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Town could reconsider partnership Maybe the Town of Qualicum Beach shouldn’t have pulled back on its commitment to the Arrowsmith Water Service, says one town councillor, and maybe they should revisit the issue. “My objection has always been the procedure we used to get to this point,” said Councillor Mary Brouilette.

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New town council could wade back into AWS By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Maybe the Town of Qualicum Beach shouldn’t have pulled back on its commitment to the Arrowsmith Water Service, says one town councillor, and maybe they should revisit the issue. “My objection has always been the procedure we used to get to this point,� said Councillor Mary Brouilette at the final meeting of the old council recently. “I felt it was not

open to the public, with not enough consultation and no debate at this table when this was presented.� Chief administrative officer Mark Brown said the town opted to change its involvement in the AWS program because they are not likely to need water from the system for quite some time. “This was the best scenario Qualicum Beach could hope for, given that we don’t need water at this time,� he said. “It takes the original AWS agreement and

MARY BROUILETTE ... need to open process to the public splits it into two parts, the dam and water licence and the intake and treatment.� The town, he said, remains committed to the first portion

Low crime stats are false, says Lunney

of the project, but has backed off on the second. “The town can buy into that second agreement at any time,� he said. “This allows us to keep our existing share of the water licence and allocation, but we don’t have to pay for the capital or operating fund for the treatment plant at this time.� Outgoing Coun. Barry Avis waded into the issue, noting the AWS agreement is broader than it ever has been, including the Englishman River

water source as well as the Little Qualicum River “It’s a broadening of the AWS, which I think is essential to our whole region,� he said. “Previously it was just one water source. We are as committed to original plan as ever, the only difference being we opted not to pay for the capital cost at present because we see no need.� Avis added a consultant’s report indicated the town likely wouldn’t need water from the Arrowsmith

dam for a minimum of 30 years. “We opted to stay in, but opted to buy in as needed,� he said. Brouilette wasn’t convinced, suggesting the next council should consider revisiting the issue. “I believe we should have gone to the intake station stage,� she said. “My recommendation to the next council will be to re-discuss these positions. This is not a closed item and there is more research and certainly more openness required.�

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Cindy Lunde, administrative assistant at Parksville’s Tigh-Na-Mara resort, stands with the RV. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

Help ďŹ ll the motor home PARKSVILLE — If you’ve seen the decorated RV from Big Boys Toys around town, then you’ve seen a call for food donations for local food banks. It made a stop recently at Tigh-NaMara Resort and Spa and this Friday, it’ll be parked at Qualicum Foods in Qualicum Beach. To learn more about the Fill the MoHo campaign, visit www.bigboystoys.ca.

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Another successful Rotary-Chamber Gala Auction is over. We thank all our donors and sponsors for their commitment to Qualicum Beach. Please support those businesses that support our effort to help create a better community. 88.5 The Beach (Island Radio) A & W Restaurant A Step Above A to Zebra Aaron Nicklen and Louise Roy – Coast Realty Group Accent Inns AGS Business Systems Inc. Alfred Heringa Contracting All Marine Sales & Service Anne Howden Arbutus Emporium Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club Arts West Gallery Audrey Cameron Audrey Perry Bailey’s in the Village Barbara Day Sort – Barrister & Solicitor Bard & Banker Scottish Pub Bard to Broadway Theatre Society Bargain Bazaar BB Fabric Designs BC Orchid Garden & Butterfly World Beach House Café Bev Botelho – Expressions Hair Design Big Rock Sculpting Bistro 694 Black & White Party Rentals Blackberry Creative BMO Nesbit Burns Anderson Wealth Advisory Group Body Sculptors Fitness Borealis Hair Bar ‘N Tanning 2 Boutique Mac Braemar Pottery Brenda Nicolls – Coast Realty Group Brent Johnson, CGA Ltd. Brent Morrison Golf Academy Brigadoon Golf Course Brown-Eyed Susan’s Buckerfield’s Buena Vista by the Sea Butchart Gardens Casa Grande Inn Charlie Lockwood Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites Chocolates Plus! Chris Burger Chuck’s Automotive Cindy Mawle

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Milner House at Milner Gardens and Woodland was ablaze with lights on the weekend as residents and visitors alike enjoyed the magic of the Christmas season. NEIL HORNER PHOTOS

Magic at Milner

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n what has become an annual tradition in Qualicum Beach, residents gathered up their families at the fall of darkness on the weekend and drove to Milner Gardens and Woodland to take part in Milner Christmas Magic. True, the little ones’ eyes grew round at the sight of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and at the daunting army of Teddy bears in the Teddy bear house, but it’s what’s outside the buildings — the amazing displays of literally tens of thousands of lights up in the trees, draped artistically over the bushes and lining the pathways — that brings people back year after year. It takes over a week for Milner’s many volunteers to create the colourful displays that have turned a largely dormant time of year into a spectacular wonderland. Milner Christmas Magic continues over the next two weekends.

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Feds to stay tough on pot By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Despite four former mayors of Vancouver and the current one, all calling for the decriminalization of marijuana, Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney isn’t impressed. Sam Sullivan, Larry Campbell, Mike Harcourt and Philip Owen all called for the legalization of marijuana in a joint statement recently, citing growing gang violence related to the drug’s prohibition. They were later joined in the call by current mayor Gregor Robertson. In their letter, the quartet of former mayors said marijuana prohibition “is creating violent, gangrelated crime in our communities and fear among our citizens, and

adding financial costs for all levels of government at a time when we can least afford them,” the letter said. “Politicians cannot ignore the status quo any longer, and must develop and deliver alternative marijuana policies that avoid the social and criminal harms that stem directly from cannabis prohibition.” Lunney was unmoved, however. “We disagree with the former mayors,” he said. “They have one perspective, but a lot of Canadians have another perspective. People rent out their houses only to have a grow-op in there and the house is trashed. There are huge consequences to these crimes going on in our neighbourhoods. We are going to make it tougher for anyone dealing in drugs.”

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NORTH ISLAND WILDLIFE Crime bill costs only modest: MP The cost is expected to increase been costed at a federal level to RECOVERY CENTRE rates of incarceration as mandacost $78.6 million over five years.” tory minimum sentences come on stream. “There is a modest increase to prisons as part of our economic action plan,” he said. “The bill has

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New town councillors given their council tasks By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Everyone in Qualicum Beach knows by now who won the municipal election, but the jury has remained out about which of them would be doing what. Town residents got a glimpse into their future this week however, when the areas of responsibility were laid out by the mayor at the Nov. 28 inaugural meeting of the new council. In his recommendation to council, Westbroek agreed to take on the general government portfolio, which includes intergovernmental relations, administration and the legislative function of council. Returning incumbent councillor Mary Brouilette was handed the arts and culture and community events portfolio, while Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer was given community development and affordable housing files. Coun. Scott Tanner will be working on the parks and recreation and health community services tasks, while Coun. Dave Willie will take on the protective services area, which includes liaising with the RCMP, environmental issues and fire rescue. Mayor Westbroek will take on the Regional District of Nanaimo position, with Brouilette tak-

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ing the first stint as alternate, followed by Luchtmeijer, Tanner and then Willie. Tanner will take on the position on the Vancouver Island Library Board liaison for a one-year term, with Luchtmeijer serving as alternate. Westbroek will chair the Police Liaison Standing Committee, will sit as a member of the Select Committee on Public Safety, will be an alternate member for the Arrowsmith Water Service, will be the liaison with the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, will be the liaison for District 69 Youth Link, as well as for the Kiwanis Housing Project and the Waterfront Residents Association. Brouilette will chair the 2012 Celebration Committee and the Communities in Bloom Committee, will serve as a member of the Arrowsmith Water Service and will be council’s liaison with Milner Gardens and Woodland, the Qualicum

Beach Memorial Golf Club, The Old School House arts centre, the Qualicum Beach Historical Society and the

Eaglecrest Residents’ Association. Luchtmeijer will chair the select committee on the airport

and will serve as liaison for the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association, the Oceanside Tourism Association, the Oceanside Development and Construction Association, the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere, the Kiwanis Housing Project and the Chartwell Residents’ Association. Tanner takes on the chairmanship of the Recreation and Parks Commis-

sion and wil serve as a member of the District 69 Recreation Commission and the Heritage Forest Commission. Tanner will also serve as liaison for the Vancouver Island Railway Corridor Foundation, the Federation of Residents’ Associations on Healthcare, the Seniors Centre Association and the North Qualicum Residents’ Association. Finally, Willie will take on the task of chairing the Select

Committee on Public Safety as well as the Select Committee on Environment. He will also be a member of the Police Liaison Standing Committee and the Heritage Forest Commission and an alternate member of the District 69 Recreation Commission. Willie will serve as council’s liaison to the Advisory Planning Commission, the Qualicum Beach Residents’ Association and Fire Rescue. news@pqbnews.com

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New school trustees aim for more public input Incumbent trustee Eve Flynn suggests slow, steady pace; newcomers read to jump into a new era of better communication and activity By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER With four of the five-person School District 69 (Qualicum) board of education coming in new after November’s election, current chair Eve Flynn admits it will be a very different board. Flynn, the only returning member, said some things may change but it is a collective board and she’s confident once the new members get up to speed they will all work together. “The people have spoken, the OCQE (Oceanside Communities for Quality Education) worked hard and now they’re at the

table,” she said of the group that ran against the incumbents. “There are not going to be easy decisions over the next few years,” she said, highlighting declining enrolment and therefore funding, the ongoing facilities review and community dialogue and the stalled provincial negotiations with the teachers’ union. “I hope we move forward at a cautious pace and don’t make decisions that we regret later,” Flynn said, adding they will get a better sense of things once they get into the budget process in February. New trustee Julie Austin said she is excited and happy about

the election and she hopes they can keep some of the momentum going to establish better communication between the board and the community. She said this will be a multipronged approach that may include board meetings at the schools and active online forums where the board, staff and wider community can discuss issues. Ross Milligan similarly said his main priority off the top will be “getting everybody involved in the decision-making process.” His big picture goal is to create an environment where everybody from teachers to students are happy going to school. “I go to bed at night thinking about all the things we can be doing,” he said, but he wants the community to help shape a vision before he gets too specific. Barry Kurland agreed about

being more open and said that while he’s pleased to win, he has a realistic sense of the huge job. “I feel we’ll accomplish a lot but we have to work within the constraints we have, it’s not going to happen in the first week.” That said, Kurland, who was a teacher for 30 years, said he’s eager to get going and gave the example of tight timelines for proposed new courses, specifically at Kwalikum Secondary. To start a new course next September, they have to be making decisions by the early spring, which is only a couple board meetings away, he said. Final new trustee, Lynnette Kershaw was similarly cautious about specific goals and said she feels like they’re in no man’s land after the busy campaign but not yet sworn in as trustees, which they will do at their inau-

gural meeting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Parksville Forum. She said priorities will be “looking at how to make the school board model more inclusive,” maybe through restructuring the public question period and online initiatives, as well as finding ways to increase revenue. She said the fact that four of the five board members have already worked together with the OCQE over the last year is a good sign but stressed they are all still individuals, not a single issue slate. She said that while it would have been wonderful if the fifth OCQE member had won his seat, it will be valuable to have Flynn with her depth of experience after nine years on the board. writer@pqbnews.com

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he Conservative government keeps trotting out the odd statistics on unreported crime as one of the main pillars of their omnibus crime bill. At best this is the most specious, of specious arguments. It might look good to some people, but after you get beyond the surface, it means very little. Conservative MP James Lunney claims 31 per cent of crimes are not being reported to police — and this backs up the Conservatives’ claim that dropping crime rates in this country are a misnomer. He points to sexual assaults as one large area of crime that goes unreported. Unfortunately, that’s true — but it has always been true. Crime rates can go up or down and yet some victims of this horrible crime will still not want to come forward for fear of being victimized again. A new crime bill isn’t going to change that. Then, he goes further to claim that those same crime statistics — compiled by every small town and large city detachment of the RCMP and local police — are manipulated. Talk about stabbing those people on the front line in the back. What he’s saying is, police reports on declining crime in Canada mean nothing. Think he and his party would be saying the same thing if those same reports showed the crime rate soaring? So who’s manipulating the crime stats here? The Conservatives’ crime bill — while it does contain some important points on making sure criminals serve appropriate sentences — falls miserably short of legislation that Canadians actually need are relies more on unsubstantiated fear to move it forward. Canadians would be better served by a justice system that, first, tries to help ensure victims of crime are not further hurt, and that convicted criminals are given appropriate sentences that will do more to rehabilitate than condition them to a life of crime — all done within a system that has enough resources to function properly. — editorial by Steven Heywood

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his column is about Conrad Moffat Black, OK, KCSG, PC. AKA Lord Black of Crossharbour, not to mention Mogul, Tycoon, Poobah, Master of the Universe and Convicted Felon. This man is no relation to A. Black, Esq. The scribbler of this column is perfectly okay with that. I do not care for Conrad Black for a multitude of reasons but chief among them stems from a conversation I had years ago with a Quebec journalist. At the time Conrad was acquiring small Canadian dailies and weeklies like a Monopoly player on coke. My friend was a columnist and a veteran of two Conradian takeovers. He told me the phrase Conrad Black used to describe the inevitable flurry of firings and dismissals that occurred whenever Conrad assumed control of a newspaper. Black, smiling, called the The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to: B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

procedure ‘drowning the puppies’. As a newspaper lover and a dog fancier, that humour was just a little too Black, even for me. Conrad Black is easy to dislike. He is arrogant, boastful, pompous and utterly contemptuous of all lesser beings, which is pretty well everyone this side of the Pope. As a newspaper proprietor he even sneered at newspaper people. In a submission to a Canadian Senate committee, Black, characteristically employing the royal ‘we’, sniffed: “We must express the view, based on our empirical observations, that a substantial number of journalists are ignorant, lazy, opinionated, and intellectually dishonest. The profession is heavily cluttered with

aged hacks toiling through a miasma of mounting decrepitude and often alcoholism, and even more so with arrogant and abrasive youngsters who By substitute ‘commitArthur ment’ for insight.” Black So much for his colleagues. His enemies fared worse. He called the Bishop of Calgary ‘a jumped up twerp’, and his business partner David Ratner ‘the rat’. He dismissed a U.S. Vice President as a ‘mendacious hypocrite’. He belittled his own investors as “a bunch of self-righteous hypocrites and ingrates.” Mister Black is fond of calling people hypocrites. Interesting, coming from a man who tossed off his Canadian citizen-

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ship like a used Kleenex when a British knighthood winked in his direction. Not surprisingly, Conrad Black became a giant neocon pinata for legions of journalists who didn’t have to work for him — and for many who did. The now-defunct Canadian satirical magazine Frank dubbed him ‘Tubby’ after Tubby Tompkins, a character in the Little Lulu comic strip. Tubby Tompkins was a rotund and nasty, scheming child of privilege who often became a victim of his own shortcomings. The analogy stuck. Not that Conrad ever gave a rap. He was mega-bright, he was filthy rich and he was utterly impervious. And then the roof fell in. Lord Black of Crossharbour ended up swatting mosquitoes in a cell in a Florida jail. Never in my lifetime has

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any mortal fallen so far and so utterly. But here’s the thing. Conrad Black was not beaten. He served his time like a pro. He never cried the blues or begged for mercy or murmured contrition. He spent $100 million on his defence; still faces over $1 billion in civil suits — and yet the man is unbowed. Is he magnificent — Or deluded? Maybe he just has sisu in spades. Sisu is a Finnish word that means, roughly, extraordinary bravery and tenacity. The Finns showed sisu when they fought the militarily superior Russians to a standstill in the Second World War. I once asked a Finlander to explain sisu to me. “It means having the hide of a rhinoceros,” he told me. Then, after a pause he added, “and perhaps the brain of one too.”

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LETTERS Is capitalism the main reason? Could we please stop with American styled culture wars? It is so un-Canadian! In areas that used to fall under the influence of the Soviet Union, with all their repression of religion, it was not “godless” Communism that emptied the churches and church coffers; it was capitalism with its promise of Nirvana through mindless consumption and materialism. Where is Christ in the billions of dollars in advertisements encouraging us to buy during this season? Where are the complaints about this as people lament the taking of Christ out of Christmas? Decades ago when the Sandinistas in Nicaragua tried to discourage the blatant commercialization of Christmas, global corporations were up in arms! Keeping Christ in Christmas was perceived as a threat to their profit margins. Again, not communists, not socialists, not atheists but global capitalists more concerned about sales than the meaning of Christmas in this largely Roman Catholic country. I agree with the need for Canadians to wake up before our culture and country has been completely stolen from us. I like Canadian tolerance and politeness as well as our caring about the well-being of others and commitment to a just society that used to be reflected in our social programs. I don’t want to be American. I love Christmas. I wish all I encounter a Merry Christmas. Not one person to date has objected — whether Christian or not!

Y.A. Zarowny Qualicum Beach

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was pleased to see the insert in this week’s publication for the kids, a great idea to involved our children in the coming Christmas activities. What I was surprised about was the selection of carols listed in the insert ... surprised because not one carol was about “The Reason for The Season,” the ‘Person’ of Christmas (no ... not Santa Claus), as a matter of fact, the person of which the word ‘Christmas” is derived, Jesus Christ, and His birth. Do you not think that those who selected these carols should have given some thought as to educating or reminding our children what this wonderful time of year is truly about? It seems this so smacks of political correctness when people feel they cannot simply state the true and historical facts of the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ in song. Surely one of the seven carols could have proclaimed that?

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tion of four wooden planter boxes. These boxes are now filled with an assortment of greenery and spring bulbs. Thanks also go out to Oceanside Fencing who provided the cedar lumber and the City of Parksville engineering department who cleared the ditches and the boulevard. A small amount of enthusiasm has worked wonders in our neighbourhood.

Bruce Walton Parksville

Equal opportunity destroyer in B.C. No matter your race, ethnicity, nationality, personhood or corporation, if you are willing and able to hack and destroy an ecosystem you will have Ms. Clark at your back. At Fish Lake, Christy is the champion of Taseko Mines. I watched Christy at a golf course in Qualicum Beach rally her followers with a pretty smile and unwavering support for Prosperity, a mine with the rare distinction of having

been rejected by a federal environmental review. In supporting Prosperity Mine, Christy stands opposed by over 100 First Nations bands, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the people whose homeland it has been for thousands of years. So devastating would the proposed Prosperity Mine be to their way of life that Tsilhqot’in elders have sworn they will die before they see Prosperity built. Christy’s disregard for the needs of First Nations who protect lakes, fish, and cultural identity contrasts sharply with her support of First Nations whose concern for Mother Earth is overshadowed by their need for cash. Near Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, the logging rights to DL33 a red-listed public forest, a mature remnant of a Coast Douglas Fir, critically endangered and globally imperiled ecosystem, was handed over to the Shaw’naw’as (Nanoose) First Nation. Under these circumstances the Clark government drips with so much concern for First Nations that they are willing to overlook

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their solemn commitments as signatories to the International Convention on Biological Diversity and destroy yet another ecosystem so that a native band can hire an outside logging contractor to supply TimberWest with these valuable trees that it couldn’t otherwise get access to. A cynic might question the meaning of Ms. Clark’s smiles, but as she trashes cultures and ecosystems with equal abandon, she is truly an equal opportunity destroyer.

Phil Carson Qualicum Beach

Keep their feet to the fire, Scott This letter is in regard to the article about the health clinic (THE NEWS, Dec. 2). OK Scott Fraser ...YO the man. Now is the time for you to put your money where your mouth is and garner my appreciation and respect. We little folk have been waiting for you. Keeping the criminals accountable!!

April McKenna Qualicum Beach

B.C. Tories love Christy Clark On the TV news you will likely see a wide-eyed Christy Clark, our premier by default, buzzing about in front of the artificial camera lights. The premier’s primary responsibility is to run our provincial government, B.C.’s largest single employer, as a sustainable, costeffective, service-delivery business for the long-term benefit of the people. Who is most enjoying Clark’s performance as a political celebrity? The answer is pretty obvious: members of the BC Conservative Party. When an election finally comes, the voters will judge Clark on her accomplishments, not on her synthetic smiles and empty promises.

Lloyd Atkins Vernon

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Carol Harradine Parksville

Recently I lost my purse in the QF parking lot in Qualicum Beach. I would like to send my appreciation and thanks to the person/persons who took it back to the QF store.

Joan E. Baddeley Qualicum Beach

An overflowing bouquet of Van Gogh sunflowers to Dee Aguilar along with heartfelt thanks for all your hard work, dedication and passion in promoting the arts and artisans in Qualicum Beach.

Ruth LaFontaine Qualicum Beach

Bouquets to Wyndom, Brian at Windsor Rentals and Dave from Holl-Pro for their generous donation of time and materials for the construction of our deluxe new sandbox. Yip, we dig it.

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Parksville Petro Canada station owner Wayne Pike stands with one of his upgraded fuel pumps. BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO to stop potential environmental issues such as an oil leak or anything getting into the storm drain,” Pyke said. The maintenance work conducted was routine and part of the ongoing effort by Suncor Energy to make their gas stations more environmentally friendly. The tank top upgrade included a wide scope of work that will provide better site drainage and gas pump islands that meet current

safety standards. According to the contractor who did the work, the old islands housing the gas pumps had rusty and sharp edges that were a potential safety hazard for customers. He said the new pump islands are now up to fire code and meet their strict environmental standards. The contractor, who asked not to be identified due to Suncor Energy policy regarding the release of

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Parksville Lions host breakfast with Kris Kringle By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle — he has lots of names, but one thing remains consistent: he’s one jolly old elf. Duane Round and

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BUSINESS Redevelopment of college site to begin soon New College Heights project will bring high-end units, penthouses to QB By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Qualicum Beach residents might want to take one more long look at the dilapidated state of the old College Inn, because it’s about to change — and for the better. That’s because the Town of Qualicum Beach this week issued a building permit for the development of 40 high-end condominium units at the site — to be renamed College Heights. Dean Pomeroy owns Pomeroy Restoration and Construction Ltd., the company redeveloping the old College Inn site and he said he couldn’t be happier to be able to finally move forward on the project. “It’s hard to believe. It has been almost six years,” he said. “It’s been quite a process we hadn’t planned on.” Pomeroy said the

building permit is for the first phase of the project, which includes 20 units, many of which will be housed in the historic boys college building. “It’s mainly the heritage building now, and the most easterly of the building,” Pomeroy said. “The other phases will be 12 units and then eight.” The old college building, which has been declared a heritage building by the municipality, will retain much of its current look on the exterior, but will include four twostorey units on the second and third floors, a main amenity space for resident and public use, meeting rooms, two hotel-style one bedroom suites for visitor use, a kitchen and barbecue dining area on two floors. “We have a community use agreement put in place that allows the use of the main floor and some lower floor areas

Ainsley Foster and Dean Pomeroy celebrate the issuance of a building permit for the College Heights development. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

of the heritage building,” Pomeroy said. “The meeting rooms, kitchen, barbecue area and outside deck can be used by the community. We’ve got a lot of the old college memorabilia, such as pictures and the old cane and we are going to take the old

crest into the main entry of the heritage building. The heritage designation is just for the outside, but we want to bring it inside, too.” The new buildings to be constructed at the site will somewhat reflect the style of the original build-

ing, with heavy timber features at the entry ways, balcony and roof areas, as well as heavy timber construction for exterior arbors and trellises and stone facing on the ground floor. The units won’t come cheap, ranging in price from $555,000 on the low end to almost $1.4 million for a penthouse. The units are all large, he added, in the range of 1,900 square feet. Despite the price, Pomeroy said interest has been strong already, even though the marketing campaign hasn’t even kicked off. “We’ve got quite a lot of pre-registrations and we hope those are going to translate into sales,” Pomeroy said. “We roll out the major marketing campaign today, sending packages to Alberta and Saskatchewan.” That’s important, because construction can’t begin until at least nine of the units are sold. However, Pomeroy is confident

he won’t have any trouble making that goal in relatively short order. “We are in the process of tendering the project,” he said. “We have all the plans in now and the tender closes on Dec. 15.” Once the first shovel bites into the earth, Pomeroy estimated it will take between 16 and 18 months to complete the first phase. Pomeroy said the project, once completed, will prove to be a financial boon to Qualicum Beach. “I think it’s a huge tax base,” he said. He acknowledged there was a fair amount of opposition to the redevelopment, but stressed that all issues had to be dealt with in order to secure the building permit. He noted as well that there were many who supported his team right from the beginning. “It was a tough road and there were a lot of people who were against the project, but a lot of people were for it.” news@pqbnews.com

A new year means taking steps to evaluate financial progress

I

t a very volatile year for stock and bond markets in 2011, largely due to uncertainty of the strength of certain European economies. There is nothing we can do on a large scale, but we have some control over what is within our grasp. Many portfolios are in the red this year (as of mid October), which has led to capital loss and an income reduction in some cases. If you have found yourself worried over the stock markets and your portfolio performance

during the past year, it may be a good time to review your appetite for risk. Remember that a reduced risk profile may lead to an increased bond component and income that is taxable at your highest marginal rate. It is important to balance your required income and level for risk to ensure you are not actually earning less in real dollars due to the different tax rates for various asset classes. Now is a good time to evaluate your financial progress and performance for

the year. Although no one can tell what the next year will bring, the financial plan you have built should see you through both good and bad times. It is important to remember the success of your investments doesn’t depend on just one year’s performance, but rather, on your commitment to remain invested over the long term. Goals are not reached over months, but decades. That is easy to forget sometimes, but a clear vision of the big picture and a financial roadmap to

Financial Fitness By Carol Plaisier get there will help you through the volatile times. Meet with your advisor on a regular basis, don’t let unanswered questions leave you worried. Jointly, you and your advisor will make sure your portfolio is still soundly

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plan is out of date, and maybe, why you need a second opinion. Year end brings a time to reflect and a time to consider what you want to change for the new year. Taking action will be your important first step and may bring a new year with new opportunities! For further information, Carol Plaisier, CFP®, Investment Advisor with DWM Securities Inc., can be reached at the DundeeWealth office in Parksville (250) 248-2399, or by email

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By Dr. Neill Neill affairs, there were probably a few men involved too. At what cost to marriages and families? The fact is that most people do not want to keep on drinking after they have had a couple of drinks. If you are hosting a holiday party, however, do keep an eye on those who continue to drink. They may be among the alcoholdependent segment of the population, that is, they may be alcoholics. (We politely call them functioning alcoholics if they are still working.) Being able to tolerate large quantities of alcohol, and being unable to stop drinking or to remember events the next day are all signs of alcoholism. Some even appear to take on a different personality when they drink. Have nonalcoholic beverages readily available for everyone. Serve sweets, because part of the craving for alcohol is the craving for sugar. Sweets can help reduce that craving. Be ready to stop someone who is unsafe to drive home. I know this is hard, but you might be sav-

Winter Harp at The Port Theatre Dec. 10 NANAIMO — Winter Harp at The Port Theatre in Nanaimo Saturday, Dec. 10, will be a medieval seasonal feast for the eyes and ears. The musicians, in medieval attire, perform a hauntingly beautiful collection of music from well known carols to Celtic, Medieval, world and Spanish. Dozens of candles light the stage providing a backdrop for the golden Celtic and classical harps, drums, tambourines, temple bells, flutes and an assortment of rare 12th century instruments. In celebration of its 18th touring season, legendary harper/storyteller Patrick Ball will join the ensemble as this year’s special guest. There are two performances on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Port Theatre. For tickets call 250-754-8550. — Submitted

ing someone’s life. Every year hundreds of children are sexually abused by relatives and friends at holiday house parties. Social class is irrelevant, so hire a babysitter to look after your children, even though you are

there. If you are at someone else’s party, always have an escape route. Pre-arrange with someone to pick you up if you call. If you are not going to drink yourself, drive your own car rather than accept a ride. If

your partner has a tendency to drink too much, have a discussion in advance of the party to plan an intervention and the escape route. If your teens are going to a party where there will be drinking, ask them about their

escape route, should things turn bad. Talk with them about the importance of a designated driver. Remind them to call home for someone to pick them up, no questions asked. I invite you to reflect on the role al-

cohol will play in your holiday season. Let’s make Christmas both fun and safe this year. Happy holidays to all my readers. You can reach Registered Psychologist Dr. Neill Neill at 250-752-8684 or through his website www. neillneill.com/contact

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in the wealthy community there were people in need. They started the elf program in 1990 to deliver Christmas gifts to five or six needy families. Now, 21 years later the program provided 182 people with gifts last year. Over the decades they continued to help people at Christmas, but noticed more and more people in need through the year. The turning point came when someone they knew had their power shut off in the middle of the winter, which also meant they didn’t have water. Since they also didn’t have enough food and were in general financial difficulty, the Bruckers passed the hat to help her and realized there must be other people not eating. People were going in to food banks in Nanaimo and Parksville but the Bruckers knew it could be hard for someone already struggling to get to those food banks. They established the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard, initially as a branch of the Parksville Salvation Army food bank in 2009. Despite an early attitude that there

were no poor people in Nanoose Bay, they are now supported in the community including by businesses and groups like Fairwinds, Quality Foods, the Lions, Nanoose Edibles and Springford Farm. Today the food bank is a self sustaining service, mostly on individual donations and only loosely affiliated with the Parksville food bank. They now supply 100 people with supplemental food year round. Because it is such a small community they have a more personal connection with their clients, and sometimes help with everything from pet food to prescriptions, dental help and back to school supplies. The elf program is also booming with Christmas trees from Serious Coffee in Parksville to most public locations in Nanoose Bay listing specific present requests that people can buy for someone. To help or donate contact the Bruckers at 250-468-9888, e-mail info@nanoosecommunityservices.com, or watch for their Christmas trees and donation bins around the community.

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WENDLAND (WERDAL), Rosalinda (Rosie) Lilah JUNE 2, 1944 ~ NOVEMBER 29, 2011 Rosie, born June 2, 1944 in Vienna, Austria and passed away November 29, 2011 in Nanaimo, BC. She met and marries the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;perfectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; husband Jim Werdal of 2½ short but wonderful years and will be truly missed and lovingly remembered. Rosie also leaves behind sons Carl and Jeff Dietrich and grandson Tyron Dietrich, sister Ingrid Boesel and husband Bob Keats and many friends and extended family, her little pup, her church family and her family from the Oceanside District Stroke Recovery Centre. Rosie enjoyed gardening, painting, photography, and helping at the Stroke Recovery Centre. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the Island Gospel Centre, 90 McColl Rd Bowser, BC. Donations may be sent in lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers to the Oceanside District Stroke Recovery Centre c/o Marie Randall, 399 Dorset Rd, Qualicum Beach, V9K 1H5. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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Devoted husband, father, grandfather passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Elinor, children; Michael (Hannah), Kathleen, David (Catherine) and sister Pat. He is also survived by his second family, Leeanna (David), Dean (Jacqueline), Mark (Michelle), Eileen (Raymond) and William, plus 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren from both families. Stanley had a distinguished career in the Royal Canadian Navy and retired as Lieutenant Commander, was a dedicated teacher at Edward Miln Secondary School and was a strong supporter of the Navy Cadets and devoted member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He touched many lives and will be missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Br #76, Qualicum Beach on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 12:00PM. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations to the Legion #76 Poppy Fund, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach B.C V9K 1L8 would be appreciated. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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SPORTS BSS Whalers take sixth Seaquam takes AAA volleyball championships held in Parksville By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS

‘Tis the season for competitions. From left, SSSC members Ariana Belix, Sheye Speers, Kiera Klymchuk, Katie Haddad, Heather Robertson, Indianna Berg, Ginny Lefeaux and Olivia Bau in front, pause for a photo prior to the start of a recent practice. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

Come skate with Sandy Shores SSSC RESULTS AUTUMN LEAVES Pre-Juvenile: Olivia Bau, 8th Senior Bronze: Kennedy Lavertu, 1st Novice: Katie Haddad 15th overall Ashley Thorup: Novice 11th overall Ginny Lefeaux: Preliminary 11th

The kids from Sandy Shores Skating Club have been a busy bunch, with lots more to look forward to. The longtime local club was well represented at the big annual Autumn Leaves competition in Kamloops (Oct. 14-16), and the VI Regionals in Port Alberni (Oct. 28-30). SSSC had five skaters qualify for the BC/YT Section Championships in Kelowna Nov. 9-13

VIRs Jr. bronze: Indianna Berg, 9th Sr. Bronze: Kennedy Lavertu, 2nd; Fiona Witherall, 12th Pre-Juv: Olivia Bau, 6th

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Juvenile: Sheye Speers, 6th Pre novice: Heather Robertson, 5th overall Novice: Ariana Belix, 1st overall; Katie Haddad: 2nd overall; Ashley Thorup, 3rd overall; Justine Elves:, 4th overall Performance Program: Kiera Klymchuck, Emily Scarpino, bronze

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Elves. Those taking part in this event will need skates, helmet and gloves. “There’s a lot going on,” confirmed long-time SSSC co-coach Leslee Rushton who has been running the club with husband Larry

since 1987, the made the point they had twice as many skaters representing SSSC at the VIRs’, “so it shows the right direction for our club’s rebuilding program,” said Larry. SEE

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North Delta’s Seaquam Chargers and company react to clinching the BC High School AAA senior girls volleyball title at BSS Saturday afternoon. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

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They were part of what is already being ranked up there as a tournament classic, and Ballenas Secondary School’s senior girls volleyball team is done for the season having finished sixth out of 16 teams at their AAA provincial championships. With so many games to be played, the big annual showcase, which featured three days of exciting competition, was actually played out at three local gyms, with Oceanside Middle School and KSS pressed into service. The Whalers looked to be right on course when they cruised to a straight set win over the Sutherland Sabres from North Van in their opener Thursday morning, but losses to Abby’s MEI Eagles and the McRoberts Strikers from Richmond that afternoon left the Island champs sitting third in their pool. The Whalers opened Friday’s round of 16 with a sweet 29-27, 25-15 sweep of the Mark Isfeld Ice. Against second-ranked Crofton House (number six on the list of Canada’s Top 25 private schools), in game two, the Whalers left all on the court but came up short in a thriller. “What a match,” one local dad croaked the next day. “I’ve never cheered so much in my life.” Amped and ready and playing in front of a gym packed with supporters on the loud side, the hometown girls shocked the favoured Mainlanders with a 25-20 opening set win.

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“From that point on the lead swung back and forth,” said BSS coach John Philip, with Crofton winning the second set 25-20, Ballenas winning the third 2523, and Crofton taking the fourth, 25-23. In the tie-breaking fifth set Ballenas was leading 10-4, “unfortunately we got stuck there,” said Philip, explaining how a combination of good serving, poor passing and their strongest player attacking, cleared the way for a 15-11 comefrom-behind win for CH. “It was heart breaking,” conceded the veteran skipper. “We were within two points of winning the fourth set, and then to have such a commanding lead evaporate in the fifth ... that’s volleyball. “There were two outstanding matches in this tournament which showcased the quality of girls high school volleyball,” he said, pointing to the Ballenas/Crofton game, and the final between Crofton and

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Whalers only two points off of fourth place in B.C.

Ballenas dug deep from a comeback victory over MEI from Abbotsford to clinch sixth place. Seaquam. “As a coach you cannot ask for anything more than your team to have their best performance at the end of the season. My team did just that,” said Philip. Crofton was stubborn, but Seaquam was just too strong as the Chargers from Delta grabbed the hardware in a great gold medal match. The Whaler girls regrouped Saturday morning and pulled

off their own comeback as they beat MEI 27-25, 25-16. “A come-from-behind victory is always nice,” said Philip, pointing to back row specialist Olivia Buksa and Grade 10 Nicole Lublinkoff as the catalysts. “Olivia was excellent on serve receive, and Nicole came off the bench to serve for four points when we were behind 17-20,” said their coach, adding MEI was pretty

disheartened after losing that set, and we easily beat them in the second set.” It was a tired Whalers team that closed out the tourney with a 2-1 loss to Little Flower Academy. The Whalers finished the tourney in sixth place — they went in ranked fourth. “Our goal was to make it into the top eight and then shoot for a top-four finish,” said Philip. “We came within two points of

meeting that goal.” Grade 11 right side hitter Alex Cloutier was named to the second all star team, and Philip was quick to thank the parties that be at BSS who “did a fantastic job of hosting, and we are very thankful for the assistance of Kevin McKee at Oceanside Middle School and Butch Gayton at Kwalikum who allowed us to take over their gyms.” Ballenas will lose Grade 12 middle blocker Lainey Jantzi to graduation, “otherwise the rest of the team will be intact.”

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Desert night and Christmas concert Dec. 7 Skate Canada points out Larry, has changed the qualifying criteria for skaters working their way into and up through the competitive stream, “which will make it easier for late bloomers.” JUST DESERTS A reminder Sandy Shores is hosting a Desert Night and Christmas Concert on Ice on Wednesday (Dec. 7) from 6-7:30 p.m. at Oceanside Place. Admission is by donation, which includes a desert and a

beverage all being served by the skaters. “It’s a great chance to see the skaters perform,” said Leslee, adding club members will be performing solo routines “and some Christmas group numbers.” The Christmas fundraiser will showcase the SSSC skaters “and will be a fun night for all,” said Elves, pointing out the club will also be raffling off Canucks tickets at the event. And through it all, the

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also including 20 years on the board of directors of ECHO Players. Between 1992 and 2000, she co-directed six Christmas shows at the Village Theatre. Blitzen, by Julian Wiles, is based on a true story of a South Carolina family who survives a 1989 hurricane. The comedy is centered around the Christmas after Hugo, one of the largest hurricanes ever to

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Walk is also a fundraiser for the local food bank This year will mark the 19th anniversary of the Bethlehem Walk and Paetkau said while it takes a tremendous amount of work to present the biblical story of Christmas their church members

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Audience encouraged to sing along to Messiah Sing-along Messiah will bring audiences to their feet December 11 at Knox United Church. A core choir consisting of the church choir and members from other choirs will lead a Sing-along Messiah under the direction of Alan C. Whitmore. While this is the first time Knox United Church has presented Sing-along Messiah, Whitmore said he hopes to make it an annual event. “I am very excited about presenting Sing-along Messiah. The sing-along format allows the audience to participate as much as they wish. People may sing all the choruses, some of the choruses or sit and listen to others do the singing,” he stated. Soloists and a double string quartet from the Victoria Conservatory of Music will highlight the afternoon. For many people living in larger centres, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without participating in a Sing-along Messiah concert. While many folks may not have the

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The Director of Music Ministry at Knox United Church in Parksville, Alan C. Whitmore, had his choir working hard as they prepare for their Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2:30. p.m. time to dedicate to rehearsals or the will to join a choir, they can still get that annual fix of choral exuberance by singing out the most cherished of all Christmas works. Ironically, G. F. Handel’s glorious Messiah was never intended to be affiliated with Christmas; it was originally written as a thought provoker for Lent and Easter. It does not cover the story of Christmas but rather, the prophecies that foretold the story. Since Handel’s death in 1759, Messiah (note the absence of, ‘The’) has been performed during Advent, the preparatory period leading up to the Christmas season. It took Handel only 24 days to complete Messiah, much to the dismay of Charles

Jennens (1700-1773). Jennens designed and selected the libretto (the text of an opera or other long vocal works) from the New and Old Testaments with the utmost care and felt that Handel’s rush job did not do his work justice ... until he heard it. Handel

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new exciting CD Skin Tight. The Nylons have been on the music scene for the past 30 years. Now the group returns with their first studio record since 2006 — and their soulful harmonies sound better than ever. Peppered with a slick jazz flavour throughout, Skin Tight is the catchiest collection of signature Nylons harmonies to date. The Nylons have never needed a band — they just needed their voices, their joy, and their ability to entertain audiences and the energy and spark the group had when it started back in 1979 is still present. There have been — counting the current line-up — a total of 12 members in the group’s 27 years. Claude Morrison is the only original member still in the group, although Arnold Robinson, who joined in 1981 and who retired in early

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Within a few short blocks you’ll find convenient clusters of one-of-a-kind businesses guaranteed to put a smile on your face this holiday season - and a smile on the face of everyone on your shopping list. Fashions, home decor, food, giftware, electronics, music, books, art, and more - we have it all. Lefty’s Fresh Food Restaurant Thrifty Foods Centre in Parksville‚

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15 Anniversary (Dec 13/1996) all through December. Spend $15 or more in December and receive a card for a 15% discount in January. 8am-8pm Sun-Thurs‚ 8am-9pm Fri & Sat.

Major and Maxwell Art Gallery

RoxyWallHanger Gallery and Gift Store

#3, 155 Morison Avenue • 250-586-5565 www.RoxyWallHanger.com Featuring Original Photography, Local Artisans, Jewellery & Island inspired gift items. Dec 6‚ Surprise specials! Gift with Purchase! Enter Christmas Draws! Dec 1-24, purchase a 8, 10, or 12mm Men’s Sterling Silver Chain & receive FREE Historic Sailing Ship Model! Offer Expires Dec 24, 2011.

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, OPEN UNTIL 7PM ON TUESDAYS!

Vintage Bath Soap & Candle 101-177 Weld St. Parksville • 250-586-2828

“Create a warm and festive mood” Holiday Gift Sets by Rocky Mountain Soap Eco-Friendly Soy Candles Fabulous Cosmetic Bags Stocking Stuffers? Oh yeah... For more info and specials facebook/vintagebath

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

FREEE Parking • Fabulouss Findss • Friendly People

170 Morison Ave 250-586-6877 jemax@shaw.ca www.majorandmaxwellart.com

Men’s Wear. Women’s Wear. Clothes to Live in‚ Clothes to work in. With This Ad: Free Men’s Short Sleeve Tee Shirt with purchase over $50.00 Dec 3 Moonlight Magic Open till 9pm Starting Dec 12: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-8pm Sat: 9:30am-5:30pm, Sun: 11:00am-4pm

Oceanside Stylist and Barber Shoppe 147 Morison Avenue • 250-248-5753 Welcomes you to come in for a chance to win our big Christmas basket! Drop by on Dec. 3rd for 50% off select retail.

Open 9-5 Mon-Sat Shades of Green

117 Craig St., Parksville • 250-248-2501 www.shadesofgreenmindbodyhome.com

We will have 2 separate prizes‚ both original oil paintings

Earth Friendly Products & Clothing. Natural Fibre, Canadian Made, Fair Trade Clothing & Accessories for the WHOLE family. Home & body products, plastic free alternatives & MORE! Holiday Special receive a $10 gift card with purchase over $50 plus enter to win a $100 Gift Certificate

Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

10-5 Mon-Sat • Open Sun in Dec 11am-4pm

D’s Aboriginal Art and Gifts

KABAYAN ORIENTAL FOODS and MORE

149 Morison Ave, UPSTAIRS above Barber Shop 250-586-0033 creativeandnative@gmail.com www.dsaboriginalart.com

120 Middleton Avenue • 250-586-6328

Kabayan kristmas kraze

Original: drums, jewelry, paintings, beadwork & carvings. Women’s & Men’s Accessories: Shawls; Bags, Mukluks; Moccasins; Watches etc. Drum Bags; Wedding Vases Children’s: Books & Games Draw: You make a deer hide hand drum, draw includes all materials and instruction, painting or alternate prize available. Other prizes too.

Purdys chocolate or a gift basket worth $75.00

Dec Hours: Sun: 10am-4pm, Mon,Wed,Thurs: 10am-5:30pm, Tues: 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-6pm

Mon-Fri: 2:30pm-7pm • Sat: 10am-7pm Sun CLOSED

Close To You

Ladies Fashion and Lingerie Thrifty Foods Centre, 174 Corfield St. 250-248-3781 • www.closetoyou.ca Close To You offers an amazing array of ladies fashion, lingerie, footwear and accessories.

20% off all nightwear when you purchase 2 or more pieces‚ and we’ll gift wrap it too! Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm, Sun Noon-4pm Dec 19-23 Open late til 8pm

blossoms’n such

2-102 E. Island Hwy. 250.248.1155 blossomsnsuch@shaw.ca www.blossomnsuch.net

Parksville’s full service flower shop for over 10 years is a treasure trove of holiday whimsy. Fresh floral’s, Roger’s Chocolates & artisan works. Dec. 2-23, weekly draws for a fresh floral creation.

Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm Sat 9:30am-5:30pm

Enter for a chance to win:

Parksville Home Hardware

142 Morison Ave., • 250-248-9221 “Shop to win great weekly prizes beginning Nov 21st - large selection of Christmas lights, decor, gifts and more!”

Monday-Saturday: 8:30am-5:30pm Sunday:10am-4pm Aiken & Associates CGA

Located at 125 McCarter with the entrance of Middleton. Ph: 250-586-5886 F: 250-586-0440 AikenAssociatesCGA@shaw.ca We are a small accounting firm where people are important. We offer small business support, book keeping and accounting services as well as T1, T2 and T3 preparation and tax planning. Tax season isn’t far away. Now is the best time to start your tax planning with a free one hour consultation.

Accura Denture Clinic

Unit 4, 125 McCarter St. ph. 250-586-0443 fax. 250-586-0440 email: adcparksville@yahoo.ca

MARLIN TRAVEL

1-125 McCarter St. 250-248-2041 1-800-806-2041 • helen.dyck@marlintravel.ca www.marlintravel.ca/1532

A full service denture clinic offering standard & premium dentures, partials and implant retained dentures; relines, rebases and repairs. Insurance plans welcome. New to Accura Denture Clinic: VelScope Mucosal Examination System. Free with an exam-help identify irritated tissue that can be caused by infections and Cancer.

During the month of December we are giving a 50 Airmiles bonus for vacation packages or cruise bookings (minimum $1000 per person before taxes) and an Airmiles Contest of 500 airmiles for one lucky client who books anything or registers for our email marketing list.

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

MON-FRI: 9am-5pm SAT: 10am-3pm

NONCHALANCE FASHIONS 131 Alberni Highway Phone: 250-248-2841 Our customers love casual but classy styles of Spanner, Softworks, French Dressing and Parkhurst‚ and our fabulous jewellery and accessories.

Draw-$100 Gift Certificate-Dec 21/11

9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat

FIRESIDE BOOKS 114 MIDDLETON AVE • 250-248-1234

December Weekend Special

Every weekend is the Christmas Red Dot Sale.

Selected pocketbooks‚ fill a bag for $15 The elves have been busy getting ready for your browsing adventure! MON-SAT 9am-5pm

Oceansidechristmas.ca Check this website for a complete listing of seasonal events in the Parksville and Qualicum Beach area.

201-177 Weld Street, PO Box 275, Parksville BC, V9P 2G4 Phone: 250-248-8079 Email: info@parksvillebia.com

Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Tuesday, December 6, 2011  

Local news, sports and entertainment for the Oceanside area of Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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