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COOKING UP A GREAT CHRISTMAS

Students in Mrs. Diewold’s class at Parksville Elementary School, Khloe Baker and Jonah Johnson, get ready to make Christmas cookies in their peformance at the school’s Christmas Traditions concert Tuesday. See page A5 for more photos. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

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Trees cut in the Grove

Here comes Blitzen Winter Wonderland

Trees came down in Cathedral Grove park this week and BC Parks says it was done for safety reasons.

A Christmas story for the whole family is taking place on stage at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. ECHO Players will present 13 performances of Blitzen until December 31.

Images from the preparation for holiday skating events at Oceanside Place in Parksville.

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Crash got heart pumping Routine heart test jolted when car crashes into local medical clinic

News Briefs

By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER

Some fairly large trees were felled in MacMillan Provincial Park this week. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

BC Parks orders Grove danger trees removed

Doreen Wiebe was just in for some routine tests on her heart Wednesday morning, but her chart should show some interesting readings after the bed she was laying on was jolted across the room during the procedure. The excitement originated outside the building, when the driver of a car parking at the Parksville Medical Clinic lost control when his foot slipped onto the accelerator. The car jumped the curb and slammed into the side of the clinic, sending Wiebe and her bed flying. “I was on the bed in the ECG room, where they do your heart, and I had all these wires on,” Wiebe said. “All of a sudden

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Emergency responders discuss Wednesday morning crash in Parksville. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

there was a big bang and I was up against the girl who was doing the testing. It pushed the bed.” Although startled, Wiebe was not injured in the crash.

“I was a little excited,” she said. “If my heart was racing before, it sure was now.” The elderly driver of the vehicle was checked by ambulance

attendants but was uninjured, as was his wife, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. news@pqbnews.com

By STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR

B.C. climate goal is unchanged

There is no commercial logging going on in Cathedral Grove this week, contrary to some phone calls placed to THE NEWS on Tuesday. BC Parks area supervisor Drew Chapman told THE NEWS, which visited the park on Tuesday afternoon, that Parks themselves were having a series of danger trees removed from where MacMillan Provincial Park borders Highway 4. Twenty-three trees between Little Qualicum Falls park and the west side of the Grove, he, explained, were deemed dangerous to public safety by a veteran registered professional forester hired by BC Parks — someone who has been working for years with Parks on the old growth nature of the area. Chapman said they look for fungus, root rot, dead tops and other potential hazards to visitors and Parks staff. The job, shared by BC Parks and the ministry of transportation and highways, was completed over a couple of days this week. The work did involve short closures of the highway in order to fall the trees safely.

By TOM FLETCHER BLACK PRESS

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VICTORIA — Ottawa’s decision to withdraw from the international treaty on climate change doesn’t change B.C.’s determination to reach its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets, Environment Minister Terry Lake says. Lake spent last week at the international climate conference in Durban, South Africa, where the focus was on trying to extend the 2005 Kyoto Protocol. Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday Canada will be the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto agreement, because it places an unfair burden on developed countries while exempting

China, India and other developing countries. Kyoto required Canada to cut greenhouse gas emissions by six per cent below 1990 levels by 2012. But by 2009, Canada’s emissions had risen to 17 per cent above 1990 levels, much of it due to expanded oilsands development in Alberta. Lake said in an interview Tuesday he understands Ottawa’s position, because the second round of the Kyoto agreement would only apply to 16 per cent of the world’s emitters. “It doesn’t affect what we’re doing here in B.C., which is to continue on with our goals of 33 per cent reduction by 2020 and 80 per cent reduction by 2050,” Lake said. With B.C.’s carbon tax in

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Residents call for safety measures at crosswalk If there’s any crosswalk in Qualicum Beach that needs to slow things down it would have to be the crosswalk at Memorial Avenue and Fern Road, say local seniors. That shouldn’t be surprising, said Fran Ryan, because the Qualicum Beach Seniors Centre, Qualicum Foods and TOSH are on one side and The Gardens seniors

home, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Pharmasave pharmacy are on the other. Ryan, along with former council candidate Carol NicolDowe and others at the Seniors Centre are lobbying town council to do something about what they consider to be the most dangerous intersection in town. The push comes in light of an incident last Thursday in which a Qualicum Beach senior was knocked to the ground

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The intersection of Memorial and Fern in Qualicum Beach is dangerous, say some residents. by a driver turning left at the intersection.

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brought this up in my election campaign. People need to feel safe.” One idea that has been broached, she added, would be to have all the lights go red at the same time, allowing all pedestrians to cross at the same time. “This would help, because people wouldn’t be able to turn at that time,” she said. “The problem seems to be worst when people are turning.” Ryan suggested another option, which would be to slow down the timing of the lights at that intersection, giving elderly residents more time to cross. “We want an

improvement on that light,” she said. “It might not be long enough and the cars turn on us.” A delegation, including NicolDowe and Ryan, met to discuss the issue with Mayor Teunis Westbroek this week and they came away at least partially reassured. “The mayor’s suggestion was that we have a meeting with the seniors and come up with some ideas,” she said. Town planner Luke Sales said the municipality is currently reviewing the issue of crosswalk times. “We are planning to do a comprehensive review of signal timers and other transportation infrastructure in the new year,” he said. “We have applied for a grant from the 2012 Age-Friendly Communities program. “The engineering work done so far doesn’t indicate there is an issue with signal timing, but we are going through a more thorough process to ensure it’s safe for our residents.” news@pqbnews.com

Credit card fraud case now in court By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER

Two Qualicum Beach residents facing several counts of fraud each made an appearance in B.C. Provincial Court in Nanaimo this week. Michael Yule is charged with five counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of possessing instruments to forge credit cards and three counts of forgery. As well, Aleta Trimble faces three counts of forgery, forgery of credit cards and five counts of possession of stolen property in relation to the same Oct. 12, 2010 incident. In Tuesday’s proceedings, Yule and Trimble had their cases put over to September 12, 2012 for a trial confirmation hearing.

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Youngsters in the audience were enthralled with the performances.

Celebrating the Season Parksville Elementary School held two Christmas concerts this week — THE NEWS was at Tuesday’s English one — as well as a Kids’ Holiday Gift Store on Thursday.

Rock and Roll Snowman was a big hit, as performed by Mrs. Dobinson and Mr. Campbell’s classes. Big thank-yous went to the maker of the great costume.

Carson Dorst dressed as an oven for his class performance of Baking Cookies for Santa at Parksville Elementary School on Tuesday. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTOS

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The provincial government is reimbursing $21 million in playground funding to parent advisory council’s (PACs) in 31 school districts, but not this one. School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendent Jim Ansell noted the news release in Tuesday night’s agenda and confirmed none of the money announced is for this district. He suggested it might be due to there not being any major recent playground projects in the district but said it was the second bit of new playground funding announced in the last year, which might be a good sign for the future. PACs have done a lot of work on local school playgrounds like Nanoose Bay Elementary where they opened $90,000 worth of new, wheelchair accessible equipment a couple years ago. Ansell commented that small PACs frequently spend 10 or 12 years fundraising for a playground. “Some parents work the entire time their student is in elementary school and never see the benefits.”

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The previous school board said they were committed to keeping all the schools in the district open — and the new school board put it in writing at their first regular meeting this week. With four of the five trustees newly elected, they unanimously supported a motion that: “The Board of Education of School

District 69 (Qualicum) commits to keeping all schools in School District 69 open while looking at all options to increase revenues and decrease expenses.” Trustee Ross Milligan, who brought the motion forward, said the first step in dealing with the district’s declining enrolment and therefore decreasing funding is to increase revenue and decrease expenses which they will be looking to the community for help with. There was no further discussion on the motion.

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Doors smashed at two downtown businesses Thieves broke into one store on Morrison Avenue in Parksville Wednesday night and tried to get into another one, without success. Shirra Wall, the co-owner of Wilde and Sparrow at 144 West Island Highway said she found out the store had been hit early Thursday morning. “We got a call before 7 a.m. from someone who had been walking past and noticed a giant pile of glass,” Wall said. “We’ve been cleaning up ever since.” The unidentified culprit gained entry into the store by smashing the window on the Morison

Avenue side of the property. Once inside, she said, it appears the thief didn’t waste any time, heading for a drawer where the store’s cash box is kept. “It seemed like they knew where it was,” she said. “Nothing else was touched. Not a thing was out of place except for that one drawer with the cash box. Wall said the thief got lucky, as she had failed to make her daily deposit the evening before, so the cash box was stuffed with an estimated $1,500. “Normally I do a deposit but I was on my own and it had been a really busy couple of days,” Wall said. “It was very upsetting. This is our first Christmas open

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and our customers have been incredibly supportive and wonderful and we have been really busy. It just felt a little like a violation.” Wall said she has already taken steps to prevent the theft from being repeated. “I’m putting bars up on the doors and we aren’t keeping the cash box in the same place,” she said. That same night, Brit Foods, located next door in the same building at 166 Island

Highway was also hit, but the culprit was unable to gain access. John Badger, the father of Brit Foods owner Tony Badger, was busy fixing a front door window. The window pane was smashed out right next to the doorknob in an attempt to unlock the door and gain entry. However, a deadbolt lock foiled that attempt and the would-be thief moved on. Badger said the store has been

plagued with break ins and thefts over the years, with one instance in which several windows were broken in one attack and another incident in which the thieves made off with the store laptop computer, which contained valuable ordering information. Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson confirmed the police have begun investigating the incident. news@pqbnews.com

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Two drivers injured in Hwy. 4 car crash QUALICUM BEACH — A Qualicum Beach woman is facing a charge of failure to yield after being involved in an automobile crash on Highway 4 this week. Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson said the incident took place at approximately 2:10 p.m. at the southbound ramp onto Highway 19 Tuesday. Robertson said the crash happened when a 20-year-old Qualicum Beach woman driving a Dodge SX made a left turn from Alberni Highway onto the on-ramp in front of an eastbond GMC pickup truck driven by a 46-year-old Qualicum Beach man. Both vehicles suffered severe damage, but the drivers were treated at the scene and re— NEWS staff leased with no serious injuries.

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Battling cancer, Wendy Huntbatch says parrot refuge will stay open By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Wendy Huntbatch may be very ill, but she’s keeping a positive attitude, both about her own prospects and the prospects of the over 800 birds in the World Parrot Refuge she looks after. Huntbatch, the founder and owner of the Coombs facility, confirmed this week that she’s suffering from stage four cervical cancer, but stressed she is she confident she will beat the disease. “I didn’t find out about this cancer until June” she said. “I’ve been on really powerful chemo for the last six months. I’m hairless and all sorts of things like that, but just about everyone on this planet has some health issues and the whole world doesn’t close down because somebody is sick, Yes, I have cervical cancer and have two more chemo treatments to go, but the oncologist said I was stable and they were really happy. I’m a fighter. I’ve been doing this for 19 years and I won’t stop by giving up and dying.” Despite her illness and the loss of her long, red hair, Huntbatch takes comfort in a prediction given to her long ago by her mother. “My mother told me I would live until I’m 90,” she said. “She read my palm and said when I get to my 60s I would have a really bad illness but I would overcome it and live to my 90s.” Huntbatch, who suffered from cervical cancer in her 30s, said regardless of how her latest battle with cancer turns out, the parrots will be cared for and the facility will continue to run. “There’s no chance of it closing,” she said. “This place is kind of set up like the SPCA, well organized and well

Wendy Huntbatch helps a parrot express its artistic side at the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs. PQ NEWS FILE PHOTO set up, with a complete board of directors. They will carry it on. The property is ours, the sanctuary is ours, all 22 acres of it and it will always be here and we won’t charge rent. There are too many interested people to let this fail.” Huntbatch refused to even talk about what might happen to the birds, should the unthinkable happen and the refuge is forced to close its doors. “We are the only people in North America who do what we do,” she said. “We will never close. I can’t even conceive of that. There are too many people with caring hearts to ever allow that to happen.”

The refuge, she conceded, has faced financial challenges lately, but she noted that publicity around a new fundraising venture published in THE NEWS and other papers has helped greatly. “The parrot paintings are going very well,” she said. “The article brought in lots of donations and interest,” she said. “We’re selling loads of paintings — probably 50 so far — and we have 20 on order, so we have to get the parrots working harder. We couldn’t get the canvasses though. We’re buying them from WalMart and we cleaned them out.” news@pqbnews.com

Parrots make lousy pets, says refuge owner By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER If there’s one message that Wendy Huntbatch would like to get out to the community it’s not about cancer or the artistic abilities of the parrots she looks after. Rather, it’s about what a lousy decision it is to get a parrot as a pet. “Parrots make terrible pets,” Huntbatch said. “Why do we have over 800 of them? You see a budgie in a tiny cage in a kitchen, but in the wild budgies fly in enormous flocks, like starlings. “They fly all the time and sometimes black out the sky. Now here they are, locked up in a tiny cage.” Budgies, she added, can live for 25 years in the wild, but bird owners sometimes coo

with excitement over the fact that their pet lived for a whopping eight years. “They are fed the wrong food and deprived of companionship,” she said. “Being locked in a cage brings on an early death. It’s a very sad situation.” Captivity isn’t just bad for the birds though, she said. It can also be bad for the owners. “They can cause health issues,” she said. “Old World parrots give off huge amounts of dander and people who are allergic to it can get asthma. I have bird-keeper’s lung because I’ve looked after them for so long and I only have 57 per cent of my lung capacity as a result.” She said many of the parrots come into the refuge because the owners’ health concerns.


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rofessional athletes are idolized by millions. That makes them idols, not necessarily good role models or heroes. A hockey player who scores 50 goals can still be arrogant, inconsiderate and selfish without being truly heroic. Perhaps a better definition of heroism should include courage, determination and selflessness, even self-sacrifice. By those standards, search and rescue personnel easily qualify as heroes. Exhibit A — 442 Squadron, based at CFB Comox. For the second time in three years, a People who risk their 442 crew has won the Cormorant Trophy for Helicopter Rescue. lives to save others Presented annually by the company are true heroes that manufactures the Cormorant that is so important to 442’s missions, the latest award went to a five-man crew for a rescue that pushed the quintet and its copter to their limits. On the night of Dec. 23, 2010, they risked their lives to pluck a stranded hiker in frightful conditions high on a mountain in Cypress Provincial Park. With a nasty winter storm bearing down, the crew braved dense cloud and 85 km/h gusts that threatened to dash the Cormorant onto a cliffside at any moment. Ignoring constant alarms that warned they were exceeding the normal tolerance for the copter’s three engines, they dangled a search and rescue technician, who managed to extricate the hiker. Only the wellbuilt helicopter, skill and training of the crew and possibly a miracle saved them all from being dashed into the mountain. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — people who risk their lives to save others are true heroes who deserve our gratitude and respect.

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n a recent visit to our local clinic I was directed to a computer lurking in the corner of the waiting room where a bright young thing told me to swipe my Care Card and then wait to be called. In these circumstances I always meekly obey. I took my place among the huddle mass, many of them sniffling or coughing, all bored rigid. I mused that computers had truly taken over the world. In the ensuing forty minutes, I let my imagination soar and I’ll summarize my flight of fancy. Firstly, I was surprised when I entered the consulting room to find a large robot wearing a white coat sitting at the desk. He smelt faintly of electricity and sewing machine oil. In a deep hollow voice he told me to insert my card into his slit of a mouth. 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.

When his eyes lit up I was to remove the card and sit down, my interview would commence. I did. Our conversation went like this:

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Dr.: “Why are you here? You are allotted ten minutes.” Me: “I need my prescriptions renewed.” Dr: “Move to the chair on your right.” Me: “Why?” Dr: “You cannot renew prescriptions without a full medical each time. This will be accomplished by the P.E. (physical examination) chair while we speak. Time remaining in interview is nine minutes.” Me: “Oh.” Dr: “Your current medications are correct for your condition at the present time.”

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Me: “That’s good news. May I have my renewals now?” Dr. “No. We are narrowing the recommended parameters for most tests. Too many patients By are passing without Harvey further medicaDorval tions. Remaining time is seven and one half minutes.” Me: “I feel fine.” Dr.: “That is irrelevant. I see you suffer from gout.” Me: “No, I don’t.” Dr.: “Your records indicate you take allopurinol to combat gout.” Me: “Yes, that‘s why I don‘t suffer from gout.” Dr.: “Argumentative patients are penalized one minute per episode. Six minutes remain. You must have a prostate exam on your next visit. You must dis-

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robe and sit in the chair in the opposite corner. It is very quick and there is a thirty dollar fee payable before we return your clothes. Five minutes remain.” Me: “What’s that thing poking up in the middle of the seat?” Dr: “Use your imagination. Four minutes remain. The P.E. chair has completed your physical with all x-rays, cardiograms and ultra sound results entered into your file. Three minutes remain.” Me: “Could I have my renewals now and be on my way?” Dr.: “We need a blood test. Insert your index finger into the aperture in the arm of the chair and keep it steady. Two and a half minutes remain.” Me: “Ouch!” Dr: “Results satisfactory until new standards come into effect. One minute remains.” Me: “What happens if we go

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over my allotted ten minutes?” Dr.: “That will not happen. At the ten minute time signal your interview is terminated and the consulting room door will automatically open. Twenty seconds. Here are your temporary renewals coming out of my chest. Do not fold, staple or bend them. Time is up. Thank you. For your records I am RoboDoc 337 Mark 4.” With a jolt I snapped out of my reverie when I heard my name called. I was still in the waiting room and was shown to a consulting room. In a few minutes my doctor entered and he was startled when I sprang to my feet and warmly embraced him. He sniffed my breath and told me to sit down. I obeyed.

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LETTERS Keep an eye on the new QB council In the election, the incumbent mayor was elected for another term in office. His campaign could be summarized as offering continuity, financial stability and controlled growth for the town. Three new councillors were also elected along with an incumbent councillor, the only one standing for re-election. During the election campaign, everyone denied any sort of a slate of candidates. However, it is clear that, if not a slate, what has emerged is a voting block of councillors. This block consists of Bill Luchtmeijer, Dave Willie and Mary Brouilette. As Bill Luchtmeijer stated at the meeting, he and other council members were elected based on a platform for change. This remark was made in the context of voting to remove the mayor as the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representative on the RDN board to be replaced by the least experienced council member in terms of regional or municipal politics, Dave Willie. Is this result the change voters expected? Is this what the voters who supported the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s re-election expected? Most importantly, was this vote in the best interests of our town? Qualicum Beach residents may want to closely watch this council and in particular, the council block. First on the agenda is to marginalize the position of mayor as much as possible. That has begun. Second on the agenda is to revisit decisions made by the previous council such as the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial obligations to the Arrowsmith Water Service. Third on the agenda will be an effort to revisit the Official Community Plan, with the objective to make changes which compliment the wishes of some constituents. The Quality of Life survey and the Official Community Plan have been criticized by some as being skewed with leading questions. Supporters of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;big ideasâ&#x20AC;? which were mostly development proposals, argue they did not receive a fair hearing during the OCP process. The elected council members were not questioned directly on this subject, but it is a reasonable

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majority council vote is not gang activity and has not been portrayed this way when the votes were in favour of Mayor Westbroekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preference. Shame on those who consider that one personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vote should have more weight on council than anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Each of our five elected officials has an equal vote. As was discussed during the election, part of the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job is to show leadership. The mayor is supposed to be a team builder and Teunis Westbroek said he is. He has a strong group of councillors to work with and he now has the opportunity to demonstrate his leadership abilities. I sincerely doubt that Teunis was blindsided by the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vote on who to appoint to the regional district representative position since the general topic was being openly discussed in the community prior to the day of the council meeting. Even the way the recommendations were presented in the council package was an indication to me that the mayor was aware. It serves no purpose to try to pit council members â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including the mayor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; against each other by taking sides and suggesting that the next three years will be long and full of ill-will. Each of the five individuals elected by us has promised to represent all of us. Each will work diligently and yes, it is a fact that opinions will differ at times. As council business is presented at meetings, brief statements are often made to give a sense of why a person has voted in a certain way. I know from personal experience that there is often much more behind what is said in that brief opportunity to back up a decision to vote a certain way. If you want more information, call them and ask. Then write your letter to the editor if you feel you still need to. The regional district position is provincial legislation which stipulates that the position is elected by council. There have been many instances in other jurisdictions where the position is not held by the mayor. If mayor Westbroek sees this as a personal slight, is that a good basis for decision making on which of the five elected officials is best to fill the position at this time?

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guess they are sympathetic to the positions of these critics. Going forward, I respectfully remind all members of council of their responsibility to represent all of the residents of Qualicum Beach, including the 45 per cent who did not vote. The residents of this town also have an obligation to clarify to council what changes are acceptable in our town.

Lance Nater Qualicum Beach

No wonder thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deterioration here Regarding Frank Hornerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter (THE NEWS, Dec. 9), I should remind Frank that when the Parksville council voted unanimously to appoint Councillor (Marc) Lefebvre to the RDN board, there were smiles all around. In Qualicum Beach our four councillors (not three) voted to appoint Coun. Dave Willie to the

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RDN Board. Mayor Westbroek voted against the appointment, called the appointment undemocratic, then stormed out of the Civic Centre. It is not surprising that the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationship with the RDN, the school board and our neighbours in Parksville has deteriorated during his term.

P.F. Hadley Qualicum Beach

Not the change that I voted for TOSH has its Victorian tea, has town council now got its tea party? The intransigent group position taken against our elected mayor will not sit well with those of us who voted for councillors to represent us. We never got a definition of this kind of change! I voted for this mayor and all of the present council. I know all of them personally and have never doubted their integrity. I sincerely hope that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suffer. Now is time to listen to the voters.

Lenore Hellum Qualicum Beach

Recall process may be needed in QB It struck me how all the candidates for council seemed to be saying much the same thing: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep the town the way it is, but address some of the problems, especially filling the empty lots.â&#x20AC;? Of all of them, only one raised the possibility of a major change. Bill Luchtmeijer indicated he wished to abandon the population cap. Yet Coun. Luchtmeijer now has the audacity to claim â&#x20AC;&#x153;The majority of faces at this table were elected on a platform of change.â&#x20AC;? I hope the other councillors, none of whom campaigned on the basis of making major changes, will be quick to refute that claim, and in public. They must make it clear that they are independent thinkers, not simply the lapdogs of this one individual. Otherwise, the majority of voters in Qualicum will soon be wishing there was a recall process in municipal elections

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I’m a victim of crime almost every day, and I’ve chosen not to report them. We can only conclude that there really are “millions of unreported crimes” as the apologists for Stephen Harper’s crime control policies like to tell us.

John Anderson, PhD Chair, Criminology Department Vancouver Island University Nanaimo

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When do we attack? In today’s news there are reports that a woman was executed in Saudi Arabia for ‘witchcraft’. That would be considered extreme in any country. No being allowed to drive in that dictatorship is just a mild inconvenience for women. My question for James Lunney and his illustrious champion of women’s rights, Stephen Harper, is when do we and our freedom loving neighbors to the south attack Saudi Arabia? After all, we spent $18 billion fighting a war in Afghanistan that was justified on the pretext of the terrible plight of women in that wretched country.

I don’t ever recall a report of a woman being executed by any government in Afghanistan. The hypocrisy emanating from the Harper government is truly nauseating.

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Selfless act I would be hard pressed to think of another organization as unselfish and dedicated as the members of the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church who put on the annual Bethlehem Walk. This event is one of the jewels in the community crown that Parksville and indeed Oceanside wears. The amount of hard work, time and dedication that are needed to put on such a wonderful event is staggering and yet the members do it with a smile on their face. Walking through ‘Bethlehem’ at the church moves one in a way that many other Christmas events fail to do. For my wife and I, the reason for our being moved are the members of the church who make everyone feel so welcome. This starts right at the entrance and continues on through to the free hot chocolate and home baked goodies at the end. We brought our food bank donation but then we thought we might like to make a monetary donation to the church itself as our thanks for bringing us this wonderful event. At the end of the walk there is a place to make donations but the monetary donations are for the Salvation Army. There was

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a severe leg injury and needed immediate help. A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter and a CC-115 Buffalo fixedwing aircraft were both called to respond. The Cormorant arrived at the ship at approximately 5:30 p.m. and the Flight Engineer and Search and Rescue Technicians began a hoist operation from the deck of the ship. The rescue was no simple operation. “The ship was moving up and down with the 7-8 metre sea swells and due to the logs on the main deck, we were only able to use the small area at the stern of the ship to lower our two SAR Techs aboard,” said Sergeant Carl Schouten, the Flight Engineer responsible for operating the hoist. “Because of the antennae mast and support cables, we had to lower them from 65 feet.”

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Navy in Nanoose in the new year As the SAR Techs were lowered onto the deck, the Buffalo circled above, dropping flares to aid in the operation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We arrived over the ship first and were able to tell the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s navigator how to prepare for the arrival of the helicopter in terms of positioning the ship and turning off the radar to minimize radio interference,â&#x20AC;? said Captain John Edwards, Aircraft Commander of the Buffalo. Once the SAR Techs had stabilized the patient for transport, he was flown to Sandspit to the waiting Buffalo. From there, he was flown to Comox and transferred into the care of the B.C. Ambulance Service in stable condition.

CFMETR could welcome submarines in the new year. CF PHOTO

â&#x20AC;˘ The Royal Canadian Navy could start the new year underwater â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but nobody is scrambling for the lifeboats. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the lone working submarine in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pacific fleet is slated to conduct underwater trials at the Nanoose Bay test range some time in January. HMCS Victoria is currently touring the B.C. coast to test its equipment and train her crew. After she returns to Esquimalt at the end of this week, she will prepare for another round of testing, with dives in January and weapons testing at CFMETR in Nanoose Bay. If all goes well, the submarine will then be declared fully operational after a seven-year overhaul. news@pqbnews.com

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Nanaimoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fringetastic Theatre Festival puts out the call NANAIMO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; It may be months away, but planning is underway for the 2012 Fringetastic Theatre Festival, Aug 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 26, Nanaimoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Second Annual Fringe Theatre Event. Last year had over 550 people attend the four day event, where eight companies (from as far away

as Mexico) presented over 30 shows in Downtown Nanaimo for enthusiastic local audiences This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival starts with a personal invitation from producer Jeremy Banks to visit fringetastic. com and to apply to the festival lottery. If your company is selected to

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selection will be held to decide which applications are accepted. The lottery does have some categories however, as 50 per cent of performances are reserved for Vancouver Island performance companies. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Submitted

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THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF ST. ANNE & ST. EDMUND Parksville, BC

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Baileigh and Mack MC’d Errington Elementary’s Christmas concert. Student’s shake out a rockin Christmas and reindeer performed (below) for a standing room only crowd of parents and family.

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2:30 pm  A Contemplative Christmas Quiet seasonal music & readings interspersed with silences at St. Anne’s, the log church 6:30 pm  Christmas Communion A family service at St. Edmund’s with the Christmas story & Christmas music 10:30 pm  Midnight Communion The Christmas story & Christmas music at St. Edmund’s

DECEMBER 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY 10:00 am  Christmas Communion Communion around the nativity scene at St. Edmund’s

JANUARY 1 – NEW YEAR’S DAY 10:00 am (principal service) 12:15 pm (shorter service) 12:1

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Church organizers have tallied the cash donations from the annual event and will presenting $14,231 to the local charity. The shelves at the food bank also got a boost as a truck load of food donations dropped off at the church was delivered to the food bank each night. This was the 19th year the church has presented the event and 8,066 people turned out to see the sights, sounds and textures of a recreated Bethlehem that included barn animals, a bustling marketplace, more than 250 people in period costume and of course the famous manger nativity scene.

Baby Jesus was played by newborn Aliyah Quist, cradled in the arms of mom Bre playing the role of Mary with dad Nick at her side in the role of Joseph. BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO

Errington Christmas party Dec. 17 By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER There will be some holiday flavor for the whole family this weekend during the Errington Hall Christmas party Saturday, December 17. The evening includes a heartwarming short film, carols, skits and entertainment from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Coffee and refreshments will be served in the annual fundraiser for the hall. Admission is by donation. One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of the animated movie The Snowman. A holiday perennial, the animated adventure is about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the

North Pole to meet Santa Claus. During flight over the white-blanketed landscapes to the North Pole there is a song in the charming short film and the Every Voice Singers choir made up of singers from around Oceanside will sing to it.

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A NEWS Review By Neil Horner Dubbed A Sentimental Christmas, the concert, featured a masterful performance by veteran conductor Brian Jackson, with a special guest appearance by vocalist Emily Braden. Jackson, the principal pops conductor for the Victoria Symphony was in fine form as he kicked things off with Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson, followed

by a surprising — and delightful seasonal theme from the movie Home Alone, by composer John Williams. Surely a highlight with many were Braden’s jazzy renditions of a number of holiday favourites in a style reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald. True to its name, the concert drew no shortage of sentiment from the crowd as Jackson and Braden led them through a singalong of such Christmas standards such as O Little Town of Bethlehem, Good King Wenceslas, Deck the Halls and Joy to the World. The singalong and the vocal artistry were just the ornaments on the orchestral tree however, with heartbreakingly lovely music pouring off the stage and immersing the crowd in waves of sighing violins and cellos, accented by tight percussion and superb piano riffs. Sponsored by Qual-

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of polluting them because if an aquifer gets polluted it can take thousands of years to remedy,” he stated. Stanhope said with the Arrowsmith Water Service planning to expand the drinking water supply system, there needs to be more dialogue with all members of the community in order to effectively handle increasing water demands. He said the proposed intake and water treatment plant on the Englishman River is only a piece of the puzzle in the complicated water supply infrastructure. “If a new treatment plant is going to work we have to look at how we utilize our water in the future.” Stanhope said the RDN is making big strides in is their Zero Waste initiative. He said the Green Bin Program has established this region as a

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Rod and Gun to host Bald Eagles fundraiser By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER Parksville’s Bald Eagles Old Timers hockey team have raised over $80,000 over 20 years to donate to families in need at Christmas time, and they’re at it again. On Saturday Dec. 17, at The Rod and Gun in Parksville, in conjunction with the pub’s customer appreciation day, the Old Timers and members of CUPE Local 3570 will raffle off stacks of donated prizes with all proceeds going to help some

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needy families in District 69. “The reason we do it is because we know every penny goes directly to the families,” said Harvey Lalonde, vice president of CUPE local 3570. “It has always been a great success and people are very generous.” The team does it year after year to help out local kids and their families at what can be a very difficult time of year. Lalonde said this year the union will be donating $750.00 to the cause. In the past, the Rod and

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FOR NIRWA Edward Jones in Qualicum Beach launched a fundraiser for the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre last month, featuring small paintings by Rosenblatt. Here, the artist hands over a cheque for $1,300 to NIWRA representative Sally Soanes.

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Caregivers learning to cope with grief, loss QUALICUM BEACH — The coming new year gives Oceanside caregivers a chance to deal with the loss and grief issues associated with dementia, thanks to a free educational program. “Grief is the constant yet hidden companion of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias,” said Jane Hope, the regional support and education co-ordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“Family caregivers witness the progression of their family member’s dementia. The progression results in many changes: in the relationship, in shared activities, in roles and responsibilities, in dreams and plans for the future, and in living circumstances, to name just a few.” The program, Coping with Transitions in Dementia Caregiving: Dimensions of Loss and Grief, was designed to provide tools and strategies

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years earlier. The Christmas tree’s real popularity can be dated from the mid-19th century when Queen Victoria had one raised at Buckingham Palace and we have been in full Christmas tree mode since then. Still, there seems to be some general understanding that the By tradition was likely borrowed from Phillip paganism and that it may be quite Spencer ancient in origin. For some reason this connection outside of the Christian faith has caused a little consternation for some of my sisters and brothers in Christ. I would like to suggest that this practice of drawing tradition from elsewhere is not a slight to the faith, but is instead instructive about the way the Christian faith actually functions. In reality, no one is born a Christian. As much as parents might hope otherwise, it is not an inherited condition, but it is a choice. Some come into the faith at an early age, others much, much later in life. But for a period of time, all of us are something other than Christian. Hence, rejection of something because it has non-Christian origins is a bit curious in the light of the fact that every follower of Jesus has a non-Christian origin. So, why a Christmas tree? I haven’t the foggiest notion. But they can tell us an interesting story. Merry Christmas.

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seemingly endless number of traditions bubble to the surface during the Christmas season. Special foods, unique social engagements, unusual decorations— many of us find that at this time of the year, we do some things that would be a touch odd at any other time of the year. Take the Christmas tree. Please, take the tree! (my apologies to Henny Youngman.) What possesses us to bring a conifer into our houses for several weeks a year? In our family the Christmas tree has brought no end of enjoyment, aggravation and crisis. Early on in my marriage, I thought that things were going fairly well as we blended Christmas traditions until my wife innocently suggested that we go into the woods and cut our own tree. For reasons best recounted elsewhere, our relationship was well-tested by that experience. Still, rare is the year we don’t make the foray off into the wilderness to find “just the right tree.” We did so this year and had a lovely afternoon out only to discover that the “right tree” was actually located at a local retail outlet. So it goes. But again, why a tree? The roots of the tradition (forgive me) are a bit uncertain, but Christmas trees first began appearing in Eastern Europe about 600 years ago, though some do link it to the time of St. Boniface, some 700

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As the Holiday and Year End approaches...

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Holiday Greetings One of the pleasures of this time of year is the chance provided to each of us to connect with friends and family to share appreciation for contributions to our lives. Each of us contributes to the strength of this entire region. Oceanside area is a unique place where many of us know each other well. We are a large family that serve and assist one another throughout the year. Oceanside Family Practitioners enjoy being part of the family. The board of the Oceanside Division of Family Practice (Dr. Mark Morris, Dr. Satish Desai, Dr. Hugh Fletcher and Dr. Clair Biglow) would like to tell you how grateful we are for the opportunity to live and serve here. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to sound like doctors but, during the rush of trimming trees, climbing ladders to put up lights, baking, and shopping, aside from wanting everyone to be careful, please take the time to continue to meet each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health and wellness needs too. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to offer a simple prescription. First, treasure the quiet pleasures available to each of us living in one of the most beautiful areas in our nation. Second, stop and smile at one another and take a few moments to chat- itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the gift of sincere caring. We never know when it will make all the difference in someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season.

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The week of Dec. 16-22, 2011 ARIES You have a guardian angel watching over you. Make the most of it this week. TAURUS You deserve everything good that you get, and you’ll get even more by week’s end. GEMINI Tell people who mean the most to you in this world how much you care for them. CANCER Think only happy thoughts, even though others may get under your skin a bit. LEO You can easily persuade friends and family to give you whatever you need. VIRGO An old friend from your past will connect with you online, and wants to visit you. LIBRA Do something outrageous ANSWER TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 595

today – you will be applauded for it. Have a blast. SCORPIO Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you’ll have a great time this week with friends and family. SAGITTARIUS Whatever target you’re aiming at, you will hit it with ease – your Archer’s eye has never been better. CAPRICORN You can only focus one goal at a time. Be selective in your ambitions. AQUARIUS This is a great week for reaching out to people you have not seen in a while, and renewing old friendships. PISCES You’ll get the opportunity to make a powerful friend. Don’t be modest about your talents. ANSWER TO SUDUKO PUZZLE NO. 331

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS CARDS OF THANKS WE WOULD like to extend a Big Thank You to all of the wonderful folks who attended our horriďŹ c accident on the morning of Nov. 25th. The emergency responders, police, ďŹ reman, vets, tow truck operators, friends and passersby who stopped to assist; all worked as a team to get the horses out of the trailer with consideration and compassion. We are so very grateful for your help. Thank you again! Libby, Heather, Zula, Gordon & Ritzy.

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DEATHS

In loving memory, we announce the passing of our mother, Arlene Parker, on December 12th. A resident of Parksville for the past 17 years, mom was predeceased in 1995, by our father, Ken Parker, her husband of 40 years. She is survived by her son, Dan Parker and his wife, Roxanne (Oshawa), her daughter Roxey Edwards and her husband, Al (Parksville), and daughters Joan Michopoulos (Delta), and Jackie Parker (Parksville). Arlene was the proud grandmother of Kenneth and Amanada Okrainetz, Martin and Meghan Parker, Scott and Jackie Okrainetz, Luke and Amy Parker, Jessica and Bill Curell and Dimitra and Georgos Michopoulos. Her life was further brightened by the arrival of great-grandchildren Adalyn, Halle and Matthew. Although Arleneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent life was plagued by illness, she was often out on her motorized wheelchair, going about the town, speciďŹ cally to the library for recorded books. Motivated by the need to contribute where she could, Arlene was a caring friend to other Stanford Place residents, helped at the Salvation Army soup kitchen, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. This past November, working with the White Cane Society, she was even out distributing posters for a CNIB event. As Arleneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyesight continued to fail along with her general health, the ladies a the Parksville branch of the Vancouver Island Library continued to keep her supplied with recorded books, her one true source of enjoyment. The family would like to thank these ladies, along with the caring and supportive staff at Stanford place, who added so much to the quality of her life. The family will join in celebration of Arleneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life on the occasion of her next birthday. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, please consider donations to the Parksville branch of the Vancouver Island Library so that others may continue to beneďŹ t from this wonderful resource as she did.

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HOME SHARE PROVIDERS Caring people required to share your home with adults with Developmental Disabilities. We are currently looking for people with some experience in supporting individuals with varied needs. Please contact Nanaimo Association for Community Living at 250-7410224, Sarah Bowman @ ext 1 sub ext 3.

LEGALS LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE TENDER: The Bluffs, a strata development in Qualicum Beach is requesting proposals for landscape maintenance of the common property. Professional landscape maintenance companies interested in quoting on this work are requested to contact Murray Hamilton, Strata Property Manager for a Landscape Maintenance Request for Proposal package - Email: murrayhamilton@shaw.ca Tel: 250-951-0877 -------------------POND MAINTENANCE Tender: The Bluffs, a strata development in Qualicum Beach is requesting proposals for maintenance of the ponds in the common property. Professional maintenance companies with experience in maintaining ponds and interested in quoting on this work are requested to contact Murray Hamilton, Strata Property Manager for a Pond Maintenance Request for Proposal package. Email: murrayhamilton@shaw.ca Tel:250-951-0877

LOST AND FOUND LOST: BROACH, (very sentimental) silver maple leaf, Parksville Community Park, Dec. 4. Call 250-954-0607. LOST: IPHONE, black with a black case, Parksville area, Dec. 9. Call 250-954-3877.

Family Child Care has openings for full & part time care. Donna Shorting 250-954-1147 Licence # CVIH 652UL4

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca HOME BASED BUSINESS. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FAST GROWING Nanaimo BC Import Dealership is seeking an outgoing, team player for full-time Service Sales Consultant. Pay structure based on experience. ADP computer knowledge helpful, not required. We are part of a very successful BC based auto group that prides itself on customer service. Send resume c/o Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St., Nanaimo, BC V9S2H1, File #335

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HELP WANTED LOGGING TRUCKS - OWNER/OPERATORS WANTED (SHORT & LONG LOGS) Chetwynd BC Very busy logging season ahead Good Rates - Accommodations provided - Health/Dental available Ph: 250-788-6093 Fax: 250788-2848 Attn: DWAN email: lmyoung@pris.ca We require 1) operators and owners operators for processors, 2) owner operators and truck drivers. Work in the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James & Prince George areas. Call or send your resume. Gulbranson Logging Ltd. 250-567-4505 Fax: 250-567-9232 email: jgulbranson@gulbranson.ca

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Nechako Northcoast Construction, Terrace, B.C. Has an opening for Senior Road Foreman Highways Maintenance The successful applicant must: -Hold a requisite valid Driver’s License for the equipment normally operated. -Must hold and maintain flagging certification, WHMIS certification and Level 1 First Aid certification. -Must have a good working knowledge of highways maintenance standards. -Must have an awareness of environmental issues as it relates to highways and bridge maintenance. For a complete job Description please log on to our website at www.nechako-northcoast.com Please Fax or email your resume and drivers abstract Debbie Russell, Manager of Human Resource drussell@nechako-northcoast.com Fax: 250-638-8409 Only those short listed will be contacted.

WELCOME to Geotech Drilling Services Ltd. We’re a team focused on continually implementing the most technologically advanced drilling techniques to increase the efficiency and the accuracy of field data collection. We employ professional, energetic, solution minded individuals that endeavour to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. We also feature state of the art equipment to facilitate exemplary quality control. Geotech is seeking an hourly Professional Driver with a flexible schedule (i.e., Available on short notice and 24 hrs. / 7 days per week), self–organized, and possesses physical/ mechanical abilities to safely operate a commercial vehicle throughout western and northern Canada, and periodically to the US. Responsibilities: - a Class 1 licence. - 3 - 5 years of on/off highway, low-bed, and allweather experience. - a clean driving abstract. - Mechanical abilities. Passport and eligible to travel to the US. Deadline for consideration is January 6, 2012. Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their resume and current driver’s abstract to Geotech Drilling’s careers@geotechdrilling.com For more information on our rapidly growing organization, please visit www.geotechdrilling.com. No phone calls please. We thank all that apply; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

START a career as a professional dog trainer. West Coast Canine Academy offers a 6 week program starting February 07, 2012. See web site for more info or call Julie Carter at: 250 882 4132 www.westcoastcanineacademy.com

PROFESSIONAL PAINTING Service. Repairs, Reno’s, Quality Workmanship. Free Estimates & Seniors Discounts Call Bill 250-240-2038

A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310.

MOVING SALE: 257 McKinnon St., Sat. & Sun., 9-1pm. Lg BBQ, patio furn, household furn/items, lg rug, Xmas decor, Karaoke music/equip, jewelry, and much more...

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CUSTOM BUILT Cabinetry and Countertops, affordable rates, 250-850-9915 W W W . C O A S T C A B I N E TRY.CA

LABOURERS BERGEN FARMS requires farm labourers to start beginning of February 2012. 40 - 60 hrs. per/wk. 9.50/hr. Work includes planting, weeding, pruning, harvesting fruit and other farm work. Work is outdoors in all weather conditions & physically demanding. Fax resumes to: (250)752-7566.

SALES PROFESSIONAL - Courtenay, BC Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating is seeking a full time Sales Professional with 3-5 years of experience with proven success in direct sales. The ideal candidate would have Residential HVAC and Plumbing experience. Responsibilities include building customer relationships, meeting sales targets, educating customers, builders and contractors, and preparing pricing and proposals. For a complete job description and contact info, check out our website at www.torryandsons.com.

FOR ALL your drywall and painting needs, reno’s and repairs. Textured ceilings, spray paint. Call a pro, no job too small. Phil 250-954-1859. PACIFIC RIM DRYWALL 21 yrs

experience, reno’s & repairs, no job to small, local references. Drywall, drywall finishing, ceiling texture & skylight repair. Guaranteed workmanship. We’re in the Parksville Telus Yellow Pages under Drywall. Call Parksville at 250-586-7426.

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Accurate, Reliable, Affordable & Confidential... • Bookkeeping • Payroll • Cashflow Management • Gov. Remittances • Taxes • Set-up/Training on Simply Accounting Full or partial service, on-site or free pick-up/delivery. Call Bev (1)250-740-5954 E-mail bev@addon.ca Visit: www.addon.ca

CLEANING SERVICES JEANINE’S CLEANING I supply cleaning products & a great attitude, you supply house. Good references, reasonable rates. 250-240-2526. “MAID IN SERVICE Cleaning” Home/Office Cleaning, min 3 hrs please. Ref’s available. Call Margit at 250-240-9240.

TRAIN TO BE A PRACTICAL NURSE TODAY! With the aging population, Healthcare & Healthcare providers are some of the hottest career opportunities available. Practical Nursing is one of the fastest growing segments in healthcare. Train locally for the skills necessary in this career Àeld.

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WES-COAST YARDBIRDS Christmas Lights, Snow Blowing. Yard clean-up & Hauling. Pressure washing. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

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Call Patrick 250-752-6616 OCEANSIDE HOUSE & Home: Repairs, maintenance and Holiday Christmas lights. Call Pete, (250)927-2641. SMALL JOB Specialist. Experienced Contractor. At home or business. Small jobs a Specialty. Reasonable rates. Professional workmanship. Refs. Dave: 250-954-7877.

HAULING AND SALVAGE TERRY’S TRUCKING, Haul away junk, yard waste, appl’s, furn. Cheap!! Phone Terry @ 250-248-4917 leave message.

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)951-0010.

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Needed in your area.

Call The News at 248-4341 ext. 260

The Parksville/Qualicum Beach News is looking for a responsible person to deliver in your area! Anyone who is interested in making some extra cash and getting a little exercise at the same time is asked to call The News circulation at 248-4341, ext. 260.

Routes are temporarily covered. We are looking for permanent carriers for these routes.

Qualicum Route #652 - 61 papers Alder, Crescent Rd. W., Hoylake Rd W, Poplar & Yew

SproUStt-S ha w JOIN ON:

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CALL NANAIMO:

OCEANSIDE TILE & STONE Over 32 years experience. Porcelian Tile, Ceramic, Slate, Granite, Marble, Natural Stone, & Cultured Stone. Free estimates. Call William at 250586-6682.

PETS PET CARE SERVICES

PARKSVILLE MOVING Sale283 Chestnut St, Sat, Dec 17, 8am-12noon. QUALICUM BAY, 2855 Olympic Rd.(off Horne Lake Rd.) Sat. Dec. 17 & Sun. Dec.18, 10am - 3pm. Indoors! Moving prep. Hsehold items, some Christmas items. Lots for everyone..young & not so young! Drive a little further...save a lot

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

CAT SITTING - NO CAGES. I will care for your much loved cat(s) in my home. They get their own room with a home setting. Min. 7-day or long term stay. Limited space, book ahead! (250)740-5554

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990.

PAWS OF PARKSVILLE High quality dog grooming of all breeds and sizes. Calm, quiet environment PH: Jesse at 250-927-3776

VITA-MIX BLENDER, 3 months old. Reg. $615, will sell $375! Call 250-248-0117.

INDUSTRIAL SEWING chine. 250-954-2258

SHAGGY’S K-9 COMPANY

REAL ESTATE

Company Exercise, Socialize Dog Daycare & Bath 250-752-K999 Registered & Insured! Supervised interaction, 5 km Trail hikes.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

Ma-

50+ ONE bedroom patio home in Parksville. Multiple upgrades. New paint, laminate floor, walk-in shower, 3 appliances. 250-334-7748 TOWNHOME IN Qualicum Beach For Sale. Please visit: www.bc islandhomes.com/3350 IslandHwyW

HOUSES FOR SALE

$$ CASH PAID $$ for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Rebar For Sale

Residential & Commercial ENQUIRIES WELCOME Fabricating & delivery available if required. CALL NORM AT Harbor West Steel anytime

250-954-5704

CURRENT ROUTES AVAILABLE:

COMMUNITY COLLEGE S i n c e 1 9 0 3

TILING

French Creek Rt #314 - 48 papers Baldwin Rd., Pacific Cres., Sunrise Dr.

Qualicum Route #642 - 48 papers

5th&6th Ave w., Garden Rd w., & Primrose St.

Qualicum Woods Rt #604 - 88 papers Dogwood, Linden, Qualicum, Quatna & Tyee

Qualicum Woods Rt #615 - 72 papers Hazelwood, Hollywood, Juniper & Redwood

FOOD PRODUCTS LING COD Filets fresh frozen direct from fisherman. Starting at $7/pkg (serves 1 to 2). $10.75/lb hot smoked salmon, cold smoked lox. Call Cool Wild Fish (250)752-5247, Saturday, Gate sells 9am-12.

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 ADULT large sized life jackets, new, never used, $40/pair. (250)586-7266.

FUEL/FIREWOOD MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD (SINCE 1999) BEST WAY TO BURN YOUR MONEY!

Call 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose) 250-468-9660. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD. WOOD PELLET fuel for sale. We deliver. 250-757-9232

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS MOBILE HOME, Brand New, 14 x 70, inside park, $55,000. 5th Wheel Trailer, 27 ft. Rent to own $525. p/mo, like new. Call 250-248-2973


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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

255 HIRST- 1 & 2 bdrms, $725 & $925. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE Commercial space. 1000 sq ft “street level space” avail. Jan 1st., in the Harrison Bldg at 162 Harrison Ave. Beside medical bldg & Sears. Great signage & exposure w/private store front parking. No lease sign on unit til January so call Richard 250-248-3836 or 250954-9695.

NORTH QUALICUM, Peaceful rural setting, New 2 bdrm. 5 appls, elec. heat, glass covered patio deck with additional ground level patio. Fenced yard with room for a garden. Ref’s req’d. N/S. Currently available. $900./mo. Call David or Carrie 250-752-5211.

ROYAL LEPAGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 250-752-6926 please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties

PARKSVILLE/ERRINGTON: 1 bdrm lower, on 1 half acre, Avail now, $750/mo, hydro incl, view Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, call 250-947-9666.

DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, Avail Jan. 1st. Clean, bright, N/S, 2bdrm, 55 + bldg. W/D, F/S, D/W. Refs req, $850./mo + utils. Call 250-248-6287 OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone and internet. Available Now. $1100/mo. (250) 954-0662 . ERRINGTON 1BDRM- private entrance. Avail immed. $550/mo+ utils. Refs req’d. Call (250) 954-0191. PARKSVILLE – BRIGHT & spacious 2 bdrm, D/W, W/D optional. Large balcony, security camera & parking incl’d. Near schools, beach, downtown & on bus route. From $775. Avail Now & Jan. 1st. Call 250-248-8592. PARKSVILLE OCEAN view 2 bdrm Apt, quiet bldg, pets ok, heat/hot water incl’d, Nov. 1, $800/mo.(250)248-3350. PARKSVILLE APT- 2 bdrms, grd flr, patio, quiet 4-plex, F/S, D/W, free laundry. $825 mo. Avail now. 250-927-0287. QUALICUM BEACH- 1 bdrm, furnished suite, bright, waterfront. Avail now. NS/NP. $825 inclds utils/inter-net. Call 250757-8682, 250-752-9252.

Qualicum Beach - Large 1770 sq.ft. Ocean Bluff Condo 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, fully updated, new laminate floors, 6 appls, covered parking, 55+ building, N/S, N/P. $1250 mo. Call 250-586-1100. QUALICUM BEACH, large 2 bdrm condo, adult only bldg, bright Southern main floor with patio, close to town & golf club, $875 mo, avail Jan. 1, long term lease. 250-479-0947

VILLAGE GREEN ESTATES 317 Village Way, QB 1, 2 & 3 bdrm units. 5 appls, F/P, patio. N/S, sm pet ok. Starting at $750. Quiet adult community. Close to town.

250-752-5233.

COTTAGES DEEP ERRINGTON bachelor cabin. $400/mo + util’s. Ref’s /credit check req’d. Avail. immed. Call 250-228-0000. DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, 2 bdrm, furnished, beach front cottage. Avail. until Jun1/12. Suit quiet people $850. util. incl. n/p,n/s.Ref’s req’d. Call 250-248-3171 QUALICUM Beach - Cozy, clean, 1 bedroom cottage on acreage. Private yard. N/S, small pet okay. W/D. Includes cable. $750/mo. (excl. Hydro). Available Jan 1. Contact (250) 738-0433 References a must.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES AVAIL NOW 2 bdrm lower suite, 4-plex, downtown Parksville. NP/NS. Includes hydro, heat, laundry. $850./mo. Refs req’d. (250)752-3425. COOMBS, 2 bdrm S/S duplex, new paint & carpet, 5 appl’s, NP/NS, fireplace, secure garage & storage. Quiet area. $900/mo + utilities. Avail. immed. Phone: 250-951-1792 PARKSVILLE- 1-BDRM 4plex unit. $650 mo. Jan 1. 250-468-5663, 250-240-4497. PARKSVILLE: SPACIOUS and attractive 2 bdrm, 2bath, in-suite lndry. Avail now. $950. N/S, cat ok. Refs. Call 250724-1212. QUALICUM BEACH: Cozy clean 2bdrm suite in duplex. Mins from QB, country setting. $750/mo. Avail immed. No pets, ref’s req’d. Call (250)752-6098, (250)954-8847

MOBILE HOMES & PADS BOWSER, 3 BDRM, Mobile Home, Rural setting.4 appli’s, Newly Reno’d,$650 p/m +Util’s Avail now:250-757-9540 eves. COOMBS- 1200sq ft, 3 bdrms, sunken family&dining room, wood stove, W/D, D/W, private patio, peaceful setting. 12 mins Qualicum Beach Parksville, $950. (250)951-9962.

QUALICUM Area. Nice 1 Bdrm bsmt suite for rent. Close to everything. Incl. Heat, Cable, internet,. WD, garage. Avail for Jan. 1st.. Please phone to book time to View. $925.00 mo. 250-927-0124

HOMES FOR RENT BOWSER- 1 BDRM Cabin $675.+ utils. Avail now. Pet on approval. N/S. (250)228-4145. COOMBS, COUNTRY rental, 3 bdrm on large property, quiet with 2 bay carport, covered deck, W/S, large garden spot, F/S, W/D, Feb. 1 or sooner, $1000 mo, 250-752-2634. ERRINGTON: MOBILE home on strata, 3 bdrm plus den, large yard. Close to Englishman River Falls. N/S. No dogs. $1,000. 250-248-0202. FRENCH CREEK - 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, dbl garage. Fully fenced. N/S, Pets OK on approval. Close to shops. $1300./mo. 250-248-0245 FRENCH CREEK (backs onto stream) home for rent- unfurnished 3 bdrm, 1 bath. F/S, W/D, modern kitchen, open concept, lots of storage, fruit trees, garden, beautiful setting. $1200+ utils+ $600 security deposit. 1 year lease req’d. Refs req’d and checked. Avail Dec 1. Call for viewing (780)750-5549. PARKSVILLE- 3 bdrm Rancher, 2 full bath, fully reno’d, 8 appls. $1425+ utils. Call (780)915-4165. PARKSVILLE 3 bdrm Rancher w/ fridge, stove, washer, dryer. Close to town, shopping. Enclosed backyard. Non smokers and no pets preferred. Ref’s req’d. $950. Barb (250)752-8932 (250)927-2817.

QUALICUM BAY- sunshine suite, gorgeous ocean view, 1 bdrm+ den, fully furnished. $900 inclds all utils, inter-net, cable. Call (250)757-8587.

Wendy Hofforth, Property Manager Rental Properties Nanoose Bay/Parksville/ Qualicum Beach For current rentals please check my website: www.vanislandrealty.com 124 Craig St., P.O. Box 460 Parksville, B.C. V9P 2G6 Toll Free: 1-866-386-2735 e-mail: cbpropertymanage ment@shaw.ca

QUALICUM Suite (downtown) $750 incl’s utils, 1bdrm, level entry, 900sqft, furnished or not, Avail. Immed. 250-2402019

SUITES, UPPER

OFFICE/RETAIL RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE. Downtown Qualicum Beach, 702 Memorial Ave., 1640 sq. ft. & 730 sq. ft. Call: 250-5868806 or 250-757-9186

Ron Limer Managing Broker Val Lambert Property Manager

AUTO FINANCING

QUALICUM. LOVELY 3-bdrm, 2 bath, Furnished. Avail until July 1st. $1400. all inclusive. N/S. Ref’s. 250-752-5971. SHOREWATER RESORT in Qualicum Beach offers long term rentals now • Beachfront self contained studio units with 1 or 2

• • •

beds Complete with kitchen, tv, dvd, internet & free local calls Close to town & amenities No smoking, No pets 250-752-6901 or 1-888-450-3811

STORAGE

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 www.PreApproval.cc

CARS

250-248-7100.

TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843.

SUITES, LOWER

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

COOMBS, IN the country, lrg property, 2 bdrm with large covered deck, carport, 4 appls, Jan. 1, $1000, 250-752-2634.

SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

FURNISHED ONE and two bedroom units available. All utilities. Phone 250-248-6532.

21 - 826 W. Island Hwy Parksville, B.C., V9P 2B7

ERRINGTON- 1 BDRM level entrance suite on acreage, 5 appls, hot water incl’d, pet neg, N/S. $675 inclds satellite. Avail Now. (250)954-7997.

MISC SERVICES

MISC SERVICES

MISC SERVICES

SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS! Call 310.3535

CASH BUYER of junk cars and trucks. Over the phone price quotes. 1-250-954-7843.

CARS

CARS

•SERVICE DIRECTORY• Parksville/Qualicum Beach •SERVICE DIRECTORY• CUSTOM BUILDERS

30 years experience Small Jobs Welcome Renovations Carpentry Services Kitchens - Bathrooms John D’Aigle

GARDENING

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Now accepting new customers for 2012Lawn Care etc. •Landscaping for new homes • Fence Installations/Repairs •Lawn Cutting •Dethatching •Aeration •Liming •Fertilizer Appl. •Hedge Trimming •Tree Pruning •Brick Patio’s & Walkways

GARDENING GET READY FOR YOUR Tony’s Great JANUARY Gardens • FallSERVICE Clean-up •Landscaping & Design DIRECTORY •General Maintenance

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Larry & Helen Poste Jan McLaughlan Janine Welz Nick Blais Terry Bannerman Lucille Hewitt Nancy Nicholls A. Kumitch Mrs. Knight Marjorie Swarbrick Robert & Dawn Hurst Joyce Truman Barb MacDonald Brooke Small Linda Doerksen Catharina McVeigh Marshall Molyneaux H & M Cluff Elizabeth Bone Ann Lowson Gloria Hall William Crowther Jim Davies Grumpy! Mrs. Robert Koreman Ron Pearce Dan Nicholson

T. Iannone Rod Fraser Bill Mills P V Lions David McLauchlin Georgia MacLean Doreen Kirby Ruth & Larry Mandt Eric Lovis Marla Dyson Dennis Bacon Joyce Ettinger Tigh Na Mara Housekeepers Tanya & Goldie Marian Read Frank Hammer Margaret Whitford The Allen Family Carolyn Laypolt Joan McLeod Anne Turner Wayne & Mary Hemstreet Pam Hands Frank Leipe

Thank You!

Reasons to Shop Local

TRUCKS & VANS

P/W, P/L, Automatic Transmission & A/C

Call Tony Toly y 250-248-4341 250•954•4224 tonysgreatgardens@hotmail.com TODAY!

Journeyman Journeyma y n Carp Carpenter penter

We would like to thank the following people & organizations who have contributed to the Pennies for Presents 2011 campaign.

Help us beat last year’s total of $7,400.00!

ERRINGTON- 2 BDRM mobile home, 8 mins from Parksville, recently renovated, wood F/P, electric heat, small yard, quiet neighbourhood, NS/NP. $800. Available now. (250)951-4830.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

Make a Big Difference for Many Families at Christmas.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

View current rentals On our website: www.remax-first-bc.ca 250-248-1071 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@remax-firstbc.ca

TRANSPORTATION

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION

MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8’ x 20’ $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for first 20’ $2 each additional foot.

RENT YOUR HOME! Owner & Tenant Management Services Nanoose to Bowser

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Shopping local saves the environment Local businesses, which often stock a higher percentage of locally sourced goods and products, often do not require long car or bus rides to get to, helping to reduce our global footprint.


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To submit your activities; email: editor@pqbnews.com, our online calendar at pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave

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MILNER GARDENS CHRISTMAS MAGIC

Sat. Activities

December 16-26, Oceanside Place Wembley Mall, See web for info. www.rdn.bc.ca or 250-248-3252

Dec 16-21 • 5-8:30pm Come stroll through tens of thousands of lights, enjoy local musicians and story tellers. Admission by donation www.viu.ca/milnergardens

OPEN HOUSE / STUDIO Christmas carols & holiday music, visiting in community, crafting and a potluck optional 7-9pm at BLYS Yoga, 205 Jensen Ave. #4

THE CANTANDO CHAMBER SINGERS Carols and refreshments 7pm, Knox United Church 345 Pym Street, Parksville (250)248-3927

Sat.

WINTER CELEBRATION

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Entertainment

7pm Parksville Ballet School dancers Tickets: www.parksvilleballet. com, Hoochies on Craig St., at the Parksville Ballet School. Parksville Community Centre

OCEANSIDE CONCERT BAND & PV YOUTH CHOIR 2:30-4:30pm, Knox United Church Tickets at door. kucparksville.ca

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ERRINGTON HALL

SANDBAR CAFE

7:30pm, Carols, films, skits, coffee and refreshments Admission by donation

Peter Mason 5:30-8:30pm Sandbar Cafe Qualicum Bay

SHERRY LYNN AND BENT RYMN

Activities

MOTHER GOOSE 10-11am (Ages 0-6), Arrowsmith Hall, Ford Road, Coombs BC

R&B and Rock hits 7-11pm Shady Rest Pub

HOLIDAY PRIME RIB

MARK CRISSINGER

Special menu at special price 5-8pm Fairwinds Clubhouse 3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose

Matinee Concert 2pm, Frontiersman Pub 2280 Alberni Highway, Coombs

THIS SPOT COULD BE YOURS!

Ron Cantelon

MLA Parksville - Qualicum

100 E. Jensen Ave. Parksville

250-248-4341

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FREE SKATE

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY Runs17-24, $5 per person Pony wagon or sleigh rides Tiger Lily Farm, 1692 Errington Rd. 250-248-2408

FREE SKATE 2-3:30pm, Oceanside Place

QB FARMER’S MARKET 8:30am-12:00pm, Qualicum Beach Community Hall. 644 Memorial Ave. Discover New Artisans & the best of local crafts • qbfarmersmarket.com

APPRECIATION DAY Rod & Gun, 2pm. Stacks of donated prizes to be raffled off. Sponsored by Cupe 3570; PV Bald Eagles Old Timers hockey and the Rod and Gun All proceeds to needy families

RED COD FORGE Open house 10am-4pm Proceeds of forged star fish to Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard 2155 Spur Place Nanoose Bay

Sun.

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Entertainment

MALASPINA CHOIR: SING-ALONG

12:15-1:45pm & 2-3:30pm, Oceanside Place

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE FREE EVENT 4pm & 7 pm Satuday & Sunday at ET Family Church 1300 Princess Royal Ave., Nanaimo More info. www.etfamilychurch.com or call 250-753-0258

FOOD BANK BOX We Continue To Fill Them With Smiles On Our Faces Helping Those In Need All Year Long! HELP US HELP OTHERS! Genesis Boxing & Fitness Unit 112-425 Stanford Ave. PV

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT PV & QB Pick up check list at Buckerfields To sign up for bird count call Sandra at 250- 248-5565

SANTA PHOTOS AT WEMBLEY MALL Dec.16-24, Daily 12-4pm and other various times. 826 Island Highway West, PV Call for info. 250-248-9621

Mon.

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to Oceanside Living!

250.248.4321

Dec.

1.800.224.5838 • gls@shaw.ca

Entertainment

MOVIES AT PCCC The Kings Speech at1pm Polar Express at 4pm Miracle on 34th. Street at 6pm $5, 132 E. Jensen Avenue, PV 250-248-6234

Tues.

JAZZ & BLUES

BLITZEN

Parksville-Qualicum Beach Independently Owned & Operated

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Activities

Open Mic, Deez Bar and Grill 3353 Island Hwy., QB

Runs Dec.4-31 Village Theatre, QB

CANADIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

PQ LINUX USERS GROUP

7:30pm, Port Theatre 125 Front Street, Nanaimo

COUNCIL MEETING 6pm The Forum, Parksville Civic & Technology Centre 100 Jensen Avenue East, PV

Tues.

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Entertainment

HOLD THE CHILD GENTLY A CHRISTMAS CANTATA AN ECUMENICAL CHOIR St. Edmunds Anglican Church, PV

MOVIES AT PCCC

Featured Events for the Week WINTER WONDERLAND ON ICE December 16-26, Oceanside Place FREE Skate sponsored by Tim Hortons 2-3:30pm Saturday Dec.17 & Sunday Dec.18 Other dates normal rates and times apply. See Schedule on the website www.rdn.bc.ca or call 250-248-3252

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MOVIES AT PCCC See www.parksvillecentre.com

SANTA SWIM

Meets Dec. 20, Pacific Brimm Coffee & Tea Co., 133 Craig St., PV

2-4pm. Everyone Welcome Special Rate Swim. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, 737 Jones Street, QB

OCEANSIDE SENIORS BADMINTON

Activities

Polar Express at 6pm The Kings Speech at 8pm $5, 132 E. Jensen Avenue, PV 250-248-6234

For more information, visit: www.malaspinachoir.com St Andrew’s United Church 311 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo

Your

2pm, PCCC 132 E. Jensen Ave., PV

Thu.

BOWSER CHRISTMAS BREAKOUT

THE ENABLERS

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Entertainment

(6-11yrs) Day Camp Bowser Elementary School, 4830 Faye Road recparks@rdn.bc.ca, 250-248-3252

7-11pm, Deez Bar & Grill (250) 752-8055

Wed. Entertainment

7:30 -10pm, $2.50 includes nonalcoholic beverage. 211 Fern Road, QB

FIDDLERS DANCE

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DANCE TO TIMBERLINE

Activities

Rock and Country 7:30-10:30pm PV legion, 146 W. Hirst St., PV

MOVIES AT PCCC

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

12:30am, The start of winter- the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, when the Sun reaches its most southern point in the sky at local noon. After this date, the days start getting longer.

Dances of Universal Peace 4:30-5:30pm Spiral Walk 4:30-5:30pm Errington Hall

See www.parksvillecentre.com

WINTER SOLSTICE

250-752-5884 www.KDair.com Gift Ideas!

Christmas Gif Gift ft C Cards ard and Certificates Now Available Restrictions apply. Please call for details.

(250) 951-6018 ron.cantelon.mla@leg.bc.ca roncantelonmla.bc.ca

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 545 E. Island Hwy. Parksville 248-2432

Mon. Tues. & Wed.

Open 7am until 8pm Daily

Seniors’ g Night

Sunday Dec.18, Qualicum & Parksville Pick up check list at Buckerfields

Be part of what is a favourite event for many nature enthusiasts across North America. Join a team in the field (3-7 birders) or count birds from home for the Feedercount. Help assess the wintering bird population here in the BCPQ Count Circle. All skill levels welcome!

To sign up call Sandra at 250 248-5565

10 49

$

Meal Includes: Sm. Starter Salad or Soup, p Entree Special, Sm. Dessert

Every day from 4 to 6pm go to Quality Foods for crazy low prices on a select product. The Appy Hour deal changes every day!

Family Dentistry New Patients Welcome! Dr. Denny B. Essig DMD 175 Corfield St. Parksville BC (Across from Thrifty Foods)

250-586-4404

Join us for other DAILY SPECIALS after 4pm

www.oceansidedentalcentre.com

Sorry no substitutions • Some conditions apply • Eat in Only

Pet & Livestock Supplies... We’ve got you covered. 100% 0% BC O Ownedd andd Operated O t d HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30-5:30, Sunday 10:00-4:00

587 Alberni Hwy. Parksville

250-248-3243

BE PREPARED FOR WINTER! We have Snow Shovels, Salt, Sand & Ice Melters.

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SPORTS

Marissa Jordan peeks out from behind some of the greenery being hung in the arena with care, for the Winter Wonderland skates at Oceanside Place this month. JAMES CLARKE PHOTOS

Winter Wonderland at Oceanside Place By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS Arena staff and a few volunteers set to work early Tuesday morning, and by that evening Victor Kraatz Arena had been transformed into the Parksville tradition that is the Winter Wonderland On Ice. This is the ninth straight year Oceanside Place has hosted the ambitious Yuletide tribute, which combines lighting and displays for the feeling of skating on an outdoor pond, and organizers are expecting big turnouts as always. “It’s going good, really good,” arena programmer Val McNutt said with a smile before heading off to help out with something else when THE NEWS stopped by on Tuesday. Arena staffer Mike Chestnut was all smiles from high above in his lift while he was hanging the snowflakes with care, Britney Slade was a vision of patience as she untangled strings of lights, and local female hockey standout Marissa Jordan was up to her ears in fir trees there for a while and she didn’t mind a bit. Skate attendant Dean

Dean Bull puts the final touches on one of the light displays. Bull was overseeing the reindeer, and figure skaters Justine Elves and Hilary Harris were clearly pleased to be playing the part of Santa’s little helpers.

“I’ve seen them (setting up) before, so I thought this year I’m going to volunteer to help out, I mean I play hockey here all the time so why not,” Taylor

Klassen, 20, said from atop the step ladder while hanging lights along the end glass, then chuckled and agreed, “it’s easy to get into the Christmas spirit in these surroundings.” There were about 17 people pitching in on Tuesday, and according to Val, it takes approximately 150 people hours to put up the displays, “plus months of preparations. There are 100’s of strings of lights,” she said when asked for some insight into what goes into the display, adding “each year more are purchased as we gradually replace old strings with energy efficient LED lights. Donations of display items come in yearly and help make it more efficient to keep changing the displays slightly.” New to the Winter Wonderland this year is a penguin display with plenty of pop created by the Ballenas Secondary School art students. “It is a beautiful display combining a mural background with a 3-D effect of active penguin cutouts,” said Val. In 2011, over 4,000 skaters took to the Winter Wonderland ice over 11 days. SEE

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Ross bogged down in Vancouver By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS From the bumped-but-notforgotten files, an update on Errington runner Melissa Ross. In the mix on the trails around Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver Nov. 26 for the 2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, Ross competed in the Senior Women (20+) division, and completed the seven-kilometer course in 27:39 for 21st out of the field of 46. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was disappointing,â&#x20AC;? she shrugged matter-of-factly from beside her landscaping truck this week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously I was hoping for a better result, but given the conditions ...â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were several races before mine which made the course very sloppy and slippery, not to mention the great deal of rain we had leading up to the race,â&#x20AC;? she said later, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt like I was very fit and ready for a great race, but the conditions got the best of me. I have never experienced conditions anywhere near what they were for my race, so I am happy for the learning experience, and I hope to have a better race next year.â&#x20AC;? This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national championships featured 524 runners

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Errington runner Melissa Ross got bogged down at this years Canadian Cross Country Championships, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking forward to taking another run at the Senior Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s division next year. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

in seven divisions, ranging in age from Juniors to Masters (15 all the way up to 82), and there was representation from all 10 provinces and the Yukon. The Senior Women ran one 1 km loop then three 2 km loops.

The nationals will be held at Jericho Beach again next year. Ross finished 15th overall in a tough field in her Team BC debut at the Nationals last year which were held in Guelph, Ontario.

Cheesy hockey game for the food bank Saturday PARKSVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Oceansideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Junior B Generals take to the ice Saturday night for their final game before the Christmas break, playing their best hockey of the season, and the local club is hoping a holiday promotion will be a win-win situation.

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GM, head coach and head of hockey operations, Dave Johnston said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Oceanside Generals are very excited to announce that Save-On-Foods will be donating boxes of Kraft Dinner to the first 200 fans in attendance at our last home game of 2011 this Saturday

against the Peninsula Panthers.. We ask that fans use the boxes (as noise makers) to blow the roof of Oceanside Place.â&#x20AC;? The boxes will be collected as a donation to the Salvation Army food bank. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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Public skating sessions run daily at The Place â&#x20AC;&#x153;Between schools, private rentals and public skate sessions, we are booked solid morning to night. Our biggest day last year was Dec. 15 and we had over 670 skaters that day,â&#x20AC;? said McNutt. Over 500 skaters turned out on Wednesday for the official unveiling of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winter Wonderland. WINTER WONDERLAND Highlights include: Tim Hortons Free Admission Skates â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sat., Dec. 17 and Sun, Dec. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m., and the Parksville Lions Free Family Skate on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

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Whalers basketball team hosts four-team tourney By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS The high school basketball season is up and running, and local hoops fans will have a chance to get their first look at this year’s AAA Senior Boys squad from Ballenas Secondary School as they play host to a four-team tournament this weekend. The Whalers open the tourney at 1 p.m. today (Friday) against the Golden Eagles

KSS teams start league hoops play this month QUALICUM BEACH — From Kondor country comes word Kwalikum Secondary School’s Junior Girls basketball team improved to 2-0 in league play Wednesday with a 43-22 home win over the Golden Eagles from Woodlands. The Senior Boys lost 79-64 to the Ladysmith 49ers on Tuesday at KSS in their regular season opener. Their Woodlands; then ffrom W dl d th return to the court for an 8 p.m. start against the Alberni and District Armada.

next home game is Tues., Jan. 3, against Woodlands. The Senior Girls also opened league play on Tuesday at home in a loss to Woodlands. The Junior Boys’ league opener was postponed and rescheduled for the new year. The Jr. Boys and Jr. Girls are both in Ladysmith Jan. 4 for league games.

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outt off Victoria. Vi t i 2002 KSS alumni Taylor Wilson, now attending Vancover Island University, is taking over the reigns as head coach of Ballenas’ senior boys team this year, and assisting will be fellow former Kondor Tim Bigelow. Both played for the then Malaspina Mariners. Asked for some insight into the weekend and into

IN OTHER NEWS ‘The Nest’ will be jumping Sat., Dec. 17th as KSS plays host to the school’s long-running alumni basketball tournament. “It’s going to be a six-team extravaganza,” said KSS athletic director Butch Gayton. Game one goes at 10 a.m. and the last game starts at 6 p.m.

their Bigelow th i tteam, Bi l said “the toughest game we will have is our Friday match up against Woodlands,” adding the team from Nanaimo “has looked pretty solid thus far, and they are coming off a victory against ADSS. However, the game we need to win will be against the ADSS boys the same evening because they are in our league this year. It would be a

nice i statement t t t game for sure.” This year’s team he explained is a bit behind the competition on a whole as they have only been practicing for two weeks due to football and volleyball commitments. The Whaler boys finished 1-2 in Cowichan last weekend at their first tournament of the season “and we secured an

iimpressive game two v victory against Gulf IIsland Secondary School with a depleted S ssix man roster for the ssecond half.” “The boys mainttained a high level of ccomposure in order to h hold off the opposittion,” said Bigelow, adding both he and a W Wilson “are impressed w with the team’s efforts eearly in the season. We have a fantastic W group of young men this year and if they keep putting in the effort then we will continue to improve.” The Whalers head into the regular season ranked ninth out of 10 teams on the Island in AAA Sr. Boys basketball standings — Victoria claims the top three with Mt. Doug No. 1, Oak Bay No. 2 and Belmont third.

Shady Rest Eagles nip Campbell River By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS Oceanside’s Over45 Shady Rest Eagles brought lots of jump to the pitch in Qualicum on Sunday, as they unveiled their brand new strips in a 3-2 win over the Campbell River Masters. The Eagles were controlling the play and took a comfortable 2-nil lead into the break, but the visitors replied with two goals of their own in the first 15 minutes of the second half. Shady Rest ran with it from there on out and Keith Watson scored the winner with about 15 minutes remaining when he broke down the right side and slotted it low

Eagles’ striker Doug Marshall, left, nearly scored on this play Sunday, and the squad from Shady Rest is unbeaten in their new strips. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

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The talented students of Kwalikum Secondary School’s famed music program were showing off their best form Tuesday night. The school’s annual Christmas concert showcased the excellent brass, flute and choir ensembles, as well as the junior and senior bands —culminating in a full stage as all musicians gathered for a raucous finale for parents and fans of seasonal music. — Story and photos by Steven Heywood

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By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER Only one week left to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas at Milner Gardens and Woodland. With 50,000 light bulbs, there is plenty of sparkle and shine at one of the area’s brightest family favourite events — Milner Christmas Magic. The 12-day festival began Dec. 2 at the stunning 70-acre estate in Qualicum

Beach and the gardens have been lighting up the sky with thousands of lights that adorn the gardens and pathways ever since. The popular holiday tradition of lights, music and magic in the gardens first started in 2003 and each year the event has grown thanks to the incredible network of community volunteers and Milner staff. The festival of lights, music and mag-

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soothing sounds of the harp, you won’t want to miss Patt Scrivener’s Sunday performance. Scrivener has been playing the harp professionally for six years now and said she will stick to a Christmas repertoire that isn’t mainstream. “The music is less popular. There will be some German and Scandinavian tunes that people may not be familiar with,” she said. Although Scrivener has been musically inclined since childhood, her love for the harp came later in life. As a child she spent many hours drawing, sewing and crafting items along with studying piano. She said the popular Canadian children’s show on the CBC, The Friendly Giant was her first introduction to harp music. Friendly lived in a castle along with his animal puppet friends Rusty the rooster, who played a harp and lived in a book bag hung by the castle window and Jerome the giraffe. “The Friendly Giant was an inspiration. I loved the draw bridge,” she admitted. SEE

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A Christmas story for the whole family is taking place on stage at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. Blitzen is a warm, moving story of a family re-discovering the magic of Christmas. ECHO Players will present 13 performances of Blitzen until December 31. Blitzen is directed by Eileen Butts, a long-serving member of ECHO Players who most recently directed Anne of Green Gables for Bard to Broadway. The play, written 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 hit the coast. Stephen and Andy’s room, like most of their house, is still in shambles. Younger brother Andy writes to Santa Claus to ask him to fix up their room for Christmas. Of course, no one, especially Stephen, thinks this is possible, and then Blitzen shows up. The play is about beliefs and believing and how if

Daniel Handley, 13, is ready for the leading role in ECHO Players Christmas performance of Blitzen. you really want to believe in magic, sometimes you have to make the magic yourself. The play runs about an hour and 45 minutes and Butts said while it is billed as a comedy there are some moments that tug at your heart but you will definitely leave feeling good. Blitzen is the 20th directorial venture for Butts and she said it has been a lot of fun

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Actor balancing school work and lines He has done two previous Echo performances with parts in Robinson Crusoe and Aladdin. Handley was bitten by the acting bug when he was just a little boy and according to his mom Carmen he has always been a performer and loves being on the stage. Last year Handley had the lead role in Oceanside’s production of Nottingham and he admitted it was challenging to have a great performance in that play. “There was a fair amount of pressure because you have some of he most important lines in the play and if you forget them it takes a lot of ad

libbing to recover,” he stated. Handley has had more than his fair share of lines to memorize for Blitzen, but he said he managed to learn his dialogue and keep up with school work, although during rehearsals he had some pretty late nights. “I have a lot of lines and 13 big monologues as well.” Handley said some of his scenes are intense and require a lot of emotional energy but he is up to the challenge. It is a big commitment for a young actor to take on a lead role and Handley has had to sacrifice some of his social life for his stage work. He missed his school’s Christmas dance and band

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Renovating a kitchen can also be one of the more expensive projects a homeowner will undertake. How much you spend depends on your budget of course, but also on the length of time you expect to stay in that house. For example, if you are remodeling your kitchen as a face-lift prior to selling it, it’s recommended that you spend no more than 10-15% of the cost of your house. If you are going to remain in your house for more than five years, you can spend 25% or more - and in most cases you will recoup the cost of the renovation when you sell.

Resurface or repaint old cupboards - paint is inexpensive and can transform wooden cupboards in a matter of hours. Try a new painting technique, or a textured look, or a zesty combination of colours. You can also resurface old cupboards with wood laminate, or one of the new, non-traditional plastic-based materials that resist chipping, denting and staining. Formica counter tops, for example, provide the look and feel of expensive solid surfacing at about half the cost.

Inexpensive kitchen renovations can cost you $2,000 to $3,000 for a cosmetic facelift with no new cabinets, plumbing or electrical changes. Look to spend $8,000 to $10,000 if you choose new low-end cabinetry, counters, appliances, flooring, paint, and some minor structural changes. However, the sky’s the limit when it comes to a new kitchen and you can expect to pay $20,000 and up for high quality cabinets, custom work and many upgrades. There are ways to cut costs when updating your kitchen without sacrificing quality. Regardless of what you do budget, don’t skimp on design, appliances, or labour. These are the basis for a functional kitchen and you should get the best you can afford. To keep costs to a minimum, use stock cabinets instead of custom work, laminates instead of solids, and hang on to your current appliances, if you can. Also try to keep your existing plumbing and electrical and don’t make structural changes to the room.

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Opportunity Knocks! Newly subdivided 2.5 acre lot in River’s Edge sitting high with distant ocean & mountain views. Bright, sunny, and lightly treed this lot is only just available. Two horses are allowed & reserved riding trails boarder one side. Fairly level with a new septic system already installed & approved this lot is ready to build on.

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To view more photos & a virtual floor plan visit www.ohsmclane.com • This spacious home enjoys many updates, some of which included heated floors in the kitchen, & a newer roof • A 3 bay garage is ideal for a car enthusiast or workshop. • Lots of room for the whole family with very large main rooms

• Dan Galloway Design and Construction continues to build on their 30 year reputation of innovation and quality of construction • A stones throw to Qualicum Beaches sandy shore with manicured walking trails literally at your door • Elevated from the street the brand new 2600 sq ft home has an ocean view, 6’ crawlspace, granite counter tops and hardwood flooring

• Spacious 3 bdrm/3 bath, 2474 Sq. Ft. home on 4.96 Acres • Dbl French door opening to deck w/panoramic OCEAN views • Top of the line stainless steel appliances in cook’s dream kitchen • Gleaming solid Maple & Birch Hardwood floors/fabulous floorplan!/Zoned for 2 homes

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Second show added for Christmas musical By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

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A highly anticipated Christmas musical program is completely sold out on December 20, but an additional show has been added so more people can enjoy the Christmas Cantata at St. Anne and St. Edmund Church in Parksville. Produced by Ron Klusmeier, Hold The Child Gently will feature choir singers from 13 different churches. Reverend Andrew Twiddy said there are 70 people in the ecumenical choir; all from different denominations. He said they have already done one presentation at Trinity United Church in Nanaimo and it was a huge success. He said original plans were to have a dress rehearsal on Dec. 19 at St. Anne and St. Edmund churches in Parksville, but they have decided to invite the public for an open rehearsal because the Dec. 20 performance sold out so quickly. The Monday night performance is at 7 p.m. and entrance is first come first serve, with no pre-sale

his musical expertise to St. Anne and St. Edmund. Klusmeier admitted he is glad he put his retirement plans on hold because he

Andrew Twiddy, left, and Ron Klusmeier are working together on a Christmas musical. tickets. Entrance is by a $5 donation at the door. Klusmeier, an accomplished composer, wrote the music for the Christmas Cantata with Walter Farquharson and it combines the musical resources of St. Anne and St. Edmund with other churches. Klusmeier wanted a collaborative project that included other churches in the area and he hopes it will renew spirituality in the community. Klusmeier said he is thrilled with their Christmas production and although there are almost 70 people in the choir the weekly rehearsals went smoothly. “I love pulling people together from all different churches.

loves making music. Sunday at Three, which is an informal ecumenical gathering led by Klusmeier and some of his musical friends is on a Christ-

mas break but will start up in January. It features music composed by Klusmeier with words by his writing partners from around the globe

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We will be doing more of it in the future.” Of course fitting a huge choir into the church has its challenges but Klusmeier said it can be done. “We are doing what I call chainsaw ministries … removing some of the pews to make room. It will be cosy but it will work,” he admitted. Klusmeier made an attempt at retirement two years ago after 13 years with the Music Ministry at Knox United Church in Parksville and more than 50 years as a church musician. Twiddy convinced him there was an opportunity to do something new in the community — and a musical partnership was formed that has Klusmeier bringing

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Milner event wraps up on the weekend Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to support the gardens. Vancouver Island University’s Milner Gardens and Woodland is located at 2179

West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. For more information and a complete list of dates and performances visit www. milnergardens.org. or phone 250-752-6153.

PARKSVILLE — Hot N Cool Yoga Club is hosting a monthly fundraising Karma Class for orphans in Kenya. Every third Saturday of each month there will be a 1:30 p.m. yoga class held for a $10 donation at the Parksville studio. All proceeds go towards Future Hope Baby Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Laura Andersen is a student at Vancouver Island University who has been collecting donations since her visit to the orphanage in April 2010. For more information on the orphanage you can visit www.futurehopeandbabycentre. org. For details about the Karma Class or fundraising events, contact Laura at email at landersen18@hotmail.com. —Submitted

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It wasn’t until much later in life that Scrivener decided to start playing the instrument. “I was at a conference at a big hotel and a harpist was playing at Sunday brunch. It was an ethereal moment.” Scrivener moved to Calgary from Saskatchewan and didn’t take her piano with her. She wound up moving to a neighborhood that had a harp teacher and the rest is history. She admitted it was a bit humiliating at first to struggle with a musical instrument after being such an accomplished piano player but she persevered and eventually got the technique down. “I had to start at the beginning and learn Twinkle Twinkle Little Star just to get my fingers to work. It was a struggle.” She added she had to build up callouses on her fingers and to this day she must consistently play to keep her fingers supple. “It is like going to the gym for your fingers. You have to be constantly moving them and practicing,” she said. When Scrivener isn’t playing her harp, you can find her in her Parksville art studio where she paints almost daily, or decorating a house. The mixed media artists and interior designer is a member of the De Cosmos Art Group, the Federation of Canadian Artists and the American Institute of Floral Designers. She said it is challenging to do all of her creative endeavors but she is equally passionate about them all. Scrivener will be performing at Milner Christmas Magic on Sunday, Dec. 18. Shuttles will be available for those with mobility concerns and it’s a great idea to bring along a flashlight for extra light along pathways. The event goes from 5 to 8:30 p.m. December 16 to 21.

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