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Ministers in Parksville Four cabinet ministers heap praise on local MLA Ron Cantelon and the party NEIL HORNER

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There’s no provincial campaign going on right now, but you wouldn’t know it from the comments at a gathering of provincial cabinet ministers in Parksville Monday. The event, sponsored by the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce, saw Minister of Agriculture Don McRae, Mary McNeil, the Minister of Children and Family Development, Steve Thomson, the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Ida Chong, the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure join Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon IDA CHONG at the Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort to give a brief rundown on their ministries and field questions from chamber members. Each of the ministers prefaced his or her remarks with high praise for Cantelon and the work he has done to represent his constituents. See PARTY LINES, page A6

Hit and run arrest Public help nab suspect in collision PARKSVILLE — Members of the Oceanside RCMP detachment only have so many eyes and ears, so they rely on the public to help them out. That help was evidently forthcoming this week when

police were able to make an arrest in the case of a hit and run driver who allegedly hit a pedestrian in front of Parksville’s Shopper’s Drug Mart on Jan. 31. See SUSPECT, page A4

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Linda Thorburn is getting Lighthouse Country ready for the annual mid-Island Bluegrass Society festival June 29 to July 1 at the Lighthouse country Community Centre grounds. Thorburn — who also is behind the anual Coombs Bluegrass Festival — says it’s going to be a great show. — NEWS Staff

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The Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association (PGOSA) is having an open house on Thurs., Feb. 16. The event will display all of the activities available, as well as a Seniors Games display. For details, call PGOSA president Peter Kucey at 250-752-0103. — NEWS Staff

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“They took generators, power washers … all the electric tools you need for the trade … caVolunteers with the Nile Creek Enhancement bles, shovels … you name it,” stated Kirkby. He said it is not the first time the hatchery Society (NCES) were stunned to learn their fish hatchery on the creek in Bowser was burglar- has been burglarized and he can’t fathom why ized earlier this month, but they aren’t letting it anyone would want to do this. “We get no pay to do this work and we don’t hamper their important restoration work. ask for it. Money is generated NCES President Ken Kirkthrough fund raising and we by said someone picked the Add your COMMENTS at are happy to do what we do lock on building that houses www.pqbnews.com but when someone comes their incubators and made along and behaves in this off with over $2,000 worth of specialized equipment. He said as far as they way…the first reaction is to be angry, the seccan tell, none of the incubators were tampered ond is to be sad and the third is to wonder about with but they had to scramble to replace all the these people and their anti social behaviour.” See HATCHERY’S, page A4 items that were stolen.

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He said whoever is responsible he would like them to consider whatever it is in their life that is causing them to behave this way. “All we are asking is for them to come clean. Perhaps they would like to sit down and talk with me and maybe I can be helpful. If they are poor and need some money I might give them some.” Kirkby said they had to dip into their own pockets to replace the stolen equipment which wasn’t insured. “We are not insured because the cost of insurance once you are off the main route is staggering,” he admitted. Kirkby said they have learned from this and now all of their equipment is chipped and traceable. As well they have installed locks that cannot be picked. “We learn as we go,” he stated. It is not the first time the hatchery has been broken into. Thieves managed to break the lock on the gate at the road to the hatchery in the past. He said in this latest instance they walked in and carried out the equipment sometime on the night of February 5. He said work by volunteers is in full gear and the theft of the equipment will not stop their ongoing efforts to restore the pink salmon run in the creek and currently the incubators are teaming with tiny fish that volunteers have

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Palace built on strong foundation The community of Errington comes together to produce a wildly popular burlesque and vaudeville show — A Night at the Palace — that keeps selling out very quickly STEVEN HEYWOOD editor@pqbnews.com

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Nayana Mongeau and her son Masu, 16 months, watch some of Sunday’s technical rehearsal. Nayana is playing ‘Miss Citrine Dream’ during Night at the Palace.

“There’s a lot of communication and forgiveness between all of the people,” she said. “It’s a confidence-builder.” A mix of semi-professional and amateur performers, A Night at the Palace

has been in the works for about a year — almost as soon as the curtain on last year’s show fell. Black said all participants are from Errington, and that — coupled with people’s enthusiasm and energy — helps to foster a sense of community in the War Memorial Hall. There are dancers of all sorts — from fan dancing to exotic candle acts and belly dancing — to comedy, music, short acts and longer ones, as well as a little tease of burlesque. Black pointed out the strip tease is only a small part of the show. A Night at the Palace, she said, has always been about participation — by both performers and the audience — and the style of entertainment in the 1920 and ‘30s. “There has always been something about the Friday night performance, recalled Black, who has been involved on stage and off for the last four years. “People that night always hoot and holler, but on other nights, the audience is quieter.” The friendly noise and encouragement helps the performers — some of whom are on stage for the first time. There’s nothing more disconcerting, Black said, than silence from the seats. In other words, play along — and dress up in period costume. It’s encouraged. A Night at the Palace is, Black continued, a culmination of a year-long process that starts with many, many people submitting acts they would like to perform. There are too many to actually put on stage in one show, but Black said over the weeks and months leading up to it, some people back out, others can’t make the nights of the show, and eventually, a complete set of performers takes shape. Behind the scenes, Black said a committee of seven people look over the acts and determine their suitability for a family-friendly audience and then get to work on planning sets, lights, sound and much more. The work is immense, Black said, noting the help of vital people like Thea Stavroff (stage manager), the Vaudeville Band and Nayana Mongeau (Black’s right-hand woman) and the entire Mongeau family (not to mention many

others — they know who they are) have made this year’s production go quite smoothly. Expect schmoozing before the show, period costumes and decorations, and a lot of fun during A Night at the Palace, which hits the stage this Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Just don’t expect to find any tickets — the shows have all sold out. Doors open at 7 p.m. (but Black said for good seats, people should come

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Members of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce didn’t let a clutch of provincial cabinet ministers leave town Monday without answering a few tough questions. Agriculture minister Don McRae was asked about the cancelation of the Buy B.C. program, which promoted local produce during the 1990s. McRae said Buy BC was a good program for the 1990s but stressed the province can do better. “The issue isn’t dead,” he said. “The opposition is very married to it, but I think we can do better as we go forward.” Chong was asked about the municipal auditor general initiative and how she sees this meshing with municipalities who have hired their own municipal auditor. She stressed that while an auditor hired by a municipality may well be able to find efficiencies and savings, the provincial auditor will be entirely independent — of both the municipalities and the province. Uncertainty sparked by the repeal of the HST was also raised, with Parkwest Construction’s Duane Round, arguing the transition back to the PST has hurt construction jobs across the province. Chong replied that moving back to a two-tax system is complicated and must be done correctly. “It’s not going to be easy,” she said. Cantelon, looking fit and vibrant as he continues his recovery from a recent heart attack, joined in. “I say, you look at these people,” he said. “I am amazed at how strong a team we have,

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Surplus expected; should cover fire hall overrun AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Parksville could be almost a million dollars under budget this year, but that’s a regular part of a long-term budgeting process, points out director of finance Lucky Butterworth. He gave council a budget variance report at their last meeting, providing an interim snap shot of the city’s finances as they head into the current year’s budget deliberations. The city works on a five year budget process and aims to keep a minimum of a one million dollar accumulated surplus for emergencies and big projects from year to year. While the surplus had dropped as low

$475,000 in 2009, it was at $2.8 million at $200,000 under budget, partly due to staff the start of 2011, to which this year’s sur- vacancies and some projects that haven’t plus will be added. started and will be forwarded to next Butterworth pointed out the current year. work on McMillan Street is almost $3 milCouncil and administration costs are lion, so a one million dollar surplus is not around $150,000 under budget, includa lot, in comparison. ing council being short a councillor last The surplus is inyear and several projAdd your COMMENTS at cluded in their calcuects coming in under www.pqbnews.com lations as they update budget. the budget for the While things look next five years. good overall, several items where over The savings include RCMP costs, which budget, including a surprise $200,000 are expected to be around $400,000 under overrun on the fire hall renovation. their $2.1 million budget, though Butter“That bothered me,” he said, explainworth stresses that none of the numbers ing the update on the fire hall at the end are final. of June actually showed the project was The engineering department is about under budget. Butterworth said he still

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hasn’t received the reconciliation from the project manager explaining what happened. Director of engineering and operations Robert Harary said they were surprised by the fire hall numbers and though there were “eight or 10 late big items,” such as seismic and electrical work, they are still looking into it. The water, sewer and Englishman River water projects are all separate funds which Butterworth didn’t get into much, but said they are looking like they will be pretty much on budget. The water and sewer revenues were down more than $200,000, or about six per cent, but mayor Chris Burger pointed out that is actually a good thing since it means water consumption is down.

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Parksville council agreed to sponsor a Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce citizen of the year award, but not without controversy over the $350 cost. Councillor Al Greir said he supported the concept but didn’t want to support it financially, “we have to recognize what’s happening around the world,” he said. “We have a huge infrastructure deficit, that’s our main mandate,” he said, explaining that in his many years with community groups he was always able to find the money without having to go to the city. In October 2009 Greir did come to council for $5,000 toward the Cyclone Taylor Cup. Council held off on the contribution, waiting to see if the organizers could find the funds elsewhere, which they did. “It seems like everyone’s looking for money, we’re giving away more and more,” Greir said. “I can’t let that one go,” said coun. Sue Powell. “Look at what we’re paying for.” She said the award would go to a hard working community member who volunteers their time free for the city. “It’s the right thing to do.” With two councillors absent, the vote was four to one, with only Greir voting against.

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From their product knowledge, pricing and after market service, we couldn’t ask for more and to top it off, the Ironman T3.3 Mattresses and ergonmotion beds we purchased couldn’t be a better choice. From the 1st night’s sleep, we were more sold than when we were first introduced to the bed at the M&N Mattress Shop’s booth at the Qualicum Home Show in October 2011. For friendly, knowledgeable service that doesn’t end when you finish payment we would not hesitate to recommend M&N Mattress Shop!

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I recently had delivery of an Ironman Mattress and I have never had a better sleep. My back doesn’t ache anymore and my wife doesn’t sleep hot. We both have more energy during the day and are no longer tossing and turning. These are the thing we were told to expect from M&N Mattress Shop and I can confirm that it is true.

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Neighbours and community members in Coombs are rallying around a senior who was badly burned in a trailer fire last week. Shane Camp lives close by the Pires Mobile Park and was one of the first on the scene. While he doesn’t know the elderly victim, he’s taken it upon himself to do what he can to help. “I saw the white smoke and then the black smoke so I put the pedal to the metal and rushed over to the trailer park to make sure everybody got out OK,” he said. “He has no insurance, so I took it upon myself to try to help.” Camp said he has been keeping tabs on the condition of the victim, Steve Michaud, 84, and it doesn’t look good. “He had a heart attack yesterday,” he said in an interview Thursday. “He woke up and went into shock. Nobody deserves that, so as a community we need to get together to help the guy out.” Margie Hall lives in the trailer next door to the burned out shell of Michaud’s former home. She said she didn’t know him well, because he tended to keep to himself. However, she had been concerned prior to the fire. “I went in one time to use the phone and the place was disgusting because of all the birds,” she said. “He

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Margie Hall had the siding on her trailer melted from the heat of last Friday’s fire.

had free-flying canaries, the yellow ones with red cheeks, flying free all over the trailer. He had trees in his windows all tied in there so the birds could perch and he had two back bedrooms with baseball caps nailed to the walls so they could nest.” To feed the birds, she said, Michaud would collect grass and rosehips from nearby fields. “He would just throw them down on the living room floor and he was doing that for years, so when the trailer went, it had all this dry grass in there.” Hall said Michaud’s injuries appeared extremely serious. “When I found him he

was black. He had no hair and his clothes were all melted into him. The skin on the back of his hands had been rubbed off,” she said. “He was lying on the other side of his car and the only reason I saw him was because he was clutching a flashlight and I was looking at the flashlight, wondering what it was, when he opened his eyes and I realized. He was so black when he opened his eyes all I could see was the white. It was awful.” Trailer park owner Gabriel Pires said he had been told Michaud had respiratory problems along with his extensive burns and his recovery appeared touch and go.

“I heard he only had a 5050 chance,” he said. Camp has set up an account at the CIBC to hopefully raise funds for Michaud and he also plans to hold a beer and burger night at a local pub, along with a silent auction. “Anyone who donates to the silent auction gets a free half hour with me on their computer,” Camp, who works as a computer technician, said. “It’s my way of helping people help me help him.” Anyone who would like to donate to the silent auction for Michaud can contact Camp at 250-667-1295. The bank account number for Michaud is 00740/8087083.

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Town event co-ordinators prepare for spring NEIL HORNER

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There may still be lots of frost on the pumpkin, but Qualicum Beach municipal council is already looking forward not only to spring, but also summer. • Part of these preparations came courtesy of Norm Biddlecombe, president of the Seaside Cruizers car club, who this week asked council to give

their blessing to a request to close off streets downtown for the annual June 17 Father’s Day Show and Shine. Biddlecombe also asked for barricades, garbage cans, bags and collection, as well as some town staff for traffic control and the setup and tear-down of the event. • Al Gagnon, site manager for St. Mark’s Fair, requested permission to

close Veterans’ Way at Memorial Avenue for the July 28 St. Mark’s Qualicum Beach Community Fair. • Kris Chand of the Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market asked council for permission to close off Veterans’ Way on Saturday, April 28 and Fir Street on Saturday, July 28 on the same day in order to hold the weekly farmer’s market while their regular venue is in use.

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Sunray Stairs Beach Access – March 6

Official Community Plan Review The City’s OCP review was re-launched on February 6 with a presentation to Council by consultants, Urban Systems, which included the work plan and many opportunities for public consultation over the next year. The presentation is now on the City’s website. [parksville.ca/ocp]. •

What is an OCP? A future oriented document that describes how a community wishes to evolve over the long term. It contains maps showing land uses along with goals and supporting policies which reflect the desires of the community, informed through public involvement.

An OCP is not zoning. While an OCP contains land use “designations”, it does not re-zone land. However, any changes in zoning must be consistent with the policies and designations of the OCP.

An OCP is not necessarily a sustainability plan. A number of communities have undertaken overall sustainability plans. While Parksville’s OCP will include sustainability elements and policies, it will not go into the same amount of depth and breadth as, for example, an integrated community sustainability plan.

March 4 – Re-Connect and Join the Discussion The first in a series of public events will be an information table at Oceanside Place on March 4 from noon to 4 pm. There will be an opportunity for the public to review the process to date and provide feedback on where residents wish to see growth and development, transportation options and action on climate change. Please drop by for a chat. We look forward to your input on Parksville’s plan for the future!

Water Main Flushing

Procedure Bylaw Revision

The City’s annual water main flushing program runs until March 30, between 7 am and 3.30 pm, weekdays. Residents should expect some discolouration of water and intermittent drops in water pressure. During flushing, residents are encouraged to keep a fresh supply of drinking water, check for discolouration of water before doing laundry and if water is discoloured, run an outside tap (after 3.30 pm) until the water runs clear. Please direct any questions to the Engineering and Operations Department at 250 248-5412.

In accordance with S. 124(3) of the Community Charter Act of BC, the Council of the City of Parksville gives notice of the intent to revise the City of Parksville Procedure Bylaw to provide more flexibility and streamline Council meeting processes. A copy of the draft bylaw is available on the City’s website or from the Administration Department, Parksville Civic and Technology Centre.

We are now accepting applications for the spring Grant-inAid program. Organizations wishing to apply for funding should obtain a copy of the policy to ensure the submission meets all necessary criteria and must submit their application on the approved form. Eligible applicants are community non-profit organizations in the arts, culture, recreation or social services fields. The Grant-in-Aid Select Committee will make recommendations to Council; Council is not obligated to allocate any or all of the $2,500 budgeted funds. Deadline is 4 pm, March 4 to the Administration Department.

Community Park - Former Hovercraft Base Interested individuals are invited to submit a tender to lease the concrete pad at the north end of the Community Park for water sport related activities or activities which complement the nature of the park. The City’s Community Park Commercial Use Policy is available on the website. Written tenders with supporting documentation should be submitted to the Administration Department by 4 pm, February 24.

Persons who wish to provide comment on the proposed changes may submit proposals in writing, addressed to Mayor and Council, City of Parksville (P O Box 1390, Parksville V9P 2H3).Submissions may also be hand delivered to the Administration Department. Submissions will be accepted until 4 pm on March 12, 2012.

Around The City McMillan Street – Almost There! The McMillan Street project continues to be well ahead of schedule. Curbs and gutters are now in place; the east sidewalk is next, followed by the west sidewalk. Road construction will then be the next big task. Due to the nature of the pending road reconstruction and paving work, temporary rotating road closures at intersecting streets will be unavoidable. Notices will be delivered in advance when possible and advance detour signs and additional traffic control will be added to alleviate inconveniences to the travelling public. Please continue to be patient, we’re almost there!

Online Survey Results We recently conducted an online resident satisfaction survey with 93 responses. Unfortunately, there were not enough completions to allow meaningful comparisons to the 2010 results. Results with comments are on the website. The comments were provided to City departments and to Council for consideration. We requested only Parksville residents complete the survey and allowed the opportunity for more than one submission per email address to participate in order to accommodate more than one person per household. 82% rated the overall value of services received from the City as excellent, very good or good and 91.5% rated the overall quality of life as excellent, very good or good.

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An information session for the public will be held on March 6 in the Forum, Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Please drop by between 5 and 8 pm and join the Engineering Department in reviewing the new Sunray stairs beach access. The design is coming to completion and we would like to formally present it to the public.

2011 Census On February 8, StatsCan released the 2011 population of City of Parksville; we are now at 11,977. Between 2006 and 2011, the City grew by 1,044 or 9%. The City’s population was 10,933 in 2006 and 10,323 in 2001.

PCTC is Scent Free Zone Visitors to the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre are reminded the entire building is scent free. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies and other medical conditions.

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In recognition of UN World Water Day 2012, a free workshop will be offered at 2.30 pm on March 24 on the lawn at 100 Jensen Avenue East. Organic gardening guru, Connie Kuramoto, will explain how to build a veggie patch that uses water wisely, advising which plants and mulches to choose for low-watering. Workshop is free; please register by calling 1 888 828-2069 or email recparks@rdn. bc.ca. More info at www.teamwatersmart.ca.

City Dates February 16 February 20 March 1 March 4 March 5 March 6 March 8 March 15 March 19

Coffee with Council Council and Committee of the Whole Coffee with Council OCP Info Table at Oceanside Place Council and Committee of the Whole Sunray Beach Access – Info Session Coffee with Council Coffee with Council Council and Committee of the Whole

The public is encouraged to attend Council and Committee of the Whole meetings held on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6 pm. The public is welcome to observe the meetings of any advisory committee. Please refer to the City’s website for agendas and to confirm times and dates.

How to Reach Council MAYOR Chris Burger .......................................................... 250 954-4661 COUNCILLORS Al Greir.............................................................250 248-1285 Marc Lefebvre .................................................250 248-2292 Peter Morrison .................................................250 240-4050 Bill Neufeld ......................................................250 954-2063 Sue Powell.......................................................250 951-1082 Carrie Powell-Davidson ...................................250 954-3758 citycouncil@parksville.ca City Hall, 100 Jensen Avenue East P O Box 1390, Parksville V9P 2H3 Facebook: http://facebook.com/cityparksville Twitter: http://twitter.com/city_parksville It’s Your City is published in the PQB News on the second Tuesday of the month with a copy on the City’s website. We are committed to improving communications with our residents and you can help by providing your comments and suggestions to 250 954-3073 or communications@parksville.ca.

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onstruction is underway on the controversial health centre in Parksville and while the work means the facility is pretty much a foregone conclusion, so too will be the ongoing demands of many in the mid-Island for just a little more. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, people should be asking for more, based on local needs assessments done as far back as 2001, which pointed out the residents of District 69 wanted health services akin to a small hospital, or something like it. What the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) has pushed through, is not unlike the existing after-hours doctor’s office in Parksville. It’s a good service, but limited. And in the end, it still funnels people to either the emergency room or other facilities at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Parksville’s new clinic — which will serve all of District 69 — is threatening to be more of the status quo, albeit with potentially more doctors and other practitioners. That’s great news for people who do not have a family physician — a common lament here. A common facility — including many health services already in operation in the area — can also help make trips to the doctor shorter and more convenient. And yes, some patients will be diverted away from hospitals and treated here. It’s a good place to start. But don’t kid yourself into thinking that once the health centre is built, that’s the end of it. There are plenty of people here to want additional services — long-term care beds, overnight stays — and have stated it’s nothing more than local residents deserve. They’ve been waiting for decades for a new health facility on their terms and they’re not going to let VIHA simply walk away once the Parksville centre is complete. This is only the beginning, and either through continued lobbying or via a grassroots effort, District 69 will, someday, enjoy the health services of other communities of the same size.

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Letters DOPAMINE DILEMMA In response to the quote that “alcohol works wonders” for raising dopamine levels (THE NEWS, Feb. 10) in the article entitled, “You’re in love: what’s your body doing,” I would like to clarify that this statement was not spoken in a humorous tone. Although alcohol does double the levels of dopamine, it is often excessively and dependently used like other addictive or coping behaviours, such as nicotine, shopping, work, eating, falling in love, or risk-taking activities, to temporarily raise dopamine levels. Our task however, as mature adults, is to raise dopamine levels by using our own internal self-soothing sources accomplished through meaningful and soul-fulfilling activities. DIANE HANCOX Parksville

WHY THE SECRECY? Last week, THE NEWS reported on the appearance of the opposition agriculture critic, Lana Popham, at a policy forum organized by NDP candidate Barry Avis in a Qualicum Beach community hall. Each of them spoke about the importance of supporting agriculture in the ParksvilleQualicum Beach area. More importantly, the public was invited and Popham and Avis listened to comments and answered questions from farmers, consumers and taxpayers of all political stripes.

This week, THE NEWS reported on the anticipated visit to a Parksville resort by former and current ministers of agriculture, Cantelon and McRae, along with four other cabinet ministers. We don’t know who they will be listening to because their meet and greet was by invitation only. This follows a cancelled public forum and a secret sod-turning for the new $15 million Parksville doctor’s clinic. It would certainly be nice if the Liberals would come out of hiding and answer questions in public. PAUL KYBA Qualicum Beach

A SAD REALIZATION Reading the recent letter of Art Skipsey (THE NEWS, Jan. 29), “This confirms the observation I made when I was on the NRGH board that the chief reason the Nanaimo members opposed a hospital in our area was that they saw the hospital as a green industry for Nanaimo,” at first, I was confused. I related this to an environmental issue, then I was ultimately shocked to realize this referred to the almighty greenback ... the money generated by the hospital industry in Nanaimo. It seems to me that something is radically wrong with the moral fiber of a society where money trumps the health of its citizens. We in Oceanside live at risk so that all of the profits of the healthcare industry can be collected in Nanaimo? Thank you for pointing that out Mr. Skip-

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sey, but it was a sad realization. In fact, the whole health care situation, under the current provincial government, is rapidly deteriorating to a two-tier system. NORMA HESBY Qualicum Beach

NOT HELPING MUCH James Lunney goes on about all the wonderful things that the Harper government has done for seniors, and then attempts to defend his record in the Nanaimo-Alberni riding. What he claims to have done for his riding contains a meagre list of four things. Not very impressive for his nearly 11 years representing this riding. He claims he is pleased to address apprehensions about the OAS program. What Mr. Lunney failed to address was the single most important issue concerning pension, and pension reform, MP’s pensions. A recent report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the C.D. Howe Institute has estimated it would cost $277 million to pension off the present House of Commons in 2015! Too bad the politicians have not figured out the fact that this is not sustainable. What they need to do is create an optional dollar-for-dollar matching defined-contribution pension plan much like the new pooled pension plan they want all of us, but not them, to adopt. WAYNE SEARLE Qualicum Beach

VIEWS IN THE NEWS We asked: Do you think the B.C. economy is getting stronger?

SCOTT FRASER, MLA Alberni-Pacific Rim

RON CANTELON, MLA Parksville-Qualicum

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TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor, Town of Qualicum Beach

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Slowly, yes. BRIAN BONY Qualicum Bay

Not at all. Businesses I talk to seem to be struggling more than usual. At least on the Island, that’s my perspective. There’s always hope. CORRINE ROBY Qualicum Bay

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PARKSVILLE: RDN:

CHRIS BURGER Mayor, City of Parksville

It is for us. Our busiI think so. We’re ness is up, our advertis- starting to get more ing is up. For the art European customers world, that’s a sign of all the time. Our busia good economy. ness is going up 20 per cent a year for the last JEFF SHIELDS five years. Qualicum Bay TOM CHUDLEIGH Bowser

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Town staff urges pedestrian patience NEIL HORNER

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Town of Qualicum Beach staff are taking a go-slow approach to the issue of increasing the crossing times at the Memorial and Fern Road intersection. In a report to council this week, staff urged the town to

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ot many, if any, of Oceanside’s and another 30 years as the District 69 School school buildings have aged graceBoard Office, the building was abandoned for fully into their 100th year … ex- By Nancy Whelan larger, more pleasant quarters. cept for the proud and classically The Town of Qualicum Beach eventually designed Qualicum Beach school bought the building and its grounds for what to— now known as The Old School House (TOSH) day would be considered a pittance; the buildArts Centre on Fern Road. ing faced demolition in order to make way for a Granted, it has been undergoing some maparking lot. jor, painful facelifts these last months and all The formation of the Qualicum Beach and the bandages have yet to be removed, but it has District Cultural Society led to pleas to save the never lost its innate verve and aplomb and conbuilding to serve as an arts centre, the chamber tinues to welcome visitors throughout its conof commerce heard eloquent speeches of supvalescence. port, and the Town gave them 90 days to deliver Like any rather vain grande dame, TOSH is hoping to look a workable proposal and proof of funds for renovations and her best before the party starts, and what a party it will be! maintenance. This year, 2012, TOSH will start its centennial celebrations That’s when, in 1987, the south-east wall now draped in as a building, and its 25th anniversary as The Old School the blue tarpaulin, then sported a huge white banner begHouse. ging “SAVE ME!” The 25th celebration runs from Wednesday, February 22 And save it they did, with generous private donations, a through Sunday, February 26, with the public opening an- grant from the BC Lottery Foundation, and the rich proceeds niversary Reception at 7 p.m. on the Wednesday night. from that very first and desperate but gracious art auction An especially exciting exhibition (Feb. 20 – Mar. 16) will which topped up the necessary cache of dollars. With high feature the work of both photographers and painters. Sev- profile B.C. artists and their donated works, that first auction eral photographers have submitted their photos to inspire was held on the grounds of the Milner Estate, now a cultural the paintings based on them. centre in its own right. Another feature of those nights, (but sorry, it’s already sold Dozens of local volunteers, along with 26 strong boys from out) is A Night at the Silent Movies, accompanied by classical the Brannen Lake Correctional Institute, under the careful pianist Bruce Vogt. (And pssst … another night of the same eye of retired contractor Tom McIvor, put their talents and is planned for April 15 with tickets already their backs into the renovations and by FebTOSH remains a school on sale.) And about that I’m very happy, beruary 1988, The Old School House Arts Cenat heart, and dear to the cause my father once played the piano for tre became a reality. heart of its community. the silent movies — when I was too young On the sunny, spring-warm afternoon to see how it was done. of February 27, 1988, a cheering crowd surNANCY WHELAN To wind up the Arts Centre celebrations, rounded a platform of dignitaries doing the on Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 p.m., TOSH’s honours and TOSH was on display. much-loved Music on Sunday series, started And though it’s usually spoken of as a several years ago to give people the chance to enjoy a dou- ‘gallery’, the solid old building is still a school. ble helping of art through eyes and ears, will feature Musica My fat old dictionary defines that as, “an institution in Intima. This is a Vancouver-based, eight voice vocal cham- which instruction is given … whether to children or adults.” ber choir, “ [with] … an astounding variety of affect and apWith its ongoing classes in various mediums, its studios proach … demonstrates outstanding pitch, blend, and dic- where one can watch and talk to artists at work, and its evtion …” says Howard Goldstein in BBC Music Magazine. er-changing exhibits of works completed, TOSH remains a Back in the mid 1980s, this now-lively building seemed on school at heart, and dear to the heart of its community. the verge of tottering rather disreputably into oblivion; peelCome celebrate with TOSH — a century is nothing to ing paint, broken windows, shifty foundations — just gener- sneeze at! ally out of shape and couldn’t care less. — Nancy Whelan is a regular News columnist. After 40 years as a school, both elementary and secondary,

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Finding space for up-and-coming musicians Local duo cultivate The Soundgarden, transforming space at the Coombs Fairground into a place to play music BRENDA GOUGH

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new venue in District 69 where musicians can hang out and connect with other music lovers. Founded by Shelley Beeston and Sharon Tomczyk The Soundgarden was inspired by conversations with numerous local musicians who expressed a need for a common place to learn about, listen, or share music. Tomczyk said the building, located on the Coombs Fairground property, has been transformed into a space for growing and nurturing musicians. The Soundgarden was originally a church annex building, and was recently renovated to provide musicians an intimate place to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to create a place that was affordable, comfortable and accessible,â&#x20AC;? said Tomczyk, who added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;many musicians in the community have a lot to offer but canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford a big space.â&#x20AC;? The Soundgarden is a cozy 55 square metres and has a stage, sound equipment and lighting. Tomczyk said they can always

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Sharon Tomczyk (left) and Shelley Beeston on The Soundgarden stage. The new music venue is now open in Coombs.

use more music gear and if anyone wants to offer instruments or equipment they would appreciate any donation, particularly a drum kit and mixer board

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both on their wish list. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if they just want to lend it. People have instruments they are not using. If they just want to loan them we have a secure

space to store the instruments.â&#x20AC;? The two visionaries see their building as a learning space. They will have small acoustic jams, music seminars, drum

and guitar clinics and songwriting seminars. Beeston said their goal is to bring musicians together and inspire those who want to get involved in the music scene. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a space for amateurs and people learning music who can then bring it to the stage. We will offer a safe place for people to come and explore their ideas and learn from each other. It is also a place for pros who want to jam in a small venue,â&#x20AC;? she stated. She said they also have access to the other buildings on the fairgrounds including the Arrowsmith Hall which can be used for big shows. Both agreed it would be great to have an outdoor music festival on the grounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are at baby stages feeling out what the community wants and needs. The space is available for private parties.â&#x20AC;? Beeston will be conducting singing workshops in the space and sharing her love of music. She said she loves to sing and has spent her life honing her skills as a singer/songwriter and performer. See WEEKLY, page A25

Dance to live music with Dave Klinger at the MAC BRENDA GOUGH

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If you love to dance but have two left feet thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new opportunity in Oceanside to learn how to ballroom dance. The McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) is offering a new program starting Wed., Feb. 15 that is reminiscent of a by-gone era â&#x20AC;Ś dancing to live music.

With Dave Klinger on piano and dance king Bill Cave on trumpet, there will be an afternoon of dancing and refreshments for four consecutive weeks at the MAC. Al Stacey will provide tips on how to look good on the dance ďŹ&#x201A;oor so beginners are welcome. Klinger said it was Stacey who initiated the idea and when he brought it to the executive at the MAC, they were all

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While others may claim certain qualified records — largest concrete gnome — only the Nanoose gnome will hold the official title. While Guinness could not be reached for comment, and the record hasn’t made it online yet, Ilott received a confirmation e-mail and is just waiting for a certificate. Unfortunately many of those who helped bring the friendly giant into the world have since passed on, namely Ron and son Bruce Hale who owned the then fun-park on the ESSO property. They had to fight to keep their big buddy around, some in the regional district at the time didn’t appreciate his surprise appearance beside the highway. They eventually agreed to a compromise, allowing him to move to his current location further back on the property, where he stands to this day on wheels because they didn’t want him to get too comfortable and wouldn’t allow a permanent structure. Despite his lack of roots in the area, he’s now been standing watch over the entrance to Oceanside for long enough that he’s been grandfathered into the property, secured a spot to stand even if the property was sold, though he still doesn’t have any other formal protected status.

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796ml

540ml

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3$ for

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Clover Leaf

1.42lt

Wild Red Pacific, 213gr

3$ for

5

for

Flaked or Chunk Light Tuna

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2

4$ for

2$ for

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5

3$ for

4

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5

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Parmesan Cheese

Quaker

Instant Oatmeal

for

645-800gr

2$ for

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SunRype 1.36lt

2$

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February is Apple 100% Pure Month! 5x200ml

for

SunRype

Juice

100% Pure Apple Juice

for

Kraft

4

Unico

Shredded Cheese

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

380gr

2 $5

4$

Plus Applicable Fees

for

Nutella

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

3 $5

Plus Applicable Fees

for

Plus Applicable Fees

for

Bee Maid

Kraft

Honey

Peanut Butter

500gr

750gr-1kg

375gr

Liquid Laundry Detergent

Ultra Liquid Bleach Regular, 2.8lt

3

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Double Roll Bathroom Tissue

White Paper Towels 6’s

4

for

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Fresh Scent 30 Loads, 1.35lt

99

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1lt

Selected 250-500gr

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10

Selected, 288-430gr

Specialty Pasta

4

250gr

4 $5

Clorox

Ajax 2x Ultra

2kg

99

for

WIN a Heart Monitor!

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99

540ml

Borax Nature’s Freshener

1.89lt

3lt

Kraft

Selected, 796ml

5$

Harvest Crunch Cereal

1.75lt

Selected, 368-481gr

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Unico

Tomatoes

20 Mule Team

Liquid Laundry Detergent

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Simply Juice

Cereal

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Stove Top Stuffing

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese

99

Minute Maid

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for

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Vegetable Oil

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Signature Bread

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Skipjack In Water, 170gr

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Real Mayonnaise

2$

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Soft Margarine

25¢ Goes to the QF Health Fund!

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Becel

270-300gr

99

Alpha-Bits, Sugar Crisp or Honeycomb Cereal

Chunky Soup

Celebration Cookies

9

907gr

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Hungry-Man Dinner

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25¢

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Fantastik

Febreze

Clorox

650ml-1lt

275gr

35’s

All Purpose Cleaner

Air Effects

Wipes

Plus Power Scrubbers, 887ml

BIG SIZE!

2 $4 for

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May Family Farms

Cooked, Smoked or Hot & Spicy

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10 Pack Crispy

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Salami

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100

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49

Omega 3, 427gr

3000

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2000 3000

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100gr

Per 100gr ............................. Cow’s Milk

Feta

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Plain Havarti

Fresh Snapper Fillets

1

Weather Permitting

3500 Method Hand Wash Refill, 828ml-1lt

3500

Kleenex Facial Tissue

Heinz Cider Vinegar 1lt

3500

Chow Mein .................. 16 Piece

Deep Fried Prawns .......................... Egg Roll

895 149

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99

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Fresh Steelhead

75

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Fresh Imitation Crab Meat

Pocket Pack, 8x10ʼs

50ʼs

Honey Garlic Wings

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Serving Suggestions

198gr

Jiffy Plain Lunch Bags

399 169 199

Family Pack, Per 100gr ..........

Gillette Fusion Shave Gel

3000

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Natural Pastures

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Medium

Brie or Camembert

29

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Natural Pastures

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29

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2000

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Each

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Schneiders

100gr

Schneiders

Heinz Seafood or Worcestershire Sauce

Black Forest or Old Fashioned Ham

Chicken Breast

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Hoagie Buns

100% Whole Wheat Bread

4

2$ for

Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

Garlic Bread

Double Layer

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10

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White Cake Donuts

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Sweet Treats Licorice Allsorts

2 $5

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3 $5

Quality Fresh

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2 $4

Bathroom Tissue

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Sweet Treats Sour Jubes 500gr

99 2

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5000

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Humour hits the audience hard in ECHO play funny in their own way. exposé on the pothole scam. When the first reporter, Arthur checks into the B&B Arthur Lyman, shows up, it’s while his car gets fixed and trouble for Liz and Myrtle By Brenda Gough ends up falling in love with and their small town life is Ann even though he is fined now under investigation. eight times, dragged across The non-stop craziness town by the local watchdog starts after Arthur gets stuck and fired from his job. in the small town because Arthur is the only character of a pothole. After checking with more of an arc and actor into the town’s only hotel he James Matthews fully develmust navigate between Liz oped it. The look of bewilderand Myrtle who run the B&B ment when he encounters the and do double duty as city officials. As customs of the townsfolk is spot-on, and they fleece him out of his money, they also the out of sight gag where he is yanked off plot on how they can hook up the bach- stage and dragged through town by what elor with their single niece, Ann. Arthur, sounds like the world’s nastiest dog was actually on another story assignment executed with brilliance. before he got waylaid, decides to do an The main theme of the plot is to pit the

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Weekly acoustic jams on Thursdays CONTINUED FROM PAGE A15

She has been singing ever since she can remember and professionally since she was 12 years old. With many years of formal musical training, Beeston also spent years learning the subtleties of how to be a powerful, expressive and dynamic singer. For the last 15 years she was the lead singer for the rock band Baby Jane. She performed regularly, learning how to strengthen and refine her voice. After over 30 years of live

performances and over 12 years of teaching, she knows music is her passion and she wants to keep on passing it on. Tomczyk performs with the group Counting Time and she will be conducting regularlyscheduled song-writing circles. She said they are for people who have original music and songs that they would like to perform and get feedback. “The song-writing circles give you the opportunity to share your works with other supportive musicians, and

learn some song-writing tips and hints from people in the business.” There will be weekly acoustic jam nights on Thursday evenings from 7 to 11 p.m. The musicians admit it will take facilitating and time to work out all the plans for the space and they are open to ideas. All activities scheduled for the venue are listed on the website at www.thesoundgarden.org. You can also find updates on their Facebook page.

big city guy against the country yokels and what follows is funny. One-liners abound in the performance and have the audience giggling, chuckling and guffawing non-stop throughout the entire show. Wendy Punter directed the show with mastery and was successful in passing on her knowledge of comic timing to her actors. The humour hits the audience from the get go, and the non sequiturs are so plentiful the play at times becomes absurdist theatre. From the moment the curtain opens the action flows, the blocking works, the visual sight gags are hysterical, and Punter coaxes strong performances out of her cast. See NON-STOP, page A39

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f you are looking for a friendly, warm and funny show, then don’t miss ECHO Players newest play, You Can’t Get There from Here, which opened to an enthusiastic audience Feb. 9 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. Produced by Mike and Judi Andrews, You Can’t Get There From Here is a comical play about a small southern town and the three women who run it, along with The Mavis Garner Bed and Breakfast, where everyone who hits the town pothole must stay while their car is repaired. The women who run the B&B are upfront about their love for the country life, but the town has some secrets, too. There are seven main characters in the play, written by Pat Cook, and all the actors make each of them interesting and

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“It will be fun. We want to make it casual.” He said Stacey will be on hand to offer ballroom dancing tips and he and Cave will provide the musical inspiration. Klinger said there has been a lot of interest already in the afternoon

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just humans who want a bit of love and appreciation on Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, so Bosleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Food Plus in Parksville is hosting an event for dogs and cats today. The store is offering free nail cutting and grooming tips from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The owners have invited Jesse from Paws of Parksville and Sarah from Oceanside Grooming to provide some dog and cat pedicures as well as offer tips on making your best friends beautiful. To that end they are also handing out some free pet bling. Brianne Carson, along with her sister Keri and mom Sue, own the store which has been in business for almost nine months. The store, at #104 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 280 Island Highway East in Parksville, even has its own mascot. Yoshi, a Great Dane (Brianneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fur baby). She said her big boy is a sweetheart and because he hangs out at a pet store he will no doubt be spoiled with some canine Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treats. Brianne said Bosleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be participating in an upcoming community event for dog owners in District 69. Dog Dayz of Winter is being organized by Scarlett Luke of Pack Leader Fitness. She has invited vendors and pet service providers to offer a wide range of pet related demonstrations and services all under one roof at the Arrowsmith Hall on the Coombs fairgrounds the weekend of Feb. 25 and 26.

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Luke said there will be all kinds of activities including: a dog and owner look-a-like contest, dog fashion show, paw paintings to take home, demonstrations of Doga (which is yoga you do with your dog) and grab bags full of samples and coupons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want lots of participants for the contest and the fashion show. It should be a lot of fun,â&#x20AC;? she said. On the Saturday she said there will be an RCMP police dog doing a demonstration from noon to 1 p.m.

She said the idea behind the inaugural event is to get people in the community to see what kinds of things are out there for them and their pets and hopefully the event will grow every year. She said of course dogs are welcome but they must have good manners. The dog fair goes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Feb. 25 and from noon until 4 p.m. on Feb. 26. For more information and a schedule of events visit www.dogdayzofwinter.com.

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As global money markets continue to change, smart investors know it is wise to stay informed and educated. Knowledge is power and several people took advantage of the Oceanside Money Show at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Saturday, Feb 11. Those seeking expert money advice had the cream of the crop to consult with at the event. The wealth expo brought together under one roof, many of District 69’s leading financial advisors. Some of the area’s top minds in the industry were on hand and spoke on a wide range of topics.

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but don’t tell that to Robert Willis of Dundee Wealth. His homemade money tree was up for grabs to whoever correctly guessed how much money went into it.

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Gregor Knight of TD Waterhouse had some great advice for Susan Whitney and Larry MacDougall. The couple operated a photography business in Kelowna called Photographic Excellence. They moved to Qualicum Beach three months ago and are anxious to grow their business in the Oceanside area.

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here are a number of insurance policies that you probably should own. Vehicle and home insurance are essential if you own a vehicle or home, travel insurance is usually offered at the time you are booking a trip and even if you rent you should have contents insurance. All of these have various deductibles, coverages and terms you can choose upon the advice of your agent. Although as important, the subject of personal insurance — life, disability and critical illness, is sometimes

and future needs. avoided or delayed Debt may include which can mean a loans, lines of credit, financial hardship credit card debt and to your surviving By Carol Plaisier typically the mortspouse and chilgage as your spouse dren. is usually expected Today we will to keep living in the discuss life insurhome. ance and put it into Many employees perspective. Quite have a life insurance simply, the purpose component to their of life insurance is to work benefits packprovide the means for your beneficiaries to pay age, typically a multiple of their outstanding debt and final ex- salary. Too often, some mistakenly penses and be able to maintain their existing standard of living make the assumption that the

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For the businesses involved in the Lighthouse Country Business Association’s first half-day trade show Sunday, it was a chance to make some connections in their community. That’s all organizers of the event could have hoped for. Betsy Poel, business association president, says that was the goal — to introduce area residents to the people who run businesses in Lighthouse Country — Qualicum Bay to Deep Bay. With around 140 businesses, large and small, Poel said she often hears from people how they have to go elsewhere for some services. However, she notes, plenty of those services are available closer to home. “The idea is to encourage people to shop locally,” she said in the midst of a busy Lighthouse Community Hall on Sunday. “People need to know that

There are approximately 140 business — large and small — in the Lighthouse Country area.

these (business owners) are their neighbours.” The trade show was planned to run alongside the regular monthly pancake breakfast and flea market. Organizer Arlene Veenhof, who runs her own small business as well, said they had initially hoped there would be 10 local business taking part. Instead, they got 32. “A lot of them are homebased businesses,” said Veenhof. “And all they need is to get the message out that they are

here, and how people can fund them.” For example, Veenhof said there are three hairdressers in the area — but many people might not know that, and travel out-of-area for that service. That’s one of the misconceptions the trade show was hoping to change. A full house almost from the start to the end of the event, the business association is happy with the turnout and plan on holding similar events next year.

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Insurance can also be used for retirement planning by providing a method of funding a tax-exempt accumulation of non-registered cash, or estate planning, by funding a tax liability, or triggering a tax receipt through charitable life insurance. Have the insurance conversation with your spouse or with your parents. You will both be happy knowing that one more aspect of their financial house is in order while having the peace of mind that comes with

knowing that your loved ones are looked after. For further information, Carol Plaisier, CFP®, Investment Advisor with DWM Securities Inc. and Insurance Advisor with Dundee Insurance Agency Ltd., can be reached at the DundeeWealth office in Parksville (250) 248-2399, or by email: cplaisier@dundeewealth.com. Web: www.carolplaisier.com. This article was prepared by

Carol Plaisier, CFP®, FMA, AMP (Accredited Mortgage Professional) who is an Investment Advisor with DWM Securities Inc. This is not an official publication of DWM Securities Inc. and the views (including any recommendations) expressed in this article are those of the author alone, and they have not been approved by, and are not necessarily those of DWM Securities Inc. *Insurance products provided by Dundee Insurance Agency Ltd. DWM Securities Inc., MemberCanadian Investor Protection Fund, is a DundeeWealth Inc. Company.


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any years ago I began to date a young woman who had a breathing problem. As we fell in love we both remarked at how her breathing cleared. But then as the months passed her breathing returned to the way it had been before. It turns out that physical complaints often disappear in the few weeks after someone falls in love. It may be temporary, but not alBy Dr. Neill Neill ways. This column is about harnessing the healing power of the heart. Being in love involves the heart much more than at the metaphorical level. Authors of self-help books often advise, “Follow your heart.” Very few of them actually explain how to do it or why it’s important, but clearly two people who have just fallen in love are following their hearts. We have learned a lot in the last 30 years about the role the heart plays in emotional, spiritual and physical health. The heart does much more than pump blood. With negative emotion and stress the heart still does the job of pumping blood, but instruments show patterns of incoherence in electrical output. Positive emotions such as appreciation, love and caring help your heart beat calmly in a more coherent pattern. When heart rhythm is coherent, other bodily systems, including the brain, tend to fall into coherence. So how do you follow your heart? To start with, when you are feeling stressed and overloaded, take a moment to get out of your head and drop into your heart by deliberately feeling one of the heart emotions of appreciation, love or caring. It helps if you can “breathe into your heart” as you feel the appreciation. Then hold that feeling for 15 or 20 seconds. The first few times you try to feel appreciation or love you may need to go to a memory of a past situation where you felt intense appreciation. With a little practice you will be able to feel it at will. This little exercise of getting into your heart via a heart emotion has the effect on the heart of making its rhythm more coherent. Then when your brain falls into coherence with your heart, you experience greater clarity of thought and increased sense of well being. You have more energy and are more at peace. However, the benefits don’t stop there. Besides the fact that your brain is functioning more efficiently, your immune system functions better and you have better hormonal balance. Your digestive system works better and you have fewer aches and pains. In general your health is better. So the old exhortation to follow your heart had meaning far more profound than most ever realized. To truly be in sync with your heart is to be in sync at all levels of your being, body, you mind and spirit. Acting from the heart is about being whole and being open to communication at all levels, not just at the head level. And the key to harmony with the heart is appreciation.

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Not all fashions require a 20-inch waist, stiletto heels or the latest haute couture. Sometimes they involve hoop skirts, bonnets and even corsets. Regardless, the results can look absolutely fabulous. That’s a reality that will be put forth front and centre when the Qualicum Beach Museum presents a very special vintage fashion show on March 8 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. The event, entitled Then and Now, said museum manager Netanja Waddell, is part of the 2012 celebrations planned for

the community, marking the 70th anniversary of the town’s incorporation. “It’s going to be held on International Women’s Day,” Waddell said. “We thought it would be fitting.” The event, she said, will feature fashions from the 1800s as well as top of the line modern fashions provided by six Qualicum Beach merchants. All funds raised go towards the Qualicum Beach hermit wooden statue project. Tickets can be picked up at Fresh N’ Fabulous at 210 2nd Avenue.

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Dorothy Irene Stoodley August 12, 1916 – Feb. 6, 2012

It is with great sadness that we say good-bye to Dorothy Irene Stoodley, who passed away at the age of 95, at Eagle Park Nursing Home in Qualicum Beach, BC. She passed away peacefully with her family around her. She will be deeply missed by her children; Gertrude (Daniel) Lewis, Marlene (Vernon) Simpson, Richard (Linda) Stoodley, Ernest (Sarah) Stoodley, Bob Stoodley and Georgina (Gilbert) Stoodley, plus numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, John Morris Stoodley in 1987 and was the last in a family of 8 siblings to pass.

A Memorial Service was held on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Yates Chapel, Parksville, BC. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

Dorothy Grace Morrow (nee Jackson)

Dorothy died on February 3, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones at Nanaimo General Hospital. She leaves to mourn her devoted husband of 51 years, George Francis (Frank) Morrow of Qualicum Beach. Cherished mother of Courtland, Johanna (Stan Cunningham) and Gordon Morrow. Beloved grandmother of Sarah and Connor Cunningham and Emyrs Saumier-Morrow. Dorothy was born in Yorkshire England in 1928 and “saw the light” in 1958 immigrating to Canada where she met her future husband in Toronto. Dorothy lived in Toronto, Montreal and Seattle, finally settling in Qualicum Beach fulfilling a dream to live near the ocean. She will be missed by family, friends and all those who got to know her in her final years at The Gardens. Dorothy had shown everyone what it really means to keep bouncing back even when the world got you down with her courage and spunk during her last few years. There will be no service as per request.

Memorial donations in Dorothy’s name can be made to the S.P.C.A. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

KENNETH MARTIN KNUTSON (KEN)

Ken passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Everett Washington on February 2, 2012. Ken was born in Edam, Saskatchewan on October 12, 1943 to William & Bertha (Letourneau) Knutson. He was the eldest of 4 children growing up in New Westminster, British Columbia. This is where he met and married his wife Anne. They moved to Port Alberni, BC in 1965 where they raised their 3 sons. Ken was hard working, energetic and had a passion for business. He became a partner in Mars Contracting. After 16 years of logging Ken & Anne purchased Costa Lotta Campground & Mobile Home Park in Qualicum Beach, and eventually started Qualicum Rivers Fishing Resort at Winter Harbour. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Anne. Sons Bill (Gina), Rob (Kandace) and Steve (Kari) along with his 8 Grandchildren whom he adored: Willy, Whitney, Wyatt, Mikaela, Adason, Kaylie, Connor & Justin. He will also be remembered and missed by his 2 sisters, brother, nieces, nephews and many friends. A Celebration Of Life will be held in Parksville, BC at the Parksville Community Centre located at 132 E. Jensen Ave. Saturday February 25, 2012 at 1:00pm. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Prostrate Cancer Foundation BC, at #4-17918 55th Ave Surrey BC V3S 6C8 or to a charity of your choice.

DAVID FLITTON BEAUMONT July 21, 1932 - January 19, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. A man with a huge heart. David passed peacefully at NRGH surrounded by his family. David is survived by his wife Helen Beaumont (Hill) and his puppy Ellie, his daughter Debbie Beaumont Gadsden, her husband Ron, his son David (Bob) Beaumont and his wife Susan. Also by his grandchildren Kimberly (Mike), Sarah, Miles, Kristen (Jason), Brianna (Blaine), Emily, Joshua Katie and his great-grandchildren Cadence and Silas. He was pre-deceased by his parents Robert and Winifred Beaumont. David was a member of the Fish and Game Association and an avid collector of all western “toys”. Whether you knew him as David, Dave, Dad, Gramps, Grampa B or Grumbles, He will be remembered and loved forever in that unique way he had in our hearts. No formal service by request. A celebration of life picnic will take place at a future date at his favourite fishing spot. “Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway” — John Wayne DEATHS

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Joyce Clara [Jones] Jackson née Montgomery July 1, 1928 to February 5, 2012 Joyce was born and raised in Montreal. She was married to Evan Jones for 27 years until his death in 1977. Upon her remarriage to Ken Jackson in 1983, she lived in Belleville before moving to BC in 1989 living first in Harrison Hot Springs then Nanoose Bay. Joyce leaves to celebrate her life and remember her gentle spirit, kindness, quiet strength, sense of humour, love of family and friends, sound wisdom, beautiful blue eyes and wonderful smile are her loving daughters Stephanie Jones [Parksville], Heather Rennick [Ottawa]; stepchildren Janet (Gary) Reschke [Union Bay], Judy (Paul) Carson [Edmonton], Jeff (Dana) Jackson [Enderby]; sister Grace Stevenson [Oshawa] and niece Marilyn Montgomery [Calgary]. Joyce’s love of life will be forever present in this world because of the special love she shared with grandchildren Courteney, Marie, Andrew, Joanna, Rayna, Deanna and Danny. Joyce has happily accepted the role of Guardian Angel to great-grandchildren Jullian, Kage, Quinn, Calla and Avery. She was predeceased by her brother Allen Montgomery, son-in-law Carson Rennick, niece and nephew Fern and Kevin Stevenson. Thanks to the staff at Stanford Place for helping her enjoy quality of life for the time she lived there and extra special thanks to the staff of the Fairview Unit for the kindness, comfort and superior care provided throughout her final days. To honour her life, please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, SPCA, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Major Joanne Ruth GUENTHER Salvation Army, Retired

November 24, 1952 – February 10, 2012 Joanne passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2012 in her 60 year. Beloved wife of Major Rolf Guenther, Salvation Army. Loving mother of daughters, Rachael Olsen (Eric) of Germany and Lydia Guenther of Nanaimo, and son Daniel Guenther of Nanaimo. Dear grandmother of Abbi and Maraike. Survived by her sister, Grace and brothers, Douglas (Shirley) and Ross (Helena) all of Ontario. Joanne’s life was about helping people. Joanne enjoyed her family and friends and her garden. She was truly a dedicated woman of God. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The card Joanne carried with her read; Always keep this with you, and when you’re feeling blue, pull it out and look at it, and know what others see in you…. Joanne: humorous, positive, story-teller, easy going, cheerful, friendly, loving. Visitation will be at the Salvation Army Church, 4841 Redford St., Port Alberni on Wed., February 15, 2012 from 1:00 –2:00 pm with Funeral Services following at 2:00 pm. Cremation to follow.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army Parksville, 886 Wembley Rd, Parksville, BC V9P 2E6 or Salvation Army Port Alberni, 4841 Redford St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3P3. Condolences may be forwarded to Qualicum Beach Funeral Centre, P.O. Box 367, 118 Fern Road East, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7, 250-594-0305, or condolences@qbfuneralcentre.com

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MEERS, Albert Robert Albert Robert Meers of Winnipeg, Manitoba and lately of Nanoose Bay, B.C. passed away on the morning of February 5, 2012 at the age of 94. He was the loving husband of the late Agnes Meers (nee McCammon), and father of the late Kerry Lynn Meers. He lived, worked and raised his family in Edmonton, Alberta before moving to the coast with his wife to pursue his love of gardening. He leaves behind his two granddaughters, Meredith Lewis (Calgary) and Morgan Khan (Vancouver), his great granddaughter Castanea Khan (Vancouver), as well as nieces and nephews. His memory will live forever in his undying kindness, patience and gentle heart. “To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die.”

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

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Pearl “Trilby” Burroughs 1911- 2012 Our remarkable Trilby reached the end of her journey on Jan 30th in her 101st year. Born Pearl Trilby Sundin on Jericho Beach in Vancouver’s early days, Trilby’s long life was blessed with excellent health, many good times with family & friends and two exceptional husbands. Loved ones previously gone include both her “darling” men Clyde Nicol and Bill Burroughs, and beloved son Bob Nicol (Carol). Among those celebrating Trilby’s vibrant spirit are her son & daughter-in law: David & Diane Nicol, stepson Bill Burroughs Jr. (Betty), grandchildren Sue & Jane, Cameron & Cara and their families, and all her great grandchildren. At her core, Trilby was a free spirit and would not want her friends & loved ones feeling sad, so we have decided not to have a service. If you must buy flowers, please choose a nice bright bouquet for yourself and think of Trilby as you enjoy it – she would like that. And to you Trilby, we raise our glasses: “Here’s to Life Ain’t it Grand…” A very Grand Life indeed.

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COOMBS Farmers Institute Notice of 99th A.G.M. Tues February 28rd, 2012 @ 7:30pm

Fair Office on the fairgrounds, Coombs Guest Speaker: Andrea Lawseth RDN AG Area Plan

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Open to all residents and landowners in Errington Come and show your support! REAL ESTATE CAREER INFORMATION SEMINAR Ever thought about being a REALTOR?

Contact Mark Clark (250)756-9700 or cmark@shaw.ca Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 7-8:30p.m. Seating is limited.

INFORMATION IF YOU want to drink, that is your business. If you want to STOP, we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 1-800-883-3968


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NOTICE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Of the Lighthouse Community Centre Society on Wednesday February 22, 2012 @ 7:00 PM at the Lighthouse Community Centre: 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. The purpose of the meeting is to elect new directors to fill vacant and retiring directorships. Directors terms are for two years. The directors will report to the membership on the operation of the hall for the last fiscal period. In order to vote or stand for election your membership in the society must be in good standing. The membership fee remains at $5.00 for 2012. Memberships can be paid for at the door on meeting night.

ATTENTION: Michael Kenner Hjorleifson, in regards to 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr p/u, VIN: 3GNEK13T92G152540. Tow and storage charges have amounted to $9782.31 and vehicle will be sold or disposed of on March, 01, 2012 at 1130 Dobler Rd. Parksville, BC. Contact 250-248-1132

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: WOODEN ear ring, near City Hall (Parksville). Call 250-248-4329.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Donald Edward James, also known as Donald James, also known as Don James, Deceased, formerly of 1911 Bonito Crescent, Nanoose Bay, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Donald Edward James, also known as Donald James also known as Don James, Deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Bonnie Evelyn Louise Rowley, the Executrix of the Estate, c/o Rodway & Perry, at #1 - 699 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S4 on or before March 23, 2012 after which date the Executrix will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. Bonnie Evelyn Louise Rowley,

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An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

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The The Parksville/Qualicum Parksville/Qualicum Beach Beach News News is looking for a responsible person to deliver in your area! call The The News News circulation at 248-4341, ext. 260. CURRENT CURRENT ROUTES ROUTES AVAILABLE: AVAILABLE:

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This position is open to students and recent graduates (within the last year or two) who are ambitious and who have a strong work ethic and a passion for journalism. Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous reporting experience is an asset.

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BUSINESS SERVICES DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

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Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Renovation Specialist, 30 yrs of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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BUYDENS COMPUTERS From Nanoose to Deep Bay. Call Kevin 250-240-7372

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“MAID IN SERVICE Cleaning” Home/Office Cleaning, min 3 hrs please. Ref’s available. Call Margit at 250-240-9240.

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JOURNEYMAN HEAVY duty mechanic – required at HMI Industries, a growing metal recycling company based in Red Deer. Please fax resumes to 403.346.3953, or email: resumes@hazco.com

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Call 250-752-3161 or 250-240-0102 Luke Downs WES-COAST YARDBIRDS. Snow removal, pruning, cleanup & what-have-you. 752-9444

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HANDYPERSONS OCEANSIDE HOUSE & Home: For all your home maintenance & repairs. Refs available. 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 WAYNE’’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Small engine repair, Bondable, Call 250-752-1639.


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“LET GEORGE do it” Carpentry & painting - No HST! Call 250-951-0844

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.

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. Available now and March 1st. Call 250-248-8592.

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Retail / Professional Space for Lease

PARKSVILLE, recently renovated 1 bdrm, single occ. NS, sm. pet neg. $650 mth + 1/3 util. Avail Mar 1. 250-954-0302

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QUALICUM: 2 Level, 2 Bdrm town home 1.5 bath, 5 appliances, back yard. N/P, N/S. Feb. 15. $825/mo. Children Welcome! (250)752-6585 or (250)240-0070.

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.

PAINTING 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. A1 QUALITY PAINTING Experienced-Insured-References

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RUBBISH REMOVAL PHONE ANY day. We will Haul Away. Call anytime at 250-468-5733.

PETS PET CARE SERVICES 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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

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BC MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Parksville wins a return of the provincials As Jim Cotter’s rink from Kelowna wins their second BC Mens curling championship, local club earns plenty of kudos JAMES CLARKE

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Team Cotter punched their return ticket to the Brier down at Parksville Curling Club on Sunday, by way of an exciting 6-5 win over Team Pierce, and local organizers did such a bang-up job hosting the event that Curl BC has agreed to let Parksville host it again next year. An event-high 16-teams took to the ice at the Parksville Curling Club last week (Feb. 8-12) for the 2012 BC Men’s Curling Championship, all vying for the single berth into Canada’s national men’s final to be played out in Saskatoon. Sunday’s final pitted Royal City skip Brent Pierce against defending BC Men’s champion Jim Cotter out of Kelowna This one was a chess match from start to finish, punctuated by some outstanding shot-making, and in the end, Team Pierce saw their season come and end in a nail-biter that came down to the final shot. Pierce, who had the hammer as the A Event winner, counted one in the first end to go up 1-0, and Cotter countered with one of his own in the third. Cotter scored one in the fourth end to go up 2-1, and Pierce tied it 2-2 with one in the fifth. Cotter scored two in the sixth to go up 4-2, and Pierce knotted it at 4-4 in the seventh with two of his own. Pierce counted one in the eighth end to go up 5-4, and Cotter was counting two for a 6-5 lead and the win in the ninth when Pierce and his team called a time out to talk strategy. Pierce had two options: draw the four foot for the tie, or play the angle take-out for the win.

Team Pierce second Kevin Recksiedler, left, and lead Grant Dezura work the brooms.

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The Jim Cotter rink out of Kelowna, captured its second straight BC Men’s Curling championship Sunday night in Parksville.

Pierce opted for the takeout, and missed by inches. It was a gut-wrenching loss for the rink out of New Westminster. Pierce’s lead Grant Duzura fired his broom from the house towards his duffle bag in disgust as their season came to an end. The team took it hard. “Excellent game,” PCC president Jim Hoffman said Monday. “For the pressure they were under it was a fantastic finish. I would have bet money that (Pierce) would go for the draw and the tie to force the extra end, but he went for it and missed. He’ll be back next year, though. Without a doubt.” “It was a tough game,” Kelowna skip Jim Cotter surmised

after. “We knew it was going to come down to the wire. They’re a great team.” “I don’t know,” Jim shrugged easily in between other curlers coming up and congratulating him when asked if he would have played the take-out. “It’s a tough call. It’s a feel shot; one day I may play it, one day I may draw. “At the end of the day you have to make your shots, and one thing about these guys,” he offered as he looked over towards his teammates, “is they’re very resilient. “Great teammates, and a great coach,” he said of two-time world champion Rick Folk, who he said has been “a real calming

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influence.” Folk himself had great things to say about the host club, about the atmosphere and the excellent ice, and agreed the final was a doozy. “It was anybody’s game; there were a lot of good shots, and some mistakes by both teams,” he said. Asked what he would have done in that instance Folk said he would have probably called for the draw, but made the point, “it was all or nothing ... that’s not the wrong call at all. “Fifty per cent of the time he makes that shot, so we were fortunate today.” See PARKSVILLE, page A37

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Junior Kondors claim the District title JAMES CLARKE

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Junior Girls basketball was up and running at Kwalikum Secondary School over the weekend, as eight teams took to the court for the Mid-Island District playdowns, and as expected, the tournament final was another battle between the host Kondors and the Whalers from Ballenas Secondary School. Kwalikum blasted Barsby 38-8 in their opener (Michaela Witte led the charge for KSS with 16 points), then roared back from an 11-4 first quarter deficit to beat the NDSS Islanders 40-32 (Nikki Krishka was top scorer with 14). BSS in the meantime clobbered Cedar 51-29 in their opener (Whaler standout Chelsea Hoey had 18 points and Brittany Britz added 10); then shredded the Wellington Wildcats 54-39 in game two (Hoey led the way with 26) to set the table for the all-local final which many had predicted.

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“It’s good curling — really good,” confirmed Ben paused for a second and summed it up with Neil Watson, an investment advisor with a succinct, “I learned how much ice I need.” Dundee Wealth and one of the founding memPCC manager Allan McAskile was in his elebers of PCC. He was the MC at the local club’s ment and duly pleased with how it all panned official opening back in 2003. out. “Really well organized,” he said of “It’s been great. The crowds have the big ‘spiel adding, “we’ve had rebeen wonderful and the competially good feedback on our support tion’s been great. and we’re looking forward to doing “Our volunteers, all 200 or so of it again.” them, have really done a great job Watching on Sunday with his and I’ve also talked to a number of Grandma and clearly into the curlcurlers and they all love the ice, they ing was Ben Meldrum, who at 12, say it’s some of the best ice they’ve and a regular curler in Qualicum ever curled on.” Beach, was not only one of the After the medals had been handPENNY SHANTZ youngest fans on hand Sunday, but ed out and the hardware handed quite possibly the face of the future of over Bonspiel chair and PCC member the sport. Penny Shantz made it official when she anHe said he has seen “lots of good shots.” nounced the BC Men’s Curling Championship, Asked if he learned anything watching the men, “will be back in Parksville next year.”

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Kwalikum’s Michaela Witte pushes the ball down court while Ballenas’ Magan Bell.

“Oh yeah, just as expected,” one b-ball dad chuckled at halftime. A hard-fought game from start to finish, the Whalers scored the first five points. See KSS, page A38

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GIRLS SOCCER

Rebels continue to improve, as U13 girls soccer season comes to end JAMES CLARKE

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The Rebels may have lost their final regular season soccer game on Saturday, but more important than the score was their continued improvement. “Exactly,” an upbeat Oceanside U13 Girls coach Kevin Spicer said after the match, adding the hometown Rebels, “have had an adventurous season.”

The team is a mix of U12 and U13 and girls that needed to move up an age group to fill out the roster. “This resulted in a big learning curve for all the kids playing for the first time on the regular sized field and against teams that field all U13 players.” “The girls have had the challenge of competing against larger and faster girls, so they have

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been working hard in practice improving their individual ball handling skills and team play,” said Spicer, adding Saturday’s game against Nanaimo, “showed how they have improved in many areas ...” As for their 4-1 loss to the Nanaimo Strikers Saturday, “They tried really hard — they had the pressure the whole time,” said the longtime local

coach, adding, “every player was playing their spot and doing their job. They play for each other (and) they never get down which is great.” Earning extra props from her coach was little speedster Chaetonn Crawford. “She had the most shots — she kept pushing it out wide and taking it hard to the net,” said Spicer.

Nanaimo took a 1-0 lead into the half, and Crawford fed the net early in the second off a corner kick to tie it 1-1. GAME ON Oceanside will host another Nanaimo team this Saturday at Arrowview Elementary School (10 a.m. start), then play their final friendly the following Saturday in Nanaimo.

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Kwalikum fans had plenty to cheer about on Saturday as the home team hung on for a thrilling win over the Whalers from Ballenas.

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The Kondors clawed back and led 9-8 after the first quarter and 17-10 after two. Ballenas battled back, but KSS hung on for a thrilling 39-36 win. Witte led the K-birds with 18 points. Krishka chipped in seven and earned extra props from her efforts on D. “Very intense defence — smothering defence,” chuckled KSS principal and girls assistant coach Jesse Witte. Hoey led the Whalers with a game-high 21. The Kondors went into the tournament seeded No. 1 after finishing first in the 11-team league at 10-0, and Ballenas right behind in second at 9-1. The two teams had met twice before this year, KSS won

both — one by one point, and the other by three. “Interesting enough we’ve played each other six times in the last two years, and five of those were decided by three points or less,” Witte said, and agreed, “you don’t often get games that exciting in junior ball ... two teams that know each other so well, and both teams are very good.” GAME ON The North Island championships are slated for Mark Isfeld in Courtenay this weekend, where the top five moved on. The Kondors open the tourney Thursday against the Dover Bay Dolphins, while Ballenas takes on the Towhees from GP Vanier.

PUBLIC BUDGET INFORMATION SESSIONS 2012/13 OPERATING BUDGET DEVELOPMENT The Board of Education of School District No. 69 (Qualicum) has scheduled two Budget Information Sessions to begin developing the 2012/13 Operating Budget. The sessions will be held on: Wednesday, February 22nd Springwood Middle School (Multi-Purpose Room) 3:45 - 5:15 pm (Staff)* 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Public)* *Members of the staff and public are welcome to attend at whichever time is most convenient for them. This is an opportunity to provide the Board with your input as to District budget priorities. Attendees will participate in round table discussions, sharing the resulting suggestions with the Board. Budget deliberations will continue in a series of Board meetings to be held in the Forum at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre on March 27 (6:30 pm) and April 11, 18 and 24 at 7:00 pm. All meetings are open to members of the public and district staff.


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Anne Jinks, who plays Myrtle, is a riot. She delivered her bad Shakespearean imitations with gusto and almost all of her lines were an unexpected surprise. Every time she spoke she managed to wring out a laugh. Evelyn Applin as Liz also has some zingers and she plays her role with confidence. Alycia Dunbar as Ann, proved she has the acting chops particularly in the scenes when tempers flare between her character and Arthur. Nancy Nicholson has the role of Queenie, the owner of the town’s local newspaper. Performing as the quirky reporter, she came across as goofy, eccentric and likable. Dolores Van Damm is played by Tina Sturgess. It was her acting debut and she was spot on with her holier-than-thou attitude. Her portrayal of a malicious tabloid editor made it easy to dislike her and secretly cheer when she eventually gets what’s coming to her. Mike Andrews plays the role of Horace McClintock who shows up at the very end of the play to wrap everything up. No stranger to the theatre, Andrews who has to deliver lines full of plot detail was spot on as he performed his role. The set worked effectively. It was designed by Don Punter who created a room that was charming with knick knacks, and artwork so authentic that the set didn’t feel like a set, it actually felt like a small town bed and breakfast. If you want a good time of mindless non-stop laughing then go see this show. The play at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach runs until February 26. For ticket information call 250-752-3522.

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