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‘Robocall’ complaints popping up here Mark Allan Record Staff

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The growing “robocall” scandal that first emerged in Guelph, Ont., has reached the Vancouver Island North riding. Automated phone calls reportedly directed voters away from proper polling stations during the federal election last May. The Vancouver Island North NDP candidate in the May 2011 election said Wednesday several people complained to her recently about receiving automated phone calls directing them away from legitimate polling stations. “I thought it was a non-story (in this riding),” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, who finished a close second to incumbent Conservative MP John Duncan. Then the city councillor in Courtenay started to hear from concerned voters who said they had been misled by automated calls. Cumberland resident Yvonne Kafka said an automated call told her not to vote at the usual polling station in the village, although she confirmed the location and voted. “If they did it to me, they must have done it to other people,” said

Kafka, who has not heard back from Elections Canada about her complaint. Leonard said a Merville resident RONNA-RAE LEONARD told her she was misdirected to the former Tsolum School to vote after she had voted for years at the Merville Hall. The woman, who declined Thursday to be interviewed or identified, told Leonard she was interviewed by Elections Canada. One woman in Comox told Leonard a call “was directing her to the Comox Mall to vote, where there was no poll.” Leonard said the woman, who had not given Leonard permission to identify her, did manage to vote. Leonard said she suspects people have not come forward before now because they suspected misleading calls were just a hoax, and they didn’t see the gravity of attempting to defraud voters. Liberal candidate Mike Holland, who finished a distant third

in Vancouver Island North, said public inquiry and three-quarters Thursday he hasn’t heard of any of respondents to a recent national poll said there should be an inderobocall complaints in the riding. “There’s nothing wrong with pendent commission of inquiry. The Liberals and New Demorobocalls saying, ‘You should vote for me instead of that other per- crats accuse the Conservatives of son,’ “ Holland said, adding that being behind fraudulent robocalls, misleading people is which Prime Minisanother matter. ter Stephen Harper He’s saddened by a has denied. Some Used to be recent trend in elec- you just wanted Conservatives have tion campaigns. said rogue elements “Used to be you to beat somebody within the party could just wanted to beat in an election. have been responsomebody in an elec- Now you want to sible, and the Tories tion. Now you want have claimed some destroy them. to destroy them.” of their candidates Duncan did not Mike Holland were also victimized return a phone call by misleading calls to by deadline. potential voters. “I’m disappointed that it’s (scanEdmonton firm RackNine has dal) reached the farthest reaches been identified as the company of Canada,” Leonard commented. that was used to make misdirect“Is it a wakeup call to Canadi- ing robocalls in Guelph on election ans to demand more integrity in day. A suspect known as Pierre our process? I hope it’s a rallying Poutine is alleged to have been call for people to demand more responsible for ordering the fake accountability.” calls. Elections Canada has received The federal Liberals have given about 31,000 “contacts” concern- Elections Canada samples of their ing the issue, of which about 700 robocall messages to voters durare specific complaints, spokes- ing the 2011 election campaign. person Diane Benson confirmed Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae Thursday from Ottawa. has called on the Conservatives to Almost 50,000 people have be equally transparent. signed an online petition for a editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Province contributing to Lewis Centre work Renée Andor Record Staff

Courtenay taxpayers will pay less for the Lewis Centre renovation and expansion project thanks to a considerable chunk of change from the Province. Comox Valley MLA Don McRae handed over a cheque for $400,000 to Mayor Larry Jangula on Wednesday. The grant comes from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development’s Community Recreation Program, and Jangula said this money will take some of the project’s financial

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burden off taxpayers. “It’s really good because getting us $400,000 means that our taxpayers will not have to pay that, so it’ll mean less borrowing,” said Jangula. The renovation project is expected to cost $5.4 million in total with about $1 million coming out of the Community Works Fund gas tax reserves. A further $4.2 million was going to come from new borrowing, which Courtenay residents would pay back over time. But with this grant, City director of financial services Tillie ... see MLA ■ A2

MAYOR LARRY JANGULA (left) smiles about a $400,000 provincial contribution to the expansion and renovation of the Lewis Centre, announced by MLA Don McRae. PHOTO BY RENÉE ANDOR

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‘Hidden gem’ trail funded Provincial grant will pay to shore up Royston trail Renée Andor Record Staff

Royston received a $325,000 grant from the province to help fund its waterfront trail project.

The Comox Valley Regional District received the grant Wednesday from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development’s Community Recreation Program. Comox Valley MLA Don McRae made the announcement, and called the informal trail a hidden gem of the Valley.

The Community Recreation Program will provide $30 million to 98 projects throughout the province. McRae said he started talking to Minister of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development Ida Chong about 25 minutes after Premier Christy Clark announced the program in September.

future erosion and makes sure we maintain the land base along the shoreline.” There are no formal trails in Royston; residents use road systems, railway tracks and private property. This project includes the construction of a trail along the Royston waterfront on a former railway grade. It will link Royston to a right-of-way owned by the City of Courtenay, which provides the opportunity to later connect with an existing waterfront trail within the City. The new trail will be gravel, about two metres wide. Logs, rock and vegetation will be laid to stabilize the land and protect it from erosion. A parking area will be added with picnic tables. The trail will be owned by the CVRD after it’s completed.

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“This is one of those little hidden gems that most people in the Comox Valley probably have never been to and don’t know about,” he said. “There’s a beautiful trail but it’s eroding into the ocean. It’s a little dangerous so this project does a couple of things; it increases walking trails in the area, but it also stops

MLA former Lewis user Continued from A1

Manthey said the amount the City borrows will drop down to $3.8 million, causing a reduction in the City’s annual loan payment, and in turn, a reduction in the cost to taxpayers. The renovation and expansion project includes adding a new building at the back of the centre, providing a

new weightroom and space for meeting, storage, crafts and special needs. McRae said this funding is not for any particular aspect of the project; instead, the City can use it for whatever it sees fit. He said he grew up using the Lewis Centre facilities and he’s pleased council made the project a priority.

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School District 71 trustee candidates spent little during the municipal election campaign. In fact, according to the financial disclosure documents, elected trustee Rick Grinham was the only candidate who spent any money at all on the election. The Cumberland trustee seat he won was the only contested seat. Yolanda Goodwin, who

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had no campaign contributions or expenses, ran against him. Grinham spent $809.63 and received $543.20 in contributions during his campaign. Board chair Tom Weber, vice-chair Janice Caton, and trustees Paula Selby, Sheila McDonnell, Donna Gambacorta and Peter Coleman all had no campaign contributions or expenses listed in the document.

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Common Sense spent almost $25,000 to endorse Seven candidates each endorsed in Courtenay and Comox Renée Andor Record Staff

Comox Valley Common Sense spent over $24,000 in its endorsement of 14 candidates for Courtenay and Comox councils during the municipal elections in November. According to the election campaign disclosure statement for CVCS, which is posted on the City of Courtenay’s website, the organization spent $24,249.36 on election expenses, and received $24,692.62 from campaign contributors. The $443.26 surplus left in its RBC account at the time of the disclosure “will be donated to a like-minded group for non-election purposes,” according to the document. Organization spokesperson John Davis, the only publicly known person

in the group, said he was unable to comment on the financial disclosure in time for the Record’s deadline Thursday afternoon. As of Thursday morning, he said he hadn’t seen the documents because he just got back from vacation Wednesday evening. “I can’t make a comment at all,” he said, adding that he was not involved in the organization’s finances and had “no knowledge” of how much or who contributed to the campaign. According to the disclosure, CVCS received $19,592.62 in contributions over $100 from organizations. Robert H. Ash & Associates Ltd., a property management company based in Comox, was the highest contributor with $3,000 in contributions. Other Comox Valley organizations that contributed to the campaign are: Tri Shur Holdings Ltd. $2,000; Cumberland ReadyMix Ltd. $1,500; Cumberland Sand & Gravel Ltd. $1,500; Re/Max Ocean

Pacific Realty Inc. $1,000; Island Coastal Ventures Ltd. $1,000; Comox Valley Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ltd. $500; Witthoeft Holdings Ltd. $500; Finneron Motors Ltd. $200; Hartman Auto Supply Ltd. $200; and two in-kind donations of $971.31

There’s missing information — when you ❝ have numbered company (619763 BC Ltd.) that makes a contribution, you’re supposed to name two principles and that’s missing.

Ronna-Rae Leonard from Brian McLean Chev Olds and Island Coastal Properties Ltd. Two Ontario-based companies contributed to the campaign; Pocrnic Realty Advisors Inc. contributed $2,500 and Arcturus Realty Corp. contributed $750. Raven Forest Products Ltd., based in Campbell River, gave $1,000 and a company listed as 619763 BC Ltd., also based in Campbell River, contributed $2,000. Courtenay Coun. Ronna-

COURTENAY Renée Andor Record Staff

The race for a seat on Courtenay council was costly for some during the municipal elections. Mayor Larry Jangula spent $7,060 on his election campaign and listed campaign contributions as $7,060 in his financial disclosure statement — although $2,000 of that was contributed by himself. Former mayor Greg Phelps was the highest spender during the election as he spent $9,267.36. He received $4,760.45 in campaign contributions. Bill Bate, the third candidate for mayor, spent only $1,795.81, and had no contributions. Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard spent the most among the candidates running for a seat on council. She spent $6,142.44, all from contributions. Coun. Starr Winchester

was the second-highest spender running for a seat with an expense listing of $4,790.45, and a contribution total of $4,700. Coun. Doug Hillian spent $2,653.81, and received $2,730 in contributions, with $500 contributed by himself. A large portion of his funding came from contributions of $99 or less. Coun. Bill Anglin spent $3,040, Coun. Manno Theos spent $2,150.42 and Coun. Jon Ambler spent $1,001.93, which they all paid for themselves. Campaign spending by non-elected candidates: Dave Smith $3,550.07; Marcus Felgenhauer $2,578.32; Jean Rowe $2,284.80; Erik Eriksson $1,639.43; Norm Reynolds $1,405.58; John Van Egmond $1,317.12; George Knox $1,067; Mark Middleton $1,057.43; Doug Kerr $381.97 and Stuart MacInnis $27.44. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Rae Leonard — who was not endorsed by the group and filed a complaint against the organization with Elections Canada regarding how CVCS got its mailing list information — said the disclosure is missing some details and leaves her with

questions. “There’s missing information — when you have numbered company (619763 BC Ltd.) that makes a contribution, you’re supposed to name two principles and that’s missing,” said Leonard. “That company gave $2,000, so that has to come out.” Individual donations of over $100 made up a further $5,000 of the contributions to the organization. They are listed as: Martin Barbaro $2,500; Jordan Marshall

$1,000; Lorne Harder $300; Richard/Alison Floyd $250; Lyle Myrfield $250; Eric Rogers $200; F. Roy Parker $200; Mike Johnson $200; and Rudy Pantuso $100. No donations were made under $100 from organizations or individuals. According to the disclosure, CVCS spent $9,557.72 on radio, television, newspaper, periodical or electronic advertising, $9,511.44 on signs, pamphlets, flyers and brochures, and a further $2,798.46 on other advertising and promotion. It also spent $1,120 on wages to people involved in the campaign, and $450 on courier services and postage, among other office expenses. Leonard questioned how “the figures shake out” in relation to the postage expenses because she said the mailout was addressed and would have cost more than typical unaddressed flyers. CVCS endorsed seven Comox council candidates during the election. Couns. Maureen Swift, Tom Grant

COMOX Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Candidates seeking election during last fall’s municipal election in Comox spent an average of $2,852 for election expenses, while they received an average of $2,242 in campaign contributions. In the mayoral race, which Paul Ives won by 54 votes over Bernie Poole, Ives spent slightly more than double in expenses. He received more than five times the amount of campaign contributions that Poole did. In the campaign financing disclosure statements, Ives had $7,733.29 in election expenses, while Poole had $3,566.52. The incumbent mayor received $9,027 in campaign contributions, while Poole received $1,784. Only two councillor candidates did not receive or accept campaign contribu-

and Ken Grant were the only three of those elected. CVCS also endorsed seven candidates for Courtenay council. Mayor Larry Jangula, Couns. Starr Winchester, Jon Ambler, Manno Theos and Bill Anglin were elected. Leonard and Coun. Doug Hillian were endorsed by the Canadian Labour Congress, which endorsed candidates from across the province. Leonard said she asked CLC to endorse her but that it contributed to her campaign only by covering the costs of an out-of-town communications workshop she participated in during the fall. In December, Leonard brought a motion before council for the City to request the source of the organization’s contact information used during the municipal elections. The motion was defeated with Leonard, Hillian and Ambler voting for it, and Jangula, Winchester, Theos and Anglin voting against. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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tions — Russ Arnott and Hugh MacKinnon, who was re-elected. The candidate who received the most financial contributions was re-elected councillor Ken Grant at $4,937.50, followed by Coun. Maureen Swift at $4,918.42, and Dave Procter at $4,822.42. The candidate who received the lowest amount was Marcia Turner at $50. At the top of the election expenses list, re-elected councillor Ken Grant spent $5,459.60, followed by Procter at $4,822.42 and re-elected councillor Tom Grant at $4,498.22. Re-elected Patti Fletcher received $3,325 in contributions and spent $2,410.04. The candidate who spent the least on a campaign was Turner at $1,013.48. Out of the elected officials, MacKinnon spent the least at $1,455.61. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Coun. Kate Greening received $1,053.42 in campaign contributions and forked out $1,001.75 in expenses — including $554 of her own dollars — in the fall municipal election in Cumberland, according to campaign financing reports. Greening, who was reelected, donated the $51.67 balance to the Coal Creek Historic Park bridge project. Her contributions and expenses were the largest amounts among the Cumberland candidates who ran for office. Newly elected to council, Conner Copeman received $641 in campaign contributions, $201 of which came from his bank account, and racked up $465 worth of expenses. Errington resident Dr. Hugh Fletcher, who owns several buildings

in the downtown core, contributed $300 to Copeman’s campaign. Fellow council newcomer Roger Kishi had $515 in contributions and $457 in expenses. Re-elected Gwyn Sproule spent $354 on her campaign. Her contributions totaled $200. Candidate Bruce Barnes incurred $545 in expenses and received no campaign contributions. Scott Easterbrook spent $18.25 and had $153 in anonymous contributions. Eric Kozak spent $30 and received nothing, and Todd Riley had $26 in expenses and no contributions. Candidate Leona Castle did not submit documents within the specified date. Acclaimed mayor Leslie Baird had no contributions or expenses. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Determining garbage disposal not waste of time Public meetings next week in Courtenay and Comox Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is seeking public feedback about garbage through a series of open houses this month and next in Upper Island communities. The idea is to improve recycling habits, and to explore options to expand landfills and technologies that convert garbage into energy. “People are very much interested in diversion (away from landfills),” said Tom Boatman, manager of solid waste services. “Our main message has been our zero waste strategy.” The 2016 goal is to reach the 70-per-cent mark in terms of diversion and recycling. Boatman said the district has gone from zero recycling in the early-’90s to more than half. “At this time we’re now recycling 50 per cent of the total tonnage we received as solid waste,” Boatman said. “That’s really exciting to us. Our emphasis now is on composting.” With the help of staff at two composting centres, the CSWM has distributed more than 3,000 green cones (backyard composting) in the past two years, representing about 68 per cent of all households in the service area, Boatman added. The CSWM area, which covers landfills and transfer stations in the Comox Valley and Strathcona regional districts, is in the process of updating its solid waste management plan, dubbed as a blueprint to reduce, reuse, recycle and manage waste for the next 10 years. Waste management

centres in Cumberland — formerly the Pidgeon Lake landfill — and Campbell River serve several communities. Both are near capacity, though there is room for expansion. The Campbell River landfill is expected to reach capacity within the next year while the Cumberland facility

Centre (Pidgeon Lake); replace Campbell River with a transfer station and transport the waste to Comox Valley; $62 per tonne. • Expand both landfills; $68 per tonne. Boatman said existing landfills are from a “bygone era” when there was no liner underneath the land-

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has three to four years remaining. The CSWM has identified the following options: • Expand the Campbell River facility; replace the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre with a transfer station and transport the waste to Campbell River, at a cost of $71 per tonne; • Expand Comox Valley Waste Management

fill mass, or provisions to extract gas. He estimates expansion costs would range between $7 million and $10 million. Closure costs at either facility would be $7 million to $8 million. “The new landfill we envision will be an engineered landfill,” Boatman said. “It will be double- or triplelined underneath with material to retain any

sort of leachate, which is a liquid that passes through waste. It will be entirely encapsulated, as we close it as we go, and we’ll have gas-extraction facilities in the landfill from the moment it opens up.” Boatman expected the 20-some attendees at the Cumberland open house to oppose the option of expanding the CVWMC. He instead heard a strong message of sustainability and moving quicker towards zero waste. While she feels diversion is a good thing, Coun. Gwyn Sproule said those in attendance questioned if the figures are solid. “I do believe Cumberland would like to see something more creative happen than the dump and cover. Yes, it does appear to be cheaper than waste to energy (WTE) projects that are being suggested. But how does that fit with our greenhouse gases?” She notes the Village is undertaking a

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Opposition from the three Courtenay directors was not enough to quash third reading of the 2012 to 2016 financial plan bylaw at a special regional district board meeting Tuesday. In a 5-4 vote before third reading, the board had opposed a Starr Winchester motion to decrease the budget for the Regional Growth Strategy to last year’s approximate $95,000 surplus, and to budget the amount over the next five years. The Courtenay director agrees the governmentmandated document should be monitored, but Winchester feels $20,000 a year is a generous amount. The CVRD had recommended $152,314 for the 2012 RGS budget. While recognizing the City is committed to the RGS, fellow Courtenay director Jon Ambler is concerned about funding a review that might not happen, considering the three Valley municipalities are already monitoring and managing the document. “What if the bylaw requires no change?” said Ambler, who sug-

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Winchester feels the board should step back during this tough economic year. “I think it’s a mistake to nickel and dime it (RGS),” said Gillis, who applauds Courtenay’s efforts to save taxpayer money but does not believe CVRD administration would overspend in this instance. “It is the most important document we have.” District CAO Debra Oakman, who appreciates times are tough, noted the work that comes with the RGS and said the district has tried to minimize costs. The budget will come forward for adoption at Tuesday’s regular board meeting.

I think it’s a mistake to nickel and dime it (RGS). It is the most important document we have.

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••• While she supports the budget as a whole, Sproule said Cumberland council would like to see the Comox Valley Economic Development Society budget stabilized for next year. Last week, the CVRD committee of the whole approved a four-year financial plan allotting $977,027 to the society’s 2012 budget.

Village council has denied a tax exemption request from CVEDS, which receives about $41,000 (11.5 per cent) of Cumberland’s approximate $370,000 requisition to the CVRD, Sproule noted. Cumberland council has also chosen not to support a $28,000 grant to the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society, which the committee of the whole supported. “We have too many recreation needs of our own,” Sproule said. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Teachers postpone vote until April

Author speaking Tuesday The public is invited to hear former Cumberland resident Stephen Hume speak March 27 to the Courtenay Rotary Club. The journalist and author was raised in fishing, farming and logging communities across B.C. and studied at the University of Victoria, the University of Alberta and the Banff School of Advanced Management. A journalist for almost 50 years, Hume was editor-in-chief and general manager at the Edmonton Journal before moving to B.C. to become columnist and senior writer for the Vancouver Sun. He has won more than a dozen awards for his poetry, essays and journalism.

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He is the author of nine books and has contributed to more than 20 others. He has twice won B.C. Book Prizes. His books include Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed, Bush Telegraph, Off the Map, which was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans B.C. Book Prize. The meeting starts at noon at the Westerley Hotel. The price is $25 and includes lunch. If interested, people should phone 250-339-0172 or e-mail d48white@ yahoo.com for tickets. Seating is limited. — Courtenay Rotary Club

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Teachers will vote on a plan of action — which includes withdrawal from extracurricular activities — in response to Bill 22. The BC Teachers’ Federation created the action plan after three days and evenings of debate at the annual general meeting that wrapped up Tuesday, according to a BCTF news release. After all district spring breaks are finished, teachers will weigh in on the plan during a provincewide vote on April 17 and 18. According to Comox District Teachers’ Association president Steve Stanley, refraining from extracurricular activities is one of the possibilities that will be voted on, and he said this vote will not be one teachers take lightly. “This is the toughest one for us. It’s why we’ve stayed away from it in any job action so far this year. It’s tough, I mean you have to look the kids right in the eye and say ‘I’m sorry I’m not going to coach you this year,’” he said. “It’s going to be disappointing to kids; it’s going to have direct impact on them.” Stanley also said

A Black Creek couple involved in a legal battle with the Comox Valley Regional District over an application to destroy their dogs will have a one-day, fivehour court hearing April 3. On Thursday, lawyer Eric Chesterley appeared on behalf of Edith and Jacques Manseau, whose two Newfoundland dogs are being held at the Comox Valley SPCA. On Jan. 5, Derald Lewis, bylaw compliance manager for the CVRD, told the Record the seizure followed a complaint of a vicious attack by the Newfoundland dogs on a

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future, and possibly in the summer or possibly in September of next year,” he explained, adding that some teachers have brought forward the idea for a walkout but the financial consequences for walking off the job are too stiff for most teachers. According to Stanley, teachers will issue report cards when classes end in June, and elementary schools will just receive one yearend grade as normal. However, Stanley said teachers in semester-based schools do not intend to issue report cards for the end of the first semester. He said teachers consider that duty under ‘struck work’ and they may consult

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NOTICE OF WAIVER OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING BYLAW The following proposed Bylaw No. 1711 has received Second Reading by Town of Comox Council. In accordance with Section 890(4) of the Local Government Act, Council has waived the requirement for a Public Hearing on this proposed Bylaw. Council will consider Third Reading and Adoption of proposed Bylaw No. 1711 at the April 4, 2012 Regular Council Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1801B Beaufort Avenue (top floor of Dusty’s Den).

BYLAW No. 1711 In general terms, the purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1711 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 71, 2012) is to amend Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw 1377 by rezoning from R1.1 Single-Family to R3.1 Single-Family/Secondary Suite to permit a single-family dwelling with a secondary suite Lot B, Section 53, Comox District, Plan 20121 (shown shaded on the Map below). COM

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Courtenay shoots up to 73rd MoneySense Magazine list of best places to live Erin Haluschak Record Staff

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Drive a vehicle, help your school Westview Ford Sales is once again bringing Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited’s Drive One 4 UR School program to the Comox Valley. It’s an effort to raise up to $18,000 for three local secondary schools: Mark R. Isfeld, G.P. Vanier and Highland. Each school will host its own fundraiser, beginning March 25 with Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School. For every person who test-drives a Ford vehicle at an event, Westview and Ford of Canada will donate $20 to the partner school, up to a total of $6,000 for each school. The school with the most test drives will also receive a scholarship worth $500 from Westview. The events, March 25, April 22 and April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature the Ford Fiesta, Edge, Focus, Fusion and F-150, which was just announced as Motor Trend magazine’s 2012 Truck of the Year. “We are excited to be supporting our local students in our third annual Drive One series,” says Neil van Ierland, dealer principal at Westview Ford Sales. Vanier’s event will be held April 22 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at

Westview Ford Sales at 4901 North Island Highway in Courtenay. Highland’s event will take place April 29 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Westview. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s licence. There is a limit of one test-drive per household. — Ford of Canada

It’s a slow, steady rise to the top, but Courtenay is more than halfway there. In MoneySense Magazine’s annual Best Places to Live 2012 list, Courtenay rose 20 places from its position in 2011, to 73. “We’re one of the fastest-growing cities per capita,” responded Mayor Larry Jangula. “We have a stable population base, people still want to come here, and the other thing that makes us so lucky is all of the different volunteers who contribute to the community.” Jangula added the volunteer fire department, auxiliary members of the Comox

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Comox council passes water meter draft funding Erin Haluschak Record Staff

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Following further discussion on the heated water meter issue, Comox council passed a draft recommendation Wednesday, allowing $25,000 per year for the next three years for the voluntary water meter program. Coun. Tom Grant argued the Town’s strategic plan should not include any furthering of the water metering program. “I don’t know how our wishlist is going to be funded. I know a lot of what we were going to do was going to be funded through gas tax money,” he said. Although Coun. Maureen Swift supported the recommendation at last week’s committee of the whole meeting, she noted that after taking time to think about it, she is no longer in favour of the recommendation. She added although she is in favour of water meters generally and supports them for conservation purposes, she said devoting money toward them is not the way to go. Swift suggested the concept of the Town continuing to install water meters if people request them, but at the owner’s expense. Mayor Paul Ives asked Don Jacquest, director of finance, to clarify that gas tax/ Community Works Fund money can be allocated only towards specific projects. Jacquest said the three objectives of the fund are clean air, clean water and reducing greenhouse gases. “Gas tax money isn’t Monopoly money. It’s real money that we can use for real projects that are going to benefit the town, and not to further somebody’s ideologies,” replied Grant. “I would point out that the strategic plan, in addition to some specific directions,

also refers back to and always emphasizes our core services, which include water, sewer, garbage, parks and recreation and so on,” said Ives. Coun. Patti Fletcher

said three factors come into play: the fairness principal, remaining multi-family homes waiting to be metered, along with the issue of secondary suites. “I know that coun-

cil really supports the secondary suites, but in my understanding, a water meter is an essential piece of the secondary suite. I wouldn’t want to see that be compromised

by people taking a step back of legalizing a secondary suite because of the cost of a water meter might put them off,” she added. An amendment was made to remove

the funding wording of water meters from the recommendation. The amendment was defeated by Couns. Barbara Price, Hugh MacKinnon, Fletcher and Ives.

The original recommendation was then passed with those four in favour. Couns. Ken Grant, Tom Grant and Maureen Swift voted in opposition. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Council considers bridge funding Renée Andor Record Staff

WELDING IS JUST one of the skill areas secondary students will compete in at G.P. Vanier Secondary School on Wednesday. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Vanier hosts skills event Record Staff G. P. Vanier Secondary School will host the annual Skills Canada regional event for the first time. In fact, this year will be the first year the event has been hosted anywhere in the Comox Valley, according to organizer Randy Grey. For the past 10 years, the event has been held at the Campbell River campus of North Island College. About 100 students from Port Alberni, Parksville/Qualicum, Campbell River and other schools in the Comox Valley will compete throughout the school on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 or 3 p.m. “The event gives students an opportunity to compete against other students from across the North Island. The intention of the regional competition is to bring notice to the skilled trades and technologies and recognize youth that excel in ‘hands-on’ type careers,” Grey said in an e-mail. “It’s one of the largest events in the province and we cover a wide variety of competition areas.”

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The City of Courtenay could commit $100,000 towards the proposed cycling/pedestrian bridge downtown. A staff report presented at Monday’s council meeting recommended making a provision in the 2012 capital budget for an initial $70,000 for survey, design, geotechnical, environmental and archeological work. Another $30,000 would be spent during the construction phase of the project. The report also states that the 2012 to 2016 drafted financial plan would have to be amended because the project is not included, and other prioritized capital projects would need to be deferred. Councillors had not seen the drafted budget yet, so didn’t know which projects would be deferred to move the cycling/pedestrian bridge forward. Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard pointed out that choosing what to defer would be the obvi-

ous “sticking point,” but said she supports this project. “I’m looking at the opportunities there and I see that it doesn’t look like an insurmountable task,” said Leonard. “We have the Community Works Funds that we could access without having to impact the overall budget. And I’m just so keen that this project has so much life to it and so many possibilities.” The report notes that the best spot for the covered bridge would be from Sixth Street over to Simms Millennium Park, and would provide a “critical link

to the river walkway.” It would have to be 180 feet long in this location, making it the longest covered wooden timber frame bridge for cyclist/pedestrian use in Western Canada. The Courtenay River People Bridge Steering Committee came to council March 5 and chair Harry Holland said the project has seen plenty of support.

City director of financial services Tillie Manthey suggested postponing discussion of the matter until the 2012 draft budget comes before council at the Strategic Planning Session next week. She also suggested staff do more research on where the money could come from. Discussion was postponed. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Annual meeting for Black Creek The Black Creek Community Association is preparing for its annual AGM on March 29 at 7 p.m. Due to the wonderful response from last year, there will once again be a discussion panel that will dive into humorous conversation about the past and future of Black Creek and the BCCA. This year, the focus will be on why people choose to be in and stay in Black Creek and the effect of our changing society on both the role

of community and volunteerism. After breezing through the ‘business,’ attendees will enjoy a dessert buffet and the entertainment of the Fretted Friends (our resident ukulele group). The discussion panel will then share their reflections and thoughts. The participating panel members are Joan Bond, Sarah Clark, Niels Holbeck and Rick Janzen. — Black Creek Community Association

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terns of change. The CVCS hopes that 1,000 local residents and businesses will step up to the challenge and sign on to the Count Me In! pledge, which can be found online at www. cvconservationstrategy.org/pledges/countme-in-pledge. For every 10 people who complete the pledge, the CVCS will randomly choose a winner to receive a copy of their 2012 Comox Valley Conservation

Calendar. And for the person with the highest number of pledged actions by April 30, they will make a $100 donation in the winner’s name to an environmental group of their choice. The CVCS also encourages people to visit Comox Strathcona Waste Management’s Solution to Zero Waste online pledge at www. cswm.ca/zerowaste. — Comox Valley Conservation Strategy

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Hiking to fight hunger The 1st Komux Pathfinders will co-ordinate the third annual Hike for Hunger in Comox this Saturday. It will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 1st Komux Guides, 5th Komux Guides and 7th Komux Brownies will assist the Pathfinders in going door-to-door for the collection of food for the Comox Valley Food Bank. Most needed items include: macaroni and cheese or pasta and sauce; canned fish or meat; peanut butter; powdered milk; infant formula and baby food; breakfast cereal; canned

soups and stews; and canned fruits or vegetables. If you would like to make a donation and girls do not come to your door, you can drop of a non-perishable food item at the Comox Fire Hall. Should you have any questions about this event, contact Debbie Wright at 250-334-3569 or kwright5@shaw.ca. Without the assistance of the community, this activity would not be possible. — 1st Komux Pathfinders

CONST. NICOLE HALL, S/Sgt. Bill Gibbings, Aux/Const. Hillary Murray, Aux/Const. Larry Cheslock, Aux/Const. Bonnie Shaver, Aux/Const. Jordan Barnes, Aux/Const. Chris Kippel, Aux/Const. Linda Thomas, Aux/ Const. Dan Woods, Aux/Const. Angelica Lauzon, Const. Pierre Vezina and Const. Steve Trevor gathered at the Comox Marina.

RCMP add auxiliaries Eight new members help to augment detachment The Comox Valley RCMP welcomed eight new volunteers to their team last week. The newest group of auxiliary RCMP officers received their badges from the acting officer in charge, Staff Sgt. Bill Gibbings. The group of eight started training in September 2011 and has spent over 160 hours preparing for their new roles in our community. The Comox Valley RCMP now has 27 auxiliary RCMP officers

who volunteer thousands of hours every year in our community performing a variety of duties. Last year, our dedicated group of men and women volunteered over 4,500 hours. “This is a huge contribution towards helping make our community a safer place,” Const. Nicole Hall (community policing/ media liaison) said in a news release. “They attend schools, community events and are much more than an extra set of eyes and ears when out with our regular members. They have been of great assistance when needed in emergency situations such

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Community garage sale Sunday in Comox Don’t forget to come out and check out the community garage sale this Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Comox Community Centre. There will be a kids play area and coffee and treats available. There will be over 19

YOU COULD SEE Daniel and Henrik Sedin live. It’s one of more than 300 items to be bid on during the annual Courtenay Rotary Club OnLine Auction.

different sellers registered so there will be lots to choose from. ••• Easter is just around the corner so make sure to join Comox Recreation and Quality Foods for the annual Easter Eggstravagan-

za. On April 7 Marina Park will be filled with laughter and smiles as children hunt for chocolate. The Easter hunt starts at 1 p.m. sharp so don’t be late. This event is for children aged one to eight.

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Great items in auction Another set of tickets for the same game are available in Row 2. These tickets come with two nights of accommodation in a grand suite at the Sutton Place Hotel. Auction proceeds will go towards extending the Rotary Trail as well as supporting other worthy community projects. Rotary Trail is a hard-surfaced walking and cycling trail that begins at Fifth Street and runs three blocks to the train station at Cumberland Road along the E&N Railway corridor.

The Courtenay Rotary Club’s On-Line Auction launched March 1 with over 300 items to bid on. Donations from the community keep pouring in, bringing the total now to over 400. “I am so touched by the community’s support,” says Courtenay Rotary Club president Naomi Carmichael. “With this level of support the auction should be a great success.” Now’s the time to revisit the site and find these new items that are well worth bidding on. Additional items include Canuck box seat tickets for two on April 7. The successful bidder can watch the Canucks thrash the Edmonton Oilers (hopefully).

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vide the perfect nest site for squirrels, raccoons, birds, or rodents, which in turn can create havoc by chewing wires or holes in your siding. Woodpeckers are another hot topic and we are often asked for advice. Northern flickers and pileated woodpeckers have a habit of announcing their presence in hopes of attracting a mate. They do this by “drumming” loudly on a roof vent or wood siding usually at the crack of dawn. Unfortunately, other

high maintenance and should be cleaned and refilled on a weekly basis. Do not use food colour and use the ratio of one to four sugar to water; feeders should be in a sheltered area where there is cover close by, windows are not an ideal spot as often the birds see their reflection and hit the window, as they scare off their mirror image. Other areas around our homes also need consideration; attics basements and crawl spaces are often forgotten and can pro-

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After a storm there is always a silver lining and this was true recently when the sound of the howling wind was replaced by the melodic chorus of songbirds. It seemed that overnight hundreds of small songbirds descended to the ground or into the trees searching for food or happily chasing a mate with breeding on their mind. With the return of Daylight Saving Time, winter migrants from the south return and the migration to the Arctic breeding ground is also underway. This is a critical time for birds that use our local areas as a pit stop en route to the Arctic and we need to make sure dogs or humans do not disturb these birds as they feed along our shores and estuaries. Many of our avian species have become year-round residents, as we have encouraged them to stay by providing backyard feeders to sustain them through the winter months. Often we are not as diligent with cleaning these feeders in the winter. The feeders should be thoroughly scrubbed with hot, soapy water and then bleached and rinsed to kill any harmful bacteria. Many bird species, especially pine siskins, are very vulnerable to diseases like salmonella, diseases that can also be passed on to humans. Also remember to clean up the ground


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THE CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY Forest Society is shown with a $200,000 donation from enthusiastic trail users. The CCFS will use the money to expand the boundaries of the forest. Happy board members and supporters are, left to right: Ron Hansen, Ken Humeston, Andrew Nicoll, Mary Lynn DesRoches, John McNamee, Martin Ready, Mary Kornelsen and Linda Shaben.

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EDIBLE ISLAND STAFF recently presented the Comox Valley Food Bank with over $1,000. Edible Island customers generously donated $2 to the food bank each time they picked up their monthly issue of Alive magazine.

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What is your group up to? The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make our community a better place to live. Submit photos and information to: In Person: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay; By Mail: Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7; By e-mail: sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

THE COMOX VALLEY Business Network supports local charities through action and donations. Since its inception in 2008 several local charities have received support including YANA, KidSport and others. One of the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite charities, the Comox Valley Boys and Girls Club, recently received $500.

LEANNE ZDEBIAK-ENI (RIGHT) of Island Pilates and Fitness presents food bank representative Susan Somerset with 200 pounds of food raised by participants at the Bellyfit LIVE Community Celebration on Jan. 15. The event also raised $413 for True Colours Youth Company of Performing Arts.

Mark submissions to the attention of Earle Couper and be sure to include a contact name and phone number. Due to the volume of submissions, photo prints cannot be mailed back. Please pick them up within two weeks of publication. We cannot guarantee their return.

ON BEHALF OF the Canadian Daughters, Sylvia Lawrence (left) and Gladys Knight (right) presented a $250 donation to Liz Friis at Glacier View Lodge. The money will be used to redecorate one of the activity and dining areas.


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Invitation surprised Record writer Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Comox Valley Record outdoors columnist Ralph Shaw was surprised when he received an invitation from B.C.’s lieutenant-governor for a reception in Victoria honoring the Nature Trust’s 35th anniversary. Shaw was recognized as being a key instigator in the creation of the non-profit organization that protects the wilderness. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: It took seven years of hard work, but Royston Elementary staff, students and parents were proud of achieving the highest ranking in a national environment program. The school registered with SEEDS Foundation Learners in Action program in 1996. By 1999, the school had earned the title of Jade School for finishing 250 projects. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Torrential rain caused a washout of a bank along Ford Cove Road on Hornby Island, taking with it a section of the road, some big trees and a power pole. An engineer estimated the repair bill would be a minimum $25,000. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Comox Mayor Alicia

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Ticket Prices: In advance, Adults: $22, Children under 5 are free, 6-11 years old $7, 12-16 years old $12 At the door: Adults $24, Family rates and member rates also available. Let’s have fun! Association francophone vallée de Comox • Francophone Association Comox Valley 4955 Fitzgerald 49 Fittzge Fi tzgera rald ld AAvenue venu ve nuee (W (With (Wit itithh YY.A.N.A.) A N A ) • Mon-Fri Mon-FFrii 111am-4pm 1am-44pm 1am 4pm

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C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Crown Isle Pathways walk; meet at Crown Isle & Malahat Drive, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Kari 250-3395851, Bev 250-871-2027, Brenda 250-871-3680, www. Cvnewcomers.net. C.V. BOOK Friends’ Annual Book Sale, Comox Centre Mall,, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Donations accepted to March 14 at Comox Mall. COURTENAY Library offers Pre-school StoryTime for ages 3–5, 300 6th St., 11 a.m. Starts today, goes weekly to April 27. Songs, stories & other fun. Caregiver must accompany child. Open program: drop in or register at 250-334-3369. EVERGREEN Seniors Club Armchair Travel by Boomer Jerritt on Hornby Island Photo Tour, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 1 p.m. FMI: 250-3381000, www.evergreenseniors. org. PLUM Midwifery, Comox Valley Doulas & Cumberland Community Schools screen film for International Doula Week, Strong Start Room, Cumberland Elementary, 6 p.m. Free; all welcome. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Crosstown Express, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10:30 p.m. FMI: 250-3381000, www.evergreenseniors. org.

Saturday, March 24 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Ralph Barrat, Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Vickey 250-218-321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com. C.V. BOOK Friends’ Annual Book Sale, Comox Centre Mall,, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Proceeds go to Valley non-profit groups. COMOX Glacier Wanderers Volkswalk Club holds 5/10 km walk starting from Salmon Point Pub parking lot, 2158 Salmon Point Rd, (halfway between Courtenay & Campbell River off Hwy 19A). Registration 9:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Lunch to follow at Salmon Point Pub. FMI: Betty 250-3393135, Marie Anne 250-3391768. C.V. UKRAINIAN Cultural Society’s Spring Bake Sale, Driftwood Mall, Courtenay, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Dolyna Dancers perform at noon. FMI: Eva 250-339-7355. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Guthrie Rd. near Quality Foods, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. FATHER Involvement Network hosts 5th annual free movie night, Evergreen Lounge, Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay, dinner 5:30 p.m., movie 6 p.m. Free hot dogs, popcorn & drinks. Movie is Disney/ Pixar’s Up. OLD TIME Fiddlers Branch 17 hosts Old Time Dance, Fallen Alders Community Hall, Royston, doors 7:30 p.m. Admission $7/adult, $1/child. FMI: Ed 250-339-6297.

Sunday, March 25 C.V. BOOK Friends’ Annual Book Sale, Comox Centre Mall,, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (bag day). Proceeds go to Valley non-profit groups. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Woofy’s, 2400

Cliffe Ave, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. UNITY Comox Valley AGM, Lions Den, Nordin Street, Comox, service 10:30 a.m., AGM tnoon. FMI: www.unitycomoxvalley.com, 1-866-8539866. C.V. YOUNG Naturalists Club, (for children 5-14 years with parent/caregiver) presentation by local environmentalist Dave Lacelle on his 30 years of hiking/beachcombing in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Is.), Tsolum Building, Lewis Park, Courtenay, 2–3 p.m. FMI/reservations: Lisa 250-871-2730, www.ync.ca. COMOX Legion Sunday afternoon dancing with music by Gord Kruger & Amigos, 2–6 p.m.

Monday, March 26 C.V. PRESBYTERIAN Church presents special Mission event, 725 Aspen Rd., Comox, 2 p.m. Rev. Laura Kavanagh of Knox Presbyterian Church, Victoria, presents on recent trip to Afghanistan. FMI: 250339-2882. COMOX Seniors Association presents Beginner Cha-cha with Eric Lam at 3 p.m., Argentine Tango at 4 p.m., d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave. Per hour: $10/members, $12/ guests. Private coaching 5:05– 6:05 p.m. FMI/reservations: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@gmail.com. C.V. CLOWN Club meets, Craft Room, Lewis Centre, 7 p.m. New members welcome.

Tuesday, March 27 C.V. WOOD Carvers meet every Tuesday for a day of carving, Royston Community Hall, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. No experience necessary. FMI: Al 250-3310156, Jim 250-339-5350.

Wed., March 28 EVERGREEN Seniors Club Spring Bazaar & Luncheon, Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Luncheon, Rotary Hall, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (tickets $8 at door only). FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniors.org. COURTENAY Library’s Storytime for Adults: Eat your lunch or knit while listening to stories being read aloud, 12–12:40 p.m. Drop in at 300 6th St. FMI: 250-334-3369.

Friday, March 30 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Lazo Marsh walk; meet at Comox Public Works, Guthrie & Torrence, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Sue 250-8988333, Sheila 250-334-4161, Kari 250-339-5851, www. Cvnewcomers.net. EVERGREEN Seniors Club Armchair Travel on Discovery Passage Trip, Calgary, Yellowknife & NWT, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 1 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniors.org. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Amigos, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www. evergreenseniors.org.

Saturday, March 31 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Gord Carter, Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Vickey 250-218-321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com. C.V. TENNIS Club sign-ups, Lewis Park, Courtenay, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. All skill levels & all ages welcome. FMI: Michael Gould 250-334-8602. COUNCIL of Canadians & Sierra Club No Pipeline! No Tankers! Rally, behind Comox Rec Centre, 1855 Noel Ave., 1 p.m. FMI: 250-335-0850. COURTENAY Library presents free illustrated program on mechanics of Mayan calendars by astronomer Roy Myers, PhD, 300–6th St., 2 p.m. FMI: 250-334-3369, www.virl.bc.ca.


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Awards for use of wood Courtenay City Hall and École au Coeur de l’ile in Comox were cited for excellence in wood design at the recent Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards. The City of Courtenay was recognized for its use of western red cedar, while Jesse Garlick, McFarland Marceau Architects topped the institutional wood design - large category for work on the school. Leadership and innovation in wood use was celebrated at the Vancouver Convention Centre, as more than 350 distinguished design and building professionals, including architects, engineers, project teams and industry sponsors and guests gathered to honour the nominees and winners. The eighth annual awards evening in Vancouver recognizes and encourages continued excellence in the building and design community. Wood WORKS! is a national industry-led initiative of the Canadian Wood Council. There were 106 nominations in 12 categories for projects all over the province, and included some national and international projects — one in China and another in South Africa. — Wood WORKS!

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Customer service tips available to all The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting WorldHost Fundamentals training March 27 and 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Chamber office at 2040 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay. This certification program is for everyone and anyone who deals with the public and teaches the skills and techniques of service professionalism. Participants will come away with a good understanding of the importance of excellent service and develop the skills to communicate more effectively with the public. WorldHost Training Services was launched as the SuperHost program in 1985, offering customer service training for Expo ‘86 in Vancouver. Since then, the program has expanded, evolved and rebranded as WorldHost. They have become the standard for customer service excellence in B.C., as well as an internationally recognized leader in training for the tourism industry. “The Chamber has been offeringWorldHost training for more than a decade and hundreds — if not thousands — of people in the Comox Valley have completed this program over the years,” explains Chamber president and CEO Dianne Hawkins. “Both businesses and individuals may become WordHost Certified. Last year, for example,

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD COMOX VALLEY’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER Publisher: Joanna Ross Editor: Mark Allan Ph: 250-338-5811 / Fax: 250-338-5568 / Classified: 250-310-3535 A division of Black Press Ltd. 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com The Comox Valley Record is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Expecting ‘bad news budget’ Many Canadians who are paying attention are bracing themselves for the Stephen Harper government to start acting like fiscal Conservatives. In the words of Treasury Board president Tony Clement, the March 29 budget will herald the beginning of a culture shift in Ottawa from “spending enablers” to “cost containers.” Considering the effort and energy required for a culture shift in Ottawa is akin to moving Mount Washington to Comox, Clement is biting off a lot. Harper has tasked Clement to carve $4 billion to $8 billion annually from federal government expenses so the Tories can balance the books and maybe even reduce the debt of more than $800 billion. Resembling the Comox Valley Common Sense mantra, Clement is preaching to government workers to do their jobs “in an excellent way at less cost to the taxpayers.” This is sweet music to the ears of long-suffering taxpayers, yet 49 per cent in an Ipsos Reid poll of 1,012 adults are steeling themselves for a “bad news budget” from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Fifty-seven per cent don’t trust Harper’s Conservatives to make the “right choices” to ensure the budget is “fair and reasonable.” Some of this concern no doubt stems from recent overseas musings by Harper about reducing federal pension benefits for future seniors. More than two-thirds of survey respondents do not believe we need to sacrifice pensions to limit taxes or increase the retirement age to address increasing pension system costs. Harper, Clement and other senior government leaders have been readying us for an austere budget, but if they find savings at the expense of pensions, they might create an HST-style backlash that could last into the next election. Slashing public service jobs would provoke no small amount of grief from unions yet less than from Canadians outraged about pension reductions. A million analogies to Greece might not be enough to save the Tories in the next election. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Twenty-two per cent said they will be better prepared the next time we have a power outage. Next week: Are you upset about alleged robocall election fraud in Vancouver Island North? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Not everyone can say they’re a world champion. Congratulations to 19 Wing firefighter Kyle Croxall, who won the Red Bull Crashed Ice world championship.

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Private care not just for rich Dear editor, How disappointed I was to read your opinion of how having choices in health care is somehow a “privilege for the wealthy,” and how it “violates the Canada Health Act.” Curious that you made no mention of how the government health authorities continue to violate the same act on a much larger scale by denying comprehensiveness (covering all services), denying reasonable access (ridiculous wait times and conditions), and underfunding of payments to hospitals/health care providers to cover the cost of the health care delivered. If our health care was being delivered efficiently, effectively, and actually as the Canada Health Act describes, private services would have no business. I know several individuals that felt they had to choose to pay over and above their taxes for their health care (MRI, paying privately for physiotherapy, going out of country for care, or paying for private surgery in Canada) when the government chose to violate the Canada

These individuals do not own yachts, winter in exotic lands, or fit the definition of ‘wealthy’ by any stretch. I am almost certain that they make no more than you do, Mr. Allan.

Health Act. They paid thousands and thousands of dollars in taxes for their health care (and the health care of others) all their working life thinking that it would access them care when they needed it. They waited along with all the others because for a long time it was all they could do. These individuals do not own yachts, winter in exotic lands, or fit the definition of “wealthy” by any stretch. I am almost certain that they make no more than you do, Mr. Allan. The cost of their entire treatment to return to health cost them less than a two-week holi-

day in Mexico. And it was done in about the same time. All the while, they continued to pay taxes so that others can continue to wait in a now shorter line. How criminal. The bigger question, I would offer, is just what will the VIHA do with all those people who hopefully will have had their wait time shortened for MRI, and now know their diagnosis and what they need for treatment. Where will they go then? Will they be able to see a specialist within a year? Will they have access to an appropriately funded hospital for care in a reasonable timeframe? Oh that’s right, 20 years and we are still waiting for a regional hospital on the North Island. In your editorial, you stated that having a choice violates the Canada Health Act, “yet there it is and everybody acts like it isn’t.” I would argue that our current system more seriously violates the Canada Health Act, as there it isn’t and everybody acts like it is. Barbara Mellin, RN, Comox

Timely MRI helped her husband Dear editor, It was with some interest I read your editorial in the Comox Valley Record on March 21 — Two tiers for everyone to see. Four years ago, my husband required an MRI sooner rather than later as he had a serious back injury, which was preventing him from any sort of quality of life, let alone work. We went to the private clinic in Courtenay and had the MRI performed, so that, if we got lucky enough to see a specialist at least this task was complete. We did not have the funds to pay for it and fortunately a relative lent us the money to do so.

This test was paramount in the diagnosis of my husband’s condition as well as the assistance it brought to the specialist. Paying for the test ourselves was always about speeding up the system so that my husband could recover from his injury, which required surgery and four years of rehabilitation. We came off the waiting list and someone moved up and that is a good thing no matter what your annual income. If we had to do it again I would beg or borrow that money to do it if I could not pay for it myself because either I or someone I love needs it. I would like someone to hon-

estly give me the statistics on what would happen if those who could afford it paid for it and for those who can’t afford don’t. Would the wait list actually become smaller? I know of at least a dozen people who have had MRIs done privately, without question, and it was not about them being rich, it was about being proactive about their health and moving things along in a horribly flawed medical system in an advanced country where people don’t get the care they require when they require it. Angela Barry, Royston


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Taxpayer demanding accountability from CVEDS this age of technolwas from March 2011. Dear editor, ogy and most people I presume none of the I am a taxpayer travelling with their extremely well-paid who is irate over the mobile devices, how already-bloated budget staff know how to many visitors will not of CVEDS (Comox Val- update a website. already have booked Several years ago ley Economic Develtheir accommodation CVEDS took over the opment Society), and and activities prior to responsibility of destiappalled to read of the nation marketing from arriving in the area? latest increase. Seriously, do you the now-defunct CVT As a widow on a really expect enough (Comox Valley Tourfixed income, I am people to stop in at ism), the idea being constantly looking at that site to generthat this would be ways to live within my ate enough revenue more cost-efficient and means, as I’m sure are to even come close to better for the tourism many other taxpayers. meeting costs? industry. Have the politicians Other questions In their last year who endorsed this and concerns I feel all of operation (2007), budget increase lost taxpayers need clear CVT had received less complete touch with answers to: than $100,000. It was who they are elected • A full accounting not feasible for CVT to represent? Or do of expenditures, details to continue with this they feel that because and outcomes they are early in of destination their terms that marketing trips they do not have CVEDS is stating that by staff to worry about they have budgeted $390,000 taken and directors consequences? for staff costs. In looking at in the past five This is not years. Yes, this the first time their website, I see listed a is a small town that people have total of six staff. How does — word gets expressed conaround. There cerns about how one get hired onto this gravy seems to have CVEDS funds train? been a lot of are spent. Why travel at taxpaydo these conlevel of funding and ers’ expense and we cerns continue to fall the board made the taxpayers need to see on deaf ears? difficult decision to the cost-benefit analyAs a former DND cease operating. sis. pay officer, I underWhat happened to • What are the stand accountability. the promise of cost-efperformance metrics As a taxpayer I now of this destination feel a full audit is over- ficiency and improved tourism promotions? marketing? I have my due. I am asking my Given the astronomical suspicions that these regional director, Jim increase in the CVEDS trips are considered Gillis, for answers. As budget since 2008, perks. Prove me wrong a person with forensic perhaps the function of before even thinking audit experience I’d of gouging me for more love to see these books! destination marketing should be put out to tax dollars. CVEDS is stating public tender? • How much that they have budUntil this year the employment and geted $390,000 for CV Chamber provided investment has been staff costs. In looking tourism information created as a direct at their website, I see services for somewhere result of CVEDS in the listed a total of six around $100,000. I past five years? Give staff. believe this included specific examples. How does one get wages, rent and utili• Do the tourism hired onto this gravy ties. operators feel they are train? An average of We are told that the getting value for the $66,000 per person is a cost to pay the manmoney being spent? pretty lucrative salary. agement company to Once again — rememWhat exactly are the operate the new visiber this is a very small job descriptions that tor centre is $236,000. town. warrant this remuThis is in addition to Taxpayers and neration? other expected overbusiness owners, both While on the heads, bank charges, small and large, have CVEDS website I also and insurance totalling all had to do belt tightnoticed that they still ening over the past few have a directory listing $120,000. I have to wonder years. This publicly called Olympic Opporabout the economic funded organization tunities. And under benefits of this new should be no different. News at a Glance the visitor centre. Given Politicians, please most recent posting

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Buses gladly subsidized Dear editor, Friends, Comox Valleyites, countrymen — lend me your ears! I come to praise local transit, not to bury it. I applaud the improvements to our local bus system with the introduction of express service to Comox. I hope that will increase ridership in our system and the new route will

be justified at the end of the trial period. We have reason to be proud of our transit system, being one of the fastestgrowing in B.C. With the increasing cost of fuel, there will be more people who can no longer afford to drive their vehicles and the transit option will be available for them. The nature of public transportation is

not a profit-making operation so it must be heavily subsidized through our taxes – I, for one, am only too happy that the transit system is supported through my taxes. I encourage those who have never rode on our local buses to give it a try. We have the friendliest bus drivers you’ll find anyplace. C. Olsen, Courtenay

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Mining creates good jobs their children here, left the Island and now live in northern B.C. where the whole family is gainfully employed in mining. My friend went from being a baker in a grocery store to driving a 240-tonne truck (the same truck as I did starting out in my mining career). The Raven Coal

there looking for a future in the mining industry. I had a great job at Quintette, and so did my husband. When operations ceased there, we moved back to Campbell River, where he still works in the mining industry. I have friends who when they realized there were no jobs for

Dear editor, I come from a mining family. I was a summer student in a mine before college. I was delighted to get work just out of school that paid a decent wage. In the early 1980s, I lived in Campbell River and was not happy with the work I was able to find. I heard that they were hiring women at Quintette Coal in Tumbler Ridge, so I moved

Project won’t be built without environmental standards being met, and it’s the catalyst for economic diversity in the Comox Valley and region. The jobs and spinoff jobs and benefits it will bring will help to keep young families in the area with good pay. Mary Ann Castle, Campbell River

Caring hospital staff saved Nanny Dear editor, On the morning of April 1 last year, my mother had a virus attack her heart and send her into cardiac arrest. I am happy to report that my mom has recovered and is doing well. Besides my father’s quick response with CPR, her recovery was only possible because of the incredible care she received from the paramedics and the ER/ICU staff at St. Joe’s. Not only did my mother receive top-notch medical

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PICTURE WEEK Eaglecam still in the works OF THE

CAUGHT IN THE ACT This bruin in the woods near Sayward clearly wasn’t expecting to be photographed by a visitor from Courtenay. Send your entries for Picture of the Week to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com. PHOTO BY CATHERINE HUFNAGEL

The Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society (HEGPS) plans to bring the famous Hornby Island eagles back to the Internet. Hornby eagles were first broadcast to the world in 2006 by Doug Carrick and the Hancock Wildlife Foundation (HWF). HEGPS broadcast the cam in association with Carrick for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. Carrick broadcast the cam with HWF for a short period in the fall of 2011 before retiring the cam. The society had hoped to have a nestcam in Simms Park in Courtenay this season. However, that project had to be put on hold late in January. HEGPS then looked into options for a cam that could be in place for this season without disturbing any nesting eagles. The search led to an opportunity to cam the Hornby eagles. HEGPS is pleased that it can bring the new Hornby eaglecam to the Internet this season and will continue to work to bring a nestcam to the Comox Valley area. The Hornby eagles have nested in the same tree since 1989 and have successfully fledged 20 eaglets. Their many thousands of fans worldwide have been eager to continue to follow

THIS LOOKS LIKE a vulture, but it’s really an eagle. PHOTO BY GLORIA FOLK their lives. This season they will be treated to a different view of the nest. A new cam system, mounted high in a neighbouring tree, is expected to give viewers a new look at the eagles and their environs. The cam is a PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) which will be operated remotely. The cam placement will allow viewers to see the territory

in which the eagles live, all from a “bird’s eye” perspective. The cam may not provide the viewers with the extreme closeups of the prior cam, but should allow for more observation of the eagles’ activities. The society anticipates that viewers will be able to see the location of the birds when not in the nest, as the cam will be able to zoom in on nearby perch trees. If the eagles raise eaglets, viewers may be able to see where an eaglet goes on its first flight! The new cam will provide the opportunity to continue to observe and document the Hornby eagles, adding to the knowledge of their species. The new Hornby cam will be available at the HEGPS website www.hornbyeagles. com as well as on Ustream. The society’s interactive forum, www.ournaturezone. com, provides updates, photos, videos, and discussions about the Hornby eagles, as well as other topics. The nestcam is projected to go live later this month. The HEGPS forum, website, and facebook page will have updates as the date nears. Please direct inquiries to pr@hornbyeagles.com. — Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society

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put in another week mixing it. “We don’t have a name for the CD yet,” he says. “Each CD seems to take on a life of its own once we start recording. Often what happens in the studio is different than what we think it will be. And the title comes out of that.” Drummond is well-known as a freelance guitarist and has toured North America and the U.K. with a variety of artists, playing everything from jazz to rock, R&B and roots. He’s also appeared on highprofile national TV and radio

programs and shared stages at festivals, theatres and clubs with world-class musicians. He studied classical guitar and is a graduate of the jazz performance program at Mount Royal University in Calgary. When not touring or recording, he shares his 20 years of hands-on experience in the music industry by teaching guitar. Local music lovers have sampled Drummond’s musicianship at the Georgia Straight Jazz Society’s Thursday night jazz sessions

and at Martine’s Bistro in Comox. This summer Drummond will teach guitar at Courtenay Youth Music Centre and he and John Hyde will play several times at the Filberg Festival. Sinistrio has performed once before at Joe’s Garage to a sell-out crowd, so advance tickets to the March 30 gig are advised. Tickets, in advance, are at Bop City Records and at the door. For more information about Sinistrio, visit www.sinistriomusic.com.

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PIANIST SARAH HAGEN will be joined by cellist Ariel Barnes in the final Mattina Musica concert of the series April 2 at the Sid Williams PHOTO BY BRIAN WALWORK Theatre.

Praised by the Vancouver Sun for “his luscious tone and technical prowess,” acclaimed Canadian cellist Ariel Barnes returns to the Sid Williams Theatre on Monday morning, April 2. Joining him on the stage for the fourth and final concert in this season’s Mattina Musica series will be pianist Sarah Hagen. Selected as one of six cellists across the nation by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Barnes recently recorded J.S. Bach’s D minor suite for CBC’s new online streaming project The Portal. Actively involved in the creation of 21st century art music, his new project Couloir, with harpist Heidi Krutzen, focuses on the development of new works and interdisciplinary collaboration. An ardent chamber musician, Barnes is a former member of the Borealis String Quartet and Trio Accord, and has collaborated with many fine artists such as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Musica Intima, Jonathan Crow and Martin Chalifour.

From the Comox Valley, pianist Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Since her recent move last summer to an artist loft in one of Vancouver’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, Hagen has become deeply

involved with intricate projects inspired by urban vitality. Comrades on and off the stage, Barnes and Hagen are thrilled to play together again, sharing a passion for seeking out the heartfelt meaning of each note and fusing the cello and piano into one musical entity. Their program includes

Beethoven’s fifth Sonata for piano and cello as well as Debussy’s Cello Sonata. Coffee and tea is served at 10 a.m. and music begins at 10:30. For more information on the Mattina Musica series and other performances, visit www. sidwilliamstheatre.com or call 250-338-2430. — Sarah Hagen

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Pals helping Kytami Violinist Kytami will debut her new solo release with some musical friends. Kytami is perhaps Canada’s most diverse and engaging fiddle player. Kytami bounds between classical and fiddle styles and matches them to heavy bass and electronic dance beats, creating a high-energy show that packs dance floors and melts minds. With her abilities, style and devilish smile, she has won over audience after audience, appearing at most major festivals across Canada and in the Western U.S. as well as performing in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany and Dubai. Kytami has appeared on albums by The Swollen Members, Sweatshop Union and The Rebel Spell and has also cowritten two albums and toured extensively with the multicultural, award-winning band Delhi 2 Dublin. This year Kytami dropped her own self-titled album, which she co-wrote and co-produced with Steven Mek and was recorded in Toronto over the spring and summer of 2011. The album features guest appearances by vocalists geneva.b, Mista Chatman, Ndidi Cascade and OSC. Kytami will be joined at the Wave by Georgia Murray and Ashleigh Eymann. Georgia was recently chosen as one of Canada’s top eight bands competing for a recording

contract and $100,000 on CBC’s Cover Me Canada and just won the 2011 Times-Colonist’s Fan Favourite music award. Georgia is an incredibly engaging and emotional performer and has opened for acts such as KRS One, Talib Kweli, Jurassic 5, K-OS, Shad and the Canadian Tenors amongst others. She has performed privately for Warren Buffet, Michelle Pfeiffer and William Shatner, sang anthems for numerous NHL and NBA teams and has played many of Victoria and Vancouver’s best live venues with a sound labelled alternative/soul. ET Canada has called her “Canada’s own sweet-singing sensation” and she was chosen as The Province’s Monthly Musical Pick twice in the past year. Eymann is a soul-singin’, rap-slingin’ multi-instrumentalist and collaborative artist and one of the fortunate PEAK Performance Project’s Top 20 for 2011. Ashleigh’s style and expertise has garnered her attention from the who’s who of the B.C. hip-hop scene. She has worked with Jeff Spec, Just B, Ishkan, Moka Only & Fatty Down to name a few. As a member of the hip-hop collective group, the Current (DJ Murge, Ishkan, JustB), Ashleigh has performed in Vancouver and across Vancouver Island and has opened for many artists including Jurassic

5, Brother Ali, One Self (DJ Vadim, Yarah Bravo, Blu Rum), and the Beatnuts. These incredible female performers will be joined by Victoria’s own legendary hip-hop DJ D Whiz. D Whiz has rocked shows alongside the biggest names in the DJ world including Mixmaster Mike, A-Trak (Kanye West), Lil’Jaz (Nelly Furtado), DJ Wax, DJ Cash Money, DJ Jam (Snoop Dogg), Roc Raida and more. He has opened for the Beatnuts, Ice T, Blackalicious, Pharcyde, KRS One, Jully Black, Maestro Fresh Wes and Kardinal Offishall to name a few. D Whiz produced and DJ’d many of Victoria’s most popular college and commercial hip hop radio shows alongside his partner Degree One and won numerous remix contests as well as placing second in the Vancouver Island DMC’s. D Whiz also appeared on CBC’s Cover Me Canada as a part of Georgia Murray’s band and is currently Georgia’s producer and co-writer. For more information on the artists, visit www.georgiamurray.net, www.kytami.ca and www.ashleigheymann.com. Tickets are available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phone (250-336-8322). Doors open March 30 at 9:30 p.m. — Cumberland Village Works

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Bluesman Buie at Joe’s Victoria native originally inspired by Albert Collins Vancouver-based guitarist, singer and songwriter Jason Buie will perform at Joe’s Garage on Saturday, March 31. Since the age of 16, he has honed his skill as a premium blues performer. Over the past 14 years he has been playing throughout Canada, the USA and Japan. Along the way he has shared the stage with such artists as blues legend Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, the Jeff Healey Band, John Mayall, Powder Blues Band, Big Dave Mclean, Jimmy D. Lane, Wild T, Johnny Ferriera and Jerry Doucette. With the release of his critically acclaimed CD Urban Blues, his profile continues to grow. Jason’s second CD Live at the Blue Gator was released in 2009. Jason did spring and fall European tours in 2009 with great success. Jason was born and raised in Victoria. As an adolescent he explored the roots of American blues along with other forms of music that spawned from it. Growing up in an artistic home, Jason had the freedom to explore his passion and talent. His love for the blues really blossomed when he witnessed Albert Collins in concert at 15 years old. “I worked at the local grocery store and I borrowed one of the older guy’s ID to get into the show.

Albert was amazing; there will never be anyone like him.” From that point on Buie was hooked. Jason has taken his influences and sculpted them into a style of his own. His music remains a well-seasoned gumbo of blues, funk, rock and soul with influences that originate in the southern states and inner cities of America. Jason’s from-the-heart vocals and fiery guitar work combined with a charismatic stage presence have caused listeners and critics to take notice. His passion and honesty always comes through in his live shows. Urban Blues reflects Jason’s love of various blues styles from uptown horn arrangements, funk, Texas shuffles, and traditional blues. Two of Jason’s songs have also been featured on Vancouver’s crime drama TV show Cold Squad. Tickets are limited and available at Bop City Records in Courtenay or on a first-come basis at the door. Joe’s Garage is a restaurant venue with limited seating. The kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8:30. Reserved seating is for dinner patrons only. View the menu online at www. joeson5th.ca. Book dinner reservations at milo@joeson5th.ca or call 250-702- 6456 for information. — Joe’s Garage

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PRETTY IN PINK Elle Woods (played by Montana Van Velzen) and her dog Chutney find “pretty in pink” does not impress the other students at Harvard Law School. Find out how it all changes, however, when you attend a performance of Vanier’s musical Legally Blonde at the Mark Isfeld Secondary School theatre. Performances begin March 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. with a matinee Saturday at 2. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY

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Whatever the secret of longevity is, 54-40 knows it One of the most important popular music groups to emerge from the Canadian cultural landscape performs March 31 in Courtenay. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, 54-40 is booked at the Sid Williams Theatre. The band has a lengthy catalogue of hit songs, including Assoholic, She-La, Miss You, Baby Ran, I Go Blind and Ocean Pearl. Led by Neil Osborne, 54-40 has carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances. From their first gig on New Year’s Eve 1981 at the Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret, 54-40 has its roots in Vancouver. They were immersed in the MuchMusic video craze of the 1990s and the growing digital worlds of CDs, MP3s, and websites. They have embraced it all, now releasing their very own mobile phone application. 54-40 is the winner of the Western Canadian Music Awards Hall of Fame Award (2011) along with numerous other awards and almost a dozen Top-10 hit singles. For more information on this evolutionary group, visit www.5440. com. The Eagle 97.3 FM, Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Gee Dan Productions present 54-40 on March 31 at the Sid Williams Theatre.

Tickets are on sale at the Sid Williams Theatre box office. Charge by phone (250-3382430), toll free (1-866898-8499) or online at

www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is at 7:30. — Rock.It Boy Entertainment

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May 7 - 9 Acrylic Painting: The Positives of Negative Space See with the right side of your brain and develop your own style with various gels, mediums and transparent glazing techniques.

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Tessmann next at the Avalanche Come down to the Avalanche on March 27 to enjoy a set of the Pamela Tessmann Trio. There is live music every Tuesday at the Avalanche, hosted by the Jilli Martini Band. Things have caught on and Tuesdays are hopping busy at the Avalanche. Music starts at 8 with the house band, then the guest will play a set in the middle. The house band will play a closing set, wrapping things up at 11. A product of the Comox Valley, Pamela was inspired by her father and other Valley musicians at a very early age. Years of musical training led her to study vocal jazz at Capilano College in North

Vancouver. Whether backed by her full band or solo, her polished vocals are enhanced by her lyrical creativity and talent behind a guitar or piano. Pamela loves the thrill of connecting with an attentive audience. “The music that I sing is loaded with interactive, engrossing melodies and rhythms. I love it when people are able to groove with it or be mesmerized by it.” With multiple compilation albums and a solo album entitled Maybe under her belt, Pamela is currently recording an EP album. For more about her, www.pamelatessmann. com. — Jilli Martini Showcase

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Ken Schultz has written stories since he was old enough to hold a pencil and has always dreamed of writing a full-length novel. He moved to the Comox Valley from Calgary just over two years ago to have more free time to pursue his passion for writing. The Song of the Defiler is the first in a series of books in progress that are the culmination of a dream made possible by his move to the Valley. His angst-filled teen years led him into the realm of poetry, however The Lord of the Rings caught his imagination in high school and the fantasy genre became, and remains,

his favourite story medium. The Song of the Defiler is fantasy novel set in a world where a bitter war has raged between the Abrhaani and the Eniila for generations. Both cultures are so busy trying to destroy each other that they do not notice that an ancient evil has awakened. Ken will read from The Song of the Defiler this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Courtenay Library at 300 Sixth St. This is a free event and open to all. For more information, call the library at 250-334-3369. — Courtenay Library

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New CD for Luke Throw on your coonskin cap, gumboots and plaid on March 31 and head down to the Flying Canoe West Coast Pub to celebrate the release of Luke Blu Guthrie’s newest record Routes & Blu. A locally grown and harvested effort (and recorded mostly live) this album features some exceptional local talent. Several tracks from the record have already seen radio play and the fan response to the album has been fantastic, says LBG. Several friends/ musicians will jam

with Luke on the 31st including Corwin Fox on banjo, Anela Kahiamoe on guitar, Blaine Dunaway on violin, Jim Guthrie on bass and Jenn Forsland on vocals. Prizes will be given away for best Canadian roots costumes. Need ideas? Check out the window display at Too Good To Be Threw in Courtenay for inspiration. Luke’s past two records are also available on iTunes. Check out lukebluguthrie.com for news and dates. — Luke Blu Guthrie

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COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE’S production of Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell includes the women taking a break from their war effort. Janet (Lynn Hodge) plays an old favourite. Catherine (Susan Bradshaw), Eve (Krista Wood), and Margaret (Sharon Pridham) join in, but Marta (Kymme Patrick) stands apart. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY Humpherys is passionate about this play. “It is so much part of Canadian history,” she says. “There are still so many people who

lived the lives of these women.” With detailed period costumes by Gail Limber and an evocative sound design by Chuck

Massey, this play is not only perfect for its time, but is timeless. Here in the Comox Valley, families still wait during war.

They still live day by day hoping that no news will come. They know all too well that in wartime, what comes as news is all too often news they have dreaded. Waiting for the

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SIMPLE ELEGANCE (left) and Companionship are two photos you can expect to see at the second annual ImageFest being presented this Saturday by the Comox Valley Camera Club.

Images on display ImageFest 2012, the second annual slideshow produced by the Comox Valley Camera Club, will fill the screen at the Sid Williams Theatre on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Slideshows ranging from international architecture to local vistas and from remote views to cityscapes will be showcased. Print displays, refreshments and door prizes will round out the evening. Tickets are available online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or at the Sid box office. Further information is available on the camera club’s website at www.comoxvalleycameraclub.org. — Comox Valley Camera Club

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There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover — many Valley residents know these words and have sung them to their children and grandchildren. Courtenay Little Theatre’s production of Waiting of the Parade by John Murrell includes that classic and several others. In this award-winning play, five Canadian women live through the First World War on the homefront. They have husbands and sons far away, but face their separation with determination and courage. As members of the Calgary Red Triangle Hostesses, they prepare meals, roll bandages, and pack parcels, all the time supporting each other with laughter, tears, song and dance. Director Kirstin

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RICHARD THOMPSON (LEFT) and Anela Kahiamoe are on a musical crusade to raise the profile of the ukulele in the Comox Valley.

Ukulele lovers, rejoice Tiptoe through the tulips each week at Joe’s Garage It’s a musical tsunami! The humble ukulele is literally flying off the walls of music shops everywhere and into the hands of eager players! Now it’s time for all you Comox Valley ukulele players to gather in one place, bring your tunes, bring your voices and bring your good cheer. Starting on March 29, Anela Kahiamoe, a well-known Valley musician, and co-host Richard Thompson, former owner of Sound Advice Music Shop, will present a regular night of ukulele madness. The ukutorium (that’s Ukulele for location) is Joe’s Garage on Fifth Street in Courtenay, starting at 8 p.m. No experience is necessary, as there will be a Ukulele 101 class offered for any newcomers to this instru-

ment. No instrument is easier to master — the ukulele can be played in a matter of hours for simple tunes or taken to the most complex level of stringed instruments. Never think for a moment that the ukulele is limited to Hawaiian music — no genre of music is sacred. Check out Corktown Ukulele Jam (www. torontoukes.com) and sample the variety of styles offered. The format for the evening is a warmup song played and sung by the entire group. Next will be the workshop portion of the evening when one of your charming talented hosts will introduce a new song. The group will learn and perform the song within the first hour, then take a break to trade tall ukulele stories of the one that got away. After the break, an open stage will take place for those that would like to present

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HAPPENING ONGOING AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL jam night every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Comedy night on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 9 p.m. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-331-0334. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three exhibits run until April 20. FMI: 250-338-6211, www.comoxvalleyartgallery. com or Facebook fan page called Comox Valley Art Gallery. CORRE ALICE GALLERY in Cumberland at 2781 Dunsmuir Ave. Hours 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. WOMANCENTRIC runs until March 29. FMI: 250-400-4099. ELKS HALL in Courtenay offers open mic Wednesdays, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-334-2512. GATEHOUSE BISTRO AND GALLERY in Cumberland. FMI: Betty Boyle at 778-4280530 or the Bistro at 250336-8099. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox host to Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. JOE’S GARAGE features Anela Kahiamoe and Richard Thompson in ukulele nights Thursdays at 8 p.m. KAFFE KLATCH BISTRO on Denman Island features art by Jane Venter until March 31. KING GEORGE HOTEL Pleasure Craft Theatre presents Star Quest! The legendary live improvised soap opera happens Monday nights until May at 7 p.m. in Cumberland. All ages. Admission by donation. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. MUIR ART GALLERY open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 440 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trashart Challenge April 5 to 28. Entry deadline April 3. FMI: www.comoxvalleyarts. org. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY in Comox open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. at 1729 Comox Ave. Members’ show on now. FMI: www. pearlellisgallery.com. POTTERS PLACE in Courtenay open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work by Airport Elementary students on exhibit. FMI: www.thepottersplace.ca or 250-334-4613. WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends runs every Thursday, no cover. Visit www.waverleyhotel.ca. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ, bassist Tim Croft plays duets with different musicians in various genres Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anderson Jazz Syndicate performs on the last Friday of each month. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 23 HARPDOG BROWN and GRAHAM GUEST at Joe’s Garage, show at 8:30 p.m. FMI: Milo at 250-702-6456 or joeson5th.ca. ROCKY MOUNTAIN REBEL MUSIC at Waverley Hotel. Tickets at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. LENSMEN at Zocalo Café.

Saturday, March 24 COMOX VALLEY CAMERA CLUB presents Imagefest 2012 at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: www. sidwilliamstheatre.com, 250338-2430 or www.comoxvalleycameraclub.org.

PANTUSO DANCE performs Spring Fling at Native Sons Hall. Tickets must be preordered d d no llater than h March h 16 by e-mailing pantusodance@shaw.ca or buying at 2659 Moray Pl. in Courtenay. JIM MOFFATT at Joe’s Garage. Tickets at Bop City or at the door if available. FMI: Milo at 250-702-6456 or joeson5th.ca. TONY MARTIN, CLIVE POWSEY and GORDON GREENOUGH in Art Talk at Comox Valley Art Gallery, 2 p.m. Admission free or by donation.

Sunday, March 25 ABBAMANIA and Nite FeverThe Bee Gees at Sid Williams Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre. com. KEN SCHULTZ reads from his book, Courtenay Library, 2 p.m. FMI: 250-334-3369.

Tuesday, March 27 PAMELA TESSMANN and JILLI MARTINI perform at Avalanche Bar and Grill. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Friday, March 30 BALLET VICTORIA at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre. com or 250-338-2430. KYTAMI at Waverley Hotel with special guests. Tickets at Bop City, Waverley Hotel or 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. SINISTRIO at Joe’s Garage, 8 p.m. Tickets at Bop City Records and at the door.

Saturday, March 31 54-40 at Sid Williams Theatre. doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30. Tickets at Sid box office or online at www. sidwilliamstheatre.com. JASON BUIE at Joe’s Garage. Dinner from 6:30 p.m., show at 8:30. FMI: milo@joeson5th. ca or 250-702- 6456 LUKE GUTHRIE hosts CD release party at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub. FMI: www. lukebluguthrie.com.

Sunday, April 1 Carnage opens Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Spring Film Series, Rialto Theatre, 5 p.m. FMI: www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or 250-3386211.

Monday, April 2 SARAH HAGEN and ARIEL BARNES in final Mattina Musica concert of season, Sid Williams Theatre. Coffee and tea at 10 a.m., music at 10:30. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or 250338-2430.

Thursday, April 5 TODD BUTLER, DOUG COX, JOHN MUNDY and AMANDA USHER present a night of Beatles songs, Cumberland Hotel, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Cumberland Hotel.

Saturday, April 7 DAYNA MANNING and RYAN McMAHON at Joe’s Garage. Show starts at 8:30. Tickets at Bop City Records or $20 at the door if available. FMI: www.joeson5th.ca.

Tuesday, April 10 DIANA BRAITHWAITE and CHRIS WHITELEY at Cumberland Hotel. Tickets at hotel. FMI: 250-336-8844.

Friday, April 13 COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents Waiting for the Parade at Sid Williams Theatre. Performances April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m., matinee April 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams Theatre.

Friday, April 27 RON JAMES at Sid Williams Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office or phone 250-338-2430, ext. 1.


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Film series starts with Carnage

CLIVE POWSEY, TONY Martin and Gordon Greenhough (left to right) will speak in an Art Talk this Saturday at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

Trio presenting Art Talk The Comox Valley Art Gallery invites you to an afternoon Art Talk from 2 to 3 p.m. this Saturday in the main exhibition space. Exhibiting artists Clive Powsey (Cumberland), Tony Martin (Courtenay) and Gordon Greenhough (Comox) will give a talk and slideshow concerning their process, materials and subject matter. The three artists are currently showing their distinct style of watercolour paintings in the CVAG Community Gallery. Opening to a packed crowd a few weeks ago, this exhibition displays Powsey’s ethereal mountain landscapes, Martin’s colourful photo-realistic urban scenes and Greenhough’s light and shadow-filled depictions of natural locales. Greenhough is a graduate of the University of Calgary, where he pursued his career in Education and Fine Arts. For 27 years, he taught fine arts to secondary students in Calgary. Tony Martin was educated at St. Martin’s School of Art (now Central St. Martin’s) and Alberta College of Art (Post Grad Painting), and recently retired as director/

curator of the Comox Valley Art Gallery after 19 years. Powsey studied drawing, painting and printmaking at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1980 and has exhibited his work regularly since 1981 in group and solo exhibitions. He has also worked in animated

film and television with screen credits as an art director and background artist/stylist). Admission is free or by donation. CVAG is located in downtown Courtenay at 580 Duncan Ave. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

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The stars will be out this spring. David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski, Lynne Ramsay, Michael Fassbender, Jodie Foster, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, John C. Reilly, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet will all be part of the Spring Film Series presented by the Comox Valley Art Gallery and the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit. Films for the Spring Film Series are: • Carnage: April 1. Director: Roman Polanski. Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz. Year: 2011. Run Time: 80 mins. Country: USA. Language: English. Rated: R. Genre: Drama, Comedy. Adapted from Yasmina Reza’s 2009 Tony-winning play God of Carnage, and featuring a top-notch cast, Carnage is a captivating and explosively comic study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct. • A Dangerous Method: April 15. Director:

David Cronenberg. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley. Year: 2011. Runtime: 93 mins. Country: Germany/Canada. Language: English. Rated: R. Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama. Sharp-witted dialogue and a pristine setting add a refined tone to a film that explores the anything but civilized depths of human desire. Set in Vienna on the eve of the First World War, the film explores the complex relationship between novice psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud. • We Need To Talk About Kevin: April 29. Director: Lynne Ramsay. Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller. Year: 2011. Runtime: 112 mins. Country: U.K., USA. Language: English. Rated: R. Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama. A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ram-

All films are at the Rialto Theatre on Sundays at 5 p.m. and are fundraisers for the Comox Valley Art Gallery. For updates and more information on the films, visit www. comoxvalleyartgallery. com or call 250-3386211. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

say’s We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller).

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TAKE US ALONG

A SURFING SAFARI for Donna and Tracy Clair in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua included a copy of the Comox Valley Record.

CHARLOTTE DAVIES POSES with a copy of the Record outside the Maui Ocean Center while visiting Maui with her G’Jo.

WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING THE NEWS, readers of the Comox Valley Record are number one. They enjoy packing a copy of their favourite hometown newspaper with them as they travel the globe to celebrate special occasions, visit friends and family, enjoy a relaxing vacation or see some of the world’s many historical and geographical landmarks. Take us along on your next trip and send your photo to sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com. or drop it off at our office.

THE FORBES FAMILY took the Record with them to East Africa. Rob, Coral, Elliot, Heather and Kelly Forbes are seen with guide Stevo and cook Joseph at Lake Nakura, Kenya.

AFTER RV’ING TO the deep south, Gerry and Anna Turcotte picked up a Caribbean cruise when they took their favourite paper ashore in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Willis showcasing football skills at Senior Bowl Earle Couper Record Staff

Sometimes statistics don’t tell the whole story. Sometimes they do. A shining example of the latter is the remarkable stats of Connor Willis, who is set to play in the Football BC 2012 Senior Bowl game on Saturday. Willis is capping a terrific three-year stint as running back for the G.P. Vanier Towhees and will be showcasing his high-energy talents to university and pro scouts tomorrow at the high school football showcase in Langley. The versatile 17-yearold, who has also played rugby for Canada, has amassed stats that already have caught the attention of coaches at UBC and SFU. In 10 games this year at running back, Willis had 143 carries for 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns. As a kicker, he booted 29 pigskins for 1,439 yards and 10 touchbacks. Want more? He caught seven passes for 149 yards and two TDs. He also kicked field goals, punts and PATs, returned kicks, and had 40 tackles and one sack playing middle linebacker. “In the previous two seasons, Connor was the leading rusher in the league at the SV and JV level,” said Dean Wyatt, Vanier head coach and offensive coordinator who has played a major role in advancing Willis’ career. “He averaged 16 TDs per season and had a yardsper-carry average of just over 8.5 He is an all-round spectacular athlete who leads by example and is not afraid to carry the weight of the team squarely on his shoulders.” Wyatt notes Willis was the Towhees’ captain for the last three seasons and the recipient of the MVP award as well as the Raider

CONNOR WILLIS (#28) got to hoist the holy grail of Canadian football earlier this year when the B.C. Lions brought the Grey Cup to the Comox Valley. Cup – the highest award the team gives for on-field leadership, scholastic study, community involvement and overall citizenship – each of those years. “Connor is 6-feet, 230pounds and is one of the most talented and coachable athletes I have ever had the privilege of working with in my 18-year career,” said Marc St. Jules, an international sports fitness consultant based in the Comox Valley. “I would be surprised if this hidden gem from Vanier is not the star of the (Senior Bowl) camp and comes home unsigned,” said St. Jules, who is the found-

He is an all-round spectacular ❝ athlete who leads by example and is not afraid to carry the weight of the team squarely on his shoulders.

er of Advanced Athletics Training Academy and Fitness Retreat and executive director of Athletes United International. St. Jules has been working with Willis for the past three weeks preparing him for the Senior Bowl and notes Willis is one of 80 athletes throughout the province selected to attend the March 20-24 camp.

Dean Wyatt

“Connor’s coach and friend Dean Wyatt, aka Big Poppa, approached me and said, ‘Marc, I want you to train this phenom athlete in preparation for the Senior Bowl.’ Dean is the Mother Teresa of minor football here in the Valley and is always doing what he can for the kids,” St. Jules said. Willis is quick to acknowl-

edge Wyatt for all his efforts on his behalf. “I could never get to where I am today as a rugby or football player if it wasn’t for many coaches helping me get better at both sports. But if it wasn’t for Dean there is no way I would ever be able to have played rugby or football at a high level. “Dean has paid for countless trips and has helped me and my family pay for many trips for rugby and football. Dean has also spent countless hours putting film together to send to colleges and universities. I can’t thank him enough for everything he has done for me.” Willis is definitely looking forward to playing the best football players in B.C. tomorrow. “I’m excited to be able to compare myself to players at an elite level. My goals are to start for the West team as running back or fullback and get the award for offensive MVP.” Willis was first known for his exploits on the rugby pitch, where his considerable skills (more stats: he runs a 4.71 40, has a vertical jump of 21 inches and a standing broad jump of seven-feet, nine inches) had him playing outside or inside centre for Team Canada’s U17 squad that toured California and England. So why the switch to football? “I love rugby and what is has done for me and where it’s taken me, but I have to say I enjoy football more. I love the 100 per cent offensive commitment to break tackles and score points as a running back. I’ve always enjoyed scoring touchdowns or trys more than stopping them, so running back is fantastic,” Willis said. “It was two friends in particular that really shoved me to football. Both Ben Marsh and Gavin McLean really pushed me towards

football and I can’t thank them enough,” said Willis. Marsh, who was also training with St. Jules for the past few weeks, is with Willis this week in Surrey. “Ben played defensive back for us but was selected as a receiver for the Senior Bowl because of his performance at the try-outs,” said Wyatt. “Very good for Ben and we are hoping that everything plays out well for him.” McLean is with Towhee rugby teammate Jordan de Graff competing in this weekend’s prestigious Hong Kong Sevens tournament. With his prodigious prep career behind him, Willis is looking to post-secondary football for the fall season. “I would love to play for either SFU or UBC, but I will be going wherever I can get the best scholarship,” he said. “I’ve talked to coaches at both schools and both show interest in having me play for their team. I am obviously very excited but I will have to prove myself at the Senior Bowl to secure a spot on either of their great teams. I’ve sent my transcripts and necessary information for them to check over, so it’s just a matter of them offering me something.” Wyatt notes Willis is a conscientious student who consistently scores in the 3.5 to 3.75 GPA while balancing sports and work. “Connor will be a shining star no matter where he plays, and with coaching at the next level his gameplaying ability will only improve. “His only flaw is lack of exposure to higher-level coaching, which comes from living where we do, but he is such a quick study the learning curve will be climbed very quickly and his play will be exemplary,” Wyatt added. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com


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Top players in town Easter Bunny squash tourney now in its 32nd year The Comox Valley Squash Club is hosting the 2012 Easter Bunny squash tournament March 22-25. More than 90 players from throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland have registered to play in this perennially popular event, now in its 32nd year. This year’s draw features many highly ranked men’s and women’s ‘A’ players, including No. 1 men’s seed Kevin Smith from Victoria and No. 1 women’s seed Kathryn

READY FOR ACTION Greg Phelps, Dr. Paul Helpard, Paul Ives and Al Perich are looking forward to the second annual Mayors’ Cup on March 24 at the Sports Centre.

Mayors’ Cup goes Saturday “So ALL Kids Can Play” is the theme of the second annual Mayors’ Cup hockey game. Fundraising for the Comox Valley chapter of KidSport is the focus for this year’s event to ensure that no kid is left on the sidelines due to financial barriers. The puck will drop at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena No. 1. Paul Ives will captain last year’s winning Comox team and once again challenge the rival Courtenay team captained by past-mayor Greg Phelps. They will be joined by event organizer Dr. Paul Helpard. Helpard is a local champion of children’s

charities, dedicating much of his personal and professional time to helping children. It was his vision of assisting children that lead to the creation of the Mayors Cup in 2011. The idea has taken off and has become an annual event that will alternate fundraising between CV KidSport and BC Children’s Hospital Cleft Palate program where Helpard works each month. Al Perich, chair of KidSport Comox Valley, is pleased to suit up and join the group on ice to raise awareness and much needed funds. The Comox Valley chapter of KidSport was founded in 2008

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remaining to win 10-9. The Crotch Kickers (3-5) won the other playoff semifinal by a 9-6 count over Shut Your 5-Hole (2-6). Registration is currently open for the CVSSC’s Spring Sports Leagues, which include beach volleyball, flag football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, slo-pitch

game by a 13-5 score to punch their ticket to the final, while the Trashers (7-1) won 14-9 over the Puck-Offs (4-4) to get there. The Blades of Steel and Puck-Offs will now face off for third place. Meanwhile, the Jets (2-6-1) made things interesting in the more recreational side of the playoff bracket, pushing the fifth-place 4th Liners (4-3-1) to a shootout before eventually losing in the sixth round by a final of 7-6. They then had a play-in with Champagne Showers (1-7) to stay in the playoffs, in which they climbed back from a three-goal deficit with minutes

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thank you to parent volunteer and Pewee Division manager Scott Cursley who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make the regular season and this season wind-up tournament the incredible Canadian hockey experience that it was.” Many of the visiting teams went out of their way to comment about the hospitality and sportsmanship of the Comox teams and how it made the tournament a welcoming

“One last huge thank you goes to the many businesses that sponsored the tournament with donations of gift baskets for raffles and advertisements in the tournament program. In the end, it was a weekend of fantastic hockey. Saanich took home the gold medal after a nail biter of a final game with local team the Thrifty Foods Thrashers.” The Thrashers had the lead for the first two periods on goals by Bradley Teasdale, a one-timer through traffic assisted by Marshall Pay, and a stinging slapshot from the point by Lukas Meertens. They were the only goals allowed by the stellar Saanich goalie during the entire tournament. The final score was 6-2 for the Braves. The bronze medal went to the Cowichan Valley Timberwolves. “Congratulations on the silver medal finish to the Thrashers and kudos to all the other Comox teams: Slegg Lumber Ninjas, Scotiabank Team Too, West-

experience that they will definitely return to next year. “This is a great compliment to the Comox teams, their volunteer coaching crew and team managers,” the spokesperson said. “An additional thank you goes to the unsung heroes of the games, the referees. These local youth and adults did a great job and there were many compliments around the quality of the games as a result of the officiating.

Betties hosting Pussycats The Brick House Betties are joining forces with a few of their friends to scrimmage against the Terminal City Rollergirls 2011 champions, the Faster Pussycats, this Sunday, March 25 at the Cumberland Recreation Institute. “We are honoured to have the opportunity to be on the track with this awesome team,” a local team spokesperson said. “The Brick House Betties and friends are expecting to learn a lot from the Faster Pussycats. Come on out and support your local derby team.”

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Province serves up $400,000 to fix tennis courts Record Staff The Town of Comox will receive $400,000 from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development’s Community Recreation Program to

help fund a project to revitalize tennis facilities at Anderton Park. The project, announced March 21 by the provincial government, will include reconstruction of four tennis courts, laying

Don McRae. “They do need some renovation. The mayor and council in Comox have recognized this. This is a project they’ve been wanting to work on for a while. “Tennis courts play

new asphalt, installation of a new drainage system and installation of fencing. “Anybody who drives by the park realizes just how well-used the tennis courts are,” said Comox Valley MLA

a key part in keeping people of all ages active and healthy,” McRae noted. “This project will ensure both Comox and Comox Valley residents will have access to a great facility for years to come.”

“I know the time and energy put in to the application process was huge and without the work of Jim Stevenson and Al Fraser this would not have happened,” she said.

“The club is thrilled to hear that the funding has come through for this much-needed renovation to the Anderton tennis courts,” said Comox Valley Tennis Club president Brenda Dean.

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Applebee’s helping hockey Applebee’s Neighbourhood Grill & Bar will be facing off with hockey fans and players this weekend – except this is one face-off everyone’s going to win. Applebee’s is hosting a “Forks for Fundraising” event March 23-25 in support of the Atom House Tournament being hosted by seven Comox Valley teams those same days. Sally Sheehan, a tournament organizer, says she hopes the event will raise a significant portion of the approximately $8,000 needed to host the tournament. “We’re hoping all 12 teams will make it to Applebee’s at some point over the weekend,” says Sheehan, whose son Kyle plays for the Courtenay Fire Department Extinguishers. “I think it’s great

ATOM HOCKEY TOURNAMENT that Applebee’s is supporting minor hockey players.” The way Forks for Fundraising works is simple: members of a non-profit (in this case the hockey teams) distribute flyers promoting the event. Each time an Applebee’s guest presents the flyer on the appropriate day (or days), Applebee’s donates 15 per cent of the bill to the group. “It’s a super easy way for any organization, be it a sports team, school group, church group or any other non-profit, to raise funds without a lot of work required on their part,” says Linda Thomas, who heads community relations for Courtenay

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he local Sports Fishery Advisory Committee (SFAC) meeting was held Monday morning, March 19 at the Department of Fisheries office in Comox. Meghan KohlmeyerHurd was in the chair. This column will cover a portion of the meeting with the balance of the report, especially halibut fishery update, next week. There were 10 members of the board plus six interested anglers present for most of the meeting. Little River Enhancement Society Report This is an amazing little operation on a small system. They had 158 coho above their fence and 45 of them were clipped. They also had 704 chum salmon above the fence and 300 below the fence. This is the first year they have had a fence in operation. They have fin clipped 18,500 coho smolts thanks to help from Comox Valley Fly Fishers. They have over 40,000 eggs from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take. They made renovations to their facility thanks to the RBC Blue Water funds. The recent windstorm did some damage to their water supply that will require remediation. Oyster River Enhancement Society reported the following returns: pink salmon 36,000 to 38,000; chinook 600; coho 13,000; chum 3,500. Their egg take was as follows: Pinks 502,500 having released 352,000 pink fry to date. They have 49,500 in incubation. Chum 200,000 from the Puntledge system. They have 180,000 coho eggs and fry and will hold 4,000 to 4,500 to smolt stage. Puntledge River Hatchery I will give an update on this major hatchery later in the spring, but it is interesting to note that there is an increase in steelhead and cutthroat trout numbers in this system as well as throughout much of the coast. Big Qualicum Hatchery reported that returns were up pretty well across the board in both systems. Nile Creek reported good returns, but they do not count fish. Fanny Bay has 125,000 coho eggs in incubation. The Tsolum River lost its pink salmon eggs due to silt in the hatchery.

AREA 14 SPORT Fishery Advisory Committee in session with chaIr Meghan Kohlmeyer-Hurd standing at the head of the table. PHOTO BY RALPH SHAW

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RALPH SHAW There is evidence that coho stocks are improving in many of the river systems in local waters and there is a strong move to allow retention of one marked and one unmarked coho for the coming season. The problems of chinook salmon fisheries in the lower Strait of Georgia and Juan de Fuca Strait will no doubt spill over into our fishery in the near future. Will have more to report next week. There is some evidence of good returns of Cowichan chinook this past season so possibly some of the spot closures are making a difference. Comox Harbour will be a non-commercial area for crab fishing starting this season. There is a move to create a colour system on floats to differentiate between recreational, commercial and aborig-

inal fisheries, which were supported by the local committee. The season for lingcod and rockfish will be the same as last year. There is a major assessment of Strait of Georgia lingcod stocks being carried out this year. The roe herring fishery is largely over with good spawn reports in local waters. We have had good spawn from Nanaimo north to above Cape Lazo. Shellfish Closure I am aware this notice has been well publicized but nevertheless it is chilling. The clo-

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In Loving Memory of JUNE STEWART June 22, 1925 March 22, 2003

MCLAREN, FRANCES, MARY (GIBSON) FRAN, TOOTS, GRANNY OCTOBER 24, 1931 MARCH 19, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, sister, aunt, Granny and friend. Fran was born in Camrose, Alberta and was pre-deceased by her loving husband Jim (1997). She enjoyed many things such as swimming, singing and dancing with the Celtic Club, going to plays and live concerts as well as travelling. Most of all she loved to have her family and friends visit so she could cook or bake and catch up with them. She will be greatly missed by all of her extended family and friends. Service will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 11am at McCalls 1400 Vancouver Street, Victoria, BC with interment and tea to follow. A special thanks to the nurses and volunteers at SPH Palliative Care Unit. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

Catherine (Kay) Mosher August 26, 1915 – October 21, 2011

A graveside service and internment of ashes will take place on Denman Island at the Denman Island Cemetery on Saturday April 14th at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life tea will be held immediately afterward at the Denman Island Arts Centre located directly across the road at the top of the ferry hill. The service and tea is open to all family and friends who wish to attend..

Stokes, Terrence John (Terry)

April 8, 1943 - March 13, 2012 Terry lived a good life, full of family, friends and fun. He will be sadly missed by his best friend and partner Patricia Edwards, his children Mike, Tracey, Darren, Jeremy and Josh, and his brother Bryan. His passing will also be mourned by his nieces, nephew, his many friends and his loyal pets Stubby, Kitten and Gutter Cat. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held in Nanaimo, on April 1 at Legion Hall # 256, 1630 E. Wellington from 12 - 3.

Born April 30, 1955, in Red Deer, Alberta. Passed away March 20, 2012, at home in Comox, BC with her mother Helen Brown, and husband Rainer Mueller at her bedside. Although Doreen suffered many years with multiple health issues, she lived her life with kindness, grace, and humour, and she will be sadly missed by all who loved her. She is survived by her mother-inlaw, Annelise Mueller of Pitt Meadows, BC sisters Barbara Kolbus of Surrey, BC and Elaine Brown of Comox, BC, aunts Shirley Crouch and Eunice (Robert) Kullman, and uncle Ken (Joan) Hudson, nephew Ben Kolbus, niece Lauren Mueller, and grandmother Edith Hudson (age 101) of Red Deer, AB, as well as many cousins. Doreen’s husband Rainer has 3 brothers, Thomas, Steven and Andrew. Doreen was predeceased by her father-in-law Walter Mueller in 1995, and her father Clare Brown in 1998. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Northgate Foursquare Church at 1640 Burgess Road, Courtenay, at 2:00 pm on Saturday March 24th. In lieu of flowers, donations to Doreen’s favorite charity, Samaritan’s Purse, would be gratefully accepted, or a charity of your choice.

Millie Perrin

Dec 20th 1925 to March 16th 2012 With much sorrow we announce the passing of our Mom at St Joseph’s Hospital in the early hours of March 16th. Born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, she came to Canada as a War Bride in 1946. She worked in the Land Army known as the “Land Girls” during the war and was recently awarded a commemorative badge by the British Government to honour the services provided by the Land Girls during the 2nd World War. She was also a member of the Vancouver Island War Bride Association and enjoyed many functions and gatherings over the years. She worked as a camp cook in the late 70’s in the Tahsis area and later a cook in the Cumberland Hospital/Cumberland Diagnostic Centre. Mom made so many friends in her life time, and shared many wonderful times with those close to her. She enjoyed her knitting, playing whist and bingo, but most of all loved to be with her family as much as possible for whom she expressed so much love and devotion to. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed baking and cooking to share with family and others. She truly enjoyed her home and friends at the Westwater Building and always looked forward to their weekly tea times to chat, catch-up, and enjoy a good laugh. She is survived by 4 children: sons Brian & (Dean), David & (Trudy) of Powell River BC, daughters Dorothy & (Mark) of Comox, Dawn & (Gerald) of Wainwright Alberta. She has 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Her wishes were to be cremated with no funeral services. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke foundation. A gathering to celebrate Mom will be announced at a later date. Special Thanks to her lifeline supporters, the Paramedics and the ICU staff at St Joseph’s hospital for their unlimited compassion and care to mom and our family. No one is guaranteed happiness. Life gives each person time and space. It’s up to us to fill it with joy. Thanks mom for all the joy you gave us. We will miss you always.

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May 12 1945 – March 15 2012 Predeceased by father John (1970), mother Avril (2002), and brother Brian (2011). Survived by sons Stephen, Darryl (Tina), and Chris (Kelly). Many Grand and Great Grand Children. The mother of his boys Wendy Parkin. Brothers Dan (Robyn), Ron (Verna) and sister-in-law Mary. Special friends David and Cindy. His many friends at Brechin United, and the crew at the Bowen Road Tim’s. Being born in the Comox Valley, Dad grew up to work at the Creamery. After moving to Nanaimo, he spent 30+ years with the BC Ferries. He spent the boys’ formative years joining all their activities, leading and coaching. A turning point in his life was joining AA in 1986. His faith in the program allowed him to support others in their own journeys. A talented musician, he played and wrote many a song as well as spent uncounted hours of joy singing with both the Malaspina and Brechin United Choirs. Dad loved to recount stories of his family to all who would humour him and listen. Recently Dad discovered facebook. He loved to connect with all his friends and play games on the computer. A lover of his family, coffee, music, local news and history, Dad will be missed by us all. Service to be held at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd. Nanaimo. 1030am Saturday March 24, 2012. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dad’s name to The Brechin United Choir or AA would be appreciated.

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Sharon Lynn Girard (née Weiterman) It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Girard after a courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born on January 3, 1951, in Moose Jaw, SK and was taken home to her Lord in the early morning hours of March 14, 2012. Sharon is survived by her devoted husband and best friend of 40 years Michael, daughter Autumn, son-in-law Greg Burton and grandchildren Gwendolyn and Lochlan all of Powell River; twin sister Shirley (Ken) Pedersen of Taber, AB, brother Ron (Gale Amos) of Rosetown, SK, and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her father Fredrick, mother Gwendolyn, and brother Ken. A wonderful, warm, welcoming and caring wife, mother and friend, Sharon demonstrated an infectious optimism and positive outlook, regardless of the challenges life presented. She made the world a beautiful and much better place for those who spent time in her presence. Sharon was a devout Christian and member of the congregation at Evangel Pentecostal Church. Her ardent and unwavering faith brought comfort to her throughout her lengthy illness, as did the support and prayers of her friends and church family. A service in celebration of Sharon’s life will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 1 pm at Evangel Pentecostal Church in Powell River. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Sharon Girard to the BC Cancer Foundation, Suite 150, 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1G1, 1.888.906.2873, www.bccancerfoundation.com


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HELP WANTED Born in Kildonan, Manitoba to William and Gertrude Knowlson; predeceased by daughter Melanie and his brothers John, David and Bill. Mark is survived by Frances, his wife of almost 60 years, daughter Kim, sons Tom and Richard (Margaret), grandchildren Nicholas, Jacqueline, and Mackenzie, his sister Joan (Charlie), sisters-in-law Muriel and Olga and many nieces and nephews. Mark grew up in the Interlake area of Manitoba. As a young man he headed west and had many good memories of running a pony camp and working as a ranger in Banff, taking tourists on mountain trail rides and checking the back-country during the winter. Moving further west to the lower mainland, he worked in construction with his brother, Dave. After training as an electrician he worked for many years as an elevator mechanic with Otis and Turnbull in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island before joining the maintenance staff of the Royal Jubilee Hospital. He retired from there in 1982 after his first bout with cancer. Mark and Frances raised their family in Burnaby and Saanich and then moved to Sidney to begin their retirement. Once the grandchildren headed up-island, Mark and Frances followed and so they arrived in the Comox Valley. Mark enjoyed visiting and chatting with people and was willing to lend a hand whenever he could. He volunteered with various organizations over the years including the Cancer Society, Therapeutic Riding, 4H Goats, Hospice Society and Pet Therapy with Arctic, the last of his much-loved dogs. Mark spent his days outdoors; he was an avid gardener and particularly fond of his peach tree. Family vacations were spent fishing at the cabin, canoeing, and camping. While living in Sidney he rediscovered the joy of biking and continued to cycle until recently. Sometimes his dogs would run alongside while other times he just preferred a good long walk. And Mark did like to walk; he was still walking 3km a day in midDecember. Our thanks to Dr. Olga Lamykina, OmniCare, VIHA and all the compassionate support workers whose presence allowed Mark to stay home surrounded by family. There will be a memorial service and reception at Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox, BC on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 2pm. Flowers gratefully declined; donations to a charity of your choice if desired.

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APRIL POINT Resort and Spa Quadra Island. Esthetician’s & Massage Therapists required for the 2012 season, MaySeptember. Part and full time positions available. Esthetician’s must have massage training and must be willing to work weekends. Free shuttle from Painters Lodge to April Point. Please forward resume to aveda_spa@obmg.com BOOKKEEPER/ACCOUNTANT PART TIME: Church seeking experienced Certified Bookkeeper/Accountant for P/T position. Proficiency in Simply Accounting & Excel required, as well as 3 plus years experience. Please respond with resume by March 31 2012 to: St. John The Divine, 579 5th St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1K2. Attention: Mr. Davis, Treasurer. Only approved applicants will be contacted. FMI: http://stjohnthedivineco urtenay.bc.anglican.ca/ HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Courtenay location. Guaranteed $11/ hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1866-472-4339 today for an interview.

HELP WANTED

School District 71 (Comox Valley) 607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay B.C. V9N 7G5 WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR: A TEMPORARY EDUCATION ASSISTANT: COMPLEX (BRAILLE) For more details about this job opportunity and how to apply, please visit our website at sd71.bc.ca and click on jobs. Note that only complete application packages received through the makeafuture.ca website no later than 13:00 hrs on the closing date will be considered. COURTENAY RECREATION Summer Inclusion Coordinator This summer join an amazing team working to make a difference in the lives of children. We are looking for a dynamic individual to coordinate the inclusion of Special Needs children and youth in to our summer programs. For full job descriptions of all our summer positions go to: www. courtenay.ca/employment.aspx

GENERAL YARD work. Must be physically fit. Call 250-2181451 or power2u@telus.net LINE COOKS, Experienced wanted for busy pub. Medical & dental benefits. Drop resume 9-11am, Mon-Fri. at Whistle Stop Pub.

NEWSPAPER

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed RTE# 547 Queenish Trailer Park, Glacier View Dr. & Saseetla Rd. RTE # 531 Noel Ave. & Holly Pl..

ADULTS & SENIORS WELCOME NO COLLECTIONS GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE AND MAKE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME

Comox Valley Record Hours: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY PART-TIME Job Developer/Job Coach to cover temporary leave, 25 hrs per week for approximately 22 weeks. This position requires an enthusiastic, community involved individual with the ability to juggle tasks, identify and contact prospective employers, act as a liaison between employers and program participants, conduct job analysis and provide job training and support. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of best practices within the community living field, excellent communication skills, flexibility, conflict resolution, and be able to take initiative. Qualifications: Skills and experience in providing career development assistance for people with diverse abilities. Required: Valid Driver’s License, Driver’s abstract, Reliable automobile, Criminal record check, First Aid. Please email resume to vanislcc@yahoo.ca, attention Lesley Gibson. TCP WITH Valid Ticket and reliable transportation. Please fax resume to 250-339-6305.


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TRADES, TECHNICAL

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Join Our Management Team...

NOW HIRING

ASSISTANT MANAGER Think about a career with the leader in convenience retailing and you'll find: s Exciting career training programs s Real opportunities for advancement s Starting wage depends on experience. s An outstanding benefits package

Ryan Road Location, Courtenay We are hiring an Assistant Manager who is looking for a great place to grow a career in retail. If you are an ambitious, customerfocused individual with some supervisory experience we want to meet you.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST 4 days/week for Day Spa Downtown Courtenay Email resume to Ingred Watermann info@idayspa.ca

The John Howard Society of North Island, Courtenay is seeking to fill 2 regular part-time positions for a Community Support Worker for: *15 hours per week, and *11 hours per week. These positions will provide personalized support to 2 female adults in the community. Please refer to the job description found on our website: www.jhsni.bc.ca for duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Submit resumes to Vicki Luckman, Program Manager, 1455 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2K6; fax: 250-338-6568 or e-mail: vicki@jhsni.bc.ca no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 2nd. The John Howard Society of North Island is an employment equity employer.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY

THE HEAD SHED SALON & ESTHETICS is looking for a passionate Hair Stylist to join our team. Great location for clientele building, with competitive wages/commission and incentives. Continued education is offered to stay current in this fast paced industry. If you are interested in working in a busy well established salon drop off resume to The Head Shed Salon in the Braidwood Centre or call Sheri or Karissa at 250-3385541, We are located at #8-204 Island Hwy, Courtenay

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A LOT OF MONEY, email gmf4567@yahoo.ca for information or call 250-792-3232 T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502 Email: tysonlambert@t-mar.com

Looking for a NEW career?

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Enthusiastic team players may apply by fax or email to Janice Sewell, Field Consultant at 250-287-8643 or jsewel01@7-11.com. You may also drop off your resume at the Ryan Road location, Attention: Helen.

Gain the Skills. Get the Job.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for responding, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

Our company provides the size and growth that can take you wherever you want to go. When you see what 7-Eleven has to offer, you’ll take a second look.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

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Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings: Master Mechanic Maintenance Supervisor GIS Analyst GM, Log Sales Field Engineer Detailed job postings can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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Job Security Great Wages Career Opportunities 100% of a recent graduating class found jobs before graduation.

Small class sizes with a hands-on approach to learning.

PROGRAM STARTS SOON IN COURTENAY

CALL NOW! Funding may be available.

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250-338-9663 www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER Train today and receive certificates in: 1. Personal Support Worker 2. Community Mental Health Worker 3. Education Assistant

“Earn Three Recognized Certificates in 1 Powerful Diploma” PROGRAM STARTS SOON IN COURTENAY

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SALES

REAL ESTATE CAREER INFORMATION SEMINAR. Ever wondered about being a realtor?? Come on down to 350–17th Street Courtenay, B.C. Behind PetroCan Thursday, April 19th, 2012 7:00-8:30 P.M. Limited seating. RSVP 250-898-8790

PERSONAL SERVICES EDUCATION/TUTORING

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LANDSCAPING

FERTILIZERS

GARAGE SALES

APARTMENT/CONDO

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

DEMELO LANDSCAPING

COW MANURE for sale. 1 yr old composted, limited supply, now loading trucks & trailers (250)897-1513 Leave msg.

COURTENAYKILPATRICK & 23rd Ave “Billmoore Park”, Sat, Mar 24, 9am-3pm. Indoors. Hosted by the Courtenay Lawn Bowling Assoc.

COURTENAY, 2-BDRM Apt., 1 bath, NS/NP. $700 mo. Avail. immed. 250-898-8285.

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY JOURNEYMAN CARPENTERrepairs, renovations. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Please call (250)337-5501 or www.comoxvalleycarpenter.ca

Tutoring • K-12 • Reading/Writing • Math • Study Skills • Homework Help • Academic Assessments • Certified Teachers

250-897-1010 www.sunriselearningcentre.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSE CLEANING services. Exp. and reasonable rates. Refs avail. Call 250-338-1456

ELECTRICAL ELECTRICIAN Small jobs to new construction. B Connected Electrical. 250-792-2168. www.bzzzt.ca JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, C.R. 250-914-3532 or C.V. 250-650-5773 (cont:98365)

See your dreams become reality! Tony 250-741-6646 www.westcoastfountains.ca

A.C.L. YARD WORKS. Offering Landscaping, Yard CleanUp, Lawn Mowing, Hedge Trimming, Gutters, Decks and Paving Stones, Retaining Walls and any odd jobs. Call Pat 250-218-4597.

MISC SERVICES GOLDSMITH Custom Designed & Handcrafted Jewellery. Full repair service. Ring sizing while you wait. Engraving Women’s Fashions SIMPLY TIMELESS. 379 4th Street, Courtenay. 250-871-0606

RUBBISH REMOVAL

~ ~ ALL AWAY ~~ RUBBISH / JUNK REMOVAL * Wood * Metal * Rock * Concrete

* Green Waste *Residential Cleanups

Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668 PETS

HANDYPERSONS

FEED & HAY

WAYNE’S HANDYMAN & Reno. Service. 20+yrs exp. in carpentry, decking, fencing, framing, finishing, drywalling, mudding, painting. Small jobs ok. 250-339-0879

QUALITY TIMOTHY Kentucky Blue hay for sale. $6/bale. 50+ bales at $5 ea. 250-338-6314

LIVESTOCK

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

QUALITY HAY $5.00 a bale. Price Reduced. Barn clearing special. 250-337-8732. msg.

C A R P E N T E R / H A N DY M A N Renew, Replace, Repair. Decks to Doors. Big or Small. Spring renos! Randy 331-0339

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

LANDSCAPING COW MANURE 1 year old for sale, $23/yard, can deliver. Call (250)338-5503. CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

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CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

Unemployed? Need a resume? We have resources in our Self-Service Centre to help you create your own resume. For FREE job search help: 250-334-3119. Visit 103–555 4th St. in Courtenay.

www.thejobshop.ca

AUCTIONS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

MAGTAG GAS stove- good cond, confection oven, selfclean, $99. (250)339-6989.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD PERMITS on T.W. Land. Phone 250-6504060.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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. *We’re Back* Book your order today. Deals on 2 or more cords ordered. Cut & Split or full rounds delivered Call 250336-8731 for more details

FURNITURE BRAND NEW LUXURY Queen size pillow top Mattress set in original pkg. leftover from large hotel order, 800 coils. Compare at $1199 - Liquidation $447. + tax. Eleven available. King Sets $705. Delivery available. Text or call 1(250)334-7527 to reserve set or email:

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Comox Valley Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to posting #100340.

REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FOR SALE or Lease on Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim Hwy. Unique Commercial Property with good buildings. Highway signage, and paved parking. C-4 zoning. Phone: 250-586-1372.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

COMOX - 600 Pritchard Road. Sat. Mar. 24, 8-noon. Lawnmower, weed-eater, computer accessories, bamboo blinds, furniture. Everything must go! COMOXMOVING! 1548 Dogwood Ave, Sat, Mar 24, 9am-? Artists prints, everything road bike and more. Free pool table and table tennis.

Comox Recreations Community Garage Sale

Auction House Vancouver Island 239 Puntledge Rd. 250-871-7355 Lots of new antiques again this week. Gold, silver, jewelry, wardrobes, china cabinets, wash stands, 1884 & 1878 Carson City coins & others, antique sterling silver, solid wood side tables, desks, new & antique couches and chairs, Persian and silk rugs and much more.

COURTENAY- 1350 Pheasant Place, Sat & Sun, March 24 & 25. 9am-? Cement mixer, dining room set, flower arrangements, 2 tined rototiller, cement gnomes, kitchenware, wheelbarrow and dolls. Rain or shine. Too much to list. COURTENAY - 2780A Myra Pl. Sat. 8-? Kids stuff. 70 gal. tank, clothes & household COURTENAY:3340 Majestic Dr. Sat. 9am - 1pm. Fishing, boating gear, limited edition native art prints, snow blower, kayak, tools, PSP+games. Courtenay: #5 - 1060 Willemar Sat. Mar 24, 9-2pm. Eclectic, like new items, china, drapes, baskets, xmas stuff, heaters, playmobil, toys,more

PETS REMEMBERED

SAMMY

July 3, 1998 - March 4, 2011

It has been one year since you left our home. It’s been so hard to be alone without your present and happy play. For days and days you’ve made my day. Maybe some day we will meet again. It was so hard to loose a friend. Love you always, Sam. Your buddy H.D Bud

GREAT LANDLORD seeks great tenant. Spotless 1 bdrm, reno’d, storage. Quiet, secure. Lndry. Central. 250-335-1599. 576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS COMOX 2 BDRM, renovated spacious unit, brand new kitchen, appliances, bathroom, flooring, lighting, fireplace and deck. N/S, N/P $1200 or $1300 furnished.

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Apartments•Condos•Suites 226 - 2300 Mansfield 2 bed, 2 bath N/S, N/P 6 appls., $1050/mth Avail. Apr 1

MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor, 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. PERFECT HOME - Quiet, clean 1-bdrm appt close to downtown Courtenay. $650/month. Hot water. N/S N/P. 250-667-7528

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 485 SQ.FT. in downtown Courtenay, $695/mo. Total rent plus HST. 250-335-0351. 737 SQ.FT., or 1474 sq.ft., or larger if needed, good exposure, parking and access at Cliffe and 20th, Courtenay, $10.75/sq.ft. plus triple net & HST. Call 250-335-0351. COUSINS RD. Shop/Warehouse space. 2250 or 1200 sqft. Zoned I-2, 3 phase power & high ceilings. Available soon 250-703-1644/338-7476 evs. WAREHOUSE SPACE for lease 1000sqft. Unheated O.H.door $750mth. +utilities 250-334-7146

HOMES FOR RENT

202-4705 Alderwood 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 5 appls. $775/mth Avail. Apr 15 213-205 1st Street 2 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P 5 appls. $850/mth Avail. Apr 1

GARAGE SALES

Pets Remembered

Graphic Designer/ Desk Top Publisher

VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

northisland@themattressguy.ca

Sunday, March 25 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PETS REMEMBERED

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

14.8cf Freezer - $150. 2 single beds C/W. sheets etc. $150. PH. 250-871-6113

RENTALS

COURTENAY, SPACIOUS 2 bdrm across from Sid Williams Theatre, $775/mo. F/S, W/D. N/S, no pets, ref’s req’d. Call 250-335-0351.

12X50 MOBIL Clean S/P, N/D 4 Tires low mileage 14 in Radials, New sharp Vac., new deep fryer plus other items. Call 250-334-0717

“250-703-FIRE(3473)” Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. Don’t wait till winter!

HUGE ANTIQUE AUCTION TONIGHT! 6:30 PM.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FRIENDLY FRANK

RENTALS

3 BEDROOM DETACHED RANCHER $259,900. Own for $600 Mortgage Payment (w/ Rental Income) NO $$$ DOWN $$$ Cash Rebate (OLD ORCHARD) 713 5th St, Courtenay Cozy, cute 3 bdrm, hardwood floors, F/P, 2 full bath, beautifully landscaped, close to all amenities. Comes with Bachelor suite, self-contained and has a separate entrance. Must Sell!

CALL 250-650-3776 Viewings through appointment only!

4C 851 5th Street 2 Bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 5 Appls. $780/mth Avail. Apr 1 44-1535 Dingwall Rd 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P 4 appliances $795/mth Avail. May 1st

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca

APT. 2 bdrm, 3 bonus rms., 2 full bath, family rm inc. 4 appls. N/P, No yard. $1000/mo. 250-336-8711

COURTENAY- 1 bdrm, central location. Recently updated, top floor, incdls microwave. NS/NP. $650./mo. Avail Now. Call (250)339-9999.

BRAND NEW 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath home in Puntledge area, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb. 1 - $1,300/mth BRAND NEW Comox home, 3 bdrm & Den, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, family rm, gas F/P, garage, heat pump, fenced yard, w/irrigation system, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,500/mth

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

COMOX RENOVATED Studio available Apr. 1st, $600/mo. For more info call 702-5339

HOUSES FOR SALE CUMBERLAND - SALE By Owner OPEN HOUSE SAT MAR 24 1-3pm 2771 Penrith Ave. 3bdr., 2260sqft, tasteful reno & update. $315K. Agent Commission Avail. Call Kelsey 250-898-9509 or stop by! OPEN House Saturday March 17 Sunday March 18, Saturday March 24 Sunday March 25, 1-3 pm. Saratoga Beach 8868 Henderson Black Creek 4bd, 2bth, 2665 sq.ft. All new stainless appliances, vaulted great room, open concept main floor, media room downstairs, level property ,lots of parking, sprinkler system. Close to schools, shopping, beach, golf, hiking and skiing. MLS# 324589 250-3371817 250-897-8610

HOMES WANTED

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

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250-338-2472

APARTMENTS / CONDOS

PASSAGE COURT

Desirable 3rd floor, 3 bdrm condo features 2 baths, 5 appl, gas fireplace & assigned parking in quiet cul-de-sac; located near schools & College; n/s; $1000/month; avail Apr 1.

ARBOUR GLEN

Beautifully renovated 2 bdrm condos located near schools, shopping & recreation; feature 4 appl., ground or 2nd level entry, & assigned parking; $750/month; N/S; N/P; avail. Mar 15 and Apr 1

JOSHUA ESTATES

2 bdrm, 2nd level condo located on desirable, quiet cul-desac features new renovations with 5 appl, storage & patio area; ideally located near schools, College, & Aquatic Centre; N/S; N/P; $825/month; avail Mar 15

ULVERSTON MANOR

2 bdrm suite in centrally located Cumberland apartment block; secured entry, 2 appl, and on site coin-op laundry; N/S; N/P; available Mar.1st; $675/month

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

Bright, 2 bdrm, 2nd level condo features fridge, stove, & on site coin-op laundry; centrally & ideally located near all amenities & on bus routes; N/S; N/P; $750/month; avail Apr 1

DUPLEXES

URQUHART DUPLEX

Beautifully renovated Courtenay duplex features new kitchen & appl., new paint & new flooring throughout, in addition to other improvements; 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 3 appl, plus shared laundry; fenced, easy to maintain yard; $1050/mo.; immediate possession.

HOMES

SCOTT ROAD COTTAGE

Beautifully renovated 2 bdrm cottage features 4 appl, & is located on dead end street, moments to ocean; If you’re looking for tranquil and rustic, this is for you! Avail Mar 1; $800/month

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OFFICE/RETAIL

TOWNHOUSES

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only.

5 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home For Rent. Available April 1st. Close to Elementary School, Shopping, Parks. N/S, Small Dog negotiable. References required. Call 250-218-7062 or 250-334-4546.

910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth

COLDWELL BANKER ISLAND COASTAL (Property Management Division) 2-3 Bdrm, 3 bath townhouse on Mansfield Dr. Beautifully furnished; fridge, stove, washer & dryer. No smoking, no pets. $1700 per mth. Close to all amenities.

Houses & Suites

WATERFRONT, Union Bay, 2 bdrm, $1050, laundry, FP, reno’d 1/2 bsmt, N/S, 1-250-5905744 meiram@shaw.ca

MEICOR REALTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC.

“YOUR Apartment, Condo and Townhouse Rental Experts” APARTMENTS

PARK PLACE

BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

2 and 3 bedroom available. Quiet complex with on-site management. Reasonable rates. Some completely renovated units with new appliances. Sorry no pets. Security deposit and 2 rental references required.

1 & 2 bedroom available, in quiet secure building, close to Driftwood Mall and bus route. Seniors Welcome. Adult oriented and no pets please. Includes heat, hot water and basic cable. Low hydro. 2 Rental References required.

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

RUTHERFORD MANOR

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

1015 Cumberland Rd, Courtenay

2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references req’d.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

1 & 2 BEDROOM SUITES available in wellmanaged building. Excellent location close to downtown, ideal for seniors with bus stop out front. Well maintained units offer in-suite storage room. House cat accepted with pet deposit.

Contact On-Site Managers for viewing. 250-334-9717

ANDERTON ARMS 426 Anderton Ave, Courtenay Cozy 1 Bdrm in a great location! Overlooks Puntledge River and Lewis Park. Short walk to downtown and shopping. 2 references required.

RYAN COURT 1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay Close to North Island College includes washer and dryer in suite. Clean and modern 1 Bedroom. Cat okay. Lease required.

Call 250-334-9717

Call 250-338-7449

PINES APARTMENTS

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR

1055-10th Street, Courtenay Avail. 2 Bdrm Suite. Completely renovated in adult oriented building with secure entry and elevator. Rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpets and drapes. Coin laundry on-site. No pets. Security deposit required. For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

200 Back Road, Courtenay 1 and 2 Bedroom suites available. One of the best values in Courtenay. Unique floor plans. California kitchens. These bright, modern suites are available in quiet, secure building.

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

7-1720 13th Street 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 appls. N/S, N/P $700/mth Available Immed. 5797 N. Island Hwy 4 bed, 2 baths, 2 appls, N/S, N/P $1150/mth Available Immed. 4997 Spence Rd 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P, 4 appls., $900/mth Available Immed. 5990 N Island Hwy 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls, $1100/mth Available Immed.

APARTMENT/CONDO

COMOX- 5 bdrms, 3 bath, FURNISHED waterfront. 5 appls. $1400/mo. Avail Apr 1st. Call (250)929-6000.

OFFICE/RETAIL 220SQFT RETAIL/OFFICE 1787 Comox Ave. Prime central Comox location. 339-0172 COURTENAY, 2426 Rosewall Cres. 11’ x 16’, lrg windows, separate door, security , grd level entry, $425 mo. Avail. April.1. 250-334-1080. OFFICE FOR Rent Street Courtenay 0310

491 4th 250-339-

TOWNHOUSES

DO YOU CARE about where you live? Do high standards of maintenance, service and cleanliness matter to you? Do you prefer quiet, mature neighbours? If yes, please give us a call and discover how the quality of ownership and management makes all the difference. We have the best managed, finest apartments in the most convenient locations in the Comox Valley. Locally owned - we own and manage our own buildings only. See the difference. Please refer to available apartments listed below. TELEPHONE 250-703-2264 | 250-338-0267 | 250-339-1222

BRIARWOOD 720 Eighth Street TWO BEDROOM suite. Very bright and spacious unique floor plan. 950 sq. ft. Recently redecorated. Large, private patio. Full sized appliances with dishwasher and in suite washer/dryer. Private entry. Very quiet mature adult neighbours. Three blocks from downtown. Security entry. A very attractive suite. Call David @ 250-338-0267 or John @ 250703-2264.

TWO BEDROOM CORNER suite. Very bright spacious and nicely renovated. Excellent location in central Courtenay. Security entry. Private storage room. Full sized appliances. Quiet, mature adult neighbours. Well managed and maintained. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

123 Back Road, Courtenay

2 bedroom available immediately and April 1st, in clean, quiet building with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

In-suite storage with washer and dryer. Small pets welcome.

Features 5 appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, blinds, gas fireplaces - gas included in rent. Low hydro. Children welcome. Quiet, wellmaintained 2 bedroom condos. Ideal location, walking distance to Superstore and North Island College. No pets.

To View, Call 250-334-4483

Call 250-703-2570

BEECHER MANOR

ST. BRELADES

TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite - spacious and modern. Excellent location in central Comox walking distance to everything. In suite storage. Extra large kitchen and dining area. Resident social room. Elevator and security entry. A very well maintained and well managed building. Call Greg @ 250-3391222.

1045 Cumberland Road, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave.

Call 250-334-9717 to view TOWNHOUSES

TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay ATTRACTIVE 2 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated - enjoy new appliances, flooring and bathroom fittings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

Call 250-334-9717

Contact: Ryan Liebert 250-703-3672

SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL COMOX. 2-bdrm, ground level suite. 5 appls. Blinds, car-port, cable, Wifi. For quiet person(s). NS/NP. Ref’s. $830. 250-339-2687.

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CARS

1520/1540 Piercy Ave., Courtenay

Call 338-7449

STORAGE

APARTMENT/CONDO

VANRIDGE MANOR

FEATURES: Fridge/stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, wall-to-wall carpets, blinds. Children welcome. Quiet, well-maintained 2 or 3 bedroom condos. Ideal location. Walking distance to Superstore and North Island College.

ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Call 250-338-7136 for tour.

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PACIFIC COURT

BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 1 & 2 bedroom condos available close to downtown - 2 bedroom units feature 1.5 baths. This quiet, well maintained building suits mature adults. Bus stop is conveniently located out front. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

OAKCREST 1155 Stewart Ave.

CONDOS

Prime office space available 1,500 to 3,900 sq. ft. available now. Excellent downtown location near Court House. On a highly visible site. Modern, well maintained professional building. Security elevator. Air conditioned. Ample parking. Many tenant improvements in place. One of the finest office buildings in the Comox Valley. For details phone 339-1222 or 339-0490

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. Independent Living for Seniors “The Affordable Alternative”

TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated top floor suite. Ensuite, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, in suite washer/ dryer. New appliances. Within walking distance to downtown. Well maintained and well managed building with quiet, mature neighbours. Resident social room. Indoor scooter parking. Elevator. Security entry. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM exceptional suite over 1100 sq. ft. Full sized kitchen appliances including dishwasher. In suite laundry. Unique through floor plan - very bright and spacious. Separate eating area in kitchen. Attractive outlook - just two blocks from Comox Mall. Huge, private south facing deck. Call Greg @ 250339-1222.

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave. ONE BEDROOM nicely renovated in a quiet, mature adult building in central Courtenay. Very spacious. Well maintained and managed. Elevator and Security entry. Two Bedroom also available. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

1992 Plymouth Acclaim V6, new tires, battery, good body condition. ONLY 134,00KMs. $1200 O.B.O. 338-8725

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units incl. 1 bdrm & den, 1 1/2 bath and 2 bdrm, 2 bath units, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. Rents from $875/mth. WALK TO DOWN TOWN CTNY new, modern 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, elect. F/P, res. pkg. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $900/mth COMOX DUPLEX 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls., carport, landscaping incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed - $775/mth. $500 moving allowance. MUIR RIDGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls., gas F/P, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed - $775/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, coin laundry, patio, N/S, cat ok w/ref. Avail. immed. $725/mth HARBOUR QUAY one level waterfront townhouse, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, patio, N/S, No pets. Adult oriented. Avail. Apr. 1 $1,300/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Apr. 1 - $725/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE newer 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouses, 5 appls, patio/balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Apr. 1 - $800/mth ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm,1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, basic cable incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Apr. 1 - $700/mth

1997 FORD ESCORT, 4 door, auto, cruise, a/c. $1,900 OBO 250-339-5530/250-702-5537 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

2006 GMC Snowbird motor home. Excellent cond. Auto, cruise, 2 slides, 3 piece ba., propane stove w/oven, 3 way fridge, micro, new tires & brakes. $35,000 331-2627

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

TRUCKS & VANS 2002 FORD F150 Triton V8, 4.6, 4 x 4, blue, new front & rear brakes, 147,000 kms, $7500. Call 250-792-3483.

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Friday, March23, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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Comox Valley Worship Directory Church of Our Lord Sunday Services 9:30 am at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC

All Welcome www.coolcomox.ca www.namsnetwork.com

BAHÁ’Í FAITH Children’s Classes – prayers and activities focused on the development of spiritual qualities, for children 3 to 10 years. All are welcome. ~~~ “O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving kindness.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Comox Valley

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

Contemporary Service 9:15 am Traditional Service 11am

COMOX UNITED

Meeting Each Sunday: Stan Hagen Theatre, N.I. College 2300 Ryan Road

250 BEACH AVENUE

Sunday Service, Church School & Youth Group 10 am Saturday Services Sept - May 5pm

Rev. Maggie Enwright 250-339-3966

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

www.centralefc.com Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

www.comoxunitedchurch.com

Lil 250-338-7727 (office)

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

St. George’s

LUTHERAN

Sundays 10:30 at the Lion’s Den

Services 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4pm

“The church with a heart in the heart of the city”

Nordin St., Comox

Young People’s Program, Weddings, Memorials, Spiritual Exploration

SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL

March 25th:

Vicki Vanderhorst, LUT

Nourish Your Spirit. Heal the World.

unitycomoxvalley.com

www.cvuf.ca

1-866-853-9866 Unconditional Love & Joy for All!

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

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250-338-5811

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

250 Beach Drive, Comox

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Courtenay

(ELCIC)

“A place for you: John 14:2 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

Nursery-Grade 7 Minister: Peggy Jensen

10 AM Pastor A. Ronald Sedo 250-339-3933

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

Comox Community Baptist Church

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program

10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome

at 11 am Followed by a Potluck Lunch Choir Practice Wed. 7:15 pm Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-400-7800

250-338-5811

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Service 10:30am Guest Speaker:

Rev. Elizabeth Forrester

Sunday Morning Service - 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 11:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School - 11:30 a.m. Evening Service - 6:30 p.m.

Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 Full Wheelchair e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca Access comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Rev. Paul Johnson, Pastor

250-338-8454

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M.

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 ‘Jesus is Lord’ Sunday Services 11 am & 7 pm

Pastor Rev. Bill Hall

COME WHERE JESUS FORGIVES ALL YOUR SINS, TAKES AWAY YOUR GUILT AND SHAME. COME WHERE JESUS WILL SET YOU FREE FROM YOUR PAST AND FAILURES AND GIVES YOU NEW LIFE.

Everyone Welcome. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox

250-339-0224

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

WEEKEND LITURGIES Sat: 5 pm Mass Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Mass

CONFESSION: Sat: 4 - 4:30 pm & before all masses Children’s Liturgy of the Word & Youth Group; Sept-May Pastor: Father Marek Paczka, SDS

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

to place your ad here

Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry” (Bethel Church DVD Series) First time registrants - Semester 1 begins Jan 22nd, 2012, (pre-registration is required by Jan 8th, 2012. FMI contact Drew or Laurie Thomson 250-337-8011

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry 1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

Treasure in Jars of Clay

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

1st Street & Penrith

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

web: web.mac.com/shepherdcomox email: shepherdcomox@mac.com

250-890-9262

@ 10:30 am

Independent - Fundamental

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Sunday Worship

250-334-4961

Join us this Sunday

PRESBYTERIAN

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

(at Comox United Church)

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Community Church

Full Wheelchair Access

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9:15 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Traditional Service Nursery Care & Jr. Church @ 9:15 am Sunday School, all ages @ 11:00 am

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck 2963 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay (across from Arden Elementary) 250-334-3432 www.courtenaybaptist.com

Need to Spread the Word? Word?

We Can Help!

www.ctkparish.ca email: ctkparish@shaw.ca

Hearing Assistance

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

St. Peter Jim Lyster, Rector 218 Church St., Comox • 250-339-2925 SATURDAY 5:40 Express Contemporary Worship SUNDAY 8am & 10am Worship www.stpeterscomox.ca

St. John the Divine The Rev. Rodney Ives, Priest in charge 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay

Sunday Worship • 8AM & 10AM Book of Common Prayer (Canada, 1962)

CHURCH SCHOOL 10AM

Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10 am

250-334-4331 http:/stjohnthedivinecourtenay.bc.anglican.ca

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SPORTS

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SOCCER VISL DIV. 3B MEN Standings as of March 18 Team P W L T Pt Comox Valley 16 12 1 3 39 Vic West 15 12 2 1 37 Gordon Head 16 10 2 4 34 Vantreights 16 10 5 1 31 Nanaimo 16 5 8 3 18 Fernwood 15 4 7 4 16 Prospect Lake 16 3 8 5 14 Gorge FC 16 2 12 2 8 Juan de Fuca 16 0 13 3 3 Bays United 0 0 0 0 0 (Bays United has folded)

score board Chargers 63.5 King Pins 59 Hopefuls 57 Flyers 49 Happy Wanderers 47 Spare Shooters 38 Quinsam Auto 37 Team: High game scr 687 High game hdcp

266.5 254.5 284 231 260 227 229.5 Flyers Flyers

922 High series scr Class Act 1787 High series hdcp Class Act 2570 Men’s: High game scr Mark Modras 205 High game hdcp Mark Modras 255 High series scr Mark Modras 527 High series hdcp Mark Modras 677 Ladies: High game scr Evelyn

Foster 188 High game hdcp Evelyn Foster 251 High series scr Elsie Pickering 488 High series hdcp Elsie Pickering 692 High average: Men’s Hogie McCrae 176, Ladies Helena Courville 156 Wednesday Night Ladies Standings as of March 14 Team LW YTD The Gutter Girls 27.5 701.5 Az-Tec 23.5 580.5 Luv Handles 22.0 625.5 Browns Bay 20.5 596.0 Lucky Strikes 16.5 646.7

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, March 23, 2012 Eagles Angels 14.5 520.0 Az-Tec Cougars* 12.0 643.5 Team 9 7.5 618.5 *Third quarter winners Team: High Scratch Game Luv Handles 620 High Handicap Game The Gutter Girls 850 High Scratch Series Lucky Strikes 1745 High Handicap Series The Gutter Girls 2455 Individual: High Scratch Game Jamie Willis 200 High Handicap Game Jamie Willis 256 High Scratch Series Wendy Johansen 530 High Handicap Series Wendy Johansen 674

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Umpire clinic The Comox Valley Slo-Pitch League is holding an umpire clinic this Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CRA Lewis Centre (in the craft room). A good portion of the day will be spent at Lewis Park #2 and #3. For more information, contact Don Bolivar at 250-334-1760. TELUS AUTHORIZED DEALERS

RUGBY B.C. THIRD DIVISION Island Standings - March 18 Team W L T Pt Velox Valhallians 6 1 0 30 Comox Kickers 6 2 0 30 Cowichan Piggies 5 3 0 24 Castaways 3 3 0 17 Powell River 1 4 0 1 James Bay 0 0 0 0 Saanich RFC 0 6 0 -4 March 18 Comox Valley Kickers 28 Castaway-Wanderers 32 March 25 Comox Valley Kickers @ Velox Valhallians

CV POOL LEAGUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT Standings as of March 14 Team RW GW Chalk-a-Holics 89 272 The Cuefellas 86 245 Sociables 85 243 Sharpshooters 82 260 Sunnydale Sliders 78 225 Choc-O-Lot 73 221 Are We High? 70 216 Classics 70 215 Bridge Patrol 55 197 Chalk ‘n’ Awe 51 182 Odds’ R 51 167 Cue-Tease 45 154 3 Sticks & A Rack 39 148 La Masse 36 169 Player of Year Standings Player Team Pts Shelvey Sharpshooters 96.1 Ferguson Sharpshooters 85.3 Horton Choc-O-Lot 85.3 Stewart Chalk-a-Holics 82.7 Ward Sunnydale 82.0 Bull Are We High? 79.4 Grenier Bridge Patrol 76.5 Brown Sociables 75.0 Mynott Sociables 74.9 Blackwell Chalk-a-Holics 71.6

DARTS

VANCOUVER ISLAND

Victoria The Bay Centre

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Hillside Centre Mayfair Mall Millstream Village Shopping Centre Tillicum Centre Tuscany Village Westshore Town Centre 3300 Tennyson Ave. 815 View St.

Campbell River Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre 1437B 16th Ave. 1690 Island Hwy.

Courtenay Courtenay Crossing Washington Plaza Mall

Duncan

FREE

Cowichan Crossing 951 Canada Ave.

CV MEN’S ASSOCIATION Standings as of March 15 Team Pts Courtenay Legion A 381 Elks 362 Courtenay Legion B 322 Comox Legion A 295 Comox Legion B 272 Griffin Pub Flyers 250 Comox Legion C 224 Griffin Pub 174 Top 10 Averages Player Avg. Bill Durant 64.20 Ernie Linden 59.55 Terry Jackson 57.96 Hap Hanson 56.26 Daniel Leaman 54.95 Marc Wyatt 54.83 Wayne Joy 54.82 Nick Doubinin 54.29 Art Forbes 54.22 Clair Stephens 54.16 High Checkout Shane Dennis 131 High Score Bud Englund 177, Hap Hanson 177 180s Art Forbes 3, Terry Hills, Hap Hanson 2, Bill Foottit 4, Jack Ethier, Mike Konschak, Derrick Greig, Ernie Linden 2, Clair Stephens, Shane Dennis, Jamie Elliott, Daryl Hillier, Bill MacPherson Games Won This Week Comox Legion A 14, Comox Legion B 16, Comox Legion C 8 Courtenay Legion A ppd, Courtenay Legion B 9, Elks 15, Griffin Pub ppd, Griffin Pub Flyers 10

10-PIN BOWLING CRYSTAL LANES 50+ Senior Standings as of March 15 Team Q T Strikers 78 245 Limeys 73.5 285.5 Class Act 68 282

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Friday, March 23, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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Comox Valley Record, March 23, 2012