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Korean jet home safely after bomb threat

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The famed Snowbirds Demonstration Team is returning to 19 Wing Comox on April 23. ■ A7

SINGING IT

Award-winning singer/songwriter Helen Austin is living two lives. In Courtenay she’s wife and mother to two, writes music and plays gigs with her daughter, Daisy. In L.A. she heads to the recording studio at noon and and spends nine hours sipping whiskey with young men in tight jeans while recording her new CD. Austin’s heading to Los Angeles in mid-April to put the finishing touches on her album. While there, she’ll attend the first annual Indie Music Channel Awards ceremony in the prestigious Foundation Room of House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Calif. And she’s not going to just join the party; she’s nominated for five awards.

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More than 130 passengers from Korean Air flight KE72 which performed an emergency landing at the Comox Valley Airport Tuesday afternoon, safely arrived Thursday at their original destination of Seoul, South Korea. The Boeing 777 departed from Vancouver International Airport at 2:35 p.m. April 10, and was intercepted by two United States Air Force F-15’s, operating as part of NORAD – North American Aerospace Defense Command following a bomb threat. Korean Air said a U.S. call centre received the threat about 25 minutes after the flight left Vancouver. The aircraft, which landed at the Comox Valley Airport around 5:30 p.m., sat approximately one kilometre south of the Search and Rescue hangar, and was immediately surrounded by emergency personnel, including a bomb disposal unit. The flight was headed by Canadian pilot Stow Andrew Chisholm. “We were three hours into the flight when the captain said we’re turning around because of security issues. We went back to Vancouver then they turned us around again to go to Comox,” said Calgary passenger Evan Orich, who was flying to Seoul, then to Cebu, Philippines in order to visit his wife’s family. “We landed there and sat on the plane for about another hour, then they took us off 25 at a time,” he said, and added passengers in the cabin remained calm. Following a thorough security screening of passengers, crew and baggage, 19 Wing Comox personnel fed the passengers at the mess hall at the base, and they were then escorted to two different hotels in the Valley overnight. Following an inspection of the plane and its contents, it was determined a bomb was not on board. Passenger Lyle Letawsky was on his way to Manila, Philippines to meet his wife for his honeymoon, and explained he was

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STRANDED SEOUL-BOUND PASSENGERS wait for updates at the Best Western Westerley Hotel Wednesday morning from a representative of Korean Air. PHOTOS BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

A KOREAN AIR Boeing 777 plane en route to Seoul, South Korea from Vancouver made an emergency landing late Tuesday afternoon and sat on the tarmac at 19 Wing Comox. unsure when he would get to see her. “(My wife) is waiting patiently, and I had to phone the hotel and rebook for a couple of more days just because I’m not sure when I’m going to arrive there,” he said, and added the most frustrating part for him was waiting on the tarmac.

“If it was a bomb threat, wouldn’t you want to get everyone away from the plane?” he asked. “But I have to give kudos to the military for feeding us and the flight crew — they did an excellent job on handling the situation as best as they could. “It’s life, you just have to roll with the punches and make the

best of it,” he added. Wednesday morning, James Koh, general manager of Western Canada for Korean Air, told passengers at the Best Western Westerley Hotel that every passenger had to be interviewed by RCMP at noon prior to continuing their travels. Koh said passengers would return to Vancouver before continuing overseas. “Our airplane goes to Vancouver and then stays there for another two hours to get fuel and catering and then we take off heading to Korea,” he noted. Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the first of three buses carrying the stranded passengers arrived at the Comox Valley Airport. Lindsay Hall, a passenger from Vancouver waiting to clear security at the airport, said despite the inconvenience, he appreciated the effort from staff and crew. “From the airline crew when everything started, to all of the ... see MILITARY ■ A5

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CAMERON DUNCAN, LEFT, and Wayne Williams camped out at Harmston and Sixth where protesters want affordable housing, not a new police station. ERNIE YACUB AND RCMP Cpl. Tori Cliffe compare notes.

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Protesters want affordable housing at site Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Patrik Kapuscinsky qualified for re-training and medical employment insurance several years ago due to a spinal condition that prevented him from plying his trade as a carpenter. For two years, when he was repeatedly promised EI payments, he lived off next to nothing. Help from family members in eastern Canada prevented him from living on the street. Instead of re-training, he eventually received disability payments of $13 a day, which does not pay bills and buy groceries. “It’s one or the other,” said Kapuscinsky, who has suffered from addiction but has been sober for nearly six years. “Disability was never a viable option for me.” Kapuscinsky lives in a trailer in Courtenay but said he has not slept properly for more than four

years due to his back and a lack of nutrition. “Not sleeping for four years — you can imagine how thin sanity can be at times,” said Kapuscinsky, who needs $2,300 a month to eat, pay bills and manage his spinal condition. “Basically the system has destroyed me, put me in a position where I’ve lost everything.” Kapuscinsky participated in a peaceful weekend protest at the corner of Harmston and Sixth in Courtenay where the city plans to build a police station. He and other protesters suggest the site should be used to build affordable housing to help alleviate homelessness in the Valley. “They build a cop shop and a jail instead on this piece of land,” said Ernie Yacub, organizer of the Homes Not Jails protest. “We wanted to focus attention on this piece of land, the fact that the community was never consulted, the

get a lot of people living here, without cars, and they would be shopping downtown.” Along with affordable housing, Kapuscinsky would like to see public servants held accountable for “refusing to fulfil their duties.” He points the finger at North Island MP John Duncan and Comox Valley MLA Don McRae for not expediting EI payments to he and others in need. “It’s his (McRae) job because it’s provincial,” Kapuscinsky said. “This is a simple thing. If you forgot to issue the EI to this man and destroyed his life, give him the EI. Throw him some money so he can have his life back, especially when it’s a guy who has contributed to the system all his life and is down over a physical injury. “What’s happening to a lot of these people is the EI or re-training that’s confirmed is never issued,” Kapuscinsky added. “They

PATRIK KAPUSCINSKY wants to see public servants held accountable “for refusing their duties.” PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

downtown businesses were never consulted. The opportunity is still here for people to collectively come up with the best possible use.” Yacub envisions a car-

free community — akin to an expanded Tin Town — within walking distance of downtown. “This is a huge piece of land,” he said. “You could

get the runaround and wind up homeless...You can’t just throw people on the garbage pile after they’ve spent a life of servitude. With the MP and the MLA not fulfilling their duties, the problem of homelessness is growing. This is all over the place.” The city gave the protesters until noon Wednesday to pack up their tents. At Monday’s meeting, Courtenay council directed staff to determine whether a bylaw can be enacted to empower the city to take action against protesters and overnight campers on cityowned and public property. While the protesters were violating the Trespass Act, police chose to tell participants to vacate the site. “We’re not going to start throwing people in jail for no good reasons,” Cpl. Tori Cliffe said Tuesday. The protesters later moved the tents and placards to the park across the street. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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JAMES KOH, GENERAL manager of Western Canada for Korean Air, speaks with passengers Wednesday morning in the lobby of the Best Western Westerley Hotel after they spent the night in Courtenay following an emergency landing in Comox. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Record Staff The Heart & Stroke Foundation and B.C. Lung Association appealed to Cumberland council Monday to implement a bylaw to protect people from second-hand smoke outside public places. Council voted 3-2 in favour of a Gwyn Sproule motion for staff to draft such a bylaw for municipal buildings. Sproule takes issue with workers who smoke outside buildings such as the rec hall which are typically the first things seen by visitors. Couns. Kate Greening and Conner Copeman opposed the motion.

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Cumberland council crunches variety of numbers Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Cumberland council gave first reading Monday to a property tax rate bylaw that calls for a 4.53 per cent increase, of which 3.9 per cent would come from growth and .63 per cent from 2011 rate payers. The expected impact is a 1.7 per cent increase to the average household, according to a staff report. However, amounts collected for other taxing authorities decrease the amount to about 1.2 per cent before homeowner grant and utility fees. The latter increased eight per cent in 2011. The net result is estimated at a 3.1 per cent increase from last year pending school and police tax rate changes. Council also gave first reading to the 2012-2016 financial plan bylaw with an amendment to include $2,350 for a temporary off-leash dog park proposed for Village Park. The idea is to renovate the Little League baseball area for a temporary off-leash site, which staff said was the most requested addition to Cumberland parks in a 2007 survey. The Village Park ball diamond is a separate, partially-fenced area, used in recent times by dog owners, not baseball players. “It would give them a place to go legally,” animal control officer Darby Arseneault said. Coun. Kate Greening likes the idea but feels a more suitable location is needed for the long-term. The budget bylaw also calls for: • council travel and conference expenses increased by $5,000; • a $4,000 grantin-aid increase to the museum, on condition funding is spent on facility/capital

improvements; • $4,000 from downtown amenity funds, $662 from Friends of the Village and $1,500 from the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup for a Village Square water fountain; • Up to $12,000 of the Chinese Cemetery donation be used for cemetery maintenance. The costliest projects for 2012 are the Liquid Waste Management Plan ($153,000) and the Official Community Plan review and revision process ($113,000). Cultural centre building repairs ($42,500) are the most expensive item in a list of recreation, events and parks projects totaling $671,330. Council also approved motions to use $35,000 of the Slegg Improvement fund for a Welcome to Cumberland sign, and nearly $19,000 from the Cumberland Recreation Society for a new skateboard park. If the latter is not approved within two years, coun-

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increase tourist traffic, Bowman added, noting the positive impact of murals in the Island community of Chemainus. She suggested Camp Road would be an ideal place to begin, though Coun. Roger Kishi noted the pending water main replacement in the neighbourhood. • Greening was the lone councillor to not support a Copeman motion to consider a 50 per cent discount for village staff who use the fitness studio. The motion arose from a letter from Kyle Jorgensen, a public works crew member who used the studio after work but was told staff are now required to pay.

He feels staff should be entitled to use the studio free of charge to promote better health and safety for the village. Mayor Leslie Baird noted fitness can decrease stress levels in the workplace. “I can’t support it,” Greening said. “I think they (workers) can afford to pay it themselves.” • A request to waive the noise bylaw for the Big Time Out summer music festival was tabled until May 15, at which time approvals could be in place.

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A sure sign of spring in the Comox Valley is not visible on the ground or in the trees, but higher in the sky — the Snowbirds Demonstration Team. Making their annual return to the skies of the Valley on April 23, the Tutor jets will once again use the area as their practice ground for two weeks before the team leaves for their six-month air show season. Lt. Trevor Reid, public affairs officer for 19 Wing Comox, con-

and following their practice session in the Valley, the team travels across North America performing at approximately 70 air shows at 50 different locations. The original 431 Squadron formed Nov. 11, 1942 at Burn, England and were moved to RCAF station Dartmouth, N.S. The were disbanded Oct. 1, 1954, and re-activated April 1, 1978. On Oct. 15, 1999, the squadron was presented their Squadron Colours for 25 years of service.

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City approves new water, sewer fees Record Staff Courtenay council adopted the new fees and charges bylaw relating to water and sewer user rates on Tuesday. Residential sewer user fees will go up to $163.50 this year from $159 last year. Because the bylaw was adopted partway into the year, $162.20 will be the blended rate for

this year. The City will also continue on with its plan to shift the structure of water rates to increase unmetered water rates and decrease metered water rates in an effort to make the rates more fair for metered customers, as City CAO Tillie Manthey had noted at the March 26 strategic planning session.

The minimum unmetered residential user rate inside the City of Courtenay is now $317 for 2012, up from $300 last year. Again, because the bylaw was adopted partway into the year, the blended rate for 2012 is $312. Multi-family metered rates vary depending on usage but have decreased by over two per cent. There are not

metered single residential units in the City. For more information on these rates, find the 2012 to 2016 financial plan at www. courtenay.ca. ••• Courtenay council passed a motion to enter into the 2012 Municipal Police Unit Agreement, covering from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2032.

Virtual learning explored Tuesday Renée Andor Record Staff

Imagine learning math, English or science in world like the one in the movie Avatar. Local teacher Gord Holden has surrounded himself in the world of virtual learning, and while the computer programs he uses may not be exactly like in Avatar, students are immersed in a virtual world for their studies. The long-time Valley teacher is now teaching through Kelowna-based Heritage Christian Online School (HCOS) using programs like Quest Atlantis, Active Worlds and Thinking Worlds. He will speak at a meeting, hosted by HCOS, and provide information on this style of learning at the Salvation Army Community Church, at 1580 Fitzgerald Ave. on Tuesday. Various workshops and presentations about what the online school offers will happen from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and childcare will be available. Holden said this style of learning is a prime example of 21st century learning, and although traditional

LOCAL TEACHER GORD Holden will be at a meeting about virtual learning at the Salvation Army Community Church from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, put on by the Heritage Christian Online School. learning through books is important, virtual learning can teach in ways text cannot. “The virtual world can be and should be used to do things in ways that cannot be done through text,” said Holden. “Text will always be around and will always be necessary but if we can do experiential learning then the retention rates are going to be much higher.” One example Holden gave was teaching students about wildlife management by allowing them to become virtual wolves in Yellowstone National Park where they hunt-

ed, scavenged, found mates and raised litters as they learned the facts. Learning French by participating in a virtual French-Canadian community was another example Holden provided. Students learn the language by being immersed in French culture as they shop for household needs, meet for dinner, go to French movies with friends, ski, race cars, scuba dive in the town aquarium, visit art galleries, and a whole slew of other activities. While Holden said HCOS has “valuesbased curriculum” and there may be some

underlying Christian ideas, not all students who enrol are Christian — and in the examples of student work Holden demonstrated, one student did a project about Islam. “It’s not like it’s a focus on Christianity; the focus is on the math and the reading and writing and all the rest of it,” said Holden. But, “definitely, I think that if people were against Christianity this probably isn’t for them.” According to Holden, HCOS is popular with home-schooled students, but it is gaining interest for some public school students who may not be able to

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Comox’s future meeting topic Members of the Comox Town Resident’s Association invite the public to join them on Thursday, April 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the Comox Golf Club for an interactive presentation and visioning session with Comox architect Tom Dishlevoy, followed by the association’s annual general meeting. Dishlevoy will give a thought-provoking presentation entitled, “Ideas for a Living Town of Comox: It’s Not That Difficult” (or “It’s Not Rocket Science” or “It’s Time for Change!”). The presentation will explore how the Town of Comox can adapt lessons learned from the recent International Living City Challenge Competition in which Dishlevoy and several colleagues came up with plans for a redesigned City of Courtenay that embraced all facets of sustainability. The CTRA is hoping that residents will come to the meeting willing to discuss their ideas and suggestions for change. Dishlevoy, who has design experience with a wide range of buildings of all types and sizes, has recently expanded his field

of work to include land use planning and sustainability, making each of his projects as “green” as possible: socially, economically and environmentally. Dishlevoy has spoken about his recent efforts to the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce and at TEDx Comox Valley and has worked with the Business Improvement Association’s in Courtenay and Comox to help develop a sustainable vision for a vibrant, resilient and complete community. CTRA acting president Kerry Dawson would like to see some new members join the group. “The Comox Town Residents’ Association is a group of very dedicated residents who recognize how lucky we are to live here in paradise. If we want this Town to remain the special place that it is, we need to be involved as citizens, and we need to be vigilant. It’s easy to lose that small-town charm in just a few years.” Memberships in the CTRA are $10 per year, per household and will be available at the meeting. – Comox Town Residents’ Association

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Town reviews 2012-16 financial plan Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Comox council took one step closer to their goal of a 2.5 per cent tax increase in their review of the 2012-2016 financial plan at Wednesday’s committee of the whole meeting. In a report to council, Don Jacquest, director of finance for the town, noted staff have been reviewing the draft financial plan and would like to propose changes that result in an $85,000 overall reduction in expenditures. Some of the changes include splitting the $60,000 budget in the Parks Department for greenways in 2013 between 2012 and 2013 to allow them to partner with the Salmon Foundation, and administrative budget reductions such as reducing the budget for a new vehicle and removing an allowance for computer upgrades. Council also passed a motion to restore the full Robb Road upgrades project (resurfacing, widening, bike lanes and sidewalk) in 2016, which was removed

at the last committee meeting. Jacquest said council can assume the sidewalk portion will be grant funded. By 2016, staff would know whether or not a grant is probable, and council could make the final decision on whether to proceed with sidewalks or not at that point. Council will examine the draft financial plan again in two weeks. ••• Although daffodil sales for cancer research abound this month, Comox resident Wendy Prothero

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HUBAND ENVIRONMENT CLUB members provided compost pails for each class in Huband Park Elementary School. The school won a BC Green Games award again this year for its efforts to be environmentally friendly. PHOTO SUBMITTED which is now ready to be planted. Sherriff noted that students will start planting shortly after they get back from spring break next week. They also planted shrubs and bulbs around the school. In the reduce waste component, students researched and produced a presentation about the perils of plastic and the dangers it presents to animals when they come in to contact with it. They started a campaign to encourage kids in the school to bring garbage-free lunches, and gave each classroom compost buckets. In the energy conservation component, students turned down the heat in the school and wore sweaters instead. They implemented

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Reports of thefts, domestic disputes keep cops busy POLICE BEAT tion of Ryan Road and the Island Highway. It was found that one vehicle was stopped in traffic and the second vehicle ran into their rear end. The investigation is continuing. Police received a complaint of two persons lurking around houses during the evening on the 1200 block of Guthrie Road, Comox. Patrols were made and two young men were located and arrested. Charges of trespassing by night are being sought and the two will appear in court on a future date. April 6 Police responded to a possible break and enter attempt on a storage shed at a property located on the 8800 block of McLarey Avenue in Black Creek. The culprit pried a section of board off the shed but did not gain entry and nothing appeared taken. Police attended a seven-car motor vehicle collision, approximately half a kilometer to the south of Hamm Road on Highway 19 in Black Creek. The collision took place when one vehicle traveling southbound left the roadway and went into the median. While trying to avoid hitting the first vehicle, several other vehicles hit each other. There was a severe downpour of rain and hail at the time of the collisions. A report of an aggressive driver, speeding and passing dangerously, was received by the Comox Valley RCMP. The vehicle in question was located entering the City of Courtenay on Highway 19A and was stopped. A report of vandalism was called in to police by the owners of Bridges Salon located at 244 Fourth Street, Courtenay. Culprits are reported to have put glue inside the door

locks at the store. An attempted break and enter was thwarted when the resident of a house on the 1100 block of Edgett Road, Courtenay, heard a noise at his window and went to investigate. The homeowner saw a dark-skinned female walking away from his house and when spoken to she ignored the homeowner and left the area. April 7 A report of a break and enter to a house on the 400 block of Emerton Road in Union Bay was taken by police. The homeowner’s son reported the theft on behalf of his mother who is ill. This investigation is continuing. Police responded to a report of a man in distress in the backyard of a house on the 1500 block of Dingwall Road, Courtenay. It was found out that the man was in breach of his court ordered no-alcohol conditions from a previous court case. The man was arrested and then released when sober with a future court appearance on the new offence. A call from a lost hiker resulted in police doing a search of the Wolf Lake/Constellation Hill area. The phone company was able to narrow the search area down and the man was located unharmed. April 8 A Courtenay man called police to report that he had been assaulted while walking on Edgett Road near the Arden Trailer Park. The man stated he was walking alone when two men ran up behind him and punched and kneed him several times in the face and body. This investigation is continuing. During the evening, calls for police service were made by members of the public from the

area of the Avalanche Bar at 275 - 8th Street, Courtenay. Police investigated assaults and over-service of alcohol. This investigation is continuing. Police received a report of a vandalism to a vehicle on the Strathcona Parkway halfway down from the Mount Washigton ski area. The owner reports returning to his vehicle and finding someone had smashed the driver’s side window, mirror and windshield. The culprit also stole several items from inside

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The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society is proud to announce the expansion of their programs and facilities. A new stable and barn, adjacent to the existing facilities, have been secured for the expansion of a full time “Stable Program,” the CVTRS stated in a press release. The Stable Program has been operating for five years with in the existing CVTRS program. This program was created in collaboration with Child and Youth Mental Health to assist children and youth who live with anxiety, emotional dysregulation, distress intolerance and poor social skills. Over the years this program has proven effective in increasing confidence, developing skills and coping strategies in a uniquely non-clinical environment. “With the addition of our new facilities we will now be able to offer a full-time stable program to meet the expanding needs of our community,” a spokesperson stated. “This will mean we are able to offer expanded programs for our current users, as well as a much wider variety of groups with varying needs, including adults. Marg Hind, program director, sums up the therapeutic relationship between horse and their ride; “When horses and humans met each other, at a soul level, there is a magical experience that happens… that is never forgotten. They are our teachers, therapist and friends.” The CVTRS is starting new classes in May of this year. In addition to ongoing sessions, they are adding eight week-long groups aimed specifically at overcoming anxiety and encouraging emotional regulation for

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Nominations open for annual stewardship awards Deadline to submit entries to Islands Trust is April 27 The Islands Trust 2012 Community Stewardship Awards program is now open for nominations. If you know of a person, business or group who has made a big difference to life on your island, please nominate them. “Anyone can nominate an individual, group, organization, school or classroom that has protected the environment or enhanced a community in the Trust Area. By nominating someone for an award, you are telling a story about people investing their energy, time and imagination into our communities and our environment,” said Sheila Malcolmson, chair of the Islands Trust Council. “Each year, it is heartening and encouraging to hear about these amazing islanders and the work they do.” The Islands Trust added a new category

three years ago to recognize and encourage the actions of individuals and organizations that are working in the area of climate change. Last year, this award went to Barry Mathias for the Car Stops Program on Pender Island. “Some of our islanders are doing incredibly creative and passionate work in the fight against climate change. I look forward to sharing their accomplishments and celebrating their success again,” said Malcolmson. This is the 11th year that community stewardship awards will be presented to a person, business or group that helps to steward the islands. Nominations are welcome for projects or actions that are innovative, support the Islands Trust mandate to ‘preserve and protect the Trust Area and its unique amenities and environment’, benefit a community or the entire Trust Area, have some level of community involvement, address climate change and relate to the Islands Trust Policy Statement.

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It includes policies for ecosystem preservation and protection; stewardship of resources, such as freshwater, agricultural land, or coastal areas; and sustainable communities, including cultural heritage and economic opportunities. It can be viewed at www.islandstrust.bc.ca/tc/polstatement.cfm. Nominations can be for a specific project or work carried out over a period of time. The project or work must be ongoing or have been completed within the previous 12 months. Stewardship awards will be given to at least two individuals and two organizations, providing there are sufficient qualifying entries to justify an award. Each nominator can submit two nominations per category. The deadline for nominations is April 27. Nomination forms

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The second annual Peace Begins at Home – Purple Ribbon Campaign kicks off on Monday and this year’s campaign is shaping up to be even bigger than the last. From April 16 to 30, the Comox Valley will be filled with bright banners, signs, purple ribbons and events showing that the community is taking a stand against family violence. Meaghan Cursons, a campaign organizer on behalf of the Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS), said it can be hard to measure how many individuals plan to participate, but more local businesses and organizations have signed up this year. “The part we can measure is the businesses and organizations that come onside and request to display signage, and we’re looking at doubling that from last year,” said Cursons. “So we hope to have well over 100 local businesses and organizations.” The campaign is organized by CVTS — which offers

help to women in abusive relationships — in partnership with other local organizations, agencies, businesses and municipalities in an effort to speak out about, and stand up to, family violence. This year, the campaign lines up with Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, from April 15 to 21, and National Victims of Crime Awareness Week and BC Victims of Crime Awareness Week, from April 22 to 28. The campaign kicks off at CVTS’ Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Shop, located at 367 Sixth St. in Courtenay, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Monday, where there will be tea, coffee and treats on hand. Another event will happen at Thrifty Foods, located across Sixth Street from the thrift shop, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, where people can enter to win prizes from Thrifty Foods. And the third event of the week will be at Lake Trail School, located at 805 Willemar Ave. on Saturday during the Earth Day events from 1 to 4 p.m. At “all of those places there’ll be opportunities for people to take

part in the pledge and to pick up purple ribbons and more information, and also some beautiful stickers we have that they can use year-round,” said Cursons, adding thatt Peace B e gins a t Home – Purple Ribbon ign Campaign events will happen during econd the second week off the campaign as well. B u s i nesses and o rg a n i z a tions that quest didn’t request signage can also th matet pick up the rials at these events, according to Cursons. And there’s a new option this year for people who can’t make it out to one of the events to sign a hard copy pledge that they take a stand against family violence. Cursons developed a strong online component to the campaign this year, and the pledge is available online at www. peacebeginsathome. ca or on the campaign’s Facebook page called Peace Begins At Home. The website is filled

with all sorts of information on the campaign and domestic violence, including some facts like: women are most likely to be the victims of police reported domestic violence, accou accounting for 83 per cent of victims, Com Valley and in the Comox women are the victims in 97 per cent of domestic violence calls. Cursons said the oncompone of the line component campaign has really o taken off. “ “That idea of using social media and using the web as a n o p p o rg tunity to get people to engage, whether event or not, they’re at events has been a big part of h evolution l ti off the camthe paign,” explained Cursons. According to Heather Ney, executive director of CVTS, another change his year is the formalizathis ion of support from lotion cal organizations and municipalities. “They’ve formalzed it more this year ized with proclamations or motions at the

board level,” explained Ney. A few of this year’s supporting groups are: the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Thrifty Foods, London Drugs, North Island College and CFB Comox. Ney added that she expects individual community member interest to grow this year as well. “I’m excited to see what the response is this year, and the online response, and I expect that there will be an expansion in terms of the number of people who are aware of the campaign,” said Ney. In preparation for more interest, and because the campaign ran out of purple ribbons last year, Ney said she ordered 10 times the amount of purple ribbons this year. The idea for the Purple Cam mpaign was Ribbon Campaign

brought here by previous Courtenay mayor Greg Phelps, who was inspired by Prince Edward Island’s purple ribbon campaign. Purple ribbons can be picked up at Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Shop, the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce offices and the Cumberland Museum and Tourist Bureau. Cursons said she’s happy with the way this year’s campaign is taking shape and the community response so far — even though the campaign isn’t officially underway until next week. “We just find that people are really keen to add themselves to the list of folks that want to support this kind of movement within the community,” she said. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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A community conference on apology & forgiveness Friday, April 27th • 8:30-4:30 • Stan Hagen Theatre • North Island College • Courtenay “Moving forward on a path of healing” explores the range of responses to tragedy and hurt. Presentations, videos, discussions for students, professionals and volunteers working with those harmed to move forward. Forms and further information available from the Community Justice Centre: www.cjc-comoxvalley.com click on Conference/Training

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Sights and sounds of Lazo Marsh The Friends of Comox-Lazo Forest Reserve Society are presenting the “Sights and Sounds of Lazo Marsh.” Comox Valley Nature is a non-profit society affiliated to BC Nature which fulfils its educational mandate by hosting monthly lectures, organizing weekly guided hikes and undertakes a variety of environmental projects. Founded in 1966, it is one of the oldest environmental

As a resident of the Comox Valley since 1991 (Bernice) Muir has spent many hours exploring the North East Woods and Lazo Marsh.

societies on the North Island. Founding member of FOCLFR, Bill Halliday, and retired North Island College biology instructor, Bernice Muir, will make an audio-visual presentation “Sights and Sounds of Lazo Marsh”

at Comox Valley Nature (Comox Valley Naturalist Society) at the monthly April meeting, April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Filberg Centre. As a resident of the Comox Valley since 1991 Muir has spent many hours exploring the North East Woods

and Lazo Marsh. She will share her profound respect and love for nature with her program which will feature some of the flora and fauna, as well as the sounds of the seasons at Lazo Marsh. This presentation will be complemented by an update on the status of the reserve and work done to date to enhance conservation values. Halliday will inaugurate a long-term plan to formalize a major trail

Urban gardening explored Horticulturists will hear about design and planning Elaine Codling, Permaculture Design Consultant and teacher, will introduce members of the Comox Valley Horticultural Society to to Urban Garden Design on April 16. The presentation will include a brief introduction to permaculture ethics and design principles. The focus of her lecture will be on using these principles to create productive gardens that can be managed with fewer outside resources. Elaine has practised organic kitchen gardening for 30 years and started her studies in 2003. In 2010 she completed her PC Design Certificate on Denman Island and then travelled to Australia to study at the Permaculture Research

Institute of Australia. She became the ‘Permaculturist in Residence’ at the Living in Peace Project in Karamea, New Zealand, where she supervised the redesign of their green house and initiated the conversion of the orchard into a food forest. Since returning to the Comox Valley in May 2011, Elaine established Vancouver Island Permaculture and has been consult-

ing and teaching on the island ever since. She is presenting a day course on ‘Urban Garden Design and Planning at Innisfree Farm on April 28 and this would be an excellent follow-up to her CVHS lecture. Some of her other projects include: teaching an intro to organic gardening at Lake Trail School; doing a series of permablitz work parties with the Sew Sisters in Cum-

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network in the Comox Lazo Wildlife Management Area (Northeast Woods). Meetings and lectures of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society are held on the third Sunday of most months at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay. Meetings and public guided walks are open to the public, including children and youth. (No dogs on walks, please). An entrance fee of $3 for the lecture is suggested for non-members. New memberships are always welcomed. “Please come out and join us for these important environmental topics,” a spokesperson said. For more information on CVNS visit the website at www. comoxvalleynaturalist. bc.ca. Forthcoming lectures include: Terry Thormin: “Dragonflies of the Comox Valley.”

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fter a successful week in Victoria, the show will be coming to Courtenay starting on April 17th! So you better search through your attics and basements, go through your lock boxes and jewelry, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold, and silver.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW! On behalf of everyone here at the Roadshow, we would like to express how excited we are to be coming to Courtenay. During our tour of Southern Ontario, we have seen an abundance of unique items coming into our shows. The history of this country never ceases to amaze us, as local citizens have continuously brought us extraordinary treasures that we have purchased. We invite everyone to bring in their items, free of charge, and sit down with an expert and have them examined. We are looking to purchase a variety of Antiques, Collectibles, and Precious Metals (Gold, Sterling Silver, Coins with Silver Content)

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MARS invites public to Walk for Wildlife It’s a First! Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society’s “Walk for Wildlife” It isn’t a “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” in the woods so you probably won’t see a bear. But Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) thinks you are sure to see some chattering songbirds or a Great Blue Heron on the hunt as you stroll the banks of the Courtenay River Estuary on their first Charity Walk for Wildlife April 22. Walk event organizer Lynda Hodgkinson says, “Charity walks are uniting communities and are an opportunity for family and friends to take a few minutes for themselves and to acknowledge the importance of our connection with wildlife.” A fundraising registration fee of $10 will be waived if participants obtain sponsors and a prize will be awarded for the most pledges. Registration starts at noon at the parking area, south end of the Airpark’s runway just past the Whistle Stop Pub and continues in

a clockwise direction. Please bring your pledge sheets and donation money. MARS couldn’t have picked a more unique location for their Walk for Wildlife as the paved walkway will accommodate strollers and wheelchairs yet still bring you tantalizingly close to the waterfowl, eagles, herons and seals that make the Estuary their home. The Estuary is the stage for a variety of wildlife actors in their natural habitat and reflects MARS’ mission to conserve and protect it through rehabilitation and education. This is a great opportunity to meet Ambassador birds who will appreciate your donations. Remember to bring your water container and fill up at the water station generously provided by Water Pure & Simple. Pledge sheets are available at local businesses including veterinarian clinics and hospitals, NIC, CV Chamber of Com-

MARS EDUCATION COORDINATOR Sandy Fairfield with one of the group’s “swimming” birds, Klemtu. merce, Ski Tak Hut, Jeannie’s Vitamin Centre, Comox Mall Coffee Shop, Art Knapp’s Plantland, Shar-Kare Feed and may also be downloaded from the MARS website www. wingtips.org. MARS is challenging all Comox Valley students to see who can get the most pledges and the

Valley’s firefighters, RCMP, BC Ambulance staff and CFB personnel. MARS thanks Quality Foods for the generous donation of fruit and St. John Ambulance for attending “just in case.” Rain or shine, the wildlife is sure to have their best duds on.

Comox United Church and the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship will host a presentation on different spiritual practices on Friday, April 20. The presentation will explore “Spiritual but not Religious”, the fastest growing religious category in census surveys, from three different aspects: “Thinking” (beliefs), “Doing” (spiritual practices and taking action) and “Feeling” (our own spiritual experiences). The evening will begin with a short presentation on the differences between Spiritual and Religious practices. Several videos will follow, starting with a video on the Cyrus Cylinder by the Director of the British Museum. The Cylinder is an ancient archeological object from Iran that confirms some Hebrew Scripture stories, but also raises some spiritual “Thinking” questions about ancient documents. A video by a dynamic female Roshi (leader) of a Zen Buddhist monastery will demonstrate spiritual “Doing”, taking direct Compassionate action in the world, by caring for others during their dying process. Spiritual “Feeling” will be explored using different still images, and with a spectacular video on Nature, Beau-

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we have here in the Comox Valley. A fun interactive day is planned for Sunday. April 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information go to www.mysticvancouverisland.com or call 250-871-3115.

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When communicating, talk‘with’ instead of ‘at’ Over the last while I have noticed that my husband and I have been going through a series of ups and downs in our discussions with each other. I am not sure that it is any better or worse than anyone else but the downs sure are beginning to bother me more and more. Perhaps it is because we seem to be in one now. We are both more irritated, easily frustrated by each other and many of our conversations, even ones you would think were simple and straight forward, seem to turn into arguments. I do not know what it is but during these times we both are grumpy and you can cut the tension with a knife. The rest of the time we get along great and we are able to work things out really well together. I would like to find a way to break this cycle before it gets worse. How can we get rid of these down times? Thank you for your letter. As you note, many couples go through ups and downs in their relationships. It is a function of many different factors and influences. Without knowing more specifics about your situation it is difficult to know what sort of things trigger your ‘downs’ and/or what seems to help you

get out of them and into an ‘up.’ There are a few traps, however, that seem to be common in a lot of relationships when things are not going as well. I will discuss a few of them below with the hope that it may be helpful for you. Three traps appear with some regularity in the couples who arrive in my office for counselling. These things tend to make the interactions between the couple more negative and seem to initiate frustration, arguments, irritation and tension. These things certainly are not meant to be an exhaustive list nor are they exclusive to those couples who end up in counselling, Yet they are common enough that they are worth discussing here. The first is what I call “talking at” rather than “talking with.” When couples are frustrated and irritated with each other, they tend to stop listening to each other effectively. They can begin to assume that they know what the other person is going to say and what the other person is thinking because they have heard it all before. They can also start to interpret the other person’s comments as a direct criticism or

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LOCHHEAD attack. When this happens, individuals tend to respond defensively to other’s remarks and are often preparing rebuttals in their minds when the other person is speaking. “Talking with” requires one person to be listening effectively while the other speaks. When couples are “talking with,” both people are working together to understand each other and to give each other the opportunity to express themselves. When they are “talking at” they are both more concerned with making points than hearing

listened to or understood. Both feel frustrated and irritated as a result. The discussion quickly descends into an argument and usually does not reach a resolution. Finally, many individuals in a couple also report that there is an increase in negative, uncomplimentary self talk that occurs in each of their heads when they are stuck in a down cycle. I often refer to this as their ‘tape.’ The tape often starts to play when we are irritated, frustrated, stressed and tired (to name a few times). When the tape plays it sets us up to respond in negative ways to each other because we have already drawn negative conclusions about the other person’s motives, attitude, character . . . (fill in the blank).

what the other person thinks or feels in that moment. Secondly, couples who are finding themselves arguing a lot are often engaged in debating solutions as opposed to discussing their concerns and what their needs and/ or priorities are in that moment. When a discussion turns quickly to solution talk, we do not take the time to understand what each other’s view of the problem is and what is important to each other in any solution that we suggest. Moreover, once we start debating solutions we fall into the trap of defending our positions and trying to weaken our opponents position enough that our view prevails. When this happens neither person in the couple feels heard,

Each of us will recognize when our spouse’s tape is playing because they are moodier, more difficult to communicate with and shorter in their responses to us just as we are when our own tapes are playing. The way out of each of these traps is to recognize when they are a factor and to try to escape their grips. We need to stop listening to the tape as best we can, talk about the problem first before we try to move to solutions and talk ‘with’ rather than ‘at’ each other. In the end, whether these traps are what is creating your and your husband’s down times or it is something else, the most powerful trap busters are talking about how you are interacting with each other and how it makes

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Caregiver’s job is a‘labour of love’ Each year around this time, I write about Family Caregiver Week in B.C. – May 5-11. It’s something I feel strongly about - acknowledging and recognizing the fact that in our province alone we have over one million incredibly giving and devoted unpaid caregivers who provide care and support for loved ones. The Canadian statistics on caregiving are best summed up as a “Labour of Love”. In a 2009 study conducted by the Canadian Public Research Network on balancing work and eldercare, key findings included: • Over one in four (27.8 per cent) employed Canadians have responsibilities for the care of elderly dependents – a percentage likely to grow as the baby boom population ages. • Almost one in five employed Canadians

(16.8 per cent) have responsibility for both childcare and eldercare (i.e. they are in the “sandwich” group). • The majority (75 per cent) of employed caregivers are middleaged women who combine paid employment with the care of an elderly parent with a chronic health problem. • Unpaid caregivers provide 80 per cent of all care at home. Although the majority of caregivers are happy and willing to care for their loved ones, caregiving isn’t without its challenges. In our everyday work, family caregivers tell us the most difficult and stressful part of their role is “being the quarterback” which includes navigating the health care system and coordinating services and care. Other caregivers expressed difficulty

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JOHNSTONE finding and accessing affordable home or community care services as well as other programs for their aging loved ones and themselves as caregivers. I like to think a good starting point for some caregivers is this column and I want to remind readers that all columns can be found at www. keystoneeldercare.com under Resources. Another great program is the CareRing Voice Network. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is, you might think about signing up for teleworkshop, hosted by the Family Caregivers’ Network.

Beware Flower Clown! Beware the Flower Clown and Other Roadside Characters I would imagine that your opinion of police traffic surveillance tactics probably depends a lot on whether you are the recipient of a ticket or not because of them. You may have actually seen Cpl. Smith in Nanaimo dressed up as the Easter Bunny or Const. Martell of Kelowna wearing a hoodie and holding up a sign made of cardboard. They certainly got to see a lot of traffic violators and provided information to pick up teams a bit farther down the road. They should not be doing enforcement unless they are in uniform! Undignified... civil societies depend on fairness and good examples. This sounds a bit like sour grapes to me; the police should stand out so I have a chance to avoid being caught is what I might be hearing in these comments. In a playful mood one day I stopped my fully marked police car on the side of the highway, turned on all the emergency lights and “hid” behind it to work laser speed enforcement. The traffic flow was moderate and I seldom waited long for the next violator to come along. Perhaps I needed a sign announcing speed enforcement ahead as an additional warning?

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SCHEWE Laugh or cry over it, disguise is a valid form of law enforcement investigation and I see no reason that police should feel embarrassed to use it or that the public should require them to stop. It is not unfair or

uncivilized, but it could be a little undignified. To those officers who are willing to be laughed at for the cause, my hat is off to you! For more information on this topic, visit www. drivesmartbc.ca. Questions or comments are welcome by e-mail to comments@drivesmartbc.ca. Tim Schewe is a retired RCMP constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. His column appears Friday.

There are two B.C.-wide free teleworkshops - “Family Dynamics and Caregiving: Separating the Past form the Present”, on May 7 from 12-1 p.m. and “Surviving Eldercare: Where Their Needs End and Yours Begin”, on May 10 from 7-8 p.m. You can register online at www.careringvoice.com or call 1-866-396-2433. Locally, our community is home to the Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling, a nonprofit organization that provides monthly Caregiver Support groups. For more information, please contact Susan Armstrong, Coordinator at 250-890-0099 or go to their website at www.cvspc.wordpress.

com. Additionally, Seniors Services Under One Roof is a coalition of senior providers providing a one-stop resource for seniors and family caregivers. You are most welcome to drop by the office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Monday to Friday) to ask questions about programs and resources or to browse information on the bookshelf. I’d like to thank all caregivers providing support and care to aging loved ones. Wendy Johnstone is a gerontologist and is the founder of Keystone Eldercare Solutions. Her column runs in the Comox Valley Record every second Friday.

Annual General Meeting April 19, 2012

Best Western Plus, The Westerly Hotel and Convention Centre 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Keynote Speaker

Dave Willie Chair - Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

FMI and to register go to: www.comoxvalleychamber.com and Click on ‘Events & Registration’

I Shall Not Hate: Moving Forward from Forgiveness to Compassion Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, speaking on compassion as a road to reconciliation. Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 – 9 PM Mark R. Isfeld School Gym 1551 Lerwick Road Dr. Abuelaish will sign copies of his book “I Shall Not Hate” following his speech. Copies will be available for sale. Tickets on sale now: $15 (general seating, cash only) available through Laughing Oyster Books in Courtenay, Seeds Food Market in Cumberland, Videos ‘n More in Comox and at the Sid Williams Theatre Ticket Centre or online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com (credit cards accepted).

Conference on Apology and Forgiveness: Moving Forward on a Path of Healing Friday, April 27 from 8:30 – 4:30 North Island College, Courtenay, Stan Hagen Theatre A conference for professionals and volunteers in education, youth, seniors and other social services, victims services, restorative justice, faith communities, and the general public. No conference fee, but registration required – forms and further information available from the Community Justice Centre at www.CJC-ComoxValley.com, click on Conference and Training opportunities.

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Friday, April 13 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Tsolum River walk; meet at Headquarters Rd. fairgrounds/curling rink parking lot, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Michelle 250-331-9158, Sue 250-898-8333, www.cvnewcomers.net. COMOX Seniors Association presents Nia session with Ann Marie Lische, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 9–10:15 a.m. $8 drop-in. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com.

Saturday, April 14 KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Guthrie Rd. near Quality Foods, Comox, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. C.V. DAHLIA Society annual tuber sale, 1432 Lupin Dr., Comox (Anderton to Thurber & left on Lupin), 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Demo & Q&A. FMI: Jeanine 250-337-8985, Linda 250-339-9157. COMOX Seniors present Fashion & Comedy show, d”Esterre House, 2401 Beaufort Ave., 2 p.m. Fashion presented by Salvation Army Thrift Store. Tix: $7.50/members, $10/guests, available at d’Esterre House.

Sunday, April 15 C.V. DAHLIA Society annual tuber sale, 1432 Lupin Dr., Comox (Anderton to Thurber & left on Lupin), 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Demo & Q&A. FMI: Jeanine 250-337-8985, Linda 250-339-9157. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. C.V. MONARCHIST League meeting, 2173 Tull, Courtenay (home of Barbara & John Frame), 2 p.m. Planning for celebration of Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. COMOX Seniors Association presents Flexibility, Argentine Tango workshop 2–4 p.m. & general dancing 4–5:30 p.m., d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com. FALLEN Alders Community Hall’s bean supper & pie auction, 3595 Royston Rd., 5 p.m. $10 bean supper, salad. Please bring dessert for auction. FMI: 250-792-3729.

Monday, April 16 COMOX Seniors Association presents Monday dance lessons, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 3–6:20 p.m. Eric Lam teaches waltz, jive, Argentine tango, etc. FMI/ registration: Arabella 250941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com. LUSH Valley Food Action Society Gardening meeting, 1 p.m. & Community Kitchens meeting, 7 p.m., 1126 Piercy Ave., Courtenay. FMI: 250-331-0152, www.lushvalley.org.

Tuesday, April 17 COMOX Seniors Association presents Beginner/Beyond Beginner dances with Eric Lam: waltz 3 p.m., jive 4:10 p.m., d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave. $10/members, $12/guests. Private coaching available. FMI/registration: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@gmail.com. ST. JOSEPH’S Hospital Auxiliary Society meeting, upper hall Comox Legion, 1:30 p.m. All guests welcome. FMI: 250339-1407. COMOX Seniors Association presents Nia session with Ann Marie Lische, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 3–4:10 p.m. $8 drop-in. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com. FALLEN Alders Community Hall’s 2nd AGM, 3595 Royston Rd., 7 p.m. All resident in community encouraged to attend. New board members needed & hall needs support. FMI: Colby 250-792-3729.

Wednesday, April 18 INTERNATIONAL Coin Collectors buying coins, paper currency, gold & silver from general public, Holiday Inn Express, 2200 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. ROYAL Canadian Naval Association meets, Comox Legion upper lounge, 1 p.m. Guests welcome. FMI: 250-339 5498. HEART Support Group Comox Valley Chapter meeting, Comox Rec Centre, 1855 Noel Ave., 7 p.m. Support for all with heart procedures, & spouses. Guest speaker Rita Valens on pacemakers. All welcome; free. FMI: 259-3395349;

Thursday, April 19 INTERNATIONAL Coin Collectors buying coins, paper currency, gold & silver from general public, Holiday Inn Express, 2200 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. COMOX Seniors Association presents Thursday dance practice, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 3:10–5:10 p.m. $3/members, $4/guests. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@gmail.com.

Friday, April 20 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Finding Fanny Bay walk; meet at Staples’ recycling area, lot close to Mark’s Work Wearhouse, 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Gina 250-890-9336, Ruth 250-3394584, Michelle 250-331-9158, www.cvnewcomers.net. INTERNATIONAL Coin Collectors buying coins, paper currency, gold & silver from general public, Holiday Inn Express, 2200 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. COMOX Seniors Association presents Nia session with Ann Marie Lische, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 9–10:15 a.m. $8 drop-in. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com. EVERGREEN Seniors At the Movies, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 1 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniorsclub.org. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Dan & Mark, Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www. evergreenseniorsclub.org.

Saturday, April 21 EVERGREEN Seniors Spring Garage Sale, Rotary Hall & lower lobby, Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. All welcome. Food service 8 a.m.–1 p.m. FMI: 250-3381000, www.evergreenseniorsclub.org. INTERNATIONAL Coin Collectors buying coins, paper currency, gold & silver from general public, Holiday Inn Express, 2200 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.


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Strata owners take heart: information sessions offered To make life a little easier for those involved with stratas, the Courtenay branch of RDH Building Engineering will start free monthly drop-in sessions for frazzled strata council members, property managers, maintenance committee members, resident managers and strata owners.

The technical side of strata life can be overwhelming for those navigating through unfamiliar waters. Depreciation reports, building renewals, condition assessments, maintenance work and emergency repairs are among the issues that come with strata life and encountered by those self-sacrificing

individuals who try to deal with them. The informal sessions will respond to issues people bring in such as: •Tell me more about depreciation reports, aka reserve fund studies; •We have some problems — do we need a condition assessment? •We cut the grass

and paint occasionally. Should we have a maintenance plan? •What can we do to keep expenses down? •What’s the best way to arrange for repairs? A known leader in the industry, RDH’s staff of engineers, architects and technologists provides services in building asset management, enclosure assess-

ment and maintenance planning. Through RDH’s inhouse web accessible Building Asset Management System software (BAMS), stratas can view and manage buildings, funding issues and information distribution. Sessions are planned for Wednesday, April 18, May 23 and June

Tough times create opportunities R

ecently there have been a number of reports about how tough it is for Valley businesses in these, to say the least, challenging economic times. There does not seem to be much relief in sight for some time to come. Surveys based on previous recessionary periods have shown that the businesses that weathered the storm better than others all had one thing in common: they focused on improving their marketing efforts rather than cutting back. This does not mean that you have to spend more money. What it does mean is that you have to spend a little more time ensuring your marketing strategy is working to meet these challenges and then seize the opportunities that challenging times inevitably bring. What are these challenges? They are not any different today than they were during the last crisis and are not likely to change for decades to come because they highlight the basic principles of marketing that are at the core of your business. They are: Identifying and really knowing who are your target customers; Positioning yourself as the best choice for your product or service as it relates to your customers; and Choosing the right communications mix that your target group is most likely to use. As you can see these challenges are really no different than what you would normally do to promote your business. Perhaps the biggest challenge is to be able to look at your strategies with a critical eye and be prepared to look for specific opportunities and options that will generate the best results. If you are prepared to spend the time, here’s a few tips that will help make the pro-

cess easier. To know your customer is to know them really well. You have to be able to understand what motivates them to buy into your product or service. Think in terms of customer service, wants versus needs, building relationships, shared values. Remember people do not always buy based on price. They base decisions on satisfying a need that suits their lifestyle. Buying your product or service is based on achieving that goal. This leads to positioning in the marketplace. By taking a critical look at who you are in relation to your competition, you can develop a strategy that will set you apart. Will make you the ‘go to’ person or business. Take a realistic approach to your analysis. You are not going to appeal to everyone, even if you have a product or service that everyone uses. If that were the case then there would only be one car dealer, one grocery store, one coffee shop. Ask yourself why is that? Do you really know

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one in four customers feels loyal to their providers across different industries. In addition two-thirds of customers switched providers in at least one industry in the past year due to poor customer service. Bottom line: make sure you are developing a strong relationship with your customers and most importantly are able to keep them satisfied. The final challenge businesses face is to be able to pick the right channels of communication in order to reach their targeted customers. Consider this one of the greatest opportunities of the ‘age of communication.’ With the right medium you can deal with your best customers and potential customers almost on a one-to-one basis.

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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

Failure of justice There are many cases before the courts that leave one flabbergasted at the lack of justice being meted out. Such is the situation involving 80-year-old Gerald McDonald. Last year, the North Delta grandfather died just two weeks after a vicious attack at his home. The octogenarian was badly beaten with baseball bats wielded by a group of people intent on inflicting property damage following a verbal altercation with McDonald’s son. Two weeks later, McDonald was dead from a heart attack and a B.C. coroner makes no bones about linking the two events. Coroner Kate Corcoran listed the cause of death as “homicide.” She also said that “considering the facts of this investigation, it is reasonable to conclude that the September 20, 2011 assault was the cause of the cascading events that led to Mr. McDonald’s demise.” So those responsible for the assault will be held accountable for the results of their actions, right? Wrong. According to the B.C. Criminal Justice Branch, only the findings from an autopsy can be used to consider homicide charges. In McDonald’s case, the autopsy report makes no link between the attack on the senior and his death. This alone would be extremely difficult for McDonald’s family to come to terms with. But then this sucker punch: Assault charges in McDonald’s attack are also not being considered. Crown counsel does not believe it has enough evidence to win a conviction. An often-used legal quote (attributed to Lord Chief Justice Hewart) notes that “justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.” For Gerald McDonald, our system has failed miserably on both counts. – Black Press

Record Question of the Week This week: Earth Hour on March 31 encouraged 30 per cent of respondents to turn off their lights for 60 minutes. Next week: With Canuck Fever starting to rise, do you think Vancouver will win the Stanley Cup this year? Go to the Poll on the mainpage at www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and cast your vote. Impressive speeches by young Imp students were delivered at the annual Concours d’Art Oratoire, a French speaking competition at Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary School.

Those who phone in false bomb threats to airlines should be hunted down from whatever rock they skulk under and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Grizzly bear hunt controlled Dear editor, I am writing in response to Mr. Kyostia’s letter to the editor that recently appeared in your publication. The headline of his letter is, “Grizzly bear slaughter shameful”. Mr. Kyostia would have you believe that “a very unique area on the B.C. coast that once boasted one the densest concentration of grizzly bears on earth” is now virtually devoid of such creatures. If that were truly the case, then Mr. Kyostia would no longer have his job as Interpretative Naturalist. Mr. Kyostia alludes to a “ruthless slaughter” of the grizzly bear. The hunting of grizzly bears and other game in the province is well regulated. Grizzly bear hunts are conducted under a Limited Entry Hunt authorization (LEH) for resident hunters and Guide/Outfitter Allocations.

It simply is not possible for each and every resident hunter in the province to buy a grizzly bear tag and proceed to harvest a grizzly bear. So to deem the hunting of grizzly bears a ‘ruthless slaughter’ is not a vestige of truth.

There is only a certain amount of LEH authorizations made available throughout the province. It simply is not possible for each and every resident hunter in the province to buy a grizzly bear tag and proceed to harvest a grizzly bear. So to deem the hunting of grizzly bears a “ruthless slaughter” is not a vestige of truth.

Mr. Kyostia goes on to say, “The government is floundering in its feeble attempt to blindly manage a resource of which very little is known.” Mr. Kyostia states that he is a biologist and as such he would know that the wildlife in B.C. is managed by many of his peers. I would think that these many provincial biologists would be very well aware of the health of the grizzly bear populations in the province; after all, that is their responsibility. I also believe they would move quickly to make remedy if the populations were in jeopardy. Mr. Kyostia’s letter is nothing short of rhetoric. He mentions habitat loss, declining salmon stocks but fails to state their impact on the grizzly bear. His letter is nothing more that a diatribe on hunting. Dennis Youchezin, Chase, B.C.

Fed’s budget not eco-friendly Dear editor, To the people of British Columbia: Was it just me or did last Thursday’s federal budget seem overly oil rich Alberta and big corporation friendly? As Chantal Hebert of CBC’s At Issue panel said after the announcement; we’ve never seen a budget that is as unfriendly to the environment as this one. So kind people of B.C., let’s recap what the budget looks like for our province. Six months into the environmental review process for the controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline project, the federal budget has put a cap on environmental reviews to a maximum of two years and this project will fall into this. So there is now only 18 months left to complete a comprehensive environmental review of this potentially volatile project. A spokesperson for Enbridge

then said that since the window of opportunity for this pipeline is small the review process should be cut in half and the pipeline approved in nine months. I ask you sir, is this because the tar sands are in danger of drying up? And don’t think the federal government is finished. There is a recent proposal to take habitat protection out of our fisheries act. Once DFO no longer has to protect streams for our salmon and the coastline for our whales, the pipeline will no longer need to meet the stringent environmental process that is now in place. What’s next? Oil exploration in the Hecate Straits? I don’t know about you Mr. Oliver but oil-money-backed corporations scare me a lot more than foreign backed environmentalists and they should scare you in your role of Environment

Minister. It seems to me that the people of Alberta have already said goodbye to their last remaining herd of Caribou as protecting their environment is no longer feasible given the tar sands development. Are we willing to do the same? What do you say to this Premier Christy Clark? Dagmar Seydel Qualicum Bay

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Teachers not doing it for kids

READER BRIAN LUNN submitted this historic photo.

Mining not worth risk Dear editor, “Comox Kids Catch Typical Tyee!” For those of you with no memory (under 60) and those of you with short memories (over 60), this would have been a headline in the Comox Valley Free Press or the Argus in in the summer of 1955 for this photograph. Why does it seem so fantastic now? Answer: A fly-by-night copper mine was allowed to poison the Tsolum River and as a result

destroyed fishing in Comox Bay. It’s as simple as that! Risks associated with any mining is all about damage to the water! If you think 17 years of coal mining is a good deal; think about your ongoing water supply; it just isn’t worth risking. Give your collective heads a good shake. I grew up and retired to this beautiful area. Brian Lunn Comox Valley

The less litter the better Dear editor, How can we make the Comox Valley more attractive to tourists? It’s quite simple: “pick up litter.” A litter-free environment makes our community hugely more attractive than it already is. I did an art show in Newport Beach, Calif. The woman who ran the grounds was trained at Disneyland. Everyone from management down picked up lit-

ter. It was spooky how pristine the site was. We can’t expect government to pick up all the garbage. Every time I walk my dog I take a plastic bag and pick up the debris that unfortunately is everywhere. The big payoff is I get a warm mushy feeling when I can make my world a better place. Brian Scott Black Creek

Dear editor, I am a little fed up with the articles in the papers over the B.C. teachers’ situation. I have read of letters dictated by a Grade 1 class teacher, of letters written by students and, of course, the standard “walk a mile in my shoes” letters to the press from teachers or union reps. If I hear one more time that teachers are on strike for the sake of the kids, I will be sick. Pure and simple. The teachers are in a Union vs. Government fight over wages and working conditions. If the teachers can reduce the class size by 50 per cent, this means twice the number of teachers will be hired and the BCTF will benefit from increased union dues. While teachers work to rule (or “bell to bell” as they call it) they are well within their current contractual rights and obligations. Parents must ask, then, are they doing the work of teaching. By refusing to issue report cards, they are hurting students applying for a higher education. Figures from a BCTF website show a salary range of $47,539 to $81,561 for teachers. As teachers are required to work 5.15 hours per day for 193 days, they work under their current contract a total of 993.95 hours per calendar year or ½ the hours worked by you and I. Dividing one by the other, teachers make between $47.83 to $82.06 per hour and they want 15 per cent more. or $94.37. We all know that teachers put more time than this into their work so why don’t we define that in their contract? I am in favour of paying teachers extra to do the so

Figures from a BCTF website show a salary range of $47,539 to $81,561 for teachers.

called “volunteer work” and I would find that money by reducing the pay of the teachers who work bell to bell. I agree with teachers who complain about the inclusion of special need kids into a regular class. It is sad that we should treat these kids in a different way, but I don’t think the drain on the learning of the

other kids justifies our current system – we have to find a better solution to this problem. I am really disappointed at the message sent by teachers who announce, boldly, that they are going to refuse to obey the legislation and will insist that any fines received be removed as part of the back to work deal.

What kind of message does this send to our kids – defy the law then bitch about the resulting penalties? Let’s face it teachers, you are in a legal strike situation and I am not pleased with your tactics and I would refuse to pay you $94.37 per hour. It is sad that we have to paint good teachers with this black and tarry brush but you are a unionized group and hence do get tarred together. R.D. Guelpa, P Eng. Comox Valley

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STANFIELD hoped to provide a visual impact but the equipment did not arrive in time. “This is the first of what we hope will be dozens (of wells),” Swift said, noting the potential for a trillion cubic feet of gas from the Sable River to Campbell River. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Persistence paid off for a group of Vanier teachers and friends who won $217,017 in the 649 lottery. The Vanier 649 Club of 35 people had placed the same number every Wednesday and Saturday since forming in 1989. Each contributor pocketed $6,200.50. “I figure we’ve put in about $600 each since ‘89,” trustee Butch Rivers said. “We’ve won about 1,000 per cent of our investment.” Twenty years ago this week in the

Comox Valley Record: School trustees cut programs and services in a bad news ‘92-’93 budget. “Everything has been gone over by the board and it wasn’t an easy thing to do,” school board chair Danny White said. “At some point they have to make a decision...there is no money there.” Overall spending rose to $51.5 million in 1992, six per cent ahead of ‘91-’92 spending, but that wasn’t enough to handle inflation and a growing student population. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Directional signs pointing travelers to the Leeward Pub’s cottage brewery ruffled feathers at Comox council. Aldermen voted to have signs at the corner of Comox Avenue and Anderton Road torn down and returned to the Ministry of Highways. The signs — requested by the pub and erected by ministry road crews — violated a bylaw that banned commercial signs on boulevards.

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Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Ten Courtenay Home Depot employees picked six of six winning numbers to win a grand total of more than $4.4 million. Each pocketed $446,059. The win was discovered in Nanaimo by office pool manager David Morris. When he used the self-serve ticket checker he thought the group had won a small sum — until he saw the display screen. “I saw too many numbers,” Morris said in an interview with the BC Lottery Corp. “I gave the ticket to the retailer, who checked it and said ‘I don’t have enough money to pay you!” Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A group of investors, city officials and the media attended what was supposed to be the first flaring of the firstever coal methane gas well in B.C., near Piercy and Condensory roads. Priority Ventures president Neil Swift had

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Award-winning singer/ songwriter Helen Austin is living two lives. In Courtenay she’s wife and mother to two, writes music and plays gigs with her daughter, Daisy. In L.A., she heads to the recording studio at noon and and spends nine hours sipping whiskey with young men in tight jeans while recording her new CD. Austin’s heading to Los Angeles in mid-April to put the finishing touches on her album. While there, she’ll attend the first annual Indie Music Channel Awards ceremony in the prestigious Foundation Room of House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Calif. And she’s not going to just join the party; she’s nominated for five awards: Best Alternative Video under $5,000, Best Female Artist, Best Soundtrack for a Female Artist, Best Song on a Soundtrack, Best Acoustic Song and Album of the Year. Closer to home, Austin’s also nominated for Female Songwriter of the Year for the Vancouver Island Music Awards. “The L.A. connection happened after I signed exclusively with the independent music publishing company pigFACTORY,” explains Austin. “They’re really into promoting my music, which is great.” pigFACTORY, who has also handled recordings and songs by Def Leppard, Iggy Pop, Jordin Sparks and others, sent Austin to L.A. in February to start work on the CD with well-known songwriter-producer Bleu. “Really, it’s a bit weird,” Austin admits. “The other musicians are all younger than me and live a totally different lifestyle. But it’s fun and I really enjoy work-

HELEN AUSTIN DIVIDES her time between Courtenay and Los Angeles. ing with them and leading an alternate life once in a while.” pigFACTORY had been asking Austin for an exclusive contract for some time. “I resisted at first because I wanted to keep my options open,” says Austin. “But I also knew they would push me in some good ways if I made the commitment.” So pigFACTORY is funding Austin’s next CD which includes springing for a string quartet for a couple of songs, hiring an awardwinning mixer in Boston and creating a music video.

“It’s great to have that support and feedback,” Austin says. “I don’t have to worry about or organize anything for the CD; they take care of it all.

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But the pressure is on. I’ve worked really hard to get to this place and now I feel like I have to work harder. And it’s odd when someone says, ‘Can you

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write another hit song this week?’ As if I can just sit down and do it!” But Austin, a prolific singer/songwriter from the UK now living in the Comox Valley, is no slouch when it comes to being creative. Formerly an awardwinning musical comedian and headliner on the UK comedy circuit, she’s now focusing on writing, producing and performing her music. Some examples of Austin’s dedication: a few years ago she set – and met – her goal of writing a song a week for a year and she’s

placed many of her songs on television. Recent successes include a European commercial for Nivea, the World of Jenks and Teen Mom on MTV, A Paribas commercial on BNP and a commercial for Dunkin’ Donuts. She also blogs, Tweets and makes entries on her Facebook page and updates her website on a regular basis. “But even with everything that’s going on, what gives me the most joy career-wise these days is having my daughter, Daisy, on stage with me for local gigs. Daisy plays fiddle and does backup vocals and is a real asset when it comes to the sound.” Austin acknowledges that it’s hard to make it in the music industry. “Everyone wants to be an immediate success,” she says. “But there is no quick way in music. You have to work really hard and make your own decisions and your own mistakes. That’s how you learn how the industry works.” “And after you write and record something, you have to be involved in the marketing,” she adds. “Building a fan base is up to the artist. You have to do your best to make interesting comments on Facebook and Twitter, join conversations on music blogs and be visible in the music community.” Austin doesn’t do much touring these days but admits it’s hard to be away from her family for weeks at a time while recording. “It’s easier now that my kids are older,” she says. “And my husband is wonderful. We just started using Skype which really helps as now I can see everyone’s smiling face.” To find out what Austin’s up to next, watch videos or listen to songs visit www. helenaustin.com.

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MusicFest adds Thompson I’ve been twitching for 40 ❝ years, which is great. It’s wonderful to still be enthusiastic about what is basically one’s employment, and to have been that way all the way through.

❞ Richard Thompson

contribution to contemporary music. From his teenage years as a founding member of the pioneering British band Fairport Convention, through the enduring partnership of folk-rock duo Richard and Linda Thompson, to over 25 years as a solo artist – Thompson’s massive body of work includes 40 albums and numerous film soundtracks (including Werner Herzog’s documentary Grizzly Man). He has earned many of the industry’s most coveted awards including the Mojo Les Paul Award, the Orville H Gibson Award (guitar) and an Ivor Novello Award (songwriting). His genre-defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar, along with his dizzying energy and onstage wit continue to earn him generations of new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive and iconoclastic virtuosos in rock history. What keeps him going? “It’s just a drive… you’re driven to do it,” Thompson said. “If you’re not driven, maybe you shouldn’t bother. If you haven’t written a song for a couple of weeks, you get itchy…you start twitching. You have to get it out there, whatever it is. “I’ve been twitching for 40 years, which is great. It’s wonderful to still be enthusiastic about what is basically one’s employment, and to have been that way all the way through. I still guiltily look over my shoulder some-

Gardeners Green Folk Club meets The Gardeners Green Folk Club will be holding its monthly get-together on Saturday, April 14, at 7 p.m. The theme for the evening will be songs about fortune and misfortune, so we will have a good variety of musical offerings for your enjoyment. Performers in all acoustic genres of music are welcome to give us a couple of songs, or just come join the audience for a fun and relaxed evening of old-fashioned entertainment in good company. For more information, ring us at 250-337-5337. – Gardeners Green Folk Club

times, thinking, ‘This is too much fun.’” “It’s kind of like you’re canoeing down a river and you want to see what is around the next bend. The future, the stuff you haven’t created yet, is very exciting,” Thompson said in a recent interview. “I think you have PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: *2012 RAV4 Base 4wd Automatic BF4DVP(A) MSRP is $29,260 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $309 with $2,768 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $17,600. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. **2012 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 Automatic MU4FNA(A) MSRP is $31,660 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 3.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $349 with $3,348 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $20,100. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. ***2012 Tundra 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L Platinum edition Automatic HY5F1T(BM) MSRP is $53,950 and includes $1,760 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $559 with $8,599 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $35,431. Lease 48 mos. based on 80,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first monthly payment and security deposit plus HST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. Offers valid until April 30, 2012. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on toyotabc.ca and that contained on toyota.ca, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. †0% finance for 36 months, upon credit approval, available on 2012 Corolla, Matrix, RAV4 and Venza. ††Up to $6000 Cash Back available on 2012 Tundra Crewmax with $2000 in Stackable Cash and $4000 in Non-stackable cash. Non-stackable cash back offers may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services lease or finance rates. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by April 30, 2012. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers ‡Informational APR: RAV4 5.56% / Tundra 6.63%. Your rate on Tundra and RAV4 will be 2.9%. Government regulation provides that the Informational APR includes the cash customer incentive which is only available to customers who do not purchase finance/lease through Toyota Financial Services at a special rate, as a cost of borrowing. If you would like to lease or finance at standard TFS rates (not special rates), then you may be able to take advantage of Cash Customer Incentives. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or www.toyotabc.ca for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.

Richard Thompson was born in West London, surrounded by a family with wide musical tastes. Counted among his early influences are Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Les Paul, and Jimmy Shand. Flip the coin from his father’s jazz record collection to the early rock and roll music made available to him through his elder sister, including Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis’ Great Balls of Fire, and the eclectic diversity of his multi-generational career becomes clear. All those influences will be on the stage July 6-8 at Vancouver Island MusicFest at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. Many musicians peak by age 30, but not Richard Thompson. The recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed songwriters. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded his work. Yet this may be the most prolific period of Thompson’s astonishing career; his livetour CD Dream Attic was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary Folk Album. In 2010 Thompson was curator at London’s prestigious 2010 Meltdown Festival at South Bank Centre, and for his service to music was named on the Queen’s 2011 New Year Honours List as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). In 2011 Thompson received an Honorary Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa (DHC) from the University at Aberdeen for his exceptional and distinctive

to be driven to sustain a musical career; there has to be something — I don’t know what it is and I’m not particularly interested in finding out — it might be something horrible, maybe some demons in your closet or some social unbalance that drives you forward.” For four decades, Richard Thompson has consistently set songwriting and performance standards to which others aspire. He has long been acknowledged as both a sensitive writer and an innovative guitarist. – Vancouver Island MusicFest

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Wife and husband at Potter’s Place this month What a treat to have one of our members, Jaime Willms and her husband Dany Fortin as collaborative feature artists at the Potter’s Place for the month of April. Jaime grew up in the Valley and studied art at North Island College. She takes great inspiration from the fabulous surroundings of the Comox Valley as well as from her travels through Asia. In their show this month, Jaime has made the pots and Dany has carved Year

and invites you to come view her work and talk with her about pottery and art. The Potter’s Place is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the corner of Fifth and Cliffe in the Courtyard in the cultural heart of downtown Courtenay. For more information, call 250-344-4613, visit us at www.thepottersplace.ca or like us on Facebook.

In their show this month, Jaime ❝ has made the pots and Dany has carved Year of the Dragon images on the woodfired pieces.

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THE BRANCH 17 B.C. Old Time Fiddlers are hosting a jamboree on April 27-28 at Fallen Alders Hall.

Branch 17 (North Island), B.C. Old Time Fiddlers Association is holding their fourth annual Spring Jamboree, April 27-28 at the Fallen Alders Hall (just south of Courtenay on the Royston-to-Cumberland road). It is open to everyone with no charge for entertainers. They are also planning a silent auction hosted by the Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry. The schedule is as follows: Friday evening: Concert by three fiddle clubs — Branch 19 Alberni, Branch 11 Coombs, and Branch 17 North Island. Starts 7 p.m.; $5 admission. Saturday morning: Free workshops 10 a.m. to noon. fiddle — Glen Hiebert, guitar — Ed Medford. Possibly other workshops, TBA. Everyone welcome. Saturday afternoon: Variety Show. Lots of talent already signed up, open to anyone. If you have a story, song, or instrument that you would like to showcase, let us know ASAP so we can be sure to get you into the lineup. (You can also register on the day of the Jamboree). $5 admission. Saturday evening: Dance to the music of three different fiddle clubs, different styles of music, all fun. $7 admission. Free RV dry-camping. For more Jamboree information call Lorraine at 250-336-8302.

Miles playing at Joe’s On Tuesday, April 17 Joe’s Garage folk, blended with a rural Nashville welcomes the appearance of Lynn flavour of acoustic guitar and a rich Miles, 2003 Juno Award for Roots & strong voice will be a pleasure to Traditional solo album of the year soak in. Her music has a contemand also a multiple Canadian Folk porary message that we can all feel and relate to in Music awards winour souls. ner for best EngLynn Miles is lish songwriter, a musician in the best contemporary rarest sense of the singer. word, an unmisNot just a Canatakable talent, an dian star, Lynn eye for both the has gained notosubtle and sweet riety south of the that can only be border. Through unearthed with a career that has experience. The seen her move night will prove to from Ottawa to be a musical treat Los Angeles and for the ear and the back again, with soul. stops in Nashville Tickets are limand Austin, she ited so be sure to has always writget yours early. ten music with They’re available unbridled feeling at Bop City Records and vulnerability. LYNN MILES IS performing in Courtenay for She has been at Joe’s Garage on Tuesday, the advanced price recognized by Bill- April 17. of $20 or on a first board Magazine who said, “Canadian songbird Lynn come basis for $25 at the door. Joe’s Garage is a restaurant venue Miles sings lusciously” and “she expounds on love lost and gained, with limited seating. The kitchen sketched with dark hues and rising opens at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8:30 p.m. Reserved seattempos.” The Dallas Morning News stat- ing is for dinner patron only. The menu is online at www. ed “Lynn Miles is one of the most acclaimed songwriters to cross the joeson5th.ca. Book your dinner reservations at milo@joeson5th.ca or border since Joni Mitchell.” Her particular style of roots and call 250-702- 6456 for information.

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THE RALPH BARRAT GROUP plays April 17 at the Avalanche.

“Hank to Frank” is this week’s theme for Ralph Barrat’s band who will be playing as the featured guest at the Avalanche on Tuesday, April 17. Ralph Barrat and his bluegrass trio (RNR) played at Jilli Martini’s Tuesday Showcase a few weeks ago, and those that were there heard many Hank

Williams’ tunes, along with some foot stompin’ beatlegrass. This coming Tuesday you will hear Frank, Nat, Darin, and more, as the Ralph Barrat Group play some great vocal jazz standards as well as some hip shakin’ beatlejazz. As a jazz singer and keyboard player, Ralph’s mentors include Harry Connick Jr., Nat Cole, and Mose Allison. He will be joined by some of the Valley’s finest musicians: Blaine

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Jaroslav Simice was born in Prague, a city of music and art. His father was a violinist and mother a teacher. His uncle Bohuslav Simice was an artist whose work was commissioned by the Shah of Iran. The young Jaroslav spent many hours in his company, listening to his blues records and reading from his extensive library of art. After completing a degree in medicine, Jaroslav moved to Canada, and after some years of further study in Winnipeg and Edmonton, settled in the Comox Valley in 1979. A busy career and raising his family put his passion for art on hold, until 1992, when he attended a drawing class at NIC, taught by Brian Scott. He began to work with oil pastels, inks and acrylics and has developed a style uniquely his own. Jerry’s paintings are exhuberant in their colour and movement, and bring life to any room. He is hosting an Art Show and Sale at the Filberg Lodge in Comox, April 14 and 15, 10 a.m. till 4 pm. All are welcome.

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Be Good Tanyas will be at MusicFest The Be Good Tanyas are coming to Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 6-8 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. This trio – Sam (Samantha) Parton, Frazey Ford, and Trish Klein – got their name from a song by music pioneer Obo Martin (“Be Good Tanya”) and now have three albums to their credit along with having a song or two in movies such as Because of Winn Dixie. There was, actually, an earlier Be Good Tanya – folk artist Jolie Holland, part songwriter, musician, and existentialist with a fiddle. But rambling blues bit her and bit her hard and she moved on to obtain solo status although she is featured with buddy Sam in the Tanyas’ newest album Hello Love on a Mississippi John Hurt tune, “Nobody Cares for Me.” Sam has the softest voice of the three – think of her as a feminine “Whispering” Bill Anderson. Her love for the blues comes striding forth in every project – from albums Blue Horse and Chinatown (not the town of the movie or the famous location, but a small spot near Tanyaland). Sexy and smart, she holds a copy of a D.H. Lawrence book on the back cover of an early project; literature by Zora Neale Hurston appeals to her as well. Her songwriting focuses on subjective realism – the death of a beloved dog, Sherpa; a lost lover who appears at a distance but never approaches her; a brother who comes back home to his sister’s home because

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She also can belt out “House of the Rising Sun” from the Chinatown CD. Frazey is the Mick Jagger of folk/ roots/American music as her enunciation is often hard to decipherusually, you can’t figure out what Frazey is singing unless one has a lyric sheet nearby. She claims that it is a genetic occurrence – a trait existing in family members long before her. Therefore, the songstress is not oblivious to such an observation and freely admits her phrasing is not intended to be a role model for diction. Like Jagger, such enunciation does provide a mysterious quality to The Be Good Tanyas

sound. Nonetheless, this powerhouse is a presence not to be dismissed. Of the three, Trish Klein is the quietest, providing harmony vocals. However, she is the instrumentalist par excellence in the group. All three play but Trish is the foundation of the musical underbelly of the group’s sound. She is so proficient that she was a member of a group called Po’ Girl and came out with a CD from that group during the hiatus while Frazey was giving birth and the members were scattered in various locations. Trish can play anything with a string attached to it and make beautiful

music burst forth. The pony-tailed performer is integral to the trio but she is content with providing sound over which Sam and Frazey soar. Some have called these three anachronistic – they dress in outfits that hearken back to the Roaring Twenties; their Chinatown cover is decorated with Tetley Tea graphics from long ago. Perhaps they are neoclassicists; perhaps they are pacifistic postmodernists; perhaps they just love the old songs and love writing and singing new songs that just sound old. It is amazing that a group from Vancouver, British Columbia shows Americans what their own music sounds like. The Be Good Tanyas make modernly nostalgic music; one listen to any of their projects (especially the Stephen Foster song “Oh, Susanna” on Blue Horse) and one is hooked permanently. The Be Good Tanyas are voices that come out of the wilderness and onto centre stage, performing music that transcends their birthdates and transports their listeners from the past to the present and vice-versa. Sam, Frazey, and Trish are an open-ended musical time capsule in suspended animation – out of the wilderness and into CD speakers and human ears – awaiting a musical feast. – Vancouver Island MusicFest

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Croft plays duets with different musicians in various genres Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anderson Jazz d Syndicate performs on the last Friday of each month. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

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. JOEY CLARKSON IN concert at North Island College, 7 p.m. ZANDHUNGA’S LATIN SOUNDS at The Bridge Lounge 9 a.m. DAVID GOGO AT Joe’s Garage, show 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 SAX AND VIOLINS returns to Zocalo Cafe in Courtenay.

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Sunday, April 22 SINGER KEN LEVIGNE at Comox United Church.

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.

Saturday, April 28 MARC ATKINSON TRIO at Fanny Bay Hall.

Sunday, April 29 ISLAND VOICES CHAMBER CHOIR presents Journeys with special guests Amy Lelliott and Rodrigo Figueroa, 7 p.m. at Comox United Church.

Friday, July 6 VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSICFEST at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. FMI: islandmusicfest.com.

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any probably know the history behind Earth Day...that it was started as an environmental awareness event in the United States and the first one was held on April 22, 1970. What surprised me was the fact Canada did not join in the movement until April 22, 1990 when we joined with 200 million people in over 140 countries to celebrate the first International Earth Day. Wonder why it took us 20 years to get with the program? Whatever the reason, it is heartening to see to what extend this environmental awareness event has grown. There are now over six million Canadians amongst the billion or more people from 170 to 180 countries (the number of countries varies between different sources) celebrating Earth Day. And that is just on the day - April 22. We now have Earth Hour, Earth Week and even Earth Month...all dedicated to embracing and promoting a healthy environment on a global scale. Phenomenal. Of course, gardeners have really been celebrating Earth Day since the beginning of time...pretty much. We deviated somewhat when the advent of pots made of plastic provided us with a cheaper means for sowing our seeds early and getting a jump start on the growing season. The Second World War did not really help either when it gave us new chemical solutions to our dastardly plant

pest problem in the first place. As any good strategist will tell you a good offence is always the best defence. But if that fails...a few wellaimed, strong blasts with a hose will generally knock most of the problem off your plant. Water...do we need to pour hundreds of gallons on our plants to keep them alive? Well sure, some species would love you for it but there are any number of ways of delivering adequate quantities directly where it needs to go...like right to the plant instead of also, heaven forbid, on the driveway. If you plant a diversity of species in your garden, you will ensure a diverse number of beneficial insects and animals. Banning all, and I mean all, pesticide and herbicide use will also provide a healthy environment for those same beneficial species. These are only just a very few helpful things you can do in the garden in support of Earth Day, Week, Month. How many more can you add to this list? It is good that we should care for our planet globally. It supports us all...no matter the colour of our skin, the denomination of our religion or the leaning of our political beliefs. And it certainly should not be about making money. Looking after our environment in a sustainable manner is really just about looking after...us - each and every one. Okay...it is Earth Month! Enough “office time”. I am heading out into the garden to look for more ladybugs and

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All levels of dancers can enjoy the Argentine Tango Buenos Aires plays host to people from all over the world who are bitten by the Argentine Tango bug. What makes this dance so special? It originated in the streets of Argentina, where people come to dance to get “connected”, or for strangers to get to know each other. Right from the start, it is this connection and partnering which makes the dance so special – so that Tangueros often do NOT dance anything else than the dance form they came to love. It is in Tango where men get to know how to lead better, and women often surrender and delight in the following. In crowded salons, young and old dance Tango in very small spaces. In other venues – usually bigger, more elegant dance halls – dancers delight in performing more intricate steps, including kicks, and snazzy leg movements called “sacadas, ganchos and boleos.” If you are a novice and wish to experience Argentine Tango – or, if

ELISABETH BAKKER WILL be providing Tango instruction this Sunday in Comox.

you already know Salon Tango and are curious about different styles – come to this Sunday’s April 15 workshop and dance, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at 1801 Beaufort, in Comox. Elisabeth Bakker will give an exciting program: “Flexibility Exercises” at 2 p.m., “Argentine Tango for All Levels” at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with feedback and coaching tips for your Tango dancing till 4 p.m. There’s dancing to a great variety of music until 5:30 p.m. It’s $5 only for the half hour flexibility exercise at 2 p.m. Or if you just want general dancing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. that’s $8. The whole 3.5 hour event is $11 for members, $13 for guests, including refreshments. All proceeds go to d’Esterre House Renovation Funds. For info or reservations, call Arabella at 250941-8885 or email: arabella888@gmail.com. Bakker’s passion for Argentine Tango took her many times to Buenos Aires to dance and to learn from excellent teachers. Her back-

Families contributed to cookbook Lorraine Hiebert has compiled the Fallen Alders Cook Book on behalf of the Fallen Alders Community Club. “This book features recipes from families who gave them to me for the book plus some from a previous cookbook put out by the ladies in l980,” Hiebert said. “I started to gather the recipes in 2011 when the Fallen Alders celebrated its 60th birthday party. People brought them in to me and then I had an article in the paper requesting more. “The results were good and you will see in the book that one even came from Prince Rupert, so all in

all it has been a work in progress for one year,” Hiebert added. “It states in the cookbook that the hall has recieved two B.C. Gaming Grants, one through a volunteer grant and the other to repair the septic field. While writing the book I again put in for another grant and this past week we were most fortunate to get $15,000 to repair our baseball field and clean around the tennis court.” There is a bean supper planned on April 15 at the Fallen Alders Hall and the cookbooks will be on sale at that time. “Thank you to all who took the time to get their recipes to me,” Hiebert said.

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Chuck‘N Duckers secure first dodgeball title For a team that uses a panicky-looking Daffy Duck in their logo, the Chuck ‘N Duckers displayed a wealth of composure in the Comox Valley Sports & Social Club’s recreational dodgeball final. The outlook was pretty bleak when the upbeat, redclad crew fell into an early 4-1 hole to the Ten Phat Kidz on Monday. Unphased, they strung together a run of six straight points to build up a solid lead and out-battle the “Phatties” the rest of the way for a well-earned 10-8 victory and their first dodgeball championship in the 14-team league. The intermediate dodgeball final also saw played host to a spectacular final that could’ve gone either way, as the Thundercats eventually emerged as victors with a 10-8 win over the Grease Balls in the Wednesday night league of nine teams. It was the Thundercats’ second ever victory, with Janel Lessard leading the charge in a number of tight points and Jesse Jones getting the honour of the final out with a perfect shot against acrobatic Grease Balls captain Josh Chapman. Third place in the inter-

THE CHUCK ‘N Duckers (right) and Wrenches (left) race to the centre line for dodgeballs at the start a point in their semifinal contest. The Chuck ‘N Duckers went on to win their first recreational dodgeball title with a 10-8 victory over the Ten Phat Kidz in the final. mediate league went to the A-Team with a 10-1 win over the Super Attack Squad, while the Chuck ‘N Duckers crew finished 5th in a 10-9 seesaw battle with the Ballistics. The Tea Bags took 7th place, while Team Excellence finished in 8th

with a 10-3 win over the Cunning Stunts. Other results in the recreational tier saw the Cleveland Steamers pull away late with a 10-6 win over the Wrenches to take 3rd spot, while the Incrediballs won 10-8 over Team

Excellence to nab 5th overall. Balls in Your Face finished in 7th with a 10-3 win over the Misfits, the Fighting Amish took 9th with a 10-0 win over Section8 Ski, Toaster landed in 11th by defeating Shoot to Thrill by a 10-2 final, and the Blaz-

ing Balls were 13th after winning 10-0 over Mount Then Wash. Registration is currently open for six different spring sports with the CVSSC, which start up in late April. Teams, small groups and individuals can register

online at www.comoxvalleysports.ca for soccer, beach volleyball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, slo-pitch and kickball. For more information and to register, visit the website or contact Scott at 250-898-7286 or scott@ comoxvalleysports.ca.

Red Devils dominate to win Whitecaps tourney This past weekend a local team of U12 boys surprised the competition at the inaugural Vancouver Whitecaps FC Soccer Tournament in Surrey by going undefeated with convincing wins in all four games. In its first taste of competition out of the North Island no one really knew what to expect from this team. “We know our boys are talented and have been working hard through our various rep and development programs,” said coach

Gerald Fussell, “but we have had no way to measure how we stack up against teams from the lower island and the rest of the province.” In their first game, the U12 Red Devils faced Peace Arch Fury, a team that had won the first half of their season and had gone undefeated in the second half. The Comox team started out tentatively but defended well. Halfway through the first half the team started to push back and when the game was over the Comox

team had won 3-0. The team’s second game was against a U13 team “that was huge.” The SFC Golden Boots won their first game 7-0 and stunned the Comox team with a goal in the first two minutes on an incredible shot. The boys dug in and built momentum from the backline and by halftime were leading 3-1 by using speed and tenacity. The Golden Boots came out firing in the second half but the Red Devils held firm, absorbed the pressure and

won the game 3-1. The team’s third game was against CCB Junior Ronaldos, with the winner playing in the finals on Sunday. The Comox team started well, but a misplay on a corner kick resulted in a Ronaldos goal. Again, the boys battled from behind building on stingy defence and the result was another 3-1 win for the Red Devils. On Sunday the team found themselves in the feature game against home side Surrey Stallions, F.C.

a team that already had a 12-0 victory in the bank and were the early favourites to win the tournament. Comox came out ready to play and scored two goals in the first five minutes. The boys continued to play hard and by the end of this physical and spirited match, the Red Devils team had a dominant 6-0 win. Seven of the 12 boys on the team scored goals and the defence was absolutely solid. Also their conditioning paid significant divi-

dends as they were able to outwork and outrun all of their opponents. “We are really impressed with the speed with which these boys have come together as a team and with how hard they are working to play the best soccer possible,” said coach Andrew Duncan. – Comox U12 Red Devils For a team photo of the Red Devils, check out this story online under sports’ at www.comoxvalleyrecord. com.


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Message from the Show Manager Comox’s premier show of the year starts on Friday. See the newest and the best of everything for your home, garden & outdoors at one location in three big, event days! On behalf of Show Management, over 100 exhibitors we would like to welcome area residents of the valley to the 24th Annual Comox Valley Spring Home Expo. You’ll be stimulated, inspired, and entertained...all for free! Come find decorators, builders, remodellers, designers, suppliers and other professionals with expertise in the home improvement and design industry. This show emphasizes on the finishing touches that make a house a “home” and the resources to make your home a “masterpiece”! Save thousands on home improvements and renovations. There are prizes to be won, live demonstrations and get free advice from the region’s leading professionals to make your home fix ups easy. Come to the Comox Valley Spring Home Expo 2012, April 13-15 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre, 3001 Vanier Drive. Create your dream home. Admission is FREE all weekend. Don Whitman Show Manager Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd.

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If your kid has flown the coop for good — a sure sign is when he or she starts a family of their own — you might decide it’s time to take advantage of their now rather empty bedroom. Before it gets taken over with spare-room stuff that is seldom used, why not give it a whole new vocation: a dressing room closet, the biggest trend in home renovations at the moment. Planning is an important first step towards a successful dressing room, which is a large walk-in closet with room for dressers and a seating area. You will never again have to turn your drawers upside down in search of long-forgotten items of clothing. You will have all the room you could possibly want or need! First of all, take stock of your wardrobe in order to identify the specially designed areas you will need. If you only have three pairs of pants but dozens of dresses and blouses, you won’t need the same number of shelves as a person who wears sweaters and jeans all the time. Be sure to consider all your shoes, hats, scarves, and belts; it is important to make accessible storage space for all of them. There are storage arrangements for everything imaginable: shelves, adjustable hanger poles, hooks for handbags, racks, shoe compartments, underwear drawers, and more. Large mirrors and bright lights for seeing everything on your shelves are also great ideas. You might want to consider a central island containing drawers for jewellery and accessories while giving you a surface for sorting and folding clothes. To top it all off, an attractive chair and side table are luxurious additions that will allow you to contemplate your wardrobe options while you sip your morning coffee. Don’t forget that a well-designed dressing room allows for easy circulation and enough space to step back from the mirror and see your reflection from every angle.

BY CONVERTING A SPARE ROOM INTO A DRESSING ROOM, YOU CAN ENJOY THE LUXURY OF KEEPING ALL YOUR CLOTHES, JEWELLERY, AND ACCESSORIES IN ONE PLACE.

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PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO YOUR CHOICE OF MATERIALS.

Today’s homeowners are more concerned about their living environments than ever before. They also have more resources to create the living conditions that they desire. Using healthy construction materials is one way to improve a home’s air quality. A good example of this is the use of spruce for building walls. This type of wood grows quickly, making it an excellent sustainable resource. It also has the lowest chemical composition of all the softwoods. Drywall reinforced with fibres produces very little dust and releases a minimum of volatile chemical substances during installation. The use of low density PVC foam tape and low emission draughtproofing will ensure air tightness between sheets of plasterboard. These two products will eliminate draughts and are the most successful in keeping

pollutants and humidity out of the home. They also reduce heat loss by up to 75 percent. For maximum adaptability and accessibility, choose floor coverings made of wood or tiles. Use rugs rather than fitted carpets. Hardwood parquetry and no-wax vinyl tiles are floor coverings that have a permanent finish and require very little care. High efficiency forced air furnaces, heat pumps, and integrated combination heat and hot water systems ensure the precise and economical control of air and water temperatures in modern homes. Heat recovery ventilators help recuperate 70 percent of heat from stale air, improve the quality of room temperature air, lower heating costs, and ensure a continuous influx of fresh air into the home.

THE COST OF SOME RENOVATION PROJECTS CAN BE COMPLETELY RECOUPED AT RESALE. Perhaps you’d love to renovate your home but the expenditures involved are making you think twice. But what if you were sure that the changes you are planning will help you to resell your home? Some renovation projects can help you obtain a high enough sale price to recover your outlay. Among these projects is the addition of a fireplace, a prized asset well worth the expense for many people. New, good quality windows made of PVC, wood, or aluminum will improve the appearance and comfort of your home, all while reducing heat loss. If your roof is showing signs of ageing, it will boost the value of your home to replace it. If you have to decide which rooms to renovate, be aware that the kitchen and the bath-

room get the most attention from potential buyers. If the floor coverings in these rooms include carpeting or linoleum, you won’t be wasting your time if you replace them with wood or ceramic. Installing ceramic tiles in the shower will help to give a bathroom a special cachet that can also boost resale value. When carrying out renovations, keep all your bills so that you can show them to potential buyers. These will demonstrate how recent your renovations are and prove that you have been taking care of your property. During the renovations keep careful track of your expenses so that you can be sure to recoup them when you sell the home. And remember that people are ready to pay more for a property that has been renovated with professionalism.

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THE LAST SESSION of kids (Mosquito and Pee Wee aged players) and the guest instructors pose for a team photo.

Crown Isle ladies underway A relatively small but enthusiastic group of women turned out for the first game of the 2012 season for the Crown Isle Ladies Golf Club. Initially, opening day was to have been last week but the weather didn’t cooperate – this week it did. The game was Three Clubs and a Putter, an individual game where each player must designate only three clubs she will play throughout the round, in addition to the putter. First low gross went to Katy Macaulay at 86 and second low gross to Dee Horie at 90. There was a two-way tie for first low net with Brenda Barrigan and Carol Ann Roulston at 74 while Patricia Chalmers was second low net with a 78. KPs went to Dee Horie (#4) and July Aldcroft (#12). Carol Ann Roulston birdied #1. It was a nice day and the Crown Isle course is in great shape. We’re all looking forward to a successful and funfilled season of golf.

Team best ball On April 10, Comox Ladies Golf game was a team best ball. Nine groups teed off at 9 a.m. and the team with the low net score consisted of Phyllis Taylor, Mary Ann Aikman and Vicky Edwards. Second place went to Grace Coulter, Barb Buchanan and Marva Opperman. Rosalie Williams and Marva Opperman had the longest drives, and

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PAR FOR THE COURSE Buchan Mahon and Phyllis Taylor earned KP prizes (closest to the pin on the par 3s). Amber Dufour had the longest putt. Next Tuesday, our fun game will be to throw out the worst three holes. We hope to see all the ladies and their guests at the club at 8:30 for a 9 a.m. start. We would like to thank our sponsors: Sprinklers, Doug Petrie Golf, Panago Pizza and Loonyrama for their support of the Comox Ladies Golf Club. On May 3, the Thursday Night Ladies League will begin. This league is open to all lady golfers, members and non-members. It is a nine-hole stroke-play format and prizes are awarded for low gross, low net and various KPs. Come and join us for a fun-filled night of competitive golf.

For more information, visit our website at comoxgolfclub.ca, or call the Golf Shop at 250-339-4444.

KP winners April 7 Saturday morning golf at Glacier Greens was also Masters pool with some additional prizes thanks to Bill Kelly’s pro shop, Justin’s suppliers and Garry Wood of Slegg Lumber. The weather was good with little wind, no rain and sunshine. Ninetyseven players participated and had some good scores. KP winners were # 4Rod Cobham, #7 Serge Rivard, #12 Roger Guinan, #15 Jack Jackson and #17 Chris Kalnay. Hcp. 0-11: Low gross Jim Livingstone 70, Jeff Edwards 73, Doug McArthur 74. Low net Larry Lott 64, Dave Wacowich 68 c/b, Chris Kalnay 68. Snips: #1

& #11 Jim Livingstone, #4 Rod Cobham, #7 (POG) Richard Martin, #15 Jeff Edwards, #17 (POG) Stan Mills. Hcp. 12-15: Low gross Phil Nakashima 78, Al Murray 81, Wally Berger 83 c/b. Low net: Warren Brandson 66, Ted Sauve 68, John Holley 69. Snips: #1 Ted Sauve, #2 Warren Brandson, #8 Al Murray, #11 Philip Ball, #12 Wally Berger, #17 (POG) Phil Nakashima. Hcp. 16+: Low gross Jim Clark 87 c/b, Nick Mykitiuk 87, Claude Dufault 88 c/b. Low net Al Pasanen 67, Garry Wood 68, Hank Fortin 70 c/b. Snips: #7 Bill Krier, #11 Wayne Wood. The food that was available from the clubhouse was great; well done Justin, keep up the good work. Remember we are back to tee times, and those who have not entered the Shoot Out get off your butts – there still might be openings.

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The Comox Valley Baseball Association is thanking the BC Minor Baseball Association for hosting a player and coaching clinic this past Easter weekend (April 7-8) at Mark Isfeld Secondary School in Courtenay. Internationally acclaimed guest instructors, including Pete Caliendo from Chicago, worked with about 50 children in two different age groups. Thank you to Chris Johnson (aka Dr. Laugh) for his hilarious, motivational work with the parents and kids. “It was great weekend, fantastic hands-on instruction for both players and coaches,” a CVBA spokesperson said.

Sixteen coaches also attended a certification clinic and came away with a tremendous amount of new knowledge that can be applied in the upcoming season. “We look forward to working with the BC Minor Baseball Association in the future. A special thank you to Mike Kelly from the BC Minor Baseball Association who worked with local Mosquito division managers Trevor and Kristina Fox in organizing the weekend events. Mosquito coach Brad Smith was also very helpful in booking and preparing the venue,” the spokesperson added – Comox Valley Baseball Association

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Barrel of fun for racers at opener The Island Barrel Racers held their opening race at Bear Creek Ranch Saturday April 7 with 21 riders competing. Campbell River rider Lindsey Innes placed first in Open 1D, Courtenay’s Morgan Davis placed first in 2D, Kelsey Noble of Coombs placed first in 3D and Sam Schultz of Courtenay placed first in 4D. In the Junior class Morgan Davis placed first in 1D, Cassie Hobenshield of Black Creek placed first in 2D, Kim

Versluis from Campbell River came in first in 3D and Hayley Green from Port Alberni placed first in 4D. We had two Seniors place Saturday; that was Black Creek’s Leslie Peterson first in 1D and Merville’s Kathleen Worth first in 4D. The next race will be Sunday, April 15 at the Innes’ Arena on Fosgate Road in Oyster River. Racing starts at 11 a.m. Free admission for spectators. – Island Barrel Racers

A CONTINGENT OF Road Runners tackled the Fletcher’s Challenge Memorial Run in Nanaimo.

Runners rise to challenge Spring trail racing on the Island begins as the 2012 Frontrunners Island Race Series draws to a close. “Gnarly with a negative altitude gain,” was how the Fletcher’s Challenge Memorial Run was described by one of the Comox Valley Road Runners who got up early on Good Friday to join 109 other racers at Westwood Lake in Nanaimo. The race originated in 2007 and is organized by the Runners of Compassion (ROC) to remember fellow runner and sports columnist, Gavin Fletcher, who died in 2006. The event consists of a 13 km muddy, hilly and gnarly trail race, a 6km family fun run, and an Easter egg hunt.

It has gained momentum over the intervening years and attracts runners wanting a fun, trail race to help prepare for the popular Gutbuster Trail Running Series on Vancouver Island, as well as other trail races across the province. This year eight CVRR racers completed the event. Brad Crowe (1:03:19) was the first CVRR to cross the finish line, while Marion Bryon (1:15:25) was the first CVRR woman. Mary Bridges (1:19:29) took home a unique trophy for third place masters woman and John Ingram (1:19:51) and Bonny Ervine (1:29:36) were first place in their age categories. The first Gutbuster race of the season is

Co-ed adult soccer sign-up on April 18 Record Staff The Friday Night Spring Co-ed Adult Soccer League is getting ready to kick off another busy season. Registration is being held April 18 and April 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Comox Valley United Soccer Club Victoria Harbour

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May 27 in Nanaimo (http://www.gutbustertrailrun.com/gb2.html). The last race of the Frontrunners Island Race Series, the Sooke River 1K is on April 15. The CVRR are in second place in club standings and also anticipate a number of individual

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Conservation fundraisers worthy of our support I

f you follow the news media in virtually every medium we are subject to a constant flow of serious environmental challenges as in habitat degradation, loss of agricultural lands, stream pollution, and neglected forest replanting programs compounded by growing budgetary impediments from senior levels of government. The theme of current senior governments seems to reflect a view that encourages development in mining, industrial advancement, transportation corridors and realestate growth, with reduced concerns of the negative effects on the natural environment, which is the foundation of balanced ecological systems. Development and jobs is the vocal message from our strident politicians who fail to look beyond the next election. It is into these decaying environmental policies that publicminded conservation organizations take on major fundraising events to help protect and secure stable and enhanced environments for fish, birds, animals and plants. To this end I draw to your attention two important conservation fund raisers that will take place in the Comox Valley during the next two weeks. Saturday, April 21, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Comox Valley Chapter’s 27th annual Banquet & Auction takes place at the Florence Filberg Centre at 411 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay. Cocktails and silent auction viewing: 5:30 p.m, dinner at

THE CONSERVATION OF wild places are important food for the soul. PHOTO BY RALPH SHAW 7 p.m. and auction at 8:30 p.m. – raffles and prizes galore! Tickets $50 each (no minors). The wetlands of our Valley are no stranger to the marvelous conservation work of this dedicated organization. For tickets phone Julie Smith at 250-3396843. Friday, April 27, the British Columbia Wildlife Federation’s 56th annual Fundraiser and Dinner takes place at the Comox Valley Sports Centre, 3001 Vanier Drive in Courtenay. Tickets are $30. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for viewing of the silent auctions items, sale of raffle tickets with a live auction later in the evening. To the best of my knowledge this is the second time this conservation organization has held its annual fundraiser in our Val-

ley because it is in conjunction with their annual convention, which is being hosted by the Courtenay and Dstrict Fish and Game Protective Association during the week. Tickets are available from Gone Fishin’, Tyee Marine, or contacting Greg Lafortune at 250338-7676 Conservation-based fundraisers are frequently goal- or siteoriented as in Ducks Unlimited events. On the other hand conservation fund raisers by the British Columbia Wildlife Federation cover a broad spectrum of environmental concerns and objectives. An interesting comparison is the numerous types of fundraisers we have in our seemingly endless search for a cure for cancer in all of its myriad forms. Many are very specific as in

cures for breast cancer or prostate cancer and others are broadly based as in fundraisers for cures in diseases of childhood. Sometimes the more specific the goal the easier it is for individuals to identify with the objectives. However, conservation is a many-sided affair and fundraisers will always cover the broad spectrum of the growing impact of humanity on the earth’s eco-systems. In my research for this column I went to my 1966 copy of A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. The closing paragraph had this to say about outdoor recreation: “It would appear, in short, that rudimentary grades of outdoor recreation consume their resource base, the higher grades, at least to a degree, create their own satisfactions with little or no attrition of land or life. It is the

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RALPH SHAW expansion of transport without corresponding growth of perception that threatens the qualitative bankruptcy of the recreational process. Recreational development is a job not of building roads into lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind.” I have about 75 years of studious interaction with a variety of outdoor recreational pursuits across the broad spectrum of fishing, hunting, bird watching, nature study, photograghy and just plain sitting in quiet places in the outdoors. I still do all of the above, but as Leopold so eloquently pointed out, the more advanced

I have become in my pursuits the less I have to take something away. I get great nourishment for my soul by the sound of whistling wings, the splash of a feeding trout, the ethereal music of wolves on the sky-line, or the muted call of a loon on my favourite fishing waters. For these reasons

I urge you to support conservation fundraisers wherever they may happen. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

SANDWICK WATERWORKS DISTRICT

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held

Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm In the Band Room, at Vanier High School On Headquarters Road All residents are urged to attend. Important discussions on the future of Sandwick Waterworks District

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Memorial darts at Legion It is for teams of four, male/female or coed. The entry fee is $40 per team. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.; toe line is 10 a,m. Pre-registration is

With the darts season in the Valley coming to a close, the Comox Legion will be hosting their sixth annual Memorial Tournament on April 21.

preferred by the 20th, but reliable participants can contact Dave at 250-339-9592 or willington@shaw.ca. A lunch will be available at a reasonable

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sports such as soccer, 4-on-4 beach volleyball, slo-pitch, ultimate Frisbee, flag football and kickball. For more information, visit the website or contact Scott at 250-898-7286 or scott@ comoxvalleysports.ca. – Comox Valley Sports & Social Club

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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FUNERAL HOMES

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

CARDS OF THANKS

COMING EVENTS

GET TOGETHER TO REMEMBER DALE REEVES Sunday, April 15, 1pm-3pm at 5936 Garvin Rd, Union Bay.

In Loving Memory of BRIAN ROSS One year ago on April 14th, Brian, passed away. Gone but not forgotten R.I.P Breda

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In Loving Memory of James Roland Caouette It’s seven years ago since God took James to Heaven. Miss and love him Mother and Family

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BRIAN DALE ROSS Oct 19, 1958 - Apr. 14, 2011 My heart still aches in sadness, my silent tears still flow, for what it meant to lose you Brian... No one will ever know. The tears in my eye’s i can wipe away, The ache in my heart will always stay. Love you always Barb

For those who love, time is not.... Missing you today and always.

The family of GWEN GAVIN would like to acknowledge with gratitude the kind and compassionate care Gwen received from Dr. Carol Ostry; Dr. Pedro Camacho; the staff in Medical Day Care, the Cancer Clinic, the Laboratory, and Blood Bank at St. Joseph’s Hospital; the pharmacists at Pharmasave in Comox; the staff of Comox Valley Home and Community Care and the home care nurses; and Larry and Mabel Summers. We would also like to thank the Bahá’í community and many friends for their love and prayers and practical help. The respectful, compassionate assistance of the staff at Comox Valley Funeral Home was also appreciated.

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ASHLEY

Clifford Gerard Anshelm

July 28, 1928 – April 6, 2012 Cliff passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. He is survived by his wife Kathy, and his children, Avis Crisp (Dan Silvester), Emily Strachan, Wes Anshelm (Elaine Watts), Larry Anshelm, Diana Anderson (Ken), Curtis Anshelm, ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin brother Carl Anshelm and his sister Lenore Nickel. Cliff enjoyed nature and animals and loved birds, especially his own two, “Pepper” and “Charlie”. The family wishes to thank the third floor staff, especially Rita and Drs. Thompson and Fitzpatrick. Donations in Cliff’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Diabetes Association. There will be no service by request. “He will be forever in our hearts”.

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..

Ross Yeoman Jan 19, 1953 – Apr 6, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ross Yeoman at his home in Courtenay. He has gone home to the Lord after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Ross was born in Calgary and travelled the world with his parents while his father David was in the Air Force and his mother Hazel was a homemaker. It was when his parents were transferred to Comox Base that he met the love of his life Leslee at school in grade 9, and they married in 1973. Ross leaves behind four beautiful daughters Robyn (Ed), Shona, Shelley (Sean) and his youngest Meika and two adorable grand kids Hazel and Leroy and his loving wife of many years Leslee. Also he will be missed by his brother Nick (Judy), sister Wendy and three other brothers Kenny, Jimmy and Jerry and three sisters Rosemary, Debbie and Helene all from Alberta. He spent 35 years working at the mill in Campbell River till it closed and he chose to retire early. He was the happiest staying home, working on the house and property and looking after his grand kids. The family is very thankful for all the love and support from all who know us. There is no service now but a Celebration of Life will be held in the summer.

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Courtenay Fire Protection District

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 7:30pm

Courtenay Fire Hall 650 Cumberland Road, Courtenay

Election of Trustee Property owners in Courtenay Fire Protection District are invited to attend. INFORMATION

INFORMATION

Corporation of the Village of Cumberland

2012 - 2016 Financial Plan On April 16, 2012 at 5:30pm at the Municipal Hall, the Corporation of the Village of Cumberland is hosting a public information meeting on the draft 2012 – 2016 Financial Plan and 2012 taxation rates. We encourage members of the community to come out. Learn how your tax dollars are used and the challenges ahead. We welcome your comments and input. The 2012-2016 Financial Plan will be available to the Public as of April 13, 2012 at the Municipal Office and on our Website at www.cumberlandbc.net If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to provide comments or pose questions to Council regarding the Financial Plan, please respond, in writing, to Michelle Mason, Financial Officer, Cumberland Municipal Office, PO Box 340, 2673 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland BC VOR 1SO


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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INFORMATION

LEGALS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

COMPUTERS/INFO SYSTEMS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS

BIG BOY’S Toys Ltd. seeks a qualified RV Salesperson for our exclusive Jayco dealership in Parksville, B.C. The ideal individual will have sales experience (preferably in the RV industry but will consider related experience) and will commit themselves to our dealership and to our customers. This is a full-time position (5 days/week). Please apply in confidence to: employment@bigboystoys.ca or by fax to: (250) 468-1599.

EXPERIENCED COMPUTER Technician Troubleshoot repair computers laptops and software. Sales experience desirable. Must be able to work alone. Resume, covering letter to richard@integratedtec hnologies.ca

WEEKEND COURSE

Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Norman Robertson also known as Norman William Alexander Robertson, deceased, formerly of Extended Care Unit, St Joseph’s Hospital, 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1P2 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Administrator c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 15th day of May, 2012 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice. Christina McLean known as Christine McLean Executrix c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

also

CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

VICTORIA– 73 units. Resident Manager team wanted for 2 full time positions at 2 buildings in Jubilee & James Bay. Office on-site. Rent discount on 2 bdrm. Start May. 1st. Fax: (250) 920-5437.

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

CLASS 1 Driver for steady island haul. Comox and Campbell River areas. Front end loader experience an asset. Clean drivers abstract required. Fax resume and abstract to 250-949-9469.

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Notice of Hearing for Review of Access under Permanent Guardianship Order To Michael Lee Take notice that on the 2nd day of May, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., at Calgary Family Court, Courtroom #1205, 601 – 5th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, a hearing will take place. A Director, under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act will make an application for Review of Access under Permanent Guardianship Order of your child born on September 15, 1999. If you wish to speak to this matter in court, you MUST appear in court on this date. You do have the right to be represented by a lawyer. If you do not attend in person or by a lawyer, an Order may be made in your absence and the Judge may make a different Order than the one being applied for by the Director. You will be bound by any Order the Judge makes. You do have the right to appeal the Order within 30 days from the date the Order is made. Contact: Cindy Lipsett; Jackie Ellice; Jonathan Tsang Calgary and Area Child & Family Services Authority Phone: (403) 297-2978

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IDA MARGARET BURNS, deceased, formerly of 1754 Lewis Avenue, Courtenay, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the executor, c/o Allen & Company, 480 Tenth Street, Courtenay, BC V9N 1P6, on or before the 7th day of May, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Catherine L. Miller Barrister & Solicitor 480 Tenth Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 1P6 (250) 703-2583

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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HELP WANTED

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

LEGALS

April 21 & 22

Two pieces of ID required. For information contact: Granlund Firearms 286-9996 Tyee Marine 287-2641 Peters Sports 334-2942 Secondhand & Military Store 337-1750 Norrie Todd 287-8020

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Air Brake Course

Firearms Training & C.O.R.E.

CONVEYANCER with 3 yrs experience required by local office. Compensation dependent on experience. Only those selected for interview will be contacted. Please reply to box 4487 c/o Comox Valley Record 765 McPhee Ave Courtenay B.C. v9n 2z7

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NAR-ANON- If a family member or friend is using drugs, how does it affect you? We can help. Call Rene 3342392, Sharon 339-7906 or Jack 334-3485.

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: Baseball glove in Martin Park Apr 9, Identify it & you’ll get it back. 338-1054 FOUND: CAMERA, on Lake Trail walking trails. Call 250338-4552. FOUND: LADIES fine silver chain necklace, Lazo Rd., Comox. Call 250-339-3940. FOUND- SUM of money with a receipt. Please call 250-3399688 to claim by identifying. LOST: BLACKBERRY cell phone, Superstore, Courtenay. (Reward) Call 250-338-5755. LOST: Green with black strap handbag in the Menzies area. If found call 250-871-4245

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CHILDCARE AVAILABLE Rocking Horse Lic. Fam. Childcare (Aspen school area, Comox) Openings avail. 29 yrs exp. Safe, loving & stimulating home environment. Ref’s avail. Call Heather (250)890-0197.

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

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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Ad Compositor Position Available in Campbell River (Maternity Leave) This is a part time position available for approximately a one year term. We require the individual to work 3 days per week plus some holiday coverage hours. The right candidate will have experience in the industry creating and designing advertising layouts. The successful candidate will be skilled in In-Design, PhotoShop & Illustrator and have a good understanding of the printing production process. Other skills require the individual to work in a team environment, have highly developed computer and typing skills, be highly motivated, very organized and detail oriented. Please forward your resume with covering letter and references by MONDAY, APRIL 23rd to: Attention: Zena Williams, Publisher The Campbell River Mirror #104-250 Dogwood Street Campbell River, BC V9W 5C1 Fax: (250) 287-3238 Email: publisher@campbellrivermirror.com Thank you to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. www.blackpress.ca

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PERSONAL SERVICES HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Career Opportunity Laser technician needed for our team at a new and rapidly growing Medical Aesthetics Clinic. Knowledge of current skincare and common skin health conditions, as well as an understanding of laser technology required. Must be a professional with excellent customer service and communication skills. Experience in esthetics an asset. Please apply with a resume to #105-501 4th Street in Courtenay.

Assistant Manager

HELP WANTED

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DETAILER WANTED. Willing to learn the trade. Must be hardworking. Drawer #4492 c/o Comox Valley Record. 765 McPhee Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2Z7

SUPPORT STAFF Casual/PT, needed with potential for FT in group home setting to work with individuals with high needs or behavioral challenges. Must be able to work independently and with a team Day/Evening/Night/Weekends shifts; must undergo job shadow prior to being considered for employment. Benefits with FT position after probationary period. Please forward cover letter/resume to markdm@shaw.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.

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P/T BARTENDER/SERVER Eve. & weekend shifts required. Must hold Serving it Right. Reply to drawer #4491 C/O Comox Valley Record. 765 McPhee Ave. Courtenay.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Tyee Marine now accepting resumes for position of Assistant Manager, applicant must have 3 years experience in retail sales management and be proficient in both restricted and non restricted Firearms and all laws concerning. Applicant must also have experience in all aspects of store management including ordering, shipping, receiving and Marine electronics.

Please mail resumes to Tyee Marine, 870 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay BC V9N 2J7

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

TUITION-FREE TRAINING through Employment Skills Access Program Are you unemployed? x Shellfish Aquaculture Technician Training Program: May 7 to June 13, 2012 Eligibility x Unemployed: Cannot be on EI or attached to EI in the past three years for a regular claim or past five years for a Maternity/Parental claim. For more details check our website: http://www.viu.ca/ce/courses/esa.asp

Seats are limited – Act NOW Interested parties should contact: Pam Botterill, ESA Client Manager Telephone: 250 618-7748 Email: pam.botterill@viu.ca

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CITY OF COURTENAY CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Utilities Maintenance – Water 1 An opportunity exists for a “Utilities Maintenance – Water 1” with the Corporation of the City of Courtenay.

Funding provided through the

Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement

TRADES, TECHNICAL

A full service Natural Foods retailer based on Vancouver Island with two stores, located Parksville and Qualicum Beach. We are looking for individuals interested in growing their careers with our company as we expand, while promoting healthy, low impact life styles. Applicants must: - have retail grocery store experience - be willing to work full time - be looking for advancement opportunities - be willing to work flexible hours Successful applicants will likely have a management background in produce or grocery retailing and be willing to relocate for career advancement, as we grow. Naked Naturals offers a competitive wage and benefit program, with job security. Please make your applications to: Kris Baker - careers@shopnaked.ca - 250-594-0277

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Duties and responsibilities will primarily relate to the construction, installation, inspection, maintenance, cleaning and repairing of water distribution systems; reads and records water meters for billing purposes; and locates services lines. The 2012 hourly wage rate is $28.23 based on a 40-hour workweek. A comprehensive benefit package is offered. For complete details on minimum qualifications required and the application process, please go to our website at www. courtenay.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities”.

NOW HIRING 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: Capital Project Accountant Maintenance Supervisor Master Mechanic Area Planner Field Planner 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

CITY OF COURTENAY CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Utilities Maintenance – Sewer 1 An opportunity exists for a “Utilities Maintenance – Sewer 1” with the Corporation of the City of Courtenay. Duties and responsibilities will primarily relate to the construction, installation, inspection, maintenance, cleaning and repairing of sewers and storm drainage systems, manholes, pumps, and lift station.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

ESCORTS

WELLNESS RETREAT Program Leader, Coastal Trek Resort, Courtenay BC, $35,000. Permanent position. info@coastaltrekresort.com

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THE LEMARE GROUP has an opening for an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. This is a permanent fulltime position located in Port McNeill. The position requires organization, accuracy and multitasking. Must be friendly, energetic and proficient with switchboards/computers. Full benefit package. Fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

MOA Required by a Comox Valley Medical Practice for 20 + hours/week. Please drop off your resume with a hand written cover letter to Drawer #4489 c/o Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, BC, V9N 2Z7.

LEVEL 1 or 2 Auto plan agent required. Apply with resume to Sussex Insurance inside Superstore, Courtenay. LINE COOKS, Exp. & dishwasher/prep person wanted for busy pub. Medical & dental benefits. Resumes 9-11am, Mon-Fri., Whistle Stop Pub.

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

NEWSPAPER

CONSTRUCTION OFFICE in Comox looking for a bookkeeper / administration assistant. Duties would include payables, billing, reception, and various related tasks. Prefer strong computer skills including Word, Excel, and bookkeeping software. Previous experience and/or education in bookkeeping or intro accounting Carriers preferred. Good Needed attitude a must. Please forward resume with refer547 ences to offiRTE# cejob@shawbiz.ca. Queenish Trailer Park, Glacier View Dr. & Saseetla Rd.

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725

CARRIERS WANTED in your area ADULTS & SENIORS

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GRADE 8 Math Tutor available Monday - Friday. Days/Evenings. 250-339-4497

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

Licensed, Government Approved, Canadian Company.

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Field/Engineer Layout Kitimat, BC Canada. Supervise project layouts Responsible for construction quality control, in particular, ensuring that the materials installed in the project are in the proper locations and are the correct materials. Analyze construction drawings for dimensional and quality control purposes and coordinates with the Project Engineer to clarify discrepancies. Use precision computerized equipment to define points of control and ensure the work is being installed true and plump. Responsible for coordinating with other construction trades to ensure that all are using appropriate control points. High School Diploma or equivalent; or 4 to 6 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Line and Grade Persistent for Perfection This work will start 5/1/12 Please respond to this ad by 5/1/12 Please respond via email by placing Field Engineer in the subject line to patton@bakerconcrete.com

Comox Valley 250-338-0725

VOLUNTEERS

Record Hours:

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for C.V. Therapeutic Riding for the next 8 weeks. No experience needed training is available. Must be able to walk on uneven ground and enjoy good company. Call 250-338-1968 or email cvtrs@telus.net for info.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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The 2012 hourly wage rate is $28.23 based on a 40hour workweek. A comprehensive benefit package is offered. For complete details on minimum qualifications required and the application process, please go to our website at www.courtenay.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities”.

EDUCATION/TUTORING

MEDICAL/DENTAL

CALL NOW! Funding may be available.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

LEGAL SERVICES

PAINTING

GARAGE SALES

HOMES WANTED

FREE POWERWASH with exterior paint job. Taking appointments now for Spring & Summer Best Choice Paint Inc. Interior/Exterior/Powerwash Seniors discount. Fully Insured. Quality work guaranteed. 22yrs exp. Call John at 250-898-3118 www.bestchoicepaint.biz

COURTENAY - 2616 Cathy Cres. Sat 9-3. Golf cart. MIG Welder, treadmill, Mechanic tools & household items. COURTENAY 2627-B Willemar Avenue corner of Tater Place. 3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE Rain or Shine Saturday 14th April 8:30-1pm Lots of good stuff including Tents, wine racks, sander... Courtenay - 410 Upland Ave. Sat. 8 am. You name it we’ve probably got it. Everything from dishes, heaters, fishing gear, jackets, 12 volt portable washer for R.V., appls.,blow up matt. 12 volt car fridge, xmas dec., and too much to mention. If it rains we will have to cancel until further notice. COURTENAY St John’s Parish 4RD ANNUAL PLANT SALE Saturday 10am - 1pm 579 5th Street Annuals, perennials, shrubs, small trees, herbs, some indoor plants, bags of good organic manure, homemade cards & gift items. 250-338-4466 CUMBERLAND - 3208 3rd St. Sat/Sun 11-2. Camping, lot’s of toys, wooden playground, wooden shed, tools, furniture. Evergreen Club Annual Spring Garage Sale Saturday, April 21st, 2012 9:00 am to 12 noon Rotary Hall & lower Lobby Courtenay Recreation Florence Filberg Centre 411 Anderton Avenue Courtenay Everyone Welcome! FANNY BAY - 373 Stelling Rd Sat. 10-2. Furniture, lamps, nik-naks and more GIGANTIC KIDS Clutter Sale. Sat. Apr. 21st, 9am-12pm at the Courtenay Legion on Cliffe Ave. Partial proceeds to YANA. Food Bank donations or cash donations are appreciated at the door.

WE BUY HOUSES

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

COMOX VALLEY BOOKKEEPING SERVICES 30+yrs. exp. in Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Financial Consulting. 250-334-6596 or 250-339-4497

CARPENTRY CARPENTRY Professional. Ticketed. Residential/Commercial. Fully insured. Reliable quality work. Call Jim, (250)334-7522. JOURNEYMAN CARPENTERrepairs, renovations. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Please call (250)337-5501 or www.comoxvalleycarpenter.ca

CLEANING SERVICES AFFORDABLE HOUSECLEANING. Comox Valley area. $20/hour. Supplies included. 250-465-1920

COUNTERTOPS AFFORDABLE cabinets and countertops, 250-850-9915 W W W . C O A S T C A B I N E TRY.CA

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)

GARDENING INMAN WORKS Lawn cutting, roof repair, dump run’s, light plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry. Call Ike 339-0064

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 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

LANDSCAPING AFFORDABLE MOWING. I’m a young guy looking for some honest work. I own a truck with some tools. Give me a ring at 250-702-2164 to discuss price. COW MANURE 1 year old for sale, $23/yard, can deliver. Call (250)338-5503.

DEMELO LANDSCAPING

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

* Green Waste *Residential Cleanups *Household

Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS

AUCTION TONIGHT! 6:30 PM. Auction House Vancouver Island 239 Puntledge Rd. 250-871-7355 Antique walnut table & six chairs, shintu bar stools, beautiful high-end dining chairs, palliser ultra suede reclining loveseat and couch & other living room furniture, fun lighting including antique bridge lamp and tons of jewelry! www.AuctionHouseVi.com

UNDER $200 LEATHER COVER for Ford Ranger. $200.00 Firm 250338-5876 TABLE SAW, 10” craftsman w/stand. Used very little, $150. 250-703-9522

FUEL/FIREWOOD “250-703-FIRE(3473)” Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. Don’t wait till winter! FIREWOOD PERMITS on T.W. Land. Phone 250-6504060. 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 $490. Eleven available. King Sets $705. Delivery available. Text or call 1(250)334-7527 to reserve set or email: northisland@themattressguy.ca

GARAGE SALES COMOX, 648 Pine Pit Place (Take Lazo Rd to Alvord), Sat, April. 14, 9am-noon. Downsizing/Retirement Sale. Tools, carpentry items, 8 HP Ariens tiller, electric start but not used for 15 yrs ($200) and more. COURTENAY - 1016 5th st. corner at Pidcock, 9-12 noon furniture, quality women’s clothing, jewelry & kids stuff COURTENAY - 1751 Trumpeter Cres. 9-12. Household, cupboards, pictures. COURTENAY - 2044 Urquhart Ave, April 14th 8:00am to 1:00pm. Household & more.

HUGE MOVING SALE Saturday, April 14th. 7:30am - 12pm 1061 FAQUHARSON DRIVE, COURTENAY Fabric, Fabric and MORE Fabric, Patterns and Craft items. SEWING MACHINE. Yard and Garden tools, Garage Tools, BBQ, Camping chairs and items, Work Bench, Fishing Equipment and Bike. Tons of Household items including blender, office supplies, cookie press, cake decorating, dishes, mugs and collectables. Kids toys, stuffies, dolls, books and cars. Desk, printer cart, shelving units, and other furniture. All MUST GO. No reasonable offer refused. You won’t be disappointed.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BROIL KING Signet BBQ - 3 tube burners, rotisserie. 18 month old. $425 O.B.O 250-898-4683 HOT TUB. 40 jets, 8 years old. Waterfall 3,500 firm. 250338-5876 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? NIKON D300s DSLR camera body. Boxed as new c/w 3 month warranty and original extras. $1150 obo. Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Lens. Boxed as new c/w 36 month warranty, UV Filter & spare cap. $425 obo. Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 wideangle lens, Nikon fit, boxed as new, with case. $365 obo. CALL 250-218-4292 TRUCK CANOPY - Leer Short Box - grey. Air Compressor + other articles. Tread mill. 250339-7705 VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

REAL ESTATE

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

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

RENTALS TOWNHOUSES

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

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS

1015 Cumberland Rd, Courtenay 1 & 2 BEDROOM SUITES available in well-managed 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 250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units incl. 2 bdrm & 2 bdrm/den, 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 $1,000/mth. BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, coin laundry, patio, N/S, cat ok w/ref. Avail. immed. $725/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. Immed - $700/mth STONECROFT VILLAGE steps to downtown from this 2 bdrm & hobby rm, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, gas F/P, balcony, underground pkg, storage & bike rm, N/S, No pets. Adult oriented. Avail. May 1 $1,150/mth MUIR RIDGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $775/mth LORELEI APTS Bachelor &2 bdrm avail., 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, adult orient. N/s, No pets. Avail. May 1 $500 & $650/mth WALK TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 5 appl, balcony, N/S, cat ok w/ref. Avail. May 1 $775/mth BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bdrm townhouse, 4 appls, patio, new paint & flooring, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $750/mth ASPEN WYNDE patio home, 2 bdrm & den area, 2 bath, 6 appls, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 $1,100/mth

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.

APARTMENT/CONDO

RYAN COURT

RUTHERFORD MANOR

www.pennylane.bc.ca

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 250-338-7449

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

PINES APARTMENTS 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

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR 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 WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St, Courtenay

Spacious & completely renovated 3 bedroom suite, in quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Reasonable rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. No pets, two rental references and security deposit required.

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667 CONDOS

PACIFIC COURT

VANRIDGE MANOR

1520/1540 Piercy Ave., Courtenay

123 Back Road, Courtenay

2 bedroom available May 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

1045 Cumberland Road, Courtenay BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 1 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.

146 Back Road, Courtenay 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.

Call 338-7449

Call 250-334-9717 to view TOWNHOUSES 576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

COMOX

CUMBERLAND - SALE By Owner OPEN HOUSE SAT APRIL 14 1-3pm 2771 Penrith Ave - 3 b d r / 2 2 6 0 s q f t / t a s t e f u l reno & update. $315K. QUICK SALE! Avail-Call Kelsey 250898-9509 or stop by!

2 BDRM, renovated spacious unit, brand new kitchen, appliances, bathroom, flooring, lighting, fireplace and deck. N/S, N/P $1200 or $1300 furnished.

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


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AUTO FINANCING

COMOX 1BDRMbright, ground floor apt. in great location. Laminate flooring, 6 appls. $775./mo. NS/NP. Avail May 1. 250-338-6919.

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.

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.

$1100./MO. 3-BDRM home on Royston Rd. Large lot, F/S, NS/NP. Ref’s. (250)338-6689.

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. COURTENAY, COZY legal suite, 1 bdrm, 2 appls, private entrance, carport, shared hydro, N/S, refs req’d, $800 mo, avail now. Call 250-871-5755.

SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421 www.ShiftAutoFinance.com

Apartments•Condos•Suites

WAREHOUSE SPACE for lease 1000sqft. Unheated O.H.door $600mth. +utilities 250-334-7146

COURTENAY- 1 bdrm, central location. Recently updated, top floor, inclds microwave. NS/NP. $650./mo. Available Now. Call (250)339-9999. COURTENAY- 2 bdrms, reno’d, sunny, lovely mtn view, elevator, balcony. No pets! N/S. $795. (250)336-2558. MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. MT. WASHINGTON, fully furn’d condo, 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, insuite laundry, underground prkg, elevator, N/S, N/P. Avail until Dec. 1, $750 incls all utils. 780-404-4184.

205-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls. $725/mth Avail. May 1 303C 698 Aspen 2 Bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. $850/ mth Avail. May 1

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44-1535 Dingwall Rd 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P 4 appliances $795/mth Avail. May 1st

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APARTMENTS / CONDOS LAKE TRAIL APTS

Secured entry building includes 2 appl. in each suite & on site coin-op laundry; FREE HEAT & HOT WATER; all master bdrms have walk in closets; 1 bdrm unit is main level, beautifully renovated & features all new laminate flooring & paint throughout & has a patio area; $650/month; 2 bdrm is a 3rd floor corner suite with recent renovations & large deck; $700/month; units for immediate possession

ARBOUR GLEN

Beautifully renovated 2 bdrm condos located near schools, shopping & recreation; feature 4 appl., 2nd level entry, & assigned parking; $750/month; N/S; N/P; immediate possession

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; immediate possession

ULVERSTON MANOR

1 bdrm suite in centrally located Cumberland apartment block; secured entry, 2 appl. & on site coin-op laundry; N/S; N/P; immediate possession; $595/mo

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

Bright, 2 bdrm units feature main & second level entry, 2 appl, & on site coin-op laundry; ideally located near all amenities & on bus routes; N/S; N/P; rents from $700/mo; immediate & May 1 possession

TRUMPETERS LANDING

Gorgeous 2 bdrm suite ideally located on Courtenay Airpark Walkway & near all amenities; features 6 appls, 2 baths, cork floors, 2 decks, underground parking, & much more; N/S; N/P; avail May 1; $1200/month

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; $995/mo.; immediate possession

FITZGERALD DUPLEX

Immaculate 1/2 duplex centrally located in Courtenay features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, hardwood flooring, 5 appl, large living area & fenced back yard; N/S; N/P; No yard work!! Landscaping is included! Ideal for mature couple; $1000/month; avail April 15 w/possibility of early possession

HOMES

TRUMPETER CRES RANCHER

Beautifully finished rancher in desirable East Courtenay subdivision features 3 bdrms, main bath + ensuite w/makeup vanity, central vac system, gas f/p, hot water on demand, garage, large deck, fenced yard, & more; backs on to trails & near schools; $1500/month; pets may be considered w/ deposit; avail May 1

URQUHART PLACE HOME

Fully renovated 3 bdrm, 2 bath home w/beautiful solarium features, 5 appl, garage, & tiered backyard for the gardening enthusiast; walking distance to schools & Puntledge Park; $1100/mo; immediate possession

KENTWOOD MOBILE

Recently renovated 2 bdrm mobile is rural living, but minutes to town; features 4 appl & small yard; book a viewing! $800/ mo; immediate possession

TOWNHOMES 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! Immediate possession; $800/month

EDGETT MEWS

Quiet townhouse complex conveniently located in West Courtenay features corner town-home unit w/living down & 2 bdrms up; 5 appl, semi-private patio, & covered carport; N/S; N/P; $850/mo; immediate possession

NOW OFFERING STRATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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COMOX, MAY. 1, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1250 sq ft rancher, 5 min walk to downtown, 5 appls, N/S, N/P, 2 car attached garage, some gardening req’d, $1200 mo, 250-203-3763. N. COURTENAY, $1200 mo + utils, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 acres, F/S, 3300 sq ft, dbl garage, fruit trees. N/S, no dogs, avail June 1. Call 778-997-7423. COMOX: FURNISHED 1 bdrm apt., from May 1 to June 30. $700/mo, N/S, dog ok, no cats Call for info 250-702-7041.

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BERKSHIRE MANOR 825 Harmston Ave. TWO BEDROOM suite. Very bright and spacious corner suite, unique floor plan. 950 sq. ft. Recently redecorated. Large, private deck. Full sized appliances with dishwasher. In suite storage room. Very quiet mature adult neighbours. Three blocks from downtown. Security entry. A very attractive suite. Call David @ 250-338-0267 or John @ 250703-2264.

CEDAR MANOR 463-12th Street TWO BEDROOM suite. Very bright and nicely renovated. New kitchen. Excellent location three blocks from downtown. Security entry. Unique layout. Quiet, mature adult neighbours. Well managed and maintained. A very attractive suite. Call David @ 250338-0267.

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

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. 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. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

SUITES, UPPER 250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca BRAND NEW 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath home in Puntledge area, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,250/mth WALK TO DOWNTOWN COMOX 2 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 $1,200/mth WALK TO DOWNTOWN CTNY 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, workshop, garden, shed, N/S, small pet neg. Avail. June 1 $1,100/mth COMOX OCEAN VIEW CHARACTER HOME 4 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 3 appls, gas F/P, garage, fenced yrd. RV pkg, walk to downtown, N/S, sm. pet neg. Avail. May 1 - $1500/mth COMOX CUL-DE-SAC 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, F &S, fam. rm., Lrg. yard., N/S, sm. Pet considered. Avail. May 1 $1100/mth 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. Houses & Suites 7-1720 13th Street 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 appls. N/S, N/P $700/mth Available Immed. 4640B Northland Place 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. S Garage, $1025/mth Available May 15 289B Nim Nim Pl 4 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P 6 appls., S garage, $1150/mth Available Apr. 15 5797 N. Island Hwy 4 bed, 2 baths, 2 appls, N/S, N/P $1150/mth Available Immed. 215 Spindrift Road 3 bed, 2 bath N/S, 3 appls., D Garage, Oceanfront $1575/mth Available May 1

OFFICE/RETAIL 1024 SQ.FT. of office space in medical building on 5th St in Courtenay, near Fitzgerald, starting June 1. Perfect for a

RIVERFRONT - 1 bdrm.upper floor apt. Self contained Fantastic view. $875 includes hydro/heat. Close walk to all amenities N/S. Refs. 338-6000

TOWNHOUSES 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. Contact: Ryan Liebert 250-703-3672 COURTENAY, 2-3 bdrm, newer townhouse in quiet complex, over 1700 sq ft + rec room. Avail May 1, $1300 mo. Call 250-218-5608.

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CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. 2008 CHEV. Cobalt 46,500 KM’s, auto, P/B, P/S, blue. 2.2 liter. Good condition, good tires. $8000, 339-4723

MOTORCYCLES 2007 SAGA Motorcycle/scooter. Needs a kickstand and safety switch to make roadworthey. Low k engine. $500.00 firm 250-338-8145

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.

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1998 FORD F250 XLT 5.4L 4X4 c/w trailer hitch & brake, box liner, new tires. Mechanic maintained 285,000KM $3,999 obo. 250-334-8567

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taegan.is@gmail.com 910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth 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

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING 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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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

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship Services 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4pm

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

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

250 Beach Drive, Comox

250-338-5811

UNITED MENNONITE CHURCH (BLACK CREEK) A Christ centered faith community dedicated to the Worship of God and the promotion of peace and justice in His name.

Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM 2277 Enns Road, Black Creek. Pastor Gordon Carter Office: 250.337.5341 Email: carter.gord@gmail.com

250 BEACH AVENUE

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

Rev. Maggie Enwright 250-339-3966

Join us this Sunday

Full Wheelchair Access

@ 10:30 am

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

Hearing Assistance

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

www.comoxunitedchurch.com

Lil 250-338-7727 (office)

St. George’s

LUTHERAN

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

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

250-334-4961

(ELCIC)

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

Guest Speaker:

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 Choir Practice Wed. 7:15 pm Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-400-7800

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M. Pastor Rev. Bill Hall

Everyone Welcome.

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

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.

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

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 ‘Jesus is Lord’

Sunday April 15th: Morning Service 11 am: Karin Russell Evening Service 7 pm: Michelle Daniels Both women are powerful speakers and move in the prophetic

1250 Anderton Road, Comox

Sunday April 22nd - Evening Service 7 pm: Rob Parker

250-339-0224

Rob is the founder of Ottawa National House of Prayer

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)

467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

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

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

Service 10:30am Rev. Wally Fry

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

at 11 am

250-338-5811

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Sunday Worship

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

Followed by a Potluck Lunch

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Independent - Fundamental

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10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome

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

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

1st Street & Penrith

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

PRESBYTERIAN

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Minister: Peggy Jensen

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MENNONITE

COMOX UNITED

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Community Church

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

Nursery-Grade 7

www.cvuf.ca 250-890-9262

Comox Valley

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL

Nourish Your Spirit. Heal the World.

(at Comox United Church)

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

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

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