Page 1

WEDNESDAY

$1.25

inc. H.S.T.

April 25, 2012

A division of

Vol. 27 No. 33

COMOX VALLEY RECORD Your community. Your newspaper. www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

fightback.ca

BCTF vote threatening school activities

DUCHESS DIRTY

Renée Andor Record Staff

Spring has sprung and gardeners are busy. ■ B9

OLYMPIC BOUND

Southern Utah University distance runner Cameron Levins of Black Creek is on his way to qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after running a 13:18.47 in the 5,000-metre run at the Mt. SAC Invitational in Walnut, Calif. The time earned him a Canadian Olympic A+ Qualifier time. Levins’ time beat the required 13:20 mark necessary for Canadian Olympic qualification by just over one and a half seconds. To do so, Levins had to maintain lap splits of at least 64 seconds.

... Complete story on ■ B12

FINDER ■ Weather

A2

■ Lottery

A6

■ Ferry Schedule

A6

■ Editorial

A20

■ Opinion

A21

■ Arts

B1

■ Sports

B12

■ Classified

B18

■ Snow to Surf

INSERT

■ Green Living

INSERT

Effective immediately, Comox Valley teachers will not perform extracurricular activities, which will cause some cancellations. The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) conducted a provincewide vote from April 17 to 19, in which 73 per cent of teachers voted to rescinding their involvement in extracurricular activities until the end of the school year. School District 71 superintendent Sherry Elwood told the Record the district will have to look at each activity on a “case by case basis,” but at this point, she is sure some activities will not be able to go ahead. “The district will work with principals and vice-principals planning to provide as consistent an approach as possible to manage this, however we are certain that not all extracurricular activities will go ahead,” said Elwood. Tonia Frawley, Comox Valley District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) chair, spoke to Comox Valley parents at a meeting Monday evening and said the situation is frustrating for everyone. “It is a frustrating time for everyone involved,” said Frawley. “There are so many events being affected by this next level of action. The way graduation ceremonies will look this year, whether or not kids will get to go to camp, as well as track and field, just to name a few.

GRADUATION CEREMONIES might be affected by a BCTF decision to withdraw from extracurricular activities. FILE PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

“Every teacher, school and district will vary from each other, which is why there aren’t clear, cut answers at this point for our parents.” Elwood said parents can check school websites their children attend for updates, and they can watch for school newsletters on how individual schools’ plan to

deal with their extracurricular activities. Comox District Teachers’ Association president Steve Stanley said Comox Valley teachers generally support withdrawal from extracurricular activities, and hopes those who don’t agree will still withdraw. “We hope that teachers will

Missing woman’s vehicle located Erin Haluschak Record Staff

An extensive search at the base of Mount Washington continued Tuesday morning after the vehicle of missing 75-year-old Saanich woman Shirley Burstall was found late Monday afternoon. Paul Berry, manager/president of the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue team, said about 40 searchers are searching the ground and water for Burstall, who was last seen April 5 in Ladysmith at a gas station.

“It’s a pretty contained search,” said Berry to media Tuesday. “Everything we understand about her is that she is an avid hiker and very fit for her age. We’re trying to determine the direction of travel.” He added there is no indication how long the vehicle had been abandoned, but said as last contact with Burstall was about 20 days, it could have been there for some time. Berry noted some members of her family are at the search location, while more are flying in from Calgary.

More Value, Less Money!

“It is not uncharacteristic for her to hike, but it’s not the sort of area she would have hiked in,” he said, and added with ski season wrapping up over the weekend and the area active with logging, there is a lot of traffic in the area. Burstall’s family said she had decided to get away for a few days, and mentioned to her daughter she may head to Tofino. She is described as a five-foot, seven-inch white woman with short brown hair and a medium build. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

The All New

2012 Prius C

3.5l/100km or 81 MPG! $

20,950

*

Well equipped at INCLUDING • Power Windows & Locks • Cruise Control & Air Conditioning • Bluetooth & USB Audio • Smart Key • 8 Air Bags • Traction Control & Vehicle Skid Control

Dlr#7478

445 Crown Isle Boulevard 250.338.6761 www.courtenaytoyota.com

respect the vote, respect the feelings of their colleagues even if they don’t agree with it,” said Stanley, adding there could be consequences from the union for teachers who continue with extracurricular activities. This withdrawal from extracurricular activities extends to the end of this school year; and any future action would face another provincewide BCTF vote. Stanley noted teachers may participate in activities like sports and graduation ceremony planning, but only if work is done during regular school hours. He added many SD71 schools hold annual Grade 7 camping trips, which will be hard for teachers to attend during regular school hours because of the locations. “If they’re going to go ahead with overnight camping trips it’ll have to be parents and administrators involved and not teachers,” said Stanley. Teacher involvement “becomes difficult because most of these trips go to Hornby or Quadra Island so it’s difficult getting in and out, so it’s probably going to be stopped or dropped.” Elwood added teacher withdrawal from extracurricular activities is a philosophical issue for many teachers. “We are aware that this is a deep philosophical issue for teachers and that it can create tension for all involved,” said Elwood. “Many teachers contribute hundreds of hours of voluntary time to their schools and to the district, and their contributions create positive experiences for our students.” Stanley said the impact of Bill 22 on classrooms is a larger issue for teachers than extracurricular activities. “We know kids and parents are going to be disappointed but we believe that once the impact of Bill 22 is felt in the classroom next year, kids are actually going to be hurt by it, their chances of success are going to be diminished by the larger class sizes,” said Stanley. “We feel that’s a more important issue than whether they get to play basketball or whatever the sport might be.”

Purchase: 2.9% / 36 mo • 4.8 / 60 mo

Lease: 4.9% / 48 mo

*Price is for Prius C base model KDTA3P AA. Price does not include taxes, levies or fees, OAC. See dealer for details.


A2

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Campaign encouraging us to talk about violence Renée Andor Record Staff

Comox Valley residents need a reminder that family violence happens here, according to the Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS). CVTS executive director Heather Ney said the Peace Begins at Home — Purple Ribbon Campaign, which is in full swing, is designed to generate community awareness that family violence exists in the Comox Valley and to show people that it’s important to speak out about it. The campaign is “important because people need to be reminded what some of the members of our community are experiencing in the privacies of their homes,” said Ney. “A lot of people don’t talk about the violence that’s occurring in families, and so (the Purple Ribbon Campaign) brings it to peoples’ minds, I think, and creates an awareness and challenges us to speak up against it.” According to Ney, about 1,200 calls come into CVTS’ 24-hour crisis line each year, and about 300 women and children use CVTS’s counselling services. According to the campaign’s website, www. peacebeginsathome.ca, women are most likely to be the victims of

THE COMOX VALLEY Transition Society’s Heather Ney wants the second annual Peace Begins at Home — Purple Ribbon Campaign to help the Valley become aware of, and speak out against, family violence. PHOTO BY RENÉE ANDOR police-reported domestic violence, accounting for 83 per cent of victims, and in the Comox Valley women are the victims in 97 per cent of domestic violence calls. About 200 to 250 Comox Valley women and children use the CVTS’ transition house, Lilli House, each year, said Ney. Lilli House offers women a place to go when they need to escape violent or abusive situations, either as a respite or permanently. Many women use Lilli House to

regroup, rest and gain strength before going back to their homes, according to Ney, who added many factors contribute to a woman’s decision to stay in a violent home. “Women go back for a lot of reasons, love, hope, the children, they don’t have the financial resources to make it on their own, and with the income assistance supports being as they are it’s very difficult to find safe and appropriate housing, so they don’t have a lot of housing options in our community,” explained Ney. Or,

“They don’t have the self-esteem and they hope that it’s going to work out — that he’s going to stop.” CVTS counsellor Basira Godfrey said it can be difficult to watch a person repeatedly go back to a dangerous situation but the decision to leave is ultimately up to the person leaving. “The crux of our counselling is to empower the woman to make her own choice because we really believe that nobody changes on somebody else’s advice or recom-

mendation,” said Godfrey. “They have to get to that place of seeing it for themselves that it really isn’t working or it isn’t healthy for them.” Women who are ready to leave receive CVTS support with things like finding housing, legal information and obtaining income assistance. Counselling services are available for women and children after they’ve left Lilli House as well as while they’re there. Soroptimist International of Courtenay provides Soropti Paks, which include essential items, like kitchen utensils and linens, to help them get set up in their new homes. According to Godfrey, many people assume domestic violence happens to the uneducated or people in lower economic classes, but said this is not the case.

“Violence happens across all those lines, so to educated people to every race, every gender, and every economic (class),” explained Godfrey. The Peace Begins at Home — Purple Ribbon Campaign started April 16 and finishes up April 30, but Ney said she hopes people talk about family violence throughout the year. 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. For more information or to take the pledge against family violence, visit www.peacebeginsathome.ca. Godfrey noted awareness generation is key to help stop family violence in the Comox Valley. “Awareness is what changes, what increases change,” said Godfrey. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Quote of the Day We are not going to build a shel❝ ter, period. You think taxes are high now and businesses are closing now. Try doubling them and see how things work. Larry Jangula

See story, page A6

SAVE THE

HST

TODAY... Since 1978!

Are you looking for motivation to make a lifestyle change?

LIMITED

TIME OFFER

and be entered to win one of two Sports Massage Therapy Packages, Courtesy of Rehab In Motion

NO HST*

Why wait until April 2013? Save the HST TODAY!

NO INTEREST

Pay in 5 equal installments.

ON TIME INSTALLATION

We’re there when we say we will be or we pay you $250!

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED Great way to collect rewards on your Visa or Mastercard.

ACT NOW!

You may qualify for Provincial Government rebates of up to $ 60/window!

Return your tracking card by June 8 and pick up your free reflective wristband

Pre-Register for FREE by April 30 at: Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre Courtenay Recreation Filberg Centre

* On Installed Van Isle Windows * OAC - On Approved Credit * Equivalent of HST

Comox Community Centre Comox Valley Sports Centre Comox Valley Aquatic Centre Cumberland Recreation Institute

P: 250.897.3347 | Visit us TODAY #8-241 Puntledge Rd. | vanislewindows.com

THE RECORD WEATHER CORNER

795 Ryan Rd • 250.334.9638 courtenay.gotorickys.com

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Light rain High 10 Low 7

Isolated showers High 11 Low 6

Cloudy periods High 11 Low 5

Cloudy with sunny breaks High 11 Low 5

YOUR COMMUNITY • YOUR NEWSPAPER

WHENEVER YOU’RE HUNGRY


BC WILDLIFE FEDERATION

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A3

Annual wildlife convention here Erin Haluschak Record Staff

For its diamond anniversary, the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association is inviting guests from around the province to celebrate. The association, which is celebrating 75 years of wildlife management and conservation, is hosting the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s 56th annual general meeting and convention April 25 to 28 in Courtenay. “The convention is held yearly and it’s usually spread out in places such as the Kootenays or Prince George,” said Ron Watanabe, chair of the host committee. “The last time we hosted it was in 1994, and now we’re looking to make it the best convention.” The theme for the AGM is A Land Fit for Wildlife is a Land Fit for People,

and Watanabe said they are expecting more than 200 guests from around the province. The federation’s membership is made up of more than 100 separate and distinct clubs throughout B.C., 10 regional associations and direct members for a collective membership of more than 38,000. The AGM will take place at the Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel. Speakers include marine biologist Alexandra Morton, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Bernie Taekema of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Not only does the AGM include sessions on policy discussions, but Watanabe explained the conference also appeals to other demographics as well. “We really want to bring youth and get them involved in the activities

just for them,” he noted, and added outings include a tour of the Centre for Shellfish Research in Deep Bay and a tour of the Valley from the local ATV club. The club will also have their facilities open, Watanabe said, for those who want to try their hand at trap and skeet shooting, along with cowboy action shooting. He added there is also a spousal program for the conference, which is autonomous from the AGM, which offers tours of the Comox Valley and a walking tour of Fifth Street in downtown Courtenay. “We really want to promote the Comox Valley,” Watanabe explained, and said he hopes for strong economic spinoffs from the conference. Wednesday, the AGM begins with a delegate meet and greet from 7 to 9 p.m. in the ballroom of the hotel, while president Rod Wiebe will officially open the convention Thursday morning. In addition to BCWF strategic planning, Thursday will also feature a pre-

sentation from Jack Minard of the Comox Valley Land Trust, and end with a club barbecue at the club. Watanabe said one highlight of Friday is the 56th annual fundraiser at the Comox Valley Sports Centre, which helps to support conservation groups. He added there are more than $75,000 worth of prizes for the silent auction, raffles and a live auction, and the event is open to the public. Saturday night will close with the BCWF gala dinner and awards at the Native Sons Hall. Watanabe explained the organizing committee chose the hall for the private event to demonstrate the variety of places the Valley has to offer. “We wanted to spread the venues around and really showcase the Valley,” he noted. “We’re trying to inject as much local flavour into the conference as possible.” For more information about the AGM and conference and the full agenda, visit www.bcwf.net. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

DELEGATES TO THE annual BC Wildlife Federation convention this week can partake of activities at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association layout that include archery, skeet shooting and a meal. PHOTOS BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

NO COMPARISON. NO COMPROMISE.

FORD. DL 10773

4901 N.Island Hwy Courtenay 250-334-3161 toll free 1-877-334-3161

$ UP TO

8,000

IT’S BACK

MANUFACTURER REBATES

ELIGIBLE COSTCO MEMBERS RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $1000

2012 F-150 4X4 STX REG CAB

22,899

$

sTOWING sPAYLOAD sPOWER &

*

FUEL ECONOMY

MSRP $30,899

WEST VIEW FORD PRICE

SAVE $8,000

*Prices include Ford Custom Cash, plus taxes and $389 admin fees. Discount includes $1,000 Costco for eligible customers. Vehicle may not be exactly as shown.


A4

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Incumbent back on Union Bay board Scott Stanfield Record Staff

ACTRESS, WRITER, PRODUCER Kim Cattrall will be inducted May 19 into the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement.

Cattrall chosen for Valley Walk The Comox Valley Walk of Achievement will induct actress, writer and producer Kim Cattrall on May 19 at 1 p.m. The presentation ceremony will take place either at the Native Sons Hall or the nearby Sid Williams Plaza in Courtenay, depending on the weather. The plaque will be unveiled at the Sid plaza following the ceremony. Cattrall will be involved in other events during the previous week. The Golden Globe award winner was

born in Liverpool, moving with her family to Courtenay when she was an infant. She returned to England at 11, then came back to Canada to finish secondary school. She is best known for her role as Samantha Jones on the TV series Sex and the City. Previous Walk of Achievement inductees include radio announcer Red Robinson, scientist John Leung, MLA Stan Hagen and author Jack Hodgins. — Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

BOGO

The all-TAG Union Bay Improvement District board will remain as such after trustee Alan Webb retained his seat in Saturday’s election held in conjunction with the AGM. Webb garnered 204 votes while Mary Reynolds received 39 votes. An advance poll drew 180 voters. A member of Taxpayers for Accountable Governance (TAG), Webb won by acclamation last year in a byelection to complete the remaining six months

ALAN WEBB

of a term formerly occupied by Alan de Jersey. “A bit of fresh blood so to speak,” said Webb, who moved from White Rock to Union Bay in 2010. He is a semiretired manufacturing

specialist with experience in wastewater treatment. His term is for three years. One of the main issues Webb stands to resolve concerns a water licensing agreement with the regional district. “We’re very close to a deal on that,” he said. “We should have a signing sometime in the near future. It virtually leaves Union Bay in control for the foreseeable future of the water licence. It’s good for the CVRD and it’s good for Union Bay.” Installation of a water filtration system

will ensure clean drinking water that will satisfy the Vancouver Island Health Authority 4-3-2-1 requirement and enable Kensington Island Properties to initiate construction. Every 100 houses built and connected to the water system will mean an approximate 10 per cent increase in revenue, Webb said. He also advocates working with firefighters to evaluate needs in terms of services and facilities such as a new firehall. Reynolds wishes Webb well with the problems ahead for the

UBID. She considers the election a learning experience and plans to continue her quest for an open and accountable government. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Quality Clothing Affordable Prices

NOW CARRYING...

Sylvie♥s 292 - 5th Street

250-338-6629

The Moore’s

NEW MORTGAGE LOST 30 POUNDS

made them feel like they’d

Event

Step into Spring

BUY Now On! ONE Hurry In! GET ONE *Some restrictions may apply. Limited time only. Discount applied to regular priced merchandise.

1/2 PRICE*

5–3175 Cliff Ave., Courtenay 250-334-2533

Our mortgage rtgage gage experts helped the th them get a mortgage that took a real load off their minds. Our CreditMaster® mortgage lets you choose variable, fixed or a combination of rates, and helps reduce your household debt faster. Plus, members receive a discount on Coastal Distinction Home Insurance! To learn more, visit us at any location, online at cccu.ca or call 1-888-741-1010.

CREDIT UNION

|

INSURANCE

|

INVESTMENTS

|

BUSINESS SERVICES

CreditMaster® is a registered trademark of Central 1 Credit Union. Insurance Services provided through Coastal Community Insurance Services (2007) Ltd.


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pilot evacuated

Elderly Comox woman cheated The Comox Valley RCMP warn residents of a recent scam in the area. The Town of Comox and the Comox Valley RCMP received a call Friday from an elderly woman on Holly Place who was defrauded of $500. A Caucasian man, claiming to be an employee with the public works department of Comox, stated a water main needed to be fixed in front of her home. For this work to be completed, the man said she needed to pay $500 towards the repair costs. The elderly woman paid the man in cash and he departed. The Town of Comox confirmed there were no repairs needed, nor would they ever canvass residents to pay for services in this manner. The Comox Valley RCMP warn people not to pay for services, in cash or otherwise unless they are known to the resident or have shown proper credentials and identification. The RCMP believe this man has attempted the same scam on other residents in the area and hope to gather more information. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250338-1321. Should they wish to remain anonymous they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave a tip at www. bccrimestoppers.com. — Comox Valley RCMP

FASHIONS FOR WOMEN 5’4” & under

French Dressing Jeans Spring Crops, Capris, Bermudas, Shorts & Jeans

Sizes 2 to 16

Upper Longwood Station Turner Rd., Nanaimo Hours: Mon. Sat. 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 4 pm

250-751-7799

A5

Members of 442 Squadron evacuated a stranded pilot Saturday night in a mountainous area near Spences Bridge. The pilot had landed his light aircraft along a lakeside road, but when he attempted to taxi for takeoff, a wheel became lodged in a sinkhole, trapping the aircraft. The pilot was able to use his aircraft radio to give his

Classic Pedicure

THE AWARD-WINNING VANCOUVER Island Visitor Centre has a public grand opening celebration Saturday.

$29 95 .

Visitor centre inviting public Record Staff A breaching orca, a collection of live oysters, a Vancouver Island marmot and a diverse indoor forest have found a new home at the award-winning Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, which hosts a public grand opening celebration Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The centre won top prize recently at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. Saturday’s opening will include local culture, tourism, and industry businesses and groups that will present a full slate of indoor and outdoor activities, demonstrations and entertain-

ment. “We’ve had a terrific number of visitors and locals through the centre already since late January, when we held our soft opening,” said Kelly Barnie, the centre’s on-site manager. “In addition to a fantastic lineup of kid’s activities, there are over 20 different tourism, cultural, environmental, and industry associations and businesses presenting unique, interactive displays and activities throughout the day,” marketing manager Lara Greasley said. “The grand opening will give locals the chance to interact with many companies and activities found in the region, using this

award-winning building as the backdrop.” Guests can have their picture snapped on a ski lift next to a whiskey jack or get their hands wet in the shellfish touch tank. Family and kids activities are by donation. They include scavenger hunts, a giant inflatable slide, face painting, collaborative chalk art, mural making, clowns and balloon twisting. Slegg Lumber sponsors a free children’s hot dog lunch, as well as parking and shuttle service. Food tickets for the tastings cost $1. The Cumberland Legion will provide a family pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5.

position to a passing airliner, which then relayed the distress call to Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria. JRCC Victoria dispatched a CC-115 Buffalo and a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from 19 Wing Comox. They picked up the uninjured pilot and flew him to Abbotsford. — 19 Wing Comox

Hair Colours Starting at

Time Well Wasted performs at 12:30 p.m. The centre is located at 3607 Small Rd. off the Comox Valley Parkway just below the Highway 19 Cumberland interchange. For more information, visit facebook. com/VIVisitorCentre or call the VIVC at 250400-2882.

$29 95 .

Book Any 3 Salon Services

SAVE 10%

Del Rio Academy OF HAIR HAIR AND ESTHETICS ESTHETIC ESTH ETICSS LTD ETIC LT LTD. D.

#4 - 2720 Cliffe Avenue • Courtenay 250-871-8300

F R E E !

SEMINAR NEW HOME BUYERS

Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm at the Crown Isle Clubhouse 399 Clubhouse Drive • Courtenay

Please RSVP to reserve your seat. Space is limited. Call RE/MAX Dave Procter Realty 250.339.2021

We are excited at RE/MAX Dave Procter Realty about the new

BC First Time New Home Buyers Bonus Subject to legislative approval, the proposed bonus is a one time payment worth up to $10,000! BC residents who are first-time home buyers & who purchase an eligible new home after February 21, 2012 and before April 1, 2013 may be eligible for this bonus.

Innovations in Skin Health and Wellness: Get Radiant in time for Summer!

Open House April 26th from 4-8

Come and meet our team, see our facility, and learn how our services and products can greatly improve the appearance and health of your skin.

Meet our Cutera Laser Rep, Cosmeceutical Skin Care Reps, and our Restylane Rep. Complimentary Woodslamp Skin Analysis Session. Discounts on skin care products. • Gift Bags • Draws • Refreshments.

Please join us for an informative seminar to discuss this Home Buyers Bonus, explained to you by a panel consisting of:

Dave Procter & Christiaan Horsfall of RE/MAX Dave Procter Realty

Dennis Schaffrick of D.A. Schaffrick Law Corporation Sheena Petersen of the Royal Bank Don Cameron of Piercy Creek Estates

OPEN HOUSE 1-3pm SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Introducing our newest Service: HydraFacial MD, call to register for a mini HydraFacial, (only 10 will be offered).

(valid only during open house)

2112 Cumberland Road Deluxe 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Townhomes Starting at $

209,900

HARDWOOD FLOORS • 9’ CEILINGS • CUSTOM KITCHENS • PRIVATE YARDS

www.piercycreekestates.com


A6

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Traffic disrupted

LAUREL LODGE WOULD make a good site for a homeless shelter, believes Douglas Jones. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

New idea for homeless shelter Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Douglas Jones and Gary Chamberlain are cooking up a proposal for Courtenay city council. They would like to see Laurel Lodge, formerly a seniors’ facility, used as a homeless shelter. The 7,500-squarefoot building is a 20-bed complex with kitchen facilities, located at 280 Second St. Jones, who said the owners want $600,000 for the building, proposes the shelter could be run by volunteers but was not clear as to who would buy the building. ‘’It’s been empty for years,” said Jones, 58, formerly a long-term care aide at St. Joseph’s General Hospital and manager at Stevenson Place in Comox. He’s been trying to find a job for more than two years. “Why don’t they open it up?” he asked of Laurel Lodge. Jones and Chamberlain, an independent

WE CLEAN

We are not going to build a shel❝ ter, period. You think taxes are high now and businesses are closing now. Try doubling them and see how things work. Larry Jangula

filmmaker, are producing a video that illustrates their proposal. They intend to present it to council. “It’s rampant,” Jones said about homelessness. “Every day I see people sleeping on cardboard sheets in the alleys. The City is stealing everything they own when they’ve set up camp.” Mayor Larry Jangula said the City will not purchase property nor operate homeless shelters, which are the mandate of the province. “It’s not our respon-

WINNING NUMBERS

sibility,” he said. “It’s commendable that people are concerned. I think what they are doing sounds like a good thing, but they should be presenting this to the provincial government, not us. “We are not going to build a shelter, period,”

14 15 16 19 30 36 46 Bonus 42 EXTRA 16 35 44 58

02 08 10 20 28 38

Bonus 29 BC/49

FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH ONLY! $ 00

2 DAY!

S I Z E S X S  X X X L 307D 14th St • 250-871-0373 • T-F 10-5:30 SAT 10-4

3.00% *

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

Want a faster, tax-free way to save for a family vacation, home renovation or a new car? Our TFSA products can help you achieve your goals. Ask us for more details!

470 Puntledge Road, Courtenay cwbank.com • 250-334-8888 *Rate subject to change without notice. TFSA (WestEarner® TFSA Account). Interest calculated daily, paid monthly. Available in-branch only. See branch for details. Member of CDIC

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Departure Bay, NANAIMO - Horseshoe Bay, VANCOUVER

Effective Until May 16, 2012

Leaves Nanaimo 6:30 am 8:30 am 9:30 am∞ 10:30 am 11:30 pm# 12:30 pm 1:30 pm*

Leaves Vancouver

6:30 am 3:00 pm 1:45 pm+ 8:30 am 4:00 pm+ 3:00 pm # 10:30 am 5:00 pm 4:00 pm 11:30 am* 6:10 pm* 5:00 pm 12:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:50 pm# 9:00 pm 9:00 pm # + *April 5 Only. April 9 Only. April 8 Only. ∞April 5 & 6 Only.

Departure Bay(Duke Point), NANAIMO - Tsawwassen, VANCOUVER

Duke Point Terminal CLOSED indefinitely for Repairs All Ferry Traffic Heading for Tsawwassen leaves from DEPARTURE BAY Shuttle bus service has been set up between Departure Bay & Duke Point 5:15 am* 7:45 am* 10:15 am 12:45 pm

Leaves Tswwassen

3:15 pm 5:45 pm 8:15 pm∂ 10:45 pm∂

5:15 am* 7:45 am* 10:15 am 12:45 pm

3:15 pm 5:45 pm 8:15 pm∂ 10:45 pm∂

* Daily Except Sun; ∂Daily Except Sat

Little River, COMOX - Westview, POWELL RIVER

Now In Effect

Leaves Little River 6:30 am 10:10 am

Sat., April 21, 2012 6/49

On the April 20 flyer, page 22, this product: 250GB Xbox 360 Value Bundle (WebCode: 10182217) was advertised with an incorrect price and bonus offer. Please be advised that the two bonus games (Bioshock/Splinter Cell - WebCodes: 10125651/10125847) are NOT included with this console bundle, and the price of this product is in fact $249.99, Save $50. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

FERRIES SCHEDULE www.bcferries.com

Leaves Nanaimo

Fri., April 20, 2012 LOTTO MAX

he added. “You think taxes are high now and businesses are closing now. Try doubling them and see how things work.” In 2010, the regional district purchased property in the 800 block of Cliffe Avenue for the purpose of housing a 24/7 shelter. Jangula favours the idea of housing people but feels it is the wrong location due to potential negative impacts on neighbouring businesses.

The City of Courtenay advises motorists to avoid Lerwick Road on Wednesday and Thursday. The City of Courtenay Public Works Division will begin installing a water main along Lerwick Road between Ryan Road and Malahat Drive on Wednesday. The duration of the work will be two days, weather permitting. To facilitate this work, interruptions to vehicular traffic flow will be experienced. Lerwick Road will be limited to single-lane traffic with intermittent road closures between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the days of construction. To avoid delays, motorists are advised to please use alternate routes if possible. Questions regarding this project can be directed to the Public Works Division at 250338-1525. The public is thanked in advance for their co-operation and patience during the construction times. — City of Courtenay

FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice

3:15 pm 7:15 pm

RECEIVE UP TO

1 000

$ ,

... back in Home Depot gift cards with the purchase of a TRANE heat pump or furnace! Offer valid until May 2, 2012.

Leaves Westview

8:10 am 12:00 pm

5:15 pm 8:45 pm

Schedules are subject to change without notice. Schedule provided by the Comox Valley Record

Quartz, Granite & Laminate Countertop Surfaces VISIT WWW.PROSTAR-MECHANICAL.COM OR CALL 250

09 13 14 17 22 49

Bonus 39

331 0888

EXTRA 21 41 63 76 SALES, REPAIRS & CLEANING 221C Church St., Comox 250-941-7824 blindsbilliardandbaubles.com

IN THE EVENT OF DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THIS AND THE OFFICIAL WINNING NUMBERS LIST, THE LATTER SHALL PREVAIL.

Full Service Installations Most Kitchens 1 Day Installation Free In-Home Estimates

#1-2989 Kilpatrick Ave. P: 250-334-2126

FURNACES

HEAT PUMPS

CLEAN AIR

Installation provided for Heat Pump and Furnaces in the Comox Valley and Campbell River


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A7

Councillor questions benefit from CVEDS Cumberland could use money on something else Scott Stanfield ADRIAN WILSON

Record Staff

Parole violated

Coun. Roger Kishi questions Cumberland’s relationship with the Comox Valley Economic Development Society. Noting public demand for transpar-

Record Staff A convicted highrisk sex offender was arrested Thursday in Nanaimo just six hours after he was released from custody to live in Courtenay. Adrian Julian Wilson was arrested at the Nanaimo bus terminal for reportedly breaching his recognizance and his probation orders regarding alcohol-related offences, the Comox Valley RCMP said Friday. He is being held in custody. After being released from a provincial jail Dec. 9, Wilson was returned to custody in January when he violated his parole by drinking alcohol. Members of the Comox Valley detachment projects team and drug unit monitored his movements after his release from jail and were able to apprehend Wilson before he returned to the Comox Valley, say Comox Valley RCMP.

ency and accountability from CVEDS, Kishi questioned Monday if the Village is benefiting from its participation with the organization. He suggests it could be worthwhile to consider other options for economic development. “Are we irrevocably tied in with CVEDS?” he said, noting Nanaimo and Campbell River are among other places experiencing strained relationships with economic

development corporations. Kishi said questions about certain issues, such as proposals on industrial land on Bevan Road, have not been answered by CVEDS. Former Cumberland mayor and councillor Bronco Moncrief sits on the board of directors at CVEDS, which receives about $1 million a year from the Comox Valley Regional District. Part of that amount comes

from Cumberland taxpayers. Local government dollars formerly received by the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce to operate the village’s visitor centre started flowing to CVEDS April 1 as the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre prepared to open its doors within Cumberland’s boundary near the highway interchange. The chamber lost a staff member but continues to oper-

Motorcyclist dead after collision On April 21, at approximately 3:50 p.m., the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a collision that occurred on Headquarters Road and Smith Road between a motorcycle and a pickup truck. The motorcyclist made a U-turn at the intersection and then pulled out suddenly in the truck’s path, the Comox Valley RCMP said in a news release. The truck driver was unable to avoid the collision and the motorcyclist was struck and knocked into the ditch. The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old male from Sayward, did not survive the collision. His name will not be released pending notification of his next of kin. The collision analyst attended the scene as

well as the coroner. This file is still under investigation. Alcohol and speed were not believed to be factors in this incident.

Drivers are reminded that particularly at this time of year, there are many more motorcycles on the road. They can be more difficult to

see and offer much less protection to the rider than the compartment of a vehicle. — Comox Valley RCMP

ate the centre on a volunteer basis. Kishi suggests Cumberland could create its own economic development officer with the money it gives to

CVEDS. The Village will invite CVEDS representatives to speak at a future committee of the whole meeting. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

ANNIV ANNIVERSA ANNIVERSARY NN N N VER VERSARY ERSAR E RSARY S RY SA SSALE SAL SALE! E APRIL 19 - 29

LOCATIONS ACROSS THE ISLAND Check out our flyer at

➧ www.albernioutpost.com Your Outdoor Y O td Store St

#3 - 1661 CLIFFE AVE, COURTENAY

250-871-0264 TOLL FREE: 1-866-760-0011

ROXANNE’S Celebrating 35 Years

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS April 25, 26, 27 & 28 - Wednesday to Saturday Make your selection then

H Happy Birthday Sale! May 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th

EVERY FRAME

%

%

20 -70 OFF with Purchase of Coated Lenses

Get a 2nd Pair of Single Vision Lenses for

50

$

00

Including coatings. Some restrictions apply.

t. 250.331.0813

#106 - 501 4th Street • Courtenay

www.cockeyedoptical.com

PICK YOUR DISCOUNT Come join the fun! Complimentary Coffee, Tea & Goodies

15 – 50 off %

%

Regular Price

Located in Comox Centre Mall

w

250-339-6133

ya


A8

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A9

E HUG ale S h s i t ! i Br the UK

m o r f t c Dire ly n O s 5 Dayl 25-29 Apri

9

WEDNESDAY

April 25!

99

Quality Foods

Each

Ben & Jerry’s

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Ice Cream

3

s

150,000 Q-PoWith ints Redeemed!

500ml

Frozen, 2.5kg Box

Save

250 Sunny D

$

5

99

Each

Citrus Punch 2.4lt

2$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

2lb

Clamshell

California “Premium”

Fresh Strawberries

3

Bakery Fresh

3

99

8” Apple Pie

Each

99

Each

PLAYOFF SPECIALS    @ K

Lay’s

8

Potato Chips FAMILY SIZE, 270 gr

3$ for

3 7HM:MH!ABIL *:RL. %#2

$ 0 #B #H K

.>IL ILB > . M > B " EM

Save

250

$

Dr. Oetker

Casa di Mama or Panebello Pizza

3

395-450gr

99

Each

25

% off



26"-*$6.'00%4$0.091035"-#&3/* 108&--3*7&3$0635&/":

Ikb\^lbg^__^\m:ikbe+,&+2%+)*+ ?hkLmhk^Eh\ZmbhglZg]Ahnkl%Ie^Zl^Oblbm www.qualityfoods.com


A10

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Inside Round Oven Roast

Top Sirloin Grilling Steak Family Pack, 11.00 per kg with purchase of select Ground Beef

d ia

ef

GRADE

n Be

Fres

GRADE

d ia

ef

h Ca na

AAA

Inside Round Rouladen

PER

GRADE

Sunrise Farms

Fresh Pork Side Ribs

Locally Raised BC Poultry

Fresh Chicken Wings

6.59 per kg

n Be

Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

Family Pack, 9.90 per kg

4

PER

lb

Outlaw Burgers 2.27kg, Each

10,000

Q

points

lb

PER

lb

4 Slice Toaster

Ground Coffee 340gr

3

1kg

5

2$

99

Bob’s Red Mill

Scottish Oatmeal or Steel Cut Oats

for

Minute Maid

Orange Juice 1.75lt

5

Dairyland

Yogurt 650gr

Bob’s Red Mill

Flaxseed or Flaxseed Meal

3$

453-680gr

567-680gr

for

2$ for

5

2

99 Plus Applicable Fees

99

5

Dairyland

2$ for

5

Cottage Cheese 600-750gr

99 3

PAGE 2 04.23.2012

3000

Q-Points

12x100-125gr

Diced Hashbrowns

540ml

4x99gr

649,000

Multipak Yogurt

Dole Fruit

Magic Moments Pudding

Guaranteed

Dairyland

McCain

Seattle’s Best

250ml

3500

Ranchers • 100% Satisfaction

SAVE 50,000 Q-POINTS

your day with help from QF! o t t r a t s t a e A gr

Kent Orange Juice

3000

• Vegetable Grain Fed • Produced with Pride by select Canadian

SAVE 50,000 Q-POINTS

3000

1.24kg

antibiotics & growth hormones

Stainless Steel, QF# 206

Q-Points

White, QF# 105

660gr

Kelloggʼs Eggo Buttermilk Pancakes 32ʼs

• Naturally Raised without

4 Slice Toaster

549,000

McCain Strawberry Shortcake

1000

• Canada’s #1 Angus Beef

Black & Decker

Black & Decker

bonus

lb

9.90 per kg

PER

PER

lb

PER

Sirloin Tip Oven Roast

49 49

99

Bonus Q-Points Schneiders

QF Platinum Angus

2 3 4

49

4

AA

ef

lb

99

Fres

an Be

h Ca na

AAA

99

h Ca na

3

Fres

See store for details

di

Family Pack, 7.69 per kg


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sunrise Farms Fresh Whole Grade A

Hertel’s

Fresh Pork Butt Steak

Frying Chicken

Taco Tuesday, FREE Old El Paso Seasoning instantly with purchase of select Ground Beef

Family Pack, 5.93 per kg

2 Pack, 4.83 per kg

See store for details

2

Janes

Pub Style Chicken 835-907gr

PER

lb

9 99 99 4 3 99

2

19

Locally Raised BC Poultry

69

Locally Raised BC Pork

Olymel

Olymel

500gr

450gr

#1 Sliced Bacon

Simply Poultry

Wieners

Smokies 450gr

Boneless Skinless 2kg Box

6

2$ for

WIN $100 in QF Groceries

Ocean’s

Asian Seafood Fusion Frozen, 454gr

NEW

Lunch Mates & Stackers Assorted Varieties & Sizes, Each

Offer is in effect April 23 - 29th, 2012

See store for details

s made simple with QF! a e d i r e n n i D

Green Giant

Simply Steam Vegetables In Butter or Cheese Sauce, 250gr

VH

McCain

Heinz

PAGE 3 04.23.2012

5

341ml

2 $5 for

5000

Q

points

bonus

V-8 Vegetable Cocktail

2$ for

Heinz

Beans

7

2$ for

Heinz

Tomato Juice 1.36lt

Selected, 398ml

5

Heinz

Pasta Dinners 398ml

340ml

1000

Campbellʼs RTS Chunky Soup 420ml

3500 Campbellʼs Hearty Noodles 55gr

1000 Tilex Fresh Shower Cleaner

VH

Cooking Sauce

1kg

1lt

341-355ml

for

French Fries

Tomato Ketchup Squeezable

Indian or Thai Market Sauce

2$

Each

Schneiders

Plus enter online @unclebens.ca for the national contest.

99

12 99 6 99

Bonus Q-Points

Use your Q-card when you purchase any Uncle Ben’s product & you are automatically entered to WIN a $100 Quality Foods Gift Card.

¢

lb

Each

Each

Each

PER

NEW

Turkey Breast Fillets

Each

Grimm’s

A11

¢ 99

2$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

5

946ml

¢ 99

5000 Grannyʼs Laundry Detergent 4.55kg

5000


A12 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Uncle Ben’s - WIN $100 in QF Groceries + enter online to WIN! Kraft Dinner

Macaroni & Cheese

9

12x225gr

Kraft

Parmesan Cheese 250gr

3

220-240gr

Singles Processed Cheese Product

5

Uncle Ben’s

Fast & Fancy Rice Dishes

4

WIN $100 in QF Groceries +enter online to win

99

99

Uncle Ben’s

Uncle Ben’s

Rice & Sauce

250gr

Unico

2$

4

Kraft

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese 150- 200gr

525-540ml

4$ for

5

for

NEW

Lipton Soup Mix

for

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

5

for

4

550gr

200- 225gr

Christie

Cadbury

Bits & Bites

Chocolate Bar 100gr

Ritz Fudge Covered

for

5 For

3$ for

5

2$ for

320-400gr

325gr

Mesa Sunrise, Honey’d Corn or Corn Flakes, 750gr

Selected, 750-907gr

Organic Granola

2$

Eco Pac Organic Cereal

99

for

Shirriff or Smucker’s

Jam or Marmalade 250-375ml

Unico

for

Pasta 700- 900gr

4

Unico

Vegetable Oil 3lt

Eco Pac Organic Cereal

99

Billy Bee

Adams

500gr

1kg

Pure Natural Honey

Natural 100% Peanut Butter

Tomatoes

99 NEW

Del Monte

4$ for

Gallo or Unico

5

Unico

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

99 3

for

SunRype

Mini Bites, Funbites or Squiggles

SunRype

SunRype

5x200ml

1lt

100% Juice

Fruit Rivers Cocktail or Punch

Assorted Sizes

Ripe Olives

99

99 5

¢

2 $5

4

for

5

¢

Plus Applicable Fees

Watch the Play-Offs in style with these great deals!

12x355ml

Popchips

All Natural Potato Snacks

General Mills

Chex Mix or Bugles

Dr. Pepper 12x355ml

213- 227gr

85gr

Assorted Sizes & Varieties

99

Plus Applicable Fees

for

Mountain Dew Citrus Charge

Drumstick, Bars or Sandwiches

3$

NEW

99

200ml

Nestle or Christie

Real Fruit or Frozen Yogourt Bars 12x50ml

5

99 4

¢

5

99

Selected 796ml

2 $5

5

99

750ml-1lt

Limited Edition 212gr

3$

Nature’s Path

2$

5 4$ 5 Unico

2$

Nature’s Path

Organic Instant Hot Oatmeal

9

99

Nature’s Path

Unico

for

Knorr

99

Nature’s Path

for

For

4’s

4$

Christie

3

10gr

540ml

2$

1.68kg

NEW

170ml

Christie

99

3 6 5$ 5 5 2 4 99

99

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

Extra Hot specials on super snacks & cool treats at QF! Cookies

5

Eggo Waffles

925gr

at Extra Special great prices! ʼ s n i x i f a t s a p t Grea

NEW

WIN $100 in QF Groceries + enter online to win

for

Ready To Serve Soup

for

300gr

NEW FLAVOURS

¢

2$

3

99

Bistro Express Rice

165gr

Primo

175-210gr

Kellogg’s

Original Roast Coffee

890ml

Disney Freeze Dried Fruit Crisps

Organic Chewy Granola Bars

Maxwell House

Miracle Whip or Mayo

Brothers-All-Natural

Nature’s Path

170-200gr

NEW FLAVOUR!

270gr

NEW

Shredded or Crumbled Natural Cheese

Kraft

2

99

Kraft

Kraft

500gr

99

Philadelphia Cooking Creme

Cracker Barrel Cheese Slices

99

Look for this QR code with your smartphone for a list of Gluten Free products!

Kraft

Kraft

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 A13

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

4

99

3999 for

Plus Applicable Fees

3$ for

5

3$ for

5

3 for

9

99 Plus Applicable Fees


A12 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Uncle Ben’s - WIN $100 in QF Groceries + enter online to WIN! Kraft Dinner

Macaroni & Cheese

9

12x225gr

Kraft

Parmesan Cheese 250gr

3

220-240gr

Singles Processed Cheese Product

5

Uncle Ben’s

Fast & Fancy Rice Dishes

4

WIN $100 in QF Groceries +enter online to win

99

99

Uncle Ben’s

Uncle Ben’s

Rice & Sauce

250gr

Unico

2$

4

Kraft

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese 150- 200gr

525-540ml

4$ for

5

for

NEW

Lipton Soup Mix

for

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

5

for

4

550gr

200- 225gr

Christie

Cadbury

Bits & Bites

Chocolate Bar 100gr

Ritz Fudge Covered

for

5 For

3$ for

5

2$ for

320-400gr

325gr

Mesa Sunrise, Honey’d Corn or Corn Flakes, 750gr

Selected, 750-907gr

Organic Granola

2$

Eco Pac Organic Cereal

99

for

Shirriff or Smucker’s

Jam or Marmalade 250-375ml

Unico

for

Pasta 700- 900gr

4

Unico

Vegetable Oil 3lt

Eco Pac Organic Cereal

99

Billy Bee

Adams

500gr

1kg

Pure Natural Honey

Natural 100% Peanut Butter

Tomatoes

99 NEW

Del Monte

4$ for

Gallo or Unico

5

Unico

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

99 3

for

SunRype

Mini Bites, Funbites or Squiggles

SunRype

SunRype

5x200ml

1lt

100% Juice

Fruit Rivers Cocktail or Punch

Assorted Sizes

Ripe Olives

99

99 5

¢

2 $5

4

for

5

¢

Plus Applicable Fees

Watch the Play-Offs in style with these great deals!

12x355ml

Popchips

All Natural Potato Snacks

General Mills

Chex Mix or Bugles

Dr. Pepper 12x355ml

213- 227gr

85gr

Assorted Sizes & Varieties

99

Plus Applicable Fees

for

Mountain Dew Citrus Charge

Drumstick, Bars or Sandwiches

3$

NEW

99

200ml

Nestle or Christie

Real Fruit or Frozen Yogourt Bars 12x50ml

5

99 4

¢

5

99

Selected 796ml

2 $5

5

99

750ml-1lt

Limited Edition 212gr

3$

Nature’s Path

2$

5 4$ 5 Unico

2$

Nature’s Path

Organic Instant Hot Oatmeal

9

99

Nature’s Path

Unico

for

Knorr

99

Nature’s Path

for

For

4’s

4$

Christie

3

10gr

540ml

2$

1.68kg

NEW

170ml

Christie

99

3 6 5$ 5 5 2 4 99

99

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

Extra Hot specials on super snacks & cool treats at QF! Cookies

5

Eggo Waffles

925gr

at Extra Special great prices! ʼ s n i x i f a t s a p t Grea

NEW

WIN $100 in QF Groceries + enter online to win

for

Ready To Serve Soup

for

300gr

NEW FLAVOURS

¢

2$

3

99

Bistro Express Rice

165gr

Primo

175-210gr

Kellogg’s

Original Roast Coffee

890ml

Disney Freeze Dried Fruit Crisps

Organic Chewy Granola Bars

Maxwell House

Miracle Whip or Mayo

Brothers-All-Natural

Nature’s Path

170-200gr

NEW FLAVOUR!

270gr

NEW

Shredded or Crumbled Natural Cheese

Kraft

2

99

Kraft

Kraft

500gr

99

Philadelphia Cooking Creme

Cracker Barrel Cheese Slices

99

Look for this QR code with your smartphone for a list of Gluten Free products!

Kraft

Kraft

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 A13

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

4

99

3999 for

Plus Applicable Fees

3$ for

5

3$ for

5

3 for

9

99 Plus Applicable Fees


A14

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Freybe

Freybe

German or Italian Wine Salami

2

49

Bonus Q-Points Deli Fresh

Sandwiches & Wraps

Oven Roasted or Sundried Tomato

2 Q 946ml

2000 Bari Ricotta Cheese 250gr

3500 Johnson & Johnson Natural Baby Wash, Lotion or Shampoo 266-295ml

3500

1

69

points

Tropicana Orange Juice

PER gr

100

Canadian

2

Shaved Parmesan

Per 100gr ..............................

49

Canadian

Provolone

Monterey Jack

PER

100gr

1

Weather Permitting

Kiss My Face Toothpaste 95-96gr

5000 Dole Fruit ʻn Crisp

2ʼs

Scott White Napkins 250ʼs

3000

75 95 Szechuan Beef 8 25 Sweet & Sour Pork 5

Large

Chow Mein .................. Medium

.......

Small

.

Available at Select Stores

Fresh Hand Peeled Shrimp

99 100

Oceanwise

Lemon Pepper or Butter Herb

Talapia Fillets

Approx. 5 oz Portion Frozen or Previously Frozen

1

99 PER gr

100

for

Live or Cooked

Crab

Nanuk Cold

2

PER

100gr

6

2$

Average 2lb

Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets

2

99

PER gr

49 PER gr

100

Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon Lox 170gr

8

99 Each

PAGE 6 04.23.2012

2000

249 199 199

Serving Suggestions

3500

Bounty Paper Towels

Vegetable Chop Suey

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

Fresh Halibut Steak

Frozen or Previously Frozen

89 50 6 6 ¢ PER

Per 100gr ...............................

Plain or Jalapeno

100

100gr

Medium

2.6gr

5000

PER

100gr

Belle Creme

Triple Cream Brie

PER gr

Tradtional Potato Salad or QF Deli Fresh Creamy Coleslaw

79

Burtʼs Bees Lip Shimmer

2x113gr

100

Kentucky Chicken Breast

Fat Free Turkey Breast

bonus

3500

1

PER gr

Lilydale

5000

400gr

1

59

99

PER

100gr

Lilydale

Each

Pillsbury Pie Crust

European Smoked Ham

Authentic Smoked Beef

Freybe


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

Hoagie Buns

Alpine Bread

4

2$ for

Bakery Fresh

Cookies 18 Pack

• Ranger • Chocolate Chip • Oatmeal Raisin

3

Bakery Fresh

Raisin Bran Muffins

3

6 Pack

Black Forest Cake

Chocolate Eclairs ...

11

Bagels

Dessert Cups

for

6 Pack........................................... for

Bigelow

Tea

Gluten Free Products

Selected, 675gr

Best Gourmet

184gr

4

49

Quality Fresh

¢ PER gr

100

Family Favourites Mango Slices

99 2

99 2

for

SunRype

Fruit Bar 30-37gr

500gr

270gr

Organic Crackers

2 $5

99 6

5

for

739ml

Organic Pasta

454gr

99

Dempsterʼs Bagels

2$

6

Rummo

Coffee

Q

5000

Organic Pasta Sauce

for

5000

Selected, 6ʼs

Mary’s

2 $5

175-650gr

Per Package e

points

Bread

Simply Natural

Glutino

White Cake Donuts

bonus

6’s

20’s

PAGE 7 04.23.2012

2

for

Country Harvest

Assorted, 6 Pack........................... Olson

8 Pack

6 99

Raspberry Truffle Cake............ Cupcakes

Bonus Q-Points

Cinnamon Buns

1599 399 2 $ 2 $3

Triple Layer

99

for

Country Harvest

2for$5

2

6 49

Bakery Fresh

99

99

Double Layer

Scotch Mints

A15

4 $3

3 $5

for

for

Quality Fresh

Hold the Salt Almonds Natural, 400gr

99 3

Quality Fresh

Organic Goji Trek Mix 180gr

99 4

Olafsonʼs Tortillas 60% Whole Wheat, 496gr

5000 Nuts to You Organic Tahini Smooth, 250gr

3500

Amyʼs Organic Soup 398ml

3500 UDIʼs Gluten Free Muffins 340gr

10,000 Weetabix Cereal Regular, 400gr

3000 Kelloggʼs Pop Tarts 400gr

3500 Purina Cat Chow 750gr

3500 Purina Beneful Dog Food 1.6-1.8kg

3500


A16

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

99

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Washington “Premium”

Royal Gala Apples 2.18 per kg

¢

BC Grown “No.1”

2

Russet Potatoes

Extra Fancy

Per lb

10lb Bag

99 Each

California “Premium”

1

Fresh Broccoli Crowns

Tradiro No.1 BC “Hot House”

On The Vine Tomatoes 2.84 per kg

99

per lb

Floral

4”

Square Glass Cubes with Tropical Plants

24

99 Each

“Photos for presentation purposes only” JnZeb\nf?hh]l&0).F^fhkbZe 0.+&2+1* Ihkm:e[^kgb&+2-,*)ma:o^' 0+,&,,20 GZghhl^;Zr&+--,<heebgl<k' -/1&0*,* IZkdlobee^&,*2>'BleZg]Apr' 2.-&++/+ <Zfi[^eeKbo^k&-/.F^k^\kh_mK]' +10&+1+) Ihp^eeKbo^k-10*Chr\^:o^'!/)-"-1.&.-1*

99

4”

Kalanchoe

49

Each

Herbs and Basil

2

29

Email Address: customerservice@qualityfoods.com GZgZbfh;^[ZgIeZsZ+++);hp^gK]' GZgZbfhAZk^phh]FZee.,).maLm' GZgZbfhGhkmakb]`^ObeeZ`^.1))Mnkg^kK]' <hfhqOZee^r++0.@nmakb^K]' <hnkm^gZr&*))+&+0.*<eb__^:o^gn^

www.qualityfoods.com AppyHour.ca

Each

Each

4”

3

79

nic

5

Tomatoes or Vegstarters

Floral

0.1&,0,, 0.-&/)*+ 0./&,2+2 12)&*)). ,,*&2,+1

Each

ic

1

Floral

an

Floral

1pt

Clamshell

nic ga

2$ for

Organic Grape Tomatoes

2$ for

2$

49

for

per lb

5

Washington “Extra Fancy”

Organic Red Delicious Apples

1

2.84 per kg

Free Wi-Fi

23 Use your

Phone App

TUES.

24

4

Organic Cello Carrots

Organic MON.

Organic

California Grown

3.28 per kg

Mexican Fresh

ic

2lb Bag

California “Premium”

1

¢

5

Organ

anic Or g

Organic Bunched Broccoli

Or g

Floral

c ni ga r O

an ic

Floral

Or

Org a

14

Each

¢

2lb Bag

Or g

Floral

Tropical Trio Planter

99

Baby Cut Carrots

each

Floral

for

California “Green Giant”

Fresh Romaine Lettuce

4”

Primavera Bouquet

Bunched Radish or Green Onions

Organ ic

Floral

per lb

2

Mexican Fresh

California “Dole”

29

Floral

29

Organic

1

99

2.84 per kg

29 per lb

7 DAYS OF SAVINGS – APRIL WED.

THUR.

FRI.

SAT.

SUN.

25

26

27

28

29

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A17


A18

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Helix dancers perform

WALKING FOR MS The Comox Valley Scotiabank MS Walk raised more than $30,000 earlier this month. All funds raised will stay with the North Vancouver Island Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada to provide local programs and services for people PHOTO BY EARLE COUPER affected by MS.

Helix Dance Theatre Company is returning to the Comox Valley for its third season with four original works. The performance will be held at the Old Church Theatre this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Courtenay/Comox Helix members Maddy Dunnett and Clarissa Desjardins will be joined by their fellow dance company members. Local talent Desi Rekrut will give a guest performance to inspire, as he is attending the SFU dance program. Also sharing the stage is well known MC Jake Smokey Mirrors and a dance from Ballet en Francais choreographed by Soleil Rainville. This event will also provide an opportunity for community members to donate to the Bantaey Srey

Project headed by Lisa Metz (owner of Titas Restaurant) who has moved to Cambodia to assist women and children recovering from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. There will be an information booth set up for people interested in learning more about the project. Helix Dance Theatre is a pre-professional dance company operating as a non-profit society. Artistically, the company’s goal is to create work that demonstrates an elevated technical and artistic calibre, taking dance to a level above competitivebased performances. The performance is at the Old Church Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. Tickets are sold at the door. — Helix Dance Theatre Company

Mobsters will assist MARS Do you have a killer’s instinct? Miss your calling as a showgirl? Mobs from the north, south, east and west will gather at the Upper Elks Hall this Saturday for a who-dunnit gangster style murder mystery, Murder at the Juice Joint, a fundraiser for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS). Get in character and try to track down the killer, try your luck winning some dough playing blackjack or roulette, share some giggle water with your favourite guy or doll and kick up your heels to the Cure All Dance Band, a 1920s and ‘30s big band who are volunteering their talents.

Wireless improved Telus will invest $6 million in Courtenay-Comox in 2012 to further expand and enhance its wireless and wireline networks. “Telus’ $6 million investment will enhance our worldclass wireless network and improve Internet speeds for businesses and households right here in Courtenay-Comox,” said Ray Lawson, general manager of customer solutions delivery. This significant investment is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades being made across B.C. through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion Telus has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province over the last 10 years. — Telus

Proceeds will go to MARS, a non-profit society who rescue ill, injured, orphaned or oiled wild birds and transport them to the MARS centre located in Merville for rehabilitation and release. For those wanting to do some super sleuthing and would like a character, purchase an advance ticket through bex_lennox@hotmail. com or 250-334-0099. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the game begins at 8:30. If playin’ a part ain’t your style then join us for drinks and dancing at 10 p.m. for a $10 cover charge at the Upper Elks Hall at 231 Sixth St. in Courtenay. — Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society

Community

CALENDAR Editor’s note: There’s a new method to spread the word about your community events. Try our new, improved online calendar. Scroll down the mainpage of the Comox Valley Record website (www. comoxvalleyrecord.com) until you see a calendar off to the right. Click on Add Your Event and follow the prompts. This calendar is for special events put on by non-profit groups. We run as many as space permits, but only guarantee a calendar item appears once. Calendar items can be e-mailed to copy@comoxvalleyrecord. com, faxed to 250-338-5568 or delivered to 765 McPhee Ave. Deadlines: Friday at 5 p.m. for Wednesday’s paper and Tuesday at noon for Friday’s paper. Include date, location, time and a contact phone number that can be published.

Wednesday, April 25 COURTENAY Library’s Storytime for Adults, 300 - 6th St., 12–12:40 p.m. Eat your lunch or knit while listening to stories read aloud. FMI: 250334-3369.

Thursday, April 26

SPRING FASHION EVENT April 23RD - 29TH • Members

BUTTONS & ZIPPERS FASHION EMBELLISHMENTS DRESS FORMS % OFF FASHION TRIMS

50

Reg. Price

FABRICS

40-70

%

WEEKEND SALE April 27th-29th

Books & Patterns

30% OFF Reg Price ~~~ Northcott Papillon Solids

7.65 m

$

OFF Reg. Price

Does not include Red Barn Products. *Refers to Fabricland Sewing Club Members* Some exclusions may apply.

COURTENAY • 2175 CLIFFE AVENUE • 250-338-6634 ~ Locally Owned & Operated ~

HOURS: Mon - Wed & Sat 9:30-5:30, Thurs & Fri 9:30-9, Sun & Holidays 11-5

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.

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. ALANO Club hosts grand re-opening event, 4–6 p.m. Ribbon ceremony, reception, media. FMI: 250-338-0041. C.V. METAPHYSICAL Explorations Group meets, Lions Den, 1729 Comox Ave. (back door), 7–9 p.m. Ted Yells & Theresa Brulotte present Beliefs vs. Knowing – Hear your Heart’s Truth. All welcome; by donation. FMI: Anjali 250-3381690.

Friday, April 27 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Northeast Woods walk; meet at Comox Public Works, Guthrie & Torrence, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Bev 250-871-2027, Sharon 250-941-1819, Sheila 250-3344161, 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. CANADIAN Cancer Society Open House, 102-1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Public welcome. Dr Charmaine Enns, Medical Health Officer, Comox Valley, presents on Skin Cancer & Tanning at 1 p.m. COURTENAY & District Fish & Game Protective Association hosts BCWF Fundraiser, Comox Valley Sports Centre. Catered dinner, raffles, silent & live auction. FMI/tickets: Greg 250338-7676, Tyee Marine, Gone Fishin. EVERGREEN Seniors Armchair Travel presentation on Vietnam & Cambodia, Rotary Hall, 1 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniorsclub. org. COURTENAY Library Friday Night at the Movies free screening of NFB documentary The Hole Story, on mining in Eastern Canada, drop in 6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided or bring your own. FMI: 250-334-3369; www.virl.bc.ca. BETTER Breather’s COPD Support Group meeting, Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay, 7 p.m. Speakers Dr. Dawadi & Craig Dickson RT: Rehabilitation & COPD. FMI/pre-registration: 250331-8504 ext. 38115. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Amigos, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniorsclub.org. BRANCH 17 Old Time Fiddlers

4th Annual Spring Jamboree, Fallen Alders Hall, Royston Road, 7 p.m. Concert by 3 Island fiddle clubs. $$5 admission. FMI: Lorraine 250-3368302.

Saturday, April 28 COMOX Glacier Wanderers Volkswalk Club holds 5/10 km walk at Beaver Lodge Forest Lands, Campbell River. Registration at end of Trask Road (South Dogwood St., left on Merecroft Rd. to Trask) 9:30 a.m., start 10 a.m. FMI: Crystal 250-898-8612, Kathleen 250-897-1360. ST. JOHN’S Parish 4th Annual Plant Sale, 579 - 5th St., Courtenay, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Great variety Indoor/outdoor plants, garden accessories & gifts. All welcome. FMI: 250-334-4331. BRANCH 17 Old Time Fiddlers 4th Annual Spring Jamboree, Fallen Alders Hall, Royston Road. Free workshops 10 a.m.noon; afternoon open variety show, $5 admission; evening dance $7 admission. Free RV dry-camping. FMI: Lorraine 250-336-8302. CUMBERLAND Community Forest Society plant sale, corner Derwent Ave. & Third St., 10 a.m.–2 p.m. All proceeds to purchases of forest & wetlands around Cumberland. FMI: Grace 250-336-8921. VANCOUVER Island Visitor Centre (VIVC) hosts public Grand Opening celebration, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. Local culture, tourism & industry groups present indoor/ outdoor activities, demos & entertainment. FMI: VIVC 250-400-2882. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Guthrie Rd., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. COMMUNITY flea market, Ecole au Coeur de l’Ile (behind firehall off Noel on Lindshardt), Comox, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Rent a space: $10 regular, $5 kids with kids’ items, free if proceeds donated to good cause. Raffles, bake sale, concession & family fun activities. To book space: gwen@gmonnet.com. BLACK Creek Community Association presents World of Wine Workshop, Black Creek Community Centre, 2001 Black Creek Rd., 12–4 p.m. Fee $45. Registration: 250-337-5190.

Sunday, April 29 UNION BAY Spring Craft Fair, Union Bay Community Hall, Hwy. 19, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Plus Souper Luncheon. FMI: Dave 250-335-2317. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. COMOX Seniors Association presents Waltz workshop by Zofia & Irek Paykart, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 1:30 p.m. Dance to variety of dance music till 4:30 p.m. Also, Argentine Tango workshop with Eric Lam, 4:30–5:30 p.m. FMI/registration: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com, www. comoxseniors.ca.

Monday, April 30 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, www.comoxseniors.ca. C.V. OSTOMY Support Group meeting, C.V. Community Health Centre, Cedar Room, 961 England Ave., Courtenay, 7 p.m. Ostomates & spouse/ support person welcome. FMI: Betty 250-871-4778.

Tuesday, May 1 COURTENAY Library hosts reading & book-signing by author Marlet Ashley & illustrator Kate Brown from their new children’s book The Interlopers, 300 - 6th St., 11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369.


BUSINESS

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A19

Destination Fitness celebrates 10 years

DESTINEE BARROW IS the owner of Destination Fitness.

PHOTO SUBMITTED

It’s been 10 years since Destinee Barrow, owner of Destination Fitness, offered the first program at the Comox Rec Centre. A certified fitness leader specializing in group and aquatic fitness, Barrow also taught spin classes when she came to B.C. “At the time there were no fitness contractors working at the rec centers in Comox or Courtenay, only facility instructors. To assume all the risks associated with launching a new program in a new place was a big responsibility, but I wanted an opportunity to design and instruct my own classes.” The first program was Aero kickbox, followed by The Workbench, Total Body Ball and Interval Core Conditioning, which became Cardio Core Conditioning. “I’ve always been committed to the success of my participants and I still get blown

away by the transformation that happens in people once they are inspired to unlock their own personal fitness potential,” Barrow said. Destination Fitness offers two programs. Cardio Core Conditioning — developed six years ago — is a progressive, intense total body conditioning system that uses science as its foundation. Each group session is paced with music. The program is offered four days per week. Call 250-339-2255. “The CORE program focuses on the mindto-muscle connection and capitalizes on muscle fibre recruitment for maximum workout effectiveness. It produces a great afterburn and the end results are awesome. It has changed the lives of many participants” Destination Fitness’ newest addition is Zumba dance fitness. “I verbally instruct in my Zumba class

Thrifty Foods recycles for Earth Day Thrifty Foods president Jim Dores has announced the launch of a new and expanded recycling program in stores on Vancouver Island, Saltspring Island and the Lower Mainland in co-ordination with recycling partner Cascades Recovery. “Diverting garbage from landfill sites is a top priority for Thrifty Foods and today’s achievement is a big step toward our goal of reducing our Greenhouse Gas Emission intensity by 15 per cent by 2013,” Dores said. More than 4,500 employees have diverted upwards of 29 metric tonnes of plastic and paper in six weeks, roughly the volume of 22 school buses with seats removed. On March 1, the

in-store recycling program was expanded to recycle metal and glass food containers, plastic yogurt and cottage cheese containers, laundry and milk jugs, medicine bottles, gardening pots and a variety of paper packaging formerly disposed of as garbage. Even the backing rolls used for the Thrifty Foods ‘Smile’ stickers make their way into the new recycling bags, which then head straight to Cascades Recovery Plus recycling facilities in Victoria and Vancouver. “For almost two decades, Cascades Recovery has been working closely with Thrifty Foods to recover discarded materials from their stores and, in turn, have those

APRIL SPECIALS ON NOW! Only 1 Week Left HURRY in for SAVINGS!

materials recycled into new products,” Cascades president Al Metauro said. The company has been recovering cardboard from Thrifty Foods stores since 1991. Thrifty Foods’ expanded list of recyclables is also processed into materials for other Cascades products, including shipping containers for toilet paper and paper

towel products. The Cascades Recovery program is one of many Green Aisle activities taking place at Thrifty Foods. For more information, check the Green Buildings, Reusable Bag Program, Bottle and Cardboard Recycling, Seafood Sustainability, and Transportation and Logistics initiatives at www.thriftyfoods.com.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc. TSX Composite ...........11,988.95 DJIA ...........................12,927.17

Gold .....................1,645.30 US$ Canadian $ ..............1.0109 US$

Mutual Funds (C$/Unit)

Government Bonds

RBC DS Focus Fund .................... 15.07 Sentry Select Reit Fund ............... 12.38 Trimark Diversified Income ............ 3.00 BMO GDN Monthly Hi Inc II ....... 13.29

5 Year (CDN)...........................1.645% 10 Year (CDN)...........................2.05% 30 Year (CDN)...........................2.60% 30 Year (US) ..............................3.10%

Global Investments

Stock Watch

ISHARES BRIC............................ 25.98 BHP Billliton ADR .................US$71.95 Power Shrs.QQQ (Nasdaq 100).....................US$65.10 RBC DS Intl. Focus Fund ............. $6.63 Capital International Intl. Equity Fund ..................US$8.62

Telus Corp ................................. 58.77 Suncor Energy Inc. ..................... 31.02 Teck Resources Ltd. ..................... 35.33 Royal Bank ................................ 56.50 Manulife .................................... 13.13 TD Bank .................................... 82.81 Cameco..................................... 21.30 DPS.UN..................................... 20.75 TransCanada Corp ..................... 43.33 Brookfield Asset Mgmt. ................31.66

Fixed Income GICs

Home Trust Company ......... 1 yr 2.05% Resmor Trust Company ....... 3 yr 2.40% NATCAN........................... 5 yr 2.75%

250-334-5600

Philip J. Shute F.C.S.I. Investment Advisor

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Corks & Caps

““Helping people make better Wine & Beer since 1983.”

22440 Cliffe Ave. 2250-334-3055

Satisfaction Guaranteed

ipants have so much fun dancing they don’t realize that this is a great workout.” Zumba classes are offered at the Robb Road gym at 1909 Robb Rd. in Comox. Classes are drop-in, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Dropin cost is $5. Contact Barrow at 250-8978037 or destinationfitness@shaw.ca.

ANNIV ANNIVERSA ANNIVERSARY NN N N VER VERSARY ERSAR E RSARY S RY SA SSALE SAL SALE! E APRIL 19 - 29

LOCATIONS ACROSS THE ISLAND Check out our flyer at

➧ www.albernioutpost.com Your Outdoor Y O td Store St

#3 - 1661 CLIFFE AVE, COURTENAY

250-871-0264 TOLL FREE: 1-866-760-0011

TOWN OF COMOX

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT TO TOWN OF COMOX ZONING BYLAW 1377 A Public Hearing will be held at: Town of Comox Council Chambers 1801B Beaufort Avenue (top floor of “Dusty’s Den”) Comox, BC On: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm This Public Hearing will be held to consider the following proposed Bylaw:

BYLAW NO. 1725 In general terms, the purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1725 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 77, 2012) is to amend Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw 1377 as follows: 1. to amend existing definition of Artist Studio and 2. to add art galleries; artist studios; the creation of sculptures; dwelling units; physical therapy clinics and restaurants as permitted uses in the PA1.1 Public Assembly zone. The amendment to the existing definition of Artist Studio affects all lands in the Town of Comox where artist studio use is permitted. The amendment to the PA 1.1 affects all lands in the Town of Comox zoned PA1.1 Public Assembly. A copy of proposed Bylaw No. 1725, along with Comox Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2011 and Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw No. 1377 and other information relevant to the proposed Bylaw are available for public inspection at the Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excepting Statutory Holidays from the date of the publication of this Notice up to and including May 2, 2012. At the Public Hearing, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person, by their representative or by written submission on all matters contained in the proposed Bylaw. Persons wishing to make written submissions in advance of the Public Hearing may do so by mail to 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9, by fax to 250-3397110, or by e-mail to council@comox.ca, as long as the submission:

Professional Wealth Management Since 1901

777A Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay

so participants can anticipate the transitions in the dance steps which improves their enjoyment of the class because they are not trying to guess what the next step is or what direction to go in. Zumba classes are fun and an excellent way to get together with friends and do something positive for your health as well. Partic-

Rates and prices are subject to change and availability and those listed above are closing prices as of April 23, 2012. RBC Dominion Securities Inc.* and Royal Bank of Canada are separate corporate entities which are affiliated. *Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund. RBC Dominion Securities Inc. is a member company of RBC Wealth Management, a business segment of Royal Bank of Canada. ® Registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence. © 2012 Royal Bank of Canada. All rights reserved.

1. 2. 3. 4.

is received before 4:00 p.m. on May 2, 2012; is addressed to Mayor and Council; identifies the bylaw under consideration in the subject line of a letter or email; and includes the name and address of the person making the submission.

Each such person is solely responsible to ensure that their submission is received on time. The Town will not issue any acknowledgement of receipt of such submissions. Written submissions will also be received during the public hearing. Legal considerations prevent the Town of Comox Council from considering any representations after closure of the Public Hearing. MARVIN KAMENZ MUNICIPAL PLANNER


A20

EDITORIAL

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

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

Oiled wildlife not protected The world’s thirst for oil is poised to turn the current trickle of crude through Vancouver’s harbour into a gusher. Kinder Morgan Canada announced this month it will seek to twin its Trans Mountain Pipeline between Alberta and Burnaby, increasing its current 300,000-barrel-per-day capacity to as much as 850,000. That means the number of tankers filling up in Burnaby could hit 360 in 2016 — five times more than the record 69 crude tankers in 2010. Good for the economy. But the question on many lips involves a frightening scenario: What if there is a spill? Many safeguards are already in place. But there’s a hole in the prevention and remedy protocols big enough to sail a sizable ship through. What about wildlife? According to Coleen Doucette, vice-president of the Oiled Wildlife Society of B.C., there are no laws compelling companies to clean up birds and animals impacted by a spill. Oil spill response usually involves containing spills with booms and collecting the oil using skimmers. If the responsible party requests a wildlife rescue response, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation may manage it or hire a professional organization to perform it. The problem is, not all responsible parties choose to respond to oiled wildlife. This loophole is particularly troubling in light of recent news that marine mammals are making a comeback in the Salish Sea after decades of decline. Thanks to conservation efforts, sea lions, seals, orcas, humpback and fin whales, dolphins and elephant seals are dramatically increasing in numbers. Our pristine coastlines and their animal inhabitants are among B.C.’s most precious resources. If the province does agree to open its shores to more tanker traffic, protection for our marine animals and waterfowl must be part of the equation. — Black Press

Record Question of the Week This week: Forty-four per cent of respondents so far say they support spending $70,000 toward a no-car bridge across the Courtenay River. Reaction is about 50-50 so far. What do you think? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Cou Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association members are to be congratulated for landing the BC Wildlife Federation AGM this weekend.

The Vancouver Canucks couldn’t wait until the Stanley Cup final to break the hearts of their fans this time. At least there wasn’t a riot.

Coal statements not accurate Dear editor, This letter is in response to Mr. Porteous’ letter of April 19, 2012. Wow! Compliance Energy Corporation gets free coal from the Raven’s project, no royalties! That is big news to the government of B.C. and great news to CEC. I am running to my stockbroker to buy shares. Unfortunately, Mr. Porteous is wrong! Who is lacking in research information? Possibly, he should call his local government official and check that the loophole of “fee simple” does not apply to CEC at the Raven Coal Mine project. Mr. Porteous is also incorrect regarding his statement that immigrant workers will take many of the jobs. Well, maybe he is right on this if he considers workers from mainland Canada as immigrants. Of course, with the lack of commitment to encouraging business to keep our families working, Mr. Porteous might be right in considering them immigrants as so many young people have left for other areas of Canada to

The Raven project is positive growth that will be a major opportunity for Vancouver Island to show positive growth. The B.C. government is responsible to ensure that CEC conforms to environmental regulations.

be able to support a family life. Do these immigrants need a place to live while working at Raven? Will these immigrants from mainland Canada spend money in the community? Could they possibly help deter B.C. from becoming a “have-not province” by 2013? I have been looking back (researching) into the history of coal mining on Vancouver Island, and I am amazed that the Island has a vast history of mining. Coal was even washed and refined (cooked) at Fanny Bay for over 20 years. Back at the turn of the cen-

tury, the government lacked concern for the marine life. The good news is that the coal mining back then did not seem to have affected the marine life that abounds in Fanny Bay today. I believe our elected officials and government workers care about the environment and will ensure CEC complies with all regulations. I am sure Mr. Porteous means well, but he must have received information from a “hearsay” source and not from the government of B.C. or CEC. The Raven project is positive growth that will be a major opportunity for Vancouver Island to show positive growth. The B.C. government is responsible to ensure that CEC conforms to environmental regulations. Possibly, the extra income the government of B.C. receives from the Raven mine can be used to assist BC Ferries to ensure they can operate the subsidized service to Denman and Lasqueti islands, which the local residents deserve. Michael Loftus, Parksville

‘Old-schoolers’ clinging to coal Dear editor, Technologies are being developed, and have been developed, which are being suppressed by the financial interests of oil and other archaic energy sources like coal. It’s been over a hundred years since Nicola Tesla dreamed of a turbine in the waterfall, and we’re still burning coal? We’re still in the Dark Ages because closed minds can’t really handle change to enter into the future. Coal is not taking us into development of advanced and evolved technology; it’s keeping us in the dark. Scientists have discovered ways to use natural resources and sources of energy

that go far beyond coal and oil and are truly “sustainable.” The technology exists for more efficient rotary engines and generators that run on water, and the exhaust is cleaner than the air that goes in! Greedy, narrowminded old-schoolers have suppressed this technology out of fear and ignorance. I keep reading letters from people in this community that sound like they are still living in the 1950s. C’mon people, you must be smarter that that! Coal is so far in the past, obviously, that to talk about coal mining as a bright future makes me wonder at the sanity of this community.

A community that really wants to move towards truly sustainable development for the future, does not support the archaic extraction of a soon-to-be obsolete source of energy. Check out a new film called Thrive to get an idea about today’s reality for development of energy technologies. Go to www. thrivemovement.com for details. Wake up to the 21st century, people! Do a little research and educate yourselves about where this world is really going for a happier, cleaner planet in the future. Get your head out of the coal mine and breathe some fresh air. Esther Hutton, Courtenay


OPINION

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

One church has some answers Dear editor: An item in last Wednesday’s Comox Valley Record’s Have Your Say column wondered why some local churches have difficulty answering three simple questions: • What is your denomination’s stand on ordination of women? • Do you perform gay marriages at your church? • Does your church acknowledge that there are other valid ways to know God? As an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada (Cumberland United) I have some thoughts both personal and denominational on this subject.

Collect money yourself Dear editor, When the Scouts or Guides or a peewee hockey team or a dance school or any such group needs funds for an outing or tournament or some such, they hold a car wash or sell cookies and we all praise their efforts. How come, a dozen or so enthusiastic bicyclists feel entitled to tax funds for their project? Why don’t they have a fundraiser and then donate the finished product to the city? Democracy may not be perfect but, it’s the best we have. Democracy, the greatest good for the greatest number. Finances are limited. It’s time we stopped caving in to these vociferous minority groups and spend the limited funds on necessities. Not sure? Ask the general public. G. Russell, Courtenay

The United Church of Canada has ordained women since 1935, and since same-sex marriages became legal in Canada, each United Church congregation has been asked to form a marriage policy around this question. My personal view is that couples who are legally eligible to marry in Canada and wish to be married in a Christian ceremony are welcome to be married in the church. The United Church has no specific policy about the question about other valid ways to know God, but the theological spectrum in the United Church at large and in most congregations is wide and diverse,

Do something about it Dear editor, I want to address the people who complain that this or that group isn’t dealing with their particular issue or concern. As an “activist” myself, who knows dozens of similarly engaged people, I can tell you that everyone who cares about anything is already heavily involved. People who care soon discover that their assistance is welcome in many related organizations and groups — and that they could be doing volunteer work 24/7, if that were possible. So why aren’t these people dealing with your favourite bugbear? Well, it’s because they are now approaching burnout. Like the groups they support,

they must “pick their fights” and concentrate on helping where they feel they can be most useful. There are simply not enough committed people to go around. If you have a concern you feel isn’t being addressed, form your own group and start working for change in a positive manner, instead of criticizing groups who are doing their best. You’ll soon find that it isn’t as simple as you think — and it will involve a great deal of work and commitment on your part. You won’t get any thanks from the powers-that-be, or the chronic complainers, but you will feel good about what you’re doing. And that’s what really matters. Good luck! Angela Burns, Comox

BOUQUETS TO THE person questioning local churches. These are important questions and issues that need to be clearly articulated so that others can have an understanding of what values churches uphold. Unity Comox Valley did not receive your e-mail. If we had, the answers would have been: Yes — we have ordained women ministers, yes — we conduct gay marriages in our churches and yes — we accept other religions as being equally valid pathways to God. For us, the answers are simple and the questions frequently asked. Many of those who have found these answers to be inclusive, have found a spiritual home at Unity. ENDLESS BOOKINGS TO the Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel and Convention Centre, may they always fill their guest rooms. The Westerly fulfilled our every wish on our wedding day. The buffet was excellent and nobody went hungry. The venue was everything we hoped for. Sarah from sales and Laurel from the banquet staff need particular recognition for their instant action to meet every one of our desires. I also wish to send endless happy customers to both

Gratitude for UBID rival Dear editor, I want to acknowledge a very thoughtful gesture and genuine concern for others by Alan Webb, my opponent in the recent Union Bay election. Politics aside, Alan phoned me Friday and was concerned about disturbing posters put up in the community with my name displayed. He was so concerned he offered to go with me and remove them. Alan went above and beyond what was necessary or expected, displaying his community spirit and integrity. Alan is a welcome addition to our community. Thank you Alan, for making my

first run in an election pleasant, interesting and a good learning

Spirits

275 8th Street across from Shoppers Drug Mart

e v a HYour SAY

E-mail: editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com; mail: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7; fax: 338-5568 or drop it off at 765 McPhee Ave.

Kim at Alley Cuts in Cumberland and Stephanie from Level 10 Eurospa in Courtenay. They are both artists who care about their clients and made me beautiful on a very special day. Thank you both so much. A special thanks to Kim, Lisa, Carol and other staff at Thrifty Foods Floral shop for all their assistance and patience with a couple who kept changing their minds. Thank you very much. You also helped make it a beautiful day. Thank you to the staff of Thrifty’s bakery for the delicious cake. Finally we wish to thank all our family and friends who made our special day full of magic.

extremely rich $30 million budget should easily accommodate both. A win /win/ win/win. RCMP/ Homeless/ Neighbours/ Taxpayers! CHECK OUT THE CVRD website on property taxes. Rural residents are paying about twice as much for CVRD shared services as Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland. This is a direct cost of the fourgovernment model for the Comox Valley, and the bill for all of the well-paid administrators. SWEET MEMORIES ALWAYS — to the Comox Valley Bakehouse customers, who all helped make our son David Thompson’s dream a reality. It was his and our family’s hope that his dream business would live on. Sadly that is not to be and the Comox Valley Bakehouse is no longer in business. And to answer the many queries that we have been getting — the new business that is operating in the same space is not part of his legacy.

IT LOOKS LIKE a great fit! Courtenay council wants a new RCMP building on the former Courtenay High School site and the homeless advocates want a shelter there. Nobody wants a shelter as a neighbour, but with the RCMP as a neighbour, beside the shelter — it is all good! The

Dust off those sneakers and wheels, and bring the whole family! Bring your blades, bikes, trikes, scooters, strollers and buggies.

experience. Mary Reynolds, Union Bay

Dear editor, Christy Clark states, “We need to be listening to British Columbians.” For a starter, you should announce that the Raven Coal mine planned for the Courtenay region be cancelled. This is how 90 per cent of the people feel. And quit hiding behind the Environmental Assessment Board, which is merely a sponge to absorb our negative feelings and a whitewash agency to further your own plans. Are you really listening? Doug Carrick, Hornby Island

Wheelchair accessible. Dogs on leashes welcome.

SCHEDULE OF FREE ACTIVITIES THE WEEK OF MAY 7

Monday, May 7, Tuesday, May 8 Friday, May 11, 2012

FREE DROPINS

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

FREE AQUASIZE CLASS

FREE ZUMBA CLASS

Comox Valley Aquatic Centre 9:15 -10:15 am

Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre (Multipurpose Hall) 5 – 6 pm Call (250) 338-5371 FMI

Parent & Tot Play Group Cumberland Recreation 10 – 11:30 am Call (250) 336-2231 FMI

Call (250) 334-9622 FMI

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Drop letters off at 765 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay or Mail to: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, V9N 2Z7 or e-mail to: letters@comoxvalleyrecord.com Be sure your letter includes a signature and phone number

Friday, May 11, 2012

FREE DROPINS

FREE MIGHTY MIX FITNESS CLASS

to the Fitness Room Black Creek Community Association 9 am-1 pm, and 4-8 pm Call (250) 337-5190 FMI

Comox Community Centre 9 – 10 am Call (250) 339-2255 FMI

ENTER TO WIN! Youth BMX Bike

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

with support from Healthy Families B.C.

courtesy of

At the

Walk & Wheel-A-Thon

www.activecomoxvalley.ca | FMI: 250.890.9116

HOT H TP PRICES RICES ON COLD BEER & WINE! CHECK US O OUT!

WIN

FOR LIFE!

NEW FLAVOUR

A21

Courtenay Airpark (next to the cafe) Saturday, May 12th, 10:30 am

Is Christy listening?

HOCKEY TICKETS

250-331-0111

including many who would argue for an inclusive approach to such a question. While our path as Christians is through following the teachings of Jesus the Christ, my personal view is that the vastness of the mystery of the Sacred cannot be understood or contained wholly by any human or by any particular religion, sect or denomination. We can grow closer to God and deeper in compassion — and we can understand our own traditions better — through a more intimate awareness of all the world’s religions. Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Cumberland

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

$1.50 OFF

NEW!

NEW!

BUD B UD 12 UD 12 PA PAC P PACK AC ACK A CK BO CK BOTTLES B OTTLES

PALM BAY TANGERINE MIST

LUCKY LAGER 15 PACK

MICHELOB ULTRA LIGHT 6 PACK

BACARDI ROCK COCONUT RUM

30 ON O ONLY NLY NLY LY $22 2230*

55** ON O ONLY NLY LY $110 055*

80* 0* ON O ONLY NLY LY $2 21180

ONLY $1250*

ONLY $2500*

12x341ml Bottles*

6x355ml Cans*

15x355ml Cans*

6x341ml Bottles*

750ml*

ENTER TO WIN A $100 PREPAID VISA CARD CARD, VINTAGE CANUCKS SWEATE SWEATER - SEE INSTORE FOR DETAILS

+dep


A22

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Imagining an NDP government after byelections VICTORIA — NDP she will be the leader victories in two byelec- of the “free enterprise tions bring the stand- coalition” in the 2013 ings in the legislature election. So the stage is to 46 B.C. Liberals, 36 set for an NDP majorNDP and three inde- ity government. What will that pendents, one of whom has pledged allegiance look like? Well, Port to the B.C. Conserva- Moody mayor-turnedMLA Joe Trasolini has tives. B.C. Conservative a wealth of local govleader John Cummins ernment experience, so put a brave face on his pencil him in as municthird-place finish in Port ipal affairs minister. A Moody-Coquitlam and longtime supporter of Chilliwack-Hope. Even the B.C. Liberals, Train bedrock conservative solini should clarify if he endorsFraser es the Va l l e y f a r m Then we have NDP constitution, c o u n t r y, B.C.’s third-largest which still in a proopposes test bye- political party, the all profitl e c - B.C. Teachers’ Fedmaking tion with eration, which has activity. a highH e ’ s p r o f i l e already confirmed not the c a n d i - it will continue its only highdate, the long campaign to profile B.C. Conreplace the B.C. newcomer servatives likely to managed Liberals with the be includto attract NDP next year. ed in an j u s t Adrian enough to deliver a landmark Dix cabinet. New NDP canNDP seat. The NDP was helped didates from union by the absence of the executive ranks will B.C. Green Party on likely include longtime Hospital Employthe byelection ballots. Cummins said his ees’ Union president party’s goal going into Judy Darcy. She no the Port Moody-Co- longer talks about quitlam vote, with an bringing a “Marxist unknown candidate analysis” to economic and a handful of vol- matters. Darcy is now unteers, was to break best known for leading 10 per cent. They got the long court battle 15 per cent and he against the B.C. Liberal declared a moral vic- government’s contractbreaking legislation of tory. Cummins reject- 2002. The eventual decied a possible merger with the “discredited” sion of the Supreme B.C. Liberals. Premier Court of Canada basiChristy Clark was cally invented a conequally emphatic that stitutional right to

POLITICS

TOM

FLETCHER collective bargaining. Then there’s George Heyman, the longtime B.C. Government Employees’ Union president. After leaving the BCGEU, Heyman has taken a turn as execu-

tive director of Sierra Club B.C., a branch plant of the U.S. enviro-machine that works against B.C. forest, mining, power and petroleum development. These folks would be working with Stephen Howard, who went from senior positions at the BCGEU and CUPE to his current role as Dix’s chief of staff. Dix, of course, benefited from the sudden ouster

of Carole James, who made the mistake of trying to loosen big labour’s grip on the NDP and modernize some of its quaint 1930s notions. Then we have B.C.’s third-largest political party, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, which has already confirmed it will continue its long campaign to replace the B.C. Liberals with the NDP next year.

Such a team brings impressive experience, but unfortunately for taxpayers, much of that experience has been in extracting money from the public treasury. And if recent B.C. history is any guide, this fundamental conflict of interest will receive little or no media attention in the months to come. Instead, the conventional wisdom will be that voters want

“change.” ••• Correction: Last week’s column referred to the 1971 Greenpeace campaign against atmospheric nuclear testing. That protest boat was directed at a U.S. nuclear test off Alaska, not a Soviet test as stated. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.

STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PR S BR S ST S CA S DE S BR S ST S CA S

Enter for a Chance to Win an iPad 3 or 1 of 4 Comora Products Gift Baskets

Your Search For The Perfect Mother's Day Gift Could End Right Here!

Not a Facebook user? Scan this code to enter the contest

To enter, visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/flyerland.ca/ app_28134323652

Save time, save money.

Visit our other Black Press sites

MEAL & DEAL NIGHT FOR DINING AND FREE PLAY From 5pm, every Thursday, until May 31, 2012 Bring a friend to a participating Chances and get 2 for 1 entrees and free play. Just show this coupon to your server before your meal, then take your dining receipt and this coupon to Guest Services to get your free play. Get ready to feel the thrills! Menus vary by location. Some restrictions apply.

$5

FREE SLOT PLAY

per person

lImh 212001701

Cut out this coupon or download it and find participating locations at Facebook.com/BCCasinos Redeemable at participating Chances locations. Present this to restaurant staff upon seating. Guests can only redeem one Meal & Deal offer per day. 1 coupon per couple required. Cannot be combined with BcGold Encore™ discounts and/or any other offer. Discounts exclude tax, tips and/or alcohol where applicable. Some restrictions may apply. Free play offer valid for slot play only. Offer is subject to change. Non-transferable and no cash value. While supplies last. No copies or facsimiles accepted. Offer valid from April 26–May 31, 2012. If you gamble, use your GameSense. Must be 19+ to play.

tfletcher@blackpress.ca.


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A23

GRAND OPENING

COMMUNITY EVENT VANCOUVER ISLAND COMOX VALLEY REPRESENTATIVES get behind Emterra Environmental’s Make Your Contribution at the Curb campaign.

Recycle more, aid St. Joe’s Emterra Environmental has challenged Courtenay and Comox to raise money for the St. Joseph’s General Hospital Heart Care Campaign by recycling more. For every tonne recycled, Emterra Environmental will contribute $1. The company, which collects and processes recyclables and waste in Courtenay and Comox, pledged at least $4,800, which matches the tonnes of recyclables currently collected in the Valley. But, that number can climb much higher. “The benefit of ‘Make Your Contribution at the Curb’ is that the more

people recycle, the more we’ll give to the heart care campaign for St. Joseph’s general Hospital Foundation. It’s a chance for people to make a big difference and it’s really easy to do,” said Emterra’s vice president of Operations for BC, Ed Walsh. Not sure what to recycle? Go to the City of Courtenay website, choose ‘residents,’ from the scroll down menu. Then choose ‘waste management,’ and choose ‘guide.’ On the Town of Comox website, choose ‘services’ then choose ‘recycling and garbage.’ — St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation

VISITOR CENTRE SATURDAY APRIL 28, 10AM-3PM 3607 SMALL ROAD, CUMBERLAND FAMILY AND KIDS ACTIVITIES By Donation Scavenger Hunts for all ages Giant Inflatable Slide Face Painting Collaborative Chalk Art Mural Making Clowns and Balloon Twisting FREE Kids Hot dog lunch sponsored by Slegg Lumber

TASTINGS

Locals – Food from the Heart of the Island Yummies and Gyros The Gatehouse Bistro Crystal’s Place | Bisque Natural Glacial Waters Greig Seafood Food Tickets sold at $1.00 / ticket

TOURISM, COMMUNITY AND INDUSTRY DEMONSTRATIONS K’ómoks First Nation United Riders of Cumberland Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Foundation Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa Dove Creek Timber | Comox Valley Exhibition TerraTek | Comox Valley Nissan Nutmeg Homes | Primetek Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community Western One Rentals & Sales Oak Bay Marine Group Comox Valley Naturalist Society Island Gourmet Trails | Better Mousetrap Marketing Island Waterscape Vancouver Island Association of Wood Processors Filberg Festival | Vancouver Island MusicFest Comox Valley Art Gallery Stone Hunter Studios Horne Lake Caves, Campground & Outdoor Centre

Educating all ages

EARLY BIRD FAMILY PANCAKE BREAKFAST

9:00AM – 11:00AM

Provided by the Cumberland Legion $5.00 pp

LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY TIME WELL WASTED 12:30PM Comox Valley compost education centre Now Open Comox Valley Compost Education Centre 4795 Headquarters Road, Courtenay BC Thursday, Friday, Sunday from 12pm - 5 pm Saturday from 8am -1 pm Tel: 250-898-1086

The Comox Strathcona waste management's (CSWM) education centre in the Comox Valley (CV) opened on Thursday, April 12th, 2012. Our on-site educator Patty Rose (CV) will give you a facility tour and answer any of your composting, organic gardening and conservation questions. Elementary, middle and high schools, preschools, clubs and summer groups are encouraged to make arrangements with our educators to bring their students for an environmentally-focused and interactive session.

Upcoming Events: April 28 - Amending your soil organically Location: CV Compost Education Centre 4795 Headquarters Road Time: 10am Ron McNaughton, of Trumpeters Landscaping, digs deep into our unique soil environment to sharehis knowledge on amending your soil organically as part of the CVRD’s NatureWorks program. May 5 - Explore the possibilities of a Green Cone food digester Location: CV Compost Education Centre 4795 Headquarters Road Time: 10am Come learn more about the Green Cone and how you might use it in addition to your backyard composter or as an alternative to composting.

For more information about composting visit: www.cswm.ca/composting

Follow comoxvalleyrd

www.discovercomoxvalley.com

PARKING AND SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM SLEGG LUMBER To learn more, follow the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre facebook page: facebook.com/VIVisitorCentre or call 250-400-2882.


A24

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 â&#x20AC;¢ COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

MAKE A NEW BEGINNING

Buy one get one FREE

*

6UHU`NHSSVUVM+\S\_7HPU[ With over 240 Dulux Paints locations, visit dulux.ca for a store near you.

2599a Cliï¬&#x20AC;e Avenue Courtenay, BC V9N 2L5

250.331.0522

(WYPS[V4H`

(WYPS[V4H`

*HUUV[ILJVTIPULK^P[OHU`V[OLYVÉ&#x2C6;LYVYWYVTV[PVU)\`HU`NHSSVU33VM+\S\_VY.SPKKLUWHPU[H[HYLN\SHYYL[HPS WYPJLHUKNL[[OLZLJVUKNHSSVUVMLX\HSVYSLZZLY]HS\LMYLL(SSWYVK\J[ZTH`UV[ILH]HPSHISLH[HSSSVJH[PVUZ:LLPUZ[VYLMVY VÉ&#x2C6;LYKL[HPSZ([WHY[PJPWH[PUNSVJH[PVUZVUS`


The Sleep Apnea & Snoring Professionals

PAPER COVER TO COVER ON-LINE

COMOXVALLEYRECORD.com

THE ARTS

COMOX VALLEY RECORD

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

It’s time to think about ink – as art Comox Valley portrait photographer Gordon Ross is showcasing an eclectic collection of 81 portraits and stories in a three-day photo exhibit. Those same images and stories can also be found within the pages of his self-published 160-page, full-colour book, Tattoo + You: A Photo Story of Body Ink. The exhibit opening and book launch takes place April 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at his studio in Tin Town, and is open to the public. The exhibit will also take place April 28 and April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As a portrait photographer, people are Gordon’s primary fascination and he has had the good fortune of photographing thousands of people. Through his portrait work, Gordon started seeing more and more tattoos on his subjects and was curious about the stories behind them. “It’s a powerful act to place something on your body permanently. As I discovered through the project, the stories behind them are equally powerful. I have seen a lot of tattoo photography but the reason that people got them was rarely mentioned. As a photographer, I am PHOTOGRAPHER GORinterested in telling stories DON ROSS is holding an and, oftentimes, the photo exhibit from April 27 to is amplified if you learn the 29 that focuses on tatstory behind it.” toos. The idea behind Gordon’s project was this: if a person had a tattoo and was willing to share up to 300 words about the inspiration behind their body ink, then a portrait session was arranged. What began as a simple project nearly a year ago quickly evolved into a project of wide appeal. So much so, that it has launched itself into an ongoing project that can soon be found online at tattooplusyou.com. Gordon is grateful for the people who had the courage to get in front of his lens and share their story. “I loved shooting the portraits and I was ecstatic with the way the images came out. I really didn’t expect the story narrative though — they blew me away. I was amazed at the honesty and the strength of character that was revealed through their words.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the opening and online at tattooplusyou.com. A selection of images from the exhibit will also be showcased at Zocalo Café on May 5 as part of Elevate The Arts. Updates on the event can be found at gordonross.ca and on the Gordon Ross Photography Facebook page. — Gordon Ross Photography

COMOX VALLEY RECORD Yourr community. Y You communiity. t Your Y newspaper. a division of

Call today for more information. Formerly Clinical Sleep Solutions

250.334.0789 • www.pacificsleep.ca

COURTENAY, B.C.

Wearable art exhibited The Comox Valley Art Gallery is presenting artworks and wearable creations in two exhibits. One is an art exhibition running for six weeks; the other is the theatrical performance known as the CVAG Wearable Art Show. What We Wear with What We Wear is an art exhibit in the CVAG Community Gallery from April 27 to June 2. The focus of this show is to get fun and zany with all of things that we wear with what we wear — accessories. Think of hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry, belts, and bags. This exhibit is also taking during Elevate the Arts festival May 5 in downtown Courtenay. The fourth annual CVAG Wearable Art Show takes place at the gallery this July 19 and 20. Watching the performers on stage may have induced you to think, “I want to make something for next year’s show!” Well, now you can. CVAG is accepting submissions to the 2012 Wearable Art Show and would love to see your ideas and preliminary sketches. The deadline to apply is April 30. Wearable Art is original, one of a kind, often whimsical, innovative or theatrical adornment for the human body. The Wearable Art Show is an “art couture fashion show” and performance/exhibition of creative explorations of body adornment. Artists create a wearable work and their chosen performer will wear the art and “perform” the artwork for two minutes to music, also selected by the participants. To apply, visit the gallery website to download the entry forms, contract and checklist. Be sure to have your submission package in by 5 p.m. on April 30. For more information, contact Anh Le at CVAG 250-338-6211. — Comox Valley Art Gallery


B2

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Modern jazz returns to Elks graced stages across Canada. His musical career began in Toronto, and we are very fortunate that it has continued here on Vancouver Island. Craven teaches at Kwalikum Secondary School, and brings the benefit of extensive performance experience to his students. 2001 recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, he is an educator who has also had the honour of sharing the stage with top musicians, including Don Thompson, Phil Dwyer, Ian McDougall, P.J. Perry and Campbell Ryga. Geekie is a top-class musician with multiple Juno nominations to his recording credit. He has performed around the world with, among others,

After two weeks of stunning performances, playing to packed houses, in which jazz fans were treated to the Herb Alpert Tribute, and Jenn Forsland wowed us with her romantic style, this week’s show presents the Aaron Amar Quartet and a return to modern jazz. Aaron Amar, drums; Dan Craven, tenor sax; John Hyde, upright bass, and Chad Geekie on piano will offer “many Miles Davis tunes and ones which we have come to enjoy over the years,” says Amar. “We play highenergy bop style and modern jazz with room for expression, freedom, and rhythmical interpretation. The four of us playing together is a treat, and it allows us to play at a higher level: there is a ‘no fear’ approach to our playing as a whole.” Amar’s polyrhythmic drumming style results from the musical form as taught by his great world renowned teacher, Jim Blackley. “Much of what I do is an extension of his tutelage,” says Amar. His technique is highly entertaining and his talent has

Benny Golson, Jamie Aebersold, Phil Dwyer, Ingrid Jensen and Christine Jensen, and recorded most recently with Marc Atkinson, Damian Graham and the Kerplunks. Hyde needs no introduction in the Comox Valley. In his short time on Vancouver Island, he has played just about everywhere and with everyone, which incidentally can be said about him off the Island as well. His performance credits are so extensive and his experience so diverse, you’ll have to read about them at www.johnhyde.com. For more information, visit www.georgiastraightjazz.com or see them on Facebook. — Georgia Straight Jazz Society

J • E • W • E • L • L • E • R •S Downtown Courtenay

250-334-4523

Annual Portmeirion Sale

30% Off Until Mayy 15

CA$H REWARDS

Includes all special orders in this time frame

Crimestoppers will pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in criminal activities in the Comox Valley.

CALL 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) Alison Scott Reflexology

TM

PAMPER YOURSELF With a toning, contouring collagen package.

$

49 95

Includes: “Mother’s Day 1 EMS ….tightens and tones certificates available” 1 Lipolaser …. spot fat reduction 1 Jiggler … burns body fat & helps reduce cellulite 1 pkg of gold collagen eye pads from Shanghai

call 250-871-2636 2720 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay

T

S

SER HAI

250.339.6854 12 Session Package Appointment $ By00

259

www.alisonscottreflexology.com email: alisonscot@shaw.ca

18 years of experience successfully treating: Osteo-Arthritic Joints, Shoulders, Back, Hips & Knees Digestive, Respiratory, Circulation, Fatigue & Immune Facial Rejuvenation, Stroke, Paralysis, Spinal Stenosis Veterans Affairs benefits up to 50% • 15 visits/year 1842B Comox Ave. 250-941-8777 • www.EvolveWithDesera.com

I’M BACK! R

R

E

Victoria’s Aesthetics Foot Care

M V

M

N

LA

Improve circulation, alleviate pain, eliminate toxins, promote homeostasis & wellbeing. Mobile service available to hospice, care homes or mobility challenged.

O

E

(Inside ON THE DARK SIDE TANNING)

1 Hr. $50 90 min. $75

L

CNE TR EA • A T

A HOTO • P

Pedicures • Manicures • Waxing Ear Candling • Ear Piercing Brows • Lash Tinting • Massage Facials • Gel Nails & More!

G

RE J

Specializing in helping those with nail problems.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

E

N

V

IN

U

250-871-1212 or 250-702-0138

N

A

TI

ON

• SKIN

TI G

H

T

E

Clearer Skin in Just a few weeks

BUY A PACKAGE OF 6 ACNE TREATMENTS FOR 1/2 PRICE!

Call now to book your complimentary consultation

250-897-2600

or 250-897-3362 #104-1742 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay (Next to Pizza Hut) w w w. e n d l e s s k i n r e j u v e n a t i o n . c o m

Laser Hair Removal • Facial Skin Rejuvenation Skin Tightening • Acne Treatments

Mind Body & Soul

#244-A 4th St, Courtenay Courtena Monday - Saturday • 9:30-6:00 9:30www.victoriasaesthetics.com www.victoriasaesthetic

5% D i s c o u n t wi t h a d

CLASSES CLOTHING & MATS

Great for men men, women & p prenatal

333 5th Str. Str (above Ski & Surf) 250 871 7225 info@freedomnowyoga.ca info@freedomnowyoga ca www.freedomnowyoga.ca

Publishes every Wednesday. sday. To advertise, call Donna 250-338-7816 ext: 233 dlafontaine@comoxvalleyrecord.com

$ 10 Da Days for 10 UNLIMITED UNL YOGA Y


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

B3

James delivers, but not pizza Paul Rudan Black Press

PIANIST ELIZABETH SHEPHERD has a widespread reputation as a topnotch jazz singer.

Juno jazz singer returning This Saturday, Joe’s Garage on Fifth is once again presenting premium jazz to the Valley, with the appearance of yet another Juno nominee. Toronto’s Elizabeth Shepherd is a singer with an international reputation stretching from London to Tokyo. Elizabeth’s style refus-

Popular duo back for more The Gardeners Green Folk Club in Merville hosted a house concert in early March for some talented young musicians who perform traditional Irish music, Qristina and Quinn Bachand. “Tickets to the concert very quickly sold out, and as there were a lot of disappointed people who missed getting tickets,” said an organizer, “we have invited Qristina and Quinn to put on another house concert on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m.” Twenty-one-year-old Qristina is a beautiful singer and mistress of the fiddle. Despite his age, Qristina’s brother, 15-year-old Quinn, is one of the most gifted and creative Celtic guitar players today. As this is a house concert, it is held in a private home and seating is limited. Reserve your tickets early if you want to avoid disappointment. All the money raised goes directly to the performers. Tickets include hot drinks and a bountiful dessert buffet. For details and to reserve tickets, phone 250-337-5337. – Gardeners Green Folk Club

es to be boxed into any genre style or type and has been called a ‘maverick’ when her singing is discussed. Armed with a degree in jazz piano from McGill University she entered the professional music world pursuing a career in music therapy where she quickly discovered a talent for songwriting and performing. In 2004 she found herself back in Toronto working in a piano bar where she became the venues’ main entertainer. Her reputation among jazz connoisseurs has brought her national and international notice and interviews from such entertainment notables as CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi and BBC’s Gilles Peterson. She has played in such places as the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Hollywood

Bowl, and the North Seas Jazz Festival. If you love jazz you need to be at her performance to feed your musical soul and if you only ‘just like’ jazz then you need to come to expand your musical horizons and develop a love for it. Tickets are limited so be sure to get yours early. They’re available at Bop City Records in Courtenay for the advanced price of $15 or on a first come basis for $20 at the door. Joe’s Garage is a restaurant venue with limited seating. The kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8:30. Reserved seating is for dinner patrons only. View our menu at www.joeson5th.ca. Book your dinner reservations at milo@joeson5th. ca or call 250-702-6456 for information. — Joe’s Garage

CAMPBELL RIVER — Ron James knows why he made the cut. “It’s not because the prime minister loves me,” says one of Canada’s favourite comics. While other CBC-TV shows got the ax when the federal Conservative government decided to hatchet away the Crown corporation’s funding, James’ halfhour bucket of laughs The Ron James Show survived. Here’s how in his own words, “We’re cheap.” Of course there’s far more to that than just a “cheap laugh.” “And we deliver!” he adds. James, of course, is referring to laughs, not pizza. But just in case the bean counters change their mind and ask James to deliver hot pies on Friday night, he’s getting the heck out of Hogtown. James leaves Toronto kick off his latest tour of B.C. on Thursday in Campbell River at the Tidemark Theatre before shuffling south to Courtenay for a Friday night engagement at the Sid Williams Theatre. The Island crowds have always been big fans of James’ thoughtful, insightful and rapid-fire style of humour. He returns to the Island every couple of years, but he’s usually so busy he doesn’t have the time to have his

RON JAMES DELIVERS, but don’t ask for pizza own fun. That’s changing on this trip west. He has a couple days off, so he’s planning to hire a salmon fishing charter, just to cast a line and chill out on the water. He’ll need the down time because James is still hot with the feds for slashing arts funding. “You know, all we artists do is bring $11 billion into this country,” He says with a sigh during the phone interview. “A lot of people lost their jobs…I think the cuts were personal and vindictive.” But on a completely different note, the Toronto Maple Leafs fan was glad to see the Vancouver Canucks bounced in round one of the playoffs. And, no, it’s not because James despises the ‘Nucks, it’s because if they kept winning, game seven probably would have been played on Thursday night when he opens his first show. “They sure gave us some wiggle room,” he

says with a laugh. “I believe in the Leafs which is like believing in the immaculate birth … both are a bit of a stretch.” He’s rooting for the Ottawa Senators now (“because they’re Canadian”) but hasn’t embraced this year’s style of anything-goes hockey. “Am I watching hockey or a cage match?” he wonders aloud. “And you’ve got a guy like Chara out there who’s 7’2” on skates. It’s like having a villain from a James

Bond movie!” James’ standup routines run from 90 minutes to two hours, providing an “eclectic buffet of choices for everyone.” Ron James…Live opens Thursday at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River and Friday at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. Tickets are $51 at the box offices and both shows start at 8 p.m. Call the Tidemark at 250-287-7465 or call the Sid at 250-3382430, ext. 1.

North Island Choral Society Presents

“The Creation” by Joseph Haydn Paul Colthorpe, Conductor Elvera Penner, Pianist Megan Skidmore, Soprano David Brown, Tenor Paul Boughen, Bass

Friday, Apr. 27 7:30pm Saturday, Apr. 28 7:30pm St. George’s United Church Available at:

Tickets $18

Laughing Oyster Books, Blue Heron Books, Comox Videos ‘n’ More & From Any Choir Member

BACK to the FUTURE

Deadline: 3:00 pm Thursday, May 3rd

Highland Grad 2012 Fashion Show

THURSDAY APRIL 26 7PM

Images submitted shall become the property of the Comox Valley Air Force Museum and may be used by the Museum for promotion and fundraising purposes. For full details call 250-339-8162 or email info@comoxairforcemuseum.ca.

Door Prizes • Snacks • Drinks

The winners will be announced at the Comox Air Force Museum May 5th at 1 pm.

available during intermission

Digital Submissions Printed Photos Drop off an 8x10 photograph and a $10.00 donation per entry at the museum Comox Air Force Museum Ryan Rd and Military Way 250-339-8162 Open Tues-Sun 10am-4pm

In recognition of those who come some distance for this unique photo op, we are offering everyone the opportunity to drop into the Museum on the day they come to shoot and PAY in ADVANCE. Their name will be recorded and they need only email their entry to snowbirdchallenge@me.com prior to 3 pm May 3rd.

TICKETS $7 Tickets available at: Blue Heron Books Laughing Oyster Books Mudsharks Coffee Bar Videos ‘n More School ce Highland Sch hool Offi Office


B4

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Grads Tsk Tsk showing burlesque artwork in village The Comox Valley Art Gallery invites you to celebrate with this year’s Emily Carr University at NIC Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates at the opening reception for their grad art exhibit: IN FOCUS. The reception takes place April 27 at the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend. In the Community Gallery, CVAG opens a fun and colourful show titled What We Wear with What We Wear. Both exhibits run from April 28 to June 2. IN FOCUS presents the culmination of art projects by six students in the local Emily Carr University Bachelor of Fine Arts, enrolled at NIC’s Comox Valley campus; Miel Creasey, Remi Gervais, Janis Guthy, Carol Hilland, Stefanie Krewusik, and Angela Skaley. Creasey was born and raised in Powell River and now resides in the Comox Valley. In her work, she attempts to capture the emotional histories embedded in the coastal landscape. Gervais is a bilingual artist from Beaumont, Alta. Gervais works in an illustrative style that often makes reference to graffiti culture and tattoo or comic book illustration. Guthy is a practicing chiropractic doctor based in Nanaimo. Recently returning to her art practice, she has again begun to produce artwork. Hilland seriously began her art education at North Island College, after retiring as a teacher-librarian with a focus photograph, painting, drawing and printmaking. Krewusik is an interdisciplinary artist from Spruce Grove, Alta., where she completed her Fine Art Diploma from Grant MacEwan University in 2010. Skaley is a contemporary multi-media artist originally from Edmonton, where she completed her Fine Arts Diploma from Grant MacEwan University. The Comox Valley Art Gallery is in downtown Courtenay at 580 Duncan Ave. For details, call 250-3386211 or visit the website for details. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

According to the dictionary, burlesque is a comically exaggerated imitation of something. The words absurd and striptease also come up. To all discerning, consenting adults who like to get their funny bones and fancy tickled, here is an invitation to an evening of titillating variety. The Tsk Tsk Revue is a cabaret style show conceived in the wilds of Lasqueti Island to aid the condition known as “bushed.” It also provides a stage for a group of performers who sometimes want to play dirty. After five annual provocative shows on Lasqueti celebrating sensuality and comedy, the desire to share the creativity and cultural commentary moved producer Bazoombah to take the show on the road. The Tsk Tsk-ers have rocked audiences on Quadra, Cortes, Denman and in Powell River. They are extending their tour for one last night in Cumberland at the

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Drum workshops back

THE TSK TSK Revue will titillate your senses this Friday at the Cumberland Cultural Centre. Cultural Centre this Friday. The evening begins with the option of a pre-show sumptuous three-course dinner catered by the fabulous Gourmet Girls of Cumberland. Dinner is at 6:30 by reservation only. Call Kita 250-338-3998 or Linda 250-218-6439 to claim your seat. Tickets for the show cost $15 and are available at Seeds, the Cumber-

land Museum and Bop City Records (Courtenay). Showtime is 8:30 pm. If you want to laugh and be part in the wild and wacky Making Of Fun then make sure you are there. The show is followed by dancing to the beats of DJ’s Holmes and Nigel. For more information, e-mail jenvious@bcsupernet.com. — Tsk Tsk Revue

ARE YOU INTERESTED? The Comox Valley Children's Day Care Society is urgently seeking mature, qualified and commitment-friendly volunteers to sit on its Board of Directors. Do you have experience as an Early Childhood Educator? In non-profit leadership, financial management, law and governance? Fundraising? Marketing? Strategic Planning? Are you a Visionary? As well, do you have a bit of time to donate toward continuing the legacy of the Comox Valley's oldest Non-Profit Child Care Society (incorporated 1970)? If you have answered "yes" to one or more of these questions then you are invited to attend a Special General Meeting at Lighthouse Early Learning Centre (6:30PM, 1000 Cumberland Road, Courtenay). For more information about our society and its multiple centres throughout the valley, please visit our website, www.cvcdcs.com.

Master drummer Kocassale Dioubate from Guinea, West Africa and partner Sasha Belle will be back in the Valley at the end of April, offering drum and dance workshops. Dioubate, from the Mandingo tribe of Guinea, is a descendant of his tribe’s griots — traditional storytellers, entertainers, musicians, praise singers, counsellors, and mediators: those who keep and preserve the tribe’s oral history and tradition, known to have deep connections to the spiritual, social, and political powers. Born in the Interior of B.C. and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Belle has been studying, teaching, and performing various forms of percussion and dance for over 10 years. In addition to her music and dance training in Latin America with a number of teachers from Mexico,Cuba, and Belize, Sasha has also more recently travelled to Guinea for intensive training. Read more about Koca and Sasha at www.kundaculture. com. On April 27 and 28

at the Abbey in Cumberland, Koca (with Sasha accompanying) will offer workshops in djembe, dun dun (bass drum) and dance. These workshops will be open to drummers and dancers of all levels. Koca and Sasha will also donate their time and energy on Friday afternoon at the Fanny Bay Hall to perform as a fundraiser for Beach-

combers Community School. You’re welcome to arrive at 1:45 p.m. and the performance will be from 2 to 2:30. For more information and to pre-register for workshops, contact Monica at 250-338-1444 or drumdeva@gmail.com. Drums (djembe and dun) available for $5 rental charge if preordered.

Have You Called Welcome Wagon Yet?

New to the Comox Valley? Mary Lynn 250-338-8024 Charissa 250-336-2275 Penny 250-703-0709 New Baby? Charissa 250-336-2275

www.welcomewagon.ca

Please apply in person with your current resume and driver’s abstract to: Campbell River Common Shopping Centre, 1440 Ironwood Street, Campbell River, BC, Friday, May 4, 2pm – 7pm or fax us at 866.342.6160

At Sanjel, our talented employees are the driving force behind our company. Their experience, motivation and passion ensures we remain a leader in today’s global oil and gas industry. We offer individuals a dynamic safe working environment with a strong focus on knowledge development and career advancement. Sanjel team members are offered: • A commitment to personal safety • Extensive learning and development courses • Structured career advancement planning • A flexible work schedule • A challenging, innovative and stable work environment • The opportunity for travel • Competitive compensation and benefits

Requirements: • Class 1 or 3 driver’s license • Applicable operational training and experience in Coiled Tubing Services or oilfield services • Certificates in First Aid, H2S Alive, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS), Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Hours of Service, Fatigue Management, General Oilfield Driver Improvement, and Heavy Haulers are considered an asset • Familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) • Wellhead Boom Truck ticket or Apprenticeship where applicable


SCENE AND BE SEEN

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 24, 2012 B5

SCENE&BE SEEN

What’s On This

May... WED. APR 25 POOL N POKER League at The Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight!

PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The Griffin Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!!

OPEN MIC NIGHT at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Start 8pm-12am

BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel. LOONIE TUNES KARAOKE at The Mex

WOMEN & WORK  MAYWORKS is at Zocalo

Cafe, starts 7 pm.

ISOBEL TRIGGER & NATIONAL TAPE

FREE POOL at The Avalanche Bar & Grill All day. BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Archie Pateman & Friends. Brunch starts 10:30 Music @ 11:30

Perform as part of “Elevate the Arts” at the Waverley Hotel. $5 Cover. Doors 9pm.

FRI. MAY 4 THE STEP BROTHERS at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm

INDIGO JAZZ are at Zocalo Cafe, starts 7:30 pm.

MON. APR 30

KARAOKE at the Cumberland Hotel, 9 to 1 am

FIRST TUESDAY FUNDRAISER at the Mex

Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. Goes until May 13th. Free Admission.

Pub hosted by Bruce & Judy Wing. Guest Luke Guthrie Band raising funds for Today & Tomorrow Learning Society Starts 7:30 pm.

TUE. MAY 1

WED. MAY 2 POOL N POKER League at The Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight!

PIANO BAR with Rob

at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm

Petrie at The Griffin Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!!

BLUE COLLAR plays at

OPEN MIC NIGHT at the

the Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle!

Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Start 8pm-12am

KARAOKE at the

BLUES JAM Hosted by

Cumberland Hotel, 9 to 1 am

MR. WAUGH HIP HOP ISLAND TOUR is at the

Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel.

Mex Pub at 9 pm

LOONIE TUNES KARAOKE at The Mex

BLACK SWAN FIDDLERS are at Zocalo

Pub. Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

Cafe, starts 7:30 pm.

SAT. APR 28 DAVID SOMERS is at

THU. MAY 3 JAM NITE at The Mex Pub, starts 8 pm.

SAT. MAY 5 ELEVATE THE ARTS Downtown Courtenay becomes an artistic hotspot with the very first collaborative artist festival including music, visual arts, dance and so much more! Many venues all downtown Courtenay. FREE ADMISSION.

BIG DADDY at The Cumberland Hotel. Starts 9pm

NAME THAT TUNE with VaLori tonight at the Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle!

A MUNSON FAMILY JAM SESSION with Zach, Jay Zoney, Old Man Dave & Rowdy Robby & Andi at The Mex Pub. 9 pm. Presented by Jellyfish Production.

BIG DADDY at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm DAVID SOMERS is at Zocalo Cafe, starts 7:30 pm.

HEAD OF THE HERD plays at the Waverley with special guests Library. Tickets $15@ Door. Doors 9:30 pm.

SUN. APR 29 KARAOKE with Milo at The Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm.

NEBIL EMEK is at Zocalo Cafe, starts 12 pm.

FREE POOL at The Griffin Pub all day.

Emerald

Lily of the Valley

FREE POOL at The Avalanche Bar & Grill All day. BLUEGRASS BRUNCH

starts 2 pm.

ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

MON. MAY 7 KARAOKE at The Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight!

WED. MAY 9 POOL N POKER League at The Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight! PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The Griffin Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!! OPEN MIC NIGHT at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Start 8pm-12am

LONGWALK SHORTDOCK play at the

Pub. Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

Waverley Hotel. Tickets $15 @ Door. Doors 9:30pm. REMEDY is playing at the Mex Pub at 9:30 pm No Cover

THU. MAY 10 JAM NITE at The Mex Pub, starts 8 pm.

BLUES & BREAKFAST

MIKE & BRENT are at

with Luke Blu Guthrie at Zocalo Cafe, starts 10am FORBIDDEN JAZZ at Zocalo Cafe, starts 7:30 pm.

BIG DADDY at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm THUNDERSTRUCK ACDC tribute band plays at the Waverley Hotel. Tix $15@ door. Doors 9:30pm.

JAGSTERS play at the Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle! SAX AND VIOLINS are at Zocalo Cafe, starts 7:30 pm. KARAOKE at the Cumberland Hotel, 9 to 1 am DEWALTA presented by Delight for a WHITE PARTY. THEME DRESS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. The Mex Pub Starts 10PM. $10 Cover.

SAT. MAY 12 THE ENABLERS at The Cumberland Hotel. Starts 9pm NAME THAT TUNE with VaLori tonight at the Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle! ART SHOW featuring Angela Temarsch at the Gatehouse Bistro. Meet and greet 7-9pm

The Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm.

FREE POOL at The Avalanche Bar & Grill All day. BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Archie Pateman & Friends. Brunch starts 10:30 Music @ 11:30

TEXAS HOLDEM POKER at The Mex Pub, starts 2 pm.

ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

2 members from TROOPER

Yes it’s true!

The restaurant at Longlands Golf Course has re-opened for breakfast and lunch daily! Golf Course, Patio & Restaurant FULLY LICENSED! • 18 Holes of fun Par 3 Golf • Restaurant with home style comfort ort food! OPEN DAILY AT 8 AM | www.longlandsgolf.com | 250-339-63 39-6363

May Specials Monday ............ All Pasta Dishes $10 Tuesday ........... All Pasta Dishes $10 Wednesday ...... All Burgers $8 Thursday.......... All Wraps $8 Friday ............... AAA Sirloin Steak & Prawns $13.95 Saturday .......... Full Rack of Baby Back Ribs $17.95 Sunday ............. Pint of Beer with Any Individual Pizza $10

Something for Every Night of the Week!

PATIO IS OPENING SOON!

MONTE CHRISTO

on the River

Highwayman Pub. Treat mom to our ham & scalloped potatoes with fresh veggies & dessert for just $10.95 per person.

MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH with Nebil Emek playing guitar at Zocalo Cafe, starts 12-2pm.

MOTHERS DAY at the Westerly Best Western Hotel Brunch will be in the River City Cafe. Kids $14.95, Seniors $19.95, Adults $21.95 Seatings 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Dinner will be Prime Rib for $18.95/person. DINNER at the Westerly Best Western Hotel 3 course dinner for $25.95/per person. Available in Flying Canoe, Chalk, River City Cafe. 5pm-9:30pm.

The Entertainment Hot Spot

★ Great Pub Food ★

LUKE BLU GUTHRIE

★ Cold Beer & Wine Store ★

Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel.

at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm

2692 Dunsmuir, Cumberland 250-336-8322

HIGHWAYMAN PUB

Celebrate

MOTHERS DAY MAY 13TH

TREAT MOM TO OUR

Sushi, Oriental & so much more • LICENSED • DINE IN • TAKE OUT • TATAMI ROOM •

932 Fitzgerald Ave., Ctny • Mon-Fri 11-9:00: Sat, Sun 4 -9

BREAKFAST & LUNCH!!

MOTHERS DAY DINNER at the

Waverley Hotel

SATELLITE PARK at the

MEGALICIOUS starring

FREE POOL at The Griffin Pub all day.

BLUES JAM Hosted by

250-703-2156

FOR

SUN. MAY 13 KARAOKE with Milo at

SILK PAJAMAS are at Zocalo Cafe, starts 7:30 pm. Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm

Elevate the Arts! Mothers Day! Victoria Day (stat)

LOONIE TUNES KARAOKE at The Mex

FRI. MAY 11

Zocalo Cafe, starts 2pm.

May 5th May 13st May 21st

Flower

NAME THAT TUNE with VaLori tonight at the Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle!

Zocalo Cafe, starts 7:30 pm.

LIVE MUSIC at The Cumberland Hotel. Starts 9pm

Birthstone Let’s Celebrate!

Zocalo Cafe, starts 6:30 pm.

ALEX VISSIA are at

TEXAS HOLDEM POKER at The Mex Pub,

Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

MONDAY BUNCH ART SHOW Presented by the

LUKE BLU GUTHRIE

Pub all day.

SWEATSHOP UNION

2 members from TROOPER is at the Mex Pub at 9:30 pm No Cover. Join the Rink Minx Roller Derby Team in the house for a Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser.

FRI. APR 27

FREE POOL at The Griffin

Perform heavyweight hip hop at the Waverley. Tickets $15 adv. Doors @ 9:30pm

Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight!

MIKE & BRENT are at Zocalo Cafe, starts 6:30 pm.

The Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm.

ELECTRIC JAM at The

Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle!

Pub. Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

starts 8 pm.

KARAOKE with Milo at

starts 2 pm.

TEXAS HOLDEM POKER at The Mex Pub,

IMPALAS play at the

MEGALICIOUS starring

JAM NITE at The Mex Pub,

SUN. MAY 6

at the Waverley Hotel with Archie Pateman & Friends. Brunch starts 10:30 Music @ 11:30

KARAOKE at The

THU. APR 26

is at the Mex Pub at 9:30 pm No Cover.

May 2012

5467 S. Island Hwy. Union Bay 250-335-0256 Large Portions & Small Prices! Open daily since 1924

HAM & SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH FRESH VEGGIES & DESSERT.

ONLY $10.95/PP

Happening at The Flying Canoe... No cover on all shows! Go to www.flyingcanoe.ca to find out more! Thursday, May 17th

Friday, April 27th • 9pm9pm-CLOSE CLOSE

CASK BEER Luke Blu Guthrie Band NIGHT! Join us for this very special and unique event.

Saturday,, April 28th • 9pm - CLOSE Saturday

Big Daddy

JOIN US SUNDAY Y NIGHTS for PRIME PRIM ME RIB Amazing, high quality, delicious li i prime i rib ib available il bl starting i 5pm every Sunday. $18.95/per person

serving food from 11am until midnight midnight, 7 da days a week!

Flying Canoe West Coast Pub It all happens at

The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre 250-338-1468

975 Comox Rd., Courtenay

1590 Cliffe Avenue • Courtenay • 250-331-4006

Plus


B6

SCENE AND BE SEEN

Wednesday, April 24, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com y

May 13th is

SCENE&BE SEEN Mother’s Day TUE. MAY 15

LADIES NIGHT GOLF KICKOFF at Longlands Golf Course. Golf, Dinner and Prizes. Call to register. 5pm shotgun start. Beginners Welcome!

OPEN MIC NIGHT at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Start 8pm-12am

BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel.

VICTORIA DAY REMEDY plays at The

CASK NIGHT returns the The Flying Canoe at 6PM

TUE. MAY 22 LADIES NIGHT GOLF at Longlands Golf Course. Golf, Dinner and Prizes. Call to register. 5pm shotgun start. Beginners Welcome!

WED. MAY 23

PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The Griffin Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!!

OPEN MIC NIGHT at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Start 8pm-12am

BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel.

PAMELA TESSMANN

LOONIE TUNES KARAOKE at The Mex

and friends at Zocalo Cafe, starts 6:30 pm.

Pub. Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

FRI. MAY 18 LUKE GUTHRIE BAND at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm

BOOTLEG play at the Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle!

BLACK SWAN FIDDLERS at Zocalo Cafe, starts 7:30 pm.

KARAOKE at the Cumberland Hotel, 9 to 1 am

ANDERSON JAZZ at Zocalo Cafe, starts 7:30 pm. NIGHTS TO REMEMBER presented by Young Cap & The Mex Pub. Live Performances & DJ entertainment at the Mex Pub. Starts 9PM. $5 Cover.

SAT. MAY 26 Cumberland Hotel. Starts 9pm

at The Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight!

OPENING NIGHT at Longlands Golf Course Dinner is now served from 5-8 PM every Thurs-Sat. Seniors Specials & licensed patio!

Cumberland Hotel, 9 to 1 am

KARAOKE at The Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight!

Pub. Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

JAM NITE at The Mex Pub,

KARAOKE at the

LIVE MUSIC at The

POOL N POKER League

starts 8 pm.

starts 2 pm.

Cumberland Hotel. 9pm

LOONIE TUNES KARAOKE at The Mex

THU. MAY 17

play at the Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle!

at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm

THE LORNE RANGERS are rockin at the Mex Pub at 9:30 pm No Cover

GREEK FOOD NIGHT at Zocalo Cafe, starts 5 pm. Elena Yeung performs starting 7:30 pm.

MINDIL BEACH MARKETS perform at the Waverley. Tickets $15 @ Door. Doors @ 9:30pm

NAME THAT TUNE with VaLori tonight at the Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle!

SUN. MAY 27 KARAOKE with Milo at The Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm. FREE POOL at The Avalanche Bar & Grill All day.

SHOWCASE BAND NITE

TTUESDAYS UESDAYS Band Jam Nite with Jilli Martini Come for great local music featured in a friendly jam style environment

DINNER & STORY NIGHT at Zocalo Cafe, starts 7:30 pm.

JAM NITE at The Mex Pub,

h

starts 8 pm.

MIKE & BRENT at Zocalo Cafe, starts 6:30 pm.

BRASSTRONAUT play at the Waverley Hotel with special Guest Utidur. Tickets $15 door, Doors 9:30

w

SCENE & BE SEEN

Your Monthly Entertainment Guide ONLINE: www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

1LB of our Juicy Wings $5

SSlow Roasted $9.95

• In your favourite sauce • After 4pm p

• with coleslaw & fries • Slow Roasted to Perfection

e• Pa r king

behind

y gb din buil

Ce

nt

SATURDAY

APRIL 28 @ 9PM

MR. WAUGH HIP-HOP ISLAND TOUR

Jellyfish Production presents

A MUNSON FAMILY JAM SESSION w/ Zach, Jay Zoney, Old Man Dave & Rowdyrobby&andi

TUESDAY • MAY 1 @ 7:30PM FIRST TUESDAY FUNDRAISER

for the Today & Tomorrow Learning Society Hosted by Bruce & Judy Wing w/ Luke Guthrie Band performing.

EVERY WED • 9PM LOONEY TUNES KARAOKE LOO OO O O & CHEAP DRAFT

WED & THURS • 58PM 8PM 8PM 8PM PM

Artists in the House

¢ 20 WING NIGHT

Gallery Showing

EVERY THURS • 8PM

Indoor/Outdoor Paverpol Sculptures by Angela TerMarsch & Crazy Quilts by Bette Kosmolak

OPEN JAM

Win Up To 1000 Loonies! W S Spend them on Beer! EVERY EVE EV VE SAT • 2PM VERY PM

The Gatehouse Bistro & Gallery.

Jilli Martini & Band Spotlight Jam $5 Burgers

THURS, T FRI & SATURDAY

DJ D MOTM Mike is on the mic All The Best Top 40 and Requests ALL NIGHT

AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL

H o m e o f t h e AVA L A N C H E B U R G E R ! !

275 - 8th St. Courtenay 250-331-0334 • www w. a v a l a n c h e b a rr. c a

99 ¢ TACOS Every Tuesday

INTERNET JUKE BOX

The

MEuX b b

... only at the Mex!

www.mexpub.ca

P P

1001 Ryan Road • 250-703-9573 Open Until 2am Thurs-Sat

The

Take the Griffin Pub

ufrotmtyloeur Stoh and e.s hom r Detail

Call fo 250-339-4466

LIQUOR STORE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM - 11PM

SATURDAY NIGHTS

NAME THAT TUNE With VaLori

& Liquor Liiquor quor S Stor Store tor ore rree Friday Nights in May

LIVE BANDS May 4 May 11 May 18 May 25

Impalas Jagsters Bootleg Big Twang Theory

The SNOWBIRDS will be in Town April 23 - May 6 2 Shows a Day, enjoy the show from our large open patio. Best View in the Valley!

SUNDAYS

MONDAY NIGHTS

WEDNESDAYS

Free Pool All Day!

POOL TOURNEY and POKER NIGHT everyone welcome

WACKY WEDNESDAYS

Check Our Liquor Store Prices and Great Specials Too! 1185 Kilmorley Road, Comox

$3.00 Appys and Piano Bar with Rob Petrie Griffin Pub

X

Little River Road

FRIDAY NIGHTS

Live Bands (See Above)

Comox Airbase Ryan Road

P U B F O O D ‘ Ti l L AT E !

EVERY SUN • 2PM

WEST WINNERS WINN NN N N NER ER ER COAST POKER LEAGUE POKER

on display for the month of May with a special meet & greet night on May 12th 7-9pm

WEDNESDAY

BBQ RIBS

250-338-8885

PARTY @ THE MEX

Pool & Poker League

WING NIGHT!

iff

FRIDAY

MONDAY

FRIDAYS

Cl

APRIL 27 @ 9PM

TUESDAY

THURSDAYS

&

Kilmorley Road

MACHINE GUN KELLY is playing at the Mex Pub at 9:30 pm No Cover

at Longlands Golf Course. Golf, Dinner and Prizes. Call to register. 5pm shotgun start. Beginners Welcome!

Karaoke Night

REMEDY plays at The

Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm

TUE.. M MAY 29 LADIES NIGHT GOLF

EVERY WEEK

SAT. MAY 19

FLYING DEBRIS at the

Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight!

THU. MAY 31

GREAT PUB FOOD ‘TILL LATE!

QUIOA perform at the

NAME THAT TUNE with VaLori tonight at the Griffin Pub. Call for a shuttle!

KARAOKE at The

Pub. Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

3273 THIRD STREET, CUMBERLAND

KARAOKE NITE at the

Cumberland Hotel. Starts 9pm

MON. MAY 28

LOONIE TUNES KARAOKE at The Mex

DUKES OF DODGE

Mex Pub Starts 9PM. Waverley Hotel. Cover $10 Doors 9:30pm

ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

5t

at The Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight! PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The Griffin Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!!

MON. MAY 21

TEXAS HOLDEM POKER at The Mex Pub,

of

POOL N POKER League

ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

BIG TWANG THEORY

OPEN MIC NIGHT at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Start 8pm-12am BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel.

er

WED. MAY 16

starts 2 pm.

FREE POOL at The Griffin Pub all day.

of the Rol l U me p! o H

rn

Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. Goes until May 27th. Free Admission.

TEXAS HOLDEM POKER at The Mex Pub,

LIVE MUSIC at the Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm

BLAINE DUNAWAY at Zocalo Cafe, starts 12pm.

Co

JUDI PEDDER SHOW & SALE Presented by the

at the Waverley Hotel with Archie Pateman & Friends. Brunch starts 10:30 Music @ 11:30 FREE POOL at The Griffin Pub all day.

FRI. MAY 25

POOL N POKER R LLeague at The Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight! PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The Griffin Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!!

rs

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH

BLAINE DUNAWAY at Zocalo Cafe, starts 6:30 pm.

WED. MAY 30

lde

Avalanche Bar & Grill tonight!

MON. MAY 14

JAM NITE at The Mex Pub, starts 8 pm.

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH H

at the Waverley Hotel with Archie Pateman & Friends Friends. Brunch starts 10:30 Music @ 11:30

ui

KARAOKE at The

KARAOKE with Milo at The Flying Canoe in the Westerly Hotel. Starts 9pm. BACK PORCH BANJO at Zocalo Cafe, 1-3pm. FREE POOL at The Avalanche Bar & Grill All day.

THU. MAY 24

lB

SUN. MAY 20

ra

MOTHER’S OTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

at Longlands Golf Course. 10am-2pm. 2 RReservations ti recommended. Bring Mom for brunch and she gets free golf on Mothers Day!

Military Row


SCENE AND BE SEEN

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

B7

Ichiban customers keep coming back for more Renée Andor Record Staff If you’re looking for a relaxing atmosphere, friendly service and absolutely fantastic sushi, head over to Ichiban Sushi Restaurant. Smiling serving staff greeted me as soon as I opened the door and I was promptly seated in the cozy restaurant. Decorated with Eastern-style art and ornaments, the place felt calm and relaxing. It also had a homey feel — most likely because it’s a renovated house, which is located on Fitzgerald Avenue near Cumberland Road. Although it was busy, it wasn’t uncomfortably so, and throughout the meal my server stopped in at all the right times. Carol Tu has owned Ichiban Sushi for nearly seven years, and she said — through the aid of a translator — return customers make up much of her clientele. “Lot’s of regular customers, every week they come,” explained Tu. “’The best sushi in town,’ that’s what most people I hear say.” And this trip was no different; everything that was brought out was no less than excellent. The B.B.Q. Duck Bento Box was the first to arrive, and came with rice, bean sprouts and vegetable tempura. The duck was succulent and flavourful — not too heavy on the sauce, with just the right amount of flavour — and the vegetable tempura was crispy without too much grease as is sometimes the case. The bento box was followed by a large assortment of delectable morsels of sushi.

COMOX VALLEY

RECORD

Your community. Your newspaper.

Now available in an easy to read downloadable & printable format

PAPER

ER ON-LINE COVER TO COV

D.com COMOXVALLEYRECOR

COVER-TO-COVER ON-LINE comoxvalleyrecord.com

The House Roll was probably my favourite, although it was hard to choose between that and the Red Dragon Roll. The House Roll is basically a taste and texture explosion. Salmon and tuna are rolled up, then the entire roll is dipped in tempura and lightly fried to give it a crunchy texture. Cucumber and ginger are layered underneath a slice of strawberry topped with massage (roe). Then, the whole affair is nestled onto a creamy mildly-spiced sauce and served warm. The Red Dragon roll features prawn tempura and avocado, topped with toasted almond and masago. The crunch of the toasted almond was an unexpected addition to the roll, and all the flavours complemented each other well. Somewhat new to the menu, the Rainbow Roll is aptly named. This roll is filled with real crab then topped with sashimi-style tuna, salmon and avocado, creating a colourful look. The Ichiban Roll is a delicious choice, with barbecued eel, avocado, tempura, massage, mayo and sushi sauce; this roll has many flavours that work well together. Ichiban Sushi also offers more well-known sushi rolls like the California Roll and the Dynamite Roll, plus an assortment of vegetarian rolls, like the Asparagus Roll and the Happy Pepper Roll. In addition to bento boxes, and maki and uramaki sushi rolls, the menu offers sushi cones, nigiri sushi, sashimi, tempura, soups and salads, a selection of appetizers, and sushi platters for those unsure of what to choose. A Tatami room is set in its own part of the restau-

ICHIBAN SUSHI RESTAURANT owner Carol Tu, centre, with sushi chef Masato Uneda, left, and server Jennifer Cardell. The Prawn, Yam, and Avo Roll is just one of the many sushi rolls Ichiban Sushi has on offer. PHOTOS BY RENÉE ANDOR

rant for private functions, and holds eight to 10 people. The restaurant also features a comfortable patio, which sits in plenty of sun but has large umbrellas. Ichiban Sushi is licensed and offers sake, in addition to red and white wine and a variety of soft drinks and teas. Ichiban Sushi Restaurant is located at 932 Fitzgerald Ave. For more information, call 250-703-2156. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

NOW OPEN AT 7 AM FOR BREAKFAST

Every day is a

Special Day at Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

PUB & BISTRO

Fish & Chips Toonie Tuesday Prime Rib New York Steak Roast Beef Steak & Prawns Brunch Burger Mania 11-1

See us on

DAILY DRINK SPECIALS

268 Fifth Street, Downtown Courtenay • 250-334-8 250-334-88811 w w w. b i l l y d s p u b . c o m

CHINESE FOOD LUNCH & DINNER BUFFET OR ORDER FROM THE MENU

Free Delivery to Courtenay & Comox or 10% OFF take out orders over $23

MONDAY SENIOR’S MAY SPECIAL Lunch Buffet............................... $6.95 Dinner Buffet ............................ $10.95

478B - 5th St.

Downtown Courtenay

250-338-9333

596 FIFTH STREET, COURTENAY • 250.897.1111 OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER • WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Monday to Thursday, 7am-9pm • Friday, 7am-3pm • Closed Saturday & Sunday

T KY T

Sushi

Specialty Sushi Japanese Cuisine 250-871-7181

#4-2401 Cliffe Avenue

Mon. 5 pm-10 pm; Tue - Sat 11 am -10 pm

Come See What's Cooking! Specializing in Fresh, Homemade Breakfast & Lunch Check Out Our Seniors' Menu! 307 - 4th Street • Downtown Courtenay 250-897-7025


B8

SCENE AND BE SEEN

Wednesday, April 24, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

SCENE&BE SEEN

Weekly Happenings MONDAYS DINE & DASH at Billy D’s. Order lunch from our special “Dine & Dash” menu. If it takes longer than 15 minutes, it’s on us! Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am - 2pm SPECIALS Ukrainian Platter $9.50 or 3 Topping pizza & caesar $9.95 at The Highwayman Pub. MONDAY MAY SPECIAL Golden Carriage celebrates Seniors with lunch buffet only $6.95 and Dinner for only $10.95. POOL TOURNEY AND POKER NIGHT Everyone welcome at The Griffin Pub. Call for shuttle service. BURGER & BEER NITE Burgers & a pint of Flying Canoe Lager for just $10. PASTA MONDAY All pasta dishes only $10 at Monte Christo on the River

can eatt for f $10 att Bill Billy D’ D’s Pub 4-9pm

TUESDAYS 99¢ TACOS at The Mex Pub tonight! SPECIALS Shrimp Melt only $9.95 at The Highwayman Pub. TOONIE TUESDAY over 40 delicious appys from $2.22 to $4.44 at Billy D’s Pub 11am-10pm PASTA TUESDAY All pasta dishes only $10 at Monte Christo on the River TOONIE TUESDAYS at The Flying Canoe gets you $2 off house cocktails and martinis.

WEDNESDAYS SPECIALS Prime Rib Steak Sandwich… $12.95 at The Highwayman Pub. BURGER NIGHT All Burgers only $7 at Monte Christo on the River.

FISH N CHIPS All you

PRIME RIB & all the PRIM

burger & Fries $6 at The Highwayman Pub.

fifixins! xins! $$15-$17 4-10pm All Day Wings $3.50/lb

DINE & DASH at Billy D’s Order lunch from our special “Dine & Dash” menu. If it takes longer than 15 minutes, it’s on us! Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am - 2pm

D’s Pub. Billy D’ WEDNESDAY WING WEDN NITE Join us at The Flying Canoe for 1/2 price organic farmhouse chicken wings.

Pub. Yummy! 5-8 pm. WACKY WEDNESDAYS are back by popular demand! 20 Tapas items $3 and piano bar with Rob Petrie at The Griffin Pub. WACKY WINGS at The Highwayman Pub. $3.50 for 10.

BIG SLICK POKER TOUR at 7pm at the Avalanche Bar. DINE & DASH at Billy D’s Order lunch from our special “Dine & Dash” menu. If it takes longer than 15 minutes, it’s on us! Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am - 2pm

SPECIALS Seafood Platter $12.95 or Deluxe

BLACK THURSDAYS at the Flying Canoe with Guinness for only $5 WRAP THURSDAY All Wraps only $8 at Monte Christo on the River

SATURDAYS

FRIDAYS

FULL RACK OF RIBS for only $17.95 at Monte Christos!

SPECIALS Chinese Combo only $9.95 or Rack ‘o Ribs $14.95 at The Highwayman Pub.

GUINNESS DAY get a full 16 oz pint for only $5.50 at Billy D’s Pub

DINE & DASH at Billy D’s Order lunch from our special “Dine & Dash” menu. If it takes longer than 15 minutes, it’s on us! Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am - 2pm

SUNDAYS SUNDAY BRUNCH The Early Bird Cafe has the ULTIMATE Sunday brunch! Come down!

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

t Take Mom Our for Brunch o Dinner

GIRL W/THE DRAGON TATTOO HOP TOWER HEIST DESCENDANTS WAR HORSE ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS CHIPWRECKED

FFree ree

Popcorn!!

EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE 8. WE BOUGHT A ZOO 9. TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY 10. ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN

at

COMOX VALLEY RECORD *include a brief description

May 5th .......................................... Big Daddy May 12th ....................................The Enablers May 19th and 21st ............................. Remedy May 26th ..................................................TBA

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

Blues Jam

Karaoke 9-1am

8:30-11:30 pm Hosted by David Spragge

Blu-Rays Starting

at

$9.99

Live Bands SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Electric Jam 4-8pm Sponsored by Gotit-Needit-Wantit

CUMBERLAND HOTEL 2714 Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland BC 250-336-8844 www.cumberlandhotel.ca

Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox presents:

OVER 10 0

3D BLU R MOVIES

SATURDAY

LOCAL ARTISTS

The Largest Independent Video Store in the Comox Valley!

$5.99

comoxvalleyrecord.com

SHOWCASING

TOP TEN provided by Gone Hollywood Video, Comox

Gam Startinges at $1.99

send us your pet photos to... production@

LIVE MUSIC RIGHT HERE! 9PM-1AM

7.

DVDs

PAWS & CLAWS

MAY ENTERTAINMENT

FREE POOL all day at The Griffin Pub.

Previously Gone Viewed HOLLYWOOD VIDEO Sale! Starting

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER with Winners Poker League. Registration 1:30pm starts at 2pm. Mex Pub.

BRUNCH at Billy D’s 11am-1pm followed by our Burger Mania 1-7pm.

TOP 10 DVD RENTALS 1.

PRIME RIB have some amazing prime rib beef at The Flying Canoe. Starts 5pm $18.95 per person

HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT or nightly entertainment? Be sure to list! Call 250-338-5811 for all the details.COMOX VALLEY RECORD

STEAK & PRAWNS a 6 oz New York Steak w/5 garlic prawns & trimmings only $16 at Billy D’s Pub 4-10pm

OPEN JAM NITE at The Mex Pub. Starts 8pm

ROAST BEEF with Yorkshire, & trimmings at Billy D’s Pub only $12 5-10pm

LATE NITE PIZZA Pizzas ordered after 10pm are only $10 at The Flying Canoe.

SPECIALS Ham & Cheese Omelet $6; 2 pc fish & chips $10.95 The Highwayman Pub.

SPECIALS Chinese Combo only $9.95 or Rack ‘o Ribs $14.95 at The Highwayman Pub.

20¢ WINGS at The Mex Pub. Yummy! 5-8 pm.

LOONIE TUNES KARAOKE with Dana. You can win up to 1000 loonies! 9pm Mex Pub. Come for Cheap Draft Day!

STEAK & PRAWNS $13 only at Monte Christo on the River

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER with Winners Poker League. Registration 1:30pm starts at 2pm. Mex Pub.

STEAK NIGHT 6 oz New York Steak w/caesar salad and Fries just $11 at Billy D’s Pub 4-10pm

20¢ WINGS at The Mex

THURSDAYS

Publishes Every Month in Your Comox Valley Record Newspaper

AY

OVER 20,000 Movies • Over 2,000 Blu-Ray • Every Available 3D Movie

#8-2225 GUTHRIE ROAD 250-339-9121

MONDAY BUNCH

Show & Sale • April 24-May 13

JUDI PEDDER

Show & Sale • May 15-June 2

Open Reception • Sun., May 20 • 1-4pm

FREE

Admission!

Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm Sundays 1pm until 4pm

1729 COMOX AVENUE • 250-339-2822

www.pearlellisgallery.com A Volunteer Run Non-Profit Society


IN THE GARDEN

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

B9

Fountains, flowers and frogs – spring is here! Spring is finally here when I can pull my fountains out of storage and set them up in the garden. There will still be the odd night of frost left in this month but hopefully not a harsh one. Especially since the plants are really starting to wake up. While waiting for most of the plants to rise up to spring, I really have to toot the common English primroses. It has to be four weeks at least, and counting ... they are still in full bloom and absolutely stunning. I have mentioned Primula vulgaris before in my column and worth mentioning again for their very cheeriness this time of year. We have them in a multitude of colours. Soft white, creamy yellow, deep purple, burgundy red, pleasing pink, soft lilac ... and all have a delightful yellow eye in their centres which is drawing in the hummingbirds. In that same area of my garden is a nice clump of European wild ginger (Asarum europaerum). This is a wonderful evergreen groundcover plant with deliciously bright green, glossy leaves. Another easy care, pest-free specimen. It is a little slow to establish but once happy will spread out in a low, weed-suppressing mat. There is a native variety of wild ginger called British Columbia wild ginger or West Coast wild ginger (Asarum caudatum). John has a nice patch getting established in his lower garden... although it is getting a little tangled up in his Persicaria bistorta ‘Suberba’ (pink bistort). This may lead to a wee problem for him given both plants’ penchant for increasing via their rhizomes. I stopped to admire his B.C. ginger patch on a recent garden walkabout and poked around to see if there were any flowers forming under the leaves. There, tucked almost completely out of sight, were a few bronze-maroon tubular flowers boasting three calyx tips that tapered into long tails. Wow, and wow! Such a better show (if you know where to look) than the plain tubular flowers on the European wild ginger. Really must take my trusty shovel and transplant a wee por-

DUCHESS OF DIRT

LESLIE COX

THE BRITISH COLUMBIA wild ginger flower is a popular garden plant. tion of John’s ginger into my garden. Especially since my threeyear-old panda face ginger has not established itself very well. Patience only stretches so far. But such a shame as this variety, Asar-

um maximum ‘Green Panda’, boasts much larger, almost pure black, cupped flowers with a crisp white throat...and pictures of them look amazingly like a panda face. Besides my under-

achieving panda ginger, and turning back to the fountains in the garden...there has been another disappointing discovery. This time in our pond. The advent of warmer weather has brought the frogs to the

PHOTO BY LESLIE COX

Not a good thing as the females can lay between 20,000 and 25,000 eggs. Yikes! We just have a small pond! When you compare this huge egg mass to the 5,000 to 6,000 our native red-legged frog lays, coupled with the fact bullfrogs are particularly unpalatable to many of the local frog predators...you get some idea how effectively this invasive non-native frog species is taking over the general landscape and calling it home. We have been taking some remedial action with a butterfly net over the last couple of weeks in an effort to restore the balance in the biodiversity in and around our pond. (Special note: it is illegal, province-wide,

surface edge for a bout of sunbathing. Problem is ... these are huge frogs. And you guessed it. They are American bullfrogs. A little research ... April and May are breeding times for these guys.

ARBOURS • TRELLISES PLANTERS • BOWLS DOGHOUSES

Plant and rake without the ache Winter takes a toll on your garden, but spring takes a toll on the gardener. Gardening season and back pain often go hand in hand, but positioning your body correctly reduces the strain on muscles and joints. Use these tips to enjoy your garden to the fullest throughout the season. • Alternate your tasks. Switch between heavy chores such as digging and lighter, less physically demanding tasks such as planting. • Do the “scissors.” When you rake, stand with one leg forward

and one leg back. Switch legs and hands every few minutes. • Kneel to plant and weed. Constant bending can put strain on your back, neck, leg muscles and joints, so kneeling is recommended. Use kneepads or a kneeling mat (with handles) to minimize the amount of bending required, and to make kneeling more comfortable. Keep your back straight. • Change positions frequently. Make a point of changing position every 10 to 15 minutes. Move from kneeling to standing, from planting to digging.

• Pace yourself. A minimum of three brief breaks each hour is recommended. Take a few moments to move around, stretch your muscles, have a drink or simply sit and relax. Spread the work over several days —you will still achieve the same great results. More information about how to avoid aches and pains in the garden is available online at www.chiropractic.on.ca. Look for the free program Plant and Rake Without the Ache. www.newscanada.com

to release bullfrogs anywhere in the wild.) It sounds harsh, I know. John, in particular, has been having some trouble with removing the bullfrogs. But in the grand scheme of things, bullfrogs are right up there with scotch broom and a few other nasty introduced species. The three goldfish seem happier since we have removed the big frogs. They used to form a ring around one or two of the frogs, as if to protect their food supply. Now to nab the smaller bullfrogs. Am hoping the bullfrogs have not eaten all the dragonfly nymphs. Balance in biodiversity is really key in a garden. Have a gardening question? Email me at duchessofdirt@telus. net. Leslie Cox co-owns Growing Concern Cottage Garden in Black Creek. Her column appears every second Wednesday.

Gran ’dad Swin s CEDAR FURNITURE & MORE

250-338-7956 • 5709 N. Island Highway, Courtenay

We Deliver to Your Yard By the Yard! Screened Topsoil Bark Mulch Fish Compost Sand • Gravel Drain Rock Max Load: 6 Yards Mulch or Compost, M 4Y Yards Topsoil, 3 Yards Sand or Gravel

Landscape Supplies

250-338-6954 est. 1998

yardatatime.ca

Hanging Baskets

SPRING POWER EVENT

...by Cassandra

Custom Baskets & Containers

SUN • SHADE • MOSS Taking orders for weddings -Vancouver Island Grown HUSQVARNA LAWNMOWERS DEPENDABLE PERFORMANCE STARTING AT

$

299

99

HUSQVARNA TRACTORS V-TWIN POWER STARTING AT

$

1,999

99

HUSQVARNA TRIMMERS The QUALITY and POWER you expect STARTING AT

$

99

169

PILON TOOL RENTALS 123 Island Highway • Courtenay • 250-338-5361

PARADISE PLANTS GARDEN CENTRE

w w w. p a r a d i s e p l a n t s . c a | 2 5 0 - 8 9 7 - 3 8 9 8 Open Daily • 2480 Hardy Rd, Courtenay (1 min. past Sunnydale Golf)


B10

IN THE GARDEN

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Patience a virtue in garden Focus at this time of year is on possibility of more frost

JAMEY LAUINGER IS opening Valley Succulent Specialty Nursery in Little River.

New nursery opening Jamey Lauinger and his many varieties of cacti and succulents has been a fixture at the Saturday morning farmers’ market for the last four years. “It is a hobby gone bad,” said Lauinger, a full-time carpenter. “I first started collecting and buying plants in town but quickly exhausted the local selection. That’s when I turned to the Internet and realized that there was no Canadian source for cacti and succulent collectors in Canada. I thought, I can do that.” And Valley Succulents was born. Last year, Lauinger built a spacious 1,500 square-foot timber frame greenhouse to accommodate his growing business. Valley Succulent Specialty Nursery, located in Little River, will be open to the public as of the first weekend in May. Lauinger not only sells at the farmers’ market but he also ships the plants across Canada and sells wholesale to other nurseries on the Island. For the garden, Valley Succulents offers a range of cold, hardy succulents and cacti. For the home, there is a selection of cacti and succulents from around

the world. “Even people who are not interested in plants find something that fascinates them at my nursery,” Lauinger said. “Even after four years of growing, I still get excited when I see a picture of a cacti or succulent that is new to me and I immediately want to grow it. I’m like a kid in a candy store.” Valley Succulent Specialty Nursery is opening May 5 and 6

from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. It is located at 2210 Anderton Rd. across from the old Becky’s Bakery. Regular hours will be Fridays noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays 1-5 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. Valley Succulents only takes cash at this point. More information can be found at www.valleysucculents. ca or Facebook. – Valley Succulent Specialty Nursery

Is it still too early to plant? This is the question on every gardener’s mind. But the real question is – do you think we are going to get any more frost? And who can really promise what the weather is going to do? For new gardeners, the temptation to get the garden going early is too great. Here are some guidelines: Go ahead and plant all your hardy perennials, trees and shrubs now. These plants are used to being outside all winter and would love to be out of the pots and into the soil. Make sure you use a good handful of bone meal when planting so that the roots are given a good start. It is also a great time for the vegetable garden. Till the soil, add some lime, some 6-8-6 fertilizer and fish compost and plant all your early vegetables: such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, kale, brussels sprouts, celery and kohlrabi. Many of the seeds such as peas, radishes, lettuce, broad beans, spinach and sweet peas, can be planted now. Check the package. If it says to “wait until the danger of frost has passed” then you might have to wait until the end of May to plant. Some vegetables such as corn won’t do a thing until the ground has warmed. So wait. I have a lot of people wanting to set up their ponds now. Pond

April is CANCER

plants such as all the deep aquatics and marginal plants can be placed in the pond now. The tropical and floaters are still too tender to put outside. It is a good time to clean out the fallen debris with a rake. Make sure you have

desperate to have summer back that we want to push the season and buy these plants to put in our gardens. And of course, stores want to sell you these plants so that you will kill them and have to buy them again. Resist. It is still too early

It is still too early for annu❝ als such as geraniums, marigolds, and petunias. If you protect them from frost by using a light cloth over top, or keep them under the cover of your deck and harden them off, then they might make it. Frost is still possible until the May long weekend.

your oxygenators in the ponds as well. These are the work horses to keep your water clean and prevent the build up of algae. It is always an awkward time for the ponds because the surface of the pond is exposed before the lilies leaf out. Adding more oxygenators, trapdoor snails, and not feeding your fish, will prevent the green slime from happening. So far so good: where we all get into trouble is with the annuals. All the box stores have these beautiful, colourful flowers in heated rooms. And we are all so

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Drop letters off at 765 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay or Mail to: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, V9N 2Z7 or e-mail to: letters@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Be sure your letter includes a signature and phone number

for annuals such as geraniums, marigolds, and petunias. If you protect them from frost by using a light cloth over top, or keep them under the cover of your

deck and harden them off, then they might make it. Frost is still possible until the May long weekend. If you have a greenhouse, put them in there until the danger of frost has passed. Otherwise, you just have to be patient. Many seeds can be started inside your house and kept warm until May. You can also start your hanging baskets and containers as long as you keep them in a warm place. I know it’s difficult to wait but it saves you money in the long run if you can be patient. Clean up your garden and plant what you know is safe. If you have any doubts ask a knowledgeable nursery person before you plant. We want to make your garden a success. Happy gardening! – Anderton Nursery

Save On Deer Repellent by Bobbex. Long lasting, safe & effective! www.rivermeadownursery ivermeadownursery vermeadownursery.com

Or Call 250-338-4111

RIVER MEADOW NURSERY CV HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

PLANT SALE Saturday, April 28 9:30-11:30am Florence Filberg Centre 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay

Bring a box! Come Early for Best Selection!

THE POND STORE IS NOW OPEN ... if you missed us at the Home Show, come see our

SHOW GARDEN at our home!

AWA R E N E S S M O N T H

April is cancer month, and thousands of volunteers will unite during daffodil month for one cause - to support the work of the Canadian Cancer Society. This symbolic flower reminds us that spring is around the corner, bringing hope of warmer days, but also bring the hope of a cure for cancer.

www.fightback.ca

250.897.1358 2778 O’Brien Road • Courtenay (Just past Mission Hill) www.islandwaterscape.ca

Full Service Landscaping Specializing in Water Features


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LEFT TO RIGHT: Comox Lion and zone chairperson Patty Classon with Lion Bob Ekdahl, VISAS president Brian Culley and Lion Art Karpus as Culley accepts a $3,000 cheque from the Comox Lions.

Community Service

B11

CUMBERLAND ROTARIAN CHRISTINE Dickinson presents a $200 cheque to Jared Hendry to help him ship sports equipment to young people in Smokey Mountain, on the outskirts of Manila.

What is your group up to?

The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make our community a better place to live. Submit photos and information to: In Person: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay; By Mail: Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7; By e-mail: sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com Mark submissions to the attention of Earle Couper and be sure to include a contact name and phone number. Due to the volume of submissions, photo prints cannot be mailed back. Please pick them up within two weeks of publication. We cannot guarantee their return.

ORGANIZERS OF THE 2011 Perseverance Trail Run, Extreme Runners and Equilibrium Lifestyle Management, donate $5,000 to the Cumberland Community Forest Society. From left to right: Ken Humeston (CCFS), Andrew Nicoll (CCFS), Lene Curts (Extreme Runners) and Sarah Seads (ELM).

CANADIAN WESTERN BANK donated $6,468 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island through their Greater Interest GIC accounts. From left to right: Maureen, Leah and Barb from CWB present the cheque to Denise Robinson, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

LYNNE ROZENBOOM OF the Courtenay Canadian Cancer Society stands with hip hop artist Mister Waugh (Adam Waugh) after wrapping up his album fundraiser drive. Over a period of four months during mid 2011, Waugh raised $250 by donating a dollar from every CD sale he made.

Starting May 5 we’ll be open on Saturdays at all of our Comox Valley locations, which include:

1-800-655-5255

250-334-3443

www.firstins.ca

› Comox Mall, Comox › Washington Park Plaza, Courtenay › 426 - 8th St, Downtown Courtenay


SPORTS

PAPER COVER TO COVER ON-LINE

COMOXVALLEYRECORD.com B12

YUM! DAILY SPECIALS

NDWICHES SOUPe &FromSA Scratch Daily! Soup Mad

Open To The Public At 8am

SUNNYDALE

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

250-334-3232 • 5291 N. Island Highway

COMOX VALLEY RECORD ♦ SPORTS EDITOR: EARLE COUPER ♦ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

Levins posts Canadian Olympic qualifying time Southern Utah University distance runner Cameron Levins of Black Creek is on his way to qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after running a 13:18.47 in the 5,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Invitational in Walnut, Calif. The time earned him a Canadian Olympic A+ Qualifier time. Levins’ time beat the required 13:20 mark necessary for Canadian Olympic qualification by just over one and a half seconds. To do so, Levins had to maintain lap splits of at least 64 seconds. “It felt better than any other race and I knew going into the final mile that I was going to make it,” Levins said in a Sports Information press release. “Training has gone really well this past week but I never could have expected to achieve the Olympic standard this early in the season. It feels amazing.” Levins finished in first place in the event, defeating the defending national champion Lawi Lalang of Arizona after he finished the event in second place with a time of 13:18.88. It is believed that Levins will be the first athlete to qualify for the Olympics

BLACK CREEK’S CAM Levins (No. 21) set a Canadian Olympic A+ qualifying time at the Mt. SAC Invitational April 20 in Walnut, Calif. PHOTO BY SUU

while attending SUU. The 5K result was a 20 second PR. BC Athletics notes Jeff Schiebler is the only Canadian ever to have run faster. Levins now only has to finish top three at the Canadian Championships to go to the London Olympics.

SUU head track and field coach Eric Houle said he believes that Levins currently has the fastest time in America at the collegiate level. The fastest college time in the 5K coming into this weekend’s meets was 13:31.51 by Arizona’s Ste-

phen Sambu Houle said he was overwhelmed and extremely proud of Levins’ accomplishment. “It is the A standard in the Olympics for Canada, he will be at the Olympics this summer,” he said. “Let me just tell you, the crowd

here, was cheering for Cam. Absolutely amazing.” Houle said there were around 5,000 or so spectators in the crowd, all supporting Levins during the event. Levins still has the Canadian Olympic trials June 28-30, but so far he

is the only Canadian to hit the time necessary to qualify. Canada has three spots in the 5K for the London Games. The race and post-race interview is available on Flotrack. – Southern Utah University

Maniak returning to national crib championships Earle Couper Record Staff

FRED MANIAK IS hoping to add to his trophy collection at the national Legion crib championships this weekend in Innisfail, Alta. PHOTO BY EARLE COUPER

Being the best in B.C. has earned Fred Maniak another trip to the nationals. The Comox Legion member will be hoping to improve on last year’s thirdplace finish in Chomedey, Que. when he attends the 2012 championships April 27-30 at Innisfail, Alta. The long road to the nationals began back in December, 2011 when Maniak won the Comox Legion men’s singles title. That advanced him to the zone finals in Port Alberni in mid-January, where another victory qualified him for the provincial championships in early March in Clearwater. “In provincials, out of 17 zones in British Columbia, 13 were present, so you played 12 rounds,” said Maniak, adding that the winner is the one with the

most total points at the end of the round-robin. “I was about third going into my final two games and the top fellow at that time was one point ahead of me. Ironically, I played him, and all he had to do was win one game and he would have won. Maybe due to overconfidence, he slipped up and I capitalized on it and won the (first) game. In the final game I skunked him. He wasn’t too happy,” Maniak recalled. There will be 10 players competing in singles at the nationals, where the same round-robin format will be in effect. Representing B.C. at the nationals for the second straight year is quite an accomplishment for the 76-year-old Maniak, who has been playing crib for 60 years. While all that experience stands him in good stead, Maniak acknowledges the secret of successful pegging is a combination of luck

and skill. “If you’re a poor player against a good player, you’re going to lose. But you’re not going to lose all the time. “Due to the way the cards come up, the player that knows the game has a slight advantage,” Maniak said. Concentration and stamina are also important, he noted. “You play two games against each person with half an hour to complete your games. (In Clearwater) with 14 teams that was seven hours of playing. By the time you have a lunch break, it’s a long day. People seem to get careless at the end, like the guy I beat at the B.C.s.” There is no B.C. team (the provincial doubles winners are from Vernon) so Maniak will be most likely travelling to the nationals alone. His kids are in Calgary, he notes, which may allow for some family time. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com


SPORTS

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

B13

Wolfe leads Shark attack in Surrey Swimmers open long course season in style

GABRIELLE WOLFE OF the Sharks (centre) celebrates one of her four gold medals from the Mies Schootman Invitational Swim Meet.

Five swimmers from the Comox Valley Aquatic Club (a.k.a. the Sharks) travelled to Vancouver on April 13-15 to compete at the Mies Schootman Invitational Swim Meet. This meet represented the first long-course meet of the season and as such was swum in the UBC Aquatic Centre’s 50-metre basin. The swimmers were excited – especially when Olympian Brent Hayden was finishing his workout before the meet started – what a treat to watch him swim! The Sharks fared

the meet had to be Gabrielle Wolfe who was swimming for the last time in her age category, said CVAC head coach Albert Burgund. “Gabrielle swam to gold an impressive four times: in the 400 IM, 200 butterfly, 200 freestyle, and the 200 IM. Her 400 IM time was a new meet record. She did not finish there but continued with a silver in the 200 backstroke and a bronze in the 100 butterfly. “The swimmers swam very well for their first long-course meet,” reported Burgund. “We were trying to focus on solid stroke mechanics and even splitting. Something I can say the swimmers have been proving to

well, each contributing to the medal haul. On the men’s side Joshua Dolman managed a bronze in the 200 Individual Medley while teammate Ben Neufeld racked up gold in the 50 breaststroke, silver in the 100 backstroke, and four bronze CVAC medals: 50 butterfly, 50 back, 50 free, and the 200 backstroke. The women did great too. Emma Neufeld contributed with a silver in the 400 IM and a bronze in the 50 back. Brooke Lamoureux faced the toughest competition and came away with a gold in the 800 free, a silver in the 400 free, and two bronze (200 free, 100 free). The swimmer of

be quite successful at,” he concluded. For complete results visit the Sharks’ website at www.sharks. bc.ca. The Sharks wish to thank all of their sponsors and supporters here in the Comox Valley without whose ongoing support these results would not have been possible. “Just a reminder to support your local Sharks when they come looking for sponsorship for our upcoming Swim-A-Thon on Saturday, May 5. Swimmers will try to swim 200 lengths as fast as they can or as much as they can in a two-hour time slot. That’s 5,000 meters!” Burgund noted. – Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks

Baseline test an assist in managing concussions For any recreational athlete or non-athlete who participates in activities that may pose risk for concussion, the Joint Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Center is the first to provide a baseline brain function test whose data would be used to better manage a concussion should such an injury occur. Previously, the computerized concussion evaluation system, called ImPACT (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), was available only to athletes on high school, collegiate, elite or professional sports teams or within athletic organizations who used the system. This is the first time that ImPACT will be available to any individual aged 10 and older, including recreational and serious athletes and non-athletes. These may include, for example, skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders, cyclists and recreational basketball and softball players. ImPACT, developed by doctors at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, has proven to be a useful tool in measuring the severity and effects of concussion and helping an athlete’s doctor determine when it is safe for concussed athletes or individuals to return to sports or activity. With ImPACT, the athlete or individual takes a pre-season or

pre-activity 20-minute test on a computer that measures brain processing such as speed, memory and visual motor skills. The individual’s baseline data are stored in a computer file. Should the individual ever experience a concussion, he or she will take the ImPACT test several times in the days following

A concussion, ❝ which occurs in about 10 per cent of all athletes in contact sports, is any alteration of mental status due to sudden and violent rocking of the brain inside of the skull caused by a traumatic blow to the head or upper body.

concussion. Post-concussion data are then compared to baseline data to help determine the severity and effects of the injury. The data help determine when the athlete’s neurocognitive brain function has returned to baseline scores when it is safe for the athlete or individual to return to sports or activity. A concussion, which occurs in about 10 per cent of all athletes in contact sports, is any alteration of mental status due to sudden and violent rocking of the brain inside of

the skull caused by a traumatic blow to the head or upper body. Concussion symptoms, lasting various lengths of time, may include amnesia, disorientation, confusion, fogginess, headache, blurred vision, nausea, fatigue and sometimes loss of consciousness. “Symptoms are not always definite and the decision to allow an individual to return to activity is not always clear and that is where ImPACT’s data help us,” said Mark Lovell, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist and director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. “Most athletes who experience an initial concussion can recover completely as long as they are not returned to exertion or contact play too soon. Research clearly shows that the effects of repeated concussions are cumulative. “A concussed athlete whose injury is not managed properly and who returns to play too soon before the brain has had time to heal is at greater risk for further, more serious injury, and that is a road you never want to travel,” said Lovell. ImPACT, developed over the past decade, today is used by more than 1200 high schools and 300 major colleges and universities in the United States, in addition to numerous professional See TESTS, B15

RECYCLABLE BUTTON

$5

LAPEL PIN

$20

BUY A BUTTON.* WEAR YOUR JEANS. HELP BC KIDS.

HENRIK SEDIN IS PROUD TO SUPPORT JEANS DAY

TM


B14

SPORTS

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

That’s Ducky

Comox Valley

RECORD

Environmentally friendly • Residential • Constr Construction • Moving in/out • Spring Cleaning • Gift Ce Certificates

spaper it’s your new the best of sports, entertainment, local and community news … every Wednesday and Friday

C L E A N I N G S E RV I C E

Call Glinda at 250.338.4333 thatsducky@gmail.com

Accurate

Lawn Services

FERTILIZER

SPECIAL AS LOW AS $30

For additional savings, ask about our SPRING PACKAGES! Call us for any & all of your lawn maintenance needs.

FREE Estimates Steven

(250) 927-4422 Ask about our Seniors’ Discounts

PROPANE TANK EXCHANGE HERE!

➤ Exchange a tank less than 10 years old for a new, $ 49 filled tank for ... ➤ Purchase a refurbished tank, filled $ 08 .........................

25

s Bar ntre Ga ox e C n e Asp Com Comox Aspen Road, 699

57

Full serve gas at self-serve prices

A RUGBY RODEO Using a somewhat unorthodox tackling technique, Logan Munroe-Graves of Mark Isfeld Secondary hitches a ride on Harley Trenholm of Carihi Secondary, during last Thursday’s high school rugby game in Campbell River. The home team held on for a 7-5 victory. PHOTO BY PAUL RUDAN / BLACK PRESS

editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Junior golfers do well Record Staff Local competitors turned in good scores at a Zone 6 junior golf tournament held Sunday, April 22 at Crown Isle in Courtenay. Aaron Crawford (Pheasant Glen) took top spot for the boys with 70, four strokes better than Greg Palmer (Alberni). Terran Berger (Glacier Greens) was the top local, finishing in a four-way tie for fourth with 77. Alex Webber (Crown Isle) was right behind with 78. Also shooting well for the boys were Matthew Irvine (Crown Isle) 81, Justin Mirabelli (Crown Isle) 82, Spencer McDougall (Crown Isle) 84, Nick Crookall (Crown Isle) 84, Matthew Perry

(Glacier Greens) 86, Thomas DeLaRey (Glacier Greens) 89. Shirin Anjarwalla (Nanaimo) won the girls side with 78, three up on Sarah Nishide (Pheasant

Glen). Abigale Rigsby (Crown Isle) was was a close third with 82 followed by McKenna Fox (Crown Isle) 83, Emma Rigsby (Crown Isle) 88 and Megan Ratcliffe (Crown Isle) 91.

INVENTORY CLEARANCE Wood ood Stoves Gas Fireplaces Inserts Barbecues We don’t want to count it, so we’re having a Blowout!

4 Ton Porta Power

13995 $ 15995 $ 12995 $ 9995 $ 22995

Reg. 159.95 ...............................................

10 Ton Porta Power

$

Reg. 179.95 ...............................................

3 ½ Ton Floor Jack With Quick Lift. Reg. 149.95 ....................

ATV Floor Jack

Reg. 119.95 ......................................................

20 Ton H Frame Press Reg. 249.95 ..............................................

St 0 Storage Units Available from $30

Since 1961

250-334-3621 Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm

To protect your driving comfort and to keep your air conditioning blowing cold, have it serviced by our qualified technicians

System Recharge Check for Leaks from...

10995

$

Service Hours: M-F 8-5:30 S 8-5 • DLR 7478

Ken & Bev

250-338-7666 3573 South Island Highway • Courtenay 1 Mile South of Wal-Mart

plus tax

RICE TOYOTA COURTENAY 445 Crown Isle Blvd., Courtenay 250-338-6761 Toll Free: 1-800-915-9168 www.courtenaytoyota.com

on selected items

741 McPhee Ave., Courtenay

Air Conditioning Service

Real Toyotas Deserve Real Toyota Parts.


SPORTS

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Test helps

Hard work pays off The Rhythmic Gymnastics team is just one of many active Special Olympics sports teams in the Comox Valley. Members of the Rhythmic Gymnastics team learn routines using either a ball, hoop, rope or ribbon and perform these routines to music. All five team members have worked hard practising skills with the different apparatus and memorizing their routines. Recently, three members of the team competed at the regional

level in Victoria. Both Katie Flint and Marie Koop left proudly sporting ribbons for four different routines and both earned second place overall in their divisions. Danya O’Hara won three ribbons and earned third place overall in her division. Special Olympics offers athletic opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities. If you’re a fan of diversity, you’re a fan of Special Olympics. – Comox Valley Special Olympics

B15

Continued from B13

DANYA O’HARA, HEIKE Wilson, Marie Koop and Kerri Denniger show some of the equipment they use in their rhythmic gymanstics routines. Missing from the picture is Katie Flint.

sports organizations, including the National Football League, Indianapolis Racing League, Formula 1 Racing, and several National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball teams. Baseline Tests are required by all players in the National Hockey League. The ImPACT baseline testing will be available by appointment only at the Joint Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Center, 310 Eighth St., beside Shoppers Drugmart in downtown Courtenay. Preregistration is required, by calling 250-331-1200. Please call for additional information. – Joint Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Center

WƵďůŝĐŶŽƟĐĞ͗ƌŝƟƐŚŽůƵŵďŝĂhƟůŝƟĞƐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ FORTISBC ENERGY UTILITIES INTEND TO AMALGAMATE NATURAL GAS SERVICE IN B.C. AND IMPLEMENT COMMON RATES On April 11, 2012, the FortisBC Energy Utilities applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission to amalgamate their natural gas utilities across the province and to implement common rates and services across their service areas starting January 1, 2014. Currently, FortisBC Energy Utilities is made up of three separate natural gas companies, operating in six service areas. The companies have their own services, service agreements (tariffs) and rates. If approved, the application would combine the three companies into one, under a single tariff, with common rates for the various regions. This Application has different implications for customers in each service area. If approved, customers in the Vancouver Island and Whistler service areas will see rate decreases, while customers in the Lower Mainland, Columbia, Inland, and Fort Nelson service areas will see an overall rate increase. PUBLIC REVIEW PROCESS The Commission is initiating a review of FortisBC Energy Utilities’ Application. To view the timetable for this hearing and the Application go to www.bcuc.com select “Current Applications” under “Quick Links” and scroll to “FEU Common Rates, Amalgamation and Rate Design.” HOW TO GET INVOLVED If you wish to participate actively in the review process, you may register as an Intervener or an Interested Party with the Commission Secretary in writing, using the contact information at the end of this notice. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the general public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website. If you wish to attend the Public Workshop or the Procedural Conference please register with the Commission Secretary using the contact information at the end of this Notice. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER For more information please contact Ms. Alanna Gillis, Acting Commission Secretary at Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com or using the Commission contact information.

WORKSHOP FortisBC Energy will explain the Application and answer questions. Date

Time

Location

Monday, April 30, 2012

9:00 am

Commission Hearing Room 12th Floor, 1125 Howe Street Vancouver, BC

PROCEDURAL CONFERENCE The Commission will consider the regulatory process to review the Application. Date

Time

Location

Friday, June 15, 2012

9:00 am

Commission Hearing Room 12th Floor, 1125 Howe Street Vancouver, BC

VIEW THE APPLICATION The Application and all supporting documentation are available on the Commission’s website on the Current Applications page (www.bcuc.com) and on the FortisBC website (www.fortisbc.com). If you would like to review the material in hard copy, it is available at the locations below: FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Head Office 16705 Fraser Highway Surrey, BC V4N 0E8

FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Kelowna Office 1975 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V7

FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Victoria Office 320 Garbally Road Victoria, BC V8T 2K1

FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Fort Nelson Office 3901 Nahanni Drive Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0

British Columbia Utilities Commission Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3 Fax: 604-660-1102


B16

SPORTS

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Dragonflies invite newcomers to paddle with them

COMOX VALLEY DRAGONFLIES go for a row in Comox Harbour.

PHOTO BY PAUL WEED

Now is a great time to start paddling the local waters with a dragon boat team. The Comox Valley Dragonflies have begun spring practices twice a week to gear up for the upcoming dragon boat festivals this summer. This dragon boat team of men and women uses 20 paddlers to fill the boat and is inviting new or experienced paddlers to join us on Mondays and Thursdays. As long as it’s not too windy, the paddlers embark and the tiller calls, “Paddles up, take it away.” The challenge is that all paddles enter and exit the water simultaneously to keep the boat gliding smoothly on the water. Total teamwork! The CV Dragonflies

and give it a try,” a Coal Hills spokesperson said. “BMX racing will be a part of the upcoming Summer Olympics in London, England and it is a fast-paced family sport. If you have any question about our facility please feel free to call Mike Wiebe at 250-336-8382 or Tony Henderson 250-4001816 and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Our youngest riders are three and the oldest is in his 30s so no matter the age you can come and have fun.” Results from Saturday, April 21: Half tracker Carson Smith 1st, Luc Samson 2nd, Emily Bews 3rd, Sasha Woldnik 4th, Nathan Cox

5th, Bubba Paddock 6th, Nicholas Bews 7th Moto 2 Addicus Bird 1st, Tiana Fretz 2nd, Haley Tufts 3rd Moto 3 Alex Grecht 1st, Aiden Grecht 2nd, Quinn Webber 3rd Moto 4 Todd Martin 1st, Aiden Webber 2nd, Taylor Fretz 3rd Moto 5 Aleasha Wiebe 1st, Alison Grecht 2nd, Tianna Fretz 3rd Moto 6 Cole Smith 1st, Sam Johnson 2nd, Caylus Martin 3rd Moto 7

Mathew Simard 1st, Evan Yaretz 2nd, Lukasz Kuzma 3rd, Arlend Berry 4th, Blake Stewert 5th Moto 8 Xylus Martin 1st, Sean Queenan 2nd, Macklin Johnson 3rd Moto 9 Josh Deroeven 1st, Aerin Queenan 2nd, Aiden Kearns 3rd Moto 10 Aden Grecht 1st, Quinn Webber 2nd, Austin Paddock 3rd Moto 11 Samuel Kuzma 1st, Logan Bell 2nd, Euan Henderson 3rd Moto 12 Alex Grecht 1st,

CASH

FOR SCRAP

GEORGIA GIA ST STRAIGHT TOWING

is paying top dollars for your scrap metal and cars y s Please call for a quote on what your scrap is worth today!!!!! ncttual Our drivers are bonded, courteous and punctual. PPlease call 250-218-2520 ask for Bill

Serving the Valley & Northern Island since 2003

Tyson Tufts 2nd, Hayden Fieret 3rd Moto 13 Aiden Webber 1st, Yuriah Kaska 2nd, Zackery Fieret 3rd, Alison Grecht 4th, Taylor Fretz 5th, Nathan Simard 6th.

Tree Removal • Wind Firming • Brush Chippingg Dangerous Tree Removal • Stump Grinding Hedges and Tree Pruning • Bucket Truck and Chipper Land Clearing and Excavating

Customer Satisfaction is our TOP PRIORITY! YOUR RESIDENTIAL SPECIALISTS Licensed and Insured • Free Quote Denny Featherstone

250-218-0503 PARKSVILLE’S

WAKEBOARD, SKI, TUBES, WATER SPORT & FISHING GEAR CENTRE!

COME CELEBRATE OUR

ANNIVERSARY

Annual General Meeting Va n c o u v e r I s l a n d S o c i e t y for Adaptive Snowspor ts

a new water sport or are a newcomer to the Comox Valley, you may want to try dragon boating. For information and details about practices, call Christine 250338-7149 and visit our website www.cvdragonflies.ca. – Comox Valley Dragonflies

Skyline Tree Service

Young BMX riders launch season Sunny skies greeted 42 eager BMX racers from Coal Hills BMX and out of town racers from Victoria BMX and Oceanside BMX in Qualicum as they got their 2012 season underway. A partial track rebuild was done by the great volunteers and they were loved by the racers. Racing got underway with seven Half trackers ages from 3-5 started the Coal Hills season off with great racing then it was on to the girls, cruisers and boys taking their turns on the track. Anyone interested in BMX racing is encouraged to come and give it a whirl. “We practise every Monday night at 6 p.m. for both Half trackers and Full trackers so come out

have been competing since 2003 attending five to eight island festivals each season including Comox Lake, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Victoria and Comox Nautical Days. They practise year round in the beautifully painted “Stephen’s Spirit” boat in the Comox Harbour. If you’re looking for

BOAT SHOW PRICING ON ALL IN-STOCK INVENTORY

COME OUT & SEE OUR NEW LINE OF

EXCAVATORS

Saturday, April 28, from 9am-4pm

ALL MODELS OF

KUBOTA RTV UTILITY VEHICLES SEE THE VERY POPULAR

BX25! Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 pm

Come meet some of our SUPPLIERS on-site:

Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay Join us for a final season wrap up with fellow members and instructors Includes: • Photo highlights from 2012 • Refreshments All those interested in VISAS are welcomed

VISASweb.ca

and on Facebook

BBQ U B RGERS SERVED FROM 11AM ‘TIL 2PM

DOOR PRIZES! PARTS & EQUIPMENT SPECIALS

North Island Tractor 250-334-0801

3663 South Island Highway • C Courtenay

1300

SALES • SERVICE • PARTS • ACCESSORIES

250-947-9666 1300 SPRING HILL RD., PARKSVILLE

www.parksvilleboathouse.com


SPORTS

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wild scoop win

Lawn bowlers getting ready to roll

Comox Valley Wild Lacrosse PeeWee division split their home opener doubleheader against the Saanich Tigers this past weekend in Courtenay. Game one saw the Tigers win a squeaker 5-4 while the Wild rallied to a 9-8 victory in game two. The Wild scored five goals in the second period and tied the game with a dramatic goal at the buzzer by Braeden Hemingway before going into period three and clinching the win. Goalie Diego Such was a brick wall in goal and strong line changes and special teams helped the Wild to their first win of the season. – Comox Valley Wild

Opening Day is Sunday with traditional piping of players Patt Cutt Contributor

ANNIV ANNIVERSA ANNIVERSARY NN N N VER VERSARY ERSAR E RSARY S RY SA SSALE SAL SALE! E APRIL 19 - 29

LOCATIONS ACROSS THE ISLAND Check out our flyer at

➧ www.albernioutpost.com Your Outdoor Y O td Store St

#3 - 1661 CLIFFE AVE, COURTENAY

250-871-0264

THE COURTENAY LAWN Bowling greens crew is working to get everything ready for this Sunday’s Opening Day. itive numbers for you... nothing complicated just 4s and 2s in a variety of combinations. We will be hosting: 1) The Anderton Nursery Triples May 19-20 with a full complement of 32 teams and several on the waiting list; 2) A skills seminar June 2-3 with Steve Forrest, Bowls BC Athlete Development for a $40 entry fee; 3) Brazen Sportswear Scotch Doubles June 16-17 with a full complement and eight on the waiting list; 4) Some portion of the Provincial Ladies Singles July 13-14; 5) Appleby’s Restaurant Mixed Fours, Aug. 18-19; and 6) North Island/Powell River Zone Mixed Pairs Sept.

15-16. That is a lot of bowling at a very high level for those who might like to watch some of this. I do recommend actually playing as it is far more entertaining to play! Coaching sessions will be evenings during the first week of May and further inquiries may be left as messages at the clubhouse phone, 250-338-8222 or available on Opening Day this Sunday.

SPORTS Your Community.

56th Annual

Conservation

FUNDRAISER Friday, April 27th Doors Open 5:30 pm Comox Valley Sports Centre 3001 Vanier Dr.

Your Newspaper sports@

$30 / Ticket

comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD

TOLL FREE: 1-866-760-0011

B.C. Wildlife Federation’s

Tickets available at Gone Fishin’, Tyee Marine, the Fish & Game club or from Greg Lafortune 250-338-7676 Group Tables of 8 Available $240 Comes with 2 bottles of wine and an exclusive draw for group table ticket holders!

Silent Auction • Raffles • Live Auction Including Some BIG Prizes: • 4 Day Houseboat Package (donated by Waterway Houseboats) • Hunting Trip in Saskatchewan • 1 Week stay in Mount Washington Ski Chalet (donated by The 18th Hole) Co-Hosted by the Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association

on the occasion of their 75th Anniversary! SPONSORS

Courtenay Lawn Bowling greens crew, Archie Harris, Dan Bereza and Mike Kearns, is hard at work getting the green ready for another busy season. Opening Day is Sunday, April 29, starting at 2:30 p.m. Interested visitors are welcome to march around the green with the piper and witness the raising of the flag for the 17th time at this location. (23rd at Kilpatrick) at the entrance to Bill Moore Park, and roll a few bowls. Bowlers have been enjoying the bowling early this year as a few days have been warm enough to leave the “fuzzies” at home. President April Gilchrist is very pleased with the turnout for the semi-annual meeting, as several items of business had to be held over due to lack of a quorum. These meetings are important, members, we need your input. Also the committee for fundraising for the expansion of the clubhouse had very positive reports and further ideas for our share of these expenses. Games chair Peter Harding has some new formats to try out and has the green well scheduled for use in the upcoming season. Remember how I talk about tournament results being decided by the numbers? Boy, has Peter got some pos-

B17

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

MEDIA Sparwood & District Fish & Game BCWF Vancouver Island Association

IN KIND SPONSORSHIP


Wednesday, April 25, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ COMOX VALLEY RECORD

#OMOXĂ&#x2013;6ALLEYĂ&#x2013;2ECORD $EADLINESĂ&#x2013; 7EDNESDAYĂĽ%DITION 8PSE"ETx-ONDAYxxPM %JTQMBZ"ETx-ONDAYxxPM &RIDAYĂĽ%DITION 8PSE"ETx7EDNESDAYxxPM %JTQMBZ"ETx7EDNESDAYxxAM -!*/2ĂĽ#!4%'/2)%3ĂĽ ).ĂĽ/2$%2ĂĽ/&ĂĽ !00%!2!.#% &!-),9x!../5.#%-%.43 #/--5.)49x !../5.#%-%.43 42!6%, #(),$2%. %-0,/9-%.4 0%23/.!,x3%26)#%3 "53).%33x3%26)#%3x 0%43xx,)6%34/#+ -%2#(!.$)3%x&/2x3!,% 2%!,x%34!4% 2%.4!,3 !54/-/4)6% -!2).%

!'2%%-%.4

)Tx ISx AGREEDx BYx ANYx $ISPLAYx ORx #LASSIĂ&#x2122;EDx !DVERTISERx REQUESTINGx SPACEx THATx THEx LIABILITYx OFx THEx PAPERx INx THEx EVENTx OFx FAILUREx TOx PUBLISHx ANx ADVERTISEMENTx SHALLx BExLIMITEDxTOxTHExAMOUNTxPAIDxBYx THEx ADVERTISERx FORx THATx PORTIONx OFx THEx ADVERTISINGx OCCUPIEDx BYx THEx INCORRECTxITEMxONLYxANDxTHATxTHEREx SHALLx BEx NOx LIABILITYx INx ANYx EVENTx BEYONDxTHExAMOUNTxPAIDxFORxSUCHx ADVERTISEMENTx 4HEx PUBLISHERx SHALLx NOTx BEx LIABLEx FORx SLIGHTx CHANGESx ORx TYPOGRAPHICALx ERRORSx THATxDOxNOTxLESSENxTHExVALUExOFxANx ADVERTISEMENT BCCLASSIĂ&#x2122;EDCOMx CANNOTx BEx RESPONSIBLEx FORx ERRORSx AFTERx THEx Ă&#x2122;RSTx DAYx OFx PUBLICATIONx OFx ANYx ADVERTISEMENTx.OTICExOFxERRORSxONx THEx Ă&#x2122;RSTx DAYx SHOULDx IMMEDIATELYx BEx CALLEDx TOx THEx ATTENTIONx OFx THEx #LASSIĂ&#x2122;EDx $EPARTMENTx TOx BEx CORRECTEDx FORx THEx FOLLOWINGx EDITIONBCCLASSIĂ&#x2122;EDCOMxRESERVESx THExRIGHTxTOxREVISE xEDIT xCLASSIFYxORx REJECTx ANYx ADVERTISEMENTx ANDx TOx RETAINx ANYx ANSWERSx DIRECTEDx TOx THEx BCCLASSIĂ&#x2122;EDCOMx "OXx 2EPLYx 3ERVICEx ANDx TOx REPAYx THEx CUSTOMERxFORxTHExSUMxPAIDxFORxTHEx ADVERTISEMENTxANDxBOXxRENTAL

$)3#2)-).!4/29 ,%')3,!4)/.

!DVERTISERSx AREx REMINDEDx THATx 0ROVINCIALx LEGISLATIONx FORBIDSx THEx PUBLICATIONxOFxANYxADVERTISEMENTx WHICHx DISCRIMINATESx AGAINSTx ANYx PERSONxBECAUSExOFxRACE xRELIGION x SEX x COLOUR x NATIONALITY x ANCESTRYx ORxPLACExOFxORIGIN xORxAGE xUNLESSx THEx CONDITIONx ISx JUSTIĂ&#x2122;EDx BYx Ax BONAx Ă&#x2122;DEx REQUIREMENTx FORx THEx WORKxINVOLVED

#/092)'(4

#OPYRIGHTx ANDORx PROPERTIESx SUBSISTx INx ALLx ADVERTISEMENTx ANDx INx ALLx OTHERx MATERIALx APPEARINGx INx THISx EDITIONx OFx BCCLASSIĂ&#x2122;ED COMx 0ERMISSIONx TOx REPRODUCEx WHOLLYxORxINxPARTxANDxINxANYxFORMx WHATSOEVER x PARTICULARLYx BYx Ax PHOTOGRAPHICx ORx OFFSETx PROCESSx INxAxPUBLICATIONxMUSTxBExOBTAINEDx INxWRITINGxFROMxTHExxPUBLISHERx!NYx UNAUTHORIZEDxREPRODUCTIONxWILLxBEx SUBJECTxTOxRECOURSExINxLAW

!DVERTISEĂĽACROSSĂĽ 6ANCOUVERĂĽ)SLANDĂĽ INĂĽTHEĂĽĂĽBEST READĂĽCOMMUNITYĂĽ NEWSPAPERS /.ĂĽ4(%ĂĽ7%"

y

, p

,

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

,

y

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

FUNERAL HOMES

IN MEMORIAM

Patricia G. Finnie 1932 ~ 2012 Pat was born June 5, 1932 in Hotchkiss, Alberta and passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2012. She was predeceased by her daughter Cindy and will be lovingly remembered by her family, husband Lloyd, children; Debra Reader, Douglas Reader, Tamara (Manny) Reiger, stepchildren; Heather (Bill) Cannell, Craig (Susan) Finnie, Carol (David) Finnie, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 27 at 1:00pm at Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church, 2963 Lake Trail Rd., Courtenay. Donations may be in lieu of flowers to the charity of donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Toneff Funeral Services.

Lloyd Usher Peacefully passed away April 17, 2012 at Glacier View Lodge Courtenay, BC. Born March 23, 1917 in Balcarres, Saskatchewan. Lloyd and his brother Ben were successful Saskatchewan wheat farmers. Always ready and willing to lend a helping hand. They are missed by all who knew them. A special thank you to all the caring staff and volunteers at Glacier View Lodge for their loving and skillful attention to all of Lloydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs.

Funeral Services 250 338 4463 â&#x20AC;&#x153;where your family comes firstâ&#x20AC;?

DEATHS

www.comoxvalleyfunerals.com George John Malboeuf The family of George Malboeuf announces with great sadness the sudden passing of George on April 17, 2012. George was born on August 15, 1915 in Daysland, Alberta. Predeceased by his first wife Viola, and infant daughter, Angela. Survived by his second wife Annie, his children Wayne, Carol, Tom, Dave (Jane), Heather and Diane. He was the proud grandfather of four grandsons, James (Danielle), Kadin, Rylan and Tyler. Also one great granddaughter Desiree, and two great grandsons, Evan and Dylan. In his younger years, he farmed before moving to the Comox Valley with his first wife in 1950. He worked in forestry for many years until he took a position with the Department of Highways, where he worked for 30 years. He spent countless hours in his garden. He enjoyed the hobby of wood working and carpentry. He enjoyed dancing. At a dance he met Annie and they were later married. George loved his children and his grandchildren and was proud of all of their accomplishments. A celebration of life will be held at Piercyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mt. Washington Funeral Home on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 2:00pm with a reception to follow. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children would like to thank the staff on First Floor Inpatient at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital for the excellent care and compassion given to him and us during his last few days. We will miss you Dad.

0)%2#93 ^-47!3().'4/.   

I do not ask for miracles, but today just once would do to have the front door open and see you walking through. Sadly Missed, Love Mother

DEATHS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRATT (Nee Stogdill) Christobel

CARDS OF THANKS

on April 17th, 2012. She leaves to mourn Ron and his direct family, and her children Chuck (in Kuwait), Judy (husband Rob, Comox), Michael (wife Mary-Anne, Chicago) and her sister, Mary (in Blenheim,Ont.) Also 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

THANK YOU The family of Adrien Breault would like to thank friends for their cards, ďŹ&#x201A;owers, home cooking and kind words, sent after his passing on April 12/2012. Special thanks to Norman, David and Chelsea, Margaret and Laurie who were comforting and so helpful at this stressful time. Thanks also to V.I.H.A and hospital staff at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Joan Breault

Our mother loved life, her music, her dogs, her garden and her books. No funeral at her request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Comox SPCA or St Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Comox. On behalf of our family, special thanks to all who touched her life!

Thank You. The family of Ian Forbes would like to thank friends for their cards and ďŹ&#x201A;owers sent after Dads passing on Easter Sunday. A special thank you to all the doctors, nurses, care aids, housekeeping staff and volunteers at the Views at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. Your devoted care of Dad and all of your compassion shown over the last 4 1/2 years is greatly appreciated. You all must be commended for all you have done for Dad and all other residents at the Views. You were all part of his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Familyâ&#x20AC;?. Thank you, the Forbes Family.

250-334-0707

www. comoxvalleyfuneralhome.com

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LEGALS

LEGALS

VAN DER MARK Patricia Anne nee (Lough)

CITY OF COURTENAY

CONSTRUCTION

81 years

Survived by son Stanley Raymond Van Der Mark (Jean Elisabeth Van Der Mark (nee) Human), Vance Duane Lewis Van Der Mark (Debbie Kuiack). Daughter Patrica Anne Marie Robb (Steven Rob). Also grandchildren Danu Kane, Amber Louise, Brittany Dawn, Cara Tavia, Leah Marie Van Der Mark. Kelly Ann, Alexander Steven Robb. Great-grandson Declan James Robb, son of Alex Rodd and Shuka Moosmann.

BRIAN DALE ROSS Oct 19, 1958 - Apr. 14, 2011

With profound sadness, we announce the death of our mother,

WWWPIERCYSMTWASHINGTONFUNERALCOM

On Friday, April 20 2012, at 6.29 A.M. Left us as she arrived, softly, and peacefully, surrounded by family. Pre-deceased by her sons Duane Lewis Van Der Mark, April 1955, and James Arthur Van Der Mark, March 1994 and husband Harry George Van Der Mark, November 1998. Also sisters; Millicent B. Lough (nee) Rostetter, Albert S. Lough, and Jane E. Lough (nee) Delahunt, Lebarge and grandson Ryan Gyles Van Der Mark, January 1982.

In Loving Memory of

A memorial gathering will be held at Glacier View Lodge 2450 Back Road, Courtenay at 1:30 pm Friday April 27, 2012.

LERWICK ROAD BETWEEN RYAN ROAD AND MALAHAT DRIVE

COMING EVENTS

TrafďŹ c Delays

RYAN ROAD

B18

LERWICK ROAD

On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012, the City of Courtenay Public Works Division will begin installing a water main along Lerwick Road between Ryan Road and Malahat Drive. The duration of the work will be two days, weather permitting.

IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of JACK MCNAUGHTON November 14, 1923 April 25, 2008

Pat was born July 1, 1930 in Ottawa, Ontario. Married Harry George Van Der Mark; later moved to the Comox Valley in 1995. Pat was friends to many, enjoyed her social life at the Comox Valley Seniors, playing Euchre, as well as doing ceramics, and having tea and chatting. Also enjoyed helping at the Four Squares Soup Kitchen.

To facilitate this work, interruptions to vehicular traffic flow will be experienced. Lerwick Road will be limited to single lane traffic with intermittent road closures between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the days of construction. To avoid delays, motorists are advised to please use alternate routes if possible.

An understanding heart, An intelligent mind, We miss you Dad, You were one of a kind.

Her greatest pleasure was being with her grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at Northgate Four Square Church 1640 Burgess Road, Courtenay BC. Friday, April 27 2012, at 2:00 P.M.

Questions regarding this project can be directed to the Public Works Division at 250-338-1525. The Public is thanked in advance for their cooperation and patience during the construction times.

Your Family XOXO

Donations to the Four Square Soup Kitchen 1640 Burgess Road, Courtenay BC, would be appreciated.

Rick Sheldon, Water Foreman

Loved & Remembered Always,

WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassiďŹ ed.com

CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901 MARK ISFELD SECONDARY PRESENTS... Interactâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction to support the Tegucigalpa Market Children Program! Thursday May 10th, Doors open @ 5pm with dinner at 5:30pm Tickets available at the ISFELD OFFICE & THE MEDICINE SHOPPE $20 for adults $15 for kids Enjoy a night of local cuisine, entertainment, and auction items to create a future for market children!


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMING EVENTS

PERSONALS

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

BC ARTS and Culture Week is on until the 28th! Find out what’s going on in your community and schools at www.bcartsweek.org/events

AL-ANON - if you’re concerned about someone’s drinking? Contact 1-8884ALANON (1-888-425-2666)

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Call day or night. 250-338-8042

HAPPY THOUGHTS

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.

TO: Quinn Sanderson Happy Birthday. Your Daddy and family loves you and always will! We miss you and will never give up being your family! If you meet this beautiful boy please tell him his Daddy loves him and misses him. Help get co parenting Into Canadian law! It should be a norm not a dream. It is what is best for our children!

SPRING SPECIAL! Stiff? Sore? Stressed out? Relax and unwind with Nicole. Sensuous massage for the discriminating gentleman. Located in Comox. Call (250) 3394104 or visit www.cvmassage.com

INFORMATION

to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Day Camp Assistant Supervisor & Day Camp Leaders Wanted 2012 Summer Day Camp

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Previous experience and Standard First Aid required.

The Town of Comox invites written applications for the position of Equipment Operator.

Starting June 18th • 40 hours/week. Please submit resume to:

Kinnikinnik Child Care Centre

For complete details, please go ot our website at: www.comox.ca and click on Employment Opportunities.”

PO Box 310, Lazo, BC, V0R 2K0 Fax: 250-339-8083 Deadline: April 30

A local Medical Clinic is looking for an immediate hire for a

Part-time Registered Nurse

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

to join our team.

ROCKING HORSE Lic. Fam. Childcare (Aspen school area, Comox) Call (250)890-0197.

This fast paced clinic is looking for the right candidate to possess general nursing experience, as well as have excellent inter-personal skills, and have the ability to multi-task.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

LOCAL LOGGING Contractor seeking experienced Office Assistant. Needs to be proficient in Account’s Payable. Simply Accounting and Logging experience an asset. Please apply by fax to 250871-7011.

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS

bcjobnetwork.com CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

$294+ DAILY Mailing Postcards! Easy! Guaranteed Legit Work! www.ThePostcard Guru.com $20-$60/hr Using Your Computer! www.FreeJobPosition.com Overnight Cash To Your Doorstep! www.Cash GiftingBucks.com More Amazing Opportunities Visit: www.LegitCashJobs.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

We’ll take care of it. CAREER OPPORTUNITY Vancouver Island InsuranceCentres Inc. is a dynamic and expanding General and Life Insurance brokerage with 14 locations throughout Vancouver Island. We have been tailoring the insurance needs of our customers for over 100 years on Vancouver Island. VIIC is prepared to offer an excellent team-focused working environment coupled with a competitive salary and benefits package. Position Description A new opportunity exists within our Accounting department for an Accounting Clerk. The successful candidate will assist with many of the accounting functions, including Payroll and Benefits Administration. The successful candidate will also be required to perform and maintain balance sheet account analysis and reconciliation, ensuring adherence to company policies. Under the supervision of the Assistant Controller you will be required to post, review and ensure accurate input of payroll information, including final submission and journal entries. Other job duties will include the preparation and posting of monthly journal entries, along with back up to Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable clerks as needed. Qualifications: • Familiar will all facets of Accounting, including Payroll and Benefits Administration. Experience with Payworks an asset. • Intermediate ability with Microsoft Office and IT Issues. • Accurate data entry skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Good organizational skills, detail oriented and the ability to meet deadlines • A great positive attitude and be able to work independently and in a group setting • Demonstrate a willingness and commitment to grow in their career The successful candidate will be expected to pursue and complete a recognized accounting designation. If you have the education, demonstrated qualifications and a desire to be able to grow in your career, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence by May 4 , 2012 to: Sandra Munro, Assistant Controller/HR Administration Team Leader Accounting Dept. Email: smunro@viic.ca Fax: 250-338-0547. VIIC thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

If you think you would like to join this great team, please drop off a resume, with a cover letter, to Box #4496 at the Comox Valley Record. Only selected candidates will be contacted. EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

GAIN THE SKILLS. GET THE JOB.

• Birthdays • Weddings • Special Occasions •

BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Album lbum FamilyA Ph. 250-338-5811 features@comoxvalleyreco tures@comoxvalleyreco features@comoxvalleyrecord.com Deadlines: Tues. 12 noon and Fri. 12 noon

designed to prepare you for today’s rapidly changing job market.

Happy • • • • •

th

90

Birthday John

ying! Keep Fl

Computerized Business Applications Accounting & Finance Office Administration Medical/Dental Office Administration Medical/Dental Office Management

PROGRAM STARTS SOON IN COURTENAY

CALL NOW!

From your Fami Family & Friends

Funding may be available.

Quality Foods Cake Winner Wednesday, April 25th

250-338-9663

John Roxburgh Your Career Starts Here

CARS

CARS

www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

CARS

CARS

CARS

CARS

TEST DRIVE THE 2012 OPTIMA AND RECEIVE A 100 GAS CARD IF YOU BUY THE COMPETITION. See dealer for details.

2012 KIA OPTIMA LX+

2012 KIA OPTIMA EX

Very Well-Equipped White-Pearl Absolutely Stunning!

Panoramic mic Roof ni Blue Santorini

Metal Bronze on Tan Leather Must See! Must Drive!

$

25,995

PLUS!

$

750

CASH CREDIT

OP1766

OP1746

$

27,400

PLUS! PLUS!

$

7 0 750

CASH CREDIT CASH

COURTENAY KIA 1025A Comox Road Courtenay • 1-877-380-1633 • www.courtenaykia.com DL#30891

CARS

20122 KIA OPTIMA LX

OP1763

$

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

TOWN OF COMOX

We are seeking dynamic people for our

CHILDREN

ADMINISTRATION

B19

$

Wayne Grabowski GSM

GET APPROVED NOW! CALL FROM ANYWHERE IN BC: 1-877-398-2375

28,400 Daniel Earl

Sales & Fleet Specialist

PLUS!

$

750

CASH CREDIT

Ryan Grabowski Darren Lloyd-Jones Loretta Lafortune Sales Specialist

Sales Specialist

Finance Specialist


B20

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

TRADES, TECHNICAL

AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

LA CABANA de MARCOS Mexican restaurant is hiring cooks (Mexican food) 3+ yrs of exp., F/T $2,850/mth. E mail resume Cabana@shawbiz.ca fax 250-871-2509

SUNNYDALE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB is now accepting applications for serving staff. Positions are seasonal, and applicants must have food safe level one and serving it right. Apply in person with resume Tuesday through Sunday at the Sunnydale clubhouse 5291 North Island Hwy Courtenay. Golf experience not mandatory, but an asset.

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103, john@raidersconcrete.com

HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com The BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences (BC CAHS) based in Campbell River, BC, invites applications for the full time position of Laboratory Manager Our ideal candidate will possess a minimum BSc in addition to lab and quality management experience. This posting closes May 18, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. For a full job description and application details please visit our website at http://www.cahs-bc.ca /careers DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

LOOKING FOR a Class 1 Roll Off Driver, experienced preferred. Starting wage $18 to start with raise soon after training completed. Please call Brad at 250-334-9559.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853 THE ONE and only Harley Davidson Technician Training Program in Canada. GPRC Fairview Campus. 15 week program. Current H-D motorcycle training aids. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

Looking for a NEW job? www.bcjobnetwork.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FARM WORKERS CERTIFIED Organic Vegetable Farm hiring for the 2012 growing season. Individuals must be motivated, team players who are interested in growing high quality organic food. This fast paced physical job includes planting, weeding, harvesting, and packaging etc. Email resume to: patfarm@telus.net , or call 250-337-8738

HELP WANTED BAMBOO GARDEN is hiring cooks (Chinese cuisine), 3+ yrs of experience, full-time, $2850/month plus benefits. Please contact Dave at 250-871-8808 or email dave.dinh@century21.ca. 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 preferred. Good attitude a must. Please forward resume with references to officejob@shawbiz.ca DAVE LANDON FORD requires a licensed auto tech or skilled 2-4 yr apprentice to join our team. Industry wages and benefits package available. Please send resume to dlsales@telus.net. EXPERIENCED SERVICE Provider for Chrysler dealership in Salmon Arm. Strong customer satisfaction skills. Able to work in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage/ benefit package. Fax resume 1-250-832-4545. E-mail: pat@brabymotors.com HAIRSTYLIST WANTED at Eden Street Salon and Day Spa. Are you looking for a place where you will be appreciated and you can flourish? We are the right place with a mature business and strong leadership looking for you! Must have internal motivation to provide exceptional customer service and a great team player! Apply in person with resume to 2701 Eden Street, Campbell River. 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. Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 TCP WITH Valid Ticket and reliable transportation. Come be a team player with us. Please fax resume to: (250)339-6305.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Full-Time Available Immediately

Auto Service Advisor/Writer

We are a fast paced, full service automotive repair facility. We are looking for a dedicated, honest, hard working individual with proven problem solving ability. Suitable applicants will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, good phone etiquette and a winning attitude. A good automotive knowledge base and appreciation for customers is key. We offer a very competitive compensation package including benefits, profit sharing and employee discounts.

Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please apply in person to:

Canadian Tire

278 N. Island Highway, Courtenay

LEVEL 1 or 2 Auto plan agent required. Apply with resume to Sussex Insurance inside Superstore, Courtenay. MARKET CO-ODINATOR, P/T, Comox Valley Farmers’ Market On-site most Saturdays; with some Wednesdays or offsite possibilities. Strong communication & interpersonal skills and tow vehicle a must. Food Safe & basic first aid an asset. Email resume to: marketmanager@comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com or mail to: Box 3301, Courtenay, V9N 5N5 Newcastle Timber Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: experienced Grapple Yarder Operator. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

NEWSPAPER

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed RTE# 547 Queenish Trailer Park, Glacier View Dr. & Saseetla Rd. RTE # 492 Suffolk Cres & Idiens Way SUSTITUTE FOR in East Courtenay RTE # 370 Griffin Dr., Flicker, Finch & Thorpe Ave. RTE # 380 Evergreen, Mantle, Thorpe & 9th StE. RTE #395 Evergreen, View, Elcee, Washington & 6th S. & E.

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

Comox Valley Record Hours: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY RELIEF JANITOR P/T janitorial position required for evenings & weekend work, 5 days or more. Must have own transportation. Criminal check required. Experience an asset. Drawer# 4495 c/o Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave, Courtenay V9N 2Z7

The Comox Valley Community Capacity Initiative (Dawn to Dawn, AIDS Vancouver Island, Comox Valley Transition Society and Wachiay) Is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to obtain consultant services in support of the Comox Valley Community Capacity Initiative Project (CVCCI). The project scope includes a number of sub projects which will improve community capacity by identifying, strengthening and sustaining a collective approach to better meeting the needs of the “homeless” and” those at risk of becoming homeless” in the communities of the Comox Valley. The deliverables include facilitated focus group sessions, preparation of an assessment tool, identification of best practices and the delivery of educational workshops for agency staff. The anticipated project timeline is 12 months starting June 1st, 2012. The RFP response deadline is May 11, 2012. To obtain a copy of the RFP, please contact Rick Brown via email at risuco@shaw.ca. The John Howard Society of North Island, Courtenay is seeking a regular parttime Alcohol and Drug Counsellor for 17.5 hrs per wk. This position provides a range of assessment, referral, intervention & treatment services to youth between the ages of 13-19, who are misusing and/or dependent on substances. Please refer to the job description found on our website, www.jhsni.bc.ca for duties, responsibilities and qualifications. Submit resume to Vicki Luckman, Program Manager, 1455 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2K6; fax: 250-338-6568 or e-mail: vicki@jhsni.bc.ca by 4:30 p.m. Mon., May 7th, 2012. The John Howard Society of North Island is an employment equity employer. T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of a qualified Machinist. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 2502 8 6 - 9 5 0 2 Email: tysonlambert@tmar.com WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: tcrltd@island.net. Attn: Taso.

WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: tcrltd@island.net. Attn: Taso.

BILLY D’S Pub requires an exp’d Full Time Line Cook. Please apply in person during non-peak periods.

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

CAMPBELL RIVER

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

GARDENING

EXCLUSIVE “THINKBIG” Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/Fairview. KIEWIT IS hiring! Kiewit will be starting a project in the upcoming months in the Port Hardy area and are looking for the following: Mechanics Surveyors Carpenters Superintendents Civil Lab Technicians Send your resume to kokish@kiewit.com or fax it to 780-447-3202. LOOKING FOR an automotive paint technician to work F/T in the Comox Valley, that works well with others and is able to maintain and clean their own work space. Must have experience in automotive prep, priming, masking, spraying and polishing car bodies. Must own tools required to perform job. Waterborne experience an asset but not necessary. Reply with resume to Drawer 4494 c/o Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2Z7.

MILLWRIGHT Ritchie-Smith Feeds, Inc., an innovative leader in the BC feed industry, located in Abbotsford, BC has an immediate opening for a millwright with a 3rd class Power Engineering ticket. Previous maintenance experience is an asset. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest and resume, including references to: Operations Manager Ritchie-Smith Feeds, Inc. 33777 Enterprise Avenue Abbotsford, BC V2S 7T9 Fax: 604-859-7011 Email: rsfeeds@rsfeeds.net

SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

WORK WANTED ELECTRICIAN’S, QUALITY work at a reasonable price. Work guaranteed. 250-3378153 or 250-334-4337.

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS HERBAL MAGIC Look great for summer - 1st 9 weeks for $99. Lose weight and keep it off. Results guaranteed! Call now 1-800-854-5176.

HANDYPERSONS

DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 www.mydebtsolution.com GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

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

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY 250-650-1333 SKILLED carpenter. Licensed & certified. Free estimates, Call Doug www.suncrestholdings.ca CARPENTRY Professional. Ticketed. Residential/Commercial. Fully insured. Reliable quality work. Call Jim, (250)334-7522.

GARAGE SALES

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)

GARAGE SALES

1358 Marwalk Crescent 250-287-3939 www.crauctions.ca Ltd.

“Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967”

Thursday, April 26 » 6pm

Estate auction: 1994 diesel GMC Top Kick commercial 5 ton flat deck with aluminum deck and Hiab crane, 18' fibre form boat, 18' Crestliner boat, 2-12' aluminum boats, 9.9hp Evinrude motor, lift of cedar & fir lumber, 12' gas drive wood lathe, canopy, chain link, 3 vinyl patio doors, lawn mowers, garden tools, 4 new JASON alum. racing rims, many tools, quad tires, large theatre speaker, Check out our new and used restaurant equipment, fridges, pool table, tables for full ad. & chairs, dressers, bedroom suites, coins, stamps, new jewellery, website, Viewing: Wed. 9-5 new bongo drums, guitar, too much to list. & Thurs. 9-6 Terms Cash, Visa, M/C, = • SAME DAY REMOVAL • CLOSED TUESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

RENT A TABLE Sell your toys, collectibles, antiques... SATURDAY, APRIL 28 • 11-3 Ecole au Coeur de l’Ile in Comox behind the fire hall off Noel

$10/ a space $5/ for kids selling kids items Free space for a good cause BOOK NOW! gwen@gmonnet.com

RAFFLES • FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES CONCESSION • BAKE SALE

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

PAINTING 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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

* Green Waste

Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668

ELECTRICAL

Licensed, Government Approved, Canadian Company.

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

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

ELECTRICIAN. Small jobs to new construction. B Connected Electrical. 250-792-2168. www.bzzzt.ca

www.debtgone.ca

DEMELO LANDSCAPING

*Residential Cleanups *Household

NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR DEBT? Need STRESS relief? One easy payment makes that possible!

LANDSCAPING

CLEANING SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Call FREE 1-877-220-3328

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

SAND/GRAVEL/TOPSOIL DUMP SITES WANTED Clean Fill Available 250-334-6734

PETS LIVESTOCK LAYERS, DAY OLDS, Meat Bird, Turkeys, ORDER NOW! Also GMO free chicken feed & supplies. Ask about our free delivery. Black Creek Farm & Feed 250-337-8922

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE UNDER $100 FOLDING WORK Bench (new) $12. 4’ and 5’ Bifold Doors $6 each. 250-339-5065

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


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

y

B21

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

FUEL/FIREWOOD

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

DUPLEX/4-PLEX

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

“Beautiful Dry Firewood” Comox Valley’s largest firewood producer offers legally obtained firewood from private land. Thank- you for supporting your local small business. Ph. Bill 250-337-8299 cell 250-897-8101

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991.

COURTENAY. BILL Moore Pack area. Duplex in excellent condition with Mother in Law suite. 2 bed 1 bth up , 1 bed 1 bath down. Includes all appliances $242,000. Open to offers 250-941-2203 or 250-6506264 cell

COURTENAY- 2 bdrms, reno’d, sunny, lovely mtn view, elevator, balcony. No pets! N/S. $795. (250)336-2558.

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.

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

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.

FURNITURE ROSEWOOD DINING set, with 4 chairs. $800. obo. (250)338-4427, leave msg.

DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. E-Z ELECTRIC lift chair used only four months. Like New $600.00 call 250-339-6858 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

GARAGE SALES COURTENAY St John’s Parish 4th ANNUAL PLANT SALE Saturday 28th 10am - 1pm 579 5th Street Annuals, perennials, shrubs, small trees, herbs, some indoor plants, homemade cards & gift items. 250-338-4466

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

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCED grower seeking the right licence. 250-897-6613

REAL ESTATE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

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

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

LOTS LOT FOR SALE in Desirable Old Orchard area, Courtenay. $239,000. (250) 338-9981 or 7773rd@hotmail.ca

APARTMENT/CONDO

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Apartments•Condos•Suites 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 44-1535 Dingwall Rd 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P 4 appl. $795/mth Avail. May 1st 1130B 2nd Ave 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. $775/mth Avail June 1st

APARTMENT/CONDO

GREAT LANDLORD wants great tenant. Clean 2bdrm, W/D, storage, huge fenced yard. Central. 250-335-1599.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

COUSINS RD. Shop/Warehouse space. 2250 or 1200 sqft. Zoned I-2, 3 phase power & high ceilings. Available soon 250-703-1644/338-7476 evs.

350 SQ. ft. 2nd floor office or studio, 5th & Cliffe, Courtenay, $375 + HST. 250-335-0351. 485 SQ. ft., retail or office, 5th & Cliffe, Courtenay, $700 mo total rent + HST 250-335-0351

SPACE FOR LEASE - Shop with hoist. - 1 1/2 acre fenced lot. - Office with sales lot CONTACT: Ken at Ace Central for additional information 250-338-7666

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT $1100./MO. 3-BDRM home on Royston Rd. Large lot, F/S, NS/NP. Ref’s. (250)338-6689. E. COURTENAY, 3-4 bdrm duplex, beautiful mountain/ocean views, W/D, 5 appls, June. 1, $1200 mo, 250-898-1384, 250-650-2420. FANNY BAY, furn’d 2 bdrm house with carport on a treed lot, quiet, N/S, N/P, $800 mo. Call 250-335-1300.

HOMES FOR RENT

MEICOR REALTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC.

“YOUR Apartment, Condo and Townhouse Rental Experts” APARTMENTS

PARK PLACE

BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

BROIL KING Signet BBQ - 3 tube burners, rotisserie. 18 month old. $425 O.B.O 250-898-4683

FOR SALE BY OWNER

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

BOOMERS/ ZOOMERS. 1826 sq.ft. One level. Luxury Townhome! $349K. 1(250)757-8429

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

www.advancedpm.ca

250-338-2472

APARTMENTS / CONDOS POPULAR PLACE

You will love this 2 bdrm main level entry condo, updated top to bottom. New kitchen & bath, custom cupboards, slate tile in kitchen & bath, new carpet, new trim, tons of storage & more... A fantastic layout in great, well maintained building! $800/month; avail June 1

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; $800/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

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; immediate possession

HOMES

SCOTT ROAD COTTAGE

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

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; $1400/month; pets may be considered w/ deposit; avail May 1

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 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; $825/mo; immediate possession

NOW OFFERING STRATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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

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.

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

RYAN COURT

RUTHERFORD MANOR 1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay 2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references req’d.

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

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave.

BEECHER MANOR

VANRIDGE MANOR

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.

1045 Cumberland Road, Courtenay

123 Back Road, Courtenay

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.

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

Call 250-334-9717 to view

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.

Call 250-703-2570


B22

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

STORAGE

AUTO FINANCING

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

PUZZLE NO. 606

SUITES, LOWER COMOX, 1 bdrm (new), great location, near Filberg Lodge, 6 appls, fireplace, June. 1, $850, N/S, N/P, 250-890-2042.

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 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 CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, carport, N/S, No pet. Avail. May 1 - $1050/mth

COURTENAY 1 b/rm daylight basement apt., close to downtown. $800/mo incl. utilities. Avail. May 1st. 250-331-0630 COURTENAY- CLEAN, quiet bachelor. $650 inclds W/D, hydro, cable & int. Close to town NP/NS. May 1. 250-334-7504. COURTENAY, COZY legal suite, 1 bdrm, 2 appls, private entrance, carport, shared hydro, N/S, refs req’d, $750 mo, avail now. Call 250-871-5755.

SUITES, UPPER ROYSTON - 2 Bdrm, main floor, roomy, waterfront house, greenhouse, lg patio, N/S, N/P $1100/mo + utilities. Avail. May 1. 335-0133 or 338-8017

TOWNHOUSES

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 14-1335 13th Street 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls, $750/mth Available May 1 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. UNION BAY- cozy 1 bdrm cottage. Furn’d or not. 5 appls hydro incld. NS/NP. $800. Call (250)335-3063.

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

taegan.is@gmail.com COURTENAY, 2426 Rosewall Cres. 11’ x 16’, lrg windows, separate door, security , grd level entry, $425 mo. Avail. April.1. 250-334-1080. DOWNTOWN COMOX: Office space to share with a clinical therapist. Could be on an “as needed” basis. Appropriately furnished, small group space a possibility. Please direct replies to: Box #4493 c/o Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, BC, V9N 2Z7

SHARED ACCOMMODATION COURTENAY - Sm bedroom in four b/rm house, $400 incl. utilities. Suit very quiet older male. Call Tim 897-3916 P.M

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS! Call 310.3535

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

1-800-910-6402 www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557 WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in April, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1995 35’ Georgie Boy Swinger motorhome with lots of extras. $14,000 obo. 250-616-4129

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. 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.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

BIG FOOT Sightings! New 2012 Big Foot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units incl. 2 bdrm, 2 bath units, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. Rents from $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. Immed - $725/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE newer 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouses, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $800/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 LORELEI APTS Bachelor &2 bdrm avail., 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, adult orient. N/s, No pets. Avail. May 1 $500 & $650/mth BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bdrm townhouse, 4 appls, patio, new paint & flooring, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $725/mth ASPEN WYNDE patio home, 2 bdrm & den area, 2 bath, 6 appls, garage, N/S, No pets. Adult oriented. Avail. May 1 - $1,100/mth BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 4 appls, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $725/mth FIVE OAKS VILLA 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, recently renovated, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $800/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 3 appls, balcony, storage, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $850/mth SOUTHVIEW MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water incl, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $600/mth SOUTHVIEW MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water incl., balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $650/mth COURTENAY, 2-3 bdrm, newer townhouse in quiet complex, over 1700 sq ft + rec room. Avail May 1, $1300 mo. Call 250-218-5608.

WILDERNESS 5TH wheel 25 ft, 2 door model, springs raised, new hot water tank, A/C, furnace. $3,500. Always kept under shelter. Great shape. Ph 250-339-9293, cell 250-897-8194

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.

MARINE BOATS SPRING CLEANING Sale, 1995 - 21 ft Larson with cuddy, new motor and leg, lot’s of extras, selling due to health reasons. On Craig’s List #2884092018, $14,000. Call 250-650-4838.

Copyright © 2012 by Penny Press

ACROSS 1. 5. 8. 12. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 25. 26. 27. 28. 30. 31. 35. 36. 38. 39. 40.

Bark cloth Bright Did the butterfly Mellow Film about Damien, with “The” Grippe Ricelike pasta Hold together Edible root Scientist’s place California flag figure Scarfed down Tibia Intoxicating drink Welcome mat Morsel for Black Beauty Confiscate View Unmitigated Spasm “____ Bonds Today?” Thin Cloth rib One billion years

43. 44. 45. 48. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 57. 58. 59. 61. 63. 64. 66. 67. 68. 71. 73. 74. 75. 76. 81.

Alternatively Touch Straw beehive Sturgeon delicacy Stalemate Mire Geological period “____ Alive!” Slippery one Modify “____ the fields we go . . .” Leash for Dobbin Custard dessert Irritate Spear Vain man Hole-making implement Coats with a dull finish Pause Apex Small whale Poetic before The whole shebang Personal magnetism Clever remark

82. Clean erasers 84. “Who ____ Seen the Wind?” 85. Careen 86. Grate stuff 87. Came apart at the seams 88. Room addition 89. Fairy-tale meanie 90. Originally called 91. Vessels 92. Whimsical 93. Cyrano’s feature

12. 13. 14. 24. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 37. 39. 41. 42. 44. 46. 47. 49. 51. 56. 57. 58. 60. 62. 63. 65. 67. 68. 69. 70. 72. 73. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 83.

Culture mediums Ensemble Plaintive poem Thin Sesame seed Jet hotshots Part of REM Mountain ridge Assistance Vend again Orange or lemon Account Soft leather Dry watercourse Familiarize a freshman Announcement Lemon Barge Mess up Laborers Less, in music Overhead railway Lubricant “King ____” Stern Be obligated to Cave Whiteness Contemptibly small Strong guy Loomed up Forgetfulness Dean Cain role Layered rock Deeds Culinary-school graduate Ferrous element Lily type French seas Nautical direction Footlike part

DOWN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Adds Servant, in Asia Graceful creature Shortly Financially solvent Botanist’s specimen Hollow cylinder Cry audibly Inflict, as punishment Southern shrub Greater amount

ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 606

START

FINISH


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

OAK HILLS WOODCRAFT

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

European Masters Painting Ltd. the painting professionals

Big or Small We do it all Even Wallcoverings cell #250-897-6179 office #250-339-1979

QUALITY CABINETRY

AVALON DESIGN CONSULTANTS

250-334-9463

• CUSTOM HOME DESIGN • RENOVATION & ADDITION PLANNING • COMMERCIAL DRAFTING • TIMBER FRAME

SENIORS DISCOUNT FREE ESTIMATES Before

NEW • RENOVATIONS • COMMERCIAL

After

We Look Forward to working with you.

HANS LIMMER

B23

HYLAND

PRECAST INC. • Ready Mixed Concrete • Precast Products • Concrete Pumping • Gravel Products

Tel: 250-336-2412 Or 250-336-8705 4552 Cumberland Rd., Cumberland

Business of the Week

We Don’t Cut Corners We CLEAN Them! MURPHY BEDS VANITIES IN STOCK

Environmentally Friendly Options • Waterbase Finishes Personalized Service Since 1978

250-338-5885 2754 O’Brien Road (1 KM NORTH OF CV DODGE)

Residential ~ Janitorial Post Construction ~ One Time

ABOVE ALL

CLEANING Natural is the cleaning service Comox Valley Stone homeowners and business have depended on since 1993. Quartz Our screened staff are thoroughly Surfaces trained and provide our clients with professional courteous and quality work each and every time.

Heat Pumps • Plumbing • Boilers Hot Water Tanks • Sheet Metal Tankless Water Heaters Geothermal Heat Pumps • Furnaces Gas/Propane • Water Purification

250.792.1165 Certified ... Licensed ... Bonded

C&W CAMPBELL HOMES LTD. - GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Specializing in fine custom homes, additions and renovations Est. 1980 - serving the Comox Valley since 1992

Gerald Smith 250-337-5830 David Webb 250-207-0494 "HPO Licensed Residential builder"

We supply all equipment and cleaning products

NORTH ISLAND DUCT CLEANING Breath Easy and stay Healthy with clean ducts • Dryer Vent Cleaning

250.218.0286 www.northislandductcleaning.ca

250-338-9714 Peace of Mind

Credentials are Essential

Licensed • Insured • Bonded • WCB

IN STOCK-Laminate Countertops 20 COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM www.aboveallcleaning.org

SHOWROOM • 250-334-2126 #1 - 2989 Kilpatrick Avenue

PLATEAU Plumbing, Heating & Gas

"We Guarantee Your Satisfaction" RETRACTABLE Screen Solutions for doors, windows, outdoor living spaces & more . . . Russ & Winifred McKinnon

250-339-3210

www.PhantomScreen.ca

Fax: 250-337-8553

email: cwcampbell@shaw.ca

• Residential Repair & Installation • Commercial Repair & Installation • Gas Fireplaces • Radiant In-Floor Heating & Heat Pumps

Your In-Floor Radiant Heat Specialists Free Estimates Call 250-334-4988

Open Your Potential By Advertising in this space! to book ad space here contact us:

250-338-5811

homes@comoxvalleyrecord.com

HORIZON URBAN FORESTRY Complete Tree Care

Save 10% Ask about our referral program!

ISA Certified Arborist ISA Certified Tree Assessor Certified Faller

Licensed & Insured Free Quotes

250-338-3793

BOOK NOW

for spring window cleaning • Gutter Cleaning • Residential & Commercial Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Hand Wash Vinyl Siding • S.P.R.A.T. LV3 Rope Access Certification

Peter Tapley • 250-218-2084 Serving the Comox Valley


B24

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

®

FRIDAY

th

This Friday, April 27 Only!

27

B l Boneless Bone Botto Bottom Sirloi Sirloin Steaks

Hot Price!

This Friday Only!

APRIL

Tri Tip. Cu Cut from 100% Canadian beef. LIMIT TWO. TW

lb 1102 kg

Freshh Strawberries

3 packs for $5!

Coca-Cola or Pepsi Soft Drinks

Product of U.S.A., Mexico. No. 1 Grade. 1 lb. package.

Assorted varieties. 24 Pack. Plus deposit osit and/or enviro levy where applicable.. WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD LIMIT TWO - Combined varieties.

24 Pack!

From the Deli!

4 for $5!

Artisan Cookies

Signature CAFE Pizza

Herbal Essences Hair Care

Assorted varieties. Package of 24.

Assorted varieties. 500 to 690 g.

ea.

300 mL. Or Styling Products. Select varieties and sizes. LIMIT FOUR.

Become a fan of Safeway! Follow us for more recipes, how-to videos, great savings and AIR MILES® reward miles bonus offers! ®

® AIR MILES reward miles oonn the t patient paid or third-party private insurance plan portion of yourprescriptions

*

®

10

*C *Cost Cost of o a prescription that is not covered by BC PharmaCare. No coupon required. Valid on prescriptions, diabetes merchandise, insulin pump supplies and blood pressure monitors. Not valid on insulin pumps. See Pharmacy for complete details.

now earn a BONUS…

AIR MILES reward miles

®

Shop Safeway and swipe your Safeway Club Card and AIR MILES®Collector card for your chance to win! April 20 to May 3, 2012

n You carn still ea ®TM TM

Trademarks d k offAIRMILES®I AIR MILES® International Int ti lTTrading di gBV B.V. usedd under d lilicense bby LLoyaltyOne, lt O IInc. andd Canada Safeway Limited.

Prices effective at all Britsih Columbia Safeway stores Friday, April 27, 2012 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.

AIR MILES® reward miles

on your prescription transactions†

When a portion is patient paid or covered by a third-party private insurance plan. No minimum required. Excludes prescriptions covered 100% by BC PharmaCare. Limit 10 Bonus AIR MILES® reward miles per day.

APRIL 27 FRI

Prices in this ad good through April 27th.


Comox Valley Record, April 25, 2012  

April 25, 2012 edition of the Comox Valley Record

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you