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GROWS THAT WAY

Grows that Way got me in trouble the other night. I was reading it in bed and kept laughing out loud and waking my partner up. I’m long past being a young adult but the original plot, feisty characters and fresh writing kept me reading — and stifling chuckles — until the wee hours of the morning. Comox Valley author, Susan Ketchen, will launch her new book at the Muir Gallery this evening at 7 p.m.

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COME FLY WITH ME Some visitors to the West Coast Amusements midway became airborne on the Yo-Yo. The carnival’s annual visit was again located at Driftwood Mall in Courtenay. PHOTO BY MARK ALLAN

Much needs to happen before shovels Renée Andor Record Staff

Rezoning of the land slated for the new Comox Valley Hospital likely won’t be complete until the fall, according to Courtenay CAO Sandy Gray. Premier Christy Clark announced North Island College as the chosen site for the $334million new hospital last week, and said the procurement process is set to start right away with a hope to have shovels in the ground early next year. Although Gray noted council

is fairly supportive of the chosen location, he said the land must be rezoned with full public process before councillors cast their votes — which will take some time. “Procurement is one thing,” said Gray. “To go through a rezoning of this size, I’m sure you’re talking, if we’re into May now, it will be September/October before a process would be satisfied enough to get rezoning. “My guess is that they’re not going to go ahead with the purchase until they’ve got zoning.” Gray noted the process could be rushed through in two to three

months, but the City wants — just like with any project of this size such as Costco — full public consultation during the rezoning process, and the City doesn’t plan on “pushing anything onto the community over the summer.” About 10 acres of the chosen site is owned by NIC and about 2.3 acres belongs to the City of Courtenay, both of which would have to be rezoned with full public consultation, according to Gray. He also said the City “may hold back because we want to control something like design, because part of what we want to do is we

want to make sure we don’t lose the use of the property.” Council traditionally doesn’t have approval authority on institutional design, but Gray said Courtenay and Campbell River — as a $266-million hospital was announced there — sent a draft agreement to the Vancouver Island Health Authority some time ago regarding project design, adding design is a “critical issue” for the City. Gray said VIHA met with city staff Wednesday to discuss transportation and traffic issues, and ... see MEETINGS ■ A2

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Group opposes P3 for new hospital Citizens for Quality Health Care (CQHC) welcomes Friday’s announcement that the province has approved a proposal to build new hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley. In November 2008, CQHC delivered a petition to the legislature signed by over 19,000 people. That petition called for the legislature to ensure fully functioning acute-care hospitals in both communities, that our hospitals remain publicly funded and that care

be publicly delivered. Although the recent announcement was short on details, more information is available on the Vancouver Island Health Authority website. CQHC encourages everyone to review the North Island Hospitals Project at www.viha.ca/ about_viha/building_ for_health/nihp.htm. According to the Frequently Asked Questions document on that site, the new hospitals will be privately built and operated. Although there has been no

discussion about this with the citizens of the North Island, this is presented as a fait accompli. CQHC remains committed to the position that there are many compelling reasons to ensure that these new hospitals are not P3s (public-private partnership). This stand is based first on the principle that health care in Canada must continue to be publicly funded and publicly delivered, and secondly on the wealth of experience of

P3s in the U.K., Canada and elsewhere that prove that P3s result in excessive cost, deterioration of care and loss of control of decision-making. To contact Citizens

For Quality Health Care, phone 250-3384067 in the Comox Valley and 250-287-3096 in Campbell River. — Citizens for Quality Health Care

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another meeting was scheduled for Friday to discuss things like rezoning requirements, design and public consultation. Courtenay council will hear a report from city staff at Monday’s council meeting, and City staff will continue to work out the project details with VIHA, which Gray said is a good thing. “Does it create challenges, sure, but I’d rather have challenges than wishes,” said Gray. “It’s a huge economic generator, it’s a wonderful resource, it’s an opportunity for a new hospital — any community would love to have it.” According to VIHA’s website, now that the project has been approved by the Province the next step, besides finalizing consultation and transferring land ownership, is a request for qualifications. This phase of the project is expected to take three months. Once a shortlist of qualified contractors is determined the request for proposals process will begin, which will take about nine to 12 months to complete. Construction will begin immediately after a contract has been signed with the successful proponent.

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Comox Fields will continue Company busy 57 stores, including one in Comox Valley Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Despite a near closure of its stores in March, the Fields store in the Comox Centre Mall — along with others across Western Canada — will remain open. Tuesday, the company announced it was purchased by Vancouver-based FHC Holdings Ltd, from its former owner, Hudson’s Bay Company. The transaction sees 57 stores purchased across B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. “We’re absolutely thrilled, and so are all of our customers,” said Susan Abric, manager of the Comox store. “We’re really happy, and there’s going to be some positive changes.” Jason McDougall, FHC president said in a press release, “The goal is to bring in the merchandise that makes the most sense for each community we serve.” In March, Fields announced it was closing

its operations in the fall. The company shut down 26 of its stores in Ontario last month. FHC noted they considered a number of factors when determining which stores to purchase from HBC. They added once the remaining Fields stores operating under HBC close, FHC will look at opportunities to work directly with landlords to potentially continue the Fields operations in those communities. Financing for the sale was provided by Royal Bank of Canada. Abric said when the news initially came down of the store closing, customers were disappointed. “Customers were sad because we’re a unique store and there’s nothing else out there in the mall quite like us,” she noted. “But they were absolutely thrilled that we are staying (open).” Abric added there will be no job loss by the transaction. Locations on Vancouver Island that FHC has acquired in addition to the Comox location include Parksville, Port Hardy and Port McNeill. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

One man charged with armed robbery Comox Valley RCMP have one man in custody after an armed robbery late Tuesday night. Shortly after 11:30 p.m. May 1, RCMP responded to a holdup alarm at the Supreme Convenience store located on Dunsmuir Road in Cumberland. The suspect is reported to have put a gun to the throat of a female employee while demanding money. The man then departed with an undisclosed amount of money prior to the police’s arrival.

About an hour later, RCMP located and arrested a Cumberland man for the robbery. The man remains in custody at this time and will appear before a Justice of the Peace. The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. Should the caller wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. — Comox Valley RCMP

MARK R. ISFELD SECONDARY School principal Bill Village spoke at the school’s 10-year renaming anniversary ceremony in March. The school is ranked as one of the fastest-improving secondary schools in B.C. by the Fraser Institute. FILE PHOTO

Isfeld cited for rapid improvement Renée Andor Record Staff

Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School is one of the fastest-improving secondary schools in B.C., according to the annual Fraser Institute rankings. The school is one of just 14 public secondary schools in the province receiving this distinction. Isfeld school principal Bill Village said being named one of the fastestimproving schools is validation for the work that staff — and students — have done, and plan to continue. “It’s a nice recognition for the work that a lot of people have spent a lot of time with, and I think we can keep building on that,” said Village, adding, “I don’t think that this is a flash in the pan. This is a trend that

has got some longevity to it and that’s pleasing to me — it’s not just a one-off.” The school scored 7.3 out of 10 for 2011, and has received progressively higher scores since 2008 when it scored 6.1 out of 10. It ranked 53rd out of 280

“I look at these results with a degree of skepticism, but it is just another piece of data, no different than any other data we look at,” said Village. “It’s not the be all and end all but it’s something to put in the hopper with other things

I don’t think that this is a flash in ❝ the pan. This is a trend that has got some longevity to it and that’s pleasing to me — it’s not just a one-off. Bill Village

schools for 2010/2011. The rankings use indicators from data in the annual provincewide exams administered by the Ministry of Education. Village said he doesn’t believe the ranking results show the complete picture of how a school is doing.

that we look at and it’s nice that it’s positive.” Village pointed out the school’s success in not only academics, but also in citizenship, the arts and athletics during the school’s 10-year renaming anniversary ceremony in March. Tuesday, he said regard-

less of the school’s ranking by the Fraser Institute, it still has room for improvements. “Every school has its strengths and its areas to continue to work on and we’ve got lots to work on here still, but I really am pleased,” said Village. “This school is really well positioned to continue that trend. I think there’s a real momentum around this school that we’re really proud of.” G.P. Vanier Secondary School scored 5.6 out of 10 for 2011, and ranked 164 out of the 280 schools measured. Highland Secondary School scored 6.7 out of 10 for 2011 and 93 out of 280. Visit www.britishcolumbia.compareschoolrankings.org to see how B.C. schools scored. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Our snowpack high, flood risk not Comox Lake Reservoir should absorb runoff – BC Hydro Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Despite a high snowpack remaining on Mount Washington, the Comox Valley is in a good position for a low flood risk this spring, said BC Hydro’s Stephen Watson. Watson explained the highest flood risk for the area occurs more in the fall and

winter months, and not as much in the spring. “Our flood risk is mostly from mid-October through February,” he explained. “Unlike the Lower Mainland and the Interior, our (weather) systems are quite short and the Comox Lake Reservoir can absorb the flow. I don’t see any concern for flood risk.” Flooding generally occurs when high snowpacks combine with higher temperatures and/or heavy rainfall. Last week, an evacuation alert was issued for the community of Tulameen by the Regional Dis-

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Hydro, as of mid-April, the B.C. River Forecast Centre reported record or near record snowpack levels in the Upper Fraser, Nechako, Columbia, Kootenay, Peace and Skeena-Nass basins had created an exceptional flood risk in those regions. There is also an elevated flood risk along the entire length of the main stem of the Fraser River from the Robson Valley to the Fraser Valley. Watson said just like last year, he would like to see a gradual increase of warmer weather. “Ideally, we’d like to

Snowbirds making up lost time No formal public airshow this year in Comox Valley As a result of lost training opportunities due to weather, as well as an intense training schedule, there will not be a formal public Snowbirds show in the Comox Valley, confirmed 19 Wing Comox this week. Lieut. Trevor Reid, public affairs officer for the base, said in a press release the demonstration team pilots must train intensely throughout their time at 19 Wing in order to perform safely and proficiently throughout the coming airshow season. He added the public is welcome to watch the team’s training sessions from Air Force Beach east of the airport. The Snowbirds nor-

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mally fly at 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. and will be followed by a practice session by the CF-18 until 11:15 a.m. In the afternoon, the CF-18 will practise from 1:55 p.m. until 2:20 p.m. and the Snowbirds will practise from 2:25 p.m. until approximately 3:15 p.m. In the evening, two solo Snowbirds air-

crafts will practise from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. On May 5, the Snowbirds will host a public meet and greet at the Comox Air Force Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. where community members can meet members of the team and have autographs signed. Practices continue until today (Friday).

The CF-18 leave the Valley May 5 while the Snowbirds depart May 6. The Snowbirds, CF-18 and 19 Wing Comox thank the residents off the Comox Valley for their continued understanding during this period of increased aircraft activity. — 19 Wing Comox

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The more mud the merrier for ATVs Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Richard MacDonald believes the more dirt one has your face, the happier you are. MacDonald is the president of the Comox Valley ATV Club, and recently he and his club had the opportunity to take a group of youths between the ages of 12 and 18 on a ride around the Comox Lake area and left them with an exciting adventure to take back. As part of the youth delegate program last weekend of the BC Wildlife Federation’s 56th annual general meeting held in the Valley, the club worked in conjunction with the federation to host a three-hour ride beginning at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association’s clubhouse. “The ride was safe, but there was some deep water, steep hills and lots of mud,” explained MacDonald. “They absolutely had a great time. The dirtier the face, the happier the kid.” For many, MacDonald said it was the first time on an ATV, but those with previous experience were

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Federal funds announced for Comox Valley seniors Of 13 projects in riding, nine are located in Comox Valley Seniors across the nation will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). “Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,” said Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan in announcing the funding. “Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.” Thirteen organizations in the riding will receive $221,169 for their projects. Nine projects are in the Comox Valley: • L’Arche Comox Valley’s Seniors Circle will receive $15,655 to support social participation and inclusion of seniors by facilitating weekly gatherings and monthly outings for seniors with and without developmental disabilities. • Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Seniors Outing Program will receive

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It didn’t take long to relax and reach a peaceful state of mind. As thoughts strayed, I would blank them out by concentrating on the soft music emanating from a CD player in the corner of the room. Though nearly overcome by sleep several times during the hour-long session, I was aware of the practitioner’s presence. I did not receive treatment for anything in particular from Detlef Recktenwald, who has helped patients suffering from heart problems, knee pain, high blood pressure, eating and sleeping disorders, smoking and other addictions, depression and even cancer. The Comox resident is neither a physician nor a surgeon. He is a master and teacher of reiki, an holistic technique developed in Japan that increases a person’s supply of ki, or energy. Reiki practitioners

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place their hands at or near locations around the head and shoulders, abdomen, legs and feet. Energy flows from the hands and into the client’s body and energy field. The result is a deep form of relaxation, peace and well-being that taps into a higher consciousness. Recipients will feel energized. Reiki is a universal life force,” Recktenwald said. “Your life will turn to your highest benefit. Reiki is good for physical issues, mental issues and emotional issues.” Recktenwald, who hails from Germany, said spiritual help saved his life

with the medical community since being introduced to the West in the 1930s. According to a study, it improved hospital patient sleep by 86 per cent, and significantly reduced pain, nausea and anxiety during pregnancy. For more information call Recktenwald at 250339-0641 or visit sites. google.com/site/okishamanreiki. There will be a reiki circle Saturday, May 5 at 3892 Royston Rd. It includes teaching and treatments. A $20 donation is suggested for a 30-minute session. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Along with daffodils, rain and returning robins and hummingbirds, spring brings enough plant sales to satisfy the itchiest green thumbs of eager gardeners. Many of the sales such as the annual North island Rhododendron Society (NIRS) Rhododendron Sale and Truss Display this Sunday are specialized, offering a large variety of a particular type of plant raised by local growers — in this case rhododendrons and companion plants. “Most of the growers know all about their rhodos,” says Paul Wurz of Hidden Acres Nursery in Campbell River. “They know how big they get and whether they prefer sun or shade. They can give the buyer instructions to help the plant grow in a healthy way and let them know if that particular plant is prone to any diseases. Certain ones are more sensitive than others.” Arthur Ralfs, from Arthur’s Nursery in Merville who grows many specialty rhodos, says: “You won’t find species rhodos in box stores. I will have some of those for sale on Sun-

day and these particularly appeal to rhodo fanciers.” Bernie Guyader of Alpine Meadows Nursery agrees and will have a wide selection of rhodo “companion” plants for sale — along with lots of advice. “People need help when they choose,” says Guyader. “They might see a small plant and wonder why it is priced at more than a larger plant. They need to be able to talk to a grower who will explain that the plant is a dwarf that took 12 years to get to saleable size.” Roberts Smith, a Courtenay rhodo aficionado and grower, also stresses the importance of talking to growers and finding out why plants grown for our conditions and climate are more likely to thrive. To display the diversity (and whet a few appetites) the NIRS show will have a large truss display exhibiting rhodos already in bloom. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the K’ómox Band Hall with free admission and parking. — North Island Rhododendron Society

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Repairs for road A contract worth almost $400,000 has been awarded to resurface approximately two kilometres of Clarkson Avenue, between Miracle Beach Road and Maple Drive in the Comox Valley. Why this matters: • In addition to serving local residents and businesses in the Comox Valley, this road is used by many visitors who come to enjoy this special resort area of Vancouver Island and Miracle Beach Provincial Park. • Timely resurfacing increases safety and ride comfort by reducing cracks and potholes, while extending the life of the road at minimal costs. — Government of B.C.

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Cuts mostly miss Valley Erin Haluschak Record Staff

The Comox Valley has been relatively spared of the federal government’s latest cuts for public servants across Canada, who had been informed Monday that they could or will lose their jobs. About one dozen jobs could be cut from the Department of National Defence in Comox, noted Patrick Bragg, communications officer for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). Overall, PSAC confirmed since the federal budget, 11,957 PSAC members in 31 departments received notices saying they could lose their jobs, with 812 affected members in B.C. The two departments with the largest members affected in the

province are the Canada Border Services Agency at 136, and Parks Canada at 106. Bob Jackson, regional executive vice-president of PSAC, said in a statement on PSAC’s B.C. website PSAC is continuing their fightback campaign against the cuts. “We want Canadians to see that PSAC is standing up for the public services they need and for a strong economy and we want Canadians to question the direction this government is taking the country in, and its credibility as a steward of the economy,” he noted. In March, the federal government announced it could cut 19,200 public service jobs over three years in an attempt to save $5.2 billion per year. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Unionized workers settle The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1-1937 have reached agreement on a three-year contract covering unionized regional district employees at the Comox Valley sports and aquatic centres. A tentative agreement was reached in March, and was sent for a union vote on April 1, with the union recommending acceptance. The membership voted 75 per cent to ratify the agreement. The agreement runs from Feb. 1, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2015, and provides for benefit improvement in the first year, and wage increases of two per cent in the second year, and 2.75 per cent in the third year. The previous collective agreement expired Jan.

31. “There are always a few bumps in the road when negotiating a new collective agreement but the fact that 75 per cent of the membership voted in favour of the agreement tells us that both sides did a good job of negotiating this agreement,” said Rick Wangler, bargaining agent for the USW. “We are also pleased with the outcome of the negotiations,” said Debra Oakman, the CVRD’s chief administration officer. “We achieved improvements in areas such as the probation period, and the process of scheduling of work and vacation.” Approximately 73 employees are covered by this agreement. — Comox Valley Regional District

Rock and gem show back Kids love rocks. Kids of all ages. There is a natural magnetism to just bending down to examine different coloured rocks or stopping to admire the surface of a flat rock before skimming it across a smooth lake on a summer afternoon. There is a natural curiosity to know how a rock found on a hike came to look like it does. Careers are launched from the fascination of a child’s curiosity with the earth’s abundance; geologists, geophysicists, archaeologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, volcanologists, gemologists, goldsmiths, prospectors and bush rats in general. The passion for rocks, fossils, and gemstones, whether career or hobby, is what draws members to the Courtenay Rock and Gem Club and to the Parksville Rock and Gem Club. The Rock and Gem Show at the Courtenay Legion on May 5

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LUSH AGM coming Tuesday The 2012 annual general meeting of the LUSH Valley Food Action Society will be held May 8. LUSH Valley was founded in the year 2000 with the goal of seeing that community members have access to adequate, nutritious and affordable food. Over the years LUSH (Let Us Share the Harvest) has grown and changed into a diverse community organization offering educational workshops in everything from food systems, cooking skills and preserving to fruit tree pruning and container gardening. LUSH is a designated VIHA food security hub for the North Island.

This involves a local and an Island-wide food security network. This year’s AGM will feature guest speaker Rupert Downing, executive director of the Community Planning Council of Greater Victoria. Rupert has had many years working in the area of community development in government and in non-governmental organizations. Rupert’s presentation will be on what the Greater Victoria Community Social Planning Council is doing to build a sustainable food and agriculture system. The AGM will begin at 6 p.m. sharp with a potluck supper.

Rupert’s talk will begin at 6:30, ending with a question and discussion period. Elections for board of directors will follow. For more informa-

Poultry facts shared Black Creek Farm & Feed is hosting a free community seminar on May 8 at 7 p.m. for those raising (or interested in raising) poultry. A presenter from the feed supplier, HiPro (formerly Viterra), will provide information about the nutritional requirements and feeding considerations for raising laying hens, meat birds, and turkeys. He will discuss seasonal changes in their needs, including lighting requirements as well. Steve Nixon, owner of Black Creek Farm and Feed, will also be available to answer questions about coop construction options, bedding, and supplies. To reserve your seat, phone 250-337-8922 by May 7.

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Valley nurse on mission of mercy On the Mother’s Day weekend, also International Nurses Day, Mercy Ships Canada will hold a fundraiser to support the healing of west African women injured in birthing-related incidents. Comox Valley nurse Anjali Hamilton is experiencing these projects firsthand as she volunteers onboard Mercy Ships’ giant medical vessel, the Africa Mercy. The 28-year-old Courtney resident normally works as a labour and delivery nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, but has taken a hiatus to share her skills onboard the Africa Mercy as a post-operative nurse on a women’s ward. She works with patients who have undergone reparative surgeries due to birthing injuries. Without access to proper obstetric care, women in developing nations can spend days in labour before finally delivering a stillborn child. As a result, over two million women and girls worldwide develop a debilitating condition known as Vesico-Vaginal Fistula, or VVF (World Health Organization). This causes a constant trickle of urine to escape from their bodies, and they are rejected by family, friends and community. The World Health Organization has described fistulas as “the single most dramatic aftermath of neglected childbirth.” Hamilton says, “I am particularly interested in maternal health issues in Africa … I want to hear these women’s stories and walk with them a little ways on their journey towards healing.” There is nothing the nurse loved more than witnessing birth every day at St. Joseph’s hospital, but she even more eager to “see the gratitude and joy of women (in West Africa) who have not only received a physical cure, but have been released from the social stigma and exclusion that Vesico-vaginal Fistula patients often experience because of their condition.” The Mercy Ships fundraiser, Mercy for Mothers in May, is purposed to support these women, giving individuals or groups the opportunity to plan their own creative events, with no set agenda, on the Mother’s Day weekend May

NURSE ANJALI HAMILTON of Courtenay is with pediatric patients. 11 to 13. Organizer Scott Barber says, “What you decide to do for your event is up to you. Do you have a specific hobby you enjoy? Why not hold a scrapbook-

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Nurses Day fall on the same weekend seems to Mercy Ships the perfect opportunity to honour both mothers in West Africa and volunteers like Hamilton who are helping to restore lives. Canadian national director of Mercy Ships, Tim Maloney, says, “Sharing time together to celebrate these mothers as well as our nurses is a joyful thing. On behalf of the mother who cannot say thank you, we express the deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks.” Hamilton will return to Vancouver Island May 14. To register for Mercy for Mothers in May, visit the Mercy Ships Canada website at www. mercyships.ca or the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/ events/340471242670 235. Mercy Ships and the Africa Mercy provide primary medical care, relief aid and community support to the most impoverished people on earth, free of charge. Mercy Ships is an international Christian charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Following the example of Jesus, Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the poor, mobilizing people and resources worldwide. Mercy Ships Canada, one of 16 international offices, is based in Victoria. — Mercy Ships Canada

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Koreans inviting you Korean Night happens this Sunday evening from 6 to 8 at the Stan Hagen Theatre. The Korean people living in Comox Valley have come together to return to the community that have welcomed us and so generously provided much love and support in many ways. This is the very first time the Korean community is getting together with such purpose. “We have a dual mission for Korean Night — one is to share with the local community the talents that Kore-

ans have; another mission is to raise funds for the Comox Valley Food Bank, as we are aware that the needs have been greater than ever, due to the slowing down of the economy all around us, says spokesperson Young Sook West. “To accomplish this, we have gathered local Koreans with outstanding creative talents and arranged a night of musical and artistic performances called Korean Night 2012. Renowned local cellist Helena Jung is participating in this event,

Lunch at garden The Dawn to Dawn Community Garden is hosting a special event this Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. There will be a potluck lunch from noon to 1. Bring some food to share with others, and your own plate, utensils, etc. Seeds, seedlings, composted manure and heaps of garden wisdom will be exchanged. After lunch, if you’d like to stay and help in the garden, you’re asked to bring garden gloves and tools. The community garden is in the open space between Grant and Harmston at Sixth Street in Courtenay. If you are on Facebook, visit Dawn to Dawn. — Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness

as well as a team of eight Korean dancers who will perform the traditional Korean Fan Dance, led by Gloria Lee. John Rim, who is graduating from Highland Secondary this year, will display his amazing violin skills. A pianist, three guitarists, two singers and a video presentation of Korea is also part of the program as well as a group song called Arirang. There will also be a display of artworks by Fionna Chung, who drew fantastic pencil portraits of local people and master quilter Jenny Kim will display her quilt pieces titled Eco Friendly Recycled Quilt Work. Korean Night 2012 will be held in the Stan Hagen Theatre at the Comox Valley campus of North Island College. The admission for this event will be donation by audience, and all proceeds will go to the Comox Valley Food Bank. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Seating is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.

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or courage needed to mount personal obstacles. Spencer has travelled to Kenya to build schools for the Masai Mara. He plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in June. Through this effort he is raising money for water projects in Kenya, as a means to give back to communities there that are struggling with a drought. West will use a wheelchair and then a combination of willpower, arm power and two friends. Local community builder Zac Whyte was the MC for the evening. Whyte, an inspiration leader in his own right, has worked with Free the Children by co-ordinating a major project called Connecting with Kenya that raised $47,000 for Free the Children projects in Kenya. Whyte is a leader in our community known for challenging the status quo. He

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The Courtenay River estuary is where the “river meets the sea” and “a gathering place” for many species according to residents who participated in a 2011 Project Watershed survey. Although not many understand the biological dynamics, most want the estuary to remain a sustainable environment. Aquatic plants, migrating birds, fish runs, animals and others all contribute to the pleasures of living here. Last summer, 11 Project Watershed volunteers knocked on the doors of 187 estuary residents. The objective was to interview people who live and work in this area. “Our survey captured a representative sample of Valley opinions,” says Dr. Betty Donaldson, project director. A full report of the study is available at www.projectwatershed. ca. Results will be shared informally at two coffee meetings led by Donaldson and Kathie Woodley, education committee member.

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NANAIMO — Photographer William Jans doesn’t regret eating balut, an egg four days from hatching and a cultural delicacy in the Phillippines. The 20-hour bus ride the next day? Not so much. “I should have flown,” Jans said. But he chalks it up to another experience he can relate to audiences when he presents photos, videos and memories of his trip through the Philippines and China last year. His show, Off the Wall in China, is set for this Saturday in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College’s campus in Courtenay. “My misfortune is your entertainment,” Jans said. The Vancouverbased photographer travels the world, presenting his experiences in places like Africa and South America to audiences. What makes Jans’ shows unique is his willingness to experience the local culture — in Africa, he was treated to the spinal cord from a goat, which was an honour reserved for tribe leaders and guests. But he did draw the line at participating in the crucifixion festival in the Phillippines, just north of Manila. There, the devout Christians recreate the crucifixion, with volunteers nailed to crosses by participants dressed as Roman soldiers. “It really is people getting nailed to crosses,” Jans said. Like crucifixions in the first century, spectators are welcome to

inflict punishment on the crucified. It sounds gory, but Jans said it’s actually a family event. “You can buy popsicles and Spongebob Squarepants balloons,” he said. Adventuring in foreign countries is not

My misfor❝ tune is your entertainment. ❞ William Jans without risk, as Canada’s overly protective ‘elf ‘n’ safety rules are non-existent. Jans hiked up a volcano in the Phillippines — described as the ‘perfect’ volcano because of its shape — and two people on the trip ended up in hospital. He also took a trek on a holy mountain, or rather around it, as hikers clipped in to safety lines on a walk-

way made of two-byfours with a drop of 1,500 metres. “I would do that again in a heartbeat,” Jans said. He also did something completely illegal — spend the night on the Great Wall of China. A forecast storm left his chosen section of the wall deserted and he hiked for 21 kilometres alone. He chose a remote location and set up his sleeping bag for the night. Jans shares more stories from his trip to China and the Phillippines during his show Saturday in Courtenay. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show is at 8. Tickets are sold online at wrjphoto.com, at Valhalla Pure Outfitters and at the door.

THOUSANDS CROWD DOWN a tiny stairwell for a better view of the world’s largest Buddha at Leshan, China. PHOTO BY WILLIAM JANS

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Labyrinth Day this weekend

GIRL GUIDES GATHER Brownies cleaned up Lewis Park recently. In the rear are Tessa, Charlotte, and Mary, the middle row is Josie, Kim, Belle, and Erika and future Brownie Jentzen is in front.

Hornby eaglecam new The Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society (HEGPS) has brought the famous Hornby Island eagles back to the Internet. The new Hornby eaglecam made its debut April 20. Viewers watched as the eagles shared incubation duties on the nest. The audience also enjoyed new views of the surrounding area. A few days later, viewers were treated to the sight of Dad Hornby bringing a fish to Mom Hornby. To the delight of those watching, Mom then began to engage in what appeared to be the feeding of a newly hatched eaglet. HEGPS has a video of the activity from the cam stream posted at its YouTube site at www.youtube.com/ user/HornbyIslandEagl es?feature=watch.

The Hornby eagles have nested in the same tree since 1989 and have successfully fledged 20 eaglets. Their many thousands of fans worldwide have been eager to continue to follow their lives. A new cam system, mounted high in a neighbouring tree, provides viewers a new look at the eagles and their environs. The cam is a PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom), which is operated remotely. The cam placement allows viewers to see the territory in which the eagles live, all from a “bird’s eye” perspective. The cam may not provide the viewers with the extreme closeups of the prior cam, but allows for more observation of the eagles’ activities in and around their nest tree.

The new cam provides the opportunity to continue to observe and document the Hornby eagles, adding to the knowledge of their species. The new Hornby cam is available at the HEGPS website cam page at www.hornbyeagles.com/webcam.htm as well as on Ustream at www.ustream.tv/channel/hornbyeaglecam. The society’s interactive forum, www.ournaturezone.com, provides updates, photos, videos, and discussions about the Hornby eagles, as well as other wildlife topics. — Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society

At 1 p.m. this Saturday in each time zone around the world, people will walk a labyrinth to create a wave of peaceful energy moving around the planet. Join the Mystic Valley Voices at The Gardens on Anderton, 2012 Anderton Road, Comox and join in this world event. At 12:30 p.m., this popular chanting choir will lead participants in chants, and then at 1 p.m.will lead the walkers into the labyrinth. In the past, a variety of events were held at over 100 locations worldwide, including the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., churches, and even a maximum-secu-

rity women’s prison. The World Wide Labyrinth Locator, an online database, lists over 3,400 labyrinths around the world. The event at The Gardens on Anderton will be facilitated by Linda Magnuson, a certified Veriditas labyrinth facilitator. The Gardens on Anderton are operated by the Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society. Admission is by donation. For more information on The Gardens On Anderton, visit www.gardensonanderton.org. — Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society

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Planning council meeting The 2012 annual general meeting of the Comox Valley Social Planning Society will be held May 8. The society formed in the early ‘90s, the result of an inter-agency meeting of professionals, local government and community members. Its initial objective was “to develop a consolidated approach for the creation of new or improved services.” One Healthy Communities Project Report and three Comox Valley Quality of Life Reports have been produced over the years. More recently, communicating and networking through Inter-Agency Brown Bag Lunches has proven to be an effective strategy. This year’s Social Planning Society AGM will feature guest speaker, Rupert Downing, executive director of the Community Planning Council of Greater Victoria. Rupert has had many years working in the area of community development in government and in non-governmental organizations, including the Social Planning and Research Council of BC. In planning for SPARCbc’s Community Development Institute 2000, Rupert was a key supporter of the CVSPS in 1999/2000 when he was with BC’s Ministry of Community Development. Rupert’s presentation will be on what the Greater Victoria Community Social Planning Council four priority areas are: community economic development; poverty reduction and prevention; affordable housing; and community sustainability, including the community investment fund they are working on to raise capital for housing and community enterprises. The AGM will begin at noon at the Tsolum Building in Lewis Park (turn into the parking area between the totem poles; it is straight ahead near the river). Bring your lunch. Rupert’s presentation and discussion will be followed by the election of the board of directors. For more information, call 250-335-2003 or e-mail bunny5779@ aol.com. — Comox Valley Social Planning Society

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Garage sale will support shelters to help women play host to the National Garage Sale for Shelter, a one-day charitable garage sale in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting

More than half of women in Canada will experience abuse in their lifetime and over 360,000 children are exposed to family violence each year. On May 12, Royal LePage offices across Canada will

women’s shelters and ending family violence. Members of the community are encouraged to get involved by: • Donating gently used items to your local Royal LePage office by May 11.

raised more than $850,000. All funds raised by each National Garage Sale for Shelter location remain in their local community. For more information visit www.royallepage.ca/ shelter. — Royal LePage

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BCSPCA holding Coin Drive – Pennies for Paws GOOD TO KNOW

FURY FRIENDS need to have their teeth cleaned too.

LARRY TWENT There are many domesticated animals that are living on the streets or are abused by their owners. The BCSPCA is an amazing organization that has a mission to prevent cruelty to animals as well as promote the welfare of animals through many services. I received information that the Comox Valley and District Branch of the SPCA is holding a Penny Drive! “With the federal government’s recent decision to phase the penny out of existence starting this fall, the penny will become extinct, and so the BCSPCA is asking the community to collect pennies, and donate them to help injured, abused and homeless animals in the care of the BCSPCA. All denomination of coins and paper money will be accepted also! Come

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DARN I lost count.. down to the shelter at 1668 Ryan Road to donate your coins. The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of ser-

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Come down to the shelter at 1668 Ryan Road to donate your coins. gency rescue and treatment, sheltering and

adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation”. For more information: BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch, 250-339-7722

Q. My pet has really bad breath. Why should I be concerned? Remember the days of your puppy’s sweet breath?

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KEEP YOUR PET CLOSE and let the nervous Brant Geese eat and rest to continue their migrate.. ing dogs on the trails and away from nests allows birds to remain in their nests undisturbed. Fledgling nestlings can also find their wings without needing to outrun a dog. The park also shelters pregnant does and fawns. Most fawns are born during the first week of June. Keeping dogs on leashes during this time ensures the does are not chased during the final weeks of their pregnancy. New born fawns are likewise protected while finding their legs during their first few weeks of life. Kyle, there are leashing optional parks in the spring including: Nymph Falls, Wildwood Forest, Tsolum Spirit, Headquarters and Bear Creek.

Dog and Cat Characteristics 1. Dogs will give you unconditional love forever. Cats will make you pay for every mistake you’ve ever made since the day you were born. 2. Dogs will tilt their heads and listen whenever you talk. Cats will yawn and close their eyes. 3. Dogs will sit, lie down, and heel on command. Cats will smirk and walk away. 4. Dogs will greet you and lick your face when you come home from work. Cats will be mad that you went to work at all. 5. Dogs will sit on the car seat next to you. Cats have to have their own private box or they will not go at all.

Spring is certainly a great time to get outside for some longer walks with the family pets. Enjoy the parks, Kyle, and thanks for leashing your dog when at Goose Spit and Seal Bay parks. Do you have a question about regional district parks? Please visit www.comoxvalleyrd. ca/parks or call the Comox Valley Regional

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Ask A Park Steward Why must I leash my dogs at Goose Spit and Seal Bay in the spring? Are there any parks where leashing is optional in the spring? Kyle Thanks, Kyle, for your question. Kyle, the reason you need to leash your dogs at Goose Spit from March 1 to May 20 is to allow Brant geese to feed undisturbed on the beach. The “Spit” is one of a few beaches on the entire Pacific coast that host the Brant’s favourite foods - sea lettuce and eel grass. The geese arrive at the “Spit” having flown non-stop from Baja, Mexico. They stop over for a few days to rest and fatten up before continuing on another non-stop trip to their breeding grounds in Alaska. The Brant are very hypersensitive about anyone -- four legged or two legged -- getting too close. If they sense something approaching, they panic and take off. This wastes energy that is better used to help them reach their nesting grounds. At Seal Bay park dogs must be leashed during April, May and June to avoid encounters between infant wildlife and wandering pets. The park wetlands and forests provide habitat that supports a number of nesting birds and ducks. Keep-

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Men and women aren’t the only ones who can experience some unfortunate side effects of gas accumulation in their stomachs. Flatulence can plague man’s best friend as well. Though it might not be pleasant, a dog’s flatulence is rarely indicative of any serious health problem. Instead, flatulence occurs when bacteria breaks down certain types of food and gas accumulates as a result. Dog owners know that Fido’s flatulence can be especially unsettling, and one way dog owners can avoid this fetid assault on the senses is to look for dog foods without too many fillers or artificial preservatives. Such ingredients are unhealthy and are often found in cheap or lowquality dog food. Table scraps and overdoing it with doggy treats can also cause flatulence. For dog owners who feed their dogs healthy foods yet still find themselves with a gassy pooch, that flatulence could be indicative of a larger, more serious medical issue or might be a side effect of certain medications the dog is on. Such dog owners should consult their dog’s veterinarian with any concerns.

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Cycling was promoted as healthy activity in Valley Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Politicians went on at great lengths about how cycling promotes a healthier lifestyle. A 65-year-old longtime Courtenay resident is actually cycling right across Canada in his effort to improve road safety conditions for cyclists. “Safer roads would encourage more people to cycle” rather than use automotive transport, he notes. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Under beautiful sunny skies, First Nations, dignitaries and residents from all over the Valley gathered to officially unveil two new totem poles which now grace the entrance to Lewis Park. Chief Calvin Hunt, carver of the two new poles, was joined by MLA Stan Hagen and Courtenay’s Mayor Ron Webber to dedicate the poles to the city. “The totem poles will be a long lasting legacy for the Lewis Park and the City of Courtenay,” Webber said. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Lou and Tony Cruz, builders of Crossman Homes’ new subdivision in east Courtenay, know a good thing when they see one. The first phase of eight Power Smart single family homes have sold so well, the company is starting work on 21 more Power Smart homes in the same neighbourhood. Power Smart homes incorporate advanced,

Bed of veggies This Saturday at 11 a.m., Nick Guthrie will put on a demo of building a cedar raised garden bed box and plant it with a variety of greens. You will see how a cloche can quickly and cheaply be built on top to ensure that salad veggies will be available through the winter. There will be a handout to help you build your own. Phone Jai Farkas at 250-898-8882 if you want to attend. There will be a limit of participants. Jai will give you the location of the demo. This event goes on rain or shine.

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ABOVE: COURTENAY APPLEBEE’S Express won the B division at an oldtimers hockey tournament in Hawaii last month. Right: Pete Murphy of Courtenay in Oistins on the Barbados South Coast.

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

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‘Hawk’ that fell from the sky turns out to be an osprey Last weekend during our “walk for wildlife” we had an urgent call from an eyewitness to rescue a bird that had just “fallen from the sky.” Two bald eagles were performing their aerial acrobatics above the Courtenay ambulance station over the river when all of a sudden another bird, described as a hawk, flew in between the eagles, a move that almost turned out to be a fatal mistake. The male eagle immediately broke contact with its mate and attacked the “hawk” slashing out with its talons and knocking the hawk out of the air onto the ground. Quick thinking by Nigel Chapman, an eyewitness who remembered that we had our walk in progress, saved this bird’s life. The rescue was captured on tape by Dean Stoltz of CHEK TV who just happened to be taping a news item about MARS at the air park. The “hawk” turned out to be a very beautiful osprey, a bird that is rarely seen as a patient at the wildlife center in fact the last time we cared for one was in 2004. These birds are found worldwide with the exception of Antarctica, and are usually

A BAD DECISION by this osprey placed it between a couple of sparring eagles. After a brief skirmish, the osprey “fell out of the sky.” PHOTO BY SANDY FAIRFIELD

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the winter months and cannot be accessed by the birds. On first appearance the osprey does resemble a hawk in size but once it spreads its wings a much larger bird is revealed. These

raptors sport a six-foot wingspan with exceptionally long flight feathers; these feathers are different from other raptors as they are very brittle and are prone to breaking off at the tips. The feathers are coated with oil for protection when diving underwtaer. Unlike any other raptor their method of hunting also makes them unique — they will plunge feet first into the water submerging their entire body before emerging out of the water. Ospreys prefer to make their nests in very open areas, locally they can be seen on the Comox Lake, along the river and estuaries and they have adopted man made platforms in Sunnydale Golf Course. The osprey rescued by MARS sustained a deep gash in its upper chest from the eagles’ talon, fortunately X-rays

Sandy Fairfield is the educational co-ordinator for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS). The MARS column appears every second Friday.

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revealed no major organs were involved and the wound was cleaned and sutured. Ospreys do very poorly in captivity due to their feeding habits; they will also damage their long flight feathers and struggle to keep their waterproofing. It is hoped the osprey at MARS will make a speedy recovery and will be released having learnt a hard lesson, not to tangle with eagles in the future. ••• Thanks again to all those who supported and sponsored the walk

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complement its agricultural operations and the eight-site campground that’s already in operation. His main concern, however, is that his son David eventually takes over the family farm. “I’d like to see the farm stay as a farm, because it’s good soil and it’s good producing land,” he says. “We hope David will take it over. He’s the sixth generation worker on the farm, and it would be nice to keep it in the family. That’s my dream anyway.” The Grassi Point Farm Market is located just south of Royston at 4066 Island Highway South. For more information, call 250338-7546.

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The Comox Valley Farmers’ Institute is proud to profile Comox Valley farmers and showcase the value of local agriculture. This is the third in a series of such profiles. Grassi Point Farm may be one of the Comox Valley’s oldest farms, but it’s anything but old news. The farm, which was founded back in 1889, is on the leading edge of some of the hottest trends in agriculture, including agri-tourism, organic farming and the local food movement. Though beef has traditionally been Grassi Point Farm’s main product, current owners Tom and Roberta Feely have diversified over the years, adding vegetable crops and constructing the Grassi Point Farm Market. Originally built as a venue for the Feelys to sell their own produce, the market has since developed into a veritable cornucopia of local fare. “We try to produce enough product of our own to sell at the market, but we do get some produce brought in from other local farmers,” says Tom, who at 75 years old still lives in the original farmhouse that his greatgrandfather built on the property more than 100 years ago. “When we do bring stuff in, we make sure it’s B.C.grown. This 100-mile radius thing, it makes sense; it’s good.” In addition to fresh vegetables from Grassi Point Farm, the market also features Natural Pastures cheeses, fruit

FARMER TOM FEELY and his wife Roberta operate Grassi Point Farm in the Comox Valley.

When we do ❝ bring stuff in, we make sure it’s B.C.grown. This 100mile radius thing, it makes sense; it’s good.

❞ Tom Feely

and berries from the Okanagan, an espresso bar brewing locally roasted coffee and all sorts of healthful drinks and snacks. The Feelys also keep the market stocked with fresh beef from their herd of six Charolais cattle, a breed known for its leanness. “We try to do everything natural and healthy,” says Tom. “The beef is natural grass-fed beef. We don’t use any hormones, medicated feeds, chemical fertilizers or pesticides. It’s just natural, healthy food. “At the market, we try to stay away from

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Friday, May 4 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Wildwood walk; meet at Home Depot recycling area, 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Doris 250-871-3407, Louise 250-871-1443, Rebecca 250-334-0936, www.cvnewcomers.net.

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MULTI-FAMILY garage sale, 1920 Urquhart Ave., off 17th by traffic circle in Courtenay, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (No early-birds.) Sporting equipment, lumber, tools, quality toys, furniture & more. FMI: 250-334-9793. C.V. FARMERS’ Market features entertainment by Sue Medley, Exhibition Grounds, Headquarters Rd., 9 a.m.noon. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com. BLUE HERON Books hosts reading & book-signing by author Marlet Ashley & illustrator Kate Brown from their new children’s book The Interlopers, featuring Courtenay Estuary, 12–2 p.m. MYSTIC Valley Voices perform for World Labyrinth Day, The Gardens on Anderton, 2012 Anderton Rd., Comox, 12:30 p.m. Admission by donation. FMI: 250-339-6573.

Sunday, May 6 ROYAL Canadian Navy Comox Valley Branch commemorates 67th anniversary of Battle of the Atlantic with memorial service at its cairn in Comox Marina Park, 1 p.m. All vets & public welcome. FMI: Don Knight 250-339-5498. CORONATION Street fan gathering, Best Western Westerly Hotel, registration 2:15–2:45 p.m., gathering 2:45–3:45 p.m. Great display of hats & fascinators. $3 at door. FMI: Louise 250-338-7274, cvcorriefanclub@shaw.ca.

Monday, May 7 COMOX Seniors Association presents dance coaching by Eric Lam, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 3–6:20 p.m. FMI/bookings: Arabella 250-941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 8 COURTENAY Library hosts reading by author/illustrator Martin Springett on his children’s book Kate & Pippin, 300 - 6th St., 11 a.m. Also Breakfast on a Dragon’s Tale. Free event. FMI: Mary Donlan 250-334-3369. C.V. SOCIAL Planning Committee 2012 AGM, Tsolum Building, Lewis Park, Courtenay, noon. All welcome. Bring your lunch; beverages provided. Guest speaker Rupert Downing of Victoria’s Community Planning Committee. FMI: 250-335-2003, bunny5779@aol.com. C.V. FAMILY History Research Group meeting, LDS Church, 1901 20th St., Courtenay, 7 p.m. Marikka Nicklin presents A Homechild Discovery.

FMI: Bev Gunter 250-3343896. C.V. UKRAINIAN Cultural Society meeting, Lower Florence Filberg Centre, 7 p.m. All welcome. FMI &/or Ukrainian food: Nellie 250334-2653.

Wednesday, May 9 C.V. CURLING Club extraordinary general meeting, CVCC, 6:30 p.m. View agenda at: www.comoxvalleycurling. com. FMI: 250-338-3127.

Friday, May 11 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Brooklyn Creek-4 Park walk; meet at east side of Comox Mall parking lot, off Comox Ave., 8:50 a.m. FMI: Sharon 250-941-1819, Kate 250941-3831, Susan 250-871-4422, www.cvnewcomers.net. SHIFA Ministries Indian fundraising dinner, St. George’s Church Hall, 6 p.m. Tickets: Uptown Yarns or call 250339-3421. AARON House Christian Fellowship hosts Church Cafe Ole Time Gospel Nght, 2946 Kilpatrick Ave., Courtenay, 7 p.m. Sing-along; concession. All welcome. FMI: Judy 250334-4874.

Saturday, May 12 C.V. GROWERS & Seed Savers Society Plant Sale. FMI: www.cvgss.ca. ROYAL LePage in the Comox Valley hosts National Garage Sale for Shelter, 750 Comox Rd., Courtenay, 8 a.m. 1-day charitable garage sale in support of Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting women’s shelters & ending family violence. Community may donate gently used items at RLP office by May 11. Also barbecue, coffee/ bake sale. C.V. FARMERS’ Market features entertainment by Dave Kilbank & Paul Bezooyen, Exhibition Grounds, Headquarters Rd., 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com. BAYNES Sound Garden Club’s annual plant sale, Fanny Bay Hall, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Juanita Purin 250-335-3454. COMOX Seniors Association hosts pancake breakfast with bake sale & craft fair, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., Comox, 9 a.m.noon. Breakfast $5/person. FMI: 250-339-5133.

Sunday, May 13 UNION BAY Community Hall presents Mother’s Day Special Breakfast, Union Bay Community Hall, 8–11 a.m. “20 men prepare your treats – let us serve you.” FMI: Dave 250335-2317. FANNY BAY Community Association Fundraising Committee presents Mother’s Day Fashion Show & Afternoon Tea, Fanny Bay Hall, tea 1 p.m., fashion show 2 p.m. MC Linda Hargreaves presents fashions from 1890–1970, featuring circa 1930 evening gowns. Tix: $12/advance, $14/ door. FMI/tix: 250-335-3282. COMOX Seniors Association presents Country 2-Step dance coaching & more by Keith & Holly Foraie, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 2–5:15 p.m. FMI/ reservations: Arabella 250941-8885, arabella888@ gmail.com.

Monday, May 14 C.V. NEWCOMERS general meeting (for women living in Comox Valley less than 2 years), Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay, doors 6:30 p.m. Speaker Andy Everson on The influence of the Native Culture on K’omoks Valley. Partners & new members welcome. FMI: 250-8980277, cvnewcomers.bc@ gmail.com, www.cvnewcomers.net.


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Street smartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; program readies for fourth intake Wachiayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blueprint for Suc- value I derive from the relacess: Women Entrepreneurial tionship I am building with Jay Program is gearing up for its is immeasurable,â&#x20AC;? a Blueprint fourth intake starting May 31. To participant said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a fantastic opportunidate, more than 180 women have ty for women to learn the street participated in the program. Workshop participants have smarts of business,â&#x20AC;? a second participant access to a said. wide range of â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are free services We deal with very proud of and resourcbusiness advice on this innovative es, including a very â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;street smart, workshop and Wachiayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Busimentoring proness Resource no-rose-colouredgram we have Centre, a pro glassesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; approach, and created,â&#x20AC;? said forma budgeting Silverberg, program, onefocus down on what co-ordinator on-one mentorit takes to get into of Wachiay ing and more. business, grow your business proIn addition, grams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Wachiay offers business and succeed deal with busiparticipants free in business. ness advice on child care subsia very â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;street dies. Jay Silverberg smart, no-roseWachiay has colored-glassalso launched a new website for women entre- esâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; approach, and focus down on preneurs. The site has links to what it takes to get into busia web-based video series that ness, grow your business and complements the workshops. succeed in business. We cover The HD video series can viewed both the rewards, and the risks, by visiting http://womeninbusi- providing a balanced approach in a highly user-friendly style. ness.wachiay.org. The site also has links to the This includes all of our guest workshop schedule, newsletters speakers as well.â&#x20AC;? Space is limited. Contact Lisa and business resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jay Silverberg is very knowl- Wood at lisa@wachiay.com or edgeable and approachable. The 338-7793, ext. 261 for more info.

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CFS consolidates operation Community Futures Stratchcona makes a strategic move this spring by moving its entire operating base to one location in Campbell River to realign operations and better serve its region stretching from Fanny Bay to Sayward and west to Gold River and Tahsis. Up to March of this year, CFS had locations in the Comox Valley and Campbell River. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The decision to maintain one centre effectively galvanizes our strengths and consolidates services which stretch to a broad geographic region,â&#x20AC;? general manager Marc Crane said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the years, advancing technology reduced the need for two locations. Focusing on services, rather than on maintaining infrastructure, is a win-win situation for CFS and for making services more accessible to emerging businesses and community projects in the region.â&#x20AC;? Crane said that generating development and growth of entrepreneurship and community projects continues to be the mandate of

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day-to-day activities. As well, the total household income and assets must be below a certain limit. BC Housing can tell you the income and house value limits for your area when you apply. The program is open to both homeowners and those living in market rental accommodation where rents are at the low end of market levels; landlords must apply for improvements on behalf of eligible tenants. (OLJLELOLW\UHTXLUHPHQWVDQ application guide and application forms are available at www. bchousing.org/HAFI.


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Please lower your volume The frustration of Couns. Tom Grant and Ken Grant is perfectly understandable. Being a minority voice on Comox council for the previous three-year term and again so far in the current term must be trying as the Grants, now joined at times by newcomer Maureen Swift, are consistently outvoted. Like Ronna-Rae Leonard and Doug Hillian are discovering in Courtenay, it can be tough when policies you believe are in the best interests of the community are regularly shunned by your fellow councillors. However, Tom Grant’s opposition to the water meters he clearly despises has become disruptive and disrespectful. His increasingly vocal protests reached a crescendo last Wednesday during a lengthy budget argument that pitted Grant against Mayor Paul Ives. It had the potential of being a debate except both parties kept repeating their established positions, and Tom Grant brought a much higher amount of heat than light to bear on the subject. We will credit him with some entertaining language that continues to make good copy for newspaper articles. Accusing the majority of council of treating gas tax revenue as Monopoly money to help fund water metering provoked a predictable denial from Ives. There’s nothing wrong with arguing forcefully against something you feel is a poor use of taxpayers’ money. In fact, there’s a good argument to be made that this is what our elected officials are obligated to do on behalf of the people who voted for them. Yelling at fellow councillors who disagree with your beliefs is another matter. While Ken Grant keeps fighting the good fight, Tom (no relation) has crossed a line. He owes fellow councillors an apology, which in no way should prevent him from continuing to advocate for what he believes. We do expect him, though, to lower his voice and do his part to restore a respectful, constructive tone to Comox council deliberations. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Twenty-three per cent of respondents said they support teachers’ withdrawal of extracurricular services. Next week: Is maintaining the Snowbirds a good expenditure of tax dollars? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Bob Castle, a Comox Valley treasure, is full value for the national journalism award he earned for yet another of his perceptive, humourous editorial cartoons.

While the Snowbirds are wildly popular with many Canadians, their practice runs with a CF-18 are so loud that some local residents are complaining.

These coal facts knowable Dear editor, While we are free to express ourselves in presenting our opinion, some things are knowable facts. Such is the case for this letter in responding to misinformation and false counterclaims made by supporters of the Raven Coal Mine, including Michael Loftus of Parksville (Record, April 25). John Tapics (CEO of Compliance Energy Corporation, owner of the Raven Coal Mine) said the Compliance Energy Corporation and workers will pay “income tax, but no mineral tax will be paid because it is a privately owned resource.” (Record, May 31, 2011). This is clearly a source that doesn’t carry an opposition bias in presenting the facts about Raven Coal Mine not paying mineral royalties. In this case, I am willing to take Mr. Tapics’ word for it. And in support of the facts regarding the need for skilled foreign mine workers for the specialized tasks involved in the underground Raven Coal Mine, I would take the words of David Bazowski, chair of the B.C. Mineral Exploration and Mining Labour Task Force, who is sponsored by the province and various mining industry groups. “Like it or not, foreign workers

will inevitably play a role in the province’s mining industry,” he said. Responsible for investigating ways to address the growing shortage of skilled labour in the province’s mining industry, he says, “There simply aren’t enough Canadians to do the necessary work” and it is “only getting more severe.” In regard to Mr. Loftus’ “research” into the mining history of the Comox Valley, he has made an honest mistake in naming Fanny Bay as the location of coal washing “for over 20 years,” when in fact it was Union Bay. And we know about the toxic damage inflicted on Union Bay, as it was recently assessed in preparing the site for the proposed Kensington development there. It was decided that the best solution was to attempt to cap the building site, as disturbing the remaining residual coal waste would pose a threat of releasing even more toxicity into the waters. There is “permanent closure” of the shellfish industry in Union Bay today, and Hart (Washer) Creek has never fully recovered. B.C. Auditor General John Doyle recently concluded in his audit of B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office, “The audit

found that the Environmental Assessment Office cannot assure British Columbians that mitigation efforts are having the intended effects because adequate monitoring is not occurring and followup evaluations are not being conducted. We also found that information currently being provided to the public is not sufficient to ensure accountability.” This should hardly be cause for us to trust that “government workers and elected officials care about the environment’ and ensure Compliance Energy Corporation and the Raven Coal Mine “complies with all regulations” as Mr. Loftus would have us believe. In his letter, Mr. Loftus attempts to tie relief from high ferry costs to Denman Island where I reside, to “extra income” he mistakenly believes will come from coal mining royalties. He is either easily mislead and poorly researched, or he is part of the astroturf letter-writing campaigns we have come to expect from those whose self-interests are kept concealed. This is our home. We defend it using fact-based arguments and other non-violent means. No to Compliance. Keith Porteous, Denman Island

Lucky to have personal air show Dear editor, I do not often write letters but Floyd Trotter’s whining about the noise from the practising jets I found to be yet another example of “It’s all about me.” Firstly, I would suggest that 19 Wing Comox was built long before Mr. Trotter bought his house so perhaps he should have chosen a different location! Secondly, both the Snowbirds and CF-18s are only here for two

weeks a year and practise for a maximum of three hours a day. I should like to suggest that Mr. Trotter and his complaining cronies could either move, invest in earplugs, use earphones, write to each other or simply take a vacation while the Snowbirds are here. I understand from my pilot friend of 40-plus years that noise abatement can be dangerous both for the pilots and for those

on the ground: therefore in the name of safety is it not better to accept what comes with where we live and allow others to enjoy these awe-inspiring feats of skill. We should not be whining about the noise but feel privileged to live in this Valley and recognize how lucky we are to have our very own personal air display for two weeks out of the year. Gerry Dempsey, Comox


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Minders for scientists Dear editor, The recent rally of 2,200 people who came out to say we want to protect our Great Bear Rainforest and our coastal waters gave me hope that maybe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just maybe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; our governments will listen to us. The good speakers and the great musi- FRAYNE cians at the rally were inspiring. Young people and artists had created masterpieces for storytelling with images. Then, it was right after that rally that our federal government came out to say that they were cutting back on the environmental hearings. Only people who are â&#x20AC;&#x153;directly affectedâ&#x20AC;? by the

Northern Gateway Enbridge pipeline will be allowed to speak. This will effectively stop the democratic process as we know it. We are all â&#x20AC;&#x153;affectedâ&#x20AC;? by an oil tanker spill or a pipeline break that kills our wildlife and ruins our drinking water. Canada in 1992 took part in the Environmental Forum in Rio. The decision there was that all concerned citizens should be part of the decisionmaking processes. That principle was then enshrined in the 1995 Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. That now seems to have disappeared, i.e., been deleted. At the current Polar Conference,

all the Canadian scientists now have â&#x20AC;&#x153;mindersâ&#x20AC;? who are controlling what is said publicly. We are building in gag orders on the professionals who have expertise in scientific matters. Where does that leave us, the concerned citizens? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very much affected by the deletion of our democratic rights. Another corporate example arose this past week: Shaw Cable arbitrarily decided to delete many radio stations from their bandwidth. This has left many of us without access to the CBC or the Seattle King FM stations that play classical music. It seems that Shaw is learning its tactics from our federal government. Gwyn Frayne, Courtenay

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t risk environment Dear editor, Today, Baynes Sound employs 600 sustainable green jobs. Restaurants around the world depend on the seafood that comes from this area. The oyster industry around

the world is in drastic need of protection due to the global rise in population and excessive carbon in our oceans. We should be taking better care of our planet in a way that

Cuts not enough to satisfy reader Dear editor, I hope that all Canadians are observing the job cuts in the Federal Public Service. It should be overwhelmingly obvious that the naysayers who say that these kind of cutbacks are outrageous need to finally realize that the unbelievable size of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fatâ&#x20AC;? is painfully blatant and that the time to reduce this problem is long overdue. Now if we could only convince the government to look at similar waste in social services, we may finally show our mettle. John Logan, Courtenay

oysters and coral reefs can thrive once again, for all of life starts in the sea. We certainly do not need more carbon in our atmosphere! With support from government and the community, Baynes Sound can begin farming sea cucumber and geoducks generating more yearly revenue than the coal mine ever could and ship our food to China weekly. This would create the much-needed good jobs we all seek, while increasing marine life in the area. It is our choice. We do not need to put the environment at risk to create jobs in Fanny Bay. Greg Wood, Fanny Bay

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Band-Aids no homeless cure Dear editor, Re: Laurel Lodge in Courtenay suggested as homeless shelter. Thank you for taking the time to writing and the report in your paper about the issue Douglas Jones and I are involved in. Everyone would agree homelessness is a problem for many marginalized people. What aggravates the problem is the fact there is so much talk about the issue but so little real action. My intention around this important issue is awareness that the problem as I have come to recognize it is that the homeless people in our community need help and support if they are to break free of the chains that

Bad time to spend on bridge Dear editor, Re: Covered Bridge. When times are lean, one cuts back to the necessities and prioritizes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; water, food, shelter, health. When times are good, the delightful extras can also be enjoyed. If a cycling bridge is wanted (by a handful of cities) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; let it wait till times are more financially sounds, especially a covered (why?), expensive (why?) bridge that is going to benefit whom? And if it did indeed â&#x20AC;&#x153;become an attraction,â&#x20AC;? that means more people, more cars, to see it! The Valley has already become a congested mess of ill-thought-out planning and execution of resource allotment. Leave moonbeam politics to Vancouver. A. Vanthournout, Courtenay

keep them bound to a life of poverty and substance abuse. Band-Aids will only cover the wounds the healing starts when people can see there is light at the end of the tunnel. My moving record will show what it is like to live on the edges and fringes of society in that world drugs are an escape mechanism for many that are caught in the grips of poverty and live on the street. It is time to look at the bigger picture

of why people end up homeless and on the street in the first place we must work to stop the cycle of denial before people are striped of all they own and are cast out like unwelcome trash but that is another story for another time. What my production is seeking is an answer a solution to come from the reaction we are witnessing to the problem of homeless in our community and others in our community in dire straits of ending up homeless

that is the challenge we want people to recognize. If you we are not a part of the solution, then we are a part of the problem and the solution can only come when we recognize that fact. Either we deal with the reality of the problem or the problem will be larger and more costly in the long run. Gary Chamberlain, Courtenay Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: Gary Chamberlain is making a video about homelessness.

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Grows that Way got me in trouble the other night. I was reading it in bed and kept laughing out loud and waking my partner up. I’m long past being a young adult but the original plot, feisty characters and fresh writing kept me reading — and stifling chuckles - until the wee hours of the morning. Comox Valley author, Susan Ketchen, will launch her new book at the Muir Gallery this evening at 7 p.m.. Ketchen’s main character, Sylvia, is nearly 15 but looks like she’s eight due to Turner’s Syndrome. Being small makes her the perfect victim for bullying. But that’s not all that’s wrong with Sylvia’s life. Her parents aren’t getting along and grandpa’s bringing his new girlfriend to visit. A cousin has a mysterious disease and there’s a boy at school who makes Sylvia feel funny. The only time Sylvia feels like everything’s right in her world is when she’s riding her horse, Brooklyn. But then they see something strange in the woods down by the river and, all of a sudden, trail rides aren’t so much fun anymore. Although Grows that Way is the third in a series (Born that Way 2009 and Made that Way 2010), the book definitely stands on its own. But chances are, after you’ve read it, you’ll want to go back to book one and find out more. “Readers will want to spend as much time as they can in Sylvia’s world,” noted a Globe & Mail review of Made that Way. In fact, the multi-generational cast of characters has spawned a new term that Oolichan Books calls family fiction. “I get emails

from parents, grandparents and others who have bought a book for a young girl and end up reading it themselves and loving it,” says Ketchen. Ketchen wrote her first short story in grade two, studied creative writing in high school with Jack Hodgins and later at the University of Victoria. But it wasn’t until she took a course at North Island College with writer Matt Hughes that she got serious about the craft. “I wrote an adult novel and sent it off but when the publisher said they wouldn’t get back to me for three months, I thought, ‘I could write a young adult novel in that time,’” says Ketchen. “I try to write a first draft of around 35,000 words quickly and with a minimum of editing,” she continues. “I aim for 1,000 words a day. Each morning I reread what I wrote the day before and go on from there.” Then Ketchen goes over and over the manuscript reading parts of it to her husband, Mike. “Reading it out loud works well as it helps me catch all the repeated words and other things I normally wouldn’t notice.” She edits the story until what she calls all the “cringe moments” are removed. At the same time, she adds detail and colour. “The most fun is when the magic of the creative process just happens,” she says. Ketchen estimates it took eight drafts to fine tune Grows that Way and reach her goal of approximately 50,000 words. When asked how she so aptly channels the thoughts and feelings of a 14-year old, Ketchen says she tries to remember how she felt at that age and also reflects on what the young people in

AUTHOR SUSAN KETCHEN and Lollipop enjoy one of Ketchen’s previous books. PHOTO BY RITA PICARD

her life are going through. No matter what their age, Ketchen’s characters are a skillful blend of unique per-

sonality and quirky traits that everyone can recognize and relate to. No doubt her 20 years

as a marriage and family counsellor honed her observational abilities. “I don’t consciously draw on that

background,” she says, “but I’m sure my training and the broad spectrum of people I met is an influence.” “I get annoyed when I read fiction and it’s not psychologically accurate,” she adds. “I think authors do a disservice to their readers when they do that. It might create a dramatic situation but it doesn’t represent the way people really are.” Ketchen’s no slouch when it comes to the horse part of the narrative either. She’s been riding since she was a youngster and is a member of the Comox Valley Dressage club. Ketchen and her husband share their rural acreage with horses Huck and Lollipop, cats Archie and Cookie and several chickens. And an animal training course in L.A. provided some interesting ways for her to interact with the animals. To date she’s taught the dominant and formerly feral cat to let the other cat eat first. And the horses know the names of their various body parts, respond to yes and no flashcards, and Lollipop will even fetch. No wonder Ketchen’s stories are so genuine. The book launch for Grows that Way takes place at the Muir Gallery, located at 440 Anderton near the Fifth St. bridge in Courtenay tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Comox Valley Writers’ Society, Oolichan Books and Laughing Oyster Bookshop. Admission is free and includes refreshments. Ketchen will also be signing books at Blue Heron Books in Comox on May 12 from noon to 2 p.m., as well as other locations outside the Valley. Grows that Way (201 pgs., softcover) is published by Oolichan Books and retails for $12.95.

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AC/DC tribute coming to Wave AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck will rock the Waverley Hotel on May 11. Both in the reproduction of their sound and awesome stage show, every detail has been painstakingly reproduced, from Angus’ schoolboy outfit and signature Gibson SG guitar (let’s not forget his crazy, high-energy onstage antics) to a singer who sounds so much like Brian Johnson and Bon Scott that you’d swear they were backstage helping Thunderstruck. Tickets are available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. For more about the band, visit www.myspace.com/thunderstruckacdctribute. — Cumberland Village Works

Minx invade Mex XLR8 and the Rink Minx Rollergirls will rock the Mex Pub this weekend. The Mex and the Minx invite you to a rock ‘n roll extravaganza fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity this Friday and Saturday featuring the Valley’s own XLR8 bringing their entertaining stage show featuring music from the ‘70s and ‘80s through to the 2000s. Their humourous antics are led by XLR8’s frontman Mr. D. along with Billy Young on guitars, Randy Z on bass, Rick Bossom on keyboards and Johnny B on drums and noise, well-known for his days with Sweeney Todd and the No. 1 hit Roxy Roller. It’s a great theme tune for the Rink Minx Rollergirls. Friday night, the roller derby team will promote a hamburger, fries and beverage special from 7 to 9 p.m. with proceeds going towards the fundraising goal. “We’ve been looking forward to this event and are excited to have XLR8 and the team in the room at the same time,” said Roy Tai, the owner of the Mex Pub. “We anticipate a busy weekend. XLR8 always rocks the place.” — XLR8

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The adjudicator for the North Island Zone Drama Festival will be renowned director and educator Kathryn Shaw, announces Courtenay Little Theatre. Shaw is artistic director of Studio 58, the nationally regarded theatre program at Langara College in Vancouver. CLT was quick off the mark, snagging Shaw for the local festival. “Soon after accepting North Island, I had invitations from three other zones,” Shaw laughed. The ongoing success of her program and her effective instructional skills put her in constant demand. Shaw’s achievements are widely recognized. She is a member of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, and, in 2010, the Vancouver Sun included Shaw in their list of B.C.’s 100 Most Influential Women. She has received awards for directing and producing from Halifax to Victoria. During the NIZ Drama Festival, Shaw will provide public comment following each evening’s performance. She is known as an

astute but supportive Players with Greater adjudicator, where both Tuna by Jaston Wilaudience and partici- liams, Jo Sears and Ed pants learn from her Howard; • May 17, Dramaobservations. “We are very lucky to rama Theatre with have lured her in,” said The Last Five Years by NIZ committee mem- Jason Robert Brown; • May 18, ber Nancy Echo PlayParker. ers with T h e Dancing at N o r t h Lughnasa I s l a n d by Brian Zone FesFriel. tival runs F r o m from May this excit13 to 18 ing series in the Sid of contrastWilliams ing proTheatre. ductions, Each eveShaw will ning a be asked N o r t h KATHRYN SHAW to present Islandbased theatre company a number of awards. will perform at 7.30 There are the Oscarlike traditions such as p.m. The festival brings a Best Actor, Best Cosweek of theatrical plea- tumes, or Best Set. The major award, sure: • May 13, Courte- Best Production, goes nay Little Theatre with to the group that proWaiting for the Parade vides the best all-round presentation. That play by John Murrell; • May 14, Rivercity will represent North Players with The Long Island Zone in the TheWeekend by Norm Fos- atre BC Provincial Fester; • May 15, Nanaimo Theatre Group with phone 250 338-5811 Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore; fax 250 338-5568 • May 16, Portal

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the two-hour Coffee Critique held by Shaw the morning following each production. These will be in the Courtenay Little Theatre rehearsal space at 17th at McPhee at 9.30 a.m. This is an opportunity to share your opinions with actors and adjudicator. — Courtenay Little Theatre

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Three Worlds booked at CVAG Joy brings a fusion of Celtic, baroque, and folkrock to the mix through his mastery of the hammered dulcimer, flute and guitar. Prevedoros, renowned for his instrumental virtuosity and exuberant live performances, brings the Latin, jazz and flamenco element to this shared musical adventure that is grounded in many traditions and yet, brand new. The release of a new record by any one of these three musicians would be cause for celebration. The release of this collective Three Worlds offering is arguably the West Coast’s World Music event of the year. Join Three Worlds for an evening of entertainment as they celebrate the release of their new CD on May 12 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at the CVAG gift shop, by calling 250-338-6211 or by going to www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com. For more information, contact Brad Prevedoros at 250-539-5319 or e-mail info@manzanitaporductions.com. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

Vancouver Island roots music supergroup Three Worlds has released its collectively created debut album. To celebrate their new release, award-winning guitarist Brad Prevedoros, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Joy and percussion master Niel Golden will perform May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. The concert will feature the trio’s own interpretive blend of eastern, Latin jazz, blues, African, pan-Asian, and Celtic folk influences. Collectively the trio has over 100 years of performing experience, produced over 25 albums with a million copies sold worldwide and has earned a number of Juno and Western Canadian Music Award nominations. Golden specializes on the tabla (Indian hand drums) and is known for his masterful interpretation of Indian classical music, blues and other world music styles. Niel also performs and composes on the new and elusive Hang (pronounced Hung), a flying saucer-esque instrument from Switzerland invented in the year 2000.

THE FUNNIEST WOMEN in Canada, as comedian Eugene Levy calls them, will perform May 10 at the Sid Williams Theatre.

‘Comedy dream team’ visiting Sid Back with the sequel to their critically acclaimed, self-titled show, a “comedy dream team” (Toronto Star) takes everyday life, adds a dash of hilarity, and puts it on stage for an unparalleled evening of laughter in Women Fully Clothed, Older and Hotter. Robin Duke, (Saturday Night Live, SCTV), Jayne Eastwood, (My Big Fat

Greek Wedding, Hairspray), Kathryn Greenwood, (Whose Line Is It Anyway? Wind at My Back), and Teresa Pavlinek, (The Jane Show, History Bites) make up this collaboration. Spending an evening with them is like treating yourself to a night out with good friends who make you laugh ‘till you cry. Whether exploring

mother/daughter relationships, cross-border shopping, board room banter or craft shows, these women charm their audiences with uproarious sketches and razor sharp songs, all masterfully crafted with heart and soul. They’ve wowed audiences across North America, and across the Atlantic. “If there’s a funnier

group of comediennes, I’m not aware of them,” said the Globe and Mail. “Women Fully Clothed leaves its audience fully satisfied.” Women Fully Clothed appears at the Sid Williams on May 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Sid box office or online at www.sidwilliamstheatre. com. — Sid Williams Theatre

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LAUREL BARKER WILL be one of three musicians onstage May 9 at Joe’s Garage.

Tripleheader at Joe’s On May 9, Joe’s Garage will host three of Canada’s up-andcoming pop artists and songwriters. James Struthers, Laurell Barker and Tyler Del Pino have each gained the notice of the music community and the public for their fresh popular sound. Struthers is called a young heartthrob with cool demeanor, blue eyes and a disarming smile. Then he begins to perform and the package is complete with his voice and guitar. The icing on the cake is his songwriting ability with his song What Are We Waiting For hitting the charts and being awarded Bell Media Emerging Artist of the Month giving him airplay across the country. Barker adds to the night with her own set of industry acknowledgments, which include winner of Western Canadian Music Awards 2010 Pop Album of the Year plus two top-10 radio singles and two Canadian Radio Music Awards and an Indie for pop artists of the year. Her music has been featured on MTV’s The

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TYLER DEL PINO will join James Struthers and Laurell Barker at Joe’s. Real World, NBC’s Biggest Loser, CMT’s Meet the Wilsons, Muchmusic’s Degrassi and Life With Boys. Del Pino will bring his own musical influences and his own pop gems. His classical university training gives Tyler a unique view on his love of Hendrix, McCartney and Lennon. He will bring to the stage a distinct and unforgettable sound. Tickets are limited so be sure to get yours early. They’re available

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The Jilli Martini Showcase Tuesdays at the Avalanche is marching right along into its 11th week. There has been great attendance from the start, and it doesn’t show signs of slowing. Each week there is a different act featured for a whole set, while the Jilli Martini House Band opens and closes the night. The music gets under way at 8 p.m., and is wrapped up by 11 p.m. This week’s guest is Many Waters. The Many Waters Band has been together since 2005 in the Comox Valley playing for a variety of community and private events. They offer a reservoir of original rock songs, nostalgic cover tributaries of dreams, deliverance, reflection

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that I never imagined were possible. I will always be grateful for the encouragement I have received from my instructors and the opportunity to witness my classmates blossom into such wonderful artists.” This show presents an opportunity to invest in art at the

beginning of an artist’s career. Students are working hard to organize the exhibition and invite the public May 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. to meet the artists. The show runs May 12 to 26 at the Muir Gallery at 440 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay. — North Island College Fine Arts

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Nine emerging artists will be showcasing a selection of work at the NIC Fine Arts Graduations Exhibition at the Muir Gallery in Courtenay. Artwork displayed will include painting, drawing, ceramics and sculpture. Opening night May 11 will be an opportunity to meet these artists. This is an opportunity to see exploratory and experimental works in a variety of media that challenge and intrigue. Some students are embarking on their artistic career after finishing the NIC Fine Art diploma program; other students will be continuing their education through the Emily Carr degree program at North Island College. This year’s gradu-


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There’s something about Harry Sing Your Song, the Audience Award Winner at last year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, screens Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the North Island College theatre at the Courtenay Campus. Sing Your Song is an up-close look at the great American artist and activist Harry Belafonte. A champion of human rights worldwide, Belafonte is one of the truly heroic cultural and political figures of the past 60 years. Told from Harry’s point of view, the film charts his life from a boy born in New York and raised in Jamaica, who returns to Harlem in his early teens where he discovers the American Negro Theater and the magic of performing. From there the film follows Belafonte’s rise from the jazz and folk clubs of Greenwich Village and Harlem to his emergence as a star. Even as a superstar, the life of a black man in 1960s America was far from easy and Belafonte was confronted with the same Jim Crow laws and prejudices that every other black man, woman and child in America was facing so Harry was compelled to challenge the basic injustice of his society. This film brings Belafonte the activist to the screen, outlining his engagement with the struggle for human rights on many fronts including workers’ rights. Among other things, the film presents a brief look at the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of an insider, someone who despite his high profile, wasn’t afraid to spend time in the trenches. This feature length film is being screened as part of Mayworks, a Festival of Labour and the Arts sponsored in part by the Campbell River, Courtenay and District labour Council. Admission is by donation at the door.

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Indigo Jazz performs at Zocalo on First Friday Indigo Jazz celebrates First Fridays at Zocalo Café each month. This month, there is something extra to cheer about, as core members Dale Graham (vocals), Rick Husband (guitar) and John

Hyde (bass) are joined by pianist Mike Eddy for their May 4 appearance. Eddy retired to the Comox Valley after an outstanding career in music education, marked by honours such as Alberta Band

Director of the Year and the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award. His classical piano performance background underpins his playing technique, but his passion for the jazz idiom led to his immedi-

ate adoption by several local small combos when he moved here. Hyde is another relatively recent import to the Valley, arriving with a wealth of experience in performing, arranging, composing, and

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Illustrator visiting library He emigrated to the West Coast Martin Springett will visit the Courtenay Library on May 8 at 11 of Canada in 1965, but returned to the U.K. in 1973 to pursue music in a.m. Springett is an award-winning various bands. He spent time in Germany, and toured through author/illustrator who lives Europe. in Ontario, but has recentIn 1984 Martin was comly published a true story missioned to illustrate the set right here on Vancoucover of The Summer Tree ver Island! Come hear all by Guy Gavriel Kay. This about Kate & Pippin, the and the subsequent voltrue story of a great Dane umes of the Fionavar Tapeswho adopted an orphaned try Trilogy were published Comox Valley fawn. around the world along with As an added bonus, Mar- SPRINGETT Martin’s covers. In 1990, he tin will share Breakfast on a Dragon’s Tale with you, a book illustrated his first children’s book. The library wishes to thank the which features 13 imaginary book titles and covers — you’ll get to Canada Council for its generous funding of this free event. write the endings. For more information, call Mary Springett was born in England. He studied art at the Brassey School Donlan at Courtenay Library at 250-334-3369. — Courtenay Library of Art in Hastings, Sussex.

FOLKSINGER ZACHARY LUCKY brings a promising reputation to Joe’s Garage on May 10.

Lucky man here On May 10, Joe’s on Fifth will present upand-coming folksinger Zachary Lucky. Hailing from Saskatchewan Zachary is hailed as one of the most promising folk artists to come out of the Prairies in years. His down-to-earth style has been described as fresh take on traditional folk with an accent on storytelling and a sparse folksy atmosphere. His sharing of life through his music is an art. As one of the hardest-working singer song writers to come out of Central Canada in years, Zachary is billed as musician the country can be proud of. Lucky’s music is a fresh take on traditional folk; a melodic and usually acoustic affair, with an accent on storytelling and a sparse, folky atmosphere. This all combines to create an often minimal sound scape that evokes homespun imagery and the realism of emotion.

His sound is informed, both musically and lyrically, by the life experience he has already had — and those experiences he wakes up each morning striving to attain. At the age of 22, Zachary Lucky has released critically lauded efforts and toured the continent several times, racking up thousands of miles and appearing in front of crowds that number in the hundreds, as well as audiences in small clubs or coffee shops that you could count with just two hands. Tickets for the Joe’s gig are limited. They’re available at Bop City Records in Courtenay or on a first-come basis at the door. Joe’s kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8:30. Reserved seating is for dinner patron only. Book dinner reservations at milo@joeson5th. ca or call 250-702- 6456 for information. — Joe’s Garage

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HAPPENING ONGOING AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL Jilli Martini Showcase Tuesdays feature a different act each week, with the Jilli Martini Band opening and closing (8 – 10 p.m.). Comedy night on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 9 p.m. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-3310334. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wearable art exhibit April 27 to June 2. FMI: 250338-621 or www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com. CORRE ALICE GALLERY in Cumberland at 2781 Dunsmuir Ave. Hours 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. FMI:250-4004099. ELKS HALL in Courtenay offers open mic Wednesdays, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-334-2512. GATEHOUSE BISTRO AND GALLERY in Cumberland. FMI: 250-336-8099. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox hosts Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. JOE’S GARAGE features Anela Kahiamoe and Richard Thompson in ukulele nights Thursdays at 8 p.m. KING GEORGE HOTEL Pleasure Craft Theatre presents Star Quest! The legendary live improvised soap opera happens Monday nights until May at 7 p.m. in Cumberland. All ages. Admission by donation. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. MUIR ART GALLERY open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 440 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trashart Challenge April 5 to 28. FMI: www.comoxvalleyarts.org. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY in Comox open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. at 1729 Comox Ave. A Monday Bunch Show & Sale runs from April 24 to May 13. Free Admission. FMI: www. pearlellisgallery.com, including a virtual tour, or on Facebook. POTTERS PLACE in Courtenay open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: www.thepottersplace. ca or 250-334-4613 WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends runs every Thursday, no cover. Visit www.waverleyhotel.ca. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ, bassist Tim Croft plays duets with different musicians in various genres Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anderson Jazz Syndicate performs on the last Friday of each month. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Indigo Jazz celebrates First Fridays each month at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 4 DAVE (HURRICANE) HOERL & DOUBLE D DAVE DYKHUIZEN at Joe’s Garage. Tix $20 at the door, or $25 from Bop City Records. Book dinner reservations at milo@ joeson5th.ca. FMI: 250-7026456. SUSAN KETCHEN launches her book Grows that Way at the Muir Gallery from 7 – 9 p.m. Free admission & refreshments.

through the Philippines and China, 7:30 doors, 8 p.m. show at the Stan Hagen Theatre. Tix $21 at the $19 i $ h door, d $ online at wjrphoto.com, $18 advance at Valhalla. TATTOO + YOU images from photographer Gordon Ross on display at Zocalo Cafe for the month of May. He will also offer a free onehour portraiture workshop at the Muir Gallery at 1 p.m. FMI: elevatethearts.com/themuir-gallery#photos. ELEVATE THE ARTS festival at CVAG features various events and activities. FMI: 250-338-6211.

Sunday, May 6 JUST IN TIME JAZZ CHOIRS perform Up! at Comox Valley Pentecostal Church, 2:30. Tix at Laughing Oyster and at Videos ‘n’ More. ALEX VISSIA & her trio at Zocalo Café, 2 p.m. FMI: 780405-9858, or info@alexvissia. com.

Tuesday, May 8 SING YOUR SONG is a film examining the life of artist and activist Harry Belafonte. The show begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the NIC theatre. Admission by donation. A U T H O R / I L L U S T R AT O R MARTIN SPRINGETT visits the Courtenay Library at 11 a.m. Free admission. FMI: call Mary Donlan at 250-3343369.

Wednesday, May 9 JAMES STRUTHERS, LAURELL BARKER, & TYLER DEL PINO perform at Joe’s Garage. Dinner starts at 6:30 & music at 8:30. Book dinner reservations at milo@joeson5th.ca. FMI: 250-702-6456.

Thursday, May 10 WOMEN FULLY CLOTHED (Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood, Kathryn Greenwood, and Teresa Pavlinek) present “Older and Hotter” at the Sid Williams Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tix available at the Sid box office or online at www. sidwilliamstheatre.com ZACHARY LUCKY performs at Joe’s Garage. Kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m. & music starts at 8:30. Book dinner reservations at milo@ joeson5th.ca. Tix available at the door or Bop City. FMI: 250-702-6456. RACHEL FULLER QUARTET at Elks Hall in Courtenay

Friday, May 11 NIC FINE ART STUDENTS unveil their creations in an opening reception at the Muir Galley from 7 – 9 p.m. Exhibit runs May 12 – 26.

Saturday, May 12 SUSAN KETCHEN signs books at Blue Heron Books from noon – 2 p.m. LONGWALKSHORTDOCK (DAVE KING) performs at the Waverley. Tix available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors at 9:30 p.m. THREE WORLDS perform at the Comox Valley Art Gallery at 7.p.m. Doors open at 6:30. For advance tix: visit the CVAG gift shop, call 250-3386211, or check out www. comoxvalleyartgallery.com. BERNICE GEI-YING HUNE tells stories at Courtenay Library, 2 pm.

Sunday, May 13 NORTH ISLAND ZONE FESTIVAL presents Courtenay Little Theatre with Waiting for the Parade by John Murrel at 7:30 p.m. at the Sid. Tix: one for $14, three for $36 and a festival pass of six tickets for $69.

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NORTH ISLAND ZONE FESTIVAL presents Rivercity Players with The Long Weekend by Norm Foster at 7:30 p.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre. Tix: one for $14, three for $36 and a festival pass of six tickets for $69.


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Board the good ship ValDance The Caribbean Queen will be docked at the Native Sons Pier on May 12. Passenger embarkation begins at 7:30 and the Sail Away Party at 8. Sip your favourite tropical cocktail as we set sail for the Caribbean Sea and exotic ports of call. We admit our ship’s crew aren’t experienced sailors, this being our maiden voyage (what could go wrong?) but they are all excellent dancers and that’s what really counts at ValDance Cruise Line. Help to celebrate ValDance’s 15th annual Spring Gala with a fantasy cruise extraordinaire. Wear something you’d pack for an evening on a Caribbean cruise. Anything from sequins to colourful summer dresses (long or short) for ladies and tuxes, lightweight suits or dressy casual slacks and aloha shirts for men. Think tropical. Expect a fantastic floorshow and an incredible band. Singer Tino Ibach and master guitarist Anela Kahiamoe have performed together in various bands. Collectively they have opened for Fleetwood Mac, Dionne Warwick, Kool and the Gang, Huey Lewis and the News, Michelle Branch, and Brian McKnight to name a few. Kahiamoe is well known in the Comox Valley since his move here two years ago. Ibach, who now lives in Bakersfield, Calif., is a talented recording artist and performer who loves to dance and have fun on stage. These two great art-

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Longwalkshortdock essentially started the first time Dave King heard gritty electronic music in early ‘80s video games. Strongly influenced by these sounds and melodies, Dave started recording and looping segments as a child. He also got a taste for sampling and recording; taping segments of his piano practice to fool his parents into thinking he was practising in the other room when he was really playing Nintendo. A veteran of sound design and electronic music production for well over a decade, Longwalkshortdock comes to the Waverley Hotel on May 12. King’s music has stepped into a genre of its own. Heavily influenced by early ‘80s video game music, metal and rock music, found sound and vintage analog synthesis, he stacks layers of melody in his tracks until they implode and reform. Heavy drums and aggressive synths join forces with rolling grooves and melodic lead lines to create a wide variety of slamming dance floor originals.

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more. “That’s rubbish, man, you can’t do that,” said someone. “When cricket came from England it was a game for gentlemen, but now everything change.” Eventually, by late afternoon, it was all down to the last ball with Extra Flex needing three runs, and it seemed as if the whole relaxed day had some-

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NEGRIL, Jamaica — Since the sign said Cornwall, I half expected to find a pub overlooking a village green, and figures in white whiling away a brilliantly sunny afternoon in a slow-paced game of cricket. This Cornwall, however, lay close to the Jamaican holiday destination of Negril, where a turquoise sea with the temperature of a warm bath gently lapped beaches of fine sand. Nothing much happened and many guests remained entirely within their resorts, where the only Jamaicans were the waiters. But a little inland there was indeed a village green and there was still cricket, and a bit of real Jamaican life. Three centuries of British rule not only left the island sprinkled with parochial English place names, but also with a passion for this amusingly archaic game. And on this particular afternoon, in a pale blue pavilion at the edge of a splash of bright green turf, the Westmoreland Police were preparing for a match against a team from Negril called Extra Flex. The scheduled starting time for the game came and went, but eventually the players took up their positions. Even then nothing much happened at least for the first

how been slowly building to this moment of high tension. As at the beach resort, nothing much had happened. But it had done so much more Jamaican way. Access For information on travel in Jamaica go to the Jamaica Tourist Board website at www. visitjamaica.com.

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LEFT: CARL VALENTINE, a member of the 1979 NASL champion Vancouver Whitecaps and former Canadian national soccer team player, was among the ‘Caps development staff in town last weekend. Above: A two-day clinic drew 1,000-plus youth players. PHOTOS BY SCOTT STANFIELD

CVUSC welcomes Whitecaps Canadian soccer legends’ Carl Valentine and Sam Lenarduzzi, along with other members of the Vancouver Whitecaps development staff, shared some of their expertise with upwards of 1,000 youth players from the Comox Valley United Soccer Club in a two-day clinic last weekend at the Valley View fields. Training sessions for players aged five to 17 emphasized balance, agility, co-ordination, skill

development and fun. Two members of the Whitecaps men’s team, Russell Teibert and Michael Boxall, were flown in for autograph sessions. Players also trained with former CVUSC youth players Nolan Wirth and Penne Hughes, who are part of the Whitecaps Residency Program and women’s team respectively. “This was just a fantastic

clinic thoroughly enjoyed by all CVUSC house players,” said CVUSC VP development and organizer Ash Mohtadi. “I’m already working with Sam to put together the second phase of this partnership by having the Whitecaps come back to the Valley to train Select players in the very near future and beyond.” For more information check http://www.cvusc.org/.

Adaptive Snowsports 2011/12 season filled with highlights Another successful season for the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS) wrapped up this month on Mount Washington. “During the 2011/12 season our alpine and nordic instructors provided over 4,300 hours of adaptive ski and snowboarding instruction,” VISAS president Brian Culley said. Participants included adults and children with a wide range of disabilities. Each season VISAS’ nordic (cross-country) ski program, located at the Raven Lodge, continues to grow. “We had 12 nordic instructors volunteer this year,” said Sue Bloxsome, VISAS nordic ski program co-ordinator. “Our program

ran five days a week, and we were busy most days with a variety of students, including those with brain injuries, strokes, visual impairments and autism.” Highlights of the season included the four-day Learn to Ski/Snowboard Festival in early January with 35 students attending from as far away as Calgary; the ski improvement and race

program culminating with the VISAS race team heading off to compete at Cypress Bowl; and the 2012 Veteran’s Festival hosting 15 Canadian and three Australian ill, wounded and injured vets. The community also supported the Herb Bradley Pepsi Challenge (HBPC), VISAS’ major fundraiser. The 24th Herb Bradley, spon-

sored this year by Pepsi, along with donations and proceeds from the WestJet raffle raised $20,000 to cover the cost of adaptive ski and boarding equipment, operating the program, and hosting the Learn to Ski festivals. “A team of 85 volunteer ski and snowboarding instructors are on hand seven days a week during the winter season for our students,” Culley said. “And every season our instructors receive training through the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) certification program. This season instructors participated in 724 hours of CADS training.” The VISAS program wouldn’t be one of the leading adaptive

snowsports programs in Canada without the generous support of Peter Gibson and his team at the Mount Washington Alpine Resort. A special thank you goes to the staff at the nordic centre, the “liftees” on the Hawk chair, the magic carpets, sponsors and volunteers. The VISAS’ annual general meeting is Tuesday at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay at 7 p.m., open to anyone interested in learning about the adaptive program. The 2013 Veterans Festival will be held Jan. 28 to Feb. 3. The New Instructor’s Information Session will held early-November. For more information visit www. visasweb.ca or VISAS’s Facebook page.


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COMOX VALLEY RECORD COURTENAY RIDER MORGAN DAVIS, pictured on Lena, was the top rider in the junior division 1D at the Island Barrel Racer’s competition April 28. A total of 25 riders competed in three age groups. The next race is again at Linda Innes’ arena in Oyster River May 12. Racing starts at 5 p.m.

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Grassroot efforts at the community level have earned Cumberland’s mountain biking trails a reputation as some of the best in Canada, if not the world. Volunteers perform regular maintenance on the forest trails, keeping them in prime shape for the many races that are run at the venue. While Comox Valley Mountain Biking (cvmtb.com) is an excellent source of information on the sport, the United Riders of Cumberland (unitedridersofcumberland.com) is the voice of mountain biking in the Valley, according to one of the group’s original founders and board member Jeremy Grasby. Grasby says UROC works with the Village of Cumberland, the two private landowners of the forest land (Hancock Timber Management and TimberWest), and the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) to advocate on behalf of mountain bikers. Grasby said mountain bikers enjoy the co-operative relationship they have with Hancock and TimberWest. He says both groups consult with UROC before they harvest and are interested in seeing the trails repaired when the logging work is done. “The ultimate plan is to have a land use agreement in place with the village and the two private landowners. It’s an ongoing process,” Grasby said. “UROC works with the forest society on a management plan just established for that area. We’re one of the

stakeholders and we’ve been holding monthly meetings for the past few months. “As far as trail maintenance goes we have a very active group inside of UROC,” he added. “Another group,

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and bridges where they needed to go.” Grasby said it is great to have so much volunteer help, and those who want more information can check UROC’s trail maintenance page on Facebook. However, he emphasized the best way to get involved is to financially support the forest society. “That’s a great way to be involved. They have monthly donations. That helps them buy more land, which provides more mountain biking in Cumberland. Ultimately the best way to manage it (the forest land) is to own it.” He notes the nonprofit UROC supports the CCFS through a variety of fundraisers,

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Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from the Comox Valley Curling Club qualified for the 2012 BC Club Challenge, an event dedicated to the grassroots of curling. It involves club curlers who qualify in the six regionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club Challenges. The Ron Schmidt team with Norm Cote (third), Jeff Pilon (second) and lead Darren Richards finished the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition with a bronze medal in a hard fought game against Peace Arch. The ladies team, representing Island North, was skipped by Deb Goodwin with teammates Lonnie Schopp, third; Kim Jonsson, second and Lori Ross, lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wow, it has been a journey,â&#x20AC;? Schopp said when round-robin play finished at the Dominion Curling Club Championship in Richmond April 18-22. With five wins and two losses, the team placed second overall. In the semi-final game against the Shawna Jensen team from Tunnel Town, representing the Mainland Coast region, the Goodwin team controlled the game for a comfortable 9-4 win. The final game against the team of Desiree Schmidt from Beaver Valley of the Kootenays was a tight game. They battled hard, one rock, one end at a time with the game going an extra end in a nail-biting finish giving the Comox Valley team a 9-8 win for gold. This is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;two-peatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the Goodwin team that won the BC Dominion Curling Club Championship title. They compete at the Canadian Dominion Championship in Scarborough, Ont. in November. Clinching the BC gold was exhilarating for the team but this year the provincial winner played the winner of the International Pool to claim the Pacific International Cup trophy. There were two events being played at the same time at the Richmond Curling Club, one with provincial teams and the other with womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teams from Alaska, Yukon, California, Colorado, Minnesota and Washington. With one more game to play, the Goodwin team focused their attention to the game and rallied with a comfortable lead, defeating Washington-1 by a 9-4

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ver the years it has been my pleasure to attend many British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF) conventions and I consider this one to be exceptional in many respects – primarily I have a sense this important conservation organization has moved into a significant role as a leader in citizen conservation forces. The convention was hosted by the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association (CDFGPA) and to put it mildly they did a superb job. In all they hosted three major social events: Club Fun Night & BBQ at their magnificent clubhouse, 56th annual fundraiser (raised in excess of $70,000 for conservation) at the CVRD sports centre, and the 56th annual BCWF gala dinner and awards in addition to all the details of running a convention. Thank you for a job well done. Pictured with this column are the CDFGPA delegates with president Keith MacKenzie in the lower left of the photograph. For me the keynote speaker Al Gorley, chair of the Forest Practices board, did a superb job in setting the tone of the convention on a high level of concern and expectations for our future. Wildlife is affected both positively and negatively by forestry practices. British Columbia has 50 million hectares of forests, most owned by the crown. There are many good things in forestry but the mountain pine beetle (nature is winning) has made big time changes. There are growing concerns about land use practices in our forests. Forest fires will be a huge problem in the future and nature will win. Forests managed by developers, not interested in public good, pose a serious problem. Managers with shortterm goals are losing the stewardship ethic in our forests. Cattle ranging in clear-cut forests present problems for fish and wildlife. We have choices, benefits and costs – “there is no free lunch.” Little decisions add up. But, there are some big things in the room. Long-term climate change is beyond our ability to alter. We must remember the

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RALPH SHAW First Nations dispute our ownership of the forests. Nature will manage us – like it or not. We must know our limits and learn to deal with uncertainty. Gorley closed his speech with the following quote from The Plundered Planet by Paul Collier: “We are not the curators of the natural world, preserving nature as an end in itself. We are not ethically obliged to preserve every tiger or every tree. We are custodians of the value of natural assets. We are ethically obliged to pass on to future generations the equivalent value of the natural assets that we were bequeathed by the past.” The convention had an impromptu talk from Premier Christy Clark who extolled the virtues of family hunting. The Minister of Agriculture, Don McRae, gave a few remarks, and Minister of For-

ests, Lands and Natural Resources Steve Thomson addressed the convention on his ministry. MLA Rob Fleming, NDP Environmental Critic, also gave a brief address on his concerns. The convention was also addressed by John Duncan, MP federal Minister of Northern and Indian Affairs. There were also two other MLAs in attendance. I cannot recall so much attention from politicians. Space does not allow me to cover all the interesting speakers and panelists. The Native Affairs committee presentation had three notable speakers. One was Grand Chief Stewart

Philip of the Union of B.C. Chiefs who gave a warm speech on problems facing the settlement of Aboriginal Land Claims. He made the point we have too much in common to continually be at odds. In the Tidal Fisheries panel Alexandra Morton gave a moving speech of her crusade to save our salmon. (An impromptu passing of the hat raised $1,200 for her cause.) Al Lill gave an encouraging report on the millions of dollars being spent on the Living Rivers Program. In the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund report chair Winifred Kessler gave an inspiring presentation on the work of this important

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1951~ 2012 It is with ultimate sadness we announce the passing of Wanda Jane Fay Jackson at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on April 25, 2012. She will be forever remembered and missed by her devoted husband Carl, loving children Len (Kelley), Julie (Jon), Tracy (Spencer), grandchildren, Chelsey, Sarah, Samantha and Jared, siblings Rayma, Herb, Gary and many nieces and nephews. Wanda spent many years working at “The Loft” where she was affectionately known as Mom to those who knew her. A Service to Celebrate Wanda’s life will be held on Saturday May 5th at 1pm at the Merville Hall.

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Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Stanley Hodgson, deceased, formerly of 339C - 4646 Headquarters Road, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 7G3 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 1st day of June, 2012 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice.

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On April 23, 2012 Mom left us as she lived her whole life, peacefully and with dignity at Glacier View Lodge surrounded by loved ones.

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Mom was predeceased by her devoted husband Bruce, firstborn Bruce Jr. and second infant baby boy. Also her loving parents Thorstein and Anna Kwamsoos along with 9 of her 11 siblings.

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Left behind to miss her in ever aspect of their lives are her children, Sharon, David (Donna), Carol (Tony) and Cindy (Ray) along with 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 5 greatgreat grandchildren, Sister Irene, Brother Rocky (Irene), numerous nieces and nephews and too many extended family and spiritual brothers and sisters to even comprehend.

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The memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1581 Dingwall Road, Courtenay, B.C. with a tea to follow.

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Words can’t express the gratitude and love we feel for the ones at GVL who never once showed anything but love and respect for everything that was important to our Mom and her girls. You guided us through every step of the final stages of her life in a manner that turned what could have been the most difficult times for her and us into a privilege that we will forever cherish. It was so evident of your love for her and hers for you right up until the end.

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JOHN OLIVER SHEEHAN also known as JOHN O. SHEEHAN, JOHN SHEEHAN and JACK SHEEHAN, Deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the late JOHN OLIVER SHEEHAN also known as JOHN O. SHEEHAN, JOHN SHEEHAN and JACK SHEEHAN, deceased, formerly of 3211 Majestic Drive, Courtenay, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executors at #201 – 300 Gorge Road West, Victoria, BC, V9A 1M8, on or before the 2nd day of June, 2012, after which date the estates assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. Michael Thomas Sheehan, Deborah Jones, and Margaret Peggy Palakiko, Executors ANNIKO, HUNTER, Solicitors

We would like to thank our family and friends for their cards, flowers, meals and support during this difficult time. It meant alot to us to see so many people come to celebrate his life with us.

Loved always Mum & Family

May he fish in peace.

Anyone that met Mom knew instantly of her 3 great loves. Her unwavering devotion to her God, her passion of sharing the hope Jehovah has provided for us all and her undying love and pride of her children who were always there for her. She had the ability to make her entire family and who ever she came in contact with to instantly feel that they were a huge priority to her. Because of this love of people, she was given the privilege by Glacier View Lodge 7 years ago of welcoming new residents into that family and she genuinely loved doing so. We thank all who faithfully brightened her days with your visits.

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Somewhere beyond the sunset where the loveliness never dies She dwells in a beautiful garder with the blue and the gold of the skies. We who have loved and known her whose parting brought great pain Will treasure her memory forever until we meet again.

Passed away peacefully. Born in Hannah, AB. He spent his youth in Vancouver and rode out the Depression on freight trains. Enlisted in the Army in 1939 and served with the Calgary Highlanders in Holland and Germany. After the war he was saved from himself by the love of his life. They settled in Chilliwack to raise two children and run a successful sign business. Predeceased by wife Patricia. Survived by daughter Leslie, son John, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. We would like to thank Dr. Woldnik, 3rd Floor nurses of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Also Judy and his neighbours. A memorial service to be held on May 6th at 2612 Maryport Ave, Cumberland.

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BUSY LOCAL Restoration Company is seeking an entry level administrative assistant. The successful applicant must be able to multi-task in a fast paced workplace & must be a non-smoker. We are willing to train & are looking to add that “right” person to join our team. Please forward a hand written covering letter & resume by either fax 250-339-6904 or email to office.servicemaster@telus.net

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR required for a retail warehouse in Courtenay. This is a full time position and duties would include; inventory control, payables, accurate record keeping and filing as well as various other related tasks. Previous experience in an office environment preferred as well as good computer and communication skills. Please forward resume with references to eorcourtenay@shaw.ca No phone calls please.

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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.

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

GARDENING I LOVE YOUR GARDEN. Mowing, planting, weeding etc. Dirt cheap rates. Call Arni 250-334-9300

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

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BUSY LOCAL Excavation Company is looking for a Pipe Layer and Labourer. Full Time position. Apply to the Comox Valley Record, Drawer # 4499 Courtenay, B.C., 765 McPhee Ave., V9N 2Z7.

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ANNUAL NDP giant garage and plant sale, Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 491 4th Street, Courtenay. Furniture, appliances, tools, clothes, books, plants and much more. BLACK CREEK - 1900 Clarkson Drive. Sat, May 5, 9-2. Canceled if raining. BLACK CREEK 27th Annual Neighbourhood Garage Sale. Sat. May 5, 9am-2pm. Martin Park Dr. (7 kms up Macaulay). Rain or shine. See you there ! BUCKLEY BAY-6619 Mystery Beach Rd. Sun 10-3 Furniture, Oak Sled bed, garden tools. CAMPBELL RIVER, 780 13th Ave., SUNDAY May. 6, 7am start (earlies welcome). Huge junque in the trunk parking lot sale. 10-14 vehicles plugged full of treasures. Antiques, collectibles, sports memorabilia, retro, toys, bottles, Elvis collection, huge vintage doll collection, scrapbooking, giftware, etc, etc. DON’T MISS THIS ONE! (250)850-0768. COMOX - 1671 Robb Ave Sat 9-1. Lots of kids & other stuff. COMOX - 2171 Wallace Ave Sat 9-1. Fundraiser for London - bound Olympic athlete. Lots of toys & other items. COMOX - 342 Morland Rd (off Lazo) Sat/Sun 9-2 Plant Sale Vegie & Flower starts. COMOX - 364 Denman St. Sat. Moving sale. 9-1pm. Furniture, tools, household items, small appliances. COMOX - 635 Pritchard, Sat 9-11am. Tv stand, recliner, TV(CRT), laundry tub, 125 AMP panel box with stablok breakers. And misc.

COURTENAY - 1650 Lake Trail Rd. Sat 10-? Music, books, movies, plus size wedding gown & misc items. Cheap prices! COURTENAY - 2007 Embelton Sat. 9-1 Multi Family. Something for everyone. Courtenay - 2735 Exeter Place Sat. 8-1pm. Harley Parts, Furniture, TV’s, tools. Courtenay - 295 Centennial Dr. Sun May 5 9-noon. Household, furniture. Some cheap, some not. COURTENAY, 3448 Crown Isle Dr., Sat, May. 5, 8am12pm. 5 Family Multi-Family Garage Sale. COURTENAY - 4714 Muir Rd. Valley Vista Estates. Sat. 9:00 -1:00. Look for the balloons at the participating homes. COURTENAY - 5936 Headquarters Rd Sat May 5th, 9am. NO Early Birds. Trucks, Quad, Tractor, tools, household. COURTENAY - 5976 Isl Hwy N (near old Tsolum School). Sat/Sun 9-3. 12’ fg boat & mtr, books, tools, fishing gear, bunk beds, change table, household smalls. COURTENAY - 930 Malahat Dr. Sat 9-1pm. Multi Family, tools, dog stuff & household. COURTENAY. BLOCK Sale. Sat. May 5, 8am-1pm, weather permitting. Heavy duty tools, hockey gear,bikes, toddler bed kid’s toys & clothing, sewing machine. 5000 blk Willis Way

COURTENAY. PLANT sale. Sunday, May 6, 9:30am-noon. Perennials & Berries. 160 Urquart Ave.

COM OX - Corner of Beach Ave & Comox Rd. Sat 8-12 Many bargains for useful items. United Church Mens Group.

Courtenay Flea Market EVERY SUNDAY Puntledge Road past bottle depot No booking required. Space $15 Vendors set up 7am-2pm Call Greg 250-334-1540

COURTENAY - 1080 Edgett Rd Sat 8am. Household, some furn. Some tools, bedding. COURTENAY - 127 Urquhart Ave Sat 9-2, No Early Birds. Household, tools, toys, furniture, basketball hoop. Rain or shine.

COURTENAY- HUGE Neighbourhood Sale on Tammarack Drive, Saturday, May 5, 8am-12noon. COURTENAY. NEIGHBOURHOOD sale. Robert Lang Drive. Sat. May 5, 9am-2pm. Early birds pay double.

DAHLIA TUBER SALE and MASON BEE BOXES & BEES for sale 4308 Marsden Rd Courtenay 250-338-2250 (on going) FUND RAISING Garage Sale to help volunteer over in Costa Rica. Courtenay 1870 Cousins ave. Sat/Sun 8-? LARGE ASSORTMENT of household items. TVs, couch, chairs, kitchen items, Saturday only, May 5th, 9am to 3pm. Union Bay area. 4770 Kilmarnock Drive. Large Backyard Sale After 22 years we had to downsize. Thrift Store prices. Sat. & Sun. 8 - 2 pm 330 McLeod St. off Buena Vista, Comox MISSION HILL area- 4988 N. Island Hwy, Sat, May 5. 9am2pm. Huge Sale! Downsizing. Lots of tools & small engine parts and much more. ROYSTON - 3784 Howard Ave Sat May 5, 9 - noon. Auxiliary to Glacier View Lodge. Sm Household, etc. ROYSTON, 4184 Briardale Rd., Sat, May. 5, 9am-2pm. Brand name clothing, jewelry, accessories, books, household items and much more. UNION BAY - 619 Muschamp Rd Sat/Sun 8-5pm, clothing, dishes, bedding etc

UNION BAY PLANT SALE 5676 Green Avenue Saturday/Sunday May 5, 9am-3pm May 6, 9am-3pm Drought tolerant perennials & grasses. LOW PRICES! Call for more information:

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WAREHOUSE SPACE for lease 1000sqft. O.H Door. $500mth. NNN +utilities 250334-7146

COURTENAYAVAILABLE Now! 3 bdrm duplex, 5 appls, hardwood flrs, 1325sq ft. #112-1500 Cumberland Rd. $1100/mo. (250)338-4710.

COMOX: 55+ 2 bdrm, W/D, oil heat. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $850. May 1. Call 250-339-1772.

GAS GRASS Trimmer, “Stihl” $50. Hedge Trimmer, $20. Spreader, $20.(250)334-0794.

MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800.

SONY TV, large corner unit with beautiful grey cabinet base. $60. (250)339-0176.

FUEL/FIREWOOD “250-703-FIRE(3473)” Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. Don’t wait till winter! “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 Book your order today. Deals on 2 or more cords ordered. Cut & Split or full rounds delivered Call 250-336-8731 for more details FIREWOOD PERMITS on T.W. Land. Phone 250-6504060. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE BRAND NEW LUXURY Queen size pillow top Mattress set in original pkg. leftover from large hotel order, 800 coils. Compare at $1199 - Liquidation $490. Eleven available. King Sets $705. Delivery available. Text or call 1(250)334-7527 to reserve set or email: northisland@themattressguy.ca

FOR SALE AT BEAUTIFUL SARATOGA BEACH price $419,000 8799 Clarkson Drive. approx 2800 sq ft , 4 Bdrms, 2 & ½ Bathrms, Sunroom, New Roof, Wrap around Deck, 2 Car Garage, Fish pond, Garden.

(250) 337-8742

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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.

16’ CAMPIAN Boat, motors, trailer & all tackle, gear, electric down riggers. 336-2590

205-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls. $725/mth Avail. Immed.

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

204-1111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appls - $775/mth Avil. June 1

FOR SALE BY OWNER BOOMERS / ZOOMERS 1826 sq.ft. One level. Luxury Townhome! $349K. 1-250-757-8429 E. COURTENAY. Large home, 1182 Williams, 4 bdrm, city & mountain view, 45 year roof, workshop, sprinkler system, fruit trees. Walk to most services. $398,000. Call (250)338-7545.

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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 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.

SHOP/WAREHOUSE space. Cousins Rd. 1200 or 2250 sqft. 3 phase power. High ceilings. Office Area. I-2 Zoning. Available June 250-703-1644, 338-7476 evs.

APPROX 1100 sq ft building, Tin Town, Courtenay. $950 + tax. July 1. (250)338-1562.

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

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COURTENAY, LOCATED at 2931 Moray Ave., near freeway connector, 3000ft 2 building with 5 bays, 1 pit, 1 auto hoist, 3-offices, reception, lunchroom, 2 washrooms. Half acre lot, fully fenced. Great shop for maintenance operation, delivery/trucking company, or manufacturing shop. Reasonable rent, available now. 250-334-7560, mess. at 334-2579.

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

MOUNT WASHINGTON Furnished Monthly Rentals Starting at $650 per month. Are you building or relocating. One, two, three and four bedroom Condos, Townhouses and Chalets available now. View on line at www.washingtonwaychalets.com call today 250 703 0018 or 250 743 2557

303C 698 Aspen 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. $850/ mth Avail. Immed. 44-1535 Dingwall Rd 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P 4 appl. $795/mth Avail. Immed. 1130B 2nd Ave 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. $775/mth Avail June 1st 1 brm suite at the beach w patio ocean views open floorplan airy bright. Incl ldry, util,cble. $850 avail. May 15 250-898-8702

COURTENAY- 2 bdrms, reno’d, sunny, mtn view, elevator, balcony. H/W incld. No pets, N/S. $775. 250-336-2558 GREAT LANDLORD seeks great tenant. Spotless 1 bdrm, reno’d, storage. Quiet, secure. Lndry. Central. 250-335-1599.

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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.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COURTENAY 2 bdrm, 1.5 ba. Storage sunken liv.rm. h/w floor, f/p, Ctrl. located. N/S, Refs.,$850. 1-250-656-8856 COURTENAY - 3 bed, 2 bath, rec. rm, utility rm w sink. 1 yr lease. $1100/mo. Pets considered. Exc.cond. 250-650-6264

COURTENAY (Burgess Rd) Furnished 3 bedrooms 1.5 baths duplex for rent. Available 1st of May. Great location close to school, bus route and backs on to a forest. NS/NP $1100 plus utilities. Ref required Please call 250-3381562

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HOMES FOR RENT E. COURTENAY, 3-4 bdrm duplex, beautiful mountain/ocean views, W/D, 5 appls, June. 1, $1200 mo, 250-898-1384, 250-650-2420. EAST COURTENAY, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, fenced backyard, culde-sac, $1400. Lease. Avail July 1. Call 250-335-9163. BOWSER- 1 BDRM Cabin $650.+ utils. Avail now. Pet on approval. N/S. (250)228-4145.

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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.

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Call Pat at 250-703-6965

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS

1015 Cumberland Rd, Courtenay 1 & 2 BEDROOM SUITES available in well-managed building. Excellent location close to downtown, ideal for seniors with bus stop out front. Well maintained units offer in-suite storage room. House cat accepted with pet deposit.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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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


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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.

7-1720 13th Street 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 appls. N/S, N/P $700/mth Available Immed.

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 COMOX CUL-DE-SAC 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, F &S, fam. rm., Lrg. yard., N/S, sm. Pet considered. Avail. May 1 $1050/mth CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, carport, N/S, No pet. Avail. May 1 - $1050/mth UNION BAY COTTAGE Bachelor style, 1 bath, fridge & hot plate, hydro incl, suits single occupant, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $490/mth CTNY EAST RANCHER 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $1,200/mth

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 June 1 289B Nim Nim Pl 4 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P 6 appls., S garage, $1150/mth Available Immed. 2319 Waveland Rd 4 bed, 3 bath, N/S, 6 appls., D/garage - $1500/mth Available June 1

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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

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 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; Immediate possession; $1200/month

THE TIDES

Beautiful riverfront condo features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 6 appl, electric fireplace, large patio, secured underground parking & storage!! Moments to Starbucks & shopping & numerous other doorstep amenities; Avail. June 1

CHERRYWOOD MANOR

Secured entrance building includes bach, 1 & 2 bdrm suites w/ master bdrms w/walk in closets; 2 appl w/on-site coin op laundry & large patio areas; rents from $550 & inc. FREE HEAT & HOT WATER; for immediate & June 1 possession.

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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; $950/month; immediate possession.

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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; immediate possession.

KENTWOOD MOBILE

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

DOWNTOWN HERITAGE HOME

Moments to the river or the downtown core, heritage home offers vaulted ceiling w/hand troweled details, fir hardwood floors & crown mouldings while upgraded kitchen 1.5 bathrooms lend a modern feel; Must-see home offers up to 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 4 appl. & garage; Landscaping is simple & easy to keep; Pet considered w/deposit. $1200/month. Avail. June 1

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

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TOWNHOUSES COURTENAY, QUIET, centrally located, 2 bdrm townhouse, close to schools, shopping. Priv patio, secure grass play area. $800. Avail June. 1, N/S, N/P, (250)941-1043.

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250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units incl. 1 bdrm & den, 1 1/2 bath/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, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed - $725/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. Immed - $1,150/mth LORELEI APTS Bachelor 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, adult orient. N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $500 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/balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $750/mth FIVE OAKS VILLA 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, recently renovated, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $800/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 SOUTHPOINT ESTATES 2 bdrm, 2 bath patio home, 5 appls, heat pump, elect. F/P, doubl garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $1,250/mth BRAIDWOOD MEWS 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $950/mth PUNTLEDGE PARK DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $1,000/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 3 bdrm, 1 1/2bath, 3 appls, balcony, storage, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail Immed. $850/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, patio, res. pkg, storage, N/S, cat ok. Avail. June 1- $725/mth SOMERSET LANE 2 bdrm &den patio home in Crown Isle, 2 1/2 baths, 7 appls, Gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1,200/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. July 1 - $800/mth WALK TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, balcony, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $775/mth ARGO COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, F & S, coin laundry, hot water & basic cable incl., N/S, cat neg. w/ref. Avail. June 1 $700/mth. Call Res. Mgr: 334-8602 COLDWELL BANKER ISLAND COASTAL (Property Management Division) 2-3 Bdrm, 3 bath townhouse on Mansfield Dr. Beautifully furnished; fridge, stove, washer & dryer. No smoking, no pets. $1700 per mth. Close to all amenities. Contact: Ryan Liebert 250-703-3672 2 bedroom, 5 appliance, bright, clean end unit, patio, carport. Quiet & mature only, no pets, NS. June 1st, $850 Courtenay. Ph# 604-8234448, email mrschulz@shaw.ca

Prime office space available 1,500 to 3,900 sq. ft. available now. Excellent downtown location near Court House. On a highly visible site. Modern, well maintained professional building. Security elevator. Air conditioned. Ample parking. Many tenant improvements in place. One of the finest office buildings in the Comox Valley. For details phone 339-1222 or 339-0490 COURTENAY, 2426 Rosewall Cres. 11’ x 16’, lrg windows, separate door, security , grd level entry, $425 mo. Avail. April.1. 250-334-1080. TREATMENT SPACE avail. in Spa, rent negotiable 218-7423 zivaorganicspa@shaw.ca

ROOMS FOR RENT Cumberland - Lg 180sqft rms in fully renovated house. Looking for clean stable long term roommates. Ea. bdrm has sperate outdoor entrance and patio. Shared kitchen, living room, laundry & 2/1/2 baths. Rent is $500/mth, incl. utilities, wi-fi & basic cable. N/P, N/S. Tel. Mark 250-218-1378, email drdaveklassen@gmail.com

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

SUITES, LOWER COURTENAY, COZY legal suite, 1 bdrm, 2 appls, private entrance, carport, includes hydro, N/S, refs req’d, $750 mo, avail now. Call 250-871-5755.

TRANSPORTATION ANTIQUE/CLASSICS 1954 Buick Special 4 DR Sedan. Unrestored car well cared for in great cond. Collector plated. V8 engine with 3 SP column shift. Asking $7500. Ph. 250-897-1657

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

MOTORCYCLES 1983 SUZUKI GS 750 ES original VGC 20K Km’s. Collector Plates. $2500 335-9171

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1993 PINNACLE Motor Home 34’ - 460 Ford, 26000KM power step, Gen. Set, Solar Panel, Sat. Dish, TV, VCR, Exel Cond. 1997 Geo Tracker. Tow Veh. Avail as pkg. $20,000 or sell sep. 250-898-8381 1994 BIGFOOT Camper 11.5Ft Excellent condition. Offers 250-338-8957 BIGFOOT COLUMBIA River Camper. 9.5’ ft long box camper. Mint Condition, as brand new. Used only 4 times. $10,000. Call 250-334-1611. ZINGER - CAMPER. 19.5 ft 2012 yrs old, used 1 yr. Dual wheels, fully loaded, must see. $1500, 250-334-2408

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

TRUCKS & VANS 3/4 T GMC Sierra Classic with fibremold canopy. Both great shape. $3500. (250)897-6070.

MARINE BOATS 30FT PACESHIP Sailboat with cradle trailer, D/S, VHF, Spinnaker Roller Furling, A/P, Diesel. 250-338-8957

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

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

BAHÁ’Í FAITH Devotional gathering – with the theme “Honouring Departed Loved Ones,” May 7 at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome. ~~~ “Those who have ascended have different attributes from those who are still on earth, yet there is no real separation.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

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

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

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

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250 Beach Drive, Comox

250-338-5811

250-890-9262

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

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

Comox Valley

250 BEACH AVENUE

Full Wheelchair Access

@ 10:30 am

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

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

Rev. Maggie Enwright 250-339-3966

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

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

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Lil 250-338-7727 (office)

St. George’s

LUTHERAN

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

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

(ELCIC)

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

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

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

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

Comox Community Baptist Church

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program Followed by a Potluck Lunch Choir Practice Wed. 7:15 pm Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-400-7800

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

Everyone Welcome. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox

250-339-0224

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Service 10:30am Guest Speaker: Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 Full Wheelchair e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca Access comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

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

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

250-338-8454

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LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 Morning Services 11 am Coming Event Friday, May 11th, 7PM: Aaron House Christian Fellowship is having a CHURCH CAFE OLE’ TIME GOSPEL NIGHT Old Time Gospel sing-along; concession offering pies, cakes etc... Everyone Welcome!

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

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

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

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Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

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

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GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

Rev. Wally Fry

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome

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COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

Nursery-Grade 7

at 11 am

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

Independent - Fundamental

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Minister: Peggy Jensen

1st Street & Penrith

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday Worship

250-334-4961

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL

Nourish Your Spirit. Heal the World.

(at Comox United Church)

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Full Wheelchair Access

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

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

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

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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

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

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

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

CHURCH SCHOOL 10AM

Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10 am

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