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Jeremy Potts is no stranger to the Valley music scene. Growing up in Courtenay he began his violin studies at the age of six with Mary Hill, and frequently participated in the Comox Valley Music Festival, earning top prizes in his category. At the age of 13 he studied with Marie-Andre Grey in Parksville and then finally with Dr. Calvin Dyck.

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Record Staff School District 71 has told all Comox Valley schools to cancel all overnight camping trips. The announcement — written by assistant superintendent Sheila Shanahan and posted on SD71’s website Monday — directs all schools to cancel overnight camping trips scheduled to take place between now and the end of the school year. “Principals and vice-principals are required to be available in the schools and are unable to provide supervision for students on overnight trips or events,” wrote Shanahan in the letter. “As these are school-sanctioned events, without school district staff in attendance, they cannot occur.” Teachers recently voted to withdraw from extracurricular activities as a way to legally protest Bill 22, the Education Improvement Act. Shanahan added there could be opportunities for schools to organize alternate activities during the day when teachers are available to supervise students, but she expects some disappointment. “We do not expect that this news will be taken easily; it is of course disappointing for our students,” said Shanahan. Graduation ceremonies are typically supervised by secondary school administrators and they will continue to do so, according to the letter. Parents have helped with the ceremonies in the past. Schools will provide specific information to parents and students about individual school events that may be affected. Parents can contact their child’s school with questions. See Friday’s Record for further details.

ARTS MUSICAL MORNING Emerging from the Comox Valley Art Gallery basement, local children’s entertainer Captain Thunderpants entertains a crowd of all ages as part of the Elevate the Arts festival. The day-long festival Saturday featured visual art, craft, design, music, photography and more at multiple venues throughout downtown Courtenay. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Construction of hospital outlined Renée Andor Record Staff

The City of Courtenay’s rezoning process shouldn’t bump the construction timeline of the new Comox Valley Hospital off track, according to the Vancouver Island Health Authority. “I have no concerns at all,” said VIHA project director Grant Hollett as he presented council with an in-depth report on the Comox Valley Hospital project Monday. “Our timeframe, as long as we can have zoning review, zoning process run its course before the end of this calendar year, that will align very nicely with our anticipated timelines.”

According to Hollett, a rezoning application for land at the corner of Lerwick and Ryan roads will be submitted to the City in June. Public consultation, which includes a public hearing, open houses and information session, is estimated to start in June and run through to September or October. Hollett said VIHA hopes to have rezoning of the land finished by late fall. City director of planning services Peter Crawford noted 11 acres of land will come from North Island College, and 2.37 will come from Courtenay. Both properties must be rezoned, but the rezoning process will be tied together in one application.

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Hollett confirmed VIHA accepts the city’s proposed price for the land — which is $8.67 per square foot or $895,822 in total — though no sales agreement has officially been signed yet. The City-owned land is a playing field along Lerwick Road to the north of the NIC land. City director of community services Randy Wiwchar explained the City could not talk to the sports field user groups before the chosen hospital site was announced, but will now discuss options with them. The estimated date to vacate the field is mid2014. Hollett presented an indica... see NEW ■ A2


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circumstances in the future. “He was a good guy. In the hope of He was very open and determining a cause willing to give you the of death and creating shirt off your back if recommendations for you needed it. He was the future, the public a very good-hearted inquest into the death person,” said Jones’ of a man three years ago sister Debbie Darrah at St. Joseph’s General to media outside the c o u r t Hospital house. in Comox THE COURTS Darrah has begun in Campbell River this noted her brother did suffer from seizures week. George Alfred and had a drinking Jones, 40, died Jan. problem, along with 2009 after going into previous dealings with medical distress while the RCMP. “(The inquest) is detained in police cells in Courtenay. Jones pulling on the heartwas rushed to hospital, strings,” she added. where he died the next “We want to know in our hearts what hapday. While the jury may pened.” Inquest counsel John not by law, make any finding of legal respon- Orr said the seven-persibility, it has the son jury will examine opportunity to make how and why Jones r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s died. “And if, one of the aimed at preventing deaths under similar suggestions is that it

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TAKING A BREAK Pauline Hannaford from Port Alberni, winner of the Snowbirds photo contest from the Comox Air Force Museum, meets team members during their annual meet and greet. The Snowbirds left the Comox Valley following two weeks of practice to begin their summer tour schedule later this month. The second-place winner of the photo contest was Gloria Folk of Courtenay, followed by Josh Bowles of Lazo. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

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tive design of the new hospital, but noted the finished design will likely look different. The design will be used in the design competition during 2012 and 2013, and competitors will be asked to improve the design as part of their bid for the work. The request for proposals process is expected to start early next year. Crawford noted the location of a new East Courtenay Fire Hall and Training site — which was slated for 2015 in the city’s 2012 to 2016 Financial Plan — will likely become a staging area for hospital construction, as it will be on the north side of Home Depot, behind the Courtenay Substation from Lerwick Road.

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Union Bay gets water agreement Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Kensington Island Properties took another step forward Friday when the regional district and Union Bay Improvement District (UBID) signed an agreement that will enable the company to proceed with constructing a water filtration system for the Island community. “The water resolution is now reached, which gives KIP the go-ahead for water,” KIP vice-president Brian McMahon said. The company still needs to reach an agreement with the Ministry of Environment for a wastewater treatment plant, which needs the Comox Valley Regional District’s stamp of approval, as was the case with a water infrastructure agreement between KIP and the UBID. The CVRD board signed a master development agreement in 2010. A clause calling for a transfer of the water licence to the regional district had been a sticking point for the UBID throughout discussions. UBID board chair

Carol Molstad said Friday’s agreement recognizes the long-term need for water management and allows Union Bay to retain control of the UBID water supply system. It also identifies two conditions under which a transfer of the district’s water supply assets could occur — if the UBID requests a transfer and the CVRD accepts, or the Province changes UBID’s letters patent and requires a transfer. But Molstad said neither of these triggers will happen in the foreseeable future. McMahon expects to reconvene soon with the ministry and consultants to discuss the wastewater treatment plant. “The grass is growing and the paint is drying,” he quipped, referring to the 13 years that have passed since KIP purchased 1,000-plus acres in Union Bay. The company plans to build houses, a golf course, a marina walkway, and a series of parks and trails. McMahon said KIP has so far invested more than $12 million into the project. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Golf architect tops Record Staff The centrepiece of KIP’s proposal is a Scottish Links-style, 18-hole destination golf course overlooking Georgia Strait, designed by worldrenowned golf course architect Gil Hanse. The Philadelphiabased Hanse built Castle Stuart in Scotland, named course of the year by Golf Magazine in 2009. The publication also named him Golf Architect of the Year.

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SID AND BARB DAWSON (second from right and far right holding grandson) received the Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management from MLA Don McRae (far left). Other Dawson family members helped to celebrate. PHOTO BY RENÉE ANDOR

Woodlot couple honoured Record Staff Courtenay couple Sid and Barb Dawson received an award for their management of a woodlot in the Parksville area. The Dawsons received the Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management in the Coastal region, which Comox Valley MLA Don McRae announced Friday on behalf of Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson. Sid said the $2,500 cheque he received will help pay for treeplanters on his family-managed woodlot. Woodlot licences are

small, area-based tenures that combine private land with up to 800 hectares of Crown land on the Coast and 1,200 hectares in the Interior, and are managed by individuals, groups or First Nations. Sid and his wife have managed the same woodlot for the past 17 years, but it’s also one of the province’s original woodlots from 1948 and has been managed by members of the Dawson family continuously since then. “When you’ve been at it this long it, it’s nice to get some appreciation for it,” said Sid of the award. According to a Ministry of

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations news release, the Dawsons are well-known for their adaptive and creative approach to forest management, and they show dedication to sustainable harvesting and long-term stewardship. “Sid and Barb Dawson have set a high standard for other woodlot licensees to follow. “Their willingness to share knowledge with other licensees shows their dedication and contribution to ensure the continued success of the Woodlot Licence Program provincewide,” said McRae in the release.

Rivers trust fund gets funds Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Against the backdrop of Comox Lake, Comox Valley MLA and Minister of Agriculture Don McRae announced at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association on Friday $1 million of support for the BC Living Rivers Trust Fund. The fund supports delivery of fisheries research and fish habitat restoration programs throughout B.C. It was established by the provincial government

to provide a legacy based on healthy watershed, sustainable ecosystems and thriving communities. Between 2002 and 2006, the organization has received $21 million from the Province. McRae explained the investment resulted in 450 projects, that have significant improvements in the stewardship of the Fraser and Skeena watersheds, the Georgia Basin and the west coast of Vancouver Island. “Projects have ranged from water management plans, to large scale habi-

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Virtues of wooden bridges extolled Documentary being shot about project in Courtenay

river to the base of Sixth Street. He noted the benefits of building a bridge out of wood. “It’s forgiving and it’s an economic material … we can prove Renée Andor it sort of hands down that a well-maintained Record Staff wooden bridge will outA documentary last its steel or concould be in the works crete competitors,” about the making of said McCarty. He said the proposed wooden his kids used to ride pedestrian and cyclist a school bus across a bridge over the Courte- wooden bridge that was nay River. in service for 205 years. If the project goes “The upfront work is ahead, the Timber heavier but the lifecyFramers Guild would cle is much longer.” come to Courtenay to McCarty also noted oversee this communi- that while the TFG has ty building project. built bridges around TFG executive direc- the world — including tor Joel a couple in M c C a Canada — It’s forgiving this project rty came from New and it’s an could be H a m p the largshire on economic material est. Friday to … we can prove The covcheck out it sort of hands ered bridge the potenwould be tial site of down that a about 180 the bridge well-maintained feet in — and was length and filmed for wooden bridge feature a possible will outlast its an arched documen- steel or concrete design for tary of the aesthetic b r i d g e - competitors. appeal and building structural Joel McCarty integrity. process. As the After Courtenay River People a split vote in midBridge steering com- April, Courtenay counmittee filmed, McCarty cil approved spending spoke about the project $70,000 for research at Simms Millennium and design of the Park, where the bridge bridge. The City will would reach across the also apply for $1.9 from

TIMBER FRAMERS GUILD executive director Joel McCarty answers questions about the proposed wooden pedestrian and cyclist bridge. The video footage may be used in a future documentary about the bridge-buildPHOTO BY RENÉE ANDOR ing process. the Gas Tax Innovations Fund for construction costs, as well as $1.75 million from the Gas Tax General Strategic Priorities Fund to repaint the Fifth Street bridge. The deadline for applications is the end of this month. Project organizers hope to start construction on the wooden bridge by summer 2013, which would see 70 to 100 timber carpenter volunteers in Courtenay for three to fours weeks to build the bridge alongside

local volunteers of all skill levels. “It doesn’t matter about your gender or skill level or race or language — we’ve

done it in languages that we don’t speak,” said McCarty. “We’re also trying to send a real little more subtle or little more difficult to articulate message of the powerful value of collective action and the personal value that community service has.” The project style is designed to build community and education through the construction and teamwork, and McCarty said he doesn’t think Courtenay will be short on volunteers. “We wouldn’t be talking to you guys and gals if we weren’t convinced that this town had enough public service horsepower to put hundreds of people, all age groups and genders and experience levels on the ground for us to guide through the process of building and installing this bridge,” said McCarty. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Lewis Centre design plans presented at a public information session Thursday were generally received warmly, with a few worries. Amid much praise for the designs, some concerns from the public surfaced such as what the renovated squash courts would look like, the usability of the new outside covered area, and potential flooding of the renovated area. The expansion to the west of the existing building will add about 11,200 square feet to the recreation centre and about 3,200 square feet of existing space will be renovated. Project highlights include: a new 4,000square-foot wellness centre, a new multipurpose room, larger change rooms, accessibility improvements, a seating area for waiting and socializing and energy-efficiency upgrades throughout the existing building. Project manager Blair Pettis noted the ground under the new part of the building will be raised one metre to protect it from flooding, but the renovated area will remain as is. One information session attendee questioned why money is being spent to raise the expansion area when the original part of the building will still be at risk of flooding. Pettis said the expansion must be raised to meet the requirement for new buildings according to the city’s floodplain bylaw. “The city must lead by example,” said Pettis, pointing out two new commercial buildings in the area that had to adhere to the bylaw. A few people brought up concerns about the new outside covered

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idea has been scrapped and other solutions are being looked at. “It’s a clear problem and we’re working on it,” said Pettis. Although the main components of the designs like foundation and walls are complete, the public can still provide ideas to the city on small ‘tweaking’ issues. One information session participant asked about handrails throughout the building for easier accessibility. Pettis said this idea had not been considered yet; he told the man his point was well taken and the matter would be looked into.

The designs and project information are on the city’s website at www.courtenay. ca. Comments can be e-mailed to recreation@ courtenay.ca. Four new boilers will be installed this summer, as part of the mechanical upgrade. Then the excavation of the expansion area will begin this August. Foundation work is expected to start in October, followed by framing over the winter. In the spring, everything in the existing space will be moved over to the new area and work will begin on

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Entrepreneurs starting early Credit union sponsoring program for Grade 6

PROVINCIAL NDP CANDIDATE Kassandra Dycke makes a point to environment critic Rob Fleming during his recent visit to the Comox Valley.

NDP oppose pipeline Comox Valley NDP candidate Kassandra Dycke says the proposed northern pipeline is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and bad for coastal communities. Dycke applauded the NDP’s formal opposition to the pipeline proposal, which was outlined in a letter the NDP caucus submitted to the Joint Review Panel Monday morning. “The northern pipeline proposal would result in hundreds of oil super tankers travelling through treacherous waters every year,” said Dycke. “The project makes no sense for the environment or the economy. It generates very few jobs, but puts existing jobs in tourism and fisheries at great risk.” Dycke, who discussed the project with NDP environment critic Rob Fleming when he was in the Comox Valley recently, said, “I am proud that the B.C. NDP is

putting the interests of British Columbians ahead of pressure from big oil companies.” When NDP leader Adrian Dix released his party’s submission to the Joint Review Panel, he said, “Under the Enbridge proposal, British Columbia would assume almost all the project’s risk, yet would see only a fraction of the benefits. “By any measure, such a highrisk, low-return approach simply isn’t in B.C.’s interests. “B.C. New Democrats are taking a stand on the Enbridge pipeline because B.C.’s interests are not being adequately represented nor protected by the provincial government in the review process,” said Dix. “It is simply not good enough to state, as the premier has, that the government is going to wait for the process to unfold before taking a position. The time to take a position is now.” — Kassandra Dycke

Women building home The Comox Valley will be the host city for the first Women Build in B.C. for Habitat for Humanity. Plans to start construction in late summer are well underway — all that’s needed is more estrogen. Let’s show the province that the women of little Comox Valley can raise $100,000 to make the dreams of a local fam-

ily come true by the end of 2012. Volunteers and support are needed in all areas of the build, from awareness to administration to fundraising to building. “Let’s leave the cleaning to the men on this one, ladies. We’d rather build it than clean it.” There are many areas in need of help to suit everyone’s comfort

level, from raising the $100,000, from donating supplies or services, to good old fashioned cash donations and fundraising. For more information on how to get involved, check out the Facebook page Women Build 2012 for the Comox Valley or e-mail womenbuildvin@gmail.com. — Habitat for Humanity

positively impacts the entire school community. Every year younger classes visit the Young Entrepreneur Show and have the opportunity to learn about When Patrisha Read- business.” er asked her Grade 6 Reader was thrilled students when they to see that young entrefirst realized that they preneurs from past could start their own years had inspired her businesses, many said students’ product ideas it was in kindergarten and marketing stratewhen they first visit- gies. ed the school’s Young “Being responsible Entrefor their preneur o w n Being responShow. product E a c h sible for their own devely e a r , product development o p m e n t Grade 6 requires c l a s s e s requires students to students p a r t i c i - really tap into their to really pate in creativity and imag- tap into P o w t h e i r inations. erPlay creativYo u n g Allyson Prescesky ity and Entreimaginapreneurs, an experien- tions,” says Prescesky. tial learning program Perhaps the most sponsored by Coastal striking product at Community Credit École Robb Road this Union. After six weeks year is called Flatties of planning their own to Fatties, a hand-sewn business ventures, the creature that expands students showcase with the support of a their achievements balloon. and sell products. There are amazing “PowerPlay Young and mysterious pet Entrepreneurs is a rocks, beach-themed reflection of our long- bird feeders and penterm commitment to dants with rocks that Vancouver Island com- have been tumbled for munities,” says Allyson six weeks. A zippered Prescesky, manager wallet crafted from of community experi- recycled bicycle tubes ence and communica- will be sure to catch tions. “We have been the attention of young sponsoring this pro- shoppers. gram in local schools The program is runsince 2003 and we are ning in 14 local schools especially proud that it as part of the credit

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union sponsorship and teachers report that the real-world activities are very impactful. Cathie Jackson of Airport Elementary in Lazo says, “There are lots of practical applications.” Her students developed formatting and other related computer skills when creating their business plans. Reader reports that the program was transformational for her students, including those who are not motivated academically. She adds, “PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs gave all my

students the chance to showcase their own unique strengths.” To find out more about PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs, visit www.cccu.ca or www.powerplay4success.com, or contact PowerPlay Strategies at 1-888-880-0816. ••• Showcase schedule: • Airport Elementary — 1475 Salmonberry Dr., Lazo on May 9, 12:45 - 3:00 p.m. • Queneesh Elementary — 2345 Mission Rd., Courtenay on May 23, 12:30 - 2:30. — Coastal Community Credit Union

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Activity picking up overhead Residents in the Comox Valley can expect increased aircraft activity at 19 Wing from May 7 to 18, as aircraft take part in the Royal Canadian Navy’s Task Group Exercise 2012 (TGEX) off the west coast of Vancouver Island. During the exercise, CF-18 fighter pilots will also take part in air-to-air combat exercises. Residents can expect to see and hear fighter, air-to-air refuelling and long range patrol aircraft taking off and

A THREE-STOREY OCEANFRONT residence is being developed in Comox.

Sales campaign starts Award-winning hotel builders behind Comox proposal Comox Bay Marina and Residences is launching its 2012 campaign, which coincides with Comox council’s adoption of its 2012 – 2015 Strategic Plan that identifies downtown vitalization and marina enhancement as one of the Town’s strategic priorities. Comox Bay Marina and Residences is a proposed three-storey oceanfront residence located in the heart of Comox, next to the marina and marinaside park. The building would combine luxury and resort style amenities with 62 fully furnished suites, a seaside restaurant and pub, outdoor pool and fire pits, and underground, heated parking. Comox Bay is being developed by the creators of the Oswego Hotel, an awardwinning West Coast inspired boutique hotel in downtown Victoria. The 2012 campaign includes the first phase of full ownership suites, which come with option to secure moorage at the marina, one of the most popular on Vancouver Island. It offers sunny southwest exposure

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of the ocean and surrounding mountains. The vast array of recreational activity available in the Comox Valley has encouraged a burgeoning tourism industry, which has been growing steadily in the past few years. Visitors to the Comox Valley take up 43.5 per cent of the rooms in the region, show figures from the Ministry of Labour. “Locals know the outstanding views from Comox Bay complement the convenience of its premium location,” Edwards says. “It offers the best of the Comox Valley in the heart of downtown Comox, right next to the Marina and park.” — Royal LePage Comox

landing with increased frequency during the exercise, including some night flying. This training is necessary for pilots to experience flying in different environments and conditions to prepare them for operations. 19 Wing Comox is appreciative of Comox Valley residents’ understanding and support during this training. TGEX’s are annual exercises involving various Canadian Forces units and personnel. Participating units

prepare for a wide range of potential operations and missions to strengthen Canada’s ability to work in a multi-national and

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Dealing with pests The Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers’ monthly meeting May 9 will discuss a variety of ways to deter some of the less-attractive garden visitors. An open panel will explore what really works to keep the slimy slug at bay. Aphids and flea beetles sometimes take a toll on our harvest. Dogs and cats can be a problem in some neighbourhoods. Meet at Creekside Commons at 7 p.m. at 2202 Lambert Drive. Take Cumberland Road up to Arden and turn left. Take the first left again on Morello, and follow down to Lambert. Creekside Commons is a co-housing development with their own beautiful garden, and the CVGSS will use the common house. Shoes must be left at the door, so bring some slip-

pers if you want and your mug for shared refreshments during the break. Some CVGSS activities include a May 12 plant sale at Simms Park from 9 a.m. to noon in Courtenay, and an annual general meeting June 13 at 7 p.m., also at Creekside. For further information, contact Susan Holvenstot at 250-3342375. — Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers

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540-700gr

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900ml

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Smucker’s

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2.63lt

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Wake up & start your day with these great specials at Quality Foods!

Remember Mom & treat her right every day (especially Sunday May 13th)! Bassili’s Best

99

Kraft

Shredded Natural Cheese

907gr

4$ for

Bari

Bari

Pizza Mozzarella Cheese

380gr

5 9

255gr

Filled Pasta

Garlic Bread

500gr

5

Green Giant

4

540-700gr

333gr

Green Giant

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Canned Vegetables Selected, 341-398ml

300-500gr

99

Knorr

99

for

5

Potatoes, Tuna or Hamburger Helper 141-233gr

2$ for

5

Selected, 2’s or 4’s

for

Knorr

Hellmann’s

900ml

McCain

1.42lt

2$

7

5

Premium Ice Cream

3$ for

5 4

4

Smucker’s

Sundae Syrup 428ml

4

99

5

99

99 2

Plus Applicable Fees

WOW!

General Mills

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for

Smucker’s

Chapman’s

7

Microwave Topping

Frozen Yogurt or Sorbet

334ml

2lt

99 2

2 $4

99 2

for

Skippy

750gr

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2$

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for

for

Peek Freans

Red Rose

275-350gr

216’s

Cookies

4

5

99

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for

7

Tea

126-138gr

2 $4

2

Large Free Run Brown Eggs 12’s

99

WOW!

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530-660gr

2$

5

99

425-505gr

Peanut Butter

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Oatmeal Crisp Cereal

160-230gr

Collection Premium Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Novelties or Triple Chill Assorted Sizes Cake

2lt

¢

for

General Mills

Granola Bars

Lasagna Sheets

99 2 $

for For

Chapman’s

99

350-360gr

Chapman’s

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5

Real Mayonnaise

Broth

Lipton Soup Mix

3$

5 4

2.63lt

311-326gr

Nature Valley

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Ground Coffee

225gr

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510gr

¢

99

2$

3

99

for

Olivieri

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454gr

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2$

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Nabob

Triscuit Crackers

Cracker Barrel Cheese

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5

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4

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For

6

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Hair Care Products

89ml

Assorted Sizes

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1 Per Stor e

2$ for

7

2$ for

5

2$ for

5

2$ for

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2$ for

6

Facial Tissue 2 Ply, 6x132’s

4

99


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Fish and game club cleans up

VILLAGERS IN DEHRADUN appreciate the efforts of a Comox Valley family working to make life better for people in the northern Indian community.

Enjoy curry for a cause What does the Comox Valley have in common with Dehradun, India? Normally, not a whole lot. But on May 11 you can have the opportunity to experience a bite of India if you come to St. George’s United Church at 6 p.m. for a fundraising

Personal historian teaching You’re invited to join personal historian Elizabeth Alex for an interactive three-hour workshop at the Courtenay and District Museum on May 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. While the idea of writing a lengthy history can be overwhelming, focusing on one story at a time is easier, more fun and can paint a more colourful picture of who you are. Bring a notebook and come prepared to create a short story inspired by a single experience in your life. The workshop is designed for people of all ages to enjoy. As a writer with a lifelong interest in history and genealogy, Elizabeth brings a very personal point of view to enthusiasts in the Comox Valley. Before moving northward, Elizabeth owned a small business, Spinning Family Tales, in Victoria. Please pre-register by calling the museum at 250-334-0686. The cost is $10 for museum members, $12 for non-members, $8 for students and $6 for children. Light refreshments will be served. — Courtenay and District Museum

dinner. Tickets are $15 for an authentic taste of India’s cuisine. Not only that, but you will have the chance to purchase some handmade paper, beautiful jewelry, and gorgeous scarves. Proceeds of the evening will go towards supporting the work of a family whose roots are in the Comox Valley. Shifa Ministries is a Canadian non-profit organization based in the Northern Indian town of Dehradun. Lindsay (Weir) Kumar, her husband Sonu, and two delightful daughters have been working with the desperately poor and underprivileged of

India’s slums for more than 10 years. More information and details about their work will be shared during the dinner. Come this Friday to find out more about this invaluable work on the other side of the world. You can make an impact while enjoying a delicious homemade curry dinner. Tickets are available through Uptown Yarns or by contacting Ann or Lindsay at 250-3393421 to purchase or reserve your spot. Limited tickets will be made available at the door unless the event is already sold out. — Shifa Ministries

Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association members collected garbage from the roadsides recently in conjunction with Earth Day. About 60 members turned up for the Annual Spring Cleanup and cleaned up the roadside from the Fish and Game property all the way to Lake Trail at the Morrison Creek overpass and Colake Road and Bevan Road. “We are pleased to say that members were only able to haul 3,700 kilograms to the waste management centre, down from around 8,000 last year,” says spokesperson Gail Eggiman. Thank you to Bruce Henderson, owner of J.R. Edgett Excavating Ltd., who provided a dump truck and loader and operator Ken Fawkes and truck driver Doug Etherington. Corrigall Gord Trucking and Backhoe provided a backhoe and driver. Greg Lafortune, Gord Parnham, Bill Metner and Jeff Marinus filled potholes in the road, much to the delight of several motorists who gave them a high five. Also, much appreciation goes to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre for waiving tipping fees, and Judy at the gate for

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St. Joe’s looks for volunteers

THIS VICTORIA HOUSE is moving to the Comox Valley — and the move is being recorded by the TV show Massive Moves.

A real mobile home The TV show Massive Moves will tell the story of a house that is moving from Victoria to the Comox Valley. Originally, the house was on a property that was recently purchased by a developer that is planning to build a new home. The developer contacted Nickel Brothers, the house moving company, to move the house off the property before it was demolished. A young couple that is being transferred to the Comox Valley saw the house and fell in love. They found a vacant lot in Royston that suited the house and now the house will find a new home. Ryan Williams of Re/ Max, the agent for the young couple moving to the Comox Valley, states there were many factors that had to be overcome to make this house move possible. “Due to the height of the house, they had to find a vacant lot that was a short distance from a proper landing site for the barge that is moving the house; otherwise the expenses to BC Hydro would have been too significant. The vacant lot had to be large enough to accommodate that size of house. “The timeline to move the house was limited to precise days for the highest possible tides. The house had to be purchased and moved off the Victoria lot by a certain date or it would have been demolished. It was amazing to see it all come together.” Massive Moves became involved through their contacts with Nickel Brothers and thought it would be a good opportunity

for an episode of the show. The original plan was to move the house to the lot at night but with Massive Moves involved, they were able to get permission to move the house from the beach to the vacant lot during the morning hours. The TV show has already videoed the vacant lot and they will be interviewing the new owners prior to this house move. The house was built in 1904. In 1929, it was converted to a home with four suites and remains that way today. The new owners plan to renovate it into a family home with possibly one suite. The house was to be lifted onto a barge at midnight on May 7. It would then travel up the Georgia Strait. It is scheduled to be unloaded off the barge at mid-

night on May 9. At 9 a.m. on May 10, the house will be moved up Warren Avenue in Royston and placed on the property; the second property down from the Old Island Highway. — Ryan Williams

St. Joseph’s General Hospital has a thriving volunteer program, and there are always new things for volunteers to do. The Views residential care unit could really use more volunteers who come in regularly for two or three hours per week. Volunteers help improve the quality of life for residents in hundreds of ways. The calendar is full of activities from manicures to art and fitness. Volunteers are matched up with an activity that appeals to them and fits with their schedule, and each volunteer brings their personality and experiences to share with residents.

Pat Tapper, volunteer Team Leader at The Views, ensures that every volunteer feels welcomed and supported. She works closely with staff to ensure that volunteer tasks are useful and rewarding. “We understand that motivated, committed volunteers can choose from so many places. We never take them for granted,” she says. “And of course, we put a priority on having fun together, too.” There are 125 residents at The Views and many would love to have a regular visitor. For details, call Janice at 250-890-3030. — St. Joseph’s General Hospital

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Community

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

Wednesday, May 9 C.V. CURLING Club extraordinary general meeting, CVCC, 6:30 p.m. View agenda at: www.comoxvalleycurling. com. FMI: 250-338-3127. C.V. CAMERA Club meeting, Multi-purpose room, Mark Isfeld School, 7 p.m. Education night. Must be age 18+. FMI: www.comoxvalleycameraclub.org.

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. Friday, May 11, 2012 COURTENAY Library’s Friday Night at the Movies shows Cannes Festival award-winning film Volver, 300–6th St., drop-in 6 p.m. Free. FMI: 250334-3369, www.virl.bc.ca. 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. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Dan & Mark, Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www. evergreenseniorsclub.org.

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TULALIP & SILVER REEF CASINOS - $449.00 P.P. shared Tulalip Resort – 2 nights. Silver Reef – 1 night. Visit the Angel of the Winds Casino, shop at the Outlet Mall. Incl: bus, ferry, accommod. several meals and coupons. SEPT. 27 CHEMAINUS THEATRE - “Chickens” - Comedy $103.00 +HST Incl: bus, buffet and show OCT. 13 to 20 RENO! RENO! RENO! RENO! - 8 DAY TOUR - $549.00 Overnight in Woodburn, Oregon, 5 nights in Reno. Tour to Sparks, Carson City, Minden, Peppermill, Boomtown. DEC. 23 to 27 CHRISTMAS TOUR - Please call for details FEB. 5 to 18 HAWAII TOUR - We are making the arrangements!! Please call us if you are interested in a trip to Hawaii! Maui, Oahu, Kauai - price TBA

Tulalip Resort – 2 nights. Silver Reef – 1 night. Visit the Angel of the Winds Casino, shop at the Outlet Mall. Incl: bus, ferry, accommod., several meals & coupons

JULY 17 to 19

SWINOMISH CASINO & LODGE - $309.00 P.P. Join us for this fun trip at the new Casino & Lodge. Includes: bus, ferry, accommod., several meals & coupons. JULY 23 to 26 LEAVENWORTH / PENTICTON TOUR - $489.00 P.P Visit Leavenworth, see The Sound Of Music – Live. Travel to Penticton, visit a Honey Farm, etc. Incl: bus, ferry, accommod., musical show. AUGUST 25 BUTCHART GARDENS / FIREWORKS - $98.00 +HST Travel to Victoria for a Chinese Buffet dinner, continue on to Butchart Gardens to enjoy the gardens and fireworks. Incl: bus, buffet & entrance to gardens. (bring a chair & jacket.

For more information on any of our tours, please call our office at 1-250-248-4525 or toll free 1-888-248-4525 bustours@shaw.ca www.forestbustours.com

C.V. GROWERS & Seed Savers Society May Plant Sale, Simms Millennium Park, near 5th St. Bridge, Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: www.cvgss. ca, barbara.toombs@gmail. com, 250-465-8131. 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. SEEDS Food Market hosts

free Celiac awareness event, 2733A Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, noon-4 p.m. Glutenrecipes, food sampling sampling, free recipes demos & info.FMI: 250-3360129, www.facebook.com/ seedsfoodmarket. COURTENAY Library presents award-winning storyteller/ arts educator Bernice Hune in performance, 300 - 6th St., 2 p.m. Free family event; all welcome. FMI: Mary Donlan 250-334-3369.

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. EVERGREEN Seniors presents Comox District Concert Band Mother’s Day Concert, Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 2 p.m. Tickets on sale at office. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniorsclub. org. 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.

Tuesday, May 15 CANADIAN Federation of University Women–Comox Valley & Campbell River meets, 11:45 p.m. Meeting & bag lunch. New members welcome. FMI: comoxvalleycfuw@gmail.com. BC RETIRED Gov’t. Employees Assoc. Comox Valley Branch 200 meet, lower Native Sons Hall, Cliffe, potluck lunch noon, meeting to follow. All retired employees welcome. Guest speaker Susan Murphy, manager recreation services, Evergreen Seniors. FMI: 250338-6930. ST. JOSEPH’S Hospital Auxiliary Society meeting, upper hall Comox Legion, 1:30 p.m. Guests welcome. FMI: 250339-1407.

Wednesday, May 16 HEART Support Group Comox Valley Chapter meeting, Comox Recreation Centre, 1855 Noel Ave., 7 p.m. Review of results of Walk for Hearts; last meeting until Sept. All welcome. FMI: 250339-5349. VALLEY Charitable Gaming Society AGM, upper hall Comox Legion, 7:30 p.m. All Gaming Grant recipients welcome. FMI: 250-3343072.

Thursday, May 17 COMOX Legion Ladies Auxiliary Homemade Soup & Sandwich Lunch, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Full lunch $8, individual entrees $3.

Friday, May 18 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group: No walk due to Victoria Day holiday. EVERGREEN Seniors Club At the Movies, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 12:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www. evergreenseniorsclub.org.


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Home-Based Business Association rolls out the red carpet

TOP: SARAH BRUNE (Inner Harmony Healing); Donna Clairmont (Clairmont Custom Draperies & Decor); Larrie & Marg Szafron (Prestige Video Transfer); Carolyn Touhey (Two Eagles Lodge); Maureen Glowasky (Grace Cosmetics). Bottom: Russell Ball (AudioXcellence DJs); Sean Murphy (Valley Healing Therapeutic Massage); Steve Touhey (Two Eagles Lodge B&B). PHOTO BY LISA

In keeping with its annual tradition, The Comox Valley HomeBased Business Association hosted its annual awards reception last week with nine business-owner members taking home honours. Recipients include: •Marg and Larrie Szafron, Prestige Video Transfer, Business of the Year; •Sean Murphy, RMT, Valley Healing Therapeutic Massage, New Business Award; •Steve and Carolyn Touhey, Two Eagles Lodge, Merit Award; •Sarah Brune, Inner Harmony Healing, Comox Valley Ambassador-Media Award; •Maureen Glowasky, Grace Cosmetics, Inspiration Award; •Don Catling, Calorie Connection, Innova-

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of Union Street Grill and the more casual, lounge-type milieu of the Grotto without having to choose one menu or the other,” said Danielle Duncan, who owns Union Street Grill & Grotto along with husband Mark, who’s also the chef. “So now we have one menu for both venues. It has everything that’s been on offer at the Grill, plus a few of the most popular items from the Grotto.” Daytime celebrations, which will also

feature games, toys and a kids corner, kick off at 11 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. Dinner-time festivities begin at 5 p.m. and will feature great deals on Phillips beers and Vincor wines. The party culminates with the Jilli Martini Band from ‘eight ‘til late.’ Tickets for the Jilli Martini Band are available for $15 at the Grotto. The Union Street Grill and Grotto is located at 477 Fifth St. For more information, call 250-897-0081.

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BYLAW NO. 1723 In general terms, the purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1723 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 76, 2012) is to amend Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw 1377 as follows: 1. amend the existing definition of Secondary Suite and 2. add secondary suites as a permitted use in the following zones: R1.1 Single-Family; R1.2 Mobile Home; R1.3 Single-Family – 1100 m2 parcel; R2.1 Single/Two-Family; CD 1.1 Comprehensive Development 1.1: Becton Estates – Single/Two Family; CD 3 Comprehensive Development 3: In-law Suite; CD 5 Comprehensive Development 5: Lazo Marsh - Single Family; and CD 9 Comprehensive Development 9: Average 4650 m2 Parcel – Single Family. The amendment to the existing definition of Secondary Suite affects all lands in the Town of Comox where secondary suite use is permitted.

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A copy of proposed Bylaw No. 1723, along with Comox Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2011 and Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw No. 1377 and other information relevant to the proposed Bylaw are available for public inspection at the Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excepting Statutory Holidays from the date of the publication of this Notice up to and including May 16, 2012. At the Public Hearing, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person, by their representative or by written submission on all matters contained in the proposed Bylaw. Persons wishing to make written submissions in advance of the Public Hearing may do so by mail to 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9, by fax to 250-3397110, or by e-mail to council@comox.ca, as long as the submission:

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


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

Caring leads to giving An organization providing an important service to the homeless in the Comox Valley has changed. The Care-A-Van is now overseen by the new Comox Bay Care Society. The Care-A-Van has been serving the homeless since 2009 thanks to the efforts of Helen Boyd, a local nurse and mental health therapist. Boyd’s enthusiasm spread to Barry Willis of Sunwest RV when she suggested the creation of a mobile medical unit. After Willis found a suitable van, the Sunwest staff worked late nights and weekends on their own time modifying the van. No matter how well-equipped, the van would not have hit the street without Boyd recruiting health-care professionals — including nurses, doctors, dentists, social workers and optometrists — to staff the van. Doctors Without Frontiers heroically aid the injured and ill in foreign lands, but the healthcare professionals who make the Care-A-Van service possible right in our backyard deserve praise, too. Regardless of which board of directors is responsible for the Care-A-Van’s operation, Boyd and the other health-care pros are still making it possible. Not only was Boyd instrumental in creating the Care-A-Van concept and willing the project off the ground, she ensures its ongoing operation with her continuing involvement. Her inspiration and perspiration are the stuff that Citizens of the Year are made of. Even so, the Care-A-Van would not have become a reality without Willis and the community-minded Sunwest staff, which space prevents us from naming. Ditto the doctors, nurses, dentists, social workers and optometrists who keep volunteering to help those in desperate need. Their mission — to improve access to health care and related services through relationshipbuilding with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Comox Valley area. To learn more, visit www.comoxbaycare.org or e-mail comoxbay@live.ca. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Fifty-three per cent of respondents so far believe that maintaining the Snowbirds is a good use of taxpayer dollars. We’re getting lots of votes both ways. What do you think? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Run Runner Cam Levins of Black Creek claimed the quickest 10-km time to date while crushing the field on the final lap of a race at Stanford University.

A man is alleged to have held a gun to the throat of a female employee at the Supreme Convenience store in Cumberland during a robbery attempt.

All Snowbirds scare are pets Dear editor, Well the skies above have cleared a bit, gone are our air demonstration teams, all juiced up for their airshow season. I bet roaring through the skies is a scream. But what do we get out of it, the humble taxpayer who pays, and swallows deficits and service cuts, for these silly macho PR outlays? Are there any Snowbirdettes? Demonstration team sounds definitive, but I can’t define what they are demonstrating. Flight? Didn’t Orville and Wilbur demonstrate flight a long time ago? No, it can’t be flight. Maybe the CF18 demonstration team is demonstrating the deficiencies of this loud, clunky, definitely non-stealth, out-of-date plane? Is this so the Conservatives can get us suckers to jump on their boondoggle F-35 train? And what of the Snowbirds, those loopy little jets? As far as projecting our military might, all

they can scare are pets. Take our best pilots, and the highest paid to boot, give them ancient airframes, and dress them in bright red suits, and you get the Royal Canadian Air Force Capades. Since when is the military intentionally a circus? Contain, maintain, and train, OK. But entertain? Jim Flaherty, our federal finance minister, has shot down the iconic copper penny for a measly $11 million to be saved every year forward, which could add up to a lot if you don’t think $11 million is a lot already. Based on their budgets and court actions, Mr. Flaherty’s crew seems to be conservative about believing facts, and in telling the truth, but liberal with stupidity. Their claims can seem as empty as a new Canex mall. Whether fighting deficits, or rapidly declining crime statistics, immigration, demography or most things based on math, our

governing Conservative servants seem to sweep reality from their path. A cost-benefit analysis is always a good place to start; it helps to limit emotion, to let the facts play their part. Hey, how about a high dollar that makes our exports smart, or the highest per-capita consumer debt — how is that for a start? A total of 12,000 civil servants have been shorn of their pay. Maybe their kids, now deprived of income and opportunity, could also be great? I’m not saying that our government shouldn’t cut, or try to be efficient. I just think they suck at it, that John Duncan and crew are deficient. There are more important things to our communities than demonstration teams and expedience; one can only hope that realism might triumph, over tradition and obedience. Steve W. Hodge, Comox

Paradise can be noisy sometimes Dear editor, I sympathize with the aurally afflicted residents of the enclaves surrounding CFB Comox. Tis the season. At least their problem is seasonal and therefore predictable and avoidable. Unlike we waterfront residents on the perimeter of Comox Harbour and the Courtenay River estuary. Who speaks for us? From my recliner overlooking the harbour this sunny Sunday I am constantly distracted by the screech of seagulls scrapping with eagles at a decibel level, which, if it weren’t for my hearing loss, would be painful. Overlaying the cacophony is the helter-skelter wind-driven whipping of halyards against aluminum masts, a rhythmic

counterpoint to the drone of a nearby lawn mower. Amid the bedlam an Aurora gulps its monthly fuel allotment with a fly past, soon to be followed by a S76 medevac helicopter en route from St Joe’s. (Alert to neighbours of the future hospital — when the first CH149 Cormorant shares your airspace, you will long for the blissful days of the Costco air exchangers. Welcome to Crown Isle — yes, we wear golden ear protectors, what of it?) It is altogether too much. Were it not for the fact the ocean apparently was here before me, I would plead for some level of government to intervene. Where is the Sierra Club in our time of need — photographing customers at the Gas ‘n’ Go?

I would ask for the ocean to be as civilized as our lakes — tideless, remaining at apogee so we need not avert our gaze from the slimy bits uncovered by its twice daily withdrawal. And if nature can be bent, can we not impose noise abatement along the flight paths of the trumpeter swan and muzzle the bark of the Steller sea lion? Finally, in the spirit of leaving on a positive note, kudos to Harbour Air which, responding to our thrice daily need to fly to Vancouver harbour, has introduced the single Otter floatplane to its schedule. To the somnolent, the rpms of the early-morning outbound Beaver are Lazarus worthy! Marty Douglas, Courtenay


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BCTF fans of Marx? No need for Grant apology Dear editor, I’m rolling on the floor laughing at your headline “BCTF doesn’t promote any political party”, on Larry Field’s May 1, 2012 letter. A few years ago, a Black Press interviewer tried to get the president of the BCTF to talk about what she was doing for students and teachers. Despite repeated questioning, all she did was spout neo-Marxist political slogans. It is clear than in B.C. the Green and NDP parties are explicitly based on Marxist economic presumptions, thus will get the support of the BCTF. That’s not surprising, and wouldn’t

be wrong as such in a free market protected by a justice system. But it is wrong in the B.C. near-monopoly situation, and may even backfire when the coming NDP government has to cut the budget. Similarly, when I asked the president of the union of BC Ferries workers what the union was doing for safety, I was referred to a website promoting change of government, instead of to things like education, teamwork, and removal of members who won’t perform their job well and help others learn. Field seems to be mistaking the BCTF’s version of

B.C. teachers paid less Dear editor, Regarding teachers’ pay, your editorial comment on my letter (‘Questions offered for polling’, Record, April 18) was technically correct. While British Columbia does rank 10th in what it pays new teachers, it is now ninth in what

it pays experienced teachers. With that distinction in mind, I would add a word to my original question: Can B.C. expect to retain its best teachers and attract new ones if they are among the lowest paid in Canada? Tom Pater, Courtenay

“data and information on public education” with balanced statements. Of course the BC Liberal party and the assorted Conservative ones have their own ideology, also one of controlling people for the “public good” and of favouring their particular friends (who tend to be businesses rather than the unions the Green and NDP parties favour). B.C. education has suffered from politics of both major stripes for decades, through several premiers, education ministers, and union presidents. Meanwhile, many parents are stretching their budgets to pay for private schooling of their children. Nothing will change until voters elect officials who will treat teachers fairly for quality educational work, and dismiss those who don’t perform. And until honest teachers elect union officials who will work constructively for teachers instead of Hugo Chavez. Keith Sketchley, Saanich

Bridge would be win-win Dear editor, The pedestrian bridge is a transportation issue. I’ve heard a few comments about the pedestrian bridge indicating that it is somehow ‘fluff’ that we can’t afford right now. This is clearly the opinion of those who use car transportation exclusively. Walking and cycling are efficient transportation strategies that provide exercise, fresh air, and sunshine. All three of which have been shown to help maintain health and vitality as we age. Electric scooter and wheelchair users also

benefit. Safe, attractive pedestrian transportation routes are the surest way to encourage people who would rather not be driving be out of the way of people who like to drive. I am sure that anyone who drives professionally would rather have less cars on the roads. It’s a win-win. Everyone is safer and happier. A pedestrian bridge would open up the whole Sixth Street corridor connecting Lewis Park, the air park, the library, art gallery, and all of downtown. Sixth Street opens out onto Cumberland

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Road. It wouldn’t take much to create a parallel corridor all the way to the tourist info centre. An overpass into Cumberland would give us a strong artery of non-motorized transportation, which we can continue to build and expand. Surely this is a very good thing all the way around — for downtown businesses, for anyone who drives for work or business, and for those who like to drive. There is no downside to building non-motorized transportation routes. Elaine Codling, Comox Valley

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THANK YOU TO the businesses and groups in the Valley who sell fair trade products. And thanks to you who buy these goods — it is one way that we as consumers can make choices that have a positive impact on our world. By selling or buying fair trade, we are placing a value on fairness and decency to ensure the farmers and artisans behind these products get a better deal — and a better life for their families.

Park. These businesses include: Tim Hortons, White Spot, Play N Trade, Walmart, Scrapbook Central and Tara School of Irish Dance. Your generosity is gratefully acknowledged.

is a matter for the Dear editor, councillors, and Grant The editorial ‘’Can has not offended it in we talk without yellany way. ing, I mean’’ pubCoun. Tom Grant lished in the Comox led the polls in the Valley Record on past Comox election. May 2 maligns and MANY BOUQUETS TO He is expected (the denigrates Coun. Tom Honorary Colonel Dave editor says obligated) Grant’s participation Mellin for his positive in the gas tax revenue/ to represent the elecmilitary PR and great work torate in water meterin locating the Snowbird at the new visitor cenall matters ing debate. tre. Next time, Snowbird (divisive The ediorganizers, leave the F18 and othertor’s subin Cold Lake — it’s eaglewise) comjective, ad THE GRADE 7 Leadernesting season on the ing before hominem ship Class of École Robb peninsula. council, and attack Road would like to thank express his on Coun. the following businesses WHAT A WASTE of own views, Grant’s for their sponsorship and $70,000 just for a study for too. position on support of the Grade 7 a bridge site that we don’t Talent Show, which was a need, and more so we canHe lives this matter, TOM GRANT fundraiser for their year not afford! Stop wasting his responsiand how he end trip to Strathcona money, Courtenay council. bilities as a councillor, expressed it at the works tirelessly, is April 25, 2012 meetalways prepared, and ing, is disrespectful listens to and speaks and wrong. for the Comox voters. We have viewed He does not owe the video available on council an apology. line to everyone of the Ronald Haston, April 25 council meetPatricia Haston, ing. Comox Throughout the Crimestoppers will pay cash rewards Editor’s note: To council debate about for information leading to the arrest of be clear, the editorial gas tax revenue/water persons involved in criminal activities did not criticize Coun. metering Grant lisin the Comox Valley. Tom Grant’s “position tened to the mayor on this matter” but and fellow councillors focused on how he pre— at no time was his sented it. behaviour ‘’... disruptive and disrespectful’.’ He understands the procedures of debating. 1. As he expressed his opposition to gas tax revenue use to help fund water metering he did not address his remarks to any one councillor, but to council. 2. He did not attack anyone. He did not May 11, 12 & 13 shout or yell at anyone either. He did not get up from up from his chair and remonstrate with councilSaturday, May 12 Mother’s Day Gift Package: lors. Neither did he Featuring: threaten, pound his Filberg Festival Weekend Pass fist, nor rant and roar. & Gift Shop Certificate He clearly expressed Beautifully presented his support for the with a teacup and saucer motion to remove the $100,000 tax revenue/ water metering item Available At: from the budget. Some Filberg Gift Shop & Arizona Gifts (Comox Mall) crescendo! 3. The editor of the Comox Valley Record is not the arbiter of council debate and Coun. Grant’s decorum. The editorial opinion does not govern council meeting civility and 61 Filberg Road, Comox www.filberg.com common courtesy; that

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More choice than ever before Home is where the heart is and a lot of your money, too. The kids are gone, retirement is on the horizon, or for a number of other personal reasons, you may be at a point in your life where you’re looking to unlock the equity you’ve built in your home over the years. Let’s look at three popular strategies for making that happen. Reverse mortgage This is a mortgage secured by the equity in your home but unlike a regular mortgage you do not have to make principal or interest payments — a reverse mortgage pays you. Generally available only to those over 55 years of age, a reverse mortgage allows you to receive up to 50 per cent of the value of your home and you can choose how you want to receive the money, either as a lump sum, in monthly payments, or a combination of the two. The money is tax-free, you keep ownership of and all remaining equity in, your home

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Biking to work easier than ever With the help of funding from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Bike to Work BC, Active Comox Valley and many community partners have been gearing up to roll out events to celebrate this year’s Bike to Work Week from May 28 to June 3. Whatever your reasons for taking part, whether to save at the pump, help reduce pollution, improve your fitness level, or just for the fun of it, be sure to register yourself or your team online and be entered to win a Kona Dew commuter bike, thanks to Simon’s Cycles. Log on to www.biketowork.ca/comox_valley and click on the orange Register Team button on the top right and enter your info. The draw will take place mid-June when one lucky winner can continue their commute to work with a brand new ride. A list of confirmed celebration stations can be found on the Bike to Work website and in a special supplement in the Record on

May 25. In the meantime, take part in a free Safe Commuting Course, facilitated by the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition on Monday, May 14 from 4:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. This course is designed for anyone who can ride a bike but is not comfortable riding in traffic. It combines classroom and on-road training. You’ll need to bring a bike in good working order, and a helmet. This is a free course, however space is limited. Pre-register by May 9 at 250-338-1000. The Comox Valley is one of over 20 B.C. communities participating in 2012 Bike to Work Week through Bike to Work BC, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging people to cycle to work for fun, health and to lessen our impact on the environment. For more information, visit www.biketowork.ca/comox_valley or call Active Comox Valley at 250-8909116. — Active Comox Valley

you need it to cover dayto-day expenses or for any other reason. Any unused money from your deposits is applied to your loan principal, reducing the loan balance and minimizing interest charges. Downsizing With the kids gone, your home may seem too big. You can replace it with a smaller one at a lower price, move to a cottage (if you have one) or by renting and using the difference to augment your income, invest for regular returns, or pay down debt. There are pros and

cons to each of these equity-liberating options. Ultimately, choosing the right one for you will depend on your financial situation and the lifestyle you want now and in retirement. Your professional adviser can help you make the best choice for your situation as it is today and as you want it to be tomorrow. J. Kevin Dobbelsteyn is a certified financial planner with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. His column appears every Wednesday.

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Learn how you can help to halt the Scotch broom spread Some people say you can’t get rid of Scotch broom. The volunteers of Qualicum Beach have proven that is not true. Since 2006 a small dedicated core of volunteers have committed to eradicating the plant. Thanks to their efforts, Qualicum Beach is getting really close to being broom free. Local volunteers are feeling the inspiration and are working to see the Comox Valley achieve the same level of success. Last year a Broombusters chapter started in the Comox Valley and began its efforts along the newly constructed Rotary Trail in partnership

Learn about history The Comox Archives and Museum Society is holding a lecture and display as part of family history awareness. This presentation will be on coats of arms, heraldry and symbols of Canadian authority. Learn about the parts of a Coat of Arms, its history and how it applies in Canada. See the various features that make up a heraldic shield, the central part of a coat of arms. It happens at the Lion’s Club, behind and below the Comox Museum at 1729 Comox Ave. in Comox this Thursday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. — Comox Archives and Museum

WHACKING SCOTCH BROOM is fun, insists Joanne Sales of Broombusters. with Courtenay Rotary Club, the E&N lands adjacent to Menzies Avenue and the Piercy Creek Greenway adjacent to the Comox Valley Parkway. “We’re currently working with the City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley Region-

al District to explore how we might support each other in stopping the spread of broom,” says Bev Agur, a local Broombusters champion. “Once people go out and cut broom, and realize how fun it is, and how much better

the area looks, they find themselves looking for more broom to cut — in their own neighbourhoods, parks and trails,” says Joanne Sales, director of Broombusters. “And they cut it on their own! That’s the key to success.” Now that the broom is beginning to show its yellow flowers, it is time to cut it. If broom is cut at ground level while in bloom, the plant will die in the summer’s dry heat — and it will not form more seeds. Four community cuts are planned in the Comox Valley: • May 9 — 10 a.m. to noon, along the Hawk Greenway in east Courtenay (start at McDonald Road near Sheraton). • May 12 — 10 a.m. to noon, Ryan Road, from Anderton Road to Little River Road; • May 19 — 10 a.m. to noon, Anderton Road,

from Ryan Road to the Little River Ferry terminal; • May 27 – 1 to 3 p.m., 150 Year Grove: Lerwick Road at Malahat Drive, Courtenay.

The City provides equipment, refreshment and pick up services. Volunteers are needed to cut the broom. To get involved in

the community cuts, contact Bev Agur at 250-871-2027. For more information, visit www.broombusters.org. — City of Courtenay

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Hotshot Potts returning triumphantly to Valley Jeremy to Violinist will study at isstudysending this summer at the prestigious Mozar- prestigious Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzteum Conservatory in burg, Austria. This April, Jeremy Salzburg, Austria graduated from UVic with his Bachelor of Fine Jeremy Potts is no stranger to the Valley music Arts (BMus) and will be playing with the Victoria scene. Growing up in Courtenay Symphony in September for he began his violin studies their 2012-2013 season. Karl Hirzer grew up in at the age of six with Mary Hill, and frequently partici- New Westminster, where he pated in the Comox Valley started piano lessons at an Music Festival, earning top early age. After earning his ARCT prizes in his category. At the age of 13 he stud- certificate in 2007, he was ied with Marie-Andre Grey accepted to the UVic school in Parksville and then final- of Music in 2008, where he ly with Dr. Calvin Dyck, studied with Bruce Vogt. In 2011, his talents earned concertmaster of the Vancouver Island Symphony, him the highly competitive Johann with whom Strauss he earned his Grade 10 After his gradu- Scholarship RCM certifi- ation from G.P. Vanier allowing him to study at cate. the MozarteJeremy has in 2007, Jeremy was um Summer participated one of 90 musicians in the junior between the ages of 15 Academy in strings and and 28 to participate SA aul zs bt ur riga, fiddle music p r o g r a m s in the National Youth under the tutelage of with CYMC Orchestra of Canada the great and from in London, Ont., and R o b e r t 2003-2006 he Levin. participated was principal second Karl met in the CYMC violin and assistant Jeremy at o r c h e s t r a l concertmaster at just UVic in 2008 program as and began principal sec- 17. to collaboond violin and assistant concertmas- rate in 2010. From Jeremy’s ter under the baton of Yariv graduating recital in March 2012, to a third-year recital Aloni. After his graduation from in 2010, what started out as G.P. Vanier in 2007, Jer- a friendship fostered into an emy was one of 90 musi- incredibly energetic, dynamcians between the ages of 15 ic and astounding musical and 28 to participate in the collaboration. Karl also graduated this National Youth Orchestra of Canada in London, Ont., April with his BMus in and was principal second piano performance, and is violin and assistant concert- looking to eventually move to Germany to pursue his master at just 17. Jeremy participated musical ambitions. The concert will feature twice more with the orchestra, in 2009 as concert- Mozart’s beautiful violin master under Alain Trudel sonata in e minor (KV. 304) and in 2010 under Jacques and Beethoven’s furious and Lacombe, which marked the virtuosic “Kreutzer” Sona50th anniversary of the pro- ta. Works by J.S. Bach and Franz Liszt will round out gram and a Canadian tour. For the past four years the evening. Potts and Hirzer perform Jeremy has been studying music performance at the May 12 at 7:30 at the Stan University of Victoria with Hagen Theater at North Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Island College’s Courtenay first violinist of the Lafay- campus. Tickets are available at the door, and admisette String Quartet. Jeremy has won many sion is by donation with a awards, including the Mur- suggested donation of $10. ray Adaskin Endowment for A portion of the proceeds Strings, the Daisy Thirlwall will be given to the Piano Scholarship for Violin and Society for their generous most recently the Johann support. — Jeremy Potts Strauss Scholarship, which

COMOX VALLEY VIOLINIST Jeremy Potts and pianist Karl Hirzer will perform at the Stan Hagen Theatre this Saturday.


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Familiarity breeds content Valley artist Joe Smith, well-known for his realistic paintings of West Coast scenes, is holding his annual spring show at Filberg Lodge from May 11 to 13. This weekend is also the official season opener for the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park’s 2012 season so there will be lots to see and do. Smith’s paintings, done in either watercolour or acrylic, capture the essence of British Columbia’s spectacular West Coast. From the Comox Glacier to Cape Scott to the beaches of the Pacific Rim, the paintings on display provide a broad spectrum of the landscape that has become famous around the world. For many who view his works, they can actually pinpoint the location depicted as Smith likes to paint scenes that would be familiar or are easily accessible for most people. “I try to put enough energy into my paintings so that they will elicit some kind of an emotional response from the viewer,” says Smith. “I want my paintings to make people feel good about themselves and the world around them. Nature has the ability to do that, so many of my paintings are focused on natural settings.” Although most of the paintings in the show are landscape, Smith

is also well-known for his attention to detail in depicting architectural subjects. This has led to receiving many requests for commissioned pieces of people’s homes, boats and even their storefronts. Along the same lines, Smith is also sought after by builders and developers to do renderings of new projects. Many of these the public never sees but on occasion the painting ends up on a sign like the one for The Timbers project in Crown Isle or put on public display for discussion like his concept for the proposed farmers’ market. This year Smith was asked to come up with a design to be used on all the Vancouver Island MusicFest printed materials. To celebrate this achievement for the festival from July 6 to 8, Smith will give away two weekend passes for two. Everyone who visits his show will have an opportunity to win a pass and take in all the great entertainment that has been lined up including such acts as Emmylou Harris, k.d. lang and the awardwinning Sheepdogs. With the weekend

also being the official opening for the Lodge’s 2012 season, there are lots of other activities taking place at the same time as Smith’s show. The gift shop will be open and the teahouse will be ready to serve a variety of delicious meals — don’t forget Sunday is Mother’s Day. And with spring flowers in bloom and the gardens tended, a walk along the paths

becomes a thing of beauty. Smith’s show will be open this Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Filberg Lodge is located at 61 Filberg Rd. in Comox. — Joe Smith

THE COMOX GLACIER is instantly recognizable in this Joe Smith painting.

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Movie about‘our Van Gogh’ West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson will play at the Rialto Theatre for one performance only on May 13 at 5 p.m. Thomson is one of Canada’s most beloved painters. Described as our “greatest colourist” and “our Van Gogh,”

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JILLIAN PEACOCK (LEFT) and Cameron Kearns danced well at the Fraser Valley open championships.

Brigadoon dances well Several dancers from Brigadoon Dance Academy competed at the Fraser Valley open championships recently. Cameron Kearns won two Gold, one Silver and one Bronze in her four events at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. Cameron is 11 years old from the Comox Valley. Kearns is the new 2012 Fraser Valley open champion. This is the first championship she has ever won.

Jillian Peacock, 16, from the Comox Valley, won a Silver Medal, a Bronze Medal and two fifth places. She was a third runner-up in her division. A great effort was also made by Zoya Lehrke, Anissa Jahromi and Paris Johnson. All dancers train with Diena Henry at Brigadoon Dance Academy in Nanaimo and the Comox Valley. — Brigadoon Dance Academy

Jilli helping to open‘new’ Grotto The Comox Valley’s Jilli Martini Band will play at the Union Street Grill and Grotto on May 12 from 8 p.m. till late. Jill has performed a broad range of styles and genres, accompanied by many accomplished musicians. At present, the band is a dance band, promising something for everyone, covering favourite hits from many eras and styles. The Jilli Martini Band currently consists of five members: Jilli Martini (aka Jillian Gathright) on vocals, Peter Cloud Panjoyah of Hornby Island also on vocals, Doug Biggs on guitar, Andre Forgues on bass and Blair Bentley on drums. “The Jilli Martini Band is looking forward to rocking the Grotto, like it’s never been rocked before!” Jilli says. “Just be

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Tickets are available at the Grotto, which is sporting a new look. — Union Street Grill & Grotto

During May you may fill your belly with wonderful fresh delights at the Purple Onion Deli in Comox, while feasting your eyes on some original acrylic paintings by Tracy Kobus. Kobus, also a popular art instructor in the Valley, will show some of her latest dream-like paintings which often juxtapose both human and natural elements in surprising and expressive ways. Tracy’s imaginative acrylic paintings have been exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions across the northwest. Since receiving her BFA from the University of British Columbia, Tracy has participated in artists’ residencies at the Atlin Art Centre, the Banff Centre for the Arts and also at the Island Mountain Arts Centre in Wells. Tracy, also an art instructor, has been inspiring others to pursue their own creativity for over a decade. You may sign up for the artist’s inspiring newsletter, read her blog at www.tracykobus.com or find her on Facebook for latest updates. An exhibition of her paintings is on display

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THE THIRD ANNUAL ArtKart Derby happens May 19 in Cumberland with a larger field expected this year.

ArtKarts riding again in village The 2012 Mayworks Festival is coming and with it, the fabulous ArtKart Derby. In partnership with the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce, Mayworks will hold the third annual ArtKart Derby on Market Day May 19, part of Cumberland’s Empire Days. “This event is a real crowd pleaser,” stated Robert Moon, who was the initiator of the ArtKart Derby idea here in the Comox Valley. “The ArtKart artists have a great time creating and ‘racing’ them.” For those that have not seen the ArtKarts,

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Denman features pottery The 25th annual Denman Island Pottery Tour features 12 unique venues May 19 and 20. They include pottery studios, a rare Anagama kiln site, and a retrospective exhibition at the Island Arts Centre celebrating 25 years and beyond of clay creativity on Denman. Enjoy an exceptional variety of new functional wares and decorative pieces between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. A free map for the self-guided tour is available at the Buckley Bay ferry booth and the DI General Store. Visit www.denmanpottery2012.blogspot. com for details. — Denman Island Pottery Tour

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JOE STEFIUK IS at the Potters Place for the month of May.

Raven, salmon sculpted New work by Joe Stefiuk at the Potters Place Shop and Gallery is a continuation of his interest in exploring the forms of indigenous species — the raven and the salmon. Reality in depicting these creatures is not as important as the suggestion of their movement and form. Joe’s functional work is highly influenced by the Japanese esthetic. Variations of the Japanese tea bowl which is now less traditional and restrictive in its use and have become containers for fluids and solids only limited by your imagination. His vases are, again, variations on an altered form, altered by distortions but still fully func-

tional. The glazes used on the work are traditional high-fired Japanese glazes — celadon and tenmoku and shino. Interestingly, the shino glazed pieces are fired in Gordon Hutchen’s anagama kiln on Denman Island. It is fired continuously over a three-day period using wood as fuel. The long firing allows for an accumulation of wood ash, which melts with the glazes and leaves unexpected markings on the surfaces. The beauty of this firing is in the unexpected results. The Potters Place is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 250-334-4613 or visit www.thepottersplace.ca. — Potters Place

American music played The Comox Valley Concert Band goes south of the border to explore the music of the American Republic this Mother’s Day, May 13 at 2 p.m. The 40-piece wind ensemble under the direction of Patrick Hoenmans has titled this foray South Winds and will feature compositions in a wide range of styles. The band begins with the spiritual When the Stars Begin to Shine and ends with selections from the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, a recent box office hit that documents the rise and fall of rock and roll singing sensations the Four Seasons. In between, the band touches Dixieland in the March Creole, war songs from the Revolutionary and Civil wars, folk songs from the western expansion and film scores from Hollywood. George Gershwin’s gift for the melodic line and Henry Mancini’s fusion of jazz and popular song all play a role in this family concert designed to bring on the heat and celebrate motherhood. Tickets for this

southern extravaganza can be purchased at the Filberg Centre for $5 or at the door on concert day. The band thanks the Evergreen Seniors for their continued spon-

sorship of this annual event. Tea and coffee will be served by the Evergreen hosts following the concert. — Comox Valley Concert Band

Storyteller Bernice Gei-Ying Hune will visit the Courtenay Library this Saturday at 2 p.m. Hune is this year’s TD Canadian Children’s Book Week visiting storyteller. A storyteller and arts educator, Hune shares a legacy of stories in performance. She tells traditional Asian folk tales, Canadian stories and immigrant history stories to delight and inform audiences of all ages. Her storytelling performances have been featured at various conferences, museums and festivals in Canada. Most recently, she was invited to the Singapore International Storytelling Festival. She grew up in Toronto and studied painting and art history at university. ‘All ears’ as a child, Bernice heard songs and stories in Cantonese that created a magical world of rich traditions. ‘All ears’ remembers Chinese elders talking of the railway, the head tax and the struggle to overcome barriers. Stories of Chinese Canadians are called Gold Mountain Stories for the gold rush of the 1850s that brought Pacific immigrants to pioneer North America. Fresh from univer-

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LOUISE DEARMOND OF Square 1 Travel took us along to the top of Baldwin Street — considered the world’s steepest residential street — in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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.

SEEN AT THE Are Kabbinnen (chairlift area) in front of the ski hill map, Ben Jackson, Paul Redekkop, Jodi Ellis, Julie Ellis, Dianne Hawkins, Ralph Harrison and Peter Jackson took us with them to the Radical Love Conference in Are, Sweden.

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TAYLOR GREEN PLAYED his first MLB game at first base on Sunday, going 1-for-5 and playing soild defence.

A rash of injuries to the Milwaukee Brewers has led to a rush return to Major League Baseball for Taylor Green. The Comox stalwart was recalled from Triple A Nashville early Sunday morning and was in the Brew Crew’s lineup for their Sunday afternoon game in San Francisco against the Giants. Playing his first big league game at first base in place of the injured Mat Gamel, Green doubled in his first at bat in the top of the second and finished 1-for-5 on the day. He also played solid defence.

Like Gamel, Green is a left-handed hitter coming off a stellar 2011 season at Triple A who has primarily played third base. Green has played first base 23 times in the Minors, including only twice in 2012. Gamel needs surgery for a torn ACL in his right knee. The Brewers’ infield is in a state of flux as shortstop Alex Gonzalez had an MRI scan on Monday after suffering his own right knee injury on Saturday. Green, a late cut in spring training, is embracing his return to the bigs. “I’m really excited,” he said. “I’ve taken ground balls over there. I feel comfortable and I’m ready to go.”

Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said he would use a combination of Green and Travis Ishikawa against right-handed pitchers and would mostly play switchhitter Brooks Conrad against left-handers. That means an opportunity for one player to step up and replace some of the offence lost to the significant knee injuries suffered by Gamel and Gonzalez. The Brewers’ website notes Green was running partially on adrenaline Sunday after his second 4 a.m. wake-up call in three days. He travelled with Triple-A Nashville to Albuquerque early Friday morning, then from Albuquerque to San

Francisco on Sunday. He arrived at 7 a.m. PT on Sunday, in plenty of time for the Brewers’ 1 p.m. PT game. Green was called up by the Brewers late last season and played 20 games, batting .270, and was part of the team’s post-season run. The NL Central champs took out NL West champions Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLDS before losing to eventual World Series winners St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDC. In 27 games with Nashville this season, Green was fourth in team batting with a .287 average with one home run and eight doubles. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Garrett continuing hockey career at college level Earle Couper

an elite team in our league, while excelling as much as I can individually and enhancing my skills.” Higher education and a Glacier Kings’ co-owner higher level of hockey have Marsha Webb said the team Comox’s Jackson Garrett was thrilled to learn that off to Castlegar to play for Garrett was continuing his the Selkirk College Saints hockey career and pursuing men’s hockey team. his studies in Castlegar. “It On May 2 the Saints shows other players it isn’t announced a commitment all over just because you’ve from Garrett to attend Selaged out (of junior hockey),” kirk College and compete Webb said. for the Saints beginShe added that ning in the 2012-13 I’m an unorthodox skater but such opportunities B.C. Intercollegiate are a growing trend, Hockey League sea- I play with a high level of intenciting Portage Colson. sity. I’ve got good hands, a good lege in Alberta that Garrett joins the is recruiting hard Saints following shot and finish around the net. In four seasons in the my first year I hope I can be a part and offering full-ride scholarships includBCHL and VIJHL, of Selkirk becoming an elite team ing the trades. “The where he concluded scouts at the Keyhis junior career in our league, while excelling as stone Cup in Saskawith his hometown much as I can individually and toon this year were Comox Valley Gla- enhancing my skills. looking at 20-yearcier Kings. The sixJackson Garrett olds. This is a whole foot-three winger new realm of thinkcaptained the Glacier Kings during the 2011- ate scoring opportunities. I ing out there.” Webb notes Garrett is 12 season and led the team expect him to adjust quickly with 28 goals and 60 points to the college game and be the latest in a long line of in 39 games played. Those a key player in our lineup Glacier Kings to continue their hockey career at the totals were good for sec- from day one.” “I’m excited to be coming college or university level. ond and fourth respectively amongst all VIJHL skat- to Selkirk College, not only Last year Kelin Hrycuik, ers, while his 165 penalty for the education I’ll obtain Michael Graham and Alex minutes were second in the but also for the high level Orr enjoyed solid seasons of hockey and the chance with the Grant MacEwan league. The 20-year-old previous- to play with some friends Griffins in Edmonton. ICE CHIPS Garrett’s ly spent three seasons in the I’ve made over my hockey British Columbia Hockey career,” says Garrett. “I’m presence in the Saints’ lineLeague, totalling 35 goals an unorthodox skater but up should certainly bolster and 73 points in 106 games I play with a high level an offence that tallied just split among the Alberni of intensity. I’ve got good 80 goals in 24 games last Valley Bulldogs, Cowichan hands, a good shot and fin- year en route to a last-place Valley Capitals and Pow- ish around the net. In my finish in their seven-team ell River Kings. During the first year I hope I can be league ... sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com 2009-10 season he was the a part of Selkirk becoming Capitals’ second leading scorer with 22 goals and 51 points in 50 games played. “Jackson brings good size and a great deal of ability and experience to our lineup,” said Saints’ head coach Jeff Dubois in a press release. “He’s a prototypical power forward who plays his best when he’s disruptive in the offensive zone and using his size to cre-

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Sharks sensational at Wavemaker The Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks travelled to Victoria April 27-29 to compete in the Wavemaker Invitational swim meet. The scene was the Saanich Commonwealth Pool – home to Olympic bronze medallist Ryan Cochrane – and it was an inspiring setting. The results speak for themselves. Ben Neufeld led the pack with a staggering eight gold and one bronze. Close behind were Jordyn Ryan (four gold, three bronze) and Juliana Bartemucci (three gold, two bronze). The medals kept coming as the Sharks took a proverbial bite out of

I have been working the swimmers hard and we have been pushing splitting (the ability to sustain a set repeat standard) and I was very impressed at their execution. Albert Burgund

the competition. Contributing to the medal haul were: Janaya Ryan (3S,1B), Megan Rousseau (1G,1B), Taya Bezanson (1S,2B), Kyle Brush (1S), Drew Kuhnert (1S,2B), Brooke Lamoureux (1S,1B), Emma Neufeld (1 B), and Gabrielle Wolfe (1S,1B). “I was really pleased to see such solid racing with such little rest,” said CVAC coach Albert

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Busy day of BMX racing Coal Hills track welcomes big group of riders to Cumberland

JUNIOR COACHES LEND a helping hand for little Blue Devil swimmers.

Blue Devils pumped The Blue Devils Summer Swim Club has started the season with lots of enthusiasm and a full slate of swimmers. “Everyone is so excited as the Blue Devils will be hosting the Regional Championship Meet for the first time ever, Aug. 3-5 at the Aquatic Centre,” a club spokesperson said. “All Island clubs will be in attendance so we could see up to 500 swimmers competing in each discipline for a top-three placement which will qualify

them for the Provincial Championship to be held in Nanaimo. “We have lots of scope this year with the addition of Masters and Aquatic Conditioning where there is still room to register,” the spokesperson said. “The ever-popular Little Devils program is full with a waiting list right up to the end of June, however there is still room for the month of July so don’t delay. “This is going to be an incredible swim season with the return of Sam (head coach) and

Only even holes count at Comox On Tuesday, May 1, the Comox Ladies Golf fun game was to count only even hole scores. The low gross winner with 40 was Karen Vanetta. Nancy Riva and Sue Leakey tied for second low gross with 45. Grace Coulter had the low net for the day (36), followed by Helen Dawber (37) and Linda Verdenhalven (37.5). Linda Broadbent and Monique Fawcett had the longest drives, and Rosalie Williams and

Mary Suchla earned KP prizes. Karen Vanetta was closest to the bucket and Pearl Maddon had the longest putt. Pat Belanger, Marg Craig, Jean Kirby, Karen Vanetta, Brenda Good and Rosalie Williams had chip-ins. We would like to thank our sponsors: Sprinklers, Doug Petrie Golf, Panago Pizza, Playtime Gaming and Loonyrama for their support of the Comox Ladies Golf Club.

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THE WHEEL DEAL Nanaimo Nemesis jammer Kim (Foxie McMuff) Emsley-Leik, front left, is blocked by Brick House Betties’ pivot Kelly (Beaver Canoe) Duncan during Saturday’s roller derby bout at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Cumberland’s Betties prevailed 152-135. PHOTO BY GREG SAKAKI / BLACK PRESS

Pye feeling the love at Sunnydale men burger night There was a good turnout for Sunnydale’s first beer and burger of the year. Club captain Dave Pye shot a two-under 34 to win low gross. He also won a basket of love potions from the Romance Shop for his great shot at that funny looking pink thing on the third green. Randy Bennett cranked one out on # 1 for long drive and won a sleeve of balls from Newman Golf. Long drive #6 Shane Robinson won a set of darts thanks to Pacific Western Brewery, and also a golf shirt for KP 2nd shot #8 from the clubhouse. KP #4 goes to Robin Ward which he can put towards a Swinkey thanks to Brian Benedictson. Ben Gill won most sportsmanlike award and for his performance he gets a half-price golf lesson from Brian. Damon Gaudet won the pot of gold on #3. Other low gross prizes went to Dan Woods 35, Robin Ward 37. Low net for the night went to Earl Costello 34, Damon Gaudet 35, Bob Tarbuck 36. This Wednesday sign-up at 5 p.m. for 5:30 shotgun. Come on out have some fun – everyone welcome.

Spring Fling It certainly turned out to

be a good day for the ladies of Glacier Greens to get in their spring fling tournament. The weather could have been warmer but it did not deter the 27 ladies that participated. The format was teams of three with Stableford scoring and the results were as follows: First place team was Ann Johnston, Rose Jacobson and Rosslyn O’Rourke; second place went to the team of Jean Scoullar, Carmel Horochuk and Judy Fellbaum; third place team was Irene Perry, Beth Broomfield and Kim Delaval. Closest to the pin were #4 Kim Delaval, #12 Jean Scoullar, #15 Leslie Hauser and #17 Brenda Livingstone. Prizes awarded were very spring-like and all for the garden. A reminder to get your entries in for the Ladies Open as soon as possible.

Edwards Ace On Saturday, April 28 the weather did not look good for the Glacier Greens golfers. Bob Edwards was considering not playing, but thought, “What else would I do if I went home?” He started on #15 and his very first shot went in. All told, 101 players went out and the weather didn’t get any worse, so here are

PAR FOR THE COURSE the scores: Hcp. 0-11: Low gross Ken Osborne 68, Sheldon Theriault 72 c/b, Jeff Edwards 72. Low net Chris Kalnay 66, Al Cabilan 69 c/b, Terran Berger 69. Snips: #1 & #11 Ken Osborne, #16 Sheldon Theriault. Hcp. 12-16: Low gross Bob Edwards 78, Paul Schroeder, Al Donovan 81. Low net Wally Berger 67 c/b, Lyle Torrie 67 c/b, Keith Allan 67. Snips: #1 Lyle Torrie, #3 Brian Hotsenpiller, #4 Warren Brandson, # 6 Al Donovan, #10 Bud Bryan, #12 Paul Schroeder, #14 Wayne Ogilvie, #15 (POG - hole in one) Bob Edwards, #16 John Holley, #17 Richard Wand. Hcp. 17+: Low gross Wayne Hay 85, Andy Clark 89, Bill Krier 90. Low net Ron Carter 67, Jay Ferguson 68 c/b, Bill O’Neil. Snips: #4 Frank Gibson, #8 Jay Ferguson, #14 Al Waddell, #17 Ken Doll.

Mudders Day Sunnydale Ladies had a muddy May 1 for nine holes and played a scramble, with results as follows: Low gross: Jane Keoghan, Bel Brown, Ann McLeod. Low putts: Carolyn Walk-

er, Andrea McInnes, Sandi Tetreall, Trisha Harris. Apparently on Monday night the golf course received a heck of a rain storm, which made it rather wet on Tuesday. However, we all survived. The spring meeting followed golf.

Pin Day Members of the Crown Isle Ladies golf club ushered in the month of May with their first Pin Day of the year. Each season there are six Pin Days with RCGA, BCGA and Zone awards for individual total net scores and all putts holed out. Maggie Maclean and Sheila Vangisbergen tied for 1st low net at 70 and Andrea Spitz was 2nd low net with 72. First low gross was May Mitchell (84) and 2nd low gross was Val Dingwall (86). The best in the low putt category saw a three-way tie at 29 for Katy Macaulay, Maggie Maclean and Sheila Vangisbergen, while Linda Stickney was 2nd for low putts with 30. And lots of birdies: Mavis Baines (#16), Pat Johnson (#12), Shirley Ketter (#16), Katy Macaulay (#4), Maggie Maclean (#11), May

Mitchell (#10 and #17), Barb Parker (#17), Judy Pouliot (#17) and Sheila Vangisbergen (#2). KPs went to Dee Horie on #7 and Shirley Ketter on #16. Liz Ellis won the Par 5 pot (24+hcp).

Wally Wins At Sunnydale’s Sunday Men’s Club the battle was on between Wally Pettigrew and Ed Podetz for low gross on the 11+ handicap side. Both shot blistering 83s with Wally coming out on top with a countback. Keith Lamond followed up with an 84, Gord Rollison 85, Keith McNellie and Ron Pinke 87s. On the net side of things Ken Cottini and Al Edwards had matching 67s, Chris Dawson 72, and following them were some very ugly net scores. These guys all won a prize for shooting a net 75: Bob Tarbuck, Rick Sheldon, Richard Rondeau and last but never least Vance Johnson. Overall low gross went to Jordon Rallison with a 75, Brian Benedictson 78. KPs went to Ed Podetz, Richard Rondeau, and Dave Pye. Next Sunday, May 13 is 8 a.m. sign-up for 8:30 shotgun. Remember to call your mothers.

Team Play Tuesday men’s golf at Glacier Greens has now started. Sign-up is 5 for 5:30 p.m. start, nine holes and scramble format. May 1 brought cool weather for 34 golfers who played the red, white and blue format. First with –6 Bob Edwards, Bud Bryan, Phil Ball, Ken Doll. Second –4 on a countback Steve Blacklock, Adrian Haut, Keith Ross, Jack Jackson, Stan Kirkland. Third –4 Warren Brandson, Norm Fellbaum, Scott Nichols, Russ Parker, Jim Hume. All other teams were –3. Hole winners were: #1 Guenther Pamaminger (sponsored by Coulter Auto Repair), #2 Ken Doll (Yamais Greek Taverna), #3 Claude Dufault (Griffin Pub), #4 Steve Blacklock (Scott Fraser Real Estate), #5 Wayne Mabee (Panago Pizza), #6 Claude Dufault (Applebee’s), #7 Claude Dufault (Jo Klassen’s Grill), #8 Bob David (Little Caesar’s Pizza), #9 Ken Doll (Billy D’s Pub). Draw prizes: Adrian Haut granite cutting board donated by Dave Wacowich of Quick and Easy Granite; Barry Hewer haircut donated by A-Lure Barber Shop.


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late of Courtenay, BC and long time resident of Victoria, BC

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday May 19th in the Silver Room of Crown Isle Golf Course. To all family and friends, we welcome you to join us in sharing and enjoying memories of Ericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and how his life touched yours. Please bring photos and stories to share.

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Take notice that 084681 BC Ltd of Courtenay, British Columbia, intends to make application to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre for a commercial Shellfish Tenure - License of Occupation situated on Provincial Crown land located in the Royston / Union Bay area of Baynes Sound. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File #1413722. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Manager, Aquaculture, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations 2500 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC, V9N 5M6, or emailed to: AuthorizingAgency.Nanaimo@gov.bc.ca. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until June 29, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: http://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor.

Betty passed at home with family by her side, after a short struggle with colon cancer. She was predeceased by her parents Loyd and Margarete Hettrick and her brother Ivan Hettrick. She is survived by her husband Dale H. M. Robertson and her children: Kenneth Lloyd, Gordon Bruce, John Allan Fairful, Graham Laird and Wendy Patricia Robertson, five grandchildren, several great grandchildren and her brothers, Richard, Harvey and Gary Hettrick. Betty was born at Sec.20, Tp 47, Rge 16, W.2 SK. She completed her schooling in Outlook SK., then moved to Vancouver where she trained as a practical nurse. She married, raised a family and worked as a practical nurse for several years before moving to Courtenay and then to Salmon Arm. Betty remarried on 5 July, 1969 in Salmon Arm, then moved to Medley AB. and finally in 1977 to Comox. She is sadly missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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Sharing the tragic loss of our son, our brother, our dad, our best friend, and our husband, Matthew Gerard Wiebe. Matthew left us in the early morning of Friday, April 20th, at the young age of twenty-nine. He was pre-deceased by his beautiful mother, and friend Linda Burke. Survived by his wife Cecily, daughter Amarys, his siblings Christopher, Daniel and wife Crystal, Kimberly and husband Michael, Grant, Kate, his father Ken, step-mother Leah, step-dad Michael, as well as grandparents, nieces and nephews. A service will be held at Northgate Foursquare Church in Courtenay, on Saturday, May 12th, at 11am. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s genuine humour, light-heartedness, giving, and sensitive spirit, was endearing to us all. He was the best of friends and our times together will be cherished. The tremendous loss felt by these, and many others, is only comforted in the knowledge that he is now at peace. We love and miss you deeply Matthew!


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS

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

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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Annual General Meeting May 24, 2012 5:00 pm St. John Ambulance Training Center 107-1742 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay COMING EVENTS

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Looking for Artists Opening May 27th ~ Sundays 10am-2pm Simms Millennium Park, Courtenay Contact Leah 250-703-3296 or keystonemarketcv@gmail.com *First Month of the Market opening free to Artists – Put your name on the drop in list* FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Multimedia Journalist Oak Bay News

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CITY OF COURTENAY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Oak Bay News, has an immediate opening for a full-time news journalist. Oak Bay is located minutes away from Victoria, B.C.

TEMPORARY “YOUTH SERVICES COORDINATOR”

Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will provide news stories, photos and video for our award-winning, twice weekly newspaper and website.

The City of Courtenay invites applications for the temporary position of “Youth Services Coordinator” in the Recreation Division. This is a union position and is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the current collective agreement between the City and CUPE Local 556.

Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous newspaper reporting experience is an asset. The candidate is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools. Knowledge of Canadian Press style is important, as is the ability to take and carry out instructions in a timely fashion. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and social media (Facebook, Twitter) would be considered an asset.

Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by May 18, 2012 to: Laura Lavin Editor, Oak Bay News Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail: llavin@vicnews.com Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position involves assisting in identifying community recreation needs and developing youth services; Facilitating the planning, development and implementation of recreation programs, activities and special events for youth by actively involving youth in the process; Directly leading programs as required; Developing and maintaining positive relations with youth and providing a safe and supportive environment and making referrals to other community youth services as necessary; Overseeing the day-to-day operations of The LINC Youth Centre and supervising staff and volunteers.

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For more info please call (250)830-8000

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

WEEKEND COURSE

Firearms Training & C.O.R.E. Non-Restricted & Restricted. COURSE STARTS: Fri. May 25, 6-10pm Sat. May 26, 8am-noon

We offer: an excellent working environment and pay package. Volkswagen training and a positive family atmosphere.

Two pieces of ID required.

HELP WANTED

Summer Intern

Black Press - Campbell River Black Press-Vancouver Island requires a temporary full-time summer intern for its Campbell River community newspaper. The job term runs for 10 weeks. The successful candidate will do general assignment reporting and photography. Night and weekend work is involved and a valid driver's licence and car is mandatory. Qualifications This position is open to students and recent graduates (within the last year or two) who are ambitious and who have a strong worth ethic and a passion for journalism.

Attention Students SUMMER WORK flex. sched., $17 base-appt. cust. sales/service, no exp necessary, cond. apply, will train. 250-871-7511.summeropenings.ca/mv

DRIVERS WANTED. Kyte Delivery Service has openings for mature, reliable drivers with own small car. Must be available Sat, Sun & Mon. (250)334-9210.

HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Courtenay location. Guaranteed $11/ hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1866-472-4339 today for an interview.

C.O.R.E. continues May 28, 29, 30 Mon, Tues, Wed. 6pm-10pm at Grantham Hall opposite Tsolum School.

If you are a positive, motivated individual willing to learn and fit into our Service Team, we want to hear from you!

HELP WANTED

FARM WORKER, must have experience with livestock and equipment operating. Basic carpentry & mechanical abilities. House & garden provided. Reply c/o Comox Valley Record 765 McPhee Ave. Drawer # 4498

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

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NEWSPAPER

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Payroll Administrator

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To be considered for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter by May 15, 2012 to:

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ECE REQUIRED. Pumpkin Patch Nursery School Requires an energetic, enthusiastic teacher. This is a permanent part-time position. Resumes must be received by May 21, 2012. Please email to:

Sunwest Auto Centre has been in the Comox Valley for over 25 Years and is dedicated to Excellence.

401 Ryan Rd., Courtenay www.sunwestvw.ca

As a key member of the Finance and Administration team, the Payroll Administrator is responsible for the preparation and distribution of the Company’s non-union payroll on a bi-weekly schedule, preparation of month-end and year-end reports and documentation related to the payroll function.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Apply in person with your resume and drivers abstract to the “Service Manager” at Sunwest Auto Centre, Courtenay, BC or email to Michael at admin@sunwestautocentre.com

Marine Harvest is the world’s leading producer of farmed salmon with our Canadian operations based in Campbell River on beautiful Vancouver Island. We are currently seeking a qualified professional to join our Finance team as Payroll Administrator.

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For complete details on compensation, qualifications required and the application process, please go to our website at www.courtenay.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities”.

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MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY is seeking applications for a Treasurer to serve on our Board of Directors. This is a volunteer two year term on the executive committee. To find out more information about this position and our Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Society please visit our Website www.wingtips.org. We are also seeking others who may be interested in serving a term on this Board of Directors with meetings approximately 2 hours long, once per month. This can be a very rewarding experience for the right person. The Annual General Meeting is Sunday May 27th at the Merville Hall from 11 am to 1 pm. Refreshments to follow. Please provide resume or cv with references by May 15th. PARTS COUNTER PERSON for Parts Supply Store is needed. Heavy-duty parts experience an asset. Fax resume to 250-334-4152.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY! We are excited to be offering 4 - $500 scholarships to local students graduating in 2012. To apply, email pamela.jolin@ firstins.ca, telling us about your plans for education and why you deserve a scholarship. Include details about any leadership or community volunteer initiative that you’ve participated in. Deadline for applications is May 18, 2012. HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

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

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NOW HIRING: Residential Care Aides and housekeepers for Courtenay/Comox area. Part time/Casual Hours. Fax your resume to 250-334-8571 or email resume to laura_raycraft@wecare.ca TILE MART, COURTENAY Tile Mart is looking for an mature, energetic sales associate for a full time position, Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, 40hrs a week. job includes: Learning about various flooring products, working with sales program, working with builders and customers, light cleaning and lifting. Please apply with a resume in person to Robin, Tile Mart at 2599 Cliff Ave. Courtenay WANT TO see scenic BC? Needed Immediately. Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + benefits. For more info. e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca. Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or fax: 250-567-2550.

HOME STAY FAMILIES

Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous reporting experience is an asset.

HOMESTAY FAMILIES Needed for Japanese boys for July 24 to Aug 10. Stipend paid. Call Louise 250-334-1501.

The student is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by May 14, 2012 to: Attention: Alistair Taylor, Editor The Campbell River Mirror #104-250 Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 5C1 Fax: (250) 287-3238 Email: editor@campbellrivermirror.com Thank you to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR

BUSY LOCAL Bistro in Comox Valley needs experienced creative Chef/Cook to provide services F/T, Mon-Fri. Keen, energetic, self starter a key asset; experienced in all areas of fresh cooking a must. Please send resumes to the Comox Valley Record, Drawer #4497 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, BC., V9N 2Z7.

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M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

“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

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

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

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.

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TEACHERS GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus requires a Plumbing Instructor AND Steamfitter/Pipefitter Instructor to teach labs and classroom settings for their program. Visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.

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

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

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

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

DUMP SITES WANTED Clean Fill Available 250-334-6734

CARPENTRY

PETS

250-650-1333 SKILLED carpenter. Licensed & certified. Free estimates, Call Doug www.suncrestholdings.ca

SAND/GRAVEL/TOPSOIL

PETS FREE KITTENS. Pls call (250)871-2985, Courtenay.

CARPENTRY Professional. Ticketed. Residential/Commercial. Fully insured. Reliable quality work. Call Jim, (250)334-7522.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

ELECTRICAL

FRESH HALIBUT & LING COD Mark Wells, Lito Veloso, Stu & Dale on fishing vessel “Foremost” are coming in again this year for one trip only. HALIBUT, LING COD and SNAPPERS STARTING TUES MORNING. AT THE COMOX DOCK We have another large halibut on display. Guess her weight for a prize of free fish.

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HANDYPERSONS

SCREENED DARK top soil 218-4078. $14 per yard+trucking. Great value for money!

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. WELDERS WANTED. Journeymen 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta (20 km west of Lloydminster) is looking for 15 individuals who want long-term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33- $37.50/ hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca 780-846-2231 (Office), 780846-2241 (Fax).

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

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

GARDENING

FOOD PRODUCTS

FREE ITEMS FREE - 2 - 15” car wheels with 1 yr tread left. Call 250-8711835 FREE OLDER white double bed, 2 night tables & 1 vanity/desk. (250)339-7466.

FRIENDLY FRANK GAS GRASS Trimmer, “Stihl” $50. Hedge Trimmer, $20. Spreader, $20.(250)334-0794. DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1-877-5563500 www.mydebtsolution.com GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

CAMPBELL RIVER

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

“Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967”

Thursday, May 10 » 6pm Shoprider scooter, bikes, fishing rods, tackle, marine items, compound bow, Quicksilver 8' inflatable boat, prawn and crab traps, Warn winches, aluminum truck box, aluminum steps, new windows and patio doors, compressor saws, wheelbarrows, garden tools, patio furniture, new planting JASON pots, hair dressing dyer, 1910 German white oak bedroom suite, piano, dressers, table sets, sectional new jewellery, Check out our for full ad. coins and stamps. Check out what's coming up for equipment website, Viewing: Wed. 9-5 auction... still taking consignments. & Thurs. 9-6 Terms Cash, Visa, M/C, = • SAME DAY REMOVAL • CLOSED TUESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

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.

GARAGE SALES COURTENAY - 754 Stewart Ave Sat May 12, 8-noon. Collectibles, lamps. Priced to sell MASSIVE USED BOOK SALE 2 car garage full PARKSVILLE 145 Moilliet St. May 11-13 (9-?). Canadiana, boating, cruising, BC History, cookbooks, automotive, coffee table books & much more.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS STUDIO PIANO, excellent condition, $500 obo. Call (250)339-9124.

REAL ESTATE

GULF ISLANDS

HOMES WANTED

CORTES ISLAND BC. Tranquility is yours for $309,500. 3 bedroom on 1.3 acres at Smelt Bay. Attached workshop. Sun deck. Fenced garden. Ocean peek. 604-789-2492.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

**HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

PORT HARDY Well maintained 6-plex Great investment $385,000 Call Noreen 250-949-6319 imagine.it@cablerocket.com

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LARGE COURTENAY home in upscale area, for sale or trade for smaller home and cash. Call (250)338-7545.

250-338-2472

ARBOUR GLEN

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

JOSHUA ESTATES

2 bdrm, 2nd level condo located on desirable, quiet cul-desac features new renovations with 5 appl, storage & patio area; ideally located near schools, College, & Aquatic Centre; N/S; N/P; $800/month; immediate possession

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.

DUPLEXES

FITZGERALD DUPLEX

Immaculate 1/2 duplex centrally located in Courtenay features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, hardwood flooring, 5 appl, large living area & fenced back yard; N/S; N/P; No yard work!! Landscaping is included! Ideal for mature couple; $950/month; immediate possession.

HOMES

SCOTT ROAD COTTAGE

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

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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Apartments•Condos•Suites

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO COURTENAY. 1-BDRM & den top floor, in small quiet bldg, near dwntwn, updated kitch & bath. 1321 Lewis Ave. NS/NP. June 1. $700. (250)882-0960. GREAT LANDLORD seeks great tenant. Spotless 1 bdrm, reno’d, storage. Quiet, secure. Lndry. Central. 250-335-1599.

205-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls. $725/mth Avail. Immed. 204-1111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appls - $775/mth Avil. June 1 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

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

BELLE AIRE 575 14TH Street TWO BEDROOM very unique suite in Courtenay’s prime heritage apartment building. Completely renovated. Huge country kitchen. Large sundeck. Full sized appliances. Unique cross ventilation floor plan. Bright and spacious. Rent includes heat, hot water and free laundry. This is a very special suite. Quiet, well maintained mature adult building. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

BRANDYWINE 675 Cumberland Rd. TWO BEDROOM bright, spacious corner suite in a modern building just three blocks from downtown. Large kitchen with full-sized appliances. In suite storage and laundry. Well maintained, quiet mature building. Security entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267 or John @ 250-703-2264.

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. Independent Living for Seniors “The Affordable Alternative” TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite - spacious and modern. Excellent location in central Comox walking distance to everything. In suite storage. Extra large kitchen and dining area. Resident social room. Elevator and security entry. A very well maintained and well managed building. Call Greg @ 250-3391222.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated top floor suite. Ensuite, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, in suite washer/ dryer. New appliances. Within walking distance to downtown. Well maintained and well managed building with quiet, mature neighbours. Resident social room. Indoor scooter parking. Elevator. Security entry. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM with unique cross ventilation floor plan. Nicely renovated. Very bright and spacious — southern exposure overlooking private garden. Located just two blocks form Comox Mall and near Filberg Park. No pets. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

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


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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

STORAGE

TOWNHOUSES

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 PORT Hardy - 7077 Highland Dr. $695 /month includes cable. Beautiful 2 bedroom condo, fully renovated. New laminate floor in LR, DR, and Kit. Newer carpet in BR’s, ceramic in Bath. Full size fridge, stove, DW and in-suite laundry. Plenty of storage and parking. Ref req. Info and photos, toll free 1.877.470.1700.

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

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.

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.

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

FOR RENT approx. 1763 sq.ft. commercial-retail space next to Shar Kare at 120 North Island Hwy, Courtenay (bottom of Mission Hill). Call Bill 250248-4991 or 250-714-6789.

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

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

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PARK PLACE

BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS

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

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

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

COURTENAY - 1 bdrm duplex small but sweet. Quiet, N/S, N/P, $600/mo avail. June 1st. 250-897-1367 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 COURTENAYAVAILABLE Now! 3 bdrm duplex, 5 appls, hardwood flrs, 1325sq ft. #112-1500 Cumberland Rd. $1100/mo. (250)338-4710. 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

VANRIDGE MANOR

1045 Cumberland Road, Courtenay 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.

123 Back Road, Courtenay 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 250-334-9717 to view

Call 250-703-2570

ST. BRELADES 146 Back Road, Courtenay FEATURES: Fridge/stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, wall-to-wall carpets, blinds. Children welcome. Quiet, well-maintained 2 bedroom condos. Ideal location. Walking distance to Superstore and North Island College.

Call 338-7449

COURTENAY, CENTRAL location near Safeway, newly reno’d, 3 bdrm main floor suite, 5 appliances, N/S, $1000/month, avail now 250-207-0415

AUTO FINANCING

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.

TOWNHOUSES

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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

1-800-910-6402 250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca BRAND NEW 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath home in Puntledge area, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,250/mth 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 15 - $1,200/mth BOWSER- 1 BDRM Cabin $650.+ utils. Avail now. Pet on approval. N/S. (250)228-4145.

Houses & Suites

BEECHER MANOR

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For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667 CONDOS

SUITES, LOWER

HOMES FOR RENT

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.

1252-9th St, Courtenay

QUIET, 2 bdrm Courtenay, small, well managed complex, close to schools, shopping. Patio, parking, $800 mo (discount for long lease. N/S, N/P. Avail June. 1. (250)941-1043.

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

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.

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS

490 SQ ft heated storage with 13’ entrance door. $340 mo plus HST & Hydro. Central location-Intersection of Anderton/Ryan Rd. Gated and secure. (Comox) 250-339-5900.

7-1720 13th Street 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 appls. N/S, N/P $700/mth Available Immed. 4640B Northland Place 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. S Garage, $1025/mth Available May 15 14-1335 13th Street 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls, $750/mth Available 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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION PUNTLEDGE RIVER. Bed/Bath, all facilities. Close to town. $550 all inclusive. NS/NP. Refs. (250)331-0559.

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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 $900/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 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 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 BRAIDWOOD MEWS 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 6 appls, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 - $875/mth

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All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in May, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095. www.creditdrivers.ca

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

Everywhere. In print, online and even from their phones, people turn to us for information that is local, relevant, current and trustworthy. Put your business on the map with targeted advertising from the source that gets results.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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. BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com ZINGER - CAMPER. 19.5 ft 2012 yrs old, used 1 yr. Dual wheels, fully loaded, must see. $15,000. 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.

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Project Watershed was one of two recipients of the E-Fest 2012 Community Service Learning award. Co-sponsored by the UBC Faculty of Applied Science and the UBC-Community Learning Initiative, the award recognized students and their community partners that had collaborated on an engineering project designed to address complex community-based challenges.

UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday, May 19: 9 am – noon Experience the Estuary: Birding & Botany Walks: meet at Dyke Rd Viewing Stand. Explore the Dyke Slough & Hollyhock flats with expert naturalists Art Martell & Frank Hovenden. By donation. FMI estuary.projectwatershed@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 22: Project Watershed AGM • 7 pm At Lions Den Comox. Featuring the Estuary Survey and preview of ‘Keeping it Living’ art submissions. All welcome.

Sunday, June 3: 8 am – 4 pm Experience the Estuary: Estuary to Estuary Hike: meet at Courtenay Marina. Hike to the Trent River Estuary with expert naturalist Dan Bowen. By donation. Pre-register at estuary.projectwatershed@gmail.com

Saturday, July 28 Keeping it Living Finale Event: Blue Forests: ‘Art for the Estuary’ Online Silent Auction and Community Exhibit • ‘Experience the Estuary’ Flotilla Day Event

“Affinity” : Ken Kirkby CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to Artists & Creative Writers Each spring, the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society launches Keeping It Living: The Return of Abundance - an awareness campaign that draws attention to the importance of our estuary. The art competition is a key component of this campaign where the arts community is invited to explore their vision of the estuary and submit their work to be included in the art competition and silent auction for Keeping It Living. Art will be displayed and promoted throughout the Comox Valley, as well as on our website. All entries must be for sale, with proceeds to be split evenly between the artist & Project Watershed. Full details and guidelines: www.keepingitliving.ca

Blue Forest Restorations In Our Estuary Offer Part Of The Solution To Climate Change Paul Horgen, Chair, Project Watershed Board of Directors

Action on Climate Change: Carbon Sequestration Since the Industrial Revolution, there has been an indisputable increase in concentrations of greenhouse gases such as CO2 in the atmosphere, because of the increase in atmospheric carbon from increased dependence on fossil fuels. The average temperature of our planet is rising and the consensus of scientists from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is that the observed warming is due to human causes. The eight warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998. The photosynthesis of green plants removes CO2 from the atmosphere and puts it into a reservoir such as the wood in trees. As long as the trees remain standing, the greenhouse gas CO2 remains out of the atmosphere. This is referred to as carbon sequestration. The goal of the Province of BC’s Climate Action Charter is to reduce our net carbon footprint to zero.

Estuaries as a Carbon Sink: ‘Blue Carbon’

Restoration of the ‘Blue Forest’: Our Estuary

A major question facing communities like the Comox Valley as we entered the 21st century is how to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. One approach is to eliminate CO2 in the atmosphere through Living Carbon storage. Living Carbon is commonly thought of as Green Carbon: the long-term storage of carbon in the tissues of trees and plants in forests. Blue Carbon is Living Carbon that occurs in estuarine environments, where aquatic plants such as eelgrass and sedges store carbon in the soils and sediments below. A landmark study just released by Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) demonstrates, for the first time, that large-scale coastal wetland restoration, and creating new coastal wetland habitats, is an integral part of adaptation and mitigation initiatives to combat climate change.

During the last 16 months, the Estuary Working Group has been planning a Blue Carbon/Blue Forest Pilot Project for the estuary. In October 2011, P. Horgen made a presentation to local politicians, presenting an overview of Climate Change, carbon sequestration, and carbon offsets . He described how estuarine plant communities could remove CO2 from the atmosphere much more efficiently than land plants, and permanently. The Project could restore habitat that had been lost during the last 75 years, which would help bring our estuary back towards its historical level of abundance, and contribute towards mitigating climate change. A resolution was pass unanimously to request that the Province of BC support this initiative through its Climate Action Charter. Project Watershed hopes to initiate this project during 2012 and welcomes volunteers who wish to participate in the restorations and measurements needed. www.projectwatershed.ca

The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is a registered charitable not-for-profit organization.

Photograph by Rena Rogers


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