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As the final witness in his second-degree murder trial, the accused said Wednesday he was terrified when confronted by a group of boys including James Denton, and the accused “did not think he (Denton) was going to die.” The B.C. Supreme Court courtroom, which has been filled to capacity with friends and family of the slain Denton and the accused since the trial began June 4, heard how the accused had been drinking to the point of intoxication with a friend near the Vanier track before and while he attended the nearby Rhythm on the Rock Music Festival last July 23. As Crown prosecutor Gordon Baines noted in his opening statement, Denton, 19, was stabbed twice — once in the left armpit and once in the left lower back — near the entrance to G.P. Vanier Secondary School following the conclusion of the day-long music festival at the nearby Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. The 16-year old accused, who appeared calm and slightly slouched in the witness box Wednesday morning wearing a white dress shirt and black pants, cannot be identified because of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The accused told his lawyer, Victoria-based Michael Mulligan, he had previously been “beaten up really badly” the summer before at a beach party. “I got punched on the back of the head, woke up on the ground and people were stomping on me and kicking me in the ribs. I was in and out of consciousness,” he added. The accused testified that, following the conclusion of the festival, he walked up to his group of friends on Headquarters Road ... see TEEN ■ A2

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when another group approached them following a short verbal confrontation moments before. “They were definitely a lot bigger and some were men — definitely not boys,” he said. He noted Denton was about four feet in front of him when the accused pulled out his knife and opened it with two hands, believing Denton was able to see it by his side. “I was very frightened at that point. I thought I was going to get beaten up. I was basically scared,” he explained. “I said get the f*** back and (Denton) grabbed onto me. I automatically jerked my arm back,” he said, and added, “I did not want to hurt anybody that night.” He later told court he ran from the scene, and took a route down Vanier Road, through

a trail near G.P. Vanier school and eventually returned to Headquarters Road, with the intent to head to the police station to turn himself in. Police arrested the

me until a week later,” he explained. When asked by Mulligan how he feels, the accused replied “I feel terrible. For the past 11 months, I feel like a lowlife. I know wish-

I thought it was some sort of ❝ sick dream or joke. I was in shock; it probably didn’t hit me until a week later.

suspect near the bushes by the intersection of Headquarters Road and the Old Island Highway minutes later. When arresting officer Const. Nick Widdershoven — who testified in court Tuesday — told the accused hours later in police cells that Denton had died in hospital, the accused said he didn’t believe it to be true. “I thought it was some sort of sick dream or joke. I was in shock; it probably didn’t hit

Unidentified accused ing does nothing, but I’m wishing I did something different that night.” During cross-examination, Baines questioned the accused’s knowledge of stab wounds, particularly how it could lead to death. “It’s complete news to you to have a four-inch blade into a person’s torso and that they could die?” he asked. “No,” replied the accused. “It never crossed my mind,” and

later said he had never heard of anyone dying or passing away from a knife stabbing. Crown then asked if the accused had thought about using the knife as protection, particularly following the incident on the beach from the previous summer. “I figured I would use it for protection ... I never viewed it as a weapon. I viewed it as a tool,” he replied. He told court during the incident with Denton, he was hoping to scare him off with the knife. “I didn’t think I would actually have to use it,” he added. “I thought he would see it and that would be the end of it.” Outside the courtroom, Dave Denton, James’ father, told media he wasn’t satisfied with the accused’s testimony. “He’s forgetting a lot. He knows a lot,

but he’s not telling a lot. He can remember a lot of fine points, but he can’t remember the fine points of what he’s done wrong,” he said. Mulligan explained to media outside there are three possible verdicts Supreme Court Justice R.B.T. Goepel can find. “If the judge finds that the Crown has not disproven self-defence and that is the Crown’s burden to disprove that,” he noted. “If the judge found that selfdefence was applicable, that is a complete

defence and he would be acquitted altogether. Another possible verdict would be the if the judge found that the Crown had not proven all of the elements of murder, including that subjective foresight of death, but that selfdefence wasn’t applicable, another possible verdict could be guilty of manslaughter.” Thursday, defence began its closing statements, which continued into the afternoon, to be followed by Crown counsel.

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Reaction mixed to sea cucumbers Renée Andor Record Staff

A large group of people came out to the Union Bay Community Hall Thursday evening to hear about an application to grow sea cucumbers in Baynes Sound. The application is for 155 hectares of sub-tidal land stretching from Gartley Point in south Royston, to just north of Union Point in Union Bay. Dan Bowen, one of the applicants, said he’s pleased with how the public information meeting went, and he believes most of the confusion surrounding the application has now been cleared up. “We cleared the air a lot about the application. I think everybody now understands what the application is for, which is good,” Bowen told the Record. “It’s very clear now and people, I think, are relieved and some people are still upset, so we have kind of a mixed bag.” Confusion and concern surrounded the application when the public first learned of it and viewed it on the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) website. For example, geoducks were listed, which caused people to start talking. However, geoducks (large clams) are not included in the application which is only for sea cucumbers (related to starfish). Thursday’s meeting, which lasted about four hours, featured a selection of speakers including local aquatic biologist Lora Tryon, Vancouver Island University’s Deep Bay Field Station manager Brian Kingzett, aquaculture manager for FLNRO Kathy Evans, a Department of Fisheries and Oceans representative, the applicants and others.

Tryon, who is involved in the project, spoke about the research aspect of it, pointing out that there is plenty to learn about sea cucumber aquaculture because it’s new to the province. She noted the creatures’ ability to clean waste in the ocean. “They’ve put sea cucumbers in the bottom of fish pens and found that they’ve eaten over 50 per cent of the waste on the bottom of these pens,” said Tryon as she cited studies. “They’ve co-cultured them with Pacific oysters and once again they’ve taken up a lot of the organic waste from Pacific oysters.” Pacific oysters are grown on numerous clam and oyster tenures in Baynes Sound. The juvenile sea cucumbers would be housed in oyster shell heaps in deep water. Tryon added fencing would likely need to be set up around these ‘nursery’ areas. After three years of research, she said the hope is to use a ranching method of farming which would enable the sea cucumbers to float freely. The nursery areas are expected to use about one per cent of the total tenure. And Tryon noted the goal is to keep density low for a number of reasons, including lower risk of disease and parasites. Gartley Point Hatchery, owned by applicant Eric Gant, would be used for the project, and VIU’s Deep Bay Field Station on the southern end of Baynes Sound could also be involved with hatchery studies. Kingzett said research requires collaborative partnerships between science and industry due to the need for funding, and he’s already studying sea cucumbers at the station. He is interested in expanding the station’s studies to include more

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LOCAL SEA CUCUMBER species, parastichopus californicus, could be grown in Baynes Sound if an application for a 155-hectare tenure is approved. A second application for 107 hectares is also under consideration. This photo was taken in Union Bay. PHOTO BY JANET THOMAS

field work, and he said the work done at the centre is not confidential — the public can come and see what they do there. He said sea cucumbers can’t eat live algae or kelp, and actually act like “a worm in a compost heap.” “They will have a role in recycling nutrients in the ecosystem,” he said. Research is a large component of the six-year pilot project, but Bowen acknowledged product could be ready to sell within three years from the beginning of the project, depending on how the research stage goes. Sea cucumbers are used for traditional Chinese medicine, and are considered a delicacy in parts of Asia. Kingzett noted commercial interest in sea cucumbers and said they were worth $6-plus a pound in 2011. However, the application process is just beginning, according to Evans. Although the application was submitted in October, preliminary work just wrapped up recently. The applicants received a letter that their application is accepted and posted an ad in the local paper. But, that acceptance is only preliminary. Now, the FLNRO (provincial) reviews the application for Crown land among other things, the DFO (federal) will decide whether

to grant an aquaculture licence and the Ministry of Transportation (federal) would review it in relation to navigable waters. The three agencies work independently but try to coordinate their decision dates, which likely won’t be soon. “It is far too early in the process to even estimate when decisions will be made,” Evans told the Record. “Although there has been a lot of ‘preliminary’ work done with respect to the application… we are just beginning to review the package.” Evans noted a lease, which is generally longer and allows more rights to leaseholders, will not be considered for the application. A licence of occupation, which is more likely, does not allow as much freedom to tenure holders and is used for more short-term tenures. She said neither of these can be sold, but a tenure holder can sell their assets and the purchaser can apply for the tenure. A $20,000 bond is required for clean up or reclamation of a site. Annual rent is calculated a four per cent of land value, which she noted was just over $6,000 per hectare, but she added new tenures receive a discount of 50 per cent. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Standing beside a wireless smart meter for 20 years would yield the same exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as a 30-minute chat on a cell phone. So say BC Hydro officials who appeared before the regional district committee of the whole, which drew a packed house Tuesday. As opposed to being harmful to our health, Gary Murphy said smart metres are a necessary infrastructure investment that will save money in the longterm and will enable the grid — which BC Hydro calls “the backbone of our economy” — to remain reliable and cost-effective. “This is the first step in modernizing our grid,” Murphy, chief project officer of the Smart Meter Program, said in an interview with the Record. While infrastructure has not changed in about 50 years, demand on the electricity system is expected to increase by 40 per cent over the next 20 years. Over the same time period, the smart meter program is expected to yield a $520-million return. Last year, BC Hydro awarded Corix the installation contract. The first meters were installed in the summer. Smart meter opponents say the devices emit radiation, increase the likelihood of structure fires and violate privacy rights by recording details of power usage. Last month, William Thomas of the Royston Citizens for Safe Technology told the CVRD board that hydro bills have doubled, and in some cases tripled, where smart meters have been installed. He criticized BC Hydro for not testing the meters under a full load, and for

neglecting to consult with residents. Murphy said there is a “significant amount of misinformation” in the public eye, noting most complaints have come from customers with old meters. According to BC Hydro, smart meters will eliminate billing errors. Murphy also notes a “last-gasp” feature that will report disconnections and help pinpoint outages at a faster rate. He also said the meters will put a “huge dent” in energy theft from marijuana grow operations, which account for at least $100 million in lost revenue each year. Unlike Ontario, BC Hydro says it has no intention of implementing timeof-use rates. The company will respect the wishes of residents who place No Meter signage on old meters. “We’ve respected that from Day One,” Murphy said, noting the company wants to reach a point where there is dialogue with customers. “I don’t believe it’s in BC Hydro’s DNA to do anything radical.” More than 1,000 smart meters have been installed in the Comox Valley. The company expects all installations to be completed by October. Thomas had asked the CVRD board to sign a moratorium on mandatory meter installation, following the lead of more than 40 councils in B.C. The board first wanted to hear from BC Hydro before making a decision. On Tuesday, the committee did not move a staff recommendation for a moratorium until major issues identified are “independently assessed and acceptable alternatives can be made available at no added cost to the consumer.” reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Berwick raising the rooftop for hospice society Fundraiser June 21 on solstice virtually sold out Renée Andor Record Staff

Food, wine, art, music, a silent auction and likely, laughs are in store for Thursday evening’s fundraiser at Berwick Comox Valley’s rooftop garden. The fundraiser — Solstice in the Sky Garden, a Very Special Night, in a Very Special Place — is Berwick’s effort to raise funds for the Comox Valley Hospice Society. Linda Rutherford, marketing manager for Berwick, said the Hospice Society has a “special” place in Berwick’s heart, hence the name of the fundraiser. “Since we opened in 2006, every year we ask our residents which three or four local charities they would like to support for the year

and Comox Valley Hospice has always been one of the choices,” said Rutherford. “A lot of our residents and their family members have used hospice services in the past so it’s always been one of our favourite charities.” The whole event will be upstairs in

She called Blue Moon Estate Winery to ask about a donation for the evening’s silent auction and the winery offered to do a wine tasting. She contacted funnyman Arthur Black, a CBC radio personality and author, and he responded right away, saying he’d love

So it just seemed to be the right ❝ idea, at the right time, for the right evening, for the right people. ❞ Linda Rutherford Berwick’s Rooftop Garden and Lounge, and Rutherford noted June 21 was chosen as the date to celebrate the longest day of the year in the outdoors. “We said, ‘Let’s have a solstice evening in our roof garden’ and it just kind of grew from there,” said Rutherford. “It just seemed that the way the evening came together — people were interested in being part of it.”

to host the silent auction, which Rutherford said will likely be more funny than silent. Local musicians Jenn Forsland and Sean Mooney will perform, tapas and treats by Berwick’s Red Seal chefs will be served and guests can take in the floral art of Lucy Schappy, which will be on display. “So it just seemed to be the right idea, at the right time, for

the right evening, for the right people,” said Rutherford, adding all she’s praying for is co-operation from the weather. Auction items include a round-trip flight to Vancouver, a weekend on Mount Washington, an overnight stay in Berwick’s newest house in Victoria, spa treatments, gourmet edibles and drinkables, art, and a selection of goods and services from local businesses and individuals. Terri Odeneal, executive director for the Comox Valley Hospice Society noted the society does not receive core funding from the Vancouver Island Health Authority, and fundraisers like this are important. “We’re just thrilled that they’re doing this wonderful fundraiser, and it obviously means we’ll be able to continue to provide these services that we provide every year to more

Red tide warning issued by DFO Record Staff Beaches from just south of Union Bay to just south of Parksville are closed until further notice to the harvest of bivalve shellfish such as clams and oysters due to paralytic shellfish poisoning (red tide). Area 14-8 is affected, Bryce Gillard, a Comoxbased field supervisor for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, said Thursday. This closure won’t affect this weekend’s B.C. Shellfish Festival

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mercial harvesters and recreational harvesters can obtain safe shellfish, Gillard added. To find out what areas are open, he encourages the pub-

than 800 people in the community,” said Odeneal. Tickets cost $50 and the evening runs from

7 to 9 p.m. Tickets have nearly sold out, but anyone interested can call Berwick at 250339-1690.

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The City of Courtenay has defined what is and is not permitted in its downtown core zoning with regards to a shelter or housing for Courtenay’s homeless. According to a City staff report, “an emergency shelter (or any residential units above counselling or other social services) would not be permitted in the C-1 (Commercial One) zone.” However, Courtenay senior planner Ian Buck specified housing can be located above a commercial business or some place where commercial transactions happen. “If there was some sort of commercial business on the ground floor, supportive or transitional housing could be located on the second storey within the Commercial One Zone — but not if it’s a social-type not-forprofit sort of use under those definitions,” he explained. “I would say that’s a rather conservative approach to it, but do believe that, you know, if push comes to shove and there were a challenge, that’s how the courts would look at that type of use.” The C-1 zone stretches from the Courtenay River/Cliffe Avenue area to the Fitzgerald Avenue/Harmston Avenue area, and from 10th/11th Street over to Fourth/Third Street. Land bought by the Comox Valley Regional District for emergency shelter/supportive housing purposes, located at 10th Street and Cliffe Avenue, lies within this zone. Coun. Doug Hillian pointed out the definition still permits some sort of facility for homeless in the downtown core. “Somebody could

easily come forward with a proposal for a facility that involves say, a laundry, a coffee shop, some office space on a ground floor with a shelter and supportive housing combination on the upper floors,” he said. Buck confirmed an option like this would be possible. He also noted the Pidcock House — which is located at 632 Pidcock Ave. and is not in the C-1 zone — has a site specific zoning provision and this method should be followed for any future projects in the downtown core. “We believe a similar approach should be taken rather than just blanket rezoning the whole downtown area in the Commercial One Zone to permit those uses, and that would enable, through that process, public participation and exercise some negotiation on our behalf of the staff of the City in ensuring a good project is put forward,” he said.

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The staff report also outlined definitions: • Emergency shelter provides temporary/ short term stay overnight, accommodation, food, and other services to people who are homeless • Transitional housing provides limited term housing (up to three years) with support to enable people to live independently • Supportive housing provides permanent affordable housing and supports to enable people to live independently • Affordable housing provides permanent housing for families and individuals who do not have sufficient income to afford market rent.

Coun. Jon Ambler welcomed the clarification of the permitted uses within the Commercial One Zone, as well as the definition of the terms. “One person says emergency shelter, another says supportive housing and somebody says a homeless shelter — they all think they’re talking about the same thing, they all think they’re talking about different things and that lack of clarity has hamstrung us in numerous debates and discussions,” Ambler said. Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard said she was troubled by council’s direction on the issue of a homeless shelter downtown and said the

definitions create barriers. “Our city has a growing housing emergency. The current shelter (Pidcock House) has had a steady increase in usage since 2007 to the tune of a 74-percent increase, and in fact, I’ve just been told that it has been full every day and has had to turn 21 people away this month alone, and it’s only June 11,” said Leonard, noting Pidcock is facing funding issues. She added the CVRD purchased the land at

clarity was brought back in the report. He said municipalities are responsible for land use and this site should be like any other site that would have to go through public process to be rezoned. He also said the biggest problem with the proposed project was that it was “not seen to be the best use of money.” He suggested Courtenay focus on where people can live on a more long-term basis than an emergency shelter.

Cliffe Avenue and 10th Street (800 block of Cliffe Ave.) because the zoning was determined appropriate for emergency shelter/supportive housing purposes. “The original consultant’s report on the site when it was being chosen suggested that City staff had indicated that the land was appropriately zoned,” she said. Coun. Bill Anglin pointed out council asked for clarity — council passed a motion to have staff complete the report in a split vote in May — and

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Regional district pauses VIHA funds Scott Stanfield

Wachiay initiatives are in line with the origiRecord Staff nal purpose but said The regional district the healthy community committee of the whole partnership in Cumdeferred Tuesday sev- berland is a “bit of a eral recommendations stretch.” She hopes no concerning $300,000 money is spent until in grant funding from the board establishes the Vancouver Island priorities. “I think we’ve been Health Authority, provided for community spinning our wheels capacity to address for years,” Winchester homeless issues and to said. “We need to give support healthy com- staff direction. Do we w a n t munities. S R O s Staff recI think we’ve ( S i n g l e ommenR o o m d a t i o n s been spinning our Occupaninclude cy) or a the follow- wheels for years. homeless ing alloca- We need to give shelter?” tions: staff direction. T o • Starr Winchester C o u r $50,000 t e n a y to the Comox Valley housing director Jon Amber’s task force towards con- understanding, ‘capactinuing with terms of ity’ means doing something. He cited the reference; • $50,000 to the Vil- Titanic as an analogy: lage of Cumberland What’s needed is lifetowards a healthier boats, not an iceberg community partner- study. “We should be using ship; • $50,000 to the this money to help Town of Comox towards the homeless,” Comox community walking director Tom Grant said. “I think we have programs; • $6,000 to the to be very careful Dawn to Dawn Soci- what we do with this ety towards year-round $300,000.” Grant and Ambler recreation; • $20,000 to the both noted BC Housing Wachiay Friendship has withdrawn funding Centre towards a that enabled the Pidyouth suicide preven- cock House shelter in tion program, in part- Courtenay to operate nership with the school on a 24/7 basis until the end of June. district. The board unaniCourtenay director approved Starr Winchester feels mously the Dawn to Dawn and Grant’s motion to

demand Minister Responsible for Housing Rich Coleman reinstate the funding. The other $100,000 from VIHA is to be transferred to the City of Courtenay to assist with the development of emergency shelter/ supportive housing, as approved by the CVRD board. ••• The committee approved a recommendation to advise the federal government of the district’s opposition to eliminate Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP) funding and to cancel support for the urban search and rescue

emergency generator for Denman Island. Ambler, noting the 2011 tsunami in Japan, said money spent on emergency preparedness is pennies compared to the end result of saving lives.

team. In the past 10 years the CVRD and Comox Valley Emergency Program (CVEP) have received 25 grants from JEPP totaling more than $54,000. Funds have provided training opportunities and supplies, including an

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Visitor Centre records 10,000th person to drop in Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre hit the 10,000 mark last week, along with another 3,000-plus visitors from schools and other groups. Following a soft opening in January, the facility officially opened in April at the highway interchange within Cumberlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s borders. Supporting the construction, opening and marketing of the centre has been a major focus of the Comox Valley Economic Development Society. Executive director

John Watson provided council with an overview of services Monday. Business retention and enhancement comprises half of CVEDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; primary focus areas. The other half includes investment attraction/ promotion and economic development. Responding to a question from Coun. Kate Greening, Watson said there is a range of options to market small businesses at the visitor centre, including online options. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to leave a business thinking theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not being listened to,â&#x20AC;? Watson said, noting CVEDS is catching up now that

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Council praises Habitat Piercy Avenue building project receives green light RenĂŠe Andor Record Staff

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s housing project on Piercy Avenue got the green light from Courtenay this week. The development permit with variances for Habitatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property at 1580 Piercy Ave. received final approval â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and praise â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from Courtenay council Monday. The project includes three duplexes, or six homes, for local families that need a hand up to purchase their own home. Families who receive a home must demonstrate need, have children and spend 500 hours giving â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sweat equityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to build their home. In return they own a home with no down payment, and a no-interest mortgage through Habitat for Humanity. Various groups from the community have been fundraising to build the homes, and now that the development permit is approved, Habitat will set a date to break ground at the site and

the build groups can set dates to build. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are thrilled to be able to move forward and to complete a much-needed time line,â&#x20AC;? Deb Roth, executive director for Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North, told the Record. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a large body of volunteers and supporters who have been on hold â&#x20AC;&#x201D; unable to schedule their time for the various builds. We are so grateful for their patience through this process.â&#x20AC;? She added thanks to Courtenay council and staff who have supported and helped guide the project. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Courtenay council will write a letter to North Island MP John Duncan expressing concern over the planned closure of the Coast Guard base in Comox. The Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre at Cape Lazo is slated for closure in 2015. The letter will also invite Duncan or a representative to the next available council meeting to discuss the closure, and it will be copied to Comox Valley MLA Don McRae. Regional director of Pacific Marine Communications Officers

Allan Hughes came before council in a delegation to protest the closure. The Comox centre covers the area from north of Port Hardy down as far as Parksville. Stations at Tofino and Vancouver are also slated to close in 2015, and services will be transferred to Prince Rupert and Victoria. He noted the Pacific regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five centres handle 60 per cent of the workload out of all the centres in the country. With the closures, only two centres would be responsible for that 60 per cent, while 10 centres would look after the other 40 per cent of that workload, he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is about marine safety,â&#x20AC;? he told council as he explained loss of local knowledge is a worry if services go to Prince Rupert. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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asked what CVEDS is doing about industrial land. Watson said the society would like to determine how to develop the land. He thinks now is the time to explore, noting interest from Asia. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Council voted 3-2 in favour of a motion from Coun. Gwyn Sproule to have staff negotiate with the Comox Valley Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daycare Society â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which has asked council to allow its lease agreement to continue â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and to find a way to cover costs before reporting back. The daycare has been operating out of the same building that houses Village staff and the fire department. Sproule, concerned about running at a loss, prefers the group finds another building. Couns. Conner Copeman and Kate Greening opposed the motion. Copeman thinks council is sending a conflicting message by saying it will work with the society but not allow it to continue operating from its current locale. Greeningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motion to not proceed further with the lease but to help the group find another site was defeated. Sproule prefers to negotiate as the

 

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Denman readying for Summer Sustainability Fest Danni Crenna Special to the Record

Transition Denman Island is working together to become resilient. Under this organization many different groups formed to focus on specific areas: food production, water availability/quality, renewable energy, sustainable building, transportation, etc. The Summer Sustainability Festival runs from June 23 to June 30, beginning with the Craft Shop’s Hands on Sustainability. This show will continue through to July 1.

• Friday Film Night on June 22 is a documentary called If a Tree Falls. • June 23 begins with the Saturday market including a soap box for those who wish to share their views and a theater production by Denman students. In the afternoon two workshops will be offered — Cordage Making with Cynthia Minden, and Scything with a group of instructors. Saturday evening is the opening night for the Clean & Green Art Show at the Seniors’ Gallery, a multi-age multi-media show with over 20 different art-

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hosting film nights in the Seniors’ Lounge. Monday’s film is Dirty Business and Tuesday’s is called Burning the Future: Coal in America. There will be discussion to follow the films. • June 26 includes the Community School hosting a Sustainability Showcase from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to show projects the students have done in their study of climate change and man’s effect on the environment. • June 28 — there will be a Piano Lounge with Annie Siegel and Jennifer West in the Back Hall of the Community Centre.

Karsten, quilters receive awards Stewardship Awards meted out by Islands Trust The Islands Trust Council selected Peter Karsten of Denman Island and the Hornby Quilters Group this week as winners in the 11th annual Community Stewardship Awards. Karsten earned

Miners recalled Miners Memorial is a much-anticipated gathering that celebrates labour history and contemporary labour issues. Join the Cumberland Museum and hundreds of workers, activists, musicians and community organizers who make Miners Memorial an annual pilgrimage. June 21 will include a film night with These were the Reasons… — stories of labour organizing in B.C., by Howie Smith with a live concert of labour music with Tommy Hawken. June 22 offers a much-loved Songs of the Workers and June 23 offers a pancake breakfast, guided tours, graveyard ceremony, and a big dinner with music, theatre and a keynote talk by Jim Sinclair. You can also contribute to an annual fundraising effort by ordering a fair trade bouquet in the name of your organization to honour the occasion. — Miners Memorial

a special enduring achievement award for conservation programs and projects. The quilters were recognized with a group award for 36 years of fundraising, the Islands Trust said in a news release. “These awards acknowledge individuals and groups who make significant contributions towards preserving the community, culture or environment of an island,” said Sheila Malcolmson, chair of the Islands Trust Council. “The award program is designed to celebrate the dedicated people who have donated countless hours in service to preserving and protecting the Islands Trust Area, in co-operation with oth-

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at Glacier View Lodge. Time to say goodbye. It was an exciting day.â&#x20AC;? The morning of June 8 was beautiful. Residents at Glacier View Lodge were touched to be included in such a special moment with their little friends in the StrongStart program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The connection between the children and our seniors is truly lovely,â&#x20AC;? said Liz Friis, director of resident lifestyle and community programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The children gently carried an emerging butterfly that was clinging to a stick, and walked care-

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Join yacht club for some sailing – the water’s fine Some of the best boat cruising entrance into this marina at slack grounds are on the northwest coast. tide. Heading on toward Seattle, the Within reach across the U.S. border is interesting and relatively easy club reserved space at Fisherman’s boating. Five boats from the Comox Wharf behind the downtown area. Valley Yacht Club along with one You may choose to moor at the from the 19 Wing Comox Yacht Club downtown harbour near Pike’s Marcrossed the border from Nanaimo to ket if you wish to see the city. But we the San Juan Islands, then down to wanted to experience going through the locks to Lake Seattle in early June Union and Lake 2011. A tip for your On the nicest day, Washington. While moored we watched border crossing: Go two of the club boats the commercial fish online to the U.S. Coast Guard and took everyone into Lake boats preparing to go to Alaska. This is apply for a vessel Washington, where where the crab ships decal two months we were surprised at from TV’s The Deadahead of time. You the size of this inland liest Catch moor. can pass through On the nicest day, customs without it lake and awestruck by two of the club boats but just be prepared seeing Mount Rainier took everyone into for your entry to take rising like a giant, Lake Washington, a bit longer. where we were surThe San Juan white ghost above the prised at the size of Islands are lovely lake. this inland lake and whether you anchor awestruck by seeing out or moor at marinas like Roche Harbour or Friday Mount Rainier rising like a giant, Harbour. Both are quaint villages white ghost above the lake. On our with historic buildings, waterside return, Port Townsend was a treat pubs and restaurants, interesting as it features wooden boat building. shops, ice cream parlours and chan- We toured boat works open to the public. dleries. This year, the Comox Valley Yacht The flotilla went into Anacortes then took the long, narrow Swinom- Club has planned at least 10 short ish channel. Make sure you plan and long boating events. For membership information, call Sue at 250that transit with the tides. At La Connor you can find most 898-8333 or Bonnie at 250-941-8432, of what you need in yet another e-mail memberships@comoxvalleyyhistoric town. Then it was on toward achtclub.com or go online to www. Everett with its large naval yards. comoxvalleyyachtclub.com for more — Comox Valley Remember to stay the regulated information. Yacht Club distance from these ships. Plan your

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He’s up many creeks – and always with a paddle Veteran Comox Valley paddler plies rivers all over globe Have you ever wondered how many rivers on Vancouver Island can be paddled by whitewater kayakers? You might be surprised to know that there are a lot more than you thought and many of them are right in your backyard. The Strathcona Wilderness Institute will present Dave Prothero with his heart-stopping photo and movie presentation on Whitewater Kayaking the Rivers of Vancouver Island. Prothero grew up in the Comox Valley exploring the hills and lakes around the Valley, but his quest for knowledge in the outdoors eventually led him to undertake a three-month mountain leadership and outdoor program with Yamnuska in Canmore, Alta. After the course he travelled to Nepal and in the heart of the Himalayas he spent five days rafting down the wild Kali Gandaki River, often referred to as the deepest canyon in the world. Once back in Alberta he decided to learn more about rafting and whitewa-

ter kayaking and eventually became a guide. Upon returning to Vancouver Island, Dave met up with other like-minded paddlers and over the next 14 years explored and paddled many different rivers, sometimes making first descents on some of the more difficult and dangerous canyons. In between paddling and working on the Island, Dave spent time travelling and working as a professional raft guide and safety kayaker, taking clients down rivers in 26 countries on six continents. As recently as last year, Dave was in Ladakh, northern India, rafting on the mighty Indus River. Locally over the past four years, Dave has been involved with helping to organize the successful Puntledge River Paddle Festival in May with other members of the Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling Society. As well as being an exceptional whitewater kayaker, Dave is a successful photographer. He will share his paddling photos and stories of rivers around five island communities, showcasing the classic runs on the Gordon, Harris and Lens rivers

KAYAKER DAVE PROTHERO will speak Saturday about paddling on many rivers, including the Puntledge. around Port Renfrew; the Cameron, Ash and Parsons rivers near Port Alberni; the Puntledge, Browns and Piggot Rivers from the Comox Valley; the Ucona, Gold and Heber rivers by Gold River; and the White, Nimpkish and Adam rivers around Sayward.

Following the photo presentation, Dave will show a short movie called Island Times, showcasing a number of rivers in central Vancouver Island. This movie was first shown at the Cumberland Mountain Film Festival. By the end of the evening,

your hands will be gripping the sides of your seat in anticipation of hitting the pools at the bottom of some of the waterfalls Dave has dropped over, but you will have the luxury of being dry and warm, although a little sweaty. The presentation is at

the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College on Ryan Road in Comox on June 16. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show running from 7 to 9. There is a cover charge of $10 per person at the door. — Dave Prothero


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Employers supportive of skills spreading The Comox Valley Essential Skills Partnership (CVESP) recently completed two six-week sessions of an employment-readiness program that provides young people with the skills they need to become employable and remain employed. Each session was made up of six half-day workshops in which participants practised their “essential skills” including reading text, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, continuous learning, thinking skills, and computer use. These skills are cited as the “skills needed for work, learning and life” (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011). Employers involved in this program presented their workplace and job, described their individual career paths and what they needed to do to reach their position, and

RICHARD SKINNER, LEANNA Duong, Bob Johnstone, Danny Laronde, Breana Morgan, Mitchell Klody, and Corey Eason (from left) discuss how to give young people the skills they need in the workplace. discussed what they love about their jobs. Participants often travelled to workplaces and sometimes put straight to work. Connecting work-ready youth with local businesses is what made this program a success. “This program is unique in that it relationshipbased,” says Betty Yee, the program co-ordinator. “Young adults were given the opportunity to meet potential employers informally, often over lunch, which gave them a chance to freely dialogue with

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ers and how to say the right thing.” For more information about this program or about Essential Skills, contact Betty at 250-3343425, ext. 322 or e-mail betty@ceas.ca. For more about Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association, visit www. cvlifelonglearning.ca. This pilot program was funded by the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association. — Comox Valley Essential Skills Partnership

Want to know more about first aid for your pet? Come to Simms Millennium Park on June 16 for the fifth Pet Lovers Lane Trade Show and hear experts talk about pet first aid, doggie oral health, alternative health ideas, and pet grooming. This trade show will also host approximate 40 petrelated merchants so you can see the latest in pet lifestyle including pet fashion, advice on the best food, animal training and pet day-cares. Pet-related businesses are reminded that the early-bird registration for this well-attended Comox Valley event is fast approaching. What type of businesses

you ask? Well, you’ll want to be assured of an exhibit spot if you are a groomer, a dog walker or sitter, or maybe you are a breeder. Or, maybe you would like to do a special presentation about fish and life inside an aquarium. It may be that you make or sell pet clothing or accessories. These are the types of business that will be at Pet Lovers Lane. There are also several free spaces designated for non-profit rescue and information groups. For further information, call Jane Neve at 250898-3173 or e-mail info@ CanineConduct.ca. — Pet Lovers Lane Trade Show

Seminar aiding charity Are you interested in getting at the underlying cause of digestive problems and finding real and lasting solutions for your grumbling gut? Naturopathic physician Dr. Deidre Macdonald’s seminar will guide you in the right direction. Improving Digestion Naturally will be held on June 18 at 7 p.m. at

the Crown Isle clubhouse. Admission is by donation and 100 per cent of the proceeds are being donated to Plant-a-Book International, which runs an orphanage and school in Kenya. Drop in or to reserve a seat contact Dr. Macdonald’s office at 897-0235 or via www.getwellhere.com. — Dr. Deidre Macdonald

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THE COMMUNITY DRUG Strategy Committee received the prototype of the DrugApocalypse video game June 12.

Video game anti-drugs A small team of local youth aged 10 to 13 are releasing a video game entitled DrugApocalypse or DA for short. The game answers the challenge of providing factual information about the use and abuse of substances including cocaine, LSD, ketamine, alcohol and crystal meth. Concept producer Griffin comments, “Some of the substances mentioned in the game that I did research on are drugs that are highly addictive.” The project was approved and commissioned by the Community Drug Strategy Committee, an initiative of the City of Courtenay. The DA team sought answers through teen literature and asked the assistance of a community nurse and members of the Community Drug Strategy Committee for information on the substances. Since January this year, this small team of

novice game-builders has been working in their basement, their garages and wherever their laptops take them, to collaborate and brainstorm and build, to meet their declared release date of June 20. DrugApocalypse will be aimed at the interest level of students Grades four and higher. DA will be simple enough for nine-yearold students to play, but captivating enough for pre-teens and older age groups. The DA team developed a simple two-dimensional animated video game that is quirky, fun and gets kids talking and playing, and more importantly, conquering substance use and abuse. “Players will discover pretty quickly that if they want to stay alive they should avoid the drugs. If you can’t avoid the drugs you’ll lose the game,” says DA programmer David.

DrugApocalypse is offered as a free download on YouTube at www.youtube.com/daverobertson71. There is a free download site for the game at www.mediafire.com/download. php?f9fr6bprikjh313. Requiring just 30 megabytes, it is a quick three-minute download. — Community Drug Strategy Committee

The June 18 CV Horticultural Club meeting features Lynda Dowling of Happy Valley Lavender & Herb Farm in Victoria. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre. This summer marks the 24th lavender harvest at Happy Valley. Lynda’s grandfather, Albert Hankin Jr., purchased the property in 1910. Lynda with her husband, their two children and a family history of five generations celebrated the farm’s 100-year anniversary on March 23, 2010. Lynda and her husband are truly immersed in the romance of lavender and, in season, offer a variety of Lavender plants such as the fragrant Lavandula augustifolia, a traditional range of herbs, Rugosa roses, tomato plants and many other

veggie starters. Also available is dried lavender for culinary use, tea blends, soaps, oils, and a selection of some fragrant and edible plants. When Lynda is not busy at the farm, she is lecturing at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, teaching workshops or presenting her wonderful lavender products at the local craft fairs. She contributes articles to the community publication ‘The Best of the Muse’ offering her family recipes and expertise on growing and harvesting Lavender. To find out more about Happy Valley Lavender & Herb Farm, visit www.happyvalleylavender.com. For more information about the lecture or about the CV Horticultural Society, call Leslie at 250-337-8051. — Comox Valley Horticultural Society

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AFRICA COMMUNITY TECHNICAL Service has been helping people overseas for 40 years.

ACTS has 40th birthday Martin Davies Special to the Record

Last Saturday, my wife Cynthia and I went to the annual general meeting and 40th anniversary celebration of ACTS (Africa Community Technical Service). ACTS operates Canada-wide, but its tiny office is located on the top floor of what used to be the church rectory at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Comox. Saturday’s event look place at St. Peter’s Church hall, which was decorated beautifully with colourful fabrics from Africa and some wonderful timelines showing 40 years of ACTS history and some of its current projects. The people who packed the church hall took part in a brief AGM followed by a

wonderful potluck dinner, which was enjoyed by all. There were draw prizes for some gorgeous items made in Uganda, which is principally where ACTS works. David Moore, executive director of ACTS, spoke beautifully about the volunteers, the funding, the upcoming projects and much more. We heard from some of the young volunteers who had recently been at work in Uganda for ACTS. Erica Bowler, a recent university graduate, who lives in the Comox Valley, spoke eloquently about her three-month experience volunteering in Uganda with ACTS. She travelled throughout ACTS’ project areas inter-

Plant sale Saturday Gardenlore Master Gardeners presents Lilies and Shade Lovers second annual specialty plant sale. Treat yourself this Saturday to the delights of a specialty plant sale, featuring a collection of more than 20 varieties of Orientals, Asiatics, and other hybrids of the lily, many of which are seldom seen in home gardens. Some of these varieties are favoured by florists because of their fragrance and quality as cut flowers. And as many gardeners know, lilies are particularly well-suited to the climate and soil of the West Coast, and once planted, are virtually carefree. There will be something to impress everyone at the sale at 55 Rod and Gun Rd. in Courtenay this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds to Kitty

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viewing families and recording the difference that having fresh water had made in their lives. Their children could go to school now instead of fetching water. The families were healthier now, as water-borne diseases were no longer issues, and so the list went on. The evening ended with slideshows about the projects and volunteers on the ground. I hope you will take the time to visit www. acts.ca and enjoy a good read about some of the many amazing things ACTS does in Africa.

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tor of medical ethics, Hill has worked hard to ensure that ethics is an ongoing concern and not just a oneweek focus, once a year. To that end, Hill works with a very active and robust ethics committee, which meets monthly and is available any time to provide support for staff, physicians, volunteers, patients, and families. The committee promotes ethical awareness by engaging in ethical reflection, examining case studies, developing ethical policies on behalf of the hospital, seeking approval for relevant research, and provid-

ing ethical education through such venues as the speakers and topics highlighted in this year’s Ethics Week. In the interplay of scientific research, technical advances, federal and provincial legislation, regional and local policies, philosophical and inter-cultural dialogue — all coming down to day-to-day and sometimes life-and-death human situations — St. Joseph’s Hospital is demonstrating its foundational and continuing commitment to ethics as essential in health care. — St. Joseph’s General Hospital

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Mom sometimes feels like she doesn’t even exist When my kids were younger, I could not wait for them to get a bit older. It seemed like every time I was turning around there was another conflict, mess or disaster that needed my attention. However, now that they are 15, 13 and 10, I am beginning to think I should have been careful what I wished for. Sure, now they do not need me to mediate every little thing and they are no longer throwing their food on the floor or constantly demanding my attention. Yet, instead, at times I feel like I am losing them to instant messaging, the computer, video games and their peers. Sometimes I feel like I do not even exist. I try to strike a balance and manage these activities as best I can but increasingly it seems that is all they want to do. My attempts to set limits are met by them telling me that is what their friends are doing and that they miss out on interactions when I shut things down. My friends tell me it is what all the kids are

doing and at least my kids are not getting into trouble. I also benefit because more than ever before I am able to use the time that they are occupied to get other things done. Yet, I’m not so sure. Perhaps I do not really get it(that is what I am told all of the time) and I wonder if I am making a mountain out of a molehill. What a wonderful description of the reality that many parents are facing in today’s world of instant communication, texting and online entertainment. All parents have to struggle with how to manage ever changing and faster developing technology than ever before. We do not really know how growing up in such a world will impact our kids and how to strike a balance between their exposure/use of that technology and the rest of their lives. Dr. Ron Taffel warns of the phenomena that he describes as a ‘second family.’ In his work with children, youth

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LOCHHEAD and families he notes that he has increasingly been seeing a pull from the peer group and pop culture so strong that it overwhelms the power of the first family of adults at home and school. Increasingly, he says that parents are finding themselves on the outside of the world that their children are relating in. When this happens, he suggests, the results can be quite frightening. Not only do our children seem increasingly distant and difficult to reach, but they also begin to rely on their second family for direction and support in ways that can undermine some of the very skills, values and beliefs that we know they will need later in life. Yet, as you note, setting and managing

limits around this is difficult. It has become a way of communicating and connecting that is different from what today’s parents experienced as youth. More and more online messaging and texting is the way that youth relate and connect and cutting them off from that creates conflict and resentment that can drive a bigger wedge in between parents and their children. In many ways, your friends are right, it is what everyone else is doing. However, that does not mean that we should just wave a white flag. Not only is it OK to set some limits and have expectations around how your children engage and use the technology in their lives, it is important that you do. Moreover, what is really important, Dr. Taffel suggests, is the way in which we set limits and engage with our children. He argues that we need to work at finding a balance between

Alternative health show Saturday Twenty-five gifted and certified practitioners will be featured at a Comox Valley Alternative Health Show and Tell this Saturday. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main ballroom at Crown Isle Resort.

Campaign successful United Way locally is proud to announce a year of strong donations and support from the community. The 2011 campaign closed with just over $687,000 raised. United Way thanks the businesses, corporations and organizations that allow it into their workplaces to speak with employees about supporting United Way. The workplace campaign is at the heart of United Way fundraising. Without this continual participation, United Way would not be able to offer programs and support. For more information and involvement opportunities with your local United Way, e-mail info@uwcnvi.ca. — United Way

Helena Corry of Wellness By Design is passionate about coordinating this event. Admission is by donation to three charities — Women’s Transition Society, Comox Valley Boys and Girls Club and Habitat for

Humanity. Some of the featured modalities are: homeopathy, therapy through art, nutrition and wellness coaching, blood analysis, Bach remedies, natural skin care, yoga, retreats, and many energy ther-

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empathy and expectations that is relevant in today’s world. This means remaining authentically engaged with our children, being truly interested and involved with them in the things that grab their attention, and taking the time to truly understand their world with them in an ongoing way. It also means setting and maintaining limits in a way that they can relate to. How we present it must take into account how they are best able to hear it from us and must leave some room for some back and forth dialogue

without descending into an all out conflict or war. Are you making a mountain out of a molehill? Probably not. There are many reasons why parents should be concerned. However, only you can really say for sure. The fact that you are thinking about it and cautious is a good thing. Reach out, talk with other parents, open up the conversation with your kids and continue to set limits. It seems like you are already doing all of these things and I would urge you to continue.

If you are looking for more information, check out Dr. Ron Taffel’s work online or through his books available through the library for some more thoughts and ideas. If you would like to ask a question of the counsellors, for a response in future columns, e-mail them at askpacific@shaw. ca. Consult a Counsellor is provided by the registered clinical counsellors at Pacific Therapy & Consulting: Nancy Bock, Diane Davies, Leslie Wells and Andrew Lochhead. It appears every second Friday.

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Grade 7s grateful for business support â&#x20AC;&#x201C; event sells out Comox Valley businesses stepped up for the June 15 GLOW party, which quickly sold all of its 200 tickets. The organizers, a group of seven girls who make up the 1st Courtenay Pathfinders, have been absolutely delighted with the response. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the newspaper article ran in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Habitat for these little birds is swiftly disappearing What do hummingbirds and swifts have in common; I would have thought nothing at all! However, they are the only two birds to share the classification of “apodiformes,” which translated from Latin means “without feet.” Both species have very weak legs and feet resulting in a life on the wing being unable to walk or perch. Long arcing primary wing feathers are another common feature making them proficient fliers and well suited to complex mid-air manoeuvres. There are four kinds of swifts in North America, the black, white throated, chimney (found in the east) and the Vaux’s (only found in the west). The Vaux’s swift is the smallest of the four migratory species, standing only four and a half inches. Like the hummingbirds the swifts cover vast distances during their migration, the Vaux’s cover the greatest distance leaving the British Columbia coastal area in September flying to Central America, returning to our coast in April. There is little difference in coloration between the adults and juveniles, they have small dark greybrown bodies and long swept-back pointed wings; their bills are short as are their tails that are equipped with “bristles.” Once in their roost, which is usually a dead hollow tree or chimney, they cling to the vertical side of the structure bracing their bodies with their stiff tails. Vaux’s swifts prefer to live in old growth forests in snag trees but sadly this habitat is quickly disappearing. In some areas they have adapted to chimneys for roosting or have accepted artificial tall wooden boxes, these have successfully been used in the West Kootenays. These swifts are one of the fastest fliers in bird land and are strictly

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Comox Valley. The fateful chimney has been screened and capped and hopefully will not be used again, however other swifts have been seen in this area and they may respond to artificial roost sites. Please call MARS to let us know if you see any of the swifts in your area with their location so that we can pass on this information for the studies.

To report orphaned or injured wildlife, please call 1-800-304-9968 all other calls 250-3372021. For updates and further information on recovering patients visit www.wingtips.org. Sandy Fairfield is the educational coordinator for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS). The MARS column appears every second Friday.

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tems and old-growth forests are giving way to urban expansion. Although there have been reports of large flocks of swifts in the Comox Valley, especially in Cumberland and in Courtenay that descended into chimneys, they often go unreported. A few weeks ago MARS was alerted to a report of a huge flock descending into the chimney of the same house they vis-

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Goodbye greenhouse gas goals, B.C. VICTORIA — In February this column asked the question: “Are B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction targets history?” The answer is contained in a new draft plan from BC Hydro on how to meet future power demand. And while it’s not explicitly stated, the answer is yes. The draft plan was released in May for discussion purposes, but so far there hasn’t been much discussion. This is surprising given some of the recommendations, such as firing up the Burrard Thermal natural gas power plant more often and buying fossil fuel power from the North American market to keep up to demand. The plan confirms a few things that have been evident for a while. Dreams of exporting B.C. hydroelectric power are gone for the foreseeable future. And with mining ramping up along with natural gas development and population growth, BC Hydro now projects electricity demand could rise by 50 per cent over the next 20 years. The emergence of huge shale gas sources in B.C. and across the United States has changed the North American energy picture dramatically, as U.S. electricity producers replace coal by burning cheaper and cleaner gas to ramp up power production. B.C. is losing gas market

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gas price spiked up and He said producers have here, B.C.’s gas export produced $1 billion in made huge invest- market soon evapowindfall profits that ments in B.C. shale rates. Currently, gas allowed the B.C. gov- gas drilling rights, and producers pay about ernment to buy a rare are in an international $400 million a year period of public sector race to supply LNG to in royalties, and that labour peace through Asian countries where much again to buy up shale gas the 2010 drilling Olympics. rights. The N o w Natural gas passed forestry industry a glut of as B.C.’s top resource revenue already shale gas source many years ago. In 2005, employs has pushed about 12,000 the North the volatile gas price spiked up workers in American and produced $1 billion in windB.C. price down The B.C. from its fall profits that allowed the B.C. government historic government to buy a rare period has little range of $4 of public sector labour peace choice but to to $6 per redefine its thousand through the 2010 Olympics. climate tarcubic feet to gets. Instead about $2.40. Despite that low price, the price is currently of cutting domestic gas producers in B.C. four times higher than emissions, it will try to take credit for displacare going flat out to in North America. Whatever the domes- ing coal power in Asia. develop the Horn River Fortunately, B.C.’s and Montney shale gas tic price, B.C. gas prodeposits in northeast ducers have to show main coal exports are LNG investors such as for high-grade coal B.C. I asked David Pryce, Mitsubishi and Korea used in steel-making. Tom Fletcher is legisvice-president of the Gas that they can fill Canadian Association a steady procession of lative reporter and colof Petroleum Produc- LNG tankers at a com- umnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. ers, why so much gas petitive rate. If LNG doesn’t fly is being developed now. tfletcher@blackpress.ca.

The SD #71 Explore class of 2012 would like to thank the following contributors fo the success of the Giant Garage Sale held May 5th. SILENT AUCTION Almwood Contracting Anderton Nursery Anna’s Hair Salon Bayview Chiropractic Benino Gelato Beyond the Kitchen Door Blackfin Pub Canadian Tire Carosel Boutique Cinnsational Cody & Company Comox Valley Nissan Compost Education Centre Curves Denman Craft Store Esperanza Marine Extreme Runners Freedom Now Yoga Grahams Jewellers Hitec Brazen Sports Home Depot Insurance Centres - Tracey Strain Island Treasures - Heather Kerr Jump Camp Kaffee Klatch Bistro Kristy Morro Kuruz Designs Laughing Oyster Book store Leapenhi Lisa Hatch Little Critters Crochet Marion McKinnon Meddle Art , Brad Allen Monk Office Supply Paradise Sea-Side Resort Plates Rasa - Elizabeth Claire Burr Rialto - Landmark Cinemas Robert A. Couture Ronda Kuehl Roxanne’s Fashions

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

Friday, June 15 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Little Qualicum Falls walk; meet at Home Depot recycle area, 8:50 a.m. (This will be halfday excursion with breakfast/lunch rather than just coffee.) Carpool. FMI: Kari 250-339-5851, Susan 250871-4422, Louise 250-8711443, www.cvnewcomers. net. SOS (Support Our Seniors) Comox Valley hosts tea to acknowledge World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Grand Hall, Native Sons Hall, Courtenay, 1–3 p.m. FMI: 250-334-2321, 250-338-6265, 250-338-1000. EVERGREEN Seniors Club At the Movies, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 1 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www. evergreenseniors.org. EVERGREEN Seniors Club Friday Night Dance with music by Crosstown Express, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniors.org.

Saturday, June 16 KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society AdoptA-Pal Annual Fundraiser Plant Sale (lilies & shade-lovers), 55 Rod & Gun Rd., Courtenay, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FMI: 250-2187223, www.kittycatpals.com. C.V. DISTRICT Parent Advisory Council hosts parenting workshop featuring Dr. Allison Rees, Aspen Park Elementary, 9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m., doors 9 a.m. $5 at door. RSVP at dpac@sd71.bc.ca. HOT DOG fundraiser sale: Relay For Life team Bust A Move fundraising at Shoppers Drug Mart, Courtenay, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. All team members present at noon. BLACK CREEK OAPO 126 sponsors Flea Market & Craft Sale, Halbe Hall, 8369 Island Hwy., Black Creek, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Table rental $10. FMI: 250-3375245, 250-923-7148. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal has cats & kittens available for adoption, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Guthrie Rd. near Quality Foods, Comox, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 250-2187223, www.kittycatpals.com. CUMBERLAND United Church in honour of National Aboriginal Week hosts singer-songwriter Cheryl Bear & Randy Barnetson in concert, First & Penrith, 7 p.m. By donation, sugg. $10. FMI: 250-400-7084.

Sunday, June 17 CUMBERLAND United Church presents speaker Cheryl Bear, First & Penrith, 11 a.m. All welcome, no charge. FMI: 250400-7084. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society AdoptA-Pal has cats & kittens available for adoption, Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 250-2187223, www.kittycatpals.com. VANCOUVER Island Ukrainian Dance Concert, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay, 2 p.m.

Reserved seating $10 available at SWT box office, online sidwilliamstheatre.com, or call 250-338-2430. CUMBERLAND Chamber of Commerce sponsors Cumberland Bike Fest, celebrating Car-Free Sunday in the Comox Valley. FMI: www.cumberlandbc.org.

Monday, June 18 RETIRED Teachers’ Year-end Lunch for all teas/admins from any district, Kingfisher (Old House is closed), 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Order & pay for own lunch. Speaker pharmacist Tim Cowan. FMI: 250-339-4692. EARTHSAVE Vegan Dine-out hosted by Common Ground restaurant, 596 - 5th St., Courtenay, 5:30 & 7 p.m. Cost $20/ adults, $12/kids to age 12. By reservation only. FMI/reservations: Bob 250-338-0751. C.V. OSTOMY Support Group meeting, C.V. Community Health Centre, Cedar Room, 961 England Ave., Courtenay, 7 p.m. Ostomates & spouse/ support person welcome. FMI: Betty 250-871-4778, Ken 250339-3791.

Tuesday, June 19 CANADIAN Federation of University Women – Comox Valley & Campbell River meets for Bursary Presentation lunch, Crown Isle, 11:45 a.m. New members welcome. FMI: comoxvalleycfuw@gmail.com. B.C. RETIRED Government Employees Association Comox Valley Branch #200 annual picnic, Salish Bldg. (between pool & tennis court), Lewis Park, Courtenay, noon. Bring own plate, cup & utensils plus a salad or dessert. FMI: 250338-6930 ST. JOSEPH’S General Hospital Auxiliary Society meeting, upper hall, Comox Legion, 1:30 p.m. Free luncheon for members only at noon before meeting. Tickets at gift or thrift shop. FMI: 250-3391507.

Wednesday, June 20 ROYAL Canadian Naval Association meets, Comox Legion Upper Lounge, 1 p.m. Guests welcome. FMI: 250-339-5498 BETTER Breathers COD support group meeting, Nursing Centre, 615 Tenth St., Courtenay, 1:30–3 p.m. Respiratory therapist guest speaker. All welcome. FMI: Michele 250331-8504 ext. 38125. VANCOUVER Island Ukrainian Dance Concert, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay, 2 p.m. Reserved seating $10 available at SWT box office, online sidwilliamstheatre.com, or call 250-338-2430. COMOX Glacier Wanderers Volkswalk Club’s annual 5/10 km Air Force Beach walk & wiener roast/picnic. Start at picnic shelter: sign-in 4 p.m., walk 4:30, wiener roast/picnic to follow. FMI on wiener roast/picnic: Marie-Ann 250339-1768; FMI on walk: Crystal 250-898-8612, Kathleen 250-897-1360.

Thursday, June 21 CUMBERLAND Museum & Archives sponsors Miners’ Memorial Day Weekend, though June 23. Film night, Songs of the Workers event, walking tours, speakers & more. FMI: www.cumberlandbc.org. COMOX Legion Ladies Auxiliary presents Homemade Soup & Sandwich Lunch, Upper Legion Hall, Comox Ave., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Full lunch $8, individual entrees $3. FMI: 250-890-0244.

Friday, June 22 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Two Pub walk; meet at Home Depot recycle area, 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Kari 250339-5851, Sue 250-898-8333, Kate 250-941-3831, www. cvnewcomers.net.


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1stView a finalist at social media camp The team from 1stView.ca were finalists for Best Business Blog (ClariceCoty.com) and Most Innovative Technology at the West Coast Social Media awards last week in Victoria. The third annual event featured keynote addresses by Erica Ehm, Fred Sarkari and New York Times bestselling author Chris Brogan, a professional

speaker. “The sheer volume of quality information presented at social media camp, combined with the energy of the speakers and participants made the event exceptional,” communications director Mia Heitland said. “With the world of social media and online searches changing so rapidly, many businesses simply don’t have

the time to keep up. This is where 1stView is ready to help.” 1stView makes it easy for real estate and construction clients to be found online, using a variety of social media tools and search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. For more information, visit 1stView.ca, twitter. com/1stView or facebook.com/RealEstateVancouverIsland.

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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

College on right track North Island College continues to evolve and increasingly make itself an indispensable part of the fabric of life on the upper section of Vancouver Island. NIC plans to offer specialized rural health care education that other B.C. colleges may not offer. It’s the education version of an intriguing concept in health care suggesting that in a time of limited funding smaller hospitals should not pretend they can offer a wide array of specialized services. Instead, one hospital could focus on cancer treatment for instance and another might concentrate on cardiology. Hospital A (in the Comox Valley?) and Hospital B (Campbell River?) would both offer basic care, but would attract specialists and specialized equipment in certain fields. Patients with certain afflictions might be able to receive treatment closer to home and the hospitals would become known for their specialties. NIC president Dr. Jan Lindsay says the college wants to establish a Centre of Excellence for Rural Healthcare Education. Not a physical building, it would be a cluster of up-to-date programming. NIC could focus on services tailored to the needs of people in the region, perhaps growing into its own physical space if the college chooses to build a laboratory, for example. The idea has a lot of merit, particularly since the new Comox Valley hospital will apparently be built next to NIC’s main campus in Courtenay. As Lindsay explains, rural health care programming would be developed with $2.75 million over a minimum 10-year period from the Vancouver Island Health Authority. NIC and VIHA recently signed the Health Education Partnership and Program Funding agreement. NIC and VIHA have formed a joint committee to explore the promising concept, which could be a boon throughout the region for education and health care simultaneously. And it would train health-care professionals close to home. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Eighty-eight per cent of respondents said C-38 omnibus federal legislation sets a dangerous precedent by including too much in one bill. Next week: Is the ongoing cool, damp weather keeping you indoors more than usual? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Kudos Ku to playwright Lori Mazey and the young cast of Vanier students who are staging Mazey’s play, which tackles bullying and homophobia in schools.

If a harassing call was made to the family of slain James Denton during the trial of the 16-year-old accused of his murder, it shows poor judgment to say the least.

Let Hydro customers decide Dear editor, Is there a likeness to be found in the change from horse and buggy to the automobile? This came to my mind after attending the presentation of BC Hydro regarding the controversial smart meter. No doubt the use of a gasoline-fuelled engine was in its way controversial, too. After a century of the use of gasoline-powered automobiles, we do have overwhelming negative data. Two outstanding negatives are firstly, pollution and secondly, political skirmishes regarding the importance of oil. To use another example from our past history, the use of asbestos was recommended

However, as they knew the horse and buggy in the days of yore, we know the old meter, which has served us so well for a long time.

and accepted, and only stopped because of the loss of many lives. Other product examples could be added to this list as well. There is no doubt in my mind and understanding that the smart meter is an incredible device; its data possibilities can’t be compared with the former

non-wireless meter However, as they knew the horse and buggy in the days of yore, we know the old meter, which has served us so well for a long time. I am wondering about those in society who have refused up to this day to use the automobile in replacement for the old transportation. I am not saying, let us follow their example, but what I do say to each subscriber of BC Hydro/Corix is to take advantage of the fact that you the customer can decide whether or not you want it. Yes, it is that simple. Ary Sala, Fanny Bay

Mine side-effect could dirty air Dear editor, I attended the Port Alberni Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week and listened to John Tapics, CEO of Compliance Energy Corporation, give an update on the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project. Mr. Tapics reiterated that unless the government spends a whole lot of money to upgrade the rail corridor, which seems highly unlikely, the coal from the mine near Fanny Bay will come to Port Alberni by truck. If the thought of 75 roundtrip B-train loads a day coming through town wasn’t bad enough, I noticed that the World Health Organization has just raised diesel exhaust to the level of cancercausing carcinogen. “Further, the fumes belong in the same deadly category as smoking, asbestos, ultraviolet radiation, arsenic and mustard gas,” the World Health Organization reportedly said. With an airshed in Port Alberni that is already prone to frequent temperature inversions,

this recently released WHO report should serve as a wakeup call to local, provincial and federal decision makers. No amount of mitigation will offset the negative health impacts that will beset the residents of Port Alberni, and any project that would introduce increased cancer-causing carcinogens into the local airshed,

should be rejected. Sadly, the only ones in Port Alberni that will seem to benefit from the coal mine project being approved, would be the respiratory therapists who will no doubt see a huge increase in patients requiring their services. John Snyder, Fanny Bay

Radio channels vanish Dear editor, I am a longtime supporter of the Friends of CBC organization, which struggles to maintain the standard of radio that links Canada coast to coast in the face of government cuts. But my anxiety about diminishing service is now compounded by the loss of CBC Radio Two as well as other FM radio stations. Because of an apparently arbitrary decision by Shaw Cable, my house is silent; no more Choral Concert on Sunday mornings,no

more Tempo with Judy Nasralla, no more stimulating discussions. The quality of life in the Comox Valley and probably in other isolated Canadian communities has been seriously compromised. Kate Fairley, Comox Valley

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Reader craves relief fromâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;our lawn-mad nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dear editor, This is not a complaint; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just an observation of our lawn-mad nation. Imagine there are no dandelions. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy if you try. No herbicide hotspots, a lawn tractor that shifts on the fly. Imagine an unproductive wasteland covered in great swathes of clipped, emerald green, monoculture grass. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a particularly edible variety of plant. These are not fields of golden waving wheat stalks, a store of

food that will feed the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s projected 10 billion people. Not productive, these are shaved fields of overwatered stubble, green, groomed, and styled, with care thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fetishistic, trimmed like virile, futile suburban goatees, Manchus, mutton chops, and Van-Dykes. The modern machine that tames the greens is the ubiquitous, often-green and yellow, almost always cheaply made, over-emitting and under-muffled, but

sometimes red, rumbling, belt-driven riding lawn tractor. The tractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back wheels are big, and the front wheels smaller, a muscle car stance without the chrome and horsepower, calculated to make the driver feel a little taller. John Deere, Guts, Glory, HD, its just the same old spam, commercial interests capitalizing on, the age old hubris of man. Now I know that opinion is narrow, perhaps tinged with a

little lawn, and minitractor envy. Besides Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure of the power of my dandelion, debris, and mosscovered ivory tower, to change the hobbies or habits, of any golf course-cultivating human. This is a complaint, a whinge, a whine, a cry of frustration; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the noise involved in grooming our ornamentally lawned nation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that I expect us to give up our green. The chance that well-trimmed and

Government protecting mariners Dear editor, There has been a lot of speculation about changes to the Coast Guard and how they will affect safety on Vancouver Island. I have represented the riding of Vancouver Island North since 1993 and lived on Vancouver Island for 40 years. I understand the importance of the Coast Guard. I am supportive of the decisions made by the government and by the Coast Guard on Vancouver Island. The Coast Guard will continue to use

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Columnist Shaw praised for article Dear editor, I would like to thank Ralph Shaw for his clear, learned article outlining concerns about budget cuts and changes in environmental law (A Time to Halt? Record, June 1, 2012). These concerns are shared by many. Our minds are working overtime wondering

how we can make a difference in this conundrum. Can all the petitions we are signing and the letters we are writing have a chance of changing this quasidemocratic misfit called Bill C-38? We can only hope. Barbara and Paul Elliott, Comox Valley

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ing renewal of Coast Guard resources will make Vancouver Island a safer place to be on the water. The Island will continue to be served by the same network of search and rescue lifeboats and the Search and Rescue helicopter and fixed wing capacity at CFB Comox. Search and Rescue lifeboat situations will continue to operate from Campbell River, Port Hardy, Powell River, Tofino, Bamfield and Salt Spring Island. Our government has recently made unprecedented investments in the protection of Canadians at sea. Over the past six years, the government has invested close to $1.4 billion to ensure the Coast Guard fleet is ready to serve Canadians when called upon. As a part of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Economic Action Plan 2010, our government invested $175 million in the Canadian Coast Guard to procure 68 new small vessels, 30 environmental barges, and to undertake major repair work on 40 of its largest vessels. Vancouver Island

and the Mainland will continue to be served by the existing 46 radio towers and five major radar sites that monitor shipping patterns, broadcast weather or other alerts and pick up distress calls from the water. Currently, there is a service gap among the five B.C. centres; if one centre goes down because of a power failure or has an unexpected high call volume, it cannot ask for help from a neighbouring centre. Our government is fixing this problem to provide consistent, uninterrupted service to mariners. We are upgrading the Prince Rupert and Victoria centres with the best available technology, ensuring they are integrated, equipping them with better resources and additional staff where needed, and, ultimately, these changes will improve the Coast Guardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already-excellent service record to Canadians. John Duncan Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: MP John Duncan is the minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development.

watered grass will go away anytime soon would certainly seem a fantasy. Maybe a reality check would be better instead. Your lawn machines are noisy. They are poorly muffled, exhaust-spewing, grass-chewing, and heard every day of the week. As it is with all the lawns in earshot, we have seven days a week of internal combustion sounds, slashing two-stroke string concertinas, eradicating weeds as they

whip around. Is it complaining to ask for a few days free from this post-industrial obsession with grounds? I propose we celebrate these lawn doctors, lawn managers, lawn fetishists who are far from few, and give them their own days: lawn days. Perhaps Wednesday and Saturday, a weekday and weekend, concentrated intervals, when the lawn junkies can go on a bend. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right, I think that a bylaw would

do, to restrict noisy machines to a day or two, or three, four or five. This field fetish is Paul Bunyanism, piecemeal, two and a half inches high cut, and green beyond the pale. Quixotic on an urban scale, but like the clearing of the woods, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure it will prevail. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just wondering if we might not halt, pause the harvest, and come up with few quiet days off? Steve Hodge, Comox

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Crucial, long-term hospital decisions being rushed Dear editor, I recently received by regular mail the Hospital Update Issue 1. There was little new information beyond what the local papers had reported following the City council meeting in early May when the VIHA representative presented the concept plan. I have considerable concern that the open house slated for June will not happen until July while VIHA places pressure to stay on their schedule of zoning approvals by September. Typically, public meetings for purposes of zoning are not held during the summer vacation months as they are recognized as being poorly attended and therefore not in the best interest of residents who may be affected by the proposed zoning change. This is not acceptable. It appears that VIHA is putting the gun to the City council under threat that if this does not get the necessary approvals according to their schedule then provincially approved funding may be withdrawn. I attended a VIHA meeting in Campbell River March 30 and expressed my concerns on, firstly, the decision to go with

two hospitals instead of a larger single hospital serving the North Island and, secondly, the choice of the Courtenay hospital site on Lerwick at Ryan Road. I was politely informed by chairman Don Hubbard that I was “seven years too late” with objections concerning the two-hospital decision. Since I only moved to the Comox Valley on July 1, 2010, I accepted his point on this topic. I had written a letter of objection to VIHA dated March 8, 2012 with copies

to all elected officials for Courtenay, Campbell River, Comox and the regional districts for Comox Valley and Strathcona. I received acknowledgment from only mayors Jangula and Jakeway and director Brenda Leigh. My letter was also copied to the premier and ministers Falcon, deJong, Abbott, Lekstrom and MLAs McRae and Trevena, none of whom found it necessary to respond. It seems that the only way elected officials or

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appointed directors will pay attention is if there is a mass petition process brought to bear. Petitions have a place in our democratic process but they are generally a very poor way for persons in an elected position to make important decisions by having their voting power, which should be based on sound information from professional staff and consultants, thwarted out of fear of re-election. The fact that this hospital decision has taken as

long as it has is evidence that a mistake may be imminent if something like a location for the Courtenay hospital needs to be expedited through a zoning process during a time when citizens are either not available (vacations) or do not have time (end of school year and graduations) to pay attention to the process leading to council decisions. The VIHA board appears totally tired and frustrated by the long delays and is looking for a fast conclu-

sion that may not be in the best interest of the North Island citizenry. These are long-term (50 to 100 years) decisions that deserve the very best consideration possible. The current plan to proceed with two hospitals is not in the best interest of current and future citizens living north of the Nanaimo hospital district. Locating the choice for Courtenay on Lerwick at Ryan is a poor second choice considering, amongst other evidence, that there will be four traffic lights in 0.7 km between Ryan corner (posted as a high crash site) and Mission Road. I urge Courtenay council to think long and hard about why they would choose to locate a new hospital in such a highdeveloping area, next to an elementary school that needs the playground they plan to sell! If VIHA has no other suitable alternative site as a backup to locate a hospital then I seriously wonder how much effort this decision will be based upon. Thomas Witty, Courtenay Editor’s note: Thomas Witty says he previously served three terms as a municipal councillor in the Okanagan Valley.

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You can expect almost anything when Saturday Night Live alumnus Jon Lovitz does his standup comedy act June 23 at the Sid Williams Theatre. Except political correctness. “The show is, I would say, rated R,” Lovitz revealed in an interview with the Record. “It’s completely politically incorrect. “That’s standup. It’s honest. It’s really my opinions and my sense of humour. “I make fun of myself. Religion, politics, sex, language, gays, lesbians, Asians, African Americans, Jews (Lovitz is Jewish). “If I left anyone out, I’m sorry,” joked Lovitz, who launched a recent well-publicized televised tirade against President Barack Obama. Known mostly for his comedy and acting, Lovitz still has some

tricks up his sleeve for his live act. Singing, for instance. “I play the piano. I sing funny songs. I just make fun of everybody, in a good-natured way.” Lovitz said his father was a doctor who wanted to be an opera singer. Lovitz grew up singing. He has sung at Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. Besides SNL from 1985 to 1990, his legion of TV credits includes The Simpsons, Friends, Seinfeld, The Critic, NewsRadio, Hot In Cleveland, Married with Children, Friends, Just Shoot Me!, Two and a Half Men and the Larry Sanders Show (as himself). His movie roles include Rat Race, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky, High School High, The Producers, Trapped in Paradise and A League of Their Own. Drawing on Master Thespian, one of his most popular comedic characters, Lovitz did a series of

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high-profile commercials for Subway restaurants. Nominated for an Emmy Award his first two years on Saturday Night Live, Lovitz subsequently wrote a book called Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live. Why does he do what he does?

“I do it because I find the whole thing so stupid. It’s not mean; it’s just funny. “I have a scientific mind, but I turned it to comedy … I just said, ‘I don’t want to work for a living.’ To me, work is doing something you hate doing eight hours a day for money. I don’t want that to be my life; I just don’t.” Pondering as a boy in Los Angeles what he could do to get paid “that is me,” Lovitz came up with comedy. “I don’t really find it like work. “I got lucky. I feel very grateful.” His parents were funny, and a grandfather was particularly funny, he recalled. “I just always like being around funny people. All my best friends are very funny. They make me laugh.” Lovitz doesn’t have just one favourite among the comedic characters he created. “I like doing the liar (patholog-

ical liar Tommy Flanagan with his signature line, ‘Yeah, that’s the ticket!’).” Lovitz also cited Master Thespian and a Harvey Fierstein impersonation. These days, he operates the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Podcast Theatre at Universal Studios in Hollywood. Lovitz described a podcast as “a radio show on the Internet.” Saying he would love to have a regular TV gig again, Lovitz revealed he recently did a pilot for a show called Mr. Box Office with Vivica Fox, Gary Busey, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Tim Meadows. ••• Jon Lovitz performs June 23 at the Sid Williams Theatre. The show, recommended for ages 16 and older, will run 90 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are available at the Sid box office or at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.

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Summer show 35th for Pearl The Pearl Ellis Gallery will kick off its 35th summer show season with its seventh Members’ People’s Choice show and sale. This exhibition will run from June 19 to July 8. The gallery will be open to the public Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 4, but will be closed Mondays. You can meet the artists June 24 to celebrate the opening of the members’ show and all are welcome to attend. It will be a great opportunity to meet the artists in the show and to view their art. At this show the public, as well as the members, will be encouraged to fill out a ballot selecting their favourite piece of artwork in the exhibit. This will be the seventh offering of a People’s Choice award and we are looking forward to the participation of the public as well as the gallery membership. The balloting will go on throughout the first part of the show and the votes will be tabulated June 30 at 4 p.m. The gallery will announce the winner and the runners-up July 3 at 1 p.m., a week before the end of the show. The winners will also be posted on our website and in the local papers. The winning artist will receive

a $100 gift certificate from Whyte’s Framing and a plaque donated by Bob and Sheila Pollock. There will also be two draws made from all the ballots with a lucky member of the public receiving a gift certificate for 20 per cent off on a piece of art that they purchase at the gallery during 2012 and a member of the Pearl Ellis Gallery will have their name drawn to receive a free membership renewal for 2013. Visitors can expect to see quality pieces of work by over 50 established local artists and new artists. The Pearl Ellis Gallery is always a great place to visit and to shop for that unique new piece of art for one’s home, business or as a gift. The gallery also carries a good selection of art cards suitable for all occasions. Members receive a 10-per-cent discount on purchases of art during the opening ‘reception’ or ‘meet and greet the artist’ day of each new show. New memberships are always available for $20. The gallery is in Comox at 1729 Comox Ave. For more information or a virtual tour of the gallery, visit www. pearlellisgallery.com or the Pearl’s Facebook page. — Pearl Ellis Gallery

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Bring the whole family and enjoy this fun filled day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. Enjoy traditional food, dancing, stor ytelling, workshops and more. Traditional sockeye dinner by Kumugwe; Buffalo Burgers by the Métis Association; Bannock by Verna and Bake Sale by Wachiay Friendship Centre Elders.

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Book about man, city Author Claudia Cornwall speaking June 19 at library Claudia Cornwall, author of At the World’s Edge: Curt Lang’s Vancouver 1937-1998, will speak at the Courtenay Library on June 19 at 7 p.m. Her book tells the story of a man and a city. Curt Lang was a legend in Vancouver. An intellectual and a catalyst, Lang’s interests spanned many worlds. As a teenager, he met Malcolm Lowry and became friends with Al Purdy. Excerpts of previously unpublished correspondence between Purdy and Lang reveals much about both their characters. In his 20s, Lang published poetry and painted. He was friends with many in Vancouver’s creative community poets, Peter Trower, John Newlove, and Jamie Reid; artists Fred Douglas, David Marshall, and Roy Kiyooka; and musicians Al Neil, and Glenn MacDonald. He became a street

photographer in the early 1970s (the National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography purchased some of his prints). In his 30s, he built boats and fished when the money in that industry was so good the scene in Prince Rupert was like a gold rush. In his 40s, he became involved in the hightech industry, where he was awarded two patents and started several companies. He also developed hardware and software for the railroad industry that today is used all over North America. Lang’s life energetically parallels the evolving history of Vancouver from the hip subculture years to the electronic postmodern 1990s. Cornwall was a friend of Lang and in this part biography, part memoir she draws on conversations during her (and her husband’s) 12-year friendship with Lang. A freelance writer for more than 20 years, Claudia wrote about the artist Jack Hardman in the second book in the Unheralded Art-

ists of British Columbia series, The Life and Art of Frank Molnar, Jack Hardman, and LeRoy Jensen (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2009). Her book, Letter from Vienna: A Daughter Uncovers Her Family’s Jewish Past (Douglas & McIntyre, 1997), won the Hubert Evans NonFiction Prize in British Columbia for 1996. She has been published in many Canadian magazines and newspapers, including the Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest, BC Business, and the Tyee. Claudia teaches courses at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. In 2009, she received a $20,000 journalism award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support medical journalism and reporting. — Courtenay Library

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7 STORY CIRCUS The Comox Valley’s community circus presents A Tall and Peculiar Tale on June 14, 15 and 17 at Courtenay Recreation’s Lewis Centre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a show at 7 on June 14 and 15. A matinée June 17 starts at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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FACTORIES AND ALLEYWAYS performs June 16 at Joe’s Garage.

New CD and name, old sound Tour of islands spreading word about latest release Vancouver’s Factories and Alleyways is a new band with a new record and a new name for an old familiar sound. “We’re calling it roots/ Canadiana music,” says Factories and Alleyways songwriter Matt Denny-Keys. “We’re playing everything from folk to country, rock and gospel, but I think, no matter which genre we’re in at the time, all of the tunes have a distinctly salt of the earth, working class Canadian feel.” The band’s debut release lives up to the lofty promise of true Canadian folk and roots. With influences that include the Band, Neil Young, Blue Rodeo and shades of current folk heavyweights, the Deep Dark Woods, Factories and Alleyways’ new record, captures the rich tradition of Canadian roots music while forging a path of its own. And the live show is no different. In a country that features landscapes of barren tundra, pristine coast lines, drought-ridden prairie land, and majes-

We’re playing everything from folk ❝ to country, rock and gospel, but I think, no matter which genre we’re in at the time, all of the tunes have a distinctly salt of the earth, working class Canadian feel. Matt Denny-Keys

tic mountain it should come as no surprise that a band that claims Canadiana music as its own would perform with a similarly diverse and juxtaposed style. The performances are gritty, tough and soulful, but at the same time, they deliver the comforting warmth of pop-folk melodies and lush three-part harmonies. Factories and Alley-

ways is celebrating the release of its new, selftitled EP with a tour of the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. They play in Courtenay on June 16 at Joe’s Garage. “We thought it was important to go to the Islands for the album release tour,” says Denny-Keys. “There’s an inherent attitude and way of life that we think fits with folk and

roots music. We love the vibe over there.” Tickets for the concert can be purchased at Joe’s on Fifth. For more about the band, see http://factoriesandalleyways. bandcamp.com. — Factories and Alleyways

Over 200 elementary school students from across the Comox Valley school district were treated to free dance workshops at Pantuso Dance in May. The workshops consisted of dance demonstrations by the talented faculty as well as mini sessions in hip-hop and ballet. This outreach program was designed to expose young kids to dance at a primary level to teach them that the performing arts can be inclusive, challenging and fun. The faculty at Pantuso Dance believe in creating an environment where students feel safe to explore their creativity to its full extent. From exploring the creative dancer with scarves, to pretending to be princes and princesses, to getting down with some smooth hiphop; the classes were a great introduction to the arts.

For more information on dance classes offered at Pantuso Dance, including programs for preschoolers to adults in tap, ballet,

jazz, modern, hip hop, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary ballet and nia, visit www. pantusodance.com. — Pantuso Dance

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Tin Town new home of dancers The Academy of Performing Arts has purchased Gemini Dance Studios, and welcomes all returning and new students this coming fall. New business owners Livea Gill, Michelle Henly and Tamara Ryan Telford triple the heat with their energized and inviting performing arts programs designed for all ages and abilities. Joining the Triple Heat team will also be longtime friends and dedicated co-workers Sandra Barker, Chrissy Kennedy, Anna Mayo and Joelle Schnurch. Triple Heat Dance will continue to offer a high standard of training while introducing new classes and programs that provide a little something for everyone. Triple Heat Dance faculty offers a wealth of experience in dance instruction, choreography, directing and program development. Livea, Michelle and Tamara are thrilled with this new opportunity to provide top quality dance training to students from recreational to pre-professional levels. With integrity and in a positive and inspiring environment, we look forward to a new chapter of dance in which we will foster each student’s goals, whether they are to achieve a career in dance or simply to have fun. Livea and Michelle will offer summer drop in classes throughout July and August. Triple Heat Dance will be open for registration throughout July and August on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and again Sept. 4 to 8. Triple Heat is in the heart of Tin Town at 2364-3 Rosewall Cres. in Courtenay. For further information, e-mail info@tripleheatdance.com. — Triple Heat Dance

Rockin’ the‘Stop with Jilli Martini They’re back to “rock the ‘Stop” this weekend only. Join the Jilli Martini Band for your weekend party. Launch the summer once and for all, with some party music and dance floor action! You will hear some fine renditions of favourite hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s and more — rock, funk, blues, R&B and even some disco. The Jilli Martini Band plays this Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Whistle Stop Neighbourhood Pub. — Jilli Martini Band

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COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents a benefit performance of their multi-award winning production of Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell on June 24 at the Sid Williams Theatre. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY

One for the road – CLT Courtenay Little Theatre, winners of the North Island Zone Drama Festival, is providing one more chance to see their multi-award winning production Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell. This play was chosen as Best Production by adjudicator Kath-

ryn Shaw. In addition, director Kirsten Humpherys was recognized as Best Director and the cast was selected as Best Acting Ensemble. Robinson Wilson’s subtle and effective stage lighting was awarded a Certificate of Merit. Now this talented company is off to repre-

Lensmen veterans The Lensmen collectively bring a lot of years of experience to recreate music that has been around a long time. The group’s repertoire reaches back to just about the turn of the century, 1900 that is, and through the 1940s. They have also been known to play a little jazz beyond the Big Band era with Len Wilkie crooning a la Frank Sinatra and are not ashamed to say even a little country. Some of the oldies but goodies that will be on the program are I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Harlem Nocturne, Walkin’ My Baby Back Home and Satin Doll. The Lensmen are Al West

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PARTNERS IN EDUCATION (PIE) PROGRAM The Partners in Education (PIE) Program would like to invite you to an information meeting to be held on Thursday, June 28th at 7:30 pm at the Holiday Inn Express, 2200 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, BC. PIE staff will be on hand to answer your questions as well as gather feedback regarding the direction of the program for the coming year(s). The PIE program: • Is a K-12 distributed learning school that allows children to be educated, in part or whole, outside of traditional school campuses. • Offers assistance, direction, and flexibility for families that have chosen to follow the BC Ministry of Education curriculum • Offers online and/or paper-based courses (depending on grade level). • Parents and/or students work together with a certified teacher to develop an individualized Student Learning Plan. • Takes into account the unique learning styles and needs of each student. • Allows whole families to work with the same teacher. • Offers opportunities to participate in experiential activities and field trips in both Powell River and the Comox Valley.

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Dwyer, others will play jazz That’s only one genre of music during 30th Filberg Festival The 30th Filberg Festival in Comox from Aug. 3 to 6 will feature jazz. Boogie-woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer and multi-instrumentalist Phil Dwyer will play back-to-back sets Monday, Aug. 6 during the afternoon. As well, the Flora Scott Trio wiII perform on Saturday and Sunday and the guitar/bass duo Drummond and Hyde wiII play on Saturday and Monday. Dwyer burst on the jazz scene in Canada, as well as internationally, in his late teens, and by his early 20s was, to quote Globe and Mail journalist Mark Miller, “startling jazz audiences with his unprecedented command of both tenor saxophone and piano.” Originally from Canada’s West Coast, Phil sought out the action and excitement of New York City when he was just 17, moving there in 1983 to study with Steve Grossman and David Liebman. While there Phil also had the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the true jazz legends that were still on the scene at that time. Another important element in his musical development was the renowned summer jazz workshop at the Banff Centre for the Arts, which Phil attended in the early 1980s. Under artistic director Dave Holland, the Banff program drew the best and brightest young players from all over the world to meet and interact with an amazing faculty including Liebman, Lee Konitz, John Abercrombie, Steve Coleman, Julian Priester, and two musicians who would continue to play an important part in Phil’s life for the next quarter century, Don Thompson and Kenny Wheeler.

Phil’s full-time music career started in the summer of 1985 at age 19, as a member of Hugh Fraser’s awardwinning quintet, and the big band VEJI from 1985-90, and also with the David Friesen Trio from 1987-90, in addition to much freelance work on the Vancouver scene. With the Hugh Fraser quintet, Phil won the 1988 Juno Award for Best Jazz Album, and appeared across Canada, the

boogie-woogie pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger. After studying classical piano for seven years in his German homeland, 13-year-old Michael discovered boogie-woogie and stride piano. In three years, he was playing boogie-woogie piano in clubs, concerts, and festivals all over Germany. He attracted attention almost immediately after the family moved to the west coast of Canada, performing at

Featuring wonderful vocal and piano contributions from Jillian Lebeck, and a crack band of West Coast jazz and session greats, the Canadian Songbook Project puts a jazzy spin on the muisc of some of the best songwriters Canada has to offer.

New York Blue Note, at the Paris Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s in London, and elsewhere in Europe and the U.K. Phil will present his Canadian Songbook Project at the Filberg Festival on Monday afternoon. Featuring wonderful vocal and piano contributions from Jillian Lebeck, and a crack band of West Coast jazz and session greats, the Canadian Songbook Project puts a jazzy spin on the music of some of the best songwriters Canada has to offer. ••• Michael Kaeshammer is a Canadian

blues and jazz festivals across the country during the summer of 1996. Michael continues to perform and tour extensively throughout Canada, the US, and Europe, and has lived in Germany, Vancouver Island, Toronto and New York City. ••• Flora Scott is one of Victoria’s most notable jazz treasures. This guitarist and vocalist is the real deal. Her early studies with artists such as Jay Clayton, Brian Nova and Oliver Gannon have helped shape her talent into something special.

Flora is a lyrical performer and deft improviser who can hold an audience spellbound. Flora is not only blessed with a voice that has been described as voluptuous and exquisite. She is also an accomplished musician, songwriter, arranger, and bandleader. She began playing the guitar and singing at about the age of six and has released two CDs that have received airplay on jazz radio stations across the country. ••• The family-friendly Filberg Festival celebrates excellence in all forms of arts and crafts and music with over 100 juried crafts booths, plus music on two stages, a Kids Area, and concession booths. The objective of the festival is to raise the money needed to restore and maintain the beautiful nine-acre Filberg property and heritage lodge. Tickets are $15 daily or $40 for the weekend pass. For more information go to www.filbergfestival.com. — Filberg Festival

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BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND The Sutcliffes will invoke the heady days of Beatlemania on June 30 as part of Canada Day celebrations in Courtenay.

Beatlemania coming back This year is the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four. It was in 1962 that John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney added Ringo Starr to their band and became the Beatles. Their first song, Love Me Do, was an instant hit and they were on their way to stardom. The Beatles were the most critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music! Their popularity brought recognition to America of many British artists. They had a great run from 1962 to their breakup in 1970. The Courtenay July 1st Committee is bringing the 50th anniversary celebration to Courtenay. The theme for this year’s Comox Valley Canada Day is Salute the ‘60s. Beatlemania will be in full force in Simms Park on June 30. The committee has invited the Sutcliffes (named for one-time Beatle bassist Stu Sutcliffe) from Victoria to play the Nite Before Concert on the evening

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Friday, June 15 TORN RAINBOW presented at Vanier Secondary School, 8 p.m. Tickets at Laughing Oyster Bookshop, Videos N More and Community Justice Centre. PUGS AND CROWS at Joe’s Garage. Tickets at Bop City Records. Show starting at 9:30 p.m. 7 STORY CIRCUS at Lewis Centre, 7 p.m. Tickets at door. JILLI MARTINI BAND, Whistle Stop Pub, 9 p.m.

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Sunday, June 17 7 STORY CIRCUS at Lewis Centre, 2 p.m. Tickets at door.

Tuesday, June 19 STEVE BROCKLEY at Cumberland Hotel. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30. Tickets at hotel. FMI: 250-336-8844. CLAUDIA CORNWALL gives writers’ talk, Courtenay Library, 7 p.m. COMOX VALLEY WRITERS’ SOCIETY sponsors launch of book by David Essson Young, Muir Gallery, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 23 JON LOVITZ at Sid Williams Theatre. FMI and tickets: Sid box office or www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. JASON BUIE at Joe’s Garage. Tickets at Bop City. Music starts 9:30 p.m. Book dinner reservations at milo@ joeson5th.ca or call 250-7026456 for information. THE BAYNES SOUND at Union Bay Hall. FMI: Baynes Sound Facebook page.

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Blizzard back to storm minor league basepaths After a four-year hiatus, from the Comox Valley and header, Adam McKillican the North Island Blizzard Braxten Barnes, Ethan and Austin Simper led the baseball club is back in Fox, Jacob Ingersoll, Jaret pitching staff to the 6-5 Offensively, Dean Knowles, Austin Simper, win. business. The BC Minor-sanctioned Zach Senay and Chris Vlaj Leyland, Jacob Ingersoll, Janzen and McKillican had Bantam AAA club is spon- from Campbell River. The Blizzard are ably the hot bats. Unfortunately sored by the Comox Valley Baseball Association and is coached by former junior the boys dropped two games a cooperative effort of five national team member/ in Abbotsford on Sunday, associations on the North Royals alum Ryan Chenard losing 14-5 and 10-0. The Blizzard return to Island and the Parksville of Campbell River. He is the North Island Royals baseball club of with a twin bill in the BC Premier BaseThe team plays in a pro- Campbell River on ball League. Saturday, June 16. The team plays in a vincial league of 15 teams, Game time at Nunns provincial league of 15 with each team playing Creek Park is 2 p.m. teams, with each team On Saturday, June playing upwards of 50 upwards of 50 games in their 23, the Blizz boys games in their season season including a full interhost Richmond at including a full inter- lock schedule, exhibition and Bill Moore Memorial lock schedule, exhibi- tournament games. Park in Courtenay tion and tournament at 1 p.m, and Victogames. Home games are spread throughout the joined by Lee McKillican ria on Sunday the 24th at region to showcase these and Jared Hendry of Comox 3 p.m. “Come on down to and Todd Barnes of Camp- the park, root for the local young players. The geographic challenge bell River. The team got team, enjoy a hotdog and is a tough one for all base- off to a slow start, but have watch some great baseball!” ball players on the North come alive mid-season to a team spokesperson said. SHORT HOPS The 2012 Island at this advanced post five wins in their last Blizzard thank the valuable level of play. These regional nine games. This past weekend, the contributions of the followteams draw players from Port Alberni, Oceanside, Blizzard travelled to the ing organizations and busiComox Valley, Powell River Lower Mainland for four nesses: Superior Propane, games of baseball. First up Quality Foods, PBL Parksand Campbell River. The 2012 Blizzard play- was Aldergrove which the ville Royals, Comox Valley ers include Nolan Badovi- Blizzard dispatched in two Lions Club, Fox’s Disposal, nac and Dean Leyland straight. Nolan Badovinac Beaver Harbour/All Store from Port Alberni, Hayden fanned nine batters in a Mini Storage, PetroCan, Scheck, Liam Nijhoff, Liam 9-5 win with Liam Janzen Aero Art and Prostock AthJanzen, Adam McKilli- closing out the game. In the letic Supply ... – North Island Blizzard can and William Drewry second game of the double-

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Masters ball players undergo‘yew-th’ movement Bill Moore Memorial Park in Courtenay is once again the host field for the ninth annual Investors Group Yew Bat Masters Baseball Tournament this weekend. Beginning tonight (June 15) eight teams will battle for the coveted Yew Bat trophy. Visiting teams from Victoria, Burnaby and Sointula along with five teams from the Komoux Masters Real Baseball League here in town will be in the race for bragging rights. There

WILL THERE BE some great baseball at Bill Moore park this weekend? Yew betcha! will be four teams in the 35+ division (Victoria, Yankees, Blue Jays, and Indians) and four in the 45+ division (Burnaby Buzzards, Sointula, Cubs, and

Twins). Tonight at 5 p.m., the Buzzards take on the Cubs, and Blue Jays take flight against the Yankees. Then at 7:30 p.m. Sointula and

the Twins face off, as well as Victoria against the Indians. Saturday will see two games in each time slot – 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m.,

and 5:30 p.m. Semifinals go Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and the finals at 2 p.m. “Drop by Bill Moore park for some sun, a couple of

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Taylor Green first into Isfeld Ice sports hall of fame The 10th annual Isfeld Ice athletic banquet was a big hit. In more ways than one. Leading off was Taylor Green, the Ice’s firstever inductee into their newly-initiated Hall of Fame, who sandwiched two big hits of his own around the June 7 high school event. Green belted his first Major League Baseball home run on June 6 and followed that up with another roundtripper on June 8 in helping the Milwaukee Brewers to a pair of wins. Green sent a video acceptance speech while his parents, Jacquie and Bill, accepted the award on his behalf. Isfeld athletic director Colin Cunningham said Green’s first big league dinger was shown on the big screen at the banquet to rousing applause from all 234 in attendance. Cunningham said that was one of many highlights noted at the banquet. “We had 296 different students in our athletic program. For a school of just over 900, that is almost one in three students taking part in some way.” Among the highlights for the 34 Ice teams: • Girls snowboarding team brought home their second provincial

championship in three years while boys snowboarding and girls and boys ski teams were Island champions; Lena Hottner was the top girls skier on Vancouver Island all year • Grade 8 girls and boys basketball teams went undefeated in the district and finished tops in the North-North Vancouver Island Zone • Senior boys soccer advanced to the Islands for the first time and came within a game of the Provincials • Senior girls basketball won more games than any previous season and came within a game of qualifying for Islands • Girls field hockey comprised of mostly Grade 10s and 11s tied the powerhouse South Island teams including Shawnigan Lake who went on to win the Provincials • Senior girls volleyball, a team of seven players, hosted Islands finishing third and went on to finish 11th at Provincials • Junior boys soccer had 38 players and split into two teams, finishing fourth at the Islands • Junior boys basketball played in seven tournaments totalling over 25 games, won their local league and finished second in the area playoff tourna-

Isfeld Ice Major Award Winners Senior Female Athlete of the Year sponsored by Parker Marine, presented by Jaimie Creamer to Lex Hornstein and Marisa Benisky Senior Male Athlete of the Year made and donated by Joe Hirsch, presented by Dean Patterson to Connor Sutton Junior Male Athlete of the Year sponsored by RG Cockwill Chiropractic Inc., presented by Gerald Fussell to Richard Girard Junior Female Athlete of the Year sponsored by Cumberland Recreation, presented by Dean Patterson to Avery Snider and Michaela Ashlee Grade 8 Male Athlete of the Year presented by Gerald Fussell to Adam McKillican Grade 8 Female Athlete of the Year sponsored by Rosewall Contracting, presented by Bill Village to Aleah Ashlee Most Improved Athlete sponsored by Union Bay Credit Union, presented by Tom Elwood to Matt Sadler

Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Royston Community Club, presented by Jeff Taylor to Spencer Smawley Inspirational Team of the Year sponsored by Courtenay Line-X, presented by Colin Cunningham to Girls Snowboarding Blizzard Award (for grit and determination), sponsored by Isfeld Basketball Alumni, presented by Kim Robertson and Megan Hedican to Emily Rowlandson Pinnacle Award (for excellence in athletics and academics), sponsored by Graham’s Jewelers, presented by Bill Village to Emily Cicon Summit Cup (for athletic leadership), sponsored by Mark Isfeld PAC, presented by Jeff Taylor to Emily Cicon Robson Award (for excellence in athletic achievement), sponsored by the Robson and Milburn families, presented by Bill Village to Nigel Ellsay

ment • Grade 8 boys volleyball went through their season losing only two games • Grade 8 girls volleyball dominated local league play and competed in tournaments as two separate teams • Junior girls basketball won multiple tournaments, finishing third at North Islands, hosting Islands and rallying to finish an amazing second place, losing only to provincial champion Oak Bay and becoming the first Junior team at Isfeld to qualify for a provincial championship • Junior girls soccer finished second on the Island. “Another few highlights were recognizing two ‘Stars of the Future,’ Grade 8 Lauren Carr who won first place all around at the provincial gymnastics competition and Grade 8 Torin Halverson who

played junior soccer and ran cross-country, recently running a sub 40 minute 10K. “As well Nigel Ellsay, a Robson Award winner, is currently in France cycling for Canada’s National Team. The night ended appropriately with SD71 superintendent

Sherry Elwood presenting a plaque of appreciation to principal Bill Village who is retiring this year and has been a wonderful supporter of athletics in the district throughout his career,” Cunningham said. — Isfeld athletics

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KOMOUX MASTERS Standings as of June 11 Team W L T Pct Indians 4 1 0 .800 Twins 3 2 0 .600 Giants 3 3 0 .500 Blue Jays 3 3 0 .500 Nationals 2 3 0 .400 Yankees 2 4 0 .333 Astros 1 2 0 .333

GB -1.0 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.5 2.0

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Standings as of June 11 W L T 8 0 0 7 0 1 6 3 0 4 3 0 4 6 0 2 8 1 2 7 0 1 4 0

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RF 155 118 106 85 115 97 82 16

RA 36 79 54 82 170 160 125 76

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RA 74 63 114 98 116 142 107 102

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COMOX VALLEY MIXED LEAGUE Standings as of June 10 Tier 1 Team W L T Courtenay Kia 8 2 0 Banner Landscaping Brewers 8 2 0 Sunlife Slammers 7 3 0 Mariners 5 4 1 Beachwood Cafe Ducks 4 5 1 Balls Deep 3 7 0 Heaters 1 6 0 Whistle Stop Madness 0 7 0 Tier 2 The Wild 8 0 0 Mission Possible Shockers 6 2 0 Nissan Titans 6 2 0 Applebee’s Average Joes 4 4 1 Angels 4 4 0 Wrecks 2 5 1 Peanut Gallery 2 6 0 Berard’s Plumbing 0 9 0 Tier 3 VIIC Vikings 8 2 0 The Steamers 7 2 1 Dirty Birds 6 3 0 Applesauced 5 5 0 Brew Jays 4 5 1 Wankees 3 5 2 Oyster River Rats 3 6 1 Elk’s Zombies 1 9 1 Tier 4 Billy D’s Dodgers 8 1 0 G&G Instigators 7 2 0 RPM Electric Blue Thunder 7 2 0 Calm Batters 6 3 0 Merit Home Furniture Cruisers 4 4 0 C.V. Marine Misfits 3 5 0 Komox Grind 3 6 0 Coco Loco’s 1 7 0 Pacers 0 9 0 Tier 5 Malfunctions 7 1 0 EZ Ryders 6 2 0 TULS 5 3 0 T-Birds 5 4 0 Major Ballers 4 4 0 Slippery Kittens 3 6 0 Contenders 2 6 0 Swingers 1 7 0

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BEACH VOLLEYBALL Tuesday Rec/Rec+ Team W L T Quick Sand 9 1 0 Tips & Passes 8 2 0 Dig These Balls 7 3 0 Bumping Uglies 6 4 0 Hiphop & Rhyme 5 5 0 The High Ballers 5 5 0 Strike Farce 4 6 0 We Dig Fourplay 3 7 0 Miss Hits 2 8 0 4Play on Beach 1 9 0 Wednesday Inter/Rec+ Team W L T Just the Tip 9 0 0

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The Blue Devils Summer Swim Club opened their season at the North Zone meet. Over 100 swimmers and parents participated. “It was a great way for new families to see and learn how a swim meet is run and the importance of helping poolside,” a Blue Devils’ spokesperson said. The Blue Devils are a competitive summer swim club with excellent coaching, providing opportunities for every swimmer to develop their individual interest whether it is to improve technique or plunge into the world of good-natured competition, the club spokesperson said. Participation means a summer of activity, fun and friends with

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TOGETHER BUILDING A BETTER, STRONGER COMMUNITY

Hospice society provides important palliative care Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The Comox Valley Hospice Society was recently honoured with the Dr. Michael Downing Research Award at the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association annual conference. The society collaborated with the Comox Valley End of Life Resource Team — a group of care providers working to enhance care in the community — with a mission to assess the awareness and status of hospice palliative care for people in the Valley. The group conducted two Internet surveys — one for the public and one for health-care professionals — along with another targeted to physicians. Results validated concerns highlighting gaps in access and care. Bottom line: Where you live should not determine the quality of end-of-life care one receives. “I think we’re all concerned that everyone across the province has equal access to end-of-life care,” CVHS executive director Terri Odeneal said. “That means looking at every community and making sure that appropriate resources are in place.” The society has been providing care to those who are palliative and

bereaved for nearly three decades. Support from individuals and businesses has been essential to making these services possible. “It’s one of those that, by its very nature, needs to be delivered close to home,” Odeneal said. “When someone is in their last weeks, it’s only appropriate that they have their family and loved ones around them. And certainly hospice works very hard to support people who are dying in their homes. It just becomes a matter of when people reach a certain stage, oftentimes they just can’t be supported at home.” There are no designated hospice palliative care beds in the Valley. Home and Community Care provides four hours of daily support for people still living at home. “That places a tremendous responsibility on family and friends to cover the other 20 hours a day,” Odeneal said. “There’s really no alternative but for folks to go into acute care, which really is not an appropriate setting.” Last September marked a change to the laws surrounding advanced care directives. A new package came out for advanced care planning, a process whereby a person designates a health-care decision maker in the event he or she can-

HOT CHOCOLATES IS raising money for the Comox Valley Hospice Society. From left: Denny Beeman, Jorden Marshall and Lynn Brandon. not act on their own behalf. The society is working with its volunteers to engage residents to learn about advanced care directives,

and how that can be part of the planning process. “Oftentimes families have a hard time making those decisions. So that’s

starting the discussion,” Odeneal said. Hospice provides volunteers at homes, hospitals and long-term care facili-

THE COMOX VALLEY End of Life Resource Team, from left: Christy Linder, Terri Odeneal, Barb Warren, Lori Novelli, Linda Davidson and Necia Kaechele, won the Dr. Michael Downing Research Award.

ties. With just 3.5 FTEs, the society functions almost entirely with the help of almost 150 volunteers. “This is an incredible community in terms of its desire to make the community a better place to live, and what people are willing to give,” Odeneal said, noting the society does not receive core funding from the health authority. “We are always raising funds.” Hot Chocolates has partnered with the society to produce chocolate bars. Boxes of 24 bars are available by calling the society at 250-339-5533, or can be individually purchased for a $5 donation. Last week, the comedy/ musical team of Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple raised about $500 for hospice in a performance at the 1st Tuesday Fundraiser at the Mex Pub. In addition, a portion of sales from artist Bev Byerley’s show which ended Wednesday at Whyte’s Framing & Gallery will benefit the society. Another fundraiser — Solstice in the Sky Garden — is scheduled for Thursday evening at the Berwick Rooftop Garden & Lounge in Comox. It is sold out. “Diversity is the name of the game,” Odeneal said. “We’re very fortunate to have so many different businesses and individuals who are willing to take the time and energy to support the work that we do here in the community. It’s really amazing the creativity that comes together for us.” reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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SPORTS

Friday, June 15, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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Kia cruises into first-place tie with Brew Crew Courtenay Kia won a pair of games including an 11-3 victory over Banner Landscaping Brewers to move into a first place tie with the Brewers in Tier 1 of Comox Valley Mixed Slo-Pitch last week. Kia also dumped the Sunlife Slammers 18-3. The Brewers rebounded with an 8-5 win over the Beachwood Café Ducks. The Ducks edged the Mariners 11-10 and the Mariners were also surprised by Balls Deep, losing 14-10. The Slammers got by Balls Deep 15-9. Tier 2 The Wild remained the only undefeated team in the league as they dropped the Peanut Gallery 12-7 and

nipped Mission Possible Shockers 17-16. Berard’s Plumbing dropped both games of a doubleheader, losing 12-4 to the Peanuts and 18-5 against Applebee’s Average Joes. Nissan just squeaked by the Wrecks 15-14 to remain in a tie for second spot in the standings. Jack Davies belted two huge home runs as the Angels outscored the Joes 24-18. Peanut Gallery finally got their offence on track as they pounded the Plumbers 27-16. Tier 3 Christy James banged out a triple to help the ViiC Vikings knock off the Elks Zombies 18-8. The Vikings also stopped the Dirty

MIXED SLO-PITCH Birds 15-9 to move back into first place. Oyster River Rats had a good week as they were 20-3 winners against the Wankees and outlasted the Zombies 17-14. Al Jenkins for the Rats led off the game with a homer against the Zombies. The Steamers got by

Applesauced 11-10 and outscored the Zombies 18-14. The Brew Jays were beaten 20-9 by Sauced but rebounded for a 19-6 win over the Wankees. Tier 4 Billy D’s Dodgers won both of their games to stay ahead of the pack. The Dodgers

Hot-diggity dog, it’s tourney time Capering canines are putting the pedal to the metal to race for charity. This always popular event – and much more – is taking place during the 30th annual Comox Valley Women’s Fastball Charity Tournament this weekend (June 15-17) at Lewis Park. First race is Saturday near the beer gardens and if they are not too exhausted from their efforts, the pups have agreed to race again on Sunday. “Come on down and pick your pup – all for a great cause,” said tourney spokesperson Jill Cornwell. This is only one of the fun activities planned for the weekend. Ever wondered how fast you really can throw? Test yourself with the radar gun. Peruse the pile of raffle goods and take your chances with the balloon draw. There is a reunion tonight (June 15) from 6-10 p.m. in the Tsolum Building at Lewis Park and all former players, coaches, officials and fans are invited to attend. A three-inning alumni game is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday on Lewis #1 – Roberta Williams will throw out the first pitch and longtime coach, umpire and fan Harry Lavoie will be one of the umpires. All proceeds from this tournament go to support local women and children. Games get underway tonight at 6 p.m. and continue all weekend through to the final at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. – Comox Valley Women’s Fastball League

14-1. G & G Instigators remained near the top of the standings with a 16-13 win against the Grind and Calm Batters were 13-2 winners over the Pacers. Tier 5 Major Ballers scored a mighty 13-7 upset win over previously unbeaten Malfunctions. The Ballers also doubled up the TULS 10-5. The T-Birds had a

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SPORTS

Friday, June 15, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

Sisters golden in sand This past weekend at the opening tournament for the 2012 Island Beach Volleyball Series, Shimen and Thana Fayad of the Mark Isfeld Ice dug out gold from the sands of Parksville in the Grade 10 category for the high school competition. The day started out sunny but very windy to challenge the 80 teams. Placing second in their pool in the morning, after a team of Nanaimo boys took the lead, the team of Fayad 2 (squared) were called back to the courts for the playoff rounds to begin. The Fayads never lost a game after that, and after seven hours in the hot sun, headed to the final match against no other then the Nanaimo boys team from Dover Bay that had taken the lead in their pool play that very morning. Shimen and Thana, Grades 10 and 8, dominated the first game with some serious digs and pounding hits. Not new to the game of beach and all the sand tricks that go with it, Shimen challenged the two boys at the net with great fakes and sleight of hand. Not to be outdone, Thana served swerving aces and perfect passes that gave the boys reason for a time out as the point spread widened.

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Cougars clean up at awards Earle Couper Record Staff

Winning the North Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League in 2011-12 didn’t translate into trophies for the Comox Valley Glacier Kings at the league’s annual awards night. Not surprisingly, the regular season and playoff champion Victoria Cougars collected the lion’s share of the hardware at the banquet, held June 7 in Victoria. The Capital City Cats won or shared

VIJHL seven of the 13 awards while the Glacier Kings were shut out of the year-end hardware. The full list of 2011-12 winners is as follows: Coach of the year: Mark van Helvoirt – Victoria Cougars. Most Sportsmanlike Player: Trevor Yee – Peninsula Panthers. Unsung Hero Trophy: Kyle Yamasaki – Oceanside Generals. Rookie of the Year: Jack Palmer – Saanich Braves. Regular Season

Leading Scorer: Ty Jones – Saanich Braves and Steven Axford – Victoria Cougars. Playoff Champions: Victoria Cougars. Regular Season Champions: Victoria Cougars. Least Penalized Team: Victoria Cougars. Broadcaster of the Year: Warren Andrews – Campbell River Storm. Regular Season Top Goaltender: Evan Roch – Victoria Cougars. Regular Season Top Defenceman: Jake Bryan – Peninsula

Panthers. Regular Season Top Forward: Brody Coulter – Victoria Cougars. Regular Season Most Valuable Player: Ty Jones – Saanich Braves. The Glacier Kings are looking ahead to the 2012-13 season when they are hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The B.C. Junior B championship will be played April 11-14 at the Sports Centre. The Yetis tryout camp goes Aug. 10-12 and their pre-season conditioning camp is Aug. 27-28.

THE SAND SISTERS, Shimen and Thana Fayad, won gold for the Isfeld Ice at the first event of the 2012 Island Beach Volleyball Series. The second game did not go so favourably, as the points stayed close rally after long rally. Every point was hard earned by both teams, as the day’s heat continued and the digs in the sand saved both teams point for point.

Into the tie breaker, the game could have gone either way, but it was the Fayad sisters that took the gold with dominance and relentless challenges at the net. – Isfeld athletics

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FESTIVAL DAY June 16 • Comox Marina Park ADMISSION FREE Cooking demos with Chef Jonathan Frazier, Atlas Cafe; Chef Nick Keating, Flying Canoe Pub; Chef Wes Erikson, Fisherman; Chef Garrett Schack, Vista 18 Live Music various artists; Interactive Kids Zone with Marine Touch Tank, Face Painting and Crafts Booth; Food Vendors and educational booths. 12:00 pm - Park Opens, Beer Garden & Vendors 12:30 pm- Cooking demos start 1:15 pm - Comox Valley Chowder Challenge 3:15 pm - BC Oyster Shucking Championships 6:00 pm - End

JUNE 16-17 COMOX VALLEY MINOR M HOCKE HO HOCKEY SWAP Saturday June 16 starting at 10am BEER GARDENS Saturday June 16 12-6 & Sunday 12-4 GAMES TIMES Saturday 9am-4:30pm Sunday 9am-3:30pm Semifinals 11:30pm Finals 2:00pm SCOTIABANK MINI SHOOTING CLINIC (FREE) 10am (4-6yrs) 11:30 (8-6yrs) 12:45 (8-11yrs) COMOX BIA FREE KIDS’ ZONE Saturday June 16 10 am - 4 pm Sunday June 17 10 am - 2 pm Located in front of the Town Circle. Bounce Castle, Face Painting, Magician Greg Ladret Bubble blowing, Hula Hoops, Bean Bag Toss and Sidewalk Chalk!

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, June 15, 2012

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Levins,Westbrook join Vanier sports Wall of Fame the crowd was very impressed,” Street said. “Then, during dinner, we showed a former student, Cam Levins, running the 10,000 metre final at the NCAA Div. 1 track and field championships on a big screen. When he got down to the last two laps we stopped everything and cheered him on. “He was in the front four or five most of the race, and sprinted to take the lead with 150 metres left, winning the race by 50 metres. The crowd was 10 feet off the floor and many in tears witnessing history in the making. We don’t think many Comox Valley athletes are NCAA Div. 1 champions ... “Fate has it that we inducted Cam a few

Vanier Towhees Major Award Winners Most Improved Athletes: Junior Boys - Trevor Caton. Junior Girls - Maddie Naswell. Senior Boys - Mark McGinnis. Senior Girls - Amanda Albright Outstanding Leadership in Athletics: Senior Boys - Jake Fernandes. Senior Girls - Allison Smith. Most Inspirational Athletes: Junior Boys - Joss Biggins. Junior Girls - Tracy Tran. Senior Boys - Dillon Robson. Senior Girls - Molly Florian. Athletes of the Year: Junior Boys - Foster Dewitt, Alex Kussauer. Junior Girls - Jamie Neill. Senior Boys - Connor Willis, Dillon Robson. Senior Girls - Chelsea Tancon. Grade 8 Boys - Ben

Jungwirth. Grade 8 Girls - Hope Neidhardt. Grade 9 Boys - Braydon Brouwer. Grade 9 Girls Georgian Bellamy, Madi Gold. Joan Longtin Award (Grade 11 Girl) Kendra Lee. Howie Ellis Award (Grade 11 Boy) Scott Stevens. Norm Hill Award (hard rock efforts) Senior Boys - Brandon Hudson. Senior Girls - Molly Florian. All Around Athlete Awards: Junior Boys - Foster Dewitt. Junior Girls - Carly Gunter. Senior Boys - Connor Willis. Senior Girls - Stepahnie MacKinnon. Grade 8 Boys - Wyatt Strachan. Grade 8 Girls - Dawson German. Grade 9 Boys - Jerram Gawley.

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G.P. Vanier’s 2012 Athletic Awards Night may have been the best ever. The affair took place June 6 in the Vanier gym with just over 300 persons attending. “The event, catered by always efficient Plates Restaurant, had a special flavour for numerous reasons,” said Vanier athletic director Larry Street. “First and foremost, many athletes were honoured and coaches were recognized – especially the community coaches who help our school provide teams to the student body. “The national anthem sung by Caitlyn Card began our festivities before dinner, and what a way to start. She sang beautifully and strongly and

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Pin Day It was a wet one, but members of the Crown Isle Ladies golf club turned out on June 12 for a combination of Pin Day and the Dor-

PAR FOR THE COURSE othy Olive Franklin Tournament. Pin Day is an individual game of total net score for 18 holes with all putts holed out; in a season, six such games are played with RCGA, BCGA and Zone awards. The Dorothy Olive Franklin Tournament is individual stroke play, with the best net score submitted to Zone 6. The entry fee for this challenge goes to support junior golf. The low net winner was Donna Wilson with a score of 64. Second was a tie at 68 for Helen Dahl and Lesley McFarlane. In the Low Putts category, Donna was first with 28 while Maggie Maclean was second with 29. Maggie was first low gross for her 81 and Jenny Steel was second at 83. KPs went to Sandy Dudley on #16 and Liz Ellis on #7. Birdies were as follows: Mavis Baines (#12), Maggie Maclean (#9), May Mitchell (#11 and #17) and Jenny Steel (#5). Pars (25+ hcp) were

scored by Judy Aldcroft (#1), Liz Ellis (#1 and 10), Margaret Forgeron (#18) and Donna Wilson (#15). The Captain’s Cup was held June 2. It was a team game with each team having three players: A (low hcp), B (mid hcp) and C (high hcp), determined by a blind draw. The format was a scramble, and the scores were very close. Two teams tied at 72 and two at 74, and the winners had to be determined by a chip-off. The winning teams were: 1st – Katy Macaulay, Carol Ann Roulston and Pat Johnson; 2nd – Valerie Dingwall, Mavis Baines and Jan Macfarlane; and 3rd – Eveline Shaw, Sheila Vangisbergen and Joanne Meyer.

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from club members. His phone number is 250-338-0091. I repeat – thank you to all involved. For those waiting to go prawning, the commercial season closes today (Friday, June 15) at 5 p.m.

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RALPH SHAW tenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association (CDFGA) will wind up today after five adventurous days of trout fishing in the club pond. Participants are residents of senior care facilities plus other handicapped folks and they are frequently helped on a one-to-one basis. Members of the CDFGA spent the last five days in volunteering their support at the club pond. Can you imagine the pleasure of being able to catch a nice trout, then later have it barbecued for your lunch before you return to the security of your care facility? To Ron Watanabe and his committee of volunteers it is a classic case of service above self – from the Valley we thank you.

Family Fishing Weekend (Father’s Day weekend) is celebrated throughout the province on June 15, 16 and 17. It means you can fish trout in local waters without a license. It also means you can gather clams, oysters and other shellfish without a saltwater license. All that is required is that you be a resident of Canada and that you follow the normal regulations that apply to recreational fishing. If you choose to go salmon fishing and want to retain one, you must purchase a conservation stamp – but the license is free for

this weekend. To celebrate Family Fishing Weekend the CDFGA sponsors a special Family Fishing Weekend at the club pond on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pond is wellstocked with catchable trout supplied by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of British Columbia. Thrifty Foods generously supplies free treats, and local businesses have supplied a limited number of loaner rods. There will be free bait and hooks where needed. Words to the wise – dig some

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Benjamin Woods 1928 - 2012 Ben was born Aug. 12, 1928 in Cumberland and died June 9, 2012 in Comox. He was predeceased by his son Barry, parents William and Amelia, brother Herbert and sister Gladys. Ben will be lovingly remembered by his wife of over 60 years; Norma, son; Rodney and his wife Suzy, granddaughters; Tamara and Jorja, grandson; Todd and his wife Amy and great-grandchildren; Adah and Jack, brother; Bill(Rita) brother-in-law Bill Huddleston (Pat) and their families. After retiring from the gravel truck business, Ben enjoyed many hunting trips to the Interior, as well as fishing and camping at China Creek. Many thanks to all those who made it a memorable experience for him. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of his life and Ben loved spending time with them. He will be missed by all who knew him. In the end we know his son Barry was there waiting in the boat for him and together â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are forever in the windâ&#x20AC;?. Some words and a lesson from Ben, â&#x20AC;&#x153; If I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help them, I would never hurt themâ&#x20AC;?.

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Junior Camp - ages 4 & 5 : $150/week Adventure Camp - ages 6-11 : $135/week

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CELEBRATIONS

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new arrivals

2012

A baby boy was created by the hand of God above to give the world the sweetest touch of tenderness and love.

Congratulations to Jason n & Cherie, proud parents of

Aiden Hollins Pilot Born on June 3rd, rd, 2012 at 9:50 P.M. St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital spital in Comox, B.C. Special thanks to doctors, nurses and staff

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LEGALS

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On March 30, 2012, at the 1900 block of Robb Avenue, Comox, B.C., Peace OfďŹ cer(s) of the Comox RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: 1997 Ford Mustang, BCLP: 688 SJN, VIN: 1FALP4044VF200263, on or about 16:00 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act section 5(2) (Possession for the Purpose of TrafďŹ cking). Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO ďŹ le Number: 2012-1060, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by

the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is ďŹ led with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be ďŹ led by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ďŹ led within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ďŹ rst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture OfďŹ ce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C., V8W 9J1.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES SALTWATER SCHOOL in Courtenay is hiring for two different positions: kindergarten assistant and preschool teacher. Both are part-time positions and require ECE qualiďŹ cations, Waldorf experience an asset. Please email resume to: info@saltwaterschool.com or call 250-871-7777.

PERSONALS

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Helen Rose Grant, deceased, formerly of Glacier View Lodge, 2450 Back Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 9G8 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executrix c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 13th day of July, 2012 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice. Laurel Lee Hendry Executrix c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: Combination/Cable Lock for bicycle on Guthrie Rd. between Aspen and Anderton. Master brand. 250-941-6661.

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TRAVEL GETAWAYS

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVERS WANTED: TerriďŹ c career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & beneďŹ ts pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE KURT LEROY TRUCKING LTD, CAMPBELL RIVER, BC Logging Truck Drivers needed full time and part time for Campbell River, North Island and Port Alberni. BeneďŹ ts included. Must have 3 years minimum experience in the logging industry. Sub-Contract Log Haul Trucks needed, full time for Campbell River, North Island and Port Alberni.Must be Safe CertiďŹ ed, WCB. Licenced Mechanic, must have Log Truck experience, CVI ticket an asset. Full Time, beneďŹ ts included. Please fax your resume and drivers abstract to 250-287-9914 or email to yorel@telus.net

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS GAIN THE skills, Get the Job! Your exciting career in Health, Trades, Web or Business awaits. LEARN more, EARN More! Call 1-877-315-5241. www.discoverycommunity college.com

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

HELP WANTED

WEEKEND COURSE

CLEANER NEEDED for 2 mornings a week. Mon. & Thurs. 6:30am - 9:30am. For more info call 250-334-3117

Firearms Training & C.O.R.E. Non-Restricted & Restricted. COURSE STARTS: Fri. June 22, 6-10pm Sat. June 23, 8am-noon C.O.R.E. continues June 25, 26, 27 Mon, Tues, Wed. 6pm-10pm at Grantham Hall opposite Tsolum School.

ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN position, Port Hardy. Residential, commercial, industrial installations & maintenance. Require valid driver’s licence, electrician trade certificate & BCTQ. Send resume: fax 250-949-9230 or email kkelec@cablerocket.com.

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

HELP WANTED

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Attention Students SUMMER HELP flex. sched., $17 base-appt. cust. sales/service, cond. apply, will train. 250-871-7511. work4students.ca/mv

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Air Brake Course

EXP. HARDI-SIDER needed. Vehicle a must. Pref will be given to those with framing exp. Call 250-218-0925

FULL-TIME/PERMANENT Mobile Patrol Driver required for our Courtenay Operations. We’re looking for an honest, reliable, passionate and hard working individual to join our team. Security experience preferred but will train right person. This position requires: - A valid BC Class 5 drivers license with a clean abstract - A valid BC Security Workers license - An open availability including evenings and weekends - Related experience in security, customer service, or driving industry considered a strong asset -Excellent written and oral communication skills. Please send resume to: hr@footprintssecurity.com

SALES CLERK wanted. Bring resume attn: Tammy or Barry to the Beer & Wine Store @ Whistle Stop between 9-11am.

NOW HIRING. Quadra Cadet camp is looking for head chef and first cooks, Red Seal a must. Baker, stores person, kitchen and general help. Apply in person with resume, after June 15, Goose Spit.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Pharmacy Technician!

Available ONLINE, or at our Kamloops campus

The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required

HELP WANTED

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• Class 1 & 3

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

GAIN THE SKILLS. GET THE JOB.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Gain the SKILLS. Get the Job.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Well established Ladysmith floral shop is looking for an EXPERIENCED FLORIST with retail experience. Good customer service skills essential. Must be available weekends and on call. Drop off resume to: Bloooms at the 49th, 1020B First Ave., Ladysmith or email flowers@the49th.com No phone calls please.

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1st Class Driving School

a camp host, starting June 22. Must have your own RV, parital hook up site in exchange for light duties. Contact Manager 250-334-3773 or email Puntledge_rv_campground @shaw.ca

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Experienced Boom man • Grapple Yarder Operator • Hooktender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Chasers • A-frame Operator Full time with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

• ICBC Licensed

HELP WANTED Puntledge RV Campground is seeking

We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly

June 23 & 24

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HELP WANTED

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

EXPERIENCED SHEET Metal HVAC installer required. Residential & commercial exp. preferred. Reply C/O Drawer #4503 Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave, Comox BC.

HELP WANTED

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CALL NOW TO REGISTER SPACE IS LIMITED!

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TUESDAY  SATURDAY

... or apply online!

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HELP WANTED

TRADES, TECHNICAL

NEWSPAPER

KIEWIT is hiring! Kiewit will be starting a project in the upcoming months in the Port Hardy area and are looking for the following: Mechanics Surveyors Carpenters Superintendents Civil Lab Technicians Administrative Assistant The administrative assistant will be responsible for various ofďŹ ce duties from travel arrangements, reception, ďŹ ling, ordering ofďŹ ce supplies,etc. Send your resume to kokish@kiewit.com or fax it to 780-4473202.

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed COMOX RTE #555 Cooke, Fairboirne, Goldstone, Rodello, Wallace RTE#630 Salish, Somenos, Maquinna, Noel, Cowichan Crt.

RTE 244 Choquette & 20th St.

ART/MUSIC/DANCING

CUMBERLAND

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NO COLLECTIONS GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE AND MAKE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME

Comox Valley Record Hours: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY SALES ASSOCIATE, Hitec Printing-Brazen Sportswear is seeking an organized, detailorientated P/T customer service associate. Excellent English, writing, math, computer and people skills required. An interest in art and design is helpful. Training provided. Full job description available by email: marg@hitecprint.com SEMI-RETIRED FARMER, to live on hog and beef farm. Livestock experience necessary. Newly renovated house and garden provided in exchange for caretaking, odd jobs and maintenance. allen@tannadicefarms.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

RUBBISH REMOVAL

FURNITURE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

DOWNSIZING. For sale various Items of furniture. Eg, dining table, chairs, wall unit with built-in TV and PVR, drop-down desk and two cupboards. 250-339-9260 or 250-339-3292.

MAYTAG â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BRAVOSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pair. Washer & Dryer 5 mos. old $875 the pair. Sears couch, beige tomes, very clean $300. Call 250-941-1737.

~ ~ ALL AWAY ~~ RUBBISH / JUNK REMOVAL Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668

Beginning to advanced acoustic and electric guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo and theory. Weekly, bi-weekly and drop in. Weekday, evenings and weekends. Call 250-897-4662 or register at alanjossul.ca

HOLISTIC HEALTH HOLISTIC WEIGHT Loss. Dr Simionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Protocal. Free information and consultation. Please call 250-339-9960 www.comoxvalleyhcg.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328 Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited.

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 WANTED: First mortgage subdivision loan off $220,000 security 20 acres zoned CR-4, appraised $900,000. Reply to PO Box #1413, Comox PSA, V9M 7Z9

HOME STAY FAMILIES HOMESTAY FAMILIES NEEDED for Japanese boys for July 24 to Aug 10. Stipend paid. Louise 250-334-1501.

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PETS BORDER COLLIE puppies tricoloured. Available to view now, will be avail. for release after July 2. 250-338-5525 GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, Sire regâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pure bred, Dam non regâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Family raised, traditional black & tan markings, $450 (ea). Call 250-331-1916.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY 250-650-1333 SKILLED carpenter. Licensed & certiďŹ ed. Free estimates, Call Doug www.suncrestholdings.ca

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New construction Renovations Wood or Laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring Licensed and new home warranty 23 years in the Valley

Call John

(250)334-8128

JRS ELECTRIC: Licnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, bnded & insrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, C.R. 250-914-3532 or C.V. 250-650-5773 (cont:98365)

Auction House Vancouver Island 239 Puntledge Rd. 250-871-7355

Lots of furniture, including dining sets, antiques, couches and chairs. Vintage Tonka toys, tons of jewelry and collectibles! www.AuctionHouseVi.com

HANDYPERSONS WAYNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDYMAN & Reno. Service. 20+yrs exp. in carpentry, decking, fencing, framing, ďŹ nishing, drywalling, mudding, painting. Small jobs ok. 250-339-0879

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

BUILDING SUPPLIES INTERIOR DOOR - 30inch wide, Six panel right swing door with frame & lock, $60. Used cedar fencing ďŹ ve feet 11 - 1x4, 22 - 1x8, $75. 250338-9681

UNDER $100

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

SINGER SEWING machine with wood cabinet $75. OBO 250-339-0878

LANDSCAPING

UNDER $499

SCREENED DARK top soil 250-218-4078. $14 per yard plus trucking. Great value.

POWER TREADMILL 1yr old $200 Firm. 2-heavy duty side rails for Ford Ranger $200 ďŹ rm. Adult walker w/wheels $35. 250-339-5708

NOW HIRING

GOLDSMITH Custom Designed & Handcrafted Jewellery. Full repair service. Ring sizing while you wait. Engraving Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fashions SIMPLY TIMELESS. 379 4th Street, Courtenay. 250-871-0606

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

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Make it a day at the Filberg Lodge and Park. Browse our charming Gift Shop, have a guided tour of The Filberg Home, Relax and have lunch at the Tea House.

Treasures, Treasures, Treasures! China, Silver, Crystal at our tiny little shop at the Filberg Lodge in Comox. Visit us soon . Opening May 11. Fri., Sat. & Sun. 11A.M, through the summer.

AUCTION TONIGHT! 6:30 PM.

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

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

ft shop +2 bdrm paint & Walmart,

FOR SALE BY OWNER

VIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 2 FENDER Telecasters (USA), one a 1962 (re-issue) and the other a (2010) both in great shape and with cases, $1200 (each). Call (250)337-1740.

TOOLS 250 BOBCAT WELDER Generator (Brand New) with leads. Black box aluminum attachment. Please call 250-338-8816

Courtenay 4-BDRM house w/ city & Mt. views. 45 yr. metal roof, 4 appls. sprinkler system, fruit trees, raised gardens, heatilator ďŹ replace, workshop. Avail. Immed. some terms. $359,000. (250)338-7545.

WHERE BUYERS AND SELLERS MEET

Diningroom Suite. Oak. Queen Ann style table, 6 chairs. China cabinet sideboard. $2000 OBO. 250-2874252

SUSTAINABLE BY Design. All trade renovations. 20 years valley experience. Call Stephen 250-339-9960 www.sustainablebydesign.ca

ELECTRICAL

5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;3â&#x20AC;?x4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;9â&#x20AC;?, $1,750. Call (250)338-1422

TWO BRAND new Gazebos 14 x15 still in box 200/each. Call 250-339-2549

WORK/LIVE 1000sq 8x10 overhead door apt, 4 appls, fresh ďŹ&#x201A;ooring. Close to $1600. 250-897-5052

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

AUCTIONS

Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:

Detailed job postings can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-peopleemployment/careers WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive beneďŹ t package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualiďŹ cations that we are looking for, please reply in conďŹ dence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

CONTRACTORS

MISC SERVICES

Woods Foreman Millwrights Planer Mechanic Maintenance Supervisor Hooktender Boom Man Fallers Millwright/Planerman Technician

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BABY GRAND PIANO

PETS

MICHAELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDYMAN & Maintenance Services. Senior discounts. (250)339-1958.

PERSONAL SERVICES

ADULTS & SENIORS WELCOME

PERSONAL SERVICES

WORK WANTED

COURTENAY

RTE #730 Maryport, Penrith, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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FRIENDLY FRANK PRESTO PRESSURE Cooker/Canner, $40. Electric meat slicer, $40. (250)336-2750.

FUEL/FIREWOOD *250-336-8731* 90% Clean Fir ďŹ rewood. Full cords cut/split & delivered or save yourself some money by ordering rounds only. Discounts on 2 or more cords of cut and split ordered. Book yours today! #250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. Some Alder avail. FIREWOOD PERMITS on T.W. Land. Phone 250-6504060. PaciďŹ c Energy wood insert. Professionally refurbished, high efďŹ ciency. $1000. 250287-4252 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

1886 - 1890 Mallard Drive, Courtenay, Sat. 16 & Sun. 17, 8:30 to 3:00 Household, Outdoor, Tools, Fishing, Pictures, OfďŹ ce, Collectibles.

COURTENAY: 1810 Lake Trail Rd., Sat., 8-2pm. Early birds help set up. Indoors: BIG FUNDRAISING SALE; (Breakers Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hockey), garage sale/plants/baking/hot dog You name it sale!!! Buy stuff Sat. am or too much stuff? You can donate Fri. pm. :) Anything leftover at 2 goes to charity. Rain or shine!

COURTENAY- 525 Back Rd, Sat, June 16, 9am-11:30am. Almost new crib & mattress, play pens, etc.

CAMPBELL RIVER- 2362 Hoover Rd (Oyster River), Sat, June 16, 9am-2pm. No Early Birds! Tool boxes, tools, miscellaneous household. Hot Dog & Bake Sale! COMOX, 1448 Jackson Dr., Sat, June 16, 9am-12pm. Downsizing Sale. Household items, light ďŹ xtures, kids bikes and much, much more.

COURTENAY - 182A Arden Rd. Sat. 8-12. Exercise equip., large ladies clothes, silver jewelry, books, CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, new hats. Most items $1.00.

COMOX, 157 Pritchard Rd., Sat (8am-?) & Sun (9am-?), June 16 & 17. MONSTROUS GARAGE SALE. Almost everything including the kitchen sink. Massive purge, come join us!

COURTENAY: 186 Mitchell Plc., Sat., June 16th, 10-1pm. 2 concrete lion statues, household misc, kids stuff, cool nickknacks, etc... Rain or shine!

COMOX: #16-2030 Robb Ave., Sat., 9-3pm. Estate sale; too much to list, rain or shine! COMOX- 1924 Marten Ave, Sat, June 16, 9am-2pm. Downsizing Sale! Shelve units, misc household & garden items. Rain or Shine! Comox - 1930 Robb Sat., 9 - 12. Estate Sale.

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COURTENAY: 2333 Walbran Plc., Sat., June 16th, 9-2pm. Furniture, kids items, household and more. Rain or shine! COURTENAY - 3326 Lake Trail Rd. Sat. 8-4. Multi Family Garage Sale at ROSIES HAIRSTYLING. Clean clothing on hangers petite to plus size, household. Rain or shine. No early birds, please.

Comox - 2336 Bolt Ave. Sat 9-1. Harmony Rebekah Lodge. All proceeds go to charity.

COURTENAY - 424 Woods Ave. Sat., 9-1. Estate, multifamily, tools, golf, vintage furniture, trunks, life jacket, horse acc., chainsaw. Rain or shine!

COMOX - 599 Anderton Rd. Sat 8-1. Camping, hunting gear, metal detector, garden shredder, lg. garden plants, books, tools.

Courtenay- 4735 Maplerridge Dr (off Muir) Sat 8-1. N.E.B. Downsizing, pressure washer, garden tools, secretary chair.

COMOX- 680 Murrelet Drive (Arbour Village 40 Units Strata Multi Family Garage Sale), Sat, June 16, 9am-1pm. COMOX. MOVING SALE. Sunday & Monday, June 17 & 18, 9am-noon. Lawn & pleasure equipment, tools. 1856 Queens Avenue.

COURTENAY - 4863 Dundas Rd behind C.V. Dodge 7-11am rain or shine. Early birds welcome. Sporting goods, lawnmower, snowblower, furniture, collectables.

GARAGE SALES

COURTENAY - 799 Stewart Ave. Sat. June 16, 9-2. Appliances, tools, furniture. Lots of misc. Courtenay Flea Market EVERY SUNDAY Puntledge Road past bottle depot No booking required. Space $15 Vendors set up 7am-2pm Call Greg 250-334-1540 COURTENAY. SAT. June 16, 8am-1pm. Many household items. 1901 St. Andrews Place CUMBERLAND 2870 Ulverston Ave. Sat 8-12. Tvâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, household, lots of kids toys & books, clothes & much more. GARDENLORE MASTER Gardeners presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lilies & Shade Loversâ&#x20AC;? 2nd Annual Specialty Plant Sale! Saturday. There will be something to impress everyone! 55 Rod and Gun Rd, Courtenay, this Saturday June 16 from 9am 1pm. Proceeds to Kitty Cat PAL Society. OLD HOUSE is selling all contents from Kitchen Appliances to Glassware. OPEN 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday, June 16th at Riverside Lane in Courtenay, BC ROYSTON - Ross and Marine Drive. 8am Sat., June 16, canceled if raining w/b on June 23rd. Multi-neighbour Sale.

GARAGE SALES

COMOX- SAT June 16, 8am-? Corner of Bolt, Aitken & Cardinal Place. Misc items, plants, tree house slide, 17.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; South Park Trailer. Courtenay - #103 - 202 31st. Sat, 7am - ? Harbour View Strata Garage Sale. Household, goods, collectables, garden furniture. COURTENAY, 105-1509 Cliffe Ave. (behind Safeway-Inside Sale), Sat, June 16, 8am12pm. Multi Family Sale. COURTENAY - 1075-19th St., Sat June 16th 8:30-1pm. Florence Chapter Members are holding a joint garage sale.

Every Sunday 10am - 2pm

Simms Millennium Park, Courtenay Contact Leah 250-703-3296 or keystonemarketcv@gmail.com

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

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.

Contact: Ryan Liebert 250-703-3672

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2-BDRM TOWNHOUSE- 3030 Kilpatrick. 6 appls, gas ďŹ replace, close to all amenities. Avail July 1. $1000./mo. Refs. (250)338-6820.

303C 698 Aspen 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. $850/ mth Avail. Immed.

APARTMENT/CONDO

1130B 2nd Ave 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls., $775/mth Avail. June 1st

460 Harrogate Road. 4 bdrms, + 1 bdrm bsmt suite. 2 baths, new windows, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d kitch. & bath w/ custom tile work, lg. corner lot w/ fenced bk yard. $265,000, 250-2040881 or 250-204-1212

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

Campbell River: 601 Rebecca Place. Capecod, cul-de-sac, 3 bedrooms, family room & den. Hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, new carpet, ďŹ replace, 2.5 baths, natural gas, fenced yard & shed. $299,500. Call 250-203-3792.

HOMES WANTED CONDO WANTED: Looking to buy 3rd ďŹ&#x201A;oor at 1686 Balmoral Ave. (Comox) or Stevenson Place (Comox). 250-331-4203

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell? Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS MOBILE HOME - Remodeled 14ft x 68ft for sale. Must be moved. $43,000. New siding, windows, ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, electrical, cabinets etc. 250-337-8021.

OPEN HOUSE LOCATED AT Saratoga Beach, 2665 sq. ft. 4 bedroom two story home located on a level, landscaped lot close to shopping, beach, marina and golďŹ ng. Open concept with vaulted ceilings in the great room. New maple kitchen with granite sink and 9 ft. pantry. Main ďŹ&#x201A;oor laundry, media room/family room downstairs with space for storage and workshop. Built in vac & sprinkler systems. This is an excellent family home or retirement home. A true Vancouver Island gem. Open house June 16 & 17 th. 1-3 pm. To view 250-337-1817 or 250-8978610

APARTMENT/CONDO COMOX 1 & 2 BDRM Apartments, next to St. Josephs. Basic cable & hot water included. Two rental references. Sorry no pets! 250-339-0131. COURTENAY, 1 bdrm condo, hrdwd ďŹ&#x201A;rs, newly painted, close to all amens, avail now, N/S, N/P, $750. 250-338-4710 COURTENAY. 1-BDRM & den top ďŹ&#x201A;oor, in small quiet bldg, near dwntwn, updated kitch & bath. 1321 Lewis Ave. NS/NP. $700. Call (250)218-2796.

TRUMPETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units incl. 1bdrm & den, 1 1/2 bath 2bdrm, 2 bath units, 6 appls, custom ďŹ nishing, 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, 3 appls., coin laundry, balcony, N/S, cat ok. Avail. June 1, $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 BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 4 appls, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. June 1 $750/mth SOUTHVIEW MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water incl, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $600/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 ASPEN COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg.,N/S No pets. Avail July 1 $800/mth. CRYSTAL SHORES 2 bdrm & den patio home, 2 bath, 5 appls., elect. F/P, garage, 55 yrs +, N/S, No pets. Avail. July 1- $1,400/mth WALK TO DOWNTOWN CTNY newer 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls., elect. F/P, balcony, pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. July 1 - $900/mth DOWNTOWN ABOVE COMMERCIAL 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls., gourmet kitchen, concrete ďŹ&#x201A;rs, N/S, No pets. Avail. July 15 $1,200/mth ARGO COURT 1 bdrm, 1 bath apt, F & S, coin laundry, hot water & basic cable incl., N/S, cat neg. w/ref. Avail. July 1 - $625/mth Call Res. Mgr. 334-8602 MANOR PARK 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, F/P, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Aug. 1 - $950/mth BASEMENT SUITE in East Ctny, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, hydro incl., N/S. No pets. Avail. July 1 - $775/mth OCEAN VIEW! from this 2 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath townhouse near the airpark, 5 appls, 2 balconies, garage, N/S, small pet neg. Avail. July 1 $1,100/mth STEPS TO CTNY AIRPARK 2 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, 3 level townhouse, 4 appls, family rm, garage, 2 balconies, N/S, indoor cat ok. Avail. Immed - $1,200/mth

COURTENAY, 2-BDRM Apt., 1 bath, NS/NP. $700 mo. Avail June 15. 250-898-8285.

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

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Mountain Spirit Garden Estates Open House June 16th and 17th. Join owner Catherine Egan and sustainable building design expert John Gower, of Gower Design Group on Saturday, June 16 from 1:30 to 4:00. Walk the trails, view Gowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design concepts, and learn about this â&#x20AC;&#x153;living forest communityâ&#x20AC;?. Sunday, June 17 between 2:00 and 4:00 FMI on the Âżve acre lots on Forbidden Plateau, visit www.MountainSpiritGardenEstates.com or call 250-897-0654.

PORT HARDY - 7077 Highland Dr. $695 /month includes cable. Beautiful 2 bedroom condo, fully renovated. New laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oor in LR, DR, and Kit. Newer carpet in BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

13 - 199 31st Street 2 bed plus den, 2 bath, 6 appls., N/P, N/S, $1300/mth Avail. June 1st 322-130 Centennial 2 bed, 1 bath, 5 appls., N/S, N/P, $850/mth. Avail. July 1st

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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

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd, Courtenay

200 Back Road, Courtenay 1 and 2 Bedroom suites available. One of the best values in Courtenay. Unique ďŹ&#x201A;oor plans. California kitchens. These bright, modern suites are available in quiet, secure building.

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

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

250-338-2472

APARTMENTS / CONDOS

FIVE OAKS VILLA

Main level features 2 bdrms, 5 appls, and assigned parking, in secured entry; located near College, shopping and amenities. N/S & N/P; avail July 1; $775/month

WILLOWWOOD

Patio home; 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 4 appls and patio area. Ideally located near schools, parks & shopping; avail July.1; N/S; pets not permitted; $750/month

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

PINES APARTMENTS 1055-10th Street, Courtenay Avail. 1 and 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 TOWNHOUSES

TORRY PINES

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

CHERRYWOOD MANOR

2 bdrm units in secured entrance building w/ master bdrms w/ walk in closets; 2 appl w/on-site coin op laundry & large patio areas; rents from $700 & inc. FREE HEAT & HOT WATER; for immediate & June 1 possession.

POPLAR PLACE

1560-13th Street, Courtenay ATTRACTIVE 2 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated - enjoy new appliances, ďŹ&#x201A;ooring and bathroom ďŹ ttings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

Call 250-334-9717

Bright 2 bdrm condo ideally located near College, Aquatic Centre & shopping; features 5 appl, open layout & separate laundry room; for immediate possession; $775/month

2 BDRM DOWNTOWN CONDO

Beautiful 2 bdrm, ground level condo, 5 appl, laundry/storage room & various upgrades; walking distance to all amenities; N/P; N/S; avail July 1; $725/month

HOMES

CUMBERLAND HOME

Two storey home in downtown Cumberland with unique layout, with many ways to furnish, & option of having up to 4 bedrooms; features 5 appliances, large deck, alley access, & parking in yard; N/S; N/P; $1100/month; avail July 1

ROYSTON WATERFRONT HOME

Waterfront home with post & beam construction & wide open living spaces incl. 3 bdrms, 3 baths, a deck for entertaining, 2 car garage, & more! Take advantage of spectacular sunrises, mountain & ocean views, swimming, or a jaunt to Tree Island. $1700/month; Avail July 1

WESTERN RD. RANCHER

2 bdrm + den/office/studio, 2 bath rancher on 1/2 acre features 4 appl., deck fit for entertaining, raised enclosed garden beds, crown moldings, french doors, bamboo flooring & more; near schools and amenities; N/S; avail July 1; $1275/month

KENDAL AVE HOME

Beautiful Coal Valley Estates home features 9 foot ceilings on main floor, slate entry way, attractive cabinetry & finishings, mountain view & natural gas f/p; 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appl, bonus room downstairs & large garage; avail July 1; $1300/month

SUITES

KENDAL AVE. SUITE 2693B

Beautiful suite in new Cumberland subdivision features 1 bdrm 1 bath, 4 appl & beautiful kitchen cabinetry & other amazing finishings; ideal for single person or couple; $650/ month; avail July 1

TOWNHOMES

COMOX TOWNHOME

Beautiful 2-level townhome in small, picturesque, adult oriented complex located near tennis courts & walking distance to downtown Comox core; large master suite & second bdrm, 2 baths, 6 appl, gas f/p, & garage; enjoy all day sun on semi-private patio area; avail July 1; small pet may be considered w/deposit; $1300/month

NOW OFFERING STRATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES

2 BEDROOM SUITE 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.

CONDOS

VANRIDGE MANOR

ST. BRELADES

123 Back Road, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

Features 5 appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, blinds, gas ďŹ replaces - 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.

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

Call 250-703-2570

Call 338-7449

PACIFIC COURT

RYAN COURT

1520/1540 Piercy Ave., Courtenay

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

2 bedroom available July 1st and 15th in clean, quiet building with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

Close to North Island College includes washer and dryer in suite. Clean and modern 1 Bedroom. Cat okay. Lease required.

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

Call 250-338-7449

To View, Call 250-334-4483

BEECHER MANOR

RUTHERFORD MANOR

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 1 bedroom condo 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.

2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d.

Call 250-334-9717 to view.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667


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485 SQ. ft., retail or ofďŹ ce, 5th & Cliffe, Courtenay, $700 mo total rent + HST 250-335-0351

JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 mark@eaglehomes.ca

2001 FORD-F250. 7.3 Diesel, Superduty, 6 speed transmission super cab, long box, gauges, captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chairs, stainless running boards, 5th wheel hitch. Always garaged. 225,000km. Excel. cond. 1 owner. (250)923-7812

1987 TOYOTA Motor Home 4 cylinders, 160,000 km, auto drive. Excellent condition. $5,850 250-338-2893.

737 SQ.FT., or 1474 sq.ft., or larger if needed, good exposure, parking and access at Cliffe and 20th, Courtenay, a competitive $9.75/sq ft plus triple net & HST 250-335-0351 APPROX 1100 sq ft building, Tin Town, Courtenay. $950 + tax. July 1. (250)338-1562. COMMERCIAL OFFICE Space 1491 McPhee Ave, 2300sqft, $1950. Consists of main, ofďŹ ces, gym, boardroom, kitchen. Part of an 8 unit building. TrafďŹ c generated by the Kung Fu Academy & Pets In The City & is ready for occupancy. 250-702-1096 SHOP/WAREHOUSE space. Cousins Rd. 1200 sqft. 3 phase power. High ceilings. OfďŹ ce Area. I-2 Zoning. Available June 250-703-1644, 250-338-7476 evs.

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HOMES FOR RENT Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 5404 N I HWY 3 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 4 appls., $950/mth Avail. July 1

3BDRM 2BATH main ďŹ&#x201A;oor of level entry home, quiet area, quiet mature tenant only. N/S N/P, low maint yrd, near all amenities, avail June 16th. $1000/mth Ref. 250-334-8678

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

GLENSHIRE 1800 Comox Ave. ONE BEDROOM bright and spacious suite. Excellent location in the heart of Comox. Well maintained and well managed mature adult building. Security entry and elevator. Recently renovated. Very attractive. Also One Bedroom & Den. Call Greg @ 250-3391222.

GREENBRIER 750 Eight Street TWO BEDROOM bright, spacious suite in a modern building just three blocks from downtown. Large kitchen with full sized appliances. In suite storage and laundry. Ensuite. Well maintained, quiet mature adult building. Security entry. Also One Bedroom. Call David @ 250-338-0267 or John @ 250-703-

2264. TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. Independent Living for Seniors â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Affordable Alternativeâ&#x20AC;? 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 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. Also One Bedroom. Call John @ 250-7032264.

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM with unique cross ventilation floor plan. Nicely renovated. Very bright and spacious â&#x20AC;&#x201D; southern exposure overlooking private garden. Located just two blocks from 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.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; GRADYWHITE Weekender. Radar radio sounder. New top. Caravan trailer with a knuckle tongue. Will take a smaller boat(18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;) in trade. $25,000. 250-203-4444.

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. - $1,200/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 FARQUHARSON FARM AREA 4 bdrm & den home, 2 1/2 bath, 6 appls, fam. rm., gas F/P, double garage, large deck, glacier views, N/S, No pets. Avail. July 1 $1,400/mth PUNTLEDGE PARK like new 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, no pets. Avail. July 1 $1,200/mth. COZY RURAL HOME 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, woodstove, N/S, pets neg. w/ref. Available. July 1 $1,000/mth SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME 4 bdrm & den, 3 bath, 6 appls, fam rm, gas F/P, double garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Aug. 1 - $1,300/mth BECKTON ESTATES 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. July 15 - $1,100/mth Royston Home 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage & carport, ocean glimpses, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. 1 - $1,100/mth CUMBERLAND QUIET neighbourhood. 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba., bonus room, fenced yrd & fully landscaped. 6 appls. n/s only. Avail. July 1. 1200. 250-3385254 or 250-897-0812

OFFICE/RETAIL BRAIDWOOD CENTRE, 204 Island Hwy., Strata #3, 1059 sq ft, avail Sept 1/12. Call Darrell 250-897-2524 (days) or 250-339-6832 (eves).

RECREATION DUNCAN, OVER night RV camping & tenting. On site meals. 250-709-7917

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

2003 HONDA ACCORD EX-L One owner, loaded w/all options (leather, sunroof, 6CD changer, A/C), no accidents, clean, garage kept, 4 cylinders, 111,800 km, newer Michelin tires, $10,800. Call 250-248-3895

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

Vehicle Repair and painting including bumpers, dents, scratches, minor collision to complete write offs. Affordable quality work. 250-702-5754

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WATERFRONT suite 1bdrm. N/S, utils, laundry, cable internet incld, $685. 250-335-1566.

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HARLEY DAVIDSON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Under 1,000 miles, barely broken in 2007 1200 Sportster. Beautiful Bike, Lots of chrome, detachable windshield, plug for vest. Powerful, smooth ride. $6,950 obo 250-218-2997 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Rare 37â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bertram Cruiser. $79,900, will consider trades. Survey, pictures,contact information go to: www.bertram37.info 250-758-7105 2006 FORD 350 XLT Super Duty 4x4, power stroke, turbo diesel, V8, extra cab, tow haul pkg, excel cond., 89,000 km, $22,000 OBO. 250-923-9373

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BOATS 1985 19.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fifth Wheel 4 burner stove, 3 piece bath sleeps 4, all dishes include as well as hitch. $2,750. Call (250)923-7552.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;09 CHEVY COBALT LS. 26,700 km. No accidents. Great gas mileage & sound. Auto., Burgundy metallic, N/S. $9,995 OBO. 250-339-4220

1969 VOLKSWAGEN Beetle, good running condition, auto, AM/FM/CD player, 95% body restored, red. $9800. Will trade for a camper van of equal value. (250)287-4820.

1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 truck. Automatic 194 K. Extended cab. $4200. OBO 250-923-0103 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

10ft Misty River Boat extra wide, extra deep double riveted, with Trailer & 6 hp Johnson, like new. Fishing Ready. $1600. 250-923-0466

BIGFOOT COLUMBIA River Camper. 9.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ft long box camper. Mint Condition, as brand new. Used only 4 times. $7500. Call 250-334-1611.

Sunstar 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1980. Surveyed 2011-Good rating. Propane stove/heater. GPS, dinghy, auto steer, depth sounder, VHF, 2 main, 2 genoa spinnaker. $16000. 339-6852

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CENTRAL COMOX- 2 bdrms, ground level suite, 5 appls, blinds, car-port, cable, WiďŹ . For quiet person(s). NS/NP. Refs. $795. 250-339-2687. COURTENAY, 1 bdrm furnished suite with separate ground level entrance. Hydro, wiďŹ , phone & cable inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. N/S. N/P. $750 mo. 250-338-7937.

FOR SALE 370 SeaRay Sedan Bridge moorage at Comox Bay Marina. $85,000. 250-338-7730 email rfd2@shaw.ca

1999 RAM 1500 Quad Cab 4x4. *Must Sell*. Brand New tires, pwr steer block, front & rear brakes, rear shocks. Runs Great! 250,000 km. $5000. 250-287-8640

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700 SF 1 Bdrm ste - Cumberland. Frge, stve, d/w, w/d incl. $750 + Hydro. 250-702-7964

BACHELOR- SUITS quiet, responsible tenant. N/S. Priv entry, reasonable rent. Refs. Avail July 1. (250)338-1976.

1998 Land Rover Discovery. Special edition, Very good condition, excellent tires and brakes, heated leather seats, Alpine sound system, two power sky lights has 220,000 kms asking $4,500.00 OBO. 250-334-7794 or 250-7031954.

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30ft-PENN YAN Tunnel Drive w/ ďŹ&#x201A;y bridge. 2-350 inboard Merc Cruisers, hydraulic steering. Tunnel drive system. Good on fuel. No more bent props. $19,000. 250-923-3408

2008 PONTIAC TORRENT AWD 80,000 km, Silver, 4 doors, fully loaded, automatic, tow package. $15,900. Call Ryan, 250-702-6250.

STORAGE SECURE, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;WX27Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;H Storage Unit With Mezzanine! Great for small businesses, RVs, workshop etc. 30 AMP service. Unit rents out for $300 and located at corner of Ryan Rd and Anderton Rd. RV wash up area too! Call Gord at 250890-0410.

2007 29.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cougar 5th Wheel. Excellent condition. 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; slide, free standing dinette, rear club chairs, pass through storage, Polar package, aluminum construction, rear slide out bike rack. $17,000 or reasonable offer. Must sell. 250-286-0070 or cell 250-203-7646. Email: pgmoult@shaw.ca.

27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; MONARO (2000), Fully loaded, exc. cond., low engine hours (569), garage stored. Triple axle trailer avail. Private Sale. $97,500. Call (250)2866865

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

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

BAHÁ’Í FAITH Devotional gathering – with the theme “Honouring Our Family” June 18 at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome. ~~~ “If love and agreement are manifest in a single family, that family will advance, become illumined and spiritual…” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

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

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

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

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

250 BEACH AVENUE

Rev. Maggie Enwright Full Wheelchair Access

@ 10:30 am

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

Sunday Worship and Children’s Program 10 am Email: cxunited@telus.net

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

Hearing Assistance

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

www.comoxunitedchurch.com | 250-339-3966

Lil 250-338-7727 (office)

St. George’s

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6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Courtenay “The church with a heart in the heart of the city” SUNDAY SERVICE SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30 am 10:30AM SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL Nursery-Grade 7

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

Sunday Worship

10 AM

250-338-5811

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

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RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

Comox Community Baptist Church

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH Cheryl Bear Concert at 7:00 pm SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH Service with Cheryl Bear and friends 11:00 am

Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

Followed by a Potluck Lunch

Pastor Rev. Bill Hall

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Everyone Welcome.

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

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

10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome

1st Street & Penrith

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-400-7800

Pastor A. Ronald Sedo 250-339-3933

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

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

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Service 10:30am Guest Speaker: Rev. Rev. Charles Scott

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

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

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

250-338-8454

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312

Morning Service 11am Evening Service 7pm Come receive peace and experience the love of God

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

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

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

250-339-0224

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

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

250-338-5811

Communion Sunday

250 Beach Drive, Comox

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COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

Minister: Peggy Jensen

250-890-9262

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

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

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

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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

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

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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. All Selling Prices include AWD Offer. â&#x20AC; Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2012 Tucson GL AWD/Santa Fe GL 2.4 AWD WITH PREMIUM PKG /Veracruz GL AWD with an annual finance rate of 0% for 48/72/72 months. Bi-weekly payment is $255/$190/$227. No down payment is required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,760/$1,760/$1,760 are included. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2012 Veracruz GL AWD for $35,259 at 0% per annum equals $227 bi-weekly for 72 months for a total obligation of $35,259. Cash price is $35,259. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. â&#x20AC; Ę&#x2022;Prices for models shown: 2012 Tucson Limited AWD/Santa Fe Limited 3.5 AWD/Veracruz GLS AWD are $34,106/$37,559/$41,759. Delivery and Destination charges of $1,760/$1,760/$1,760 are included. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Ę&#x2C6;Fuel consumption for 2012 Tucson GL AWD (HWY 7.1L/100KM; City 10.0L/100KM)/2012 Santa Fe GL 2.4 AWD WITH PREMIUM PKG (HWY 8.0L/100KM, City 10.6L/100KM)/2012 Veracruz GL AWD (HWY 8.9L/100KM; City 13.2L/100KM) are based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. No Charge AWD Offer: Purchase or lease a new 2012 Tucson GL AWD/Santa Fe GL 2.4 AWD WITH PREMIUM PKG/Veracruz GL AWD and you will be entitled to a $2,000 factory to dealer credit, which reduces the starting price to the regular starting price of the 2012 Tucson GL FWD/2012 Santa Fe GL 2.4 FWD WITH PREMIUM PKG/Veracruz GL FWD. Factory to dealer credit applies before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available credits. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. No charge AWD offer not available on the Tucson L 5-speed or L Auto, or the Santa Fe GL 2.4 6-speed or GL 2.4 Auto. ΊPurchase or lease a 2012 Tucson/Santa Fe/Veracruz during the Factory Authorized SUV Super Sale and you will receive a Preferred Price Petro-Canada Gas Card worth $250 (2012 Tucson)/$400 (2012 Santa Fe)/$540 (2012 Veracruz). Based on Energuide combined fuel consumption rating for the 2012 Tucson 2.0L Auto (7.9L/100km)/Santa Fe 2.4L Auto (9.0L/100km)/Veracruz Auto (10.8L/100km) at 15,400km/year [yearly average driving distance (Transport Canada's Provincial Light Vehicle Fleet Statistics, 2012)], this is equivalent to $0.25 (2012 Tucson)/$0.40 (2012 Veracruz and Santa Fe) per litre savings on each litre of gas up to a total of 1,000 Litres (2012 Tucson and Santa Fe)/1,350 Litres (2012 Veracruz). â&#x20AC; Ę&#x2022;â&#x20AC;ĄÎŠOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; 2012 Veracruz 7 year/120,000 km warranty consists of 5 year/100,000km Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage and an additional 2 year/20,000km coverage under the Hyundai Protection Plan. Hyundaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions. Additional coverage is in accordance to the terms and conditions of the Hyundai Protection Plan. Please contact your local dealer for all details.

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Bomber cars put on terrific show in main event It was a beautiful night of racing at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday. #68 Bruce Moran had his winning streak snapped in the Motorcycle division at six. The Bomber cars had an amazing 35-lap feature that came down to the last lap. The Dwarf cars and I.M.C.A Modifieds filled out the rest of the night. #57 Ryan Middleton set fast time of 22.342 seconds in qualifying in the Motorcycle division. Moran was racing at a very high level during the dash and the first heat, dominating the other five bikes to win his fifth and sixth races in a row. In the inverted heat, Moran was still dominating the field going into lap five but lost control in the hairpin, damaging his bike and putting him out of contention. Middleton took over from there and won the race. He also

led all 15 laps of the main to take his first ever main event win at Saratoga Speedway. #62 Dean Thompson was second with third going to #9 Jim Deas. The I.M.C.A Modifieds were a bit down in cars due to other commitments. #00 Bart Smith once again set fast time (15.349) in qualifying. #98 Pat Brown had a very good night, winning the dash and the heat. Smith held off Brown to win the inverted heat. In the 25-lap feature, Brown found a hole to take the lead early and never looked back, holding off Smith who gave him some pressure late put couldn’t pull the trigger. #53 Kevin Noble finished third. #34 Ike Armitage held off two hard chargers to win the Dwarf cars’ exciting 25-lap main event. #8 Mike Schott won the fourlap dash, with the first heat going to #11 Mike

RACE FANS WERE treated to some great action Saturday night at Saratoga Speedway. Meeres. Armitage dominated from there, winning the inverted heat and the main. Armitage and Meeres battled for all

25 laps of the feature, but Armitage put on a great show of racing skills to hold off Meeres for the win. Meeres and Armitage

are neck and neck in the points standings, so more of this great racing should continue throughout the year. The Bomber cars had

Lee, Ackerman and Cyr are battling for the points lead in the Bomber division, so make sure you mark your calenders to watch these three go at it all year. EXTRA LAPS This weekend features the Car Tossing Competition, where the record is 64 feet, six inches set in 2010 ... there will also be an engine removal competition and the Crash to Pass cars, Hornet cars and Roadrunners will also be on the track ... – Saratoga Speedway

one of the best main events of the season. #72 Stewart Lee, #24 Charlie Ackerman and #29 Gilles Cyr were all single file through the first 25 laps until they ran into five cars of lap traffic. Ackerman had the lead, but on lap 33, Lee found a hole through the lap cars to briefly take the lead. Ackerman would not give up though and found his own hole and re-took the lead from Lee on the last lap to take the win in one of the closest races in many years. Lee took second with Cyr third.

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Snacks and Refreshments provided by Thrifty Foods

Come to the Courtenay Fish & Game property at the end of Comox Lake. Follow Lake Trail Road to the Comox Lake logging road. Turn left and follow the signs to the club facility.

Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association Find us off Comox Logging Road on beautiful Comox Lake!

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Friday, June 15, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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Driftwood Leathermate Colour Only

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SUN: NANAIMO 11 - 5

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*See store for details. Financing on Approved Credit. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Hot Buys, Final Markdowns and previous purchases excluded. Although every precaution is taken, errors in price or specification may occur in print. We reserve the right to correct such errors. Pricing in effect until June 18th, 2012.


Comox Valley Record, June 15, 2012  

June 15, 2012 edition of the Comox Valley Record

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