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Coal hills identified as priority contaminated site Scott Stanfield

targeted for cleanup due to confirmed risk to human health and the environThe president of Coal- ment, the report states. A Remedial Options FeaWatch Comox Valley suggests most members of the sibility Report prepared public do not realize that for West Fraser Mills by coal hills in Union Bay are Keystone Environmental considers variamong 13 priorous technoloity contaminatgies to deal with ed sites in B.C. the Union Bay that have been coal hills. It identified by the suggests a soil Province. cover option is According to the cheapest at the most recent $17 million. The provincial biencostliest would nial report on be complete contaminated excavation and sites, high sulBRIAN McMAHON off-site disposal, phur content in waste coal piles has result- estimated to run between $71 million and $95 miled in acid rock drainage. ‘’I don’t think most of the lion. According to the Envipeople in the Valley have even a clue,” John Snyder ronment Ministry, cleanup of the Union Bay coal hills said. Other contaminated involves the Province, West locations including Iron Fraser and Kensington Crown Mine on Vancouver Island Properties. Most of the site is on Island and the Britannia Mine on the mainland are Crown land under lease to

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West Fraser until 2018. A smaller portion of the site is private land owned by KIP. The allocation of projected remediation costs has yet to be determined. It has been more than a decade since KIP purchased 1,000-plus acres in Union Bay. The company plans to build houses, a golf course, a marina walkway, and a series of parks and trails. It has so far invested more than $12 million into the project, says Kensington vice-president Brian McMahon. The company is well aware of the coal hills. “It’s going to cost a lot of money and we’ve budgeted for it,” McMahon said. The coal hills developed over a period of decades as residue from coal mined in Cumberland was washed off at Union Bay before it was shipped to customers. Coal dust can ignite, causing an explosion. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Surgeries returning to normal Renée Andor Record Staff

After the normal summer slowdown of surgeries at St. Joseph’s General Hospital, operating rooms will be running at full capacity again after Labour Day weekend. According to St. Joe’s president and CEO Jane Murphy, the hospital shuts down two of its four operating rooms during the sum-

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our ORs (operating rooms) are up or going that’s a very efficient model to run them, you know, very fully through the rest of the year. “Our OR time — which is valuable time — our job is to make sure that’s used very efficiently, to use it to its maximum potential within the resources we have to support the needs of our community, so I think ... see SUMMER ■ A2

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Summer focus shifts to more urgent surgery Continued from A1

there’s really a focus on that, and a commitment.” While fewer surgeries are performed during the summer months, Murphy stressed waitlists are closely monitored and prioritized. “Our staff work very closely with the surgeons, and I think as a team, there’s really an awareness of the importance of access to surgery and a real com-

Our staff work very closely with ❝ the surgeons, and I think as a team, there’s really an awareness of the importance of access to surgery and a real commitment to doing our very best to assure that people have access as quickly and as appropriately as possible. Jane Murphy

mitment to doing our very best to assure that people have access as quickly and as appropriately as possible,”

said Murphy, adding emergency surgeries are always at the top of the list. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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School year should be much more calm this time Teachers remain unhappy about legislation imposed upon them Renée Andor Record Staff

After a tumultuous school year, Comox Valley teachers and administrative staff hope for smoother sailing this year. With teacher contract negotiations at the forefront of many minds during the past school year, the tension was palpable, especially in the second half of the year. But with an agreement between teachers and their employer signed in June, School District 71 superintendent Sherry Elwood hopes this year will be more calm. “I would hope that all of our employees that are coming back, including senior staff, that this year — looking forward to a positive, maybe more stable climate than we had experienced last year that we’re all look-

ing to regain the pathway towards the implementation of 21st century learning,” she said. “I think that most of us are relieved that there was an agreement at the very end of the year so that we can get on and refocus around student learning and teaching.” The school year started with teacher job action, which included withdrawal from some administrative tasks, and the situation escalated from there. Teachers walked off the job for three days in March, and shortly after that, government passed Bill 22, which imposed a six-month cooling off period — making striking illegal — and brought in a mediator for talks between the BC Teachers’ Federation and their employer, the BC Public School Employer’s Association. Many teachers withdrew from extracurricular activities during the spring as a legal way to oppose Bill 22, which caused the cancellation of many Comox Valley Grade 7 field trips. The agreement signed in June runs through until the end of this coming June.

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gaining when this contract expires in June of 2013.” However, Stanley added teachers are settled until then and the community should not expect to see any job action from them this year. Instead, the BCTF will continue to fight Bill 22 in the courts, as well as fighting to have class size and composition language reinstated. He noted teachers are especially concerned about class size issues, and will keep a close eye on the situation in schools this year. He also said teachers will be busy trying to make the public education system — and funding for it — an election issue in the lead up to the provincial election in May. As for relationships between teachers, administrators and parents after last year, Elwood pointed out everyone in the Comox Valley did their best to understand the situation and keep tensions separate from their personal relationships with each other. “We all worked hard, all of us, teachers, principals, vice-principals, parents and

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We all worked hard, all of us, teachers, ❝ principals, vice-principals, parents and senior staff, to understand that the labour landscape was something that was playing out at both the provincial level, and in some ways at the district level, but we were able to keep that civilized and respectful all the time.

Sherry Elwood Many teachers are not happy with the terms of the contract, said Steve Stanley, Comox District Teachers’ Association president. “Although teachers signed an ‘11th hour’ contract settlement at the end of June which did see some

improvements, this settlement did not address many key issues for teachers such as salary, preparation time, class size, and the right to strike,” he said. “We will continue to work on these issues as we move ahead into another round of bar-

senior staff, to understand that the labour landscape was something that was playing out at both the provincial level, and in some ways at the district level, but we were able to keep that civilized and respectful all the time,” she said. “I think we go into this year in a very good position.” Stanley said the cancelled Grade 7 field trips may be a “sticking point” for some parents, but that teacher involvement in extracurricular activities is voluntary and some teachers will choose to refrain from these activities again this year. He urges parents and community members to volunteer for extracurricular activities to help ensure they all go ahead and take some strain off teachers. His overall message is to move into the new school year with as fresh a start as possible. “I think we have to put the past in the past and move forward, and hope that we keep our focus on the right places, which is in the classroom with kids.” writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Some new faces, new programs in School District 71 Veterans Village and Friesen retire as secondary school principals Renée Andor Record Staff

The new school year starts on Tuesday, and with it comes with some new faces and new programs in the Comox Valley. School District 71 superintendent Sherry Elwood noted two longtime Comox Valley secondary school principals retired in June; after 34 years in the district Bill Village retired as principal at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, and Wayne Friesen finished his last year as Highland Secondary School’s principal after 22 years with the district.

Highland vice-principal Lyneita Swanson moved into the role of principal at the school, and Jeff Taylor — whom Elwood noted was a district principal for years, but also has years of experience as a secondary school principal — will take the reins at Isfeld. Elwood also noted two veteran vice-principals were hired from outside of the district, and they both have an interest in 21st century learning. “That was what we were looking for and that’s part of what we require now as a skill set,” said Elwood, adding applicants for principal and vice-principal positions must show their knowledge and understanding of 21st century learning during the interview process. “We do that differently than lots of other districts who are not

gate’s (North Island Distance Education) Tsolum campus. Both programs are full, and both feature three days per week of in-class hands on project-based work and two days of distributed (distance) learning. The programs are designed to help students excel by teaching them skills like math, science, and literacy through pathways they’re naturally interested in like fine arts or robotics, according to Elwood. “They’ll work in multiage groups, they’ll work at different levels of ability and they’ll work a their own pace in many ways, and that’s very exciting,” added Elwood. Meanwhile, Elwood noted the new bus system implemented last fall shouldn’t cause any trouble this year.

Bus passes will be disbursed through the schools (to returning students) for this year, so they’re all ready to go, they’re already at the schools. Sherry Elwood

quite there yet, but that’s very often what folks tell us attracts them to apply here.” Jason Cobey will be a vice-principal at G.P. Vanier Secondary School this year. He spent a number of years as a principal and viceprincipal in schools in the Interior of B.C., but Elwood noted he is coming home with his new position. “He returns home to the Valley where he grew up, and he is a member of the K’ómoks First Nation,” she explained. Shelley Robinson is the other vice-principal com-

ing to the Valley from elsewhere and she will be at Isfeld. Elwood said the district “scooped” Robinson from a Calgary school for science and gifted students, and called her very experienced as a principal, viceprincipal and educator. Besides new faces in school administration, this year also brings two new academy programs to the Valley; one is a technology, engineering and robotics program, which will be based in Aspen Park Elementary, and the other is a fine arts program, which will be based out of Navi-

The busing policy changes meant new bus routes, adjustments to walk limits and bell times. Students also had to register for bus passes. But Elwood pointed out that once a student is registered for a pass they don’t need to again in following years, which means the majority of the work is complete, with the exception of the handful of students new to the district this year. “Bus passes will be disbursed through the schools (to returning students) for this year, so they’re all ready to go, they’re already at the schools,” said Elwood. SD71 expects to see 60 to 70 fewer students in the Valley this year — with more kindergarten students coming in, but fewer secondary students. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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In an effort to preserve B.C.’s agricultural land and to encourage farming, the provincial Agricultural Land Commission is shifting the way it does business. Last fall, legislative changes enabled the ALC to expand opportunities for farmers and ranchers. For instance, the commission can increase enforcement within the Agricultural Land Reserve by involving officials from other government agencies and levels of government. “I need your help,� ALC chair Richard Bullock told the regional district board Tuesday. He noted the “psychological shift� that comes with the changes. “I’d like you to make that shift with us,� Bullock said.

The Sierra Club of Canada owes $18,500 each to Gas N Go and the Comox Valley Regional District, as negotiated by lawyers after an unsuccessful legal challenge against the development on Dyke Road. Sierra Club filed the suit in 2009. The Comox Valley branch of the organization assumed management of the litigation and fundraising to cover legal fees and possible cost awards. The organization feels the location of the gas station poses environmental risks to the Courtenay River estuary. It also cites heavy traffic on a narrow road among its reasons for opposing the project. On Tuesday, the CVRD board resolved to garner full payment from the Sierra Club, which had offered a lump sum of $5,000 as a final settlement. The regional district declined the offer. According to the CVRD, the cost of successfully defending the Gas N Go development came to $72,512. Once the court directed the club to pay the costs,

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lawyers determined settlement amounts based on a tariff mandated by court rules — which resulted in the club being required to pay back $18,500 to the CVRD. The Sierra Club is paying both parties in monthly installments. It has $3,000 remaining on its Gas N Go debt and $16,500 owing to the CVRD plus interest. “We have no outside sources of funding,â€? Sierra Club Comox Valley co-chair Mike Bell states in a letter. “All of this money has come from the people of the Comox Valley — and for this we are very grateful.â€? The K’ómoks First Nation had also filed a petition against the CVRD. The band withdrew the legal action. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Players hoping for shot at World Cup for homeless Maple Pool United soccer team wants to play in Kelowna Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Maple Pool United plans to trek to Kelowna Sept. 7 to 9 for the Western Canadian qualifier for the Homeless World Cup of soccer. But the team needs a helping hand from the community to get there. The team, which grew out of the Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society street soccer program, competed in its first tournament last month in Victoria. Operating out of the Maple Pool Campsite, the program provides an opportunity for homeless and marginalized individuals to exercise, socialize and have fun. And to compete. Representatives from Street Soccer Canada will be at the Kelowna tournament, from which a member of Maple Pool United could be selected to represent the country at the Homeless World Cup in October in Mexico City.

MAPLE POOL UNITED soccer players hope to compete in Kelowna next month. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD “I just hope that we can get enough funding to get us out there. Just getting off the Island is exciting all on its own,” said team member Joan Mathias, who appreciates the health benefits of regular exercise. She hasn’t lit a cigarette in two weeks. “It’s kind of nice having that extra little bit of wind there when you need it.” Mathias is among the 10 or so regulars who attend weekly practices at Maple Pool. Though somewhat intimidated beforehand, she said the Victoria tournament “opened our eyes” to the world of street soccer.

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She hit walls – and just kept going Renée Andor

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Shayna Weston won a challenge by losing. That challenge was Fitness Excellence’s 100 Day Challenge, and what Weston lost was weight. “It was a huge accomplishment,” said Weston, adding she’s had some personal challenges over the past few years of her busy life, which also includes working six days a week and teenage daughters. “So I think it was really one of the first things that I did just for me, and so I took it on and just went like 100 per cent at it.” Weston started out the challenge this spring at 144 pounds and 27.2 per cent body fat. At the end of the challenge she had lost 26 pounds — more than 18 per cent of her body weight. “The winning was important — but the results were major,” she said. “I was surprised by them (results) actually, because of my goals — they far exceeded my goals. “I lost 10 more pounds than my original goal, so that was pretty substantial.” She worked out six days per week, recorded everything she ate in a

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actually won both prizes in the competition. First prize was for the contestant who lost the most, and Weston won back the $400 fee to enter the challenge. She also won $150 for being the most dedicated. Jalbert decided to offer the challenge because clients asked about it, and she plans to hold another 100 Day Challenge in January, possibly with some 30-day challenges throughout the year as well. Fitness Excellence offers personal training, sports training, group training, nutrition guidance, tanning and infrared sauna — as well as a variety of classes including spin,

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, August 31, 2012

College enrolment rising in Valley Renée Andor Record Staff

More programs and more students are expected at the Comox Valley campus of North Island College this fall. According to NIC director of college and community relations Susan Auchterlonie, enrolment numbers are stabilizing region-wide compared to the past two years, but in the Comox Valley things are different. “With respect to the Comox Valley campus specifically, we are still experiencing growth,” explained Auchterlonie. “Enrolments are strong in business administration, university transfer arts and science, and interactive media and graphic design. “Our limited-entry programs, such as bachelor of science in nursing, early child-

We were able to hire a number ❝ of domestic students to work as intercultural ambassadors to assist with the orientation, which makes the first week of classes that much easier for our international students, as they already made connections with a few of their classmates.

hood, health care assistant and human services are also nearing capacity and our trades programs at the Comox Valley campus (plumbing and carpentry) are full.” Auchterlonie added the college is expecting an increase in international students this year as well. In 2011/2012, 121 students came to NIC from other parts of the world. Auchterlonie expects that number to jump to 135 to 150 students this school year — which she said is

Susan Auchterlonie

a “significant increase” for the school. “This week we are very pleased to have had 60 new international students join us for a week-long orientation session to familiarize them with both with the college and the region,” added Auchterlonie. “We were able to hire a number of domestic students to work as inter-cultural ambassadors to assist with the orientation, which makes the first week of classes that much easier for our inter-

national students, as they already made connections with a few of their classmates.” She noted the final enrolment date for the college is Sept. 14, so final numbers won’t be available until then, but school officials are pleased with how they’re shaping up so far. The college also has a couple of new programs on offer this fall. The Exercise and Wellness program is a one-year certificate that ladders directly

into Camosun College’s diploma program. Students will learn to sail, kayak, standup paddle board and Nordic ski in preparation for careers as personal trainers and fitness coaches, among other things. The Activity Assistant program is for individuals already certified as Education Assistants or Health Care Assistants who wish to work with older adults. For more information, visit www.nic. bc.ca. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

with classmates and instructors, buy course materials, and find out what’s new at NIC. Thanks to the support of the North Island Students’ Union, Monk Office, Home Depot, and the Comox Valley Regional District, this year’s Orientation Day is shaping up to be another huge success. It all happens Sept. 4. For complete event details, visit www.nic. bc.ca. — North Island College

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Help our furry friends games and contests at each booth, a silent auction, and door prizes. Also, you and your dog can compete in contests such as bobbing for hot dogs, best kiss, best tail wag, musical sits, and many more fun games. There are two ways to register: • Registering online is easy; go to www. spca.bc.ca, and click on the logo. • You can pick up a pledge form at Bosleys,

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5th Street Bridge Construction Update BOTH LANES OPEN SEPTEMBER 3 to 7 – NO TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED From September 3 to 7, BOTH LANES will be open on the 5th Street Bridge. Crews will work underneath the bridge deck and on sidewalks. Crews will ensure that cyclists and pedestrians are able to cross safely during sidewalk work. Single-lane westbound traffic will return starting September 10. Upcoming schedule, Mondays to Fridays:

September 3 to 7 Both lanes open September 10 to 20 weekdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Single-lane westbound traffic only During single-lane closures, there will be no access to the 5th Street Bridge eastbound (from downtown toward Lewis Park). Eastbound vehicle traffic will be diverted to the 17th Street Bridge. The contractor will assist school buses to cross in both directions to avoid schedule delays.

During single lane closures, cyclists and pedestrians may cross the 5th Street Bridge in both directions; cyclists please dismount and walk across the bridge. Lane closures will result in traffic delays. Please drive safely and and allow extra time to complete trips. Construction times may vary, depending upon operational requirements. Please listen to radio and newspaper updates, or visit www.courtenay.ca The City of Courtenay understands the inconvenience this vital bridge rehabilitation project creates, and thanks the public for their patience. For more information, please contact project engineer Ian Whitehead, 250-338-5495, contractor David Turenne, 250-880-1981, or MainRoad Contracting’s 24 hour line, 1-866-904-0209.

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If you haven’t started fundraising yet, there is plenty of time to register and start fundraising for the annual BC SPCA Paws for a Cause…Walk for the Animals. The BC SPCA is hosting its largest fundraiser of the year Sept. 9. Funds raised directly benefit the animals in our care, like Ginger, a sweet young puppy that needed lifesaving surgery. The BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch provides care and protection to hundreds of animals each year and your donations help give a homeless, injured or abused animal a second chance. The Comox Valley event will be at Marina Park in Comox. The event includes a short walk, contests, animal related booths, sponsor booths, entertainment,

minal. The event starts at 9:45 a.m. at the Seniors’ Hall. Phone 250-335-1372 if you have any questions. All proceeds will be donated to breast cancer reearch. — Blackberry Run/Walk

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The countdown is on for you to nominate a deserving young person for a Top 40 Under 40 Award. If you have been contemplating (but procrastinating) about nominating someone you know, you had better act fast. Nominations close at noon on Sept. 7. “This exciting new recognition program was launched by the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce as a way to celebrate the accomplishments of young professionals and youth who are making a difference in the Comox Valley and beyond,” explains Chamber president and CEO Dianne Hawkins. “Potential award recipients must be between the ages of 12 and 39 on Oct. 25, 2012; which is the date of our gala cocktail reception and dance at Crown Isle Resort. Nominees — or their respective business, school, government or non-profit organization — do not have to be members of the Chamber to be eligible. Full nomination guidelines are posted on our website or can be picked up from the Chamber’s office.” Top 40 Under 40 Awards recipients will be announced on Oct. 19 and they will be honoured at the Oct. 25 event. All honorees will receive a complimentary ticket to the gala reception and dance. Friends, family and coworkers (of any age) may purchase tickets. After the formal Top 40 Under 40 Awards proceedings and keynote address, music for the dance will be provided by the Bananafish Dance Orchestra. “Staging an awards program of this calibre simply would not be possible without the generous support of the community,” adds Hawkins. “The Chamber is grateful to have secured the support of three Platinum level sponsors including: Comox Valley Record, 97.3 The Eagle Radio and MNP LLP,” she says. For more information on the Top 40 Under 40 Awards program, call 250-334-3234 or visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.comoxvalleychamber.com. — Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, August 31, 2012

Labour barbecue, picnic Monday The Campbell River Courtenay and District Labour Council is hosting a barbecue and picnic in honour of Labour Day. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. The Labour Council is providing a variety of entertainment this year, including a poetry reading by M.C. Warrior, who has worked as a logger for seven years and a commercial fisherman for 25 years as well as a union organizer and researcher. His poetry deals with diverse topics and has been published

in a number of anthologies. The picnic also includes musical performances, including Rich Hagensen and Joanne Banks, who together form the duo Rebels Till We Die. Rich and Joanne draw on a variety of life experiences and musical roots when writing and playing entertaining songs about today’s social justice and environmental issues as well as Canadian working class songs. A Bounce-A-Rama will be available for children, as well as a snow cone/cotton candy

booth. This event is open to all and will be held at Halbe Hall at 8369 North Island Highway in Black Creek from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3. Hamburgers and hot dogs, including vegetarian options, will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring potluck appetizers and a lawn chair. For more information, call 250-334-3624 or 250-923-5037. — Campbell River Courtenay and District Labour Council

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386 Sqn meets every Tuesday night @ 6pm from September until June.

CUPE gives food bank August boost The summertime is the hardest time to remind people of the need for food. That is why the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 556 recently launched a Christmas in August campaign to collect food to support the local food bank at a time when they need it the most. At this time of year, supplies at the local food back are critically low as they try to meet the demands of families that are challenged with additional back to school expenses and the stress of preparing healthy lunches. To assist these families, a contribution of $500 along with 400 pounds of groceries was recently presented to Jeff Hampton, president and Susan

Somerset, manager of the Comox Valley Food Bank, from CUPE’s 566 vice-president Cheryl Sellers. “There were some unexpected expenses that came with the move to the new location at 1-1491 McPhee Ave.,” said Jeff Hampton of the food bank. “This is another reason why this donation is so valuable to us.” “The Comox Valley

Food Bank provides such an important service to the Valley,” said Cindy Major, president of CUPE 556. “We would like to appeal to everyone to find that Christmas spirit a little early this year and help this organization stock their shelves.” To assist with a donation to the local food bank, drop into the centre Monday to

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Elks welcoming all golfers

ROGER McKINNON, Mayor Paul Ives of Comox, Mayor Leslie Baird of Cumberland and Edd Moyes (from left) invite you to enter the Mayors’ Charity Golf Classic on Sept. 7.

Time is running out to get outside and get your golf on. After several years of begging, avid golfer and Elks’ Meat Draw MC, Darrell Smith has finally agreed to run the Elks’ Fun Golf Tournament. He has promised not to make anyone laugh too hard, as golfing is a serious game. The date is set for Sept. 8 at 2 at Sunnydale Golf Course. All proceeds go to the Elks’ Children’s Charity — helping local children. Everyone (regardless of skill level) is encouraged to enter. The cost is $50 per person. Thank you:

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Mayors seeking additional golfers Four teams and some individual players are still needed for the fourth annual Mayors’ Charity Golf Classic, says the House Village Hotel and Spa, which is organizing the charity event. The Sept. 7 tournament has raised more than $90,000 to date for local charities. This year, the goal is $40,000. The primary recipient this year is North Island College with a target to raise $15,000. This money will finalize a commitment to exceed $50,000 for the NIC foundation. Other recipients are Boomers Legacy fund, the Young Profession-

als of Comox Valley, the Comox Valley Food Bank and the Salvation Army. There is something exciting on every hole, from multiple holes in one, prizes up to $70,000, food, beverages and mini-spa OhSpa treatment stations. Golfers get to rub shoulders with mayors, play the championship Crown Isle Golf Course and enjoy a range of fun activities. For prize and auction donations or to register to play, call Jill Rushton at 250-7030202, fax 250-703-0209 or e-mail to jill@oldhousevillage.com. — Old House Village Hotel & Spa

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Fundraising dance event ninth annual Dancers of all levels of experience are encouraged to take part Social dancers in the Comox Valley are gearing up for the ninth annual Dance de Rock from Sept. 14 to 16 — when they’ll swing, cha cha and two-step for a good cause. Dance de Rock is a fundraiser for cancerrelated charities in the Comox Valley. The concept is simple: Dancers purchase passes, and then choose from 18 different workshops offered by world-class instructors. Like Mario (Swing Daddy) Robau, and his wife Stephanie. Mario is the youngest person ever inducted into the Swing Dance Hall of Fame, and a return instructor this year. Valley dancers won’t want to miss the chance to take classes with this amazing Houston-based instructor, who may not make it back to the Valley for many years to come. Then there is Jim Minty — the Friendly Giant of the dance world, and the smoothest dancer you will ever see. At his studio in Edmonds, Wash., he helps dancers at all levels how to feel and move with their partner on the dance floor. Calgary-based Gerald and Robin Cote round out the instructor’s list, and bring an

unparalleled level of experience and instruction to this year’s Dance de Rock. All of the instructors are professional dancers with tremendous knowledge and experience to share with students. That variety and level of instruction attracts dancers from all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Two evening dances (with DJ) give participants plenty of time to practise everything they’ve learned, while raffles and draws offer many ways to raise money. All proceeds go to charities like the Tour de Rock and Hope A Float. This combination of dance and fundraising has resulted in $94,000 in donations over the past eight years. “When we started this event, I said 10 years or $100,000,” says Keith Foraie, who along with his wife Holly, started the Dance de Rock. “This year, it looks like we’re going to top $100,000.” A big part of that success is due to the traditional head shave — when a few brave souls pledge to shave their heads in return for donations to the Tour de Rock. Many — like last year’s pledge Cathy Snyder of the Comox Valley Record — do it for family or friends that have experienced, or are living with, cancer. “We have such amazing people in our dance community,” says Holly

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Who‘owns’ couple’s intimate secrets? Question: My girlfriend and I are having an argument about privacy and her mother. She and her mother have always been quite close and she tells her mother things about us and about me that I think should be private. I have let her know that I don’t want her to talk to her mother about our private information but she says that it would be rude to start shutting her mom out of her life just because we are together. This is becoming a big problem between us and I wonder if you could help? Answer: It sounds like your girlfriend and her mother are in close contact and have a history of confiding in each other. This relationship is obviously very

important to your girlfriend and she is reluctant to do anything that her mother might experience as rude, or perhaps hurtful. At the same time you and your girlfriend have a relationship that I assume is important to both of you, and you would like some aspects of your life together to be kept private. Negotiating boundaries in relationships is important and sometimes difficult work. You and your girlfriend have different ideas about where the boundaries should be when it comes to her mother. While I cannot tell you exactly what should and should not be kept private, I can suggest a couple of questions for both of you to think

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You and your girlfriend might want to consider the issue of “ownership” of information as you work on this problem. Another question to think about is the place of extended family in your lives. Two people in a relationship will likely have somewhat different views on the role of family members. Considering the bigger picture and talking together about how each of you relates to your extended families may help you understand your girlfriend’s concerns about shutting her mother out of her life. It may also allow the two of you to consider solutions to your problem that take into account her need

to be close with her mom and your need for privacy. As long as you and your girlfriend continue to talk about this problem and try to understand each other’s point of view I think that you will be able to work it out in a way that satisfies both of you. If you wish to ask a question of the counsellors, for a response in future columns, e-mail them at info@pacifictherapy.ca. Consult a Counsellor is provided by registered clinical counsellors Nancy Bock, Diane Davies Leslie Wells and Andrew Lochhead at pacific therapy & consulting inc. It appears every second Friday in the Record.

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the rules of the road? Do they know that they must obey stop signs and traffic lights and crosswalks just as cars do? Do they know that they should stop and check for traffic when leaving a driveway or the curbside? Do they know that they must walk their bikes across crosswalks as they are behaving as a pedestrian? Do they know that they need to ride far enough away from parked cars to avoid an opening door? Do they know how to shoulder check for traffic and how to signal correctly? Do they know that is unsafe to wear headphones when cycling since they cannot hear the traffic around them? As a parent it is your responsibility to make sure your child’s bike is roadworthy. Check your child’s bike frequently to ensure the tires are inflated correctly, check the brakes to make sure they are fully effective and that your child’s hands are big enough

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bike riding is to set a good example by following the rules of the road yourself. Most important, always wear your helmet. Go for bike rides with your kids so you can show them what safe riding looks like. It’s also a great way to stay active as a family and get valuable together time that you can all enjoy! Drivers, please remember that children and teens do not have the awareness of adults and may not cycle or walk as an adult does. They are vulnerable and need us to be careful, patient,

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Real fiddles‘have beer stains’ Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Alex Lamoureux said he plays the fiddle, not the violin. “The difference,” he explained, “is fiddles have beer stains.” Lamoureux, who moved to Comox with his family last fall, has spent most of his weekends this summer travelling to different parts of the country, touring and participating in fiddling competitions, many of which he wins. “I see all my friends working in McDonald’s,” he said. “I think if I can make money like this [by fiddling], I should. I’m going to try and transform the instrument. I want to make my own style.” Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Georges P. Vanier School graduate Brad Ramshaw received the Governor-General’s Award after receiving the highest scores on his provincial exams in his 500-strong class. He scored 99 per cent in biology, 99 per cent in chemistry, 97 per cent in English, 96 per cent in physics, and 95 per cent in math, leaving him with a 96.5 average. He also earned a number of scholarships and bursaries totalling $13,400 for his university fund (he will attend UBC). Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Courtenay RCMP were warning the pub-

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CAITLIN MCKINNON lic to be aware of the latest phone scam to hit the Valley. Last week, police heard from a lady who said someone claiming to represent the International Service of the Kiwanis out of Quebec told her she’d won $250,000. The caller told her to send them a cheque for about $7,000 before

the long weekend. The winner’s cheque would then be delivered on Sept. 5. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: The rollout of Canada’s national debit card network will begin this fall in the provinces of British Columbia and Quebec. The Interac Direct Payment network will be officially launched at a news conference in Vancouver on Sept. 16. Payment by debit card provides for the automatic transfer of

funds from the account of a consumer to the account of the merchant, at the time of purchase. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Gambling in B.C. should be the private preserve of charitable organizations, without the drain of private enterprise competitions, said Ald. Harry Stevens of Comox. He was responding to a BC Gaming Commission letter that asked council’s opinion on gambling.

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The Salvation Army’s Family Services coordinator, Colleen, has been busy filling backpacks with school supplies for the many of the students who need help in getting ready for back to school. For many families in the Comox Valley, returning to school is not an exciting time. It’s often a struggle to pay rent and put food on the table. Outfitting the children with clothing and school supplies is yet another added expense that many families are

not able to cope with. This summer, the Salvation Army has provided more than 85 packages filled with school supplies for students from kindergarten through to Grade 12. “It was such a blessing to see the smile on the faces of the moms when they realized that their child would be returning to school with a brand new school bag filled with paper, pens and all the supplies needed to help their children

feel welcomed back into the classroom,” said Brent Hobden, the Community Ministries director for the Salvation Army in the Comox Valley. The Salvation Army desires to come alongside its neighbours and help to alleviate the stress of providing for their families. Offering backpacks with school supplies is another means of sharing the love of God to less-fortunate friends. — Salvation Army

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Schools have varying start-up times so please visit the school district website (http://sd71.bc.ca) or contact schools directly for accurate information. School Bus Schedules, Transportation and Bus Passes for 2012-2013 Tuesday, September 4, 2012—Regular morning pick-up. Elementary school dismissal/pick-up will be at 11:30 am; all other schools will have dismissal/pick-up two hours earlier than the usual times for your school. Wednesday, September 5, 2012—Regular morning pick-up and after school drop off as per regular school year schedule. School bus routes together with transportation details—are published on the school district website: http://sd71.bc.ca. Some students are eligible for school bus transportation based on the district policy and a recent review of transportation in our district. To ensure that eligible riders are provided with first option on available seats, all students who wish to access school bus transportation during this school year must have registered for busing (form is available at the schools or on the school district website). The student is then provided a bus pass if he/she meets the eligibility requirements. Commencing September 17, 2012 bus drivers are instructed to expect all students to present a bus pass as they enter the bus. Some courtesy seats will become available in October for those who have applied and do not meet the eligibility criteria. Student Registration • Elementary Schools If your child is not already registered for elementary school—registration will take place at your catchment school. To learn what your catchment school is and to obtain school contact information, please use the link found on our website: www.sd71.bc.ca (under “schools”, click on “school locator”). Legal identification is required to register a student in a BC public school for the first time—details are available on our website.

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Glacier View Secondary Centre, Alternate Programs (including: Independent Learning Program (Grades 10-12); Senior Alternate Program (Grades 10-12); KEY Program (Grades 8-9); and Bridgeway Program (Grades 7-9), please contact: (250) 338-2752. Nala’atsi Program (Grades 10-12), First Nations Alternate Secondary Program: please contact: (250) 331-4040. Navigate will register students who plan to study the BC curriculum from home or abroad. Please visit their website: (www.navigatenides.com) or contact: (250) 337-5300. Home-schooling students must register through their neighbourhood school. Please visit our school district website (http://sd71.bc.ca) for the most accurate information or contact the school board office at (250) 334-5500.

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Lake Trail connecting many people Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections (LTNC) is offering an array of community programs, for people of all ages, at Lake Trail School beginning in September. Classes include everything from fitness classes to great food, craft and interesting one-day workshops. LTNCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fall 2012 Commu-

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As you have seen from our marketing campaign and announcements in our Business e-News, the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its inaugural Top 40 Under 40 Awards, which will recognize the Comox Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young business and community leaders. We have taken the initiative to recognize 40 young professionals under the age of 40, who are not only making a name for themselves, but are involved in our community. We know the Comox Valley is rich in talented achievers of all ages, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re especially excited to put a spotlight on our young â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;up-and-comers.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; We welcome nominations of individuals from all types of businesses (large or small), those owned by corporations and run by boards of directors, as well as the government, education and non-proÂżt sectors, plus smallor home-based businesses run by dedicated entrepreneurs. All nominees will have equal play in this new recognition program and nominees (or their respective businesses) do not need to be Chamber members in order to qualify. Anyone that demonstrates a good blend of professional achievement, personal integrity, as well as showing dedication to our community, describes the perfect candidate. Young professionals are the next generation of community leaders who will walk in our shoes. They will keep the Comox Valley a vibrant community in the coming years, which is why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to celebrate their achievements here and now. We know and understand why graduates may be enticed to leave for opportunities elsewhere; however, there are many businesses on Vancouver Island that need educated young professionals. It is our hope that a recognition program like the Top 40 Under 40 Awards will be one way we can let these people know that we are proud of them and it just might help to encourage them to stay. There are a lot of beneÂżts to living in the Comox Valley and we need these young professionals to continue to help improve the quality of life for all our residents. Many of the younger generation have the insight as to where the community should be heading in the next few decades and it is important to provide young professionals an outlet to grow in this community.

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Full details of the program and nomination forms are available on the Chamber website: www.comoxvalleychamber.com or drop by our ofÂżce at 2040 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay. Comments? chair@comoxvalleychamber.com

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These interactive, informative and fun workshops are based on the techniques presented in the best-selling book: Work the Pondâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life. The two 45-minute workshops will be facilitated by the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marketing and communications coordinator, Terri Perrin. Attendees may choose either date but will beneÂżt from attending both as different material will be covered in each one.The Work the Pond breakfasts are being generously sponsored by Daryl Robbins, CGA and Notary Public. A bonus at the September 13 workshop will be a Âżve-minute presentation by the organizers of the North Island Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FLAVOUR: The North Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gourmet Picnic. Tickets include breakfast, tip, tax and presentation materials. $20 per session for non members, $24 non-members. Pre registration required.

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You are invited to an afternoon of fun and games, camaraderie, community spirit â&#x20AC;Ś and cake! Join the Comox Valley Regional District, City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland, as well as North Island College, School District 71 and several other community partners as we welcome the International students â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Class of 2012/13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and immigrants from around the globe. Everyone is welcome. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets but please leave your dogs at home. For more information call 250 334 5021. For more information on upcoming Chamber events visit our website: www.comoxvalleychamber.com

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Carpooling makes sense for a lot of reasons money enters the picture. ICBC and the Passenger Transportation Branch will become interested, as will the police, depending on the amount of money that changes hands for the ride. If no money changes hands, ICBC does not

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uses his vehicle to car pool a group to BCIT or a group of individuals that purchase a vehicle that is designated a car pool vehicle and individuals take turns driving the vehicle at specific times. In either case, if a profit is being made by the ride provider it then

vehicle. Their vehicle will need to be rated for business use only if they start gaining financially. The Passenger Transportation Branch advises that a private car pool vehicle, for example, a driver from the Fraser Valley who

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Dianne Hawkins The past few weeks your Chamber of Commerce has been buzzing with excitement about the launch of our ¿rst ever Top 40 Under 40 Awards. With all of this focus on young professional and youth, I was reminded of the role our education system plays in this community. More speci¿cally, I got thinking about what it must be like to be an immigrant or an international student coming to the Comox Valley to start a new life or advance their education. And I wondered about the economic impact of the international education programs hosted here. Colleen Hanley, associate director, North Island College International (NIC) was able to provide me with some interesting facts relating to International student education. “Over the last year, NIC and School District 71 (SD71) have been working collaboratively to analyze the economic impact of International students,” explained Hanley. “A study commissioned by the Comox Valley Economic Development Society showed that international students (and their visiting friends and relatives) are making signi¿cant ¿nancial expenditures in the Comox Valley. This is estimated at $6.8 million in the 2011/12 school year alone! In addition to fuelling the local economy, the programs support nearly 100 local jobs.” During the 2011-12 year, SD71 welcomed close to 230 international students from 20 different countries, while North Island College welcomed 116 students from 21 countries. Both organizations project growth of at least 50% within the next four years, which the study deems reasonable given enrollment achieved in other similar communities. With the focus on expanding international education both locally and provincially, these economic impacts should continue to grow, potentially reaching $10.3 million in local spending over the next four years and support 150 local jobs. As the ‘voice of business’ in our community, the Chamber encourages all local business owners to sit up and take notice of the international education programs supported by SD71, NIC and other organizations, like our four Rotary clubs. International students (and new immigrants) not only fuel our economy, they are also potential employees and customers, and they provide countless opportunities for us to interact with people from other cultural environments. I encourage all business people to read the above-mentioned report and develop strategies to be more engaged in supporting International education. SD71 and NIC would LOVE to be able to provide these students with coupons or Àyers advertising your business or services as a way to say ‘You are welcome here!’

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1st Annual Top 40 Under 40 Awards NOMINATIONS CLOSE SEPT 7th! The Top 40 Under 40 Awards Program is designed to recognize 40 individuals in our community who are over the age of 12 and under the age of 40, and who are making their mark in the Comox Valley and beyond. Nominate someone you know today! Nomination Protocol: • Individuals must be nominated by their peers. No self nominations. • Individuals (or their business) do not have to be a member of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce. Individual achievements may be through: • Business success • Entrepreneurial ingenuity • Athletic excellence • Scholastic achievements • Community involvement or • Contributions to the non-pro¿t sector On-line and downloadable PDF nomination forms are available on the Chamber of Commerce website: www.comoxvalleychamber.com/awards Printed copies of the nomination forms may be obtained from the Comox Valley Chamber of Chamber Of¿ce, 2040 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC.

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born in Canada whose international travel to Turkey, Afghanistan and India brought her an appreciation of old world style, colours and textures. She began her retailing in 1973 with the importing of furnishings, textiles and handicrafts. Her skill in illustration and

painting has led to the creation of prints for table linens and bedding. Many patterns began as paintings. Most commonly known for the simple 100 per cent white cotton nightie, the April Cornell line has expanded to include items for every room of your home and

Program improves health Dr. Tom Diamond introduces his new Health Meditating program to the Comox Valley. People of any age, fitness level or new to meditation can learn simple guided techniques to reduce stress and improve sleep, energy, blood pressure, pain, alertness, weight loss and many health issues. Health meditating strengthens the mind and nervous system. As natural healing capacities increase, one feels motivated toward healthy foods, exercise and positive lifestyle choices. Diamond offers indi-

live beautifully; give to those who are in need and present your light to the world. Lastly be beautiful, because you already are.” Cornell will visit the store in the fall. Check for announcements in store and on Facebook at La Cache Comox Valley. La Cache holds strong memories of

future through education, improved health services and skills training. Feel Beautiful. Live Beautiful. Be Beautiful. It’s April Cornell’s philosophy. Like Act Locally, Think Globally, it implies that bringing beauty into your home radiates outwards and the influence of that beauty will impact the people around you. “I want to encourage you as friends to really feel beautiful and appreciate your own personal beauty,” Cornell said. “And I want to ask you as people to

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A visit to La Cache Comox Valley is an experience of a world of colour, texture, beauty and abundance. Come in, take your time and explore. Opened April 30, the store provides shoppers with an explosion of textiles designed by April Cornell in clothing for women and girls as well as table linens, bedding, home decor, furniture and other lines of clothing, jewelry, shoes, hats and accessories that compliment Cornell’s style. Spring and summer featured bright, floral and colourful fabrics. The fall line, which arrives in store in September, offers rich shades reflective of nature as well as jewel tones and textures to cozy up in this autumn. Other clothing lines will offer sweaters, hats, gloves and accessories to add spice and brilliance to the brisk grey days to come. Cornell’s clothing suits women of every age and is either 100 per cent cotton or rayon. Selections range from extra small to extra large as well as plussized selections. Cornell is a designer


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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

Higher fares or fewer sailings – BC Ferries makes choice Cuts to B.C. Ferries three major southern routes should come as a surprise to no one. The writing has been on the wall for years that with increasing costs and decreasing numbers of people sailing between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, the status quo could not continue. The quasi-private corporation needed a major adjustment in the way it did business, and that meant choosing between reduced service levels or increasing fares to pay to maintain the current service level. It chose the former and will be saving close to $1 million annually by cutting 98 sailings on the Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay, Duke PointTsawwassen and Swartz-Bay-Tsawwassen routes beginning in October. Departure-Bay-Horseshoe Bay will have 18 round trips reduced and Swartz-Bay-Tsawwassen will have 32 trips scrapped. The biggest change comes at Duke Point-Tsawwassen with 48 round trips cut back over the fall and winter. Having that route’s last run on a Saturday at 3:15 p.m. will likely cause headaches for a number of travellers, but they can’t say they weren’t warned. Sailings on the route were often three-quarters empty and there were times crew members outnumbered passengers. It’s no way to do business and changes would have been made long ago in the private sector. B.C. Ferries suggests anyone wanting to travel to, or leave the Island, use the Departure Bay or Swartz Bay terminals. Some will no doubt cry foul, arguing the ferries are a link in Canada’s transportation system and should be available anytime they choose to use it. But those same people are up in arms when ferry fares increase. It can’t go both ways. Transportation off the Island is still available, only now it takes additional planning on the part of the public.

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Record Question of the Week This week: Fifty-three per cent of respondents said building an oil refinery in northern B.C. is a good idea. Next week: Instead of higher fares, is BC Ferries doing the right thing by cancelling 98 sailings on major routes? Visit www. comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Rec Recognizing the frustration caused by higher-thannormal traffic congestion, the City of Courtenay will do some Fifth Street Bridge work at night next week.

A fire in one basement suite caused the evacuation Wednesday afternoon of an entire 48-unit apartment building on 10th Street in Courtenay.

B.C. drinkers held for ransom Dear editor, I’d like to respond to the latest salvo from the Comox Valley Record’s favourite letter writer, Anne Bauman, on the potential privatization of the Liquor Distribution Board of BC. As expected, Ms. Bauman takes a linear view of the situation as simply a left/right political issue and fails to see the broader prospective from the public at large. Caught in the middle of this public/private tug of war as always are the consumers of British Columbia who are forced to pay absolutely ridiculous prices for beer, wine and spirits in our province. As someone who has lived in both Alberta and British Columbia, its amazes me at the almost comedic apathy from the general public when it comes to price gouging by the monopoly of the Liquor Distribution Board. The exact same bottle of wine in B.C.

The last time I checked it is 2012 and not the mid-1950s. Outdated union protectionist theories such as those espoused by Ms. Bauman should be thrown on the scrap heap of history.

❞ Derek Constantino

can be marked up as much as 25 per cent compared to retailers in Alberta and the shocking aspect is that a sizable portion of the product is made right here in British Columbia! Would local vintners not see a better return on their investment if antiquated taxes were repealed thus allowing their product to find its way on to shelves across the country? Would the consumer not be better served by having choice on

the products they purchase? Would lower taxes on beer/ wine not spur innovation and development of more microbreweries and wineries in B.C. with the spinoff effect of further employment? It is high time that the citizens of British Columbia demand the provincial government open up our liquor distribution systems to private enterprise, thus allowing for more choice, better service and lower prices. The last time I checked it is 2012 and not the mid-1950s. Outdated union protectionist theories such as those espoused by Ms. Bauman should be thrown on the scrap heap of history. In an attempt to protect a few hundred union jobs, our current model is holding ransom the consumers of British Columbia and forcing each and every one of us to pay outlandish prices for alcohol. Derek Costantino, Comox

Detours bad for downtown business Dear editor, In response to the Aug. 24 article in the Comox Valley Record concerning the traffic patterns that have changed due to the construction on the Fifth Street Bridge, I would like to make the following comment. The article stated that, “If you don’t have to go downtown or if you don’t have to travel over there, don’t do it.” However, there was no statement made concerning the change of the traffic patterns on Lerwick and Ryan Road and asking people to stay away from the businesses that exist in that area. As an employee working in the downtown core, this statement does not help the business community of Courtenay. The business community in Courtenay are struggling to keep their doors open and to maintain their

employee base. Statements like this are not helpful to the success of the business community in Courtenay. Marilyn Sedo, Comox Valley Editor’s note: We sympathize with business owners in the Comox Valley, which naturally includes downtown Courtenay — for years one of the quaintest

downtown shopping experiences left in Canada. The statement cited was made by an RCMP constable and meant as good advice during temporary traffic congestion and was not intended to ask people “to stay away from businesses.” The City of Courtenay is doing some of the bridge work next week at night and we hope that people who love shopping downtown will continue to do so.

She’s feeling powerless Dear editor, We have outdoor power outlets. We live in B.C. Housing — low-income housing for seniors. I caught two people plugging into my power and my neighbour’s. I called the police. The

response was, “It only cost you 20 cents; don’t worry.” Well, what about the trespassing and the invasion? Also, if 12 a week are doing this, it works out to $2.40. I cannot afford this, nor can my neighbours. Ruth Sparrow, Comox Valley


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Paying off bills hard these days Dear editor, On July 31, the Comox Valley Regional District board of directors passed the following incorrect motion: “That the Comox Valley Regional District advise the Sierra Club of Canada that it requires payment in full regarding the Sierra Club v. CVRD (Gas N Go) decision as directed by the British Columbia courts.” We cannot understand why the board passed this motion — nor why they created a media splash by putting the announcement of the decision on their agenda for the Aug. 28 meeting. This wording makes it sound like the board had no option but to pursue “payment in full” under the direction of the court. But that is not what the court said. The court did not stipulate that Sierra Club Canada was responsible for “payment in full.” It stipulated no amount. Precisely, what the BC Supreme Court determined was: “Both respondents will have an order for costs.” SCC’s counsel at the time negotiated a settlement with the respondents regarding what it would pay in costs to the respondents. By way of background, in the summer of 2009 Sierra Club Canada filed a suit against Gas N Go Petroleum North Ltd. and the Comox Valley Regional District in regard to the Gas N Go station on the Dyke Road. To date, including interest, we have paid out a little over $18,000. We have no outside sources of funding. All of this money has come from the people of the Comox Valley — and for this we are very grateful. Unfortunately, the toxic atmosphere created by the federal and provincial government in regard to environmental groups and donor fatigue, has made fundraising extremely difficult. Faced with this changed situation, we decided to do what any business or nonprofit organization would do — we tried to negotiate a revised agreement on costs payable to CVRD. CVRD is completely free to accept or decline a new settlement on costs. We offered all we could afford — a lump sum payment of $5,000 as a full and final settlement of the costs. The CVRD turned us down. Given the position of the CVRD, we are asking the folks in the Comox Valley to continue to be generous and help us get out from under this financial burden so we can focus completely on protecting this beautiful Valley from coal mines and this province from a pipeline and tankers down the coast. Mike Bell Editor’s note: Mike Bell is the co-chair of Sierra Club Comox Valley.

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Coal proposal a‘nightmare’ Dear editor, Ms. Waterman’s letter (Record, Aug. 29) doesn’t offer new information; it simply reflects the plethora of form letters we’ve all received and sites EA processes found on websites we’ve thoroughly researched. She assumes we’re prejudging this government’s EA process for Raven Coal when in fact; we’re using structured and established guidelines in the Environmental Assessment Act to measure the EA agencies’ performance on managing and guiding Raven coal’s legal requirements. Two years ago I asked the CEAA for evidence of environmentally responsible coal mining examples, anywhere in the world, and nothing has ever been produced. If Ms. Waterman thinks we ought to respect the long-standing arsenic and sulfate problems due to Quinsam Coal’s failure to deal with concerns expressed by scientists, and that it’s safe industry practice to have 30 times higher levels than provincial guidelines, I’d like to know what Environmental Assessment Act she’s reading? And, where’s this evidence of

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revenues from the mining industry going into health and education? Government cuts to health and education over the past few years don’t support this fairy tale. Perhaps Ms. Waterman should do her homework and earn the right to comment on our situation because, unlike Ms. Waterman who sits in an office in the big city, we’re here on the front lines, living and breathing this nightmare of a proposal. Her life, livelihood and lifestyle will never be adversely affected by the looming threat of this Raven coal mine, which has already negatively affect our lives and wasted our time. The unprecedented amount of opposition to Raven Coal exists because we are very well-informed of the process and the history because it’s our lives that are at stake. We live here, this is our home and it’s clear Ms. Waterman is advocating for something written for ads and brochures, far from our reality. Stacey Gaiga, Port Alberni Editor’s note: Stacey Gaiga is a member of Coal Free Alberni.

Restaurant hits the Spot Dear editor, I have to give a huge (!!!) shout-out to the staff of the White Spot restaurant in Courtenay. My dad has gone there almost every day for the past five years to enjoy his lunch. The staff all know him by name. They say hi. They know his lunch order. They stop and chat briefly amidst the craziness that is a restaurant lunch hour. They connect with him. And they cheerfully wish him a good day when he leaves.

But what has really touched me is the greeting the White Spot crew gave my dad this past weekend. My father moved recently and hadn’t been to the White Spot in four weeks. Staff member after staff member came by our table to say hi, to ask if my dad had been away, to ask if he was all right. To a person, they said they had wondered where my dad had been and were glad to see him. On learning that my dad had moved, one of

Get a grip, Christy Dear editor, Want to get people to vote for you in the next election, Christy? Do something about the outrageous salary, benefits and perks our government workers, officials and MLAs are

taking! We, the electorate, are fed up with this continual parade of wasteful spending. Get a grip — do your duty and stop it now! J. Logan, Courtenay

the staff, Jason Fowler, asked him if he would like to be picked up at his new home and be brought to the restaurant. Jason offered to do this on his day off, no less! He said he knew my dad really liked the White Spot and that all of the staff would want to make sure he could get down to the restaurant if he wanted to. The manager, Julie, came by a moment later. She offered to do the same thing! To say I was touched really is to make the understatement of the year. For whatever else there is in the world and our sometimessilly lives, there is also love. I’m thankful for this example, and I think others should be heartened by it, too. Paul Lidgate, Victoria

Promoting Continuing Education With the school year just getting underway this is a good time to remind students that the Comox Valley Community Foundation administers a number of scholarship and bursary funds on behalf of individuals, families and organizations. These funds cover a broad spectrum of interests and some are directed towards specific schools in the district. Students wishing to apply for one of these funds should begin now to work towards fulfilling the criteria that will determine if the student is deserving. The following provides a brief outline of the funds that are managed by the Community Foundation. Ben Bellamy Memorial Scholarship: Presented to a student attending Highland Secondary School. Beecher Developments Bursary: Two bursaries are available from a fund established by Beecher Developments Ltd. One is presented to a student pursing an academically oriented postsecondary course and the other is presented to a student whose focus is on a vocational program. DR. Robert E. Clarke Bursary: Awarded to a student who is pursuing a career in health sciences. Geoff Longland Memorial Bursary: Awarded to a student who will be studying engineering at the University of British Columbia. Arthur & Phyllis Ramsell Bursary: Students entering the area of nursing and general health care are eligible to apply to this fund. Bud Colbow Scholarship Fund: Students focused on studying for careers in the agriculture or forestry industries may apply if they are a resident of the Comox Valley. Students wishing to apply for any of these scholarships or bursaries should contact the Comox Valley Community Foundation for further information. Promoting the value continuing education through the creation of a legacy fund is a terrific opportunity to generate enthusiasm and establishing goals for youth in the community. If you would like to establish a special fund to help students achieve their goals contact the Community Foundation office today. Everyone benefits … The Comox Valley Community Foundation is an independent charitable organization created by and for the residents of the Comox Valley. Its primary purpose is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Comox Valley. This is accomplished by pooling the charitable gifts of many donors to create endowment funds that will provide an income that can be disbursed to a broad range of initiatives from health, education and social services to arts, culture and the environment. Donations made to the Foundation, whether during a donor’s lifetime or afterwards through a deferred arrangement, are generally invested in perpetuity. Currently The Foundation holds and administers over 70 charitable giving funds in addition to a number of pooled funds that allow the Foundation to respond to changing community needs and concerns. Since 1998 the Foundation has disbursed over 1 million dollars in grants to support local charitable organizations. To find out more about the Foundation and how you can help visit the website www.cvcfoundation.org

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Flowers. As a bassist in a guitar-dominated world, Matt yearns to break the contemporary mould of what makes a good bassist and in turn a good musician, constantly striving for stronger rhythms, dynamic earth-shaking pulse and tear-jerking melody, Matt blends the best of yesteryearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s influences with a fresh positive energy that demands attention everywhere he goes. Matty (the Animal) Stockman (drums/ vocals) was born in London, Ont. Matt is a drummerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drummer. His ability to find and take the groove to the next level with backup vocals adds to a dynamite rhythm section to any style of music. Bringing his colourful personality and wardrobe to the stage, he adds an undeniable depth to the music. Matt has been performing with the award-winning (Best Live Act Vancouver Island Music Awards) country/rock act the Turnpike Bandits for the past five years. Ashbury West presents its Neil Young tribute Sept. 7 at the Bridge Lounge in Courtenay. Advance tickets are at the Bridge and at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ashbury West

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BASSIST JOHN HYDE (pictured) and guitarist Jeff Drummond will play Sept. 14 at Coastal Black Winery in a kickoff to the annual Black Creek Fall Fair.

Wine, cheese and music mix Black Creek musicians helping to get ball rolling for fair The Black Creek Community Association and Coastal Black Winery have teamed up to provide a wonderful new addition to the annual community fair. A wine, cheese and jazz night will be hosted at Coastal Black on Sept. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening will consist of wine tastings, a tour of the winery, locally made hors d’oeuvres and jazz music. The purpose of the event is to celebrate local producers and performers and to provide an opportunity for socializing with old and meeting new friends. Coastal Black will feature the wine and provide tours of the winery. Black Creek musicians Jeff Drummond and John Hyde will complement the evening with first-class jazz music. Tickets are now on sale at the Black Creek Community Centre, Coastal Black Winery and the Gallery at Saratoga. The price for advance tickets purchased after Sept. 7 rises, if they are still available. For groups of four or more buying tickets

together at the Black Creek Community Centre, the designated driver receives a free ticket. Limited tickets are available. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 250-337-5190. The evening is the kickoff to the annual Fall Fair at the Black Creek Community Centre. The celebrations in Black Creek continue at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 starting with a pancake breakfast and more great music. Check out our website at www.bccaonline for more information or stay tuned for more details. — Black Creek Community Association

It hasn’t been easy, changing a bad reputation in such tough economic times, but since opening the Bridge Lounge in the summer of 2010 that has been the priority. Now with the reopening of the patio on the river and the new hours of operation management says it thinks it sees a glimmer of hope. The patio is financially the largest project planned for the future improvements of the Bridge Lounge and people are walking through the doors again to enjoy the view and share memories from years gone by. The team within the Bridge Lounge have a vision and the desire to see it through. “We want everyone in our community to be able to walk in at any time, feel comfortable, and enjoy their time with us,” Bridge management says. “We provide entertainment for all ages. We invite everyone (19+ of course) to come in, visit the new patio, get to know us and discover the variety of musical entertainment we present.” The Bridge Lounge is also available seven days a week for private functions if you are looking for a venue to host your event. Bookings are starting to fill up for Christmas parties already so be sure to book soon. The Bridge says it is proud to work closely with Ambassador Shuttle to ensure you have a safe way to and from home for a reasonable price. The patio on the river and the bar are now open daily from 1

THE BRIDGE LOUNGE has added a patio overlooking the Courtenay River. p.m. till closing. During the day, they deliver a variety of music to suit your mood, be it Latin, country or maybe top 40 hits as well as free live music every Thursday at 9 p.m. with Monkey Wrench, one of B.C.’s most successful cover bands from Courtenay. “We wish to thank everyone, past and present, for their ongoing and continued support. “Almost everyone can tell you a story or two about a past experience at our location and we wish to continue creating good times with great friends.” View www.thebridgelounge.com for evening events. — The Bridge Lounge

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Celebration Singers searching for tenors, basses Other voices sought, too, for local adult choir

DIRECTOR JENN FORSLAND and accompanist Sean Mooney are ready to start another season PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY of the Celebration Singers choir.

New novel out in e-book form Comox Valley writer Denise Sevier Fries has just launched her new novel Parca’s Forsaken on the popular e-book website Smashswords. It is an adult novel, recommended for 18 and older, which deals with contemporary issues like blogging and family relationships. The following is a short description: “What if the first time you met you mother was on her blog? Meeting without meeting. This is the journey of two women

separated by circumstance, who have a chance to reunite. But is it too late?” You can find this e-book at www. smashwords.com/ books/view/220931 or Google the word Smashwords, which will take you to the website where you can type in the author’s name to buy the book. The book can be downloaded on an e-reader or onto your computer. — Denise Sevier Fries

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The Celebration Singers will start a new season of song in September under the direction of Jenn Forsland. This adult choir has gained a reputation for singing beautifully blended harmonies, performing a joyful selection of sacred and secular pieces, and continually striving to improve technique. With a spiritual and gospel foundation, the choir celebrates a love of music and each rehearsal is a testament to this love affair. Celebration Singers welcomes new members to the choir, especially those who sing tenor or bass. The ability to read music is an asset, and a good ear is a must. The choir invites all new and previous members to the Sept. 10 first practice of the season at 7 p.m. at Highland Secondary School on Pritchard Road in Comox.

Under the ever-playful accompaniment of Sean Mooney, and Jenn Forsland’s nurturing perfectionism, Celebration Singers is looking forward to another year of great music. Two concerts a year, one at Christmas and a spring finale, allow the choir to share its music with friends and fam-

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LED BY DRUMMER Len Wilkie, the Lensmen will bring back music from the first half of the 20th century on Sunday at Simms Millennium Park.

Lensmen playing The Simms Saturday Evening Concert in the Park series will feature the Lensmen this Sunday. The performance will be an opportunity to hear some invigorating and authentic Dixieland and ‘40s music. The music starts at 7 p.m. and will be a tribute to Noel Thomas. Noel played cornet with the Lensmen until his death in June. Noel’s beautiful playing graced countless ears and hearts on the West Coast over the past 50 years. Many on Vancouver Island will be familiar with his performances at Butchart Gardens with the Butchart Buskers and later with the Desperation Jazz Band. 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 ‘40s. 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 Harlem Nocturne, Bye Bye Blackbird, Hernando’s Hideaway and St. James Infirmary. The Lensmen are Len Wilkie – drums,

Mike Eddy - piano, Al West – bass and Greg Sumner – cornet. Greg is the founder of the Cure All Jazz Band and is an encyclopedia of performance knowledge about the traditional style of jazz starting from the 1920s. Greg brings a wealth of showmanship, exciting cornet playing and marvelous vocals to the evening. Al is an extremely busy bass player in the Valley. You hear him everywhere. — Lensmen

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AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL comedy night on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 9 p.m. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-331-0334. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Legacy of Queneesh exhibit until Sept. 22. FMI: 250-338-6211 or www. comoxvalleyartgallery.com. CORRE ALICE GALLERY presents the Year of Awakening from Sept. 1 to 27. Opening reception Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Gallery at 2781 Dunsmuir Ave. in Cumberland. COURTENAY AND DISTRICT MUSEUM presents Upstairs at Wah Lee’s until Sept. 29. Summer hours Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4. Admission by donation. COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE auditions for The Magic Tinderbox, a traditional Christmas pantomime. Auditions at The Space (1625 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay, behind JET-FM). Sept. 7 for adults 7 to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 8 for ages 8-12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8 for ages 13-18 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. ELKS HALL in Courtenay offers open mic Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Summer music series Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. FMI: 250-334-2512. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox hosts Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. JOE’S GARAGE features Anela Kahiamoe and Richard Thompson in ukulele nights Thursdays at 8 p.m. MARTINE’S BISTRO features artwork by Martha J. Ponting until mid-September. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY in Comox open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. at 1729 Comox Ave. Althea White and Brenda Chalifoux-Luscombe Show and Sale from Aug. 28 to Sept. 9. Anniversary Members’ Show & Sale Sept. 3 to 11. Free admission. Located at 1729 Comox Avenue. FMI: www. pearlellisgallery.com or on Facebook. POTTERS PLACE in Courtenay open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mary Deveau featured artist for August. FMI: www.thepottersplace.ca or 250-3344613. WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends runs every Thursday, no cover. Visit www.waverleyhotel.ca. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ, bassist Tim Croft plays duets with different musicians in various genres Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anderson Jazz Syndicate performs on the last Friday of each month. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31 DAYGLO ABORTIONS at Waverley Hotel, 10 p.m. MURDER MOUSE BLUES BAND at Mex Pub.

Theatre at 5 p.m. Tickets at CVAG Gift Shop at 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay and Videos N More. FMI: www. comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250-338-6211.

Monday, Sept. 3 ARTISANS’ FESTIVAL at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: woodlandgardens.ca.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 BIRGIT KUIT in 1st Tuesday Fundraiser at Mex Pub. evening opens at 7:30 with set by host Judy and Bruce Wing, joined by Blaine Dunaway.

Friday, Sept. 7 ASHBURY WEST presents a Neil Young tribute, Bridge Lounge. Advance tickets at Bridge and door. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8.

Saturday, Sept. 8 RHYTHM ON THE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds in Courtenay. FMI: rhythmontherock.ca. C.R. AVERY and CHRISTA COUTURE at Cumberland Hotel. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8:30. Tickets at door. Advance tickets at hotel or at https://tickets.islandmusicfest.com. FIDDLEJAM plays at L’Arche Comox Valley’s Pig Roast and Barn Dance, Merville Community Hall, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets at Laughing Oyster, Blue Heron, Courtenay Country Market, Merville General Store and L’Arche Outreach Centre (1744 England Ave. in Courtenay). FMI: 250-334-8320.

Sunday, Sept. 9 RHYTHM ON THE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds in Courtenay. FMI: rhythmontherock.ca.

Tuesday, Sept. 11 TOOPY AND BINOO at Sid Williams Theatre, 3:30 and 6:30.

Friday, Sept. 14 JEFF DRUMMOND and JOHN HYDE playing at wine, cheese and jazz night at Coastal Black Winery, 7 to 10 p.m., a kickoff to annual Black Creek Fall Fair. FMI: 250-337-5190.

Saturday, Sept. 15 BRUCE and CHERYL HARDING present contemporary Christian music, 7 p.m. at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay. Admission by donation. Workshop 1 to 4:30 p.m. FMI: 250-3344961.

Saturday, Sept. 29 JENNIFER WARNES at Sid Williams Theatre. FMI: www. sidwilliamstheatre.com.

Sunday, Sept. 30 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY film series, Rialto Theatre at 5 p.m. Tickets at CVAG Gift Shop at 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay and Videos N More. FMI: www. comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250-338-6211.

Sunday, Oct. 14

ARTISANS’ FESTIVAL at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: woodlandgardens.ca.

COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY film series, Rialto Theatre at 5 p.m. Tickets at CVAG Gift Shop at 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay and Videos N More. FMI: www. comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250-338-6211.

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Christmas favourites. A cast of 14 professional singers, dancers and musicians have been hired and are ready to begin rehearsing on Nov. 19. This is the sixth annual production — a new show and new experience every year. Creator and director Katy Mayert now lives in the Comox Valley

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The second of two major festivals at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens will stretch over much of the Labour Day long weekend. Following the Art in Bloom Festival in the spring, the Artisans’ Festival takes over the sprawling property of almost 25 acres that owner Bryan Zimmerman has almost singlehandedly turned into a garden paradise. The Kitty Coleman gardens not far north of Courtenay are a great place to visit even when there’s not a festival happening. Following the many bark mulch-covered paths that wend their way throughout the grounds offers a welcome relief from everyday hustle and bustle. A combination of shrubs, flowers, fountains and unexpected pleasures such as a labyrinth provide a welcome respite. For three days this weekend, you get all that and more. Artisans working in a variety of media will display and sell their wares to augment your personal collection or to provide you with striking, artistic gifts for family and friends. The painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, writers and other artisans produce their creations from many media, including wood, stone, clay and canvas. All of the artisans

and artists who are participating in this year’s festival have been selected for the high quality of work that they produce. As you stroll along the many woodland paths or in quiet glades listening to the soothing sounds of falling water and wind in the trees, you will also be uplifted by the sounds from such musicians as Bruce and Judy Wing, Jorge Alfaro, Brad Prevedoros and Tracy Canill. Located just a 15-minute drive north of Courtenay off the Old Island Highway, these gardens are one of the jewels of Vancouver Island’s many attractions. The Artisans’ Festival at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2 from 10

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Puzzling… Fun by the Numbers: Here’s how it works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLES

WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE STARRED IN ACROSS 1 Kingston’s country 8 “Terrible” time for tots 12 Pep rally cry 15 La — Tar Pits 19 Fragrant 20 Headset half 22 “Act — age” 23 Not “Five Easy Pieces,” but the 1994 family film ... 25 Shape 26 Problems for vain people 27 Netman Arthur 28 Pipe fittings 29 Really wreck 30 Scout group 31 “This — be!” 33 “Zip- — -Doo-Dah” 34 Gloom-filled 35 Not “Three Amigos,” but the 1986 comedy ... 39 Small vise in a wood shop 42 — standstill 43 Israel’s — Aviv 44 Greek letters 45 She lived with TV’s Bradys 46 Train travel 48 “The Pickle” star Danny 51 Not “Road to Rio,” but the 1998 romantic drama ... 54 Compound of element #53 59 Eyeball 60 “Either you do it — will!” 61 Prudish sort 64 — dish (lab container) 65 Not “Rocky,” but the 1974 parody ... 70 Celestial ram 71 Prefix with surgery 72 Footed vase 73 Urban trains 74 Film preview 76 Not “Blue Steel,” but the 2004 satirical drama ... 81 Commotion 84 Minorca, e.g. 85 Bring — to one’s eye 86 African cobras 90 See 52-Down 91 Shih — 92 Boats’ rears 93 Not “This Gun for Hire,” but the 1999 monster movie ...

99 Track legend Ashford 100 Pianist Peter 101 Despot Idi 102 Bit of a bite 105 Multi-act show 106 TDs or RBIs 107 Sonar image 109 She left Ike 110 Swift steed 111 Not “Shine,” but the 1998 action comedy ... 115 Sheehy or O’Grady 116 Troop group 117 Old Buick 118 Cover girl Macpherson 119 Engine fuel 120 Overdue 121 Main dishes DOWN 1 Joshed 2 Old truism 3 Numskull 4 Greek war god 5 It has a small charge 6 Baby lion 7 At an angle 8 The “T” of MIT: Abbr. 9 Stop dozing 10 Space ball 11 Stretchy swimsuit 12 Vegas game 13 Hill dwellers 14 “Yoo-hoo!” 15 Coercively 16 Extirpate 17 Russia’s landmass 18 Sleeve bands 21 More vigorous 24 Wine region of Italy 29 Ontario’s capital, on a scoreboard 31 Bit part 32 Abstract art pioneer Jean 33 “Caught you!” 34 Thousand: Prefix 35 Jungle knives 36 Finger’s tip 37 WWII battle town in France 38 Toon pic 39 Taxi 40 Cessation of operations 41 West African country 46 Air, as an old episode 47 Walk — line 48 Gillette brand 49 “The devil — the details”

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Get your apples pressed, pasteurized in the Valley Starting in September, it will be possible to have your apples pressed into juice and pasteurized in the Comox Valley. Christal and Andy Quinn of Quinnwood Meadows and George Ehrler and Marla Limousin of Natures Way Farm and Blue Moon Winery have purchased a German-made mobile juicer. The business operates under the name Pressing Matter. Ster-

ile processing with high-tech equipment, innovative flash pasteurization and convenient Bag-in-the-Box packaging will allow everyone with a tree and limited freezer space the opportunity to enjoy the bounty of their harvest throughout the winter. Pasteurization allows safe storage of juice without refrigeration for one year and after opening, without refrigeration for up to

JUICING three months. Nonpasteurization is also an option. They are offering services to commercial orchards, private homeowners and non-profit organizations. For small or large orchards, the mobile juicer will come to you, with a minimum of 4,800 pounds (about six apple bins) of fruit. For individuals,

you can bring your apples to us. A minimum of 200 pounds are required per pressing (approximately one loaded tree). This will yield about 10 five-litre boxes of juice. Bring your fruit to the press and take home delicious pasteurized juice in a convenient and safe packaging system. For groups of neighbours with a minimum of 4,800 pounds, this could be a great time to gather people and

Alton group seeking members Lani Alton is a young woman confined to a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy. A society was set up in 2008 to assist her to meet her needs and create a desirable quality of life. At that time Lani did not have her own home with secure funding and her dream of living independently seemed almost impossible. In 2008 Lani could be seen in the blistering sun and the driving rain in front of the office of the local MLA, lobbying for adequate funding for her own care. Life has improved greatly for Lani since then. With the support of family, friends and community the Lani Alton Society was set up and a microboard of directors established. Community Living BC came through with secure funding and Lani was able to move

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into her own apartment. Over the past four years with the support of the microboard, Lani has been able to improve her housing, and access health services that help her manage her chronic pain, improve her abil-

ity to communicate and expand her community connections. “As a member of the microboard we take on the formal tasks of fundraising and advocacy that are important to ensure Lani’s needs are met and her vision of an independent life is supported. What has been inspiring for me is sharing Lani’s journey towards a more independent life,” says microboard chair David Stapley. “When Lani’s housing and support needs are met she has more freedom to work on overcoming the physical challenges that restrict her ability to communicate. She has greatly improved her verbal communication and her use of electronic communication tools,” says microboard member Kel Kelly. The microboard is looking for some new members who would

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like the opportunity to get to know Lani and participate with other members to support her in the tasks of advocating and fundraising. The job is often fun, and watching Lani move toward independence is very rewarding. The microboard operates informally, meeting in Lani’s home once per month. If you are interested, contact David Stapley (250897-1271) or Kel Kelly (250-337-8348). — Lani Alton microboard

share in a harvest-time celebration in your neighbourhood or community. Friends and neighbors might plan a tailgate party or barbecue while the pressing is going on. It can be a perfect opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise needed funding for their organization. You might plan an

Applefest as a fundraising project where the fruit is gathered from abandoned and unpicked trees and made into juice for a winter fundraiser. There is no waste. The pressing process leaves behind an almost completely dry mash which may be used as fertilizer, compost or in the case of an apple

mash, animal feed for sheep and cattle. For information about juicing your orchard, your community or neighbourhood or your fundraising project e-mail atinfo@ pressingmatter.ca to schedule our visit, call 250-338-9765 or visit www.pressingmatter. ca. — Quinnwood Meadows

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CADET RACHEL LAFITTE is presented with the Cadet Sword of Honour by Lieut.-Col. Lyle Johnson, Commanding Officer of Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre (left), and reviewing officer Col. David Anderson, Commander 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, Edmonton. PHOTO BY WAYNE EMDE

Sword of Honour to cadet Lafitte Cadet Master Warrant Officer Rachel Lafitte of Comox was awarded the VACSTC Sword of Honour at the final parade and sunset ceremony marking the end of the summer’s training at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre. The Sword of Honour was presented to the centre by the Eighth Reconnaissance Regiment (14 Canadian Hussars)

and is presented to the outstanding Company Sergeant Major, based upon performance throughout the summer. Cadet MWO Lafitte was the Sergeant Major for Delta Training Group. Cadet Master Warrant Officer Lafitte is a member of 1726 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps of Comox. After the final parade, the

cadets made their way to their homes in Western Canada. During the summer, 1,100 army cadets from Western Canada spent up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships. — Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre

Fifty of Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre’s drill and ceremonial instructor course cadets made the trip to Comox to conduct training at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Quadra. While there, the Air Cadets participated in the final lessons of their rifle drill training, including the firing of volleys and a Feu de Joie (a celebratory firing of guns). In the evening, the cadets prepared for “morning divisions” by practising a guard routine. The next morning they were inspected by the commanding officer of HMCS Quadra. The cadets also took the opportunity to participate in some friendly air versus sea rivalry in the form of a drill competition before heading back to Albert Head.

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ON JULY 17 Dwayne and April Sahlstrom got married on board the SS Klondike on the Yukon River in Whitehorse and took the Comox Valley Record with them.

THIS PICTURE (TAKEN Aug. 4) is of the Levins family taking the Comox Valley Record with them to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, to watch their son Cameron compete in the 5,000m and 10,000m races. Pictured in front of the Olympic Stadium are (from left): Jordan Levins, Karin Vanderhoek, Trevor Woodland, Barb Levins and Gus Levins. The family enjoyed all the incredible support from back home and said the Games were an awesome experience.

THE READER FAMILY took us with them to the London Olympics. They are seen here on an evening cruise on the Thames River that passed below London Bridge where the Olympic rings were suspended. From left: Canadian beach volleyball player Martin Reader, Cheyla Reader, Patrisha Reader and Norman Reader.

WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING THE NEWS, readers of the Comox Valley Record are number one. They enjoy packing a copy of their favourite hometown newspaper with them as they travel the globe to celebrate special occasions, visit friends and family, enjoy a relaxing vacation or see some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many historical and geographical landmarks. Take us along on your next trip and send your photo to sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com. or drop it off at our office.

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Crown Isle golfer Abigail Rigsby finished in a two-way tie for sixth place at the 2012 B.C. Bantam Girls Golf Championships at Mertitt Golf and Country Club this week (Aug. 27-28). She shot identical rounds of 76-76 to finish at eightover 152. Rigsby, 13, was tied for third place after Monday’s first round at the 5,282-yard, par 72 course. Rigsby was the top Vancouver Islander (of three) in the 15-player field. Katherine Chan of Richmond roared to a five-under 67 on Tuesday to finish at four-under 140 and take top spot at the tourney. The bantam girls championship (held in conjunction with the bantam boys championship) is contested annually for players aged 13 and younger as of the last day of the competition. Club Champs Rigsby won the recent Crown Isle Ladies Club Championship with a 153 (76-77). Mark Valliere, 17, won the Men’s Club title with a 135 score – his second-round 64 tied the course competitive record. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

A number of junior cyclists from the Comox Valley had a very rewarding weekend at the BC Provincial Track Cycling Championships, held Aug. 24-26 in Victoria. The Victoria Velodrome is a 333-1/3 metre outdoor track created for the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games. Left as a legacy to the B.C. cycling community following the Games, political disputes within the greater Victoria metropolitan area resulted in the track being closed for a number of years, and there was considerable fear that the entire cycling community would lose an important legacy. As a result of a great deal of hard work by the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association as well as individual members of the Vancouver Island cycling community, the track was officially re-opened last year. The velodrome is truly a regional training facility, with junior riders from the Comox Valley regularly making the trek south to train throughout the spring and summer months. The training paid off with local riders winning a total of 11 medals over the weekend against the top competition in the province. The most prestigious race of the provincial championships is the Omnium, a series of races which tests a rider’s speed, endurance, and pack-racing skills. James Grant won the gold medal in U15 Men, while his brother Mark Grant came away with the bronze. Jess Reynolds took the silver in the U15 Women’s Omnium. Andrew Grant was crowned U19 Men’s provincial Sprint champion. However, he won’t have much time to savour his victory as he is off to represent B.C. at the Canadian Track Cycling Championships,

JESS REYNOLDS (at left in top photo) shares a lighter moment with London Olympic medallist Gillian Carleton assisting her at the starting line. At right: B.C. Sprint champion Andrew Grant is on his way to Nationals.

The weekend was capped off in style when the Comox Valley juniors received their medals on the podium from London Olympic medallist (Women’s Team Pursuit) Gillian Carleton, herself a local track racer from Victoria.

Sept. 12-18 in Dieppe, N.B. James Grant also won the gold in the U15 Men’s Matched Sprint, followed closely by his brother Mark with silver. Kia van der Vliet received the bronze medal in the U17 Wom-

en’s Matched Sprint. In the Individual Pursuit category, James Grant took the silver (U15 Men) and Jess Reynolds the bronze (U15 Women). James Grant took silver and Mark Grant bronze in

the Keirin, a unique race popular in Japan in which the riders follow a motorcycle at increasingly higher speeds for the first few laps of the race, and then continue on to challenge each other for the win once the motorcycle pulls off. The weekend was capped off in style when the Comox Valley juniors received their medals on the podium from London Olympic medallist (Women’s Team Pursuit) Gillian Carleton, herself a local track racer from Victoria.


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A pair of aces The competition at Sunnydale to determine a team for the 2012 International Pairs golf tournament proved interesting. Tyler VanAnrooy’s sizzling 66 was instrumental in clinching victory for himself and partner Robin Ward. But it was not that simple. On their final hole, number 10, VanAnrooy chipped in for a birdie and a final Stableford point tally of 45 which left them in a tie with two other teams. Last year, the fatherand-son team of Gord and Jordan Rallison had the best Stableford score but lost on a count-back. So finding themselves yet again tied for first place, Jordan insisted on a playoff format. It was heartily agreed to by the other two teams. A thrilling threehole playoff ensued and VanAnrooy and Ward prevailed. Rallison said, “Even though

we lost the playoff I feel satisfied that Tyler and Robin won fair and square.” The winners will now represent Sunnydale at a two-round tournament at Crown Isle on Sept. 29-30. If they win against the other 35 teams representing various clubs from western Canada they will be off to Pebble Beach for the world championship. “All the best, Tyler and Robin,” a Sunnydale spokesperson said. – Sunnydale Golf Course

Courtenay lawn bowlers did it again at the Applebee’s Mixed Fours on Aug. 18-19. They dished out defeats – even down to a three-end playoff – as the latest “Green Team” Vern Greenhill, Rick Quibell, Mary Mulligan and Helen Ryley won best-two-of-three playoff ends to defeat the other four-game winner. Vern Hagstom, Keith McMann. Anne Ashdown and Margaret Coleman gave a good showing (in the battle of the Verns) for second place. The Steve Forrest team of Port Alberni led the three-game winner teams of Mick Banks of Parksville, Art Ferguson of Parksville and hometown heroes Pat Chambers, Cal and Myrna Viers and Henri Saucier placed sixth after the ends won had been counted. Thanks to the greens committee, food committee and especially those who dressed up country western style to add to the fun of it all. The team of Dean Penny, Cath, Chris and Don Wiseman won

Best Dressed Team and Sandra Metcalf of Nanaimo won the Best Dressed Cowgirl. 2013’s theme will be pirates. On the club scene: Friday Aggregate has four more weeks to go and Dean Penny tops the list of 32 competitors with 30 points. Cec Kerr has 25 and Lorna Setter has 22. Three tied at 20 points are Gary Rhindress, Linda Meers and Peter Cartwright. Mixed Pairs has Frank Lo and Helen Ryley giving Archie and Linda Harris a run with eight points. Bill and Irene Whitehouse, Vern Greenhill and April Gilchrist, and Henri Saucier and Sandy Tonnellier

are even up with six points. With two more weeks to go, it is anyone’s game. Wednesday Mixed League has a logjam with no clear leader. Webber Singles has Archie Harris and Melie Ursulom tied with 18 points and no losses in the lead. Vern Greenhill is threatening with 16 points and Pat Cutt is toddling along with 14 points. Again, a big thank you to games chair Peter Harding who works out this complicated schedule of markers and players. Coming up is the Fundraising Carnival on Sept. 1. There is a $20 entry fee per player, lots of fun games and you may

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Challenging trails put riders to the test when the B.C. Cup mountain bike race series paid a visit to Mount Washington Alpine Resort on the weekend. Mount Washington bike park manager Mike Manara said the weekend was a great success, with over 220 athletes from around B.C. competing for provincial titles. “Great weather and the trail conditions were ideal,” Manara said. “One of the feature parts of the event, especially in the downhill race, was we were able to use the Monster Mile race course off the top of the Eagle. We couldn’t use it last year because there was too much snow. “That course is known in B.C. as one of the toughest and gnarliest downhill tracks in all of Western Canada. It has a bit of prestige. You can compare it to the Lake Louise downhill of skiing, that’s kind of the equivalent in the mountain biking

world.” Announcer Brett Tippie, described by Manara as one of the godfathers of freeride mountain biking, manned the mic both days. “He knows all the athletes and riders and MCs events all over the country,” Manara said. “He’s a fun, enthusiastic guy. He gets the crowd into the race and keeps the riders involved.” Thirty-three cyclists showed up for the B.C. Cup cross-country final on Aug. 25. Wade Luksay (United Riders of Cumberland) of Comox finished first in a fiverider field in the 30+ Citizen Men race. Emily Johnston of Comox rode uncontested to victory in the U15 Women division while in the U19 Citizen Men, Evan Luksay (United Riders of Cumberland) of Comox was first and Kieran Nilsen (United Riders of Cumberland) of Comox was second in the two-rider division. On Aug. 26, 154 competitors challenged Mount Washington’s legendary Monster Mile in the seventh

Block Stars tops in beach v-ball The Block Stars beach volleyball team may want to stay away from fatty foods and roller coasters for awhile, as their hearts might not be able to take any more stress for awhile. The team took the Comox Valley Sports & Social Club’s Intermediate A Tier championship last Wednesday, but not before living on the edge in both of their playoff games. They managed to dispatch the A* Team with a 2-1 sets victory, pulling off the 15-14 squeaker of a victory on the tiebreaking set. Apparently not content with just one nailbiter on the night, the team captained by Justin Petras and Megan Sidey again took it to the last point in the last game against Balls In Your Face before emerging victorious again by a 15-14 (2-1 sets) final. The A* Team rebounded to win in straight sets (2-0) over Unprotected Sets for third overall. The Intermediate B Tier final saw the Dirty Sets, captained by Jonathan Welsh and

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thoner Janet Green, 58, of Courtenay, notched another one with a finishing time of 4:16:20 on the hilly course. Organizers note it was Green’s 266th marathon. In the half marathon, Wayne Crowe (Extreme Runners/ Asics), 56, of Comox was the overall winner in a very impressive time of 1:23:04, also a course record. Veteran racer Diane Palmason continues to amaze as she completed the race in 2:13:30, eclipsing her time from last year and showing she is getting better, not older. Organizers note the 74-year-old Comox competitor was the oldest runner in the race. Winner of the women’s half marathon was Lisa Morrow, 44, of Powell River in a time of 1:40:15. Full results can be seen on the race website at http://www.avidfitness.ca/rock/. Many of the friendly

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to many skaters who felt that they had done what they wanted to with their free skating and are looking for a new avenue in their skating. In time we would like to see this develop into a team,” Ladret said. “We are also very excited to be welcoming some new out-oftown members. Many saw skater Dustin Lucas in his other passion, musical theatre, while performing (with brother Conor) in the CYMC production of Les Mesirables.” Ladret noted skaters spread their wings again this summer with several members taking advantage of being out of school to train in other locations. Jade Paganelli spent three weeks in Ontario

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n the broad sense of migrations and travel routes, the Strait of Georgia is an important highway for many species of salmon. However for the majority of local anglers it is the chinook salmon that travel the mysterious highway currents of the strait that attract the most attention. For the past month one of the most important stopovers for chinook has been The Hump at Kitty Coleman. I know of one evening catch of seven chinook by four local anglers – that is good fishing. Several fish have been weighed in at over 30 pounds. These are migrating stocks headed for any of the multitude of rivers that drain into the strait and other waters in Washington. They do not stay long in our waters, but when they stop for feeding breaks they produce some excellent fishing if you are present during their feeding forays. Fish have been taken throughout the day – but the evenings have been especially productive. During the evening do not hesitate to fish the inside waters from Kitty Coleman to Seal Bay because the salmon follow the bait toward shore as it moves into shallow water to feed. For this holiday weekend there should be some good bites at low-water slacks during the midday and evening bites on the high-water slacks. The 200-foot shoals north of Little River and the Powell River ferry lane can be productive if you see bait on your sounder. Cape Lazo should be good for passing fish and also for fall chinook headed for the Puntledge. The 60- to 100-foot waters from the Bell Buoy to below Palliser Rock can be an important staging area for in-bound fall chinook to the Puntledge and should be good for the rest of September. If you are fishing this area and notice seagulls actively feeding on the shallow waters of the shoals it is an opportune time to do some jig fishing with Buzz Bombs and other drift lures because there is a good possibility of feeding chinook and coho in the schools of baitfish. If you are an avid troller, the whole east side of Hornby Island off the 160- to 200-foot

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depth is an important travel route for migrating chinook and coho. Again, if you see active seagulls (especially small Franklins) workings schools of bait near inshore waters of 30 to 60 feet there

is more often than not salmon feeding in the same schools. Try jigging. The 140- to 200foot waters off Flora should be productive, but be careful because these rocky shoals

are hard on downrigger balls. The waters off Tribune Bay have held good quantities of bait most of the summer and should not be overlooked for coho, feeder and home-bound Qualicum chinook. The shoals off the Qualicum Rivers should be producing chinook this weekend. Beach fishing for pinks and coho continues and should produce excellent results at the various stream shorelines from Oyster Bay to Nile Creek. Early morning high slacks are good times to be on the beaches because the fish should be near the shore. Lingcod season and rockfish in our waters will close at the end of September. The midday low tides are good times to target lings on rocky outcrops in depths from 30 to 200 feet; bait and suitable jigs work. Remember rockfish do not survive catch-and-release very well so it makes sense to avoid them if possible after you have kept your one fish limit. Halibut – Yes we have some in local waters. I received the following variation order number 2012328: “Recreational fishing for halibut under the B.C. tidal water license will close effective 23:59 hours Sept. 9 for the balance of the year.” This variation order covers all coastal waters in British Columbia. Shellfish – Last week Chuck Ashcroft

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July 5, 1963-August 21, 2012 Father, Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Mentor, Musician, Artist. It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of our dearly loved Blair. He gave so much wisdom, strength and courage during his 2 year journey living with ALS. He passed with peace and acceptance and a smile on his face. Blair was a proud and loving father to his 12 year old son Max. They shared a deep appreciation for listening and creating music together and had many many hours of true connection with song and word. For 23 years, Blair shared his life with his wife, best friend and soul mate Cathy Silversides. He was dearly loved and will be forever missed by his parents Arnold and Anne Polischuk and brother Darrin Polischuk and wife Paulina. He will be fondly remembered as â&#x20AC;&#x153;awesome Uncle Blairâ&#x20AC;? by all his nieces and nephews (Amanda, Jessica, Jay, Niko and Kyra). His quick and often quirky sense of humour was always understood and well appreciated by his sister-in laws Karen Christie and husband Wade and Linda Davidson and husband Rick as well as his mother and fatherin law Pat & Dave Silversides. Blair was a wonderful storyteller and captivated all his friends during our many neighborhood dinner â&#x20AC;&#x153;clanâ&#x20AC;? parties. Good food, good drinks and beautiful conversations we all shared will be forever remembered. Blair was passionate about everything he thought, did and said. He was intensely curious and fully embraced so many different joys in life: music, photography, business & marketing, teaching, cooking, bonsai, skiing, nature, fatherhood and friendship. Blair was so grateful for all the care received from his Angels which include his â&#x20AC;&#x153;assistantsâ&#x20AC;? Dana and Tammie, his Vancouver team at the ALS Clinic (Brigitte, Gwyn, Amy, Dr. Briemberg), his therapists at home (Shannon, Jen, Carol, Meg) and his physicians Dr. Konway and Dr. Fehlau. Thank you for your expertise, wisdom and care. We will forever miss you Blair, but take comfort in knowing you are with us, everywhere. We wish him best light and the good feel of musical rhythm forever. We love you, always. There will be a Gathering for Blair on Thursday September 6th at 3pm at the Union Bay Community Hall. Please join us. All are welcome. In lieu of gifts, donations can be made to the ALS Society of BC.

Hugh (Joe) Johansen October 26, 1931 - August 22, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Hugh (Joe) Johansen. Joe is survived by his wife of 30 years Phyllis, 3 children from his first marriage (Larry, Karen, Peter), and 3 step-children (Brenda, Vern, Glen) and families. He is also survived by his good friend of many years Ken Seymour. Joe served in the Military for 25 years before retiring in 1976. He then started a new career working at the BC Liquor Stores in the Comox Valley. By his request, there will be no official service.

Neil, Roderick (Rod) Earle Rod (Rocky) was born on May 14th, 1953 in Exeter, Ontario and passed away suddenly on Friday, August 24th 2012. Arriving with his family in Courtenay at the age of twelve, Rod grew up on 16th Street. Rodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was a hard one. He was the square peg that couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit into the round hole. In his later years every day was a challenge for Rod but he never ever complained. Rod appreciated and would often tell of random acts of kindness from the community always ending with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can you believe it - wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that great?â&#x20AC;?. Rodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big smile and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hi, how ya doin?â&#x20AC;? will be missed by many. We would like to thank the exceptional support staff from Community Living Programs who tried so hard to make Rodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life better through the years. Also many thanks to the community for being so good to Rod. Rod was predeceased by his father Earle Neil and brother Dennis Neil. He leaves behind a family who loved him, mother Rheta Neil, sister Terri (Cliff), sister Heather (George), brother Larry (Mary), nephews Josh, Bryce, Keith, Justin and niece Corinne.

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GĂśte (Leif) Roland Svensson August 8th, 1932 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; August 22nd, 2012 After raging against the dying of the light, on Wednesday the 22nd of August, 2012, GĂśte Leif Roland Svensson chose his moment and walked into that good night. Leif is survived by his wife Irja, their children Mark and Tina, Tinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband Mike Stevens and their sons Scott and Alex as well as Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife Teresa (nee Vanderkemp) and their son Malcolm. Leif was preceded in death by his brothers Karl-Erik and Lasse, his sister Ulla-Britt and his cousin Ove. His surviving sisters Gullan and Marianne both live in Sweden. Born in Almhult, Sweden, Leif had an adventurous spirit and never truly felt at home until he came to Canada. When Leif first arrived in Canada he worked as a logger in the woods of Ontario and then after returning to Sweden and marrying Irja they moved to Vancouver in 1964 eventually settling in Courtenay in 1974. Although Leif spent his working days building up North Island Gutters, his true passions remained reading, music and gardening, interests perfectly suited to his Comox Valley paradise. Leifâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last year was spent at Cumberland Lodge amidst the kindest, most compassionate caregivers. They were a second family in a second home and their thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. Although Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slowed Leifâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s later years he never lost that spark that made him special. Leifâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dry wit and big heart will be missed by everyone that met him. In lieu of flowers consider making a donation to Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Society Canada and give someone you love a hug.

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There will be noise generated by the crew and equipment during construction. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

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Kilpatrick Avenue will be closed to vehicle trafďŹ c from 7:00 p.m. until approximately 7:00 a.m. the next morning. TrafďŹ c will be detoured via posted side streets. All vehicles parked in the area of construction during these times will be towed. Sidewalks will remain open to permit pedestrian access.

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Questions regarding this project can be directed to the Operations Division at 250-338-1525. The City of Courtenay extends their thanks for your cooperation and patience while we undertake this work.

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NAR-ANON- If a family member or friend is using drugs, how does it affect you? We can help. Call Rene 3342392, Sharon 339-7906 or Jack 334-3485. SAINT JUDE - O Holy St. Jude apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke our special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to who God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me on my present urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name know, and cause you to be invoked. Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Gloriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Publication must be promised; St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. This Novena has never been known to fail. This Novena must be said for nine consecutive days.

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: 3 personal packs (sleeping bags, personal stuff, etc.), Aug. 12, Black Creek area. Call (250)338-0840.

This permanent position will average 30 hours/week. The successful candidate will possess extensive knowledge in accrual basis accounting and will be an intermediate or higher level user in Microsoft Excel. We offer an extremely competitive remuneration package and a positive, enthusiastic workplace.

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A & D Exteriors Ltd. in Airdrie, AB is looking for Experienced Siders, Batten and Hardie Crews for new home construction IMMEDIATELY. Must have own tools and transportation. Please Call Doug or Dave 403-948-5580

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Comox Fireplace & Patio requires an Accounting Professional to perform the following functions: â&#x20AC;˘ Full cycle accounting (daily sales, A/P, A/R, payroll, ďŹ nancial statements, variance analysis) â&#x20AC;˘ Employee beneďŹ t plan and Work Safe BC administration â&#x20AC;˘ I.T. maintenance and troubleshooting

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LOST: iPhone in black case Aug 15 in Comox at movie under the stars. If found please call 250-890-0675 LOST NEAR beach access off Curtis Rd. Electronic Control 2â&#x20AC;? x 8â&#x20AC;? black cylinder with short aerial. Reward. 250-339-5666

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School District 72 (Campbell River)

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School District No. 72 is seeking applications for the following positions:

...is looking for a dedicated, detail oriented person wanting to work 1624 hours per week. Must understand customer service and be willing to learn the retail footwear industry. Those of you up to the challenge please reply to Box 4507 at this newspaper by September 12, 2012.

Senior Payroll Clerk Maintenance Tradesperson (Electrician)

For details of these postings, please check the School District’s web site at www.sd72.bc.ca School District 72 • Campbell River CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

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- Courtenay Job Options BC Courtenay is a placement and training program. We have services for youth 18 or older; if you are unemployed, and not eligible for EI, check us out. Job Options BC Courtenay offers a full range of services tailored to meet your individual needs, including: Classroom Training - Training allowances for four weeks of full time career development training aining - Career Exploration - Social Media and Job Search - Targeted Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Interview and Job Search Strategies Short Term Certificate Training - Customized to meet your goals - Options such as First Aid Training, WHMIS, Food Safe, PEAK Retail Training, & Basic Security Training

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator 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 CHILD/YOUTH CARE WORKERS, required to support children with disabilities to enjoy community activities and to assist with social skill development. Experience with Autism, family centered practice and working independently as well as part of a team are assets, but more important is a positive attitude towards people with disabilities, a caring nature and a willingness to learn. Applicants must have reliable transportation, and be available for a variety of shifts including afternoons, evenings and weekends. A criminal record check will be required. Submit resumes to: Attn: Debby Tutt, Out Of School Care Service, 237 - 3rd Street. Courtenay, B.C. V9N 1E1 or fax: 338-9326 or email to oosc@cvcda.ca.

BIKE MECHANIC - Individual with bicycle mechanic ability and retail sales aptitude is required immediately by a busy dynamic Comox bike shop. Personable, confident, selfmotivated team players are desired. Email resumes to: simcycle@shaw.ca or drop off at Simon’s Cycles 1841 Comox Ave. Please no phone calls. Busy Afterschool Care looking for p/t employee mon-fri 2:30-5:30 Starting in Sept. 250-792-0054 for interview

GROCERY STORE PRODUCT SAMPLERS Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Food Demonstrator 6-10 days a month in major grocery & department stores. Job Description: You must be outgoing, able to work on your own, enjoy talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: Fri & Sat and/or Sat & Sun (the 2 days vary; you need to be available any 2 of the 3 days) from 11-5, 11-6 or 12-6. Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Able to stand 6-7 hr./day • Own a vehicle to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training via DVD at no charge.

EXPERIENCED SERVER required by Whistle Stop Pub. See Barry or Tammy, M-F, between 9 & 11.

DECORATOR NEEDED for Comox Valley & Campbell River area. Experience with window treatments helpful. Must have car. Contact Nahid at nahid.rabiee@3dif.ca

SALES REPS for Business Cards Directory. No exp. needed. $10.25/hr. or 20% commission which ever is higher Bob 250-338-0751.

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

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SUSHI CHEF, Full-time Cook and experienced Servers needed. Drop off resumes to Ichiban Sushi, 932 Fitzgerald Ave., Courtenay. No phone calls please.

Call JMP Marketing toll-free at 1-800-991-1989, press ext. 21 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979

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Work Experience and Job Placement - Wage Subsidy - Job Placement Support - Employment support funds

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AUTOMOTIVE SALESPERSON

Courtenay Mazda has been in the Comox Valley for over 20 years and have built our relationships on integrity and trust.

Working together to help keep BC strong

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Health Care Assistants

Needed in North Island Get on the fast track to a new career in 38 Weeks Campbell River – There’s a desperate need for Health Care Assistants on North Vancouver Island. In fact, B.C.’s healthcare sector has grown by 28% since 1997 and employers are struggling to fill job vacancies. Much of the demand is due to increases in the senior population. Health Care Assistants provide personal care, companionship and other important medical support services. Be in Demand as a Certified Health Care Assistant Discovery College, in Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville and Nanaimo, offers an accelerated 38 week program in Health Care Assisting. Even with focused, short-term training we can barely keep up with employer demand. 100% of the latest Discovery graduating class found Scan here jobs upon completion. to lean Is a Rewarding Career in Health Care Assisting more

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We are in a new building that is surrounded by 2 other import dealerships. We are looking to expand our sales team to accommodate the surge of traffic. We are currently recruiting a person who is: -energetic -motivated -a team player -looking for a long term career Our commitment to training is second to none. If you’d like to be a part of the excitement, e-mail your resume to: mazdareception@shaw.ca Attention: General Manager

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NEWSPAPER

GOLDSMITH WANTED Experienced in sizing, solders and stone setting. Custom work. Good customer relations. Send resume to rzilkie@gmail.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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HELP WANTED

CITY OF COURTENAY

YARD PERSONS

“A VISION FOR THE FUTURE”

Required by local hardware building supply company. The person we are looking for should be able to lift heavy objects, operation of a forklift preferred. Needs to have attention to detail, be neat in appearance and be able to handle customers in a tactful and pleasant manner. Must have valid drivers license. Please bring your resume to:

Courtenay is an innovative, vibrant and growing City that works together to provide opportunities and excellent services making our community a great place to live, work and do business.

Central Builders’ Supply Ltd, Home Hardware Building Centre

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

MUNICIPAL ENGINEER

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed Comox RTE # 587 Stewart, Balmoral, Arbutus, Alder & Comox Ave

A dynamic career opportunity exists for a Municipal Engineer in the City’s Operational Services Department. To find out more, go to our website at www.courtenay.ca and click on employment opportunities.

HELP WANTED

RTE#547 Glacier View Dr. & Queenish Trailer Park

HELP WANTED

RTE#600 Pritchard,Cedar, Birch,Balsom, Bryant & Victoria Court

610 Anderton Avenue Contact: Brian Buttnor at yard gate

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Instructor, Health Care Assistant (HCA 110) Posting #100414 Mount Waddington Regional

Instructor, Interactive Media & Design (IMG 230) Posting #100403 Comox Valley Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to these postings.

HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Emcon Services Inc., Road and Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for Auxiliary Heavy Duty Mechanics, preferably with experience repairing and maintaining highway maintenance equipment. These positions are based in our Nanaimo (Duke Point) and Parksville yards. Qualifications include: • Valid BC Driver’s Licence (minimum Class 3 / air). • Proven fleet maintenance experience • BCTQ in heavy duty or commercial transport mechanics • Motor Vehicle Inspection Ticket • Good knowledge of trade related worksite safety • Proven work experience on industry related heavy-duty equipment; such as gravel trucks, plow trucks, winter maintenance attachments, loaders, graders, sweepers, mowers and backhoes Qualified applicants are invited to submit résumés, along with photocopy of driver’s licence, an up-todate driver’s abstract and references to support mechanical experience to: Emcon Services Inc., 3190 Royston Road PO Box 1300, Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 FAX: (250) 336-8892 Email: island@emconservices.ca

NOW HIRING

Dogwood Dental is looking for a full or part time Certified

RTE # 525 Bolt, Linshart, Marten, Cheetah, Anderton

Dental Hygienist

RTE # 668 Anderton, Lannan, Tartan, Cypress & Austin

to join Dr. Lathangue and his team.

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

Email Resume to: carmen@dogwooddental.com or drop your resume off at 150 Dogwood Street, Campbell River

Comox Valley Record Hours:

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.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY

TOWN OF COMOX

We currently have the following openings:

Area Planner Road Foreman Maintenance Supervisor Certified Millwrights Millwright/Planerman Technician Detailed job postings can be viewed at

CAREER OPPORTUNITY The Town of Comox invites written applications for a 9-month Seasonal Parks Position. For complete details, please go to our website at: www.comox.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities”.

http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Grapple Yarder Operators (144,044) • Hooktenders • Chasers • 2nd Loader/Buckers • Hydraulic Log Loader/Hoe Forward Operators • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers (Pacific) • Heavy Duty Mechanics. Full time with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

C H A I R R E N TA L

SALES

Now available from $400 - $750 New modern downtown salon in Courtenay is looking for seasoned stylists. This is an exciting opportunity for Stylists to do contemporary work. Weekly hair cutting seminars are included with the chair rental.

REAL ESTATE CAREER INFORMATION SEMINAR. Ever wondered about being a realtor?? Come on down to 350–17th Street Courtenay, B.C. Behind PetroCan Thursday,Sept 27th, 2012 7:00-8:30 P.M. Limited seating. RSVP 250-898-8790

Claude Bigler & Friends 442-B Duncan Avenue, Courtenay

778 992 0029 claude@claudebigler.com • www.claudebigler.com

SALESPERSON NEEDED HATCHERY TECHNICIANS FARM TECHNICIANS OPERATIONAL ACCOUNTANT BC’s largest aquaculture firm is currently recruiting for a number of seasonal and full-time positions. Along with challenging work and competitive wages we offer an excellent benefits package including medical, extended health, dental, life insurance and pension plan. To find out more, go to our website and click on careers and apply as directed. www.marineharvestcanada.com

Island Honda is a well established dealership that has been selling and servicing its customers vehicles in the Comox Valley for over 25 years. Our new state of the art facility carries an extensive range of both new and used vehicles. Our brand new service bays and convenient drive thru service, commits us to be number 1 in customer satisfaction. Join our winning team today and start a career in Sales! Sales experience is a definite asset, although we will train the individual who shows the right skills and abilities. $1,000.00 monthly sales BONUS paid to top performers, plus excellent sales compensation plan. • Exciting fast paced position • On-going training • Full management support • Full benefit package Bring resumes in person to:

ISLAND HONDA

ISLAND HONDA

1025 Comox Road, Courtenay or email to: sales@islandhonda.ca

TRADES, TECHNICAL COLLISION REPAIR Technician required by busy accredited Collision Repair Shop. Permanent F/T. Email resume to: collisiontech@shaw.ca Journeyman Mechanic Do you love the outdoors? OK Tire in Terrace, B.C. NOW HIRING! Excellent renumeration for successful applicant. Fax resume to (1)-250-635-5367 Attn. General Manager or Email: momack@citywest.ca

NOOTKA SOUND TIMBER Requires the following:

Hydraulic Loader Operator/Hoe Chucker • Grapple Yarder Operator • Hooktender Level III OFA would be an asset. Operates on Nootka Island on a 14&7 or 10&4 shift

Fax resume to 250-594-1198 or nootkasoundtimber@gmail.com

WORK WANTED MICHAEL’S HANDYMAN & Maintenance Services. Senior discounts. (250)339-1958.


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WORK WANTED

ELECTRICAL

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TRUCK HAULING Services. Competitive rates and reliable service. Please call 250-6501598 or visit valleyhauling.com

JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, C.R. 250-203-5773 or C.V. 250-650-5773 (cont:98365)

#250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. Some Alder avail.

PERSONAL SERVICES ESCORTS ALL PRO Escorts & Strippers, 24-hour service. Visa/MasterCard. Always hiring. Fast friendly service.250-897-3332. www.allproescorts.com www.allprostrippers.com Stiff? Sore? Stressed out? Relax and unwind with Nicole! Sensuous massage for the discriminating gentleman. Call (250) 339-4104 or visit www.cvmassage.com

MIND BODY & SPIRIT “FREE PEDICURE” When you book a Facial. Includes 15 min. massage Instant visible & Long lasting results. Call now 250-941-0888 Chisel Hair Salon

HOLISTIC HEALTH HOLISTIC WEIGHT Loss. Dr Simions’ Protocal. Free information and consultation. Please call 250-339-9960 www.comoxvalleyhcg.com

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS LEARN TO SEW with an accomplished dressmaker who has studied tailoring & fashion design. 1 time /week for 5 wks, $100. starting week of Sept. 9. Info: pls call (250)400-8449.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HANDYPERSONS HOME REPAIR & Maintenance Service. Interior or Exterior. Call Les for Free estimate at 250-898-8887. WAYNE’S HANDYMAN & Reno. Service. 20+yrs exp. in carpentry, decking, fencing, framing, finishing, drywalling, mudding, painting. Small jobs ok. 250-339-0879

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Great Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 30 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate. Call Steve, 250-218-7185. MORGAN’S HOME Repairs Carpentry, Minor Plumbing, Elec etc. 30yrs exp. Reas rates. Ken 250-218-1789.

SEASONED FIRE Wood $150 a cord, includes delivery. Call 250-331-9077 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE LEATHER CHESTERFIELD and swivel/recliner chair with otoman, $300. Floor model stereo with 2 tape decks, 2 equalizers, record player and 2 HUGE speakers, $80. Call (250)339-4225.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE ASHIYA ALTO saxophone, gently used, $700. Lrg bird cage with starter kit incld’s food, book and accessories, new, $120. (250)923-1885.

SCREENED DARK top soil 250-218-4078. $13 per yard plus trucking. Great value.

BOARDING “DO IT yourself” horse boarding for up to two horses in the Comox Peninsula on 10 acres $200 for 1 or $300 for 2. Refs. Hay storage avail. 339-7773

FEED & HAY GOOD HORSE hay for sale 1st cut $5.50 per bale, 2nd cut $8 per. Free delivery for 50 or more. Call 250-338-5503.

PETS LOST: Black/white long-haired spayed female cat, Emma. Arden area; may return to Kitty Coleman. Please call 250-7032144 or 250-334-3129.

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

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

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

PARKSVILLE PATIO HOME (1502 sq ft) 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 car garage beside the Morningstar Golf Course. Open concept. Lots of extras including extended private patio overlooking pond & waterfall. $365,000. Call 250-947-5101

TEMPORARY FOSTER home needed for super affectionate cat. Sleek, grey, 6 year old fixed female. Needs home for approximately 7 months while owners are travelling. Seeking loving home for very loving cat. 250-650-4223

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES APARTMENT CHEST Freezer. Stainless Steel Lined. Ugly brown panelled outside. Not pretty but works great. $20. 250-650-4223 FULL SIZE fridge. Works well. Very Cold. Excellent 2nd fridge/freezer. You P/U. Must sell immediately. $50 cheap. 250-650-4223 MAYTAG under counter washing machine as new condition $250. 250-334-4965

UNDER $300 FRIGIDAIRE DRYER like new. Excellent condition. $250.00 obo. 250-338-5759

PORT MCNEILL, small 2 bdrm, 1 bathroom, partial ocean view, new roof and flooring, easy care fenced yard, great starter or retirement home. Asking $135,000. Possible rent-to-own for qualified buyer. Call 250-956-2388 250-902-9582.

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES NEWLY RENOVATED 2bdrm Rancher centrally located, Jinglepot (Nanaimo) area. Open concept kitchen leading into beautiful sun room. Gas FP and new HW tank. Single car garage with additional storage area. $339,000. 1 (250)7582294 or 250-754-6214 Lv.Msg.

PORT MCNEILL 1701 Beach Drive. 3 Bedroom/2 Bath + office. Beautiful Ocean view! New Kitchen. Priced below assessed value: $249,900. Immediate Occupancy. Call 250956-4661.

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

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

DELUXE SCOOTER, as new. Call 923-8937 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? 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.

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CAYCUSE Very rare 5 acre treed park-like Property with well-maintained furnished home - 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Reduced to sell $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 or 250-478-2648

MOVE IN READY $243,900. 1704 McPhee Ave., Courtenay BC. 3 bdrm, 1 bath w/all updates. Open concept, original hardwood floors, beautiful garden beds, fully fenced back yard, 2 out buildings for storage. A MUST SEE! C 250897-9934 or H 250334-3799

BLACK CREEK, 12’x60’ Mobile (8852 Tammy Rd.), 2 bdrms, 1 bath, recent updates, on large lot in small rural park, on bus route. Pad rent is $285 mo, small pets ok. Price for quick sale $29,900 obo. Call 604-531-1492.

LANDSCAPING AFFORDABLE MOWING. I’m a young guy looking some honest work. 250-702-2164

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

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1820 Fern Dr - Private sale new price $279,500 Impressive Willow Point Rancher, solidly built, great layout 1550sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 5 bay window, hardwood floors, new roof, garage RV parking, large master bdrm, jetted tub, lots of upgrades, lighted crown moulding. Open house: Aug 18 & 25 (1011am). A Must see, call for appointment 250 923-8359. No realtors or solicitors!

THINKING OF AN IKEA KITCHEN? I can design + deliver + install for you. 20 yrs experience call 250-338-3148

MISC SERVICES

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

C.R.– 3bdrm, 2 full bath, 1554 sq. ft., fenced, 8 yrs old, $272,000. 250-287-4649.

Oak china cabinet, glass door $275. Oak table $125 Dresser, bevelled mirror $200 Wash stand $80. 1800’s Pine wash stand. 1885 Birdcage piano, birdseye maple, brass candle sticks $200. (250)334-4579

Central CR- 4 bdrms, 3 Bath close to amenities/schools. fenced back yrd, newer roof, easy landscaping. 2 Living rooms, family room & suite potential.$258,900. 250-2873775 for appts.

Pergala, Carport or woodshed? Project. Post and beam, full dimensions, local milled cedar, 1@14”x8”x24’ 1@12”x8”x24’ 2@8”x8”x12’ 2@8”x8”x10’ 8@4”x8”x4’ (braces) 16 rafters 2”x8”x18’ 2@6”x8”x14’ 4@Saw horses. $2,900 no tax, 250-336-8684 PORCELAIN DOLLS many numbered. Antique Dealers welcome Comox Area (250)339-3068.

COURTENAY, 1182 Williams St., 4-bdrm house w/ city & Mt. views. 45 yr. metal roof, 4 appls. sprinkler system, fruit trees, raised gardens, heatilator fireplace, workshop. Avail. Immed. some terms. $369,000. (250)338-7545.

C.R. WILLOW POINT. 3-bdrm 2 bath + sep. studio. Fenced yard & RV Parking. $269,900. Newer rancher, 5yr warrantee. (778)420-4256, (250)202-8788

SURFBOARD- NSP 8’6” epoxy longboard w/ Dakine bag. Excel. cond., seldom used. Tri fin, mid: 22 5/8”, thick: 3”, leash. Bag & board $525. Eves or msg. 250-923-8439

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MOBILE HOME FOR SALE. Must be moved, it has been reduced from $29,500 to $15,000 O.B.O. Please call 250-339-5808 or 250-650-1433 for more information.

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BLACK CREEK - 8276 N. Island Hwy. (1st house past Black Creek Shell General Store). Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9am-1pm. Antiques, collectibles, golf clubs & bags, household items, power & hand tools, Saga scooter, bikes, guitars & lots more.

COURTENAY, 2449 Inverclyde Way (off Lerwick), Sat, Sept. 1st, 8:30am-12:00pm. Includes working treadmill, small chest freezer, wine fridge, single sized trundle bed, books, girls clothes and much more.

COMOX - 1600 Ascot Ave, Sat. 9-1pm. Tools, Household, auto, clothing and more COMOX - 1715 Astra Rd ( across form Kin Beach) Sat & Sun. 9-3. Inventory clearance of hand crafted log furniture. Tables, benches, stools etc. COMOX - 2147 Wallace Ave. off Rodello, Sat., 8-11. Exersauser, lot’s of kids gear, kids clothes, trunk, household, books, cd’s.

SPORTING GOODS

2 TRAK T 1600 KAYAKS NEW 1 GREEN, 1 GOLD, Paddle, Spray Skirt, OGIO TRAKSTER PACK. 7 Steps 8 Pieces to assemble $2250.00 each. 250-752-5261 bjread@telus.net

PATIO HOME ESTATE SALE Lovingly maintained move in ready home in the sought after, centrally located Eagle ridge Estate in Comox. 55+ complex. $208.000 250-3388956

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

17’ COLEMAN Fiberglass canoe, square end. Comes with: three paddles, as new electric motor, two 12-volt batteries. $1,000. firm. 250-286-3722.

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COMOX, BC. 730 Aspen Rd. 4.5 yr Patio Home, 1449 sq.ft. - 2 bdrm, 2 bath + den, natural gas fire place, 4 appls. end lot w/fenced yard. $330,000 250890-9345/250-702-0621

OUTDOOR SHED, Rubbermaid type, 4x6, $250 (paid $600). Call (250)339-9126. PATIO TABLE (long) with extra leaf and 6 chairs, in great condition. Cedar chest, like new. Wine rack, holds 64 bottles. Offers on all 3 items. Call (250)339-1032.

PARKSVILLE, 1200 sq ft., 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, private backyard, & new roof on a quiet street close to schools. $275,000 Call 250-240-8558

FOR SALE at beautiful Saratoga Beach. $419,000. 8799 Clarkson Dr. approx 2800 sq ft 4 bdrms, 2.5 bath, sunroom, new roof, wrap around deck, 2 car garage, fish pond, garden. Call (250)337-8742.

Old Orchard Character Home. 2,200 sq.ft. 3-4 bdrms, 2 ba., wood heat/gas burning furnace. Original hardwood & tile. $529,000 call 250-338-5051 judithannetal@yahoo.com

COMOX - 2336 Bolt. Comox. Sat 8-1. household, books, toys, games, movies, electronics, dog crate, lots of Fabric skates, van tires,Furn, clothes COURTENAY - #17- 1180 Edgett Rd. Sat 7:30 AM. Tonnes of nice things. Household, tools, fishing rods, gardening, Christmas village furniture.

COURTENAY - 261 Woods Ave. Sat. 9-3. Tools, tv’s, movies, records, household items COURTENAY - 2626 Arden Rd. Sat 9-3 Household items, toys, books, dvd/vhs, & even stuff for the guys. Come check it out! COURTENAY - 530 Zerkee Pl. off 6th St. Antiques, collectables, tools, fishing, camping gear, English saddle. COURTENAY - 6230 Whitaker Rd. Sat/Sun 9-2. Shop Vac, Lanterns, lamps, bedding, misc, dvd player & comp. chair COURTENAY - 771 B Park pl. Fri, Sat Sun. 9-4. Moving Sale. Household items, furn. TV, tools and lots more. COURTENAY, 825 Crown Isle Drive, Sat, Sept. 1st, 8:30am-2:30pm. Downsizing to a condo. Lots of great stuff!

COURTENAY-17 & 32 Valley Vista Modular Park Muir Rd, Sat 7:30-2 pm, lots of goodies.

COURTENAY - Blue Toque Sports 120B 5th St. Fri-Mon 10-5. Truck load for mainland Sale. New brand name summer/winter clothing & gear.

COURTENAY- 2400 Coleman Rd. Sat 9am - 5pm. Hikers, runners, sport sandal’s ladies 7-7.5, some never worn. Ladies coats & other coats, sizes sm-med, deck furniture & household items. Last day all must go!

Large Backyard Sale Recently moved downsizing Thrift Store prices. Sat. & Sun. 8 - 2 pm 330 McLeod St. off Buena Vista, Central Comox

GARAGE SALES 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 Multi-Family Sale. Sat. Sept 1st, 8am-noon. Seasonal items, household, lots more. 1582 Mallard. CUMBERLAND - 3348 Mill St. Sun., 8-11am. Moving Sale. Household, garden, workshop items. (No early birds please) FANNY BAY - Ships Point 7735 Vivian Way Sat 7-noon, Sun 8-11. Big Big Big moving sale, better quality items. GARAGE SALE -- Post Moving Sale Furniture, kitchen items, electronics, outdoor items One day only Saturday Sept 1 from 7-12. 244A Archery Cres, Courtenay BC HUGE GARAGE sale: Thomas-tracks, trains, bridges & more, GI Joe command centre, action figures, kids books, puzzles, games, videos. Fisherprice, hot wheels, transformers. Housewares, pet supplies, purses, coats (sz XL+ ) Too much to list! Rain or shine. Sat. Sept. 1st 9am-2pm 3763 Ibbotson Rd (off minto & fraser) 250-336-2284 ROYSTON. SUN. & MON. Sept 2 & 3, 9-3. Many small & large household items. 3943 Marine Dr., corner of Warren & Marine.


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Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only.

COURTENAY: Immaculate, spacious condo. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, excellent location on Airpark walkway. Quiet, adult oriented building. N/S, N/P, $1200/mo. 250337-5326

1250 SQFT Warehouse/ ofďŹ ce space. Cousins Rd 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceiling, zoned light industries. 250-792-0299 / 250-890-0294.

COAL HARBOUR- Oceanside retreat on N. Vancouver Island. 1750 sq. ft. 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, ďŹ nished basement, deck, sauna, hot tub and new roof in 2011. Pad rent $300/mnth. All appliances included. Auto/boat shed. Fishing, boating, crabbing at your doorstep. $39,500. Call 250-949-6643 or 250-949-0527.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO COURTENAY 2-BDRM. 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Clean, quiet. Avail. Sept. 30. $730. (250)334-8876

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LADYSMITH - 8 White Street. Top ďŹ&#x201A;r, 2 bdrm apartment. 3-stry bldg with elevator. Harbour view. Washer/dryer in unit. Walk to Transfer Beach. Small dog welcome. $1000/mo + DD. Call Lindsey 250-8169853

221-130 Centennial 2 bed, 1 bath, 5 appls., N/S, N/P, $775/mth. Avail. Immed

LARGE 2 bdrms. Free heat & H/W, Elevator. From $725 mo. Call 250-334-4646.

514-3666 Royal Vista 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appls, N/S, N/P $1300/mth Avail. Immed

TRUMPETERS LANDING: 2 bdrm+ den, ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 1 pet ok, $1050/mo. no lease reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 250-331-0332.

205-130 Back Road 2 bed, 1 bath, 5 appls, $775/mth Avail Aug 1st

COURTENAY EAST Apartment, 2 bdrm,, balcony, new reno, 4 appls, A/C, close to all amenities - college etc. N/P, N/S. $850/mth. Avail Immed. Call 250-871-4121

205-501 4TH ST 1 bed. 1 bath N/S, N/P 5 appls, 55+ $750/mth Avail Imm

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APARTMENTS FURNISHED COURTENAY: LOWER 1 bdrm suite, 3 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, shared laundry. NS/NP. 3 mins downtown. $850 mo. 250-871-1455.

WAREHOUSE SPACE, approx 1600 sq ft, 1491 McPhee Ave., $1500 mo. Avail now. Call (250)702-1096.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COURTENAY- 2 bdrm suite, shared laundry, wood/electric heat, fenced yrd. lg. covered deck. parking for two.$875. 250.338.6075, 250.334.6399. COURTENAY, ASHWOOD Plc., 3 bdrms, 2.5 bath, 3 appls, close to all amens, avail now, N/S, N/P, $1100 mo. (604)489-0095 (604)414-5465 COURTENAY, 5 bdrms. 5 appls. 2 liv rms, fenced. N/S, N/P. $1300 mo. 250-642-3454

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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

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200 Back Road, Courtenay

1055-10th Street

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.

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449 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. There is a difference! Please refer to available apartments listed below. TELEPHONE 250-703-2264 | 250-338-0267 | 250-339-1222

GLENSHEE 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. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

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. Call David @ 250-3380267 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. Also One Bedroom. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

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.

CEDAR MANOR 463 12th Street TWO BEDROOM with unique cross ventilation floor plan. Nicely renovated. New cabinets. Very bright and spacious â&#x20AC;&#x201D; large patio overlooking private garden. Quiet, mature adult building. Three blocks from downtown. Security entry. Well maintained. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

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. Also Two Bedroom.Call David @ 250-3380267.

TOWNHOUSES www.advancedpm.ca 250-338-2472

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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; $675/month.

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TORRY PINES 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

900+ sqft 2 bdrm units in secured entrance building; master bdrms all have walk-in closets; 2 appl w/on site coin-op laundry & large patio areas; rents from $700 inc. FREE HEAT & HOT WATER; N/S; N/P; immed. possession

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

1 & 2 bdrm units feature main & 2nd level entry, 2 appl & on site coin-op laundry; ideally located near all amenities & on bus routes; N/S; N/P; rents from $625/month; immediate possession.

ULVERSTON MANOR

Updated and spacious 1 bdrm apts are located in a secured entrance building, near Cumberland Hospital & downtown core; includes 2 appl, patio area, w/on site coin-op laundry; immed possession; N/S; N/P; $600/month.

JOSHUA ESTATES

Well maintained 3rd floor condo features 2 bdrms, 5 appl, patio & large storage area; located on quiet cul-de-sac near parks, aquatic centre & college; N/S & N/P; avail Sept 1; $750/month.

PASSAGE COURT

Desirable 3rd floor, 3 bdrm condo features 2 baths, 5 appl, gas f/p & assigned parking in quiet cul-de-sac; located near schools & College & minute to park; $900/month INCLUDES gas! Immediate possession

WESTERN RD ď&#x161;ť 2 & 3 BDRM SUITES

2 bdrm (furnished) & 3 bdrm suites located near schools, Aquatic Centre & shopping; 3 bdrm features 1100sqft; 2 bdrm features 1050sqft; both incl. 5 appl, large deck/patio & shared, large private yard; N/P; N/S; rents from $900/month; immed possession

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SAND PINES DR. RANCHER

Just moments to the beach with many fabulous features! 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appl, sunroom, Japanese style teahouse, & pellet stove; enjoy deer & squirrels from the deck; N/S; N/P; $1200/month; avail Aug 15

VALECOURT CRESC. HOME

Transformed home with many features!! 4 bdrms, incl. master w/ ensuite, kitchen w/loads of space & stainless appl., bright dining/ living area, decks off upper & lower levels, updated flooring throughout & cozy woodstove. Yard is fully fenced, landscaped & has shed. Located in quiet neighbourhood, close to schools, recreation, golf course & Air Force base. N/S; N/P; $1400/m.

EXECUTIVE COMOX HOME

Gorgeous views from deck on 3 sides of beautiful Comox Home. Incl. 4 bdrms, 2 baths, office/library off of living room, kitchen island & eating area + formal dining & large laundry/storage room. Double car garage in mint condition & offers tons of space. Backyard oasis with easy to maintain pond provides tranquil setting. $1500/month.

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VANRIDGE MANOR 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, well-maintained 2 bedroom condos. Ideal location. Walking distance to Superstore and North Island College.

Call 250-703-2570

Call 338-7449

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CYPRESS ARMS

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

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

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

Deluxe 2 bedroom suite in quiet, well maintained building. Rent includes full size stove, fridge, washer/dryer, carpet and blinds. Nice feature: large open concept kitchen. No pets. 2 Rental references and Security Deposit required.

To View, Call 250-334-4483

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

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BEECHER MANOR

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

1045 Cumberland Road

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

BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo available close to downtown. This quiet, well maintained building suits mature adults. Bus stop is conveniently located out front.

Call 250-338-7449

Small dogs accepted with pet deposit. Call 250-334-9717.

HIGHWOOD FAMILY HOME

Beautiful, bright 2 story home in desirable Highwood neighbourhood is set up with 2 kitchens, 5 bdrms, 2.5 baths, hardwood flooring, beautiful deck, & parking for 3; walking distance to schools & quick drive to town; $1600/month; immed possession

TOWNHOMES COMOX TOWNHOME

Adult oriented 2 bdrm, 2 level townhome is walking distance to downtown & shopping; features large master suite, 2 baths, 6 appl., gas f/p, garage & semi-private patio area; small pet may be considered w/deposit; 1 yr term not required; $1250/mo.

PINE PLACE

Spacious 2 bdrm townhouse offers main level living w/bdrms located on 2nd floor; features 1 bath & 4 appl, including in-suite laundry, & patio area; close to schools & amenities; $795/month; avail Sept 15

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1956 CONSUL MKI Estate Wagon, ONE OF APPROX 15 IN THE WORLD. Body, paint and motor all done. Lots of new parts. The car needs assembly. Will Trade for British and Cash. MUST SELL. No Time. Have all receipts. Call 250-490-4150 (Penticton, BC).

1986 AUDI 5000S, pwr sunroof/seats/windows. Good cond, well maintained. 5 cyl auto, no rust, 260,000 km. $1995. obo.(778)420-4254.

2000 DAMON Intruder Motorhome. 36ft, 64,000km, v-10 Ford, HW & tile ďŹ&#x201A;oors, propane heater, 2-slide outs, back up camera, tv. Mint cond., $35,500 obo. (250)758-5710

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS COURTENAY 3 bdrm. duplex in Puntledge Park - 1 1/2 bath - 4 appl. Bright & spacious rooms throughout - separate laundry area and other nice extras! - Private area with outside deck - exterior shed - and garage! N/P, N/S $1200.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS NEWLY RENOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D 3-bdrm mobile. 55+. New applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. NS/NP. $850. (Immed). 250-339-1772.

339B NIM NIM AVE 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appl., $1000/mth Avail. Aug 1st 1550 SEAVIEW RD 4 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 5 appl.$1400/mth Avail. Aug. 1st 600B 25TH STREET 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appl. $1000/mth. Avail Aug 1st. 4-3355 1ST STREET 2 bed 2.5 bath N/S 5 appls. 55+ 800/mth Avail Imm 1400 A KYE BAY RD. 2 beds 1 bath N/S, N/P 5 appls. 900/mth AVAIL SEPT 1

HOMES FOR RENT UNION BAY ocean view. 3/4 bdrm. s/s appls. $1200/mth w/ lease. N/S, pets neg. refs req. Avail. now. 250-218-7444

OFFICE/RETAIL 320 SQFT RETAIL/OFFICE in the heart of Downtown Comox, wheelchair accessibility. Avail immed. 250-339-0172.

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OFFICE - 400 sq ft across from busy Thriftyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor. 345 6th St. $487 mo. All in. Call 250-703-0361 or email: wnowe@hotmail.com

www.pennylane.bc.ca UNION BAY COTTAGE Bachelor style, 1 bath, fridge & hot plate, hydro incl, suits single occupant, N/S, No pets. Avail.Immed. $490/mth COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet neg. Avail. Sept. 1 - $1,150/mth

ROOMS FOR RENT COMOX- FURNISHED Room. On bus line. Priv bath & entrance. Suitable for student. $375. Sept 1. 250-339-7782.

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION FURNISHED ROOMS, safe environment, N\D N/P. Swimming Pool. $485. 871-3444. 576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS COURTENAY 5 bdrm home in East Ctny, 3 bathrooms - 5 appliances - huge home with extra built in storage shelves - master bedroom has walk-in closet carport area - large front deck with awesome mountain views - great back deck area & hot tub - close to schools - N/S - $1750. CABIN for rent, 1 bdrm, f/s, w/d, small pet ok. Steps from the beach in Royston. N/S, $750 plus util. Ref. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail. Oct. 1st. 250-897-9236. COURTENAY NORTH. Mobile home- 1936 Coleman Road. W/D, F/S. With horse shelter & ďŹ eld and parking. $1000./mo. Avail. Sept 1st. (250)702-1096 COZY 3 BR Rancher for rent in desirable East Courtenay location close to schools and NI College. Available September 15th or October 1. Well maintained, Double garage. Deck and back garden are private and ready to enjoy. Non smoking tenants only. Preferably no pets. Utilities are not included. References are a must. $1250/month. Email: cawelsh@shaw.ca or call 250618-5055. CUMBERLAND: 3 bdrm, 4 appls$1000/mo.Call (250)3362339 or 250-650-2339 DOVE CREEK: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, N/S, pets nego., with garden, storage. Electric heat, wood stove 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $1100

SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL COMOX- 2 bdrms, grnd lvl. 5 appls, blinds, cable, WiďŹ . Quiet person(s), NS/NP. Refs. $795. 250-339-2687. ROYSTON: 1 bdrm. W/D. Insulated between ďŹ&#x201A;oors. Avail. immed. $650. (250)650.2339

TOWNHOUSES 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. Contact: Ryan Liebert 250-703-3672 COURTENAY, SPACIOUS, centrally located 2 and 3 bdrms ($650/$750) Townhome, 1835 Piercy Ave., coin laundry, new roof, N/P. Family oriented. Call (250)702-1096. COURTENAY- (walking distance to town) 2 bdrm townhouse, sm cat welcome, fenced yard. No smoking indoors. $695. 250-334-8468.

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Comox Valley Worship Directory BAHÁ’Í FAITH

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

Children’s Classes – prayers and activities focused on the development of spiritual qualities, for children 3 to 10 years. All are welcome. ~~~ “O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving kindness.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

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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.

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COMOX UNITED

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

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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.

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Summer pool league wraps Comox Valley Summer Singles 8 Ball at the Avalanche Bar & Grill had 24 players competing to be top dog of the Valley. “I must say that was the most fun and exciting summer playoffs we have ever had,” said organizer Rose Kantor. “Each year the league is growing and players are definitely improving their game. “It takes a lot of hard work to build a successful league and I thank all of you for being a part of this pool league family. I couldn’t do it without you – cheers! Also thank you all so much for your generosity for our charity fund for the children in town. We’re off to a great start and raised $325,” Kantor said. The season ended on July 25 and the top shooters in league play were: 1st Domick Grenier, 2nd Brian Ferguson, 3rd Walter Trayling, 4th Ken Jones. For the playoffs it was a whole different group of winners. “All I can say is wow! It was a day of great shooting from all, but a few C players sure shone in this tournament,” Kantor said. J.B. Kobus, a C player, showed that practice pays off by taking out Phil Asturi, Bruce Donegan and Brian Ferguson all on the

A side. Don Randall bumped him to the B side, but Kobus went on to take out Dave Young and Andy Paul then came across Randall again (after Jim Kelloge and Randall played for the A side final and Randall was bumped to the B side). J.B. had revenge in his eyes and wasn’t going down easy. He took out Randall this time and went on to face Kelloge in the final. Kelloge, an A player, woke up fast after Kobus won the first game and went on and won the rest to become the C.V. Summer League Champ. “Excellent shooting all of you. You’ve all proved practise, practise, practise and it will pay off!” said Kantor. Results: 1st Jim Kellogg, 2nd J.B. Kobos, 3rd Don Randall, 4th Andy Paul, 5th-6th Mike Tredwell & Dave Young, 7th-8th Dave Blinsky & Kevin Kane, 9th12th Brian Feruson, Johnny Cearns, Jordan Dermott & Sandra Shelvey, 13th-16th Deb Williams, Tracy Cross, Rose Kantor & Ted Willoughby, 17th-24th Bob Odueax, Darlene Mercer, Phil Asturi, Lynda Paul, Steven Royer, Bruce Donegan, Ed Johnson, Heather Cooper, 25th-28th Crissy James, Conway Pauls,

Danita Daigle, Walter Trayling. “Now it’s time to get ready for a new and exciting season of pool for our fall/winter session,” Kantor said. “We have Wednesday night four-player teams and new this year Scotch Doubles.” Venue sponsors this year are Avalanche Bar & Grill, The Bridge Lounge, Chalk Spirits & Tapas, the Mex and Sunnydale Club House. Anyone interested in becoming a venue sponsor or a league player can contact Kantor at 250-218-8819, crazy-

the Cruisers 9-7 and the Ballers besting the Misfits 15-6. Meanwhile, Smokin’ Woodys won 12-3 over the Watson & Ash Grabbers while the Mariners remained unbeaten with a 12-9 win over the West Coast Grinders in Tier 1. The scores for the other five games played in Tier 1 were not reported. League standings are in Scoreboard, B20. – Comox Valley Men’s Slo-Pitch League

KMRBL semifinals game times change There’s been a change of game times for the Komoux Masters Real Baseball League semifinal playoffs. On Sept. 9 at Highland #3, the Dundee Giants will take on the Courtenay Plumbing Twins at 10 a.m.

followed by the Fisher Realty Blue Jays up against Happy’s Source for Sports Indians at 1 p.m. Parking and admission are free. – Komoux Masters Real Baseball League

PLAYOFF WINNERS INCLUDED (from left to right) Don Randall (third), Jim Kellogg (first) and Andy Paul (fourth). Missing is J.B. Kobus (second).

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Slammers back to winning ways Seeco Slammers recovered from their first loss last week by recording a pair of wins, 7-6 against the Misfits and 11-7 over the Jays, to regain a stranglehold on first place in Tier 2 of the Comox Valley Men’s Slo-Pitch League. Bill Lee homered in the bottom of the seventh in the win over the Misfits. The Steamers beat the Coco Loco’s 8-5 and nipped the Holdups 10-9 to take over second spot. Two other games had the Loco’s beating

aboutpool@shaw.ca or comox.pplms. “If you don’t have a pool table in your venue I can help with that, too!,” Kantor said. First meeting and double knockout singles 8 ball tournament goes Sept. 5 at the Av. Tables open at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30, tournament at 7:30. Team league play starts Sept. 12. “Venues are filling fast so call now to register. Don’t miss out on good friends, great pool and some good times!” Kantor said. – Comox Valley Pool League

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