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Finance Minister Mike de Jong. “It comes down to makComox Valley MLA Don ing sure that government McRae has a much larger sets priorities, and basibudget to administer in cally with policies that get his role as part of Premier carried out, because you have to balance what you Christy Clark’s cabinet. McRae was named edu- can afford to do,” McRae cation minister in Wednes- said. “Balancing the budget day’s cabinet shuffle. He is still the No. 1 priority inherits a $5.3-billion for next year, and we’re on portfolio — substantially track to do so.” Vanier gradhigher than uate Colin Hanthe $60-milsen, who served lion budget for as finance minwhich he was ister under forresponsible mer premier as agriculture Gordon Campminister. bell, is another “I think P&P committee my colleague member. HanGeorge Abbott sen will also who was (edusit on the Treacation) minissury Board. ter before me “We’re very did a lot of DON McRAE lucky to have the heavy lifting,” said McRae, a former people like Colin. He’s very teacher at Vanier Second- wise, he’s been around a ary in Courtenay. “I don’t long time. Nice to have see labour issues as being another Comox Valley confront and centre in the com- nection there,” said McRae, who is also on the Cabinet ing year. “I’m looking forward to Working Group on Family seeing how we can work Affordability and Cabinet with the stakeholders to Committee on Families see how we can allow the First. “Which I really enjoy system to evolve and reflect the needs of a modern soci- because I always bring ety. And also bring a teach- a lens to caucus or to a committee. My wife and er lens to it.” Along with overseeing I, we’re a working family, the new ministry, McRae is we’re budgeting time and also a first-time member of money, and trying to raise the priorities and planning two young girls the best we committee that includes can. I think government, if Clark, newly-appointed you can make the jobs of Deputy Premier Rich Cole- families easier, it’s good for man and newly appointed ... see HE’S ALONE ■ A2

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LAWYERS CLIVE ANSLEY and Scott Bernsetin are joined by Dali and Jin Lin (left to right) at a news conference at Maple Pool campsite. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

Lawsuit called‘perverse,’ ‘ill-advised’ Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Pivot Legal Society has waded into the legal battle between the City of Courtenay and the owners of Maple Pool Campsite. The City initiated legal action in 2011 against Dali and Jin Lin, seeking to shut down the campground that houses 54 low-income tenants. City CAO Sandy Gray says the issue is zoning, which does not allow the couple to house people on the property, which sits on a floodplain. The site flooded in 2009 and 2010. Advocates fear most tenants would become homeless if evicted. “We are interested because we want to raise the issue of what the impact of this decision by the City

to close this campground would mean to the people who live here,” Pivot lawyer Scott Bernstein said at a Thursday press conference at Maple Pool. The mandate of the Vancouver-based, non-profit society is to use the law to create social change. Pivot will apply to the court to consider whether evicting Maple Pool tenants violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Bernstein noted a parallel case in Victoria where homeless people camped in a park. The City there wanted to shut down the shelters by enforcing bylaws, which were found to breach the Charter. For decades, Maple Pool has provided housing for homeless and marginalized individuals.

“It’s become abundantly clear in recent weeks that the overwhelming majority of this community is adamantly opposed to the lawsuit that the City is pursuing,” said Clive Ansley, legal counsel for the Lins. He considers the lawsuit as being “perverse” and “wrong-headed, ill-advised and mean-spirited” in nature. Ansley also feels City council is reluctant to move forward. “I don’t think there are many people on council who feel good about it. But what we’re dealing with here is a kind of disease that I think is endemic in municipal government across the country. That’s what I call the tail wagging the dog,” said Ansley, noting “career administrators” run the

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city year after year while elected councillors come and go. “They find themselves heavily dependent on administration. I think the problem with this lawsuit is that it is being driven by one man in city hall, and that one man has never been elected.” Ansley said the City annexed the Maple Pool area in 2002. Until 2010, he said the City treated the site as “legally non-conforming,” which essentially means grandfathering. “The Local Government Act gives sweeping powers to municipalities. If this goes to court, we anticipate that we will be successful in our argument that the property was legally nonconforming. But if the City ... see MILLION-DOLLAR ■ A8

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society.” As far as he knows, McRae is the only remaining cabinet minister changing diapers on a regular basis. “Now I am the sole member of the diaper caucus,” he quipped. McRae spent 15 years teaching high school. He intends to eventually return to

his former career that started in 1994. “Teachers are really important, obviously,” he said. “I’m looking forward to engaging and hearing what they see as what’s working in the system and also what needs to be changed and how to change it.” As for his former portfolio, McRae was

at first not up to speed on agriculture acronyms or stakeholder groups because he had not been a farmer. He is proud of helping to strengthen the agricultural land reserve and land commission during his time as minister. “That’s a legacy which I think I want to put down as the high-

RCMP looking for parolee A Canada-wide warrant of parole suspension and apprehension has been issued for Barry Quirt Friesen after he failed to report in Courtenay. Friesen was to make the 28-hour trip from Red Deer, Alta., to Courtenay via bus. Friesen is a Caucasian male, 53 years old, five feet nine inches tall, 177 pounds with brown/gray hair and

blue eyes. He has the name Katrina and phrase “city of angels” tattooed on his wrist as well as several other tattoos. Friesen has contacts throughout B.C. It is unknown where he is at this time, as he did not check in with his parole officer in Courtenay as required. If you see Friesen, call police immediately. — E Division RCMP

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light of my term there,” he said. “In some ways it’s (education ministry) a lot easier, but I’ll miss agriculture. It was a really good ministry, great individuals. “My career has evolved in a way that I did not really map out,” he added. “I enjoy serving, obviously, the Comox Valley. Bringing the hospital to the Comox Valley was my No. 1 priority. We’re on path for that. That’s a $660-million build.” The new cabinet has 16 ministers and two ministers of state, plus the premier. No new ministries were added. Kevin Falcon resigned as finance minister last week. He was joined by Abbott, Children and Family Development Minister Mary and Chilliwack MLA John Les. — With a file from Black Press.

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involvement in the Regional Growth Strategy and with The City of Courtenay many of the regional initiais beginning the process tives related to water, sewer of planning for the depar- and roadway improvement, ture of chief administra- as well as his role as the tive officer (CAO) Sandy City’s chief negotiator durGray, Mayor Larry Jangula ing three rounds of barannounced Thursday. gaining with CUPE. Gray will leave at the “On behalf of the citiend of March 2013, follow- zens of Courtenay and the ing 10 years of service with entire council, I would like the City. He has worked to thank Sandy for his 10 in local government for 38 years of service to the City,” years, with 26 said Jangula. of those years Gray noted in a CAO posihis appreciation. tion for his G r a y years with noted he has the City. found his “The City job rewardof Courteing, but he nay has been wants to take a fabulous a break then employer do something and I have a little difthoroughly ferent — and enjoyed both slower-paced the chalSANDY GRAY — for work. lenges and “It’s time, for me any- opportunities I have had ways, to look at something as CAO over the last 10 a little less onerous, so in years,” said Gray. “We have that sense it’s, if you want excellent employees and to call it, semi-retirement,” a strong team spirit, both said Gray, adding he’s not at the staff level and with sure which career direction elected officials. he wants to take next, but “It has been rewarding to travel will be in his plans. have seen so many initia“I certainly want to do tives that have germinated some travelling. My wife from an idea and grow into and I have always talked something tangible for the about working abroad, talk- betterment of the commued about consulting work. nity. “A little slower pace “I have had the privilege would be nice. I want to of working with many great be around for the next few individuals, and as we look decades (laughs) and one to the future, there will be way of doing that is slowing a whole set of new chaldown.” lenges that will require the Jangula said the City direction and insight of new achieved a great deal dur- leadership,” stated Gray. ing Gray’s tenure. Jangula said the City “Sandy has ensured the needs to be proactive in the overall financial objec- search for a new CAO. tives have been achieved “Succession planning is and that programs have a crucial task that every operated within approved corporation needs to deal financial limits,” said Jan- with,” he advised. “It is gula. “He has provided both important that we have a operational and strategic replacement CAO in place, leadership to the organiza- up to speed and ready to tion, and has been instru- meet future challenges.” mental in leading the local A report will be on the Emergency Training and Sept. 10 council agenda Response initiatives in seeking council’s approval place today.” to begin the recruitment Jangula also noted Gray’s effort.

LITTLE EDGY, (A.K.A. Ed Gee) and his 11-year-old son Whistling Will were among the nearly 100 competitors in the Single Action Shooting Society’s Canadian national championships over the long weekend. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

Going back in time to Boomtown Renée Andor Record Staff

It may feel strangely like walking into an old duster flick, but Boomtown is in the Comox Valley — and it was bustling over the long weekend. Boomtown is located at the Courtenay Fish and Game Protective Association by Comox Lake and it was the site of the Single Action Shooting Society’s (SASS) Canadian championships this year. After walking through a mock mining tunnel, visitors stepped out into an entire mockup town, complete with a saloon, general store, jail, Boot Hill cemetery, fort, a remittance man’s house, and new this year, a bank and barbershop — as well as gun smoke and the crack of pistols in the air. Shooters from Oregon, Washington State, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and even Germany joined a large host of B.C. competitors for the four-day competition from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. But the competition encompasses more than speedy trigger fingers. Each competitor must have an alias based on the Old West and they must dress up to look the part as

well. Local shooter Debbie Guthrie (Helena Handbasket) said the event went well. “We had the most people we’ve ever had attending, the most shooters. And it was really spectacularly successful,” she said, adding nearly 100 shooters competed and this was the first year the event was recognized as a national — rather than regional — competition by the society. She noted the Comox Valley shooters, the Valley Regulators, did very well. “We also do have some of the most skilled shooters, and some of the ones who’ve been doing it for the longest, too,” Guthrie said. “Some of the best shooters in the country come from the Comox Valley.” Shooters young and old compete, and for some it’s a family affair. Ed Gee, (Little Edgy), and his 11-yearold son, known as Whistling Will, both took part in the competition. “It’s a great sport, it’s a great family sport we can play together,” Gee said of why the two came out. “We have fun.” Seventy-eight-year-old Shirley Salter (Sure Shot Shirley) is a regular competitor, but came solely as a

spectator this year as she hurt her arm. She noted age doesn’t matter in the competition, and anyone can do it. “As long as you can hold that gun you can shoot. Anybody’s welcome,” she said, as she took in the action while wearing a Victorian era dress. Guthrie noted a few reasons why she started competing just over a year ago. “The social aspect is a big part of it. There’s a fair bit of travelling involved and you’re meeting up with other shooters at all kinds of different venues all around North America. That part is a lot of fun. “And getting a little more physically active is fun, too. And then there’s the costuming part, which is really fun.” She noted most shooters have a comfortable shooting outfit for the day and they have another outfit for the evening banquets. First and second place in the overall ranking went to two shooters from Orgeon, but Valley Regular club member Al Wilson (Haweater Hal) placed third, and his wife, Jolene (Victoria Diamond) was the top lady shooter. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Work on the Fifth Street Bridge may take longer than expected, and other work in the area will also likely affect traffic in the coming weeks. “We’re going to have a lot of activity that’s going on, not simply the bridge, and it’s going to restrict the amount of traffic coming and going through that area,” Courtenay CAO Sandy Gray told Courtenay council Tuesday. “Everybody’s pushing hard, staff are trying to use as much flexibility to keep the bridge open and the roadways open, but the next three weeks, it’s going to be a lot of work going on there.” Evening work on the bridge will continue next week starting Monday, but no day-

Father in court Record Staff The father of a Comox Valley teen who was found guilty of second-degree murder in August has pleaded not guilty to three charges of fear of injury/damage by another person. The father — who cannot be named as it would identify the teen whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act — entered the plea Thursday and will face a two-hour trial. The Denton family, whose 19-year-old son James was murdered by the teen last year at the conclusion of a music festival near the entrance to G.P. Vanier Secondary School, said in June they received a phone call from someone who identified himself as a reporter for the Comox Valley Record. RCMP noted at the time the caller requested to speak with Brenda Denton, James’ mother, but the request was turned down. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

time lane closures are parts are being special- other. However, the scheduled until the fol- ly fabricated in eastern storm drain work has lowing week starting U.S. for the Fifth Street some schedule limitaSept. 17, which will see Bridge, and we’re still tions. “The storm drain one-way only traffic waiting to hear what heading west over the the estimated delivery work is tide-dependent, so we’ll need to work date will be.” bridge. The joint replace- around that,” explained The 17th Street Richmond. Bridge and This work the Condenis designed to sory Bridge are If we neglect the bridge, if drainalternate crosswe neglect our infrastructure to reduce age problems ings for traffic the point where it’s beyond ecoin the area. headed east. Gray also During the nomical repair then it’s beyond told council evening work inconvenience, it’s a disaster. the excava— between 8 Jon Ambler tion portion p.m. and 5 a.m. of the Lewis — traffic will be renovation single-lane alternating ment work must be Centre done in the daytime, project is happening, in both directions. According to Cour- as it’s the noisiest part and while there have tenay’s manager of of the job, added Rich- been no delays, there is extra traffic in the engineering Derek mond. Meanwhile, work on area due to fill being Richmond, there have been some delays, a storm drain on the trucked to the job site. Coun. Jon Ambler including supplies Old Island Highway delivery and extra near the Lewis Centre said the traffic conwork that’s cropped and Value Village is set gestion is an inconveup on the bridge deck, to start Monday with which could push the an estimated complecompletion date past tion date of early OctoSept. 20 as originally ber. Richmond noted the planned. “We’re waiting for work will be performed delivery of the elasto- at night as much as meric joints — these possible to minimize are the flexible cou- conflict with the bridge plers that connect the work, and traffic manbridge to the bank on agement plans for both either side,” Richmond projects have been said in a news release designed to work in from the City. “These conjunction with each

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Suicide session Sept. 12 Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Approximately one million people worldwide die by suicide each year, one death every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined. Closer to home, according to the B.C. Coroner, between 1998 and 2008 on Vancouver Island a minimum of 1,109 people died by suicide. Asking someone and talking about suicide can feel scary. Breaking the silence however sends a powerful message to someone that it is OK to talk about what they are feeling and thinking, that they are not alone. When someone is feeling suicidal, it is often less about wanting to die, and more about feeling that they have run out of options. The fear and shame surrounding these feeling keeps people isolated and cut off from accessing help, which allows their fear, hopelessness, and embarrassment to grow bigger and bigger. Asking about and giving people permission to talk about suicide is the first step toward hope and almost always helps reduce the risk. Asking someone about suicide doesn’t put the idea in their head; it gives them the chance to let their fear out and talk about other options. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is honouring World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept.10 by strengthening protective factors in the communities it serves by offering Suicide Awareness and Response workshops and a Suicide Bereavement workshop that week. If you are struggling yourself or you know of anyone else who is struggling, .the crisis line is here 24 hours a day. Reach out and call 1-888-494-3888 before things get so overwhelming that suicide becomes an option. A suicide awareness and response session will be held Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox in the Edith McNish Boardroom. — Vancouver Island Crisis Society

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Costco still generating noise complaints Renée Andor Record Staff

Courtenay council wants a timeline for Costco’s planned sound mitigation work by Monday’s council meeting. The motion came after a report from City staff at Tuesday’s council meeting that outlined the company’s latest plans to reduce noise to the nearby residential neighbourhood. Elderberry Crescent is located behind the store, and some residents have regularly complained about noise since the store first opened in June 2011. City director of development services Peter Crawford noted the latest residential complaints came in over the weekend. He also said Costco is still working on the issue. “They (Costco) continue to express to me in their e-mails, their concern, and how they’re still trying to get resolve to the

issue and resolve the noise complaints,” said Crawford. But, Coun. Doug Hillian said he does not feel the “same appreciative spirit” towards Costco’s efforts to reduce noise. “This is a problem that’s longstanding,” said Hillian. “It’s been brought to their attention on numerous situations. In May, we passed a resolution essentially asking that we find out what they were prepared to do, and here we are four months later effectively in the same place.” According to the staff report, Costco had Wakefield Acoustics measure sound on the property on June 20 and 22. In an e-mail to Courtenay staff dated July 16, the store noted it would take four weeks for the recommendations from the sound attenuation specialist, and the three subject areas would be: improvements to sound screening for the rooftop equipment; improvements to the

loading dock area; and sound screening around the compactor area. Costco said it was still analyzing options in an Aug. 7 e-mail to the City, and Crawford noted he received another e-mail last week saying the store was looking into the types of motors in the HVAC condenser units on the building’s roof. Courtenay fined Costco $500 for breaching the City’s noise section of the public nuisance bylaw at the end of May; the noise section of the public nuisance bylaw states noise — which disturbs the peace, quiet, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of a neighbourhood — cannot be made between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Neighbours had repeatedly complained of early-morning noise — starting between 5 and 5:30 a.m. — as the store received deliveries. According to Crawford, Costco has not

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should prevail, then the City will be facing a million-dollar lawsuit,” Ansley said. “My clients have acted on the basis of the statements from the City, and they’ve acted to their detriment, and they’re going to suffer huge losses. They’re going to be looking to the City of Courtenay to compensate them for those losses.” He said a solution to the rezoning issue is to continue recognizing the non-conforming status of the camp-

ground. Ansley also said the Lins are prepared to present City council with an engineering plan to raise a portion of the land. He also notes volunteers would perform the work and supply materials. “It really would be a very easy solution,” Ansley said. Gray said there is no non-conforming use at Maple Pool. Furthermore, the City has waited more than a year for the Lins to forward a proposal. “They have not

brought anything in, and now they’re wanting to negotiate through the media,” he said. “The appropriate way is to come through the front door. “It’s a huge challenge from an engineering point of view, I would think,” Gray added. “The City has not received anything of a substantive nature that in any way would look like an application.” A hearing is expected to occur next month. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Couns. Bill Anglin and Jon Ambler pointed out the noise mitigation work Costco has done to date. “I do know that walls have been built,” said Ambler, adding, “I know that studies have been done, I know that hours have been changed, I know the

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Farmers and chefs will feed you September is pretty much peak season for all that is locally grown, and the North Island Chefs’ Association is eager to get their hands on it! Once again, this Saturday from 9 to noon, the members of the CCFCC-North Vancouver Island Chefs’ Association will be featured at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds in Courtenay. Chef’s Day, as it has become known, is a popular tradition at the market. Market man-

agement and the vendors look forward to this event every year, says local farmer and market vendor Heather Toole. “It’s always fun to watch what the chefs do with our product. It’s always something new and creative; it really inspires our customers.” Chefs, apprentices and culinary students do not know what they are going to make until Saturday morning when they canvas the vendors for local products. They might even cook some-

thing from their cookbook, Island Inspirations. President Lesley Stav of the chefs’ association says it’s an important event for them. “Not only do local chefs, apprentices and culinary students get to work together to make their magic on fresh local food and feed an eager audience, but the market donates $300 towards our bursary fund to support the culinary arts students in the Valley.” — Comox Valley Farmers’ Market

IF YOU ARE a newbie in the Comox Valley, there’s a club for you.

Newcomers meet Newcomers to the Comox Valley are having the time of their lives. Meeting new friends and learning about the fascinating people and places that make the Valley such a special place is what makes the Comox Valley Newcomers one of the most dynamic women’s social clubs in the country. From bridge to biking, and lunching to friendly dinners, the club offers more than 20 indoor and outdoor activities. Take a spin around the countryside on a bicycle, play a

game of euchre or hike, ski or snowshoe Mount Washington with new friends. If you have been in the Valley for two years or less, you are invited to join. There’s no need to pre-register. The new season begins Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a kickoff meeting at the Florence Filberg Centre in downtown Courtenay. For more information, visit www.cvnewcomers.net or e-mail cvnewcomers.bc@ gmail.com. — Comox Valley Newcomers

Time to ride again The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society is preparing hay, horses, bedding, tack and equipment needed for the busy fall session. This session goes from Sept. 24 to Nov. 30. It is a lovely time of the year to be on the trails and enjoy the outdoors before the winter rains set in. The society has grown twice as large this year. The waiting list was getting too long, the horses were lacking space, and the staff and volunteers were stretched to the limit. At the Exhibition Grounds (Barn A) the physically and mentally challenged children and adults will be attending. At Stonehenge Farm (Barn B), on the north corner of the Exhibition Grounds, we have leased (to purchase) 8.5 acres to accommodate the emotional portion of our program. All the registration forms are filled out and the riders are excited to get started. Side-walkers and horse-handlers are needed to help riders. Workshops can start you, with other ongoing workshops, Equifit

classes and many other learning ideas in the works. Call either Barn A (250-338-1968) or Barn B (250-338-1987) and you will be matched with the horse and rider you would like to spend an hour or two, once a week with. Orientation workshops are being held Sept. 10 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds from 10 to noon and at Stonehenge Farms from 1 to 3 p.m. Orientation sessions are also scheduled for Sept 14 at Stonehenge Farms (enter off Dove Creek Road) from 10 to noon and at the Exhibition Grounds (in the big barn) from 1 to 3. The orientation includes: explanation of programs, characteristics of horses used, explanation of safety procedures, expectations and duties of volunteers, demonstration of horse-handling, demonstration of sidewalking and holds. You will be asked to fill out our application forms and will receive the CVTRS handbook. Refreshments will be available. — Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society

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‘Discoveries are happening’ at Courtenay museum A whole new look is being given to Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre in an initiative to attract more visitors. The rebranding is covering all aspects of its work — from the signs on the outside of the building through the look and extent of the displays inside; and from a new website and Facebook presence to a range of brochures, short films and advertisements. A new museum logo features two images of its best-known exhibit — the elasmosaur, discovered on the banks of the Puntledge River in 1988. One is of it in skeletal form, the other as the silhouette of it swimming through a primeval sea. The logo has been designed by Primal Communications and will often be used alongside a new slogan — Discoveries happen here. “That’s because they really do — discoveries are happening here all the time,” says Pat Trask, the museum’s paleontology specialist. “The Comox Valley and central Vancouver Island are internationally recognized by scientists as being a hotbed for marine dinosaur discoveries,” he added. “Our collection here in Courtenay already numbers more than 6,000 items.” The new look will include fresh presentations of all the museum’s displays — not just the fossil collections, but also social history topics. Courtenay-based Neil Havers Design is working with museum staff to create new information panels and other graphics on both floors of the museum to give a cohesive look to all the displays. Comox-based Wallace i Media is updating the website, Facebook and YouTube sites. Six new videos have also been commissioned, the first two of which have just been posted online at www. courtenaymuseum.ca,

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project to present and promote the museum and its programs to an even wider audience. “Our renowned fossil collection is what brings people in, and we will be presenting

that in an even more interesting and informative way,” she said. “But the consistency of the design will extend to all our exhibits — from the ancient to the present — both onsite

and online.” The work is being partially grant-aided by Community Futures Strathcona and the Rural Economic Development Initiative of B.C., which see the

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Nibble, sip and assist diabetics What goes with wine? Cheese, of course, and other delectable appetizers. What goes with whiskey? Mmm … chocolate. Or we’ve been told — more whiskey. And, what makes you feel really, really good? Knowing that you are helping to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). On Sept. 30, the North Island Branch

Fox run approaching fast Butler at 250-890-9116 or info@activecomoxvalley.ca. The Active Comox Valley initiative began in September 2005. For more information, visit www.activecomoxvalley.ca or call 250-890-9116. — Active Comox Valley

lect pledges (no minimum). Pledge forms can be picked up at your local recreation centre or downloaded at www.terryfox.org/ Run. Volunteers are needed to help at the event. To discuss event day volunteer opportunities, contact Robyn

ery. Both the wineries and the distillery will provide tours and tastings, which will be complemented by cheese and yummy appetizers. Local entertainer Luke Guthrie will provide entertainment. Tickets can be purchased through Odlum Brown Limited (1001A

Fitzgerald Ave. in Courtenay) or at Mackenzie Gartside and Associates (on Fifth in Courtenay) and must be pre-paid by cash or cheque by Sept. 15. As spaces are limited, call 250-703-0637 or 250331-0800 to reserve your tickets. — Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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Get ready, get set to run for a great cause at this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 16, starting at the lower soccer field at Vanier Secondary School, and continuing through the Dove Creek area. Organized by Active Comox Valley, with the help of Valley-wide municipal recreation departments, local businesses and volunteer citizens, the charity raises funds to support cancer research. “The Terry Fox Run is made possible with the assistance and support of our community,” said Active Comox Valley co-ordinator Robyn Butler. “It’s great to see our collective efforts materialize as we contribute to a great cause in this noncompetitive, family-fun event for all ages and abilities.” Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on race day with the run commencing at 10 following a brief warmup. The route will consist of one-, two-, five- and 10-kilometre courses. The one-km and twokm options will involve laps around the soccer field, which will be fun for little ones or those looking to participate in a shorter course. There is no entry fee, although participants are encouraged to col-

of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is hosting a Wine and Whiskey Tour to raise money for research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. A comfortable coachstyle bus, sponsored by Odlum Brown Limited, will leave Crown Isle at 11 a.m. to visit 40 Knots Winery and Coastal Black Winery, followed by a visit to Shelter Point Distill-

The Cumberland Museum is closed until Sept. 9 for an exhibit and facility update. Work during the closure will include fresh paint for the entire basement level, reorganization of exhibits and the development of several new interpretive areas including Phase 1 of the 2012/2013 Miners History Project. Want to come lend a hand this week? Call

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Secretive murrelets hiding secrets from scientists Why would a bird make a round trip twice a day to carry fish back to an inland nest 60 kilometres away from the ocean to feed its chick? Only the marbled murrelet can answer that question. Not only is the journey a dangerous one, it is also a solitary venture. Murrelets are small, fast-flying members of the auk family of sea birds. There are four species of murrelets found along the North American Pacific coast. The marbled murrelet is found from the Aleutian Islands to the central Californian coast. These little birds breed along the west coast of British Columbia and especially in the remote sounds and inlets along Vancouver Island’s west coast. During the summer months their speckled breeding plumage provides them with a “marbled” appearance. As fall approaches they undergo a full body and wing moult that provides them with white bellies and dark underparts that makes them less conspicuous against the dark water. Marbled murrelets are small sea birds with slender black bills, short stubby tails and tiny black webbed feet. They can be easily identified by their white throats and horizontal stripes on their wings when folded back. Marbled murrelets have many unique features that set them apart from the other auks and their secretive, solitary nature has proven to be a challenge for biologists who are studying their behaviour and trying to unlock the key to their secrets. Their choice of nesting sites is very specific and very hard to locate and study. Old-growth

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results in the production of one large green-tinted egg wellcamouflaged against the green moss. Marbled murrelets take twice as long to rear their chicks before they are ready to fledge. They must be fully developed and capable of sustained flight before they attempt to leave the nest. Their first flight is their only chance to survive as their path takes them directly to the ocean. Sadly, many don’t make it. This year, MARS has cared for some cases that have beaten the odds after sustaining life-threatening injuries. For one tiny little

bird his story started on an unpaved dusty road between Tahsis and Gold River. His rescuer was en route to Campbell River on a busy day for tourists and logging trucks. Uncertain by what she saw, the driver managed to turn around and relocate the tiny fluff ball that was still in one piece on the side of the road. She put the bird in a camera bag to keep it safe and continued on her journey. She had heard of our centre and after two and a half hours arrived with the bird, having no idea she had rescued one of B.C.’s “species at risk.” To conclude the story, the murrelet grew rapidly and was sent to the Wildlife Rescue Association in Vancouver, where it was tested in a large pool for diving, swimming and waterproofing. Passing all the tests and being banded, it made the round trip by helicopter(thanks to Norm Snihur) back to MARS. The bird was then transported by a boat that was taking naturalist volunteers for their weekly duties on Mittlenatch Island, off Campbell River. The murrelet was released close to a group of other marbled

SEWER DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGES INCREASING IN COURTENAY AND COMOX Development cost charges (DCCs) are funds collected from land developers, including homeowners applying for building permit or subdivision, by local governments to offset part of the infrastructure expenditures incurred to serve new development. The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is recommending an increase to sewer DCCs in the City of Courtenay and the Town of Comox. This increase will partially fund upgrades to the sewer system such as: increased pumping capacity, re-routing of force mains, increased treatment capacity and increased bio-solids removal and processing capacity. DCCs are recommended to increase from the current charge of $2,470 to $5,980 for a single family lot. Similar increases are also recommended for other development categories. An increase in DCCs also translates into an equivalent increase in capital improvement cost charges (CICCs). CICC’s are charges to property owners that are brought into municipal boundaries. One of the guiding principles in determining development cost charges is that the local government provides adequate opportunity for meaningful and informed input from all stakeholders. The CVRD will host an information meeting related to this proposal increase on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 3:00p.m. in the CVRD boardroom - 550B, Comox Road, Courtenay. If you cannot attend, please provide any and all feedback on this recommended increase to Karen Garrett, branch assistant, at the Comox Valley Regional District at kgarrett@comoxvalleyrd.ca by no later than September 18, 2012. www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/sewerdcc

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Golf heaven, good restaurants and bunker hell Jim Sutherland Meridian Writers’ Group

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland — Does heaven exist? Let’s leave that one aside and talk about golf heaven instead. Oh, we know it exists. The question is, which part of Scotland is most sublime? Some will say St. Andrews, or maybe the

wild west coast or elemental northeast. My vote at the moment is for the area just east of Edinburgh, centred around the seaside village of North Berwick. I’m standing on one of the world’s oldest (and best, and most underrated) golf courses, which might have something to do with it. North Berwick West

Links was laid out early in the 19th century, and despite playing almost exactly as it did at the turn of the 20th, still challenges top players while giving less-than-top ones like me the round of a lifetime. This is golf before the game became pasteurized and homogenized. One green is guarded by stone walls,

SCOTLAND’S NORTH BERWICK West Links, overlooked by the seaside village of North Berwick, was laid out in the 19th century and still challenges top golfers. PHOTO BY JIM SUTHERLAND/MERIDIAN WRITERS’ GROUP

another has a two-footdeep trench running through its centre. The par-three 15th — “Redan” — may be the most copied hole in the game. And North Berwick West is just one of roughly a dozen seaside links stretching along the south shore of the Firth of Forth. Muirfield is in the Open Championship rota, and Old Musselburgh lays claim to a hotly contested title of the oldest golf course still extant, its origins in 1672 predating the current layout at St. Andrews. (Moreover, Mary Queen of Scots was known to have knocked a ball around here a century before even that, so there.) Throw in Dunbar and North Berwick’s Glen course, to name just a couple, and this is easily one of the finest arrays on the globe. I could go on, but the appeal of North Berwick extends even beyond its courses. The town is mere minutes from Edinburgh by commuter train, and the Scottish capital has a thing or two going for it from a tourist’s point of view. For another, North Berwick puts the lie to the idea that eating in Scotland is a less than pleasant adventure.

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immediate area are also home to a couple of prominent tourist attractions: the Scottish Seabird Centre, its telescopes trained on the puffins that inhabit a nearby island, and the National Museum of Flight, complete with a now-grounded Concorde. Oh, not everything is perfect here in golf heaven — my shot here on the Redan, for example. Going against all wisdom, I’ve attempted to fly the pin from 180 yards, and my six-iron

has come up inches short. Given that my next shot will be out of the bunker from hell, the true question this moment is, why am I so content? Access For more information on the courses mentioned visit the Golf East Lothian website at www.golfeastlothian.com. For information on travel in Scotland go to the Visit Scotland website at www.visitscotland.com.

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Racing to stop at next red light We’ve all seen it and I’ll bet that we all talk about them, drivers who race us to the next red light. Here they come, weaving through traffic, going over the speed limit and passing by us just in time to stop for the same red light that we do. These drivers put us all at risk to gain nothing and demonstrate their inability to plan ahead. Drivers who observe the state of the traffic signals as they approach have time to plan and take the appropriate action. If you don’t brake hard, chances are the vehicle following you will be much less likely to hit you from behind. If road conditions are poor, anticipation will allow you to stop for the red light without unintentionally sliding into the intersection. Slowing down gradually in anticipation of the red light will reduce wear and tear on your vehicle and your wallet. Brake maintenance is expensive and the inefficient use of fuel costs you money and all of us in air quality. Plan it all correctly and you might not have to stop at all! Timing may mean that the traffic signal has turned green as you arrive and you can keep on rolling. If other drivers are going to talk about your driving skills why not let it be admiration? For more information on this topic, visit www. d r i v e s m a r t b c. c a . Questions or comments are welcome by e-mail to comments@drivesmartbc.ca. Tim Schewe is a retired RCMP constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. His column appears Friday.

The Telus Community Ambassadors in Courtenay and Campbell River are easing some of that back-toschool financial strain for families in the area. Two hundred forty students will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies in time to start the new school year. This initiative is part of Telus’ Kits for Kids program, an annual tradition through which thousands of backpacks are distributed to young students in need across Canada. “Back-to-school preparation is a crucial step in our kids’ academic success. Each parent wants their child to have everything they need to start the school year on the right foot. Unfortunately, several

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Chamber offers micro-business training The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the BC Chamber of Commerce in the promotion of a new micro-business training program that will benefit small business owners with fewer than five employees. The program is similar to the Youth Skills and Workplace Training and Innovation programs, but differs in that it provides education funding for business owners instead of staff. “Eligible micro-business owners can receive

and eligible to work in Canada; and cannot have participated in another Labour Market Agreement program. Eligible programs may be in a traditional classroom environment at a college, seminars or webinar, online and on-site training. Approved providers include public and private universities and colleges, private career training institutions, agency-accredited organizations, and private trainers with membership in the Chamber Learning Network,

up to $1,500 for general business training in a variety of areas such as bookkeeping, sales and marketing, computer skills, websites, social media and more,” said Comox Valley Chamber president/CEO Dianne Hawkins. There are restrictions. In addition to having fewer than five employees, business owners must not have university credits or recognized certificates; they cannot be enrolled in full-time post secondary education; they must be B.C. residents

which is a member benefit owned by the BC Chamber. “While we would love to see some of our members benefit from this program, it is important to know that you do not have to be a member of any Chamber of Commerce in order to apply for funding,” Hawkins said. Micro-business owners may apply for MBT funding online or by mail. Visit www.BCMicroBusiness.com, or drop by the CV Chamber at 2040 Cliffe Ave. Phone 250-334-3234.

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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

Cleaning up our shoreline We haven’t heard much recently about Japanese tsunami debris, but time and tide is inexorably drawing it to the B.C. coastline. The Comox Valley is about as sheltered from the magnificent and wild Pacific Ocean as any coastal community on Vancouver Island. It’s hard to believe, though, that no tsunami debris will ever reach us. The frightful tsunami March 11, 2011 washed an estimated five million tonnes of debris into the sea. About 70 per cent is believed to have sunk off the coast of Japan, leaving approximately 1.5 million tonnes floating in the Pacific. Something of this magnitude needs broadbased reaction from coastal residents at large if it is to respond effectively. If you see anything you think is tsunami debris, report it at DisasterDebris@noaa.gov. A website at www.tsunamidebrisbc.ca lists what the federal and provincial governments are doing to prepare for the arrival of debris. A committee is marshalling levels of government and interest groups in a co-ordinated response. Committee members are starting to work with local governments, First Nations and other stakeholders. The committee is engaging the Union of B.C. Municipalities and volunteer organizations such as the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. That’s timely, considering the annual cleanup focuses on National Cleanup Week from Sept. 15 to 23. The first event so far happens Sept. 15 at Puntledge Park. Others are scheduled the next day at Marina Park and Goose Spit. Still more will happen the following weekend at Simms Millennium Park and the Courtenay Airpark. Many other cleanups in the Comox Valley are not yet organized. For details of scheduled events and ones that still need to be organized, visit http://shorelinecleanup.ca/en/search/cleanups. Sadly, even when we don’t have tsunami flotsam and jetsam to deal with, there’s far too much human-generated garbage deposited on our shoreline. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com Record Question of the Week This week: Seventy-five per cent of respondents said BC Ferries is doing the right thing by cancelling 98 sailings on major routes instead of raising fares. Next week: Should Courtenay proceed with legal action against Maple Pool campsite? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com to vote. Congratulations Con to Don McRae, who received a whopping promotion from Premier Christy Clark, moving from agriculture to education.

A suspicous fire that destroyed half of a duplex severely damaged the other half, forcing a local firefighter/paramedic couple out of their home.

Drivers can’t be reading signs Dear editor, In Wednesday’s edition of the Comox Valley Record, Mr. Hawkins expresses his dismay with the seemingly disproportionate number of ‘redundant’ bike lane signs in Comox. While I agree with Mr. Hawkins if his point is in regard to sign pollution, I really don’t think that anyone is a proponent of that, one has to ponder what options the Town administrators have when it comes to providing designated safe passage for our pedestrians and cyclists. A case in point; the Town of Comox staff and council recently responded to a petition last fall that asked for the Town to provide safe passage for our children attending Robb Road school. Through their initiative we now have an improved crossing at the very busy corner of Robb and Anderton. You would think that the newly brightly painted roadway, newly installed centre median and large new ‘school crossing’ and ‘no passing’ SIGNS would clearly indicate single-lane traffic on Anderton; not to mention that to get a B.C. driver’s licence you would have to know that it is illegal to pass on the right.

But no. On the second day of school, the RCMP was busy handing out $165 tickets for people who continue to disregard the safety

On the second ❝ day of school, the RCMP was busy handing out $165 tickets for people who continue to disregard the safety of others by passing on the right, at clearly marked crosswalks and through clearly designated bike lanes. Tom Beshr

of others by passing on the right, at clearly marked crosswalks and through clearly designated bike lanes. The irony is that while the police officer was writing one driver a ticket, two cars passed me on the right at the very crosswalk as I was awaiting to turn

left. Which leads me to believe that people really do not have a clue that passing on the right is dangerous and illegal or they can’t read — which then also supports Mr. Hawkins position. Maybe you are right, Mr. Hawkins; we should remove the redundant signage throughout the Town, since no one seems to read them anyway, and instead have everyone retake their drivers test on an annual basis. Drivers. Here are some viable options to get you to your destination on time and allow for obeying traffic safety laws: • Leave your house 10 minutes earlier. • Find a different route to your destination (a $165 fine buys a lot of gas!). • Take the bus. • Ride your bike to where you’re going. • Walk. Stop playing Russian roulette with your cars and our kids, people. Stop passing on the right! When people adhere to the basic safety rules of the road, Mr. Hawkins, I’ll help you to lead the petition to remove all of those unsightly signs. Tom Beshr, Comox

Local heroes need our help now Dear editor, They respond daily in your times of crisis. Whether it be a fire or a medical emergency, when citizens of the Comox Valley call for help, local paramedics and firefighters Laura and Allan Farrant respond. This past weekend the tables turned, however, and it is now them calling on the community for help. The husband and wife couple, who both volunteer with the Courtenay fire department and

also work as local BC Ambulance Service paramedics, lost their home this past weekend after a suspicious fire destroyed their duplex in the early-morning hours. The couple had just bought their first home together this past month and were finally settling in when every homeowner’s worst nightmare happened. These community emergency responders are now left on the other side of an emergency and are asking for your help to

rebuild and move forward after this tragedy and total loss. If you can help with donations of clothing, gift cards, money or household items, please drop off items at the Courtenay fire hall or the Courtenay ambulance station at 1890 Cliffe Ave. Any help is greatly appreciated as everyone moves on from the devastating event. For more information, contact T.J. Moore at tj.moore@APBC.ca T.J. Moore, Comox Valley


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Coalition concerned about assessment of coal mine During the drafting of the AIR/EIS, we participated in the public consultation process as part of the environmental assessment review undertaken by Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (CEAA/BCEAO). In our submission to that process we outlined a number of potential environmental impacts the mine posed on freshwater, marine and land-based ecosystems and the flow and quality of surface and groundwater. Other concerns identified in our submission included: impacts to species at

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risk, air quality and risks to the sustainable shellfish industry in Baynes Sound. In June 2012 the AIR/EIS Guidelines document was released for the mine project. Unfortunately, the guidelines are inadequate and fail

to address many of the concerns raised through the public consultation process. The guidelines will not ensure that the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental impacts will be mitigated or that they will even be adequately monitored. The guideline requirement to assess and monitor effects on hydrology from mining activities is restricted to testing five wells, representing only 10 per cent of the area proposed for mining. The hydrological study of potential impacts is confined to only two watersheds within the project area, excluding other watersheds such as the Tsable River

Death Row dogs not top of mind Dear editor, I would like to encourage awareness of what is going on in your own community regarding the issues with pets. When I put out petitions around the community to help two local Newfoundlander dogs, I was surprised to hear not a lot of people in our community were aware of this story of Chum and Champ.

They have been in the SPCA since January. They were taken from their owners, because they were accused of attacking another dog. Newfoundlanders are gentle giants and in this case that is what Chum and Champ are. This story has been in the courts since they were taken away from their home. The victims in this case are the pets,

and the owner of the Newfoundlander. I honestly think that this community should be aware and protect their pets and get this law changed. It is not happening only in this community. There is a dog named Diesel that has been in the Kelowna SPCA for more than a year, waiting to hear if he is sentenced to death. There was another dog in Kel-

Positive news appreciated Dear editor, How wonderful Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impression of love, but also that Paul Lidgate took the time to write about it in the Comox Valley Record Aug. 31, titled Restaurant hits the Spot. Often we are bombarded with negative articles, therefore, it is a delightful change to read of someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joyful experience. It was good of the paper to print this responsive moment. Too often kind words and deeds are not passed on, however, when they do, it is refreshing to read about it and to realize that there are people who do care and are willing to sacrifice their time to make another person happy, in this case an elderly gentleman.

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s follow his example and multiply this, just like Jason offered to help out on his day off, sustained by his manager Julie of the Courtenay White Spot restaurant. Cool is a much repeated word these days, but let me use it once more and give all the employees a high five for their compassion shown to this elderly gentleman to the delight of his son Paul from Victoria. Happy moments are created by people; they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen otherwise. Ary Sala, Fanny Bay Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: Perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s human nature for people to complain more readily than praise. We are pleased to report uplifting content as we become aware of it.

owna named Shadow that was in the SPCA for 15 months awaiting a death sentence, and was fortunately released back to her owners. I am not saying the SPCA did this; they were contracted out to hold Chum and Champ. The sad part is Chum and Champ are like other dogs in this society today, waiting to find out their fate. There are petitions around town. If you agree the dogs should be released, please sign the petition or go online to change.org and type in Chum and Champ GentleGiants and sign the petition, or go to Facebook and type in ChumandChamp and leave a comment. This story has been in the Comox Valley Record a few times. Do a search and read stories if you are not familiar with this. This could be you one day with your pets. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think this wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen to you. Sandy Gormley, Comox Valley

and Wilfred Creek. The baseline measurements that will be used to monitor the volume and quality of surface and subsurface water are based on incomplete and inaccurate information. The changes to aquifer volumes and quality of water over most of the area where mining operations will occur will not be measured. There has been no requirement established to consider the impact of the Bear Coal deposit even though Compliance

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Coal has stated their intention to mine this site if the Raven project gets the go-ahead. The Bear Coal deposit is located in the Comox Lake Watershed, the primary drinking water source for Comox Valley residents. The CVCS has stated from the outset that we do not support a coal mine in the Comox Valley. Unfortunately, the AIR/EIS guidelines for the proposed Raven Underground Coal Mine project not only

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lack any consideration of global impacts, but also fail to ensure that a coal mine would be operated without long term negative consequences to the health of our local watersheds, marine and land-based ecosystems, and our sustainable shellfish industry employing 600 local residents. David Stapley, Comox Valley Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: David Stapley is the project manager for the Comox Valley Conservation Strategy.

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Dear editor, Re: Release of AIR/ EIS Guidelines for the Raven Underground Coal Mine project. The Comox Valley Conservation Strategy (CVCS) is a community partnership made up of 20 local environmental and residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; groups who have come together to support a Valley-wide conservation plan. This strong collective voice for the local environment is deeply concerned about the inadequate Assessment Information requirements and Environmental Impact Statement (AIR/EIS) Guidelines recently approved for the proposed Raven project.

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Man. do we have beans! Good thing we like them. A lot. Last spring, germination was sporadic in the bean patch due to the horrible weather. Many gardeners experienced the same problem. Beans definitely like it warm and dry for germinating. Any blank spaces in the rows were quickly filled with more seeds. Turns out not all of the non-germinating seeds had rotted from the weather. Just slow starting because of the cold. Especially the pole and runner beans, which meant I subsequently sowed even more ‘Scarlet Runner’, ‘Lazy Housewife’ and ‘Painted Lady’ seeds. Now the tepee poles are completely swallowed up. A very good thing I had lashed each pole securely to pieces of rebar for more support. A lesson learned after last year’s disaster in a wind storm. The cool spring and delay of summer’s warm temps affected the tomato plants too but they are finally producing now. True to their name, the ‘Early Girl’ plants (an F1 hybrid variety) were the first to start producing fruit and ripen. ‘Gardener’s Delight’ (an open-pollinated heritage cherry) were a little slower. And we are

(tiny wee tomatoes) are all indeterminate, or vining tomatoes. ‘Gold Nugget’ (mediumsize yellow cherry), ‘Silvery Fir’ (large tomato) and ‘Sophie’s Choice’ (large tomato) are all determinate, or bush tomatoes. So far I have been lucky on the late blight issue. None infected, yet, but have had two ‘Silvery Fir’ tomatoes succumb to blossom end rot...on the same plant. And one ‘Harry’s Tomato’. Blossom end rot is caused by a lack of calcium. Not too sure why just these three fruits were damaged when all 20 plants were potted up at the same time, in the same soil and amended with a complete fertilizer, same size pots and all watered regularly at the same time. But I will count my blessings it was only those few fruits damaged! Another problem affecting all of these plants ... the lower foliage has been turning yellow and wilting throughout the summer. Probable cause is they needed to be in bigger-thantwo-gallon-size pots. ••• Leslie Cox co-owns Growing Concern Cottage Garden in Black Creek. Her column appears every second Friday.

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LESLIE COX still waiting to pick the first ripe paste-type tomato. The paste tomatoes are from seed we saved from plants my brother’s friend’s father grew for us a few years ago. Originally, the seed came from a friend of the father’s, named Harry. For some odd reason, the name of the tomato was a close secret and sadly, the secret has now gone to the grave with him. A shame as it would be nice to know what variety they really are. But for lack of a better one, we have named them ‘Harry’s Tomato’. I also started an experiment last spring...growing some tomato plants in pots on the front driveway. All are new varieties for us this year, except for the three extra plants of ‘Harry’s Tomato’. The experiment had two purposes. First, to see how well these varieties grew in pots. Second, to test susceptibility to the late blight virus. ‘Black Cherry’ (mediumsize cherry), ‘Harry’s Tomato’ and ‘Hawaiian Currant’

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low the Catholic code of ethics, which specifically prohibits offering morning-after pills to any patients — including rape victims — prescribing birth control Five years ago pills, vasectomies, or this week in the invitro fertilizations. Comox Valley Halverson feels that Record: because the Province When Dave Procter funds St. Joseph’s, gets behind a cause, he the church should not supports it by going to impose its beliefs on great lengths. taxpayers who foot the At the end of bill. 7,250-kilometre cycling Fifteen years ago odyssey across Canathis week in the da, the Comox Valley Comox Valley Re/Max Record: real estate It was It started a g e n t a classic w h e e l e d out as a research case of up to the project to disprove hair today, C o m o x g o n e C e n t r e palmistry, but tomorrow. Mall to the the further I Earlier cheers of got into it, the this summore than mer, Safe70 sup- more convinced way store p o r t e r s . I became that it manager The payoff was genuine. Andy Milat the end lar and Sandra Fisher assistant of the epic journey manager was a contribution of Rob Backus agreed to $40,000 to the Cana- shave their heads bald dian Breast Cancer if staff and customers Foundation. could raise $2,000 for Ten years ago the You Are Not Alone this week in the Society (YANA). Comox Valley That total was Record: reached in one month, A Catholic code of so at high noon the ethics imposed by St. pair had their heads Joseph’s Hospital is shorn. They weren’t preventing patients alone. Gord and Rusfrom receiving proper care and making hypocrites of many physicians, says former head of the hospital emergency department Jim Halvorson. Your Community. All physicians with hospital privileges at Your Newspaper St. Joseph’s must sign an agreement to fol-

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CAITLIN MCKINNON sell Redlack, Kurt Orbell, Chris Williams, and Earl Durrance also had their hair removed for the cause. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: About 40 jobs are being created as Field Sawmill goes back to round-the-clock production, Primex For-

est Products president George Malpass said. Primex is the local mill’s Vancouver-based parent company. About $11 million worth of high-tech equipment was added during a major refit last spring, Malpass said. When the new system shifts into high gear, Primex expected production to total about 80 million board feet per year. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Sandra Fisher, a palm reader who prefers to be called a

hand analyst, got into her line of work in an unusual way. “It started out as a research project to disprove palmistry, but the further I got into it, the more convinced I became that it was genuine,” she said, adding she is currently trying to find a link between allergies and palms. “The fingers reflect the brain and the palm reflects the body. They can give good warning signals, on things like cancer, and so they can be a part of preventative medicine.”

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He’s arguably the biggest music producer in Canada — and likely one of the best-kept secrets in the Comox Valley. His name is Brian Howes, two-time producer-of-the-year at the Juno Awards, which recognize excellence in Canadian music. This year, the 47-year-old won for his production of Nickelback’s Here and Now, as well as Hedley’s Storms album, which debuted at No. 2 on the Canadian Albums Chart. Howes had also won in 2007 for producing Hedley and Hinder. Both times he was selected over David Foster and Bob Rock. He was nominated in the same category at the 2010 Junos, and at the 2008 Grammy Awards for his work with Skillet. Born and raised in Courtenay, the Vanier graduate started his musical career in the ‘80s, fronting a cover band called Young Gun. In the ‘90s, upon hearing the grunge sound of bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Howes formed DDT, which signed with Elektra Records. “Lars Ulrich from Metallica started his own label through Elektra, and we were the first signing. We were instantly everywhere, in Rolling Stone magazine. “We did a record in LA with Matt Wallace. Released a single, it blew up. We were on tour with Kid Rock doing coliseums, and

then the band just fell apart,” Howes said, laughing. Shortly thereafter he signed a record deal as a solo artist. But halfway through touring Howes realized his passion was producing and songwriting, and building things from scratch. “I’d been on the road for years and years, and also I would make a record and get tired of it. I love so many different styles of music.” The first thing Howes produced was Hedley’s first record. He also built Hinder from scratch, writing the music and playing various instruments. The band’s Extreme Behaviour album included the single Lips of an Angel, which he said “kind of blew up,” staying at No. 1 on the U.S. charts for three weeks. Hinder’s second release, Take it to the Limit, was certified gold south of the border. “After everything kind of blew up for me, Jimmy Iovine from Interscope (Records) gave me my own label.” Through which he hooked up with Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell. Together, they co-wrote American Idol winner David Cook’s first single Light On. Howes won a 2010 BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) award for the song, which reached platinum status in the U.S. Howes has won several Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada awards for various projects. Last year, he received SOCAN’s International Achievement Award. “I’ve been pretty fortunate. Lots of hard work,” he said, recalling how he barely made it through high school because he was too busy writing song lyrics. “I don’t know if the teachers were very happy but it turned out OK.” reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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GET 2 MORE BUFFET ITEMS AT THE SAME GREAT PRICE! TALENTED YOUNG AUSSIE Kim Churchill visits the Waverley Hotel on Sept. 14 with opening act Guro von Germeten. That obvious work ethic and years of practice, together with an indescribable talent are displayed thanks to the wonders of YouTube in a clip of Kim sitting in a workshop. With guitar in lap, a surfboard and photo of his idol, Bob Dylan, behind him, the viewer can witness the magic in his hands as they literally dance all over the instrument. They bang, tap, flutter and pick at the strings with purpose and precision. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to get hypnotized by his hands, and thus to become lost in the sound and the soul of the music. Kim doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just show up and play his music. He takes the time to explain his songs, he takes the time to thank the crowd and he pauses to inhale the manifestation of his

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Kim Churchill plays a guitar with the busiest of fingers and the rhythm of a master. Churchill, who will perform Sept. 14 at the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland, sings lyrics too enigmatic to believe they came from someone so young. He is joined on this tour by Guro von Germeten. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a true-blue Aussie who is just 21; a surfer with a connection to the sea that spills out in his performances, even when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long, long way from the beach. And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reminder to us all that choosing whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in your heart is better than choosing whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in your head. During the midst of his Canadian tour and sitting curbside, shoeless and in the shade away from a piercing sun, he speaks openly as his feet rub the dirt and filth of the street. He first picked up a guitar at the age of four. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m told.â&#x20AC;? He says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember this, but I guess when I saw my mother play, inspiration just happened.â&#x20AC;? His father couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore the potential he saw in his son and enrolled him in classical guitar lessons at age six. Kim admits to hating classical instruction, often bargaining grades for new instruments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad would say if you get an A in this next class, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get you a new Fender guitar, so I would put in two hours in the morning, grab my board, catch a few waves, and make the school bus by 8:30, then practise again after school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took me a few tries, but I ended up getting an A, and I got the new Fender.â&#x20AC;?

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Look for Sax and Violins at the Zocalo CafĂŠ on Saturday night. They are back! Back on Saturday night at 7:30. For a year now these four busy local musicians have made time to get together regularly at the Zocalo to explore a variety of standard jazz and Latin tunes. Saxophone and violin is an unusual combination that mixes well with acoustic bass, vocals and keyboards. Ralph Barratâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice is warm and resonant, with the timbre of a Bobby Darrin or Sinatra. As a jazz singer and keyboard player, Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mentors include Harry Connick Jr., Nat Cole, and Mose Allison. John Hyde is a top shelf musician with extensive experience carrying a steady swinging groove on base in a wide range of contexts. On violin and flugelhorn, Blaine Dunaway effortlessly invents intriguing melodies reflecting his substantial breadth of musical experience and interest. Tony Morrison, fresh back from a gig in Taiwan, is charged and ready to play saxophones and flute for you this weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sax and Violins

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At the Zo Join Bob Harlock at the Zocalo Café for some original tunes. Harlock has been playing guitar and writing songs for many years. His songs are filled with wit and humour along with some true experiences. Harlock will play at Zocalo from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 13. — Bob Harlock

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Funky jazz coming to Elks The Georgia Straight Jazz Society is kicking off its fall season with a tip of the hat to the next generation of exciting and talented jazz musicians. This coming Thursday, the Carson Fry/ Troy Lucas Quintet will show you what upand-coming jazz performers can do when they hit the stage. All five members of the quintet are currently enrolled in the Jazz Program at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. The quintet members are: Carson Fry on trombone and vocals, Troy Lucas on saxophone and flute, Wes Carroll on guitar, Sean Robson on bass, and Phil Toutant on drums. Carroll hails from Victoria, Robson from

Yellowknife and Toutant from Fort McMurray. Fry and Lucas are from Courtenay and have performed at the Elks in the past. Featuring an intelligent mix of funk, fusion, progressive jazz and jazz rock, the quintet performs their own arrangements of jazz classics, along with original compositions. Among the members’ many diverse influences are Weather Report, Chicago and Herbie Hancock. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear and support some fine young musicians. Come to the Elks Club on Sixth Street in Courtenay. The music starts at 7:30 but if you want a good seat you should plan to come early.

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HAPPENING ONGOING 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. 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 ChalifouxLuscombe Show and Sale until Sept. 9. Pearl Ellis Gallery Anniversary Members’ Show & Sale from Sept. 3 to 11. FMI: www.pearlellisgallery.com or Facebook. POTTERS PLACE in Courtenay open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: www.thepottersplace. ca or 250-334-4613. WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends runs every Thursday, no cover. Visit www.waverleyhotel.ca. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ, bassist Tim Croft plays duets with different musicians in various genres Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anderson Jazz Syndicate performs on the last Friday of each month. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

dance to the music of Fiddlejam, Merville Community Hall from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets at Laughing Oysi k hi ter, Blue Heron, Courtenay Country Market, Merville General Store and L’Arche Outreach Centre at 1744 England Ave. in Courtenay. FMI: 250-334-8320. SAX AND VIOLINS at Zocalo Café, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 9 RHYTHM ON THE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds in Courtenay, noon to 10:30 p.m. FMI: rhythmontherock. ca.

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

Thursday, Sept. 13 WASHBOARD UNION at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. CARSON FRY/TROY LUCAS QUINTET opens Georgia Straight Jazz Society season at Elks in Courtenay. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. FMI: www. georgiastraightjazz.com or Facebook. BOB HARLOCK at Zocalo Café, 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14 KIM CHURCHILL and GURO VON GERMETEN at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City, the Waverley or by phoning 250336-8322.

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 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. 28 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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ASHBURY WEST presents a Neil Young tribute, Bridge Lounge. Advance tickets at Bridge and door. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8. GINGER 9 STUDIO AND GALLERY open house, 7 to 10 p.m., 130-211 Centennial Dr. in Courtenay. FMI: 250-3386463.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 8

STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents España: Music from Spain, Native Sons Hall.

RHYTHM ON THE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds in Courtenay, 1 to 11 p.m. 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. L’ARCHE COMOX VALLEY sponsors pig roast and barn

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Sunday, Jan. 27 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents España: Music from Spain, Native Sons Hall.

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OUR GREAT NATION’S only seven-piece outlaw bluegrass band, Washboard Union, visit the Waverley Hotel on Sept. 13.

Outlaw bluegrass band coming On the road to Rifflandia, Washboard Union stops in Cumberland on Sept. 13 at the Waverley Hotel. The band might be described as “a three-car pileup of Old Crow Medicine Show, Steve Earle and Drive By Truckers” or “Canada’s only seven-piece outlaw bluegrass band.” Four vocalists/songwriters come together for a one-of-akind live show. The band was recently featured for three shows at Canadian Music Week and received multiple best of the fest nods.

In the fall of 2010 the band met one of Canada’s top producers, Gggarth Richardson. After hearing the band for the first time Gggarth decided that what the Union was doing was so different from what he was used to that he signed on to produce The Washboard Union’s album on the spot. Recorded at The Farm studio in Gibson, it would become Gggarth’s first country album and the debut album for The Washboard Union. Gggarth reached out to Bob

Ezrin, who produced the song Half Cree for the new album as well. With four distinct voices, Washboard Union is a songwriting collective with one of the most captivating live shows on the road today. Mixed by John Whynot, Washboard Union’s self-titled debut album has been out for several months. For details, visit http://thewashboardunion.com. Waverley Hotel doors open Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. — Cumberland Village Works

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The Comox Valley Glacier Kings take on one of the new kids on the block in their 2012-13 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League home opener. The Nanaimo Buccaneers invade the Comox Valley Sports Centre for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop tomorrow (Sept. 8) night. It will be the second game of a

home-and-home series for the teams; the Yetis were in Nanaimo for their 201213 season opener last night with result unavailable at press time. The Bucs are one of two new teams in the Island Jr. B league this year. They are in the North Division along with the Glacier Kings, Campbell River Storm and Parksville Generals. Also on board this season are the Westshore Wolves

SEPT. 8 7:30 P.M. SPORTS CENTRE who are in the South Division along with the Victoria Cougars, Kerry Park Islanders, Peninsula Panthers and Saanich Braves. The Wolves beat the Islanders 1-0 in Wednesday’s 2012-13 VIJHL season opener. Entering their 20th year

in the league, the Glacier Kings are sporting a bit of a new look themselves. Bill Rotheisler has taken over head coach duties and is joined by new assistant coaches Cameron Knox and Mark McNaughton. Returning is assistant

coach Tony Wishart for a second year. The Glacier Kings tuned up for this week’s regular season action with a pair of exhibition tilts against the Storm. On Sept. 1 in Courtenay they dropped a 2-1 decision to the visitors and on Sept. 2 they fell 7-6 in overtime up in Campbell River. ICE CHIPS Comox goalie Michael Herringer, 16, has been re-assigned by the

WHL Victoria Royals to the VIJHL Victoria Cougars ... the current VIJHL poll on the league website (vijhl. com) home page asks which team will win the 201213 championship ... after 421 votes, the survey said: Victoria 26 per cent, Campbell River 20, Nanaimo 12, Saanich 10, Westshore 10, Oceanside 7, Comox Valley 6, Peninsula 5 and Kerry Park 4 ... sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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The Americans tried to crash the party, but the Canadians were having none of it. Canada reclaimed the Can-Am Demolition Derby title they lost last year to the U.S. by a 682-638 point margin at Saratoga Speedway on the weekend. Each country had eight cars battling for bragging rights during the two-night show. A full field of 16 Crash to Pass cars, 24 Hornet cars and seven Figure 8s also competed, and Day 1 featured a full night of hard hits and great racing. In the Hornet division, #55 Trevor Dicus won his first B dash of the year with the A dash going to #15 Lane Pearson. Dicus took first in his 12-lap heat with the A heat going to #02 Daryl Cahill who started 10th but came back to take the win. #17 Brad Dimitrov led the first 12 laps of the 25-lap main event until he got taken out, opening the door for #64 MacLaren Inglis to take the lead and never look back. #28 Brianne Fenn finished second with #98 Nigel Neufeld third. In the 25-lap A main, #15 Lane Pearson jumped out to an early lead on lap one.

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#08 Daryn Cahill and #02 Daryl Cahill were on Pearson’s back bumper for the final 10 laps but the determined Pearson prevailed to win his first main event of the year. #59 Ted Dimitrov domi-

nated the Roadrunner division, setting fast time in qualifying, winning the dash, heat and main to take over the points lead from #66 Nick Leavitt. #02 Glenn Pinto was racing Figure 8s for the

first time this year and he didn’t disappoint, holding off #15 Cindy Kennedy to win the 15-lap main event. #72 Travis Stevenson had a good night in the Crash to Pass division. #01 Jeff May won the dash but Steven-

son took over from there, winning the heat and leading every lap of the 20-lap main. The Canadian-American challenge had three events: a dash, tire changing event and a 20-minute timed

race. #89 Gregg Sagmoen from team Canada won the dash. Sagmoen also won the tire changing competition with a time of 1 minute 9 seconds compared to team America’s time of 1:25. See SPEEDWAY, B8


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Speedway closing out race season with fireworks Continued from B7

The 20-minute timed event was won by what team tallied the most laps by the end of the race. At many points in the race, Canada had lots of cars and the Americans had one, then it would flip and team America would have lots of cars and team Canada would have one. At the end, team Canada tallied 112 laps to team America’s 103 laps. At the end of Day 1, Canada had 242 points to team America’s 193 points. On Day 2 there were 17 Hornet cars on the track. #17 Brad Dimitrov won the B dash with the A going to #42 Jordan Phillips. #28 Brianne Fenn dominated the field to win the B heat, with the A heat going to #08 Daryn Cahill. The Cahills battled hard in the 35-lap feature race. Daryl led the first 17 laps but got caught up behind a lap car, giving Daryn a chance to take the lead and never look back. Third went to #01 Kevin Lawrenuk. In the B division,

destroying Bird’s car to come out on top. EXTRA LAPS This Saturday is the seasonfinale double points championship night and a huge fireworks show ... several division titles are up for grabs ... #72 Stewart Lee holds a commanding 378-point lead over

#11 Justin Beaulieu in the Bomber division and #98 Pat Brown holds a 152-point lead over #53 Kevin Noble in I.M.C.A. Modified; the real battles lie in the Hornet, Roadrunner and Crash to Pass divisions ... – Saratoga Speedway

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The Friday night lights at Bill Moore Memorial Park will be ablaze this evening (Sept. 7) when the Vanier Towhees and Isfeld Ice engage in some pre-

season gridiron action. The two local Junior Varsity clubs are holding a controlled scrimmage to shake off the offseason rust and begin fine-tuning their teams for the upcoming high school football season. The action begins at 6 p.m.

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Football fans can get a sneak peak at what they might expect at this year’s Petrock Bowl when Vanier defends its title. Meanwhile, Vanier coach Pat Pidsosny notes three former Towhees are enjoying solid season with the Westshore Rebels,

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THE TWIN VALLEY Dragons dragon boat team represented Zone 2 at the BC Seniors Games, held Aug. 23-24 in Burnaby. The team was made up of paddlers from the Comox Valley and the Alberni Valley. Although they didn’t bring home any medals, they made it to the semifinals and all worked very hard to represent the zone with pride. They encourage more seniors to consider the sport both for the exercise provided and the friendships made. There are several teams practising out of the Comox Marina and many are always looking for keen paddlers.

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Soccer gold at Seniors Games North Island soccer was well represented at the BC Senior Games, Aug. 23-24 in Burnaby, with two teams in the over 60 group and one team in the over 55 group. Comox Valley players did well. The over 60 A team won the

gold, with three local players contributing in a big way, Allan Jackson scored with a beautiful curled shot that fooled the goalie completely. Laurence Gerritsen scored with a hard drive into the low right corner. Doug Hillian played a very strong defensive game.

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The over 60 B team also played very well and took home the bronze medal, winning their last game 1-0. The over 55 tournament was fiercely competitive, with our local players giving it their all, but they unfortunately lost 1-0 in the bronze medal game.

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Sunnydale ladies bask in sunshine of September Sunnydale Tuesday Ladies enjoyed a wonderful sunny day to welcome in September this week. The 18-hole ladies played the back nine twice as the front nine was being punched and groomed. Results are as follows: 1st low gross was Teri Sleigh with 91, 2nd low gross Lois Westbrook with 92 and third was Jane Keoughan with 97. Our 4th low gross winner was Marlene Gerrie with 99. Our low net winners were Trisha Harris and Lois Pynn with 68. Vicki Bombini was 2nd with 69. Marg Cikaluk and Ann McLeod were 3rd with 74. Fourth low net was Norma Rankin and Susie Currie with 75. Low putt winners were Vicki Bombini, Lois Pynn and Patricia Lowe with 30. Long putt winner on #18 was Betty Lund. KP on #10 was Chris Annand, KP on #15 was Trisha Harris and KP 2nd shot on #17 was Kathie Reid with a great birdie. Results from the nine-hole ladies were as follows: Low gross winner was Louise Smiley. Low net winner was Ardene Larison and low putt winner was Jenny Lavery with her lowest putting score for nine holes this year. Next Tuesday the nine hole ladies will be winding up.

Good day Saturday, Sept. 1 was another good day with 100 Glacier Greens golfers playing the white/blue tees: Hcp. 0-11: Low gross Jeff Edwards 72, Doug McArthur 73 c/b, Chris Westbrook 73. Low net Clint Perry 65, Willie Oliver 67, Rob Borland 69. Snips: #1 Bob Edwards, #2 (eagle) Jeff Edwards, #4 Doug McArthur, #5 Steve Blacklock, #7 Gabe Tremblay, #15 Richard Martin, #17 Serge Rivard. Hcp. 12-16: Low gross Robin Houlgrave 76, Ted Sauve 80, Bruce Henderson 81 c/b. Low net John Hol-

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Dafoe tops At Comox Ladies golf on Thursday, Aug. 30, Jan Dafoe (40) had low gross, followed by Nancy Riva (42). Low net was a tie between Pat Belanger and Norma Leakey (30). Long drives: Norma Leakey, Louise Luster; KPs: Pat Schmidt, Nancy Newton; longest putt: Patti Harris; fewest putts: Karen Vanetta (12). On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Comox ladies were flighted into three groups. Handicap 0-22: low gross Karen Vanetta (80); low net (tied) - Phyllis Taylor, Suzy Venuta, Grace Coulter, Nancy Riva (72). Handicap 23-29: low gross – Peg Runquist (88); low net – Linda Verdenhalven (69). Handicap

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Beat the Pro On a beautiful Sept. 4, members of the Crown Isle Ladies golf club played an entertaining and enjoyable game called Beat the Pro. The pro plays a couple of holes with each of the foursomes of the day and his gross score for 18 holes is matched against each woman’s net score. We all would like to thank club pro Evan Webber for coming in on his day off in order to take part in this annual fun event and for kindly allowing some of the women to better his gross score with their net. It was a big day for birdies: Brenda Barrigan (#13 and #16), Pat Chalmers (#16), Valerie Dingwall (#6), Sandy Dudley (#16), Katy

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Comox Valley United men’s soccer team opens its 2012-13 Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 3B season this Sunday, Sept. 9 at home against Prospect Lake SC Lakers. Game time is 2:15 p.m. at Valley View. United is also home the following Sunday when Penelakut United comes to town. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Partnerships play key role in CVAC Sharks success Michael Neufeld Special to the Record

It doesn’t seem to matter where you look these days you’ll find that you can’t get very far without supportive partnerships. Often times our goals and successes depend on them. Whether we look towards the teacher student partnerships that help motivate and support our kids or the encouragement and stability that are derived from our family partnerships one thing is true – we rely on them overwhelmingly for our growth and development. The Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks recently wrapped up one of their most successful seasons on record, and it gave me pause for thought. What kinds of partnerships have made for a successful Sharks’ season? I guess the first one that comes to mind would be the partnerships between the swimmers, their parents and their coaches. When you are first starting out in any new sporting endeavour you rely on the guidance of the coaching staff around you who have the patience and expertise to help you develop the skills needed for athletic development. Weaving between the threads of coaching instruction and swimmer efforts comes the ongoing encouragement that comes from the parents on the pool deck. Sometimes that is the only thing that separates a swimmer from getting out of the pool forever or deciding to push on and give it “one more time.” And sometimes that “one more time” is the only thing standing in the way of developing an attitude of success for whatever life endeavours kids may undertake. There is nothing quite like watching the joy and satisfaction spread across a child’s face when they achieve something that is meaningful to them. The praise for a well completed stroke or the knowledge that today’s time was an improvement on a previous time. These “PB’s” or personal bests are what swimming is all about – the pursuit of personal excellence that mark you as someone who has done something today that you were not able to do yesterday.

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Michael Neufeld Lots of success If my observations this year from the pool deck are any indication then there are a tremendous amount of successes out there. Every child swimming in the club this year has no doubt had the opportunity to be challenged by their initial abilities and limitations and to move beyond those into the exciting realm of new possibilities. Kids at every program level offered by the club – from the introductory Shark School, where a 25m swim is basic entry criteria, to the Provincial and National training squads who compete at elite level meets – have had the opportunity to share in the selfsatisfaction of these achievements. There is a confidence that comes from the knowledge that they have achieved something that not too long ago was deemed impossible. It’s that feeling that propels kids to dream to achieve greater things and take on bigger challenges both in the pool and out in the world of playground games, academics and relationships. They learn not to gauge themselves on what they can do currently but on what they are truly capable of doing through perseverance and hard work in the future. Partnerships are the basis for this success. Key partnership There is another type of partnership that is also required for successful days in the pool, albeit a seldomrecognized one. This is the partnership that take place out in the community between individuals, organizations and businesses who support the CVAC Sharks and all of the kids who strive to compete and have fun each and every day when they don their caps and goggles. You may have even been part of this partnership yourself by supporting club swimmers who braved the

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damp weather on one of their Tag Days at the local malls to help raise funds for the club, or supported them at the Canada Day cotton candy sales booth on July 1. What you may not be aware of though are some of the community businesses that quietly support the club behind the scenes. For the last three years we have had the privilege of being supported by Jaime McDowell and Steve Schmidt from Coastal Physiotherapy. Not only have they provided the highest

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received treatment from them, but perhaps more importantly I hope you will see them on a different level - as one of the champions and supporters of the kids in the Comox Valley where we all live. Too often these days it seems that kids don’t receive as much support as they deserve, but through partnerships like these, whether they be those from parents, teachers, coaches or community minded business like Coastal Physiotherapy we can make a difference in the lives of the

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or the last month, several flocks of Canada Geese have been flying over our home on their way to feeding in the farmer’s fields off Marsden Road. They are large birds that were born and bred in the Comox Valley. They live in the Valley all year and if you happen to enjoy roast wild goose or goose sausage they are a primary source of this locally grown meat. The hunting season for these abundant birds opened on Sept. 1 and this opening closes Sept. 9 (this Sunday). There is a second opening on Oct. 6 to Nov. 18, followed by a third opening on Dec. 15 to Jan. 6, 2013, followed by still another opening Feb. 10 to March 10, 2013. The daily bag limit for Canada Geese during these hunting season openings is 10 birds. You might get the idea that hunters are being encouraged to harvest generous limits of these large birds and you would be correct. The reasons are quite simple – geese numbers have expanded to the point where they are busily eating themselves out of house and home. Resident geese numbers are multiplied several fold when migrating geese come in from northern regions to winter in the Valley. They are the snowbirds of their race and the east coast of Vancouver Island is their Palm Springs throughout the winter. Ecosystems are complex affairs and aside from the crop damage geese can inflict on farmers they are also impacting our efforts to enhance salmon runs by destroying the vegetation base of our invaluable estuaries that serve as transition zones for out-migrating juvenile salmon. This column wholeheartedly supports the planned control of over-populations of Canada Geese by responsible hunting. Venison has long been one of the favoured meats of humans. It comes primarily from wild deer populations as well as moose, elk and other large animals. On Vancouver Island and especially the Comox Valley the most abundant source is Island Black-tailed deer, a sub-species of mule deer. Our local deer come in small

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BEFORE HEADING OUTDOORS it’s a good idea to pick up a copy of the 2012-2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis. packages with an average dressed weight of 70 pounds for mature bucks and somewhat less for does. The meat is excellent in taste and quality. For those readers unfamiliar with the hunting regulations, the province is broken into eight major regions that are further broken into smaller units for effective local management. Vancouver Island is Resource Management Unit #1 and it is further divided into 15 smaller units with Units 14 and 15 being Mainland Coastal inlets accessible from Vancouver Island. The Comox Valley is in the middle of local management unit 1-6 which is bordered by

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west. Denman and Hornby islands are included. In the new regulation printed in green on page 28 of the 2012-2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis it states the following regional bag limits: “Deer: The bag limit for mule (blacktailed) deer is three, of which only two may be antlerless and only two may be bucks.” On the charts showing open seasons they list the regular season for bucks in Region 6 runs from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10 with a bag limit of two. Under antlerless season they open Sept. 10 to Dec. 10 and they list a bag limit of one with the exception of the season opening on Denman and Hornby islands which opens on Oct. 5 to Dec. 10. (Note: To hunt on Denman and Hornby islands you also need a special Gulf Islands

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January 18, 1924 – August 22, 2012 Thanks Dad, for giving us so many life experiences. An active and busy man, Dad was always on the go. Working, farming, hunting, building houses and farm buildings, dynamiting stumps to clear the land, burning slash, bulldozing snow from neighbours’ driveways, gardening, camping, canoeing, swimming, skiing, and lending a helping hand to neighbours. I can still hear echoes of he and Mrs. Jensen yodeling to each other on the ski hill of Forbidden Plateau where we skied most Sundays for more than 20 years. Dad spent his childhood years in the Peace River area of Alberta, helping his parents and sisters, Cosby and Elizabeth. His father, Frank Pottage, was one of the first Lawyers in Alberta. Dad tells stories of his youth about packing up his own horse and rifle and camping in the backcountry with a friend for days at a time. A young tail gunner in WW2, he was shot down over Germany, and was hidden for several months from the Nazis by a Dutch family. Later, Dad sponsored them to come to Victoria, and we often visited them. He wrote a book about his experiences and was always so grateful to have been taken in by these kind people. Dad met Mom in Victoria where they married in 1947. Together they worked in Ocean Falls and then in Victoria. Dad helped out surveying the Stein River Valley in 1949 by packhorse. In 1951, our parents made a huge decision, which was to shape our lives. They moved to a wild, untamed land, some of which is now Miracle Beach Provincial Park. This land was then owned by his father Frank Pottage, who donated land to establish the park. Dad and Mom built and operated a resort, store and small campground at the edge of the park, and started a family – Murphy, Gaileen and Larrie. Around 1965, a true pioneer, Dad homesteaded and cleared half of his 300 acre farm for raising hay and beef cattle. The remaining forest he carefully maintained for timber and wildlife. Our parents remained on the farm until just a couple years ago. Thanks to younger brother Larrie and his wife Bernadine who moved back to the farm decades ago, it allowed our parents to live there as long as possible. Dad and Mom moved to the Comox Valley Seniors Village – Mom in 2010 where she still lives, and Dad in early 2011. With Mom having dementia, they had to live in separate areas. Dad came downstairs in his wheelchair to visit and hold Mom’s hand almost daily, thanks to the caring staff taking time out to make sure they could spend time together. We kids are so grateful to the care giving staff at the Village. Our parents’ stay there has been a wonderful part of their life journey. Mom, who felt a bit isolated on the farm, now has friends and companionship… and yes, love, from the care givers. Dad, although very reluctant at first, learned to accept, and then really appreciate life at the Seniors’ Village. He always had a heart-felt “thank you” for anyone who helped him. He would giggle and point towards Marco and tell me, “Watch this!”. Sure enough, Marco would often come by a few minutes later, bringing Dad a banana or cookie. It made his day! And a very special thanks to 2 exceptional care givers, Lynn and Burdett, who were there when Dad needed extra attention. They really cared for him, both went over and above their regular expected duties. They made him feel special, and like part of a family. And thanks to so many of the other daily care givers – too many to name, but we are so grateful for your care of our Dad. Dad, we’ll miss you – enjoy your new spirit life with the butterflies, and with your many friends and relatives who passed before you. You’ll always be with us. Love you. From the 3 kids: Gaileen, Murph and Larrie, and Junita, wife of almost 65 years.

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McKenzie, Helen (Ella) Sybil May 22, 1921 – August 31, 2012 Passed away into the loving arms of her Lord on August 31st, 2012. Helen was predeceased by her twin sister Elsie MacKillop, sister Jean Bufton and brother Will McKenzie and is survived by nieces and nephews; Bill (Suzanne) Bufton, George Bufton, Margaret (Rick) Harrison, John MacKillop and Sara (Forrest) Smith. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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October 9, 1921 – Aug 29, 2012 John Farquharson passed away on August 29th in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox B.C. with family at his side. He leaves behind exwife Jean, sons George (Sherry), Ian (Sharon), daughter Diane (Barry), and six grandchildren. They are Jennifer, Tessa (Justin), Andrea, Brian, Kyle, and Colton. He also leaves behind many extended family members in Scotland and Australia, and a great many friends. Jack grew up in Scotland and comes from a long line of farmers. His family were all involved in farming and his nephew continues to run the family farm where Jack grew up. He made many trips back to Scotland over the years and had kept in close touch with his roots. Jack came to the Comox Valley from Scotland in 1953 and settled on the farm in Courtenay. Here he grew fruit and vegetables which were sold, at first, from the trunk of his care on the side of the road. Once he realized there was a market for his product, he and his wife Jean, built a small store which was the beginning of Farquharson Farms. The business grew over the years and became not only a farm market, but also a garden center as well. The farm employed many many people over the years, and a great many of the Comox Valley youth have memories of spending their summer holidays out in the fields picking strawberries, peas, beans, and much more of Jacks produce. Some referred to Jack as a man who was “Outstanding in his Field” which always put a smile on his face. Jack was a very involved Rotarian for many years and lunchtime on Tuesday would unfailingly find him with his fellow Rotarians. He had many Rotary exchange students stay in his home, and was always very active in planting the “mile of flowers’ along the highway at the entrance to Courtenay. He sold the farm to Ducks Unlimited, but continued to work on the farm until his later years. He was a regular at Tim Hortons beside the farm for his morning doughnut and coffee, so much so, that the staff would ask where he had been if he went to visit his daughter in the Okanagan. Toward the end of his life, he enjoyed the company of the Quality Foods staff where he went daily with Jean for his morning muffin and coffee. Jack was a gentle soul whose simple presence put those around him at ease, and his patience seemed to last forever. He could always call on a joke or a story to fit just about any occasion and had an amazing sense of humour. He had a quick wit, loved to laugh, and was happiest around young people, because they were the future. Jack’s passing will be noticed and felt by a great many people of all generations. By his own request, there will not be a funeral. His family hopes he will be remembered as a quiet, gentle man out standing in his field.

Payne, Doreen Muriel April 15, 1941- August 31, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Doreen passed away peacefully on Friday August 31, 2012, the night of the blue moon. Doreen was born on April 15, 1941 in Edmonton, Alberta and was the only child of the late Robert and Mary Duncan. She spent her childhood in Winnipeg and studied at St. Boniface Nursing College graduating in 1961. A nurse for almost 40 years she worked at the St. Boniface Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and the Dawson Creek District Hospital where she specialized in operative care and recovery. She was a long term member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a charter member of the Courtenay Probus Club. Doreen will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 43 years Douglas, her sons Bryan and Kevin, daughter-in law Janine and by her three grandsons Jacob, Benjamin and Daniel. To the doctors, nurses and support staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital your exceptional level of professionalism, empathy and concern were truly appreciated. A celebration of Doreen’s life will be held at the Payne residence for close family and friends. The Payne family wishes to express our sincere thanks for all the kind thoughts and prayers.

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Simone Marie Sarty Born in Racine, Quebec, Simone, as a military member and a wife of one, served and lived in many provinces across Canada and Germany. However, she lived in Victoria and the Comox Valley for 25 years and considered this her home. She is survived by her husband Patrick, sons Steven (Claudia) of Santa Maria, California, Mark (Natasha) of Windsor, Ontario and daughter Selena of Comox, BC. Grandchildren - Samantha, Marcel, Byron, Elise and Simon. Brother Gaston (Helene) of Montreal, QC, sisters Marie-Jeanne, Windsor, QC, and Ghislaine (Georges-Henri) of Sherbrooke, QC. She is predeceased by her son Michael, parents Evariste and Rose Alice Chaperon and brothers Marcel and Richard. Simone passed away at home after a shocking and devastating battle with cancer. A tummy ache in June eventually took her life in August. Simone has many friends here in the valley and throughout Canada and the United States. She was a lady with a smile that would light up a room, a fantastic sense of humour, and, of course, she enjoyed music and people. Simone loved life and everything it had to offer. We love you sweet lady and miss you so much. There will be a “Celebration of Simone’s Life” on Sunday, September 9th at 2 pm at 888 Komox RCAF Wing, 1298 Military Row, Comox, BC. Simone loved smiling faces and would often comment on a person’s smile when in a group. She contributed to many children’s charities but especially to “Operation Smile” where doctors volunteer their time to correct cleft lips in children of developing countries. So, in lieu of flowers, if you wish, please contribute to www.operations.org/Victoria in Simone’s name.

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Religion of the Light & Sound of God

Rest in Peace dear Peter.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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TIMESHARE

ECKANKAR

“Living Life as a Spiritual Exercise”

In loving memory

TRAVEL

PLACES OF WORSHIP

ECK Worship Service

INFORMATION SHOP

LOST: MANS ring, near BC Liquor Store (Courtenay), Sept. 22nd. (Reward). Call (250)337-5719.

Lewis Centre

625 England Ave.,Courtenay

Congratulations to Carla Rayner

A candle with soft glowing flame will light the path of memories as I sit at twilight time Amid the quiet beauty and peace of your Denman Island home. My love forever, ~Mom~

INFORMATION

“Trust Us for Quality Care”

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FOUND, 30ft sailboat “Panique”, owner to claim call Transport Canada 604-7758867

Community HU Song

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Birthdays • Weddings • Special Occasions •

One star in the sky shining brightly for the one who will always be in my heart.

2nd Sunday 11:00 am

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CELEBRATIONS

LOST AND FOUND

4th Sunday 11:00 am

Rest in His Shadow my love

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CELEBRATIONS

You were called home to eternity

With much love, Carol, daughters Erin, Jodi, grandaughter Breezy, grandsons Jacob, Nicholas and son-in-law Peter.

Call fo for your free, no obligation quote on our services. rvices.

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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.

~In Loving Memory of~

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Phyllis Gwendolyn Davis, deceased, formerly of 172 Donovan Drive, Comox, B.C. V9M 2R9 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executrix c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 5th day of October, 2012 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice. Lorraine Bonnie Barner Executrix c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS for sale. Gravel Pit/Heavy equipment. conexc@cablerocket.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS WEEKEND COURSE

Firearms Training & C.O.R.E. Non-Restricted & Restricted. COURSE STARTS: Fri. Sept. 21 6-10pm Sat. Sept. 22 8am-noon C.O.R.E. continues Sept. 24, 25, 26 Mon, Tues, Wed. 6pm-10pm at Grantham Hall opposite Tsolum School. Two pieces of ID required. For information contact: Granlund Firearms 286-9996 Tyee Marine 287-2641 Peters Sports 334-2942 Secondhand & Military Store 337-1750 Norrie Todd 287-8020

HELP WANTED

1-855-310-3535

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CONSTRUCTION LABORER w/ Level Three First Aid required immediately. Please respond in confidence to Drawer #4508, Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Call day or night. 250-338-8042

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who “Tied the Knot” August 25th, 2012 Love from your family

BC’s #1 employer is Health Care Make This The Year You Could Get A New Health Care Career

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Call one of the friendly Admissions professionals at Discovery. We’ll walk you step-by-ste so you can make an informed decision. Admissions professionals are available to show you the campus, give you career information and help you find the right career fit that you can love. Don’t let fear hold you back.

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 7, 2012

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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.

GROCERY STORE PRODUCT SAMPLERS

NEWSPAPER

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.

Current Available Vacancies *Recreation Programmer (Term Position) *Auxiliary Custodians For details visit our Employment section of our website at

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

www.campbellriver.ca FULL TIME Pharmacy Assistant for pharmacy in Courtenay. Dedicated,personable;experience an asset. Send resume to: Drawer # 4509 c/o Comox Valley Record Courtenay, BC V9N 2Z7

Sunridge Place Residential Complex Care facility is now hiring full-time: -Occupational Therapist -Rehabilitation/Therapy Assistant Please send resume to apply@sunridgeplace.ca Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Visit www.sunridgeplace.ca

The CVRD is seeking part-time recreation facility attendants to join our Comox Valley Sports Centre. Must be available for day, evening and weekend shifts. Current rate of pay is $14.16 per hour. Please visit www.comoxvalleyrd .ca/jobs for complete position details and required qualifications. Applications will be accepted until 3pm Sept 10/12

HANA KOREAN Restaurant needs a cook/chef. Send resume to: hanaa0611@hotmail.com CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed Comox RTE # 587 Stewart, Balmoral, Arbutus, Alder & Comox Ave RTE#547 Glacier View Dr. & Queenish Trailer Park

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

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

Comox Valley Record Hours: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY 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 SUSHI CHEF, Full-time Cook and experienced Servers needed. Drop off resumes to Ichiban Sushi, 932 Fitzgerald Ave., Courtenay. No phone calls please. CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Air Brake Course September 22 & 23

• Class 1 & 3 • ICBC Licensed 1st Class Driving School Courtenay 250-897-9875 • Campbell River 250-204-9875 www.instructordarryl.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

RTE#600 Pritchard,Cedar, Birch,Balsom, Bryant & Victoria Court RTE # 525 Bolt, Linshart, Marten, Cheetah, Anderton

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CITY OF COURTENAY “A VISION FOR THE FUTURE”

MUNICIPAL ENGINEER

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.

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Instructor, Health Care Assistant (HCA 105) Posting #100413 Mount Waddington Regional

Instructor, Health Care Assistant (HCA 110) Posting #100414 Mount Waddington Regional Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to these postings.

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.

Start your Health Care Career in less than a year! Study online or on campus Nursing Unit Clerk – 6 months - Work in the heart of the hospital Pharmacy Technician – 8 months - The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Medical Transcriptionist – 9 months - Work online or in hospitals Financial Aid available • PCTIA and CCAPP accredited

Call Today For Free Info Kit

SALESPERSON NEEDED 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

1-877-840-0888

ISLAND HONDA

www.ThompsonCC.ca

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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success NOW HIRING Canada Safeway Limited is currently seeking dynamic and motivated individuals for the positions of PHARMACY ASSISTANT or PHARMACY TECHNICIAN in COURTENAY and DUNCAN, BC. If you are seeking a professional, challenging and rewarding career in retail pharmacy, Safeway Pharmacy is looking for you! Candidates wishing to apply must have a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Assistant certificate from a recognized college. Apply for this position at www.safewaypharmacy.jobs

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

Certified Millwright Millwright/Planerman Technician Production Supervisor/Road Foreman Maintenance Supervisor Production Coordinator Detailed job postings can be viewed at

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

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HELP WANTED

School District 71 (Comox Valley) 607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay B.C. V9N 7G5

VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for CV THERAPEUTIC RIDING fall session starts on Sept. 24 and help is needed in all classes. No experience is required, training is available in workshops or in class. Must be able to walk on uneven ground and enjoy good company. Please call 250-338-1968 or email cvtrs@telus.net for more info.

WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR:

WORK WANTED

TEMPORARY WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM WORKER TEMPORARY HELP DESK TECHNICAL SUPPORT CLERK TEMPORARY LIBRARY CLERK (FRENCH LANGUAGE SKILLS REQUIRED)

HOUSECLEANING Available Sept 14 mon-fri. 10-4. Over 20 yrs exp. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. avail. 331-0013 MICHAELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDYMAN & Maintenance Services. Senior discounts. (250)339-1958. TRUCK HAULING Services. Competitive rates and reliable service. Please call 250-6501598 or visit valleyhauling.com

MEDICAL/DENTAL

LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & RNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bayshore Home Health Is currently seeking RNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to provide one on one care for children with complex care needs in the Courtenay area. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children, we would love to hear from you. Pediatric experience is an asset, however, we do offer client speciďŹ c training. Interested individuals are encouraged to fax or email resume to:

1-866-686-7435 or email pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca

SALES

REAL ESTATE CAREER INFORMATION SEMINAR. Ever wondered about being a realtor?? Come on down to 350â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17th Street Courtenay, B.C. Behind PetroCan Thursday,Sept 27th, 2012 7:00-8:30 P.M. Limited seating. RSVP 250-898-8790

VOLUNTEERS The British Columbia Press Council is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See www.bcpresscouncil.org for information about the Press Council.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ELECTRICAL

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

KITCHEN CABINETS

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

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

Great Canadian Builders Ltd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turning Houses into Homes.â&#x20AC;? Your complete renovation specialists. 30 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, rooďŹ ng, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate. Call Steve, 250-218-7185.

AFFORDABLE CABINET Refacing, Custom Cabinetry and Countertops. 250-850-9915, COASTCABINETRY.CA

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

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES

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

â&#x20AC;&#x153;BLISSFULLY CLEANâ&#x20AC;?. The 1st Aromatherapy Natural home and ofďŹ ce company in the area. Taking care of homes & cleaning for over 10 years. 1 time or regular servicing. Naturally spreading the love! Call 250-937-7165 for free estimate.

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

HANDYPERSONS HOME REPAIR & Maintenance Service. Interior or Exterior. Call Les for Free estimate at 250-898-8887.

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

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ESCORTS

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

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

Searleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shoes ...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.

Working together to help keep BC strong

Job Options BC Courtenay 250.338.9183 | 1.888.388.4217 | www.MyJobOptionsBC.ca EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

Senior Payroll Clerk Maintenance Tradesperson (Electrician)

For details of these postings, please check the School Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web site at www.sd72.bc.ca School District 72 â&#x20AC;˘ Campbell River

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Research & Planning Analyst Comox Valley Campus

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Health Care Assistants

School District 72 (Campbell River)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

HELP WANTED

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For more details about this job opportunity and how to apply, please visit our website at sd71.bc.ca and click on jobs. Note that only complete application packages received through the makeafuture.ca website no later than 13:00 hrs on the closing date will be considered.

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Needed in North Island Get on the fast track to a new career in 38 Weeks Campbell River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a desperate need for Health Care Assistants on North Vancouver Island. In fact, B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Scan here to learn more training we can barely keep up with employer demand. 100% of the latest Discovery graduating class found Evenings and jobs upon completion. weekends now available

Is a Rewarding Career in Health Care Assisting Right for You? Call or go online for more information Funding may be available.

Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualiďŹ cations and information on how to apply to posting #100407.

Your Career Starts Here

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD â&#x20AC;˘ Friday, September 7, 2012

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

FEED & HAY

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

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.

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

GOOD HORSE hay for sale $5.50 per bale. Free delivery for 50 or more. 250-338-5503

PETS FREE BUDGIES - 2 male budgies avail. immed. Call 250-339-6504 leave msg. TEMPORARY FOSTER home needed for super affectionate cat. Sleek, grey, 6 year old ďŹ xed 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 FULL SIZE fridge. Works well. Very Cold. Excellent 2nd fridge/freezer. You P/U. Must sell immediately. $50 cheap. 250-650-4223

AUCTIONS Auction House Vancouver Island. 1611 Hudson Rd. (off Ryan Rd) every Tues, 6pm. Antiques, collectibles, tools, furniture, jewelry, household items, etc. Call 250-941-1999. www.AuctionHouseVi.com

FRUIT & VEGETABLES U-PICK ORGANIC Veggies. Kale, tomotoes, chard, etc. Open Sept.10, 9-4. 5526 North Island Hwy. Bring containers.

FUEL/FIREWOOD #250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE 4 HIGHBACK Wicker Chairs, light colour with 2 matching tables. Best offer. 9 Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s framed Owl plates with certiďŹ cates Best offers Call 250923-5692

Oak china cabinet, glass door $275. Oak table $125 Dresser, bevelled mirror $200 Wash stand $80. 1800â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pine wash stand. 1885 Birdcage piano, birdseye maple, brass candle sticks $200. (250)334-4579 OUTDOOR SHED, Rubbermaid type, 4x6, $250 (paid $600). Call (250)339-9126. Pergala, Carport or woodshed? Project. Post and beam, full dimensions, local milled cedar, 1@14â&#x20AC;?x8â&#x20AC;?x24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1@12â&#x20AC;?x8â&#x20AC;?x24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2@8â&#x20AC;?x8â&#x20AC;?x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2@8â&#x20AC;?x8â&#x20AC;?x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8@4â&#x20AC;?x8â&#x20AC;?x4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; (braces) 16 rafters 2â&#x20AC;?x8â&#x20AC;?x18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2@6â&#x20AC;?x8â&#x20AC;?x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4@Saw horses. $2,900 no tax, 250-336-8684 PORCELAIN DOLLS many numbered. Antique Dealers welcome Comox Area (250)339-3068. VIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037. WESLO TREADMILL, in excellent condition, like new, folds up, $225 obo. Call (250)334-0343.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS Cute, cozy condo. 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bth. Three very new appliances. Mountain view. Close to schools. A must see. 250-923-9399

ASHIYA ALTO saxophone, gently used, $700. Lrg bird cage with starter kit incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food, book and accessories, new, $120. (250)923-1885.

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, ďŹ sh pond, garden. Call (250)337-8742.

COMOX RANCHER on .95acre, 3bdrm, 2 bath, approx 2400sqft. 1500sqft shop, 2 bays, 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122;over height doors, ofďŹ ce, storage, gas heat. Large deck & hot tub, master bdrm has ensuite & walk-in closet, 1746 Little River Road. Price reduced from $425,000 to $325,000. Phone 250-8901071. Must Sell! MOVE IN READY $243,900. 1704 McPhee Ave., Courtenay BC. 3 bdrm, 1 bath w/all updates. Open concept, original hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, beautiful garden beds, fully fenced back yard, 2 out buildings for storage. A MUST SEE! C 250897-9934 or H 250334-3799 COURTENAY, 1182 Williams St., 4-bdrm house w/ city & Mt. views. 45 yr. metal roof, 4 appls. sprinkler system, fruit trees, raised gardens, heatilator ďŹ replace, workshop. Avail. Immed. some terms. $369,000. (250)338-7545.

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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS BLACK CREEK, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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.

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

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.

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

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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 BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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 ďŹ&#x201A;oors, 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! 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

The Longer the clock ticks away before using Kathleen Larson as your buyers agent or Lyle Larson as your sellers agent...

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SUNDAYS Sept 9th & 23rd â&#x20AC;˘ 1:30-3:30 1784 England Ave, Courtenay

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.

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 PORT MCNEILL, small 2 bdrm, 1 bathroom, partial ocean view, new roof and ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, easy care fenced yard, great starter or retirement home. Asking $135,000. Possible rent-to-own for qualiďŹ ed buyer. Call 250-956-2388 250-902-9582.

OPEN HOUSE C.R.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3bdrm, 2 full bath, 1554 sq. ft., fenced, 8 yrs old, $272,000. 250-287-4649.

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GREAT FLOOR Plan. Like new condo in Murrelet. 1509 sq ft with 2 bdrm + den. Tile and hardwood throughout. Low strata fees. #59, 2300 Murrelet Place. Saturday & Sunday, 12-4 PM.

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COMOX - 1397B Lanson Rd Sat., 9-2pm. Coffee table, end table, tv stand, dvds & more.

COURTENAY - 2063 Anna Place off Muir Sat. 8-12. Many books, household, picture frames, electronics, TV, tools. COURTENAY - 2079 Embleton Crescent Sat. 8-4. Household, tools, books, clothes. COURTENAY - 242 Cliffe Ave. Sat Sept. 8th, 9-1. Antiques collectables galore, misc items as well dvdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, cdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, household, priced to move. No early birds. COURTENAY - 2765 Virgina dr. Sat 9-1 Moving Sale. Pellet stove, 2007 Pontiac G6 Hard top convertible 15,000 obo, Lots of tools, household, furniture, Computer desk & Chair, COURTENAY - 2800 Cumberland Rd. Sat. Sept. 8, 9-3. Cleaning out the Basement Sale. Household and more! COURTENAY, 280 Pidcock Ave., Sat, Sept 8, 9am-2pm. Antiques, rugs, chandelier, truck tool box, retro table, futon and bikes. COURTENAY #2 - 950 Braidwood Road Sat., 9-2. Household, T.Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, car ramps, grinder. Courtenay - 295 Centennial Dr. Sat 10-2 Household, furniture. Some cheap, some not. COURTENAY - 4715 Cherry Ridge Dr. Sat. 8-3. Multi Family. Lots of new & used.

COURTENAY - 5120 Willis Way Sat/Sun 9-2. Moving Sale. Everything Must Go!

COMOX, 77 Jane Plc., Sat, Sept. 8, 8am-11am. Furniture, misc household goods, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toys, video games and much more. COMOX- 940 LAZO Rd, Sat, Sept 8, 9am-12noon. Tools, sporting goods, housewares. Very reasonable. COURTENAY 1350 Pheasant Place. Sat. 9-? Table & 2 chairs, Wet/dry Clarke Commercial Vac.,Bissell Carpet scrubber/attachments, x-mas decorations, Cuisinart country kitchen/attachments, Yard Works electric blower/vac COURTENAY - 1517 Thorpe Ave. Sat. 8 Sept, 8-11am. GARAGE SALE - Furniture, household goods, wine-making equipment, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing, toys and more.

DELUXE SCOOTER, as new. Call 923-8937 DOWNSIZING TO a Condo For Sale, Centro BBQ (gas) $100; deluxe patio table, 6 chairs, umbrella $200; queen size bdrm furniture incl. box spring & mattress $700; chop saw $75; lazer level never used $50; couch, love seat & chair $600; chest freezer $70. Please call 250-334-9603

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

In The Comox Valley 250.338.3746

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

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

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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.

STRAIGHT RAIL stair-lift, $2,000. Paid $5,500 3 years ago. In excellent shape. For details please call 250-3378328.

WE BUY HOUSES

SPORTING GOODS 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; COLEMAN Fiberglass canoe, square end. Comes with: three paddles, as new electric motor, two 12-volt batteries. $1,000. ďŹ rm. 250-286-3722. SURFBOARD- NSP 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;? epoxy longboard w/ Dakine bag. Excel. cond., seldom used. Tri ďŹ n, mid: 22 5/8â&#x20AC;?, thick: 3â&#x20AC;?, leash. Bag & board $525. Eves or msg. 250-923-8439

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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.

Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat $165,000. Downtown Courtenay Good starter, retirement or rental home, 2 bdrm. See MLS 341328 or call

Kate Tansey 250-702-7680

COURTENAY 1786 McLauchlin Sat., 9-2. Two family Sale. Solid oak desk, Bentwood rocker, household. COURTENAY - 1895 Cumberland Rd Sat/Sun, 8-3pm. 2 homes became 1. Lots of stuff! COURTENAY - 1903 Tull Ave. Sat 9-12 tools, womens clothing, boots, shoes, household.

COURTENAY - 635 Pidcock Ave. Sat., 8-2. Kiwanis Village Social Club. Free coffee. COURTENAY - 76 Powerhouse Rd, Sat., 9-1. Furniture, books, old electronics. Proceeds go to Kitty Cat PALS 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 GARAGE SALE Saturday Sept. 8th from 9 to 2. 684 Lancaster Way, Comox. Housewares, tools, collectables etc. GARAGE SALE. Saturday September 8, 9-11 at 2311 Strathcona Crescent, Comox. UNION BAY - 5584 Horne Street 9-2pm teens, books, painting, misc. All proceeds helping grad student go to share leadership & English skills to others in Costa Rica.


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COURTENAY: FURNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D 1 bdrm suite, lrge bright kitchen, shared laundry, off street prkg, 3 mins downtown. NS/NP. $750 mo. Call 250-871-1455.

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.

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

#9-730 ASPEN Road. Comox Sept 8 & 9 1:00- 4:00 Quiet and desirable neighbourhood. $330,000

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO COURTENAY: 1-BDRM, 5 min to town. $775/mo, Incl hydro, cable, internet. 4 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Sm pet acceptable. Avail. Oct. 1st. N/S, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s please. Call 250-334-2402.

COURTNEY- 2 bdrm at Air Park/River Walk. 6 appls, 2 bath. NP/NS. Avail Oct 1st. $1050/mt. (250)703-0133. LARGE 2 bdrms. Free heat & H/W, Elevator. From $725 mo. Call 250-334-4646. TRUMPETERS LANDING: 2 bdrm+ den, ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 1 pet ok, $1050/mo. no lease reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 250-331-0332.

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COURTENAY- 2 BDRM Condo, W/D, quiet corner unit, convenient to shopping & College, NS/NP. Must have refs. $800. Oct 1. (250)334-8362.

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COURTENAY 2-BDRM. Secure, quiet, bldg. 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. N/P. Sept 30. $720. (250)334-8876.

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THE TIDES

Beautiful 2nd level riverfront condo features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 6 appl, electric f/p, patio, & secured underground parking; moments to Starbucks & many other doorstep amenities; $950/month; avail Oct 1

ARBOUR GLEN Well maintained 2 bdrm upper suite inc. 4 appl & is ideally located in walking distance to schools, shopping & amenities; N/S & N/P; $775/month; avail Oct 1

FIVE OAKS VILLA 2 bdrm condo located in secured entrance building offers 5 appl & patio; located near shopping & other amenities; N/S & N/P; $750/month; avail Oct 1

CHERRYWOOD MANOR 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

HOMES

CLARKSON DR., BLACK CREEK 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher features sunken living room with vaulted ceilings, big windows & woodstove, & wood floors in the living/dining area; spacious kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite & one bdrm all access back sundeck & private yard; $1250/month; avail Sept 1

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.

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

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Apartmentsâ&#x20AC;˘Condosâ&#x20AC;˘Suites 202-4705 Alderwood 2 bed, 1 bath, N/P, N/S 5 appls, $800/mth Avail. Oct 1st 205-501 4TH ST 1 bed. 1 bath N/S, N/P 5 appls, 55+ $750/mth Avail. Immed.

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

COTTAGES COURTENEY. 1-BDRM home near downtown. NS/NP. $750. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Oct. 1. (250)334-8454.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COURTENAY, 5 bdrms. 5 appls. 2 liv rms, fenced. N/S, N/P. $1200 mo. 250-642-3454

301-4685 Alderwood 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 5 appls, $975/mth Avail. Oct 1st

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

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PARK PLACE 1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd

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2 BEDROOM SUITE available in well-

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

respected, adult-oriented building. Close to downtown, and ideal for seniors with bus stop out front. Arran House is well managed and maintained, and offers a friendly and secure atmosphere. House cat accepted with pet deposit.

250-334-9717

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 + Den. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. Independent Living for Seniors â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Affordable Alternativeâ&#x20AC;? 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.

VILLA MONTECITO 1331 England Ave. TWO BEDROOM over 1,000 sq. ft. Centrally located near downtown and Safeway complex. Very attractive suite with large, designer kitchen, ensuite and five full sized appliances. Quiet, mature neighbours. Well maintained and well managed building. Security entry. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

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.

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

TOWNHOUSES 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

GREENBRIER 750 Eighth 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.

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CONDOS VANRIDGE MANOR

ST. BRELADES

123 Back Road, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

Features 5 appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, blinds, gas ďŹ replaces - gas included in rent. Low hydro. Children welcome. Quiet, wellmaintained 2 bedroom condos. Ideal location, walking distance to Superstore and North Island College. No pets.

FEATURES: Fridge/stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, wall-to-wall carpets, blinds. Children welcome. Quiet, 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, September 15 and October 1st in clean, quiet building with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

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.

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

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

To View, Call 250-334-4483

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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 1 bedroom 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 to view.

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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.

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.

COURTENAY- (walking distance to town) 2 bdrm townhouse, sm cat welcome, fenced yard. No smoking indoors. $695. 250-334-8468.

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.

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339B NIM NIM AVE 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appl., $1000/mth Avail. Immed. 4-3355 1ST STREET 2 bed 2.5 bath N/S 5 appls. 55+ 800/mth Avail. Immed. 600B 25th Street 2 Bed, 1 Bath, N/S, N/P 4 Appliances $1000/mth Avail. Immed. 1400 A KYE BAY RD. 2 beds 1 bath N/S, N/P 5 appls. $900/mth Avail. Immed. 337 MCLEOD RD 3 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. $1000/mth *Price change. Avail. Immed. 4997 SPENCE RD. 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appls. $900/mth Avail. Oct. 1st

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals 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 COMOX WATERFRONT 4 bdrm, 2 bath home, 5 appls, fam rm, 3 F/Pâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, carport, N/S, small dog neg. w/ref. Avail. Oct. 1 - $1.500/mth

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 COURTENAY, SMALL house recently renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d into an ofďŹ ce, own yard for parking/storage, $850 mo. Call 250-334-4775. OFFICE- 400sq 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

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. 5-BDRM HOUSE, 6 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Comox, near mall. NS/NP. $1300. (250)339-2119. $790/mo 1 bdrm, 1 bath cabin, Lake Trail Rd, 5 appls. References. Oct 1. (250)338-6689. CAMPBELL RIVER- (Willow Pt) newer home, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, ofďŹ ce. Avail now. $1450. Refs. Call (250)339-6653. 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 COURTENEY. 2-bdrm. Porch, backyard. W/D, NS/NP. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $1100. Oct. 1. (250)334-8454. DOVE CREEK: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, N/S, pets nego., with garden, storage. Electric heat, wood stove. 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $1100. 250-338-5503. UNION BAY- 1 bdrm cottage w/sea view, electric baseboard woodstove heat. Responsible tenant willing to maintain garden. N/S. Pet negotiable. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $600+ utils. Avail Oct 1. Call 1-(250)888-3998 after Sept 14, 1-(250)382-5849.

STORAGE SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279 W. COURTENAY Storage, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; door, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deep, $110 mo. Call 250-334-4775.

SUITES, LOWER $750/mo 1-bdrm bsmt suite, own entry. Lake Trail Rd. Inclds heat/hydro/washer. NP/NS. Oct 1. (250)338-6689. CENTRAL LOCATION, bright, spacious, 1 bedroom. Separate entrance, $700.00 - Utils incl., NS/NP. Available November 1st. 250-335-0635. See KIJIJI ad #409332063

SUITES, UPPER COURTENAY, 2BDRM, clean, quiet, newer paint, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors, carpeting & appls. Fenced yard, sundeck, pets OK on approval, $1100, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Oct. 1. 1-250-334-8108

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

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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

2003 F150 XLT, XTR 4X4. 1 owner, 132,700 hwy KMS from interior BC. No accidents, great shape, p/w, p/l, a/c, n/s, green with canopy. $10,200 obo. Call 250-337-1737.

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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).

91-9ft Slumber Queen Camper. Great condition, well cared for. Lots of storage. $4300 OBO. 250-923-7508. 1986 AUDI 5000S, pwr sunroof/seats/windows. Good cond, well maintained. 5 cyl auto, no rust, 260,000 km. $1995. obo.(778)420-4254.

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LYNX PROWLER 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; TRAVEL trailer, sleeps 8, top condition, everything working, bright, built-in stereo, $4900 obo. Call 250-338-0157 1957 FAIRLANE Hardtop. Blue/white continental kit. $15,000 or trade for small, mobile business. (250)923-1210

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1997 BUICK Lesabre. New head gasket, brakes,great shape. Smooth ride! $3500 250-871-6069/604-4838181 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

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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

Study circles – small groups meet for collaborative study of spiritual subjects. “Knowledge is one of the wondrous gifts of God. It is incumbent upon everyone to acquire it.” Bahá’u’lláh

All Welcome

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

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

We resume services September 2nd Young People’s Program, Weddings, Memorials, Spiritual Exploration

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250-338-5811

250 Beach Drive, Comox

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

Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM 2277 Enns Road, Black Creek. Pastor Gordon Carter Office: 250.337.5341

COMOX UNITED

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

250 BEACH AVENUE

Sunday Worship and Children & Youth Program 10 am Saturday Service 5 pm Rev. Maggie Enwright Email: cxunited@telus.net

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

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

www.comoxunitedchurch.com | 250-339-3966

Val 250-338-7727 (office)

St. George’s

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Courtenay “The church with a heart in the heart of the city” SUNDAY SERVICE SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30 am 10:30AM SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL Nursery-Grade 7 Minister: Peggy Jensen 250-334-4961

“A place for you: John 14:2

10 am Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship at 11 am

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-400-7800

250-703-1652

467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

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

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

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

250-338-8454

Hearing Assistance

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Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M. Pastor Rev. Peter Hudson Interim Pastor

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 Morning Service 11am Evening Service 7pm

SEPTEMBER 16th - Tamara Winslow

Everyone Welcome. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox

International speaker, anointed prophetic singer & teacher. Her teachings are life changing and cause you to be more intimate with God

250-339-0224

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

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

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CONFESSION:

“New” Semester 1 Starts September 2012!

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

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

FMI or to Register, contact Drew or Laurie Thomson 250-337-8011

1105 Pritchard Rd., Comox www.baychurch.net 250-339-7527

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

Comox Community Baptist Church

Followed by a Potluck Lunch

Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

Independent - Fundamental

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome

Friends

Sundays 10 am

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

PRESBYTERIAN

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1st Street & Penrith

Faith Family

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Pastor A. Ronald Sedo

250-890-9262

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

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stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

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Bay Community Church

Community Church

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

Nursery -Grade 7

Nourish Your Spirit. Heal the World.

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THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Full Wheelchair Access

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

www.ctkparish.ca email: ctkparish@shaw.ca

Hearing Assistance

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

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

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

Need to Spread the Word? Word?

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

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

Sunday Holy Eucharist 8am St. Andrew’s Mission Hill 10am St. John’s 5th Street

Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10 am

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TOUR DE ROCK

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Black Press is proud to be an official sponsor for the 2012 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, with news reporter Kyle Slavin on the 18-member tour team as a media rider. To follow Kyle Slavin’s Twitter updates from the final weeks of training and throughout the ride, follow @TDRKyle. ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Sunday, Sept. 23 and ends Friday, Oct. 5 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs. HELP OUT: Donations can be made at www. copsforcancer.ca FIND OUT: To catch up on all the Tour de Rock news, photos and videos, go online to:

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 7, 2012

CYCLING

FOR THE LOVE OF Nanaimo Mountie finds a new passion as he trains for this year’s Tour de Rock Chris Bush Black Press

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onst. Chris Fernandes has a new love in his life – cycling. Fernandes is representing the Nanaimo RCMP on the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock 2012 team. At 59, he is also one of the oldest riders to tackle the Tour, but he’s motivated by his quest for a new athletic challenge and the fact that his two-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with leukemia in September. Raising money to fight childhood cancer seemed like something he could do to fight back. “You get this feeling of helplessness, where you’d like to help, but there’s nothing you can do. In my case, there is something I can do,” Fernandes said. Fernandes retired from the RCMP after 36 “I like to years of service – 30 of them in Nanaimo – challenge myself. serving as a general duty officer and in several I’m not afraid to other positions. When he retired in 2009, he immediately breathe hard.” signed up as a reserve constable and still shows – Chris Fernandes up for work each day. Fernandes has always been athletic and taken on sports that were sure to test his ability and endurance. He is a member of Nanaimo Search and Rescue and was one of the original members of the B.C. RCMP dive team, now known as the RCMP Dive Recovery Team. For Fernandes it’s no big deal to hike to the top of Mount Benson in Nanaimo or hop on a bike and put 50 kilometres under his tires. “I like challenging myself,” Fernandes said. “I’m not afraid to breathe hard. The way I see it is if I stay in shape well enough and I see something and I want to try it, I can still do it.” His newfound love for cycling came as a surprise to him, but it was evident at the end of the first 20-kilometre training ride in March when the trainees returned to the Parksville RCMP detachment and Fernandes opted to cycle back to his home in Nanaimo instead of catching a lift back to town. “Other than riding to work, I hadn’t done a lot of biking,”

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Chris Fernandes sets sights on the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock trek, which begins in Port Alice on Sept. 23. Fernandes said. “This has been kind of a bonus because I’ve actually found another sport that I really enjoy doing.” But even someone in Fernandes’s physical condition is tested by Tour de Rock training, especially on “speed nights” when riders train to produce high bursts of speed over a 36-kilometer course, much of it uphill, to build stamina and lung capacity. Fernandes previously fundraised before for Vision Quest and for Nanaimo Search and Rescue and hopes to raise at least $10,000 during this year’s Tour de Rock for pediatric cancer research. “As much as I can,” he said.

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