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Another honour for former pilot Stocky Edwards Second World War veteran will be inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame in spring

ans in aviation. His name was included on the CF-18 Centennial of Flight demonstration Hornet. “It’s a tremendous honour for anyone,” Bud Wilds, past president of 888 (Komox) RCAF Wing of the Air Force Association of Canada, said Scott Stanfield of Stocky’s latest honour. “He’s contributed a lot to Record Staff Canada and aviation. He’s Comox resident James very deserving of that parFrancis (Stocky) Edwards, ticular nomination. It’s my a fighter pilot during the honour to be his friend.” Second World War, has been Canada’s highest scoring inducted to the Canadian ace in the western desert Aviation Hall of Fame. campaign, Edwards earned He will respect for be officially his quick It’s a tremendous reflexes, flyinducted next spring. honour for anyone. He’s ing abilities “It’s someand shootthing that contributed a lot to ing instincts you think Canada and aviation. while servwould never He’s very deserving of ing with 260 h a p p e n , ” that particular nomiSquadron the 91-yearin the Westold said this nation. It’s my honour ern Desert week. “It’s to be his friend. Air Force in funny how North AfriBud Wilds ca in 1943. they (accolades) come During near the end (of life). How- the war he flew Spitfires ever, what my mother used after first piloting a Kitto say is better late than tyhawk, which has been never.” refurbished by Vintage Earlier this year Stocky Wings of Canada. received a Queen Elizabeth “I went to Ottawa and II Diamond Jubilee Medal. flew in it,” Stocky said. “But In 2004, he received the they wouldn’t let me fly it, I Order of Canada medal. had to go in the back seat.” Then in 2009 he was Edwards was born on honoured as one of the 100 a farm in Nokomis, Sask., most influential Canadi... see STOCKY ■ A2

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The training is done, the rides are logged and bags are packed. This year’s group of Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders are just about to start their 14-day, 1,0000 kilometre bike trip across Vancouver Island. The goal is to raise money for pediatric cancer research and programs for children with a history of cancer. “I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone. I’ve done a lot of events in the Valley, and I’ve met so many kids,” said Comox Valley rider Cpl. David Thompson. “I’m certainly going to remember them when we stop off at schools (coming through the Valley),” added the patrolman with the military police at 19 Wing Comox, and the only rider in the 2012 event north of Nanaimo. The tour is scheduled to make its

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way next week to the Comox Valley on Wednesday and Thursday, and is filled with events and stops, including schools, a fundraising lunch, a gala dinner and a breakfast, said Patti Mertz, community fundraising co-ordinator, Vancouver Island North for the Canadian Cancer Society. From 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on the day (Wednesday) they arrive, following school stops and riding, the team will arrive at White Spot for lunch — a chance for people to meet the team and make a donation, noted Mertz. She said one of the highlights of the Comox Valley stop later that day will be the Gala de Rock red serge dinner from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Crown Isle. “It will be so beautiful and very elegant,” she explained and added one of the many events that evening will be a golf ball drop from a helicopter. The closest ball to the pin will win a percentage of the proceeds, with 900

available for purchase at $10 each. The Crown Isle event will also feature a live auction, chance to meet the team, and a casino theme. Tickets for the gala dinner are $75 each; a table of 10- $650. Tickets are available at the Comox Valley RCMP detachment. The following morning, the team will head to Thrifty Foods for a breakfast in the parking lot between 7 and 10 a.m, available by donation to Tour de Rock. The 2012 Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice this Sunday, passes through the Comox Valley Sept. 26 and 27 and ends in Victoria on Oct. 5. ••• Visit the Black Press Tour de Rock site at bclocalnews.com/tour-de-rock for updated information every day of the tour, and a chance to win one of two $500 gift cards from Thrifty Foods. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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east of Saskatoon. His family moved to Battleford, Sask., when he was seven. He later joined the air force in Saskatoon, to where Stocky recalls walking most of the 100 miles. “I thought I could just join up, but no, they said we don’t have schools open, you’ll have to go home and wait,” he said. “I walked back. I got halfway back to a place called Borden. I went into a restaurant and asked for a drink of water. The restaurant owner thought I looked a little pooped.” Upon hearing his story, the owner paid Stocky’s way back on the bus, which was about $5, and gave

Quote of the Day FORMER FIGHTER PILOT Stocky Edwards has been named to the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD him something to eat. “I never forgot that,” he said. Stocky has lived in Comox for more than 40 years with his wife Toni. “We’ve had a very close affiliation with the base all the time,” said Edwards,

who enjoys golf and flyfishing. He and Toni have four children — “I came here with only one,” Stocky quips — and lots of grandchildren, some of whom reside south of the border. reporter@comoxvalley record.com

A lot of those ❝ businesses are holding on by the skin of their teeth, and I don’t think they need any more monkey wrenches thrown into the system. And this was a monkey wrench.

Sexual Exploitation of Youth) Comox Valley, and North Island College’s Human Service Worker Program, It Can Happen to Anyone is a prevention-based workshop designed for parents, service providers, and community audiences. The workshop will be facilitated by Diane Sowden, founding executive director of Children of the Street Society. This free workshop will take place Sept. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College

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They came, they saw – and now they’re staying Renée Andor

taken some getting used to is Canadian meals. “Here, usually for lunch Each year students come you have like sandwich, from all over the world to and at home — you do learn in the Comox Valley, like a more strong meal and the Record decided to in Guatemala, so it was find out why a couple of like, hard at first, but now them came here and what I’m starting to get adapted,” she explained, adding they think of the Valley. Joanna Lara is from sometimes she was hungry Guatemala and just got to in the afternoon before she the Valley a few weeks ago got used to the change. She appreciates the to take advantage of North Island College’s medical friendliness of the Canatransfer program which dians she’s met so far, and noted this kindness is helpstarted in September. Lara already decided she ful to international students. likes it here. “I just encourage the peo“It’s beautiful, I really like the water,” she said ple from Canada to remain with a grin, adding she’s being nice, kind, friendly because been to that really Goose Spit I just encourage the helps me and loved and other it. “Also, people from Canada to internathe people remain being nice, kind, tional stuare very dents to friendly so friendly because that feel comthat helps really helps me and other f o r t a b l e, me a lot to international students to it helps not missus in a big ing my feel comfortable … Joanna Lara way.” family a Justin lot.” Lara’s father is a neu- Guo came here from northrosurgeon in Guatemala east China and is completCity, and she plans to fol- ing his Grade 12 studies at low in his footsteps. She Mark R. Isfeld Secondary first decided she wanted to School. He moved here in study in Canada during a the summer of 2010 and vacation to Vancouver with improving his English was her father a couple of years a big reason he left China and came to Canada to ago. She chose NIC’s medical study. “When I first came here transfer program after she graduated from high school I can write English but I in Guatemala and plans to cannot speak very well and continue on to the Univer- my listening was bad, so sity of B.C. when she’s com- when I first came to school, for the first several months, pleted the program here. Although her family has it was really hard for me done some travelling and because I understood only lived in Mexico and Belize half of what the teacher besides Guatemala, this is said,” said Guo, adding Lara’s first time not living group projects and making Canadian friends allowed under her parents’ roof. But, she said her home- him to improve his skills stay with a woman in Cour- with the language. According to Guo, the tenay has helped her make main difference between the transition. “I really like it because schooling here and in China I’m staying with a single is the opportunity to parmom,” said Lara. “She’s ticipate in extracurricular helping me a lot in every activities. He’s part of the area possible, like she gave school’s Interact Club, Yearme a tour of the Comox Val- book Club, choir, and is on ley. I don’t really remember the senior rugby team. “As my friend said the all the places where I went (smiles) but she’s helping last year, ‘Do as many things as you can,’” said me.” One difference that’s Guo with a smile. Record Staff

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JOANNA Lara from Guatemala is taking North Island College’s medical transfer program in the Comox Valley. Justin Guo from China has been at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School since 2010 and will graduate this year. PHOTOS BY RENÉE ANDOR Guo lives with his aunt, and plans to take his postsecondary schooling in Canada. He wants to become an electrical engineer, though he’s not sure if he will head off to the University of Victoria, the University of BC, or head farther off to the University of Toronto. Guo repeatedly said he’s been impressed with the friendliness of the Comox Valley throughout his stay. “It’s a small town, not a lot of people, but almost all the people here are very nice. They see a foreigner, they won’t say, ‘Oh you are new here; I don’t want to interact with you,’ they are very friendly, they will say, ‘Oh, hi, you’re from China,’ so they start a conversation with you,” he said, later adding, “For example, in Superstore when they see an old person or people holding stuff they actually go and open the door for them to make them go through the door easier. “Everyone here is so gentle.”

International numbers up Record Staff North Island College’s international student numbers are up, and School District 71 is working to expand the countries with which it has partnerships. According to a news release from NIC, there’s been a 30- to 35-per-cent increase in international student enrolment this year compared to last year. NIC director of college and community relations Susan Auchterlonie previously said 121 students came to the college last year, and she expects 135 to 150 this year. Meanwhile, SD71 international education principal Rob Moore expects the district’s international program enrolment numbers to be pretty much on par with last year. “At this point, we’re at about 175 students and then before the year’s out, we’re likely to have another 40 to 50 head count come in for short-term students, so I think we’re going to be between 215 and 225 by the end of the day, which is a good thing,” he said,

adding students are coming here from 19 countries this year. He noted a decline in international students from Europe due to the world economy— including a 30-per-cent drop in students from Germany, which is where most of the district’s international students come from. “We think it’s somewhat different than the college. Because these are high school children, I think the parents are being very careful with their money,” he said, adding high school students mainly come for culture and language immersion reasons. “When adults are going to college and university from another country that is a long-term commitment, they’re doing it, they’ve already raised the money for it.” However, he noted SD71 is busy developing new partnerships in more areas of the world including Africa, the Middle East and India. He expects to see those partnerships start to bring more high school students to the Valley next semester or next year.

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Was BC Ferries right to cut sailings rather than raise fares? Why or why not?

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Fireworks getting pricey within Comox borders Sale being limited and $500 fine recommended for offenders

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Lynn Joseph BC Ferries should do neither as I feel the transportation system is to be provided through our taxes, not a private corporation making profit.

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I feel that BC Ferries should be a service, not a for-profit business. Cutting sailings causes further hardships to businesses and residents of the islands.

As tourism has been on a downhill slide, cutting sailings makes more sense than raising fares. Ideally, neither would be required but the taxpayer is burdened enough already.

Bridge work resuming Monday Work will start at 7 a.m., one hour earlier than before Daytime lane closures on the Fifth Street Bridge will restart on Monday. To complete the project as quickly as possible, the contractor will start work each weekday at 7 a.m., one hour earlier than originally scheduled. The daytime work will be completed by 5 p.m. each day. “Work was on hold this week while we were waiting for delivery of some crucial bridge parts,” said the City’s manager of engineering Derek Richmond. “Once crews get going on Monday, it will be full steam ahead until the project is finished on Oct. 5.” During daytime bridge work, traffic will be single-lane westbound only, from Lewis Park toward downtown. Eastbound traffic will need to divert to the 17th Street Bridge. These lane closures will result in traffic delays. Drivers are asked to drive safely and allow extra time to complete

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behind Courtenay.” Gillis hopes a “willing buyer” will pay at least $470,000 for the land. Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula said money from the sale would go into a pot, and could be leveraged to do something to help establish low-cost housing. When he sat on the CVRD board, Jangula opposed the proposed shelter location at the time of the purchase, as did area businesses. He feels subsidized housing would not cause the same pushback. “I still think the business area in the downtown and through that area where the proposed shelter location was is fragile,” Jangula

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Record Staff A conservation officer and cougar hound searched in vain Thursday morning for a cougar that had been spotted near Salish Park in Comox. The cougar that had been reported not far from Highland Secondary School is believed to be a young one that has also been seen recently near St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mark Isfeld Secondary School and the former Field Sawmill site, said Const. Nicole Hall of the Comox Valley RCMP. “It’s not doing anything out of the ordinary. It’s not being threatening,” added Hall, who said she understands how people would be concerned. If you see a cougar, call the RCMP at 250-338-1321. In case of an emergency, Hall recommends phoning 9-1-1.

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Victoria buys Noisy debate continues about Costco Royston land Renée Andor Record Staff

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With federal funds, the Province has purchased the property in Royston where a company called Sage Hills had planned to create a sustainable community, as confirmed by all parties involved. Val Wright of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley sold the 2,083-acre property for $4.9 million, about $150,000 above the listed price. The Supreme Court of B.C. approved the deal last week. The provincial Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation has said the land will be included in the final settlement package in K’ómoks First Nation treaty negotiations. The property is adjacent to land already offered to the band. “Obviously there is a shortage of Crown lands in the Comox Valley,” KFN chief negotiator Mark Stevenson said. “Additional lands made available for us is something that we require if we could have a final agreement, because the land package is not enough.” The band has approved an Agreement in Principle — the fourth of six stages in the B.C. Treaty commission process, but Stevenson said more land is required to finalize an agreement. “They (senior levels of government) haven’t made the offer to us, but if they do then presumably that would be included in the final agreement,” he said. The Sage Hills property is adjacent to an area in Royston where the KFN has a woodlot, which was part of the offering in the AIP. “It’s a significant size as well,” Stevenson said. “We have properties that are adjacent to the Kensington development, and we have the woodlot which is also adjacent to Kensington and which borders the Sage Hills property. All of those pieces would make one contiguous piece. “The Agreement in Principle is a good Agreement in Principle but it made provisions for additional lands to be added. Presumably that’s going to happen,” Stevenson added. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Courtenay council will wait until early December to hear more about Costco’s noisemitigation measures. But, not all councillors want to wait that long. Council received a report from Costco earlier this week, which outlined sound-mitigation measures it has implemented to date, what those measures cost, and what further work it plans to do. Council was somewhat divided as to whether the report — which was requested by council at the Sept. 4 meeting — was adequate or whether Costco should be asked to come before council as a delegation in the near future. Coun. Doug Hillian wanted to hear from Costco soon. “They’ve taken our request seriously here; they’ve provided information. They’ve spent a significant amount of money, but unfortunately it hasn’t addressed all the problems,” said Hillian, adding Costco coming as a delegation would be a gesture of goodwill, and “it also gives the people who live in the neighbourhood an opportunity to hear from them directly which is really what should happen in a situation like this.” Since the store opened over a year ago, some nearby residents have complained of noise from the compa-

ny, particularly earlymorning noise, (starting as early as 5 to 5:30), as the store receives its deliveries. Some homes on Elderberry Crescent are located close to the store’s loading zone. Costco’s report noted the company has spent $265,000 on a perimeter wall, loading dock wall, roof sound shield and related architectural and engineering costs. However, after a request for clarification from Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard, City director of development services Peter Crawford confirmed the perimeter wall ($73,000) was a requirement of the development permit, not an additional cost to mitigate noise. According to the report, Costco will also install variable frequency drives on its roof-top condenser equipment ($55,000) by the end of November. The fans on the equipment currently have an on/off switch, meaning they can only run at full speed when on, and the addition would allow them to run more quietly. The store also plans to replace the sound absorbing material on its roof shield, but there is no cost estimate yet. Finally, Costco is looking into enclosing its compactor area and a feasibility analysis is expected Oct. 30. The company ended the report by saying it takes the concerns seriously and offered to come before council as

a delegation. Leonard said she did not see morning noise addressed in the report and noted that issue is what she hears complaints about. Coun. Jon Ambler said noise is “very, very subjective” and Costco has spent a significant amount of money, which shows it’s making an effort. “We have to have a reasonable expectation of what can be done to mitigate the noise and to my mind Costco has taken more than reasonable measures,” he said. Mayor Larry Jangula agreed, adding there’s no proof Costco is in violation of the City’s noise bylaw. “We have to also bear

in mind that there’s no proof that any of these sounds or any of these business noises are actually even in violation of the bylaw, of the noise bylaw,” he said. “We’ve had e-mails from lots of neighbours that live on Elderberry (Crescent) that have no concerns; they don’t hear the sounds, so I mean it does affect some, it doesn’t affect

them all.” Costco was fined $500 by the City for violation of the noise bylaw at the end of May, which the company is disputing. Ambler made a motion to have Costco come before council in early December after the work is completed. It was carried unanimously. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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A smoking cessation program administered by Care-A-Van volunteers is proving popular with those living on the fringes of society in the Comox Valley. In April, the Comox Bay Care Society took over operation of the mobile medical unit initiated in 2009 by the Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society. In July, the non-profit organization launched the quit smoking program for homeless individuals and for those atrisk of homelessness. The program helps people gain access to a free service offered by the Province. One man has cut back from three packs to two cigarettes a day over the course of nine weeks. While pleased with his progress, the 61-year-old says those lingering cigarettes in the morning and afternoon “make it tough.” He calls it a “love-hate relationship” when it comes to tobacco. “My health has gotten a lot better,” said the man who prefers to remain anonymous. He has smoked since the age of six. “I wouldn’t have been able to walk up those stairs without having a rest,” he added, beckoning to a short flight of stairs leading to St. George’s United Church in Courtenay. “I had pneumonia about five years ago, and ever since then it was really downhill fast.” He relied on puffers for a time, but since

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The City of Courtenay announced Thursday that city council has agreed to a sixmonth delay on court action to enforce the zoning bylaw regarding land use at the Maple Pool Campground. The current court hearing date, set for Oct. 15 has been adjourned by mutual consent of the lawyers representing the City and the owners of Maple Pool, to the week of April 29, 2013. Acting Mayor Doug Hillian said the Maple Pool situation has been challenging. “The current activity and use of the Maple Pool property has been a very difficult situation for council members. The legal case meant we were restricted from speaking publicly,” he noted. “We hope this decision to delay court proceedings will send a clear message that council is willing to work toward a satisfactory resolution of the current land use issue that will be legally acceptable in the long term.” Council has received expressions of interest from various individuals and businesses, showing a willingness to pool their resources to raise the land at Maple Pool to a level above the flood plain. Maple Pool is situated on the bank of the Tsolum River. The City is guided by a Floodplain Mapping Agreement, jointly completed by the federal and provincial governments, and adopted by city council, which determines floodplain elevations for properties along various watercourses.

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A Japanese restaurant has been added to the list of businesses set to go in by the new Thrifty Foods complex at the corner of Lerwick and Ryan roads in Courtenay. Thrifty Foods’ manager of communications Erin Kelly confirmed a restaurant called Domo Japan is among the tenants in the first phase of the Crown Isle Shopping Centre development. “I did hear back from the people who are leasing and they can definitely confirm that it’s locally owned and operated,” she said of the restaurant, though she could not say anything more about the business owners. Island-owned and operated Cascadia Liquor, a Starbucks with drive-thru, a bank with drive-thru, an insurance dealer, a TD wealth management office and a medical clinic are also included in the first phase, which is expected to wrap up in October or November, according to Kelly.

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STEVE AND NAOMI Carmichael and Gillian and Dr. Leo Johnson play Spinclusion at the Comox Valley Child Development Association.

These pirates help kids Shiver Me Timbers! Pirates invaded the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) last week for fun and fundraising. As part of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shoreline Orthodontics Amazing Brace, local dental teams followed their treasure maps to various Comox Valley landmarks. At the Comox Valley Child Development Association, they walked the plank, duelled with swords, and strapped on their peg legs. They even had to pay a ransom to get their kidnapped teammates out of the brig. All those ransoms will be added up to donate to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Telethon, broadcast live on Shaw TV on Nov. 4. This event marks the 15th year that Dr. Paul Helpard and the Shoreline Orthodontics team have brought the dental community together for a day of fun and education while at the same time helping others. Throughout the years, the group has raised over $245,000 for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charities in the Comox Valley, Campbell River and Powell River. The CVCDA has been a grateful recipient of the generosity of the local dental community for the full 15 years. The event was a great opportunity for the CVCDA staff to showcase some of the therapeutic equipment and materials that past donations have helped to purchase. In addition to the time spent at the CVCDA teams also found their way to the Courtenay branch of ScotiaBank where they sailed the seas on an

impressive ship built by Scotiabank staff. Gold and treasures awaited the lucky pirates who were wise enough to be able to unlock the safe at Grahamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewellers. To continue with the education component of the day, participants were required to answer a series of dental-related questions before they were provided with a Canada Post mail box key. Once inside the mailbox every buccaneer had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of two computer monitors donated by On Deck Systems of Courtenay. The streets of the Comox Valley were a hot place but the gelato treats provided by Hot Chocolates helped cool down even the feistiest

of buccaneers. What pirating event would be complete without a stop at the neighbourhood watering hole? The Blackfin Pub generously donated a reward for every old salt and their mate once they were able to prove they had located a hidden treasure. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Comox Valley Child Development Centre

Transition initiatives are a worldwide movement to relocalize economies and support communities in transitioning away from fossil fuel dependence. Transition Town Comox Valley has been meeting for a year and has generated a number of exciting ideas and projects aimed at preparing our community for a lower-carbon future. Over the next few months local speakers will be giving presentations on ways theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re incorporating the principles of transition into their work and into their lives. There will also be ongoing updates on projects that have been initiated by the group, and opportunities for newcomers to participate in areas that interest them. At the first meeting of this new season, wellknown Comox architect Thomas Dishlevoy will give a presentation on what the Comox Valley could look like if it were to embrace strong principles of sustainability in land use planning, servicing and building development.

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Students wanted for travel Would you like to study a new culture from the inside? Experience the food, customs and language? Attend school in a foreign country? If so, the Rotary Youth Exchange Program is looking for students like you! Courtenay Rotary clubs are seeking applications for students wishing to partake in a youth exchange program. The program offers two options: 1) Long-term exchange, which usually lasts one year and the student attends school and lives with families in the host country. 2) Short-term exchange where the student would travel

to the host country for one month in the summer, then reciprocate by hosting the international student for one month. Eligible students must have a birthday between Aug. 16, 1995 and Aug. 15, 1997. For further informa-

tion, Vanier and Isfeld students can contact Joanie Chestnut at 250-337-5420 or Randy Wiwchar at 250-3384418. For Highland students, phone Tim Rabbit at 250-890-0622. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Courtenay Rotarians


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Energy idea being studied Renee Andor Record Staff

Courtenay will move ahead with a $15,000 feasibility study to see if providing district energy is something it wants to do. Council voted unanimously this week to investigate the notion of building a district energy system in the Ryan and Lerwick Roads area. “Sooner or later you have to do something different,” said Coun. Jon Ambler, “and this has the promise of something different that has the potential of being something that can really help us meet our environmental goals and I think that’s worthy and well worth spending some money to find out if it’s going to work or not.” The idea was put for-

ward by Stephen Salter of Farallon Consultants Limited at last week’s council meeting. City staff followed up with a report to council at this week’s meeting, which says the outcomes of the

to provide energy to surrounding buildings through underground piping, which Salter had suggested could be the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, Queneesh Elementary School, North Island

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project would include, “significant community greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, the greening of future development, modest non-tax revenues, diversion from landfill and a reputation for leadership.” The system would use urban wood waste

College and the yet-tobe-built hospital. However, he noted the Vancouver Island Health Authority needs to know whether or not to include a district energy source in its designs for the new hospital by January, meaning Courtenay needs to move quick-

Airport numbers increase The Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) reported on a successful 2012 fiscal year with a 4.2-percent increase in its passenger numbers, revenue growth and a sustained focus on air service development. “CVAC recovered well in 2011, despite difficult circumstances for most businesses following the economic downturn,” explained CEO Fred Bigelow at the annual public meeting. “YQQ has maintained its passenger growth into the first half of 2012 and we continue to lead Vancouver Island in seat capacity growth.” The commission reported an increase of 12,370 passengers in the 2011 calendar year with an additional eight per cent increase confirmed for the first eight months of the 2012 calendar year. More passengers travelling through the airport helped contribute to the almost $220,000 in additional revenue earned over the previous fiscal year. CVAC also reported an increase of about $130,000 in its net revenue for a total of $423,539 in 2012. The Commission’s strategic plan projects a three per cent increase per year in passenger numbers until 2015. Bigelow said the airport is in an excellent position to meet or exceed that target in the 2012 calendar year.

He also confirmed the current passenger terminal can accommodate projected passenger loads and the Commission will ensure future capital requirements are planned for. CVAC continues working towards achieving its vision of developing and expanding YQQ’s scheduled air services network. In 2011, the Commission released the results of an economic impact

study demonstrating the extensive benefits to the local economy from potential new air service in the Comox Valley. Further details on CVAC’s goals, objectives and achievements can be found in the 2012 Accountability Report posted on the Comox Valley Airport website at comoxairport.com/ about us/publications. — Comox Valley Airport

ly if it wants to move ahead. Courtenay CAO Sandy Gray pointed out there would be costs to build the system and the City would have to borrow to do it, but he said it appeared to be a quick turnaround for payback, and he considers the project positive. “I think it’s so positive we already have had other utilities that have put the word out there that if the City’s not interested that they would like the opportunity,” Gray told council. Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard asked whether there was “a bit of a hiccup in terms of the land” as Salter had mentioned NIC seemed interested in housing, but Leonard heard something different. Gray cleared up the confusion: “It was mentioned that North Island College would make land available. That was subsequently corrected from the administrative end at North Island College that they were keenly interested in the whole program but they didn’t have any land available.” Mayor Larry Jangula pointed out the feasibility study is simply about the concept, not a specific location, and there’s other land close by that could house the system. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

DOGGED DOG DEFENDERS Willi Drury, Tye and Cassandra Foley were outside the Comox Valley Regional District boardroom Tuesday. They were protesting the ongoing incarceration of Chum and Champ, two Newfoundland dogs whose fate will be announced by a judge Oct. 18. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

Meeting to discuss hospital Town hall gathering Sept. 27 at Filberg Centre There will be a town hall meeting Sept. 27 in the Filberg Centre’s Rotary Room at 7:30 p.m. The topic is the plan of the Vancouver Island Health Authority to have our new hospital built and operated for 30 years as a publicprivate partnership, a P3. Come to the meeting to find out more about what this means

for health care in our community. Who pays? Who profits? What has been the P3 experience in Canada and elsewhere? What can we do to keep our hospital care publicly funded and publicly delivered? There will be a panel made up of: • Dr. Vanessa Brcic MD, a graduate of the UBC St. Paul’s Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, and is currently practising as a locum in rural communities, urban community health clinics and teaching practices; • Stephen Elliott-

Buckley, a health care policy researcher with the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Hospital Employees Union and journalist; • Barb Biley, member of Citizens for Quality Health Care, health care worker at St. Joseph’s General Hospital. Following the panel there will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion. For more information, contact 250-3384067. — Citizens for Quality Health Care

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Music lifts spirits at hospital Renée Andor Record Staff

Showing appreciation for the work its employees and volunteers do is something that’s important to St. Joseph’s General Hospital. “I think people appreciate being appreciated,” said Steve Hill, the hospital’s director of pastoral care, mission and medical ethics, and organizer of the hospital’s staff appreciation events. “And where there’s appreciation there’s kind of a sense of energy, and a sense of hope and a sense of we’re all in it together.” The latest appreciation day, dubbed Gelato Day and held Thursday, featured live music from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria — as well as free gelato. Ten local musical acts donated an hour each of their time to spice up the atmosphere in the cafeteria including: Tracy Canil, Divertimento Baroque Ensemble, Tammy Fassaert, Helen Austin, View’s Chime Bell Choir, Indigo Jazz, Dick Stuart, David Somers, Roger Helfrick, and Jenn Forsland and Luke Blu Guthrie. The free gelato was made possible thanks to a donation from

Piercy’s – Mt. Washington Funeral Home. “We had the staff serving the staff the gelato, and lots of banter, lots of fun, you know, chatter back and forth — it’s commu-

with here,” said Graham “So I’m pleased to give myself the chance to perform, and really pleased to support Steve’s efforts to bring some kind of — just lightening of the day

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nity building,” added Hill, who also organizes other similar days throughout the year. The next one will be during the hospital’s week of pastoral care at the end of October, and musicians and free goodies will be on hand each day for the week. Dale Graham, singer with Indigo Jazz and a physiotherapist at the hospital, said she often hears her co-workers talking about what a fantastic idea the appreciation days are, and she was pleased to donate her time as a musician on Gelato Day. “I love to sing and I like to share it with people, and I have a lot of investment in the colleagues that I work

of the people here who work so hard.” Hill noted the idea first came up about two-and-a-half years ago when a housekeeping staff member approached him with the suggestion not too long after he started working at the hospital. And as far as he knows, there weren’t staff appreciation days before he came. “As people tell me, this never hap-

pened before, that’s what people tell me, is it’s something new and it’s welcome,” he explained. Hill added he’s very grateful to the musicians who donate their time and the various community organizations that donate funds so he can get the free goodies. “This is a community hospital and when community members take the time and put some money into expressing appreciation for the care team here — it’s a community taking care of the hospital that takes care of the community,” said Hill. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

INDIGO JAZZ MEMBERS Rick Husband and Dale Graham played at St. Joseph’s General Hospital’s Gelato Day. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

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Summary of Initiative: The initiative draft Bill entitled, “Sensible Policing Act” proposes to amend the Police Act to no longer use provincial police resources on the enforcement of current laws in relation to simple possession and use of cannabis by adults. The draft law would prohibit the use of provincial police resources for this purpose, would require police to report in detail to the Minister of Justice any actual use of resources for this purpose and why it was necessary, and require the Minister to publish that report. The Bill also proposes that the Province would call upon the Federal Government to repeal the federal prohibition on cannabis, or give British Columbia an exemption, such that British Columbia is able to tax and regulate cannabis similar to the regulation of alcohol and tobacco. As well it proposes that British Columbia shall establish a Provincial Commission to study the means and requirements necessary for the province to establish a legal and regulated model for the production and use of cannabis by adults. Last, the Bill would make non-lawful possession and use of cannabis by minors an offence similar to possession and use of alcohol.

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Living locally, thinking globally Global citizen’s organization gathers in Montreal for conference Marvin Haave of Courtenay recently returned from a large and diverse citizen’s assembly in Montreal. Organized by CIVICUS, a global citizen’s organization with members from over 80 countries, the conference considered how citizens and citizen groups from around the world can be involved in rebuilding social contracts, changing nations, social innovation, and redefining global governance. The CIVICUS vision is “a worldwide community of informed, inspired, committed citizens engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity.” At the CIVICUS World Assembly, more than 600 participants, including 150 youth, from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe engaged with questions of how citizens and citizen groups can influence the future of their nations and of the world. At its opening session the conference was reminded by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, via video, that people movements are proving their power, as exhibited by such examples as the Occupy Movement and the events of Arab Spring. At its closing session, CIVICUS member Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma affirmed that “insecure people hold things in to themselves, whereas secure people

share,” which means to her that we cannot do development without committing ourselves to political involvement. The conference paused several times each day to remember CIVICUS member citizens in several countries being detained or tortured for human rights activities. In addition to plenary sessions, the world assembly offered nearly 50 workshops on aspects of its themes. Of particular interest to Haave was one on “the muzzling of civil society in Canada,” where representatives from several Canadian organizations reported on the growing repres-

MARVIN HAAVE sion and surveillance of dissent by Canadian governments. A lawyer for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association reminded the group that the right to dissent is an individual right, a group right, and even a social benefit (because

we all do better when challenged). Another workshop of particular interest was on “new models of consumption and production” which focused on food security and urban agriculture, a subject of urgency for the Comox Valley. Haave attended the conference on behalf of the Comox Valley Global Awareness Network (CVGAN) and the B.C. Council on International Cooperation. He would be pleased to provide more information about CIVICUS and/or the assembly and can be contacted at haave@shaw.ca. — Comox Valley Global Awareness Network

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Alberni exhibit continuing The Alberni Project’s HMCS Alberni Memorial will remain open to the public at the Comox Centre Mall through this Sunday. Courtenay resident Lewis Bartholomew created the Alberni Project in 2000 while he was living in the USA. He became captivated by the story of the ship, which was torpedoed during the Second World War at the cost of 59 Canadian lives. Bartholomew, who

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Rotarians are looking for doors to open — and improve. The Comox Rotary Club wants to help open doors for people with physical disabilities. Through a grant available from the federal government Rotarians will improve the accessibility of buildings in the Comox Valley for those with special needs. Eligible improvements include the renovation and retrofitting of buildings like constructing interior or exterior ramps, raising and lowering sinks or counters, improving lighting or even building an accessible washroom. “We’ll provide the labour and the Federal

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Summer’s almost done, fall gardens will be next a little smaller at 3-4 inches in diameter. It is open-pollinated too, so will be saving seeds for next year. Tomato parties are the rage in many cities and towns around the country...even in schools. Such a wonderful way to introduce the diversity that is available to us. And we do not have to restrict ourselves to just tomatoes at our taste-testing party. The varieties within other vegetable groups should definitely be explored as well. If you are collecting

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at least 20 feet. Tomatoes should be separated by at least 100 feet and have another flowering crop planted in-between. For more seed saving information, check out my website at www. duchessofdirt.ca. And check back frequently as I will be regularly adding new posts to my blog and plant information pages of what we grow in our garden. Leslie Cox co-owns Growing Concern Cottage Garden in Black Creek. Her column appears every second Friday.

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The autumnal equinox is almost here. Sept. 22 at 7:49 a.m. PDT to be exact. Thankfully, this recent stretch of wonderful sunshine is helping to postpone the inevitable end of another gardening season. So much to be done right now in the garden. Top of the list... trying to keep up with the harvest and collecting seeds. Tomatoes are coming along faster now. John is valiantly trying to stay on top of them with his daily toasted tomato sandwiches. His favourite is ‘Early Girl’. This is the only F1 variety we are growing this year and because it is a hybrid, we will not be saving any seeds from it. It will not come true. I will be interested in his taste test on two of the six new varieties I am growing: ‘Sophie’s Choice’ and ‘Silvery Fir’. (The other four are all cherry tomatoes... my kind of tomato, John says.) So far, I have not been successful in weaning him away from ‘Early Girl’. As a plant, ‘Sophie’s Choice’ has really impressed me for its size. The catalogue stated it was a three foot tall bush variety. Its actual height is 14-18 inches, both in the ground and in twogallon pots. I was a little surprised at the height, especially since the soil was amended in the raised bed and for the pots. But the plants are


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Grade configuration was top of mind for parents Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: It might have been called a public forum on school closures in the Comox zone, but a meeting of School District 71 had more participants wanting to talk about the new kindergarten-throughGrade 8 configuration. “I would like to see it scrapped,” said a man regarding the configuration. “The middle school model has the tools they need, gerry-rigged schools will not.” Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Yippee, yahoo, it was Round-Up time in the Comox Valley to help support the Kidney Foundation of Canada. On Oct. 2 and 3 a western style ‘jail’ was to be set up in the Driftwood Mall and all those bosses who may have forgot an employee’s birthday or maybe didn’t wash that coffee cup had better beware as a simple little phone call could mean your ‘arrest.’ Event co-ordinator Barbara Dennis explains “a posse of sheriffs and their deputies will ‘arrest’ bosses and top guns at their place of business, based on a crime provided by the office staff or work colleagues. The bosses are brought to the mock county jail where a

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CAITLIN MCKINNON a beer bottle on the back of Derksen’s hand, causing extensive bleeding. The accused suspected he was too impaired to drive, but lacking other options, did so anyway. Derksen originally pleaded guilty to the impaired charge, but the plea was refused and he was later found not guilty. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record:

THIS POSTCARD DEPICTS Courtenay from a Back Road perspective. Handwritten on the back is Urquhart farm, 1911. The return address on this postcard is HMCS Rainbow, Comox B.C. and it was mailed to Alberta on Feb. 27, 1911. 972.241.2 PHOTO COURTESY COURTENAY AND DISTRICT MUSEUM

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judge always finds them “guilty.” The guilty verdict gets the offender one hour jail time. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A Courtenay resident was $1 million richer after drawing all six numbers in Saturday’s BC/49 Lottery. No one had stepped forward to claim the

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

FILLING A PHOTO album was easy for Dave and Carol Fletcher after they took the Record on a 35-day cruise from Singapore to Vancouver with many stops along the way.

MARY NEWCOMBE OF Cumberland took us along to Paddington Station in London, England while she was enjoying Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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Sea ducks can be difficult patients

THIS PIGEON GUILLEMOT landed at MARS headquarters in Merville, but apparently would prefer to be back at the Campbell River coffee shop where he was found.

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FAIRFIELD lower part of the wing. Their winter plumage emerges after the fall and is â&#x20AC;&#x153;salt and pepperâ&#x20AC;? coloured. One striking feature is their fire engine red webbed feet and they also have the same vivid coloration on the insides of their mouths. Their bright red feet are also equipped with sharp claws that together with flapping wings enable them to climb up rocks and cliffs. Pigeon guillemots prefer seashores with rocks, log debris and boulders where they will perch and rest. During the spring and summer they are never very far offshore but in

the winter they move out to deeper water; they do not migrate locally. Usually these birds feed in shallower water around 20 metres, but in winter they may dive up to 45 metres; they use their short wings to â&#x20AC;&#x153;flyâ&#x20AC;? under water in search of their food. Their food of choice includes gunnels, sculpins, herring and other small fish, as well as marine crustaceans.

Pigeon guillemots mate for life, returning to the same breeding site each year. Often nest sites are remote but they can also be exposed and very basic; some are just scraped out hollows in sand, pebbles or soil â&#x20AC;&#x201D; others are hidden in rocks, cavities or cliffs. Usually two eggs are produced and both parents take part in the 21-day incubation period. Both parents also tend the young before they fledge. The babies hatch covered in black fluffy down. They remain in the nest for six weeks at which time they are flightless but able to move clumsily around on land before scurrying down into the water where they are able to swim and feed themselves. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Please check our website at www.wingtips. org for coming events. To report injured wildlife or advice before attempting to rescue any species that may be dangerous, please call 1-800-304-9968. Sandy Fairfield is

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Cycling to school might be safer for your children There is a widespread public perception that it is not safe for children to cycle to school — although the evidence suggests differently. As the natural instinct of a parent is to protect, many young children are now being driven to school to keep them safe. This is often convenient for parents with busy lives and sometimes seems like their only option. However, it can cause havoc around schools when a high number of cars arrive at the same time, ironically putting children

and other pedestrians at more risk. There is a growing generation of “backseat children” who may be — in the long-run — being put in more physical health danger than they are being protected from. By reducing the number of cars taking children to and from school, there is less congestion and pollution, and less potential for accidents outside school gates. Walking and cycling also provide everyday exercise, encouraging children to be more active. Physical inactivity is

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Yellow means hit brake Believe it or not, in British Columbia a yellow traffic light tells you that you must stop before you enter the intersection! Yes, I know that there is one caveat to that statement, and it is “unless the stop cannot be made in safety.” The onus is on the driver that does not stop for the yellow light to show that it was unsafe if they are involved in court proceedings because of their decision. Is anyone able to tell me what a stale green light is? That’s right, it’s a traffic signal that will soon be turning from green to yellow. An example of a stale green light would be one that you have not seen turn green so that you don’t know how long it has been that way, one that has a solid red hand “don’t walk” signal facing the same direction of travel or perhaps the cross street has many vehicles waiting for the red. The proper response when approaching a stale green light is to shadow the brake pedal. This means lifting your foot off of the

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and diabetes. However, they are increasingly demonstrating the early signs of all these potentially life threatening illnesses, putting them at serious risk in adulthood. Safe routes to schools where children can walk or cycle is a highly effective way of addressing these and other conditions — such as obesity, cancer, osteoporosis and depression— that compromise young people’s health. By promoting safe routes, the entire school community can benefit from young people enjoying not just a healthier, happier childhood, but a healthier future, too. If your child is going to cycle or walk to school the first thing you should think about is his/her route. Though some roads between home and school may seem too busy or too fast, there may be an alternative route that is more suitable. As a parent you could ride the route with your child to point out the correct way to ride it, and to point out intersections which require extra caution. It is important to remember that helmets are a safety aid, not

Proposed New Charges for Parks at Subdivision and Building Permit The Comox Valley Regional District is proposing new development cost charges (DCCs) to help fund acquisition and development of new parks and trails in the three electoral areas. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING Wednesday, September 25, 2012, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. CVRD boardroom: 550B Comox Road, Courtenay Presentations at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The new parks DCCs would apply to single and multi residential and tourism accommodations developments (hotels, motels, resorts, inns cabins, lodges). DCCs would be collected at subdivision or building permit. www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/parksDCCs Tel: 250-334-6000

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Stakes shooting higher in provincial gas gamble VICTORIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike de Jongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut as B.C. finance minister was a grim one. The first financial update for this election year projects a $1.4-billion decline in natural resource revenues from Kevin Falconâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one and only budget in February. Most of that is from declining natural gas revenues in the next three years. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just the price of gas thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lower than the finance ministryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s array of private sector experts had forecast. The volume of B.C. gas sold is down as well, as abundant new sources of shale gas come on-stream in the

U.S. As with oil, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently the only market Canada has. And it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long ago that the energy ministry was trumpeting its monthly totals for â&#x20AC;&#x153;bonus bidsâ&#x20AC;? paid by gas companies for drilling rights in northeastern B.C. That gold rush has wound down as shale deposits are staked and the price falls. De Jongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response shows how serious this problem is for any B.C. government. He inherits Falconâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political commitment to present a balanced budget next spring. How he will do that, and be believed in a heated post-HST election campaign,

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and other discretionary spending, wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come close to replacing the lost gas revenues. Asset sales, which Falcon came up with in a desperate effort to dig the government out of its huge sales tax hole, wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t show up on the books until next year, if they go ahead at all. Raising taxes or fees? Forget it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either cut programs or run another deficit. The one glimmer of hope in what de Jong called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;uglyâ&#x20AC;? resource revenue picture is that natural gas revenues donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much farther to fall. And then there is the light at the far end of the tunnel, exports to

Asia where the price remains much higher. That project took two important steps forward last week. Spectra Energy and British multinational BG Group unveiled plans for a third major pipeline to bring northeast gas to the coast, this one to a site near Prince Rupert proposed for a liquefied natural gas facility. And on Friday, the Haisla Nation and the B.C. government announced a land use agreement to develop another LNG export facility on the Douglas Channel near Kitimat. Two proposals in that area have already received federal export

permits and financing from global energy players, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean companies. One of the bills jammed through by the B.C. Liberals in the hectic legislative session this spring was to do away with another of those federal-provincial overlaps that make industrial development so slow and difficult. Ottawa has sole authority to regulate reserve lands, but agreed to delegate that to B.C. and the Haisla, allowing them to pioneer the latest agreement. This is a major breakthrough, not just in the industrial devel-

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Breakfast sessions teach power of positive networking There were lots of laughs and many Aha! moments at the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Work the Pond networking breakfast at the White Spot Sept. 13. The workshop, facilitated by the Chamber’s marketing and communications coordinator, Terri Perrin, presented concepts from the bestselling book Work the Pond: Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life. “I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop,” said Anita Brassard, executive director of Y.A.N.A. “Terri’s presentation was insightful and her delivery was refresh-

ing. It was a wonderful way to start my day.” “Terri certainly did a great job…she was very engaging and entertaining,” added Nina Anderson of BC Island Homes. “I was so immersed in the discussion that I left without having written a single note in my notebook.” The event was a sellout. For those who missed the breakfast meeting, don’t despair. You have another chance to learn how to ‘leap forward in work and life’ at a second Work the Pond workshop scheduled for 7– 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, also at the White Spot at 2299

Cliffe Ave. in Courte- speech’ and starting more engaging convernay. New material and a sations.” Perrin, an awarddifferent menu will be provided at the second winning writer, joined t h e session. Chamber “ I n Positive netlast April, the first bringing a workshop working is not of I talked about making sales, wealth marketa b o u t how peo- it is about building ing and business ple need trust. expertise to change Terri Perrin to the t h e i r team. As mindset about networking,” a self-employed small Perrin said. “Posi- business owner for tive networking is not more than two decades, about making sales, it Perrin has done more is about building trust. than her fair share of The second workshop networking. She credits her own will focus on the tools required to build that efforts, Working the trust – such as writing Pond and building a compelling ‘elevator her ‘social capital,’ to

securing her current position at the Chamber — a job she says that she loves. Work the Pond breakfasts are sponsored by Daryl Robbins, CGA and notary public. Robbins will spend five minutes talking about the financial planning and tax preparation services he and his associates provide, and giving a brief synopsis of his role as a notary public in the Comox Valley. (www.darylrobbins.ca) Tickets to Work the Pond are $20 per session for Chamber members and $24 for non-members. It’s the best networking deal in town as

admission includes a continental breakfast, tip, tax and presentation materials. Pre-registration is required. Be sure to wear a name tag and to bring business cards. You are also welcome to

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Claymore BRIC (CBQ) ................ 24.53 BHP Billliton ADR (BHP) ........US$71.18 Power Shrs.QQQ (Nasdaq 100) US$70.39 Aberdeen Asia Pacific (FAP)......... 7.51 S&P TSX 60 (XIU) ...................... 17.93 Government Bonds

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Liberals getting back in race? The BC Liberals may be behind the opposition NDP in the polls, but there are a few factors bubbling along — mostly under the surface — that may change their fortunes for the better by election day next May. The Liberals still face an uphill battle in getting re-elected. The NDP is polling well, getting roughly twice the support that the Liberals are getting in recent polls. However, the most recent poll, which was published last week, showed the Liberals gaining a small amount of support, with the NDP slipping slightly. The Liberals will do even better if the BC Conservatives, who have taken a significant amount of support away from them, falter. The Conservatives are holding a meeting this Saturday in Langley, and one item on the agenda is a confidence vote on John Cummins’ leadership. Should he not receive the backing of almost all the membership, the Conservatives would be thrown into chaos. While such a scenario seems unlikely, the Conservatives have a history of internal revolts and leadership dissatisfaction. If there is a significant split at the meeting, the Liberals will only gain. A third factor is Premier Christy Clark herself. While Clark has taken plenty of heat, she showed on Sunday at Rich Coleman’s annual barbecue that she has a good ability to campaign and communicate. This is something Coleman and others have said — Clark is a good campaigner, and is an effective match for NDP leader Adrian Dix. This will be a significant factor as people make their minds up. Another factor is that the NDP is releasing almost no policy information, and this gap in information is causing more and more questions to be asked about the party’s actual agenda. Should this lack of information about what an NDP government would do continue into the winter, the Liberals may see their fortunes rise even more. Six months is a long time in politics, and next May’s election is even further away. Campbell River Mirror

Record Question of the Week This week: Twenty-eight per cent said last week’s cabinet shuffle makes them more likely to vote Liberal in the 2013 B.C. election. Next week: Are you glad the City of Courtenay is pausing its lawsuit against Maple Pool Campsite? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Back-ordered Bac parts are arriving and work resumes Monday on the Fifth Street Bridge, which should shore up this crucial structure for decades to come.

Work is resuming Monday on the Fifth Street Bridge, which will again cause traffic congestion and frayed tempers through much of the Comox Valley.

Services connected to taxes Dear editor, I was recently mailed a “Preelection Opinion Survey” by the B.C. New Democratic Party. They wanted to know if I am in agreement with NDP positions on such things as reduced medical premiums, improved social housing, more stringent environmental regulations and more funding for health care and education. All of these are high-cost items, which could not be implemented without substantial tax increases. And yet nowhere in the survey does the word “tax” appear. Does the NDP not have a policy on taxation? In recent decades neo-conservatives have been very successful in convincing the general public that taxes are inherently evil. Many politicians call for tax reductions but these days a candidate who calls for a tax increase would seem to be treading on thin ice. In the United States, some

public schools operate on a shoestring or are even closed when school tax bills are voted down. They would rather pay exorbitant rates to insurance companies and private hospitals than have a publicly funded health care system. They don’t have tax added on at the gas pump, but toll-roads abound and public transit suffers. Some states have eliminated taxes entirely and offer virtually no services. Taxes are a bargain for most of us. Health care, education and many services can be offered more effectively and inexpensively through public funding. There are even studies that purport to show that those in the low and middle income brackets actually lose money when their taxes are cut. We should be judging the performance of our political representatives not by how high, but how well managed our taxes are. There is always the potential of

corruption and waste in government, so there will always be a need for a strong, independent auditor general’s department. I am generally sympathetic with most NDP policies, but have always wished that they had the courage to publicly promote the benefits of taxation. So I was pleased to hear on the news today that Adrian Dix has announced at a meeting of the Vancouver Board of Trade that he plans to increase business taxes if elected. Hopefully, he will go on to raise the issue of a fair increase in general income tax to provide adequate funding for our health care and education and other valued public services. Should they remain silent on this issue, the BC NDP will appear to be tacitly agreeing with the neo-conservatives and allowing them to continue framing a negative attitude towards taxation. Erik Taynen, Courtenay

School lunches are not adequate Dear editor, Congratulation to Don McRae on his new job. My wife and I have been watching him grow in the past eight years, very remarkable. We always have voted for him. We’ve also met a few times — I own Valley Kitchens Ltd. and I work with many local builders. We had worked on some projects Don was involved in as well. Now since you are the Minister of Education I believe you are the right person to talk to. What is really bad and kinda ridiculous how badly the school system helps with kids’ lunches. How come no one has pointed it out yet? We send money to many charities, helping different countries, however our kids are getting

raised on a very poor diet during their time at school. I’d like to meet with MLA McRae when he is in the Comox Valley to talk about all possibilities what we can and what we will do. I was born and raised in the Czech Republic. Every single school, new or old, small or big has a kitchen where lunches are

prepared. Of course, parents pay for it and they are very happy to do so. We also lived in the Bahamas, same thing — then in New York City — some schools provided lunch only hot dogs and pizza. Still at least some choice. Something needs to be done! Martin Havrda, Courtenay

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Higher carbon tax would benefit our environment Dear editor, B.C. mayors are asking the government to spend money collected from the carbon tax on â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;? projects. A great idea, but I would go further by asking for even higher carbon taxes. Wow, you say, higher taxes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; great. OK, I do realize that most people think that taxes are bad â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and higher taxes worse. If that is your opinion, please hear me out. Even as dead bodies piled up in city streets,

pre-industrial Europeans did not know the cause or solution to horrific epidemics that killed millions and destroyed the quality of life in many cities. As a result, pit toilets continued to be built close to drinking water wells â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a really bad idea. But a scientist, Louis Pasteur, used a microscope to show that deadly and unseen bacteria existed in water that looked clean. As a result, local

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governments established a water tax to fund the disinfection of drinking water. As a result, people lived, the economy prospered, and cities thrived â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a great environmental

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and human crisis was stopped. So after that experience, we now know that we should not pee into our drinking water. And in the same manner, we now need to stop peeing carbon

Tankers part of recipe for disaster Dear editor, I have been a mariner on the B.C. coast since 1973. In that time, I have operated fishing vessels, charter vessels, coastal freight vessels, and tugboats. I have spent many days towing barges, commercial fishing or just transitting the waters from Kitimat, around Gil Island and out to Hecate Strait. I am very concerned

that any decision to transit a route from Kitimat to the Hecate Strait by oil tanker would be a grave mistake. These ships are much larger than the deep-sea ships that currently travel from Kitimat. When loaded or in ballast, their draft can reach close to 100 feet. In an emergency stop, they take three kilometres or more to come to a

stop. Any route from Kitimat to Hecate Strait would have to pass on one side of Gil Island or the other. These passages are very narrow for a ship like this and there are sharp corners of 90 degrees or more, that even in ideal conditions would be difficult. I know from experience that assist tugs have a very limited amount of effect

in controlling a ship of this size. With any strong currents or bad weather, prevalent in that area, not to mention a mechanical failure, it is a recipe for disaster. I recommend that further research be done to find a more acceptable route with fewer risks, if, indeed the project is to go ahead. Ted Kirk, Courtenay

dioxide into the air as quickly as possible in order to prevent our climate, and our kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future, from being destroyed. A water tax was used in Europe to provide healthy drinking water, in spite of opposition from property owners. And high carbon taxes are needed now to provide clean air, in spite of the constant messaging in the media that taxes are always bad. We must prevent the breakdown of our climate to allow our economy to thrive â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just like providing clean drinking water did for those European cities. Our supply of air is limited â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if the

earth was an onion, the atmosphere would be as thin as the last layer of skin. So we must avoid polluting our air by phasing out the burning of fossil fuels. A carbon tax could be given back to individuals at year end (like a dividend). Or it could be spent on green projects to clean our air. Either way, it will encourage consumers to buy products using the least amount of oil or gas, because those products would be cheaper. In B.C., we have a small carbon tax. We need a more comprehensive and larger carbon tax on all types of fossil fuels, at all

points in the economy, and by all levels of government. So let your politicians know that you favour high carbon taxes. And if your neighbours or friends say you are nuts, tell them the story about those early Europeans who stopped dying when they started paying a water tax needed to disinfect their drinking water. You can contact individual politicians or the provincial finance committee, which is asking for public input about a carbon tax in B.C. (http://betterfuturefund.ca/about). Peter Nix, Maple Bay

Local panhandler set quiet example Dear editor, I never saw or knew him, however, thanks to two telling pictures and kind words written by Scott Stanfield,

titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Polite and kind panhandler remembered fondlyâ&#x20AC;? (Record, Sept. 5), I know enough of Rod Neil to be able to admire him,

Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money going? Dear editor, It has been a long time since I had a direct involvement with public education, so I apologize for the shock that went through me reading the Sept. 5 issue of your paper. You listed all the administrators of the public schools in the Valley â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a new term hit me: Distributed learning. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a clue what that means, but I note that it has eight administrators, probably at an average salary of $100,000, plus support staff, an office, computer and internet, expense accounts and the like. That is money that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to support students and teachers in the classroom. I may have lived too long. Cliff Boldt, Courtenay

even after he passed on to a much more promising life. People like Rocky are a quiet example to the rest of us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting to note that Heather, his sister said the following of her brother, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rod was a really good brother. He really cared about people. He had the hardest life you could have.â&#x20AC;? Yet with his own hard life challenges, Rod cared for others. For me, there is a learning aspect regarding this soultouching story. He having lived his tough life was often helped by others, yet he was such a great

example while he was living his â&#x20AC;&#x153;poorâ&#x20AC;? life. Most of us would feel humbled and would think what a failure we would be, to be remembered as a panhandler. Yet how many of us would have people outside of our family attending our funeral, including the mayor of Courtenay, speaking at our service? Could it be that Rocky was quietly teaching us while he was still with us? Yes, I never knew him, but I do now, and he added an important touch to my spiritual life; to be kind is essential to being loved. Ary Sala, Fanny Bay

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“I never wanted to make Hollywood films; I have always been interested in more meaningful projects that touch a heartfelt level,” says Jennifer Pickford. She fell in love with film while taking arts courses at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver. “The first year you get to dabble in different mediums,” explains Pickford. “Film is the one that interested me the most. It seemed to have the greatest potential to reach a wide audience and create positive social change.” After university she moved to Victoria to hone her skills under the wing of a senior producer. During that time she wrote and co-produced the award-winning documentary Crimes of Compassion. Since that time Pickford has produced numerous documenta-

ries, commercials, promotional videos, music videos and wedding and special event videos. In 2006 the Times Colonist included her in their Top 40 Under 40 awards for her achievement in the field of entertainment. In 2003 Pickford accepted a position with the World Community Film Festival to co-ordinate the travelling component of the festival. “I fell in love with the Comox Valley,” she says. “There are so many stories and so many people that think along the same lines as I do. I was accepted into the Community Futures program and that kick-started my business.” And so, Pickford Productions was launched and Pickford opened an office on Cliffe Avenue in 2006. “It was great to make a fresh start and have creative control over my work,” she says. “I found it easier to focus in a small community without the distractions

of a city.” In the works for nearly six years, her latest documentary, Eco Warriors, premiers locally at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. “It all started when Hazel Lennox was writing a book about local activist Ruth Masters,” says Pickford. “I wanted to create a film around Ruth and what she’s done and then started hearing about other activists and the challenges they faced. It was a domino effect hearing about all these interesting projects and finding out why people were afraid to speak out regarding injustices.” Research and word of mouth introduced Pickford to people like Tzeporah Berman, a Cortes Island resident who became a key organizer for the Clayoquot Sound protest; Alexandra Morton, the biologist responsible for exposing the salmon lice issue and others such as Derrick Jensen, Zoe Blunt

and Ingmar Lee. But Tre Arrow became the main character for the video. “He came to Canada on the run from the FBI and ended up on the Most Wanted List right next to Osama bin Laden,” says Pickford. “He was facing life in prison because he was an activist and labelled an eco terrorist. “The story is basically about how does an activist become a terrorist — where is that line drawn? Can activists do what they feel is right without fear of being punished for civil disobedience? Many people are feeling increasingly threatened by the term eco terrorist.” Eco Warriors has a strong local component. As well as being written and produced by Pickford, the film is narrated by Hazel Lennox and the original sound track was composed and played by Alan Jossul. And, of course, the Comox Valley’s most famous activist, Ruth

Masters, is profiled. All will be in attendance at the event for a question and answer discussion following the film. “I’m really excited about the local premiere,” says Pickford. “There will also be a grassroots tour, the film has already been shown in Washington and Oregon and the response has been fantastic.” Individuals or groups interested in being involved in future screenings can contact Pickford at info@pickfordproductions.com. Tickets to Eco Warriors are $8 in advance, available at the Comox Valley Art Gallery (exact change and cash only) and $10 or $5 with student ID at the door. For more information about Pickford or the film, visit www. pickfordproductions.com or on the Facebook page ECO WARRIORS, The Documentary. Paula Wild is a published author and regular contributor to the Comox Valley Record’s arts and entertainment section.

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Charismatic Welshman visiting Joe’s Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, Knopfler and Dave Matthews there may be — but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. One of acoustic music’s most arresting artists, the Welsh singer-songwriter has been in demand on both sides of the Atlantic for over two decades. He appears Sept. 28 at Joe’s Garage in Courtenay. Martyn’s 25-year career has embraced some notable achievements including five Top 50 UK chart positions, with such songs as Dolphins Make Me Cry, Working Mother and Let`s Talk About it in the Morning. He has appeared and toured with, amongst others, Suzanne Vega, Marc

songs. Martyn’s particular strength is in the lyrical narrative of his songs, be they contemporary protests against injustice and inhumanity, a musical psalm to the fulfilment and fragilities of love, or a piercing précis of social history. “It’s the song that can soothe, explain or even in a small way save us,” he says. In this manner he carries on in the tradition of the six-string balladeer as both catalyst and interpreter of our raddled and rewarding times, our personal and communal stories sung out loud in the spirit of Woody Guthrie, Ewan MacColl, Hank Williams and Bruce Springsteen. Under Lemonade Skies released October 2010 is the album that Martyn Joseph has always wanted to release. It takes his trademark “one take”

WELSHMAN MARTYN JOSEPH is an electrifying acoustic performer who will be at Joe’s Garage on Sept. 28. He has won fans everywhere with his uncanny fusion of material — feisty, pull-no-punches bigissue numbers alongside stripped-bare love

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CLT play is ‘Alfred Hitchcock meets Monty Python’ The 39 Steps launches new season next month Courtenay Little Theatre (CLT), the Comox Valley’s awardwinning community theatre, will launch its 2012–13 season at the Sid Williams Theatre on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Three plays are on the menu for this fall, at Christmas, and next spring: The 39 Steps, The Magic Tinderbox and The Winslow Boy, respectively. • First up this season is Patrick Barlow’s spoof of the Alfred Hitchcock movie The 39 Steps, based on John Buchan’s novel of the same name. Directed by Vivien Douglas and featuring a stellar cast comprised of Ross Stephanson, COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE’S first producSteve Gordon, Millie tion of the season features Millie Miller as Miller, and Nika Berry, Pamela in The 39 Steps. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY the show previews Oct. 4 and runs until Oct. ioned romance, this Tinderbox is is a tra13 at the Sid. Billed comedic tour de force ditional pantomime, as “Hitchcock meets is playing to sold-out filled with song, silliMonty Python,” this theatre houses around ness and crazy charshow has been the the globe. CLT is hon- acters. longest-running com- oured to be chosen as The hero wants to edy on both Broadway one of the very first marry the princess! and in the West End North American ama- The king wants to of London, garnering teur companies to be marry his daughter to many internawhoever has the tional awards and most money! The Featuring handcuffs, villain wants the kudos. The 39 Steps is a missing finger and magic box but is a fast-paced who- some good old-fashioned unable to reach it dunit packed with without the help non-stop laughs romance, this comedic tour of our hero! The as the four actors de force is playing to soldbox brings a wishportray over 40 out theatre houses around granting dog! characters, changWhat could be betthe globe. ing costumes, ter?! wigs and accents This is family granted rights to pro- entertainment at its in the blink of an eye. The plot revolves duce such a runaway best, where the audiaround a Canadian ex- hit. ence is part of the show. • The CLT tradition So, come for a chance to pat living in London who complains about of presenting a family- sing out loud, to cheer his boring life, then friendly show during and boo, and to call out meets a mysterious the Christmas holidays that well-remembered woman with a thick will be continued this warning: “Look behind accent who changes his year with The Magic you!” life forever as he ends Tinderbox, directed by • Offering a change up as the target of a Alana Gowdy. of pace, CLT’s spring Running from Box- 2013 show is The Winnationwide manhunt. Featuring handcuffs, ing Day to the ever- slow Boy by Terence a missing finger and popular New Year’s Rattigan, directed by some good old-fash- Eve finale, The Magic Bill Walton, running

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drawn into an intense emotional and legal battle to protect the honour of the family name against the cavalier attitude of naval authority and, indeed, the government. CLT will present The Winslow Boy as its entry into Theatre BC’s North Island Zone Festival. ••• For patrons who plan ahead, CLT is offering an innovative season

discount this year of $3 per show over regular single ticket prices. Book your tickets for all three shows by Oct. 13 and, for as little as $38, you will be treated to some of the best live theatre available in the province. Details are available at the Sid Williams Box Office, either in person or by phoning 250-3382430 ext. 1 during box office hours from Tuesday to Saturday from

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Ross, Miller returning through collaborations with Berlin composer Christoph Bendel. Don has toured regularly since 1989, across Canada, the USA, a dozen European countries, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Russia and India. He has played with symphony orchestras in Canada and Germany, and collaborated live and on recordings with Andy McKee, and Toronto bassist Jordan O’Connor. He also composes scores for television, radio and film, and does production and recording engineering for a variety of other musicians. In addition to acoustic guitar, Don also plays electric guitar, slide dobro and lapsteel guitar, voice, piano, keyboards, bass guitar and drums. Don grew up in Montreal, lived for many years in the Toronto area, spent the past several years in Halifax, and now is based in both Montreal and Berlin. Brooke Miller’s career began on Prince Edward Island in a loud punk band as the lead guitarist and vocalist at the ripe old age of 12. She later connected with music by the likes of Bruce Cockburn, Rickie Lee Jones, The Police and Joni Mitchell. She has toured throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan. Brooke has just released her fourth CD, her first to be distributed nationally in Canada through DEP/ Universal. It features Brooke on acoustic and electric guitars and vocals with an array of guest musicians from

Bolshoi at Rialto Theatre The Rialto Theatre is playing four live performances of the Bolshoi Ballet this winter, beginning with La Sylphide on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving romantic ballets, dating back to August Bournonville’s 1836 version. The version presented today has been adapted by choreographer Johan Kobborg, and gleams anew at the Bolshoi Ballet. In La Sylphide, the human realm of a small Scottish community —evoked by traditional folk songs in Herman Løvenskiold’s score — meets the spiritual when James, a classic romantic hero, is utterly bewitched by a beautiful sylph whom he is unable to touch. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, call the Rialto Theatre at 250-3385502. — Rialto Theatre

Toronto and Halifax. Brooke’s tunes have been heard in recent feature films (The Year of Getting to Know Us), and on hit television shows (The L Word and Women’s Murder Club). She won the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals’ 2007 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. Brooke and her family live in Halifax. Tickets for the Sept. 29 gig at the Waverley are available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. — Cumberland Village Works

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Jepsen’s grandparents are so proud Singer headed to Germany for MTV Europe Music Awards Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Edie Hobson was flying to Los Angeles this week to see her granddaughter Carly Rae Jepsen, the popular singer from Mission who is debuting a new CD. Since appearing on Canadian Idol, Jepsen has earned two Juno nominations in 2010, won a 2010 Canadian Radio Music Award for song of the year (Tug of War), appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and made the latest cover of Fashion magazine. In November, the 26-year old will be in Frankfurt, Germany for the MTV Europe Music Awards. Jepsen CARLY RAE JEPSEN (top right) is seen above with Justin Bieber, who is nominated in the became a big fan of hers after hearing her sing on the radio. Jepsen’s best song (Call Me grandparents have travelled from the Comox Valley to Los Angeles for Maybe) and best new her new CD debut. act categories. one of the biggest pop dominated by Ameri“We’re very, very on the radio. “I think she still has events outside the U.S. can artists. proud,” said Hobson, reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com who lives in Courte- a contract with her They are generally Canadian nay with manager Jepsen’sShe called as well,” s t e p g r a n d - me the other night H o b s o n said,recallf a t h e r from Japan. And ❖ Watercolour with Watercolour Pencils Jepsen Roy Harthen two days later ing used to rowell. ❖ Drawing sing in “We’re so she’s back in L.A. Starting dates: Oct 10th & 11th the Comox happy for All over the world Valley. her...She she goes. In her studio with Comox Valley instructor “A lot of called me Edie Hobson jazz people the other Joanna McCluskey are behind n i g h t Call 250-339-3960 for information from Japan. And then her as well.” joannamcc@shaw.ca The MTV Europe two days later she’s back in LA. All over the Music Awards are world she goes. I don’t know how she does it with all the jet lag, and no time to herself, but she’s loving every minute of it.” Hobson calls her granddaughter a “very determined girl,” in reference to her thirdplace finish in 2007 Canadian Idol. to our sponsors, volunteers, and dancers for their Jepsen was discovcontribution in yet another very successful ered by pop star Justin Dance de Rock held September 14th to 16th. Bieber, who implored his manager to have a $7,000 was raised for our charities listen after hearing her

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‘Exploration’ at Abbey Join Cathy Stoyko at the Abbey Studio in Cumberland for an intensive two-day exploration of mixed media painting and altered book techniques, visual storytelling and creating with intention. Using secondhand and ‘freestore’ children’s board books as the base you will create a personal art book, your own a Book Of Shadows. It could also be called a Book of; Wisdom, Dreams, Magic, Prayers, Visions... you decide. This may end up being a work in progress and a jumping-off point for future projects. Learn fun mixed media techniques that can be applied to other art practices, perfect for new and experienced artists. “We will start by sanding and priming the pages with gesso,” Stoyko says. “While these are drying we will look at examples of altered books and mixed media art and I’ll demo a variety of mixed media techniques. Then we will start creating backgrounds and layers on the pages. “For each page spread I’ll suggest some ideas and give you prompts to jump off from. Work stations with tools, materials and prompts will be set around the room to use

during the workshop and a creative flurry will be had!” Cathy has been active in the arts in the Comox Valley community for over a decade and loves to share her passion for creating. She has taught various mixed media art workshops in the past for children and adults at the Denman Island Arts Centre, at the Abbey, Comox Valley Art Gallery and through the Denman Island and Cumberland community schools. You can visit her blog collaborativespirit.

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ONGOING ART ALCHEMY STUDIO & GALLERY exhibits work by Helen Utsal from Oct. 5 to 19. 362C 10th St., Courtenay. FMI: 250-218-2742. 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. COMOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND rehearsals in Mark Isfeld band room, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. No audition needed. FMI: Pat at 250-3395091. 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. ELKS HALL in Courtenay offers open mic Wednesdays, 8 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 Comox Valley Uke Jam Sept. 18 and every second Tuesday thereafter. Ukulele instruction at 7 p.m., jam 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. Pearl Ellis Gallery Anniversary Members’ Show & Sale until Sept. 11. FMI: www.pearlellisgallery.com or Facebook. POTTERS PLACE in Courtenay open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shelley Combs featured artist for September. 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.

Friday, Sept. 21 LINCOLN FOSTER BAND and FIGHTING FOR YESTERDAY at Waverley Hotel. BLAINE DUNAWAY at Zocalo Café, 7:30 p.m. GORD KRUGER AND THE AMIGOS in the Rotary Hall of the Courtenay Filberg Centre. Dancing from 8 to 11. Evergreen members and non-members welcome.

Saturday, Sept. 22 THE NUMBER 14 at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Sid ticket centre, by phone 250-338-2430 or at www.sidwilliamstheatre. com. REGGAE CELEBRATION at Bridge Lounge. Music at 8 p.m.. HARPDOG BROWN and YUKON SLIM at Joe’s Garage. Tickets at Bop City Records. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8. FMI: 250702-6456(MILO). XLR8 performs during Run

For The Cure fundraiser for breast cancer, Mex Pub. Tickets at CIBC branch in downtown Courtenay. FMI: Tracy at 250-338-6751, Roy at 250703-9573 or www.xlr8band. com. EQUINOX DANCE with BLACK SWAN FIDDLERS at lower Elks Hall in Courtenay. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets at Comox United Church office, Blue Heron and Laughing Oyster. All proceeds to Comox Valley refugee support. FMI: Liz Naish at 250-334-0545.

Sunday, Sept. 23 DOUBLE PORTION performs at Comox Pentecostal Church, 10 a.m. Donations appreciated. FMI: 250-3394536.

Monday, Sept. 24 SARAH HAGEN and KRZYSZTOF KACZKA open Mattina Musica’s season at Sid Williams Theatre. Coffee & tea at 9:45 a.m., music at 10:30. FMI and tickets: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or 250338-2430.

Wednesday, Sept. 26 JENNIFER PICKFORD documentary Eco Warriors screens at Stan Hagen Theatre. Tickets at Comox Valley Art Gallery (exact change and cash only) and at door. FMI: www.pickfordproductions.com.

Friday Sept. 28 MARTYN JOSEPH at Joe’s Garage. Tickets at Bop City. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY Art Opening: Screen Printing; Ad Art or Alchemy? 7 to 9 p.m. Admission free or by donation. FMI: 250338-6211.

Saturday, Sept. 29 JENNIFER WARNES at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. FMI and tickets: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. DON ROSS and BROOKE MILLER at Waverley Hotel. Tickets at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. BARE ‘N VON HAIR musical comedy at Comox Pentecostal Church, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and funds raised go to the Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre. OLD TIME FIDDLERS hosting monthly old time dance, Fallen Alders Community Hall in Royston. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. FMI: Ed at 250339-6297.

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. BOLSHOI BALLET shown at Rialto Theatre, 10 a.m. FMI: 250-338-5502.

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.

Sunday, Nov. 11 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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Kale expert speaking

BARE ‘N VON HAIR musical humourists Matt Day, left, and Gord Graber will create music with laughs Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Comox Pentecostal Church in Comox. Tickets are $15 and funds raised go to the Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre.

Hair-raising comedy for all ages Renée Andor Record Staff

The Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre will host a fundraiser filled with music and laughs. Musical humourist group Bare ‘n Von Hair, made up of Matt Day and Gord Graber, will take the stage at the Comox Pentecostal Church on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and proceeds go to the Pregnancy Care Centre. Julie Le Goff, executive director for the Pregnancy Care Centre, looks forward to the act and notes it’s suitable for all ages. “It’s rare we get a really good clean comedy act in town for this price, and I think it’s going to be a wonderful event to come out to and to feel comfortable, even bringing young kids,” says Le

Violinist plays solo Blaine Dunaway is performing solo at the Zocalo Café this Friday (Sept. 21) at 7:30 p.m. Blaine is primarily an improvising violinist, with a long career as a professional musician. He plays with the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra, the Blaine Dunaway Quintet, the Snow Monkeez, Sax and Violins, and Bruce and Judy Wing, among others. The solo concert will be a combination of new age, classical, jazz, world music and electronica. — Blaine Dunaway

It’s helping us to be able to stay open in order to help serve pregnant women and it’s one of our — we do annually an event like this to fundraise — so it’s our once-a-year big concert that we do in order to bring in money and keep us going through the year. Julie Le Goff

Goff, adding the duo does musical parodies among other things. “It will be fun and entertaining and for a good price — and for a good cause.” Quality Foods in Comox has agreed to donate refreshments for the evening, so free coffee, tea, and goodies will be available dur-

ing the intermission. The theatre seats 300, and Le Goff is hoping for a full house, as this event is important to raise funds for the centre’s yearly operation. “It’s helping us to be able to stay open in order to help serve pregnant women and it’s one of our — we do

annually an event like this to fundraise — so it’s our once-a-year big concert that we do in order to bring in money and keep us going through the year,” she explained. The Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre has been serving the Comox Valley since 1991, offering. For more information or advance tickets, stop by the Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre at 785 Sixth Street in Courtenay or call 250-334-0058. Tickets will also be available at the door of the Comox Pentecostal Church at 1919 Guthrie Rd. in Comox. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

You’re invited to meet Sharon Hanna at a talk and book signing. She is the author of The Book of Kale: The Easyto-Grow Superfood, 80+ Recipes, and has extensive knowledge about the nutritious and delicious aspects of kale. She will be at the Comox Public Library (1720 Beaufort Ave.) on Sept. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by Blue Heron Books. The Book of Kale celebrates the vegetable that is a snap to grow almost anywhere, and that constantly proves itself as one of the most nutritious foods in existence. It contains more than 80 mouth-watering recipes, ranging from smoothies and scones to elaborate dinner items, and of course, includes tasty kale chips. This garden-to-kitchen guide also gives readers all they need to know to grow this super-sustainable crop organically — as edible landscaping, on balconies and boulevards and even indoors. Hanna’s great ideas for the garden and kitchen are relayed in her signature style, with lighthearted wit and an endearing hint of cheekiness. She will have you growing, eating, and loving kale in no time. Sharon Hanna is an expert gardener who writes, speaks and teaches in Vancouver. She received the Mayor’s Prize for Environmental Excellence in

2005 for her gardening program at Queen Alexandra School. For more information about this event, visit Blue Heron Books

at 1775 Comox Avenue, call 250-339-6111 or go to www.harbourpublishing.com. — Harbour Publishing

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MOVING AROUND THE BOARD ACROSS 1 Uproar 4 Cry of insight 7 Raise a design on 13 Relies on 19 Pita sandwich with mashed chickpeas 21 Force 22 Flirt with a bit 23 Comic strip in which Popeye first appeared 25 On key 26 Gin flavorer 27 Creme-filled cookie 28 Totals (up) 30 “— want for Christmas ...” 31 1925 Sergei Eisenstein film classic 37 Pat gently 40 Patron 41 New Hampshire college city 42 Very big bird 43 Travel with the band 47 Germane 48 Truth or — 50 Party LBJ belonged to 51 Auto’s shock absorbers, springs, etc. 55 Fruit beverage 57 Other, to Juan 58 “— quam videri” (North Carolina’s motto) 59 Site for online bids 62 Besides that 66 St. Patrick’s isle 68 Two-person country fair contest 73 Charming notion 75 “Woo-hoo!” 76 2002-03 Bravo reality show, with “The” 77 Medications for some anemia patients 80 Big name in energy bars 81 Off. helper 82 With 126-Down, first instruction 83 Tony-winning Kazan 85 Stats, e.g. 87 Elect (to) 89 Teammate of Michael Jordan 94 XI minus IV 97 Yiddish writer Sholem 100 Size above med. 101 1982 high-tech film

102 Eye, to poets 103 Opera boy with “night visitors” 105 Nest egg user, often 108 Speaker of Romany 110 Train driver 115 Helper of Frankenstein 116 Pre-1991 superpower 117 Horde 118 Besides that 122 Covert 124 Theme of this puzzle 129 Recital finale 130 Certain 12-step group 131 Sierra — (California range) 132 Charred the outside of 133 Most current 134 Co. leader 135 Of old DOWN 1 Early P.M. periods 2 Author Roald 3 Medley 4 Mil. jets’ site 5 Bygone serf 6 Early warning 7 Imitates 8 Pal of Curly 9 TV’s Arthur 10 Dinner crumb 11 Shreds 12 Bean holder 13 Corkscrew 14 TV’s — Tin Tin 15 Like wild animals 16 Crept around 17 Mark on a bikini wearer 18 Gloria of feminism 20 Single-celled creature 24 — Aviv-Jaffa 29 “Explorer” girl 32 Aleutian island 33 Facial spots 34 Kachina doll carver 35 Really liking 36 — out (used frugally) 37 Erte’s style 38 Nonpros 39 Tacos’ kin 44 Sugar ending 45 Like some high hairdos 46 Mold anew 49 — sunshine (hot beam) 52 Kia model since 2002 53 Born, to Luc

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Ellis golden at BC Games Earle Couper Record Staff

THE ZONE 2 swim team displays their BC Seniors Games medals on the deck of Central Park Pool in Burnaby.

Zone 2 powerful in pool Swimmers from Zone 2 (Vancouver Island North including Powell River) brought home 142 medals when they competed at the 2012 BC Seniors Games in Burnaby from Aug. 23-25. Eight swimmers from the Comox Valley accumulated 42 medals. Women 60-64 Maggie Thran: 2 Gold 25m butterfly and 100 freestyle relay, 3 Bronze - 50m freestyle, 100m individual medley, and 200m individual medley. Sharon Cunningham: 1 Silver - 100m freestyle relay. Men 60-64 Rob Higgs: 1 Gold - 100m freestyle relay, 4 Silver 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 100m medley relay and 200m mixed freestyle relay, 1 Bronze - 50m backstroke. Women 65-69 Joan Lightfoot: 1 Gold 100m individual medley, 4 Silver - 25m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 100m breast-

stroke, and 100m freestyle relay, 1 Bronze - 50m breaststroke. Men 65-69 Brian Staton: 7 Gold 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 100m individual medley, 200m individual medley, and 100m freestyle relay, 1 Silver 100 medley relay. Max Fletcher: 2 Gold - 100 freestyle relay and 100m medley relay, 3 Silver

- 50m freestyle, 200m freestyle, and 200m mixed freestyle relay, 4 Bronze - 100m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle and 100m individual medley. Ted Walker: 1 Gold - 100 freestyle relay, 2 Silver 25m breaststroke and 100m medley relay, 1 Bronze 50m breaststroke. Men 75-79 Robert Reed: 1 Gold 100m freestyle relay, 1 Bronze 200m mixed freestyle relay.

Plenty on the podium Record Staff Comox Valley athletes played a key role in boosting Zone 2 (Vancouver Island North) to third place at the 2012 BC Seniors Games, held Aug. 21-25 in Burnaby. Zone 2 collected 80 gold, 83 silver and 65 bronze for a total of 228 medals. Zone 4 (Lower Mainland) took first with 473 medals while Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) was second with 418. There were 13 zones represented at the Games. A list of Comox Valley medallists is posted on www. comoxvalleyrecord.com in sports. Complete results of the 25th annual Games are at www.2012bcseniorsgames.org. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Comox Valley athletes once again distinguished themselves at the BC Seniors Games. The many success stories run the gamut from those making their Games debut, such as Francisco Machado in track and field, to veterans such as cyclist Dora Ellis. Ellis returned from Burnaby with three gold medals as she swept the Women 75-80 competitive age division with wins in hill climb, road race and time trial. The Courtenay cyclist began competing in the Games in 1991 as a novice and while she has skipped a few, she figures she has been to about 15 Games, collecting an impressive 50 to 60 medals along the way. Machado, meanwhile, raced to silver in 200m, 400m and 800m in the Men 65-69 age division. “This was my first time participating at the BC Seniors Games,” he said. “However I have participated at the Canadian Masters, Ontario Masters, North American Masters and World Masters,” the Comox competitor said, adding he is making a comeback after seven years of being inactive due to a busy work schedule. Machado medalled at the Ontario, Canadian and North American Masters events. Despite the travelling involved (next year’s Games are in Kamloops and the year after that in Langley), Ellis says she enjoys competing at the annual event. “It really builds up your stamina,” she said. Ellis has as much stamina as she does Senior Games medals. She cycles three or four times a week, and as a member of the CrossCanada Cycle Tour Society

AMONG THE LOCAL athletes winning three medals were cyclist Dora Ellis and runner Francisco Machado. has been to New Zealand twice, Australia, Arizona and pedalled through the Rocky Mountains. “I have not gone across Canada and I’m kind of sorry I’ve never done that. But that’s OK,” the affable Ellis smiled. Ellis rides a 20-pound Trek bike, and she thanked Jeff and the staff at Lake Trail Bicycles for their assistance. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Standings as of Sept. 15 Team W L D BP Pt Nanaimo 2 0 0 0 4 Comox Valley 1 1 0 0 2 Cowichan 1 1 0 0 2 Velox 1 1 0 0 2 UVic 0 1 0 0 0 Port Alberni 0 1 0 0 0 Sept. 15 Comox Valley Kickers 57 Port Alberni 5 Sept. 22 Comox Valley Kickers vs. Velox 11:30 a.m. Cumberland Village Park

Standings as of Sept. 16 North Division Team GP W L OTL ST PTS GF GA Campbell River Storm 5 3 1 1 W1 7 17 15 Nanaimo Buccaneers 4 3 1 0 W1 6 15 13 Oceanside Generals 5 1 3 1 L2 3 9 18 Comox Valley Gl. Kings 4 0 3 1 L4 1 11 16 South Division Team GP W L OTL ST PTS GF GA Victoria Cougars 4 4 0 0 W4 8 26 10 Saanich Braves 3 3 0 0 W3 6 18 9 Westshore Wolves 5 3 2 0 W2 6 15 18 Peninsula Panthers 4 2 2 0 W1 4 10 9 Kerry Park Islanders 4 0 4 0 L4 0 9 22 Sept. 14 Comox Valley Glacier Kings 2 Peninsula Panthers 4. Sept. 15 Campbell River Storm 4 Comox Valley Glacier Kings 3. Sept. 21 Comox Valley Glacier Kings @ Campbell River Storm. Sept. 22 Comox Valley Glacier Kings vs. Victoria Cougars 7:30 p.m. Comox Valley Sports Centre #1. Vantreights 2 0 0 6 HOCKEY Castaways 1 0 1 4 Cordova Bay 1 0 1 4 Penelakut United 1 1 0 3 C.V. GLACIER KINGS Prospect Lake 0 2 0 0 Top 10 Scorers Victoria Athletics 0 2 0 0 Player GP G A Pt Gorge FC 0 2 0 0 Jordan Kamprath 4 1 5 6 SFFC Originals 0 2 0 0 Rylan Ball 4 2 2 4 Sept. 16 Comox Valley United 5 Mitch Ball 4 2 1 3 (Joe Butcher, Kyle Marinus, Nick Michael Scobie 4 2 1 3 Marinus, Gokhan Avcil, Brian Adam Robertson 4 1 1 2 Gage) Penelakut United 1 (RayNicholas Tupper 4 1 0 1 mond Sam). Sheldon Brett 3 1 0 1 Sept. 23 Comox Valley United Calvin Hadley 3 1 0 1 @ Hellas FC Garrett Halls 4 0 1 1 Garret Mazur 4 0 1 1 8-BALL POOL

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The University of Victoria Vikes men’s basketball team is camping out at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School in Courtenay tonight. This is the Vikes’ third annual visit to the school, where the whole team will stay in the classrooms, cook meals in the cafeteria, work-out in the weight room and practise and play an inter-squad game on Sept. 22 – all in the name of promoting basketball in the Comox Valley and doing a bit of teambuilding along the way. Ross McDonald, former Vike and current Isfeld Ice basketball coach and teacher, has organized the trip the past two seasons. The Vikes’ visit offers a great opportunity for the upper Island basketball community to see some of the CIS’ best basketball players in action. The team practices (Friday at 6

p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.) will be open for spectators but the inter-squad game at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 will be the showcase event, providing the chance to witness Vikes varsity basketball in action. “As usual, the entire Isfeld basketball community is excited about this tradition continuing,” noted Ice athletic director and hoops coach Colin Cunningham. Admission is minimum $2 at the door and all proceeds go toward the Isfeld Basketball Program. Vikes’ men’s basketball head coach Craig Beaucamp looks to use the retreat weekend for players to get to know one another, as well as to promote the sport.

“We like doing something up Island,” said Beaucamp. “The Vikes are only as strong as basketball is on the Island and we want to help foster the sport. It also brings us closer together as a team. It’s important for a new team to get away as a group early in the season and to work on

team cohesion. “We always try to fit in something non-basketball and this year we’re going dragon boat racing. The team practises together for two hours a day and then go their separate ways, it’ll be good for them to work on team building.” – Isfeld Ice basketball

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Standings as of Sept. 12 Team RW PT GW Choc-O-Lot 5 149 13 Misspent Youth 4 140 11 Who’s High? 4 138 11 Team Cuddles 4 135 10 Sharpshooters 4 129 10 A-Rack-No-Phobia 4 125 8 Chalk-A-Holics 3 122 9 Classics 3 119 8 Sunnydale Odds R 2 119 8 Off The Rails 2 114 7 The Mex Hookers 1 112 8 3 Gents & A Lady 1 114 6 The Breakers 1 114 6 Cue-Tease 1 112 5 Chalk-N-Awe 1 97 5 Pick Up Stix 0 97 3 RW-rounds won; PT-points; GWgames won

RUGBY V.I. 3RD DIV. MEN Standings as of Sept. 16 Team W L D BP Pt CV Kickers 0 0 0 0 0 Cowichan 0 0 0 0 0 Nanaimo 0 0 0 0 0 Port Alberni 0 0 0 0 0 Powell River 0 0 0 0 0 Saanich 0 0 0 0 0 Velox 0 0 0 0 0 Sept. 23 Comox Valley Kickers vs. Powell River Otago 1 p.m. Cumberland Village Park.

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Having helped train Tour de Rock riders since 2008, McDonald knows how challenging the 1,000-plus kilometre cycle down the length of Vancouver Island can be. But, he said, it’s nothing compared to what some kids go through every day of their lives. McDonald’s motivation to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research comes from close to home. His granddaughter, Lochlyn, was born with Costello syndrome, a genetic disorder that delays growth. Having the syndrome makes five-year-old Lochlyn more susceptible to cancerous tumours. “She was in the hospital for the first 98 days of her life and we weren’t sure she was going to make it,” the 67-year-old Sidney resident said. “She’s now just turned five ... and so far, so good. She’s doing really well.” McDonald, known as Bobfather to

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TOGETHER BUILDING A BETTER, STRONGER COMMUNITY

Horses perfect for various things that ail some of us Dogs may be a man’s best friend, but when it comes to those facing physical, mental and emotional challenges, horses fill the need. Erin Haluschak Record Staff

The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society (CVTRS) uses horses to provide riding three seasons of the year, fours days a week for people of all ages in the Comox Valley and Campbell River. Marg Hind, program director since the inception of the society, said 160 individuals currently use the program. Established in 1985, participants gain physical, psychological and social benefits from the program. Therapeutic riding can improve balance and coordination, strengthen muscles, increase circulation and motor function. Communication skills can also be improved through increased interaction with riders, volunteers, instructors and horses themselves. CVTRS offers eight programs in three 10-week sessions per year. The programs range from hippotherapy (therapy, lessons, trail rides for multiple handicapped children and adults) to the equine experiential learning (for autism spectrum disorders) and the vaulting program (for developing balance, confidence and harmony with the horse, specifically for at-risk children). “We work with a couple of therapists on loan from the Ministry of Children and Family Services, and there are a conglomeration of individuals from the hospital,” explained Hind. “We are modelling our program with the help of these people.” Instruction is given by qualified instructors under the guidance of physiotherapists and occupational therapists. CVTRS offers rides in a covered area, outside riding rings and through wooded trails on the banks of the Tsolum River. Horses used for the program

VOLUNTEERS ACCOMPANY RIDERS ALONG ONE OF THE MANY TRAILS USED DURING ONE OF EIGHT COMOX VALLEY THERAPEUTIC RIDING SOCIETY PROGRAMS OFFERED THREE TIMES A YEAR.

are specifically trained for use with disabled people, and include a quarter horse, Welsh pony and a bay arab. “We have 14 horses and they come from different areas of the Island,” noted Hind, who added the horses are on lease for the winter, but the society has to pay for food and board. The society may use up to

90 volunteers a week, with up to four volunteers required for every rider. Volunteer duties may include horse grooming, putting on tack, leading the horse or walking beside the horse to provide security for the rider. Hind said volunteers are also required, and no previous equine experience is required.

“We offer workshops for volunteers; they are always going on,” she added. CVTRS is also collecting pennies at a variety of locations to raise money to purchase the property next to the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds where they operate — Stonehenge Farm. The site would be used primarily for the stable program.

Jars are available for donations at a variety of businesses including Extreme Ends, Broken Spoke and Art Knapp, with a goal to eventually raise $350,000 for a down payment. To volunteer, or for more information on the CVTRS, visit www. cvtrs.com, e-mail cvtrs@telus.net or call 250-338-1968. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Friday, September 21, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

Coaches, players optimistic Kalan Anglos Special to the Record

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings are getting better, assures head coach Bill Rotheisler. Despite losing another two games over the weekend to Peninsula and Campbell River, respectively, the Kings (0-3-1) are seeing improvement in nearly every facet. “We’re starting to come together,” said Rotheisler prior to Saturday’s home contest. “It’s still early [in the season] and we’ve got a lot of work to do, but we’re working hard.” Not only do the coaches believe they have a dressing room full of potential, the players are taking notice as well. “There are a lot of new faces in the dressing room,” said Kings’ defenceman Desmond Bast, referring to the difference in this year’s roster to last. “But we feel we can work as a team and hopefully start winning some hockey games.” Things didn’t start out well last Friday night, when the Kings travelled to Peninsula to take on the Panthers (2-2). The Icemen found themselves in a familiar early hole, down 2-0 after one period of play. In the second, Zack Smith made it 3-0 before Kings’ newcomer Sheldon Brett got the Glacier Kings on the board. VIJHL Player of the Week Rylan Ball scored his second of the year late in the frame, on the powerplay, to cut the deficit to one heading to the final frame. However, in the third, Peninsula’s Brett Sjerven scored with just five minutes left, propelling the Panthers to the 4-2 victory. Goaltender Matthew Mitchell made 26 saves, including 16 in

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the second period, in the loss. The following night, the Yetis returned home for the most anticipated game of the early season as they got re-acquainted with the rival Campbell River Storm. In a game that saw a total of 29 penalties, it was an aggressive back-andforth matchup that has become expected when these two teams meet. It took just 1:08 for the visitors to take the lead, when Dixon Wing lit the lamp for the Storm. Later in the frame, new captain Jordan Kamprath scored his first of the year, to knot it at one after the first frame. In the second, Mitch Ball opened the period with a perfectly exe-

cuted one-timer, set up by younger brother Rylan Ball and sophomore Brook Trainor. But then Campbell River’s special teams went to work, as Mikey Markland scored on the powerplay while James Severs scored shorthanded to give the visitors the lead. In the final frame, it was Rylan Ball (first star) scoring his second of the year to tie it and give the Icemen some momentum. However, less than a minute later, Alex Benjestorf sealed it for the Storm, squeaking the puck past Kings’ goaltender Josh Round, giving Campbell River the 4-3 victory. It doesn’t get any easier for the Kings this week, as their next

action comes tonight when they travel to Campbell River for a rematch against the Storm. Tomorrow night, the Yetis will host the always dangerous Victoria Cougars (4-0-0) who look to win their second consecutive league title. Puck drops for both match-ups at 7:30 p.m.

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THESE BOYS ARE standing on the edge of the enhanced spawning and rearing channel in lower Brooklyn Creek in Mac Laing Park in Comox. PHOTO BY RALPH SHAW

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RALPH SHAW channel was done by Rupert Wong and his environmental consulting company. Funding was provided jointly by the Pacific Salmon Foundation (40 per cent) and the Town of Comox Parks Department (60 per cent). The channel is about 140 metres long and contains spawning gravel and, equally important, stillwater pools protected with submerged logs referred to as woody debris. With a constant supply of ground water throughout the year, it will provide a place for coho salmon to spawn. And after the little

salmon emerge from the gravel nursery they can live and grow for a year in the small, deeper pools of the channel before they smolt and go out to sea for two more years. Think of it as a maternity ward and elementary school all wrapped into one small channel for little coho from Brooklyn Creek. There is still much work to be done on the banks of the channel by way of planting 500 channel-friendly trees and shrubs. If you would like to get involved with this vital work, give Dave Davies a call at our local Department of Fisheries and Oceans office in Comox. In the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) Keynote Species publication celebrating 25 years of bringing salmon back stream by

stream, PSF president and CEO Dr. Brian Riddell wrote a sobering essay on the challenges of the next 25 years. The title of his story was Everything is One and is based on the First Nations belief that everything is one. As Riddell noted this is such a simple expression of “ecosystembased management” we use in modern science. In looking up a suitable definition for keystone species I settled on the concept that our salmon are important keystones in the arches of life that depend on the streams, lakes, rivers, estuaries and marine waters of the Strait of Georgia and beyond. For the past 25 years over 35,000 volunteers have spent huge amounts of energy and

money to rebuild and assure a future for our precious seven races of Pacific salmon in hundreds of enhancement projects. The genetically defined Pacific salmon species are as follows: pink, chinook, sockeye, coho, chum, steelhead trout and cutthroat trout. Riddell reflected that the past 25 years have had many successes and challenges – and the next 25 years will have the added challenges of accelerating climate change. But with increased knowledge and scientific advancement in salmonid enhancement we have a future for this magnificent keystone species. This weekend the Pacific Salmon Foundation is holding its Comox Valley Gala Dinner, Dance and Auction

on Saturday, Sept. 22. The last word I had is that it is sold out, but there may be some cancellations. If you are interested phone Judy Ackinclose at 250-3350010. Tickets are $60. Ralph Shaw is a

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HELP WANTED LOCAL COMPUTER shop looking for a team player. In this Technical Sales Position people skills and computer knowledge are essential. A+ certification or equivalent experience would be an asset. This position consists of a variety of tasks ranging from customer service, computer repairs to general store duties. If you are a happy person interested in this position we are looking forward to receiving your resume. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We would like to thank everyone in advance. Apply to Drawer #4510 C/O Comox Valley Record 765 McPhee Ave Courtenay B.C. V9N 2Z7 TOSCANOS TRATTORIA is looking for a F/T line cook. Must have 3 years exp. and able to work in a fast paced kitchen. Drop resume off at 140 Port Augusta St. Comox.

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“FINANCE CLERK” The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of “Finance Clerk”. As part of the Finance team, the incumbent’s responsibilities will primarily include: general and specific bookkeeping and accounting tasks such as processing tax, utility, and other accounts receivables and payables, preparation, set up, and processing of accounts, account ledgers, cash receipts, reconciliations, and financial statements using fund accounting principles and practices, assisting in preparation for yearend audit, and providing front counter customer service. This is a full-time union position and includes a comprehensive benefit package and competitive wage. For complete details, please go to www.courtenay.ca and click on employment opportunities.

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We are looking to recruit an honest and reliable team player for the position of: Part Time Guest Service Agent Previous hospitality experience is preferred. Strong computer skills and knowledge of MS Office required. First Aid and CPR qualification are beneficial.

Applicants will be subject to a criminal record check and must be flexible with availability. We welcome you to drop off your resume in person to 2200 Cliffe Avenue, submit by fax: 778-225-0019, or email: jmatkin@hiex comoxvalley.com, Attention: Jauline Matkin. Resume must be received by 12pm Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 to be considered. No phone calls please.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD BILLY D’S Pub requires a Part Time Dishwasher. Please apply in person during nonpeak periods.

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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.

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Emcon Services Inc., Road and Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season, preferably with experience operating snowplows and sanding trucks. Operators are needed for Denman and Hornby Islands, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Cortes and Quadra islands, Gold River, Sayward, Woss, Tahsis and Port Hardy. Qualifications include: • Valid BC Driver’s Licence (minimum Class 3 / air). • Proven highway trucking experience • Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and • Operating a variety of transmissions • Pre-employment drug screening Qualified applicants are invited to submit résumés, along with photocopy of driver’s licence, an up-todate driver’s abstract and references to substantiate driving experience to: Emcon Services Inc., 3190 Royston Road PO Box 1300, Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 FAX: (250) 336-8892 Email: island@emconservices.ca

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CASUAL REGISTERED NURSES Operating Room, Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Dept. St. Joseph’s General Hospital is currently recruiting casual Registered Nurses for the Operating Room, ICU and Emergency. Applicants must be a graduate of a recognized School of Nursing and have a current, practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. Qualifications will include a current CRNBC registration; current Level “C” CPR certification. For Operating Room: Applicants must have previous experience in an operating room setting which includes practicum experiences while receiving the nursing diploma/degree. Successful completion of B.C.I.T. Advanced Specialty Course in Operating Room Nursing or demonstrated equivalency. For ER/ICU: Applicants must have a minimum of two years medical and surgical experience, including one year ICU/CCU or Emergency or equivalent Critical Care experience within the last three years and successful completion of a recognized post basic course in Critical Care Nursing or Emergency Nursing which included a clinical practicum. We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. This posting will remain open until successfully filled. Please send resume to: Human Resource Services St. Joseph’s General Hospital 2137 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 1P2 Or email: jobs@sjghcomox.ca Fax: (250) 339-1515

Executive Director Glacier View Lodge Courtenay BC An exciting opportunity exists for an exceptional individual to make a significant impact in the development of residential services for the Comox Valley. Providing leadership at Glacier View Lodge and reporting to the Glacier View Lodge Board of Directors, this position directs the day to day activities of the Lodge including quality of resident care and control and utilization of human resources in addition to ensuring compliance with policies and standards of resident care, and acting as a role model to staff. Glacier View Lodge seeks to provide a holistic approach to care - embracing each person – resident, family member, staff member and volunteer as an integral part of the care community. Glacier View Lodge currently comprises 102 complex care beds. The organization is facing the challenge of developing services in order to go on meeting the needs of our community. Additionally through a contractual arrangement this position provides operational oversight to a 125 residential complex care facility located at St Joseph’s General Hospital. We are seeking a seasoned and vibrant leader to move the organization forward in reaching its goals and strategic objectives. As Executive Director you will work with our community partners and will forge strong links with the leadership of Vancouver Island Health Authority. You will have substantial senior management experience in the healthcare sector and a proven track record of identifying and creating system improvements, sound financial management, and effective change leadership within a complex, multiple stakeholder environment. Operating with a clear sense of urgency, you will thrive on challenges and be at ease in the residential care environment. The ideal candidate will lead through personal example and have the ability to influence, lead and inspire the organization to live its mission. A competitive salary and removal expenses will be available to the right candidate. The closing date for this position will be 4.00pm September 28th 2012. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please forward a resume to:

Human Resource Services St. Joseph’s General Hospital

2137 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 1P2 Phone: (250) 339-1447 email:Jobs@sjghcomox.ca Fax: (250) 339-1515 We would like to thank all individuals for their interest, but regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

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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.

WORK WANTED MICHAEL’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

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PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

ESCORTS

LEGAL SERVICES

AUCTIONS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

SPORTING GOODS

ALL PRO Escorts & Strippers, 24-hour service. Visa/MasterCard. Always hiring. Fast friendly service.250-897-3332. www.allproescorts.com www.allprostrippers.com

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

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Auction House Vancouver Island. 1611 Hudson Rd., Comox. 250-941-1999. Auctions Tuesdays @ 6 PM. Antique and Collectible Auction, Sept. 25. www.AuctionHouseVi.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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOLISTIC HEALTH

CARPENTRY

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

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

INSULATED GARAGE door 16x8.3 half H.P. motor. Excellent condition $700. 897-8267

CONTRACTORS

UNDER $200

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

HAND MADE Wooden double bed with box spring & mattress, good cond., $200. Call (250)336-2750, 9am-5pm

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Full Time Available Immediately Automotive Installer/ Apprentice

We are a high volume, fast paced, full service automotive repair facility. We are looking for a dedicated, honest, hard working individual with automotive experience and a willingness to learn. A valid BC Driver’s licence and a clean driver’s abstract are required. Suitable applicants will possess strong communication skills, appreciation for customers and a winning attitude. We have the latest equipment, a solid team and an excellent clientele. We offer a very competitive compensation package including benefits, profit sharing and employee discounts. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please apply in person to: Canadian Tire 278 N. Island Highway Courtenay BC, V9N 3P1 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

EXPERIENCED HARDWOOD & laminate flooring installation. Free estimates. 250-897-5653.

HANDYPERSONS HOME REPAIR & Maintenance Service. Interior or Exterior. Call Les for Free estimate at 250-898-8887. SUPER HANDY. Carpentry, Plumbing, Drywall, Painting, Tiling, etc. Ref’s. Free est’s. Call Dan (250)337-5501. WAYNE’S HANDYMAN & Reno. Service. 20+yrs exp. in carpentry, decking, fencing, framing, finishing, drywalling, mudding, painting. Small jobs ok. 250-339-0879

HOME IMPROVEMENTS AFFORDABLE CABINET Refacing, Custom Cabinetry and Countertops. 250-850-9915, COASTCABINETRY.CA Great Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 30 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate. Call Steve, 250-218-7185.

1976 MONTREAL Olympic coins, $75. Also, buying collector coins, new ones and old ones. Call Cody local (250)792-9485.

BUILDING SUPPLIES

FRIENDLY FRANK ELECTRIC MEAT Slicer $40. Vibrating massage cushion, $40. (250)336-2750, 9am-5pm

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FURNITURE 4 HIGHBACK Wicker Chairs, light colour with 2 matching tables. Best offer. 9 Collector’s framed Owl plates with certificates Best offers Call 250923-5692 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.

HEAVY DUTY MACHINERY

PETS

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

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MAYTAG UNDER counter front loading washing machine, as new condition. $250. Call (250)334-4965.

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HIGH EFFICIENCY Furnace. 3 yrs old. (Fixed Capacity) 800. obo. Call 250-941-2527 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? PORCELAIN DOLLS many numbered. Antique Dealers welcome Comox Area (250)339-3068.

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@14”x8”x24’ 1@12”x8”x24’ 2@8”x8”x12’ 2@8”x8”x10’ 8@4”x8”x4’ (braces) 16 rafters 2”x8”x18’ 2@6”x8”x14’ 4@Saw horses. $2,900 no tax, 250-336-8684

STORE EQUIPMENT/FIXTURES CONTENTS OF 3 chair Barber Styling Shop (Courtenay). Please call 250-897-4533.

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

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING

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

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GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

COMOX: #15-3216 Back Rd., Sat., Sept. 22nd, 9-1pm. Everything from household appliances to garden.

COURTENAY- 2265 Tull Ave., Sat, Sept. 22, 9am-1pm. Garage Sale. Variety of household items, boating, prawning and much more.

COURTENAY. MULTI-FAMILY Sale. Sat. & Sun. Sept. 22 & 23, 9am-3pm. Furniture, clothes, knick-knacks. High quality items. 1160 Glen Urquhart Drive, off 10th St. East.

COMOX. 1589 Arbutus Ave. (between Comox Ave and Balmoral). Sat. Sept. 22, 8:30am1pm. Misc. items priced to sell! including clothing, children’s items, lamps, etc. COMOX: 2107 Bolt Ave., Sat., Sept. 22nd, 9am-1pm. Multi Family Sale. COMOX- 2423 Avro Arrow Dr. Sat, Sept 22, 9am-4pm. Charity Fund Raiser - BC Childrens Hospital. Furniture, toys, CD’s, plants & more. Must sell!

Grader snow wing and blade. Also grader chains. Good working cond. 1600x24 & 100x24. 250-287-7953.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

COMOX- 486 Holly Place, Sat, Sept 22, 8-12. Commercial grade ladders, shop exhaust fan, hockey equipment, baby stroller, toys, games, tupperware, new purses, 90 gallon aquarium, wicker stand, Ikea storage stools, reptile cage, barbecue. COMOX- 690 Woodland DrSat, Sept 22, 8-1pm. No Early Birds! Brass day bed, small natural gas heater, crafts, wool, fabrics, odds & ends...

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

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

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

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

FUEL/FIREWOOD

COMOX- 709 Moralee Dr, Sat, Sept 22, 8am-2pm. Couch, desk, chairs, love seat, housewares, tools & collectibles. STRAIGHT RAIL stair-lift, $2,000. Paid $5,500 3 years ago. In excellent shape. For details please call 250-3378328.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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A.C.L. YARD WORKS. Offering Fall Clean-up specials. Leaves, Gutters, Lawns, Gardening, Tree Pruning, Hedge Trimming, Decks, Patios & Fences. Pat 250-218-4597.

DELUXE SCOOTER, as new. Call 923-8937

#250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. FIREWOOD LOGS. You cut to your length, $70./cord. Phone Chester (250)334-0520. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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

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

BOOKS, COINS, STAMPS

LANDSCAPING

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ASHIYA ALTO saxophone, gently used, was $700. Now $600. Lrg bird cage with starter kit incld’s food, book and accessories, new, was $120. Now $100. Call (250)923-1885. CLARK SANDER - 7 inch, Electronic Caddy, Golf Pull Cart with seat, Pallet Jack, E Bike 400K. 250334-9959 WINCHESTER SEMI-AUTOMATIC 308 Rifle R_100 never used with 3x9 comand post weaver scope $455. 7QT. Pressure Canner with cage never used $55. Fibre Wine Making Kit (filter & 5 carboys 10 gals ea $110. Electric Time Delay House Heater $65. Jennings Wheel Chair $100. Phone 250-890-3304

COURTENAY- 1052 Arrowsmith Ave, Sat, Sept 22, 8am-1pm. Linens, rugs, glassware and much more... COURTENAY - 1069 19th St. (between Piercy and Tull) Sat. Sept. 22nd, 9-12. Multi-Family Garage Sale COURTENAY: 1650B 1st St., Sat., Sept. 22nd, 8-1pm. Misc. household items, clothes, exercise equipt, etc... COURTENAY - 1700 10th St East. Saturday Sept. 22, 8:30am-noon. Lighting fixtures, Mohen taps, furniture & misc. items. COURTENAY, 2016A Willemar Ave., Sat, Sept. 22, 8:00am-12:00 Noon. Backyard Garage Sale. COURTENAY - 2050A Choguette Rd. Sat 8-12 Sept. 23rd. Household, desks, baby items, 4 poster iron bed. COURTENAY - 2079 Embleton Crescent Sat. 9-6. New items, misc, tools. Huge Sale!

COURTENAY - 2369 Stirling Cres. in Aberdeen Heights 08:00am - 11:00am, Sun. Sept 22. Lots of stuff for everyone. Electronics, kitchen stuff, 1-2 kid trampoline, tools, Ab-circle, size 13-1 skates & more. COURTENAY - 2426 Urquhart Ave. Sat. 9am-1pm. 2 family sale. Household, garden items, potting bench, goldsluice, collectibles. COURTENAY - 2676 Willemar Ave Sat., 8:30-1. Down sizing all must go! Furniture, TV, DVD player. Lots of music cd’s. New DVD’s. Mountain bike, dog crate. No early birds. COURTENAY, 2949 Elderberry Cres., Sat, Sept. 22, 9am1pm. Wide variety of items. No early birds please. COURTENAY - 297 Nim Nim Pl. Sept 21 0800-1200. Down sizing, couch, TV stand, desks, games. COURTENAY - 3348 Royston Rd. This Sat, Sun, 9-7. Huge clothing sale a 1000 more used items, 2000 in total some new - Newborn to teen boys & girls all sizes & some adults clothes on hangers. Prices .25 & up. Toys, shoes, small amount of household items. Rain or shine COURTENAY - 355 Webb Rd. Sun. 9-? No early birds please. Misc., Knitting, collector Barbies, homemade bread, furniture, free baskets & owls. COURTENAY, 4602 Salal Place, Sat, Sept. 22, 9am4pm. Stationary, books, crafts, Christmas items, misc household and garage goods. Plus giveaways. COURTENAY - 750A Park Place. Garage & Craft Sale. Sat & Sun Sept 22/23. No Early Birds. 8:00am - 3:00pm. 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

CUMBERLAND - 2800 Maryport Ave. Sat. 10-2. Household & collectables. Lots of stuff. CUMBERLAND - 3322 Coniston Cres. Sat 8-1. Multi family sale. Lots of stuff!

FINAL DOWNSIZING 5057 Venture Rd., off Huband N Courtenay. Sat. Sept. 22, 9-1. Vintage pieces, collectibles, linens, trunks, watercolours, fabric, wool, Q duvet, blankets, throws, outdoor fold up round wooden table & chairs. Coleman stove, fold up desk lamp, rotary sander, weights, Krups toaster oven, fun lite up girls butterfly wings, CD’s, never worn w trench coat, Medalta crocks (no leaks), plus pots, plates, perennials, pillows, purses and more... MOVING TO LA (for winter)! Selling ALL! 42” flat screen tv, kitchenware, desk w/cab, home appl/accessories, art, costumes, wigs, decorations, eliptical, printer/scanner/fax ++! 2033 Wallace Ave Comox up fr Avenue Bistro. More here: http://comoxvalley.en.craigslist. ca/gms/3277371699.html

UNION BAY COMMUNITY HALL HWY19A

GIANT GARAGE & BOOK SALE AND CAR WASH Sat. Sept. 22 9am-2pm Large selection of items. All proceeds toward Tour de Rock FMI Donna 334-2147 or Dave 335-2317 UNION BAY - McLeod Rd across from UB Credit Union. Sat. 9-2pm. Art & Yard Sale Over 50 pieces of amazing paintings at very reasonable prices. Proceeds going to youth project, Costa Rica.


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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

APARTMENT/CONDO

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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.

COMOX, IDEAL winter home. Want to get away? Relocating? Beach front 1 & 2 bdrm furnished units with utils, cable, wi-ďŹ , parking. Absolutely NONSMOKING. Call 250-339-6112.

DO GOOD. Feel good. Own your own Good Earth Coffeehouse! Free Franchise Seminar October 2, 7:00pm Uptown Shopping Centre Victoria For details and to register franchise@goodearthcafes.com 1888-294-9330. Exceptional coffee and wholesome food since 1991.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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 DUPLEX CLOSE in Campbell River comes w/2 rental suites, presently rented, $3000. Buy 1/2 $189,000 or full duplex, $355,000. (250)923-2219.

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.

SUNNY QUIET mobile home, in 55+ park, Oyster River. New windows/ screens. 14 pc solid oak kitchen cabinets, new 3-pc bathroom. 1050 sq.ft. Pad $300./mo. Needs interior ďŹ nished. Offers. (250)923-4701.

WILLOW POINT: 1 level patio home in est. adult-oriented complex. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, ďŹ nished ofďŹ ce in 1300 sq.ft. Awesome updates incld skylight, new cabinets, tiled ent., real oak ďŹ&#x201A;rs. This end unit is bright and sunny, with a lovely back patio. Walking dist. to shops, medical services, markets and the Sea Walk. To view call 250-923-7792. $219,000. Finest unit in complex!

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

HOMES WANTED

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

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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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.

LARGE, NEWLY renovated 1bedroom main ďŹ&#x201A;oor suite in quiet Comox home. $700. Private entrance, separate yard/deck, shared laundry, lots of storage. References required. lornakeating@hotmail.com or 780-819-2818.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS COURTENAY

32â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5TH Wheel in Courtenay, $425. Ref needed. No Pets, N/S. Quiet. (250) 338-4640.

HOMES FOR RENT 1BDRM house fenced yard in Cumberland, avail Oct 15/12. Looking for quiet N/S tenant. Small pet ok. Ref. please $900/mth 250-331-3528

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.

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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CENTRAL COURTENAY Sm. 2 bdrm 4 appls, N/S, pets neg. avail. now $975 338-4021.

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

205-501 4th Street 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appl. 55+ $750/mth Avail. Immed

COURTENAY, 1700 sq ft, 3 bdrm & family room, 1.5 baths, fenced yard, $1195 mo, yearly lease, Oct. 1, 250-898-8800. SPARKLING 2 bdrm, 1 bath Rancher in gorgeous Comox pen. Avail Nov 1. NS/NP. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $900. (250)336-8238.

OPEN HOUSE Saturdays Sept. 22 & 29 12:00 - 3:00 House For Sale By Owner, 1596 Guthrie, Comox, B.C. 1335 sq.ft., 2 bdrms, 3 bath, 5 appliances included. Info 250337-1817.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 2-COURTENAY 2-BDRM. 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. N/S, N/P, new paint. $720 & $740. (250)334-8876.

304-129 Back Road 2 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 appli, $850/mth Avail Nov 1 WATERFRONT CONDO, 2 bed 2 bath, u/g pkg & storage, all app inc w/d & f/p. No Pets. $1100/month. 587-920-4386

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 4000 SQ.FT. Light industrial Commercial/warehouse space. Quanset style building, 200amps, 3 phase power, in central Courtenay. Available for Immed. 250-897-3818(E) 250-650-5072 (D) SHOP/WAREHOUSE space. Cousins Rd. 1200 sqft. 3 phase power. High ceilings. OfďŹ ce Area. I-2 Zoning. Available Now! 250-703-1644, 250-338-7476 evs.

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

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

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

RETIRED FISHING RESORT FAREWELL HARBOUR RESORT

$1,395,000

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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; $1,000/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

2 bdrm units feature main & 2nd level entry, 2 appl & onsite coin-op laundry; ideally located near all amenities & on bus routes; N/S; N/P; rents from $675/month; immediate possession.

ULVERSTON MANOR Spacious 2 bdrm apt are located in a secured entrance building, near Cumberland Hospital & downtown core; includes 2 appl, patio area, w/on site coin-op laundry; aval. Oct .1 N/S; N/P; $675/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

SAND PINES DR. RANCHER

Mark Lester & Alan Johnson

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

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Spoil your whole family with this home! 4 bdrms, incl. master w/ ensuite, kitchen w/loads of space & stainless appl., bright dining/ living area, deck off dining, updated flooring throughout & cozy woodstove; walk out basement to fully landscaped & fenced yard w/shed; quiet neighbourhood, close to schools, recreation, golf course & Air Force Base; N/S; N/P; $1450/mo; immed. possession

HIGHWOOD FAMILY HOME

In The Comox Valley 250.338.3746

Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat $165,000. Downtown Courtenay Good starter, retirement or rental home, 2 bdrm. 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- 2 bdrm at Air Park/River Walk. 6 appls, 2 bath. NP/NS. Avail Oct 1st. $995/mth. (250)703-0133.

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

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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

4 BEDROOMS duplex with 2 baths. New paint, carpet & lino. Close to schools, shopping and park. Rent 1,050+DD. Available Oct. 1st. N/S, N/P. Responsible adults only. Referrals required. 250-3347765.

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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; $1500/month; immed possession.

SALAL PLACE FAMILY HOME

Unparalleled rental opportunity with endless attention to detail!! 5 appl., 4 bdrms, including master w/ 2 walk-in closets & ensuite, eat-in kitchen w/formal dining, living room w/pellet stove & media room/den; double car garage; enjoy simple to maintain yard from deck off kitchen, or deck overlooking pond; wired for sound & security; small dog considered w/deposit; $1450/month; avail Oct 15.

ANDERTON RD COMOX HOME

Amazing yard! Fantastic home! Great area! This home has it all!! Yard is fully fenced w/beautiful fruit trees & small cottage for play or guest! Lovely finishings throughout home including hardwood flooring, & features 3 bdrms, 2 baths, & 5 appl. Even a garage to tinker in! For immediate possession. $1400/month. Small dog may be considered w/deposit.

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BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd

PINES APARTMENTS

2 BEDROOM SUITE available in wellrespected, 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

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

1055-10th Street 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

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St, Courtenay Spacious & completely renovated 2 bedroom suite, in quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Walking distnace to schools, bus stops, and downtown. Reasonable rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. No pets, two rental references and security deposit required.

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

TOWNHOUSES TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay ATTRACTIVE 2 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated - enjoy new appliances, flooring and bathroom fittings 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.

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

GLENSHEE 1800 Comox Ave. ONE BEDROOM bright and spacious suite. Excellent location in the heart of Comox. Well maintained and well managed mature adult building. Security entry and elevator. Recently renovated. Very attractive. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

GREENBRIER 750 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.

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. Independent Living for Seniors “The Affordable Alternative” TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite - spacious and modern. Excellent location in central Comox walking distance to everything. In suite storage. Extra large kitchen and dining area. Resident social room. Elevator and security entry. A very well maintained and well managed building. Also One Bedroom + Den. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

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.

CONDOS

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.

VANRIDGE MANOR

ST. BRELADES 146 Back Road, Courtenay

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

Call 250-703-2570

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

Call 338-7449

PACIFIC COURT

RUTHERFORD MANOR

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

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

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

To View, Call 250-334-4483

2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references req’d.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

RYAN COURT

BEECHER MANOR

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

1045 Cumberland Road

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

BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 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.

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.

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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Houses & Suites 1921A 13th St 4 bed, 1.5 bath, N/S, N/P 5 appl., $1200/mth Avail. Oct 1st. 339B Nim Nim 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls $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 Avail. Immed. 4997 Spence Rd. 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appls. $900/mth Avail. Oct. 1st 1227 Kye Bay Rd. 3 bed., 2 bath N/S, 7 appls.$1400/mth Avail. Immed. 3449 Hope Rd 3 bed, 2 bath N/S 5 appls., $1200/mth Avail. Oct. 1 2705 Urquhart Ave. 4 bed, 2 bath 7 appls., $1400/mth Avail. Oct. 1 7403 South Island Hwy 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appl $1050/mth Avail. Oct 1

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. Independent Living for Seniors “The Affordable Alternative”

Call 250-334-9717

123 Back Road, Courtenay

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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. $450/mth COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 6 appls, Gas F/P, garage, fenced yard, N/S, pets neg., avail. immed. $1400/mth COMOX WATERFRONT 4 bdrm, 2 bath home, 5 appls, family rm, 3 F/P’s, carport, N/S, small dog neg. w/ref. Avail. Oct. 1 - $1.500/mth OCEAN VIEW RANCHER 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 4 appls, woodstove, carport, landscaping incld., N/S, sm pet neg., Avail Oct 2 $1050/mth

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. CUMBERLAND 2- bdrm $750 Non smoker. Avail Oct 1. Pets ok. New paint. 250-218-3052.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct.1 & Nov.1rents from $1,100/mth. DOWNTOWN ABOVE COMMERCIAL 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls., gourmet kitchen, concrete flrs, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1,200/mth ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, basic cable incl., N/S, No pets. Avail Immed. $725/th. Call Res. Mgr. 334-8602 COMOX DUPLEX 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls carport, landscaping incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 - $775/mth PARKSIDE Newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 6 appls, balcony, underground pkg, storage, adult oriented. N/S, No pets. Available Immed. $1200/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F&S, coin laundry, patio, res., pkg., N/S, No pets, Avail. Immed. $700/mth POPLAR PLACE 2 bdrm, 1 bath ground level condo, 5 appls, 2 patios, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed.$800/mth. Fixed term lease to March 31/13 ST. AUBIN’S COURT 2 bdrm, 5 appls, N/S, No pets. Close to Superstore. Avail. Immed. $695/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, patio, res. pkg, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Sept. 15 - $650/mth. WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, 2 pkg spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $725/mth QUIET CUL-DE-SAC 3 bdrm & den duplex, 2 .5 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct.1 $1,150/mth SOUTHVIEW MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath condo, F & S, coin laundry, hot water incl., balcony, N/S. No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 - $600/mth LOTS OF CHARACTER! 1 bdrm, 1 bath condo in Tin Town, 6 appls, 2 balconies, 2 res. pkg, gas & hot water incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 - $875/mth WALK TO DOWNTOWN new & modern 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 6 appls, elect. F/P, balcony, parking, N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 - $900/mth WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, 2 res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1-$750/mth VANRIDGE MANOR 2 bdrm,1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, gas F/P (gas incl.), N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1$750/mth TRUMPETER RIDGE townhouse, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 5 appls., garage, patio, avail Nov 1. $875/mth MAPLEWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls., large balcony, res. pkg, adult oriented, N/S,No pets, $700/mth Avail Oct 15 move in incentive do not pay till Nov1st DRESSAGE COURT 3 bdrm ground floor town house, 2 baths, 5 appls, Gas F/P (gas incl.), res. pkg., N/S, No pets, avail. Nov 1. $900/mth

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.


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

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

Contact: Ryan Liebert 250-703-3672

OFFICE/RETAIL

1997 TOYOTA Camry reliable and well maintained, 4 cyl, 201600km. Asking $2500 phone 250-871-1178

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

CARS LYNX PROWLER 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; TRAVEL trailer, sleeps 8, top condition, everything working, bright, built-in stereo, $4900 obo. Call 250-338-0157

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Call 250-338-7136 for tour. NEW INDEPENDENT living house in Nanoose Bay now accepting residents 55+. 250668-4642

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1995 GRAND PRIX(Pontiac) 2 Dr. SDN. 6 cyl. Automatic. 160,000km. Great cond. Runs great. $2200 obo. (250)9234868

FURNISHED ROOMS, safe environment, N\D N/P. $485. 871-3444.D.D.$100.00

2006 MUSTANG GT Convertible, V8 auto, 69,000 km, all options, clean. Asking $18,000 obo.

2007 SUBARU FORESTER Auto, premium package, 95,000 km, silver & gray, $16,500. (250)758-5986

STORAGE

1997 BUICK Lesabre. New head gasket, brakes,great shape. Smooth ride! $3500 250-871-6069/604-4838181

RV STORAGE, 5th Wheel or boat, dry covered area. $85/month or $800/year. Fenced outside storage $50/mth. 250-338-5503.

SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL COMOX- 2 bdrms, grnd lvl. 5 appls, blinds, cable, WiďŹ . Quiet person(s), NS/NP. Refs. $795. 250-339-2687.

SUITES, UPPER COURTENAY, 2121 Piercy Ave., $675 mo incls heat & hydro. Oct. 1st. (250)702-1096.

TRANSPORTATION

2002-FORD EXPLORER XLS. Runs excellent. 157,000 kms. Reduced to sell $4,999 OBO. 250-287-2009.

2012 MAZDA 2. Moving. Must sell. Approx. 700km. Tinted back windows. Excellent shape. Asking 14,000 OBO. 250-923-0805

1995 Plymouth Voyager. 7 passenger. Only 126,000km. $1500. Call 250-923-6887 or see at 3810 Peak Drive, Campbell River.

1998 FORD MUSTANG. Silver 3.6 litre V-6. 129,000km. $3500. Phone 250-923-4537 or 250-287-6778

1997 F150 Lariat 4x4, 4.6L V8, 180,000km. loaded, well maintained and runs great. $5300. Call (250) 218-0661.

1999 MAZDA Protege 290,000k, rebuilt engine, new brakes winter tires. 4 cyl. $1500. 250-871-3362 2003 CHEV Malibu- 4 door Sedan, 141,000 km, 1 owner, automatic, AM/FM/CD player, fully loaded, good shape, runs well, $3500 obo. Please call (250)335-2795.

2003 Ford Taurus SEL Wagon 176,000km new brakes, summer & winter tires, a/c, 6 cd player, jump seat for 2 small kids, keyless entry, power everything, leather/woodgrain, luxurious $3500 obo. 250-6502314 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

2003 Virago Yamaha 250. 23,000km. Clean. $3700.00 (250)-287-2009 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1985 COACHMEN Camper, 10.5 feet, newer fridge, 19 gallon fresh water with new pump, 4 burner range, furnace, toilet, converter, new mattress, hydraulic jacks, 1 piece metal roof. In really good shape, $3000 obo. Call (250)923-2898.

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

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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).

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IN FLOOR heated RV and boat storage. Up to 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, gated/secure site. (250)339-0436 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

91-9ft Slumber Queen Camper. Great condition, well cared for. Lots of storage. $4300 OBO. 250-923-7508.

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2001 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB Long Box, 2WD,131,000 km, locks, A/C, windows, cruise, tilt, towing package, bed liner, mirrors, new brakes, ignition upgrade. $5900. Call 250-897-3060.

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Truck Canopy. Fits 8 ft box. Smokey metallic grey. Sliding window. All windows tinted. Lockable. Originally on 2008 Ford 350. Asking $675 obo. Excellent condition. Call 250703-0243.

MARINE 1957 FAIRLANE Hardtop. Blue/white continental kit. $15,000 or trade for small, mobile business. (250)923-1210

AUTO FINANCING Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

BOATS 2007 PONTIAC G6 GT Hardtop Convertible. Senior owned, 55,000kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, extended warranty to Mar. 2014, $14,000 OBO 250-334-2971 / 250-339-0215

2007 VW Golf City, blue, 5spd, 33,000 original km, platinum shield protection & deďŹ&#x201A;ectors. Like new condition. $12,500. (250)933-5182



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2008 37â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Everest 5th Wheel4 Slides, large 4 dr fridge, king bed, lots of cabinets, like new, $37,000. Call 250-334-7471.

2008 LEXINGTON GTS 283 18,500 miles. Full body paint, three slides. Like new, $69,900. Phone:250-898-8718 or 250-702-2681

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TO TAKE US ALONG! 1979 BAYLINER. 27ft x8ft w/ less than 500hrs on new eng. $ elecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Elec. tilt 9.9 kicker. Elec. start & tilt. Moorage paid til next May. Reduced to $7000 for quick sale. For a ride call Ed 250-287-4009.

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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

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

“Reflections on the Life of the Spirit” – ongoing study circle. All are welcome. ~~~ “The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain that share of the flood of grace which God poureth forth for him.” Bahá’u’lláh www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

We Meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday www.cvuf.ca

250-338-5811

250 Beach Drive, Comox

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

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

COMOX 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

LUTHERAN

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

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

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

Everyone Welcome www.resonatechurch.ca

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

250-400-7800

“A place for you: John 14:2

10 am Sunday Worship 250-703-1652

467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald) 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.

Service 10:30am Guest Speaker: Rev. Wally Fry

Wednesday

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

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

250-338-8454

Hearing Assistance

www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

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

Everyone Welcome. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox

250-339-0224

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 Morning Service 11am Evening Service 7pm Need healing from a wounded heart? Need to be free from guilt or shame? Want to be forgiven of all sin and have a clean slate on life? Come and receive healing and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

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

Hosts of

“Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

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

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

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

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

at 11 am

Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

Independent - Fundamental

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

Comox Community Baptist Church

Followed by a Potluck Lunch

Friends

Sundays 10 am

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

PRESBYTERIAN

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH 1st Street & Penrith

Faith Family

@ 10:30 am

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

Pastor A. Ronald Sedo

250-890-9262

Bay Community Church

Community Church

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

(at Comox United Church)

UNITED MENNONITE CHURCH

Comox Valley

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

Nursery -Grade 7

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MENNONITE

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?

We Can Help!

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 8 am & 10 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10 am

250-334-4331 http:/stjohnthedivinecourtenay.bc.anglican.ca

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250-338-5811

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com


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September 21, 2012 edition of the Comox Valley Record

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