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Patients access new MRI Renee Andor Record Staff

Comox Valley patients can now officially receive MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans without leaving the Valley. Some residents may have noticed — or even used — the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s (VIHA) mobile MRI service, which has been set up outside of St. Joseph’s General Hospital over the past couple of weeks, but Wednesday was the official launch of the new high-tech piece of equipment at the hospital. St. Joseph’s radiologist Dr. Valerie Astrope pointed out patient care will be strengthened in the Valley, and the rest of the North Island, thanks to the new piece of equipment. “This machine allows all the communities in the North Island to enhance a radiation-free diagnostic service, and that’s hugely important to us. It aids in diagnosis of our local patients and advances patient care up here,” she said, adding, “so far, as radiologists, we’re really, really happy with the images it’s producing.” Housed in a 48-foot trailer, the mobile unit takes three-dimensional images of the body using a strong magnetic field. The trailer is lined with material that keeps the magnetic field inside the unit. The mobile MRI is the first of its kind to be installed in a trailer in North America, according to VIHA. The unit will soon head up to Campbell River, one of the other three communities the mobile MRI will visit during its rotat... see TRAVEL ■ A2

TOO YOUNG FOR CANDY An unopened bag of Skittles (left) doesn’t stop this little one from valiantly trying to get some sweet stuff into her mouth during the annual Halloween Parade in downtown Courtenay. Despite the rainy weather, the fairy princess at right and many other costumed kids come out to trick or treat on Fifth Street. PHOTOS BY RENEE ANDOR

CVRD narrowly approves new remuneration Scott Stanfield Record Staff

In a 5-4 vote, the regional district board sided with a compensation consultant’s recommendations to increase pay for municipal and area directors but to decrease the annual wage of the board chair.

Maurice Lamb reviewed pay, benefits and expenses of board members by comparing other districts and municipalities in B.C. He concluded remuneration levels should be bumped to equal those of the Central Kootenay, where directors are highest paid among those studied. As of Jan. 1, 2015, munici-

pal directors will receive $12,072, electoral directors $31,128 and the board chair $29,604. At present, these positions pay $10,377, $20,709 and $33,161 respectively. At the last committee of the whole meeting, directors considered the recommended bumps a little on the high side. Some members changed their tune on

Tuesday. Area B director Jim Gillis said Lamb’s recommendations warranted further consideration. As opposed to passing a self-serving resolution, he said pay hikes will benefit the new board members who come out on top in the next municipal election. ... see SOME ■ A5

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schedule with one to two weeks spent in each community. Hospitals in Duncan and Port Alberni also host the equipment. According to St. Joseph’s manager of diagnostic imaging Carolyn Carlson, the machine will be here for two weeks during each rotation, and up to 15 scans can be booked per day. “That’s 300 exams in a two-week period, so that’s 300 people that aren’t travelling, that aren’t waiting to go some place else, so that’s pretty significant,” she said. “MRI technology has been available for more than 20 years, but to have MRI technology closer to where the patient lives basically gives physicians more opportunity to send their patients to it. “A lot of patients have not been able to utilize the technology because of expense or inability to drive to another site — when it was available only in Nanaimo or Victoria that was really limiting to people.” Including the trailer, the mobile MRI cost about $1.9 million. Infrastructure and site improvement costs were about $1.1 million, and operating costs per year will be about $1.4 million. The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District, (covering hospitals in Comox Valley and Campbell River), will chip in $575,971, while the Cowichan Valley RHD will contribute $419,456 and $205,183 will come from the Alberni Clayoquot RHD. Comox Valley MLA and Education Minister Don McRae, CSRHD vice-chair and Comox Valley Regional District director Bruce Jolliffe, Comox Mayor Paul Ives and VIHA administration were at the official launch.

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McRae noted he, his wife and two children were born at St. Joseph’s and access to the best medical technologies in the Comox Valley is important to him. “This is something that the medical staff at St. Joe’s will use well to make sure we have a better quality of life,” he added. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

nobody understands your situation and then you go to the parent group and they’re like ‘Oh, well here, we’ve had that, or we’ve had a similar piece.’ HELENA SPEARS, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technologist, works at the new mobile MRI unit in Comox. The new service was officially launched in the Valley on Wednesday at St. Joseph’s General Hospital. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

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Patricia Rousseau knows first-hand how important funds raised from the annual Children’s Telethon are to Comox Valley children with special needs and their families. Her four-year-old son Benoit is autistic and the Comox Valley Child Development Association’s services — made largely possible thanks to funds raised from the telethon each year — have helped not only Benoit, but the entire Rousseau family. “He doesn’t want to leave. He doesn’t want to go home,” laughs Patricia as she talks about Benoit’s experience with the Autism Program at CVCDA. “And the change that we’ve seen as he goes through each of these steps has been just like — it just makes you happy to see your child progressing. “He’s really happy here, and that’s the big part as a parent, you want your kid to be happy and successful.” Benoit is this year’s child ambassador for the telethon, which is in its 37th year and will be broadcast live on Shaw TV from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, (don’t forget the clocks ‘fall back’ Sunday), from the Old Church Theatre. Although CVCDA president Pam Crowe pointed out the association receives some government funding to pay for some costs like staffing, many expenses — such as the building space at 237 Third St. in Courtenay that houses the programs — must be paid through community fundraising. “Without the building, we can’t run our programs and

we can’t provide space for parents, so it’s an integral part of what we need every year,” says Crowe. “And now, the amount that we hope to raise from our telethon is factored into our budget because we need that to be able to provide services.” The parent support group, which Patricia is very involved in, is an example of a program that receives no funding but uses the space paid for by fundraising. The program has “given us a base to find other parents to talk to, to communicate with, to feel like we’re not alone,” she says, adding parents of children with special needs can sometimes feel isolated or alone in their experiences. “Sometimes you’re like — nobody understands your situation and then you go to the parent group and they’re like ‘Oh, well here, we’ve had that, or we’ve had a similar piece.’ So, you’re not alone — there are other people out there — but how do you meet them and how do you reach them? This centre is the way you do it.” CVCDA executive director Lorraine Aitken notes families are often astonished upon hearing the number of services offered by CVCDA when she gives tours of the centre. CVCDA offers a number of programs for children with special needs such as speech and language pathology, an infant development program and supported child development. It also offers programs for children, youth and adults with special needs like a community integration program, among other things. According to Aitken, CVCDA provided services

THE COMOX VALLEY Child Development Association’s Pam Crowe, parent Patricia Rousseau and CVCDA’s Lorraine Aitken (left to right) look forward to the CVCDA’s 37th Children’s Telethon on Sunday. Funds generated by the telethon help support Comox Valley children with special needs, and Rousseau’s son Benoit is the child PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR ambassador this year. to 798 Comox Valley children last year. “That’s a tremendous number of children,” she says. “Statistics tell us that between 10 and 15 per cent of all children will have some kind of developmental need during their childhood, and some of those needs are life-long and some of those needs are more short-term, but we are the sole service provider for those kinds of developmental needs in the

community.” The telethon is volunteerbased, allowing for about 96 cents from every dollar donated to go directly to the cause, according to Crowe. The telethon will feature a silent art auction and plenty of entertainment while the community watching at home is encouraged to call in to donate at 250-334-9200. People are also encouraged to come to the Old

Church Theatre at 755 Harmston Ave. in Courtenay to watch in person. At 7:30 p.m. the winner of the big raffle basket will be announced, as well as the winner of two Grey Cup tickets and return airfare for two to any WestJet destination. Those watching from home can find the Children’s Telethon on Shaw TV or online at www.cvcda.ca. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Topnotch entertainment is what viewers have come to expect at the annual Children’s Telethon. But quietly growing in stature alongside the singers and dancers is the quality of the Telethon’s silent auction. The auction tradition started with longtime supporter Brian Scott entertaining viewers by painting one of his colourful creations for auction to the highest bidder live at the Telethon. From art cans to bird houses to suitcases, Brian added his signature bold palette to innumerable everyday items that have brightened the homes and gardens of Telethon supporters. In recent years other local artists have joined Brian. First Nations carvers Charlie Johnson and Randy Frank have donated carvings with Randy finishing his carved pieces live on site. This year’s auction features a Scott art can and a Scott hand-painted bottle of B.C.’s Elephant Island bubbly, a cedar whale carving by Randy Frank, a Charlie Johnson cedar paddle, a silver wolf bracelet by Richard Krentz, fir and hazelnut walking sticks by Stephen Harvey, and an original painting by Roy Randell. And in a new twist, Bikram Yoga has donated two half-year memberships to the auction. These pieces will be auctioned at the Telethon this Sunday at the Old Church Theatre. you can bid in person or by phone at 250-3349200. To make an advance bid, call 250-338-4288. — Comox Valley Child Development Association

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CARVING TIME Zachary Giroux, 3, worked with members of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings last Saturday at the Comox Centre Mall. Players volunteered to help carve pumpkins for anyone who stopped by in time for Halloween. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

City thinking about surveying Courtenay residents may be surveyed in the spring to see how they think the City of Courtenay is doing. Council voted unanimously in favour of a Coun. Bill Anglin motion to have staff present options for a syndicated survey from external resources in the spring. Anglin suggested the motion Monday after noting surveys can be tricky to do accurately, largely due to the care that must be taken when creating questions. “The question is everything. You can get people who don’t agree with something to agree if you ask the question the right way,” said Anglin. “So, I would be happier, for our first kick at the cat, to use a nationally recognized firm with standard databank questions to see what kind of engagement we get and then go from there.” During the end of the 2012 budget discussions in the spring, council requested that staff look into a citizen survey for the 2013 budget discussions, which are expected to start early next year. The staff report asked council for direction on what kind of survey to conduct, such as mailout flyers or telephone, who the

target audience should be, and whether City staff should conduct the survey or whether an external company should be hired. Coun. Jon Ambler expressed strong concern around the validity of surveys. “The questions have to be done professionally, otherwise you get an answer that is at best misleading,” he said. “It’s very, very difficult to get this right.” After a significant amount of debate regarding surveys, council quickly voted in favour of Anglin’s motion looking into a syndicated survey when he made it.

It’s a perception issue. If you ❝ think $600 will fill my pockets, it won’t. Jon Ambler ❞ tude for electoral area directors. While the public might not like the idea of voting yourself a raise, Courtenay director Jon Ambler said the actual numbers represent tiny amounts of money. “It’s a perception issue. If you think $600 will fill my pockets, it won’t,” Ambler said, referring to the recommended one-time adjustment of $11,000 minus the present municipal director rate of $10,377. He compared remu-

neration to income tax — just because something is unpopular doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Ambler suggests diversifying, as opposed to underpaying politicians, will attract younger people to the board. “I think it’s time to step up,” said Area A director Edwin Grieve, who temporarily relinquished his position as board chair to freely discuss the sensitive issue of remuneration. As it stands, annual pay for the board is roughly .022 per cent

of the $56,538,459 district’s annual budget, Grieve noted. Ambler, Gillis, Grieve, Comox director Patti Fletcher and Area A director Bruce Jolliffe voted in favour of a remuneration bylaw to implement the changed amounts. Grant, Winchester, Theos and Sproule were opposed.

The last remuneration review was conducted in 2006 before the Comox Strathcona Regional District was dissolved. The board voted in favour of conducting surveys with comparable municipal, regional district and other organizations every six years. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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The three electoral areas of the regional district will each contribute $2,000 towards a feasibility study on establishing a recreation, arts and culture service for areas A, B and C, as approved Tuesday by the CVRD board. “A note of appreciation to the area directors for taking initiative with this,” Courtenay director Jon Ambler said. While encouraged by the combined $6,000 contribution, the administrator at the Comox Valley Art Gallery says action is also needed. “Definitely glad to see there’s discussion and hopefully movement on that,” Sharon Karsten said. “At some point feasibility studies need to transform into action. One of the ways that action can happen is through developing a cultural plan. In my view a cultural plan is key to leveraging your cultural assets towards growth of the region.” Studies have found that for every dollar spent on the arts, $1.36 is returned to a community, Karsten said in a previous interview. She notes, however, that arts funding in B.C. is about one-quarter to a third of the national average. “I think there’s a need to transform the parameters in which arts and culture are understood, and to document the value of arts and culture within communities, and then to strategically deploy arts and culture towards particular community development ends.” Be they economic, social or environmental development. “Culture has the ability to rise above these categories, and

and cultural facilities. — has received $25,000 Electoral areas con- in gaming funds. “We had done some tribute funds to nonprofit recreation, arts major cutbacks in staff time,” and cultural Karsten organizations said. “Havthrough We had that g r a n t s - i n - done some major ing funding aid and the recreation cutbacks in staff allows us a bit of stap r o g r a m time. Having bility, and grant ser- that funding allows the vice. allows us a bit restoration Early in of some of the year the of stability, and p r o v i n c e allows the resto- the projects reinstated ration of some of we had cut. “ We ’ v e community developed grant fund- the projects we a strategic ing eligi- had cut. for the bility for Sharon Karsten plan g a l l e r y, ” various bodshe added. ies including adult arts organiza- “We’re looking at not just treading water, we tions. The gallery — crip- need to be moving forpled in recent years by ward.” an accumulating deficit reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Police conducted a traffic stop on, Comox road, Comox, on October 25, 2012 and found that the driver was to be issued with a four month driving prohibition. The man’s drivers licence was seized and returned to the Motor Vehicle branch. (2012-13312) On the night of October 26, 2012 police stopped a vehicle at a sobriety road check on Comox road near the wildlife viewing area. The driver was found to have been consuming alcohol and provided to breath samples. He was given an immediate roadside suspension for 3 days for the amount of alcohol he had consumed. (201213340) A hit an run motor vehicle collision was called into police on October 26, 2012. It is reported that a black coloured Chevrolet Silverado truck side swiped another truck on Noel avenue at Nootka St. in Comox and left the scene without checking if there was damage. This investigation is continuing. (2012-13344) Police responded to a call of vandalism to the public washroom at Woodcote Park located at 1281-17th St. in Courtenay. The investigation revealed that someone lit a toilet paper roll on fire and caused minor dam age. (2012-13347) On October 26th, 2012 police responded to a two vehicle collision that happened at the intersection of 17th street and England Ave. It was learned that one vehicle was going West bound and the other made a left turn, off 17th St., into the parking lot of the Safeway and hit the West bound vehicle. The driver of the offending vehicle was found to have a cancelled licence and was given a ticket for no drivers licence. (2012-13350) A report was received of a possible impaired driver driving South on highway 19-A near Smith Rd. in Merville on October 27, 2012. A patrol was made and the vehicle was located. The driver was found to have been consuming alcohol and was at a level that he received a 90 day Immediate roadside prohibition and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days and was given a ticket for driving contrary to his restrictions on his drivers licence. (2012-13393) On October 27, 2012 police responded to a complaint of a theft from a motor vehicle. The car was parked on the 500 block of 3rd St. in Courtenay when it was entered. Approximately $30 in cash was taken. (2012-13402) A suspicious occurrence happened at the storage units located at 1794 E Ryan Rd. in Comox. Someone had cut two locks off two storage units at that location. Nothing appears disturbed in the storage units. (201213408) Police took a report of a hit and run that had occurred on the 2100 block of Bolt Ave. in Comox on October 27, 2012. The vehicle was parked on the side of the road and an unknown vehicle side swiped it causing several thousands of dollars in damage. (2012-13406) On October 27, 2012 police received a call of a stolen vehicle on Mitchell Rd. in Courtenay. The circumstances are unclear and this investigation will be continued. (2012-13412) On October 27, 2012 a report of Mischief was called into police by a resident on Keeneland Avenue in Courte-

nay. It is reported that a vehicle drove over the lawn causing damage and left behind a fender and a side mirror. This investigation is continuing. (2012-13417) On Sunday October 28, 2012 a complaint of a break and enter and mischief was received from the reverend at Saint Georges United church, at 505 6th St, in Courtenay. The suspect pulled open the front doors and then threw things around on the stage. Nothing appears stolen. (2012-13448) The Comox valley RCMP took a complaint of a stolen motorcycle on October 28th, 2012. The owner reports that it was taken out of the back of his pickup truck after all the tie downs had been cut. The motorbike is described as a Red and White colored Honda CRF 230-F four stroke. (2012-13468) A theft from a garden shed was called into police from a resident on the 700 block of Harmston Ave. in Courtenay. Numerous items were taken which included several pieces of lumber. (2012-13469) On the night of October 28th, 2012 police received a call of a stolen vehicle from a hostel located on the 400 block of Anderton Ave. in Courtenay. The vehicle is described as a 1992 Ford Taurus, silver in color. (201213475) On October 29, 2012 a report of two dealer licence plates were stolen from a business on the 1000 block of Comox Ave. in Courtenay. (2012-13502) While on patrol in the Courtenay area a member of the RCMP Comox Valley happened upon a fight in progress on 5th St. near the Apple Tree Market. Through inquiries it was determined that one female walking on the sidewalk attacked another female who was standing by the store. Charges of assault have been laid. (2012-13504) On October 29, 2012 a report of a theft from a motor vehicle was called into police by the owner who resides on the 2700 block of Paula Place in Courtenay. The car was unlocked at the time and the thief stole cash, a wallet and two rings. (2012-13506) A report of a theft of a dingy was taken by police on October 29, 2012 . The owner stated that it was taken from the dock at the Pacific Sands Resort. (2012-13513) On the evening of October 29, 2012 police responded to an address on the 100 block of 5th St. in Courtenay for a report of a domestic assault in progress. A bystander reports intervening between a man hitting a female. Upon arrival of police it was learned that both parties ran away when they found out police were coming. Neither were located. (2012-13524) Police received a call of a suspicious vehicle parked on the road at Willemar Ave. and 14th St. in Courtenay. Police attended and found a car with a stolen BC licence plate attached to it. The car was found to have no insurance so it was towed and held until the owner could be located. (2012-13526) On October 30, 2012 a two vehicle collision occurred, on Cliffe Avenue at 26th street in Courtenay, after a car turned left onto 26th Street in front of a truck going Southbound on Cliffe Ave. The driver of the car was found to have been consuming alcohol and was given a 90 Immediate Roadside Prohibition. (2012-13528)

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Sign bylaws reviewed Renee Andor Record Staff

YOUR OPINIONS WANTED Environment planner Nancy Hofer stands next to the survey dropbox at City Hall. The City of Courtenay is urging Comox Valley residents to complete a survey with feedback on current and future transportation options. For more information, and to complete the survey, go to www.courtenay.ca/TMP.aspx. The survey deadline is Nov. 13.

Courtenay plans to update its sign bylaw in an effort to improve the rules around business signs and create better character in commercial areas. According to a Courtenay staff report, the current sign bylaw was adopted in 1998, and since then technology has advanced allowing for new styles, products, material and lighting methods. The report noted these changes make the current bylaw hard to interpret sometimes. “The current bylaw has several restrictions which can discourage creative shapes or materials,” stated the report. “Greater flexibility within certain areas of the city, such as downtown, may help to promote the character of the area.” Courtenay planning technician Erin Ferguson filled council in on the process during

Sleep well and feel great Do you lack the energy you need to live the life you want? Are you tired of feeling tired? On Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., join naturopathic physician Dr. Deidre Macdonald at the Crown Isle clubhouse for an evening seminar entitled Sleep Well, Feel Great. Dr. Macdonald will discuss the hidden causes of insomnia and fatigue. She will share powerful methods to overcome them with naturopathic medicine. This seminar is by donation and all proceeds will be donated to Plant a Book, an organization that funds a Kenyan orphanage and school. Topics will include: How to reduce your stress and improve your sleep, important information regarding thyroid and hormonal disorders, foods that boost energy, foods that zap energy, how blood sugar crashes contribute to burn out, and more proven, safe methods to improve your energy and sleep naturally. Sleep problems include difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or waking feeling unrested. The naturopathic medical approach to sleep includes teaching specific skills and strate-

gies to improve sleep and using safe, natural medicines to help regulate the nervous system and promote restful sleep. Often, sleep can be improved by identifying and addressing factors that are disturbing sleep such as pain, urinary problems, sleep apnea and more. To learn more about what

you can do for yourself to improve your sleep and your energy, join Dr. Macdonald at Crown Isle on Thursday at 7 p.m.. Admission is by donation to Plant a Book. To reserve a seat, phone 250-897-0235 or visit www.getwellhere. com. — Dr. Deidre Macdonald

Monday’s committee of the whole meeting. Beginning next week, City staff will flag issues with the current sign bylaw, and start research such as looking at other municipalities’ bylaws. A council update is expected on Nov. 26, followed by a stakeholder meeting with groups like local sign companies, the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business Improvement Association and the Heritage Advisory Committee. A draft bylaw is expected late this year or early next year, which would be followed by a public open house for feedback. Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard said she looks forward to an updated sign bylaw. But she also pointed out there could be some controversy over what’s appropriate, noting she doesn’t want the public to “feel like they’re an afterthought” in the process. Ferguson said staff plan to hold the public meeting after the draft bylaw is prepared so that the community has something to react to. Mayor Larry Jangula agreed the community would be impacted by changes to the sign bylaw, but he pointed out businesses would be the most affected. “The people who are the most affected by this are the businesses, and I hear from businesses all the time complain-

ing that so-and-so has an unfair advantage or it’s costing x-number of dollars to change a sign,” he said, adding he wants to make sure businesses have a say during the stakeholder meeting. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Friday, November 2, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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JACK MINARD, LYNDA Fyfe, Kerry Dawson and David Stapley of the CV Conservation Strategy show off the new 2013 conservation calendars.

Calendars being sold The Comox Valley Conservation Strategy (CVCS) has published its third annual local conservation calendar. Launched for the first time in 2011, the full-colour wall calendar is an informative educational tool, featuring stunning photographs and information about local wildlife, sensitive natural areas and the many local stewardship groups working hard to protect the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Comox Valley. Each month features a beautiful photo and information about one of our local stewardship groups such as Project Watershed, Mountainaire Avian Rescue, Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards, Comox Valley Nature, or Friends of Strathcona Park. The calendar highlights the important work all these groups are doing and is a great resource for people looking for volunteer opportunities in the community or to learn more about our watersheds. The calendar is a fundraiser for the CVCS, but other local groups can use the calendar to fundraise for their own activities, too. Partner organizations of the CVCS, school groups, youth groups, theatre clubs, and any other non-profit organization, environmental or not, can sell the calendars on a consignment basis and raise valuable funds; the calendars don’t have to be purchased first. The calendars are available for distribution and are on sale at a variety of locations around the

Comox Valley. In Cumberland, the calendars can be found at Seeds Natural Food Market, the Cumberland Museum, and the North Island Visitors Centre. In Courtenay, they are at Alberni Outpost, Canadian Tire, Comox Valley Kayaks, Edible Island, Laughing Oyster Books, London Drugs, Valhalla, and the Comox Valley Art Gallery. In Comox, they’re at Blue Heron Books, Nearly New Books, Island Treasures, the Arizona Gift Gallery at Comox Mall, Mid-Island Gifts at the airport, and Videos ‘N More. The CVCS Community Partnership is a growing group of 20 local environmental and residents’ organizations that support the Conservation Strategy. Members include: Project Watershed, Comox Valley Land Trust, Tsolum River Restoration Society, Friends of Strathcona Park, Mountainaire Avian Rescue, Comox Valley Waterwatch, Comox Valley Environmental Council, Comox Valley Nature, Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards, Morrison Creek Streamkeepers, Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society, Perseverance Creek Streamkeepers and Oyster River Watershed Management Committee. For more information, or to learn about fundraising opportunities with the CVCS calendar, contact 250-339-1029 or David Stapley at 250-897-1271. For more about the CVCS, visit www.cvconservationstrategy.org — Comox Valley Conservation Strategy

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We all love fashion, but unfortunately, the majority of us missed out on the latest fashion shows in New York, Paris and Milan — but it’s not too late. Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School will showcase all the latNOV. 5 est trends during their annual Grad Fashion Show. This runway event is being held Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The title of the evening’s entertainment is Bright Lights/Big Cities and you’ll be privy to all the latest in casual wear, athletic apparel, business attire and of course graduation dresses and tuxedos while you spare the expense of travelling to the big cities. Over 20 local stores have welcomed the opportunity to share their fashion sense with the eager student models. The clothing

and sport stores have once again given of their time and merchandise to make this fashion show truly successful. Not only will this year’s Grade 12 class be strutting the runway, but many are helping behind the scenes as well as students from other grades. A number of Isfeld teachers and their young children will also be participating. Tickets for this funfilled evening are only $5 and are available at the school office (on Lerwick). During the evening, you can also support the Grad 2013 committee by purchasing 50/50 tickets, raffle tickets, and an assortment of goodies at the concession. You can even start your Christmas decorating by ordering beautiful poinsettias. So come early to

Announcing The Crown Isle Medical Clinic

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The combination of parenting and running a small business is no easy task. Seeds Food Market owner Tina WillardStepan knows the importance of balance and has been doing her best to practice these juggling skills since opening her business almost five years ago, when her children were four and seven. This is the reason she was selected to be featured in the pilot episode of an online series about Mompreneurs by video production company, Big Tree Video. The first episode follows Willard-Stepan as she juggles her work at the store with her active family life and keen involvement in her community. “I was really excited to participate in this project,” says WillardStepan. “I think that it’s inspiring for people to hear each others‘stories about how to pull it all off. This stage of life is challenging for anyone working with young children. And there are

so many businesses in this Valley run by women. I love their creativity and strength.” Filming was done last spring over three days, where Big Tree producer and director Quinn and her crew spent time in Cumberland-based Seeds Food Market, and in the Willard-Stepans’ home. Quinn is an awardwinning filmmaker best known for her documentary short Standing Still, a touching piece about her relationship with four elderly women from Nanaimo. This film garnered Quinn the Highbury Award for Best Western Canadian Short at the Vancouver International Film Festival and a Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival. Music for the Mompreneurs episode was provided by locally based musician and producer Corwin Fox. For more on his music, visit his MySpace page at www.myspace.com/ corwinfox. The new Mompreneurs video is available for viewing on Big Tree’s website at www. bigtreevideo.ca. — Seeds Natural Food Market

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THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Federal Retirees (FSNA) Vancouver Island North Branch donated $1,000 to the Soldiering On program run by the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snow Sports. Left to right: Kathi Brown, FSNA branch treasurer; Glen Hooge, society instructor; Brian Culley, society president; Cecile Turnbull, FSNA branch president.

CUMBERLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL principal, Dirk Denotter (left) accepted a $530 cheque from Rob Neal, president of the Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial to help defray the cost of planners used by the students as a way of providing communications about their activities between the school and the students’ families.

Community Service What is your group up to?

The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make our community a better place to live. Submit photos and information to: In Person: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay; By Mail: Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7; By e-mail: sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com Mark submissions to the attention of Earle Couper and be sure to include a contact name and phone number. Due to the volume of submissions, photo prints cannot be mailed back. Please pick them up within two weeks of publication. We cannot guarantee their return.

STAPLES IN COURTENAY presented a $7,177.65 cheque from their Stock the Lockers campaign to SD71 to help low income families get school supplies for their kids. From left, Staples’ Mackenzie Fairweather, Arnie Harnden (store manager) SD71 director of elementary instruction Allan Douglas, and School Board chair Tom Weber.

LINDSAY WALKER RECEIVES the Tsolum Heritage Society bursary from Alinda Ware. Lindsay is attending North Island College.

KATHRYN BURGESS OF the Comox Community Branch of the Credit Union presents a $150 cheque to Annette Friis, president of the Glacier View Lodge Auxiliary. The funds were a contribution to the Walk or Wheel-a-thon for the lodge.


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FIVE OF EIGHT realtors battling for fitness dominance sweat it out at BodyNetix. From left, are Jamie Edwards, Leah Reichelt, Ray Francis, Corey Zaal and Ronnie Lister.

Realtors pitted against each other For most of us, Monday morning comes too soon. For eight local realtors, it couldn’t come soon enough. At 7:15 Monday morning, Realtors representing three local agencies began training for the right to claim victory in the first BodyNetix Agent Challenge, a gruelling test of strength and stamina hosted by BodyNetix Professional Fitness Training. Participating in the Challenge are Jamie Edwards and Mike Fisher from Royal LePage; Dave Procter, Leah Reichelt, Ronnie Lister and Corey Zaal of Re/Max; and Ray Francis and Don Hughes representing Coast Realty Group. For the next six weeks, they’ll partici-

pate in twice-weekly group workouts at BodyNetix and complete individual fitness assignments. At the end of the Challenge, each participant will be retested and scored on his or her improvements. To keep things interesting, each realtor will also compete to raise money for local charities. “Twenty per cent of each participant’s Challenge fee will be donated to a local charity, and each realtor will also collect individual pledges,” explains Chris Ketch, owner of BodyNetix Professional Fitness Training. “Additional points will be given for the most pledges raised and a final team fitness challenge, with the winner

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tion between offices.” It’s the first of what Ketch hopes will be many similar industry fitness challenges at BodyNetix. “Fitness challenges are everywhere in the fitness industry right now,” he explains. Anyone interested in making a pledge toward a particular realtor in the Challenge, or even starting their own workplace fitness challenge, can call Chris Ketch at 250-871-2400. To learn more about BodyNetix, visit www. bodynetix.ca. — BodyNetix

Comox Valley ElderCollege presents local and highly esteemed musician Sarah Hagen this Saturday as part of the Saturday Lecture Series. This semester’s series topic is Music in the Comox Valley and Sarah will talk about her life as a freelance classical pianist. As an artist who always felt that music chose her, she’ll share her viewpoint on the sacrifices and rewards, the discipline and the bliss that are a part of an independent musician’s life. In addition, Sarah will perform some of her favourite pieces to further illustrate her thoughts. This series is open to all ElderCollege

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A SNORKELLING DAY trip at Cabo Pulmo, Baja, Mexico included a swim with sea lions and a copy of the Record for Barb Matson and Bill Noble and their sons Tallon and Aiden.

LISA WHITMORE AND McKenzie Turnbull took us along to Liberty Island, New York on Sept. 29 when they celebrated McKenzie’s 16th birthday.

DURING THEIR VISIT to New York City, Robbie Stokes, Donna Buick, Leona Turton, Lori Palahicky, Heather Ferrary and Glenda Hutton took the Record when they had their picture taken in front of the Memorial Park at the 9-11 memorial site.

KAREN BULL TOOK the Record to Kingston, Ontario for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with her son Calvin Bull, who is attending his third year at Kingston RMC.

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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.

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YOUNG ARTISTS CREATED this new mural at Lewis Park.

Mural created by youth The Lewis Park walkway behind the outdoor pool has a new water themed mural. The Comox Valley Community Arts Council administered the mural with assistance from the City of Courtenay as part of their Artist and Youth Mentorship program. The Arts Council recruited two guest artist mentors to work with local youth on the painting of the mural. The mural painting was started on Aug. 13, and completed in only five days. Jen Alton, the coordinator of the project for the Arts Council, first met with the guest mentors and youth. The youth went over colour theory, shading, and painting techniques with artist mentors. In speaking with Alton about the project, one quickly realizes that this is not just about beautification. The mural painting is also about teens being a part of something that will last, and shows how public art can be positive and respectful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The arts are the best insurance policy a city can take on itself. We need more murals or other community art projects created by the diverse members of our community, especially the youth,â&#x20AC;? says Heather Alton, artist mentor. Students involved with the project were connected to the Arts Council through artist mentor and local substitute teacher Barb Mareck.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have met some very artistic students who aspire to continue their art education once they graduate. The mural project has been an excellent opportunity for these students to showcase their talent and get some practical experience,â&#x20AC;? says Mareck. The painting of the mural was also enjoyed by many people passing by.  The artists commented that they appreciated the encouragement of people walking along the path and some viewers even stopped to make their own contribution.

The Comox Valley Community Arts Council is looking forward to more mural projects. For teens interested in mural painting, there is the added bonus that mural projects can count for work experience hours. If you would like to be involved in the next project, contact Jen Alton at events@ comoxvalleyarts.org. For more information on mural projects in Courtenay, contact the Community Services Department at 250-334-4441. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Courtenay Recreation

The Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society will sell tickets to their Christmas House Tour at the Charles Dickens Christmas Craft Faire at the Filberg Centre. You can find them in the Evergreen Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lounge on Nov. 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. The Anderton Therapeutic Gardens are in their 15th year of operations and each year the volunteers improve and upgrade the gardens and the opportunities it offers to the local community.  The Christmas House Tour is their major fundraiser. For details, see www.gardensonanderton.org. At the Faire this year, YANA (You Are Not Alone) will be there Nov. 10 and 11 with their Christmas Crackers for sale. To get your Christmas crackers, and your chance to win prizes, you will find YANA volunteers in the Evergreen Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lounge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday and 10 to 4 next Sunday. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prize is a diamond ring. For details, visit

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How to reduce bird cage messes Birds are a popular pet among individuals who want a low-maintenance, self-sustainable pet. A pet bird can add ambiance to a home with its chirping and whistling. After their initial purchase price, birds are relatively inexpensive pets, with a monthly feeding cost of less than $5 in many cases. Birds are less susceptible to parasites than other animals, and they require much less personal space than a dog. Birds also live long depending on the species. Large macaws can live up to 70 years. But as soothing as a bird’s sounds can be and easy as such birds might be on the pocketbook, few people enjoy the cleanup required when a bird makes a mess in its cage. Birds tend to make a significant mess around their cages. But this factor needn’t detract from the joy and companionship of having a bird. Understand that many species of birds play a role of distributing seeds in their native habitats. That means that they are prone to dispersing seeds through uneaten food supplies and droppings. While you cannot change natural habit, you can employ a few strategies for minimizing bird messes. • Purchase a cage with ample room. Give your bird ample space to flutter around or hop from perch to perch. This may encourage him from sticking to the perimeter of a small cage, which could mean more errant spilled seeds or feather debris. A comfortable bird is less likely to suffer from stress and additional feather loss. Some people prefer creating a multi-room bird “apartment” for their birds. This is essentially one large and one smaller cage that the pet can travel between, providing a change in environment. • Look for a cage with traps for messes. Some cages have metal skirts around the base and extend out to catch debris that escapes the bars of the cage. It’s also possible to retrofit your birdcage with a few supplies from the hardware store. Clear plastic can be purchased and cut to size

bigger mess. * Stock up on extra food and water dishes. This way you can simply take out the soiled dishes and replace with fresh food and water, so you can wash the dirty ones on your own time. The same concept can be applied to wooden perches, which may take a while to dry after washing. Rotate toys and wash them frequently, ensuring they’re sanitary and that the bird will not get bored with the

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Remembering Our 4 Legged Soldiers Did you know? LARRY TWENT On this Memorial Day, we’ll be remembering those who died while in our country’s service.

Let Us Remember Remembrance Day is to remember those who have served and who are serving during times of war, conflict and peace. Dogs have been used in war way past my great grandfather’s time. They have assisted in a variety of warfare, displaying courage and dedication on many occasions. At one time dogs were placed into the warfare to scare horses in an attempt throw the rider off. to th They also had explosives strapped to their backs str and were trained to a carry the explosives c to tanks, armored vehicles and other military targets. They have been the T ssource of transportation for food, medicine tio injured soldiers. and inj Dickin medal was A D

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back and neck issues, due to trauma, injuries (especially sports!), anatomical problems, riders, saddles etc. This can express itself with head shaking, bucking, tail swishing, refusing to take a lead and many other things in horses. In the dogs (and cats) we can see lameness on a front or rear leg, roached back, stiffness in turning, pain, paralysis and performance problems in the athletes. A thorough exam by your vet, possibly X Rays, blood work, or MRI should be done first to rule out disc disease or bone cancer to mention two major ones! Chiropractics can help to restore the animal’s health. Let’s look at one of our patients. Griffin a 2 year old male Lab/Border collie cross was presented with front leg lameness. He was seen at his family veterinarian and X rayed. The diagnosis was that the lameness came from a neck problem. He was treated for pain and inflammation and then referred to the neurologist for further diagnostics and possibly surgery. The assessment at the specialist was a lower cervical problem

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and since the spinal cord was not obviously compression, surgery was delayed until such time that the dog would show extreme neck pain. Treatment continued with anti-inflammatories and painkillers. As his person wanted to return Griffin back into agility training, she came to see us for further evaluation. At presentation Griffin was reluctant to flex his neck to the left and showed lameness on his left front leg; he also seemed to have problems with his hind legs. A combination of acupuncture (to reduce pain and muscle spasm) and gentle chiropractics was used for three consecutive treatments 1 week

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, November 2, 2012

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UNION STREET (NOW Fifth Street) in downtown Courtenay looking west towards the mountains, prior to the fire of July 21, 1916. Marrocchi’s first Ford motor car is parked in front of their premises on the left. PHOTO COURTESY COURTENAY AND DISTRICT MUSEUM

Ferry fares went up in the past Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: BC Ferries increased fares by an average of nearly three per cent on the three major routes connecting the Island and Mainland, and a 4.4 per cent average for smaller routes. One-way tickets from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay cost $1.25 more mid-week and $1 more on weekends. Foot passenger fares jumped from $10.55 to $11. Locals argued the increases would be detrimental to Island communities that rely on ferry travel. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A police car torched itself near Merville as a constable investigated a complaint of a man brandishing a gun. The officer heard a pop under the hood as he drove north on the Island Highway. Then paint on the hood started to bubble. The officer opened the hood to find the engine compartment engulfed in flames. The constable emptied three extinguishers into the car and put out the fire. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: The pipes may be leaking but the local curling club will not be forgiven their tax bite by the Comox Strathcona Regional District. A 50-per-cent exemption remained in place despite an appeal for a full exemption. Ettie O’Connell told directors the club is public property and has never cost the noncurling, taxpaying pub-

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develop and grow.” Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: The Courtenay Airpark was to receive a $350,000 provincial

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Those of us fortunate to live in the Comox Valley know the thrill of seeing trumpeter swans nesting in the wetlands and an amazing variety of birds that inhabit our wetlands. The Comox Valley Newcomers Club, a social club for women new to the Valley, will learn more about birds in our area through the expertise and photographs of birder Mike Yip at their next meeting on Monday, Nov. 5. Yip discovered birds and bird photography in 2003. Since then he has produced a website Vancouver Island Birds; selfpublished three successful books on Vancouver Island birds; contributed photos to environmental and educational projects around the world; and provided many PowerPoint pre-

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Return of swans heralds changing of the seasons I was stopped in my tracks whilst walking last week as a flock of “honking” trumpeter swans flew overhead in a perfect V formation. Each year the arrival of these magnificent birds heralds the onset of winter, and their departure in mid-April signals the arrival of spring. First identified in 1850 in Alaska, trumpeter swans are the largest waterfowl found in North America. The “cobs” or male swans measure 1.8 metres from tail to beak, with a wingspan of three metres and weighing 12.7 kilograms. The smaller “pen” or female weigh an average of 10 kg. Unlike domesticated “mute” swans that have orange beaks, the trumpeter swans have black beaks, legs and feet. Trumpeter swans mate for life and are spectacular to watch especially in the spring when they perform their mating rituals, which include balletic dances. Adult swans have white plumage; juvenile swans have grey plumage. Their legs and feet are a brownish yellow and their beaks are pink. Sometimes their heads will be tinged with orange from the minerals in the water they forage in. Once hunted for their feathers and hides that were prized for hats, boas and other fashionable goods, they also provided valuable food. The Migratory Bird Act was put into place in 1918, which put an end to swan hunting; in 1932 their numbers were reduced to a mere 69 birds. As a result of the restrictions of swan hunting their numbers have continued to improve and in 2008 populations were estimated to be at 16,000. Last year between Dec. 6 and Feb. 24, an average of 2,300 swans were counted on a weekly basis by Comox Valley Naturalists swan monitors. This society has been

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Habitats for our local swan popu❝ lations include agricultural farmland, wetlands and estuaries — also the shallow waters around Goose Spit.

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According to the naturalists, swans can rival cows for daily food consumption on farmlands. The West Coast winter swan habitat ranges from Sumas and northwest Washington and Vancouver as well as the east coasts of central and southern Vancouver Island. Northern B.C. and Alaska provide their breeding and summer habitat. During their winter stay in the Comox Valley and parts of Campbell River, they dine on a variety of field crops including, hay, corn, perennial grasses, seeds and tubers

around Goose Spit. Arriving at their winter grounds with the young juveniles, the swans have only a few short months to prepare and be in top flying condition to make the arduous spring migration back to the far north. There are many predators for the young

swans including eagles, owls and mink, but there are also many other dangers as they fly south and arrive in our area. As with all wildlife, human impact is the greatest peril facing the swans. As our habitat continues to encroach upon theirs, each year another potential hazard arises. It appears they will be at greater risk for any oil spills or other water pollutants with the proposed expansion of pipelines. Migration takes a huge toll on the young if they run out of stored fat supplies; we often see them at MARS emaciated and in need of a short stay to fatten them up so they can be released back to the flock. We have a special secure swan pond

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enclosure where swans are kept. Until they are ready for release, they are able to preen and clean themselves; fortunately last year we had few swans in care. The swans’ huge wingspan makes them victims of electrocution by high wires as often they are disoriented by fog and do not get enough height to clear the wires. We thank BC Hydro for helping with this issue by adjusting wires for both swans and eagles. Another hazard presents itself

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To Host a Telethon

On Sunday November 4th, The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) will host its 37th annual Children’s Telethon. The Telethon is the major fund-raising event of the CVCDA, a nonprofit organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. Last year 798 local children and their families received services from the CVCDA, and every single child was touched by the generosity of community donors. From specialized equipment for children, to

Basket, and advertising in this Telethon Supplement. Sports and travel fans are snapping up raffle tickets on tickets to the 100th anniversary Grey Cup game in Toronto and WestJet travel vouchers for two to any WestJet destination. The local dental community kicks off the Telethon sea-

stature to include works from well-known local artists and also goods and services from local businesses. For more info about the Silent Auction go to www. cvcda.ca. To place a reserve bid before the Telethon call 250-338-4288. To place a bid on Nov 4th, call 250334-9200 or better yet, come

Pat’s Pack entertains from the heart. training and support for parents, to a new therapeutic outdoor play area, the Telethon makes a huge difference.

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The Telethon is a true community event, something a board member once described as akin to a “barnraising”. Over the weeks leading up to the Telethon, the extent and depth of community support swings into action. Service organizations, businesses, and individuals combine to support the Telethon and assure its continuing success. Hard-working service club members raise funds all year round to donate at the Telethon. And some service clubs provide hands-on help from set-up to cleanup. Local businesses and crafters support the telethon by providing generous gifts to the Deluxe Raffle

Light Fantastic Productions put on a show. son with their huge charity event ‘The Amazing Brace’. Individuals support the Telethon by buying raffle tickets, making a donation, and holding their own minifundraisers. The Telethon Silent Auction has grown in size and

to the Old Church Theatre and bid in person. Our amazing emcees Kenny Shaw, Todd Butler, Gayle Bates and Sue Finneron are supported by a host of talented local entertainers that make the Telethon such a memorable

community event. Some entertainers have started their careers on the Telethon stage, others come back year after year generously sharing their time and talents. 8 easy ways to support the Telethon: • Make a donation • Buy a raffle ticket for two Grey Cup game tickets and two WestJet travel vouchers to any WestJet destination • Come to the Old Church Theatre for the live show • Watch the Telethon on Shaw TV • Buy tickets on the Deluxe Raffle Basket • Follow the Telethon live streamed on the internet • Bid in the Art Auction • Make a donation

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Havers Design open house Saturday Havers Design is reopening the studio on the corner of 11th Street and England Avenue in Courtenay. “I’ve been operating my business out of my home for just over a year and find I miss the interaction with others,” says Neil Havers. “My vision is to create a collaborative working environment for creative individuals in the Comox Valley.” With the re-opening, space will be available for rent for three marketing related businesses. Havers Design is looking for SEO specials, social media planners or facilita-

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laborate on projects or simply bounce ideas off each other. This will become known as a creative centre for marketing services in the Comox Valley. Each space is just under 200 square feet and will rent out for $350 per month, plus HST including utilities. This is a well-maintained heritage building featuring natural light, ample parking, a yard to relax on, upgraded electrical and Wi-Fi access, all in a convenient downtown location. There will be an open house Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

Chamber offers customer service training With about eight weeks left until Christmas, the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce wants you to think about customer service. Whether you work in the restaurant, retail, hospitality or non-profit sectors, if you are not investing in training for your front-line employees — and yourself — then your organization’s name may be appearing on Santa’s ‘Naughty’ list! “When it comes to customer service and life experiences, people will forget what you

say,” says WorldHost Fundamentals trainer Gayle Bates. “They will forget what you do. But they will never, ever forget how you made them feel. I want business owners to recognize that it is easier to provide excellent customer service in the first place, rather than have to deal with complaints after the fact.” To help businesses ensure customer service shines brightly this Christmas, Bates will conduct training Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

at the Chamber office, 2040 Cliffe Ave. Participants will come away with an understanding of the importance of excellent service, and develop skills to communicate effectively with the public. Six hours of training is $85 for Chamber members or $90 for non-members. Seating is limited

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD COMOX VALLEY’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER Publisher: Joanna Ross Editor: Mark Allan Ph: 250-338-5811 / Fax: 250-338-5568 / Classified: 1-855-310-3535 A division of Black Press Ltd. 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com The Comox Valley Record is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Social media no saviour when earthquake strikes Last week’s earthquake proved just how unprepared we are for a natural disaster. More specifically, an earthquake and resulting tsunami. The province failed to broadcast any type of warning until 45 minutes after the 7.7 magnitude quake — largest on record — shook the Haida Gwaii region. Should a tsunami have been created, it would have hit areas like Tofino 30 minutes before a warning was issued. Footage that is emerging from the quake is also disturbing in that, two weeks after the Great B.C. ShakeOut implored people to drop, cover and hold on, people chose to run or document the quake without taking cover. This event proved that social media is not a reliable method to alert people of danger. Neither are media alerts or municipal emergency telephone call alerts. Last Saturday night, when this quake struck, people would likely have been out at restaurants, parties and other places away from media broadcasts and, yes, even Facebook and Twitter. Despite being ubiquitous, modern technology is not a sure-fire way of spreading urgent messages. On a smaller scale, Nanaimo’s city council released an emergency action plan this week for Harewood residents vulnerable to dam failure at two of Colliery Dam Park’s dams. How will citizens be alerted in the event of a breach? Social media, mass text messages, news broadcasts and emergency alert calls will be far too slow and unreliable. The only solution is strategically placed sirens, an effective method to alert people that danger is imminent and action is needed. New technology might be useful for day-to-day activities, but when you-know-what hits the fan, emergency sirens and a plan have no equal. Nanaimo News Bulletin

Record Question of the Week This week: Fifty-four per cent of respondents said they are concerned that poor weather will disrupt flights into and out of the Comox Valley Airport. Next week: Are you improving your earthquake readiness? Visit www. comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. The Cohen Commission has made some sensible recommendations about preserving dwindling chinook salmon stocks. Will government listen?

How sad that Black Creek resident Edith Manseau passed away before she could be reunited with her beloved Newfoundland dogs Chum and Champ.

Attitude from past century Dear editor, I was shocked to read where Courtenay’s mayor stands on prioritizing our transportation investment in response to the visionary direction for the City’s 25-year Master Transportation and Land Use Plan. Ideas like the “possibility of a future circle road running right around the city, maybe taking in Arden Road and a causeway across the estuary to link up the McDonald Road” sounds like advice out of the middle of the past century, before we understood the negative effects associated with car-oriented communities. Effects like sprawl, epidemic obesity rates, and an entrenched dependence on the automobile (which means you need a car to get around whether you want to use one or not). Clearly there are environmental costs associated with sprawl, oil extraction and burning. There is also the immeasurable effect that too many roads can have on our communities — they can make us look like a “tangle of suburbs and big box stores” to the outsider’s view (BCAA Westworld magazine, summer 2011 edition). Now of course there are benefits to automobiles as well. I drive one myself. I would find it hard to live on Vancouver Island without one. They offer great carrying capacity of goods and people. For those who may be frail, sick or physically incapable of taking the bus, walking or riding a bike, they may be the only option. Please do not interpret my endorsement of more transportation alternatives as an outright dismissal of the value of the automobile. I am asking instead for a balanced approach. I understand that by investing in other forms of transportation for those who want to use them, we alleviate the pressure on our existing roads. Does this not sound like a sensible approach

to managing our congestion challenges, rather than building more roads? Who will pay for the ideas suggested by the mayor, the perimeter road, the bridge across the estuary? I have to wonder who are the mayor’s advisers on this plan? How can he propose ideas that are in opposition to the City’s own Official Community Plan and the Regional Growth Strategy? No public process is perfect, but what exactly are we, as a community, supposed to use to make public decisions if not due process, including these high level policy instruments such as the OCP and the RGS? My concern is how strong an influence does the mayor’s personal assessment of what the 25-year transportation strategy needs have on the bearing of this plan? And what of the humble attitude this same mayor displayed upon entering office, acknowledg-

ing that he barely beat out the competition? You decide what you would like the future of transportation in Courtenay to look like. It’s a long-term plan, and everyone in the Valley is invited to have a say in it, whether you live in Courtenay or not. The plan asks us to imagine our community in 2037. The City of Courtenay has a simple questionnaire to fill out online: www.courtenay.ca. There’s a tab on the left hand side called Transportation Master Plan. Click on it and it will take you to a page with the survey and some background information. It took me seven minutes to fill out and the questions are simple. There are also hard copies at the Lewis Centre, City Hall, Filberg Centre and the LINC. Get out there and have your say. The future of one of our most expensive public (and locally controlled) assets is at stake. David Frisch, Courtenay

Support our politicians, don’t denounce them Dear editor, Claire Gilmore’s remarks in Wednesday’s paper leave us wondering what, if anything, she is trying to tell us. Many of your readers can agree that the proposed treaty with China is a serious matter and one that perhaps we are not quite ready to have decided. But beyond that, there appears to be little real substance in her letter. Insisting that the agreement is unconstitutional is questionable considering that Canada has similar agreements with 24 other countries, some of them going back more than 20 years. Yes, the government needs to be very careful in these matters, and (especially with a country

like China) more public discussion may have been helpful, but this is hardly an unprecedented event. In any case, it certainly is not within an MLA’s sphere of influence. An agreement between the federal government and a foreign power is not something that British Columbia’s education minister can prevent. I hope that Mr. McRae will refuse to be distracted from the work he is already doing and that his constituents (including former students) will learn how to support their politicians rather than to denounce them unreasonably. Brendon Johnson, Courtenay


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Ottawa prepared to sacrifice the lives of mariners Dear editor, You published a letter recently by Jody Thomas, Deputy Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard in which she supposedly “corrected recent inaccuracies being reported about the changes to its Marine Communications and Traffic Services centres (MCTS).” Nothing she states appears to correct any inaccuracies previously reported. In fact, there are several discrepancies in her remarks. For example, she states that at present “a significant portion of MCTS Operators’ shifts, as much as 25 per cent, was spent manually recording and maintaining the Continu-

ous Marine Broadcasts of weather and Notices to Shipping information.” This task is assigned to one of three operational positions. If as she states, the task takes 25 per cent of the operator’s time, then over a 12-hour shift this would amount to three hours, or six hours in a 24-hour period. As a retired MCTS supervisor who knows the system, I can assure you and the public that this is not the case. Perhaps in total, one hour by one staff member is spent on this task in a 12-hour shift. Despite Ms. Thomas’ misgivings about the present Canadian Coast Guard

If modern technology is going to improve whereby MCTS officers can regulate traffic and safeguard the marine community over thousands of kilometres, why stop at downsizing to two centres on the B.C. coast?

Dave Godfrey system, this service is lauded by boaters and mariners as being far superior to systems currently in use by the U.S. Coast Guard and Environment Canada. Ms. Thomas also contradicts herself by stating, “If a centre were to experience an outage, a neighbouring one will be able to pick up the geographical area covered by that centre until service is restored.”

Resistance is surely not futile Dear editor, I read with interest the editorial in last Friday’s paper saying that civil disobedience does little to advance the debate about protecting B.C.’s coast from oil spills. However, given that the China-Canada trade deal will eliminate public input into the Enbridge project, there is no meaningful debate on the issue. Gus Van Harten, an expert on international trade agreements, has pointed out that the deal gives China the right to full protection and security from public opposition.

Discussion isn’t in this picture. Worse, this trade deal will automatically pass into law on Nov. 1 without debate. Stephen Harper has stopped the democratic processes of our Parliament and has somehow managed to silence his MPs. As such, Harper has virtually become a dictator. Who will stop him? I have contacted John Duncan, our MP and Aboriginal Affairs Minister, on numerous occasions and asked him to stand up for our democracy but he has kept silent on the

issue, despite overwhelming opposition to the project from First Nations. Under these circumstances, civil disobedience is our only alternative. Terry Robinson, Courtenay

This is definitely the backup procedure at present with five strategically located centres along the B.C. coast (Victoria, Vancouver, Comox, Ucluelet and Prince Rupert). However, if the planned changes by the Conservative government are implemented and the centres in Vancouver, Comox and Ucluelet are closed, then this becomes a critical situation should either the Victoria or Prince Rupert “super centres” suffer even a short power outage or circuit interruption. The current redundancy built into the SAR system to fill the gap will no longer exist. Imagine the service levels provided by the one remaining centre if for any reason (earthquake, tsunami,

etc.) the other centre is taken out of commission. With the present five-centre configuration, it is likely that at least three centres would be sharing the added workload and service area coverage. But with only two centres, you can well imagine that services are going to suffer and the safety of mariners will be compromised regardless of “the first priority of the Coast Guard.” This is already the case, where remote mountain sites are struck out of service and due to budget cuts technicians are no longer on standby to repair these outages, which can often take weeks to be restored; all the while, an area has no VHF coverage monitoring for distress calls. All of this “downsizing” is being proposed while the government is considering increased oil tanker traffic both in the Vancouver harbour and Kitimat areas. If modern technology is going to improve whereby MCTS officers can regulate traf-

Side effects of flying with us last long after you land.

further than Marie Gaudreau. Rip up the tracks, sell the steel and use the money to pave it. There would be an opportunity for recreational biking, rollerblading, etc. The bed is almost level, no extreme ups and downs, perfect feature to offer to visitors. The construction costs would be minimal, and considering the budget now, the yearly maintenance (monitoring, garbage pickup, etc.) just couldn’t be as high as running the once-aday choo choo. Vladimir Suna, Courtenay

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Drop letter off at 765 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay or e-mail to letters@comoxvalleyrecord.com or Mail to: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7 Be sure your letter includes a signature and phone number

$10 million, advertising the War of 1812 or Economic Action plan commercials for $16 million. Ms. Thomas may well state that “the first priority of Coast Guard is the safety of mariners.” But it is becoming increasingly obvious that the federal government is willing to sacrifice lives and the environment to save a few dollars. Dave Godfrey, MCTSO Ret., Union Bay

COMOX VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Just What Is A Community Foundation? Your Comox Valley Community Foundation is an independent registered philanthropic institution whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the Comox Valley by providing financial support to community based charitable organizations. While there are many different organizations working towards building a better community, there are a few things that make the Foundation different. Our approach is to bring a wide variety of donors together as community builders so that we can pool their resources to ensure that their philanthropic goals will have a lasting impact on the community. In other words, we accept donations from donors, invest them for long term growth, and disburse the earnings to local charities based on their needs and the needs of the community. One of the other things that make the Foundation different is that it takes a long-term view of the community’s needs and invests in solutions that will help organizations become sustainable and ready to respond to the people they serve. There are five areas of interest that the Foundation focuses on, Arts and Culture, Environment and Parks, Health and Welfare, Seniors, Education and Youth.

Rip up the tracks Dear editor, I very much liked the letter about the railway not being viable. Excellent idea about the bike trail. There is no point to hanging onto the past, when it is only costing money and sooner or later we will be getting rid of it anyway (tracks across Fifth Street, how long were they there for nothing?) We had a visitor from Europe and recommended the trip to Victoria on the train. She came back furious. “You spend hours and hours looking out at trees four feet away from the window, listen to endless honking, as the train crosses all the country roads, why did you do this to me? I could have a much nicer trip on the bus.” The bike trail. Yes, but I would go even

fic and safeguard the marine community over thousands of kilometres, why stop at downsizing to two centres on the B.C. coast? Why not remote everything by satellite and run the whole B.C. operations from the Coast Guard headquarters in Ottawa? All for the sake of saving about $2 million of our taxpayer dollars each year to be used for other non-safety issues, like renting pandas from China for

The community foundation also offers the opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, service clubs and other non-profit organizations to achieve their charitable and financial goals by offering resources that make giving easy, flexible and most importantly effective. For many the Foundation provides assurances that their gift to the community will be a constant source of funding for the benefit of generations to come. Being an independent organization, the Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors who bring their individual skill sets to the table and at the same time reflect a broad cross section of the community’s demographics. Collectively, this group of people has an in-depth knowledge of the issues that shape the community which enables them to make decisions that will be of benefit to as many groups as possible.

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Blame the driver, not the highway After many horrific motor the adjacent lane to leave vehicle crashes in our prov- yourself an out are comince comes a call for high- monly observed in daily driving. way improvements. Add the inability to For the most part, the call should be for driver always maintain a proper lane position and the risk of improvements instead. Travelling past the site collision rises. When is the last time of one such recent incident in my neighbourhood, it that you saw a driver who failed to sigstruck me that BEHIND THE WHEEL nal? Chances inappropriate are you see speed, failing this every day. to maintain You may space margins, IM also notice lack of lane that much of discipline and CHEWE the signalling poor commuis done after nication needs to be improved before the the vehicle starts to make the signalled move. This is highway does. It almost goes without really wasted information, saying that the majority of as the signal needs to be the drivers have difficulty made well before the move so that other drivers may following speed limits. This is a particularly prepare for it. Before you complain poor practice when the road conditions are not ideal, yet about the highway, make you will often see vehicles sure it is not yourself that speeding and passing when is the greater hazard! For more information on traction is less than optimal. Speeds below the post- this topic, visit www.drivesed limit may be called for to martbc.ca. Questions or comments are welcome by maintain safe travel. Space margins and lane e-mail to comments@drivesdiscipline go hand in hand. martbc.ca. Tim Schewe is Tailgating, changing lanes a retired RCMP constable too closely in front of fol- with many years of traffic lowing vehicles and failing law enforcement experience. to maintain a clear space in His column appears Friday.

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Duchess tackles GE, GMO Enter the rainy season and I turn to my inside chores...removing dried seeds from their seed pods. And catching up on my reading ... checking up on what is new in the world of seeds. Namely, in the genetic engineering sector. I stumbled onto an article about the difference between the GE and GMO designation. This author stated there is a definite difference between the two terms ... and she is right to a point. Technically, GMO ... genetically modified organism ... refers to any plant that has been hybridized through pollen transference ... by humans, bees or any other natural process. So any cultivar such as ‘Early Girl’ tomato and Hosta ‘June’ are, in fact, GMOs. ‘Early Girl’ has been purposely bred by hand pollination to produce an early-ripening tomato. ‘June’ arrived on the gardening scene as a naturally-occurring sport of another hosta ... ‘Halcyon’. The GMO designation also holds true for those varieties that have been crossed within their own family ... broccoli with kale, apricot with plum, plum with cherry. These have all been done by humans using conventional pollentransfer methods. Sounds a bit weird perhaps, but a perfectly plausible possibility in nature. I do not think the pluerry ... the plum/ cherry cross ... has been released to the market just yet. But the others are available. In fact, cherry-plum hybrids have been

EARLY GIRL TOMATOES are a genetically modified organism, at least according to a definition from the FDA and USDA departments in the U.S. PHOTO BY LESLIE COX

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LESLIE COX around since the late 19th century. I found one reference listing over 20 different cultivars. As for the apricotplum hybrids ... they are called Pluots if the plant has predominantly plum parentage or Apriums if the parentage leans to the apricot side. Both are registered trademark names. Then there is broccolini ... also known by several other names such as Asparation, brocoletti and Tenderstem. (The first and last are both trade registered names.) This is a natural cross between broccoli and kai-lan, a Chinese broccoli. This type of cross is not so unusual in the brassica family. Cabbage, kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are famous for crossing their pollen grains with one another ... greatly helped by bees. But such crosses are a GMO nonetheless.

So ... if such naturally occurring crosses are scientifically a genetically modified organism, how did GMO get such a bad rap? Thank the FDA and USDA. According to both of these institutions who make the “food rules,” GMO refers to any organism that has been modified through any form ... natural or human assisted pollination...or through genetic manipulation in a laboratory. Hence, confusion reigns. Some “weird” fruit and vegetable crossings which are perfectly legit according to Mother Nature are now lumped in with the “frankenfoods.” Yeah, frankenfoods. GE ... genetic engineering. This process uses biotechnology to single out a desirable molecule from one organism, copy it and insert it into the hereditary sequence of another ... unrelated ... organism that they are trying to “improve.” Such as the insertion of a human liver gene into rice. What?! True. The plan is to take the artificial proteins from this Fran-

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He sketched herons in a notebook for a year then spent 30 hours figuring out how to make a design out of cedar shingles. The next day, someone stopped by his shop and bought it. “That’s when I thought maybe I could spend more time on design than on scaffolding,” says Randy Lauzon. Now the Fanny Bay resident’s layered shingle art transforms walls — in California, Alberta, the Eastern Seaboard and the Comox Valley — into works of art. So far, in Lauzon’s shift from sidewall shingling to shingle art, he’s created 14 templates. These include a candle, lighthouse, dogwood flower as well as numerous other designs. The heron is one of the most popular.

“Randy’s work is amazing,” says Judi Wild, who along with husband, Lorne Hutter, bought the 1.2-metre heron to add some dramatic impact to their addition. “We’re thrilled with the result. Randy is so talented.” People can install the kits themselves — inside or out — or hire Lauzon to put it all together. Or, if a person really wants something unique, Lauzon offers custom designs. A former resident of Cape Breton requested a map of the island to put on his pool house. Lauzon’s rendition is not only attractive, it’s accurate, too. Another project involved a series of waves 12 metres long. Lauzon has added his distinctive touch to the Fanny Bay Hall and the Fanny Bay Inn and several businesses have used his services to develop one-of-a-kind

logos. When it comes to the finishing stain or paint, Lauzon leaves that up to individual taste. “Some people want the natural look of the wood, while others want subtle colours or perhaps something quite dramatic,” he says. “Everything from the design to the finish is up to the person involved. Shingles can last up to 50 years so I want everyone to have a piece they really like.” Lauzon works exclusively in western red cedar, an evergreen, coniferous tree native to western North America. The wood is known for its warm reddish colour, straight grain and distinctive aroma. He’s not the first to take a fancy to Thuja plicata. First Nations of the Pacific Northwest have traditionally used it for everything from homes, tools, canoes, fire-

wood, clothing and ceremonial regalia. In addition to its striking appearance, the wood from older trees is valued for its chemical makeup that makes it resistant to rot. Lauzon obtains his certified No. 1 grade, kiln-dried shingles from Vancouver Island mills and estimates that 50 per cent of his shingle art is custom work. And, ever ready for a challenge, he’s experimenting with three-dimensional designs. Originally from Ontario, Lauzon moved to Fanny Bay after a friend sent him a postcard telling him she thought he’d like the area. He liked it so much he’s lived on the same road since 1977. It’s obvious Lauzon loves wood. In fact, he claims there’s probably some sawdust in his blood. That comes from a 25-year career of

working in sawmills. When the last one he worked at closed he decided it was time to pursue something different. A course at Community Futures in 2003 helped him launch Light Line Design and begin the decorative shingle art he calls Cedar Expressions. “It all starts in my head as a design and then I figure out how to make it work,” says Lauzon. “I really like the response I get from people.” To view some of his work, visit www.cedarexpressions.com or give Lauzon a call at 250-3350485. If you’re lucky, he might take you for a tour of some Comox Valley Cedar Expressions. Paula Wild is a published author and regular contributor to the Comox Valley Record’s arts and entertainment section.

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Siberry visiting Garage A superstar of the imagination with a passion for the truth comes to Joe’s Garage on Nov. 6 in a very intimate setting. In 2006, Jane Siberry let go of her home and most of her possessions and began a new journey of “living her to-do list.” At the same time, she let go of her name and became ‘Issa.’ She described the impetus as “change or die.” Three years later with many strong changes under her belt and feeling more enthusiastic about life than ever, she has pulled her past name forward again and is full on Jane Siberry. Several years ago, Jane started writing and recording ‘one song per studio day’ in Brussels, Australia, the United States and Canada, not knowing what her career would be as a musical being. The result is a collections of songs that are being released as three separate CDs telling a Scherezadian story that will come to an end on the third installment. The first part, Dragon Dreams, was released in November 2008. The second part, With What Shall I Keep Warm? was released in November

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East meets West as the Barra MacNeils, Canada’s “first family of Celtic music,” return to Vancouver Island during their national Christmas tour. The Barra MacNeils present their Christmas concert Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre. Originally from Cape Breton Island,

the Barra MacNeils are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world, selling out shows around the globe with their captivating harmonies and extraordinary musicianship. The Barra MacNeils are joined by performers from CeltFest Vancouver Island for this

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JANE SIBERRY PERFORMS Nov. 6 at Joe’s Garage. Siberry continues to rethink her role within it as a musician. This has created an odd assortment of achievements. Of particular note is her online store, Sheeba, which has been a curiosity in the music industry since 2006. Customers have a choice of market price, ‘selfdetermined’ pricing, or pay-it-forward (gift from artist). For more about the artist, visit www.janesiberry.com and http:// www.sheeba.ca. Tickets are available at Bop City. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. — Joe’s Garage

requested favourites: In My Dream and Walk On Water. Continuing in her role as a self-produced artist, Jane is joined by her musical friends in telling the stories. They include John MacArthur Ellis (Canadian producer, guitar/pedal steel); ‘Betty’ (her fierce NYC girlfriend); Marlon Saunders, Leslie Alexander, Catherine Russell, Gyan and Gail Ann Dorsey on vocals; Rich Brown on bass; Christine Kim, Pauline Kim and James Roe on strings and oboe — to name a few. In an unsettled and unsettling world,

2009. With songs about canoe trips, trains and marriage proposals, Jane describes the first CD, Dragon Dreams, as “the welcome sign and front door” of the trilogy. With What Shall I Keep Warm? invites the listener into her “living room” where the conversation takes some unexpected turns. From Eden (Can’t Get This Body Thing Right) to Then We Heard A Shout, the songs are portraits of the human condition in all its mysterious glory. With What Shall I Keep Warm? also includes two long-

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TIME WELL WASTED’S horn section separates them from many other bands.

New songs, new guitarist, same Medley Comox Valley’s horn-driven powerhouse at Mex Pub Time Well Wasted, Comox Valley’s only horn-driven dance band, makes a triumphant return to the Mex Pub this Saturday with new songs and newest member, guitar player Jeff Gillespie. Playing and teaching for more than 20

years Gillespie has performed all over Vancouver Island and the rest of B.C. “He’s a perfect fit and a really fun addition to the band,” says Juno Award winner and lead singer Sue Medley. “Jeff has a natural musical instinct and is a rock solid player. ” The addition of Gillespie to Time Well Wasted has also created opportunities to add new songs to their already impressive set

list. “Jeff isn’t just a great guitar player, he’s a talented singer, too,” says bandleader Dave Robertson. “We’re taking full advantage of all his talents.” Some of the new songs TWW will play Saturday night at the Mex include Carlos Santana’s Smooth, Rare Earth’s Celebrate and Tina Turner’s River Deep, Mountain High. You can also count

Author discussing history Join the Courtenay and District Museum lecture series for the Fort at Yorke Island, 1937-1945 beginning Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. The evening presentation is based on a new history book by Catherine Marie Gilbert, Yorke Island and the Uncertain War, Defending Canada’s Western Coast During World War II, (Ptarmigan Press, 2012). This unique look at the history of the Yorke Island fort includes over 100 photos, both archival and modern, and stories from local residents who were living in nearby Kelsey Bay and on Hardwicke Island when the fort was being built. At Gilbert’s talk, learn how the members of these small communities were affected by the influx of hundreds of soldiers and sailors, and how the fort developed over a period of eight years. The presentation will also have highlights of memories and excerpts from letters from veterans posted on Yorke

Island. Copies of Yorke Island and the Uncertain War will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. Admission to the evening is $5 per Historical Society member; $6 non-members (plus

HST). Advance tickets are recommended. The Courtenay and District Museum is located at 207 Fourth St. in downtown Courtenay. For more information, phone 250-334-0686. — Courtenay and District Museum

on hearing mega hits by the Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire and Edgar Winter along with unique arrangements of Sue Medley’s hits Maybe The Next Time and Love Thing. “I believe Time Well Wasted is the best there is,” enthused Roy Tai, Mex Pub owner. “They have a dedicated fan base who love to party and the band puts on a great show every time. I’m excited to have them back at the Mex.”

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Exams make many people cringe — but they sometimes bring great rewards. This reality recently became clearer for three local highland dance students when they learned that their dance theory exam results had earned them invitations to the highly coveted James L. McKenzie and Elspeth Strathern Scholarship Program. The students nominated for this honour are Grace Harvey, Madison Lagan and Kayla Champis, all of the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance. Held annually as part of the Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance Conference, the J.L. McKenzie and Elspeth Strathern Scholarship program provides aspiring dancers from across the country with a weekend of topnotch highland dance education. This year’s event

took place over the Thanksgiving weekend in Toronto. Kayla Champis was fortunate to be able to participate. On the first day, scholarship nominees were judged in a number of events. They participated in a master class in a form of dance other than highland, danced the fling and sword dances as well as the Tribute to J.L. McKenzie, presented a solo choreography and wrote a theory exam paper. In each of these events, they were evaluated by a panel. The other two days of the event were educational opportunities to learn more about their art form. The dancers learned more about how ballet can improve their highland style, received instruction in championship steps and had the opportunity to perfect their Irish jig and hornpipe.

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LOCAL BAND 5PLAY is the guest act Nov. 6 at the Mex Pub for a 1st Tuesday Fundraiser.

5Play assisting our food bank 5Play will warm the autumn night on Nov. 6 with an evening of highly entertaining music brought to you from the heart of the Comox Valley. The engaging musical group is the featured act at this month’s 1st Tuesday Fundraiser, a monthly concert series held at the Mex Pub where local musicians perform to raise money for a local charity. Admission is by donation, with this month’s proceeds supporting the Comox Valley Food Bank Society. A fun-loving band, 5Play thrives on their eclectic repertoire. They deliver a mix of contemporary folk, blues, ballads, swing, and classic rock along with a liberal sprinkling of original tunes. With keyboards, guitars, mandolin, electric and stand-up bass and percussion, they share lead vocals and harmonies throughout their performances. All members of the band live in Courtenay and are approaching their fourth winter of collaboration. Their obvious camaraderie and love of their music comes through in all their performances. 5Play is as comfortable playing at an intimate house concert as they are pre-

senting a lively evening of listening and dancing, and their musical versatility makes them a local favourite. “The warmth of their friendship on stage, the diversity of their music, great musicality, and the obvious enjoyment they get from playing together

are just a joy to experience,” says organizer Judy Wing. “It’s a busy time of year, and we’re delighted that they’re taking time to perform for this fundraiser.” To get to know 5Play with more information, photos and tunes, visit www.5Play.ca. The evening starts

Pleasure Craft Theatre is hosting auditions for its third season of live improvised soap opera Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the banquet room of the King George Hotel in Cumberland. It is a unique and fun style of theatre, with moments of hilarity, heartbreak and brilliance, accompanied by live improvised music and lights. The theme this year is medieval. The story unfolds episode after episode over the dark months every Monday night. Pleasure Craft will borrow heavily from Shakespeare, Game of Thrones, the Princess Bride and Black Adder. It is an opportunity for actors of all ages and

experience levels to hone their improv and performance skills, and for new actors to gain new skills and try stepping onto the stage.

For more information, contact the artistic director at Kevin. Flesher@gmail.com. — Pleasure Craft Theatre

Jazz standards, Lightfoot on tap Indigo Jazz is the First Friday feature at the Zocalo Café this month. The trio plays jazz standards that range across the decades, and recently they have been ranging across genres as well, setting choice Gordon Lightfoot classics in a jazz context. Dale Graham

(vocals), Rick Husband (guitar), and John Hyde (bass) provide musical nourishment for hungry hearts and thirsty ears. Zocalo Café is licensed, and offers hearty meals and mouth-watering desserts. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and admission is by donation. — Indigo Jazz

Nov. 6 at 7:30 with an opening set by hosts Judy and Bruce Wing, accompanied by violinist Blaine Dunaway. For more info about 1st Tuesday fundraising events, visit www. j u d y a n d b r u c e. c o m / foodbank.html. — 1st Tuesday Fundraisers

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Friday, Nov. 2 ZHAMBAI TRIO & ZIMBAMOTO at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City, Waverley or by phoning 250-336-8322. INDIGO JAZZ at Zocalo Café, 7:30. Admission by donation.

Saturday, Nov. 3 MASCALL DANCE at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Sid ticket centre, 250-338-2430 or www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. TIME WELL WASTED at Mex Pub. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets at door. SILK PAJAMAS at Zocalo Café, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

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Thursday, Nov. 8 BETTYSOO & DOUG COX at Cumberland Hotel. Tickets at Cumberland Hotel or https:// tickets.islandmusicfest.com. CAPPELLA ARTEMISIA at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Sid, 250-338-2430 or www.sidwilliamstheatre. com.

Saturday, Nov. 10 FUNK HUNTERS at Waverley Hotel. Tickets at Bop City, the Waverley or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. DRAG QUEENS at Bridge Lounge. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8:30.Tickets at Velvet Underground Hair or at the Bridge Lounge. DR. JOHN BINDERNAGEL will read at Courtenay Library, 11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369.

Sunday, Nov. 11 ISLAND VOICES CHAMBER CHOIR sings at 2 p.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church in Courtenay. Admission by donation, with partial proceeds to the Royal Canadian Legion. FMI: Jan 250-338-1439, Anne 250287-4236, www.islandvoiceschamberchoir.bc.ca. GLEN MONTGOMERY & STEPHEN NGUYEN perform in Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College, 2:30 p.m. Tickets at Laughing Oyster Books, Blue Heron Books and Videos N More. 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.

Thursday, Nov. 15 HEY OCEAN! with special guests at Avalanche Bar. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets at Bop City Records, onethirtythree, Avalanche and at ticketzone.com.

Friday, Nov. 16 BRODIE DAWSON hosts CD release party at Waverley Hotel, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17 BARRA MACNEILS’ CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Sid Williams Theatre. For tickets, call 250-338-2430, ext. 1.

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

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JANE SIBERRY at Joe’s Garage. Doors open at 7, show at 8. Tickets at Bop City. DOC MCLEAN & MORGAN DAVIS at Cumberland Hotel. Tickets at Cumberland Hotel or https://tickets.islandmusicfest.com.

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Concert pianist returning with prodigy he reserve the week of Remembrance Day to return every year to the Comox Valley? When asked these questions, he talks of the rich musical culture in the Comox Valley and how his energy is renewed by the audiences and the young music students he encounters. Several local students he has worked with in past years, including Sarah Hagen, have gone on to study with him in Lethbridge.

Why has Glen Montgomery, a worldrenowned concert pianist, returned to the Comox Valley every November for 25 years to perform concerts, give public master classes and offer private lessons to young piano students? With a busy schedule of solo, chamber music and symphony concerts on top of his teaching responsibilities as head of the piano department at Lethbridge University, why does

first time, he will share the stage with one of his own students — award-winning prodigy Stephen Nguyen. Stephen will perform some solo numbers and will join Montgomery in a duet version of Brahms waltzes. The Comox Valley Piano Society presents Glen Montgomery and Stephen Nguyen in concert at the North Island College Stan Hagen Theatre on Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Laugh-

But after a quarter of a century it is interesting to note that the Comox Valley students he will hear play next month were not even born when Montgomery first began coming to the Comox Valley. Over the years, Montgomery has invited local musicians to perform at his concerts, and on other occasions he has enticed professional colleagues to come and perform with him. This year, for the

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ARTIST TONY MARTIN, who created this work, is one of several people helping the Comox Valley Art Gallery with a new fundraiser.

Gallery raising funds Retirement has allowed Tony to continue his practice full time as a painter of watercolours and acrylic stencil paintings; this gives him a renewed desire to exhibit. • Everson was born in Comox and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation. Andy has also had the honour of being seated with the N’amgis Tsitsał’walagame’ name of wamxalagalis I’nis. Influenced heavily by his grandmother, he has always been driven to uphold the traditions of both the K’ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations. • Witcombe resides in the Comox Valley and graduated with the inaugural class of BFA graduates from the Emily Carr University

at North Island College External degree program in 2007. His talents in illustration and design have garnered many private and public commissions. • MacDougall, ASPT is a screen printer, consultant, writer, and member of both the American Poster Institute (API) and the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). He was elected to the internationally based Academy of Screen Printing Technology (ASPT) in 2007, for his writing, demonstrations, and promotion of the screen printing process in North America and worldwide. For more information or to reserve your print now, contact CVAG at 250-338-6211. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

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The Comox Valley Art Gallery is launching a new and innovative fundraising initiative. It’s designed to bring revenue into the gallery at a time of financial need while disseminating the work of fantastic local artists into the homes and businesses of the Comox Valley. Inaugural artworks are by Tony Martin, (CVAG’s previous executive director/curator), local artists Andy Everson and Alex Witcombe — three visionairies helping shape the esthetic landscape of the Valley through their unique styles and visual stories. The artists are working in collaboration with local screen printer Andy MacDougall to produce original limited edition serigraphs which have been printed onsite at the Comox Valley Art Gallery as part of the CVAG exhibition: Screen Printing; Ad, Art or Alchemy, which runs until Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. The prints have been available for presale since Sept. 28. Each edition is hand screened on 100 per cent rag paper, signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 100. Prints will be sold for $99 each, tax and framing not included. The unveiling and launch of the completed prints will take place at the CVAG’s sold-out Cirque du Soiree masquerade dinner, dance, circus and silent auction gala and celebration this Saturday, with the three artists present. • Educated at St. Martin’s School of Art (now Central St. Martin’s) and Alberta College of Art (Post Grad Painting), Martin retired in 2010 as CVAG’s director/curator.

The Funk Hunters closed the Pyramid Lounge at this year’s Big Time Out. They are coming back to Cumberland to perform their multiscreen video set Nov. 10 at the Waverley Hotel. Sharing the bill with them is Dubtecha. He has driven the dance floor all over Vancouver Island at clubs and outdoor festivals. Partial proceeds from this event go to the Ron Pogue benefit. Pogue is a well-known Cumberland photographer who has an injury that is preventing him from working. In just a few short years, the Funk Hunters have built an international following, releasing music on labels around the globe and showcasing their signature high-energy DJ sets at some of the world’s most popular music festivals and clubs. The duo (Dunks and The Outlier) first teamed up because of a mutual love for “hunting” good music, and today this passion still rings true as they continue to champion the simple but often lost idea that the music itself comes first, regardless of attachments to genre. The Funk Hunters name is

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BLUE LANGUAGE ACROSS 1 Slapstick bit 4 Co. that owns MapQuest 7 Shuttle launch org. 11 Oenophile’s organizer 19 Arab- — war 21 Pallid 22 Have a milky shimmer 23 Certain cabochoncut gem 25 Wave functions of electrons in atoms 26 Pal of the Lone Ranger 27 Car with a four-ring logo 28 “Alice” spinoff 29 “Each Dawn —” (James Cagney film) 30 Pentagon military group 36 VCR tape successor 38 Sauna locale 39 PC bailout button 40 — meal (dine) 41 Cut a crop 43 Muzzle 47 Jimi Hendrix album 52 “Closer to Fine” duo 55 Suited to — 56 “It’s all — day’s work” 57 Poke lightly 58 Yahtzee accessory 61 In the future 63 Lock partner 64 Prefix that negates 67 Glum 70 Lawn uglifier 71 “An Awfully Big Adventure” novelist 76 “Gold Dust” singer Amos 79 General Jeb 80 Pay cash for 81 Volkswagen convertible 84 “— you glad you asked?” 86 Ritz maker 90 “Chicago” role — Hart 92 Meadowland 93 “Castaway” director Nicolas 96 Compact car of the 2000s 99 Widespread Eurasian duck 103 “Rubbish!” 104 “— it!” (“Aha!”) 105 “That hurts!” 106 Britain’s Lord Sebastian — 108 Wagering parlor, briefly

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They once were Raiders. Now they’re Spartans, X-Men, Vikes, Warriors, Cougars, Blues, Paladins and Mariners. The athletics program at Highland Secondary School – despite struggling to find coaches as well as players for their senior teams – has produced many fine athletes in a wide variety of sports who have gone on to shine at the college and/or university level. Raider alumnus Ryan MacKinnon is in

Austria trying out for pro teams, Grade 11 Bryce Marinus is playing soccer with the Junior Highlanders in Victoria, Grade 11 Nick Tancon enrolled in a private basketball school in Denmark for a year and Nolan Wirth is playing soccer with the Junior Whitecaps in Vancouver. Here’s a look at what some recent Highland grads are doing in post-secondary sports.

Raider athletes represent Highland proudly Kalem Scott is playing soccer for the Trinity Western University Spartans. He has developed over the years with the Junior Whitecaps program and has played in Victoria for the Highlanders. Kalem thanks his parents Bob and Diana and his brother Jeremy for their constant support. He also thanks Frank Ball, Steve Betts, Steve Simonson, Dante Zanatta and all his friends back home. Mackenzie Zirkl is currently playing soccer (goalkeeper) at St. Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia. “It is my first year and I am taking Arts courses. I would like to thank all of my family and friends for all of the support through the years. “Also I would like to thank Jeff Howe, Pat Bell, Derek Reidlinger, and Jon Bos for developing me as a player. Thank you to Bill Green and Ed Schum for encouraging me to go to school, and everybody else that has helped me through the years.” A top recruit by Simon Fraser University, Ryley Carr throws hammer for the outdoor track and field team and does the weight throw for the indoor team. She is in her second year and is studying Bachelor of Science, kinesiology. She would really like to thank coach John May and her dad Rob Carr. D.J. Johnson has made a smooth transition from

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explained. “I’d like to thank Pati Creamer and Lee McKillican for running the Highland Hockey Academy helping me achieve the athletic background I needed to successfuly try out for the rowing team.” Kailey Dodd is in her first year playing middle with the Vancouver Island University Mariners volleyball team in Nanaimo. “I would not have accomplished what I have today without the excellent coaching I have received over my years in the sport,” said the Bachelor of Arts-general student athlete. “Their dedication has inspired and educated me in the volleyball world. I would like to give a special thanks to Jake Plante, Derek Shuel and Judith Wright for really pushing me in my senior year of high school. I couldn’t have done it without them.” Noah Lewis is playing basketball for the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary. “Over the years in the Valley many people have aided me in my athletic endeavours,” the first-year Sciences student says. “The main people I want to thank are my coaches: For volleyball, Brian Stevens, Pat Lewis, and Brian McAskill and for basketball, Adam and Murray Erickson, and my trainer, Sharon DeGoede. “I would like to thank the whole MacKinnon family,

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particularly Scott MacKinnon, for helping me pursue post-secondary schools and for always supporting me in my goals. “I would also like to thank all the teammates and competitors that have made me better as a basketball player and a person. Finally, I would like to thank my family for always supporting me, no matter what.” Stuart MacLean is attending the University of Waterloo in the Co-op Kinesiology program and playing for the Warriors men’s volleyball team. He said he considers himself extremely lucky to have received great coaching in many places: all of his Comox schools (Village Park Elementary, Aspen Park Middle, and Highland Secondary), Comox Valley Volleyball Club, Baden Cup, BC Summer Games, and Team BC. He is particularly thankful for the time he spent with his Highland senior coaches, Pat Lewis and Brian McAskill, as well as Team BC coach Jason Haldane. Stuart can’t talk about where he is today without giving credit to Steve Schmidt at Coastal Physiotherapy for helping him get strong and back on the court after his knee injury. Jeff Travis is playing soccer and studying at Vancouver Island University in

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Vanier hosting 10-team tourney this weekend The Vanier Towhees said. “I have been thorsenior boys volleyball oughly impressed with team is hosting the their work ethic and 2012 Comox Valley their ability to steadily North/South Challenge improve throughout this weekend (Nov. the season.” The young squad 2-3). The 10-team tour- has reached several nament includes #2 quarter-finals and a AAA Oak Bay, #14 couple of semifinals in Ballenas, #9 AA Gulf Island tournaments Islands and #18 AAA throughout the season, Reynolds. Local teams with Brouwer receivinclude Vanier, Isfeld ing an all-star nod at and Highland. The Towhees VOLLEYBALL are led by Braeden Brouwer (Grade 10), the Camosun Chargers Alex Kussauer (Grade tournament in Victoria 11) and Sam Kussau- at the end of Septemer (Grade 11). Vanier ber. “Braedon has the is a young team that has steadily improved potential to be a spethroughout the season, cial player, not just at says head coach Brian the high school level but the college and uniMcAskill. “Major improvement versity level in future has been seen from years,” McAskill said. Cole Penney (Grade “He does need to con11) and Isaiah Mayo tinue to work hard (Grade 11). Team lead- and challenge himself ership has been provid- every day in practice ed by Bryan Johnson and strive to dominate (Grade 12) and Aaron each and every match Slobodin (Grade 12),” he is involved in,” the coach added. McAskill said. Vanier recently “This team is one of the youngest and won the Comox Valley most inexperienced in League championship my 15 years coaching over Highland and Mark at Vanier,” McAskill Isfeld, but McAskill is

still demanding a higher level of play. “We still need to reduce our errors, add a right side and middle attack to our offence and play intense defence as the playoffs approach. “We have made it through too many stretches of this season by pumping the ball outside to Brouwer and Kussauer. As the playoffs approach we need to make Penney, Slobodin and Mayo a bigger part of the offence,” McAskill said. Play at this year’s Vanier tournament began Thursday night when the Towhees took on the Gulf Island Scorpions. Play continues Friday with games from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday with games from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Joining Vanier, Highland and Mark Isfeld in the North pool are Ballenas and Dover Bay. In the South pool are Gulf Islands, Burnaby South, Oak Bay, Reynolds and Claremont. – Vanier Towhees

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Minor lacrosse AGM on tap The Comox Valley Lacrosse Association is holding its AGM on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Aquarium at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. In other news, local minor lacrosse has received two major awards this year. Tanner Jones was recently honoured with the Zone 6 Player of the Year award for midget lacrosse. The award is presented to the player on Vancouver Island and the Central Coast who best exemplifies a high standard of play and giving back to the sport of lacrosse. Jones has refereed, helped coach the Tyke and Minityke players, volunteered at the recent

Female Nationals in Victoria and was an associate captain of the Comox Valley Wild team who garnered a silver medal at the provincial championships in July. Jones and the other six winners from around the province received a $500 scholarship from Subway restaurants. At the British Columbia Lacrosse Association (BCLA) annual general meeting Oct. 12-14 Terri Jones received a Presidents Award. The BCLA Presidents Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to lacrosse within their organizations.

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Rage take two The U12 Rage North Island Field Lacrosse team were back on the Robron field this past Sunday playing the Pacific Rim Tier 2 team from Sannich. The Rage did a great job of moving the ball up the field, creating several scoring opportunities and ultimately winning both games. In the second game, the Rage earned a 14-0 shutout due to a collaborative effort and fancy footwork by the goalie. The Rage are really coming together as

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Snow Show 2012, Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest new and used ski, board and snow sport gear sale, goes this weekend. Mark Sunday, Nov. 4 on your calendar for this one-day sale which has been repeated each year for over 35 years. The 15 per cent commission charged to individuals and other vendors who consign their equipment to this sale is shared by community service groups and youth winter sports teams. The event is hosted by the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue Association, the 100-member strong Volunteer Ski Patrol Association, the Adaptive Snowsports Association and the Mt. Washington Ski Club.

Doubles darts fly Fourteen couples participated in the open doubles darts tournament hosted by the Comox Legion. New faces were welcome from Powell River and Duncan. Playing a round robin format, the top eight duos went to the best-of-three games knockout rounds. To decide the last two spots, six pairs had to play off to break their ties of six wins apiece. Emerging from this was Laurie and Margaret Bull, Terry Jackson and Sandi Kohlen, Bill and Brenda Durant, Art Forbes and Milly Davis, Stan and Nadeen Sierpina (PR), Don and Linda Pashleigh (PR), Norma and Hap Hanson, Don Parsons and Leslie Lamouroux. Bill and Brenda prevailed over Art and Milly two games to one in the final. Don and

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CORRECTION The score in the Oct. 21 Mid-Island Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soccer League match between CVUSC Revolution and Port Alberni was 1-0 CVUSC. An incorrect score, posted on the league website and later corrected, was published in the Friday, Oct. 26 Record.

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Nanaimo. “I would like to thank Steve Betts, Ian Maclean, Bill Merriman and especially Frank Ball for coaching me over the years I’ve lived here on the Island.” Kirsten Stewart is a 2011 Highland grad now in her second year at Simon Fraser University where she is taking International Studies. She throws javelin on the Clan track and field team. “I joined the Comox Valley Cougars Track and Field Club when I was in Grade 6. I participated in track meets with Comox Elementary and Aspen Middle School and gradually focused on the single event of javelin. I continued throwing with the Cougars as well as with Highland. “I have many people to thank for their support. Graham Morfitt my javelin coach, John May head coach of the Comox Valley Cougars, and the teachers at Highland who have coached me on the Highland track and field team: Mr. Nijhoff, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Gummer.” Nate Ruston is playing soccer at Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont. “I’d like to thank my coach, Frank Ball, for getting me to where I am today,” he says. “When I first met Frank, I was probably 10 years old, and he coached my spring

NOAH LEWIS IS with the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary. house league team. I tried out for rep the next year, and moved on to play Metro soccer with Frank in Nanaimo two years later. “Frank played an enormous role in supporting my career in soccer, and there is no way I could have ever reached the level I am at today without his influence.” Angus Ireland graduated from Highland in 2012 and is in first year General studies (business/accounting focus) at Douglas College in New West-

minster. He is a setter for the Royals men’s volleyball team, which won the 2011-12 Pac-West championship. Angus has played many sports in the Comox Valley and thankx all of his former coaches for donating their time and knowledge. He would like to send special thanks to Pat Lewis, Brian Stevens, Chris Densmore and Brian McAskill. Hilary McLoughlin thanks Jake Plante and Derek Schuel for being such devoted

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tons of fun for both instructors and their physically or mentally challenged students. Using a variety of adaptive equipment and constantly improving techniques, VISAS instructors quickly have students gaining confidence and satisfaction on runs and trails. We are holding our first information meeting for prospective instructors on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Florence Filberg Centre, Craft Room, Courtenay. Come out and see what our program has to offer you as a volun-

teer instructor. Instructors must be a minimum age of 19. The information evening includes videos, hand-outs and the chance to talk to veteran VISAS instructors. The downhill program requires you to commit to a mandatory two weekend training session at the beginning of the ski season; this is two consecutive weekends, Saturday and Sunday, four days of concentrated training. The society also requires a minimum of 15 volunteer days of instruction from each instructor during the

Vantreights 5 1 1 16 Penelakut United 5 2 0 15 Prospect Lake 4 2 2 14 Cordova Bay 3 1 3 12 Castaways 2 5 1 7 Gorge FC 2 6 0 6 SFFC Originals 1 7 0 3 Victoria Athletics 0 8 0 0 Oct. 28 Comox Valley United @ Vantreights n/a Nov. 4 Comox Valley United vs. Victoria Athletics 2:15 p.m. @ Comox Valley

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season, approximately one day a week. Successful candidates will receive their Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) Level 1 Certification on completion of the four days of training. We have a social and cohesive group of instructors and Mount Washington is

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ver the past couple of decades I have had an intimate relationship with Spider Lake, a manyfaceted, medium-sized body of water just off the road to Horn Lake. My primary interest is fly fishing, but that is just the beginning. I also enjoy bird watching and get much pleasure from sharing the lake with fellow anglers and other recreational outdoor people such as kayakers and canoeists. In the provincial 2011-13 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis there is the following specific regulation that applies to Spider Lake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Power Boats.â&#x20AC;? In all the years I have fished the lake I have yet to see a boat powered by an outboard motor on the lake. I have on a few occasions seen a boat powered by an electric motor and when the rule is pointed out to the boater they invariably change to rowing, paddling or go off the lake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with one exception who seems to own a cottage on the lake and they are frequently shamed into using oars. Further to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Power Boatsâ&#x20AC;? rule, I have yet to hear a complaint from an angler about the condition that they must navigate under their own power â&#x20AC;&#x201C; be it oars, paddles or flippers. The one complaint I have heard over the years is the dangerous boat launching situation in the park where most anglers launch their boats. We were forced to park our vehicles just on the edge of the traffic lane on the road and put our boats into the water on a seriously hazardous, sloping launch ramp that was a disgrace to the park. Over the years groups of anglers have tried to fix the sad situation but it was never satisfactory. As a side comment, it is a real tribute to the driving skill of the truck drivers from the quarry who carefully threaded their way through the congestion from boaters trying to get their boat into or out of the lake that we have never had a serious accident that I am aware of. All of this changed about a month ago when the ministry of the environment came up with some money from the Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF)

ramp, I respectfully suggest it is misdirected and the boulder must be removed. Spider Lake is a precious recreational lake bordered with private homes and a significant regional park. We live in an age when we are trying to reduce our societal carbon footprints throughout the province and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Power Boatâ&#x20AC;? regulation makes a tiny contribution to this important goal in coming to grips with climate change. Please remove the boulder.

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island. Fly fishing clubs, fish and game clubs and municipalities were also helping with funding and work where appropriate. It was a conscious effort by the provincial government to enhance recreational fishing opportunities in urban and regional freshwater lakes on Vancouver Island. Pictured with this column is the ramp sloping into the little bay just off the road. Every person I have talked to is thrilled with the quality and location of the ramp, but shocked to see there is a large boulder in the middle of the ramp, just above the water line where you would normally

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February 27, 1921 - October 26, 2012 Passed away peacefully at the Campbell River Hospital at the age of 91 years. He was predeceased by his brothers John and William, sisters Mary, Agnes, Annie, Ada, Phyllis and Helen and his daughter Shari. Don is lovingly remembered by Jean, his wife of 68 years, son Kerry (Sylvia), sister-in-law Mary (Ralph), grandchildren Naryn (Dave), Jordan (Amanda), Chris and Kim and many nieces and nephews. Don was born near Gull Lake SK. and grew up in nearby Verlo. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1941 and saw action until the end of the Second World War, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for his service. Don and Jean were married in December of 1943. Daughter Shari was born in 1946 and son Kerry in 1954. After the war Don attended the University of Saskatchewan earning his B.S.P. in 1949. During the following decades Don practiced pharmacy and the family moved to many locations including St. Jean QC, Marville France, and Richmond B.C. In 1980 Don and Jean moved to Prince George B.C. where Don retired and pursued his hobbies of golfing, camping, fishing and gold panning. He and Jean later moved to Union Bay and Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Don will be remembered as a charismatic man who lived life on his own terms. He was a person of diverse interests and abilities who accumulated a wealth of experiences and was loved by his family. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten. There is no funeral service at his request.

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Feb. 20, 1931 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct. 8, 2012 Our dear sister passed away peacefully at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Comox after a year long struggle with cancer. She is survived by her three sisters; Dulcie Hamilton, Georgie Smith and Julie Malcolm. Nephews and nieces Edgar (Mary Ann), Phillip (Debbie), Roderick (Joanne), Douglas (Trish) and Leslie (Peter) and close friend Myra Orr. Also many great and great-great nephews and nieces. Chereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life began on the family dairy farm on Mt. Newton Cross Road in Saanichton, BC. Her early school years were spent in Victoria. A family move to the Comox Valley had her finishing school at the original Courtenay High School, which is now demolished, and then she attended Normal School back in Victoria to attain her teaching certification. Chere spent 4 years travelling to many remote BC locations as a young teacher. Chereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of travel soon lured her to Great Britain and the Continent after which she returned home to resume her education at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria as a laboratory technologist. She worked at the Veterans Hospital for seven years. After further training she became a microbiology technologist progressing from Med Tech 1 to Med Tech 3. Soon after acquiring work at Shaughnessy Hospital in Vancouver, in 1965, she became the microbiology section supervisor, a position which she held for the next 21 years of her career. After retirement she moved back to Courtenay to be close to her family. Chere was always keen on sports and the outdoors throughout her life. During her teen years she proved to be an avid dancer, ballet being her specialty, and a horse lover with many hours in the saddle. She skied Mt. Becher as a teenager along with ski trips up the Forbidden Plateau before the lifts were even considered. Upon her return to the Valley table tennis had became her favorite game and she spent many an hour practicing at the Florence Filberg Centre. She proved to be very good at the game. She attended many Senior and Winter games for the Comox Valley Zone, winning many medals in competition. She was an active member of the Comox Valley Naturalists. Her interest was in all the flora and fauna as well as the hiking. Her love of photography was evident by the many beautiful photos she captured on the botany trips in particular. Chere travelled frequently about the world, enjoying every square inch of it. No service by request. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.

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Passed away on October 29, 2012 at the age of 84 in St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Comox, BC, born in Calgary, Alberta on April 16, 1928. Jake was raised in Calgary, Alberta. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army as a medic and Vietnam Vet. He raised four children, born around the world from the USA, France, Germany to Japan. Over 30 years ago he settled in Comox to spend his retirement years in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Countryâ&#x20AC;? enjoying fishing, golfing, bowling and the art of wine making. He was also proud to be a Shriner, Mason and Scottish Rite member. He will be missed by many friends and loved ones. He is survived by children; Sheree, Kathy, Jack and Robbie, grandchildren; Karen, Elaine, Amy, Rachel, Taylor, Morgan, Christine and Keith; great grandchildren; Malcom, Zoe, Stoney, Beisha and Noah. A Celebration of Jakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will take place at a reception being held on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm in the tea room of Piercyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home. The family would like to extend thanks to all Jakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends for helping them through this difficult time. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Please join us in remembering Jake by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com

Emery died peacefully with family by his side October 26th, 2012. Born in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, April 4, 1024, Emery was predeceased by his wife Irene in 2005. He is survived by his children; Val (Don) Harnden and Chris Swinamer; his grandchildren Aaron Harnden, Matthew (Janine) Harnden, Dale (Audrey) Swinamer, Darlene (Jackson) DeJong, Jessica (Cole) Fouillard; his sister Betty Eisenhauer; nephews Doug Wentzel and Brian Swinamer of Mahone Bay, N.S., 7 great-grandchildren, and many family and friends. Emery joined the RCAF July 15, 1946 where he met his wife Irene and later settled to raise their family in Comox Valley, BC. A Celebration of Emeryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held at the Comox Legion, 1825 Comox Avenue, Comox B.C. on November 9th, at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Glacier View Lodge or your local Legion.

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1924-2012 Olive was born in Bowsman, Manitoba to Fred and Mary Sims. They had a happy family of six children and were homesteaders. Olive left the family farm early to finish high school and then continued on to Nurses Training in Dauphin, Manitoba. Olive graduated as a registered nurse in 1946. Olive worked as an RN in Winnipeg, Viking, and Prince George, before retiring from nursing to devote herself to her family for the rest of her life. During her nurses training, Olive met the love of her life, Jim Hendrickson, an Albertan airman training at Dauphin Number 10 Service school. They were married on Dec 12th, 1946. Together they provided a wonderful loving, secure, encouraging and happy home to their 5 children. Olive and Jim were happy together and their lives were enriched by good friends wherever they lived. Their homes were in Abee, Viking 1950, Prince George 1960, Mackenzie1967, Grand Forks 1974, Castlegar 1980, and Tsawwassen 1993. After years of faithful nursing, Olive lost her beloved husband Jim in 1999. Olive continued on in Tsawwassen and cherished the good times spent with a great group of friends. Oliveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final move was to Black Creek, where she spent 9 beautiful years living with her daughter, Betty and son-in law, David. Olive thought friendship was one of the sweetest joys of life. Olive was a compassionate, humorous and generous woman. She was the best of mothers to all of her children. The garden was her true joy and she grew beautiful gardens full of flowers and vegetables. Olive was an inspiration to all that knew her, especially her courage and determination in her personal fight with cancer(s), and she won against impossible odds to live well for another ten years. Thank you Mom, it was one of your great gifts to your family. Olive Elizabeth loved and was loved all the days of her life.

Wolst, Anna Alida Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street Site on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Anna Alida (Bax) Wolst, at the age of 82 years. Wife of the late Theo Wolst and cherished mother of Maryke Wolst of Brockville, Christa Wolst (Peter Letourneax) of Courtenay, BC and Peter Wolst (Dianne Onstein) of Prescott. Loving grandmother of Danielle Weaver and great grandmother of Kaila Anne. Dear sister of Jacobus Bax (Ute), Obbe Bax (Margaretha - deceased), Cornelia Kronemeyer (John), Gerdina Van Meurs (Henk), Thona Terpstra (Renze - deceased), Maria Bax and Jeannette Runciman (Robert). Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased her parents Hermanns and Sybrigje Bax and by her son Daniel Wolst. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn, Maitland on Friday, November 02, 2012 from 10 am - 12 noon. A service in honour of Annaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held on Friday at 12 noon in the Chapel followed by interment in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Bethel Christian Reformed Church would be appreciated. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Anna online at www.irvinememorial.com.

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July 2, 1940 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 22, 2012 It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of William David Hewitt on October 22, 2012. Bill was predeceased by his parents Len and Betty and son Bobby. Bill is lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Helen Hewitt; son Scott (Lucille); grandchildren Kyle, Chris, Jenny, Brittney, Courtney and Mitchell; brothers Len (Rita) and Dan. Bill leaves behind great neighbours and many friends especially, â&#x20AC;&#x153;friends of Bill W.â&#x20AC;? Bill was born July 2, 1940 in Windsor, Ontario where he grew up as a child leaving to pursue a career with the Canadian Military. After 25 years of service Bill retired from the military and went on to direct the Thorpe Recovery Centre in Lloydminister before retiring to Cumberland. Many will remember him for his favourite pastime of riding his blue trike all over the Comox Valley. The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses and doctors of ICU at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and especially Dr. Olga Lamikyna. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kitty Cat PAL Society. See www.kittycatpals.com for more information. Condolences and any memories can be shared with the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca A Celebration of Life will be held November 3, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Cumberland Cultural Centre (downstairs Buchanan Hall).

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April 23, 1928 – October 24, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, brother, grandfather and almost great grandfather. He was born in Montreal, April 23, 1928. When he was 13 the family moved to BC. He was a salesperson by trade and got his Real Estate license when he was 40. He loved animals, nature, garage sales, sun tanning, and playing poker with the Guys, being a good listener, telling jokes, deserts road trips, cactus, picnicking and his home which was his castle. He was survived by two daughters, Janice Bernhard and husband Hans of Courtenay, B.C. and Judy Jansen of Henderson, Nevada. Granddaughter Tiffany Bernhard and husband Jared of Courtenay, B.C. Brothers, Ron Miller of Powell River and Max Miller and wife Lynn of Abbotsford, B.C. Fuzzy Face Pals, “Indy” and “Lila”, Dad’s best friends, “Lucy Rose”, “Duff” and “Peanut.” You will be missed by many loving friends, Georgina, Rene, Kevin, Jan, John, Sheila, Diane, Toby, Kelly, Markus, Norman, Dale, Jackie, Patti, Karen, Sandy. A Celebration of Life will be held in the New Year! We will carry you in our hearts forever Dad and we hope you are winning at Poker with Bobby...

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EXPERIENCED HARDWOOD & laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring installation. Free estimates. 250-897-5653.

HANDYPERSONS CV HANDYMAN SERVICES30 yrs. exp. Reasonable rates. Prefer small jobs. Please call Victor, 250-703-1218.

HELP WANTED

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Curator/ Education Manager The Museum at Campbell River is currently seeking a Curator/Education Manager for a permanent full time position. The Museum is a Class A regional museum whose collection area includes Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central and northern regions. Responsibilities include research, collection development and exhibition planning and mounting, as well as development and delivery of interpretive and public programming. The Curator also applies for grants and funding, oversees special projects and supervises staff and volunteers. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in anthropology, history or a related ďŹ eld and a comprehensive knowledge of Northwest Coast ethnology and history. Education or training in Museum Studies is preferred and a minimum three years of museum related experience is required. This senior management position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive beneďŹ ts package. For a full job description, and details on how to apply, please visit the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.crmuseum. ca. Only those short listed will be contacted. No phone calls please. Deadline for applications is November 14, 2012 by 4:00pm.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS MR FIX IT interior renovations, painting, drywall, decking, concrete, fencing, etc 702-1377 RENOVATIONS â&#x20AC;˘ Complete Interior/Exterior â&#x20AC;˘ House Additions â&#x20AC;˘ Decks, Patios & Fences â&#x20AC;˘ Basements Suites & Baths â&#x20AC;˘ Kitchens â&#x20AC;˘ Drywall â&#x20AC;˘ Taping and Painting â&#x20AC;˘ Textured Ceilings â&#x20AC;˘ Framing â&#x20AC;˘ Demolition â&#x20AC;˘ Power Washing â&#x20AC;˘ Roofs â&#x20AC;˘ Carpentry â&#x20AC;˘ Plumbing & Electrical â&#x20AC;˘ Floors: Ceramic, Tiles & laminate â&#x20AC;˘ Vinyl Siding Good References. Call Dan 250-871-2259

LANDSCAPING FALL LANDSCAPING, hedge trimming, yard clean ups & fruit tree pruning. Dependable lawn care. Ray 250-897-9886 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.

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REAL ESTATE

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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lg 32â&#x20AC;? LCD T.V $150. 27â&#x20AC;? Hitachi CRT T.V. $50. Entertainment Center $50. Little Giant Ladder Stretches to 17 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; $30. Call 250-338-5302

ASHIYA ALTO saxophone, gently used, was $700. Now $600. Lrg bird cage with starter kit incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food, book and accessories, new, was $120. Now $100. Call (250)923-1885.

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

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.

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

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

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~ ~ ALL AWAY ~~ RUBBISH / JUNK REMOVAL Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668 PETS BOARDING MARNAS PET Chalet Dog boarding off leash play areas, dog walking grooming available heated indoor comfortable rooms reserve your space now!250-335-2259

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.

FREE ITEMS FREE: 2 clean working toilets. You pick up. Call (250)3310818.

CLARK SANDER - 7 inch, Electronic Caddy, Golf Pull Cart with seat, Pallet Jack, E Bike 400K. 250334-9959

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FIBRE WINE Making Kit (ďŹ lter & 5 carboys 10 gals ea $110. Electric Time Delay House Heater $65. Jennings Wheel Chair $100. Phone 250-890-3304.

ELECTRIC MEAT Slicer $40. Tupperware assortment $50. Call (250)336-2750, 9am-5pm.

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

FURNITURE PALLISER SOFA & CHAIR, beige tones, like new, excellent condition. $200. Please call (250)339-7417, Comox.

HEAVY DUTY MACHINERY

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SHIMPO POTTERS wheel, bats included, $600. Olympic klin model# 2327h, 23â&#x20AC;?wx27â&#x20AC;?d, new wiring, needs some new bricks, also included klin sitter dial, thermometer 1 full shelf, 8 1/2 shelves, posts and stilts, $700. Ohaus chipper beam scale, 2610 grams, $35. Open to reasonable offers. 1(250)2478152. (Gabriola Island). VIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

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

PETS BASSET HOUND puppies 1 female, 2 males, 1st shots & vet checked $700 Call 250286-6609 TERRIER POODLE Cross 10 weeks old Female call 250898-9893

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER Grader snow wing and blade. Also grader chains. Good working cond. 1600x24 & 100x24. 250-287-7953.

HOBBIES & CRAFTS

APPLIANCES INGLIS WASHER and Dryer, (white), work perfectly, $350 OBO for the set. Call (250)338-1531. MAYTAG UNDER counter front loading washing machine, as new condition. $250. Call (250)334-4965.

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

UNDER $200

IMMEDIATE POSSESSION Well maintained, +/- 1200 sq ft. Rancher, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, close to schools & shopping. Reasonable offers considered $280,000 Call 250-240-8558 Parksville, 681 Blenkin Ave.

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CUT YOUR DEBT BY UP TO 70%! OPEN HOUSE 1052 Springbok Rd. Sat. Nov 3. 11-1pm. Beautiful 1766sqft. 3bd, 3bth home in desirable area. $279,900. 778-420-0017 Pics @ craigslist #3298945605 and kijiji #423235345.

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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!

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50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s WOODEN armchair, 2 sidechairs & bench. All $200. Call 250-336-2750, 9am-5pm.

ADMIRAL HEAVY duty Washer/Dryer, 1yr old. $500. Craftsman riding mower, 21HP, 40â&#x20AC;? mower deck, with bagger & wagon $500. (250)914-1049.

UPRIGHT FREEZER 16sq ft Kenmore. Good operating condition $200. 250-890-0395

M.T.D. LAWN Tractor 16 hp 42â&#x20AC;? cut 95% Re-built $525.00 Call Jack 250-338-1524

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HOUSES FOR SALE

3 brdm home w/double garage. Lge level lot, suitable for development, fruit trees, lots of parking Peterson Rd area. $225,000. 250-504-0205.

COURTENAY, 4-BDRM large home for sale or short term lease or rent to own. Will trade for smaller home for part payment. Call (250)338-7545.

CR Adult oriented patio home 1024 sq/ft, 2 bed, 2 bath, end unit, lots of windows, small pet, no rental, RV parking, single garage. 250-923-4233 $185,000.00

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. EAST COURTENAY 980 s.f. 3 bdrms, large living room, spacious kitchen,mostly new laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring. Fenced in yard, workshop w/electricity. Right across from N.I.C., aquatic center, Costco, Home Depot & new Thriftyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 250-703-6768

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COMOX - 677 Brent Rd. Sat. 8-12 Zodiac, Lawn mower, household items, camping gear, truck and accessories

COMOX. MOVING & DOWNSIZING. Sat & Sun, 10am-3pm. Freezer, sofa bed, queen bed, antique loveseat, dining cabinet, dishes, 6-pc oak bdrm suite, household & more! Everything must go! 1616 Alder Ave.

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COURTENAY- 2 BDRM Condo, W/D, quiet corner unit, convenient to shopping & College, NS/NP. Must have refs. $800. Avail now or Dec 1. 250334-8362, 250-897-6561. LARGE 1 & 2 bdrms. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! From $650/mo. 250-334-4646. MAPLEWOOD MANOR. 278 Back Road This top ďŹ&#x201A;oor, corner one bedroom condo is available to move in December 1, 2012. Enjoy the mountain and the peek a boo Ocean View of the head of Comox Bay and estuary. Easy access to entertainment and shopping. Please reply. References a MUST and will be checked. Building is adult oriented with no pets and no smoking. email only to gibsri@telus.net

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COURTENAY: NEWER, spacious 3 bdrm duplex, 2.5 bath, 3 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, garage, fenced yard, NS/NP, quiet in town neighborhood. Long term preferred. Avail. Dec. 1. $990/mo. Call 1604-485-2908, 250-203-4078. COMOX 3 BDRM Duplex, includes F/S, D/W, lawn maintenance. Avail immed. N/S, pet upon approval. $875/mo. Also, 4 bdrm, $925/mo. Please call 250-339-9805, 9am-6pm. AVAIL DEC 1. 3-4bd 3bth lg dplx on culdesac. W/D, DW, F,S, NS, pets ok. $1250. 8713123 COURTENAY - 4 bdrm, 5 appls. Fenced yard. Pets ok N/S. Refs. Avail Nov 1 $1250/mth 250-334-4407 COURTENAY- 5 bdrms, 5 appls, 2 liv rms, fenced. NS/NP. $1200. 250-642-3454.

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DEPARTURE BAY: 2,600 sq.ft, Ocean View; 2 blocks to sandy beach. 3bdrm, 2 full baths + 2bdrm suite, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot, RV pad behind house. $399,000. View by appointment. 250-729-7420

MOBILE HOME, well maintained 14x60 in adult park, Mission Hill area. 2 bed, 1 bath, covered deck, carport, small pet ok $58,500. 250334-1958

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.



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APARTMENTS / CONDOS / SUITES

ARBOUR GLEN

Well maintained 2 bdrm upper level suite includes 4 appl & is ideally located in walking distance to schools, shopping and amenities; N/S & N/P; $750/month; immediate possession avail.

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232B VALLEYVIEW DR. 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 Appliances, $900/mth AVAIL. DEC 1

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.

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305-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls, $700/mth Avail. Oct 1st

COURTENAY, 1491 McPhee Ave., OfďŹ ce & Gym, avail Dec. 1st, $1100 mo. 250-702-1096.

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

1 BOOKCASE 47â&#x20AC;?H, 24â&#x20AC;?W, 11â&#x20AC;?D $25. Full set Sandra Palmer Clubs with extras and cart, $50. 250-334-3213

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Grace Quilting Frame, ďŹ ts machines 9â&#x20AC;?-12â&#x20AC;?.Steel construction. Crib - king size, comes w/all accesories. $1150 obo 250-923-2995.

MEDICAL WALKER, mens, (Dolomite Legacy Lite), like new, $300 cash only please. Call (250)337-5491.

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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

Beautifully renovated, bright 2 bdrm upper suite features new flooring & paint, 2 appl, & on site coin-op laundry; walking distance to all amenities & on bus routes; immed possession; $700/mo.

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; immediate possession, N/S; N/P; $675/month.

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COURTENAY- 2 bdrm, shared lndry, wood/elec heat, fenced yrd, carport, prkg for 2. $850. 250-338-6075, 250-334-6399.

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

$675 INCLUDES utilities plus internet & cable. 1000ft, bright oceanview suite. 1 bdrm. Separate entrance, parking, w/d. 10 min from Courtenay in Union Bay. Available Nov 15. No pets or smoking. Refs required. Rent reďŹ&#x201A;ects single occupent. aebayles@shaw.ca or 335-0016

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

APARTMENT/CONDOS COURTENAY 3 bdrm. duplex in Puntledge Park - 1 1/2 bath - 4 appl. Bright & spacious rooms throughout - separate laundry area and other nice extras! - Private area with outside deck - exterior shed - and garage! N/P, N/S $1200.

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250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 6 appls, Gas F/P, garage, fenced yard, N/S, pets neg. Avail. immed. $1,050/mth BECKTON ESTATE 3 bdrm, 1 full/2 half bath family home, 5 appls, gas F/P, fenced yard, w/irrigation,landscaping incld. N/S, No pets, Avail. Nov. 1 $1,200/mth COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, W/S, fenced yrd, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Dec. 1 - $1,050/mth FABULOUS VIEWS from this spacious 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath home in East Ctny, 6 appls, 2 F/Pâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s double garage, fenced yrd. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed$1,600/mth

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 339B Nim Nim 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls $1000/mth Avail. Immed. 337 Mcleod Rd 3 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls. $1000/mth Avail. Immed. 3449 Hope Rd 3 bed, 3 bath N/S 5 appls., $1200/mth Avail. Oct. 1 7403 South Island Hwy. 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appl $1050/mth Avail. Oct 1 2286 Lambert Dr 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 2 appls. $1300/mth Avail. Nov. 1 289A NIM NIM 4 Bed, 2 Bath, N/S, N/P 5 appls., $1500/mth AVAIL. NOV 15

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, and 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom ďŹ nishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed & Nov.1 rents from $900/mth. ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, basic cable incl., N/S, No pets. Avail Immed. & Nov 1, $250 move-in incentive. $725/mth. Call Res. Mgr. 334-8602 PARKSIDE Newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 6 appls, balcony, underground pkg, storage, adult oriented. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1200/mth WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, 2 pkg spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $700/mth WOODCOTE MEWS 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, n/s, small pet. neg. Avail. Immed. -$1,100/mth PLATEAU GARDENS 3 bdrm, 1 full/2 half bath townhouse, F & S, enclosed patio, storage rm, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov 1 - $850/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, patio, res, pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov 1 $800/mth MAPLEWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, F & S, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 $600/mth ARGO COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water & basic cable incl., N/S, cat neg. w/ref. Avail. Nov. 1 - $ 700/mth. Call Res. Mgr. 334-8602. NEWLY RENOVATED 3 bdrm, 2 bath duplex near Superstore, fenced yard, N/S, No pets. Avail Nov. 1 $950/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, patio, res. pkg. N/S. cat ok . Avail Immed. $ 725/mth CRAIGMARK PLACE 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, insuite & separate storage, res. pkg, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed.-$650/mth BRITTANIA PLACE 2 bdrm + denpatio home in Crown Isle, 2 baths, 6 appls, heat pump, gas F/P, double garage, golf course view, adult oriented, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,400/mth. 2 yr ďŹ xed term lease. WILLOW WOOD 2bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls,patio, two pkg. spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail Immed.- $725/mth CTNY WEST DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1 bath F & S, gas F/P, partially fenced, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Dec. 1$900/mth ASPEN COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls, patio,res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec.1 - $800/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. AVLB. NOV. 1st, 2 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath townhouse close to college. N/S N/P. $880. Call 250-218-8444

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TOWNHOUSE FOR rent. 11/2 baths, 3 bdrms, 4 appls. Avail. 1 Nov., $950/mo Courtenay Call (250)339-3138

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PARK PLACE 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.

CEDAR MANOR 463 12th Street LARGE TWO BEDROOM over 1,100 sq. ft. - unique through floor plan with cross ventilation. Very bright and spacious. Recently renovated. Country kitchen, fireplace, in suite washer/dryer. Full sized kitchen appliances. Security entry. Quiet, well maintained adult building just three blocks from downtown. Call David @ 250-338-0267 or John @ 250-703-2264.

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. Independent Living for Seniors â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Affordable Alternativeâ&#x20AC;? TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite - spacious and modern. Excellent location in central Comox walking distance to everything. In suite storage. Extra large kitchen and dining area. Resident social room. Elevator and security entry. A very well maintained and well managed building. Also One Bedroom + Den. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

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

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.

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

250-334-9717

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

TOWNHOUSES TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay ATTRACTIVE 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated - enjoy new appliances, ďŹ&#x201A;ooring and bathroom ďŹ ttings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

Call 250-334-9717

CONDOS PACIFIC COURT 1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

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. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

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

VILLA MONTECITO 1331 England Ave.

To View, Call 250-334-4483

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

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave. ONE BEDROOM nicely renovated in a quiet, mature adult building in central Courtenay. Very spacious. Well maintained and managed. Elevator and Security entry. Also Two Bedroom. Call David @ 250-3380267.

1055-10th Street

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

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

Call 338-7449

RUTHERFORD MANOR BEECHER MANOR 1045 Cumberland Road BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 1 & 2 bedroom condos available close to downtown - 2 bedroom unit features 1.5 baths. This quiet, well maintained building suits mature adults. Bus stop is conveniently located out front. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit. Call 250-334-9717

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay 2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667


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TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

CARS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

TRUCKS & VANS

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. 2003 FORD TAURUS. One owner. Loaded, 67,000km. $5,600. 250-287-0198

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 $2500 obo. 250-650-2314

2005 CHEVY Trail Blazer LS Exc cond. 103,000kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 6cyl auto, air, cruise, privacy glass, many extras. $10,500. Call after 5pm or leave msg. 1 (250)754-0725

2005 GRAND-AM, V-6, auto, 133,000km. White exterior/gray interior. One owner. Very clean, runs great. $4,200 obo. (250)616-7252 2006 MAZDA 5. Fully loaded, seats 6, new tires & brakes. $9500. Call (250)203-0134.

2001 KUSTOM Koach 5th Wheel, 23.5ft, air cond, sleeps 4-6 adults. Lots of cupboard space, rear full bathroom, nice condition. Must see. Do not need special licence to tow. $8,995. 1 (250)754-0725

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

2011 MAZDA-TRIBUTE 36,000km. Warranty and serviced to date. $24,999. Call 250-287-2009.

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2004 LE2600 Sunseeker Sleeps 6. Good tires, walk round queen bed, lots of storage, slide out w/awning, dual thermal pane windows. N/S. Recent inspection. 3yr extended warr. 121,000 kms. $35,000 ďŹ rm. 250-287-4625.

2005 Pioneer travel trailer. 19ft. Walk around queen bed. Excel. cond. inside/out. Has spongy ďŹ&#x201A;oor. Materials to repair approx. $1000. Quick sale $3000 OBO. 250-287-7105 or 250-850-4140.

1997 GMC Sierra 4x4 Diesel 3/4 ton, extended cab. 192,000km, manual trans. good tires,new shocks/exhaust system, wired for camper. $8500. 250-926-0722 or 250830-8105.

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 BOATS

1999 Ford 150 XLT 4x4, 4.6 Litre. 6.5 ft box. Silver Excellent condition. Yearly Maintenance $4,895 OBO. 250-2878570 or 250-202-2997

14 1/2 ft. Cope Alum 5 ft. Beam 25HP Yamaha (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90) w/battery charger. Eagle sounder (2010) 2-down riggers (one elec) Rods, prawn traps, elec boat winch $3300 Call Bob 250-338-1676

2007 ITASCA CAMBRIA by Winnebago. 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Class B loaded motor home with 2 slides in mint cond. Low mileage $56,500. Call 250-752-9536

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.

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2003 Dodge Caravan(Sport) 7 pass. Approx. 136,000 mi. Asking $4560. Phone Bell at 250-286-0225.

2009 VW Jetta Wagon 2.5L Excellent condition. Spice Red w/ grey interior. New snow tires included. 53,000 km (hwy) $17,900. 250-702-3523

2004 GMC SIERRA, silver grey, ext cab. 4x4, fully loaded, trailer tow pkg. Canopy, box liner, 92,000 km. Ex cond, very clean, no accidents. $16,900. 250-287-2607.

1988 GMC Sierra w/canopy. 93,000 miles. 1- owner. USA built, Good engine $2000. 250-334-9650

2000 Dodge Dakota Quad cab 5.9L 164,000 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 2- wheel Dr. Lots of new parts. Recent tune up. $5,600 OBO call 250871-7767

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

2004 CHEVY Venture, silver. 6 passenger, year old tires, 135,000 km. Good condition $3,500.Call Ken 250-941-1097

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2004 GREW BOWRIDER 17ft, Mercury 90 2-stroke motor, with trailer, low hours. Asking, $12,000. Mike 250-597-3389.

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SPORTS & IMPORTS

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

2006 MUSTANG GT Convertible, V8 auto, 69,000 km, all options, clean. Asking $18,000 obo. (250)338-7939.

MOTORCYCLES

2002 HARLEY Davidson Road Glide, 95ci, loaded, many extras, set up for touring custom paint, must be seen, $12,500 OBO. 250-871-3126. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1983 Slumber Queen 8 foot Camper. Fridge, Stove, Furnace and bathroom. Good condition. $1,500 obo. Call 250-339-4239

2009 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4, diesel, 30,000 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, mint cond. $46,900.00 obo 2007 Citation Supreme 26RKS, 1 slide, loaded, $26,500.00 obo. Will sell separate. 250-752-9536 TAHOE STAR Edition, 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 3 axle trailer- 2 identical units, fully furnished, fridge, micro, heat, A/C, TV, A/C power. Used for movie production. $3,900. Call (250)285-2099.

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

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

BAHÁ’Í FAITH Children’s Classes – prayers and activities focused on the development of spiritual qualities, for children 3 to 10 years. All are welcome. ~~~

All Welcome

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

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

250 Beach Drive, Comox (at Comox United Church)

250-890-9262

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

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

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

Community Church

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

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

St. George’s

LUTHERAN

“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 Nursery -Grade 7

Minister: Peggy Jensen 250-334-4961

250-338-5811

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

Val 250-338-7727 (office)

Courtenay

to place your ad here

www.centralchurchefc.com

www.comoxunitedchurch.com | 250-339-3966

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

“A place for you: John 14:2

10 am Sunday Worship

Comox Community Baptist Church

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

250-400-7800

www.resonatechurch.ca

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

to place you your ad here

2201 Robert Lang Drive

250-338-5811 250-338

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COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

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

Service 10:30am Guest Speakers: Mission Committee Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 Full Wheelchair e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca Access comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

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

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

250-338-8454

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

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

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Everyone Welcome

250-334-8424

250-703-1652

Followed by a Potluck Lunch

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

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

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

at 11 am

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

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

Independent - Fundamental

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

Pastor A. Ronald Sedo

1st Street & Penrith

Friends

Sundays 10 am

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

PRESBYTERIAN

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Faith Family

@ 10:30 am

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

250 BEACH AVENUE

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

(Old Fish and Game Building)

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

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

Bay Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

“O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving kindness.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

www.coolcomox.ca www.namsnetwork.com

Comox Valley

Everyone Welcome. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox

250-339-0224

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.

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH 1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY 250-334-4716

WEEKEND LITURGIES Saturday 5 pm Mass Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Mass CONFESSION: Sat: 4 - 4:30 pm & before all masses Children’s Liturgy of the Word & Youth Group; September-May

Pastor: Father Marek Paczka, SDS www.ctkparish.ca Full Wheelchair Access

email: ctkparish@shaw.ca

Hearing Assistance

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

JOIN US IN WORSHIP

St. Peter

9:15 am Contemporary Service

Jim Lyster, Rector 218 Church St., Comox • 250-339-2925

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!

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

to place your ad on this page Call

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