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FRIDAY November 16, 2012 Vol. 27•No. 92 ••• $1.25 inc. H.S.T.

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Mourning for ‘tireless’ volunteer Renee Andor Record Staff

A well-known, wellrespected and well-loved Comox Valley community member passed away last weekend. Joseph Sylvio (Skip) Blain lost his short battle with cancer at the age of 89 on Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will happen today (Friday, Nov. 16) at 11 a.m. from the Christ The King Roman Catholic Church and a celebration of life will happen at 1 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre. Blain contributed to numerous community initiatives during his time in the Valley. He served on Courtenay council for 16 years, volunteered with various community groups and helped better the Comox Valley in whatever way he could — besides working a full-time job and raising a family. “We talked in the last week we were together,” recalled daughter Karla Blain, “and he said, ‘I had a very good life. I did everything I wanted to do and I’ve accomplished everything that I wanted to do,’ he says, you know, ‘I can leave now.’ “He was just always there for us. He was there for everybody.” Skip was born in Prud’homme, Sask., in 1923. He worked at CP Rail until he met his wife Hermie, who he was married to for 62 years. After

JOSEPH SYLVIO (SKIP) BLAIN passed away Saturday at age 89. A celebration of life will happen at 1 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre today (Friday). Comox Valley Child Development Association’s Children’s Telethon; • Served on the RCMP committee and helped found Comox Valley Citizens On Patrol Society; • Chair on Courtenay’s Board of Variance; • Parade marshal for the Courtenay Canada Day parade, helped with Comox Nautical Days parade and co-ordinated Snow to Surf parade;

he married, he worked as a life insurance salesman, and they had four kids in Saskatchewan before moving the family out to the Comox Valley in 1970. Karla noted he didn’t like to “stand idle,” and as soon as he came to the Valley he became a big part of the community. A few of the ways he contributed to the Comox Valley include: • Fundraised for the

• St. Joseph’s Hospital board; • Director for Summer and Senior BC Games and security for Winter Games; • Elks Lodge and Kinsmen K-40 Club; • Many community initiatives, like the creation of Tunner Park, as a FourthDegree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. At Tuesday’s Courtenay council meeting, Mayor Larry Jangula said he’s never known another person who has done as much for his community, and council had a moment of silence for Skip. Coun. Starr Winchester’s father Bill Moore was close friends with Skip and she will speak at the celebration of his life. “He’ll always hold a special place in my heart,” said Winchester. “Skip Blain worked tirelessly to make our community the best it could be. He always said to me, ‘You get out of life what you put into it’ and he always demonstrated absolute integrity and earned the respect of all who knew him.” Winchester and Karla both described Skip as a caring man, noting when he saw a need for something he would make sure it was done; when he had heart trouble he saw a need for a pickup service for heart patients in Victoria so he got one going. Donations can be made in Skip’s name to a charity of your choice. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Susan Granberg, who was driving a vehicle directly ahead of the van, which A driver who was pinned rear-ended her vehicle in between her van and the the drive-thru, said she Courtenay McDonald’s heard a loud scream. “I looked in my rearview drive-thru window Sunday is described as “a delight” mirror and I thought it by a former employer who looked like she had cut the is planning a fundraiser for corner really quickly, and hit the post,” she added. the woman. Barry Van Dusen, owner “Her arm was pinned, and of the Whistle Stop Neigh- from that moment on, it bourhood Pub, said the was just panic.” Granberg 33-year-old added emerformer employIt’s a horrible gency personee, whom he declined to thing to happen to nel had to use the Jaws of Life identify, was “a good worker anyone, especially to extricate the unconscious and always full someone you woman from of life” when know. her vehicle. she worked Barry Van Dusen Van Dusen for him a few noted he found years ago. Shortly before 11 a.m. out about the accident Sunon Remembrance Day, the day afternoon, and said he Courtenay woman — who was shocked. “It’s a horrible thing to has not been identified publicly — leaned out of happen to anyone, espeher vehicle at the restau- cially someone you know,” rant’s drive-thru to pick up he added. He said the woman, who money that had fallen to suffered from serious head the ground. The van she was driving injuries, is recovering in a moved forward and pinned Victoria-area hospital and her between the wall of the “smiled and squeezed somedrive-thru and the van door, one’s arm” earlier this week said Const. Nicole Hall of when visitors arrived. Van Dusen and his staff the Comox Valley RCMP. “It hasn’t been deter- are planning a fundraiser mined if she had the vehicle for the former employee in park, but it could be at Nov. 30/Dec. 1 at the pub, some point her foot was on and are collecting items for the brake pedal, and then a silent auction. Anyone her foot released,” Hall said wishing to donate items can earlier this week. “That’s bring them to Tammy at the what we’re looking into, but Whistle Stop in Courtenay. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com it hasn’t been confirmed.”

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Moonlight, Magic this weekend A Moonlight and Magic spectacle tonight (Nov. 16) at 6 will get the first WinterFest in downtown Courtenay off to a fiery start. Vesta Fire Entertainment, a professional community circus, will feature circus, magic, dance, costumes and fire ina live performance at 6 in the lot at Fifth and England. The show goes ahead rain or clear. WinterFest actually begins Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. as downtown Courtenay merchants welcome all visitors with shopping specials. The Comox Valley Art Gallery’s annual Christmas Craft Fair grand opening runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday evening street performers include Blaine Dunaway, Annie Becker, Lots of Laughs and Magical Faces. Kids can stop by the WinterFest Hub at Fifth and England for a free fire-inspired craft activity for all ages between 4:30 and 8. Blaine Dunaway plays the Zocalo Café at 7:30 p.m. And don’t miss popular

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FIFTH AND CLIFFE will be busy during Moonlight and Magic. annual favourite Walk the Windows. Be sure to enter to win a giant shopping spree in downtown Courtenay. On Saturday, special guest street magician Greg Ladret performs at 11 and noon (CVAG plaza) and 1 and 2 (Scotia plaza). The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market at the Native Sons Hall lasts from 9 to noon and an elasmosaur birthday party happens across Cliffe Avenue at the Courtenay and District Museum from 11 till 4. The Fiesta Fair Trade Bazaar at the Filberg Centre happens Saturday and Sunday. There’s live music from 3

to 5 at the Union Street Grill, the Barra MacNeils’ Christmas concert happens at the Sid Williams Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and the Black Swan Fiddlers play at Zocalo at 7:30. The Moonlight and Magic weekend continues Sunday with a second day of the Fiesta bazaar, David Myles at the Sid Williams Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and Daniel Lapp with Caravan live at the Elks Hall in the evening. For details on each weekend’s programming, become a fan of Downtown Courtenay WinterFest on Facebook. — Downtown Courtenay WinterFest

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Times improving for Sid Renee Andor Record Staff

After some tough times over the past couple of years, the Sid Williams Theatre Society reports things are turning around. The society was hit hard in recent years by federal, provincial and BC Gaming cuts, and ticket sales suffered due to the struggling economy. Society president Catherine Miller updated Courtenay council Monday on SWTS operations, revenues and changes at the board level. “It has been a busy and challenging two-and-ahalf years for the Sid Williams Theatre Society,” said Miller. “Demands on the board were extremely elevated but we are pleased with where we are today and with what we have achieved.” Miller noted increased rental rates and increased ticket handling fees, among other changes, have boosted revenues, and SWTS expects to break even for 2012. However, she added breaking even is largely possible thanks to extra funding from the City — the City provided $170,000 in its 2012 budget, up from $130,000 in previous years, and gave the society a one-time amount of $60,000 from gaming funds. “We would like to thank council for showing its commitment to the success of the Sid Williams by approving what was a substantially increased budget request for this year,” she said. “In the medium term we will need to maintain this level of funding until we can rebuild adequate surplus capital reserves.” She noted other Valley

governments gave more funding to the theatre in an effort to help, but the money is not a budgeted line item — so the society must apply and hope each year — and makes up about 10 per cent of governmental contributions to SWTS. “That leaves us with the lion’s share of required government revenues coming from the

There is no ❝ such thing as a selfsufficient community theatre. It does not exist. I don’t think there’s a theatre in this country that is self-sufficient that does not rely to some extent on government support.

Catherine Miller City of Courtenay as our partner,” she said. Coun. Starr Winchester told Miller the Comox Valley Regional District is in the midst of considering a culture function, which could help give some funding stability. “Directors are considering a function for culture and I’m really happy that this is going to happen, and we’re pretty confident that it is — they seem really keen on it,” said Winchester. “So I think that will give you some stability moving forward, too.” Coun. Manno Theos said he could see the society is being proactive and “trying to make the numbers work,” and he asked her if there are any community theatres that don’t rely on government funding. “There is no such thing

as a self-sufficient community theatre. It does not exist. I don’t think there’s a theatre in this country that is self sufficient that does not rely to some extent on government support,” said Miller. “To be honest, this theatre has relied considerably less on government funding than many theatres around the province.” Meanwhile, she noted SWTS will concentrate on how to increase revenues by maximizing capacity and ticket sales, and will focus on attracting more corporate support in the Valley. She added the Sid is looking at bringing more commercial shows in, which provide more revenue. Coun. Doug Hillian asked how non-profit groups have reacted to the increased rental rates — 10 per cent each year over three years for non-profit groups, which started this year, and 30 per cent more for commercial, which started in 2011. Miller said non-profit groups still use the theatre but book less rehearsal time. “They’re still there, they’re still doing their big performance, but instead of taking five days, now they’re taking two, and that leaves us those other three days for example that now we can fill in,” she said. Also, the Sid rebranded itself with a new logo and slogan during the summer and updated the look of its website at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. “These efforts have been met with positive feedback from clients, sponsors and staff, and we are very happy with the results,” said Miller. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Underpromise, overdeliver Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Jim Gordon, longtime managing broker of Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty, is retiring and relinquishing his duties to Marty Douglas, who will assume responsibilities for the Comox and Courtenay offices Dec. 1. Gordon started his career selling real estate in Prince George. During his first year he involved himself with the Cariboo Real Estate board, and the B.C. Real Estate Association. “That was basically to try and get representation for licensees, salespeople, on the board,” said Gordon, a father of two boys and grandfather of three. He worked 10 years at Block Bros. after moving his family to the Comox Valley in 1978. Among his associates was Bill Morrison, a top realtor in the Valley. “Bill heard about the idea of the Re/Max concept and what it did for realtors, and how it created an opportunity for realtors to build their own careers with support and branding, and high remuneration but

without a lot of holdback for the realtors,” Gordon said. Along with Morrison, and brothers Dave and Glen Procter, Gordon opened the Comox Re/Max office in 1987. “We’re actually the oldest Re/Max franchise on Vancouver Island,” Gordon said, noting Re/Max stands for maximum benefit to the client and realtor. “When the client wins, in the long run everybody wins.” The company was up to 10 realtors after the first year, and about 16 after two years. “We had 16 realtors in the top 20 in the Comox Valley at that time,” he said. “It really gave us the nucleus of some good quality people to grow the company on.” The Courtenay office opened about 10 years ago. Along with expanding market imaging and providing better coverage to the Valley, the other motivation was to develop a first-year program to provide training for new realtors. “Over the last 10 years the majority of our growth has come from getting brand new people into the business, and providing

training and support,” Gordon said. “The other goal was to get some younger people in the business so the company would be sustainable... It’s a lot more fun with young realtors.” The company, he added, is always near the top of the market share. “It shows up in the stats,” said Gordon, whose motto over the years was ‘underpromise, overdeliver.’ He and Dave Procter have developed a “tremendous partnership” over the years — one which will continue in another related company during Gordon’s retirement. Douglas became a licensed realtor in 1970. He has chaired the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, the B.C. Real Estate Association, the Real Estate Council of B.C., and the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation. He was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year in 1992. “I’m happy to be leaving it in good hands,” Gordon said. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Comox OKs organic waste project Erin Haluschak Record Staff

A CHURCH BELL from 1929 was hoisted onto a bell tower at Mountain Ridge Tree Farms last Friday. A neighbour gave the bell to owner Erich Penner. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

Grant paying for research North Island College was successful in its application for an Entry Level Innovation Enhancement (IE) grant to fund research into the utilization of hard seabed substrates in salmon aquaculture. This grant was awarded under the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation Program, NIC announced Tuesday. IE grants are designed to foster partnerships between colleges and the private sector that will lead to business innovation at the local, regional and national levels. Specifically, this grant will build North Island College’s applied research and technology transfer capacity to support and collaborate with the Vancouver Island salmon aquaculture industry.

The BC Salmon Farming Association (BCSFA) and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) have identified a need to strengthen capacity in monitoring hard bed substrates where some fish farms are, or may, in the future, be located. This investigation will provide a solid foundation for future industry growth in hard bottom areas. — North Island College

Comox council took the formal step Wednesday of endorsing a contract to begin a one-year pilot project to collect organics from households, resulting in a slight increase in garbage collection rates. At the committee of the whole meeting, council voted in favour of a contract amendment that would increase household garbage collection costs by $1.25 per household per month starting in February 2013, in order to separately collect organics for the Comox Valley Regional District’s pilot program. The kitchen wastes will be brought to a segregated site within the Pidgeon Lake facility, blended with yard waste, covered, and over a three-month period, composted. Coun. Tom Grant inquired why kitchen waste and yard waste cannot be combined curbside. “We’re not paying $65 a tonne tipping fees in our yard waste now, and if we take the yard waste up and do that, that adds a considerable amount of costs,” noted Don Jacquest, the Town’s director of finance. “We collect about 1,400 tonnes of yard waste, so multiply that by $65 a tonne. The yard waste is handled by Emterra and its subcontractor out by the airport and so they process it for much less then the $65 a tonne.” Currently, the pilot project does not involve multi-family residences, and Coun. Barbara Price inquired

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is to divert the organics from the landfill. “I don’t see this as going away. I think we’re just at the very beginning,” she added. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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if the project could be expanded. “At this point the regional district and the contractor ... (are) encouraging us not to do that,” explained Jacquest. “In terms of the output, the input from the kitchen scraps (need to be) satisfactory. There are certain things that can’t go in there, like plastic bags, even if they are biodegradable and compostable, if they want high-quality product at the other side.” For that to work, containers need to come from a single household, he added. “If you have a multihousehold facility and you share containers ... in (this situation), it’s very hard to figure out who put inappropriate material in there, and who is going to take it out and who is going to get rid of it in the garbage,” Jacquest said. Coun. Ken Grant asked about containers for the waste, and who would purchase them. Jacquest noted if good participation is the goal, the Town should provide the containers. “Our own experience of blue bags versus blue boxes was when we switched to the blue bins and we supplied roughly 4,000, it was a considerable expense, but it yielded a tremendous increase in the amount of recyclables that were collected.” He added if the Town wants good participation, then it should consider suppling the

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New City bylaw to control erosion and sediment Record Staff Courtenay council gave first, second and third reading Tuesday to a new bylaw — the Erosion and Sediment Control Bylaw. “The purpose of the bylaw is to protect city infrastructure and water quality, while at the same time reducing the costs of maintaining the city drainage systems,” said City sustainability planner Allan Gornall, adding erosion control is required in the City’s Soil Removal Bylaw and the Tree Management and Protection Bylaw. “However, these bylaws do not provide a clear requirement of what is needed to effectively implement, monitor and enforce erosion and sediment control.” He added the new bylaw would create a “level playing field in the development indus-

try” when it comes to erosion and sediment control. A staff report noted many developers take care to protect watersheds and invest resources into adequate erosion and sediment control measures, but not all are “fully engaged and committed to this practice.” According to the report, lack of control measures in construction activities can lead to erosion of soils, which end up accumulating in the city’s drainage system and watercourses. Besides being costly to clean the drainage systems, sediment is considered harmful in fish-bearing waterways, according to the Federal Fish Act. Gornall noted the next step is to get some feedback from the development community and other stakeholders. The public will also be notified of the draft bylaw via the City’s website at www.

courtenay.ca. The bylaw was developed over the past two years in consultation with Convening for Action on Vancouver Island (CAVI), the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, among other groups. The bylaw is expected to come back before council in January. Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard moved to send a letter to all local governments in the Comox Valley encouraging them to adopt similar bylaws. It was carried unanimously. ••• Coun. Jon Ambler told council the East Courtenay Fire Hall select committee has met and has plenty of learning to do during the first few meetings. “And then following that, we’ll be able to come back to council with the scope and

scale and complexity of the issue fully understood,” he added. “And then when we come back to council we can come back with a plan that will show timelines and deliverables.” Ambler will chair the committee, and Couns. Manno Theos and Bill Anglin are also members, as well as City director of financial services Tillie Manthey and Courtenay fire chief Don Bardonnex. Courtenay’s strategic plan calls for a new fire hall in East Courtenay in the coming years due to growth in the area. ••• Communication between the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association and the Comox Valley Economic Development Society is apparently improving. DCBIA president Mark Middleton noted

communication troubles back in September and Coun. Doug Hillian asked Coun. Bill Anglin, who is council liaison to both groups, how things are going now. “Communication — all organizations I think struggle with it sometimes, and that’s certainly one thing from the CVEDS side that they’re working on,” said Anglin. “And the DCBIA is always willing to step to the plate and provide their thoughts and directions in terms of what both the City and the Economic Develop-

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ACTOR KIM CATTRALL (second from left) is seen during her induction with committee members Jackie Green, Dave Durrant and Erik Eriksson (behind).

Walk needs nominations The Comox Valley Walk of Achievement is looking for nominations for 2013. “We have our honouree selected for a ceremony Nov. 30,” says Dave Durrant, WAC committee member. “What we are looking for is nominations for this honour in 2013,” he added. The Comox Valley Walk of Achievement committee is calling for nominations for worthy recipients for 2013. Each year the organization honours a worthy Comox Valley citizen who has achieved distinction in their field of endeavour which includes a recognition ceremony, followed by the unveiling of a personal plaque located on a sidewalk location in downtown Courtenay. Honourees to date are Red Robinson, Dr. Fred Leung, Dr. Robert Smith, Stan Hagen, Comox Valley

Olympians, author Jack Hodgins and actor Kim Cattrall. “The Walk of Achievement is a unique way of recognizing Comox Valley residents who have made significant and lasting contributions in their professional or personal lives,” says Durrant. “We’re proud of all our people,” adds committee member Neil Havers. “The submissions we receive represent incredible people who have achieved amazing things in their lives,” comments committee member Eric Eriksson. Nominations can be mailed to Comox Valley Walk of Achievement, 391-11th St., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 1S4. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013. — Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Dr. Kal Holsti and Marilyn Wan’s generous donation of land to the Islands Trust Fund has become Denman Island’s newest nature reserve. The new Valens Brook Nature Reserve protects a portion of its namesake waterway — a salmon-bearing creek that runs through a lush, maturing forest of cedars, firs, ferns and sedges. Kal and Marilyn protected their property out of concern for the future of Valens Brook. Since Kal purchased the property in 1969 the once rural wilderness surrounding the property has changed significantly through subdivision, development and increasing pressures on groundwater. “The area surrounding Valens Brook is visually impressive and offers complete solitude when we visit,” said Kal. “With subdivision crowding, habitat destruction, septic leaks and other water contamination, we’re worried the pressures of suburbanization threatens the integrity of the waterway and surrounding forest and

habitat. The best way to protect the area is to donate it to a land trust like the Islands Trust Fund who can manage it in a manner to protect, in perpetuity, its unique characteristics.” Valens Brook is shared by many landowners, travelling through a number of narrow properties before emptying into Baynes Sound on the southwest side of Denman Island. Although this donation protects only a portion of the watershed, Marilyn and Kal hope their act of conservation is the first of many. “Our neighbour introduced the dream of creating a green belt surrounding Valens Brook from its origins

to the sea, protecting the waterway by means of covenants and, we hope, more donations to the Islands Trust Fund,” said Kal. “Our first priority was to protect the habitat on our land and create a place that others can enjoy. “And if we can serve as a model to others, so much the better for all Denman Islanders and visitors.” Marilyn and Kal protected the land using Section 99, a little-known tool in BC’s Land Title Act that allowed them to subdivide and retain a portion of their property for their own personal use without the usual subdivision approval process. The couple certified

their donation through Environment Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program, reducing the capital gains tax normally payable after owning a property for more than 30 years. “The scarcity of publicly owned land on the islands means that private landowners hold the key to protecting the beauty and vitality of our island environments,” said Tony Law, chair of the trust fund board. “This gift of land, involving a Section 99 subdivision and the Ecological Gifts program, demonstrates how using available tools can support the commitment of private landowners to ecosystem protection.” — Islands Trust

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Past revealed in mariner’s diary Ethnohistorical researchers Linda Dorricott and Deirdre Cullon will present a one-hour illustrated lecture based on findings associated with the recent publication of the hitherto little-known and untapped diary of Capt. G.H. Richards. Richards surveyed the Vancouver Island coast aboard HMS Plumper and HMS Hecate between 1860 and 1862. Dorricott and Cullen’s research provides an indispensable record on the state and composition of the Comox Val-

ley’s ecosystems. The Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards: The Vancouver Island Survey (1860-1862) has provided both the public and scholars with a rare insight into the ecology and cultural anthropology of Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley prior to the arrival of the first European settlers. It includes parts of the journal of Second Master John Gowlland who provides a unique view into the natural history of the Comox Valley. This research

enhances our understanding of the treaty negotiations, aboriginal land and research use, the archeology, the development of First Nation archives and legal actions. It also provides an illuminating insight into the mindset of the Europeans who first mapped and planned the early development of the Valley. This lecture will be accompanied with a book-signing. It will take place this Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre. — Comox Valley Nature

The Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial COMOX VALLEY PHYSIOTHERAPISTS Dan Belcher and Gord McIlroy draw attention to the annual Movember campaign.

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Valley physios are growing Movember moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and mental health initiatives. The participants include Dan Belcher, Eddy Betinol, Steve Schmidt, David Da Silva, Trevor Wilson, Gord McIlroy, Jamie McDowell and Ben Chatterson. Along with growing facial hair, the physios have circulated a poster containing their mug shots at each of their clinics. “We’re just trying to make patients and people in general aware of men’s health, and getting men out to have their prostates checked

and stay on top of their health issues,” Belcher said. Each clinic is raising funds. The public can also donate to any of the physios at c a . m o v e m b e r. c o m . Their collective goal is to raise $8,000. Movember — which began in Melbourne, Australia — has more than 1.9 million mo bros and mo sistas

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Council orders shift in bylaw enforcement Restorative justice model will be incorporated Scott Stanfield Record Staff

In a 3-1 vote Cumberland council adopted a bylaw enforcement policy that includes the use of restorative justice techniques through the Community Justice Centre. Both the complainant and the alleged violator would need to agree to the method and waive confidentiality rights. “It gives some guidance to the new bylaw enforcement officer,” Coun. Roger Kishi said at Tuesday’s meeting. Because it does not have the resources to regularly inspect properties and enforce bylaws, the Village needs to rely on complaints from the public. Complainants need to agree to testify in court, a part of the policy that concerns Mayor Leslie Baird, who worries people might be afraid to lodge a complaint. Coun. Kate Greening opposed adoption. ••• Council gave first reading to a minimum one-per-cent increase in water and sewer/ storm utility fees for 2013. The impact on

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Responders ready if mercury drops When snow, sub-zero temperatures, rain, or harsh winds hit the Valley, many of us curl up with a hot cup of coffee and a good book. Thankfully, a dedicated group of organizations maintain emergency housing for the homeless. The combination of extreme cold and driving wet rain or snow can pose a threat to the health and safety of our vulnerable homeless population. Five years ago, this concern brought the Extreme Weather Response (EWR) into effect in the Comox Valley. The Comox Valley’s extreme weather shelter beds are funded through BC Housing’s Extreme Weather Response Program. This provincial program enables

communities to temporarily increase emergency shelter capacity. These program funds are limited to extreme weather from Nov. 1 to March 31. The Assistance to Shelter Act, which became law in B.C. in 2009, gives the RCMP the ability to assist a homeless person on the street during an extreme weather situation by bringing them to a shelter or connecting them with a shelter worker. EWR’s temporary Extreme Weather Shelter is operated through the Salvation Army’s year-round emergency shelter on Pidcock Avenue in Courtenay. Additional beds are made available when the Extreme Weather Response is activated. This helps ensure that safe overnight housing

Town hall on health by NDP BC NDP health critic Mike Farnworth will talk about practical steps to improve health care at a town hall meeting in Courtenay on Thursday. “Health care is a key concern in a community like ours, where there is a high population of retired people but inadequate resources for home and community care,” said Comox Valley NDP candidate Kassandra Dycke. “I am really pleased to host Mike Farnworth at our town hall so we can have a real dialogue about practical ways to change health care for the better.” Dycke, who has spent months canvassing door to door throughout the Valley, said she hears a great deal of concern about the Liberal government’s spending priorities. “How can the Liberals find $15 million for self-promoting television ads while our seniors have trouble getting the home support they need?” she asked. “The Liberal priorities are backwards.” Dycke said the town hall meeting Nov. 22 is a great opportunity for people to share their concerns and ideas. The town hall takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Evergreen seniors lounge of the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay. Everyone is welcome. — NDP

SHELTER happens quickly, and in a way that people lacking transportation or social skills can easily access its service. When the EWR is activated, the message is fanned out to the many organizations throughout the Valley in contact with homeless individuals. It is also posted on the EWR website at www. comoxvalleyewp.com. These organizations include the RCMP, St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Salvation Army, CV Transition Society, Canadian Red Cross, AIDS Vancouver Island, the Wachiay Friendship Centre, the Northgate Foursquare Church and Cold Weather Outreach. Last year, with the

increased number of high-wind days in March, the wind chill dropped well below zero and the EWR was called several days. When the sun was shining during the day, the wind whipped wildly at night; it was a busy time for the three volunteers who daily tried to predict the weather and the need to activate or deactivate EWR’s status. During the 20112012 winter season, 164 EWR bed nights were catalogued during the 80 days that EWR was called (up from 51 days the previous year). The average nightly stay was 2.1 persons. Separate from EWR, the year-round Pidcock House Emergency Shelter has 11 beds for men and six beds for

women. It also has a welcoming dining room where breakfast and supper is served. The Comox Valley’s Extreme Weather Response shelter can take up to 30 persons aged 19 and older. Overflow from the Salvation Army shelter have previously been housed at the Northgate Foursquare Church). Minors, under the age of 19 must be referred to the Ministry of Children and Families. Due to the cold weather circumstances that led to providing Extreme Weather Shelter beds, clients are not asked to leave without offering an alternative shelter option when EWR is in effect. — Comox Valley’s Extreme Weather Protocol

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Food going to families The Thrifty Foods annual Food For Families drive is underway in all 29 stores with a goal to provide fresh food to 16 B.C. food banks this holiday season. “Food For Families provides Thrifty Foods customers with the option of adding a $5, $10, or $20 gift voucher to their order at the till,” says Jeff Ackinclose, Thrifty Foods Crown Isle store manager. “This is a great program that I have seen bring out the generosity of our community in other locations, and I’m looking forward to seeing it take off at our new Courtenay store this year.” In 2011, the Food For Families fundraiser provided $206,000 to local food banks and has provided over $800,000 since the program began. “We’re hopeful that this will be a record year for Food For Families in the Comox Valley,” says Brent Hobden, community ministries director of the Comox Valley Salvation Army. — Thrifty Foods

HARD-WORKING ELVES HANDLE donations that they will transform into Christmas gifts for Comox Valley children.

Elves accepting donations This year, Santa has workshop on Fifth Street Santa’s Workshop is up and running and is open for used toy donations, cash donations and bicycles. The new location this year is 877 Fifth St. in Courtenay. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays. Please look through your ‘old’ inventory and bring it down to the workshop. The elves fix and repair almost every-

thing that comes in. There are now drop boxes placed at the following locations: • Walmart; • London Drugs; • Dollarama at Driftwood Mall; • Fabricland; • Habitat for Humanity; • Scotia Bank, Comox; • Coastal Community Credit Union, Comox;

• Comox Centre Mall; • Courtenay and District Museum; • Curves, Courtenay. For years, the elves at Santa’s Workshop have taken donations of toys, bicycles and cash, turning them into Christmas gifts for Comox Valley children who might otherwise go without. — Santa’s Workshop

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Time to go crackers for YANA YANA (You Are Not Alone) has completed its annual Christmas Cracker workshop blitz. Due to the incredible response from the public, YANA was able to reach its goal of 5,000 crackers in record time, and even had to cancel the last two volunteer sessions because they finished early. Christmas Crackers are now on sale in the Comox Valley. There are 50 prizes in all, with the main prize a white gold solitaire diamond ring valued at $2,400. This is made possible through the generosity of Mark the Gold Guy from Comox Valley Pawnbrokers.

Credit Unions in the Comox Valley; • ‘Beyond’ the Kitchen Door; • Blush Salon & Spa; • Mosaic Eye Care; •Driftwood Mall Christmas Tree display (starting Nov. 20). The Christmas Cracker campaign helps YANA assist Comox Valley families that must travel to receive medical care for their sick children. YANA has helped Comox Valley families since 1986. It also has four fully stocked apartments in Vancouver for families to stay in when visiting BC Children’s Hospital. — You Are Not Alone

Once Mark chooses the ring, goldsmith Tim Haley of Simply Timeless appraises and sizes it for the lucky winner. YANA thanks all those volunteers who stopped by for dropin and group sessions, without whose help the goal could not have been reached. Christmas Crackers cost $2.50 each and are sold at the following locations: • Cumberland Credit Union; • Seeds Food Market; • Comox Credit Union; • Comox Community Centre; • Harbourview Dental; • Otter’s Kitchen Cove; • All Coastal Community

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Students show I Can spirit Donations will be accepted up until Dec. 7 at École Puntledge Park Take a tour of École Puntledge Park elementary school this year and you will notice something new. The Puntledge staff and students are sharing their ‘I Can’ spirit. Last school year, teachers Doug David and Nick Moore introduced their Grade 5/6 class to the ‘I Can’ initiative. The concept came from Kiran Bir Sethi, a teacher in India who challenged her students to make a difference in their local communities. The movement became infectious and as a result millions of children in India were identifying problems in their communities and developing strategies to solve those problems. Inspired by Kiran Bir Sethi’s remarkable TED talk, the Puntledge Grade 5/6 students began developing their own I Can projects by identifying issues in their community and implementing strategies to make a difference. Within a short time, the I Can spirit had spread around the school district and other intermediate students were embarking on initiatives to support their larger community. Fast forward a year

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ÉCOLE PUNTLEDGE PARK students are collecting items to create Christmas gift bags for homeless people. later and Puntledge Park has taken the lead from Mr. Moore and Mr. David’s class to undertake I Can challenges schoolwide. Mme. Chantal Stefan, is a student teacher at Puntledge Park and also the founder of the non-profit organization Everybody Deserves a Smile. EDAS’ volunteers help kindness grow in a hands-on way throughout communities across Vancouver Island. One of EDAS’ annual projects is to provide homeless people in the Comox Valley with a Christmas Care Package during the holiday season. With Mme. Stefan’s experience, the students and staff members are ready to show their I Can spirit by

supporting the homeless this Christmas. “We challenged students at the beginning of this school year to take on I Can projects. This is a great example of I Can as every student in our school will be making a contribution to this effort,” noted Puntledge principal Kevin Reimer. In the coming weeks all students at Puntledge Park will create gift bags, Christmas cards, and taking collections of donated items to fill the bags. With more than 460 students in the school Puntledge students will be able to supply a Christmas Care Package for every homeless person in the Comox Valley and many in Victoria as well. To make this I Can

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NIC students inviting you to Casino Night Four North Island College tourism students are hosting a Vegas-themed Casino Night to fundraise for a field trip in the winter semester. It will take place this Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Comox Lions Den at 1729 Comox Ave. The evening will include casino games, a silent auction,

dancing, snacks and a photo booth. Guests will be given an envelope of funny money to play the casino games upon arrival. This money will later be used in the silent auction. Local businesses have donated a variety of items for the auction. Each ticket will also be entered to win a door prize at

the end of the night. All money raised goes towards a student field trip in which they will learn the ins and outs of the tourism industry. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults. They can be purchased at Laughing Oyster Bookshop or by calling 250-6503563.

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Elasmosaur celebrating It’s the elasmosaur’s birthday once again. Last year, over 300 people attended this event. This year the old

fossil will be 80 million and 24 years old. To celebrate this and other wonderful discoveries, the Cour-

Funmobile in Comox ParticipACTION’S Funmobile comes to the Comox Community Centre on Monday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. As part of the ParticipACTION and Healthy Families BC Bring Back Play campaign, the Funmobile will bring active games to BC kids and their families, encouraging them to share the type of play that used to be part of every childhood, and offering a healthy alternative to video games and screen time. Children of all ages, parents and teachers are encouraged to join Comox Recreation and ParticipACTION staff for: • Fun games and activities; • Resources for parents and teachers; • Funmobile and photo opportunities; In case of inclement weather, the free event will be moved indoors. — Comox Recreation

tenay Museum will host a birthday party this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect cake-cutting at noon, cookies, juice, crafts and more. Come see new exhibits, some of which are still under construction. There will be dinosaur movies on the big screen all day. Bring your fossils for identification. Admission to the museum is by donation and it is located at 207 Fourth St. in the old post office building downtown Courtenay. Call 250-334-0686 for more information, or check out courtenay museum.ca. — Courtenay and District Museum oss ! diio l d! t ud orld Sstu w or i nn e W t t i th e ghh r r th uaug v eve T aTll lol O aA

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Sore muscles come with big grins Habitat for Humanity build co-ordinator Peter Sanderson promised Torry and Sons Plumbing and Heating Build Day volunteers sore muscles and big grins. They got just what they were promised — and were delighted for it. Over three recent Saturdays, Torry and Son’s employee volunteers were at the Habitat for Humanity site on Piercy braving the rain, wind, mud and a little sunshine to assist in the construction of the duplex units slated for occupation soon by six lucky families. To date, the Torry and Sons volunteers have

clocked over 60 hours of donated time to the project. Some of the volunteers would usually be working in the offices of Torry and Sons and some are Red Sealcertified skilled trades working in the field for the company throughout Vancouver Island. Together they laced up steel-toed boots and donned hard hats to dig ditches, lay piping, erect scaffolding, nail on insulation and prepare for the next phase of construction. As well as the staff volunteering their time and muscles to the project, Torry and Sons has donated addi-

tional skilled labour and materials to install plumbing in two units as well as install ducting and heat recovery ventilators in two units. Heating suppliers Carrier, Nu-Air, and Goodman/Amana generously offered free or nearly free HRVs for the project while plumbing partner Andrew Sheret secured tubs and faucets through their supplier, Hytec. In total, the value of the Torry and Sons donation of volunteer time, skilled labour/ material donation and supplier provided equipment tops $16,000. “Generous commu-

nity-based partnerships such as this one between Torry and Sons and Habitat for Humanity are key to the success of delivering on our mission to eliminate substandard housing on the Island and around the world,” says Tom Beshr from Habitat for Humanity. “Thank you to everyone at Torry and Sons for the leadership and vision that you have demonstrated, to make our community a place that provides for those who are prepared to help themselves. “We cannot achieve the building of these homes without the amazing support from Torry and Sons and the rest of our community. Our goal is to get our first family into their home before Christ-

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LUSH moved into vacated building Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Just over a week after closing its doors, the local food bank found a temporary home to continue serving the community. At the same time, its former Piercy Avenue location was taken over by the LUSH Valley Food Action Society. The building was to be renovated and reborn as LUSH Valley, The Hub. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: The controversial Sandwick/Headquarters portion of Areas A and B was swallowed up by the City of Courtenay a week before residents were supposed to vote on that very issue in the

A LOOK BACK

SCOTT

STANFIELD municipal election. An application from the City to include the area into its boundaries sparked much dissension on both sides of the boundary for about a year and had been going to referendum in the election. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: About 50 postal workers were on the brink of a strike as the Record went to press. A nationwide walkout by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) was postponed 24 hours after Canada Post president Georges Clermont offered to kickstart the

Announcing The Crown Isle Medical Clinic

Opening Early 2013 in the Crown Isle Plaza by the new Thrifty Foods

Dr. James Ingrey is a family physician in the Comox Valley. Joining the Crown Isle Clinic Dr. Sharmeen Mazaheri and Dr. Stephen Burgess.

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stalled talks. Job security was the union’s top issue. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Seething Old Orchard residents stormed out of Courtenay City Hall after council approved a seniors’ condo in the neighbourhood. “This is a hose job! You didn’t listen to the people!” one resident raged. “You are in council. Please leave,” Mayor

Ron Webber said. Some claimed the building at Cliffe and Second would ruin the character of the neighbourhood. Others said it would give seniors a chance to live near downtown. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: The City was proceeding with the most disadvantaged of four alternatives for the Courtenay Airpark land, according to a confidential report.

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The Record is pleased to recognize Camryn Hockley for her excellent work in newspaper delivery to homes omes in the Courtenay area. Camryn mryn is 10 years old and attends ds Valley View Elementary School. Her favourite thingg to do is play hockey, she’s e’s been playing for six years ars and really enjoys it. Shee loves to draw, babysit and hang out with friends nds at the movies, the mall and the arena, loves ves to roller blade with ith friends and family. Congratulations Cammryn and enjoy your ur gifts from thesee community-minded d businesses.

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Mayor George Cochrane said the publicly funded report was kept from the public “because it was only preliminary.” Included among the four alternatives was council’s preference — a realigned airstrip alongside a public park.

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Avoiding GE and GMO foods It seems the final paragraph in my past article on the definitions of GE and GMO may have left a few readers dazed and confused. I did say I would post more information on my website but, well...life happens. So, perhaps for the best, I add more info here in this column. I had stated, “... we should definitely be wary of the GMO (genetically modified organism) designation.” This is because the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) has deemed this title to include those foods that have been genetically engineered, as well as those that have been bred in the tradition manner... which is really what GMO stands for. It is therefore imperative you check the food items you buy if you want to keep GE foods off your plate. But how can we know if a particular food is GE or not? The CFIA certainly has not gone to bat for us in the labelling department. Companies are not legally required to declare whether their product contains a GMO ingredient or not. Even the laws governing “organic” designation are a tad lax. Legally, a company can put “organic” on their label as long as 95 per cent of the ingredients are non-GMO. That leaves a win-

DUCHESS OF DIRT

LESLIE COX dow for your favourite organic chocolate bar to contain some genetically modified sugar. And highly likely, too, since 95 per cent of sugar beets, one main source of sugar, grown in the Untied States

boasts a sticker with a five-digit number and it starts with an 8, it is a genetically modified squash. If your oranges also have a five-digit number but it starts with a 9, that means those oranges have been grown organically. Most stores in our area use this PLU code system for their produce but this is not always the case. Yup... you guessed. In Cana-

Legally, a company can put ❝ ‘organic’ on their label as long as 95 per cent of the ingredients are non-GMO. That leaves a window for your favourite organic chocolate bar to contain some genetically modified sugar. Leslie Cox

is GMO...according to 2010 statistics. And just so you know...93 per cent of canola and over 85 per cent of the corn grown in the States are genetically modified. Canada is not without our fair share of these crops too, by the way. So, again, how can we know what the heck we are buying? When it comes to produce, the PLU sticker on your apples or avocados will give you a clue. If it is a four-digit number... it is a crop that has been grown using conventional agricultural methods, which may or may not have involved pesticides at some point. If your squash

da, this system is voluntary. And, there are no federal regulations governing these stickers or even what constitutes a PLU sticker. One piece of good news: if a sticker is used, you can rest assured the information number on it is accurate, according to

Allison Jorgens, a professional home economist who worked in the food manufacturing industry as a food label specialist. Oh boy. It’s a jungle in the grocery store. Far better to grow your food in your own back yard where you have control of what goes into your veggies and fruits. Sorry. Better think again. What about the seeds you have to buy? With Monsanto owning as much as 80 per cent of the seed industry now, I have a hard time giving them my money. Especially since they keep a “war chest” with which they take small farmers to court. It is definitely “buyer beware” out there. And I promise, there will be more information about this subject on my website very soon! Leslie Cox co-owns Growing Concern Cottage Garden in Black Creek. Her website is at www.duchessofdirt. ca and her column appears every second Friday in the Record.

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TOWN OF COMOX

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW AND THE ZONING BYLAW, AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A PHASED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BYLAW A Public Hearing will be held at:

d’Esterre House 1801 Beaufort Avenue Comox, B.C. on: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 time: 7:00 pm This Public Hearing will be held to consider the following proposed Bylaws: BYLAW NO. 1734 In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw No. 1734 (Comox Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2011 Amendment No. 1, 2012) is to amend Comox Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2011 to: 1.

Designate as within Development Permit Area (DPA) # 10 Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron Nesting Sites/Perching Trees Lot 12, Section 3, Comox District, Plan 3726 and Strata Lots 1 to 52 Section 3 Comox District Strata Plan VIS3836 together with an interest in the common property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the strata lot as shown on form 1 as shown shaded in MAP 1.

MAP 1 Lot 12, Section 3, Comox District, Plan 3726 (221 Glacier View Drive) Strata Lots 1 to 52 Section 3 Comox District Strata Plan VIS3836 together with an interest in the common property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the strata lot as shown on form 1 (2275 Comox Avenue) BYLAW NO. 1735 In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw No. 1735 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 80, 2012) is to amend Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw 1377 to: 1. rezone from R1.1 Single-Family to CD 16 Comprehensive Development 16: 221 Glacier View Drive Lot 12, Section 3, Comox District, Plan 3726 shown shaded on MAP 2; and 2. permit a maximum 0.8 metre projection into a required interior side setback of awnings, sunshades, canopies, pilasters, cornices, eaves, gutters, leaders, sills, steps, chimneys, bay windows, balconies, porches, or ornamental features in the CD 16 zone;

MAP 2 Lot 12, Section 3, Comox District, Plan 3726 (221 Glacier View Drive)

Annual General Meeting Fanny Bay Harbour Authority Monday, Dec 10, 2012 OAP Hall, Fanny Bay 4:30 p.m.

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BYLAW NO. 1736 In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw No. 1736 (Comox Phased Development Agreement No. 6: 221 Glacier View Drive, Authorization Bylaw, 2012) is to establish a Phased Development Agreement between the developer, 0876124 B.C. Ltd., Inc No. BC0876124 and the Town of Comox for the provision of the following amenities in relation to the development of Lot 12, Section 3, Comox District, Plan 3726 shown shaded on MAP 2: 1. contribution of $10,873.00 to the Town’s Affordable Housing Reserve Fund; 2. construction of residential buildings in keeping with sustainable development standards; 3. construction of a minimum of one dwelling in accordance with the Town’s 4. Adaptable Housing Standards; 5. provision of 220 volt connections for charging electric cars in proposed carport area; 6. sound attenuation construction standards for facades facing Comox Avenue; 7. Glacier View Drive infrastructure improvements including crosswalk marking, pavement widening, on-street parking; and sidewalk construction; and 8. tree retention. The Phased Development Agreement will limit the Town’s ability to change the permitted uses, conditions of use, density, parcel area, parcel coverage, height and stories, and required setback regulations applicable to Lot 12, Section 3, Comox District, Plan 3726 pursuant to Bylaw No. 1735 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 80, 2012) for a term of ten years. The proposed development on Lot 12, Section 3, Comox District, Plan 3726 is for a 7 unit multi-family development comprised of three detached dwellings and one four-unit townhouse. The Phased Development Agreement may be assigned to another developer of Lot 12, Section 3, Comox District, Plan 3726 if the Town agrees.

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Copies of proposed Bylaw Nos. 1734, 1735, and 1736 along with the existing Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws and other information relevant to the proposed bylaws are available for public inspection at the Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excepting Statutory Holidays from the date of the publication of this Notice up to and including November 21, 2012.

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At the Public Hearing, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person, by their representatives or by written submission on all matters contained in the proposed Bylaws. Persons wishing to make written submissions in advance of the Public Hearing may do so by mail to 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9, by fax to 250-339-7110, or by e-mail to council@comox.ca, as long as the submission: 1. is received before 4:00 p.m. on November 21, 2012; 2. is addressed to Mayor and Council; 3. identifies the bylaw or bylaws under consideration in the subject line of a letter or email; and 4. includes the name and address of the person making the submission. Each such person is solely responsible to ensure that their submission is received on time. The Town will not issue any acknowledgement of receipt of such submissions. Legal considerations prevent the Town of Comox Council from considering any representations after closure of the Public Hearing.

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Businesses seek community support PixelPoint Design & Consulting and Pomfennworks Studio are seeking votes to become finalists in Small Business BC’s Successful You Awards Contest. In order to move on in the contest as top 10 finalists, the two companies need to gain as many votes as possible on the Successful You Awards website by Nov. 30. PixelPoint Design and Consulting is a Comox-based website and graphic design firm that specializes in advertising strategies for small businesses. They are up against 21 B.C. businesses vying for the Best Online Marketer Award. The award recognizes creativity, originality and appeal in e-mail and social media marketing campaigns. Pomfennworks Studio is a resource centre for practising artists, performers and writers in Courtenay; encouraging and initiating public and private projects with the needs of the community in mind. Pomfennworks is nominated for the Best Community Impact Award, acknowledg-

ing a business that takes positive action to invest in its community, and the Best Company Award, recognizing the business that best demonstrates exceptional leadership as well as a proven track record of growth and profitability. The 10th annual contest celebrates the top small businesses from across B.C. Entrepreneurs will be awarded in six diverse categories for contributions they make within their communities and to the greater economy. To vote for PixelPoint Design and Consulting and Pomfennworks Studio, visit www.successfulyouawards.com. The top 10 highest voted nominees will be announced as finalists Dec. 13, then go on to submit an application which judges will use to decide the top five finalists from each category, announced Jan. 30. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony Feb. 28 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. Nominations are open until Nov. 30. Visit www.successfulyou.ca.

There were almost 100 nominations for the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Top 40 Under 40 award recognition event in October. While nominees came from a variety of educational backgrounds and business sectors, there was one commonality amongst the entire group: all faced challenges of being aspiring young professionals (or students) during tough economic times. The chamber invites the community to another event on Nov. 29 that will celebrate the achievements of some of the honorees. In addition to a great meal, the Winners’ Circle Networking Lunch will feature a panel discussion featuring four of the finalists. “Given the outstand-

ing list of individuals that we had to choose from, we had a really, really, difficult time selecting just four of the Top 40 Under 40 award recipients for this event,” said Dianne Hawkins, chamber president/CEO. “In the end, we selected two men and two women, each representing different sectors of industry, trade, commerce and community spirit in the Comox Valley. Kim Bannerman-Pigott, co-owner of Fox & Bee Studio, is a self-employed freelance writer, author and all all-round creative type. In her role as a senior mortgage consultant, MacKenzie Gartside, Verico Select Mortgages, has insight on home buying and finances. “Mike Manara,

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Compelling argument still needed from railway backers At first glance, restoring passenger rail service on Vancouver Island is a positive move. A well-run service would ease pressure on the heavily used Malahat Drive and provide a more environmentally friendly transportation option, getting residents out of their cars. But a lot of questions still don’t have answers, including whether the service is even viable on the Island. The Regional District of Nanaimo gave preliminary approval this week to a request by the Island Corridor Foundation for a $945,000, one-time, grant-in-aid, contingent on ICF’s ability to produce a solid commitment from VIA Rail to reinstate the passenger service. The money is part of $20.4-million for railway upgrades that would allow a daily passenger service to run between Courtenay and Victoria. The RDN is one of five regional districts asked to pony up so work can get started on the upgrades. Three have already approved their portion of the contribution. On top of regional district contributions, the provincial and federal governments have kicked in $15 million collectively, the rail operator is paying $500,000 and the foundation would pursue financing from lenders for the remaining $2.2 million. The ICF is asking taxpayers to invest in passenger rail, but the question remains whether the Island has enough people willing to use this service to make it a viable business venture in the long-term. And is this the end of the money train? Current funds would bring the track up to safety standards for the next 10 years, but then what? The foundation needs to show this is a solid business, one that taxpayers won’t be continually asked to subsidize. Nanaimo News Bulletin

Record Question of the Week This week: Two-thirds of respondents said they are concerned about an HEU strike that could affect up to 1,000 health workers in the Comox Valley. Next week: Are you wearing a moustache, real or fake, during Movember? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Dr. Kal Holsti and Marilyn Wan’s generous donation W of land to the Islands Trust Fund has become Denman Island’s newest nature reserve.

The frightening injury suffered by a Courtenay woman in a local drivethru is a shocking reminder that we cannot take anything for granted in our lives.

MP explains FIPA agreement Dear editor, There has been considerable comment recently about the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement that Canada negotiated with China. Please note that this agreement is not a trade agreement but an agreement concerning investment. This treaty is designed to protect Canadian investors in China through stable, predictable rules and to protect them against discriminatory and arbitrary practices without diminishing Canadian governments’ ability to legislate for Canadian purposes. The world sees Canada as a safe and profitable place to invest. Our abundant natural resources provide attractive business opportunity. It is an opportune time to use this interest in Canada to negotiate fair access to markets and investment opportunities in other countries. The Canadian system of laws and legal appeals provides fair treatment once a foreign entity has met the Investment Canada Act for both the “net benefit test” for acquisitions and for national security concerns with respect to investment. Decisions by Canada under the Investment Canada Act are excluded from challenge under the agreement. The main purpose of a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement is to ensure Canadian investors in a foreign jurisdiction greater protection against discriminatory and wholly arbitrary practices, provide adequate and prompt compensation in the event of an expropriation and enhance predictability of the policy framework affecting investors and their investments

ments under the Investment Canada Act to ensure they provide a net benefit to Canadians and that our national security is not compromised is preserved. It is important to note that, under this treaty, Chinese investors in Canada must obey all of the laws and regulations of Canada, just as any Canadian must. In short, the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement is similar to the 24 investment treaties Canada has implemented with What the agreement does investment partners. NOT do is impair Canada’s We join countries ability to regulate and legislate such as New Zealand, Germany, the Nethin areas such as the environerlands, Belgium and ment, culture, safety, health and Japan, which have conservation. all signed investment John Duncan treaties with China on terms that are similar to or in most includes language on transcases less favourable than the parency of dispute settlement terms we have negotiated with proceedings. It is Canada’s longChina. standing policy that all dispute Finally, in 2008, the Conservaresolutions should be open to the tive government introduced the public and that the submissions unprecedented process of putting made by the parties be available Canadian international treaties to the public. to the scrutiny of the House of Under the agreement, any Commons. Every single treaty is decision emanating from dispute now tabled in the house for 21 resolution would be made public. days to give the opposition an What the agreement does opportunity to debate the treaty. NOT do is impair Canada’s abilJohn Duncan ity to regulate and legislate in Editor’s note: John Duncan is areas such as the environment, the Conservative MP for Vancouculture, safety, health and conver Island North. servation. Furthermore, Canada’s See more letters about this ability to review foreign investissue on page A25. in the foreign jurisdiction. The agreement also ensures that all investment disputes are resolved under international arbitration, ensuring that adjudications are independent and fair. Canadian investors in China will no longer have to rely on the Chinese legal system to have their disputes resolved. Ours is the first bilateral investment agreement that China has signed that expressly

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Why secrecy, ramrod style? Dear editor, A Chinese state-owned company invests in Raven Coal. The mine proposal gets turned down for environmental reasons, so the company sues. A secret tribunal decides Canada must pay the loss of profits that the company expected from the entire life of the mine. Canadian taxpayers pay China millions and millions. That scenario could become reality if Stephen Harper ratifies the secretive and extreme Canada-China FIPA investor agreement, which he could No studies on do at any time. Canadian the risks, no reports, courts are gen- no thoughtful diserally fair and course or debate, just almost always a secret deal with a open. At least we usually get powerful dictatorjustice and see ship that will last justice being until our grandchildone. But FIPA dren are adults. suits will be Jamie Bowman heard by secret tribunals, made up of appointees, with no appeal to the Supreme Court. We would never see the reasons for judgment or even know the arguments made. No studies on the risks, no reports, no thoughtful discourse or debate, just a secret deal with a powerful dictatorship that will last until our grandchildren are adults. If it’s so good, why can’t we at least talk about it? Why the secrecy and dictatorial style? No one wants our state affairs carried on like in a politburo or a Mafia meeting. So, I am sending a copy of this letter to our Member of Parliament, John Duncan, asking him to take our message to his boss, Mr. Harper: Don’t do it! Be true to Canada! Canadians, especially your true-blue Conservative base, do not want our rights sold to China! Jamie Bowman, Comox

No debate and no vote either Dear editor, More than 75,000 Canadians across political lines signed a petition opposing the Canada-China FIPA trade deal. A huge contingent of Canadians (not foreigners or radical environmentalists) have engaged in a letter-writing campaign sent to Conservative MPs offices opposing this FIPA deal. Conservative MPs are sending out misleading and false talking points to make it sound like a good deal for this country. Don’t be misled — this FIPA deal isn’t in the best interests of our economy or our democracy. There has been no real debate in Parliament, no vote and no report on the risks. FIPA would let foreign corporations sue Canada in secret unaccountable arbitration tribunals outside of Canadian courts. We wouldn’t be allowed to know what we are being sued for and for how much. We will not know how these lawsuits are undermining our democracy and economy. We would get all this with no option of cancelling the deal for 16 to 30 years. It’s no wonder the Chinese signed this agreement after 16 years of negotiations; we’re giving them everything they’ve ever wanted in a trade deal, including our democracy and rights to self-determination. Richard Goletski, Comox

Dear editor, Re: Royston Waterfront Trail. Upon receiving a Comox Valley Regional District announcement by mail late in October I assume that I have some say even though I was informed a week after the event. A reply to my three comments and three questions would be welcome. 1. Upon seeking maps, I found Hilton Road but no map of Lince or Chinook Road so am in the dark as to the affected area. A map highlighting these map references would help. 2. After reviewing one page, there is a statement referring to ‘green’ guiding principles; “minimize or reduce pollutants to the marine environment.” 3. The statement is in direct reference to

the trail, the cost, the impact of anticipated funding to the taxpayer and the holy grail of ‘green principles.’ I have resided on Forde Avenue in Royston since 1989 and am amazed at the continuous assault on the taxpayer for more and more public funds, yet throughout those 23 years the only service updated was the water meters and the residents paid for that through fees. To this day, there is no pavement, no curbs, no storm sewers, and most of all no sanitation system, yet the onslaught of increased fees and taxes never ends. An example; I am temporarily residing in Stony Plain, Alta., a community in which I pay taxes equivalent to those that I now pay or applied in Royston — the difference is

that my present street is paved and curbed with storm and sanitation sewers. Wide and well-lit streets along with paved bike and walking trails exceed by a factor of 20 those found in Royston, and, I might add that every trail is mowed and pruned weekly. This leads me to ask the first question: Why is the CVRD so long on taxation and so short on amenities? The second question on amenities; is sewage not a priority service when the harbour and Baynes Sound is being polluted daily by dysfunctional septic systems that CVRD seems to ignore yet focuses on ‘looking good’ rather than pursuing a sewage solution? There is a third question as to the cost of living in Royston; In the past five to

Recycling needs support Dear editor, Maybe it’s just me, but I find it ridiculous that the municipal powers in Happy Valley can’t legislate or shame the stores and malls that import and produce the largest amount of packaging and recyclable materials into accepting and maintaining onsite depots to deal with the mounds of crap they insist on selling along with their products. I don’t fault the municipalities for pushing recycling. The results are amazing, as they have extended the life of the garbage dump, and got us all (well, almost all) reducing the amount of material we throw out. And I don’t fault the majority of citizens who have embraced the Three Rs — you only have to go south

of the border to see how stupid people can still be with their garbage. What I do fault is our so-called ‘corporate citizens’ who have rolled in like latterday carpetbaggers to farm the wallets of our shoppers, but refuse to take responsibility for the amount of material they sell to their consumer drones. Kudos to Home Depot for doing their part. Let’s see the rest of the malls and big box stores step up. Corporate responsibility should not stop once the product has been sold. Things might change quickly if consumers showed up for every shopping trip with a bag full of packaging and recyclables and just dropped them inside the entrance of

their favourite stores. Call it GOGI. Garbage Out, Garbage In. Andy MacDougall, Royston

10 years, the CVRD continues to allow maximum houses on small lots, driving up the density [and taxes] with a huge effect on the environment including bed and breakfast services impacting on amenities, yet the CVRD does not and will not balance the equation of taking taxes and providing services. Why not? Why does the CVRD continue to allow density on the Royston shorefront? Is the collection of taxes for providing services like a sewer system or is the ‘trail’ just a shill to pull in tourists? The bottom line is that the average owner is and has

been forced to spend up to a capital outlay of $25,000 to install and/or replace the septic system, which says nothing of failed upkeep and/or the pollution of ground water throughout the shoreline. That bottom line has now been reduced to the obvious; Royston taxpayers are not only funding the tourist industry; they are also forced to provide their own amenities without any provision of funding from the enforced tax rolls applied by the CVRD. To conclude; there is a smell to all of this — and not from sewage alone! Mel Garden, Royston

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Industry pollutes Dear editor, Several issues ago I read a letter to the editor telling how great the mining industry has been to the Comox Valley over the years. He forgot to mention the 40 odd years that the Tsolum River was dead and/or who had to pay (the taxpayer) for the capping of the mine site on Mount Washington to fix this. He also forgot to mention the fact that the cleanup of the coal

piles in Union Bay is to cost $17 million (a large part of this to come out of the taxpaying pocket). There is also the problem of the coal piles out by the Comox Lake main logging road that have never been dealt with (a festering sore if ever there was one). I feel that all of these issues must be put before the public in any debate on mining here in the Valley. A.R. Wainwright, Comox Valley

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Owls making their way to MARS Since Halloween, five MARS MOMENT owls have been admitted to MARS, including the diminutive northern pygmy owl, the ANDY mid-sized short-eared AIRFIELD owl and the largest of our local species of three snowy owls. as their favourite voles’ The snowy and short- (snowy owls love lemeared owls appeared to mings) have dramatic be exhausted and ema- highs and lows in their ciated, possibly from populations known as a tough flight during irruptive years; this their winter migra- means that some years tion; the pygmy was the rodent populastunned after hitting tion crashes and the a window and has now young owls are forced been released. to travel farther afield Asio Flammeus, in search of food. Other translated from Latin, years, including this means flame-coloured one, there is a bonanza horned owl — also with huge numbers of known as the short- rodents, which in turn eared owl. stimulates the owls to This exquisitely produce more eggs and marked bird is one of successfully raise mulnature’s most beautiful tiple young. owls; its face is outlined Unique hunters, in white with small ear short-eared owls do not tufts that are usually perch in a tree, precarried ferring flush to a fenceits head. They are now post from Large yel- listed as a species which they low eyes s w o o p highlight- at risk, as much down and ed in black of their territory fly a few are quite has or is being metres hypnotic. above the S h o r t - changed from ground. eared owls open grasslands W h e n are perfect- to farm or other prey is ly camou- agricultural land, s p o t t e d , flaged for they hover the habitat and urban and then they live expansion. drop down in; from onto the Sandy Fairfield s t a r t l e d above they are tawny animal. coloured; their breasts Their nests are are buff, streaked with scraped-out depresdark brown. sions on the ground Once airborne, these lined with soft dried owls can easily be iden- grasses and a few tified by their flight; feathers. Short-eared they have slow, loping owls are also partial wing beats that resem- to preying on birds, ble a “tipsy moth.” which they ambush Nomadic by nature, whilst hidden on the short-eared owls are ground amongst the found on every conti- grass. They have no nent except Austra- qualms about chasing lia and the Antarctic; off crows. they have adapted to Diurnal and crepusa variety of habitats cular describes these including, grasslands, owls, as they hunt prairies, marshlands, mainly at dawn and alpine and even the dusk, but they can also tundra. be seen during the day, They are migratory especially at Comox by nature but only Valley Farms and the to the most southern old UBC farmlands at areas of their terri- Oyster River. tory, for local populaDuring their mattions this would be as ing ritual, short-eared far south as northern owls have another Oregon. weird habit — they They are now listed bring their long wings as a species at risk, as together under their much of their territory bodies, clapping them has or is being changed to produce a sound like from open grasslands a flag flapping in a stiff to farm or other agri- wind. At the same time cultural land, and they emit a noise like a urban expansion. “puffing steam engine.” Short-eared owls The young owlets have adapted to a vari- have a perilous start ety of food but their to their life, as they favourite still remains are prime targets for the vole, which is a predation. Their main cross between a mouse predators include other and a mole. These owls owls, eagles, crows and share the same prob- ravens, hawks and lem facing snowy owls ground mammals.

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DUSK TO DAWN In honour of Remembrance Day, the Comox Legion hosted a candlelight tribute overnight on the evening of Nov. 11. An honour guard of members from the 1726 Canadian Scottish Army Cadet Corps, aged 12 to 18, was posted at the Comox cenotaph for a dusk-to-dawn vigil. Every hour on the hour, starting at sundown, two cadets would take their post and stand a silent vigil until relieved by two others. E-mail your Picture of the Week submissions to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com. PHOTO BY SCOTT PARK

Official vehicle – the tow truck The tow truck is a bit of an orphan when it comes to being an “official vehicle” as defined in our slowdown, move-over laws. Drivers happening across a tow truck working at the side of the highway must slow down and move over if possible just as they would for an overtaken police vehicle, fire apparatus or ambulance. The latter three types of vehicle are easily identified by the colour of their flashing lights but the tow truck blends in with all the other flashing yellow light-equipped vehicles on our highways. It goes without saying that a defensive driver will slow down and move over if possible for any type of vehicle displaying flashing lights stopped on the shoulder. This would even include a broken-down car with the hazard flashers showing. However, there are those who will not unless mandated by law. Perhaps a tow truck should be given the authority to use a combination of amber and white flashing lights to more easily identify it as being part of the group of official vehicles that we must slow down and move over for. Rather than wondering if we need to until we are quite close, this would allow drivers to make the identification from a distance and take action well ahead of time. Remember, slowing down for stopped official vehicles at the side

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DANIEL LAPP AND Marc Atkinson (right) are only two of the hot musicians promoted by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society.

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Live music is a hot commodity in the Comox Valley and one venue that’s generating a lot of cool heat is located on Sixth Street in downtown Courtenay. That’s the home of the Elk’s Club where, on Thursday nights fall through spring, the Georgia Straight Jazz Society turns the spacious lounge into a jazz venue extraordinaire. And one Sunday a month, GSJS brings in professional musicians — sometimes from as far away as New York City — to entertain a loyal and growing jazz audience. “The society’s mandate is to foster the appreciation of live music and to provide the best quality we can,” says GSJS president Malcolm Holt. “We can’t afford the Diana Kralls of the world but we can manage the next tier and that is very fine indeed.” On Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., GSJS

will host Caravan, featuring champion fiddler Daniel Lapp and gypsy guitarist Marc Atkinson accompanied by Joey Smith on bass and Brett Martens on rhythm guitar. “These musicians are all big names in their own right. We feel very fortunate that we were able to book them for one performance,” says Holt. “Tickets are selling well and I’m sure the concert will sell out.” Established in 2006 GSJS is a non-profit society dedicated to sustaining a healthy and vibrant jazz community in the Vancouver Island region. It has a reputation among musicians and jazz fans as the place to play and listen to a variety of high quality jazz. “Musicians tell me that to perform in front of 100 people in a room like this on equipment like this forces them to play to a higher calibre,” says Holt. “We’ve been upgrading the equipment and have invested in new speak-

ers, a new sound board unit and an electric keyboard.” Holt says he and his wife, Jacqueline, became aware of the club by accident. He was an architect and they worked together for 20 years before taking early retirement. “We sailed 25,000 miles and visited 25 countries in nine years,” he says. “Then we decided it was time to settle down. The Comox Valley is so rich in the arts; it’s always been our favourite place in Canada. “By coincidence Jackie saw and applied for an administration position at Berwick. She got the job and here we are.” Four years ago someone asked the Holts if they liked jazz. They said yes. Their first evening at the Jazz Club they were impressed. But they wondered why the audience wasn’t larger. Holt had a few ideas and was invited to a board meeting. The next thing the couple knew, he was president

and she was treasurer. “There is an incredible stable of talent here,” says Holt. “And the last couple of years audience attendance on Thursday nights has risen dramatically from an average of say 30 to 90 or even 150 on occasion.” He believes that beyond the pure enjoyment of music, the principal value of the club is keeping live music, as in jazz, alive in the Comox Valley. “We’ve had people from Qualicum, Nanaimo and Port Alberni tell us we have a reputation as a jazz club now. And they want to know how we do it, as they’ve tried and failed. It’s rare to get this quality of music outside of a big city.” Holt feels a dedicated group of volunteers is part of the answer. “We’ve dared to dream a little and gamble a fair amount and — touch wood — so far we’re in the black financially.” And for the quality of music, the

price is more than reasonable. On Thursday nights a hat is passed at intermission. From the money collected, $35 goes to royalty payments, five per cent goes towards the Liam Grimm Bursary, 10 per cent goes to the society for equipment and other expenses, with 85 per cent being divvied up between the performers. Sunday nights are ticketed events. The price for Caravan on Nov. 18 is $17 for GSJS members and $23 for non-members. Tickets are available at Bop City Records in Comox and Videos N More in Comox. GSJS welcomes new members and volunteers and is actively seeking a secretary for board meetings. FMI on memberships, concerts or a preview of the Caravan Nov. 18 concert, visit www. georgiastraightjazz.com. Paula Wild is a published author and regular contributor to the Comox Valley Record’s arts and entertainment section.

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Music topic for elders The Saturday Lecture Series theme at ElderCollege this semester is Music in the Comox Valley, and this Saturday local musicians Rick Husband and Dale Graham will speak about their life with jazz. As they describe it, “Jazz music is like a big tent with many rooms and a few holes in the roof. There are many sub-types of jazz, and it may be hard to tell at times whether you are inside or outside the tent.” Their names will be familiar to many in the community as they are involved in the Georgia Straight Jazz Society and often perform at local venues. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to come to listen to this lecture. It starts at 10 a.m. to noon and is at the Stan Hagen Theatre on the North Island College campus, and the cost is $10. Come early as there is limited seating. For more information phone 250334-5000 (local 4602). — Elder College Comox Valley

Art show delivers what the name promises This year the show is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Comox Community Centre is at 1855 Noel Ave. There is no admission

The Originals Only Annual Fall Art Show and Sale has become one of the premier cultural events in the Comox Valley. Now in its ninth year of being held indoors at the Comox Community Centre, the show will feature the work of over 30 Vancouver Island artists. Whether it is painted or sculpted, the show covers a broad spectrum of styles and mediums. From abstract to realism, oils and acrylics to watercolours and pastels, the show features only original works of art. Unlike other art shows in galleries and museums, the unique feature of this show is the fact that each artist is responsible for setting up their own booth space. The end result is that visitors to the show have the opportunity of visiting dozens of mini-art galleries all under one roof. And with each artist set up in a booth, just like at a home show, they can display as many works of art as they can fit into their space. With the large number of artists participating this means that there will be literally hundreds of works on display for visitors to enjoy or buy. According to the organizers, the show is designed to provide a venue for artists working at all levels to come together as a group to provide the community with an opportunity to

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Blackie appearing with guests feeling of brotherhood manifested in a sense of groove, and melodic and rhythmic play that is distinctive, mystical, energizing and constantly evocative. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings remain one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures. Three years in the making, the Polaris Music Prize long-listed Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ latest release, Kings And Queens, was released in June 2011. The album paired the band with legendary and iconic female artists Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Pam Tillis, Serena Ryder, Lucinda Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Amy Helm, Janiva Magness, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Sam Phillips, Sara Watkins, Exene Cervenka, Patti Scialfa, and Holy Cole. Produced by Grammy-and Juno-winning producer Colin Linden (Bruce Cockburn,

ISLAND PERFORMER WIL will be in the Comox Valley twice in the next month.

Wil playing twice Vancouver Island singer Wil will perform twice in the Comox Valley in the coming weeks to support a limited release album titled Hold Me On. The album is a collection of songs taken from select unreleased commercial compositions and new demos. The album will be available Nov. 22 in hard copy form and may be purchased at the shows or via the artist’s website. “I really have two careers: one as a singer-songwriter and touring artist and the other is that I create music for TV and film,” Wil says. “Many people don’t realize this and so I wanted to put together a collection of songs that I think best reflect what I do and where I

am at in my musical career. “This album will contain unreleased material from some of my favourite commercials, new mixes and demos of new songs that I want to share in a rawer format. I wrote and recorded all songs in my studio at my home on Vancouver Island.” Wil will appear with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings on Nov. 26 at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. He visits the Waverley Hotel on Dec. 15 with Cumberland drummer Kevin Haughton, a bill that includes special guest Ryan McMahon. Tickets are available at the Waverley and online at www.cumberlandvillageworks.com. — Cumberland Village Works

point. At close to an hour’s length, this is a generous, regal musical treat.” — Exclaim! “Kings and Queens is a collection just bursting to the seams with pure talent, and is the group’s most ambitious statement to date.” — Pop Matters. For more about the band, visit www.Blackieandtherodeokings. com. Tickets are available online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or by phone at 250-3382430. For more, visit w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / events/210647249062 704. — Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

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demanded the photos be retaken the next day or he’d blacklist the couple with every writer in B.C. It was a scramble to get to Victoria from Vancouver on time but they made it. Along the way, Enright bought an assortment of squeaky toys hoping to lighten up the situation. After the shoot, Purdy said he hadn’t known whether to smile or be offended. The photo on page 158 tells it all. As the collection of photographs grew, it was titled Lit Happens and exhibited in a variety of venues to promote literacy in B.C. A couple of years ago, Mona Fertig of Mother Tongue Publishing approached Peterson about creating a book. This fall, Peterson has exhibited prints from the book, attended signings and participated on panels of photographers in Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Gulf Island locations. “I love the book but standing up in front of people isn’t my favourite thing to do,” he admits. “I’ve always

been the guy at the back of the room, not the front.” Peterson has a passion for black and white film. “It helps the viewer focus on the subject,” he explains. “There’s no confusing palette of colours and it seems to really highlight the subject. Also, film photos have a depth to them that digital can’t duplicate.” As well as taking the photographs, Peterson developed all the film himself, matted and framed the prints and even made the cardboard boxes to transport them in. Now retired, his employment background includes photography and psy-

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Writer discusses Santa and elves Experience Christmas Magic at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop this Sunday when Diane Tolley will introduce her new book Kris Kringle’s Magic, the Story of a Boy who Became a Legend. This is a Christmas story for the whole family. “It is accepted that Kris Kringle lives at the North Pole. With elves,” says Tolley. “But have you ever wondered how that hap-

pened? “It must have taken some world-changing, even traumatic event to force an entire race to take up lodgings at a place so utterly inhospitable and unwelcoming.” Tolley will discuss and sign her book between 3 and 4 p.m. this Sunday at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop in downtown Courtenay. — Laughing Oyster Bookshop

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view said work and support up-and-coming artists,” says student Taryn Goodwin. There will also be a ceramic mug sale and a silent auction boasting a wide collection of items. The Art Event is a perfect place to pick up a Christmas gift for a special someone, enjoy an evening out with live entertainment and delicious food and beverage, all while supporting student education. This year’s Art Event will take place this Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Shadbolt Studios, on NIC’s Comox Valley campus. This public event is open to all ages and admission is free; however, dona-

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Friday, Nov. 16 BRODIE DAWSON hosts CD release party at Waverley Hotel, 9:30 p.m. GORD KRUGER AND THE AMIGOS at Filberg Centre, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. JILLI MARTINI BAND at Flying Canoe, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17 BARRA MACNEILS’ CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Sid Williams Theatre. For tickets, call 250-338-2430, ext. 1. ORIGINALS ONLY ART SHOW AND SALE at Comox Community Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: www.originalsonly.ca. BARRY PETERSON and BLAISE ENRIGHT unveil their book 111 West Coast Literary Portraits Photographs at Courtenay Library, 3 to

5 p.m. ROCOCODE and SIDNEY YORK at Waverley Hotel. City, Waverley Tickets at Bop City Hotel or by phoning 250336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. KEL KELLY performs benefit house concert. FMI: 250-3375337. HELEN AUSTIN and DAISY SQUIRES at farmers’ market at Native Sons Hall, 9:30 a.m. ART EVENT at Shadbolt Studios on NIC’s Comox Valley campus, 7 to 11 p.m. FMI: tmgoodwin. HUMMER at Bridge Lounge, 9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 18 CARAVAN (Daniel Lapp/ Marc Atkinson) at Elks’ Hall. FMI: www.georgiastraightjazz.com. DAVID MYLES at Sid Williams Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30. ORIGINALS ONLY ART SHOW AND SALE at Comox Community Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: www.originalsonly.ca. DIANE TOLLEY discusses her book, Laughing Oyster, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22 LINDA WEGNER discusses her book at Courtenay library, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 23 ANIMAL NATION at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. NOMAD at Sherab Chamma Ling Temple (407A Fifth St. in Courtenay). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 24 DELHI 2 DUBLIN at Bridge Lounge. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City, Polka Dot Pants, 250-3360303 or www.cumberlandvillageworks.com. LONGHAND at Studio Live (2679 Beaufort Ave. in Cumberland), 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25 COMOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND at Florence Filberg Centre, 2 p.m. Tickets $5 at door. BANFF FILM FESTIVAL movies at Sid Williams Theatre. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.

Monday, Nov. 26 BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS with special guests at Sid Williams Theatre. FMI: www.sidwiliamstheatre.com or 250-338-2430.

Friday, Nov. 30 STRATHCONA WILDERNESS INSTITUTE shows film The Man Who Can Fly, Stan Hagen Theatre. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Donation of $10 suggested.

Saturday, Dec. 1 JUST IN TIME JAZZ CHOIRS at Sid Williams, 7:30 p.m. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or 250-338-2430.

Sunday, Dec. 2 JOHN REISCHMAN AND THE JAYBIRDS at Merville Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., music at 7:30. Tickets at Long & McQuade, Music Plant, Bop City at the door or call Craig at 250-339-4249.

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Hughes art auctioned Work by well-known former Comox Valley artist On Nov. 22, Heffel Fine Art Auction House will host the 2012 Fall Auction, presenting works by Canada’s greatest artists, including works by former Comox Valley resident E.J. Hughes. The auction includes rare-to-the-market war drawings by Hughes including Patrol on Kiska in 1943 (Estimate: $25,000 to $35,000 CAD) and Unloading Supplies, Kiska 1943 (Estimate: $25,000 to $35,000 CAD). Other significant

DELHI 2 DUBLIN is back to rip it up Nov. 24 at the Bridge Lounge.

‘Road warriors’ heading our way Delhi 2 Dublin challenges the definition of urban music and drags it to the intersection of bhangra, Celtic, dub reggae, rock and electronica. The Delhi 2 Dublin crew is constantly touring, coming to Courtenay’s Bridge Lounge on Nov. 24. The road warriors feel that they plug directly into the world’s music and energy. The strong wordof-mouth for their live performances has enabled them to build a loyal and continent wide fan base. The band has played several of the top festivals in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. and, in 2011, expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe. A new album and

new international touring opportunities all signal that originality and evolution are all part of the Delhi 2 Dublin experience. Described by one magazine as the “United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll,” they have become one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands. This year will only see them enhancing that reputation. Turn Up The Stereo is both the title of the new Delhi 2 Dublin album and the philosophy behind the release. “Sometimes we just need to drown out the noise of the world

by making the music louder,” declares vocalist Sanjay Seran. Tarun Nayar, who handles electronics and plays tabla in the band, adds, “It’s also a metaphor for us turning it up in many ways for this album. We spent 10 times the amount of time and effort writing this album than we have in the past. We really tried to make everything better, from music and lyrics to production and artwork.” The secret weapon on Turn Up The Stereo is violinist Sara Fitzpatrick. Having been in the band now for over a

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year, she added another dimension to the music with her violin, but almost more importantly with her voice. Her vocal harmonies add an ethereal twist to Seran’s voice; a sweetness which is new to the band’s studio sound. For details about the band, visit www.delhi2dublin.com. Tickets are available at Bop City, Polka Dot Pants, by phoning 250336-0303 or online at www.cumberlandvillageworks.com. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. — Cumberland Village Works

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Singers, players perform The Comox Valley will host some of Vancouver Island’s future musicians at the 21st annual Comox Valley Concert Band and Choir Festival from Nov. 19 to 21. Three well-known music educators and clinicians — choral adjudicator Scott Leithead and band adjudicators Sydney Griffith and Bryan Knapp — will work this year with festival participants. Members of the community are welcome to enjoy some of the fine musicianship that is blooming under the direction of local band and choir teachers in the Comox Valley and all over Vancouver Island. This year the festival welcomes groups from Victoria to Campbell River. A detailed schedule of performances is available on the SD71 website under Programs, Fine Arts. Nov. 19 will feature the choral portion at Comox Pentecostal Church from 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m. Local schools Aspen Park, Highland, Mark Isfeld and Vanier will feature groups throughout the day. There will also be a special lunchtime concert from 11:50 to 12:30 featuring members of the Kokopelli Choir under the direction of Leithead. Tuesday and Wednesday will feature the concert band portion of the festival at the Sid Williams Theatre, again featuring many students from our local schools. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and people are welcome to come and go throughout the day. Leithead will be accompanied by a small Kokopelli chamber group doing a number of performances in the Valley, the first of which will be at Mark Isfeld this Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. This energetic and musical choir has travelled the globe. — Comox Valley Band and Choir Festival

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Hummer back, at Bridge Lounge Hummer specializes in playing cover material from the widest range of artists that will have people dancing and having a great time all night. They will play at the Bridge Lounge in Courtenay this Friday (Nov. 16) at 9 p.m. Look for songs by Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Adele, No Doubt, Michael Jackson, Sublime, White Stripes and much more. Hummer has been

together for close to 10 years and during those years they have opened for April Wine, Trooper, Colin James, Dr. Hook, Loverboy and played as a house band in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Their corporate clients include: TD Bank, EA Games, Ford and Apple. Hummer was the last band to play New Year’s Eve at the Loft nightclub in Courtenay before it closed. — Bridge Lounge

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Fan base awaits Animal Nation Band ‘pushing the edges of hip-hop’ at Waverley Perhaps you got to see Animal Nation play at Vancouver Island MusicFest or Rhythm on the Rock this summer. They have created quite a fan base in the Comox Valley and can’t wait to rock the Waverley. Animal Nation performs Nov. 23 at the Wave. Pushing the edges of

hip-hop, this band captured the attention of Valley audiences at MusicFest and Rhythm on the Rock. Warming up the dance floor is our very own JPrime. Animal Nation is from Whistler. They combine harmonicas, guitars, drum machines, and Bacon & Eggs with turntables, sampling, banjos, and hilarity to create a hip-hop show unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Most recently Animal Nation was nominated for a Western Canadian

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Towhees tackle Timberline with trip to UBC at stake

CODY FLETCHER BLASTS past the defence en route to a big 200-plus yard game against E.J. Milne.

The G.P. Vanier Towhees put an exclamation mark on their BC High School Football Tier II Varsity regular season on Nov. 9, defeating E.J. Milne 48-12. The team made the trek to Victoria and arrived at Bear Mountain Stadium to find a gorgeous day for football. The win clinched second place for the Towhees, who return to action Saturday, Nov. 17 in Campbell River against the first-place Timberline Wolves in what a Towhee spokesperson termed “a very strange playoff situation. “Typically football playoffs would have #1 taking on #4 (Timberline vs. Howe Sound) and #2 hosting #3 (G.P. Vanier vs. Frank Hurt). “However in questionable fashion BC High School Football has placed the top two teams against each other to fight for the right to play in the championship game, to be held Nov. 24 at UBC Thunderbird Stadium.” Last Friday in Victoria,

Cody Fletcher (#32) continued his hard running, carrying the rock for 223 yards rushing and three TDs along with three kick returns for 95 yards. He also added six points on convert attempts. “His

(Fletcher’s) ❝ ability to shift direction and make cuts where there should be none continues to amaze our coaching staff.

ability to shift direction and make cuts where there should be none continues to amaze our coaching staff,” the Towhee spokesperson said. Mike Roller (#34) had a great game as well, racking up 39 yards in five carries with one TD. QB Liam Pidsosny (#12) amassed 90 yards on seven carries and added two more TDs as well as a two-point convert.

Going to the air, his receivers caught for an additional 15 yards. Jimmy Brazier (#28), coming in after a late injury to Roller, had one carry for 10 yards. Clayton Guille (#66) scored a TD off a fumble during a kick return, running the ball 25 yards to daylight. Defensively the Towhees limited Milne to 12 points with major tackles from Guille, Roller, Callum Passingham (#71), Cody Cyr (#61), and Brazier. Rookie Wesley Yates took Milne down to the ground for three stops. Tomorrow’s playoff tilt with Timberline should prove interesting. The Wolves went undefeated (6-0) in the regular season while the Towhees dropped their first game before winning the next five to finish at 5-1. Vanier scored a leaguebest 219 points to Timberline’s third-best 160, and the Towhees allowed 98 points against to Timberline’s stingy 32. – Vanier Towhees

No Hobbs hardware for Happy’s, but terrific trip Kevin Dobbelsteyn Special to the Record

It was a painful end, in a couple of ways, for the Happy’s Islanders quest for victory at the 2012 Roy Hobbs Baseball World Series in Fort Myers, Florida. The Islanders went to the Sunshine State with a goal to play well enough to slip into the A or AA rankings at the end of regular play, and then to win that division. The week started well, with victories on Sunday and Monday. The Tuesday

rainout at JetBlue Stadium was a real disappointment for many, as the opportunity to play in that wonderful park may never be there again. To make up that lost day, a doubleheader on Wednesday resulted in a morning loss and an afternoon win (it also meant no beach time that day!). Thursday had the Valley boys taking on Tidewater Drillers (from Virginia), a tougher test meant to see if the Islanders were good or had just had an easy schedule. This game turned into

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one of the best games in memory as the two teams battled back and forth for nine innings in Lee County Stadium (the Twins’ stadium). Facing a pitcher with serious heat, the boys fell behind at first, and it looked like a mercy was in the works. But they stuck to their game, hit the ball hard (the Drillers said that no team had ever hit their ace so hard), and played stellar defence. The final score of 14-10 left the Islanders with a 3-2 record at the end of regular play.

That put Happy’s in the AA division – smack in the middle of the entire 55+ Legends section of 43 teams at #22 – 21 teams ranked above, 21 teams ranked below. (All teams in the AA division finished with 3-2 records). Friday morning finally meant a playoff game, and a game at JetBlue Complex – not the stadium, but field #6 just beside it. Again the bats were hot and the lads beat up the StoneAge team 11-3 in nine innings – a solid effort. But by the end of this

game, injuries were really taking their toll. Several guys were unable to run or throw or play at all. Problems included shoulders, elbows, hands, hammies, quads, backs, knees, etc. And with a two-hour delay until the second playoff game, all the bodies cooled off and tightened up! The Kennebec Cubs, with a morning bye, were happily watching and waiting for the afternoon game. After a few close innings, the Cubs began to pull away, and drilled the stake through the heart of the Islanders

– a 15-5 mercy in seven innings. Rather ironic that the Islanders would lose to a Cubs team, in the shadow of the JetBlue Stadium that eluded us. A nice run by a hardhitting team. A great time was had by all. Thanks to Tim McDonald for doing most of the organizing and paperwork, and to the family members that travelled with us and made the trip more enjoyable, and to all the players for a wonderful week of memories! – Happy’s Islanders

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Isfeld girls finish 7th at B.C. tourney The Mark Isfeld Ice senior girls field hockey team posted an impressive seventh place finish at the B.C. AA Provincial Tournament last week at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. This was the first time Isfeld qualified for the tournament, and the girls were quite nervous and not certain what to expect. The 12-team tournament was organized into three pools of four teams each, with the Ice in the same pool as #1-ranked Collingwood School from West Vancouver, #6 Southridge Academy from Surrey, and #12 LV Rodgers from Nelson. The Ice’s opening match on Nov. 7 against Southridge Academy was very even, both teams getting several chances to score but neither able to capitalize. Kenzie Hanson, Isfeld’s goalie, made some great saves and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Coach Moira Ashlee was hoping for a win as this would help them to place at least second in their pool and give them a chance to make it to the championship round. Isfeld’s next match of the day was against the Collingwood Cavaliers, who have been in the final match at the Provincials for the last five years and have won the championship three times. This powerhouse private school also features three Canadian National U18 players. The Ice were certainly feeling a little intimidated by this experienced squad and found them too overwhelming. The Ice held the Cavs for about 10 minutes in the first half. The very confident Collingwood squad took over the game at this point and scored four goals to end the first half. The second half proved to be better for the Ice only allowing the Cavs to score one goal to end the game 5-0. On Thursday morning, the Ice met the LV Rodgers Bombers. In the first half, Isfeld dominated the offensive zone and pounded the Bombers’ goalie but were able to score only one by Avery Snider from a pass by Brady Gailloux. Despite Isfeld’s constant offensive pressure the Bombers were not going to give up and snuck one past Hanson. The Ice fought

MARISA BENISKY OF Isfeld vies for the ball at provincial field hockey championships. back to gain a two-goal lead with Snider getting the hat trick and leading the Ice to a 3-1 victory. Isfeld ended pool play in third and hoping for a wildcard berth into the championship round (top eight). Fortunately for the Ice, they were able to clinch the second wildcard berth, beating out Rossland by one point. Unfortunately for the Ice, their first match in the championship round was against Collingwood who once again proved too strong for the Ice winning 6-0. Early Friday morning, Isfeld met the #4 squad from Crofton House. This game was very close with both teams having some great offensive opportunities. Early in the

second half, Crofton House found the back of the net. With only a minute left, coach Ashlee pulled her goalie to add another offensive player, but it was too late, and the Ice had to accept the 1-0 loss. In their final bout of the tournament, for seventh or eighth place, the Ice faced Southridge once again. As before, both teams

were evenly matched and this game could have gone either way. With only a minute left to play Isfeld midfielder Michaela Ashlee carried the ball to the right side of the field and made a pass up to forward Holly Phillips. Phillips took the ball into the offensive zone and made a beautiful cross into Southridge’s circle. The ball

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was slightly tipped by Emma Balneaves, slowing it just enough for Lex Hornstein to finish the play with a first-timer into the back of the net. With very little time left, Isfeld’s defensive team of Cassidy Marinus, Sabine Rankin, Erin Hallier and Hanson were under pressure as Southridge attempted to tie the game. With an excellent clear by Marisa Benisky, time ran out and Isfeld won the game to finish seventh. “It was a fantastic finish to a great season,” coach Ashlee said. “Congratulations goes out to all of the Isfeld players for an outstanding season: Holly Phillips, Marisa Benisky, Brady Gailloux, Emma Balneaves, Lex Hornstein, Erin Hallier, Cassidy Marinus, Kenzie Hanson, Michaela Ashlee, Danielle Poirier, Danielle Vanbergen, Avery Snider, Sophie Reimer, Kia Van der Vliet, Sabine Rankin, Kylie Adebar, and Sylvie StewartGrantham.” – Isfeld Ice

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It’s a first: boys AA,AAA Island v-ball finals here First ace. First block. First dig. First kill. The first time you do anything in volleyball it is special and memorable. This weekend the three Valley secondary schools are attempting something for this first time – co-hosting the AA and AAA 2012 Senior Boys Island Championships. The top eight AA and the top AAA teams will be in town this Friday and Saturday to compete for a chance to battle for their respective Provincial championships in Kelowna, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. The annual Island championships are usually hosted separately each November. However the opportunity arose when Highland was awarded the AA championships last November and G.P. Vanier was asked to host the AAA championships following a scheduling conflict at Dover Bay Secondary in Naniamo. “I looked at the situation and thought it would be an excellent opportunity to co-host and showcase boys volleyball within the Valley and the Island as a whole,” said tournament director Brian McAskill. “Thankfully, both Highland and Mark Isfeld jumped on board and also saw it as a unique opportunity to make a big event for the Valley, the fans, the parents, the coaches and most importantly the student-athletes. High praise goes to Ann Lewis and the Highland parent group as well as Donna Baydock and Isfeld athletic director Colin Cunningham.” This year’s event includes both G.P. Vanier (AAA) and Highland (AA) in their respective draws as well as traditional Island powerhouses Oak Bay (#3 AAA in B.C.), Pacific Christian (#4 AA in B.C.) and Gulf Islands (#8 in AA in B.C.). “The AAA side of things is a flat out dogfight,” said McAskill. “Oak Bay will definitely grab one of the AAA berths and six of the remaining teams will battle for three remaining berths. It is the tightest Islands group of teams I have seen in 16 years of high school coaching. This season has been unbelievable, everyone has beaten everyone,” said a cautious McAskill. The AA draw sees Pacific Christian and Gulf Islands as heavy

berth. The local teams are both young but with some experience. “Highland is young but they have a number of players who were starters on last season’s team that won the AA Islands and finished sixth at last year’s B.C.s. They are definitely in the mix for a berth again this year if they can pass well and their setting is consistent enough to put their hitters in a good spot,” theorized McAskill (last year’s Highland coach). Highland is led by Tristan McLean who has played various roles for the team throughout the season. Their offence is paced by Chris Dodd and Trenton Cameron on the outside. Setter Jarod Collin quarterbacks the offence relying on coaches Pieter de la Ray and Mike Fulmore for instruction from the sideline. Highland enters the AA Islands as North #4 but are making strdies towards knocking off the top teams. Across town, the Vanier Towhees put a squad of Grade 10/11s with some Grade 12 leadership sprinkled

THE VANIER TOWHEES are vying for the senior boys AAA Island crown this weekend. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

favourites to take two of the three berths with the remaining five teams (including Highland) in yet another dogfight for the third and final remaining

in the starting lineup. The Towhees are led by Grade 10 standout Braedon Brouwer who leads the team in kills and points. “He could be a special player, he could follow in his brother (Rylan) and Brad Gunter’s footsteps, who are both at the CIS level this season. But he has to work, and work hard,” said his coach McAskill. Vanier is further powered by twins Sam and Alex Kussauer, Sam on the left side and Alex running the offence as the setter. “Both have improved immensely throughout the season but it is my hope that their best is yet to come this upcoming weekend,” said McAskill. The Vanier roster is filled out by newcomers to the sport Aaron Slobodin, Isaiah Mayo and Cole Penney. All student-athletes have improved in leaps and bounds as the season has progressed. Their improvement and the continued development of Bryan Johnson in the libero position has produced a young squad looking for upsets and consistent play at Islands and to book a trip to Kelowna

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in two weeks. Championship play begins on Friday at noon at both Highland and Vanier. The Towhees are in action at noon (vs. Oak Bay), 3:45 (vs. Dover Bay) and 5 (vs. Claremont). Across town the Raiders are in action at 1:15 (vs. Lambrick Park), 2:30 (vs. Gulf Islands) and 5 (vs. Parklands). Championship playoffs will take place at Mark Isfeld with both the AA and AAA draws showcasing their skills on the Isfeld Ice courts. Semifinals take place at 12:45 and 2:30 with both the AA and AAA bronze matches at 5:30 followed by the AA and AAA gold matches at 7:15. Entry to Championship Saturday will be by donation in support of the Valley volleyball programs. If you have any questions or if any Valley businesses would like to lend their support they are asked to contact bmcaskill@ shaw.ca. “Come on out and enjoy some of the cheap-

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Nanaimo Midget AAA team and will start one game this weekend. Hails joins forward Shaken by four straight losses, the Garret Mazur (day to Comox Valley Glacier day-quad), defenceman Kings have stirred Garrett Halls (one to things up with their two weeks-shoulder) roster in an effort to and forward Michael right the floundering Scobie (day to daygroin) on the injured ship. After dropping three list. “We are happy with games in four days this past weekend, the Yetis our lineup and feel announced on Tues- that a couple of weeks day, Nov. 13 they had are still needed to get shipped d-man Des- us where we want to be mond Bast to the Kerry at,” Rothiesler said. Storm Surprise Park Islanders. “We did The two most recent not get a player back for Bast,” said head losses for the Vancouver coach Bill Rotheisler. Island Junior Hockey “It is basically part of League North Division a series of deals we are leaders included a surprising 6-4 currently setback to w o r k JUNIOR B the North ing on. We just wanted to get Division cellar dwellthe Bast part of it to ing Storm, who won for KPI out of the way.” only the fourth time in Joining the Glacier 20 games on Nov. 11 Kings is Braden Mac- at Rod Brind’Amour Donald, a local prod- Arena. Steven Garcia led uct acquired from the Campbell River Storm. the Yetis with one goal He has two goals in and two assists, Mitch three games with the Ball had a goal and one helper while JorIcemen. Last week, the Yetis dan Kamprath and made what the coach newcomer MacDonald termed “a big move” netted one goal each. by sending goalie Matt Sasha Hahn chipped in Mitchell to North Oka- with two assists. On Nov. 9 at the nagan Knights of the KIJHL and obtaining Comox Valley Sports goalie Michael Hails Centre, the Icemen fell from Creston Valley 7-5 to the Westshore Thunder Cats of the Wolves. Max Mois did most of the damage KIJHL. “We moved our start- for the Wolves, earning goaltender, one of ing first-star honours the best in the league, for his four-point (3g, and acquired a vet- 1a) performance. Gareran goaltender with cia (second star) tallied excellent numbers, twice for the Glacier work ethic and reputa- Kings with Wade Bartion from the KIJHL,” tlett (third star), Mitch Rotheisler told the Ball and MacDonald netting the other Yeti Record. Hails won his debut goals. The Glacier Kings with the Icemen but was injured in practice (11-8-2) have another and is out two to four busy weekend on tap weeks with a lower as they visit Peninsula Panthers (12-9body injury. “Hails, a key part 1) tonight, host Kerry of the series of deals, Park (2-16-2) on Saturunfortunately tweaked day (7:30 p.m. Sports his knee last week. Centre #1) and are on The Hails’ move was the road Nov. 18 for a a big one for us as we Sunday matinee with brought in a much- the best Jr. B team in needed, proven goal- B.C. – the Victoria Coutender, so the timing is gars (20-0-1). ICE CHIPS The latvery unfortunate. He is going to physio and est B.C. Jr. B rankings doing all the necessary released Nov. 11 have steps in order to get Victoria in top spot back quickly, but more and the Glacier Kings importantly, properly tied for 16th out of 39 so he is ready to go for teams ... Mitch Ball is the long term,” Rothe- tied for fifth in VIJHL scoring with 32 points isler said. He said goalie Denon (15g, 17a) ... league Maximchuk (2-0-0, 2.29 standings and scoring GAA and .900 S% with stats in Scoreboard, the Yetis this year) will page B18 ... sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com be called up from his Record Staff

GIBSON DONEY OF the Storm levels Wade Bartlett on the boards in Campbell River.

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Runners rock at B.C. cross-country championships Three Comox Valley runners had an early look at winter last weekend in Prince George at the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships. Fleet-footed twins Adam and Scott Commandeur from Highland Secondary and Dominic Nadeau from Mark Isfeld Secondary took on the very best runners in the province – 285 of them in total. Running in -4C. conditions with up to 10cm of snow on the course, all three local runners represented the Valley brilliantly, finishing 23rd (Scott), 29th (Adam) and 37th (Dominic). “Considering the level of competition at the Provincials, where all three boys had to finish in the top 20 on the Island just to qualify to run, these are excellent results,” a spokesperson noted. This is the first time in the history of Highland’`s cross country program that two runners qualified for Provincials, and Dominic is the first runner from Isfeld ever to qualify for the prestigious event.

what’s often considered such an individual sport. They’re leaving a great legacy behind them this year, which is great for athletes in their Grade 12 year to do.” All three boys have athletics in their sights as they look beyond high school graduation. Adam and Scott will continue to train for track and field events, where they are both national level athletes

in the 400m, 800m and steeplechase, respectively and are eyeing NCAA scholarships south of the border. In Adam`s words, “Cam Levins (Canadian Olympian in the 5000m and 10,000m) came and watched all of us run this year in Campbell River – it was inspiring to have a runner like him make us realize that just four years ago, he was running this same race.

We`ll just keep working hard and hope to represent our country, also.” Scott echoed these sentiments by saying, “We’ve challenged ourselves this year not to give up. There’s been times where we felt like quitting, or taking days off, but we’ve pushed ourselves to be our very best for our school and hopefully soon for our country.” – Highland Athletics

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n Nov. 1 I took a chance and went down to Spider Lake, hoping the rock had migrated from its original position. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the Purgatory Rock had actually moved to the side enough for me to launch my punt on my dual-wheeled setup with no trouble. Otto Winning was there and he was getting organized to fish from the shore in the bay. There was a boat on the lake with two dedicated trollers working the main body of the lake. I am not certain who to thank, but to the people in the ministry of the environment, the highways people, the parks people and the people from the quarry a heartfelt thank-you for making this old man’s access to one of his visions of paradise without purgatory so much easier. As I slowly rowed out of the entrance bay I glanced at Otto, who had just called, “Fish on!” while he was busy with a nicely bent rod playing a good-sized trout. As he pulled the fish up onto the beach I couldn’t but think how successful shore fishing can be when you know what you are doing, as in Otto’s case. In the meantime back

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surface. The small waves the 13-inch range. I netfrom the trollers on the ted it and after killing it I far side of the lake moved cleaned the fish to examine across the mirror surface. the stomach for clues on What I found truly profound what they were feeding on. was the abundance of small In this case it was empty. During the next two feathers and down floating on the surface of the water hours I had continuous action and They created seven fish to a snow-like the net. I kept effect that I What I found four prime tried to cap- truly profound was trout up to ture with my 15-1/2” long. camera but the abundance of Upon cleanwasn’t suc- small feathers and cessful. down floating on the ing them, none of the It was fish had any truly one of surface of the water. those magic They created a snow- s i g n i f i c a n t times in the like effect that I tried food in their stomachs. outdoors When I when you are to capture with my returned to p r i v i l e g e d camera but wasn’t the ramp to commune successful. Otto had left with nature a note on my in a soulenriching high that for me truck that he had taken four trout similar to mine, lasts several days. As I moved into the as did the trollers. I am not certain what to secluded bay that was my destination I changed my make of it; but I suggest fly patterns again to a drag- that if you are so inclined on fly and a sedge pupae. there is some excellent I also noted a small bit trout fishing to be had on of moving fish action just our stillwater lakes. Ralph Shaw is a masunder the surface in about 10 to 15 feet of water. The ter fly fisherman who was water was so calm I did not awarded the Order of Canbother to put out one of my ada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years anchors. Shortly after I started to of writing a column in the drift and cast I was reward- Comox Valley Record it has ed with a prime fish in won several awards.

THREE PRIME SPIDER Lake rainbow (15-1/2”, 14”, 12-1/2”) from magic moments fishing. PHOTO BY RALPH SHAW

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VANCOUVER ISLAND JUNIOR LEAGUE Standings as of Nov. 11 North Division Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA STR Comox Valley Gl. Kings 21 11 8 2 24 90 75 L4 Nanaimo Buccaneers 20 9 10 1 19 60 69 W2 Oceanside Generals 21 8 11 2 18 69 78 L1 Campbell River Storm 20 4 14 2 10 60 96 W1 South Division Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA STR Victoria Cougars 21 20 0 1 41 125 40 W14 Saanich Braves 18 14 4 0 28 79 49 L1 Peninsula Panthers 22 12 9 1 25 68 75 W1 Westshore Wolves 21 12 9 0 24 72 81 W2 Kerry Park Islanders 20 2 16 2 6 58 118 L3 Nov. 8 Comox Valley 3 Nanaimo Buccaneers 5 Nov. 9 Westshore 7 Comox Valley 5 Nov. 11 Comox Valley 4 Campbell River 6 Nov. 16 Comox Valley @ Peninsula Nov. 17 Kerry Park @ Comox Valley 7:30 p.m. Sports Centre #1 Nov. 18 Comox Valley @ Victoria SFFC Originals 1 9 0 3 Nov. 11 Comox Valley United 3 (Nick Marinus, Phil Ludwig, Gokhan Avcil; s/o Matt Beckett) Nov. 17 Comox Valley United @ Penelakut United

C.V. GLACIER KINGS Top 10 Scorers Player GP G A Mitch Ball 21 15 17 Jordan Kamprath 21 11 15 Michael Scobie 20 9 12 Rylan Ball 20 7 11 Adam Robertson 21 3 9 Garrett Halls 19 2 10 Wade Bartlett 20 6 5 Jack Kennelly 7 6 5 Brook Trainor 21 4 6 Desmond Bast 15 3 7

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VIJHL Top 10 Scorers Player Team G B. Coulter Vic 14 S. Rice Vic 13 T. Jones San 18 D. Feeney Vic 16 J. Gray San 15 M. Ball Com 15 M. Walton Vic 19 M. Mois WSW 18 K. Peterson KPI 14 J. Kamprath Com 11

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RUGBY V.I. 3RD DIV. MEN Standings as of Nov. 11 Team W L D BP Pt Comox Valley 5 0 0 3 23 Nanaimo 3 1 0 2 14 Velox 3 1 0 1 13 Powell River 2 2 1 1 5 Cowichan 1 2 1 0 0 Saanich 0 0 1 0 -4 Port Alberni 0 1 4 0 -16 Nov. 11 Bye Nov. 18 Comox Valley Kickers @ Nanaimo Hornets VIRU SR. WOMEN Standings as of Nov. 10 Team W L D BP Pt Velox 6 1 0 0 12 Cowichan 5 2 0 0 10 Nanaimo 4 3 0 0 8 UVic 1 1 0 0 2 Comox Valley 2 5 0 0 4 Port Alberni 0 3 3 0 -6 Nov. 10 Jamboree Weekend. Nov. 17 Comox Valley Kickers @ Velox Valhallians

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DARTS CV MEN’S ASSOCIATION Standings as of Nov. 8 Team Pts Courtenay Legion A 122 Elks 105 Courtenay Legion B 87

Griffin Pub Flyers 82 Comox Legion C 77 Comox Legion A 75 Comox Legion B 70 Griffin Pub 55 Top 10 Averages Player Avg. Bill Durant 63.43 Ernie Linden 58.38 Joe McNeil 56.76 John Chequis 56.53 Daniel Leaman 55.14 Terry Jackson 54.96 Mark Wyatt 54.34 Wayne Joy 53.13 Jack Ethier 52.85 Hap Hanson 52,22 High Checkout Wayne Joy 120 High Score Don Parsons 174 180s Art Forbes 2, Dwayne Bennett, Terry Hills Games Won This Week Comox Legion A 7, Comox Legion B 16, Comox Legion C 10, Courtenay Legion A 17, Courtenay Legion B 14, Elks 14, Griffin Pub 8, Griffin Pub

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The CV Investor’s Group Spartans and the CV Preferred Woodfinishing Wookies PeeWee House hockey teams met Nov. 10 in what was was billed as a ‘Clash of the Titans.’ While Preferred Woodfinishing paid meticulous attention to detail, the good money at the end of the game, went with Investor’s Group. The play was back and forth during the first period with both teams having almost equal scoring opportunities. The Spartans capitalized twice with a goal halfway through the period by Kyle Sheehan after a pass from defenceman Andrew Burgess and an unassisted goal by Dale Curror toward the end of the first. The Spartans were awesome in shutting down the Wookies offence during their only penalty kill of the game, with solid checking by Will Derksen, Payton Silvester patrolling the blue line and goalie Isaac L’Arrivee being a

CVRR Memorial Run The Comox Valley Road Runners’ annual CVRR Memorial Run goes this Sunday, Nov. 18 at Lewis Park, beginning at the Salish Building at 10 a.m. Registration goes 9:159:45. “This annual run is in recognition of people who we have lost,” a CVRR spokesperson said. “That might include club members such as Lorne Franks, John Siemens and Paul Ervin, or you may want to run in the memory of someone else who was close to you. “This is an event for people of all levels from walkers to runners (no dogs please). It is not about speed,” the spokesperson said. The format of the run will be anywhere

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1923-2012 Skip passed away November 10th, 1:30 am at home with loved ones by his side after a brief battle with cancer. Dad was a man true to his nature. Kind and understanding with all and especially to those in need. He often saw where need was required way ahead of others and made whatever was needed to be done happen. He did not mind getting his hands dirty. Predeceased by his parents and thirteen siblings he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hermie; four children Maurice (Karen) of Spruce Grove, Alta., Karla of Courtenay, Lionel (Brenda) of Chestermere Lake, Alta., and Grant of Drumheller, Alta; his grandchildren Nina (Blaine), Aaron, Sue (Mike), Pamela (Robert), Ryan (Colleen), and Christopher; great-grandchildren Madelyn, Callie, Tristan, Cambria, Karis and the triplets Reesa, Prentiss and Scarlett. He made many friends and acquaintances in the Valley that he both relished and respected. Skip was born on July 13, 1923 in Prudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;homme Sask. He was the baby of fourteen children. He met and married his wife Hermie in Sask. and had their four children there. They moved to Courtenay in July 1970 and Skip then started getting involved in the community. There were not many areas within the community that he did not involve himself with. He was on City Council for 16 years, served on the Child Development Society and worked for many years fundraising for the Telethon. He looked after the creation of Tunner Park for the Knights of Columbus in which he was a Fourth Degree Knight. Served as chairman of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Variance. Served on the RCMP committee and is a founding member of the COPS. Served as a member of July 1st committee and had been parade marshal for many years. He also shared his parade expertise with Comox Nautical Days and co-ordinated the popular Snow to Surf parade. He is a member of the Elks Lodge and Kinsmen K-40 Club. Served as a Director for both the summer and Senior BC games and did security for the winter games. Served as co-ordinator and liaison for Katimavic. Also served on the St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Board and the Courtenayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Protection Committee. After his bout with heart trouble he started up a service for picking up heart patients in Victoria and bringing them home. He was named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Citizen of the Yearâ&#x20AC;? by the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce in 1996 and named a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freemanâ&#x20AC;? of the City in July 1999. In his free-time he enjoyed curling, sports, singing with the North Island Choral Society, slashing ski-runs and putting around on Forbidden Plateau. In his later years when his body started giving up, his latest volunteer work was informing the public about organ donor registration, weeding Simms and Tunner Park where a bench was dedicated to him, volunteering with WestJet right from the start of the airline using Comox and of course his coffee at Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to all who helped Dad through his rough time. Special thanks go out to John and Marge for always being there for Dad, Mom and Karla. Dr. McFadden for all her compassion and knowledge. All Community Health and Hospice nurses for their unfaltering compassion and knowledge, as well as Home Support. Dad is back with his old buddies probably scheming some way to take control of the hereafter. God speed to you Dad, you will be profoundly missed by your family and friends. You can now rest in peace and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry we will look after Mom. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, November 16th at 11:00 am from Christ The King Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Marek Paczka celebrant. Reception following mass will be held at the Florence Filberg Centre at 1:00pm. For those wishing, donations may be made in Skipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to a charity of your choice.

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July 2, 1933 -November 6, 2012 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our wonderful brother Robert William Winger. Robert was born July 2, 1933 and passed away November 6, 2012 at his home with family by his side. He is survived by his sisters Mary Lou Fulton and Isabelle Sandberg and brother Norman Winger and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Isabella Winger pioneers of the Comox Valley and his brother John Thomas Winger. A Celebration of Life was held at White Spot.

REID â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lillian It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lillian Reid, 93 years of age, in Comox, B.C. Lillian was predeceased by her loving husband Alex (1982), parents Robert and Anne Henderson, sister Marguerite Saunders, brother Robert (Bob) Henderson. Lillian will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her children Sheila (Bob), Jim (Linda), Sandy (Joanne), and Mary-Ann (Victor); her grandchildren Catherine, Candice, Kevin, Sean (Kiyomi), Colin, Andrew, Jennifer (Michael), Alasdair (Melissa), Mike, Cameron, Scott, Jason, Lindsey, and Kate; and her great grandchildren Kayla, Madeleine, Abigail, Kennedy, Haley, and Kyle, as well as her sister-in-law Polly Henderson, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Lillian was born in Winnipeg Manitoba. She attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute, and was an active member of St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church. While there, she met her beloved husband Alex. She loved to sing and she, her sister Marguerite, and another young woman formed a trio called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Three Beautiful Tones.â&#x20AC;? They sang on both stage and radio. Lillian had an incredible zest for life and a joyful disposition. People were drawn to her as she was always kind, friendly, and a good listener. She was also a very sensitive and caring soul with a big heart for people less fortunate than herself. In 1949, Lillian and Alex moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver. Lillian continued to be active in church life at Marpole United Church, where she sang with the choir. Once her children were all attending school, Lillian worked for the Vancouver School District in a number of roles, retiring as a Teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Assistant. She and Alex were very active in Scottish organizations, including the Gaelic Society, Sons of Scotland, and Highland Games. Lillian loved to cook and bake and was famous for her Scottish oat-cakes! Lillian and Alex loved to travel and made frequent trips to the UK and Ireland, where they visited their large extended families. After losing Alex, Lillian continued to enjoy traveling with friends and family. She especially loved her many cruises. She joined the Vancouver Gaelic Choir and enjoyed a number of years singing and travelling with them. For many years, Lillian attended the School of Celtic Studies in Winnipeg, where she set up a bursary in honour of her husband and his passion for the Gaelic language and piping. In 1999, Lillian moved to Comox, B.C. She continued to enjoy an active life and regular visits with her four children and their families. We will miss her beautiful smile, twinkling eyes, kindness, generosity, wonderful stories, and very quick Irish wit. The family deeply appreciates the generous support and care given to Lillian by Dr. Susan Hunter and the staff at Stevenson Place, as well as the Transition Unit at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Hospital for the last two months. A memorial service will be held on November 24th at 2:00 pm, in the sanctuary of Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox, BC, V9M 1P9, Rev. Maggie Enwright officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Ralph Hill May 23, 1921 - November 7, 2012 Ralph passed away peacefully at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital surrounded by his loving family on November 7th, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife Gertrude in 2001. Ralph is survived and will be greatly missed by Judy (Ron) Wentz, Gweneth (Gill) Baily, Rodney Hill, Robert (Brenda) Hill and David (Georgette) Hill; his grandchildren Susan, Janel, Bob, Christopher, Lara, Andy, William, Lawrence, Debbie, Rob, and Wendy; greatgrandchildren Jordan, Brandon and numerous others; his two sisters as well as other relatives and friends. Ralph served in the Navy during the Second World War. He was a Mason and was a Royal Canadian Legion member. In his leisure time Ralph enjoyed the outdoors and often went fishing and camping. Ralph was a kind, warm and generous person, who loved to play jokes and give people nicknames. His family wishes to thank the Doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and nurses of the Emergency department at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital for their excellent care and compassion. Donations in Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A Celebration of Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life took place at Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:00pm.

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CARDS OF THANKS

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In Memory of

~IN LOVING MEMORY~ of CORY CARTER(25 years) JANET PHILLIPS(6 years) WALLY PHILLIPS(11 years)

THE FAMILY Of Ruby Muma would like to express our sincere thank you for all the cards and support of the loss of a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great- Grandmother. Your sympathy, thoughtfulness and caring words will forever be remembered. We are grateful that Ruby’s friends and family could join us to celebrate and reflect on her life.

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Jaime my precious girl you touched so many lives with your loving ways your sense of humor and your beautiful music. xxoo

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE

Losing you is a heartache that never goes away. We love you and miss you so much. Barb, Albert, Denise, Rob and Family

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ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES

Comox Valley Farmers Market Association Annual General meeting Sat November 24th at 2 pm. Lower Native Suns Hall YOU ARE officially invited! Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society’s 2nd Annual Tis The Season! Auction Fundraiser, Saturday November 17th, 7pm - 9pm at the Zocalo Cafe downtown Courtenay. Come early for dinner & drinks - 10% of food tab donated to PALS. Donations at the door. Black Swan Fiddlers LIVE MUSIC. Credit cards, cheques and cash accepted for winning bids. Over 40 lots and $2000 worth of auction items! We all look forward to seeing everyone there!

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NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Jacob Henry Schneidmuller, deceased, formerly of 303 Denman Street, Comox, BC V9M 3B5 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 28rd day of December, 2012 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice. Katherine Clayholt Executor c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

TREES

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The Comox Valley Record will once again publish a Christmas Tree Directory every Wednesday and Friday issue from November 21 to December 21.

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COMOX DOGGY Do is closing! I would like to thank all my customers (I miss my dog friends) for their patronage I am unable to return to work. All posters are for sale All equipment is for sale Please email carve@shaw.ca for posters or equipment.

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NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Hylda Beatrice Conrad, deceased, formerly of The Views, St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2137 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 1P2 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Co- Executor c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 18th day of December, 2012 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice. Sandra Anne Conrad Elizabeth Marilyn Conrad Co-Executrix c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

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CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

HELP WANTED

NAR-ANON- If a family member or friend is using drugs, how does it affect you? We can help. Call Rene 3342392, Sharon 339-7906 or Jack 334-3485.

RESIDENT MANAGERS. (VICTORIA) 2 F/T positions, 74 units, 2 buildings 4 km apart, in James Bay and Jubilee areas, near shops, parks, schools, beach. Discount on 2 bdrm suite. Car required. Exp an asset. Start Dec 16th - Jan 1st. Fax CV (250)920-5437.

NEWSPAPER

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: CHILD’S glasses in a pair of short brown cowboy boots donated to Four Square Church, Nov. 13th. Call (250)941-6789. LOST: CAMERA, cell phone and Ipod all in a black camera case. Comox main logging Rd between Pear Lake/Smith Rd. Call (250)723-3454.

TICKETS PAUL MCCARTNEY 2-tickets, Nov 25, BC Place, Vancouver. Great seats, 10 rows from stage. $1600 obo ($650 each, face value). 250-756-9746.

TRADES, TECHNICAL Heavy Duty Mechanic to assist in the management and maintenance of equipment fleet. We offer year round, in town, employment with an excellent compensation and benefits package. Supervisory experience is an asset. Fax resume to 250-287-9634 or please email to:

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

ESTHETICAN WANTED at Eden Street Salon and Day Spa. Are you looking for a place where you will be appreciated and you can flourish? We are the right place with a mature business and strong leadership looking for you! Must have internal motivation to provide exceptional customer service, experience, flexible hours and be a great team player! Apply in person with resume to 2701 Eden Street, Campbell River.

HELP WANTED AN ALBERTA Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. HAIR STYLIST required, Full or Part Time, guaranteed hourly wage or commission whichever is higher per pay period. Please reply to: stylinghair101@hotmail.com Confidentiality assured. SEAWEED PROCESSING facility in Comox begins operation. Like a warm beach and the smell of the ocean in winter. Several people needed for processing as facility open 24/7. Respectable wages and close to bus. jb@islandirishmoss.com with resume

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CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR CRA requires a Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate and implement a Volunteer Program to support the Evergreen Seniors Club and 55+ programming. For full details please go to www.courtenay.ca and click on employment opportunities.

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TRADE HEAVY DUTY/ COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANIC Emcon Services Inc., Road and Bridge Maintenance contractor for North Vancouver Island, currently has an opening for a Trade Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Mechanic in our Cumberland yard. Qualifications include: • Trade Journeyman Certification in Heavy Duty Mechanics (BC TQ Certificate) • CVIP Certification an asset • Knowledge and experience in Preventative Maintenance Programs. • Grade 12 education • Valid BC Driver’s Licence with the ability to obtain a minimum Class 3 / air • Good knowledge of trade related worksite safety • Willing to work outdoors and travel, some shift work and field work is required Interested candidates may submit their resumes, complete with education, experience, references, and a current drivers abstract. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and hiring is subject to pre-employment drug testing. Please mail, fax or e-mail resumes to: Emcon Services Inc. 3190 Royston Road PO Box 1300 Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 FAX: 250 336-8892 Email: island@emconservices.ca

Job Posting Quality Assurance Trainee Emcon Services Inc. a Provincial leader in Road and Bridge Maintenance is seeking a Quality Assurance Trainee in our Vancouver Island Division. We are looking for a detail oriented person who thrives in a fast paced environment and seeks a chance for advancement while learning the Road and Bridge Maintenance Industry. You will work with our senior Management Team, inspect and identify work and processes used, measure for quality and accuracy, and examine compliance with contractual and company standards. The successful candidate will also participate in site supervision/inspections, project cost-control and costing analysis. As a member of our Quality Assurance Team, you have an active role in internal and local audits. This position requires the individual to work both outdoors (in all weather conditions) and indoors (office setting), has the above average analytical and organizational skills needed to complete reports and documentation, excellent communication skills, ability to work independently, ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships in a large and complex network and is flexible. Proven computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are essential. Road construction experience and an understanding of ISO principles would be an asset. Interested candidates may submit their resumes, complete with education, experience, references, and a current drivers abstract. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and hiring is subject to pre-employment drug testing. Please mail, fax or e-mail resumes to: HR Manager Emcon Services Inc. 105 – 1121 McFarlane Way Merritt, BC V1K 1B9 Fax: 250-378-4106 E-mail: tsmyth@emconservices.ca


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

HELP WANTED

WORK WANTED

CARPENTRY

UNDER $499

LOOKING FOR a p.t/ft on call class 1 driver. Must pass a pre employment drug and alcohol test and have a min. 4-yr. driving exp. Mtn. 7 winter driving exp. needed, chaining will be req. Paid $125.00 per trip on a 420km. rounder. Please forward resume and abstract. awannop@shaw.ca

HOUSECLEANING Available immed. Mon-Fri 9-4. Over 20 yrs exp. Ref’s. avail. 331-0013

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

FRONT LOADING 24” washer Dryer, new condition $450 O.B.O 250-702-4857

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051 THE COTTAGE Gardener seeks P/T help for Wed & Sat. Must have retail clothing exp. Please bring in your resume Tues.- Fri. from 10-5. Only applicants selected will be contacted and we thank all other for applying. 204-1797 Comox Ave

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

PLUMBER/HANDYMAN Tired, overworked, exhausted, hot water tank that needs to be retired? Ken 250-650-4838 for an awesome price. WORK WANTED: your helper assembly prep work. Detailing, building & ground maintenance. Anything you need help with I do. 941-2764

PERSONAL SERVICES ESCORTS ALL PRO Escorts & Strippers, 24-hour service. Visa/MasterCard. Always hiring. Fast friendly service.250-897-3332. www.allproescorts.com www.allprostrippers.com STIFF? SORE? Relax and unwind with Nicole! Incalls Comox and Parksville. Visit www.cvmassage.com for rates and schedule. 250-339-4104

FINANCIAL SERVICES

SUPPORT WORKER JOB FAIR Communitas Supportive Care is holding a JOB FAIR for those interested in learning more about our employment opportunities for Support Workers. Come and learn about our unique and rewarding job opportunities. COURTENAY November 28, 2012 2:00-7:00pm Serious Coffee (Upper Mezzanine) Southgate Centre #5 - 2760 Cliffe Avenue CAMPBELL RIVER November 29, 2012 9:00am-1:00pm Communitas Office 1250 D Cedar Street Stop by for some coffee, refreshments and an opportunity to learn more about supporting adults who have special needs. We hope to see you there. www.CommunitasCare.com

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

GARDENING 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.

HANDYPERSONS CV HANDYMAN SERVICES30 yrs. exp. Reasonable rates. Prefer small jobs. Please call Victor, 250-703-1218. HOME REPAIR & Maintenance Service. Interior or Exterior. Call Les for Free estimate at 250-898-8887.

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COMPASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS for women’s recovery house in Courtenay. 897-0360

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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~ ~ ALL AWAY ~~ RUBBISH / JUNK REMOVAL Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668 PETS BOARDING BOARD YOUR dog in my home. Your beloved pet will become part of our family. Two walks a day, lots of love, fenced in back yard. Call Susan for details 250-941-1946

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.

Dogwood Dental is looking for a full or part time

LIVESTOCK

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GOOD QUALITY local hay, large bales $7.00/bale. Call 250-334-8904

to join Dr. Lathangue and his team. Email Resume to: carmen@dogwooddental.com or drop your resume off at 150 Dogwood Street, Campbell River

PETS BASSET HOUND puppies 1 female, 2 males, 1st shots & vet checked $700 Call 250286-6609 DOG GROOMING & walking great prices & availability. Any size dog! 250-897-8405

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COLLECTIBLE DINER style dishes, includes 10 dinner plates, white w/ burgundy edging, $30 obo. (250)335-1329.

FUEL/FIREWOOD 20 YRD loads. Clean 2x4 ends for Firewood, cheap. Please call 250-334-9559. #250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD. WOOD PELLET fuel for sale. Clean Burn & Okanagan. Animal bedding, shavings & pellets. We deliver! 250-757-9232

FURNITURE MOVING- SOFA/chairs, good cond, coffee table, 27” TV w/stand, $350. 250-339-6782. POOL TABLE- 1.5” 8’x4’, accessories + $500. (250)339-6782.

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. EAST COURTENAY 980 s.f. 3 bdrms, large living room, spacious kitchen,mostly new laminate flooring. Fenced in yard, workshop w/electricity. Right across from N.I.C., aquatic center, Costco, Home Depot & new Thrifty’s. 250-703-6768

Mountain View. 750 Oribi Drive. 4 bdrm. 3 full bathrooms. 12 yrs old. Some renos. RV parking, 5 appls. 61” TV built in w/ 5.1 surround sound. Close to schools & shopping. $359,000. 250-2877607 or 250-287-0523.

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BUYING, BUYING, Buying at the Comox Mall Antique Show- Nov 21 to Nov 24. What have you that is chique unique & antique. We are booking buying appointments and buying at the antique show. Info call 250-895-5741, 250-850-0768.

APPLIANCES

Comox Valley Campus

GE PROFILE SS 5-burner gas range, with griddle & warming drawer. Looks & works great. $350. Call (250)923-3845, C.R.

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INGLIS WASHER and Dryer, (white), work perfectly, $350 OBO for the set. Call (250)338-1531.

UNDER $100 GE HEAVEY Duty large capacity full size dryer. $99. 250-702-4857

KIWANIS CLUB OF COURTENAY “Gigantic Juncktique Sale” at St. George United Church Hall corner of 6thSt. & Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay Nov. 16th 6 pm - 8pm Nov.17th 8am-12noon

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

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.

GARAGE SALES

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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Grace Quilting Frame, fits machines 9”-12”.Steel construction. Crib - king size, comes w/all accesories. $1150 obo 250-923-2995.

Call Sue: 1.888.545.2438

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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WE BUY HOUSES

INVACARE FULL electric hospital bed with mattress. Only used 3 times, still under full warranty. Price new $1950 serious offers only please. Call (250)339-3440. MEDICAL WALKER, mens, (Dolomite Legacy Lite), like new, $300 cash only please. Call (250)337-5491.

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE ADMIRAL HEAVY duty Washer/Dryer, 1yr old. $500. Craftsman riding mower, 21HP, 40” mower deck, with bagger & wagon $500. (250)914-1049. ASHIYA ALTO saxophone, gently used, was $700. Now $600. Lrg bird cage with starter kit incld’s food, book and accessories, new, was $120. Now $100. Call (250)923-1885. Cedar split rails 8 & 10ft. $1.00 per ft. Firewood bundles $5.00. Exercise bike like new. $200. Antique piano $500 Cross bow $100. 250-9412764 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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

REAL ESTATE

3 brdm home w/double garage. Lge level lot, suitable for development, fruit trees, lots of parking Peterson Rd area. $225,000. 250-504-0235.

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APARTMENT/CONDO COMOX - 2 sm. bdrm, Fridge & stove. N/S, N/P, avail. now $575/mth 250-339-2119 COMOX CONDO, ocean view, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, 5 appls, parking. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $1000 + utils. (250)335-3154. COURTENAY 1540 Piercy. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls. n/p,n/s, $675/mth. Available now. COURTENAY 1015 Cumberland rd. 1 bdrm, 1 bath. 2- appls., laundry in building. N/S 650/mth. Contact: COAST REALTY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 250-897-3999 COURTENAY WATERFRONT Condo, 2 bed 2 bath, u/g pkg & storage, All app inc w/d & f/p. No Pets, No Smoking. $975/month. 587-9204386 LARGE 1 & 2 bdrms. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! From $625/mo. 250-334-4646. MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. 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. Apartments•Condos•Suites 305-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls, $700/mth Avail. immed. 304-129 Back Road 2 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 appls, $850/mth Avail. Immed. 232B VALLEYVIEW DR. 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 Appliances, $900/mth AVAIL. DEC 1

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

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SHOP/WAREHOUSE space. Cousins Rd. 1200 sqft. 3 phase power. High ceilings. Office Area. I-2 Zoning. Available Now! 250-703-1644, 250-338-7476 evs.

In The Comox Valley 250.338.3746

LOVELY SANTA suits helpers & elfs. Courtenay Costumes Rentals. (250)334-3687.

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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

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

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 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. 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.

HOMES FOR RENT

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. 7403 South Island Hwy. 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appl $1050/mth Avail.immed.

WASHINGTON APARTMENTS 1033 Ryan Road, Courtenay, B.C. (250) 338-0330

APARTMENTS FOR RENT $550-$700/month including utilities

The Washington Apartments have been extensively upgraded and the management has, for the past two years, taken positive steps to transform the apartments into safe, secure and comfortable living accommodations with very reasonable rates that include heat and hot water. Call now to view the New Washington Apartments.

(250) 338-0330

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, 4- appls.,double garage, heat pump, RV pkg, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref, Avail Dec. 1- $1,200 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 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 3 BED 2 bath Home for RentAvailable Dec. 1st- $1400 Located in Seal bay area, .4 acre fenced yard, new appliances, 650 sq ft shop/garage space Call/txt 250-792-1007 for more details 4 BDRM, 2 ba, fenced back yard, close to schools, shopping & parks. Avail Dec 1 $1350. Refs. Req. 250-7924053/250-792-9332

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#40-2355 VALLEYVIEW DR. 3 bed 1.5 Bath N/S 5- appls $1100/mth AVAIL. DEC 1 7-147 STEWART ST 3 bed 1.5 bath N/S 5 appls., $1100/mth AVAIL. DEC. 1ST 5628 SEACLIFFE 2 bed, 1 bath. N/S N/P, 4appls., furnished. $800/mth AVAIL IMMED 6754 Buckley Bay Rd. 3 beds, 3 bath N/S 5 appls., $ 1400/mth AVAIL DEC. 1

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

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.

TIDES Beautiful riverfront condo features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 6 appl, electric fireplace, large patio, secured underground parking & storage!! Moments to Starbucks & shopping and numerous other doorstep amenities; Dec 1; $1000

TOWNHOMES ALDERGROVE PLACE

Townhome offers living down & sleeping up, with recent upgrades located near downtown Courtenay; 2 bdrms, 5 appl, semi-private patio area, & assigned parking; Close to schools & shopping; N/S & N/P; $800/month; for immediate possession

HOMES URQUHART PLACE

Fully renovated 3 bdm, 2 bath home with beautiful solarium feature, 5 appl, garage, & tiered backyard for the gardening enthusiast; walking distance to schools & Puntledge Park; imm. possession; $1100; N/S; pets negotiable

WESTERN RD RANCHER

3 bdrm home in North Courtenay features 4 appls, large living area, & storage shed; yard is large & partially fenced; located close to schools & shopping; N/S; pets negotiable; $895; Dec 1

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PARK PLACE 1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR 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.

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;?

www.advancedpm.ca 250-338-2472

MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC.

200 Back Road, Courtenay

2286 Lambert Dr 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 2 appls. $1300/mth Avail. Immed. 289A NIM NIM 4 Bed, 2 Bath, N/S, N/P 5 appls., $1150/mth AVAIL. NOV 15

MEICOR REALTY

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

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. Independent Living for Seniors â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Affordable Alternativeâ&#x20AC;? TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite. Ensuite, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, in suite washer/dryer. New appliances. Within walking distance to downtown. Well maintained and well managed building with quiet, mature neighbours. Resident social room. Indoor scooter parking. Elevator. Security entry. No pets. Also One Bedroom. Call John @ 250-7032264.

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

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay Spacious 3 bedroom suite in a quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Walking distance to schools, bus stops, and downtown. Reasonable rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. No pets, two rental references and security deposit required.

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd 2 BEDROOM SUITE available in wellrespected, adult-oriented building. Close to downtown, and ideal for seniors with bus stop out front. Arran House is well managed and maintained, and offers a friendly and secure atmosphere. House cat accepted with pet deposit.

250-334-9717

PINES APARTMENTS 1055-10th Street Avail. 1 and 2 Bdrm Suite. Completely renovated in adult oriented building with secure entry and elevator. Rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpets and drapes. Coin laundry on-site. No pets. Security deposit required. For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

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

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

To View, Call 250-334-4483

RYAN COURT 1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay Clean and modern 1 Bedroom available Dec. 1st. Cat okay with pet deposit. Lease required. Rent $625/month.

Call 250-338-7449 CYPRESS ARMS 1255 9th Street, Courtenay Available deluxe 2 bedroom suite in a quiet well maintained building. Rent includes full size stove, fridge, washer/dryer, carpet and blinds. Nice feature: large open concept. No pets. 2 Rental references and Security Deposit required.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

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 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

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


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TRUCKS & VANS

2-BDRM TOWNHOUSE with 5 appls., patio & covered parking. N/P or partiers. Lake Trail area $850/mo Nov.15 or Dec.1 250-334-4724 / 250-650-4724.

1999 HONDA Accord, automatic, fully loaded, leather interior, 6 disc CD player, sunroof, good condition, $5400. Call (250)923-7412.

Rental Housing Conference, Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 22nd & 23rd Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria. Mini-workshops for Residential Landlords & Managers. â&#x20AC;˘ Hoarding â&#x20AC;˘ Tenant Selection â&#x20AC;˘ Insurance â&#x20AC;˘ Financing â&#x20AC;˘ Income Tax â&#x20AC;˘ Energy-EfďŹ ciency â&#x20AC;˘ Bedbugs More information visit: romsbc.com/prhc.php. To register, call: 1.888.330.6707

TOWNHOUSES

CENTRAL COURTENAY2 storey 2 bdrm townhouse, small cat ok, $695. Avail now. Call 250-334-8468. 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.

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

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

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 & Dec 1. rents from $1200/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. $1100/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 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. No Pets. 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, gas F/P, double garage, golf course view, adult oriented, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,300/mth. If rented by Dec. 15/2012- half of Dec. 2013 rent is free. WILLOW WOOD 2bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls,patio, two pkg. spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail Immed.- $725/mth ASPEN COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls, patio,res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec.1 - $800/mth MANOR PARK 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, F/P, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors, partial views, n/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Dec 1- $1,100/mth PUNTLEDGE TERRACE 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 4 appls, woodstove, newlyrenovated, N/S, No peta. Avail.Dec.,1 - $925/mth 2 LEVEL WEST CTNY DUPLEX, 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, 4 appls, carport, partially fenced yard, N/S, No pets, Avail Dec1 - $1000/mth

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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

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Courtenay Legion Hall

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

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Breakfast

ROOMS FOR RENT LAKE TRAIL Guesthouse rooms from $160 wkly $550 monthly. Call 250-338-1914

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

FUN for ALL AGES with

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

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

COURTENAY-1 bdrm, share kitchen, bath, female only. Pet neg Avail Dec 1 250-897-8405 NEWLY RENOVATED furnished rooms, safe environment, N\D, N/P. $485. 250 871-3444. D.D. $100.00 ROYSTON2 furnished rooms, share kitchen, own living room, housekeeping included. Call 250-335-3337.

ADMISSION AND BREAKFAST BY DONATION â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Bring the family! All Ages Welcome â&#x2DC;&#x2026; R.C.M.P. members attending in Red Serge

2004 CHEVY Venture, silver. 6 passenger, year old tires, 135,000 km. Good condition $3,500.Call Ken 250-941-1097 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. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

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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.

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.

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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT reg cab long box 4x4. A/C, P/W P/D, 177,000km. Air bags One owner.$7495. 250-3380385

SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

SUITES, LOWER COURTENAY, COZY legal suite, 1 bdrm, 2 appls, private entrance, carport, includes hydro, N/S, N/P, refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, $750 mo, avail Dec.1. 250-871-5755

Starting at 8 am

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.

COMOX - 3 rooms avail now. cable/internet incld. Shared laundry,kitchen & bath. N.D $400. each 250-941-2764

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2008 Pontiac G5 great shape 63,900 k. Power windows, locks, air. $7,900 new set of snow tires incld. 250-792-2620

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

MARINE BOATS

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

CTNY- 2 bdrm furnished suite, W/D, F/yard. N/S. Avail. Jan. 1 $750/mo. 250-334-8876

SUITES, UPPER COURTENAY, 2121 Piercy Ave., $650 mo incls heat & hydro. Avail now. (250)702-1096.

TRANSPORTATION

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

2001 Ford Explorer. 6 cylinder, 4 litre engine with 179,000 kms. Asking $6,000.00 Call 250-923-7979

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 1987 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grew Easy Loader Trailer 350, Alpha 1 leg many extras $8999 O.B.O 334-8876

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1999 Buick Century Limited Edition 3.1lt, ps,pw,ac, new goodyear all season radial tires, fully maint.$1650.00 obo 250-287-8570/250-923-1355

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

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Your Community

ClassiďŹ eds can rev you up!

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

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

1976 TRIUMPH T26 Red Exterior. Tan leather interior. Collector plates. avail. New black soft top, tires, battery. $8000 in repts. Asking $10,300 O.B.O. 250-335-2331

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2004 GREW BOWRIDER 17ft, Mercury 90 2-stroke motor, with trailer, low hours. Asking, $12,000. Mike 250-597-3389. 2011 MAZDA-TRIBUTE 36,000km. Warranty and serviced to date. $24,999. Call 250-287-2009.

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

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2002-FORD EXPLORER XLS. Runs excellent. 157,000 kms. Reduced to sell $4,999 OBO. 250-287-2009. 1977 IT-400 YAMAHA. Runs and drives great. Lots of power. Fresh piston. $800 ďŹ rm. 250-287-1163.

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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. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT loaded very nice $6800. 250338-4184. 1983 Suzuki 450 GS 1,054 km. Garage kept $2500. 250-338-4184

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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 Devotional gathering – with the theme “Honouring the Children,” November 19 at 7:15 p.m. 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

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Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

Val 250-338-7727 (office)

Courtenay

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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”

Guest Minister Rev. Ted Hicks

at 11 am

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

250-400-7800

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COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald) Sunday Morning Service - 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 11:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School - 11:30 a.m. Evening Service - 6:30 p.m.

Service 10:30am Guest Speaker: Rev. Wally Fry “Watch Out that No One Deceives You” Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 Full Wheelchair e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca Access comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

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

250-338-8454

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

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

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

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

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program

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 Thou kind Lord! These lovely children are the handiwork of the fingers of Thy might and the wondrous signs of Thy greatness.” ‘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.

Pastors Dan & Susan McLean of the Victoria Miracle Centre will be sharing during our morning service on November 25th at 11am Come and be blessed!

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 8:00 am & 10:00 pm Worship www.stpeterscomox.ca

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

Sunday Holy Eucharist 8:30 am & 10 am Sunday School 10 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10 am

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

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