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FRIDAY November 23, 2012 Vol. 27•No. 94 ••• $1.25 inc. H.S.T.

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A Fanny Bay man had a close encounter with a cougar outside his Stelling Road home Wednesday night. Around 10:30 p.m., Josh Bilodeau was putting up Christmas decorations on the porch when he noticed a cougar in the compost heap almost two metres away. “As he stood up and turned around, the cougar was ready to pounce him,” his wife Barbara said Thursday. The cat — which she estimates at about 200 pounds and two to three years old — ran away when Josh stood up. She has contacted the conservation service and is waiting to hear back. “We’re quite concerned,” said Barbara, who has a six-year-old daughter and a small dog. “That’s way too close to home. I walk my daughter to school every day.” The couple is new to the area. Their house is surrounded by forest, with resident deer on a daily basis. Barbara and her landlord figure the cougar has been roaming the area about two weeks. Earlier this month, Fanny Bay resident Aga Schultes was preparing to drive her children to school when she spotted a cougar in her driveway. The cat, ... see NOT FIRST ■ A2

Canada. We suffer from the tyranny of distance. We’ve lost them (other rail lines) “Don’t it always seem to at our peril.” Support is subject to go, That you don’t know what approval from the other districts, and to comments from you’ve got till it’s gone. They paved paradise, and elected officials in Courtenay, Comox and Cumberput up a parking lot.” — Joni Mitchell, Big Yel- land to whom a staff report will be forwarded. low Taxi. “We’re very pleased,” ICF Courtenay director Jon Ambler referred to the chief operating officer GraJoni Mitchell classic when ham Bruce said. “This is a big decision.” considering a Districts in plea from the The railway is the Cowichan Island CorValley, Alberridor Founda- part of what made ni Clayoquot tion to save the and Victoria E&N railway Canada. We suffer regions have line between from the tyranny approved Victoria and of distance. We’ve the request. Courtenay. lost them (other All but one Tuesday member of at regional rail lines) at our the Nanaimo district com- peril. Regional Dismittee of the Jon Ambler trict approved whole, Ambler a $945,000 and other directors gave preliminary request at the committee approval to a one-time level. Approval is contingent grant-in-aid of $392,000 to the ICF, which has asked on the foundation’s abilfor assistance from five ity to secure a commitment Island regional districts from VIA Rail to reinstate to repair the decayed line. passenger service along the Island rail corridor. The Support was unanimous. The ICF is asking for a board is to vote on the item combined $3.2 million to next week. Bruce credits all Island repair 48 bridge structures. According to Southern Rail- communities and First way — which would operate Nations for banding togeththe passenger service under er to save the railroad, contract with VIA Rail — a especially in Alberni-Claystudy shows the structures oquot where repairs are not are in better condition than necessary. “They recognize it will originally thought. “We’re at a crossroads benefit the entire Island,” here,” Ambler said. “The Bruce said. railway is part of what made ... see RAILWAY ■ A2

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Pending approval next week from the CVRD board, the $392,000 will be funded by a tax requisition. The amount is likely to change pending assessed property values. According to the dis-

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which was about two metres away, disappeared when her dogs started barking. Conservation officers spent several hours tracking the animal with dogs but could not locate the cougar. During the search, they discovered several dead deers, one of which was at the railroad

TWO FANNY BAY residents have been face to face recently with a cougar. track near Schultes’ property. The public is asked to call in cougar sightings at the

RAPP line (Report all Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-9527277. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Cougar strategy in a nutshell If you meet a cougar: • Never approach a cougar. Although cougars will normally avoid a confrontation, all cougars are unpredictable. • Always give a cougar an avenue of escape.

• Stay calm. Talk to the cougar in a confident voice. • Pick all children up off the ground immediately. Children frighten easily and their rapid movements may provoke an attack. • Do not run.

If a cougar behaves aggressively: • Arm yourself with a large stick, throw rocks, speak loudly and firmly. Convince the cougar that you are a threat not prey. • If a cougar attacks, fight back!

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I was in awe. I didn’t really know if I would ever see a Canadian run like this, especially in the 10K, in my lifetime of coaching. The kid’s got talent.

trict, the public overwhelmingly supports the railway project. Ambler also noted most e-mails he receives regarding the issue are positive. “We need to protect what we have here,” Area B director Jim Gillis said. While he figures their share will exceed $392,000, Gillis said it’s a start. Last spring, the Province and federal government committed a combined $15 million for railroad infrastructure in an effort to rebuild the Island railway. Improvements

provide an incremental approach to restoring and expanding passenger and freight service. If targets are met with VIA Rail, Bruce

foresees construction possibly beginning in the spring, with passenger service possibly going by next October. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Comox proposal meets opposition Erin Haluschak Record Staff

A group of around 35 Comox residents gathered Wednesday to express their concerns, trying to prevent change to one of the main entrances into the town. At a public hearing to consider a rezoning and development permit application for 221 Glacier View Drive (a seven-unit, multifamily residential development comprised of three detached dwellings and one four-unit townhouse), all eight residents who formally spoke, expressed their opinions against the proposed development. Currently, the lot is zoned R1.1— single family and the proposed rezoning is to Comprehensive Development 16 — which includes accessory structures, home occupations, single family dwellings and townhouses. The density in the proposed rezoning is not to exceed 21 units per hectare. Residents sited changing “first impressions” of people entering Comox, creating a new zoning category, trees slated for removal, and an increase in traffic as some of the main points against the proposed development. “As you know, the proposed development site lies at the entrance to our Town. First impressions are important and lasting, often conveying the message of what visitors may expect to find in the town,” said resident Jeremy Triggs, who spoke as the executive director of the Comox Town Residents’ Association. He expressed concerns about the sloping site and the overland flow of rainwater as well as seven mature trees which are slated for removal and traffic increases due to a rezoning to a higher density. He asked council members to not approve the development in its current form, but suggested it could ask the developer to reduce or compact the number of residential units. Strathcona Crescent

resident Marilyn Machum echoed many of the concerns regarding trees and the entranceway into Comox. “I know council has the best intention at heart, but when presented with a development permit, something seems to go wrong,” she said. “I know we don’t have a lot of land to develop, so when something comes up, we overdevelop.” Kent Holland, a former member of the Planning Advisory Committee, questioned why there is an Official Community Plan (OCP) in place if it constantly changes. “Let’s stick to it. It costs us money as taxpayers to create it, and I’m getting tired of the amount of times a developer comes our way and throws money at it,” he noted. “The ink is not quite dry — let’s stick to it.” Developer Guthrie Lefevre and Allan Fletcher of AFC Construction spoke in favour of the project, and highlighted key concerns presented by residents. “We’ve worked on this project for two years with staff, and we’re not taking it lightly,” said Lefevre, who addressed issues concerning the location, vegetation, and the OCP. Fletcher, who stated the property involved was inherited from a client, said growing up in the Comox Valley and having a background in marine biology, “the environment is paramount.” “Inevitably, communities do change, and development happens. We need to look at what kind of development needs to be done?” he said. “The buildings will last 100 years, and we’re not celebrating the vehicle. “It’s a struggle; the Comox Valley is experiencing urban sprawl, and this is about people living there and walking into town. Yes, we lose the Douglas fir trees, but (projects like this) will improve the community.” photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

RUNNER CAM LEVINS (seen competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London) and former B.C. Lieut.-Gov. Iona Campagnolo will be inducted this month onto the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement.

Levins, Campagnolo honoured A former LieutenantGovernor and an Olympic runner will be inducted this month onto the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Cam Levins of Black Creek will be honoured Nov. 27 for his performance at the London Olympics. Longtime Comox Valley resident Iona Campagnolo will be inducted Nov. 30. In conjunction with the Comox Valley Regional District, Levins will be honoured for his 11th-place finish in the gruelling 10,000-metre race in London. His performance was hailed by Athletics Canada officials as one of the great performances in the history of Canadian distance running. “I was in awe,” said Wynn Gmitroski, longtime Athletics Canada coach. “I didn’t really know if I would ever see a Canadian run like this, especially in the 10K, in my lifetime of coaching. The kid’s got talent.” The public is invited to attend the ceremony Nov.

27 at 4 p.m. in the CVRD’s boardroom at 600 Comox Rd. in Courtenay. His name will also be added to the Walk of Achievement Olympians plaque located in the Comox Valley Sports Centre. Campagnolo is to be inducted Nov. 30. Campagnolo, PC, OC,

OBC has a long career as a Canadian politician, serving in Pierre Trudeau’s cabinet and was British Columbia’s 27th Lieutenant-Governor and the first woman to hold the position. She served in that position for six years. She also had a career as a broadcaster and activist.

A ceremony celebrating her induction will take place Nov. 30 in the Sid Williams Theatre at noon followed by the unveiling of her plaque in front of Hot Chocolates at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend both ceremonies. — Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Murder hearing starts Monday Record Staff A Comox Valley teen will soon know how long he will remain in custody, as his sentencing hearing for the second-degree murder of James Denton is scheduled to begin Monday at the Courtenay courthouse. In August, Justice R.B.T. Goepel found the teen, who was 16 at the time of the murder, guilty. Crown prosector Gordon Baines noted he would seek an adult sentence. Court heard throughout

the trial, which concluded in June, that Denton, 19, was stabbed twice — once in the left armpit and once in the left lower back — near the entrance to G.P. Vanier Secondary School following the conclusion in July 2011 of a day-long music festival at the nearby Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. The accused cannot be named because of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). Baines said he is seeking the adult sentence based on the circumstances of the

case and the actions of the accused, and noted a youth sentence would not be adequate. Goepel ordered a presentence and psychological report for the sentencing hearing. Under the YCJA, the maximum sentence for second-degree murder is seven years, with a maximum of four years in custody, and the remainder to be served in the community with conditions and under supervision. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Courtenay councillors like Arden proposal so far Public hearing scheduled for Dec. 3 at City Hall Renee Andor Record Staff

A proposed 80-lot residential development in the Arden Road area received tentative praise from Courtenay council this week. Applications to amend the Official Community Plan and rezone a property near Arden and Cumberland Roads came before council Monday, and were given first and second reading. A public hearing is scheduled at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the council chambers of City Hall (830 Cliffe Ave.). If passed, the land would be rezoned from Residential One A (large lot, single family) to a new comprehensive development zone and Public Use and Assembly Two zone. “My initial response to this is quite positive,” said Coun. Doug Hillian. “It appears to me that the developer has put a lot of time and energy, along with staff, into, as was stated, trying to meet the goals of the (Arden Road) Local Area Plan (LAP) that is being developed. “I’m certainly interested in hearing what people in the community will have to say at a public hearing.” Other councillors

echoed Hillian’s view, including Coun. Jon Ambler, who pointed out the proposed project is also in line with the Comox Valley’s Regional Growth Strategy. The undeveloped lots are within the Arden Road LAP, with the east end of the area bumping up against Arden and Cumberland Roads, the north border running loosely along Piercy Creek, the west end touching a closed portion of Comox Logging Road and the south side next to pri-

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My initial response to this is quite positive … I’m certainly interested in hearing what people in the community will have to say at a public hearing.

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vately owned undeveloped land. The proposal is actually one of two that was in the works before the LAP was started, thus it’s moving ahead before the LAP is fully complete and is not subject to the LAP process.

City staff report on the proposed development, “staff believe the proposal meets many of the objectives that have been discussed by the community during the community engagement process (of the LAP).” The project would be

developed over seven phases, and would include a mix of housing types and lot sizes; smaller lot single family homes with secondary suites, single-family homes and duplexes are proposed. “This mix of housing types will assist with the creation of a neighbourhood for a range of life stages, incomes and tenure options, leading to an inclusive and diverse community,” wrote City staff in their report. McElhanney representative Ian Whitehead told council about the developer’s idea behind the mix of housing sizes during his delegation to council. “The intention is to try and meet a market segment that is lacking a little bit in the Valley,” he said. “The intent is certainly to meet a market that the average person could buy with the average salary.” According to the staff report, a riparian assessment of Piercy Creek and an environmental impact assessment of flora and fauna

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RCMP REPORT Week of November 14 to 20, 2012

TOURING THE PROVINCE NDP health critic Mike Farnworth, seen here with Comox Valley candidate Kassandra Dycke, discussed health-care needs with Valley residents at a town hall meeting Thursday night at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. The longtime Port Coquitlam MLA is touring the province as his party prepares for a spring election. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

On November 14, 2012 the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of an unlocked car being entered while parked on the 800 block of Back Rd. in Courtenay. The owner reports that some change and medical supplies were taken. (2012-14119) On November 14, 2012 a report of a stolen vehicle was taken by police. The owner reports parking the car on the corner of Minto Rd. and Fraser Rd. in Courtenay on the night of November 13th, 2012. The car was later located, totally burned , in the Victoria area. (201214130) On the afternoon of November 14, 2012 police received a call of an assault at the park in Cumberland located on Dunsmuir Ave. A male, in a small white car which was driving by, got out and walked across the park and punched the victim male. This investigation is continuing. (2012-14131) Police attended a report of mail boxes being tampered with at 1812 Comox Ave. in Comox. The property reference reports this is the second incident this year. (2012-14165) A report of a Hit and Run collision with an unattended motor vehicle, on the 1000 block of Hornby place in Courtenay, was called into police on November 16, 2012. The suspect vehicle collided with the front end of a legally parked car. Upon inspection of the cars damage revealed the suspect vehicles licence plate embedded in the cars grille. The suspect vehicle was located but the owner was not. This investigation will be continuing. (201214193) On November 16, 2012 police responded to a report of a man threatening two women with a knife and threatening to do them serious harm. The man was arrested and held for a bail hearing. This investigation is continuing. (2012-14195) A motorist called police to report that while driving on the Inland island highway on November 16, 2012 unknown culprits launched fireworks at her vehicle. Police attended the area and fresh quad tracks were located. (2012-14212) A call of a theft was received on November 16, 2012 from a woman who lives on the 100 block of Stewart St. in Comox. The woman reports a wireless system used for video taping has been stolen from her residence. Unknown when it went missing. This investigation is continuing. (2012-14213) Police entered into an investigation of illegal dumping on November 17, 2012 at the intersection of Comox Logging Rd. and Lake Trail Rd. in the Cumberland area. A man was seen dumping his garbage on the side of the road by a passerby and his vehicles plate was obtained. The vehicle owner was located and given a ticket for the illegal dumping. (2012-14214) On the evening of November 16 , 2012 police stopped a vehicle after receiving a tip of the driver possibly being impaired. As a result of the stop the driver was found to have been consuming and was issued a 90 Immediate roadside prohibition and his car was impounded. (2012-14221) On November 16, 2012 police responded to a two vehicle collision that resulted in the death of the driver

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of one of the vehicles. This investigation is being continued. (2012-14222) On November 16, 2012 police attended a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Dove Creek Rd. and Burns Rd. in the Courtenay area. One vehicle had started into traffic ,after stopping at a stop sign, before it was safe to do so and struck the second vehicle which had the right of way. A traffic ticket was issued. Injuries were sustained and unfortunately a dog died in the collision. (2012-14235) On November 17, 2012 police stopped a truck at a road check which was being conducted on the Comox Valley Parkway at the on and off ramp to the Inland island highway. The driver of the pickup truck was found to have been consuming alcohol and was given a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and had his vehicle impounded. (2012-14238) Police received a complaint of a mischief to property on the Timber West logging road near the Mcleod over pass on November 17, 2012. A safety net security member called to report the destruction of a rural weather station. The station was shot with an unknown caliber of firearm and two solar panels and a battery were also stolen at the same time. The loss is estimated between $10,000 and $15,000. (2012-14256) On November 17, 2012 police received a report of a stolen motorcycle from a backyard on the 3700 block of Meredith Dr. in Royston. The motorcycle is described as 1991 Honda CR125 dirt bike with Red fenders. (201214257) A November 17, 2012 police received a report of a patio stone being used to smash the rear passengers side window out of a pickup truck parked on the 2300 block of Mansfield drive in Courtenay. There was also a dent in the rear passengers door. Nothing was taken from the interior. (2012-14258) On November 19, 2012 police responded to a report of a smashed window on the front door of the Hub Barbershop on Duncan Ave., Courtenay. Unknown culprits smashed the window and once inside stole the cash box. This investigation is continuing. (2012-14314) Police received a report of a theft from a vehicle that was parked on the 3300 block of Fifth St. in Courtenay. Sometime on the night of November 19, 2012 someone stole several hunting items from the unlocked truck. (2012-14315) On November 19, 2012 the Comox Valley RCMP received a call of an abandoned vehicle on the gravel lot South of the Buckley Bay ferry terminal. The car was found to have been stolen in Nanaimo in September. The vehicle was recovered by the owner. (2012-14318) Police received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle that was parked on the lot at the Costco store in Courtenay. The owner that the truck was parked on the lot on the morning of November 19, 2012 and during that time someone stole the bedliner out of the truck. (2012-14327) On November 19, 2012 police attended a two vehicle collision at the intersection of 13th Ave. and Joshua place in Courtenay. One vehicle made a wide turn and collided with a second vehicle. The driver was charged under the Motor Vehicle act. (2012-14331)

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, November 23, 2012

Puntledge up this weekend

BC Hydro will increase the discharge from Comox Dam by more than twofold Friday night through early Monday morning to control the Comox Lake Reservoir level. BC Hydro advises the public to stay away from the Puntledge River from Saturday through Sunday. The storms over the past weekend through Monday increased the reservoir level by almost one metre, Hydro said Thursday morning in a news release. In response, on Monday evening, BC Hydro increased the water discharge from the dam near the threshold where public river safety notification is required. The standard water discharge below the dam for this time of year is around 32 cubic metres per second (m3/s) to allow full power generation and required fish flows, but was increased to over 40 m3/s on Monday and this weekend will be around 105 m3/s. BC Hydro will then bring down the Puntledge River flow to the 45 m3/s level or lower after the weekend. The weekend water release is intended for flood risk management but will also provide ideal conditions for the Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling Society. If you are not a member of this society, you should not enter the river. The reservoir has been slowly rising this week and was at 133.75 metres Thursday morning, and will continue to rise with Thursday’s storm. However, with the water release this weekend the level may move down near the 133.5 metre level by early Monday morning. The reservoir is considered full and freespills over the dam at 135.3 metres. This is the first significant water release from Comox Dam for flood risk management this fall and winter storm season. There is no risk of downstream flooding. BC Hydro tries to maintain water storage room within the reservoir to absorb water inflows from storm events, and releases water downstream in consideration of downstream river flows and ocean tides. The storms this week have been moderate in strength though combined, this past Friday evening through early Monday, 180 millimetres of rain fell in the upper Puntledge watershed. BC Hydro can absorb high inflows as downstream rivers peak and then, as they subside, BC Hydro can release water to limit potential downstream flooding. Although BC Hydro’s dam and operations are unable to eliminate the possibility of flooding, it can reduce the frequency, size, and impact of such events. — BC Hydro

Funds for Dawn to Dawn Scott Stanfield Record Staff

A $174,000 contribution from the Comox Valley Regional District will help the Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society develop a scattered housing program to assist those on the fringes of society. The idea is to provide housing in apartments scattered throughout a community to foster a sense of home and to expedite a person’s reintegration into the community. The society proposes to house 18 individuals for 18 months, Dawn to Dawn president Richard Clarke said Tuesday at committee of the whole. He said there are sufficient apartments to carry out the plan, though

Clarke notes a lack of affordable housing in the Valley. “There’s a much bigger need out there that’s not being met,” he said. Over the course of five years, the society has housed more than 50 people since the inception of its residential program — in keeping with the Housing First concept of providing homeless people with housing and then providing additional services as needed. Clarke cited the Community Garden in Courtenay and the street soccer program as examples of Dawn to Dawn services. The society also operates an RV program that is housing street people, mostly at the Maple Pool Campsite and RV Park.

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Accomplished and powerful women speakers will come to Courtenay to speak during the TEDxIsfeldWomen event at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School. TEDxIsfeldWomen will happen from noon to about 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theatre, and six female speakers from around the world will be here to speak. The event at Isfeld is also part of the larger TEDxWomen 2012 event co-ordinated through the Paley Centre for Media in Washington, D.C. and some of the speakers at the larger event will be streamed at TEDxIsfeldWomen. According to Lianne Raymond, event organizer and teacher at Isfeld school, topics vary and are designed to get people thinking. Attendees â&#x20AC;&#x153;can expect to be inspired, definitely, and provoked, probably by a couple of them for sure â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they might challenge our thinking a little bit,â&#x20AC;? she says, adding the speakers physically coming to Courtenay to talk are a â&#x20AC;&#x153;giftâ&#x20AC;? to the Comox Valley, and she hopes they inspire young girls here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my piece of it too, is to bring these

powerful women to the Valley so that our high school girls can interact with them, and see them, and have role models for people who are out there doing important work and having their voices heard and making a difference.â&#x20AC;? However, the event is not open to girls and women exclusively; Raymond says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for boys and men to hear what these women will say too. Speakers coming to Courtenay include: Ronna Detrick, writer and speaker â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Redeeming Eve. Reimagining Everything. Tara Sophia Mohr, expert on womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership and wellbeing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Feminismâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Next Frontier Tanya Geisler, certified business and life coach â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Owning Our Authority Hilary Augustine, founder of Excela (financial company) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Connecting the Dots: The Space Between Poverty and Plenty Julie Daley, teacher, coach and writer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Journey: Out of the shadows and into the light Marianne Elliott, author â&#x20AC;&#x201D;No good! Why the world needs women to stop being so good Raymond notes Elliott â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who is coming all the way from New

MARYKA KRANABETTER PERFORMED as part the student entertainment at the past TED event at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School held in spring 2011. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second TED event, TEDxIsfeldWomen, will happen Dec. 1, and the community is invited to attend along with students. PHOTO BY LISA CHASE

Mark R. Isfeld secondary students will do TED-style talks to kick off the TEDxIsfeldWomen event. While the big TEDx event will happen Dec. 1, students will give their own talks from 12:20 to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a really fun event,â&#x20AC;? says Lianne Raymond, event organizer and Isfeld teacher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students have an opportunity to do their own talks that we will be recording for them in the same style as we record the TED talks.â&#x20AC;? Grade 11 student Tom Black plans to speak but he is still sorting out what his topic will be. However, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaning towards a talk about how society seems to praise people who â&#x20AC;&#x153;sit downâ&#x20AC;? in their jobs and tend to make the most money, rather than the people who do the physical work in society and tend to make less money. Raymond also notes

some students will be doing some spoken word poetry during the afternoon. While mainly students and parents are expected to come to the event, interested members of the community are welcome.

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mond when asked why Elliott would rather speak in the Comox Valley than New York City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this sense that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually trying to make a difference here, and that this is about connecting our kids with a bigger community and a bigger story. And she just felt like this was more aligned with her work in the world than just a big flashy event in New York.â&#x20AC;? The day will finish off with a talk by Eve Ensler â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the author of The Vagina Monologues â&#x20AC;&#x201D; streamed from the Paley Centre. Called The Rising, her talk will be about â&#x20AC;&#x153;the space between seeing and doing; between knowing and responding; between staying in the dark and seeking the light,â&#x20AC;? according to www.tedxwomen.org. Pre-registration to TEDxIsfeldWomen is mandatory as space is limited, and Raymond expects the event to book up. For more information or to register, visit www.tedxisfeld. com. While registration is free, a $10 contribution will be appreciated at the door to help with

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Cormorant, 442 Squadron to the rescue – again A crew member on board a 740-foot cargo ship was evacuated by an RCAF Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter from 442 Squadron in Comox, after he suffered a potential medical emergency Nov. 21. The Cormorant helicopter and a Buffalo SAR airplane were launched from their base at 19 Wing Comox after Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria received a call for help at 9:40 a.m. from the Mitose indicating that one of their crew was suffering from possible medical distress. The rescue aircraft arrived over the ship, which was approximately 130 km northwest of Vancouver Island, at noon. “We approached the stern of the ship and told the captain to

Christmas in the city Courtenay Recreation’s Lewis Centre invites you to deck its halls. Starting Nov. 26, decoration stations will be set up, and fresh coffee and hot chocolate will be served, as you help transform Lewis halls into holiday magic. On Dec. 1, the Lewis Centre will host the Children’s Christmas Party from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fizzlepop the Clown and Magician will be here to perform along with a special appearance from Santa Claus. Bring your camera to capture the magic. Also taking place Dec.1 is the fourth annual Gnarly Little Christmas Craft Fair from 11 to 3. Come support local youth artisans. Both events are free with a donation to the Comox Valley Food Bank. Call the Lewis Centre at 250-338-5371 for more information. — Courtenay Recreation

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Some oppose hospital rezoning Record Staff Some neighbours to the proposed new Comox Valley Hospital have started a petition opposing the rezoning of the City-owned land slated for the project. “Although it is at the 11th hour, the local residents are looking for support to at least preserve the play fields in this community,” says area resident Bev Skwernuik in an e-mail. “This open space and the greenways provided in this area of Mission Park are what attracted many of the residents to the area.” A public hearing regarding the rezoning is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre. Although the majority of the land slated for the new hospital at Lerwick and Ryan Roads is owned by North Island College, a small adjacent chunk of almost 2.3 acres is owned by Courtenay; it is currently called Mission Park and is used as a playing field. Money from the sale of the Courtenayowned land to the Vancouver Island Health Authority would be used towards a region-

al playing field for the entire Comox Valley to use, according to a report to Courtenay council on Monday from City director of legislative services Peter Crawford. The land sale would only officially go through after the rezoning process is complete. Skwernuik says some of her neighbours suggest VIHA could build the entire hospital on the NIC-owned

land and save the playing field land for future hospital expansion. “This may ease the transition for the students at Queneesh (Elementary School) and local community, and ease the concerns heard in the community at large, who express worry about a shortage of space for future expansion of the hospital,” says Skwernuik. Courtenay staff have previously said the

playing field would be vacated a little while into the hospital project to help give some time for transition. The estimated date to vacate the field is 2014. A Facebook page called NAG of Courtenay has been set up, (NAG stands for Neighbourhood Advocacy Group), enabling online access to the petition. Bev Skwernuik can also be reached at 250-703-9662 for more information.

yogurt,” explained Leyden. Shortly before 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day, Sami leaned out of her vehicle at the Courtenay restaurant’s drive-thru to pick up money which had fallen. The van she was driving moved forward and pinned her between the wall of the drive-thru and the van door, said Const. Nicole Hall of the Comox Valley RCMP. “It hasn’t been determined if she had the vehicle in park, but it could be at some point her foot was on the brake pedal, and then her foot released,” said Hall earlier this month. “That’s what we’re looking into, but it hasn’t

been confirmed.” Barry Van Dusen, owner of the Whistle Stop Neighbourhood Pub, said Sami was a former employee and was “a good worker and always full of life” when she worked for him a few years ago. Leyden noted “it’s too early to tell” when Sami will leave the hospital and return to the Comox Valley, but added all funds raised over the weekend will go to help her and her family. The fundraiser for Leanne Sami is scheduled for Nov. 30/Dec. 1 at the pub, and will feature the house band and a silent auction. Entry to the event is by donation. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Downtown coming alive with spirit of Christmas • Delhi 2 Dublin, Bridge Lounge Sunday, Nov. 25 • Downtown Courtenay Christmas parade, 2 p.m. • Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Sid, 7 p.m. • Winterize 2 Concert and Tea — 55-piece concert band at the Florence Filberg Centre, 250-339-7280.

Monday, Nov. 26 Blackie and The Rodeo Kings — Kings & Queens Tour at the Sid. For more information about the first Downtown Courtenay WinterFest, join them on Facebook or go to www.downtowncourtenay.com. — Downtown Courtenay WinterFest

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Downtown Courtenay will be the place to be this weekend for music, dance and ecofriendly inspirations for the holidays! Enjoy amazing local talent in the streets of downtown Courtenay and take a day to consider Earth-friendly gifts from local shops. It’s all part of the first Downtown Courtenay WinterFest that runs every weekend from now till Christmas. This weekend’s theme is Dreaming of a Green Christmas. Shopping at small locally owned shops means you can take a break from unnecessary plastic and packaging and explore more planet- and community-friendly gifts. From bamboo furniture and hemp fabrics to refurbished and reused items and cool thrift store treasures — downtown has it all. Many local stores carry unique Earth-friendly items including beautiful garments made from recycled materials, stunningly restored retro furnishings, fair trade imports, handmade wrapping paper, gardening tools and locally produced food, art and craft. Why not give the gift of health and wellbeing? Herbal teas, vitamins, salves, essential oils and organic treats make perfect stocking stuffers. Gift certificates are another sure way to enjoy local services without any waste at all. Consider a gift of a visit to a day spa or manicures, pedicures, piercings, massage, haircuts and photography certificates. Kevin Flesher and CVRD are hosting a special recycled crafts day Saturday at the WinterFest Hub at Fifth and England from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. Shopping in downtown Courtenay means you can come for the day, slow down your pace and stroll on foot from shop to shop with delightful little breaks in between. Downtown will be host to free live music. At noon, everyone is invited to join in with the music when the Letz Sing Community Choir leads a community sing at the Scotia Bank Plaza. Call up your friends, plan a coffee date, a cocktail or even book a reservation for dinner and make a day of it! Friday, Nov. 23 • Pamela Tessmann

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Share flood thoughts What do you think Courtenay should do to reduce the potential for damage from future floods? The City is looking for input from residents through an online survey. Derek Richmond, the City’s manager of engineering, said there will always be some level of risk associated with flooding, but it is possible to reduce the potential or severity of future floods. “There are several options,” noted Richmond. “Mitigation of flood risks can be addressed through ‘hard’ methods, such as dikes, dams, or levees. There are also ‘soft’ methods such as zoning, land use control, emergency management and warnings.” The City held a community workshop last week to go over the options with members of the public, presenting flood modelling maps

as well as details of the risks posed by climate change and sea level rise. At the workshop, participants viewed animations showing several flooding scenarios, including the 2009 Courtenay flood and possible future floods resulting from high tides and rain. The 2009 flood caused road closures and flooded buildings in some low-lying areas of the city. “We’d like to lower the potential for flood damage in the future,” said Richmond. “For those affected, it was a terrible situation and it takes a long time to recover from that. There are things we

can do to reduce the risk, and we’d like to hear from the public what they think is the best course of action.” The City is asking the public to review the presentation material available at www. courtenay.ca, then take the online survey. The deadline to respond is Nov. 30. Feedback will assist in providing direction for future long-range planning as well as short-term protection work planned for 2013. For more information, contact the Engineering Division at 250-334-4441 or e-mail engineering@courtenay.ca. — City of Courtenay

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emergency is an important part of being prepared.” The recent earthquakes around Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii, as well as the devastation from superstorm Sandy on the East Coast, were sobering reminders of how vulnerable we can be during an emergency. It appears many of us got the message, with local equipment suppliers reporting a rush to purchase emergency kits in the past few weeks. During an emergency situation, it is suggested that people be prepared to take care of themselves and their family for a minimum

of 72 hours. “We want people to really think about what they would do if they had no support for an extended period of time,” stated Fournier. “During an emergency, our first responders, governments, and utility companies may be overwhelmed. Ask yourself how you would cope without running water, electricity, groceries — the list goes on.”

Fournier said the best time to get plans in place is before the emergency strikes. “You never know when you are going to need them, and you will really thank yourself when the time comes.” Pre-registration for this session is not required. For more information, contact CVEP at 250-334-8890 or e-mail cvep@shawcable.com. — City of Courtenay

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ing Songs of Light and Love. The first concert is Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Little Red Church at 2182 Comox Ave., across from St. Joseph’s Hospital. This performance will include desserts for purchase and complementary tea and coffee. An encore performance will

be held at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay at 7 p.m. on Nov. 25. Tickets are available at Videos N More in Comox, by calling 250-650 4435, or by contacting cantiamochamberensemble@ gmail.com. — Cantiamo Chamber Ensemble

HIGHLAND INTERACT CLUB members Faith Buckley, Kaya Leslie and Beverly Jolley hope you can help to provide clean drinking water for people in developing countries.

Clean water the aim People will be asked to help this Sunday in Comox Valley

We are one of the fortunate countries that has access to clean water every day. Now is the time to help developing countries around the world. Imagine the impact of clean water for people in a developing country such as Kenya. Under Free the Children’s Clean Water Initiative, every $25 worth of pennies provides clean water for one person — for life. The Highland Secondary Interact Club will collect pennies for this cause at the Comox Valley Christmas Parade this Sunday at 2 p.m. and after the parade at the petting zoo at the Sid Williams Theatre.

Interact Club members will walk around the crowd after they go through the parade looking for pennies and donations for their Free The Children Clean Water initiative in Kenya. They will have posters and stockings letting you know who

they are. Everyone deserves to have a life — everyone deserves to have clean drinking water. Donate your pennies at the Christmas parade and help the Highland Interact Club save lives. — Highland Interact Club

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Fiesta fair hugged the world

Cameras helping in India Did you get a new digital camera this year? Is your previously loved camera feeling lonely? If you have a camera that’s just sitting on the shelf, looking for a new home, please consider donating it to the Kids to Kids program. Kids to Kids, a project of local non-profit Fertile Ground, was created to make connections between young people living on Vancouver Island and in Assam. In 2011, local photographer and Fertile Ground member Sarah Kerr travelled to the northeast corner of India to teach the basics of photography to students from rural Assam. Before leaving, with help from friends and supporters in the Comox Valley, she collected 20 used digital cameras. During her trip, Sarah taught over 100 young people and their teachers how to use digital images to tell stories about their lives and the environment they love and want to protect. Fertile Ground volunteers will return to Assam to continue work with schools and organizations using the cameras — and they’ll be giving more youth and farmers a chance to use digital photographs to tell their stories. Students living in rural Assam

The 20th anniversary of the Fiesta World Craft Bazaar was a wonderful success. More than 2,000 people came to find unique quality handcrafted Christmas gifts from around the world. For two days people had fun and shopped fairly, supporting organizations and businesses that are trying to help marginalized artisans. People also donated to worthwhile projects, sending children to school or providing chickens for a family. The hundreds of volunteers deserve a huge hug, the vendors, many who are volunteers, continue to work with their partners throughout the year. We need to remember to thank the talented artisans throughout the globe that provide beautiful wares. A special thanks to all of those who came to shop at Fiesta because without you it couldn’t happen. Check the new website at www.fiestafairtradefair. ca for more details. — Fiesta World Craft Bazaar

RURAL ASSAM STUDENTS in India take photos with cameras from the Kids to Kids program. PHOTO BY SARAH KERR

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Izzy needs hip surgery Elves For Izzy is the brainchild of Dogs Do Smile owner Carly and Gunnar’s Place owner Tamara. The owners of both dogoriented small businesses in the Comox Valley have decided as a team to try to help animals in the community. They had a fundraising dog costume party that benefited Kitty Cat PALS last month and now they are focusing on trying to raise money for Izzy. Izzy was rescued from the Yukon by a rescue society called Turtle Gardens in Topley, B.C. Carly’s family adopted her at four months old. She has thrombocytopenia, a condition where blood platelets become too low. Izzy has been getting stiff in her hind legs after a long walk or had trouble climbing into the car. Izzy also has a severe case of hip dysplasia, an abnormal formation of the hip socket, which can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. Izzy is only 10 months old. Total hip replacement surgery in Vancouver costs

PUP-EYE HAS HAD a hard life, but his current owners are trying to help.

Pup-Eye’s hopes up A well-known Comox Valley dog named Pup-Eye has had a hard life and some recent veterinarian attention to address a stomach infection. Pup-Eye got the name when his current people rescued him from the Prince Rupert SPCA the day before scheduled euthanasia. Pup-Eye has been run over by a Winnebago,

needed 30 stitches after an encounter with a pit bull and lost an eye when he was beaten by a previous owner. His current owners recently had an emergency with a member of their family in Powell River, and say they can’t pay the vet bill of $1,600. You can donate at Courtenay Veterinary Clinic.

Frodo needs funds Frodo, a Welsh corgi, needs dental surgery for infected teeth, says owner Christine Stewart. Surgery, she adds, will cost an estimated $500 to $1,100. “Due to recent financial changes, I am unable

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Kensington project got go-ahead – a second time Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: It was third reading for a second time. Kensington Island Properties project in Union Bay once again got third reading from the regional district while an audience of a dozen supporters waited to hear the results.

Donation leading to smiles Everybody Deserves A Smile, EDAS, a nonprofit society dedicated to helping others, is taking on something new this year. The organization is running the care packaging project through the school system this year, which means the students will be involved in a two-day, packaging project on Dec. 13 and 14 and hopefully will create 460 care packages all made and hand painted by the students. The goal is 460 care packages, so that each student can make one, which would cover all those homeless in the Comox Valley and about 136 bags to a Shelter in Victoria called Street Links just like last year. Help if you can by dropping off donations at École Puntledge Elementary School and spreading the word. The biggest need will be for wool socks, toques, mitts and scarves. Items needed for: 271 men, 165 women, 12 little boys, 12 little girls: wool socks, toques, mitts, scarves, toothbrushes and toothpaste. A donation drop box at École Puntledge Park Elementary School, 401 Willemar Ave. in Courtenay is open now. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Financial donations (in cheque form) can be made to Puntledge Trust. Contact principal Reimer at 250-334-4495. — Everybody Deserves A Smile

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“We collectively are very pleased,” KIP vice-president Brian McMahon said. “We’re looking forward to getting on with the job. It has been a long process that unfortunately had a bump in the road.” The residential/ golf course project had been approved once by the Comox Strathcona Regional District board after more than a year of negotiations over the development agreement. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A 600-pound elk which tangled with a child’s swing in a Union Bay backyard staggered away shaken and hungover but not seriously hurt. The two-year-old male wandered into the yard to lunch on ivy

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STANFIELD wrapped around a tree. He apparently didn’t notice a swing hanging from the tree until he had tangled his antlers in the rope. The elk struggled for several hours to free himself and was exhausted when the homeowner spotted him the next morning. Wildlife biologist Kim Brunt shot a tranquilizer dart into the elk and untangled the rope after the animal passed out. “He was quite played out and stressed but he didn’t look any the worse for it except for a bad hangover,” Brunt

said. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A new patient-lift system at St. Joseph’s Hospital will help reduce staff injuries, administrator Michael Pontus said. The system was a pilot project involving St. Joe’s, the WCB and the Health Employers Association of B.C. Patients who need to be lifted lie in a fabric sling, hoisted by a lift mounted in an overhead track. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Zoning for a gas bar at Superstore on Ryan Road sparked controversy at Courtenay council. “So our city is being planned by develop-

ers,” Coun. Bob Melnuk said as council voted to adopt the bylaw. “We went through the public process. I think only one person spoke against it, and he was misinformed,” Mayor Ron Webber said. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Service clubs rushed to the rescue of Dusty’s Den, a landmark building in Comox that was closed following an unfavorable report from the fire marshall. Located next to Town hall, the municipally owned building used to provide a meeting place for several groups. But since a secret council session and the subsequent closure of the den, they made alternate arrangements.

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Have you ever wondered why the Three Wise Men brought myrrh and frankincense? Why we kiss under the mistletoe and put holly on the mantel? Did you know that Santa’s reindeer represent hallucinogenic mushroom journeys taken by Laplanders, and that your fragrant evergreen Christmas tree not only looks

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exploring the medicinal uses and traditional rituals associated with plants of the Christmas season. This evening lecture, which is free, will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Innisfree Farm at 3636 Trent Rd. in Royston.

Another special Innisfree event is Chanchal’s coming Make Your Own Christmas Gifts workshop. We all know that a handmade gift is the most treasured. In these days of fast and disposable culture, people appreciate the extra

thought and effort that goes into making a unique gift. Handmade herbal gifts are especially nice found tucked under the tree or into a stocking. Useful, beautiful, natural, truly local and health enhancing, they are sure to delight friends and

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Nothing wrong with new traditions

LINDSAY GRAF IS one of many crafters who have been making items for the Denman Island Christmas Craft Stroll.

Denman Faire the 31st annual The Denman Island Christmas Craft Faire has been offering handmade memories for the past 31 years. This year promises a treasure trove of memorable finds with over 80 Island artisans in two community halls displaying their exquisite, handcrafted gifts. Wide aisles, homemade lunches and a leisurely pace are the hallmarks of this delightful country fair. BCAA’s Westworld magazine listed the faire as “one of the top 20 winter-fun events in B.C. during December.” Park the car at Buckley Bay and walk on the ferry. On Denman, it’s a one-block walk up the hill or hop the shuttle bus (by donation). Admission is free and the event is wheelchair-accessible. The Denman Island 31st annual Christmas Craft Stroll happens Dec. 1 and 2 from 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. in Denman Village. For more information, contact George McFaul at 250-3359141 or denmancraftfaire@gmail.com. — Denman Island Christmas Craft Stroll

I was in a little gift shop on Fifth Street this weekend and as I am often noted for, was speaking out loud to no one in particular and said, “Wow, this holiday season has really snuck up on me this year.” In a shocking turn of events, someone actually answered, “I wish I could get into a time machine and travel right into 2014 bypassing the holiday season altogether!” Never one to turn down an interesting conversation (much to the chagrin of my family), I discovered a gentleman who was now in charge of Christmas this year. His Dad and Mom (95 years and 90 years, respectively) had minor strokes in the past six months and his three children and six grandchildren were planning to spend their holidays in Comox. He said, “I don’t mean to be the Grinch, but I finally got Mom and Dad the help they need and now I’m faced

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THE CLOUDS PART A local photographer was waiting for the moment the sun emerged after a lot of rain. The photo was taken in the football field of Puntledge Elementary School at approximately 9 a.m. E-mail your Picture of the Week submissions to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com. PHOTO BY MARK BIGGAR

Parallel park rules A reader is curious about etiquette when someone has stopped in the traffic lane to back into a parallel parking space. This is an instance that is not specifically covered in the Motor Vehicle Act. In the event of a collision, it may be the fault of either driver depending on the circumstances. The driver that intends to park should signal to the right in advance of the parking space. Traffic following must not be following closer than is prudent, so there should be room to back up when the driver who is parking stops. Be careful backing up, because following traffic may not have stopped, or stopped right behind. Move into the parking space, and if there is a curb, you must be within 30 cm with the right side of the vehicle when you stop. Vehicles approaching from behind may pass the parking vehicle on the left only if the pass can be made in safety. Beware that the front end of the parking vehicle may swing out when it backs up. Courtesy and caution will be the best guide in this circumstance. It would be wise to stop and wait if the person in front of you is parallel parking. It costs only seconds. For more information on this topic, visit www. drivesmartbc.ca. Questions or comments are welcome by e-mail to comments@drivesmartbc.ca. Tim Schewe is a retired RCMP constable with many years of

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There really are methods for coping with stress “Lately, I find myself feeling stressed out most of the time. Between juggling kids, spouse, finances, work and friends, my mind is constantly worrying. I can hardly sleep at night with all these pressures on my mind. What can I do to better manage my stress?” Stress is an inescapable part of being human. Deadlines at work, troubles with kids, and tight finances are everyday events that can bring on stress. While imagining the sun-chair on the beach far, far away from the

the body and the mind. will help you to feel bet- the resources we need There are some sim- ter momentarily, they to deal with it. When we are overple things we can do will not address the root to lessen the amount feelings that caused the whelmed with stress, we see our situof stress in our ARA ation from a lives. When we narrow tunnel feel stressed, the Stress alerts us to the YNN feelings we have fact that something is threat- view and do not ANG see the other produce a physioptions that are ological response ening us and it motivates us to be productive. Too much pressures of daily life in the body. available to us. might be nice, we can’t During these Naturally, one stress, however, can be detrialways escape from the way to combat times, we need things that cause us stress is to calm mental to the body and the to enlist the help stress. the body by treat- mind. Sara Lynn Kang of those around Stress, itself, is not a ing us — our friends ourselves bad thing. Stress alerts well. This can be and family — to us to the fact that done through exercise, stress. To get to the root see beyond our situasomething is threaten- deep breathing, pro- of the stress, we need to tion. ing us and it motivates gressive muscle relax- retrain our minds. By allowing them to Stress often leads to step in and help look us to be productive. Too ation, or even a nice, anxiety, which is the at the situation in a much stress, however, hot bath. can be detrimental to While these things product of a height- new light, we start to ened sense of danger, shift our perspective and a lack of coping on the stressful situresources. ation. Oftentimes this What that means is is all that is needed to that we feel stressed reverse the feelings of when we believe that stress. the situation we are At other times, we facing is threatening need to gain some new and we don’t believe “tools” to help us hanwe have the strength dle situations that we to face it. are not prepared for. Most situations are This may mean not actually life-threat- reading a helping book ening but we still might about the issue we are perceive danger to our facing. It may be gathemotions, relationships, ering resources from identity, or well-being. a local social services If we do not think we have the skills, the time, the energy or the fortitude to deal with that danger, we feel anxious. Therefore, to address stress, we can either JHSNI’S COLLEEN ROSS accepts the Crime Pre- change the way we are thinking about our sitvention and Community Safety Award from uation, or we can find Justice Minister Shirley Bond.

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Giving blood good for us all Unless a threat is imminent, many people do not take even simple, basic precautions. Earthquake readiness is one obvious example. Although quakes have shaken the West Coast recently and even though we know our seismically active region is due for the Big One, how many of us have an emergency kit to help sustain us for up to 72 hours with no power? Another obvious example of preparing for the unexpected is donating blood. The beauty of the system is that if enough people donate enough blood, there’s enough there when any of us or our loved ones need it. As part of its new Remember the Power of Giving campaign, Canadian Blood Services is appealing to Vancouver Island residents to give blood this month to pay tribute to military personnel who have, or are currently, serving our country. The campaign was inspired by Cpl. Darren Fitzpatrick, who died in March 2010 at age 21. Cpl. Fitzpatrick was injured in the line of duty while serving with international forces in Afghanistan. Transfusions prolonged his life so he could return to Prince George to say goodbye to his family and pass away peacefully amongst loved ones. There’s a strong connection between our military and Canada’s voluntary blood system, which began just after the Second World War when civilians made almost 900,000 blood donations for military hospitals. Blood donors in B.C. are invited to submit stories of people they are donating this month in honour of. The next blood donor clinics here aren’t until Jan. 2 and 3 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay, but you can submit tribute stories at thankyourdonor.ca. The in-honour stories will be displayed in blood donor clinics and at www.facebook.com/ bcblood. Whether you donate to honour somebody in the military or not, it’s just the right thing to do. You can find information about blood donor clinics at blood.ca. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Forty-four per cent of respondents said they are wearing a moustache, real or fake, during Movember. Next week: Do you know what to do if you encounter a cougar? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Lea Leanne Sami is recovering after a scary Comox Valley drive-thru accident. And supporters are rallying to help her with various benefit events.

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Committed to two hospitals Dear editor, There has been a recent spate of letters over the last few weeks by qualified people stating we need one regional hospital. The hospital board over the last decade has wrestled with the pros and cons of one regional hospital to serve both Campbell River and the Comox Valley. The decision has been made for two hospitals with the Comox Valley hospital responding to a variety of regional needs. The sites are established. Tom Sparrow, who is overseeing the construction of both hospitals, has been hired and moved into the community, a local office has been established and a website created to inform the community at www.viha.ca/about_viha/building_for_health/nihp.htm. We are moving positively towards two new hospitals to be built and ready in the next five years. Prudent decision-making by past and present boards has established an annual increase in taxes for these new hospitals and our taxpayers should have about $80 million saved by the time the hospitals are built. This will save our community millions of dollars in interest and other cost charges. The community is responsible for 40 per cent and the province 60 per cent of the $600-million cost. We are in good shape financially, and because of that it has

If we decide we ❝ now want one regional hospital as our recent letter writers are stating, we would lose our $3-million business case funding and more than likely set the building of our hospitals back a decade, possibly two decades.

Jim Gillis helped us get to the top of the list by providing $3 million for the hospital business case. If we decide we now want one regional hospital as our recent letter writers are stating, we would lose our $3-million business case funding and more than likely set the building of our hospitals back a decade, possibly two decades. It would be a catastrophic health care mistake for this to happen to our community. There are plenty of communities in B.C. that are vying for new hospitals and health-care dollars. However, let’s turn these negative letters into a positive force for good health care. We need to find a way to manage chronically ill seniors into

appropriate beds and health care. We need to protect those highcost acute-care beds for those citizens who need them the most and we have to find a way to make that happen. I would suggest to our recent letter writers that they could channel their energy into a possible new utilization for St. Joe’s. A committee could be formed to work with VIHA and St. Joe’s to examine the care needs for people with dementia, palliative care and the myriad of other needs for our fast-growing senior community. St. Joe’s has provided 100 years of service to our community. I am suggesting these wellqualified letter writers can help our community and St. Joe’s to provide a much more humane and cost-saving health service for the future. We have five years to make it happen. If we do make it happen, we will have saved our future acute health-care costs by millions of dollars, provided a better health service and respected the good work of a great hospital by giving it the task of serving our community in another way. Now that is a challenge we could all take on. Jim Gillis Editor’s note: Jim Gillis is the Area B director with the Comox Valley Regional District.

He’s frustrated about garbage pickup Dear editor, Is anyone else in the Comox Valley, or who pays taxes for garbage pickup, as frustrated as I am? My observation is this. Garbage — recycling, leaves, and trash — have no consistent times for pickup. For example, I put the garbage

out at 8 a.m. and it’s not picked up until 1 p.m. and, then I don’t put it out until 9 a.m., only to realize it was picked up at 8:30 a.m. Recycling is even worse; sometimes it’s not picked up until that evening. I have called the City and they only referred me to Emterra, who had a multitude

of excuses as to why they can’t maintain a more consistent timeframe. The problem is, much of the garbage and recycling gets blown around the neighbourhood; or even worse, attracts wildlife. Ray Brown, Courtenay


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Recycling bins on public land? FIPA words fall flat Dear editor, This letter is in response to Conservative MP John Duncan’s explanation of the CanadaChina Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). Mr. Duncan states that, “This treaty is designed to protect Canadian investors in China through stable, predictable rules and to protect them against discriminatory and arbitrary practices...” I have seen a great deal of information about FIPA prepared by reputable researchers and journalists. Almost without exception they express concern that this agreement offers Chinese stateowned companies investing in Canada unprecedented rights and privileges, that it imperils Canada’s sovereignty over our resources, and that it could have serious financial implications for future Canadian governments if they are sued under its terms. Yet Mr. Duncan is telling us that its main purpose is to protect Canadian investors in China. In addition, Mr. Duncan wrote: “What this agreement does NOT do is impair Canada’s ability to regulate and legislate in areas such as the environment, culture, safety, health and conservation.” However, those who have researched this agreement say that Chinese investors would be able to sue our government should their “expectations of profit” be reduced by actions taken in Canada.

ELLEN RAINWALKER

And according to Andrew Nikiforuk, writing about it in The Tyee on Oct. 11, the treaty gives Chinese state-owned companies “the right to full protection and security from public opposition.” Apparently Mr. Duncan has a very different interpretation of this agreement than its critics have. Mr. Duncan also wrote that, “It is Canada’s longstanding policy that all dispute resolutions should be open to the public and that the submissions made by the parties be available to the public.” Yet Gus Van Harten, a professor at Osgood Hall Law School and a researcher into investor-state arbitration, wrote in an editorial about FIPA in The Star on Sept. 29, “Remarkably, the lawsuits can proceed behind closed doors. This shift to secrecy reverses a long-standing policy of the Canadian government.” One has to wonder why Prof. Van Harten’s explanation is so different from Mr. Duncan’s. Mr. Duncan also says that, “Every single treaty is now tabled in the house for 21 days to give the opposition

an opportunity to debate the treaty.” However, on Oct. 31, Postmedia news reporter Tobi Cohen quoted MP Thomas Mulcair, leader of the Opposition, as saying “the NDP has tried every technique at our disposal” to convince the Conservatives that Parliament ought to examine the deal before it’s approved. The NDP has sought to delay its ratification so that it can be studied by a Commons committee, and on Tuesday the Opposition requested a “take note” debate in the House of Commons, both of which were denied. Mr. Duncan compares this treaty to those signed with China by countries such as New Zealand and Germany. He fails to mention that a number of countries, including Australia, India and South Africa, have decided to no longer include investorstate arbitration in their trade agreements. In any case, there have been so many questions raised about this agreement that the government should have independent investor-state experts and foreign investment experts study it at length so that Canadians can be fully informed about what is in it and what its implications are for Canada’s future. Then there should be a full debate in Parliament as to whether or not it is in our best interests. Is that too much to ask of a democratic government? Ellen Rainwalker, Cumberland

Dear editor, I very much appreciate the publication of ideas from your readership regarding local issues. The letters are among the first pages that I read of the papers. Recently there has been some news about the problems associated with closures that have happened of sites where recycling bins were located on private property. There also seems to be no real solution to where to put up new recycling sites with proposals coming out that are obviously too far away for most people. It seems to me that the logical solution is to place them on

public property to avoid such difficulties. One possibility might be to locate them at school parking lots where the idea or minimizing waste could be incorporated into the study programs, teaching the next generation how bad some of our packaging materials are and encouraging them to think about ways to ensure that the problems can be overcome. By exposing young minds to the idea of eliminating, or at least reducing the amount of material that goes into solid waste dump sites, we can do much good. They might even come up with the idea to initiate a referendum to get rid of Styrofoam and plastic contain-

ers altogether from Vancouver Island and to figure out how to dispose of those new mini fluorescent bulbs with the built-in mercury. Programs like that are already in effect in some school programs perhaps initiated by students and the Parent Advisory Committees. I cite as an example the wonderful work that is being done by the Lake Trail Community program, which is showing all of us, not only the students, how to improve our own lives by growing some of our vegetables and utilizing composted material. David Netterville, Area C

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Answers sought from MP Dear editor, We are very concerned about how the FIPA agreement will affect the future of our country particularly as it relates to our children and grandchildren. From what we have read, it certainly will have a serious detrimental affect on our democratic rights including our right to protect our environment. It feels as if our birth rights, according to our constitution, are being threatened. Our personal opinion is that our priority is to acknowledge that planet Earth is our home and that we are its caretakers rather then it being bartered as a commodity for financial gain. John Duncan tells us the FIPA agreement does not impair

Canada’s environmental culture and safeguards while at the same time his government is either eliminating or reducing environmental protection for the benefit of corporations (apparently including Chinese corporations) until they are virtually non-existent. John Duncan, we invite you to have an open discussion with the people you represent to answer their questions and deep concerns and to explain why, in spite of their concerns, you personally support this agreement. Surely it is time that we have, as promised, an open rather then secretive and misleading government in Ottawa. Rowan and Barbara Ley, Comox

Should we not get this right? Dear editor, The explanation of the FIPA agreement by MP John Duncan sure leads one on to think that our local representative has a real handle on this file. Wow, and the opposition has a full 21 days for an opportunity to debate the treaty. On the facing page to this story, are two letters from Valley residents, with extreme concerns with respect to the lack of studies, reports, thoughtful discourse or debate, by the actions of the Conservative Party of Canada,

and what appears to be a heavyhanded approach to democracy. Here is your challenge, Mr. Duncan. Can you find the time to call a town hall meeting, to invite your constituents who actually pay your wages, to clear the mud so to speak, on what appears to be a long and slippery slope into a trade deal that will have farreaching consequences for our grandchildren? Should we not get this right? Tom Romanuk, Courtenay

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Kids, adults can be so cruel Dear editor, I have some thoughts in the wake of the Amanda Todd tragedy, and the spotlight being shone on bullying and its effects on people. As someone that was bullied constantly during elementary school, and junior high, I wanted to share something I had written on those experiences. It’s strange how no one notices the kid at the back of the classroom. The quiet one who rarely raises his hand. No one ever thinks to ask him how his day is, or how he’s doing. He just disappears, blending into the shadows under the coat rack. Is he invisible to the popular eyes of the other kids? He has dirty sneakers, and ripped sweatpants. Perhaps he’s camouflaged by the playground dirt, the other kids are to busy walking on him

to pay attention. Kids can be so cruel, but so can adults. Why single him out? He can’t jump all of the hurdles, most of them fall. Why make him set them back up to do it again. Why make him

like them?, would I attack the fat kid or the poor kid if I had the weapons of popularity?” His return to the classroom is marked by snickers and chuckles. He finds comfort

Their voices echo in his mind as ❝ he hides beneath the stairs. The insults knocking in his ears, shaking loose the tears in his eyes.

do it again only to fail again?, and this time with an audience. The taunts at lunch will be merciless, “hey chubbs”, “can’t jump fatty?”, “you’d win at eating”. Their voices echo in his mind as he hides beneath the stairs. The insults knocking in his ears, shaking loose the tears in his eyes. How he wishes he could be like them. Slender, athletic, popular. He can’t help but wonder “If I looked like them, would I be

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when he sits down, feeling some security under the cloak of the shadows beneath the coat rack. And so he sits staring at the clock, waiting for end of day bell to ring. Each second brings him closer to escape. The walk home is a lonely one, but that can be a blessing as the only company he would have would be the taunts and insults of the other kids. When he gets home,

and sits alone in his room he resolves that he will be better than those who mock him. One day he will be as popular as they, but he will be different. He will be nice to the less popular. He will embrace them and by that he will be even greater than those he aspires to be like. He will be a better person. He will live by the mantra, “May I learn forgiveness for my enemies, and be forgiven.” And perhaps one day he will look back at those days, as memories. And write about them...... To all who are bullied, there’s always hope, and though it seems like school is the whole world, it’s not. Stand tall to those who would try and diminish you, and you will be far greater than they are. Stu MacInnis, Courtenay

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Island potters gathering Saturday in Courtenay Light the Fire is not just another Christmas craft sale. The Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay will again house over 20 potters this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a once-a-year event bringing some of Vancouver Island’s finest potters under one roof. The potters of the Comox Valley have been throwing, and glazing and firing kilns up and down the Valley in preparation for this show and sale. There will be bright, cheerful-coloured pottery and rich, deep wood-fired pottery along with raku, porcelain, stoneware gas and soda-fired work. There will be lots to choose from for every taste. Right here in our own backyards, we have some of the Valley’s finest potters and artisans. Many local potters sell their work

Refreshments this year will be provided by G.P. Vanier Secondary School students as a fundraiser. Enter in a raffle for a wonderful door prize by guild president Cori Sandler. Admission is a loonie, but feel free to give more if you wish, as the local food bank will again benefit from

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in Tofino, Vancouver, Victoria, Alberta, and Ontario. Some are among the artists you see at the Filberg Festival and Nautical Days and Vancouver’s Circle Craft and they too will be at this sale. The local potters’ guild has a revolving display of work at the Comox Airport year round. Many islanders will come all

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Rovers in Courtenay for one final time The Irish Rovers will return to Courtenay one last time to perform their classic Christmas concert at the Sid Williams Theatre. This is the beginning of The Long Goodbye. This tour marks the release of the Irish Rovers Christmas DVD, which they filmed on location in the pubs and ski hills of Banff National Park and on stage at Chatham Ontario’s historic Capitol Theatre, with musical guests from Ireland, Morris Crum, Patrick Davey, Gerry O’Connor, with Canadian/Irish tenor John McDermott and guitarist Jason Fowler. The DVD and CD, Merry Merry Time of Year are heading into stores this month. While filming in Banff, the lads even dared to take to the slopes with Canadian ski legend and Crazy Canuck, Dave Irwin, which Rover George Millar calls “pretty ugly.” The Irish Rovers, since their last appearance on Vancouver Island, have made international headlines, were featured in a documentary, and are again enjoying radio

airplay, all due to their new album, Drunken Sailor and single, The Titanic. On their recent soldout concert tour, they garnered rave reviews, attracted the attention of a new younger audience, and were touted in the press as Internet sensations for their multi-million YouTube fans, revamping their website, uploading more videos to YouTube and becoming active on Facebook and Twitter. For an Irish Canadian folk band from early-’60s Toronto, this seems like an unlikely scenario but the excitement around the Rovers these days confirms that their music is hitting a chord with Canadians of all ages. It’s a bit of a surprise for original Rover and songwriter George Millar. “We’re supposed to be retiring and I’ve never been so busy in my life! I came kicking and screaming into this digital age, but it really is an amazing tool,” Millar says. Internet or not, it’s the Rovers’ particular brand of music that continues to bring in more fans every year,

generation after generation. It’s all about having a good time. No pretense, no egos, just great tunes and a good sense of humour. The musicianship onstage sometimes takes people by surprise, but their musical talent onstage is also likely the reason for the young rockers in the audience. The band has sold millions of albums, but to really experience them you need to see them live, because as well as being able to deliver a heart-warming ballad or moving instrumental, these Rovers can rock. The Irish Rovers will tour only two more years and aim to hit more than just Canada. The grand finale will be March 2015. At the Christmas concert, fans can enjoy their Christmas favourites like Christmas in Killarney, Grandma

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HANS PETERSEN HAUNTS the Comox Valley shoreline, looking for pieces of driftwood so he can unlock fantastic shapes he envisions within them.

Driftwood becomes art The Comox Valley shoreline offers an ever-changing vista of lapping waves, shifting sands and driftwood. Huge chunks of long-forgotten trees litter the beaches, washed ashore by winter storms. Twisted gnarly chunks of smashed roots and branches, once part of mighty stands, are what Hans Petersen seeks. Driftwood is the lure of this man’s passion. Lurking in the weathered patterns of wood, Hans sees duelling titans, serpents, a lazy dog, and

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Despite her advancing years, it seems there’s no stopping that Dame, Ruth Masters. In light of the recent premier of Eco Warriors, a film made by Jennifer Pickford of Courtenay, plus the award of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal given to Ruth for her lifetime contribution to the community, the book about her life — Us Dames Have Come A Long Way — is now back in print. Renowned storyteller, Hazel Lennox, interviewed Ruth some years ago and “Us Dames...” was the result, when all was revealed about Ruth’s past. “Ruth and I had loads of fun putting the book together, and then touring local communities with it,” says Lennox. “We ran out of copies quite a while ago, but due to Ruth’s latest notoriety, I’ve been encouraged to have a second run, which I did.” The indomitable duo will be present at Laughing Oyster bookshop on Fifth Avenue in Courtenay to sign copies of Us Dames Have

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THE RATPACK TRIO — Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra — will be brought to life Dec. 7 at the Sid Williams Theatre.

Revisiting the Ratpack Dean, Sammy and Frank all portrayed as they were The legendary Rat Pack lived and died the high life of booze, broads and bright lights, always projecting a sense of utter detachment and serenity along with a few other chosen ones who breathed the same rarefied air. Dean Martin, with highball and cigarette always firmly in hand, embodied the glorious excess of a world long gone, a world without rules or consequences. Sammy Davis, often referred to as the world’s greatest entertainer, was the multitalented song and dance man who always presented a picture of total class. And, Frank, through his movies, marriages and Mafia connections, continually kept the boys in the headlines. He was, as they say, the undisputed Chairman of the Board. Through it all, they remained just outside the radar of

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This Sunday at 10 a.m., be at the Rialto Theatre for a spectacular live performance from the Bolshoi Ballet. The Bolshoi perform the Pharaoh’s Daughter, an immensely popular and grandiose ’spectacular’ ballet when it was first produced for the Bolshoi in 1862. The Pharaoh’s Daughter tells an exotic tale of a young Eng-

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HAPPENING ONGOING ART ALCHEMY features work by Martha Jablonski-Jones, 362C-10th St. in Courtenay. FMI: www.artalchemy.ca. AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL comedy night on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 9 p.m. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-331-0334. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Market to Dec. 29. Time Away exhibit in George Sawchuk Gallery. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. FMI: 250-338-6211 or www. comoxvalleyartgallery.com. CORRE ALICE GALLERY at 2781 Dunsmuir Ave. in Cumberland features Wild Women Uncorked. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox hosts Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. JOE’S GARAGE features Comox Valley Uke Jam every second Tuesday. Ukulele instruction at 7 p.m., jam at 8 p.m. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY in Comox open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. at 1729 Comox Ave. Brushworks Show & Sale to Dec. 2. FMI: www.pearlellisgallery. com or Facebook. SERIOUS COFFEE showing photos of Christina Nienaber-Roberts and Keith Roberts in November and December. SOPHIE SKAPSKI pre-Christmas show and sale Dec. 8 and 9 at her studio (1535 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay), 10 to 4 both days. WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends runs every Thursday, no cover. Visit www.waverleyhotel.ca. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ, bassist Tim Croft plays duets with different musicians in various genres Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anderson Jazz Syndicate performs on the last Friday of each month. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 23 ANIMAL NATION at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. CANTIAMO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE presents Songs of Light and Love, 8 p.m., St. George’s United, Courtenay. Tickets at Videos N More or call 250-650-4435. PAMELA TESSMANN and friends, Zocalo, 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. LIGHT THE FIRE pottery show and sale, Florence Centre, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. LETZ SING COMMUNITY CHOIR, Scotia Plaza in Courtenay, noon. LAURIE TINKLER DANCERS, 1 and 2:30, Scotia Plaza. NORTH ISLAND CHORAL SOCIETY, 1:30 & 3, Scotia Plaza. DES LARSON, Union Street Grill, 3-5. CELTIC CARGO CULT, Zocalo, 7:30. JOEY CLARKSON & ELISSA HARTMAN and her acoustic girl-band trio Bird Song, Billy D’s, 8:30. 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.

WINTERIZE 2 CONCERT AND TEA, a 55-piece concert band at Florence Filberg Centre. FMI: 250-339-7280.

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

Thursday, Nov. 29 ARROWSMITH BIG BAND, Elks Hall. TANGO at Bridge Lounge, 8-10 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 1 JUST IN TIME JAZZ CHOIRS at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or 250-3382430. CELEBRATION SINGERS at Scotia Bank Plaza in courtenay, 1 p.m. Book launch with Chef Eric Akis - Everyone Can Cook Everything 10:30 to 1 at ‘Beyond’ the Kitchen Door. 50TH PARALLEL at Union Street Grotto, 3-5 p.m. PAMELA TESSMANN and friends at Zocalo, 7:30.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 Medical Quackery and Questionable Cures from the Late Victorian Era with author K. Bannerman, 7 p.m. at Courtenay and District Museum. FMI: 250-334-0686. Tango at Bridge Lounge, 8-10.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 IRISH ROVERS at Sid Williams Theatre, 8 p.m. FMI: www. sidwilliamstheatre.com or 250-338-2430.

Thursday, Dec. 6 WINTERHARP at Sid Williams Theatre. FMI: 250-338-2430. JUST IN TIME CHOIRS at Elks Hall. BEE WOLF RAY at Zocalo, 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 7 RAT PACK at Sid Williams Theatre, 8 p.m. FMI: www. sidwilliamstheatre.com or 250-338-2430. SWING SET at Zocalo. Special Christmas show, 5:30 p.m. TRENT FREEMAN CD release party at Bridge Lounge.

Saturday, Dec. 8 GARY FJELLGAARD, SASKIA and DARREL at Fanny Bay Community Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets at Weinberg’s Fine Foods in Buckley Bay and Blue Heron Books. FMI: 250335-3282. Discover Art Saturday (family fun) at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. HELEN AUSTIN and friends at Union Street Grotto, 3 to 5 p.m. SAX AND VIOLINS at Zocalo at 7:30 p.m. JOEY CLARKSON and friends, Billy D’s, 8:30 p.m.

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SOUNDING OFF The 55-piece Comox Valley Concert Band performs Nov. 25 at the Florence Filberg Centre at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $5 at the door of the Florence Filberg Centre.

Novelist signing her two books Anneli Purchase will sign books (Orion’s Gift and The Wind Weeps) on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at Laughing Oyster Books and on Dec. 1 at the Blue Heron Books at 2. Readers are captivated by The Wind Weeps, set on the West Coast. It is the story of Andrea, a pretty young woman swept off her feet by a handsome commercial fisherman. Before she realizes she has made a mistake, she is out of reach of help, and finds herself in grave danger. This book highlights not only the beauty, but also the remoteness of the B.C. coast. Andrea’s predicament adds suspense and drama. Purchase’s next book has a lighter theme without losing the page-turning tension factor. In Orion’s Gift, a romantic suspense story, the coastal setting is farther south. Sylvia, a California girl, receives news that causes her to leave her philandering husband and her fancy home, near San Diego. At the same time, Kevin, an Alberta hardware store owner divorces his bullying wife and leaves everything behind to run away to Baja. When Kevin and Sylvia meet and fall in love, two things stand in the way of their happiness. One — the secrets they keep from each other. Two — their vindictive ex-spouses

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The Just in Time Vocal Jazz Choirs present Wave, a collection of water-themed music that meanders through all musical genres. The Unplugged Group is an exciting ensemble of 60 singers, the Jazzy Jems are a sophisticated set of 12 wonderful women and Vocal Minority, a poignant posse of 13 gifted guys and dolls. Under the direction of their passionate leader, Wendy Nixon Stothert, and accompanied by the marvellous Sean Mooney, Grahame Edwards, and Jacob Gregory, these choirs

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Actually, some people can fly A RELEASE PARTY this Saturday will introduce the first album by em.ash. PHOTO BY SARAH KERR

Release party scheduled by dj Local producer, DJ and artist em.ash will host a release party this Saturday for his debut album ‘heartbeat’ at Gordon Ross’ Studio in Tin Town. After 16 years of sequencing synthetic sounds, a collection of songs came together to form a smooth musical journey. ‘heartbeat’ came together after em.ash decided to take a break from promoting and hosting Delight, a monthly electronic night that brought smiles to the Comox Valley dance music scene for two and a half years. “I needed to focus on my own music creation,” he notes. “I was finally comfortable in my sound.” em.ash speaks through the vibrations of beats, bass lines. Combining a love of electronic music and an intentional desire to heal the mind, body, and soul, he creates a deep, rhythmic, and smooth mix to elevate the dance floor. Dub, techno and deep progressive house have strongly influenced his compositions. As a DJ he has played all over coastal B.C. and at festivals such as The Big Time Out and Carrington Bay. ‘heartbeat’ has a unique musical flavour that flows across many styles and tempos. ‘heartbeat’ is available online at CDBaby.com/cd/emash, at BopCity Records, Sew Sisters Artist Guild (Cumberland) and in person.

For more information, find em.ash on Facebook and at souncloud.com. People are invited to attend this milestone celebration where they can pick up a copy of the album, enjoy drinks (cash bar) and good company. Gordon Ross’ Studio is at 2314 Rosewall Cres. in Courtenay. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Those wanting to dance may join em.ash at Funktion, a new electronic dance night at the Cumberland Hotel. — em.ash

In August 2011, National Geographic sponsored an elite team of climbers and base jumpers on an expedition to Bute Inlet to make a film about climbing the 6,000-foot face of Mount Bute and wing suit flying off the 9,200-foot summit. The film called The Man Who Can Fly was aired on American TV back in March and was shown to the Canadian public for the first time on Quadra and Cortes islands. The Strathcona Wilderness Institute will be showing the film on Nov. 30 at the Stan Hagen Theatre in Courtenay. SWI is particularly pleased to have local mountaineer and author Rob Wood give an introduction and preamble to the 47-minute film. Rob also happened to be part of this exciting expedition and will answer questions at the end of the eve-

ning, which begins at 7. A donation of $10 is suggested. Although it is mainly about top ranking Yosemite climber, line walker and base jumper Dean Potter pushing the exceedingly precarious and breathtaking limits of the three extreme sports, the film also appeals to a wider audience by stretching the limits of human perception. Also of particular interest to B.C. West Coasters is the way the dramatic setting of the film showcases one of the world’s best-kept secrets; the magnificent and rugged grandeur of the high peaks and glaciers that soar above the turquoise glacierfed ocean at the heart and climax of the coast mountain wilderness; the head of Bute Inlet; Canada’s Grand Canyon but bigger and better. — Strathcona Wilderness Institute

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The G.P. Vanier Towhees are winging their way to Vancouver today in preparation for the B.C. High School Football Tier II Varsity championship. The Towhees surprised the Timberline Wolves 20-16 in the Island final this past weekend to earn the right to play the Frank Hurt Hornets this Saturday in a game for all the marbles. Game time is 10 a.m. at UBC Thunderbird Stadium. After dropping their first game of the season, Vanier reeled off five straight wins to finish 5-1 and in second place behind the undefeated Wolves (6-0). Third-place Frank Hurt (4-2) defeated fourth-place Howe Sound (3-3) in the other Island semifinal to punch their ticket to the B.C.s. The Towhees were in Campbell River on Saturday to face the undefeated Wolves. They won – but they certainly did it the hard way. The Courtenay crew was up 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, but a nasty series of penalties resulted in close to 150 yards of total ground lost. Timberline capitalized and led 16-14 at the half. “Our guys did not need a halftime fireside chat,” a Raiders’ spokesperson said. “They were angry enough at themselves. We came back after the half and the game did not change score until late in the fourth when we held the Wolves at our goal line for four agonizingly slow downs.” The Towhees started their offensive series on their three with quarterback Liam Pidsosny handing the ball to Cody Fletcher – who promptly proceeded to weave down the sidelines for 97 yards

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Fusil attempted to pass the ball three times to a receiver in the corner. The ball was tipped twice, with the receiver not able to come up with the rock on the third attempt. A last ditch effort of a running play was stopped well shy of the first down. With 72 seconds left the Towhees took the ball and proceeded to run the clock. Highlighting the playoff tilt was Fletcher rushing for a massive 302 yards. He caught the ball for 26 yards and had three touchdowns. Pivot Pidsosny completed 1-of-4 passes for 26 yards and rushed for 44 yards with one completed two-point convert early in the game. Fullback Jimmy Brazier had three carries for 31 yards. “Strictly speaking this was a game of defence with Joey Osidiuk taking the Wolves down 10 times with one sack and one fumble recovery,” the Towhee spokesperson said. Clayton Guille recorded nine tackles with one recovered fumble, Brazier was good for nine tackles and the injured Mike Roller had eight. Fletcher contributed seven tackles on defence while rookie Kevin Share snagged a fumble recovery. QUICK KICKS The Towhees thank their loyal fans that made the trip to Campbell River and gave them the support they needed under the gun ... Vanier rallied from a 22-6 halftime deficit to sting the Hornets 38-30 in their Oct. 19 regular season meeting in Courtenay ... Comox Valley Raiders Youth Football has called an extraordinary general meeting for Dec. 3 at the Best Western Plus The Westerly Hotel to discuss issues facing football in the Valley and determine the direction the organization will take in the future ... – Vanier Towhees

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Beat the winter blahs Did you know crosscountry skiing is a great way to improve your fitness and mental health this winter? Cross-country skiing uses all your muscle groups (legs, arms, and core) and your cardiovascular system, and because it’s low-impact, you can exercise for extended periods of time. Cross-country skiing also offers many other health benefits associated with gliding through snowy meadows and forests in fresh mountain air. The Strathcona Nordic Ski Club (SNSC) is Vancouver Island’s cross-country ski club. They base their activities in Mount Washington’s Nordic Area. The SNSC would like

THE VANIER TOWHEES girls have won the Island AAAA volleyball championship for a second straight year.

Towhees win Island crown The Island championship trophy has come home to the Towhees Nest for a second year in a row. The Vanier Towhees senior girls volleyball team struggled through a tough season this year, but the team went 5-1 last weekend at the Island championships in Nanaimo. “The girls have worked very hard to raise their skills to a standard that can compete at the highest level in the province, and working with a combination of team members who had won the championship last year and some very

The girls have worked very hard ❝ to raise their skills to a standard that can compete at the highest level in the province, and … the team’s hard work has paid off. Coach Dave Neill

strong new recruits the team’s hard work has paid off,” said coach Dave Neill. Vanier opened the Island tournament with victories over Stelly’s and Cowichan before falling to South #1 Oak Bay and placing second in their pool. Saturday morning the Towhees defeated

Dover Bay two straight in the quarter-final. In the semifinal Vanier took on a determined Mt. Doug Secondary team and beat them 3-0. The final was a rematch between Oak Bay and Vanier. Oak Bay had cleanly beaten the Vanier team earlier in the season and had

been in and out of the top 10 rankings earlier in the season. In the final match it was a different story with Vanier taking an early lead and not relinquishing it and winning 3-1 to capture the Island crown. Jamie Neill was a first team all-star and Megan Ireland was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Vanier now heads off to the AAAA (big school) Provincial championships in Port Coquitlam Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. – Vanier Towhees

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Skaters having a busy season The 2012-2013 competitive figure skating season is well underway, with Canadian skaters winning their share of medals at Skate America, Skate Canada, and The Cup of Russia. Closer to home, Comox Valley Skating Club skaters started their season competing at three events in the past month. Meghan Taylor, Rachelle Beauchamp and Peyton Meiers headed to Kamloops for the Autumn Leaves Competition. Rachelle Beauchamp, Dustin Lucas, Hailey Dickson-Greaves and Jade Paganelli competed in the BC/YT Championships in Parksville, and this past weekend Jane Schaffahuser and Peyton Meiers competed in the newly created Vancouver Island Interclub Championships, where Meiers won the bronze medal to go with the bronze she picked up at the

COMOX VALLEY SKATING CLUB members (left to right): Front row - Jade Paganelli, Jane Schaffhauser. Back row - Peyton Meiers, Meghan Taylor. Kamloops competition last month. The next competition for CVSC skaters will be the Vancouver Island Region Championships in Victoria in February 2013, where several of the above mentioned skaters will be joined by

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DARREN BERGH OF the Norwegian Refs controls a ball during Comox Valley Sports & Social Club indoor soccer playoff action. pit The Off Side against the Free Lions after both teams won their semifinal games. The One Dollar Vegetables and Toe Punters will face off for third place. Registration is open for co-ed winter leagues with the CVSSC, in sports like

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High school athletes hit the ice at hockey academy Earle Couper Record Staff

Combining the best of athletics and academics is what the Highland and G.P. Vanier Hockey Skills Academy is all about. Highland has offered the program for several years, while this is the first year at Vanier. “(The academy) is a course specially developed to help student athletes excel in both academics and athletics. It gives graduation credits for working on your game ... during school hours,” notes Pati Creamer, who is administrator for both programs. Both programs are a licensed Hockey Canada Skills Academy, which means Hockey Canada standardizes and monitors the delivery of the hockey experience both on and off the ice. Students in Grades 9 through 12 focus on individual skill development and academic achievement. The program is designed for the competitive or recreational, beginner or advanced, male and female player. “It’s for athletes who want more time on task, committed to being the best they can be, and players striving to obtain college scholarships or play Junior hockey,” Creamer notes. Creamer, who operates Leading Edge Hockey Development in Comox, and Lee McKillican do the on-ice sessions at Highland while McKillican handles the off-ice components. Dave Miller and assistant coaches Tony Wishart, John Carswell and Graeme McFadyen do the on-ice at Vanier while Miller handles the off-ice component. “All three of us went to Calgary this year to participate in the annual Hockey Canada

Skills Academy Seminar,” Creamer said. “The seminar includes staff from all the Hockey Canada Skills Academies across Canada and reviews all aspects of the program, keeping us up to date on new hockey development products, programs and strategies. Getting together with other coaches from across the country is amazing...so much sharing and chatting about skill development. This seminar is a huge resource opportunity for us.” Creamer said both Highland and Vanier follow the same program, although due to scheduling of blocks they do not do it together. Vanier has ice time Monday and Wednesday morning at the Comox Valley Sports Centre while Highland skates Tuesday and Thursday morning at Glacier Gardens. Creamer notes the local high school academies feature a strong fitness element. “Our kids are off-ice training for five months. When they’re not on the ice it’s fitness and skill development.” A unique aspect to Hockey Canada skills camps is the focus on individuals. “There’s no team aspect,” Creamer said. “Kids work on stick handling, shooting and passing, which Hockey Canada and myself agree is where minor hockey needs help. Kids need more time on task. They don’t need any more games and all the stuff that goes with games. “The Hockey Canada mandate says we’re not allowed to have teams. That’s something that separates us from the

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Creamer said community involvement is “huge” at the academies. “We really try to get out there and get the community involved. We invite outside fitness instructors to come in and work with our kids. That also gives the kids an introduction to what community programs are out there.” Recently, academy participants visited the Comox Fire Depart-

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JADE PAGANELLI IS the Comox Valley Skating Club’s Athlete of the Week. PROGRAM: Figure Skating AGE: almost 10 # YEARS SKATING: 7 WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SKATING? Everything, especially jumps, footwork and my death drop spin! WHAT ARE YOUR DREAMS/GOALS? To compete at the Olympics For more information about the Comox Valley Skating Club go to www.comoxvalleyskatingclub.ca.

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ern Conference. The 19-year-old Holowenko came to Everett Former Comox Val- from the Prince Albert ley Midget Chief goalie Raiders in a preseason Cole Holowenko is now trade. He appeared in prowling the crease for four games with the Silvertips, the Moncton posting Wildcats. a 0-2-0-1 The Everrecord, 6.41 ett Silvertips g o a l s announced against Oct. 26 that average and Holowenko .808 save had gone percentage. home to With the await reasacquisition signment. of 18-yearH o l o w e n k o HOLOWENKO old nethas gone from the Western minder Daniel Cotton Hockey League to the and the return of secQuebec Major Junior ond-year Silvertip AusHockey League as he tin Lotz from injury, is now a member of the reassigning Holowenko brings Everett back to Wildcats. Holowenko is 1-1 two goaltenders on the in two starts with active roster. The Penthe Wildcats, who are ticton, B.C. native is ninth in the 18-team 13-28-1-2 in 53 career QMJHL. The Silvertips WHL appearances with are in fifth and last a 4.15 career GAA and place in the U.S. Divi- .884 save percentage. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com sion of the WHL’s West-

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n an effort to control numbers of deer in agricultural and urban areas, the Ministry of Environment has implemented a generous three-deer limit. You are allowed to take two bucks and one doe or two does and one buck, but not three of one sex. For a quick reference to the area I hunted, look at Map A22 in the regulations. It is a Bow or Firearms Using Shot Only area. It covers farmlands, limited forest areas and includes Denman and Hornby islands. The vast majority of this area is privately owned and it follows you must have the owner’s permission if you wish to hunt in this area. I sought permission and received it, and for the generosity of the landowner I am most appreciative. Last Friday morning I told Elaine where I was going, which was a small forested area that serves as a woodlot and source of firewood for the farm family. Hunting deer in our coastal forests is an intense activity that requires all the senses to be focused on the task at hand. It means walking ever so slowly through the woods, pausing at frequent intervals and looking around you for signs of game. In the process you see small birds, squirrels, and are constantly listening for any unusual sounds such as that made by quick movements. You also cast your eyes on the ground for fresh deer tracks and are able to tell if the deer is jumping or walking in an undisturbed manner. The path I was following had several deer tracks on it and one of them was made by an unusually large deer. Then all of a sudden I was bought up short by a very large wolf track clearly imprinted in the soft soil. The thought that crossed my mind was that I had some real competition and possibly I would not see any deer if it was moving them around in its hunting pattern. Fresh tracks made by bears, cougars and wolves always give me a special little thrill that runs up my spine and make me doubly aware. It is one of the essential elements of the hunt that forces the hunter to pause and survey his horizon for any movement out of context with his immediate environs. It

the back of the truck and returned to my deer. What you see in the picture is a prime example of “easyology” learned by old farmers, fishers, and hunters. As I put the deer in the wheelbarrow a raven came and sat in a tree and I think he said thank-you for his dinner. I had just taken a deer in fair chase that had all the magic connections to nature that we associate with flyfishing and in the process harvested some high-quality, local Van-

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Dean Frederick Chalcraft Feb 24, 1946 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nov 17, 2012 Dean passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Cumberland Lodge after a long battle with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. He is survived by his wife Linda and son Glen, brother-in-law Dennis Derrien and mother-in-law Louise Derrien. Dean spent many years on the Fraser River working in marine survey with Public Works Canada and later with Fraser Port as dredging manager before retiring to Comox in 2001. Thank you to the staff at Cumberland Lodge and also the Day Care staff of Glacier View Lodge for their care and support.

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Olga Celdoma July 17, 1926 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 16, 2012 Born in Riga, Latvia as the youngest of three children, Olga lived in this historic city until the Baltic States were annexed by Russia just prior to the outbreak of World War II. Her family â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whom she never was to see again â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sent her to safety in Germany where, as a teenager, she spent the wartime years. Germany is where she met and married Adolfs and, together, they spent the next 65 years building a future with many adventures along the way. In 1954 they, along with daughter Kaiva, immigrated to Canada from England. They settled first in Toronto, then Oakville and, finally, Olga and Adolfs moved to Comox to be closer to family. Olga was a private person whose focus was on her family and on her home. She could coax the most reluctant plant into beautiful bloom. She made any modest meal into a gourmet feast with a few magical touches. Many were introduced to the gold standard of Latvian cuisine with her famous bacon rolls (piragi). She encouraged and supported her family to follow their dreams. She believed that anything could be achieved in Canada, her adopted country, with education and hard work. Olga was the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;silent singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pack, her grandsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; always present with a smile for practices and performances but not one to go on stage. Her energy was boundless until recent failing health forced her to slow down. Olgaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family is most appreciative of the care provided by Dr. McLaughlin and nurse Kathy. Also, many thanks to the staff of St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital for their skill and gentleness with Olga. Olga was predeceased by Adolfs in November 2011. She is survived by her daughter Kaiva; and grandchildren Patrick and Jocelyn (Matt). Friends of Olga and Adolfs are warmly invited to the Celdoma home on Sunday, December 30th from 2 to 6 p.m. for an informal Latvian-style reception. For more information, please call Kaiva at 250-871-5591. Donations in Olgaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory may be made to the Comox Valley Child Development Association. VejĹĄ var vienmer pie muguras

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Dinsmore, Thomas William December 8, 1930 to November 4, 2012 Born in Vancouver and passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness in Courtenay. Tom is survived by his wife of 57 years Anne and sons Ken (Gloria) and Lance, as well as grandchildren Tianna, Brodie, Tyler and Jessica. Tom worked all of his life in the lower mainland and spent 30 years driving truck with Motorways of Vancouver. Tom and Anne retired to the Comox Valley in 1994 where they spent their winters in California and back home to enjoy playing golf, cards, and bowling and in the fall he loved going hunting with his youngest son Lance. Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last 2-1/2 years were spent at the Comox Valley Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Village and the family wants to thank everyone there for the excellent care he received, as well as Dr. Winter and Dr. Wiens. There is no formal service by request and flowers gratefully declined. Donations to the Alzheimer Society in Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory would be appreciated.

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~IN LOVING MEMORY~ AUNTIE DARLA Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the Diamond glints on the snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle Autumn’s rain. Do not stand at my grave and mourn. I am the dew - flecked grass at dawn. Where tranquil oceans meet the land I am the footprints in the sands to guide you through the weary day. I am still here; I’ll always stay. When you wake to morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the stars that shine the night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die. You are always in our thoughts. WE LOVE YOU, RONNIE AND ROD.

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~In Loving Memory~ ~IN LOVING MEMORY~ DARLA MONTGOMERY (Nee Gibson) June 22, 1954 November 23,2011 In Loving Memory of Darla Montgomery who left us far too soon a year ago You are always in our thoughts, but you will never be forgotten. We Miss you very much Your Mom Alma, Micky, Sherry and Cliff, Kevin, Darren and your extended family

IN MEMORY of MURIEL CRESSWELL November 27, 1973 With love and remembrance Mum. You’re always close to my heart. Charlyene

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In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. But as god calls us one by one the chain will link again.

FORBIDDEN Studios & Outdoor Gallery has a variety of gift ideas starting at $5 and up. Choices include unique chainsaw carvings, painted rocks, homemade soap, bags and dolls, Reflexology gift certificates, jewellery, hair products and gift certificates by Dream Shapers Hair Studio. Custom orders are welcome! Located at 4010 Forbidden Plateau Rd, Courtenay. Open 10am-5pm or call 250-338-1603. Wray left us to sing with the angels and dance with the stars. He died peacefully, November 6 at Glacier View Lodge with his beloved wife Beverley Howden by his side. He is also survived by his brother David (Jean) in Coquitlam; sister Margaret (Tommy) in Ontario; brother-in-law Shig in Kamloops; sons Clark (Barb) in Ontario and Eric (Jo Ann) in Yellowknife; daughters Louise in Nanaimo and Elaine (Doug) in New Westminster. Grandchildren Rachel (Ken), Shane (Raylene), Kyle, Donavin, Rebecca, Richard, Missie, Kenny, Trevor and Lauren. Great-grandchildren Anna, Rosie, Ryan, Stephanie and Jonah. Wray was predeceased by his father Herman, mother Lucy, sister Doris, son-in-law Mike, first wife Isabelle and second wife Dot. Herman Wray Carlberg was born at Seton Lake, B.C. and grew up in New Westminster. He joined the army at an early age, serving as an artillery instructor and as a paratrooper. Places Wray was stationed included Shilo, Winnipeg, Toronto, Petawawa, Truro and Victoria. Discharged in 1963, Wray moved to Nanaimo where he worked for B.C. Ferries, until he retired - first as a deck hand then as an officer and for most of the years as Captain. Wray loved many things – first came his family. In earlier years activities included golfing, painting and fishing (for pleasure and commercially). He was a very good swimmer, was a lifeguard and had his pilot’s license. He enjoyed travelling – Disneyland and Las Vegas were two of his favourite destinations. He was a staunch hockey fan (Canucks of course!). In his later years he derived much pleasure from singing with the Evergreen Choristers and dancing regularly until June 2011 at the Friday night Evergreen Seniors dances. Wray was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and a Shriner (including the Nanaimo Sabres Drill Team). Wray, we’ll miss you, Sweetie Pie, will always love you and have fond memories full of love and laughter. A Celebration of Wray’s Life will be held at D’esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave, Comox on Sunday, Dec 2 at 2 pm. After Wray’s service there will be singing and dancing followed by a Potluck at 5pm to also celebrate with Beverley. Its her birthday.

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Eva Keld is so Happy to announce the August 26, 2012. Marriage of her Mommy and Daddy,

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MORITZ, Stanley Allen July 1, 1947 - November 17, 2012

MORITZ, Stanley Allen, 1289 days after his successful lung transplant, our beloved Stan passed away surrounded by his loving family. Born to Ray & Hazel Moritz on July 1,1947 in Olds, AB. Stan in his early years was a typical prairie boy spending 5 years as a cadet in the RCAC 185. His love for hockey had him refereeing for 13 years in both AB & BC. From 1966 to 1976 Stan served in the RCMP stationed in Campbell River, Courtenay and Quesnel, BC. Stan was very involved in serving his community, volunteering and working with the local CB radio clubs. When leaving the RCMP he transitioned to BC Corrections, starting with Snowden Work Camp in Campbell River then to Jordan River Work Camp and finally Vancouver Island Remand Correction Centre where Stan was very proud to play an active role in the beginning of the electronic monitoring program. In 2000, Stan met his love Angela and they were married two years later. In 2002, Stan took an early retirement due to health issues that were later diagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. After a very bumpy road, Stan received his gift of a lung transplant in 2009. He is survived by his wife Angela, mother Hazel, daughters Christel & Sherry, stepchildren: Fred, Paulina, Anthony & Aneilla, siblings:  Dennis, Norma (Gulbe), Larry (deceased), Floyd, & Ron, their loving families, and 11 dearly loved grandchildren. Everyone who had the opportunity to receive the gift of Stan’s friendship will sadly miss him. Thank you to all of the friends he made on his incredible life journey and to those who have supported us with their kindnesses, love and prayers. We would like to thank his doctors, nurses and staff at the ICU and 8 North at RJH. Special thanks to his respiratory therapists, the transplant team, and Dr’s Levey, Wilson, Waters, Polson & Smardon; A heart felt thank you from his family as without you, Stan would not have brightened this world for as long as he did. Memorial Service Saturday November 24, 2012 at 10am - First Memorial Funeral, 4725 Falaise Dr., Victoria, BC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider becoming an organ donor today at www.bctranplant.ca or make a donation to BC Transplant in Stan’s honour. Organ Donation Awareness became Stan’s greatest goal.

Family & friends wish them much love & happiness always.

Caitlin Daley “Sweet 16” you are and always will be our sunshine

!! Love Mom, Cole, Candace, Courtney, Ben & Family Quality Foods Cake Winner for November 23rd, 2012

Kay Shattuck


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AN ALBERTA Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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J. PUDDLEDUCK Afterschool Care program on Back rd. has openings for children 6yr - 12yr. Queneesh area. 250-338-5521 Diane/Linda.

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School District 71 (Comox Valley) 607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay B.C. V9N 7G5 WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR: ON CALL EDUCATION ASSISTANTS For more details about this job opportunity and how to apply, please visit our website at sd71.bc.ca and click on jobs. Note that only complete application packages received through the makeafuture.ca website no later than 13:00 hrs on the closing date will be considered.

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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

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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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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

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

WORK WANTED PLUMBER/HANDYMAN Tired, overworked, exhausted, hot water tank that needs to be retired? Ken 250-650-4838 for an awesome price. PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

KURT LeRoy Trucking Ltd., of Campbell River is expriencing a 50% growth of new capital expansion over the next year with a new division on the mainland. We need a Highly Motivated exprienced CGA to complete monthly cost accounting for each divsion.Payroll of 38-45 employee’s.Subcontractors will vary. Excellent salary and benefits.Please,e-mail resume’s with driver’s abstract to rleroy@telus.net or fax to 250-287-9914.

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Aboriginal Supported Child Development Consultant The Comox Valley Child Development Association is looking for a Supported Child Development Consultant for Aboriginal children and families for the Supported Child Development Program. To provide culturally based, familycentred services for Aboriginal children requiring extra support with their inclusion in community child care and preschool settings. Will provide culturally sensitive and culturally safe support through training, consultation, and resources for families and child care staff. Applicants of Aboriginal ancestry preferred. Ability to work within a team concept, and as the team leader; and empathetic and articulate written and verbal communication are essential. QualiďŹ cations for the position include: experience in working with children with special needs and their families, ability to work both independently and as part of a team. ECE Diploma: (Includes Special Needs, Infant and Toddler, and Administration). Three to ďŹ ve years of experience with a demonstrated indepth knowledge of SCD, childcare and early intervention programs and services, and experience in culturally based services. This is an 18 hour per week, permanent position, starting ASAP, with salary per HSA Professional grid. Submit resumes by November 30, 2012 to Michelle Erikson, Human Resources Manager, Comox Valley Child Development Association, michelle@cvcda.ca 237 Third Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 1E1.

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GE PROFILE SS 5-burner gas range, with griddle & warming drawer. Looks & works great. $250. Call (250)923-3845, C.R. INGLIS WASHER and Dryer, (white), work perfectly, $350 OBO for the set. Call (250)338-1531.

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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.

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HAIR DRESSING Refresher 20 weeks â&#x20AC;˘ Red Seal Exam Prep. 20 weeks ESTHETICS/SPA THERAPY $2,000 Bursary available until Dec 31, 2012 Esthetics refresher 10 weeks

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SHAPED SKIS, snow boards, boats $90. Call 250-339-4591. YAMAHA ELECTRIC 3 K-5 Electone organ. $100.00. Call 250-338-6837

UNDER $300 TREADMILL Pro-form 495pi Excellent condition. 10 hrs of workout. $250(Eve) 339-2090

UNDER $400 ORLY wood stove Excellent condition $350.00. Call 250338-5554

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. JASONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FIREWOOD, split & delivered, seasoned. $150/cord. Call 250-650-6761. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD. 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, 27â&#x20AC;? TV w/stand, $350. 250-339-6782. POOL TABLE- 1.5â&#x20AC;? 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, accessories + $500. (250)339-6782.

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES INVACARE FULL electric hospital bed with mattress. Only used 3 times, still under full warranty. Price new $1950 - sell 1/2 price $800. ďŹ rm. Call (250)339-3440. MEDICAL WALKER, mens, (Dolomite Legacy Lite), like new, $300 cash only please. Call (250)337-5491.

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Friday, November 23, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

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

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GOLD IN THE HILLS Custom Built Sluce Boxes and portable wash trammels. Sizes from 32â&#x20AC;? L X 8â&#x20AC;? W to 59â&#x20AC;? L X 11.5â&#x20AC;? W. Also Foldable and easy to carry models. Models start at $99. Call (250)338-8060 VIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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 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

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FOR SALE BY OWNER 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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Mountain View. 750 Oribi Drive. 4 bdrm. 3 full bathrooms. 12 yrs old. Some renos. RV parking, 5 appls. 61â&#x20AC;? TV built in w/ 5.1 surround sound. Close to schools & shopping. $359,000. 250-2877607 or 250-287-0523. One brdrm house on 19th Ave. Large lot. 76x10. Fully fenced, garage & shop. Wood heater. Fridge, stove, W/D. Newly painted. RV parking. $180,000. 250-923-8975. SUBSTANTIALLY RENOVATED 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mobile home. Move in cndt. great Starter/In law accom. New roof, New gas furnace, 100amp services. W/D, F/S incld. This mobile has all papers required through MHR. Pre Christmas Special $15, 000 delivered price Comox Valley 250-7025699

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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 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. Apartmentsâ&#x20AC;˘Condosâ&#x20AC;˘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 1 303-1912 COMOX AVE. 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 6 Appliances, $1200/mth Avail. Immed COMOX RENOVATED Studio $600/mo and 1 bdrm $650/mo. Avail Now. 250- 702-5339

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

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.

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250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

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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CARS

TRUCKS & VANS

COURTENAY: NEWER, spacious 3 bdrm duplex, 2.5 bath, 3 appl’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.

COURTENAY. CUTE & cozy 3-bdrm, 1.5 bath, near downtown. Coved ceilings, H/W floors, wood insert, carport, fenced yard, organic gardens. D/W, W/D. NS/NP. $1200/mo. Dec. 1st. (250)339-9999.

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.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 2 BEDROOM trailers for rent located on the Alberni Hwy, Parksville . Prices range from $600 to $750 per month 250954-9547

HOMES FOR RENT 4 BEDROOM house for rent on acreage located at 1066 Fair rd, brand new wood stove just installed. Large workshop, insulated and wired, perfect for small business. $1150per month. 250-954-9547

AFFORDABLE FAMILY housing Campbell river & Courtenay 2, 3, 4 bdrm units, w/d hook up, f/s, children a must, refs req’d. Call 250-923-4145 or 250-703-0357.

Houses & Suites

COURTENAY Waterfront NP/NS. $1600. + utils. Avail. now. Call (416)968-1421.

339B Nim Nim 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls $1000/mth Avail. Immed.

FANNY BAY 3 bdrm, 1.5 ba, 4 appls, n/p,n/s, refs req. Avail. Dec 1, $1100 250-335-2259

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

- BUYING - RENTING - SELLING -

PUNTLEDGE AREA, 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher w/ priv backyard, $1300 mo, N/S, N/P, avail Dec. 1./ (250)897-3984.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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 #40-2355 VALLEYVIEW DR. 3 bed 1.5 Bath N/S 5- appls $1100/mth AVAIL. DEC 1

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.

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

TELEPHONE 250-703-2264 | 250-338-0267 | 250-339-1222

1888 BATES ROAD 3 Bed, 2 bath, N/S, 5 appls. $1400/mth AVAIL. DEC1 ST

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.

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

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

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION NEWLY RENOVATED furnished rooms, safe environment, N\D, N/P. $485. 250 871-3444. D.D. $100.00

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.

1-800-961-7022

MOTORCYCLES

2000 Dodge Dakota Quad cab 5.9L 164,000 km’s. 2- wheel Dr. Lots of new parts. Recent tune up. $5,600 OBO call 250871-7767

1977 IT-400 YAMAHA. Runs and drives great. Lots of power. Fresh piston. $800 firm. 250-287-1163.

2001 MAZDA MPV LX Van, fully loaded, 7 pass, green, new tires, ex cond, 217,000 km, NS/NP, no accidents. $3,100. 250-890-9446.

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

CARS

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

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

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

SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

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

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

2002 Taurus S.W. c/w 2 sets of tires. Well maintained. Averages 18 mpg hwy/ 24 mpg city driving. $2500 call 250-9414011

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

SLT 250450 kept

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

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

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

STORAGE

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

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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 Vehicle Repair and painting including bumpers, dents, scratches, minor collision to complete write offs. Affordable quality work. 250-702-5754

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.

ROOMS FOR RENT

- BUYING - RENTING - SELLING -

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.

2009 TOYOTA Venza 1-owner V6, AWD, Sunroof, 6 speed auto, crossover vehicle, lots of option. 40,000 Km. $26,900 250-890-0199

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 firm. 250-287-4625.

2002 Venture Van (maroon) 220klm,excellent shape, new tires, brakes local service & senior driven. $3900.00 phone 250-923-5271

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

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

www.advancedpm.ca 250-338-2472

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

UTILITY TRAILERS 2005 CHEVY Trail Blazer LS Exc cond. 103,000km’s, 6cyl auto, air, cruise, privacy glass, many extras. $10,500. Call after 5pm or leave msg. 1 (250)754-0725

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

MARINE BOATS

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

2005 GRAND-AM, V-6, auto, 133,000km. White exterior/gray interior. One owner. Very clean, runs great. $4,200 obo. (250)616-7252

2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

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

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.

SELL YOUR CAR... FAST!

TRUCKS & VANS

WESTERN RD RANCHER

NOW OFFERING STRATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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

2006 MAZDA 5. Fully loaded, seats 6, new tires & brakes. $9500. Call (250)203-0134.

URQUHART PLACE

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

20’ CONTINENTAL Cargo Trailer, like new. Sell $7500. Cost $12,000. (250)871-3934.

2008 Pontiac G5 great shape 63,900k. Power windows, locks, air. $6,900 new set of snow tires incld. 250-792-2620

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

with a classified ad Call 310.3535


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Comox Valley Worship Directory Church of Our Lord

BAHÁ’Í FAITH

Holy Communion 10:00 am each Sunday

It’s a Holy Day – on November 26, Bahá’ís celebrate the Day of the Covenant.

at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC All Welcome Tel: 250-941-0332 www.coolcomox.ca Anglican Church in North America

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

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

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

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 Minister: Peggy Jensen 250-334-4961

250-338-5811

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

St. George’s Courtenay

to place your ad here

www.centralchurchefc.com Val 250-338-7727 (office)

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

250-703-1652

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

250-400-7800

www.resonatechurch.ca

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

to place you your ad here

2201 Robert Lang Drive

250-338-5811 250-338

EE-Mail: Ma features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP 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 “A proclamation for all” 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

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

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Everyone Welcome

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

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

www.comoxunitedchurch.com | 250-339-3966

Nursery -Grade 7

250-334-8424

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Join us this Sunday

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)

Bay Community Church

Community Church

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

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

Comox Valley

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

~~~ “…Follow not, therefore, your earthly desires, and violate not the Covenant of God, nor break your pledge to Him.” Bahá’u’lláh www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

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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250-338-5811

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The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. â&#x20AC; Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual/Sonata GL Auto/Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/0%/0% for 24/24/48/24 months. Bi-weekly payment is $297/$362/$213/$522. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$0/$0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,495/$1,565/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Sonata GL Auto for $22,064 at 0% per annum equals $213 bi-weekly for 48 months for a total obligation of $22,064. Cash price is $22,064. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,565. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Ę&#x2C6;Fuel consumption for 2013 Elantra Sedan L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.8L/100KM)/2013 Sonata GL Auto (HWY 5.6L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer Testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. â&#x20AC; Ę&#x2022;Friends & Family prices for models shown: 2013 Elantra Limited/Elantra GT SE Tech 6-Speed Auto/Sonata Limited/Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD is $22,694/$26,039/$27,339/$39,009. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495/$1,495/$1,565/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Ę&#x2022;Friends & Family Selling Prices are calculated against the selling price less all factory to dealer price adjustments (including Friends & Family price adjustments). Friends & Family Selling Prices include Delivery and Destination. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. â&#x20AC;ĄFactory to dealer price adjustments (including Friends & Family price adjustments) are calculated against the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting price. Factory to Dealer Price adjustments of $2,000/$1,850/$3,500/$1,150 available on 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual/Sonata GL Auto/Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto includes Friends & Family price adjustments. Factory to dealer price adjustments are applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. â&#x20AC; Ę&#x2022;â&#x20AC;ĄOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. Ę&#x2020;Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (NHTSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; Hyundaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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Friday, November 23, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

RUGBY

SOCCER

V.I. 3RD DIV. MEN

MID-ISLAND WOMEN

Standings as of Nov. 18 Team W L D BP Pt Comox Valley 6 0 0 4 23 Nanaimo 3 2 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. 18 Comox Valley Kickers 60 (+1) Nanaimo Hornets 0 Nov. 25 Comox Valley Kickers bye

Standings as of Nov. 4 Team W L D Outlaws 6 1 0 Nanaimo 6 1 0 Oceanside 6 0 0 Port Alberni 4 3 0 Kickers 4 4 0 CVUSC Revolution 2 3 1 Bandits 1 5 1 Shooters 0 6 1 Wheatys 0 6 1

Pt 18 18 18 12 12 7 4 1 1

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score board Nov. 25 CVUSC Revolution vs. Shooters 12 p.m. Valley View #3, Outlaws vs. Nanaimo 12 p.m. Willow Point #4, Bandits vs. Port Alberni 2 p.m. Willow Point #4, Wheatys vs. Kickers 12 p.m. Elaine Hamilton Field, Oceanside bye

Top Scorers Sam Kawano (Outlaws) 9, Amber Kurucz (Alberni) 6, Christina Ciolfi (Oceanside) 5, Crystal Swift (Outlaws), Charlotte Phillip (Nanaimo), Emma Green (CVUSC Revolution), Kathy Sulman (Kickers) 4

Smells Team Spirit B Tier Team Free Lions The Off Side Toepunters One Dollar Veggies

C.V. SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB INDOOR SOCCER Thursday A Tier Team W Blue Toque FC 6 Cona Hostel What! 3 Spartans 3 Norwegian Refs 3 Multi. Scoregasms 2 Red Card Heroes 2 Untouchaballs 3

L 0 2 2 3 2 2 3

T 0 1 1 0 2 2 0

Pt 12 7 7 6 6 6 6

1 3 2 4 W 4 4 2 0

L 3 3 4 6

T 0 0 1 1

Pt 8 8 5 1

INDOOR VOLLEYBALL Wednesday A Tier Team W Return to Sender 9 Amp TNT 9 Sets and Violence 7

L 2 2 4

T 0 0 0

Pt 18 18 14

A* Team Smokin’ Aces Block Stars

6 5 0 12 2 9 0 4 0 11 0 0

B Tier Team Hitting Bricks Show Us Ur Tips We Will Block You Strike Farce I.G.Ancient Ms Served on Ice Touch and Go I’d Hit That A Bump to the Left Social Notwork

W 9 8 8 7 7 6 5 3 2 0

L 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 8 9 11

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pt 18 16 16 14 14 12 10 6 4 0

TELUS STORE OR AUTHORIZED DEALER

VIRU SR. WOMEN Standings as of Nov. 17 Team W L D BP Pt Velox 7 1 0 0 14 Nanaimo 5 3 0 0 10 Cowichan 5 3 0 0 10 UVic 2 1 0 0 4 Comox Valley 2 6 0 0 4 Port Alberni 0 3 3 0 -8 Nov. 17 Comox Valley Kickers 5 Velox Valhallians 43 Nov. 24 Cowichan vs. Comox Valley Kickers 11:30 a.m. Cumberland Village Park

FOOTBALL

VANCOUVER ISLAND

Naughty or nice, you still get a $300 Visa Prepaid Card.

Victoria The Bay Centre Hillside Centre

®

Mayfair Mall Millstream Village Shopping Centre

B.C. HIGH SCHOOL Tillicum Centre

Tier II Varsity Final Standings - Nov. 10 Team W L T PT Timberline 6 0 0 12 Vanier Towhees 5 1 0 10 Frank Hurt 4 2 0 8 Howe Sound 3 3 0 6 Milne 1 4 0 2 Isfeld Ice 0 1 0 0 Earl Marriot 0 4 0 0 Gulf Islands 0 0 0 0 Nov. 16 (playoff) GP Vanier 20 Timberline Wolves 16 Nov. 24 (championship game) GP Vanier vs. Frank Hurt, 10 a.m. UBC Thunderbird Stadium

Tuscany Village Uptown Mall Westshore Town Centre 756 Fort St. 815 View St. 3300 Tennyson Ave.

Campbell River

SOCCER Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre

VANCOUVER ISLAND MEN

1436 Island Hwy.

Div. 3B Standings as of Nov. 18 Team W L T Pt Hellas FC 8 1 2 26 Comox Valley 8 0 2 26 Vantreights 6 1 3 21 Cordova Bay 5 1 4 19 Prospect Lake 5 3 3 18 Penelakut United 5 5 0 15 Castaways 3 6 2 11 Gorge FC 2 8 1 7 SFFC Originals 1 9 1 4 Victoria Athletics 1 10 0 3 Nov. 17 Comox Valley United 3 (Phil Ludwig 2, Graeme McNeill) Penelakut United 1 (Raymond Sam) Nov. 25 Hellas FC vs. Comox Valley United 2:15 p.m. @ Comox Valley

1437B 16th Ave. 1690 Island Hwy.

Courtenay Courtenay Crossing Washington Plaza Mall

Duncan Cowichan Crossing 951A Canada Ave.

Elks’ has Grey Cup

Mill Bay

You don’t have to stay at home to watch the Grey Cup this Sunday, Nov. 25. The Elks’ is opening the doors at noon and rolling down the big screen. “Make yourself at home in the comfortable leather chairs and help yourself to complimentary homemade chili and hot dogs,” a spokesperson said. “The final kicker is that the Elks’ boasts the best beer prices downtown. Throw in some prizes and you can’t afford to stay home.” The Elks’ is located at 231 Sixth St. in Courtenay. For more information call 250334-2512. – Elks’

Country Club Centre

845 Deloume Rd.

Nanaimo

Port Place Shopping Centre

We’ll give you a FREE $300 Visa Prepaid Card when you bundle Optik TV and Internet on a 3 year term.

Rock City TM

Rutherford Village Mall

*

Woodgrove Centre

Parksville

Get Optik TV and Internet from $68/month.† Call 310-MYTV (6988).

281 East Island Hwy.

Port Alberni 4006 Johnson Rd.

Go to telus.com/optik or visit your TELUS Store or Authorized Dealer.

4570 10th Ave. W ®

Sidney 9810 7th St. Offer available until December 31, 2012, to residential customers who have not subscribed to TELUS TV or Internet service in the past 90 days. Minimum system requirements apply. Final eligibility for service will be determined by a TELUS representative. *A cancellation fee applies for early termination of the service agreement and will be $10 for TV services and $8 for Internet services, multiplied by the number of months remaining in the term. Visa Prepaid Card offer available while quantities last. Offer includes a $300 Visa Prepaid Card. Visa Prepaid Card is issued by Peoples Trust Company pursuant to a licence by Visa Inc. Cards are issued in connection with a loyalty, award or promotion program. Card is issued in the name of the account holder and is not transferable and cannot be issued to minors. Card does not have cash access and can be used at any merchants that accept Visa cards. Card is valid for up to 12 months; unused funds forfeit at midnight EST on the last day of the month of the valid-thru date, subject to applicable law. Country restrictions apply and are subject to change. Card terms, conditions and limitations apply; see MyPrepaidCenter.com/site/visa-univ-can for details. TELUS reserves the right to substitute an equivalent or better product without notice. Offer cannot be combined with promo prices. †Price includes Optik TV Essentials and Optik High Speed Internet. TELUS reserves the right to modify rates without notice. TELUS, the TELUS logo, Optik, Optik TV, Optik Internet and the future is friendly are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 TELUS.


Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, §, ‡, ♦ The All Out Clearout Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after November 1, 2012. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$37,498 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab SXT 4x4 (26A+AGR) only and includes $5,000 Consumer Cash and $500 Holiday Bonus Discount. See participating dealers for complete details. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. §2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab Laramie 4x4 shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $51,685. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab SXT 4x4 model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab SXT 4x4 with a Purchase Price of $37,498 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $215 with a cost of borrowing of $7,206 and a total obligation of $44,704. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ♦$500 Holiday Bonus Cash is available on most new 2012/2013 models, excluding the following: Chrysler 200 LX, Dodge Caliber, Dart, Grand Caravan CVP, Journey CVP/SE, Avenger, Viper, Jeep Compass Sport 4x2 & 4x4, Patriot Sport 4x2 & 4x4, Wrangler 2 Dr Sport, Grand Cherokee SRT8, Ram 1500 Reg Cab & ST & SXT Trucks, Ram Cab & Chassis, Ram Cargo Van, FIAT 500 Abarth and 2012 FIAT 500 Pop models. Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. See your dealer for complete details. ΩBased on longevity. R.L. Polk Canada Inc. Canadian vehicles in operation data as of June 30, 2011, for model years 1993–2011. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc.

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OR CHOOSE

215 @ 4.49

BI-WEEKLY FINANCING‡ FOR 96 MONTHS WITH $0 DOWN

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL DIESEL EQUIPPED PICKUPS SOLD SINCE 1993, STILL ON THE ROAD TODAY

RAM

90%

GMC

84%

CHEVY

82%

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Ram 2500 Crew Cab Laramie 4x4 shown.§

2012 RAM 2500 CREW CAB SXT 4X4 •

$

37,498 PRICE INCLUDES $5,000 CONSUMER CASH* AND FREIGHT.

• 5.7 L HEMI® V8 engine • Heavy-duty engine cooling • 4- and 7-pin trailer tow wiring harness • Front and rear heavy-duty shock absorbers • 17-inch chrome-clad wheels • Fog lamps • SiriusXMTM Satellite Radio (includes one year of service)

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BONUS CASH

ON MOST MODELS♦

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CANADA’S ANADA’S MOST DURABLE & LONGEST-LASTING DIESEL PICKUPΩ

FORD

71%

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Friday, November 23, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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BLACK FRIDAY / WHITE SATURDAY Lifestyle Collection 2009 MER RCEDES C3000

P2853

SALE

$

28,995

2007 BMW 328i

P2839

SALE

$

22,995

Truck Works 20122

FORD D F150 XLT

P2920

$ 2011 11

SALE

P2818

$

SALE

SALE

$

29,9 00

SALE

$

$

SALE

P2746A

$

SALE

10,649

2006 SU UBARU IM MPREZA 2000 MAAZDA PROTOGE

P2836

SALE

$

2012145A

$

11,995

32,900

2004 04 TOYOT TA MATRIX

P2786A

P2587A

P2859A

$

SALE

$

12,995

20100 MAZD 20 DA B2300

2005 05

SALE

$

6,995

27,900

2009 MER RCEDES B2000

SALE

4,300

2008 MA AZZDA 3 GS  CPO

2013003AA

P2687A

$

SALE

13,500

P2896

$

SALE

P2926

$

8,400

SALE

6,400

MERC CEDES GLK350

CAYENNE S

SALE

$

39,995

$

SALE SAL AL

15,495

2008 MAZ Z DA 3 G S  C P O

2012089AA

$

SALE SAL AL

14,800

2008 MAZ Z DA 3 G X  C P O

FORD FREESTAR 2004 04 DODGEE CARAVAN

2010

2008 PORSCHE $

4,995

2008 PONT 20 TIAC G5

$

SALE

SALE

1998 98 DODGE DIESEL

30,900

2008 BMW 528i

P2901

Distinct Dist i Mazda

P2895A

2009 BMW135i

P2911

P2919

26,800

2003 20 03 DODG GE R AM

P2883

FO ORD F150 XLLT

31,495

FORD F150 XLT

2008 BMW 335Xi

2012

Specials Division

$

SALE

11,995

2010 MAZ Z DA 3 G T  C P O

2012078A

SALE

$

19,900

2012 MAZ Z DA 5 G T  C P O

SALE

34,995

P2894

P2922

2010

SALE

$

21,800

MAZDA 3 SPORTT  CPO

P2921

P2842

SALE

$

17,840

P2857B

SALE

$

17,800

www.courtenaymazda.com 475 Silverdale Crescent • 250-338-5777 • 1-800-872-6800

Comox Valley Record, November 23, 2012  

November 23, 2012 edition of the Comox Valley Record