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RON WEBBER, LEFT, receives a commendation from Minister of Veterans Affairs Stephen Blaney.

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MICHAEL’S OFF MAIN co-owner Terry Chaney prepares stockings for Comox Valley homeless with the help of other Fourth Street businesses. The stockings are filled with essentials and treats then handed out to homeless people by the Comox Bay Care Society via the Care-A-Van. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

Ron Webber has received a commendation from the Minister of Veterans Affairs, awarded to those who have performed service to the veteran community or who represent role models to fellow veterans. “I was quite shocked,” said Webber, a former Courtenay mayor and alderman. “I guess somebody recognized and put my name to Ottawa.” Born and raised in Courtenay, Webber served in the Canadian Scottish Regiment Reserve for two years before serving in the Canadian Army with the 2nd Battalion of the Black Watch of Gagetown, N.B. He was

Downtown merchants aid homeless Renee Andor Record Staff

Terry Chaney works to brighten the holidays for homeless people in the Comox Valley. With help from other Fourth Street businesses in Courtenay, she does this in a relatively simple, yet very thoughtful way — Christmas stockings. Filled with essentials, and of course treats, these stockings are given to homeless people via the Comox Bay Care Society’s Care-A-Van, which provides

medical care to the Comox Valley’s homeless. This is the second year Chaney has prepared stockings for the Valley’s homeless, and she says Helen Boyd of the care society told her about the positive response they created last year among the people who received them. “Most often she heard, ‘Somebody actually made this for me?’ you know, and she said they were just amazed — they loved it,” recalls Chaney. “That seemed to be their biggest thing was, ‘Wow, somebody

made something like this for me.’” The idea first started when Chaney, who co-owns Michael’s Off Main restaurant with her husband Michael Gilbert, met four homeless men who hung out behind the restaurant several years ago. She got to know them by spending time talking to them on her breaks, and when the holidays rolled around, she wanted to do something special for them. “I’ve always loved doing stockings,” she admits. “But

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I decided these guys don’t have Christmas and it’s one of the fun parts of Christmas — and I realize there’s many people without and we need to feed people and all these things, but this little Christmas stocking with goodies and treats in it really puts a smile on some people’s faces.” After a few years the homeless men left and Chaney was in the restaurant telling a friend about how she wouldn’t make the stockings for them anymore. Boyd happened to be sitting ... see STOCKINGS ■ A2

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there having a cup of coffee and, overhearing the conversation, she introduced herself to Chaney. “I said, ‘Well, this is perfect because if I can get people to help me make stockings, you guys can deliver them,’” recalls Chaney, adding Boyd was delighted with the idea. Chaney called around to other businesses on Fourth Street and many of them offered to help by filling some stockings themselves or by donating supplies for

such as McDonald’s or Tim Hortons so they can get a hot meal. But she says that while these items are very important, treats are, too. Cookies, candy canes, and other edible goodies go into every stocking. Chaney notes Boyd has given her some tips on what sorts of items would be helpful to someone who is homeless. She says the support from Fourth Street businesses has been amazing, especially noting the Coastal Community Credit Union, which is making up about a third of the stockings this year. Anyone interested in helping can call Terry Chaney at Michael’s Off Main at 250-3342071. She plans to send the last stockings off to the Care-A-Van by Dec. 20.

Chaney to fill them. Thirty stockings were handed out last year and Chaney is hoping to get enough supplies for 35 this year. She ensures each stocking has any two of these four items: a hat, gloves, socks and a scarf. They also hold a selection of helpful things like mini first aid kits, mini nail clipper kits, hand cream, lip balm, packages of sanitary wet wipes, hand and foot warmers and small denomination gift cards to places

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nay Fire Department was not in favour of closing the street due to accessibility Residents in a part of the concerns. The second petition came Old Orchard area continue to push for traffic-calming before council this week, measures from the City of which included an endorsement of McEllhanney EngiCourtenay. Courtenay council voted neering’s recommendation to conduct a traffic study to partially close Fourth around Harmston Avenue Street to prevent vehicles and Fourth Street and from heading west on solicit input from the Old Fourth Street to Johnston Orchard Traffic Calming Avenue. The petition suggested a Committee after it received a second petition from area barricade and signage to achieve this. residents this week. According to Lagan’s “We would do our own review of it to ensure that report, the proposed barthe numbers of traffic, vol- riers would cost about $3,000. The umes, turning report also listmovements, ed low-profile through-trafHow are corner bulbs as fic, meets the their needs of a an alternative criteria for which would traffic calm- higher profile cost $10,000 to ing measures,” than any other City director street or any other $20,000. Coun. Jon of operational Ambler noted services Kevin neighbourhood? he doesn’t Lagan told Everybody has know the area council dur- cars that go up that well so he ing his verbal and down their walked around report Monday. there before “We have cer- streets. tain criteria, Jon Ambler Monday’s council meeting. He mandates and was unsure other things to meet to ensure that we can whether the traffic calming measures should be implebring a project forward.” Council first received a mented and said he wants petition earlier this fall, to see a traffic study done which was signed by 18 res- by City staff. “How are their needs of idents representing 10 area properties, and requested a higher profile than any Johnston Avenue between other street or any other Fourth and Fifth streets be neighbourhood? Everybody has cars that go up and closed to outside traffic. Safety concerns were down their streets,” said noted and the petition was Ambler. Coun. Bill Anglin said referred to staff to inveshe walked in the area and tigate. Past Courtenay council- noted the traffic didn’t lor and current Comox Val- seem excessive in speed or ley MLA Don McRae and volume. He pointed out the his wife make up two sig- study included in the report natures on the petition, and to council didn’t have hard City CAO Sandy Gray and numbers like how long the his wife make up another area was monitored or how two. Gray was not present many cars went through it. Lagan noted the City’s during council discussion to traffic study will cost at avoid a conflict of interest. Since the first petition, least $1,000, will measure Peter Gerritsen, who was things like traffic speed and the petition initiator, hired volume, and the results will McElhanney Engineering come back before council in to conduct a traffic study, the New Year. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com which noted the Courte-

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Campaign seeking pot referendum Scott Stanfield Record Staff

As he tours Vancouver Island, Dana Larsen is promoting the Sensible Policing Act in an effort to decriminalize cannabis possession in B.C. Larsen — director of the Vancouver Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary who sought the provincial NDP leadership last year — spoke to supporters Saturday at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. He is leading a Sensible BC campaign in hopes of securing a referendum on the act. Volunteers will collect signatures next year from September to November. If 10 per cent of registered voters in every riding in B.C. sign the petition, a referendum would occur in September 2014. Campaign supporter Ernie Yacub of the Comox Valley says Larsen is “brilliant,” noting his involvement in marijuana

SENSIBLE BC CAMPAIGN leader Dana Larsen spoke Saturday in Courtenay about the drive to have a referendum to decriminalize cannabis possession in B.C. decriminalization and legalization, and his work with Marc Emery on cannabis culture. “He was one of the organizers for the Marijuana

Party when they fielded representatives in every riding,” said Yacub, manager of the North Island Compassion Club. “He’s very knowledgeable.”

Larsen has toured 30 B.C. cities and towns since mid-October. Cannabis was recently legalized in Colorado and Washington. The latter has legalized cannabis possession up to an ounce, and will determine how to open cannabis shops within a year. Larsen says the Sensible Policing Act is similar to the Washington initiative. “It’s a good beginning,” Yacub said. “Lots of media coverage, especially as a result of the vote in Washington and Colorado. It certainly gives us a boost — takes away the concern that the states across the line are having a problem with our decriminalization when they’ve legalized themselves. “That was the beginning of the end of alcohol prohibition was the States, one by one, repealing. So it’s a similar pattern.” The petition can be signed at sensiblebc.ca. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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gether. The Emergency Program always has provided emergency exits. If Macaulay Road is blocked, so far we have three different ways they could leave.” Evacuation routes have been mapped out north of Oyster River via a logging road to the Inland Highway and at Saratoga Beach by Seaview Road to Williams Beach Road. To the south, residents need to cross a farmer’s field to Hamm Road. Next week’s meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Oyster River Fire Department.

laboration. I encourage discussion — even passionate discussion — but always with decorum. “We have a good team and we can cover good distance. Whether it’s a new deep water intake, a new hospital, environmental protection, managed growth — we just need to work together and we can accomplish so much.” Directors, who elect the chair and vice-chair position each year, serve a three-year term. The board is comprised of directors appointed by municipal mayors and councillors, and elected representatives from electoral areas A, B and C. Grieve commended Comox director Patti Fletcher for her efforts over the past year as vice-chair. He also welcomed Bill Anglin, a new member of the board who sits on Courtenay council. Along with Anglin and Ambler, Courtenay is also represented by Couns. Starr Winchester and Manno Theos. Remaining board members are Coun. Tom Grant (Comox), Coun. Gwyn Sproule (Cumberland), director Bruce Jolliffe (Area A) and director Jim Gillis (Area B).

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Area C director Edwin Grieve retained his position as chair of the Comox Valley Regional District board by acclamation at Tuesday’s inaugural meeting. Courtenay director Jon Ambler was acclaimed as vice-chair. They will serve in these positions for the next year. This will be Grieve’s third term as chair. He and nine other directors oversee activities and services the district delivers to nearly

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Meeting booked Tuesday Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The Comox Valley Emergency Program hosts a public information meeting next week — the second such meeting in recent weeks with residents in and around Black Creek. Some people were trapped during a March storm when fallen trees and power lines closed the dead end Macaulay Road. At the first meeting, CVEP co-ordinator Mike Fournier and other personnel discussed emergency exits or re-entry points. He notes some residents want to open roads into major arteries such as Hamm Road and the Inland Island Highway. Martin Park Drive resident Robert Duncan has said the problem to the south would be solved if Macaulay joined with Hamm. Fournier, however, said this idea is an issue for the Ministry of Transportation. “Not everybody is in favour of that because obviously people don’t want extra traffic on their street,” Fournier said. “That would be a different issue alto-

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Superhero school new You’ve heard of “old school.” You’ve heard of “new school.” Have you ever heard of Superhero School?” Two local aspiring superheroes, Naomi teWinkel (aka SuperArtGirl) and Simone Thompson (aka Creative Simone), have created My Superhero School, the Comox Valley’s newest place of learning. The school’s next offering is a Vision Board Evening. Drop in to 1526 Mulberry Lane any time between 3 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 17 to learn about and make your own vision board. Stay for a couple of minutes or a couple of hours. You’ll learn what a vision board is and why it’s so useful at this time of year when you’re considering your intentions and hopes for the coming year. You’ll enjoy some apple cider and shortbread as you create your own vision board and share your suggestions and hopes for what My Superhero School might offer in 2013. All supplies and refreshments will be provided for a suggested $5 donation. More details can be found at www.mysuperheroschool.com. — My Superhero School

tion. This year funds generated will go to Courtenay Youth Music Centre, Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society, the Secret Santa campaign and bursaries for Vanier and Highland secondary students. “One hundred per cent of the proceeds go to these groups because our wonderful sponsors pay for the cost of everything,” says CV Classic Cruisers treasurer and calendar committee member Irene Mattson, adding sponsors this year are First Insurance, A&W, Mid Isle Drywall, Thrifty Foods and Comox Valley Dodge. Calendars can be picked up at First Insurance (Eighth Street location), A&W (Cliffe Avenue location), Hot Chocolates, Ski and Surf Shop, Coastal Community Credit Union (Fourth Street branch), Hub

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, December 14, 2012

X Block big hit with Vanier students Renee Andor Record Staff

Would you choose to stay at school during an optional work time on a Friday afternoon? Well, G.P. Vanier Secondary School principal Charlie Schellinck says about half or more of the students at his school choose to do just that during the school’s X Block each Friday afternoon. “What we find is there’ll be 60-plus kids in the library, there’ll be probably 60-plus kids doing math, there’ll be say 30 or so doing science, the gym, we have the open gym with an EA (educational assistant), there’ll be couple hundred in there, you know, it can be quite full,” says Schellinck. Of the school’s 1,200 students, he estimates 600 or more choose to stay. “The kids seem to like it, some of them are really taking advantage of the extra help that we’re giving them and then the kids that need the extra help. “We’ve got lots of kids that are so active with jobs and sports and dance that they can get their homework done. It gives them a good solid hour so that they don’t have homework for the weekend.” After seeing fellow Courtenay secondary school Mark R. Isfeld implement an X Block last year, Vanier decided to follow suit this year. At 2:15 p.m. — rather than the regular time of 3:15 p.m. —

G.P. VANIER SECONDARY’S cafeteria is packed with students doing their homework during an optional work time on Friday afternoon called X Block. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR students are free to go home Fridays if they choose. If they decide to stay at school, they can get extra help in math, science and humanities/ languages in tutorials with a teacher. Or, they can get some extra help from an EA or study in one of the ‘quiet spaces’ like the library. According to librarian Shannon Dillman, the library is so quiet, “You can hear a paperback book drop.” She hears students talking positively about the work time as they are leaving. “When the students leave, I hear comments like, ‘I won’t have any homework this weekend; I got it all done,’” she told Schellinck in an e-mail a few weeks ago. “Everyone is cooperative, focused and appreciative of the quiet environment. In my opinion, it is a wonderful thing.” The gym is also open

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for students, the time is very important for school staff, too. Staff break into teams to discuss various topics such as, online language, social responsibility, oracy in

English, peer support, and gifted. In total, there’s 41 different topics, and Schellinck says they’re all designed to improve student learning. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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COMOX VALLEY NISSAN staff welcome you to come in for a test drive — and help Habitat for Humanity. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Driven to help Habitat Collaboration with Nissan assists Habitat for Humanity Erin Haluschak Record Staff

A short drive or a click of the mouse is all it takes to make a donation to Habitat for Humanity, without ever opening a wallet. Comox Valley Nissan, along with Nissan dealerships across Canada are partnering with the non-profit organization to help more low-income families access affordable homeownership and break the cycle of poverty. “It takes just a little bit of effort, and there’s no strings attached,” explained Jim Revenberg owner/general manager of Comox Valley Nissan. For every test drive, Nissan will donate $20 to local Habitat for Humanity projects or $5 for each new Facebook ‘like’ they receive between now and Dec. 24. “It’s awesome having this partnership; it’s a win-win,” added Revenberg, who added despite 30 years in the auto industry, he has not been part of Quality Clothing Affordable Prices Winter Clothing

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a partnership like the League. “It’s a humbling feelone with Habitat and ing representing of a Nissan. “It’s really nice to see brand who is doing something (Nissan) like this step up. It’s really at this There’s a time of the true genu- nice to see (Nisyear.” ine (sense) san) step up. F o r of it — we will donate There’s a true gen- m o r e informawith just a uine (sense) of it tion, visit little bit of — we will donate C o m o x effort from with just a little Valley people.” Nissan The pro- bit of effort from on Facegram is people. book, visit part of NisJim Revenberg comoxvalsan Canaleynissan. da’s Gift to You holiday campaign, com or visit nissangift. with the hope nation- ca. wide the company can photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com generate $550,000 in total. “Nissan has big Canadian roots; when they really get behind an idea, they really do it right,” noted Revenberg, who added the company also played a big part of 100th Grey Cup celebrations and the Canadian Football This message supported by Thrifty Foods Smile Card program.

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out the site preparation work will be selected from a list of service providers that was determined following a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process in November. Site preparation work on the Comox Valley site is expected to begin in February, continuing through June 2013. Preparation

work on the Campbell River site is expected to begin in March with completion scheduled for November 2013. A Request For Proposals for the actual construction and operation of the two hospitals will be issued early in 2013. Construction of the new hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley will

begin in 2014, with completion slated for fall of 2017. For more information on the North Island Hospitals Project, visit the project webpage on the VIHA website: http://www. viha.ca/about_viha/ building_for_health/ nihp.htm. — Vancouver Island Health Authority

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Comox Legion hopping With the Christmas season in full swing, the Comox Legion invites all to join in and enjoy the festive season. This Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the upper hall, you are invited to the annual Christmas brunch. You can choose from a variety of menus, which include eggs

any style, sausages, pancakes and toast. A choice of beverages, juice, bottomless cups of coffee or tea, all for $7.50 a person. Also, on the 16th in the lounge, is Christmas potluck euchre for $5 per player, starting at 1. Bring along your favourite food to share. Crazy Bash on Dec. 21 is the End of the

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A FAIRY CHRISTMAS will be led Saturday by Mary Murphy at the Courtenay Library.

Library in city full of activities Drop by the Courtenay Library over the holidays and pick up a favourite, new or holiday-themed book to read. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and the library is offering a number of fun and interactive programs for families. • This Saturday at 10:30 there will be a special Christmas Storytime with lots of fun stories, songs and a special holiday craft. • At 11:30, celebrate a Fairy Christmas, a WinterFest 2012 event. A Fairy Christmas will be a seasonal storytelling, craft-making program hosted by talented local songwriter, performer, author and fairy advocate, Mary Murphy. Listening to stories and making fairy friends, children will also make a holiday ornament. • From Dec. 19 to 22 from 2 to 4 p.m., children can celebrate the holidays by dropping into the library to make a seasonal craft, solve word puzzles, colour and engage in other holiday-themed activities. • A wide variety of board games will be

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The Courtenay Legion is hosting its annual Christmas dance -party and draw this Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the lounge. It’s an opportunity to raise money for our many charities, win wonderful prizes, and dance to the lively tunes of Double Play. Prizes include over 60 hams, turkeys, handcrafted sleighs and seasonal decorations. Draw tickets are available now at the bar. Phone 334-4322 for more information. Table reservations are already filling up for the Courtenay Legion’s New Year’s dinner and dance! Doors open at 6 in the upstairs hall. A deli-

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Unitarians celebrating the solstice NATURALIST FRANK HOVENDEN helps a young naturalist learn about local birds.

Kids’ bird count this Saturday The Comox Valley will have its first Christmas Bird Count for Kids on Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is organized by the CV Naturalists Society and the CV Young Naturalists Club. Children aged five to 14 are welcome to attend with a parent or caregiver. Participants are not required to have previous experience. Come and learn about local birds and tallying at this free event! Led by members of Comox Valley Naturalists Birders Group, participants will learn about bird identification and using binoculars prior to setting out in small teams organized by age (five to nine and 10 to 14). Teams will spend a morning recording species along survey routes, including the Courtenay Airpark, Lazo Marsh, Filberg Park and more. Christmas bird counts are a tradition across Canada. They are conducted on any one day from Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Christmas counts are generally group efforts, though single-observer counts do happen. Bird counts are organized at the local level, usually by a birding club or naturalists organization. For more information and to register, e-mail Lisa at ynccomox@gmail.com. — Comox Valley Naturalists Birders Group

Comox Valley Unitarians present a multigenerational winter solstice this Sunday from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. With songs and an interactional play with our children, come journey into the darkness of the year, and come back with new energy and a renewed sense of possibilities and joy. An adult winter solstice celebration with music, WINTER ri enagd sSOLSTICE a n d meditation happens Dec. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. With special musical guests, the Mystic Valley Voices Choir, this non-denominational contemplative service is designed for adults, teenagers or older children who would enjoy such a service. The word solstice literally means “sun standing still.” At the moment of the winter solstice, the path of the sun in the sky over the past six months has reached its farthest southern position and now turns northward. The sun returns and the days get longer. It is no wonder then, that almost all traditions and ancient cultures have celebrated the return of the sun. At the same time, this solstice celebration celebrates the dark with the light. The public is welcome at all Unitarian

Community church gets lift With a deep desire to better serve the Comox Valley community, Comox Community Baptist Church recently installed an enclosed, exterior elevator lift. This elevator lift provides ease of direct access to the secondstorey main entrance. The elevator lift will be a safe resource to

persons using a wheelchair, a walker, or persons who find it difficult or stressful to use stairs or the long incline of our wheelchair ramp. The church acknowledges the support of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, who provided a $15,000 grant towards the total cost of the

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We have an amazing selection of affordable one-of-a-kind local handmade arts and gifts! Distinctive pottery and sculptures, beautiful jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets and hair pieces), handmade purses, art cards and paintings in many mediums. Feeling creative? Choose a ceramic piece, paint it and we’ll fire it for you in time for Christmas giving.

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SU SUBLIME FASHION COLLECTION CO ‘wher fashion gets personal… ‘where …the best of the new Season!” Bylyse raincoats in red, purple, dove, cobalt blue, khaki, b black and heather lilac. E Easy care and made for our island weather … the perfect raincoat with style! Tasteful gifts for everyone on your list! OPEN EVERY DAY ‘TIL CHRISTMAS! SUBLIME Fashion Collection Located next to Safeway Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

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Be inspired with these fabulous gift-giving ideas. You will love the charm and magic of the shops and selection while shopping locally in the Comox Valley.

Creating a festive atmosphere Only a few hours left before your guests arrive? Don’t panic. You still have enough time to decorate your home so that you can welcome your visitors into a festive atmosphere that they won’t soon forget. Start by giving some panache to your plants by wrapping the pots with pieces of fabric and tying them with metallic or brightly coloured ribbon. You don’t have any place cards ready? Write the name of each guest on a piece of heavy paper and attach them to small bells or a sprig of evergreen. Don’t forget to add a ribbon for a finishing touch. The pleasure of Christmas begins with the eyes: table napkins tied up with ribbons and a dinner service with a Christmas pattern are a great start. To add a simple touch of magic to your table, apply some adhesive stars to the outside of wine glasses. There’s nothing to prevent you from using Christmas tree decorations elsewhere in the home; try filling a large glass vase with Christmas tree balls for an original centrepiece. Scent in your home can add a real welcoming touch. Orange and spice fragrances are great for warming up the ambiance of a home, so insert about 20 whole cloves into some oranges and place them in a pretty bowl or string them from a ribbon. As the oranges begin to dry, they will release their Christmassy scent throughout your house. Alternately, create your own diffuser by simmering two oranges cut into quarters with three cinnamon sticks, two bay leaves, 125 ml of cloves, and a nutmeg in a litre of water on low heat — what a heavenly scent!

GIVE THE GIFT OF WINNERS! SIMPLY DELICIOUS! OUS!

Gift ideas including furnishings and interior design services Come Celebrate our 30th Birthday sale!

for the Holidays

Your gift package is filled with a selection of delicious Natural Pastures Cheese Company’s award winning cheeses. Custom orders are most welcome or choose from our suggested selection of gifts. For more information or to place an order call or emailil us.

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Voluminous The BIGGER Glass Drying Mat More space for more spotless drying Holds glasses in place Great for vases too! Do away with using a tea towel on your kitchen bench. Voluminous not only looks better, but it works better than a tea towel. Available in eggplant, lime, black and red.

Otter’s Kitchen & Cove 1761A Comox Avenue, Comox 250-339-1153 www.otterskitchencove.com

AT MID ISLAND GIFTS, of West Coast souvenirs & artwork. Our artists & artisans work hard to provide one-of-a-kind items for your home, your friends, & your family. Check back often en as we continually lly add new products cts and artists. We’re open 364 days a year ar from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm.

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LEVEL 10 EUROSPA gift cards are redeemable for any product or service with no expiry date. We have many spa services and packages, hair services and products as well as lots of lotions and potions, jewelry, candles, robes and all things designed to pamper. Purchase a $100 Level 10 gift card before Christmas and we will gift you with a $20 product card! One gift card….so many choices! Level 10 Eurospa #204-1025 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay www.level10eurospa.ca 250-334-0209


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for the Holidays Be inspired with these fabulous gift-giving ideas. You will love the charm and magic of the shops and selection while shopping locally in the Comox Valley.

A POWERFUL COMPUTING PACKAGE

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CORE Glow In The Dark Stones! (by CORE systems)

Light your way naturally using these safe, colourful stones (in either plastic or glass) that glow ALL NIGHT LONG! Use them to create a wonderful, lighted magical pathway either inside or outside OR in fish tanks and potted plants. Give the gardener or kid at heart in your family a gift to use all year round: CORE GLOW STONES! Special pricing for local sales only: $15/bag.

Data transfer sfer and setup are included at no charge for all laptops bought before Dec. 31, 2012. (119.95 value alue)

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Plain plates in a complementary colour should be used on a printed or patterned tablecloth. Inversely, opt for patterned dishes when using a plain cloth, paying careful attention to the colours in your decor. A tip from the professionals: keep your most beautiful plates for the starters and the dessert, as this is when guests tend to linger longest over their food. Setting a table is a little like creating a stage set: it’s primarily a question of taste, inspiration, and imagination. Give free rein to your fantasies and enjoy your meal! One last tip: in order to keep the food hot for longer, think about heating the plates in a warm oven for a few minutes before serving the food.

COMOX VALLEY WHISKEY FEST TICKETS

THE HOME MEDICAL SHOP® making life a little easier with Lift Chairs. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are trained to custom fit each lift chair to your size and individual needs. Recline or stand smoothly and safely with the push of a button. The Home Medical Shop® Delivery and setup in 1070 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay homes is free! No taxes! Courtenay

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The perfect gift for the Scotch lover on your gift list! Let them enjoy sampling over 40 different Whiskeys with fabulous food pairing, a complimentary nosing glass and seminars on Saturday, February 2 from 7pm to 10pm (free ride home in the Comox Valley). Presented by the Comox Rotary Club and the Westerly Hotel with proceeds going to Comox Rotary projects. Event is half sold don’t delay!

Tickets at the Flying Canoe Liquor Store at the Westerly Hotel www.comoxvalleywhiskeyfest.ca

is your one stop shop for all your backyard needs. Our focus is on quality products like fire pits and patio heaters from Jackson Grills and Napoleon Grills plus accessories, hot tubs from Dimension One Spas and Nordic Hot Tubs as well as water care products. Helping you select the best product for your home is what we do in a friendly, comfortable environment providing you West Coast Living at its best! Rainforest Outdoor Living 3-241 Puntledge Road, Courtenay 250-871-7887 www.rainforestoutdoor.ca

MATRIX 20V STARTER KIT Includes a 20V lithium ion drill, drill head, jig/reciprocating head, sanding power tool head, LED work light and soft grip handle . It expands to fit all Matrix power tool heads with a quick connect system.

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THE EVERYONE WELCOME Skate happen this Sunday at the Sports Centre.

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Celebrate the season with Santa at the Comox Valley Regional District’s Everyone Welcome Skate this Sunday at the CVRD’s sports centre. Enjoy games, music and refreshments and wear your favourite Christmas sweater and your helmet to be eligible for a prize. Keepsake photos with Santa on the Zamboni will be offered during the last half of the skate. “This fun and festive event is a great way to spend time with family and friends while being active at the same time,” said the CVRD’s manager of recreation programs, Jennifer Zbinden. “We also offer a lot of other ways to keep fit all winter long, including during the winter break.” The skate runs from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. and regular admission rates apply. For more information on the Santa skate or to download the winter break schedule, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rec. — Comox Valley Regional District

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Used toys cutoff coming Dec. 14 The elves at Santa’s Workshop have been very busy getting gifts ready for the children and families of the Comox Valley. Please note again, the location for this year is 877 Fifth St. in Courtenay. For those people wanting to make arrangements to pick up gifts, please call the workshop at 250897-1994 to make an appointment. Appointments can be made up until Dec. 21. The cutoff date for accepting used

toy donations is Dec 14. New gifts and cash donations will be accepted right up until Dec 21. Grandparents’ day is scheduled for Dec. 19. A huge thank you goes out to all the Comox Valley residents who have so graciously helped out the workshop either through donations of cash, new and used toys or your time. “We couldn’t do it without your generosity!” Santa’s Workshop says in a news release. — Santa’s Workshop

KIDS LOVE SANTA Brian Booth has been a volunteer Santa Claus for the past 16 years. His latest event was the Children’s Christmas Party at the Lewis Centre in Courtenay on Dec. 1. His proud daughter took this photo. PHOTO BY CHARLENE CAMERON

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‘Toughest part is tomorrow’ Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: NDP MLA David Chudnovsky toured downtown Courtenay during his cross-province tour looking at homelessness in communities. Homeless man Gerry Mag was asked what the hardest part about being homeless is. “The toughest part is tomorrow,” he said with welled-up eyes. “You never know what’s going to go on tomorrow.” Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Five-year-old Robbie Thompson was placed back on the heart transplant list at Toronto’s Hospital for

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STANFIELD Sick Children. People of the Comox Valley embraced the Thompson family while they waited 11 months in Toronto for Robbie to get the new heart, then that heart transplant started failing. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: David John Gorton pleaded guilty to the murders of his common-law wife and her four children, aged two to 12, in their Black Creek home. Crown counsel Bob Gillen told B.C. Supreme Court Gorton used an axe to method-

ically murder the family. After hearing the lawyers, Justice David Vickers sentenced Gordon to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Comox Mayor Alicia Burns suggested a referendum to see if Comox residents would want to change the Town’s designation from ‘town’ to ‘city.’ Council had already turned down Burns’ previous suggestion to change Comox’s designation. The province’s benchmark for ‘city’

designation was 5,000 and Comox’s population was 10,000. Burns’ call for a referendum was defeated with only herself in favour. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: The Friends of Strathcona Park crusaded against changes to Strathcona Park, heading down to Victoria to meet with Parks Minister Bruce Strachan. The group was against boundary changes done by cabinet decree and hoped to forestall increased mining in the park.

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DR. STACEY GASTIS, a Comox Valley veterinarian, examines an injured, starving pelican found at Tofino and sent to MARS headquarters in Merville. head is thrown backwards and the fish swallowed; the pouch is also used as an air conditioner in hot weather, the moistened pouch is fluttered cooling down the body temperature. Brown pelicans will also use the white pelican’s mode of fishing which requires the pelicans to beat their wings on the water whilst swimming in a circular formation, herding the fish into shallow water, where they are scooped up from the surface into the pouch. Favourite fish for the pelicans are anchovies, sardines and herring; they are often forced to share their catch with the gulls that will sit atop their heads or even on their backs waiting for a handout. Populations of brown pelicans have fluctuated over the past few decades. They were on the endangered species list mainly due to

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Unitarians oppose mine The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship (CVUF) board passed motions at their December board meeting urging the provincial government to refuse the proposed Raven underground coal mine near Fanny Bay. They also encouraged their fellowship members and friends to express their concerns in writing to elected officials at all levels of government. “We just can’t support something that is so harmful to the environment,” said Arlene Bell, CVUF’s chair. “The possibility for environmental and social damage is just too great of a risk, and it far outweighs

DUCHESS OF DIRT Leslie Cox leaves gardeners with her best season’s greetings. PHOTO BY JOHN COX

A gardener’s Christmas poem T’was the night before Christmas and all round the yard Most plants are sleeping like Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’ The beds are all mulched, piled high with old leaves Protecting such gifts as my mom’s ‘Brazen Hussy’ Our roses are staked, their rambling branches secured Against fierce winter storms the better endured Rhodos and pieris lend green delight to the scene But wet snow on branches, jump quick you must clean Our clematis are tied to their trellises with care As those fierce winds will likely not spare Many clematis are not yet ready to prune Until four, maybe five, months this side of June The pond is winterized, pump removed and stored But the waterfall repair is still on The List to be scored Our two fish, Larry and Curly, will miss buddy Moe Who sadly was dinner for a Great Blue Heron foe No bird bath this season for our fine feathered friends It is a cherished gift from our two-legged friends Reason enough to put it away lest it freeze A crack would ruin, not to be replaced with great ease No beans, no peas left in the veg garden this season The bed covered with clear plastic for very good reason And come March we will sow seeds in the ground Warmed by plastic for earlier harvest abound Tomatoes, green and red, were plucked by our grandson and me The greenhouse emptied for storing plants not meant to freeze Dylan weighed them all before we packed the

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LESLIE COX green ones away In beer flats under newspaper to slowly ripen one day The fruit trees have been barren of fruit a while now Pears, apples picked and processed...many of you know how For the first time I made Spiced Pear Butter this year Using an old food mill from my granny most dear The porch railing is festooned in its garland of green Gaily wrapped with red lights, Christmas colours supreme Our brightly lit villages are set up with train circling round It’s not just for grandkids

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any possible economic benefits.” The CVUF board passed the motions in response to concerns from the fellowship that the mine contravenes the principles of Unitarians including “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship is part of a worldwide liberal religious community and a member of the Canadian Unitarian Council. For more information, visit www. cvuf.ca or call 250-890-9262. — Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

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Two books on gardening will give us winter delight ‘Til spring comes knocking and the time change in light Seeds for the veggie garden, a wheel for the barrow How I wish I could play in the garden tomorrow

Decked out in his red suit complete with white trim He looked exactly as I had always imagined of him There was that twinkle in his eye as he reached in his bag To leave presents for two gardeners including plant tags

St. Nick was finished with us, time to move on next door The night was waning and so many houses more He winked and exclaimed, as in his sleigh he stood tall “A very Merry Christmas and Happy Gardening to all!”

Everything on our Wish List from new rake to new boots Warm gloves for wet springs, lots of pots for new shoots Shiny new pruners for John...he is the master

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ADAM, AMANDA AND Dan, from Comox, share a copy of the Record with Diego, an employee of the Riu Lupita resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

DULCIE ROGERS REMEMBERED to take the Record with her to the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. to watch Million Dollar Quartet.

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

WHILE ON AN Australian cruise, Ron and Ann Thacker spent a day in Hobart, Tasmania and took the Record to visit the kangaroos at the Tasmanian Devils Wildlife Park.

RON AND CAROLE Gibson of Comox, with the Record, on their recent trip to The Big Island of Hawaii posing with Dave and Becky, and Lee and Marlee, formerly of Becky’s Bakery on Anderton now residing in Pahoa Hawaii, at their new Tin Shack Bakery.

THE COMOX VALLEY RECORD was part of a milestone 70th birthday celebration for Donna Messer (far right) in November when (from left) Debra Eagle, Maueen Larsen, Carrie Dumont and Janice Wright accompanied her to an Eagles concert at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

RACHEL AND ERIC just returned from a Celebrity Cruise on the Solstice from Barcelona, Spain to Singapore, where they took the Comox Valley Record along. Here they stopped to tour the Pyramids at Giza, just outside Cairo, Egypt.


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Save $500 tax free As of next year, Canadians will be able to save an extra $500 in their tax-free savings accounts. The Conservative government has made the announcement, raising the TFSA contribution cap to $5,500 from $5,000 as of 2013. The savings vehicles are popular with Canadians because any investment gains made are not taxed. “Many younger clients, those under the age of 45, do not have TFSAs because they are too busy trying to pay down their mortgage and save for retirement, as well as their MANDY BAKER children’s’ education,” says Mandy Baker, wealth builder for women and young professional families. The story is different among the 45- to 65-year-old crowd, where TFSAs should be a core part of long-term financial planning. “You should be maximizing these, alongside your RRSPs, because pensions are hard to find these days and are nowhere near what they need to be for retirement savings,” Baker said. When the TFSA was introduced in 2009, government said it would increase the original $5,000 limit in $500 increments tied to inflation. The federal Conservatives had at one point proposed to double the TFSA contribution limit to $10,000 once the deficit was eliminated. But Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s most recent fall economic forecast pushed back Ottawa’s timeline for erasing the federal deficit until 2016-2017. “While $500 extra savings in one year will not be a material amount when it comes to short-term savings for most Canadians, this will ensure that the TFSA limit will keep up with inflation and will make an impact on the overall amount saved on a long-term basis,” Baker said. For further information contact Baker of Investors Group Financial Services at 250338-7811 or mandy.baker@investorsgroup. com.

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Elevator pitch conveys passion, excitement With all the networking opportunities that take place at this time of the year it seemed appropriate to write about a communications tool that you should have readily available … your elevator pitch. The term “elevator pitch” comes from big city opportunities where chance encounters in elevators gives you about 30 to 90 seconds to deliver a summary of your business to a potential customer. Learning how to speak succinctly about your business is one of the most important things that every businessperson should develop. Yet there are many who pay little attention to the impact this skill can have on

their business. Elevator pitches are not an exercise in memorization. They are something that should be able to convey the passion and excitement you have for your business, and how what you do can help the person you are speaking to. When they are delivered they should be presented in a manner that is conversational and not some monotone speech that sounds like something you had to memorize in elementary school. Developing an elevator pitch revolves around answering a few questions. However the key is that they must be answered within a very short time frame. This means that every

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tise in the areas of … ) 3. Who do you do it for? (For any company or organization …) 4. Why do you do it? (So that they can focus on … ) 5) What is different about you? (Unlike some other companies I can take an integrated approach to …) There are a few questions that you can add at the conclusion of your pitch but you are not the one who will answer them. They are … “How does your company deal with marketing and communications?” and finally, “How can I help you?” This may sound very simple but the hardest part is getting it down to the point where your answers can be given

in 90 seconds or less. It requires a lot of editing so that your message can be clearly understood and generate interest. Another important aspect of its development is to rehearse your pitch in front of family, friends and associates. Once you have perfected your pitch it should be able to explain what you do, communicate your unique selling proposition, engage your audience with a question and above all make them want to find out more about what you can do for them. Joe Smith is a communications consultant and an accomplished fine artist. He can be reached via e-mail at joesmith@ shaw.ca.

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MNP Welcomes Tyce Carle-Thiesson.

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Put that in your pipe Former NDP leadership candidate Dana Larsen appears to have a thoughtful, well-considered plan to force the powers-that-be to reconsider their stance on marijuana. It is matched by his rationale as to why this potential policy shift is a good idea. Let’s hope these two simple facts can coincide in such a way that we can finally get one of our country’s more ridiculous laws off the books. Legal marijuana is not a panacea for all that ails our society. It is not going to cure cancer, halt global warming or make us all just get along. But making it legal is not going to cause life in the valley to come to a screeching — or better make that shambling — halt either. In fact, legalized pot will probably have very little impact on life in the valley at all — unless of course you talk about the money pulled out of the underground economy and injected into the legitimate economy, the tax revenue generated to fund local public services, the police and court resources freed to target things that really threaten public safety and the emancipation of ordinary people made criminals by a simple desire to make their heads feel funny. There is nothing particularly amazing, nor threatening about pot. It is a weed that some people smoke because they like the way it makes them feel. It can make you say and do stupid things. And if you imbibe too frequently it can lead to health and/or personal problems. In many ways, it is reminiscent of french fries or automobiles. Why we invest so much time and money in an ineffectual effort to stamp out its use is beyond ridiculous. We’ve got more important fish to fry. Let’s stop denying society’s unhealthy desire for this plant. Let’s stop fighting it and let’s start using it. The benefits of that policy clearly outweigh the costs. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Record Question of the Week This week: Fifty-seven per cent of respondents said they like the location for the new Comox Valley hospital. Next week: Have you or will you donate to a charity during the Christmas season? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Meaghan Me Cursons has done a masterful job of augmenting existing events in downtown Courtenay and marketing it skillfully as WinterFest.

Domestic violence continues in the Comox Valley, B.C. and Canada. As long as men continue to be violent toward women, we will need the annual Dec. 6 reminder.

Natural beauty being destroyed have given us reports.” Dear editor, It is the public you were Re: Three councillors support elected to support. Staff makes public over entrance to Comox. recommendations and you repreCouns. Patti Fletcher, Barbara sent the interests of the citizens Price and Hugh MacKinnon are of Comox. to be applauded for The speakers at the listening and caring for public meeting were not the citizens of Comox. just talking, they were Their compassion and well-informed, wellsensitivity to public conresearched and spoke cerns over the entrance clearly on their opposito our town is very tion to the proposal. much appreciated. Mayor Paul Ives Patti Fletcher elonoted when he looked at quently stated, “It didn’t the drawings and heard take long to recognize PATTI FLETCHER about this development how important the trees he believed it was going to be a and Comox hill are for the comsuitable use of the property. “To munity, and I don’t think we go back and ask the developer near heard the full story at the public hearing. I think our entire to reconfigure it, I don’t think community values that hill — it’s would achieve what we’re trying to do with the (official commuour front door.” nity plan).” An upset builder appears to be a greater concern for Ken Grant. He commented, “When we get a developer that comes into town and he complies with our OCP and he goes through all the professional reports ... I Dear editor, think there’s a deal that we have Another sad decision by to look at as a council and say, Comox council, which again ‘Boy, we put the guy through the has managed to do whatever wringer.’” the developers want with scant What about the wringer such regard for the overall good of the developers are putting the public town. through? This is the second time in In this example, the natural recent months that I have heard beauty of our town entrance will the “threat” that developers be destroyed. This project didn’t don’t need to consult with councomply with our OCP. Council cil about cutting trees and they modified it to meet the builder’s needs. The Church Street corridor and Comox town entrance are both examples where developers Dear editor, have had Comox council change The letters about the worst the OCP to maximize their profpossible location for the new hosits. Both of these projects significantly erode the attractiveness of pital just keep comin’ — but to no avail. Comox. I for one would like to know Tom Grant states, “We do listen to the people when they come the locations of all lands considered, with all the pros and cons. to talk at the public hearing, but Is it too late to hold a referenwe also have to take into considdum with this information and eration all the other things such let the people who will be using as staff reports and the profesthe hospital decide its location? sionals that have been hired and

I am wondering who is the “we” the mayor is referring to in this statement. There is no community in the plan when four people can change it at the request of an outside developer. When the citizens are divided on an issue of public interest, the council is faced with a decision that will upset some of the citizenry they represent. When an elected council is faced with a decision between an entrepreneur and the public at large, the choice should be obvious. The zeal with which a few members of council and staff stand behind developers over public interest is disgraceful. Despite all common sense, it is now up to a builder to establish what “Welcome to Comox” will look like. Don Andersen, Comox

Another sad decision can clear cut if they so desire, so don’t push back. If the Town of Comox does not have a bylaw that deals with the cutting of trees, maybe we need to have one. Enough of this. Stand up to the developers and retain control of our town. Stop being pushed around. Peter Wilson, Comox

Keep those letters coming If the majority of voters are not in agreement with the current idiotic location of the hospital, then we will have to make our voices heard in the next election. Vote them all out of office, at all levels of government. And, please keep the letters coming, let’s get everyone on board who has a problem with the selected site. L.J. Jarvis, Courtenay


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Tips for‘journey back to yourself’ CHUM AND CHAMP should be separated, writes reader M.S. Hawes, who says her daughter had a similar problem.

Separating dogs might be answer Dear editor, There is really only one viable solution to the Chum and Champ problem. That is to separate the two dogs. Having read most of the articles about this issue, I am surprised that no one has apparently even thought about it. These two dogs have obviously developed a “pack” mentality. So long as they are kept together they are going to continue to behave in this manner. My daughter had the very same problem. She had purchased two shepherd cross seven-month-old pups from a breeder. They terrorized the neighbourhood, barking constantly, chasing other animals, trying to get through the fence separating them from the next door family’s pets and generally being a problem. When the City threatened to take them away, she solved the problem by giving the female dog to a friend who lived in another city. Both dogs became trainable and are now valued and loved pets. As I see it, the solution is to let the one dog go to Mr. White and return the other one to the breeder in Saskatchewan, thus breaking up the “pack” permanently. To those who will no doubt say that it would be cruel to separate these two who have always been together, I say it is a heck of a lot better than killing them! M.S. Hawes, Courtenay

End‘languishing’ of couple of dogs Dear editor, Chum and Champ spent nine months held in separate cages at the SPCA before being granted a temporary reprieve for a month before the Dec. 16 court date. Edith Manseau, one of the dogs’ owners, went into hospital the day before the dogs were released and died a few days later without having seen her dogs since their seizure. Because of legal costs, Jacques Manseau, had to go back to work out of town. Chum and Champ were, with permission from the CVRD, moved to the house of friends. They were dutifully returned to the CVRD the day before the court session — a traumatic event for the dogs. The court decision was delayed yet another month. The CVRD’s manager of bylaw complaints objected to the dogs being again released to the couple that had housed them on a permanent basis, apparently concerned that the yard was too small and that the couple, over 70 years old, were too old. As of Dec. 11, the dogs were again languishing in separate cages at the SPCA. Those who know and love dogs know that such prolonged incarceration is cruel. Pat Newson, Comox Editor’s note: The Comox Valley Regional District has approved the release of Chum and Champ to a temporary home in Comox.

Dear editor, I am being asked the question from my previous letter to the editor (Record, Nov. 21) on recovering from post-traumatic stress: “What can I aim for in my everyday life to relieve the symptoms of PTSD or to help the one I love suffering from it.” The answer so often lies in the cause. It was my last day in Angola. Along with 150 others, I had contracted yellow jaundice and was about to be flown out. I had not eaten for two weeks, not drank liquids for days, I had lost 45 pounds and my body was starting to go into convulsions. The past six months of fighting was like a dream that I was waking from; and I was about to be sucked into a deeper, longer sleep. I was lying in a sunny hollow, too weak and too oblivious to move into the cool shade of the thick surrounding bush. The deadly, guttural growl of approaching MiG fighter jets had become a very familiar sound and a freshly

dug foxhole was as necessary as a will to live. The latter, though, I seemed to have freed myself of. It was only seconds later that a low flying MiG crept over my small view of a diminishing life. Being one of the fastest fighter jets in the world, MiGs do not creep; however, it seemed as though my time had finally unwound and everything was slowing to a halt. As everyone else scurried to their foxholes I gazed up at the pilot who was sketched on my final scene. I awaited the inevitable blast with unperturbed anticipation. I had finally realized the dream and was now happy to wake at will. The resultant sense of peace was unlike any that I had ever experienced. As I let go of resistance to death I also ironically let go of the resistance to life. I had surrendered and immersed myself fully into the present moment. This realization only came years later and is the answer to the ques-

tion. If you need a bearing on your journey back to yourself, let it be the present moment. Try to be present in everything that you do and try to feel more. The defence mechanism in which you are locked will try to keep you from the seemingly vulnerable state of feeling and in the ‘controlled’ state of logic. There is a joyful, innocence that, according to logic based on past events, needs to be protected; but this suit of armour will only keep you trapped in post-traumatic stress. It is not the people and events in your life that you are irritated and angry with but at yourself, at not being able to join them. Awareness is the first and biggest step. If it is the person that you love that is suffering try to be present for them. You can act as a

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the potholes of despair, but it is taking you home. And you will arrive back where you started to view the present moment through loving, wiser eyes. Practices like yoga and meditation act as vehicles to usher you along the path; but remember, even if you choose to travel alone, the journey only ends after the first step is taken. Gary Fort, Comox Valley

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Pedestrians must take care to be safe after dark My life is usually mostly rural in character, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been visiting Surrey this week as both a driver and a pedestrian. Given the spate of vehicle/pedestrian collisions in the news lately, it has been interesting to consider how they happen in light of my unusual surroundings. I think that a large component of the problem is haste with drivers and lack of attention by pedestrians. Here, it seems, everyone is in a hurry. Travel is more often than not done at speeds in excess of the limit and stops are either not done at all or done because one is forced to. Beat the lights, make that turn, get there

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Kathy and Bill Windram were beaming as they accepted their prize travel package from Steve Elman co-owner of Janâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travel and Cruise Centre. The prize package includes return airfare from Vancouver to Vegas and 4 nightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; accommodation. Kathy grinned saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable and the best Christmas present! This really tops any prize I have ever won in the past.â&#x20AC;? The contest was spearheaded by the Comox BIA and made possible with sponsorship of Janâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travel & Cruise Centre and the Comox Valley Record. Elman said â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were pleased to be part of a campaign to increase visitation to businesses in downtown Comox.â&#x20AC;? He looks forward to planning out the details of the trip with the Windrams. Kathyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was drawn from thousands of entries in the contest that ran for three weeks in Downtown Comox. Fifteen businesses of the Comox BIA (Comox By the Sea) participated and given the number of entries, there was a lot of interest generated. For more information on Comox By the Sea visit www.comoxbythesea.com. This contest was sponsored by Comox BIA, Janâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travel & Cruise Centre and the Comox Valley Record

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Winter Wonderland arrives as WinterFest rolls on Many activities set for Friday through Sunday in downtown Courtenay All week long we gaze up at the mountains at a beautiful white blanket of snow — but this weekend you can head to downtown Courtenay for a fun-filled snow day, complete with all sorts of entertainment. Turn your thoughts to winter wonder and all the special things about the snowy season. From ice fairies and snow queens to skiing and skating — this weekend is all about the best parts of winter! This Saturday you can come downtown with the kids and play in the white stuff. Emcon Services Inc is helping us all to get into the snowy spirit by bringing down some snow from the mountain. Make sure you bring your mittens and stop by and build a snow sculpture. Kids can get their faces painted for free and become a winter fairy or other magical winter creature. Mount Washington Alpine Resort is joining in the fun, too. If you bring a donation for the food bank between 11 and 3 on Saturday to the lot at Fifth and England, you can enter to win lift passes for Mount Washington and all kinds of cool swag. Stop by the WinterFest Hub at Fifth and England for some free, fun and eco-friendly arts and crafts activities with Kevin Flesher and the Comox Valley Regional District. Or explore the magical side of Winter Wonderland at A Fairy Christmas at the Courtenay Library with local songwriter, performer, and fairy

advocate Mary Murphy on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winter Wonderland is the theme for shoppers, too! While you’re downtown you can find the perfect ‘winter magic’ gifts for a loved one — from warm hats and mitts, cozy robes, candles and delicious teas to fuzzy slippers and a great book to curl up with in front of the fire. Friday, Dec. 14 Jilli Martini and Doug Biggs busk for charity at Zocalo, noon2. Forbidden Jazz at Zocalo, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 Comox Valley Farmers Market, 9-noon. Snow Day! Facepainting, snow sculptures and food bank drive, 11-3 at Fifth and England. Winter Wonderlandinspired eco craft activities with Kevin Flesher and the

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Decorate for Christmas with the kids EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD BOOK Gift giving is easy at Laughing Oyster Bookshop where we can help you find just the right book for everyone on your list. We also have a great selection of 2013 calendars and date books. Or how about a Laughing Oyster gift certificate for those stockings!

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Annual benefit assisting shelters Friends and music lovers from across the Comox Valley are warmly invited to head out to Cumberland for the annual musical fundraiser for local emergency shelters — Lilli House/Comox Valley Women’s Transition Society and the Salvation Army shelter. Come and be part of a special evening this Friday at the Waverley Hotel when friends old and new play music from 8 p.m. till closing tab, all in the spirit of

helping those most in need at Christmas. This annual event is a grassroots effort of local musicians who come together each December to make a difference in our community. Musicians know this better than many — the Christmas season isn’t merry for everyone. Many who struggle with mental health, addictions, poverty, family disconnect and insecure housing suffer

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THE YOUNG GUARDS Yoo (Molly Bryan), Hym (Mackye White) and Hoo (Zach Wood), Fingers (Aidan Passingham) and a town citizen (Mike White) can all be seen in the hilarious CLT pantomime The Magic Tinderbox. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY

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The presents are unwrapped and the big holiday dinner eaten. There’s no school; many folks have a break from work, too. Now the company from out of town is wondering what to do. But never fear, Courtenay Little Theatre’s panto is here! Celebrating their 10th anniversary of pantomime in the Valley, Courtenay Little Theatre offers familyfriendly fun entertainment for all ages over the holiday season. And this is the one

time when audience members are encouraged to join the act by cheering and jeering and by shouting warnings and advice. The Valley’s own award-winning amateur theatre company presents The Magic Tinderbox at the Sid Williams Theatre Dec. 26 through 31 with a special party on New Year’s Eve. “It’s multi-generational entertainment that has become a Valley tradition,” says director Alana Gowdy. “And there’s nothing terribly scary so it’s suitable for all ages.” Gowdy notes that

pantos have a long history and were used as a way to lift the spirits in prisoner of war camps all over the world during the Second World War. “I think part of the fun is that there’s always a dame — a man that plays the part of a woman,” she says. “And The Magic Tinderbox is extra special because it has two dames.” See TWO, B7

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Friday, Dec. 14 JILLI MARTINI and DOUG BIGGS busk for charity at Zocalo Café, noon to 2. FORBIDDEN JAZZ TRIO at Zocalo Café, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. FMI: 250-331-0933, www.zocalo. ca. MARY MURPHY, JILLI MARTINI, BLAINE DUNAWAY, CORWIN FOX, HELEN AUSTIN, PAMELA TESSMANN and others perform in benefit concert for Lilli House/ Comox Valley Women’s Transition Society and the Salvation Army shelter, 8 p.m. Waverley Hotel. No cover charge — share what you can.

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ART ALCHEMY features work Jablonski-Jones, 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. 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. Members’ Fundraiser Show & Sale until Jan 27. FMI: www.pearlellisgallery.com or Facebook. POTTERS PLACE presents work by Charlotte Schaufelbuhl and special guest artist Jeff Brett in December, 180B Fifth St. Courtenay. FMI: 250334-4613 or www.thepottersplace.ca. SERIOUS COFFEE showing photos of Christina Nienaber-Roberts and Keith Roberts in December. 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.

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JOIN US FOR OUR LAST WEEKEND OF CHRISTMAS EVENTS SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 ~ Santa in the Lodge 1-4pm Bring the little ones for photos with Santa. Evergreen Choristers will entertain with carols and there will be a reading of a favourite seasonal book. Donations to the Food Bank gratefully accepted. Cranberry Mama in the gift shop with all things cranberry … jams, jellies, sauces and more. Lodge Tours also available Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm

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MARY MURPHY presents A Fairy Christmas at Courtenay Library, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. NORTH ISLAND CHORAL SOCIETY presents singalong Messiah, St. George’s United Church, 1:30 p.m. FMI: northislandchoral.wordpress.com. ANNIE BECKER at Union Street Grotto, 3 to 5 p.m. CHARLIE SQUIRES, BOBBY HERRON, ANDREW GOWER AND MILO YAKIBCHUK busk for charity throughout the day in downtown Courtenay. ALAN JOSSUL and LESLIE EATON busk for MS Society in downtown Courtenay, 3:15 p.m. BLACK SWAN FIDDLERS at Zocalo Café, 7 p.m. WIL at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are

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Sunday, Dec. 16 B3 KINGS at Elks’ Club, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City in Courtenay and Videos N More in Comox. FMI: www. georgiastraightjazz.com. CELEBRATION SINGERS in Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m., St. George’s United Church. Tickets at House of Colour in Courtenay, Blue Heron Books in Comox or from any choir member. DOUG COX and SAME HURRIE at Cumberland Hotel. No cover charge. FMI: 250-3368844. COURTENAY SENIOR PLAYERS present A Christmas Carol, 2 p.m. in d’Esterre ballroom at 1801 Beaufort Ave. in Comox. Free.

Monday, Dec. 17 CELEBRATION SINGERS in Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m., St. George’s United Church. Tickets at House of Colour in Courtenay, Blue Heron Books in Comox or from any choir member.

Friday, Dec. 21 KNUF FUNK and DISTRIBUTORS at Mex Pub, 9:30 p.m. Tickets by e-mailing sharijakubiec@gmail.com or at door.

Saturday, Dec. 22 RIALTO THEATRE shows Nutcracker, 10 a.m. FMI: 250338-5502.

Wednesday, Dec. 26 COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents Magic Tinderbox pantomime, Sid Williams Theatre, 2 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office or by phoning 250-338-2430, ext. 1.

Thursday, Dec. 27 COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents Magic Tinderbox pantomime, Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office or by phoning 250338-2430, ext. 1.

Friday, Dec. 28 COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents Magic Tinderbox pantomime, Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office or by phoning 250338-2430, ext. 1.

Saturday, Dec. 29 COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents Magic Tinderbox pantomime, Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office or by phoning 250338-2430, ext. 1.

Sunday, Dec. 30 COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents Magic Tinderbox pantomime, Sid Williams Theatre, 2 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office or by phoning 250-338-2430, ext. 1.

Monday, Jan. 31 COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents Magic Tinderbox pantomime, Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office or by phoning 250338-2430, ext. 1.

Saturday, Jan. 12 ERICA SIGURDSON, 7:30 p.m., Sid Williams Theatre.

Sunday, Jan. 13 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY file series, Rialto Theatre, 5 p.m. FMI: www. comoxvalleyartgallery.com or 250-338-6211.

Saturday, Jan. 19 GREASE SINGALONG at Sid Williams Theatre, 7 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams or at info@sidwilliamstheatre. com.


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Two dames, man with no brain all part of panto Continued from B6

According to Gowdy, the story revolves around a “vaguely villainous” wicked dame who’s after a magic tinderbox. But the only person who can obtain it is “a man with no brain.” So the wicked dame sets out to find such a man and persuade him to help her get what she wants. The cast of 30 includes villagers, a wimpy king, a wishgranting dog, a princess and much more. “Thirty people is a full stage at the Sid,” says Gowdy. “We put them on different levels so it really works well.” Gowdy, who designed the set, wanted something that would provide an elegant background. Written by Peter Bond, the panto is loosely based on an original story by Hans Christian Andersen and takes place in the 18th century. “It’s not a medieval horror like some of the Brothers Grimm stories,” explains Gowdy. “It’s more of a Jane Austen-type setting.” Adding to the ambience are period costumes created under the direction of Gail Limber and her hardworking team. The story takes place in an imaginary Copenhagen but, like all pantos, will include references to local places, people and events. The production also includes special lighting effects by the Sid’s technical director, Patrick Emry. The cast ranges in age from under 10 to well over 70. “It’s really fun to watch everyone work, laugh and get weary together,” says Gowdy. “They create funny moments for themselves. “And I’ve been fortunate to have people with so many talents to draw on. For example, there are some really good singers and one of the children is an excellent gymnast.” Gowdy acknowledges the huge com-

mitment made by all involved to devote so much time to a project during the buildup to and throughout the holiday season. “That’s especially true for the children as they have so many opportunities to participate in the arts here.” Matinee performances of The Magic Tinderbox take place at the Sid Dec. 26 and 30 at 2 p.m. with evening performances on Dec. 27, 28, 29 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee tickets are $15 while all evening performances except Dec. 31 are $18. For $20 the New Year’s Eve performance includes balloons, noise-makers and great merriment during the countdown to an imaginary midnight. Tickets are available at the theatre Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by phoning 250-338-2430 ext. 1. Paula Wild is a published author and regular contributor to the Comox Valley Record’s arts and entertainment section.

THE KING (ROGER Goodman) and Queen Frederica (Michelle Sinclair) meet Mrs. Duckling (Derek MacDonell) as the Lord Chamberlain (Neil Buchan) looks on during the Courtenay Little Theatre production of the Magic Tinderbox. The White family (at right), Mike and wife Karae, with children Mackye and Jayden, are all performing in the delightfully funny production, which begins its sixday run at the Sid Williams Theatre on Dec. 26. PHOTOS BY TERRY PENNEY

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Film series coming If you’d like to see some of the newest and best films from the Toronto International Film Festival, don’t miss out on the Comox Valley Art Gallery / TIFF-Film Circuit Winter Film Series. Passes for the sixfilm series are available at the CVAG gift shop at 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay and Videos N More at 264 Anderton Rd. in Comox. Individual tickets will be $12 each for CVAG members, $13 for nonmembers and will go on sale once the film titles have been confirmed. The film dates are Jan. 13 and 27, Feb. 10 and 24, March 10 and 24. Films are shown on Sundays at 5 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre at the Driftwood Mall and are fundraisers for the Comox Valley Art Gallery. Film passes make great Christmas presents. What is the TIFF Film Circuit? Founded in 1989, Film Circuit is TIFF’s successful film outreach program, bringing the best of Canadian and international films to communities across the country. Film Circuit encompasses over 180 groups in over 160 communities across Canada and provides filmgoers an opportunity to see films that may not otherwise be available in their region. For updates and more information on the film selections, visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250338-6211. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

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Christmas play at Comox church Carol sing, seasonal goodies, fellowship also included One of the joys of the Christmas season is gathering together for long held traditions. Three of these traditions will be taking place at St. Peter’s Church in Comox this Sunday at 2 p.m. First, there will be a Christmas play. Staged by the Senior Sunday School Class with the aid of many other children, A Christmas to Believe In explores the thoughts of a young teen who struggles to believe the Christmas story. This

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pageant will include all the characters you would expect to see — a babe in the manger, Mary and Joseph, angels, shepherds and Wise Man. Second, there will be a carol sing. Before, during and after the play, you will have the opportunity to join in singing many of your

favourite carols. Finally, you will be welcomed to a tea in the parish hall following the carol sing. Here you will be served seasonal goodies and warm fellowship. Come and join us for some of the hope and joy of the Christmas season. There is no charge for this event

at St. Peter’s Church in Comox at 218 Church St. For more information, call 250-339-6416. — St. Peter’s Church

Steve Williamson Photography is now on show in the Comox Centre Mall until December 24th. Stop by to see the display or to get your superb limited edition prints, art cards and personal signed copies of the book ‘Encounters!’ Visit www.stevewphotography.ca to see more.

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Puzzling… Fun by the Numbers: Here’s how it works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLES

MOVING TENPINS ACROSS 1 Hot dog topping 7 A, in Athens 12 Vegetable in a pod 15 Waitress on “Alice” 18 A little faster than largo 19 Cuba’s Castro 20 Filled with exalting emotion 23 Table tennis bouncer 25 Overflow mess 26 Like printing-press smudges 27 — -i-noor (big diamond) 28 Backbone 30 Calendar box 31 Some glowing rings 33 Santa — (hot California winds) 34 Actor Roger 35 Violated 39 Tubular pasta 40 — cum laude 43 General — chicken (Chinese dish) 44 Post-waking comment 46 Police logs 50 Piano pieces nicknamed “Winter Wind” and “Butterfly,” e.g. 56 Dip — in the water 57 Octa- + two 59 Korbut of gymnastics 60 Furniture hardwood 61 Sominex or Nytol tablet 66 Toon Boop 67 Inferior mark 69 “Cincinnati” has three 70 Acey- — (great, in slang) 71 Home of the Dream Team 73 Road curve 74 Smart — (wiseacre) 76 Miserly sort 79 Elevated 80 Worker welfare agcy. 82 Sprite or Tab 83 The Stooges, e.g. 86 Judge’s explanation 91 From Canada, say 93 “Pay — mind” 94 Hard-boiled crime genre 96 Systems 97 Jail rooms 100 Conifers widely grown as houseplants

106 Et — (plus more) 107 Taj Mahal’s town 108 Welles of film 109 Hearing thing 112 1986 Molly Ringwald film 117 Medium’s gift 118 Rod on a car 119 Interstate pull-off point 120 Joyrode, e.g. 123 Loan accrual 124 Came to light 125 Narcotic painkiller 126 The Great Lakes’ — Canals 127 Enhaloed Fr. woman 128 Uninebriated 129 Confer (on) DOWN 1 Speedy 2 Minneapolis suburb 3 Tall and lean 4 Rocker Pop 5 Little drink 6 Connect, as peripherals 7 Kabul native 8 Ad- — (improvise) 9 Palm Pilots and Droids 10 “SOS!” 11 “That is — ask” 12 Italian sculptor Andrea 13 Boarding a jet 14 Nike rival 15 Wives, in Germany 16 Errand runners 17 Danish seaport 21 Mideast gp. 22 Infamy 24 Relative of “me neither” 29 Brief slumber 31 “I — your disposal” 32 Cpl.’s boss 35 Giant in chips 36 PC “oops” key 37 “I’m an idiot!” 38 GI’s hangout 39 With 85-Down, elaborate hoaxes 40 Yuppie deg. 41 Elev. 42 Big zero 45 “Call — taxi” 47 Perfect site 48 Iron-pumping count 49 Zool. or geol. 51 Coral creatures 52 Chicago loc. 53 Dissuaded 54 Downs food 55 “The — the limit” 58 Of Peru’s peaks

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GLORIA BLADE, WOLFGANG Hoefgen, Isabelle Petch and Keith McElwain (from left) are some of the Comox Valley Horticultural Society members who support the growth and maintenance of a special garden area at Glacier View Lodge. The society donated $750 this month to the garden.

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COURTENAY KIWANIANS (L-R) Wendy Harris, Regina Land, Helen Boyd and Nicole Arsenault present Helen Boyd with a $500 cheque for the Comox Bay Care Society whose goals are to insure that clients are given the opportunity to have their basic needs met and live in dignity in the Comox Valley.

ommunity C ervice S What is your group up to?

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

TIM HORTONS RAISED $5,504.00 through their Smile Cookie Campaign for the Comox Valley Boys and Girls Club. From left: Stephen Caissie - Tim Hortons, Tracy Caissie - Tim Hortons, Michelle Carty - Boys and Girls Club, Robin Smart - Boys and Girls Club, Sophie Simard - Boys and Girls Club, Courtnea Ledger - Boys and Girls Club and Jennie Brocklehurst.

MERV KRISTOFF OF Scouts Canada’s Camp Gilwell, accepts a cheque for $1,200 from Cumberland Rotary president Rob Neal at the club’s October meeting to help fund the renovations taking place at the camp.

PLANET KIDS DONATED 20 bears for the Comox Valley Boys and Girls Club’s 11th annual Odlum Brown Gingerbread Village with Bears. The event runs until Dec. 16 in the lobby at Crown Isle.


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Run clinic a good start toward active lifestyle The 10-week clinic is geared for people of all fitness levels

YOUNG AND OLD alike will benefit from the Learn to Run Clinic and enjoy the 5K fun run where they can put what have learned to good use. PHOTO BY SLIPSTREAM IMAGES

Although the holiday season is just getting started, it’s not too early to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. If committing to a healthy and active lifestyle is part of your vision for yourself in 2013, the Comox Valley Road Runners can help. The annual Learn to Run Clinic has helped hundreds of people improve fitness and establish a simple, affordable fitness routine based on running or walking. The 2013 clinic, which begins Jan. 19, is a fun, 10-week clinic geared to people of all fitness levels, from couch potato to novice runner to the lapsed runner who wants to get back on track. Held at 9 a.m. every Saturday, each session includes a guest speaker on topics such as nutrition, motivation, and injury prevention. After the presentation participants break into pace groups based on current fitness levels and personal goals, and will go

for a 30-minute run, walk, or walk/run. The clinic is once again coordinated by Leslie Dargie and a host of veteran runners who provide encouragement and

Our hope is that ❝ participants will all become happy runners and walkers, and that they’ll adopt fitness and a healthy lifestyle for life. No matter what level of fitness people start the clinic with, they invariably end it with an enormous sense of accomplishment.

Leslie Dargie support. “Back in 1999 I decided I was getting old and soft,” Dargie says. “My husband and sons had been running for a couple of years already, thanks to the CVRR clinic, and I felt it was a good time for me to begin my running career. I convinced my daughter to do it with me and the

rest, as they say, is history.” Since that tentative start, Dargie has gone on to run ultramarathons and has led the annual clinic several times. The clinic culminates in a 5K Fun Run on March 16, which gives participants a chance to “go the distance” and also serves as a graduation ceremony to wrap up the clinic. To register, contact Courtenay Recreation or drop by the Lewis Centre. Registration forms are also available at Extreme Runners and can be submitted there as well. The cost is $45, increasing to $50 on Jan. 1, 2013. The registration fee includes the clinic manual and running log, a technical T-shirt, coaching and support, and the camaraderie of others challenging themselves in a similar way. “Our hope is that participants will all become happy runners and walkers,” Dargie says, “and that they’ll adopt fitness and a healthy lifestyle for life. No matter what level of fitness people start the clinic with, they invariably end it with an enormous sense of accomplishment.” – Comox Valley Road Runners

Glacier Kings making moves, Storm staying put Earle Couper Record Staff

There’s been seldom a dull moment in the North Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League this season. While the Comox Valley Glacier Kings have been announcing player moves at a rapid pace, the Camp-

bell River Storm have announced that they are not moving – at least not this year. The latest transaction update on the Glacier Kings’ website includes the following: Acquired: F Tyson Rennie (Campbell River), F Andrew White (Saanich Braves), Max Crawford (Campbell

River). Signed/Call Up: G Bryce DiRocco (Port Alberni Midget Rep). Moved: F Jordan Kamprath (Campbell River), F Adam Robertson (Kerry Park Islanders), G Josh Round (Peninsula Panthers). Signed Affiliated Players: F Brandon Tutte (North Island Silvertips BCMML) F Declan Garood (Comox Midget Rep),

James Jerzynski (Comox Midget Rep), Zack McIntyre (Comox Juvenile). The Icemen will be looking to snap a five-game losing streak tonight when they take on the Saanich Braves in Victoria. On Saturday night they host the Nanaimo Buccaneers in a 7:30 p.m. start at Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena

No. 1. Meanwhile, the Storm have reached a new agreement with the Strathcona Regional District that will allow the franchise to remain a fixture at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena for the remainder of the season. In October, Storm owners Kevin Spooner and his wife Linda told the SRD

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Sharks rise to the challenge at top-calibre meet In a tough Christmas Cracker Invitational competition attended by 20 teams from Alberta, B.C. and the Yukon, the Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks excelled. Overall they placed ninth out of 20 teams ... but when one compares team size, they outscored many teams who had double the number of swimmers in attendance – attesting to the calibre of the 17 Sharks who attended. Not that they were in bad company – young Ben Neufeld found himself swimming against Olympic silver medallist Ryan Cochrane. It must have brought out the best in him because he swam five races in Canadian Age Group Qualifying times – two of which were club records: the 100 back (his own record by 1.21 seconds) and the 200 back (his own record by .72 seconds). His podium results (two silver and one bronze) were impressive despite the intense competition, but as coach Albert Burgund said, “Don’t let the small medal count fool you. There was some outstanding swimming this weekend! We have been working on pace and everyone stepped up and performed well above expectation.” Brooke Lamoureux stole the show with 12 Canadian Age Group Qualifying Times (prelims and finals combined) and in the process broke three club records twice (once in prelims and again in finals). Records she broke this weekend were the 200, 400, and 800 free in the 13-14 age category. “Her splits were remarkable in all three swims. It shows how well she understands pace and how to maintain over each race distance,” commented Burgund. She added to her medal count three gold and four silver. “It was great to watch as the competition was fierce and many races

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the 200 and 400 Individual Medley. She is just seconds away on three other events and is confident that she can make them by the end of the short course season (February). Jordyn added a silver and two bronze to her impressive results. “I felt so good for Jordyn. She came here with big expectations and had set her goals accordingly. She

swam aggressively and with a new level of confidence – something we have been working on – and to our delight with expected results,” beamed Burgund. Other new qualifying swims to note were: Juliana Bartemucci in the 400 IM (a testament to her overall stroke improvements) and Josiah Ney who showed unbelievable determination and

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Dec. 9 - by winning % 1. Victoria Cougars 27-1-0-1 2. Saanich Braves 20-4-0-2 3. Richmond Sockeyes 19-50-1 4. Nelson Leafs 22-6-1-1 5. Abbotsford Pilots 19-6-0-2 6. Sicamous Eagles 18-5-2-3 7. Delta Ice Hawks 18-6-2-0 8. Castlegar Rebels 19-6-4-1 9. Fernie Ghostriders 17-7-1-2 10. North Okanagan Knights 18-8-1-2 11. Princeton Posse 18-10-0-1 12. Golden Rockets 16-10-0-2 13. Kelowna Chiefs 17-11-1-0 14. Beaver Valley Nitehawks 17-11-1-1 15. Westshore Wolves 18-130-0 16. Peninsula Panthers 16-120-2 17. Kimberley Dynamiters 18-140-0 T17. Osoyoos Coyotes 18-140-0 19. Nanaimo Buccaneers 15-120-2 T19. Revelstoke Grizzlies 14-113-1 T19. North Delta Devils 14-111-3 22. Aldergrove Kodiaks 13-110-1 23. Grandview Steelers 14-121-1 24. Summerland Steam 15-130-1 25. North Vancouver Wolf Pack 11-13-1-1 26. Kamloops Storm 12-15-2-4 27. Oceanside Generals 12-140-2 28. Comox Valley Glacier Kings 11-14-0-2 29. Spokane Braves 11-16-1-1 T29. Creston Valley Thunder Cats 10-15-0-4 31. Ridge Meadows Flames 8-13-2-2 32. Columbia Valley Rockies 10-19-0-2 33. Mission City Outlaws 6-171-2 34. Chase Heat 7-21-3-1 35. Penticton Lakers 7-21-0-2 36. Campbell River Storm 6-210-2 37. Port Moody Panthers 5-190-1 38. Grand Forks Border Bruins 5-25-0-2

39. Kerry Park Islanders 2-230-2 The 2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup, scheduled for April 11-14, 2013, will be hosted by the Comox Valley Glacier Kings of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.

SOCCER VANCOUVER ISLAND MEN Div. 3B Standings as of Dec. 9 Team W L T Pt Hellas FC 9 1 3 30 Comox Valley 9 0 3 30 Vantreights 8 1 3 27 Cordova Bay 7 1 4 25 Prospect Lake 6 5 3 21 Castaways 6 6 2 20 Penelakut United 5 8 0 15 SFFC Originals 2 10 1 7 Gorge FC 2 10 1 7 Victoria Athletics 1 13 0 3 Dec. 9 Comox Valley United 4 (Joe Butcher 2, Phil Ludwig, Jeff Howe; s/o Tyler Salmond) Gorge FC 0 Dec. 31 Comox Valley United@ Vantreights

The G.P. Vanier winter sports season is well into its third week, and there is a solid representation from the school again this year. In basketball, Vanier has a decades old tradition happening at the Towhee Nest, with seven teams going strong now. The senior girls squad, led by Kevin Lee and Sherri Houlden, are showing much promise, and have a bona fide college calibre guard in Kendra Lee, accompanied by some fine athletes who all plan on being at the Islands in February. The senior boys are coached for the 17th year by Larry Street, assisted by Taylen Busch and Mario Tancon. The boys currently have four wins and two losses in two tournaments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our junior girls team is coached by Heidi Zirkl assisted by

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Dec. 9 - by winning % 1. Victoria Cougars 27-1-0-1 2. Saanich Braves 20-4-0-2 3. Richmond Sockeyes 19-50-1 4. Nelson Leafs 22-6-1-1 5. Abbotsford Pilots 19-6-0-2 6. Sicamous Eagles 18-5-2-3 7. Delta Ice Hawks 18-6-2-0 8. Castlegar Rebels 19-6-4-1 9. Fernie Ghostriders 17-7-1-2 10. North Okanagan Knights 18-8-1-2 11. Princeton Posse 18-10-0-1 12. Golden Rockets 16-10-0-2 13. Kelowna Chiefs 17-11-1-0 14. Beaver Valley Nitehawks 17-11-1-1 15. Westshore Wolves 18-130-0 16. Peninsula Panthers 16-120-2 17. Kimberley Dynamiters 18-140-0 T17. Osoyoos Coyotes 18-140-0 19. Nanaimo Buccaneers 15-120-2 T19. Revelstoke Grizzlies 14-113-1 T19. North Delta Devils 14-111-3 22. Aldergrove Kodiaks 13-110-1 23. Grandview Steelers 14-121-1 24. Summerland Steam 15-130-1 25. North Vancouver Wolf Pack 11-13-1-1 26. Kamloops Storm 12-15-2-4 27. Oceanside Generals 12-140-2 28. Comox Valley Glacier Kings 11-14-0-2 29. Spokane Braves 11-16-1-1 T29. Creston Valley Thunder Cats 10-15-0-4 31. Ridge Meadows Flames 8-13-2-2 32. Columbia Valley Rockies 10-19-0-2 33. Mission City Outlaws 6-171-2 34. Chase Heat 7-21-3-1 35. Penticton Lakers 7-21-0-2 36. Campbell River Storm 6-210-2 37. Port Moody Panthers 5-190-1 38. Grand Forks Border Bruins 5-25-0-2

39. Kerry Park Islanders 2-230-2 The 2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup, scheduled for April 11-14, 2013, will be hosted by the Comox Valley Glacier Kings of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.

SOCCER VANCOUVER ISLAND MEN Div. 3B Standings as of Dec. 9 Team W L T Pt Hellas FC 9 1 3 30 Comox Valley 9 0 3 30 Vantreights 8 1 3 27 Cordova Bay 7 1 4 25 Prospect Lake 6 5 3 21 Castaways 6 6 2 20 Penelakut United 5 8 0 15 SFFC Originals 2 10 1 7 Gorge FC 2 10 1 7 Victoria Athletics 1 13 0 3 Dec. 9 Comox Valley United 4 (Joe Butcher 2, Phil Ludwig, Jeff Howe; s/o Tyler Salmond) Gorge FC 0 Dec. 31 Comox Valley United@ Vantreights

The G.P. Vanier winter sports season is well into its third week, and there is a solid representation from the school again this year. In basketball, Vanier has a decades old tradition happening at the Towhee Nest, with seven teams going strong now. The senior girls squad, led by Kevin Lee and Sherri Houlden, are showing much promise, and have a bona fide college calibre guard in Kendra Lee, accompanied by some fine athletes who all plan on being at the Islands in February. The senior boys are coached for the 17th year by Larry Street, assisted by Taylen Busch and Mario Tancon. The boys currently have four wins and two losses in two tournaments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our junior girls team is coached by Heidi Zirkl assisted by

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letes who wish to compete for our community, and their season will be underway very soon. In gymnastics, coach Toni Vance is volunteering once again to assist gymnasts from the Valley with their high school dreams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks Toni,â&#x20AC;? said Street. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vanier Athletics

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THE COMOX VALLEY Mazda Peewee Chiefs Player of the Week is Gabe Schovanek. The Chiefs travelled to Victoria last weekend, resulting in a loss 5-1 to the Saanich Braves and a win 4-2 against the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies. This weekend the team has an exhibition game with Nanaimo on Saturday and a league home game against Cowichan on Sunday.

Wookies skate past Bolts In Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association play this past weekend the Preferred Woodfinishing Wookies played the Slegg Lumber Bolts in exciting PeeWee action. Just 48 seconds into the game the Bolts got the game off to a quick start on a fine rush by Issac Van der Vliet who beat the incomparable Nicholas Mitchell. After that Mitchell closed the door and six minutes later Aubrey Brass got his first of two goals to tie the score at the sixminute mark with a brilliant pass from Raymond Fukui. The tightchecking game broke open at the 18:48 mark of the first period when Axel Noringseth demonstrated his

deft scoring touch with another assist from Fukui. The second period saw a brilliant rush by Harley Zolner on a pass from Levom Shilling result in a top drawer, highlight reel goal. Wyatt Waite who also got an assist in the game scored to make it 4-1 with help from Noringseth. The final score was by Aubrey Brass on a Zedneo Charolike slapshot from the blue line. Although the scoreboard showed the final score as Preferred Woodfinishing Wookies 6, Slegg Lumber Bolts 1, both sides demonstrated that if you are playing you are winning and the ultimate goal is fun. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CVMHA

In the wee hours of Sunday morning (6:30 a.m.), Atom C hockey witnessed a battle of two fine teams when the Elks White Lightning faced off against the Seeco Automotive Drive. As always, Elks goaltender Scott Behrens was a master of the save. He confidently stopped breakaways and pounced on the puck during many a scramble in front of the net. Scott was ably assisted by his solid defencemen. Again and again, Sophia Lister, Braydon â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Basherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Arcand, Aiden Reid, Owen Mann, and Jackson Robertson told the Drive, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You shall not pass!â&#x20AC;? The defensive grind was matched by offensive hustle at the other end of the ice. Matthew Teasdale scored four goals. One goal was unassisted and he was assisted on the others by amazing passes from Avery Bayles, Keegan Slater and Brandon Watson. Logan Walker scored a goal on an exciting breakaway. Calum Barr capitalized by scoring after a beau-

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he idea behind this list of Christmas stocking stuffers is that there are a huge number of suitable gifts you can give a fisher and hunter that are not overly expensive, but can be most useful and appreciated. In making this list I went to several stores, rounded the numbers to even dollars and capped the maximum cost at $10. 1. Frameable posters with serious and humourous sayings for the fisher or hunter who has everything – $5 to $10. 2. Berkley Worm Blower 9 (seriously, this device makes small worms larger) – $4. 3. LED flashlights (pkg. of four) – $6. 4. Camouflage BandAids in a small tin – $5. 5. Individual hand warmers – $2. 6. Simms Chap stick SPF 30 – $4. 7. Small guidebooks on tying fishing knots, two types – $5 to $8. 8. Gloves for filleting, pulling prawn traps, or opening oysters – $2 to $10. 9. Locally made Buzz Bombs – $4 to $7, Zzingers – $4 to $7. 10. Locally made Zelda Jigs – $7, Spinnows – $7. 11, Gibbs Bottomfish and Halibut Bait rigs – $4 to $7. 12. Wide variety of trolling spoons, some made in B.C. They make great stocking stuffers for salmon trollers – $5 to $9. 13. Playing cards with animals or fish on the back – $5 to $8. 14. Rapala Filleting Knife – $10. 15. Diamond Knife Sharpener, Eze Lap – $6. 16. Sedge Fly Boxes plus many other brands – $7 to $10. 17. Mustard Fly Hooks for fly tiers (fly tiers can’t have too many, check sizes for recipients fishing style; pkg. of 25) – $5 to $9. 18. Reel oil and grease; also note suitable oil for firearms – $3 to $9. 19. Prawn and crab trap line weights. Very important to sink lines below floats – $8 to $9. 20. Real buy if any left - Travel Knife (8-in-1) – $1. 21. Slingshot for pests and weekend campers – $10. 22. Rag wool gloves for cold weather fishing and hunting – $9. 23. Handy shotgun shell holder for gun butt – $5. 24. Polar Bear Min-

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RALPH SHAW useful gifts a fly fisher can get is a Pin Wheel and Clipper for their shirt or vest, Dragon Fly – $4. 44. Coghlands Snaplight Lightsticks are great for campers (pkg. of two) – $5. 45. Hoppe’s Silicone Cloth for wiping down guns – $5.

46. Hunters Flex Form camouflage face masks (several types) – $5. 47. Coghlands Mosquito Coils (pkg. of 10, these are great for campers) – $3. 48. Cannonball snubbers for downrigger trollers – $7 to $10. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

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$10+. 29. Gibbs made-inB.C. willow leaf trolls is one of the most economical – $9. 30. Plastic-cased hand warmers for people with cold hands – $2. 31. Simms Sunscreen for fly fishers – $10.

Do you want to practise forestry in BC? New forestry designation available now The Natural Resource Professional (or NRP) designation is new and recent grads from natural resources conservation programs at the University of BC, Thompson Rivers University and the University of Northern BC can apply today. The NRP designation will allow you to practise aspects of professional forestry in every corner of the province. You might find yourself working for government, consultants, industry, Aboriginal groups and more! For more information and to see which programs qualify, visit our website at www.abcfp.ca.

From a man who was born at a home during a violent Pacific storm comes a riveting recollection of memories that will amuse you! Follow the Child of the Storm and witness his adventures as he takes you through the turbulent war years to the mid 1960s. Lawrence was a child growing up and living in poverty on the wild coast of Western Canada. In this book, you will experience the freedom associated with his unusual lifestyle. The story takes place at a time in history when the economy of the Great Depression had shifted to a new prosperity. Old ways of harvesting timber and commercial fishing for a meagre living were becoming more modern and economically viable. Meet the interesting characters who shared life with the author during these changing times. Go to sea with the crews of various vessels as they sail the oceans and lakes of North America from the boiling tropics to the frozen seas of Alaska. Share in the tragedies of lost ship mates and the excitement of discovering new ports of call as Lawrence travels through the stormy Pacific, Atlantic and islands of the Caribbean. This is his story, the journey and adventures of the Child of the Storm.

Child of the Storm is available at the following outlets: • Laughing Oyster Bookstore (Courtenay)

• Ship & Shore (Deep Bay)

• Mid Island Gifts (Comox Airport) • Also available as an E Book


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Swing & Social Partner Dancing

Earth & Heaven Yoga Feel Better - Guaranteed!

Fun & Clear Instruction at Reasonable Rates for all Dance Levels!

Hatha Yoga - Beginner to Intermediate

Classes start January 21st & 24th, at the upper Courtenay Legion Hall • Register Early & Save

NEW LOCATION for Friday Classes The Asana Room

Line Dancing at the Bridge Lounge

2440B Rosewall Crescent, Courtenay ~ Invest in your well-being today ~ www.catherinereid.ca ✺ Breathe, Stretch, Laugh, Transform ✺

Steppin’Out with Keith & Holly

Drop-In Wednesday Nights … Starting January 9th Lesson at 7:30 pm, Open Dancing 8:00 to 10:00 pm for Everyone 250-871-2513 | kdancin@shaw.ca | www.members.shaw.ca/steppin_out/

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NEW CLASS! Pilogo starting January 2013

ICBC — Approved Course

Good thing YD prepared you for situations like this. Young Drivers exclusive CollisionFree™ teaches, both in-car and in-class, rear-end and head-on collision avoidance, gravel shoulder recovery, swerving and emergency braking technqiues. So split-second life-saving decision-making becomes second nature.

DOUBLE WEEKEND COURSES MON./WED. EVENINGS - 8 Evenings JAN. 19, 20, 26, 27 / FEB. 16, 17, 23, 24 - 9 AM TO 8:45 PM

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Dragonboat

RACING The Comox Valley Dragonflies welcome men and women to try paddling on Saturday mornings starting mid-January.

Swim with the SHARKS Shark School January 8 to April 25 A 14 week program, 45 minutes every Tuesday & Thursday, designed to teach swimmers the FUNdamentals of competitive swimming in a progressive and fun environment. Swimmers need to be Level 5 Red Cross or higher.

REGISTRATION DATE (Aquatic Centre next to Home Depot)

Monday, January 7, 2013 • 4-5 pm Please bring swimsuit and goggles and be ready to jump in the pool for a quick swim assessment. Practice twice weekly in the spring for summer racing. For more info: www.cvdragonflies.ca Christine 250-338-7149

For more information, please call our registrar, Loretta, at 250-339-7295 or email wolfe.family@shaw.ca


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What to do when beginning an exercise regimen A t the dawn of a new calendar year, many people decide it’s time to turn over a new leaf and shed those extra pounds that accumulated over the previous 12 months. The resolve to lose weight is perhaps never stronger than at the beginning of a calendar year, when the holiday season has passed but those added inches on the waistline remain. Though it’s noble to want to lose weight and improve health, regardless of what time of year it is, there are precautions men and women should take before beginning a new exercise regimen. Visit your physician. It’s best to get a full physical before beginning an exercise regimen. A full physical can reveal if you have any health problems that might limit what you

Music Lessons for All Ages Acoustic & Electric Guitar and Bass, Harmonica

Larry Ayre

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should and shouldn’t be doing at the gym. If anything turns up, your physician can develop a plan of attack for you to address the issue. If nothing turns up, then your doctor will probably give you the green light to go forward with few, if any, limitations. Conduct a self-assessment. Once you’ve visited the doctor and received the go-ahead to start working out, do an honest selfassessment to see where you are in terms of fitness. Walk a mile and time yourself. Do as many pushups and sit-ups as possible, but be careful to stretch and not push yourself. This self-assessment should not be demanding. Instead, the goal is to gauge where you are and how your body feels when doing some simple exercises.

Establish your goals. The goal of most people beginning a new exercise regimen is to lose weight. However, there are other incentives as well. For example, some people might be starting to train for a marathon or another sporting event. Whatever the reason, know why you’re getting started, as such goals can help you monitor your progress as the year goes on. Start slowly. Caution should reign supreme when beginning an exercise regimen. Diving into the deep end at the onset increases the risk of injury, which could limit activity for months to come. First get your body acclimated to exercise, then gradually challenge yourself as you see fit. Leave time to recover. Though it might feel rejuvenating to get

back to exercising, it’s important for everyone, but especially those who are just starting, to allow themselves some time to recover. Allow your muscle’s and joints to recover between workout sessions. Frequency of sessions can increase as your body gets acclimated, but at first allow a day or two between sessions so your body can recover. Listen to your body. Exercising after a long hiatus from routine exercise won’t be easy, and your body is likely going to tell you that through certain aches and pains, if not nausea, dizziness or shortness of breath. If any of these symptoms appear, take a break. This could be your body telling you that you’re asking too much and you need to take your foot off the gas pedal.

BEGINNER GUITAR LESSONS FOR ALL AGES Rate: $20/hour : Very flexible with times WEEKLY | BI-WEEKLY or EVERY SO OFTEN - It’s Up To You! I’ve been playing guitar for over 5 years and have started teaching since the summer with a number of different students throughout the year. You’ll find I’m quite approachable and able to teach at your own pace and skill. ~ Jonathon

Contact Me At: kyosti_23@hotmail.com

IYENGAR TRADITION

WINTER CLASSES Begin January 8th, 2013

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Give us a call and we’ll e-mail you a class schedule or drop by and pick one up. We are a full-service Quilt Store offering sewing machine servicing, the latest in 100% cottons, quilting notions, books & patterns. 1930 Ryan Road East, Comox Phone: 250 339 4059 Toll Free: 877 339 4059 sewfun@telus.net

get fit, get trim, get results, GET GOING! Next IPF 35 Day Challenge starts Tues Jan 8th or Fri Jan 11th Register NOW!

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PILATES • YOGA • GROUP FITNESS AND SO MUCH MORE!

Reach Your Goals for 2013!


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K-12 Reading/Writing Math Study Skills Homework Help Academic Assessments • Certified Teachers

Upcoming Events: January 19 to March 23, 2013 Lower Native Sons Hall



• 5km Running Clinic • Comox Valley 1/2 Marathon

Check Us Out: www.CVRR.ca or drop by the Vanier Track every Tuesday night at 5pm



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with A Gift to Self Open House at The Heart Gate

Free Talks, Labyrinth Walks, Photo Exhibition 5 Jan. 10:00-5:00 - Please Register, see Website

Chakra Explorations

Intro: 8 Jan or 12 Jan 10:30 or 6:30

Treatments and Tuition: ♥ Gentle Kripalu Yoga Plus ♥ Sacred Movement ♥ Holistic Massage ♥ Energy Medicine

at The Heart Gate, 1942 Bates www.relaxandfeelradiant.com

250-890-9008

Femme Natale’s Pole Fitness

Christina Nienaber-Roberts MSc, RNHP, KYT

Home to the B.C. Pole Fitness Champion! The first pole studio in the Comox Valley with almost 5 years of service.

The next session will begin January 7th. Registration is now open. POLE FITNESS

CHAIR/SENSUAL MOVEMENT/STRETCH

Mon

Tue

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5:30-7pm Class 1

5:30-7pm Class 3

5-6pm Cardio

5:30-7pm Choreo 2

5:30-7pm Class 1

7-8:30pm Class 1

7-8:30pm Choreo 1

6-7pm Spin

7-8:30pm Class 4

7-8:30pm Class 2

7-8pm Drop In

We are moving to Courtenay! Pole classes will continue in Cumberland until reno’s are done. Floorwork, Chair Dance and Stretch classes will be held in the new studio starting Jan 7th.

Mon

7-8pm Stretch 2

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Fri

5:30-6:30pm Stretch 1

5:30-7pm Floorwork

7-8:30pm Chair Dance Choreography

7-8:30pm Floorwork Choreography

Special rates for memberships will apply.

250-334-7110 or 250-218-3269 Cumberland Studio 2679 Beaufort Rd.

Courtenay Studio 1491 McPhee Ave.

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189 PORT AUGUSTA Parading Tuesday at 7pm in building 46A at HMCS Quadra, on Goose Spit. Please bring your parent or guardian, birth certificate and health card to sign up. For further information call: Lt(N) Dan Richard Commanding Officer RCSCC 189 Port Augusta Ph: 250-792-1589 Sponsored by the Navy League of Canada Comox Valley Branch, Supporting the Sea Cadets in the Comox Valley for 69 Years!

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New Year's Gift to Yourself

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333 5th Street (Above Ski & Surf)

250-871-7225

www.freedomnowyoga.ca Email: info@freedomnowyoga.ca

Respect Modesty Honesty Perserverence

At ElderCollege the learning process is lively, full of discussion, controversy and humour.

Self-Control Indomitable Spirit Instructing ages 4 - adult Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Queneesh Elementary 2345 Mission Road, Courtenay Phone for class times 250-218-6968 paul750@live.ca

Comox Valley Red Dragon Taekwondo

World Taekwondo Federation

EVER WANTED TO TRY CrossFit

But were too afraid, nervous or intimidated? Is now offering an All New “On Ramp” Program designed to start you out with the basics of the fundamental movements of CrossFit and building you up to being able to confidently complete full CrossFit workouts. Our certified trainers will focus on developing proper form and technique as they help you reach your fitness goals. If you are looking to lose weight, get in shape and just feel great, this 4 week program will kick start your journey to a happier, healthier you. Find out why Titanium CrossFit is more than just a workout.

Classes begin January 7th

Call or Email to book your spot 250-897-8121 or marcmazz@gmail.com www.titaniumcrossfit.blogspot.com

Space is Limited Morning “On Ramp” Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 am to 7 am Women’s Only “On Ramp” Mon. & Wed. 7 pm-8 pm Fri. 6 pm-7 pm

COST: $135

WINTER 2013

• Over 55 courses being offered • Open to anyone 55 & older Free Course Information Forum Saturday, January 19,10:00 am. Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College Registration begins Monday, Jan. 21 at 9 am. Classes begin week of Feb. 4th For a list of courses and to register: www.nic.bc.ca/ec or in person at North Island College TEL: 250-338-5000 (Local 4602 | EMAIL eldercollegeCV@nic.bc.ca


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FRIENDS & FUN Kids learn best, being active outdoors, having fun and learning as they go

“We help immigrants settle in our community”

Wishing all a Joyous New Year!

“Celebrating 30 Years of Dance in the Comox Valley”

WINTER REGISTRATION 250-897-8885

Social Support Employment Immigration Legal Info

Government Licensed. References available. SERVING THE COMOX VALLEY FOR 10YEARS.

Language Medical Housing Forms

Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Highland, and Musical Theatre. Exam Classes for Highland, Modern, Tap & Rad Ballet

Spaces currently available. EMAIL: comoxkidz@shaw.ca

Adult Jazz, Tap and Highland Ages 3 years - Adult Recreational Level to Advanced #17A - 2755 Moray Ave., Courtenay • 250-897-8885

Rest Relax Heal

311 PRITCHARD RD., COMOX PHONE 250-339-4772 CELL: 250-702-0532 w w w.comoxkidz.net • Easy guided meditation • Deep relaxation • All ages & fitness levels • Low impact • Safe & drug-free

Enter the New Year

Dancing!

250-338-6359 Unit C- 1001 Lewis Avenue

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at all levels begin January 7th at Native Sons Hall REGISTER ONLINE FOR:

Ballroom & Latin Beginners Salsa West Coast Swing Tango East Coast Swing Waltz Swing Hustle Rumba Cha Cha And much more………

Do the Ballroom Blitz

ValDance Studio Contact Dr. Tom Diamond, tom@healthmeditating.com More workshops at www.healthmeditating.com SLEEP • ENERGY • STRESS • HEART & BLOOD • PAIN • WEIGHT LOSS

CALL: 250-941-5596

Dragon Boat Team - Hope Afloat Canada

Are you a woman who has had any type of cancer? We offer training and welcome all ages and fitness levels. You will be introduced to new friends who love to paddle and have fun.

www.hopeafloatcanada.ca or call... 250-338-7355

250-338-2112

1 Latin 1 Ballroom 1 Swing

TAKE THE FIRST STEP AND VISIT www.ValDance.com Val Halme 250.338.9279 valdance@shaw.ca PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE

Drop-in workshops for Beginners! A different dance taught each Friday at 7 pm beginning January 11th Dance follows from 8 - 10 pm Cost: $10

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FMI please contact:

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Jenny Auld 250-334-8138 ext. 229 auldj@nysa.bc.ca Ramesh Lad 250-334-8138 ext. 229 ramesh@nysa.bc.ca Chris Lakusta 250-713-4311 lakustac@nysa.bc.ca

Belly Dancing ..with a beat.

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COMOX ACADEMIC TUTORING -

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Stained Glass & Mosaic Workshops Start January & February 2013!

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Merville Monday 5:30 - 7:00 pm Courtenay Thursday 5:30 - 7:00 pm

(250) 337-5375

Artisan

Wood to Works

French? Now is the time!

Day & Evening Classes for Adults Beginner to Conversational Classes start mid-January. Tutorial also available. Inquire about our cooking classes in French. For more details or to register contact Edith 250-338-9789 frenchwithedith@gmail.com keylanguage.ca

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Joy Claydon 1944 - 2012 Patricia Joy Claydon was born in Essex, England and passed away peacefully in her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair with her book at her side, her reading glasses laying beside her, a tissue up her sleeve and a warm fireplace as she dozed off and left us on December 3 at the age of 68 years. She was a devoted wife to Ed, who predeceased her January 3, 2012 and a loving mother to her 4 children who will cherish her memory, Tony (Janice), Matthew, Nickolas and Rachael (Steve) and 7 grandchildren. Although her passing over came so unexpectedly, we take a certain amount of comfort in the way she was given to carry over. All our thanks to those who made our Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life so rich in so many ways. Private family arrangements have been entrusted to Toneff Funeral Services.

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who passed away December 15, 1997 A loving husband, father and grandfather. Loved and Remembered always by wife Lina and children

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In Loving Memory of: Joseph Edward Zaleski who passed away on November 27th, 2011 and: Hazel Ruth Zaleski who passed away on December 7th, 1990

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Rosemarie Hufschmidt February 25, 1940 - November 24, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend Rosemarie Hufschmidt on November 29, 2012. Predeceased by her husband Manfred Hufschmidt, she leaves behind her loving family; daughter Isabella, son-in-law Guy; grandchildren Ryan and Tyler and many loving friends. Rosemarie lost her courageous battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the ones she loved. The family would like to extend their gratitude to all the wonderful people who supported her along her journey. If roses grow in Heaven Lord please pick a bunch for me Place them in my Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arms And tell her theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re from me and I miss her And when she turns to smile Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile The family invites you to come and celebrate Rosemarieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life on December 30, 2012 at the 888 (Komox) RCAP Wing from 1:30-4:30. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Rosemarieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to the Comox Valley Food Bank.

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Feel no guilt in laughter, we know how much you care, Feel no sorrow in a smile that they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t here to share, We cannot grieve forever, they would not want us to, Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hope that we would carry on, the way we always do. So talk about the good times and the way we showed we cared, The days we spent together, the happiness we shared. Let memories surround us, a word someone may say, Will suddenly recapture, a time, an hour, a day. That brings them back as clearly as though they were still here, And ďŹ lls us with the feeling, that they are always near. For if we keep those moments, we will never be apart, And they will live on forever, locked safely in our hearts.

We will never forget you and the wonderful things you both did. Love from daughter Janice (Dan), grandchildren Dennis, Steven and Lisa (Robert), and great grandchildren Shyanne, Jenna, Rhyan, Camryn and Justine.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUNERAL HOMES

FUNERAL HOMES

CARDS OF THANKS

INFORMATION

PERSONALS

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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

CAREGIVER FOR A YOUNG ADULT (Female) with physical disabilities. Knowledge of family centered practice and experience with lifting, feeding and bathing are an asset, but more important is a positive attitude towards people with disabilities, a caring nature and a willingness to learn. Applicants must love music, have reliable transportation, and be available for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday full day shifts. Position could be suitable for someone who lives in the Black Creek or Miracle Beach area. A criminal record search will be required. Submit resumes to Attn: Debby Tutt, Out Of School Care Service, 237 - 3rd Street. Courtenay, B.C. V9N 1E1 or fax: 338-9326 or email to oosc@cvcda.ca.

NEWSPAPER

The Family of ~ FLOENCE MURPHY~ We would like to Thank everyone for their overwhelming love and support during this time. We were truly blessed to have her as our mom.

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CHRISTMAS CORNER

CHRISTMAS CORNER

CHRISTMAS

TREES

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.

CRAFT FAIRS

THIS YEAR’S SPECIALTY: LARGE TREES

INFORMATION

$28 Special Firs & Balsam BE PROUD - BUY CANADIAN

Amos & Sanford Tree Farms Precut or cut your own!

2782 Hamm Road Connector, Black Creek

250-337-5061

Christmas Trees MOUNTAIN RIDGE TREE FARMS

5228 N. Island Highway • 250-338-0848

CHOOSE FROM 15,000 TREES

Fresh Wreaths, Hanging Baskets & Center Pieces

COME SEE THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN

ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Fresh cut locally grown Christmas Trees Reasonable Prices Lots of Pine Trees Open everyday from 10am-7pm

• Precut and U-Cut Trees • See the Christmas Bell • Miss Priss Purses & Gifts • Angel Tree - gifts for children in need • Complimentary Coffee & Hot Chocolate

FOUND BIKE in Comox, near hospital, has been missing for awhile and could be from any area. Call (250)941-6789. LOST: LARGE amethyst (cushion/square cut) ring surrounded with diamonds and sapphires. Reward offered. Call 250-792-0060.

CHRISTMAS CORNER

904 Knight Rd. Comox (between Airport Terminal & Seiffert’s)

MURRAY’S TREE FARMS

$5000 REWARD For information leading to the recovery of 120 Boom Sticks and Boom Chains missing from the WFP Foreshore Tie Up in Zeballos, BC. Call Bev at 250-287-9201 or email info@pallangroup.com

THE LATE HARRY WRIGHT RHODO GARDEN will not be open to the public anymore. I would like to thank the retail stores and the public for support to The Sonshine Lunch Club and thanks to all the people who have participated & supported the garden over the years. Merry Christmas to All Gwen Wright & Family

FINLAY CREEK FARM CHRISTMAS MARKET Every Sat & Sun 10-3 Dec. 1 - Dec. 23 2731 Rennison Rd. Courtenay Beautiful handmade gifts. Something for everyone. Visa, M/C, Debit & Cash. For more info call Jan 250-338-8184 Home of Waterslip Silver & Soapworks www.waterslip.biz

Christmas Tree Directory publishing every Wednesday & Friday issue to Dec. 23

LOST AND FOUND

LOST. White & chrome 26” CCM Nevada BIKE. Missing from Games & Grounds Coffee house. (250)871-6363.

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Joseph Sosnkowski deceased, formerly of 1824 Fern Road Courtenay, BC V9N 1W8 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 15th day of January, 2012 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice. Michael Duff Holland Executor c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

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HELP WANTED AN ALBERTA Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. THE LEMARE Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Grade Hoe Operator-with Coastal Logging Roadbuilding experience •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers •Coastal Certified Bull Buckers •Road Grader Operator •Grader Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

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VALLEY DIAL A Maid has opening for permanent P/T mature reliable cleaning staff. Mon.- Fri (varied). Interested applicants may apply with email resume:larry5@shaw.ca

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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Make Money Over the Holidays!

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

GIFT CERTIFICATES LIVE POTTED & Cut

ACCOUNTING OFFICE requires an experienced Tax Preparer for the 2013 tax season. Please fax resumes to: 250-338-6068.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

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6016 Headquarters Road

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

relief newspaper carrier and driver routes available

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER required by The John Howard Society of North Island. This is an 11 hr/wk position to begin immediately. Please refer to www.jhsni.bc.ca and see employment opportunities for details. Closing Date Dec 14/12 COURTENAY CHEVRON Town Pantry and Triple “O” at 600 Ryan Rd. Courtenay, B.C. V9N-3R7 is hiring 4 pmt F/T Food Counter attendants. Wage $10.25/Hr. Duties: Take customer orders, Prepare & pack food items and serve at counters or tables and receive payments. Drop resume at above location or email: ss1682@chevronretail.ca EARN FAST easy Christmas cash daily. Busy lady owned agency. 19+. (250)334-4170.

Life Guard Required 18 years or older. NLS certificate. CPRC. Available for casual and part time.

Contact The Kelsey Centre at 250-282-5500 ask for Darlene

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed Substitute Carrier Needed COURTENAY

RTE # 205 19th st RTE # 492 Suffolk, Yorkshire, Lancashire,Devonshire & Idiens Way RTE#135 4th st, 2nd st, Urquhart Ave, Urquhart Pl & Towler PL. COMOX RTE # 541 Aitken,Aspen,Cardinal,Noel RTE # 546 Meadowlark, Murrelet, Plover RTE #617 Cortez, Quadrs, Texada, Sonora & Savory Pl

Relief Drivers Needed. circulation@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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

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RESIDENT MANAGER required for 52 unit apartment building in Courtenay. Experience preferred. Must be bondable and have valid drivers licence and own vehicle. Position to start mid Jan. Handyman skills an asset. The successful applicant should have good record keeping “people” skills. Please fax resume 250-338-0556 or email meinke3@shaw.ca

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

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BISTRO CHEF, solid exp. in producing high quality soups/entrees/salads a must for busy Courtenay bakery/bistro. Mon-Fri, 6am - 2:30pm daily. Contact 650-3945 7am6pm.

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

Pharmacy Technician â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 months - The ďŹ rst CCAPP accredited program in BC Medical Transcriptionist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 months - Work online or in hospitals Financial Aid available â&#x20AC;˘ PCTIA and CCAPP accredited

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HANDYPERSONS

UNDER $200

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

KITCHEN AID stand mixer $75. Oak Ent. Center. Will ďŹ t 28â&#x20AC;?T.V. $75. 334-9607 after 4

MISC SERVICES

OUTDOOR CARPET brown hardly used. 10x18 $125.00 call 250-338-1004

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

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NOW HIRING

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

Quality Control Coordinator Sales Rep Trainee Fuel Truck Driver Heavy Duty Mechanics Detailed job postings can be viewed at

http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to:

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DENTAL HEALTH CARE CAREER Become a vital member of the Dental Health Care Team! Our Dental Assistant II program will prepare you to meet the requirements for a Dental Assistant Level II in B.C.

CARPENTRY

PETS

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

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

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.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE UNDER $200

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

GARAGE SALES JOEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GARAGE SALE. Sat. Dec. 15th, 10am-2pm, Joeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, Campbell River.

HOBBIES & CRAFTS

BRASS DAYBED with trundle, 2 mattresses & some linen, $175. (250)339-2755.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Become A Practical Nurse Be Job Ready in 92 weeks! TRAVEL BavUailRabSA le. Scan here to learn more

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YAMAHA ELECTRIC 3 K-5 Electone organ. $90 obo. Call 250-338-6837.

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

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FRIENDLY FRANK

PETS BABYDOLL MALE Yorkie ready Dec 21st. $700 250897-5962 after 6pm

GARDENING

â&#x153;&#x201D; Great wages â&#x153;&#x201D; Learn in a state-of-the-art dental lab with a hands-on approach to learning

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com HELP WANTED

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

ESCORTS

COMPASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS for womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recovery house in Courtenay. 897-0360

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HELP WANTED

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

VOLUNTEERS

1-877-840-0888

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT position available at our company. At least one year administrative experience and basic computer skills mandatory. Email resumes to starkmaradm@gmail.com

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VERA-DE WINDOWS INC. Vera De Windows Inc. is a local Comox Valley company that is expanding. We currently have openings for:

â&#x20AC;˘ Production Workers â&#x20AC;˘ Sales Representatives â&#x20AC;˘ Installers Applicants must have their own transportation and tools. Minimum of 3 years experience is required. Please apply in person between 8am and 12 noon, Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Vera-De Windows Inc. 2940 Moray Ave., Courtenay 250-334-9819 mail@veradewindows.com

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Personal Insurance Consultant Coastal Community Financial Management Inc, a leader in the industry and a Top 50 Employer in Canada is now hiring an experienced Personal Insurance Consultant for our Courtenay/Campbell River area. Our preferred candidate will have 2-3 years experience with life, disability and health insurance sales. You will be responsible for developing, maintaining and enhancing employee and member relationships through the purchase and maintenance of insurance products. The successful candidate will enjoy a highly competitive salary, excellent beneďŹ t package, and great learning and career opportunities as a member of Coastal Communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dynamic wealth management team! If you have applicable licensing, demonstrated experience within the industry, and a strong desire for new challenges, we invite you to submit your resume in conďŹ dence by 4pm, December 17th, 2012 to: Coastal Community Credit Union Human Resources Department Fax: 250-716-2330 Email: careers@cccu.ca Coastal thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

WE BUY HOUSES

LARGE 1 & 2 bdrms. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! From $625/mo. 250-334-4646.

COURTENAY: NEWER, spacious 3 bdrm duplex, 2.5 bath, 3 appl’s, garage, fenced yard, NS/NP, quiet in town neighborhood. Long term preferred. $1050/mo. Call 1-604-4852908, 250-203-4078.

COMOX, 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher, dbl garage, fenced yard, quiet neighbourhood, avail Jan. 1, $1300 mo. Ref’s req’d. Call John 250-218-9776.

HOMES FOR RENT

FANNY BAY: Bright 2 bdrm ocean view. Lrg shop. N/P, $850 Avail now. 778-791-0463

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1975 BAY Field 25 sailboat 4 sails all upgraded, totally equipped. $9000. 1976 Seafarer 22 sailboat all upgraded. $4500.New Astroscan Telescope $175 less than half price. Custom leather cases for cameras, glasses plus coin purses. Custom wood bowls + lamps all types $20 - $300. (250)339-3090

MOBILE LOUGHEED, AB. 2 bdrm. New roof, siding, windows, doors, appliances and air cond. Bathroom updated. $22,000. 4908-48th St. Lot 50120. Call 780-385-8795

HOUSES FOR SALE

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. OCEAN VIEW studio, incl utilities, lndry, cable $850 Perfect for single Available NOW! 250/898-8702

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

Cedar split rails 8 & 10ft. $1.00 per ft. Firewood bundles $5.00. Exercise bike like new. $200. Antique piano $500 Cross bow $100. 250-9412764

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca

2009 WILDWOOD 27RLSS with North West Winter Package, showroom condition! Very private fully serviced lot near ocean. Includes large slide, garden shed, modular skirting, large dog kennel and pet door. Call 250-286-3343, Asking $24,500.

576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDOS Comox

APARTMENT/CONDO

2 BDRM, rancher style duplex in quiet area. F/S, D/W,W/D, garage. Great place with large kitchen, bath & storage throughout home $1150

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Apartments•Condos•Suites 305-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls, $700/mth AVAIL. IMMED.

GOLD IN the hills. Custom built sluce boxes and portable wash trammels. Sizes from 32” L X 8” W to 59” L X 11.5” W. Also Foldable and easy to carry models. Models start at $99. Call (250)338-8060.

2325 B VALLEYVIEW DR. 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 Appliances, $900/mth AVAIL. DEC 1

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SHIMPO POTTERS wheel, bats included, $600. Olympic klin model# 2327h, 23”wx27”d, new wiring, needs some new bricks, also included klin sitter dial, thermometer 1 full shelf, 8 1/2 shelves, posts and stilts, $700. Ohaus chipper beam scale, 2610 grams, $35. Open to reasonable offers. 1(250)2478152. (Gabriola Island). VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

3 BDRM, rancher style upstairs duplex. 5 appls, laminate floors good area of Comox - $1200 COURTENAY 3 BDRM,rancher duplex on Urquhart. Large open concept with F/S, W/D and laminate floors. N/S, N/P $950/mth 2 BDRM unit on Back Road. Open living/dining room with F/S, D/W, W/D. Lots of storage. N/S, N/P $800/mth

2677 KENDALL AVE 1 bed, 1 bath N/P, N/S 6 appliances, $900/mth AVAIL. IMMD Mountain View. 750 Oribi Drive. 4 bdrm. 3 full bathrooms. 12 yrs old. Some renos. RV parking, 5 appls. 61” TV built in w/ 5.1 surround sound. Close to schools & shopping. $359,000. 250-2877607 or 250-287-0523. One brdrm house on 19th Ave. Large lot. 76x110. Fully fenced, garage & shop. Wood heater. Fridge, stove, W/D. Newly painted. RV parking. $180,000. 250-923-8975. SUBSTANTIALLY RENOVATED 12’x60’ 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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

SMALL ADS, BIG DEALS!

2- 1095 EDGETT 2 Bed, 1 Bath N/S, N/P, 4 appls., $825/mth AVAIL JAN 1 204-1111 EDGETT 2 Bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P, 4 appls., $775/mth Avail Jan 1 203-555 4th St. 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/p 5 Appls., $925/mth Avail immd COURTENAY: 2 bdrm condo, avail. Jan. 1st. $750 incld’s hot water. N/P. (250)334-2300. LARGE, newly renovated 1-bedroom main floor suite in quiet Comox home. Close to downtown, shared laundry, separate entrance, private yard and deck, lots of storage.$700/mo. References required. 780-604-5403

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, 5- 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 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. ARDEN AREA: Cozy 3 bdrm mobile home on lovely lot. No through Rd. Gas F/P in living room, fenced garden, new laminate flooring. $985. Also avail. “Posh” little 1.5 bdrm cabin, $675. N/S. Call (250)760-0189 or email: vintage_elan@hotmail.com

BIG ROCK BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT – Campbell River1109 South Island Hwy Avail Jan 1, 2012. 2 bdrms, walk onto the beach waterfront home. Enjoy storm watching, beach fires and watching the cruise ships sail by. $1200/mo. Call (250)716-1764 References req’d

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APARTMENTS / CONDOS / SUITES DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

1 bdrm suite, features ground level entry, includes F & S, onsite coin-op laundry, N/S, pets may be considered w/dep., $650/m, immed. possession available.

CHERRYWOOD MANOR

Spacious 1 & 2 bdrm suite, located on 3rd floor in secured entrance building, w/recent renos & incl. updated decks & windows, 2 appl & on site coin-op laundry; conveniently located near schools & on bus routes; N/S; N/P; rent from $600/mo incl. FREE heat & hot water; immed possession

TOWNHOMES

ALDERGROVE PLACE

103-1045 Cumberland Rd. Courtenay. 2 bdrm,1.5 ba. in quiet, well maintained building, ground floor entrance, wood floors. $126,500. 250-3381038/ 250-702-5598

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.

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; $750/month; Available Jan 1.

In The Comox Valley 250.338.3746

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... the more chance that results will pass you by. 7 yr old 3 bdrm, 3 bath + 600 sq.ft bonus area over dbl garage on 2 acres in Royston. Lg covered south facing decks, heat pump. 250-335-1259

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PLATEAU GARDENS

Spacious Comox townhome is ideally located near all amenities & features 3 bdrms, 1 full & 2 half baths, 4 appliances, storage, & private back yard area. New flooring on main level, & freshly painted throughout. Small pet may be considered w/deposit. Avail Dec 15, w/possibility of early possession. $1000/month

DUPLEXES

ROBERT LANG DUPLEX

Enjoy walking in trails & nature surrounding the Puntledge River living in West Courtenay duplex. Spacious living area with 3 bdrms, 1 bath, 4 appl, & large deck. Avail Jan 1; N/S; Feline friendly! $950/month

CONDOS

MANOR PARK

Only moments to the beach! Updated 2 bdrm Comox condo features 1300+sqft living space & incl. 5 appl, f/p, & patio area w/ocean & mountain views. Master with full ensuite, & walkin closets for both bdrms. Ideally located near Hospital & all amenities. N/S; N/P. $1000/month. Avail. Jan 1

NOW OFFERING STRATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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

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

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

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. 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. Call Greg @ 250-3391222.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. 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. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

GREENBRIER 750 Eighth Street TWO BEDROOM corner suite - ensuite bath, five full sized appliances. Large, bright and spacious. Private deck. In suite storage. Freshly renovated. Three blocks from downtown. Security Entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

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1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd

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

2 BEDROOM SUITE available in well-respected, adultoriented 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

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay

PINES APARTMENTS

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.

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

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

1055-10th Street

CONDOS CYPRESS ARMS

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

2 bedroom available January 1st and 15th, in clean, quiet building with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

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

339B Nim Nim 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls $900/mth Avail. Immed. 7403 South Island Hwy. 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appl $1050/mth Avail.immed. 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 7-147 STEWART ST 3 bed 1.5 bath N/S 5 appls., $1100/mth AVAIL. DEC. 1ST 1160 WILLEMAR 4 Bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls., $1500/mth AVAIL. IMM. 2936 LUPTON 3 Bed, 2 Bath N/S, N/P, 6 appls., $1300/mth AVAIL. JAN 1

RECREATION

CAPE LAZO RV

PACIFIC COURT

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

To View, Call 250-334-4483

BEECHER MANOR

RUTHERFORD MANOR

CAMPGROUND UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP! Winter monthly rates available. Contact Dave or Shirley at 250-3393946, 685 Lazo Road, Comox, BC.

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 FEMALE WANTED to share 2 bdrm suite fenced yard. $500, NS/NP. Call (250)702-4857.

1045 Cumberland Road

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

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.

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.

Courtenay quiet, responsible tenant. N/S. reasonable rent. Refs. Jan 15th. 250-338-1976.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

SUITES, UPPER

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RYAN COURT

ST. BRELADES

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

Clean and modern 1 bedroom available now. Cat okay with pet deposit. Lease required. Rent $625/month.

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

Call 250-338-7449

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

Houses & Suites

PARK PLACE

200 Back Road, Courtenay

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.

Call 338-7449

SUITES, LOWER

COMOX SUITE 2 bdrm bright, newer, nr Q.F. N/S, N/P. Avil Jan 15 or Feb 1. $925/mo 250-339-1122

TOWNHOUSES COURTENAY, SPACIOUS, centrally located 2 and 3 bdrms ($650./$750.) Townhome, 1835 Piercy Ave., coin laundry, new roof, N/P. Family oriented. Call (250)702-1096.

VANRIDGE MANOR Your Community

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

Call 250-703-2570

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250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, and 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom ďŹ nishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed & Jan 1. rents from $900/mth. ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, basic cable incl., N/S, No pets. Avail Immed. & Nov 1, $250 move-in incentive. $725/mth. Call Res. Mgr. 334-8602 PARKSIDE Newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 6 appls, balcony, underground pkg, storage, adult oriented. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1100/mth WOODCOTE MEWS 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, n/s, small pet. neg. Avail. Immed. -$1,100/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, patio, res, pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov 1 $800/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, patio, new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring res. pkg. N/S. cat ok. Avail Immed. $ 725/mth BRITTANIA PLACE 2 bdrm + denpatio home in Crown Isle, 2 baths, 6 appls, gas F/P, double garage, golf course view, adult oriented, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,300/mth. If rented by Dec. 15/2012- half of Dec. 2013 rent is free. WILLOW WOOD 2bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls,patio, two pkg. spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail Immed.- $725/mth MANOR PARK 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, F/P, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors, partial views, n/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Dec 1- $1,100/mth last mth free with 1 year lease PUNTLEDGE TERRACE 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 4 appls, woodstove, newly renovated, N/S, No pets. Avail.Dec.,1 - $925/mth 2 LEVEL WEST CTNY DUPLEX, 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, 4 appls, carport, partially fenced yard, N/S, No pets, Avail Dec1 - $1000/mth PUNTLEDGE PARK DUPLEX, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, 5 appls, family rm, fenced yard, shed, N/S, No pets Avail Jan 1/13 - $925/mth MAPLEWOOD MANOR, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, fridge & stove, coin laundry, patio, res. prg, N/S, No pets. Avail Jan /13 $600/mth KYOTO FRIENDLY BUILDING DOWNTOWN COURTENAY 2 bdrm, 2 bath apt. All Appliances + washer & dryer. Heated ďŹ&#x201A;oors. Low utility bills. $1,200/mth ST. AUBINS COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, N/S, No pets. Avail. Jan 1- $750/mth SOUTHPOINT ESTATES 2 bdrm, 2 bath patio home, 5 appls, gas F/P, double garage, heat pump, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb 1 $1,250/mth

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2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring 112,000 km.V6 Lady driven,service records,must sell. No reasonable offer will be refused Open to offers.850-9860

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

2006 MALIBU Maxx, 240 hp 3.9 liter, V6, 4 speed automatic. Manual shift control, 73,000 km. One owner. Call 250-2873401. 2006 Pontiac G6, 122,000 km. Loaded,except leather, service records, no decks. Moving must sell. $6300 obo.850-9860. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

2008 Pontiac G5 great shape 63,900k. Power windows, locks, air. $6,900 new set of snow tires incld. 250-792-2620 2009 TOYOTA Venza 1-owner V6, AWD, Sunroof, 6 speed auto, crossover vehicle, lots of option. 40,000 Km. $26,900 250-890-0199

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TRANSPORTATION MOTORCYCLES

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

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.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

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

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

TRUCKS & VANS 1995 DODGE Ram 2500 SLT reg cab long box, 5.9 gas, 4x4. A/C, P/W P/D, 177,000km. Air bags One owner.$6495. 250-338-0385

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

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

MARINE BOATS 1973 25’ C&C Sloop. Glass hull & teak interior. 7 sails (4 never used). 2010 15 HP Nissan outboard, approx. 200 hrs. Must sell, leaving country. $8500. obo. Please call Heather at (250)914-1232 or email: gregearl53@gmail.com

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

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Comox Valley Worship Directory Church of Our Lord Holy Communion 10:00 am each Sunday at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC All Welcome Tel: 250-941-0332 www.coolcomox.ca Anglican Church in North America

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

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

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

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

BAHÁ’Í FAITH

Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

Sunday Worship and Children & Youth Program 10 am Saturday Service 5 pm Rev. Maggie Enwright Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

Val 250-338-7727 (office)

St. George’s

LUTHERAN

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Real Life

Courtenay

Seeking

“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

Christmas Eve Service @ 6:30pm

Worship Services 10am Sundays Mark Isfeld School 1551 Lerwick Road, Courtenay

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

www.comoxunitedchurch.com | 250-339-3966

Doing

Real Change

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Nursery -Grade 7

Minister: Peggy Jensen 250-334-4961

“A place for you: John 14:2

10 am Sunday Worship

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

Comox Community Baptist Church

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

December 16th, 11am Third Sunday of Advent Theme: Joy.

Come out sing all your favourite Christmas carols

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Everyone Welcome

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

250-400-7800

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-338-5811 250-338

250-703-1652

Everyone Welcome. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox

250-339-0224

Wednesday Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 Full Wheelchair e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca Access comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

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

250-338-8454 www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 Morning Service 11am Evening Service 7pm and may the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ cause all to celebrate with joy at this special time of year. All are welcome to our Sunday Services as we lift Him up with thanksgiving and praise.

EE-Mail: Ma features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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!

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

11:00 am Traditional Service

NEW YEAR’S EVE NEW YEAR’S DAY

Christmas Eve Service

www.courtenaybaptist.com

Guest Speaker: Rev. Charles Scott

Merry Christmas

Pastor Rev. Peter Hudson Interim Pastor

9:15 am Contemporary Service

2963 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay (across from Arden Elementary) 250-334-3432

Service 10:30am

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M.

JOIN US IN WORSHIP

Everyone Welcome!

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.

Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

Saturday 5 pm Mass Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Mass

2201 Robert Lang Drive

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck SUNDAY

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

WEEKEND LITURGIES

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Nursery Care & Jr. Church @ 9:15 amSATURDAY

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

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY 250-334-4716

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

250-334-8424

Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

(Old Fish and Game Building)

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

Friends

Sundays 10 am

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

2-4pm Community Carol Sing

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

Pastor A. Ronald Sedo

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Independent - Fundamental

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

White Gift Sunday provides an opportunity to support the Dawn to Dawn Society.

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

PRESBYTERIAN

250.334.9777 livinghope@shaw.ca www.livinghopeonline.ca

1st Street & Penrith

Bay Community Church

Faith Family

@ 10:30 am

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

250 BEACH AVENUE

Email: cxunited@telus.net

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

Real People

living hope

Comox Valley

SATURDAY 5:40 Express Contemporary Worship SUNDAY 8:00 am & 10:00 am Worship www.stpeterscomox.ca

Need to Spread the Word? Word?

We Can Help!

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

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

Dec 24, 4pm A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Dec 25, 10am Holy Eucharist 250-334-4331 http:/stjohnthedivinecourtenay.bc.anglican.ca

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Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, ♦, § The Guts Glory Ram Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after December 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. •$28,888 Purchase Price applies to 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (23A+AGR+XFH) only and includes $7,000 Consumer Cash 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 2013 vehicles which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Ram 1500 Quad 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: 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 with a Purchase Price of $28,888 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $165 with a cost of borrowing of $5,523 and a total obligation of $34,411. 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. ♦Holiday Bonus Cash up to $1,000 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. §2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4x4 with optional equipment shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $40,755. 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. ≠Based on Automotive News classification and 2013 Ram 1500 with 3.6 L V6 4x2 and 8-speed transmission. 11.4 L/100 km (25 MPG) city and 7.8 L/100 km (36 MPG) highway. 2013 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. Ask your dealer for complete EnerGuide information. ΩBased on 2012 Automotive News Full-Size Pickup segmentation and competitive information available at time of printing. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc.

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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 (includes $3,500 price adjustment) 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 (includes $2,000/$1,805/$3,225/$1,250 in price adjustments): 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 starting 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. â&#x2014;&#x160;Based on Natural Resource Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 ecoEnergy award for most fuel efficient full-size car. 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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