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THIS PEDESTRIAN WALKING past Seeds Natural Food Market in Cumberland could have skied past Wednesday had she chosen to do so.

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Winter jolts us out of normal Comox Valley routines Erin Haluschak Record Staff

The aftermath of Wednesday’s wintry gust lingers for Comox Valley residents in the form of snow and slush on the ground. We awoke Wednesday to a slushy mix of rain, snow and

the Comox Valley Airport weather station. Due to the second storm within a week, the village lost power early Wednesday morning, and School District 71 closed schools in the area as a result. Schools in Comox and Courtenay remained open Wednesday.

wind. A vigourous frontal system crossing the Island brought anywhere from five to 10 centimetres of the rain/snow mix, with Cumberland receiving the full brunt of snow. As well, Environment Canada issued a wind warning with wind gusting as high as 83 km/h at

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Elderly couple unable to subdivide Merville property Scott Stanfield Record Staff

An elderly couple having a tough time making ends meet had

hoped to free up their retirement nest egg by subdividing a property in Merville. Their plan, however, does not comply with

MARY MURPHY (RIGHT) and a fellow fairy act the part during Murphy’s Fairy Christmas session last weekend at the Courtenay Library. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

regional district regulations. “This is not in agriculture land,” said Aino Nilsson, 79. “We have no clear answer.” She and her 82-yearold husband had shared the Armstrong Road property with their daughter and son-inlaw for about 20 years. Two homes were constructed with separate services at each end of the property. However, health concerns forced the Nilssons to move to an apartment in Victoria. Daughter Eva McArthur and her husband help pay their parents’ rent but cannot afford to buy them out. Eva said they tried to go through the Comox Valley Regional District. To her understanding, the property is not located within three nodes where higher-density development would be considered under

the Regional Growth Strategy. “That leaves a whole range of people where we are that are locked into these larger properties that are very hard to sell because families can’t afford a big property,” Eva said. “There’s no reason it needs to stay this large. It’s not farmland; it’s all rocks, basically.” A subdivision, she added, would not increase traffic or building activity. “All we wanted was to separate the two properties so that we could sell,” Eva said, noting other residents in Black Creek are facing the same obstacles. “It’s ridiculous the hoops you have to go through. They (CVRD) won’t even consider the situation and that there are real people involved.” The CVRD told McArthur the proposed subdivision does not

comply with zoning, the policies of the Official Community Plan or minimal lot areas outlined in the Regional Growth Strategy. “An application for subdivision was never made with the Province,” said Alana Mullaly, the CVRD’s manager of planning. She said some residents in Settlement Expansion Areas are not able to subdivide. This, however, does not apply to the application in question. “They’re very much in a rural area,” Mul-

laly said. “They were proposing urban-size lots.” She notes the Nilssons made a development variance permit

application, but said the request to permit reduced lot areas is not allowed through a variance, as per the Local Government Act.

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Driving, air travel disrupted by winter conditions Continued from A1

extremely dangerous due to mately 5,600 Comox Val- black ice. ley residents were without “Be extra cautious at electricity. intersections, overpasses DriveBC cautioned and bridges,” she added. motorists to not drive on Air travel was also Highway 19 (Inland Island affected by the weather, as Highway) if not required. a handful of Central MounCompact snow, lim- tain Air and Pacific Coastal ited visibility and strong flights were delayed arrivcrosswinds were ing and departcausing havoc for ing from the Be extra drivers. Comox Valley RCMP were cautious at Airport Wedneskept busy with day. accidents and intersections, On the eve vehicles in the overpasses and prior to the ditch, and on bridges. start of night Thursday mornthose on Nicole Hall skiing, ing, were even Mount Washinvolved in one, ington received as a vehicle rear-ended another 57 centimetres of an RCMP cruiser north of snow, adding to an everBuckley Bay on the Inland growing base of 342 cm as Island Highway. of Thursday morning. “In the last five days, the Environment Canada is Comox Valley RCMP have predicting showers in the responded to over 35 motor morning for Friday with a vehicle collisions, most of high of 5C, with rain and them caused by drivers not showers throughout the adjusting their driving to weekend. the road conditions,” said The chances of having Const. Nicole Hall of the a white Christmas remain Comox Valley RCMP in a slim, with highs reaching press release. five degrees Christmas Eve She noted when bor- and Christmas Day, with dering freezing tempera- lows above freezing. tures, the roadways can be photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Sticks in drains there for a reason Record Staff Some Courtenay residents may have seen stakes along the sides of the road during the blast of wintry weather and wondered what they’re there for. The stakes mark storm drains and serve an important purpose for City crews, according to Courtenay manager of operations Keir Gervais. “So what happens right now is obviously we’re going through, we’re plowing roads, we’re creating

windrows on the side of the street which cover the catch basins,” he said Wednesday. “When the melt occurs, if the catch basins are plugged and then we have subsequent flooding, the stake is an indicator as to where the actual catch basin is so we can come along and quickly target the actual location of the catch basin.” Gervais said there’s been some isolated incidents of flooding due to snowmelt and rain but crews have been able to get things cleaned up quickly.

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School district tells McRae savings can’t be found Renee Andor Record Staff

A letter asking school districts to find extra money in their alreadytight budgets has left Comox Valley trustees unimpressed. Education Minister Don McRae, who is also the Comox Valley MLA and a former Comox Valley teacher, sent a letter to all school board chairs in the province earlier this month asking them to find savings in their budgets equivalent to 1.5 per cent of support staff compensation in their respective districts by mid-January. The money would be used for CUPE support staff wage increases at the bargaining table as per the government’s Cooperative Gains Mandate; the mandate states public sector employee wage increases must come at no new cost, but by finding efficiencies within existing funds. According to School District 71 secretary treasurer Russell Horswill, to meet the minister’s request the district would need to find $106,000 in savings for the 2012/13 budget, and he noted the year is already about halfway over. The letter states the savings cannot “negatively impact the delivery of educational programming for students” and, during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, finance committee chair Rick Grinham asked aloud if McRae was “kidding” after reading that part of the letter. “We went through quite a process in our budget (2012/13) and we actually cut a number of things to balance our budget,” said Grinham. “And we’re just projecting right now that we’re going to have to do a budget adjustment for 2013/14, and there’s going to

be some cuts because there’s some demands on financing and some other expectations for costs, so this really is not doable.” Horswill also told trustees a subsequent conference call revealed the ministry would like districts to find savings totalling 1.5 per cent of

follow-up, is $106,000 in this year, about $709,000 in 13/14 and about $1 million in 14/15,” Horswill told trustees. “What’s important to point out is the mandate does not allow a reduction in services, people, personnel, we’re not allowed to transfer costs to the public, we’re

This is not doable and I really, ❝ really am not happy with the Ministry of Education downloading — that’s what I call it — downloading wages and increases for employees on boards when it’s their responsibility.

Janice Caton support staff compensation in the 2013/14 budget. He added teachers are due to bargain under the Cooperative Gains Mandate soon — their contract expires at the end of the school year — which could mean a request to find further savings to pay for teacher wage increases. Horswill then outlined some numbers assuming the same savings would need to be found for teachers starting with the 2013/2014 budget. “So overall the effect on our budget, if this Cooperative Gains Mandate would apply, based on the Minister’s letter and subsequent

not allowed to have any form of reduction. “Our total non-payroll budget is about $11 million and so if we start applying those percentages into the $11 million it’s quite a difficult exercise.” These savings could be found in operational cost reductions, increased efficiencies, service redesign, increases in revenue and other initiatives, suggested the letter. Horswill added possible efficiencies have already been looked at closely, leaving “not a lot, if any, low-hanging fruit” in the district’s budget. Board of Education vice-chair Janice Caton

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made a motion to write a letter back to McRae expressing the board’s concerns and stating that it won’t be able to find the savings. “This is not doable and I really, really am not happy with the Ministry of Education downloading — that’s what I call it — downloading wages and increases for employees on boards when it’s their responsibility.” In a follow-up interview with McRae on Wednesday, he stressed the letter is a request. “Some people are portraying this as a demand from me to the districts — it’s an ask,” he said. “It’s an ask, not a demand.” He pointed out other public sectors, such as health, have been able to find savings for employee wage increases, and he said he believes some school districts will, too. The letter also states

the BC Public School Employers’ Association will discuss a “benefits and disability management modernization initiative “with support staff unions to free up some more money. “We just don’t have any money,” said McRae of the Province. During the meeting,

Board of Education chair Tom Weber noted districts appear “unanimous in their disapproval” of the request and that the BC School Trustees’ Association is collecting feedback from individual education boards to form a united front on the matter.

He also made clear the board’s position on finding savings is not a comment on whether support staff or teachers should receive wage increases. Caton’s motion to send a letter to McRae was passed unanimously. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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RCMP REPORT Week of Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, 2012

On Dec. 11th , 2012 police received several (more) reports of unlocked vehicles being entered and items stolen. These thefts occurred in the North Courtenay area. These thefts are becoming more frequent and mostly due to vehicles being unlocked and easy to enter. Please lock your vehicles to prevent these thefts. (2012-15178 et al) A report of a theft of a Blue and Gray colored mountain bike was called into police on Dec. 11th, 2012. The owner reports having it at the Old House Village when it was stolen. (2012-15180) On Dec. 11th, 2012 police responded to a report of two males beating up another man on the 2700 block of Maryport Ave. in Cumberland. Immediate attendance was made and a suspect was located leaving the scene and taken into custody. The second man involved was located shortly after and also taken into custody. This matter is still under investigation. (2012-15200) An attempted break and enter to a residence on the 4600 block of Kilmarnock drive in Royston was called into police on Dec. 12th, 2012. Thieves attempted to pry open a sliding door. (2012-15230) On Dec. 12th, 2012 police attended a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Woods Ave. and 5th St. in Courtenay. The investigation revealed that a vehicle that was turning left onto 5th St. from Woods Ave. turned in front of a vehicle that was Southbound on 5th St., causing a collision. The driver was charged under the motor vehicle act. (2012-15246) Police attended a two vehicle collision on the 2700 block of Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay on Dec. 12th, 2012. The driver of a pickup truck was charged after rear ending a vehicle traveling in the same direction. (2012-15251) On Dec. 12th, 2012 a report of a fight at the Mex Pub resulted in a Comox man being given a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and having his vehicle towed and impounded. After the disturbance had occurred the man was located driving in Courtenay. The man has been banned from the liquor establishment. (2012-15273) A theft of power tools from a garage on the 1800 block of 10th St. in Courtenay was reported to police on Dec. 13th, 2012. (2012-15293) Police attended a shed fire that happened on the 2100 block of Hector Rd. in Comox on the afternoon of Dec. 13th, 2012. The Comox Fire department also attended and extinguished the blaze. (2012-15302) On Dec. 13th, 2012 police took a report of two young men stealing a bottle of liquor at the liquor store located on the 400 block of Lerwick Rd. in Courtenay. The theft was caught on video surveillance and the two are known to staff. (2012-15314) On Dec. 13th, 2012 a report of a hit and run collision at the Walmart parking lot, was reported to police by the vehicles owner. A witness saw a Blue colored Toyota pickup, with a Red ATV in the box, back into a car and quickly depart the area. (2012-15324) On Dec. 14th, 2012 police attended to a single vehicle roll over collision on the Duncan Bay main in Courtenay. It was determined that the vehicle was traveling too fast for the road conditions at the time and the driver was given a ticket under the motor vehicle drive. (2012-15332) Police responded to a hit and run collision on Dec. 14th, 2012 on Cliffe Ave. at 6th St. in Courtenay. Through investigation it was learned that a vehicle turning onto Cliffe Ave. from 6th St. collided with a vehicle that was making a left turn off of Cliffe Ave. This investigation is continuing. (2012-15333)

CAROLERS SANG SONGS of the season last weekend in the Filberg Heritage Lodge in Comox. Children flocked to the same historic building for the opportunity to meet the jolly guy with the white beard in the red suit. PHOTOS BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

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On Dec. 14th, 2012 a hit and run collision that occurred in the parking lot of little Caesers Pizza in Comox was investigated by police. Investigation revealed that a vehicle backing out of a parking stall collided with another vehicle and then fled the scene when the police were called. This investigation resulted in the registered owner of the suspect vehicle being charged under the motor vehicle. (2012-15347) Police are investigating a report of an assault that happened on the 14th of Dec. 2012 on the 200 block of Back Rd. in Courtenay. The man reporting stated that he answered the door and another man known to him punched him in the head. Assault charges are being pressed. (2012-15348) On Dec. 15th, 2012 police attended a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Back Rd. and Ryan Rd. in Courtenay. One of the vehicles was going through the intersection south bound when the other vehicle, which was travelling north bound, turned left onto Ryan Rd. and striking the first vehicle. (2012-15393) On the night of Dec. 15th, 2012 police were called to a report of several people fighting on the lawn at a residence on the 4700 block of Cherry Ridge Dr. in Courtenay, and the possibility of a weapon being used. The investigation is ongoing. (2012-15363) A theft from a vehicle on the 2200 block of Stirling place in Courtenay was called into police on Dec. 15th, 2012. The car was unlocked at the time. (2012-15399) An off duty police officer called the dispatch on Dec. 15th, 2012 to report that they found a vehicle running in the parking lot of the car sales business on the 900 block of Comox Rd. in Courtenay. The car was secured and the keys taken to the RCMP detachment.(2012-15404) On the night of Dec. 15th, 2012 police were checking vehicles, on 5th St. at Willemar Ave. in Courtenay, looking for Impaired drivers. One vehicle was noted to have a strong smell of marijuana coming from it and the driver was checked and found to be impaired by a drug so he was given a 24 hour suspension from driving and had his vehicle towed. (2012-15405) On Dec. 15th, 2012 at a road check on 5th St. at Willemar Ave. in Courtenay male driver was checked found to be have been consuming alcohol. The man was given a 3 day immediate roadside prohibition and had his vehicle towed and impounded. (2012-15407) On Dec. 16th, 2012 police attended a report of an accident on the 1700 block of Fitzgerald Ave. in Courtenay. The investigation revealed that a pickup truck went off the road and ran into a pole causing several thousand dollars in damage. The driver was found to have consumed alcohol and was later charged with Impaired driving and released for a future court date. (2012-15418) On Dec. 16th, 2012 police responded to several reports of thefts from motor vehicles in the Back Rd. area in Courtenay. Some of the vehicles had windows smashed out most were unlocked. (2012-15424) Police received a call of a smashed living room window at a residence on the 1500 block of Cumberland Rd. in Courtenay on Dec. 16th, 2012. The home owner reports hearing a noise in the early morning hours and then when he went into his living room he found the smashed window. (2012-15427) On the night of Dec. 16th, 2012 police responded to a report of a prowler in the area of Coniston crescent in Cumberland. A man was located and arrested for Mischief and Obstruction and held for a court appearance.

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Donated books help The Views Rotary Club of Comox making it easier for seniors to read

KRIS KRINGLE CUT a dashing figure Sunday afternoon at the sports centre during the Comox Valley Regional District’s Everyone Welcome Skate. As well as zipping around the ice, Santa took time to pose for photos on the Zamboni with kids young and old. PHOTO BY EARLE COUPER

The Views at St. Joseph’s Hospital is a residential care facility that provides a homelike environment. This community provides complex care for 125 people, primarily seniors, with varying degrees of cognitive and/or physical abilities. The Rotary Club of Comox is donating large-print books to The Views, in the name of each guest speaker that presents to the Rotary Club of Comox. The books are useful for the Time for Two program where a volunteer reads to a resident, as well as for

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Raise some money, build a home Youth wanted for Habitat for Humanity competition A brainchild of popular local musician Joey Clarkson and Habitat for Humanity, The House the Kids Built is a friendly competition directed at the youth of the Comox Valley. It inspires them to take action and create real and positive change in their community through a fundraising competition that is open to local youth aged five through 18. The challenge is for participants to raise money to sponsor a Habitat for Humanity house to be built in our community in 2013. The challenge will continue until May 10, with special prizes to the most successful and innovative young philanthropists. “One of the most important things you can do to empower youth is to give them something outside of themselves to put energy into, “says Clarkson.” By working together for a common goal, especially a goal as important as housing for those in need, they can see how many people out there care, and see the positive power youth can have if they only reach out and take it. “The House the Kids Built will be a physical reminder, living long past the life of the competition, of the positive change and contribution we can make to our world when we bring our community, youth and leaders together.” Clarkson will visit School District 71 schools in the following weeks meeting students, inspiring them to take the opportunity to make an immediately visible difference in their community.

POPULAR LOCAL MUSICIAN Joey Clarkson is aligning with Habitat for Humanity to get youth involved in raising funds for a home to be built in the Comox Valley. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the belief that everyone has the right to a decent and safe place to live. Mobilizing communi-

ties, engaging people from different walks of life Habitat is eliminating substandard housing one build at a time. Since 2004 Habi-

tat for Humanity has built eight homes for hard-working families on the North Island, and they are constructing six more. Showcasing Joey’s new song Everybody, especially written for this project, Clarkson is looking for youth who would like to be a part of the recording. Selected students will have the opportunity to take part in the production and public premier of this new Habitat anthem at the gala kickoff party in January 2013. The single will be released via iTunes next spring, with all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity. For more information on this project, and how you can get involved, visit www. facebook.com/thehousethekidsbuilt or e-mail thehousethekidsbuilt@gmail.com. — Habitat for Humanity

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few hours of their own Christmas to help prepare for the dinner. Through hard work and huge generosity, a mountain of turkeys, veggies, desserts and other supplies have been collected from local businesses and Chef Andrew is ready to put together another big feast for one and all. For more information, contact Rob at 250-702-3896. — Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner

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LEFT TO RIGHT, Rick Dobson, John Blyth, Marilyn Hannah and Alan Goodacre celebrate the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers earning the 2012 Community Action Award. PHOTO BY ELLEN RAINWALKER

Seed savers honoured Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) has been presented with the 2012 Community Action Award. This annual award from the Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians is presented to a community organization that promotes social, economic or environmental justice. In the past, Council of Canadians has given the Community Action Award to groups such as Water Watch, CoalWatch and Food Not Bombs. For 13 years, CVGSS has been working to conserve and preserve our local plant diversity by

encouraging and supporting public participation in growing heritage and non-hybrid food crops and plants. Its members organize Seedy Saturday every spring, promoting seed saving, sharing and exchanging, encouraging organic gardening and composting, and providing information on mason bees. For more information on CVGSS, see www.cvgss.orgfor. For more information on the Comox Valley chapter of the Council of Canadians, see www.cvcanadians.org. — Council of Canadians

Fish hatchery operated The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Oyster River Enhancement Society (ORES) signed a licence renewal agreement recently to operate the fish hatchery in Bear Creek nature park in Black Creek. CVRD electoral area directors and staff, ORES executive members and volunteers and Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) representatives shared in the celebration at the hatchery. The renewed agreement, which is in effect for five years, outlines the terms of ORES contributions to enhance, restore and protect the valuable fish, waterfowl and wildlife habitat of the Oyster River watershed. “It’s a real pleasure to see so many dedicated society volunteers continue to work collectively with the CVRD Quality Clothing Affordable Prices

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River and is one of Vancouver Island’s longstanding volunteer hatchery and enhancement organizations. The membership has grown significantly to include members from all over the regional district and beyond. — Comox Valley Regional District

The end of the longcount Mayan calendar on Dec. 21 has provoked apocalyptic fears, doomsday books, films, parodies and outbreaks of panic. By contrast, the positive and forwardlooking Birth 2012 movement organized by the Shift Network (www.theshiftnetwork. com) offers a creative and hopeful alternative. The movement aims to turn this marker point into a “birth day” on Dec. 22 for a new era that is healthy, sustainable, and peaceful. The conveners recognize the power of this once-in-5,000-year turning point to unify people globally to create a world that works for all. The Comox Valley is listed as a hub on the Shift Network as one of the communities committed to being part of the “birth day” — a global initiative that has spread across all borders. Our local public event is called Dawning of the Seventh Golden Age. The public is invited to join in this free community celebration at the upper Native Sons Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. this Saturday. Donations will be gratefully received to help cover costs. It involves people of all ages celebrating, as a community, recognizing Dec. 22 as being the first day of a new age of enlightenment, the emergence of a new world. Wes Gietz in his role

SHIFT as a shaman will facilitate the quieter, more sacred energy of the first half, which will involve singing and reflective interaction. The second half of the program will be more active, reflecting an atmosphere of fantasy, joy, humour and hopefulness. Colour, costumes, music, dance, ritual and theatrical performances are planned. Swami Beyondananda’s stand-in may just show up! There will be interactive singing and participation for the whole family. The program will end with a spiral dance. Carmie’s Catering will sell light foods for supper. Bring a flashlight because “You” are the Light of the World! Come and be the change you want to see. Costumes for attendees are welcomed that represent a higher vision of humanity at its best. Visit http://celebrate12222012comoxvalley. weebly.com/open-invitation.html for updates, contact information

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‘SONNY’ HAWAIIAN DINNER The Friday group took it upon themselves to organize a recent Hawaiian feast for the clients attending the Sonshine Lunch Club that day. Instead of taking 140 lunch guests to Hawaii, the Friday SLC volunteers served them a sunny Hawaiian dinner with all the trimmings at St. George’s United church in Courtenay.

Home tour good for The Gardens A successful Christmas House Tour was held recently in the Comox Valley. The annual tour presented by the Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society created muchneeded funding for the care and maintenance of The Gardens on Anderton. The community gardens on Anderton Road is managed by volunteers and focused on wellness. “Community support, hardworking volunteers and a little help from Mother Nature keeps our gardens alive,” said society president Len Landry. “We are very grateful for the public’s participation in our annual Christmas House Tour and would like to thank the homeowners who volunteered their

NEWS Your Community. Your Newspaper A HOME TOUR recently helped raise funds to maintain The Gardens on Anderton. homes, the incredible designers and the local merchants who sold tickets, provided decorations, in-kind services and prizing.” Those merchants and designers included Art Knapp, Blue Heron Books, Claire Hargreaves, Debra Horsley, Gabriela Brown, Home Depot, Home and Gar-

den Gate, Janice Hayward Photography, Kacy Bolton, Leanne Anglin, Purely Flower Boutique, On The Fly Café, Rattan Plus, Silk Soap Factory, Shelley Gartside, Speedpro Signs, Tab Imports, Tamara Penna, the staff at Berwick Residence (Comox) and Vanessa Joy.

For further information on The Gardens on Anderton or how to become involved in the Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society, visit www.gardensonanderton.org or www. facebook/thegardensonanderton. — Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society

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Island Pilates and Fitness hosts its annual food bank drive this Saturday at IPF Studio, 303B 13th St. in Courtenay from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with an ‘80s-inspired workout. IPF director, Leanne Zdebiak-Eni will channel Jane Fonda as she takes you through a fun, high-energy workout replete with vintage aerobics moves. IPF Studio holds an event every December to benefit the CV Food Bank. “We try to make the food drive special because the CVFB has such a significant place in our community, we want to show our gratitude by celebrating what they do in the Comox Valley,” says Zdebiak-Eni. “I’ll even be wearing an authentic ‘80s leopard print leotard given to me by one of my regular cli-

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ents.” Jeff Hampton of the CVFB stresses that this time of year is vital for the food bank. Donations now will help feed local families over the holidays at a time that can be very hard for those in need. Admission to the food bank drive is by donation, suggested

$10 to $15, and nonperishable food items are encouraged. The best ‘80s outfit will receive a prize. For more information, contact IPF at 250-7032673, or e-mail info@ islandpilates.ca. IPF is located at 303B 13th St. in Courtenay. — Island Pilates and Fitness

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CARE-A-VAN DRIVER ALLAN Morrison helps Michael D. with warm clothing.

Care-A-Van team active at helping the homeless A total of 33 volunteer professionals on the street Respect, dignity, warmth, shelter, health — these aren’t the items that you would find on a typical Christmas wish list. These words shouldn’t express wishes at all. These words describe basic human need. There are people in our own community who find these basic human needs out of reach. Homelessness lives right here in our community. Comox Bay Care Society was created to address the needs of the homeless population in the Comox Valley. The Care-A-Van is a mobile medical clinic that offers health-care services to those who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in the Comox Valley. A total of 33 volunteers — 14 nurses, three doctors, three dentists, two pharmacists and one optometrist donate their professional skills side by side with a group

of dedicated volunteer outreach drivers. Over 650 individuals have been cared for aboard the Care-A-Van to date. There is immense value in giving a face to homelessness in our community. Photographer Karen McKinnon of McKinnon Photography is working together with this compassionate group of volunteers to help bring an element of realism to the issue of homelessness in the Comox Valley. Homelessness isn’t a glamorous issue — but it is a very real and worthy issue; there is worth in every life. It is an issue that touches the lives of a very vulnerable population. All people have a story, a history, a past and it is important to embrace the opportunity to offer a hand towards a future to those who need it most. The Comox Bay Care Society’s Care-A-Van has identified a need and they are indeed a non-profit in action. The Comox Bay Care Society is working hard in our community to promote positive chang-

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es in the lives of those who are homeless. “These people are our sisters and our brothers. The right thing to do is to help them reclaim their lives and their autonomy,” says Helen Boyd, co-ordinator of the Care-A-Van program. “There is so much left to be done in regards to the issue of homelessness in our community. Photography is a strong medium that bears witness in a very privileged manner to our universal need to be seen and heard. We are very grateful to Karen for her gift to us.” For more, visit www. comoxbaycare.org. — Comox Bay Care Society

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Pot flourished 10 years ago Courtenay’s Randy Every Friday we A LOOK BACK Wiwchar said the profeature Valley history posal was very conceptaken from our back tual at that point. issues. “There will probably Five years ago this ENEE be walkways and viewweek in the Comox NDOR points and parking. Valley Record: The park centre could Comox Valley politicians turned out to Valley. He added many be anything from a hear about an innova- were in expensive small amphitheatre to tive way to minimize houses in upscale sub- an interactive display,” he added. their landfill-destined divisions. “Some of these housTwenty years waste. ago this week in Mayor Rob Hutchins, es have been busted the Comox Valley from the Town of three or four times, so Record: Ladysmith, made a the landlords are clearThe Sunrise Quad presentation about ly turning a blind eye,” officially opened his community’s at Mount Washroadside organics Some of these houses ington Ski Resort. disposal pickup Premier Mike program. have been busted three or Harcourt, and “It will cause four times, so the landlords about 75 other in your commuVIPs, showed up nity a general are clearly turning a blind launch the new sense of doing the eye. Const. Trevor Allen to lift. right thing,” said “The new lift Hutchins. he said. is not only an added Ten years ago this Fifteen years bonus to the economy week in the Comox ago this week in of the Valley and the Valley Record: the Comox Valley entire Island, it’s also a B.C. Bud was Record: milestone in the moundeclared big business Preliminary concept tain’s story because in the Valley by RCMP Const. Trevor Allen, drawings for Simms it’s a sign of where the who said upwards of Millennium Park were mountain is and where 400 grow operations ready for public feed- it’s going,” said resort president George Stuwere thriving in the back.

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Questions to ask yourself about your aging parents Last week, my dear friend Melissa from Toronto called me with some distressing news about her parents. Her Mom, who is but 70 years old, is showing early signs of dementia. Her Dad, who is 10 years older, is facing some major mobility issues due to chronic back pain. Needless to say, Melissa is, as she puts it, “freaking out” about a pending eldercare crisis. I’m quite distressed, too. Her parents, who I still call Mr. and Mrs. Green, were a constant presence in my life up until I moved west. When Melissa asked if I could visit the family home and assess the situation, I immediately said, “Yes” and in another breath, starting peppering her with questions about the current situation. Although my primary motive was gathering facts, I’d be lying if it wasn’t also to mentally prepare myself for the shocking changes in her parent’s physical and mental health. Most long-distance caregivers rely on regular telephone conversations or by keeping in close contact with in-town family and friends to gauge how well an aging loved one is managing. When families visit after an extended time away, it can feel overwhelming to see the physical, emotional and cognitive changes in an aging loved one. Families often overlook the “signs” that aging loved ones may need more help or care than they are willing to admit to. Uncertainties or lack of knowledge about the aging process makes it hard to judge whether a senior’s behaviour is normal or a cause for concern. I’ve listed some of the key indicators to focus on when determining if seniors are in need of additional care or assistance. Appearance often shows if an aging loved one is being limited either physically or mentally from completing daily tasks. Are clothes being properly laundered? Do they look unkempt? Does Mom continue to wear makeup? When you hug your parents, do they feel frailer? What did a “sniff test” reveal? Listening to how an aging parent speaks and how they say it can tell you a lot about

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Christmas joy gone Christmas is coming and I’ve just gotten an awful blow from my son. He and his wife live up north on the mainland. They are looking to start a family, and turns out that after they have a baby, they won’t be coming home for Christmas any more. He talked about the complication of travelling with a baby, the expense, the setting up of their own traditions. We have always had our whole family here for Christmas. That IS the tradition. I’m in shock that they would even consider this. This has just taken all of the joy out of Christmas for me. How do I get them to change their mind? Sounds like you really value everyone to your home for Christmas. It’s pretty distressing to you that your son and his wife are looking to change things after they have a baby. At the best of times change is hard. When it involves tradition and Christmas, it can get really intense. Before we get to your son, though, what I’m hearing is that even thinking about this problem is robbing you of the joy of this Christmas. To prevent that from happening, it might be interesting to ask yourself these questions: “If this was truly the last Christmas that we all spend together, how do I want it to go? “In five year’s time if I look back on this Christmas do I want to remember that I spent my time upset that my son might not be home next Christmas, or that I really enjoyed that he was here this one?” Hopefully those questions will help to ensure that future possibilities don’t rob you

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There are ❝ times to really pay attention to feelings, and there are times to put them on the back burner. This is one of those times.

Diane Davies think of some ways that you can cue yourself to stop and take it in: to notice what is happening and enjoy it with every fibre of your being. Maybe every time you hear your favourite Christmas song, you stop and enjoy what is happening at that moment — what you can see, the sound of the music, how it makes you feel, any smells or flavour in the

air. At this moment, your son and his wife, and other children are coming for Christmas. Focus on that as much as is possible, reminding yourself of that whenever other distressing thoughts come up about the future … as they will, from time to time. And when they do, one of the best ways to help deal with them is to make a plan. Rather than avoiding it, go down the worst-case scenario in your mind. What would you do if they did not come to your home for Christmas? Get very practical in your mind: How would you set the table, would any foods change, what would be the sleeping arrangements for those that are at your home be, etc. Focusing on something practical will help to avoid getting swept into the emotion of a possibility that is, at the least, a year away. Emotions that would seek to rob you of this Christmas. There are times to really pay attention to feelings, and there are times to put them on the back burner. This is one of those times. There will be lots of time to pay attention to feelings if possibility turns into fact. Sounds like your son See COULD, A23

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DIRK FROM TELUS presents a $1,500 cheque to Cheryl Ann Kelly and Allan Perich from KidSport Comox Valley. Kidsport will pay for registration, “So All Kids Can Play” in a sport of their choice. The Telus donation will fund seven to eight children in the Comox Valley.

THE MEMBERS OF 1726 Canadian Scott Regt. Army Cadets thank Courtenay Legion Br. 17 for their ongoing support to the cadets’ training program and activities. Pictured here, Gary Flath, Courtenay Legion 17 liaison officer, presents a cheque to Cadet MWO Rachel Lafitte. Representing Corps staff is Cpl. Amanda Darlington.

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DYLAN TIBBITS OF Courtenay (left) receives a $500 grant from the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC through its bursary program, CarCareerBC. Tibbits is currently employed by Mike Finneron Hyundai and enrolled in the Automotive Service Technician program at Vancouver Community College. He is pictured with Mike Finneron, dealer principal, Finneron Hyundai.

THE COMOX VALLEY Home-Based & Small Business Association presented more than $300 to the Comox Valley Food Bank as a result of its raffle at their eighth annual Small Biz Expo. In photo: Marg Szafron (HBSBA VP), Susan Somerset (food bank manager), Jeff Hampton (food bank director) and Donna Clairmont (HBSBA president).

TOM PLUMB FROM Kinetic Construction presents a $4,000 cheque to Anita Brassard and Clarice Coty of YANA to help ensure Comox Valley families are supported both financially and emotionally while taking care of their sick children.

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ROGER BALL OF Comox took along a copy of his favourite hometown newspaper to Playa Del Carmen Mexico, located on the beautiful Mayan Riviera.

KEEN COMOX VALLEY RECORD reader Sheila Ord at Tulum, Mexico. Glenn Ord took the photo.

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.

OOH-LA-LA! Florence “Bunny” Cooper became one of the Comox Valley’s newest octogenarians in October. Earlier this year she took us along to the Eiffel Tower.

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Customizers offer new service The LeSage family, creators of A Touch Too Much tribute to AC/DC, offers a greatly needed service to Vancouver Island residents. Part of living on the West Coast is accepting the fact that road salt and natural salt air takes a toll on vehicles. “More often than not once a car rusts out it is not worth the cost to repair, but as with anything there are exceptions,” Brandon said. “As a welder/fabricator it is my job to conduct the required repairs whether it’s in the body panels or frame itself, and it’s been my experience that unless the car in question is a classic or collectible for some reason, it’s just not cost effective. “With the rising number of classics and collectible cars on Vancouver Island the LeSages feel there is a niche market in assist-

ing owners with the masterpieces, we are takes.” Fortunately for the inevitable need for rust forced to find alternarepair. Although there tive ways to survive,” LeSages with their are many body shops said Mur, the father. skills and their shop on the Island, most are “As a resident of Van- facility in Courtenay not interested in deal- couver Island, we are they are able to make ing with rust issues as all in the same boat the change in directhe jobs generally tie until the local economy tion. “We don’t intend to up the shop for longer picks back up. “We have invested continue this once we periods of time. This only gets in the way everything we have go back to building World Class of their mainCustoms,” said stream busiWarren, the ness of collision We have invested everyyoungest of repair.” three brothers. The LeSage thing we have into setting the “As the finfamily shares stage for what is yet to come. it is my a different outMur LeSage isher, job to see to it look on the rust that whatever repair business. Although they would into setting the stage we do looks as best it rather leave it alone, for what is yet to come. could, before it leaves they need some form of We are in discussion our shop. If that means cash flow until any one with two different TV painting over Branof the many things they producers about doing don’s rust repairs, so are working on come to a show about us and we be it. It’s an honorable have some pretty wild way of making a living fruition. “It’s not that we are concepts lined up for and if you look around quitting the pursuit when it happens. It’s at many of the classic of our goals of creat- just a matter of time, cars on this Island, it’s ing our own custom and without an inves- a service that is needed designs, but without tor to carry us through by more than just a the required capital to the waiting period, we few.” Mitchel, the one in move forward with our will do whatever it

Edward Jones among best in Canada For the 11th consecutive year, financial services firm Edward Jones was named by Aon Hewitt to the 50

Best Employers in Canada list, published in Maclean’s magazine. The firm ranked in the No. 14 spot.

SweetPea relocates The SweetPea Toy Company has moved its office from Calgary to Courtenay. The company designs and manufactures the award-winning SweetPea3 MP3 Player for Kids, the top selling MP3 player for children up to six. It won the 2009 Canadian Toy Testing Council Toy of the Year award and continues to grow in popularity. “We moved to the Comox Valley primarily for lifestyle reasons,” says company president Dan Lemay. “My wife and I have young children and we were looking for a smaller community with good access to nature and outdoor recreation, a Waldorf school and a more balanced pace of life than in a big

city. We certainly have found that here in the Comox Valley and are quite pleased to be establishing roots in this community.” The SweetPea3 is manufactured in China and ships worldwide through the website www.sweetpeatoyco. com and through Amazon.com. It is available in Courtenay at Whale’s Tale Toys. The company is an innovator in electronic toys for children, dedicated to providing parents with tools needed to immerse children in music and educational programming. Their first product, the SweetPea3TM MP3 player, is a unique blend of ruggedness, style, functionality and safety.

According to financial advisers in the Courtenay area, the company’s associates continue to recognize Edward Jones as one of the best employers in Canada because of its core goal to help people achieve financial independence. Two hundred and eighty Canadian employers took part in the 2013 Best Employ-

ers survey with more than 190,000 Canadian workers responding to questions that focused on employee engagement. Edward Jones was recognized for the training it provides new financial advisers and flexible work arrangements it offers employees so they can balance their work with their private lives.

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the family that does a bit of everything added: “Personally I don’t care either way, it’s all work, and if cutting cancer out of cars puts groceries on the table, then I’m in. “Meeting with James Hetfield of Metallica and Brian Johnson of AC/DC to discuss our original designs was part of what inspired us to hang in through these tough times. As they both told us, we are merely in the starving artist stage of our careers and if we intend to succeed we have to stick with it.” Warren added: “When men of their calibre take time out of their day to admire our work and further inspire us with positive praise, I for one listened. “The original designs we have for the upcoming TV series will blow most people away. Our AC/DC tribute was just the beginning.” For more information visit xxxcustomrides. com. Like the LeSage family on facebook at http://www.facebook. com/triplexcustomrides.

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Numbers don’t lie, do they? Finance Minister Mike de Jong and Premier Christy Clark insist the 2013-14 pre-election budget will be in the black despite the fact that this year’s budget is headed for a deficit of $1.47 billion. De Jong has said to achieve his 2013-14 surplus target, “We’ve still got $200 million to $300 million of work to do.” However, most of the important budget-making choices have already been made behind the scenes. The finance minister already knows how he’s going to manage this accounting miracle. He just doesn’t want to talk about it. And, when he drops the budget in February, the legislature will be quickly adjourned for the launch of the election campaign. There will be no estimates debate to examine budget assumptions. Instead, what passes for budget scrutiny will be lost in the noise of campaign claims and counterclaims. This budgetary dance is made more egregious by the current $15-million Jobs Plan advertising. Make the mistake of turning on the evening TV news these days and your reward is a take-noprisoners sales pitch. One of the advertisements blithely claims: “In this uncertain global economy ... we’re balancing the budget by controlling spending.” In reality, the Liberals are almost certainly going to achieve an operational surplus with the help of tax increases embedded in a variety of measures from income tax adjustments to hikes in a variety of mandatory user fees. What is most disturbing is the fact that while the government tries to keep us focused on the merits of a balanced operating budget, our accumulated total debt is rocketing through the $60-billion threshold and shows no signs of abatement. It is a mortgage against our future fiscal stability that has been growing at the rate of about $2 billion a year. That is the antithesis to “controlling spending.” Campbell River Mirror

Record Question of the Week This week: Eighty-two per cent of respondents said they have donated or will donate to a charity during the Christmas season. Next week: Will you travel out of the area to visit family or friends during the holiday season? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Thanks to Comox Valley Tim Tha Hortons for making the New Year’s free family swim and skate possible. It happens Dec. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the sports centre.

Any increase in the cost of medical marijuana would place an even greater burden on members of our society who can ill afford another obstacle.

Hospital site makes no sense Dear editor, I admire the ingenuity of the hospital selection board building the hospital just a block away from the highest crash corner in the Comox Valley. When there are the inevitable serious crashes at the corner, they won’t even have to send ambulances out — just roll a few gurneys down to the corner! The savings will be massive! Seriously, though, I would like to describe a scenario that is bound to happen if the hospital is built at the poorly chosen NIC location. Let’s say Bob and I are paramedics and our ambulance and several others have been called to a massive accident on the highway south of Cumberland. There is a blizzard going on and there is eight inches of very slippery snow (the Valley does have major snowfalls, three feet in 1996, two feet in 1995). Driving is very bad and road crews are scrambling to try to clear the snow. We get to the accident scene and load up some of the injured and head for the hospital. Along Cliffe Avenue the traffic starts to back up and we find out that there are several crashes on the 17th Street Bridge and with four lanes blocked, there is no way we can get across even with our siren blaring. We head for the Fifth Street Bridge and it is jammed up with traffic backed up to 14th Street. We finally get across the bridge and head for Ryan Road. We get to Superstore and look ahead up Ryan and gasp. There are cars strewn all over Ryan from top to bottom in the four lanes and there are snowplows trying to clear and sand the road and police and wreckers trying to clear accidents. It is total gridlock! The only chance to get these badly injured people to the hospital is to head up Mission Hill to

Veterans Memorial Parkway. We have a hard time getting up Mission Hill, as there are cars sliding all over the road and there are a few accidents. After an hour and a half, we are finally able to reach the hospital but with the time delay, one of the patients has died despite our best efforts.

When there are the ❝ inevitable serious crashes at the corner, they won’t even have to send ambulances out — just roll a few gurneys down to the corner! The savings will be massive!

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Bob and I look at each other and in unison say, “How could they have built it up here when they had all those other sites available on the Courtenay side with no hills or bridges?” Of course, snow is not the only thing to cause delays on our bridge crossings. We have recently experienced a month of repairs on the Fifth Street Bridge, which created long backups of traffic. The past few weeks there has been maintenance on the 17th Street Bridge with one lane blocked causing delays. There has been much discussion of the pros and cons of one large main hospital between

Courtenay and Campbell River or two small ones. The sensible choice is obvious to have one large main one halfway with lots of specialists and the ability to do operations such as pacemakers, angiograms and many others that require going to Nanaimo or Victoria. It has been pointed out that the larger central hospital would attract more specialists. We had occasion to experience this a few years ago when we were living in the Interior. A fine young doctor who did locums in our town and his wife were doing medical specialties and were looking to establish a practice. They favoured coming to the Comox Valley and had heard about the large central hospital being considered. He asked us a lot of questions about it and when we told him that two smaller hospitals would probably be built, he stated, “We won’t be going there; we need a large central hospital for our practices!” We wonder how often this has happened! Of course, financially it makes perfect sense because our provincial government has an inexhaustible supply of millions to burn! Let’s add $600 million (going on to $8 million to $10 million by the time the hospitals are finished by 2017). Our provincial capital debt is going up like a rocket with decisions like this. Bruce Jaffary, Comox

No right to end child’s life Dear editor, In response to Mrs. Bauman’s letter last Wednesday, I only have to say that she seriously misses Pastor Falk’s point. Yes, mothers do need community support in order for them to properly care for their

children. But that does not change the fact that a baby, like its parents, is a person. No mother ever has any right to end her child’s life. Brendon Johnson, Courtenay


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Moving hospital would be costly

SKIER MEL PEMBLE is thrilled to be on skis again, thanks to the Podium of Life Ski Academy on Mount Washington.

Skiing not scary for her these days Dear editor, I used to be terrified of skiing. After my skiing accident in France 2007 where I twisted a knee, I never wanted to ski again. In 2009 we moved to Canada and I was still terrified to ski. My mom said to have a lesson and if I still hated skiing I would never have to ski again so I agreed and she booked a lesson with a ski instructor named Dave Brown. After 20 minutes of my lesson I could ski and even better I enjoyed it. I continued to have lessons with this wonderful instructor, who is now my friend. One day after a lesson with him he told my mom that I was really fast and that I should try race club. It was only September 2011 that I really wanted to ski race. In December 2011 me and my family moved up Mount Washington for the winter season. So here I am in my new home on Mount Washington and going to

the Podium of Life Ski Academy, where you do academics in the morning and skiing in the afternoon. In January 2012, Shane and Corey — my teachers — recommended the Adaptive Snow Sports team because I couldn’t hold two ski poles. Sure enough next week, Bob, the head instructor told me I was in the Provincial Adaptive race on Feb. 4 and 5. My first race was GS (giant slalom) it was such a buzz I was bib No. 70 and second to go and to my relief I made all the gates, got lots of adrenaline and got gold! In slalom I missed a gate and got disqualified but I was given a bronze medal for improving so much on my second run. I have now qualified for the Provincial Adaptive Championships in March and my ski racing journey will continue from there, meeting great friends on the way. Mel Pemble, Mount Washington

are huge. People come from far and wide to have the opportunity to train and gain hands-on experience at the same time. Of course, this is if people can step beyond their protecting of their kingdoms and organize a liaison between NIC’s nursing program and the hospital. Who knows what other opportunities there are to expand other courses in the medical field. The only idiotic step would be changing the location, with all the possible benefits if optimum collaboration is devel-

oped. The costs of a third engineering report and any other ‘we touched it’ bureaucratic costs, would be foolish just to move it 1.5 kilometres. The only idiotic thing going on here is that Vanier is not earthquake-proof and this community has been sending their children there for years. And the return to one northern hospital choir, the majority did not want one major hospital. Welcome to a democracy. Gavin Barry, Comox Valley

Dear editor, Re: Hospital location; let’s move on. Why not swap hospital and Vanier locations? Let us count the ways why not. First, moving a location just 1.5 kilometres seems a bit extreme to gain what? It would still be ‘on that side of the river.’ Second, I don’t know if anyone considered the football field and track investments were for high school use. I’m not sure how many people in the hospital would be healthy enough to go for a jog, or quick game of soccer or

football. Third, do people even realize how much has already been spent on engineering studies and other pre-building costs. We have enough government debt due to poorlythought-out re-dos. Fourthly, the proximity to the air base for medical evacuations straight up Ryan Road via ambulance from the base, as the Cormorant downwash is not conducive to landing near buildings. As someone who worked at a nursing training hospital, the financial spinoffs

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Separating dogs not right

Dear editor, I just got in from shovelling my driveway so I can get my car to the road that was plowed by the City last night. Doing physical labour gives one a chance to ponder the world, and the pondering led me to these conclusions: 1. Snow is a rarity here in the Valley, beautiful but an inconvenience of sorts. 2. Why does the city spend thousands to clear snow off the streets and sidewalks when rain can do the job for free? I don’t need bare pavement 12 months a year. 3. The sidewalk in front of my house should be shovelled by me, or I can hire a high school student and give her some pin money for Christmas. 4. The city can, maybe, MAYBE scatter some salt and sand in the more dangerous areas, like hills and busy intersections close to schools. 5. People can learn to drive and walk according to the conditions of the road. Oh, yeah, and Merry Christmas to all and let not snow be a fright. Cliff Boldt, Courtenay

Dear editor, Chum and Champ are a pair, not a pack. Before the Jack Russell incident, neither Chum nor Champ had been loose for almost two years. At six and seven years old, they are also now rather elderly for dogs of their breed and size. If one watches any video footage, including the videos done by a dog trainer to assess aggressiveness, it is apparent that neither dog is aggressive, as it was to the trainer who conducted the assessments. Although most media accounts seem to present it as a given that these two dogs have been declared aggressive and a threat to the community (infer-

ring humans are also at risk) — that label has not been legally bestowed; it is in contention and this is the court decision that has been delayed. The dogs were taken to court over an “alleged” attack of a small dog. No one saw the attack. A theory has been put forward that one or both dogs dragged the dog through two fences — his own and Chum and Champ’s, which seems rather implausible, doesn’t it? Also, a vet gave evidence in court that the small dog’s injuries were not consistent with dog bites. So it is not a given that Chum and Champ are vicious or a danger to any-

one. A reporter said to me way back, “This appears to be more about a conflict between neighbours than about the behaviour of the dogs.” This is not a straightforward case. There is much behind the scenes that is either not revealed or is so distorted as to cause confusion. In my opinion, the true victims here are Chum and Champ. These dogs have suffered in every sense of the word this past year. Let us pray that reason and empathy prevail and let these two dogs be taken in together to a home where they will be loved. Pat Newson, Comox

Tax-and-spend strategy wrong Dear editor, Here we go again. When are our City council and staff going to become aware of the fact that we are in difficult economic times? In fact there is some talk of a recession next year. The City has just announced a 2.2-per-cent hike in garbage collection fees, even though the CPI has only increased by one per cent, and I have no doubt more increases in other services will be next.

Now they are back spending $70,000 for the study of the wooden bridge, and if it is approved we will spend $1.9 million to build it. We are all screaming for the provincial government to cut back on their spending. Take a closer look at your property taxes. The City can set a budget and raise our taxes to pay for their spendthrift ways. The Wooden Building Guild is all for it, but I don’t hear them offering to

build it for free. If the bicycle brigade is so adamant that it should be built, I have a solution. Have the wood builders supply free labour. Make the bridge a toll bridge. Make the cyclists buy a licence and insurance. The licence fee would be dedicated to pay for the bridge. Last, but not least, the wood builders could build a toll booth. Bernie Guyader, Courtenay

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Don’t miss final weekend of Courtenay WinterFest Downtown will be full of fun activities this Friday and Saturday Christmas is in the air and the last-minute hustle and bustle is everywhere as we hurry about to take care of holiday tasks. This is also the perfect weekend to hook up with friends or family for a meal, dessert or a warm drink and watch the wonderful winter world go by. In downtown Courtenay it’s a weekend of music, charity, caroling and wandering through shops for last-minute treasures and perfect stocking stuffers. Are you still looking for the ideal gift for the hard to shop-for family member or friend? Downtown has plenty to offer including gift certificates for local shops or restaurants, art supplies, puzzles and games, B.C. books or local prints and cards. How about a pillow with bling or a new lamp to read by? Maybe a new hat or an old favourite CD to listen to on winter nights? What about unique stocking stuffers? Truffles? Vitamins? Cold remedies? Handmade Christmas decorations? What about a unique tea blend? Essential oils, bees wax candles, lip balm or gardening gloves? Window crystals, finger puppets or a snazzy pair of socks? Jams and preserves, sauces and dressings are all yummy and fit nicely in a grown-up stocking. Why not a coffee card from a local cafe or a handful of farmers market tokens to support local farmers? On Friday the 21st, the Care-aVan and the Cumberland Ready Mix Christmas Truck are going to be parked at the Scotia Bank patio from 2 p.m. into the evening. People can see the beautifully litup truck, tour the Care-a-Van and have a chance to donate to the Comox Bay Care Society, which operates the Care-a-Van. Also on Friday afternoon, Jilli Martini and Doug Biggs are playing by donation for charity at the Zocalo Café from noon to 2. On Saturday, be sure to stop

AN EVERYONE-WELCOME CAROLING event will happen this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fifth and England on the final weekend of Downtown Courtenay WinterFest. by and be part of the final day of activities in the WinterFest Hub. Motif Music is hosting an everyone-welcome caroling event at Fifth and England (the WinterFest Hub) from 11 till 3. Come down and sing some Christmas music with music teachers and students and share in the love and merriment of the season. Stay for hot tea, music and hands on craft activities! Come and spend the day in the heart of Courtenay and see why downtown Courtenay is a phenomenal shopping destination and a place where community goodwill and fellowship shines. Friday, Dec. 21 • Pamela Tessmann busks for

Downtown has plenty to offer including gift certificates for local shops or restaurants, art supplies, puzzles and games, B.C. books or local prints and cards.

YANA at Hot Chocolates from noon to 2. • Snow Monkeez (Blaine Dunaway and Bruce Wing) at Zocalo Café, 7:30 Saturday, Dec. 22 • Luke Blu Guthrie plays the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market at

Native Sons Hall, 9 to noon. • Music in the Streets, 1 to 3. • Wreath-making, button-making and other cool eco-crafts with Kevin Flesher at the WinterFest Hub (Fifth and England) from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. • Christmas caroling. All welcome from 11 to 3 at the WinterFest Hub with Motif Music. • Popped Art. Comox Valley Community Arts Council members holding Pop Up Art Market at Muir Gallery, 11 to 6. • Comox Valley Art Gallery’s 38th annual Christmas Craft Fair, 10 to 5. • All welcome to come and carol in downtown Courtenay! • Jilli Martini and Doug Biggs

play Union Street Grotto, 3 to 5. • Celtic Cargo Cult plays Zocalo Café, 7:30 p.m. • Joey Clarkson and friends play Billy D’s Pub, 8:30. Check out the Downtown Courtenay WinterFest Facebook page for more details, busker announcements and last-minute additions to the events calendar for this weekend. The merchants and organizations of Downtown Courtenay wish everyone the merriest Christmas and a holiday season filled with health, happiness and lots of good cheer. For more information, check out www.downtowncourtenay.com. — Downtown Courtenay WinterFest

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Artists recognized by Project Watershed supporters Dickie’s Blue Forest will represent our efforts in 2013. Her piece is very topical and highlights some of our recent work focused on using ocean plants such as eelgrass, salt marsh and kelp beds to sequester carbon. In sequestration, ocean plants take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and give off oxygen, a process called photosynthesis, thereby reducing critical greenhouse gasses. When the plant dies, the carbon now in the plant, is deposited on the sea floor where over time it is buried in the sand and mud, removing it from the atmosphere. Recent studies show that a ‘blue forest’ is approximately five times more efficient at sequestering carbon than a timber forest. Shirley has graciously donated Blue Forest, which will be used to create posters and limited edition prints that will be available for purchase in the new year. They will be available online at http://keepingitliving.ca/sponsors-and-partners/ become-a-sponsor. Posters will be available for $25, prints for $100. Purchasing any of the posters or prints on the Keeping it Living website raises funds for activities such as eelgrass planting, habitat restoration and protection. — Project Watershed

Project Watershed congratulates the winners of the 2012 Keeping It Living Art Awards and thanks all artists who submitted a piece for the 2012 Keeping It Living Campaign. Fifty-one pieces were submitted this year, making for a beautiful array of estuary-inspired art at the Experience the Estuary Event in July. Such an abundance of amazing art made choosing winners a challenge for artists, the public and the Estuary Working Group alike. However, three pieces did stand out. Helen Gamble’s Beloved of the Salish Sea won Artist’s Choice, Heather Soos’ Closing In won People’s Choice and Shirley Dickie’s Blue Forest won Keeping It Living’s Choice. People’s Choice was chosen by public vote at the Experience the Estuary Event, Artist’s Choice by artists who submitted pieces and the Keeping it Living Choice by the Estuary Working Group. The Estuary Working Group is comprised of 11 member organizations and individuals dedicated to protecting and restoring the diverse and cherished K’ómoks (Courtenay River) Estuary. Each year the Keeping It Living Choice Award goes to the piece of art that will be used for the campaign and fundraising in the subsequent year.

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Tickets available for art gallery winter film series If you are interested in seeing some of the newest and best films from the Toronto International Film Festival, you won’t want to miss out on the Comox Valley Art Gallery Winter Film Series. Film Series tickets and passes are on sale now at the CVAG gift shop at 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay. They can also be purchased over the phone using Visa or Mastercard, and if the film has not sold out, tickets will be available in the Rialto Theatre lobby (cash only, exact change appreciated for lobby sales). All films are shown at the Rialto Theatre at the Driftwood Mall in Courtenay and are fundraisers for the Comox Valley Art Gallery. For updates on the film selections, visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250338-6211. The films for the winter series are: Sunday, Jan. 13 Midnight’s Children. Director: Deepa Mehta, Cast: Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Year: 2012, Run Time: 2 hr. 28 min, Country: Canada, Language: English, Hindi, Urdu with English subtitles, Rated: Unrated, Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Midnight’s Children is an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie. It is the riveting story of Saleem, and his changeling twin Shiva, who are both born right at midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, just as India gained its independence from Great Britain. A luxurious feast of a film brimming with romance, spectacle, intrigue, sly social commentary and uplifting optimism, Midnight’s Children is as vast and beguiling as the great country to which it pays homage. Due to the length of this film, there might be an earlier start time of 4:30 p.m. Call 250338-6211 to confirm time, or check www. comoxvalleyartgallery. com for updates. Sunday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. - Barbara. Director: Christian Petzold, Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Mark Waschke, Rainer Bock, Year: 2012 Run Time: 1 hr. 45 min, Country: Germany, Language: German (English subtitles), Rated: PG-13, Genre: Drama.

A LATE QUARTET, starring Mark Ivanir, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, is one of the six films scheduled for the Comox Valley Art Gallery Winter Film Series. Barbara is a story about people who meet in a state of high alert; about a truth that only exists because of a lie, and a love that is wary of itself; and about the freedom to leave and the freedom to stay. Summer, 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has applied for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Now, as punishment, she has been transferred from Berlin to a small hospital out in the country, far from everything. Jörg, her lover from the West, is already planning her escape. Barbara waits, keeping to herself. Her future, she feels, will begin later. But

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recital of Beethoven’s Late String Quartets. While this milestone would seem to be cause for celebration, it soon becomes a catalyst for the members’ assorted personal traumas and reveals the tangled web of jealousy, envy, ambition, and deeply felt affection that binds the group together. Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m. - Film TBA. This film has yet to be confirmed. Check the website or call for updates. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

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Cult doing monthly gigs Songs of Christmas fit easily with Celtic music and you can hear a few this Saturday, as David Somers and Celtic Cargo Cult resume their monthly gigs at Zocalo Café. Born and raised in Ireland, singer/songwriter David Somers has lived with his family in the Comox Valley

for 20 years. The other Cult members are David Hext (bass/vocal), Chris Manuel (lead guitar) and “Bootless” Bob Henderson (drums). Zocalo provides an ideal intimate setting in which to enjoy the band’s original music and unique arrangements of traditional

Rapper Ill Tone releasing mixtape On Dec. 25, Ill Tone album Bringin’ the will release S.W.A.G., a Hope Back, which will 14-track mixtape that be out in March. In co-ordination with will be free via his website at www.ILLTONE- the album release, Ill MUSIC.com, illtone. Tone will embark on his first bandcamp. Canadian com and DEC. 25 tour, which www.reverbwill feature 25 shows nation.com/illtone420. The mixtape was cre- in 25 cities across the ated as a commentary nation with hip-hop on the current state of legend Masta Ace. The modern hip-hop music. tour will start in MonThe always-outspo- treal in late March and ken Ill Tone, a former end in Nanaimo in late Comox Valley resident, April. If you’d like to hear doesn’t shy away from giving his brutally hon- some of Ill Tone’s preest opinion on the sub- viously released music, visit www.ILLTONEject. An interesting fact MUSIC.com. Note that about the project is almost all songs on the that it was created on music player in the top a zero dollar budget. right can be downloadHe acquired the beats ed for free. — Ill Tone for free from friends or made them himself, recorded it at his home in Burnaby, and mixed it there as well. Since his last release, Hope? in August, Ill Tone has been busy in Vancouver with live performances, including his own release party for the EP, and openers for PAC Div, Sir Michael Rocks, and recently, Xzibit. In addition to performing live with his band, King’s Landing, he’s been hard at work on S.W.A.G and also hard at work planning the release of his first official, full-length

and contemporary Irish songs. In addition to its mouth-watering desserts and coffees, it also has a licensed dining menu with beer, wine and liqueurs. Together, Celtic Cargo Cult brings a fresh feel and a distinctive sound to old world music. From heartfelt ballads to high-energy pub songs and Celtic rock, their shows will stir your soul and move your feet. You can catch this show this Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Zocalo Café at Fifth Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. — Celtic Cargo Cult

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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. BRIAN SCOTT has Christmas show daily from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. at his studio/gallery at 8269 North Island Highway in Black Creek. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Market to Dec. 29. Time Away exhibit in George Sawchuk Gallery. Open Mondays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: 250338-6211 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. MUIR GALLERY features Popped Art show and sale until Dec. 23. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 440 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay. 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 and sale to 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 November and 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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Saturday, Dec. 22 RIALTO THEATRE shows Nutcracker, 10 a.m. FMI: 250338-5502. LUKE BLU GUTHRIE at Comox Valley Farmers’ Market at Native Sons Hall, 9 to noon. JILLI MARTINI and DOUG BIGGS at Union Street Grotto, 3 to 5 p.m. CELTIC CARGO CULT at Zocalo Café, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. JOEY CLARKSON AND FRIENDS at Billy D’s Pub, 8:30 p.m.

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BANANAFISH ORCHESTRA at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets available at Bop City, the Waverley or online at www.cumberlandvillageworks.com.

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

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

Saturday, Jan. 26 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents España: Music from Spain, Native Sons Hall.

Sunday, Jan. 27 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents España: Music from Spain, Native Sons Hall. RANDY (EVIS) FRISKIE at Sid Williams Theatre, 7 p.m. FMI: sidwilliamstheatre.com.

Friday, Feb. 1 WORLD COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL at various venues. For tickets, call Sid Williams Theatre box office (250338-2430 or toll free 1-866898-8499) or order online at www.sidwilliamstheatre. com. FMI: www.worldcommunity.ca.

Saturday, Feb. 2 WORLD COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL at various venues. For tickets, call Sid Williams Theatre box office (250338-2430 or toll free 1-866898-8499) or order online at www.sidwilliamstheatre. com. FMI: www.worldcommunity.ca.

Sunday, Feb. 10 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents An Affair to Remember, Native Sons Hall.

Saturday, May 26 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents Gilbert and Sullivan, Native Sons Hall.

Sunday, May 27 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents Gilbert and Sullivan, Native Sons Hall.

Friday, July 14 VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSICFEST at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. FMI: http://www.islandmusicfest. com.

Saturday, July 15 VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSICFEST at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. FMI: http://www.islandmusicfest. com.

Sunday, July 16 VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSICFEST at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. FMI: http://www.islandmusicfest. com.

Friday, Aug. 2 FILBERG FESTIVAL at Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox. FMI: http://filbergfestival.com.

Saturday, Aug. 3 FILBERG FESTIVAL at Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox. FMI: http://filbergfestival.com.

Sunday, Aug. 4 FILBERG FESTIVAL at Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox. FMI: http://filbergfestival.com.

Monday, Aug. 5 FILBERG FESTIVAL at Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox. FMI: http://filbergfestival.com.


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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, December 21, 2012

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HAND OVER YOUR KEYS. Hold On to What Matters.

Drinking and driving can take away everything that matters most to you:

your freedom, your job, your reputation, your future and even your life. Make a commitment to yourself and others to drive sober this season.

Mark R. Isfeld Interact Club, working in partnership with the Comox Valley Record, The Rotary Club of Comox and these listed community minded businesses, would like to remind our citizens of the dangers and penalties of impared driving.

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XLR8 returning to Westerly

ARTIST SHARON LENNOX poses with MARS educational outreach worker Reg Westcott and ambassador Shakespeare, who is the subject of a Lennox painting. PHOTO BY PAT WAGAR

Lennox donates to MARS The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) received a donation recently from local artist Sharon Lennox. It’s an original oil painting on canvas of the MARS ambassador Shakespeare, a barred owl. The painting is an incredibly lifelike rendering of one of MARS’ favourite and bestknown ambassadors, and MARS was thrilled to receive it. At its recent event at Whyte’s Framing and Gallery, the painting was prominently displayed and another local artist fell in love with it, offering

$1,200, which was happily accepted. Sharon has also painted another portrait of Shakespeare, which is for sale on her website through www.myartclub.com. Lennox has lived on Vancouver Island since 1974 and resides in Royston. She works hard at developing her personal style on everything she paints; as a result she has won numerous awards. Oil is her medium but she has been exploring acrylic paints, recently. She mainly focuses on birds, flowers and animals but loves to explore any subject that interests her.

Sharon is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Originals Only, Pearl Ellis Gallery, Muir Gallery and she paints with the Monday Bunch. — Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society

Big sound, big lights, big drums with humourous antics is what you get with XLR8 and the Westerly Hotel is proud to bring them back for another New Year’s Eve party in the main ballroom. XLR8 brings you an entertaining rock show with music from the ‘70s, ‘80s through to today’s hits. The band has five seasoned musicians with a 15-year history. Mr. D on vocals and guitars fronts the group, known for getting the crowd singing along; Billy Young on guitar and vocals; Johnny B, an awardwinning drummer of Sweeney Todd fame; Rick Bossom known for his part in the Pink Floyd Tribute All In All on keyboards and vocals and the newest member George M, formerly of Mr. Completely on bass. With this combo, you get a rock ‘n roll extravaganza for sure! For tickets and information, call the Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel at 250-338-7741. — XLR8

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COAST REALTY GROUP’S CHRISTMAS HAMPER PROGRAM

9 Delivery Date will be Dec. 22nd 9 You’re invited you to help us deliver hampers to families in need in our community. We will have over 575 hampers to deliver. If you can help, just show up at our warehouse in the Comox Mall Between Roxanne’s and Fields

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, December 21, 2012

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Comedy coming A comedian known as the “sugar-coated razor blade” performs Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre. Erica Sigurdson has performed at every major comedy festival in Canada. Her comedy festival credits include Montreal Just For Laughs. Erica Sigurgson is the first of two nights of comedy presented by Firefly Events in January at the Sid Williams. On Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m., Tim Nutt takes to the stage. Don’t miss these His and Her comedy events. Tickets are available online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or call 250-338-2430 to order by phone. — Sid Williams Theatre

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THIS UTILITY BOX at Lake Trail School has a completely new look.

Artists transform Hydro boxes Some BC Hydro utility boxes in Courtenay got a fresh new look this year thanks to the work of local artists. The transformation of the plain metal boxes was a collaboration between the City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, with the support of BC Hydro. Dallas Stevenson, executive director of the Comox Valley Arts Council, said the project has numerous benefits for the community. “The painted boxes energize public areas,

create a feeling of pride in our community, create dialogue, and engage people of all ages.” The painted boxes have another important benefit — they deter graffiti and vandalism, as taggers generally do not damage artwork. The work features coastal scenes by Bev Byerley in front of the Westerly Hotel and the Native Sons Hall. Barb Mareck designed a box at Lake Trail School and painted it with help from two student artists, Rebeka Clarke and Alyssa

Crowder, in a graphic monochromatic style. As a local substitute teacher, Mareck helped connect the students to the Hydro box project and the arts council. “It has been a pleasure working with these talented young artists,” said Mareck. “I have been lucky enough to work for many of the local art teachers and I have met some very artistic students who

aspire to continue their art education once they graduate.” The newly painted boxes join a number of other utility boxes painted in Courtenay in previous years. For more information on utility box artwork, contact the City of Courtenay, Community Services at 250334-4441. — City of Courtenay

Photos with SANTA

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(3 – 5 years) Frosty the Snowman is a Jolly, Happy Soul... we want to make your child one too! Come and join our fun instructors for this craft making, game playing jolly old time. Friday, December 28 9:30 -11:00 am $7/child

(5 – 11 years) Feeling like you need to wear off some energy? Come join our instructors on this winter adventure. We will go on an outdoor treasure hunt, make some cool crafts and play some fun gym games. Please pack your own lunch. Wednesday, January 2 9:00am - 4:00pm $28/day

Snow Princess for a Day (3 – 5 years) Do you have a little Princess in your home? If so, this is the class for her. Our Princesses will make beautiful wands, design their own tiaras, dance and decorate their very own princess treat. Please wear your best Princess costume. Wednesday, January 2 9:30 -11:00am $8/child

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Winter Wonders (5 – 11 years) A West Coast Winter is like no other. Your child will have a snowball fight, West Coast style, have a hockey target shoot, build a tasty little snowman and go for a swim, indoors I promise. Bring your own lunch. Pack a towel and a swimsuit. Thursday December 27 9:00am - 4:00pm $28/day

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 Goose Spit, Comox 11:30am Registration • 12:00pm Swim!

Woodcraft, Lutherie, Supplies & Lessons

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(5 – 11 years) Everything Winter is the theme of this day. Your child will make igloos, have a snowball fight, make chocolate treats and have our version of toboganning races. Please pack a lunch and outdoor clothing and footwear. Friday, January 4 9:00am - 4:00pm $28/day

Santa will be at the mall: Saturday, December 22 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artisan

(3 – 5 years) Have you ever wondered what Santa’s little helpers do? Come and join us for this Christmas themed class to find out! Participants will make crafts, design Santa’s workshop, and play some fun games. Thursday, January 3 9:30am -11:00am $7/child

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Friday, December 21, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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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

WHAT THEY ALL HAVE ACROSS 1 — dish (biology lab container) 6 French river 11 “Hey, buddy, over here” 15 Bow shapes 19 “Dad” co-star Hawke 20 Building wing 21 Blues singer — James 22 It may hit a bull’seye 23 Ringing-up places 26 Kitchen draw 27 High-flying toy 28 Nutrition info 29 Altar promise 30 — stop to 32 With 83-Down, glacial epoch 33 Egyptian beetle 35 Common back-toschool buys 39 Kind of eye surgery 41 University official 42 Arrives 43 Hollywood stars, say 48 La Scala star 51 Jean — (Revlon brand) 52 Lawlessness 53 Slacks with folds 57 Singer Berry 58 City near Phoenix, on an envelope 61 Mendes or Longoria 62 Plant that’s the source of poi 63 Pig sound 64 — Piper 67 Do-nothings 72 Pastiche 73 Family trees show them 76 Telling sign 77 Rocked from shock 79 Writer — St. Vincent Millay 80 Granted 81 “La Dolce —” 82 Grassy field 84 Footwear part 86 Hybrid offspring of two kinds of roaring cats 87 Anglers’ tools 93 Impartial 95 “Do — others ...” 96 Repeated word in a Doris Day song title 97 Casanovas 100 Specialist on a running track

102 “Nothing — it seems” 105 Tricks 106 Coaster sites 110 Cause long-lasting anger 115 Hollywood’s Cage, to pals 116 Hip-hop pal 117 —Kosh B’Gosh 118 Tavern cask 120 Spots in la Seine 121 Roman 202 123 Operators are involved with them 127 2009 Wimbledon semifinalist Tommy 128 Dreaded dino 129 Fixes text 130 Once upon — 131 Bone in the forearm 132 Old oil name 133 Feeling 134 Things that this puzzle’s nine longest answers have DOWN 1 Light kisses 2 Body of moral values 3 Sorority letter 4 Relay runner 5 Ballpoint fluid 6 Acclaim 7 Toronto site 8 Mag for execs 9 Do another lube job on 10 Radiated, as charm 11 House cat, e.g. 12 “Hurry up!” 13 Walk cockily 14 Small sample 15 Rumpus 16 Guy using a CB 17 Davy of the frontier 18 Accents 24 1969 Tony winner Jerry 25 Branching point 31 “Nashville” network 34 “Alas and —!” 36 Kiev’s land: Abbr. 37 Nil 38 Chaplin’s fourth wife 40 Confound 43 Part of SPF 44 Get a lungful 45 One of TV’s Partridges 46 Hip dude 47 Vacation facility 49 Peace sign 50 Counsel

54 Olympic swimmer’s assignment 55 Operatic bass Pinza 56 Dog paw part 59 Relative of -ette or -trix 60 Timetable, for short 63 Humorist Nash and others 65 Frozen waffle brand 66 Turning tuner 68 Comic Jon 69 Political exile 70 Rip again 71 Sounds like an angry dog 74 Blue dye from a plant 75 “... — we speak” 78 Drug magnate Lilly 83 See 32-Across 85 Opposite NNE 86 Verdi’s “— Miller” 87 Mustache named for a Chinese criminal 88 Hostile 89 Native of a Caribbean island nation 90 Weeders’ tools 91 Chips brand 92 Brewery kiln 94 Oomph 98 Mork from — 99 Pirates’ guns 101 Crimson, e.g. 103 Per each unit 104 Pageant bands 107 Unglossy 108 Pitchers 109 — Island 111 Mafia boss Frank 112 Fashionable Calvin 113 “— at ’em!” 114 Slalom turns 119 To be, to Livy 122 “Well, this — surprise!” 124 Prefix with skeleton 125 Writer Anaïs 126 Mineo of movies

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD ♦ SPORTS EDITOR: EARLE COUPER ♦ FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012

O’Brien earns silver medal at big slopestyle event Spencer O’Brien wasn’t feeling ready for last Friday’s season-opening snowboard slopestyle competition but the Courtenay, B.C., native did what she had to do to get on the podium. O’Brien, the TTR slopestyle world champion, put together an impressive opening run to grab the silver medal behind Jamie Anderson of the U.S. and ahead of Finland’s Enni Rukajari at the Slopestyle Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado on Dec. 14. “I’m really excited about that, second place,” said O’Brien, who won this event the last two years. “I had a strong first run, did the same run as last year. On my second run I went for a harder run and unfortunately fell on a trick I was stretching out.”

SPENCER O’BRIEN OF Courtenay finished second at the Slopestyle Dew Tour event in Colorado.

That allowed Anderson, who had trailed O’Brien after the first run, to step up her game and grab the gold medal with a run that earned her 96.00 points. O’Brien had earned 90.00 points to top all competitors after the first run. “In her first run she scored a 90, which put a lot of pressure on Jamie Anderson,” said team coach Chris Witwicki. “And then Jamie Anderson really stepped it up on her last run. But Spencer had a very solid first run, a good creation of tricks and strong on the rails. She rode her best and second place is awesome for her and awesome for the program.” This was the first major event of the season for the slopestylers and although it’s not an Olympic qualifier, Witwicki said it “really

set the standard for what we’re going to see over the next season and going into the Olympics.” Going into Friday’s event, O’Brien wasn’t exactly beaming with her normal level of confidence, saying she had a “little bit of a rough week” and wasn’t feeling ready or prepared. “It’s just really early in the season and you have the pressure on you to get your tricks back and riding again and I just had a hard time getting my tricks back.” Her coach, Logan Short, wasn’t really worried. He said the team’s preseason training didn’t go as it should have because the team made “some bad calls on where we should go” and the boarders didn’t get all they should have out of the See PODIUM, B16

Stubbs has busy season of mogul ski racing planned Canadian Selections contest at Apex the first of many events Peter Stubbs, a 17-yearold G.P. Vanier student from Courtenay, has just returned from Apex Mountain Resort in Penticton. He has spent the last month training with his BC Provincial Mogul Ski Team at the world-class mogul training facility at Apex Resort, preparing for the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association’s (CFSA) Canadian Selections 2012 contest held Dec. 15-16 at Apex. This is the third year that the talent identification event for National team and Provincial level mogul athletes has been held at

Apex Resort and the second year that Stubbs has competed at the event. This is the first contest of the season for these athletes who already have 30-plus days on snow this season. Athletes ranging in age from 15 to 23 showcased their talent to impress the CFSA coaches, evaluators and judges. Each athlete had a minimum of four runs and the potential to earn a spot on the National Mogul Ski Team, and the competition was intense. Approximately 45 male and 25 female athletes from four provinces, Alberta, B.C., Ontario and Quebec, including a number of National Development Team athletes took part in the two days of competition. The contest had two single mogul events, a separate event

each day, with the best of two runs – top 16 men and top eight women – advancing each day to the finals. Stubbs advanced to the finals the first day of competition with a 15th place in the qualifiers. He finished the day 12th overall after the top 16 battled it out in the finals. On the second day of competition Stubbs narrowly missed the finals with a placing of 17th after the two qualifiers. Stubbs will be home for Christmas and then has a provincial series competition at Apex Resort then a Canadian Series competition at Castle Mountain, Alta. followed by a NorAm event at Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado. This is just the beginning of a very busy ski season for Stubbs.

PETER STUBBS’ BACKCROSS on the bottom air of the mogul course at Apex Resort, Penticton. PHOTO BY SIMON STUBBS


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Weightlifters set PRs The Lake Trail/Killerwhale Weightlifting Club completed their annual Killerwhale Classic Weightlifting Tournament last week. Lifters from Lake Trail School and G.P. Vanier Secondary competed and several set PRs (Personal Records) while all enjoyed the chance to showcase their improving or newly-acquired skills and strength. In the Under Age 13 group, Stuart Burger and Kevin Franceschini, both 12, earned their 50% Bodyweight Snatch Awards and both earned their place on Lake Trail Weightlifting’s Honour Roll with Sinclair Co-efficients over

100. (The Sinclair Co-efficient is used by the International Weightlifting Federation to compare results of lifters of differing bodyweights and was developed by Dr. Roy Sinclair, Prof. Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Alberta and a Category 1 IWF referee). In the Under Age 17 group, G.P. Vanier students Braden Wiebe, 15, and Jakob Rockx, 16, both set several PRs. Braden earned his 100% Bodyweight Snatch Award while achieving a Sinclair of 201.11. Jakob had his best ever Total and Sinclair of 176.84. The full results follow:

Killerwhale Classic 2012 Weightlifting Competition – Dec. 3-10

CREME DE LA CREME Fan favourite Cremator is scheduled to appear on a Feb. 16 wrestling card in Courtenay that will raise funds for Sebastian Cobban, a six-month old boy who has spent four months of his young life in hospital to receive treatments for a rare medical condition. Keep reading the Record for updates on the fundraiser. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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COMOX VALLEY MINOR HOCKEY REP DIVISION SCOREBOARD Atom A Dec. 15 Brian Rice Toyota Chiefs 10 Port McNeill 4 Dec. 16 (exhibition) Brian Rice Toyota Chiefs 0 Cowichan Valley 5 PeeWee A Dec. 15 Courteay Mazda Chiefs 4 Nanaimo 5 Dec. 16 Courtenay Mazda Chiefs 3 Cowichan Valley 8 PeeWee B Dec. 15 Courtenay Legion Br. No. 17 Chiefs 4 Victoria 6 Dec. 16 Courtenay Legion Br. No 17 Chiefs 3 Nanaimo 5 Bantam A Dec. 15 Lube X Fast Oil Change Chiefs 2 Kerry Park 8 Dec. 16 Lube X Fast Oil Change Chiefs 4 Saanich 2 Bantam B Dec. 15 Comox Centre Mall Chiefs 3 Nanaimo 1 Dec. 16 Comox Centre Mall Chiefs 1 Saanich 3 Midget A Dec. 15 Happyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Source for Sports Chiefs 4 Parksville 2 Dec. 16 Happyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Source for Sports Chiefs 0 Campbell River 4 Midget B Dec. 15 Rideout Construction Chiefs 5 Nanaimo 2 Dec. 16 Rideout Construction Chiefs 3 Port Alberni 6 B.C. JR. B TOP TEAMS Dec. 16 - by winning % 1. Victoria Cougars (29-1-0-1) .952 2. Saanich Braves (22-4-0-2) .821 3. Nelson Leafs (24-6-1-1) .781 4. Richmond Sockeyes (20-60-1) .759 5. Abbotsford Pilots (20-6-0-2) .750 6. Sicamous Eagles (20-5-2-4) .742 7. Delta Ice Hawks (19-7-2-0) .714 8. Castlegar Rebels (19-7-5-1) .688 9. Fernie Ghostriders (18-8-12) .672 T9. North Okanagan Knights (209-1-2). 672 11. Princeton Posse (20-11-01) .641 12. Beaver Valley Nitehawks (2011-1-1) .636 13. Golden Rockets (19-11-12) .621 14. Kelowna Chiefs (19-12-10) .609 15. Aldergrove Kodiaks (16-110-1) .589 16. North Delta Devils (15-111-3) .567 17. Revelstoke Grizzlies (16-123-1) .563 18. Osoyoos Coyotes (18-140-1) . 561 19. Kimberley Dynamiters (1915-0-0) .559 20. Nanaimo Buccaneers (1613-0-2) .548 T20. Peninsula Panthers (16-130-2) .548 22. Westshore Wolves (18-150-0) .545 23. North Vancouver Wolf Pack (13-13-1-1) . 500 T23. Grandview Steelers (14-141-1) .500 25. Summerland Steam (15-160-2) .485 26. Oceanside Generals (13-150-2) .452 27. Kamloops Storm (13-17-24) .444 28. Comox Valley Glacier Kings (12-15-0-2) .433 29. Ridge Meadows Flames (9-14-2-3) . 411 30. Spokane Braves (12-18-11) .406

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Div. 3B Standings as of Dec. 16 Team W L T Pt Hellas FC 9 2 3 30 Comox Valley 9 0 3 30 Vantreights 9 1 3 30 Cordova Bay 7 1 4 25 Prospect Lake 6 5 3 21 Castaways 6 6 2 20 Penelakut United 5 8 0 15 Gorge FC 3 10 1 10 SFFC Originals 2 11 1 7 Victoria Athletics 1 13 0 3 Dec. 31 Comox Valley United@ Vantreights MID-ISLAND WOMEN Standings as of Dec. 9 Team W L D Pt Outlaws 9 1 0 27 Nanaimo 7 2 2 23 Oceanside 7 1 1 22 Kickers 4 4 2 14 CVUSC Revolution 4 3 1 13 Port Alberni 4 4 1 13 Bandits 2 7 2 8 Wheatys 1 7 2 5 Shooters 0 9 1 1 Dec. 16 (make-up games): Port

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The Comox Valley Curling Club hosted a doubles curling bonspiel Dec. 14-15 with 12 teams trying out this new discipline. This â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;spiel was not gender specific, although the majority of the teams were one man and one woman. In this format, teams have only six stones each (instead of eight). One of the stones from each team is pre-positioned on the centre line before the start of each end of play. Unlike regular team curling (four players) where each player delivers two stones in a row, in doubles, player one delivers the first and last stones and player two, the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose, the two players may swap positions from one end to the next. Sweeping can be done by both team members. The round robin play started out on Friday evening with four teams placed in Reindeer, Snowman and Jingle Bell divisions. Each team was given a pseudonym of their choice which created

training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know she was a bit stressed out because there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any features that were similar to what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re riding now,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I just told her, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about it. As soon as you get on that (Breckenridge) course and you get on big, normal jumps, everything

is going to come back. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just over-thinking things. I knew once we got into the jumps sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used to riding and she gets into contest mindset I knew it would all be good. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a professional and she knows when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to go to work.â&#x20AC;? She did that Friday and said afterwards she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;just happy to

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8-BALL POOL WED. NIGHT LEAGUE Standings as of Dec. 12 Team RW PT GW Sharpshooters 56 1911 159 Drive By 51 1908 152 Chalk-A-Holics 48 1840 139 Misspent Youth 47 1802 132 Team Cuddles 45 1794 130 Classics 45 1774 128 Chalk-N-Awe 39 1669 109 4 Men & A Lady 38 1775 128 Choc-O-Lot 36 1761 124 Rack-No-Phobia 34 1641 102 Off The Rails 32 1657 110 The Breakers 30 1610 105 Cue-Tease 27 1499 77 S-dale Odds R 25 1608 96 Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High? 24 1495 84 Mex Hookers 22 1526 95 Apogee 18 1484 79 Pick Up Stix 13 1365 67

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some amusing queries and remarks. Now it was game onm where the finesse and strategy battles began with each team vying for the perfect shot to the guarded button. The fast pace and interesting calls quickly showed who got their draw weight down and who could read the curl of the ice. After round-robin play, through wins and losses, teams were divided into A, B and C divisions. The A Event final saw Bambi and Thumper (aka Michelle Haider and Wayne Harris) versus the Moaners & Groaners (Ray Michell and Cody Hall). In the third end, Bambi made a hilarious wickand-tick double and her partner Thumper ended with a cool and decisive draw to score five. They claimed the win over the â&#x20AC;&#x153;weightyâ&#x20AC;? and powerful opponents. Rooting on the finalists were ShaSam (Sharon Walker and Sam Bender), S & M (Sandra Gallaway and Mary Holden), Sly & Duffy (Sylvia Mossey and Duffy Simpson),

WingNuts (Al DeJersey and Kim Jonsson) and Dash (Lynn and Paul Dashkewytch) who were all silver winners in the semifinals and relegated to the comfort of the peanut gallery. The B Event final saw the Double R team (Vern and May

Reimer) out manoeuver the Kabri team (Kathy Meunier and Brian Baltis). Vernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stick delivery proved an asset for delivering and then sweeping the rock but the Kabri team also worked hard at racing to the delivered rock and sweeping for line and weight.

There were some picks and ticks in this game, some hands thrown in the air at errant rocks, but overall the early lead of the Kabri team was whittled down by the Double Râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maneuvering shots to the button. The C Event final was a battle between

two Campbell River teams - T. Slick (Tom and Pat Veary) versus the Reynolds Wrap team (Ron and Bonnie Reynolds). This game saw lots of rocks in play at the top of the house and the power and skill of the men was needed to move the granite around.

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COMOX VALLEY MINOR HOCKEY REP DIVISION SCOREBOARD Atom A Dec. 15 Brian Rice Toyota Chiefs 10 Port McNeill 4 Dec. 16 (exhibition) Brian Rice Toyota Chiefs 0 Cowichan Valley 5 PeeWee A Dec. 15 Courteay Mazda Chiefs 4 Nanaimo 5 Dec. 16 Courtenay Mazda Chiefs 3 Cowichan Valley 8 PeeWee B Dec. 15 Courtenay Legion Br. No. 17 Chiefs 4 Victoria 6 Dec. 16 Courtenay Legion Br. No 17 Chiefs 3 Nanaimo 5 Bantam A Dec. 15 Lube X Fast Oil Change Chiefs 2 Kerry Park 8 Dec. 16 Lube X Fast Oil Change Chiefs 4 Saanich 2 Bantam B Dec. 15 Comox Centre Mall Chiefs 3 Nanaimo 1 Dec. 16 Comox Centre Mall Chiefs 1 Saanich 3 Midget A Dec. 15 Happyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Source for Sports Chiefs 4 Parksville 2 Dec. 16 Happyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Source for Sports Chiefs 0 Campbell River 4 Midget B Dec. 15 Rideout Construction Chiefs 5 Nanaimo 2 Dec. 16 Rideout Construction Chiefs 3 Port Alberni 6 B.C. JR. B TOP TEAMS Dec. 16 - by winning % 1. Victoria Cougars (29-1-0-1) .952 2. Saanich Braves (22-4-0-2) .821 3. Nelson Leafs (24-6-1-1) .781 4. Richmond Sockeyes (20-60-1) .759 5. Abbotsford Pilots (20-6-0-2) .750 6. Sicamous Eagles (20-5-2-4) .742 7. Delta Ice Hawks (19-7-2-0) .714 8. Castlegar Rebels (19-7-5-1) .688 9. Fernie Ghostriders (18-8-12) .672 T9. North Okanagan Knights (209-1-2). 672 11. Princeton Posse (20-11-01) .641 12. Beaver Valley Nitehawks (2011-1-1) .636 13. Golden Rockets (19-11-12) .621 14. Kelowna Chiefs (19-12-10) .609 15. Aldergrove Kodiaks (16-110-1) .589 16. North Delta Devils (15-111-3) .567 17. Revelstoke Grizzlies (16-123-1) .563 18. Osoyoos Coyotes (18-140-1) . 561 19. Kimberley Dynamiters (1915-0-0) .559 20. Nanaimo Buccaneers (1613-0-2) .548 T20. Peninsula Panthers (16-130-2) .548 22. Westshore Wolves (18-150-0) .545 23. North Vancouver Wolf Pack (13-13-1-1) . 500 T23. Grandview Steelers (14-141-1) .500 25. Summerland Steam (15-160-2) .485 26. Oceanside Generals (13-150-2) .452 27. Kamloops Storm (13-17-24) .444 28. Comox Valley Glacier Kings (12-15-0-2) .433 29. Ridge Meadows Flames (9-14-2-3) . 411 30. Spokane Braves (12-18-11) .406

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T30. Creston Valley Thunder Cats (11-17-0-4) .406 32. Columbia Valley Rockies (1220-0-2) .382 33. Penticton Lakers (8-22-0-2) .281 T33. Campbell River Storm (8-22-0-2) .281 35. Mission City Outlaws (6-191-2) .268 36. Chase Heat (7-23-3-1) .265 37. Port Moody Panthers (5-21-0-1) .204 38. Grand Forks Border Bruins (5-27-0-2) .176 39. Kerry Park Islanders (2-250-2) .103

Div. 3B Standings as of Dec. 16 Team W L T Pt Hellas FC 9 2 3 30 Comox Valley 9 0 3 30 Vantreights 9 1 3 30 Cordova Bay 7 1 4 25 Prospect Lake 6 5 3 21 Castaways 6 6 2 20 Penelakut United 5 8 0 15 Gorge FC 3 10 1 10 SFFC Originals 2 11 1 7 Victoria Athletics 1 13 0 3 Dec. 31 Comox Valley United@ Vantreights MID-ISLAND WOMEN Standings as of Dec. 9 Team W L D Pt Outlaws 9 1 0 27 Nanaimo 7 2 2 23 Oceanside 7 1 1 22 Kickers 4 4 2 14 CVUSC Revolution 4 3 1 13 Port Alberni 4 4 1 13 Bandits 2 7 2 8 Wheatys 1 7 2 5 Shooters 0 9 1 1 Dec. 16 (make-up games): Port

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The Comox Valley Curling Club hosted a doubles curling bonspiel Dec. 14-15 with 12 teams trying out this new discipline. This â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;spiel was not gender specific, although the majority of the teams were one man and one woman. In this format, teams have only six stones each (instead of eight). One of the stones from each team is pre-positioned on the centre line before the start of each end of play. Unlike regular team curling (four players) where each player delivers two stones in a row, in doubles, player one delivers the first and last stones and player two, the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose, the two players may swap positions from one end to the next. Sweeping can be done by both team members. The round robin play started out on Friday evening with four teams placed in Reindeer, Snowman and Jingle Bell divisions. Each team was given a pseudonym of their choice which created

training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know she was a bit stressed out because there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any features that were similar to what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re riding now,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I just told her, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about it. As soon as you get on that (Breckenridge) course and you get on big, normal jumps, everything

is going to come back. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just over-thinking things. I knew once we got into the jumps sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used to riding and she gets into contest mindset I knew it would all be good. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a professional and she knows when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to go to work.â&#x20AC;? She did that Friday and said afterwards she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;just happy to

be able to get all my tricks back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to start the season,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited, happy with the way Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m riding. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really glad how all the women are riding, pushing me to be better and learn new tricks and stay on top of my game.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Canada Snowboard

8-BALL POOL WED. NIGHT LEAGUE Standings as of Dec. 12 Team RW PT GW Sharpshooters 56 1911 159 Drive By 51 1908 152 Chalk-A-Holics 48 1840 139 Misspent Youth 47 1802 132 Team Cuddles 45 1794 130 Classics 45 1774 128 Chalk-N-Awe 39 1669 109 4 Men & A Lady 38 1775 128 Choc-O-Lot 36 1761 124 Rack-No-Phobia 34 1641 102 Off The Rails 32 1657 110 The Breakers 30 1610 105 Cue-Tease 27 1499 77 S-dale Odds R 25 1608 96 Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High? 24 1495 84 Mex Hookers 22 1526 95 Apogee 18 1484 79 Pick Up Stix 13 1365 67

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some amusing queries and remarks. Now it was game onm where the finesse and strategy battles began with each team vying for the perfect shot to the guarded button. The fast pace and interesting calls quickly showed who got their draw weight down and who could read the curl of the ice. After round-robin play, through wins and losses, teams were divided into A, B and C divisions. The A Event final saw Bambi and Thumper (aka Michelle Haider and Wayne Harris) versus the Moaners & Groaners (Ray Michell and Cody Hall). In the third end, Bambi made a hilarious wickand-tick double and her partner Thumper ended with a cool and decisive draw to score five. They claimed the win over the â&#x20AC;&#x153;weightyâ&#x20AC;? and powerful opponents. Rooting on the finalists were ShaSam (Sharon Walker and Sam Bender), S & M (Sandra Gallaway and Mary Holden), Sly & Duffy (Sylvia Mossey and Duffy Simpson),

WingNuts (Al DeJersey and Kim Jonsson) and Dash (Lynn and Paul Dashkewytch) who were all silver winners in the semifinals and relegated to the comfort of the peanut gallery. The B Event final saw the Double R team (Vern and May

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There were some picks and ticks in this game, some hands thrown in the air at errant rocks, but overall the early lead of the Kabri team was whittled down by the Double Râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maneuvering shots to the button. The C Event final was a battle between

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ictured with this it, and if you should column is one of be so fortunate to pass the most unusual that way, you too could gifts I have received receive a one of a kind, walking from the forest over a sculptured lifetime of close con- staff. At this festive time tacts with living forof the year we receive ests. About three weeks many gifts from the forago I was walking in a est that we frequently magically beautiful lit- take for granted. The tle forest and because very celebration of of the vines, branches Christmas would have and undergrowth on much less social sigthe forest floor I had nificance if we didn’t need of a good, depend- decorate our homes able walking staff. My and communities with regular one was being Christmas trees. When used by Smitty some you are fortunate enough to take your distance away. I approached a small family into the woods and cut stream your own with modtree you e r a t e At this fesare getting banks and tive time of the an incomafter surparable veying the year we receive gift from situation, many gifts from n o t i c e d the forest that we the living forest. s o m e The forrecent work frequently take est is a rich by a bea- for granted. source of a ver. It had multitude carefully removed the bark from of seasonal decorations two small trees for that we use at this a meal break and in festive season. One of the process made two Elaine’s favourite decsculptured walking orations in the house staffs complete with a and on the front door suitable thumb notch, is bundles of evergreen as shown in the pic- boughs with cones on ture. I tested them and the branches. This found them to be well gift from the forest is important in two ways seasoned and strong. The sculptured – the natural beauty marks left by the of the green branches sharp teeth bring out and the fresh smell of the grain of the wood fir and pine that come and are reminiscent of from the branches. This the beautiful wood on is priceless. Salal, Oregon Grape, the back of a violin. It is a truly unique gift and bracken ferns are from the forest and plants that grow on the selected staff will the forest floor and are be my companion on harvested to become many forest and stream components of floral walks in the future. Its bouquets that are so partner is leaning on much a part of the the bank where I left Christmas season. You

may collect these gifts on your own provided you have permission to do so. Forest floors are carpeted with a variety of coverings. At this season of the year they may be covered with leaves and needles from evergreen trees, vibrant green mosses, or the soft cover of fresh snow. Each covering is a unique gift to the people privileged to walk on these natural carpets – dry leaves announce to all within hearing distance who is passing through the forest. Wet leaves tell who has recently passed this way; moss keeps its own secrets in the beauty of the delicate green velvet like coverings. Fresh snow of a few inches on a forest floor creates a magical, mystical carpet that is both a

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even more if possible. Take a path and walk slowly into the forest until you get to a place where societal sounds are muted. Stand or spread the plastic bag on a log or stump and sit still for at least 10 minutes. Repeat the process – walk slowly five minutes, stand or sit for 10 minutes. When you come out of the forest I suggest your mind will be on a natural high and everyday stress will have faded – you will be refreshed by the living forest. Have a Merry and Happy Christmas. 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.

Notice to residents of the City of Courtenay and Town of Comox who have curbside service (garbage, yard waste and recycling) with Emterra Environmental on Tuesday’s. Please be advised that Emterra will not be operating on Christmas Day or New Years Day. BEAVER-SCULPTED WALKING STAFFS were one of the most unusual gifts from the forest that the author has ever received. PHOTO BY RALPH SHAW

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cial observers, watched the couples battle it out on the ice from the other side of the glass. Everyone was a winner with a holiday themed prize table for the event finalists and a thank you gift for all the participants. A delicious lunch by Mark, Becky and Amanda was served mid-day with Marcia pouring out the Christmas cheer. The ice was fabulous with Cody hard at work between draws creating the perfect surface. Sylvia Mossey was instrumental in getting the doubles curling started at our club and it was her organizational skills that brought this to a successful conclusion with this crazy, fun bonspiel. The interest is very positive to incorporate a mixed doubles league next year and, with it being a major competition within the World Curling Federation, should prove successful. If interested in this format, you can contact George Goodwin, general manager at the curling club at info@ comoxvalleycurling. com. – Comox Valley Curling Club

Comox Valley schools pay return visit to Powell River The Grade 7 boys and girls volleyball teams from Ecole Robb Road Elementary and Valley View Elementary Schools had a great off-Island tournament experience in Powell River last Thursday. After having V-BALL hosted the Powell River teams two weeks ago, enthusiastic coaches arranged to travel with their teams to Powell River, along with the Valley View teams, in an effort to extend the volleyball season for their energetic teams. With two full teams of Grade 6 and 7 students on the girls and boys sides for each of the three schools, there was constant volleyball happening in the former school building location where tournament organizers were able to secure the facilities for the entire day. It was a tightly run ship with games going

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John passed away December 16, at the age of 96. Born in the village of Brzeszcze, Poland, as a young man he began his lifelong love of flying often bicycling 20 miles to the Zar airfield in southern Poland where he learned to fly gliders. He was finishing his flight training school in the Polish Airforce when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. John escaped and after an adventurous journey through Romania, Lebanon and France he eventually arrived in Blackpool, England where he joined the RAF. He flew Spitfires in the 306 Polish Squadron-City of Torun. Towards the end of WWII he was flying P51 Mustangs, one of his favourite aircraft. For his service to his country and freedom during WWII John was awarded the highest Polish decoration - the VIRTUTI-MILITARY as well as the Cross of Valour (2 bars). John came to Canada after the war settling in Edmonton where he was a very successful entrepreneur as well as a founding member of the Edmonton Soaring Club. His true passion was flying gliders and many Edmonton glider pilots received their training from CFI John Pomietlarz. John retired to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island in the late 70s enjoying his boat, fishing, gardening and golf. He is survived by his second wife Muriel and her daughters Linda and Carol, his son Paul (Monica), grandchildren Caitlin and Tyler as well as many nieces and nephews in Edmonton and Poland. Special thanks to the TCU staff at St Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, Comox for their wonderful care and compassion. A private ceremony will be held in the future in Edmonton as well as Brzeszcze, Poland.

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

PERSONALS

LOST AND FOUND

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

Comox Valley Nissan

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.

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

Service Advisor!

$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

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.

LOST AND FOUND LOST: MISSING Kayak (Storm), from Buckley Bay, neon green, 17’, current designs. Call (250)334-8344.

EARN FAST easy Christmas cash daily. Busy lady owned agency. 19+. (250)334-4170.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing person to become part of our family. Experience in an automotive dealership is an asset but not a necessity. Must have excellent inter-personal communication skills and be a team player. Come join our performance service team. Please drop off your resume to: Curtis Renshaw, Service Manager Comox Valley Nissan 535 Silverdale Crescent, Courtenay, BC. Email to: service@comoxvalleynissan.com or Fax to: (250) 338-7944

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NE COMOX INTEGRATED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING #2 An Integrated Stormwater Management Plan is being developed for NE Comox; the area shown shaded in the map below. The purpose of the Plan is to address ground and surface water implications for down slope agricultural development, Lazo Marsh and Hilton Springs recharge, and Queen’s Ditch capacity limitations and fish habitat. Phase 1 of the process is to answer the question: How much rainfall occurs in the area throughout the year and where does it go? Residents are invited to an Public Information Meeting to review the results of Phase 1 research and analysis. Information on yearly, daily and even hourly rainfall has been obtained and analyzed in relation to watercourse flow data and ground conditions, to create a picture of how the area functions (Rainfall; Evaporation; Surface Run Off; Ground Water; Aquifer Recharge and Protection) Residents are invited to come to the public information meeting to learn about the results of Phase 1, ask questions and provide comments.

LOST KEYS in small leather case. If found please call (250)703-3846.

PERSONAL SERVICES

HELP WANTED

EXPERIENCED BAR Tenders required at the Whistle stop pub. Bring in resume between 9am - 11 am attn: Barry

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SALES CLERK wanted. Bring resume attn: Tammy or Barry to the Beer & Wine Store @ Whistle Stop between 9-11am. 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.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

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

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Location: Blackfin - Downstairs Meeting Room 132 Port Augusta Street, Comox When: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Snacks and refreshments will be provided. If you have questions regarding this upcoming meeting

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

PERSONAL SERVICES

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CELEBRATIONS

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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REAL ESTATE

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

ELECTRICAL

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

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.

GARDENING

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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).

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.

KITCHEN AID stand mixer $75. Oak Ent. Center. Will fit 28”T.V. $75. 334-9607 after 4

MISC SERVICES

UNDER $400

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

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

UNDER $200

FUEL/FIREWOOD WOOD PELLET fuel for sale. Clean Burn & Okanagan. Animal bedding, shavings & pellets. We deliver! 250-757-9232

TRADES, TECHNICAL

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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 CHRISTMAS PLATES- 1968 til 1982. “Bing & Grondahl”. Call (250)335-2658. VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

HELP WANTED

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:

Help Desk Support Technician Certified Millwright Heavy Duty Mechanic Detailed job postings can be viewed at

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The successful candidate will have a strong service background, a positive attitude, be a team player, enjoy working with people, well organized and have a strong customer focus. Excellent wages, minimum 35 hours/week, company vehicle, uniform, paid vacation & benefit package for the right person. Specific Skills • Requires minimum (3 to (5) years experience as a certified licensed technician. • Self motivated, willing to learn • Consistently present and maintain a positive and professional image • Good writing and verbal communication skills • Awareness of Environment, Health & Safety issues • Excellent interpersonal relationships skills Required Licenses or Professional Accreditation • Successful candidate will hold a ticket in refrigeration • Must meet Enhanced security clearance requirements • Valid driver’s license (as required) Please submit your resume online at www.bljc.com/en/careers We thank all applicants; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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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.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO COMOX RENOVATED Studio $600/mo and 1 bdrm $650/mo. Avail Now. 250- 702-5339 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

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.

HELP WANTED

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

• Production Workers • Sales Representatives • 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 – Friday. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Vera-De Windows Inc. 2940 Moray Ave., Courtenay 250-334-9819 mail@veradewindows.com

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

REAL ESTATE 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.

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL OR residential 1800 sq ft building and level lot on busy Johnston Road/Highway 4 intersection. Office, personal service, craft or residential use offers revenue and excellent holding opportunity. Corner shared with McDonalds, Macs and Co-op. Call 250-720-7453

FOR SALE BY OWNER HELP WANTED

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

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.

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

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

Apartments•Condos•Suites 3 BDRM on 1 acre, Petersen Rd. 20x26 garage, 2 sheds Fruit trees. Zoned for duplex/triplex. Some updates and work needed. $279,000. 250-286-9818.

305-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls, $700/mth AVAIL. IMMED. 2325 B VALLEYVIEW DR. 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 Appliances, $900/mth AVAIL. DEC 1 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

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

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

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COMOX- 480sq ft bachelor, F/S, W/D. N/S, cat ok. $650+ utils. Call (250)334-9559.

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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.

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APARTMENTS

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PARK PLACE

BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

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

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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.

Comox

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

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

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 3 BDRM, rancher style upstairs duplex. 5 appls, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors good area of Comox - $1200 COURTENAY 3 BDRM,rancher duplex on Urquhart. Large open concept with F/S, W/D and laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors. 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

HOMES FOR RENT AFFORDABLE FAMILY housing Campbell river & Courtenay 2, 3, 4 bdrm units, w/d hook up, f/s, children a must, refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call 250-923-4145 or 250-703-0357.

CONDOS CYPRESS ARMS

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

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

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

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.

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Call 250-334-9717

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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

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 40-2355 VALLEYVIEW DR 3 bed, 1.5 bath, N/S, N/P 5 appls., $1050/mth AVAIL IMMED

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca 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 COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm & den, 1 bath, F & S, carport, partially fenced, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb. 1$1,000/mth

BIG ROCK BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Campbell River1109 South Island Hwy Avail Jan 1, 2012. 2 bdrms, walk onto the beach waterfront home. Enjoy storm watching, beach ďŹ res and watching the cruise ships sail by. $1200/mo. Call (250)716-1764 References reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d

RECREATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

PACIFIC COURT

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.

339B Nim Nim 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls $900/mth Avail. Immed.

Call 338-7449

VANRIDGE MANOR 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

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

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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

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.

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

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION COURTENAY, LRG furn or unfurnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d room in quiet friendly Apt. Close to NIC/Superstore. No partiers. (250)871-1405. SHARED ACCOM: Furn 2 bdrm suite. $500 utilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, NS/NP. Call (250)334-8876

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

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. 2-BDRM TOWNHOUSE. 5 appls, patio, N/P or partiers. Lake Trail area, $800 mo. 250334-4724 or 250-650-4724.

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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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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 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 PARK PLACE MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls, gas F/P(gas incl), patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb 1$1,100/mth SUNRIDGE TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, & den, 2 bath, 5 appls, elect. F/P, carport, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb 1- $1,100/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.

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

250-338-0725 2001 Ford Explorer. 6 cylinder, 4 litre engine with 179,000 kms. Asking $6,000.00 Call 250-923-7979

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

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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 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

2000 TOYOTA SIENNA Van124,470 km, new tires/brakes/ignition, good condition, years in dry parking. Asking, $4700. Call (250)3314203. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 loaded very nice $6800. 338-4184. 1983 Suzuki GS 1,054 km. Garage $2500. 250-338-4184

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.

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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. 2007 FWD VW Passat. 2.0 Litre Turbo, 6 Speed Manual, loaded. Ext White, Fuel gas. Exc cond, new tires. 49,500 km. $15,900; 250-890-0345

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All proceeds from Ski for MS will be used for local programs and services for people affected by multiple sclerosis on North Vancouver Island.

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Register online at http://mssoc.convio.net/NVISki to receive a pledge sheet. For more information check out our chapter webpage at www.mssociety.ca/chapters/northvanisl or call Cherie at 250-339-0819.

Participants who raise the pledge minimum for their age group will receive: • Complimentary lift ticket/XC trail pass at Mount Washington for January 27th, 2013 • Lunch and beverage • Entry to our events • Ski for MS T-shirt • Chance to win great prizes

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Large .34 acre lot, good neighbourhood, 2400 sq.ft. home across the road from the Puntledge River & Park and 4 yr old roof. Needs TLC but has lots of potential, this may be the one for you.

Central Comox location. Walking distance to schools, shopping, & transportation. Plenty of space with living/family room, rec. room & indoor workshop.

Extreme Value! Across from a park sits this 2300+ sq.ft., 4BR/3BA home. A full house for the price of a duplex!

Prestigious location close to Filberg Lodge. Brand new Roof. Large yard. Spotless home throughout with upgrades.

Only 4 yrs old, 2100 sq.ft., & includes a 1BR/1BA fully self contained Legal Suite. Currently rented for $700 per/mo. With 5% down you can live here for $998/month. That is cheaper than rent.

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513 - 2275 Comox Ave.

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We would like to extend our wa warmest wishes to all of our past, pre present and future Clients. Thank you for your continued loyalty and bus business over the years.

We wish you all the best for this Ch Christmas Season and may 2013 be a prosperous year for all.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Comox Valley Worship Directory Church of Our Lord

BAHÁ’Í FAITH

Holy Communion 10:00 am each Sunday

“We testify that when He [Christ] came into the world, He shed the splendor of His glory upon all created things... Blessed is the man who, with a face beaming with light, hath turned towards Him.” Bahá’u’lláh

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

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)

Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM Christmas Eve Candle Light Service: 7PM Christmas Day Service:10:30AM 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

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

Courtenay

Seeking Real Change

“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

Nursery -Grade 7

Minister: Peggy Jensen 250-334-4961

250.334.9777 livinghope@shaw.ca www.livinghopeonline.ca

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

An intergenerational service of music and theatre.

1st Street & Penrith

December 23, 11am December 24, 7 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

All children are invited to participate in our nativity play.

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Everyone Welcome

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

250-400-7800

www.resonatechurch.ca

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~ Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry 1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

PRESBYTERIAN

250-338-5811 250-338

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

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Independent - Fundamental

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

Christmas Eve 7 pm

Service 10:30am Sunday, Dec 23 & Dec 24 Christmas Eve Service 7pm

Candlelight & Carols

Guest Speaker: Rev. Wally Fry

Sunday Worship 10 am

Christmas Day 11 am Holy Communion

Pastor A. Ronald Sedo

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

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

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

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

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

Comox Community Baptist Church Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M.

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 Morning Service 11am Evening Service 7pm

Merry Christmas

Pastor Rev. Peter Hudson Interim Pastor

Everyone Welcome. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox

250-339-0224

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

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

JOIN US IN WORSHIP

Christmas at St. Peter’s 9:15 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Traditional Service Nursery Care & Jr. Church @ 9:15 am

SATURDAY

NEW YEAR’S EVE

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck

SUNDAY

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Christmas Eve Service

www.courtenaybaptist.com

Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

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

2201 Robert Lang Drive

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

Sundays 10 am Christmas Eve 6 pm

WEEKEND LITURGIES

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Friends

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Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

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Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

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6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Real Life

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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

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Community Church

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218 Church Street, Comox, B.C. The Rev. Rodney Ives, Priest in charge Christmas Eve – Dec 24 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay 4 pm Worship Service with Crèche Sun. Holy Eucharist 8:30 am & 10 am 6 pm Family Service with Nativity Play Sunday School 10 am (All children are invited to join our nativity play)

Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10 am 11 pm Candlelight Midnight Mass Dec 24, 4pm Christmas Day – Dec 25 A Festival of Nine 10 am Christmas Day Eucharist Lessons and Carols December 29 Dec 25, 10am 5:40 pm Express Contemporary Worship Holy Eucharist 250-334-4331 Join us as we celebrate Christmas Together! For more information call: 250-339-6416 http:/stjohnthedivinecourtenay.bc.anglican.ca

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Delivering Thanks to Our Comox Valley Record Carriers! It’s time to express our appreciation for the hardworking newspaper carriers and drivers who put our publication in the hands of readers every week. In all types of weather and road conditions, our carriers remain committed to their routes, knowing that our readers are counting on them to spread the news. Thanks for providing an essential service to our community. We salute your hardwork, dedication and success! Sterling Girard • Delores Pflanz • Keygan Heinz • Ian & Gavin Graves • Megan Kochanuk • Rayelle Lacourse • Nursen Ulijorta • Denise Jensen • Terry Wilson • Sarah Humphrey • Max Sander • Eric Nieuwejaar • Bob Masson • Eddy Quinn • Dave Marryatt • Delores Brown • Iris Fallock • Gary Vinek • Kayla Zilm • Laurena Fairbairn • Will Smit • Steven Dean • Brianna Genereux • Ryan Sommen • Cohen Maidens • Zachary Andrews • Bev Smit • Jackie Wittrock • Theresa Atkinson • Connor O’Hara • David Ethier • Alex Cho • Dimitri Rosner • Emanuele Sipone • Sonia Nairn • Cassidy Nairn • Heidi Lefort • Kaleb Hennicke • Jeremy Tansky • Michael Goodchild • Ethan Wand • Hallie Hubbeard • Jimmy Hubbeard • Heike Schnoor • Luke Van Es • Sean Bowen • William Lee • Kaitlin Fortier • Liam Longacre • Taylor Johnson • Paige Johnson • Lachlan Johnson • Brittany Sponselee • Taryn Johnson • Taya Clifford • Katherine Braaten • Tyler Johnson • Erik Kozak • Liam Court • Brenda Ault • Joanne Cameron • Jan Delang • Nicole Fulton • Frank Burden • Joseph Lineger • Carmen Stevens • Phil Parmley • Aijia Dycke • Gabriel Roe • Morgan Geisbrecht • Levi Geisbrecht • Noah Geisbrecht • Darlene Sharcott • William Wright • Marilyn Machum • Browyn Seifert • David Nelson • Anika Barrios-Langhelt • Daniel Vallantine • Elijiah Hamm • Sarah Brune • Ellena Holding • Jonathan Gibbs • Claire Knowles • Valerie Knowles • Emma Bridges • James Dewhurst • Jon Grant • Erika Massicotte • Theo Truax • Ian Masterton • Meagan Dumont • Nick Oyakawa • Sara McLennan • Daniel Beaulé • Joshua Meadus • Jaxson Doyle • Anabelle St. Denis • Jean Martyn • Victoria Nesbitt • Gordon Clark • Carlos Agnew • Emily Toovey • Nicholas Mitchell • Ruth Sander • Kevin Bossom • Travis Bossom • Adam Meyer • Brianna Joseph • Adrian Morton • Frank Sigurdson • Hailey Mahy • Evan Russell • Robbie Nahu • Dorothy Ball • Mikael Harvey • Natalie Carew • Sam Dyer • Jennifer Mayer • Thomas Molly • Zach Meadus • Natasha Muir • Patrick Landroche • Andrew Munro • Shaylin Crassweller • Gordon Beech • Natasha Nylund • Manoah Donovan • Aysia Melady • Cathy Marryatt • Ashley Heryet • Jessica Coltart • Theo Lemay • Quinten Russell • Alex Kramer • Markas Rockx • Montana Clarke • Rusty Maksymetz • Hannah McClelland - Asu • Kelsey Morgan • Abigail Robinson • Annelies Burritt • Buntheng Chea • Jocelyn & Julia Sherman • Dante Camaiani • Tony Detering • Stephen Cafik • Ilana Singer • Camryn Hockley • Monic Stushnoff • Tyler Jones • David Jones • Pierre Olivier • Bob Gibson • Sarah Eve Chretien • Laurie Chretien • Phillip Mayhew • Mary Dietrich • Alexander Haddon • Jared Hills • Griffin Ure • Bruce McInnis • Kieran Salter • Sam Biro • Susan Goodrick • Becky Lapierre • Kenneth Knudsen • Tom Walker • Nick Michaud •Jake Mollander • Heather Thompson • Peggy Ash • Braydon Turchenek • Boatman Crew • Nathan Brown • Logan Cursley • Anne Milligan • Owen McLeod • Levi Klassen • Jonas Clarke • Lorna Clarke • Matt Guthrie • Chloe Speed • Jared Marks • Corbin Carey • Cameron Edwards • Owen Shears • Analise Cherry • Isaac Lepine • William Gauthier • Timothy Gauthier • Jonah Waldman • Charis Hamm • Darlene Lafleur • Joe Burrett • Oryanna & Dwayne Lee • Kelly La Trace • Roger Lefebvre • Marc Lemonnier • Holly Vanderhorst • Pete Keizer • Christine Girard • Michael Pearce • Sheri Lucas • Steve Brown • Linda King • Wally Brown • Deanna Sollitt

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Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ♦, ), ‡, § The Holiday 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. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E+CL9) only and includes $8,100 Consumer Cash Discount. $19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. 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. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2013 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ♦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. )4.99% lease financing available through WS Leasing Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Westminster Credit Union) (“WS”) to qualified retail customers on new 2012/2013 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT models at participating dealers in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Territories. Example: 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a Purchase Price of $34,298 including $1,000 Holiday Bonus Cash and $2,500 Lease Delivery Credit. Purchase Price includes freight (1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, dealer charges and taxes. Lease offer is based on a 60 month term at 4.99% APR and 130 bi-weekly payments of $199. Down payment of $0 and applicable taxes, $475 WS registration fee and first bi-weekly payment are due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $25,892. Taxes, licence, registration, insurance, dealer charges and excess wear and tear not included. 22,000 kilometer allowance: charge of $.18 per excess kilometer. Some conditions apply. Security deposit may be required. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package models 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. Examples: 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $19,998/$19,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $115/$115 with a cost of borrowing of $3,823/$3,823 and a total obligation of $23,821/$23,821. 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. §2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,395. 2013 Dodge Journey Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,595. 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 Ward’s 2012 Small Van Segmentation. Excludes other Chrysler Group LLC designed and/or manufactured vehicles. &Based on R. L. Polk Canada Inc. January to October 2011 Canadian Total New Vehicle Registration data for Chrysler Crossover Segments. ^Based on 2013 Ward’s Middle Cross Utility segmentation. ¤Based on 2013 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km (36 MPG) and City: 12.2 L/100 km (23 MPG). 2013 Dodge Journey SE 2.4 L 4-speed automatic – Hwy: 7.5 L/100 km (38 MPG) and City: 10.8 L/100 km (26 MPG). TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */**Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Silverado EXT 2WD (1SA), 2013 Cruze LS (1SA), 2013 Equinox LS (1SA) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,500). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. **Offer available to retail customers between December 17th, 2012 and December 30th, 2012. Applies to new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze and 2013 GM vehicles excluding 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, Volt, Spark, Orlando, Express, Traverse, and Trax, GMC Savana and Acadia, Buick Enclave and Encore, and Cadillac ATS and XTS at participating dealers in Canada. Employee price includes freight and PDI but excludes license, insurance, registration, fees associated with filing at movable property registry/PPSA fees, duties, marketing fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Limited quantities of 2012 models available. Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details. â&#x20AC; To qualify for GMCLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 3 months (2) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under a small business name for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/finance/lease of a new eligible 2012 or 2013 MY Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Chevrolet Avalanche delivered between October 2, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Incentive ranges from $1500 to $3,000, depending on model purchased. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. ^Based on latest competitive data available. ~ OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.ca for OnStarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide ^^Based on WardsAuto.com 2012 Upper Small segment, excluding Hybrid and Diesel powertrains. Standard 10 airbags, ABS, traction control, and StabiliTrak.

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