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Plan to establish foundation placed on hold Shawn Wood still intends to do so in honour of late wife Renee Andor Record Staff

Shawn Wood still plans to start a foundation in his late wife Emily’s name, but it

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may not be for awhile. The young couple touched the hearts of many in the Comox Valley when Shawn gave 24-year-old Emily her dream wedding as her dying wish in the summer. Emily, (née Niinemets) had aggressive large-cell lymphoma cancer, and just 10 days after she was told her treatment wasn’t working the couple married. She passed away only 11 days after that, even though she was given three to 12 months to live. The couple didn’t have enough money for Emily’s wish and didn’t easily fit into other charities’ categories for help. So, instead Shawn

bly start a foundation so he gave the saved money away. “I had a small amount of cash from fundraising that I have given in small chunks to other organizations,” he said via e-mail. “As for the organizations I helped, I did so mostly anonymously I helped people I heard about dealing with cancer in small ways.” Shawn added he still has “every intention” to start up the Emily Ann Foundation at some point in the future.

fundraised money for their wedding himself. He ended up receiving more money than they needed for the wedding due to an outpouring of support from the community, and he vowed to create the Emily Ann Foundation to help others in similar situations after Emily’s death. He had been sorting out the logistics for the Emily Ann Foundation earlier this fall. Unfortunately, after some research he realized he didn’t have enough funds to feasi-

The phone’s ❝ ringing, we’ve got lots of demand for the next semester and we really like what’s going on — and they’re a really great bunch of kids. We hope to double our capacity in the new year.

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YANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Anita Brassard accepts $500 cheques from Trevor Do (left) and Kim Rai. Do, who owns the Courtenay Chevron Town Pantry and Triple O’s, and Rai, who owns the Chevron Comox Town Pantry, challenge all gas stations and convenience stores to donate $500 or more per store to the popular Comox Valley charity.

EveryYANA cracker was sold Christmas tree auction also a success, says popular local charity Erin Haluschak Record Staff

It’s a win for YANA, and a win for one lucky Christmas Cracker holder this year, as the annual fundraiser is being touted as a “massive success.� Anita Brassard, executive director for You Are Not Alone — a Comox Valley organization that helps local families who need to travel to access medical treatment for their children — said this year’s cracker campaign sold out with 5,000 crackers distributed, raising

“The event was very $12,500. “We’re still waiting well attended, and the for the lucky winner trees were absolutely beautiful,� to reveal said Brast h e m sard. “The selves,� she The event families noted. was very well and busiT h e c r a c k e r s , attended, and the nesses did an amazing which sold trees were absojob.� for $2.50 Although each, con- lutely beautiful. final tained 50 The families and the prizes hid- businesses did an n u m b e r s aren’t in, den withBrassard in, with a amazing job. the main prize Anita Brassard said event was a of a white success. gold soliLooking ahead to taire diamond ring valthe new year, Brasued at $2,400. Another YANA fund- sard added the annual raiser at this time of YANA auction is schedyear is the Driftwood uled for March 8, with Mall Christmas Tree Auction. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations decorate trees that are on display for two weeks at the mall.

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Students at École Puntledge Park Elementary in Courtenay have brightened the holiday season for some of the less-fortunate citizens of the Comox Valley. Students from kindergarten to Grade 7 spent five weeks collecting donations of socks, toques, hats, gloves, toothpaste and toothbrushes for homeless individuals. “Our kids were responsible for painting the bags, providing the cookies and then they filled the bags after they painted them,â€? principal Kevin Reimer said. The initial goal of the Christmas Gift Bag project was 500 handpainted paper bags. Students wound up stuffing 542 bags with the above necessities. About 300 bags were given to people in the Comox Valley, with the

remainder donated to homeless individuals in Nanaimo and Victoria. “It fit really nicely with what we’re calling our I Can theme for this year,� Reimer said, noting the project was in conjunction with the non-profit group Everybody Deserves A Smile. Chantal Stefan, a former Puntledge student teacher and founder of EDAS, came up with the project idea. “It’s been amazing because I’ve seen people downtown walking

around with the bags,� Reimer said. He notes the viceprincipal, without identifying herself, commented on a bag when she ran into someone downtown. “The person said it absolutely made their Christmas,� Reimer said. “It’s so nice to hear.� The school has received congratulatory phone calls and e-mails from people around the province expressing their gratitude for the bags. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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ent living situations so it’s important to be able to offer variety to them while they’re in the Comox Valley. “It’s an opportunity, from our perspective, Renee Andor for students to have an accommodation opporRecord Staff tunity different from Although the averhomestay and different age guest may not from peerstay,” says notice, the Best WestHanley. “Some stuern Plus Westerly dents are interested in Hotel in Courtenay is living on their own and home to a number of interested in living in a international more dorm-type North Island of environment College (NIC) where they have TIME WITH SANTA The phone’s ringing, students during roommates and This is the busiest we’ve got lots of demand for their time in the people that they time of the year the next semester and we Valley. cook meals with, The hotel really like what’s going on and so the West- for Santa Claus. He devoted an area — and they’re a really great erly provides a pops up in so many of the hotel to great opportu- places, it’s almost like l o n g e r - t e r m bunch of kids. nity for that to he’s cloned himself. dormitory-style St. Joseph’s General David Rooper happen.” student housing For more Hospital is one place just before the information on fall semester started, he adds. “We hope to the college’s interna- Santa definitely and the new initiative double our capacity tional program, visit would not forget. has been a big success (of international stu- www.international.nic. Here, he and Mrs. Claus are with Leah so far, according to dent rooms) in the new bc.ca. hotel general manger year.” writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com Kallio and Tate. North Island College David Rooper. “I’ve been very International associate impressed with the director Colleen Hantransition and the roll- ley also says the new out of this — it’s rela- accommodation option tively new, we’ve just has been working out Tired of the started it, and it’s been well. Boxing Day Rush? “The students who fantastic,” says Rooper, have stayed there and adding hotel staff have Thai a Relaxing gotten to know the moved on or the stuThai Dinner Tonight! students during their dents who are continuYour tastebuds ing to stay there speak stays. will thank you. very highly of the expe“That’s the fun part Corner of 8th & Fitzgerald because they’re so rience that they’re havCall for Reservations & Take Out ing there,” says Hanley, unique because they’re www.kinareethai.ca • 250-898-8639 from all parts of the adding the hotel has world — so that’s been been a great business actually an eye-opener partner in this endeaof the different cultures vour. She notes different and their needs.” Rooper notes 12 students prefer differrooms are available for international students to stay in, and they’re located in their own corridor on the river side of the hotel so there’s an NIC wing of sorts for them to stay in. One- and two-bedroom self-contained suites offer students a chance to live alone or with someone else, and each suite has a kitchenette and balcony. Students also have access to hotel facilities such as the pool, hot tub and fitness room, and they have the safety of 24-hour security. He notes occupancy rates vary from month to month but the rooms have generally been full. “The phone’s ringing, we’ve got lots of demand for the next semester and we really like what’s going on — and they’re a really great bunch of kids,”

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meet the PROFESSIONALS FOR THE BEST IN QUALITY, SERVICE & PRODUCTS CALL OR VISIT THESE FINE BUSINESSES!

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After almost 30 years in the furniture and mattress business, I hate to say it, but I’m ashamed of my chosen profession. The rip-offs and misinformation abound, and in today’s tough retail market, there are a lot of sharks out there waiting to part you from your hard-earned money. Here’s how they’ll try to do it. Let’s start with those hard to resist words, TODAY ONLY! Whether it’s mattresses, bedroom furniture or what have you, some places are always promoting an amazing time-limited offer. That kind of high-pressure sales tactic is the oldest trick in the book. Do you really have to “buy today to save�, or will you get the same deal next week? Or worse, did you buy last week and now you’re regretting it? These sales people don’t want you to feel good about your purchase, they want you to feel scared that you’ll lose out. Or maybe they’ll throw in a free ____!!! with that bedroom set you’re looking at. Is that because the mattress is so lumpy you’ll be up all night watching info-tainment, or is it because the TV is so lousy that they are literally giving it away? What you really need to know when you’re out shopping for furniture is the bottom line - what it’s going to cost to get something you want – not how much you’re going to “save� by falling for these gimmicks. I get it from the sales guys too. They tell me about mattresses that give off oxygen, mattresses that are green and mattresses that will last 20 years. I ask them, “Is your furniture solid wood,� they say, “Yes! Particle board is made from wood!� Really? I’ve sold foam products since I was 11 years old, working at the Ladysmith Trading Co which my grandparents started in 1919. Believe me, one way or another, over the past 90-odd years, our family has seen it all. We know that when someone offers you something that seems too good to be true, it probably is. We don’t do it that way. If you just want the straight goods, a fair price, no gimmicks, no particle board, no commission sales people and no hogwash come and see me. And if you want to see my full-length mattress rant, go to www.johnsbedrooms.com and click on my blog).

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A New Year’s Toast t o You As we wrap up our thirtie th a

ALL QF STORES WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 6 PM NEW YEAR’S EVE, & CLOSED NEW YEAR’S DAY

Sourdough Bread

Rich & Creamy Frozen Dessert 1.66lt

2

Liquid

4

350ml

Extra Strength Ez Tablets or Caplets

6 100’s

Save

$4.50

Winter Jewel Bouquet

Max Batteries 1-4’s

99

Tylenol

99

3 1-4’s

99

“Photos for presentation purposes only”

Qualicum Foods - 705 Memorial 752-9281 Port Alberni - 2943 10th Ave. 723-3397 Nanoose Bay - 2443 Collins Cr. 468-7131 Parksville - 319 E. Island Hwy. 954-2262 Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. 287-2820 Powell River – 4871 Joyce Ave. (604) 485-5481

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Email Address: customerservice@qualityfoods.com Nanaimo – Beban Plaza – 2220 Bowen Rd. 758-3733 Nanaimo – Harewood Mall – 530 5th St. 754-6012 Nanaimo – Northridge Village – 5800 Turner Rd. 756-3929 Comox Valley – 2275 Guthrie Rd. 890-1005 Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue 331-9328

www.qualityfoods.com AppyHour.ca

AAA GRADE

6

Celebration Average 15.41 per kg

Fres

AA

11

GRADE

Tenderloin Grilling Steak 26.43 per kg

99

99

Fasana

Napkins 20’s

MON.

31

FOR

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TUES.

WED.

CLOSED

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27

FRI.

28

SAT.

29

SUN.

30

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES

1lb

PER

lb

Live or Cooked

Fresh Atlantic Lobster

PER

9

BC Grown “No. 1”

lb

Jumbo White or Brown Mushrooms 5.49 per kg

Mexican “Hass Variety”

5$ FOR

Organic Half & Half or Arugula Salad Mix 5oz

2$ FOR

6

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Fresh Lemons or Limes 2.18 per kg

2LB Bag

5

99

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Large Avocadoes

7 DAYS OF SAVINGS – DECEMBER

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99

Earthbound Farm

Energizer

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Prime Rib Oven Roast

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each

99

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49

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It’s “Prime Time” for a

Bakery Fresh

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99 Each

2

49 PER

lb

California “Green Giant”

Baby Cut Carrots

2$

FOR

¢ PER

lb

5

All

Varietie s

“Litehouse”

Veggie Dips 296ml

2$ FOR

5

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AAA

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Fresh Chicken Drumsticks

4

Old Dutch

Family Pack, 8.80 per kg

Locally Raised BC Poultry

2

per lb

PER

100gr

Cocktail Shrimp or Crabmeat

Whole Smoked Oysters or Mussels

3

99

Gold Seal

Gold Seal

2$

99

for

PER

lb

5

2$ for

Mayonnaise

Old El Paso

Thick n’ Chunky

890ml

5

Large

Continental

Seven Layer Dip Made

Black Forest or Old Fashioned Ham

1

Kraft

7

per 100gr

Selected 200-225gr

7

3

2$

4

for

5

Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Frozen or Previously Frozen

5

3

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Black Diamond

Dinner Kits

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

1

1

PER

100gr

PER

100gr

Bonjour De France

1

99

2$

5

5

for For

Old El Paso

Seasoning Mix

Old El Paso

Old El Paso

398ml

125-133gr

77

Crackers Selected, 125-150gr

125gr

2$ for

7

7

Lay’s

Crunchy Shells

Refried Beans

35gr

Each

99

69 PER

100gr

2$

¢

3for$

5

3$

2

99

99

Boursin

Stax Potato Chips

Cambozola Cheese

Cheese 125-150gr

for

Orange Juice

Bits & Bites

1.75lt

200-225gr

3for$

5 99

for

5

for

4

2

99

Plus Applicable Fees

3$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

5

5

¢

Cervelat or Hungarian Salami

Molson

Exel Non Alcoholic Beer 12x355ml

4

1

69

99 Each

Orangina

Sparkling Orange Beverage

PER

100gr

Canada Dry

Mott’s

6x710ml

1.89lt

Ginger Ale

99 per 100gr

Clamato Juice

with Natural Pulp, 1.75lt

4

99

Plus Applicable Fees

2for$

Plus Applicable Fees

5

2for$

Plus Applicable Fees

5

2

Holiday Hours we will be closing at 6pm on Dec. 31st and closed New Year’s Day! Wishing you a Healthy, Happy & Safe Holiday Season! For

5

Schneiders

155-163gr

Minute Maid Five Alive Fruit Beverage or Nestea Iced Tea

Minute Maid

2$

PER

100gr

Carr’s

Camembert or Brie

227-510gr

69

99

69

Natural Sliced

Old El Paso

1.75lt

for

41/50 Count

230-320gr

2for$

Each

Cooked White Tiger Prawn Tails

Made Fresh Instore

300-325gr

2$

per lb

99

500gr

99

Bacon & Onion or Seafood Mushroom Caps

Stoned Wheat Thins

Ritz Crackers

250gr

for

29 Christie

Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese

2$

Fresh Instore

Colossal East Coast Scallops

Restaurante Tortilla Chips

5

99

Average 2-4lb

Hellmann’s

650ml

4$

5

U 10 Size

Old Dutch

Classic Dip

200gr

106-120gr

In Sunflower Oil, 85gr

• Local BC Pork • Lactose & Gluten Free • No Added MSG • No Growth Promotants

Plus Applicable Fees

225gr

99

for

99

Nalley

Potato Chips

Locally Raised BC Poultry

375gr

2

4

99

per lb

Fresh Chicken Wings

Family Pack, 4.39 per kg

1

GRADE

99

Sunrise Farms

Fresh Hand Peeled Shrimp

Sunrise Farms

3

Fres

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Fres

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7

AA

99

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GRADE

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AA

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Classic Rings

6.59 per kg

465-900gr

20x355ml

Grimm’s

Fresh Gourmet Sausages

International or Crescendo Pizza

Coke, Sprite or Canada Dry

Your Party Planning Cen tre!

Hertel’s

McCain

8.80 per kg

Family Pack, 17.61 per kg

-Quality Foods -

Essentials Entertaining

Inside Round Oven Roast or Steak

Rib Grilling Steak

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AA

AAA

per lb

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4

Old Dutch

Family Pack, 8.80 per kg

Locally Raised BC Poultry

2

per lb

PER

100gr

Cocktail Shrimp or Crabmeat

Whole Smoked Oysters or Mussels

3

99

Gold Seal

Gold Seal

2$

99

for

PER

lb

5

2$ for

Mayonnaise

Old El Paso

Thick n’ Chunky

890ml

5

Large

Continental

Seven Layer Dip Made

Black Forest or Old Fashioned Ham

1

Kraft

7

per 100gr

Selected 200-225gr

7

3

2$

4

for

5

Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Frozen or Previously Frozen

5

3

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Black Diamond

Dinner Kits

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

1

1

PER

100gr

PER

100gr

Bonjour De France

1

99

2$

5

5

for For

Old El Paso

Seasoning Mix

Old El Paso

Old El Paso

398ml

125-133gr

77

Crackers Selected, 125-150gr

125gr

2$ for

7

7

Lay’s

Crunchy Shells

Refried Beans

35gr

Each

99

69 PER

100gr

2$

¢

3for$

5

3$

2

99

99

Boursin

Stax Potato Chips

Cambozola Cheese

Cheese 125-150gr

for

Orange Juice

Bits & Bites

1.75lt

200-225gr

3for$

5 99

for

5

for

4

2

99

Plus Applicable Fees

3$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

5

5

¢

Cervelat or Hungarian Salami

Molson

Exel Non Alcoholic Beer 12x355ml

4

1

69

99 Each

Orangina

Sparkling Orange Beverage

PER

100gr

Canada Dry

Mott’s

6x710ml

1.89lt

Ginger Ale

99 per 100gr

Clamato Juice

with Natural Pulp, 1.75lt

4

99

Plus Applicable Fees

2for$

Plus Applicable Fees

5

2for$

Plus Applicable Fees

5

2

Holiday Hours we will be closing at 6pm on Dec. 31st and closed New Year’s Day! Wishing you a Healthy, Happy & Safe Holiday Season! For

5

Schneiders

155-163gr

Minute Maid Five Alive Fruit Beverage or Nestea Iced Tea

Minute Maid

2$

PER

100gr

Carr’s

Camembert or Brie

227-510gr

69

99

69

Natural Sliced

Old El Paso

1.75lt

for

41/50 Count

230-320gr

2for$

Each

Cooked White Tiger Prawn Tails

Made Fresh Instore

300-325gr

2$

per lb

99

500gr

99

Bacon & Onion or Seafood Mushroom Caps

Stoned Wheat Thins

Ritz Crackers

250gr

for

29 Christie

Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese

2$

Fresh Instore

Colossal East Coast Scallops

Restaurante Tortilla Chips

5

99

Average 2-4lb

Hellmann’s

650ml

4$

5

U 10 Size

Old Dutch

Classic Dip

200gr

106-120gr

In Sunflower Oil, 85gr

• Local BC Pork • Lactose & Gluten Free • No Added MSG • No Growth Promotants

Plus Applicable Fees

225gr

99

for

99

Nalley

Potato Chips

Locally Raised BC Poultry

375gr

2

4

99

per lb

Fresh Chicken Wings

Family Pack, 4.39 per kg

1

GRADE

99

Sunrise Farms

Fresh Hand Peeled Shrimp

Sunrise Farms

3

Fres

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GRADE

Fres

d ia

7

AA

99

h Ca na

GRADE

h Ca na

h Ca na

AA

Fres

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Fres

Classic Rings

6.59 per kg

465-900gr

20x355ml

Grimm’s

Fresh Gourmet Sausages

International or Crescendo Pizza

Coke, Sprite or Canada Dry

Your Party Planning Cen tre!

Hertel’s

McCain

8.80 per kg

Family Pack, 17.61 per kg

-Quality Foods -

Essentials Entertaining

Inside Round Oven Roast or Steak

Rib Grilling Steak

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, December 26, 2012 A11

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A New Year’s Toast t o You As we wrap up our thirtie th a

ALL QF STORES WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 6 PM NEW YEAR’S EVE, & CLOSED NEW YEAR’S DAY

Sourdough Bread

Rich & Creamy Frozen Dessert 1.66lt

2

Liquid

4

350ml

Extra Strength Ez Tablets or Caplets

6 100’s

Save

$4.50

Winter Jewel Bouquet

Max Batteries 1-4’s

99

Tylenol

99

3 1-4’s

99

“Photos for presentation purposes only”

Qualicum Foods - 705 Memorial 752-9281 Port Alberni - 2943 10th Ave. 723-3397 Nanoose Bay - 2443 Collins Cr. 468-7131 Parksville - 319 E. Island Hwy. 954-2262 Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. 287-2820 Powell River – 4871 Joyce Ave. (604) 485-5481

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Email Address: customerservice@qualityfoods.com Nanaimo – Beban Plaza – 2220 Bowen Rd. 758-3733 Nanaimo – Harewood Mall – 530 5th St. 754-6012 Nanaimo – Northridge Village – 5800 Turner Rd. 756-3929 Comox Valley – 2275 Guthrie Rd. 890-1005 Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue 331-9328

www.qualityfoods.com AppyHour.ca

AAA GRADE

6

Celebration Average 15.41 per kg

Fres

AA

11

GRADE

Tenderloin Grilling Steak 26.43 per kg

99

99

Fasana

Napkins 20’s

MON.

31

FOR

5

TUES.

WED.

CLOSED

THUR.

27

FRI.

28

SAT.

29

SUN.

30

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES

1lb

PER

lb

Live or Cooked

Fresh Atlantic Lobster

PER

9

BC Grown “No. 1”

lb

Jumbo White or Brown Mushrooms 5.49 per kg

Mexican “Hass Variety”

5$ FOR

Organic Half & Half or Arugula Salad Mix 5oz

2$ FOR

6

California/Mexico Grown

Fresh Lemons or Limes 2.18 per kg

2LB Bag

5

99

r e a va

ilabilit y PR E - B OOK LIVE L O B ST E RS

please

Large Avocadoes

7 DAYS OF SAVINGS – DECEMBER

CLOSED CLOSED OPEN TIL 6PM

2$

99

To ens u

99

Earthbound Farm

Energizer

Max Batteries

Fres

Prime Rib Oven Roast

h Ca na

Breyers Classic

each

99

ef

Visit Breyers.ca for details

Pepto Bismol

Energizer

7

Holiday Ice Cream Cake

h Ca na

5

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160gr

d ia

Cheese

49

ef

Quality Foods 16 Piece Party Tray

Compass

GRADE

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Cake Centre

2

ef

each

NEW YEAR’S AA

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100gr

Plus Applicable Fees

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99

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69

Fres

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3

Comox Brie or Camembert Cheese

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Natural Pastures

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750 ml

n Be

Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Juice or Lemonade

d ia

Martinelli’s

cknowledge anniversary, o hard work a ur roots in these island it’s important to nd co people and su dedication of so many p mmunities, and the eople - our cu ppliers that h stomers, QF elped us get here. We all have ch honoured th oices where we work, sh at you have chosen to ass op and play and we are with Quality ociate your ti Foods. me and life On behalf of Jo and sincere hn, Noel, Bruce and mys appreciation elf, it’s with th th for a happy a nd safe 2013 at we raise a toast to yo e humble u and yours .

It’s “Prime Time” for a

Bakery Fresh

A9

99 Each

2

49 PER

lb

California “Green Giant”

Baby Cut Carrots

2$

FOR

¢ PER

lb

5

All

Varietie s

“Litehouse”

Veggie Dips 296ml

2$ FOR

5

www.qualityfoods.com For Store Locations & Hours, Please Visit www.qualityfoods.com Prices in effect December 27 - December 31 (CLOSED New Yearʼs Day), 2012


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When Quality Counts, Call Mark Reiss at...

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B.C. NDP leader Dix seeking balance with business year. Labour law, every VICTORIA — NDP POLITICS year. WorkSafeBC, leader Adrian Dix has every year. Trades and completed year-end training, every year. interviews with memWith respect to bers of the legislative OM [accepting signed press gallery. Here are LETCHER union cards for certihighlights from my disfication], it is a democussion with him. TF: On the Kinder Morgan proposal, for cratic process that the Morgan oil pipeline which no application Newfoundland Conservative government expansion proposal, has been made. Obviously it would just put into place a federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair says the federal have been desirable for few months ago. So it’s environmental process everyone had they cho- a proposal from the labour movewould have to ment and be strengthened we’re looking before a project I’ve had about 230 meetat it. like that could For most of get a thorough ings with the business commuB.C.’s modern enough hearing. nity. The purpose of it has been Do you agree? principally to build understand- history, since World War AD: The B.C. ing, particularly on issues of II, we’ve had Liberal governcardment has signed skills training. With the priority that check sysan equivalency I give to skills training, I think tem in place. agreement that I’m much more attuned to their The quessays that the tion would federal decision concerns than the government whether is the provin- has been. Adrian Dix be [returning to cial decision on that system] these projects. If it applies to Enbridge sen a true joint review, is a priority for this Northern Gateway, as they have in Site term in government. TF: So those kinds presumably the B.C. C [dam proposed for Liberals would apply it Peace River], as they of things will be made did with Kemess North clear in your platform? to Kinder Morgan. AD: Absolutely. They could have [rejected mine expanTF: You picked up done a joint process, sion proposal] and some serious money where [the final deci- other cases. TF: You don’t want from the business comsion] would have gone to both cabinets. They duplicated review pro- munity at a fundraiser chose instead to give up cesses here, you just in October. Is that some jurisdiction. They were want a provincial cab- kind of a record for the so afraid of making any inet say in the deci- NDP? decision on Northern sion? AD: That’s right. Gateway that they sent TF: On your relait over to the federal tionship with the B.C. government. So what we’ve said is Federation of Labour, within a week of com- your caucus is considing to office, we would ering a proposal that end that equivalency B.C. should once again agreement, and Brit- do away with secret ish Columbia would ballots for union certimake decisions about fication. AD: The B.C. Fed both Enbridge Northern Gateway, which makes a case to the applied in May 2010, government on a series and any other pipeline, of issues on employincluding the Kinder ment standards every

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

Spirit of the season We don’t always have snow in the Comox Valley to help it feel like Christmas, but we make up for it with so many generous hearts giving and giving. The number of excellent charitable causes at this time of the year is outnumbered only by caring volunteers and big-hearted donors. The story on the front page of the Dec. 14 Record reminds us, too, that not all the caring people are with non-profit charities. Michael’s on Main co-owner Terry Chaney and other Fourth Street businesspeople in Courtenay fill stockings with useful items and treats. The stockings are distributed to homeless people via the Comox Bay Care Society’s Care-A-Van. The Coast Realty Group’s Christmas Hamper Program started the Sharing the Christmas Spirit Hamper Program in 1998, with approximately 70 hampers donated to families in need that year. Since then, the program has grown significantly, with 600 hampers filled last year. United Way is a perennial charity that used donations to assist several worthwhile Comox Valley charities to assist those who need help. Santa’s Workshop is an enduring seasonal favourite that refurbishes used toys and other items to create Christmas presents for Comox Valley children who might otherwise go without. Speaking of which, First Insurance’s excellent Secret Santa campaign connects kind-hearted people with disadvantaged children, who get a Christmas gift to make Dec. 25 a little brighter. Black Press is honoured to run the Pennies for Presents campaign each year. It forwards pennies and other cash donations to the Secret Santa program to help buy gifts for children. The 30th annual Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner will be held, as usual, on Christmas Day. The free meal for those who need it happens in the upstairs hall in the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. There are, as always, far more people to credit than space allows. If we missed you, our apology. Merry Christmas to all. Be safe while you’re being merry. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com Record Question of the Week This week: Thirty-four per cent of respondents so far say they will travel out of the area to visit family or friends during the holiday season. Are you on the move to visit family and friends? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Eve Every one of the You Are Not Alone Christmas crackers sold and YANA’s annual Christmas tree auction is also being described as a success.

We get winter weather even on Vancouver Island. We hope that wind, snow, ice and/or rain will not interfere with your Christmas travel plans.

COMOX VALLEY RECORD reader Anne Clarkson implores businesspeople and homeowners to clear snow and ice off their sidewalks. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Please get snow off your sidewalk Dear editor, My daughter Katie and I were stopped for the light at the intersection of Fitzgerald and 26th, happily listening to Christmas music and planning our shopping route when out of the corner of my eye, I saw a pair of feet fly past. A young man had taken a pretty nasty spill at the crosswalk light, sliding on a huge patch of packed snow and ice. I was terrified that he would

slip out on the street into traffic and then horrified to see that the pedestrian was using a white cane. Before we could get out to help he had picked himself up and brushed off the slush, to push the crosswalk button again. Every single one of us has slipped in the snow and ice. It is treacherous enough for those of us who two good legs but for those that have any sort of challenge at all it is life-threatening.

For Pete’s sake, folks — get out there and shovel your sidewalk. Bylaw 1798 states that homeowners and businesses are responsible for snow removal on the sidewalks in front of their properties. If you have a neighbour who simply can’t shovel — pay it forward and shovel their few feet of pavement as well. I promise you will feel good doing it. Anne Clarkson, Comox Valley


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PM sold Canada out — our belief in democracy, freeDear editor, dom, human rights. They don’t Like an errant teenager want us to sell that out to the sneaking home well past curalmighty dolfew, Harper lar.’’ announced Pleae write the prime Speaking recently of Canadian that he minister and your elected “values� such would allow politicians and tell them as a belief in CNOOC, what your values are. It human rights, China’s state-owned seems Mr. Harper has forgot- did you know that last oil company, ten whom he represents. month 25 to take over Susanna Kaljur Tibetans set Nexen. themselves It can only on fire. Most of these individube described as an act of desals were in their late teens and peration, since it was Harper early 20s, with the youngest, a who stated in 2006, “I don’t nun named Sangay Dolma, just think Canadians want us to sell 17 years old. out important Canadian values Harper has truly sold himself and Canada out, as he mutates from a Chinese critic to a Chinese puppet. With the economics of bitumen looking uncertain (imagine drinking beer by sucking on a bar rag) it is cold comfort that the government’s secretive negotiation of a one-sided investment treaty with China aka FIPA could make CNOOC able to sue Canadian Dear editor, governments in secret tribunals All this talk about FIPA. if our government should do anyLetter writers keep writing thing to counter China’s growing that news media says this about interests, including protection of the agreement, or this lawyer Canadian jobs and controversial says that about the agreement. health and safety practices. That political party says this Prime Minister Harper must about FIPA, etc. protect the interests of Canada, Why do the letter writers not our democracy and natural just quote FIPA directly? resources. Anybody can read FIPA Please write the prime minisat www.international.gc.ca/ ter and your elected politicians trade-agreements-accordsand tell them what your values commerciaux/agr-acc/ are. It seems Mr. Harper has forfipa-apie/china-text-chine. gotten whom he represents. aspx?lang=en&view=d. Nina Usherwood, Susanna Kaljur, Comox Courtenay

deal with the problem Dear editor, of bullying.� There is a question Given that the prothat I would like to fessional development ask our so-called premier but unfortunately funds in my school district haven’t changed I have no other forum in over in which two to ask decades this quesand given tion of my the news unelected about represenEducation tative of Ministhis beauter Don tiful provMcRae’s ince on letter the global regarding stage. the state Please of the be fortheducation CHRISTY CLARK coming system and honbefore he became a est with your answer Liberal Party of B.C. to this question in the MLA and also his media, Ms. Clark, as plans for further eduthis is a very serious cation cuts, how do you subject. plan on implementing Here’s my question: this professional day Ms. Clark, over two in B.C. schools specifimonths ago just after cally to deal with bulAmanda Todd’s tragic lying? John C. Turner, suicide you went on Comox Valley national television and in what appeared to be a heartfelt speech you said you would, “institute at least one professional day in B.C. schools specifically to

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Print actual facts in the newspaper Dear editor, Re: Letter to editor — Chum and Champ should be separated (Record, Dec. 14). I find this letter really quite offensive due to the inaccuracy in almost everything the writer says. Her knowledge of dogs seems to be very limited, therefore I don’t think she should be making assumptive suggestions in the local paper! Chum and Champ haven’t actually been proved to be dangerous dogs, therefore it isn’t right to call them a problem. Also they aren’t wolves, so the pack mentality theory does not apply to them. That is a very oldfashioned view and in any case it would take more than two wolves to be a pack. I have heard that buying pups who are siblings can cause problems so I’m not

surprised to hear that her daughter had some issues with her dogs behaviour but to compare German shepherd crosses to Newfoundland dogs? And I have to question what sort of breeder is crossing German shepherds? They are nothing like each other in any way. I’m surprised and very disappointed that the paper felt the need to publish this letter. I mean, have Chum and Champ not been through enough punishment? Why would anyone want to separate them? It’s time that actual facts were printed in the local newspapers. Have you read the PDF file ‘The truth always comes out in the end’? If you haven’t, you will find it at www.facebook.com/ groups/11458567870 4248. Nikki Robertson, Dunfermline, Scotland

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ENOUGH WITH THE dogs! They’ll either be put down, or they won’t, or they’ll be shipped away. That’s all there is! They’ve been getting more ink than the homeless. How about some of the local old grannies devote their excess energy to helping the homeless, and others in need! A GREAT BIG beef to Translink! Translink, has awarded the bid to build a new Sea Bus to a company in the Netherlands. The cost of the new Sea Bus is $25 million. Please don’t try to tell me the shipyards in B.C. can’t build a sea bus. So again here is a great big beef. Maybe our MLA, Don McRae, can look into why our tax dollars are being spent in the Netherlands instead of B.C. The provincial ads keep telling us Canada begins here. Right now it looks like B.C. begins in the Netherlands. Seaspan was awarded the opportunity to build $8 billion worth of naval vessels in 2011, for the federal government. This work hasn’t

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Bananafish, Becker will rock The Wave Dec. 31 performances will complete Waverley Hotel’s year of performances in style There will be toasts and treats and hours of tasty beats Dec. 31 in Cumberland. Expect music and celebration Waverley Hotel style with the Bananafish Dance Orchestra. Tickets are limited. Bananafish is an eight-piece powerhouse groove sensation! With a three-piece horn section and a five-piece rhythm section, the music starts playing and the dancing never stops. From Latin to funk, jazz fusion to reggae and ska, this band has been proven to keep you movin’. Its members are all Vancouver Island residents and have either attended or graduated from the VIU jazz degree program. Bananafish Dance Orchestra played throughout B.C, including Vancouver and Victoria with appearances including Rhythm on the Rock last summer. We are stoked to bring their dancy

grooves back to the Waverley! Opening the night is Annie Becker. When Becker sings, people listen. Her soulful, sultry voice and undeniably playful charisma will have your feet tapping before you know it. Her music is flavoured with a blend of bohemian-style pop, a touch of soul, layered on top of a folk foundation. As Annie’s voice booms over catchy musical harmonies, it displays hints of Regina Spektor quirkiness delivered with the power of Adele with a cheerful honesty that remains dominant throughout every note she plays. Although Annie’s artistic journey is one of connectivity and humanity, that collective outlook stands in contrast with the fierce individuality of her music. For more about the musicians, visit www.myspace.com/bananafishdanceorchestra and www. myspace.com/anniebeckermusic. Tickets are available at Bop City, the Waverley or online at www.cumberlandvillageworks. com. Doors open Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. — Cumberland Village Works

Tickets available now for camera club show The Comox Valley Camera Club is selling tickets now for ImageFest 2013 to be held March 23 at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. ImageFest is a series of slideshows set to music, designed to capture your interest and keep you in your seat — viewing seascapes, portraits, nature, architecture and international images as well as local scenes and landscapes. The 2012 edition of ImageFest was a resounding success,

playing to a sold-out crowd, so everyone is encouraged to buy their tickets early to ensure they get the best seats in the house. Tickets can be purchased at the Sid Williams ticket office on Cliffe Avenue, by phone at 250-338-2430, or online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. Further information is available on the Camera Club’s website at www.comoxvalleycameraclub.org. — Comox Valley Camera Club

BANANAFISH DANCE ORCHESTRA headlines Dec. 31 at the Waverley Hotel, following an opening set by Annie Becker.

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Clarkson offering musical theatre workshop The stockings are empty, the gifts are opened and you are looking at leftover Christmas turkey for the next week. Give the kids something to look forward to with a two-day musical theatre workshop with Joey Clarkson on Dec. 27 and 28 at the Comox Valley Kung Fu Academy. Clarkson is a popular teacher and performer in Western Canada, with students in the U.K., the UAE and Ireland. Her highenergy workshops are a hit with the younger crowd. The four-hour-a-day workshops introduce the students to voice work, script work, and basic choreography, ending in a short presentation for family and friends. Clarkson has been teaching for the past six years and has recently been added to the prestigious ArtStarts Artist in the Classroom roster, a provincial catalogue of touring artists supported by ArtStarts. “This was fantastic news!” smiles Clarkson. “It will make my workshops even more affordable and accessible, ArtStarts grants can fund up to 60 per cent of the fee for me to bring a workshop to a school group. I hope to be touring extensively in B.C. in the next school year.” “This is an opportunity not many children have available to them and we are so thankful this experience will be part of their life story,” says Monica Yorke, who has had children in Clarkson’s workshops for the past five years. “Joey has worked with our school’s children, kindergarten to Grade 9 on several occasions. Her sessions have been upbeat, informative and provide learners with the extra confidence they need to take their musical and dramatic skills to the next level,” shares Alissa Pratt,

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vice-principal of the North Island Distance Education School. Joey is using her rapport with children and youth in yet another capacity this winter, teaming with

Habitat for Humanity to raise awareness in the schools for their The House the Kids Built project, a friendly competition directed at the youth of the Comox Valley.

Clarkson and a Habitat representative will visit School District 71 schools in the following weeks meeting students, inspiring them take the opportunity to make an immediately

visible difference in their community. Classes will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 28 for children aged five and older. Gift certificates are available. For more

information, visit www. joeyclarksonmusicaltheatre.com, phone Joey at 250-334-2208 or e-ail joeyclarksonmusicaltheatre@gmail.com to book your space. — Joey Clarkson

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ART SHOW The Pearl Ellis Gallery Members’ Fundraiser show & Sale. Free admission 1-4pm. Show on until Jan 27.

BLUE COLLAR plays at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. No Cover. FLAVOR NIGHT tonight at The Mex Pub with Mitch and Friends! Starts 9:30. Cover @ Door. THE JILLI MARTINI BAND is playing tonight at The Flying Canoe at the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. No Cover. KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

SILK PAJAMAS sing some Christmas Carols at The Zocalo Cafe. 3-4:30pm PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!! BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel. JELLYFISH PRODUCTIONS AFTER XMAS PARTY at The Mex Pub tonight! Starts 9:30. Cover @ Door. KARAOKE at The Mex Pub Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

á?ľ THU. DEC 27 JAM at The Mex Pub @ 8pm. ANELA KAHIAMOE and friends are playing at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. POKER at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. Everyone welcome.

á?ľ SAT. DEC 29 NAME THAT TUNE with at the GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for a shuttle! TEXAS HOLD’EM at the Highwayman Pub. Starts 6PM LIVE MUSIC At the Union Street Grotto 3-5pm. WINNERS POKER LEAGUE at The Mex Pub 2:00pm OPEN MIC NIGHT 6-11pm. At the Highwayman Pub! DJ NIGHT at the Cumberland Hotel tonight! NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER with Flying Debris at Zocalo Cafe tonight!

? HONEY DJ CREW is playing at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight.

á?ľ SUN. DEC 30 BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Brunch 10:30 Music @ 11:30 ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit THE VOICE KARAOKE COMPETITION hosted by Milo at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. TEXAS HOLDEM POKER at The Mex Pub, starts 2 pm.

á?ľ MON. DEC 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION at the Cumberland Hotel. Tix $20 music by Remedy, dinner and champagne at midnight. After 10pm tix $10 (if space provides). NEW YEAR’S EVE 2013 at the Waverley Hotel featuring featuring the BananaďŹ sh Dance Orchestra and Annie

Becker. Guaranteed to get you moving! Tickets $20 advance. NEW YEAR’S EVE at the GriďŹƒn Pub Blue Collar followed by DJ VaLori. No Cover, party favours, late night snacks and free champagne at midnight. NEW YEAR’S EVE HEATWAVE PARTY at The Mex Pub. Party ‘till 4AM. 2x Lady Gaga tickets up for grabs. mexpub.ca FMI NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE WESTERLY Party Hop between 4 great venues all night. 3 course gourmet dinner. Tickets $60 available at yingcanoe.ca. NEW YEAR’S EVE PRIME RIB DINNER at The Highwayman Pub. Advance Tickets $20/person DJ Dancing after. Starts 7:30

tonight. BEE WOLF RAY singing at The Zocalo Cafe. 6:30-8:30pm POKER at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. Everyone welcome.

á?ľ FRI. JAN 4 ENABLERS plays at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. No Cover. LIVE MUSIC tonight at The Mex Pub! Starts 9:30. HUMMER is playing Classic Rock from Victoria tonight at The Flying Canoe at the Best

Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. No Cover. BLAINE DUNAWAY playing at The Zocalo Cafe. 7:309:30pm KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

á?ľ SAT. JAN 5 NAME THAT TUNE with at the GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for a shuttle! SILK PAJAMAS playing at The Zocalo Cafe. 7:30-9:30pm

LIVE MUSIC tonight at The Mex Pub! Starts 9:30. TEXAS HOLD’EM at the Highwayman Pub. Starts 6PM

á?ľ SAT. JAN 5 WINNERS POKER LEAGUE at The Mex Pub 2:00pm OPEN MIC NIGHT 6-11pm. At the Highwayman Pub! LIVE MUSIC at the Cumberland Hotel tonight!

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á?ľ WED. JAN 2 PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!! BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel. KARAOKE at The Mex Pub Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

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TEXAS HOLD’EM at the Highwayman Pub. Starts 6PM

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Brunch 10:30 Music @ 11:30 ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

JELLYFISH PRODUCTIONS fundraiser tonight at The Mex Pub! Starts 9:30. Cover by Donation. WINNERS POKER LEAGUE at The Mex Pub 2:00pm

JAM at The Mex Pub @ 8pm. ANNIE LOU Juno Nominee is performing at the Waverley Hotel tonight. Tix $15 @ Door. Doors @ 9. ANELA KAHIAMOE and friends are playing at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. POKER at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. Everyone welcome. THE IMPALAS plays at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. No Cover.

TEXAS HOLDEM POKER at The Mex Pub, starts 2 pm.

HONEY DJ CREW is playing at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight.

MIX AT THE MEX new tonight at The Mex Pub with DJ Marcel Starts 9:30. Cover @ Door.

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KARAOKE at The Mex Pub Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

á?ľ THU. JAN 10 JAM at The Mex Pub @ 8pm. ANELA KAHIAMOE and friends are playing at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight.

THE VOICE KARAOKE COMPETITION hosted by Milo at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. TEXAS HOLDEM POKER at The Mex Pub, starts 2 pm.

á?ľ MON. JAN 14 POOL TOURNEY AND POKER NIGHT Everyone welcome at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for shuttle service.

á?ľ WED. JAN 16 PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Tapas $3!! BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel. KARAOKE at The Mex Pub Win up to 1000 Loonies!

POKER at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. Everyone welcome.

LORNE RANGERS tonight at The Mex Pub! Starts 9:30. No Cover.

SEAN HOGAN country recording artist is playing tonight at The Flying Canoe at the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. No Cover. KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

á?ľ SAT. JAN 12 NAME THAT TUNE with at the GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for a shuttle! TONY MORRISON PROJECT playing at The

TEXAS HOLD’EM at the Highwayman Pub. Starts 6PM

PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!! BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel.

á?ľ SAT. JAN 19 NAME THAT TUNE with at the GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for a shuttle!

JAM at The Mex Pub @ 8pm.

REMEDY is hosting a beer n Burger Fundraiser for the Africa Charity tonight at The Mex Pub! Starts 7:00. BACK EDDIE & THE PROCRASTINATORS is performing at the Waverley Hotel tonight. Tix $15 @ Door. Doors @ 9:30. TEXAS HOLD’EM at the Highwayman Pub. Starts 6PM

WINNERS POKER LEAGUE at The Mex Pub 2:00pm OPEN MIC NIGHT 6-11pm. At the Highwayman Pub!

á?ľ THU. JAN 24 DOA FAREWELL TOUR at the Waverley Hotel tonight. Tix $15 Adv. Doors @ 9:30. ANELA KAHIAMOE and friends are playing at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. POKER at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. Everyone welcome.

WINNERS POKER LEAGUE at The Mex Pub 2:00pm

á?ľ SUN. JAN 27 BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Brunch 10:30 Music @ 11:30 ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit THE VOICE KARAOKE COMPETITION hosted by Milo at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. TEXAS HOLDEM POKER at The Mex Pub, starts 2 pm.

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DJ NIGHT at the Cumberland Hotel tonight! HONEY DJ CREW is playing at the Flying Canoe in the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight.

KARAOKE at The Mex Pub Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

LOCAL ARTISTS

BOOTLEGG plays at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. No Cover.

FORBIDDEN JAZZ playing at The Zocalo Cafe. 7:309:30pm

INDIGO JAZZ playing at The Zocalo Cafe. 7:30-9:30pm

SHOWCASING

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WHISKEY BEHAVIOUR Live rock tonight at The Mex Pub! Starts 9:30. No Cover.

KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

SHANE PHILIP is performing at the Waverley Hotel tonight. Tix $15 @ Door. Doors @ 9:30.

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PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Everyone Welcome! Also Tapas $3!!

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Brunch 10:30 Music @ 11:30

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MACHINE GUN KELLY tonight at The Mex Pub! Must see! Starts 9:30.

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DJ DNA is playing Top 40 Dance and Retro tonight at The Flying Canoe at the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. No Cover.

KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel.

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POOL TOURNEY AND POKER NIGHT Everyone welcome at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for shuttle service. DUKES OF DODGE at the Cumberland Hotel tonight!

DJ DNA is playing Top 40 Dance and Retro tonight at The Flying Canoe at the Best Western The Westerly Hotel tonight. No Cover.

POKER at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. Everyone welcome.

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JELLYFISH PRODUCTION fundraiser tonight at The Mex Pub! Starts 9:30. Cover by Donation.

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LOVE AND LIGHT is performing at the Waverley Hotel tonight. Tix $15 @ Door. Doors @ 9:30.

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Local, Japanese food returns to Cumberland Erin Haluschak Record Staff Crystal Harrietha is bringing a bit of traditional Japanese culture back to Cumberland. She’s doing so in a homemade, fusion way, served on a plate and brimming with local delicacies. Harrietha is the owner/chef of Crystal’s Place, located in the Cumberland Hotel, and is celebrating the first anniversary of the restaurant which serves traditional-style pub food and Japaneseinspired cuisine. “I love cooking anything. I am constantly learning; (the restaurant) keeps me on my toes,” said Harrietha, who trained for six years as a sushi chef. She explained one of her biggest challenges in her first year of business was introducing Japanese food to Cumberland, but said customers quickly came around to her menu. “Now some of the people who might have hesitated at first are now our best customers.” Harrietha said using local ingredients is important, and frequents local stores and the farmers’ market for many of her veggies. All the dishes are homemade on both menus, and Harrietha noted there are always daily specials and new additions. “The veggie burger is really good, and our rice bowls — which are new to the menu — are filled with all the best parts of sushi all in one bowl.” On a recent lunchtime visit, I was greeted immediately with complimentary green tea and happily noticed a great mix of beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian menu options — even gluten free. I ordered a Veggie Sunomono ($4.50) from the specials board to start, followed by two ‘High Roller’ rolls: the Smooth Operator ($4.50) and the Gardener’s Delight ($5). The appetizer arrived in a bowl filled with contrasting sliced and julienned veggies and fruits atop a pile of thin glass noodles, surrounded by a tangy chilled broth with a hint of

sweetness. The contrast of crunchy carrots and beets worked very well with sliced kiwi and a cube of mango, while the noodles absorbed the delicious vinegary broth. The two veggie rolls (eight pieces each) worked very well with each other as the Smooth Operator provided a creamy filling with avocado, mango and yam, while the latter was filled with crunchy carrot, cucumber, green onion and sprouts and beets, drizzled with a “secret homemade” apple and sweet onion dressing. Dipped in soy sauce mixed with very creamy spicy wasabi, the rolls were fresh, crunchy, creamy and full of flavour. Just as I was filling up, Harrietha suggested I try her homemade veggie gyoza ($7.50), which is also available with pork or tuna. The six handmade steamed dumplings were brimming with shiitake mushrooms, cabbage and green onions and the accompanying dipping sauce provided just the right light flavour to the soft bundles. They are topped with a beautiful array of diced carrots and beets, and pop with the warm, salty, savoury filling. In addition to the dine-in service, Crystal’s Place also offers takeout or patio service in the summer. Harrietha is working with the pub for a

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New Year’s Eve celebration, which includes dinner and a glass of champagne at midnight along with a live band for $20. Tickets are available at the restaurant or pub.

For more information on Crystal’s Place, visit www.crystalsplace. com, her Facebook page, follow her on Twitter @ incumberland or call 250-331-1234. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

SOME OF THE many Japanese offerings at Crystal’s Place include crunchy and creamy sushi rolls (top), homemade soft and savoury gyoza filled with locally-sourced ingredients (left) and a cool, crunchy and tangy broth-based salad (bottom). The restaurant also has a traditional pub menu which features homemade beef, veggie, chicken and fish burgers. PHOTOS BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

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TUESDAYS 99¢ TACOS at The Mex Pub tonight! FISH N CHIPS Come enjoy beer battered ďŹ sh. One Piece $8/Two $10 at the Waverley Hotel SHRIMP MELT only $9.95 at The Highwayman Pub. JAMBALAYA NIGHT at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. Get our house favourite AND Hard Lemon Mango Iced tea for $2 o each! 5-9pm LADIES NIGHT at Longlands Golf Course. Golf, Dinner, Drink Specials and prizes! TOONIE TUESDAY over 40 delicious appys from $2.22 to $4.44 at Billy D’s Pub 11am-10pm

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WEDNESDAYS STEAK SANDWICH $10.95 at The Highwayman Pub. Cheap Draft all day. BURGER NIGHT All n $7 at Monte Burgers oonly Christo on the River. PRIME RIB & all the ďŹ xins! $15-$17 4-10pm - All Day Wings $3.50/lb Billy D’s Pub. DINE & DASH at Billy D’s. Order lunch from our special “Dine & Dashâ€? menu. If it takes longer than 15 minutes, it’s on us! Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am - 2pm CAESAR NIGHT at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. Get $2 o our grilled caesar salad. Also our ‘meal esa cocktail in a glass’ caesar m for $4!! 5-9pm BURGER NITE come have a $5 burger with $1 toppings (ea.) at the Waverley Hotel 20¢ WINGS at The Mex Pub. Yummy! 5-8 pm. WACKY WEDNESDAYS are back by popular demand! 20 Tapas items $3 and piano bar with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. WACKY WINGS at The Highwayman Pub. $3.50 for 10. CHEAP DRAFT DAY at The Mex Pub. $3.50 each! WINGS at Billy D’s Pub. $3.50 per lb. 11am-10pm

burger & Fries $6 at The Highwayman Pub. STEAK NITE 8 oz steak with potatoes & veggies. Toppings $1 ea. Prawns $4 the Waverley Hotel STEAK NIGHT 6 oz New York Steak w/caesar salad and Fries just $11 at Billy D’s Pub 4-10pm WRAP THURSDAY All Wraps only $8 at Monte Christo on the River NEIGHBOURHOOD NIGHT at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. All Tapas are $2 o, Red or White Sangria jugs are $4 o! 5-9pm 20¢ WINGS at The Mex Pub. Yummy! 5-8 pm. DINE & DASH at Billy D’s. Order lunch from our special “Dine & Dashâ€? menu. If it takes longer than 15 minutes, it’s on us! Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am - 2pm

FRIDAYS FULL RACK OF RIBS with steamed veggies and baked potato and garlic toast $14.95 at The Highwayman Pub. SEAFOOD NIGHT at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. We bring in fresh ďŹ sh & shellďŹ sh for great specials. All bottles of local BC wines are $4 o! 5-9pm CATCH OF THE DAY Live

music and dinner at the Zocalo Cafe Fri & Sat 9 AND DINE at Longlands Golf Course! Play 9 holes and choose from 3 entrees for $20 ROAST BEEF NIGHT It’s kind of a big deal. Served with Yorkshire pudding, potatoes and veggies with cheese sauce. $12 The Waverley Hotel DINE & DASH at Billy D’s. Order lunch from our special “Dine & Dash� menu. If it takes longer than 15 minutes, it’s on us! Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am - 2pm ROAST BEEF with Yorkshire, Nugget Potatoes & Fresh Veggies. Billy D’s Pub only $12 5-10pm STEAK & PRAWNS $14.95 only at Monte Christo on the River

BREAKFAST Specials Sat & Sun at the Zocalo Cafe 8am-2pm DINNER & APPY SERVICE is on at Longlands Golf Course! 5-8 PM, dierent menu every week! Best Patio in the valley! CHINESE COMBO only $9.95 or Rack ‘o Ribs $14.95 at The Highwayman Pub. SCHNITZEL & SPATZLE served with braised cabbage for only $9 at the Waverley Hotel STEAK & PRAWNS a 6 oz New York Steak w/5 garlic prawns & trimmings only $16 at Billy D’s Pub 4-10pm

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“No one cares what you know, unless they know that you care.” - Unknown Adult Learning Centre Computer Tutoring We are currently in the process of recruiting tutors for our computer literacy program. Prospective tutors do not necessarily need to be computer experts but should be skilled in the internet, email and miscrosoft word. We are looking for people who have excellent computer skills and a willingness to provide support and encouragement to new computer users for 3 hours per week from January to June 2013. Volunteer tutors will receive an overview of the program in January and will be asked to commit 3 hours per week for tutoring. Contact: Lynn Moseley @ 250-338-9906 Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 4:00 Please note we will be closed Dec 20th to January 5th Email: admin@cvalc.ca

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TAKING A DIP in the giant mixing bowl prop for the CLT pantomime The Magic Tinderbox, are King Eric (Roger Goodman) and Princess Johanna (Erin Humphry) as Queen Erica (Michelle Sinclair) shows her admiration for them both. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY

Panto has prince, villain, dames, dog The Magic Tinderbox, a delightfully funny pantomime due to open on Boxing Day at the Sid Williams Theatre, will continue a heartwarming tradition that Courtenay Little Theatre started in 2002. It is 10 years now since the inaugural production for this genre. Each year since, the award-winning community theatre group has produced a pantomime or holiday theatre event for theatregoers to enjoy. The success of the tradition is well known with unbridled anticipation and frequent full house attendances (many of the audience from out

of town) as a constant source of motivation for all involved. With a focus on family entertainment these shows are a gift to theatregoers of all ages as thanks for the ongoing support given to CLT’s productions. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, The Magic Tinderbox script is written by Peter Bond, a U.K. playwright who has more than 20 pantomimes, musical plays and plays for children/ teenagers to his credit. An excerpt from the CLT website gives the plot most succinctly, “The hero wants to marry the princess! The king wants to marry

Cover band experts The Mex is proud to introduce one of the Island’s premier cover bands Dec. 29. Hailing from Campbell River, Ten Times Bigger is a trip through four decades of classic tunes, showcasing covers from the Beatles to ACDC and everything

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Heath that is certain to prove a major focus for younger audience eyes especially. The Magic Tinderbox is filled with silliness. There are five evening performances starting at 7:30 p.m. and two matinees, starting at 2 p.m. “This is family entertainment at its best, where the audience is part of the show. So come for chance to sing out loud, to cheer and boo, and to call out that well remembered warning, “Look behind you!” Don’t miss the fun this holiday season. Get your tickets now at the SWT box office (250338-2430) or online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. — Courtenay Little Theatre

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Comox Valley Farmers Market Market Helper • A Youth Take Action - Volunteer Position (For Ages 14 – 18) Volunteering at the farmers market includes: set up and tear down of our tent, musicians stage, info table and signage, operating our point of sale system, answering questions about the farmers market and receiving comments/input from customers, collecting product from the vendors and working in the kids area or counting attendees. It is outdoors from April until mid-October and inside from late October until April every Saturday. Helpers are needed from 8:00AM until about 1:00. Contact: Tabitha Shaw - 250-334-8063 Monday – Thursday 9:00 am -4:30 pm Email: tabitha@valleylinks.net

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association Filberg Gift Shop The Filberg Gift Shop clerk works in the cute-as-a-button shop in the upper floor of the Lodge. Mostly collectables are sold in the gift shop and previous retail experience is much appreciated. The shifts are 4 or 5 hours long and always with another person. The Gift Shop is open weekends during the Fall/Winter months. Lodge Guide A Lodge Guide greets people coming into the Lodge, offers tours, answers questions, and informs guests about any upcoming events. Lodge Tour Orientation and hand-outs are provided for training. Contact; Kirra Gullickson @ 250-339-2715 Wednesday to Friday 9 to 3 • Email: info@filberg.com KidStart Mentoring Program part of The John Howard Society of North Island Promotes and fosters safer and healthier communities by providing appropriate programs of rehabilitation, education, prevention and healing for those who need an opportunity to achieve, maintain or regain balance within their communities. Volunteer Mentor One-to-one mentoring with child or youth ages 6-18 years for 3+ hours per week doing fun, low-cost recreational/cultural activities in our community. Contact: Wendy Thurlborn @ 250-338-7341 Email: wendyt@jhsni.bc.ca

Lush Valley Food Action Society Handy Youth Volunteers A Youth Take Action - Volunteer Position• (For Ages 14 – 18) LUSH Valley Food Action Society is food security organization that supports food related projects to educate and empower the people of the Comox Valley towards personal wellness, community health and environmental stewardship. At LUSH Valley we help people to learn how to grow, harvest, and process food. The LUSH Valley building has recently under gone extensive renovations and we are just tying up the loose ends. We are looking for a couple of Handy Youth Volunteers to come put their skills to use or learn new skills. Opportunities also exist to expand your experience into other areas if interested. Hours: Saturdays 12 noon – 4pm flexible. From December 15 ongoing until project is complete. Expected duties: Youth can assist with warehouse and office re-organizing and interior designing. Duties will involve: light carpentry, painting, wall papering, sorting items, and heavy lifting 2030lbs. May involve light gardening duties for interested youth, learning to design raised wheelchair accessible beds. Necessary skills: No skills required, but a positive attitude and willingness to help is much appreciated. Benefits: Gain light carpentry, wall papering, and painting skills. References provided upon completion of 10 hours. Further opportunities may develop related to LUSH Valley food programs: food skills (gardening, harvesting, pruning, cooking, food safety etc.) and access to a LUSH Valley Members Pantry (wholesale bulk food). Contact: Tabitha Shaw - 250-334-8063 Monday – Thursday 9:00 am -4:30 pm Email: tabitha@valleylinks.net

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Levins earns Bowerman, top T&F award Record Staff

Rupp earning a silver in the men’s 10,000m. At the Cam Levins has had London Games, Levins held quite the year: a dominant his own in a star-studded season in the NCAA, a pro- 10,000m field, finishing fessional deal with Nike, a 11th. He then battled a trip to the Olympics in both chest ailment to cross 14th the 5000m and 10,000m, in the 5,000m. Levins swept NCAA Outand a Canadian cross-coundoor crowns at 5000 and try title. On Wednesday night in 10,000 metres in 2012, Orlando, Fla. the Black becoming the first to do so Creek runner received since 2009 when Oregon’s the NCAA’s most presti- Galen Rupp – The Bowergious award in athletics, man winner from that year The Bowerman. The prize – did so. Using a 58.06 final is given to one male and lap split, Levins maintained one female athlete consi- his two-second lead to take the 10K title dered the most in 28:07.14, outstanding by ‘I only faththe best time the U.S. track in meet histoand field and omed, a little ry since 1984. cross-country In the 5000, coaches asso- bit, that I might Levins closed ciation. be able to win,’ in 54.28 on the At the final lap and awards, Levins Levins said after 1:59.66 over said winning the award was the last 800 The Bowerman presented. ‘To metres to win came as “a comby over a second plete surprise” have it happen (13:40.05). to him. He was was just unreal, Earlier in one of three male athletes I’m still in a bit of the season, on two consecunominated for shock.’ tive weekends, the award. “I Cameron Levins Levins jumped only fathomed, into the record a little bit, that I might be able to win,” books with big runs at the Levins said after the award Mt. SAC Relays and Payton was presented. “To have it Jordan Cardinal Invitatiohappen was just unreal, I’m nal. At the Mt. SAC Relays, still in a bit of shock.” “This really just cements Levins outran Arizona’s Southern Utah University Lawi Lalang in a 5000m track and field in the his- thriller to clock the NCAA’s tory books,” head coach Eric best time of the season, Houle said. “I can’t think 13:18.47. The mark is fifth of a better student-athlete all-time in the collegiate than Cameron Levins to ranks and the fastest by represent SUU and our pro- a collegian since 2008. At gram and look forward to the Payton Jordan meet, what is in store for us going Levins ran another wininto the future.” Levins ning race against a stout joins former winners Galen field of pros and collegians Rupp (2009), Ashton Eaton with a 10K world-leading (2010) and Ngoni Makusha run of 27:27.96 – the time (2011). Rupp and Eaton is also No. 2 on the all-time each competed for the U.S. collegiate list. Two weeks removed from during the 2012 Summer Olympics, with Eaton the Payton Jordan meet, earning a gold medal in Levins competed in five the men’s decathlon and races at the Summit Lea-

CAMERON LEVINS RECEIVED The Bowerman award last Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla., capping a truly remarkable year for the Black Creek runner. Southern Utah University head coach Eric Houle is on the left. PHOTO BY CRAIG MACALUSO

gue Outdoor Championships and swept the finals of the 1500, 5000, and 10K. He was named the meet’s track MVP. Indoors, at the NCAA Championships, he placed third in the 3000m and fourth in the 5000m. He was named the Summit

League’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year after taking home four conference titles with victories in the 800, Mile, 3000, and 5000. He was the top collegian in the 3000m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston where he ran 7:45.75, the fastest time by a collegian

since 2009 and eighth-fastest all-time. At the Millrose Games, Levins placed seventh overall in the Mile with a run of 3:57.16. Levins is the first athlete from Southern Utah and the Summit League to win The Bowerman. His work ethic — logging mega

mileage for a track runner — and outstanding kick became the stuff of legend over the last year. Levins will now move over from his academic home of SUU to train with Dave Scott Thomas and Speed River as a professional.

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Neither wind nor rain deterred 109 bellringing runners and 29 volunteers who participated in the annual Comox Valley Road Runners Jingle Bell Run in Seal Bay Park. The run is organized to raise a little cheer going into the Christmas season and participants donate food and funds to the Comox Valley Food Bank. In spite of the cold and wet weather it was a successful fundraiser

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runners headed off into the darkness. A favourite part of the race for Keith was running on a cobblestoned street with a covered mall and a laser light show while crowds cheered. Keith finished 45th overall and second in his category in a time of 3:08:41. Janet was third in her category in a time of 4:08:50. This was her 273rd marathon. Closer to home, three local racers headed down island for the ninth annual Stewart Mountain 10 mile race at Thetis Lake in Victoria. The day was somewhat sunny but the heavy seasonal rains made the mudholes treacherous. The race director was delighted in the knowledge that they were wider, deeper, muddier and stinkier than normal. CVRR coach Kathy Rung was sixth woman overall in a time of 1:24:09 while John Ingram was third in his 65-69 category and Cathy Clark finished in 1:45:06. Many Comox Valley Road Runners are engaged in training for the Frontrunners Island Race Series which begins with the Harriers Pioneer 8K on Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. Many of these local athletes began running by attending the annual CVRR Running Clinic. The clinic is organized by club volunteers who have many years of running experience. The 27th annual running clinic begins on Jan. 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Lower Native Sons Hall in Courtenay. For anyone wanting to learn to race, run, run/walk or walk, this is the clinic for you. Go to www.CVRR.ca or sign up at Extreme Runners in downtown Courtenay. – Comox Valley Road Runners

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Road Runners keeping busy during the holidays

JINGLE BELL RUN race director Sam Knowles (right) loads some of the donations for the Comox Valley Food Bank while Mike Benisch and Judye Shelley of the food bank and Santa look on.

WARM UP TO WINTER

with fitness and fun!

3001 Vanier Dr 377 Lerwick Rd Tel 250-334-9622

Check out the NEW winter activities schedule for the CVRD sports and aquatic centres.

Schedules are available on the CVRD website or in the Comox Valley recreation reporter.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

SHOPPING GUIDE OF THE BEST SALES!

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BOXINGDAY

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It’s time for the

Winter Sale to % 30 % off 50

All Winter Stock

Starting December 27

Closed Boxing Day

442D Duncan Avenue • Courtenay • 250-334-2447

BOXING BLOWOUT Don’t miss this one. O P E N B O X I N G D AY 1 1 A M T O 5 P M

BOXING WEEK SALE DECEMBER 26 - JANUARY 1

Open Early Boxing Day at 8 am

Many In-store Specials Fashions, Footwear & Equipment for the Outdoor Enthusiast & Boot Fitting

No exchanges on Boxing Day.

Island s OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

tyle sports and fashions

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25 - 80 %

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FREE Paddle & Board Bag with SUP Board Purchase (while quantities last)

ALL WETSUITS

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9 HOURS

DON’T MISS OUT! OUR

FINAL & LARGEST SALE

OF INSANE DEALS!

OF THE YEAR!

Boxing Day

SALE! ONE DAY ONLY! SELECTED ITEMS UP TO

WOW! CRAZY DEALS THROUGHOUT THE STORE!

80% OFF

HURRY IN & SAVE!

BOXING DAY SAVINGSY,!

WEDNESDRA 26 DECEMBE IL 8:00 A.M..M‘T. 5:00 P

HURRY IN... FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! ■ SALES ■ RENTALS ■ LESSONS ■ TOURS email: outdoor@albernioutpost.com • www.albernioutpost.com

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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!

The Boxing Day Event

Take advantage of our

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Electrifying Prices

OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH TO MARK DOWN PRICES!

FREE GIFT! FIRST

0N ALL FRIGIDAIRE APPLIANCES GO G R EE N

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26TH ONLY! 9AM ‘TIL 1PM CUSTOMERS CUS

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449

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139

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McConochie’s

349

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449

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• Manual Defrost • Adjustable Temperature Control

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McConochie’s Furniture and Appliances (1974) Ltd. Serving the Comox Valley for 45 Years

RA ATORS REFRIGERATORS IN STOCK NOW! • 2 Door or 3 Door, in White, Black & Stainless Steel

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!

The Boxing Day Event

Take advantage of

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Blow Out Prices on all

OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH TO MARK DOWN PRICES!

Furniture & Mattresses!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26TH ONLY! 9AM ‘TIL 1PM LARGE SELECTION OF CLUB CHAIRS, STATIONARY AND SWIVEL, LEATHER AND BONDED LEATHER

Bonded Leather Club Chairs C l Bl k BBrown & IIvory 3 Colours: Black,

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499

Leather Recliners

Simmons Deep Sleep TODAY ONLY Queen Size Unit $ Reg. $999

599 799

Simmons Beauty Rest TODAY ONLY Queen Size Unit $ Reg. $1,599

McConochie’s

499

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Ferguso - High Ferguson Leg - R Recliner

from

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Reg $1,899

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ONLY

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Reg $1,299

McConochie’s

MONDAYSATURDAY 9AM-5PM

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50

ENTIRE STORE!

*

% off

OR MORE!

FROM DECEMBER 26 TO 31 APPLIES TO PRODUCTS ONLY Product selection varies by store.

ADDITIONAL

20OFF %

EVERYTHING

ENDS DECEMBER 31

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Noon to 4pm

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Selected Items Everything must go!

Come early for best selection

G H 349-5th STREET, &

100% Independently Owned & Operated

FURNITURE & MATTRESS Ltd. Previous sales do not apply. In the Old COURTENAY • 250-334-4225 Fletcher’s Building

HOURS: Monday to Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm We’re Working Hard To Serve YOU Better!


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Boxing Day Blowout 1 Day Only

After 41 years in retail, Jan is RETIRING from the industry.

WEDNESDAY, December 26th h

Courtenay Location only 9:30-5:30

Cornell Trading Linens

All 2013 Calendars

40-50 40 off 50 off %

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%

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Entire Store 10-50%off

All Christmas Decor %

(some exceptions)

while quantities last • all items final sale

Gifts & Accessories for Living

30%-50%

319 Fifth Street Courtenay 250-338-8404

Boxing Week Sale UP TO

50% OFF

Starts Christmas Eve Pillows

off

reg. price

everything* * except Sid Dickens Memory Tiles

Hurry in for best selection Store closing.

Foot Lift Wear Chairs 25

Walkers Obus Forme Products

SALE

Over

Use your gift cards by January 26, 2013. Thank you for your business & support. We’ll miss you!

Years

Sale Starts Christmas Eve Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day Sale Continues Until Jan 4th 1070 CLIFFE AVENUE, COURTENAY | 250-338-0903

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SPORTS

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Potent power play propels Glacier Kings to victory Earle Couper Record Staff

A punishing power play propelled the Comox Valley Glacier Kings to a convincing 8-2 win over the Oceanside Generals in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action Dec. 18 in Courtenay. The Yetis went 5-for9 with the man advantage and limited the visitors to 1-for-9 on

their power play. Jack Kennelly (first star) scored three of his four goals on the PP. Mitch Ball had a big five-point night with a goal and four assists while Garrett Halls (third star) added a goal and two helpers. Andrew White and Sheldon Brett netted the other Comox Valley goals. The Icemen outshot the Generals 43-19 with Michael Hails

picking up the win. Kiefer Giroux played the first two periods in goal for Oceanside and Alex Mastrodonato patrolled the pipes in the third. The game got off to an inauspicious start when the Generals tallied a power-play goal just 31 seconds into the first period with Halls off for cross-checking. But it was all Glacier Kings after that.

JACK KENNELLY EARNED first star honours for his four-goal perforPHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY mance against the Generals.

Blazing Balls top the 10 Phat Kids The basement of the recreational dodgeball league was a familiar place for James Sawatsky and his dodgeball teams. But if you want to find them now, you might want to check the penthouse suite. The die-hard dodgeballer and team captain spent numerous seasons chucking and ducking with just a rare win to celebrate, yet would almost certainly be beaming at game’s end regardless of the result. But if there was any question just how much wider his smile could go on a dodgeball night, it was answered when he joyously sprinted onto the court to celebrate after his Blazing Balls team clinched a 10-6 win over the 10 Phat Kids in the Comox Valley Sports & Social Club’s recent championship final. The victory capped a surpising 5-2 regular season and would be considered an upset over the previously unbeaten 10 Phat Kids, who have a history of falling just one win

short of the championship. They will regroup and take a run at it again in the winter season, which starts up in January. The third-place game featured a backand-forth barnburner, with the Chuck ‘N Duckers building up a sizeable early lead only to see The Fighting Amish chip away at it and eventually emerge with a 10-9 victory. The Young Guns notched a 10-3 win over Team Excellence for fifth place and the Thorns & Roses took seventh spot with a 10-8 victory over the Ball Busters. Chocolate Thunder defeated Toaster to claim ninth overall, while the Misfits managed a 10-7 victory over Vicious & Delicious to finish in 11th. Registration is now open for winter sports leagues such as dodgeball, floor hockey, volleyball and indoor soccer. Teams, small groups and individuals can all register online at www.comoxvalleysports.ca by Jan. 7. — Comox Valley Sports & Social Club

Kennelly pulled the Yetis even at 10:21 then put them in front at the 12-minute mark. Halls and Brett upped the lead to 4-1 in the second, and third period power-play markers by Kennelly, White and Kennelly increased the advantage to 7-1. The Generals got one back at 13:57, but Ball had the final word when he tallied his 20th of the season at 15:19 to complete the scoring. The win was the Yetis (13-15-2) second in a row and pushed them percentage points ahead of the Generals (13-16-2) for second place in the North Division. The Icemen played a home-and-home series with the Campbell River Storm on Dec. 21-22, with results unavailable at press time due to advanced holiday deadlines. The Glacier Kings return to action Jan. 3 when they visit the Nanaimo Buccaneers. Next home game is Jan. 5 against the Saanich Braves with game time 7:30 at the Sports Centre.

MITCH BALL LEAPS over Max Crawford’s leg to avoid tripping. PHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY

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BOXING WEEK BLOWOUT

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Lorna Cormack, passed away at Pinecrest Nursing Home on December 17, 2012. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Home for the Aged with Pastor Rod Lamb officiating. A full and complete obituary to follow. BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.

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Leslie passed away peacefully, and hand in hand with his loving wife Gwen, on December 15, 2012, at the age of 95. Leslie was an avid sailor, musician, videographer, photographer and a sketch artist. Leslie was gentle, bright, and fun. We will miss our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. The family would like to thank all of the wonderfully caring and skillful staff from the Extended Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the tremendous support from Veteran Affairs Canada, and the wonderful Dr. David Bowler. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation, under Leslie’s name, to the Comox Branch (160) of the Royal Canadian Legion [1825 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3M3, 1 (250) 339.2022]

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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.

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

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

GARDENING

BIG BUILDING sale... “�This is a clearance sale. You don’t want to miss!�� 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One end wall included. Call Pioneer Steel at: 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca 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

WE BUY HOUSES

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

GLENSHEE 1800 Comox Ave.

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

MISC SERVICES

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

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

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.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

OTHER AREAS

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.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE UNDER $400

20 ACRES Free! Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money back guarantee. No credit checks. Beautiful views. Roads surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www.sunsetranches.com

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

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

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.

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

STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

1358 Marwalk Crescent 250-287-3939 www.crauctions.ca Ltd.

“Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967�

No auction this week. Campbell River Auction will be closed for the holidays. We will reopen on Monday, January 7, 2013. Next Auction January 10 – 6pm Happy New Year CARS

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

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JASON

Check out our website, for full ad. Viewing: Wed. 9-5 & Thurs. 9-6

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

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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.

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.

CARS

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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.

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TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox 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.

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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.

LARGE, newly renovated 1-bedroom main oor 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

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APARTMENT/CONDO 1 MONTH FREE. Large 1 & 2 bdrms. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! From $650/mo. Call 250-334-4646.

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

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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

RENTALS

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

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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.

HOUSES FOR SALE

Terms Cash, Visa, M/C, = • SAME DAY REMOVAL • CLOSED TUESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS



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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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2000 GMC 2500 SLT

2008 Dodge Dakota SXT

2009 Dodge Journey SE

2007 Mini Cooper S

COURTENAY KIA 1025A Comox Road Courtenay • 1-877-380-1633 • www.courtenaykia.com DL#30891

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

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

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.

CAMPBELL RIVER

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.

HOMES WANTED

Wayne Grabowski Jan Vandenbiggelaar Malcolm Fletcher GSM

Sales Specialist

Sales Specialist

GET APPROVED NOW! CALL FROM ANYWHERE IN BC: 1-877-398-2375

Stacey Dion

Sales Specialist

Darren Lloyd-Jones Loretta Lafortune Sales Specialist

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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

APARTMENT/CONDO

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

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.

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

BIG ROCK BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT – Campbell River1109 South Island Hwy

MEICOR REALTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC.

“YOUR Apartment, Condo and Townhouse Rental Experts�

APARTMENTS

PARK PLACE

Apartments•Condos•Suites 305-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls, $700/mth AVAIL. IMMED.

BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

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 oor plans. California kitchens. These bright, modern suites are available in quiet, secure building.

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

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 2- 1095 EDGETT 2 Bed, 1 Bath N/S, N/P, 4 appls., $825/mth AVAIL JAN 1

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.

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

250-334-9717

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay

PINES APARTMENTS

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

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

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

1055-10th Street

CONDOS PACIFIC COURT

CYPRESS ARMS

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

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

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

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 req’d.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

Call 250-334-9717

RYAN COURT

ST. BRELADES

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

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

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

Call 250-338-7449

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

HOMES FOR RENT

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

COTTAGES

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

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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 req’d Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 339B Nim Nim 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls $900/mth Avail. Immed. 7403 South Island Hwy. 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appl $1050/mth Avail.immed. 2286 Lambert Dr 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 2 appls. $1300/mth Avail. Immed. 289A NIM NIM 4 Bed, 2 Bath, N/S, N/P 5 appls., $1150/mth AVAIL. NOV 15 7-147 STEWART ST 3 bed 1.5 bath N/S 5 appls., $1100/mth AVAIL. DEC. 1ST 1160 WILLEMAR 4 Bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls., $1500/mth AVAIL. IMM.

w 2936 LUPTON 3 Bed, 2 Bath N/S, N/P, 6 appls., $1300/mth AVAIL. JAN 1

www.advancedpm.ca 250-338-2472

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.

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

RECREATION

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

TOWNHOUSES

PLATEAU GARDENS

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

DUPLEXES

ROBERT LANG DUPLEX

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

CONDOS

MANOR PARK

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

NOW OFFERING STRATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca 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.

DO THE MATH. ADVERTISE IN THE NEWSPAPER.

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CARS

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

FamilyAlbum Ph. 250-338-5811 | features@comoxvalleyrecord.com Deadlines: Tues. 12 noon and Fri. 12 noon

Congratulations 250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETER’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 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 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 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 2-BDRM TOWNHOUSE. 5 appls, patio, N/P or partiers. Lake Trail area, $800 mo. 250334-4724 or 250-650-4724. 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.

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2008 Pontiac G5 great shape 63,900k. Power windows, locks, air. $6,900 new set of snow tires incld. 250-792-2620 2009 TOYOTA Venza 1-owner V6, AWD, Sunroof, 6 speed auto, crossover vehicle, lots of option. 40,000 Km. $26,900 250-890-0199 LOOKING FOR A DEAL ON A NEW VEHICLE? Save up to 40% OFF your next new vehicle... No games or gimmicks, deal direct with local dealerships. www.newcarselloff.com No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

MOTORCYCLES

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

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

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

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

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

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)331-4203. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 loaded very nice $6800. 338-4184. 1983 Suzuki GS 1,054 km. Garage $2500. 250-338-4184

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

2006 MALIBU Maxx, 240 hp 3.9 liter, V6, 4 speed automatic. Manual shift control, 73,000 km. One owner. Call 250-2873401. 2006 Pontiac G6, 122,000 km. Loaded,except leather, service records, no decks. Moving must sell. $6300 obo.850-9860.

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

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Stephanie & Christopher on your engagement The proud families of

Christopher Grieve and Stephanie Robertson are ecstatic at the news of their children’s recent engagement. Two soul mates sharing unconditional love for one another. May Love, Health & Happiness always be yours. All our love always from your loving family


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Rumney on B.C. rugby team for Las Vegas sevens The first-ever BC U18 provincial women’s seven-a-side team has been selected ahead of the 2013 Las Vegas International Sevens event. After a series of trials held in Nanaimo and Burnaby, 12 standouts made the cut and preparations are now underway for the tournament set to run Feb. 7-9, 2013. The 12 players, including Samantha Rumney (GP Vanier/ Cumberland) will represent their province in the Las Vegas Invitational High School Girls Sevens division against teams from across Canada and USA. The young women will also have the opportunity to support the Canadian senior women’s national team and witness first hand the international sevens experience amongst thousands of fans at Sam Boyd Stadium. B.C. provincial teams have fared well at the Las Vegas Invitational, with the BC Elite Youth Sevens men’s teams sweeping the Elite and High School divisions in 2012. This is the inaugural year for the women’s program, however, and with the recent hire of BC Rugby Girls Youth Development Officer Marlene Donaldson, further emphasis is being placed on seeing both programs provided with opportunities to compete. “This team was selected from over 45 athletes who attended the trial camps. The selections reflect the strength of club and high school girls programs in Cowichan and the Fraser Valley as well as the pockets of talent that are emerging in areas like Houston and Lower Vancouver Island,” Donaldson said. Sophia DeGianni (Abbotsford), Gurpreet Dhaliwal (Abbotsford), Autum Garrett (Abbotsford) and Chelsea and Mackenzie Fowler (Mission) were all members of the Fraser Valley BC Summer Games U17 Girls program which finished in first and second this

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past summer in Surrey. Adrienne Saari (Duncan) also played for B.C.’s U18 provincial 15s team and took home bronze this past August from nationals. “The enthusiasm and

talent of the athletes who attended the trial camps makes what we do worthwhile,” added Donaldson. “To further develop our sevens programs we need these players playing more

sevens and observing sevens rugby at the highest level. That’s why the Las Vegas tournament is such an important event to implement into the pathway for these play-

ers.” Donaldson will be B.C.’s tour manager and will make up the team staff along with two of the province’s elite coaches in Pat Fleck of Vancouver and

Brad Skene of Duncan. Fleck has been head coach of the B.C. senior women’s provincial 15s team and has also served as head coach of both the men’s and women’s Maple Leafs,

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THE CVMHA BANTAM House Green Hornets are off to a great start to the season, with strong defensive play and excellent goaltending provided by Ben Tibbles. To date, the team has a regular season record of 6-2-1with 40 goals for and 33 against. The players have worked hard in practice developing their individual skills and their team chemistry. The Green Hornets thank Scotiabank for their sponsorship.

CLARIFICATION

The team photo on page B17 of the Friday, Dec. 21 Record sports section was of the Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs. We apologize for not including that information in the cutline beneath the photo.


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