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out a final draft of the document that guides growth Record Staff over the next 20 years. Early in the process, The chair of the regional district board says a devel- Grieve notes, it was decided oper’s plan to a create a that Settlement Expansion riverfront community near Areas would be contained Stotan Falls does not jive to the periphery of municiwith the Regional Growth palities, enabling growth to occur next to servicing and Strategy. “It was unfortunate,” transportation. “Basically, this developEdwin Grieve said of 3L Developments’ plan to con- er’s idea didn’t mesh from struct homes and develop the get-go,” Grieve said. “It was certainly trails at the nothing perconfluence of When you sonal.” the Puntledge Because and Browns look at the map the RGS is rivers. The of the Regional reviewed every proposal had five years, 3L also included a Growth Strategy, can apply for parkland dedi- you can see we’re an amendment cation. trying to direct to consider the “When you proposal. look at the map growth in the core The comof the Regional areas, closer to serpany has said Growth Strat- vicing and close to it offered to egy, you can transportation. donate the see we’re trying to direct Edwin Grieve land to the CVRD. Howgrowth in the core areas, closer to servic- ever, to Grieve’s knowledge, ing and close to transpor- 3L has not filed a formal tation. This just basically application. The company is now didn’t fit, and it wasn’t supported either by the munic- offering to sell the land for ipalities or by the residents $9 million, with 3L possibly of Area C. The idea was to “carrying a portion of the keep urban sprawl on the purchase price,” as stated south side of the Puntledge in a letter to the district. The offer includes Stotan River.” The Province had man- Falls and Bull Island. 3L plans to close Stodated the board to develop an RGS for the Valley in tan Falls and surrounding 2008 when Grieve was first trails indefinitely due to elected to the CVRD board. liability issues. Trail users At that time, there was a could sue the company in moratorium on develop- case of an accident, spokesment until the board could man Kabel Atwall said in a develop a long-range plan. recent interview. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com A mediator helped hammer

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MAKING A VIDEO Jesse Ruben and École Puntledge Park Elementary students create a music video for Ruben’s song We Can. Ruben came from New York because the school was inspired by his song. He also worked with students on their I Can projects at Puntledge Park, Huband and Queneesh elementary schools as well as Navigate Powered by NIDES. He will perform at Queneesh Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

Fraud alleged in Sage project Sid theatre Record Staff The B.C. Securities Commission has accused three men of defrauding investors in the failed Sage Hills development in Royston. In a notice of hearing, the BCSC alleges that Theodore Robert Everett, Leonard George Ralph and Robert H. Duke, and two B.C. companies, committed fraud and illegally distributed securities. The notice alleges that between 2002 and 2011, Independent Academies Canada raised $7.3 million from at least 150 investors to develop a business concept combining sports, educational, wellness and residential components into one complex. In 2006, IAC purchased the

2,083-acre Sage Hills property. Everett, Ralph and Duke are all directors and officers of IAC. In a news release, the BCSC says at least 122 investors had spent nearly $6 million. IAC filed 36 exempt distribution reports purporting to rely on exemptions from prospectus and registration requirements. The commission contends that only 15 of the investors qualified for an exemption, thereby rendering much of the distribution illegal. In 2009, foreclosure proceedings were commenced against the property. The notice alleges the respondents committed fraud by failing to disclose this information while continuing to market and sell IAC securities to 61 investors, raising about $1.49 million.

lacks cash Erin Haluschak Record Staff

In order to avoid a budget shortfall of $35,000 to $40,000, the Sid Williams Theatre Society has asked Comox council for an increase of $10,000 in grant funding. At Wednesday’s council meeting, Catherine Miller, president of the SWTS, explained 2012 was a baseline year for the society, as it was the first full year of working within structural ... see IN SPITE ■ A3

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A COLLISION TUESDAY between a motorcycle and a pickup truck claimed the life of a 36-year-old Courtenay man. PHOTO COURTESY CTV VANCOUVER ISLAND

Local man killed in collision Investigation underway into death of Ryan James Barclay A 36-year-Courtenay man is dead following a collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck late Tuesday afternoon.

Comox Valley RCMP responded to a crash at 29th Street and Cliffe Avenue just after 5:30 p.m. that claimed the life of Ryan James Barclay. Police are working with an RCMP collision reconstructionist and the BC Coroner’s office to determine the cause of the collision.

“At this time we are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the motorcycle during the minutes preceding the collision,” said Const. Shauna Leblanc of the Comox Valley Municipal Traffic Unit. Anyone with information about this col-

lision who has not yet spoken with the RCMP is asked to please call the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-3381321. Should callers wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477). — Comox Valley RCMP

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Simons speaker at NDP AGM MLA Nicholas Simons, who will be guest speaker at the Comox Valley NDP annual general meeting this Sunday, says people here and across B.C. are eager to change government for the better. “Everywhere I go, I can feel the determination. People say that the B.C. Liberals are out of gas, and they see that Adrian Dix is offering practical, positive solutions,” said Simons, the MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “Momentum for change is building, and

that’s why the Comox Valley NDP and candidate Kassandra Dycke are ready to mount the strongest campaign yet.” Simons will provide an overview of the provincial political scene at Sunday’s meeting, which starts at 1

p.m. at the Evergreen Seniors Lounge of the Filberg Centre. Dycke, who will also speak at the meeting, said she is looking forward to Simons’ speech. “Nicholas is always highly entertaining,” she said. “Even when

he’s talking about serious issues like the Liberal’s HST fiasco, he has a way of putting it in perspective. He always leaves you feeling confident that we can change things for the better.” — Comox Valley NDP

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COMOX VALLEY COMMUNITY Foundation board member Fred Bates, Merv Kristoff from Scouts Canada and Rod Hunter, Courtenay Rotary Club Fund representative, at left (left to right). At right (left to right) Tony Reynolds of L’Arche Comox Valley, Foundation donor Donald Gordon and Mark Burger, Comox Valley Community Foundation board member. PHOTOS BY JOE SMITH

Foundation sprinkles grants around community Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The Comox Valley Community Foundation awarded nearly $50,000 to 11 organizations at its annual Community Giving Awards ceremony Wednesday at the Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre. “There were a number of well-qualified applicants and choosing this year’s

recipients was a difficult task,” foundation president Andrea Rowe said. “We feel strongly that by supporting these organizations this year, we will have a significant impact on this great community that all of us serve.” The objectives of each group falls within the areas of arts and culture, environment and parks, health and welfare, seniors, and education and youth.

Scouts Canada received $8,000, which will help replace the septic system at Camp Gilwell in order to renew the lease on the property. Another recipient is the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Program, which received $4,000 for the Literacy for Change program. “What we try to do is support the groups doing work in the community, whether it’s Lifelong Learning or

Boy Scouts,” said foundation director Fred Bates, board representative for Scouts Canada and Lifelong Learning. “They’re the ones doing the work. We like to be the vehicle to support their work.” Bates also credits the donors “that are doing the big thing.” Other recipients were: • Boys and Girls Club Aspen Park, $2,600; • L’Arche Comox Valley,

$9,000; • Lush Valley Food Action Society, $1,600; • Courtenay & District Museum Society & Paleontology Centre, $5,600; • Fanny Bay Community Association, $653.38; • Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park Society, $5,000; • Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry, $1,200; • Denman Island Seniors and Museum Society, $4,000;

• Comox Valley Exhibition & Fall Fair, $7,100. This year, the foundation will award nearly $100,000 in grants, bursaries and scholarships. More than $27,000 was disbursed in December to charitable groups. Other funds, such as scholarships and bursaries totalling more than $16,500, will be awarded during the school year. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

In spite of measures, theatre still struggling financially Continued from A1

and regulatory changes implemented in 2011. “Despite not meeting all of our budget expectations, the Sid Williams Theatre Society is in improved financial shape from when we met with you a year ago,” she said. Last year, the SWTS requested from council a grant for $20,000, and received $15,000. Miller noted due to sacrifices by staff, postponed equipment updates, and no cost-of-living increases as a result from fewer funds received from local government grants, the SWTS is in improved financial shape from a year ago.

She said the deferrals cannot be repeated in 2013. “They are what created the problems in 2010, and neither the volunteer board or theatre operations can afford to repeat the past two and a half years.” Miller noted the City of Courtenay assisted with a one-time grant of $60,000, which provided critical operating capital. “We exited 2011 with a $30,000 capital deficit that would have shut the society down if not for this grant,” she explained. She said operational needs must be funded properly or the society exposes clients, patrons and staff to undue risk and unaccept-

We exited 2011 with a $30,000 capital ❝ deficit that would have shut the society down if not for this grant. Without adequate funding, we have no chance of achieving our operational mission or other society mandates and goals.

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able liability. “Without adequate funding, we have no chance of achieving our operational mission or other society mandates and goals,” Miller added. She said other community theatres throughout the province with similar mandates and operations receive an average of 40

per cent of their operational revenue from local government funding. “Prior to 2011, we were required to operate at between 25 to 28 per cent and the results were not satisfactory. We just kept falling further behind, culminating in our difficulties through 2010 and the required ongoing response

initiated in 2011.” Miller added although their budget for 2013 does not address the issue of building capital reserves, the society must build adequate reserves for operational cash flow, capital replacement and to weather unexpected circumstances that could interrupt programming. She explained the SWTS receives funding from its operations, City of Courtenay contributions and Comox Valley recreational culture funding (discretionary grants from Courtenay, Comox and the Comox Valley Regional District). The SWTS believes this portion of funding should

be aligned more equitably among the three governments, she said. This year, using population stats from the 2011 census, the society is requesting $25,000 from the Town. Miller also asked the Town to consider finding a way to fund the organization and other similar ones on a more stable basis through a budget line item, rather than approving discretionary grants every year. Mayor Paul Ives said the request will be considered as council works through and approves the budget in the coming weeks. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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‘Solomon-like decision’ declares one dog dangerous Erin Haluschak Record Staff

More than a year since they were seized, a Courtenay judge decided Wednesday the two Newfoundland dogs in the centre of an application to destroy them will be separated — for now. Provincial court Judge R. Sutton ordered in his reasons for judgment the male dog Champ to be returned to his original owner Jacques Manseau in Black Creek. Sutton also proposed that Chum — which he ruled to be dangerous — be sent back to her breeder in Saskatchewan. He added because he did not formally issue a destruction order for Chum, he will place a 30-day stay of determination for options so both parties — Jacques Manseau and the Comox Valley Regional District — can come to another agreement, which would have to meet the court’s approval. Last January, the CVRD brought forth an

application to destroy the dogs following a complaint of a vicious dog attack. The dogs were taken by the CVRD on Jan. 26, 2012, and were being held at the Comox Valley SPCA following their seizure, but have resided recently with Comox residents John and Emma White during a temporary release. Sutton said the case was unusual and difficult because there were no witnesses who saw the incident, which involved a neighbouring Jack Russell terrier. The two Newfoundlands were accused of attacking the terrier through two shared fences. “No one saw what happened,” explained Sutton to a packed courtroom. “The regional district relies on past and subsequent events that took place.” Sutton reviewed the various witnesses who testified throughout the hearing, and noted he believes Manseau “knows more than he’s telling the court.”

CHUM AND CHAMP supporters plead their case outside the courthouse in Courtenay. PHOTO BY IRENE ROBERTSON During his testimony, Manseau told court he believes the Jack Russell’s injuries were caused by a kick from a horse, not by being pulled through a fence by the Newfoundlands, as suggested by CVRD lawyer Troy DeSouza. Sutton said he doesn’t find the horse theory “realistic or plausible.” He accepted the

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canine behaviour specialist Gary Gibson’s testimony that Chum would react more and be the aggressor toward other dogs. “It’s more probable and realistic Chum,

not Champ caused the injuries to (the Jack Russell),” Sutton added. Outside the courtroom, supporters of the dogs had mixed reactions. “I’m really relieved Champ will be released, but very disappointed — heartbroken— that Chum will not be released,” said Sheila Krentz. “But grateful the judge is allowing a 30-day stay so that the lawyers can talk about what would be in the best interest of Chum.” Krentz added she feels, “It would be heartbreaking to split the dogs up; they are a bonded pair.” DeSouza said the judge made a “King Solomon-like decision.” He noted despite an option presented by Manseau’s lawyer Eric Chesterley to send the dogs back to their temporary Comox home, it was not a good option

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Comox Lake low, dropping Record Staff After being extremely low in the late summer and high once the rainy season began, the level of Comox Lake is once again low, BC Hydro said Thursday in a news release. “Some of you have heard about the low water conditions on the Campbell River system and a very similar situation is taking place on this watershed,” began BC Hydro spokesman Stephen Watson. The water inflow conditions into the Comox Lake reservoir have been below normal since August, he noted. The one exception is the significant storm at the end of November and beginning of December, though much of that water was released downstream for flood risk management. The weather conditions have been relatively dry and cool. What precipitation has fallen has been as snow in the upper watershed, Watson continued. The lower temperatures are also not allowing for much snowmelt. Water inflows for the last three weeks of December were 40 per cent of normal, and so far for January, 33 per cent of normal. “BC Hydro is always monitoring reservoir conditions and weather forecasts. In managing through this low water abundance condition, BC Hydro has reduced the downstream flows and the power generation output.” BC Hydro reduced the generation station to about 80 per cent of capacity through much of November and December, and has been operating the generating station at 37 per cent of capacity since Jan. 1. A minimum fish habitat flow of 16 cubic metres per seconds

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son said. BC Hydro is discussing the situation with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Water inflows into the reservoir are forecast at only 9 m3/s. The weather forecast calls for continued dry and cool conditions through the end of next week. February and March tend to be lower water inflow months due to cooler temperatures and fewer storms. November through January is BC Hydro’s flood risk management period on Vancouver Island and one large storm event can change things dramatically, Watson explained. No such storm hit the area in December and it appears that will be

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Week of Jan. 9 to Jan. 15, 2013

On January 9th, the Comox Valley RCMP were called to a home in the 600 block of 5th St in Courtenay for an assault in progress. The investigation revealed an intoxicated person on site causing a disturbance and throwing items around the house. This person was arrested and lodged in police cells until sober. (2013-375) On January 9th, the RCMP were conducting traffic enforcement in the Mission Hill area and stopped a vehicle with a possible prohibited driver. The driver was found to have just consumed some marihuana and was given a 24 hour suspension for drugs. (2013-379) Police responded to a shoplifter on January 9th, that was resisting the loss prevention officer at the Walmart store in Courtenay. A man was arrested and while in custody was determined to also have warrants for his arrest. The man was later released with a future court date on both the old and the new charges. (2013-394) On January 9th, a theft from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 900 block of Stewart avenue in Courtenay was reported to police. Several items were stolen. (2013-383) A theft of a bicycle was reported to police on January 9th. The bike was stolen from the Lake Trail school and the suspect is known by the bike owner. (2013-399) On the night of January 9th, police responded to a report of a man punching another man in the face without provocation. The young man was located and found to be very intoxicated . The man was arrested and held in custody until sober. He faces possible charges of assault. (2013-406) On January 10th, RCMP investigated a possible impaired driver on the 3100 block of Cliffe avenue in Courtenay. During the investigation the passenger was found to be in possession of marihuana. He was arrested and later released on a promise to appear with a court date.(2013-414) Police were looking for an unlicensed driver driving dangerously in the area of 2200 Guthrie Rd in Comox on January 10th. RCMP located the driver who refused to stop for police even though full emergency equipment was being used. The car was seen to speed through a playground zone, fail to stop at stop sign and driving on the wrong side This investigation is continuing. (2013-436) On January 10th RCMP attended a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Cliffe avenue and 5th St in Courtenay. A transit bus collided with a car while making a left turn at the intersection. A charge was laid in the collision. (2013-459) On January 11th, the Comox Valley RCMP attended a break and enter at a business in the 2200 block of Guthrie Rd in Comox. The thieves smashed the front door with a large rock and then entered the store and targeted the cash drawer. This investigation is continuing. (2013-481) On January 11th, RCMP received a report of a vandalism to vehicle that happened at the detachment on Hornby Island. A vehicle that had been parked there had its four tires slashed. (2013-491) A hit and run collision was reported on January 11th. The collision took place on the 200 block of 6th St in Courtenay. The driver of the offending vehicle failed to provide his details and left the scene. This investigation is continuing. (2013-508) On January 11th, a report of youths throwing rocks at passing cars was taken by police. This took place on the 7600 block of Island Hwy North. The youths were not located. (2013-515) Police attended a report of a break into a kiosk at the Suds City car wash located on the 2000 block of Guthrie Rd in Comox. Once inside the culprits destroyed a computerized machine. (2013-526) On January 12th, a call of a theft from the Muck Off Car Wash at 380 Old Island Hwy in Courtenay was reported. Unknown persons broke into the credit card reader on the coin box over night. (2013-530)

A woman was assaulted outside of a business on the 2900 block of Kilpatrick avenue in Courtenay on January 12th. The woman reported hearing an argument outside the business and when she went out to investigate she was punched by one of the people that was causing the disturbance. The assailant was located later and arrested. He will have to attend court on a future date. (2013-531) A break and enter to a building located on the 1000 block of McPhee Ave in Courtenay, was called into police on January 12th. The owner reports entry through the front door. This investigation is continuing. (2013-534) On the night of January 12th RCMP located a damaged vehicle parked on Back Rd in Courtenay. A car was located with a smashed driver’s side window. (2013-537) Police attended with the Courtenay fire department to the 900 block of 8th St in Courtenay for a report of power lines on fire. This fire is suspicious in nature and the fire department is investigating. (2013-550) On January 12th RCMP attended a home in the 1700 block of Lewis Ave in Courtenay for a report of an attempted break and enter. Thieves attempted to gain entry but were unsuccessful. (2013-552) Police took a report of a suspicious occurrence on January 12 from a home owner in the 600 block of Torrence Rd in Comox. They reported someone ringing their doorbell at night and opening the door to find a pair of rolled up burning socks. (2013-553) During the early morning hours of January 13th RCMP initiated a traffic stop due to a burned out headlight. The driver was found to have been consuming alcohol and he was issued a 3 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition. He also had the vehicle impounded for three days. (2013-564) On January 13th a vehicle was located being driven without tail lights in Courtenay by police. The driver was found to have been consuming alcohol and was given a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, he too had his vehicle impounded. (2013-565) Police were called to a fire by the Courtenay fire rescue on the 4700 block of Island highway North. Upon attendance it could be seen that there was a fire on the power lines which appears to have been started by a faulty transformer. Fire department and BC Hydro to continue with the investigation. (2013-571) Police received a call from a motorist of a dangerous situation on the Comox Valley Logging Rd overpass on January 13th. It was reported that youths were throwing snowballs at the windshields of approaching vehicles. Patrols were made to the area but the youths were gone on arrival. (2013-580) On January 14th a report of a theft from a car was reported to the RCMP. The car was parked on the 100 block of Back Rd at the time and some CDs were taken. (2013-596) Several thefts from a vehicles were reported from the Nurmi Rd, Harmony Cres and Memory Lane areas in Merville on January 14th. Stolen was a laptop computer and change. The vehicles were unlocked at the time. (2013-603) Several vehicles were entered on the night of January 13th in the Galloway Cres area of Courtenay. The thieves targeted unlocked vehicles and stole change.(2013-609 et al) A report of a theft from a motor vehicle was received on January 15th. The vehicle was parked on the 1700 block of Astra Rd in Comox when the theft occurred. Thieves entered the unlocked vehicle and stole some loose change. (2013641) Police took a report on January 15th, of two men attempting fraud at a business on the 2900 block of Kilpatrick Ave in Courtenay. The two men were reported to have brought a carpet into the store and picked up a second off the shelf and then returned both for a refund. Video surveillance caught the act and this investigation is continuing. (2013-648)

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the case for January, he added. The Comox Lake Reservoir was at 132.2 metres Thursday and is dropping three to four centimetres per day. The reservoir is considered full at 135.3 metres and conditions can get critical at around 131 metres for providing suitable flows downstream. The reservoir is at the fifth-lowest level for this time of year based on 50 years of record. The upper Campbell reservoir/Buttle Lake on the Campbell River system is at the fourthlowest on record for the time of year. BC Hydro said it will provide further updates as conditions develop.

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They are frequently used by Comox Valley Search and Rescue to assist in backcountry rescue. Mount Washington Avalanche Forecaster Bill Phipps volunteered his time in the recent rescue last week in Strathcona Provincial Park. “Having trained forecasters and technicians are essential in operating a mountain like Mount Washington,” says Percival. “They assess and control the avalanche hazard within the resort and frequently support rescue efforts in the surrounding area.” “You need the proper training and tools to perform self-rescue when venturing into uncontrolled terrain,” adds Percival. For more information on the Avy Awareness Day, visit the events calendar online at mountwashington.ca. – Mount Washington Alpine Resort

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Sports society requests funds Non-profit VIMSS raises funds for athletes Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society has asked the regional district to contribute $50,000 towards the Vancouver Island Mountain Centre at Mount Washington. The district kicked in $38,000 last year. Various groups have rented space or stayed overnight at the centre since construction was completed in December 2011. The non-profit VIMSS raises funds for amateur skiers, snowboarders and other mountain sport athletes. Since 2003, the society has raised more than $80,000 for athletes. Despite challenges such as teacher job action, the goal of the society was to break even last year. “We came very close,” VIMSS vice-chair Don Sharpe said Tuesday at committee of the whole. The ultimate goal is to be self-sustaining, as per a three-year plan. Area A director Bruce Jolliffe asked to see this year’s budget, which would help the CVRD board better

understand the group’s financial situation. ••• The committee received a report concerning the feasibility of renovating the curling rink, which was constructed in 1959 with additions constructed around 1972 and 1988. Options range from roughly $400,000 for maintenance and repairs to $3.8 million for a new facility. “You could easily get 50 years out of it (new facility),” said Harvey Goodman of RDH Building Engineering. “Is there a long-term commitment to curling?” Courtenay director Jon Ambler said. Committee chair Edwin Grieve said the Valley has traditionally produced its share of international curling champions. The curling club has about 450 members. ••• After two decades of existence, the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market is still looking for a permanent, year-round site. The Saturday market operates from April to October at the Exhibition Grounds, and October to April at the Native Sons’ Hall. Its estimated economic benefit to the local economy is about $2.7 million per year, according to a socio-economic impact study.

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SHARE ANDY’S JOURNEY An Evening with Andy Everson happens Jan. 26 at the I-Hos Gallery from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You can discuss the journey his art has taken him on over the past 15 years. Ask questions about your favourite print and learn what his inspirations are. Hear how his cultural singing, dancing and potlatching are such big parts of his art. Tickets are sold at the gallery. For details, phone 250-339-7702.

Naturopathic physician Dr. Deidre Macdonald will present a seminar entitled The Seven Habits of Healthy Aging on Jan. 22. Admission is by donation and all proceeds will be donated to the Comox Valley Transition Society, which provides services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Come to Crown Isle on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. to learn ways to take charge of your health. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Dr. Macdonald’s office at 250897-0235 or visit www. getwellhere.com. — Dr. Deidre Macdonald

Students making a difference Renee Andor Record Staff

Queneesh Elementary School teacher Jaki Braidwood says it’s amazing what kids can do, especially when they do it together. When the school started counting up all the good things its students have done in the community, she was surprised at the tally. “There’s some pretty significant things — like when we added them up — that they’ve contributed to the community and beyond,” she says. For example, she explains the school took part in the Harvest for the Valley initiative a few years ago — in which residents would fill bags with food for the food bank — but when the communitywide initiative wasn’t happening the second year Queneesh was involved, the school decided to carry it on by itself. “This year we collected just over 500 pounds of food so really within the last three years the food bank’s come and got just over 1,000 pounds of food from us,” she says, adding that number amazing, especially since some students’ families go to the food bank themselves. “We never thought we’d get that much food brought in because, you know, we’ve got lots of kids on our breakfast program and our lunch program and that, and yet, they give us 500 pounds worth of food.” And she says there have been many other

initiatives the school’s been involved in like collecting pennies to provide clean water for life to someone elsewhere in the world, and collecting used batteries to be processed for their zinc because zinc deficiencies are common in some countries. Now, the school plans to throw itself behind The House The Kids Built, a project to raise funds for one of Habitat

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Parenting different than grandparenting Question: My parents are providing some daycare for my kids in order to help me out. I appreciate their help, but I am having trouble with some of the things they do with them. For example, I have told them that I don’t give my kids sugary treats, but my mom keeps feeding them cookies and candy. Another example is I have told my parents baby goes down for a nap right after lunch, but they only have her napping when they think she is tired and this is messing up her schedule at my house. I don’t know how to handle this so that it doesn’t cause bad feelings. Answer: From what you have written I understand that the assistance your parents are giving your family is valuable to you and you would like to have it continue. I also understand that you would like your parents to follow your lead in how they care for your children. At this point they are not doing everything

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parents hit them. In other words, you need to decide what you can let go as “grandparent stuff ” and what you will insist on. Once clear in your own mind about your bottom-line expectations it will be time to talk with your parents. It might be important to first acknowledge that you are asking them to stretch their roles as grandparents and that this might be a little uncomfortable for them. Then you can lay the things that are important to you. For example, because the baby’s sleep schedule is thrown off if they do not maintain it, putting the baby to bed for a nap after lunch may be an essential. At

our house, not Grandma’s and these are my rules.” Hopefully with some thought and discussion you and your parents can come to an understanding about your expectations for their care of your kids without any bad feelings. If you wish to ask a question of the counsellors, for a response in future columns, e-mail them at info@pacifictherapy.ca. Consult a Counsellor is provided by registered clinical counsellors Nancy Bock, Diane Davies Leslie Wells, Andrew Lochhead and Sara Lynn Kang at pacific therapy & consulting inc. It appears every second Friday in the Record.

the same time, some other things may not be and you can just let them go. As you decide how you will deal with this an important thing to keep in mind is that children can usually adapt to different rules and expectations in different settings. If you think about it, kids know that what is expected of them is a little bit different at home than it is at school, and that their friends’ parents have different rules than their own parents. They can adjust to the expectations in different settings. Their statements that go like “but Grandma doesn’t make me do that” can be answered by “this is

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I have noticed many drivers stopping at a red light several feet behind the car in front. Having asked my daughters who had recently passed their driving exams about this and both told me that their instructor had told them, even when stopped, they must leave at least one car length distance behind the car in front. Is it really true that our young drivers are taught to stop several feet behind the car, also stopped, in front? I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taught to drive nearly so recently, but this is the prac-

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Top 10 mortgage tips Your home may be the biggest investment you’ll ever make. That means you want to play it smart with your mortgage. Here are our top 10 mortgage tips for the year ahead: sensible strategies for today’s homebuyers and owners. 1. The smart money is on non-traditional lenders. Another wave of mortgage lending rules has many Canadians looking at nontraditional lenders: those not federally regulated. As trained, accredited mortgage brokers, we’re always scouting out the best options, so we can help more Canadians achieve their homeownership dreams. 2. Avoid rollovers. That’s when your mortgage comes up for renewal and you just roll it over with your current lender. If you are auto-renewed at posted versus discounted rates, the difference can be hundreds of dollars a month. At renewal, you have a moment of opportunity to shop around, and make every last dollar count. Contact us for the best range of options. 3. Polish your credit. A low credit score can prevent you from getting the lowest mortgage rate. That’s why it’s so important to have good credit behaviours, like paying your bills on time. Don’t let your credit accounts exceed 30 per cent of the credit available. Before you cancel any credit cards, get advice. And don’t apply for a store card just to save on your purchase that day! 4. Consolidate to drive down debt. If you are carrying a large amount of high-interest debt outside your mortgage, this may be the time to roll that debt

into a low-rate mortgage while you can. This one, smart strategy could save you thousands in interest payments and boost your monthly cash flow. We can analyze your situation to see if you can benefit. 5. Get “Rate Mail”. Many people are sitting on-edge: waiting for a rise in rates that could trigger a wave of activity. Subscribe to our rate updates so you can

stay on top of any shifts in the market – and respond quickly. 6. Get ready now for higher rates. No one can predict when rates will start to rise. If you are buying or renewing now, consider what rates and your mortgage payment might be when you renew. If you can, set your payment up to that higher amount; you’ll avoid payment shock down the road, and pay your mortgage off faster! 7. Speed up your mortgage pay-down. Take every opportunity to beat down your mortgage principal. Build a plan to take advantage of your lender’s prepayment privileges! Consider changing from monthly payments to weekly or bi-weekly payments, and take some or all of your tax refund and put it against your mortgage

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Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two of the best-kept secrets of retirement Canadian investors well understand the importance of their Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) as an attractive way to invest for their retirement. Less understood are two other investment vehicles that can provide retirement income. One of them is the government pension plan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) in Quebec and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) elsewhere in Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which are well established investment funds. The other investment opportunity that many Canadians seem to be unaware of is the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) which was introduced in January 2009. Right now, the CPP/QPP and the TFSA are the two best kept investment secrets in Canada. And yet both may play a significant role in the financial future of Canadians. The CPP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Global Investment Fund That We All Own The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) seems to get lost in the shuffle of retirement planning. For most individuals itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just another payroll deduction and a payroll tax

for employers who have to match their employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; contributions. Most people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize those deductions are going directly into a broadly diversified investment account in their name and invested by the CPP Investment Board. About 50 per cent of the fund is in public and private equity investments and a third of the portfolio is invested in fixedincome assets. The rest is tied up in global real estate and infrastructure holdings. This pension portfolio has averaged a 5.5 per cent annualized rate of return for the past decade and is currently valued at $140 billion. About the only thing wrong with Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national pension plan is itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken for granted by so many of the 17 million Canadian â&#x20AC;&#x153;shareholdersâ&#x20AC;? who have some future claim on those invested assets. As early as age 60, we can apply to get our share of the pot in the form of pension income. For those who wait until they are 65, it could amount to an inflation indexed income that can be as high as $900 per month. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roughly equal to having a $100,000 annuity investment that

pays an annual 11 per cent distribution. TFSA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Not Just a Savings Account A recent Bank of Montreal survey found that only one-third of eligible Canadians age 65 or over (and only 15 per cent under the age of 45) have opened a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). And for those who have, the vast majority were unaware that their annual $5,500 contributions could be used to invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs,

Never too early to plan No matter what your age, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never too early or too late to start thinking seriously about retirement. Your 20s: The Starting Line This decade is marked by education and starting your career. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a perfect time to put disposable income to work in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). Your 30s: The Debt Decade Many Canadians take on substantial debt when purchasing a home and starting a family. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let debt and interest payments over-

whelm your retirement planning. Reduce your spending, consolidate your debt with the lowest interest rate possible and set up a plan to pay off outstanding loans. Find an investment adviser you can trust to help with your overall financial plan. Your 40s: Maximize Savings By your mid-forties, you probably have some momentum in paying off the mortgage. Make retirement savings your top priority and contribute extra if you need to catch up. Have your adviser put together a

retirement plan and build a diversified portfolio by asset class, geographical region, investment style and market capitalization. Your 50s: The Final Lap For many, the fifties are the peak earning years in a career. Set aside a greater portion of earnings to ensure you have enough money saved to meet retirement goals. Review your asset allocation with your adviser and make sure that your risk tolerance is aligned with your goals. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; News Canada

OPEN OR TOP UP YOUR RAYMOND JAMES TAX FREE SAVINGS ACCOUNT TODAY 5 With the New Year, your contribution room just expanded another $5,000! Contact me to discuss how a TFSA can fit into your long-term financial future. LIFE WELL PLANNED. Garry deWitt, Financial Advisor Raymond James Ltd. $$MJòF"WFt$PVSUFOBZ#$ 7/, 1It'BY garry.dewitt@raymondjames.ca www.raymondjames.ca/garrydewitt Raymond James Ltd., Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

etc. Currently most TFSA holders see it as an alternative savings account at their bank. Ideally, the TFSA contributions should go into investments that have the best potential for capital gains, dividend, or interest income growth because all money earned and saved within the account is not taxed when withdrawn (unlike RRSPs and RRIFs). The TFSA has been criticised as too little too late for investors now nearing

retirement. Younger investors who are decades away from retirement age will be the true beneficiaries of this program. In order to gain the long-term benefits of compound growth, they should start a TFSA early, but annual contribution limits are not lost if they are not fully used each year. They accumulate for use in future years. Moreover, funds can be withdrawn and replaced as early as the next calendar year without penalty so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good way to save for big ticket items like a car or house and then use as a retirement investment account to complement other pension income sources. Managed as an investment portfolio, the TFSA has real potential to become an important part of any Canadianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial planning strategy. Unfortunately, it would appear that most of us donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that yet. Why the TFSA and the CPP are Investment Priorities Now These two best kept secrets of retirement are likely to become â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;worst kept secretsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the months and years to come as pension

reform takes place. There is some fear that the CPP will run out of money but the CPP investment board says it is fully able to meet its current long-term pension obligations. More important to CPP contributors are the rule changes that have been made to the plan with regards to collecting the pension which will affect everyone. And the TFSA program may also get tweaked to raise contribution limits that would allow older investors to more quickly build up their TFSA as a retirement income source. But fundamentally, the long-term viability and growth of both depends on Canadians starting to think like investors. Your Raymond James financial adviser can tell you much more about your savings and investment options. He or she can also help with applications for CPP benefits (or if you are a Quebec resident with your QPP) or get you started on a TFSA and work out an investment strategy that is right for you. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted by Garry deWitt, Raymond James Ltd.

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New Year’s resolutions Now that the fiscal cliff is behind us, many New Year’s resolutions this year involve money management. If getting your financial house in order is on your to-do list for 2013, here are five resolutions you should take to heart: 1. I will take full advantage of my TFSA. I strongly believe that TFSAs (taxfree savings accounts) are going to save a great many Canadians come retirement. Unlike RRSPs, which are taxable when cashed in, money in a TFSA grows and can be withdrawn tax-free. TFSAs are especially beneficial to self-employed workers in lower tax brackets; many people will find their financial “sweet spot” in a combination of TFSA and RRSPs. As of January 2013, every Canadian is allowed to have up to $25,500 in a TFSA – set up yours by talking with your adviser. 2. I will maximize my RRSP contributions. Maximizing RRSP contributions makes sense for a lot of people, especially those in higher tax brackets. Not only do RRSPs offer immediate tax savings, but every contribution you make adds to your own personal pension. This is increasingly important since fewer and fewer people have pension plans. Your contribution limit is 18 per cent of your previous year’s income, to a maximum of $22,970 (to find out your exact limit, see your 2011 Notice of Assessment or call Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-2676999.) The deadline for contributing to your

2012 RRSP is March 1. 3. I will educate myself. Do one thing to improve your investment knowledge this year. We believe educated investors make better decisions over time, and attending an investment seminar or taking an investment course is a great option. For starters, DundeeWealth is hosting a “2013 Look Ahead” educational seminar on Feb. 2 at Crown Isle from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP by Jan. 26 to lnickel@ dundeewealth.com. 4. I’m not going to stress over the stock market. If the markets have been stressing you out, you’re paying too much attention to them; the moment you let your emotions colour your investment choices, you’re already behind the eight ball. Though the markets may dip, dive, shimmy and shake, the long-term trend is growth. If the stock market is keeping you up at night then it might be time to make some changes – otherwise, forget it. 5. I’m going to get professional advice. Investors that consult a financial adviser are statistically more likely to outperform those that go it alone. Give yourself the best chance of long-term financial success by setting up an appointment with a professional investment adviser today. – submitted by Robert Mulrooney, Senior Investment Adviser with Dundee Wealth Management Securities Inc. in Courtenay. Contact the investment coach at 250-3385222 or www.investmentcoach.com.

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automatic savings plan. Many people don’t even miss the money, because they never see it. • Diversify – A diversified portfolio reduces the risk of market and economic instability. While there is no such thing as an optimal balance that is right for everyone, working with a financial planner will help you find the right asset mix for you. – News Canada

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Healing powers hidden within elderberry flowers Time to celebrate Sambucus or elderberry ... Herb of the Year for 2013! A welldeserved spotlight on a wonderfully versatile plant. Somewhat renowned for its healing powers hidden within its flowers, berries and even in its bark, this genus is definitely worth getting to know better. First off, there are close to 30 different species in the Sambucus family and they can be found throughout the temperate, bordering on subtropical, regions of the northern and southern hemispheres. Admittedly, the species are a little more prolific in the northern part of the globe. Growing regions in the southern half of our planet are limited to Australia and South America. The different species have been divided into groups ... mostly defined by whether they have red- or blackcoloured berries. Some are separated by growing region as in Sambucus gaudichaudiana ... Australian elder or white elder. The red-berried elder group is comprised of nine species: Sambucus callicarpa or Pacific Coast red elderberry (native to the west coast of North America), S. chinensis,

ELDERBERRY IS THE Herb of the Year for 2013, says the Duchess of Dirt. PHOTO BY JOHN COX S. latipinna, S. microbotrys, S. pubens, S. racemosa, S. sieboldiana, S. tigranii and S. williamsii. However, you will find some references have generalized and lumped all nine into a single species, Sambucus racemosa. These nine species of red-berried elderberries are native throughout the northern hemisphere in its colder regions. Perhaps of particular note ... Sambucus callicarpa or Pacific Coast red elderberry

is native to the west coast of North America. Sambucus pubens (American red elder) is native to the northern regions of North American and S. microbotrys (mountain red elder) is found in the mountainous regions of the American southwest. The red-berried elders fall into the

multi-stemmed shrub category, ranging in height from 10 to 13 feet (3-4m). Panicles of spring to early summer flowers produce their red berries in late summer. Turning to the blackberried elder group ... there are 11 species listed here. Sambucus australis, S. canadensis (synonymous as S. nigra ssp. canadensis), S. caerulea, S. javanica, S. lanceolata, S. mexicana, S. nigra, S. palmensis, S. peruviana, S. simpsonii and S. velutina. Again, confusion can reign supreme as many references lump all 11 under one species - Sambucus nigra. Most of these 11 black-berried species are found in warmer regions of North America and Europe. The exceptions are: Sambucus australis, native to the temperate regions of eastern South American; S. mexicana, found in the Sonora Desert and S. peruviana or Peruvian elder, found in northwest South America. Height is variable in this group. Most are

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is one of the differentiating features between this shrub-like species and its black-berried cousins. The other is its shorted height ... rarely topping higher than 13 feet (4m). Of greatest medicinal value is Sambucus nigra, also known as elder or black elder. (Medically speaking, one senses the valid reasoning for listing all 11 species in this black-berried group separately.) Black elder, native to western Asia and Europe, has been used medicinally for centuries ... dating as far back as Roman times or earlier. Traditional Chinese medicines use the berries as an ingredient for treating all

forms of rheumatism. More recently, Western medicine studies are showing excellent results from using black elder to treat influenza symptoms, allergies and respiratory problems. The flowers have been found to be beneficial as an overall perk-you-up tonic to combat the winter blahs. Hmm ... northern hemisphere, lots of snow, healthful tonic ... just what I need to get me through this winter! Leslie Cox co-owns Growing Concern Cottage Garden in Black Creek. Her website is at www.duchessofdirt. ca and her column appears every second Friday in the Record.

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TAKING THE PLUNGE with the Record, Katherine Kirk and son Jason Kirk took us along on their vacation to Kona, Hawaii in November.

KAREN DAY AND Donna Bell kicked up their heels with The Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Record.

THE ROSS FAMILY packed a copy of their favourite hometown newspaper with them on their trip to Cuba.

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

CELEBRATING THEIR 50TH wedding anniversary, Tom and Marge Hammond took the Record on a circumnavigation of Australia and New Zealand. They stopped in Wellington, NZ at the Weta Cave Studio of Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings.

THE COMOX VALLEY Gourmet Club (established in 1984 and comprising Cal and Barb Myatt, Gord and Fran Bates, Bernie and Ann Poole and Chris and Joanie Squire) took us along to Puerto Vallarta for Christmas 2012.

TAMMIE AND BRAD Miller enjoyed the amazing beaches of Varadero, Cuba on their vacation with the Record.


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Cumberland waited to hear feedback about Trilogy Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Cumberland council was prepared to sign off on an agreement with Trilogy Properties for residential development in the Village — it just wanted to hear from the public first. The tentative memorandum of understanding outlined up to $7.8 million in amenities payments to the Village, including a $4.32-million infusion for water and sewer upgrades if the initial lots were approved. Mayor Fred Bates said the village was satisfied with the work of its negotiators and was ready to receive public input on the

document. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Courtenay residents were waiting to hear whether they would be asked to cast their ballots again. B.C. Supreme Court Justice R.B. Harvey was mulling over what his decision would be after five Sandwick area voters signed a petition to have the Nov. 16 election overturned. The area was absorbed by Courtenay just six days before voting day and the residents said they didn’t have time to prepare for the election. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A Courtenay man said he was lucky to

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RENEE ANDOR be alive after rescuers pulled him from a coal mine collapse near Campbell River. Mike Pearo was knocked unconscious by the fall which killed two other miners in the Quinsam Coal Number 5 Main. “I knew I had nothing broken…I was bleeding from a few places, but nothing bad,” he said of when he came to. About 30 minutes later he heard rescuers calling his name. They then cleared about 30 feet of rubble out of the tunnel to get to Pearo. Twenty years

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lier yielded about five tons of hashish with an estimated street value of $68 million. Each man was released on $100,000 bail in early December plus sureties of $30,000. The court room was packed in January when the men entered not guilty pleas and their next appearance was set for September 20 in Nanaimo because

it was expected to be a 10-day trial and the Courtenay court didn’t have time until fall. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A chunk of a meteor the size of a car’s engine block was thought to have fallen into Strathcona Park. Scientists believed it fell near Della Falls

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Valley student claims top honours A G.P. Vanier Secondary School student earned a first-place finish as business students from across the province competed at Junior Achievement of BCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (JABC) 15th annual BC Business Challenge. Hella Skrilla topped the Executive Market category at the competition this week in Vancouver. The challenge is a fast-paced competition where Grade 11 and 12 students take on the role of high-tech executives in a global business simulation. The intense day of competition has teams working against the clock to develop management strategies for their imaginary companies, analyzing financial reports and scrutinizing the actions of other com-

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Thrown under the omnibus If the federal Conservative government hasn’t already thought about its penchant for omnibus bills in Parliament, it needs to. The Idle No More movement has focused some of its attention on changes to federal legislation like the Navigable Waters Protection Act and Environmental Assessment Act, which are rolled into an omnibus bill. These bills, often part of a budget, give MPs little chance to debate important issues because there are so many items jammed together. The Conservatives did not invent this strategy, but they have honed it to a fine art. Omnibus bills began appearing regularly during the five years the Conservatives governed with a minority, and were often crafted in such a way as to keep at least one opposition party from voting against the government. While this was an understandable legislative strategy, the need for such omnibus bills does not exist when there is a majority government. But the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper likes the approach, because it limits the usefulness of Parliament and the ability of its critics to draw much public attention. That worked fine when the critics were solely from the opposition parties. But when they are from outside Parliament and are energized by a variety of causes, as is Idle No More, omnibus bills have the potential to do a great deal of harm. The harm comes from emasculating legitimate opposition in Parliament, where differences within a democracy need to be discussed. If too many people believe Parliament doesn’t work any more, and this leads them to do serious damage to Canada’s economy because of their frustrations, omnibus bills become very dangerous. The Conservative government has nothing to fear from its opponents in Parliament. It has a majority, and it should be ready and willing to hear criticism of its plans within an elected assembly. The prime minister would serve the interests of all Canadians if he pledged to restrict or even eliminate omnibus bills for the remainder of this Parliament’s term. – Black Press

Record Question of the Week This week: Eighty-one per cent of respondents said they are upset that Stotan Falls will be closed to the public indefinitely. Next week: Has the lockout changed your attitude toward the NHL? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Voices Vo Three (Helen Austin, Sue Pyper and Judy Wing) raised $1,298 for the Comox Valley Hospice Society at the 1st Tuesday Fundraiser last week at the Mex Pub.

The communications shortcomings of Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan were detailed in Thursday’s Vancouver Sun by columnist Barbara Yaffe.

CVEDS ad quite out of touch Dear editor, Is local economic “diversity” really showcased by the proposed Raven Coal Mine and big box stores? On Dec. 8, the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS) ran an advertisement in the Victoria Times-Colonist. It infuriated residents and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board members alike including rural A director Bruce Jolliffe. The ad, designed to promote investment opportunities and showcase the “diversity” of the Comox Valley economy, surprisingly listed the proposed Raven Coal Mine and big box stores among the top three highlights of the region. This shows that CVEDS is dramatically out of touch with its community, and needs to be reminded who it serves and who funds its budget. Not only did the ad erroneously portray the divisive Raven Coal Mine proposal as a done deal for economic investment and location – it ignored the many small, independently owned businesses and associations that work endlessly to promote locally and independently owned shops put at risk by the expansion of

chain outlets. Some concerns about CVEDS’ ad include: • The promotion of economic interests that run counter to the vision contained in planning documents for local sustainable development as put forth by CVRD. • Government organizations like CVEDS and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) receive taxpayer funding to promote a cohesive vision – yet this ad reveals disjuncture and a lack of basic message co-ordination. • By showcasing the proposed Raven Coal Mine, CVEDS blatantly ignores concerns as stated by the CVRD, BC Shellfish Grower’s Association, K’ómoks First Nation, Coast Salish First Nations groups, Comox Valley chapter of the Council of Canadians, Comox Valley Land Trust, Association of Denman Island Marine Stewards, Citizens’ Stewardship Coalition, and numerous other organizations and individuals. The BC Shellfish Growers’ Association “sounded the alarm” that proposed mining threatens a sustainable industry and hundreds of shellfish jobs. The CVRD board of directors passed a unanimous motion opposing

further processing of the mine application until more independent studies are conducted, and a truly independent public review process is put in place. • I am among many of the concerned residents who oppose this mine and strongly object to the use of tax dollars to promote a project that is not yet through the permitting and public review processes. Why is CVEDS using taxpayers’ money to advertise the Raven Coal Mine? And why, in spite of Courtenay City council’s position to support downtown business does CVEDS neglect to promote the opportunities the Comox Valley offers to independent, locally based entrepreneurs? Why only mention the big box and chain stores? As Mayor Jangula points out, small businesses are an important economic component of the city. They provide employment to the citizens of the Valley and are also the leading supporters of different social and sporting organizations in the community. One begins to wonder whose vision of economic development, sustainably and livability CVEDS is promoting? S.M. Smith, Royston

Tories imposing‘autocratic will’ Dear editor, It is typical of this Conservative government that, days before agreeing to meet with First Nations chiefs, they release an auditor’s report — after first contriving to ‘leak’ it — that is critical of spending at Attawapiskat. A report the government has had since last August. It doesn’t matter — in the sense of its relevance to Chief Spence’s hunger strike and the Idle No More movement — whether the report is accurate or not, it is simply a diversionary

tactic by a government that has, time after time, demonstrated that it has no intention of acting in a democratic fashion or properly consulting with anyone outside of its sphere of wealth — and — resource-grabbing cronies. The Conservatives have taken the patriarchal tack of deciding what is best for First Nations people and see no need to actually adhere to the process of consultation set out in the Indian Act. That one of the changes they have made allows for a simple majority of band members at a meeting on any given reserve to

vote on land lease issues rather than a majority of eligible band members, shouldn’t surprise us. After all, it’s good enough for the government. Seemingly the Conservatives feel that what amounted to, in effect, a 24-per-cent majority of eligible voters in this country voting them into government gives them the authority to impose their autocratic will on all of us. Consultation and debate would appear to be far too troublesome for them. Stephen Harvey, Courtenay


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Tourism hurt by coal mine Dear editor, Two articles in your Jan. 9 edition struck my attention. The first was your excellent editorial The Air We Breathe discussing the VIHA air quality advisory for our valley, triggered by fine particulates in the air. Your article referring to the Comox Valley notes: “A huge upside is that a lack of industry means our water and air are spared the pollution endured by people in other communities.” The second was the article Tax Assistance for Business? Mayor Jangula described his “huge concern” about how downtown small businesses are suffering, in part, because of huge box stores. These two realities face a common danger – coal mines and the development of an industrial zone down the middle of the Comox Valley. Does anyone really believe that we can maintain the quality of the air we breathe with the proposed MIKE BELL Raven Coal Mine in Fanny Bay, the open pit Bear Mine close to Cumberland, and the huge coal trucks roaring up and down the valley day and night 24/7, every day of the year? This will be a real problem especially for children, elders and others with respiratory problems. Unlike the box stores, small downtown businesses are highly dependent on tourists. We, the taxpayers of the Comox Valley, have encouraged tourists with a $22-million renovation of our airport and a new $4-million tourist centre. Courtenay has passed a room tax to promote tourism. Will the development of coal mines encourage or dissuade tourists? I think the answer is obvious. In the past year my wife and I have been invited to enjoy timeshares with family and friends in Maui, Hawaii and Sedona, Ariz. What would happen to their tourist trade if these communities suddenly announced that they were supporting the development of coal mines? One of the reasons tourists come here is precisely because we do not have heavy industry like coal mines that people contend with in other communities. Our home really is an outstanding example of Super Natural British Columbia. In terms of the air that we breathe and the tourist industry that so many of our local businesses depend upon and we taxpayers support — it is all a matter of common sense. Mike Bell, Comox Valley

He’s feeling guilty Dear editor, Why should I feel guilty about land stolen from First Nations over 200 years ago? I wasn’t there; I didn’t do it. Some 10 years ago in an article on the front page of one of our local newspapers, Chief Hardy of the K’ómoks First Nation was quoted as saying that it was bad enough that their lands were stolen from them but insult was added to injury when we went about destroying those lands with ill-conceived coal, gas, oil and forest mining operations. And we continue to do so today. Yes, I should feel guilty that I haven’t done everything possible to stop this reckless destruction of First Nations’ traditional territory and our own children’s heritage. Idle No More. Dave Ferguson, Comox Valley

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Our rights now second class Dear editor, Re: Brendon Johnson’s comments (Record, Jan. 9) on the China-Canada Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). He claims the existing Canadian laws are still in effect even under this FIPA, and that “any Chinese ... activity in Canada must be subject to Canadian regulations.” Upon further study of the agreement, however, you will notice that it grants China Inc., and other such companies “enclave legal status” with ISDS (InvestorState Dispute Settlement) mechanisms. ISDS has become more frequent in its use, and because of it Canada ranks sixth on the list of defendants, with over $200 million in awards or settlements that we have already paid or are still on the hook for. The result of enclave legal status being that any Chinese corporation in Canada has a higher legal standing than every Canadian citizen in Canada, which includes disputing decisions made by provinces, national boards, and so on. For example, suppose the National Energy Board approves of the Northern Gateway pipeline’s extension into British Columbia, but the province doesn’t. A Chinese compa-

ny, such as Synopec, can then sue the province of B.C., under the Canada-China FIPA. Can you or I do that? Or any other Canadian company, for that matter? No, we can’t. Not only that, in court the case is resolved by three

To give any foreign ❝ body more power in your country than your own citizens have, as this and indeed every other FIPA does, is, in and of itself, unconstitutional, and any constitution that says otherwise is not a constitution for the people. Caleb Draper

lawyers: one appointed by the Canadian company, one appointed by China Inc., and a third approved by both appointed by the World Bank. There is no limit to the amount of damages rewarded. This means that for all cases, there are three arbitrators/lawyers, with only one from Canada, for a case that is strictly Canadian. Furthermore, the federal

government can cause a case to be either completely public or, conversely, completely private, which means that there could be some lawsuits and no one would know they ever happened. To give any foreign body more power in your country than your own citizens have, as this and indeed every other FIPA does, is, in and of itself, unconstitutional, and any constitution that says otherwise is not a constitution for the people. Johnson states that “foreign investment, monitored carefully, can be healthy for an economy”, implying that under this FIPA Chinese investors are monitored carefully. However, upon a closer look at the document, it is seen that foreign investments are not, in fact, monitored carefully. The investment section of the agreement, once again, gives more power to any Chinese investor or company in Canada than it gives to any regular Canadian citizen. FIPA and every other (such agreement) should be adjusted until they give less power to any foreign entity than to the current citizens. Caleb Draper, Courtenay

My Father and The Man in Black Saul Holiff was Cash’s manager; he’s mentioned in all the books – but sparingly. Having retired to Canada in the mid-seventies, Holiff all but disappeared from the pages of music history.

Material Success The two-month preparation of designer, Bruno Ierullo’s first runway show; and it’s a frenzy of fabric, planning, meetings, and madness as goes after his goal.

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Slow fossil fuel production now Dear editor, In his letter to the Record (Harper not Chinese puppet, Jan. 2) Win Hunter writes, “A sustainable ‘greener’ future is possible, but let’s get the oil to market to pay for it.” What he writes might seem to be ‘common sense’ but it ignores the fundamentals of a changing global climate. Sea water is 30 per cent more acidic than it was 40 years ago because of increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. We are now breathing 395 parts per million of CO2, up from 300 ppm just a hundred years ago, and that number is now rising two ppm per year. The past 333 months have seen

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above-average global temperatures — statistically not a random event. By the end of last summer, Arctic sea ice coverage was 25 per cent of what it was 40 years before. Unless we get off coal and gas and oil far faster than any government is considering, we are due for

a four- to five-degree Celsius increase by the end of this century, with the catastrophic changes that would bring. Even without new foreign investment or new pipelines, heavy oil production from Alberta is set to double by 2020. Rather than increas-

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explores the other side of singer Harry Belafonte,” she adds. “Many people are aware of BelaTwenty-two years old and still fonte as a performer but his role going strong, the World Commu- as an activist in the civil rights nity Film Festival (WCFF) will movement and in prisons is less run in five downtown Courtenay well known. Even now, in his 80s, he’s still active.” venues Feb. 1 and 2. The festival attempts to tailor A preview of Dirty Energy (www.dirtyenergymovie.com) will films to the community and, as be shown at North Island Col- everyone knows, fresh food is a lege’s Stan Hagen Theatre on Jan. big part of the Comox Valley. “We have four films relating 22 at 7 p.m. Admission to this film to food this year, which should is by donation at the door. Co-ordinating a volunteer-run appeal to anyone who eats,” says film festival is a daunting job. Bradley. “My personal favourite is Many organizations fold after Symphony of Soil. “The film takes an expansive a year or two. That WCFF has lasted for over two decades is a look at soil and its role in ecology and how it’s impacttribute to both the ed by what humans volunteers and the do. There’s wonderhigh level of comWe have four ful cinematography munity interest films relating to from different parts in world and local food this year, which of the world. It’s issues. very uplifting and As with any should appeal to hopeful.” non-profit organi- anyone who eats. My Each year a comzation, volunteers mittee of four select come and go. But personal favourite is the films and everyWayne Bradley, Symphony of Soil. Janet Fairbanks Wayne Bradley one must agree. According to Fairand Valerie Sherbanks and Bradley, riff — involved since the beginning — are still that’s the easy part. “The hard part comes when we committed to the cause. “We have noticed the festival realize we have four hours of film is more challenging as the years too many and something has to be pass by,” admits Bradley. “We get cut,” Bradley explains. Although scheduling 26 films such tremendous feedback from community groups that burnout into five venues over two days isn’t really an issue. But, back at sounds like the stuff nightmares the start, if someone would have are made of, early on in the fesasked if we wanted to volunteer tival, a visual approach — cards for the next 22 years, the answer representing the length of each film — was devised and continues would probably have been no.” As usual, the lineup this year to be used. One change this year is marincludes a selection of documentary films that will generate keting to a broader audience. “We think there’s something tears, laughter, thought and discussion. The Friday night open- at the festival that would be of ing features Reflections; Art for interest to a lot of people in the an Oil-Free Coast and Big Boys community. And we have more sponsors, which is a bonus,” says Gone Bananas. “A number of films are arts- Fairbanks. “We like to pay the film based,” notes Fairbanks. “Reflec- makers well and that’s always a tions is about 50 artists that went struggle.” Continuing this year is the to the Great Bear Rainforest to paint and create sculpture as a school-based film festival at Lake way to get people to be aware of Trail Middle School. “It was fabulous last year at nature and the threats it faces from projects such as the Enbridge Highland,” says Fairbanks. “It was a very high-energy event and Northern Gateway pipeline. “Another, Sing Your Song, it’s wonderful to see young people Record Arts

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Ripper, an added feature is the question and answer Skype session with Ripper afterwards. Once again, the festival will hit the road with events scheduled in 13 locations including Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and B.C. Bradley and Fairbanks estimate that on the Saturday of the festival up to 80 volunteers will be on hand. And it’s not too late to join in if you’re so inclined. Ushers, projectionists, people

to set up and take down and help in the kitchen are always needed. Interested people can contact Valerie Sherriff at 250-337-5419. Tickets, including some for lowincome folks, are available at the Sid Williams Theatre. The festival schedule and more info can be viewed at www.worldcommunity. ca. Paula Wild is a published author and regular contributor to the Comox Valley Record’s arts and entertainment section.

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THE SID WILLIAMS Theatre Society, in partnership with Cumberland Village Works, presents Current Swell on Jan. 25 at the Sid Williams Theatre.

Quartet coming – and that’s just swell The quartet struck upon a rhythm soon after, the size of its concerts increasing in tandem with its rapidly progressing talent. In a recent interview with Oregon paper Bend Bulletin, lead vocalist Scott Stanton described the band’s live show. “We like to go through a roller coaster. We like to come out blazing gunfire. And then somewhere in the set, we’ll … do two or three mellow songs without drums, and then bring it back up for the last (part).” Current Swell takes the stage at the Sid

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Contra dances returning This Saturday evening at Big Yellow Hall in Merville Ring in the new year with the first Community Contra Dance of 2013 at the isn’tit-famous-already Big Yellow Merville Hall. This Saturday, bring your pals along and whoop it up to the Contra Dance tunes of the Funtime Fiddlers. Lots of fiddle tunes will be trotted out for your dancing pleasure while dance caller June Cannon keeps everyone organized. Before the dance, from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m., there will be a free Contra Dance workshop as

Swelling in primordial pulses and walloping whoops, the tacit tones of Shane Philip’s didgeridoo hold the power to still listeners into silence or encourage audiences to rise up in a tribal swell of intoxicating spirit. Meanwhile, his hands will be skillfully juggling between shaking up rhythms with his aslatua, driving the dance floor with his djembe and sliding out grooves on his Weissenborn-style guitar while his foot taps in earthshaking electronic kicks wherever they might fit. The Courtenay musician performs Jan. 26 at the Waverley Hotel. From early childhood moments of drumming kitchen tables and car dashboards, to the present, Shane’s musical stylings have been self-taught and selfmotivated every step of the way. Borrowing from folk, reggae, blues and beyond, he blurs the boundaries of expectation and music into an altogether unique soundscape. “We are influenced by everything we listen to, see and do,” Shane reminds. “So much of what shapes the music, vibe, content, and overall feeling of the songs is unconscious. I write music that results from everything that goes on in the life I live.” 2005 marked the beginning of Shane’s

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life as a non-stop touring musician. Since then he’s toured Canada extensively, often putting in triple overtime. Shane is now expanding to an international market. 2011 brought Shane Philip’s latest release

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NO STRANGER TO Cumberland, Joe Keithley brings his legendary band D.O.A. to the Waverley Hotel on Jan. 24 for the last time.

D.O.A. very much alive Inspired by Woody Guthrie, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s godfather of punk, Joe Keithley has always been out to change the world, through almost 35 years of D.O.A., he and the band have taken on all brands of oppressors. Now Joe is trying to do it from inside the system. He is seeking the New Democratic Party (NDP) nomination in the British Columbia riding of Coquitlamâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Burke Mountain. Meanwhile, D.O.A. is celebrating 35 years with the release of their long-awaited 14th studio album We Come In Peace and a 20-date tour across Canada that started Oct. 10. D.O.A. plays Jan. 24 at the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland. This is not the end for D.O.A., but these will likely be the last dates for four to eight years. We Come In Peace has all the firepower, politics and humour that are the cornerstones of any great D.O.A. album. We Come In Peace is as much a declaration of D.O.A.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission on this, the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14th studio album of all-new material, as it is a way to identify this collection of songs by serving as the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title.

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Since 1984, three fellows have been going to St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Hospital to play music for the residents of the extended care unit. In 1984, Glen Hiebertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife worked at the hospital and the activity department was in need of some music for dinner parties. Hiebert, Bob Casavant and Art McMartin offered to come and play. This was the start of them playing for a lot of occasions and events at the hospital such as birthdays, Halloween and Christmas parties. In 1986, the Old Time Fiddlers started in the Valley. As members, Hiebert, Casavant and McMartin have continued to play once a month for extended care residents. The Catholic women provide the tea, coffee and treats and through the years they have been joined by many musicians of the Branch l7 Old Time Fiddlers who have played countless tunes and sang many songs for those in care. In 1984, everyone loved to hear and sing along to You Are My Sunshine and today this song is still everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite request. Branch 17, the North Island Old Time Fiddlers, have also gone each month since 1986 to Glacier View and Cumberland intermediate care, and consider it a privilege to entertain these folks.

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Fundraising concert helping House the Kids Built Over the past month, Joey Clarkson and Habitat for Humanity have been visiting schools in the Comox Valley with a message of inspiration and empowerment. Speaking at assemblies and small groups this team has been rallying the youth of School District 71 to get involved with their local Habitat for Humanity branch through the House the Kids Built project — a mission to mobilize the youth of the district into using their talents and ideas to raise money to build a house. “At one of the first assemblies a young boy came up to me and said, ‘I found this loonie in my pocket and I would like to donate it to the House the Kids Built,’” says Joey. “It may have only been a loonie, but to a child it is a fortune and his generosity was incredible. We are having that coin, the first gathered in our project, framed to hang on the wall in the new house. It really represents the compassion of children and the idea that every little bit helps.” A concert Jan. 19 at the Native Sons’ Hall will feature Haley Isles, Alexandria Maillot, Keisja Cox, Cathedral Groove and Joey Clarkson and her band.

SINGER JOEY CLARKSON is among the performers this Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity fundraising Red Carpet Gala. Habitat for Humanity’s Red Carpet Gala will kick off the fundraising efforts of the Comox Valley youth. Clarkson, along with some talented students, will premier the new song Everybody, penned especial-

ly by Clarkson for Habitat. Students will be involved in recording the song that will be used as an additional fundraiser through iTunes. The evening will be filled with live entertainment, a silent auction, concession,

door prizes and games suitable for children and families. All proceeds from this event are going directly toward the House The Kids Built. The silent auction table will have some wonderful

items to bid on including guest moorage at Jennis Bay Marina in the Broughton Islands, grass-fed lamb from Glen Alwin Farm, chicken from Fernwood Farm and a portrait session with Clarkson Photog-

raphy. “The reason we are not advertising this event with a minimum donation suggestion is because we really do believe that every little bit counts; we don’t want to turn away any support for this project,” says Clarkson. “The smallest donations can make the biggest impact when they are received from a crowd of plenty. “Long after the kids are out of school, and with homes and jobs of their own, they will pass by this build and feel the pride of contributing to something very special. They may be young, but they have power to accomplish great things.” For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ thehousethekidsbuilt. Doors at the Red Carpet Gala this Saturday open at 6 p.m. The all-ages event starts at 7. For more information, contact Joey Clarkson at 250-218-5007 or Tom Beshr of Habitat for Humanity at 250-792-4810. If you’re interested in becoming involved, or would like to contribute to this fundraiser, contact Joey Clarkson at thehousethekidsbuilt@gmail.com. — Habitat for Humanity


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SINGER ON THE CIRCUIT ACROSS 1 Western resort lake 6 Wear away by rubbing 11 Cottony 15 See 42-Across 19 Splendor 20 Carted off to jail 21 Luminous radiation 22 Et — (plus others) 23 Start of a riddle 25 Window dressings 27 Send over a phone line 28 “Game of Thrones” airer 29 — Alamos, New Mexico 31 Disregard 32 Riddle, part 2 37 “The Core” director Jon 40 English miler Sebastian 41 Number of cards in Livy’s deck? 42 With 15-Across, comic strip since 1957 43 Riddle, part 3 50 Citizens’ rights org. 51 Letters before omegas 52 No longer in the mil., say 53 Perpetually 56 Treatment regimen 58 “... — quit!” (threat ending) 60 “— a Grecian Urn” 62 It often follows “Co.” 63 Skater Slutskaya 65 “Ditto” 67 Achieves 68 Riddle, part 4 74 Reiner of film 75 — a limb 76 Admits 77 Close male rel. 78 Fork over 81 How- — (handy books) 83 London section 87 Metropolis on Hokkaido 89 Hokkaido, e.g.: Abbr. 91 Cheeky 93 Suit to — 94 Riddle, part 5 98 Judicious 100 Poseidon’s realm 101 Ready-fire linkup 102 Total flip-flop 103 End of the riddle 110 Stood in for

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Almost time for singalong Grease shown this Saturday at Sid Williams Theatre Thirty-five years after release, it’s still clear why Grease was such a hit back in 1978. Who thought musicals couldn’t be cool? This musical singalong is perfectly cast with great showstopping tunes such as Alma Mater, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, La Bamba and Whole Lotta Shaking Going On just to name a few. The songs are dubbed on the bottom of the screen so it’s easy to sing to these catchy, campy tunes. The inventively choreographed musical numbers make Grease as fresh and exciting today as it was when it first released. Grease was selected as one of the 500 greatest movies of all time with the song Hopelessly Devoted to You

MARTHA PONTING’S INTUITION is among 24 paintings that will hang at the Zocalo Café until Feb. 3. For further information about Ponting, visit http://marthaponting.shawwebspace.ca.

Met Opera returns The Metropolitan opera continues the winter season with Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Rialto Theatre. Joyce DiDonato’s performance in the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots “will be pointed to as a model of singing,” full of “plush richness and aching beauty,” in David McVicar’s Met premiere production. Elza van den Heever is “a vocally burnished and emotionally tempestuous” Elizabeth (New York Times). “A luminous performance” (AP). Matthew Polenzani

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nominated for an Academy Award for Best Musical Original song. Dress in character, get ready for a fantastically fun evening of singing and laughing. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are part of an energetic cast of a cliché high school plot filled with swagger and imagination. It’s California! It’s the beach! This singalong is an ode to young love that never gets old. This extremely popular annual singa-long event this Saturday is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Courtenay and Square 1 Travel. Tickets for this 7 p.m. performance are available at the Sid Williams Theatre box office or online at info@ sidwilliamstheatre. com. All proceeds go to St. Joseph’s General Hospital pediatric ward for critical care equipment. — Kiwanis Club of Courtenay

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STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents España: Music from Spain, Native Sons Hall. RANDY (EVIS) FRISKIE at Sid Williams Theatre, 7 p.m. FMI: sidwilliamstheatre.com. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents TIFF movie Barbara, Rialto Theatre, 5 p.m. Tickets at CVAG. FMI: 250-338-6211

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

Thursday, Feb. 28 CHIMNEY SWALLOWS (Corwin Fox & Raghu Lokanathan) throw CD release party at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/ concerts.

Sunday, March 10 THE GREAT PLAINS (Saskia and Darrel) at Old Church Theatre, 3 p.m. Tickets at Blue Heron Books and Alano Club in Courtenay.

Wednesday, March 13 ARCHIE FISHER at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/concerts.

Thursday, March 21 MAEVE MacKINNON TRIO at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/ concerts.

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

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

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Towhees delight hometown fans Record Staff It was a triumphant homecoming for the G.P. Vanier Towhees on Tuesday as they edged the Dover Bay Dolphins 71-69. The Towhees played their first home game of the year and first AAA North Island League game in front of a boisterous crowd of painted teamsters and cheering fans. Vanier coach Larry Street said the Nanaimo visitors were worthy opponents who contributed to a hard-fought battle which went down to the wire. Joaquin Paterna led the way for Vanier with 18

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points while Scott Stevens, Harry Ly and Jaron Piercy each potted nine points. “The action was frantic and exciting, which bodes well for a competitive league this year,” Street said. The game was also a good tune-up for this weekend’s Towhee Tournament. The 12-team event got underway Thursday and continues today, with the final Saturday at 8 p.m. Vanier (Vancouver Island AAA

#5) took on the Killarney Cougars of Vancouver last night, with result unavailable at press time. If they won they play at 6 p.m. tonight. The Highland Raiders of Comox are also competing, along with Burnaby Mountain Lions, Wellington Wildcats of Nanaimo (Vancouver Island AA #5), New Westminster Hyacks, Ballenas Whalers of Parksville, Sentinel Spartans

of West Vancouver, Gladstone Gladiators of Vancouver, Centeninial Centaurs of Coquitlam, defending champs King George Dragons of Vancouver (B.C. AA #8) and Mount Douglas Rams of Victoria (Vancouver Island AAA #7). This past weekend the Towhees finished fourth at the 12-team Claremont Invitational in Victoria, where Paterna was named to the all-star team. Vanier defeated Matthew McNair 54-46, lost 63-53 to eventual champs Claremont in the semifinals then bowed to Brentwood College in the game for third place.

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Green ready to help Canada take on world Rasslin’ Baseball Canada has submitted to World Baseball Classic Inc. for approval, the names of 23 players to appear on their Provisional Roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, March 2-19. The official Provisional Roster was scheduled to be announced by WBCI on Jan. 17. The remaining five players elected to fill out the Provisional Roster will be announced at a later date. The roster features 12 players who played Major League Baseball in 2012 including Courtenay’s Taylor Green of the Milwaukee Brewers, Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins, Russell Martin of the Pittsburgh Pirates, John Axford of the Milwaukee Brewers, Jesse Crain of the Chicago White Sox, Michael Saunders of the Seattle Mariners and Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays. Also being named to the roster are some familiar names with the National Team including Chris Robinson (Dorchester, ON), Jimmy Van Ostrand (Rich-

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Hometown heroes and well-known villains will be rocking the wrestling ring on Feb. 16 at the inaugural Slams For Sebastian Over The Top Rumble, set for Feb. 16 at the Komo’x First Nation band hall. The event is a fundraiser for seven-month old Sebastian Cobban, who has spent four months of his young life in hospital due to a rare medical condition. Tickets are now on sale at JetFM radio station or by phoning Keith 250-2036476, Barry 250-703-1214 or Andrew 250-702-4492. For more information about an online fundraising campaign, visit http:// www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/sebastiansmedicalfund/27057. The Facebook event page is https://www.facebook.com/ events/433421010038853/. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Meet Nick Tupper: a special young hockey player Robyn Nicholson Special to the Record

One of my favourite quotes is, “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” These exact words ran through my head a couple of weeks ago. The Comox Valley Glacier Kings had just suffered a tough 3-2 loss to Campbell River. As the players walked down the rubber-floored hallways of the Sports Centre with heads hung low, I was a little worried. One of my favourite people, Elijah Lund-Carlson, was at the game and was about to go into the dressing room. Elijah is 11 and has cerebral palsy. Elijah’s biggest passion in life is hockey. He didn’t care what the score was, he was just excited to meet the Yetis and be a part of their dressing room for a few moments. As Elijah and his mom Joanne Lund were leaving the dressing room, a voice asked them to stop. Meet Nick Tupper. Tupper stopped Elijah and his mom Joanne as he was frantically looking for a Sharpie and some white hockey tape so he could autograph his game stick and give it to Elijah. Joanne has since told me that Elijah sleeps with that stick and it doesn’t leave his sight. As this unfolded, I couldn’t help but wonder: what would possess a 19-year-old junior hockey player to give up equipment he has to buy to a kid he may never see again? Born and raised in Calgary, Alta., Nick

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didn’t always play an elite level of hockey. “Last year in Port Alberni that was the first time I’ve ever played top level hockey. I was always the guy that was looked over, passed up, my skating wasn’t my strongest point, and that made it easy for me to be put on lower teams.” Nick struggled through minor hockey. “When I first started, I don’t think anyone really believed in me, and I started to have my doubts too, around the Bantam age. I got cut from my rep team in Calgary, twice, and it was really hard for me,” Nick recalled. “Going into Midget next year, I cracked the rep team, and I didn’t play a lot and it was really tough. I didn’t understand what was going on, I hadn’t played at that high of a level before, and everywhere I played it was equal ice time rolling through the lines. When you’re playing rep, it’s different ... sometimes I’d get one shift a game and it was tough for me. I started to second guess

myself; I started to think, what’s the point now? That summer I took a couple of weeks off and considered quitting. Then I went to the gym and I got the drive back. It makes you mentally tough for sure.” Nick uses his struggles as an example of how to rise above your situation. “For everybody else out there that doesn’t make your rep team or doesn’t make the level you want, you just have to keep going, it makes you mentally tough and in the end your work ethic will be that much stronger.” Mark McNaughton is an assistant coach with the Glacier Kings. One of the promises made to Tupper when he signed with the team at the beginning of the season was NCAA opportunities. McNaughton said that one phone call generated plenty of interest. “He will play NCAA hockey at either a division three or a division one level whichever one he wants, really, and see how far he wants to go.” McNaughton talked about what Nick brings to the team. “There’s been a number of times on the ice where he’s stepped up, whether it was taking physical action, or even just stepping up

ELIJAH LUND-CARLSON AND mom Joanne are joined by The Yeti at a recent Glacier Kings’ game. PHOTO BY ROBYN NICHOLSON his game and helping his defence partner, it’s a big part of being a leader on a team and it’s something that he not only wants to do, but he naturally drifts towards. I think something like that gift for Elijah isn’t something he even thought twice about. It’s just something that naturally just comes to him, it’s his character, and his desire to make everyone feel comfortable and feel good.” Head coach Bill Rotheisler has known Tupper for the majority of the young player’s hockey career. “He’s successful on a team because he puts his teammates before he

puts himself, and that’s all I’ve ever known from the kid.” Tupper’s willingness to help his team has seen the ‘A’ on the front of his jersey ugraded to a ‘C’. Rotheisler says leadership comes naturally to Nick. “There are certain things you look for to bring out in your leaders, he’s already got them.” So, back to the inspiration behind this story, what prompted Nick Tupper to hand over his game stick to Elijah? “Here I am

blessed with a fully capable body, a working body and it’s hard to see someone like

that, who didn’t get a fair shake in life. Anything you can do to brighten someone else’s day, it just makes you feel good about yourself and you know you made the kid’s night.” Upbringing seems to have a lot to do with the core to Tupper’s personality. “I’ve always been raised to be humble about everything. I’ve come from a good family, a good background; we’ve had to work for everything we’ve had. Both my parents have taught me, just be thankful for everyday. Be thankful for everything you have.” Robyn Nicholson is the public relations director of the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.

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SOCCER VANCOUVER ISLAND MEN Div. 3B Standings as of Jan. 13 Team W L T Pt Comox Valley 10 0 3 33 Hellas FC 9 2 3 30 Vantreights 9 1 3 30 Cordova Bay 7 1 4 25 Prospect Lake 6 5 3 21 Castaways 6 6 2 20 Penelakut United 5 8 0 15 Gorge FC 3 10 1 10 SFFC Originals 3 12 1 10 Victoria Athletics 1 14 0 3 Jan. 13 Comox Valley United 3 SFFC Originals 1 Jan. 26 Comox Valley United @ Castaways MID-ISLAND WOMEN Standings as of Jan. 13 Team W L D Outlaws 10 1 0 Oceanside 8 2 1 Nanaimo 7 3 2 Kickers 5 4 2 CVUSC Revolution 5 4 1 Port Alberni 4 4 1 Bandits 3 7 2 Wheatys 1 7 2

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CRIBBAGE NORTH ISLAND MEN Standings as of Jan. 9 Doubles Team W L T Comox Legion 9 0 0 C.R. Eagles 6 3 0 Elks 3 5 0 Comox Golf 3 6 4 888 Wing 1 8 0 Singles Team W L T Comox Legion 6 2 1 C.R. Eagles 4 3 2 Elks 3 2 3 888 Wing 3 4 2 Comox Golf 2 5 2

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Stamina was the overall winner at the recent Powell River Cup darts challenge. The locals started out on the 6:30 a.m. ferry from Little River. Six ladies and six men participated from the Valley. The cup would be presented to the town accumulating the highest average in points. The locals were well out numbered, and fell short of the points, Powell River held on to their trophy, out pointing the Comox Valley 59-36. The Valley play-

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headed into the bay at the north end of the lake. I followed the swan and soon realized I was being watched by one of the eagles who lay claim to first rights to many of the fish we catch in Spider Lake. I no longer considered myself to be the only presence on the lake. It is times like this that watching wildlife can take over from the business at hand – fishing. I poured a cup of hot tea, had a sandwich and let the boat drift in the presence of these two majestic wild creatures. The shadows started to lengthen as I moved away

from the presence of my wild companions and back into the main body of the lake. I was suddenly jolted into reality when the reel with the high density line was screaming as a large trout took out line. After a considerable time I experienced what we call a long distance release – jargon for “it got away.” Another unusual thing happened – under the concentrated stare of the eagle the swan followed me back into the main body of the lake. A day spent in the presence of wild creatures is both spiritually uplifting and soul enriching. As I loaded my boat I was aware of the confidence I expressed to Elaine when I left home because I said we would have fresh trout for supper. When I got out to Highway 19, I pulled over and phoned her to tell her we would be having leftovers for supper. To myself I noticed my hat got a little larger and I still have much to learn about this marvelous madness called fly fishing. But “my oh my” I had a wilderness high. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

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Munro, James 1930-2013 James was born in Brandon, Manitoba on April 5, 1930; he passed away on January 7, 2013 at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, Comox, BC. He is survived by his wife Judith Munro. A Memorial Service will be held for James on Monday January 21, 2013 at 1:30pm, Piercyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home, 440 England Ave, Courtenay, BC. Please join us in remembering James by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com

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FIELD, Peggy Jean Holbrook (Luck) John moved on to explore the other side. He died peacefully at home with his loving wife Anne and daughter Suzette by his side. John was predeceased by his father Reginald, mother Eileen, brother Robin, sisters Betty and Jean, and son Anthony. Left to remember him with love daughter-in-law Dorothy Taylor Ontario, Matt Kelling (Laurie) Ontario, Claire Smith (Howard) Ontario, and in-laws in Guernsey and England. John was born in Guernsey Channel Islands. As a young boy he was evacuated with his school to England at the start of World War II and returned to Guernsey in 1945. At sixteen John left home and worked his way around England before joining the Merchant Navy. He travelled around Asia and helped to ferry the troops to Korea during that conflict. He returned to Guernsey where he met and married the love of his life Anne. They emigrated to Canada in 1956 where their daughter Suzette was born in October 1956 and their son Anthony in March 1958. John worked several jobs before getting the one he wanted with the North York Fire Department. He was a Fire Fighter for thirty years before he retired in1989. John enjoyed life, camping, fishing, gardening, time with his family and a beer with the guys. He won awards for his flowers and produce in Fall Fairs and twice won 1st prize for his gardens in competitions in Ontario. After the family moved to the Comox Valley in 1993 John belonged to the Legion and was very active, helping run the darts, crib games, and meat draws. He also enjoyed a beer at the Whistle Stop Pub with friends and lunch at Donnas Park Cafe. John had a real zest for life and was loved by all. For every joy that passes Something beautiful remains. Thank you for the love and the memories. A Celebration of Life and a Legion Poppy Tribute will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 17 in Courtenay on Thursday January 24 at 2 pm. Refreshments provided by the Ladies Auxiliary after the service. Special thanks go to Dr. J Matous and the Nurses and Care Givers of VIHA for the support and tender loving care. There really are Angels among us.

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May 12,1916 - Jan.14, 2013 Peggy passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 96 years at St. Josephs Hospital, Comox, B.C. She is survived by her sons; Edward (Kathy), Barry (Janice) and stepson Greg (Laura), sister Hilda Colegrave, nieces; Beverley Holbrook and Tanya Wellenbrink, nephews; Bruce, Raymond and Tom, grandchildren; Leanne, Lonnie, Brent and Dana. Also 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and numerous good friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years Wilfred (Wilf) in1993, husband George in 2003, sister Rita Hayes, and nephews: Don and Stuart Hayes. Peggy was born in New Westminster, B.C. and spent her childhood years growing up on the family farm in Ladner, which she always fondly remembered. She met and married her first husband Wilf Luck in 1936, moving to Courtenay in 1940. Peggy and Wilf enjoyed many years of square dancing and round dancing with the Comox Valley Ocean Waves Square Dance Club, until his passing in 1993. She was also a member of the Kinette Club in the Comox Valley. Camping and fishing with her family in earlier years was always a special time for Peggy. She also loved animals and was always eager to give any she met a loving pat. Watching Baseball and Figure skating each season was another pleasure and she definitely had her favorites. Peggy was very social and always enjoyed playing cards and the company of friends. She also liked sewing, knitting and gardening and was an avid reader, always enjoying a good book, until failing eyesight made these interests difficult for her. In 1996, at the age of 80 yrs young, Peggy married George Field. She continued to enjoy another 7 years of square dancing and RV`ĂŹng with George until his passing in 2003. Her family would like to thank all the home support and homecare workers for their care and friendship that enabled Peggy to stay in her home as long as she did. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory may be made to Y.A.N.A., P.O. Box 3159, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 5N4 or The S.P.C.A 1668 Ryan Road East, Comox, B.C. V9M4C6 No service by request. Piercyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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OCT 17, 1915 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DEC 16, 2012 Helen passed away quietly at her home. An amazing woman, a role model to her family and friends, and a life well lived. Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., daughter of Bertram and Maryanne Stevenson (Cook), and younger sister of Douglas Coney Stevenson. After college, she married Richard Galpin and after World War II they moved to Detroit so Richard could complete his Pediatric training. A devoted mother, she raised four children; Kenneth, Peter, Lindley and Sheila. She was a graduate of UBC (Vancouver, British Columbia) in Social Work. After raising her family, she returned to graduate school and received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan). After divorce, she returned to B.C., had a full career as a medical social worker at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC and retired to Comox on Vancouver Island. A woman of incredible spirit, an avid traveller and sailor her adventures were legendary: solo-trekking the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan, sailing to the Queen Charlotte Islands, road trips to Mexico were but a very few of these. Her love of art and music and a compulsion for community service led her to found art centers, jazz festivals and kite festivals in the Detroit area as she raised her family. She is survived by her children; Peter, Lindley, and Sheila. Her grandchildren; Karen and Amy Wilmot, Thyra Carnes and Nedra Meredith, Akira and Mikiko Galpin. Her great-grandchildren; Walter, Ella, Daniel and Samuel. A devoted lover of animals she was companion to furry-feathered-family to her last days. A perpetual prize has been established in her name at UBC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at http://memorial.supporting.ubc.ca/helen-stevenson-galpin. As her family, we thank you. A Celebration of Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will take place in Comox on January 26th, please contact the family for further information (808-877-7710). Helen was an amazing influence on all who knew her. A calm, steady, strong, gentle hand on the helm. Omnia Vincit Assiduitas


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VETERINARY FRONT DESK Busy family oriented vet practice looking for enthusiastic hard workers to join our team. If you are high energy, love working with people and animals, you may be a match for us! If this sounds like a place for you, send your resume & phone number for a phone interview Monday between 11 AM until 1 PM. receptionad@shaw.ca

Early Childhood Educator 40 hours/week Fluent in French with experience working in preschool or daycare. Please fax resume to Kinnikinnik Child Care Centre 250-339-8083 Deadline: January 24, 2013 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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CITY OF COURTENAY TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

â&#x20AC;&#x153;SUMMER PROGRAM COORDINATORâ&#x20AC;? The City of Courtenay invites applications for the temporary position of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Program Coordinatorâ&#x20AC;? in the Recreation Division. This position is responsible for developing, planning and overseeing children and youth summer recreation programs including liaising with community groups and organizations regarding programming needs. Hires, coordinates and supervises summer program staff including program supervisors, and directly leads programs when required. This position is available for six months starting in March. For complete details about the application process, please go to our website at www.courtenay. ca and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Employment Opportunitiesâ&#x20AC;?.

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

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.

The CVRD is seeking a waterworks operator II to join out team. Applicants must have a valid water distribution level 2 certiďŹ cation. Complete position details and required qualiďŹ cations is available online at: www.comox valleyrd.ca/jobs Applications accepted until 3pm, January 24/13.

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STIFF? SORE? Stressed out? Relax and unwind with Nicole. Comox incalls 10a.m - 8p.m. 7 days/wk. Min. 1 hr. advance booking req. 250-339-4104. www.CVmassage.com

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FULL TIME position available for experienced Plumber, sewer drain cleaning experience an asset, must be able to work evenings & weekends, full beneďŹ ts. Email resume to: box817@hotmail.com

VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for CV THERAPEUTIC RIDING ORIENTATION JANUARY 18th, 10:30am Fall session starts on January 21 and help is needed in all classes. No experience is required, training is available in workshops or in class. Must be able to walk on uneven ground and enjoy good company. Please call 250-338-1968 or email cvtrs@telus.net for more info.

WORK WANTED MASTER PLUMBER 30 plus years. JACK OF ALL TRADES have Built/Reno both personal homes. Big or small jobs. Call Ken at 250-650-4838. TRAINED MARINE Diesel Mechanic for hire. Yenmar, Volvo, Penda, John Deer and Northern Lights Generators. Call 250-338-8060.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY 250-650-1333 SKILLED carpenter. Licensed & certiďŹ ed. Free estimates, Call Doug www.suncrestholdings.ca

103-1045 Cumberland Rd. Courtenay. 2 bdrm,1.5 ba. in quiet, well maintained building, ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor entrance, wood ďŹ&#x201A;oors. $126,500. 250-3381038/ 250-702-5598

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CERTIFIED CARPENTER. Kitchen, bathrooms, decks, ďŹ&#x201A;ooring. All your renovation needs. Emery, 250-218-0734.

ARENA CONCESSION for sale. Proven well established reputation with current owner of 12 yrs. Fully equipped with commercial appls., & safety equipment. New equipment 2012. Upgrades during summer 2012. Avail. to assist new owners. Contact Bob for more info 250-335-1950 or 2502958

Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668

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~ Meticulous ~ APARTMENT & HOUSE CLEANING $15/hour Helene Cell 702-2139 / 339-1751

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

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BCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Courtenay Service Centre has an opening for a Full or Part-time Level 1 Licensed Insurance Advisor. If selected, your primary focus would be selling new Insurance (Auto, Travel Medical and Personal Lines) and BCAA Memberships. At BCAA, we offer competitive compensation packages and excellent career advancement opportunities. Please apply to www.bcaa.com

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

OCEAN & MT. view house in Thasis 2100 sqft 3 bdrm, 2 bath, out buildings on dbl lot $168,000. Call 250-338-9742

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

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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QUALITY 55+ patio home at Village Green. Covered parking with storage, 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths, Kitchen/eating area. Private patio/ am sun. Large LR with dining area. New paint throughout, new HW ďŹ&#x201A;oors main areas. Immaculate. Immediate possession. $220,000 Call 250-338-8260 SINGLE MODULAR Home. Valley Vista Estates. 2 bedroom. 1 bath. 980 sq.ft 55 plus. $110,500 call 250-8971812 to view

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

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FUR COATS, size 13/14: Lovely white beaver $300. Russian mink & Hudson seal with mink collar, $150. each. Call Lee (250)337-8857.

COMOX LAND for sale. 11/2 acres, city water. $269,000. 250-339-0230

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 60â&#x20AC;? LECLERC 4 shaft Weaving loom incl lots of accessories $1000 obo. InďŹ niti Elliptical trainer $500 obo. 890-1218

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Aboriginal Education Advisor Campbell River Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualiďŹ cations and information on how to apply to posting #100483.

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Instructor, Health Care Assistant (Clinical) Port Alberni Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualiďŹ cations and information on how to apply to posting #100484.

CLOSING OUT SALE. Due to health reasons we have to close the store. Everything must go by Jan 30th. Over 250 ofďŹ ce chairs, 2 dr lateral ďŹ le cabinets,mobile pedestal 3 drawer pedestals, 1 lg. map cabinet, drafting tables, , etc. Open Mon to Saturday 10am5pm. Coopers Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Surplus 4767 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay 250-218-1665. Some items on line. www.cooperssurplus.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? VIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

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2009 WILDWOOD RLSS Winter Package, 34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; OAL. Showroom condition, 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; slider, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; new shed, fenced yard, removable 2â&#x20AC;? SM skirt sections, fully winterized at Shelter Bay RV Resort or relocate as required. Asking $24,000. Call 250-286-3343. DOWNTOWN COURTENAY, .11 acre, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appliances, electric forced air heat, fenced yard, great location, walking distance to amenities and bus stop. Asking $149,900, England & 18th Ave. Call (250)334-3960. 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.

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COURTENAY, BEAUTIFUL 2 bed/2 bath new Condo. close to downtown. 6 appls., storage. NS, Sm Pet OK. $1200/mo 250-857-0998. MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Apartments•Condos•Suites 305-111 Edgett Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls, $700/mth AVAIL. IMMED. 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 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 101-129 BACK ROAD 2 bed, 2 bath, 6 appls. $850/mth AVAIL. IMM 203-4700 ALDERWOOD 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P, 5 appls., AVAIL FEB 15 TRUMPETERS LANDING: 2 bdrm+ den, ground floor, 1 pet ok, $1050/mo. no lease req’d. 250-331-0332.

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

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576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS Comox 2 BDRM, rancher style duplex in quiet area. F/S, D/W,W/D, garage. Great place with large kitchen, bath & storage throughout home $1150 3 BDRM, rancher style upstairs duplex. 5 appls, laminate floors good area of Comox - $1200 COURTENAY 3 BDRM,rancher duplex on Urquhart. Large open concept with F/S, W/D and laminate floors. N/S, N/P $950/mth 2 BDRM unit on Back Road. Open living/dining room with F/S, D/W, W/D. Lots of storage. N/S, N/P $800/mth 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. PUNTLEDGE PARK. 3 bdrm. 2.5 bath. 3 appls. Fenced yrd. Avail. NOW. $1100. 338-1930

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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 finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed & Feb. 1 rents from $900/mth. ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, basic cable incl., N/S, No pets. Avail Immed. $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/mo WOODCOTE MEWS 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, n/s, small pet. neg. Avail. Immed. - $1,100/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, patio, new flooring res. pkg. N/S. cat ok. Avail. Immed. $725/mth MANOR PARK 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, F/P, laminate floors, partial views, n/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. immd- $1,050/mth last mth free with 1 year lease 2 LEVEL WEST CTNY DUPLEX, 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, 4 appls, carport, partially fenced yard, N/S, No pets, Avail Immd. - $1000/mth MAPLEWOOD MANOR, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, fridge & stove, coin laundry, patio, res. prg, N/S, No pets. Avail Immd. $600/mth KYOTO FRIENDLY BUILDING DOWNTOWN COURTENAY 2 bdrm, 2 bath apt. All Appliances + washer & dryer. Heated floors. Low utility bills. $1,200/mth ST. AUBINS COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immd.- $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$775/mth SUNRIDGE TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, & den, 2 bath, 5 appls, elect. F/P, carport, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb 1- $1,100/mth CORINTHIA ESTATES ground floor 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, gas F/P, patio, underground pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immd. $1,150/mth CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 2 bdrm, 1 bath duplex, 4 appls, fenced yrd., covered patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immd. $800/mth PUNTLEDGE PARK DUPLEX 2 bdrms, 2 bath, 5 appls., family rm., fenced yard, shed, N/S, No pets. Aval. Immd. $925/mth CLOSE TO CTNY AIRPARK lovely spacious 3 level 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath townhouse , 5 appls., garage, pet neg. w/ref. Avail Feb. 1 $1,100/mth COMOX DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath on cul-de-sac, 5 appls, carport, fenced yrd w/shed, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Feb 1 $1,100/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, storage, res. pkg, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Mar. 15 $650/mth FULLY FURNISHED condo at Trumpeter’s Landing, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, balcony, underground pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Mar. 1 - $1100/mth 2-BDRM TOWNHOUSE. 5 appls, patio, N/P or partiers. Lake Trail area, $800 mo. 250334-4724 or 250-650-4724.

TORRY PINES 1560 13th Street, Courtenay Attractive 2&3 bdrm townhouses have been completely renovated - enjoy new appliances, flooring & bathroom fittings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit. Call 250-334-9717 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.

HOMES FOR RENT Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 339B Nim Nim 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls $900/mth Avail. Immed. 7403 South Island Hwy. 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appl $1050/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. 2084 Embelton Cres. 3 bed, 2.5 bath, N/S 5 appls. $1300/mth AVAIL FEB.1 7735 TOZER ROAD 2 bed, 2 bath. N/S, N/P 2 Appliances $850/mth AVAIL FEB 1 1240 MAYFAIR RD 3 bed, 2 bath N/S 5 appls. $950/mth AVAIL FEB 1 2180A PIERCY AVE 2 bed, 2 bath N/P, N/S 5 Appls., $950/mth AVAIL FEB 1 7-1720 13TH ST. 2 bed, 1 bath N/S 4 appls., $725/mth AVAIL. FEB 1 1725A 15th St. 2 bed 1 bath N/S 5 Appls., $800/mth AVAIL FEB 1

BIG ROCK BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT – Campbell River1109 South Island Hwy Avail Jan 1, 2012. 2 bdrms, walk onto the beach waterfront home. Enjoy storm watching, beach fires and watching the cruise ships sail by. $1200/mo. Call (250)716-1764 References req’d 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 3-BDRM rancher, fenced backyard, close to parks/schools/hospital, 1 bath, F/S, W/D, 1100 sq.ft. Ref’s. $1125./mo. 250-338-9190. 2 BDRM in N.Courtenay Private setting. $900/mth N/S N/P. Avail Immd. 338-6490

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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.

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay Spacious 3 bedroom suite in a quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Walking distance to schools, bus stops, and downtown. Reasonable rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. No pets, two rental references and security deposit required. For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

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PACIFIC COURT 1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

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

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

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

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RUTHERFORD MANOR

1045 Cumberland Road

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 2 bedroom condos available close to downtown - 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

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ST. BRELADES

123 Back Road, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

Features 5 appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, blinds, gas fireplaces - 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.

FEATURES: Fridge/stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, wall-towall carpets, blinds. Children welcome. Quiet, well-maintained 2 and 3 bedroom condos. Ideal location. Walking distance to Superstore and North Island College.

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TOWNHOUSES TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay Attractive 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated – enjoy new appliances, flooring and bathroom fittings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit. Call 250-334-9717

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ocean pacific realty Property Management East Courtenay 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F&S, N/S, Pets Neg. $875/mo Available immediately. Comox 4 bdrm, 3 bath house. n/s, pets neg., $1,350/mo. Available Feb. 1st. Randy Devine 250-334-9900 APARTMENT/CONDO

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GLENSHEE 1800 Comox Ave.

TRANSPORTATION 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 Immd.- $1,200 COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm & den, 1 bath, F & S, carport, partially fenced, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb. 1$1,000/mth RANCHER STYLE DUPLEX 2 bdrm & den, 1 bath, 5 appls, fenced yrd, cul-desac, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb 1 - $850/mth CLOSE TO SUPERSTORE 3 bdrm, 2 bath duplex, 5appls, newly renovated, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail Feb. 1- $950/mth CRYSTAL SHORES 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 6 appls.,b/I vac, elect. F/P, garage, 55 yrs. & over, N/S, No pets. Avail Feb. 1$1300/mth



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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.

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

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

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

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave. ONE BEDROOM nicely renovated in a quiet, mature adult building in central Courtenay. Very spacious. Well maintained and managed. Elevator and Security entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

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

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CARS 1989 TOYOTA Camry. Auto. Grey. Power Sunroof. PW. Spare motor. 890-3231 offers 2000 CHEV Malibu in excellent condition, low mileage, fully loaded, A/C, CD and tape deck. Near new tires and battery, $3000. Please call (250)335-2992. 2004 Toyota Corolla. 4 - door auto. Fully Loaded. Good Condition. Low mileage 38,000. $5,900 OBO. Call 250-3342246 2006 Pontiac G6, 122,000 km. Loaded,except leather, service records, no decks. Moving must sell. $6300 obo.850-9860. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

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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

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

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2006 MALIBU Maxx, 240 hp 3.9 liter, V6, 4 speed automatic. Manual shift control, 73,000 km. One owner. Call 250-2873401. 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

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CONDOS / SUITES / APARTMENTS

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Only moments to the beach! Updated 2 bdrm condo features 1300+sqft living space & incl 5 appl, f/p, new flooring & patio area w/ocean & mountain views. Master w/full ensuite, & walkin closets for both bdrms. Ideally located near Hospital & all amenities. N/S; N/P. $950/month. Avail now

INDOOR CAT. . â&#x20AC;&#x153; Amberâ&#x20AC;? Female, 41/2 yrs old tortoise tabby. One of a kind..Very gentle, shy, well behaved. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lovely cat. Treat her well and get lots of love in return. will suit a stable,quiet home. Call 250-339-6181

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Lovely suite in new Cumberland subdivision features 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appl, beautiful kitchen cabinetry & other amazing finishings. Ideal for single person or couple. $650/month. Avail Jan 1

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Updated, 2nd floor condo features tile work & laminate flooring & has various fixture upgrades making this a remarkable suite. Incl. 2 appl w/on site coin-op laundry & on bus routes & near all amenities. N/S. Avail Feb 1. $700/month

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

CHERRYWOOD MANOR

Spacious, renovated 1 & 2 bdrm suites, located in secured entrance building, near schools & on bus routes. Master bdrms feature walk in closets, & suites have 2 appl & large decks. Coinop laundry. N/S. N/P. rent from $625/month, inc. FREE HEAT & HOT WATER. Avail now

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Exceptionally spacious 3 bdrm duplex features 4 appl, 1.5 baths, lots of windows & storage, & large, fenced back yard w/shed. Located near schools and shopping. N/S & N/P. $1100/month. Avail Feb 1

PLATEAU GARDENS

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

PINE PLACE TOWNHOMES

Spacious 2 bdrm townhomes offer main level living w/ bedrooms on 2nd floor. Features 1 bath, 4 appl, & patio area. Close to schools, recreation & shopping. Rents from $775/month. Immed & Feb 1 possession.

1995-FORD EXPLORER. 4x4 w/ X LT fully loaded. Excellent cond. Original owner. Approx. 250,000kms. $2495 O.B.O. 250-923-4924. 2000 TOYOTA SIENNA Van124,470 km, new tires/brakes/ ignition, good condition, years in dry parking. Asking, $4700. Call (250)331-4203.

ALDERGROVE TOWNHOMES

Townhome offers living down & sleeping up, w/recent upgrades, located near downtown Courtenay. 2 bdrms, 5 appl, semi-private patio area, & assigned parking. Near schools & shopping. N/S & N/P. $750/month.

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Near schools & recreation, this home is feline friendly (w/deposit), & offers lots of living space. Top level features eat in kitchen w/ access to deck, "formal" dining, living room, 3 bdrms & bath. Well lit basement incl rec room, laundry, 2nd bath, & plenty of storage. Alsoâ&#x20AC;Ś fully functional wood stove, outdoor cat run, wildlife friendly yard, & landscaping included. $1275/month. Long term lease opportunity! Avail Feb 1

KENTWOOD MOBILE Recently renovated 2 bedroom mobile is rural living, but minutes to Courtenay or Cumberland. Features 4 appliances, 1 bath, & small yard. Book a viewing! Cat will be considered w/deposit. $800/month. Avail now.

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2003 WIND STAR VAN. Automatic remote starter, Bruno lift. Comes with or without scooter. 147,400 km. Fully inspected. $8500. obo. (250)338-1961.

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

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

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

We Meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 4 pm www.cvuf.ca 250 Beach Drive, Comox (at Comox United Church)

250-890-9262

MENNONITE UNITED MENNONITE CHURCH (BLACK CREEK) A Christ centered faith community dedicated to the Worship of God and the promotion of peace and social justice in His name.

Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM 2277 Enns Road, Black Creek. Pastor Gordon Carter Office: 250.337.5341 Email: carter.gord@gmail.com

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

BAHÁ’Í FAITH

Community Church

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

250 BEACH AVENUE

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

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

Real Change

St. George’s

LUTHERAN

“The church with a heart in the heart of the city” SUNDAY SERVICE SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:30 am 10:30AM SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL Nursery-Grade 7

Becoming a People Prepared

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

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

Val 250-338-7727 (office)

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Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

2182 Comox Avenue, Comox “A place for you: John 14:2

250.334.9777 livinghope@shaw.ca www.livinghopeonline.ca

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

250-703-1652

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

Comox Community Baptist Church

1st Street & Penrith

Faith Family Friends

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

Sundays 10 am Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry 1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

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

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

250-334-4961

Minister: Peggy Jensen

@ 10:30 am

PRESBYTERIAN

10 am Sunday Worship

Independent - Fundamental 467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Service 10:30am Sunday, January 20 Guest Speaker: Rev. Wally Fry Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 Full Wheelchair e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca Access comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

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

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

250-338-8454

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

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Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program at 11 am

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

Guest Minister, Rev. Ted Hicks

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M. Everyone Welcome.

Everyone Welcome

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-400-7800

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 Morning Service 11am Evening Service 7pm Need healing from a wounded heart? Need to be free from guilt or shame? Want to be forgiven of all sin and have a clean slate on life? Come where you will feel welcomed and received, stop trying to handle your cares alone, let us help we care.

Pastor Rev. Peter Hudson Interim Pastor

Followed by a Potluck Lunch

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

1250 Anderton Road, Comox

250-339-0224

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We’ve Got Some Space For You!

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY 250-334-4716

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CONFESSION: Sat: 4 - 4:30 pm & before all masses Children’s Liturgy of the Word & Youth Group; September-May

Pastor: Father Marek Paczka, SDS www.ctkparish.ca Full Wheelchair Access

email: ctkparish@shaw.ca

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St. Peter

9:15 am Contemporary Service

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

11:00 am Traditional Service Nursery Care & Jr. Church @ 9:15 am

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck 2963 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay (across from Arden Elementary) 250-334-3432 www.courtenaybaptist.com

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

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

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

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

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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. â&#x20AC; 0% Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Sonata GL Auto/Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%for 24/48/24 months. Bi-weekly payment is $297/$213/$522. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,565/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Sonata GL Auto for $22,064 (includes $3,500 price adjustment) at 0% per annum equals $213 bi-weekly for 48 months for a total obligation of $22,064. Cash price is $22,064. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,565. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. *Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Sonata GL Auto/Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 2.98%/2.29%/2.98% for 84 months. Bi-weekly payment is $95/$132/$166. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $1,687/$1,837/$2,960. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,565/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Sonata GL Auto for $22,064 (includes $3,500 price adjustment) at 2.29% per annum equals $132 bi-weekly for 84 months for a total obligation of $23,901. Cash price is $22,064. Cost of Borrowing is $1,837. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,565. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Ę&#x2C6;Fuel consumption for 2013 Elantra Sedan L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Sonata GL Auto (HWY 5.6L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer Testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. â&#x20AC; Ę&#x2022;Friends & Family prices for models shown (includes $2,000/$3,225/$1,250 in price adjustments): 2013 Elantra Limited/Sonata Limited/Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD is $22,694/$27,339/$39,009. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495/$1,565/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Ę&#x2022;Friends & Family Selling Prices are calculated against the starting price less all factory to dealer price adjustments (including Friends & Family price adjustments). Friends & Family Selling Prices include Delivery and Destination. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. â&#x20AC;ĄFactory to dealer price adjustments (including Friends & Family price adjustments) are calculated against the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting price. Factory to Dealer Price adjustments of $2,000/$3,500/$1,150 available on 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Sonata GL Auto/Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto. Factory to dealer price adjustments are applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. â&#x20AC; *Ę&#x2022;â&#x20AC;ĄOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. â&#x2014;&#x160;Based on Natural Resource Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 ecoEnergy award for most fuel efficient full-size car. â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; Hyundaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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Comox Valley Record, January 18, 2013