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Some people pinch their pennies; others spend them. Bill Ransom prefers to donate the single-cent coins, which the federal government started to phase out from Canada’s coinage system on Monday. “All we’ve been doing is rounding up and down today, and then we’ll probably just donate down the road,” said Ransom, owner of the Wandering Moose Cafe in Cumberland, also vice-president at the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce. “We donated a bunch already last year to the museum.” Government is phasing out the penny due to rising costs of production relative to the coin’s face value. The Department of Finance website also notes the increased accumulation of pennies in households, environmental considerations, and handling costs on retailers, banks and the economy. “It doesn’t bother me that they’ve taken the penny away,” Ransom said. “It costs the country more money to make than it is to have it.” Eliminating pennies is expected to save taxpayers $11 million per year. Nevertheless, one unnamed Valley retailer feels the coin still has a place in the world, suggesting charities that rely on donations of pennies might suffer. “This has been a long time coming,” Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce president/CEO Dianne Hawkins said. “There will be some adjustments...Anything using debit/credit will not be rounded, because they can be settled electronically to the exact amount.”

Kevin Reimer of École Puntledge Park Elementary in Courtenay is one of four people in B.C. among this year’s Canada’s Outstanding Principals announced Monday by The Learning Partnership. The four B.C. principals will join the prestigious group of 51 educators at an awards presentation and gala in Toronto later this month. Known for coaching and encouraging students to give their best, Reimer is also committed to building staff expertise, The Learning Partnership said in press release. He obtained a grant to provide hardware, software and, most importantly, meaningful professional development for teachers. When he arrived at his previous school, Arden Public School, he found it ranked 896 out of 952 in the province. Reimer implemented an improvement plan focused on improving literacy, numeracy and social development skills, teachers and students negotiated ... see REIMER ■ 2

EDIBLE ISLAND HOME Foods Market cashiers Liena Braconnier (left) and Sunshine Bradley PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD hold pennies, which government started to phase out Monday. The change will affect only cash, not electronic or cheque transactions. Businesses are encouraged to round cash transactions up or down to the nearest five-cent increment. For instance, sales of $1.01 or $1.02 will be rounded down to $1 while $1.03 or $1.04 will be rounded up to $1.05. It remains up to businesses whether or not to continue using pennies, which will be legal tender indefinitely. “Yesterday was business as

usual,” Jenny Deters, owner of Rattan Plus Home & Patio in Courtenay, said Tuesday. “Most people knew it was happening. I didn’t see any real reactions from the customers yesterday... It’s not going to affect us very much.” While most prefer plastic, Deters figures about five per cent of her customers use cash. Ransom, on the other hand, sees about a 50/50 split among café patrons who choose cash over debit or credit.

“If somebody comes in and wants to use pennies, they’re going to have to give me five because I’m rounding up, or I’m rounding down,” he said. “It will be interesting down the road if they (government) decide they want to take away the nickel or the dime — a whole different ball game.” For more information visit www.fin.gc.ca/1cent/faq2-eng. asp, or call 1-800-622-6232. TTY: 1-800-926-9105. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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and community; a personal story illustrating successful change and innovation that resulted in improved student achievement; and letters of support. The 51 exceptional educators represent every province and territory. They will receive their award at a gala dinner event and awards ceremony Feb. 26 in Toronto. Between Feb. 24 and 28, Canada’s Outstanding Principals will also participate in an executive leadership training program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. There, they will discuss management issues with other leaders from the educational and business sectors. For more information, visit www.thelearningpartnership. ca. — The Learning Partnership

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tions. According to Courtenay’s proposed 2013 to 2017 City of Courtenay staff financial plan for water and will draft bylaws to increase sewer, over $2.5 million will water user fees by 10 per be spent on capital projects cent and sewer user fees by relating to water, and over $2.7 million will be spent 20 per cent for 2013. Council unanimously on sewer projects. Funds approved the staff recom- come from user fees, as well mendation Monday, which as City reserves, governwould see the annual water ment grants and developuser fee for a single-family ment cost charges, among dwelling increase by $31 other sources. The proposed financial and the sewer user fee increase by $33, accord- plan also projects six-percent increases ing to a staff to the water report. The user fees in water frontThis is tough 2014 and age tax would 2015, and a also increase to do to raise these four-per-cent from $1.09 per user fees for both increase in taxable foot to sewer and water followed $1.14 per taxbut they’re absolute- 2016 by a three-perable foot. cent increase “This is ly essential. tough to do Jon Ambler in 2017. For a single-family to raise these dwelling that user fees for both sewer and water means a jump from $312 in but they’re absolutely 2012 to $413 in 2017. Sewer user fees are proessential,” said Coun. Jon Ambler, who is a Courtenay jected to rise by 15 per cent director on the Comox Val- each year from 2014 to 2016 ley Regional District Board. with a further 12-per-cent “There’s a great gasp factor increase in 2017. User fees for a singleand, you know, it’ll be in the newspapers, a 20-per-cent family dwelling were $162 increase, you know, we can in 2012 and the increases all clutch our chests, OK, would mean a jump to $332 that’s $3 a month, is what by 2017. Manthey noted CVRD that increase actually is, the actual money that it staff will present a detailed is, and yet there’s nothing plan of the capital works more important to the com- projects planned for the region at the Courtenay munity.” According to Tillie Man- council meeting on Feb. 18, they, Courtenay director of and there is information on financial services, six per the projects on the CVRD cent of the water user fee website at www.comoxvalincrease stems from region- leyrd.ca. Coun. Starr Winchester, al cost increases, while four per cent of the increase will who also sits on the regional district board, summed fund the City’s operations. She also noted 15 per up how she feels about the cent of the sewer user fee situation: “This is going to increase will help pay for be a tough two or three infrastructure improve- years ahead of us, but we ments at the regional level, have to do it, and that’s all while five per cent will go there is to it.” writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com toward the City’s opera-

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Preparation of the land slated for the Comox Valley hospital is expected to begin early this month with land clearing shortly after. “Work will actually start in early February with the intent that we will be looking at the removal of the trees in that area the last week in February or possibly the first week in March,” said Tom Sparrow, chief project officer for the North Island Hospitals Project, as he hosted a community information session last week. The 13.37 acres at Lerwick and Ryan roads will be used to build a $334-million, 29,000-square-metre, 153-bed hospital, estimated to be complete in 2017. Nearly 830 trees will be removed from the site, with almost 50 retained. About 720 new trees, including Douglas fir, western red cedar, pine and dogwood, will be planted, mostly in

a buffer area between the site and North Island College, according to media spokesperson Dan MacLennan. He added more trees will likely be planted in a buffer between the site and Queneesh Elementary School, but how that buffer will look is still being decided. Sparrow noted Queneesh parents made it clear they

site), but they had to come down in the end. Sparrow acknowledged it’s possible those 50 trees to be retained could have to come down, too. “When you start removing the forest the potential for blowdown is quite significant,” he said. “So they (arborists) have identified some areas where they’re hoping to retain those

So they have identified some areas where ❝ they’re hoping to retain those trees, but quite frankly, if for some season there’s any health and safety issues around that then we’ll actually have to remove those trees as well.

Tom Sparrow want a large concrete buffer between the elementary school and the hospital site. “We were certainly told by a number of parents that they wanted one of those large fences that you see that’s along the highway,” said Sparrow. A couple of information session attendees voiced concerns around the loss of trees, with one man pointing out trees were going to be retained at the Crown Isle Shopping Centre site, (kitty corner to the hospital

trees, but quite frankly, if for some reason there’s any health and safety issues around that then we’ll actually have to remove those trees as well.” Meanwhile, Sparrow said a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued in March to the three consortiums (a group of companies) chosen during the request for qualifications phase of the project. Those consortiums are: Arbutus Healthcare Partners, Plenary Health and Tandem

Health Partners. He estimated the consortium will be chosen by October, and construction will start by March 2014. Sparrow noted land clearing is scheduled about one year before construction is set to start so that trees and bushes planted in the area have time to establish themselves before construction. Completion is expected in March 2017, but Sparrow pointed out the movein date likely won’t be until fall of that year because staff will need to be trained in the new facility first — which will have about $80 million worth of new equipment in it. The new hospital will have an emphasis on single rooms with private bathrooms. The facility will be built to LEED Gold specifications. The Vancouver Island Health Authority plans to host more community engagement sessions later this year or early next year during the detailed design phase of the project. For more information on the project, visit the North Island Hospitals Project page of www.viha.ca. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Bronco Moncrief has stroke edly he says, ‘Don’t forget,’” Smith said. The family thanks everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers. A special thanks goes to St. Joseph’s General Hospital staff for their care and hard work.

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CAO SANDY GRAY receives a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the municipal profession and to the Vancouver Island communities where he has worked for 38 years. He will retire at the end of March. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

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Sales and prices lower for homes Average home sale prices in the Comox Valley dipped four per cent to $330,947 in January compared to the same month a year earlier. Comox Valley sales were down 18 per cent from January 2012. Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sales summary data for January released by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) shows housing sales activity across Vancouver Island was down 14 per cent compared to last year, while average sale prices dipped four per cent. The average price of a single family home sold within the VIREB

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MAKING A SNAKE Martin, 5, and his mom make Chinese paper lanterns at the Courtenay and District Museum Saturday afternoon as part of a workshop in preparation for Chinese New Year. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Lunar celebration Thursday In Canada, many people celebrate New Year twice. In the Comox Valley, multiple celebrations of the Lunar year are happening to welcome in the Year of the Snake. Each Lunar New Year is celebrated in accordance to the moon, meaning this year’s date is on Feb. 10. On Feb. 7, the Immigrant Welcome Centre of the Comox Valley is celebrating the Lunar New Year. Celebrations will start at 5:30 p.m. with blessings from Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Yongdong.

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or e-mail Nina.Poljak@ ImmigrantWelcome.ca. — Immigrant Welcome Centre

The Seniors’ Town Hall on Jan. 30 was a huge success. Over 250 people came to the Florence Filberg Centre in the afternoon to hear Gloria Levi and Marcy Cohen speak on the need for integrated communitybased health care. “The rapid rise in health-care costs are due to many factors: an increase in longevity, advances in medical research, and the lack of a vision regarding the quality of care,” Levi said. “We need to reset our priorities and reallocate scarce resources in order to provide community based health care.” She mentioned how many other countries such as Denmark are being innovative and progressive. Cohen added that, “With the upcoming provincial election in May, now is the time for seniors and the community to speak up about what we want.” Levi gave a historical perspective about home support and how services have been reduced over the past 20 years. “Integrated comprehensive services to elders in their homes are crucial,” she

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YANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Anita Brassard accepts a $1,000 cheque from Michael Crumpler. From left are Crumpler’s son Owen and wife Corrina and Jamie Wade, a Christian Labour Association of Canada representative.

Cheque helps YANA to operate YANA (You Are Not Alone) received a $1,000 donation from the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program. YANA was nominated by Michael Crumpler, who is a member of Construction and Allied Workers’ Union, Local 68, affiliated with CLAC. Michael is employed by Pyramid Corporation. YANA provides four furnished apartments for families of patients being treated at BC Children’s Hospital. The apartments are within walking distance of the hospital. The charity provides funding and support for travel costs for all necessary out-of-town medical treatments. It helps families within the Comox Valley stay together while caring for their sick children out of town. “The success of YANA has helped over 1,000 families in our community,” says Corrina, Michael’s wife. “The closest children’s hospital is an hourand-a-half drive with a two-hour ferry ride,

and with Vancouver being one of the most expensive places to live, the burden of caring for a sick child is tremendous while having to stay there. “We came to know YANA on Feb. 14, 2008

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when our oldest son, Owen, was born at 25 weeks, three-and-ahalf months prematurely, and weighed just over two pounds. Owen and his father were airlifted from our local hospital immediately to BC Children’s Hospital. “Owen was on and off breathing tubes for 100 plus days where he continued to grow and develop his lungs. YANA was with us every step of the way, providing us an apartment to live in, financial and continuous emotional support. “At 10 weeks old when we were getting

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young boy. Because YANA supports us with Owen’s ongoing treatments, Owen will be able to keep learning and develop into an outstanding young man. “Thank you YANA for keeping our family together when we needed it the most, and thank you CLAC for letting us be the proud recipients of this donation to such a wonderful organization.” CLAC is an independent Canadian labour union representing over 55,000 workers in a wide range of sectors — construction, health care, retail, service, transportation, manufacturing, and others. Based on principles that promote the values of respect, dignity, fairness, and integrity, CLAC’s approach to labour relations stresses membership advocacy, cooperation, and the long-term interests of the workplace community. — You Are Not Alone

Cupid is hunting down chocolate and dance lovers in Black Creek. On Feb. 15, the Black Creek Community Association (BCCA) will hold a Chocolate Fondue and Valentine’s Dance. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the community centre. Decadent chocolate will flow from a fountain, and fruit and baked goods will be available for dipping starting at 8. Dancing starts at 9 with music by Top Quality DJ Services. Requests can be made throughout the whole evening. The dance ends at 1 a.m. The Black Creek Lions will have a cash bar. They are also providing designated driv-

ers so people in the community can come and have a fun evening, and not worry about driving home. No minors will be allowed. Tickets are available now at the BCCA office or by calling 250-3375190. They are two for $40 or $25 each, and will be available in advance.

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Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the new year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Each Chinese new year, which is known as Spring Festival in China, is represented by 1 of 12 creatures.

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According to ancient legends, Lunar New Year started with a fight against a cruel and ferocious beast called the Nian who would come on the first day of New Year to devour livestock, crops and villagers. However, it was discovered that the Nian feared the color red, the light of fire, and loud noise so to protect themselves villagers pasted red-paper couplets on doors, lit torches and set off firecrackers throughout the night. Villagers would also put food offerings in front of their doors. Early the next morning, if the Village was successful in keeping Nian away for another year, triumph and renewal filled the air. The traditional greeting heard in the streets was ‘gong xi’, or “congratulations.” China rings in the Lunar New Year in a big way. The festivities begin on the first new moon of the new year and last for 15 days. It’s a time for renewal, family gather-

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THE RALPH BARRAT Group is (left to right) James Lithgow, Len Wilkie, Barrat and Jim Chew. The quartet performs Thursday at the Elks in downtown Courtenay.

Barrat leading foursome in Thursday jazz concert Georgia Straight Jazz Society selling tickets for Jen Hodge All Stars Wow! Another great jazz quartet as we continue our ongoing series. From snappy Sinatra swingers and slow, smoky Mark Murphy ballads to Beatlejazz and toe-tapping Glen Miller dance favourites, this appearance of the Ralph Barrat Group at the Elks’ promises a variety of exciting

jazz music. Ralph’s vocal renditions of some great standards is accompanied by his own bluesy, and to-the-point kind of keyboard playing which, on his state-ofthe-art instrument, is most often a grand piano patch, but could be a Hammond B3 sound on an Ellington classic, or a Fender Rhodes-infused Popsicle Toes. Jim Chew has been playing all styles of guitar for over 35 years and before moving to Campbell River, he was playing and teaching in the jazz program at Mount Royal College in Calgary. Incred-

ibly inventive, his rhythm and solos are the perfect complement to Ralph’s singing. James Lithgow on acoustic bass has heard jazz since he was born, as his father was a fan of Louis Armstrong and would turn the old cabinet stereo up loud to listen to Pops and Duke Ellington. The music infected James, and became his favourite listening pleasure despite growing up during the Beatles and the rock revolution. Keep the music moving and the people dancing, is the idea at the root of James’ bass playing.

Len Wilkie learned his trade with big band and small jazz groups in Europe. On returning to Canada he was the drummer with the Commodores big band and drummer/vocalist with the Dixie Stompers/Desperation Jazz Band for 22 years. Len’s played with many other groups and currently fronts his own band The Lensmen right here in the Comox Valley. ••• Tickets are still available for The Jen Hodge All Stars’ Concert on Feb. 10 and will be on sale at regular prices for members and

Forbidden Jazz Trio at Zocalo Forbidden Jazz Trio returns to Zocalo Café for an evening performance this Friday. Comprised of Ralph Barrat on keyboard and vocals, Jim Chew on guitar and Grahame Edwards on bass, they strive to reach audiences of all ages by performing a wide variety of timeless jazz standards. Over the past 35 years, Jim has explored all areas of music — from trios to show bands, both live and in the studio. During his teens, Jim was inspired by Django Reinhardt, and went on to study classical guitar for three years. He eventually discovered a passion for jazz, which led him on a path of playing and teaching in the jazz program at Mount Royal College in Calgary. When he wasn’t immersing himself in jazz, he supplemented his income as a commercial freelance musician. This experience left him with a broad base of influences which

non-members. They will also be available at Bop City and Red Carpet during the next few days – but don’t leave it too late! Jen’s a popular act, and her appearances on her local turf are something of a rarity. Also, watch this space next week for details on our fundraising special evening on Valentine’s Night. For more information about the Georgia Straight Jazz Society and its forthcoming events, visit www.georgiastraightjazz or see us on Facebook. — Georgia Straight Jazz Society

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THE FORBIDDEN JAZZ Trio is back at the Zocalo Café this Friday with Ralph Barrat replacing Jake Masri for this gig. he now applies directly to his playing style. Jim resides in Campbell River and frequently performs with a wide variety of local talented musicians, including keyboard master and vocalist Barrat. Ralph replaces Jake Masri for this week’s performance. Equally proficient as a jazz singer and keyboard player, Ralph’s mentors include Harry Connick Jr., Nat King Cole and Mose Allison. His voice is warm and resonant, with the timbre of a Bobby Darin or Sinatra, and for many years has earned Ralph praise as one of the Valley’s hardestworking musicians. His resume is impressive

and includes appearances with the Georgia Straight Big Band, Jazztet, Deja Blue, Sax and Violins, RNR Trio, Ralph Barrat Group, as well as countless solo performances for every occasion. Talented multi-instrumentalist Grahame Edwards studied music at the University of British Columbia and holds a Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Calgary. Aside from both acoustic and electric bass, Grahame also plays percussion and trumpet. He has appeared with countless local ensembles and productions in every genre from choral to musical theatre, big band jazz to classical. His first musical love, how-

ever, lies with improvised music and he enjoys playing and composing his own jazz tunes. In addition to performing, Grahame has taught privately and in the Campbell River School District, and enjoys sharing his music by conducting workshops and clinics. Over the years, he has studied with many respected jazz musicians including Don Clarke, Phil Nimmons, Chris Nelson, and Paul Horn. Music commences Friday at 7:30 p.m. and admission is by donation. For more information, phone 250-331-0933, visit www. zocalocafe.ca or drop by the corner of Fifth Street and Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. — Forbidden Jazz Trio

You’re invited to join 13 innovative and talented artists living in the Comox Valley for the Muir Gallery’s second show, Collectively Independent. This show is a collaborative product of budding, contemporary works of art brought to you by an assortment of North Island College’s Fine Art students. The opening show of Collectively Independent with the participating artists, will take place this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will continue to run until Feb. 24 during the Muir’s regular hours. Curated by Mary Deveau and Adri Pretorius, the show will exhibit both wall art and sculptural works by artists Sheron Jutila, Trish Smith, Taryn Goodwin, Denise Lawson, Kaylene Johnstone, Grant Cameron, Cody Goodridge, Fiona Thomson, Chelsea Brennan, Mariya Vancheva, Kelly Davidson, Mimi St. Pierre, Lia Sommer and Tevin Fyfe. Regular hours for the Muir Gallery located on 440 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay are Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Muir Gallery


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G-Kings, Generals split unusual weekend series Earle Couper Record Staff

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings would have been quite happy if Feb. 2 played out for them the same way it did for Phil Connors in the movie Groundhog Day. Alas, it would not be deja vu all over again for the Icemen as they split a pair of Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League games with the Oceanside Generals last week. After blanking Oceanside 6-0 on Feb. 1, the Yetis were in turn shut out Feb. 2 as the Generals celebrated the real Groundhog Day with a 5-0 win. The results left the thirdplace Generals four points back of the second-place Glacier Kings in the North Division; both teams have four regular season games remaining. Friday night in Courtenay, Bryce DiRocco kicked out 27 shots to earn firststar honours as the Glacier Kings led 2-0 after one period and 3-0 after two. Kiefer Giroux made 40 saves in taking the loss. In the first period, Jordan Crisp and Nicholas Tupper (on the power play) gave

EXCHANGING UNPLEASANTRIES ON the ice, Sasha Hahn of the Glacier Kings got the best of Oceanside’s Taylor Gray in this Friday night skirmish. PHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY the Icemen all the goals they would need. Brandon Halls added a

power-player marker in the second. Sheldon Brett netted two in the third to go

along with one by Rylan Ball. The skate was definitely

on the other foot for Saturday night’s rematch in Parksville as Giroux was

flawless between the pipes and earned first star for backstopping the Generals to a 5-0 victory. DiRocco took the loss. Oceanside out-shot Comox Valley 31-28 and held period leads of 2-0 and 4-0. Taylor Gray and Michael Fretz both had one goal and two assists to pace the Parksville attack. The Glacier Kings have two games this weekend. They visit the Saanich Braves Friday, Feb. 8 then host the Campbell River Storm on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Yetis wrap up the regular season the following weekend. On. Feb. 15 they take on the Storm in Campbell River, then on Feb. 16 they host the Nanaimo Buccaneers. The VIJHL’s inaugural wild card game will be held Feb. 17, with the lowest seed from each division meeting to see who will be the fourth seed in the North Division playoffs. Campbell River will meet the Kerry Park Islanders in an afternoon game at Bear Mountain Arena. The game will be followed by the league’s annual awards presentation. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Schmidt rink wins A event at Hangover bonspiel The Comox Valley Curling Club was a busy place again this past weekend as the host of the Eric Chayco Memorial Hangover Bonspiel. Of the 32 men’s teams entered, 11 made the road trip to participate in this annual event, joining us from Vancouver, Victoria and Campbell River, a very special group indeed. “You have to appreciate the fact that some of these curlers have travelled here for this bonspiel for over 20 consecutive years,” an event spokesperson noted. “What remains true is, it is not always about a trip to the prize table.” It is all about guys like Stu Thomson who, in 2002, picked an ugly hunter orange parka from the prize table, and wears it only on the Saturday night draw when he could be eliminated. Complete with manufacturer tags, the one year he could not make it he loaned it to someone else to carry on the tradition. Priceless!

There is also the Spirit of the ’Spiel award for the curler that most represented the true spirit of the hangover bonspiel. Al Orton of Esquimalt, curling with Bruce Joanisse, was the recipient after a well-thought out decision by the bonspiel committee. It seems Al had an unfortunate slip and fall on the ice, and suffering minor injury continued on into the evening serenading table to table. Entertainment? You bet! But it is a bonspiel and Sunday was crunch time for the remaining teams in each of the four events. The “On the Level” “A” event final was captured by local Ron Schmidt with teammates Jim Bostock, Ross Thomson and Buck Briggs. Ironically they were a last minute, “save our draw” entry that had only an hour to get a squad together and show to play on Friday afternoon. It was a bone crushing game for The Joint (see

THE A EVENT WINNERS (left to right) were Buck Briggs, Ross Thomson, Jim Bostock and Ron Schmidt, seen with sponsor Rick Cowles of On the Level. below) as they put on quite a show to defeat the Mike Imrie team in the semifinal but had nothing in the tank for the final. Schmidt scored consecutive steals in ends three, four, five and six to seal the deal. We welcome “Engrave it” as our B event sponsor. Harvey Jenkins with Randy Baert, John Davies and Gerry Stevenson were

able to oust local Hangover member John Brown in the final game. Vancouver’s Wright rink claimed third while Royal City’s Gord Buick made his first walk to the prize table in 20 years at fourth. “The Joint Physiotherapy and Sport Injury Center” C event also came down to a local battle. Dave Pacholuk, George Warren, Mark

Pearce and Tom Shaw were able to overcome Hangover League favourite Rick Cowles of On the Level after eight ends. The Trevor Shoesmith and Randy Wiwchar rinks, both local, finished third and fourth, respectively. It took a team of five for a local Hangover team skipped by Jack Holden to receive the D event “Barry Edgett

Memorial” hardware. With Vern Reimer, Bob Burns, Gary Coleman and Ernie Kassian, the Holden rink held up through the back-toback games to defeat Victoria’s Ron Bilodeau foursome in the final. Rob Dale of the Hangover League took third and Bruce Johnston fourth. The Sunday Morning Men’s Hangover league thanks all those who gave a helping hand throughout the weekend – too numerous to mention but be assured your help was greatly appreciated. “Our own Comox Valley Caterers put on a fabulous banquet, prime rib at its best, thank you Mark, Becky and staff,” the spokesperson said. “To the staff of the CVCC we thank you for all your hard work and diligence to aid in the success of this weekend. We also recognize Visual Sound Store and Sleemans Breweries for their help.” – Comox Valley Curling Club


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Double the fun at wrestling show Will strategy overcome treachery on the Feb. 16 Slams for Sebastion fundraising wrestling card in Courtenay? Sgt. Kaos and Barry Goode – the two hometown favourites on the card – are hoping so. They are joining forces to take on Gorgeous Michelle Starr and Disco Fury in what promises to be a knock’em-down, drag-’em-out tag team match. Kaos (aka Keith Spinks, who is organizing the card) was originally scheduled to meet Starr in what was to be Sarge’s final bow due to multiple knee injuries. Meanwhile, Goode (aka Barry Welsh) was preparing to face Fury in his second bout since coming out of retirement recently. The locals were determined to make

their matches “The student becomes the teacher” affairs, as Starr and Fury mentored Kaos and Goode, respectively, when they got their start in the sport. But things have changed. “Starr and Disco have been bragging that they are going to take Barry and I out in our singles matches, send Barry back into retirement and make sure I never even think about coming out of retirement in the future,” Kaos told the Record this week “Apparently they think since they brought us into the wrestling business, it’s their god-given right to do whatever they want to take us out of it. Since they are known for interfering in each others matches and cheating to help each other win, Barry and I decided to join forc-

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Wrestling fans can meet the Comox Crusaders this weekend at the Driftwood Mall. Barry Goode and Sgt. Kaos are scheduled to be at the mall signing autographs and selling tickets Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. The two Comox Valley wrestlers are preparing for their main event tag team match against Greatness on Demand (Gorgeous Michelle Starr and Disco Fury) on the Feb. 16 fundraiser at the Comox Band Hall. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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on Demand) in a tag match rather than have to wrestle with

Youth triathlon club forming There will be a regis- cific skills and fitness. In addition to this tration and information opportunity this Thurs- new venture of a youth day at the Aquatic Cen- club, Magor and local tre foyer to learn more Ironman athlete and about the new Comox coach Audrey ErlandValley Youth Triathlon son will also be offerClub starting up this ing the same six-week spring. The registra- clinic in April and May, leadtion will ing up to run from THURSDAY this year’s 5-7 p.m. on edition of Feb. 7. Coach Lynda Magor the Shoreline Orthorand other Comox Val- dontics Tri-K race, to ley Triathlon Club help those newer to the members will be on sport gain some tips hand to inform athletes and assistance in what and parents of the new to expect for their first youth club they are race. Those considerhoping to get going on the heels of a smaller ing either option (the six-week clinic which four-month club or the was put on by the club clinic) are welcome to last year in prepara- attend the registration tion for the Shoreline on Thursday evening to Orthodontics Comox meet coach Magor and Valley Tri-K at the end gain more information on these options for of May. The youth club will youth who may be lookrun from March until ing for a summer sport June, helping athletes to complement their ages 12-18 prepare for other sport options or several youth triath- simply want to try this lons on the racing cir- multi-discipline sport cuit both on the Island which is selling out and the Mainland. The races of all distances group will meet Tues- across North America. – Comox Valley days and Thursdays to Triathlon Club work on triathlon spe-

Field hockey sign-up on tap on Thursday The Comox Valley Field Hockey League is holding their spring registration, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Mark Isfeld Secondary School in room 300. Those interested can e-mail cvfhl@hotmail. com. – Comox Valley Field Hockey League

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eyes in the back of our heads,” said Kaos, adding he and Goode will enter the ring as the Comox Crusaders. “Instead of two matches where it’d basically be two against one, it’ll be one match, two versus two. The tag match that was already on the card is now two singles matches,” Kaos explained. 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. All the wrestlers are donating their matches and all proceeds will be going to Sebastian’s parents, Amanda Davis and Tyler Cobban, to help with his medical costs. Tickets are on sale at JetFM radio or by phoning Keith 250203-6476, Barry 250703-1214 or Andrew 250-702-4492. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Tassimo

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Family!

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40-83gr

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Tropicana

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Quaker

Harvest Crunch Cereal 645-800gr

99

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Ice Cream

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Medium, 708gr

375-455gr

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Cookies

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Canadian Roast Ground Coffee

Life or Corn Bran Squares Cereal

Peanut Butter

99

600gr

Hills Bros

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225-500gr

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Family!

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Syrup

Family!

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Rejoice for this is the day the Lord has made Luke 10:20 “Rejoice because (her) name is written in heaven� Jessie Mary Olive Hawkes ( Robson) born in Nanton, Alberta July 23, 1914 went to be with her Saviour Jesus Feb. 1, 2013 at home with her close family beside her in Comox, B.C. Olive, daughter of Thomas Robson and Jessie Coutts both of Southwick, Scotland. She followed this pioneering spirit through school in Vulcan, Alberta and a Comptometer operator for Piggly Wiggy where she met and married her boss, Rowland Parker Hill Hawkes (Pre-decease 1999). Through years as a solid contributor and pillar of the church the long married couple minstered in rural Alberta where she was known for active participation in a close community. She leaves behind her daughter Nattanya Bikhaven, grandchildren John & (Viola) Stewart Jody & (Dean) Quiring, and great grandchildren (Stephen, Jacinta, Alysha, and Jesse). Her larger than life spirit lives on as the joyful, positive, Nana who loved to rejoice through music. Many Thanks go to VIHA angels, Ken and staff of Stevenson’s Place, where her years were filled with friends and family. A Memorial will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church 218 Church St., 10:00 a.m. Friday February 8. Potluck Celebration Of Life to follow

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September 19, 1937 ~ January 24, 2013 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Harvey in his home at the age of 75. He is predeceased by his parents Rex and Mae Field. He is survived by his loving family, wife Zoe, of 53 years, daughter Laura Mae Sehn (Clayton) son Gary, grandchildren Travis Sehn, Jackson and Maggie Mae Field, sister Rosemary Ekdahl, brother Doug Field (Joy) sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law Roy and Fred, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many good friends. Harvey worked as a mechanic for many years in the valley and was an active member of the Courtenay Fish and Game Protective Association. He was passionate about his involvement in Salmon Enhancement at Little River. Harvey was an avid fisherman who many said could catch a fish in a mud puddle. He enjoyed a full life of travel and adventure and especially loved camping and boating with family and friends. Harvey will be sorely missed by all that knew him and will remain in our hearts forever. The family would like to give thanks to Dr. Most (Nanaimo), Dr. Azer and the staff in the ICU at St Joseph’s Hospital and a special thanks to MaryAnne for her years of love and healing. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 2:00pm at the Courtenay Fish and Game Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Harvey can be made to either the Little River Enhancement Society (556 Kinikinik Way, Comox B.C.) or, the Courtenay Fish and Game Protective Association.

Dean Rowland Battersby May 15, 1960 – January 28, 2013 After a brief battle with cancer it is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father and friend. Dean is predeceased by his father Larry Battersby of Port Hope, ON. He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 30 years Diane and proud father of beautiful daughters Danielle, Deana (Derek) and always proud papa to grandson Dustin, all of Comox, BC. Dean is also survived by his mother Diane Battersby, his sister Lori (Bill) and brother David (Peggy) plus niece Madeline and nephews Max and Matthew (Jo), all of Port Hope, ON. Dean enjoyed his military career at 19 Wing Comox. He cherished his new found family and friends who surrounded us with open arms and support on this journey. We would like to express special thanks to the Silver Totems, 442 Squadron SAR Techs and Roxanne’s Fashions for touching our hearts forever. Thank you to Dr. Maria Chow and the nursing staff on 3rd floor of St. Joseph’s Hospital for their care and compassion. No service by request a gathering to be held at a later date.

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MUIR, Douglas McKenzie Kerr, aged 87, died suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday, January 16th at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. The staff there were excellent, and looked after him for two days. Life. He was born in West Hartlepool, England, on March 7, 1925. His parents were Dr. John and Mrs. Margaret (nee Duke) Muir. He had an older brother Ian, who was a plastic surgeon in Aberdeen. Education. He trained as a doctor at the Middlesex Hospital in London. He was a House Surgeon at West Hartlepool in 1951, and in the X-ray Department at the Middlesex Hospital in 1953. He came to Canada in 1955 and was a Radiologist in Regina, Saskatchewan until 1964. The family moved to Victoria, where he was a Radiologist at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and for six years was head of the department. He was there for 18 years and retired in 1982. He then did locums in Prince Rupert, Prince George, Comox, Nelson, Trinidad, and New Zealand. Military Service. He was a medical officer in the Royal Air Force, Squadron Leader from 1949-1955; the Royal Canadian Air Force 1956-1959; the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve 1962-1969. He served as Surgeon Lieutenant on HMCS Queen and HMCS Malahat. Family. Douglas married Brenda Wray in November 1949 in Kenilworth, England. She died in 1976. He leaves his daughter Janet (Michael), Megan; son Ian; son Alastair (Elan), Austin and Sarah; son Neil (Laurel) Fraser, James, and Mckenzie; son Andrew (Cindy), Bryce and Angela. He married Faith McNeelCaird, a widow, on July 7, 1977. Her husband died in 1976. Her family: son William (Pam), Luke and Kurt; daughter Jane (Dennis), Melissa, Jenny and Tyler; daughter Fiona (Bob), Jillian, Cameron and Heather; daughter Shelagh (Rick), Owen and Justin. Faith has three great-granddaughters, Claire, Alyssa and Bailey. He will be sadly missed by his wife and family. A memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 23 at 2:00 pm. St. Michael’s and All Angels Protestant Chapel on Military Row opposite the airport.

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In Loving Memory of Jose Domingues “Joeâ€? Veloso 1930 ~ 2003 Yes, we all live to God! Father, Thy chastening rod Help us to bear. That in the spirit land, Meeting at Thy right hand, ‘Twill be our Heaven to ďŹ nd that He is there! Love your wife and family

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John Wilfrid BarrÊ It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dearest father, grandfather, great-grandfather John. He was predeceased by his wife Francis in 1983. He leaves behind his loving family, Lynda (Ken), Ron (Joanne), Jeannette (Dean), 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Feb. 9th at 1731 Tofino Pl., Comox, B.C.

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Pauline Lundquist (Nee Royer) 1940 – 2013 Pauline passed away at home with family at her side on January 30, 2013 at 7:25 am. Born in Saint-Gerard, QuÊbec on April 12, 1940. Pauline was a loving wife, mother and friend who touched the hearts of all who knew her. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. She is predeceased by her parents, Albert and Flore Royer and her older brother Gille Royer. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Roy, children Daniel (Daliah), Lucie (Richard) and Robert (Audrey) also by 7 grandchildren, 6 brothers, 3 sisters and many nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Pauline’s Life will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Piercy’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations to the Comox Valley Hospice Society would be appreciated.

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Janet Ehrman Executrix c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Steve Knight

ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 71 (COMOX VALLEY)

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 71 (COMOX VALLEY)

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INFORMATION

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

AL-ANON - if you’re concerned about someone’s drinking? Contact 1-8884ALANON (1-888-425-2666)

Grantham Hall 250-286-9996

Tyee Marine 250-334-2942

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Call day or night. 250-338-8042 NAR-ANON- If a family member or friend is using drugs, how does it affect you? We can help. Call Jack 334-3485 Nora 871-1939 or Rene 3342392.

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: YOUNG black male Cat, very friendly, 19th St., Courtenay. (250)338-5479.

TRAVEL TIMESHARE CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. NO Risk Program, STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

HELP WANTED DAVE LANDON Motors has an opening for an Automotive Salesperson. This is a full time commissioned position and comes with a full beneďŹ ts package. The position requires a commitment of time, energy, constant learning, proďŹ ciency with new technology, ambition and t he ability to excel in customer service. If you have these skills needed to succeed, please email you resume to dlsales@telus.net. Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilďŹ eld construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the ďŹ eld. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. PREP COOK. Toscanos Trattoria requires F/T prep cook for busy Italian restaurant. Day, evenings, 36 hrs/week. Drop resume in person to 140 Port Agusta, Comox, BC.

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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PERSONAL SERVICES HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

LABOURERS

LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal CertiďŹ ed Bull Buckers • Grapple Yarder Operators • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/beneďŹ ts. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to ofďŹ ce@lemare.ca.

NEWSPAPER

Outdoor Education Leadership Program Supervisor

PORTAGE College in Lac La Biche, AB, is looking for Maintenance Service Workers. For more info, visit our website at portagecollege.ca or call 1-866-623-5551, ext. 5597.

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed

LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal CertiďŹ ed Hand Fallers • Grapple Yarder Operators • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Grader Operator • Boom man • Heavy Duty Mechanic Fulltime camp with union rates/beneďŹ ts. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to ofďŹ ce@lemare.ca

Substitute Carrier Needed COURTENAY

Outdoor Education Leadership Program

RTE # 498 Royal Vista Way & Brittania Pl

Do you want to combine your enthusiasm for outdoor activities and working with youth into a career? Participants will learn or enhance their own outdoor skills, be taught to instruct outdoor education programs (including climbing, high ropes, kayaking), and gain appropriate certiďŹ cates and experience working with youth at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, Hornby Island. Participants need to be ages 18-30. You will get paid training, accommodation and a paid work internship. Program starts March 4 until August 9 (with a possible extension). For more information or when there will be information sessions, Email G. Campbell

camgor@telus.net The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this program.

RTE # 215 17th St., England Ave. & 19th St. RTE # 405 Upland, Qualicum, 4th, 5th, & 6th St. RTE # 493 Crown Isle Dr. & Kensington Cres.

COMOX RTE # 541 Aitken,Aspen,Cardinal,Noel RTE # 546 Meadowlark, Murrelet, Plover

If you are a skilled, certiďŹ ed and experienced outdoor Ed Supervisor, we have a great opportunity for you... starting immediately. Email G. Campbell

HOME CARE/SUPPORT JOB FAIR

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Communitas Supportive Care is holding a JOB FAIR for those interested in learning more about our employment opportunities for Support Workers. Come and learn about our unique and rewarding job opportunities. COURTENAY February 12, 2013 3:00-6:00pm Serious Coffee (Upper Mezzanine) Southgate Centre #5 - 2760 Cliffe Avenue Stop by for some coffee, refreshments and an opportunity to learn more about supporting adults who have special needs. We hope to see you there. www.CommunitasCare.com

ADULTS & SENIORS WELCOME

The BlackďŹ n Pub is excited to announce that we are now accepting resumes for the positions of: Sous Chef and Line Cook. Applicants must have a minimum 5 years experience and an ability to work in a fast paced environment. Pay is commensurate with experience. Please drop off resume “Attention Executive Chef, Nigel McMeansâ€? or email nigel@blackďŹ npub.com

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LEGAL SERVICES HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

WORK WANTED

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certiďŹ cation, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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.

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HELP WANTED

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LOCAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY is looking for a Strata Property Manager to join their team.

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS www.bcjobnetwork.com

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SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic CertiďŹ cate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast tug.ca/shore-mechanic

Relief Drivers Needed. circulation@comoxvalleyrecord.com

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Salmon Farm Assistant Site Manager

Ideally, the applicant will already possess either a strata, property mgmt. and/or real estate license, however, if not, obtaining a strata license would be a requirement. This is a full time position that requires an outgoing, multi-tasking “peopleâ€? person, who has a exible schedule and is available to be on call. For the right person, this could be an opportunity to apply all of your licensing skills and further your career in this ďŹ eld.

As the Assistant Site Manager, you will be responsible for the oversight of all activities on your site, ensuring that all protocols, regulations, and safe work procedures are followed. You will assist the Site Manager in achieving the goals of your site, and the development of your staff. The ideal applicant will have extensive ďŹ nďŹ sh farming experience, and the ability to work within and lead a team successfully. Experience with a broodstock program would be an asset. You must have excellent computer and communication skills. You will work in a camp setting, and have an 8 day on / 6 day off shift. Prerequisites to hiring are a ďŹ tness test and criminal record check. We offer competitive wages, a corporate bonus program, company paid beneďŹ ts package, and a matching retirement fund plan. If you have the skills we are looking for, and you would like to become part of our team please forward a resume, in person, by fax or e-mail to Mainstream Canada #203 – 919 Island Highway Campbell River, BC V9W 2C2 Fax: (250) 286-0042 E-Mail: careers@mainstreamcanada.com Please put “Assistant Site Manager – Broodstockâ€? in the subject line Closing Date: February 28, 2013

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

SERVICE WRITER

We are looking for a very motivated and organized service writer for our busy 5 star Marine dealership. Must be customer oriented with good communication skills. Mechanical knowledge an asset.

MARINE TECHNICIAN

We are looking for a ticketed marine technician for our busy 5 star marine dealership. Experience with Yamaha and Evinrude outboards, as well as knowledge of sterndrives an asset. Competitive wages paid hourly full time position.

Apply in person or email resume to jody_parkin@parkermarine.ca 250-334-4808

1605 Comox Road, Courtenay BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Coordinator Nanaimo, BC The BC Forest Safety Council is a not-for-proďŹ t society dedicated to supporting the forest industry in reducing injuries and fatalities in B.C. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our business and are deeply committed to our key beliefs.

Reply in person to 303A 13th Street with resume and hand written covering letter stating salary expectations.

Reporting to the Director, SAFE Companies you will provide leadership and management of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and a broad range of communications support to the Council. This diverse role includes the management and support of the Council’s website, databases, and all server and network infrastructure, desktop infrastructure including all PCs, printers, MS Windows operating systems and PC-based productivity software.

CASUAL LABORATORY ASSISTANTS

In addition to a degree or relevant technical diploma, you have at least 5 years working experience and Microsoft certiďŹ cation. You also have expertise with major operating systems and Microsoft OfďŹ ce, website applications and database development. You are an outstanding problem solver, excellent communicator, and relish a fast paced work environment. For more complete information and to apply by February 8, 2013, please visit the careers section at www.bcforestsafe.org Please send your resume with competition number 2013-01 to the attention of: careers@bcforestsafe.org

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and hard working team member to join Mainstream Canada. Our company is the Canadian division of the international aquaculture company Cermaq. We are a growth oriented company, focusing on being one of the major global salmon farming companies. We strive for quality of our product, safe working environments and sustainable aquaculture.

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

SALES SALES MANAGER Wanted! JRP Solutions is looking for a self motivated, experienced sales professional to develop a network of sales channels for our software. Interested parties can submit resumes to jobs@jrpltd.com up to Feb 18, 2013.

camgor@telus.net

FINANCIAL SERVICES

St. Joseph’s General Hospital is currently recruiting casual Lab Assistants for shifts involving days, evenings, nights – on call and short notice. In the clinical and electro diagnostic laboratory setting, collects routine blood and other specimens, collects and prepares blood and other specimens for analysis, performs and records ECG’s, reception and clerical duties and other related tests, and operates related equipment. Applicants must have Grade 12, successful completion of a recognized Laboratory Assistant training program plus one year’s recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must have the ability to keyboard 25 w.p.m. Please submit your resume to: Human Resource Services St. Joseph’s General Hospital 2137 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 1P2 or Email: jobs@sjghcomox.ca Phone: (250) 339-1447 Fax: (250) 339-1515

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PERSONAL SERVICES LEGAL SERVICES

EQUESTRIAN

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

AFFORDABLE HORSES for lease for both Western & English at Freehaven Ranch in Merville. Tack, food, board & care incld. in price. For details call 250-465-9190 or visit www.freehavenranch.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE PRICE REDUCTION- Moving. 2009 Wildwood RLSS Winter Package, 34’ OAL Mint, 15’ slider, 12’x12’ new shed, fenced yard, removable skirting located at Shelter Bay RV Resort, stay on site or relocate as required. Asking: $20,000. Call 250-286-3343.

UNDER $499 BIRDS EYE maple lumber (rough) dried for 30 yrs. Burl slabs good for musical instruments. $500 250-334-4758

FREE ITEMS FREE: Two old (antique?) Upright Typewriters. Please call 250-218-4366.

Need a Lawyer, 604-687-3221

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FUEL/FIREWOOD

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

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

GARDENING A.C.L. YARD WORKS. Offering Fall Clean-up specials. Leaves, Gutters, Lawns, Gardening, Tree Pruning, Hedge Trimming, Decks, Patios & Fences. Pat 250-218-4597.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS CERTIFIED CARPENTER. Kitchen, bathrooms, decks, ooring. All your renovation needs. Emery, 250-218-0734.

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

PETS BOARDING FREEHAVEN RANCH Affordable horse boarding avail at the picturesque 53 Acre ranch that is dedicated to the love of horses & natural horsemanship. Located 10 min from Courtenay in beautiful Merville with over 25 acres of pasture & hay ďŹ elds. Beautiful trail through meadows & forests. Indoor/outdoors stalls for full board or self board, riding ring w/ new footing, covered round pen, tack room. Call Richard 250-465-9190 or visit www.freehavenranch.com

Clean Burn Pellet Fuel Okanagan Pellet Fuel And Animal Bedding

Chris McLean 250-757-9232 or 1-877-581-3311

cfmclean@shaw.ca We Deliver!! SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

1358 Marwalk Crescent 250-287-3939 www.crauctions.ca “Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967�

Next Auction:

Thursday, February 7 • 6pm

Public Guardian Trustee Estate Sale; leather couch sets, new patio sets, quality dishes, 2 pallets of slate tile, outdoor patio ďŹ re places, garden lamps, new patio chairs, new gazebos, swings, artwork, micro ďŹ bre furniture, new shipment of new tools (too much to list), 70 gallon ďŹ sh aquarium with high end ďŹ lter, modern drop leaf table JASON and chairs, antique theatre seats, Harman/Kardon surround sound stereo system, new windows and doors, Honda pressure washers, Check out our for full ad. new prawn traps, quality cowboy boots, quad and truck tires, new website, Viewing: Wed. 9-5 jewellery, Native paddle and so much more. & Thurs. 9-6

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

FOR SALE BY OWNER 2000sq.ft. MANUFACTURED home, dry walled throughout, on permanent foundation w/ 4ft. crawlspace. .95 acre level lot, short walk to beach or 5 min. drive to Kin Beach Park. Fruit trees, mature landscaping, garage, woodshed and herb garden. 3 bdr. 2 bath., on-suite has 3 piece w/ walk-in closet. 2nd is 4 piece w/ deep tub. Mudroom, lg. laundry storage room, open kitchen w/ maple cabinets, dining/sitting areas + eat at counter. Lg. family room w/ sliding glass door onto lg. covered deck and private hot tub. Cable to all bedrooms + 2 in family room. Woodstove provides cheap heat. 1500 sq. ft. dream shop, wired 220/110 plumbed with sink + tap, gas heat, 2 13ft. over height bays, ofďŹ ce area + upstairs storage area. Option to buy 2 ton electric hoist on 12 ft. I beams. 16x50 ft. cement pad for possible shop expansion. Moving must sell, price reduced to $299,900 for quick sale. Ph. (250)8901071 for appointment to view. AMAZING GLACIER VIEW 2427 Lomond Place, East Courtenay. 2870 sqft, level entry walk out, 3bdrm, 3 bath. To see http://sandy tonnellier.blogspot.com Call 250-871-4826

1 MONTH FREE. Large 1 & 2 bdrms. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! From $650/mo. Call 250-334-4646. COURTENAY- 2 bdrm Condo, 3rd r, freshly painted, newer appls. $675. (250)338-3560. E. COURTENAY: Bright, spacious, 2-bdrm, top oor, laminate oors. F/S, W/D. Refs req’d. $750. 1-250-474-0545. PUNTLEDGE TERRACE. 205 1st St. Courtenay on the Puntledge River. 2 bdrms, 2 bath., 4 appls., woodstove, N/S, N/P, adult orientated. $825. Avail Mar. 1, 250-339-3638

COURTENAY: 2 bdrm, 1 bath modular home on own land (.11 acre), vaulted ceilings, new carpets, 4 appls., forced air heat, fenced yard. Walking distance to all ammens. Asking $149,900. England and 18th Ave. Call (250)334-3960. 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

HOUSES FOR SALE

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 oors main areas. Immaculate. Immediate possession. $220,000 Call 250-338-8260 SUBSTANTIALLY RENOVATED 12’x60’ Mobile home. Move in cndt. great Starter/In law accom. New roof, New gas furnace, 100amp services. W/D, F/S incld. This mobile has all papers required through MHR. Pre Christmas Special $15, 000 delivered price Comox Valley 250-7025699

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 appls, $850/mth Inc utilities AVAIL. IMM 203-555 4th St. 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P 5 Appls., $925/mth AVAIL. IMMED.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

OCEAN & MT. view house in Thasis 2100 sqft 3 bdrm, 2 bath, out buildings on dbl lot $168,000. Call 250-338-9742 SPACIOUS SINGLE family N. Nanaimo 3bdrm, 2bath, open oor plan, family room. Updated kitch & bath, soaker tub, new roof. Near bus, ammen’s. $280,000. 250-756-3593

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.

203-4700 ALDERWOOD 2 bed, 1 bath N/S, N/P, 5 appls., AVAIL. FEB 15

COURTENAY: WELL maintained 3 bed, 1.5 ba. New roof, G/H, f/p, w/s, garage, green house, fenced yrd. Close to park, suite potential. $249,900. 1-250-338-5479 (780 19th St).

TOOLS ANTIQUE DRILL press and antique band saw, $300 each obo. Must go. Call for more info (250)287-3639.

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GOLFERS SPECIAL, 1994 Yamaha golf cart, gas engine, new battery and tires. Very good shape, $1795 obo. Call Richard (250)871-2933.

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AT LAST! An iron ďŹ lter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; w w w. b i g i r o n d r i l l i n g . c o m . Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING sale... “This is a clearance sale. You don’t want to miss!â€? 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Call Pioneer Steel at 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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

SINGLE MODULAR Home. Valley Vista Estates. 2 bedroom. 1 bath. 980 sq.ft 55 plus. $110,500 call 250-8971812 to view

HOMES WANTED

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

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COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent. Prime location in Comox. 1200 sqft, newly reno’d ofďŹ ce space. $1200+HST per month. Contact James at 250-3392261. SHOP/WAREHOUSE space. Cousins Rd. 1200 sqft. 3 phase power. High ceilings. OfďŹ ce Area. I-2 Zoning. Available Now! 250-703-1644, 250-338-7476 evs. TRENDY TIN Town location, 1500 sq ft suitable for art or dance studio, warehouse/retail or ofďŹ ces. High ceiling & bay door. Back yard space avail. $1600/mth + GST, no triple net. 250-897-0950 (days) 250703-0400 (eve)

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

FAIRMONT 432 11th Street TWO BEDROOM CORNER unique corner suite. Spacious design. Recently renovated and very attractive. Large private patio/garden area. Full sized appliances including dishwasher. Quiet, mature adult building just three blocks from downtown. Security entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267 or John @ 250703-2264.

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. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

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.

CAPRI 1081 Stewart Ave. TWO BEDROOM spacious end unit with windows on three sides. Very attractive - extra large bedrooms. Recently renovated. Quiet, well maintained adult building in central Courtenay. Security entry. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

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. Finest in Courtenay. Three blocks from downtown. Security Entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES PUNTLEDGE PARK. 3 bdrm. 2.5 bath. 3 appls. New reno. Avail. NOW. $1050. 338-1930

SUITES, LOWER COURTENAY, LOWER 2 bdrm suite in 5-Plex. 2121 Piercy Ave., newer oors, newer paint, includes heat and hydro, $775 mo. Avail March 1st, N/P. Call 250-702-1096.

HOMES FOR RENT 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.



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Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only.

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APARTMENTS

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BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

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1 and 2 Bedroom suites available. One of the best values in Courtenay. Unique oor plans. California kitchens. These bright, modern suites are available in quiet, secure building.

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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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1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

2 bedroom available immediately and March 1st, 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.

Houses & Suites 2180A Piercy Ave 2 bed, 3 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 appls, $950/mth Avail. Feb. 1

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 BRAND NEW CARRIAGE HOUSE in Comox, 1 bdrm & den, 1 bath, 7 appls, gas F/P, ocean view, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Feb. 1 - $1,100/mth BECKTON ESTATES 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, fenced yrd, w/shed, n/s, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Apr. 1 - $1,150/mth CTNY RANCHER 3 bdrm, 5 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet neg. Avail. Mar. 1 $1,250/mth BEAUTIFUL Crown Isle Golf Community home, fully furnished. 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Attached garage & covered patio. Yard maintenance incld. No Smoking, No Pets. Avail Feb 1 - May 2013. $1780/mo +utilities. (780) 4527568 or (780) 498-1856 or daisylb@shaw.ca

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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.

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ST. BRELADES 146 Back Road, Courtenay FEATURES: Fridge/stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, wall-to-wall 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, ooring and bathroom ďŹ ttings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit. Call 250-334-9717

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CONDOS / SUITES / APARTMENTS MANOR PLACE Moments to beach & fantastic mountain views! Updated 2 bdrm Comox condo features 1300+sqft living space & incl 5 appl, new flooring, f/p, & patio area. Master w/full ensuite, & walk-in closets for both bdrms. Ideally located near Hospital & all amenities. N/S; N/P. $950./month. Available now!

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

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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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

DUPLEXES / TOWNHOMES COUSINS ROAD DUPLEX

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

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COMOX HOME ďšťNOOTKA STREET

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. Also‌ 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.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, and 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom ďŹ nishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed & 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. & Mar. 1 $250 move-in incentive. $725/mth. Call Res. Mgr. 334-8602 PARKSIDE Newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 6 appls, balcony, underground pkg, storage, adult oriented. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1100/mth FIVE OAKS VILLA 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, patio, storage rm, N/S, No pets. Avail. Mar. 1 - $775/mth 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 ooring res. pkg. N/S. cat ok. Avail. Immed. $725/mth 2 LEVEL WEST CTNY DUPLEX, 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, 4 appls, carport, partially fenced yard, N/S, No pets, Avail. Immed. - $1000/mth SOUTHPOINT ESTATES 2 bdrm, 2 bath patio home, 5 appls, gas F/P, double garage, heat pump, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1,250/mth PARK PLACE MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls, gas F/P(gas incl), patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $775/mth SUNRIDGE TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, & den, 2 bath, 5 appls, elect. F/P, carport, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed - $1,100/mth CORINTHIA ESTATES ground oor 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, gas F/P, patio, underground pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immd. $1,150/mth PUNTLEDGE PARK DUPLEX 2 bdrms, 2 bath, 5 appls., family rm., fenced yard, shed, N/S, No pets. Aval. Immed. - $925/mth CLOSE TO CTNY AIRPARK lovely spacious 3 level 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath townhouse , 5 appls., garage, pet neg. w/ref. Avail Immed. $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. Immed $1,100/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, storage, res. pkg, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Apr. 1 $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 CLOSE TO SUPERSTORE 3 bdrm, 2 bath duplex, 5appls, newly renovated, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail Immed - $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 Immed$1300/mth DRESSAGE COURT 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas f/p, patio, n/s, cat ok. avail. Mar. 1 - $875/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE newer townhouse, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg Avail. Mar. 1 - $850/mth CTNY DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1 full/2 half baths, 5 appls, fencend yrd, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Mar. 1 $1,050/mth


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2005 CHEVY Trail Blazer LS Exc cond. 103,000km’s, 6cyl auto, air, cruise, privacy glass, many extras. $9,995. Call after 5pm or leave msg. 1 (250)754-0725

www.pennylane.bc.ca ARGO COURT 1 bdrm, 1 bath apt., F & S, coin laundry, basic cable & hot water incl, N/S, cat neg. w/ref. avail. Mar. 1 - $650/mth. Call Res Mgr. 334-8602 2-BDRM TOWNHOUSE. 5 appls, patio, N/P or partiers. Lake Trail area, $800 mo. 250334-4724 or 250-650-4724. 2 Bdrm townhouse for rent in Courtenay. 5 appls, 1.5 baths, carport. NS, NP, quiet and clean renter please. Close to shopping amenities, NIC and CFB Comox. Refs rqrd. Available March 1st. $800/mth. 250-923-2557. 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. EAST COURTENAY - 2 bdrm F&S. Avail. in suite laundry (extra $50 ) N/S, N/P, Avail now. $725/mth 250-871-6633

2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring 112,000 km.V6 Lady driven,service records,must sell. No reasonable offer will be refused Open to offers.850-9860 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

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1992 Crown Victoria 123,000 miles, unsurpassed for comfort, safety and reliability. Asking $1800. Please call 250-331-0361

2003 CAMRY XLE- sun roof, excellent condition. 143,500 km. Asking $8000. Call 250338-0763. 2006 Pontiac G6, 122,000 km. Loaded,except leather, service records, no decks. Moving must sell. $6300 obo.850-9860.

1995-FORD EXPLORER. 4x4 w/ X LT fully loaded. Excellent cond. Original owner. Approx. 250,000kms. $2495 O.B.O. 250-923-4924.

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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Importance of home

SEARS OWNER DUSTIN Parker and staff Lisa Parker, Debbie Alexander and Hugh Lacey formed an assembly line to wrap Wish Tree gifts for children in JHSNI programs.

Sears staff knows how to give For customers and associates of Courtenay Sears, the greatest gift of all this past holiday season was the joy of giving. Courtenay Sears kicked off its first annual Tree of Wishes gift-giving campaign in December, offering generous community members the opportunity to purchase gifts for children from homes that are struggling financially this year. Sears partnered with the John Howard Society of North Island (JHSNI), and 42 children in KidStart and other JHSNI programs had their wishes come true. The gifts went to babies, children, and youth up to 18 years

old. Kids asked for items ranging from toys to “a pair of socks.” Sears staff wrapped the gifts and volunteer KidStart mentors and JHSNI staff had the joyful experience of delivering them to the families who needed them. “We would like to thank our customers for donating so generously to the Wish Tree,” said Sears owner Dustin Parker. “The staff found it very rewarding to give back to kids in our community. There is obviously a lot of need out there and it’s nice to be able to do something to help out.” KidStart is the Comox Valley’s only one-to-one mentoring

program for vulnerable children and youth. The volunteer-based program focuses on the positive development of kids aged six to 18 who could benefit from having stable, committed, and caring adults in their lives. There are currently 45 children and youth waiting for a KidStart mentor in the Comox Valley. For more information, contact KidStart co-ordinator Wendy Thurlborn at 250-338-7341 ext. 335 or wendyt@jhsni.bc.ca. Visit JHSNI on the web at www.jhsni. bc.ca/kidstartchampion.html. — John Howard Society of North Island

Annalies Henckel from Courtenay was a runner-up in Genworth Canada’s sixth annual contest describing what home means to the young entrants. Genworth challenged Grade 4, 5 and 6 students across the country to think about what home means to them. The popularity of the contest continues to grow and this year Genworth employees reviewed nearly 5,000 entries, 55 per cent more than 2011’s record-breaking year. Teachers say that the contest brings out discussions around the plight of the homeless and helps teach students the importance of helping those in need. Year after year, employees are touched by the heart-felt thought and emotions shared by Canada’s youth. Because Genworth Canada believes every Canadian deserves to live in a safe and secure home, every entry in the Meaning of Home contest generates $5 for Habitat for Humanity with $60,000 donated on behalf of the winner and $5,000 donated on behalf of each runnerup. Since being launched in 2007, Genworth Canada’s Meaning of Home contest has generated

Educational mini marketplace Feb. 6 at NIC campus Looking for something for Valentine’s Day that shares the love in your heart with others? The Comox Valley

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Business Showcase offers something for everyone It has only been a few days since the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce staged its annual Community Awards Gala, and the staff are already planning another great community event. Members of the public and business community are encouraged to ‘Save the Date’ for the Chamber’s fourth annual Business Showcase to be held at Crown Isle Resort from 1—6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. The Chamber has opened the online booking for table rentals and encourages Chamber members and interested local

business owners to act fast if they want to participate. Booth space at the event is always a sellout.

The event is not restricted to Chamber members; however, members do receive a 50 per cent discount off

exhibition space. Last year, in addition to exhibitors, hundreds of people took advantage of the free admis-

sion to check out what local business had to offer. There are always plenty of door prizes, exhibitor draws, food and product samples, and more. “This annual event provides Chamber members and other businesses in the community with an opportunity to showcase their products and services in a professional setting at a beautiful venue,” says Chamber president/CEO Dianne Hawkins. “We encourage local residents to come to the Showcase to visit more than 35 exhibitor booths, to learn what’s new at the businesses they know

Home sales to trend higher in 2013/14 The British Columbia Real Estate Association has released its 2013 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update. BC Multiple Listing Service residential sales are forecast to increase 5.6 per cent to 71,450 units this year, before increasing a further 6.1 per cent to 75,830 units in 2014. The five-year

2013 is shaping up to be a transi❝ tion year in the B.C. housing market calendar. Cameron Muir ❞ average is 74,600 unit sales, while the 10-year average is 86,800 unit sales. A record 106,300 MLS residential sales were recorded in 2005. “2013 is shaping up to be a transition

year in the B.C. housing market,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA chief economist. “The groundwork has already begun for stronger housing demand as a significant number of

part-time jobs in B.C. were converted into full-time employment last year. “Residential values are expected to be on more solid footing in 2013 as lower prices, both actual and inflation adjusted, have improved affordability. Many potential buyers that stayed on the sidelines in 2012 will likely enter the marketplace

over the next year as the relatively strong financial condition of B.C. households precludes any deflationary spiral.” The average MLS residential price in B.C. is forecast to edge down nearly one per cent to $510,400 this year and remain relatively unchanged in 2014, albeit up 0.6 per cent to $513,500.

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sent from the receiver prior to sending a CEM. That consent may not be obtained by sending a CEM. The definitions for consent are quite specific and are more demanding

than existing privacy legislation. All Chamber members are urged to review the Policy Alert created by the Canadian Chamber as soon as possible. It offers tips

on what can be done to protect a business and how to express concerns to government. Get informed about the impact of the legislation and regulations. Information can

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Will we never learn? After the tumult of the past school year, everyone involved might feel cautiously optimistic about a new framework to negotiate a contract for teachers. Calling it “a significant step in the right direction” and “a productive move,” BC Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert sounded uncharacteristically buoyant. The deal is designed to help the BCTF and BC Public School Employers’ Association bargain a deal. It sounds promising, but this is a toxic relationship and B.C. is only several months from a provincial election. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Don McRae nipped in just before the framework was approved with a mammoth set of proposals. Using telltale phrases such as “legacy of failed bargaining” and referring to mistrust on both sides, the document indicates the government would like to erase a system that Clark ushered in when she was education minister. She and McRae would remove a stipulation that teaching is an essential service, a huge concession. They would reintroduce a measure of local bargaining, although that showed up in the new framework deal. Clark and McRae would also index public school teacher salaries to increases in the B.C. public sector, likely a non-starter for the BCTF. And it would be a 10-year agreement. The Liberals might not be the governing party after May’s election, so you can’t blame the BCTF for not rushing into a 10-year deal. Is the government playing politics with its timing? Absolutely. So is Lambert when she rejects out of hand some intriguing proposals that might lead to lasting labour peace. The ultra-political BCTF wouldn’t want to give the Liberals any credit. The sweeping and thought-provoking proposals from Clark and McRae might be utterly forgotten by the start of the school year. The best framework in the world won’t provide labour peace, though, if mistrust continues and either side insists on we-win-you-lose bargaining. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Twenty-four per cent of respondents so far say they like a recommendation to move the entire city of Courtenay into another federal riding. Your thoughts? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Hab Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North hopes to have the first family move into their new Courtenay home on Piercy Avenue very soon.

The neverending Chum and Champ saga took a Twilight Zone twist when someone broke into the SPCA and “rescued” Chum. Two people have been arrested.

The facts about the art gallery Dear editor, This letter is in response to the letter posted by Brian Scott (Record, Jan. 30) entitled CVAG not showing locals. Scott’s letter demonstrates a misunderstanding of the gallery’s mandate, function and of its role in supporting/exhibiting local artists. The Comox Valley Art Gallery has a mandate to exhibit art as a public gallery in the same way that the Vancouver and Victoria Art Galleries do, albeit on a different scale. The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) exhibits art from all over the world and from various time periods. I’d find it quite odd if the VAG exhibited only Vancouver artists. By definition in Canada, public art galleries are classified as museums, although the term art museum is more commonly used in the USA. Another important distinction to make is that while commercial galleries focus on the sales of art to make a profit, museums focus on education, enrichment and exploration of culture. To set the record straight, the Comox Valley Art Gallery is a regional public art gallery dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and celebrating emergent contemporary art practice. This includes facilitating art education and critical conversation and presenting programming that encourages an ongoing exploration of the arts and their role in shaping and clarifying our culture. Exhibition criteria: • We welcome applications from any artists, local to international, interested in exhibiting in any of our three exhibition spaces. The selection process (and mandates of our three gallery spaces) is at www.comoxvalleyartgallery. com. Exhibitions feature artwork by local, national and international artists. • The George Sawchuk

Gallery provides opportunities to students and artists with little or no exhibition experience. • The Community Gallery is dedicated exclusively to work that emphasizes local and regionally relevant art. • The Contemporary Gallery exhibits work by professional artists. The Canada Council for the Arts defines a professional artist as someone who “has specialized training in the artistic field (not necessarily

To set the record ❝ straight, the Comox Valley Art Gallery is a regional public art gallery dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and celebrating emergent contemporary art practice.

❞ Roger J. G. Albert

in academic institutions); is recognized as a professional by his or her peers; is committed to devoting more time to the artistic activity, if possible; and has a history of public presentation.” Many people in our local community are classified as professional artists, and their work is often programmed in the Contemporary Gallery. In fact, Brian Scott had a solo retrospective exhibition of his work in November 2009, in the Contemporary Gallery. Some stats: Counter to Scott’s assertion that the Comox Valley Art Gallery does not exhibit the work of local artists we provide the following information: • In 2010, 104 local artists’ work was exhibited, 24 provincial/national. • In 2011, 72 local artists’ work was exhibited, 16 provincial/national. • In 2012, 75 local artists were exhibited; 12 provincial/national. • In 2013, we project 80

to 100 local artists will be exhibited, 20 provincial/national, 1 international. Two of the six major exhibitions offered in the Contemporary Gallery in 2013 feature local artists. • Local artists are included in each exhibition series (this means that there will always be a local artist on display). • The work of over 100 local artists is sold on an ongoing basis in our gift shop including Brian Scott’s work. So, contrary to Scott’s assertion, the CVAG serves local artists well, but I think that when he argues that the Muir Gallery is the only venue in the Valley aside from the CVAG, he is forgetting about venues other than the Muir in which local artists exhibit and sell their work such as the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, Corre Alice in Cumberland, Art Alchemy and the Potter’s Place in Courtenay. Numerous artists also sell their work from their studios and galleries, many reside in Tin Town. In regards to “attracting tourists to downtown Courtenay using our local talents,” CVAG is in ongoing partnership with the City of Courtenay, the Downtown Business Improvement Association and the Elevate the Arts Consortium (this is a short list of our partner organizations) in the continuing efforts to culturally enrich our Comox Valley community. The current show in the Contemporary Gallery, In the Presence of Absence, features sculptures and installations by Heather Thomas, an instructor of Fine Arts at GP Vanier Secondary School in Courtenay. Come see the show, entry is free. The Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 to 5. Roger J.G. Albert Editor’s note: Roger Albert is president of the Comox Valley Art Gallery.


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ABC still makes her proud Dear editor, Congratulations to ABC Printing & Signs on receiving the 2012 Business of the Year Award. It is with great delight to see that the business that my husband and I started and established in early 1989 has continued to grow over the years and the name we gave it is still being used with pride. ABC Printing & Copy Shop had a humble beginning with myself operating it along with a staff of three people at 450 Ryan Rd. in Courtenay. Our business was started without a customer but through the personal approach of introducing ourself to the local businesses in our area and branching out with services that were needed besides printing, which included coloured photocopying, fax service, laminating plus foil imprinting. The business continued to grow also having contributed to charitable organizations and having

the privilege of printing the events brochures for the Comox Valley Exhibition Association and Comox Nautical Days for a number of years as well as printing for many local businesses in the Comox Valley. ABC Printing was a growing company that needed more than one owner to operate it and to also increase its productivity for the area it was servicing, as the need was evident. I had the opportunity to have come to know both Brian Wiley and Steven Hansen through the printing industry they were involved with prior to purchasing my business in 1993. They definitely make a great team along with their spouses to continue in growth and modernization in the printing field plus incorporating the sign division to the business. Congratulations again on your accomplishment. Donna L. Lewis, Comox Valley

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AN OPEN LETTER to the drivers out there who are (A) Smarter than me; (B) A better driver than me; and (C) Always in a hurry. I have been driving for 66 years, in which time I got one speeding ticket. I was involved in one accident where I was T-boned at a four-way stop, because after stopping I assumed the cross-traffic would stop. My apologies to the drivers who tailgate me in a playground zone that I won’t speed up for them. I’ve driven in France, and England on the wrong side of the road. I survived in spite of I might say polite British looks, but no fingers. I hope that you survive to my age in spite of your personal driving habits. I wish you a long and accident-free life. P.S. One day you may be old, too. SANTA’S WORKSHOP WISHES to extend a huge thank you to the individuals, volunteers, businesses, local service clubs and societies of the Comox Valley who gave so generously to support our Christmas 2012 workshop season. With all your help, we were able to delight 250 parents with gifts for 669 children who may not have been able to receive gifts without the help of your generosity. In addition, grandparents “shopped” for gifts for 130 grandchildren. There were also 252 assorted bikes given out. Special thanks for this very worthwhile cause also goes out the local media for your ongoing support during the time the workshop opens until closing right before Christmas Day. Seeing the results of such a giving and kind-hearted community pull together is so greatly appreciated by all the elves at the workshop. Thank you people of the Comox Valley. I WILL NOT jump on anybody’s political bandwagons until the leaders fully explain why I should believe what they tell me. First of all is the Idle No More movement. The press and supporters give us full-page news spreads about the protests and what the organizers are accomplishing, but not the parts of Bill C-45 that they are upset with, or why the rest of us should be equally upset. Then there are the B.C. Liberals who have also created an economy where the people who make the most money get even richer, while many of us struggle not to get ahead but just to keep a roof over our heads. They tell us in their radio ads not to vote for Adrian Dix because he supposedly falsified documents during a police investigation, but not what these documents were or how they related to the matter being investigated. Come on guys, where’s the beef!? COMOX BAY CARE Society; the Care-A-Van, had the pleasure of partner-

ing with the Cumberland Ready Mix Festival of lights this past Christmas. Keith Tatton and his staff were such a joy to work with and we appreciate their efforts to assist us in our ongoing fundraising. So many other merchants on Fourth Street participated in the Christmas campaign especially Michael’s on Main. Bellini Hair Studio, Comox Medical Clinic, Re/Max, Hot Chocolates and the many individuals who put Christmas stockings together, thank you for your amazing generosity. Comox Bay Care Society was overwhelmed by the communities support and was so thankful for the extra donations that came in, thank you to all those who contributed; “our cup overflows.” KUDOS TO LOCALS on their Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) designation — and on their decision to offer our great Comox Valley tap water rather than bottled water in their restaurant. The planet appreciates it!

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Stage set for senate election in B.C. VICTORIA — Cannons will roar across the Inner Harbour on the morning of Feb. 12 to mark the opening of the 2013 legislature session. Lieut.-Gov. Judith Guichon will inspect the troops and present her inaugural Throne Speech, setting out the B.C. Liberal government’s goals for the coming year. This ritual will kick off a legislative session that is expected to run until March 14, where the official Parliamentary Calendar shows a three-week break for Easter. Debate is unlikely to resume in April, as the election campaign will be in full roar by then. This means there will be a grand total of 19 sitting days to push through a budget and a raft of legislation. Here’s my unofficial preview. The pre-election budget will be present-

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FLETCHER ed Feb. 19 by Finance Minister Michael de Jong. Premier Christy Clark has decreed that it must be balanced, and the government has made extra efforts to armour itself against what will likely be the loudest debate ahead. First, de Jong held a pre-budget meeting of the government’s bluechip forecast council in public. This provided a visual record of what happens every year, when the finance ministry solicits the same sort of independent advice as most competent democracies, and bases its numbers on that. Then the finance ministry hired former Bank of Montreal

chief economist Tim O’Neill, who will act as an unofficial version of the parliamentary budget officer in Ottawa. Now that we have simultaneous oversight of child welfare and the police, the next step is to extend it to finance bureaucrats. Regardless of party, the government has to produce a threeyear set of forecasts to replace the current one. A lot of election energy will go into competing claims about who is better at predicting the future. Another new law to be given high priority is one setting up senate elections, to be run in connection with the May 14 provincial vote. Alberta pioneered this, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent round of senate appointments included Calgary lawyer Doug Black, who won an Alberta senate election

held last year. There was no one appointed to replace Gerry St. Germain, who bid an emotional adieu as a Conservative senator for B.C.

A lot of ❝ election energy will go into competing claims about who is better at predicting the future.

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last year. St. Germain was instrumental in uniting the splintered federal Conservatives, but he reached the mandatory retirement age of 75, having been appointed by Brian Mulroney in 1993 after losing his MP seat. Why would this senate reform be so urgent for the B.C. Liberals now? Well,

turnout for the 2009 election fell to around 50 per cent, a record low for a provincial vote. If that downward trend is reversed this year, it will be in large part because people are still mad enough about the harmonized sales tax and a range of other issues to get off the couch and kick some B.C. Liberal butt. Electing senators remains a popular notion, especially with older, conservativeminded voters in B.C. who identified with the Reform Party. The first-ever senate election looks like the best available shot at boosting turnout among people who are not likely to vote NDP, and who may also be disengaged from provincial politics. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.

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Hospital should make us thankful Dear editor, With the anticipation of two large projects coming to our area, my husband and I drove from Campbell River to Courtenay to attend the meeting about the North Island Hospital Project. This exciting project promises improved health care in a stateof-the-art facility, a partnership program with the University of British Columbia to attract new doctors completing their residency, possible training partnership with North Island College (which is just next door), a patient-centred facility, and even an MRI machine! This facility has the potential to positively impact thousands of people in our community from every age group. It means that at our most vulnerable time, when we ourselves, or even worse, when a loved one is sick, they will be cared for in a state-of-theart facility in our own community, decreasing or eliminating having to travel out of town to receive care. My husband and I were absolutely disgusted to find a group of individuals at this meeting who were not there to hear about the project, provide constructive feedback, or have health-care concerns addressed. They were there

simply to disrupt and discuss non-existent environmental concerns. It was apparent to both my husband and I that these individuals were complaining simply for the sake of hearing their own voices, as they were not interested in listening to any answers to their questions. It got me to thinking that we are so fortunate to live in a country whose govern-

ment listens to its people and has provided the millions of dollars to fund a project such as this, and still people are not happy. It seems to me that in Canada, and specifically B.C., we are so blessed and spoiled that we even have to protest something as positive as a new hospital. What’s next — protesting new schools, and new playgrounds for children?

People should be grateful they live in Canada, and not in Iraq, Iran, or India, where government corruption is rampant, and human rights do not exist. I say thank goodness they will be cutting down some trees to put in a new hospital, as some of us cannot see the forest for the trees. Sandra Karason, Campbell River

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