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Regional directors anticipate big pay hike PAUL RUDAN CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR

Area directors on the Strathcona Regional District are set to give themselves a big raise… retroactive to the beginning of 2012. The remuneration hike was okayed by the committee of the whole on Feb. 8, but has not been formally approved by the board as budget discussions continue. Seven area directors – those serving rural communities – Continued on A3 PAUL RUDAN/THE MIRROR

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Tan Nguyen closes her eyes in prayer and listens to chanting in her native Vietnamese during Tuesday’s cultural celebration at the Robron Centre to bring in the lunar new year and the Year of the Water Snake. See more photos on Page A3.

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Delayed decisions hold up regional district

You said: Yes – 14 votes (18%) No – 60 votes (81%)


When it came to financial planning, next year’s budget and

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Cultural New Year Rev. Hai An (top) leads the Buddhist followers who came to the Robron Centre on Tuesday to celebrate the lunar new year as well as the Chinese Year of the Water Snake. Rev. An led the group who chanted in Vietnamese. Three-year-old Sunny Ngo (above) can’t help but fidget a little during the Buddhist celebration to ring in the new year. The day was sponsored by the Immigrant Welcome Centre of Campbell River. Liet Le (left) offers prayer and listens to chanting his native Vietnamese language. He made Canada his home after leaving southern Vietnam in 1980.

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Continued from A1 would see their annual base “salary” rise from $20,699 to $31,128. If approved, the wage hike would be retroactive to 2012. Pay for municipal directors from Campbell River will stay the same at $10,372, but would increase to $12,072 in 2015. The one person who would take a pay hit is the board chair, Ted Lewis of Zeballos. The chair currently receives $33,145 in addition to his regular directors’ pay. But under the proposed remuneration changes, his basic pay for chair would be reduced to $19,872. The base remuneration does not cover additional earnings board members receive for attending meetings (up to $125 per meeting), travel costs and other expenses. According to the regional district’s 2011 financial statement, these area directors received the following in remuneration and expenses: Craig Anderson, Gold River, $49,062; Jim Abram, Quadra Island, $32,477; Gerald Whalley, Kyuquot, $28,348; Noba Anderson, Cortes Island, $$27,615; and Brenda Leigh, Oyster Bay-Buttle Lake, $27,493. By comparison, Campbell River representatives Claire Moglove and Mary Storry received $14,618 and $13,643 respectively. They also receive a base remuneration of $16,850 from the City of Campbell River. The last time regional directors’ remuneration was reviewed was in 2006. The current review has been going on for more than a year and in January, the board adopted a consultant’s report from Lamb & Associates of Nanaimo. The human resources consultant recommended the board adopt the pay rates for the Central Kootenay Regional District, which has the highest rates in the province. In its report, the consultants noted that, “electoral area directors are not receiving sufficient remuneration for the board functions performed and for the time they spend performing these functions.” They added that the new pay rates, “address concerns made by the electoral directors that they are considerably underpaid.”

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• Hosted successful Easter Events. Over 500 children attended in 2012. • Created and developed a website. • Organized Spring Downtown Cleanups. • Organized Walk For The Health Of It Mondays at noon in Spirit Square from March through May 2011. • Partnered with the Pier Street Association to extend the Heron Banners from the Royal Bank south to My Appy Place. • Launched two Street Pianos to rave reviews, at River City Art Fest. • Invited Rick Mercer to Campbell River to Swim with the Salmon. The footage was shown on the season premiere of the Mercer Report. • Worked with the City to revitalize the grounds around the Tidemark Theatre and the Library. • Purchased three new benches for the Tidemark/Library Courtyard. • The wooden flower barrels were replaced with thirty-one new “rustic” ceramic pots. • Leased a sidewalk cleaner from the City in an attempt to maintain the Downtown sidewalks. • Worked with the City, Pier St. and the Spirit Square Manager to coordinate Christmas lighting. • Purchased $4,000.00 of red and green lights to decorate the black lamp standards and lights for the Christmas Tree Light Up. • Purchased $400.00 of lights to outline the Tidemark Theatre and the Library. • Hosted successful Starlight Shopping Events and Big Truck Parades. The parade route was extended from the Maritime Heritage Centre south to the bottom of Rockland Road. • Sponsored Lunches in the Square, River City Art Fest, Canada Day Celebrations, Show N’ Shine and the Angel Tree.

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Hydro to increase Campbell River flows to support spawning steelhead More water, more fish. That’s the plan as BC Hydro gets set to release greater volumes of water from the John Hart Dam. “This fish migration flow is intended to attract steelhead to spawning habitat within the canyon up to Elk Falls,” said Hydro spokesman Stephen Watson in a news release. T h e f iv e w a t e r releases will begin Feb. 19-20 and continue each Tuesday and Wednesday until completion on March 20. A public river safety advisory is in place from John Hart Dam to Elk Falls during the migration flows. The minimum fish habitat flow down Elk Falls Canyon is four cubic metres per second (m3/s). For the migration flows it will be increased to 10 m3/s. Out of consideration for public safety, BC Hydro will increase the water discharge from the dam on Mon-

BC Hydro will increase the flow of water out of the Elk Falls canyon and into the Campbell River next week in order to accommodate steelhead spawning habitat.

day nights. The highest public safety risk is when water flows are increasing. BC Hydro advises the public to stay away from the river from John Hart Dam to Elk Falls, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, until March 20. “ T h e r ive r fl ow

may not be noticeably higher, but this is when it can be the most dangerous with the stronger currents,” said Watson. The higher release of water is also expected to attract the curious. The public viewing platform beside Elk

Falls is the safest place to see the water cascading over the 25-metre falls. Given the low water levels in the reservoir, BC Hydro will lower water discharges from the generating station during the steelhead migration flow so that

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No one was injured in two recent separate fires that required evacuating a commercial building and a apartment. On Feb. 7, the fire alarm went off in a commercial building located in the 1000 block of Shoppers Row. As the occupants were evacuating the building, they called 911 to report that heavy black smoke was coming out of a vent at the rear of the building. Fire crews quickly determined a fire was burning in the restaurant kitchen, and firefighters extinguished the cooking oil fire using dry chemical extinguishers. “The fire protection system installed in the kitchen did its job by limiting the spread of fire until fire crews arrived,” said Fire Chief Ian Baikie. “The system also automatically alerted people in the building by activating the fire alarm.” On Monday, fire crews responded to an alarm in an apartment located in the 300 block of Dogwood Street. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze located in the bedroom of a third-storey apartment.. “Firefighters assisted the lone occupant to safety outside the apartment,” says Chief Baikie. “She was not injured, however, emergency social services resources were called in to provide temporary housing for the woman and her husband.” Fire investigators have determined that the cause of both fires was accidental. “The occupants of both buildings are credited with evacuating the premises when fire alarm sounded,” Baikie added.



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Drive Smart BC “Bright” Pedestrians At the beginning of last December 2X14 I wrote about my experiences as a pedestrian at night in the lower mainland of BC and how dangerous it can be. This time I’m going to admire my neighbour TYEE who goes out in all CHEV weather to walk her dogs. When it’s dark she wears a white LED headlight with a reflective vest and she puts a red LED light on the collar of each dog. There’s no mistaking them as they walk along the road edge! Reflective material, whether it be a vest, an armband or even trim on your clothing is the first step toward becoming a bright pedestrian. No batteries are required and these reflectors don’t break, leaving you unprotected. Not stylish you say? I would rather be in one piece rather than in style. Bright LED arm bands are an inexpensive purchase these days. Wrap one around your right upper arm, or better still, both upper arms and you are ready to face the dark as a bright pedestrian. Switching them to blink tends to draw the eye of other road users making you more visible and more likely to be yielded to or passed by at a safe distance. There are other styles of LED strips available to fit many recreational needs. Bicycles, baby strollers, dog collars and leashes, even in the visors of runner’s caps are examples of these versatile lights. There really is no need to go unseen at night, be a “bright” pedestrian. The author is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit

Board: brakes put on financial plan Continued from A1

Brenda Leigh, representative for Area D (Oyster River-Ocean Grove). But again, the governance for garbage was put aside for another day which became a common theme at Wednesday’s board meeting in Campbell River. The board also put the brakes on approving the 2013-2017 financial plan and next year’s budget, after Campbell River representative Claire Moglove made a motion to strike three items from the budget. She wanted to get rid of the recommendations to hire human resources and communications employees for the regional district and Strathcona Gardens recreation complex. Earlier in the day, at another meeting, the Gardens’ board also expressed its view that two new employees

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were not required. “Strathcona Gardens does not want a human resources and communications position,” said Moglove. However, some members of the regional district board believe these are positions that need to be filled. As a result, the potential positions were later discussed by the board behind closed doors. The other item that sent the board in-camera was the proposed rate hikes for water

that the City of Campbell River sells to its Area D neighbour. The city is increasing rates for its residents and council believes Area D should pay its share, while director Leigh is against the fee hike. Board chair Ted Lewis asked staf f how the delays would impact the budget. The board was told it has until March 31 to finalize the budget and there is a regular meeting scheduled for March 13. The last item put on hold was the borrowing bylaw for the Rod Brind’Amour Arena at Strathcona Gardens. The brine line system, cement pad and dasher-boards need replacing in the 40-year-old arena, and the the project cost is $1.1 million. Leigh suggested the Gardens’ board use the $320,000 it has in reserve to lower the cost of short-term bor-

THEY SAID IT: “It costs a lot of money to’s irresponsible.” – Area D Director Brenda Leigh

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rowing. “It costs a lot of money to borrow… it’s irresponsible,” she said of the proposal to borrow all the money. But Campbell River representative Larry Samson said it doesn’t make sense to deplete the reserves when there could be unexpected breakdowns of equipment or ice cleaning machines. He also pointed out the repairs are desperately required and further delaying the project could impact next season’s hockey

and figure skating seasons. “To use a pun, we’re skating on thin ice. The brine lines are showing,” Samson said. Nevertheless, work has already begun at the arena which surprised Campbell River Mayor Walter Jakeway. “How can can a contract be started if it’s not approved?” he asked. Staff responded that the work was approved in last year’s budget and the bylaw to borrow came up this year.


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Cooking up support Last summer, Marine Harvest Canada’s salmon barbeque cooked up over $15,000 of support for local charities from the Comox Valley to Port Hardy. Marine Harvest Canada is now booking fundraising events for the 2013 summer barbeque season. If your charity or society is interested, please see our guidelines and application at Deadline for application submission is Friday, March 15th. Thanks to the Real Canadian Superstore, Campbell River Boatland and Powerserve Energy Ltd. for their continued support of this initiative.


Two separate fires force occupants to evacuate No one was injured in two recent separate fires that required evacuating a commercial building and a apartment. On Feb. 7, the fire alarm went off in a commercial building located in the 1000 block of Shoppers Row. As the occupants were evacuating the building, they called 911 to report that heavy black smoke was coming out of a vent at the rear of the building. Fire crews quickly determined a fire was burning in the restaurant kitchen, and firefighters extinguished the cooking oil fire using dry chemical extinguishers. “The fire protection system installed in the kitchen did its job by limiting the spread of fire until fire crews arrived,” said Fire Chief Ian Baikie. “The system also automatically alerted people in the building by activating the fire alarm.” On Monday, fire crews responded to an alarm in an apartment located in the 300 block of Dogwood Street. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze located in the bedroom of a third-storey apartment.. “Firefighters assisted the lone occupant to safety outside the apartment,” says Chief Baikie. “She was not injured, however, emergency social services resources were called in to provide temporary housing for the woman and her husband.” Fire investigators have determined that the cause of both fires was accidental. “The occupants of both buildings are credited with evacuating the premises when fire alarm sounded,” Baikie added.

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The ‘realities’ of a long-time addict and thief PAUL RUDAN CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR

Confessing to two more robberies won’t cost Richard Butland more jail time. The 44-year-old man is currently serving a fouryear prison sentence for a December 2011 robbery in Nanaimo. Two months earlier, Butland pulled off a pair of robberies in Campbell River. On the afternoon of Oct. 14, 2011, Butland donned a toque and concealed his face as he walked into the downtown Scotia Bank and announced, “This is a bank robbery. Everyone down.” As Butland fled with the loot, it contained a concealed dye pack which went off and stained the cash just outside the bank. But Butland kept going, hopped into a stolen car and

sped away from the scene. The vehicle was later found by Mounties by 9th Avenue and Thulin Street. Ag ain, Butland had escaped, but officers did find discarded clothing which matched the description of the garments worn by the bank robber. It also contained DNA evidence which came back as a match for Butland. But getting the DNA results didn’t happen within a day like it does on the CSI shows. In fact, it took several months. Police were still looking for a suspect when Butland committed his second robbery in two days. Once again, Butland disguised his face and wore a hat as he entered People’s Drug Mart in Willow Point, demanded money and escaped with $250.

THEY SAID IT: “He doesn’t want this portayed as a sob story, just the reality of his life” – Defence lawyer

Later that day, police were checking a suspicious vehicle when beige clothing and Tilly hat, just like the robber wore, were found inside. A hair found on the headband of the hat was sent for DNA analysis and, again, came back months later as match for Butland. Butland managed to get out of Campbell River, but was arrested two months later following the Nanaimo robbery.


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agreed. The court heard that most of Butland’s problems are connected to his heroin addiction which started in his early 30s. The drug life led to lengthy periods of incarceration. Butland appeared to be doing well after moving to Campbell River and finding a good job in construction. However, his fragile world fell apart when a security check came back revealing his lengthy criminal record. As a result, he lost the job, started living in homeless shelters, got back into drugs which led to the robberies. “He doesn’t want this portrayed as a sob story, just the reality of his life,” said Butland’s lawyer. Butland has 34 months remaining on his prison sentence.


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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing regarding the following will be held in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 St. Ann’s Road in Campbell River, B.C. at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES EXTENDED TO MARCH 25, 2013 Notice is hereby given that the City of Campbell River, in cooperation with the Willow Point

Business Improvement Area Association (WPBIA), is proposing to re-establish the Willow CITY CURRENTS Point Business Improvement Area for a 5 year term.

Proposal for Zoning Bylaw 3250 Text Amendment: That the City of Campbell River is considering a text amendment to Zoning Bylaw 3250, 2006 to define and add “Pet Services” to the Commercial Two (C-2), Commercial Four (C-4) and the Industrial One (I-1) zone. Bylaw No: 3497, 2012.

Over the past 5 years the owners of Class 6 (Business/Other) property lying within 6X9 the Willow Point Business Improvement Area (WPBIA) have paid a “local service tax”.

The tax is collected by the City of Campbell River to be used by the WPBIA to operate a “business promotional scheme”. The funds raised through the local service tax have enabled the WPBIA to promote Willow Point through marketing and beautification projects. The boundaries of the WPBIA are defined on the following map. In order for the WPBIA to continue operating, City Council must adopt a new bylaw which would re-establish the WPBIA for 5 years. The Association has asked that the bylaw be processed as a “Council initiative” under the authority of the Community Charter – Part 7, Division 5. Under the “Council initiative” method, Council may, by bylaw, proceed with the renewal of the WPBIA unless at least 50% of the owners of the parcels that would be subject to the local service tax sign a petition against, and the persons signing are the owners of parcels that in total represent at least 50% of the assessed value of land and improvements that would be subject to the local service tax. WPBIA’s proposed budget is: $17,840 in 2013, $18,732 in 2014, $19,668 in 2015, $20,651 in 2016 and $21,685 in 2017, with increases of 5% per year over the next 4 years. In order to raise the funds requested by the WPBIA for 2013, owners of Class 6 property lying within the WPBIA would be required to pay a local service tax at a rate of approximately $1.76 per $1,000 of assessed value of the improvements (buildings) on their property. Owners of Class 6 property located within the WPBIA boundary, that are opposed to the renewal of the WPBIA, must notify the City in writing no later than March 25, 2013 (extended deadline). Information relating to the renewal of the Willow Point Business Improvement Area, including copies of the relevant legislation, is available for inspection during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday at Campbell River City Hall, 301 St. Ann’s Road. Information can also be obtained by e-mailing tracy.bate@, or by calling 250-286-5705. For more information on the WPBIA’s business promotional scheme please contact WPBIA President, Sandra Allen at (250) 923-3121. T. Bate, Deputy City Clerk


Contact: Land Use Services Department at 250-286-5726.

A copy of this proposal may be inspected at the City Hall, Land Use Services Department on any regular business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday inclusive except Statutory Holidays, from February 8, 2013 to February 19, 2013. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw that is the subject of this hearing. Please note that legal considerations prevent Council from receiving any representations or submissions after the close of the Public Hearing. A speakers list will be available for persons wishing to speak at the Public Hearing. You may register in advance by calling 250-2865700 or at the Public Hearing. Chris Osborne, MRTPI Planner

NOTICE OF REVITALIZATION TAX EXEMPTION Pursuant to section 227 of the Community Charter, Council for the City of Campbell River gives notice that Council proposes to adopt Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Amendment Bylaw No 3501, 2013. The reason for the bylaw is to expand the “Special Commercial Area” to promote greater revitalization of the downtown shown on the plan below (the “Special Commercial Area”) through the development and redevelopment of commercial buildings in City Centre Downtown (as defined in Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 3392, 2009). The amount of the tax exemption that would be provided for the development or redevelopment of commercial buildings within the Special Commercial Area is 100% of the municipal property tax as a result of the land value improvement as determined by the British Columbia Assessment Authority. The maximum term of a tax exemption within the Special Commercial Area is 5 years. Contact: Kevin Brooks, Senior Planner, City of Campbell River, Land Use Services Department at 250-286-5726.



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EDITOR: Alistair Taylor

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Crackdown on distracted drivers needed A provincial crackdown on distracted driving by police during the month of February is a welcome step. Police say statistics show that 30 per cent of traffic deaths are due We say: Lots of to distracted drivers, with 37 per effort on impaired cent of serious injuries in crashes attributed to drivers not paying drivers but little proper attention to the road. These are staggering numbers and on the distracted beg the question — why has so much effort been put into tightening up drinking and driving laws, and so little towards distracted drivers?

Drivers talking on cellphones or texting are the most commonly-distracted, but there are many reasons that drivers become distracted. Police will be on the lookout for all kinds of distractions during February, and chances are they won’t have much trouble spotting some. Despite a law that is now three years old, which prohibits people from talking on hand-held phones while driving, it remains a very common practice. Sit at a major inersection for five to 10 minutes and watch drivers. If people need to talk on their phones so badly while driving, they should be setting up a hands-free

system in their vehicles. Yet many continue to ignore this option — and put their own lives, and those of others, at risk by their bad behaviour. Part of the reason this problem persists may be the minimal fines. While police have issued almost 106,000 violations since January, 2010, the fine for using a hand-held phone while driving is just $167. Members of the public need to take the issue seriously and pull over when making a call. At the same time, lawmakers need to consider if stiffer penalties for driving while distracted are needed. – Black Press


Libraries - Yes! - but don’t forget the rest Libraries are “our community space for the confluence of people and ideas,” according to Matt Hinch. Libraries are a piece of a whole complex of rich cultural life and need to be valued as such. Free access to information is essential to a democracy, we have always believed, as informed people make informed decisions. But, where does the flowing together of people and ideas actually occur? I would argue that a lot of discussion and opinion making occurs in Campbell River’s coffee shops. There people discuss newspaper articles, and various ideas presented on-line, digest the opinions of their friends and co-workers, and relate personal experiences. Beyond that, I have been impressed with the spate of institutions offering thoughtful discussions. The Museum offered a form of Philosopher’s Cafe. The Art Gallery has an art lecture series. North Island College Continued on A9 We welcome your opinions on stories and issues published in our pages as well as issues of broader concern encountered elsewhere. Please keep your letters brief. We reserve the right to edit for length and liability. E-mail them to editor@

Liberals planning a B.C. forest giveaway Given the short duration of the upcoming legislative session and the provincial election to follow, a government plan to introduce a scant two-paragraph bill granting it powers to fundamentally alter the course of forestry in B.C. is disturbing to say the least. According to several sources who have been briefed on the legislation, the bill would give the provincial cabinet powers to grant forest companies de facto private control over public forestlands without first having to notify or consult with the public. Instead of companies enjoying rights to log set volumes of trees on public forestlands, companies would

gain dramatically expanded pow- those events, various government ers to log trees on defined areas documents were leaked indicatthat in effect become their own ing that the provincial governsemi-private fiefdoms. ment was revisiting a controverThe bill follows a year in which sial “rollover” idea first pursued the government has faced mount- 25 years ago. At that time it met ing criticism over a forest health with such a groundswell of politicrisis due to decades cal and public opposiof over-cutting and an tion that the initiative Ben Parfitt unprecedented mounwas scuttled. Guest Column tain pine beetle attack. Then provincial forNumerous sawmills now face clo- est critic and MLA for Prince sure, with all the hardships that Rupert, Dan Miller, called it portends for many rural commu- “privatization on a massive scale” nities. and warned: “Never before in the It also follows the losses of saw- history of the province has this mills in Burns Lake and Prince kind of giveaway been contemGeorge due to explosions and plated.” ensuing fires. In the wake of The policy as then envisioned

is precisely the one now being contemplated by the government. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson indicated so in a letter last September to Steve Zika, CEO of Hampton Affiliates, which owns the destroyed Burns Lake mill. If the new legislation passes, the provincial cabinet could grant forest companies the rights to roll over numerous volume-based forest licences into area-based Tree Farm Licences. TFLs bestow by far the most secure rights of access to publicly owned trees of any arrangement with the provincial government. The new legisla-

tion could massively expand their use, beyond the limited number now issued. TFL lands still remain publicly owned and the government still collects timber-cutting or stumpage fees from the companies logging them (although distressingly few such fees in recent years). But once a TFL is granted, a company has something that is very difficult for the province to take back without triggering prohibitively expensive compensation payouts. Worse, TFLs become tradable or sellable assets. If the right corporate suitor comes along, say a penContinued on A9



Fabric of community Continued from A8 has a author’s series on right now. Still further, many groups offer stimulation and discussion. Every March Words on the Water brings writers that are the best on the West Coast. Book stores and book clubs are venues for discussion and friendship. Churches and other worship cen-

ters weekly present a perspective on life. School informs and forms life long beliefs. The community center offers physical space for groups. Good local theatre engages as it entertains. Libraries are still a source of information both for print and electronically delivered material. They are a

resource for everyone, and, they are particularly important for people who have limited personal resources and who don’t have electronic devices or buy books and magazines. Libraries as sources of knowledge are a part of the whole fabric of our community life. Ruth McMonagle Campbell River

Forestry: Delay implementing such legislation Continued from A8 sion fund that has zero interest in maintaining sawmills let alone building desperately needed value-added facilities like furniture plants, so be it. Fo r e s t c o m p a n y executives routinely trot out the trope that TFL’s provide them the security they need to invest in renewing forests. But such claims are not credible. Companies have historically made the minimal reforestation investments required by law regardless of the licensing arrangement with the government.

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The “security” argument is a smokescreen, then, designed to draw attention away from the real reason companies covet TFLs — their asset value. The government will no doubt argue that by granting Hampton a TFL it gives the company the assurance it needs to build a new mill in Burns Lake. But in making the offer to all other forest companies, the government opens the door to a rapid escalation in corporate control of public forestlands. With the change, some of the biggest forest companies in

the province — Canfor, West Fraser and Tolko — could gain unprecedented sway over public forestlands, without having to make any investments along the lines of what Hampton proposes. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of such a fundamental change on the eve of a provincial election is that the government leaves unaddressed the most evident problems. Our forests face the gravest health crisis in modern history. Communities that h ave f o r d e c a d e s depended on our forests for their social and


Officers elected to library board of trustees The Board of Trustees for Vancouver Island Regional Library held its Annual General Meeting on February 9, 2013 and elected its officers for 2013. Bruce Jolliffe, representing the Comox Valley Regional District was elected by acclamation as Board Chair. Brenda Leigh, representing the Strathcona Regional District was elected by acclamation as ViceChair. Ronna-Rae Leonard, representing the City of Courtenay fills the position of Past Chair. Eight members at large were elected to serve on the Board’s executive committee including Ron Kerr from Campbell River.

economic wellbeing, face equally daunting challenges. Yet there is a way out. Policies that would end rampant wood waste, policies that would earmark certain forested areas as available to log in exchange for company commitments to make minimal investments in new or modernized mills, policies that would result in greater, more effective reforestation efforts, are all within our grasp. In their absence, giving what remains of our forests away is lunacy. A responsible gov-

ernment would delay implementing such contentious legislation and give the public time to digest just what the implications of such a move are. Or the Opposition could signal now that should such a bill pass it would be immediately repealed upon a change in government. Ben Parfitt is resource policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ BC Office and author of Making the Case for a Carbon Focus and Green Jobs in BC’s Forest Industry.


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Rick’s CPR was a wife-saving effort A family crisis at Christmas has turned into a new year’s celebration of sorts for Rick and Lynn Frey of Campbell River. On Dec. 23, Rick had just come into the house to take a break from yard work when a visiting friend alerted him to his wife’s collapse. Having taken a first aid course for his job as a commercial fisher man, Rick drew upon that knowledge and started cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Lynn who had suffered a major heart attack. “I don’t know how I did it, but I just did

what needed to be done. I just knew I couldn’t lose her,â€? said Rick. “I should probably do another course, as it has been years since I took one.â€? Lynn continues to recover, and on Thursday, hubby Rick was honoured by the BC Ambulance Service for his wife-saving effort. “Taking the time to learn CPR can save lives,â€? said Minister of Health Margaret MacDiarmid. “Congratulations‌Thanks to your quick-thinking actions you will be able to celebrate a very special Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.â€? During a presenta-

tion at the ambulance station on 2nd Avenue, Rick was presented with a Vital Link award. The ambulance service presents the award to recognize members of the public who save a life and to raise awareness of the importance of CPR. A cardiac arrest victim is four times more likely to survive if they receive CPR from a bystander. However, in approximately 85 per cent of all cardiac arrest cases, this basic procedure is not performed. B.C. ambulance paramedics attend 2,4002,800 cardiac arrest calls each year. Fewer

than 12 per cent of people who have a cardiac arrest survive. The Freys are well known in Campbell River. Rick’s daughter Marine Frey was one of victims of mass murderer Robert Picton and Lynn worked t i re l e s s ly t o h e l p find her missing step daughter. Call it a hear tfelt moment as Rick and Lynn Frey kiss on Valentine’s Day. The two were at the BC Ambulance station where Rick was honoured for performing CPR on Lynn after she suffered a near-fatal heart attack just before Christmas. PAUL RUDAN/THE MIRROR

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Coming down the tracks on Feb. 23-24 will be the ever-popular North Island Model Railroaders show at the Museum at Campbell River.

All aboard the model train show “ChooChoo. Attention passengers, next stop Campbell River!” It’s that time of year again – the North Island Model Railroaders annual show at the Museum at Campbell River is back. On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. (12 – 4 p.m. on Sunday), the community is invited to come see the excite-

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The electric Lego train will be back. And for the third year in a row, a wonderful display and demonstration of fully functioning radiocontrolled miniature heavy equipment will be on site. Watch them do real work with real hydraulics. Questions are always encouraged as many Railroader members

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Joan Taylor and Gerry Wright will walk the El Camino de Santiago trail in Spain to raise money for Operation Eyesight.

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Growing community around local agriculture A screening of Edible City at the Campbell River North Island College Theatre on

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Would you like to create and trade miniature works of art? Why not check out the next Artist Trading Card event at the Campbell River Art Gallery, Thursday, February 21st at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome, please bring 15-20 cards to trade and tell your friends so there will be new faces and cards. Cards should be 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches exactly so they fit in the sleeves that are used for saving baseball cards. The theme is open. Original cards, not photocopies, are preferred. The cards are miniature works of art and are meant to be traded, not bought or sold. This is a fun, social and creative program that meets four times a year to swap trading cards. The only difference between these and sports trading cards is that you create your own homemade 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch trading card like a miniature work of art. Your cards can be painted, collaged, mixed media, photographs,

three dimensional shapes, or found objects. There are no rules. It’s up to you where your creativity leads you. Sign the back as you would any art work and add contact info if you wish ATCs have grown in popularity since their invention in 1996 in Switzerland. The Campbell River Art Gallery was the first place in BC to host an ATC event in 1999. Wendy Toogood, an artist from Nakusp, then teaching in Calgary at the Alberta College of Art, encouraged us to do this event in conjunction with her show at the gallery. Her partner, Chuck Stake had been trading with artists in Switzerland since the beginning of ATC and hosting trading sessions in Calgary. Let’s keep this wonderful sharing of art going - come out and trade with other artists The Gallery is located at 1235 Shoppers Row (the same building as the Visitor Info Centre). For more info call 250-287-2261.




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The female experience given voice in The Vagina Monologues at the Tidemark Theatre March 8





V-Day will take on a new meaning in Campbell River this year. Rather than Valentine’s Day, V-Day touches down on March 8 – a day set

aside to help those in our community who are struggling with abuse. The Campbell River Women’s Centre will be bringing Tony award winning playwright and performer Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to

Laura Appleton-Jones in a scene from The Vagina Monologues.

the Tidemark Theatre. “We’re in the midst of celebrating the Campbell River Women’s Centre’s 30th year and the play is part of that,” said Georgette Whitehead, executive director of the Vancouver Island North Women’s Resource Society which operates the Women’s Centre. Ninety per cent of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the local Women’s Centre which provides free walk-in crisis and support counselling and programs for poverty relief as well as an annual school supply drive for local schools. Whitehead is producing the play which will be performed by eight local women for the third time since 2005 in Campbell River. Half of them have no prior acting experience but were drawn to the worthy cause behind the performance. The actresses – all volunteers as are the crew and director – have been rehearsing since mid-November,

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five days a week. Julie Rigby of Quadra Island has been acting since she was a child, but has found the Vagina Monologues to be a challenge. “I found it very challenging, especially the monologue, the Flood, which I do,” Rigby said. “I find it very sad and in rehearsal you have to go there so I feel like I’ve been carrying around this character with me for months. It’s tough and I know all the ladies here feel that too.” The play combines a bit of humour, sadness and emotion. The piece is based on the answers Ensler found by talking to women about their emotional and sexual experiences. None of the characters in the play have a name, but each tell their own story or monologue. Director Margaret Keane, who has worked as a director with River City Players for four years, said she was approached to direct Campbell River’s rendition and



Rehearsing a scene from The Vagina Monologues are (from left) Patricia Derrick, Joanne Banks, Darlene Bentley, Julie Rigby, Corinne Koschack, and Karen Holmes.

couldn’t turn down the opportunity. “I read the book in the mid-90s when it came out and I thought it would be

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Jeannie Schweitzer practices with some props.

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LEO You make a few changes in your daily routine. You may also feel the necessity to make some changes in your circle of friends. Your family will be your first priority. VIRGO You are able to build a harmonious atmosphere around you. You are dynamic and you will bring some important people together in order to make decisions at work or at home. LIBRA There is lots of work on the horizon for you and, in particular, many details to take into consideration. Take advantage of your meticulous nature and finish what you started. SCORPIO This is the right moment to take some fairly drastic steps in recovering your self-esteem. Perhaps a short therapy session will also be necessary. SAGITTARIUS Family is your priority. If you have young children, take the time to organize spring break or to plan some nice activities to do with them. CAPRICORN You certainly have lots to say for yourself. You express out loud what others only think. Your opinion will be very important in solving a problem. AQUARIUS All that’s necessary for you to become a homeowner is to figure out a good budget. Generally speaking, you’re not easily intimidated and you’re determined to reach your goals. PISCES You might decide suddenly to go on a trip to escape the rigours of winter. You’ll feel like spoiling yourself as your birthday approaches. ANSWER TO CROSSWORD


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wo local families are hoping the world’s inaugural Angelman Awareness Day will help educate and inform the public about a severe neurological disorder that affects their daughters. Winna Mitchell’s daughter Jessie Standbridge and Sherri Ordway’s foster daughter Haylee Love sparkle with personality. Both young women, who have recently graduated from local high schools, are loving, smiling and affectionate family members, but they face grave challenges. They are affected by a rare geneticbased disorder that prevents some brain neurones from functioning correctly and leads to significant developmental delays. The disorder, called Angelman Syndrome after British doctor Dr. Harry Angelman, who first identified it, means that the young women are not able to speak. They have problems with coor-

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dination and balance and they often suffer from severe seizures. Sleeping difficulties are notorious among people with Angelman Syndrome and they often flap their arms. However, people with the condition are often characterized as ‘Angels’ because of their demeanour. They frequently laugh, smile and are extremely excitable, so they bring great joy to those around them. They are linked by a common attraction and fascination with water, and they can play for hours in the bath, in a pool, or even with a bowl of water. Mitchell said her daughter Standbridge,

who is the second of her three children, brings a huge amount of happiness into their home. “Everyone should have an angel in their home,” she laughingly said. “It’s hard some days, but Jessie’s pure innocence and joy is wonderful.” Ordway is currently Love’s “home share provider,” now that she has turned 19, but was her foster mother for seven years before that, and provided respite care for Love for five years prior to becoming her foster parent. She said there are daily frustrations as they deal with love’s health and care issues, but the good

outweighs the challenges. “Just the joy she brings to everyone around her is amazing,” Ordway said. “Every day is an adventure, you never get bored.” Because it’s such a rare condition, Angelman Syndrome is often misdiagnosed as severe autism or cerebral palsy. Both Ordway and Mitchell agree that the lack of information among members of the public about the condition is part of what causes

Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder characterized by: ■ intellectual and developmental delay ■ sleep disturbance ■ seizures ■ jerky movements (especially handflapping) ■ frequent laughter or smiling ■ a usually happy demeanour. such frustration. When their daughters loudly squeal rather than talking, strangers can be less than understanding. They’re hoping that the first International Angelman Aware-

ness Day will help educate the public. Through the Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society, as well as social media like Facebook, they’re in touch with other parents across the country

and around the world who are facing the same challenges. Well-known Irish actor Colin Farrell has a child with Angelman Syndrome, and he’s been working to raise awareness, which has helped create more attention for the cause. A move to create an International Awareness Day came together quickly in recent months, and both Mitchell and Ordway jumped on board to help, with support Continued on A20

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Haig Brown Camp is an outdoor-focused camp located on the beautiful heritage grounds of the historical Haig Brown site along the Campbell River. To find the online survey, go to the City of Campbell River website and Click on the Recreation link, or use this link here. Summer camps can

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Angels: First annual awareness day Continued from A19

from the Campbell River and District Association for Community Living, which provides services and support for adults with developmental disabilities. “We have friends all over the world

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to providing loving households and the one-to-one interactions necessary to provide a stable, affectionate environment for their “angels.” “Their safety and their happiness is the number one concern,” Mitchell said.”That will never change.”


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June 16, 1938 - February 7, 2013 In the true Viking spirit of his ancestors Lenny left us for Valhalla ďŹ ghting on with failing heart to the end. Len was born in Rock Bay, June 16, 1938. He spent the ďŹ rst 29 years of his life in Port Neville in a logging camp. It was there he met his wife of nearly 51 years, Sharon and later moved to Campbell River to raise their family. Len continued logging for a while but then changed careers and joined BC Hydro, where he worked for 25 years until health issues forced early retirement. During those 25 years Len formed many lasting friendships with his co-workers. Len loved his hockey, from watching son Laurie play for years to his Canucks! Len loved the outdoors, camping, ďŹ shing, hunting and his veggie garden. He didn’t love horses but learned to for his girls Leona and Leanne. He loved his 4 legged buddies, Brandy, Sheena and Meggy. Len’s moose hunting trips were legendary passing his vast knowledge to son Laurie, grandson Reece and all his “second sonsâ€? that joined the hunt. Len loved camping at the “Damâ€? with family and friends, one of his favorite spots. He and Sharon travelled a lot across Canada and the Yukon in their ďŹ fth wheel cruising and many trips to warm places. Len endured many health issues but never complained. He was so loved and will be so missed by his loving wife Sharon, daughters Leona, Leanne, son Laurie (Shelley) and lights of his life grandson Reece and granddaughter Halle, sister Anita (Ken) brother Ed (Chris), brother-in-law Terry (Lois), numerous nieces and nephews and so many friends. Len was predeceased by his father Otto, mother Helen, brother Gordon and his beloved dog Brandy. Len we will forever miss your big as life personality, wicked sense of humor and your kind, loving, giving heart. We were blessed to have you. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Eagles Hall on Sunday, February. 17 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. In lieu of owers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The most painful tears are not the ones that fall from your eyes. It’s the ones that fall from your heart and cover your soul. –Author Unknown-

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May 8, 1943 - February 8, 2013 It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Gordy, on February 8th 2013 at Campbell River General Hospital. He slipped away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Gordy is predeceased by his loving wife, Trudy, of over 40 years. He spent his career as a salesman for Detroit Diesel, and was known for his charm, and great sense of humour. He easily made friends wherever he went. Gordy enjoyed boating and camping with his family and friends; though, his true passion was his motorcycle trips with Trudy, and the many great rides with his buddies. He will be sorely missed by all his family and many great friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Ramsey, Dr. James and all the staff at Campbell River General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital, BC Cancer Agency and volunteers at the Canadian Cancer Society Lodge. A private celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of owers, please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society Lodge in Victoria.

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Mr. John Talakoski Born in Finland October 18th 1950, passed away January 30th 2013. Came to Thunder Bay Ontario in 1969-1970. He is survived by his 4 children now living in Finland and his father in Thunder Bay Ontario. He worked as a heavy machine operator plus travelled to many camps in Ontario before coming to Port Alberni, BC. He helped out with the Bread of Life giving of himself all the time to many who called him friend. Then he went on to managing the Saratoga Beach Resort in Black Creek north of Courtenay BC. John was well loved by many. There will be a spreading of his ashes on the beach at Saratoga Beach Resort at a future date.



META SCHUCK 1924 - 2013. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Meta Schuck on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Meta lived life to the fullest, enjoying time in her garden; entertaining her friends; doing some traveling; volunteering at the Hospital Thrift Store; and of course, spending time with her family and grandchildren. Meta was born in Germany on October 27, 1924. She and her husband Heinz immiemigrated to the Yukon in 1973, then to Maui for a few years, then to the Okanagan for a few more years, eventually ending up in Campbell River in 2007. Meta was predeceased by her parents and her husband Heinz. She leaves behind her Sons Manfred s (Rosie) of Arnprior, Ontario and Werner (Debbie) of Campbell River; as well as grandchildren Krista and Simon of Ottawa, Mike and Vanessa of Campbell River and Victoria. There will be a Celebration of Meta’s Life later in the spring when the entire family can be together. Date to be announced at a later time. In lieu of owers, donations can be made in Meta’s name to the Campbell River Cancer Society or the Campbell River Hospital Auxiliary. Ruhe in Frieden Liebe Mutter


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BARBARA ELLEN ADDISON, formerly of 511 MACMILLAN DR, BOX 158, SAYWARD, BC, DECEASED. NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Administrator, Aaron Christopher Addison c/o 201467 Cumberland Road, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2C5 on or before March 15, 2013, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. DAVID A. McVEA Barrister and Solicitor Swift Datoo Law Corporation

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Thank you Dr. Ramsey for the wonderful care, compassion and friendship you’ve given Donnie over the years - You’re amazing! Very special thanks to our dear friends - the staff at Evergreen Seniors Home. You were all so good to and for Donnie for the few months he was there. He loved all of you. We only had Campbell River Home Support for a short time but the staff workers were wonderful. You certainly live up to your name. You were such a huge support. Hats off to the ambulance attendants both in Campbell River as well and to as and Victoria. from Victoria. You such took such care of him. andtofrom You took good good care of him. The nursing care Donnie received at Victoria General was great. At our hospital, the caring and kindness of the staff on 2S and 3N will never be forgotten. Carmen, we can’t thank you enough for your support, also Dr Mahoney and Dr. Frolic. The service couldn’t have been more beautiful. Thanks so very much Gail Glover, Murray Etty, our daughters Cindy and Shelly, my dear choir friends and director Cindy Taylor with her amazing musical talents. James, your slideshow was so lovely. Thanks to our friend Bob Glover and our nephews, Eddie Bellrose and Kevin Spooner, for ushering and Mike Cross for the sound system. Many thanks to the U.C.W. ladies for all the work they did did in in preparing such a lovely lunch. Thank you youfrom fromthe thebottom bottom of my our oldest grandson, of my heartheart to ourtooldest grandson James James, for the beautiful tribute you to Grandpa and I. Shelly for the beautiful tribute you sent tosent Grandpa and I. Shelly read itread just itmoments just moments he passed. he heard and it. loved it. beforebefore he passed. I knowI know he heard and loved We are so blessed to have such dear friends. Thanks to all of you for the cards, food, owers, phone calls, visits and ongoing support. To all our dear grandchildren and friends back home that were unable to attend, thanks for the support. And to all who were able to come from Sask., AB, and MB, it was so appreciated. I can never thank our Campbell River family enough for your love and support over the past months; it has been so empowering.

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1 & 2 Bdrms available at the Cedarbrook Apts. Heat & hot water incld. Adult oriented.Indoor cat welcome. On-site laundry.Ref Req. Call 250914-0105 to view. 2-Bdrm available immediately Orchard Park Apts. Secure building, oversize suites, large/ quiet private yard, new carpet, indoor cat welcome, on-site laundry. Ref req’d. Ph. 250203-5266. 2 BDRMS- Large townhouse style apts, close to hospital, 3 schools, on site W/D. Small pets ok. $750. 250-202-0656. BEAUTIFUL 2 bdrm apt, insuite W/D, $850/mth. 1661 Isl. Hwy. N/P, N/S. Avail Immed. Must see! 250-286-6408 CAMPBELL RIVER- 2 bdrm Townhouse, 930sq ft. NS/NP. 770 South Island Hwy. $700. Call (250)287-3990. CAMPBELL RIVER, newer large 2 bdrm, new paint, lam floors, W/D, elevator, $725 mo Avail immed. 1(250)474-0545 CR: Cedar Place 2 bdrm Apt. Avail immed. Responsible tenants wanted for a clean, quiet, secure, managed building w/ family atmosphere. Close to hospital. Laundry facilties on site. Refs req’d. 250-286-4881 MERECROFT Vill. Lg 1bdr, din/Liv, F/S/D, Ldry/Bldg, No smokers, cat? $700,250-2200814, Avail Mar 1. SEAVIEW MANOR, 1 & 2 BDRM Apts. Quiet, secure, includes heat & hot water onsite Manager. Call 250-2866513 or 250-204-5799. ST. ANDREWS Village. Large bright 1 & 2 Bedroom renovated apartments in quiet crime free building. Non smoking, near hospital. (250) 287-3556

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KITCHEN-AID MIXER, 300 watt motor, 4 1/2 qt, stainless steel bowl, dough hook & beaters, great condition $99.00. Call 250-923-7010

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TOOLS ANTIQUE DRILL press (serial #6275) and antique band saw (serial #62-4222), $995 each obo. Must go. Call for more info (250)287-3639.



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ELECTRICAL ELECTRICIAN Small jobs to new construction. B Connected Electrical. 250-204-2168.

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or 1-877-581-3311 We Deliver!! SEASONED CORDS of Fir or Mixed Firewood. Split & Delivered. 1/2 cords avail. Log Splitting avail. 250-203-5324. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

GARAGE SALES Use Clutter Busters. Experts in downsizing & estates. We love garage sales, attics, crawl spaces & clutter. Please visit our new store Pier Street Trading Post. Featuring our VINYL Cafe. Buy-Sell-TradeConsigmment. Welcome.Call 250-830-7118

SINGLE MODULAR Home. Valley Vista Estates. 2 bedroom. 1 bath. 980 sq.ft 55 plus. $110,500 call 250-8971812 to view CAMPBELL RIVER Beautiful 1765sq ft. 3 bd/2 bth bungalow on cul-de-sac. Large entrance, fam. rm. sun rm, open liv/din rm, 3/4” oak flooring, nicely landscaped, enclosed backyard, covered patio, sideyard RV parking with hookups, HEAT PUMP, 5 appls. $282,000.00. 250-923-7010 TWO BEDROOM 1.5 bath Mobile home for sale in a quiet neighbourhood. New roof, large deck on a beautiful .25 acre lot just a minutes walk to storries beach. $145,000. Call 1-250-923-6954 to view.



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





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.

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



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Water and City views. 2 bdrm suite with large balcony & beautiful views. Walk to shopping and all amenities. Heat, parking & storage incl with onsite laundry. Contact resident manager

250-287-7763 Turnkey Ocnfrt. 1 Bd. Avail. immed. N/S,N/P. $1,100-1,250 /mnth. Randy 250-830-4222

Under New Management BA, 1 & 2 BR spacious suites. Heat, hot water and parking included. On bus route, close to schools. $550 - $750. Move in incentives offered. Call 250-204-3342.

3 BDRM, 2 bath Georgia Park rancher w/garage. N/S, N/P, Ref. req’d. Avail March. 1st $1200/mth. Please call 250202-0931 after 5pm. 5 BDRM bsmt home (Campbell River) 771 S. Island Hwy. Basic family home on ocean front, $1200. Refs req’d. Avail Mar 1. (250)287-0011. 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. CAMPBELL RIVER- 2 bdrm level entry home with in suite laundry, all appls, window covering, close to NIC/Timberline, closes to transit routes. Asking $785/mo+ utils. Sorry No Pets or partiers. To View call: 250-286-6133. CAMPBELL RIVER- 3 bdrm upper level home w/in suite laundry, single car garage (great for storage), all appls, window coverings, close to NIC/Timberline, close to transit routes. Asking $975/mo+ utils. Sorry No Pets or partiers. To View: call 250-286-6133. C.R. OCEANFRONT fully furn. 3-Bdrm, 2 bath home - “short term” - $1800. obo. Avail Jan. 02/13. Drive by: 1047 S. Island Hwy. Call 1-604-892-5134 or OYSTER RIVER 1Bdrm cottage, newly remodeled, close to shops/bus,quiet 55+ adult bldgs. NS/NP. Laundry avail. $625. Call 250-923-2994 WILLOW POINT- 2 bdrm level entry home w/in suite laundry, all appls, window coverings, close to beaches, sm park across the road, on bus route. Asking $785/mo+ utils. Sorry No Pets or partiers. To view: call 250-286-6133.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING GOLDEN GROVE Care Facility has immediate openings in beautiful home like setting for seniors. Respite room available. For more info: 250923-7049.

SUITES, UPPER CAMPBELL RIVER- 3 bdrms, 1300sq ft, lrg kitchen/living rm, great ocean views, lots of storage. $1200 inclusive. Lease incentives. (250)830-0503. OCEAN VIEW. 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 decks. 5 appl’s. N/S, no partiers. Pet neg. Ref’s req’d. $1050. inclds utils. C.R. Call (250)850-4027.


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FURNISHED ROOMS $400450/ea Cable/wireless, laundry incl. Oceanview. 1/2 block to bus. NS/NP. 250-287-3616


ROOMS FOR rent in town. Single person only. No Pets. Avail. Immed. (250)203-3887

SUITES, LOWER DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 2 BDRM. 5 appl. Woodstove, garage/shed. Pets Ok. Avail. immed. $800. 250-286-1630 2 BDRM near all amen. $660. Cedar at 4th Avail now. 3 BDRM, 1.5 bath duplex. Avail. March 15th, newer flooring, paint etc, F/S, D/W, great condition, quiet central location. Can be avail. furnished if required . N/S, small pets negotiable, refs req’d. Call 250230-1416. CAMPBELL RIVER- 2 bdrm duplex, F/S, W/D, wood stove, close to hospital & town. NS/NP. $750. (250)286-4238. LARGE 3BDRM 3bth. Diningrm., rumpus rm, lg. laundry/storage. N/S. Some ocean view. Walk to town. Avail. Mar. 1. $975/mnth. 250-287-2745 SMALL 1-BDRM cabin, access to river. Close to downtown & bus. $650/mo. Quiet, N/S, N/P. (250)204-1346. WILLOW POINT- 4 bdrm duplex. 2812B Fairmile. Avail immed. $975. 250-898-8462.

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There’s a fabulously beautiful archipelago of islands, narrow passages and deep inlets backed by mountains that’s secreted away from most of us. The Museum at Campbell River and Mothership Adventures have teamed up to offer a lucky few a three day/four night journey through the Discovery Islands, Desolation Sound and up Bute Inlet from May 31 to June 4. They promise an unforgettable experience aboard the historic Columbia III, guided by historian and author Jeanette Taylor. The trip includes daily shore excursions for short hikes to old homesteads and archaeological sites. “This is an active

program,� says Taylor. “We take a small group of not more than ten on these trips, which allows us to get out and explore.� The tour starts in Campbell River and wends through a circuitous route among the nar row channels of the Discovery Islands, with stops at places like Maud Island to view the site of the Ripple Rock blast, Desolation Sound Marine Park, Read, Maurelle and Sonora Islands, Bute Inlet and Mitlenatch Island, a bird sanctuary. Every one of these destinations is memorable, says Taylor, but Bute Inlet is especially grand. It’s a very long inlet, piercing deep into the Coast Moun-

tains, with snowcapped mountains that are among the highest in the province. Weather allowing, the group will go by zodiac into both the Southgate and Homathko River estuaries at the head of the inlet. Taylor, whose book Tidal Passages, a History of the Discovery Islands, was on the BC Best Seller list for nearly a year, will share a wealth of tales about the intriguing characters who once lived in these isolated places. Though the region is now all but deserted, there were once many First Nations villages, followed homesteads and logging and fishing camps. The impeccablyrestored Columbia IIII is the perfect vessel for

a historic sites tour of this region. She was built to serve here over 50 years ago, one of the last in the Columbia Coast Mission’s fleet, bringing medical service to remote settlements. “It’s like a homecoming when we stop at places like the old store and post office at Refuge Cove aboard the Columbia III,� says Taylor. Organizers recommend you book soon as only five spots remain for this trip aboard the 68-foot Columbia III, at an all inclusive price of $1,740 per person, plus GST. For further information visit or www., or call 1-888-833-8887 to register.















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Cory Bukauskas of the bantam A Tyees powers to the net during Sunday’s seeding game against the Oceanside Generals at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Bukauskas scored once as Campbell River hammered the Generals 11-0.

Bantams face must-win game Sat. The Campbell River No. 1 Autobody Bantam A Tyees finished the Division 1 regular season tied for third place and just two points out of first place. The hockey team finished with a 6-6 record. The Tyees lost to Nanaimo on Jan 18, 8-3 (goals scored by Cory Bukauskas, Sage Lim and Tyler Dickson) then beat Victoria Racquet Club 8-6 on Jan. 19, at home, in the final regular season game. Goals were scored by Lim (2), Darian Swift (2), Bukauskas, Josh Coblenz, Brendan Hof f and Dustin Kew. The coaching staff

is very encouraged by the team’s strong play throughout the season and their continuous improvement. The players are committed to the systems that the coaches have implemented and are starting to play more instinctively rather than trying to remember what their role is at any given time. The Tyees began the round-robin portion of the Tier 2 playoffs with a road game at Powell River on Feb 2. This game was a wee bit of a nail-biter as the Tyees were dominating the play in the Kings zone but not turning the red light on.

Tyees’ goalie Kyle F ranceschini ke pt the biscuit out of the basket long enough for the Tyees to start to grind down the Kings. Bukauskas had a pair of goals while Olivia Knowles and Will McLean added singles in the Tyee 4-1 victory. On Feb. 9, the Oceanside Generals travel to Rod Brind’Amour Arena for the Tyees second round robin game. The Tyees didn’t let the Generals get comfortable at all in this game. They jumped out to an early lead, scoring two goals early in the first period. Rebounds

were the order of the day as the Tyees went into the dirty zones, earning more shots and burying them in the back of the net. Dominik Bellefleur made four great saves as the final shots on goal were 42-16 in favour of the Tyees. The score was a reflection of the shots on goal; the Tyees won 11-0. The number-one line re-established its offensive game as Coblenz led the scoring with four goals and four assists; Lim 4G, 3A; Dickson 3A; Devlin 1G, 1A; Bukauskas and Swift each had 1G; Hoff, Kew, Knowles and

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Wilson each had 1A. “Our players are doing what we’re asking of them,” said Head Coach Vince Devlin. “We’ve focused on getting them in position to succeed while understanding their role within the team dynamic. We will continue to fine tune a few things as we proceed further into the playoffs.” As the top team in the North Island zone, the Tyees host Saanich Braves in the Tier 2 cross-over semi-final game. This winnertake-all game is at the Rod Brind’Amoura Arena on Saturday, 2 p.m.

Twenty of the toughest Campbell River wrestlers traveled to Port Alberni last weekend for a gruelling two-day tournament. The group included eight wrestlers from Phoenix Middle School, four each from Carihi and Timberline secondary schools, and four from different elementary schools. The tournament provided a final tune-up for this weekend’s Island Championships and as a good preview for the upcoming B.C. High School Championships. The Phoenix girls team placed second in the Grade 6-8 division, led by Corinne Holmes’ gold medal, Jocelyn Sanionth’s silver, Brya Mountain and Aden Lovely’s bronze medals, and fourth place finishes by Dyna Parlee and Maya Hague. On the Phoenix boys side, Brady Assu and Ayden Anderson both wrestled their way to silver medals. Last year’s provincial champion, Ashley Osachuk from Timberline, dominated her competition on the way to winning her weight class, and was named – once again – the tournament’s most outstanding female wrestler. Up-and-comer CJ Foy of Timberline also made an impression with his gold medal performance in the Grade 9-10 division, while Alex Jinda of Carihi finished in fifth place behind many wrestlers from the mainland. Battling their way to silver medals in a very tough Grade 11-12 division was Brett Nelson of Timberline, Mike Herman of Carihi and Hailey Dean. Next on the agenda for Campbell River wrestlers is the Island Championships in Ucluelet this weekend.


Natalia Bellefleur, left, of the Campbell River Shito-Ryu Karate Club, spars with Amelia Cooper of Nanaimo’s Shima Karate School on Saturday at the Karate B.C. zone playoffs at Nanaimo’s Dover Bay Secondary School gym. Bellefleur won gold in her division.

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Campbell River Warriors defender Andrew Daniels (left) makes another strong clearing pass to foil the big and quick Comox forwards during Sunday’s U13 soccer playoff at Cedar field. The local boys were down 1-0 early, but came back to tie the game at the half and scored the only goal of the second half to win 2-1. This Sunday, the Warriors travel to Ladysmith to play in the upper Island final. Another win will bring the Island title game to Campbell River on March 3.

Switch 1080 does the trick Last weekend the second of the BC Series for Freestyle skiing, the Timber Tour, was held in Whistler. This competition featured slope style (rails and jumps), moguls, and half pipe. A number of skiers from the Podium of Life Snow Sports Academy were at the competition: Teal Harle, Todd Heard, and Erin Sketchley. Harle a Grade 10 student, who attends Podium of Life in the winter and Carihi Secondary for the remainder of the year, defended his gold medal perfor mance from last competition in slope style by finishing his run with a switch 1080 (skiing backwards, then rotating three times, then landing backwards). The judges were impressed and awarded him another gold medal. There is a video of his winning run on the Podium of Life Facebook page. He improved his silver medal result in moguls by winning his age group before the fog set in. He placed fourth in the half pipe. Heard of Nanaimo had a great run in the

park and won a silver medal. He then earned a fourth place finish in the half pipe. Sketchley, a Grade 8 Podium of Life student from Campbell River, finished in the top 10 for both slope style and

half pipe. Her slope style run included sliding rails and hitting huge air on some oversized jumps. She was skiing excellently in the moguls where her 360s were dialled in. But the com-

petition was cancelled due to the fog. The next BC series for freestyle skiing will be held in Silverstar mid March. Following that competition is the Junior Nationals at Apex mountain.








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Campbell River Mirror, February 15, 2013  

February 15, 2013 edition of the Campbell River Mirror