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Budget is all good, maintains visiting premier Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Despite these troubled economic times, the provincial Liberals have tabled a balanced, pre-election budget, and continue to develop overseas relationships that are helping drive the B.C. economy. So says Premier Christy Clark, who discussed government’s accomplishments and priorities at a Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon Friday at Crown Isle in Courtenay. “When I became premier two years ago, I said I was going to balance the budget,” Clark said. “I wasn’t unique in that. Every premier across the country said they were going to balance the budget two years ago.” However, B.C. and Saskatchewan are the only provinces to do so this year. “We got there because we have worked hard over 12 years to look after your money,” Clark said, noting the BC Jobs Plan, controlled spending and frozen salaries for senior public sector managers. Selling “non-strategic surplus government assets” and proposed income tax hikes on business and higher-income earn-

ers will also help. Clark said “sound fiscal management” has enabled a new regional hospital, a new trades training centre at North Island College and a new francophone school in the Comox Valley. “I very firmly believe that the best thing you can do for families is make sure our economy is strong and people have jobs to go to.” Since the economic downturn, Clark said government has fared well in terms of job recovery, and opened new relationships with Asian countries that are helping drive the economy in the gas, mining and technology sectors. “That’s how we’ve been able to do more than many other jurisdictions around the world,” she said, noting a “bit of envy” when she considers what oil has done for the Alberta economy. “Think about the heritage fund created four decades ago. We have that opportunity to bring the same thing home for our kids here in British Columbia,” Clark said, noting the potential of shipped liquefied natural gas. “We have been safely recovering this resource in the northeast of British Columbia for over 50 ... see B.C. ■ A2

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Hospital history more than bricks and mortar Renee Andor Record Staff

St. Joseph’s General Hospital reflected on the past and looked toward the future last week during its open house celebrating 100 years in the Comox Valley. The hospital’s main lobby was packed Friday as the hospital kicked off its centennial celebrations, which culminate in July. Many dignitaries attended the

event, including Premier Christy Clark, Comox Valley MLA Don McRae, the Comox Valley’s three mayors and Vancouver Island Health Authority board chair Don Hubbard, among many others. Hospital board chair Jim Bennett noted the hospital’s 100th anniversary is a time for reflection and celebration. “What began as a temporary four-bed hospital in a farmhouse in 1913 has grown over the

decades in shape, size and capacity to the 241-bed facility with modern diagnostic treatment and services that you see here today,” he said. A commemorative mural with images from the past and present was unveiled in the hospital lobby, and a commemorative video by local videographer Zac Whyte was premiered. Hospital president and CEO Jane Murphy thanked the Comox

Valley community for entrusting its health care for 100 years, noting the hospital’s history is more than “just bricks and mortar.” “The very essence of St. Joseph’s is the dedication of the many sisters, physicians, staff and volunteers who have served the hospital over the past 100 years,” she said, noting she is grateful to the people who have dedicated their lives to caring for others at St. ... see ‘NOT JUST’ ■ A4

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B.C. at crossroads, – premier Continued from A1

years ... We can earn five times as much if we can get if off the continent. “We are at a crossroads here in British Columbia, right now. We have this huge opportunity ahead of us, but we also have a tremendous risk if we don’t stay on our path. We have to make those right decisions today, or that opportunity will be lost to us. If our doors are closed, they will go somewhere else and they will never come back. This is our

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second, more expensive, phase of the project. “We have some breathing space,” he said when telling council the bridge will last about five years before going into decline. “We don’t have to do it next year; we can wait a little longer.” He added the $1.75-million grant application to the Gas Tax General Strategic Priorities Fund was a “stretch” to fit into that grant category. Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard agreed, pointing out the bridge may be in Courtenay but it’s used regionally, and she would like to give “every opportunity for other grants to come through” before allotting City money to the project. “I’m very hopeful for the infrastructure 2014 program that FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) is working on with the federal government and this strikes me as the kind of project that would certainly be more suitable than the last grant that we applied for,” she added.

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Further rehabilitation work on the Fifth Street Bridge is necessary, but it can wait five years, was the message to Courtenay council Monday. After hearing last week that Courtenay’s application to the Gas Tax General Strategic Priorities Fund for $1.75 million to recoat the Fifth Street Bridge was unsuccessful, council deferred spending on the necessary $2.5-million project until 2014 during Monday’s council meeting. “Council has asked staff to defer that until 2014 and to look for other grant opportunities,” said Tillie Manthey, Courtenay director of financial services. The rehabilitation project is the second phase of work on the Fifth Street Bridge; structural upgrade project, costing about $250,000, was completed during the fall. Kevin Lagan, Courtenay director of operational services, noted council has some flexibility with the

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Courtenay taxpayers might face four-per-cent increase RCMP contract, debt repayment costs crucial factors

proposed increase is for general municipal and debt purposes, and is driven by two main factors — the increased cost of the new RCMP contract; and debt repayment costs related to borrowing for the Lewis Centre renovation and expansion project and 2012 infrastructure works and paving. “The (municipal property) taxation revenues proposed are a total (increase) of 4.18 per cent, so it’s really important to note those two main drivers that are impacting this year’s budget, and of that 4.18 per

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Courtenay council had its first look at the proposed five-year financial plan Monday — and it includes a proposed municipal property tax revenue increase of over four per cent. According to a report by City director of financial services Tillie Manthey, the

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Courtenay is still waiting to find out what tax requisition amounts for other authorities, like school taxes, the Comox Valley Regional District and the Comox-Strathcona Regional Hospital District, will be. Manthey noted she drew just over $841,000 from City reserve funds to help keep the municipal property tax revenue increase as low as possible. However, “even bringing forward and using the $841,000, we’ll keep our prior year surplus at a comfortable level of just under $2 million,” added Manthey,

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‘Not just a building’ Continued from A1

munity.” Joseph’s. McRae spoke about She also said she is his family’s history proud of all the staff with the hospital, notand physicians who ing his mother worked will move over to the there as a registered new Comox Valley hos- nurse, family births, pital when it’s com- other medical care, plete in 2017, noting including his daughSt. Joseph’s is looking ter’s emergency room at what its new role visit for “crayon-upwill be in the Valley the-nose-itis,” and on when that happens. a sadder note, family “With the support of passings. His Excellency, Bishop “From birth to Richard decease, Gagnon, this hoswe are This hospital pital has e x p l o r - is great because of a l w a y s ing a new done so role for St. all the dedicated, much for Jo s e p h ’s, hard-working C o m o x one that professionals who V a l l e y focuses on care so deeply for residents, meeting N o r t h the needs the people of this Island of the com- community. residents, munity from Christy Clark and related to the botseniors tom of my and hospice care, as family’s heart, and in well as other related reflection of so many health-care services,” families for the last she added. “As part of hundred years, I want this exploration, we’ll to say thank you, thank be reaching out to the you so very much,” said community for your McRae. input...” Dr. Debra Wiens Clark also spoke spoke on behalf of medabout the new hospital, ical staff, noting their stressing that her gov- pride in the facility, and ernment will ensure announced a new partthe new hospital and nership with the UniSt. Joseph’s will not versity of B.C., which simply be buildings. will see St. Joseph’s “Health care is not become a training site just a building, health for family physicians. care is not just an “So during this year, investment in capital, as we are celebrating health care is princi- our hundredth annipally an investment in versary, we will also be people by people,” she embarking on a whole continued. “This hospi- new beginning of medital is great because of cal education in the all the dedicated, hard- Comox Valley, and our working professionals first six students will who care so deeply for begin their two-year the people of this com- training program in

July 2013,” she said. Father Marek Paczka spoke on behalf of the Diocese of Victoria noting the 100 years of care the hospital has provided represents tens of thousands of people who have been cared for. St. Joseph’s will celebrate its hundredth anniversary with more events leading up to a mass celebration on hospital grounds in July. For more information on St. Joseph’s events, visit www.facebook.com/SJGHCentennial. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

PREMIER CHRISTY CLARK joined St. Joseph’s General Hospital’s centennial celebrations when she helped unveil the commemorative mural in the hospital lobby. Other dignitaries and children of hospital staff also helped unveil the mural during the hospital’s open house celebration. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

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LAWYER REBEKA BREDER rejoices because Chum will be reunited with her canine companion Champ in the Nanaimo area. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Chum being reunited with Champ Erin Haluschak Record Staff

A dog deemed dangerous by a Courtenay judge was released from the Comox Valley SPCA Friday afternoon to a new home, under the condition it never lives within the jurisdiction of the Comox Valley Regional District. Chum, a Newfoundland dog that provincial court Judge R. Sutton ruled to be dangerous following a vicious dog attack last January in Black Creek, has been approved to live with an anonymous owner within the jurisdiction of Nanaimo. During a hearing last Tuesday, lawyers for both the CVRD and the dog’s owner Jacques Manseau argued for separate rehoming options. Sutton granted another 30-day stay, but both parties said they worked quickly to create a consent order, which was approved by both sides. The male dog Champ, who was also involved in the inci-

dent but which Sutton ruled was free of any conditions, is rehomed alongside Chum in Nanaimo. Leigh Carter, general manager, public affairs and information systems for the Comox Valley Regional District, explained there are conditions to the consent order, which include: • Chum must be muzzled, leashed and under control when in public; • Chum cannot be sold or transferred without approval by the local government; • Chum cannot be within the boundaries of the Comox Valley Regional District, except for vet visits. Carter said she was glad to see the case wrapped up quickly. “The judge did grant a 30-day stay, and both parties could have waited but we really were trying to get (the case) wrapped up early, and everything fell into place with the new offer,” she noted. Manseau was present at the SPCA Friday

and said the process had been a long fight. “I promised three things to my wife when she passed away (late last year) that (the dogs) would have a place to go, they would go together and the CVRD wouldn’t put them down, and that’s done,” he added. “Let’s not fight over a bad law, we should work together to get it changed — a better bylaw.” Manseau’s lawyer Rebeka Breder said the two dogs are reunited in a home with an owner who will take good care of them together. Chum and Champ were taken by the CVRD on Jan. 26, 2012, and were being held

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An explosive situation Experts from military here to practise disposal skills Experts from across the Canadian Armed Forces are in the Comox Valley to hone their skills at safely disposing explosives. Exercise Tazz-Runner ‘13 is a two-week training opportunity, designed to challenge explosives ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel by putting them through a number of realistic situations. While in Comox, teams have a chance to not only improve their own abilities, but to share experiences and knowledge with members from other bases across Canada. Teams from the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force are taking part in the exercise. “This is important continuation training for our members,” said Capt. James Cox, com-

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There are no increases provided in the B.C. budget announced last week for critical services that respond to violence against women and children throughout B.C., nor in the Comox Valley, says the Comox Valley Transition Society. Yet awareness of violence against women and children is rising and service delivery pressures are at an all-time high. Many reports make recommendations for change and increased funding, however no new resources have been allocated in the government’s budget for safety and services for women and kids. “We were disappointed to see no increases for services that would help families and women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence in the Comox Valley,” said Heather Ney, executive director of the CVTS. “Our programs provide emergency shelter and a variety of support services to women and their children who have experienced abuse and violence. We provide service to 2,500 women and children every year. We are running a wait list for women’s counselling and Lilli House was full 181 nights last year.”

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Hands-on students into CSI High school students in the the value of science and math in folio of over $550 million in Comox Valley, Port Alberni, today’s knowledge-based econ- research projects and science Campbell River, Port McNeill omy. We are hopeful that stu- and technology platforms. Working with governments, and Port Hardy will be able to dents not only develop greater dust off their best CSI tech- understanding of genetic sci- academia and industry across niques when Genome BC ences, but realize the wealth of sectors such as forestry, fisheropportunity that exists in scien- ies, agriculture, environment, Geneskool visits this week. bioenergy, mining and human Fun and interactive science tific disciplines.” The free workshop sends sci- health, the goal of the organizaworkshops, presented in partnership with Let’s Talk Science, entist-presenters from the Let’s tion is to generate social and will allow students to delve into Talk Science program to rural economic benefits for B.C. and hands-on activities and try out communities, bringing molecu- Canada. In addition to research, practical scientific methods such lar biology to regions where as using genomic techniques to there are fewer opportunities Genome BC is committed to openness, meaningful diaanalyze and compare suslogue, public outreach, and pect DNA in a mock crime scene investigation. Students are really enthu- educational leadership, and as such, seeks to foster The Genome BC Genesksiastic about the workshop, understanding and appreool program has visited communities throughout B.C. because it makes science fun and ciation of the significance of genomics and proteomfor many years and hopes relevant to their lives. ics science and technology to impart how fascinating Sally Greenwood among teachers, students, science can be. and the general public. “Students are really Let’s Talk Science (LTS) is a enthusiastic about the work- for students to interact with national organization present shop, because it makes science advanced lab technology. “The impact and applications at all major Canadian universifun and relevant to their lives,” says Sally Greenwood, vice- of genome sciences in this cen- ties and colleges. The mandate president, communications and tury will be profound and far- of the UBC LTS program is reaching and we believe it is to improve science, technology, education at Genome BC. “We make sure to explain the important that as a society we engineering, and math literacy scientific activities and how they understand it,” says Dr. Alan through innovative and engagcan be applied in real life situa- Winter, president and CEO of ing outreach efforts. Through community events, tions, and explore the poten- Genome BC. “Engaging stutial applications and impact of dents in innovative education partnership programs that genomic technologies on Cana- programs such as Genome BC pair Vancouver educators with Geneskool helps them under- graduate student volunteers, dian society.” Greenwood notes that teach- stand the significance of the sci- and outreach programs for ers also like the program ence in a way that is accessible students in the inner city as well as aboriginal youth, UBC because it ties in to the high and exciting.” Genome British Columbia is LTS touches more than 15,000 school biology curriculum. “Our aim is that after attend- a catalyst for the life sciences youths from kindergarten to ing Genome BC Geneskool, stu- cluster on Canada’s West Coast, Grade 12 each year across B.C. dents will continue to appreciate and manages a cumulative port- and the Yukon. — Genome BC

TEACHERS FEED HUNGRY The Comox Valley Food Bank’s Jeff Hampton lifts one of 16 boxes of food donated by Comox Valley teachers. Teachers also handed over about $200 in cash as they continued their annual efforts to help the food bank during PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR their Pro-D Day activities.

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Rotary centennial proclaimed officially in Comox Valley On a blustery Friday morning, Comox Valley mayors and a number of Rotarians gathered in front of Courtenay City Hall to raise the Rotary flag. With the raising of the flag, the mayors proclaimed Rotary’s anniversary, Feb. 23, 2013, Rotary Day in the Valley. Rotary was started by Paul Harris on Feb. 23, 1905 in Chicago. By 1910, the first Rotary club was established in Canada in Winnipeg and in 1913, the Rotary clubs of Vancouver and Victoria received their charters. The organization

tions and individuals have joined the campaign. Today, only three polio endemic countries exist — Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria and the world stands on the threshold of becoming polio free. — Comox Valley Rotarians

In 1985, when more than 350,000 children were dying of polio annually, Rotary International embarked on a mission to eradicate polio from the world. The World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centre for Disease Control, many national governments, founda-

The Largest Selection of Petites North of the Malahat! ROTARIANS AND MAYORS (Larry Jangula of Courtenay and Paul Ives of Comox) gather for the reading of a proclamation and the raising of the Rotary flag in front of Courtenay City Hall. grew to its present size of more than 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 33,000 clubs located in 200 countries and geographic areas around the world. Guided by the words of their motto: Service Above Self, Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in business and professional life and promote world peace through goodwill and understanding.

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Exchange students visit from afar Rotary Youth dedicated film students Exchange students from Vanier captured from all around the the week’s activiworld gathered in the ties and Lori Mazey’s Comox Valley for a award-winning improv five-day conference as team had the group of part of their year-long RYE kids enthralled and up performing exchange program. The students had alongside the actors. Two local students the opportunity to explore the Valley, pro- are currently away on vide entertainment one-year exchanges and interaction for — Michelle Law, who residents of The Views, is in Chile, and Ross witness and participate Smith, who is living in in the K’ómoks Band’s Krygystan. In August, traditional dances, ski, students Ryan Dawson and enjoy countless and Isabel Siegriff will other “Canadian activi- leave for Switzerland and Brazil. ties.” The students are well Vanier Secondary to year preparedup for their School graciously wel- receive comed the students away with orientation into Grade 9 classes sessions and e-mail to speak to kids about or Skype interactions Rotary Youth Exchange with their future host and the opportunities families. OFF The visiting RYE it provides. In addition, three students have returned

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New volunteer for Habitat

JOEY CLARKSON STRATEGIZES with youth who are helping to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Courtenay.

About $2,000 totalled toward someone’s home A few weeks after the international charities, the North Island, and House the Kids Built all of the money raised they are constructing concert, the silent auc- will go towards a local six more in Courtenay. “One of the most tion items are squared build/project, putting away and the dona- the money and benefits important things you directly back into our can do to empower tions are counted. youth is to give them Almost $2,000 was community. outside The evening fea- something raised. This wonderful eve- tured musicians Alex- of themselves to put energy into,” ning of music and says Clarkson, a food was orchesThe House the Kids singer-songwriter trated by Joey who also travels Clarkson, Habitat Built will be a physical the world teachfor Humanity’s reminder, living long past ing musical theunofficial youth atre. ambassador, and the life of the competition, “By workan eager team of of the positive change and ing together for young volunteers. contribution we can make a common goal, “I have been touring with a to our world when we bring especially a goal as important as Habitat rep for our community, youth and housing for those the past month leaders together. in need, they can or two, speakJoey Clarkson see how many ing at schools in people out there the district telling students about the andria Maillot, Keisja care, and see the posiHabitat program and Cox, Clarkson and the tive power youth can what they can do to get Boom-ers and Cathe- have if they only reach dral Groove. out and take it. involved. This song, generous“The House the Kids The response has been terrific. This con- ly produced and spon- Built will be a physical cert gala was a kick- sored by Andy Lorimer reminder, living long off for the students’ and Susie McGregor of past the life of the comfundraising projects,” Highland Music, will be petition, of the positive released in the spring change and contribuClarkson says. The House the Kids for purchase on iTunes tion we can make to our Built is a local, com- to further assist efforts world when we bring our community, youth munity fundraiser in this project. Since 2004, Habitat and leaders together,” for this internationally renowned orga- for Humanity has built says Clarkson. — The House the nization. Unlike many eight homes for hardKids Built fundraisers held for working families on

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North has a new member. Karen Bezaire is the new acting volunteer co-ordinator for the ReStore, build site, and deconstruction projects. Karen comes to the organization with experience in international volunteer programs as well as other not for profit organizations like the Comox Bay Care Society, and the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation office. Working in Africa and Ukraine, Karen understands the value of volunteers. “Volunteering gives everyone a voice and the space to contribute to the quality of life for someone in their community,” she says. “My first real introduction to HfH in the Comox Valley,” notes Karen, “was noticing that Lisa, a lady who used the same home daycare as me, picking up her son wearing a blue Habitat for Humanity T-shirt. “When I asked her about it, she was more than happy to share her story. She lived in a

modest basement suite with a bar fridge and a hot plate. She was so thankful to have these accommodations although it was one bedroom and she was sharing it with her three-year-old son. “I was so inspired by her story that I started researching Habitat for Humanity.” Habitat’s future six homeowners in Courtenay have to complete 500 hours of “sweat equity,” they have to be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity, and they have to have the ability to repay the interest-free loan. The mortgage is

and retired individuals all volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. If you have even four hours a week to volunteer in just one of these projects, if you have a great fundraising idea or a significant donation, contact Karen or Tom at the Habitat for Humanity Restore at 250-334-3777. — Habitat for Humanity

amortized to be no more than 30 per cent of their monthly income. It’s not just a free home as some might expect — homeowners work really hard. Volunteering provides the opportunity for individuals to engage according to their personal preference and skill. Faith groups, high school students, tradesmen

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2$ for

4

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Steak Sauce

Kraft

400ml

475ml

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2

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Pasta

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AUTHENTICALLY PRODUCED

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IN SMALL BATCHES IN THE HEART OF ITALY

4 4 Shredded Cheese 320gr

100% Pure & Natural Orange Juice

525-720gr

4 2.63lt

Plus Applicable Fees

2$ for

Robertson’s

4 4

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Skippy

Peanut Butter

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99

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3$

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5

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Ocean Spray

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2$ for

7

TV Dinner 280-383gr

2

99

Clorox

Tomatoes 796ml

2.4lt-2.84lt

Fresh Rain, 120’s

2$ for

5

4$ for

Fabric Softening Sheets

2$ for

5

Unico

Lasagne Noodles 375-500gr

2$ for

4

2$ for

4

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

4$ for

540ml

Royale

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Signature Bathroom Tissue 24’s

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Tea

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Christie

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99

Helping clean up where memorable meals leave off.

Select-A-Size Paper Towels

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Lysol

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Swanson

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2$ Unico

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Becel

1kg

250ml

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Tropicana

Family Size Cheerios Cereal

450ml

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Saputo

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General Mills

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for

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2$

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HP

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99

Ground Coffee

125-175gr

250gr

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Fibre 1 Bars

Quickies

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Vienna

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per 100gr

10 Pack Crispy

Chicken Drumsticks

Cooked Instore

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2500 Pillsbury Apple Turnovers 383gr

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per 100gr

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100

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3

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Method Cleaner Selected, 828ml

2500 Jiffy Plain Lunch Bags 50ʼs

5000 Glad Cling Wrap 90m

each

Airwick Solid Air Freshener 170gr

3000

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895 495

Serving Suggestions

Fresh Ling Cod Fillets

Pink Salmon Fillets Stuffed with Crab & Shrimp

2

29

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49

Fresh Hand Peeled Shrimp

2

99 per 100gr

PER gr

100

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1

Cooked White Tiger Prawn Tails Frozen or Previously Frozen

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Colossal East Coast Scallops Frozen or Previously Frozen

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Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

Cheese Buns

Alpine Bread

2$ for

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9” Apple Crumble Pie

Cookies

4

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3 Blueberry Muffins

Bar Cake

6 Pack

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Bread

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Drop in between 4:00 AND 6:00 PM for a fresh

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MARCH 2013 ♌ NIGHTLY EVENTS

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What’s On This

MARCH ? á?ľ WED. FEB 27 PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Also Tapas $3!! BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel. ART SHOW The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents Yvonne Maximchuk & Karen MartinSampson Show & Sale on until March 3rd. KARAOKE at The Mex Pub Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

� THU. FEB 28 JAM at The Mex Pub @ 8pm. BOB HARLOCK is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 7:30. MUSIC TRIVIA at Billy D’s Pub. Come down for some fun and PRIZES! Starts 8:30pm! THE CHIMNEY SWALLOWS as a part of the MusicFest Series are at the Cumberland Hotel tonight! Cover $20 HIP HOP NIGHT at the Mex Pub featuring Young Cap & friends. Starts 9:30pm. Cover at the door. JON AND ROY come back tonight at the Waverley Hotel in Cumby Tickets $15 Adv. BOB HARLOCK is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 6:30. KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

á?ľ FRI. MAR 1 NOMEANSNO at The Waverley Hotel! Doors @ 9:30 Cover. KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel! Starts 9 pm. INDIGO JAZZ is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 7:30. ENABLERS play at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. No Cover. MIX ď˜ł THE MEX with DJ Marcel & Friends. Starts 9:30pm $5 Cover.

á?ľ SAT. MAR 2 THE PAUL RODGERS BAND is playing at the Cumberland Hotel. No Cover. FIFTIETH PARALLEL is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 7:30. MINDIL BEACH MARKETS at The Waverley Hotel! Doors @ 9:30 Cover. NAME THAT TUNE with Valori at the GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for a shuttle! TODD BUTLER BAND Live Rock at the Mex Pub. 9:30pm Cover. DJ NIGHT at the Cumberland Hotel! Starts 9 PM

á?ľ SUN. MAR 3 BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Brunch 10:30 Music @ 11:30 ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

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

Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Brunch 10:30 Music @ 11:30 ST. PATTY’S DAY Everyone welcome at The GriďŹƒn Pub for live music and Irish Pub sing-alongs, door prizes and giveaways and Irish food on special!. Call for shuttle service. ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

JAM at The Mex Pub @ 8pm. MUSIC TRIVIA at Billy D’s Pub. Come down for some fun and PRIZES! Starts 8:30pm! KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

á?ľ FRI. MAR 22

á?ľ THU. MAR 7

á?ľ WED. MAR 13

á?ľ TUE. MAR 19

JAM at The Mex Pub @ 8pm. MUSIC TRIVIA at Billy D’s Pub. Come down for some fun and PRIZES! Starts 8:30pm! BEE WOLF RAY is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 6:30. KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

ARCHIE FISHER is playing at the Cumberland Hotel as a part of MusicFest’s Concert Series. Cover. PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Also Tapas $3!! BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel. KARAOKE at The Mex Pub Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

ART SHOW The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents Their Members’ Spring Show and Sale on until April 7th.

á?ľ FRI. MAR 8 BLUE COLLAR play at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. No Cover. FORBIDDEN JAZZ is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 7:30. KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel! Starts 9 pm. JOEY CLARKSON & friends are at Billy D’s Pub. Come down for some fun! THE GODFATHERS OF CARRINGTON a Nerdybear Production at the Mex Pub. Starts 9:30pm Cover.

� THU. MAR 14 JAM at The Mex Pub @ 8pm. JILLI MARTINI TRIO is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 6:30. MUSIC TRIVIA at Billy D’s Pub. Come down for some fun and PRIZES! Starts 8:30pm! KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

á?ľ WED. MAR 20 PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Also Tapas $3!! BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel. KARAOKE at The Mex Pub Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

� THU. MAR 21 MAEVE MACKINNON is playing at the Cumberland Hotel as a part of MusicFest’s Concert Series. Cover.

BOOTLEG play at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. No Cover. SANTA LUCIA LFR at The Waverley Hotel! Doors @ 9:30 Cover. MIKE CASH & SKIAN Debut at the Mex Pub. Starts 9:30 Cover. KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel! Starts 9 pm.

á?ľ SAT. MAR 23 NEW COUNTRY REHAB is playing at the Cumberland Hotel as a part of MusicFest’s Concert Series. Cover. JOEY CLARKSON & friends are at Billy D’s Pub. Come down for some fun! CELTIC CARGO CULT is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 7:30. NAME THAT TUNE with Valori at the GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for a shuttle! NIGHTS TO REMEMBER with Youngcap & Friends at the Mex

á?ľ SAT. MAR 9 CLUNT AND THE SCRUNTS are playing at the Cumberland Hotel. No Cover. JOEY CLARKSON & friends are at Billy D’s Pub. Come down for some fun! THE REAL MCKENZIES with special guests the East End Radicals at The Waverley Hotel! Doors @ 9:30 Cover. NAME THAT TUNE with Valori at the GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for a shuttle! REMEMBER LASER a rocking memorial with the Jagsters at the Mex Pub. Starts 9:30pm No Cover. SILK PAJAMAS is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 4pm. SAX AND BONE is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 7:30. DJ NIGHT at the Cumberland Hotel! Starts 9 PM

á?ľ SUN. MAR 10 BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Brunch 10:30 Music @ 11:30 ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm

á?ľ SUN. MAR 17

á?ľ WED. MAR 27 PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Also Tapas $3!! BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel. KARAOKE at The Mex Pub Win up to 1000 Loonies! Starts 9 pm.

� THU. MAR 28 JAM at The Mex Pub @ 8pm. MUSIC TRIVIA at Billy D’s Pub. Come down for some fun and PRIZES! Starts 8:30pm! KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel 9pm

á?ľ FRI. MAR 29

á?ľ SAT. MAR 30 DJ NIGHT at the Cumberland Hotel. Cover. DINNER AND A STORY NIGHT at The Zocalo. Starts 6:30. NAME THAT TUNE with Valori at the GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for a shuttle! REMEDY is playing at the Mex Pub. No Cover for this weekend of live rock! DJ NIGHT at the Cumberland Hotel! Starts 9 PM

á?ľ SUN. MAR 31 BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Brunch 10:30 Music @ 11:30 ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

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á?ľ SAT. MAR 16 REMEDY is playing at the Cumberland Hotel. No Cover. BLACK SWAN FIDDLERS is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 7:30. DUKES OF DODGE a St. Patrick’s Style Show at The Waverley Hotel! Doors @ 9:30 $5 Cover. NAME THAT TUNE with Valori at the GriďŹƒn Pub. Call for a shuttle! TEN TIMES BIGGER playing at the Mex Pub. Starts 9:30pm No Cover. DJ NIGHT at the Cumberland Hotel! Starts 9 PM

á?ľ SUN. MAR 24 BLUEGRASS BRUNCH at the Waverley Hotel with Brunch 10:30 Music @ 11:30 ELECTRIC JAM at The Cumberland Hotel. 4-8pm Sponsored by gotit-wantitneedit

Hotel! Starts 9 pm. BENT RYMN play at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. No Cover. ANDERSON JAZZ SYNDICATE is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 7:30. REMEDY is playing at the Mex Pub. No Cover for this weekend of live rock!

Eat

á?ľ FRI. MAR 15 THE CHANTRELLES at The Waverley Hotel! Doors @ 9:30 Cover. KARAOKE at The Cumberland Hotel! Starts 9 pm. BLAINE DUNAWAY is playing at The Zocalo. Starts 7:30. BIG TWANG THEORY play at The GriďŹƒn Pub tonight. No Cover. FLAVOR with Mitch & Friends playing at the Mex Pub. Cover.

Pub. Cover. THE ODDS at The Waverley Hotel! Doors @ 9:30 Cover. DJ NIGHT at the Cumberland Hotel! Starts 9 PM

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á?ľ TUE. MAR 5 FIRST TUESDAY FUNDRAISER hosted by Bruce & Judy Wing. Special guest Brodie Dawson. Starts 7:30pm. Cover by donation. ART SHOW The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents Elvy Gustafsson & Bev Michaluk Show & Sale featuring photography and fabric arts on until March 17th.

á?ľ WED. MAR 6 PIANO BAR with Rob Petrie at The GriďŹƒn Pub. Also Tapas $3!! BLUES JAM Hosted by Dave Spragge. 8:30-11:30pm. Cumberland Hotel.

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5467 S. Island Hwy. Union Bay 250-335-0256 Large Portions & Small Prices! Open daily since 1924

Every Friday & Saturday Evening In March

Roast Beef Dinner

with Veggies & Yorkshire

12

$

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MARCH 2013

♌ ♌ WEEKLY FOOD SPECIALS

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MONDAYS 1/2 PRICE APPYS at Billy D’s. 3-5:30pm PASTA MONDAY House Pasta $10 and Gourmet Pasta $12 at Monte Christo on the River BURGER & BEER at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. All gourmet burgers $2 o and Local Island brew on special. 5-9pm FISH N CHIPS All you can eat for ONLY $10 at Billy D’s Pub 4-9pm

TUESDAYS 99¢ TACOS at The Mex Pub tonight! TAPAS starting at $2.95 at Billy D’s. 4-10:00pm FISH N CHIPS One Piece $8/Two $10 at the Waverley Hotel JAMBALAYA NIGHT at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. Our Hard Lemon Mango Iced tea for $2 o each! 5-9pm TOONIE TUESDAY over 40 delicious appys starting at $2.95 ea. at Billy D’s Pub 4-10pm PASTA TUESDAY House Pasta $10 & Gourmet Pasta $12 at Monte Christo on the River

WEDNESDAYS 1/2 PRICE APPYS at Billy D’s. 3-5:30pm BURGER NIGHT All Burgers only $7 at Monte Christo on the River.

CAESAR NIGHT at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. $2 o our grilled caesar salad. ‘meal in a glass’ caesar cocktail for $4!! 5-9pm BURGER NITE $5 burger with $1 toppings (ea.) at the Waverley Hotel 20¢ WINGS at The Mex Pub. Yummy! 5-8 pm. WACKY WEDNESDAYS are back by popular demand! 20 Tapas items $3 and piano bar with Rob Petrie. CHEAP DRAFT DAY at The Mex Pub. $3.50 each! WINGS at Billy D’s Pub. $4.50 per lb. 4-10pm

THURSDAYS 1/2 PRICE APPYS at Billy D’s. 3-5:00pm STEAK NITE 8 oz steak with potatoes & veggies. Toppings $1 ea. Prawns $4 the Waverley Hotel STEAK NIGHT 6 oz New York Steak w/caesar salad and Fries just $11 at Billy D’s Pub 4-10pm WRAP THURSDAY Wraps $8 at Monte Christo on the River NEIGHBOURHOOD NIGHT at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. All Tapas are $2 o, Sangria jugs are $4 o! 5-9pm 20¢ WINGS at The Mex Pub. Yummy! 5-8 pm.

FRIDAYS ROAST BEEF DINNER with steamed veggies and Yorkshire Pudding for $12.00 a plate at The Highwayman Pub. 1/2 PRICE APPYS at Billy D’s. 3-5:00pm SEAFOOD NIGHT at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. Fresh ďŹ sh & shellďŹ sh. All bottles of BC wines are $4 o! 5-9pm ROAST BEEF with Yorkshire pudding, potatoes and veggies. $12 The Waverley. ROAST BEEF with Yorkshire, Nugget Potatoes & Fresh Veggies. Billy D’s Pub only $12 5-10pm AAA SIRLOIN STEAK & PRAWNS $14.95 only at Monte Christo on the River

SATURDAYS BRUNCH Come satisfy that weekend hunger at Waverley Hotel.

RIB NIGHT at the Union Street Grill & Grotto. $2 o ribs. All our Local Island Brew is $4 o a pitcher! 5-9pm BREAKFAST Specials Sat & Sun at the Zocalo Cafe 8am-2pm ROAST BEEF DINNER with steamed veggies and Yorkshire Pudding for $12.00 a plate at The Highwayman Pub. SCHNITZEL & SPATZLE for only $9 at the Waverley Hotel STEAK & PRAWNS a 6 oz New York Steak w/5 garlic prawns & trimmings only $16 at Billy D’s Pub 4-10pm AAA SIRLOIN STEAK & PRAWNS $14.95 only at Monte Christo on the River GUINNESS DAY get a full 20 oz pint for only $5.50 at Billy D’s Pub

PARTY @ THE MEX FRIDAY MARCH 1 9:30 • $5 COVER

SATURDAY MARCH 2 9:30 • NO COVER

MIX @MEX WITH DJ

MARCEL AND FRIENDS

THE TODD BUTLER BAND

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Photographer earns pair of prestigious accolades For the second consecutive year Karen McKinnon of McKinnon Photography received two prestigious accolades from her professional photographers community, via the Professional Photographers of Canada BC region (PPOC-BC). At the annual awards she earned the Best in Class trophy in the Wedding Portrait category and was a finalist for Photographer of the Year. Submitted images go through a rigorous judging process. In order to qualify, all of her images had to be accepted and qualify under two different categories. “I was over the moon to be a finalist for PPOC-BC Photographer of the Year for the second year running,” said McKinnon. Some photographers create images just for competition but McKinnon prefers to submit images that were created for clients. “These are the images that are true to me as a photographic artist, that represent my eye and the work I do on a regular basis. I feel really proud

KAREN McKINNON EARNED two prestigious accolades at an awards ceremony. PHOTO SUBMITTED that the images that brought me success in these awards were all created this year, for clients who come from our community.” The process of choosing what images to enter is not an easy decision. “I have emotional

connections to the experience of creating my photos. I remember the subject, the intention of the session, the laughs we shared, and how they impacted me. So it is hard to separate that.” Ultimately McKinnon went with a boudoir

photograph created at the Kingfisher Resort, a character study for a local actor, an image of a young boy that was made outside her studio, and a wedding image from Crown Isle resort. The year has gotten off to an exciting start

for McKinnon. Last month, her office manager Christine Morgan was a finalist for the Chamber of Commerce Customer Service award. “We were chosen as Small Business of the Year in 2008, and felt so honoured,” McKinnon said. “This time it was so nice to see Christine recognized. Those that have had the pleasure of working with her know that she is so authentic in her care. “She goes over and above, because she really adores what we do and the people we do it for.” As, well, McKinnon has joined forces with local photographer Boomer Jerritt to offer workshops that offer the combined skills of these two experienced teachers. These are already selling out. Winning accolades doesn’t stop McKinnon from keeping busy photographing families, children, boudoir and business portraits, and developing new offerings for her clients. About entering her 12th year as a photographer in the Comox

Breakwater to host monthly chamber lunch The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a unique new monthly networking program in co-operation with The Breakwater Restaurant at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa. “We are always thrilled when our member businesses come to us with good ideas, so we were intrigued when Cristina Baldini, director of sales and marketing at the Kingfisher, contacted us to talk about hosting a program called ‘Six for Lunch’. “I had participated in a similar program with the Victoria Chamber when I lived and worked in Victoria,” Baldini said. “That program was a great success, so I wanted to do something similar in the Comox Valley. Not only is it a great way for us to introduce the new restaurant to Chamber members, it is how we can demonstrate our support and appreciation of all that the Chamber and its members do for this community.” “We are calling ‘Six for Lunch’ the ultimate networking experi-

ence,” adds Chamber president and CEO, Dianne Hawkins. “It is designed to provide Chamber members with an opportunity for an in-depth networking experience in a small group environment. This format will enable six Chamber members each month, from March until December, to meet other Chamber members to discuss

current issues and talk about their respective businesses, as well as exchange insight and expertise over a delicious lunch. Basically, we make the reservations, and six Chamber members make new connections.” The first Six 4 Lunch meeting is March 5. Cost is $20 per person (+HST) and will cover lunch, coffee or tea and

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New York State Chamber, the Âżrst in the USA, was organized in 1768. Five years later, the Âżrst local chamber was formed in Charleston, South Carolina. The Âżrst Canadian Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1750 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A group of merchants joined together to form the “Association for the BeneÂżt of Trade.â€? For the Âżrst time, a business group was organized and conducted their affairs independent of any government afÂżliation. Soon to follow were similar groups in Saint John, Quebec City and Montreal, each forming their own Chamber of Commerce [Board of Trade]. The Courtenay Board of Trade was started in 1913 with President Leo P. Anderton, Secretary Bruce Towler and Treasurer John Sutton. They had 30 members and annual dues were just $8. In 1919 the Courtenay-Comox Board of Trade BC was incorporated. The ofÂżcial charter document hangs on the wall in the Chamber board room. Joining the chamber provides members with one of the best opportunities to develop their businesses. Members can take advantage of the great beneÂżts we offer to help you not only grow your business but also to expand your network, increase your exposure, build your customer base and make a direct impact on the business community. As a chamber member, you are entitled to some of the best savings from our afÂżnity program providers including: an employee beneÂżts program, gasoline discounts, TD Merchant credit/debit card processing and more. You also receive discounts for most chamber events, receive our weekly Business E-newsletter, and you may enjoy several monthly educational and networking opportunities each year. As an added bonus, your business is listed in the Chamber of Commerce Member Directory on our website, with a link to your own website. The Chamber’s business is to be an advocate for your company - and for the community - creating a climate of growth and success that beneÂżts all. The Chamber connects business to government and civic leaders to make our communities better places to live, work, and play. The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce, which allows us to participate in advocacy on a provincial level. As a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce we can advocate at the Federal level. So why wait? To join the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce visit our website or phone 250-334-3234. Comments? Email: chair@comoxvalleychamber.com

Membership Month Events Pre-registration for all Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce events is mandatory. Please visit our website: www.comoxvalleychamber.com/news-events or call 250-334-3234 for more information.

Member Thank-a-Thon Through the month of March, Chamber staff, board members and volunteers will be making an effort to visit and personally thank as many Chamber members as possible. It is our way to say ‘Thank you! Your membership matters!�

Six for Lunch at the Breakwater Restaurant Date: Time: Location:

Tuesday, March 5 11:45 am – 1:15 pm King¿sher Oceanside Resort

New for 2013, ‘Six for Lunch’ provides Chamber members the opportunity for an in-depth networking experience in a small group environment. Meet or renew relationships with other business professionals, discuss current issues and exchange insight and expertise over lunch arranged by the Chamber. We make the reservations, you make the connections. First Tuesday of every month.

Chamber Open House Date: Time: Location:

Tuesday, March 12 3:30 – 6:30 pm 2040 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay

Join us in celebration of Membership Month as we host a spring Open House. Check out our newly renovated reception area, meet the staff, learn how to make the most out of your chamber membership, meet with various Chamber service providers, and enter to win Chamber member only door prizes. Refreshments will be served at this three-hour ‘come and go’ networking event.

Business Mixer Vancouver Island InsuranceCentres - Courtenay Date: Time: Location:

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A highlight of the evening, Vancouver Island InsuranceCentres is pleased to have Tracey Drake, Avenue Media Group, Victoria, present an enlightening 10-minute mini keynote address on: Modern Business Networking & Critical Keys for Business Owners. Enjoy appetizers catered by Locals Restaurant, networking and chances to win door prizes.

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vancouver Island Regional Library has won $1,000 worth of new children’s books thanks to participation in the National Reading Campaign’s “What did you read today?” kids’ contest. The contest ran from Nov. 14 to Dec. 31. The contest had kids in classrooms and public libraries across the country filling in colourful “What did you read today?” activity sheets which were dis-

played, photographed and tweeted to the National Reading Campaign’s Twitter page. “We are so pleased to be a winner and look forward to receiving these new books which we know our younger customers will enjoy,” says Fiona Anderson, director of library services. “Staff in our branches had a lot of fun displaying the kids’ activity sheets, tweeting titles to the National

Reading Campaign, and talking with young people about the importance of reading and the joy it can bring to your life.” The National Reading Campaign is a coalition of librarians, educators, booksellers, publishers, readers and writers. The public awareness campaign “What did you read today?” was created to help make reading a national priority. — Vancouver Island Regional Library

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Day of Prayer this Friday The World Day of Prayer happens this Friday. In Comox, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and St. Michael’s and All Angels, the Catholic/Protestant church at CFB Comox, will be co-hosts. The service will be held at the Protestant

Chapel at 1447 Military Row (beside the arena) at 1 p.m. In Courtenay, St. John the Divine Anglican Church at 579 Fifth St. will open its doors at 2 p.m. The country in the spotlight is France. All are welcome.

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Membership Month Events Pre-registration for all Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce events is mandatory. Please visit our website: www.comoxvalleychamber.com/news-events or call 250-334-3234 for more information.

Chamber Elections & Networking Event Date: Time: Location:

Wednesday, March 20 11:45 am - 1:30 pm Best Western Westerly Hotel

Join us for lunch and help us ¿nalize the selection and election of our Board of Directors for the 2013/2014 ¿scal year. Then, after the ‘of¿cial’ part of this lunch event is complete, we are planning an interactive and engaging networking activity. While anyone is welcome to attend, only Chamber members may vote. Please check the Chamber website for details as the date draws near!

HST/GST Information Seminar for Small Business Presented by Canada Revenue Agency Date: Time: Location:

Thursday, March 21 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. To be announced

This free two-hour seminar is designed for people who are considering starting a small business or who are fairly new to owning a business, however, experienced entrepreneurs and even professional accountants may bene¿t from attending. Learn about the transition from HST to back to GST and much more, with plenty of time for questions and answers. No fee for admission but, as with all Chamber events, preregistration is required.

‘Work the Pond’ Networking Lunch & Learn Date: Time: Location:

Wednesday, March 27 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Chamber Boardroom

Bring your bag lunch and enjoy a 45-minute introduction to Work the Pond: The Power of Positive Networking, based on proven networking techniques from the bestselling book by Darcy Rezac. Presented by the Terri Perrin, marketing and communications coordinator, Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, this small group session promises to be interactive, informative and fun!

Chamber Office Hours The Chamber will be closed on Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1 to celebrate Easter.

From the President & CEO Dianne Hawkins Your Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce has declared March as ‘Chamber Member Appreciation Month’ and we are pulling out all the stops to applaud local businesses for supporting the local Chamber. We have adopted the creative concept of a symphony orchestra for our monthlong celebration of community support because we feel that Chamber members are much like the members of an orchestra. Here’s why:

You can’t whistle a symphony… It takes an orchestra. A chamber, much like a symphony conductor, works to orchestrate the collective business voices in your city, region and province.

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We have planned six different networking and educational events in March to encourage member engagement and celebrate community support. We are especially excited about our Open House to be held from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. The renovations to our front reception area are complete and we look forward to welcoming present and prospective Chamber members to drop in for a visit and refreshments. The Open House will have a number of exclusive Chamber door prizes – such as chamber e-news sponsorships, an e-blast (value $250), tickets to upcoming events and more. We will also have representatives from some of our af¿liated service providers representing the Chamber Employee Bene¿ts program, TD Merchant Services, and others for you to meet. To ensure we have enough refreshments, please RSVP online if you plan to attend our Open House ‘come and go.’

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

Fair deal for dumping ground For some time it has been apparent that Cumberland is tired of being dumped on by the rest of the Comox Valley. Literally. Garbage from the rest of the Valley has been deposited at the Pidgeon Lake Landfill in the village for years. Now that Campbell River’s landfill is nearly full and, with its Comox Valley counterpart not far behind, regional officials had to act. After considering several options, the choice was made to build a new facility — in Cumberland — with the capacity to handle trash from the Valley and Campbell River for at least 20 years. Except it would leave Cumberland holding the bag — and whatever other unwanted items would be sent its way. Wisely stealing a good idea, the Comox Strathcona waste management service (CSWM) and the Village of Cumberland have struck a host community agreement that has worked well in other jurisdictions. Pending the outcome of an alternative approval process, the CSWM will compensate the Village $300,000 per year for 20 years. The money would come from tipping fees at the landfill, although that sounds like a lot of tipping fees. In addition, a maximum $3 million will be available to upgrade the Cumberland/Bevan Road corridor to accommodate vehicles accessing the dump for the length of the agreement. The money for the capital expense will come from taxes, about $3.50 on a home assessed at $350,000 in 2013. The amount would go up in each subsequent year until the full amount is borrowed. The deal fairly compensates Cumberland and establishes a home for the region’s waste for 20 years, but the CSWM needs approval for it from beleaguered taxpayers. With this and skyrocketing sewer charges looming, development-happy politicians and municipal staff should pause before adding to an already-heavy infrastructure burden for Comox Valley taxpayers. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com Record Question of the Week This week: Thirty-nine per cent of respondents so far say that, overall, they support the new provincial budget. With an election looming in May, what do you think of the B.C. Liberal budget? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Thirteen-year-old Lake Trail Thi Middle School student Rachael Jancowski stuck up for local homeless people when she addressed Courtenay council.

Out-of-bounds skiers in the backcountry who are unprepared and ill-equipped are risking their lives and those of the people who come to rescue them.

Don’t screw up on the stairs Dear editor, B.C. celebrates another Pink Shirt Day this week, which we fully support and wear appropriate attire as does all of our board of directors and volunteers. Yet this year’s celebration will be filled with frustration, anger and a feeling of desperation. All of which has been brought on by our Premier Christy Clark and her Minister of Education Don McRae. They both had a golden opportunity to have a real impact on the bullying situation in our B.C. schools after that horrible day, Oct. 10, 2012 when Amanda Todd took her life because of this worldwide pandemic named bullying. Somehow, Clark and McRae have snatched indifference from the jaws of opportunity. It started with them holding their post-Amanda bullying conference at SFU and not inviting the five Canadian renowned experts in this field who are part of the SFU staff. Followed by not inviting Amanda’s mother. Or any Canadian experts from ground zero. People who walk the hallways, talk to the kids, deal with their parents and their fears. They could have included deal. org, Covenant House, Street smart Kidz, bullying.ca, all of whom would have shown up free of charge. Instead, they brought in an author from Littleton, Colo., who has never been inside a Canadian school to be the keynote speaker. End result? A new 1-800 number to go with the seven national numbers already existing, which is receiving about 1,000 calls per month. Street Smart Kidz receives over 3,000 calls per month and over 4,000 e-mails. I can name eight child advocate groups that receive twice what we do. Over $100,000 spent on what? Now, for what infuriates me the most!

In Education Minister McRae’s riding, School District 71, is a secondary school that hasn’t received the message No Bullying Allowed. We have received over 500 e-mails and calls from very concerned parents about this situation since Amanda’s death. McRae has done nothing about

Get the message ❝ out before the student population has decided who’s cool, who’s not — geek, nerd, cool, jock, goth, loser, smart or another label.

Steven Baird it, but has been aware of it since he taught in School District 71 for 14 years. This school has four main staircases. All are a different colour. Grade 9s have yellow. Grade 10s have red. Grade 11s have green and 12s have blue. If you are from the wrong grade on a staircase, you can expect to be shouted off it. If you don’t listen, you can expect to be spit on, pennies thrown at your head, shoved down the stairs or worse. Punches have been thrown. As part of our province’s program of “easy transition” from elementary to secondary school for Grade 7s, administrators,

teachers and secondary school Grade 12s visit elementary schools to explain the transition to them to elevate students’ fears. Administrators, teachers and students tell every Grade 7 student, “All will be great” and “wonderful”— “Just don’t screw up on the stairs!” Of course, hearing this sage advice from a future teacher or principal sends shock waves through a student already scared about leaving their comfort zone of elementary school. Our goal is to motivate McRae to start walking some hallways, get in touch with parents and students and start cleaning up this mess. Perhaps McRae can convince Clark to move the provincial anti-bullying day to October or November like the rest of Canada. As we all know, 78.9 per cent of all younger-than-16 suicides happen before Christmas break. Get the message out before the student population has decided who’s cool, who’s not — geek, nerd, cool, jock, goth, loser, smart or another label. This can only happen in the first few weeks of school, before decisions are made on who’s weak and who’s strong. This province deserves better than this. Steven Baird, Comox Valley Editor’s note: Steven Baird is the managing director of Street Smart Kidz Canada.

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Yes, we are living in a dictatorship Dear editor, The powerful and succinct letter by Ann Andrews of Black Creek (Record, Feb. 22) jumped out at us because many of us have the identical thoughts. We talk about it with people of likeminds, but don’t go the extra mile to bring a matter so critical before the Canadian public. Thank you, Ann. We are living in a dictatorship, and the people who voted for this prime minister should start doing some research on their own as to what his government is actually doing, and equally as critical, not doing. He is dismantling everything of fundamental value to most Canadians; we’re the laughing stock of the international world because of Harper’s lack of concern for the environment and the muzzling of our scientists. His government spreads (dictates?) the word about human rights in other countries but ignores what is happening to our own indigenous people, and to the growing number of people in poverty, many living in appalling Third World condi-

tions. A local man, Kel Kelly, has written an article for the January/ February Watershed Sentinel, Harper’s Rights Violations Checklist. You’ll find this magazine around town, or you can go online to www.watershedsentinel.ca and look for the title and author. For Conservative voters this is a must read. As well, one of the most egregious acts of the Conservative government is allowing Canadian mining companies to operate internationally with total impunity. And, since it’s almost RRSP time, here’s a little advice.

Before you visit your broker, this investigative article is mandatory if you’re planning to invest ethically — Canadian Mining Races to the Bottom. You can find it online at www.focusonline.ca. Because we’ve been helping with projects in Central America for over 20 years now, we know personally what these companies are doing there in their search for wealth to keep investors happy. To make it worse, our own CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) is complicit in the brutality by tying their donations (our money) to the host country’s acceptance

of Canadian mining companies. More information can be found at www. miningwatch.ca. A warning in advance — these are depressing reads. So, to all Conservative voters (including some in our own family), please avail yourself of some of the best Canadian investigative journalism at your fingertips — do your homework. I’ll make it easy for you by listing some of them — www.ipolitics. ca, www.nationalnewswatch.com, www. rabble.ca, www.aptn. ca, www.huffingtonpost.ca and www.cbc. ca/news. Go to the new omni-

PM’s more like Chinese Dear editor, Whether right wing or left, dictatorships have more in common than not. Chief among these is the fear of their own people and truth. Ann Andrews likened Stephen Harper to the rise of Naziism while I had been comparing him to the Chinese and thinking how fitting it was that he would willingly give up Canada’s sovereignty over our environmental resources to the Chinese. I lived and taught in China and while I like the people and made friends, the fist of censorship is fierce. Just as Harper fears scientific research reaching the public,

open questions from the media and a free press, so does the government of China. Meanwhile, in both countries, much of the populace is bought off by fear of joblessness and access to consumer goods. We are complacent. “The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination by ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.” — Robert M. Hutchins, born 1899. And, “Tyranny happens when good people do nothing.” Kay Kennedy, Comox

bus bill and check out both Bill C-38 on native rights and Bill C-45, the environment bill that has stripped close to 90 per cent protection from most of our rivers, lakes and streams. Let’s say you live beside the Tsolum River, which has needed 30-plus years of work to bring it back to life. Then let’s pretend that a foreign company wants to build a business on the edge of the river. If our community decides to rally and fight it, blockades and all, the Canadian government can be sued, with the money coming from your pockets. Many Canadians are challenging these bills now — it’s not too late to add your voice. Stephen Harper feels he can continue to act ideologically, with total impunity, and with a very heavy hand. His politics and actions don’t fall under the same democratic value system that more than 60 per cent of Canadians hold so dear. Echoing Ann Andrews’ words, wake up Canada! 2015 could be too late to salvage our country. Rosemary Baxter, Courtenay

End-of-life care funding must be priority many changes and improvements in our health care brought about by many caring, dedicated and hardworking people. In her remarks, Premier Christy Clark pointed out how fortunate we are to live in this fantastic Valley. She noted that we have become a magnet for seniors — in fact the baby boomer capital of Canada. Also noted was the investment that the Province is making in our health care with the new hospital, which will improve our medical

care and help each of us have long, healthy and fulfilling lives. Painfully absent from both the premier’s and minister McRae’s remarks were any commitments to addressing the hospice palliative care each of us will need as we approach the end of our lives. We deserve care that is equitable to that received in any other community. How can we as a society — as a community — believe that compassionate care of the dying is not a pressing priority, especially in this community?

While the Comox Valley may be one of the best places on Earth to live in, I would also hope that it is a place that provides humane and compassionate care for those who are dying here. To do so, our government needs to make funding for end-of-life care a priority. Those who are dying can no longer advocate for themselves. A caring and companionate government and community must now do it for them. Barbara Simonson, Comox Valley

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ON FEB. 24 at 4:30 I was in the Driftwood Mall, where I work. I was standing in front of Northern Reflections when I set down my purse to carry a couple items into the store. When I returned less than a minute later it was gone. The silver lining was I had my keys and cellphone in my pocket. In my purse was all my ID, debit cards, credit cards and a few very sentimental items — i.e. my grandmother’s Bible, a pog I won for my dad when I was six (after losing the majority of my collection for him, he has since passed away) and my journal that I use to take notes during sermons and presentations at church. Finding my phone and having my keys in my pocket was such a blessing in amongst the chaos and I am so grateful but it has also left me more

frustrated. There was literally nothing of value in there that someone could make a dollar off of. I had no cash on me and only some foreign coin from friends’ travels. The things in there were priceless to me. I am asking whoever took my purse or to anyone who knows who took it, to please return it to the Driftwood Mall office anonymously. Losing those sentimental pieces and the idea of never seeing them again has really left my heart aching. A BIG THANK you to the volunteers from the local Toastmaster clubs who attended the February meeting of the HomeBased and Small Business Association. Your “demo meeting” was very informative and inspirational for the guest speaker portion of our meeting.

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David Suzuki now the Don Cherry of TV science VICTORIA — He has a white beard and a bully pulpit on CBC television, but he doesn’t use it to promote hockey fighting. Instead, he sucker punches the oil and gas industry at every opportunity, with increasingly flagrant disregard for the rules of science. Public broadcasting referees keep their whistles in their pockets, wary of offending a legend. He’s David Suzuki, and he has evolved from geneticist to TV celebrity to his current role as the Don Cherry of Canadian science, an angry curmudgeon lashing out at his enemies. Earlier, I wrote about Suzuki’s hit piece on the Alberta oil sands, featuring selective pollution studies and a

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FLETCHER celebrity turn by movie director James Cameron, who toured the alleged carbon crime scene in his personal jet helicopter. Suzuki’s latest Scud missile of misinformation was launched Feb. 7 on The Nature of Things. It’s called Shattered Ground, and it borrows heavily from earlier shock docs that target hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas. While clearly aimed at the surging shale gas industry in B.C., this hour-long program offers little about B.C.’s long history of gas

development. Suzuki’s voice-over refers briefly to B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission, insinuating it was set up as a pet regulator protecting the industry from stricter oversight. Mostly the show focuses on places like Dish, Tex., and Dimock,

some people have these traces in their blood, but others don’t, which suggests that more likely sources are cigarettes or exposure to disinfectants. Pennsylvania and Colorado are key stops for the anti-fracking crowd.

Suzuki’s voice-over refers briefly to â?? B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission, insinuating it was set up as a pet regulator protecting the industry from stricter oversight. Tom Fletcher

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Pa. The Texas segment talks about traces of neurotoxins in residents’ blood samples, blaming this on gas drilling and “fracking,� the new swear word of professional environmentalists. The evidence shows

For centuries there have been places known for methane dissolved in groundwater, typically from shallow coal seams. This is where you can find a rustic fellow to shake a jug of well water and touch his Bic

Try Google for oil and gas facts Dear editor, Your readers may recall that a few years ago a series of test wells were drilled in the Comox Valley in an attempt to evalu-

ate the potential of exploiting the methane gas trapped in the local coal bearing formations. As widespread exploitation of this

Extend this road in Black Creek Dear editor, I am establishing a petition to hopefully bring about a change to get Macaulay Road in Black Creek to go through to Hamm Road. We have been complaining for a long time with no results. As storm season approaches again, concern grows. I am a small business owner near the end of Macaulay Road. My business is toddlers and infants — Little Seedlings Licenced Family Daycare. Parents bring safety issues to my attention. The road is a 15-kilometre dead-end road. One way in, one way out. Frequent storms bring down trees and heavy snow, which has left us stranded from and stranded at home with no water, power, heat for three days! I am licenced for seven children. God forbid a medical emergency that the ambulance could not get to us due to construction, trees down, heavy snow, earthquake, fire. We need to have

this road go through soon, as storm season approaches fast. We need the road to go through now. Rachel Lohman-Fredbeck, Black Creek

gas accelerates at breakneck speed, our governments are promoting this as a new and great source of energy and prosperity with the media showing passive concurrence with very little real examination of the environmental and fiscal outcome of this policy. Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about the oil and gas industry for nearly 20 years and cares deeply about accuracy, government accountability, and cumulative impacts. He has won seven

national magazine awards for his journalism since 1989 and top honours for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists. With the major political parties in B.C. looking at shale gas as the salvation for our economic woes, may I humbly suggest that anyone seeking more details about this contentious issue should Google Andrew Nikiforuk or visit www. thetyee.ca to read his articles. Mel McLachlan, Comox

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lighter to it, producing a brief blue flame. The standard sequence moves to a sink and faucet, where a more impressive methane fireball is generated. Suzukiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voiceover notes that this is the scene that really gets media attention. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no evidence that drilling caused it, but hey, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TV. Science, meet Hillbilly Handfishinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Protest sequences take up much of the program. Moms rally against a gas well near a school in Erie, Pennsylvania, forcing evil Canadian corporation Encana to back off. An elderly Quebec woman sobs on camera, convinced that a nearby gas well will trigger a relapse of her cancer. One bit of local content is a segment on fracking-induced earthquakes, presented with sombre alarm by Ben Parfitt, go-to researcher for the anti-industry

left in B.C. These are detectable by sensitive instruments, as is the case with some mining and other industrial activities, but according to the Oil and Gas Commission, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do any actual harm. It should be noted that Suzuki doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do much beyond reading a script on these

shows. He has people to load up the propaganda weaponry, just as his ghostwriter in Toronto cranks out the relatively innocuous weekly columns that run in some Black Press publications. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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JUNO AWARD-WINNING GROUP Digging Roots will perform March 7 at the Sid Williams Theatre.

This group really digs its roots Indie roots, global blues, jam band, aboriginal alternative? Call them what you will but Digging Roots are marching to the beat of their own drum. The five-piece band from Toronto seems to have found the right balance of fairytale good fortune, old-fashioned hard work and the creative chemistry to make a go of it. Frontman and frontwoman respectively, Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish met at an audition for a music festival when they were both still students. Until then, they had been playing small cafes and open mics between studying for exams. They won their first gig after their chance meeting that day and haven’t looked back. They started writing songs and were playing the odd show as a duo when music manager Derek Andrews approached them in 2005, the same year they signed a record deal, put together a band and started touring. Digging Roots was born. The following year they released their debut album Seeds to a wealth of criti-

cal success, awards and a Juno nomination. Digging Roots recorded the bones of their most recent album we Are while held up in a little cabin on the shores of Lake Simcoe with a host of collaborators including the iconic Kinnie Starr, DJ Bear Witness and avant-garde Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq. The album delved into a unique mix of roots, alternative, hip-hop and reggae with bluesy undertones that went on to win international critical acclaim and amassed a respectable collection of awards including a 2010 Juno. After three years of heavy touring in cities and in remote corners of Canada, the U.S., Europe, Mexico and Australia (including the Canadian and Norwegian Arctic), Digging Roots is ready to release their newest album project Love Drive. Inspired by their travels, Love Drive is a stripped-down roots and blues-infused set of songs from the inner cities, the back roads and all the places in between. The husband and wife songwriting team have co-written a collection

that reflects a maturing sense of storytelling. Rich with subtle references and sounds of their Indigenous roots, the lyrics go on further to tell the tales of travellers, troublemakers, lovers, and heroes. There are stories of desperation and resilience, of simple pleasures, and wide open spaces. The album’s 12 songs are an eclectic tapestry of light and dark sound. Raven and ShoShona trade lead vocals fluidly complementing each other’s strengths while going from whispery intimacies, to smoky wails. Firmly inhabiting roots and blues but with a nomadic wanderlust to explore other terrain, Love Drive is gearing up for release this spring with a supporting tour already in the making with performances across Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Digging Roots performs March 7 at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Sid box office and online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. — Sid Williams Theatre

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We have a new home! After a week of mild uncertainty, the Georgia Straight Jazz Society happily moves into new digs in the Avalanche Pub this Thursday. The first group to grace the stage for Jazz at the Avalanche is the Anderson Jazz Syndicate. This trio of guitar, bass and drums enjoys the musical interaction that comes with playing together. The long association of these players allows for creative improvisation and expression over swinging and approachable jazz. The reputation they are developing is well-deserved. Leading this combo is guitar player Doug Anderson, who has played with many local jazz groups and has studied with Lee and Art Ellefson as well as Canadian jazz legend Bill Coon. His harmonic approach and rhythmic force set the stage for his fellow players. Bassist John Hyde was the artistic director of the Jazz Studies Program at Mount Royal College and past president of the Calgary Musicians’ Association.

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Nature all over poster Vancouver Island MusicFest turned to Comox Valley artist Robert Moon to create the image for the VI MusicFest 2013 poster. Moon, a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, found his inspiration for the poster in the

bucolic beauty of the festival’s grounds. “As a visual artist the elements of water, forest, sun and moon have come to represent my experience of MusicFest,” explained Moon, “and I chose them for the elements of my poster.”

ARTIST ROBERT MOON was inspired by MusicFest’s natural setting when he designed the iconic image for the 2013 event.

The image captures the gentle flow of the water in the river, the intensity of the sun and the soft light of the moon. “The music is always memorable,” said Moon, “but it is in combination with the surrounding countryside that creates an enduring and complete experience.” “He’s right,” agreed Doug Cox, VIMF artistic director. “We hear this all the time from our audience members and our performers. It’s that combination of wonderful music and a stunning environment that makes MusicFest unique. No other festival can offer an experience like ours.” Vancouver Island MusicFest 2013 takes place July 12 to 14 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. For tickets, artist announcements and festival information, go to www.islandmusicfest.com. — Vancouver Island MusicFest

THE DOCUMENTARY SHARKWATER will be one of the films offered Thursday for students at Lake Trail Middle School.

Documentaries in school This Thursday, Lake Trail Middle School will be treated to an afternoon of documentary films from around the world. The festival is being co-presented by the Lake Trail staff and World Community with funding from the British Columbia Council for International Co-operation (BCCIC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The festival will begin in the gym with an audience of about 250 (the entire school!). Guest Speaker Ben Porcher from the Victoria-based Dogwood Initiative will introduce the film Groundswell, a film about the need to protect B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest. Ben will talk about our pristine coast and how we can work to protect it from crude oil pipelines and tanker projects such as Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain proposal.

Guest speaker Bridget Horel will introduce the film Louder than a Bomb about students involved in a high school slam poetry contest. “Slam poetry is one very powerful example of the many ways you can make your voice heard,” says Horel. “The power of words and of sharing what you have to say can be for personal release and it can also be a tool for influencing and inspiring positive change.” In another venue, World Community co-ordinator Ed Carswell will introduce the hard-hitting documentary Sharkwater. This film is visually stunning but also a sobering look at shark-finning crimes across the planet. Sharks are going extinct so a few can enjoy shark fin soup. “Schools are the perfect places for film festivals,” says Carswell. “They have venues, equipment, as well as a guaranteed audience.” — Lake Trail Middle School

A GROUP OF Fiddlejam musicians surround birthday boy Wat Stanton and Juno girl Helen Austin.

Stanton 99,Austin up for award At the regular Tuesday night Fiddlejam session, fiddlers young and old celebrated Wat Stanton’s 99th birthday. Wat has been a Valley resident for years and is well-known in the musical community. He still plays

weekly at senior centres as well as with the young musicians of Fiddlejam. As someone pointed out, next year, at 100 years old, he’ll get a card from the queen. And that is not all — we also congratulated Helen Austin on

her Juno Award nomination for her recent children’s CD Always Be A Unicorn. Helen and her two children, Daisy and Charlie, also played and sang one of the many tunes that Wat has written. What a night!

So now Fiddlejam is practising hard for the North Island Festival on Tuesday at the Old Church Theatre; and for their next Merville Hall St. Patrick’s Day Contra Dance on March 16. Be green and be seen! — Fiddlejam

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Lightning strikes gold at B.C. finals Earle Couper Record Staff

The North Island Lightning struck gold at the Subway BCLA Tier 2 Field Lacrosse Provincial Championships, Feb. 22-24 at the Burnaby Lake Sports Com-

FIELD LACROSSE plex. The Lightning captured top spot in the U16 division, with Sam Kussauer of the Comox Valley winning a Fair Play Award. The event

hosted 24 youth boys’ teams from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Interior and Prince George. North Island split their Feb. 22 games, beating Vancouver 13-11 then losing to Mission 9-7. On Feb. 23 the Lightning knocked off

Adanacs#3 14-2 and edged Nanaimo 10-9. That put them into the Feb. 24 final and a rematch with Mission, with the Lightning exacting revenge and taking the gold with a 6-2 victory. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Sharks sharp in Saskatchewan Brooke Lamoureux, Jordyn Ryan and Ben Neufeld joined up with swimmers from the Campbell River Killer Whales to compete under the Predators Association banner at the Speedo Western Canadian Championships Feb. 14-17 in Saskatoon. The three Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks swimmers took advantage of competing in the recentlly built, state-of-the-art, 10-lane Shaw Centre. This was the first time attending a meet of this calibre for all three athletes; instead of competing against swimmers in their age-groups, the girls swam in the 15 & Under category while Ben swam in the 16 & Under category. Jordyn swam well, making the National Age Group Standard in each of her events. She came away with best times in her 200

TALENTED TRIO OF Sharks are Jordyn Ryan (left), Ben Neufeld and Brooke Lamoureux. IM and her 800 free. She had some awesome swims – even qualifying for the finals in the 200 IM on the last day.

Brooke had the most swims and was able to better her time in the 200 free to a 2:07.32 – a club record. She showed what

a great competitor she has become by swimming her best despite fighting a cold. “It truly shows how determined she has become – even in the face of adversity she digs down and fights every millimeter of the way,” commented her coach. Ben made all his three backstroke swims count – they were all in club record times and they were all qualifying times for this summer’s Age Group National Championships in Montreal. He swam a 29.18 in the 50, a 1:02.24 in the 100, and a 2:13.81 in the 200 back. Remember to support your local Sharks when they seek out donations for the upcoming SwimA-Thon. For more information, e-mail cvsharks@ gmail.com or visit their website at www.sharks. bc.ca. – Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks

Mt.Washington skiers up to speed Whistler Mountain Ski Club played host to the Super G/speed portion of the U16 Provincial Alpine skiing championships on Feb. 15-17, and Mount Washington Ski Club athletes were up to speed. The race hill was very steep, the courses were challenging and fast and it was gut-wrenchingly icy. Add to that, the competitive field was tough…very tough. All but one of the Mount Washington racers are in their first year of the U16 category and they had some impressive results! The Super G event is the next best thing to the downhill event and these athletes came barreling down the mountain at speeds in excess of 90 km/h. The team loved the speed and the airtime of the double jump about halfway down

MAJA NYMANN BLASTS past a gate during her Super G race. the course. Kole Harle of Campbell River had another strong

showing placing in the top 20 in each of his three SG races and top five for his

age in the province. Keegan McCooey of Cumberland also had two incredible top 25 finishes, top eight for her age in the province. Another highlight of the weekend was the skier cross. Athletes were grouped into teams and Kole Harle of Campbell River led his team to a silver place and Liam Gilchrist of Nanaimo led his team to a third place bronze. Cole Anderson, Maja Nymann and Logan Frame of Campbell River also had solid results at this provincial championship, results that have qualified them to attend the CanAm Western Canadian/USA Championships to be held in Panorama resort next weekend. The club can be contacted at www.mtwashingtonskiclub.com. – Mount Washington Ski Club

BRYCE OLSEN OF Vanier advances the ball past Cowichan’s Travis McDonald during the Towhees’ opening game. PHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY

Towhees fifth at Island tourney Earle Couper Record Staff

St. Michaels won the 2012-13 Vancouver Island Junior Boys Basketball Championship on Saturday with a dominating 76-38 win over Oak Bay at the G.P. Vanier gym. Tournament MVP was St. Michael’s Max Pollen. Cowichan Thunderbirds beat John Barsby Bulldogs 62-46 for third place and the last Island berth to the B.C. Championships, to be held March 6-9 at Vancouver College. The host Vanier Towhees had one of their best games of the year on Saturday but fell short of Barsby 51-42 and finished in fifth place, their highest Island finish in many years. “Pivot Bryce Olsen was the cornerstone for Vanier all year,” said coach Tony Edwards. Vanier (North #3) opened Thursday with a 55-31 loss to Cowichan (Central #1). They bounced back Friday to defeat Nanaimo (North #4) 43-33 before bowing out Saturday with the loss to Barsby (North #1). In other boys’ playdowns on the weekend, Mark Isfeld Ice finished fifth at the Vancouver Island AA Championships at Wellington in Nanaimo. The Ice (N2) lost 55-43 to Brentwood College (S3), beat Nanaimo (N4) 57-35 then lost 66-55 to Lambrick Park (S2). The top three (Brentwood, Wellington and Lambrick) advance to the B.C.s March 6-9 in Kamloops while St. Michaels (N4) played Elphinstine (Howe Sound #2) Monday in a challenge game for the final Island berth. At the North Island AAA Championships at Cowichan, the Vanier Towhees finished third and advanced to the Island championships, which go Feb. 28 to March 2 at Mt. Douglas. The Towhees lost 84-62 to Dover Bay and beat Alberni 72-53. Alberni (N4) played Spectrum (S5) on Tuesday in a challenge for the last Island berth. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com


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Soccer academy on track Everything is progressing nicely for the Vancouver Island Soccer Academy, introduced by Shel Brodsgaard in the Comox Valley this spring. The first meeting back in January was attended by almost 100 players and families and the next meeting has been arranged for Wednesday, March 6 for ages U10-U11-U12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and for ages U13-U16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This meeting will serve to follow-up with any of the families/participants regarding questions about the academy and formally initiate the registration process,â&#x20AC;? Brodsgaard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will officially announce the academy name and logo.â&#x20AC;? Brodsgaard said he is working on the academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first event in the Comox Valley that will see it host several teams on Denman Island for a tournament April 27-28. There will be six teams in total playing in this two-day event; three teams from the U11 age group and three teams from the U13 age group. For more info on the academy, visit http://soccerwithshel.blogspot. ca/2013_02_01_ archive.html. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vancouver Island Soccer Academy

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Yetis make history by sweeping Generals The Comox Valley Glacier Kings put the exclamation point on their first-round Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff series by overwhelming the Oceanside Generals 6-1 Sunday afternoon in Parksville. It was a historic win for the Yetis as the fourgame playoff sweep was the first in the franchiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 years. The Yetis are scheduled to start round two of the playoffs March 5 in Nanaimo against the Buccaneers. On Feb. 24 in Parksville, Sasha Hahn put the visitors up 1-0 with a goal at 4:24 of the first frame. The Icemen found their skating legs in the second, outshooting the Generals 22-7 and getting goals from Hahn (deflecting a Calvin Hadley shot from the point) and Rylan Ball to stretch the lead to 3-0. An unorthodox twist saw the game moved to the adjacent arena due to ice problems when, late in the second period, White executed a flawless hip check that sent an Oceanside forward flying. When the player landed he took

COMOX VALLEY GOALIE Michael Hails smothers the puck to prevent Generalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Taylor Gray from shooting, with Nick Tupper (on knees) and Wade Bartlett lending support. PHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY

a big chip out of the ice, and it proved unfixable. The eerie event did not stall the Glacier Kings as they relied on strong performances from their energy lines to keep things going. Their continued strong play put the Yetis on

the power play, where Michael Pond converted a Ball pass and Ball capitalized on Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth helper of the game to make it 5-0. The play continued in favour of the G-Kings, with both teams getting chances

until rookie Hadley buried a beautiful shot behind Oceanside netminder Alex Mastrodonato to put Comox up 6-0. Liam Giroux came on to relieve Mastrodonato after that goal. Oceanside veteran Joe Chase ruined Michael

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Series is a grand prix format where the champions are determined by points collected in a series of events over the course of the season. Last year CVSC was represented by one skater; this year five will compete, with two of those presently in the top five in their respective categories. Peyton Meiers is sitting in second place

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BOARD CHAIR RON Freeman (left) and Tom Beshr, Development & Partnerships for Habitat for Humanity North Island, accept a $10,000 cheque from the team at Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty. The funds will be used for the 2013 Habitat build underway at 1580 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay.

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YOU ARE NOT Alone (YANA) executive director Anita Brassard (left) receives a $1,675 cheque from Barbel Raynolds, vice-president of the North Island Choral Society. The donation represented the proceeds from a Christmas Sing-Along-Messiah concert.

ROYAL LEPAGE IN the Comox Valley presented two cheques to the Comox Valley Transition Society-Lilli House totaling over $5,100. This was money raised from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garage Sale For Shelter and from individual realtor donations. From left: Heather Ney, Transition Society director; realtors Harmony Dyck, Maureen Davidson, Kristie Woodrow, Neil Woodrow and Barbara Magnusson; centre Admin. Staff Nikki Murphy.

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Second graders share thoughts via video project Scott Stanfield Record Staff A group of Grade 2 students at Brooklyn Elementary in Comox put their heads together to create a video containing some simple but profound messages to make the world a better place. Dubbed A Bigger Thing, the song in the video was penned by Comox singer/ songwriter Annie Handley, whose son Cole McLean was among the second graders in Shelley Longland’s class last year. “It started because she (Handley) had a CD out, and her producer (Doug Biggs) wanted a video of one of her songs,” Longland said. The video was recorded over the course of a few months last spring. About 20 students were involved. “It was pretty big,” Longland said of the project. “The kids only saw pieces of putting the thing together when we’d film outside and in the music room. It was a good process for them to go through, and then to finally see the finished product. They got why it took so long and all the pieces that went together.” Handley, Biggs, parents and others filmed different parts and sections of the video — but it was the students who brainstormed the ideas behind the video on a weekly basis for upwards of a month. “It was actually the kids’ idea to come up with this story behind the song,” said Handley, who approached Longland with the idea for a project. “They wanted to show the world what they thought — how they thought they could make the world a better place.” The video starts with a student tapping out a tune on a piano, followed by a group of smiling children playing instruments around a microphone. Students are pictured in the school hallway carrying hearts and warm messages, running

BROOKLYN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students created a video called A Bigger Thing to help make the world a better place.

It was actually the kids’ idea to come up with this story behind the song. They wanted to show the world what they thought — how they thought they could make the world a better place.

on the field, filling a compost container and playing instruments on the playground. In some scenes, they mouth the words being sung by Handley. At other times they sing along. Following is a sample of the song: We are all just a part, say hello, hold the door The picture is yours for the taking, It’s yours, like our hands and our hearts

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We are all just part of a bigger thing. Handley credits the students for conceptualizing the entire video and the positive messages contained therein: Smile, Conserve Energy, Light, Join a Group. “Those are all the childrens’ words,” Handley said. “It was all about them. It was wonderful. It was all of their thoughts and ideas, all of their energies.” Music teacher Andrew

Clarke helped out with instruments and singing in the video. “He was involved in it big time,” Handley said. “It took place during a lot of his music class, so he would involve the kids with the instruments. We actually miked their voices.” Throughout the video students piece together a puzzle of a world map filled with animals and mammals. The final piece is put in place near the end. The students all received a copy of the video, which went to YouTube and the school district website. Watch it at www.youtube. com/watch?v=gjTsLs3uKXk. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Cyberbullying’s impact is serious, harmful Renee Andor Record Staff Cyberbullying is the newest form of bullying, and one of the most complex, according to the Province’s ERASE (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) Bullying Strategy website. The website goes on to explain the complexity of cyberbullying is because “it’s constantly evolving and changing with new technology and social media sites, and it has no boundaries – it can reach a child anywhere, anytime, and its impact can be very serious and harmful.” Highland Secondary School teacher Tara Colborne — who has written pieces about cyberbullying, and is organizing some Pink Shirt Day anti-bullying activities with her leadership class — says cyberbullying can be even more hurtful than traditional face-to-face bullying. “In many ways it is worse to be bullied online because more people are involved and bear witness to your humiliation, and share your humiliation, and tag your humiliation,” she says. “Without a doubt, online bullying is continuing to grow. Facebook, as we know it, started in 2004 and it seems that just nine years into this massive social experiment, kids have grown a bit desensitized to the nastiness that occurs far too regularly. “The good news is that more and more young people

are saying enough is enough and walking away from their Facebook account.” Dr. Shelley Robinson — a vice-principal at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School with extensive experience in schools with active technology programs — adds helping youth understand the ramifications of what they do online is key to fighting back against cyberbullying. “The key thing that I’ve discovered is that there needs to be a real concern

their own phones, their own iPods, their PlayBooks, their iPads, they start coming and they start having a tremendous amount of flexibility working with the bandwidth of the school to be able to access the internet,” she says. “The challenge for us now with BYOD, Bring Your Own Devices, is they own those devices, so all we can do is suggest ‘you can’t use those anymore in school, please leave them at home,’ but

The key thing that I’ve discovered is ❝ that there needs to be a real concern for building something called digital citizenship, and having a real awareness around, what does it mean to be a good digital citizen. for building something called digital citizenship, and having a real awareness around, what does it mean to be a good digital citizen,” says Robinson. “In an age of high use of technology, that becomes not only our friend in education, but can be our enemy if we’re not working with parents and students around how to use it wisely.” She notes a school’s ability to stop online bullying at school is becoming more and more difficult because students don’t need to use school computers as much anymore. “Whenever you have an active technology program and you start having something that educators refer to as BYOD — which is Bring Your Own Devices — you start having students using

once they’re at home there’s nothing that we can really do unless we’ve got the parents on board.” She notes schools get involved sometimes, especially if there’s evidence like screen-shot photos showing bullying happening on social media sites, but parents need to be more aware than ever of what their children are doing online. The ERASE Bullying Strategy website also says monitoring your children’s activity online is very important. The website states some signs that your child is a victim of cyberbullying are if he or she: Unexpectedly stops using the computer or spends an increased amount of time on it

Appears nervous or jumpy when they receive an instant message, text or e-mail Seems uneasy about going to school or going outside Show signs of anger, depression or frustration after using the computer, receiving a text, etc. Avoids discussions about what they are doing online Becomes abnormally withdrawn from friends and family Some signs you child may be a cyberbully are if he or she: Quickly switches screens or closes programs when you walk by Uses the computer at all hours of the night Gets unusually upset if he or she can’t use the computer or cellphone Laughs excessively while using the computer Avoids discussions about what they are doing online Uses multiple online accounts, or one that isn’t theirs Some suggestions to prevent or address cyberbullying in your home are: encourage your child not to respond to cyberbullies; keep evidence of cyberbullying, such as printing out e-mails or photos; contact the police with username details; and contact your child’s school among other things. For more information on cyberbullying including more tips to preventing or addressing cyberbullying in your home, plus information about other forms of bullying, visit www.erasebullying. ca. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com


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Renee Andor Record Staff The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island (BGCCVI) are focusing on generating awareness about anti-bullying for Pink Shirt Day this year. “This year we’re putting a focus on our clubs, our individual clubs, promoting anti-bullying in their programming,” says Linda Thomas, manager of fundraising and community relations for BGCCVI. “In the Comox Valley our out of school care programs will be doing specific activities with the kids — they’ll be doing talks with them, they’ll be doing activities centred around anti-bullying, so we’re focussing more this year on awareness with the kids.” Thomas notes a focus on “teachable moments” which are used to teach kids through experience. The sixth annual Pink Shirt Day is on Wednesday, Feb. 27, and it’s designed to send a powerful message that bullying, in any form, is not OK. BGCCVI launched Pink Shirt pins — which are small pink pins shaped like T-shirts — last year, and Thomas says they are once again available at the Comox Valley Club office. The pins are $5 with proceeds going to support local Boys and Girls Club programming. The Comox Valley Club office is located at 367 11th St. in Courtenay, and it’s open from 9 a.m. to

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Kids and youth see bullying happen ❝ all the time and for us it’s important that we teach the youth in our programs what to do if they see bullying, what to do if they’re experiencing bullying, what to do if someone comes to them to talk about bullying. 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Thomas also says people can call her at 250-338-7582 to make alternate arrangements. Pink Shirt pins are designed to be worn all year long allowing wearers to show they are taking a stand against bullying all year. She says Pink Shirt pins were successful last year and are proving successful again this year, noting Coastal Community Credit Union really jumped on board with them this year.

“We originally gave them 300 and then we gave them 50 more and they’ve sold all them and they need 17 more so that’s 367 pins so Coastal Community Credit Union,” she says of credit union employees enthusiasm for the pins. “That’s fantastic for us to see something like that happen.” Meanwhile, Pink Shirt Day T-shirts are available at London Drugs, (in Driftwood Mall), as they have been for the entirety of the Pink Shirt Day initiative’s life. “We are proud to return

as a staunch supporter and partner of the sixth annual Pink Shirt Day,” says Wynne Powell, president and CEO of London Drugs in a news release. “We encourage everyone to support this important awareness campaign and purchase Pink Shirt Day T-shirts from London Drugs.” T-shirts are $9.80 each and proceeds go to Boys and Girls Club programming and the CKNW Orphans’ Fund. Thomas notes Pink Shirt Day T-shirts are available at Old Navy locations this year as well, of which there are none in the Comox Valley. She adds helping youth understand bullying, and what to do if they see it happening is especially important. “Kids and youth see bullying happen all the time and for us it’s important that we teach the youth in our programs what to do if they see bullying, what to do if they’re experiencing bullying, what to do if someone comes to them to talk about bullying,” she says. “It’s a valuable tool to have to know what to do… We want to encourage our kids and youth that are in our programming to not just stand by and let it happen, to speak our and to be advocates for those around them and themselves.” For more information on BGCCVI visit www.bgccvi. com and for more information on Pink Shirt Day, visit www.pinkshirtday.ca. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Advice for the bullied Bullying is one kind of abuse. You may have heard this word but not know what it means. Abuse is when someone treats you in a way that could hurt you — either hurt your feelings and make you very unhappy or hurt your body. If you are bullied, you really must tell somebody. Tell your parents and your teachers, or someone else you trust so they can support you. It is up to these adults to do something about the bullying. There are also several telephone helplines you can phone if you want to talk to someone. No one deserves to be bullied Bullies may pick on anyone they feel is ‘different’. They may try to bully someone whose skin is a different colour, who speaks differently, or someone who has a disability. If a bully picks on you, he might call you names, tease you or try to frighten you or even harm you. When you are bullied, it makes you feel unhappy. You may begin to feel that you don’t want to go out or go to school, and start mak-

ing excuses not to go. This doesn’t really help, as it will not solve the problem. Very often, the person who is doing the bullying may have problems at home or school and is taking it out on you. Knowing this probably won’t make you feel any happier, but it might make it easier for you to understand why the bully is behaving like this. Everyone has the right to be treated kindly and no one deserves to be bullied — so what can you do if it happens to you? Dealing with the bully There are several things you can do to try to help yourself: • Ignore the bully. Try to pretend that what he or she is saying doesn’t bother you. Remember, the bully wants you to react and, if you don’t, he/she may get fed up and leave you alone. • Look the bully in the eye and say, “No, this isn’t funny,” and then move away. Practise saying this in the mirror so that you can look confident when you say it. • Don’t try to fight back — most bullies are bigger or stronger than the people they pick on.

• Ask the bully to repeat what he or she has just said — again, this will surprise them and they might feel silly repeating the remark. • Try to avoid being alone in the places where you know the bully is likely to pick on you. Other kinds of abuse There are different kinds of abuse. Bullies will probably be other children or young people at your school (it can happen in mainstream or special school). They tease you or call you names — this is called emotional abuse. Sometimes adults abuse children — if any adult kicks or punches or shakes a child and hurts them in this way, it is called physical abuse. If someone touches your private parts when you don’t want them to — this is called sexual abuse. If this happens to you, it is not your fault. If anyone touches you in a way that hurts you or feels wrong, remember it is not your fault. You must tell someone about it. — Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

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HENGEN, Marvin Olaf March 31, 1933 ~ February 15, 2013 Surrounded by his family, Marvin passed away peacefully at the age of 79 years. He is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his wife Iris, of 56 years, his three loving children Grant (Christine), Wade, Lynn; ten siblings, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Accepted for pilot training in the Air Force in early 1955, Marvin was a proud member of Air Squadron 440 and served as a Search and Rescue pilot. After more than 10,000 hours and 27 years, Marvin retired from the Air Force in May 1982. Afterwards, for a number of years Marvin worked in the field of navigational air photography. The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Sturgeon Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion in taking care of Dad. A Funeral Service to honour Marvin’s life will be held at Memories Funeral Home, 13403 St. Albert Trail, Edmonton, AB on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 2:30 PM. Memorial donations in Marvin’s memory may be made directly to the “Lung Association” or the “Heart and Stroke Foundation”. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.memoriesfuneral.com

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Norma Jean Frank (Nonie) 1962 - February 22, 2010 The World is at a Loss Without You You fly above, keeping safe the ones you loved And when we’re lost, you shine a light until we’re found Your strength, your smile and most of all your laugh are still here with those that you passed them down onto Still I don’t know, why this Earth it let you go? The World is at a loss without you Your love and warmth It shines on Here and there a feather falls to the ground Bringing luck to the person, whose hand is found Now even though you’re not here, you’ve never left You’ll be with us until together we all rest Still I don’t know, why this Earth it let you go? The World is at a loss with you Your love and warmth It shines on Love Always Randy, Clayton and Joshua

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ANNIE FRANCES MCGUCKIN August 11, 1938 – February 19, 2013 Fran McGuckin passed away on the homestead on February 19, 2013 after a heroic struggle with that damn cancer. Born August 11, 1938 in Ireland, Annie Frances was the youngest of eight. Fran became a registered nurse in England in 1959. She continued her dedication to the patients in Canada until 2000, finishing her career at Cumberland Extended Care, where many great friends were made. In England 1962, Fran married the love of her life Dennis McGuckin. They soon set off in search of the good life in Western Canada. Landing first in Vancouver, then a few years in Prince Rupert and finally settling in the Comox Valley in 1973. Fran was a great Friend, a wonderful Wife, a devoted Mother and a cherished Grandma. She was a talented knitter with many a baby kept warm by her creations. Fran enjoyed skiing, was an amazing fish slayer and later found pleasure in golfing. She had been an active volunteer with the Red Cross and the Disabled Skiers over the years. Fran had Irish eyes that would smile for anyone and everyone. Forever remembered by her best friend and husband Dennis, son Simon, daughter Sara, granddaughter Caylyn (Cam), numerous relatives overseas and many loving friends. The family wish to thank all those that supported us, offered comfort and care, especially Dr. Peter Gee and nurses. A Celebration of Life will be held when the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and the birds are singing, Frans favourite time of year. The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

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FULL OR Part time hair stylist needed for True Dimensions Hair Design. Drop off resume at 1935 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message for Information: 1800-972-0209.

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HOLBROOK DYSON LOGGING LIMITED- requires a full time processor operator to run a Tigercat H855C with Waratah HTH624 head. Full year work and union rates/benefits apply. Please fax resumes to 250-287-9259.

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FoodSafe, Sunday, March 3 Sports Centre - Aquarium Room Cost $65, Email for info.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HANDYMAN SERVICES General household repair & maintenance, painting, drywall repairs, woodwork, deck & fence All quotes in writing in advanced References on request. No job to small 25 yrs. exp. 250-339-4497 HOME REPAIR & Maintenance Service. Interior or Exterior. Call Les for Free estimate at 250-898-8887.

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

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.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or check online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

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FURNITURE

LEGAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LOOKING FOR Drywall Borders, 1 year experience, $18$22/hr for Calgary area, food & accommodations provided, unlimited supply of work. Call 1(403)978-1015.

HANDYPERSONS

FIR SHAVINGS- 30 $300. Delivered. (250)334-9559.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

DAVE LANDON Motors has an opening for an Automotive Salesperson. This is a full time commissioned position and comes with a full benefits package. The position requires a commitment of time, energy, constant learning, proficiency with new technology, ambition and t he ability to excel in customer service. If you have these skills needed to succeed, please email your resume to dlsales@telus.net.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

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ESCORTS

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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CARPENTRY 250-650-1333 SKILLED carpenter. Licensed & certified. Free estimates, Call Doug www.suncrestholdings.ca CERTIFIED CARPENTER. Kitchen, bathrooms, decks, flooring. All your renovation needs. Emery, 250-218-0734.

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. RATTAN SUNROOM Set. Five Piece. Sofa, chair, 2 swivel reclining chairs and foot stool. $1000 Firm. Please call 250-941-2809.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

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

ELECTRICAL

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.

GOLFERS SPECIAL, 1994 Yamaha golf cart, gas engine, new battery and tires. Very good shape, $1795 obo. Call Richard (250)871-2933. Moving! to the U.K. must sell: Aero Pilates machine, lady jazz golf clubs. Pfaff hobbylock serger, B & D blender/processor, Hamilton beach toaster oven, Steam Extreme cleaner, Brass Button bears collection, Gamecube, PS 2 w/games & accessories. 250- 897-1266

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

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

GARDENING

CAMPBELL RIVER

$179,500. Spacious 1110sq ft, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, top floor, ocean view condo. New roof, new balcony, lrg master bdrm & ensuite, lots of storage, insuite W/D, skylight in kitchen, thick carpet except in bathroom/kitchen/laundry, 5 appls. Adult building, no pets, no rentals. Call 250-203-9673.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

“Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967”

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Thursday, February 28 • 6pm

Italian dining table and 8 chairs, stools, rattan couch and love seat, rattan divider, patio furniture, chest freezer, quality dryer, pine bedroom dressers, limited edition framed artwork, 2 pianos, tires, bush bar, automotive accessories, HD hitch and stabilizer bars, RV battery, wood lathe and chisels, compact bender, power JASON and hand tools, gas hedger, huge Record vice and tons of shop Check out our supplies, rope, some small lifts of lumber, English saddle, new website, for full ad. jewellery, coins, stamps, crossbow, fishing gear, motor bike ramp Viewing: Wed. 9-5 and so much more. & Thurs. 9-6 Terms Cash, Visa, M/C, = • SAME DAY REMOVAL • CLOSED TUESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

MUST SEE: 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 Bath, sep. office with private entry nestled in Qualicum Woods.Just 5 mins to Village, beach, forest & 2 golf courses. Low maint. gardens, fenced backyard, offers privacy & peaceful surrounding.Lots of updates & reno’s, infra-red sauna in garage. $349,000.00 If interested call:250-594-5654

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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SUITES, LOWER

TOWNHOUSES

COMOX RENOVATED Close to base/ college Studio $600/mo Avail Now. 702-5339

4-BDRM + den, 3 level duplex, East Courtney. N/P. March 1st. $1350. 250-335-0350.

$760./mo 1 bdrm bsmt suite, own entry. Lake Trail Rd., no bus route. Inclds heat/hydro/ washer.NP/NS. (250)338-6689

COURTENAY EAST: 2 bdrm quiet, sunny ground floor condo. Near college. 5 appl’s. F/P, NS/NP. $750. (250)338-9968.

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.

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.

COURTENAY, SPACIOUS, centrally located 2 and 3 bdrms ($650/$775) Townhome, 1835 Piercy Ave., coin laundry, new roof, N/P. Family oriented. Call (250)702-1096.

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, office 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

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 floors main areas. Immaculate. Immediate possession. $220,000 Call 250-338-8260 SINGLE MODULAR Home. Valley Vista Estates. 2 bedroom. 1 bath. 980 sq.ft 55 plus. $110,500 call 250-8971812 to view 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

OFFICE Space for rent in Professional Building - downtown core Courtenay - $600.00 per month plus HST. Please call 250-338-6766 during business hours.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL SHOP/WAREHOUSE space. Cousins Rd. 1200 sqft. 3 phase power. High ceilings. Office 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 offices. High ceiling & bay door. Back yard space avail. Call 250-897-0950 (days) 250703-0400 (eve)

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES

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

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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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

2 BDRM, rancher style duplex in quiet area. F/S, D/W,W/D, garage. Great place with large kitchen, bath & storage throughout home $1150

COMOX- 5 bdrms, 3 bath, FURNISHED waterfront home. NS/NP. 5 appls. $1800/mo. Avail Mar 1. (250)510-0467.

Houses & Suites

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). PORT MCNEILL: Small 2 bdrm, 1 bath home on easy care lot, partial ocean view. New flooring and roof. Possible rent to own for qualified buyer. $135,000. Call 250902-9582 or 250-956-2388.

PRICE REDUCED! 2009 Wildwood 27 RLSSLE Northwest Package. Showroom condition, slide out, 12’x12’ shed, fenced yard, custom skirting. Privacy site at Shelter Bay RV Resort, stay here or relocate. Asking $17,500 Call 250286-3343.

TOWNHOUSES COMOX: ONE level bright, modern & spacious, 2 bdrms, 8 years old, 2 full baths, dbl. garage, patio, gas f/p, close to beach & downtown. $269,000. 250-339-7263/218-5263.

3 BDRM,rancher duplex on Urquhart. Large open concept with F/S, W/D and laminate floors. N/S, N/P $950/mth 2 BDRM unit on Back Road. Open living/dining room with F/S, D/W, W/D. Lots of storage. N/S, N/P $800/mth COURTENAY. Laketrail area. Newly reno. 3 bdrm, 2 ba,6 appls., N/S, Refs, sm. pet neg. March 1. $1300. 898-0328

HOMES FOR RENT RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO SPACIOUS SINGLE family N. Nanaimo 3bdrm, 2bath, open floor plan, family room. Updated kitch & bath, soaker tub, new roof. Near bus, ammen’s. $280,000. 250-756-3593

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

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.

COUSINS ROAD. 1 bedroom bachelor suite. Hydro, cable incl. N/S. No parties. $700. Avail Immed. 250-218-7972

SUITES, UPPER

COURTENAY: 2 bdrm mobile home on Braidwood Road. Clean, NP/NS. Refs req. $700. Call (250)339-7566.

24-2728 1st St 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appls., $1050/mth Avail. Mar. 1

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division)

7403 South Island Hwy. 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appls., $1050/mth Avail. Immed. 1961 Bolt Ave 5 Bed 2 Bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $1300/mth Avail Mar 15

2180 PIERCY Clean, bright duplex in quiet neighborhood, 2 large bedrooms, 2 full baths in walking distance to amenities. Garage, wheelchair accessible, gas F/P, 5 appls, built in vacuum, NP/NS. Available immediately $900/mo. Contact Royal Lepage at 250-897-1300.

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Apartments•Condos•Suites

COURTENAY: SHARED W/D & Kitchen, own bathroom. N/S. Avail after March. 10th, $500 incls all utils. 250-702-4457.

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION $449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo hotel.com 1-888-481-9660.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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 221-130 CENTENNIAL 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 5 appls, $775/mth AVAIL. Apr. 1 301-4685 ALDERWOOD 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $975/mth AVAIL. Mar. 1.

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

1 MONTH FREE. Large 2 BDRM. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! $750/mo. Call 250-334-4646.

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CONDOS / SUITES / APARTMENTS

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

No car? No prob! 1 & 2 bdrm condos ideally located within walking distance to amenities & Airpark, & on bus route for longer distances. 2 appl w/on-site laundry. Storage available. Pet may be considered w/deposit. N/S. Rent from $600/month. Immediate, Mar 1 & Apr 1 possession

CHERRYWOOD MANOR

Spacious, beautifully renovated, 1 & 2 bdrm, 1 bath apts located in secured entrance building, near schools & on bus routes. Master bdrms incl. walk-in closets. Incl. large deck & windows. 2 appl w/on-site laundry. N/P. N/S. Immed. possession. Rents from $625/month. FREE heat & hot water!!

CUMBERLAND RD. SUITE

Newly updated 2 bdrm, 1 bath suite located near downtown core is in excellent proximity to parks, schools & shopping, & located on bus route. Suite incl. 4 appl & exclusive use of main driveway & carport. $850/month, plus utilities. N/S. Small pet MAY BE considered w/deposit.

TOWNHOUSES / DUPLEXES

COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm & den, 1 bath, F & S, carport, partially fenced, N/S, No pets. Avail. Mar. 1$1,200/mth BRAND NEW CARRIAGE HOUSE in Comox, 1 bdrm & den, 1 bath, 7 appls, gas F/P, ocean view, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed - $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 SHORT TERM RENTALS 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in Comox, 5 appls, laminate flrs, woodstove, fenced yrd, garage. Avail Apr 1- July 31st. $1500/mth. PUNTLEDGE PARK 3 bdrm & den, 1 bath rancher, 5 appls, woodstove, partially fencedyrd. w/shed, N/S, per neg. w/ref. Avail. Apr. 1 $1,200/mth

EAST COURTENAY - 2 bdrm F&S. Avail. in suite laundry (extra $50 ) N/S, N/P, Avail now. $725/mth 250-871-6633

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO

DO YOU CARE about where you live? Do high standards of maintenance, service and cleanliness matter to you? Do you prefer quiet, mature neighbours? If yes, please give us a call and discover how the quality of ownership and management makes all the difference. We have the best managed, finest apartments in the most convenient locations in the Comox Valley. Locally owned - we own and manage our own buildings only. There is a difference! Please refer to available apartments listed below. TELEPHONE 250-703-2264 | 250-338-0267 | 250-339-1222

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

Renovated, bright, 1 & 2 bdrm apts in secured entrance building is ideally located near Cumberland Hospital & charming downtown Cumberland core. Incl. 2 appl, pantry/ storage, patio, & on site coin-op laundry. N/P. N/S. For immediate possession. Rents from $600/month.

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BLACK CREEK- ocean front property, ground level, 2 bdrms, 2 appls, shared W/D. N/S. Hydro/heat incld. $900 mo. Call (250)337-5182.

2-BDRM TOWNHOUSE. 5 appls, patio. N/P or partiers. Lake Trail area. $750 mo. 250334-4724 or 250-650-4724.

ROOMS FOR RENT

ULVERSTON MANOR

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

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

7-1720 13th St 2 bed, 1bath, N/S, 4 appls, $725/mth Avail. Mar. 1

COURTENAY- 2110 Piercy Ave, 1300sq ft, 2 bdrms, 1.5 bath, 4 appls, fully re-furbished. Avail now. Refs req’d. $900/mo. (250)338-5082.

3 BDRM, rancher style upstairs duplex. 5 appls, laminate floors good area of Comox - $1200 COURTENAY

COMOX 1-bdrm suite. Includes utilities, laundry, N/S. Avail Mar 1 $640/mth339-1338

EDGETT MEWS Enjoy main level living w/bdrms & laundry room on upper level in this quiet townhouse complex tucked away in West Courtenay. End unit & incl. new renos, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 5 appl, semi-private patio area, & covered carport. N/S. N/P. $800/month. For immediate possession.

TUNNER GARDENS Adult oriented, beautifully maintained complex, conveniently located within moments to shopping & recreation. Open concept design offering 1442sqft living space w/bright kitchen & lovely french doors leading to patio. Spacious dining room off lg living room w/ gas f/p. 2 lg bdrms, 2 baths, laundry & garage. $1200/month. For immediate possession.

HOMES FOR RENT

KENDAL AVE, CUMBERLAND

In the quaint Village of Cumberland, Coal Hill Estates, enjoy 9 ft ceilings, open concept living space, natural gas f/p, beautiful finishing throughout, & front & rear decks. Home features 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 3 appl kitchen w/pantry, washer/dryer, & laminate &carpet flooring mix. $1300/month. Avail Apr 1

KENTWOOD MOBILE

Recently renovated mobile is rural living, with comforts & amenities of town only minutes away. Incl 4 appl & small yard w/ shed. Small pet may be permitted w/references & deposit. N/S. $800/month. For immediate possession

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.


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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

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ANDERTON ARMS

200 Back Road, Courtenay

426 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay

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

Cozy 1 bedroom, in a great location! Overlooks Puntledge River and Lewis Park. Short walk to downtown. 2 rental references required. Avail. March 1. No pets allowed.

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

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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

CONDOS CYPRESS ARMS

PACIFIC COURT 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.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

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

2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d.

Call 250-338-7449

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

TOWNHOUSES TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay Attractive 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enjoy new appliances, ďŹ&#x201A;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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1992 NISSAN Stanza LE. Power breaks, steering, windows. New breaks. Complete tune up. Good tires. $2400 O.B.O. 250-204-6411.

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www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, and 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom ďŹ nishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed & 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 BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, patio, new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring res. pkg. N/S. cat ok. Avail. Immed. $725/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 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 ďŹ&#x201A;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 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 Trumpeterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing, 1 bdrm & den, 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 DRESSAGE COURT 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas f/p, patio, n/s, cat ok. avail. Mar. 1 - $875/mth 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 CLOSE TO COLLEGE two level townhouse, 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, carport, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $850/mth

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2010 YAMAHA TW200, on road/off road, 120km, $4,000 obo 250-923-3431 or 250-2021340 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

2003 REX Air Motor Home. Well maintained, Class A, 29ft, as new. V10 motor, low mileage, garage kept. N/S and N/P $44,900. 1-250-746-7808

1997 CHRYSLER Intrepid. New brakes, tires. 230,000 miles. $2000.00. 250-8909409 or e-mail fsjsand@hotmail.com 2006 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Adventure 80,000k. Immaculate condition, lotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of extras. $30,000 O.B.O Please call 250-338-8206

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2002 MERCEDES Benz C230. Very low kms. New tires, silver/black interior. Excellent condition. Parked in winter. Manual, 6 speed. Leather seats. $7900. 250-287-2645 98,000 KMS. Ford Explorer XLS. 4 Doors + Extras. $7100. Call 250-287-2009.

TRUCKS & VANS 2005 CHEVY Trail Blazer LS Exc cond. 103,000kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 6cyl auto, air, cruise, privacy glass, many extras. $9,995. Call after 5pm or leave msg. 1 (250)754-0725 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

2008 PONTIAC Torrent GXP, 110,000 KMS, all wheel drive, 6 speed automatic, power everything, heated leather, sunroof, bumper to bumper warranty. Fully loaded, asking $16,995 obo. (250)897-1266 or (250)897-2047.

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

1998 MAZDA V6 B4000, RWD Automatic. 165000km. Good cond. Reliable vehicle. $3800 OBO. Call or text: 250202-6365

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING HONDA CIVIC Hybrid 2007. 1owner; regular maintenance; 93,000km; automatic, cruise control, A/C, 2 sets wheels; dark blue grey, excellent cond. $12,000. Call 250-338-0806.

2003 WIND STAR VAN. Automatic remote starter, Bruno lift. Comes with or without scooter. 147,400 km. Fully inspected. $7000. (250)338-1961.

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MARINE ACCESSORIES ESTATE SALE: 2012 Nissan motor 9.8 electric start, long shaft with prop guard. Brand new never used. Paid $3100, offers obo. (250)339-1032.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

Golfers enjoy weather Feb. 23 was the fourth Saturday in a row that the weather was good, so 77 Glacier Greens men played golf. It was sunny, reasonably warm with little or no wind. POG holes were drawn by Len’s son: #12 and #15 were lucky for some and not for others. Hcp. 0-10: Low gross Chris Westbrook 73, Dave Osborne 76, Jason Gordon 77 c/b. Low net Andy Blair 65, Chris Kalnay 68, Steve Peters 69 c/b. Snips: #1 Richard Martin, #2 & #6 Steve Peters, #4 Chris Kalnay, #8 Al Cabilan, #11 Chris Westbrook, #12 (POG) Bruce Coulter, #17 Jason Gordon. Hcp. 11-16: Low gross Mike Worley 79, Ferg Webster 80, Mike Gibbs 81. Low net Chuck Brown 67 c/b, Jim Loring 67, Norm Fellbaum 81. Snips: #4 Nick Mykitiuk, #9 Ferg Webster, #10 Mike Worley, #16 Steve Ellis. Hcp. 17+: Low gross

No ferry not good for darts The Comox Legion Ladies Open Darts Shoot was all-butscuttled by the ComoxPowell River ferry as Saturday’s first sailing from Little River was cancelled. Four ladies who had looked forward to participating were left high and dry at the Powell River terminal. Regardless, the tournament got underway with a small turnout. Only six pairs took part in the doubles event (a far cry from the inaugural event of four years ago when 31 ladies participated). Eventual winners of the doubles event were Sandi Kohlen and Kellie Watt. Second place went to Patti Dennis and Brenda Durant, with Carol Merkley and Margaret Bull placing third. In the singles event, eight ladies took to the toe line. Norma Hanson made it two for two, winning both the Powell River and Comox Legion events. Placing second was Sandi Kohlen with Patti Dennis taking third place. Thanks to the ladies that participated; the convener looks forward to seeing you all at the Memorial Tournament in April. – Comox Legion

The number of golfers has been very good, as has the weather. Let’s hope they both continue for the rest of the year. – Glacier Greens Golf

Philip Ball 86, Al Waddell 89 c/b, Wayne Hay 89. Low net Andy Clark 70 c/b, Bill Krier 70, Al Pasanen 71. Snips: #2 Bill Krier, #10 Wayne Hay, #12 (POG) Al Pasanen.

Local running coach and endurance athlete Sarah Seads is offering a final snowshoe running workshop of the season on Sunday, March 2. The workshop is an introduction to this fun, growing sport

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Snowshoe clinic set to go March 2 which takes runners off the wet, winter roads and into the snowy white moun-

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