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The Comox Valley Record is changing publication days, switching from Wednesdays and Fridays to Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning March 19. “The change to Tuesday/Thursday afternoon distribution of the Record has been under consideration for some time now,” says publisher Joanna Ross. “This change will allow our readers a more timely delivery of local news; in addition, our readers and advertisers will both benefit from having advertisements and flyers delivered one day earlier.” Last month, the Record was nominated as one of three general excellence finalists (within a predetermined circulation category) for this year’s Ma Murray B.C. community newspaper awards. The paper finished first in general excellence at the 2010 Ma Murray award presentations and fourth last year, when we finished second in two ad design categories. The Record also placed first last year in the Canadian Community Newspapers Association’s Great Ideas Awards. The very first issue of the thentitled Courtenay Comox Valley Record hit newsstands March 26, 1986. The Record celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011 and is owned by David Black’s Black Press, the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada, with more than 150 titles in print and online. Victoria-based Black Press has operations in B.C., Alberta, Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio.

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Updated Comox waterfront plan unveiled Concerns include sight views, traffic noise and waterfront walkways Erin Haluschak Record Staff

A vocal group of Comox residents repeatedly expressed their opinions Wednesday evening during a development information meeting about the proposed Comox Bay Marina Resort. Primary concerns included sight views, traffic, noise and a waterfront walkway. Richard Iredale, partner in Iredale Group Architecture, the Vancouver/Victoria-based company behind the resort, presented to a packed standing-room-only crowd of around 150 people in the lower level of the Black Fin Pub. He explained developers have a development permit for one building on the former Edgewater Pub

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New CAO seizing‘great opportunity’ Renee Andor Record Staff

The City of Courtenay has chosen its new chief administrative officer and he’s excited to come to the Valley and start his new job. “It’s a great career opportunity for me,� says David Allen, who will start on as Courtenay’s CAO April 15. “I understand there’s a great staff and great council there so I’m really looking forward to it.� Allen will leave his position of three years as the Town of Golden’s CAO to take over from Courtenay’s CAO of 10 years, Sandy Gray, who will retire March 30. Allen has over 13 years of experience working for local governments and his specialties are: strategic planning; corporate capacity analysis and workplan development; asset management; performance measurement; municipal solid waste management; and community broadband networks. He looks forward to bringing his skills to Courtenay’s municipal staff team, but he notes working for the City of Courtenay will be a big change in terms of size. “It’s a bigger community than I’ve worked in before,� says Allen, noting he anticipates a learning curve at the beginning. “I will admit that my first six months there I’m sure it’ll be like drinking from a fire hose, you know, I’ll have to really

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I mean, it’s a beautiful place by the ocean.â€? Allen says he plans to dust off his golf clubs once here, but he really can’t wait to take advantage of the Valley’s many bike trails. “I really like mountain biking,â€? he notes. “In fact, my personal e-mail is named after my mountain bike so I’m looking forward to DAVID ALLEN getting out and doing a lot of biking.â€? learn, and listen, and He also chuckled ask questions and get that he may get “drathe lay of the land.â€? gooned into dance lesAlthough Allen sonsâ€? by h a d n ’ t his wife, been to the The recreational opportunities are as durComox Valing her ley before outstanding. I understand it’s got great research his job festivals and culture. I mean, Mount online, interviews, she saw his desire Washington, the golf - I couldn’t believe s o m e to live on it, the golf course was open in February ppealVa n c o u - ‌ David Allen aing classver Island es here dates back place, I mean, Mount and she wants him to nearly 20 years. “My wife Paula and Washington, the golf — get rid of his “two left I, actually when we I couldn’t believe it, the feet.â€? According to a City came out from Ontar- golf course was open in io in ‘94 with our two February, you know, so of Courtenay news young boys at that time, we had always intended to come to the Island — that’s where we wanted to go, but we got waylaid in Kelowna because Paula’s mom was there,â€? he recalls, adding he and Paula are really looking forward to all the things the Comox Valley has to offer. “The recreational opportunities are outstanding,â€? he says. “I understand it’s got great festivals and culture. It’s just a beautiful

release, Allen was chosen after interviews with many excellent candidates, and he was offered the position based on his years of municipal experience and his wide range of skills. “The CAO plays a key role with both council and staff on many complex municipal and regional issues, and we’re looking forward to working with him,� says Mayor Larry Jangula in the news release.

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College celebrates UVic partnership Renee Andor Record Staff

North Island College continues to expand on options for Comox Valley students, and Wednesday it celebrated the success of an important one. The college built a strong partnership with the University of Victoria over the past few years, creating Dual and Guaranteed Admission programs for local students to transfer to UVic with ease. “These transfer pathways that we have developed here at North Island College, they’re extremely important to our students, to our communities, and to the parents of our students, to the college,” NIC president and CEO Dr. Jan Lindsay said to a room full of students and school officials at the Comox Valley campus. “These are things that are really building an infrastructure here in the North Island region.” The Dual Admission program enables secondary students to apply to NIC and UVic at the same time, but take up to two years of their university courses at NIC. This program started in 2011, and allows students to stay home, save money, and adjust

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About 60 bus drivers and transit mechanics in the Comox Valley and Campbell River have voted 91 per cent in favour of striking, but the union hopes to avoid job action as it continues to negotiate with B.C. Transit. At issue is funding of the benefit plan provided by Watson & Ash Transportation, the contractor that provides public bus and HandyDART service on behalf of BC Transit. “The employer has offered a two-per-cent wage increase in line with the rest of government, but they want to claw back out of that two per cent the cost of the benefit premium increase,” said Stu Shields of the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW). “And we’re just saying ‘Sorry, no.’ BC Transit settled with two and two with their workers, and of course the benefits

went up there just like anywhere else.” In other words, the union can either cut the benefits or pay the increases itself. At $22.51 per hour, Shields said workers in Comox, Courtenay and Campbell River receive the lowest hourly pay among transit employees in B.C. Bus drivers’ hourly earnings in Victoria range from $23 to nearly $27. Shields notes the employer is speaking with the benefits provider to lower costs, and will speak with other providers. “We have a good relationship with this employer, but we do have this fundamental dispute,” he said. “We’re not trying to surpass. We would like to get them closer to the bottom, rather than being so far behind everyone else.” The two sides will meet again at the end of the month to discuss benefit options. “There’s no immediacy to the strike vote, etc.,” said Darren Richards, general manager of Watson and Ash. “We’re hoping to come to an agreement sooner rather than later.” reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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The regional district committee of the whole approved Tuesday a recommended $60,000 contribution over the next five years to the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society to support the Mountain Centre at Mount Washington. Pending final approval of the budget at the end of the month, this year’s contribution will be $20,000, though there will be no tax implications due to tweaking of the recreation grant service. Another $20,000 will be awarded in 2014, $10,000 in 2015 and $5,000 each in 2016 and 2017. The district gave the society $38,000 last year. The non-profit VIMSS raises funds

for skiers, snowboarders and other amateur mountain sport athletes. Since forming in 2003, the society has raised more than $80,000 for athletes. Various groups have rented space or stayed overnight at the centre since construction was completed in December 2011. “I believe that Mount Washington deserves a little bit of a hand up on this because it’s a world-class facil-

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Yacub abandons pot court battle Record Staff After what he calls a “sobering second thought,” Ernie Yacub has pleaded guilty to one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and had one counted stayed as a result of the plea. Yacub is manager of the North Island Compassion Club, and last month had intended to challenge the validity of laws governing the distribution of medical marijuana. Instead, Yacub said Wednesday, even if he successfully won the challenge, the cost of a challenge, the fact it could be overturned on appeal and the minimal effect it would have on people trying to access medical marijuana were factors in his decision not to pur-

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deferred staff recommendations to commit funds to potentially host the 2015 or 2016 BC Seniors Games, which the Comox Valley and Campbell River co-hosted in 2010. “It is far too soon to even consider hosting these Games again,” Comox director Patti Fletcher said. “It is a lot to ask of our community, and a lot to risk.” Grieve, noting 2015 is Courtenay’s centennial year, suggests the Valley could swing it again with a “slightly different bunch” than last time. The 2009 Games in Richmond drew 3,900 athletes and injected more than $2 million into the business com-

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Watch out for scams — RCMP The Comox Valley RCMP are investigating several fraud/scamtype complaints that have occurred in the Comox Valley in the past several months. Most of these frauds are originating outside the community. The frauds range from income tax scams to romantic interest scams. The public is warned that if you are required to send money to collect a prize or if asked to do a job that requires cashing cheques and dispersing money to points other than the originator that they should be wary. For information on the types of frauds and scams being committed in Canada, the public is urged to go online to www.antifraudcentrecentreantifraude.ca. It’s not always easy to spot a scam, and new ones are invented every day. If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed. If you want to report a fraud, or if you need information, contact the Canadian AntiFraud Centre. • Toll-free phone: 1-888-495-8501; • Toll-free fax: 1-888654-9426; • E-mail: info@antifraudcentre.ca. — Comox Valley RCMP

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Jazz society had to move Elks ran afoul of inspector with liquor branch Scott Stanfield Record Staff

After six years of Thursday and Sunday night concerts at the Elks Club, the Georgia Straight Jazz Society relocated last week to the Avalanche Bar & Grill in Courtenay due to the enforcement of liquor regulations. A liquor inspector who had been at the Elks premises on a Thursday was served a drink, which is against regulations. The inspector was supposed to have been stopped at the door and signed in as a guest or club member. “I suppose we’ve become the victims of our own success,” Elks manager Lisa Woolman said. The Liquor Board said the Elks operates

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On Feb 26th police received a report of three dogs killing a cat on the 8900 block of Tammy Rd in Black Creek. Upon arrival police were met by the regional animal control officer who had also been called. Three dogs were seized as they were trying to get another cat on a separate property. (2013-2257) Police responded to a report of threats at a residence on the 1300 block of Fitzgerald Ave in Courtenay. One man had threatened another with bodily harm and then caused mischief to a bicycle before leaving the area. (2013-2272) Police attended a two vehicle collision that happened on Suffield Rd in Courtenay on Feb 26th. The investigation revealed that one owner had put their vehicle in neutral and engaged the hand brake, the brake did not hold the vehicle in place and the vehicle rolled into a neighbor’s vehicle. (2013-2276) On the evening of Feb 26th RCMP were called to a report of a single vehicle roll over in the 300 block of Curtis Rd in Comox. The driver of the vehicle swerved to miss a deer and drove over a large bank landing on the roof. The driver was found to have too many people in the vehicle for their class of licence and was issued a ticket. (2013-2277) Police were called on Feb 27th to a report of a woman not paying her cab fare. This occurred on the 1700 block of England Ave in Courtenay. Attendance was made and a woman was arrested and released with a future court date. (2013-2281) On Feb 27th two incidents of mischief were reported by the City of Courtenay. Sometime overnight culprits spray painted graffiti on walls of buildings.(2013-2286 and 2013-2288) On Feb 28th, RCMP received several calls of aggressive and erratic driving. These ranged from passing on solid lines to speeding and operating a cell phone while driving. The motoring public are reminded that operating a hand held device while driving is illegal and they will receive a ticket if stopped by police. The Comox Valley RCMP received a report on Mar 1st of a fraudulent being sent out. The man stated that he received a request from, what appeared to be Revenue Canada, asking for his banking information so that his refund that was due to him could be deposited into his account. (2013-2393) On Mar 1st RCMP received a report of a theft from the Comox United church on Beach drive in Comox. (2013-2374) More graffit was reported on Mar 1st, this time to a building in the 400 block of 5th street and another in the 900 Block of McPhee in Courtenay. (2013-2376) Police attended an address on the 1700 block of Cliffe Ave in Courtenay on Mar 1st on an arrest warrant. The subject was located and while being arrested the person assaulted two police officers. This person will be appearing before a judge on a later date for the warrants and the assaults. (2013-2381) A Comox resident in the 2300 block of Bolt Ave, reported someone siphoning gas from his vehicle while parked. The man reports that two full tanks have been taken. (2013-2383) On Mar 1, a report of a possible fraud over $5000 was reported to police by a local car dealership. The manager reports signing a contract and delivering a vehicle but not receiving payment for same. This matter is being investigated by the company’s lawyer. (2013-2388) On the evening of Mar 1, RCMP responded to a disturbance complaint on the 1600 block of Willemar Ave in Courtenay. The investigation revealed an intoxicated man who was trying to care for a small child. The man was taken into custody and the Ministry for Children and Families were called to care for the child and follow up. (2013-2396) On Mach 2nd RCMP received a report of a stolen Ford F350 pickup truck from the 400 block of Puntledge Rd in Courtenay. (2013-2431) Police checked a vehicle behind the Superstore at 757 Ryan Rd in Courtenay and found the driver to smell of alcohol. The driver failed breath tests and was given a 90 day Roadside Prohi-

bition, the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. On Mar 2nd, RCMP received a report of a theft of vehicle with threats to cause bodily harm. The owner of the vehicle was held at knife point by two known individuals who were trying to force him to relinquish the car. All involved are known to police, one is in custody and another being sought. (2013-2441) On the night of Mar 2nd RCMP witnessed a vehicle travelling on Anderton Rd in Comox at high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to have been consuming alcohol. The woman was given an Immediate Roadside Prohibition. (2013-2453) Police stopped a vehicle for speeding on Cumberland Rd in Courtenay in the early morning hours of Mar 3rd. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be under the influence of marihuana. The man was given a driving suspension and had his vehicle impounded for 24 hours. (2013-2454) On Mar 3rd, RCMP attended a two vehicle a hit and run collision on the Tsolum River bridge on Farnham Rd in the Merville area. One vehicle was crossing the bridge when it was struck by an oncoming vehicle that was also trying to cross the bridge. The offending vehicle then departed after a brief verbal altercation. A ticket will be issued for departing the scene without providing particulars. (2013-2465) Police were called to a home in the 4100 block of Mawhinney Rd in Courtenay. The home owner located what he believed to be old dynamite in a storage shed. Photos were obtained and forwarded to the RCMP Explosives disposal unit in Vancouver who determined the material to be old road flares. (2013-2467) On Mar 3rd police were called to a report of a disturbance on the 2000 block of 1st street in Courtenay. An ex-boyfriend came to the home and tore plants out of the garden and then proceeded to throw items around inside the residence. The man was arrested and later released with a court date. (2013-2468) Police received a report of a theft of a wallet from a vehicle on Mar 3, while the unlocked car was parked on the 500 block of 3rd Ave in Courtenay. (2013-2470) On Mar 3rd, police attended a dispute at a home in the 1500 block of Fitzgerald Ave in Courtenay. A man was arrested for assault and later released with a court date. (2013-2475) The staff at the Town of Comox Public Works Yard called to report someone had thrown a rock over the fence at the and smashed a window in a truck over the week-end. (2013-2496) A report of theft of camera equipment from the area of the Comox Marina was reported on Mar 4th. The camera bag was left unattended while taking pictures. Several items of equipment were in the bag. (2013-2498) On Mar 4th, a report of a theft of approximately $600 worth of copper tubing from a business was called into police. The business is located on the 2700 block of Cumberland Rd in Courtenay. (2013-2499) The Comox Valley RCMP are looking for the owner of a large plastic kayak that was found on the beach in front of the Buckley Bay frontage road in Fanny Bay. This item was located in December of 2012. Anyone with information is asked to please call the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. (2012-14944) A theft of gas from a vehicle was reported to police on Mar 5th. The theft occurred while the vehicle was parked at the owner’s home in the 2700 block of Paula place in Courtenay. (2013-2522) On Mar 5th a report of a theft from an unlocked vehicle was called into police. The owner of the vehicle reports a camera and several personal items were taken while it was parked on the 2700 block of Allen Ave in Cumberland. (2013-2528) On Mar 5th a theft of a rented air compressor was called into police. The theft occurred on or about Feb 16th,from a carport in the 1100 block of Cumberland Rd in Courtenay. (2013-2538)

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Ferry users getting used to idea of fewer sailings Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Coastal ferry users are braced for reduced sailings on some under-used routes, and many are open to cable ferries, barges, passengeronly vessels or even bridges where practical to contain rising costs. Transportation Minister Mary Polak released the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consultation report Tuesday on ways to save $26 million on operations by 2016. That was the target set by BC Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee after he was appointed last year. About 4,000 people took part in the consultation, with more than half saying they agree with the need to reduce costs. When the government announced the service review last year, it added an extra $20 million to the subsidy for the service over four years, bringing the total taxpayer subsidy to about $180 million per year. Polak said specific service cuts wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be made public until June 30 at the earliest, and the government may extend that deadline after reviewing the consultation results with BC Ferries. She denied that the

timing was chosen to push the unpopular move past the May 14 election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the idea was to stay away from discussion of potential cuts during an election period, I daresay we would not have embarked on the consultation,â&#x20AC;? Polak said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were very up-front in putting out the utilization numbers so people can see where the challenges were and where there will likely be cuts.â&#x20AC;? Last year BC Ferries cut sailings on the Duke PointNanaimo run, which was losing an average of $50 per vehicle carried. BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan said the corporation expected to cut at least 100 sailings on its major Vancouver Island routes, mostly low-ridership runs late in the evenings. NDP transportation critic Maurine Karagianis wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t commit to increasing the taxpayer subsidy or any specific action, such as returning BC Ferries to Crown corporation status. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we treat it like transportation infrastructure, the same as bridges, rail, roads, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a slightly different approach to the ferry system,â&#x20AC;? Karagianis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the end of the day, we need to see some cost savings.â&#x20AC;?

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS new to the Comox Valley School District head over to the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island each year for two days of bonding and teamwork.

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An independent review of Comox Valley School Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Student Program (ISP) shows the program is headed in the right direction. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;?What we really appreciated was that they validated that our focus was on quality first,â&#x20AC;? says program principal Rob Moore, who requested the indepth external review of the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was one of the things that came through, that our district has had the right approach from day one, that it was about multiculturalism and diversity.â&#x20AC;? The report will be posted on the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.sd71.bc.ca/international/home.php for public viewing. It outlines four main fiveyear goals: increase ISP enrollment to 175 to 200 full-time equivalent (FTE) students; strengthen the organization to manage this growth; provide enriched program offerings to the district; and provide Canadians exchange opportunities. Moore notes the last goal to expand on exchange opportunities is a very important goal, and he points out district organized student exchanges are rare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We set up opportunities for local students to go on exchange to other countries and live in the homes of other students â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen very much,â&#x20AC;? he says, adding oftentimes organizations like Rotary Clubs or private companies organize student exchanges â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and private company rates are usually very expensive compared to school

districts, which only charge enough to cover their costs. He also notes the ISP plans to expand on short-term schoolto-school student exchanges, and is working to embark on something new, teacher exchanges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting close to the point where we have partner schools who really want to do (teacher exchanges) with us,â&#x20AC;? adds Moore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could mean a teacher from here living for a short time in a teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in another country, working in their classroom for a few weeks, and then hosting that same teacher back here in one of our schools.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, the report notes Comox Valley ISP recruiters should focus on Asian countries like Thai-

land, Korea and Japan to help the program reach its 175 to 200 FTE student enrollment goal by 2018. Moore explains students from Asian countries are more likely to enrol in the Grad Program and stay here long-term, with many of them attending postsecondary school here, too. He notes long-term international students mean stronger connections with teachers, classmates and the community in general. Also, long-term students raise the FTE student enrollment number higher than students who come for shorter programs. He points out that the ISPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enrollment goal of 175 FTE students roughly translates to a headcount of 300 to 350.

The report also recommends continuing to strengthen the ISPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homestay program in the Valley, and Moore notes host families are an integral part of international studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experiences here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people who volunteer to be homestay families are not doing this for the money,â&#x20AC;? says Moore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you analyze their honourarium, after theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent the money on groceries and etcetera for the kids, and some events, what they might net at the end of the day is minuscule compared to the responsibility that goes along with hosting a child from another country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say thank you enough to the people of the community that step forward to be host families.â&#x20AC;? writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Aspen Park Elementary will hold an art show and silent auction to raise funds for our playground enhancement project on March 20. We have plans to reclaim some of the natural wetlands on our school grounds to create an outdoor classroom. We hope to attract wetlands creatures and be able to study them in their natural habitat. We are also looking to create a school garden and small grove of fruit trees. Students are looking forward to some enhanced natural play areas, especially a wooded area that will be safe to run and play in. We want to take the learning outdoors. For the art show, each student will create a work of art to display. Students will also collaborate on joint pieces that will be available for purchase through silent auction. We are also looking for donations from local artists to include in the silent auction. Any artists in the community who would be willing to donate

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Cash approved for Tribune Bay The Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society is receiving more than $142,000 from the Skills Link program to help youth overcome barriers to employment. Skills Link is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES), Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan said Tuesday on behalf of Diane Finley, minister of human resources and skills development. Tribune Bay participants will receive coaching in a wide range of life and job skills, such as leadership and communication, to help them enter the job market. They will also gain work experience by providing assistance to the organization’s outdoor education and recreation programs. “Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society is pleased to be partnering with the Government of Canada on the Outdoor Education Leadership Program at our Centre on Hornby Island,” said Gord Campbell, executive director of the society. “This program will positively

DOWN COME THE TREES Booms from falling trees could be heard this week at the new Comox Valley hospital site as the land was cleared. The Vancouver Island Health Authority expected to retain some trees on the 11-acre wooded portion of the site at Lerwick and Ryan roads, but most of them were expected to come down. Over 1,000 new trees will be planted after construction. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

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Give yourself ‘fair’ chance to find job Third annual NIC career fair March 13 at Crown Isle Dress for success, bring your resume and be prepared for possible on-the-spot interviews when you attend the third annual North Island College Career Fair at Crown Isle Golf Resort. On March 13, students, graduates, alumni and community members will discover a wide array of career opportunities, network with employers, and learn what employment options are available in the Comox Valley and on the North Island. NIC’s Employment Service Adviser Treena Nadon explains the Career Fair will provide a venue for job seekers to meet oneon-one with companies

that are hiring. “These events are an excellent opportunity for job seekers to learn about the types of positions, candidates, qualifications and application process each organization requires. “Whether you already have a clear career path or are still exploring, this event is a perfect opportunity to connect with professionals who can answer your questions.” Employers attending this year’s Fair include: Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community, BC Hydro, Big Bay Landing Ltd., Catalyst Paper, City of Courtenay, Coastal Community Credit Union, Communitas Supportive Care Society, Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Union Local 2020, Custom Gourmet Catering, Investors Group

Financial Services Inc., John Howard Society of North Island, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Marine Harvest Canada, MNP LLP, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, My Tech Guys Inc., North Island College, OmniCare For People, Presley & Partners Chartered Accountants, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Royal Canadian Navy Recruiting and Attractions & Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre, School District 71, Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd., St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Vancouver Island Health Authority. Supporting community partners include: Adult Learning Centre, Campbell Duke Personal Branding, Canadian Military and Family Resource Centre, Creative Employment Access Society (Work

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Volunteer advice shared Working with volunteers is becoming more challenging every day, yet volunteers provide more and more of the services and events we take for granted around us. Courtenay Recreation and Special Needs Recreation will present two volunteer management workshops March 15, geared expressly for the managers of volunteers and non-profit organizations. The morning workshop is Vital Volunteer Management. Here you will look at the basics of the volunteer management cycle from planning, recruitment and selection, to training, evaluation and recognition — all necessary components of effective management of volunteers. The afternoon workshop is Co-Ordinating Volunteers in the Digital Age. Here you will learn vital skills to help you train, connect and collaborate with volunteers using technology. These sessions are intended for anyone in

attend, open to the public and will run from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Treena Nadon at treena. nadon@nic.bc.ca. — North Island College

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The past comes alive From captivating images from the world’s finest wildlife photographers to a fascinating in-depth look at the 1911-12 race to the South Pole, the Royal BC Museum is presenting exhibits truly international in scope this spring and summer. At the same time, locals and visitors will also appreciate the detailed look at the cultural celebrations of Victoria’s own Chinatown, along with the many regular familyfriendly exhibits for which the museum is renowned. Learn more about

these events and more in the Royal BC Museum Spring/Summer Guide. Inside, find details about special lectures, Family Sunday activities, spring break and summer camps, coming exhibits and much more, designed to highlight natural and human history here at home and around the globe. The guide will be available in select home delivery editions of Friday’s Victoriaarea Black Press community newspapers and online through eEditions on individual Black Press newspaper websites.

The Royal BC Museum will also have the guide available onsite and through its website at www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca. “The Royal BC Museum is a worldclass cultural attraction right in the heart of Victoria. We’re pleased to showcase this season’s exciting, innovative program for the Black Press readership,” says Penny Sakamoto, Black Press Victoria’s group publisher. An iconic attraction on Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the Royal BC Museum brings alive British Columbia’s past, present and future with a collection of more than seven million unique objects and documents, along with special events and visiting exhibits. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with extended summer hours until 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 23 to Sept. 28. The National Geographic Theatre is also onsite showing a rotating series of films from 10 a.m. daily. For more information, visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca. — Royal BC Museum

SINGING PAYS OFF The Forbidden Plateau Barbershop Chorus thanks those who ordered a singing Valentine this year. Funds raised from this event and other singouts go to the Courtenay Prostate Support Group. Chorus members are seen here presenting an $1,800 cheque to Brian Lunn and Doug McPherson of the prostate support group. Al Manuel, Jean Turner, Bruce Walkey, Vic Crisp, Peter Edwards and Henry Unger are chorus members in the photo. Ron Hudson and Nigel Barker were absent.

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Medals awarded Record Staff Ken MacLeod of the Comox Valley recently received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He earned it for conducting 24 veteransmilitary pilgrimages to northwest Europe and Sicily-Italy, beginning in 1995. More than 2,000 veterans and their families have returned to the First and Second World War Canadian battlefields, cemeteries, commemorations, and tours, MacLeod says. Col. Richard Cowling was the other person from the Comox Valley who received a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Clark on the same day that MacLeod did.

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How can a son who risk or expose them to guides mountaineering harm. With age comes a clients to altitudes of higher likelihood of 20,000 feet reprimand exposure to risk than his 85-year-old mother other adults. Changes for using a ladder to in health, presence of clean her windows? Before placing limchronic disease or varying mental capacity can its on your aging loved oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abilimake elderties or ly loved How can a becomones more ing your vulnerable son who guides dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risk to accidents mountaineering m a n a g e r, or injuries. ask yourMorally, clients to altiself these caregivers tudes of 20,000 questions: and con- feet reprimand â&#x20AC;˘ Do cerned famhis 85-year-old I want a ily members protective have an mother for using safer obligation a ladder to clean or environto protect her windows? ment for loved ones my aging from harm. Wendy Johnstone loved oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fine sake or my line. Smothering your own? â&#x20AC;˘ Is my assessment aging mother or greatuncle can also under- of the risk influenced mine self-esteem and by personal fears or confidence. Having the desires? Or is my aging ability to make choices loved one minimizing about how to go about the risk due to fear of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day is not only a loss of independence? â&#x20AC;˘ Is the risk real, right but a fundamental underpinning of or would I experience living a dignified and less guilt and worry less knowing my aging independent life. Putting it into prac- loved one is safe? â&#x20AC;˘ Do I feel the need tice, however, is rather to have my loved oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tricky. mental competency assessed or are they able to function globally at present? â&#x20AC;˘ Do I feel my aging loved one is aware of Simao Diaz wel- the effects of their decicomes all who are sions and choices on interested in the art others? Family caregivers form of capoeira to the new academy at 129 are often challenged Fifth St. in downtown to respect their loved Courtenay to partici- oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choices and accept risk while continupate this Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Axe Capoeira ing to offer support. It North Island shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, however, be

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artists. This Saturday, Axe Capoeira North Island will open the doors of its first academy on the North Island. Students from Comox, Cumberland, Campbell River and Powell River will be invited as well as the community to participate in capoeira workshops given by international guest professors Marcus Aurelio (prof. Barraozinho) and Kevin Brett (prof. Testa). There will be workshops for children and adults starting at 11 a.m. with a demonstration at noon.

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MOSS DANCE, Carmen Wakeling and Arzeena Hamir present the Produced Organically in the Comox Valley logo at the Certified Organic Association of BC conference in Vernon.

Made-in-Valley logo catching on What started as a support group for aspiring organic farmers has turned into an innovative model that has excited organic growers across British Columbia. The collective was recently asked to present its logo to the annual general meeting of the Certified Organic Association of BC (COABC) in Vernon. The presentation was extremely well received and groups of farmers from across the province

have stated that they’ll use the logo as a template for their own regional food statement. The Comox Valley Organic Collective formed in 2012 to exchange information, dialogue about issues in the Valley, and brainstorm about possible solutions. A dozen farmers from Black Creek to Fanny Bay and Denman Island are the founders. Together, they developed the Produced Organically Grown

in the Comox Valley logo that was revealed at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market during Organic Week last September. All of these farmers are certified by a third party who checks to ensure that all the inputs that are used in production are free of pesticides, that no synthetic fertilizers are used, and that no contamination from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) happens during the growing year.

In Vernon, Carmen Wakeling of Eatmore Sprouts, Moss Dance of Ripple Farm, and Arzeena Hamir of Amara Farm presented the logo to a large crowd at the COABC conference. Afterwards, a lively discussion ensued where farmers from the North Okanagan, Fraser Valley, and Interior all asked how they could adapt the logo for each of their regions. — Comox Valley Organic Collective

Is eating healthy on your list of resolutions for the year? How about shopping local and supporting local farmers? A new program, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is hoping to marry the two goals and provide consumers with a weekly box of healthy, organic produce while also giving local farmers stability and an assured market. Growing vegetables for sale is difficult enough but having to find a market for the harvest can be equally frustrating. By reserving and paying upfront, consumers provide farmers with cash flow at a time when they are purchasing the majority of their inputs. “The CSA model benefits both farmers and eaters in a community,” says Moss Dance at Ripple Farm. “It reduces waste, supports a vibrant local food economy and helps members to improve their diet with easy access to high-quality local produce.” Two CSA programs currently exist in the Comox Valley with more in development stage. Innisfree Farm at 3636

Trent Road in Royston provides a weekly box of fruit and vegetables from June 18 to Oct. 25. Pickup is at the farm in Royston and at one central spot in downtown Courtenay. The price of 20 baskets of super fresh veggies and herbs for a small share is $350, and for a large share $650. A couple of relatively new farms in the Comox Valley, Ripple Farm and Amara Farm, have partnered to form Merville Organics. Both farms are transitioning to certified organic status in 2013. Merville Organics also provides a 20-week box program with pickup either at Amara Farm or at LUSH Valley in central Courtenay. Innisfree Farm and Merville Organics provide opportunities to visit their sites and participate in events such as festivals, harvest parties, and potlucks. For information on either program, visit www.innisfreefarm.ca or www.mervilleorganics.ca. — Community Supported Agriculture

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COMOX VALLEY NATURE offers a guided walk Sunday along the east side of the Puntledge River.

Go for a walk? As springtime approaches, Comox Valley Nature is renewing its weekly series of natural history walks with a guided walk along the east side of the Puntledge River this coming Sunday. Past president Robin Harrison will lead this walk and will be on hand, together with other members of the society to provide insights into the flora and fauna of this area. This side of the Puntledge is generally more sheltered and warmer than the west side and displays early signs of the Comox Valley spring. It is particularly interesting for the rich variety of trees it offers, including some exceptional

Navigate (Powered by NIDES) invites the public to attend its Community Information Night on March 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium at the Tsolum campus. If you’re interested in meeting some of the Navigate staff, asking questions, and touring the recent renovations at the school, this is a great opportunity. The Community Information Night will provide information about the Fine Arts eCademy (K-9) at the Tsolum Campus and the ENTER Program (Grade 6-8) at Aspen Park Elementary. Both these programs operate on a blended platform of three days of week in classes with two

days of distributed learning and robotics. Another unusual feature of at home. Navigate is one of the Navigate is the project-based largest distributed learning school calendar, which was schools in B.C. and is recog- implemented this year. Projnized as an innovative leader ects are completed in eightin the delivery of blended week learning cycles followed learning options for students. by a Compass Week, which provides time T h e for feedback, s c h o o l has suc- INFORMATION NIGHT e v a l u a t i o n , community cessfully launched two new programs, integration, and goal setting. An excerpt from Navigate’s the popular Fine Arts eCademy for K-9 and ENTER for most recent quality review Grades 6-8. Both of these report conducted by the BC programs take a customized Ministry of Education reads, approach to education and “The Quality Review Team deliver the B.C. curriculum was deeply impressed by what through either visual, per- they found at Navigate. For forming and music arts or the example, the team confirmed fields of engineering, science, that the teaching presence

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yew trees and white pine, and broad open vistas for bird viewing over the slower reaches of the river. Interested participants can either meet at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Old Church Theatre on Harmston Avenue to carpool, or meet at Comox Lake Dam (parking before the bridge). The trail is an easy, gradual walk. Questions about this walk should be directed to Robin Harrison at 250-3394754. Anyone interested in this lecture or participating in CVNS activities can visit http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca or phone Loys Maingon at 250-331-0143. — Comox Valley Nature

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Eat burger, help rescue dogs Enjoy a night out for the dogs. The Burger and Beer Puppy Love dinner with a silent auction will be held March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Chadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West Coast Grill & Bar. All proceeds from the dinner and silent auction go to help the

organization continue its work rescuing dogs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vancouver Island Dog Rescue Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence in the community is to help bring awareness of dog rescue,â&#x20AC;? says president Sherry Partington. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are a non-profit registered society

Junktique soon ROZALYNN AND JACK decorate as their mom Margaret watches them make brightly coloured Easter eggs at the Black Creek Community Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Easter event.

Black Creek loves Easter Join the Black Creek Community Association (BCCA) on March 16 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the annual Easter event. This year the theme is eggs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; come and learn all about eggs. There will be a display case with different types of eggs for everyone to view. Live chicks will be on site and an ambassador (a live bird) from the Mountain Avian

Rescue Society (MARS) will fly in. There will also be many different crafts for children. Enjoy decorating eggs, making a bunny out of a lollipop, using your hand to get sheepish, and making a nest with hungry baby birds to feed. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of fun things to take home. An outdoor egg hunt will follow, weather permitting. Finally, let

the kids dance off some steam at the Bunny Hop. Pre-registration is required by March 11. The fee is $5 per family. Contact the BCCA at 250-337-5190. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Black Creek Community Association

The Kiwanis Club of Courtenay will hold its Spring Junktique in St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church on March 15 and 16. Doors open from 6 to 8 p.m. the first day and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. the next day. There will, of course, be the usual wide range of items on sale including some collectibles and some nearly new items for which we will be happy to receive your generous donations. You know that you can count on the Kiwanis to give good value. If you have items to donate, please bring them to the church hall on Nov. 16 between 2

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Stewards’ group needs volunteers

Streams require volunteers in Valley Do you like being outdoors? Looking for a way to make a change in your neighbourhood? Want to meet other people who care about the environment? Glen Urquhart Creek and Mallard Creek are in need of volunteers to organize into a streamkeepers group. These two creeks are located on the Estuary flats and run through East Courtenay and Area B in to the Dyke Slough. The portion of Glen Urquhart on the flats is fish-bearing as is the Mallard. Both have been affected by human settlement and require attention of a few caring volunteers. Project Watershed Society is offering mentoring to get you on your way. The Comox Valley is a network of streams and rivers. These waterways and

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THE MAP SHOWS two Comox Valley creeks that could benefit from steamkeepers’ groups, according to the Project Watershed Society. their associated riparian ging blockages, waterareas move water, nutri- quality testing and fish ents and sediment through habitat restoration. Some streamkeeper the Valley, provide habitat for a vast number of spe- groups stay small while cies and make our Valley others become large orgaa scenic and lush place to nizations that embark on exciting live. Many of PROJECT WATERSHED projects and pubthe major stream systems have a lic education. Millard-Piercy Creek Streamkeeper group to help keep them healthy Streamkeepers (http:// with tasks like invasive www.millardpiercy.org) species removal, unplug- and Brooklyn Creek

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Watershed Society (http:// brooklyncreek.ca) are good examples of larger groups stewarding urban streams. If you are interested in becoming part of a streamkeepers group for the Glen Urquhart/Mallard creeks or are interested in streamkeeping in general, contact Project Watershed at cvpwbill@gmail.com. — Project Watershed Society

The Project Watershed Society is a Comox Valley not-for-profit stewardship society. Founded in 1993, this organization focuses on the watersheds of the Comox Valley serving the public through its mission that involves information, education and action. Project Watershed is focused on the Courtenay River (K’ómoks) Estuary and Baynes Sound (www. keepingitliving.ca). In addition, they have initiated and fostered many of the Streamkeepers groups in the Valley and have extensive salmon enhancement projects on the Puntledge River. Our estuary is one of only eight Class 1 estuaries in British Columbia and, with Baynes Sound, is one of the world’s premier shellfish and aquaculture areas. The economic value of our estuary is now being realized by our entire community. The April issue of Canadian Geographic will feature an article on the K’ómoks Estuary. The current board of directors of Project Watershed consists of six retired

professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to manage one of the most visible environmental stewardship organizations in the Comox Valley. The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is a registered charity whose community role is as a stewardship organization providing habitat restoration and public information and education through events scheduled at different times during the year including presentations to local community groups. Its year-end is coming as a new year begins in April, with the AGM in early May. Two board members will step down. Several board positions exist and are open in the following areas: • Education and outreach; • Governance; • Fundraising; • Website and social media management; • Geological and soil science. If you are interested, contact chair Paul Horgen at P.horgen@utoronto.ca. — Project Watershed Society

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Women’s Institute does what it takes Lazo branch lone branch left in Comox Valley What do bare breasts and centrelines on roadways have in common? If you saw the movie Calendar Girls, you will remember it was about the true story of a group of British women, (members of the Yorkshire Women’s Institute), who were raising money for leukemia research. To raise the money, they created a calendar of themselves posing in the nude. Now for the road centrelines, the Canadian Women’s Institute, didn’t have to take such great measures as the British women did to get what they wanted, which was painted centrelines on our public roads. This line drastically reduced the number of collisions between automobiles. So, bare breasts and centre lines are both Women’s Institute actions for the betterment of their community. The Lazo Women’s

Institute (WI) is the The Women’s Institute only remaining WI allows us to speak with branch in the Comox one voice.” In 1897 the CanaValley and it is enjoying a resurgence of dian Women’s Institute was established as an interest these days. It was only a year ago organization much like that the local group of the Farmers’ Instiwomen were consider- tute except it focused ing folding the branch on connecting rural when an inquiry from women. The WI movement some local women came and suddenly began in Stoney Creek, Ont., when the branch Adelaide was having some new Our current H o o d held energy and members are all less a meetideas. ing for “We are getting older so all excited it is wonderful to the wives of memabout the have the history bers of the turn of Fa r m e r s ’ e v e n t s , ” of this branch Institute. says Diana remain active She had Fright, a with new memsuffered long-standpersonal ing member bers who want of the Lazo to keep the tradi- t r a g e d y with the B r a n c h . tions alive. The death of “Our branch Women’s Instiher son, has been John Hara r o u n d tute allows us to old. He since 1921 speak with one died at 14 and has voice. months done so Diana Fright from what much work was called in the com“summer munity. “Our current mem- complaint.” This “sumbers are all getting mer complaint” was older so it is wonder- most likely from drinkful to have the history ing contaminated milk. Adelaide suggested of this branch remain active with new mem- forming a group with a bers who want to keep purpose to broaden the the traditions alive. knowledge of domestic

Jan really knows her glass Jan’s Glass by the Sea is having its grand opening March 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This glass art gallery, studio and learning centre is at 2940 Comox Rd. in the architectural wonder of a house with the timber frame fence — a work in progress. Please excuse our entry stairs. Come by to be wowed and excited by the wonderful ambience and glass art on display and in the floors. Owner Jan Lindstrom has been creating and teaching glasswork since 1980 and is still captivated by this extraordinary art form. You will get a sneak preview of the next stained glass window being created for the Comox Valley Airport, and a reproduction of the Dove window at the Vatican. There are examples of a relatively new glass mosaic technique that you could learn without any prior experience. Try a glass-cutting tool that requires no knowledge for mosaic work. Workshop info sheets

are available so you can read up on what she offers for you to learn. Former students? There is great refresher weekend workshop

to get you back into the groove. Studio space and tool use are available for those who need them. — Jan’s Glass by the Sea

science and agriculture as well as to socialize. She wanted to ensure that women had the knowledge to prevent deaths like those of her son. Adelaide returned one week later to find 101 women in attendance. This group was to become the first branch of the Women’s Institute. Within a decade more than 500 branches had been organized across Canada. Adelaide Hoodless (1857-1910) is quoted as saying, “Educate a boy and you educate a man. Educate a girl and you educate a family.” The local Comox Valley – Lazo Branch has impacted this community in many ways. The WI originated on the founding principles of agriculture, food and helping women, children and families. The tireless efforts of the members have made some real differences. These have been women of vision and action. They built Glacier View Lodge, the first seniors’ care facility in B.C. They sold Lazo Hall and with the proceeds, established the Lazo WI Endowment Fund, an annual endowment at North Island College that provides two bursaries (awarded on the basis of financial need) and one scholarship (awarded for academic excellence) annually arts@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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for NIC students. They worked with the B.C. WI to create the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island; promoted the first BUY B.C. campaign back in the 1930s; lobbied for the 911 quick-response number and for home economics in schools. Each member pays an annual membership fee. These funds support and implement programs that are benefiting women and their families around the world in countries such as Bangladesh, Cameroon, Mali, Tonga and Sierra Leone. Contact Barbara Odegard at 250-3352557 for membership information and how you can help. Visit the WI at www.facebook. com/ComoxValleyLaz oWomansInstitute?ref =hl. — Comox Valley (Lazo) Women’s Institute

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THE KING GEORGE Hotel in Cumberland is seen about 1920 before the 1933 fire. A partial view PHOTO COURTESY CUMBERLAND MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES of K. Abes General Store can be seen at right.

Recycling popular in Courtenay Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Courtenay rolled out its recycling collection program. Blue boxes were delivered to its residents in preparation for the recycling pickup service. During the week’s council meeting, Kevin Lagan, Courtenay’s director of operational services, noted Comox had a 53-per-cent increase in recyclables in the first week of using the blue boxes. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: The North Island College board of governors approved a 35.6-per-cent hike in tuition. College president Dr. Lou Dryden said the increase was necessary; he didn’t believe it would be a surprise. “I have been very frank regarding the

fact that with no increase in our operating grant we will face a budget shortfall due to inflationary cost pressures that we have no control over…” he said. “So in order to balance the budget, maintain program and service quality and provide a viable range of program and course options for students, a tuition fee increase is necessary.” Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: The graduated licensing system was in the works in an effort to make new drivers safer on the road. A definite date had not been set for implementation of the program, but the government committed to making it happen in 1998, said Sam Corea, a media spokesperson for the Insurance Corporation of B.C. Before the graduated licensing system was implemented, people who passed their written test could take their road test within

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RENEE ANDOR 30 days. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Several Comox Valley social agencies held a conference to try to find a cure for family violence. “I see the level of violence escalating,” said social worker Marilyn Booth. “ “I see these children at Youth Court and they’re committing the same offences their fathers committed against them.” Frequently, men who fear they are potential abusers ask for help, Crisis Centre spokesperson Eleanor Shaw

said, adding there isn’t anywhere to send men who fear they may abuse their families. The Comox Valley Transition Society noted women also feel trapped and don’t want to go to the police. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A very young Comox Valley resident won a ‘hog’ of a prize. Eight-month-old Mike won a Harley Davidson motorcycle after his father C.J., who didn’t want the family’s last name printed in the paper, entered them into a draw. “I bought one for me and one for him. He won and I’m out 40 bucks,” said C.J., adding he would likely sell the bike and put the proceeds into a trust fund for Mike.

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supplies; HIV testing; bereavement counselling and home-based health care. For more information, go to grandmotherscampaign.org. For those who like to dress up, costumes are encouraged. Come as an individual or as a foursome. There will be time for two games of Scrabble. You may be lucky and win a prize for the longest word, the best costume, highest score or one of the door prizes. There will be a tea and

goodies break between games. Also you will have the opportunity to purchase the Grannies’ famous handmade crafts, angels, worry dolls and crocheted necklaces as well as one-of-a kind items. It happens at d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., Comox from 1 until 4:30 p.m. For more information, go to glaciergrannies.org or phone Joyce Relyea at 250-3394083. — Glacier Grannies

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March 17 promises to be an afternoon of fun for those who enjoy playing Scrabble as well as first-time players. All ages — seven to 97 — will enjoy this afternoon of “word creation,” creativity and laughter. There will be tables for those who play only for fun and those who are more competitive. Admission is by donation. All proceeds go to Stephen Lewis Foundation supporting African grandmothers raising their grandchildren who have been orphaned by the AIDS pandemic. This is the fifth annual Scrabble Benefit hosted by the Glacier Grannies of Comox Valley, one of 240 grandmother groups across Canada that support African grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. This foundation is involved in grassroots projects supporting grandmothers in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa who are providing love and sustenance to their grandchildren and others who have lost their parents due to AIDS. Projects supported are ones that African grandmothers deem necessary such as: adequate housing; school fees, uniforms and

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Watch for critters emerging from winter slumber TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE Morello Place Access Road Closure The temporary access road connecting Morello Place to Arden Road will be permanently closed on March 15, 2013. All vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be required to use the Lambert Drive connection to 20th Street. For more information, visit www.courtenay.ca 20th STREET

THIS PILEATED WOODPECKER might announce his prowess to a potential mate by drumming loudly on your roof vent, usually at the break of dawn. PHOTO BY MIKE YIP along the shoreline, dogs should be kept away from the water’s edge if birds are feeding close to shore. Our local mammal populations are also looking for safe places to deliver and care for their young that often puts humans and wildlife on a collision course. Now is the time to check your property and gardens to keep out unwanted guests. Deer will be shedding their winter coats

and growing new antlers and will often hide under decks or in sheds; raccoons will happily excavate their way into your basement or attic and can become very aggressive when protecting their young. Make sure garbage is secure. Vaux’s and chimney swifts can also be a major problem. Last year we were called when hundreds of swifts descended down a chimney, unable to get out, they suffocated

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In the past few weeks there finally seems to be a light at the end of the long winter tunnel. With warmer temperatures and the emergence of new plant growth, wildlife species have only one thing on their minds, finding a mate and building a suitable place to produce and raise their young. Longer daylight hours stimulate birds’ hormones to produce melodious songs which they sing for hours, and vibrant plumage replaces the dull colours of winter in hopes of attracting a mate. The onset of spring is also a time for winter visitors like trumpeter swans, sea ducks, shore birds and geese along with other wildlife species to prepare for the long migration back to their summer breeding grounds. To make a successful migration it is essential that these birds gain enough fat to sustain flight across the vast areas they must cover. Please be aware of these species if you are enjoying a walk

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Where: Guthrie Road between the intersections of Stadacona Drive to Linshart Road Start: March 11, 2013 Anticipated Completion: July 19, 2013 Working Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday BC Hydro is making system improvements on Guthrie Road between the intersections of Stadacona Drive to Linshart Road. The work requires the installation of underground infrastructure and is required to make system improvements to meet growing demand in the area. When possible, please plan an alternate route to avoid delays. To ensure the safety of our workers, please reduce speed in construction zones. We appreciate your understanding while we undertake this work and apologize for any inconvenience. For more information please contact: BC Hydro Community Relations, Vancouver Island Phone: 250 755 4713 Email: vancouverisland.communityrelations@bchydro.com 3803

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probing into wooden siding. Many people get great pleasure from watching birds in their backyards and provide these birds with food in a feeder. Cleaning and replacing feeders should be done now before the spring birds flock back to our area, many arrive in small groups and communal feeding is the perfect environment for diseases such as salmonella and avian pox to be passed along to

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in the fire box. Please make sure that chimneys are capped to prevent such a tragedy. Roofs also provide easy access for squirrels and roof vents are a favourite of the flickers and woodpeckers that use them to announce their prowess to a potential mate by drumming loudly on the vent, usually at the break of dawn. Woodpeckers can also indicate the presence of ants or other insect infestations if they are

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that brings many rewards but also unwanted visitors like rodents that are attracted to food that drops on the ground. Feeders will also attract deer, and in some cases raccoons and bears; small raptors are also common visitors such as sharp shinned and Coopers hawks together with merlins that naturally prey on other birds. It is always unpleasant to witness one bird attacking another but this is nature and the raptors target the weak and sick birds acting as natural cullers. Last week, I released a Cooper’s hawk that decided to take on a rooster; although the rooster perished chickens are a favourite of these birds and they can manage to get into chicken coops! Many species of birds will be looking to construct their nests in suitable places and some will choose unusual places such as hanging baskets, rose bushes or any place that provides comfort and protection from the elements and pred-

ators. One year, MARS received a nest still inside an ice hockey skate. Every year MARS receives numerous cases of “kidnapped” wildlife; well-meaning people find baby wildlife and assume it is orphaned, having been abandoned by the parents. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of leaving wildlife alone as their best chance of survival is with the parents. If you witness the adults being injured or killed, please call us for advice before intervening. Call our pager at 1-800-304-9968. Our permits do not allow us to rehabilitate invasive species such as starlings, house sparrows, pigeons and rabbits or domesticated species. For more general information or to follow our patients’ recovery, please visit www.wingtips.org. Sandy Fairfield is the educational co-ordinator for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS). The MARS column appears every second Friday.

All branches of Vancouver Island Regional Library are inviting teens to “check in” during Teen Tech Week to learn about the incredible variety of resources available for teenage customers. From online homework help, free downloadable music, DVDs, and book clubs, to recommendations for great reads and teen advisory groups. Teen Tech Week is celebrated across the country from March 10 to 16. The 2013 theme invites teens to Check In @ your library! “Our branches are throwing open their physical and virtual doors to teens and showcasing the outstanding technology we offer,” says Fiona Anderson, director of library services. “Teen Tech Week is a way for librarians to collaborate with and educate teens about technology. “Over the last several years the library’s role in increasing digital literacy has become more and more important, equal to that of reading literacy. We invite teens to visit their local library and to log onto www.virl. bc.ca to learn more.” The Courtenay branch is holding the first meeting of the Courtenay Teen Book Club/Teen Advisory Group. A Teen Advisory Group is an opportunity for teens to get together, read a book club selection, plan teen activities, socialize and meet other teens. The teens will meet in the Multipurpose Room at the Courtenay Library on March 14 at 4 p.m. All interested

teens aged 12 to 17 are invited. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is

aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the week is to ensure that teens are competent

and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, and audiobooks. For more informa-

tion, contact Mary Donlan, children and youth librarian, at 250334-3369 or mdonlan@ virl.bc.ca. — Vancouver Island Regional Library

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Legislative changes encourage investment in social capital Regulations allowing the creation of a new corporate structure, designed to bridge the gap between forprofit businesses and non-profit enterprises, received B.C. government approval this week. The regulations, approved by order-incouncil Wednesday, allow for the incorporation of Community Contribution Companies (CCCs), a hybrid

business model aimed at encouraging private investment in B.C.’s social enterprise sector. One Comox Valley resident has been keenly awaiting approval of this legislation. Sandra Hamilton is a BC Partner for Social Impact and a leading Social Enterprise Business Consultant. “I am passionate about creating business solutions for social good,” she said. “The

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CCC structure provides a new tool for commu-

nity development and for addressing social challenges.” Hamilton, left the corporate world last year to focus on social innovation strategies and generating new revenue streams for non-profit organizations. CCC, which are based on a similar model adopted in the United Kingdom, will be able to accept equity investment money,

issue shares and pay shareholder dividends — options that are not available to non-profits. Unlike typical for-profit companies, CCCs will have a limited ability to pay dividends. However, they will be able to assure potential investors that a portion of the company’s profits will be used for social purposes. For more information about CCC’s or a March 18 Social Enter-

sentation for members and guests on personal development and leadership. “West Coast SLAM is a unique method of leadership training, and we are excited to be able to offer this event to our members and guests,” says Tara Ladaroute, president of the WBN. “SLAM is based around the Royal Navy School of Leadership and Management, and is the ultimate experience in leadership training. "Gary uses proven methods for developing

the individual, building the team and achieving the task. Everyone will be in for an experience they won’t forget, and will leave knowing how to be mission-focused, not task-focused.” Spencer-Smith’s presentation will include a group activity, debrief and friendly competition putting the evening’s lessons into practice. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western on Cliff Avenue in Courtenay with networking. Dinner is $25 for

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WBN members, guest get SLAM-ed Why do some of the most successful women in the world invest in personal development and leadership training? The answer is to gain confidence, build self-esteem, learn key life skills, network and have fun. The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network (WBN) bring this and more to its Thursday meeting when Gary Spencer-Smith of the West Coast School of Leadership and Management (SLAM) will deliver a high energy, hands-on pre-

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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

Ferries report lost in fog The release of the BC Ferries Consultation and Engagement Summary Report completes a monumental exercise involving more than 2,000 people in 30 coastal communities. The process included opinion surveys, town halls, webinars and discussions with government officials and the broader general public from Queen Charlotte City to Victoria. The result: an admirable public relations exercise in every way — too bad it’s unlikely to make any splash ahead of the May 14 election. In 2009, voters in only five of the province’s 17 ridings that contain so-called ferry dependent communities elected a BC Liberal MLA. From the NDP’s perspective, success in May is all but a done deal, especially given the BC Liberals’ ability to handicap their chances of re-election with each passing week. Given the party’s free-fall in the polls, it’s unlikely the BC Liberals will rally behind coastal residents’ call for government subsidies for fear of losing what little of their base is left in the North, Interior and Lower Mainland. Sadly, that leaves this latest report on the shelf beside findings from countless other well-intentioned public engagement exercises. At least the report will be at the top of that growing pile, in easy view of whichever party is selected to govern the province for the next four years. Although service cuts are clearly a looming reality, the report’s findings show coastal residents are open to a number of creative options with the potential to significantly reinvent the BC Ferry Services Inc. we’ve all grown accustomed to. More than 60 per cent agreed some routes may be better served by a bridge. Nearly 80 per cent want BC Ferries to consider replacing aging vessels with ships powered by “alternative fuels” like liquefied natural gas. Approximately 66 per cent of respondents suggest the company look into the use of passenger-only vessels. Who knows if any of these options will bring BC Ferries out of the red, but there’s always hope a newly elected government will be moved to pick up the slack. — Gulf Islands Driftwood Record Question of the Week This week: Twenty-seven per cent said they agree with the BC Liberals’ plan to balance the budget by selling public assets. Next week: Does the ethnic vote scandal make you less likely to vote for the BC Liberals? Visit www. comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. The Fanny Bay Salmonid Enhancement Society received $13,674 through the Pacific Salmon Foundation to improve the Rosewall Hatchery.

A mysterious illness is keeping Comox Valley man Isaac LeBlanc in a hospital bed. The 27-yearold has been in hospital care for well over a year.

‘Don’t scapegoat Highland’ Dear editor, I have one main response to Mr. Baird’s letter to the editor (Record, Feb. 26): Don’t scapegoat Highland. He clearly has a highly subjective political agenda he wants to sell, and is using Highland Secondary as the scapegoat for a deeper-rooted issue he takes with Don McRae and Christy Clark. If he wishes to speak about his political agenda, what he should have done is written a piece about the failures of the BC Liberal party in their stance on bullying and the (lack of) measures to be taken against it. Him tacking on his label as the managing director of a children’s safety group does not change the real purpose of his message. His statistics show major issues — Baird stated that his organization has “… received over 500 e-mails and calls from very concerned parents about this situation since Amanda’s death.” First off, he did not state how many of these e-mails or calls were from unique parents — for all the reader is aware of, these could be five individuals continuing several hundreds of corresponding e-mails and calls with the organization. Statistics are not immediately fact, and his bias makes this fairly clear. Secondly, if bullying at Highland is Baird’s true agenda in this piece of writing, why has he not brought it to administrative ears personally? Although normal protocol would require that any sudden influx of concerned communications should be brought to the attention of the administrators at the school, the principal of Highland was not informed of any of these concerns until the publication of the letter Feb. 26, nor did the PAC hear anything of concerned parents. As the managing director of Street Smart Kidz Canada, Mr. Baird clearly has the power and

influence to change things at lying in high schools — although Highland — but the fact he chose extreme cases do depict physinot to do this suggests that his cal violence being inflicted, most main issue is not with bullying, modern-day bullying is far more but with the politics of the edu- insidious than “jocks” throwing cational system of British Colum- punches at “losers.” bia. Baird also offers no real soluThe part that puzzles me the tions to the issue of the culture of most is that he states that the cliques occurring in schools, other death of Amanda Todd, a 10th than a call to move anti-bullying grade student in the city of Port awareness movements to occur Coquitlam, triggered these calls. earlier in the year. Does this not Why, if the bulsuggest that his meslying was such a sage is not to end bulAlthough major issue at Highlying, but to give his land previously, did extreme cases do organization purpose these parents call depict physical earlier in the school only after the death violence being year? of a student in an Is his targeting of unrelated district? inflicted, most Highland a move from What did this one modern-day bulStreet Smart Kidz highly publicized lying is far more Canada looking to event have anything expand their message insidious than to do with issues at into secondary schools? ‘jocks’ throwing external schools? Cliquing in schools Shouldn’t the punches at ‘lostoday is not “mean” or death of Tina Slat- ers’. “cool” kids “deciding” er, a local student the “coolness” of othPam Choi ers, but a natural tenat Highland who passed away in 2011, dency for youth to seek have triggered these events? Only friends who are like-minded or now in the face of election time similar — this is obviously still does Baird bring up a highly pub- an issue, but can we say that this licized suicide to garner emotional does not occur in workplaces, or reaction from people in the face of even in communities? an epidemic that is bullying. In the case of high schools, this There were many factual inac- is clearly an issue born of ageism curacies that Baird painted of instilled in the system of ageHighland as well — in fact, his based grade levels. This is not just depiction of Highland is high- propagation of a hierarchy — the ly reminiscent of an ‘80s movie hierarchy itself is a product of trope of an underfunded inner ageism. city school. Students from a very early age As students attending High- are taught to fear anyone older land Secondary can confirm, we than themselves, and to hate anyhave yet to witness a set of green one younger than themselves — stairs where the Grade 11s con- how is this not ageism in the gregate — the lines dividing these truest sense? stairs are also far more blurred If the issue of bullying is to be than Baird suggests they are. eradicated, it should occur on a Not to mention, his harsh depic- deeper level of eradicating distion of punches being thrown or crimination, not just simply takyounger students being spat on ing a political stance. not only shows that he has never Pam Choi personally seen Highland, but Editor’s note: Pam Choi is a also shows how out of touch he student at Highland Secondary is with the modern picture of bul- School in Comox.


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Buy local or see stores close Dear editor, Have you noticed how many stores in Courtenay have closed recently? There are probably a variety of reasons for these closings. However, there is often a lack of customers as many people seem to think if an item comes from Victoria, Vancouver or the U.S. it has to be better and less expensive than a similar item that is available in the Comox Valley. We can’t assume a bigger city has a better selection than our local stores, for example, a car, a lighting fixture or patio furniture purchased in Vancouver isn’t better than one from Courtenay and if something is wrong, another trip to Vancouver is necessary at great expense now the ferry fares keep rising. Every time a business closes in the Valley it is less business tax going to the municipal government so where will council make up this lost revenue — obviously from you. Generally we do appear to support local farmers, which is plain to see at the Wednesday and Saturday markets. We are most fortunate to have all this wonderful meat and produce available here. In the future when making a purchase, big or small, buy local and grow our community. We are happy here in our Valley; it’s the reason we came here in the first place and it would be a shame to lose our small stores here in Courtenay. J. Manley, Courtenay

Hospital cleaners should get medals Dear editor, I wasn’t going to write this letter, but injustice has to be addressed re: cleanliness of our hospital. I am one of the guards at St. Joseph’s Hospital and when I first started, I saw a female cleaner on her hands and knees cleaning an area on the floor. I asked her what she was doing and she turned and gave me a look that prompted me to do a johnny two step and immediately diverted the direction of my patrol. As the song goes, I have been everywhere. I patrol the basement, cafe, housekeeping, first-floor med, acute floors, lobby, imaging, 38 Wing, ocean and eagle views, etc. Everywhere I go I see cleaning staff, to the point where you start

to get tired of looking at them. Day shift, afternoon and graveyard, cleaning day after day, week after week, month after month. If you don’t think that is not hard on your back and nerves, then you are not thinking logically. In the Soviet Union, they used to give out red stars for outstanding workers. Every cleaner should be wearing one. As an X-ray technologist, I worked at Lions Gate Hospital, Bulkley Valley District Hospital and 27 years at Peace Arch District Hospital. This is one of the cleanest hospitals I ever have been associated with. Remember, they are cleaning an old hospital, not a new one. Jack Ferguson, Comox Valley

Farmer OK with GM usually in the late fall, Dear editor, There has been a lot just before the winter of controversy about rains come. There is technology how organic foods are so much better and available that would that all GM (genetical- make this practice ly modified) foods are unnecessary. I venture not safe and should be to guess that a lot of the nitrates and pathoavoided. Parents buy organic gens in the manure meat, fruits and veg- applied does not stay etables at the super- on the fields and ends market and farmers’ up in the ground water, in adjacent markets at bearprices inflatI honestly fish ing streams ed by 20 per and in the cent to 100 believe I was ocean. per cent over a very good I guess “ r e g u l a r ” steward of the one can say food in the it is “organic m i s t a k e n land and a belief it is practising envi- and natural” and h e a l t h i e r ronmentalist, therefore it and more which I still is OK. I beg n u t r i t i o u s. to differ. Usually it is am today. I have a not. It saddens me to BSc. in agriculture and see that even regular farmed successfully, columnists in the local growing grain, oilseeds, papers are advising grass seed, commercial their readers to buy saskatoons and straworganic and avoid GM berries in the Peace products. It also dis- River Country of Alberturbs me to see that ta for over 35 years. I used modern techCourtenay and Comox have imposed a blanket nology, which entailed ban on all “pesticides” judicious utilization of within their boundar- commercial fertilizer ies with no input from (in conjunction with experts in agronomy soil nutrient tests) and herbicides with limited and plant physiology. A number of her- use of fungicides and bicides that could be insecticides only when used are actually safer absolutely required. In the later years I than table salt. This ban seems quite incon- adopted minimum tillgruent when there does age and grew GM and not seem to be any con- Roundup Ready canola cern by local citizens on my farm with no with the neighbour- environmental or safeing farmers applying ty repercussions whatmanure on their fields, soever.

When I retired, I took pride in the fact that I had transformed my farm land into a healthy environment with good soil tilth, high organic matter content and a low weed seed bank. A very big improvement compared to when I purchased the properties. The earthworm population was high, birds and mammals of all descriptions were plentiful on my holdings. I honestly believe that I was a very good steward of the land and a practising environmentalist, which I still am today. There was a very good article by Gwyn Morgan in the Feb. 8 issue of the Vancouver Sun entitled GM-food activist switches sides of the debate. Gwyn talks about British environmentalist and author Mark Lynas who gave a speech to the Oxford Farming Conference on Jan. 3. The text of his speech can be found at www.marklynas.org. Mark was an organizer of the movement against GMO foods for years but has been transformed into a believer of GMO technology. In closing I urge you to pull up Mr. Lynas’s website and read what he has written with an open mind. Len Paulovich, Comox

Canada is not a dictatorship Dear editor, Having spent three years in Libya under Col. Gaddhafi, a year in Indonesia under Suharto, and two years in various South American semidictatorships, I have to marvel at the naivety of some of the letter writers to this newspaper who refer to Harper as a "dictator" or Canada as a "dictatorship" under the Conservatives. In Gaddhafi's "socialist paradise" there was no opportunity for citizens to write into the newspapers, as they were all state-owned and full of nothing but government propaganda and obsequious drivel praising Gaddhafi or members of his family. The nightly TV news (also stateowned) consisted of an announcer reading from one of the daily newspapers to the sound of paper rustling as he turned the pages.

Anyone caught publicly expressing dissatisfaction with the government or with Gaddhafi wound up exiled, tortured in prison, or handed a cigarette and a blindfold. I like to think that most Canadians, that is those who are not receiving Radio Venus on their bridgework, recognize and appreciate the fact that citizens of this country have rights, freedoms, and privileges that are the envy of people in most other countries in the world, including the right to publicly complain about our government and vote against them in the next election. Anyone who compares this country to a "dictatorship" needs to spend some time elsewhere and get some non-pharmacologically induced perspective. Dave Mcleod, Comox

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Compassion in the World of Secular Services Serena Patterson, PhD, Grünberg Patterson Counselling & Psychological Services Every major religion, and probably most of the minor ones, hold compassion up as a core value. Because involvement in systems of faith often inspires individuals to take up humanitarian action, and because churches and synagogues and mosques have been seats of great efforts to feed the hungry and care for the sick since the building of the first Temple in Jerusalem, there is a tendency, particularly among those of faith, to view compassion as the exclusive property of the faithful. It is expected that we find compassion in a faith-inspired charity, but perhaps surprising to find it in a government “Ministry” (odd, how the same word, which connotes service, is used in both sacred and secular contexts.) We have come to accept a business philosophy in secular institutions of care, from hospitals and mental health centers, to welfare distribution, to environmental protection. Efficiency, not kindness, is the watchword for the management of resources that are supposed to perpetually renew themselves: rivers, oceans, forests, and humans. The impulse to take an engineering approach to social problems, like crime, poverty, homelessness, addiction, violence and environmental degradation, is strong. Big problems inspire big institutions: Hospitals, Jails, Ministries, Departments, One-Stop Access Centers, Military Forces, and Schools. With follow-up research to hone our empirically-validated programs to be as efficient as possible, we engineer our way out of the nagging worry that perhaps we aren’t doing enough to move society forward. This is the secular way: good science and sound business practices. Thus with great intentions we can look right past the eyes of individual people and railroad through with interventions that, despite being true to the empirically-validated protocol, fail. Scientific rigor and sound business cannot replace compassion: the willing effort to look into another person’s emotional reality with kind eyes. Solutions without compassion cannot be kind. Whether we are talking about material aid, behavioral correction or even punishment, the attitude with which it is dispensed matters. A dispassionate mask of indifference and impersonal treatment-by-the numbers are just as damaging as the withering glances of judgment and disgust clothed in pity that many associate with church-based charity. Secular depersonalization, like religious superiority, leaves a bitter aftertaste of shame. Shame breeds a loathing, simmering anger in those whom it touches. Because shame inhibits the development and the experience of empathy, it breeds a cycle of cruelty and further misery. It is vitally important for the future that assistance is not given at the cost of dignity. As the antidote to shame, compassion itself may be the primary agent of healing, often more powerful than the material assistance that it accompanies. To experience compassion is profound; only sometimes heal what is broken, but it can almost always convey comfort and lessen pain. It can restore us to our dignity and make us want to repair what is wrong. To give compassion is often easy, but occasionally very, very difficult. To give it we have to put aside our own vulnerability to shame, and our own fear of being made a fool. That is why we are so very good at avoiding it, and at building processes and institutions that dispense material aid without compassion. But whether we are talking about the social justice of fair distribution or the criminal justice of fair retribution, compassion is not a luxury or some esoteric add-on to the institutional responses to problems. It is not the province of faith-based services alone. It is the breaking point of the cycle of people hurting people. It truly is the key to making things better.

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The board of the Fallen Alders Hall is holding its annual Bean Supper on March 17. The purpose is to announce the start of a Memorial Garden, which is to honour the people of the district who have given their time and energy into the good of the Fallen Alders. The plan is to have the allotted space available for anyone in the community to plant a tree or shrub in someone’s memory or honour. This area is located in front of the tennis court and toward the road. The district surrounding the Fallen Alders was known as the Minto District and this project is the Minto Multicultural Memorial Garden. Fallen Alders received a grant from the Minister of State for Multiculturalism for this project. The invites have been sent out to those people who are known to the board and who helped the Fallen Alders Hall through the years. If you were among those and missed out on getting a invitation and would like to come, please call 250 338-9752 to be put on the list. — Fallen Alders Community Club

Tax help for some It’s that time of the year again and our group of volunteers will be at the Comox Lion’s Den every Tuesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. during March and April. They will e-file tax returns for seniors, families, individuals, persons with disabilities, students and newcomers to Canada who are eligible for this free service. Volunteers have been trained by the CRA to file very basic income tax returns. Basic eligibility is as follows: • Single individuals: up to $30,000. • Couple: up to $40,000. • Single w/child: $35,000. The Lion’s Den is at 1729 Comox Ave. Phone 250-339-6232.

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Potters Place offers feature artist Willms The Potters Place is featuring artist Jaime Willms with her Wide Open Spaces-A Journey To The Grasslands and Open Skies exhibit in March. There's also a display of work by select members of the Comox Valley Potters Club this month. Willms brings a bit of ceramic history and Prairie-inspired pottery back to the Valley. She recently went on an artistic journey to Medalta Potteries in Medicine Hat to consider forms, textures and glazes that were unexplored in her previous work. Set against the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat, the 150-acre Historic Clay District was once home to some of Canada’s most important clay factories, including Medalta Potteries, Hycroft China, National Porcelain and

Art Alchemy invites Kobus Record Staff Comox Valley artist Tracy Kobus presents her solo show Hearts and Homes at Art Alchemy in Courtenay from March 8 through 23. An opening reception will be held March 9 at 7 p.m. Kobus will also be at the gallery on March 9 and 23 from noon to 4 p.m. and is offering an afternoon adult art class at the gallery on March 16. The class will involve a variety of media such as collage, India ink and acrylic paint and is open to beginners as well as those with more experience. To register, contact Art Alchemy at artalchemystudio@gmail.com. Art Alchemy is at 362-C 10th St. in Courtenay (stair access only) and is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.tracykobus.com or www. artalchemy.ca.

Alberta Clay Products. Today, this history is being preserved with the unique Medalta Potteries site providing the setting for a living, working museum, vibrant education centre, a reception gallery, and a 12,000square-foot contemporary ceramics studio. The Medalta International Artists in Residence Program is designed to serve artists at all stages of their careers. The studio experience is one of cooperation and creativity. Artists come from all over the world and bring different experiences, techniques and ideas to this Canadian treasure. "When working in my home studio, I tend to work on similar forms with similar techniques. I don’t have much time to play," Willms says. "At Medalta I was able to concentrate on nothing but the clay, with no daily distractions. I was able to try out different types of clay, and to work in the studio 24/7. I also had access to the salt and soda kilns, which I don’t have much experience with. "What was really magical about doing a residency at Medalta, was the sharing of ideas with ceramic artists from across Canada and the States. There are several artist in residence at one time." She says her work tends to be minimalist and earth/land/garden inspired. In The Hat, inspiration came from "the sparseness of the Prairies, the simple lines of the grass fields and rivers, the golden yellow hues and browns of the landscape. “The most incredible blue of the open sky and the grass blown over from the never-ending wind across vast fields." Jaimie is the featured artist for March at the Potters Place, which also has a show by the Comox Valley Potters Club throughout the month at the corner of Fifth and Cliffe at the potters' courtyard in downtown Courtenay. — Potters Place

FARE FOR BEAR Comox Valley photographer John Simmons is exhibiting selections of his work during March at Mudsharks Coffee Bar at Fourth and Cliffe in downtown Courtenay. He is rotating the images every Saturday afternoon, so he encourages people to drop by more than once. PHOTO BY JOHN SIMMONS

Two big bands will fill room with sound The Evergreen Club once again will host the third annual Big Band Extravaganza this Sunday at the Florence Filberg Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. The afternoon will feature two full 17-piece big bands, namely our local Georgia Strait Big Band and Parksville’s Arrowsmith Big

Band. The Georgia Strait Big Band is professionally conducted by Prof. Gregor Bush of Vancouver Island University. The Arrowsmith Big Band personnel are packed with professional and semi-pro players who precisely delver sophisticated

charts with ease. Advance tickets are at Bop City and Long & McQuade. For information, call Courtenay Recreation at the Filberg Centre office at 250-338-1000 or visit the club’s website at www.evergreenseniorsclub.org. — Courtenay Recreation

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SASKIA AND DARREL are now known as The Great Plains. They offer a fundraising concert this Sunday to benefit the Stepping Stones Recovery House.

Great Plains help women The Great Plains (also known as Saskia and Darrel) offer a fundraiser Concert for the Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women on March 10. Darrel spent his first 17 years on the northern Prairies, while Saskia’s lineage is from generations of flatland Dutchmen, so something about wide vistas and big-sky landscapes infuses their art and inspires their writings. In the middle of March, just about the time the great trumpeter swans fly away to their summer ranges, so are these songbirds off to their seasonal habitat; the open road, big skies, and rooms full of friends and laughter on their travels. They have toured extensively with Juno Award winners Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy, and have notables like Daniel Powter, Darby Mills, Steve Dawson, Bill Hicks (Powder Blues), and Nolan Murray (Tiller’s Folly) appearing on their 10 CDs. They still enjoy abundant airplay on CBC and many indie radio stations around the world.

Saskia and Darrel always combine their concert with an awarenss campaign for a local organization that needs help. They hope to raise some awareness and funds for Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women through this concert. Stepping Stones is a three-month residential program that helps women who are caught in the destructive cycle of substance dependence/abuse. Stepping Stones provides a safe and supportive environment for up to six residents where women are presented with a program that is designed to provide the life skills that will enable them to discover personal freedom and empowerment. The spring farewell concert by the Great Plains happens this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the lovely landmark Old Church Theatre in Courtenay at 775 Harmston Ave. Tickets are at Blue Heron Books in Comox or at the Courtenay Alano Club at 543 Sixth St. For more information, call 250-898-7588. — The Great Plains

February was a very busy and a very successful month for Vanier Secondary School’s theatre department. From Feb. 1 to 3 Vanier’s junior and senior improv teams headed to the Canadian Improv Games Vancouver Island tournament in Victoria. The competition was fierce at both levels. “The level of play on the Island has always been strong but it has risen dramatically over the past few years,” said Vanier senior improv coach Lori Mazey, who has seen teams from across the country play at five national tournaments. “The quality of the work here is right up there with the best teams in the country.” Vanier’s junior team was coached by Vanier teacher Jason Arsenault in his first year of involvement in the Canadian Improv Games. Six teams in the Saturday afternoon junior finals, including Vanier, Highland and Isfeld, all played with enthusiasm and inspired a great deal of laughter and awe in the audience. In the end it was incredibly close: Ladysmith’s junior team earned 530 points and barely edged Vanier’s team, which earned 529. Highland’s team played with tremendous energy and hilarity to finish third.

Vanier’s seniors went into the Sunday night finals 10 points behind the highly entertaining Carihi team but with Ladysmith, Isfeld and Gulf Island Secondary School very close as well. In the finals, the teams were all very strong. Each team played with fantastic teamwork and storytelling and gave the audience more than their money’s worth of entertainment. When the scores were tabulated they reflected the overall strength, with only 13 points separating second and fifth place. Vanier’s team pulled ahead and finished first, 34 points above second-place Carihi. Isfeld finished only three points behind Carihi to finish third, making this the first North Island sweep in the history of the Canadian Improv Games Island tournament. With this win Vanier’s senior team qualified for the national tournament in Ottawa from March 26 to 30. It will be the fifth trip to the national tournament for Vanier. Four days later, Vanier’s Theatre department was on the road again — this time to Nanaimo to take part in the North Island Regional Drama Festival. The festival allows North Island drama students to work with other schools’ departments during the day while taking workshops and participating in a Fringe Festival featuring student performances of all kinds. In the evening, the schools shared 10 oneact plays that were

adjudicated by theatre professionals. Vanier’s production of Check Please, directed by Grade 12 students Meredith Wicklund and Cierrah Gibbs, won multiple awards for directing, acting and theatre production and was chosen by the adjudicator as the region’s top play of the 10 presented. This was a tremendous honour for Vanier, especially considering it was the only student-directed play in the festival. Lastly, Vanier had a second senior team enter the Nationwide Canadian Improv Games online tournament. This tournament included schools from across the country and Vanier finished fourth of 18 teams. ••• To celebrate the recent successes and to raise money for the many costs involved with the trip to Ottawa, Vanier will present an afternoon Improv and Variety Show on March 10 at 2 p.m. The show will feature Vanier improvisers and some of the Check Please cast alongside some amazing guest performers.

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Spring Art Event This Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Comox Valley North Island College Fine Arts, Interactive Media and Professional Photography students will transform the Shadbolt and Raven studios into an enormous art gallery known as the NIC Spring Art Event. This social community event for all ages includes a cash bar, food, music, a silent auction, and prizes all well showcasing the multidisciplinary works created in the various art disciplines of pottery, sculpture, video, printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, and computer multi-media design from first- to fourth-year students. — North Island College

Murphy’s Wake The Evergreen Drama Club will present a production of Murphy’s Wake, an original play written and directed by Betty Annand. It is, as the title suggests, a wake for the late Patrick Murphy, who was known to tipple more than a few at the local Whistle Stop Pub. It is set in the front parlour of the Murphy home and the family is a motley crew with more than a few surprises for everyone’s enjoyment. Shows March 13 happen at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets for Murphy’s Wake are available at the Florence Filberg Centre office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Evergreen Drama Club

Molly Hogans The Molly Hogans are coming to Cumberland this Saturday. Doug Folkins is the frontman for this group and he has recently been nominated for a Vancouver Island Music Award. Dallas Carter is on drums keeping everyone laughing and on their feet, Richard Franklin is on bass keeping it all together and on lead guitar is Grant McLellan with wow factor coming out of fingers. The show starts just after 8 at the King George Hotel in Cumberland. — King George Hotel

Sweet soul music The Chantrelles, who perform March 15 at the Waverley Hotel, were formed three years ago. They are hard at work preparing the songs for their first full-length release. There are seven of them and they all know how to get down. Signature vocals with a full horn section create irresistible chemistry. — Cumberland Village Works

Bachands in the house Qristina and Quinn Bachand have added five Vancouver Island Music Award nominations to their already impressive resume. The five Vancouver Island Music Award nominations are for Island Artist of the Year, Island Roots Album of the Year, Youth Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year plus Island Producer of the Year (Adrian Dolan for Family). Since 2009 Qristina and Quinn have received rave reviews from fans and media alike and wowed audiences across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Qristina and Quinn have just finished a successful two-week Home Routes (www. homeroutes.ca) tour of the Yukon and are looking forward to their second Home Routes

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Some of Canada’s most talented artists will perform March 14 at the venue formerly known as Joe’s Garage. Joey Wright is a phenomenal musician — acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin. Dan Whiteley might be the best mandolin player you’re ever gonna hear. Sam Allison will play standup bass. Carolyn Mark — boozy chanteuse and reigning Queen of Vancouver Island — will open the night with her unique wit, with Dennis Siemens on the barely upright bass. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Bop City. — Milo Yakibchuk

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ART ALCHEMY STUDIO GALLERY presents exhibit by Tracy Kobus from March 8 to 23. Opening reception March 9 at 7 p.m. FMI: www. artalcehmy.ca. AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL comedy night on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 9 p.m. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-331-0334. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New exhibits: Towards Grace/ The Golden Rule run to April 20, admission is by donation. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. FMI: 250-338-6211 or www.comoxvalleyartgallery. com. CORRE ALICE GALLERY at 2781 Dunsmuir Ave. in Cumberland. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox hosts Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. JOE’S GARAGE features Comox Valley Uke Jam every second Tuesday. Ukulele instruction at 7 p.m., jam at 8 p.m. KING GEORGE HOTEL hosts Pleasure Craft Theatre’s live improv soap opera, Clash of Thrones until March 11. All ages. Admission by donation. FMI: 250-898-7215. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. MUIR GALLERY open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 440 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY in Comox open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. at 1729 Comox Ave. Elvy Gustafsson & Bev Michaluk Show & Sale March 5 to 17. FMI: www.pearlellisgallery. com or Facebook. POTTERS PLACE exhibits feature artist Jaime Willms in March. SERIOUS COFFEE showing artwork by West Coast Artist Collective in March at 5-2760 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay. WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends runs every Thursday, no cover. Visit www.waverleyhotel.ca. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend.

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COMOX VALLEY C.G. JUNG SOCIETY will discuss movie Fiction, 1 to 5 p.m. Pulp Fiction p m at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre. FMI: cvjungsociety@ gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 13 ARCHIE FISHER at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/concerts. EVERGREEN DRAMA CLUB presents Murphy’s Wake at Florence Filberg Centre, 1:30 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 14 CAROLYN MARK and others perform at venue formerly known as Joe’s Garage. FMI: 250-702-6456.

Friday, March 15 CHANTRELLES at Waverley Hotel.

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

Saturday, March 23 NEW COUNTRY REHAB at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/ concerts. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents Illuminate: Nine New Video Works by Comox Valley Youth, 7 to 9 p.m., Old Church Theatre. FMI: 250-338-6211.

Sunday March 24 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents TIFF movie The Angels’ Share, 5 p.m. at Rialto Theatre. FMI: 250338-6211.

Tuesday, March 26 HOLLY COLE at Sid Williams Theatre. Tickets at 250-3382430 or www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.

Saturday, May 26 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents Gilbert and Sullivan, Native Sons Hall.

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

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

Saturday, July 15 VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSICFEST at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. FMI: http://www.islandmusicfest. com.

Sunday, July 16 VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSICFEST at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. FMI: http://www.islandmusicfest. com.

Friday, Aug. 2 FILBERG FESTIVAL at Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox. FMI: http://filbergfestival.com.

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Monday, Aug. 5 FILBERG FESTIVAL at Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox. FMI: http://filbergfestival.com.


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Puzzling… Fun by the Numbers: Here’s how it works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLES

MARCH OF IDES ACROSS 1 Keanu of “The Matrix” 7 “— in Calico” (1946 hit) 11 World Cup lover, say 20 Is covetous of 21 Mature nits 22 Greek love goddess 23 It’s not too light or too heavy 25 Practices to compete in 26 Put on, as clothes 27 Friend 28 With 50-Down, “No need to shout!” 30 A couple of 31 Big, diverse collection 36 Gets laryngitic 40 Quarterback Manning 41 Stars’ cars 43 Parcel (out) 44 Lily-family member with long, narrow leaves 48 Dictatorship 51 Greeting statement in Mac ads 53 Stag’s mate 54 Road surface stuff 56 — -Detoo 57 Indexing aid 58 Scoop 63 Indira Gandhi’s maiden name 64 Low-altitude clouds 66 Roman love god 67 Dog pests 69 PDQ 70 Hit into 74 Verdi heroine 78 West Point freshman 80 Wash up 81 Agrees to participate 83 Hyundai sedan 86 Dwelling 90 Fish-catching tool 91 Giant of myth 92 Theta lead-in 93 African antelope 94 Horn noises 96 “To Kill a Mockingbird” father Finch 98 Requiring no proof 103 Exploitative type 104 Extend apart 105 In advance of 106 Dry red wine 109 1980s David Hasselhoff series 115 Bruins legend Bobby

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Green and Hardy with Canada at WBC tourney Earle Couper Record Staff

Team Canada, with Milwaukee Brewer infielder Taylor Green of Courtenay on the roster, opens play at the 2013 World Baseball Classic today when they take on Italy at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Phoenix, Arizona. Canada is hoping to advance past the first round for the first time. After going 1-2 at the inaugural Classic in 2006, they went 0-2 in 2009, with a disappointing 6-2 loss to Italy knocking them out of the tournament at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Major-leaguers Justin Morneau and Jesse Crain are among the returning veterans. Canada also features a bolstered bullpen with the addition of Milwaukee closer John Axford. Canada got good news Monday when their best hitter, Joey Votto, said he

TAYLOR GREEN TAGS out the Angels’ Matt Young at third during the sixth inning of last Saturday’s win. was ready to play. The Cincinnati first baseman tested his surgically repaired left knee throughout the early weeks of Spring Training and says he’s good to go. Team Canada began

workouts at Goodyear Ballpark on Monday and Votto was scheduled to join them on Thursday for a final workout at Chase Field before today’s first-round Pool D game against Italy. Also in the same round-

robin pool are teams from the United States and Mexico. Canada plays Mexico on Saturday and the U.S. on Sunday. The second round (modified double elimination) gets underway March 12.

Sportsnet will air all of Canada’s games live. Green has been having a less than stellar Spring Training with the Brewers but broke an 0-for-13 slump March 2 with a two-run double off the right-centre field wall in the bottom of the second inning that helped the Brewers beat the California Angels 4-3. As of March 4, the Brewers’ third baseman was hitting .158 (3-for-19) with two doubles and three RBI. He went hitless Tuesday in one plate appearance for Canada, who beat the Brewers 7-4 in Phoenix. Green represented Canada at the 2007 World Cup in Taiwan. He’ll be joined at the WBC by Campbell River pitcher Mark Hardy. The two were teammates in 2010 with the Blizzard baseball club that played out of the Comox Valley and again in 2004 with the Parksville Royals. Hardy, who is scheduled

to pitch Sunday against the U.S., wore the red and white twice in 2011, winning gold at the Pan Ams and bronze at the Baseball World Cup. He pitched for Team Canada in 2008 at the University of Baseball Championships. Former Blizzard manager Chris Kenny notes Hardy is the Blizzard’s all-time leader in games pitched, wins, and strikeouts. The lanky lefty pitched a scoreless sixth inning for Canada in the qualifying championship game against Germany in October. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 43rd round of the 2010 MLB draft out of the UBC Thunderbirds and pitched for the Padres AA Minor League Club the San Antonio Missions in 2012. He went 3-6 with a 4.71 ERA and struck out 68 in 70.2 innings. He appeared in 22 games, starting 10 of them. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Late goal lifts Glacier Kings to big win over Bucs Earle Couper Record Staff

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings stole home ice advantage away from the Nanaimo Buccaneers by winning the first game of their best-of-seven Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League North Division playoff series 2-1 Tuesday night in Nanaimo. The Yetis rallied from a 1-0 second period deficit with two third period tallies. Rylan Ball tied the game with 7:01 left and Andrew White broke the Bucs’ hearts with the game winner at the 18:59 mark. A nine-day hockey hiatus had the Glacier Kings looking flat in the first period. Undisciplined and sloppy play limited the ‘Kings to only five shots on goal to Nanaimo’s eight. Despite having the first one-man advantage the Icemen were unable to capitalize on it. The game continued with three consecutive power plays for the Bucs before the first intermission. The outstanding skills of ‘Kings netminder Michael Hails kept the game scoreless. The second period saw life back in the front end

of the Glacier Kings as more offensive opportunities were created by all lines. Although controlling most of the period, they continued undisciplined play, resulting in the Bucs scoring the first goal of the division final courtesy of Noah Russi (the Yetis first goal given up on the pen-

hitting full stride, and the deadlocked game winding down, White grabbed his own rebound and buried it behind Large with 1:01 remaining in regulation for the comeback win. “It was like a 40-minute warm up, and then the real game for us,” said Glacier Kings’ head coach Bill

GAME THREE IN BEST-OF-7 SATURDAY,MARCH 9 7:30 P.M. SPORTS CENTRE #1 alty kill). Down a goal and frustrated with the first 40 minutes of play, the gritty Glacier Kings returned to the ice rejuvenated and determined to play their game. The Yetis overwhelmed the Bucs, creating multiple scoring opportunities only to be denied by netminder Cam Large. Their dominant play resulted in the only two power plays of the third period. However, the score remained 1-0 after both one-man advantages. With 7:01 remaining Ball entered the Bucs’ zone and threw a wrist shot on net that finally solved Large. With the Glacier Kings

Rotheisler. “We are going to have to have stronger opening shifts next game to set the tone instead of having to sway it. “I give our boys a lot of credit for getting through their bus legs, finding their game, and engaging in and winning battles in the third,” Rotheisler said. “We had the lead a long way through…” said Glen Smith, Bucs’ assistant coach. “It was disappointing not to at least go into overtime.” Smith said the Buccaneers will need to try to create more offence moving forward. “We need to get more pucks to the net, we need to get in front of the net with

more traffic.” He noted the Glacier Kings are a tough team and experienced team, and said the Bucs know they’re in for a battle. The Yetis outshot the Bucs 36-25 with Large earning second star and Hails named third star. Hails’ playoff record is 5-0 with a 1.40 GAA, and .942 save percentage. Ball, the game’s first star, leads the Glacier Kings and the North Division with 10 points (8g, 2a). Game two was played Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, with result unavailable at press time. The Glacier Kings play their first home game of the series Saturday, March 9 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre with game time 7:30 p.m. Game four goes Tuesday, March 12 with a 7:45 p.m. puck drop at the Sports Centre. ICE CHIPS The South Division final between the Victoria Cougars and Saanich Braves was even at 1-1 with game three played Thursday night and game five set for tonight ... sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

– with files from the Comox Valley Glacier Kings and Nanaimo News Bulletin

ANDREW WHITE CELEBRATES his game-winning goal Tuesday night in Nanaimo. PHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY


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Trip to cup final on the line No gimmies at Glacier March roared in like a favourable lie for the Glacier Greens Saturday Men’s Club on March 2. Fifty-one golfers played in light rain while about 30 wimped out. The scores were good for the conditions and one person was DQ by his group for not putting out – good for you guys. POG (#12) was selected by A l Pasanen but there were no winners. Hcp. 0-10: Low gross Barry Norris 72, Al Cabilan 75, Ron Morrison 76. Low net Dave Wacowich 68 c/b, Bill Todd 68, Jason Gordon 70. Snips: #1 and #14 Darrell Feiber, #3 Bill Todd, #3 Chris Kalnay, #9 Al Cabilan, #11 Dave Osborne, #16 Ron Morrison. Hcp. 11-16: Low gross Rod Gray 81, Ted Sauve 85, Ross Dowe 86. Low net Bill Girard 72 c/b, Roy Hagg 72 c/b, Rudge Wilson 72. Snips: #3 Warren Brandson, #10 Ferg Webster, #16 Mike Pollock, #17 Ted Sauve. Hcp. 17+: Low gross Bob Henn 86, Glen Meeres 89, Andy Clark 90. Low net Peter Lesk-

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Comox Valley United is hoping it will be third time lucky for them when they face Vantreights this Sunday. The two Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 3B squads will be meeting for the third time in one week when they get together for a Pearkes Challenge Cup semifinal tilt. This past weekend the top two teams in Div. 3B met twice in league play, with firstplace Vantreights (12-1-4) taking four of the six points that were up for grabs from second-place United (10-2-4). The teams played to an 0-0 draw Saturday in Victoria. United hosted the rematch Sunday and were up 1-0 at the half courtesy of a Nick Marinus goal. But Braedon McKenzie and Lucas Jacob tallied second-half goals for the visitors to hand United its second loss in its last three league games. This Sunday’s game (2:15 p.m. at Valley View, weather permitting) is a winor-go-home match in the single-knockout Pearkes Challenge Cup, which is contested by Div. 3 and Div. 4 clubs. The winner will advance to the March 23 final in Victoria, where they will face the winner of

Masters set for training The 22nd year of the Komoux Masters Real Baseball League is about to start. Spring training begins April 7 at 11 a.m. at Highland Diamond #3. The league is open to baseball players 35 years and older. New players are encouraged to come out and if interested sign up with “The Pres,” who will be at the park and let you know how the league works. Questions can be sent to “The Pres” at jakeplante34@gmail. com. See you at the park. – Komoux Masters Real Baseball League

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Dakin receives highest accolades

JACKSON DAKIN HAD a sterling career with the Queen’s Gaels men’s volleyball team in Ontario.

Former Highland Raider, Comox Valley Strikers and Team BC captain Jackson Dakin completed his university CIS career with Ontario’s highest volleyball awards. In his fifth and final year playing for the Queen’s Gaels, Dakin was named to the Ontario first allstar team and is the recipient of the prestigious 2012-13 Dale Iwanoczko award. He is the first Gael to be given the top honour as Ontario’s “outstanding student-athlete dedicated to volleyball, academics and commu-

nity involvement” since 2001. When graduating from Highland Secondary in 2008, Dakin was the recipient of both the Clyde Woolman and Osler Shield awards, setting the precedent for his university performance. Celebrating his last home matches, Dakin was honoured by his well-respected and experienced coach Brenda Willis. She had the following to say about her star player: “It is often said that your team is only as good as your setter. Well for the last five years, Queen’s has

Sharpe named top rookie The Snowboarding Slopestyle finals of the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships were held at Vail Mountain, Colorado, this past week. Mark McMorris of Regina, Sask. and his teammates Maxence Parrot of Bromont, Que. and Darcy Sharpe of Comox, B.C., were the only Canadians to compete in the 12-man Slopestyle finals. The snowy conditions caused some of the riders to have difficulty clearing the jumps. However, McMorris didn’t have any trouble at all. He scored 83.05 points on his first run of three, keeping him in first place and winning $45,000. Parrot finished in ninth place, followed by Sharpe in 10th. Sharpe said, “I had a lot of fun hanging out and riding with these guys and I learned a lot.” Sharpe, the second youngest competitor, along with his female teammate Canadian Brooke Voigt, were awarded “Rookie of the Year” for their impressive finishes at the prestigious event. Sharpe learned to snowboard at Mount Washington. He is a member of the Canadian National Snowboard Team and the Whistler Valley Snowboard Academy. He is a past member of the VI Riders and has received funding assistance in the past from the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society. His sponsors include Burton, Monster Energy Drinks, Air Hole, Electric, and DYRA. Burton US Open results: 1 Mark McMorris - Regina, Sask.; 2 Torstein Horgmo - NOR;

been blessed with one of the most intelligent and physical setters ever to have played in the Ontario university league.” While setting for the Gaels and acting as team captain, Dakin has been a fulltime student and has earned an honours degree in Engineering Chemistry and is now completing his Masters in Chemical Engineering. Dakin is a four-time academic All Canadian and Principal’s scholar. He has been a member of the Queen’s Varsity Disciplinary Committee as the male student rep and has helped coordinate and

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CIS championships, been invited to the National B Team selection camp, has played in Canada from coast to coast, in Florida and Europe, has amassed 325 digs, over 200 blocks, 94 kills and over 2,000 assists. “Jackson’s success speaks to hard work, talent and a community of parents, teachers and coaches who dedicate themselves to the development of our kids,” said a Dakin family spokesperson.

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Poll #14 - March 3 Final 2012-13 Rankings Claremont, Victoria Oak Bay, Victoria Belmont, Victoria Cowichan, Duncan Mt. Douglas, Victoria Spectrum, Victoria Dover Bay, Nanaimo G.P. Vanier, Courtenay Alberni, Port Alberni Stelly’s, Saanichton

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Poll #14- March 3 Final 2012-13 Rankings Brentwood, Mill Bay Wellington, Nanaimo Lambrick Park, Victoria St. Michaels, Victoria Mark Isfeld, Courtenay Shawnigan Lake Woodlands, Nanaimo Nanaimo Ballenas, Parksville Gulf Is., Ganges

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8-BALL POOL WED. NIGHT LEAGUE Standings as of Feb. 27 Team RW PT GW Sharpshooters 84 3243 264 Chalk-A-Holics 84 3148 239 Drive By 81 3219 244 Classics 71 3046 216 Misspent Youth 71 3015 213 Choc-O-Lot 67 3011 213 Team Cuddles 66 2903 205 4 Men & Lady 65 3087 223 Rack-No-Phobia 63 2926 197 Off The Rails 62 2862 191 Chalk-N-Awe 58 2800 176 The Breakers 52 2744 173 S-dale Odd’s R 51 2817 171 Who’s High? 47 2536 153 Cue-Tease 46 2559 136 Mex Hookers 44 2613 160 Apogee 39 2610 146 Pick Up Stix 24 2404 120

SOCCER VANCOUVER ISLAND MEN Div. 3B Standings as of March 3 Team W L T Pt Vantreights 12 1 4 40 Comox Valley 10 2 4 34 Cordova Bay 10 1 4 34 Hellas FC 9 5 3 30 Prospect Lake 8 6 3 27 Castaways FC 8 7 2 26 Penelakut United 6 10 0 18 Gorge FC 4 12 1 13 SFFC Originals 3 13 1 10 Victoria Athletics 2 15 0 6 March 2 Comox Valley United 0 Vantreights 0 March 3 Comox Valley United

1 (Nick Marinus) Vantreights 2 (Braden McKenzie, Lucas Jacob) March 10 (Pearkes Challenge Cup semifinals) Comox Valley United 3B vs. Vantreights 3B 2:15 p.m. @ TBA MID-ISLAND WOMEN Standings as of Feb. 24 Team W L D Pt Outlaws 14 1 0 42 Oceanside 12 2 1 37 Nanaimo 9 4 3 30 Kickers 7 5 2 23 CVUSC Revolution 5 6 3 18 Port Alberni 5 8 1 16 Bandits 4 8 3 15 Wheatys 1 11 2 5 Shooters 1 11 1 4 March 3 (make-up games) CVUSC Revolution vs. Oceanside 12 p.m. Vanier #1, Shooters vs. Port Alberni 2 p.m. Vanier #1, Kickers vs. Outlaws 12 p.m. Robron Park March 10 (make up game) Port Alberni vs. Wheatys 12 p.m. Bob Dailey Stadium Top Scorers Sam Kawano (Outlaws) 22; Crystal Swift (Outlaws) 13; Christina Ciolfi (Oceanside) 9; Emma Green (CVUSC Revolution) 8 Top Goalies (shutouts) Pam Richer (Oceanside) 7; Lisa Walwork (Kickers), Claire Shaw (Nanaimo), Michelle Harris (CVUSC Revolution), Amber Liggatt-Wilcox (Kickers) 3

DARTS COMOX VALLEY MEN Standings as of Feb. 28 Team Pts Courtenay Legion A 371 Elks 313 Courtenay Legion B 285 Griffin Pub Flyers 262 Comox Legion C 246 Comox Legion A 223 Comox Legion B 223 Griffin Pub 190 Top 10 Averages Player Pts Bill Durant 63.33 Ernie Linden 61.13 Glen Litchfield 57.68 Terry Jackson 56.44 Joe McNeil 56.27 John Chequis 55.57 Mark Wyatt 54.85 Hap Hanson 54.15 Daniel Leaman 53.64 Wayne Joy 53.46 High Checkout Art Forbes 138 High Score Bill Durant, Mike Konschak, Shane Dennis 177

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Registration forms available at Happy’s Source for Sports and the Rec Centres. For more information, visit our website or email the Registrar at registrarcvba@gmail.com Register Early and be Entered to WIN the ‘Early Bird’ draw on March 15,2013 for a $100 Gift Certificate to Happy’s Sports; Register Online and be entered to win the second draw on March 31, 2013 for an opportunity to win a “free’ registration”.

180s Bill Durant 3; Art Forbes, Mark Wyatt 2; Dwayne Bennett, Terry Hills, Shane Dennis, Jack Ethier, Scott Middleton, Mike Konschak, Hap Hanson, Joe McNeil, Don Parsons, Brian Wilcox, Stan Kowalewich, Ernie Linden 1 Games Won This Week Comox Legion A 9, Comox Legion B 15, Comox Legion C 13, Courtenay Legion A 12, Courtenay Legion B 12, Elks 11, Griffin Pub 7, Griffin Pub Flyers 17

CRIBBAGE NORTH ISLAND MEN Standings as of Feb. 26 Doubles Team W L T Comox Legion 11 2 1 C.R. Eagles 9 5 0 Elks 4 6 3 888 Wing 3 9 2 Comox Golf 9 10 1 Singles Team W L T Comox Legion 9 4 1 C.R. Eagles 7 5 2 888 Wing 5 6 2 Elks 4 6 3 Comox Golf 4 8 2

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Gribble 685 Ladies: High game scr Annette Jones 176 High game hdcp Doris Allen 253 High series scr Annette Jones 487 High series hdcp Annette Jones 688 High Average: Men Hogie McCrae 182. Ladies Norma Killin 163 Tuesday Night Mixed Week #24 Team Q Y Assoc. Team 59.163 166.332 EZ DUZ IT 54.723 141.413 UK Plus 51.495 166.403 Ryan’s Pizza 48.766 127.593 Blunder Ballz 48.300 131.441 The Buffs 46.314 146.254 Scrm. Eagles 40.531 146.498 Teams High Scr Game Assoc. Team 847 High Hcp Game EZ DUZ IT 1104 High Scr Series Assoc. Team 2380 High Hcp Series EZ DUZ IT 3197 Individuals High Scr Game Robert Rodgers 245, Michelle Palmer 199 High Hcp Game Robert Rodgers 275, Michelle Palmer and Sandy Hinkley 244 High Scr Series Robert Rodgers 594, Michelle Palmer 502 High Hcp Series Robert Rodgers 684, Sandy Hinkley 690 Most POA Robert Rodgers 66, Sandy Hinkley 93 Congratulations Assoc. Team winners of the third quarter ... Ray Berkenstock bowled a Seniors 50 POA game (212) ... Sandy Hinkley bowled a 400 Series (405) ...

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CRYSTAL LANES 50+ Seniors Standings as of Feb. 28 Team Qtr Tot King Pins 50 234 Chargers 43.5 249.5 Strikers 43 230 Hopefuls 42 208 Limeys 40 257 Happy Wanderers 37 249 Spare Shooters 34 290 Flyers 32.5 214.5 Class Act 29 231.5 Quinsam Auto 29 211.5 Team: High game scr Class Act 638 High game hdcp Class Act 899 High series scr Hopefuls 1841 High series hdcp Class Act 2616 Men: High game scr Doug Ellis 221 High game hdcp Mike Gribble 250 High series scr Doug Ellis 596 High series hdcp Mike

DODGEBALL (REC) Monday A Tier Team W Young Guns 5 10 Phat Kids 4 The Steamers 4 Fighting Amish 3 Chuck ‘N’ Duckers 2 Blazing Balls 1 Monday B Tier Team W Vicious & Delicious 5 Misfits 4 Chocolate Thunder 3 Ball Busters 2 Hot Balls 2 Team Excellence 2 Thorns & Roses 2 Section 8 1

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Open dart shoot The ladies had their turn last month, now it is time once again for the men to shine at the Comox Legion’s annual Open Dart Shoot on Saturday, March 16. Commitments are in already from Quadra Island and Powell River (assuming they have secured a chief steward for the Little River ferry) along with a number of the locals. There is still room for more participants. Play commences with doubles at 10 a.m. followed by the singles event. Registration fee

INDOOR VOLLEYBALL Wednesday A Tier Team W Amp TNT 7 Volley Brawlers 6 Return to Sender 5 A*Team 3 Sets and Violence 3 Smokin’ Aces 0 B Tier Team W Hitting Bricks 9 Show Us Your Tips 9 I’d Hit That 6 Strike Farce 6 Diggity Diggity 5 Served On Ice 5 Ancient Mariners 3

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JumpCamp on this weekend Airdogs, rippers, shreds and gorbies take notice! It’s JumpCamp time again on Forbidden Plateau and the first of five sessions is this weekend. JumpCamp is an all ages and abilities snowboard camp on Forbidden Plateau, the birthplace of Vancouver Island shredding. JumpCamp is for snowboarders who want to progress their skills, especially in the park and backcountry. With the JumpCamp “Wild In The Woods” contest a big hit last weekend, the park on Forbidden Plateau is looking great for the first session on March 9- 10. All camps run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include professional instruction in the private JumpCamp

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Axé academy opening Axé Capoeira will open the doors of its first academy on the North Island on Saturday, March 9. Instructor Simão Diaz is excited about the group’s new home, and is celebrating with free classes and a demonstration featuring international guest professors Marcus Aurelio (Barraozinho) and Kevin Brett (Testa). Students from Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and Campbell River are looking forward to the big day. Axé Capoeira came to the Valley with instructors Simão Diaz and Alicia Fennell almost four years ago, with classes starting at the Comox Rec Centre in the fall of 2009. Since then the group has grown and classes are now also offered in Courtenay, Cumberland and Campbell River. Leader of Axé Capoeira North Island, Simão Diaz trained in karate, kickboxing, muai thai and boxing at a young age, then started working with capoeira in 2001. Capoeira is a BraZilian martial art developed by slaves in the 1700s. It is a beautiful and rhythmic art form involving self-defence, music, song, acrobatics and strategic play. Axé Capoeira is an internationally established group with 30 years of teaching in Canada. Training in the discipline of capoeira builds strength, rhythm, balance, discipline, coordination as well as knowledge of the traditional music, language and culture it encompasses. Students of capoeira develop a strong sense of self within a community of friends who embrace respect, health and family as a lifestyle. The group has been settling into their new space on Fifth Street since January and are now ready to share with the public. Diaz welcomes anyone interested in the art form of capoeira to participate in the grand opening on March 9. Free workshops for both children and adults start at 11 a.m. with a demonstration at 12 p.m. The academy is located at 129 Fifth Street in Courtenay, upstairs

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Chimo gymnasts shine at their annual PJ meet The 13th annual Chimo PJ Meet was a rousing success. With 200 athletes gathering to challenge themselves physically and mentally it was a rewarding experience for organizers, volunteers, spectators and athletes alike. This was a unique meet for Chimo as it combined many different levels of gymnastics competition. Gymnasts from Victoria to Campbell River and Powell River competed in Gymstart, Interclub, KIP, Provincial levels 1-3 and high school levels 1-3. Chimo athletes produced great results for their first meet of the year. The youngest competitor, Sydney Howe, shone in her first Provincial meet in the Pre-Argo 1 group and received a silver medal for her efforts. Her sister, Taylor Howe finished 6th in her category, Argo 1. Newcomer, Hannah Vallevand, got her feet wet in the Open 1 and High school Level 2 categories with first place all around in both. Claire Knowles came up second place overall with 1st place finishes on both vault and floor in the Tyro 1 group. Tyro Level 2, Maiah Tanner, scored 2nd place on vault to finish 3rd overall in her level. Teammates Kira Magor and Josee Jalbert enjoyed friendly competition in the Level 2 Novice group. Magor took 2nd place on floor to finish 4th

overall while Jalbert performed a 1st place uneven bar routine to take top spot on the podium. Isabella Pelletier and Toni Smith finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Open level 2 category with Toni clinching 1st on beam and Isabella 2nd in three of her four events. With Sophia Mossie’s first place finishes on vault, beam and floor the Tyro Level 3 gymnast was so close to 1st place overall but was edged into 2nd place by a familiar competitor. Level 3 Novice gymnast, Kaylee Guignard, was 1st on both floor and beam for a close 2nd overall. Open level 3 competitors Lauren Carr and Sawyer Sturam were 1st and 2nd respectively. This year the PJ meet also encompassed high school trials for both boys and girls. While there were no Comox Valley males competing this year, as the boys’ programming continues to develop at Chimo there will be local male competitors in the future. The Comox Valley girls’ competed hard for their schools. Lake Trail Junior level 1 gymnast Emma Mossie’s first competition ended with a respectable 13th place overall in a large category. Aiyana Carter represented Vanier in the Senior Level 1 group and finished 5th. The Senior Level 2 athletes represent-

ing Highland were Hannah Vallevand – 1st place, Elizabeth Gummer – 3rd and Caroline Enamorado - 9th overall; Kristen Bystrom finished 8th for Isfeld; and Bridget Todd brought a 7th place overall finish to Vanier. Comox Valley high school girls did very well and several of these athletes will be representing their schools at the upcoming Provincial meet. Each one of these gymnasts competed new elements on every apparatus, faced many

challenges in training, and fought to meet her potential. They thrilled the audience with massive split leaps on the beam and incredible power tumbling on the floor. The gymnasts credit their coaches, Ford White, Toni Vance and Trevor Nagy. Chimo thanks their sponsors; without these community-minded businesses and the dedication of the many volunteers this positive youth event would not be possible. – Chimo

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Fish and game club duo were inspirational leaders W

e do not know ground, fish hatchery, our time to fish pond, archery meet the great clubhouse and ranges, ethereal presence that shotgun trap and skeet controls the cycles of ranges and clubhouse, life; but Keith Mack- Cowboy Action centre enzie, president of the with its pioneer village, Courtenay and Dis- 100-yard outdoor rifle trict Fish and Game range, pistol range, Protective Associa- black powder facility, tion (CDFGPA) and the beautiful naturally vice-president Ron landscaped grounds, Watanabe met that caretakers house, and ethereal spirit a few the ongoing develhours apart on Monday, opment of the most stunning March 25, OUTDOORS clubhouse in 2013. Canada with O n a view of the behalf of Comox Glaall the peoALPH cier that is ple whose HAW memorable. lives they The clubtouched house and through the club and the greater grounds are increasKEITH MACKENZIE (RIGHT) was joined by Comox Valley MLA Don community, we express ingly used for local, BRYAN ALLEN and Ron Watanabe at the our deepest sympathy provincial, national and Fishing Forever event. Bryan is chair of the McRae, Cumberland mayor Leslie Baird and Comox Valley Regional to both families and international events. Fishing Committee and Ron did the Fishing District chair Edwin Grieve at the Cumberland announcement for Keith’s role as a lead- Forever Program. friends. They were livMaple Lake last August. PHOTOS BY RALPH SHAW ing models of the motto er extended into the “Service above Self ” broader community by Fishing Program with and their dedication to supporting Maple Lake the Freshwater Fishersharing and enriching as a community facility. ies Society of BC. Every our lives in the out- The club reaches out to season when the pond doors through their the broader community was stocked with fish towering Ron would from the Courtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association contribuarrange for In spite of growing health for making our tions to the bus loads of C D F G P A challenges, Ron fulfilled his vicehandicapped ANNUAL BANQUET FUNDRAISER ! will long presidential role with a quiet digpeople and We are so appreciative of the support we received from the be rememseniors to nity that contributed much to the bered. enjoy the simfollowing donors and we apologize if we missed anyone! The CDF- success of the club. ple pleasure GPA is a of catching a A & E Marine, A&W North, ABC Printing & Signs, ACS Computers, Aero Art Screening & Embroidery, Al Hampshire, A-Lure trout. Many very large, Barbershop, Andrew Sheret Ltd. Plumbing Supplies, Anne Bodnar, Arbutus RV & Marine Sales, Arfie and Eileen Niemi, Arrowsmith complex conserva- by participating in the of the events required Golf & Country Club, Artisan Wood to Works, Atlas Café, Avenue, Bamboo Garden, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bartle and Gibson support tion association that following: Elk trans- one-on-one Co Ltd. , Baynes Sound Oyster Co., Bert & Fien Derks, Best Western, Bloomfield Flats Cedar Furniture, Bob Glennie, Bob approached a member- plants, Comox Lake and the membership McQueen, Boston Pizza, Brian McLean Chevrolet, Browns River Holdings Ltd (John Edgett), Budget Brake & Muffler, Canadian program, always responded to ship of nearly 2,500 in research Tire, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Central Builders, Chinook Forest Products, Chucks Trucks, Cindy Svendsen, Cliffe Ave Husky, 2012. It achieved this Puntledge River Res- his requests. Coast Environmental (Al Chappin) , Coastal Community Credit Union Comox, Coastal Community Credit Union Ryan Rd, Collin Ron had a vital role large membership in toration program, Punno small measure due tledge River Estuary in the broader issues Day, Comox Community Centre, Comox Pharmasave, Comox Taxi, Comox Valley Kayaks, Comox Valley Marine, Complete to the leadership style restoration program, of the Puntledge River Auto Clinic, Cory Dupuis, Corix Water Products, Corks and Caps, Courtenay Heating & Sheet Metal, Courtenay Kia, Courtenay of Keith Mackenzie. Ducks Unlimited proj- Estuary and Puntledge Wine Store, Cumberland General Store, Cumberland Ready Mix Ltd. , Cumberland Village Bakery, Cuts N Curls, Dalron Home When the club moved ects, Pacific Salmon River Project WaterLeisure, Dan Dupuis, Dave Dixon, Desiree’s Esthetics, Destiny River Adventures, Dulux Paints, E.B. Horseman & Sons, Early Bird from the old site on Foundation programs, shed. He was a quiet Café, Jamie Edwards, Eecol Electric, Elcor Holding Ltd., Eldorado Upholstery, End of the Roll, Eric Robertson, Extreme Runners, the Puntledge River to fire arms training pro- leader who filled the Fanny Bay Oysters, Finneron Hyundai, Florence Filberg Center, Fountain Tire, Francis Jewellers, Frank and Linda Leigh, Fred its current glorious site grams and a fire arms many challenges of his Bates, Fred & Olga Clifford, Gail Eggiman, Garrett Torterelli, Georgia Straight Collision, Gone Fishin’, Gord Corrigall Trucking, on the shore of Comox training facility for law role as vice-president Grape Expectations Wine Emporium, Great Canadian Oil Change Ltd., Greg Lafortune, H & H Enterprises, Hackson Enterprises, Lake it was the vision enforcement officers, with a supportive digHartman Auto Supply Ltd, Head Shed, Heriot Bay Inn (Quadra Island), Home Depot, Hyland Precast Inc., Imperial Welding of those future-looking Vancouver Island Kid nity that helped others Ltd., Ironside Contracting, Island Bison, J.R. Edgett Excavating Ltd., Jack’d Clothing, Jeff Marinus, Jiffy Lube, Jim Barry, Jim pioneer members of Camp, annual Outdoor reach their goals. As a fisherman he the club that changed Show plus many other Wheeldon, John’s Bedroom Barn & Foam Warehouse, Kal Tire, Ken Scavarda, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Komox an industrially pollut- activities that Keith generously shared his Grind Coffee House, Kumsheen River Rafting, Labatt Breweries of Canada, Lafarge Canada Inc., Larry and Darcy Epp, Lars and ed wasteland into the and Ron shared lead- catch with others and Nancy Larsen, Laughing Oyster Bookshop, Lawrie McIntyre, Len Everett, Linda Irving, London Drugs, Lordco Parts Ltd., Keith & awesome, magnificent, ership roles in, mak- also shared his knowlJan Mackenzie, Mac’s Oysters Ltd., Mark the Gold Guy, Mar’s on Main, Merit Home Furniture, Midas Auto Service, Mike Baaten imposing, and splendid ing them a success. He edge with beginners, & Donna Berrigan, Modern Hair, Monte Christo on the River, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Nancy Morrison Stained Glass, place we call the Fish shared the proceeds of be they children or Nelson Roofing, North Island Propeller Ltd., Northern Ropes, Ocean Pacific Marine Supply, Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd., Panda his hunting and fish- new immigrants to our and Game Club. Garden Restaurant, Parker Marine, Parkside Storage (Jaime Edwards), Patti Wheeldon, Pawn Shop - Pawnbrokers, Pete Piercy, For the past 12 years ing with the club and Valley. He was always Pete Savin, Petro Canada, Petro Canada Buckley Bay, Pilon Tool Rentals, Play N Trade, Portuguese Joe’s Fish Market, Prince this ongoing transition his many friends. This there for the club when of Whales Whalewatching, Quick and Easy Granite, Ralph Shaw, Randy Jacobson, Ray and Elsie Rogers, Red 21, Reliable has been under the sup- past summer he made needed. Auto Body Ltd., Ria Jacobson, Richard for Heyer, Rick Jones, Riders Pizza, Riverside Wines, Robert A, Ron Watanabe, Roots ••• portive leadership of one happy grandson Special Note – I president Keith Mack- into a competent fisher. Salon, Ross Edgett, RST Fishing Inc (Kevin Sparkes), Ryan Jorgensen, Safeway, Sears, Second Page Books, Shopper’s Drug Mart enzie and his board of In brief he cared and have just learned that (Comox), Shopper’s Drug Mart (Courtenay), Sid Williams Theatre, Slegg Construction Materials Ltd. Comox, Slegg Construction vice-president Dale directors. Keith had a shared. Materials Ltd. Cumberland, South Country Feed and Supply, South Hollow Gallery (Valerie Taylor), Starbucks, Staples, Stephanie For several years Frame has been unanileadership style that Jorgensen, Strathcon Industries, Sublime Fashion Collection, Subway, Sven Svendsen, Sunwest Auto Centre Ltd., Sunwest RV, encouraged those Ron Watanabe has been mously appointed as Supreme Convenience, Terry Keeping, Terry McCaffrey, Terry O’Toole, The 18th Hole (Pete and Linda Marinus), The Butchart members of the club vice-president of the the president and Fred Gardens, The Butcher’s Block, The Lighthouse, The Purple Onion Deli, The Wandering Moose Café, Thoughtful Paws, Thrifty that had dreams about club, where he was a Bates has been appointFoods, Thunderbird Security, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Center, Tireland - Courtenay, Thunderbird Security, their particular inter- vital force in the execu- ed vice-president, as Tom Young, Torbram Electric, Torry and Sons Plumbing and Heating, Tria Fine Catering, True Dimension Hair Design, Tuppers ests to make them a tive and on many occa- has Kevin VanCleemHome Health Care, Tyee Marine, UB Dive Shop, Union Bay Market, Uptown Yarns, Van Isle Veterinary Hospital, Vancouver reality. This columnist sions successfully filled put. Congratulations to Island Enterprises (John Watt), VI Insurance Centre, Walmart, Water Pure and Simple, Wayne Coe, Wayne and Donna Kennedy, invites you to tour the in for Keith. In spite all of you for stepping site to see for yourself of growing health chal- up to the plate. Wendy’s Restaurant, West Coast Home Theatre, Westburne Electric, WestJet, Weston Cox Whiskey Point Resort (Quadra Island), Ralph Shaw is a the marvelous transi- lenges, Ron fulfilled his White Spot Restaurant, Wildplay Park Nanaimo, Windsor Plywood Ltd., Woodform Interiors Ltd., Woofy’s Pet Foods, Zinger tion from wasteland to vice-presidential role master fly fisherman Buzz Bomb AY & DIS pulsing community of with a quiet dignity who was awarded the TEN T outdoor-oriented facili- that contributed much Order of Canada in to the success of the 1984 for his conservaties. tion efforts.In 20 years Under Keith Mack- club. He made a special of writing a column enzie’s presidency the AM E P R O T ECTIV following facilities contribution to the in the Comox Valley have reached matura- Fishing Forever Pro- Record it has won sevCourtenay & District Fish & Game Protective Association tion: boat ramp, camp- gram and the Family eral awards.

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(nee Blomquist) passed away on Saturday March 2, 2013 peacefully at her home with her daughter by her side. Born in Comox St Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital June 30, 1934. Marg loved the outdoors. She enjoyed hunting and fishing and was on excellent marksman. She would set off on her bicycle to get the cows with her 22 and her slingshot in her pocket and bring home a pheasant for supper. She spent many a quiet afternoon at Comox Lake watching a bobber waiting for a trout. She left Tsolum School in grade eight to stay home and help her ill mother on their Dove Creek farm. Marg attended Business College in Courtenay, learning shorthand. She tried to join the Air Force, but was rejected because she was to young. She worked in the Courtenay laundry on Cliffe Ave, and later worked in housekeeping at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. Marg married John Deptuck and moved to 100 Mile House, returning to Courtenay two years later. She was a hardworker and dedicated to her home and family. She enjoyed an afternoon visit from friends and always had a cup of tea and cookie or pastry ready for the table. Predeceased by her mother and father, Hilda and Eliel Blomquist, her brother Phil Blomquist, nephew Mark Blomquist and her husband John Deptuck. Survived by her brother Eric Blomquist (Marilyn) her daughter Kathy Yeomans (Dave) and her sons Dennis Deptuck, Ron Deptuck (Cindy) and Andy Deptuck. Granddaughters Kristie Deptuck (Justin) and Savanna Deptuck (Ryan) and her grandson Kody Deptuck (Kaley) and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins here as well as many cousins in Finland. No service by request but if you wish a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A special thanks to Dr Russel Atkinson and all the nurses and home care support staff. Untill we all meet again Mom, Always in our memory - Alltid i vĂĽrt minne

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Arthur John (Woody) Woodman It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Arthur John (Woody) Woodman of Courtenay, BC. Woody is remembered by his wife Joanne, daughter Christine (Patrick) Judge, grandsons Andrew and Greg. Woody was predeceased by his brother Reg (Jean) and leaves his brothers and sister in Cornerbrook, Nfld. Walter (Patsy), Mel (Shirley), Clarence (Rita), Harry (Maureen), Derrick, Brenda Woodman-Gordon and his sister in Maple Ridge, BC, Neta (Richard) Williamson. Woody was in the Canadian Air Force from 1968 to 1998 and was stationed at CFB Cold Lake, CFB Gander and retired at CFB Comox. He was a member of the Canadian Legion and enjoyed many Friday evenings with his friends playing darts and sharing stories. Woody spent the last 42 years with the love of his life and soul mate. He was a true outdoorsman and never happier than when he was sharing his love of camping, hunting and fishing with Joanne. Christine and Pat gave him the gift of two wonderful grandsons and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Popâ&#x20AC;? loved every minute he spent with his Digger and Trout. Uncle Woody was a favourite with his nephews and nieces and they looked forward to every visit, even when his snoring sounded like there was a lion in the basement. Woody loved children and was never too busy to joke around or tease them. He had a gift for making children laugh and during his many summers camping at Fair Harbour he was called The Pied Piper of Fair Harbour. There will be no service at Woodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request and in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the charity of your choice.

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Jordan Flawith 1982 ~ 2012 In loving memory of our dear Grandson, Not a day goes by without thoughts and prayers for you, we have many wonderful memories but miss our great talks and visits. Rest in peace, Jordan, we will miss and love you forever. Grandma & Grandpa

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PLACES OF WORSHIP

ECKANKAR Religion of the Light & Sound of God LEWIS CENTRE 2nd Sunday 11am ECK Worship Service â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who is the Mahanta?â&#x20AC;? 4th Sunday 11am Community HU Song Contact: 250-331-9338 www.eckankar.org

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A Heartfelt Thank You to all our friends for all you’re wonderful meals beautiful flowers and cards during the sudden and tragic passing of our son and brother, Ryan. Our small family was overwhelmed by all you’re kindness, love and support. This is such a great place to live. We are sure Ryan in smiling down on us all. God bless you all, Mary Ann, Ken, Charmaine and Shawn

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SPRING BREAK CAMP March 25 - April 5

In and outdoor activities for children ages 6-11, including crafts, swimming and local field trips.

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1405 Little River Road, Lazo (across from CFB Comox) CELEBRATIONS

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COMING EVENTS CALL FOR ENTRIES 11TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 17,18, 19 Applications for Artisans are available at 2bevzimmeman@gmail.com 250-338-6901

Comox Legion 1825 Comox Ave. We invite family, friends and former students (bring class photos) to come and say hi and share special moments.

No gifts please.

TENDERS

Rebecca to Harris Idiens Son of Brian & Pam MacDonald of Prince George and the late Harry & Christine Idiens of Campbell River. The Wedding is to take place in

Comox July 2013

and at subsequent sales thereafter until sold, the following lots of Household Goods belonging to the following: Mr. Dan Clement.

PERSONALS

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: LADIES prescription glasses (pink/black, Foster Grant), left at The Cottage in Comox. Call 250-941-2001. FOUND:Leather glove in good condition found in Courtenay. Call to Identify(250)898-7301 REWARD! Please help find my gold locket w/ initials DW & crest on opposite side. Shoppers Row or Jones Rd area. Great sentimental value. 250850-0771

TRAVEL

AL-ANON/ALATEEN - Concerned about someone’s drinking? Contact 1-8884ALANON (1-888-425-2666). www.al-anon.alateen.org

GETAWAYS

Call day or night. 250-338-8042

LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin,sleeps 6, BBQ. Spring Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Ok. Rick 604-306-0891

HELP WANTED

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

FULL TIME TICKETED HEAVY-DUTY MECHANIC

TENDERS

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

EXTERIOR PAINTING School District 71 (Comox Valley) seeks an expression of Interest for School Exterior Painting of Aspen Park Elementary and Queneesh Elementary. The services required are described in Tender 2013-001-055 and are available from Carol Snead (carol.snead@sd71.bc.ca). Tender closes on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 LEGALS

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Peter & Patricia Crawford are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter,

That in accordance with The Warehouse Lien Act, there will be sold by Comox Moving and Storage, 1734 Ryan Rd. E, Comox, BC, at the Auction rooms of Auction House Vancouver Island, 1611 Hudson Rd, Comox, BC on the 19th

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Comox Valley & District BRANCH OF THE BC SPCA NOTICE OF A.G.M 2012 Saturday March 23, 2013 at 4 pm - 5 pm At: 1668 Ryan Road E. Comox, BC All active BCSPCA members are welcome to attend. Please RSVP tel 250-339-7722

Pat Cottingham’s 90th Birthday March 17th 2-4 PM

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of MARGERY BRODERSEN are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator at 204 – 655 Tyee Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V9A 6X5, on or before April 8, 2013, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. Debbie Louise Crookes, Administrator

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We are having a Drop in Tea for

Re: The estate of MARGERY BRODERSEN also known as M. BRODERSEN, deceased, formerly of #102 – 2187 Comox Avenue, Comox, British Columbia.

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

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ENGINEERED MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS Campbell River

Contact: Dylan Wood by fax: 250-286-9502 or by e-mail: DylanWood@t-mar.com

We are a full service facility with an engineering department, mechanical shop, fab/welding shop, machine shop, and parts department. Top union rates and benefits along with good safety habits make this a great place to work. The Successful candidate will have experience working on forestry / industrial mobile equipment including Grapple Yarders. This position requires working in the field the majority of time.

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Birthday Kay Thibodeau! “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” -Emily Dickinson Quality Foods Cake Winner for March 8, 2013

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INVITATION TO TENDER For TOWN OF COMOX GUTHRIE ROAD UPGRADES PHASE 3 SHAMROCK PLACE TO LINSHART ROAD CONTRACT 47237-C Sealed tenders will be received at the office of the Engineer, at 495 Sixth Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 6V4 until: 2:00 pm, LOCAL TIME, Thursday, March 21, 2013 This work generally consists of road resurfacing, drainage & lighting/electrical upgrading, and line painting on Guthrie Road from Shamrock Place to Linshart Road Tender documents will be available on March 7, 2013, at the office of the Engineer, for a non-refundable fee of $100.00 plus H.S.T. Documents will also be available for viewing at the Engineer's office. Tenders must be accompanied by a 10% bid bond in favour of the Town of Comox. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Town of Comox c/o McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. 495 - 6th Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 6V4 PH: 250-338-5495 FX: 250-338-7700 Attn: Mr. Matt Sanderson, AScT.

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Dogwood Dental is looking for a full or part time Registered

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Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:

Operations Planner Master Mechanic Ticketed Automotive Mechanic Heavy Duty Mechanic GIS Summer Student Detailed job postings can be viewed at

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REAL ESTATE CAREER INFORMATION SEMINAR. Ever wondered about being a realtor?? Come on down to 350â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17th Street Courtenay, B.C. Behind PetroCan Thursday,Mar.21st, 2013 7:00-8:30 P.M. Limited seating. RSVP 250-898-8790

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

NEWSPAPER

Sat. March 16 8am-noon

www.beaufortchildcare.ca at North Island College, in Courtenay, B.C. is seeking a

C.O.R.E. continues March 18, 19, 20 6:00pm-10 Two pieces of ID required. For info contact:

Program Supervisor 30-37 hrs/wk Start date ďŹ&#x201A;exible Must have ECE + 3 yrs exp. in ďŹ eld $18.55/hr to start (with ITE/SNE) Supervisory exp preferred Please send resume & cover letter to admin@beaufortchildcare.ca

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by Mar 11/2013, 5PM. CLEANER NEEDED for 2 mornings a week. Mon. & Thurs. 6:30am - 9:30am For more info call 250-334-3117 Landscape Maintenance Business requires a qualiďŹ ed contractor to provide services by Sub Contract. Liability Insurance and WCB coverage required. Reply to Drawer # 4523 C/O The Record 765 McPhee Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2Z7

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CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed Substitute Carrier Needed COURTENAY

RTE # 327 Turner Pl., Purrand Pl. & Back Rd. RTE # 350 Glen, Urqhart, 10 th St. E., View Pl. Back Rd. RTE # 338 Cotton, Cliffe, Topland & Norman RTE # 493 Crown Isle Dr. & Kensington Cres. RTE # 498 Royal Vista Way & Brittania Pl

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CASUAL PHARMACY ASSISTANT I St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Hospital is currently recruiting casual Pharmacy Assistant I. Responsible to the Director of Pharmacy and working under the direction of Pharmacists this position acts to assist the Pharmacist in technical and clerical functions by following explicit instructions in the area assigned (e.g. ambulatory medications, unit dose and controlled dosage packaging, manufacturing, ward stock and controlled drug distribution systems and night cupboard). Performs checks on specific functions performed by another technician. Matters relating to professional judgement must be referred to the pharmacist. Applicants must have Grade 12, successful completion of a recognized Pharmacy Assistant course plus one yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Please submit your resume to: Human Resource Services St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Hospital 2137 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 1P2 or Email: jobs@sjghcomox.ca Phone: (250) 339-1447 Fax: (250) 339-1515

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FULL OR Part time hair stylist needed for True Dimensions Hair Design. Drop off resume at 1935 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay

Fri. March 15 6:00pm-10:00pm

Non Restricted & restricted. C.O.R.E. Course starts:

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

PERSONNEL SUPPORT PROGRAMS 19 WING COMOX

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

HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Courtenay location. Guaranteed $11/ hour, 25% proďŹ t sharing, paid overtime, beneďŹ ts, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1-866472-4339 today for an interview.

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FITNESS AND SPORTS INSTRUCTOR

The Fitness and Sports Instructor instructs physical fitness training sessions and conducts physical fitness evaluations for apparently healthy populations. He/She instructs and advises military personnel in accordance with the Canadian Forces physical fitness program standards. He/She also performs lifeguard duties, inspects physical fitness equipment and initiates corrective action, as well as assists in the organization and delivery of local Wing and regional sports competitions and with administrative duties for fitness and evaluation programs. QualiďŹ cations: Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Sciences or a related field AND some years of experience in physical fitness evaluation and prescription or in a related field OR; College diploma or certificate in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Sciences, or a related field AND several years of experience in physical fitness evaluation and prescription or in a related field OR An acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience will also be considered AND Current CPR and Basic First Aid qualifications Current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certificate Current Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) qualification Canadian Forces EXPRES Test â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Incentive Level AND Successful completion of the Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Instructorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Course by the end of probation Successful Candidates will be prepared to commence employment as soon as possible. Eligible candidates should submit a resume clearly outlining their ability to fulfill all position requirements by mail to: NPF Human Resources Manager, 19 Wing Comox, PO Box 1000, Stn. Main, Lazo, B.C. V0R 2K0, or by fax at 250-339-8168, by e-mail to npfhrcomox@cfpsa.com. Applications must be received before 23:59 hrs Pacific Time on 18 March 2013. Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you have special needs and require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the NPF Human Resources Manager at that time.

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Comox Valley Law Firm. Seeking full-time conveyancer with minimum of ďŹ ve (5) years experience. Knowledge of econveyance and BC online ďŹ ling prerequisite. Wages will reďŹ&#x201A;ect experience. Please contact: Shirley Williamson email: shirley@allenlaw.ca Telephone : (250) 703-2583

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HAIRSTYLIST WANTED at Eden Street Salon and Day Spa. Are you looking for a place where you will be appreciated and you can ďŹ&#x201A;ourish? We are the right place with a mature business and strong leadership looking for you! Must have internal motivation to provide exceptional customer service and a great team player! Apply in person with resume to: 2701 Eden Street, Campbell River.

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Research and Planning Analyst Comox Valley Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualiďŹ cations and information on how to apply to posting #100497.

Instructor, Psychology Comox Valley Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualiďŹ cations and information on how to apply to posting #100498.

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Comox Valley Record Hours: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY Puntledge RV Campground Manager reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d for the Puntledge RV Campground. Must have managerial experience and Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma, accounting skills, computer skills, reliable, friendly, valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence, own truck and physically ďŹ t. Job description available & resumes accepted at: Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ăłmoks First Nation 3320 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P8 Email: info@comoxband.ca Fax: 250 339-7053 Closing Date: March 21, 2013 @ 2:00pm

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

COMOX - 1015 Vega Rd. by Kin Beach, Mar. 9 Sat. 8-4. Moving Sale Everything must go. Cheap cheap misc items, check it out. Rain or shine.

FINANCIAL SERVICES School District 71 (Comox Valley) 607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay B.C. V9N 7G5 WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR: SUMMER STUDENTS TO WORK IN THE GROUNDS DEPARTMENT For more details about this job opportunity and how to apply, please visit our website at sd71.bc.ca and click on jobs. Note that only complete application packages received through the makeafuture.ca website no later than 13:00 hrs on the closing date will be considered.

WHITE SPOT Restaurant at 2299 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2L5 is looking for two F/T, Pmt Food & Beverage Servers. Wage: $10.25/hr. Duties include: F & B servers request orders and serve food and beverages to guests, check on guest satisfaction and handle the payment and complaints/concerns of customers. Email resume: unit618@whitespot.ca or fax: 250-338-8304.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD BILLY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Pub requires a F/T prep cook/dishwasher & P/T server. Experience is necessary. Please apply in person during non-peak periods.

WORK WANTED MASTER PLUMBER 30 plus years. JACK OF ALL TRADES have Built/Reno both personal homes. Big or small jobs. Call Ken at 250-650-4838.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY 250-650-1333 SKILLED carpenter. Licensed & certiďŹ ed. Free estimates, Call Doug www.suncrestholdings.ca CERTIFIED CARPENTER. Kitchen, bathrooms, decks, ďŹ&#x201A;ooring. All your renovation needs. Emery, 250-218-0734.

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

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GARAGE SALES

COMOX COMMUNITY CENTRE SUNDAY, MARCH 17 9am-12noon AUCTIONS

ON SITE ESTATE FARM AUCTION SATURDAY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MARCH 9TH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 :00A.M. 3764 MINTO ROAD - CUMBERLAND KAWASAKI 650 ATV (69 HOURS) . HONDA GENERATOR GX390 (NEW) . MILLER 210 AL. WELDER . LINCOLN 225 ARC. WELDER . BOSCH SHAPER . RIDGID 12 INCH SLIDING COMPOUND SAW (NEW) . RIDGID 13 INCH THICKNESS PLANER (NEW) . RIDGID 6 INCH PLANER . BOSCH 4000 TEN INCH TABLE SAW & STAND . HONDA GX200 POWER WASHER (NEW) . SITE-SAFE TOOL BOX 66X24 INCH . BIZERBA COM. MEAT SLICER . 10 INCH R.A. SAW . HUSKY PRO. COMPRESSOR & OTHERS . STIHL MS 289 CHAINSAW (AS NEW) . OXYGEN & ACYT. TORCH SET . 5 NEW GARDEN SEEDERS . HUSQVARNA GTH2548 RIDE-ON-MOWER (127 HOURS) 48 INCH CUT . G13 ORGANIC SPRAYER . NUMEROUS POWER TOOLS. GOLDONI DIESEL WALK BEHIND TRACTOR PLUS 10 ATTACHMENTS . QUAD TRAILER . LGE. AMT. GREENHOUSE DRIP LINE . HONEY SEPARATORS & NUMEROUS HIVES (APPROX. 30) . STAINLESS SAUSAGE STUFFER . HD. JACKS . MOWERS & GARDEN TOOLS . BUCKEYE BED SHAPER . 250 LINCOLN WELDER . QUALITY APPLE PRESS . 1000 GAL. WATER TANK ON DUAL AXLE TRAILER . 8FT. NELSON DINGY . FENCE POSTS . 10FT. DUMP TRAILER . DUAL WATER TANK ON TRAILER . NUMEROUS AL. LADDERS . 7 AL. WALKWAYS & 5 SETS SCAFFOLDING . AL. & S.S. SHEETS . ROOFING . S.S. TABLES . ž & 3/8 GIS PLYWOOD (APPROX. 40) . SHEETS OF GLASS & WINDOWS . CAST IRON SLIPPER TUB . GRAY BRICK. PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE

SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS & DELETIONS 10% BUYERS PREMIUM IN EFFECT PAYMENT : CASH OR APPROVED CHEQUE VIEWING : SAT. MARCH 9TH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9A.M. TO SALE TIME SALE CONDUCTED BY DAVE STEVENS 250-336-8344 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cvas4@shaw.ca

Courtenay - 960sq.ft. modular home on own land. 0.11 acre. Partly fenced yard w/sm. carport. Forced air electric heat,. Vaulted ceiling living room w/lg. windows, new carpet, 4 appls. $149,900 250-334-3960

JEWELS, FURS

GOLDSMITH Custom Designed & Handcrafted Jewellery. Full repair service. Ring sizing while you wait. Engraving Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fashions SIMPLY TIMELESS. 379 4th Street, Courtenay. 250-871-0606

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SPRING TIME Specials for Painting and Drywall Repairs. Painting of walls to 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; room 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; foot ceiling,$ 195.00. Includes 2 coats of Cloverdale paint to walls. Taxes included in price. Drywall patch 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to wall. $145.00, drywall installed, tape, ďŹ lled, sanded, primed ready for paint. All work guaranteed, no mess to clean up during or after job is complete. Book your free estimate for your painting and drywall repairs. Free quotes to restoration companies, for seal coats, drywall repairs, texture repairs, painting repairs, power washing. Helping people and restoration companies to take care of their homes and businesses with drywall repairs and painting repairs since 1994 Ltd. Call Jason at 250-797-5067 for FREE estimates or e-mail: jdhpainting@telus.net Thank You

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

MEDICAL SUPPLIES SUNBURST MEDICAL large persons walker, with seat and basket. Very good condition. $140. Call (250)331-4203.

CAMPBELL RIVER Beautiful 1765sq ft. 3 bd/2 bth bungalow on cul-de-sac. Large entrance, fam. rm. sun rm, open liv/din rm, 3/4â&#x20AC;? oak ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, nicely landscaped, enclosed backyard, covered patio, sideyard RV parking with hookups, HEAT PUMP, 5 appls. $282,000.00. 250-923-7010

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

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).

VIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

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.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS UNDER $200 7 YEAR. Electric range stove 30â&#x20AC;? Like new Off white. $125.00 call 250-339-5708

GREAT LOCATION in Comox only $280,000. Attractive 3 bdrm, 2 bath home at 645 Torrence Rd, on large 7,405 Sq Ft Lot with private fenced back yard. Single car garage, RV or Boat parking. Wired workshop or ofďŹ ce separate entrance. Close to schools and 19 Wing. Incl 6 appliances in VG condition. NO Agents. Call to view 250-339-1117.

UNDER $300 WASHER & DRYER Kenmore. Good condition. $275 for the pair. 338-9994

UNDER $499

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

yards, Call

FERTILIZERS OLD COW manure. Limited Spring supply. Loading daily. Call 250-650-3633.

FUEL/FIREWOOD #250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. All Fir available. *FIREWOOD FOR SALE* Full cords cut/split & delivered. Discounts on 2 or more cords. Order yours today! Call 250336-8731. FIREWOOD SHORTS. Gravel truck loads. 3-4 cords $250.00 call 250-338-7799 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE

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

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PRICE REDUCED! 2009 Wildwood 27 RLSSLE Northwest Package. Showroom condition, slide out, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; shed, fenced yard, custom skirting. Privacy site at Shelter Bay RV Resort, stay here or relocate. Asking $17,500 Call 250286-3343.

TOWNHOUSES

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

SCOOTER: 3 wheel Electric Scooter, includes canopy. $500 OBO (250)339-5530

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

$179,500. Spacious 1110sq ft, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, top ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 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 2000sq.ft. MANUFACTURED home, dry walled throughout, on permanent foundation w/ 4ft. crawlspace. .95 acre level lot, short walk to beach or 5 min. drive to Kin Beach Park. Fruit trees, mature landscaping, garage, woodshed and herb garden. 3 bdr. 2 bath., on-suite has 3 piece w/ walk-in closet. 2nd is 4 piece w/ deep tub. Mudroom, lg. laundry storage room, open kitchen w/ maple cabinets, dining/sitting areas + eat at counter. Lg. family room w/ sliding glass door onto lg. covered deck and private hot tub. Cable to all bedrooms + 2 in family room. Woodstove provides cheap heat. 1500 sq. ft. dream shop, wired 220/110 plumbed with sink + tap, gas heat, 2 13ft. over height bays, ofďŹ ce area + upstairs storage area. Option to buy 2 ton electric hoist on 12 ft. I beams. 16x50 ft. cement pad for possible shop expansion. Moving must sell, price reduced to $299,900 for quick sale. Ph. (250)8901071 for appointment to view. AMAZING GLACIER VIEW 2427 Lomond Place, East Courtenay. 2870 sqft, level entry walk out, 3bdrm, 3 bath. To see http://sandy tonnellier.blogspot.com Call 250-871-4826 PORT MCNEILL: Small 2 bdrm, 1 bath home on easy care lot, partial ocean view. New ďŹ&#x201A;ooring and roof. Possible rent to own for qualiďŹ ed buyer. $135,000. Call 250902-9582 or 250-956-2388. COMOX MARINA waterfront condo- 1550sq ft, lrg decks, 2 bdrm, 2 bath. $449,000. (250)339-0761.

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MUST SEE: 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 Bath, sep. ofďŹ ce 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 & renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, infra-red sauna in garage. $349,000.00 If interested call:250-594-5654

HOUSES FOR SALE

QUALITY 55+ patio home at Village Green, Courtenay. Covered parking with storage, 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths, Kitchen/eating area. Private patio/ am sun. Large LR with dining area. New paint throughout, new HW ďŹ&#x201A;oors main areas. Immaculate. Immed. possession. $220,000. 250-338-8260

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, 250-218-5263.

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SUBSTANTIALLY RENOVATED 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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

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.

HOMES WANTED

Apartmentsâ&#x20AC;˘Condosâ&#x20AC;˘Suites

GUEST HOUSE wanted to rent. Prefer wood stove, fridge,space for an easel to paint. Call Karen 334-2592

2325 B VALLEYVIEW DR. 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 appls, $850/mth Inc utilities Avail. Immd.

SENIOR COUPLE wish to downsize to a newer or upgraded 2 bdrm single story with large garage. To purchase or rent. No realtors please. Call (250)703-2185 or (250)339-6500.

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS COMOX, FULLY renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Mobile on itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own pie shape lot, quiet crescent, close to all amens. Open House, 2108 Pemberton Place, Sat & Sun, 1pm-3pm. (250)897-2201.

301-4685 ALDERWOOD 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 5 appls $975/mth Avail. Immed. 205-130 Back Rdoad 2 bed, 1 bath, N/P, N/S, 5 appls. $775/mth Avail. Apr. 1 206-1130 Willemar 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 2 appls. $675/mth Avail. Mar 15 1 MONTH FREE. Large 2 BDRM. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! $750/mo. Call 250-334-4646. COURTENAY, 1 bdrm upper suite. Available April 1st. $675 mo utils inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Coin laundry, 2121 Piercy Ave. Call (250)702-1096. MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800.

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

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.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent. Prime location in Comox. 1200 sqft, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ofďŹ ce space. $1200+HST per month. Contact James at 250-3392261. PROFESSIONAL, open concept ofďŹ ce spaces, modern furnishings/decor. Personal desk station(s), shared boardroom w/projection system & shared kitchen area. 1 to 5 spaces available. For more info, email: contact@ecodynamics.ca. SHOP/WAREHOUSE space. Cousins Rd. 1200 sqft. 3 phase power. High ceilings. OfďŹ ce Area. I-2 Zoning. Available Now! 250-703-1644, 250-338-7476 evs. TRENDY TIN Town location, 1500 sq ft suitable for art or dance studio, warehouse/retail or ofďŹ ces. High ceiling & bay door. Back yard space avail. Call 250-897-0950 (days) 250703-0400 (eve)

COTTAGES SEA FLAME Beach Resort, (Qualicum Bay). 2 bdrm Cabins, $650 per week or $800 per mo. Log House w/ 3 bdrms & loft, $1350 a week or $1500 per mo. All fully furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d w/ kitch & bathrooms. Towels & linens are provided. 250-757-8411.

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250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm & den, 1 bath, F & S, carport, partially fenced, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed.$1,100/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 COURTENAY RANCHER 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, garage, N/S, small pet neg. Avail. Immed - $975/mth

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2-147 Stewart St 3 bed, 1.5 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 appls, $1050/mth Avail. Immed. Cumberland Rd. 3 bed, 2.5 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 appls. $1295/mth Avail. Immed. 3347 Royston Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls $975/mth Avail Apr 1 2010 Partridge Pl 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 5 appls $1500/mth Avail Mar 15 545 Monarch Dr. 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 5 appls. $1400/mth Avail. Apr. 1 1490A 15th St. 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appls. $725/mth Avail. Apr. 1

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PARK PLACE

BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

250-334-3078

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR

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

Call 250-334-9717

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay

RYAN COURT

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.

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay Clean and modern 1 bedroom available now. Cat okay with pet deposit. Lease required. Rent $625/month.

Call 250-338-7449

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

CONDOS www.advancedpm.ca 250-338-2472

CONDOS / SUITES / APARTMENTS 576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS Comox 2 BDRM, rancher style duplex in quiet area. F/S, D/W,W/D, garage. Great place with large kitchen, bath & storage throughout home $1150 3 BDRM, rancher style upstairs duplex. 5 appls, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors good area of Comox - $1200 COURTENAY 3 BDRM,rancher duplex on Urquhart. Large open concept with F/S, W/D and laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors. 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

HOMES FOR RENT

ARBOUR GLEN

2 bdrm ground level suite;4 appl. & ideally located in walking distance to schools, shopping & amenities; perfect for quiet individual or couple! N/S & N/P; $750/mo; avail.Apr. 1

KENDAL AVE. SUITE

Beautiful suite in new Cumberland subdivision features 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appl., beautiful kitchen cabinetry ; like new; ideal for single person or couple; $650/mo;N/S; N/P; avail. Apr. 1

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.

BLACK CREEK, 2 bdrm suite, 4 appls. N/P, Hydro incld, Refs $750/mo w/1yr lease $800 w/ 6 mo. lease 337-5310

TOWNHOUSES / DUPLEXES

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

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

COURTENAY BRIGHT 2 bdrm home. NS/NP. $1100. Avail Apr 1. (250)941-4481.

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

WANTED TO RENT Small House lg yard needed ASAP. Semi rural, outbuildings parking. $800 250-334-8405

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

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

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

Available deluxe 2 bedroom suite in a quiet well maintained building. Rent includes full size stove, fridge, washer/dryer, carpet and blinds. Nice feature: large open concept. No pets. 2 Rental references and Security Deposit required.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

To View, Call 250-338-7533

ST. BRELADES

RUTHERFORD MANOR

146 Back Road, Courtenay

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

FEATURES: Fridge/stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Quiet, clean building. Pet friendly. 2 & 3 bed condos. Ideal location, walking distance to SuperStore and NIC.

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

ULVERSTON MANOR 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.

CYPRESS ARMS

PACIFIC COURT

1560-13th Street, Courtenay Attractive 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enjoy new appliances, flooring and bathroom fittings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit. Call 250-334-9717

COUSINS ROAD DUPLEX

PINE PLACE TOWNHOMES

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

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COURTENAY-1 bdrm, share kitchen, bath, female only. Pet neg Avail Apr 1 250-897-8405

PRIVATE BEDROOM with mostly private bathroom for rent as of April 1. Comes completely furnished, with wifi and large yard ready for gardening, if desired. $450 per month hydro included. Non smoker only please. Contact me at tessatune@zoho.com

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.

Courtenay Room for rent. Incl. some utilities. $350 for details phone (250)703-2038 Roommate in 2-bed rm apartment nr. down town Courtney. Female only, must be clean, N/S, N/P. Share utilities, $360/mo. 250-871-0300

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ROYSTON, BRAND new detached carriage house, upper level, located in Eagle View Estate’s, 850 sq ft, 2 bdrms, gas F/P, priv deck, $1300 mo incls hydro and all appls. Must have ref’s, N/S, N/P, no parties, April. 1. (250)400-2964.

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COMPLETE CAMPER UNIT with boat & truck, all in mint condition - very clean! Must see, ready to go. $9500. obo. For more info - (250)338 8060. coast.1590@shaw.ca

Property Management East Courtenay Apartments 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F&S, N/S, Pets Neg. $825/mo Available immediately. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F&S, N/S, pets neg., $750/mo, Available immediately. Call Randy Devine 250-334-9900

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.

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 or David @ 250338-0267.

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.

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.

EDGEWATER 355 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM top floor — river view. Fully renovated and very attractive suite. Excellent location just two blocks from downtown. Quiet, adult building. Well maintained. Security entry. Reasonable rent. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, and 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed & Apr. 1 rents from $900/mth. BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, patio, new flooring res. pkg. N/S. cat ok. Avail. Immed. $695/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 - $1,000/mth CLOSE TO CTNY AIRPARK lovely spacious 3 level 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath townhouse , 5 appls., garage, pet neg. w/ref. Avail Immed. $1,100/mth COMOX DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath on cul-de-sac, 5 appls, carport, fenced yrd w/shed, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Immed $1,100/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, storage, res. pkg, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Apr. 1 $650/mth FULLY FURNISHED condo at Trumpeter’s Landing, 1 bdrm & den, 1 bath, 5 appls, balcony, underground pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $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. Immed. - $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. Immed. - $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 TRUMPETER RIDGE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Apr. 1 $900/mth MAPLEWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, updated unit, N/S, No pets. Avail. Apr. 1 $650/mth LORELEI APTS 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, N/S, No pets. Avail. Apr. 1 $650/mth 2-BDRM TOWNHOUSE. 5 appls, patio. N/P or partiers. Lake Trail area. $750 mo. 250334-4724 or 250-650-4724. 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.

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1992 Crown Victoria 123,000 miles, unsurpassed for comfort, safety and reliability. Asking $1800. Please call 250-331-0361 1997 CHRYSLER Intrepid. New brakes, tires. 230,000 miles. $2000.00. 250-8909409 or e-mail fsjsand@hotmail.com

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR RENT

2007 23’ WILDWOOD LE travel trailer. Northwest package, like new, sleeps 6, lots of storage. $15,000. obo. Call (250)339-9825, (250)702-6883

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2000 FORD MUSTANG GT. Special Edition. 11,000km. Fully loaded. Immaculate. Never driven in rain. $17,000. 250-923-3431 or 250-2021340 98,000 KMS. Ford Explorer XLS. 4 Doors + Extras. $7100. Call 250-287-2009.

TRUCKS & VANS

Every Friday our Comox Valley Homes section delivers the latest property listings to your door. Find everything from open house listings to new homes.

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 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 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.

SPORTS & IMPORTS

1992 NISSAN Stanza LE. Power breaks, steering, windows. New breaks. Complete tune up. Good tires. $2400 O.B.O. 250-204-6411.

MOTORCYCLES 2003 GOLDKEY HARLEY DAVIDSON FATBOY. Black and silver. 14,000km. $85,000 in receipts. $25,000. 250-9233431 or 250-202-1340

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

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

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 MARINE ACCESSORIES 2012 NISSAN motor 9.8 electric start, long shaft with prop guard. Brand new never used. Paid $3100, offers obo. (250)339-0692

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

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COMOX VALLEY WORSHIP DIRECTORY THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Church of Our Lord Holy Communion 10:00 am each Sunday

Comox Valley Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC All Welcome Tel: 250-941-0332

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

An Affirming Ministry

Comox Avenue at 250 Beach Dr.

www.centralchurchefc.com

Hearing Assistance

www.comoxunitedchurch.com | 250-339-3966

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

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

250-890-9262

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

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

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Sunday Celebration

Real People

living hope

Doing Real Life Seeking Real Change

Becoming a People Prepared

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

250.334.9777 livinghope@shaw.ca www.livinghopeonline.ca

RESONATE SO BAPTIST CHURCH “Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things” 10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

Val 250-338-7727 (office)

St. George’s 6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Comox Community Baptist Church

Courtenay

Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

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

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M.

Nursery -Grade 7

Pastor Rev. Clark Gietz

Minister: Peggy Jensen

Everyone Welcome.

250-334-4961

Faith Family Friends

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

Sundays 10 am Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

Rev. Maggie Enwright Full Wheelchair Access

@ 10:30 am

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

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

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

www.coolcomox.ca Anglican Church in North America

Bay Community Church

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH 1st Street & Penrith

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program at 11 am

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

LUTHERAN

PRESBYTERIAN

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN 725 Aspen Rd., Comox

2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

Service 10:30am Sunday, March 10

“A place for you: John 14:2

Guest Speaker: Rev. Dave Stuart

10 am Sunday Worship

Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

Full Wheelchair Access

1250 Anderton Road, Comox

250-703-1652

250-339-0224

Come Land Here Reasonable Rates!

250-338-5811 Morning Service 11am Evening Service 7pm Friday Night Fellowship 7pm

Followed by a Potluck Lunch

Free Ukelele Lessons

Minister, Rev. Ted Hicks

Come where you will feel welcomed and received, stop trying to handle your cares alone, let us help, we care.

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

Everyone Welcome

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-400-7800

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. 250-338-1312

We Have AFFORDABLE Advertising for Your Organization

10:30 am

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry” 2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

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JOIN US IN WORSHIP

St. Peter

9:15 am Contemporary Service

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

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

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2963 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay (across from Arden Elementary) 250-334-3432 www.courtenaybaptist.com

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

St. John the Divine Rev. Fr. Anthony, Rector 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay

SUNDAY 8:30 am & 10 am Holy Eucharist Sunday School 10 am WEDNESDAY 10 am Holy Eucharist 250-334-4331 http:/stjohnthedivinecourtenay.bc.anglican.ca

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