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Legendary songwriter, singer and actor Kris Kristofferson is the latest headliner announced by MusicFest. page B1

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FEDERAL FUNDING ANNOUNCED by MP John Duncan (far right) is applauded by (left to right) Joe Stanhope of the Union of BC Municipalities, CVRD chair Edwin Grieve, CVRD Area A director Bruce Jolliffe and Mayor Leslie Baird of Cumberland. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

Funding big step for sewer project Scott Stanfield Record Staff

THE MUSICAL RIDE, most recently in the Comox Valley in 2009, returns in August. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Ride returning Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Thirty-two red-coated, broad brimmed hatwearing Mounties will perform their very best choreographed drills on horseback this summer,

as the RCMP Musical Ride is returning to the Comox Valley. “They are an inspiration for our riders ... we are absolutely thrilled,” said Barb Haffner, assistant program director for ... see RIDE ■ A2

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The federal government is contributing $17 million towards a sewer project in the southern reaches of the Valley — a joint initiative between the Comox Valley Regional District, Village of Cumberland and K’ómoks First Nation. The project will be completed in stages, the first of which will cost $42 million. A collection system will be constructed for the core areas of Royston and Union Bay, and a conveyance system will bring Cumberland’s wastewater to a new treatment plant. These measures will address fail-

ing septic systems and help protect waterways surrounding Baynes Sound. “I think we all recognize there’s been a long-standing issue with the protection of Baynes Sound,” Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan said at a Wednesday announcement in Royston. “This is great news obviously for the entire Comox Valley. This has been a priority project for a long time.” “It’s a great start for the improvement of the water quality of the Trent River and Baynes Sound, and protection for the greatest shellfish growing area on the west coast of Canada,” CVRD chair Edwin Grieve said.

The $17-million federal portion includes $15 million in gas tax funds from the Union of BC Municipalities program for capital projects and $2 million from the CVRD’s annual gas tax fund allocation. The regional district will finance the remainder of the initial phase by borrowing about $25 million through the Municipal Finance Authority. Property owners will bear some of the sewer system cost. Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird said the project will support the future of the Village, where projected residential, commercial and industrial growth is “momentous.

“Without this quality of wastewater treatment, this growth would not be sustainable for the environment,” she said. Location of the treatment plant is still to be determined. “This has been in the air for over a decade,” said Area A director Bruce Jolliffe, noting the efforts of the Valley as a whole to ensure Baynes Sound is properly protected. Stage two of the project involves building pump stations and local collection systems at various locations in Area A (Baynes SoundDenman/Hornby Islands), and adding residential areas into the system.

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the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society, whose stable will host the horses and riders. “Everyone loves the horses and the connection.” She noted many of her riders — despite their disabilities — are very strong riders, and are aiming to strive to competitive levels. The ride was last in the Valley in 2009, and is scheduled this year for two evening performances on Aug. 13 and 14 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. Const. Nicole Hall of the Comox Valley RCMP said the Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North West Mounted Police to display their riding ability and entertain the local community. For more information e-mail cvtrs@telus. net.

Record Staff A Comox man sentenced to four months in jail for participating in the 2011 Stanley Cup riots has been charged with breaching his court-imposed conditions. Timothy Lau, 22, was charged with four counts of mischief to property over $5,000, two counts of mischief, two counts of break and enter and commit indictable office and one count of taking part in a riot. He also faces an unrelated breach for a previous incident in Ucluelet. As Lau pleaded guilty to the most serious charge, his other charges were stayed. According to media reports, the Vancou-

THE VANCOUVER POLICE allege 11 convicted Stanley Cup rioters, including Timothy Lau of Comox (pictured) violated conditions of their release. FILE PHOTO ver police allege 11 people are ignoring conditions. No one has been

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Sites revealed for hospital location Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Prep work for the new $334-million, 153-bed regional hospital on 11 acres between North Island College and Queneesh Elementary has begun. The controversial site was the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s second choice of hospital locations. The preferred locale was across the street, behind car dealerships and Costco on the north side of Ryan Road down to Anderton. This site, however, was lost because of Department of National Defence regulations. It fell within an area about four kilometres in radius around CFB Comox and the airport that restricts the height of structures to fewer than nine metres. Choice No. 6 at Crown Isle and Anderton was also nixed due to DND concerns. The third choice was at Cumberland and Arden roads, No. 4 four was a property southwest of the college in the Ryan Road area, and No. 5 was on Trilogy property near Grant and Small roads. VIHA considered 22 possible hospital locations in Cumberland, Courtenay and Comox before shortlisting to five sites, determined by a set of 16 criteria. These included proximity to the entire North Island population, access to transportation and transit routes, financial considerations, alignment of regional plans, magnitude of price and servicing, and helicopter accessibility. Criteria was equally valued to begin with, VIHA said. The final decision for the hospital’s location was based on detailed assessments including geotechnical surveys and a closer

analysis of servicing infrastructure. The new regional facility is part of a two-hospital project that includes a new hospital in Campbell River. Former Cumberland mayor Fred Bates, a former chair of the regional hospital board, has criticized the site selection process due to traffic and other concerns. He suggests the Cumberland side of the river is more suitable from a patient’s standpoint. Bates has also suggested “political expedience” has been a factor. As for the set of 16 criteria, he feels the matrix is an arbitrary list not based on patient care. He said former VIHA president/CEO Howard Waldner and the chair at the time were “absolutely certain it should be on the highway and it should be one hospital. “Somebody changed his (Waldner) mind. That was my concern at the time. I said I would support whatever you do, as long as it’s

THE MAP SHOWS the top five sites considered for the new Comox Valley hospital before the choice was made to build at location No. 2. The matrix at bottom lists all sites as ranked using 16 criteria. The most positive ranking is 5, while 1 is the least positive. done for patient care and not politics,” Bates said. “Clearly, politics got on board, because the solution we’re getting is not for the

best patient care. Obviously a group of people or peoples split the difference. They got their hospital in Campbell River, which was an NDP

MLA, so we don’t even have Opposition complaining.” More than 1,000 trees will be planted at the hospital site before the project is

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Boat still drifting in river Scott Stanfield Record Staff

It may be an eyesore that appears to be polluting the Courtenay River, but the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is not in a position to remove a derelict boat from the water near the Courtenay Airpark. DFO said the boat — which had been tied to a dock near the 17th Street Bridge — has not been discharging significant amounts of fuel or oil into the water. Under the Canada Shipping Act, DFO may remove a vessel from the marine environment only if it has or is likely to discharge a pollutant “that the owner is unable or unwilling to address, and only when the removal of the vessel is considered the best option. “Under Canada’s Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response Regime, the polluter is responsible for addressing any pollution they have caused.” A man had apparently been living in the boat, which has drifted about 150 yards downriver adjacent to the Courtenay slough. The dock is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation. Unless the boat is tied to the bridge, it no longer falls under MOT jurisdiction. reporter@ comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Fire training, hall assisted Federal funding announced Tuesday will help to renovate the fire rescue training facility in Black Creek and upgrade the Merville Community Hall. A total of $23,300 will support renovations to the fire rescue training facility, said MP John Duncan, who made both announcements. The money is coming from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). “The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund will benefit Canadian families and communities immediately, helping to support job creation, boosting economic activity, as well as creating safe and accessible community infrastructure facilities for years to come.” The funding will enhance the services provided by the training facility and will create jobs. The Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue Association will purchase and install new doors, windows, insulation and locks. They will also paint the structure, and upgrade the plumbing, wiring and culverts. “Without the many hours of volunteer time and support of the

MP JOHN DUNCAN (left) is thanked by Craig Freeman of the Merville Community Association. Comox Valley Regional District we would not be have the training structure that so many have worked so hard to develop,” said Fire Chief Niels Holbek. “The members of Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue very much welcome the opportunity to complete the interior of the facility and expand its training capabilities so that it can be put to full use in the training of

emergency response personnel.” ••• Upgrades to the Merville Community Hall will be helped with $13,230 from the CIIF. “The Merville Hall is a valuable community resource and by making these kinds of investments to local infrastructure, we are helping boost economic activity and maintaining a high quality of

life for local residents and all Canadians,” Duncan said. With the funding, the Merville Community Association will install a new heating system, including the installation of a new gas line, gas furnace, thermostat with control wiring, and condensate pump. Necessary modifications will also be made to the ductwork. “We are delighted to be receiving assistance from the Government of Canada to upgrade the wheezing and sputtering heating system of the big yellow Merville Hall,” said MCA president Craig Freeman. “With this and other recent renovations, our hall is it is beginning to attract more users and consequently, to regain its place as a community hub for Merville.” — Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Budget aids agriculture body Agriculture industry gets carbon tax exemption Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The pre-election budget tabled by the B.C. Liberals includes a strengthening for the Agricultural Land Commission and some exemption for carbon tax for the agriculture industry — a move applauded by Comox Valley MLA Don McRae. This year, the ALC will receive nearly $3 million in operating funding. “That’s a pretty substantial increase which will allow them to do the work more efficiently,” McRae said in an interview. “Pieces that affect places like the Comox Valley, it allows them to work more closely with local governments. It will also give them some extra resources for compliance and enforcement activities if people are abusing their ALR land.” The money will also help the organization become more efficient and update its databases. The ALC is a Crown agency that aims to preserve agricultural land and enable farm business in B.C. It has authority over the Agricultural Land Reserve, a zone in which agriculture is recognized as

the priority use. Farming is encouraged and non-agricultural uses are controlled. The ALR covers about 4.7 million hectares. It includes private and public lands that may be farmed, forested or vacant. Some ALR blocks cover thousands of hectares while others are small pockets. “I think people are recognizing that B.C. wants to be as food selfsufficient as possible,” McRae said. “Making sure we preserve our farmland is ensuring we can grow our food in good areas, for British Columbians and for export.” He notes the hundreds of registered farms from Fanny Bay to Oyster River, as well as local agri-tourism activity and the farmers market. “In the Comox Valley, I believe we grow 185 of the 220 products in British Columbia,” McRae said. “We are incredibly diverse and strong...People aspire

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RELAY FOR LIFE is about celebrating cancer survivors, remembering those lost and fighting back against the disease.

Relay gets new dates Renee Andor Record Staff

The Comox Valley Relay For Life has a new date and will feature more fun nighttime activities. The annual event is a chance to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones who lost their battle with the disease and fight back against it by fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society. Normally held in late June, Relay will be at an earlier date this year, on June 8 and 9 at the Vanier Track. Local organizer Patti Mertz says Mark R. Isfeld Seconday School is the reason for the date change. “We have so many teams that participate from Mark Isfeld high school and the later date starts to interfere with their final exams,” explains Mertz. “It’s almost Mark Isfeld’s dry grad, it’s something that almost every student in the graduating class participates in, and last year we had 17 teams from the school.” Mertz also notes a committee is busy thinking up fun activities to make the night go by quickly for this year’s Relay For Life. “We’ll probably do a newspaper fashion show,” she says as an example. “We did this a couple of years ago in Campbell River and it was great. We had a Godzilla and a geisha girl — and we just give each team a whole bunch of newspaper and some masking tape, and we give them half-an-hour to create their best costume.” She adds contest prizes are mainly bragging rights, but winners will likely receive a small plaque. Zumba and hula hooping classes are a couple of other possible activities. Mertz says the event is always a huge success in the Comox Val-

ley. “It is so inspiring to see the passion that the people of the Comox Valley have for Relay for Life,” says Mertz. “In some ways it’s tragic to see how virtually everyone has been touched by cancer and we have lost some wonderful people in the community, but at the same time, this event also celebrates all the people in our community that have survived cancer and it also symbolizes our commitment to keep fighting against cancer

— and so it really does seem like the people in the Valley embrace Relay For Life in ways that you just don’t see in other communities across Canada and around the world.” The Comox Valley’s relay was the fourth largest in the B.C./Yukon division in terms of the number of participating teams. Seventy teams signed up last year, which was a jump up from 63 the previous year. Mertz says organizers would like to reach 70 teams again this year.

The owners of a 10-acre property between Ulverston Avenue and Carlisle Lane in Cumberland, formerly the Jaro Nursery site, have applied for rezoning to build 33 residential lots, with the ability to add secondary suites and carriage houses. The proposal meets various goals of the Regional Growth Strategy, such as avoiding sprawl and directing growth into existing settlement areas, a staff report says. The applicant proposes to contribute $2,500 per lot for a total of $82,500 towards Village Park upgrades. The owner and agent held a neighbourhood meeting in January 2012. Coun. Kate Greening feels the application still needs to go to the people. Senior planner Judith

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Compliance nearing coal application Renee Andor Record Staff

Compliance Coal Corporation is expected to submit an application for an environmental assessment certificate to the Province’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) sometime this month. While still listed in the pre-application phase of the process on the EAO website, a letter from Shelley Murphy, EAO’s environmental assessment lead for the proposed Raven Underground Coal Mine project, notes Compliance Coal plans to submit an application in March. The letter was addressed to the City of Courtenay, and came up at this week’s coun-

cil meeting as councillors had approved a resolution opposing further processing of the application until the Province conducts independent studies on the possible impacts of a mine on surrounding aquifers and the health of Baynes Sound. It also called for the federal Minister of Environment to refer the environmental assessment to an independent review panel with public hearings. Comox, Cumberland and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) also passed similar resolutions. Murphy’s letter indicates the Application Information Requirements (AIR) were developed with input from the CVRD, First

Nations and the public. It also says the CVRD was a member of a working group, which was consulted before the EAO determined that the “language in the AIR would provide sufficient information to adequately assess potential effects on groundwater and the marine environment at Baynes Sound.” She adds the EAO will determine if Compliance Coal has “satisfied all the requirements established in the AIR. If those requirements are met, the application would then be accepted for formal review, Murphy finished in her letter to Courtenay. Coun. Ronna-Rae

Comox discusses carbon Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Looking for projects close to home is what Comox council is suggesting might be the optimum way to achieve carbon neutrality. The recommendation was brought forth Wednesday at the Town’s committee of the whole meeting; as a signatory to the province’s Climate Action Charter, the town reports on its corporate greenhouse gases output with the goal to achieve carbon neutrality. In his report to council, Don Jacquest, director of finance, said Comox needs to offset 607 tonnes of greenhouse gases. The markets for carbon offsets are new offer a wide variety of projects, he added. He included some examples of offsets in his report, such as those selling for $1.50 per tonne (micro hydro energy in India) to those at $25 per tonne (Pacific Carbon Trust). He asked council for guidance on what it would like to achieve when shopping for offsets. Coun. Tom Grant said he would prefer to purchase lower-costing offsets, and use the remaining funds for projects in Comox. Coun. Ken Grant agreed, and asked if there was a local project to reduce the carbon offsets significantly. “The vase majority of (calculating carbon offsets from) greenhouse gases comes from our diesel and gasoline

purchases, so it’s coming out of the fleet,” explained Jacquest. “Really, if we want to achieve massive changes to our carbon footprint it has to be through the fleet.” Tom Grant inquired if hydro usage would could count for reducing the carbon footprint, but Jacquest said it counts for “a tiny, tiny fraction ... It’s a few hundred dollars worth of offsets.” Richard Kanigan,

the Town’s chief administrative officer, said there are possibilities to reinvest the funds locally. “I think it would be a great idea to reinvest whatever money we save from purchasing carbon offsets within the Town fleet or building and vehicles first. As the offset program develops, maybe there’s other options. “We can look at our buildings.”

expressed disappointment, and pointed out that while the CVRD is referenced as being one of the groups that provided input, the CVRD also passed a resolution calling for more environmental studies. Coun. Bill Anglin said municipalities can provide input but the decision is up to the Province. He also pointed out the application requirements have not been met yet. “This is part of a process…They haven’t decided, so they could very well get to that process and say OK they haven’t met the requirement and they can change it,” he said. Coun. Jon Ambler said council had the responsibility to voice the concerns of Courtenay’s citizens. “We’ve put them on notice that we have concerns about this,” said Ambler. “This isn’t something that we kind of go, ‘Yeah,

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FOURTEEN ENERGETIC TEAMS rode stationary bikes at the Comox Community Centre for more than 9,300 kilometres and raised $12,000 for Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program.

Spinning raises money Record Staff Fourteen teams on bikes rode from Comox to Hawaii and back last weekend, without ever leaving the Comox Community Centre. More than 9,300 kilometres were spun, and $12,000 raised for Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program during the second annual 24-hour Spin-a-Thon. The funds will help financially disadvantaged Comox Valley kids participate in physical rec-

reation. Glenn Hascarl, co-ordinator of the event and fitness instructor, said the event surpassed last year’s event by $4,000. “I want to thank everyone involved, including all the participants and the sponsors,” he added. Hascarl noted he is planning to host the event again next year, and hopes to expand with more teams, a larger space and more room for supporters to watch the riders. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

The United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is looking for non-profit organizations from the community interested in applying for funding for 2013/14. The UWCNVI funding application will be available on UWCNVI’s website starting April 1. All applications are due on or before April 30. To qualify to apply, a representative from the organization must attend one of the training sessions in outcome measurement held in March. Training sessions will be held in: Comox Valley — March 20 — 8:30 a.m. to noon, Comox Community Centre, 1855 Noel Ave. Campbell River — March 19 — 8:30 a.m. to noon, Anchor Inn and Suites, Tyee Room A&B, 1855-261 Island Highway. If you are unable to attend one in your area, you can attend in another community. You must RSVP to impact@uwcnvi. ca to ensure a spot at one of the trainings.

Up to two people from your organization may attend the training. UWCNVI makes grants to other notfor-profit agencies in Central and Northern Vancouver Island. Registered charities operating local programs that support our community. United Way focuses their funding on three key areas: • All That Kids Can Be; • Poverty to Possibility; • Healthy People, Strong Communities. For more informa-

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Senior peer counselling doing better Rejuvenated board, helpful supporters to thank The board of directors of the Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society announces that the society has successfully met several challenges that had put it at risk of dissolving. The society will continue to provide support to our Valley seniors in the future. Over the past year the society has overcome hurdles related to issues of governance and financing with the establishment of a rejuvenated board and the receipt of a significant grant from the Gaming Commission, which will provide the wherewithal to continue operations. Much of the success has been as a result of the excellent support and encouragement of other organizations and members of the community. Principle funders for 2012-2013 are VIHA and United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island. Other donors that assisted this past year and continued to support us through the difficult times were City of Courtenay, Comox Valley Regional District and the Knights of Columbus. The annual general meeting will be held March 26 from noon to 1:30 at the Comox

United Church, 250 Beach Dr. in Comox. All members and volunteers of the society are encouraged to attend and take an active interest in the operation and governance of the society. Members of the public are cordially invited to join us to learn more about the society and its programs. The board also advises all members, volunteers, donors, supporters and community organizations that it has relocated to 448 10th St. in Courtenay (250-871-5940). If you wish to find out more about our programs, call to arrange a meeting. The Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society (CVSPCS) is a registered charitable non-profit organization active in the Valley since 1991. The CVSPCS mission is to provide free and confidential peer support and encouragement to seniors 55 and older who are encountering challenges related to the aging process, and to senior caregivers who are coping with the challenges of providing primary home care for loved ones in various stages of dementia. The society is dependent upon and grateful to volunteers.

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Comox Valley student, 13, spelled extremely well Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A 13-year-old Comox student placed second out of 60 at the Vancouver Island Regional Spelling Bee in Victoria. Seth Johnson, an eighth-grader at Ă&#x2030;cole Aspen Park Middle School, was successful in 12 rounds against Grade 4-8 students from all over Vancouver Island, before he was beaten by 12-yearold Victoria Lan of Victoria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love to read, so that probably helps, and my Mom is really good at English, so she helped me a lot,â&#x20AC;? said Johnson. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Three Comox Valley elementary schools were on the chopping block in order to stave off declining enrolment. Comox Valley School District assistant superintendent Bryan Morgan, who led a district enrolment task

force, Black Creek, Union Bay and Tsolum elementary schools were targetted for closure. He projected the Valley, which had about 9,000 students at the time, would lose about 1,000 students within four years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a heavier impact than I thought,â&#x20AC;? said school board chair Elizabeth Shannon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do some consultation with the communities affected, then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to make a decision.â&#x20AC;? Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Courtenay Rotarians showed the community how quickly they can leap into action and help others in need. A single mom in Courtenay accidentally left her purse on a local transit bus. Vivian Gauvin quickly realized her mistake and recovered her purse, but the $600 she planned to pay her rent with was gone. Worried she would be evicted, she pleaded for the return of the money in the Comox Valley Record. While there was no

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the completion of the Inland Island Highway. Called Inland Island Highway Now Society, the group launched an Island-wide contest to count how many entrances encroach upon the highway from Campbell River to Goldstream Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These sideroads are as good as death traps,â&#x20AC;? said the societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jim Elliott. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every time a car enters or exits the Island Highway, the potential is there for an accident.â&#x20AC;? Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: BC Hydro defended its service record in Courtenay after complaints around delayed

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Past volunteers invited to dinner Comox Valley Marine Search and Rescue has March 23 event Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) Station 60 – Comox Valley was formed by a number of boaters who put their own boats on duty for a week at a time. The boats ranged in size from 16 to 32 feet and were of greatly varying speed and capability. This went on for a number of years until the mid-’80s when the thennamed Canadian Marine Rescue Auxiliary decided that a dedicated rescue boat was needed, and purchased a used hydrographic services vessel. The boat was a 25 footBertram design planing hull cuddy cabin built by Canoe Cove in Sidney that had been named the Petrel. After spending a winter refurbishing the boat and modifying it for rescue work, it was launched as the Bruce Brown, named for the unit leader. Brown was a retired RCMP sergeant and the Better Business Bureau

manager, who was unit leader during the early ‘80s. His health had started to fail when the boat was purchased and he died a few years after it was launched. In the early ‘90s the unit decided that although the Bruce Brown boat had given good service and the diesel engine was well suited to towing, it was slow and in need of extensive upgrading. Rather than spend a lot of money and time on it, the decision was made to get a new, purpose-built boat. Brown’s son by now had retired from the military and joined the unit, so he volunteered to head up a committee dedicated to defining the requirements and interviewing potential builders. Since an aluminum boat had been decided upon, aluminum boat builders on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland were approached. Several expressed interest and the best proposal was received from Daigle Welding and Marine in Campbell River. The original Bruce Brown was sold and a special committee was established within the Comox Valley

THE BRUCE BROWN II is expected to be replaced in 2014 by Comox Valley Marine Search and Rescue. Marine Rescue Society to do the fundraising. The new boat was launched in the late ‘90s as the Bruce Brown II. It has had a couple of sets of outboard engine replacements from the original OMC two-stroke engines to the present Yamaha fourstroke engines, a couple of repaint jobs and a complete new electronics suite since the original launching. It continues to be our primary response vessel despite its age. The station added a sec-

ond boat in 2008, a 23-foot inflatable RHIB (Rigid Haul Inflatable Boat) to provide access to the shallow waters along the coastline in the Comox Valley area. The Comox Valley Marine Rescue Society has started discussions for the replacement of the Bruce Brown II with the a 33-foot Falkin Class II enclosed cab RHIB that is the new standard of vessel for the RCM-SAR on the West Coast. This new vessel is expected in service in 2014. At

that time, the Bruce Brown II will be retired. RCM-SAR Station 60 Comox Valley has 43 active members and a number of inactive members who provide a wide range of support to the unit. The station annually has an appreciation dinner to say thank you to the dedication and commitment of the volunteers. This year the unit hopes to also include past members in this recognition, as they provided the foundation to ensure this service remains available

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to the public. The Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is scheduled for March 23 and any past members wishing to attend are encouraged to contact Debb Ross at 250-8987817. “We would also like to thank the businesses of the community that continue to assist us when we are in need,” states Linderbeck. “It is great the way you support local organizations such as RCM-SAR Station 60.” — RCM-SAR Station 60

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Saltwater throwing‘multi-generational shindig’ The Saltwater School is hosting a FUNdraising family dance this Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Little Red Church at 2182 Comox Ave (across from the hospital). Bring your grandma, grandpa, uncles, aunts, children, and grandchildren for this multigenerational shindig. “We are very excited about having two top notch local musicians: Richard Spencer and Shane Philip provide the live dance music,” said event organizer Emma Hutchinson. Spencer is a brilliant Comox Valley guitarist, songwriter and entertainer. As well as being a successful solo artist, he is also an intrinsic part of the band

SHANE PHILIP (LEFT) and Richard Spencer will help the Saltwater School raise funds this Saturday.

Easter plans being made Come on out and celebrate those Evergreen members with birthdays in the months of January to June. Start decorating your headwear now for this fun event. Use your imagination to create some kind of wonderful headwear to show off. Guys and gals can decorate anything from a toque, cowboy hat, or something fancier. Who says that Easter fun is only for the young? We think it’s also for the young at heart. There will be prizes given for the best in show. Have a laugh as you parade around in your creation. Included in the tick-

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et price is a delicious lunch prepared by the Evergreen Caterers. The party is March 20 from noon to 2. The birthday bash will be held at the Conference Hall, upper level of The Florence Filberg Cen-

tre. Tickets are now on sale at the Filberg Centre office. For more information, call 250-338-1000 or visit www.evergreenseniorsclub.org. — Evergreen Seniors

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Mr. Completely and part-time frontman of the touring sensation Blues Berries: music for inspiring school children. He has performed at many festivals in Vancouver including the Jazz, Folk, Storytelling, Children’s, and Illuminares Lantern festivals. For details, visit richardspencer.ca. Philip is a selftaught singer-songwriter who won the Vancouver Island Music award for Best Live Act last spring. Outfitting didgeridoo, guitar, vocals and various percussion instruments, he gets crowds up on the dance floor with his unique fusion of folk, reggae, blues

and more. Visit shanephilip. com for more. The Saltwater School in Courtenay is an independent school with Waldorf-certified teachers providing the Waldorf curriculum. For the 2013-14 school year, the Saltwater School offers a Parent and Tot program, Pre-school, multi-age Kindergarten, and Grades 1 to 5. The school is at 2311 Rosewall Cres. in the Tin Town area of Courtenay. For more information, contact the school at 250-871-7777, info@ SaltwaterSchool.com or visit www.SaltwaterSchool.com. — Saltwater School

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Canadians need to understand U.S. Estate Tax The U.S. has a wealth transfer tax regime that imposes taxes on your right to transfer your assets upon your death. Did you know that even Canadians who die owning U.S. assets – such as stock of a U.S. corporation (even if in an RRSP or RRIF), a yacht in California, or a condo in Arizona – may be subject to U.S. estate tax even if they are not U.S. residents, citizens or green card holders? Planning for U.S. estate tax can be complex. It is a good idea to review your exposure to U.S. estate tax annually to assess the impact of any changes in U.S. estate tax legislation and, of course, to accommodate changing market values in your assets. Do you have to worry about U.S. Estate Tax? If you answer “Yes” to both these questions your estate may be subject to U.S. Estate Tax: Do you own U.S. “situs” (located) property with a value exceeding US $60,000?

A Canadian individual who spends a large part of the year in the U.S. may have extremely haphazard living arrangements, suggesting unclear domicile intent. At his death this ambiguity may create potential conflicts relating to domicile status between U.S. and Canadian tax authorities. …

Will the value of your worldwide assets exceed the applicable exclusion amount in the year of your death? Note: in 2013 the exclusion is now US $5.25 million, it was to be set at US $1 million, but lastminute legislation changes increased it. Worldwide assets need to be carefully calculated as they may include 100 per cent of the value of jointly owned property, certain forms of life insurance and property held in trust if considered a grantor trust such as RRSPs, TFSAs, alter-ego and joint partner trusts. The potential estate tax liability may be reduced or offset by credits and deduc-

tions available under Canadian and U.S. tax law, and under the Canadian-U.S. Tax Treaty. However, even if no tax is payable, a U.S. estate tax return may still need to be filed. Failure to file a U.S. return can result in a denial of treaty benefits and credits. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has the right to request information from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that may help it enforce compliance with U.S. tax law. In addition, an estate, beneficiary or surviving joint owner may not be able to sell the U.S. real property without proof that a U.S. estate tax return has been filed and taxes owing,

Do I need a bookkeeper? As a small business owner, you should be concerned about the financial health of your business. One of the most important decisions is whether to attempt doing the books yourself or to hire a bookkeeper. Here are some things to consider when making this decision: Time Needed? Does your business take up all your time? You don’t want to be doing bookkeeping at midnight when sleep might be what you need. Aptitude for numbers? You have to decide if you want to learn basic bookkeeping skills. Business owners sometimes do part of the books, such as the Sales and have help doing bank reconciliations or tax remittances.

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Which bookkeeping software for your type of business? A professional bookkeeper understands the various accounting software packages that are available. Talk to a bookkeeper in advance of purchasing software. Businesses often buy “too much” software such as Inventory

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and Payroll, which you may not need. Payroll: If you do need payroll, there are excellent affordable payroll processing companies in Canada such as PayWorks and Ceridian. With a little coaching, you can learn how to do it yourself but do it right! Whether you hire a bookkeeper or you decide to learn how to ‘do it yourself’ be sure to have an accountant do your taxes. They understand all the current tax rules. Sharon Pickthorne, One on One Business Consulting, has been providing accounting software training and assisting business owners since 1995 in the Valley. Contact her at 250337-1818.

lawyer or accountant with cross-boarder experience. Opportunities may include: transferring property from one spouse to another; mutual or reciprocal spousal trusts; use of qualifying domestic trusts; life insurance to cover tax; using a Canadian holding company; investing in U.S. market via Canadian mutual funds, and non-recourse mortgages. It is extremely important to consult a professional who can analyze your own situation. If you are looking for further general information,

you may request the RBC Dominion Securities reference guide “U.S. Estate Tax for Canadians” by e-mailing lara.austin@rbc.com, calling 250-334-5606 or visiting www.LaraAustin.com. This article is supplied by Lara D. Austin, an Investment Adviser with RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund. This article is for information purposes only. Please consult with a professional adviser before taking any action based on information in this article.

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How to Survive in a 2% World GIC rates are at 60-year lows. Retirees especially have taken a pay cut on their investment income. This presentation is a practical look at the various INCOME options available, how they are taxed and what you can do to give your income a boost.

Mar 19 (2013) 2pm Comox Valley Visitors’ Centre, 3607 Small Rd., Cumberland, BC

The 5 Secrets of a Successful Estate Plan

If you wrote a Will 15 years ago and think you have an ‘Estate Plan’ think again! We look at the components of a successful plan and how to address issues like blended families or spendthrift children.

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if any, have been paid. A Canadian individual who spends a large part of the year in the U.S. may have extremely haphazard living arrangements, suggesting unclear domicile intent. At his death this ambiguity may create potential conflicts relating to domicile status between U.S. and Canadian tax authorities, each seeking to assert primary jurisdiction over the estate. Planning opportunities do exist. Use a professional adviser, such as a taxation

• Accounting set-up/year end preparation • Strategic planning • Business start-up analysis • Business plans and budgeting • Bookkeeping • Software need analysis/implementation

Mar 21 (2013) 2pm Comox Valley Visitors’s Centre, 3607 Small Rd., Cumberland, BC Lara D. Austin, BA (Hons.), CIM, FMA Investment Advisor Lara Austin is pleased to be presenting these complimentary workshops. She has been educating for the last 10 years to a variety of audiences including Eldercollege at North Island College.

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Consider these tips when ready to buy a home Are you ready to start the home buying process? We have talked about the importance these days of having a good credit score and what you can do improve that score. If you need help with this, see your mortgage professional before you start the home buying process. Once you have done that, here are some other application tips to assist you in your goal of purchasing a home: • Be prepared. The most common reason for delays in getting approved for a mortgage is missing or incomplete information. As a home buyer, the best way to make sure your mortgage or pre-approval application is processed as quickly and accurately as possible, is to bring all the information you need with you when you meet with your mortgage professional. • Here are some of the things you need to bring with you: several pieces of government issued ID, one with a photo, three years of address history, name, address and phone number of current employer, proof of employment, including pay stubs or other proof of income (salary, commission, pension etc). Other useful documents include a T4 or if you are self-employed, notices of assessment for the previous two years, proof of down payment and where your down payment will come from (e.g. savings account, RRSP, sale of another property, gift etc), a list of your current assets and liabilities, and information about the property or type of property you wish to purchase. • Not all lenders have the same requirements. So talk to your mortgage professional before you meet with them and ask them what they’d like you to bring to your initial interview. • Your mortgage pro-

fessional can get you pre approved so that you know how much mortgage that you qualify for. This will eliminate disappointments later. A pre-approval will also give you a rate hold for usually 120 days. This way if interest rates go up during the period prior to the purchase taking place, you are protected, as long as the

subject to financing clause in the contract. The lender does not fully underwrite the application until there is an offer to purchase in place. So the financing condition is very important. • The most important thing in the home buying process is to see your mortgage professional first. He or she should be the first

Your mortgage professional can get you pre-approved so that you know how much mortgage that you qualify for. This will eliminate disappointments later. A pre-approval will also give you a rate hold for usually 120 days.

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Exchange Traded Funds – is now the time? Diversification and Risk Control Unlike individual stocks, ETFs are comprised of a basket of securities, thus providing a convenient and single trade approach to achieving diversification. And because buying an ETF allows you to spread investments across an entire sector or market index, you reduce company-specific risk. Cost Efficient and Flexible Because ETFs are passive investment vehicles, their management expense ratio (MER) – usually about 0.5 per cent – is much lower than a comparable mutual fund. Most ETFs are RRSP eligible. That is true even for many of the U.S. and global ETFs. In addition, unlike mutual funds that can only be bought or sold once a day at their closing Net Asset Value, ETF units trade like stocks so investors are able to buy and sell shares throughout the day at market prices. Some Cautionary Notes Because ETFs trade just like common stocks, they are subject to the regular commission paid on those trades. They lose their cost efficiency if traded often.

Unlike individual stocks, EFTs are comprised of a basket of securities, thus providing a convenient and single trade approach to achieving diversification. And because buying an ETF allows you to spread investments across an entire sector or market index, you reduce company-specific risk.

This makes them more of a long-term investment that anticipates eventual recovery and future growth. They can be a strategic investment tool to balance a portfolio to better withstand volatile markets. But remember, ETFs are indexed to a specific stock exchange performance or that of specific, industrial sectors or commodities. How they perform will depend directly on the performance of that sector. ETFs are designed only to mirror their market not outperform them. Plus, you should know what your EFT’s unit is comprised of so you understand the diversification it offers.An ETFs capital gains payout is usually lower and more predictable than regular mutual funds. If an ETF does distribute capital gains, it may make sense to carry it in an RRSP or Tax Free

Feds are ‘chequing’ out works out to only 13 cents to process. In future, a cheque will only be issued under exceptional circumstances, for example when someone does not have access to a financial institution because they live in a remote location. “The Government of Canada is committed to using taxpayer dollars wisely,” says Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women. “Increasing the direct

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YANA FUNDRAISER Fun was had by all at the gangster/Mafia fundraiser dance at the Lower Elks recently. This event was organized by Sheila Thompson and friends, with the entire $1,459 raised donated to You Are Not Alone (YANA). Kelly Everill contributed fantastic artwork on the gangster cars. Many donations from local businesses helped make the night a success.

Firefighters graduate Comox Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Rick Shelton, Capts. Corey Brooks and Rob Stevens and Lieut. Perry Baskier have all recently completed their Fire Officer 3 certification. The Fire Officer program consists of four levels of training ranging from Fire Officer Level 1 to Fire Officer Level 4. Each level requires approximately 18 months of distance learning studies and several hours of classroom time. The distance learning portion requires the students to submit several written essay on a variety of subject relating to the Fire Service. The topics include

many fire service subjects but also many general management subjects like organizational behaviour and strategic planning. Chief Gord Schreiner, Assistant Chief Jim Larivere and Capt. Stewart Rennie have previously completed the entire program. Comox Fire Rescue has about 15 of its members either in the program of who have completed the program. “I am very proud of our members who had completed the various levels of this important training,” Schreiner states. “This program is very difficult and requires a huge commitment from the participants.

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The home study component requires about ten hours per week for several months every year. Comox Fire Rescue has been involved in this program for many years and plans to keep on providing this training to their fire department members. — Comox Fire Rescue

For residents of the Comox Valley in need of a family physician, the answer may literally be right around the corner. The new Crown Isle Plaza, on the corner of Ryan Road and Lerwick, is set to open a brand new, state-ofthe-art medical clinic in early April. With an estimated 7,000 residents of the valley without a family doctor, the clinic is ready to accept at least 2,000 to 3,000 new patients, according to owner and medical director Dr. James Ingrey. “Patient access to our services is a priority, where every effort will be made to accommodate appointment requests,” says Dr. Ingrey. Accepting new patients will be Dr. Ingrey himself, who is relocating from his Sixth Street Courtenay office with his current colleagues, along with Victoria-raised physician Stephen Burgess and female physician Sharmeen Mazaheri — both of whom bring experience in rural family medicine. A second female physician, Karen Nishio, will join the practice in a part-time capacity. “The goal has been

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to bring together an enthusiastic and committed team of physicians and allied health professionals, dedicated to improving and maintaining the wellbeing of residents in the Comox Valley,” says Dr. Ingrey. In line with that vision, the clinic will also welcome dietician Tiffany McFadden, with a plan to add more allied health professionals in due time. Patient accessibility to allied health professionals is increasingly being viewed as an essential part of chronic disease management and overall health. “The optimal healthcare model is a patientcentred model, where the patient has access to different arms of healthcare — be it nursing, dieticians, physiotherapists, physicians, and so forth, all working towards the common goal of complete health maintenance and recovery,” says Dr. Burgess. The team at Crown Isle Clinic all carry this mindset, with Dr. Mazaheri adding that you may even leave her office with “a prescrip-

tion for medicine, exercise suggestions, and a healthy recipe.” With initial office hours Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the physicians also intend to add evening hours to better serve the community once the practice is fully established. The Crown Isle

Plaza also hosts an onsite pharmacy in the new Thrifty Foods and is within walking distance of the proposed site of the new Comox Valley hospital. Patients wishing to register can do so now by visiting www. thecrownisleclinic.com or by calling 250-3381333.

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What can I do to make these nightmares stop? In the past few weeks I’ve been having nightmares. They vary, but on the whole they are about being chased. I can’t get away from whatever is chasing me. Once my partner was chasing me with a gun. Other times it’s a monster. I remember having these kinds of nightmares when I was a kid, but haven’t had one in years. What do these nightmares mean? Why am I having them? What can I do to make them stop? I’m really busy at work these days and need my sleep. It takes me a lot of time and bad TV in the middle of the night to get back to sleep after I’ve woken up scared with my heart pounding. There is nothing nice about waking up with your heart pounding in the middle of the night. Let’s look at your questions one by one. What do these nightmares mean? Sometimes we can wake up and know exactly what a dream means to us. Yeah!

When that doesn’t happen, there are many theories about what dreams (nightmares) mean. I’ll mention just a couple. One theory is that things in dreams are symbols of other things. If we used that theory, it is possible to look up things in a book of dream symbolism, read about what that something is supposed to mean, and decipher the dream. Sometimes what a person reads makes sense. Often it does not. So it can be interesting, but not usually helpful. Another theory is that the brain takes things from our everyday life and puts them together. Not in a very sensible way. Using that theory, a dream is your brain processing things that occur, you think or read about, or are exposed to. Your partner, work pressure, maybe something you watched on TV in the middle of the night, and only you know what else, has been combined to

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Stave off the winter blues This time of year, many people experience some degree of the winter blues. Fatigue, stress and even depression can dampen our spirits this time of year. One’s mental health is a reflection of both the mind and the body. There are effective, long term strategies to improve mood, increase energy, decrease anxiety, and balance neurotransmitter function. What can you do to increase your vitality, peace of mind and cognitive function? Naturopathic physician Dr. Macdonald will share the proven natural strategies she uses with her patients to enhance mood and vitality and to reduce stress and insomnia at an evening seminar called Think Straight, Feel Great. The seminar will be held at the Crown Isle clubhouse March 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation to this fundraiser for an orphanage in Kenya. To learn more about how to spring out of the winter blues, come to Dr. Macdonald’s seminar on Thursday at Crown Isle. To preregister or to book a complimentary “meet the doctor” visit, con-

tact her office at 250897-0235 or via www. getwellhere.com. Dr. Deidre Macdonald is a licensed naturopathic physician who has been practising medicine for 16 years in downtown Courtenay. She received her

psychology degree from UBC in 1988, her medical doctorate from an accredited naturopathic medical school in Portland, Oregon in 1996 and her pharmaceutical prescribing license in 2010. — Dr. Deidre Macdonald

to bed, tell yourself that you want to wake yourself up if you are having a bad dream, and sleep soundly if your dreams are pleasant. You’ll notice you’re on the right track when you can wake yourself earlier than usual in the nightmare. Once awake, remind yourself that it was just a dream. Take a couple of deep breaths. Flex your hands and feet. As soon as you are able, go to the bathroom. Have a drink of water. Now finish the dream, in your mind, in a way that works out well for you. Use your imagination. It is a dream, after all. Recognize that

you are having these dreams because of stress. Nightmares can be a pretty clear message that it is time to do something about whatever is bothering you, or to get active with some stress-reducing techniques. Breathing techniques, biofeedback, self talk, yoga — the list is long. Look online, get a book, or consult a registered clinical counsellor for ways to reduce stress. Wishing you sweet dreams! If you wish to ask a question of the counsellors, for a response in future columns, e-mail them at info@pacifictherapy.ca. Consult a Counsellor is provided

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TINA WILLARD-STEPAN at Seeds Natural Food Market. opment and we wanted to bring this element into the business. We wanted to build community through food, which influences everything. Food is about wellness. It’s social, it’s political, it’s economic – it touches everything.” Their products and services reflect

these wider community values. They are committed to sharing educational pieces about sustainability and food with customers. Seeds’ purchasing policy is intentionally focused on supporting other local businesses, farms and food manufacturers, re-circulat-

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Vancouver Island consumers wanting to do business with the region’s most trusted businesses now have one more resource at their fingertips. The 2013 Better Business Bureau–Vancouver Island directory has been distributed through Black Press community newspapers. It is also available through the BBB and online through Black Press’s Island newspapers. Inside, consumers will find a list of BBBaccredited businesses and editorial features designed to help consumers and businesses build strong relationships. “The directory not only includes our entire list of reputable accredited businesses, organized by type of business for easy reference, but it also includes helpful information on BBB services, consumer shopping tips, and advice on how to protect yourself and loved ones from being scammed,” says Rosalind Scott, president/ CEO of the BBB serving Vancouver Island. Publishing the directory provides Black Press another way to serve more than 244,000 Island homes and businesses. “As an accredited business, Black Press understands the value of the work the Better Business Bureau undertakes here on the Island and we appreciate the opportunity to share that with our readers,” says Greater Victoria Group publisher Penny Sakamoto.

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Community Futures Strathcona is seeking expressions of interest for Board of Directors. Community Futures Strathcona is a registered not for profit corporation governed by all regulations and by-laws pertaining to corporations in British Columbia and Canada. The organization is managed by a general manager under the direction of a corporate board of directors that volunteer their time to promote the activities of the organization within the community and to set organizational policy. The board consists of representatives from industry sectors, large and small businesses, and regional agencies. If you are a current or retired business owner, professional or entrepreneur and are interested in a position on the Board, please visit www.cfstrathcona.ca and click on “About Us”. Community Futures Strathcona, operates in the Vancouver Island region from Fanny Bay to Sayward and everything in between including Gold River and Tahsis. The major service centers are Campbell River and the Comox Valley. Since inception, Community Futures Strathcona has provided over 900 loans to businesses within our region that has either created or maintained over 3000 jobs.

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a more resilient local economy. Other projects include donating one per cent to preserving the forest surrounding their community, or presenting workshops for children about how far their food travels earned them a nomination for a B.C.-wide Community Impact Award in 2012. “Being a green grocer is a great role to play in a smaller town,” Jim said. “We are a community gathering place. And where people come together, you can make a difference to their individual health and the health of the whole community. Celebrating five years of getting to do this is a big deal to us.” Join Seeds to celebrate this milestone Anniversary on Saturday. The store will be offering free ‘food art’ activities with the new

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It started over five years ago with a question: Why can’t we buy broccoli in our own town? From that evolved a project to bring wholesome, local food to the Village of Cumberland and one very long learning curve. Tina Willard-Stepan and her husband Jim opened Seeds Natural Food Market in Cumberland in March, 2008. Although both had operated programs and businesses, the natural food industry was new to them. “Many of our skills transferred to this business, but food is a whole other game. The learning has been huge,” says Tina. “I have worked extensively in community devel-


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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

Lower bills not guaranteed With the return to a combination of a sevenper-cent provincial sales tax and five-per-cent federal goods and services tax April 1, the harmonized sales tax experiment will come to an end in B.C. Taxpayers shouldn’t count on having more money left over at the end of the month, however, as the changes made by the province in the wake of the initial HST – tax credits for lower-income families and seniors among them – will also come to an end. There will nonetheless be good news for consumers in certain sectors. Butchart Gardens food and beverage manager Bob Parrotta, who serves as the Victoria branch chair for the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association, insists that patrons will see a reduction on their bills after the PST is reinstated, with the net result being a four- to five-per-cent increase in sales. If that materializes, and there’s no guarantee it will, it could create jobs and benefit other related businesses. Other consumers, such as those planning to purchase a brand new home or buying a new bike, may see large savings in one transaction. The HST was supposed to provide a less complicated tax regime for the sale of goods and services and eliminate exemptions and hidden taxes created under the PST/GST system. There were still loopholes. For example, a person buying a donut at Tim Hortons would pay tax on their purchase, while the same donut at a grocery store would not be taxed, since it was considered a grocery item. We hope the work the province has done on reforming the PST, makes B.C.’s tax system more streamlined. Regardless, the public can’t expect things to be perfect under a system previously found to be inefficient and unfair=. At the very least, we fully expect businesses that complained loudest about the HST to put their money where their mouth is and prove to customers they are saving money under PST/GST. Victoria News

Record Question of the Week This week: Twenty-eight per cent of respondents said they agree with the B.C. Liberals’ plan to balance the budget by selling public assets. Next week: Do you dread the return of gliders and tow plane noise to 19 Wing Comox? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. The G.P. Vanier choir’s date to sing on the Sid Williams Theatre stage with Holly Cole is a heartwarming story. Well done, Jenn Forsland.

Timothy Lau, the lone Comox Valley resident to be convicted of being a Stanley Cup rioter, is reportedly accused of violating the terms of his release.

Build basic, livable housing Dear editor, Long ago when I was young and poor, I lived in south Seattle. My husband was a war veteran, and the government of the time had very inexpensive housing built for veterans. It was row housing, and we shared a front porch with our neighbours. To the other side of the porch was a small plot of ground where we could plant vegetables. I doubt if the walls were insulated as we could hear the voices of our neighbours through the thin walls. There were three rooms: kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom as well as a long, deep closet. The front door opened into the kitchen next to a double sink: one for dishes and a deep one for laundry. There I handwashed our daughter’s diapers and clothing. Fortunately, my grandmother lived only a few miles away, and I took the remainder of the clothing to her house by bus to wash it. My grandfather brought me

With the lamentable number of people living on the streets now, I think that something comparable could be built in the Comox Valley and other cities. As it is now, anyone looking for work has no address and no telephone where he/she could be reached if a job turned up.

Betty Gidlof

and the laundry home where I could hang it on clotheslines that were available behind the rows of houses. The apartment was partially furnished. The kitchen had a big oil stove for heat and cooking; and a small table with two chairs. In the living room was the frame of a box spring as another bed or a lounge.

The bedroom had a single bed for the two of us. Fortunately, my husband was a small man. With the lamentable number of people living on the streets now, I think that something comparable could be built in the Comox Valley and other cities. As it is now, anyone looking for work has no address and no telephone where he/she could be reached if a job turned up. It is hardly healthy living on the streets, and besides making street people healthier as well as the rest of us, it would lower the costs of health care in Canada generally. This is a suggestion to all levels of government, and I would like to see all political parties support this idea. We are our brother’s keepers, but we haven’t been doing a good enough job of it heretofore. Canada has a reputation as a prosperous and caring nation. We should start living up to that reputation. Betty Gidlof, Courtenay

Our political system still working Dear editor, I have read the recent letters that claim Canada is a dictatorship and others that point out that Canada is not. The simple fact that citizens can publicly criticize the government, and that such letters can be freely printed in a newspaper, is clear and undeniable proof of our democratic freedoms. The Collins English Dictionary defines a dictator as, “A ruler who is not effectively restricted by a constitution.” So, to the case in point. In May 2011, Prime Minister Harper led the Conservatives to their third consecutive election victory. The Conservatives increased their

seats in Parliament to 166, up from 143. The Conservatives also received a greater number of total votes than in 2008. Given the constitutional limits on a government, protected by the Supreme Court, sometime in the fall of 2015 we will have another federal election. Canadian voters will enjoy universal suffrage, freedom of association, freedom of speech, a free and unfettered public press, public debate, and a secret ballot. All these freedoms are enshrined in our constitution and Charter of Rights, which are the envy of many people around the world. Dictatorship? I think not, and to call us one makes a mock-

ery of those around the world who suffer under such rule, and examples abound. Finally, the age-old debate on reforming the vote to get rid of the “first-past-the-post” never seems to be raised by the members of political parties that were successful in the election. The federal NDP went pretty quiet on vote reform when they won a huge victory in 2011 and became the Official Opposition. The system is not perfect, but it has served us well since Confederation, and Canada continues to be among the very best places on Earth. Jon Ambler, Courtenay


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Boondoggle just worthless Dear editor, As many may already be aware the Corix (not so smart meter) installers have arrived back in the Comox Valley. As a matter of fact we were visited by one of their representatives this past weekend. Needless to say we declined their offer. The first thing to keep in mind is that these installers are paid to install meters, so basically they have very little incentive to tell you the truth, and in fact in some cases they lie just to get you to accept this worthless boondoggle of a device. In one case that I recently discovered they lied to the homeowner telling them that they were going to discontinue with the manual meter readings in four days, interesting since to my knowledge there are no routers installed to collect the signals and I saw a meter reader in Comox last week. What do I mean by worthless? Well the maximum life span of these not so smart meters and routers is 12 years, between the rechargeable lithium polymer battery and the electrolytic capacitors they have a shelf life. Given the usual cornercutting by using Chinese parts, cheap circuit designs, and environmental exposure, they may not last even that long. So they are replacing rugged industrialgrade analog meters that can last for decades with basically consumer grade junk electronics made for bottom dollar that has to be replaced at least every 12 years. Does this read like a sound investment in infrastructure to you? In any event no matter what your reasons if you do not want a not so smart meter installed, stand your ground. It is your home and your property, and at least for the time being we still live in a democracy and still have rights. In spite of what they say, yes, there is an opt out; government house leader Gordon Hogg stated as much. If you had a meter installed against your express wishes, or you were bullied or lied to to get one installed, and are having second thoughts, the Citizens For Safe Technology website citizensforsafetechnology.org is collecting such information to prepare for a class action lawsuit. There are also documents that you can submit to Hydro, members of cabinet, and your MLA demanding a no-fee opt out. Another site of interest on this subject is bcfreedom.wordpress.com. Remember that BC Hydro is owned by the government and its policies are set by government, which means the current B.C. Liberal party, and there is an election coming up in May. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just vote â&#x20AC;&#x201D; talk to the candidates and make your voice heard. A. Foster, Courtenay

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Still struggling with CVRD rules We sought legal some new laws were Dear editor, advice, and have been created and impleThe reason for this informed that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;said mented years later, letter is to find out laws might be illegal as we have tried to if more people in the as they should not subdivide, with each Comox Valley have apply to pre-existing house on four acres. similar problems to dwellings.â&#x20AC;? ours with the Our two Comox Valley We submitted all the appro- homes are Regional Dispriate paperwork and fees to the modem structrict. tures built We bought Board of Variance in support of according to about eight this application, but have met contemporary acres in building codes, Merville, and with some strange objections built two from the Comox Valley Regional and the property is easily houses on it, District. large enough to one at each Aino Nilsson accommodate end of the two families, long lot, all We submitted all the as it always has done according to the laws appropriate paperwork â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we just want the and regulations of and fees to the Board two families currently that time (1992-1993). of Variance in support owning the houses to The houses are totally of this application, but be able to sell indepenindependent of each have met with some dently. other, each with its strange objections We would not be own well, septic field from the Comox Valley increasing the resiand electrical supply. Regional District. dential density at all. I understand that Members of the Board of Variance at the CVRD seem to have difficulty with this. We now plan to take it to court, but if others in the Comox Valley have

similar problems, we can bring a class-action suit. I would like to hear from you. I can be reached at

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it increases appetite, ignites inflammation in the body, causes blood sugar to skyrocket, and can destroy joint and intestinal health. Some corporations and organizations still retain the power to keep the message out there that modern wheat is not only healthy, but should be a substantial part of a balanced diet. With removal of modern wheat from the diet, Dr. Davis argues, you feel better, have less pain overall and in joints, heartburn goes away, sleep is deeper, energy levels are up, asthma and sinus issues improve, skin conditions heal, blood sugar and cholesterol levels go down as well as a list of other benefits to most organs and systems in the body. Ellen Stolting, Courtenay

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Highland understands – no bullying allowed aware, and increasingly accepting of different cultures; • Interact Club — working with Rotary and Free the Children, this service club is always fund-raising for important international causes. • The IB Program — Highland offers the only public-school diploma of the International Baccalaureate Program, north of Victoria, an amazing opportunity and asset for students heading to university; • Against bullying 100 per cent. Our school has a clear and detailed anti-bullying policy to supplement the code of conduct. Our principal has made sure that every grade knows how we should treat one another and has made the consequences of bullying known. • A home away from home, where everyone has a place to be. Our mission as a school is to be a caring community that instills a love of learning, values citizenship and pursues excellence.

dent’s council in B.C. that meets regularly; • Student Council — all kinds of student voices have the opportunity to tell administrators what is important to them; • So many athletic clubs — and there are so many after-school groups, and events that it is hard to list them all — Culinary Club, Garden Club, Destination Imagination; • Peer counsellors is a group of senior students that makes time to help students who need someone to talk to; • Girls Group — a safe and fun way for junior girls to meet and talk about life and school; • Advantage Program — a support program for students who benefit from mentorship; • Ace-it — Students are starting a career in a skilled trade while still in high school; • International Student Program — with dozens of students from all over the world, Highland is multicultural, globally

Do we have bullies? Yes. All schools do. And, nearly every day in Leadership class we talk about how every individual person has the respon-

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Your pancakes are waiting Who doesn’t love a yummy pancake breakfast? The Evergreen Club is inviting everyone out to their pancake breakfast held in the Conference Hall, the upper level of the Filberg Centre. For only $5 a person you get your choice of beverage and buckwheat or buttermilk pancakes. You also get delicious Hertels bacon or local sausages from Tannadice Farms. Gather your friends and family and share in this feast for all ages. Whether you are an early riser, or love to sleep in, you can feel good about supporting the Evergreen Club. Mark Saturday, March 16 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. down on your calendar. For more informa-

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SCHEWE around.” The courts often heard, “I don’t deserve this, everyone else was doing it, the officer is picking on me” and other statements in the same vein. I don’t like to admit that I am wrong either, but we do have to take ownership of our driving practices and stop justifying our misbehaviour. Even when it is inconvenient we need to do what is right rather than what is expedient. It’s probably the best way to keep

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WATER LOVELY BOY Quinn Wells just turned two and realized how much he loves the little water slide at the Aquatic Centre. E-mail your Picture of the Week submissions to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com. PHOTO BY MICHELLE WELLS

Tonight’s six o’clock news contained a story about how police had issued over 5,500 tickets for using electronic devices while driving offences across the province in February 2013. More than 100 more were ticketed for driving without due care and attention. It means to me that lots of drivers aren’t obeying the law and more than 100 were caught doing something dangerous because of it. The reporter interviewed a couple of the drivers receiving tickets and they both had rationalizations for their actions. They both also knew that what they were doing was wrong. Why do we justify our misbehaviour when we get behind the wheel? Since we all pay for one’s mistakes, you can’t even say that you are only taking the risk on yourself. I’ve listened to many explanations for committing a violation, both at the side of the road and in traffic court. If it wasn’t an offence like, “Haven’t you got anything better to do? Why aren’t you out catching (insert your favourite crime here)?” it was a defence like “No one else was

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Legendary performer at VIMF He’s a Country Music Hall of Famer, a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a college football player, an acclaimed actor, a military officer, a helicopter pilot, and Grammy winner. And now Kris Kristofferson can add Vancouver Island MusicFest headliner to the list. “The proclamations of labeling someone as an icon or legend are clearly over used today in the music business,” said Doug Cox, VIMF artistic director. “But Kris Kristofferson wrote Me and Bobby McGhee; played in a band with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings; and starred in a movie with Barbara Streisand, just to name three of his many accomplishments! “He’s widely known as one of the nicest, most down-to-earth gentlemen (and scholar!) in the biz. He’s the real deal. “I couldn’t feel more honoured to have someone like Kris Kristofferson come visit us at MusicFest this summer.” Kristofferson released his latest album in January — the first in four years. Feeling Mortal is his first completely independent release on Kristofferson’s KK Records label and follows 2009’s Closer To The Bone and the 2006 release This Old Road. From the beginning, Kristofferson’s songs have been reflections of where he was at that point in time. Above all, Kristofferson always tries to be honest in his songwriting, otherwise there’s no point in doing it. “I might as well be doing an advertising job or something,” says Kristofferson. “What I’m finding, to my pleasant surprise at this age, is that I’m more inclined to laughter than tears.” Kristofferson is happy to be happy, grateful to be grateful, unwilling to take the credit

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER Kris Kristofferson, also a Country Music Hall of Famer, will be one of the headliners at Comox Valley MusicFest in Courtenay. for the wondrous way it’s all worked out, and excited to be on MusicFest’s roster this year. The Vancouver Island

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In 1987, four highly individual Vancouver musicians put together a guitar-based, power pop strike force to write catchy melodic songs built on crunchy rock guitars, full-voiced harmonies and walloping drums. Original members Doug Elliott, Craig Northey, Steven Drake and Paul Brennan worked the bar circuit and honed their sound. After a long, hard slog at some flea-bitten dive bar gig, they found themselves asking the musical question: “What are the odds of us ever escaping bull**** gigs like this?” That weekend they became simply, Odds, and proceeded to do what a lot of frustrated Canadian acts had done before them — they headed to L.A. and got a major label deal. Shortly after the release of their self-produced debut, Neopolitan, they were recruited to back up Warren Zevon on his Mr. Bad Example tour. They channelled this master class into their next recorded work, Bedbugs, and raised their profile further when their comedian pals Kids In The Hall appeared in their video for the irony-laced single Heterosexual Man. After Brennan’s departure in 1995, Elliott invited his longtime friend (and former Bryan Adams drummer) Pat Steward into the band, resulting in a weightier wallop and groovier groove for their next release, the platinumplus selling Good Weird Feeling, which featured the hits Truth Untold and Eat My Brain. After their involvement in the Kids In The Hall’s feature film, Brain Candy, for which Northey composed the original score, the band released their final album as Odds. Nest yielded the chart-topper Someone Who’s Cool, which enjoyed eight weeks as the No. 1 song at Canadian rock radio and See QUARTET, B3

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A life well lived is always about balance. For Tracy Kobus, that means exploring the trails along the Puntledge River, painting and looking after her seven-year-old son. “Being active outside, being creative and domesticity are really strong aspects of my life right now,” she says. “But sometimes one interferes with the other. And the balance between humans and nature intrigues me. People love nature but also harm it.” Kobus explores these juxtapositions in 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. Kobus’ work is big, bold and colourful. As an avid mountain

ARTIST TRACY KOBUS paints in a style that is big, bold and colourful. biker and hiker and former treeplanter, the landscape has been a constant inspiration. But her paintings rely on imaginary realism rather than representational images. A large heart may have roots reaching into the cityscape below or a house may be glimpsed behind a school of salmon. “I’m inspired by walks in nature, life events, books I’ve read or even other art shows,” Kobus says. “But my

artwork always relates to my own life in some way. I paint something because it speaks to me and I want to investigate that aspect. My art always comes from inside even though I use outside elements.” When her son started school fulltime, Kobus decided to take a hiatus from teaching art to focus on her own work. “Domesticity and teaching can eat up a lot of time,” she says. “Now I’m trying to

swing the balance back the other way.” Hearts and Homes is her first solo show in a gallery in nearly 10 years. “I use the shapes of houses in my paintings as a way to symbolize who we are,” she explains. “It can include your past interests, be welcoming or closed, colourful or rundown. It symbolizes a person’s perception of their self as well as how others see them.” Her exhibit will fea-

ture work done over the past couple of years including a couple of pieces that haven’t been seen before. The largest paintings are 48x50 inches and, no matter what the size, all are executed in Kobus’ trademark colourful style. “Colour is very important to me,” she says. “That’s one reason I like acrylic paint. It’s brighter than watercolours, dries quickly and doesn’t smell like oil paint does.” Intuition plays a large part in her work so it’s no surprise that her courses emphasize tapping into the creative instead of thinking part of the brain. Her March 16 class at Art Alchemy 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. Kobus was born in Barrie, Ont., but has lived in the Comox Valley most of her life. After graduating from secondary school she worked as a treeplanter to pay for extensive travels in Europe and the Middle East and studied painting at North Island College, the Atlin Art Centre and the University of British Columbia. Her work has been exhibited throughout the province and she was artist in residence at the Banff Centre for

the Arts in 2005 when she was five months pregnant. Like many artists, Kobus feels a strong connection to her community and regularly donates paintings to YANA, the Comox Valley Art Gallery art auction, Avalanche Bulletin and other organizations. 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. Paula Wild is a published author and regular contributor to the Comox Valley Record’s arts and entertainment section.

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ImageFest back The Comox Valley Camera Club presents its third annual ImageFest on March 23. This display of remarkable imagery combines the best work of the membership with a captivating soundscape. This year’s production is set to exhibit on the big screen at the Sid Williams Theatre. ImageFest features member-created slideshows that are sure to enthrall. The combination of photos set to music creates a mesmerizing display. Tickets are still available at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or at the Sid Williams box office. Further information is available at www.comoxvalleycameraclub.org. — Comox Valley Camera Club

NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE Fine Arts, Interactive Media and Professional Photography students transformed the Shadbolt and Raven studios into an art gallery. Held Saturday at the Comox Valley campus, it was the NIC Spring Art Event. PHOTO BY C.N. HUI PHOTOGRAPHY

Young artists fostered Art on the Wall is a community initiative project that invites applications from youth aged 15 to 24 interested in art and community. Ten youth will work as a team under the mentorship of Anh Le (curator and visual artist) and selected experienced mural artists to create an initial mural based on the theme of Diversity. The work created in the first phase of the project will be exhibited on a prominent downtown wall. Several design plans will be presented to community partners for installation at up to three other locations through the summer. The in-class component of the project runs for seven Saturdays — from April 13 to May 25 from 11

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St. Pat’s perfect for Black Swan THE VENUE FORMERLY known as Joe’s Garage will host the musical stylings of Belle Plaine on March 20.

Prairie girl visits Island Belle Plaine’s voice silences noisy taverns. Born and raised on a farm near the village of Fosston, Sask., Belle Plaine is a true Prairie girl. A performer by the age of five, she was the ringer for every local musical event. Classical voice lessons began at age six and continued through high school. At 18, she knew what she wanted: to write songs, perform and have a home recording studio. But when she moved to Edmonton to study jazz at Grant MacEwan College, her focus shifted toward a more technical aspect of music: sound recording. After graduation, she worked at a recording studio in Calgary — close to the action, but not in the game. She occasionally sang jingles for commercial radio, but the work felt meaningless. “I gave up on music in Calgary. I’d lost touch with my own voice. I had years of education, but artistically I felt drained,” Plaine recalls. After two years at the studio Plaine realized she was better off waiting tables. Eager for change, she enrolled at the University of Victoria as an environmental science major. Science was not the right choice, but she had found the right city. Having fallen in love with Victoria’s vibrant arts community she dropped out of school. She also began to sing again. Two co-workers heard her voice at the Cook Street Village coffee shop where they all worked. Soon after they informed her that they were starting a band and she was in it. A handful of perfor-

mances at open mic nights followed. Plaine began to write. An itch to travel carried her to Sydney, Australia. She waitressed at a dodgy restaurant, lived in a house with 10 boozy Australians and played gigs with a pack of mongrel musicians. There were pub shows, garage demos and backup vocals. During her year abroad, she discovered she wanted to be a singer. Again. In 2006, Plaine returned to her home province of Saskatchewan. She had not planned to live in Regina, but quickly found a home in the city’s arts community. The scene was small and welcoming. She decided to stay. By this time, Plaine’s

notebooks were filled with words and melodies. She left her job to perform full-time in early 2010. “It just feels good to sing for people. It’s what I do the best, more than anything. It’s about time I’m doing it for a living,” Plaine says. She performs March 20 at the venue formerly known as Joe’s Garage in Courtenay. Because of limitations set out in the rules for the special occasions license, tickets must be purchased in advance of the show and are available at Bop City. This show is sponsored by The Society For Artistic Development Comox Valley. For more information, phone 250-7026456.

The Black Swan fiddlers will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Zocalo Café this Saturday at 7 p.m. If you like Celtic music and you want the pure drop, what better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with traditional foottapping Celtic polkas, jigs and reels? Many of their tunes were learned firsthand in the hills of County Donegal from the late great fiddler Seamus Grant. New vocalist Michael Harrison will delight you with his rendition of soulful Irish ballads. The Black Swan Fiddlers consist of fiddlers Crystal Barry, Caillie Gregory and Julie Pickett with Paul Gervais on guitar, Jeff Buttleworth on mandolin and Bob Henderson on bodhran. David Stevenson keeps it all together on fiddle, flute and penny whistle. Black Swan has been keeping the traditional Celtic music tradition alive and well in the Comox Valley for seven years. The Fiddlers are based at the Long and McQuade Music store, where they rehearse and where they pro-

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Mind. Guest curator for this exhibition will be Elizabeth Russell and featuring the work of Arlene Bishop, Marianne Enhörning, Kelly Gough, Sylwia Gustyn, Anna Heywood-Jones, Sean Higgins, Marcy Horswill, Anita Van Holderbeke, David Innes, Martha Jablonski-Jones, Brenda Jackson, Heather Koning, Kelly L. Lees, Jeanne MacGrotty, Shannon McKirgan, Mary-Ann

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Austin and daughter This Saturday at the Zocalo Café, Juno 2013 nominee, John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize winner and local singer-songwriter Helen Austin will provide music from 4 to 6 p.m. She and her multi-instrumentalist daughter Daisy will play all-original tunes, including many from Austin’s Juno-nominated children’s album Always Be A Unicorn plus songs from her many other albums. For more information, visit www.helenaustin.com or e-mail helen@helenaustin.com. — Helen Austin

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CLT offering teaser Courtenay Little Theatre is in the middle of rehearsing The Winslow Boy, opening at the Sid Williams Theatre on April 11. There will be a sneak preview ‘teaser’ showcased at the CLT general meeting March 19 at 7 p.m. (the club space is at the corner of 17th and McPhee in Courtenay, behind JET-FM). The Winslow Boy is Courtenay Little Theatre’s entry into the North Island Zone Drama Festival. For details about evening performances April 11, 12, 18, 19 and 20 and a matinée show April 13, visit www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. — Courtenay Little Theatre

Contra dances back Pucker up and get ready to kiss the Blarney Stone at the St. Patrick’s Day Contra Dance at the Big Yellow Merville Hall in beautiful, downtown Merville, the emerald green capital of the Comox Valley. This Saturday, bring along a four-leaf clover, some lucky charms and kick up your pointytoed green shoes to the Contra Dance tunes of the O’Funtime Fiddlers. The fiddlers, with their leprechaun friends, will have you bewitched as they pluck the strings for your dancing pleasure while our dance caller, June O’Cannon, keeps the dancers spinning and reaching for that elusive pot of gold. Before the dance, from 7 to 7:30, there will be a free Contra workshop as well as some instruction in basic waltz patterns. For details, phone 250-339-4249.

Opera at Rialto The Met is back at the Rialto with Zandonai’s compelling opera, Francesca da Rimini, inspired by an episode from Dante’s Inferno, this Saturday at 9 a.m. Dramatic soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Westbroek’s “strong and powerful voice conveys all the passion and pathos of Francesca’s plight.” (Huffington Post). For more information, call the Rialto Theatre at 250-338-5502. — Rialto Theatre

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Saturday, March 16th: 9:00 am. 4 hours, 3 intermissions. Oz: The Great and Powerful 3D PG: Violence, frightening scenes. Nightly: 6:40 & 9:25. Sat. and Sun. Matinees: 3D 12:15 & Regular 2D: 2:55 The Call 14A: Violence Nightly: 7:10 & 9:20; Sat. and Sun. Matinees: 12:35 & 3:00 Jack the Giant Slayer 3D G: May frighten young children Nightly: 6:50 & 9:30; Sat and Sun Matinees: 3D 12:25 & Regular 2D: 3:05

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NEW COUNTRY REHAB rocked MusicFest last year and play March 23 at the Cumberland Hotel.

Love, loss, longing and joy New Country Rehab cuts through the clutter of watered-down musical imitations with a modern, high-voltage, alt-country sound. With a knockout combination of sharp innovation and a deep love and knowledge of timeless musical themes and motifs, New Country Rehab’s powerful music is full of love, loss, longing and joy. They are “more Arcade Fire than Lady Antebellum … like Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons.”

— Nigel Williamson, UNCUT(January 2012). New Country Rehab performs March 23 at the Cumberland Hotel.

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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 March 15 from 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 has Landscapes: the City, the Sea, Space and the Mind exhibit until April 6. Opening reception with artists March 15, 7 p.m. 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. Pearl Ellis Gallery Members’ Spring Show & Sale from March 19 to April 7. 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.

Friday, March 15 CHANTRELLES at Waverley Hotel. FMI: www.cumberlandvillageworks.com. BOOMBOX SAINTS at Bridge Lounge. FMI: http://avalanchebar.ca/bar-grill. WHISKEY CREEK at Courtenay Legion. Music at 7 p.m., FMI: 250-334-4322.

Saturday, March 16 HELEN AUSTIN and DAISY SQUIRES at Zocalo Café, 4 to 6 p.m. BLACK SWAN FIDDLERS in St. Patrick’s Day concert at Zocalo Café, 7 p.m. MET OPERA at Rialto Theatre, 9 a.m. FMI: 250-3385502. DUKES OF DODGE and SAMBA DU SOLEIL at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. TEN TIMES BIGGER at Mex Pub. CONTRA DANCING at Merville Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. FMI: 250-339-4249.

singing classical music at Living Word Episcopal Church in Courtenay, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19 COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents ‘teaser’ of The Winslow Boy, 7 p.m. at corner of 17th and McPhee in Courtenay, behind JET-FM. FMI about April performances, visit www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.

Wednesday, March 20 BELLE PLAINE at venue formerly known as Joe’s Garage. Advance tickets only at Bop City. FMI: 250-702-6456. RUTH DICKSON reading from new book at Pear Ellis Gallery in Comox, 1 to 3 p.m. LINDSAY ELMS discusses his book at Courtenay and District Museum, 7 p.m. FMI: 250-334-0686.

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

Friday, March 22 SANTA LUCIA at Waverley Hotel. FMI: cumberlandvillageworks.com.

Saturday, March 23 ODDS at Waverley Hotel. FMI: cumberlandvillageworks.com. NEW COUNTRY REHAB at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/ concerts. COMOX VALLEY CAMERA CLUB presents ImageFest 2013 at Sid Williams Theatre. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. 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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Saturday, Aug. 3

CHERYL BEAR at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Comox, 7 p.m. MARY-JO WOOD and friend

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


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For Latin funk, call on St. Lucia Full-on Latin funk. Playing major festivals and filling Vancouver’s biggest clubs, Santa Lucia has it dialed. Like a multi-ethnic gathering of friends, this seven-member band has created a sound that evokes the early days of Latin funk (Santana, War, etc.), while adding their own blend of rock and funk grooves. This addictive combination of Nuyorican Boogaloo, West Coast Funk and the everpresent Cuban grooves engulfs the stage with monstrous horns and bass, funky breaks, polyrhythmic beats and furious lyrics in English and Spanish. Santa Lucia released their third full-length album Suppressed Anthems (available on iTunes ) — a blend

KEVIN (TRASHY DUKE) Flesher leads the Dukes of Dodge into a St. Patrick’s Day gig at the Waverley.

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Another book by Dickson Strangers to the Land ends her autobiography Comox artist and writer Ruth Dickson will read from the recently published final book of her autobiography Strangers to the Land on March 20 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox from 1 to 3 p.m. Her new book precedes the other two volumes of her autobiography in time, and completes her remarkable life story. Strangers to the Land tells the story of her childhood as the daughter of a lighthouse keeper on a small island off Scotland and her family’s emigration to Saskatchewan. They became farmers, a life very different to that they had left. When, in the late 1930s, the family was forced to give up their farm and move to Vancouver, they again left much behind to seek jobs in the big city. Ruth was hired as a maid, often working as hard as she had on the farm. In Vancouver, she met George Dickson

and married. Ruth’s other two books in the series, Pebbles in the Stream – River Rocks, and Among the Blue Mountains, tell of living with her husband and children in logging camps on Vancouver Island. The autobiographies form a fascinating snapshot of life from the 1920s to the 1950s, often in remote areas with few conveniences. Ruth’s experiences

are reminders of a time when hard physical labour, courage and the ability to “make do” were essential. Ruth is 94 years old this year and still an active painter and writer. Her artwork shows regularly at the Pearl Ellis Gallery. Her latest book is available at the Pearl Ellis Gallery and the Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay. — Ruth Dickson

Join author Lindsay Elms for Above the Bush: A Century of Climbing on Vancouver Island 1912-2012 beginning at 7 p.m. on March 20 at the Courtenay and District Museum. This illustrated talk, based on the book of the same name, will look at the rich, and sometimes forgotten, climbing history of many important mountains on Vancouver Island. Above the Bush was written to commemorate the centenary of the Alpine Club of Canada’s Vancouver Island Section in 2012. The book contains transcripts of journal entries, diaries and

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION!

The Dukes of Dodge celebrate their fourth anniversary with a St. Patrick’s Day gig Saturday at the Waverley — the site of the band’s first show when it formed four years ago. “Here we are four years later,” said Kevin Flesher, also known as Trashy Duke, frontman of Cumberland’s own hillbilly pirate swamp orchestra. The lineup also features Gooey, Sweety, Pinky and Squeaky, along with special

guest Anela Kahiamoe. This year’s concert features a limerick contest. The Dukes will be joined by a 12-piece samba band, Samba Du Soleil of Salt Spring Island, which plays Brazilian carnival music. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Samba Du Soleil will host a free samba drumming workshop Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tsolum School at 2505 Smith Rd. at the Old Island Highway. The workshop is sponsored by Navigate Fine Arts ECademy.

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SPRING REGISTRATION Youth Sports Teams a Boon to Kids

The spring season heralds several things, including the start of many youth-based sporting activities. Little Leagues and Pee-Wee teams all across the country begin anew with eager anticipation from many children. Participation in a youth league has many advantages for children, primarily in the area of personal health. Playing a team sport is a fun way to introduce regular exercise to a child, which can help battle obesity and promote overall physical health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that obesity has tripled in recent years among the nation’s youth. The preva-

lence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 19.6 percent in 2008. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years increased from 5 percent to 18.1 percent. Obesity occurs when caloric intake exceeds energy use to burn off said calories. Instead of hitting the gym, youngsters can take to the field or the court and participate in a sport that will burn those calories and also offer other benefits. Another advantage to team sports is that they promote social interaction and can help a shy kid break out of his or her shell. Sports teams can

Comox Valley Women’s Fastball League is having an Recruitment Day for New Players April 7, 2013 at Diamond #1 Lewis Park, Courtenay at 1pm Open to all women 16 years of age and older. Want to play fastball? New to the area and want to find a team to play on? Used to play and want to play again? Play SloPitch and want to try Fastball? Come on out and throw the ball around, meet people & enjoy a fun game. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY FMI or to sign up: Contact Bobbi Turchenek at 250-339-4734 corbob@telus.net or Michele Haider mjhaider84@gmail.com For more info about the Comox Valley Women’s Fastball League: email cvwflscores@gmail.com

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SPRING REGISTRATION Prepare for the Road Ahead

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Glacier Kings even series Earle Couper Record Staff

RYLAN BALL KEEPS control of the puck after being knocked down by Quentin McShayne. Glacier Kings won 2-1 in overtime Tuesday. PHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings edged the Nanaimo Buccaneers 2-1 in overtime Tuesday to even their bestof-seven Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League semifinal playoff series at 2-2. Michael Pond netted the winner 1:25 into OT. The Glacier Kings led 1-0 after one on a Brandon Halls goal and the Bucs pulled even in the second courtesy of Garrett Dunlop. The series shifted to Nanaimo for game five on Thursday, with result unavailable at press time. Game six goes Saturday, March 16 in Courtenay with game time 7:30 p.m. at Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena No. 1. If

bie of the G-Kings second star and Large third star. The North Division winner will face the Victoria Cougars for the VIJHL championship. The Cougars – who were the regular season champs and posted the GAME 6 IN BEST-OF-7 best record in SATURDAY, MARCH 16 B.C. Jr. B hockey 7:30 P.M. SPORTS CENTRE #1 this season – dispatched the have all been decided by Saanich Braves 4-1 in the one goal. The teams split best-of-seven South Divia pair of 2-1 decisions in sion final. Nanaimo, with the Bucs The VIJHL champs will taking game three 6-5 on be joined by the KIJHL and March 9 in Courtenay. PJHL winners along with Tuesday night’s game the Glacier Kings when the saw the Yetis outshoot the Yetis host the Cyclone TayBucs 32-17 with Michael lor Cup (B.C. Jr. B champiHails picking up the win onship) from April 11-14 at and Cameron Large taking the Sports Centre. the loss. The B.C. champ advances Both teams went 0-for-5 to the Keystone Cup Weston the power play. ern Canadian Jr. B ChamPond earned first star pionship. honours with Michael Scosports@comoxvalleyrecord.com needed, game seven would be played Sunday, March 17 with puck drop 3 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo. The first four games in the North Division final

United through to cup final after shoot out win Earle Couper Record Staff

In front of their biggest home crowd of the season, the Comox Valley United men’s soccer team won their semifinal match in the Pearkes Challenge Cup against Vantreights of Victoria 1-0 in a penalty shoot out. This game was redemption for United as they played the ‘Treights twice last weekend in Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 3B league play; tying the first game 0-0 and suffering a disappointing loss 2-1 in the final minutes of game two. It was a grind for both sides to get the edge early in Sunday’s semifinal at lower Mark Isfeld field. Both sides had equal opportunties to gain control of the game, but the goalkeepers on both ends kept their teams level. The teams’ third meeting in eight days made for some spirited play, with the referee keeping a close watch on the proceedings. In the 65th minute centre back Brian Gage took an untimely penalty and was sent off with a red card, leaving United down a man for the rest of the game. No one knew at the time that the game would extend into extra time and

ACROBATIC SAVES BY Tyler Salmond (left) allowed the game to go into overtime and then penalty kicks. United celebrates (right) after Riley Murray scored the winner. PHOTOS BY EARLE COUPER then eventually penalty kicks, so United had to dig deep to keep the ‘Treights from scoring. Goalkeeper Tyler Salmond was the man of the match with some unbelievable saves, including two during the shoot out. A close second for United was centre back Dakota Garrett who made the play of the game in the second 15-minute overtime half.

Our teams played 300 minutes of exciting and determined soccer in eight days and there was very little difference determined from the outcome. They’re a very classsy team and we wish them the best in the cup final.

Vantreights’ manager Bill Murphy With Salmond out of his goal, Garrett fearlessly slid at the post to save both the first shot and then the

rebound of what appeared to be a sure goal. Salmond and his counterpart, Phil Gilbertson, shook

hands before the penalty kick shoot out began, and both stood tall. The tension mounted through five attempts by each team. Vantreights hit the post on their sixth shot, but Riley Murray made no mistake for United, and the celebration was on. “Our teams played 300 minutes of exciting and determined soccer in eight days and there was very

little difference determined from the outcome,” said Vantreights’ manager Bill Murphy. “They’re a very classy team and we wish them the best in the cup final.” United takes on Campbell River Golden Wings 3A at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at Royal Atheltic Stadium in Victoria in the final. The winner will be crowned the VISL Challenge Cup champions and earn a berth in the Provincial Cup. In league play, Comox Valley hosts Cordova Bay Red Barn Bobcats this Sunday, March 17 at 2:15 p.m. at Mark Isfeld. The teams are currently tied for second place with identical 10-2-4 records. United invites fans to come out and cheer them on. Follow the team online at Facebook.com/CVUnitedSoccerMen. THROW INS The Golden Wings are fifth in Div. 3A with a 5-7-5 record and have marched through Pearkes Challenge Cup play with wins of 11-0 over Lakers 4B, 5-1 over SFFC Active Earth 3A, 1-0 over Hellas 3B, 3-0 over Lakers 3B and 3-0 over Lake Hill DP 4C ... Div. 3B standings in Scoreboard, page B20 ... sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Over 30 soccer for women back Calling all women who love soccer, dreamed of playing soccer, or once dabbled in the sport – the second annual 30 Something Women’s Soccer season starts mid April, and registration is being held March 21. Lora Paul and Lisa Walwork, who jointly established the league, recognized the sport’s popularity in the Comox Valley, and saw a casual women’s league as a logical fit to add to the mix. “We wanted to create a league that would attract a range of skills; from those who have played for years to those who had never played, and offer a venue to enjoy the sport in a fun, social environment,” said Paul. The inaugural season did just that, seeing over 60 players register. “The diversity of players who signed up was amazing, and the result was a great group of mixed skilled players enjoying the sport,” said Walwork. With only one game

a week, the league lends itself to the busy lifestyle of most women. “Games run an hour and a half each Wednesday. The majority of the ladies who signed up the first year either worked full time, and/or had families and full plates. This provides them the opportunity to get out onto the field, have some fun and get some exercise, with it not being a major time commitment,” said Paul. The season runs April 17 to June 19, with 7-aside games each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the lower Mark Isfeld field. Registration is $40 and will be held at the Comox Valley United Soccer Club Clubhouse, 1701 Lerwick Rd. (by Valley View Elementary) March 21, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. FMI e-mail thirtysomethingsoccer@ gmail.com or check out the 30 Something Women’s Soccer Facebook site. – 30 Something Women’s Soccer

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BRYAN PAWLINA HAS landed a spot on the UBC T-Birds pitching staff and is working on landing a satellite back on Earth.

He’d always dreamed of venturing into space, and playing baseball along the way. Now he’s living both dreams. Accepted into University of British Columbia’s engineering program on an academic scholarship, Bryan Pawlina enjoyed his fourth and last season of PBL baseball with the Parksville Royals organization in 2012. He had planned on walking on for tryouts with the UBC Thunderbirds baseball team with the hope of maybe red shirting for the team his first season. But a phone call midAugust changed all that when an invitation to play for the T-Birds was received.

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Glacier King fan now part of team The Comox Val- makes the official ley Glacier Kings transition from a Glacier announced Tuesday lifelong that Affiliate Player Kings fan to a fullLiam Shaw from the time member of the Comox Valley will organization. “I’ve permanently join been watching this team since I was six the lineup. Shaw was called years old. To be able to join up by the this club ‘Kings I’ve been at this several stage in t i m e s watching this the seathrough- team since I son, it’s out the a dream Va n c o u - was six years c o m e ver Island old. To be able J u n i o r to join this club true,” he Hockey at this stage in said. G l a League c i e r s e a s o n the season, it’s Kings’ and had a dream come h e a d the big- true. coach Bill g e s t Liam Shaw R o t h e offensive isler is production out of all affili- excited to see Shaw in the blue and burates. In seven games gundy. “This was the with the Yetis this logical next step for season he scored both Liam and the three goals and one organization. Not only is Liam a talassist. Shaw, who was ented young player, recalled from the his contagious charNorth Island Silver- acter and pride for tips of the B.C. Major this particular club Midget League, pro- is unprecedented.” Game six of duced 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 the best-of-seven points in 40 games North Island Diviin his second sea- sion finals with the Buccason with the North Nanaimo Island’s top midget neers goes March 16 in Courtenay. team. – Comox Valley A native of the Glacier Kings Comox Valley, Shaw

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Biathlon club set to host relay race The ski season may be drawing to a close, but why let it end without a bang? Come over to the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club’s facilities for a spring relay race. This race will take place at the Mount Washington Nordic facilities on March 23. Practice and safety training will commence at 9 a.m. followed by the race at 11 a.m. The price is $20 cash for non-members and includes refreshments, use of a rifle, and ammunition. Registration is avail-

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Kickers kick it up a notch It was a big weekend for the Comox Valley Kickers rugby club. Last Saturday in light rain at Village Park in Cumberland the senior women second division side United came from the Lower Mainland to challenge the Kicker women, and the senior men first division team Cowichan came to take on the Kicker men. In 2013 the Kickers have proudly elevated each senior team, the men taking a step up to Vancouver Island First Division, and the women a step out into a wider Second Division competition that includes teams from the Lower Mainland. Bold moves intended to raise the bar for rugby players and rugby fans in the Valley. That bar was set high by the visitors in a four-hour display of rugby at its best. The women kicked off at 11:30 and from the first whistle the intimidation from the Kicker forward pack, including some bullying runs from Morgan Vankkerbroek and Sheryl Alexander, quickly forced United to adopt a wide ranging passing game, using phases of play to eventually outnumber the Kickers defence, a ploy that earned the visitors an early try. The home team quickly answered with Molly Florian employing a deft sidestep and a quick weaving run to go in under the posts, converting her own try. An U18 B.C. rep last year, Florian has recently played for the Crimson Tide and she posed an ever-present danger during the game, leading United to take care to deny Florian space whenever possible. With steady pressure and a somewhat lopsided penalty count, the score continued to widen for United, and despite excellent solid midfield tackles from the likes of Michelle Hamilton, United ran in four more tries. Late in the game the Kicker forwards took back the tight direct style and poured on the pressure, grinding all the way to within five metres of the try line. A tap penalty fed to Aimee Burley let her power through the defence to score a well-deserved late try. Final score 30-12 United. While the women enjoyed a post-game meal overlooking the Village Park field, the Kickers men went into battle against

COMOX VALLEY KICKER women Molly Florian and Dana Beirnes turned in strong performances against United. Cowichan, and what a battle it was. The high impact clash began with a crunching first hit up from Kicker #8 Ben Travena and continued in the same style for both teams.

and out of play looking to create some space and opportunity for the Kickers and his constant pressure started to turn the tide in the second half with captain Andrew Hextall

While the women enjoyed a post❝ game meal overlooking the Village Park field, the Kickers men went into battle against Cowichan, and what a battle it was. The high impact clash began with a crunching first hit up from Kicker #8 Ben Travena and continued in the same style for both teams.

Speed and urgency were the defining factors from the Cowichan Piggies, forcing the Kickers to elevate their own level of intensity as points started to mount for the visitors in the form of three tries run in after sustained attacks on the Kicker line. Rookie Kicker loose forward Brandon Hudson proved a real handful for Cowichan with his high work rate and hustle and in spite of his efforts the Kickers would not get on the scoreboard until the second half. Scrum half Mike Magee darted in

working his way through rare gaps in the Cowichan defence putting the Kickers on the front foot. Chris Ostertag made the most of his short time on the field and put the Kickers on the board with a 40-metre try that left an impressive trail of bodies felled by his destructive straight arm fend. Not a bad use of his lunch break and a boost for the Kickers in a rough game. With a number of veterans lost to injury, a few new Kicker players saw some action and although thrown

in the deep end they stayed keen and tenacious. Final score 39-5 Cowichan. It was an illuminating day for Kickers players and coaches. Tuesday and Thursday team practices will surely see higher attendance as each player looks to identify strengths and weaknesses in individual play and to work toward building an ever improving team. The Kickers women faced Velox in Victoria this past weekend (result unavailable at press time) and the men return to action this Saturday when they host the Nanaimo Hornets. The club gratefully acknowledges our team sponsors, Investors Group and Wedler Engineering; along with our club sponsors AFC Construction and Continual Palingenisis Social Media Solutions. Many thanks also to Bayview Chiropractic, Cummins Fencing, and Green Earth Carpet Cleaning without whose support rugby would not continue to flourish in the Comox Valley. – Comox Valley Kickers


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10-PIN BOWLING 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 Gribble 685 Ladies: High game scr Annette Jones 176 High game hdcp

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score board 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 #25 Team Q Y UK Plus 9.477 175.880 Blunder Ballz 9.271 140.712 The Buffs 9.122 155.376 EZ DUZ IT 7.054 148.467 Assoc. Team 3.207 169.539 Ryan’s Pizza 3.100 130.693 Scrm. Eagles 2.983 149.481 Teams High Scr Game UK Plus 947 High Hcp Game UK Plus 1186 High Scr Series UK Plus 2760 High Hcp Series UK Plus 3477 Individuals High Scr Game Doug Ellis 247, Mary Inrig 191 High Hcp Game Doug Ellis 275, Babs Andrews 242

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Brodsgaard new soccer development coordinator The Vancouver Island Premier League’s (VIPL) Steering Committee of the Upper Island Riptide franchise has hired Shel Brodsgaard as Soccer Development Coordinator. Brodsgaard’s vision for the future of the VIPL program and how it will be achieved in both the short and long term will be w e l comed by our memb e r clubs which BRODSGAARD include Comox Valley United Soccer Club, Powell River Soccer Association and Campbell River Soccer Association. Brodsgaard’s vision is to begin by creating and maintaining a high performance model for coaches and players, to support and guide our VIPL program and enhancing the quality of experiences for players, coaches, families and communities. He will also be assisting coaches in planning and implementing short term and multi-seasonal programs for technical, tactical and physical development and will oversee the process for player evaluations and be involved with coaching selection. The hiring of Brodsgaard as Soccer Development Coordinator works with our franchise’s budget without a large increase in perplayer cost. We welcome and look forward to having Mr. Brodsgaard continue to further our guiding principles consisting of: Attainability: An important developmental link in the chain that allows member players to move along a progressive pathway from the current Club/House system (Tier 4), up through the UISA Development league (Tier 3), into the regional VIPL program (Tier 2), and then onto the Vancouver Island Wave franchise of the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (Tier 1). Accessibility: Continue to being committed to attracting and retaining the most talented soccer players within the region, regardless of individual financial circumstances. P l a y e r- Fo c u s e d : Continue seeking to

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provide a top-quality developmental and age appropriate competitive environment that will allow all of its players to rise to the level of their abilities. This overarch-

Brodsgaard’s profile includes six years as Canadian Soccer Association National Teams goalkeeper coach, 18 years as a business owner and 15 years as a professional athlete.

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The Comox Valley’s reputation as a hotbed of volleyball talent was further enhanced this year by sterling performances by a pair of Camosun Chargers women’s players. Third-year left side Hilary Graham was named to the Pacific Western Athletic Association’s Second All Star Team while first-year middle Natalie DeLange was named to the PacWest All-Rookie Team. Graham, a Mark Isfeld grad, was fourth in the PacWest in kills with 269, which was also good enough for 10th in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association. Graham was eighth in PacWest aces with 36th, helping her to an impressive fourth-place overall in total offensive stats. “It seems like a natural progression for Hilary to achieve league All-Star recognition in her third season as a Charger,” said Camosun coach Chris Dahl. “Her ascension in the sport in built upon a foundation of discipline and hard work. “Not only has she increased her stature and recognition within the league as an All-Star, a PacWest Athlete of the Week in season, and

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amongst the league leaders statistically, she also serves as our captain and a leader on and off the court,” Dahl told the Record. “You can build programs

on the backs of incredible young people like Hilary and that’s exactly what we’re doing here at Camosun. Hilary and her teammates have pointed us in

the right direction and we’re on the verge of raising the bar. She will see great things transpire during her career as a Charger and deservedly so.” Meanwhile DeLange, a G.P Vanier grad, made an immediate impression with the Chargers this season, finishing with 38 kills (12th in PacWest) and 26 aces (16th in PacWest). “Natalie’s first season in the PacWest not only earned recognition on the All-Rookie team, but also made a strong case for Rookie of the Year honours,” Dahl said. “Natalie brings an incredible amount of athleticism to the court and supplements her natural abilities with a work ethic and attitude that is a joy to coach. “It is a testament to Natalie’s abilities and demeanour that as a coach I look forward to the next training session as quickly as the previous one ends. As impressive as her accomplishments to date are, the possibilities for Natalie are tremendous. Her rate of development is beyond expectation,” Dahl added. The Chargers finished fifth in the seven-team PacWest league this season and made an early exit from the provincials. But with Graham and DeLange in his lineup, Dahl is looking forward for bigger and better things for his Victoria team in the seasons to come. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Curlers‘cowboy up’ at entertaining men’s bonspiel The Comox Valley Curling Club put on a party this past weekend as they hosted the first ever Wild, Wild West Men’s Bonspiel, with signature sponsor Royal LePage of Courtenay. The club was decked out with bison skulls from Black Creek, wagon wheels from Merville and saddles, tack, ropes and bales of hay, compliments of our neighbours at the barn. There were cowboys hitting the trail from Victoria, Vancouver and Campbell River. Not to mention the cowgirls doing a tremendous job behind the scenes keeping the draw in order, flipping flapjacks, helping with the bar duties and general clean-up around the club. Art Meyers of Royal LePage and Ron Schmidt (Assente Wealth Management) provided the entertainment on Friday evening as they introduced teams to the Calcutta and pried open the wallets of cautious bidders. Art is a great

storyteller, with a sense of humour that was contagious and enjoyed by all. Saturday afternoon featured the skills competition shootout. After a physically demanding process of getting rocks down the sheet, in a hurry, Tony Pisto (Scotia McLeod) made his final shot and walked away with the prize, a seven-inch tablet. Then the dinner bell rang and our own Comox Valley Caterers served a fabulous prime rib dinner. Thanks Mark, Becky and crew. When the dust cleared on Sunday it came down to the semifinals and final games. Only the 16 qualifiers remained in the competition and it was time to say “happy trails” to those heading home. The Assente Wealth Management A event was certainly the barnburner everyone expected it to be as a pair of teams well known to each other faced off. In the eighth end it had

RON SCHMIDT OF Assente Wealth Management presents the A event trophy to Ray Michell, John LaPoint, Jade Jensen and Don Pennell. the makings of an extra end but Ray Michell with John LaPoint, Jade Jensen and Don Pennell were able

to secure the win over Ron Schmidt with Ray’s final shot. Ron had defeated local Tracy Branch in the semi

while Ray handled Gerry Labbe of Campbell River. We welcome our new B event sponsor, ABC Printing and Signs and there was another exciting final game that did go the full distance with an extra end. Local Richard Tanguay, Andy Quant, Fred Pugh and skip’s son Eric Tanguay, claimed the hardware over Campbell River’s Daryl Knowles putting Randy Wiwchar and Cody Hall third and fourth. Rick Thomson of Colonial Countertops was asked to present himself the C event trophy after a rematch against local Terry Kirkoski. “We played these guys our first game Friday and didn’t do so well, so we were looking forward to the second chance,” said a teammate of the Wayne Harris, Rick Thompson, Alan deJersey and Chuck Cave squad. The win left Jack Holden at third and Dean Hodgson fourth. The D event sponsored

by Scotia McLeod came down to a Courtenay/Campbell River duel that saw the May rink skipped by Ed Schmuland with Kevin May, Blaire Bezaire and Travis Hartling come out on top over Silvio Alberti. Brian Gisel of Victoria and local Mike Imrie claimed third and fourth. The bonspiel committee worked hard to provide this special weekend and succeeded in their goal to raise the bar for future men’s curling events, they deserve tremendous praise for their efforts. Coupled with that is the support we saw from the community and from within the club. The bonspiel thanks everyone who gave up some time to help out. “We thank all sponsors old and new for jumping on the buckboard in support of this annual Men’s Curling Bonspiel,” an event spokesperson said. – Comox Valley Men’s Curling Bonspiel


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Hoops camps on tap The Comox Valley is hosting three basketball ventures, all designed to help step up the level of play here in the North Island for boys and girls. The 23rd annual Thunderball Basketball League for Grade 4, 5, 6, and 7 boys and girls will start on April 14. This is a Sunday league that has three separate divisions: Grade 4 and 5 boys and girls mixed, who play at Lake Trail Middle School; a Grade 6 and 7 girls league at G.P. Vanier; and a Grade 6 and 7 boys league that also runs at G.P. Vanier on Sunday mornings. Blake Tobacca again will be spearheading the proceedings at Lake Trail, while Larry Street and Tony Edwards will oversee the development at G.P. Vanier. Many local players from the high schools are the coaches, as well as keen parents. Sign up for this league is on two nights: Monday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 20 at G.P. Vanier by the gym from 6 to 8 p.m. both nights. You can also register by contacting larrystreetcar@ gmail.com and a form will be sent to you. All the schools and community centres have registration forms available as well. The annual Run and Gun basketball league for Grade 8 and 9 boys starts April 9 at G.P. Vanier. This league runs on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. and all players get two games per night. The league has players from all over the Valley and from Campbell River. Sign up is on the first and second nights – April 9 and 11. Finally, all boys under 15 as of Jan. 1, 2013 (basically Grade 9s) are eligible to come to a Basketball B.C. tryout camp at G.P. Vanier. The camp runs Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. both evenings, and the head coach for the North Island team this year is again Larry Street from Vanier. Interested parties can register online with Basketball.bc.ca or contact larrystreetcar@gmail.com. – Comox Valley Basketball

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Jamboree lots of fun G.P. Vanier hosted the seventh annual Elementary School Basketball Jamboree this past week for Grade 6 and 7 boys and girls in School District #71, and there was plenty of rah-rah, screaming and hollering, bruised egos, bruised knees, parental cheering, missed shots and winning shots throughout the two-day event. On Tuesday, March 5 12 girls teams went at it on the two courts simultaneously in the Towhee gym Games started at 12:15 p.m., and after 20 games ending at 7:45 p.m. Robb Road of Comox was the girls champion,

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was looking out the window the other day and I realized the grass was getting long enough to cut and for some reason I thought of the often quoted saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;Herring are the grass of the seas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; everybody eats them from small fish and birds that feed on the roe and the little herring all the way up the ecosystem to salmon, halibut, lingcod, whales, seals, sea lions and people.â&#x20AC;? There is no stage in the life of a herring that some creature isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trying to make a meal of them. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s herring fishing was a little different in that there was a significant food fishery that was combined with the bait fishery. The food aspects of the fishery caught my attention because I feel it is morally more defensible than the roe herring fishery where only the roe from the females is used directly as human food. The herring fishery at the commercial level deals in thousands of tons caught by seine boats and gillnets. So if you feel inclined to go out and catch your daily quota of 20kg for bait or pickled herring, you are not having a measurable impact on the stocks. The personal use of herring by recreational anglers is a tiny fraction of the catch. There is more than one set of figures on the biomass of the Strait of Georgia stocks this year but from what I understand the season

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RALPH SHAW was set on an estimated biomass of approximately 91,500 tons with a planned harvest rate of 20 per cent for all users. To date the best catch figures I was able to get are as follows: â&#x20AC;˘ Food and bait 4,400 tons â&#x20AC;˘ Roe herring - Gillnets - 6,530 tons, which is over their quota of 6,350 tons. â&#x20AC;˘ Roe herring Seines - 4,600 tons which is under their quota of 6,650 tons and they are still fishing as of this writing. If the seine boats take their quota in the next few weeks, the total for the commercial fishery will be in the neighbourhood of 18,000 tons or close to

the 20 per cent of the estimated biomass. Each year the fishery takes place in different areas of the Georgia Strait. Most of the fish in the 2012 fishery were taken in water south of Area 14. This year a major portion of the fishery took place in Area14 waters, much of it in the waters around Denman and Hornby islands. Pacific herring stocks are in low numbers generally throughout the coast. Of the five coastal regions where we harvest herring, ours is by far the largest, with only a small commercial harvest in the Prince Rupert area. We are assured by Fisheries and Oceans Canada that the fish

are currently in a low cycle and as long as they keep the harvest below 20 per cent in the stocks that allow a fishery, all will be well. In the past we have had this type of assurance and threatened stocks have not come back. Many fish stocks throughout the world are overfished and in severe states of decline. Our federal government is cutting back on numerous types of support services that contributed to the management of our marine fisheries At many stages in the lives of most salmon, herring play the role similar to alfalfa, hay, or grain we use in our meat industry. Without the â&#x20AC;&#x153;herring grass of the seaâ&#x20AC;? contribution to the food

web we would have few salmon. Oceans are warming up caused by climate change. I have been attending a series of lectures sponsored by Elder College at North Island College. The chemistry of our ocean waters in the Strait of Georgia is becoming more acidic. It has serious implications for shellfish and other species. Among the problems starting to appear is the importance of growing food locally. In the 2013 commercial herring fishery we harvested about 4,000 tons of herring for food. As the importance of growing our food locally increases, can we look forward to harvesting less fish for roe and more for food? Over the years I have bought quite a lot of locally produced herring for bait. As part of my research for this column I bought four

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1913-2013 Betty passed away peacefully on March 10th and we are grateful that she had many opportunities to visit with her family before she passed. She will be dearly missed by her son Ken (Deborah) and her daughter Kitty (Johnny), her grandchildren Sherry (Ray), Wendy, and Ken, as well as her great grandchildren Jonathan, Courtenay (Ian) and Christian and her great great-grandchildren, especially Ricki and Carson whose visits delighted her. Betty was born in Vancouver and spent her early-married years on a dairy farm in Langley where she raised her children and worked hard to keep the farm running successfully. In the early 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s she moved to Powell River to start a new life and it was here that she found her calling as the owner of a thriving flower shop. Betty loved Powell River and she enjoyed a good life there as her family grew. In 2003, she moved to Comox Valley for health reasons and in 2009 she moved into the Views in Comox. Betty made many friends among staff and residents and she actively participated in all of the activities. She was happy there and appreciated all that was done for her. She will be missed by her close friend Bernice with whom she formed a strong bond. We will remember Betty for her quick mind, her good heart, her down to earth sensibilities, and her inner strength. There will be no service at Bettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request.

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Jean (John) Carriere January 13, 1951 to February 28, 2013

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Jean Lucien Carriere affectionately known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in his 62nd year lost his battle with NonHodgkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lymphoma at Vancouver General Hospital on February 28, 2013 with his loving wife by his side. Born in St Hyacinthe Quebec on January 13, 1951 he is predeceased by his father Florent Carriere and both his maternal and paternal grandparents. Jean joined the Canadian Forces in 1969 serving as an admin clerk in the Canadian Airborne Regiment until 1975. After a short posting in Bermuda he was accepted into the SAR Tech trade graduating from his course in 1978. He served his country for 33 years retiring as a Warrant Officer in 2002. Norma and Jean were married on March 26, 1983 in Summerside PEI and were posted to Comox in June 1983. The joy of their lives Michael was born in 1984. After spending 5 years in Comox and the next 3 years in Victoria they decided to make the Comox Valley their retirement home. They were to celebrate 30 years of marriage this coming March 26th. Jean is survived by his loving and devoted wife Norma (nee Hassard) and son Michael (Lisa) and twin grandsons Noah and Jude (born January 18, 2012); Normaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother Robert niece Lauren (Kati) and nephew Todd (Julie). Also survived by his mother Giselle, sisters Lise (ChristianTisluk) and Danielle (Luc); brothers Andre (Martine), Yves (Mary), Denis, and many nieces nephews and aunts. Special thanks to Dr Matous for his kind professional care and all of our Zeballos Drive neighbours for their never ending support. A Celebration of Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life/Poppy Service will be held on Wed March 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm at 888 Wing 1298 Military Row Comox BC. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Please join us in remembering Jean by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral. com

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Jona Johnson (nee Paulson) April 26, 1926 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 11, 2013 Jona passed away at home surrounded by her loving and supportive family. Jona was born and raised in Glenboro, Manitoba, where she and her husband Ben, farmed and raised four daughters. She was trained as a teacher and taught for some years around Manitoba and Alberta before marrying in 1953, and starting her family. She was active in 4-H and curling, and enjoyed knitting and baking. They moved to the Comox Valley in August of 1974. Jona was a long-time member of the Evergreen Centre, where she enjoyed tube painting and playing bridge, and she was known for her Icelandic brown bread. She sang with the Clef Hangers and the Sweet Adelines. She always enjoyed watching curling and baseball, cheering on the Blue Jays. The family would like to thank the following people for their caring support and assistance over the years: Dr. Wiens and Dr. Winter and their clinic staff; VIHA Home Support and Home Care nurses; the pharmacists at Shoppers Drug Mart. Jona is predeceased by her husband, Ben. She is survived by her daughters Louise Johnson (David Netterville), Cindy Sutherland (Dave), Peggy Johnson (Danny Clair), and Judy Johnson (Sean Mooney), her grandchildren Dylan, Nicholas, and Moriah Sutherland, and Gala and Lena Stewart, and several nieces and nephews. If you want to pay your respects, the family will be having a come-and-go tea at 1952 Tull Avenue in Courtenay on Monday, March 18, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

GERTRUDE (GERTIE) GOUGH Born in Pender Harbour, BC, July 14, 1921, to Robert & Dorothy Edwardson, our Mom, Granny, Grandma, Granny Great, skipped over the rainbow bridge the afternoon of March 6, 2013 leaving her children to celebrate her long and happy life in gratitude. We will miss the innate wisdom and wonderful sense of humour that carried Mom through the joys and trials of raising 9 children from 1942 through the 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. There is no doubt that Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stamina and light hearted approach to life taught us much about how we meet lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joys and challenges. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Frank Gough, who she missed dearly since his passing 11 years ago, she is survived by all 9 of her children; Frank (Diane) Gough, Marlene Gough, Gord (Sue) Gough, Dorothy Johnson (Bruce), Carolyn Larson, Mike Gough, Sandy Muzyka (Mark), Doug Gough, Evan Gough (Sharon) plus her 11 beloved grandchildren; Nathan (Wendy), Danielle (Mike), Angeline (Richard), Rob (Delane), Tammy, Dwayne (Sarah), Darren, Kyla (Matthias), Matthew, Shaun (Alana) & Jaiden. Also mourning her passing are her two sisters, Myrtle and Dolly (Doug) plus 13 great grandchildren, as well as friends and extended family. We remember and honour mom for her love of family without exception and all she did, every day, without complaint. We have warm memories of such things as berry picking, her exceptional pies, family picnics, and in later years, watching hockey with her as she was a most passionate fan. Although her light was fading the last few years, family visits and a good hockey game could still bring her spark back and she will remain in our hearts with a bright twinkle in her eye and a ready giggle. Our bushels of thanks go to Abbeyfield House for her happy years there until her move to The Views at St Josephs where she was treated with kindness, love and dignity to the end, to Dr. Musgrave for his care over the years, and to Dr. Gee for his kindness and guidance from the time he met her until the sunshine left her face. Our family invites those who knew and loved her to join us for an open house Celebration of Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life Saturday, March 16th from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at her daughter Carolynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house, 556 Andrew Ave, Comox, BC

George A. Reid January 30, 1923- February 12, 2013 It is with great sadness to announce the passing of George who went peacefully with his loving wife, Paula at his side. George was born in North Vancouver on January 30, 1923. He enlisted in the army at 19 years old and participated with the Seaforth Highlanders during the invasion of Italy. After World War II he joined the Reserve Army and had a career of 30 years with the North Vancouver Fire Department and retired as a Captain. He enjoyed traveling, building, carving and an author of his book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Speedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s War.â&#x20AC;? He lived a full, busy and happy life. A Celebration of Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay, April 6, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

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Dennis Allen Flint

, 66 of Courtenay, BC, passed away peacefully on March 9 2013 surrounded by family following a long struggle with heart disease. Denny is survived by his devoted wife of 44 years Heather, children Jenna Ledingham-Reid (Gordon) of Courtenay, Julia Nicole Gilbert (Jason) of Abbotsford BC, Cpl. Nathan Flint of CFB Petawawa, and Katie Flint of Courtenay, grandchildren Tyler, Madeline, Hannah, Kennedy, Clarissa, Zoe, Hayden and Gabriel. Predeceased by his parents Victor and Ethel Flint (Freeborn) of Victoria and daughter Megan (1971). In 1986 after a career teaching high school music, he joined the ranks of the RCMP. Posted initially to Surrey BC, Denny demonstrated a gift for working with young people and quickly developed a reputation for integrity. His passion for the job earned him respect in Surrey, Whalley, Hornby Island, Mount Washington, Comox Valley and eventually the North Island Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU). Cheerful, enthusiastic and generous, Denny was deeply involved with the communities he lived in. A believer in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;giving backâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Denny served as a volunteer Firefighter and Paramedic (Gold River), Auxiliary Police (Nelson, BC), Search and Rescue (Comox), and was active on the boards of Y.A.N.A. and the Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arche Society. Service will be held at Comox United Church 1:30pm Saturday 16 2013. No flowers please. Donations to Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arche Comox Valley, 1736 England Ave. Courtenay BC V9N 2P6.

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Eva Frances (Shearer) Rowed January 6, 1924- March 7, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she moved to B.C. after marrying our father Ivan Rowed, first settling in Britannia Beach and then moving to the Comox Valley in 1954. She single handedly raise her family after our fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing by doing custodian (self employed) work for various shops and businesses in the downtown core for years until her retirement. Mom was a very kind and gentle person, a loving grandma and greatgrandma. She will be forever missed by her four children Donna Wynne (Denny), Ian Rowed (Chris), Neil Rowed (Barb) and Mary Rowed, also greatly missed by her four grandchildren Debby, David, Kirstyn and Kimberly, her eight great-grandchildren Brennen & Bryce, Jaymee & Justin, Gabe, Ethan, Liam and Zaley. Forever in our hearts

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Born as Helena Dyck in Harris Saskatchewan on October 24, 1924 she weighed in at 1 pound and was kept warm on the oven door at home. Growing up she was not always content with the Status Quo, sometimes an instigator, but always willing to break with tradition. Moving across the prairies she met and married her Bible School Teacher and her love Abe Koop, they continued on to BC where she had six boys and 17 grandchildren. Widowed in 1993, married a second time in 1999 to Harry Clark, enjoyed another Love, retirement, and wonderful friends. Widowed again in August 2012 and left us to be with the Lord on December 4. Her passion of art evident in the many pieces left in charcoal, acrylics, and oil. She loved the water and spent many years in synchronized swimming, practicing, having fun, and competing. Her love of music has left many memories of her ďŹ lling the house with wonderful melodies on the piano amidst a Heavenly smell of fresh baking. High on her list was going out for lunch with Harry and reading while she could. From the very small beginning grew a great heart and we were blessed to have had her and to know her. A daughter, a sister, a mother, a wife, a grandmother, a teacher, a great-grandmother, a conďŹ dant, and a friend. She lived, she laughed, she loved, and we grieve. Memorial to be held April 13th at Sardis Fellowship Baptist Church Wells Rd. Chilliwack 12:00 noon.

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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.

Start your Health Care Career in less than a year! Study online or on campus Nursing Unit Clerk – 6 months - Work in the heart of the hospital Pharmacy Technician – 8 months - The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Medical Transcriptionist – 9 months - Work online or in hospitals Financial Aid available • PCTIA and CCAPP accredited

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Seeking experienced - Swampers - Rock truck drivers - Driller/Blasters - Grade hoe operators for logging road construction on Vancouver Island. Competitive wage & benefit package. TEL: 250-286-1148 FAX: 250-286-3546 kdcon@telus.net

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Request For Quotations Active Comox Valley Coordinator The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is seeking quotations for a contractor to provide the services of Active Comox Valley Coordinator. For a detailed scope of services and quotation instructions visit the RD Bid page at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca Quotation deadline is 2pm Pacific time Tue., March 26 CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

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Puntledge RV Campground Manager req’d for the Puntledge RV Campground. Must have managerial experience and Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma, accounting skills, computer skills, reliable, friendly, valid driver’s licence, own truck and physically fit. Job description available & resumes accepted at: K’ómoks 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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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. Qualifications: Bachelor’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 – Incentive Level AND Successful completion of the Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Instructor’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 Seniors Village RCAs & RN’s Casuals required IMMEDIATELY Comox Valley Seniors Village, located in Courtenay, currently has IMMEDIATE VACANCIES for qualified & motivated RCAs and RN’s for Casual positions, Day/ Evening/Night shifts all available IMMEDIATELY. RCA Applicants must possess a recognized care aide certificate or diploma and be registered with CACHWR. RN Applicants must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing with current active registration with CRNBC, BSN preferred. Please submit your resume IMMEDIATELY, in the strictest confidence, via our website at www.retirementconcepts.com/careers While we appreciate all applications, please note only those short listed will be contacted. Retirement Concepts is an equal opportunity employer.

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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:

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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.

Coordinator Young Parent Program

Start Date: Late August 2013. TNTLS is seeking a qualified individual to administer the

Today ‘N’ Tomorrow Young Parent Program – an education-based program that provides educational, childcare, outreach, health and parenting support to young parents in School District no. 71 (Comox Valley), who wish to continue their education. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating a team of educational, health and childcare professionals to support young parents in fulfilling their parenting roles and educational goals. Qualifications are required but an equivalent combination of training and experience may be accepted. Diploma in Early Childhood Education/Bachelor of Child and Youth Care or related field. Minimum two years’ experience working with young parents. Applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Committee of the Today ‘N’ Tomorrow Learning Society at tntls.hr@gmail.com by April 5th, 2013. Only those applicants who will be interviewed will be contacted.


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HOUSES FOR SALE

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

I OFFER a comfy couch in a cozy home for your dog. Whether it be a day, week or month your dog will receive all the love and exercise it needs for healthy, happy days at http://comoxpetsitting.com. 250-941-1946

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE UNDER $499

RED CEDAR Boards. Beautiful old growth vertical grain, air-dried. Instrument grade wood. 500 pieces (approx. 1300bd.ft). Call 250-338-7324

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

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1993 FORD Escort. Runs Great! New Battery. $500 ďŹ rm. Please call 250-338-5876

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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

FRIENDLY FRANK

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

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

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

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO

14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; STEEL framed trampoline no mat, w/pads. $150. Call (250)339-1877.

FUEL/FIREWOOD *250-336-8731* Full cords cut/split & delivered, rounds also available. Discounts on 2 or more cords. Order yours today!

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES NATURALLY CLEAN. All natural products. Spring cleaning specials. (778)585-2287.

#250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. All Fir available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beautiful Dry Firewoodâ&#x20AC;? Comox Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers legally obtained ďŹ rewood from private land. Thank- you for supporting your local small business. Ph. Bill 250-337-8299 cell 250-897-8101 FIREWOOD SHORTS. Gravel truck loads. 3-4 cords $250.00 call 250-338-7799 JASONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FIREWOOD, split & delivered, seasoned. $150/cord. Call 250-650-6761. 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

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

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

KITCHEN CABINETS

CHESTERFIELD, LOVE Seat, Chair and Stool - maple wood frame rose colour cushions. In excellent condition. $250. Call 250-338-6970

ocean pacific realty $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.

Property Management

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).

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

CONDOS / SUITES / APARTMENTS

REDUCED! COURTENAY 2 bdrm, 1 bath, modular home. Very clean, new carpet. Must See! $146,500. Call 250-3343960.

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

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

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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.

Garage Sales

MISC SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE OCEANSIDE MOVING Local & Long Distance Moves. Bonded & Insured. Call (250)248-7902

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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!!

OAK WALLCLOCK brass pendulum and weights. three chimes 43x15â&#x20AC;? price $350. Brothers sewing machine $30. 250-897-1103.

AFFORDABLE custom cabinetry, countertops and refacing. 250-850-9915 www.coastcabinetry.ca

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

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

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

GARDEN EQUIPMENT WANTED: Gas Trimmer. Please (250)339-3396

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FOR SALE: Light green Bumbo, 3 in 1 car walker, Ride-on ďŹ re truck, large bag of mega blocks. Call 250-339-3396 GOLFERS SPECIAL, 1994 Yamaha golf cart, gas engine, new battery and tires. Very good shape, $1795 obo. Call Richard (250)871-2933. VIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

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.

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GARAGE SALES

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COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

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TOWNHOUSES / DUPLEXES COUSINS ROAD DUPLEX

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

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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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.

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)

COURTENAY BRIGHT 2 bdrm home. NS/NP. $1050. Avail Apr 1. (250)941-4481.

FANNY BAY: 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. F/P. Pet upon approval. $775. (250)650-7312.

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HOMES FOR RENT

COMPLETELY RENOVATED & landscaped 1350sq ft rancher within walking distance to Beaver Lodge trails. 3 bdrm/2 bth(incl. full ensuite). Single car garage. Lg fully fenced & private bk yrd. incl. mature trees, plants & pond. A few of the interior updates incl. new kitchen, bthrms, ďŹ&#x201A;ooring (heated tile throughout kitchen, dining room, & large laundry rm. Hand scraped laminate through rest of house. New appliances, light ďŹ xtures, paint, etc. Asking $255,000.00. Call 250-204-3842 or email fernandesma@live.com

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell? Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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Apartmentsâ&#x20AC;˘Condosâ&#x20AC;˘Suites 2325 B VALLEYVIEW DR. 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 appls, $850/mth Inc utilities Avail. Immd. 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

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HOMES FOR RENT BLACK CREEK, 2 bdrm suite, 4 appls. N/P, Hydro incld, Refs $750/mo w/1yr lease $800 w/ 6 mo. lease 337-5310 COURTENAY: 2 bdrm mobile home on Braidwood Road. Clean, NP/NS. Refs req. $700. Call (250)339-7566.

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

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.

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.

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.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1 MONTH FREE. Large 2 BDRM. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! $750/mo. Call 250-334-4646. COMOX RENOVATED Close to base/ college Studio $600/mo Avail Now. 702-5339 Courtenay 1-Bedroom apartment for rent. $725/mo incl. heat, hydro. Avail. Apr. 1st. Please call 250-897-8885 for more information. MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. OFFICE Space for rent in Professional Building - downtown core Courtenay - $600.00 per month plus HST. Please call 250-338-6766 during business hours. PUNTLEDGE TERRACE. 205 1st St. Courtenay on the River. 2 bdrms w/loft, 2 bath, 5 appls., woodstove, N/S, N/P, adult orientated. $1000. Avail Apr. 15, 250-339-3638

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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.

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

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

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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. 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

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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

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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.

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For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

TOWNHOUSES TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay Attractive 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enjoy new appliances, 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

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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.

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

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 FAMILY HOME! North East Ctny 5 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, 7 appls, gas F/P, double garage, fenced yrd, N/S, pet neg. w/ref., landscaping incl. Avail. Mar. 15 - $1,800/mth Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 2-147 Stewart St 3 bed, 1.5 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 appls., $1050/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 1471 Krebs Cres. 3 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls., $1200/mth Avail. May 1

SUITES, UPPER ROYSTON, BRAND new detached carriage house, upper level, located in Eagle View Estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 850 sq ft, 2 bdrms, gas F/P, priv deck, $1100 mo incls Hydro and all appls. Must have refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, N/S, N/P, no parties, April. 1st. (250)400-2964.

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

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1997 31ft Embassy Motor Home Ford 460. Good condition no smoking, no pets, under 80,000 km. $17,000. 250-338-6837

www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, and 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom ďŹ nishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed & Apr. 1 rents from $900/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 Trumpeterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Apr. 1. - $650/mth. Call Res Mgr. 334-8602 CLOSE TO COLLEGE two level townhouse, 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, carport, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $850/mth 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 ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, basic cable incl., N/S, no pets. Avail. Apr.1 - $725/mth. Call Res. Mgr. 334-8602

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1997 SILVER Honda Civic Hatchback, 80,000 KMS, brand new Nokian tires, very clean, $4500 obo. Call (250)202-1124

WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING THE NEWS, readers of the Comox Valley Record are number one. They enjoy packing a copy of their favourite hometown newspaper with them as they travel the globe to celebrate special occasions, visit friends and family, enjoy a relaxing vacation or see some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many historical and geographical landmarks.

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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 23â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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

2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

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

98,000 KMS. Ford Explorer XLS. 4 Doors + Extras. $7100. Call 250-287-2009.

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

1992 NISSAN Stanza LE. Power breaks, steering, windows. New breaks. Complete tune up. Good tires. $2400 O.B.O. 250-204-6411. 2000 TOYOTA ECHO, automatic, four door, air conditioned, gold, tires 2012, regularly maintained, less than 184, 000 km. $3699 250-3399613. 2002 Nissan Maxima 180,000 hwy Km, V6, 3.5 liter engine, summer and winter tires all on rims, complete new brakes, new spark plugs, well maintained, immaculate, reliable, silver blue colour, one owner, all maintenance records $4200 obo. 250-334-4686

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

2003 WIND STAR VAN. Automatic remote starter, Bruno lift. Comes with or without scooter. 147,400 km. Fully inspected. $6500. (250)338-1961.

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

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

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

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

250-890-9262

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

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

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Sunday Celebration

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

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Comox Valley Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

An Affirming Ministry

Comox Avenue at 250 Beach Dr.

www.centralchurchefc.com

www.comoxunitedchurch.com | 250-339-3966

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 Hearing Assistance

@ 10:30 am

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

Sunday Worship and Children & Youth Program 10 am Saturday Service 5 pm Full Wheelchair Access

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

Email: cxunited@telus.net

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

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Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN 725 Aspen Rd., Comox

2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

Service 10:30am Sunday, March 17

“A place for you: John 14:2

Guest Speaker: Rev. Murray Etty

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

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