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MARK AND DANIELLE Duncan have expressed interest in a new City of Courtenay program that encourages downtown business owners to improve their storefronts. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

City helping owners to improve storefronts Renee Andor Record Staff

Comox Valley residents could soon see some spiffed-up storefronts in downtown Courtenay. The Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association (DCBIA) recently announced its Façade Improvement Program, which gives downtown business owners and building owners a chance to receive grants for up to half of their storefront improvement costs to a maximum of $5,000. DCBIA executive director Kim Stubblefield notes members haven’t had long to ponder the incentive, as it was announced only last month, but already she’s had a number of inquiries. “The people who have inquired

have been really excited about it, the idea that it could really make a difference between them being able to upgrade their façades or not,” she says. The money will come from DCBIA members themselves via a special property tax levy applied to properties in the downtown core area, as it has been for years to generate funding for the DCBIA budget. According to DCBIA vice-president Deana Simkin, $10,000 has been set aside for the grants in the 2013 DCBIA budget. Danielle Duncan, who owns the Union Street Grill & Grotto with her husband Mark, is one of the people who inquired about the program so far. “Mark and I are looking at putting in an application for the

grant in order to do some needed maintenance to the front of our building,” said Danielle, noting they need to do some repainting and replace some siding on the front of their building. “This incentive has made us think about spending more and making a commitment to getting the project done this year. “We are now considering using more expensive materials, that would last longer, because of the incentive.” She added they are also thinking about changes to their signage and buying some custom flags to hang outside the restaurant. Adding to the incentive, the City of Courtenay will likely reduce development permit fees for renovations in the downtown core from $1,000 to $100. Coun-

cillors praised the recommendation and unanimously gave the amended bylaw first, second and third reading. The bylaw is expected to come back for final reading in early April. Coun. Manno Theos noted façade upgrades, like the one at Glacier View Plaza on Cliffe Avenue, can make a big difference. “These facelifts bring these buildings back to life and hopefully it’ll do the same for many of the buildings in the downtown area,” said Theos, adding the combined incentives could really help. “Along with the fees being reduced, the incentive of up to $5,000 to make the overall improvements on the façades is really going to potentially make a difference if people take advan... see CHANGE ■ A2

An $18,000 grant from the BC Arts Council helps to bring stability to the Comox Valley Art Gallery, says its administrator. The BCAC earlier this year approved nearly $117,000 to support arts and culture in the Comox Valley. The money is a “huge help,” enabling CVAG to progress on its strategic plan and to stabilize as an organization, says gallery administrator Sharon Karsten. “We’re finally able to move forward as opposed to just treading water,” she said. The gallery had been crippled in recent years by an accumulating debt. By last May, Karsten said CVAG was no longer in a deficit position but was nevertheless in danger of returning to a deficit. The galley had therefore scaled back staff hours, and forwarded a request to the community for support. The plea generated a couple thousand dollars. Since then, CVAG has received “positive funding results” from the arts council and the City of Courtenay. On a cautionary note, Karsten notes the annual gaming grant that normally arrives in September is still outstanding, which makes budgeting difficult. The gallery received $25,000 last year. It had previously been reduced to $6,000. “What we now need to do is make sure that’s sustainable,” Karsten said. “It’s a bit of a vol... see STAFFING ■ A2

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atile situation with gaming.” Some staffing hours have been reinstated as the gallery is “cautiously moving forward,” she added. The strategic plan is at www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com. The current main exhibit is Towards Grace, a members’ show that runs until April 20. An artist talk is being held this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery at 580 Duncan Ave. in downtown Courtenay. A Youth Media Project dubbed

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A Canadian Forces member based at 19 Wing Comox has been convicted of accessing and possessing child pornography. Capt. Glen Engebretson, 46, of Comox was found guilty of one count of accessing child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, following an April 2010 raid of his home. Comox Valley RCMP and members of the B.C. Internet Child Exploitation (ICE)

house. Each charge carries a maximum of five years imprisonment.

began in August 2012. A date for sentencing is scheduled to be set Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Courtenay court-

unit and the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police searched Engebretson’s home and seized two computers, finding around 150 videos and 120 images that are classified as child pornography. Cpl. Van Laer of the B.C. ICE unit said last year the investigation was initiated in Europe and involved the identification of computers found in possession of child pornography material on a file-sharing network. Engebretson’s trial

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Students to get better screen time with green time Trustees vote to improve ‘inadequate’ computer systems Renee Andor Record Staff

Students and teachers can expect new and improved technology at their Comox Valley schools, possibly starting this summer. Comox Valley trustees voted to “support a onetime $4-million all-inclusive purchase of information technology” during their Tuesday board meeting. According to school district secretary treasurer Russell Horswill, the board watched a presentation about the district’s technological state during an in-camera meeting — and learned much of the equipment is out of date. “Most of the technology is old or near the end of its life,” he said, adding 364 staff members responded to

a survey about the state of the equipment in their schools. “When asked a question about if the speed of the computer is adequate, 79 per cent have indicated ‘no,’ that the speed of our Internet is adequate, 78 per cent have said ‘no,’ that the computers, laptops in my schools work properly each time, 78 per cent of the respondents have said ‘no,’ and that they believe technology enables the instructional environment and improves student academic achievement, 74 per cent said ‘yes.’ “So what we’re finding from the survey of our staff is that the vast majority of them are indicating to us that the technology that we currently provide them is inadequate and that they do believe it is a critical component of student learning.” The district had IBM Canada and Cisco Systems conduct a comprehensive review of the district’s technology, and Horswill noted

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that study shows $4 million should be sufficient for the needed upgrades, with $4 million as the maximum spent. The upgrades include server replacement, network infrastructure, Provincial Learning Network bandwidth enhancements, workstation replacement, Voice Over Internet Protocol phone system and required user training. His report to the board also noted initial hardware purchases could start this

summer. Horswill said money sources would mainly be the district’s reserves. The district can draw $1.75 million from its Local Capital Reserve, the Education Ministry has already approved spending $500,000 from the district’s Restricted Capital Reserve for information technology purchases, and the district would ask the ministry to approve spending an additional $1.2 million from that reserve. He pointed out that

money, which adds up to $3.45 million, would be spent at the outset of the upgrading process, and that the process would be eight years long with some equipment purchased and some leased. The technology would have to be refreshed twice during the eight-year process, and the costs for that would come out of the district’s operating budget in future years. The process also includes setting aside money from the operating budget to create a reserve for this future spending. While spending $1.2 million from the district’s Restricted Capital Reserve must be approved by the education minister, Horswill noted ministry staff have been “favourable” toward the request. However, if it is not approved, the district would focus on leasing more equipment rather than purchasing it up front. Trustee Sheila McDonnell spoke against the pro-

posed spending. “I’m actually really not ready to support it at this time,” she said, noting concerns about spending that much money on the upgrades. “I think our kids have a lot of screen time already, I think that it’s a lot of eggs in one basket and there are other baskets in the district … that I have an interest in as well and I’m just not comfortable with it at this time.” Trustee Rick Grinham replied that as much as he agrees with McDonnell that kids need “green time,” they also need “screen time.” “The whole point here is where we’re going in 21st century learning and that’s what it’s about,” he continued. “I mean we just can’t shut it off and turn a blind eye, but I still think that the challenge is for our schools to ensure that kids get green time just as much as screen time.” Trustees voted in favour of the recommendation with McDonnell opposed. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Lifelong learning group trying to cling to funding Association supports family literacy programs and employment readiness skills Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association hopes to retain government funding that has supported the group the past several years. The association — a group of individuals with a vision to increase awareness and raise literacy levels in the Valley — had been

receiving about $30,000 per year the past several years. The money enabled the organization to co-ordinate programs and events such as Family Literacy Week. “That’s a big event in the community,” said Danielle Hoogland, CVLLA literacy outreach co-ordinator. “We’re able to give away a lot of books to families, which is a big part of our Literacy for Teens campaign. So far this year we’ve been able to distribute about 1,000 books.” The association had initiated a letter-writing campaign urging Comox Valley MLA/Education Minister Don McRae to have funds reinstated for literacy out-

We’re able to give away a lot of books to families, which is a big part of our Literacy for Teens campaign. So far this year we’ve been able to distribute about 1,000 books.

Danielle Hoogland reach co-ordination to Decoda Literacy Solutions, the provincial literacy body. The CVLLA grew out of the 2010 Legacies Fund. It received money through Literacy Now: $30,000 for co-ordination and another $30,000 for implementation for three years. “Which was fantastic,” Hoogland said. “We’ve been able to work with that money to do some pretty

great things in the community.” The ministry had been giving $2.5 million to support co-ordination around the province. Last year, the amount dropped to $1 million. Decoda made up the other $1.5 million. This year, government again gave $1 million, but this time Decoda could not make up the difference. Fifty-five communities

were cut from funding, which Hoogland said has been “devastating” across B.C. “It’s been really difficult.” On the bright side, Hoogland said McRae is “confident and committed to reinstating the funds. It has been brought up in the legislature. I do know that Don McRae is doing everything in his power to reinstate the funding and to find the funds wherever they may be.” The CVLLA will find out about the funding situation at the end of March. In partnership with other organizations such as the school district, college, the Adult Learning Centre

and the Wachiay Friendship Centre, the association supports family literacy programs and employment readiness, particularly essential skills. “We’ve done programs for young adults in transition into the workforce or post-secondary education,” Hoogland said, noting 40 per cent of Canadian adults do not have the literacy skills needed to function day to day in a “knowledgebased” economy. “It’s such a hidden issue. People have incredible coping skills. Our organization, we address the gaps in literacy service in our community.” reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Demi at 250-897-3224, sweetlittlebabycakes@ telus.net or through their website at www. sweetlittlebabycake. weebly.com. Yvonne stresses bras can be any size, shape or colour, including nursing bras, sports bras and camisoles. She notes many women have been concerned their bras are not fancy enough to donate, but they really don’t need to be fancy. She says meeting so many women during bra pickups has been fun, and points out one woman in particular who heard about the initiative and gathered a whopping 59 bras from her friends after cleaning out her own unused bras from her drawer. “She said, ‘My goodness, I had quite a few myself ’ and she handed me this huge garbage bag when I drove out to pick up the bras,” recalls Yvonne. “It’s been kind of cool because lots of the women want to actu-

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Comox Valley women have jumped at the chance to help human trafficking survivors, simply by donating their bras. “It’s going well; it’s going very well actually,” says Yvonne Moran-Mead, who started collecting bras in the Comox Valley with her 18-year-old daughter Demi. Yvonne and Demi recently discovered Free The Girls, a U.S.based non-profit organization that collects new and gently used bras to send to female human trafficking survivors in other parts of the world. The women then sell the garments to earn their own money as they start their lives over. The project has been successful so far in Mozambique where women made up to five times minimum wage selling bras, and it’s expected to expand to Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and El Salvador. When Yvonne and Demi heard about the success of the initiative, they decided to become a collection location in Canada. They can pick up bras from Campbell River to Nanaimo because their Comox Valley business, Sweet Little Baby Cakes — a homebased business selling decorative ‘cakes’ made out of baby diapers — requires them to travel regularly up and down the mid-Island. When the Record reported on their project at the beginning of the month they had about 40 bras. Since then, community interest has grown, there are three more drop-off locations and about 320 bras have been donated as of this week. “That’s a very large amount,” adds Yvonne. “It didn’t take much from anybody in the community because anybody that did donate, said, ‘Oh yeah,

YVONNE MORAN-READ SAYS she and her daughter Demi are increasingly collecting new and gently used bras to help female human trafficking survivors in other parts of the world. FILE PHOTO it’s easy to do, it’s an awesome idea.’ “That’s kind of what kept it rolling and knowing that the women now can use those (bras) — it is going to make a difference (for them).” Secret Drawers Lingerie (431 Fifth St. in Courtenay), the Comox Community Centre (1855 Noel Ave.) and

Dandelion Heartwork (7017 Leland Rd. in Lantzville) have stepped up as dropoff locations, but the Comox Community Centre will only be a drop-off location until the end of March. Alternately, anyone who would like bras picked up from their home or business can contact Yvonne or

coming in that way as well. A woman “ordered a cake from us for her daughter’s baby shower and she sent out the word to all 30 of her guests, ‘Hey, you’ve got to bring a bra!’ So that’s awesome,” adds Yvonne. For more information on Free The Girls visit www.freethegirls. org.

ally speak to you when you pick up the bras, which has been really awesome, so I’ve gotten to hear probably more stories than I needed to know (laughs) about their bra situation, but it’s been really fun that way.” As well, Yvonne and Demi offer $3 off of their baby diaper packages per bra donation, and Yvonne says some donations have been

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A Comox Valley/ Powell River business that encourages locals to buy local got a large boost of encouragement Tuesday. Sunshine Organics received a grant of $100,000 from the B.C. government presented by Comox Valley MLA Don McRae to promote local agriculture and connect the consumer with producers. “It’s a buy local campaign and we’re trying to maki it as widereaching as possible,” owner Melissa Call explained to media. She began the fresh, organic home delivery service in Powell River in 2002 and in the Comox Valley in 2004. “The money will be used for the campaign for promoting coastalgrown products,” she added. Sunshine Organics strives to provide each community with fresh, healthy and convenient food by delivering highquality organic produce directly to customers’ homes or businesses. The company also promotes a healthy relationship with the environment through education, information and support of local growers in sustainable organic agriculture. “Consumers might not know how to access local goods other than the Farmers’ Market — this gives them another way to shop for local goods,” noted partner Rachel Mooney. “It’s a full store online and (customers) can look at what they want or they can get the bins full of produce based seasonally. “It’s a store ... that connects the consumer with local products,” Mooney added. Call said they have around 80 customers each in the two communities, and are looking to grow thanks to

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Trustees urged to be prepared for emergencies Some schools better prepared than others Renee Andor Record Staff

Earthquake. Fire. Bomb threat. Medical emergency. These are just a few of the things that the Comox Valley School District’s district principal of health and safety Paul Berry says the district must be prepared for, physically and operationally.

Berry outlined a comprehensive emergency preparedness program called Hour Zero during January’s board meeting, when he also said the district needs to beef up its emergency preparedness plans. During Tuesday’s meeting trustees showed they took his presentation seriously as they approved allocating $150,000 for the program from the 2012/13 operating budget. “Paul Berry has done an excellent job in doing work in the

school district looking at our emergency preparedness in all our schools, and certainly some schools are well-prepared, where other schools aren’t prepared,” said trustee Rick Grinham. “So, this makes an equal playing field across our school district and ensures that our whole school district has emergency preparedness kits that they’re going to need in case of emergency. This, to me, is critical.” Grinham, who is the finance committee chair, noted the 2012/13 budget is look-

City won’t supply energy Record Staff If a district energy system is built to service buildings in the Lerwick and Ryan roads area, it won’t be by the City of Courtenay. “Basically, we’re in support of facilitating and working to make this system happen, but not in favour of being the owner/operator of the system,” Courtenay director of operational services Kevin Lagan told council this week. Council asked for a feasibility study after Farallon Consultants’ Stephen Salter’s September presentation about an idea for one in that area of Courtenay. Salter noted buildings like North Island College, Queneesh Elementary School and the Aquatic Centre, plus the new hospital and medical centre could be candidates to join to a district energy system. According to Farallon Consultants’ recently released feasibility study, the system would include three main components: an energy centre, distribution piping and energy transfer stations within client buildings.

COURTENAY After seeing the feasibility study, councillors agreed with Lagan. While Lagan’s report to council noted the feasibility study concludes a district energy system “would be viable if potential clients paid $140/MWh,” his report also points out a variety of reasons the City should not be an owner/operator of such a system including: the City does not own land in the load centre; the City doesn’t have any buildings in the area to

provide energy to; the majority of the energy (60 per cent) would go to the new Comox Valley hospital; and the City would have to borrow $7 million to build the system. Lagan’s report also noted a district energy system here would create three full-time jobs, and reduce CO2 emissions by 1,600 tonnes per year. Although Lagan recommended the City limit its involvement in a district energy system in that area of Courtenay, he reiterated City staff are happy to act as facilitators.

ing like it will be about $300,000 in the black this year — though he still cautions budgets are tight in general and the district must be prudent due to costs in the years ahead. According to Barry’s emergency preparedness budget submission, protocols have been developed over the past two years to support the school district in the event of a wide variety of natural and man-made crises, but there’s plenty of room for improvement. Crises could include anything from weather closures and power outages, to hostile individuals, threats, abductions, missing students and school lockdowns. Berry’s submission

also noted only about half of school district sites have the physical resources on-site to respond to a large-scale disaster. The Hour Zero program provides common language, site-based resources, inventories, skill management, training, communications, emergency responder access and district level oversight. About $90,000 will be allocated to Hour Zero implementation and training, but Barry noted this cost could come down a bit as the district will use its own expertise as much as possible for training purposes. Other costs include the Hour Zero licence fee, annual support and

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Old Courtenay It could be called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Courtenay,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Courtenay Eastâ&#x20AC;? or some such other namee that could be an indication of where thee town began. However, those few acres surrounding the present Courtenay Hotel justt remain plain Courtenay. It was not untill 1865 that Reginald Pidcock became the firstt non-native resident on the west bank of the Courtenay River. He had tired of farming,, sold his land to Bishop Hills and crossedd the river to build a cabin. His ambition was to operate a sawmill to supply lumber forr local use. In this endeavour he was successful. The story of the mill is told elsewhere. Itt serves here to begin the story of the growthh of Courtenay. As long as Courtenay remained on the east side of the river, there was little need of a bridge to the west side. Pidcockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move andd mill changed this situation. Coincidentallyy with the building of a government wharf att Port Augusta, a new bridge was built across the Courtenay River near the mill. This was in 1874, the construction contract beingg in the names of Joseph McPhee and John Wilson. Upon the completion of the bridge across the Courtenay River, the building of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;long bridgeâ&#x20AC;? across the estuary flats and the successful construction of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dyke Road,â&#x20AC;? the growth of Courtenay was assured. Jimmy Crockett has left his record of the layout of Courtenay on the east side of the river. He uses the Courtenay Hotel as the reference point as he describes the various buildings and businesses. Jimmy recalls Mrs. Nesbittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boarding house and the Orange Hall with the ice cream parlour on the ground floor. Creechâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Livery Stable and the Public Works stood side by side nearby. Lewis was the majority property holder in the immediate area. His property extended along the slough and as far north as Ryan Road. He had purchased this property from Charles Green.

Old Courtenay (circa 1900) Across the road from the Courtenay Hotel was the Agricultural Hall, a centre of many of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities. It is now part of the CRA complex. A barber shop and bicycle shop were located next door. The warehouse which became Courtenayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first laundry, operated by Taylor and Sutherland, sat between these buildings and Leightonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blacksmith Shop. On the corner Johnny McKenzie held forth in his well-known blacksmith shop. By the slough, along the Comox Road, a house belonging to Taylor was raised on pilings to avoid possible flooding. On the present site of the English Car Centre, McKeen and Biscoe placed their general store. Between the bridges, Robert McQuillanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Livery Stable stood opposite Vesseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Grocery store which occupied a site on the south side of Lewis Park. The Royal Bank of Canada, with Mr. Huff as the first manager, was the original bank in the area. It was located on the site of the Old Snow Cap Grill, which was demolished and replaced by Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chinese Food. Large, stately houses which are evidence of Mr. Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fine building practices still stand along the short stretch of Comox Road just beyond the Courtenay Hotel. The finest of these with a beautiful yard is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rees Rogers. Mrs. Rogers is a niece of Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Jim and Edith Crockett were born in the third house along from the Courtenay Hotel. By this time Courtenay had already become the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centre.

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Courtenay Hotel The Courtenay Hotel, a landmark of the city, has been associated with our history for at least ninety-five years. The building was erected by the late W. Lewis and Robert Graham, and was subsequently operated by Mr. J.R. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuddyâ&#x20AC;? Johnson who sold the property to T. Booth and Sons. The Booth brothers left the hotel business to open a grocery store here and the building stood vacant until it was leased by George Spencer and A.H. Passie. Mr. Passie sold out to Mr. Dawley in 1925. By 1935, H.J. Luffman had taken over. In 1916, when Mr. Lewis died, the hotel underwent extensive renovations to the inside with an extension to the north side. The base was also raised in an effort to avoid flooding during high tides and heavy river run-off. During the U.S. prohibition days, the American visitors and customers enjoyed the taste of good liquor available at the Courtenay House.

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Valley are still trying to figure out what that relationship may look like, but to him, it means bringing global awareness to Comox Valley students. “Like being able to recognize that you’re a part of something bigger than the Comox Valley, that kids on the other side of the planet are thinking the same way, and trying to wrap their heads around real world problems,” he explains. Trustees and district staff responded warmly to the presentation,

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I Can has taken a firm hold in a number of Comox Valley schools — and it may expand to other districts next year. École Puntledge Park teacher Doug David is one of the Comox Valley teachers who has been involved in the initiative since its beginning during the 2010/11 school year, and he is also one of the teachers who hopes it will grow even more than it already has. “I’ve been talking about this with people in Port Alberni and Chemainus and Qualicum and that, and so there’s interest out there, it’s just a matter of finding a way in,” he says. “We’re trying to be mindful of letting things kind of unfold with people’s curiosity… “We want it to spread organically — grassroots.” David and Huband Park’s vice-principal Catherine Manson, who was also involved with I Can from the start, presented on the initiative to the Comox Valley Board of Education a couple of weeks ago, noting its history and the possibility of its further growth. I Can started as a cross-district partnership during the previous school year; a group of teachers wanted to see if implementing regular inquiry-based learning projects, with

GRADE 5 AND 6 École Puntledge Park students visit seniors at the Comox Valley Seniors Village as part of an I Can initiative. I Can has grown in Comox Valley schools this year with many students helping others through a wide variety of projects.

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a cross-school celebration at the end of year, would increase student engagement and motivate students to be self-directed learners. During collaboration, the group watched a TED talk by Kiran Bir Sethi about a movement she started with students in India called I Can — which is designed to show students they have the power to create a better world through action. When the group of Comox Valley teachers saw how in line it

was with what they were trying to do, they quickly embraced it. Started with just six or seven classes throughout the school district last year, the initiative grew this year to spread into whole school initiatives at Aspen, Queneesh, Huband and Puntledge this year. Students completed a variety of I Can projects like taking food to the food bank, visiting seniors, organizing play events with younger children and raising

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and superintendent Sherry Elwood offered support as the initiative grows. “We went there just to share our stories and left there feeling really pumped,” recalls David. An I Can showcase is scheduled near the end of May at Queneesh school. David notes the initiative seems to have made a big impact on kids regarding what they do for others and themselves. “It started out as a social responsibility

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Business deal‘step in right direction’ Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO positive Record Staff The president of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce feels the new B.C. Small Business Accord is a step in the right direction. In announcing it, the provincial government said the accord is intended to meet ongoing needs

of small businesses and to make B.C. the most business-friendly jurisdiction in Canada. After consulting with businesses, Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto and BC Chamber of Commerce president/CEO John Winter unveiled the document Tuesday in Vancouver. More than 35,000 individuals provided feedback. Chamber of Commerce members throughout the province say the accord is a

huge step forward for small businesses. “The role of the Chamber in every community is to ensure that conducting business is a positive experience and that local businesses are supported by its local government as well as the Province,” Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce president/CEO Dianne Hawkins said. “I see this as a positive step in the right direction.” The accord contains various principles concerning critical busi-

ness issues, including access to labour, streamlined regulation and opportunities through government procurement. The Province has taken initial steps to address action items, including: • Providing incentive for local governments by establishing a $10,000 award for up to 20 municipalities that can best demonstrate they are operating within the spirit of the accord principles; • Appointing a senior official to con-

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City aiding environment Wondering how Courtenay is doing in its efforts to reduce the city’s impact on the environment? The municipality has issued its first State of the Environment Report with updates on targets for air quality, water consumption, transportation, land use, waste, and energy. Peter Crawford, the City’s director of development services, said the report will help track the City’s progress. “We are committed to making Courtenay an environmentally sustainable community,” he noted. “This is a way for us to share some of the City’s initiatives, and also clearly communicate our targets and how we are reaching them.” The report draws on data from other agencies such as the Community Energy and Emissions Inventory from the provincial government. The State of the Environment report was for-

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New movie salmon exposé Showing next week at two locations in Comox Valley

THE GLACIER GRANNIES create AIDS Angels from donated jewelry.

Angels helping grannies Liz Hodgson of Comox decided to do something different with a piece of jewelry that belonged to her mother. Her mother died when Liz was very young and Liz said with regret that there isn’t very much left that belonged to her. She knew that Glacier Grannies make AIDS Angels from donated jewelry and thought it was a way that she could give some of this precious keepsake to her own family and support the Grannies at the same time. Liz plans to give her Angels to her daughter, her brother’s daughter, and to her 90-year-old aunt who came to Canada with Liz’s mother — both war brides. The Angels are made by a dedicated group of women who meet weekly to craft these delightful dolls from donated fabrics and jewelry. Many of them have things stuffed away in drawers and boxes never to be used or worn again, but too precious to throw out. The Grannies are the willing recipients of many “castoffs,” fashioning them into beautiful gifts. If you would like old handkerchiefs, doilies, lace or jewelry made into an AIDS Angel, you can contact them through wwwglaciergrannies.org. The Angels, each with a name of a child

who has died of AIDS, sell for $10. The money goes to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support programs in sub-Saharan Africa for grandmothers taking care of their grandchildren orphaned because of the AIDS pandemic. Angels can be pur-

chased at craft fairs, La Cache in Courtenay, Blue Heron Books in Comox and the Yarn Shoppe in Comox. The Glacier Grannies form one of 250 Grandmother to Grandmother groups across Canada. — Glacier Grannies

Salmon Confidential is a controversial new film alleging a government cover up of what is killing B.C.’s wild salmon. It will be shown March 26 in Cumberland. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers B.C.’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path as she works to bring critical information to the public in time to save B.C.’s wild salmon. Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms, into B.C.’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants. The film provides surprising insight into the inner workings of government agencies, as well as rare footage of the bureaucrats tasked with managing fish and the safety of our food supply. Local community

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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Rotary online auction back to help community The Courtenay Rotary Club is well known for its community building projects. This year, the Courtenay Rotary sixth annual Online Auction is bringing the theme of building to the forefront, quite literally. With the generous donations of local contractors, suppliers, trades service providers, and other professionals, the club will auction one of the new units at the Ridgeview Development located on Muir Road in Courtenay. A ribbon-cutting cer-

Today’s and future generations will forever enjoy the Rotary Trail to enhance their lifestyle and bring our Comox Valley community closer together.

emony will take place March 21 at 2 p.m. Come and be part of this exciting event. The value of the townhouse unit, donated at cost by Art Winter of AH Winter and Son Construction and John Verrier of Avril Homes, is $259,900 based on the appraised value. The difference

Art Meyers

between the reserved bid and the winning bid determines the amount of funds raised for the Courtenay Rotary Club. Increasing the fundraising value are the donated services of trades people and suppliers who were involved in the construction of the unit. Bids for the town-

house must be prequalified, and the details of this process can be viewed online at www. courtenayrotary. com. In addition to the townhouse unit, the online auction will also feature dozens of other items and services, donated by generous business sponsors. The online auction runs throughout the month of April and items can be viewed online. Rod Hunter, president of the Courtenay Rotary Club, gives thanks for the support of our community to

use of the Rotary Trail also encourages an active lifestyle and an opportunity for more community interaction among seniors, youth, and families. Proceeds raised in the online auction will support an extension of the Rotary Trail from 17th Street to 29th Street. “Today’s and future generations will forever enjoy the Rotary Trail to enhance their

both buyers and sellers whose generosity will ensure the success of this year’s fundraiser. The Rotary Trail, a project that celebrated its grand opening in 2011, provides a key route for both pedestrians and cyclists along the E&N Railway tracks and a new connection between local neighbourhoods, schools, and businesses. In addition to being a recreational pathway,

lifestyle and bring our Comox Valley community closer together,” stated Art Meyers, chair of this year’s Online Auction as well as being the project coordinator. To view this year’s online auction items and a complete list of auction sponsors, visit the Rotary website at www.courtenayrotary. com. — Courtenay Rotary Club

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WEEK THAT WAS If you’re a Mountie in the Comox Valley, this is what kept you busy recently.

School PAC seeking book donations The Courtenay Elementary School parent advisory council (PAC) is asking for public support of a fundraising book sale. The objective is to get books into more hands of our youth so that they may be able to relate with characters, to help deal with daily activities and to

encourage them to try new things and open their minds to new ideas. By donating your used books, you will help children become lifelong learners, taking interest in the literature around them and building their home libraries. You will also help a great school to CORD VA L L E Y R E THE COMOX

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fundraise for coming projects and activities. Until April 30, the PAC requests the donation of gently used books. The main focus is on children’s and pre-teen books but all books are welcome. Donations can be dropped off at the school office Mondays through Fridays from

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Courtenay Elementary is at 1540 McPhee Ave. The school will be closed for spring break from March 25 to April 5. The book sale will happen May 4. — Courtenay Elementary School parent advisory council

Crown isle Medical Clinic

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is accepting new patients for her practice at the Crown Isle Medical Clinic located in the Crown Isle Plaza (by the new Thrifty Foods)

We encourage registration either by email: medsharm@gmail.com or phone 250-338-1333 Thank you.

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Comox Recreation COME PLAY WITH US!

SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS!

Preschool Camps

School Age Camps

(4 -6 years) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm Multi Purpose #1 $30/3 days Dragons, Gnomes & Faeries March 26 - March 28 We will explore the many magical beings of the Faerie world in this imaginative and active class. Frogs, Caterpillars & Butterflies April 2 - April 4 Spring has sprung and we will explore many aspects of the changing season through crafts, games and outside exploration.

(5 - 11 years) Our popular spring break programs are offered to children ages 5 to 11 and are $29/child. Each program kicks off at 9am and finished up at 4pm. Please bring a peanut-free packed lunch and advise the staff of any allergies upon registration. Bring weather appropriate clothing. Spring Break Out! Monday, March 25 Spring Break Survivor Wednesday, March 27 Spring Break Olympics Wednesday, April 3 Spring Break Carnival Friday, April 5

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Girly fun offered at camps Over the winter, Girls on the Move (GOTM) at The LINC Youth Centre has been busy exposing young females to a variety of recreational pursuits. “We have been practising yoga, navigating the weight room, developing self-defence skills and getting energized in hip-hop,” explains youth worker Alexis Forbes. Girls on the Move is a recreation sampler that provides girls an opportunity to explore different activities in a safe, and fun environment. “Each week we try out different activities, prepare a healthy snack and have some girly fun,” she continues. With the support of community partners and guest instructors including most recently, Island Pilates and Fitness, Anna Mayo (hip-hop), Amy CarrHilton (yoga and hoop fitness), Beth Nichol (self-defence), and funding from SOGO active grants, GOTM can be offered at a largely subsidized cost to youth. “I’ve been truly amazed at the support the community has given GOTM. Instructors’ enthusiasm to share their passions has been essential to keeping the program alive,” exclaims Forbes. Are you a girl, aged 10 to 16? Then grab your friends and get in on the fun with Courtenay Recreation and Girls on the Move’s Health and Fitness Camp over spring break. Two camps will run Tuesday to Thursday from March 26 to 28 and April 2 to 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshops and activities include Zumba with Jessie Moore, yoga and hoop fitness with Amy CarrHilton, swimming and skating adventures, outdoor sports and activity time, and healthy snacks each day, including a workshop with Kita from Gourmet Girls Global Catering. Call Courtenay Recreation’s Lewis Centre at 250-338-5371 to register, or for more information call Alexis Forbes at The LINC at 250-334-8138, ext 222. — Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre

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Libraries coming alive There will be no end of things for kids to do during spring break

WHIZ BANG SCIENCE experiments are Glenn Kachmar’s specialty.

Children surprised, amazed Children of all ages are invited to the Courtenay Library branch this Saturday at 10:30 am for a free spring break science show with special guest Glenn Kachmar. Glenn will surprise and amaze children with his Whiz Bang science experiments. The Whiz Bang Show is named after what tends to happen. In the Whiz Bang Show, things implode and explode. Occasionally they explode

first and then implode, disappear, spin around (including the audience), shoot up into the air, fly through the room (including raw eggs), support much more weight than seems likely and occasionally crash (harmlessly) into the audience. The Whiz Bang Show is free and all are invited to attend. For more information, contact Mary Donlan at 250-334-3369. — Courtenay Library

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Hey, kids! Wondering what to do during spring break? Why not plan a visit to your local branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library? There’s something for all ages. “There’s so much to do and discover at the library,” says librarian Mary Donlan. “Come and see us and find a variety of interesting and stimulating activities you can participate in during your school break. “Be sure to check out our latest DVDs, CDs, comics, and books. I’m sure you’ll find some new music, new materials to read, or movies to watch!” ••• Spring break activities at the Courtenay Library include: Can You Find It? Yes I Can!, a book-finding game. Children are invited to try their hand at finding books in the library and winning a small prize for each attempt. Can You Find It? can be played every day March 25 to 28 and from April 2 to 5. Kick off spring break by attending a science show

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Multipurpose Room to play board games or engage in paper Easter activities — mazes, word games, colouring and crafts. On March 28, from 2 to 3, the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association invites children to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt. Easter eggs are hidden in the children’s area and they can be exchanged for a free book. On April 3, children aged six to 10 are invited to make a duct tape wallet at 2 p.m.

Duct tape is provided free! ••• Spring break activities at the Cumberland Library include Can You Find It? Yes I Can! On March 30 from 11 to noon, the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association invites children of all ages to participate in an Easter egg hunt. Easter eggs are hidden in the library and they can be exchanged for a free book. On April 4 from 2 to 4, children are invited to the Cumberland library to play with Lego. Make a fabulous creation using the library’s Lego and have your picture taken. ••• At the Comox Library, there will be a Create with Lego afternoon from 1-4 on March 26. Throughout spring break, children are invited to participate in our 39 Clues Scavenger Hunt to win a prize! ••• Can You Find It? Yes I Can! can also be played during the entire spring break at the Hornby Island Library. All events are free and all are invited to attend. For more information, call your local branch or visit www.virl.bc.ca. — Vancouver Island Regional Library

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CUMBERLAND RESIDENT ALEXANDRA reads one of the books she has received from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library since she was registered in a program started in the community by the Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial.

Dolly helping kids Last fall, 91 children in the Village of Cumberland under the age of five began receiving a book per month from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library through a partnership established with the Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial. The cost of providing the books is covered by the club and individual donors who believe that developing a love of reading in children before they begin formal schooling is one of the most important gifts that can be given. The idea began

when Dolly Parton established her Imagination Library to provide books to young children in her home state of Tennessee using proceeds from the operation of her family theme park: Dollywood. The Imagination Library has grown into partnerships with many groups and individuals in several parts of the world. Each child registered in the program receives a book each month until the age of five. The book arrives in

the mail addressed to the child personally. March is Literacy Month in Rotary. Cumberland Rotarian Deb Nolan recently visited one home in Cumberland to meet Alexandra who looks forward to the arrival of her new book each month. — Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial

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New Comox Valley Safe Harbour at school district School District 71 recently joined more than 60 Comox Valley organizations and businesses that are Safe Harbour-certified. “It is a natural partnership,” declared Rob Moore, International Student Program District principal. “It is the No. 1 goal of the International Student Program to foster multi-culturalism and globalization by welcoming students from around the world and growing diversity in our student population and community.” Safe Harbour: Respect for All is a long-standing provincewide diversity program that puts vision into action — creating opportunities for storefront businesses, institutions, agencies, and municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create safer, more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination. Safe Harbour is a commitment to diversity that helps increase the resilience of organizations by increasing their community profile

Program launched a community advisory committee to develop best practices to welcome newcomers in the Comox Valley. “Safe Harbour is a perfect fit,” stated Moore, who is pleased to see the increasing number of certified businesses and organizations branding Comox Valley as a safe and welcoming destination. Safe Harbour Respect for All is provincially co-ordinated by the Affiliation of Multicultural Societ-

Windsor Plywood SCHOOL DISTRICT 71 staff Tom Demo (assistant superintendent); Sheri Callaghan (Human Resources co-ordinator) and Rob Moore, (international student program district principal) proudly display their new Safe Harbour certification. es their commitments to inclusion to newcomers, visible minorities, people with disabilities, youth, seniors, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and other diverse groups. The Comox Valley is becoming better known globally, welcoming an

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Water movies coming Two films are making a splash about watersheds on North Vancouver Island and in celebration of World Water Day they will screen March 26. They’ll be shown starting at 7 p.m. in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College in Courtenay. The premiere screening of Saving the Tsolum River (45 minutes) features the efforts of a small group of dedicated people in the Comox Valley who were determined to restore a river that was poisoned by an abandoned copper mine on Mount Washington. In 1998, at a public meeting of the Tsolum River Task Force, it was agreed that a “dead” Tsolum was not acceptable and the long road to recovery for this once vital river began. The film was shot over a threeyear period by award-winning documentary filmmaker Edward Homer. Troubled Water is Nanaimo filmmaker Paul Manly’s 37-minute documentary that examines a variety of public drinking watersheds on Vancouver Island and some of the threats posed to them by industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential activity. In addition to the threat of contamination and overuse of water, Maude Barlow also discusses the looming threat of privatization of water sources and infrastructure. The film includes examples of good management of public water sources. Both filmmakers will join Jack Minard, co-ordinator of the Tsolum River Restoration Society, in a panel discussion after the films. For details, phone 250- 3375412. — World Community

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Passover explained during special evening Have you ever wondered what the Jewish celebration of Passover is all about? What is the symbolic meaning of the ritual, the matzah, the karpas, and the bitter herbs? How does this central, annual event in the life of the Jewish community lead to building and sustaining community? Why not set aside the evening of March 28 to find out? The Compassionate Communities Project is hosting a Jewish Passover Seder at Zocalo Café that will give the Comox Val-

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to draw attention to the desire for a more compassionate society and relates it to the Exodus story of the escape from slavery to freedom. And, as with most Jewish festival events, there will be plenty of group singing and talking and discussing. The seder is an inclusive and respectful and joyous event, open to the whole community — you don’t have to be Jewish to find this a powerful and meaningful evening. It will leave you moved and more fully aware of the cultural and religious roots of a Jewish understanding of the world. In the context of an increasingly diverse and multicultural

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AFTER COLLECTING FOOD door to door in Comox, the 1st Komux Pathfinders and their supporters delivered their haul to the Comox Valley Food Bank.

Guides fighting hunger Annual food drive finds generosity in Comox

volunteers who would then arrive to organize and put away the nonperishables. The 1st Komux Pathfinders would like to take this opportuThe food drive held nity to thank the Town last Saturday by the of Comox residents for Comox units of Girl the support and genGuides of Canada was erosity of this yearly the most successful one community service to date. project. The annual food They also thank the drive had 40 1st Komux girl members Sparks, aged from Picking this time of year for the 7th Komux five to 16, 10 food drive helps fill the shelves of the Brownies, adult leaders 1st Komux and numer- Comox Valley Food Bank at a time of G u i d e s ous parents year when they really need it. and the 1st going door to Comox ValDebbie Wright ley Rangers door in the Comox area and all the asking for food dona- Bank at a time of year parents for assisting tions. The outpouring when they really need with the food drive. of support from the it,â&#x20AC;? says Debbie Wright, For more informacommunity was out- a leader with the unit. tion about Girl Guides Food bank workers of Canada, contact standing. Danika Lindsay, who greeted the girls cvdistrict.ggc@gmail. a member of the 1st when they arrived with com or visit the nationKomux Pathfinder vans, trucks and cars al website at www.girlunit, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels real- loaded with food were guides.ca. ly good to know that overwhelmed by the â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1st Komux we are helping people size of the donation, Pathfinders saying it was one of the in need.â&#x20AC;? She is just one of 12 biggest food drives that members of the unit they had ever received. The girls were happy that planned and orgato stay and help sort nized this event. Teagan Parkin, and unpack the food another member, said, in preparation for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really cool to see how much food we gathered just walking around for two hours.â&#x20AC;? Pathfinders are girls aged 12 to 15 in Girl Guides of Canada. Community service is an important aspect of the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Picking this time of year for the food drive helps fill the shelves of the Comox Valley Food

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Weaver coming to help artisans In 2011, Salt Spring Island weaver and teacher Jane Stafford travelled to India to visit rural villages, where the ancient textile arts of dying, weaving and spinning are still practised. On March 28, Stafford is coming to the Comox Valley with her personal slide show of the trip to benefit these artisans. She is donating her time to raise money for the Maiwa Foundation, which supports the

AT ONE OF their Fireside Chat assemblies, the students of Queneesh Elementary are attentive as they listen to an educational talk about autism.

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Queneesh students painted pins with four colours: yellow (to represent the child or person with autism), blue (families), red (community), and green (world). For Autism Awareness month in April, these pins will be distributed to community members, along with an autism fact card, to promote awareness in our community. Pins are free and will be available throughout the month of April at the Comox Valley Child Development Association at Third Street and Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. — Autism Parent Support Group

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COMOX FIREFIGHTERS CONTINUE their strong support to You Are Not Alone (YANA). Here, Comox Firefighters Association treasurer Jason Everitt presents a $4,250 cheque to YANAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anita Brassard.

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COURTENAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL gives a big thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Comox Branch 160. Dee and Lil provided kindergarten teacher Anne Quilter with Rufus, books and a $500 cheque to the PAC to purchase play-based learning toys.

CAPE LAZO POWER & Sail Squadron donated $1,000 to the Comox Valley Marine Rescue Society. Left to right: Derek Harris, treasurer RCM SAR Unit 60; Peter Bolton, past-president Comox Valley Marine Rescue Society; Sandra Stokmo commander, Cape Lazo Power and Sail Squadron; and Diane Bolton pastcommander Cape Lazo Squadron.

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Tying a knot when you’re slipping from a rope Proud parents find it hard to accept help even when they need it When my father had his first of three strokes, a defining moment in how he was cared for is forever etched in my memory. We were having a family dinner and, wanting to be helpful, I took the liberty to cut Dad’s meat in small pieces so that he wouldn’t have to struggle with one hand. Furious, he said, “Parents cut up their food for children, not the other way around. Don’t do that again!” My feelings were hurt and I walked out of the room muttering, “I was only trying to help Dad.” A half hour later, Dad opened the door to the porch waving his white handkerchief. Under his arm, was a bag of peanut M & Ms – my favourite. He smiled and said, “Truce?” Dipping into the bag of chocolate, Dad spoke about the para-

dox of accepting help. “On one hand, I feel this immense sense of pride and love that my daughter is so caring and willing to help. And then I feel this incredible wave of anger and resentment towards you for having to help me.” As Dad struggled to cope with staggering losses — multiple strokes, an inability to work as a lawyer, loss in physical strength

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and energy, he also became acutely aware of the “burden” he was placing on his family. Doing his best from slipping off the rope, he tied a knot and hung on to what he did have — independence and control. It’s important to remember that aging parents receiving care are experiencing their own roller coaster of emotions — knowing

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when providing care to an aging loved one, or when making difficult decisions, using the acronym LOVE: L – Listen and Only Listen. By that I mean, turn off your inner voice and do not pass judgment about what they say. As difficult as it may be, just listen. This is often a big step in gain-

Idle water parade Saturday Idle No More supporters in the Comox Valley will gather this Saturday for a Protectors of Mother Earth Water Parade. The parade will start at the top of Fifth Street in Courtenay at 2:25 p.m. (high tide), proceeding down Fifth to Simms Millennium Park. Organizers request participants

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ing their confidence so they may tell you more. O – Omit the Advice. There is one thing most experts agree on — imposing your way of thinking or giving unsolicited advice will yield undesirable results. In not so diplomatic terms, you’ll tick off your loved ones and they’ll probably dig their heels in further. Although we don’t mean to, when offering advice we inadvertently hold our loved ones unable or incompetent to make decisions. We take away their control and independence. V – Validate and Then Ask Questions. Rephrase and repeat what you hear so that they know you heard them. This then allows you to ask questions. You may not agree with what they are saying, or perhaps you feel they are making the wrong decision. Asking questions and asking for details allows everyone to think through the response. For instance, you might wish to ask questions such as:

• “What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a home meal program versus having the children cook?” • “If you don’t sell the house, will there be any possible long term effects?” • “Mom, if you move to Toronto, how would that affect the family?” This approach allows your loved one to be directing their care and decisions in an open

and non-judgmental manner. E – Empathize. Put yourself in their shoes and think to yourself, “If I were Dad and the effects of the stroke made reading difficult, how would I feel?” Your goal is to understand how they are feeling and being able to support them by saying things like, “You must feel so frustrated by your stroke. I know how much you

love to read Dad.” In some cases, aging loved ones can put themselves and/or others at risk by refusing care and help. Then what? Come back in two weeks to read more! Wendy Johnstone is a gerontologist and is the founder of Keystone Eldercare Solutions. Her column runs in the Comox Valley Record every second Thursday.

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Birds just have no time for Empty Nest Syndrome Not all birds use nests, Imagine building your house with only your mouth the burrowing owl adopts and your feet — no easy an old gopher or prairie dog task but one that millions burrow, taking soft materiof birds do on an annual als to a nest chamber at the end of the burrow; kingfishbasis. Nest building is an ers also use burrows that instinctive talent that birds they excavate with their possess and it is remark- two fused front toes, digging able how creative they can a tunnel and nest chamber be. Some bird species build into a river bank above the a new nest each year oth- high-water mark. One of the ers like the most crucial raptors will MARS MOMENT habitats for often reuse nesting birds the same nest and other site for many ANDY wildlife speyears just cies are the carrying out AIRFIELD old growth yearly repairs. forests which Nests come in all shapes and sizes many provide the trees for the of which are constructed in cavity dwellers. Forests that have old and trees, other species prefer to choose unusual places decaying trees are critical and some don’t construct a for species such as small nest at all merely scraping owls, songbirds like chickaout a hollow on the ground. dees, nuthatches, wrens Shelter from the elements and sparrows and even a and safety from predators variety of ducks such as are required together with mergansers, wood ducks caring parents if the eggs and the marbled murrelet. Dead or decaying trees and the young are to reach are often soft and hollow the fledgling stage. One of the most common and allow pileated, hairy nest shapes is the “cup” and downy woodpeckers which can be constructed together with northern in a variety of trees and flickers to excavate holes shrubs and are usually in the bark to access the anchored in the fork of two insects that are their staple branches. These nests come diet. The holes are enlarged in a variety of sizes and to create cavities which have unique adaptations may be used by the woodpeckers for one season or depending on the bird.

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BUILDING A NEST for this young sawhet owl is more complicated than you might imagine. PHOTO BY MIKE YIP immediately abandoned. These cavities provide the perfect nest sites for a variety of creatures particularly the small owls such as the sawhet, northern pygmy, western screech owls, and other creatures such as squirrels. Finally, the nutrients are recycled and returned to the forest floor, allowing natural regeneration of the forest to take place. Larger owls do not use cavities but

they do use the snags that are left when the tree tops break off; great grey owls, and great horned owls in particular use these trees for nesting. Short-eared owls are alone in their choice of nest sites; their habitat is grassland which makes them rely on their camouflage for protection. They scrape an indentation into the ground in a grassy area; the parents diligently sit on

the nest blending in with the grasses during the day when they are more visible. Many bird species have adapted to building their nests in urban areas using abandoned building, caves, chimneys or even the concrete under a freeway overpass. Swallows construct nests made entirely from mud, which they gather in their mouth where it is mixed with saliva, then they spit the muddy globules on to the concrete where it hardens into a half cup nest, a true labour of love. Some nest creations are amazing feats of engineering, examples of this are the “warblers and weavers” that create intricately woven nests, which often resemble pendants hanging from a branch complete with a concealed entrance underneath. Our local blackbirds also create woven masterpieces from weaving reed nests in the cattails, and they defend their nests with great ferocity. The last group of birds include many species of sea birds that use precarious sites which eliminates ground predators. Cormorants are one example of these birds that lay their eggs on bare rock ledges on remote islands.

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Due to the precarious choice of nesting site, their eggs are often pointed at one end so that they roll in a circle instead of falling off the ledge, nature seems to think of everything! Like all things in the wild there are always some species that do not even attempt to build a nest rather they simply lay their eggs in another birds nest making them assume the duties of a foster parent! There are some wonderful parks and trails where wildlife trees abound; one of my favourites is Miracle Beach Park, which has many different habitats from rain forest, to river, to estuary and finally the sea shore. April celebrates National Wildlife Awareness and is a great time to visit the park with the family. Please remember to leave the forest as you find it and do not remove nests that are protected by law. MARS will hold an open house on April 7, visit our website for more information. To report abandoned baby or injured wildlife call 1-800304-9968. Sandy Fairfield is the educational co-ordinator for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS). The MARS column appears every second Thursday.

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Leapfrog your way to networking success If the thought of attending a networking event makes your palms sweat and your blood pressure rise, take a long, slow, deep breath and then sign up for the special Lunch and Learn hosted by the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 27. This is the final event in the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s month-long membership appreciation celebration. The Chamber invites you to bring your lunch and enjoy a 45-minute introduction to the Work the Pond â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Power of Positive Networking techniques that can help you conquer your fear and offer various strategies for successful networking. The workshop will be facilitated by Terri Perrin, marketing and communications coordinator at the Chamber, and is based on techniques from the best-selling book: Work the Pond â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Terri presented this topic at a Cham-

Lunch and Learn format promises to be equally upbeat and engaging and, because it is in a small group setting, will be especially helpful to people who would like to improve their networking skills.â&#x20AC;? Perrin adds that using the entertaining but oh so true analogy of frogs in a pond as the basis for these networking techniques helps people relax and let go of their fear of walking into a room with the hope of making new business connections. This workshop will focus on how positive networking is not about making sales but building trust.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Work the Pond author Darcy Rezac firmly believes that positive networking can do much more than help you succeed; it can help you become a better, more giving person, a person who makes a real contribution to society and those around you,â&#x20AC;? Perrin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look forward to sharing some of his tips and techniques at next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event.â&#x20AC;? The event is at the Chamber boardroom at 2040 Cliffe Ave. from 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 + HST and include workshop handouts, beverages and dessert. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. For more

        

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Real Raven debate looming The day is coming soon when those opposed, in favour and undecided about the proposed Raven coal mine will actually have something concrete to debate. Compliance Coal, the owners of the project proposed for about five kilometres west of the Buckley Bay ferry terminal, are expected to make their formal application to the provincial government by the end of the month. That application will have environmental assessments, although there will undoubtedly be arguments over that science, who completed it and its methodology, etc. At least there will be something to deal with, for the government and the general public. Up to now, it’s been about posturing and conjecture. Certainly much of this posturing and conjecture — from all sides of the debate — has been based on history and some science, but until the real application is in the government’s hands and the time for official public debate begins, the arguments can only be general in nature. It’s a political hot potato, at least that is certain. And with a provincial election looming, this will be one of the hottest issues in many constituencies on Vancouver Island. Because it’s election time, the NDP are also attacking the process and the B.C. Liberals, but again, the meat of the issue will be in the science. We will not pretend to be scientists. We are, however, attracted by the possibility of hundreds of well-paying jobs in our part of the Island for a couple of decades. However, the creation of these jobs makes absolutely no sense if it has the effect of eliminating hundreds of current jobs in what’s become a fabulous industry here, aquaculture. Safety and wear/tear on our road system from three loaded trucks an hour, 24 hours a day, is also something that needs to be seriously addressed. We don’t believe a huge project like this can be either dismissed, or endorsed, quickly and purely on principals like ‘no coal mines ever again’ or ‘we need the jobs, period.’ Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Record Question of the Week This week: Eighteen per cent of respondents said they dread the return of gliders and tow plane noise to 19 Wing Comox. Next week: As raised in recent letters to the editor, has Canada become a dictatorship? Visit www. comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Do Door-to-door slogging by the 1st Komux Pathfinders and their friends plus the generosity of Comox residents created a real haul for the food bank.

As described by a visiting anti-gang expert, the ‘tentacles’ of organized crime reach into the Comox Valley in the form of drug sales.

You can’t have it both ways Dear editor, Re: MLA Trevena requesting details of government decision to build two hospitals instead of one regional facility. I find this very puzzling to say the least, when MLA Trevena supported, if not led, the Campbell River and rural group along with the Campbell River doctors led by Dr. Tabarsi, who campaigned aggressively to cancel the regional hospital plan FRED BATES immediately after it was moved by then-regional hospital director Don McRae, and passed by a large majority. After Dr. Tabarsi’s statements that, “You (Fred Bates), and the board are worse dictators than

my home country, Iran,” and further stated that I should know, “that anyone who is more than 15 minutes from hospital and has a heart attack, will die,” both of which are ridiculous statements and likely made to cover his real reasons for opposing the onehospital model. Their effort resulted in the Campbell River council agreeing to oppose the new hospital plan, and the one who would not was immediately removed as a representative to the board by the mayor. The rural directors decided to support each other and together outvoted the directors of Courte-

nay, Comox, and Cumberland. Of course, all of this was their right to do and they succeeded. My puzzlement comes from MLA Trevena now demanding an explanation, and suggests the Campbell River doctors are now victims. Trevena and Dr. Tabarsi, unlike Solomon, demanded the baby be split in half and now want an explanation for the mess! Perhaps the good doctor would volunteer to do the autopsy on the baby, in Campbell River, of course — amazing! Fred Bates, Cumberland Editor’s note: Fred Bates is the past chair of the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District. Claire Trevena is the NDP MLA for the North Island riding, which includes Campbell River.

GM‘pseudo-science’ unacceptable Dear editor, After reading the story about GM crops, I would like to set the record straight on a couple of points. Ms. Hamir and I have had significant contact as I was also involved in the Richmond City Council debate on GM crops. Ms. Hamir continues to state false information. The so-called French research was completely dismissed by every food safety authority, including Health Canada (www. hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/gmf-agm/ seralini-eng.php) that examined it. That was the third time this anti-GM activist group has been caught pushing pseudo-science designed to scare the public. As for organic and GM crops not co-existing, again that is false. First the certification of organic products is based on the production method not the purity

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Robert Wager of the end product. There is no threshold for trace amounts of GM content on organic products. The proof of co-existence is in 16 years of both GM and organic agriculture without a single case of decertification of an organic farm for trace amounts of GM.

Ms. Hamir knows this, as she heard the spokesperson for an organic food company admit such to the Richmond City Council. The real tragedy of Richmond was how the fear of GM took over and the facts became unimportant to the councillors. When public policy is based on false information, we get bad public policy. Robert Wager, Nanaimo Editor’s note: Arzeena Hamir is a professional agrologist who specializes in organic food production. She lives in the Comox Valley.

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Who’s watching our children? Dear editor, Recently I viewed Marketplace’s program entitled “Who is Watching the Kids?” and it concerned me and a number of my team at PacificCARE. It was an investigation of complaints in regards to unlicensed day cares in Toronto. It is timely to remind people on Vancouver Island that Pacific Child Family and Enrichment Society can help. Our organization (Known as PacificCARE), has provided the Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR) for the past 23 years on Vancouver Island. We are a regional program operating on North and Central Vancouver Island. Our child care consultants are educated and dedicated to the child care field; and one of our main mandates as a CCRR program is to enhance the quality of child care. We actively seek and recruit care providers who are doing child care without being licensed. One of the service standards from our funders, the Ministry of Children and Families, is to register licensed not required care providers. On our website you can view the registration process, which is thorough and

professional and includes: Requirements for a criminal record check, a health and safety assessment, medical confirmation that an individual is physically/ mentally fit, a valid first aid certificate and a minimum of 20 hours of family child care training available through PacificCARE. Professional development training includes: Good Beginnings, Responsible Adult Training, Emergency Preparedness and Business in a Box (and others). A signed, standardized commitment and agreement form is required. We also provide access to affordable liability insurance for care providers through Coastal Community Insurance; and we support our clients who require subsidy assistance. Recently we achieved reaccreditation status, demonstrating best practices, transparency and value based leadership. Encouraging individuals who are unlicensed to become registered as LNRs is a best practice, and promotes quality child care. Check out our website for a location nearest to you (www.pacific-care. bc.ca). Dianne Magor Editor’s note: Dianne Magor is the executive director of PacificCARE.

Industry must thrive Dear editor, Small businesses are the backbone of B.C.’s economy and they employ the vast majority of B.C.’s private sector workers. But in order for small businesses to thrive, the major industry sectors they serve also need to thrive. For that reason, our next government must support and encourage not only small business, and the small businesspeople and entrepreneurs who run these businesses, but also the major industry sectors that these small businesses depend on; because, as key industry sectors grow and prosper, so do the province’s small businesses. As we all know, small

businesses are still reeling from the lingering effects of the recession and they are teetering on the edge of optimism. The smallest change in B.C.’s economic prospects could turn the tide and send them back to being risk adverse and cause them to retract out of caution rather than expand. As British Columbians, it is therefore up to us to make decisions that will support the province’s major industries such as mining exploration; because, when the province’s major industry sectors thrive, so do the province’s small businesses and the people they employ. Christopher Law, Port Moody

VISITING RIDERS PIZZA was just one of the things that made a stay in Cumberland so enjoyable for a visiting Hornby Island resident. FILE PHOTO

Cumberland folk touch the earth Dear editor, Never in my life did I ever expect myself to be writing something positive about Dodge City (Cumberland). Perhaps it’s the outlaw in me. However, after my last visit to Dodge City, I felt strongly compelled to write the Record and share some of my very enjoyable experiences. I started out making a purchase of some very savoury tasting sausage from Village Meats, which recently located and now shares a business location with Dodge City Videos, which in my opinion is perfect. While patiently waiting for your turn with the butcher, you can pick out a movie to go with your dinner! Next I discovered a real old-fashioned grocery store — Seeds Natural Food Market, where I bought a few items to go with my evening meal. To my delight it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. From there it was up to Dwain’s Liquor Store, where I obtained a dozen beer along with a qual-

The nice folk at the Cumberland ❝ branch of the Royal Canadian Legion treated me like royalty when I mentioned that I was a former member of the Black Watch. Everyone knows that they don’t let wimps into Canada’s elite Highland regiment.

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Hotel and Pub that was being promoted. Not only did I bask in the attention I was given, but I must state that I devoured one of the best burgers ever on Burger Night. On the way back to my buddy’s home I was drawn into the Cumberland Hotel by the great live music that I knew to be real rock ’n roll. I even ended up on stage playing my harp with the band, (something that I haven’t done in

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years, so I apologize for being a wee bit rusty). The next day, I checked out the Cumberland Village Bakery, where I picked up a “real” loaf of bread and a couple of apple fritters for my sweet tooth. The nice folk at the Cumberland branch of the

ity cloth bag and two free cooking mags and all for $20.70. What a deal! The cloth bag was kinda funky. It promoted Shop Local, Shop Cumberland, which I did. And then — Catch the Wave, only to discover that it was the Waverley

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Royal Canadian Legion treated me like royalty when I mentioned that I was a former member of the Black Watch. Everyone knows that they don’t let wimps into Canada’s elite Highland regiment. On my tour of Dodge City, I enjoyed a bite at Riders Pizza and stopped at On The Go Grill. At the King George Hotel I came across the proudly displayed Lucky posters similar to ones

proudly exhibited at the butcher shop across the way. At this hotel were also beautifully framed prints of logging history incorporated into the building as an integral aspect of the inner wall. To complete the art show was a plaque with the tribute: Thank-You King George Hotel for your generosity and support to the 1st Cumberland Scouts. Dodge City was like taking a step back in time. I would personally describe Cumberland as being like the 1950s with a twist. It is one of the few places in Canada where good old-fashioned values like integrity, honesty, respect, and honour are still held in high regard. People here really do touch the earth. I’d say that Cumberland truly represents a role model for what being a Canadian is really all about. Dodge City could very well become the next in-vogue destination spot for the homegrown Canadian tourist and world traveller alike. Don Hogan, Hornby Island

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BOUQUETS, I THINK, to those out there who have championed and funded the cause for Chum and Champ, however here I am a human being abandoned by my husband without so much as a dime after nearly four decades of marriage and for the first time in my entire life forced to live well below the poverty line wishing I were 65 so I could collect OAP and the GIS. Now I am about to lose my home because I don’t have the finances to fight him in court. I sure wish I had a champion — ineedachampion@gmail. com.

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS and hours of worry have produced a solution to the Chum and Champ affair, an incident that could possibly have been prevented. This affair brings to mind another public outcry over the killing of the sled dogs. If our pets did not offer us companionship or loyalty or security or profit would we be concerned with them? Tens of thousands of animals are tortured, maimed and killed annually by our use of the leg-hold trap and other devices yet most of us animal lovers are not really concerned and fail completely to take any action when these poor animals suffer horrible lingering torture until death to benefit someone financially. Are most of us animal lovers really animal lovers or only when we obtain physical, mental or other benefit from them? A BEAUTIFUL PINK bouquet of flowers to Kim W. at Thrifty’s floral department! She was super nice while

going out of her way to make us just the right arrangement for our Pink Shirt Day assembly at Courtenay Elementary.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Keisja Cox for coming to perform at the Pink Shirt Day assembly. Your positive message was well received. Courtenay Elementary fully enjoyed your songs and message about W.I.T.S.

FROM THE MATOUS family with thanks. Steve, Sue, William and Iain would like to acknowledge and thank the Comox Valley for the outpouring of love and support for their son Nicholas, in the aftermath of his recent accident. We are humbled and grateful for your response in this very difficult time. However, we feel hopeful for a positive outcome as Nick begins his recovery. A message from Nick: “I want everyone to know I am dealing with my situation and have already started the rehab therapy. I am feeling fine about my injury and am feeling positive about the future. I want to thank everyone for their support. I look forward to seeing you all soon.” We would like to thank the Emergency staff, doctors and nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital. To our colleagues and friends, thank you for your kindness and support, we know that such generous support will be there for us should we need it. A special acknowledgement to the students and staff at Highland and Vanier for all their words of encouragement.

A HUGE BEEF to an unfeeling and insensitive person at the Comox Valley SPCA. Our son, who survived a massive accident five years ago that left him partially paralyzed, has been trying so very hard to rebuild his life one pain-

ful step at a time. One of the hardest things to do is to overcome your fears and the social stigma of having to deal with a visible disability and to get back into a “normal” type of life where you socialize and interact with your peers, and society in general once more. Now that he can drive again (after five long years of rehab) he plucked up the courage to start getting “out there” and to do volunteer work with something he loves, animals. I can’t believe that in this day and age of awareness and political correctness he was told by an incredibly insensitive person there that she saw him “shuffle in there,” and that if she had known that he had a disability she wouldn’t even have let him come in for an interview, as the volunteers need to be able to lift heavy weight! Shame and shame again to the person there and to the SPCA’s policies that made our son feel totally diminished and embarrassed, with that tactless comment, and then to reject him so out of hand. Shuffle in there indeed, what an insult and not what we expect from an organization that relies on the generosity and goodwill of the community.

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Over 500 NIC students and Comox Valley residents are better equipped with employment prospects after meeting with 36 local and regional employers and community agencies at North Island College’s third annual Career Fair last week. “Given the record turnout by attendees and the feedback we received from employers, I would deem this year’s event a huge success,” said Treena Nadon, NIC’s employment service adviser. NIC’s Employment Resource Centre builds connections between employers and students, and the involvement of community partners in events like the Career Fair is essential to its success. North Island College thanks major sponsor Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community for hosting the fair, which brought an exceptional level of professionalism and esteem to the event. As well, North Island College thanks all of the employer and community agency partners that participated. Employers attending included: Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community, BC Hydro, Big Bay Landing Ltd., Catalyst Paper, City of Courtenay, Coastal Community Credit Union, Communitas Supportive Care Society, Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Union Local 2020, Custom Gourmet Catering, Investors Group Financial Services Inc., John Howard Society of North Island, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Marine Harvest Canada, MNP LLP, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, My Tech Guys Inc., North Island College, OmniCare for People, Presley & Partners Chartered Accountants, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Royal Canadian

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National icon Cole has ‘own niche as chanteuse’ Acclaimed singer touring extensively to perform new and older material There is an intelligence and sophistication to Holly Cole’s singing that sets her apart. Cole, who performs March 26 at the Sid Williams Theatre, can imbue wellworn standards and eclectic songs with an uncanny combination of sensuality, innocence, originality and sheer musicality. A Canadian icon, Cole has a long and storied international career, having sold hundreds of thousands of recordings in the U.S., Japan and Germany. These echo her success at home, including multiIf it’s a great platinum sales awards, three lyric I often love Junos and to slow it down, two Gemini Awards. explore it, dissect it She takes and deconstruct it. I songs everylove to take it apart body thinks they know and and then put it back discovers new together and look at it undercurrents, wrapping her in an entirely honesty, comdifferent way. passion and — Holly Cole sardonic wit around their sometimesfragile creations. The results are smart, sexy, provocative and never, ever dull. “I look at the essence of a song,” muses Cole, “If it’s a great lyric I often love to slow it down, explore it, dissect it and deconstruct it. I love to take it apart and then put it back together and look at it in an entirely different way. “In the process, it often becomes more evocative. That’s a huge part of my art form, that’s a huge part of what I do.” Steal the Night: Live at the Glenn Gould Studio, Cole’s first DVD with bonus CD was released in February 2012 to glowing reviews from critics and fans alike and features an assortment of hits and gems from her early trio days through to the present.

The DVD features veteran eteran members of her touring ensemble including horn master Johnny Johnson, acclaimed drummer Davide avide DiRenzo, longtime pianist Aaron Davis and for thee first time live in over a decade, original trio bassist David vid Piltch. Cole is touring extensively, nsively, performing material from her new release as welll as a broad selection of fan favourites from her more than an 20-year recording career including I Can See Clearly Now, Calling You and Make it Go Away. “She exudes as much h fun as feeling in concert treating the people ople to a rare performance that was musically rewarding and refreshingly ngly intimate.” — Calgary Herald. ld. “A Cole recording or performance is something of a deli smoothie: she throws the he raw materials into a musical al blender, and out comes a tall cool refreshment.” — The Vancouancouver Sun. “She consistently proves oves that delivering a lyric iss as much a creative art as writing one.” — Rolling g Stone. “Cole’s voice: smoky, though not quite sultry; y; as sly as it is sexy; and brimming with adventure bordering on recklessness. And it bears an alluring touch of darkness, though it’s not without a mitigating hint of optimism.” — Wall Street Journal. “Ms. Cole invented her own niche as a chanteuse.” — New York Times. For more about her, visit www.hollycole.com. For details of her March 26 performance in Courtenay, visit www. w. sidwilliams theatre.com. m. She will be joined onstage for one song by y the MULTIPLE JUNO AWARD winner Holly Cole performs March 26 at the Sid Williams Theatre, G.P. Vanier choir. — Sid Williams Theatre including an appearance by the G.P. Vanier Choir.

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Dance part of season Rocky Mountain Rebel Music is back with K-Man and the 45’s for a night of nonstop dancin’ March 29 at the Waverley Hotel. This band has expanded to include 10 members from across the globe to bring a unique variety of musical experience and

ON STAGE expertise. This diverse collective talent accounts for the band’s high-energy and full sound as well as its broad range of musical influences. Charged by reggae, rock, funk, dub, dance-

Cult playing Zo vocals) and “Bootless” Bob Henderson (drums). The lads are familiar faces at various venues around the Comox Valley music scene, including a couple of appearances at MusicFest. With the Cult’s music ranging from heartfelt ballads to high-energy, foot-stomping pub songs, Zocalo provides an ideal intimate setting in which to enjoy pub music in a familyfriendly environment. — Celtic Cargo Cult

After a hectic Saint Patrick’s weekend, David Somers and Celtic Cargo Cult are back to their regular monthly gig at Zocalo Café this Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The band performs original music as well as traditional and contemporary Irish songs (with a few Scottish ones thrown in for good measure). Celtic Cargo Cult consists of David Somers (guitar/vocals), David Hext (bass/

hall, punk, and world rhythms, Rocky Mountain Rebel Music delivers an original sound that defies comparison. Shredding guitars, bubblin’ keys, smooth horns, hand percussion, drums, and heavy bass form the rough and rugged foundation upon which vocals rise and fall like the tide on Vancouver Island’s rocky coast. With K-Man and the 45’s this promises to be the dance party of the season. K-Man and the 45’s are a ska-reggae band from Montreal. Rocking ska with a hot horn section, catchy songs, and swagger! For more about the bands, visit http:// rmrm.ca and www. kmanandthe45s.com. Waverley doors open at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cumberlandvillageworks. com. — Cumberland Village Works

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REBEL Music, one of the favourites at last year’s Big Time Out, is returning to Cumberland on March 29 at the Waverley Hotel with Montreal ska-reggae band K-Man and the 45’s.

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Winslow story relevant after century Dramatic play set in pre-First World War England Courtenay Little Theatre’s spring production The Winslow Boy will open at the Sid Williams Theatre on April 11 and run until April 20. Directed by Bill Walton, this well-written play dramatizes preWorld War One England and the media frenzy that erupted over a father’s fight to clear his son’s name. Terence Rattigan wrote the play in 1945, basing it on the actual facts of the case against a young naval cadet charged with stealing a five shilling postal order. The play closely follows the story of the boy’s father and sister, who are obsessed with proving the young boy’s innocence at any cost to themselves, which results in the case turning into a national headline. Young Ronnie Winslow (played by Christian Taylor) attends Osborne, the Royal Naval Preparatory school, and is summarily sent home, found guilty of stealing and cashing the postal order. This expulsion prompts the ensuing battle between the father’s personal principles and the established military order. Veteran actor Tony Arnold, as Arthur Winslow, is suitably strong and forthright, able to show concern for his son while still maintaining the staid Edwardian facade. The other family members (Alana Gowdy as the mother Grace Winslow, Kari Larsen as the suffragette sister Catherine, and James Coates as Ronnie’s elder brother Dickie) have to make sacrifices and endure public ridicule. Supporting roles are played by Wes Buckle,

evant today as it was a hundred years ago. Fighting for what one believes is just, is central to our civilized existence but the author has written dialogue full of sensitivity and humour. Though The Winslow Boy is set in an age of strict codes of conduct and manners, audiences will relate to a father’s belief in his son and doing what has to be done, regardless of the cost, financial or otherwise. Tickets are available at the Sid Williams box office (www.sidwilliamstheatre.com). — Courtenay Little Theatre

COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE is in rehearsal for their show ‘The Winslow Boy’ which opens at the Sid Williams Theatre April 11. Pictured here are Tony Arnold as the father Arthur Winslow, Christian Taylor as his son Ronnie, Alana Gowdy as his wife Grace, Terry Penney as Desmond the family solicitor, and Wes Buckle as lawyer Sir Robert Morton. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY as the renowned barrister Sir Robert Morton, Jeannine Taylor as the faithful though out-spoken maid Violet, Greg Knights, as Catherine’s fiancé John, and Terry Penney as the family solicitor Desmond. Rounding out this strong Courtenay Lit-

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Old Soul playing Zocalo Old Soul, a new act, is playing Thursday night (March 21) at Zocalo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with some special guests. Old Soul is otherwise known as Shayne Stuchbery. Although he is pretty new to performing, he has some familiarity with a number of impromptu jam sessions in the Valley. He showed up at a few Thursday night Waverley jams a couple years back, and in the homes and workshops of dear friends around Courtenay and Cumberland to share songs and swap stories. With four kids and a baffling penchant for playing rugby at the ridiculous age of nearly 40, he doesn’t get out much. However the few times Shayner has locked into a good old tune with his friends there have been some truly memorable moments. Old Soul will also be careful to bring some bonus nostalgia for any fellow expat New Zealanders with one or two traditional Maori Waiata and a handful of classic Kiwi tunes. — Shayne Stuchbery

Painters invite you to studios Fine artists Gail Neuls and Mary Reed invite you to their homes for a tour of their studios March 23 and 24 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Gail is a semiabstract stylist painter and has a way of expression that compels the viewer to want to discover hidden mysteries. Her use of colour brings life and cheer to something that is drab and dull, capturing it in a decorative manner. Mary is a realistic impressionist painter whose love for art is expressed in a number of subjects from people and animals to landscapes. Gail lives at 3350 Fraser Rd. Take the first road to the right past the Future Shop light at the intersection on the Old Island Highway going towards Royston. Mary lives on the corner of Fraser Road

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ART ALCHEMY STUDIO GALLERY presents t exhibit hibit by b Tracy Kobus until March 23. FMI: www.artalchemy.ca. AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL presents Georgia Jazz Straight Jazz society concerts on most Thursday nights. Comedy night on the third Thursday of the month. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-331-0334 or www.georgiastraightjazz. com. 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. Art on the Wall exhibit on Saturdays from April 13 to May 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. FMI: 250-338-6211 or www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com. CORRE ALICE GALLERY at 2781 Dunsmuir Ave. in Cumberland. COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents The Winslow Boy, Sid Williams Theatre, opening April 11. FMI: www. sidwilliamstheatre.com. 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. 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. 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. Members’ Spring Show & Sale until April 7. FMI: www. pearlellisgallery.com or Facebook. POTTERS PLACE exhibits feature artist Jaime Willms and various members 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.

Thursday, March 21 MAEVE MacKINNON TRIO at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/ concerts. JON BROOKS Venue Formerly Known As Joe’s Garage. Advance tickets only. FMI: 250-702-6456. OLD SOUL at Zocalo Café with special guests, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, March 22 SANTA LUCIA at Waverley Hotel. FMI: cumberlandvillageworks.com. EDEN ROBINSON reads from her writing, 4 to 5 p.m. at I-Hos Gallery. RSVP by phoning 250-339-7702. JIM CHEW & RALPH BARRAT at Zocalo Café, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR screens at Comox United Church, 7 p.m. GORD KRUGER & THE AMIGOS at Filberg Centre, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents an art talk, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at CVAG. FMI: comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250-338-6211. CELTIC CARGO CULT at Zocalo Café, 7 to 9 p.m. GAIL NEULS & MARY REED open houses at their art studios — 3350 Fraser Rd. and 3509 South Island Highway respectively, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday March 24 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents TIFF movie The Angels’ Share, 5 p.m. at Rialto Theatre. FMI: 250338-6211. GAIL NEULS & MARY REED open houses at their art studios — 3350 Fraser Rd. and 3509 South Island Highway respectively, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Friday, March 29 ROCKY MOUNTAIN REBEL MUSIC and K-MAN & THE 45’S at Waverley Hotel. FMI: www.cumberlandvillageworks.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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The public is invited to attend Art Talk: engage at the Comox Valley Art Gallery this Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free or by donation. This talk will be a community panel discussing the themes from the current exhibition Towards Grace. Towards Grace is an art exhibit consisting of art submissions from members of CVAG and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, in partnership with the CV Justice Centre. Artists were asked to explore and respond to the themes around countering, healing, addressing and transforming the issues of racism, homophobia and hate-crime in the context of a diverse community. At the opening reception March 15, outstanding works of art were recognized, with awards presented by Iona Campagnolo, patron of the CV Justice Centre. The jury comprised arts council appointee, artist Heather Aton; CVAG’s appointee artist Robert Moon and Justice Centre’s chief administrator Bruce Curtis. • Madeleine Wood was presented with the Award for Artistic Merit; the piece selected in this category embodies the attributes of traditional esthetics: sensitive selection of colour; graceful depiction of form; excellence in the expression of line; and creative composition. She also received the Award for Response to Homophobia. The work chosen confronts the underlying belief of some that same-sex love is ugly and repugnant. Both awards recognize her paintings titled My Line (#20, 23, and 25).

• Marilyn Peeters was presented with the Award for Response to Racism for her painting Peace Offering. The jury selected a work that presented images of real diversity woven together and connected by understanding and respect, bound together by the deep roots of all cultures. Marilyn is a Comox Valley artist who graduated as an external student with Emily Carr University at North Island College in 2009. • Patricia MacNeil’s serigraph print, titled Different Opinions, was selected to receive the Award for Response to Hate. In this category, the judges’ attention was drawn to a work that captured the ugliness of hate arising from the rejection of difference. The judges still felt there was one work

of sufficient merit for an award, but didn’t specifically fall into one of the categories. The panel established a further award dubbed the Nakeestla Award. Nakeestla is a Kwak’wala word which, generally translated, means “coming together to make things right.” Selected for the Nakeestla Award is 5 Steps Towards Grace by artist Lisa Kirk, who discovered art in her late 20s when living on Cortes Island. Lisa studied life drawing at North Island College, establishing her teaching studio at home in the Comox Valley. Campagnolo stated in her address that: “Engaging the arts in an examination of our thoughts and beliefs about these themes is to begin the process of challenging prejudice,

power, and inequality, in the interests of enhancing compassion and human equity.” To further explore these issues, Saturday’s Art Talk: engage brings together a selection of exhibiting artists, including most of the award recipients, to give a short presentation about an artwork which they have submitted to this show. Presentations will describe the artists’ process, inspiration, tell a story or describe a hope for how the work may affect, inspire or produce a response in viewers. CVAG is in downtown Courtenay at 580 Duncan Ave. This new show runs through April 20. For details, visit comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250338-6211. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

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Regehr to play for UBC Thunderbirds next season Three of the top boys volleyball players in B.C. – including Joel Regehr of Courtenay – will be UBC Thunderbirds next fall. Along with Regehr, the new T-Birds include Irvan Brar of Surrey and Mathew Guidi of Coquitlam. ”We’ve kept a keen eye on their development and are excited about their eagerness to join our program,” said UBC head coach Richard Schick. “They all know our current players very well, which should make their transition to the CIS level go much more smoothly. All three of these guys play on very good club

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teams with great coaches and we’re all very excited about them joining our Thunderbird family.”

Regehr is ranked as the No. 5 graduating player in B.C. high school boys volleyball by The Province newspaper. The 6’,7” middle is currently attending Mark R. Isfeld Secondary in Courtenay. He reached 11 feet, five inches in vertical jump testing with Team BC this past summer. “Joel’s a guy who’s flown under the radar for a while,” said Schick. “With his size and physical ability, he’s going to be an outstanding CIS player. He’s been really well coached through his early club and high school years by someone who knows and understands the

Joel’s a guy who’s flown under the radar for a while. With his size and physical ability, he’s going to be an outstanding CIS player.

UBC coach Richard Schick game and is a player who at 6’,7” has really good overall skills.” Regehr may not be at UBC yet but he already has ties to the Thunderbirds. His mother, Donna Baydock, is a UBC graduate and a former coach of the women’s volleyball team. She was named the Canada West and CIS Coach of the Year in 1989. Regehr grew

up learning the sport from Baydock. He says his mother’s history with Canada’s most successful athletic program is one of the big reasons he chose to play for the T-Birds. “The men’s program is attractive to play for because of the calibre of young, talented guys who are on the team right now

Mount Washington athletes hit podium Eight athletes from the Mount Washington Freestyle Club qualified for the Junior National Freestyle Championships at Apex Mountain last weekend. Skiers from all over the country turned up to see how well they measured up in four different competitions: slopestyle, moguls, big air, and dual moguls. Three athletes qualified for all four events: Teal Harle (Mount Washington), Mei Pond (Nanaimo) and Todd Heard (Duncan). Riley Heard (Duncan) and Peter Stubbs (Courtenay) qualified for the mogul events, and Layne Anvelt (Parksville), Erin Sketchley (Campbell River) and Hannah Benischek (Victoria) qualified for big air. Podium of Life student Teal Harle, 16, stood on the podium a couple of times. In the first event, slopestyle, Harle won a bronze medal amidst a strong field. His run, which included sick tricks on rails combined with three big jumps where he spun hard, was enough to sneak by fourth place into third. The second day of competition was moguls where Harle’s first run earned him ninth place, which was good as he wiped out on the second run. The third day of competition was very exciting, as athletes threw huge tricks off a massive jump. Harle stomped his first hit, switch bio 9 grab. His second jump he over-spun

and that I’ll get to play with over the next couple years,” said Regehr. “I also enjoy coach Schick’s coaching style and feel like I can become the best I can be with the resources at UBC and the guidance of coach Schick and (assistant) coach Matt LeBourdais.” Regehr also played with Brar on the B.C. White team at the 2011 Western Elite Championship. On the club circuit, he played for the Victoria Volleyball Association, led by coach Dave Dooley. Brar is a 6’,2” left side See REGEHR, B9

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PODIUM OF LIFE student Teal Harle earned silver in big air and bronze in slopestyle at the Junior National Freestyle Championships in Apex. a switch bio 1080. But his first jump was good enough to earn him a silver medal. Pond, a 13 year old from Victoria, was at the top in all four events. Her slopestyle run impressed the judges enough to earn her a bronze medal. She skied her way to a silver medal in single mogul. In big air

her 720 was good enough to earn her a fourth place finish. And in the final event, dual moguls, she raced against a number of other girls and finished with a bronze medal. Sketchley, another Podium of Life student, hit the big air jump with a huge double spread and finished

seventh, just behind teammate Hannah Benischek. Anvelt finished in the top 20 in both the big air and slopestyle competitions. Stubbs narrowly missed out on a podium finish in moguls. His fantastic run earned him a high enough score to finish fourth. Riley Heard finished

in the top 10 in moguls. Unfortunately, Todd Heard, one of the most dominant B.C. skiers, watched as he nursed an injury. These skiers are off to Silverstar next week to compete in the last of the B.C. Series races. – Podium of Life Ski Academy

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings and Victoria Cougars have booked their reservations for the Cyclone Taylor Cup. What remains up for grabs between the two Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams is the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy. That award goes to the VIJHL playoff champion, and game one in the bestof-seven finals goes Saturday, March 23 at Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena No. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Game 2 is March 26 in Victoria, Game 3 is March 28 in Victoria and Game 4 is March 30 (7:30 p.m.) in Courtenay. If needed, Game 5 is March 31 in Victoria, Game 6 April 2 (7:30 p.m.) in Courtenay and Game 7 April 3 in Victoria. The Cougars posted the best record in B.C. Jr. B hockey this season at 45-12 while the North Division champion Glacier Kings finished 22-22-3. The Cougars had the top four scorers in the league while the Yetis have the top goalie in Michael Hails. Check out the Record sports online (www.comoxvalleyrecord. com) for a detailed tale-ofthe-tape of the two teams. The Glacier Kings host the Cyclone Taylor Jr. B Provincials April 11-14. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com


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player who has been named to the first allstar team at the B.C. High School Provincial Championships two years in a row after leading Fraser Heights Secondary to back-toback bronze-medal finishes. Brar was ranked as the No. 3 graduating boys volleyball player in B.C. by The Province newspaper. A skilled all-around player, Brar teamed up with Kris McCrea to win beach volleyball gold at the B.C. Summer Games last summer. Guidi is a multi-sport star who is finishing his Grade 12 year at Coquitlam’s Pinetree Secondary. The 6’,3” left side is described

as a competitive player with excellent overall skill. Guidi was also a member of the BC Blue squad that competed at the 2011 Western Elite Championship in Kelowna. Regehr, Brar and Guidi will be joining a UBC squad that finished fourth in the Can-

ada West playoffs after a 15-7 regular season in 2012-13. The Thunderbirds will return nearly its entire roster of young, talented players, such as Canadian junior national team members Milan Nikic, Alex Russell and Jarrid Ireland, next year. – UBC Thunderbirds

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ISLAND EXPRESS BUS BLUE TOQUE FC goalie Dale Greene makes the stop on a shot by a Blue Balled player in the A Tier final of the CVSSC Indoor Soccer League. Blue Toque took first place with a 7-2 win.

BlueToque tops Blue Balled Veteran experience trumped youthful enthusiasm in the A Tier final of the Comox Valley Sports & Social Club’s Indoor Soccer League last Thursday. It was Blue Toque FC, the indoor soccer veterans and former league champs, rising to the occasion to regain the title with a 7-2 win over the league newcomers Blue Balled. The game was closely contested until the final 15 minutes, when Rob Caya snared the go-ahead goal and his team proceeded to pull away on the scoreboard. Blue Balled had climbed into the championship game by knocking out the previously undefeated No. 1 seed, I Don’t Know, but had trouble getting through the stellar Blue Toque defence. In the third-place game, I Don’t Know won by a 7-0 score over Multiple Scoregasms to finish on a high note.

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Confusion will face The Off Side for third place. The Toepunters will play against UnReal Madrid for seventh spot, while NISU Soccer Club, One Dollar Vegetables and The Black Ninjas will face off to figure out ninth overall. Registration is now open for the CVSSC’s co-ed spring sports leagues, with popular leagues like out-

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Youth teams needed Volunteers and youth teams are needed for the 31st annual Royal LePage Comox Valley Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race. The adult entries are full at 180 teams and now the call is out to 14 to 18 year olds to register for this amazing relay race. Teams consist of nine athletes who race from the summit of Mount Washington to Comox Marina Park. Race legs include alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, running, mountain biking, kayaking, road cycling and canoeing. Race day is set for April 28 at 9:15 a.m. If you missed the boat to enter your team you can still get involved by volunteering for this exciting community event. You can find details and contact information at www.snowtosurf.com. – Royal LePage Comox Valley Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race

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Comets have fun at ringette tournament To paraphrase Julius: “Vini, Vidi, Vici.” We came, we saw, we conquered. On Feb. 22-24 the intrepid Comox Valley U10 and U14 Comets travelled again to the Lower Mainland for another weekend full of fun and games. This time it was the Port Coquitlam Ringette Jamboree hosted by the Port Coquitlam Ringette Association. This was an unsanctioned event and therefore left plenty of room for play and more play. Each team had the opportunity to, once again, demonstrate their acquired skills as they faced some serious and tenacious adversaries. Some 20 teams from the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan were present at this tournament. Although everyone did well it is worth mentioning the outstanding performances by Michaela Poetker, Zoe Harrison and Inara Turner in the U10 group and Marley Harrison, Sumner Humphrey and Anya Boisvert in the U14 group.

THE COMOX VALLEY Comets girls teams enjoyed themselves at the Port Coquitlam Ringette Jamboree. As a result of conflicting schedules the U14 team was short of a few players which gave the opportunity for some of the U10s to play with the U14s. The schedule was such that some of these kids had to play back-to-back games and assuredly were relieved when the

buzzer announcing the end of the second game finally rang. Ringette is an incredibly fast-paced sport and did we have an opportunity to witness this as the teams were invited to a National Ringette Association game between the Vancouver Thunder and

the Winnipeg Prairie Fire in Richmond on Sunday the 24th. For those who were able to travel from Port Coquitlam to Richmond to attend this event, it was a feast. The children were invited to tie up their skates and wear their helmets to be on the ice

with the two teams for the traditional O Canada, after which some of the older girls acted as penalty box gatekeeper. And then the whistle went, the game started and what we saw was some outstanding and incomparable skating skills, stick handling finesse and a game

played with frenzy, vivacity and unrelenting action. We were all in awe. The NRA is the ringette equivalent of the NHL. For those interested, enter this link to Rick Mercer’s humorous and entertaining report on ringette: http://www. y o u t u b e. c o m / wa t c h ?v=xFAKtHFswx0. Or visit the BC Thunder Ringette website where you can find more information about the team, the sport, its rules and subtleties. Sadly, the Comox Valley Comets season will wrap up at the end of March. The players and their coaches are all looking forward to next September when they will be back on the ice, hopefully with many new players. The Comox Valley Ringette Association holds a “Come try Ringette” event every year in September and they are looking forward to this event as it gives potential recruits an opportunity to try the game, test their skills and hopefully join the association. See you next year. – Comox Valley Ringette

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Young curlers off to Worlds Three junior curlers from the Comox Valley Curling Club will have the great opportunity to be a part of the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship in Victoria through the Junior Stars Program. Brier Pilon, Greg Murray and Keni Michell have been selected and assigned to a team participating in the championships, which run March 30 to April 7. The three young curlers who curl twice weekly at the Comox Valley Curling Club will receive their own unique Junior Stars jacket and spend time with their assigned team. The juniors will attend one draw and get to meet the team to which they are assigned. – Comox Valley Curling Club

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score board INDOOR SOCCER Thursday A Tier Team W I Don’t Know 7 Blue Toque FC 5 Multi. Scoregasms 4 Blue Balled 4 Mint Berry Crunch 3 Norwegian Refs 3 Smells Team Spirit 2 Red Card Heroes 3 The Untouchaballs 1 Scoring All Night 1 B Tier Team W AFC United 6 The Off Side 6 Free Lions 6 United Confusion 4 Toepunters 2 NISU Soccer Club 1 UnReal Madrid 2 One Dollar Veggies 1 The Black Ninjas 1 Extra Game 0

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ast week I joined Larry Stefanyk on a precarious adventure that somehow turned out well. It all started when Larry volunteered to host a fly-fishing seminar and trout fishing day on Spider Lake for the highest bidder at a Pacific Salmon Foundation fundraiser banquet in Qualicum. When the dust settled Larry had committed to host four people. It turned out that the day they chose was last Monday, March 11 and if you recall that was the first day of a stormy week. The group consisted of two teenage boys, Alexander and Benjamin, with their father Cameron Bramwell from Toronto, and John Lyotier of Bowser – the trip being a gift from grandma Bramwell. Neither of the boys had ever fished for or caught a trout in their lives and to try to catch one on this cold day on a fly was more than a small challenge. It is no small compliment to Larry’s teaching and coaching abilities that everybody landed a trout. My role was really quite simple because I had John in my boat and he was an accomplished angler with many years of ocean fishing and fly fishing for steelhead, with dry fly under his belt, in the streams and rivers of the northwestern part of our province. Fortunately for us the predicted storm and wind did not materialize until we were leaving the lake in the late afternoon. It was a cold, raw day that did not look very fishy. The Solunar Table predicted a minor period about 11:30 and we were fishing into a falling barometer. It was the kind of day that even severely addicted anglers such as Larry and I would hesitate

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May 9, 1936 - March 17, 2013 Surrounded with the love of his family at Ocean View, Comox, BC, it is with great sadness that we announce that Bob passed away peacefully. Married on March 16, 1957 in St. Hubert, Quebec to Teri Ryz. They were very privileged to have four children. Predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Margaret Sleigh, brother Frederick and sister Marion. Bob is survived by his wife Teri of 56 years, son Steve (Debbie), daughter Joni (John), daughter Tracey (Ray), son Kevin (Jacinthe), sisters Dorothy and Jeanne. As well, survived by his 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Bob served 29 years in the RCAF Military, retiring as a Master Warrant Officer of the 407 Squadron. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the wonderful and caring staff at Ocean View. As well, a special acknowledgement to Dr. Janice McLaughlin for her compassionate care. A Celebration of Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held at Piercyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-Mt. Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Avenue, Courtenay, BC on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1:00 - 3:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson Society Canada.

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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 PaciďŹ c time Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

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I, Jennifer Louise Turner will no longer be responsible for any debts or bills incurred by my husband, John Christopher Turner as of January 18,2013

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

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FULL TIME/PART TIME Class 1 or 3 driver with air, required immediately for Port Hardy. Bulk fuel/off road exp. an asset. Clean abstract. Competitive wage package w/beneďŹ ts. Send resume by fax to 250-949-6381 or email jdwork@ketacable.net NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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$179,500. Spacious 1110sq ft, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, top ďŹ&#x201A;oor, ocean view condo. New roof, new balcony, lrg master bdrm & ensuite, lots of storage, insuite W/D, skylight in kitchen, thick carpet except in bathroom/kitchen/laundry, 5 appls. Adult building, no pets, no rentals. Call 250-203-9673.

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

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

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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

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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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.

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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, 2-BDRM Apt., 1 bath, NS/NP. $650 mo. Avail immed. 250-898-8285. MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. 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 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. 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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Cubbon Apartments For Seniors - 55+ 1035 North Park Street Bachelor - $600 and up One Bedroom - $800 & up Two Bedroom - $950 & up. Close to sunny downtown Victoria and designated for seniors 55 years or older Amenities include a coffee lounge, games room, exercise room, and library and garden plots available for your green thumb. Pets welcome Please call Dick or Diane at 250-383-1162 or email cub@raamco.ca to view our available suites. Wetherby Apartments For Seniors - 55+ 3205 Wetherby Road Seniors only please - 55+. Bachelor - $750 & up. 1 bdrm - $890 & up 2 bdrm - $1125 & up. This seniors only building has on site laundry, outdoor and covered parking, Shopping at Hillside Mall is just steps away. Pets welcome with some restrictions. Please call Bonny at 250-598-1650 weth@raamco.ca to view our available suites. Gorge View Apartments 258 Gorge Road East 1 bdrm - $860 & up 2 bdrm - $1075 & up 2 bdrm+den - $1160 & up We offer a full size indoor swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room, squash court underground and above ground parking. Pets welcome. Please call Doug or Kidest at 250-380-6566 to view our available suites or email gv@raamco.ca or gvapts@shaw.ca. Hybury House 3868 Shelbourne Street 1 bdrm - $860 1 bdrm+den - $910 2 bdrm - $1050 Hybury House offers an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and on site laundry and outdoor parking. Pets welcome. Please call Sharon at 250-477-1039 or email hh@raamco.ca to view our available suites. Maplewood Green 3255 Cook Street 1 bdrm - $860 & up. 2 bdrm - $1040 & up Extra Lg 2 bdrm- $1250 & up (some w/an in-suite W/D) Maplewood Green offers an indoor swimming pool, on site laundry and outdoor parking. Pets welcome. Please call Sherry at 250-384-3601 or email mw@raamco.ca to view our available suites. Park West Apartments 55 Bay Street 1 bdrm - $785 & up 2 bdrm - $1000 - $1100 Park West offers on site laundry, outdoor and covered parking. Save-On Foods and several other great amenities are only one block away. Park West backs a beautiful park in the heart of Vic West, perfect for pet owners. Please call 250-590-7505 or email pw@raamco.ca to view our avail. suites. Seagate Apartments 707 Esquimalt Road 1 bdrm - $860 & upsome with a view 2 bdrm -$1100 & up some with a view Seagate offers an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room, games room, squash court, bus stop outside the building and underground parking. Pets welcome. Please call 250-383-1731 or email sea@raamco.ca to view our avail. suites.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent. Prime location in Comox. 1200 sqft, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ofďŹ ce space. $1200+HST per month. Contact James at 250-3392261.

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TRENDY TIN Town location, 1500 sq ft suitable for art or dance studio, warehouse/retail or ofďŹ ces. High ceiling & bay door. Back yard space avail. Call 250-897-0950 (days) 250703-0400 (eve)

COTTAGES FURNISHED MTN top cottage at Forbidden Plateau. Call 250-337-5944, 250-218-7148.

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576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS Comox 2 BDRM, rancher style duplex in quiet area. F/S, D/W,W/D, garage. Great place with large kitchen, bath & storage throughout home $1150 3 BDRM, rancher style upstairs duplex. 5 appls, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors good area of Comox - $1200 COURTENAY 3 BDRM,rancher duplex on Urquhart. Large open concept with F/S, W/D and laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors. N/S, N/P $950/mth 2 BDRM unit on Back Road. Open living/dining room with F/S, D/W, W/D. Lots of storage. N/S, N/P $800/mth COURTENAY- 3 bdrm + den, 2 bath, 5 new appls, fenced yard, wired shopped/garden shed, end of cul-de-sac, Puntledge area. Avail Apr 1 or 15. N/S, no parties, pet neg. $1200. Call 1-(250)710-8279. LAZO DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, f/s, Pet ok. $900/mo +dmg & pet deposit 339-4165

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

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

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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

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WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay

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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

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PACIFIC COURT 1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

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

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

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

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

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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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TOWNHOUSES TORRY PINES 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 COURTENAY BRIGHT 2 bdrm home. NS/NP. $1000. Avail Apr 1. (250)941-4481. DOWN PAYMENT stopping you from buying a home? There are options and a ďŹ ve minute phone call will get you the information you need to know. Rick Bossom, BayďŹ eld Mortgage Professionals 250334-1683

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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

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

ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Call 250-338-7136 for tour.

ocean pacific realty Property Management East Courtenay Apartments 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F&S, N/S, pets neg., $750/mo, Available immediately. Call Randy Devine 250-334-9900 APARTMENT/CONDO

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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

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

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. COURTENAY (158 Back Rd)newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Avail now $775. Family oriented complex, 5 appls. N/S, 1 pet allowed. (250)890-0290.

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

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite - spacious and modern. Excellent location in central Comox walking distance to everything. In suite storage. Extra large kitchen and dining area. Resident social room. Elevator and security entry. A very well maintained and well managed building. Also One Bedroom & Den. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite. Ensuite, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, in suite washer/dryer. New appliances. Within walking distance to downtown. Well maintained and well managed building with quiet, mature neighbours. Resident social room. Indoor scooter parking. Elevator. Security entry. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264 or David @ 250338-0267.

VILLA MONTECITO 1331 England Ave. TWO BEDROOM over 1,000 sq. ft. Centrally located near downtown and Safeway complex. Very attractive suite with large, designer kitchen, ensuite and five full sized appliances. Quiet, mature neighbours. Well maintained and well managed building. Security entry. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

GREENBRIER 750 Eighth Street TWO BEDROOM corner suite - ensuite bath, five full sized appliances. Large, bright and spacious. Private deck. In suite storage. Freshly renovated. Finest in Courtenay. Three blocks from downtown. Security Entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

EDGEWATER 355 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM top floor 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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2 bdrm ground level suite;4 appl. & ideally located in walking distance to schools, shopping & amenities; perfect for quiet individual or couple! N/S & N/P; $750/mo; avail.Apr. 1

KENDAL AVE. SUITE

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

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

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

CHERRYWOOD MANOR

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

CUMBERLAND RD. SUITE

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

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.

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

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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.

2002 HARLEY Davidson Road Glide, 95ci, loaded, many extras, set up for touring custom paint, must be seen, $11,900 OBO. 250-871-3126. 2003 GOLDKEY HARLEY DAVIDSON FATBOY. Black and silver. 14,000km. $85,000 in receipts. $25,000. 250-9233431 or 250-202-1340

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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 It’s Naw-Rúz – the Bahá’í New Year is celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21. ~~~ “If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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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

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

An Affirming Ministry

Comox Avenue at 250 Beach Dr.

@ 10:30 am

Faith Family Friends

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

Sundays 10 am

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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 6:30 am Goose Spit

Easter Sunday Service 10 am Hearing Assistance

Full Wheelchair Access

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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

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Palm Sunday Service & Sunday School

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

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

Rev. Maggie Enwright

1st Street & Penrith

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN 725 Aspen Rd., Comox

2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

Service 10:30am Sunday, March 24

“A place for you: John 14:2

Guest Speaker: Rev. Wally Fry

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

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LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

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11:00 am - March 29

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1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

250-400-7800

PRESBYTERIAN

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

Good Friday Service

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LUTHERAN

11:00 am - March 24 Followed by Pot Luck Lunch

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

Good Friday Service 10 am

Everyone Welcome

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

Email: cxunited@telus.net

Bay Community Church

Community Church

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RESONATE SO BAPTIST CHURCH

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

Comox Valley

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. 250-338-1312

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St. Peter

9:15 am Contemporary Service

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

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PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck

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

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

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

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