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ROADS AND TRAILS in the Stotan Falls area now are forbidden to the public by the property owner.

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Public banned from Stotan Falls area Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Motorists are unable to pass through Comox Logging Road for the time being because a gate is closed on the roadway that provides a shortcut from town to the Inland Island Highway and Forbidden Plateau. The gate is located near Stotan Falls where a developer wants to a create a riverfront community. The Nanaimo-based 3L Developments hopes to construct homes and develop trails at the confluence of the Puntledge and Browns rivers, but the Comox Valley Regional District says the project is not in synch with the Regional

Growth Strategy. 3L owns 385 acres, a portion of which was to be dedicated as parkland or greenspace upon project completion. The plan includes 618 lots for single-family homes, nine acres for patio homes tailored for seniors, nine additional kilometres of trails, links to public bus routes and a commercial centre. 3L purchased the property from Comox Timber and Hancock Forest Management. 3L claims it offered to donate the land to the CVRD. In January, the company offered to sell the land to the district for $9 million, with 3L “carrying a portion of the purchase price,” as stated in a letter. The offer

included Stotan Falls and Bull Island. The CVRD board declined the conditional offer following an in-camera presentation last month from 3L president David Dutcyvich. Although the offer carried the benefit of securing public access to Stotan Falls, the proposal is inconsistent with the principles and direction in the governmentmandated RGS, which guides growth in the Valley over the next 20 years. The board is concerned about impacts the development would have on surrounding resource lands and agricultural areas. In a letter to Dutcyvich, Grieve also notes public opposition to urban

residential development in the area. “The CVRD does not have the funds to purchase the proposed approximately 81 hectares,” Grieve states. The property is designated a Rural Settlement Area. 3L could apply to subdivide under existing zoning into 20 hectare parcels. Another option is to apply for a zoning amendment to permit subdivision in accordance with RGS policies. The company could request zoning for lots as small as four hectares, in which case an Official Community Plan amendment is not required. A third option is to apply for an RGS ... see NATURE LOVER ■ A2

These days, Comox Valley resident Kelly Bedford serves people their favourite beverages, but yesterday Bedford was served with one of the highest medals a civilian can receive from the Australian government. Making the event even more special, Bedford received his award in Vancouver on Wednesday from Quentin Bryce, Australia’s governor-general. “I’m totally overwhelmed,” he said on Monday of the Australian National Emergency Medal. “I got an e-mail (entitled Isn’t life interesting) telling me that I was going to get the award....” Bedford, a former woodland firefighter in Alberta who now works as a bartender at the Whistle Stop Pub in Courtenay, was recognized for his exceptional volunteerism during the 2009 Australian (Victorian) bush fires. Trained in both firefighting and in emergency services, Bedford didn’t expect to be co-ordinating an evacuation and rescue centre on his trip Down Under, but said he can’t imagine doing anything else. “I was living in Toronto and left Canada to travel the Pacific, but got stuck in Australia,” he explained. “I came as a tourist checking things out, but just absolutely fell in love with the community.” Bedford remembers the date — Feb. 7, 2009 — when that morning, he saw the initial column of smoke. “It was full on, and I was right ... see BRUSHFIRES ■ A3

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Record Staff It seems like the Comox Valley Record’s lucky number is not three, but four. That’s the number of awards the newspaper received in the Canadian Community Newspaper Association’s Great Idea Awards 2013, announced Wednesday. Newspapers Canada notes the awardwinning entries demonstrate the most creative and innovative examples of newspaper marketing and promotion from daily and community publications across the country. The Record finished second in the Newspaper Marketing and Promotion category for sports editor Earle Couper’s Take Us Along layout, while it also garnered a firstplace finished in the Advertising - Print category for WinterFest 2012. In the Special Section category, the Record placed third for Comox by the Sea. Liz Tribe was the advertising consultant. The Record received its second first-place finish in the Print Innovation category with Let’s Eat Comox Valley 2013. On the editorial side, the CCNA announced in March that Bob Castle, the paper’s editorial cartoonist, has been judged to be the best editorial cartoonist in the country.

amendment to accommodate the proposed development. The second and third options require public hearings. 3L Developments did not return calls this week. In previous interviews, spokesman Kabel Atwall has said 3L plans to close the popular Stotan Falls and surrounding trails indefinitely due to liability issues. Trail users could sue the

company in case of an accident. “This is a terrible idea,” says one comment on the Record’s website. “Just the thought of 600-plus homes going up in this area makes my skin crawl and gets me hot and Irish inside,” another reader states. Another who spoke with the developer states: “Although the thought of our childhood hangout being developed makes me

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there,” he said. “My friend and I looked at each other and knew it was really bad.” Bedford recites the temperatures from that day without missing a beat — 47.8 C in Melbourne and 52 C in the State of Victoria where he was situated. “There was just so much heat, humidity and winds the fire blew up,” he added. Although the home in which he and his partner were residing was under threat, Bedford said the toughest part for him was having the firefighting and emergency rescue skill set and not being able to use them. To work for the fire service, or be employed anywhere in Australia (over the age of 30), Bedford would have had to find a sponsor. “I went to the forest service and asked how I could help, but they couldn’t take me,” he noted. As a member of Rotary in Toronto, Bedford approached the local Rotary club, and within 24 hours he found himself the second-in-command for the main relief effort. Despite having experience dealing with fatalities and emergencies in his former job, Bedford said nothing would have prepared him for what he saw. “The town was evacuated, people were burnt, people were looking for family; it was awful.” Bedford and his team created, organized and maintained a warehousesized donation centre,

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Renee Andor Record Staff

SMOKE ROSE OVER much of southeast Australia in 2009, when current Comox Valley resident Kelly Bedford fought deadly brushfires, earning the Australian National Emergency Medal this week. where they collected donations for those who had lost their home in the fire. They also organized and offered counselling services and worked with Australian Red Cross, as they were cut off from

“It was pretty challenging ... but it was so rewarding.” He returned to Canada in November 2011, and about eight months later, received an e-mail from the Rotary Club of Alexandra, which informed

The town was evacuated, people ❝ were burnt, people were looking for family; it was awful. ❞ Kelly Bedford Melbourne, the capital of the State of Victoria. The Black Saturday bushfires as they came to be known, resulted in Australia’s highest ever loss of life from a bushfire, killing 173 people and injuring 414. Bedford said he worked at the centre for about four to five weeks, working 60 to 70 hours a week.

Bedford of his nomination. “It was such an honour to be nominated, especially given that it was a particularly bad year for natural disasters.” Tom Farrell, secretary of the club in Victoria, Australia said Bedford along with a fellow Rotarian were asked by the shire (local Australian

government) to organize the receipt and distribution of the “tsunami of donated goods arriving in the town from the first morning after the fires.” “The club accepted the challenge ... when closed by the shire 10 weeks later, over 200 volunteers including most of the Rotarians, had supplied over 8,000 hours of work.” Bedford said following his work on the fire relief, he worked at an outdoor education group, and then returned to the Comox Valley to take up a job as a bartender. “I needed a job with no stress,” he said with a bit of a laugh. In addition to shifts at the pub, Bedford doubles as a music producer, and created a CD to raise funds to give back to those in Australia. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Courtenay council unanimously voted Tuesday in favour of the proposed scope of work for reviews of the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS). The draft scope of work for the service review, (which looks at all aspects of CVEDS), and contract performance review of CVEDS is expected to come before the Comox Valley Regional District for final consideration in mid-May. Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard called the scope of work comprehensive, and noted the importance of performance reviews. “Whether it is to quell the critics or raise concerns that we get the best bang for our buck, I think that it’s — you know, it works for all of us to do the best job that we can,” she said. Coun. Jon Ambler, a director on the CVRD board, used the opportunity to explain why he voted to further delay the service review of CVEDS — which was originally supposed to be done in 2012 — during a February CVRD meeting this year. “The CVEDS, right at this moment, is redoing their strategic plan and they said since we’ve already missed the (2012) deadline, what’s the harm in delaying it for a few months until their strategic study is done?” said Ambler. “So that’s why we voted against this plan as the regional district.”

During that February CVRD meeting, Comox director Tom Grant motioned to delay the reviews until the end of 2014. While his motion was supported by Ambler and fellow Courtenay directors Bill Anglin, Manno Theos and Starr Winchester, the motion was narrowly defeated. Coun. Bill Anglin, who represents Courtenay on the CVEDS board of directors, agreed and added looking at CVEDS’ future plans may be better than looking at the past. “With a new five-year plan coming into place, I thought it was perhaps better to see whether or not that direction is of greater import than what has gone on in the past,” he said. “To look at what’s happened — if there’s a significant change in strategic planning going forward — is less important than it is to say since the strategic plan’s been in place the relationships are better, and moving forward and moving in the right direction.” He also noted the contract review is due in 2014, and linking the two together in terms of timing made sense to him. “The linking of those two functions together led some people to believe it was about not having an actual review done; it wasn’t,” said Anglin. “It was merely administrative and trying to ensure that you get the best possible report as opposed to one that just merely meets an expediency requirement.” The reviews are required by legislature and are expected to be completed by an independent consultant. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Bronco recovering at Nanaimo rehab centre Former mayor suffered stroke earlier this year Scott Stanfield Record Staff

FORESTED LAND AROUND Denman Island’s Chickadee Lake is now officially parkland after the Ministry of Environment announced a new park and two protected areas for the Island.

Denman one-quarter protected Renee Andor

are Denman Island Park is made up of a number of areas on the Island rather than one large park. One of those areas very important to the DCA is around one of the Island’s two lakes. “There is one large area around Chickadee Lake, which has been, for our conservancy, of course, going on 15 years now, a major area of our concern,” he says, adding, “because

could manipulate the habitat.” He adds a volunteer group hopes to estabAbout a quarter of lish a population, and Denman Island is now has created a captive officially protected land, breeding facility on thanks to the addition Denman Island with of a new park and two the hope of releasing protected areas. the butterflies into the “I think for the comdesignated butterfly munity it’s an incredhabitat on the north ible amenity,” says end of the Island. Peter Karsten, who is Now that the parks on the Denman Island and protected areas Parks Committee. “It’s have been officially a wonderful, shall we designated, Karsten say, gift to us as Islandsays the Denman ers because it Island Parks has now made Committee will I think for the commu24, almost 25 work with BC per cent of our nity it’s an incredible ameParks to create Island be promanagement tected in green nity. It’s a wonderful, shall plans for the spaces, so this we say, gift to us as Islandareas, which will is really quite ers because it has now made determine approremarkable.” 24, almost 25 per cent of our priate uses for The Ministhe new areas, try of Environ- Island be protected in green whether they be ment announced spaces, so this is really quite conservation or Thursday the remarkable. recreation. new Denman Peter Karsten “There’s a very Island Park is intense conserslightly larger than Stanley Park, with Chickadee Lake was vation element to this surrounded by nice new park thing, but by 552 hectares of land. According to a Min- forest and, you know, and large I think it’s istry news release, a really good status, and going to, you know — further 92 hectares they have now secured the whole idea is to of land will be main- all that and it’s part of keep it as natural as tained and preserved the parks — that’s very possible and of course, more accessible,” he in the Denman Island nice.” Karsten notes part says. “There’ll be some Protected Area, plus 9.3 hectares make up of the northern Island trail development so the Boyle Point Pro- that is now Denman people can safely enjoy Island Park will be a nature.” tected Area. Environment MinisFinally, 52 hectares designated butterfly of land has been added preserve for the Tay- ter Terry Lake noted Island’s to Boyle Point Park, lor’s Checkerspot but- Denman making that park 188 terfly, which is a species unique ecosystems in at risk. the news release, and hectares in size. “To our knowledge, Comox Valley MLA The lands were acquired by the Min- (the Taylor’s Checker- Don McRae noted an istry in 2010 through spot butterfly is) only ecosystem in the Dena public-private part- existing on Denman man Island Park in nership involving land Island right now in all particular. “The Coastal Dougdonations, Crown land of Canada,” he says, transfers, the transfer adding the butterflies las-fir biogeoclimatof local development seem to like certain ic zone is one of the rights and carbon conditions found on the rarest zones in Britsequestration, accord- northern part of the ish Columbia and has Island that was logged a high conservation ing to the release. John Millen of the a number of years ago. value,” he said in the “The 10-hectare but- release as he thanked Denman Conservancy Association (DCA) terfly preserve would everyone involved in explains the 552-hect- be something that we protecting the ecologiRecord Staff

cally sensitive lands. “Families will be able to experience this unique ecosystem for years to come.” writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Bronco Moncrief, a longtime former mayor and councillor of Cumberland who suffered a stroke earlier in the year, is recovering at a rehabilitation centre in Nanaimo. The 85-year-old hopes to return home before May, in time for the annual Empire Days celebrations. “He’s pretty focused, he’s determined he’s getting home,” his daughter Julie Smith said. Moncrief had suffered paralysis down his right side, but has been regaining strength with time and physiotherapy. His family is now getting

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the home prepared. “He’s still having a bit of trouble with his speech,” said Smith, noting her father is still at a high risk for another stroke. “He’s amazing; he’s doing so great. He really appreciates all the visitors he gets. “We’re learning how to do as much as we can for him,” Smith added. “He’s pretty independent, though.” The Japanese government recognized

Moncrief in 2011 for helping to elevate the status of Japanese Canadians and for promoting friendly relations between Japan and Canada. Moncrief was awarded Japan’s second-highest honour, the Order of the Rising Sun, gold and silver rays, at a conferment ceremony July 23 that year at the Cumberland Cultural Centre. Known as colourful and outspoken, he was born William Moncrief, but is known far and wide as Bronco. A popular bike trail running alongside Perseverance Creek in Cumberland was named for him. Besides many years as an alderman and councillor, he served as mayor from 1969 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2002. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Astrophysicist running for Green Party He said the big question in this province is B.C. Hydro’s Integrated Resource Plan, which indicates 23 per cent of sustainable energy would be the maximum amount the corporation Scott Stanfield could handle. Record Staff “We really need to plan beyond that Chris Aikman is the boundary,” Aikman Green Party of B.C. cansaid. “But nobody’s didate for the Comox advocating that. The Valley in the May 14 CHRIS AIKMAN opportunity is right provincial election. Aikman spent most plan to migrate us off there for us to seize. of his working years on fossil fuels. It’s not a There’s great possiLittle Saanich Moun- technical problem, it’s bilities for our energy tain outside Victoria as not an economic prob- future. If any place on Earth can an astrodo it, B.C. physicist This far in we have no real plan can.” with the As for N a t i o n a l to migrate us off fossil fuels. It’s not a the proR e s e a r c h technical problem, it’s not an economic p o s e d Council of problem because countries that are R a v e n Canada. coal mine He enjoyed doing it are prospering for the most in Baynes g i v i n g part. It’s a political will, and unfortuSound, he o b s e r v a - nately that’s lacking here. feels govtory tours Chris Aikman e r n m e n t for school is systemclasses, probing the secrets of lem because countries atically ignoring public stellar chemistry and that are doing it are input from the public tracking wayward prospering for the most and municipalities. “The process is asteroids careening by part. It’s a political will, and unfortunately Earth. While the risk of civ- that’s lacking here.” While carbon tax is ilization being wiped out by an asteroid has a “small step in that Aikman diminished, the threat direction,” of climate change “is a feels we need to plan a migration towards susbig one today. “The evidence that tainable energy. “That’s not hard humans are driving it and that it’s happen- to do these days,” he ing is frightening,” said said, noting the cost of Aikman, a Green can- electrical generation is didate in the 2005 pro- cheaper than wind and vincial election. “This gas fire generation, for far in we have no real example.

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Office opening for NDP The Comox Valley NDP campaign is ramping up with an official opening of Kassandra Dycke’s campaign office at 408 Fifth St. in Courtenay this Friday starting at 5 p.m. “We already have hundreds of volunteers lined up, and we’ve knocked on thousands of doors in the Comox Valley,” said Dycke. “There is a real mood for change in the Comox Valley, and we’re working hard to provide people with a positive, practical alternative.” Dycke said the opening of the campaign office will enable even more people to get involved in the campaign. “Everyone is welcome to come to the office opening. It’s a chance to learn more about the NDP, and to volunteer on the campaign if you wish,” said Dycke. The office opening will feature remarks from Dycke and live local music, including the group Voices Three and renowned guitarist Alan Jossul. To find out more about the campaign, visit www.kassandradycke.bcndp. ca or call 250-3347156. — Kassandra Dycke

flawed very deeply from the outset because it doesn’t recognize environmental effects more than five kilometres from Fanny Bay,” Aikman said. “The Green Party is certainly not against mining but coal mining is a whole different dimension because it involves energy and a lot of other questions.” He says the Liberal’s and NDP’s “fantasy” that liquified natural gas exports will generate billions will not happen. “It may play a role, Quality Clothing Affordable Prices

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Where will Courtenay trail be built? Renee Andor Record Staff

The public will have a chance to let Courtenay council know what it thinks of an alternate off-site trail in the South Courtenay area. Tuesday, councillors moved a proposed amended version of the phased development agreement between the City and Buckstone Investments to the public hearing stage. The public hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, April 16 at City Hall (830 Cliffe Ave.) The development agreement lays out provisions for the residential development, which will be phased in over time and feature

about 300 properties when complete. The development is located on more than 70 acres of land in the Fraser Road and Comox Logging Road area of South Courtenay. According to a report from Courtenay’s manager of planning Ian Buck, the proposed amendments relate to the relocation of the sanitary sewer lift station, minor changes to water infrastructure regarding pipe diameters — and would give the developer an alternate route option for the off-site trail in the agreement. The alternate option would go along Beachwood Road to the foreshore before heading north to Millard Road

No UBID vote The two sole local landowners who submitted their nomination papers prior to the nomination deadline have been declared elected by acclamation, confirms Kevin Douville, Union Bay Improvement District’s chief returning officer and administrator. Bruce Livesey, an incumbent and current chair of the board of trustees and new trustee Marie Gaudreau will each serve a three-year term. They join remaining incumbents Carol Molstad, Anne Alcock and Alan Webb. The advance poll opportunity scheduled for April 9 is no longer required and is therefore cancelled, as is the election portion of UBID’s annual general meeting (AGM) on April 20 in the downstairs gymnasium at the UBID offices (former Union Bay Elementary School). The AGM formally starts at 2 p.m., with

and connecting to the existing Courtenay Riverway South trail. The original option would contribute to the Rails With Trails project that is expected to one day see a trail from Courtenay to Victoria next to the railway tracks on the E&N corridor. The developer’s “feeling is if they construct that portion of the rail line (trail) that it’s really a trail, at this point, to nowhere,” noted Buck. Leaving the agreement open for Buckstone to decide which off-site trail option it would like to do concerned Coun. RonnaRae Leonard. “That one is one that makes me a little

bit anxious,” she said, noting she sees the alternate option may benefit the community more than the original option, but it may not be what the community wants. “If the community is interested in the E&N Rails With Trails connecting Island-wide, if that is the greater community interest, it becomes not our choice (if it’s left up to the developer in the agreement).” Coun. Bill Anglin said creating a loop with the alternate trail makes more sense to him than the original trail proposal. He added the Rails With Trails project will likely go ahead whether a developer pays for

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Airport pressures Ottawa for tree heights decision Renee Andor Record Staff

About 100 flights have been diverted or cancelled over the past year thanks to the tree height issue around the Comox Valley Airport. Comox Valley Airport Commission CEO Fred Bigelow says he crunched the numbers carefully, paying close attention to the weather reports to ensure diversions and cancellations that would have occurred with regular instrument approach heights were not included in the total. Bigelow decided now is the time to start pressing the federal government to make its decision on the matter soon. “If this is to be dealt with, it needs to be dealt with before the weather closes back in next fall,” said Bigelow. Due to safety concerns about tall trees near the airport, Transport Canada imposed restrictions on the height at which pilots must be able to physically see the runway when they’re coming in to land. Instead of 200 feet, pilots must be able to see 500 feet — which has been in effect for two winters now and means lower cloud lev-

els prevent them more often from landing. Complicating matters, the trees are nesting habitat for great blue herons and are located on private property owned by people who have submitted objections to cutting them. Bigelow asked the Town of Comox for support in its request for a prompt decision by Defence Minister Peter MacKay. Comox council agreed in March writing a letter asking for ministry staff to “deal promptly with the four local landowners who have submitted objections.” Courtenay council has now followed suit and will soon send a similar letter asking the minister to make his decision on the matter with haste. Bigelow stressed the intent is not to push the minister one way or another in his decision — it’s just to get a decision. “It looked like the progress was slowing down,” he said, noting he watched as the file travelled up the chain and landed on the defence minister’s desk in December. “When I was making my own inquiries directly to see how things were going I got the impression that, perhaps, the

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Cumberland Discovery of coal “in the country of the Siklaults” focused attention on an area where a thriving community based on the coal resource was to develop. The 1864 Vancouver Island Exploring expedition confirmed local coal resources “... a rich vein, one of the finest seams of coal hitherto discovered, at least as far as the outcrop is a criterion, on the Pacific coast.” They were impressed by the quality and accessibility and a flurry of prospecting activity followed. 1 Within five years of Brown’s report, as many companies were reported to have been involved in developing seams of the Comox Basin. It was one of these companies, actually an unincorporated partnership named the Union Coal Mining Company, that gave the name to the settlement of Union. Formed in 1869, the Union Coal Mining Company acquired reserves which were formally surveyed in 1873. Ten years were spent in a generally frustrating and unrewarding attempt to prove up the Union Company claim. A partial trackway to tidewater was constructed and work begun at the pithead near Coal Creek and on crude log cabins before the Union Company’s vision of fortune faded before the reality of finance. Assets of the Union Coal Company were acquired by Dunsmuir, Diggle & Company. Then in May, 1883, Robert Dunsmuir bought out his partners. In the five years following (1883-88), survey teams must have checked the reserves, evaluated the potential of sites and started preliminary planning. There is a gap in the documented information of this period. This gap has led to inaccuracy in establishing the beginning of Cumberland mines and the communities of Union and Cumberland. A letter from A.F. Buckham, Chief Geologist for Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. from 1949 to 1960, written to W. Ireland, Provincial Archivist, clarifies the misconception. A widely quoted reference in the Cum-

berland News Souvenir Edition, May 24, 1899, appeared to indicate that Dunsmuir opened the Comox operation immediately after purchase of the Union Company’s coal prospects in 1883. In fact, legal incorporation of Dunsmuir Union Colliery did not occur until July 25, 1888. Use of the word “then” in the Souvenir article misled the reader. It appeared to indicate immediate action while there was actually a five-year gap, although “presumably steps toward this (incorporation) were taken some time before.” 2 These steps must have included an evaluation of the original Union Company’s workings as their planned shipping port of Royston was discarded as impractical, although part of the trackage and pithead work was reclaimed. The original Union Company site with its collection of a few crude cabins was accepted as the operational base. Once the decision to open the Comox Reserves was made, the Dunsmuir company acted swiftly to move their “empire” north. An announcement in the Nanaimo Free Press, February 15, 1888, stated that operations were to begin at Comox at the Union Company’s claim. As Comox was the shipping centre for the Valley at this time, the mines were first referred to as the Comox mines. Within a year, two mine sites had been established, shipping wharves and storage facilities built at Union Bay and a rail line linked them to Union. A millyard was in

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Camp Houses in Union operation, and in addition to warehouses and shops, 50 crude houses had been erected for the workmen at Union “camp” near the western end of Union. These houses were constructed on the north slope of the valley. In A.F. Buckham’s notes he stated “there was just room for three rows of houses before it steepened. The two bottom rows faced uphill; between them was a lane. The top row faced downhill and between it and the middle row was the road ... at the west end a road branched down and crossed the railway. This junction was the centre of activities, for here were the Company’s office, shops and warehouses.” The limitations of Union site were quickly recognized, for the railroad occupied the valley base, the south side was too steep for any building, and on the north side only limited space was available before that slope, too,

climbed steeply. As Buckham stated, “The little settlement of Union, hemmed in by the surrounding forest and dotted with the stumps of its first hasty clearing, was ill-adapted for expansion.” It was the heavily forested area to the east that offered the most potential for development. In 1893 James Dunsmuir designated approximately 100 acres east of Union Camp as a townsite. In September, a plan for that townsite was drafted by Hugh Burnet, Provincial Land Surveyor. The proposed townsite, laid out in traditional grid, was designated Cumberland, a namesake of the English county famed for its coal mines. Street names like Maryport, Penrith, Windermere and Keswick reflected the original. On November 14, 1893, a plan of the Cumberland townsite was deposited in the Victoria Land Registry Office.

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TBTO back, but producer not Original curator Vig Schulman will be back in charge Record Staff There will be a Big Time Out festival this August in Cumberland, but its producer will not be involved in this year’s event. After years of putting together The Big Time Out, Kevin Haughton announced this week he has decided to fully embrace his career as a professional touring musician and hand the hat over to original curator Vig Schulman. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Schulman confirmed this year’s festival will happen Aug. 17. Haughton said that long nights and months of reflecting have brought him to this decision wherein his musical journey and family are his focus. With his position as the drummer behind the band WiL (Wil Mimnaugh) and the momentum that they are carrying, he will be busy enough touring internationally, he explained. “With our new album in the works, a new video and a full tour schedule planned, I simply will not be able to pay the BTO the respect it deserves and must choose my wife, daughters and music,” Haughton added. As a professional touring musician himself, Haughton said he is no stranger to the stage, as he has performed in front of thousands night after night in some of the most venerable venues such as iconic Massey Hall in Toronto to large arenas and all the way down to intimate house

concerts. Joining the fold as technical director of the Big Time Out in 2008, Haughton said he brought his organizational savvy and experience to the table and implemented a model that has since been replicated in the festival circuit by other events. “Artists worldwide have come to know the treatment and support given at The Big Time Out as industryleading — simply put, headlining and emerging artists have come to know the BTO as the place to play and boast of its ‘leave nothing to chance’ attitude.” Haughton took on the role as event producer in 2010 and pulled off two largescale outdoor events in one year within two months of each other. That was the year that

the Valley was host to The Big Day Up (Mount Washington) and The Big Time Out (Cumberland). “We basically set up a concert on the side of a mountain in a timeframe that was unheard of — we are very proud of this,” said Haughton. With a team of “stellar humans,” as Haughton calls them, they “have nurtured and cultivated a very well-organized model that attracts the most amazing folks that commit so very much to build the shows each year,” he stated. “I have been blessed to have stood beside so many exciting people that have devoted themselves to making it happen — they are the real stars of the shows — I will most certainly miss the crew, as they and the event

have been a large part of my life for many years.” Last year saw him spread thin, as he was literally producing last year’s TBTO from a computer/cellphone on a plane, tour bus and at times on the stage while sound-checking for his own shows on tour! “It takes half a year of full days to produce a two-day event like this and after this many years, my family and health started to feel the pressure and this is my turning point, I suppose,” Haughton summarized. “I have had a great run and hold the BTO deep inside my chest.” Haughton said he wishes TBTO founder Schulman and the event the very best. For more about the festival, visit http:// thebigtimeout.com.

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Local co-op has new partnership with Red Cross The Comox District Consumers Co-op is one of only eight co-ops in Canada whose employees will be encouraged to become volunteer reservists with their local Red Cross. “Partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to help people within our communities during crisis fits well with our values of a locally invested and community-minded cooperative,” says general manager Joe Russell. “We’re excited about the opportunity to involve our employees in this initiative, and I know that our employees will

step up to help their neighbours should the need arise.” The Comox Valley co-op employs 15 people and provides goods and services to 5,000 members in the Comox Valley. Employees volunteering for the reservist program will receive training from the Red Cross. General duties include registration of evacuees, distribution of clothing vouchers, feeding, fundraising and donations management. They will be available for a period of up to two days per year

and more if agreed to by the co-op, employee and Red Cross. The Red Cross worked carefully with Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) to select the eight retail co-ops participating in the volunteer reservist program in 2013. These co-ops were selected based on the Red Cross’s assessment of where it believes there is the greatest potential for disasters to occur, and where the need for additional local volunteer support is the greatest. This year, all partners will test the new

program to ensure that everyone understands roles and responsibilities, and to make adjustments based on their feedback. The plan is to continue to enrol additional retail co-ops in the future. As well, FCL and its 235 member-owned retail co-ops are donating $1 million over five years to help local coops and the Canadian Red Cross work together to provide effective, community-based emergency response throughout Western Canada. This is the largest single, multi-year

donation in the history of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS). The Red Cross will receive $100,000 per year to pre-position goods across the West to respond quickly to local crises. Another $100,000 will be available annually to match local retail co-ops’ emergency donations to the Red Cross. “For almost a century, co-ops and their employees have built a reputation of being good neighbours who are always there for individuals and communities when disasters strike,” says FCL CEO Scott Banda. “The Co-operative Retailing System is excited to be partnering with the

Red Cross in taking our support during times of local emergencies to the next level.” In 2012, the Red Cross provided assistance to 4,531 individuals during 359 emergency situations ranging from individual house fires to floods across Western Canada. “Preparing for disasters is vitally important for residents of Western Canada,” says Sue Phillips, Canadian Red Cross director general

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Senior peer counsellors being trained The Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society (CVSPCS) provides a free service for seniors by trained volunteer peers who provide a listening ear and emotional support to peers who may be troubled by challenges related to the aging process. “We are fortunate to have several volunteers who have served us for over 15 years, the society says in a news release. “Last year, over 50 dedicated volunteers offered more than 4,500 hours of their time to participate in various roles including peer counsellors, supervisors, board members, training team, and caregiver support groups. “These dedicated and compassionate people provide

services to the over 100 client referrals we receive annually, more than we can currently provide services for. We continuously receive requests and referrals for Valley seniors and their families who are in need of assistance. “To meet this demand, we need more volunteers. If you are interested in learning how to support seniors who require our services we will provide the training and guidance you require so you can join us. “Our purpose is to assist our clients in continuing to maintain their independence and their confidence. There is no requirement for hands-on personal care.”

If you are 55 or older and interested in attending a onehour orientation session April 8, call the office at 250-8715940 to register. This will be followed by four full days of peer training each consecutive Monday from April 22 through May 13. The society thanks the Comox Valley Regional District for generously sponsoring a four-day training session in late 2012. Presenters included Bev Campbell, team building and self-awareness; Brent Clayton from Seniors Health speaking on health concerns for seniors; Susan Barr from Home and Community Care speaking on elder abuse and Barb Warren from Hospice speaking on the

grief process. Sessions were also given by trained CVSPCS volunteer facilitators on confidentiality, spirituality, diversity and cultural understanding. The Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society (CVSPCS) is a registered charitable non-profit organization active in the Valley since 1991. The society is particularly grateful to VIHA, the Province of BC and the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island for their outstanding commitment to making a difference in the lives of seniors in the Comox Valley. — Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society

SPEAKER JOHN TAYLESS will address the Macdonald Wood Park Society at its AGM.

Wood society holding AGM The guest speaker at the Macdonald Wood Park Society (MWPS) annual general meeting will discuss Macdonald Wood and its relationship to the Comox Estuary. John Tayless is a well-known marine biologist with professional focus on the tropical coral reefs of Borneo and Hawaii. While Comox Bay isn’t known for coral reefs, he delights in exploring the local estuarine environment and the intertidal zone. This free talk is scheduled for April 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Hall, 218 Church St. in downtown Comox. All are welcome — members and nonmembers, and refresh-

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Boys & Girls Club has much to offer Child-care, mentoring, youth leadership, before- and after-school care and parenting programs among the many services the local club provides Renee Andor Record Staff The Boys & Girls Club in the Comox Valley continues to grow and evolve through its programs and community partnerships. “We’re really excited about our position this year with our camps and our after-school and beforeschool programs and our partnerships in a whole,” Robin Smart says of the Comox Valley Club. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island, (BGCCVI) director of human resources and programs also notes the Comox Valley Club has two locations for its summer program this year. “We have a bus, we’re to be taking those kids all around the Valley and exposing them to a lot of the Comox Valley community,” she continues. “We’re also looking at partnerships this year with our programs, partnerships anywhere between the school district and Crown Isle for golf lessons for the kids, to working with a local soccer league to see if we can get some junior coaches in to help run some coach clinics and soccer clinics for our program — we’re looking at having some really exciting adventures…” She adds the club has expanded its before- and after-school care programs, now offering them at Brooklyn and Aspen Park elementary schools. Aspen Park was expanded with the addition of a portable for younger student care besides the multi-purpose room for the older students. “We’re really excited about having a standalone location (in the portable)

now, which provides us much more flexibility for summer, spring break — we don’t have to work within the school parameters,” she explains, adding the program at Brooklyn reached maximum capacity and the club has had to ask for more space. Meanwhile, BGCCVI executive director Ian Kalina says the club is really starting to focus on partnerships with other groups in the community in an effort to meet community need. “We provide services based on what community needs are; we’re not here to try and interfere with what other efforts that are going on,” he says. “A big piece of what the Boys & Girls Club is about as an organization, our organization in particular, is about partnerships. So when we start looking at social issues and social needs, no one group can do it anymore, the RCMP can’t do it, school districts can’t, youth justice, mental health…So we get into discussions with school districts and municipalities more so now than ever before.” Besides child-care programs, mentoring programs and a youth leadership program, the Comox Valley club is a leader in parenting programs, according to parent services co-ordinator Melanie Rockwell. Parenting Together is the club’s core parenting program offering support and education to parents of teenagers. It was started here about 20 years ago and runs weekly from September to June. Parenting Without Power Struggles is a 10-week education and group support program for parents of teens, with a focus on support. Par-

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THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of Central Vancouver Island’s Robin Smart, from left, Ian Kalina and Melanie Rockwell say they’re pleased with the growth of the Comox PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR Valley Club over the years.

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RUFUS WRITES The Comox Valley is a wonderful place to live and call home….and well, just be a dog… especially in the spring when the weather is so nice! And we’re not the only ones who like to enjoy our slice of paradise … did you

know that Brant geese have landed at Goose Spit, one of the Comox Valley Regional District’s parks. They have arrived from their non-stop journey from Mexico and are here to rest and feed as they migrate north to Alaska. Until May 20th us canines will have to be leashed at Goose Spit. The Brant don’t like anyone getting too close – even kayakers or people walking along the beach may startle them and anytime they get frightened they take off in flight, wasting energy they need to reach their nesting ground up north. Brant look quite similar to Canada geese, just

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DR STACEY Ask Dr. Stacey They’re coming! Is your family prepared? With the spring blossom so too comes the march of creatures older than the hills and you know what, they need to feed on your pets to survive. Sound like a sci-fi epic, so it is and your dog and cat don’t even know what they’re up against. Here on the island we’re talking, fleas that transmit red cell popping bacteria to your cats and cat scratch fever to us, ticks that spread Lyme disease, roundworms that are transmitted to children. The trouble is we don’t see them until our pets are overburdened. In other words “crawling with them”. No worms in the stool of your pet does not mean they’re not there. They don’t want to come out. What is there are worm

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Cancer van will benefit Dr. Colleen Clancy and her dental office team have launched their new website with a fundraiser to support Dental Health Month and as a thank you to patients. Dr. Clancy’s office in Courtenay will donate one dollar to a maximum of $1,000, to the cancer van operated by Masonic volunteer drivers, for each new visit to the dental website for the entire month of April. The service provided by Masons is a huge support for those patients in the Comox Valley who need to travel to receive cancer treatment and attend cancer-related appointments. The new website contains information about their practice, comments from their patients and an interesting FAQ section. You can participate in the fundraiser by visiting www.drcolleenclancy.com. — Dr. Colleen Clancy

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on technical merit, cost versus benefit, level of partnership, linkages to watershed-specific priorities and overall benefit to the FWCP’s mandate and vision. The FWCP in the coastal region has funded approximately $2.5 million in projects on the Puntledge River System, since the program began in 1999. For 2013, the FWCP’s total funding for the 15 hydroelectric systems within the Coastal region will be $1.6 million. For more information and to find out how you can apply for next year’s funding, visit fwcp.ca. ••• The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society (CVPWS) has been awarded funds for three projects. • The first is a Courtenay Airpark Lagoon Dike Breach Planning project ($33,464) that will increase productive fish habitat in the Courtenay River estuary by designing a breach from the river into the Airpark Lagoon and creating new salt marsh habitat east of the existing outflow of the lagoon. • The second project is the Assessment of Homing Behaviour of Puntledge Summer Chinook Hatchery Returns project ($58,734.50) that continues in its third year of a four-year plan. The project will release summer Chinook hatchery smolts in Comox Lake to see if the juveniles will imprint on the lake and migrate back to the lake where they will have the greatest chance of survival. • The third project for the CVPWS is the

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) has announced funding for five fish projects within the Puntledge River watershed. Projects include a breach planning project at Courtenay River, looking at fish production at Comox Lake and assessing the Upper Puntledge Fish Hatchery site. FWCP funds are provided through BC Hydro and managed in a partnership with the Province of British Columbia and Fisheries an Oceans Canada to conserve and enhance fish, wildlife and their supporting habitats affected by the creation of BC Hydro owned and operated generation facilities in the coastal, Columbia and Peace regions. FWCP has committed $266,281 to Puntledge River projects. All research and project work will take place in 2013/2014. “Four fish and one wildlife restoration and research projects were granted funding this year targeting species and habitat that are a priority for the FWCP in this watershed,” says FWCP coastal board member Helen Davis. Applications are reviewed annually in the coastal region by both technical and board-level committees that include representation from all program partners, First Nations and the public. Projects are chosen based

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The climes they are a-changing – not improving Colin Park Special to the Record

During the past nine weeks, I have undergone a remarkable experience. Every Saturday morning, be it in driving rain, or under a bright sun in a blue sky, I have joined 200 other silverheads at the lecture series presented by Comox Valley Elder College. The co-ordinators had recruited an assembly of professionals to address the topic, The Climes They Are A-Changing: The Climate And Us. The breadth of their presentations emphasized that much more

than rising temperatures will accompany future climate change. Almost all directed their material to the B.C. situation. • The series opened with Bob McDonald of CBC renown, who emphasized the certainty of the science, the guarantee of positive feedbacks along with the uncertainty of the timing of their impacts, or their severity. Despite a number of these that are well underway (such as melting of the Arctic in summer, which causes more warming, and thus further melting), McDonald was optimistic that humankind

Skateboarders among traffic A teen stepped off of the sidewalk as I approached, hopped onto his skateboard and began to weave slightly along the curb in front of my vehicle. He either trusted me with his life or had not given much thought to his own as he was far enough into the lane to be a hazard and had his back to overtaking traffic. I had to slow and crowd the centre lane to get by. Whether by oversight or design, our Motor Vehicle Act has chosen not to regulate skateboarders or roller skaters/bladers at all. They fit the definition of cycle but are specifically excluded from the definition. Since these people are not pedestrians either, no action can be taken against them under the Motor Vehicle Act for unsafe behaviour. The Act does give municipalities the power to regulate skateboarders and other similar means of wheeled transportation. Municipalities that do choose to do so generally create rules for them under their traffic bylaws.

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SCHEWE A quick survey of those who post their bylaws online finds everything from no rules, to not riding them on the sidewalk, to banning them completely from roads and sidewalks. Regardless of whether he was supposed to be there or not, it is wise to drive with significant care when approaching and passing. If you do not and a collision results, the courts can hold you as the driver partially responsible. You always have a duty to exercise caution for both others and yourself. For more information on this topic, visit www. drivesmartbc.ca. Questions or comments are welcome by e-mail to comments@drivesmartbc.ca. Tim Schewe is a retired RCMP constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. His column appears Thursdays.

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ing increasingly under rising ocean temperatures and increasing acidity (also caused by increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide).

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global models; adapting B.C.’s forest management to future changes — guaranteed overall, but uncertain in their geography or intensity. It was encouraging to me that researchers are working on these issues, trying to produce flexible adaptation policies for this uncertain future. • Local farmer and ecologist Thierry Vrain spoke forcefully of the problems we inflict on soil organisms in our attempts to increase food production and “manage” pests and weeds. Thierry, like many climate scientists, is much less optimistic than Bob McDonald, particularly with the effects of drought and floods on food production. Humanity, he says, is engineering “the final solution” — for all of us. • Brian Kingzett, manager of the Deep Bay marine research centre, painted a grim picture of future seafood supplies, suffer-

The acidity makes ever more difficult the formation of shells (not to mention vital corals). Tiny shelled creatures form the initial food supply for salmon, whose average return weight in Alaska is down by one pound — an indication perhaps of inadequate food sources. • Kyle Aben of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions outlined some of the proactive policies of the B.C. government in recent years, which have gained kudos around the world. And yet, worldwide, carbon dioxide continues to rise, and despite the Kyoto Accord, despite commitments outside that Accord. • Why this is so was addressed by the final speaker, John Anderson, an academic psychologist from Seattle, who titled his presentation: Our Impact OnEarth’s Climate: Why We Aren’t Getting It. He proposed that there was a tendency

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Online poll echoes results of HST referendum A recent Insights West poll asked 867 B.C. adults their opinions on the end of the HST shortly before the tax was extinguished. Overall support versus opposition results echo those of the referendum, with a slim majority supporting (52 per cent total support, 28 per cent strongly support) the scrapping of the HST. But even though the change back to the PST/GST system is a done deal, there is still a large minority who oppose the change. Many of those in opposition are strongly opposed: 37 per cent total oppose; 25 per cent strongly. The remaining 11 per cent were unsure. Results indicate adults are

not entirely certain the change back to the PST/GST will necessarily benefit the B.C. economy. There is only slightly greater optimism about the impact on their personal finances. There are significantly fewer British Columbians who believe the end of the HST will benefit the economy (28 per cent total; eight per cent a lot) compared to the number who believe it will harm the economy: 39 per cent; 11 per cent a lot. Twenty one per cent anticipate there will be no impact on the economy and 13 per cent are unsure. In contrast, while still not a majority, a larger percentage think it will help their

CVHBSBA meeting for entrepreneurs The Comox Valley Home-Based & Small Business Association invites all entrepreneurs to its monthly meeting Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Best Western. There is no fee to attend. The power networking portion of the meeting will allow each person to provide a two-minute summary of his or her business and what represents a good lead for that business. Each attendee should bring at least 50 business cards. All are invited to donate a door prize for added exposure. Following the roundthe-room introductions, guests and members

will be able to connect with businesses that catch their attention in a casual stand-up atmosphere. The association meets monthly from September to June. There are a variety of marketing opportunities for members, including the annual trade show and member spotlights at the meetings. The website and Facebook page accept member posts. Members can also gain visibility through sponsorships and participation on committees, the board and in fun events such as the Canada Day parade. Membership to the CVHBSBA is $75 per year with no charge to attend meetings, open to all small businesses.

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own personal finances – 38 per cent anticipate their personal financial situation will benefit from the scrapping of the HST (seven per cent a lot) compared to just 15 per cent who feel it will hurt their personal finances. Thirty five per cent anticipated it would have no effect and 12 per cent were unsure. “It appears that more British Columbians are confident that the change back to the PST/GST will result in consumers paying less for goods and services than there are British Columbians who are confident that the change will actually be good for the broader economy,� said Catherine Dawson, senior vice-president at Insights West. As could be expected, those who oppose the end of the HST are naturally far more negative about its possible consequences, both on the economy in general and their own finances, than those

who support it. A large majority of those who oppose the HST being scrapped think it will hurt the economy (80 per cent) while onein-three believe it will hurt their own personal finances. This compares to just 13 per cent of supporters who believe it will hurt the economy and three per cent that it will have a negative impact on their own personal finances. To understand how the change in sales tax in B.C. might affect different areas of spending, the poll asked if people plan to buy/ spend more or less on 20 different products and services after the demise of the HST, or if there would be no impact on their spending. Generally, people anticipate their buying behaviour will not be much affected, with a majority (between 55 per cent and 80 per cent depending on the item) indicating the change in sales tax

situation would have no impact. Of the 20 items, increased spending seems most likely to happen for restaurant meals (31 per cent will increase their spending, 55 per cent no impact, seven per cent will spend less and seven per cent don’t know) and tickets for entertainment events (20 per cent will increase their spending, 66 per cent no impact, five per cent spend less and 10 per cent don’t know). “Most British Columbians are apparently not willing to commit to the idea of spending more, which may reflect a ‘wait-and-see’ attitude towards how the change will ultimately impact the price of various goods and services,� said Dawson. “Results may also suggest some confusion about how the tax rates on particular items will change. Greater willingness to

spend on restaurant meals versus the other items we tested may be due to higher general awareness that the tax rate will decrease when they dine out, perhaps due to more media coverage on the topic.� Naturally, those who support the HST being extinguished tend to be more likely to predict an increase in their

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your music (and especially your chocolate song) made the evening extra special. And thank you, too, to Church Street Bakery, Laughing Oyster Books and Bop City Records for selling tickets and to the Record for spreading the word. Because of you (and anyone else we may have forgotten), World Community is able to give back to this community and to our projects overseas.

BUSHELS OF ROSES to Dr. Leanne Wood and her nurse Gail. They spent many an hour putting up with my husband’s badly infected toe. With such grace and always with a smile and word of reassurance for me. They are a great twosome, and let’s make it three, because their receptionist Julie is wonderful. Always with a smile you can hear in her voice over the phone. Thanks again, ladies!

WHEN THE FEDERAL government talked of replacing our aging Labrador helicopters, they went overseas to an Italian-based company to purchase a state-of-the-art helicopter, the Cormorant. From newspaper articles in this paper were reports of problems which occurred In getting them here and more after their arrival. Just after their introduction into service, one crashed on the East Coast, taking the life of a SAR tech. I am not sure how many of the helicopters were purchased by the government, but six were deployed to our local base. Some stories have been printed about these helicopters and rave reviews printed about one passing a milestone of flight — that is just one. There are more of the aircraft sitting in a hangar collecting dust — stripped of parts just to keep one operational. What does the base Commander do with the crews waiting to be trained on the helicopters — do they do mock run-ups in a stripped-out fuselage — or do they wait and hope that they will get to practise on the one flyable when

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City made the right call You can get the impression that local governments never see a development application they don’t like. Or that the City of Courtenay never tires of gobbling surrounding areas. City council went against the grain recently with a wise, if obvious, decision. Council unanimously denied an application for a single property annexation near the Little River ferry terminal. The 24-acre property is between Anderton and Ellenor roads in Area B of the regional district. Foundation Capital Corp., which owns the property, proposed a large housing project named Harbour View Landing. It would include a 150-plus-unit terraced condominium complex with rooftop gardens and a number of executive home lots. Sounds great, except the property is far from any settled part of the city, as noted by director of development services Peter Crawford. If the City annexed the property and approved Harbour View, would Courtenay taxpayers — already faced with a huge water and sewer infrastructure bill — have to pay even a portion of the cost to stretch services from Ryan Road almost to Little River? One reason the request made any sense at all is that the property abuts the huge Block 71 parcel previously annexed by Courtenay for a Raven Ridge development that never happened. However, Foundation representatives didn’t help their cause by claiming they had support from area residents when Mayor Larry Jangula and some councillors had not heard that. A representative for the developer also lost style points by claiming MLA Don McRae supported the project. Under questioning, the delegation qualified that by admitting McRae’s support was contingent on local government support. In the end, it was an easy — but absolutely correct — decision on behalf of Courtenay taxpayers. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Forty-two per cent of respondents said they are confident the Raven coal mine project will get a ‘robust’ environmental review. Next week: Does the scrapping of the HST make you more likely to vote B.C. Liberal? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Gra Grade 11 student Connor Gibson is bucking a trend by being young and involved in politics, taking an active interest in a system that affects us all.

The owner of property that includes Stotan Falls and surrounding trails has followed through on a threat to block public access to the area.

Sheeple of Canada unite! Dear editor, I love to fly. You meet very interesting people in the seat across the aisle; you notice random acts of kindness, you get from A to B in jig time. And I have even come to accept the fleecing I get when I read $142 for a flight from Vancouver to Comox, but $198 goes onto my Visa card. Can you believe all those extra charges? What is the easiest and cheapest way to get to Bellingham from Comox? I have even come to accept that I should carry my passport when I travel to Calgary. But what makes me scratch my head is the herd instinct that takes over when we go through security. Under trained, underpaid staff that have just enough power to puff them up with that “I can make you” look in their eye. And we all wilt. Yes, sir. Yes, ma’am. Yes, that’s a computer and yes, it is on. Oh, forgot my belt, sorry.

What the hell has happened to us that we allow our government to put in rules that make us look and feel like criminals or refugees in our own country?

❞ Cliff Boldt

Then, I look around me at others in the lineup and I get a flashback to the 1940s post-war movies about refugees fleeing Hitler’s Germany, or the stories told of my Mennonite ancestors getting out of Soviet Russia at the last minute. I also get a flashback to people shuffling into the ‘showers’ in the Schindler’s List movie. And if you drew the short straw, you get the patdown. Ever look in the eyes of the person doing the patting? You stifle an attempt at humour by asking for the good-

looking one to do the patting, fearing it will land you in jail. Humour is a dangerous thing — suggests the potential to defy authority in another context. Deadened eyes, resigned looks, some hints of fear, totally defeated people (sheeple?). What the hell has happened to us that we allow our government to put in rules that make us look and feel like criminals or refugees in our own country? Don’t give me that propaganda crap about fighting terrorism. Government is fighting me! Some company that produces screening equipment obviously got to the right cabinet minister and urged better security to protect Canada. Ha! Am I the only one who feels this way about government’s security paranoia? How come Ottawa gets away with this treatment of innocent citizens? Apathy is the glove into which Evil slips its hand! Cliff Boldt, Courtenay

Some councils haven’t sold out Dear editor, The mayor of Courtenay seems miffed because some poll suggests that Courtenay is no longer as desirable a place to live as it once was. He dismisses the new, lower ranking of a recent livability report, claiming that the judging criteria is obviously wrong. However, he seemed to happily accept the judging criteria for the previous ranking when the city scored higher. I also note in the paper, a small, easy-to-miss article that quietly announced that the Courtenay council has just approved a bigger than normally allowed store sign (more than three times

the size) for the shiny new, bigbox Target store that is soon to beautify the southern entrance to the town. So, I guess this is what the new sign criteria is. The bigger the store, the bigger the sign. Maybe there is a connection to be made here between Made in America Big Box Store with Big Sign; and Low Score on the Livability Scale. In scenic New England towns, councils actually have laws that dictate the look of businesses like, say, a McDonalds. If they want to do business there, the stores have to blend in with the fine old, tourist-friendly architecture of the existing heri-

tage townsite. Store signs (very small, tastefully made signs), are inconspicuously tucked into the corner of a street-level window. These town councils haven’t sold out. And these towns attract many, many tourists who flock there to experience something truly authentic. With the new annexations of lands into Courtenay, I can hardly wait for the sounds of clearcutting chainsaws in Lannan Woods and Beaver Meadows Farm. Little boxes, little boxes and they’re all made out of ticky tacky... Craig Freeman, Courtenay


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Proposed Kitimat refinery makes a lot of sense Dear editor, Re: Kitimat refinery project. I first heard of this concept from David Black a number of years ago. At the time I was skeptical of its chances. My initially negative attitude was based mainly on my experience of 10 years service on the board of directors of Imperial Oil. Since I was accustomed to the discussion of petroleum economics centred in Calgary, I saw no need for a refinery in Kitimat. That attitude was based on the fact that there had not been a new refinery built in North America in many years. And any needed increase in petroleum production was achieved by expansion of existing refineries throughout North America. But after my service

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with Imperial Oil, I went on to serve four years at Canfor which led to my nine visits to China in search of lumber markets. My exposure to the phenomenal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept. It made me realize that it would not be just another refinery relying on the North America market but rather a refinery that would supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum products.

The challenge will be to draw the attention of Asian investors who would see the value to this investment. It appears that David Black, after many years of effort, is nearing an agreement that could provide the vast capital infusion needed to make this refinery initiative a reality. The appetite for oil products for all Asia will continue to grow and the Kitimat refinery is ideally situated to take advantage. Asian countries, especially China, are very interested in securing a sustainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade barriers like surprises with taxes, regulations or tariffs. Canada has a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a dependable source of supply.

Now is a very opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refinery go ahead. David Black, with his years of diligence, deserves our appreciation for displaying the foresight and courage to invest his time, money and

This refinery would process â?? 175 million barrels per year, which means the tax revenue that could go toward health care, education, vital services for the disabled and elderly would be immense.

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Jim Shepard reputation to help bring along this huge initiative. The positive merits of the Kitimat refinery are so profound that this project is really beyond any political persuasion. Any and all supporters of NDP, Liberal, Conservative or even

We need funding for hospice, too Dear editor, I’d like to point out a bit of an error in the recent article on funding for hospice care. It’s not simply the Comox Valley Hospice Society asking where funding is for hospice care here. It’s those of us who live and die here and our families! I only have to walk down the street to see how we have increasingly become a retirement community with more and more of us who will need care, as we are all going to die someday. Having cared for my dying husband at home seven years ago, I know I couldn’t have made it without the support of family, friends and hospice volunteers. Afterwards it was the hospice that helped me work though my loss. I saw first-hand how hard the staff and the volunteers work. The job of being hospice staff or a volunteer is tough at the best of times. They are always dealing with grief-stricken families and friends and they have the added dimension of raising funds to keep their services going. Now I read about the millions of dollars pouring in to these services in the Lower Mainland where they already have hospices

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I know I for one don’t want to die in a ward in the hospital, nor do I want to burden my family to be my day-and-night caregiver when I reach that point.

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and much more available care. I keep hearing at the VIHA meetings how there is a plan for these services for those of us in the Comox Valley. Then there’s another revised plan and the years go by. It seems like we are

way past the time to keep planning. I know I for one don’t want to die in a ward in the hospital, nor do I want to burden my family to be my day-and-night caregiver when I reach that point. Being the caregiver in the final days in a imminent home death

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does not allow you to spend quality time with your loved one. There is too much to do to keep them comfortable. And then it is over. Family and friends return to their lives and you need help handling your grief. We need Hospice! Whether it’s the Ministry of Health or our health authority, they need to start funding care here in our community! Nothing will happen until they stop talking and start doing. Tricia Marr, Comox Valley

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Green should see the tremendous benefits that would come to B.C. with this project. This initiative will involve the investment of many billions of dollars. That’s for sure. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million let alone a billion of any-

thing. So let’s look at the “on the ground� facts of such an undertaking for all of us in B.C. Let’s start with the big picture. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well exploration to the gas station, the jurisdiction that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion of the value addition to the raw material. For the KRC project that would mean several thousand

mostly trade union jobs for the multi-year term of the construction phase. It would also mean the creation of over 3000 permanent jobs for the operation and supply support of the refinery when running. This refinery would process 175 million barrels per year, which means the tax revenue that could go toward health care, education, vital services for the disabled and elderly would be immense. But job creation and tax revenue is not the only desirable feature of the KRC. It also would provide much lower risk to the marine environment. The shipments out of the refinery would be finished product like aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel. These products if ever spilt would be much less impactful on the marine environment. They would also be transported in smaller ships. I know there are those on both sides of the political aisle that address this as a political issue. And I

would disagree with both. This is a project that can be attractive to all political stripes. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships. Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in government funding. Business activity, especially in the challenged northwest of B.C., would be very positively impacted. And those with a concern for the threat of marine spills would see a significantly reduced exposure for the environment. Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on B.C., I think the question should not be if we want it — but rather, how can we help make sure that the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder capital. Jim Shepard Editor’s note: Jim Shepard is a retired president of Finning and Canfor, two of B.C.’s largest companies, and a past director of Imperial Oil.

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Tough decisions necessary Dear editor, I have heard concerns about re electing the BC Liberals. MURRAY PRESLEY This government like any other govto health, education ernments in power but with an eye on has suffered from achieving a balvoter dissatisfacanced budget in the tion. We all at one near future. time or Did another everyget ticked Did every- body get off with what body get what one govthey want — no they ernment want — but we are decision — no — or the but we not destroying other but not our credit wor- are at least a destroythiness to follow ing our decision is Greece and sim- credit made. ilar spend-free worthiThis ness to economies. governfollow ment has Greece had to make some and similar spendtough decisions and free economies. the recent budget This government was no exception. is working to balThis budget conance our budget tained a reasonand not leaving the able balance of tax financial problems increases for the to our children. Our wealthier of those children deserve who can afford better and so do them, maintaining you! Murray Presley, their commitment Courtenay

Dear editor, I wonder how many Canadians, particularly Conservative voters, know anything about the Cornwall Alliance? It is quite easy to find out about it — just Google it. Is this where present federal government policy is coming from? For example — the

rejection of the Kyoto Accord, the promotion of fossil fuels, the disinterest in alternative forms of energy, the muzzling of government scientists, the closing of the research station at Kenora, suppression of environmental agencies, the numbing of the media and dismantling of laws protecting our

environment, to name a few. If so, just who is introducing these policies? Is this small group of fanatics running our country and

is Stephen Harper one of them? I am sure that I am not the only one who feels that the direction Canada is going is frightening. Democ-

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Do you need help assessing your aging parents? “Why won’t my Mother accept help?” “My father won’t stop driving and he has had numerous accidents this year. What should I do?” “My Great Aunt denies needing any help despite evidence of missed meals and unwashed hair. Can you get her to accept help?” Sound familiar? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers to these questions or a magical spell, for that matter. Canadian society, as a whole, places value

on maintaining control and independence. This doesn’t change with age and as long as an individual is cognitively competent, they have the right to make their own decisions. When should caregivers intervene then? By this, I mean, how do caregivers determine whether the situation is considered high risk? A caregiver or family member should step in when an aging loved one is behaving in a way that is not normal, or when a parent’s behaviour doesn’t fit

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JOHNSTONE with a required action. For example, we received a phone call from a woman who was concerned about her neighbour. She noticed her frail elderly neighbour walking around at four o’clock in the morning, inappropriately dressed, looking for her husband. Her husband has been dead

for 10 years. This is an instance when immediate assistance is required. Probably the best course of action is to notify Home and Community Care in the Comox Valley at 250-331-8570. Probably one of the most challenging situations is when an aging parent is in the early stages of dementia. Typically, the elder is aware that something isn’t right with their brain but can’t quite figure it out. Missed medications, unhealthy weight loss due to missed meals,

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burning pots or causing floods are often red flags but unless combined they may not be considered a high-risk situation. All situations involve a great deal of grey where some degree of risk exists. If you aren’t sure whether to intervene, often taking a step back and simply observing with objectivity is a good place to start. If you feel you still can’t evaluate the situation objectively, consider engaging with a professional, be it a case manager with Home and Community Care, family physician or a private agency. Trained professionals can help make an assessment to determine the level of risk along with some ideas for planning next steps. Trying to get at the root of resistance by patiently asking your loved ones will often

shed more light into the situation. It may not result in acceptance of assistance immediately but may start to break down some of the walls. Be compassionate and put yourself in their shoes. Would you react any differently? If you reach a deadlock, do not give up. Be patient and come back to the focal point, “What are the wishes of the older person?” For some family members, being prepared to set firm boundaries and stick-

ing to them can be the best solution. Ultimately, unless there is a major risk to others, or an aging loved one is deemed incompetent to make decisions for medical reasons, your aging loved one has final say regardless of how you feel about the decision they choose to make. 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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Extrovert-Elegant. Nonconformist-Great. Stylewise-Self-assured. ured. Seductive–Different. Fewer than a dozen ways out of potential thou-ence sands to describe Alice Francis’s voice — and yet they catch thee essen essence of it. Francis and Goldielocks stage an extraordinary live show. While hulmin nfrontwoman Francis looks after the song and dance and Sir Chulminocks – Yoo simulates a background chorus with a harmonizer, Goldielocks tions a equipped with Ableton Live and a Novation Launchpad – functions ass a one-man big band. n Those fortunate enough to have seen Miss Flapperty and Coo live iin co concert can ca n be numbered in the thousands: housa ands: At lleast lea east st 15,000, 1 ca ame to be precise, who came too swing along at Berlin’s Swing ng Open Opeen A ir at the former Tempelhof airport. rport. Air A An d Alice A And Francis rocked — no, sw wung — every single soul. swung All these highly diverse influeences nce derived from pop, hip-hop, p-hop,, eelectro lect and Latino, incorporating orating g a nyth hat is anything and everything that ccompatible ompati etic, a re with the ‘20s esthetic, are h eld tog id held together by Goldielocks’ limpid sound design so d ably verveerand the inimitably satile voice vo of Alice Francis. satile No one is a better judge of how ow true tru ue ttoo the times time Alice Francis is with h her verver er-ssion ioon of neo-Charleston neo-C v Stelar. Stela ar. than Parov As DJ and producer, p y he is far and away the most influential th inf neoo protagonist off the neoswing genre sw genr that bids to be the next great grreat a yo m youth movement worldwide. This man, who knows the scenee in dered itss inside out and can be considered publ pu bl face, was not just thrilled hrilled d by y public boratioon Alice but offered his collaboration on a remix for the first single Shoot Him Down! Don’t miss the latest sensation to come out of the European dancee music scene on April 12 at the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland. Annie Becker will open. bu usSomewhere between the chorus of a Broadway musical and the bustling streets of British Columbia, Annie Becker was born. It’s hard too ment of of a believe this girl is from the West Coast and not from the basement late ‘30s jazz club. ns, guiguiiBecker has been cloaking her audiences in a gyp-sea of horns, ndscape pess tars, pianos, basses, ukuleles, and drums laced with sultry soundscapes anada a. and groovy beat-boxing styles over stages and streets across Canada. This is music you can play loud in your car. d www. www w. For more about the headliner, visit http://alice-francis.de and facebook.com/alicefrancismusic. ework ks. For details about the performance, surf to cumberlandvillageworks. — Cumberland Village llage Wor Works ks com.

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Duo in house concert David Bradstreet and Carl Keesee will perform in a Home Routes House Concert April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Cumberland. Bradstreet is best known for his song Renaissance, a hit for Valdy. Bradstreet has been recognized for his work as a singer/songwriter, composer and producer, 20 albums bearing his name; a high-profile Juno Award early in his career; three subsequent Juno nominations and music credits including a Gemini nomination; film and television soundtracks and scoring. His resumé includes production for numerous artists including Jane Siberry, Colleen Peterson, Jason Fowler and Robert Priest. He has toured extensively and is a veteran of many coffeehouses, concert halls and folk festivals.

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Get your paintbrushes out, artists chosen hydro boxes throughout the Courtenay area with your art in the months of May, June and/or July. Full details about how to submit your designs can be found on our website at www.comoxvalleyarts.com. Selections are made through a juried process and must be

The Comox Valley Community Arts Council is requesting submissions from the creative residents of the Comox Valley to beautify Courtenay with one of our successful public art programs. With the support of the City of Courtenay and BC Hydro, you could paint one of several

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THE NAUTICAL MILES A quartet featuring Merville resident Lucas Schuller on drums plays April 6 at the Cumberland Hotel. For more information, visit www.cumberlandhotel.ca or phone 250-336-8844.

April is National Poetry Month for Families event April 20 from and the Comox and Courtenay 2 to 3 p.m. consisting of humorlibraries are celebrating by host- ous children’s stories and poetry ing poetry sessions for adults and of both original and published origins. Children families. and adults of all Members from POETRY MONTH ages are welcome the Comox Valley Writers’ Society will read a selec- to attend. National Poetry Month brings tion of light verse sure to amuse together schools, publishers, book and entertain. On April 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. sellers, libraries, literary orgathe Comox library at 1720 Beau- nizations and poets across the fort Ave. will host Light Verse country to celebrate poetry and for Adults, which will consist of its vital place in Canadian culamusing verse of both original ture. For more information, call the and published origins. Adults of Comox library at 250-339-2971, all ages are welcome to attend. The Courtenay library at 300 the Courtenay library at 250-334Sixth St. will host a Light Verse 3369, or visit www.virl.bc.ca.

Local Toastmasters will give a presentation demonstrating how active participation in Toastmasters can benefit WBN members personally and professionally. The presentation will be lead by Katie Healey, Toastmasters Area Governor. www.toastmasters.org

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Cape Breton girl has great resumé Celtic fiddler, step dancer is promoting her new album Juno Award-winning Natalie MacMaster will play April 4 at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay, one of only two Vancouver Island dates on her current tour. The Celtic fiddler and step dancer is promoting her new album, Cape Breton Girl. MacMaster’s accomplishments are numerous. In her three-decade career, she has amassed multiple gold albums, a number of Juno awards, two Grammy nominations including one win (for her contribution to Yo-Yo Ma’s Songs Of Joy & Peace, for which she received “a nice bottle of champagne”), 10 East Coast Music Awards, eight Canadian Country Music Awards, and is the recipient of the Order of Canada. She has made multiple appearances on CBC, Canada AM and other TV shows and

FIDDLER NATALIE MACMASTER will show April 4 at the Sid Williams Theatre why she’s a Juno Award winner. specials. MacMaster has also established herself as an electrifying performer all over the world, thrilling Carnegie Hall audiences and Massey Hall crowds; captivating radio audiences

with multiple appearances on the CBC, Canada AM and Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and warming TV viewers with guest spots on Christmas specials like Rita MacNeil’s Christmas and Holiday Festival On Ice with Olympic ice skaters Jamie Sale, David Pelletier, Kurt Browning and world champion Jeffrey Buttle. MacMaster’s talents have also been in demand by her peers, contributing to albums by Ma, the Chieftains; children’s entertainer Raffi; banjo prodigy Béla Fleck; fellow fid-

dling marvel Alison Krauss, with whom Natalie played a duet on Krauss’s A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection; dobro specialist Jerry Douglas, singer Hayley Westenra; former Doobie Brother and classic R&B interpreter Michael McDonald and, most recently, Thomas Dolby’s new album Map Of The Floating City. In turn, such stellar talents as Grammywinning fiddlers Krauss and Mark O’Connor, Jesus, Take The Wheel songwriter Gordie Sampson, Nuevo Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook, members of the Rankin Family, Edgar Meyer and Alison Brown are just some who have contributed to Natalie’s own projects through the years, such is their respect for her musicianship. Her latest undertaking is being an author, co-writing and publish-

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SOCIETY members will read at Comox Library as part of National Poetry Month, 2 to 3 p.m. FMI: 250-339-2971.

Friday, April 12 ALICE FRANCIS AND GOLDIELOCKS at Waverley Hotel. Annie Becker will open. FMI: cumberlandvillageworks. com. JOHN SHIMELD and friends in Comox Valley Youth Music Centre fundraiser at Stan Hagen Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Laughing Oyster and Blue Heron.

Sunday, April 14 WORST POP BAND EVER in Georgia Straight Jazz Society concert at Avalanche. FMI: www.georgiastraightjazz.com.

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Saturday, April 20 FISH AND BIRD at Waverley Hotel. FMI: www.cumberlandvillageworks.com. ORKESTRA SLIVOVICA at Little Red Church (2182 Comox Ave.). FMI: www.cumberlandvillageworks.com. COMOX VALLEY WRITERS’ SOCIETY members will read at Courtenay Library as part of National Poetry Month, 2 to 3 p.m. FMI: 250-334-3369.

Monday, April 22 VAIDA ROZINSKAITE and SARAH HAGEN in Mattina Musica concert at Sid Williams Theatre, . FMI: www. sidwilliamstheatre.com/ events. CHORAL CONCERT: HANDS ACROSS THE DIVIDE presented by Comox Valley Community Justice Centre at Sid Williams Theatre, 7 p.m. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com/events.

Wednesday, April 24 MORLOVE presents CD release concert at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/concerts.

Saturday, April 27 BALLET VICTORIA at Sid Williams Theatre. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com/events.

Thursday, May 2 DANIEL WESLEY at Waverley Hotel. FMI: www.cumberlandvillageworks.com.

NATALIE MCMASTER at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com/events. BEE WOLF RAY at Zocalo, 6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, April 9 RED CHAMBER at K’ómoks Band Hall. Tickets at I-Hos Gallery and Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/concerts. DAVID BRADSTREET and CARL KEESEE in Home Routes House Concert in Cumberland, 7:30 p.m. FMI: 250-218-1689 or e-mail homeroutesvi@gmail.com.

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Ancient sounds blended with new Straddling modern music, ancient sounds from China

BEE WOLF RAY plays at the Zocalo April 4.

Bee’s music raw, but sweet As part of the Zocalo series of Coffeehouse Thursdays, Bee Wolf Ray’s regular show on the first Thursday of the month happens this week. Accompanying her will be Peter Cloud Panjoyah, on vocal harmony and percussion, and Jack Sigurdson on tasty guitar. The coffeehouse format is intimate, listenable and conversational performance; Bee’s music fits like a glove. Her songs tell stories with surprising lyrical twists that lead to unexpected conclusions. Folksy yet rocking, Bee takes you on a journey through the world of songwriter music. She mostly features her own well-crafted creations but includes selections by eclectic others; this month’s cover choices feature tunes by Leonard Cohen, Simon and Garfunkel, Steve Earle and the Talking Heads. Bee lives part-time in Courtenay and parttime on Hornby Island. Her music has a unique raw, sweet sound with a soft edge of pleasurable intimacy. Her songs are presented with catchy, sophisticated melodies and unusual, interesting chord progressions. Having grown up in northern B.C. without electricity and plenty of homegrown music, Bee’s roots are real and reliable. Her songs emerge from her personal journey and her keen observations of the human condition.

Her songs deal with the various paradoxes we all deal with; there is something for everyone here. Entrancing melodies, engaging stories, unusual yet inevitable chord progressions and a down-to-earth, friendly personality give Bee that ineffable “something different.” Come to the Zocalo on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. for an auditory and gustatory treat. Show is by donation; drop something in the hat to support local music. — Bee Wolf Ray

Acclaimed band Red Chamber is the first Global Music concert series presentation by Vancouver Island MusicFest in partnership with the I-Hos Gallery and the Comox Valley MultiCultural and Immigrant Support Society Red Chamber, which performs April 9 at the K’ómoks Band Hall, straddles traditional and contemporary, whether it be ancient Chinese string band music seldom heard in the West, bluegrass, or jazz fusion. These virtuosic performers set the stage on fire with hot licks, power and passion. Red Chamber takes its inspiration from the traditional Chinese plucked string repertoire that is seldom if ever heard in the West. Red Chamber creates a unique sound while performing a repertoire that spans centuries, including transcriptions from the Tang Dynasty (618-907), to modern compositions. Red Chamber is exploring other genres of plucked string music like bluegrass, jazz, and a host of other folk traditions. This is an exciting ensemble of masterful musicians bringing a new sound on ancient instruments to the concert stage.

Mei Han is recognized internationally as one of the leading virtuosi and authorities on the Chinese zheng (zither). The Montreal Gazette called her the Zheng Master and the Calgary Herald referred to her as a “virtuoso of the first order.” Han has performed and lectured on Chinese music worldwide; recorded two Juno nominated CDs; and created a large rep-

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RED CHAMBER PERFORMS April 9 at the K’ómoks Band Hall. servatory, she became a member of the Chime Bell Ensemble of Hubei province for 20 years, with which she recorded numerous radio broadcasts, TV programs, and films; and performed tours to the United States, Japan and Singapore. Trained initially as a sanxian (three-string fretless lute) player, she also regularly plays the

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TEAL HARLE HAS owned the freestyle podium this year.

Harle a freestyle phenom Teal Harle won all the major awards at the recent BC Freestyle Ski Banquet in Silver Star. The 16 year old, who attends school on Mount Washington at Podium of Life Snowsports Academy, was honoured with the top awards. Awards were given to the top skiers of the year for moguls and park. The results of three different competitions throughout the ski season were taken into account. Harle won the gold medal for his age class in the park category, which consisted of two golds, a silver, and a bronze. He was also awarded the medal for overall winner, of all ages, for the park category. Harle also won the gold medal in the mogul category, with a gold and two silver medal performances. He was also named the overall winner, of all ages,

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Shane Harle for the mogul category. Then he received the biggest honour of all. He was given the “Spirit” award. This recognition, voted on by the coaches, is for the athlete who exemplifies the true spirit of freestyle. He received the award among enthusiastic and loud applause from his supportive peers. “We were blown away, and so proud of him,” says Shane Harle, co-founder of Podium of Life. “Our school spends a lot of time on character development, and our

efforts are paying off. He is a role model for many younger aspiring freestyle athletes.” Teal Harle is one of the coaches of Podium of Life Snowsports Academy. He is the jump, mogul and rail expert. Over the last three weeks he has competed in three different competitions. The first was one of the Canadian series in Calgary, where he was unable to land a clean run. Then at Apex in the Junior Nationals he won a silver in big air and bronze in slopestyle. At Silver Star in the B.C. series he earned a silver in moguls, a bronze in slopestyle, and a fourth in dual moguls. He has one more Canadian series competition in Silver Star then returns to coach at Podium of Life later this week. – Podium of Life Snowsports Academy

Strathcona Nordics racers brought hardware back to the Island from the Cross-country Ski Nationals in Whistler Olympic Park. Andrea Lee picked up two golds and Avalon Wasteneys brought home a bronze. Lee, who now trains at the National Development Centre in Thunder Bay and additionally skis for the Lakehead University team where she is currently studying, picked up a gold in team sprints and a gold in the 5km skate. Strathcona Nordics were thrilled to see their clubmate race and win in the University Series. Young Wasteneys won a bronze in the classic sprints, persisting through a fiercely competitive field of 75 juvenile racers in the quarter-, semi-, and final heats. Head coach Dave Battison says, “Avalon has incredible natural ability, and she took all her training, all the things we’ve been working on, and she executed them perfectly.” When the team learned that Wasteneys was moving into the heats, Battison declared, “We’re going to the show!” as he dug deep into his wax arsenal, and they all pulled together to offer Wasteneys lots of encouragement and the most enthusiastic cheering section of any athlete in the finals. Across the five race events, all 17 members of the team enjoyed shining moments and many personal best races. The young team looks forward to a bright future racing at provincial and national levels. The Strathcona Nordics are now preparing for the 31st annual Vancouver Island Loppet on April 13. For more information and to register see the website at StrathconaNordics.com. – Strathcona Nordics

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Yetis hoping to return Cyclone Taylor Cup to Valley After a hard-fought Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff run, the Comox Valley Glacier Kings are preparing to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The North Division champions were defeated in the VIJHL final by their newly formed southern rivals and league champion Victoria Cougars and get a rare opportunity for redemption as they join the PJHL champion Richmond Sockeyes and the Castlegar Rebels of the KIJHL in the battle for B.C. Jr. B supremacy.

In what will be the 47th presentation of the Cyclone Taylor Cup, Comox Valley is poised to do what is necessary to bring the cup back to the community that took it home in its inaugural year. In 1967, when the Cyclone Taylor Cup was first presented, the Comox Totems won the big prize. That was the last time the Cyclone Taylor Cup was in the Valley. Now 47 years later, the trophy that has eluded the Comox Valley over almost five decades is in the Glacier Kings’ sight. A hard-working

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through the Glacier Kings’ head office by calling 250-334-4709. Opening ceremonies start 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre when the Comox Valley Glacier Kings take on the Castlegar Rebels. The Glacier Kings also invite the public to their 2013 awards banquet on Friday, April 5. The organization is excited for the opportunity to honour the names on the back that work for the crest on the front.

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Several talented Comox Valley high school basketball players will be showcasing their skills Saturday, April 6 at the Senior Classic All-Star Games at St. Margaret’s School in Victoria. Representing the North Girls this year are G.P. Vanier Towhees AAA players Jade Heavener (G), Kassandra Sewell (F) and Kendra Lee (G) along with coach Kevin Lee while from the AA Mark Isfeld Ice is Emma Balneaves (F). On the North Boys A Team are Towhees Joaquin Paterna (F) and Scott Stevens (G) while the North Boys B Team includes Isfeld’s

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Logan Yanick of Courtenay finished in a two-way tie for fifth place in the Boys 15-19 age division at the CJGA B.C. Junior Open. Yanick shot rounds of 73-75 to finish at four-over 148, the same as Owen Xiong of West Vancouver (7474). The tourney was played March 30-31 at the par-72, 6,531-yard University Golf Club in Vancouver. Chris Crisologo of Richmond fired a sizzling 68 on Sunday to win the tourney with a three-under 141. Tony Mak of Richmond finished two back while Marcus Brown of Surrey was third at 146. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Visit www. glacierkings.ca for more information. The banquet is at the Cumberland Cultural Centre and cost is $20 per person. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be dinner, live music, prizes for guests and a cash bar. “The Glacier Kings attribute much of their success to the greatest fans in the league and look forward to meeting with them on Friday,” a team spokesperson said. – Comox Valley Glacier Kings

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Mount Washington U16 racers rock Red Mountain The Mount Washington Ski Club alpine team travelled to Red Mountain in Rossland to compete with 133 of the top provincial athletes in the U16 provincials which got underway on March 21. Red is a tough mountain known for being “steep and deep.” The team competed under sunny, blue skies and bulletproof icy conditions. After a rough start where the mountain got the best of the racers on the first day, knocking out six of the seven team athletes who did not complete their runs, it all turned around. On Day 1 only one Mount Washington skier was able to complete both of her runs. Maja Nymann completed the giant slalom course finishing 29th overall for the females, but 14th for her age group. The five male athletes on the team blew out of the tough slalom course, but they were not alone as 50 per cent of all male athletes crashed. The Campbell River athletes each had a day where they were the star of the team. On Day 2, the slalom course for the men proved to be gruelling again, but Logan Frame managed to come out on top, finishing fourth in his age group and 24th overall. Again only half of all male athletes managed to get through this tough course, with

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Chimo tackles Twisters Chimo gymnasts put in solid performances at the first meet off the Island this season at the Twisters Invitational in Abbotsford. Level 2 Novice Josee Jalbert started the meet out with a bang with her first place overall finish, surely a highlight of the season, so far, for her. Kira Magor fought hard for her eighth place finish in the same category. Level 2 Tyro Maiah Tanner was sixth overall with a second place vault. Sophia Mossie had a very respectable ninth place overall finish in the very large Tyro 3 category. Toni Smith finished in third place overall after placing second on both bars and beam and teammate Isabella Pelletier rounded out their Open 2 category in sixth place with a fantastic first place vault. Kaylee Guignard’s second-place floor routine won her the floor choreography award

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JOSEE JALBERT OF the Chimos placed first in Level 2 Novice. PHOTO BY PAUL CARR for showing grace and excellence in musical interpretation; she finished fifth overall in the Novice 3 category. Lauren Carr’s floor routine tied for second place and she finished fourth overall in the Level 3 Open category and Sawyer Sturam placed first on bars in her first meet since overcoming an ankle injury finishing fifth overall in the Open 3 category.

This meet was part of the athletes’ preparations for the Provincial Championships in Prince George on April 5-8. Each athlete will have personal goals that she hopes to achieve at this upcoming meet and will work hard to bring home some great results while proudly representing Chimo Gymnastics and the Comox Valley. – Chimo Gymnastics

Where can people with cognitive or physical challenges experience the thrill of racing down a mountain slope in a competition with their peers? Where can a person who can’t walk without a walker or braces or who is in a wheelchair learn how to do a Giant Slalom race on a snowboard or in a sit-ski? For people on Vancouver Island, the answer is the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS) – a wonderful organization right here on Mount Washington. Several people have been race-training every Sunday since the beginning of January, and some have been doing this for many years. Recently, this year’s team, consisting of Ron Greenhorn from Nanaimo, Joe Grubwieser, Don Nesbitt and Melissa Pemble from the Comox Valley and Basil Petropoulos from Duncan, travelled to Silver Star Mountain Resort, located near Vernon, for the Western Canadian ParaAlpine Championships, along with coaches Tom, Jen and Oscar and their own cheer-

DON NESBITT ZIPS down the course at Silver Star. PHOTO BY OSCAR GRUBWIESER leading squad. Two Giant Slalom races were held on Saturday, March 2, followed by a banquet and awards ceremony. Young superstar racer 12-year-old Melissa won gold in both of her races. Basil, as the only snowboarder, won gold as well. Don, a former champion long boarder, who just joined the race team this year after

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Curlers conclude season The Comox Valley Curling Centre had its wind-up for the season with a Member Appreciation Night which included a chili cookoff and league curling finals. It was an overwhelming success with well over 100 members attending. The chili cook-off was a hit with 13 entries, all with their unique twist on this famous dish. The choice to pick out one winner was difficult: each entry chose a name for their chili and the owner was not revealed until the end of the evening. The winner, with a tie, was the Cowgirl Chili by Sylvia Mossey and the Double Ender by Sharon Walker. A magnificent chili ladle was awarded to Sylvia by Amber Dufour. Many thanks to the gals who brought the salads, to all the chili chefs who made this evening so much fun and to Janice Ainsworth, who got the chili challenge going. The interest then focused on the rink where eight teams were vying for the big win. The Thursday Senior Competitive League tie-breaker to determine the B division aggregate winner saw Dell Roberts, skip; Gord Tooker, 3rd; Gary Smythe, 2nd and Garry Mills, lead take the win from Knobby Clark, skip; Terry Kirkoski, 3rd, Jim Mason, 2nd and Ernie Dean, lead. The ladies division saw Deb Goodwin, skip Lonnie Schopp, 3rd; Kim Jonsson, 2nd and Lori Ross, lead take on a friendly match against the Dufour team skipped by Amber with Deb McLean, 3rd; Brenda McPherson, 2nd; May Reimer, lead

THE WAYNE HARRIS rink of (l-r) Alan deJersey, Richard Tanguay, Rick Thomson and Wayne Harris won the men’s championship. with a game they all enjoyed and offered “compliments” to each other on some dubious shot making. As they said, there is always a positive to every shot and sometimes the comment was a simple statement like, “Nice hair!” Lots of laughs at that one. The Goodwin team represented the club at the North Island Club Challenge hosted by CVCC. The men’s final with Wayne Harris, skip, Richard Tanguay, 3rd, Alan deJersey, 2nd; Rick Thomson, lead had a very tight game against Ron Schmidt, skip; Norm Cote, 3rd; Jeff Pilon, 2nd; Darren Richards, lead. The score was reflected by who had hammer with one point per end until the seventh when the Harris rink blanked the end to take the hammer into the eighth. A “hold your breath” finesse shot by Wayne cinched the deal taking out Ron’s counting rock

to win the championship in a real nail biter. The winner usually goes on to the North Island Club Challenge however the Harris rink had competed at the provincial level and were not eligible. The rink that will compete is the runner-up men’s team from the Tuesday league with Mike Imrie, skip; Jim Bostock, 3rd; Alex Imrie, 2nd and Mike Meeres, lead. The fourth game on the ice was a challenge between two mixed teams from the Monday Open and Wednesday Mixed. Ross Thomson, skip; Allison Watt, 3rd; Jeremy Frazier, 2nd; Sylvia (Sly) Mossey, lead took on the formidable Ray Michell team. Ray skipped his teammates Melanie Rait, 3rd; Matt Grundzinskas, 2nd and Mare Michell, lead Roberts to a back and forth game with the Thomson team adding up the rocks for the win.

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It was great curling and the spectators were lined up at the glass watching the action unfold. The club was buzzing! The Ladies League standings saw the Colleen Robson team of Stasia Johnson, Ellie Nicholas, Mare Michell, Val Schultz, LeeAnne Alberti in 1st place in both Tuesday and Thursday followed in 2nd and 3rd respectively by Gallaway and Ferguson for Tuesday and Sandberg and Dufour for Thursday. The Men’s League standings for Tuesday league was Wayne Harris, Richard Tanguay, Alan deJersey, Rick (Countertop) Thomson taking the top spot with the aggregate going to Duffy Simpson, Al Chappin, Tony Wong, Ralph Von Kampen. Thursday winner and aggregate was Ron Schmidt, Norm Cote, Jeff Pilon, Darren Richards. Next season’s finale will be a club championship for teams of all leagues who have played together in the season in a sanctioned league. It will take on a similar format as this year with a chili cookoff included by popular demand. The season is over, however six months will go by in a flash and October will see the curlers back on the ice. If anyone is interested in the sport of curling, we encourage you to give it a try. Clinics for beginners will be advertised in September and more information will be available on our website - www. comoxvalleycurling. com or you may e-mail info@comoxvalleycurling.com. The Comox Valley See CURLING, B13


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Ice maker attending Worlds Comox Valley Curling Centre’s head ice technician, Cody Hall, is in Victoria this week at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championships assisting in the preparation and maintenance of the curling ice. Hall will be working directly with Hans Wuthrich, a certified national ice techni-

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MEMBERS OF THE Oyster River Enhancement Society get chum slamon smolts ready for pondPHOTO BY RALPH SHAW ing and release into the Oyster River. tions and draw prizes. Ducks Unlimited’s primary focus is wetlands which are so essential to ducks and other waterfowl. But they are also essential to fish, many wild animals and finally to the well-being of people as the recent weather events have demonstrated throughout the world. Earl Cook of Fanny Bay was recognized by Ducks Unlimited with the Community Conservation Award for his and his family’s contribution to restoring wetlands of Cook Creek that flows into Baynes Sound near Fanny Bay. This was a partnership project with the Nature Trust and Ducks Unlimited. In the near future a full column will be devoted to the importance of the work of Ducks Unlimited based on their achievements

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Store, Blue Heron Book Store, Fanny Bay Oyster’s Seafood Shop, Salish Sea Market (Bowser) and Abraxas Books and Gifts (Denman Island). The funds from this critically important event are used in the ongoing struggle to keep Baynes Sound free from possible acid mine drainage from the proposed Raven Coal Mine project. Baynes Sound is one of the most important shellfish growing areas in North America and keeping its waters free from acid mine pollution is critical to the ongoing survival of this important source of clean healthy seafood

industry that supplies us and much of Canada and the United States with locally grown oysters. If you feel this is unnecessary check out the recent problems of the Elk River in the East Kootenay of our province or closer to home with the recent closure of Toguaht Bay campgrounds off the road to Tofino due to arsenic in the sand from former mining operations. The threat to our shellfish and the wellbeing of Baynes Sound from acid mine drainage is real. We must protect clean food sources. •••

Last Tuesday I joined Jim Loring in an overdue visit to the Oyster River Enhancement Society in Bear Creek Regional District Park. It was a humbling experience as I walked around the grounds with Bruce Bell to tour some of the ongoing conservation projects of this exciting salmon enhancement society. Every Tuesday a dedicated group of 30 to 40 men and women gather to do assigned tasks. On this Tuesday the release of 200,000 chum salmon smolts (among many other weekly maintenance

chores) was scheduled. At the hatchery building there is an assignment board where you choose your work assignment for the morning. I will devote a column to this important group in the near future. Note: Increasingly our society relies on volunteers to save our environment. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

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TOBACCO, George December 27, 1923 - March 26, 2013 TOBACCO, George - 89, of Western Shore, died March 26, 2013, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. He was born on December 27, 1923 in Cumberland, Vancouver Island, a son of the late Charles Sr. and Della (Tapella) Tobacco. He was predeceased by brothers, Timothy, William, Charles, Ray; sisters, Violet, Lillian and Mary. He moved to Nova Scotia in the 1940’s and served in the navy during the Second World War. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Yvonne (Walker); sons, Gary and Allan; sister, Doris (Bono), Vancouver Island. He was an avid reader and outdoorsman who enjoyed life an will be sadly missed. The family request that no flowers or donations be made in his name. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, memorial service or interment. Cremation entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay.

Ellen Isobel Clarke 1927 – 2013 It is with great sadness, but also in a spirit of faith and trust and with a sense of love and gratitude in our hearts, that we announce the passing of our mother on March 25, 2013. Ellen’s 86 year dance with life brought happiness to many neighbours and friends over the years and touched many hearts during a wonderful life full of joy, kindness and service. Ellen was born in Sundridge, Ontario and moved to Vancouver to marry her beloved Joseph in 1947. She was a devoted military wife. She and husband Joe, took numerous postings across Canada with the Canadian Armed Forces and had six children along the way. They took their final posting with 442 Squadron in Comox, and arrived in “action land� in 1967. Ellen loved the numerous years she spent working in the cosmetics department at the first Shopper’s Drug Mart in Courtenay, where she befriended many loyal customers and was fondly remembered for volunteering her skills as a make-up artist for the youth fashion shows at the Courtenay Little Theatre. She retired to care for her ailing husband and then devoted her time to servicing her community. She was an acting member of the Courtenay Soroptimist club, and she enjoyed her many travels world wide and the ladies she met along the way. Mother was a proud Canadian and belonged to the Canadian Daughters League, you could see her marching in many of the local parades. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and was very active in church activities as a catechism teacher, Eucharist minister, soup maker for the soup kitchen, prayer and church was very important to her. She enjoyed her trips to the Holy Land and European shrines with fellow parishioners. As a member of St. Joseph’s Auxiliary she participated in the mentorship program at St. Joseph’s Hospital where she worked alongside many “candy stripers� over the years, many who went on to nursing care workers. Mother created a bursary in her husband’s name at Vanier High School, she believed in education and helping youth achieving their dreams. Her kind spirit, passion for life and her strong faith will be missed by her children; Richard (Deborah) Clarke, Susan (Chris) Stoyles, Mary (David) Wilson, Shawn (Lu-Ann) Clarke, and Michael (Marla) Clarke, grandchildren; Jason (Roberta) Clarke, Amanda Clarke (James), John Stoyles, Leigh-Ellen Stoyles (Brian), Janel DeBalinhard (John) , Sarah Wilson, Matthew Wilson and Isobel Clarke, as well as greatgrandchildren; Kristy, Jessica, Jasmine, Jessie and Joden. Mother loved her nieces and nephews and family members in Northern Ontario. They had a special place in her heart. She was adopted as family by many of the Vietnamese families in the Comox Valley and Edmonton, they called her grandma or mom, and she loved them dearly. Ellen is predeceased by her husband and her eldest son Joe Jr., we have no doubt that she was greeted at Heaven’s Gate to welcome her home. The family would like to thank Dr. Wiens, Dr. Winter, and Dr. Cornolk for their care of mother as well as Chandra from Vancouver Island Health Authority and all of the home care aids who did a marvelous job. A prayer service will be held at Piercy’s Mt. Washington Funeral Home at 7:00pm on Monday April 8, 2013. A memorial service to celebrate Ellen’s life will be held at Christ the King Church on Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 11:00am with burial at the Courtenay Civic Cemetery to follow and refreshments in the lower level of the church.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

ESTHETICS

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NOW HIRING

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

Operations Accountant Scale Specialist Driller/Blaster Bullbucker Master Mechanic Heavy Duty Mechanic Detailed job postings can be viewed at

http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to:

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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BAMBOO GARDEN

Program starts soon in Courtenay!

PERSONALS

HELP WANTED

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1st Class Driving School Courtenay 250-897-9875 • Campbell River 250-204-9875 www.instructordarryl.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

RN needed IMMEDIATELY Comox Valley Seniors Village Retirement Concepts is a family owned private company based in Vancouver BC that provides seniors housing and care services ranging from Retirement Living, Assisted Living to Skilled Nursing Care throughout the Province. We are looking to fill the following shift: Full-Time Permanent (Night Shift) Applicants must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing with current active registration with CRNBC, BSN preferred. Please submit your resume IMMEDIATELY, in the strictest confidence, via our website at www.retirementconcepts.com/careers While we appreciate all applications, please note only those short listed will be contacted. Retirement Concepts is an equal opportunity employer. HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

GOLF COURSE WORKER GLACIER GREENS GOLF COURSE 19 WING COMOX

TEMPORARY FULL TIME POSITION (The Anticipated term of this position is 6 months)

Glacier Greens Golf Course at 19 Wing Comox is seeking a Golf Course Worker to maintain the golf course property using small powered and manual equipment, maintain greens, tee box areas, turf on fairways or other areas as well as maintain and repair golf course outbuildings, fences, bridges, nets and screens. He/She also performs basic horticultural duties such as planting and pruning trees, shrubs and flowers and maintaining and creating flowerbeds. Qualifications: Some High School AND some years experience in landscaping. OR An acceptable combination of education, training, and experience will also be considered Knowledge Requirements: Of grounds keeping practices and techniques Of health and safety practices Of the rules and strategies of the game of golf Successful candidate will be prepared to commence employment 15 April 2013. Eligible candidates should submit a resume clearly outlining their ability to fulfil all position requirements by mail to: NPF Human Resources Manager, 19 Wing Comox, PO Box 1000, Stn. Main, Lazo, B.C. V0R 2K0, or by fax at 250-339-8168, by e-mail to npfhrcomox@cfpsa.com. Applications must be received before 23:59 hrs Pacific Time on 08 April 2013.


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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

P/T JANITORIAL / Maintenance person needed, experience a must. Over 10 hrs guaranteed. Must be able to work flexible & on call hrs. Consists of mostly weekend, afternoon, evening, shifts, some day work. Please send resume & salary expectations to; info@comoxmall.ca; Comox Centre Mall 215 Port Augusta St., Comox, B.C. V9M 3M9 Or drop in mail slot at admin. office.

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/benefits. Send resume by fax to 250-949-6381 or email jdwork@ketacable.net NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

H E L P WA N T E D

Comox Medical Clinic is looking for an experienced Medical Office Assistant to join our office. The candidate needs to possess excellent inter-personal skills, enjoy working within a team, be comfortable with a computer and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Previous medical office experience preferred but related experience will be considered. Competitive wages and benefits offered. This is a part-time position that will include some evenings, vacation coverage and occasional Saturdays. References required. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit a resume via email to candice.comoxmedical@shaw.ca or in person to Comox Medical Clinic #100-1695 Comox Ave. Attention: Candice

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Current Available Vacancy •

9-1-1 Fire Dispatch (Term position) For details visit our Employment section of our website at: www.campbellriver.ca LOCAL LANDSCAPING company is hiring. Applicants must have Air Brake ticket. For details, or to apply send resume to blackgoldsoil@shaw.ca. No phone calls please. SEASONAL CASHIER position. Point of sale experience essential. Plant knowledge an asset. Reply in person with resume to: 2855 Wentworth Rd. WHITE SPOT restaurant 2299 Cliffe ave, Courtenay is looking for two pmt. F/T Line cooks. $13.00/hr. Exp is mandatory. Serious enquiries only. unit618@whitespot.ca or fax 250-338-8304

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RETAIL

KITCHEN CABINETS

FERTILIZERS

FURNITURE

SALES ASSOCIATE Sublime Fashion Collection

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

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

in Courtenay is looking for a mature, outgoing and dynamic sales associate for a permanent part-time position, who is a hard working team player with a keen sense of fashion. Saturday availability is required. Retail fashion experience and computer skills are a must. Please drop off your resume in person at #1- 1599 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay.

ESCORTS

MOVING & STORAGE

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

OSAKA SUSHI (Courtenay) looking for a F/T Kitchen Helper (6-450 Ryan Rd., Courtenay, BC, V9N 7R6). Wage $11.50/hr, completion of Secondary education. A few months exp. preferred, Korean speaking an asset. Resume via email: eunheeahn@hotmail.com

Visit our web-site for other job opportunities: www.tigh-na-mara.com

Pacific National Processing Ltd. Quality Management Program Administrator We are seeking a highly motivated and hard working team member to join Pacific National Processing Ltd. (PNP), located in Tofino, BC. PNP is the processing facility operated and managed by Mainstream Canada, the Canadian division of the international aquaculture company Cermaq. We are a growth oriented company and we strive for the quality of our product, safe working environments and sustainable aquaculture.

Local & Long Distance Moves. Bonded & Insured.

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

FREE ITEMS FREE CAT available to a good home. Four year old female, spade, great mouser, independent, very well natured. Please call 250-871-0039

FUEL/FIREWOOD #250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. since 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean wood. Well seasoned. All Fir available. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE GRADUATION/ WEDDING/ Business Suits, Gucci, Prada, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein. Approx size 40R. All worn once. Beautiful Quality. Call to View 250-850-2525 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

NATIONAL BILLIARD Table and Accessories. Like New Condition. $1,000 firm. (250)285-3761. CHESTERFIELD, LOVE Seat, Chair and Stool - maple wood frame rose colour cushions. In excellent condition. $250. Call 250-338-6970

FREEHAVEN RANCH Affordable horse boarding avail at the picturesque 53 Acre ranch that is dedicated to the love of horses & natural horsemanship. Located 10 min from Courtenay in beautiful Merville with over 25 acres of pasture & hay fields. Beautiful trail through meadows & forests. Indoor/outdoors stalls for full board or self board, riding ring w/ new footing, covered round pen, tack room. Call Richard 250-465-9190 or visit www.freehavenranch.com

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

FURNITURE

(250)248-7902 Parksville (250)716-6632 Nanaimo

BOARDING

TREADMILL WITH incline Power Ryder. $400.00 for both. Murphy Bed 1 year old $1800 Computer cabinet $300. Call 250-334-4883

PETS

PETS

PETS REMEMBERED

PETS REMEMBERED

PETS REMEMBERED

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES UNDER $300 CARPENTRY 250-650-1333 SKILLED carpenter. Licensed & certified. Free estimates, Call Doug www.suncrestholdings.ca

NIGHTHAWK ADJUSTABLE back wheelchair Stellato make w/foam cushion & support removable float rests $250. Quality memory foam shaped pillow $5. Triangular wedge foam back rest for bed $5. Call evenings (250)334-9607

Our little Gracie gave us 14 years full of love and laughter. Gracie you truly were a Queen. Happy Trails, Sweet Babyy

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

GARDENING Affordable Mowing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * Mowing * Raking * Pruning * Trimming ....and MORE. Call Mikes Lawns at 250-702-2164 COW MANURE 1 year old for sale, $24/yard, can deliver. Call (250)338-5503.

We are currently seeking to fill the position of “Quality Management Program (QMP) Administrator”. This position specializes in quality monitoring and assuring compliance with the requirements of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This is a full time position operating approximately 40 hours per week. Alternate work shifts and possible overtime may be required. The ideal applicant will have experience or training in food safety, HACCP, regulatory compliance, CFIA audits and seafood processing. You must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and have basic computer skills. We offer competitive wages, a corporate bonus program, company paid benefits package, and a matching retirement fund plan. If you have the skills we are looking for, and you would like to become part of our team please forward a resume, in person, by fax or e-mail to: Mainstream Canada 61-4th Street, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Fax: 250-725-1250 E-Mail: careers@mainstreamcanada.com Please state “QMP Administrator” in subject line DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 12, 2013

OCEANSIDE MOVING

PETS

ELECTRICAL ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE

MISC SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOUSEKEEPER/ELDERCARE. Female available in the Comox Valley. Meal prep. and chores. 250-871-3160

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

Notice to Creditors and Others Re: The estate of CHARLIE MARTIN, deceased, formerly of 2607(B) Penrith Ave, Cumberland, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of FREDERICK CHARLES MARTIN are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator at BOX 718 Cumberland, British Columbia, V0R 1S0, on or before May 8, 2013, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. Robbin E Frame, Administrator

BLUESTONE LAND & Aquascape Certified Landscaper. Gardens Ponds Water Features Complete Lawn Care and Maintenance. Call Shayne 250-338-1823

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

WORK WANTED

LEGAL SPA MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS The Grotto Spa is an award-winning Spa, catering to locals & resort guests. Our business levels continue to grow, and as such we need to increase the size of our Massage Team. We are currently seeking full-time & part-time Spa Massage Practitioners and RMTs. As a Company we offer amazing perks & benefits, great colleagues, a fun working environment and a chance to grow your career. Full-time team members are also eligible to join our extended health & dental benefits plan. Earnings for a one hour massage begin at $19.25 plus gratuities & retail commissions, and go up to $26.25 per one hour treatment based on experience. RMTs start at $37.25 for a one hour therapeutic massage, plus gratuities & retail commissions. We require candidates who are professional, friendly, wellgroomed, reliable and guest-focused! Must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays, as these are our busiest times (and your highest earning potential). To book an interview, please send your resumes & cover letter to: melissa.davie@tigh-na-mara.com

LANDSCAPING

SKYROCKET COMPOST Sale- 30L bags only $5 each. Drive-thru 8am Driftwood Mall Sat. Apr 6th while supplies last

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

Garage Sales #ALLÖ   ÖTOÖPLACEÖYOURÖGARAGEÖSALEÖADÖANDÖRECEIVEÖ &2%%ÖBALLOONS ÖINVENTORYÖANDÖTIPÖSHEETSÖANDÖGARAGEÖSALEÖSIGNSÖ GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET SATURDAY APRIL 20 10-2 ECOLE au COEUR de L’ILE in COMOX on LINSHART lunch, bake sale, bouncy castle,more BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW sell your collectibles, toys, athletics equipment, games.. kids tables: $5 reg table: $10 CONTACT gwen@gmonnet.com

COURTENAY- 1225 Carron Rd. 8-2, Sat. Apr. 6. Estate Sale. Import Camper, Ride-on lawn mower, snowblower, tools, antiques & misc stuff.

COURTENAY. MOVING sale. Sat. April 6, 9am-noon. Cedar table & benches, ladders, tools, freezer, dresser, frames, art works & more. 2210 Piercy.

COURTENAY - 1603 Oak Place. Sat & Sun, 8-3pm. Everything must go!

COURTENAY. SAT & SUN, April 6 & 7, 9am-2pm. Blue Ox motorcycle, 12V loading ramp, tools & household items. 1674 Sitka Avenue.

Comox - 1902 Larch Rd Apr 6th 8-2pm & 7th 10-3pm. Downsizing, tools 3/4 Horse Electric motor, electric drill, sander, almost new Router w/12 bits, misc household items and some antiques. Rain or Shine.

COURTENAY LAWN BOWLING CLUB GARAGE SALE Saturday April 6th, 8am – noon. Corner 23rd Street and Kilpatrick Entrance to Bill Moore Park. COURTENAY (Seal Bay Area) 1935 Bates, Sat. 8-12. Household, tools, misc. items.

ROYSTON: 4409 Island Highway South. (south of Kingfisher). Sat., Apr. 6th, 8:30am1pm. LOTS of household and shop equipment. SAT. APRIL 6, 11am-2pm. Assorted household, furniture, mirrors, sports, commercial shelving, store displays, commercial coffee maker & milkshake mixer. 2790 Cliffe Ave.


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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

APARTMENT/CONDOS

HOUSES FOR SALE

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

HOMES FOR RENT

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent. Prime location in Comox. 1200 sqft, newly reno’d office space. $1200+HST per month. Contact James at 250-3392261.

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.

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

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

SHOP/WAREHOUSE space. Cousins Rd. 1200 sqft. 3 phase power. High ceilings. Office Area. I-2 Zoning. Available Now! 250-703-1644, 250-338-7476 evs.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

DOWNTOWN COURTENAY, ($145,000), 2 bdrm, 1 bath, modular home on .11 acre. Partly fenced yard, new carpets, forced air heat, 4 appls. Walk to amens and bus. Must See! Call 250-334-3960.

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 floors main areas. Immaculate. Immed. possession. $220,000. 250-338-8260

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

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

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

7749 Tozer Rd 4 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 5 appls, $1300/mth Avail. May 1st 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

COURTENAY 3 BDRM,rancher duplex on Urquhart. Large open concept with F/S, W/D and laminate floors. N/S, N/P. $950/mth 2 BDRM unit on Back Road. Open living/dining room with F/S, D/W, W/D. Lots of storage, N/S, N/P. $800/mth COURTENAY- 3 bdrm + den, 2 bath, 5 new appls, fenced yard, wired shopped/garden shed, end of cul-de-sac, Puntledge area. Avail April. 15 or May. 1. N/S, no parties, pet neg. $1200. 1-(250)710-8279.

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. 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. Apartments•Condos•Suites

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, flooring (heated tile throughout kitchen, dining room, & large laundry rm. Hand scraped laminate through rest of house. New appliances, light fixtures, paint, etc. Asking $255,000.00. Call 250-204-3842 or email fernandesma@live.com

2325 B VALLEYVIEW DR. 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 appls, $700/mth Inc utilities Avail. Immd. 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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TOWNHOUSES COURTENAY, SPACIOUS, centrally located 2 bdrm ($650) Townhome, 1835 Piercy Ave., coin laundry, new roof, N/P. Family oriented. Call (250)702-1096.

OFFICE/RETAIL

WE’RE ON THE WEB

COURTENAY OFFICE Space for rent, unit C 331 6th St 1024 sqft. Previously used as doctor’s office. 250-338-8955

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

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

www.advancedpm.ca 250-338-2472 ARBOUR GLEN

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

KENDAL AVE. SUITE

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

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

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. Immed. - $1,800/mth RURAL ACREAGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath home, 4 appls, woodstove, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. May 1 - $975/mth VALLEY VIEW 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, 6 appls, double garage, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail June 1 $1,600/mth UNION BAY COTTAGE Bachelor style, 1 bath, fridge & hot plate, hydro incl., N/S, No pets. Avail May 1 $450/mth 2BDRM HOUSE close to dwntwn courtenay $875/mth. Unfurn./furnished Avail May 2. Call FMI (250)338-3998 COMOX- SPLIT level 3 bdrm house, includes F/S, D/W, W/D. No pets, N/S. Available April. 1st. $1100 mo. Call 250339-9805, 9am-6pm. COURTENAY: 2 bdrm mobile home on Braidwood Road. Clean, NP/NS. Refs req. $700. Call (250)339-7566.

The Longer the clock ticks away before using Kathleen Larson as your buyers agent or Lyle Larson as your sellers agent...

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave.

CONDOS / SUITES / APARTMENTS

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

In The Comox Valley 250.338.3746

APARTMENT/CONDO

COURTNEY- 2 bdrm duplex, very nice, inclds W/D, F/S, yard. N/S, pet considered. $800. Call (250)339-4037.

1 MONTH FREE. Large 2 BDRM. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! $750/mo. Call 250-334-4646. 2 BDRM Comox condo. Clean, quiet and sunny. 5 appl, bike strg. NS. $825. Available May 1st. Call 250334-8045. point7percent@gmail.com

COURTENAY, NEW walk in Studio w/ horse space, 600 sq ft. $750 + $130/horse. Ocean views, lam flrs. 250-702-1096.

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

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

3347 Royston Rd 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls., $975/mth Avail. Apr 1 1471 Krebs Cres. 3 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 5 appls., $1200/mth Avail. May 1

FOR SALE BY OWNER

CAMPBELL RIVER Beautiful 1765sq ft. 3 bd/2 bth rancher on cul-de-sac. Large entrance, fam. rm. sun rm, open liv/din rm, 3/4” oak flooring, nicely landscaped, enclosed backyard, covered patio, sideyard RV parking with hookups, HEAT PUMP, 5 appls. $278,900.00. 250-923-7010

Houses & Suites

SUITES, LOWER 2 bdrm 1 bath 950sq.ft bsmt suite. Newly updated, Covered patio, Seperate entrance and driveway, In suite laundry, Walking distance to Superstore. Available May 1st. $950 Util incl. Alisha (250) 8983035

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 & 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. $750/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.

TOWNHOUSES / DUPLEXES PINE PLACE TOWNHOMES

Spacious 2 bdrm townhomes offer main level living w/ bedrooms on 2nd floor. Features 1 bath, 4 appl, & patio area. Close to schools, recreation & shopping. Rents from $750/month. Immed possession.

HOMES FOR RENT

KENDAL AVE, CUMBERLAND

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

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. Also One Bedroom. Call John @ 250-703-2264 or David @ 250-338-0267.

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 or David @ 250338-0267.

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

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

BERKSHIRE MANOR 825 Harmston Ave. ONE BEDROOM very bright and spacious. Attractive layout — recently renovated. Security entry. Full sized appliances. In suite storage. Quiet adult building just three blocks from downtown. Call David @ 250-3380267.


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TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, and 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom ďŹ nishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed & Avail. Immed. rents from $900/mth. SUNRIDGE TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, & den, 2 bath, 5 appls, elect. F/P, carport, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed - $1,000/mth COMOX DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath on cul-de-sac, 5 appls, carport, fenced yrd w/shed, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Immed $1,100/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, storage, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. $150 move-in incentrive. Avail. Immed. $650/mth FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED condo at Trumpeter’s Landing, 1 bdrm & den, 1 bath, 5 appls, balcony, underground pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1100/mth furnished, $900/mth unfurnished CLOSE TO SUPERSTORE 3 bdrm, 2 bath duplex, 5appls, newly renovated, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $899/mth DRESSAGE COURT 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, patio, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed. - $875/mth ARGO COURT 1 & 2 bdrm, 1 bath apt., F & S, coin laundry, basic cable & hot water incl, N/S, cat neg. w/ref. Avail. Immed. - $650/mth. Call Res Mgr. 334-8602 CLOSE TO COLLEGE two level townhouse, 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, carport, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $850/mth TRUMPETER RIDGE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $900/mth MAPLEWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, updated unit, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $650/mth ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, basic cable incl., N/S, no pets. Avail. Immed. - $725/mth. Call Res. Mgr. 334-8602 LORELEI APTS Bachelor suite, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $500/mth FIVE OAKS VILLA 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, newly renovated, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed - $800/mth PUNTLEDGE DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 3 appls, fenced yrd, w/shed, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 $925/mth RYAN COURT 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, patio, reserved pkg, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed. - $625/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, patio, storage, res. pkg, N/S, Cat ok. Avail. Immed. - $650/mth BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, balcony, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $750/mth CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN newer townhouse, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 6 appls, elect. F/P, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $900/mth PASSAGE COURT 3 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $850/mth SOUTHVIEW MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water incl., balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $575/mth BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, patio, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $725/mth

ASPEN COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail May 1 - $800/mth KYOTO FRIENDLY BUILDING – DOWNTOWN COURTENAY 2 bdrm, 1 bath apt. All appiances + washer & dryer. Heated oor, low utility bills. Avail. May 1 $1,000/mth

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CARS

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

2006 20’ Adventure Motor Home. Excellent condition, extras, 80,000k. $30,000 Please call 250-338-8206

9FT CAMPER in nice shape. Asking $1400. 250-287-2969 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR RENT

2000 FORD MUSTANG GT. Special Edition. 11,000km. Fully loaded. Immaculate. Never driven in rain. $17,000. 250-923-3431 or 250-2021340

PARK PLACE

BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR

ANDERTON ARMS

200 Back Road, Courtenay

426 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay

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

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

Call 250-334-9717

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay

RYAN COURT

Spacious 3 bedroom suite in a quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Walking distance to schools, bus stops, and downtown. Reasonable rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. No pets, two rental references and security deposit required.

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

Call 250-338-7449

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

CONDOS 2007 23’ WILDWOOD LE travel trailer. Northwest package, like new, sleeps 6, lots of storage. $15,000. obo. Call (250)339-9825, (250)702-6883 2002 MERCEDES Benz C230. Very low kms. New tires, silver/black interior. Excellent condition. Parked in winter. Manual, 6 speed. Leather seats. $7900. 250-287-2645 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

MOTORCYCLES

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1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

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

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

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

Call 250-338-7449

To View, Call 250-338-7533 98,000 KMS. Ford Explorer XLS. 4 Doors + Extras. $7100. Call 250-287-2009.

TRUCKS & VANS

CYPRESS ARMS 1255 9th Street, Courtenay 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 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.

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

TOWNHOUSES TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay Attractive 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated – 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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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 Children’s Classes – prayers and activities focused on the development of spiritual qualities, for children 3 to 10 years. All are welcome. ~~~ “O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving kindness.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

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

250-890-9262

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

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

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Sunday Celebration

Real People

living hope

Doing Real Life Seeking Real Change

Becoming a People Prepared

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

250.334.9777 livinghope@shaw.ca www.livinghopeonline.ca

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

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Comox Valley Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

An Affirming Ministry

Comox Avenue at 250 Beach Dr.

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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” CELEBRATING 100 YEARS SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL Nursery-Grade 7 Minister: Peggy Jensen

Faith Family Friends

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

Sundays 10 am Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

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

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

Rev. Maggie Enwright Hearing Assistance

@ 10:30 am

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

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

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Join us this Sunday

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED

Email: cxunited@telus.net

Bay Community Church

LUTHERAN

Service 10:30am Sunday, April 4 Guest Speaker: Rev. Murray Etty

10 am Sunday Worship

Everyone Welcome.

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program at 11 am

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

“A place for you: John 14:2

250-334-4961

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COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

Pastor Rev. Clark Gietz

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

PRESBYTERIAN

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M.

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

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

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Full Wheelchair Access

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

Followed by a Potluck Lunch

Free Ukelele Lessons

Minister, Rev. Ted Hicks

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1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

Everyone Welcome

Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

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9:15 am Contemporary Service

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

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

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck

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

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

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

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Sunny day at Glacier March 30 was the best day yet for Glacier Greens Saturday Men’s golfers – 15 degrees light wind and sunshine and the course in good shape. Hcp. 0-11: Low gross Barrie Norris 74, Al Cabilan 77 c/b, Rob Borland 77 c/b. Low net Karl Cameron 69 c/b, Wayne Ogilvie 69 c/b, Phil Nakashima 69. Snips: #2 Barry Norris, #5 Rob Cobham, #10 Bruce Coulter, #13 Karl Cameron, #17(POG) Rod Gray, #18 Dave Wacowich. Hcp. 12-18: Low gross Jim Loring 81, Randy Doan 83, Mike Polloch 84. Low net Glen Meeres 69, Steve Ellis 70 c/b, Nick Stolarchuk 70. Snips: #1 Keith Allan, #13 Richard Wand, #14 Warren Brandson. Hcp. 19+: Low gross Gary Wood 90, Peter Leskovich 93, Glen Horsepool 93. Low net Bob Henn 69 c/b, 2nd Elmo Guinan 69, 3rd Alan Richards 71. Snips: #4 Len Doyle, #8 Gary Wood, #17 (POG) Bob Henn. – Glacier Greens Golf

The BC Seniors Games Zone 2 darts playoffs go Saturday, April 13 at the Comox Legion, with check-in time 10 a.m. Age categories are men and women 55 to 64, and men and women 65-plus. Events include men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles,

and team of four (two men and two women). Two teams per age category per zone. Participation: Four men and four women per age category per zone; participants may play in one or all events. There is a $15 membership fee payable before proceeding.

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Successful participants will be required to pay an additional $50 to cover expenses. For more information, contact Ginny Green at 250-3344334. Also, as the end to the darts season nears, the Comox Legion is hosting their annual Memorial Darts Tournament

on Saturday, April 20. The event is open to teams of four, male-female or coed. Entry fee is $40 per team and pre-registration up until April 19 is preferred. For more information call Dave at 250-339-9592 or e-mail dcwillington@gmail.com. – Comox Legion Darts

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Junior running program Run4Fun, a junior running program for ages eight to 14 years, is being offered once again by the Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR). It begins Monday, April 15 and will be held each Monday until June 10 between 6 and 7 p.m. Cost is $25 which includes a CVRR membership, a water bottle, a Run4Fun T-shirt and treats such as juice, fruit or other healthy food. For more information or to register, dropin at Extreme Runners on Fifth Street in Courtenay or call Mary Ann at 250-339-9730. – Comox Valley Road Runners

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