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in a 3L Development truck who threatened to call police if they didn’t comply. A Save Stotan Falls Face- It was the first time he has book page has generated a ever been asked to leave groundswell of support to the property. A caretaker now lives keep the popular swimming hole and hiking area open onsite. “If they’re trespassing to the public, even though the property is privately obviously he’ll tell them to move on,” 3L spokesman owned. Nanaimo-based 3L Devel- Kabel Atwall said. “Fencopments wants to construct ing will go up so it’ll make it even more homes and definitive as to develop trails I don’t think what’s private at the confluand public.” ence of the they’re ever going The comPuntledge and pany has Browns rivers. to stop people the However, the from going. People closed area because Comox Valley have been going of potential Regional Dis- there for the last liability issues. trict says the “We were project does 100 years. They willing to let not jibe with (3L) knew it was people use the the Regional zoned as rural property while Growth Strategy which when they bought things (negotiations) were guides growth it. forin the Valley Kyle Bourquin moving ward,” Atwall over the next said. 20 years. The Bourquin doubts fencing, district board has rejected an offer from 3L to pur- signage or the presence of a chase the property, prompt- caretaker will keep people ing the owner to enforce No from enjoying Stotan Falls. “It’s a longtime favourite Trespassing signs. “I don’t think they’re of the people in this place,” ever going to stop people he said. “I learned to swim from going,” said Kyle there. All of our friends, all Bourquin, who started the of our families, even people page along with Charlotte who don’t live here, when Comley. “People have been they come back it’s one of going there for the last 100 the first places they go to.” Whether to walk on the years. They (3L) knew it was zoned as rural when rocks, swim, sit in potholes or jump off the waterfall. they bought it.” Comley, who grew up Recently, Bourquin and a few friends were asked to near Forbidden Plateau, leave the area by two men ... see GATE ■ 2

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COMOX VALLEY GLACIER Kings goalie Michael Hails is expected to be a key part of his team’s Cyclone Taylor Cup drive. For some cup history, see page 13. PHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY

Kings hosting B.C. championship Earle Couper

champs Victoria Cougars, Pacific International Junior Hockey League winners Castlegar Rebels and Pacific Junior Hockey League reps Richmond Sockeyes. Round-robin play gets underway Thursday with Richmond taking on Victoria at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Rebels up against the Glacier Kings at 7:30 p.m. Official opening ceremonies will be held before the evening game. “The Comox Valley

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B.C.’s best Junior B hockey teams are congregating in Courtenay this week to battle for Cyclone Taylor Cup bragging rights. The four-team tournament runs Thursday through Sunday at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. Joining the host Comox Valley Glacier Kings of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League are VIJHL

Glacier Kings are very pleased to have been selected as the host site for the 2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup,” said committee chair Marsha Webb of the Glacier Kings when the decision to award the team the tournament was announced last spring. “We look forward to this opportunity to showcase and extend hospitality to all of the teams, the officials, the fans, our league, our community and the BC

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STOTAN FALLS IS a magnet for sunbathers during summer months.

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feels the situation is “ironic” because the falls attract visitors to the Valley and help boost the economy. 3L has blocked traffic indefinitely by closing a gate on the Duncan Bay Main road. “It’s not coming

CORRECTION In a story in our April 4 issue, the Comox Valley Record assumed without confirmation that the 2013 Big Time Out festival would be in Cumberland. We regret this assumption and any difficulty it has caused for festival organizers.

Bourquin and Comley are attempting to initiate a petition opposing the proposed development. The Facebook page, w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / SaveStotanFalls, had generated upwards of 3,700 likes by Monday. The land in question covers about 153 hectares, extending from the Inland Highway north and eastward to the river confluence. It includes Bull Island and is dissected by the logging road. The CVRD board declined 3L’s conditional offer to buy the land for $9 million, citing public opposition to urban residential development near Stotan Falls and a lack of funds.

down,” Atwall said. “It’s ridiculous,” Comley said, noting motorists have been using the road for 60-plus years. Bourquin said the closure adds 20 minutes commuting time for motorists trying to get from one side of the gate to the other. “Now it’s a huge loop you have to do,” he said, noting a “significant outcry” on the page about the inaccessible road. Bourquin feels the two sides need to reach an agreement “because nobody will ever stop going there. “It would be ideal if they would turn it into a park. There’s already good trails going through there.”

Atwall said the company had proposed another alternative incamera. “They could have had it at no cost and they chose not to,” he said. The company could apply to subdivide, or for a zoning or Official Community Plan amendment. The CVRD, however, says it has never received a formal application from 3L to amend the OCP and rezone the property. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) bulletin regarding 3L Developments and Stotan Falls has been posted at www.comoxvalleyrd. ca. Editorial, page 32.

of the announcement. “Comox Valley has been a most successful franchise over the years and has a track record of being able to host such an event. It will be a pleasure working with the Webbs to make this one of the most successful Provincial Junior B Championships ever.” The round-robin continues Friday with Victoria vs. Castlegar at 3:30 p.m. and Glacier Kings vs. Sockeyes at 7:30 p.m. Final round-robin games go Saturday with Castlegar vs. Richmond at 3:30 p.m. and Victoria vs. Comox Valley at 7:30 p.m. The finals go Sunday with the bronze medal game (3rd vs. 4th) at 10:30 a.m. followed by the gold

medal game (1st vs. 2nd) at 2:30 p.m. The B.C. Junior B champ advances to the Western Canadian championships (Keystone Cup) April 17-21 in St. Malo, Manitoba. Cyclone Taylor Cup tickets are available through the Glacier Kings’ head office at 250-3344709. The PJHL Abbotsford Pilots won the 2012 Cyclone Taylor Cup and went on to capture the Keystone Cup. The win gave B.C. three of the past four Keystone Cup victories. In 2009 and 2010, the B.C. reps won back-to-back Keystone Cups with the Richmond Sockeyes winning in 2009 and the Revelstoke Grizzlies in 2010. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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After a delegation to council and an on-site floodplain meeting, Courtenay is seriously considering the Estuary Working Group’s recommendations for flood relief. City engineering manager Derek Richmond couldn’t confirm the working group’s request that a flood relief-based scenario will be run through Courtenay’s modelling system predicting flood levels. But, he says it’s likely after seeing exactly what the group proposes. “We did get the message,” Richmond said late last week. “There are some very valid points in what they bring up and it’s another area that we certainly are including in our deliberations of options. “It’s a matter of trying to figure out how we can run that (flood relief-based scenario) and incorporate some of the ideas that we’ve got in the overarching study, and we should have an answer on that fairly quickly here. Once we figure out what can be done and when it can be done, then we’ll be talking to the consultants about moving to the next phase, which obviously is to rerun the model.” Don Castleden and Wayne White of the Estuary Working Group branch of Project Watershed last week presented suggestions for a flood relief-only option to include in the City’s flood management study. The three current opti-

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THESE ARE THREE options for flood mitigation as listed the in Courtenay’s January flood management study draft recommendations report. The City is now considering a fourth flood relief-based scenario after suggestions from the Estuary Working Group. ons are: a flood wall along the old channel of the Tsolum River by Lewis Park, an area ring dike, or a partial ring dike with a floodway. But Castleden and White had concerns around how all three options try to block the water through physical structures. “Essentially it’s more of a tradeoff than preventing the flooding; it’s pushing the flooding back upstream,” White told council. “You’re just trying to put a greater amount of water through the same size outlet; it means your lake behind it is going to go up.” Maple Pool Campsite and K’ómoks First Nation land upstream of the proposed structures are a couple of places he said

You’re just trying to put a greater ❝ amount of water through the same size outlet; it means your lake behind it is going to go up. Wayne White

could be affected by these options. Instead, White and Castleden requested an option in which a floodway would be made through to the Comox Bay Farm (formerly Farquharson Farm) fields, allowing the water to take its original, natural route. Lowering area roads, like Puntledge Road, was one idea to direct water towards the fields. “To lower them essentially to try to protect the businesses that are in the area, and the road (Puntledge Road) more

or less ends at Highway 19A,” explained White. “So that’s the logical spot to essentially put a bypass or an underpass for that water to get into the field areas there.” He acknowledged the relief option may not work over time due to increased flows and climate change, and some more “intrusive” options may need to be implemented. But they stressed a flood relief-first approach would minimize that need in the future. Richmond noted if the new scenario is generated using the City’s softwa-

re, it may not be exactly what the working group is looking for down to every last detail. But the City “could certainly see some combinations of what they’re looking at and what our consultants have looked at to date,” he added. The final flood management study was originally set to come out this month, but Richmond said it will be a little later. “We want to get it out right. We want to get the right study out with the right direction for the right reasons and if that means delaying it a little bit, you know, maybe by a month, not a big deal,” he said. For more information on the study, visit www. courtenay.ca. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Takeoff might be delayed, but those involved in planning this year’s Comox Air Show hope the remainder of planning will be greeted by clear skies. In a letter to Comox council Wednesday, 19 Wing Commander Col. Jim Benninger explained the base is currently awaiting a tiered approval process and final decision by the Minister of National Defence (MND). He added that days after the October 2012 air show sponsorship drive began, the Government of Canada unveiled a new Treasury Board policy redefining the process for public funds expenditures on events. Benninger noted he is anticipating a positive response from the MND. He and the organizing committee are continuing with the air show planning, but must hold on financial commitments until they receive formal approval for the event. A second factor involves recently introduced fiscal constraints within the Department of National Defence and the United States Department of Defense (DOD), said Benninger. “While planning for the air show continues, fiscal commitments are on hold,” he noted, and said these factors are why the official launch of the show, which was scheduled for around the beginning of April, has been delayed. The Comox Air Show is scheduled for Aug. 17 at 19 Wing Comox, marking the return of the event to the area since it was most recently staged in 2005. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Extra animals for SPCA Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The Comox Valley SPCA does not have the capacity to handle an influx of animals expected to come its way now that another agency is handling pound services at the Campbell River SPCA, says the BCSPCA. Campbell River council has awarded the pound services contract to Coastal Animal Services, which means the SPCA had to vacate the Cityowned shelter. “There’s going to be a glut of homeless animals in Campbell River,” SPCA spokesperson Lorie Chortyk said. “It’s very likely a lot of those animals will need to be sheltered at the Comox SPCA.” The SPCA’s Drive for Lives program transfers

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THE OWNER OF Heather’s Pet Oral Care hands SPCA manager Kathleen Embree the last donation cheque for the Campbell River branch. Future donations will benefit the Comox Valley SPCA. about 5,000 animals each year from overcrowded shelters to those with space. Chortyk said homeless animals in Campbell River will probably be transferred to Nanaimo or Victoria. In most communities, the SPCA owns the property. But due to a lack of donations in Campbell River, the association relied on the City’s contract, which allowed it to operate out of the shelter. The contract enabled the SPCA to handle

impounded dogs, stray cats and other surrendered animals in Campbell River. The new provider deals only with stray dogs and is open just an hour a day. There are no cat services. For the past year, Heather’s Pet Oral Care & Spaw in Campbell River has been donating new client consultant fees to the local SPCA. Future donations will benefit the Comox Valley SPCA branch. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

An enthusiastic crowd packed into the official opening of Kassandra Dycke’s NDP campaign office at 408 Fifth St. in Courtenay on Friday evening. “I am overwhelmed by the commitment and dedication of hundreds of volunteers who are eager to get involved in this election campaign,” Dycke after the opening. “People are really geared up to bring positive change to B.C.” Dycke noted that hundreds of volunteers have already signed up to distribute leaflets, make phone calls and put up signs. “I am really pleased with the number of new people who are getting involved,” she said. “What’s especially exciting is our energetic crew of youth volunteers, who are reaching out to young people about the importance of voting.” She said her campaign team has already knocked on more than 5,000 doors in the Comox Valley. “We’re finding a great deal of support for the practical solutions we’re offering to British Columbians

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Comox Lake low due to‘winter drought’ Record Staff The Comox Lake reservoir has been below normal most of the winter, during which BC Hydro has held conservation river flows to protect fish habitat in the Puntledge River. The amount of water coming into the reservoir from mid-Decem-

ber to mid-March was only 53 per cent of normal. The term ‘winter drought’ would be appropriate as what rain did fall, essentially fell as snow, said communications officer Stephen Watson. A recent warm spell began a bit of snowmelt and the reservoir responded by moving

up about 10 centimetres per day. The reservoir level is now what Hydro considers about half full. Recent storm activity was expected to add to the water level increases. By May and June, when water abundance is not a concern, the reservoir should be full, Watson indicated.

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Son searching for birth mother He’s now living in the United States under new name Janice Hayward Record Staff

Did you give birth to a son and name him Anthony Dion Gray? If so, he would like to correspond with you in hopes of meeting his birth mother and siblings, if any. Anthony Dion Gray was born on May 23, 1966, at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox. Shortly after, he was given up for adoption. Since the passing of his adoptive parents, Anthony and his daughter Korrine have been searching for his

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Hotel proponents hearing feedback Erin Haluschak Record Staff

LUCKY LOTTERY WINNER Christa Weiss of Hornby Island was revealed Friday as the person who won $124,601.80 with her one quickpick Lotto Max ticket. She bought the ticket at the Ford Cove store on Hornby.

Tax author at book store Hard on the heels of the federal budget, Canadians for Tax Fairness are launching a new book on tax policy. It promotes rebuilding our social programs, reduction of the income gap between rich and poor, restoration of environmental responsibility and revitalization of our economy. Contributing author Dennis Howlett will present The Great Revenue Robbery at Laughing Oyster Bookshop on April 9 at 6 p.m. Describing this book, author and journalist Linda McQuaig writes, “Canadians are waking up to the simple truth that taxes are the price we pay for civilization, and that scrimping on taxes means scrimping on civilization,” Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness, is one of 10 contributing authors travelling the country throughout April to bring the conversation on tax fairness to Canadian communities. Join

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A smaller vocal group of Comox citizens met for the second time Thursday evening to take another look at proposed changes for the Comox Bay Marina Resort. Richard Iredale, partner in Iredale Group Architecture, the Vancouver/Victoria-based company behind the resort, first presented to a packed standing-room-only crowd in early March their proposal on the former Edgewater Pub site. The plan includes a Phase One building of a hotel/restaurant/ spa/shopping mix with apartments on the top three storeys, and a Phase Two building uphill (proposed to be built about 10 to 15 years in the future) exclusively with apartments that would meet the town’s Official Community Plan requirements. Iredale said Thursday at the lower level of the Black Fin Pub they wanted to present citizens with some updates and changes they made based on the feedback from the

initial information meeting. He explained one of the main comments was to define how the project will fit in the overall context and how it will fit in with the area. “There was an effort made to give the public access to the pocket park and waterfront,” he said, and added they plan to widen the current walkway to 10 feet, along with adding a traffic circle with courtyard to calm traffic, and add landscaping and site improvements. In total, Iredale said in the first three-storey building there would be 28 hotel rooms and 42 apartment/condo units with a mix of one-, twoand three-bedroom units for multi-family use. The second fourstorey building would have 40 apartment/ condos. There would be an alloted 105 parking spots for the hotel building, and 90 for the second, with a planned underground parking lot for the hotel building. Based upon a recent traffic study, Iredale said the project should bring one car every five

Local REMAX realtors introduce a new way to view homes. Local realtors Tracy Fogtmann and John Ismay are about to introduce a new and innovative way to showcase 8 different homes to the general public in a two hour time period on a Saturday afternoon. It’s kind of like speed dating for home seekers! Imagine a whirlwind tour of 8 homes, each open for just 10 minutes. That’s right! Just 10

minutes then swoosh, you’re off to the next home on a list carefully selected by Tracy and John. Although each of the 8 properties will only be open for 10 minutes, personal tours may be arranged following the speed tour. “We want to give buyers the opportunity to see as wide a range of homes as possible in the shortest period of time” Tracy explains. The tour will offer homes from the first time home buyer range right up to the luxury market. Open times will be strictly adhered to so, in order to keep up on schedule you will need a watch and a good pair of runners to see them all. The first tour will happen April 13th, 2013 at 2pm and will feature 8 fine Comox residences. Stay tuned for the schedule to be published April 11th in the Homes section of the Comox Valley Record. ADVERTORIAL

to 10 minutes to the area, depending on the time of day. One main concern brought forth from the initial meeting from residents was the height of the main building and if and how it would block views of the marina and surrounding mountains. Iredale noted this one was one of the biggest changes they made based on the feedback — they are now proposing a total height of the Phase One building to be 37 feet to existing grade, essentially a one-and-a-half foot difference from the initial proposal. He added any heating or air conditioning equipment would be hidden within the roof, not adding any addi-

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Local yachters really clean up The Comox Valley is very fortunate to have a marine park in its own backyard. Anyone can access it either by kayak, boat, or hike to it at low tide for a great day on a wonderful island. Tree Island is the local name for the BC Park, formally called Sandy Island Marine Park. Every year families enjoy summer days camping or having a picnic on this island with its breathtaking scenery of mainland and island mountains. It requires some attention to keep this beautiful island in pristine condition. With the summer traffic to the island and the winter fishery in Baynes Sound, Tree Island requires some cleaning up to keep it in shape for visitors to enjoy during the high season. That duty goes to the Comox Valley Yacht Club (CVYC) as “stewards of Tree Island.” In collaboration with BC Parks, CVYC conducts a spring cleanup and a summer weekend monitoring program. On April 20 this year, club members will go to Tree Island to anchor their boats, then dinghy to the island to walk its perimeter, picking

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Paddling profiled Half of the ticket sales from the REEL Paddling Film Festival screening this Thursday in Courtenay will be donated to local Scout troops. Rapid Media’s eighth annual festival showcases the world’s best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle. The festival offers award-winning films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world. Films will be shown in North Island College’s Stan Hagen Theatre from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com. — Alberni Outpost

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Theo Hughes-Ridgeway (originally from Courtenay). Equally significant, the band is again proud to present marvelous vocalist Sydney Needham, who sings in the Ella Fitzgerald tradition. Sydney is by far the most powerful vocalist in this part of the world; her vocals are full of expression and passion. This young woman is bound for greatness, and this is your chance to see her before she becomes another great alumnus. For Thursday’s concert, the band’s repertoire ranges from old standards from the

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Buddy Rich and Count Basie bands, to modern compositions by alumnus Christine Jensen, whose Montreal big band won a Juno award in 2011. ••• Tickets have been selling steadily for the Toronto-based Worst Pop Band Ever concert on April 14, and will

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GUITARIST JOHN SHIMELD will play with other musicians April 12 in a fundraiser for the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre.

Fundraiser aiding CYMC In September 2011, John Shimeld walked into the CYMC office with a beautiful Morgan acoustic guitar, handmade in North Vancouver. He and his mom wanted to donate it to CYMC (Comox Valley Youth Music Centre) in appreciation for all the years of amazing music its students and faculty have given to the Valley. It was their hope that guitar students could benefit from it and that it could as well provide financial support to the organization. Their wish has come true! Ammon Draper has enjoyed playing it since last fall under the teaching of Jeff Drummond, CYMC’S Island jazz guitar instructor. The first fundraising concert is set for April 12 at the Stan Hagen Theatre. Ammon, who graduated from home schooling last year has studied guitar for three years and hopes to enter university for guitar composition. With his eclectic musical experience (plays violin, piano, bagpipes as well as sings with the Cantiamo Chamber Ensemble) he is set to go far in music. You can see and hear him play the Morgan guitar at CYMC’s concert along with his teacher, Jeff, Grant McLellon, Alan Jossul and friends. With a mixed bag of acoustic fingerstyle, jazz and blues there will be something for everyone. In Drummond’s words, this is “an opportunity to indulge a little and bring together guitar enthusiasts.” The concert happens April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre. Tickets are available at the Laughing Oyster and Blue Heron book stores as well as at the door. — Comox Valley Youth Music Centre

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to the music as well as the composer. I like to challenge myself as well as the choir. It is a thrill and honour to be in front of the choir and orchestra, particularly for a performance.” Tickets, at $15 for seniors and students and $18 for adults, are available at Blue Heron Books in Comox and Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay. For more information about the North Island Choral Society, visit northislandchoral. wordpress.com. Paula Wild is a pub-

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Quadra Island artists Nanci Cook and Perrin Sparks present Intuition and Discipline from April 9 to 21 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in downtown Comox. Perrin initiates much of her work with the discipline of a medical illustrator, while Nanci responds to her subject matter more impressionistically, yet their paintings viewed together portray a delightful, exhibit of subject, style, and personality. Sparks, SFCA, retired from a 25-year career in surgical illustration at several medical schools in the U.S. She earned a master’s degree in Medical Illustration from Johns Hopkins University Medical School, where she studied the human form and broadened her classical drawing training. Perrin moved from Texas into her lakeside home and studio on Quadra Island in 2005. She now incorporates the rich local landscape and wildlife into her paintings and etchings while continuing to paint portraits in oil

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had no expectations of doing anything, other than having fun. It was a good group of guys, we all really got along together and had fun outside of hockey,” said Nancekevill, adding, “Not to brag, but we were pretty good hockey players.” The Totems’ home ice was Glacier Gardens.

FRED ‘CYCLONE’ TAYLOR was a prolific goal scorer. some great players on our team, but the funny thing was, the players who weren’t as talented rose up to meet the challenge and I can’t even recall who scored goals. It wasn’t important at the time, the fact was the team pulled together so well. We all did our part and did it

well. We all believed in each other.” The 1967 Totems battled Victoria, Richmond, and Dawson Creek to eventually win the Cyclone Taylor Cup. This year, from April 11-14 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre, the host Glacier Kings will See TOTEMS, 14

The Comox Valley Glacier Kings held their annual awards banquet Sunday, April 7 at Yiamas Greek Taverna. Top Scorer - Tyson Rennie. Academic Award - Garrett Halls; Most Sportsmanlike Player - John Gosbee; Iron Man Award - Wade Bartlett; Hard Hat Award Jordan Crisp; Unsung Hero - Wade Bartlett; Fan Favourite - Jordan Crisp; Most Improved Player - Calvin Hadley; Rookie of the Year - John Gosbee; Top Goaltender - Michael Hails; Top Forward - Jack Kennelly; Top Defenceman - Garrett Halls; Most Valuable Player - Nicholas Tupper. “It’s unusual to have the awards, with part of the season, the most important part of the season, still remaining,” said head coach Bill Rotheisler in reference to the Cyclone Taylor Cup. “However, these nights are huge. It’s important that the players are recognized for their hard work. It’s easy to get caught up in the entertaining side of the game, but it’s good to take a moment to appreciate the effort these guys put in all season long,” Rotheisler added. — Glacier Kings

First aboriginal youth hockey camp was a success The first Vancouver Island Aboriginal Youth Hockey Camp was held in Courtenay on March 30-31 with 20 boys and girls participating, many coming from the North Island. The two-day camp included on-ice sessions broken up by dry-land training and a healthy meal. It was led by Gary Kremsater, who recruited volunteer coaches Gord Lenox, Carver Everson, Quinton Lenox and Allison Abraham. Combined, the coaches had an impressive resume including recruiting, coaching and playing at a high level themselves. The coaching staff was able to develop individual skill, team play and motivate great work ethic from all the players, a camp observer noted. It was evident that everyone involved had

A KEEN GROUP of players attended the first Vancouver Island Aboriginal Youth Hockey Camp in Courtenay. a love of the game which created a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Kremsater was quoted: “Keep kids out of hot water. Put them on ice.” Special thanks to Naomi

Coutts from Wachiay Friendship Centre for feeding the players and to Brian McLean Chevrolet for their support. The camp was sponsored by the Vancouver Island

Aboriginal Sport Rec & Physical Activity Partners Council who organize athletic camps and trainings for a variety of sports. Through the efforts of Kim Leming, Vancouver Island

Regional Coordinator, and Allison Abraham, member of the women’s Ecofish Courtenay Whalers hockey team, the camp was able to be developed. For more information

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Mount Washington has experienced some of the warmest spring weather it has seen in years, with temperatures soaring into the teens over the last week. Winter jackets and pants have been exchanged for T-shirts and shorts, creating the perfect weather scenario for the seasonending Dummy Downhill (April 13) and Slush Cup (April 14). The warm weather and forecasts of significant precipitation has caused the resort to alter its operation schedule. Mount Washington will be closed until Thursday, April 11 then reopen for its final weekend from Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14. To see the operating dates and what’s open on the mountain for the remainder of the season, visit the mountain online at mountwashington.ca.

CVMHA AGM Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association’s annual general meeting will be held at the Crown Isle Ballroom on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. The election of officers will take place at that time. There are positions on the executive open and volunteers are always welcome. Come early to read the reports.

The sun shone brightly, the skies were picture-perfect blue and the snow pack was exactly the way it needed to be for Mount Washington youth ski racer Brynn Johnston to clean up at the Nancy Greene Festival held at Sun Peaks near Kamloops this past month. Close to 500 ski racers (U6-U12) from across B.C. descended upon the resort founded by Canadian Olympian Nancy Greene – who was in attendance the entire weekend to cheer these young athletes on. The field was competitive in every age group and many of the Mount Washington Ski Club athletes placed in the top 20-25. It was seven-year-old Brynn Johnston who stole the show in every event. Brynn made trips to the podium for gold medals given

lom. Other top finishes included Eric Luchies of Victoria with a 10th in the boys Kombi and the boys’ Dual Slalom and Hailey Nelson of Comox with consistent results of seventh place in both the Kombi and the Dual Slalom. Sylvi Nymann of Campbell River placed

sixth in the Kombi and 10th in the Dual Slalom. Other Mount Washington athletes placed consistently in the top 10 in all events – a real feat considering the competitive nature of the events. — Mount Washington Ski Club

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Blower Ask us. MOUNT WASHINGTON SKI Club prodigy Brynn Johnston displays two of the five gold medals she won at the Nancy Greene Festival at Sun Peaks. out by Nancy Greene herself in Speed, Jump, Moguls, Kombi and the Slalom events. The weekend was also a great success for other Mount Washington Ski Club members with Emilly

Johnston taking home gold in the Dual Slalom and silver in the Kombi. Luke Hoefer of Nanaimo placed fourth on the Dual Slalom and eighth in the Kombi with Kieran Nilsen of Comox and Kieran

Harley placing 12th and 18th, respectively, in those same events. Ava Langevin of Comox came home with a fifth place ribbon in the Kombi and a seventh place ribbon in the Dual Sla-

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Play Ball Time is running out for those wanting to play ball with the Comox Valley Baseball Association this year. This is the final week to sign up for the 2013 minor baseball season. Registration forms are available at Happy’s Source for Sports and the local rec centres and can also be done online at cvba.ca. For more information, visit the website or e-mail the registrar at registrarcvba@gmail.com.

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Nothing trivial about the trees Join the fun this Friday night with forest society The Cumberland Community Forest Society is hosting their annual Spring Trivia Event on April 12 at the Cumberland Cultural Centre. Join local quizmaster Roger Albert for brain-teasing, thought-provoking and mind-melting trivia! Round up your brainiest buddies and organize a team of eight to compete for fame, fortune and grand trivia champion title. All proceeds support the purchase and protection of privately held forest lands surrounding the Village of Cumberland. These forests are filled with biking and

hiking trails, historic landmarks and stunning natural beauty. The Cumberland Community Forest Society is embarking on a new phase of forest purchases this year. You can find out all about it at this trivia event. Doors open at 6:30 and games begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Cost is $10 per person. Tasty snacks and beverages (beer and wine) will be available. Come have fun, test your mental prowess and help ensure Cumberland’s future as a Village in a Forest. To find out more about the efforts of the Cumberland Community Forest Society, check out www.cumberlandforest.com. — Cumberland Community Forest Society

Your donations helping Hondurans The Mark Isfeld Interact Club recently launched its newest fundraising campaign. Supporting a Rotary-founded project, the students have initiated a Dollar for Water. From a Valley to a Valley campaign. The club is asking for residents of the Comox Valley to each donate $1 to the cause. The money raised will go toward the building of a water well in the Comayagua Valley, Honduras. This well will provide clean and

This society has been operating for 27 years. It is always evolving and changing, to keep up with the latest trends in mental, physical and emotional therapy. The horse is a powerful influence on everyone involved. The trust, patience, acceptance and ongoing teaching that the horse does for us is quite astonishing. The first training

safe drinking water to the surrounding six communities and serve approximately 1,500 people. The local and international Rotary clubs will quadruple the funds raised, resulting in your $1 becoming $4. All of the donations received will go toward building materials. There are no administrative fees, and the residents of the Comayagua Valley have volunteered for construction. The materials

required for construction will be purchased from Honduran businesses to support local workers and help to build a strong and sustainable community. The club has set up donation drop boxes in Comox Valley businesses. Your donation can be given at the Medicine Shoppe, Budget Blinds, T. Dale Roberts Notary Public, Comox Valley Co-op Cardlock, Dr. Ernie Von Schilling, Signature West Floor and Window Fashions, Groomingdales Suite,

Herbs a green pharmacy Experience rich cornucopia on herb walk at Innisfree Farm To a botanist, an ornithologist, a biologist, the forest edge is an especially rich and diverse habitat that offers food and shelter to many species. From larger trees to shrubs and bushes and all the way to the lowliest leaves, all are

Riding season underway The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society is welcoming in the spring session. This started April 8 and runs for nine weeks. Volunteers are needed. Join this vibrant, innovative group and you will not be disappointed. The trails will have beautiful wildflowers and riders will be excited to start up again.

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represented in that transition zone or ecological zone. For a herbalist it offers a rich cornucopia of remedies; a natural, living, green pharmacy. On April 17, explore the woods near Innisfree Farm with an herb walk that will open your eyes to the wonders and the splendours of nature as you have never noticed before. Use a hand lens to magnify a common lichen and see its intricate structure, perfectly adapted to catch water. Observe how the maple leaves position themselves for the sun. Learn to identify and harvest common herbs like plantain and nettles. Herbalist, master gardener and horticulture therapist Chanchal Cabrera will share her deep understanding of the web life and the use of nature’s bounty for healing. Participants are advised to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. April is a month for new beginnings, and as the season gets under-

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way the farm will buzz with the excitement and a full roster of new herbal classes and workshops for 2013. For more information on these and other events at Innisfree, go to www.chanchalcabrera.com or call 250-3368767. — Innisfree Farm

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This is a community program that has operated for 25 years and has helped many children and adults over the years.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting Saturday, April 20th, 2013 2 p.m. - doors open at 1:00 p.m. Union Bay Improvement District Downstairs Gymnasium

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Due to BC Hydro’s spring maintenance on the Puntledge River generating station, the Comox Valley water system will be supplying water from the Puntledge pump station. Seasonal water activities that are prohibited during these restrictions include: Ĵ1"/&+$)4+0,/-/"002/"40%&+$!/&3"460+!,2)"3/!01+61&*"Ķ Ĵ &))&+$%,112,/$/!"+-,+!1+61&*"Ķ Ĵ0%&+$3"%& )",/,11+61&*"Ķ Restrictions apply to residents living in the Town of Comox, the City of Courtenay and the Arden, Comox Valley, England Road, Marsden/Camco, and Greaves Crescent local water service areas. For more information on the current restrictions including the bylaw visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/restrictions Follow comoxvalleyrd


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of the Comox Valley, formerly of Coquitlam, BC passed away at St.Joseph’s Hospital on March 5, 2013 at the age of 78 years. Doreen was born on April 27, 1934 at Victoria Beach, Manitoba. Doreen was a skilled seamstress and continued sewing her whole life. She was very outgoing and enjoyed life to the fullest despite having significant ongoing health issues. Doreen’s friends and family were very important to her and she spent many an hour making gifts such as quilts for her loved ones.

Doreen will be lovingly remembered by her one son Robert Renville and wife Michelle Scott of Deep Bay, daughters Joanne Blades of Barrie, Ontario and Tricia Fallis of Chase, BC. Doreen will also be remembered by siblings Patsy, Betty, Grant and Fay as well as grandchildren Sarah, Rebecca, Joshua, Kristine and Megan. Our family is grateful to the Comox Valley Seniors Village for their loving support of Doreen. Special thanks to Dr. Bradley Harris.

Ruth Lyall Gunning 1920- 2013

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Ruth Lyall Gunning was born in Newry, Ontario on November 5, 1920 and passed away March 13, 2013 in her 93rd year. At the age of 19, she married Maxwell Gunning and soon had two daughters Barbara Elizabeth and Beverley Maxine. Ruth was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and a wonderful friend to many. Before coming to Courtenay and after Max passed away, Ruth worked at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, Ontario as an Admission’s Clerk. Max, also worked at West Lincoln as the Maintenance Supervisor at the time of his passing. Ruth retired at the age of 63 and moved to Courtenay, B.C. to be closer to her daughters and their families. In Courtenay she continued her hospital involvement by joining the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary. In 1987, with her inspiration and the help of the other Auxiliary members the St. Joseph’s Hospital Thrift Shop was opened. Ruth was an active member of St. George’s United Church in Courtenay, and also the Canadian Daughters. While living in Ontario she was a member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Grimsby. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Max in 1969. She was also predeceased by her parents Mildred and Lome McMane and five of her six siblings; Charlie, Feme, Eric, Vera and Neale. She is survived by her two daughters Barbara Metcalfe (Philip) and Beverley (Bryan) Zimmerman. She is also survived by her five grandchildren Bradley (Michelle), Trevor (Elizabeth) and Maxwell Mark (Denise) Zimmerman, Brent (Linda) Metcalfe and Beverley Metcalfe (Malcolm) and her six great grandchildren and their extended families. Her final years were spent Living in Glacier View Lodge surrounded by her loving caregivers for whom she always had a big smile. We can’t thank enough, the Glacier View Lodge’s supportive staff for the love and caring they gave our Mom. Memorial donations in memory of Ruth may be made to Glacier View Lodge, 2450 Back Road, Courtenay or to the Comox Valley Hospice Society, 2137 Comox Ave, Comox, B.C. Memorial Service to be held at St. George’s United Church, 505 6th Street, Courtenay on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 3 pm.

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It is with sorrow that our family announces the passing, following a brief illness, of our beautiful Betty Ann in Comox, B.C. on March 28, 2013 at the age of 68. She will be greatly missed by her husband Bill (Comox, BC), daughter Erin Shilliday (Delta, BC) and husband Joe and grandson Callan, mother Rita Watkins nee Steen (Sudbury, ON), brother Jack (Guelph, ON) and wife Lucy, beloved aunts, uncles, neices and nephews, extended family and friends. Betty was a passionate cook (a certified Cordon Bleu Chef who also trained at the Ballymaloe Cooking School in Ireland), an accomplished athlete and golfer. She remained active her whole life and, as with everything she did, approached it with vigor and enthusiasm. She had an infectious laugh and a warm, caring soul. Early in her career, Betty Ann was a caring and energetic Physical Education teacher. As her love of cooking and entertaining developed, she ran a very successful catering business in Ontario, and eventually became Owner/Operator of a world-class, four-star Victorian Inn on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. Celebrations such as St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas and significant birthdays were always special and superbly enhanced by Betty’s creative touch. She is predeceased by her father Jack Watkins (Sudbury, ON) in August 2012. A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held in Sudbury Ontario. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Patricia Johnson and her colleagues at Highland Family Practice in Comox, and to the Nurses and staff at VIHA Home and Community Care. In lieu of flowers, donations in honour of Betty Ann can be made to the Comox Valley Hospice Society www.comoxhospice.com.

Donald Beresford Hope 1929-2013 Of Comox passed away peacefully April 2, 2013. Don was born in Vancouver and raised in Victoria where he attended Oak Bay High School and Victoria College. He is survived by Margot (nee King) his wife of 60 years, sons John (Marie), Matt (Michele) and daughter Lorelei (Stu). He also leaves two grandchildren, Clinton and Natasha. Don’s first career choice was in the forestry sector where he worked until fatherhood left him wanting to spend more time at home. In 1960 the insurance industry moved Don & Margot to the Comox Valley where they raised their family. He was an avid sportsman, playing football, baseball, rugby and golf. Most weekends you could find him coaching baseball, hockey or on the pool deck timing swimmers. Pa Hope’s first love (some say obsession) was football; he spent 30+ years officiating all levels of the game and was instrumental in bringing his beloved BC Lions, training camp, to the Comox Valley. He was an enthusiastic fisherman, boater and sailor. Travelling south to Palm Springs during the winter months was another of his favourite pass times. He was passionate about music, especially Dixieland jazz. Don was also known to share a story or two with good friends over a couple of glasses of single malt scotch. An informal gathering of family and friends will be held at 1234 Slater Place, Comox on Saturday April 13th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Drop by, raise a glass and tell a Don story (or two). In lieu of flowers donations to the Comox Valley SPCA would be welcomed.

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE BOB RICHARDSON 1941-2012 Sunday, April 14th, 2pm, Zanzibar CafÊ, 1164 Stelly’s Cross Road, Brentwood Bay, BC. Condolences can be left at: http://robertivor richardson. wordpress.com/2/

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Across from Crown Isle Golf Course by Home Depot

BAMBOO GARDEN

is hiring Chinese cooks 3+ yrs of experience, full-time, $2850/month plus beneďŹ ts.

Please contact Dave at 250 797 0678

Join Our Team ASSISTANT MANAGER Klemtu Area-Kid/Goat Sites Are you looking for a challenge, an opportunity to learn new skills and systems or the ability to fast track your career with Marine Harvest Canada? Our Klemtu Production area requires a skilled, motivated and experienced person to take on the role of Assistant Manager and produce results. In this role you will assist the Site Manager in managing all day to day activities at the marine farm location while providing supervision and support to farm technicians. Must have three years marine site experience in the salmon farming industry. Please view the full posting on our website at www. marineharvestcanada.com and apply as directed.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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19 Wing really delivers for United Way Donation directly helps hundreds of local residents The members at 19 Wing Comox raised $30,820.76 for United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island through their employee giving program. CFB Comox has been involved with United Way for over 10 years and their contributions grow each year. The Change Starts Here campaign raised $203,000 for 11 community partners delivering programs in the Comox Valley in 2012/13. “We are grateful for CFB Comox’s strong support of United Way year after year,” said Brad Bayly of UWCNVI. “A big part of our fundraising comes from businesses and organizations in the community who give through their workplaces. Without their support we would not be able to help the vulnerable in our community as we do.” Donations directly help hundreds of peo-

CAPT. WILLIAM LIVINGSTON, Lieut.-Col. Deborah Mckenzie, Brad Bayly of UWCNVI and Capt. Kurt Stushnoff (from left) celebrate the CFB Comox donation to the United Way campaign. ple in our community through the work by United Way’s 11 community partners that support kids to be all they can be, empower people to move from poverty to possibility and help create healthy, strong communities. Employee giving programs, donations and volunteers are sought throughout the year. Contact UWCNVI at 250-729-7400 or info@ uwcnvi.ca or visit www.

Comox Valley and Campbell River this year. UWCNVI also manages the Success by Six early childhood development programs throughout the Central and Northern Island and plays a part in working to reduce homelessness by being the Community Entity for Nanaimo’s Homelessness Strategy. United Way’s Better at Home program to help keep seniors living at home will begin in the Comox Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Hardy and Port Alberni in 2013. — United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island

April 1-30, 2013 Place your bids today!

Bid on over 300 items including a TOWNHOME, Canucks Tix, Retail Items, Professional Services and Gift Certificates from your favourite Restaurants. See Auction Items on Facebook www.facebook.com/CourtenayRotary

Proceeds go towards extending Courtenay’s Rotary Trail from 17th Street to 26th Street.

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uwcnvi.ca to learn more how you can help. Since 1958, United Way CNVI has invested in programs and services that help people to improve their lives and that strengthen communities. Because of the generosity of donors and volunteers, UWCNVI is able to fund 44 charities supporting 50 programs for children, youth and seniors in Central Island, the

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CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

HELP WANTED

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

GUARANTEED JOB placement: general laborers and tradesmen for oil & gas industry. Call 24hr free recorded message. For Information 1800-972-0209.

ENSIGN INTERNATIONAL is looking for Drillers, Night Tour Pushes and Rig Managers. If you are interested in attending one of our information sessions to hear more about our global opportunities, call 1888-367-4460 to book into a session near you!

WANTED Full time & Part time CertiďŹ ed Care Givers to support a young male with mental illness. Applicants must have their First Aid, experience working with people with behavioural issues & Non-violent crisis intervention certiďŹ cate. Pay: $18.50 email your resume to: dogwoodhouse@live.com

CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

NANAIMO: SEEKING resident manager couple, 60 units. Tasks include minor repairs, rental. Remuneration equivalent to $43,000 + med. beneďŹ ts. Please Fax Resume to: 250-920-5437 or email: camargueinvestments@gmail.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION Rated #2 for work-at-home. Train with the top-rated accredited school in Canada. Financing and student loans available. Contact CanScribe today at 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com TRAIN TO Be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certiďŹ ed. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456. WEEKEND COURSE FIREARMS TRAINING & C.O.R.E. Non Restricted & restricted. C.O.R.E. Course starts: Fri. April 12 6pm-10pm Sat. April 13 8am-noon C.O.R.E. continues April 15, 16, 17 6pm-10pm Two pieces of ID required. For info contact: Grantham Hall 250-286-9996 2nd Hand Military Store 250-337-1750 Tyee Marine 250-334-2942

HELP WANTED CLUXEWE RESORT Mgr. required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy to manage cabins, campground and restaurant. Enquire for job description or apply to manager@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250949-6066 by midnight on April 12, 2013. F/T. Salary commensurate with experience. CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete ďŹ nishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Fax 780-444-9165. Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com

HELP WANTED

FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR –including HR Admin, strategic planning, req’d at Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / Apply to manager@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250-9496066 by April 12, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Courtenay location. Guaranteed $11/ hour, 25% proďŹ t sharing, paid overtime, beneďŹ ts, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1-866472-4339 today for an interview. HEALTH DIRECTOR required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description /apply to Casey.Larochelle@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250-949-6066 by midnight on April 30, 2013. P/t (0.7 FTE), salary commensurate with experience. HOME CARE NURSE required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / apply to Casey.Larochelle@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250-9496066 by April 30, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. Good beneďŹ ts.

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

GARDENING

UNDER $400

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MOVING SALE: Complete two single bed, two chest drawers plus all accessories - $200. New Natural Gas BBQ used 3-4 times, New-$350, asking $175. 250-339-4376

ASHFORD TRADITIONAL Spinning Wheel, single pedal, excellent condition, extra bobbins and maintenance kit, $325 obo. Call (250)923-7629. GRADUATION/ WEDDING/ Business Suits, Gucci, Prada, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein. Approx size 40R. All worn once. Beautiful Quality. Call to View 250-850-2525 HOME PHONE Reconnect Toll Free 1-866-287-1348. Cell phone accessories. Catalogue. Everyone welcome to shop online at: www.homephonereconnect.ca

Affordable Mowing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * Mowing * Raking * Pruning * Trimming ....and MORE. Call Mikes Lawns at 250-702-2164

INCOME OPPORTUNITY

HANDYPERSONS

ALL CASH Vending route. Earn $72,000/year potential, 9 secured hi-trafďŹ c locations. Investment Required $3,600+ up. Safe quick return 1-888979-8363.

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

WORK WANTED HOUSEKEEPER/ELDERCARE. Female available in the Comox Valley. Meal prep. and chores. 250-871-3160 MASTER PLUMBER 30 plus years. JACK OF ALL TRADES have Built/Reno both personal homes. Big or small jobs. Call Ken at 250-650-4838.

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

HEALTH PRODUCTS

LANDSCAPING 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 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. moneyprovider.com. $500 Loan and more. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

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.

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HELP WANTED

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

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

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

FRIENDLY FRANK FRIDGE, HOTPOINT. 10 yrs old, good cond, sxs water/ice maker, white. $95. Call (250)338-9500 after 5pm.

FUEL/FIREWOOD “Beautiful Dry Firewoodâ€? Comox Valley’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers legally obtained ďŹ rewood from private land. Thank- you for supporting your local small business. Ph. Bill 250-337-8299 cell 250-897-8101 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE

MOVING & STORAGE OCEANSIDE MOVING Local & Long Distance Moves. Bonded & Insured. (250)248-7902 Parksville (250)716-6632 Nanaimo

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

BOARDING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES CARPENTRY

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250-650-1333 SKILLED carpenter. Licensed & certiďŹ ed. Free estimates, Call Doug www.suncrestholdings.ca

HELP WANTED

CERTIFIED CARPENTER. Kitchen, bathrooms, decks, ooring. All your renovation needs. Emery, 250-218-0734.

PaciďŹ c National Processing Ltd. Quality Management Program Administrator We are seeking a highly motivated and hard working team member to join PaciďŹ c National Processing Ltd. (PNP), located in ToďŹ no, 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. We are currently seeking to ďŹ ll the position of “Quality Management Program (QMP) Administratorâ€?. 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 proďŹ cient in Microsoft Word, Excel and have basic computer skills. We offer competitive wages, a corporate bonus program, company paid beneďŹ ts 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, ToďŹ no, BC V0R 2Z0 Fax: 250-725-1250 E-Mail: careers@mainstreamcanada.com Please state “QMP Administratorâ€? in subject line DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 12, 2013

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 ďŹ elds. 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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS

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

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT Auction - April 13th @ 11 Spring liquidation of BRAND NEW equipment! From the manufacturer to the auction block! www.KwikAuctions.com 1-800-556-5945 - (Burnaby)

PETS

PETS

PETS REMEMBERED

PETS REMEMBERED

ELECTRICAL

PETS REMEMBERED

THUNDER

April 1, 1999 to March 28, 2013

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

GENERATOR 3100 POWERHOUSE. Quite, w/12 hrs on it. $1400-New, asking $900. 250 -400-2568 KUBOTA LAWN Tractor Dumping Trailer with 36� X 46� Box. $175. Please call 250-400-2568

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

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. SAT. & SUN, April 13 & 14, WED. April 17, SAT. April 20, 9am-3pm. Furniture, tools, ďŹ shing gear, kitchen items, formal dining set, misc household. 1660 22nd Street. For info call (250)334-2609 (after April 11) or (250)376-8911 before April 11th.

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

GIGANTIC KIDS CLUTTER SALE Sat., April 20th, 9am-12pm at the Courtenay Legion on Cliffe Ave. Cash donations for Yana and food bank donations appreciated at the door. Sale includes children’s clothing, toys, books, costumes, outdoor equipment, baby needs & maternity clothes.

1052 SPRINGBOK Rd. 1766 sqft. 3bd/3bth. New ooring, jet tub, recent upgrades. Desirable area. $282,900. Kijiji or Craiglist or 778-420-0017

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my friend and companion of 14 years, Thunder.

SEE OUR FULL AD ON PAGE A6

She will be missed. See you on the other side, big dog. Dad

NATIONAL BILLIARD Table and Accessories. Like New Condition. $1,000 ďŹ rm. (250)285-3761. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext 400OT www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca TREADMILL WITH incline Power Ryder. $400.00 for both. Murphy Bed 1 year old $1800 Computer cabinet $300. Call 250-334-4883 VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

TOOLS

PETS

SEASONAL CASHIER position. Point of sale experience essential. Plant knowledge an asset. Reply in person with resume to: 2855 Wentworth Rd. SERVICE WRITER needed immediately for Shields Industrial Services. Must possess strong communication and computer skills. Have a mechanical back ground, be able to handle high volume and high pressure. F/T with competitive wages+ beneďŹ ts. Apply in person, by fax or email. shieldsofďŹ ce@shaw.ca. Fax 250-334-4152. Located off Comox logging road.

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

TOWNHOUSES

WANTED TO RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

WANT TO rent - Mobile pad, on private acreage. Looking to purchase mobile.Will help with maintenance. (250)428-5624.

HOMES FOR RENT CAMPBELL RIVER Rancher 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 ooring, nicely landscaped, enclosed backyard, covered patio, sideyard RV parking with hookups, HEAT PUMP, 5 appls. $278,900.00. 250-9237010

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

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 2325 B VALLEYVIEW DR. 1 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 6 appls, $700/mth Inc utilities Avail. Immd. 206-1130 Willemar 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 2 appls. $675/mth Avail. Mar 15 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 PORT HARDY SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT 8535 Shipley. Offers are now being accepted to purchase this premier .6 acre downtown oceanfront property. One blk. from Govt. Dock. As improvements are not yet complete the price may vary as will offers. Interested? Please contact us at the property or phone Gerd 520-955-7461 or Dan 250949-1055. All offers considered.

210-205 1st LAKE TRAIL 2 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, 5 Appls., $750/mth AVAIL. MAY 1

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

HOMES WANTED

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

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING

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

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HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

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APARTMENTS

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

WASHINGTON APARTMENTS

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

Call 250-334-9717

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay

RYAN COURT

1027 RYAN ROAD COURTENAY, B.C Apartments For Rent $550-$575-$700/month The Washington Apartments have been extensively upgraded and the management has, for the past two years, taken positive steps to transform the apartments into safe secure and comfortable living accommodations with very reasonable rates that include heat and hot water.

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

Call before 4pm to view Washington Apartments!

CONDOS

(250)-338-0330

PACIFIC COURT

ST. BRELADES

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

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

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.

TRENDY TIN Town location, 1500 sq ft suitable for warehouse/retail, ofďŹ ces, art or dance studio. High ceiling & bay door. Back yard space avail. Call 250-897-0950 (days) 250-703-0400 (eve)

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 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. COURTNEY- 2 bdrm duplex, very nice, inclds W/D, F/S, yard. N/S, pet considered. $800. Call (250)339-4037.

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HOMES FOR RENT

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.

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HOMES FOR RENT

204-1810 LAKE TRAIL 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 2 Appls., $675/mth AVAIL. MAY 1ST

Call Rob SEMI WATERFRONT stunning panoramic ocean islands & coast mountain views. 1525 Sq. Ft. 1.5 baths with 6’ Jacuzzi tub. Upgraded insulation, roof, drywall, thermal windows, plumbing electrical. Beautifully landscaped with fruit trees, herb & vegetable beds, greenhouse, garden shed, large blacktop driveway. 6 appl’s incld’d. Furnishings nego. $299,900. 5567 Island Hwy S, Union Bay. 250-335-1750.

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APARTMENT/CONDO 1 MONTH FREE. Large 2 Bdrm. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! $725/mo. Call 250-334-4646.

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

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

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING

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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.

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

3BDRM 2BATH main oor of level entry home, quiet area, quiet mature tenant only. N/S N/P, low maint yrd, near all amenities, avail May 1st. $1100/mth Ref. 250-334-8678

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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.

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250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm & den, 1 bath, F & S, carport, partially fenced, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed.$1,100/mth 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 Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 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 7749 Tozer Rd 4 bed, 2 bath, N/S, 5 appls, $1300/mth Avail. May 1st 2997 Cooper Pl. 3 bed, 2 bath, N/S, N/P 5 Appls. $1350/mth AVAIL IMM 2319 Waveland Rd. 4 bed, 3 bath, N/S, 5 Appls., $1500/mth AVAIL MAY 1

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250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca ASPEN COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 apples, balcony, rest. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail May 1 - $825/mth KYOTO FRIENDLY BUILDING – DOWNTOWN COURTENAY 2 bdrm, 1 bath apt. All appliances + washer & dryer. Heated oor, low utility bills. Avail. May 1 $1,000/mth COURTENAY, SPACIOUS, centrally located 2 bdrm ($650) Townhome, 1835 Piercy Ave., coin laundry, new roof, N/P. Family oriented. Call (250)702-1096.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals 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 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 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



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1974 GMC Vindow Van Rally STX 350 Eng. One owner stored inside garage, used for long haul family trips. Body & Engine in fair shape, newer Bridgestone tires. 104,000 miles $1600. 250-338-9954

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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

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

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave. 1997 SILVER Honda Civic Hatchback, 80,000 KMS, brand new Nokian tires, very clean, $4500 obo. Call (250)202-1124 2000 FORD MUSTANG GT. Special Edition. 11,000km. Fully loaded. Immaculate. Never driven in rain. $17,000. 250-923-3431 or 250-2021340

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2002 MERCEDES Benz C230. Very low kms. New tires, silver/black interior. Excellent condition. Parked in winter. Manual, 6 speed. Leather seats. $7900. 250-287-2645 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

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

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

Caught in the squeeze? How would you feel if total strangers walked or drove through your property, or stopped to enjoy themselves? You probably wouldn’t like it. You might even post No Trespassing signs and maybe even hire security, especially if you were worried about somebody injuring themselves and suing you in this Age of Litigation. OK, that’s one perspective about the current controversy surrounding Stotan Falls and surrounding area. The other is from the people who have dipped themselves in the Puntledge River there for decades. Or driven across the skinny little bridge on the Comox Logging Road, saving a lot of time by not having to take the long way around to the Inland Highway and Forbidden Plateau. Those are not good legal arguments, but the common people who see No Trespassing signs springing up on treasured wilderness recreation spots around the region are not in the mood for legal arguments. For evidence of that, a Save Stotan Falls website has generated more than 3,700 likes since it was created April 1. David Dutcyvich’s Nanaimo-based 3L Developments owns 385 acres, on which it wants to create a riverfront community at the confluence of the Puntledge and Browns rivers. The Comox Valley Regional District says the project is not in synch, at least at this time, with the Regional Growth Strategy. Curiously, 3L has gone from claiming it offered to give the land to the CVRD, although it’s likely strings were attached to that offer, to trying to sell the property to the CVRD for $9 million. The CVRD board is rightly concerned about how the development would impact surrounding resource lands and agricultural areas. In the meantime, are people who love the area and the shortcut being caught in the squeeze as 3L applies duress to the CVRD by closing the area to the public? editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com Record Question of the Week This week: Sixteen per cent of respondents so far say the scrapping of the HST makes them more likely to vote for the B.C. Liberals. Does it affect the way you might cast your ballot May 14? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. The sun shone on the recent Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society open house, at which MARS raised about $3,000 to help care for injured animals.

The writ has not technically been dropped for the B.C. election on May 14 and already the Liberals and NDP are slinging accusations.

We need to die with dignity Dear editor, Recently I visited with an elderly dying friend. He spent his last days in St. Joseph’s Hospital in a ward with three other people who were also suffering from “end of life.” How deeply disturbing it was to see this very fine, but nowfrail man, still with humour and wit intact, attempt to make light of the moans and shouts that came from the woman in the bed beside him. He would also muster a light chuckle at the sights often seen from the adjacent bed, occupied by a man who had forgotten all modesty and anger control. I would see my friend’s eyes smile at the kindness of the nurses, but their time was spread thin tending to the living as well as the dying. He didn’t complain about the many times a stench would suffocate the air, or the noise of hospital rings, voices, pumps running, dishes smashing to the floor, and more moaning. No, he didn’t complain, but he did mention not sleeping well and he wanted “the heck outta” there. But where could he go? His little wife, who sat on a hard chair at his bedside for hours on end, would have taken the “love of her life” home to die, but she had neither the knowledge or the strength to care for him and his shunts and bodily functions, etc. They had no choice but to stay where they were and watch as beds emptied out and wonder when my friends’ bed would empty. Like myself, other friends would drop by to give comfort, but it was clear that many of them were so disturbed by their surroundings, they were little good for comfort. I’m sure my friend was aware of that. He would, in his manner of banter, give them permission to leave. I am shocked to read that for

years, the Comox Valley Hospice Society has been begging the government for money to facilitate a form of kindness and dignity to aid in the end-of-life process. It also came as a huge surprise and with disgust, that we as a community, and (one would hope), with an evolved social structure and system, that we can’t offer our dying any more than what my friend had. I see

He didn’t complain ❝ about the many times a stench would suffocate the air, or the noise of hospital rings, voices, pumps running, dishes smashing to the floor, and more moaning.

Sheila Gunn

that as inhumane, cruel, and bordering on Third World! Another friend of mine recently found herself in a state of no recovery. She was dying in Delta, where there is a hospice facility. She was transferred to the hospice from the hospital, freeing up a bed for someone who needed it for recovery. Again I was shocked by what I encountered on my visit! It was like a heaven in contrast to my other friend’s hell! When I entered the building, there sat the whole family in a large living room setting equipped with comfy chairs and even a fireplace. They were quietly chatting among one another as they waited their turn to sit at the bedside of their beloved mom, grandma, aunt, etc. I was escorted to my friend’s room, down a peaceful, dimly lit, clean and pretty corridor. No gurneys, no smells, no bells and speakers, nobody rushing about. It felt like a boutique hotel. Seeing her in bed looking so comfortable in her little lace nighty, with

her eldest son reclined on a chair beside her, and her daughter laying on a cot at her other side, warmed my heavy heart. Her surroundings were peaceful, restful, and embraced her grieving family and friends. The hospice staff took great pride in making the transition from this world the best it could be, and the agitation she displayed while in the hospital had softened into a restful state. Everything was the best it could be. What puzzles me is hospice everywhere is heavily driven by donation, fundraising, and volunteers. Our hospitals have dying folk taking up beds that could be used by people who can benefit from necessary medical procedures and care. Our dying have plainer needs, palliative care, to be monitored for and provided with, comfort. That requires less equipment and less staff. Another puzzler is why such huge amounts of money have been handed out to the Lower Mainland, but our Valley, the “boomer capital” can’t even get funding to staff a hospice facility! Shame on you, who hold the purse strings! Where would you like to see your loved one spend their last days? What last vision would you like to have, or leave in your child’s or grandchild’s memory, or would you simply spare them the visit to an inhumane setting? Sheila Gunn, Comox

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Paying volunteers poor idea Dear editor, So let me get this straight, the CEO of the Comox Valley Airport is so concerned about the bottom line that he felt it necessary to raise parking fees to generate more revenue. Meanwhile, the board of directors is commissioning studies to justify paying themselves for what is mandated to be a volunteer position to serve the community. Undoubtedly they had the study look at other airports that do compensate their directors. However, unlike other airports the Comox Valley Airport Commission only runs a terminal building while the military runs the airfield. Quite frankly, the duties and responsibilities of a CVAC director are quite minimal and as a policy governance board, three to four meetings a year is all that is required to provide the necessary due diligence and strategic vision. As a long-serving volunteer director

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Dear editor, As a mother, consumer and local food producer, I am extremely concerned about the impact of the sustained use of GMO (genetically modified organism) technology in our community. With the current push to allow GMO alfalfa into Canada, along with a recently proposed resolution to ban all GMO crops on Vancouver Island, now is the time to speak up for the long-term health of our environment and all those who live within it. What is the difference between traditional species breeding and GE (or GMO) crops? Plants of the same species can combine their genes to create plants with new characteristics, and traditional breeding copies nature. Genetic engineering technology, on the other hand, combines genes from different species that could never “mate” naturally (bacterial or fish genes engineered into plants, for example).

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on Tourism Vancouver Island and past governance chair, I understand the difficulty in finding new directors, as passive calls for volunteers are generally ineffective. Active recruiting by current directors focusing on the skill sets needed by the board and explaining why those individuals should volunteer to serve their community is very effective. The problem with director remuneration is that it becomes more about the paycheque and less about serving the best interests of the community. By the way, my term with Tourism Vancouver Island concludes this year. I would welcome recruitment to the CVAC board as a volunteer. Chuck Fast Editor’s note: Chuck Fast is a former chief executive officer of the Comox Valley Airport.

My concern over GMOs is multi-faceted. It includes seed ownership issues (GMO seeds are patented by agri-corporations like Monsanto);

crops, many of them ending in lawsuits by huge biotech companies against organic farmers for unwittingly using their patented genetic material.

There are well-documented cases of ❝ GMO plants genetically polluting organic crops, many of them ending in lawsuits by huge biotech companies against organic farmers for unwittingly using their patented genetic material.

Carmen Wakeling the lack of long-term, third-party validated health impact studies; these seeds’ reliance on chemicals (and the associated environmental impacts); and the fundamental right of consumers to choose what they put into their bodies. And then there’s the issue of cross-contamination. With the introduction of GMOs, co-existence between organic farmers and farmers using GMO seed is becoming increasingly difficult. There are well-documented cases of GMO plants genetically polluting organic

The vitality, and indeed the survival, of many local food producers lies in the balance. At our facility, for example, we produce more than 4,000 pounds of certified organic alfalfa sprouts each week using certified organic Canadiangrown seed. If GMO alfalfa is introduced into Canada, it won’t be long before wind and insects carry its pollen throughout the environment, contaminating non-GMO alfalfa crops. Certified organic production does not allow the use of

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so lucky to stay connected to food production for most of my life. At the end of the day, most farmers farm for the same reason: to grow healthful food for healthy people. We share a passion for working the land and contributing to our community. To me, what’s important is that we choose methods that leave the land better than when we found it, and there are several ways to achieve this. In my view, continuing and expanding the use of chemically dependent, corporateowned GMO seeds is not one of them. Carmen Wakeling, Comox Valley

GMOs, which means our 35-year-old company will face some crucial decisions in the very near future. Due to genetic pollution, organic alfalfa seed will be contaminated. Our ability to source non-contaminated organic seed will become very difficult if not impossible. I care deeply about the Comox Valley. I grew up here, and it was here that, as a teenager, I discovered the joy of growing food. As a co-owner of Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd., a local company producing certified organic sprouts and greens distributed year-round throughout Western Canada, I have been

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Training meaningless if jobs are shipped overseas Dear editor, CBC has reported the Royal Bank of Canada is laying off 45 of its IT (information technology) workers. They are being replaced by workers from India, who are in Canada on temporary foreign worker visas. The Canadian workers are expected to train the foreign workers to do their jobs prior to their layoffs. This is part of a contract the Royal Bank has signed with a foreign company, iGATE. The jobs will be moved to India in 2015. This past week, job statistics were released advising Canadians the economy had lost 50,000 jobs. How can the federal Conservatives allow corporations to fire Canadians, bring in foreign “temporary workers,” and then have the jobs exported to India in two years? Is this the federal Conservatives’ idea of job creation? The Royal Bank of Canada has been making record profits in Canada for decades, has been able to take advantage of the corporate friendly tax system in this country, and now they are bringing in foreign workers so they can lay off Canadians. I have a few questions for our Conservative MP John Duncan. How much did the Royal Bank donate to the Conservative government in the past election? How did the company, which brought in the foreign workers, get the “temporary foreign worker” visas? Mr. Kenney, the immigration minister, didn’t appear to have any answers. That isn’t good enough. The economy in this country is not getting better, yet we have an incredibly profitable corporation, moving jobs to India. Can Canadians look forward to more “temporary workers” coming into Canada while employers lay off Canadians? Moving Canadian jobs off shore isn’t new. Telus has been

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doing it for years. Their call centres are located in Asia. If Canadian corporations are moving jobs offshore, perhaps it is time these corporations be required to

pay additional taxes. They make their profits in Canada but send the jobs overseas. Hardly something which is doing the citizens of this country any good.

We have only to look at the increase in job losses. With the loss of 50,000 jobs last month, the federal Conservatives need to have a good look at foreign

workers coming into Canada. Their muchpublicized “job training” program isn’t going to do any good if corporations send the jobs overseas. The program has

flaws. It requires provincial governments to provide one-third of the funds and the corporations another third. If the Royal Bank is any example of

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FLETCHER northern B.C. “are not going to be shut down.” Actually, in the absence of LNG exports, that is exactly what would happen to many of them. The U.S. has its own shale gas supplies,

We think there is an argument ❝ to be made for putting, for a period of time, the increased revenue from the carbon tax into creating the infrastructure that allows people to benefit from a carbon tax. Jane Sterk

a subsidy to liquefied natural gas exports, which she doesn’t believe materialize as international competitors develop. The Greens’ star candidate, University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver, agrees. Both point to vast reserves of Russian gas that may well get to Asia more quickly and cheaply. Sterk said the 35,000 existing gas wells in

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VICTORIA — This is the first of a series of policy commentaries on the four main parties contesting the 2013 B.C. election. I’m starting with the B.C. Green Party, which has higher-than-usual hopes for the 2013 election. It was also the first to put out a substantial policy document, albeit one that is still being debated and altered. Green Book 2013 continues the Utopian positions that only a party with no chance of forming a government has the luxury to put forward. For example, they would double the area of parks in B.C., but take 100 years to do it. Immediately, they would almost double the carbon tax, taking it from seven to 12 cents on a litre of gasoline. Greens would extend this steeply increased carbon tax to industries such as natural gas and cement production. Leader Jane Sterk told me she expects cement producers and the like to adapt, rather than shut down as their competitive position erodes. And what about the extra billions in carbon tax revenues? Sterk says most should continue to go to income tax reductions, as is now the case, because the purpose is to change consumption patterns, not to increase overall tax revenue. Most, but not all. “We think there is an argument to be made for putting, for a period of time, the increased revenue from the carbon tax into creating the infrastructure that allows people to benefit from a carbon tax,” Sterk said. That means transit, and potentially retro-

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