Issuu on Google+

TUESDAY

EARTH DAY

SPORTS

April 23, 2013 Vol. 28 • No. 33 ••• $1.25 inc. G.S.T.

Earth Day was celebrated Saturday in downtown Courtenay with a host of activities. pages 10, 11

Two Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks have been selected to the provincial swim team. page 14

Peace Begins At Home April 14-28

COMOX VALLEY

Your community. Your newspaper.

RECORD

Hearing

Care C

For this week’s b ett tip, call us or go er hearing to: ww

entre

w.beltone c

are.ca

fightback.ca

A division of

519E 5th S treet, Court enay • 25 C 105 196 0-334-40 6 Guthrie, 44 Comox • 2 50-339-1 180 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Ferry change possible Renee Andor Record Staff

THEY WANT ACCESS An estimated 100 people gathered at Stotan Falls on Saturday to protest the landowner’s decision to deny public access to the popular summertime swimming hole. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

2013 Tundra Dlr#7478

445 Crown Isle Boulevard

250.338.6761

www.courtenaytoyota.com

With up to 10,000 lbs towing capacity, Tundra is ready for summer fun!

An NDP government would consider bringing the ferry system back under government control, according to BC NDP leader Adrian Dix. He stressed a “comprehensive audit” of BC Ferries would be the first step, but during his campaign stop in the Comox Valley last week, Dix said the return to a government-controlled ferry system would be a possibility. “We know that the costs of BC Ferries and the costs for travellers is dramatically affecting, now, BC Ferries’ revenue,” Dix said Thursday. “There is a tipping point, and we’re at that tipping point where the increases in fares means people aren’t taking the ferries — many people aren’t taking the ferries or it’s obviously those who have no option that take the ferries.” The BC NDP announced last week it would freeze ferry fares for two years and conduct an audit of the system. Fares were hiked by four per cent April 1, with plans for two more four-per-cent fare hikes in 2014 and 2015. The NDP has said it would give BC Ferries Corporation $20 million per year for the two years of fare freezes if elected. Meanwhile, when asked about his stance on the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project near Fanny Bay, Dix said an NDP government would ensure a high standard for envi-

get to decisions and higher standards. And, obviously we have to very seriously recognize the concerns of the community, the concerns of the shellfish industry in assessing where this thing is at.” Dix has long been critical of public-private-partnership models in health care, pointing to a lack of flexibility in the decades-long agreements. However, he wouldn’t say what an NDP government would do in regards to the proposed P3 model for the North Island Hospitals Project. While the contract would not yet be signed if an NDP government is elected in May, Dix said his government would have to assess projects work has been started on, like this one, before making any decisions.

ronmental reviews at the provincial level. But, he wouldn’t comment on this project in particular. “In the case of this coal mine, we haven’t seen the proposal,” he said, noting the application is still in the early stages. “There’s great concern here and I think that because we haven’t seen the proposal, it’s important not to pass judgment on it, but there’s great concern, we have great concern about its impact, its impact on other industries and life in the region. “As we enter into this period where the federal government is actually withdrawing from environmental assessment that’s an issue of concern that we have to address, so I say more resources (for provincial assessments) so we

Education important Renee Andor

the future require post-secondary education — and K-12 education is of course the platform for that.” Dix announced Thursday an NDP government would invest $100 million to ... see NDP ■ 2

Record Staff

BC NDP leader Adrian Dix announced education spending promises during his stop in the Comox Valley on Thursday. Education is a big election issue for the NDP, one he said is of “great importance” in the Comox Valley. “Issues of public education are very much topof-mind,” said Dix. “If you think of the Comox Valley and the whole region, over time, we know that young people today, much more than ever before, need a high-quality public education, and that the jobs of

Clark visiting Record Staff

Provincial Liberal leader Christy Clark is visiting the Comox Valley on Tuesday morning. She will speak to the media at the site of the new Comox Valley hospital.

0%

36 OR 60 MONTH PURCHASE FINANCING* OR

Toyota

1.9%

cmyk

6,000 OFF

$ *OAC, See Dealer for Details

48 MONTH LEASE* OR UP TO

*


2

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

NDP would invest in classrooms

Record second for B.C. award

Continued from front

improve public school classroom learning conditions, plus $60 million to allow more spaces and lower the cost of day care, something he claims will save families with children in licensed care an average of $2,000 per year. As well, an NDP government would create an Early Years Innovation Fund by reallocating funds from the Liberals’ education savings plan. The Comox Valley’s Charlene Gray, a director with the Early Childhood Educators of B.C., said the NDP’s announcement was exciting in terms of the organization’s proposed Community Plan, which it has been pushing for over the past three years. “What we found when the NDP made their announcement today was that it actually is Step One of our plan in their own form, which is amazing,” she said. “It makes reference to many of the things that are in the $10-a-day-child-care plan that families and educators need.”

Record Staff The Comox Valley Record finished second at the Ma Murray Awards for general excellence in our circulation category. “Here is another well-balanced product that, in the tradition of strong community newspapers, covers all the bases and is sure to be welcomed in every home,” wrote the judge. “The Comox Valley Record has a very attractive front page, and entices the reader to explore its pages. Production quality and photography are excellent. Well done!” Our Black Press sister paper, the Parksville-Qualicum Beach News, topped the 12 newspapers in the category with 84.5 points, .25 ahead of the Record. The New Westminster Record was third with 83.5. The Comox Valley Record placed fourth last year and first two years ago. Seventy of the possible 100 points were based on newsroom criteria with the remainder allotted equally to production quality, advertising content and design, and classified advertising.

Quote of the Day She is a strong student, but most ❝ importantly she is someone who under-

stands that writing is hard work, and showed a willingness and a desire to improve. Shawn Holland

See story, page 4

B.C. NDP LEADER Adrian Dix greets supporters during a visit to the Comox Valley. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Dix announced Wednesday an NDP government would invest at the post-secondary level as well — $40 million in skills training and $100 million toward a needsbased student grants program annually. According to the NDP, both of the day’s funding announcements are fully costed in the NDP’s fiscal plan released last week. Ensuring young people have access to skills needed for future jobs is the NDP’s key issue in the election. “The key issue, really, in our economy, is ensuring that people have the skills they need for the jobs of the

future,” said Dix, adding 80 per cent of future jobs are expected to

require post-secondary education. “There’s significant barriers to getting access to that education, some are financial, and some are problems in the system. “Everywhere I go I talk about this issue. This is the issue and it means we’re not going to be able to invest in some other things right now because this is the priority.” Meanwhile, Dix said incumbent Liberal MLA Don McRae’s impromptu appearance at the

media-filled NDP education announcement in Comox Thursday shows how the Liberals plan to approach the election. “My approach is really different from the Liberal approach,” he said, noting the Liberals’ aggressive attack ads on television. “We haven’t run one single personal attack ad. We’re going to respect our opponents everywhere, and I respect Don (McRae), I respect Premier Clark, but it’s time for a change.”

REPLACE YOUR WATER-GUZZLING TOILET (13 LITRE OR MORE) WITH A NEW WATER-EFFICIENT MODEL AND RECEIVE A $75 REBATE FROM THE COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT (CVRD).

REPLACE

YOUR

WINDOWS ONLY

8995

$

per month*

NO TAX*

Ask us how to

WIN an iPad mini

The CVRD toilet rebate program will help residents use water more efficiently. Replacing a 13 litre toilet with a dual flush toilet or high-efficiency (4.8 or less) toilet could reduce indoor water use by approximately 18 per cent. Homes with older 20 litre flush toilets could experience even larger reductions.

SPECIAL FINANCING Pay only $89.95/month based on financing (i.e.) $4,500 for a 60 month term with Island Savings * on installed Van Isle Windows * OAC - On Approved Credit

Old toilets must be taken to the Comox Valley waste management centre (2400 Pidgeon Lake Road, Cumberland) for the proper disposal and date-stamped receipt.

NO TAX*

The toilet rebate program applies to homes that are connected to the Comox Valley water system including the Town of Comox, City of Courtenay and the Arden, Comox Valley, England Road, Marsden/Camco, and Greaves Crescent water local service areas. A limited number of rebates are available for the program.

Save the TAX NOW! * equivalent of GST and/or PST

* on installed Van Isle Windows

LIFETIME WARRANTY IN COOPERATION WITH

Only high efficiency (4.8 litre or less) and dual flush toilets are eligible. A maximum of two toilets rebates per installation address, including those toilets rebates received under the 2009-2012 programs, will be accepted.

Our windows are manufactured on the Island and come with a lifetime warranty on installed windows! Visit our Showroom Monday – Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.

To download the 2013 eligibility requirements and the rebate form visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rebates or call 250-334-6000.

Follow comoxvalleyrd

P: 250.897.3347 | Visit our showroom #8-241 Puntledge Rd.| vanislewindows.com

THE RECORD WEATHER CORNER

795 Ryan Rd • 250.334.9638 courtenay.gotorickys.com

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Sunny High 16 Low 7

Sunny High 16 Low 8

Isolated showers High 14 Low 9

Isolated showers High 12 Low 5

YOUR COMMUNITY • YOUR NEWSPAPER

BIG BEAUTIFUL BREAKFASTS


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

3

Trustees grapple with deficit Renee Andor

system.” He outlined five guiding principles the finance committee considered when working to balance the budget: • Where possible, keep reductions away from children; • Preserve current staff positions as much as possible; • Look for system efficiencies to reduce costs; • Entire system should contribute to solution; • Focus on non-salary costs as much as possible. According to Horswill, increased expenditures, like MSP rates and teacher pension rates, which the district does not receive additional funding for, totalled an extra $674,000. As well, he noted the

Record Staff

With a projected $1.45-million shortfall looming in its 2013/2014 budget, the Comox Valley School District’s proposed budget includes spending cuts and use of reserves. The Finance Committee recommends $826,000 in budget adjustments, plus drawing $619,000 from the district’s operating reserve in order to balance the proposed budget, said district secretary-treasurer Russell Horswill during a Thursday budget information session. He noted last year’s budget was difficult, and “included rounds of layoffs and reductions” and “other staffing changes, and it was really quite difficult on the

district expects to receive $971,000 less in Ministry of Education grants due to an estimated enrolment decline of 81 students next school year. While the district expects about $200,000 more in revenue from Navigate powered by North Island Distance Education and the International Student Program thanks their growth, those numbers add up to the $1.45-million shortfall. Among suggested budget adjustments, just over $200,000 is proposed in cuts to various supplies and services, like operations and maintenance, the district growth fund and the school supply budget. Removal of one-time costs, which are not necessary this year, add up to

over $118,000 in savings. Also, according to the teacher staffing matrix the district uses to determine how to staff schools based on enrolment, five full-time teaching positions can be eliminated, which frees up $462,500. “A large chunk of that is attached to declining enrolment and shifting demographics,” said Horswill. Horswill pointed out the district normally receives more government funding in December, about $900,000 this past December. The public can provide comments on what budget priorities should be until the end of this month on the district website at wwww.sd71.bc.ca. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

We want tweets questions on the election and their platforms — all Richard Branson does it. you have to do is follow the So does the prime minis- Record’s Twitter account @ ter. Even Chris Hatfield in CVRecord. You can start sending space. Live Tweeting is a way in your questions today, or for conversations to occur wait until our very first and for followers to ask LiveTwitter session, beginning this questions Friday from and hear ELECTION 10:30 to responses directly from the host. It’s 11 a.m. with Comox Valan online way to connect to ley Green Party candidate people directly from any- Chris Aikman. Tweet us your questions where. This week, the Comox using the hashtag #AskAiValley Record is hosting its kman. Aikman will answer your inaugural LiveTweet session during the May 14 pro- questions live about his platform and the election, vincial election campaign. We have extended an and we will republish some invitation to each of the of the Q&As in the followfour declared Comox Valley ing issue of the Record. Haven’t joined Twitter? candidates to join us for half an hour of live Tweet- You can join in the convering with followers of the sation through our FaceRecord within the next few book page as well — just search Comox Valley Record weeks. We will offer candidates Newsroom and leave your half an hour at a desig- questions there. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com nated time to answer any Record Staff

Score!

Receive a FREE 40” Samsung HDTV when you sign up for Optik TV & Internet on a 3 year term. 1

®

TM

FREE TV!

I-HOS GALLERY MANAGER Ramona Johnson accepts the Retail Award for the gallery at the Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C. conference. See Friday’s Comox Valley Record for more. PHOTO BY NICOLE SEELEY.

CHIEF PROJECT OFFICER Tom Sparrow updated the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce about the new hospital. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

Update given about hospital Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The new regional hospital in Courtenay is expected to be operating by the fall of 2017. By that year, rough estimates indicate the North Island Hospitals Project will have created about 1,150 jobs in the Comox Valley, chief project officer Tom Sparrow said at the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting Thursday at Crown Isle. Three proponents are bidding on the project: Arbutus Healthcare Partners, Plenary Health and Tandem Health Partners. The project will be awarded early next year. Construction will last about four years. Since 2003, he said the Vancouver Island Health Authority has planned to replace St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox, as well as the Campbell River and District General Hospital, both of which are “getting tired.” At 27,000 square metres, the state-of-the-art hospital that will sit next to North Island College will have about 70 per cent more

PLUS

receive

FREE

1

HD PVR rental

2

space than St. Joe’s. It will contain 153 beds. “Every room will be substantially larger,” Sparrow said. The emergency department, for instance, will be about 2.5 times larger than that at St. Joe’s. The facility will expand services to meet population growth and aging, and establish selected new services for the North Island. It will also include labourdelivery-recovery-post partum rooms for maternity care, and provide a formal affiliation with the University of British Columbia medical school. The percentage increase will be about the same at Campbell River, which will be replaced with a 95-bed facility. It will maintain the same slate of services, along with an aboriginal maternal health component and UBC academic teaching space. Total cost of the project is $600 million: $334 million for the Comox Valley hospital and $266 million for Campbell River. The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District will contribute 40 per cent to the overall project, approximately $240 million.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

2

HD BOX rentals

2

Terms and conditions apply. See in store for details.

9-795 Ryan Road, Courtenay [in the Superstore Plaza] 250-897-1188


4

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Essay win‘out of the blue’ Renee Andor Record Staff

Ariel Becherer had forgotten all about an essay she wrote in the fall about Pierre Elliott Trudeau, until she was recently told it won a national essay contest. “I’m very excited,” says the Grade 12 Mark R. Isfeld student. “It was something we did months and months ago, and then (school officials) pulled me into the office … so it’s sort of out of the blue, complete shock.” Becherer received the grand prize in the Grade 9 to 12 category of the A&E Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest. She will receive $3,000, plus her class, English 12 honours, will receive $1,000. Her essay, Trudeau’s Legacy, outlined some of Trudeau’s accomplishments and contributions to Canada, which impressed A&E Network’s senior vicepresident of corporate outreach Dr. Libby O’Connell. “Ariel’s essay is a beautiful tribute to Pierre Trudeau’s life and legacy,” O’Connell says in a news release. “Her essay is also a perfect example of how Mr. Trudeau continues to touch and inspire new generations in Canada.” Becherer says her 300-word essay touched on work Trudeau did concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the patria-

MARK R. ISFELD Grade 12 student Ariel Becherer’s essay about the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau won the grand prize in the Grade 9 to 12 category of the national A&E Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest.

ly became the leader of the Liberal Party. Becherer says the idea to write about him came to her when Justin Trudeau announced his leadership campaign. As for the cash prize, Becherer says it will go towards a five-year engineering program at the University of Waterloo, which she just got accepted to and will start in September. Holland plans to spend the $1,000 on classroom resources like books for the class library and possibly some technology, as he’s part of a group of teachers looking at using iPads in classrooms. Submissions for the 2013 Lives that Make a Difference Essay Contest will be accepted starting in September. For more information about the contest, visit www.aetv.com/class/ canadianclassroom. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Dining Out For Life

April 25TH Vancouver Island

When you dine at a participating restaurant on April 25, 25% of your food bill will be donated to AIDS Vancouver Island. Making a difference never tasted so delicious. Comox Valley Restaurants AtlAs CAfé Avenue Bistro the BreAkwAter restAurAnt MAd Chef CAfe MArtine’s Bistro union street Grill & Grotto ZoCAlo CAfe

#doflvi aidsvancouverisland

DiningOutForLife.com

gold sponsor

monday

mag.com

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com click here

PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

tion of the Canadian Constitution and Canada’s independence from the United States, particularly concerning multiculturalism and immigration. “Today’s Canada is Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s legacy,” reads an excerpt from her essay. “He is the man who shepherded us from the old world, into the new.” Her English 12 honours teacher Shawn Holland notes Becherer is a deserving winner. “She is a strong stu-

dent, but most importantly she is someone who understands that writing is hard work, and showed a willingness and a desire to improve,” says Holland. “She was not satisfied with just writing a single draft and leaving it at that, but was willing to put the time into revision and reworking her ideas.” He also notes Becherer’s topic was a good choice and has current political implications: Pierre Trudeau’s son Justin Trudeau recent-

ENTER TO WIN

$5000 WORTH OF

HARDWOOD * FLOORING ! or

$1,500 of Wood Luxury Vinyl Tile Pick up your entry at the Home Show & drop off at Comox Valley Flooring Centre by Friday, May 3. Draw to be held May 3rd at 5:30 pm. Flooring can be seen at: http://antiqueimpressions.ca/flooring/estate_plank_white_collection.php

MORLOVE

- CD RELEASE CONCERT

This is warm and sophisticated Canadian indie, new folk with all kinds of harmonic innovation and a respect for the interesting places instruments can go.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 • 8pm The Cumberland Hotel

Comox Valley

www.comoxvalleyfloors.com • 250-897-1166 2920 A Moray Ave. (at 29th St.), Courtenay

Sears CV FLOOR CENTRE

Cliffe Avenue

Floor Centre

29th Avenue

Kilpatrick Avenue

www.islandmusicfest.com

We provide FULL INSTALLATION SERVICES for everything we sell!

Moray Avenue

Buy your tickets online or get them at the Cumberland Hotel! 250-336-8844

* 6 inch White Oak, 4 colours to choose: Grey Castle, Provence, Madiera, Tuscany Installation not included. Taxes Included.


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

5

Candidates speaking soon Comox Valley voters have an opportunity to hear what local provincial election candidates have to say at two meetings. The events are being hosted by the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, which is non-partisan and receives no funding from any level of government. “The first event is a public forum and the other is a breakfast meeting geared more to the business community,” says Chamber president and CEO Dianne Hawkins. “At both events, each candidate will have an opportunity to make a timed opening statement, followed by a moderated question and answer period and then a closing statement. “We welcome and encourage participation in these election events and trust that these forums will assist people in our community in making informed decisions on Election Day, which is May 14.” A candidates’ public forum will happen April 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Florence Filberg

PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

‘Big decision’ looming Scott Stanfield

nay council and the CVRD board. They note private forest companies own 65 per cent of watershed lands, The Comox Valley Curling Club which are open to the international asked the regional district board market. The proposal includes numerous to consider raising $6.5 million through a referendum or alternate recommendations for the Province approval process to replace its build- and local governments. View the document at www.cvconing on Headquarters Road. “It’s a big decision we need to pon- servationstrategy.org. ••• der in the future,” board chair Edwin The board received a Grieve said Tuesday at request from the Lightcommittee of the whole. CURLING house Country Marine The curling club consists of about 500 members ranging Rescue Society for ongoing annual in age from six to the far side of funding of $5,000 to support the 80. Next February it hosts the B.C. marine search and rescue station at Deep Bay. The money would help senior championships. The facility was built in the 1950s. replace equipment. The society The club entered a mortgage when it serves the CVRD and the Regionencountered financial issues in the al District of Nanaimo. The latter early-’70s. It is now under a lease turned down a similar request. ••• agreement with the CVRD. ••• The board voted in favour of a The Comox Valley Conserva- staff recommendation to host a tion Strategy Community Partner- workshop with Valley municipalities ship says its proposed Comox Lake and staff from Campbell River and watershed sustainable use recre- the Strathcona Regional District to ation area would save local govern- determine the interest and viabilments at least $25 million on water ity of hosting another B.C. Seniors filtration infrastructure and future Games. operating costs. The Comox Valley and Campbell Jack Minard and David Stapley River co-hosted the event in 2010. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com presented the proposal to Courte-

1

Record Staff

2

3

4



20

5

7

6

VISITS for

ONLY

$

Spring Training

9 10

8

20 Starts *



FRIENDS OF BOOKS The Comox Valley Book Friends recent book sale donated all proceeds to local non-profit groups.

can be watched by anyone at their convenience.” ••• A business breakfast with the candidates happens May 9 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel. Chamber members and businesspeople are invited to attend a breakfast meeting and meet the candidates. Breakfast will be moderated by Marty Douglas and candidates will be given time to answer questions from the attendees. The cost is $25 for Chamber members and $30 for prospective members and includes breakfast. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more, visit www.comoxvalleychamber.com/news-events. For more information about the election, visit www.elections.bc.ca. For more information about the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, visit www.comoxvalleychamber.com/ news-events or call 250-3343234. — Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

Centre in Courtenay. Candidates whose attendance was confirmed by press time are: • Chris Aikman — Green; • Kassandra Dycke — NDP; • Diane Hoffmann — Conservative; • Don McRae — Liberal (Incumbent). Members of the public are welcome to attend this public forum, which will be moderated by Don Sharpe, former chair of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce. To make this event accessible to the widest possible audience, the Chamber has arranged for the team from My Tech Guys, in co-operation with videographers from Prestige Video Transfer, to live-stream the proceedings. “Our hope is that by streaming the debate more people will be able to engage in the electoral process,” says Bob Wells, My Tech Guys. “Once the debate is completed, we will be hosting an archived copy on our website (www.mytechguys.ca) so that it

Here!

ons may apply re Some restricti *Some

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Ch k outt our new spring Check i g program guide featuring : ABCs of Running, Zumba Toning Plus Many More!

Last Cha Offer ennce! d April 30 s

Visit us online: www.vifitness.ca

*Some restrictions may apply. See Club for more details. Limited time only.

HOURS: Mon. to Fri. 6am-10pm; Sat. 8am-5pm; Sun. 8am-4pm CHILD MINDING: Mon. to Sat. 8:30am-1:30pm; Mon. & Wed. Evening 4:30pm-7:30pm

Downtown Courtenay ~ 960 England Ave. at 10th 250-338-9247 VI Fitness for Women

VI Fitness for Women

250-338-9247

250-286-1019

Courtenay

Blue Ridge 3600RS 39’5” Was $74,237 Sale Price $56,800*

Campbell River

VI Fitness for Women Nanaimo

VI Fitness Co-Ed Nanaimo

VI Fitness for Women Saanichton

VI Fitness Co-Ed Saanichton

VI Fitness for Women Oak Bay

VI Fitness for Women West Shore

www.facebook.com/VIFitnesscentres

VI Fitness for Women Victoria

VI Fitness Co-Ed Victoria

250-754-2348 250-756-2985 250-652-5498 250-652-5444 250-595-3354 250-478-3334 250-477-9299 250-477-9299 250-758-9890

Blue Ridge 3025RL 34’8” Was $65,557 Sale Price $46,800*

3600

238/BI-WEEKLY*

$

198/BI-WEEKLY*

$

*Plus Delivery/Doc and taxes, 0 down payment 6.9% financing 240 months OAC

The Comox Valley’s #1 Source for New & Pre-Owned RVs! 250.871.4700 • Toll Free 1.877.730.3416 • 1355 Comox Rd, Courtenay • www.comoxvalleyrv.com


6

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Filberg celebrating Volunteer Week

CUP RUNNETH OVER Coun. Jon Ambler takes possession of the Mayor’s Cup from Greg Phelps, captain of Team Courtenay, which won the third annual event. The local chapter of KidSport was the real winner with a donation of $4,000 from participating players.

Denman chef visiting library Vegan Bryanna Grogan will give a cooking demonstration This Wednesday at 1 p.m., vegan chef Bryanna Grogan will give a cooking demonstration at the Courtenay Library. Grogan is the author of eight popular vegan cookbooks, including vegan bestseller Nonna’s Italian Kitchen and most recently World Vegan Feast. Bryanna has also co-authored several other titles. She wrote and published the popular subscription newsletter, the Vegan Feast, for five years, and maintains a vegan cooking blog. Bryanna has devoted over 40 years to the study of cooking and nutrition, the past 22 to vegan cooking. Bryanna lives on Denman Island. At her presenta-

WE CLEAN

tion at the Courtenay Library, she will talk mostly about ingredients, substitutions, what vegan meals might look like, and how to get full flavour in vegan dishes. Bryanna will prepare several delicious dips! There will be lots of time for questions. Bryanna will have for sale a selection of her cookbooks. Please join us! This is a free library event; all are welcome. For more information, please contact Mary Donlan, customer services librarian at the Courtenay branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library at 250-334-3369. — Courtenay Library

WINNING NUMBERS

The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park is celebrating National Volunteer Week by hosting two open houses at the Filberg Lodge. Visit the lodge April 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or April 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. to tour the house, visit the gift shop, wander the gardens, and explore the volunteer opportunities available. The Filberg Lodge and Park is managed by a not-for-profit association that relies on volunteer and membership support to raise money for the care and maintenance of the Heritage Lodge circa 1929. Declared a community heritage site by the Town of Comox in 1979, the Park holds a special place in most Valley resident’s hearts. There are many special fundraising and community events occurring in the park that rely on volunteers for their success such as Easter, Kid’s Day, Summer Concert Series and Filberg Festival. Every weekend starting in April the lodge is open for tours where you hear about the history of the Comox Valley and transport yourself back to the 1930s with the furnishings and style.

Located in the upper floor of the lodge and entirely volunteer-supported, the gift shop is an amazing place to explore. Each week there is something new and most of the treasures sold in the gift shop are generously donated items from Valley families. The gift shop is

Members wanted Filberg Park memberships are on sale and available until June 14. The easiest way to purchase your membership, by far, is to go online to http://filberg. com/membership and fill in the membership form from the comfort of your favourite chair. Memberships are also available in the gift shop at the lodge. This year, as in past years, your membership will ensure your entrance to the Filberg Festival at no further cost. In an effort to streamline the process, membership cards will not be issued for 2013. Instead, just show your ID at the member’s check-in tent at the main entrance to receive your wristband for entrance to the Festival. No more keeping track of that pesky

Wed., April 17, 2013

IN THE EVENT OF DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THIS AND THE OFFICIAL WINNING NUMBERS LIST, THE LATTER SHALL PREVAIL.

Effective Until May 15, 2013

Leaves Nanaimo

6:30 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 12:30 pm

3:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Leaves Vancouver

6:30 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 12:30 pm

3:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Duke Point, NANAIMO - Tsawwassen, VANCOUVER

5:15 am * 7:45 am * 10:15 am 3:15 pm

5:45 pm 8:15 pm ** 10:45 pm **

Leaves Tsawwassen 5:15 am * 7:45 am * 10:15 am 3:15 pm

5:45 pm 8:15 pm ** 10:45 pm **

*Except Sun; **Except Saturday

Little River, COMOX - Westview, POWELL RIVER

Leaves Little River

Leaves Westview

6:30am 10:10am 3:15pm 7:15pm

8:10 am 12:00 pm 5:15 pm 8:45 pm

Daily * Daily Daily Daily

Daily * Daily Daily Daily

*Daily Except Dec. 25 & Jan 1

Schedules are subject to change without notice. Schedule provided by the Comox Valley Record

Quartz, Granite & Laminate Countertop Surfaces

Story

IdeaS? editor@

comoxvalleyrecord.com

221C Church St., Comox 250-941-7824 blindsandbubbles.com

1358 Marwalk Crescent 250-287-3939 www.crauctions.ca Ltd.

“Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967”

Next Auction: Thursday, April 25 • 6pm '06 Kubota T1570 hp ride on mower, more Beachcomber hot tubs, 10' wide by 8' insulated garage door, 6x6x6 Jardin garden shed, garden tool locker, self propelled mower, Stihl gas trimmer, compressor, bandsaw, cutoff saw with stand, chainsaws, electric mower, jointer, kiln, chest freezer, dryer, BBQ, quality fishing rods and reels, tackle, commercial 110 electric paper cutter, new jewellery coins and stamps, high end couches, ladies dresser, double bed (1 yr), wall units, French doors, dressers, drafting table, plants, large rabbit/puppy pen, dog crate, collection of Dinky toys (Army) cap guns, trains, cars, 1800s books etc.

Check out our website, for full ad. Viewing: Wed. 9-5 & Thurs. 9-6

Terms Cash, Visa, M/C, = • SAME DAY REMOVAL • CLOSED TUESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

CELEBRATE

SPRING

Ladies’ Mix & Match New Arrivals… Courtenay Swim Shop CV Aquatic Centre 250-338-8465

Mon-Th 9:30-7, Fri 9:30-6:30, Sat 9:30-4:30, Sun 10-3:30

As part of National Volunteer Week…

Photo by Wendy Kotilla

Thank You TO OUR PARKS VOLUNTEERS! The Comox Valley Regional District is very fortunate to have had many local groups and individuals volunteer their time, talent and ideas to help develop and maintain our park facilities. We would like to thank such community-minded people and groups for their kind-hearted contributions – You have made our parks a treasure to explore! Current partners: • Comox Valley Naturalists (Little River and Seal Bay nature parks) • Boat Launch Committee of the Denman Island Residents Association (Bill Mee park) • Parks Committee of the Denman Island Residents Association (Morning Beach, Stanehill and Maple parks) • Hornby Island Mountain Bike Association (Crown land trails, Mount Geoffrey park) • Parks Committee of the Hornby Island Residents and Ratepayers Association (Crown land trails, Mount Geoffrey, Grassy Point, Hidden Beach, Sandpiper Beach and Clam Shell parks) • Mountainaire Avian Rescue (Tsolum Spirit park and Headquarters Townsite park) • Comox Valley Land Trust (Masters Greenway and One Spot Trail) • Back Country Horsemen of BC (One Spot Trail) • Plateau Road Residents Association (Nymph Falls nature park) • Oyster River Enhancement Society (Bear Creek nature park) • Youth and Ecological Restoration Program (Seal Bay, Tsolum Spirit and Headquarters) As well as numerous individual volunteers at various parks.

Full Service Installations Most Kitchens 1 Day Installation

COMOX VALLEY RECORD Your Community. Your Newspaper.

CAMPBELL RIVER

com, contact Kirra at info@filberg.com or call 250-339-2715. — Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

Departure Bay, NANAIMO - Horseshoe Bay, VANCOUVER

Effective until June 25, 2013

6/49 18 25 26 41 45 49 Bonus: 23 BC/49 14 20 35 36 38 48 Bonus: 02 EXTRA 40 73 77 80

little card. Renew your membership before May 15 and your name will be entered for a membership draw prize of lunch for two at the teahouse. The deadline to purchase your 2013 FHLPA membership is June 14. The Filberg Lodge Park and Heritage Association exists to ensure the lodge and gardens are available for the community. For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit http:// filberg.com/getinvolved/#volunteer. — Filberg Lodge Park and Heritage Association

National Volunteer Week is part of ongoing volunteer recruitment. For more information, visit www.filberg.

FERRIES SCHEDULE www.bcferries.com

Leaves Nanaimo, Duke Point

WINNING NUMBERS

always looking for charming collectables to stock their shelves and every cent goes back into the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. Volunteering at the Filberg is fun, dynamic, and social. Special talents are recognized but learning new things is also encouraged.

Free In-Home Estimates

#1-2989 Kilpatrick Ave. P: 250-334-2126 0

Get involved! www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/parks




www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Customers, volunteers, supporters sought, too

FIVE OF SEVEN Anam Cara Health Collaborators presenting on April 27 (top left to right:) Victoria Evelyn, Sean C.K. Murphy, Claudia Tressel, (bottom, left to right:) Fiona Black, Linda Irving. NHPCA, sharing an intuitive synergy of various energy medicine practices. • Claudia Tressel, (morning only) PSYCH-K facilitator, HoloEnergetic, ShadowEnergetics and Reiki practitioner. • Fiona Black, BSc (Hons), CBP, founder of Flourish Bodytalk, using a combination of energy medicine and intuitive healing. • Linda Irving (afternoon only) is a practitioner of Reiki and Quantum Touch (method of hands on healing). • Sean Murphy, RMT, practicing

Swedish Massage, with a focus on myofascial work and Muscle Energy Technique. • Sharon McCann, registered clinical counselling hypnotherapist, offers an experience of hypnosis. • Victoria Evelyn, a psychic who is known for delivering guided messages with compassion and understanding. Donations will be gratefully received on behalf of the Comox Valley Transition Society.  — Anam Cara Health Collaboration

Spring Fashion Event BUTTONS ZIPPERS FASHION EMBELLISHMENTS FASHION TRIMS

50

%

7

Market Day invites vendors

Health day the third one The Anam Cara Health Collaboration of local health practitioners is offering the third Free Community Health Day on April 27 for Comox Valley residents who want to explore health-care options. The Anam Cara Health Collaboration provides an integrative, holistic and collaborative approach to wellness.  The April 27 Free Community Health Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heart Gate at 1942 Bates Rd. in Courtenay. Seven local practitioners will offer half-hour sessions to introduce themselves and their modalities. Three sessions by most practitioners will be offered both in the morning and afternoon.  All sessions require pre-registration. Contact Christina via www. relaxandfeelradiant. com or call 250-8909008 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Drop-ins are also welcome. Seven participating practitioners for the April 27 EduDay are: • C h r i s t i n a Nienaber-Roberts, BSc (Hons), MSc,

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

OFF Reg. Price

April 22 - 28 Members

FASHION FABRICS %

40

April 1-30, 2013 Place your bids today!

Temporary Services

“One call, and we’ll do it all”

Let us take care of your labour needs without the hassles of costly advertising and payroll burden We provide quality fully trained individuals in a variety of new areas: Office Administration • Bookkeeping Secretarial • Cashiers • CSRs • Clerical Services

1935 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay • 250-897-1073

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.

Victims of Hate:

We ALL Have a Role COMMUNITY CONFERENCE Wednesday, April 24th 8:30am - 4:00pm Comox Recreation Centre, 1855 Noel Ave, Comox

The Community Justice Centre is hosting a one day conference on the impact of hate, homophobia, and racism in our day-to-day lives. The conference will feature presentations and follow-up discussions with: • Chief Bev Sellars (Xatśūll First Nation - Soda Creek Indian Band) author of “They Called Me Number One: Life in the Residential Schools” • Rob Thompson, Doctoral Candidate Athabaska University: “Internet Safety: How Hate Spreads in Cyberspace” • Rev. Scott Agur, Comox United Church: “What it takes to become welcoming and inclusive of LBGT in a congregation” • Susan Barr, former chair SD#71 Trustees: “Changing School Climate through policy: the evolution and implementation of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Policy” • Martha Parker, Head of Drama, Nanaimo District Secondary School: “Theatre as a lens for experiencing the impact of hate”

Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College

50-70

%

OFF Reg. Price

Does not include Red Barn Products. *Refers to Fabricland Sewing Club Members* Some exclusions may apply.

~ Locally Owned & Operated ~

tion forms are available at http://form. jotformpro.com/ form/30758184474967. The deadline to apply is May 3. If you have any questions about Village Market Day including sponsorship opportunities, e-mail chamber@cumberlandbc.org. Cumberland Market Day is part of Empire Week Celebrations. — Cumberland Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, April 24th 7:00pm – 9:30pm

with Large Selection

HOURS: Mon - Wed & Sat 9:30-5:30, Thurs & Fri 9:30-9, Sun & Holidays 11-5

ber members pay only $15. Kids vending (their own products, please) is highly encouraged for a small $5 fee. If you have a free participatory, familyfriendly, fun art, craft or sport activity you’d like to bring to the streets of Cumberland that day drop an e-mail to chamber@cumberlandbc.org and you will be included in the program free of charge. Vendor applica-

THEATRICAL DOUBLE BILL

OFF Reg. Price

COURTENAY • 2175 CLIFFE AVENUE • 250-338-6634

The Cumberland Chamber of Commerce is co-ordinating its annual Village Market Day on May 18 in downtown Cumberland on Dunsmuir Ave. from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Village Market Day has become a muchanticipated annual event. Residents and visitors from across the Comox Valley (and beyond) come to Cumberland to explore the sights and sounds of this vibrant street festival. Kids activities, arts and culture,

bikes and boards, store and pub specials, live music, food and drink and big community spirit are all part of the occasion. If you are a vendor of handmade, homemade, fair trade or locally manufactured goods we’d like you to join us! Locally produced food products, plants, trees and seedlings are also welcome. Vending fees are $50. Cumberland-based businesses and local community groups are also invited to be part of the action and spend the day reaching out to new customers, volunteers, members and supporters. Local businesses or community group fees are only $25. Cumberland Cham-

“Everybody Comes To Tim’s” by Allison Williams – performed by the Nanaimo District Secondary Drama Department “Torn Rainbow or Sticks and Stone and Names May Break Me” by Vanier Secondary’s Lori Mazey This event is presented at no charge by CJC and its partners: Wachiay Friendship Centre, Comox Valley Multiculturalism and Immigrant Support Society, and ValleyLinks: Home of Volunteer Comox Valley and with nancial support from Department of Justice, Corrections Canada, “Victims of Crime Awareness Week”


8

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL – 100 YEARS

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

DR. LUI CARVALHO (above) fondly remembers Monsignor John Tunner, who preferred the name Father Tunner. Carvalho said Tunner brought smiles to the faces of countless St. Joseph’s General Hospital patients during his many years of daily hospital visits.

‘People person’ served many people at hospital CATHOLIC MONSIGNOR HELPED PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF RELIGION, COLOUR OR THEIR CULTURE Renee Andor Record Staff Monsignor John Tunner’s still-remembered contribution to St. Joseph’s General Hospital is one of many stories highlighted in the hospital’s Legacy Years campaign. The St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation encourages the Comox Valley community to send in commemorative stories detailing a special memory of the hospital with a donation in support of its centennial celebrations. Dr. Lui Carvalho, who spent 35 years working at St. Joseph’s, submitted the story of Monsignor Tunner, who was known here as Father Tunner. “I’ve met a lot of people of every kind of religion, any kind of culture and they still do talk about (Tunner) — he was the best thing that happened to them in hospital,” recalls Carvalho. “He had a joke for all of them, he was there every day, and was all together a people’s person, and his visits were instrumental in them getting better, I think.” Tunner was born in 1897 in Bethlehem, Pa. He came to the Comox Valley in 1945

after time spent as a priest in various other U.S. towns, five years as a U.S. Navy chaplain and time in northern Vancouver Island First Nations communities. He spent nearly 40 years here. Although Tunner was well-known as a priest in the Valley, he was also known, simply, for being a jovial and kind man, according to Carvalho. “He was an imposing figure, always wearing a collar and hat. He was always cheerful but had a loud booming voice,” says Carvalho. “I always think of him as a man of the people. He certainly did not drive a fancy car, but instead was known for his big, sensible American Buick sedan. He drove every day in all weather to visit and cheer all patients at the hospital.” Carvalho adds Tunner lived in a modest apartment, which illustrated the modest person he was. “A book on how to make cocktails, a box of Crunchie chocolate bars that he would

keep for the children who visited or who he gave Sunday school lessons to, and, in the background, a Philadelphia Eagles football game,” recalls Carvalho, who would visit Tunner at his apartment. Tunner was named the 1982 Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, and a quote from his acceptance speech, recorded in a newspaper clipping, demonstrates Tunner’s personality: “I didn’t like you people at first. I wanted to go back to Campbell River. But you treated me royally and I took you to heart.” Even after he retired, Tunner continued to visit hospital patients, and even after patients went home from hospital, he would continue to visit them, says Carvalho. He recalls Tunner taught one woman’s budgie bird to speak during his visits with her after she left St. Joseph’s. Carvalho notes the decision of which story to send to the Legacy Years was tough

because, “There are so many people that matter to the hospital” — and he couldn’t choose everybody. He says the nuns made a big impact. Then he considered the operating room aides, who he says are integral behind the scenes and are rarely recognized for their hard work. But, then Tunner popped into his head and he wanted to highlight the impact Tunner made on hospital patients and staff, Catholic and non-Catholic, during his time in the Valley. “Not only did he visit them every day, he was very jovial — never wanted to convert them or evangelize them. That wasn’t his idea,” recalls Carvalho. “And he did a lot for this community because he was recognized, not for his hospital visitations, but because he was such a well-known man. Everybody liked him.” Tunner passed away in 1984 at the age of 87, fittingly, in St. Joseph’s General Hospital. For more information on the Legacy Years campaign, visit www.cvhospitalfoundation. com, stop by the foundation office at the hospital or call 250-890-3046.

writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Immigrants focus on youth A NEW SIGN explains the significance of this anchor at the entrance to Marina Park in Comox.

Sign explains anchor history A heritage commemoration sign at the Comox Marina Park was unveiled recently. Situated by the large anchor at the Marina Park entrance, the sign explains the origin of the anchor and the story of the sailing vessel it came from, the King David. This tall ship, a British-registered threemasted steel ship, was wrecked at Nootka Sound in 1905. The anchor was recovered and arrived in Comox in April 1973. The sign was arranged by the Comox

Archives and Museum Society and paid through a donation from the Comox Valley branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association. The unveiling was attended by Mayor Paul Ives and Couns. Barbara Price and Maureen Swift. Assisting with the unveiling were Dave Kelly, Don Knight and Mike Kirkwood of the Royal Canadian Naval Association. The Town of Comox made and erected the sign stand. — Town of Comox

Dine out for life

Imagine you could help your community by simply dining out at one of your favourite local restaurants. On April 25, thousands of diners, foodies and friends will choose from some of the best (and most generous) restaurants on Vancouver Island, to help raise funds in support of AIDS Vancouver Island for the eighth annual Dining Out For Life. Make it a night to remember: Take your sweetie for a night on the town. Gather your friends together and fill up one of our participating restaurants. Treat the office to lunch. Try a new restaurant. Write on our wall and tell us where you will be dining on April 25. Do you have a favourite restaurant not on our list? Let us know. All proceeds raised from Dining Out For Life remain on Vancouver Island. We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our participating restaurants, which donate 25 per cent of their food sales on a single night. Last year, we raised more than $35,000 from restaurants and individual

The Immigrant Welcome Centre of the Comox Valley, in partnership with School District 71, is piloting a new program to the Comox Valley with a focus on youth. This program leverages youth enthusiasm for media, the desire for meaning and open discussion around issues that impact the community and the world. This new program, Meaningful Media Night (M&M Night) will bring together not only youth but interested members of the community, to participate in watching a meaningful movie and then discussing points of interest afterward. The idea behind this program is to provide an opportunity for diverse youth, with the support of caring

adults, to come together and share cross-cultural awareness. With a growing foreign-born population and a thriving First Nation community, this partnership hopes to open doors for all diversity to engage with one another in a new and meaningful way. This Thursday will be the first M&M Night at Lake Trail Middle School from 5 to 8 p.m. A screening of the documentary Bully, along with snacks, that will be followed by a lively discussion. All interested youth and community members must register by contacting Nina at 250-338 6359 or Nina. Poljak@ImmigrantWelcome.ca, as limited seats are available. — Immigrant Welcome Centre

FREE

Blower Ask us. Woodstoves & Fireplaces by

donations. Participating restaurants this year in the Comox Valley are: Atlas, Avenue, Breakwater, Mad Chef Café, Martine’s Bistro, Union Street Grill and Grotto and Zocalo Café. — AIDS Vancouver Island

SHEET METAL & HEATING LTD.

Since 1961

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

741 McPhee Ave., Courtenay

250-334-3621

Serving all of Vancouver Island Since 1987 Specializing in: x x x x x x x x

Shallow and deep foundation engineering Geotechnical and slope stability analysis Earth retention structures Braced excavation and anchor wall support Bearing capacity and settlement analysis Micro tremor surveys and earthquake engineering Rock fall hazard assessments Site development and ground improvements

x x x x

x x

Soil instrumentation and monitoring Coastal/Tsunami hazard analysis Shoreline revetments Marine structures including docks, bulkheads, land reclamation and terminal pavements Materials engineering and testing CCIL certified concrete testing laboratory

Ryzuk Geotechnical is proudly expanding our service in Northern Vancouver Island!!

Vote for protecting our farmland and building on our successes. Get the facts. Visit Don’s website

www.donmcrae.ca

On May 14, Vote for Don McRae Advance polls open May 8 to 11

Campaign Office 2085 Cliffe Ave.

Please contact us to see how we can help www.ryzuk.com Toll free: 1-800-249-7216

Authorized by Ben Vanderhorst, Financial Agent, 250 871 3353

250-871-3353

Today’s BC Liberals

9


10

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD



www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

DR. BEV SKWERNUIK of Mosaic Vision Care is working to establish a bursary to acknowledge students who celebrate their cultural heritage.

Donors give gift of learning For some students, receiving a bursary is the difference between going to college or not. But with just a little paperwork and a couple of phone calls, anyone can change the lives of prospective undergrads. One person attempting to do just that is Dr. Bev Skwernuik, who owns Mosaic Vision Care with her husband, Dr. Alex Kennedy. Skwernuik is establishing a bursary with the Comox Valley School District (SD71). “Creating a bursary is something I’ve been thinking about since moving here five years ago,” says Skwernuik. “It’s important to me to make a contribution toward the future of my community.” As the cost of post-secondary education escalates, so does the demand for scholarships and bursaries. Thankfully, notes SD71 treasurer Russell Horswill, who oversees the establishing of awards, Skwernuik is not alone in her philanthropy. “Every year we have numerous people come forward wanting to set up scholarships,” says Horswill. “This can take a couple of different forms, from a single payment each year that will go to a deserving student, to creating an endowment fund that we can manage. “We work with the contributors as to what their intent is for the scholarship and then come up with something that works for the students,” he adds. Bursaries have been established to remember loved ones, honour milestones and recognize special achievements, thereby encouraging those qualities in others. Mosaic Vision Care has a proud legacy of giving back to organizations as diverse as YANA, Dawn to Dawn and the Third World Eye Care Society. To learn more, visit www.mosaicvisioncare.com or call 250-334-9894. For more information on establishing a bursary, contact the school board office at 250-334-5500. — Mosaic Vision Care

cash rewards

Crimestoppers will pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in criminal activities in the Comox Valley.

CALL 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)

www.cvts.ca




www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ROXANNE’S rizes P r o o D Daily

$

Celebrating 36 Years

• New • New Brands Seas Shoe onal s

25

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS

of ate c i f i t r e C Gift

NCE CLEARATRE CEN ional dit d A n A e Sav

10%

April 24 - 28 • Wednesday to Sunday Make your selection then

PICK YOUR DISCOUNT Come join the fun! Complimentary Coffee, Tea & Goodies

15 – 50 %

%

off

Regular Price

Located in Comox Centre Mall

250-339-6133

www.roxannesfashions.com

Underwear!

11


12

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD Arts

& Entertainment



www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Expert song panel coming COMOX VALLEY-RAISED Troy Lucas and Carson Fry return with their sextet for Thursday night jazz at the Elks.

Native sons back with their horns Two weeks ago, 135 jazz aficionados were blown away by a scintillating performance by the Nanaimo Musicians’ Association Big Band. This week, the Georgia Straight Jazz Society tips its hat once more to Nanaimo talent when Troy Lucas and Carson Fry return to the Comox Valley with their sextet on April 25. Regulars will remember the great performance these guys put on last September when they played the 2012-13 season opener. Although Nanaimo-based these days, these two talented young musicians originate from the Comox Valley: another testament to the depth of our locally raised jazz talent and the contribution we make to the emerging jazz scene in Canada. The Everett-Fry-Lucas Sextet will showcase a “jazz through the ages” approach through the night, with arrangements of songs ranging from Miles Davis and the Birth of the Cool, through to ‘60s and ‘70s jazz with Herbie Hancock and Woody Shaw, as well as modern music written by contemporaries including Kurt Rosenwinkel and Chris Potter. When asked about returning to the Valley he commented, “Performing is something that has always been a great passion of mine. With theatre

experiences in local theatre groups such as Courtenay Little Theatre and Rainbow Youth Theatre I developed a passion for performing. “I was fortunate to receive excellent training from outstanding teachers and directors. I use what they taught me every time I step on the stage to perform.” Lucas met Carson Fry during high school at G.P. Vanier. They soon formed the band Onewaystreet and have continued to develop their music skills during the past six years. Fry is experienced in performing and recording in a variety of settings from military band, and many years with the Georgia Straight Big Band. The band also features Nick Everett on trumpet, James Karras on keyboard, Andrew Fraser on bass and Phill Toutant on drums. Showtime Thursday is at 7:30 p.m. at the Avalanche Bar and Lounge. ••• Tickets go on sale this week for the Tunnel Six concert on May 5 — the last Sunday concert for this season. For more information about the Georgia Straight Jazz Society and the balance of this season’s Thursday night performers, visit wwwgeorgiastraightjazz.com or visit the group on Facebook. — Georgia Straight Jazz Society

Do you want to: Write a song and have it produced by a major producer? Hang with super plugged in music industry reps from L.A., Toronto and Nashville? Learn about music and the law, publishing and your rights? Have a lot of fun and leave with a fully mixed CD of your song? Come to the Vancouver Island Music Business Conference from May 17 to 20 in Courtenay and meet all panellists including: • Brian Howes: Native of Courtenay, who has produced multimillion selling CDs for artists including Nickleback, Hinder, Daughtry, Hedley and Simple Plan; • Dan Hill:  Grammy Awardwinning songwriter and co-producer of Celine Dion’s recording of his song Seduces Me that sold over 30 million copies. • Garth Richardson: Cofounder of the NIMBUS School of Recording Arts has racked up hits engineering such acts as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Mötley Crüe, and producing Rage Against the Machine, Mudwayen and the Melvins; • Terry O’Brien: Education and outreach manager for the West Coast Division of SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Prior to joining SOCAN, Terry was VP and general manager of BMG Music Publishing Canada. • Ron Lapata: Warner Music, VP and A&R composer/lyricist and Juno 2001 and 2007 awardwinning producer for Jacksoul; • Ron Proulx: Arpix Music film and TV music supervisor with song placements in hit TV shows such as Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland and Flashpoint; • Ralph Murphy: Award-winning hit songwriter and publisher based in Nashville. Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and former president of the Nashville Songwriters Association. The race starts with a co-writing session, mentored by awardwinning songwriters who will work with each group to craft the song ensuring it’s ready for the recording session. Each producer will choose a song to record and all songs will be presented to an industry panel of professionals including pub-

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING Dan Hill is returning for another Vancouver Island Music Business Conference. lishers, radio program directors, music supervisors and representatives from Indie and major labels. There are limited spaces available for racers. Are you a solo artist or in a band and eager for a showcasing opportunity in front of industry professionals who can make a difference in your career? Are you a songwriter who wants to have your songs critiqued? VIMBC offers a variety of inter-active music career devel-

opment sessions which include artists management, touring, music publishing, marketing and promotion, music in film and TV and much more — four nights of live music, including an all-ages venue, all-star jams and huge networking opportunities in an intimate environment where the  focus is on you. For information, visit www. vimbc.com or call 250-339-1604. — Vancouver Island Music Business Conference

Jazz trio helping L’Arche Fine jazz, a huge array of auction items, great finger food and a cash bar combine for a magical spring evening on April 27 at the Florence Filberg Centre on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. This gala auction will support L’Arche Comox Valley’s plans to build apartments and a new Outreach and Creative Arts Centre for people with developmental disabilities. Comprised of Ralph Barrat on keyboard and vocals, Jim Chew on guitar and Jake Masri on trumpet and flugelhorn, Forbidden Jazz will delight all ages that evening by performing a wide variety of timeless jazz standards. Representing more than four decades of experience, their blend of voice, piano, brass and strings

will weave their collective magic through several sets of entertaining music. Replacing Grahame Edwards for this special performance is local favourite Barrat. Equally proficient as a jazz singer and keyboard player, Ralph has a voice that is warm and resonant, with the timbre of a Bobby Darin or Sinatra. Certificates for luxury resorts, airline tickets, adventure excursions, theatre passes, memorable meals, tools for the shop and garden, surprise baskets, treats and treatments for your pet friends, gifts to delight a sweetheart or a mother-in-law — all these and more will feature in the live and silent auction. This special collaboration with

Jim, Ralph and Jake promises the audience a casual evening of jazz you won’t want to miss. L’Arche Comox Valley has a residence for eight people in Courtenay where those with developmental disabilities and those accompanying them live in a family-like setting. It also operates a centre where people engage in creative work, obtain skill training and find volunteer, recreational or employment opportunities. The gala begins at 7 p.m. and goes till 10. Tickets are available at Laughing Oyster in Courtenay, Blue Heron in Comox and at the L’Arche Outreach Centre at 1001B Fitzgerald, by phoning 250-871-6288 and can be purchased at the door. — L’Arche Comox Valley

ALICE ON STAGE A young Alice Liddell (Tuesday Hofmann) rehearses with the Queen of Hearts (Susan Bradshaw) for the TheatreWorks finale production of the season. Forever Young Curiouser and Curiouser ‘Unmasked’ will perform April 25 to 27 at the NIDES Tsolum School campus (on the Old Island Highway just north of Courtenay). Photo courtesy of TheatreWorks


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Three choirs singing The Just in Time Vocal Jazz Choirs present their spring set, Near & Far, on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. at the Comox Pentecostal Church. Vocal Minority, the Jazzy Jems, and Unplugged are thrilled to be preparing to entertain you with compelling songs from across the musical spectrum. “We’ll be singing pop, gospel, swing, and Brazilian bossa in this program,” says director Wendy Nixon Stothert. “Vocally, we’ll be singing with a rich, lush, dark sound for a gospel number like Amazing Grace and quickly switch to a light, crisp and playful sound for our swinging rendition of Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens.” From fast to slow, high to low, simple to complex, loud to soft, smooth to bouncy, these choirs are a pleasure to watch and hear. Tickets are available at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay and Blue Heron Books in Comox. — Just in Time Vocal Jazz Choirs

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Best of the best

The Secret Garden

The 2013 Best of the Fest tour will be coming to town this Friday, bringing the winning films from the 16th annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival to Courtenay. The festival is focused on showcasing films of young Canadian active artists and athletes. The show takes place at North Island College’s Stan Hagen Theatre on April 26 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased at Blue Toque Sports at 120B Fifth Street in Courtenay or at the door. For further information, check out the festival website www.vimff.org or contact Blue Toque Sports at 250-871-0302. — Blue Toque Sports

FOUR STUNNING BALLETS will be presented April 27 by Ballet Victoria at the Sid Williams Theatre.

NEW MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE

PHOTO BY GORDON LEE

The magic of a garden brings life and beauty to more than flowers. Firmly rooted in the spirit and culture of the West Coast, Ballet Victoria’s The Secret Garden & Other Works, presented by the Sid Williams Theatre Society, takes the audience on a journey from the arid corners of one’s soul to the fruitful garden of hope and perseverance. Celebrate spring on April 27 with four fiercely stunning ballets. The show’s first half is comprised of three beautiful pieces. First is the worldfamous Pas D’Esclave,

an excerpt from Le Corsaire, about a pirate who falls in love with a slave girl and whisks her away from slavery to elope. The original ballet was first presented in Paris 1856, and is inspired by Lord Byron’s poem, with choreography by Ballet Master Marius Petipa and performed to the music of Adolphe Adam. The second piece, Noctilux, is a breathtaking duet choreographed by Bruce Monk to Claude Debussy’s Nocturne and inspired by the Northern Lights. White Waltz, by Vancouver’s Joe Laughlin, will finish the first half.

The piece was created on Ballet Victoria’s dancers with choreography set to Johan Strauss’ Blue Danube and one of Frederic Chopin’s nocturnes. This short ballet plays with the anticipation of the first snowfall, the beauty of a winter wonderland, and the memories they create. The show’s second half is a one-act ballet, The Secret Garden, about Mary, a young orphaned girl who joins her widowed uncle and his ailing son in their dark and dreary home. The adventurous girl soon discovers a secret garden and the key to unlocking their hearts. With some vibrant

13

new choreography, artistic director Paul Destrooper was inspired by Michael Shamata’s wonderful play when he created this ballet to Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio. Ballet Victoria: The Secret Garden & Other Works will be presented by the Sid Williams Theatre Society on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. For details, phone 250338-2430 or visit www. sidwilliamstheatre. com. — Sid Williams Theatre

Corporate Memberships: designed to fit the business owner or corporate individual

Young Adult Memberships: ages 19-39 golf for as little as $425* (*Includes first year’s initiation & first month’s dues.)

See website for more details or call

250-923-3673 • 18 Hole Golf Course • Driving Range • Licensed Restaurant 300 McGimpsey Road, Campbell River, BC

www.storeycreek.bc.ca

Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 21 - 27

Information Session Vessel Replacement Strategy

BC Ferries representatives will be on hand to discuss plans for replacement of the Queen of Burnaby. Story boards explaining strategy, design concepts and timelines for new vessels will be supplemented with a Question & Answer period. An information session will be held from 12 pm to 2 pm on: Wednesday, May 1, 2013: Crown Isle Golf Resort People unable to attend this information session who would like to learn more about vessel replacement can visit www.bcferries.com beginning Monday, April 22, 2013. Details can be found there along with an email address for submitting your input. For more info: Peter Simpson, Director, Fleet Operations Strategy peter.simpson@bcferries.com

Thank you! for your dedication, spirit and enthusiasm! We couldn’t do it without you!

Courtenay Recreation http://www.courtenay.ca/recreation.aspx

Lewis Centre

250-338-5371 250-338-5371

The LINCFilberg Centre 250-334-8138 250-338-1000


SPORTS

Comox Valley Skating Club athletes take early lead in Super Series -- SEE PAGE 15

14

Vanier Towhees finish fourth at Island 7-aside boys rugby tournament

- SEE PAGE 16

COMOX VALLEY RECORD ♦ SPORTS EDITOR: EARLE COUPER ♦ TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

Sharks selected for B.C. team

CVAC SHARKS SWIMMERS Jordan Ryan and Brooke Lamoureux have earned spots on the Provincial swim team.

Two Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks have been selected to the provincial swim team. On April 17-21, Jordan Ryan and Brooke Lamoureux were chosen to train and compete for Team BC at the Prospects West Training Camp and TriMeet in Kamloops. They both made spots on the team selected by Team BC coach Vince Mikuska. The annual camp brings together the best 13-16 year old swimmers from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The lead coach for the camp was former Canadian head coach and coach of multiple Olympians, Dave Johnson, who currently is

the head coach of the Cascade Swim Club in Calgary. Head Olympic coach Randy Bennett was also in attendance the first two

spoke about starts, turns and breakouts. Eugene Liang also of CSI and the Vancouver National Swim Centre led the dryland,

They both made spots on the team select❝ ed by Team BC coach Vince Mikuska. The annual camp brings together the best 13-16 year old swimmers from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

days. Olympian Alec Page of Island Swimming was the guest national team swimmer, along with national medalist Eric Hedlin. There was a great lineup of sport science speakers: Dr. Allan Wrigley of the Canadian Sport Institute

Carl Nienhuis of the University of the Fraser Valley led the mental performance piece and Shane Esau, physiologist, was on hand to present on hydration and personal management. This year’s Team BC coaches were Rod Barratt

(UVic-PCS), Brad Dalke (Kamloops Classics), Peter Wilkins (Kelowna Aqua Jets) and Emil Dimitrov (Liquid Lightning). The competition between provinces was fierce, and Team BC placed second overall, missing top spot by only 2-½ points. Ryan and Lamoureux were backed by a strong cheering team back in the Comox Valley as the local club raced at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. Stay tuned for results and watch online at www. sharks.bc.ca as several Sharks travel to the Wavemaker meet in Victoria next weekend. – Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks

Stubbs top male mogul freestyle skier in B.C. Peter Stubbs finished the 2012/13 freestyle ski season as the top male mogul skier for B.C. with a first-place ranking for the season and winning the Provincial Mogul Grand Prix award. The Comox Valley skier had an outstanding season with many personal bests. He narrowly missed the podium at the Canadian Junior Nationals recently held at Apex Resort, posting a fourth-place finish in both single moguls and dual moguls in a field of 24 skiers. Stubbs went on to take two gold medals at the B.C. Timber Tour Championships at Silver Star in single and dual moguls on March 22-24. Stubbs finished his season at the Canadian Senior National Mogul Championships at Val St Come, Quebec, at the end of March. Competing against Canada’s best mogul skiers, Stubbs laughs and says he had a great day; “I beat Olympian Alexander Bilodeau in my single

PETER STUBBS SKIING the moguls at the Apex Nor-Am contest February 2013. mogul run.” Bilodeau landed back seat off the first jump and was deducted by the judges for the error, finishing 39th. Stubbs said it was a

Outlaws win first game of provincials

tough course, and warm weather and mushy snow made it a challenge for every skier. Stubbs said his turns were just not there as he

Earle Couper Record Staff

The Mainstream Outlaws defeated the Richmond Red Devils 5-4 on penalty kicks on April 14 to advance to the quarter-finals of Provincial Cup play. The Mid-Island Women’s

finished 22nd in a field of 45 skiers. After more than 140 days on snow, two Nor-Ams, one Canadian Selection, one Canadian Series, two B.C.

Soccer League reps met the Burnaby Selects of the Metro Women’s Soccer League this past Sunday at Burnaby Central School, with result unavailable at press time. Semifinals go April 27-28 and the final is May 11. In the first round of cup play, the Red Devils (Metro

Timber Tour Events, one Junior National and one Senior National, Stubbs is done skiing for this year. “It’s time to hit the books and get my Grade 12 fin-

Women’s Soccer League) dominated most of the play and led 2-0 at the half. By the 25th minute of the second half the Outlaws had reeled off four unanswered goals to lead 4-2. The Outlaws, from Campbell River, were unable to hold on and gave up two goals in

ished,” he said. Stubbs says his teachers and school have been very supportive during the season but now it’s countdown to graduation.

the last five minutes of play… including the equalizer in the dying seconds of injury time. The teams played two 15-minute overtime halves with no goals to be had. The game was then decided in a shootout where the Outlaws were victorious. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com


SPORTS

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Valley skaters off to an early lead in Super Series Shayna Usipuik has won the first event of the 2013-2014 Super Series of Figure Skating. Shayna took the gold in the Pre-Juvenile U14 event at Vancouver Island Skate International (VISI) in Parksville, making her the early leader for the new season. Several other skaters also represented Comox Valley Skating Club (CVSC) at VISI, including Anna Purich and Quinn Smits in Star One,

this was six-year-old Quinn’s first competition, Aaliyah Melanson, Claire Brown and Elizabeth Van Horne-Wall, In Star Two, Joel Blackburn in Star Three, Emma Cullen in Pre-Juvenile U11, Jade Paganelli Juvenile, Jane Schaffhauser Senior Bronze, and Meghan Taylor in Novice. Elizabeth Van Horne-Wall achieved her second consecutive Gold Level, and Claire Brown competing in

a higher age category achieved her second consecutive Silver Level. The Comox Valley Skating Club’s Spring Session will run until May 16, after which the skaters will take a break before beginning Summer Training. We are very fortunate in being able to arrange for our competitive skaters to do all or part of their summer training with like minded athletes in very high

level training camps. Meghan will train with Tina Leininger in Vancouver, Jade will train with Brian Orser in Toronto, and Peyton Meiers will train in Edmonton with Ravi Walia, coach of Canadian Champion Kaetlyn Osmond. For a full list of results from this competition and Super Series standings, go to skatinginbc.com.

CVSC offers ongoing registration, so if you would like to give skating a try before making a longer commitment,

the final three weeks of the Spring Session might be what you are looking for. For information on

15

skating programs with the Comox Valley Skating Club, go to comoxvalleyskatingclub.ca. — CV Skating Club

CORRECTION The article in the Thursday, April18 Record sports “Chimo gymnasts among best in B.C.’ omitted the name of one of the local competitors. Competing in the P2 Novice category, Josee Jalbert, placed fourth overall: second on floor, sixth on bars and eighth on beam. The Record regrets the omission.

COMOX VALLEY SKATING Club members (left to right): Front row Anna Purich, Quinn Smits, Aaliyah Melanson. Back row - Jade Paganelli, Shayna Usipuik, Claire Brown, Meghan Taylor, Elizabeth Van Horen-Wall, Jane Schaffhauser, Joel Blackburn, Emma Cullen.

traffiC interruption in Courtenay/Comox Please be advised of traffic disruptions in your area.

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

3803

BC Hydro Community Relations, Vancouver Island Phone: 250 755 4713 Email: vancouverisland.communityrelations@bchydro.com


16

SPORTS

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Crown Isle ladies enjoy sun

VANIER TOWHEES’ DECLAN Garrood is tackled by Oak Bay’s Graeme Battigelli during the Island high school rugby 7s tournament at Centennial Stadium at the University of Victoria. PHOTO BY SHARON TIFFIN/BLACK PRESS

Towhees fourth at 7s Record Staff The Vanier Towhees senior boys placed fourth at the Vancouver Island 7-aside Rugby Championships, played April 14 at UVic’s Centennial Stadium. The Towhees dropped a 19-15 decision to the Oak Bay Barbarians in the bronze medal match. The Shawnigan Lake

Stags won the Radu Shield in the final, defeating SMUS Blue Jaguars 31-7. The top four teams – Shawnigan, St. Mikes, Oak Bay and Vanier – all qualify for the high school boys’ rugby sevens provincials April 27-28 at UBC. Brentwood finished fifth at the Island 7s, Cowichan was sixth, Shawnigan Lake’s B

squad was seventh and Ladysmith was eighth. The Glenlyon Norfolk School Gryphons took down the Pacific Christian School Pacers 24-12 for ninth place. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

The Crown Isle Ladies Club spent a glorious sunny day on the golf course last week then were treated to a delicious lunch. Many thanks to Jan and Jane for coordinating all our social functions. The team game was 1 best net ball on #1, 2 best net balls on #2, 3 best net ball on #3 and then back to #1 again. Tied for first low net was Team 1 of Maggie McLean (she was awesome), Ev Shaw, Brenda Barrigan and Donna Cunliffe (luckily there is no “i” in team) and Team 2 of Pat Johnson, Joanne Meyer, May Mitchell and Linda Foreman. Second low net Katy Macaulay (our fearless leader and captain), Judy Alcroft, Jan MacFarlane and Judy Constantino (welcome to Crown Isle.) Lots of birdies: #12 Katy Macaulay, #16 Margaret Forgeron, #5 May Mitchell and #7 Linda Foreman, #5 and #15 Raelene Robertson. The best on par 5s (handicap 25 plus) was Jean Wharton. KPs: #12 Judy Poulliot and #4 Raelene Robertson (our great rules co-chairmen). I can’t encourage ladies enough to join in on the fun on Tuesday morning. Great golf, great camaraderie and great golf course facility. Come on ladies, get out of your comfort zone and join us. – Crown Isle Ladies Golf

Steel Cable 2000lb ....................Sale $36

00

Nylon Strap 1200lb ...................Sale $2800

Call Welcome Wa Wagon if you are … New to the Com Comox Valley: Penny 250-70 250-703-0709 250-336-2275 Charissa 250-3

Nylon Strap 2000lb ...................Sale $3400

Twenty ladies braved the rain and cold for the first 18-hole round of the 2013 Sunnydale Ladies golf season on April 2. Sharon Littler won low gross with a score of 98 followed by Trish Heyland and Lois Westbrook, both scoring 103, and third was Marlene Gerrie with 106. First low net score with a 77 was Chris Annand followed by Susie Currie and Barb Dixon with 79 and third was Becky Kenner with 82. Sharon Littler and Chris Annand shared low putt honours with 31 each and Marlene Gerrie aced the hole with the longest putt on #9. KP on #5 was shared by Vicki Bombini and Sharon Littler. Welcome to new member Barb Dixon. Please try to sign up by Friday for the next week’s play...hopefully the weather will be more agreeable and scores lower. Remember to sign

12V with Remote Control

up in the clubhouse for the official Opening Day scramble and luncheon meeting on April 30. – Sunnydale Ladies Golf

Blue skies

The Comox Ladies Tuesday League played a round on a pristine course under blue skies with a Snowbird display for entertainment on April 16. Low gross: Nancy Newton 92, Nancy Riva 92, Sharon Crowe 95, Pat Everett 98. Low net: Jean Kirby 74, Linda Verdenhalven 79, Grace Coulter 80, Linda Baker 80, Pat

Belanger 81, Peg Runquist 82, Yvonne Baker 82. Hole prizes: Tee Box - closest to the bucket #1/10 (all) - Jean Kirby. Looney Rama - KP, low handicap, #4/13 - Sharon Crowe. Panago Pizza - KP, low handicap, #5/14 - Nancy Riva. Playtime Gaming - longest putt, all, #6/15 Linda Callender. Petrie Golf - KP, high handicap, #7/16 - no winner. $12 - longest putt (all) #8/17 - Jean McCrea. Playtime Gaming - KP, high handicap, #9/18 Pat Belanger. Members who are interested in match play, please sign up by May 7. – Comox Ladies Golf

MayDay Appliance Service When your appliance leaves you stranded call MayDay

Service, Repair & Installation of Major Home Appliances

250-702-4829

COME CELEBRATE OUR

ANNIVERSARY Sat. Apr. 27 IN-STORE DISCOUNTS 9AM-4PM 20% OFF

SALMON, HALIBUT, STEELHEAD FISHING SUPPLIES

BBQ PIG ROAST!

2000lb ............................................$8995

YAMAHA PARTS

PARKSVILLE’S

WAKEBOARD, SKI, TUBES & WATER SPORT CENTRE!

DOOR PRIZES

Come Meet

SAVE TAX! 15% OFF ALL

REGULAR PRICED PARTS & ACCESSORIES

ONE DAY ONLY!

15% OFF PARTS, 10% OFF LABOUR BOOKED ON THAT DAY

INTERSTATE TRUCKLOAD BATTERY SALE!

1 Ton ...............................................$24

95

SALES • SERVICE • PARTS • ACCESSORIES

2 Ton ...............................................$3495

1300 SPRINGHILL RD., PARKSVILLE

1300

New Bab Baby: Charissa 250-3 250-336-2275

www.welcomewagon.ca www.welcomew

SD starts

SUPPLIER REPS ON SITE

Steel Cable 1200lb ....................Sale $2900

Have you called Welcome Wagon yet?

PAR FOR THE COURSE

250-947-9666

Ken & Bev

250-338-7666 www.ace-central.com

3573 South Island Highway • Courtenay 1 Mile South of Wal-Mart

www.parksvilleboathouse.com


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

s i h T day s e n d e W

Y N A K PIC UTS of MEAT TED C

C SPECIALLY SELE

S PACKAGE

Rib Grilling Steak

Selected

6

Family Pack, 15.41 per kg

99

Earthbound Farm

for BC Grown “No.1”

6

f

GRAD

E

B ia n e e

2$

AA

anad

5oz

Fres

hC

Organic Clamshell Salads

Jumbo White or Brown Mushrooms

1

4.39 per kg

99 per lb

Quality Foods

Butter

Delissio

454gr

Pizza 811-931gr

3

Buy any

4

99

a

13.76 $ value

Visit DoSomeGood.ca for Details

Friulano Cheese 500gr

each

3 $

per lb

Saputo

Lay’s Family Size Potato Chips 270gr

99

www.qualityfoods.com

17

6

99 each

and receive a

FREE PEPSI 12x355ml

for

7

77

plus applicable fees

Prices in effect April 22 - 28, 2013 For Store Locations & Hours, Please Visit www.qualityfoods.com


18

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Sirloin Tip Oven Roast

Prime Rib Oven Roast 15.41 per kg

Family Pack, 8.80 per kg

Fres

hC

AA

anad

E

99

99 3

Fres

AA

hC

PER

f

lb

GRAD

per lb

anad

E

B ia n e e

f

6 GRAD

B ia n e e

Sirloin Tip Steak

Fresh Whole Pork Tenderloin

Family Pack, 9.46 per kg

11.00 per kg

29 4

Fres

GRAD

anad

f

hC

AA

PER

E

B ia n e e

Glenwood

Corned Beef Brisket Per Package

10,000

Q

T-Fal QF# 84

899,000

OFF

Riedel Glasses

• 5 cones for a great choice of food preparation needs

Q-Points

In Effect April 22 - 28, 2013

284ml

Danone

Wong Wing Won Ton Soup 426ml

Idahoan

99

¢ Betty Crocker

Hamburger or Tuna Helper

Potatoes 113-114gr

158-233gr

5000

99

4

2$ for

Rice A Roni 177-227gr

3$5 99¢ for

2$4

650-750gr

WOW!

for

Danone

Coolision or Petit Danino Yogurt

6x60gr

2$4 for

PAGE 2 04.22.2013

99

¢

Danone

Creamy or Silhouettes Yogurt

Fancy Rice

1.41lt

3000

4

Shake ’n Bake Coating Mix

Pine Sol Liquid Cleaner

750ml

16x100 or 8x93ml

Kraft

113-192gr

3500

Toilet Duck Liquid Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Comox ❖ Port Alberni ❖ Powell River Qualicum Foods ❖ Courtenay

Yogurt or Danino Go

Money’s

Mushrooms

680gr

3000

UPSTAIRS INSIDE QUALITY FOODS IN:

Easy Meal Solutions!

Wong Wing Egg Rolls

454gr

40

%

Express slicing, grating and shredding in a unique compact design - fresh food fast!

Fresh Express

points

Wong Wing Egg Roll or Won Ton Covers

lb

NEW TO OUR REDEMPTIONS

bonus

3000

PER

lb

Bonus Q-Points

99 4


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

19

Sunrise Farms

Fresh Center Cut Boneless Pork Loin Roast

• Free Run • Grain Fed

8.80 per kg

3

Fresh Whole or Split Chicken Breasts Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

3

Locally Raised BC Poultry

99 per lb

49 PER

lb

Janes

Schneiders

Outlaw Beef Burgers 2.27kg

12 99 4

PubStyle Chicken

99 each

each

Grimm’s

Smokies & Classic Rings 375-450gr

each

8

2$

Olymel

Sliced Bacon

for

500gr

Olymel

Wieners 450gr

Choose from • • • • •

PACKAGES

144’s

Tea

40-72’s

3

99

for

8

Bonus Q-Points

FRESH

Rocky Mountain

Ribs

600-750gr, Each

10,000

Q

points

bonus

Maruchan Yakisoba 111-113gr

Dad’s

Cookies 600gr

3

Snowcrest

Frozen Fruit Selected, 600gr

99

Breyers Classic

Rich & Creamy Frozen Dessert 1.66lt

Hershey’s

Ice Cream & Dessert Topping 284ml

3

99

The Original Brand

Creamsicle, Fudgsicle or Revello 12x60ml

3500 Asian Family Cooking Wine 500ml

3500 Taipan Rice Vinegar 360ml

5000 Woolite by Zero Liquid Laundry Detergent 473ml

Tetley

Tea

20-24’s

2$5 for

6

2$

375-454gr

and more...

99 Tetley

for

Potstickers & Sizzlers

amily Favourites! F s u o l u b Fa

Orange Pekoe Tea

4

2$

Siwin Foods

Bone-in Chicken Thighs • Canadian Stewing Beef Hertel’s Locally Made Sausages • Center Cut Boneless QF Platinum Angus Extra Lean Ground Beef Pork Loin Chops Lean Ground Sirloin Beef Patties (Made Instore) Lean Ground Bison

Tetley

PAGE 3 04.22.2013

99 8

800-907gr

3

5 3

99 2$ for

99

5000 Tide Washing Machine Cleaner 3x75gr

7500


5 10 575 2

5Per$fect D3ay$ 20 Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

6 99 4

Goldfish Baked Snack Crackers

600gr

180-227gr

99 Campbell’s

Campbell’s

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Tomato Soup

12x284ml

5

for

6

890ml

5

99

Green Giant

Frozen Vegetables 750gr

2

2

99

5

2

Eggo Waffles

680gr

99

Kellogg’s

Just Right, Two Scoops Raisin Bran or Vector Cereal

Green Giant

Valley Selections Vegetables

Kellogg’s

Corn Pops, Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops or Krave Cereal

300-500gr

¢

for

5 Elias

3

400-625gr

Mini-Wheats Cereal

312-445gr

2$

3

Kellogg’s

430-510gr

3

99

99

Skippy

Peanut Butter

Unpasteurized Honey

500-750gr

1kg

Ocean’s

3

6

99 Pasta

Stoned Wheat Thins

Crackers

Wild Sockeye Salmon

700-900gr

Shredded Natural Cheese 170-180gr

Unico

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

2$

Saputo

4 Bari

Unico

340gr

500gr

796ml

99

5

Lasagne, Manicotti, Canneloni or Jumbo Shells

3$

250-500gr

for

5

Ocean Spray

Gatorade

Cocktail or 100% Juice Blend

3

for

3lt

2

99

2

99

Granola Bars

6x591ml

4$

Kraft

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

for

Kraft

100% Romano or Parmesan Romano Asiago Cheese Shredded, 200gr

4

99

4

99

5

3

99 Hunt’s

3

99

4$ for

Hunt’s

Olivieri

680ml

333gr

Tomato Sauce

Thick & Rich Pasta Sauce

5

4

160-230gr

3$

99 99

¢

Plus Applicable Fees

99

for

Plus Applicable Fees

Olivieri - Made with NATURAL Pasta Ingredients!

2$ for

Stouffer’s

Olivieri

Olivieri

350-360gr

600ml

5

Nested Pasta Pasta & Cooking or Lasagna Sheets Sauce

Garlic Bread

680ml

¢

3

99

5

Nature Valley

Perform Thirst Quencher

Tomatoes

Ricotta Cheese

Mozzarellissima Ball

5

99

540ml

400gr

99

for

600gr

213gr

5

3$

Unico

99

Unico

E.D. Smith

500ml

Vegetable Oil 3lt

99

Triple Fruits Spread

Unico

99

48’s

6

99

e H t s o a m T l e a ! e R g n i r B

170gr

3

for

500gr

475ml

99

2$

Kellogg’s

Corn Flakes Cereal

99

Simply Steam Vegetables

Natural Sliced Cheese

Mayonnaise

Kraft

Salad Dressing

114-264gr

12x284ml

Helping you Kraft a great meal! Kraft

925gr

Green Giant

Armstrong

Hellmann’s

Ocean’s

4$

Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup

99

425ml

Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna in Water

Cafe Instant Coffee Beverage Mix

226-250gr

Barbecue Sauce

for

Original Roast Ground Coffee

6

Campbell’s

12x284ml

Bull’s Eye

2$

5

Kellogg’s

Maxwell House

99

2$ for

and you will find a PIN number that will entitle you to a free breakfast item! Maxwell House

Pepperidge Farm

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013 21

Purchase any specially marked Kellogg’s Cereal

Triple Q-Points This Wednesday April 24th Armstrong

4

2$

5

Bistro Crustini

2$ for

5 3

99

Olivieri

$

Tortellini Pasta 2x225-250gr

5


5 10 575 2

5Per$fect D3ay$ 20 Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

6 99 4

Goldfish Baked Snack Crackers

600gr

180-227gr

99 Campbell’s

Campbell’s

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Tomato Soup

12x284ml

5

for

6

890ml

5

99

Green Giant

Frozen Vegetables 750gr

2

2

99

5

2

Eggo Waffles

680gr

99

Kellogg’s

Just Right, Two Scoops Raisin Bran or Vector Cereal

Green Giant

Valley Selections Vegetables

Kellogg’s

Corn Pops, Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops or Krave Cereal

300-500gr

¢

for

5 Elias

3

400-625gr

Mini-Wheats Cereal

312-445gr

2$

3

Kellogg’s

430-510gr

3

99

99

Skippy

Peanut Butter

Unpasteurized Honey

500-750gr

1kg

Ocean’s

3

6

99 Pasta

Stoned Wheat Thins

Crackers

Wild Sockeye Salmon

700-900gr

Shredded Natural Cheese 170-180gr

Unico

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

2$

Saputo

4 Bari

Unico

340gr

500gr

796ml

99

5

Lasagne, Manicotti, Canneloni or Jumbo Shells

3$

250-500gr

for

5

Ocean Spray

Gatorade

Cocktail or 100% Juice Blend

3

for

3lt

2

99

2

99

Granola Bars

6x591ml

4$

Kraft

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

for

Kraft

100% Romano or Parmesan Romano Asiago Cheese Shredded, 200gr

4

99

4

99

5

3

99 Hunt’s

3

99

4$ for

Hunt’s

Olivieri

680ml

333gr

Tomato Sauce

Thick & Rich Pasta Sauce

5

4

160-230gr

3$

99 99

¢

Plus Applicable Fees

99

for

Plus Applicable Fees

Olivieri - Made with NATURAL Pasta Ingredients!

2$ for

Stouffer’s

Olivieri

Olivieri

350-360gr

600ml

5

Nested Pasta Pasta & Cooking or Lasagna Sheets Sauce

Garlic Bread

680ml

¢

3

99

5

Nature Valley

Perform Thirst Quencher

Tomatoes

Ricotta Cheese

Mozzarellissima Ball

5

99

540ml

400gr

99

for

600gr

213gr

5

3$

Unico

99

Unico

E.D. Smith

500ml

Vegetable Oil 3lt

99

Triple Fruits Spread

Unico

99

48’s

6

99

e H t s o a m T l e a ! e R g n i r B

170gr

3

for

500gr

475ml

99

2$

Kellogg’s

Corn Flakes Cereal

99

Simply Steam Vegetables

Natural Sliced Cheese

Mayonnaise

Kraft

Salad Dressing

114-264gr

12x284ml

Helping you Kraft a great meal! Kraft

925gr

Green Giant

Armstrong

Hellmann’s

Ocean’s

4$

Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup

99

425ml

Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna in Water

Cafe Instant Coffee Beverage Mix

226-250gr

Barbecue Sauce

for

Original Roast Ground Coffee

6

Campbell’s

12x284ml

Bull’s Eye

2$

5

Kellogg’s

Maxwell House

99

2$ for

and you will find a PIN number that will entitle you to a free breakfast item! Maxwell House

Pepperidge Farm

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013 21

Purchase any specially marked Kellogg’s Cereal

Triple Q-Points This Wednesday April 24th Armstrong

4

2$

5

Bistro Crustini

2$ for

5 3

99

Olivieri

$

Tortellini Pasta 2x225-250gr

5


22

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Freybe

Freybe

Smoked Bavarian Ham

Authentic Smoked Beef Bottom Round

or Continental

Traditional Irish Smoked Ham

1

Our Own Fresh Cooked Turkey Breast

2 8

99

69

per 100gr

per 100gr

10 Piece

Deli Sandwiches & Wraps

Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

Each

points

bonus

Castello Rosenborg Mellow Blue Cheese 125gr

7500

Cheese Slices

for

160-200gr

383gr

Kraft Cracker Barrel Cheese 200gr

2000

Grilled Panini Sandwich Assorted

each

8

Shredded Alexis de Portneuf

2

Belle Creme Triple Cream Brie

Asiago

69

per 100gr

2

1

99

per 100gr

per 100gr

Fresh Instore Made

2$

Saputo

Pillsbury Apple Turnovers

3500

1

88

5000

Q

• Local B.C. Pork • Lactose & Gluten Free • No Added MSG • No Growth Promotants

69

Cow’s Milk Feta

69 per 100gr

4

99 Each

Available at Select Stores

Medium

Beef Chop Suey

8

95

Medium

Chow Mein ................. Medium

Szechuan Beef ...... Small

Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls ..........

595 895 595

Serving Suggestions

Aquafresh Toothpaste Selected, 90ml

1500 Mennen Speed Stick Deodorant

Wild Sockeye Salmon 6oz Portion

Weather Permitting

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Selected, 70gr

2500

Lady Speed Stick Invisible Anti-Perspirant Selected, 45gr

2500

Swiffer Liquid Wet Jet Multipurpose Cleaner

for

1.25lt

3500 Cascade Action Pacs Citrus Breeze, 25ʼs

S.O.S. Soap Pads 18ʼs

3000

Fresh Hand Peeled Shrimp

2

99

per 100gr

Fresh Halibut Steak

2

49 PER

100gr

Large 10/20 Size

Digby Scallops Frozen or Previously Frozen

3

69 per 100gr

PAGE 6 04.22.2013

5000

5

2$


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

Hoagie Buns

White or 60% Whole Wheat Bread

4$ for

23

5

2

49 6 Pack

Bonus Q-Points Bakery Fresh

Assorted Muffins

99 2

Bakery Fresh

3 Korn Bread

each

99 7

Bakery Fresh

Old Fashioned Donuts

9” Apple Crumble Pie

99 2 8 Pack

Oroweat

Bread

Oroweat

Cream Puffs

Muffins

680gr

6’s

9

Double Layer Chocolate or Vanilla Cake

99

2.95lt

Silk’n Soft

Bamboo & Cotton Bathroom Tissues

99 4

Echoclean

3 Ply Premium Softness 12’s

77 Earth Day April 22 Sunflower Seeds

49

¢ PER

100gr

All Natural Products Assorted Sizes

2 $5 for

Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Chocolate Pretzels

225gr

2 $5 for

Bread or Bagels Selected, 430-615gr or 5’s

99 2 Nuts To You

Organic Peanut Butter 500gr

99 4

6ʼs

3500 Dempsterʼs Cinnamon Raisin Bread 680gr

Love Grown Foods

Oat Clusters & Love Granola

340gr

2 $5 for

R.W. Knudsen

Just Fruit Juice

Selected, 946ml Plus Applicable Fees

99 4

Quality Fresh Family Favourites Trail or Manhattan Mix

Hold the Salt Pumpkin Seeds

225-250gr

Natural Shelled, 350gr

2 $5 for

Dempsterʼs Everything Flavour Bagels

Olafsonʼs Pita Pockets

5

for

points Q

bonus

5000

2$

Silver Hills

Liquid Laundry Soap

WOW!

PAGE 7 04.22.2013

WOW

for

5,000

6ʼs

Your Choice!

V.I.P.

SCAN THIS SPECIAL QR (QUICK RESPONSE) CODE WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE FOR A LIST OF GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS

4

2 $5

6 Pack, Each

Quality Fresh

99 4

5000 Whiskas Dry Cat Food 1kg

3000 Pedigree Vitality + Dog Food 2kg

3500 Oskri Organic Bar 53-56gr

3000 Pedigree Healthy Vitality Food for Dogs 380gr

1000 Nuts to You Organic Tahini 250gr

5000

Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake 414-438gr

10,000


24

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Drop in between 4:00 AND 6:00 PM for a fresh

Thisesday n d e W

NEW APPY SPECIAL!

Peru “Premium”

Extra Large

Extra Large

1

Hawaiian “Dole”

Super Sweet Pineapple

2 3 Pack Quality Foods

Pepper Pack

FLOR

AL

2

12

1

each

BC Grown “Hot House”

FLORAL Little Beauties in a Polka Dot Pail

99

7

each

99

each

Beefsteak Tomatoes 3.73 per kg

ORG

ANIC

1

California “Driscoll’s”

Organic Strawberries

for

7

“Photos for presentation purposes only”

MON.

TUES.

22

23

7 DAYS OF SAVINGS – APRIL WED.

THUR.

FRI.

SAT.

SUN.

24

25

26

27

28

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES

Qualicum Foods - 705 Memorial 752-9281 Port Alberni - 2943 10th Ave. 723-3397 Nanoose Bay - 2443 Collins Cr. 468-7131 Parksville - 319 E. Island Hwy. 954-2262 Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. 287-2820 Powell River – 4871 Joyce Ave. (604) 485-5481

California ‘Andy Boy”

69

Fresh Romaine Lettuce

per lb

ORGANIC

Clamshell

2$

99 per lb

Green Beans

Extra Large

each

4.39 per kg

California Fresh

99 4”

Thanks a Bunch Bouquet

99

Red Globe Grapes

C ORGANI 1pt

3.28 per kg

49

per lb

99 O

N RGA

¢

each

IC

Mexican “Hass Variety”

Organic Avocadoes

Earthbound Farm

Basket Organic

Grape Tomatoes

2$ for

3$

6

for

Email Address: customerservice@qualityfoods.com Nanaimo – Beban Plaza – 2220 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo – Harewood Mall – 530 5th St. Nanaimo – Northridge Village – 5800 Turner Rd. Comox Valley – 2275 Guthrie Rd. Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue

www.qualityfoods.com AppyHour.ca

758-3733 754-6012 756-3929 890-1005 331-9328

4




25 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com. A25

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Comox Valley Record Tue, Apr 23, 2013

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Your community. Your classifieds.

TOLL FREE

1-855-310-3535

fax 250.338.5568 email classified@comoxvalleyrecord.com

$2998 plus tax

BONUS! We will upload your ad to

SELL YOUR STUFF!

Choose any: Black Press Community Newspapers!

(99¢ extra lines) Runs till it sells, up to 8 weeks!

Add any other paper for only $9.99 each +tax

Private Party Merchandise Ad 1" PHOTO + 5 LINES

2

FREE! Ask us for more info.

LEADER PICTORIAL C

O

W

I

C

H

A

N

N

E

W

S

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUNERAL HOMES

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

On the morning of April 12, 2013 our dear mother and grandmother,

Barbara Mary Sedgwick (nee Oxley)

:PVS$PNNVOJUZ  :PVS$MBTTJmFET 

passed away. Mum was born to Charles Alfred and Dorothy Agnes (nee Reed) on March 2, 1923 in Altrincham, England. She never really knew her dad who died at a very young age. Dorothy, (Nan) raised and had Mum schooled at Fylde Lodge School for Girls in Stockport, Cheshire. Through the war years and until 1949 Mum was a Land Girl in the Women’s Land Army. It was during that time that she worked on Elswick Farm in Mellor where she met Donald Wilkinson Sedgwick. They were married on May 18, 1949. On May 27, 1952, Mum and Pop, with their two young sons, Clive and Neil, set sail for Canada on the Empress of France. They arrived on June 3rd, Pop’s birthday and ultimately settled in Ottawa where Mum worked for several years for the RCMP. Just over thirty years later, in July of 1984, Mum and Pop pulled up stakes and moved across the country to Vancouver Island where they built a new home in Union Bay in the Comox Valley. Tom Davis, Bampa to Clive and Neil, who had come to Canada with Nan, crossed the country with them. Mum and Pop eventually left Union Bay but remained in the Comox Valley taking up residence in Courtenay. Mum’s hobbies, stamp collecting, gardening, bird watching, were simple in concept but she was thorough in her pursuit of them. She became an accomplished and knowledgeable gardener who could coax stunning floral displays wherever her hands touched the soil, whether it was in her gardens in Ottawa and Union Bay, the flowers in the reclaimed ditches along the Island Highway in Union Bay, or her smaller gardens in Courtenay where, just when Mum became ill, her cheery daffodils were just coming into bloom. Mum loved every opportunity to birdwatch – she bought her first pair of binoculars in Ottawa; it did not take Mum long to become involved with other birdwatchers and naturalists in the Comox Valley, forming friendships which would stand the full test of time. Mum would not leave the house without her binoculars and would admonish anyone who did – who knew what might come into view! When the birds became harder to see and hear and the binnies became harder to hold you could still count on Mum to make an identification because of the wealth of information she had retained and quite often simply by appreciating the “jizz� of the bird. Mum lost Pop, her favourite “green breasted grumbler bird� in June 2010. Never one to be humbled by a challenge, she continued to live on her own, cooking meals for herself and always finding a reason to do some baking – her scones were famous, the recipe has to be seen to be believed; her trifle bowl always came back home empty; and when the Seville Oranges showed up in the grocery store this past February, she couldn’t help herself - and one more batch of orange marmalade made its way to Mum’s pantry. It is fitting that a few short weeks before Mum passed away she was feted at her 90th birthday by her many friends including those from the Union Bay Historical Society and the Comox Valley Naturalists and fellow birdwatchers. She heard first hand from all who gathered with her that she truly had made a difference and had accomplished so much in so many areas in the Valley. She was surprised but she was also very pleased. Mum is survived by son, Clive, and wife Sue of Waterdown, Ontario; son Neil and wife Laurie of Priddis, Alberta; grandchildren Robyn of Calgary and Rhys, of Priddis, sisterin-law, Lillian Sedgwick and niece Alison Sedgwick, both of Scarborough, England. Our family extends our gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff at the Campbell River Hospital who made Mum’s final days as comfortable as possible. We are especially thankful to Mum’s friends who became her “family� in the Comox Valley and who assisted Mum in ways that her own family could not from a distance. And thank you to Mum’s many friends who sent wishes to her or were able to visit her in hospital – we know you gave Mum comfort and it was a true pleasure for us to hear your stories of how you came to know Mum – you are a very interesting lot! In lieu of flowers, donations in Mum’s memory to the Nature Trust of British Columbia and the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area would be gratefully appreciated. At Mum’s request there will be no service, but during fall bulb planting time, please find a space in your garden and plant some daffodils in her memory.

0)%2#93 ^-47!3().'4/.   

WWWPIERCYSMTWASHINGTONFUNERALCOM

Kathleen Perry

passed away peacefully on April 16, 2013. She approached life with passion and a generous, creative spirit. She was born in Aurora, Illinois on November 14, 1920. She and her family moved to Miracle Beach in 1969. Kathleen is survived by her husband Richard Olearo, her children, Kathleen, Douglas, Pamela, Jacqueline, Michael, Christopher, and Matthew, and her myriad grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will miss her very much. A memorial service will be held in July.

0)%2#93 ^-47!3().'4/.   

WWWPIERCYSMTWASHINGTONFUNERALCOM

Pezzot, Lola Louise October 10, 1942 – March 30, 2013

St. John Ambulance Notice of

Annual General Meeting Comox Valley Branch

May 2, 2013 5:30 PM

St. John Ambulance Training Centre 107-1742 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

of Courtenay, B.C., passed away gracefully and peacefully at Victoria General Hospital after a short illness. Lola was a loving mom to Daphne, Toni, Saunta and Spencer; and an amazing Nana to Kristopher, Norman, Patricia, Stephen, Joshua and Ryan. Lola is fondly remembered by many special friends from Parksville and the Comox Valley. Always a lover of animals, especially her cat companion Calypso. Lola would have wanted a donation to the SPCA in lieu of flowers. There will be a Celebration of Lola’s Life to be announced.

• Birthdays • Weddings • Special Occasions •

Family Album

Happy

th 98 60 Birthday th

Happy 250-334-0707

www. comoxvalleyfuneralhome.com

Anniversary Al & Norma Garton

Mom!

Elsie HamesOctober 11th, 2012 Nicholson, Phyllis A. (nee Clegg) January 31, 1930 – April 13, 2013 Phyllis passed away peacefully at home after succumbing to brain cancer she was diagnosed with 5 years previously. She will lovingly be remembered by her daughters Dawn-Marie, Leslie (Arni), grandchildren Corey (Juno), Sarah (Blake), new great grandson James Parker, brothers Bud and Bob, best friend Wayne and his family. As well she leaves behind nieces, nephews and many friends. Her parents David and Annie Clegg, husband Bill and son-in-law James Parker, predecease her. Special thanks go out to Dr. Jennifer Cortez, Dr. Atwell and Dr. Austin. There will be no formal service. A tea to celebrate her life, share stories and laughter will be held at a later date.

0)%2#93 ^-47!3().'4/.   

WWWPIERCYSMTWASHINGTONFUNERALCOM

Love and best wishes from all us all! All our love, Lou, Ron & Deb, Ken & Susan and all your grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great granddaughter Family & friends are invited to join us on

April 27th from 1-3 pm at Comox Valley Seniors Village,

4640 Headquarters Rd. to honour Mom on her special day. Coffee, tea & a light lunch will be provided. No gifts please.

FMI contact Deb @ 334-4412 or Lou @ 871-3381

To Place Your Special Announcement: 250-338-5811 features@comoxvalleyrecord.com Deadlines: Tues. 12 noon and Fri. 12 noon

Obituary ďŹ l here Notices please ON-LINE

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com


26 Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD A26 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com



www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Tue, Apr 23, 2013, Comox Valley Record

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

IN MEMORIAM

INFORMATION

LEGALS

TIMESHARE

HELP WANTED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS

CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No Risk Program. Stop Mortgage and maintenance payments today. 100% Money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248.

BARTENDER & SERVER, P/T, for Griffin Pub. Flexible schedule. Require Squirrel, Serving it Right and Lotto certificate. Please apply with resume to 1185 Kilmorley Road, Comox.

TRAVEL

Courtenay Country Market is accepting

~ In Memory of ~ Wilhelmina de Haas Aug. 23, 1919-Apr. 24, 2012 Quietly and peacefully You slipped into the night God took you in his arms to stay One year ago today Cherished memories in our hearts Of good times spent together When old Dutch songs we would sing Such happiness that did bring You endured so much your ďŹ nal years Your mind was slowly fading And yet your love for us shone through For your family, a love so true

DID YOU KNOW? For over 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter buying decisions. Look for the 2013 BBB Accredited Business Directory E-edition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at: www.blackpress.ca. You can also go to http://vi.bbb.org/directory/ and click on the 2013 BBB Accredited Business Directory

Stephen John Garner Executor c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

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

We miss you more than ever Forever in our mind We are thankful for the memories of a mother sweet and kind

Call day or night. 250-338-8042

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

Your Loving Family

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOST AND FOUND

COMING EVENTS

FOUND. SET Arctic Cat keys, April 14, Cranberry Rd, near Hwy. (250)339-4310.

CALL FOR ENTRIES 11TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 18,19,20 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901

FOUND: SKIL Saw in Courtenay on the 12th of April. Call (250)338-5191 to identify. LOST Bicycle from Cumberland trailer Park, Sunday, Apr. 17th. Red Sportech 18 gears Mtn. bike, black carrier, coil lock. Contact 250-898-7301

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LEGALS

LEGALS



INVITATION TO TENDER for Town of Comox Anderton Park Tennis Courts Replacement Contract 12-502 Sealed tenders will be received at the office of the Engineer, at 801B 29th Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 7Z5 until: 3:00 pm, LOCAL TIME, Thursday, May 16th, 2013 This work consists of complete replacement of the 4 easterly tennis courts at Anderton Park, 170 Stewart Street, including sub-excavation and fill, drainage works and all new appurtenances. Tender documents will be available on April 22, 2013, at the office of the Engineer, for a non-refundable fee of $105.00 (taxes included).  Documents will also be made available in electronic format (PDF) at no charge. Tenders must be accompanied by a 10% tender deposit in favour of the Town of Comox. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Town of Comox c/o R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd. 801B 29th Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 7Z5 PH:  250-334-3846   FX:  250-334-2645 E-mail hmartyn@binnie.com Attn:  Mr. Hal Martyn, P.Eng..

A+DRINK SNACK plus Healthy Vending machine Route. Turn Key Business. Invest With Confidence, $4,000 Up. Training and Secured profitable Locations. Limited Must Sell. 1-888-979-8363. DO BUSINESS in Yukon! 1,831 sq ft prime ground floor retail space on the Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon, next to Starbucks. For floor plan/photos, call 1-867-333-9966.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 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 certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456. DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVERS WANTED:

LOST END of February Mt. Washington black motorcycle helmet. Reward offered. If found please call (250)3351494.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

resumes for an experienced Meat

Cutter, Cashier and Deli Clerk. Please

apply in person with resume between 1pm & 6pm. Monday-Friday. 5352 N. Island Hwy. DRIVER LANDSCAPE Laborer, F/T Mon-Fri. Clean drivers abstract, experience operating 1/2 ton truck & trailer. Commercial exp approx 13 lawns a day. Must be reliable, we work rain or shine. Benefit package. available. Call 250-339-4841 or email: a1sds@shaw.ca EVENING KITCHEN SUPERVISOR, GrifďŹ n Pub. The right person will be experienced in leading the kitchen in producing a consistent product. This is a permanent Full Time position. Also P/T Dishwasher/ Prep Cook. Please apply with resume to 1185 Kilmorley Road, Comox. HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Courtenay location. Guaranteed $11/ hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1-866472-4339 today for an interview. HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Duncan, BC- we are looking for a Full-time Heavy Duty Mechanic. Duties will include maintenance to logging trucks and logging equipment. Wages & benefits as per USW Coast Master agreement. Please fax resume to 1-604736-5320 or email: kenfraser@telus.net PREP COOK. Toscanos Trattoria requires F/T prep cook for busy Italian restaurant. Day, evenings, 36 hrs/week. Drop resume in person to 140 Port Agusta, Comox, BC.

Looking for a NEW job? .com

WITH BEST regards, Andrew is looking for Janine and family. Please contact me. drew.daros74@gmail.com

#,!33)&)%$Ă–!$3Ă–7/2+

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and BeneďŹ ts Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

LOST CANNON camera at Kye Bay Apr, 16. If found please call (250)331-0966.

INFORMATION

$399 CABO San Lucas, all Inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $399! 1-888-481-9660. www.luxurycabohotel.com

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is looking for an Accounting Assistant. Duties will include a variety of accounts receivable, payroll, bank and account reconciliations. This position is suitable for someone who has completed a two year Business Administration program in accounting and has 2 years of relevant work experience. For more information on this position and to apply online visit our HR website at http://hr.mountwashington.ca VALLEY DIAL A Maid has opening for permanent P/T mature reliable cleaning staff. Mon.- Fri (varied). Interested applicants may apply with email resume:larry5@shaw.ca

Quinsam Communications is looking for a qualified Two-way Radio Technician 2 years experience preferred Wage to be determined by experience. Email: topper@quinsam.ca or Fax: 250-287-4511

Looking for a NEW job?

.com

NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of John George William Garner, deceased, formerly of Oceanview Extended Care, St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 1P2, are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 31st day of May, 2013 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice.

TRAVEL

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

TOWN OF COMOX

CAREER OPPORTUNITY The Town of Comox Parks Department invites written applications for the position of a Seasonal Parksman I position. For complete details, please go to our website at: www.comox.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities.�

School District 72 (Campbell River) School District No. 72 is seeking applications for the following position:

Bilingual Elementary Secretary

For details on applying for this posting, please check the School District’s website at www.sd72.bc.ca School District 72 • Campbell River

RV SALES CONSULTANT Sunwest RV Centre is currently looking for new members to join our growing RV sales team. We have Vancouver Island’s best selection of new and pre-owned RVs for our customers to choose from and an unbeatable parts + service department that excels in after sales care. No RV sales experience necessary but a passion for sales, customer service and the outdoors is a must. Apply in person with resume • Monday - Friday

2800 Cliffe Avenue • ask for Caleb

TOWN OF COMOX

CAREER OPPORTUNITY The Town of Comox invites written applications for the position of casual reception relief. For complete details, please go to our website at: www.comox.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities.�




27 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com. A27

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Comox Valley Record Tue, Apr 23, 2013

HELP WANTED

NEWSPAPER

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed Substitute Carrier Needed COURTENAY

RTE # 350 Glen, Urqhart, 10 th St. E., View Pl. Back Rd.

PERSONAL SERVICES

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

MEDICAL/DENTAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

BOARDING

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health

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

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

NATIONAL BILLIARD Table and Accessories. Like New Condition. $1,000 firm. (250)285-3761.

Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking RN’s and LPN’s for all shifts, in the Courtenay and Campbell River areas to work with children with complex care needs who may have a tracheostomy and ventilation. If you love working with children, we would be delighted to hear from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training, as well as trach/vent courses. Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca or fax to 1-866-686-7435

RTE # 493 Crown Isle Dr. & Kensington Cres. RTE # 498 Royal Vista Way & Brittania Pl

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. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle?

Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks!

Cash same day, local office.

www.PitStopLoans.com 1-800-514-9399

RTE #390 Walbran, Mission & Nit Nat Pl

TRADES, TECHNICAL CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Jobs@RaidersConcrete .com or Fax 780-444-9165.

COMOX RTE # 620 Robb, E. Centennial, Stewart, Megin, Fairway & Georgia RTE # 645 Nimpkish, Hillside, Crestview, Chinook, Chilcotin, Thunderbird, Rocky Heights & Highland RTE #605 Orchard Park, Baybrook, Filberg & Mack Laing Crt. circulation@comoxvalleyrecord.com

ADULTS & SENIORS WELCOME

ENSIGN IS looking for Drillers, Night Tour Pushes and Rig Managers for our Australian Division. Recruiters will be in Nisku April 30 - May 7 hosting information sessions and doing interviews. If you are interested in attending one of our sessions to hear about our global opportunities, call 1888-367-4460 to book into a session! GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209.

NO COLLECTIONS GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE AND MAKE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME

WORK WANTED

Comox Valley Record Hours:

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.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY

PERSONAL SERVICES

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+ benefits. Apply in person, by fax or email. shieldsoffice@shaw.ca. Fax 250-334-4152. Located off Comox logging road.

TEMPORARY CASUAL LABOURER The CVRD is seeking a temporary casual (May to Aug) labourer to assist with summer operations at the Comox Valley waste management centre.

Full position details and required qualifications are online: www.comox valleyrd.ca/jobs. Applications accepted until 3 pm. May 2, 2013.

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

*BRAND NEW*

Tiffany Blonde, Blue eyes, 36DD-28-36 26yrs, Tara Brunette, Brown eyes 34B-26-34 28yrs Courtenay/Campbell River (Senior discounts )

1-587-877-0130

EDUCATION/TUTORING Math tutoring in CV, high school and university. I taught at the University of Toronto and wrote www.calc101.com. $1/min, discounts for you. Email calc101@gmail.com.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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

Looking for a NEW job?

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE Make it a day at the Filberg Park and Lodge, browse our charming gift shop, have a guided tour of the Filberg Home, relax and have lunch at the Tea House Phone 339-2715 for current hours. The Filberg Gift Shop accepts donations of collectables & treasures fmi 250-339-7659 Tour the Filberg Heritage Home, have lunch or tea at the Teahouse and stop at the gift shop. Our volunteers would love to see you. The Filberg Gift Shop. accepts donations of collectables & treasures fmi 250-339-7659

ELECTRICAL

FERTILIZERS

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

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

GARDENING OCEANSIDE GARDEN SERVICES SPRING IS HERE! Honest, reliable bondable,garden and yard care. Reasonable Rates. References Available

250-941-2802

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

STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit online at: 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

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

VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

TOOLS GENERATOR 3100 POWERHOUSE. Quiet, with only 12 hours on it. $1400 new, asking $900. call 250 - 400 - 2568

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

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.

UNDER $300 KENMOREWHITE, self clean range, 18cubic ft+ builtin dishwasher, all good working cond. $250. (250)334-4644

FUEL/FIREWOOD “Beautiful Dry Firewood� Comox Valley’s largest firewood producer offers legally obtained firewood 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 firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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

WILLOW POINT 1 level patio home. 2 bdrm, 2 bath+ den, 1300sq ft, bright & sunny end unit. Walk to shops, medical, Sea Walk. $224,900. Call 250-923-7792.

HOUSES FOR SALE

COURTENAY - 1st & Mitchell. Nice area. In-law suite, 1900 sqft, 2.5 bath, 8100sqft fenced yard, large deck, garage. Must See! $285,000. 250-334-8876. Open House every Saturday!

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

FURNITURE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices

Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

www.kingofoors.com

1.877.835.6670

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

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

MISC SERVICES

.com

DROWNING IN debt? Cut your debts more than 50% & be debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

LAWN MOWING, dethatching and more. I’m a young guy looking for honest work. Call Mike 250-702-2164 for quote THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallers-camp positions • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers • 980 Operator-Dryland sort • Grader Operator • Line Machine Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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

PAINTING COLIN’S PAINTING. Spring Special 3 rooms $299. Ceilings & trim extra. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Call (250)923-1954.

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

509 WEEKS Crescent, Nanaimo. Solid family home with 3bdrms, 2baths, 2nd kitchen in basement. Lrg fenced yard, mature trees, covered sundeck, HW floors, carport, new thermal windows. $279,000. (250)740-1130. DOWNTOWN COURTENAY, ($145,000), 2 bdrm, 1 bath, modular home on .11 acre. Partly fenced yard, new carpets, forced air heat, 4 appls. Walk to amens and bus. Must See! Call 250-334-3960.

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

GRADUATION/ WEDDING/ Business Suits, Gucci, Prada, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein. Approx size 40R. All worn once. Beautiful Quality. Call to View 250-850-2525 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.



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

Call: 1-250-616-9053

www.webuyhomesbc.com

LOTS

"59).'Ă– Ă–2%.4).' Ă–3%,,).' $BMM

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

SEE OUR FULL AD ON PAGE A6

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

#,!33)&)%$Ă–!$3Ă–7/2+

HOMES WANTED

CAMPBELL RIVER- (Ocean Grove) potential ocean & mountain view lot at 323 Maryland Rd. Asking, $138,900. Call 250-830-0828.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE ASHFORD TRADITIONAL Spinning Wheel, single pedal, excellent condition, extra bobbins and maintenance kit, $325 obo. Call (250)923-7629.

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

1358 Marwalk Crescent 250-287-3939 www.crauctions.ca

CAMPBELL RIVER

Ltd.

“Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967�


28 Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD A28 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com



www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Tue, Apr 23, 2013, Comox Valley Record

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

LOTS

TOWNHOUSES

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

NOVA SCOTIA’S Eastern Shore. Waterfront lots for sale excellent climate near the Atlantic Ocean. Three bedroom house for sale or rent www.sawmilllanding.com or waterfront@bellaliant.net call 1-902-522-2343 or 1-902-3284338.

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.

RENTALS TOWNHOUSES

Apartments•Condos•Suites

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

206-1130 WILLEMAR 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S,N/P, 2 appls. $675/mth AVAIL. APR 1

www.pennylane.bc.ca

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca

TRUMPETER’S LANDING Modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm & den, and 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed 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,3 appls,.balcony, coin laundry, storage, res. pkg, N/S, Cat ok .$150 move-in incentive. 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. 1st month free rent incentive.Avail Immed. - $875/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.- $650-700/mth. Call Res Mgr. 334-860 MAPLEWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, updated unit,New laminate floors & paint throughout. 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 FIVE OAKS VILLA 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, newly renovated, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed - $800/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, patio, storage, res. pkg, N/S, Cat ok. Avail. Immed. - $600/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 PUNTLEDGE TERRACE 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, woodstove, newly renovated, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 15 - $925/mth BRITTANIA PLACE in Crown Isle, 2 bdrm & den patio home, 2 bath, 7 appls, gas F/P, double garage, lovely deck overlooking golf course, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $1,300/mth DOWNTOWN DUPLEX 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, small yard, patio, N/S, small pet ok, avail June 1 - $775/mth

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 floor, low utility bills. Avail. May 1 $1,000/mth COMOX DUPLEX 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, carport, landscaping incl., close to downtown, N/S, No pets. Avail. May 1 - $775/mth COURTENAY, SPACIOUS, centrally located 2 bdrm ($650) Townhome, 1835 Piercy Ave., coin laundry, new roof, N/P. Family oriented. Call (250)702-1096.

APARTMENT/CONDO COMOX RENOVATED Studio $600/mo and 1 bdrm $650/mo. Avail Now. 250- 702-5339

210-205 1st ST 2 bed, 2 bath, N/S N/P 5 Appls., $750/mth AVAIL. MAY 1ST 204-1810 LAKE TRAIL 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, 2 Appls., $675/mth AVAIL. MAY 1ST

WASHINGTON APARTMENTS

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.

COURTENAY TWO bedroom Condo, very nice excellent location, recently upgraded. Move in NOW with damage deposit ONLY! Rent $750/mo starting May 1. 250-792-1144

Call before 4pm to view Washington Apartments!

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

Call Rob

(250)-338-0330

“YOUR Apartment, Condo and Townhouse Rental Experts”

www.meicorproperty.com 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

RYAN COURT

200 Back Road, Courtenay

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

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

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

Call 250-338-7449

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay 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.

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

CONDOS www.advancedpm.ca 250-338-2472

CONDOS / SUITES / APARTMENTS

ARBOUR GLEN

Well maintained 2 bdrm upper level suite; 4 appl. & is ideally located in walking distance to schools, shopping & amenities; N/S & N/P; $750/mo; avail. May 1

KENDAL AVE. SUITE

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

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

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

CHERRYWOOD MANOR

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

CUMBERLAND RD. SUITE

Newly updated 2 bdrm, 1 bath suite located near downtown core is in excellent proximity to parks, schools & shopping, & located on bus route. Suite incl. 4 appl & exclusive use of main driveway & carport. $750/month, plus utilities. N/S. Small pet MAY BE considered w/deposit.

ULVERSTON MANOR

Renovated, bright, 1 & 2 bdrm apts in secured entrance building is ideally located near Cumberland Hospital & charming downtown Cumberland core. Incl. 2 appl, pantry/ storage, patio, & on site coin-op laundry. N/P. N/S. For immediate possession. Rents from $600/month.

JOSHUA ESTATES

2 bdrm, 2nd level condo located on desirable, quiet culde-sac, 5 appl., storage & patio area; ideally located near schools, College & Aquatic Centre N/S; N/P; $800/mo. avail. April 1

TOWNHOUSES / DUPLEXES PINE PLACE TOWNHOMES

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

HOMES FOR RENT

KENDAL AVE, CUMBERLAND

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

PACIFIC COURT

ST. BRELADES

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

2 bedroom available immediately and 2 bedroom available June 1st, in clean, quiet building with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

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

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

Call 250-338-7449

Rental references and security deposit required.

To View, Call 250-338-7533

CYPRESS ARMS 1255 9th Street, Courtenay Available deluxe 2 bedroom suite in a quiet well maintained building. Rent includes full size stove, fridge, washer/dryer, carpet and blinds. Nice feature: large open concept. No pets. 2 Rental references and Security Deposit required.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

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

Cash in on your collectibles with the Classifieds.

out with the old. in with the new. call toll-free today

1-855-310-3535 ... to place your ad

www.campbellrivermirror.com www.comoxvalleyrecord.com




29 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com. A29

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Comox Valley Record Tue, Apr 23, 2013

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

AUTO FINANCING

MOTORCYCLES

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

3BDRM 2BATH, quiet area, quiet mature tenant only. N/S N/P, low maint yrd, near all amenities, avail May 1st. $1000/mth Ref. 250-334-8678

COMOX: 4 bdrm duplex, incld’s F/S, D/W, lawn maint. $925/mo. Avail May 1st. Also avail, 3 bdrm, incld’s F/S, D/W, lawn maint. Avail May 15th, $875/mo. Call 250-339-9805.

HOMES FOR RENT

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

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.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca

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

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

2003 WIND STAR VAN. Automatic remote starter, Bruno lift. Comes with or without scooter. 147,400 km. Fully inspected. $6000 obo. (250)338-1961.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

2319 Waveland Rd. 4 bed, 3 bath, N/S, 5 Appls., $1500/mth Avail. May 1

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

2007 900 KAWASAKI Vulcan Classic LT Low mileage like new $6800.00 250-941-3697

CARS 1999 HONDA Accord EX, automatic, fully loaded, leather interior, heated front seats, 6 disc CD player, sunroof, 4 new tires, in good condition, $4800. Call (250)923-7412. 2000 FORD MUSTANG GT. Special Edition. 11,000km. Fully loaded. Immaculate. Never driven in rain. $17,000. 250-923-3431 or 250-2021340

CENTRAL COMOX, 1 bdrm, private ent, shared lndry, $700 mo incls all utils, N/S. Avail May. 1. Gloria (250)339-6978.

TELEPHONE 250-703-2264 | 250-338-0267 | 250-339-1222

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

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.

2007 Corsair 5th wheel 28 feet. Like new.$15,000 call 250-339-7705

IMMACULATE 2008 Nissan Titan LE 4x4, 91,000 km, fully loaded - leather, tow package. 4-year extended warranty incl’d. $25,000. 250-335-3340

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

1998 COLUMBIA RIVER 8.10 camper. Short or long box. 1 pce rubber roof, 3 pce bathroom, oven, range, 2 way fridge. New jacks, n/s, n/p. $8500. 250-752-4804

9FT CAMPER in nice shape. Asking $1400. 250-287-2969

2008 VW City Jetta, 125,000 kms, manual transmission, sunroof, A/C, cruise control, power windows, heated seats, usb/aux ports, good tires. Serviced every six months, $10,900 obo. (250)287-4645.

SPORTS & IMPORTS

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.

2005 FORD Mustang Convertible. New brakes and tires. 58755kms. Asking $7000. Please call 250-897-8681 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

2004 5th WHEEL 24’6” Westwind 5th Wheel. Best of towable & liveable, new queen matt., rear kit., New roof, great condition. Canadian made. Second marine battery wheels repack. $15,500. Truck also avail. Call 250-586-4716

MOTORCYCLES

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

- BUYING - RENTING - SELLING -

bcclassified.com

2002 HARLEY Davidson Road Glide, 95ci, loaded, many extras, set up for touring custom paint, must be seen, $11,900 OBO. 250-871-3126.

2004 JAZZ, 25.5 ft. Good Cond. 1 slide, queen bed, 32” LCD TV, stereo, A/C, Fantastic fan, D/N shades, 85w solar panel, 500w inverter, 2 awnings, new tires & h/w tank & 6v batteries, etc. Must sell. $10500.00 obo. 250-752-8381

BOATS

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

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

1969, 32 ft Monk Cruiser. Engine rebuilt and new canvass in 2010. Valued in 2011 survey at $33400. Priced to sell at $16,900. (250)898-4886

TRUCKS & VANS

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

2004 FORD XLT, 5.4 l , heavy duty, tow pkg., 104 k, box liner, super cab, truck tires, island truck, well maintained. $11,500 Call 250-586-4716

MARINE

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

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 1996-22’ Kodiak 5th Wheel. Like new $8000 or nearest offer. 250-923-6496.

TRUCKS & VANS

1989 FORD F250 XT cab 2 WD 7.3 diesel, cruise, block heater, new tires (all), canopy - running boards, new brakes, trailer hitch, alt-starter, wired for trailer (electric) & brakes. Pump & inj done. Runs, drives great, excellent old truck. Call 250-334-2215

EAST COURTNEY- 4 bdrms+ den, 3 level duplex, 5 appls, N/P. $1325. 250-335-0350.

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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

TRANSPORTATION

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

AUTO FINANCING

1994 39’ CARVER- excellent condition, over $10K in upgrades & maintenance, twin 350’s with electronic igniation. Priced to sell at $83,750. Jim, 250-468-9374.

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING www.bcclassified.com

AUTO FINANCING

Want a vehicle? Poor Credit? In Debt? We can Help!

comoxvalleyautoloans.ca

LOOKING FORfil Ahere NEW PLACE TO CALL HOME?

• HOUSE • TOWNHOUSE The ri g ht move starts ri g ht here! • APARTMENT • andplease MORE • CONDO www.comoxvalleyrecord.com


30

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

EARTH DAY

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY All kinds of people observed all kinds of things about Earth Day on Saturday in downtown Courtenay. That included City of Courtenay environmental planner Nancy Hofer (right) and Gayle Bates, a Comox Strathcona waste management service educator (bottom right). PHOTOS BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

HAVE YOUR SAY … Have an opinion? Feel strongly about an issue? Share something special …

Send us your comments, views, concerns to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com, 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay or by fax at 250-338-5568. (Please include name and contact information - this will not be published and is for verification only.)

ONE submission will be drawn the last Friday of each month (starting March 29th) and the winner will receive a $25 Prime Chophouse & Wine Bar Gift Certificate.

25

$

YOU COULD WIN A

GIFT

CERTIFICATE


EARTH DAY

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

31

Here are some ways to help the environment Tom Loski Special to the Record

Earth Day is celebrated annually April 22 with events held across the globe to demonstrate support for protecting the environment. FortisBC recognizes that sound environmental practices make good business sense and that’s why the company is committed to delivering safe, reliable energy in an environmentally responsible way to all of the communities we

serve. We look for ways to support the environment in our operations and with services that we provide to our customers. One simple way customers can help the environment is to consider our paperless billing option, a fast and simple way to save paper and ultimately our forests. When customers go paperless, their bill is delivered directly to their e-mail address as a PDF file attached to the e-mail.

TEREZA TOMEK ENTERTAINS during an Earth Day celebration Saturday in downtown Courtenay. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

To date, more than 60 businesses and close to 3,800 residential customers have signed up to be part of the renewable natural gas program. Tom Loski

The eBill service is a fast, easy and environmentally friendly way for customers to access both their electricity and natural gas bill. Another simple way customers can look at reducing their carbon footprint is through rebates and financial incentives offered as part of our PowerSense and Energy Efficiency and Conservation programs. Through FortisBC’s PowerSense programs, electricity customers saved an estimated 32 million kilowatt hours of electricity in 2012. The PowerSense programs help customers conserve energy and get the most out of their energy dollar by providing both financial incentives and advice on energy efficient technologies and practices. In 2012, FortisBC’s natural gas Energy Efficiency and Conservation programs helped residential, commercial and industrial customers save more than 360,000 gigajoules of natural gas, enough energy to heat some 4,100 homes

in one year. Renewable natural gas is a B.C.-made, carbon neutral energy source. The methane gas used to produce renewable natural gas comes from organic waste found at local landfills and farms. Instead of escaping into the atmosphere as a

harmful greenhouse gas, it’s captured, cleaned and added to our pipeline, giving our customers a renewable energy source. For about $5 more per month on their natural gas bill, customers can designate 10 per cent of their natural gas use as renewable. We’ll then inject an equivalent amount into our system. To date, more than 60 businesses and close to 3,800 residential customers have signed up to be part of the renewable natural gas

program. Helping customers conserve energy is one of the most cost effective ways for us to meet future needs. And by making thoughtful energy choices — whether it’s switching to paperless billing, installing energy efficient lighting or upgrading to a high-efficiency natural gas furnace — you’re supporting the environment. Tom Loski is the vicepresident of customer service at FortisBC.

schnitzersteel.ca 800-663.6406

Advertorial


32

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD



www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

HARDWOOD FLOORS Refinishing • Dustless Sanding All Types of Hardwood Installs • Stairs • Repairs Custom Staining • Latex Finishing 16 Years Experience

SHEET ROCK LTD • Commercial • Residential • Steel Stud & Insulation • Accoustical Ceilings

QUALITY CABINETRY • WALL BED SYSTEMS We service from Parksville to Campbell River 250-338-5885 • oakhillswoodcraft@shaw.ca 2754 O’Brien Road, Courtenay (1km north of CV Dodge)

KellyCo

Painting & Decorating Services

Interior/Exterior • Residential/Commercial Wallcoverings Complimentary Colour Consulting

“You’ll be as proud of our quality as we are!”

Kelly C.Riggs

Guaranteed, Quality Work 30+ Years Licensed Journeyman

250-218-7685

Do you have Company coming?

250-207-9598

4620 Cumberland, Cumberland P.O. Box 1120 Cumberland All Your Custom Interior Finishing Needs

www.madaboutfloors.com

KellyCo

Painting & Decorating Services

SPRING SPECIAL!

Roll the Dice and Win Get Discounts up to 20% off after the estimated job Roll the pair of dice and win: Roll a 5,6,7,8, or 9 and get 5% Roll a 3, 4, 10, or 11 and get 10% Roll 2 or 12 and get 20%

Is your solution

Visit our new location #J-2703 Kilpatrick Ave., Courtenay 250-897-1124 Hours: Mon-Fri 9 - 4 • Sat By appointment only www.inspiredspacesandmore.com

Interior/Exterior • Residential/Commercial Wallcoverings • Pressure Washing • Spraypainting

Harbour Kitchens & Custom Millwork

Quality Cabinetry Manufactured in the Comox Valley Since 1996! • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Home Theatres • Commercial Millwork

In Stock Cabinets Starting @

$99

00

Come see our Showroom 250-897-1124 Unit J-2703 Kilpatrick Ave., Courtenay

“You’ll be as proud of our quality as we are!”

Kelly C.Riggs

250-218-7685

Send us your comments, views, concerns to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com, 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay or by fax at 250-338-5568. (Please include name and contact information - this will not be published and is for verification only.)

ONE submission will be drawn the last Friday of each month (starting March 29th) and the winner will receive a $25 Prime Chophouse & Wine Bar Gift Certificate.

• 4552 PrecastCumberland Products • Concrete Pumping • Gravel Products

Rd., Cumberland

HORIZON URBAN Tel: 250-336-2412 Large & Small Tree Pruning Or 250-336-8705 Spurless Climbing FORESTRY Tree Assessments 4552 Cumberland Rd., Cumberland Complete Tree Care Tree Removal

Hedge & Shrub Trimming

ISA Certified Arborist ISA Certified Tree Assessor Certified Faller

Licensed & Insured Free Quotes

Your 250-338-3793 Your Retaining Retaining Wall Wall

and and Paving Paving Stone Stone Connection! Connection! Specializing Specializing in: in: •• Interlocking Paving Interlocking Paving Stones Stones Driveways Driveways -- Walkways Walkways -- Patios Patios

•• Interlocking Interlocking Retaining Retaining Walls Walls •• Structural Engineered Structural Engineered Walls Walls •• Decorative Landscape Decorative Landscape Walls Walls Save 10% Ask about our referral program! •• Landscape & Landscape & Irrigation Irrigation

BOOK NOW

David Wiebe for Spring Window Cleaning David Wiebe

250-218-2366 250-218-2366 FREE FREE ESTIMATES ESTIMATES Peter Tapley • •250-218-2084 Commercial Commercial • Residential Residential Serving the Comox Valley

• Gutter Cleaning • Residential & Commercial Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Hand Wash Vinyl Siding • S.P.R.A.T. LV3 Rope Access Certification

PLATEAU Plumbing, Plumbing, Heating Heating & & Gas Gas

Guaranteed, Quality Work 30+ Years Licensed Journeyman

HAVE YOUR SAY … Have an opinion? Feel strongly about an issue? Share something special …

• Ready Mixed Concrete • Precast Products • Concrete Pumping • Gravel Products

B16 B16 Wednesday, Wednesday, November November 24, 24, 2010 2010 •• COM COM • Ready Mixed Concrete Or 250-336-8705 250-336-2412 Mad About Floors • 250 792-3429 Tel:

All Year you can expect: Free Estimates • Complimentary Colour Consulting Fast and Friendly Professional Service

Murphy Wall Beds by Inspired Spaces

PRECAST INC.

When Quality Counts, Call Mark Reiss at...

Business of the Week

Mention this ad to receive

HYLAND

•• Gas Fireplaces Your In-Floor Radiant Gas Fireplaces Heat Specialists • Radiant In-Floor Heating

• Radiant In-Floor Heating Estimates & Heat pumps &Free Heat pumps Call 250-334-4988 City of www.plateauplumbingandheating.com City of Courtenay Courtenay is is off offering ering “Your In-Floor Radiant REBATE “Your$100 In-Floor Radiant $100 REBATE on toilets on replacing replacing toilets Heat Specialists” Heat Specialists” with water saving with water saving 4.8l 4.8l toilets! toilets!

25

$

YOU COULD WIN A

• Residential Repair & Installation •• Residential Residential • Commercial Repair & Installation • Gas Fireplaces •• Commercial Repair Commercial Repair • Radiant In-Floor Heating & Installation Heat Pumps & &Installation

GIFT

Free Free Estimates Estimates

CERTIFICATE

Call 250-334-4988 Call 250-334-4988

MCG

PLUMBING PLUMBING AND AND GAS GAS SERVICES SERVICES

CONTRACTING HOUSEHOLD HEROES CONTRACTING HOUSEHOLD HEROES Foundations to Finishing


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday April 23, 2013

TAKE US ALONG

HEATHER MAYHEW AND Krista Denninger, local dental hygienists volunteering their services, took us along to a small village in Urubamba, Peru in the Sacred Valley.

LIN AND ARNIE Auerbach took this self-portrait in their stateroom aboard the NCL Pride of America in Kona, Hawaii where they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING THE NEWS, readers of the Comox Valley Record are number one. They enjoy packing a copy of their favourite hometown newspaper with them as they travel the globe to celebrate special occasions, visit friends and family, enjoy a relaxing vacation or see some of the world’s many historical and geographical landmarks. Take us along on your next trip and send your photo to sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com. or drop it off at our office.

DAVE AND CAROL Fletcher cruised to Hawaii on the Sapphire Princess and took along their dog, Samara, in the form of the front page of the Record.

! X A L E R ve

Lea rries o yourew b hind COME & MEET US AT

COMOX HOME EXPO APRIL 26 - 28

THE JILLI MARTINI Band was in Tofino last fall to play Beerfest and made sure to take a copy of their favourite hometown newspaper with them.

PAM STOCKTON, MAAZI Smith, Steve Woodrow and Heather Smith party it up on a Sunset Cruise in Cabo San Lucas this past March.

ENJOYING SOME GOOD times in San Jose Del Cabo recently with a copy of the Comox Valley Record were the Davies, Taylors and Meyers.

Home monitoring and peace of mind for... •Owners on vacation •Second home owners •Snowbirds

We’re taking care when you’re not there!

33


34

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD



www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

meet the PROFESSIONALS FOR THE BEST IN QUALITY, SERVICE & PRODUCTS CALL OR VISIT THESE FINE BUSINESSES!

CUMMINS FENCING

Vista Bay Mortgages • New home purchases • Mortgage renewals • Refinancing • Equity Takeouts • First Time purchasers • Home Equity Line of Credit

Lana Ferguson • Mortgage Consultant 1327 Clipper Place, Comox 250-334-7313 vistabay@shaw.ca www.vimortgages.com

Pacific Sleep Care

CUSTOM BUILT CEDAR FENCING

Quality Designs That Last

Your Sleep Apnea & Snoring Professionals1255B

250.334.9241

757 Ryan Road, Courtenay Mon to Thurs: 8am - 9pm Fri: 8am - 6pm • Sat: 9am - 6pm Sun & Holidays: 9am - 5pm www.walkinmedicalclinic.com

Now Providing Oral Appliances

to treat snoring and sleep apnea Call to book your appt. with Dr. Muir DMD We are the only sleep apnea/snoring clinic to offer this service 1255B Cliffe Avenue. Courtenay 250-334-0789 • www.pacificsleep.ca

Deer Fencing • Multi Fencing • Decks Arbors • Pergolas • Chain Link Fencing CALL FOR A FREE QUOTE

250-898-9215

www.CumminsFencing.ca

Comox Valley T herapeutic

M A S S A G E

C E N T E R

HERE TO SUPPORT YOUR PLANS At Island Truss we offer: ▲ Residential & Commercial roof truss systems ▲ Pre-Fabricated wall panels ▲ I-Joist floor & roof systems ▲ Engineered LVL beams ▲ Free estimates & 3D model of your project 5741 Island Highway Courtenay ▲ www.islandtruss.ca Plant: 250.338.1381 Campbell River: 250.286.1800

COMOX VALLEY

SELF STORAGE • No Deposit • Low Monthly Fee • Your Lock • Your Key • Card Operated Security Gate

Large Outside Space Available for R.V. Vehicles, Boats and Trailers 1566 Ryan Road E. Close to Comox Base www.comoxvalleyselfstorage.com

250-339-6499

ICBC - approved Program • Easy Payment Options

Upcoming Classes in Courtenay

EVENING CLASSES

MON. & WED. EVENINGS – 6-8:45 PM APRIL 24, MAY 1, 6, 8, 13,15

DOUBLE WEEKEND CLASSES

SATURDAY & SUNDAY – 9 AM-3 PM MAY 25, 26, JUNE 1, 2

www.yd.com 250-331-0404 jjohnson@youngdrivers.com

Andrea Thronton RMT Heather Saunders RMT Bonnie Borbridge RMT Paul Carr RMT

Smart, Safe and Effective Healthcare Monday - Saturday 250 339 9912 #207, 1819 Beaufort Avenue Comox

Glacier Environmental Locally Owned And Operated

Providing asbestos, mould and lead sampling and remediation services for Central and Northern Vancouver Island

250-897-6061

www.glacierenvironmental.ca

Claude Bigler

International Vidal Sassoon trained Hairstylist

NOW IN NOW INCUMBERLAND COURTENAY Specialising in Precision Hair cutting and Natural looking Hair colours

ByByappointment only appointment only

Tel: 0029 Tel: 778 778 992 992 0029

442-B Duncan Ave. www.claudebigler.com www.claudebigler.com

Comprehensive family eyecare • Professionally fit contact lenses • Laser surgery consultation & care • Glaucoma detection and Treatment Dr. Raymond Limber Proudly serving Comox Dr. Jelke Hoekstra and the Comox Valley For Over 25 Years Accepting new patients

1805 Comox Ave. Comox 250-339-3937 (EYES) www.eyesontheharbour.ca

Island Technologies

COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Solid Wood Furniture Made In BC Locally Owned & Operated Since 1989 1-800-663-5646 101-841 Cliffe Ave Courtenay www.johnsbedrooms.com

Glacier Environmental

We SpeAk YOur LAnguAge VAnCOuVer ISLAnd’S SerVICe & repAIr SpeCIALIStS

Locally Owned And Operated

Computers • ACCessories • softwAre • printers • supplies • on site serviCe • upgrAdes

Providing asbestos, mould and lead sampling and remediation services for Central and Northern Vancouver Island

email: sales@istechbc.com www.islandtechnologies.bc.ca

Where Customers Send their Friends

250-897-6061

Open Mon-Fri 10-6 • 755 Fitzgerald Ave., Courtenay

www.glacierenvironmental.ca

Tel:

C&W CAMPBELL HOMES LTD. - GENERAL CONTRACTORS

250-334-3825

SAMSung • SeAgAte & ASuS • CAnOn

www.cwcampbell.ca


BUSINESS

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

35

Connect with speed dating

RON WEBBER, LEFT, swears in new Chamber of Commerce board members Mackenzie Gartside, Kevin East and John Gower at Thursday’s AGM at Crown Isle. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

Environmentally responsible landscaping at restaurant If you are wondering why the landscaping at the Prime Chop House doesn’t resemble normal commercial landscaping, it is because the design is completely sustainable...unlike most commercial landscape developments in the Valley. We are used to seeing highly manicured lawns and mounding shrub beds that are crowded with water consuming plants and trees. The fertilizers for these manicured lawns leach nitrogen into our storm water drains and the consumption of water to keep lawns, trees and shrubs alive in the summer months

greatly depletes our water supply at that time of year. At the Prime Chop House, the owners have acted responsibly and installed an environmentally friendly native landscape that will eventually survive on its own, without all the fertilizers and water taxing irrigation systems. Along Ryan Road, the “unmanicured” lawn is actually Garry oak meadow grass with two young trees incorporated that will some day be beautiful and majestic Garry oaks. Garry oak ecosystems are a unique national treasure to the Island but they are

rare and endangered because of development and the spread of invasive species. At the Prime Chop House, the owners have taken a small step to reverse this trend by planting a new Garry oak meadow that will some day be enjoyed by all who visit the restaurant or pass along Ryan Road. Other sustainable practices were used in the landscaping, where all the water and oils from vehicles in the parking lot are drained through vegetated swales and into an oil separator before pass-

Claymore BRIC (CBQ) ................ 22.91 BHP Billliton ADR (BHP) ........US$64.19 Power Shrs.QQQ (Nasdaq 100) US$68.07 Aberdeen Asia Pacific (FAP)........ 7.56 S&P TSX 60 (XIU) ...................... 17.38 Government Bonds

5 year (CDN): ..........................1.19% 10 year (CDN): ........................1.72% 30 year (CDN): ........................2.36% 30 year Treasury bonds (US): ....2.90% Fixed Income GICs

When you purchase a set of our All-Season tires you can have them mounted and balanced for free; a $100 value. Call now. While supplies last! Various sizes available. See Dealer for Details. Exp. April 30/13

RICE TOYOTA COURTENAY 445 Crown Isle Blvd., Courtenay 250-338-6761 • courtenaytoyota.com Service Hours: M-F 8 – 5:30; SAT 8-5 DLR 7478

“We service your Toyota the way we built it”

sessions will be provided when you register and will, of course, be communicated to our members and the community as it becomes available.” Register at c r. m a j o r p r o j e c t s. c a beginning May 13. For more information about the hospitals project visit http://cr.majorprojects. ca/ or the Vancouver Island Health Authority http://www.viha.ca/ about_viha/building_ for_health/nihp.htm or call the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce at 250-334-3234.

VOTE

KASSANDRA

DYCKE COMOX VALLEY

kassandradycke.bcndp.ca Authorized by Heather Harrison, Financial Agent, 604-430-9600 | CUPE 3787

RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

ETFs & Global Investments

Spring Tire Special

couver Island Health Authority. “The Speed Dating events to be held May 27 in Campbell River and May 28 in Courtenay will provide an opportunity for local businesses to promote their companies and services to each of the three consortiums bidding on the two new state-of-the-art hospitals,” said Comox Valley Chamber president and CEO Dianne Hawkins. “More information about how to participate and promote your business during the

In the Comox Valley for the past 30 years MARKET DATA AS OF April 19th, 2013 TSX Composite ...........12,065.55 DJIA ...........................14,547.51 Gold .......................1,424.1 US$ Canadian $ ..............0.9733 US$

Free Mount & Balance $100 Value

ing into the city’s storm water system. The plants that have been used in these swales are native species that tolerate these conditions and when they are fully established will survive the summer months without any irrigation. It will take a few years before the beauty of this sustainable landscape is fully realized. So we hope you will be patient, as nature forces us to do, and see this landscape through a different set of eyes. In the long run, it will benefit all.

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, along with a number of community partners, is pleased to announce the dates for two Industry Speed Dating events in relation to the construction of the two new North Island hospitals. The events are a collaborative effort of the Comox Valley and Campbell River Chambers of Commerce, Vancouver Island Construction Association, Vancouver Island Economic Alliance and the North Island Hospitals Project of the Van-

Equitable Trust:.................. 1 yr: 1.75% Home Trust Company: .........3 yr: 2.10% Equitable Trust: ................... 5 yr: 2.35%

Stock Watch

Royal Bank: ............................. 61.45 TD Bank: .................................. 80.53 Bank of Nova Scotia:................. 56.95 BCE: ........................................ 47.16 Potash Corp. Of Sask.: .............. 39.36 Suncor Energy Inc: .................... 28.13 Crescent Point Energy: .............. 35.85 Cdn. Oil Sands: ....................... 18.93 Husky Energy: .......................... 28.13 Pembina Pipe Line: ................... 31.78 Transcanada Corp: ................... 48.76 Teck Resources Ltd: ................... 25.21 Cameco: .................................. 18.20 Investment Trusts

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners: 30.71 Morguard Real Estate Inv. Tr.: ..... 17.93 Cdn. Real Estate Inv. Tr.: ............ 45.70 Riocan Investment Tr.: ................ 28.18

777A Fitzgerald Avenue, Cour tenay 250-334-5600

Philip J. Shute F.C.S.I.

Investment Advisor

Please call for our complimentary second opinion service Direct Line: 250-334-5609

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Rates and prices are subject to change and availability and those listed above are closing prices as of April 19th, 2013. RBC Dominion Securities Inc.* and Royal Bank of Canada are separate corporate entities which are affiliated. *Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund. RBC Dominion Securities Inc. is a member company of RBC Wealth Management, a business segment of Royal Bank of Canada. ® Registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence. © 2013 Royal Bank of Canada. All rights reserved.

Retirement Planning Seminar Thursday, May 2nd, 7pm -9pm On the evening of May 2nd, the financial planning professionals from Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited will be at the Crown Isle Resort in Courtenay for a special presentation on retirement planning, offered to select clients. • Are you on track to meet your retirement plans? • What changes can you make now to attain your future goals? • What events and milestones should trigger a financial planning review? • What mistakes cause plans to fall short? • What important pieces are you missing? • How can you take advantage of Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited*? Contact Kevin at kpantuso@odlumbrown.com or 250 703 0637, to reserve a seat for you and your guest. Janine Martin, FCSI | Branch Manager, Director, Associate Portfolio Manager Odlum Brown Limited | Tel: 250 703 0637 | Fax: 250 703 0638 1001A Fitzgerald Ave | Courtenay, BC | V9N 8K8 Toll Free: 1 877 703 0637 | jmartin@odlumbrown.com | www.odlumbrown.com → Odlum Brown Limited: An Award Winning Firm *Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Odlum Brown Limited offering life insurance products, retirement, estate and financial planning exclusively to Odlum Brown clients. Odlum Brown respects your time and your privacy. If you no longer wish us to retain and use your personal information preferring to have your name removed from our mailing list, please contact Kevin Pantuso at 250-703-0637. If you are currently a client of another Odlum Brown Investment Advisor, accept my apology as it is not my intent to contact existing clients. For more information on our Privacy Policy please visit our website at odlumbrown.com.


36

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

EDITORIAL

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

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

Don’t run from fear, but don’t stop running We weren’t standing in the line of fire. We weren’t hit by shards of shrapnel. We didn’t smell the acrid smoke or feel the percussive thrust, but we were all hurt deeply by the horrific explosions at the Boston Marathon. It’s been an emotional, fear-filled week or so. The aftermath of the bombings had most of us glued to the news, hoping to learn why. The answer to that may never come, or if it does, it may not make sense. Terrorist acts like these bombings are meant to hurt us all. Some of us physically, brutally, even more of us at an emotional level. Fear is a weapon easily wielded, a disease that too quickly spreads. Whether or not you’re a runner, this week you likely felt that fear, that vulnerability. You likely shed tears for people you’ve never met. Perhaps you said a prayer or hugged your loved ones a little closer. Fred Rogers has been often quoted since the explosions. The U.S. children’s TV host, Mister Rogers said: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ ” In the days after the bombings, many stories have focused on the survivors and those who came to their rescue. Selfless bystanders who rendered aid, those who staunched the flow of blood with bare hands, those who carried the wounded to safety. Here at home, far from the scene of the carnage, we showed our support, our solidarity with those personally affected by the blasts. As the shock and anger began to subside, our community came together to remember those affected by the Boston bombings, runners wore ribbons, held vigils and made vows to support those affected. In the days ahead we may continue to feel the emotional impact of the blasts, but we must remember, we can’t run from fear, rather we should run despite it. Victoria News Record Question of the Week This week: Seventy-one per cent of respondents so far say they support people protesting the closure of the Stotan Falls area to the public. Public access or property rights. Which has priority? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord. com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Helen Austin didn’t get a Juno Award on Sunday for Children’s Album of the Year (Emilie Mover did), but Helen is still a winner in our books.

The spin from various parties running candidates in the May 14 provincial election, which is often truthful only by accident, is in full-blown mode.

Do research before voting Dear editor, I was amazed at the audacity of our opposition party that they would choose the Comox Valley to let loose a stream of exaggerations to teachers re their proposed increase in funding to education. Don McRae, Minister of Education, and the B.C. Liberal incumbent for the Comox Valley, has worked tirelessly to balance the needs of educators in B.C. with the reality of financial needs for all other sectors of the population. Don is a professional teacher and is very aware of the problems faced in the everyday classroom. As a former classroom teacher, former administrator and yes, for years a member of my district teachers’ association executive, I have never been happy about being told by the BCTF leadership how to think, what party to follow or how my hard earned BCTF dues were going to be spent other than for professional purposes. I consider myself a professional not an arm of any government. As a teacher mentor

As a teacher mentor, I would hope that teachers are doing their own research just as they expect their own students to do before completing a project. That’s what professionals do.

Janice Cashin I would hope that teachers are doing their own research just as they expect their own students to do before completing a project. That’s what professionals do. In the ‘90s, teachers fought hard to bring in a change of government and when they did nothing changed. Where are the teachers who remember this? It seems as though teachers have their heads down prepared to run into another brick wall. Change is not always better. As a classroom teacher, did I want a fully staffed library and assistants in the classroom to help with difficult teaching situ-

ations? As an administrator did I want smaller class sizes so that parents were assured of quality education for their children? Of course, I did. And don’t get me started on the FSA testing brought in by the NDP. Teachers have always wanted better teaching conditions. But, all any government can do is balance the needs of education with the needs of every other ministry. I don’t care how many deals have been made with the BCTF, the opposition will discover they cannot follow through with the funding they have promised without compromising other ministries and/or the taxpayer pocket. Do the math! How is the opposition possibly going to find more dollars than the current government and at the same time remain a fiscally responsible province that will attract the businesses needed, and develop the resources required to increase funding for all? Be a professional — don’t vote until you do your research. Janice Cashin, Comox Valley

MLA McRae missed the boat Dear editor, I had the opportunity this past Saturday to witness a letterwriting event held in Fanny Bay centred around the Raven Coal Mine issue. The Ground Zero Coal event was appropriately named due to Fanny Bay’s close proximity to the massive coal mine, and organized by a local grassroots citizens’ group. People were asked to write handwritten letters to local and provincial candidates expressing their concerns about the proposed Raven Coal Mine. Realizing the importance of the mine issue to the folks in Fanny Bay, candidates Kas-

sandra Dycke, Diane Hoffman and Chris Aikman stopped in to observe and ask questions. Bruce Jolliffe, our Area A CVRD director, also took time out of his day to visit and chat with the locals. I was disappointed that incumbent Don McRae didn’t find the time to come down to listen to the concerns on the Raven Coal Mine, especially since all of the local governments in the Comox Valley have requested a more rigorous environmental assessment process than is currently underway. Is Mr. McRae still defending the current process as worldclass, rigorous and thorough? Mr. McRae missed a golden

opportunity to engage with the local residents of Fanny Bay. Given the motivation shown by the people who sent in their handwritten letters, it’s clear the Raven Mine will be in their minds when they cast a ballot on May 14. John Snyder, Fanny Bay

WRITE TO US Letters to the editor should be signed and include a daytime telephone number for verification. Keep ‘em short; we will edit for length. Names withheld only in exceptional circumstances. SEND LETTERS TO: Fax to: (250) 338-5568 E-mail to: letters@comoxvalleyrecord.com Website: www.comoxvalleyrecord.com Mail to: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, B.C., V9N 2Z7


OPINION

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Patients not getting best care

Royston trail waste of money

Dear editor, The number of people waiting for orthopedic surgery at St. Joseph’s is 620 — up from 388 a year ago; St. Joseph’s is not meeting hip and knee provincial replacement wait time targets. You’ll wait three times longer for shoulder surgery here than if you lived somewhere in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. While most other Health Authorities have managed to reduce the number of patients waiting for orthopedic surgeries, VIHA queues are getting longer. These are only a few of the depressing statistics extracted from the Ministry of Health’s Surgical Patient Registry website. Residents of the Valley are not being provided with the same level of service found elsewhere in the province or within VIHA. This sorry state will only worsen as the population ages and more retirees move to the Valley. Despite the pleas of many in the community, VIHA’s allocation of operating room time for orthopedics at St. Joseph’s remains fixed at three surgeons even though operating room resources are not fully utilized. With the return of Dr. Sunby from overseas, his replacement Dr. Tim Bell and his family must pack their bags and leave the Valley because the VIHA allows for only three surgeons and he’s the fourth. How troubling that the situation is unlikely to change when the new hospital is opened! Why is it that VIHA cannot deliver services on a par with their mainland counterparts? Why are North Island residents being short-changed by VIHA ? VIHA and SJGH administrators and political candidates should be called upon to provide answers. Jenny Steel, Comox Valley

Dear editor, Re: Royston ‘waterfront’ trail (AKA the Trail to Nowhere). I’m writing in regards to the so-called Royston waterfront trail. What began as a ‘restoration’ project of an existing waterfront path has now become a half-a-milliondollar tour of the neighbourhood. Rather than concentrating on erosion control and the preservation of the existing trail, the CVRD is focusing on what they refer to as their ‘retreat’ strategy, which constitutes moving the trail inland and letting the existing land/trail continue to erode away. For those who are not familiar with the project, the Royston trail is jointly funded through a $325,000 provincial grant and by the CVRD. The trail is proposed to ‘begin’ at a parking area at the end of Hilton Road by the Royston Wrecks that, although culturally significant to the Valley, has become a popular spot for dumping garbage, drug dealing and partying — and continues approximately 900 metres (or the length of less than 20 houses) north, where it dead-ends at Chinook Road, and approximately 50 metres (or the length of five or six houses) south, where it dead-ends at Lince Road. Although many have been under the impression that this trail will eventually link up with the existing Courtenay Riverway path, the reality of the situation is that a number of property owners between Marriott and Chinook roads own their land to the high-water mark. Should the two paths attempt to be ‘linked,’ this would necessitate recreational users to leave the Riverway path and travel along the highway to reach the Royston trail — not a

FAN PAT ARMSTRONG appreciated the Cyclone Taylor Cup hockey tournament in Courtenay. PHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY

Thanks for the hockey, eh Dear editor, I would like to thank the Comox Valley Glacier Kings organization and all the members of the VIJHL for hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup playoffs. Our young men deserve accolades and appreciation for putting on a great sporting event and my hat’s off to the Kings. The four teams that participated played their hearts out, entertained the crowds in the bleachers and are very

much admired. Especially the Victoria Cougars, who won the silver, after a gut-wrenching game against the Richmond Sockeyes. Way to go, Cougars, and David Marshall, who suffered a concussion and had to sit out the games, you show your true sporting colours, and support all your team all the way. A proud grandma... Pat Armstrong, Comox Valley

Cumberland disappointing Dear editor, I thought our community was made up of open minds, civil and human rights activists, environmentalist, healthy living and sport enthusiasts, the hard-working class, savethe-world kinda people, but if what I saw March 19 at the second OCP (Official Community Plan) rewrite meeting is an indication of what our community wants then I am truly saddened. I can only hope that the results I saw are a minority, and that the rest of the community has been participating online, to the surveys put out by the Village hall office. The first open house meeting was Jan. 26, the turnout poor, but also there was representation from Village officials and council, and a guiding hand from the consultant company representatives. A number of stations were set up at table, points

of concern, interest and new ideas were gathered under each heading, example, infrastructure, parks, heritage sites and buildings, etc. The meeting on March 19 had all the chosen pertinent points professionally printed and placed on large boards with explanations under each heading, the points down the left side and columns to the right of each point, where one was to place a sticky dot, the choices being something like, agree, somewhat agree, strongly agree, disagree, somewhat disagree, strongly disagree, etc. On three such boards one of the point/questions was “should the First Nations be involved with any decision making?” To my shock most of the dots were placed in the ‘strongly disagree’ column. I could not believe it, was the question read wrong, I reread it several times, NO

it could not have been, I brought it to the attention of two Village officials to verify what I was seeing. The turnout to this meeting was poor as well, but maybe people came and went before I got there, maybe more people are participating online than I realize, but if the rewrite of the OCP is left in the hands of people who ‘strongly disagree’ with First Nations involvement we are in true peril. I am truly saddened and embarrassed by this, maybe these people feel that it would slow the process down or worse, they haven’t accepted the fact that no matter how our forefathers arrived or to those arriving to our country still, it have been the First Nations who greet us with open arms. Their involvement is key to everything. Judith Pitz, Cumberland

37

very appealing proposition for most nature lovers or families. The south end of the Royston trail again terminates at a road leading back to the highway. This trail is a significant waste of money better spent elsewhere — nearly half a million dollars for a dead-end trail that is less than 1,200 metres in length. What about putting the funds towards restoring public access to Stotan Falls? The CVRD is now proposing to move the trail from the existing waterfront location to one metre above the highest tide. This requires the trail to be moved much farther inland and close to many of the homes along the trail. The trail has gone from a waterfront walk, to a tour through the trees/ lawns/gardens, with the view of neighbourhood houses. The proposed relocation of the trail will also have a significant impact on the natural habitat and wildlife in the area. Rather than preserving the path in its current location, a portion of the trail is being relocated around a slough, which (albeit man-made) has been popular with waterfowl and uncommon birds, such as the Green Heron for over 70 years. In addition to discussions about trail placement, many of the neighbours have expressed concerns about the trail itself. Although the opinions in this letter are my personal thoughts, there is a reason that over 80 per cent of neighbours in the immediate area of the trail (many of which are former proponents of the project) have signed a petition to oppose and reject the proposed realignment of the trail and now are appealing to the CVRD to cease all further work and financial expenditure. Tara Pietrzak, Royston

SPORT UTILITY 4X4 SALE! 2009 Ford Escape Sale Priced $ 18,995

2010 Toyota RAV4 Sale Priced $ 22,995

2010 Toyota Venza Sale Priced $ 25,995

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Sale Priced $ 26,900

2010 Lexus RX350 Sale Priced $ 39,995

www.courtenaymazda.com 475 Silverdale Crescent • 250-338-5777 • 1-800-872-6800


38



Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

live from the comox valley annual spring

Comox Valley’s Building, Renovation and Decor Show!

Home Create Your Dream Friday, April 26

m 5:00 pm - 9:00 p

7

Saturday, April 2

m

9:30 am - 5:30 p

Sunday, April 28

m 0:00 am - 4:00 p

1

produced by

HOME

2013

25

th

EXPO

April 26-27-28

2013

COMOX VALLEY SPORTS CENTRE 3001 Vanier Drive

FREE ADMISSION

Ideas, Information, Inspiration

www.homeshowtime.com

Show Discounts to SAVE YOU THOUSANDS!

Show information: 1.800.471.1112

DECORATION • DOORS • FLOORING • GARDENING • HEATING • HOT TUBS • LANDSCAPING • RENOVATIONS • SWIMMING POOLS • WINDOWS


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

39

B.C. Liberals are running scared for this election Third in a series on party platforms. VICTORIA — The B.C. Liberal Party deserves credit for releasing its policy book in full on the eve of the formal election campaign. That’s about the only positive thing to be said about it. For those who take the time to read party leader Christy Clark’s 40-page booklet, there are a few nuggets of news. For instance, a re-elected B.C. Liberal government would continue its justice reform agenda by moving traffic ticket disputes out of courtrooms, as they did with impaired driving cases. Most of it consists of glowing descriptions of the government’s 12-year record, and attacks on the NDP of the kind that are not normally seen in a platform. This is consistent with Clark’s style since she was anointed party leader two years ago. The main focus, as revealed in February’s throne speech, is a plan to pay off B.C.’s growing debt and perhaps even get rid of the provincial sales tax with an Alberta-style

HAVING A

GARAGE SALE 10 LINES

5

$ 99 + TAX CALL TODAY

POLITICS

TOM

FLETCHER

“prosperity fund” from liquefied natural gas exports. Whether this is from imposing a new export

As for paying off the $60-billion ❝ debt that the B.C. Liberals’ pre-election

budget predicts will keep growing, cartoonist Adrian Raeside summed it up best: LNG revenues are ‘Christy Clark’s invisible friend.’

tax on LNG or simply from a windfall of gas royalties is not clear. Clark and her energy minister contradicted each other on that when it was announced, and the platform doesn’t shed any new light. All we have is a big logo on the side of Clark’s campaign bus declaring “DEBT FREE B.C.”

are “Christy Clark’s invisible friend.” Clark finished up last week with stops in Terrace and Prince Rupert, promising an LNG windfall for local governments as well. She repeated the platform’s attack line that the NDP are going to wreck the trillion-dollar LNG boom with a Quebec-style morato-

rium on “fracking” to extract gas from deep shale formations. That’s not an outright lie, but it’s almost as speculative as Clark’s notions of a 30-year windfall that could at best barely start during the next four-year term. The NDP are not calling for a moratorium on natural gas production. They’re calling for yet another “review,” one of many vague, wobbly positions that have been adopted by both dominant parties. An earlier premier named Glen Clark became famous for “freezing” things like ferry fares and car insurance rates. Now Christy Clark is “freezing” personal income tax rates for five years, and carbon tax rates too. That implies she’s planning to win this election and the next one, at a time when it is unclear whether she can even hold her own seat in VancouverPoint Grey.

The B.C. Liberals will cut small business taxes by a point, some time in the next five years. They will also increase income tax on large businesses and personal income of more than $150,000, but that’s not mentioned in their platform, since it goes against 12 years of their policy as a gov-

Thank you to our loyal customers - those who love April Cornell designs and those who have just been introduced. Join us between Friday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 29 for a prize draw and give-aways. Facebook friends and email list subscribers will get a special gift online.

Feel Beautiful. Live Beautiful. Be Beautiful. 244 5th Street, Courtenay 250-871-0229 Mon. to Sat. 9:30 to 5:30, Sun. 12 to 4 Like Us “La Cache Comox Valley”

50

% Off

On select frames only.

PRE-INVENTORY

BLOWOUT SALE! Limited time offer while stock lasts! 349 B 5th Street, Courtenay 250-334-2043

Save BIG on Stylish Fashion Frames! Shop brands like:

level. The platform asserts that total provincial revenues will continue to rise in the next four years, despite the uncompensated loss of $1 billion from the carbon tax. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.

tfletcher@blackpress.ca.

growing out of it or

1st Anniversary Celebration

Your community. Your newspaper.

ernment. • A clarification of last week’s column on the B.C. Conservative platform. Leader John Cummins informs me his plan to phase out the carbon tax does not include reversing the personal and business income tax rate reductions that were legislated as the fuel tax reached its current

Whetherthey’re

Artistic Clothing, Linens and Home Decor.

1-855-310-3535 COMOX VALLEY RECORD Up to

As I’ve written before, there is plenty of real evidence of a huge new LNG industry in the making. As for paying off the $60-billion debt that the B.C. Liberals’ preelection budget predicts will keep growing, cartoonist Adrian Raeside summed it up best: LNG revenues

into it


40



Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

TAX RETURN SALE GM 4

Tax

Re

turnChevrolet Buick - GMC Ltd From April 23 until April 30 Brian McLean will match your 2012 Tax Return as a further discount over and above the ALREADY discounted prices! Or we will match what you owe. Your S

ocial

Traverse, Acadia, Enclave, Camaro

$500 UP TO $1,000 UP TO $1,500

Silverado, Sierra, Light Duty & Heavey Duty Trucks

UP TO

Spark, Sonic Cruze, Impala

UP TO

Equinox, Terrain, Trax, Encore, Verano

Certified Pre-Owned Examples:

M7023 2013

GMC SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB 4X4

$38,815 GM DEPOSIT $7,000 $31,815 Sale Price & 0% Financing TAX RETURN − $2,000 DISCOUNT MSRP

$29,815 Sale Price & 0% Financing

Insur ance Numb er Spous e’s So cial In suran ce Nu mber

$2,000 UP TO $2,000 M7170 2013

BUICK VERANO

$33,125 GM DEPOSIT $1,750 $31,375 Sale Price OR 0% Financing TAX RETURN − $1,000 DISCOUNT MSRP

$30,375 Sale Price OR 0% Financing

Must provide Revenue Canada Return Stub, and or Accredited Accounting Firm Summary or Online Printed Revenue Canada Stub

DL8379

2145 CLIFFE AVENUE • COURTENAY • 250-334-2425

W W W. B R I A N M C L E A N . C A


Comox Valley Record, April 23, 2013