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The North Island’s three candidates got down to business at Wednesday’s all-candidates meeting. They didn’t have much choice. The Campbell River Chamber of Commerce hosted the sold-out event and, naturally, the questions were business related. “If we look at employment we can see that approximately 1,027,900 people were employed by small business in B.C. in 2011,” said Corby Lamb, the chamber’s vice-chair. “This accounts for 56 per cent of all private sector employment – second in the country – and 45 per cent of total employment including public sector.” Lamb moderated the question and answer session at the Royal Continued on A5 Kristen Douglas/the Mirror
Residents showed their support for the SPCA Wednesday at city hall during a proclamation to kick off a month-long fundraiser. About 50 people gathered on the front lawn of city hall as Acting Mayor Larry Samson declared May to be SPCA month in Campbell River.
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The SPCA lowered its asking price in a bid to resume its services in Campbell River. Veterinarian Helen Kwong said the latest proposal from the SPCA
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(Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is to run the animal shelter for $80,000 per year; the SPCA originally asked the city for $95,000. Kwong said while what the SPCA did is admirable, she can’t see the lower price being financially sus-
tainable for the society which said it costs $400,000 each year to run the Campbell River shelter. “I know the SPCA made a proposal to the city and the amount they provided is $80,000,” Kwong told a crowd of SPCA supporters gathered at city hall Wednesday
afternoon to hear Acting Mayor Larry Samson proclaim May as SPCA month. “I think it is a lean figure to operate the SPCA. The community will have to subsidize our shelter.” Kwong said if the community
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bout 50 people congregated on the lush green grass in front of city hall Wednesday afternoon as Acting Mayor Larry Samson declared May to be SPCA month in Campbell River. SPCA supporters treated Samson to a round of applause as he not only proclaimed May as Go Loonie for the SPCA month but pledged to contribute to the fundraiser to bring back the SPCA. “City council is proud
to support the SPCA Go Loonie fundraiser,” Samson said. “City council has pledged to match all funds raised up to a maximum of $10,000.” Veterinarian Helen Kwong said the city better be ready to step up and fulfil its commitment because the fundraiser has already raised $9,000 as of Wednesday – day one of the 31-day campaign. “This tells you how much community support we have for the SPCA,” Kwong said. “Our Go Loonie for the SPCA will be a wake up call for the city. We want action
and we want it now. This is what Campbell River wants and by goodness, this is what Campbell River will get.” SPCA supporter Carol Chapman, who has volunteered her time to be the face of the fundraiser, told the crowd gathered at city hall she has confidence in the community. “We’re going to build a new shelter to house the SPCA and we’re going to raise the money,” Chapman said. “We need to make this fundraiser huge and put this town on the map as the town that could and will raise money for a shelter for
the SPCA to do their business. It’s people like you guys who will make this dream a reality. It’s going to be hard work and it’s going to be long term but we’re going to do it.” Samson also acknowledged the community’s loyalty to and support for the SPCA. “ The residents of Campbell River continue to show time and time again when things are not going the way they want, they are willing to step up and face the challenge,” he said. “Your presence today shows how animal welfare in
the city is important to you.” Samson said council recognizes that there will be long-term financial challenges in respect to the SPCA. The goal of the Go Loonie fundraiser is to help subsidize the SPCA, which was losing $10,000 per year at its Campbell River branch. The campaign is set up as a challenge. Companies and individuals are encouraged to challenge other businesses or their neighbours to see who can raise the most money through creative fundraisers such as bake sales,
book sales, garage sales, auctions, dog washing, or coffee sales. SPCA supporter Krista Hack plans to shave her head June 1 in exchange for donations to the SPCA. Her locks will be donated to an organization which makes wigs for cancer patients. Discovery Trekking Outfitters is vying to win a small business contest and donate the entire $5,000 in winnings to the SPCA. The link to vote is: www.loveourlocalbusiness.com Campbell River Avon is selling beauty kits for
$29.99, and $5 from each purchase will go towards the SPCA. Additionally, for each person who joins Curves’ complete diet during the month of May, $10 will be donated to the SPCA. Kwong said all of the dollars raised in the community will stay in the community. She’s confident that the SPCA will return and all the monies will go towards the Campbell River branch. An account to drop off donations is now open at Scotia Bank. All donations must be made by May 31.
used towards its operations. Without that extra money, the SPCA was forced to turn down the city’s offer of $58,000 to run the animal shelter plus an additional $34,000 grant-in-aid. Since then, the community has lobbied city council to change its mind and bring the SPCA back. Part of the problem is the city only
budgeted $164,000 for both animal control and pound services; the SPCA’s quote would put council over that figure. Kwong said a meeting two weeks ago between herself, SPCA chief executive officer Craig Daniell, SPCA supporter Cyriel DeBruyne and city council did not resolve some of the long-standing issues, particularly
the conditions that the SPCA was working in. “What was discussed and what is being offered is uncons cionable,” Kwong said. “It has been suggested that the former SPCA building be split into two separate buildings with the SPCA taking about 40 per cent and Coastal Animal Control Services taking the remaining 60 per
cent. The Campbell River SPCA was bulging at the seams already and you want to stuff them in less than 50 per cent of the space? In the summer, the staff ran fans with ice in front of them to cool the animals and in the winter, the heating was inadequate. Why spend thousands of dollars to commission an engineering study and split a
dysfunctional building?” But Wednesday during the proclamation at city hall, Acting Mayor Larry Samson said council recognizes that the shelter is in need of major renovations. The difficulty is most of the SPCA’s f undraising ef for ts went towards the costly upkeep of the animals – its number one priority – rather than a new
building, and the city’s SPCA reserve fund only has around $2,700 in it as of last September. Kwong would be satisfied with having the SPCA move back into the shelter on Merecroft Road and share the space with Coastal Animal Control until the community can raise enough money to build a new shelter.
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can raise the money, the SPCA could relocate back to Campbell River in as little as two days. The SPCA pulled its operations in Campbell River over the Easter weekend after city council awarded its animal enforcement contract to Coastal Animal Control for $105,000 – a chunk of money the SPCA
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It was a magical night on Saturday at the Cameryn’s Cause for Kids gala entitled Enchanted Forest held at the Thunderbird Hall. The dinner, silent auction, live auction and cash bar all contributed to raising $21,000. Live music and dancing kept the party going after a gourmet dinner.
Cameryn’s Cause for Kids Society Board of Directors (left to right - Shayleen Harris, Mason Harris, Amanda Barnes, Tracy Ham, Trina Robinson and Sandra Cyr) toast to a successful Gala.
Ocean Pacific’s Hilary Schweitzer-McEwen (left) and auctioneer-extraordinaire Gordon Dyck auctioned off donated items to raise money for the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.
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Coachman with NDP incumbent Claire Trevena, Liberal candidate Nick Facey and Conservative representative Bob Bray. Facing a largely proLiberal audience, Facey was able to open with one of the best lines of the luncheon. “There’s nothing small about small business in B.C.,” he said. Facey said the Liberals plan to offer small business owners a tax cut, to help them re-invest, and to streamline the bidding process for modest government contracts. He also affirmed the party’s commitment to big business. Facey said the North Island region would benefit from a new mine and sawmill, and he touted the oil and gas sector, offering support for David Black’s plan to build an oil refinery in Kitimat that would bring in oil from the proposed Northern Gateway Enbridge pipeline. Trevena didn’t back down from her party’s policy which is firmly against building an oil pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the B.C. coast. She also said big business has to pay its way, pointing out that Campbell River has “borne the brunt” of Catalyst
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abandoning the Elk Falls paper mill. “Industry can’t get a free ride…and industry benefits from the services offered in the community,” said Trevena, who pointed out the NDP’s one per cent corporate tax hike would pay for training and education. She also tried to appease the small business community by say the NDP offers stability and “no surprises,” citing the Liberal’s debacle of trying to implement the harmonized sales tax. Trevena also said the NDP would freeze small business taxes and all the campaign promises are accounted for, based on “restrained” economic growth. For the most part, Bray preached the Conservatives’ very conservative platform: balance the budget, keep taxes low and create a business-
friendly government. He also took a shot at the flip-flop on provincial and harmonized sales taxes. “The PST isn’t business friendly,” he said. “There is some work to do.” Bray also supported resource development and believes the risks involved in transporting oil are “exaggerated.” He said the Conservatives would implement plans to mitigate potential risks. The subject of a balanced provincial budget provided one of the more interesting exchanges of the meeting. Facey reaffirmed his party’s commitment to balancing the budget and to pay down debt so that, “we don’t burden the future generations with the decisions we make.” Trevena countered that eight of the last 13 Liberal budgets have not been balanced and she
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n Trevena reaffirmed the NDP plan to conduct a full audit of BC Ferries and to treat the ferry system like provincial highways. n Bray said his party would roll the three ferries boards into one and offer a tax credit for regular users. n In light of the everincreasing skills shortage, all three candidates said their parties would invest in training programs and apprenticeships. n The only other allcandidates meeting before the May 14 election takes place on Monday, 6 p.m. at the Seniors Centre located at Campbell River Common Mall. For more on the allcandidates meeting and Monday’s upcoming forum, see Paul Rudan’s column on Page A8.
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May 6-17. That survey will ask residents what they think is the most important issue facing the community, how the quality of life is in Campbell River, how the quality of life has changed in the past three years, and the cause of the change in quality of life. Residents will also be asked to rank their satisfaction with city services such as maintenance, cleaning and upgrading of streets and sidewalks, recreation programs, parks, trails and other green space mainte-
nance and development, cultural facilities, and the library. Finally, the survey will poll residents on the value they feel they’re getting for their tax dollars, their preference for balancing taxation and service levels, information citizens want from the city, the best method for the city to communicate information to citizens, the frequency of contact with the city for information/service, and the level of satisfaction with city customer service. Julie Douglas, the city’s
communications advisor, said in a report to council that extra questions could be added to the survey for a cost. “Should council wish to address other issues not in the core survey, staff have the opportunity to add additional questions prior to May 1,” Douglas said. “The cost for custom questions is $900 each.” However, at last week’s council meeting, no councillor put forward a motion to formally add another question, though Mayor Walter Jakeway expressed his
concern that the survey didn’t include any questions about Robron Park – a multi-million dollar improvement project that will more than likely involve borrowing money. “I don’t see anything about Robron park – that’s a sizeable expenditure,” Jakeway said. Laura Ciarniello, the city’s general manager of corporate services, confirmed that city staff did not craft a question regarding Robron, but added council could direct staff to add such a question.
Council in the end, however, only received Douglas’ report as information. City staff expect to have the results of the survey by mid-June and will prepare a report detailing the outcome for the next council meeting after the results arrive. This will be the first time since 2006 the city has conducted a statistically-valid satisfaction survey of local residents. The previous survey generated 400 responses over the phone and cost the city approximately $10,000.
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The bright yellow plant, which kills native species, has spread across the city in recent years but local volunteers have worked feverishly to
eradicate broom. The Communities in Bloom Committee and the Noon Hour Rotary Club joined forces April 13 to pull out the broom at Tyee Spit. Kerr said 42 volunteers turned out to conquer the invasive species. “I dare you to go down to Tyee Spit and find any broom,” Kerr told council last week. That event was followed up by a Broom Bash meeting at the Eagles last Saturday. Kerr has been the driving force on council in a bid to
eradicate broom. He put forward a motion in March directing city staff to prepare a policy for the eradication of broom from all city-owned properties as well as a policy to motivate property owners to remove the plant from their own properties. That policy is still being worked on by staff.
his backyard garage/ shop to allow for RV parking. Storvold had to apply for a variance to change the maximum floor area of an ancillary building on a residential lot. Storvold wants to enlarge the garage by extending it at the back and increasing the height with the addition of a pitched roof to the maximum allowable height of five metres. The property in question is on Goodwin Road, off of South Alder Street.
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One year later, woman’s death remains a mystery Paul Rudan Campbell RiveR miRRoR
The death of Kingcome Inlet woman, found south of the city last year, remains a mystery. The body of Elizabeth Lagis, 33, was found by the side of the Inland Island Highway, just south of Hamm Road, on March 9, 2011. “Since that date, an investigative team from the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, with the support of the BC Coroners Service, has conducted an exhaustive investigation into the circumstances
su r rou nd i ng L ag is’ death,” said RCMP Cpl. Darren Lagan in a news release. “Key findings of the investigation reveal that no criminality was involved in her death. The investigation also revealed that Elizabeth is believed to have passed away on March 7, at the location where her body was found.” Lagis had arrived by plane in Campbell River for two days of medical tests on March 6-7. She didn’t have a vehicle and called family members in Kingcome Inlet around 10:30 p.m. on March 6.
It was the last time they ever heard from her. She didn’t attend her next day’s appointments which led to a search. RCMP air and grounds crews, along with Campbell River Search and Rescue, conducted an exhaustive search of multiple areas of interest in and around Campbell River. Finally, on March 9, a passing motorist found her body. She was found eight-and-a-half metres down an embankment, off the highway, in a location obscured by a drainage culvert. However, more than a year later, police aren’t
saying how Lagis died or why she was found more than 25 kilometres away from the hotel where she was staying in downtown Campbell River. “Investigators met with Elizabeth’s family (Wednesday) and shared the findings of their investigation,” said Cpl. Lagan. “The family wishes to grieve in private.” Kingcome Inlet is a tiny community of about 100 people located on the Central Coast. Lagis worked part-time at the village council office, helped care for her mother, took part in the
fishing activities, and spent most of her time caring for her teenaged daughter. “My sister was just awesome,” her brother Percy told the Mirror last year. “She helped preserve food for the family, she helped with the fishing; smoking fish, canning them. She loved to eat crab. She could eat crab all week. She was a big part of the community and I’m going to really miss her.” The police investigation is officially over and the case has now been turned over to the BC Coroners Service.
Giving kids a sense of belonging on National Youth Mental Health Day Campbell River and the Comox Valley are coming together on Tuesday, May 7 to celebrate National Child and Youth Mental Health Day and to enjoy a family fun day event. This Tuesday, national awareness day helps create public awareness and acknowledgement of the hundreds of thousands of children, youth and families needing mental health support and care across Canada.
The FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health has been working with the community to create this memorable, free family fun event to celebrate National Child and Youth Mental Health Day. This event will bring our communities together to connect, laugh, and inspire. The FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health is a provincial organization whose mission is to promote and influence change in intervention
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Centennial Park Playspace and Court Enhancements What is the Project About? The City of Campbell River has received a Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund Grant to upgrade Centennial Park. Improvements are focused on the practice court and play area. The intent of the project is to upgrade the existing practice court for multi-sport use and to enhance the play opportunities with a natural playscape.
What is the Open House About? To present and seek community input on concepts and upgrade options. When & Where Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sportsplex Room 1, 1800 Alder Street South For more information contact: Lynn Wark, Parks Project Supervisor, City of Campbell River Email: lynn.wark@ campbellriver.ca Tel: 250-286-7805 Web: http://campbellrivercentennialpark.ca
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Why are the feds playing by different rules? Chapter eight of the 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada should ruffle the feathers of every taxpayer in this country. The title of chapter eight is “Spending on the Public Security and Anti-Terrorism Initiative.” The word “uncontrolled” should have We say: We all been at the front of that title. The spring report is the result of a performance have to fill out audit designed to identify “… how well our income tax government is managing its activities, responsibilities, and resources.” properly The conclusion of the Attorney General on the massive spending program geared to keep Canadians safe from terror is that, “…departments
and agencies reported spending $9.8 billion on PSAT Initiative activities, but information on whether departments used $3.1 billion in Initiative funding was not available.” Information on where $3.1 billion went is just not available? Why? It’s tax time and Canadians are being asked to provide proof of income and expenses to ensure we’re following rules to keep our economy humming along. Why is the federal government playing under a different set of rules? The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat mandate is to provide advice and support to Treasury Board ministers and provide oversight of the financial management of government. Given that they have identified three possible scenarios that might account
for what happened to the money (they are at least good at that) it shouldn’t be a big leap to drill down a little further. Money should be something easy to track. This department received X amount, then X gave it Y who spent it on Z. Here’s the paperwork about what Z is. According to the report, weaknesses in the way the government assesses proposals for funding and their reporting processes, were identified as far back as 2004. This isn’t pocket change, so the question needs to be asked: How well is the government managing activities, responsibilities and resources in this case? In a word: badly. – Black Press
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Re: Liberals’ Statements in Friday, May 1 Mirror I am pleased to see the Liberal candidate is now involved with our hospital issue since it was the Liberals who tried to reduce our Campbell River Hospital to nothing more than a first aid station but were overwelmed with opposition which eventually changed that plan. I feel I need to clarify a couple of statements issued by the Liberals in their advertisement on May 1 in the Mirror as they are not correct. The statement that Claire Trevena opposes development of resource jobs is erroneous. The statement that she and the BC NDP are placing the new hospital and promised 36 more alternate level care beds at risk is completely false. The true fact is that Claire has worked hard for six years to ensure Campbell River and the Comox Valley both have a fully functioning acute care hospital with all the current services retained. She has convened regular hospital stakeholder meetings for six years, worked with the doctors, North Island mayors and councillors, First Nations, Citizens for Quality Health Care, nurses, other hospital employees, CR Hospital Foundation, CR Hospital Auxiliary, Chamber of Commerce, etc. as well as all levels of government. Having attended all those meetings, we can all attest to her continual devotion to our hospital, related services and her constituents. Claire has also worked hard on getting the alternate level care beds which have been promised. She has proven herself to be a very capable, experienced hard working MLA. Lois Jarvis
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Paul Rudan No, really
Good on the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce for holding one of the few all-candidates meetings in the city. Wednesday’s luncheon meeting was a packed house upstairs at the Royal Coachman as candidates were thoroughly quizzed on small business-related affairs for almost two hours. I’m not sure the candidates had time to wolf down the delightful lunch as the rest of us dined on salads, steamed veggies and chicken cordon bleu. But that’s small business folk – they keep politicians on their toes. I thought NDP incumbent Claire Trevena and Liberal hopeful Nick Facey provided the best answers. Both are well-drilled in current party policy and both well-acquainted with the riding, its history, and our various wants
and needs. It’s hard to say who had the edge. Trevena is the more polished speaker, but Facey and the Liberals have a lot of support in the business community. Bob Bray, candidate for the new BC Conservative Party, is a knowledgeable and nice guy. But he needs to learn more about the riding and he’s disadvantaged because a lot of his party policy is evolving with the campaign. Ah well, we’ll find out on May 14. Actually, I over-stated the “few” allcandidates meetings. Two would be precise. The only other all-candidates forum is taking place on Monday at the seniors centre, located at Campbell River Common mall. The meeting is open to everyone. And – drum roll please – for a mere
$8, you get homemade lasagna and ribs, dessert and tea or coffee. Dinner’s from 5-6 p.m., meeting after – good deal! Stop by the centre today and get your ticket so the chefs can get a head-start this weekend. It’s a little disappointing there isn’t an all-candidates forum taking place in a larger venue, but then it’s hard to know if enough people would show up to fill 300-400 seats. During Wednesday’s forum, Bray pointed out that in the last provincial election, just 40 per cent of eligible voters in the North Island riding actually voted. That’s sad and pathetic, and Bray, to his credit, is encouraging more people to vote. And on the subject of more voters, the two high schools in Port McNeill
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front and back yards for either personal or commercial food production opportunities. The idea is catching on with such enthusiasm in larger centres, such as Victoria, that networks have been created to match those with garden space to those looking for gardening opportunities. A friend has asked if I would let readers know that she is willing to share her large and unused back garden on Erickson Road. Please call 923-5537 to make enquiries. For readers interested in the SPIN plan I recommend Googling spinfarmingvictoria.com or donaldstreetfarms. com. There’s a lot of information out there! Did You Know That…the Broom-
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As Discovery Passage SeaLife Society nears its targeted June 8 opening date for a downtown aquarium, more details about the seasonal attraction are being revealed. The society, which received charitable status this week, is accepting donations and plans to unveil the aquarium on June 8, Ocean’s Day.
The aquarium will feature approximately 30 tanks with creatures that are native to the area. Mark Wunsch, president of the SeaLife Society, said the intent is to give people a better understanding of the surrounding environment. “The intention is to represent the local environment and highlight special habitats,” Wunsch said. To do that, the society
plans to set up a three feet wide by four feet high cylindrical tank to house smolts and tell the story of the salmon. Wunsch said visitors will also be able to see plankton (which the salmon feed on), rock fish, crabs, sponges, corals, sea cucumbers, and sand dollars, among other things. There are also plans to have a few touch tanks so visitors to the aquarium can reach in and
experience what it’s like to touch a sea star, which Wunsch said smells like garlic, or a sea slug. “We’ll be covering quite a bit of ground,” Wunsch said. “The small, diverse life on the sea floor and swimming in the water.” Lorrie Bewza, vicepresident of Discovery Passage SeaLife Society, said the society expects to collect the sea life this month in preparation for the aquarium’s grand opening. The plan is to release all of the creatures back to the ocean in Septem-
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