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Paralyzed man needs funds Renee Andor Record Staff

Courtenay’s Isaac Leblanc is now on a waiting list for a longterm care facility. The 27-year-old has been in hospital care since late 2011 due to an illness that left him paralyzed from the waist down. His mother Wendy has been by her son’s side the entire time and has been fundraising to renovate Isaac’s old home, because if it’s wheelchair-accessible, Isaac can go home instead of to a longterm care facility. “They (medical professionals) put him on the (long-term care facility) list yesterday,” Wendy said Thursday. “And Isaac’s going, ‘No, Mom, I don’t want to go there, I don’t want to go to a facility.’ “We don’t want him there because, from what I’ve been told by many, many people, and a few people I know that work in the facilities, they said you go from bad to worse in a facility.” Isaac arrived back at St. Joseph’s General Hospital just over a week ago after spending about a month doing physiotherapy in Nanaimo. Wendy said Isaac hasn’t received any physiotherapy since he’s been back in the Valley. “We just want to get him out of the hospital system,” she said. “We just need him out of here. The hospital now is starting to drain him, like physically and

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mentally drain Isaac now, and the faster we can get him out of here, the better off we’ll be.” Isaac lived in a Courtenay duplex owned by his father before he became ill in November 2011. Quickly, a pain in his neck turned into paralysis from the neck down. He couldn’t speak and his eyes were changing colour, among other things. After long months, doctors diagnosed Isaac with a rare form of multiple sclerosis called Marburg, though Wendy noted the diagnosis is still somewhat uncertain. Isaac has been improving steadily, according to Wendy, who pointed out that just 10 months ago Isaac couldn’t even lift his arms. “He can feed himself now, he can change his own shirt now, he can wash his upper body,

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munity have rallied to support Isaac’s cause. Two more fundraisers are coming up this week. Andrew Sheret and Splashes Bath & Kitchen Centre, (corner of Kilpatrick and 29th), host a fundraiser Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature a dunk tank and barbecue lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chad’s West Coast Grill and Bar will host a beer and burger fundraiser Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at the door. Call Evangeline Mathura at 250-898-7717 for more information. For upcoming fundraising events, check Bring Isaac Home Campaign on Facebook. To donate look for Bring Isaac Leblanc Home on www.gofundme.com.

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Don Urquhart is blind but that doesn’t stop him from delivering The Record. With help from an iPhone, a cane, and a dose of strength and determination, the 43-year-old Royston resident has been covering a route in East Courtenay since May. Twice a week he takes a bus to a friend’s house at Dingwall Road where he loads 60-plus papers into a recycling bin. Pulling a dolly weighed down by the bin in one hand and guiding his way with a cane in the other, he hauls the papers about a kilometre up Dingwall, along McLauchlin Drive and up Muir Road. Urquhart delivers to 11 housing complexes at Alderwood Place and at Muir. He reads doors by feeling the numbers. “The doors, in many cases, have patterns to them,” he said. “For example, 302 and 202 are close together. And in other complexes the 200 numbered doors are on the corners and the 100s are in the middle. Patterns of that nature.” Urquhart considered delivering papers after coming across an elderly carrier who was having difficulty covering her route on Fourth Street. “I thought, ‘I’m young and strong and full of energy, I can still do this. Let’s give ‘er a try’.” After folding and loading the papers he takes nearly two hours to complete the route, which he has mostly memorized and tracked on his iPhone. “Wonderful technology,” he said, noting the recording app. Generally, he does not rely on Global Positioning System (GPS), though it comes in handy on the bus, which he is entitled to ride free of charge with

a Canadian National Institute for the Blind card. “I mainly use an app which keeps lists as little recording clips of my voice,” he said. “Apple has done wonders by building the support into their iPhones, iPads, iPod touches to read the contents of the screen of the device. It’s called voiceover.” He also uses a technique called echo location, inspired by a story about a man who rides a bike by clicking his tongue. Urquhart uses a pet training clicker to bounce sound off objects such as parked cars. “Don is an amazing individual,” said Record circulation manager Terry Marshall, who had his doubts when Urquhart inquired into a paper route. “He certainly proved me wrong. I hope to have him for a long time to come.” The Comox Valley-raised Urquhart had spent about 10 years in Nanaimo before returning to his hometown. Until about two years ago he had used a seeing-eye dog, which he has retired. “I actually feel freer in some ways without a dog because they do take a lot of work. They are wonderful companions. I may acquire one again sometime later in life.” Urquhart was interested in writing back in his high school days at Vanier Secondary. Later, he became interested in information technology. He took a course in computer technology network and repair but it did not result in a job. “But I was glad to get this opportunity,” he said, noting the paper route supplements a monthly disability benefit that barely covers the basics. Considering the cost of monthly gym memberships, he considers the job to be free exercise. “I get my workout, espe-

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Julia MacKenzie chokes up when she talks about how she’ll feel when she moves into a home she will own. Julia is a single mother with two sons, Ryan, 13, and Matthew, 15. She works as a care aid at a local senior care facility and was chosen as one of the families who will receive a hand up to obtain their own home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North. “It feels great,” says Julia as she and Ryan stand outside their home in the making. “It’s slowly coming to the point of, ‘this is actually my home.’” Julia has rented a home in the Comox Valley since she moved here about 10 years ago. But she’s hoping the fourth unit at Habitat’s six-unit build in Courtenay will be complete by the end of September so she can move into her own home with her sons and the family’s three cats. “I can actually put pictures up and make it feel like it’s my

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Trilogy seeking exemption from some DCCs Record Staff Trilogy Group CEO and president John Evans asked council for an exemption from commercial Development Cost Charges. Evans made the request during a delegation to council, and council is expected to discuss the matter at an upcoming council meeting. Evans noted three years ago the council of the day supported an exemption of commercial DCCs. He suggested retailers may be more enticed to the land slated for the large mixed use development with the exemption. He also pointed out the additional commercial tax base the Village would gain if retailers move into the area. Called CAYET, the 700 acres at the junction of the Inland Island Highway and the Comox Valley Parkway would feature mixed-use development, described as a commercial hub of retail, restaurants, hotels and housing. Evans also gave council an update on the project’s progress. “We’re working on the first phase of residential subdivision,” he said, noting subdivision and servicing plans are underway and Trilogy has been working with Village staff on agreement. He then updated council about his progress in attracting commercial interests. “We have been at the international council of shopping centres with the project, we were in Toronto with it a year ago last September, we had the project in

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unanimously approved setting aside $150,000 from this year’s host community agreement funds for a skate park in Village Park. About $20,000 from the Recreation Society donation will also go towards the project. Village staff will work with Cumberland Community Schools Society Skatepark Committee to develop a memorandum of understanding and the committee is expected to fundraise for the project. Village staff are expected to update council about estimated costs and timelines this fall. Council also allocated $250,000 in amenity funds toward a new fire hall. Village staff are searching for a site and staff are expected to update council on the project’s progress this fall. Meanwhile, council allocated $10,000 for street signage improvements from the downtown enhancement funds. ••• Council approved a new timeline for completion of the Official Community Plan, which sees the plan

finally completed in May. The deadline feedback on the draft OCP is Sept. 15, and a summary of that feedback will be given to council Oct. 15. Any changes council deems necessary will be made to the draft OCP, which will then be released to the public Nov. 8. This draft is scheduled to be discussed at the Nov. 27 committee of the whole meeting and first and second readings are scheduled in January. For more information, or to provide feedback, visit www. cumberland.ca. ••• Council gave Village staff the green light to spend up to $5,000 as staff work to inform the community about the Village’s plans for water use. Mock water bills went out in August for the April/May/ June quarterly period and three more mock bills will follow. Council is expected to set consumption-based water rates in February/March. The Village water

meter project goals are to reduce summer water use to 700 litres per capita, encourage responsible water use and implement a consumption-based pay system, which would also see users pay a base rate. ••• Site preparation and construction is set to begin this fall for the new playground and improved dog park in Village Park. Parks and outdoor recreation co-ordinator Kevin McPhedran told council some playground equipment has to be special ordered and could take eight weeks to arrive, but he said the playground could be complete by late October or early November.

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THE AL Halaaq family, originally from Iraq, has moved from Comox to Halifax, N.S.

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Two Palestinian Iraqi families that had lived in the Comox Valley now reside in other parts of Canada. Both had fled their homeland and lived in United Nations camps between Iraq and Syria before heading overseas. The Al Halaaqs,

a family of nine that lived in Comox, moved to Halifax, N.S. six months after arriving last year. Yousif, the head of the family who had landed a job at Sixth Street Barbers, is barbering part-time in his new city. His wife, Abitsim, has about 30 family members in Halifax. Her father recently

them for the next six months financially.” The Abo Nofals, who had moved to Courtenay before the Al Halaaqs arrived in the Valley, now reside in Burnaby. The eldest daughter of Ali and Laila Abo Nofal lives close by, as does Ali’s brother, who had been living in Creston, B.C.

passed away. “We tried to get her back in time and she just missed him,” said Dave Talbot, chair of the Comox Valley Refugee Support Committee. “Sad because she hadn’t seen him for four years. Her mother really wanted her to come back and be part of the family back there…We moved them there and supported

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The Comox Valley Housing Task Force (CVHTF) will host a forum on issues related to homelessness, access to affordable housing and healthy communities in October 2013. The forum is being staged through a partnership with the Comox Valley Regional District and the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI). “The Comox Valley Housing Task was formed two years ago to address the issues in our community related to affordable housing and homelessness and the struggle many people have in accessing housing and shelter that is affordable and safe. The forum in the Fall will be an opportunity to bring many groups together for an open discussion and learning opportunity,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, CVHTF chair. The forum Oct. 16 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay will include expert speakers in the field of homelessness and affordable housing, engage the public on the issues, as well as look for feedback and participation from the community.

The forum hopes to engage the community, local stakeholders and government on the importance of increasing awareness of the connection between adequate housing and personal well-being. “One of United Way’s three focus areas for funding is healthy communities and access to affordable housing is a key component of that,” said Signy Madden, UWCNVI executive director. “Homelessness is an issue in the Comox Valley and many factors can contribute to different states of homelessness, including inadequate access to rental properties, food insecurity and people living below the Low Income Cut Off line. We are partnering with Housing Task Force to help generate working solutions to build a stronger community.” Funding for the forum is from the Comox Valley Housing Task Force and the BC Healthy Communities Fund. United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island is supporting the project, as well as assisting with the evaluation process.

For updates on the forum, visit www. cvhousing.ca. UWCNVI improves lives and builds community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Since 1958 UWCNVI has help strengthen the communities it serves. Because of the generosity of donors and volunteers, UWCNVI is able to fund 44 charities supporting 49 programs for children, youth and seniors in Central Island, the Comox Valley and Campbell River this year. UWCNVI also manages the Success by Six early childhood development programs throughout the Central and Northern Island and plays a part in working to reduce homelessness by being the Community Entity for Nanaimo’s Homelessness Strategy. United Way’s Better at Home program to help keep seniors living at home will begin in Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Hardy, Comox Valley and Port Alberni in 2013. — United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island

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Variety of fall classes coming up at Innisfree Farm Hard to believe but summer is almost over, and Innisfree Farm in Royston is busy preparing their lineup of exciting fall classes. If you’ve wondered why you haven’t heard much from the farm recently, it’s because Chanchal Cabrera, internationally recognized medical herbalist and clinical aromatherapist, and Innisfree Farm chef-in-residence Joseph Forest have both been away this summer honing new skills they are delighted to share with the community. To kick things off, they will be offering a delicious and eclectic array of classes and workshops in September and October. First up is an evening Herb Walk with Chanchal on Sept. 18 to explore the many medicinal trees at Innisfree Farm. From familiar native species like Pin Cherry and Cottonwood to exotics like Sweet Gum and Black Walnut, the barks, buds and leaves of many trees offer potent medicines. Learn to identify trees and how to use them for healing. For anyone dealing with cancer in the family, don’t miss the Cancer Fighting Kitchen on Friday, Sept. 20 (evening) and Saturday, Sept. 21 (all day). Combining Chanchal’s expertise in holistic cancer care with Joseph’s deep understanding of healing foods, you will learn to prepare a wide variety of powerful medicines from simple foods and kitchen herbs. With lectures on the process of cancer and using natural medicine for healing, as well as hands-on demonstrations and kitchen practicum, this dynamic weekend will empower you to help yourself and others with easy and delicious

cancer-fighting foods. On Friday, Oct. 4 tempt your tastebuds and keep the vampires at bay with A Garlic Lovers Feast. From mouth-watering appetizers, to sizzling entrees and, yes, even a garlic themed dessert; you’ll be boggled by the versatility of this justifiably famous bulb. If you love the scents of rose, lavender, patchouli and orange blossom you won’t want to miss the Introduction to Aromatherapy full-day workshop with Chanchal on Saturday, Oct. 5. Learn about the science and art of this ancient healing practice and how to use essential oils to benefit both mind and body. With numerous recipes, practical tips for safety and of course dozens of delightful oils to revel in, this is a one of a kind sensory experience. The final Food as Medicine workshop of the season is Eat Well, Age Well on Friday, Oct. 25 (evening) and Saturday, Oct. 26 (all day). With informative lectures on super foods, anti-oxidants and promoting longevity, plus hands-on kitchen demonstrations and tips for building your repertoire of practical cooking skills, this workshop will introduce you to delicious and powerful foods that can help you live longer and healthier. For all ages and all kitchen abilities, this workshop will provide you with abundant recipes, tips, techniques and ideas to take home to use in your own kitchen. And lastly, just in time for Christmas, is

the Christmas Gifts and Scented Treats workshop on Saturday, Dec. 7. In this one-day

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Kids’ Fun Run back The Comox Valley Exhibition and the Comox Valley Road Runners once again invite families to the Track n’ Trail Kids’ Fun Run. The run will happen at the exhibition grounds on Saturday, Aug. 24. Race Day Registration: 9 to 9:45 a.m., Dove Creek Entrance, (on Dove Creek Road). Registration and entry to the exhibition is free for all participants for the day, (parents must pay entry to CVEX). Warm-up: 9:45 a.m.

at the horse track start area. Race Time: 10 a.m., the Marshmallows start, (other age categories to follow). The Marshmallows, (ages five and under), run the 500-metre horse track. Then the Chicklets, (ages six to nine), run a trail loop of 1km, followed by the Truffles, (ages 10 and up), completing a 1.5km trail. Awards: 11 a.m. You can also fill out a registration form found in the CVEX Entry Book at www.cvex. ca and bring it to the

Learn about the power of herbs Herbalist course offered Learn ‘everything you’ve always wanted to know about herbs, but have not known who to ask,’ at the 2013/2014 Community Herbalist Certificate course. Drawing on the skills of a medical herbalist, a chiropractor and a naturopath, with over 50 years of experience between them, this certificate course offers you the opportunity to learn how the body works, how it can go wrong, and how to use herbs, nutrition and lifestyles to prevent and treat a wide variety of conditions and health concerns. It will give you the tools and skills you need to take control of your own heath. With over 250,000 North American deaths annually attributed to prescription drugs, with the average doctor’s appointment being just six minutes, with waiting times for hospital treatments getting longer and longer, and with less than one per cent of Canada’s health care budget spent on prevention, it is clear to most people that far from having a health care system, we actually have a sickness care system that is reactive not proactive and is quite unsustainable. The unaffordable costs, the ghastly side effects, and in many cases the complete lack of health care insurance, private or state, all contribute to a compelling reason to empower yourself

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Exhibition Grounds on Headquarters Road. This is the fifth year for this alliance of two great community organizations, working together to promote the fun of fitness through running. We love being able to offer this one of a kind experience to our community. Can’t wait to see you there! For more information visit www.cvex.ca. Call 250-338-8177. E-mail kathy_rung@ hotmail.com (250-9237882). — Comox Valley Exhibition

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199

Ground Coffee 250-300gr

Kellogg’s

2

Cereal Selected, 312-445gr

99

Kellogg’s

Corn Flakes Cereal 680gr

Kellogg’s

Family Size Rice Krispies Cereal 640gr

2

99

3

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3

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Minigo or Tubes Yogurt

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each

$

MJB

Yoptimal or Source Yogurt

2

12’s

7

99

Bernardin

Plastic Wide Mouth Storage Lids

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720gr

per lb

99

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per lb

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2$

4

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99

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375gr

Maple Leaf

Wieners

PER

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399,000

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Cheddar or Mozzarella

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Approx. 400gr

170ml

5

99

Kraft

Parmesan Cheese

200-250gr

5

Paradise Island

Picnic Pack

3x375ml

4

Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna in Water

5

4$ for

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

200gr

2

99

Kraft

4$ for

Gold Seal

3

for

5

6 3 Arizona

85gr

Iced Tea or Fruit Punch

12x355ml

2

695ml

3$

Crabmeat or Shrimp Cocktail

for

10

106-120gr

Chapman’s

for

5

2$ for

Castello

Rosenborg Blue Cheese Wedge

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

170gr

4$

88

¢

5

Chapman’s

Super Ice Cream Sandwich or Cone

Sport Lolly Frozen Hydration

8-12x120ml

8x75ml

Chapman’s

Li’l or Super Lolly 18x75ml or 28x50ml

99

4$ for

4

2$ for

5

Old Dutch

Christie

Ritz Crackers 140-225gr

The Big Bag Potato Chips 270gr

125-150gr

2$ for

Old Dutch

Restaurante Tortilla Chips, Dip or Salsa

1lt

2$ for

5

2$ for

5

2$ for

5

10

99 Matt & Steve’s

2

3

99 Plus Applicable Fees

Orangina Sparkling Orange Beverage or Welch’s Grape Juice

99

Ocean Spray

100% Juice Blend 1.89lt

1.75lt or 1.36lt

4$

12x355ml

10

Plus Applicable Fees

for

Plus Applicable Fees

5

2$ for

SunRype

Del Monte

5x200ml

2$

4x107-112.5ml

5

for

Plus Applicable Fees

3$

5 4

99

for

Plus Applicable Fees

5

2$ for

Fruit

3$

5

for

Quality Foods - Your Summer Snack Source!

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Lemonade or Iced Tea Mix 1kg

Nature Valley or Fibre 1 Mr. Freeze or Value Size Granola Crush Freeze Bars or Betty Crocker Pops Fruit Variety Pack 100’s 272-552gr

3 Stouffer’s

99

Bistro Crustini

3

99

7

Del Monte

Chapman’s

Super Fudge, Frosty or Yogurt Bar

Plus Applicable Fees

Fruit Bowls

100% Juice

Assorted Sizes

4for$

5

Premium Juice

Ginger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water

for

4

2.8lt

500ml or 150gr

Canada Dry

3$

Big Bucket Premium Mixer

The Extreme Bean Pickled Beans or Caesar Rimmer

1.89lt

Dole

18x75ml

99

Mott’s

Clamato Juice

250ml

COOL DOWN WITH QF!

99

Gold Seal

Whole Smoked Oysters or Mussels

125gr

2$

5

Coca-Cola or Sprite

Rosenborg Danish Brie or Camembert Cheese

225gr

3

99

99

for

Frozen Concentrated Fruit Mixer

1.66lt

5

4$ Bacardi Mixers

Rich & Creamy Frozen Dessert

Organic Yogurt

WOW

295ml

99

Breyers Classic

1.75kg

Selected, 750ml

99

2

Olympic

Frozen Fruit

Tomato Ketchup

890ml

Castello

Triscuit Crackers

Snowcrest

Heinz

Miracle Whip or Mayo

Cheese and Crackers go together like Summer and QF! Christie

2

850gr

99

Selected 600gr

540ml

99 Gold Seal

5

Unico

Feta Cheese

99 Heinz

Selected, 500gr

Master of Mixes

Frozen Orange or Grapefruit Juice

Soft Margarine

Cheese Slices

4$ for

Minute Maid

Lactantia

Black Diamond

3

99

Selected 398ml

4 Christie

Cookies 500gr

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Cheddar or Mozzarella

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Approx. 400gr

170ml

5

99

Kraft

Parmesan Cheese

200-250gr

5

Paradise Island

Picnic Pack

3x375ml

4

Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna in Water

5

4$ for

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

200gr

2

99

Kraft

4$ for

Gold Seal

3

for

5

6 3 Arizona

85gr

Iced Tea or Fruit Punch

12x355ml

2

695ml

3$

Crabmeat or Shrimp Cocktail

for

10

106-120gr

Chapman’s

for

5

2$ for

Castello

Rosenborg Blue Cheese Wedge

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

170gr

4$

88

¢

5

Chapman’s

Super Ice Cream Sandwich or Cone

Sport Lolly Frozen Hydration

8-12x120ml

8x75ml

Chapman’s

Li’l or Super Lolly 18x75ml or 28x50ml

99

4$ for

4

2$ for

5

Old Dutch

Christie

Ritz Crackers 140-225gr

The Big Bag Potato Chips 270gr

125-150gr

2$ for

Old Dutch

Restaurante Tortilla Chips, Dip or Salsa

1lt

2$ for

5

2$ for

5

2$ for

5

10

99 Matt & Steve’s

2

3

99 Plus Applicable Fees

Orangina Sparkling Orange Beverage or Welch’s Grape Juice

99

Ocean Spray

100% Juice Blend 1.89lt

1.75lt or 1.36lt

4$

12x355ml

10

Plus Applicable Fees

for

Plus Applicable Fees

5

2$ for

SunRype

Del Monte

5x200ml

2$

4x107-112.5ml

5

for

Plus Applicable Fees

3$

5 4

99

for

Plus Applicable Fees

5

2$ for

Fruit

3$

5

for

Quality Foods - Your Summer Snack Source!

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Lemonade or Iced Tea Mix 1kg

Nature Valley or Fibre 1 Mr. Freeze or Value Size Granola Crush Freeze Bars or Betty Crocker Pops Fruit Variety Pack 100’s 272-552gr

3 Stouffer’s

99

Bistro Crustini

3

99

7

Del Monte

Chapman’s

Super Fudge, Frosty or Yogurt Bar

Plus Applicable Fees

Fruit Bowls

100% Juice

Assorted Sizes

4for$

5

Premium Juice

Ginger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water

for

4

2.8lt

500ml or 150gr

Canada Dry

3$

Big Bucket Premium Mixer

The Extreme Bean Pickled Beans or Caesar Rimmer

1.89lt

Dole

18x75ml

99

Mott’s

Clamato Juice

250ml

COOL DOWN WITH QF!

99

Gold Seal

Whole Smoked Oysters or Mussels

125gr

2$

5

Coca-Cola or Sprite

Rosenborg Danish Brie or Camembert Cheese

225gr

3

99

99

for

Frozen Concentrated Fruit Mixer

1.66lt

5

4$ Bacardi Mixers

Rich & Creamy Frozen Dessert

Organic Yogurt

WOW

295ml

99

Breyers Classic

1.75kg

Selected, 750ml

99

2

Olympic

Frozen Fruit

Tomato Ketchup

890ml

Castello

Triscuit Crackers

Snowcrest

Heinz

Miracle Whip or Mayo

Cheese and Crackers go together like Summer and QF! Christie

2

850gr

99

Selected 600gr

540ml

99 Gold Seal

5

Unico

Feta Cheese

99 Heinz

Selected, 500gr

Master of Mixes

Frozen Orange or Grapefruit Juice

Soft Margarine

Cheese Slices

4$ for

Minute Maid

Lactantia

Black Diamond

3

99

Selected 398ml

4 Christie

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3

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Continental

Black Forest or Old Fashioned Ham

Our Own Fresh Cooked Roast Beef

2

49 per 100gr

1

Maple Lodge

Cooked or Smoked Chicken Breast

Bonus Q-Points

Deli Salad

2

Each

10,000

Q

points

bonus

200gr

3000

Tropicana Premium Orange Juice 946ml

2000

3

Saint Agur

Family Pack

Green Olives

per 100gr

• • • •

per 100gr

49 PER

100gr

$

Broccoli & Grape Sweet Bean Wild Rice with Blueberries Red Potato with Sour Cream

5

each

Available at Select Stores

each

per 100gr

49

With Garlic, Jalapeno or Sundried Tomato

Ivory Original Bar Soap

69

49

Dutch Mild Gouda

99

Medium Tub Salad

5 1 1

Sheep Feta

500ml

1000

1

• Local BC Pork • Lactose & Gluten Free • No Added MSG • No Growth Promotants

99

Shepherd Dairy

Nutriwhip Whip Topping

200gr

per 100gr

Our Own Fresh Cooked Turkey Breast

All Large Tub

Tre Stelle Parmesan Cheese Shaker

69

per 100gr

Dinner for Three

32

95 119

Spring Rolls .................................................

each

Serving Suggestions

Weather Permitting

4x113gr

3000 Glad Zipper Storage Bags 20-30ʼs

3000

Ziploc Containers Assorted Sizes

3000 UDIʼs Gluten Free Bagels or Muffins 340-400gr

10,000 Orville Redenbacherʼs Pop Up Bowl Popping Corn 700-820gr

2X Ultra Ivory Snow Liquid Laundry Detergent 1.18lt

5000

3

Large 10/20 Size

Digby Scallops

Frozen or Previously Frozen

3

69 per 100gr

PER gr

100

Fresh Ling Cod Fillets

2

29 per 100gr

Cooked

Fresh Local Dungeness Crab

2

Boneless Skinless Basa Fillets

Frozen or Previously Frozen

$

49 PER

100gr

Imitation Crab Meat

1 89 per 100gr

¢

per 100gr

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Fresh Halibut Fillets

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2$ for

Bakery Fresh

Kaiser

Raisin Bread

Sourdough Bread

Buns

4

2

99 1 6 Pack

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Muffins

99 3 6 Pack

each

12

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for

Kind

5

Gluten Free Fruit & Nut Bar

156-170gr

5

2$5 for

Yves

Frozen Veggie Burgers 352gr

99 3

Green Works

Glad

650ml

15-20’s

Natural Dishwashing Liquid

99 1

Strawberry or Chocolate Cream Pie Each

10 , 000 Donini Chocolate

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99 Rogers

Organic Sugar Natural, 900gr

40gr

Spritzer

for

2$

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2$

Bakery Fresh

6-8’s

R.W. Knudsen

Plus Applicable Fees

Signature or Deluxe or Thin Cinnamon Raisin Bread Buns 600-680gr Dempster’s

Amy’s

4x311ml

Bonus Q-Points

Dempster’s

Cream Filled Strudel

99

99

Bakery Fresh

99 4

Turtle or Strawberry Cheesecake

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for

Best Gourmet

Love Grown Foods

Oat Clusters & Love Granola 340gr

2 $5 for

Extra Wide Seal Freezer Bags

99 1

2$7

2$3

Fresh Coffee

454gr or 2lb

99 5

Ecosafe

Compostable Bags 12-25’s

99 3

¢ PER

100gr

Quality Fresh

Family Favourites Banana Chips

230gr

99 1

Quality Fresh

Family Favourites Pistachios Roasted Salted Shelled 150gr

99 3

Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Cranberry Trio 400gr

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Extra Large

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69

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Extra Large

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¢

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2

BC Grown “Hot House”

Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers 5.49 per kg

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Early Standard Potatoes 1.52 per kg

Garden Salad or Coleslaw Mix

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for

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OVER 100 BIKERS are expected to ride from Courtenay to Gold River in this year’s Rotary Ride for Jeneece. Photo Submitted

Ride for Jeneece Saturday 
The love of the open road and a generosity of spirit will bring Vancouver Island motorcycle enthusiasts together on Saturday. Riders will come together for the second annual Rotary Ride for Jeneece that winds its way along the beautiful roads from Courtenay to Gold River — and you are invited to come along for the ride. This year
we expect more than 100 bikes to take the tour. Participant check in begins at 9:30 a.m. at Weavers Leather on Cliffe Avenue and riders take to the road at 10:30 a.m. Along the route there will be a stop at the Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River and another rest station at the Elk Portal before arriving at Pipers on the Ridge Pub in Gold River. Riders will arrive to a festive atmosphere that includes door prizes, a silent auction and entertainment provided by Comox Valley’s own Boondocks. 
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Tenth annual Dance de Rock – Dancers for Cancer, Courtenay. So you Cha Cha, TwoStep, Hustle, Waltz, Night Club or West Coast Swing? Enjoy three days of activity, including 18 workshops from beginner to advanced, plus onsite meals and entertainment. This will all be taking place at the Florence Filberg Centre. For more information and registration, visit www.dancederock.ca. Sunday, Sept. 22 – Zumba Glow Party, Comox. Comox Recreation is hosting this fun opportunity to get fit, have fun and glow with pride as you contribute to the fight against pediatric cancer. This is a great event for both adults and children. The party runs from 10 a.m. to

noon. Tickets are $10 each and available at Comox Rec. There will be glow items for sale at the event so that your Zumba moves can be seen in the dark! Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Black/White/Bright Tapas Night at the Old House, Courtenay. Enjoy tapas and wine while wearing black, white or bright attire. Entert a i n m e n t includes ceremonial dancers, a dragon boat race, silent auction, live auction and raffles. T h u r s d a y, Sept. 26 — Thrifty Foods Pancake Breakfast, Courtenay. ••• Tour de Rock schedule: Sept. 21: Port Alice Sept. 22: Port Hardy and Port McNeill

Sept. 23: Woss and Sayward Sept. 24: Campbell River Sept. 25: Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland Sept. 26: Union Bay, Qualicum and Parksville Sept. 27: Port Alberni Sept. 28: Tofino and Ucluelet Sept. 29: Nanaimo Sept. 30: Ladysmith and Chemainus Oct. 1: Lake Cowichan and Duncan Oct. 2: Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, Sooke, Westshore Oct. 3: Oak Bay, Victoria and Sidney Oct. 4: Esquimalt, Saanich, and Victoria (Spirit Square Finale). ••• The Tour de Rock team includes Jennifer Faerber from Vista Radio in the Comox Valley and Arnold Lim of Black Press.

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Fundraising events continue in the Comox Valley as the annual Tour de Rock ride nears: Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Simms Park barbecue, Courtenay. Enjoy barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers while taking a closeup look at fire trucks and RCMP cars on site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a bungee run and massages by Oh Spa. Proceeds go to Tour de Rock. T h u r s d a y, Aug. 29 — On the Fly fundraising barbecue Comox  On the Fly Café will be hosting a barbecue complete with live entertainment and prizes from noon until 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to Tour de Rock and the monies raised will be matched by the Comox Valley Airport Commission.  Thursday, Sept. 5 — Red 21 Event at Chances Casino, Courtenay. At this fun event, you can enjoy a burger, fries and a beer or wine and participate in an auction and 50/50 draw.  Tickets are $25 per person and in addition to food and entertainment; include $5 free for slots play. Tickets are available at the CV RCMP detachment and proceeds go to support Cops for Cancer. Thursday, Sept. 12 — Ladies Night at

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AIR SHOW SIGHTS Aircraft of all shapes and sizes performed Saturday at the Comox Air Show. (Clockwise from top): The Granley’s YakO-Batics entertains a large crowd, a Search and Rescue Technician parachutes during the opening ceremony and a member of the Cormorant crew keeps a watchful eye over CFB Comox as the helicopter prepares to land. Families took to the show to see static and live displays. For video of the show, visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com. PHOTOS BY ERIN HALUSCHAK


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Safety remains top priority By Michael Bourque The rail supply chain in Canada is core to our economy and standard of living. Rail service allows small, medium and large businesses to compete globally. Railways in Canada provide efficient service while operating in a safe, environmentally sustainable manner. The Lac-Mégantic accident was a tragedy that affected everyone across the Canadian railway industry. As we wait for investigators to piece together the unusual sequence of events that led to this tragedy, the railway industry is working to ensure that it is never repeated. People from across the country have asked about dangerous goods travelling through their communities. It’s important to know that railways

in Canada routinely share this information with municipal officials and responders to help develop emergency response plans. Railways are subject to extensive and rigorous safety regulation including the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. Regulations apply to all railway companies in Canada transporting dangerous goods. Those under provincial jurisdiction might be subject to additional rules and safeguards. Urban rail expansion, and the practice of developing land in close proximity to rail operations, has generated a variety of opportunities and challenges for municipalities, developers and railways. New land use guidelines promote best practices and awareness about

issues associated with development near railway operations such as noise, vibration, emissions, safety and design. Rail is a safe and more environmentally responsible option for transporting dangerous goods critical to Canadians. Railways move 70 million people and 71 per cent of all surface goods but generate only three per cent of greenhouse gases for the transportation sector. In time, we will learn more about the causes of the tragedy at Lac-Mégantic. In the meantime, railways are working hard to provide safe and reliable transportation for people, goods and the economy. Michael Bourque is president/CEO of the Railway Association of Canada.



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Island construction increases The construction industry experienced an upturn in activity on Vancouver Island in the April to June 2013 period thanks to surge in institutional and government building and a seasonal increase in residential construction. The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) reports that the total dollar value of building permits issued for the Island rose 40 per cent, total non-residential building construction investment in Metropolitan Victoria increased four per cent and construction employment climbed 9.3 per cent on the Island in the second quarter over the first quarter. “This trend continues to be consistent with the increase in project opportunities

in the association’s BidCentral and plan rooms,” says Greg Baynton, CEO of VICA. “Market conditions are still challenging and growth is sporadic as our economy slowly gets back on track.” Highlights of the second quarter 2013 for Vancouver Island include a: · 52 per cent surge in non-residential permits which includes a 524 per cent jump in institutional-government permits; · 31 per cent increase in residential permits; and · 9.3 per cent increase in construction employment. All seven regional districts on Vancouver Island, except Nanaimo, saw gains in building permits. The largest gains were in the Capital Regional District and the Strath-

cona Regional District. “Vancouver Island’s construction industry outlook remains mixed. Market conditions are not conducive to a significant investment upturn given the state of the regional economy, so we expect belowaverage performance for the rest of 2013,” explains Baynton. “But beyond 2013, investment prospects will depend on demand the state of the economy. The expected growth

upturn in the U.S. and Asian economies during 2014 is likely to have significant spinoffs which will reach as far as Vancouver Island.” The Vancouver Island Construction Association, (VICA) is British Columbia’s largest and most inclusive regional construction associations, representing more than 500 construction related businesses on Vancouver Island.

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Safety doesn’t take a holiday

Summer seems to be the season of senseless – and sometimes tragic – accidents. A jogger is hit by a train at a busy and wellmarked crossing along White Rock’s waterfront. A child falls from a window left open to capture a cooling breeze. A swimmer dives into a shallow pool of water and never resurfaces. These kinds of tragic fatalities seem to happen year after year, in communities across the province. And they especially resonate because they often involve people doing activities we’re all pursuing in the halcyon days of summer. Enjoying the outdoors. Being active. Getting away. Staying cool. But just because we’re slowing down to enjoy the season doesn’t mean we can let down our guard when it comes to staying safe. Traffic may be diminished, but it’s still dangerous. The water at the swimming hole may be inviting and refreshing, but dangers lurk beneath the surface. More people are out, enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures, so the odds are higher that accidents are likely to occur. But the zeal to get out, to maximize our enjoyment of these rare sunny months before the winter rains and chill settle in again sometimes lead to lapses in judgment. Seemingly inconsequential acts like leaving a window open, rolling through a stop sign, not looking both ways before crossing a street, or ignoring a prominently-placed warning notice can come with huge consequences. Sometimes even fatal ones. British Columbians love the outdoors. Partly because there’s so much of it at our doorstep and it’s so beautiful. Partly because we spend so much of the year seeking shelter from it when rain and snow fall from the sky. But no matter where your summer takes you and your family – whether it’s the beach or the cabin, to any number of vacation destinations, just remember to be careful out there.

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Record Question of the Week This week: Sixty-one per cent of respondents so far say they support the Comox Air Show retuning to the Valley. Got an opinion? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Two brothers used their TV knowledge from watching ‘Survivor Man’ Les Straud when they failed to return to their camp site last Monday near Mt. Albert Edward.

With more cats going missing in Courtenay, residents are warned to watch their animals for a potential catnapper on the loose.

Railroad a treasure to be utilitzed Dear editor, Does anyone really believe that rail service on Vancouver Island can be restored for $30 million dollars? The article printed August 13 states, “ridership was up six percent annually during the last six years of operation.” Obviously that was not enough because the E&N couldn’t even pay for basic railroad operational costs such as rail and stringer replacement. The construction of Highway 19 made this railroad obsolete. As for the costs estimated for

bringing back the railroad, I can see the bridge over the Tsable river costing $3 million dollars alone to repair to the standard needed for locomotive weight. I think a realistic budget needed to put a Vancouver Island railroad back in business should be more in the range of $150 million. I can tell you what $30 million dollars can buy — a world class dedicated multiple-use path. Scrap the steel rails, pull out the stringers, and pave it over. The bridges will be less costly to repair because they will not

have to support as much weight. There are many spots along the way where small campgrounds can be constructed away from residents. It would bring in tourist dollars that would be spread to small business all along the route. The last thing I want to see is the corridor not being used for the next ten years while we bicker over it. This is a treasure that needs to be utilized for the economic and environmental good of Vancouver Island. Robert Porter Comox

Time to give bicyclists a break Dear editor, It is time to give cyclists a break. Cyclists are not the cause of Jack’s (Record Aug. 7) or anyone else’s bad day. Yes, there are some poor cycling behaviours out there. I do appreciate it is frustrating to watch someone being unsafe on their bike. But don’t condemn all cyclists; most cyclists follow the rules. Most cyclists support their community and volunteer to support cycling and the Comox Valley. They are real tax paying, law-abiding citizens and they may be your friends, colleagues, relatives, children, parents or even grandparents. So why do people ride the sidewalks? Bike riders often feel they have two choices: the road where the law says they must cycle (and possibly get run over by a fast and/or distracted driver) or the sidewalk. Survival mode often kicks in, especially when children are involved, and so people ride the sidewalk. Not unlike wildlife, cyclists are losing their ‘habitat.’ The quiet roads cyclists enjoy are diminishing or disappearing completely

and being replaced by wide, congested roadways that do not safely accommodate cyclists. The few bike lanes that are present often disappear when you need them most. Some Comox Valley roads are starting to become like those of the Mainland: fast, congested and crash zones. Encouraging cycling keeps the congestion down. Separated cycling infrastructure is the solution. As part of an overall transportation plan, the tangible cost is insignificant when built during road improvements; when calculating in the intangible benefits, it is a bargain. Cycling education can help too. The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition is doing its best to educate the public. Since April 2012, 12 of the 15 elementary schools in SD71 have had free CVCCo bike rodeos to teach kids cycling skills: 1,345 children in the Comox Valley. The coalition has also taught over 160 adults commuter cycling skills. It takes time and enormous volunteer resources to create a change. What is essential is polit-

ical will and commitment. This is where frustrated drivers can put their complaints into positive action and make a difference for themselves and their community. Write to your MLA and local government officials and ask them to support cycling education. Or write the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition to find out ways to work together to improve cycling infrastructure and your driving experience. The next time you see a bicycle rider doing something that appears crazy, write a letter to the editor, your MLA or local politician and ask that the communities in the Comox Valley start building for bicycles, not just cars, in a multimodal approach using a Complete Streets Model. Building for bicycles works for everyone. You can still drive your car while bike riders can safely cycle out of your way. A word of caution though: Don’t be surprised with safer cycling infrastructure. You also pull out your bike for a spin and find out what you have been missing. Sue Vince Royston, BC




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Dear editor, Let’s get one fact clear from the outset : Senator Pamela Wallin is not the only person to pad an expense account. Since time immemorial, a great many people have surreptitiously added a few dollars here and there to such accounts. What has been exposed by the Deloitte independent audit of Senator Wallin is not a few dollars here and there, but looks more like a quite accomplished serial fraudster at work.

Literally scores upon scores of inadmissible travel expenses were uncovered, beginning since she was first appointed as a Conservative Senator in 2009 at age 56. The Senator called the audit “fundamentally flawed and unfair”, in arriving at the total of inadmissible expenses in excess of $120,000, and counting.     Surely, with the RCMP now on the case, the logical question is: Does someone who has been using expense accounts hon-

estly for many years, suddenly decide to use them fraudulently at age 56? It may be prudent for the relevant accountants to check Senator Wallin’s expense claims when she worked as Canadian Consul in New York, and even before that when in the employ of CBC and CTV. When all those avenues are checked out, we may have the answer to: Who is fundamentally flawed and unfair? Bernie Smith, Parksville

Misguided priorities for Maple Pool A case of bad planning? Dear editor, Mr. Clancy asked me to endorse his views on the situation on Maple Pool. I am very happy to do so and would appreciate you making known my support of him and an effort to resolve the situation to the satisfaction of the owners and residents. It’s clear that up to now, finding a solution to keep more than 50 vulnerable members of our community from becoming homeless and allow them to stay at Maple Pool isn’t a

priority at city council. It seems that Maple Pool representatives working on a solution to the problem have been unable to obtain important information and data from the City which they need to complete key engineering work so that approvals can be obtained to perform the work necessary on the property by local volunteers, progressive business leaders. They were also unsuccessful in being allowed to meet with staff and council to

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port for their bicycle bridge proposal, even though we have already spent more than $70,000 on a very questionable project. This was again driven by Coun. Ambler and only opposed by Mayor Jangula and Coun. Winchester. It’s sad to see that city council’s misguided priorities are driven by an entitlement agenda and not by a desire to make our community a better place for all of us. R. Chandler Comox Valley

discuss their progress and other pertinent matters. Presumably that’s because council is too busy with other more important issues. Issues such as their initiative to allow a mass attendance of city council to conventions and conferences, no matter the cost, driven by Coun. Ambler and supported by all of council except Mayor Jangula. They were also busy pandering to the bicycle group who are seeking more taxpayer-funded sup-

Mine investments secure jobs for‘long term’ Jeff Nagel Black Press

Work is now starting on a major coal mine expansion near Tumbler Ridge. Peace River Coal is investing $200 million to open the new Roman Mine adjacent to its existing Trend Mine. The company promises to maintain 450 existing jobs and expects to create 100 new jobs in construction over the 16-year mine life. It was approved and permitted this month in an unusually quick turnaround time.

Anglo American aims to boost production of northeast metallurgical coal, used in steel making, from 1.5 to at least 2.5 million tonnes annually. The coking coal would be hauled by rail to Prince Rupert for export. Provincial officials were on hand to count the project as a step toward Victoria’s Jobs Plan goal of opening several new mines and adding thousands of jobs by 2015. But Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett noted the project is also about protecting what now

exists. Still, Bennett called Anglo American’s decision a “great leap forward” because the firm has deeper pockets than more junior miners to ride out low commodity prices. Anglo American is giving up tenure to 1,852 hectares of land to protect caribou habitat in what CEO Mark Cutifani called an unprecedented conservation step. The firm is also contributing $2.5 million to the Peace Northern Caribou Plan and signing benefit agreements that will deliver jobs to local first

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nations. The announcement came less than a month after a more disappointing decision three weeks ago by Teck Resources to delay restarting its shuttered Quintette coal project, which is also near Tumbler Ridge, as a result of depressed metallurgical coal prices. Bennett said he’s not concerned. “Teck has invested enormous money in Quintette and they’re not going to walk away from that,” he said. “They’re just not ready to pull the trigger on it yet.”

Dear editor, Although I can’t begrudge the grinding wheel of progress, I shudder and feel something not right each time I pass by the new housing development at Noel and Torrence — that funny once broom-covered spot where the sky opens up to the blood pressure lowering views southwest across the Valley. This jewel of a spot, free relaxation to any passerby, endorphins up cortisones down,

is now being ground down and piped up to make 10 more city taxable lots with great views — lucky owners. Not all places in a community are created equal; Noel and Torrence is a case in point. Ten lots situated 200 meters either way wouldn’t matter a lot, but right on this bluff where all the roads meet, overlooking the Valley and mountains, not good. Something is being taken away. Once its

gone we’ll say why did they let them? Noel and Torrence should have been a place to celebrate life in the Comox Valley; a public space to savour the view, run into neighbours, rest on a good walk with benches and grass. But not for long. In terms of planning and strategy for community health and sustainability, the Town really dropped the ball on this one. Craig Newton Comox

No time to‘pick and choose’ Dear editor, The Comox Valley Environmental Council is a 23-year-old group of more than 20 local green organizations which meets about five times a year with local politicians. Ideally CVEC tries acts as a liaison between governing agencies and the various green groups in order to facilitate environmental projects and activities. CVEC is a low key organization we leave the banners, yelling, tree hugging, etc. to other groups. However, it is necessary at this time that CVEC speak up regarding the CVRD Regional Growth Strategy and proposals for real estate development at Stotan Falls.

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CVEC 100 per cent supports the RD staff with their recommendation to not process an amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy Plan as requested by 3L Developments Incorporated for the Stotan Falls area. CVEC supports the RGS which was approved in 2011 after a long development process, and with plenty of opportunity for public (and other) input. As with most

other planning and management tools, there is a provision for review five years after implementation. Now is not the time to ‘pick and choose’ where development is to occur. The RGS is very clear on where settlement growth areas are to be, and CVEC is pleased to support the CVRD staff in their firm stand on this. Thank you, Dave.Lacelle, Chair CVEC Comox Valley

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Language skills program, success The ‘Outdoor Adventures Program,’ a program intended to help families develop their language skills through play and outdoor activities, has had a second successful year. The program allows children and their parents to meet each week at different locations including parks, beaches and a local farm tour. Exploring the beauty of the Comox Valley is a wonderful way to practice English, discover, explore your new home and connect to other families and the community. “My children said that they can’t wait [for next year], they already miss it. We enjoyed and learned about nature and activities,” said one parent. Although the program came to an end in July, the children’s

learning has not. To remember their experiences, children received a photo album of their journey with the Outdoor Adventures Program. Each photo album contains questions to be answered with their parents about what they had found, learned and experienced. This allows the adventure and learning to continue with parents at home until next year. The program is supported by the Immigrant Welcome Centre in partnership with the Courtenay Adult Literacy and Learning Centre, the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association and Family Literacy Professional and Facilitator Carlene Steeves. Organizers intend to continue the program next year. — Immigrant Welcome Centre

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Amis Kakeng Musical Group returning Amis Kakeng Musical Group is a band that plays traditional Amis songs, promoting the beautiful culture. This group will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. Kakeng, meaning bamboobell, is a traditional bell women use to announce they are getting married. The group wishes to complete the mission of passing down their culture sending good news about Amis. Sawtoy Saytay has been the group leader since 1997, he spent five years producing all Amis traditional bamboo musical instruments one by one, including nose flute, pan flute, bamboo flute, and Angklung. Amis Kakeng Musical Group has toured around the world to North American, France, Japan, Korea, South Maylasia, Pacific Islands, and China. Amis has been performed at Taipei National Concert Hall and is known as “new symphonic aboriginal music.” This year, the group will collaborate with Ken Hsieh’s Metropolitan Orchestra to perform traditional Taiwanese aboriginal songs in Vancouver and Toronto. This is the second visit since 2008. Admission is $6 per person, $3 per child aged seven to 11. Children under six are free.

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Concentration needed for this form of storytelling Ventriloquism challenging form of art Paula Wild Record Staff

A lot of people might think it’s odd if a 60-yearold man starts playing with dolls and talking to himself. But that pastime has resulted in a whole new career for Gary Green. A retired police officer, Green teaches at North Island College and was on contract with the Justice Institute of BC for three years where he taught Aboriginal Justice, Diversity Skills for Law Enforcement and Business Communications in the Law Enforcement Studies Diploma program. Ventriloquism and puppets are the medium he uses to get his point across. “Many people think of ventriloquists as stand-up comedians,” he says. “But I consider myself a storyteller. And every story has a message.”

Green moved to the Comox Valley in 2010 and is one of two ventriloquists on Vancouver Island. He shares his home office with a cast of characters that includes an Indo-Canadian, Aboriginal elder, policeman and heavily lipsticked street worker. They’re dressed in tiny jean jackets, rubber boots and other apparel Green finds in the children’s clothing section of thrift shops. His wife, Lynn, alters or embellishes the outfits as needed. Holding a three to four pound puppet that’s as tall as a two or three year old, moving its mouth at the right time and turning its head so it looks like its carrying on a conversation is an art form all on its own. Then there’s learning how to talk without moving your lips and cultivating a distinct voice for the puppet. “One of the biggest challenges is using two voices to carry on a conversation,” says Green. “It takes a lot of concentration to have a split personality like that. You have to remember to

shift voices and move your comedy routines. lips when using one but not Green grew up watching the other.” ventriloquists like Shari Some letters such as b, p Lewis on the Ed Sullivan and v require a great deal Show. of skill to say without any “They always fascinatlip movement. ed me,” he said. “When I “There is no school for retired I decided to try it.” ventriloquism,” Green He now has 20 hard and notes. “I read a book, soft toddler sized puppets watched YouTube videos and a “whole pile of hand and sat in front of a mirror puppets.” Favourites are practising every Scully the day for a year alcoholic and Many people Simon, an until I felt fairly comfortable. The think of ventriloaboriginal lip stuff is hard.” quists as standelder. “The Ventrilovoices for quism is an up comedians,” those two auditory illu- he says. “But I just clicked,” sion that makes consider myself Green says. it seem like a a storyteller. And “ T h e voice is coming secret of from an inani- every story has a being a good mate object. The message. ventriloLatin origin of quist isn’t in Gary Green the voice,” the word means “to speak from the stom- explains Green. “It’s makach.” Early “belly speakers” ing the puppet come alive. were ancient priests and Right from the moment you priestesses who used ven- take one out of the suitcase triloquism to convince lay it has to be real, to convey people they were hearing emotion. It’s the pauses and the voices of the gods. Dur- nuances that take years to ing the vaudeville era, ven- master. You have to contriloquism became popular vince people to suspend as a form of entertainment belief, that’s a difficult skill eventually evolving into to develop.”

Green writes his own material, drawing on his family background and 28-year career as a Victoria police officer where he retired as sergeant in charge of the Forensic Identification Section. “I’ve seen a lot,” he admits. “Deaths and murders stay with you; I live with ghosts and have flashbacks.” Green usually starts a story with some humour to get everyone laughing and then moves into the message. One is based on his rescue dog, Reba. “It’s a story about finding your hidden abilities and the courage it takes to take risks, like coming out of your crate,” Green says. The Justice Institute recognized his unique teaching method with the Instructor of the Year Award in 2010. Green practises every day in front of a mirror in his office or while walking the dog or driving. “No one ever notices,” he says, “because my lips don’t move.” A puppet often joins him on the couch so they can discuss TV programs. And

he sometimes practises his “far voice” at malls by making sounds seem to come from a garbage can or as if a toy in the window is talking to a child. For the last three years Green has attended the Annual ConVENTion in Kentucky where ventriloquists from all over the world gather for workshops and entertainment. This year Green obtained one of the eight places in the adjudicated open mic to do a five minute routine. “It took a lot of courage to ‘step outside my crate’ and perform in front of 600 ventriloquists,” he says. “But you have to stretch in order to learn.” Plans for the future include developing a children’s program to teach the values of respect and decision making, and to expand his presence as a banquet speaker. To find out more or contact Green, visit www.ventriloquiststoryteller.com. Paula Wild is a published author and regular contributor to the Comox Valley Record’s arts and entertainment section .


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Casino Royale Charity Gala heating up Have you got your tickets? Put on your glad rags on Sept. 7 for the second Casino Royale Charity Gala supporting 4R’s Education Centre. Try your hand at games of chance or have fun with Yahtzee, Crib or other activities. Check out the silent auction, and watch for door prizes. Tickets are $35 each or $30 for groups of 10 or more. Price includes $500 of funny money and tasty hors d’oeuvres. Available in advance only from Benjamin Moore House of Colour, Planet Kids, Gone Hollywood Video, Yummies and Gyros, and the 4R’s office on McPhee Avenue. Tickets purchased before Friday, Aug. 23 will be in a draw for an additional $500 of funny money. 4R’s Education Centre is a non-profit organization which has been providing specialized one on one teaching to students since 1989. For more information, call 250-338-4890.

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Open your home to rescued kittens! Your household’s job is to socialize (get them used to living inside with humans and other pets) between one and eight kittens until they are adopted. Everyone in the household must be onside with this task as the kittens must feel safe and welcome. The first 2 weeks should be spent in a smaller room ie. a bathroom or study, and then they can explore the rest of the house bit by bit. Supplies provided at no cost.

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Active Comox Valley is part of a provincial initiative to promote healthy lifestyles and community spirit through physical activity. Terry Fox Run Volunteers Jennifer Cox (250-890-9116)

Can you spare a few hours on Sunday, September 15th 2013 between 9 am and 12:30 pm? We are looking for volunteers to help out with this year’s Terry Fox Run. Areas to volunteer include: Set-up and tear-down handing out ribbons course marshalling registration and more... This is a fun, community event for all ages and abilities, and all for a great cause. Last year $9,441.41 was raised in the Comox Valley.

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steven cogbill and Alli Forrest perform in CYMC’s Shrek the Musical. Photos by vic kirby

CYMC ends 46th season It has been almost a month now yet the standing ovations, whistles and cheers for Comox Valley Youth Music Centre’s (CYMC) Shrek the Musical still reverberate in Valley hearts and souls. The magical team of Mazey, Sterk, Burns, Hilliar and Jakubiec did it again, inspiring more than 40 teens to outdo themselves in CYMC’s 2013 musical theatre production. Everyone who touched the show — set painters and movers, seamstresses and

costume fitters, prop designers and collectors — played an invaluable role and were in turn enriched by the experience. Island Jazz, directed by Patrick MacGibbon, gave its 20 students evenings to soak in rhythms and riffs. After classes they jammed at Zocolo Cafe, performed at Simms Millennium Park and delighted jazz lovers with their final concert in lovely Filberg Park. Mounting a classical program is always a daunting task and

Steve Denroche pulled it all together for the second year running. He orchestrated the 16 faculty, 42 students and produced six concerts over a span of two weeks. Concurrently, Sarah Hagen taught her five piano students while the Klazeks of Victoria taught our young string players. CYMC started its life with the students of the Vancouver Youth Orchestra in 1967. It is heartening to see this aspect still going strong after 46 years.

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(6 Other Opportunities Available) The primary focus of the Cumberland Health Centre and Lodge is the care, comfort and compassion for residents, families and the community who depend on our leadership in providing -Continuing Care Services -Diagnostic treatment -Health Promotion and independent lifestyle support in a personable, caring manner.

PIANO / VOICE / GUITAR CELLO / FLUTE Every Registered Music Teacher holds a recognized degree from a University or Conservatory, and is a member of the B.C. Registered Music Teachers Association. Contact: Courtenay (Janet) 250.339-7429 • tjshaw@shaw.ca Campbell River (Shelley) 250.923-7658 • gsroberts@telus.net Visit our website www.bcrmta.bc.ca

A volunteer is needed 1-3x per week to assist the Rehabilitation Assistant and Physical Therapist in providing mobility program for residents at the Cumberland Lodge. Flexible schedule days/ afternoons/evenings Tuesdays to Saturdays. Recreation Assistant – Outings

Volunteers are needed to assist with seasonal outing such as picnics and drives in our facility van.

Lush Valley Food Action Society

Lush Valley is a charitable, non-profit grassroots community organization focusing on food security. We support food related projects to educate and empower the people of the Comox Valley towards personal wellness, community health and environmental stewardship. We support local, sustainable food production at home and on the farm. LUSH = Let Us Share the Harvest Fruit Tree Program Cynthia Fitton (250-331-0152)

Have you ever picked a fruit tree? From August till November LUSH Valley helps to pick fruit trees in Comox Valley. The volunteers get to take home part of the harvest. Don’t worry about ladders there are some picks where the trees are short enough to pick from the ground.

Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village Volunteer Swim Program Assistant Recreation Manager (250-331-4117)

Under the direction and supervision of staff, 2 volunteers are needed (1 X week) for care residents to participate in a pool program. Make a difference by enabling a resident to have fun in the pool!

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Thursday or Saturday afternoons: Provide general assistance to the Activity Aides on Oceanview, under their direction. Examples of activities are baking, crafts and games.

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Smooth sailing at Comox Cup Regatta VIJHL Under warm sunny skies, a consistent breeze, and with the sights and sounds of Comox Nautical Days providing an exciting backdrop, the Comox Bay Sailing Club (CBSC) hosted this year’s Comox Cup Regatta and BC Provincial 420 Class Sailing Championships. With 45 boats marshaling in the Bay the view of the fleet from the Filberg Festival was simply picturesque! Over the course of the Aug. 3-4 weekend, seven races were held under the direction of Rob Douglas and his team of dedicated volunteers. Sailors saw challenging currents and shifty winds, especially on Sunday. The two-day regatta was a great cap to a fabulous week of sailing where over 120 sailors participated in a pre-regatta training camp. With participation from HMCS Quadra, sailors from Nanaimo YC and our local contingent from the Comox Bay Sailing Club, over 80 racers competed in the regatta itself. The top three finishers in the ferociously contested 420 class represented all three clubs. First place was captured by CBSC sailors Theo Truax and Oliver Barry, second went to the Cadets – Chris Volkers (from Comox) and Stewart Clark (of Victoria) and third was secured by Ben Daniels and Max Goering from the Nanaimo Yacht

Club. The open fleet (results overall) went to Truax/Barry first, Alex Brown in second sailing a Laser Radial and Volkers/ Clark in third. Veteran CBSC member Gerry McClintock and daughter Sandra placed fourth overall. Andrew Walther, Club Commodore and Rob Douglas, Junior Race Team Director, stated that given the development of the Comox Bay Sailing Clubs learn to sail and race programs many of our young sailors are now consistently ranking in the top of their fleets throughout the BC Sailing Circuit. Most of the junior racers are now also qualified Sail Canada instructors. In the coming years we are sure to see these kids taking on larger events such as the recently held Black Press Van Isle 360 International Yacht race and the upcoming Sail Canada Nationals in Vancouver this month. The club would like to thank the following groups for help in making this event such a success: Wills Marine Supply, Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, Gas and Go Marina, Comox Bay Marina, Town of Comox Marina, BC Sailing, BC 420 Class Association, Nanaimo Yacht Club, and HMCS Quadra. See www.comoxbaysailingclub.ca for more information. – Comox Bay Sailing Club

set to fill ’Net Earle Couper Record Staff

COMPETITORS ENJOYED GREAT conditions for the Comox Cup Regatta and BC 420 Class Championships. PHOTO COURTESY OF COMOX BAY SAILING CLUB

Valliere on gold trail at Summer Games Earle Couper Record Staff

Mark Valliere of Courtenay was tied for first place after two rounds of golf at the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que. Following a first round 70 that included seven birdies, the 18-year-old Courtenay golfer shot 73 on Aug. 15. The Team Canada Development Squad golfer’s threeunder 143 had him in a three-way tie for first along

with Team BC teammates Trevor Yu (Vancouver) and Kevin Kwon (Maple Ridge). Valliere, who plays out of Crown Isle, has Crown Isle’s Robert Ratcliffe with him at the Games as the latter is the Team BC coach. The golf competition at the Games wrapped up Aug. 17. In other local results, Chelsea Tancon of Comox helped Team BC secure the silver medal in women’s volleyball on Aug. 8. B.C.

lost a tough five-set championship final to Alberta; they won the first two sets (25-21, 25-13) only to drop the next three (25-13, 25-13, 15-9). Cyclist Gillian Ellsay of Courtenay finished eighth in the Aug. 12 time trial and ninth in the Aug. 14 road race. The 16-year-old was scheduled to race the criterium on Aug. 17. Cyclist Jordan Duncan was 27th in the Aug. 12 time trial and 23rd in the

Aug. 14 road race. The 18-year-old from Comox is slated to race the criterium on Aug. 17. Cyclist Kia Van der Vliet finished 22nd in the time trail and 24th in the road race. She is also scheduled to race the criterium on Aug. 17. In athletics, 22-year-old Special Olympian Jake Hooper advanced to the 100m final (held Aug. 15) after a second-place finish in his heat on Aug. 12. He

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placed sixth in his 200m heat on Aug. 13. Tyler Kostiuk, 17, of Comox was in the men’s javelin final on Aug. 15. The 2013 B.C. high school champ was hoping to finish top three and beat the B.C. youth record for the 800g. javelin. The Games ran Aug. 2-17. Final results were unavailable at press time, but can be found at www. jeuxducanada2013.ca and www.teambc.org.

Smile…you’re on FASTHockey camera. The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has joined with FASTHockey to broadcast all games of the 2013-14 season on the Internet. Eight of the nine teams will be participating, with the ninth team expected to join next season. VIJHL vice-president Joe O’Shea said the Peninsula Panthers were unable to come to an agreement with the Panorama Recreation Centre and will not be participating this year. “This partnership brings a new level of commitment to both the fans and team sponsors,” the VIJHL stated on their website. “Having FASTHockey, the largest destination for amateur ice hockey videos, will allow access for fans anywhere to watch any game. This means games can be played back, rewatched, and additional information on players will be available. “Broadcasting each game in video mode is also an advantage for our players,” the league statement noted. “Their development in junior hockey can showcase their skills for scouts who are looking to take them to the next level in their hockey career.” Team sponsors will also benefit by this development. As well as using print media, there are numerous opportunities for digital media sponsorship with FASTHockey.

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Blue Devils sending 13 swimmers to B.C. finals The final all-level summer swim meet was held in Nanaimo last weekend with only the top three swimmers in each division qualifying for Provincials. Needless to say the atmosphere was electric as every swimmer raced to attain a podium finish. Best times were had by all local swimmers, which was a perfect finish to an incredible season. The Blue Devils had 18 attend the Regional’s with 13 qualifying for Provincials, to be held in Coquitlam this weekend. Results (PQT - Provincial Qualifying Time, PB - Personal Best time): Div. 1 Nikolas Strilets made finals in 50 back, 2 PB; Ava Webb 1st 50 breast PB. Div. 2 Abby McDowell 1st 50 free with a PQT, 2nd 100 free, 4th 100 IM, 6th 50 fly, 4 PB; Mathew Strilets

BLUE DEVILS’ ASSISTANT coach Drew Kunhert and the club swimmers who qualified to attend the provincial championships. 3rd 50 fly, 5th 100 free, 7th 100 IM and 4 PB. Div. 3 Jaide Blasco made B final in 50 free/back PB; Lauren Basco made B finals in 100 free. Div. 4 Zoe McDougall 1st 100 back, 2nd 200 IM, 50/100 free 4 PB; Myia Dunn 7th

100 back, 2 PB; Samuel Helpard 1st 100 back, 2nd 50/100 free 3rd 200 IM, 4 PB; Douglas Lightfoot 7th 100 free and PB. Div. 5 Megan Rousseau 1st and PQT in 200 IM and 100 back, 2nd 100 breast/free with a PQT and break-

ing three club records in 100 back, 100 free and 200 IM all PB times; Amelia Helpard 4th 100 free, 5th 50 free/100 back, 6th 50 fly, 2 PB; Kyla deWitt 7th 100 breast, 8th 50 fly and PB; Sydney Kuhnert 6th 100 breast, 3 PB; Caleb

Clarke 4th 100 free, 5th 100 back, 50 fly, 6th 50 free 3 PB. Div. 6 Emma Rudolph 6th 50 free, PB; Jenna Kuhnert 6th 100 fly. Ben Helpard 3 PB making B finals in all swims. In relays the Div. 3 girls 200 free relay team of Ave Webb , Isabella Anderson, Jaide and Lauren Blasco put on a great race but were not on the podium this time. The Div. 4 boys 200 medley with Samuel Helpard, Douglas Lightfoot, Mathew and Nikolas Strilets came in second. The Div. 5 girls 200 free relay of Zoe McDougall, Myia Dunn, Kyla deWitt and Sydney Kuhnert also came in 2nd while the Div. 6 girls came in golden with Jenna Kuhnert, Emma Rudolph, Amelia Helpard and Megan Rousseau.

Osborne wins Men’s Open The inaugural Comox Valley Men’s Open was played over the August long weekend with 104 participants. The golf tourney was held at three different courses over three days with Glacier Greens hosting the opening round. The young guns set the standard with MacKenzie Osborne, just back from a year in Australia, leading the pack with a sizzling 68 followed closely by local pro Riley Wheeldon with a 70. The top five scores of the day were rounded out with Pieter De La Rey at 71, Gord Grubisich at 74 and Mitch Carr-Hilton, Greg Koster, Travis Hirkala, Shane Robinson and Nick Usher all tied with 75. Day two was hosted by Crown Isle and once again the course was tamed by Osborne with a round of 66. Wheeldon, De La Rey and Kyle Hewitt shot solid 68s and Carr-Hilton rounded out the top five with a 69. Day three was at Sunnydale where tight pin placements on smaller greens yielded only one sub-par round of 68 shot by Wheeldon. Osborne had a 71, Hewitt a 72 and CarrHilton and De La Rey had 74. In the end, Osborne

MACKENZIE OSBORNE won the inaugural Comox Valley Men’s Open.

held off a late charge from Wheeldon to post a three-day total of 205 and win the event. He was closely followed by Wheeldon at 206, De La Rey at 213, Hewitt at 216 and Carr-Hilton at 218. The overall low net champion was Gary McWilliam with a solid 203. Organizers say the event was a huge success and thanked the many sponsors, volunteers and all involved for their support. Sunnydale has opening day next year followed by

Is your child new to riding the school bus? Join School District #71 (Comox Valley) and First Student staff and drivers for a fun day of bus riding, safety information and general orientation! Where: Comox Valley Fall Fair Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds When: Sunday, August 25, 2013 10 am to 2 pm Look for the “First Ride Program” banner. Contact and information: carol.snead@sd71.bc.ca or (250) 334-5547

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Sunshine Coast resort features luxury‘camping’ John Masters

have flush toilets and free Wi-Fi. If this is your sort of camping, thank scotch. The idea for these tents—13 of them, strung through the forest on a rocky point of land, connected by a 900-metre raised walkway—came to Kevin Toth while imbibing a

the walls. The new owners renovated the existing 11 cabins and the 14 rooms in the HALFMOON BAY, lodge itself, cleaned the B.C.—When it rains, 13-metre pool, erected you can sit in your tent the tents, improved and listen to the patter the restaurant and of drops on the canvas, renamed the whole look out through the thing Rockwater Secret flap at the water dripCove Resort. Maxwell, ping from the trees and now the resort’s direcpretend you’re camptor of ing deep in business the forest. Another notable, more corporeal, d e v e l o p But instead m e n t , of having visitor is Joni Mitchell. She lived in added a lumpy ground cabin 11 for a year while her house under you, was being built a couple of kilometres spa. T h e you’re lying in m o o s e a queen-sized away, and stops in for a meal or a h e a d s bed with massage occasionally. may be 220-threadgone, but count sheets. When you get up you tasty single malt. Toth, vestiges of the past linwalk on a heated slate who’d been a general ger, most notably in the floor. Instead of going manager at Fairmont spectral presence of days without a prop- hotels, doodled the Ole, the former owner, er wash your in-tent design for the tents on who can sometimes choices are a rainfor- a napkin. He was look- be seen on the steps est shower or a hydro- ing for a way to jazz up between the lounge therapy tub. You’re Lord Jim’s, a 55-year- and the dining room. still in a tent, but it’s old fishing and hunt- “He’s not scary,” says a 43-square-metre tent ing lodge he and some Maxwell. “He always that costs $80,000. others had purchased has a smile on his face. And when you leave in 2004 on B.C.’s Sun- He had a really good it for something to eat, shine Coast, 20 kilome- time here.” Another notable, instead of cranking up tres north of Sechelt. “It needed a hug more corporeal, visitor the gas stove, you walk five minutes through and a half,” when they is Joni Mitchell. She the forest along an bought it, says Karen lived in cabin 11 for a elevated boardwalk Maxwell, Toth’s sister- year while her house to a four-star dining in-law. It hadn’t been was being built a couroom overlooking the updated in a half-cen- ple of kilometres away, ocean. I forgot to men- tury and there were and stops in for a meal tion that the tents also still moose heads on or a massage occasionMeridian Writers’ Group

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Lewis Park open a smash The Lewis Park Tennis Tournament hosted by the Courtenay Recreation Centre and the Comox Valley Tennis Club was held Aug. 10-11. The event garnered 37 players from Powell River and many Vancouver Island communities. The event encourages participation at every level of skill and age, with an approximately 60/40 split between the A and B event players. The spectators sprawled along the banks of the river were treated to a very good calibre of tennis as many participants honed their skills for the upcoming Senior National Championships beginning Aug. 22 in Vancouver. Flois Aranas, formerly an active member of the tennis club now living in Langley, reminisced about the early days of organized tennis in the Comox Valley. Of note were a couple of Super Seniors. Gordon Verge, age 79 from Parksville, competed in the A event Mixed Doubles and partnered with Alan Gale from Nanaimo to reach the A event.   Our own Comox Valley Tennis Club president, Don Axtell, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, reached the A Men’s Singles final where he was defeated by Al Folster.  Marjorie Milliken, aged 66 from Courtenay, won the Ladies B Singles in a three-hour, five-minute, three-set marathon match in round robin play against Debra Hayhoe from Cowichan. Truly, tennis is a sport for life! Other results: Mixed Doubles A: Winners Donna Folster & Jeremy Folster (Campbell River); Finalists:  Kim Rogers & Alan Gale (Nanaimo) Mixed Doubles B: Winners Kristine Aubin & Mike Bellis (Nanaimo); Finalists Chichi Ang & Duff Reilly (Courtenay) Men’s Doubles B: Winners Barry Larson & Steve Pettit (Nanaimo); Finalists  Mike Bellis & Alan EarpJones (Nanaimo). Men;s B Singles: Winner Barry Larson Finalist Steve Pettit (Nanaimo) Ladies’ Doubles A: Winners Kim Rogers & Debbie Harit (Nanaimo); Finalists Colleen Johnson (Victoria) & Donna Folster.

Ladies Doubles B: Sheila Precious & Sue Twose (Courtenay); Finalists Chichi Ang & Joane Arsenault (Courtenay) Tournament director

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Formerly of # 3 - 1301 1st Street, Courtenay, B.C., please be advised that the goods, chattels and effects, removed from the aforementioned address, will be removed from storage after 12:00 noon on Tuesday, 27 August 2013, and you will not be able to get them back. In order to retrieve the goods, chattels and effects you must remove them from storage or successfully arrange a contract with the warehouseman before 12:00 noon on Tuesday, 27 August 2013.

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Nar-Anon are you affected by someone’s use of drugs, we can help. Wed. Group 7:30pm at 280-4th St. Eureka Support Society contact Jack 3343485. Fri. Group 8:00pm, Komok’s Health Centre, 3322 Comox Rd. Call Rene 334-2392.

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: SET of keys in Bill Moore Park, Aug. 15th. Call (250)338-8680. FOUND. TENNIS racket. Aug 2, on Cliffe Ave. Please call (250)218-6709. LOST CAT, brown tabby, gold marking top of head. Dunsmuir & 2nd St. area, Cumberland. Reward. (250)897-9121. LOST: Single key on silver key ring possibly Cumberland Rd McPhee area. If found please call 250-702-4778.

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ACCOUNTING CLERK, permanent position. Available immediately for local group of businesses. Ideal candidate is proficient with Simply Accounting, has HR experience and familiar with Inter Company Accounting. Wage based on experience. Application deadline noon, August 21st. Reply to Box #4542 c/o Comox Valley Record 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, BC, V9N 2Z7

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ALL CASH drink/snack vending business route. Complete training. Small invest. req’d. 1888-979-VEND (8363). www.healthydrinkvending.co

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Granlund Fire Arms 250-286-9996 2nd Hand Military Store 250-337-1750 Tyee Marine 250-334-2942

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Gary Williams March 3rd, 1965 ~ August 14th, 2013 It is with the heaviest heart we announce the passing of Gary David Williams after a courageous struggle with illness. A loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandpa, and friend. Gary passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Gary is predeceased by his adored mother, Shirley Ann Williams and grandparents Williams) (Mennie). Gary leaves behind the love of his life and soulmate Dena (Purdy), father Dave Williams, sister Deb Williams, daughter Stephanie Billmore (Matt) sons Frank and Randy, nephew Cameron Bossom and grandchildren Taylor, Shilah and Damian. A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held at the home of his father Dave at 3796 Beach Terrace, August 24, 2013 1:00 P.M – 4 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to any medical research foundation.

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Wrap-Around Support Program Coordinator is required by the Comox Valley Child Development Association. This is a .84 (31.5 hours per week) permanent position and will involve coordinating wrap-around supports for children with special needs who require intensive supports to meet individual developmental communication, social, emotional, behavioural, recreational, and educational goals, and activities of daily living. The successful candidate will have a diploma in Child and Youth Care, Human Services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Training and minimum of 2 years experience in Autism Spectrum Disorder or Behavioural Supports, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, ABA, Positive Behaviour Support, First Aid, and a Class V BC Driver’s License are also required. The successful candidate for this new program will have the ability to establish and maintain rapport with children and youth, and the leadership skills to build and maintain a skilled and caring support team. Closing date is: August 23, 2013, and start date is immediate. Wage is per HSA Community Grid 10. Please contact us for a complete job description. Resumes to: Michelle Erikson, Human Resources Manager, Comox Valley Child Development Association, michelle@cvdca

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EXPERIENCED ECE support worker for 20+ hr/wk starting Sept 3. Drop-off resume with ref. at 295 Back Rd. ASAP.

MALE YOUTH with special needs requires support person for two/four weekends per month. Criminal Reference check, references & first aid required. Training provided. Excellent weekend rate. Apply w/resume to Drawer #4541 c/o C.V Record 765 McPhee Ave, Courtenay V9N 2Z7.

HELP WANTED An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta. COSTCO PHOTO Centre is looking to fill a PART TIME position. Photo lab experience required & must be proficient with Noritsu equipment. All applicants please bring resume to Photo Centre Manager HAIRSTYLIST WANTED $1000 HIRING BONUS full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Courtenay location. Guaranteed $12/hour, 25% profit sharing,paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Phone 1-866-4724339 today for an interview. LOGGING AND Construction jobs. We are looking for experienced and motivated people for the following positions: Hoe Chuckers, Roadbuilders, Skidder Operators, Yarding Crews (tower and gy, hooktender, rigging puller, linewinder), Weight Scale operators, Processors, Front End Loaders, Lowbed and Log Trucker Drivers. Lots of work, local to Fraser Valley and out of town, various day shifts, benefits, good pay, good people. Please fax resume to 778-732-0227 or email loggingjobs@gmail.com CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

MOTEL MANAGEMENT required for Ponoka, Alberta. We are seeking a positive, capable, entrepreneurial person or couple with previous resort or motel experience. Email resume: Pamela@inntimateinns.com NON-EMERGENCY Transfer Driver/Attendants (Comox Valley/ Campbell River) Medi-Van Canada, a non-emergency medical transfer service, is hiring driver/attendants for their wheelchair and stretcher service. Suitable candidates will have a Class 4 drivers licence and OFA 1-3 or EMR. Fulltime and part-time positions are available. For more information contact Greg at 1-250818-1879 or email medivanvictoria@shaw.ca. SMALL CALL Center seeking 6-emps for 9:00-3:30 shift. Must be dependable, drug free, & positive attitude a must. Hourly & bonuses. Call Thurs Fri & Mon from 10 - 1 or leave mess. after 1:00. 250871-3736 or 650-4343 TOSCANOS TRATTORIA F/T Prep Cook required for busy Italian restaurant. Must be fast & organized. F/T Server 2 years exp. Must be willing to work lunches, dinners & weekends. Drop resume in person to 140 Port Agusta. CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

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Available Immediately Automotive Tire Installer We are a high volume, fast paced, full service automotive repair facility. We are looking for a dedicated, honest, hard working individual with automotive experience and a willingness to learn. A valid BC Driver’s licence and a clean driver’s abstract are required. Suitable applicants will possess strong communication skills, appreciation for customers and a winning attitude. We have the latest equipment, a solid team and an excellent clientele. We offer a very competitive compensation package including benefits, profit sharing and employee discounts. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

FITNESS AND SPORTS INSTRUCTOR 19 WING COMOX

TEMPORARY FULL-TIME POSITION Instructs physical fitness training sessions and conducts physical fitness evaluations; instructs and advises military personnel; performs lifeguard duties; inspects physical fitness equipment and initiates corrective action. Also assists in the organization and delivery of sports competitions and with administrative duties for fitness and evaluation programs. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Sciences or a related field AND some years of experience in physical fitness evaluation and prescription or in a related field OR College diploma or certificate in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Sciences, or a related field AND several years of experience in physical fitness evaluation and prescription or in a related field OR An acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience will also be considered AND Current CPR and Basic First Aid qualifications Current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certificate Current Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT qualification

Eligible candidates should submit a resume by fax at 250339-8168, by e-mail to npfhrcomox@cfmws.com or online at www.cfmws.com. Applications must be received before 2359 hrs on 26 August 2013. Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you have special needs and require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the NPF Human Resources Manager at that time.

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RTE #605 Orchard Park, Baybrook, Filberg & Mack Laing Crt.

We require a SENIOR ACCOUNTANT for the office of a forestry company operating on Vancouver Island and the Coast. There are several operating companies. The office is located in the Comox Valley. An accounting degree would be helpful and industry experience would be preferred.

The CVRD is seeking a casual on-call night custodian for our CV sports and aquatic centres. Position is responsible for the cleanliness of the swimming pool, lobby and related areas. A Building Service Worker certificate and knowledge of pool mechanics and chemicals would be an asset. Hourly rate is $17.01. Full position details and qualifications are available online at: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca /jobs

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Obtain First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, Foodsafe, Serving It Right, Skid Steer Operator, and more Receive individual support and guidance Earn a wage while participating in training & work experience Employers will: Receive 60 hours of work exposure by a participant [wage paid & WBC by BladeRunners] Connect with job ready and motivated youth For more information please email ramesh@nysa.bc.ca or auldj@nysa.bc.ca




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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.

LOG HOME shell kit WRC 6X8 flat 3 bdrm w/grge & curved glass sunroom, ready to ship, 604-856-9732

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3-PCE CHESTERFIELD set in top condition. Light shade. $400. Round wooden kitchen table w/4 chairs $200. 250-338-4556

MAGNIFICENT EAGLE “Early Riser”, Norman Marshall signed & numbered print. Also personally signed by artist. Conservation framing spec. glass, $500 firm. 250-3396054. Duncan “Teacher” Kiln. Hardware, pots, stilts & shelves, molds & misc. $200 o.b.o. Call 250-3396054. Lazy-Boy Rocker Recliner - brand new, still in box - model 10-403, $400. Call 250-941-2067. MOUNTAIN BIKE- as new, paid $700 selling $250. Upright freezer, $195. 12 gauge shotshell loader, sizeOutomatic, (1-stroke, 1-shell) $390.+ 10K Primus power and supplies, offers. Call (250)2863308, C.R. MOVING SALE. Loveseat blue, good condition. Twin size spring/mattress/frame - good condition. Please phone after 5 PM - 250-334-9607 SHOPRIDER VOYAGER scooter Model 888SEL. Electric bathtub lift, high back toilet seat & various walking aids. No reasonable offer refused. Estate sale. 250-338-1024 STANLEY WOOD cook stove, new gear with brick lined firebox. Excellent condition. $1500. 250-336-2364 or 250-650-3577 STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca VCR/DVD PLAYER. Dual cassette tape recorder and player. Assorted VCR movies, assorted cassette tapes. Assorted Rookie baseball cards. Call for details (250)339-4038 or email: p.horgen@utoronto.ca VOYAGEUR EASY Track Lift, personal suction machine, adjustable metal bed frame, locally made Aboriginal Spirit Board, limited edition picture Valley Visitors (swans & Comox Glacier). 250-339-5843.

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CARPENTRY

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

ART/MUSIC/DANCING

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INSPIRE your children to be creative and expressive through music! Group keyboard lessons for children ages 3 - 9 that include singing, rhythm, movement, composition and more! Find a teacher near you 1-800-828-4334 or www.myc.com

ELECTRICIAN Small jobs to new construction. B Connected Electrical. 250-204-2168. www.bzzzt.ca

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FREE ITEMS BANTAM ROOSTER - Free, born end of April 2013. Phone Larry 250-338-8901

FURNITURE

GARDENING

FINANCIAL SERVICES BEAUTIFUL ROUND oak table & chairs worth $4000 willing to sell for $900. 778-3462295 LIVINGROOM FURNITURE. Blue sectional w/ corner shelf inbetween & ottoman. $525. 2 recliners. Blue. $175. Very good cond. 250-923-3898

HOBBIES & CRAFTS

HANDYPERSONS DROWNING IN Debt? Cut debts more than 50% and debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ 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. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and more. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

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

PAINTING DALE’S PAINTING: Any 2 rms $400, wall’s only. 10% Seniors & military disc. 250- 338-3137

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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GRINSHEEP FIBRE Productions. 1265 Leffler Rd. (across from the Wildlife Centre in Errington) Offering felting, spinning, knitting & weaving supplies at reasonable rates. Open Tues - Sat., 1 - 5 or by appt. Call 250-248-6306 or email: grinsheep@gmail.com

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON, www.bigirondrilling.com BEIGE SOFA hide-a-bed, $250. Beige futon with wooden sides, $250. 3” memory foam for king size bed with cover, $125. All in good condition, Comox. Call (250)339-2624. ELECTRIC HOSPITAL Bed with 2 pair sheets - $700 O.B.O. Electric oxygen concentrator - $500. Dehumidifier like new - $100. 250-338-7585 ESTHETIC BED, manicure table, facial machine, mag lamp,hot stone roaster & stones. Reasonable price. 250-830-4973/250-830-3314. KILL BED Bugs and their eggs! Buy a Harris bed bug kit, complete room treatment solution. Odorless, non-staining. Not in stores, available online: www.homedepot.com RESTLESS LEG Syndrome and leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. www.allcalm.com

WALK-IN SIT down tub/shower combo as seen on TV, includes fixtures, ready to install, almost new. $1600 obo. Call (250)594-6550.

WEDDING DECORATIONS. Retired decorator liquidating stock. Complete wedding package includes neutral colours of white/cream w/greenery, 1 large fully decorated arch with tulle, flowers, ivy and lights, 2 tall standard formal bouquets, head table swag to match archway, round guest table bouquets, glass tealight holders, vases, decorator fabric, tall silk trees with lights, much more. $1000/all, may split. 250-286-1453. WHEELCHAIR/RANGE. 2006 Kenmore Elite range, electric, self clean, warming drawer, stainless steel, smooth top, and more $550. Motorized wheelchair, older model but in good condition. $1000. Call 250-334-4394

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GARAGE SALES

COMOX - 533 Aitken Street. Fri. Aug. 23 & Sat. Aug. 24, 9-5pm ea. day. Moving Sale: 2 single beds, 2 recliners, solid wood hexagonal tables w/4 padded chairs, one sofa, bedside tables, lamps & occasional furniture pieces plus some miscellaneous items. Call 250339-6279 to view.

MOVING Sale 1403 Noel Ave., Comox, BC Saturday and Sunday, Aug 24 and 25. 1. 2 complete bedrooms, one a single bed the other a double wide “extra long” 2. Queen size 4 poster bed frame with drawers underneath 3. 2 desks 4. Black fabric couch and 2 chairs-black glass tables 5. Car dolly 6. Lamps and misc.

CAMPBELL RIVER: Avail. Sept. 15 - Oct. 1. Lovely private custom home, 3 beds, 2 baths. 7 yrs. old. 2500 sq. ft. full front french doors and windows facing south. Heat pump/air-exchanger/air-conditioner. Huge front garden, room for 2 extra driveways. Concrete deck back garden approx 60 ft x 16 ft. deep. Old growth fir stairs, 2 beds up and huge walk in custom shower. Also antique furniture & carpenters’ tools for sale. 916 Heritage Meadow Drive. Visit Kijiji for more pics. Price $442,000. 250-286-3602. COME see for yourself, fabulous view, 365 Evergreen Ave, Courtenay. Older house on large lot, separate workshop/storage. Carport and single garage. 3341 sq. ft., unfinished basement. Cul de sac. $359,000 Ph. 250-650-4065

COMOX: 3 bed 2 bath $275,000. Must See attractive well maintained home. Great location near Parks & Schools, 645 Torrence Rd. Large lot private fenced back yard. Garage & large drive for RV or boat. Studio with separate entrance. Incl 6 appliances. No agents. To view call 250-339-1117.

FRENCH CREEK CHARMER 3 bdrm/2 ba on .23 acre. Many updates. Warm, welcoming & move in ready. $335,000. By appt. gardendelight@shaw.ca. 250-752-4741.

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

TWO BEDROOM Bright and spacious south facing unit. Unique floor plan with cross ventilation. Huge, private deck overlooking garden. Recently renovated. Very attractive. Quiet mature, adult building just two blocks from Comox Mall and all services. Also One Bedroom. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

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

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

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WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave.

INCOME POTENTIAL. 3 Beds, 2 bath up; 2 beds, European-style bath suite down. Quality estuary, mountain & ocean views. For pics, see Property Guys Sayward website. $249,900. (250)282-0009.

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1992 MODULAR home/$92,000. 3 bdrm, 2 full baths, 1600sq ft, livingroom, recroom w/wood stove, open concept, wood shed, lrg kitchen recently reno’d w/ laminate, linoleum, new paint and blinds, lrg deck, skylights, 5 appls, lrg pad rental on dead end St. not in a mobile park, well kept. Quiet area. Call Mary at 250203-3840 or 250-914-2222.

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave.

PIANO FOR sale. Kawai polished red mahogany with matching bench. Excellent condition. $1,900 OBO. Port Alberni. Call 250-723-3301.

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BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED duplex in Courtenay, quiet culde-sac. 3-bdrm + den, 2.5 baths, bright, spacious kitchen, 5 appl’s, garage, private large fenced backyard with shed. Roof 2009. Close to NIC. Details & pics on Craigslist. $229,500. Call (250)3388208 or cell (250)792-0024.

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 $358,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

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LARGE TWO BEDROOM - Bright and spacious. Unique floor plan end unit — windows on three sides. Recent renovation. Very attractive suite. Quiet, mature adult building in central Courtenay. Security entry. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

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.

CARRIAGE HOUSE 1155 England Ave. TWO BEDROOM very bright and spacious corner suite. Attractive layout - recently renovated. Security entry. Full sized appliances. In suite storage. Quiet adult building just three blocks from downtown. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

BELLE AIRE 575 14th Street A VERY SPECIAL TWO BEDROOM in a unique, character building. Over 1000 sq. ft. Heat, hot water and laundry included in rent. Recent renovation. Quiet, mature adult building close to downtown. Call David @ 250-338-0267.




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CENTRAL COURTENAY55+, quiet 2 bdrm, private patio, 5 appls, ground floor. N/S, no dogs. $875. Avail Sept. 1st. Call (250)334-8468.

COURTENAY 2-BDRM. Mtn. view. Elevator, balcony. Np, NP. $795./mo. (250)336-2558

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.

1000 sq. ft. of office or retail space for rent in downtown Comox. Frontage on Comox Ave. For more information please call Ray at 250-3392007

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COMOX RENOVATED 1 bdrm $650/mo. Avail Now. 250-702-5339

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



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BEAUTIFUL Crown Isle Golf Community home, fully furnished. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Attached garage & covered patio. Yard maintenance incld. No Smoking, No Pets. Avail Oct 1 - May 2014. $1780/mth + utils. (780)4981856 or daisylb@shaw.ca.

IMMAC COMOX rancher, quiet, 3bdrm, 2ba, 5appl, 2car garage, ns, sm pet neg, lease, $1300. Sept. 1. 250-339-7889.

YORK AREA: (Campbell River), 3 bdrm, 2 bath, no steps Rancher, large 24’ x 24’ shop w/ loft. Very clean home. Lot’s of prkg, ref’s req’d, N/P, N/S, $1400, avail Sept. 1st. Call 250-337-8669.

CUMBERLAND: 3-BDRM Home. F/S, W/D. $1100/mo. Avail. Sept. 1. (250)336-2339

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COMOX RANCHER 3 bedrm 2 bath. NS, NP. Avail. Sept. 1st $1200. 250-703-6567

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HOMES FOR RENT UNION BAY RANCHER

Enjoy this charming rancher & amazing ocean & mountain views! Situated on full sized lot, & features deck designed for entertaining, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, wood f/p, 5 appl, & large yard. Pet negotiable w/deposit. N/S. $1240/mo. Immediate possession.

COMOX HOME ďšťMCKENZIE AVE.

Lovely 3 bdrm Comox home on 1/4 acre w/terrific landscaping & lovely mountain views from wrap around covered deck. Modern colors, lots of character, bamboo flooring & gas f/p. Parking for RV or toys. Close to schools, marina, & charming downtown core. Minutes to Airport. $1250/mo. Available Sept 1.

KWAKIUTL FAMILY HOME

Large family home with spacious yard backing on to Salish Park ideally located near schools & shopping. 4 bdrms & plenty of room! 2 baths, 5 appl, deck, & single car garage. Gas forced air furnace & wood stove. N/S. N/P. Available Aug 15. $1300/mo.

COAL VALLEY ESTATES HOME

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 5 appliance Cumberland home with ground level featuring tiled entrance, bonus room & laundry. 2nd level features carpeted bdrms, bath, ensuite to master, & open concept living, dining, & kitchen with walk-in pantry in quality laminate. Available Sept 1. $1300/mo.

TOWNHOUSES / DUPLEXES MISSION ROAD DUPLEX

Fabulous subdivision in excellent proximity to schools, recreation, Costco & new Thrifty's shopping centre!! Bright duplex features main level w/open concept kitchen, living & dining, plus powder room. 3 appl kitchen w/bar stool seating. Walk out to fully fenced back yard from dining for BBQ's or entertaining. 2nd level incl 3 bdrms, main bath & laundry. Master suite w/full ensuite & walk-thru closet. N/S. N/P. $1300/mo. Immediate possession.

WEST COURTENAY DUPLEX

Extra large duplex with 4 bdrms up & 1.5 baths in West Courtenay. Wonderful family home was recently renovated w/ high end laminate on main floor & all new carpet up. Eat in kitchen & formal dining area. 5 appl. Fully fenced back yard & a single garage. N/S. N/P. $1200/month. Available Sept 1.

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HOLLYRIDGE MANOR

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

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

PLATEAU GARDENS

Spacious Comox townhome is ideally located near all amenities & features 3 bdrms, 1 full & 2 half baths, 4 appl, storage, & private back yard area. Recent renos inc. new flooring on main level, & fresh paint throughout. Small pet considered w/deposit. Available Aug 1. $1000/mo.

PINE PLACE

Conveniently located near shopping, recreation, & schools, these 2 & 3 bdrm townhomes offer main level living with bdrms, bath & storage on 2nd level. Includes 2 or 4 appl. & on-site coin-op laundry. Small pet may be permitted with deposit, subject to approval by Strata Corporation. Rent from $715/month. For immediate & Sept 1 possession.

BRAIDWOOD MEWS

Spacious townhome in quiet complex features 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 5 appl, carport, & large living area. Excellent proximity to schools, recreation, shopping & other amenities. Available Sept 1. Non-smoking only. Small pet considered w/deposit. $1025/mo.

CONDOS / SUITES / APARTMENTS PASSAGE COURT

3 bdrm, 2 bath condos located at end of cul-de-sac in desirable East Courtenay. Mixed flooring throughout. Gas f/p in some units. Spacious laundry room for extra storage. Master bdrm w/ensuite & walk-in closet. N/S. Small pet may be considered w/deposit. Rent from $900/month. Immediate & Sept 1 possession.

CHERRYWOOD MANOR

Beautifully renovated 3rd floor, 1 bdrm suite is located in secured entrance building & features 2 appl, large windows, spacious walk in closet, & large deck. On site coin-op laundry. FREE heat & hot water. Non-smoking building. Regrettably, pets not permitted. $625/month. Available Sept 1.

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

Downtown 1 & 2 bdrm condos feature fridge & stove, w/ on site coin-op laundry. Excellent proximity to shopping & Airpark, & on regular bus routes. N/S. N/P. Rent from $625/ month. Immediate & Sept 1 possession.

CLOSE TO GOOSE SPIT 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F&S, family rm, carport, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 $1,200/mth RURAL HOME 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, on no thru street, 5 appls, carport, beautifully landscaped fenced yrd, deck, wired workshop, N/S, No pets. Avail. Aug. 1 $1,350/mth COURTENAY EAST 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, 5 appls, gas F/P, double garage, fenced yrd w/irrigation, N/S, No pets. Avail. Aug. 15 - $1,400/mth SPACIOUS COMOX HOME 6 bdrm, 2 bath, 8 appls, lrg wired shop, fenced yrd, RV pkg, in-law suite potential, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Sept. 1 - $1,300/mth

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

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.

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay

2325 Valley View Dr 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S N/P 5 appls. $1300/mth Avail Sept 1st

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ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd., Courtenay TWO BEDROOM SUITE available in wellrespected, adult-oriented building. Close to downtown, and ideal for seniors with bus stop out front. Arran House is well managed and maintained, and offers a friendly and secure atmosphere. House cat is accepted with pet deposit. Non-smoking building. 250-334-9717

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

ROBERT LANG DUPLEX

Enjoy walking in trails and nature surrounding the Puntledge River living in West Courtenay. Ground level duplex includes 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 4 appl w/room for dishwasher, large sunken livingroom, & yard. N/S. Small pet considered w/deposit. Available Sept 1st. $1000/mo.

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BEECHER MANOR

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1045 Cumberland Road

Available immediately 1 & 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, in clean, quiet building with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 1 bedroom condo available close to downtown. This quiet, well maintained building suits mature adults. Bus stop is conveniently located out front. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

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

Call 250-334-9717 to view.

rity deposit required. To View, Call 250-338-7533

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

Call 250-338-7449

RUTHERFORD MANOR 1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay 1 & 2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references req’d.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

TOWNHOUSES

289A Nim Nim Pl 3 bed/den 2 bath N/S N/P 5 appls $1150/mth Avail. Immed. 1160 Willemar Ave 4 Bed 1Bath N/S N/P 4 appls. $1400/mth Avail. Sept. 1st 2936 Lupton 3 Bed 2 bath N/S N/P 6 Appliances $1300/mth Avail. Immed. 7330 Artela Rd 2 Bed 1 Bath 2 Appliances $900/mth Avail. Immed. 655 Moralee 3 Bed 2 bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $1200/mth Avail. Immed. 1066 4th St 2 Bed 1 Bath N/S 6 Appliances $1000/mth Avail. Aug. 15th 4997 Spence Rd 2Bed 1 Bath 4 Appliances $900/mth Avail. Immed. 5628 Seacliffe 2 Bed 1 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $875/mth Avail Sept 1st 650 Aston Place 4 Bed 3 Bath N/S 6 Appliances $1600/mth Avail Sept 1st 1990 Valley View Dr 3 Bed 2 Bath 5 Appliances $1300/mth Avail Sept 1st Month to Month

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Hobby Farm

1560-13th Street, Courtenay

2733 Merville Rd 2 Bed 2 Bath N/S 4 Appliances 6.5 Acres $1500/mth Avail Oct 1st

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

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1994 K99 TRAVELAIRE camper. Stove, oven, fridge, shower/bathroom. Good condition. $5000. 250-757-9960

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

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CROWN ISLE PATIO HOME 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, double garage, patio, golf course view, N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 - $1,200/mth TRUMPETER’S LANDING Modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 2 bdrm 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept 1. Rents from $1,550/mth. KYOTO FRIENDLY BUILDING – DOWNTOWN COURTENAY 2 bdrm, 1 bath apt. All appliances + washer & dryer. Heated floor, low utility bills. Avail. Immed. $1,000/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 3 appls, coin laundry, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. immed. - $850/mth ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSE 2 bdrm, 1 bathroom, F & S, basic cable incld. coin laundry. N/S. No pets. Avail. Sept 1 - $725/mth $250 move-in incentive. Call Res. Mgr. 250-334-8602 BRAND NEW 1 bdrm/1 bath & 2 bdrm/1 1/2 bath townhouses within walking distance of downtown Ctny, 5 appls, beautifully finished interiors, res. pkg, N/S, cat ok w/ref. Avail. Aug. 1 - $875/ & $1,175/mth. WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, 2 res. pkg spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 - $750/mth BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appl, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $725/mth. CLOSE TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouses, 5 appls, patio, carport, N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 15 - $825/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 - $750/mth ASPEN COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 $800/mth ARGO COURT 1 & 2 bdrm units, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water & basic cable incl, N/S, cat neg. w/ref. Avail. Immed & Sept. 1 - $650 & $700/mth. Call Res. Mgr: 334-8602 CLOSE TO SUPERSTORE newly renovated 3 bdrm, 2 bath duplex, 5 appls, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets, fenced yrd. Avail. Sept. 1 $875/mth DOWNTOWN COMOX 3 bdrm, 1 ? bath townhouse, 5 appls, patio, close to everything! N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 - $925/mth ARE YOU a Low income family looking for housing in Courtenay? A local low income housing complex is looking for qualified applicants to fill future spots.Please contact the housing registry at 1(800)257-7756 to fill out your application. CENTRAL COURTENAY2 storey 2 bdrm townhouse, small cat ok, no dogs. $695. Avail Sept. 1st. 250-334-8468.

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Spots available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or

2001 DODGE Caravan SE. well maintained, low km - 149k Records. $3,500. OBO. (250)334-9560, Courtenay.

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bathroom, cable, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, no partiers. $550/mo. 250-756-9746.

STORAGE

2004 CHEVY AVEO; 165,000+ km; 4 door; Standard transmission; Front wheel drive; $3500. OBO. Call (250)337-4070 after 5pm.

STORAGE GARAGE for rent, Courtenay East. 10 ft ceilings, overhead door, secure. 20’x28’ @ $180/mo. Avail. Immediately. 250-339-5285

TRANSPORTATION ANTIQUE/CLASSICS 1974 MGBGT Collector plates Value $4500. (250)923-0188.

AUTO FINANCING

2006 Adventure 20’ Motor Home 83,000k. Excellent condition, generator, DVD, Awning, sleep 4. $29,500 OBO. Please call 250-338-8206 2007 TRAIL Lite 16’ trailer, great for small trucks, very good condition. Trailer cover incld’d. Sleeps 4, A/C. $10,000. Call (250)923-7412 or (250)202-2710.

2008 LEXINGTON 283, loaded, only 18,000 miles, 3 slides. Mint condition, garage kept. $64,900. Phone:250-898-8718 or 250-702-2681

SUITES, LOWER COMOX: SPACIOUS 2 bdrm ground level suite, quiet, near bus route. No smokers, no pets. Heat, hot water, laundry incl’d. $750/mo. 250-339-2286

1971 GMC. 1/2 ton. $1500 obo. Extra parts available. Wooden box. 250-338-6826

2007 COBALT SS - $7,900 OBO. 1 owner, 2.4 Litre, 5 speed - pretty much loaded, fun to drive, great gas mileage. Spent $3000 recently new brakes, struts, windshield and more. Call (250)890-0071.

SPORTS & IMPORTS NISSAN VERSA 2007. 4 Dr, Sedan, power window & locks, A/C, mint cond, 74,000km. $8,000 OBO. Call David 250-339-2228

MOTORCYCLES

25’ ALPENLITE 5th wheel. Complete with hitch, fully equipped, aluminum frame, tandem axle. Walk-in shower, solar panels, good cond., must be seen. Asking $6000. obo. (250)335-1796. 5TH WHEEL. 1985 Travelair 21’. All utilities work. Fully equipped, includes microwave & hitch. $3000. obo. Call (250)334-0497, Courtenay.

175 BAYLINER as new, 55hrs(used)135 h/p mercruiser-in-out board hydraulic leg, full canvas on stainless steel frame (detachable)Fresh water cooling, fish finder on h.d galvanized trailer $17900. 250286-3308

1996 PONTIAC Transport van in reasonable running order. The van is equipped with a electric lift passenger seat which rotates and slides out and down so a person can transfer from Wheel chair to seat and then the motor lifts them into the van and swivels into normal position. $1,800. Call (250)890-0369.

185 CAMPION EXPLORER. Ready to go fishing. Elec. down rigger, GPS, Fish finder Engine 135 Merc., 9.9 and more. $15,000. 250-9230528/250-287-0211

2001 4x4 DODGE DAKOTA P/U Crew cab. 243,000 kms. New price $5,900. obo. Call 250-337-5565 after 7 pm

1986 28’-FAIRLINE Fly Bridge, $29,900. Twin 6cyl gas engines, 2VHF radios, depth sounder, 4burner propane stove w/oven, 110/12v fridge, electric head w/holding tank. (250)390-3805

2010 TOYOTA Tundra TRD, 4x4, 55,000, 4.6 V8, Box cover, Bed Rug box liner, nonsmoker, excellent shape. $31,000 obo. 250-923-0037. 2011 FORD ESCAPE. Under 20,000km. Leather interior. $26,000 OBO. Ask for Dale: 250-286-9957 after 6pm. 1986 HONDA APSENCADE GL1200. Runs great! $2600. OBO 250-286-6363

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ARCTIC FOX 25R Travel Trailer- $19,800.Kept in heated storage, this 2006 unit is in excellent condition, new tires, deep cycle 6 volt batteries just a year old, thermal windows, R18 & R15 insulation, heated water and storage tanks, solar panel installed, 600 watt inverter new one year ago, extra large fridge, 22 inch oven, queen bed, jack knife sofa, dinette slide, awning, TV & satellite ready. Available. Call 250-334-7864.

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103,000km. FORD Explorer XLS. New parts, excellent condition. 2002. $8500 obo. Call 250-287-2009.

2003 JEEP Liberty Ltd. Edition, black, auto, 4WD, 3.7L V6. Recent check up. 123,000km. Leather, power everything, cruise, CD/tape player, spare tire. $8,600. Call 1-250-812-8646.

1993 BAYLINER Ciera 2556. Avail with slip at Comox Bay Marina. Radar, depth sounder, radio, dinghy & more. $21,000. For info call (250)336-8339.

MUST SELL 1998 Ford Ranger, runs well, 4 speed manual, 170,000kms. $2200. 250-9142475

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22’ CATALINA. Swing Keel, All Sails, including Spinnaker. With stove, potpourrie & radio, On brand new custom Roadrunner Trailer with brakes. Volvo Penta longshaft outboard motor. In PERFECT condition $7995. Call 250-757-8688, after 6pm OR Cell 780-916-4218 anytime.

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1995 ZODIAK 14.6ft - 65HP Suzuki. New steering & trailer bearings. $6000 OBO. 250-334-9337

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1990 CHEV 3/4 Ton, long box, 4 wheel drive. $590. Runs great! Call (250)338-5503. 1991 FORD F250 XLT Lariat 4X4 with canopy, boat racks. $2800.00. Please call 250-336-8600 92 CHEV 3/4T Pick Up, 4x4 turbo diesel, auto, winch, canopy, boat rack, tow package, low KM’s, stand cab, extras. Excellent condition $6500. 250-339-3404

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Emotions ride high for the Tour No better motivation for officers than kids battling cancer Danielle Pope and Kyle Slavin

(Above) Victoria police officers Mike Russell and Marie Bourque, and Oak Bay police reserve officer Aubrey Blackhall (below) are part of the 2013 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team.

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Aubrey Blackhall has been pulling for Tour de Rock since he was in high school. Each year from Grades 9 to 12, the Oak Bay High grad raised money and shaved his head to support the cause. Now, the 21-year-old reserve constable with Oak Bay police is getting an opportunity to ride. “I was really nervous going into the selection process, because I knew that, as a reserve constable, maybe I wouldn’t have the kind of standing that other officers would,” says Blackhall, who has been a reserve officer for a year and a half. “But it seems like what they really wanted to see was that your heart was in the right place.” Blackhall’s heart is there. The young rider lost his grandmother to “an ugly, three-year battle with cancer” when she was only 63 – a loss that motivates him on this ride. Victoria police Const. Marie Bourque has also seen the toll a disease can have on loved ones. In 2001, she learned her father was failing from frontal-lobe dementia and would lose most of his motor skills very quickly. “Even though family is No. 1, caregiving is so tough,” says Bourque, 40. “My dad was 60 years old, which is young, but at least he had 60 years. Caregiving for a child – I just couldn’t imagine that, and what you’d have to go through.”

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Tour de Rock is a fundraiser that benefits children living with cancer and their families, which helps the riders put things into perspective. “We’re all here for the same reason: we’re all gunning for a cure,” says VicPD Const. Mike Russell. “I’m a huge believer of trying to get the kids to have some sort of normalcy when they go through their treat-

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know them will add another level of motivation for me,” he says. Tour de Rock has raised almost $18 million for the Canadian Cancer Society since 1998 – money aimed to fund pediatric cancer research and support programs for kids and their families, like Camp Goodtimes. “I get the most gratitude from helping people, and I want this to be the year that cancer ends. Whether or not that happens, I can help a lot of kids get to camp,” Blackhall says. Bourque says she’s riding to support families who have to go through the emotions of seeing their child go through treatment. “What’s not fair is that life has to strike any kids with illness. Kids just want to be kids. They want to move forward and not get stuck in all that,” she says. “They may have struggles, but you can’t see it on their faces. You might get tired (riding), but then you realize the effort you will put in. How could you not? They are your inspiration.” news@mondaymag.com

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