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ichen in hues of green and white grow in petal-like blotches across the modest gravestone. At first glance, you can barely make out a name or any dates on the marker. Look closer though, and you can pick out a clue that this is the final resting place of a First World War veteran – the poppy in the stone’s top right hand corner. Here lies Acting Corporal Horace McNutt. Born Oct 10, 1891 in Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia; died 1940 and buried at the Campbell River Cemetery. There are no flowers or adornments beside McNutt’s grave, and whatever relations he had in Camp-
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we found five more this morning! It’s ongoing,” says Janice Wilken, a director with the Campbell River Genealogy Society. Thanks to the society, the memory of these interred vets are also being honoured on Monday, and will be on every November 11th. “We hope to have bigger flags next year,” Wilken says on a cool Wednesday afternoon, as she watches a fellow society member place a Canadian flag at another grave marker. Pat Goddard is one of the founders of the Campbell River Genealogy Society and she’s here today flagging the burial site of Sgt. Erling T. Wolner, a Second World War vet who died Dec. 22, 1982 at age 73. “There, that’s better,” she says with satisfaction. The flag project was the idea of another shy society member who wanted to commemorate the grave site of a relative, but doesn’t want to be identified. The irony of a researcher who
Pat Goddard, one of the founders of the Campbell River Genealogy Society, places a Canadian flag beside the grave of Sgt. Erling T. Wolner, a veteran of the Second World War. The society is placing flags at the grave sites of all known vets for Remembrance Day.
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doesn’t want be part of the historic record isn’t lost on Wilken. “We’re not quite reclusive, but we’re not so much social,” she says laughing, as she stops to rephrase, “A lot of us are very social! We just love the research and to have it used for such a worthy thing like this is awesome.” The project means a lot to Wilken who “comes from a long line of military men.” Her great grandfather served in the First World War, her uncle in the Second, and both men spent time as prisoners of war. Along with the bigger flags, the genealogy society also plans to produce laminated information sheets that will be placed at each veteran’s grave. The sheets will provide background on the vets which will benefit those on self-guided tours. The society also hosts its own cemetery tours. “Next year we want to combine our research with the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and hopefully we can come up with as a complete list as possible,” says Wilken. “And, with the city’s blessing, we’d like to hold a candlelight vigil.” If you look even closer at Horace McNutt’s grave stone, you can spot the second poppy in the top left corner.
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A rubbing impression would reveal the rest, but it’s easier if you just ask the good folks from the genealogy society. They’ll tell you McNutt was the seventh of eight children. According to census records, he lived in North River, Nova Scotia (1901) and later moved to Salmon River, N.S. (1911), earning a living as a butcher.
In 1915 he enlisted with the 106th Nova Scotia Rifles, and today he rests in the Campbell River Cemetery.
n Harry Thorne Vanstone - A Second World War vet and the son of an original nonnative Campbell River settler. His father, David Vanstone, donated the property for the cemetery with the condition that the front row be reserved for the Vanstone family. n Lt. Norman Neil McPhedran – A First World War veteran. McPhedran Road is named after him. His grandson, James McPhedran, is an executive vice-president with the Bank of Nova Scotia and reportedly visited Campbell River last week to commemorate his grandfather. n John Perkins – Served in both World Wars and was one of the original non-native settlers of Campbell River. n Edward Harold Masters – A decorated Army sergeant in the First World War and an early settler. n Learn more about the Campbell River Genealogy Society at www.rootsweb.ancestry. com/~bccrgc/
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RCMP Const. John Clemens was called to a disturbance at a 4th Avenue apartment complex. There, around 4:30 a.m., he found a highlyintoxicated Scott banging on doors. Const. Clemens told him to stop and leave, but once outside the apartment, Scott started ringing buzzers. Again the officer told him to stop and even offered Scott a ride home. Scott responded by punching Const. Clemens. A struggle ensued and witnesses reported hearing and seeing the officer tell Scott several times to lie down.
Scott, however, continued to battle the officer who twice used pepper spray on his attacker and then his baton. Scott was finally subdued when two other officers arrived on scene. Scott was charged with assaulting a police officer, but the case came to a halt when he left Campbell River. Then, on Jan. 25, 2013, another RCMP officer spotted a green van parked outside the 7-Eleven store in Willow Point. The officer noticed the driver wince as he looked his way and decided to investigate further.
A check of the licence plate indicated the vehicle should be impounded, so the officer approached the driver and asked for his information. It was Scott behind the wheel, but he gave the officer a fake name. He also told the officer that Michael Scott had loaned him the van, but was in hospital. Further checks could not turn up the identity of the fictional name and it turned out that no one named Michael Scott was in hospital. However, as Scott was arrested, the officer noticed that he made sure to grab medication he required from
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increase the number of beds for the new hospital. “Just the other day we had 100 people in the hospital and the new hospital is being built for 95. It makes no sense,” Trevena said earlier Thursday. Construction on the new $266-million Campbell River hospital is expected to begin next spring. For sev-
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Building Code, it is a requirement for multiple-unit developments in Campbell River. Welychko said he’s been given an estimate of $9,000 to install the system, but compounding the problem is the the water line going into 741 Alder St. does not support a fire suppression system. “The property doesn’t even have a storm sewer,” Welychko said. “So we’re told from city employees that in order to install a fire suppression system we’re responsible for the costs related to the excavation of Alder Street and the installation of a two- to two-and-a-halfinch water main bringing water from the other side of Alder Street.” Welychko said that’s expected to set him back $25,000 more. “It’s reasonable if we’re building an apartment building and the cost can
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The city’s new Extreme Weather Shelter will be safer and more secure for the homeless after council approved a couple of improvements to the shelter at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Along with a storage unit, council approved supplying two lamps to brighten up the area next to the downtown fire hall. The city already had a number of lamp standards in storage and the city’s electrical contractor offered to donate materials and labour valued at $1,600 if the city provided the lamps. Dave Morris, the city’s general manager of facilities and supply management, and Ross Blackwell, the city’s land use manager, wrote in a joint report to council that the required infrastructure was also readily available. “When Fire Hall No.
1 parking lot was refurbished two years ago, two lamp standard bases were installed at the southern edge of the lot along with conduit to the fire hall building, with a view to installing lighting sometime in the future,” Morris and Blackwell wrote. Council gave the goahed to hooking up the lighting system and installing 30 amp ancillary power in one of the lamp standards to allow the shelter’s batteries to be re-charged on a weekly basis. As for the storage shed, council agreed to allow Radiant Life Church, which operates the shelter, to place a storage unit nearby to store the client’s personal belongings for the night. The only stipulation being that the shed sit on the east side of the fenced property. “The rationale…in seeing the fenced area, I’m assuming the stor-
age shed will be within the fenced area and not external to it,” said Coun. Andy Adams. “By putting it on the east side, is to have the shed where people would come and enter (the Dogwood Street entrance) and not on the back side of the property.” The Extreme Weather Shelter is a low-barrier shelter for the homeless who may be under the influence of drugs and/ or alcohol. The shelter, which is a heated trailer made from a steel shipping container, houses up to 16 people with two people per one unit. Clients using the shelter are given sandwiches and coffee in the evening, a pair of warm pyjamas, and a warm breakfast in the morning served at Radiant Life Church. The shelter is open every night from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. until March 31, 2014 and is staffed throughout the night.
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More red tape to be removed at city hall Kristen Douglas CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR
Council Tuesday took steps towards peeling off the red tape facing business owners at city hall. Council approved an amendment to its business licensing bylaw which will allow business owners to purchase one business licence that will be valid in 12 different Island communities. The inter-municipal business licence will allow mobile business owners such as photographers and landscapers to expand their
client base with little hassle. Colleen Evans, president of the Chamber of Commerce which worked closely with the city on the program, said it will make life a lot easier for the city’s business operators and expand their opportunities. “This bylaw will not only reduce red tape but it will streamline the process for businesses,” Evans told council Tuesday evening. “This is going to enable our businesses to look at regional growth opportunities. A lot of our contractors have been restricted to only oper-
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ating in this geographical location and having this new bylaw passed will enable them to look at regional growth opportunities for their business.” Evans said the special licence was requested by several contractors. The single $150 licence will now enable local businesses to be covered with a business licence in Campbell River, Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Nanaimo, North Cowichan, Parksville, Port Alberni and Qualicum Beach.
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WHY AN OPEN HOUSE? . In response to an increasing number of community complaints about the look of the shipping containers, Council is considering a proposed bylaw to restrict their use in certain parts of the community, particularly in residential and more prominent commercial areas such as the downtown core. . The City’s proposed bylaw restricts the use of containers to industrial zones, with exceptions in some instances. With a written request, the proposed bylaw would allow temporary use for between 30 and 90 days to accommodate construction or for stores bringing in stock, for example. . The proposed bylaw also includes an opportunity for exemptions for future installations through the City’s variance application process. Exemptions for existing containers would also be considered on a case-by-case basis through a formal variance application to the City.
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Campbell River will never forget It seems Campbell River will never forget, given the way the community continues to honour our veterans. Each year, Remembrance Day rolls around and regardless of the weather, Campbell Riverites turn out in big numbers to We say: This attend the Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph. community It reflects well on our community always honours that we hold this day in such high regard across all age groups. Schools Nov. 11 and youth organizations in the area keep the spirit of remembrance alive by participating in the Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph or by
teaching the value of remembering those who gave their lives for the service of their country and the needs of other countries engulfed in war. At this time of remembrance it is moving and refreshing to acknowledge the work of so many people who work to keep the memory of our veterans’ sacrifices. Just last month, for example, we lost Peter Kay, a local veteran and mainstay of the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Campbell River. We won’t forget his service to his country nor will we ever forget all the years his sharp voice barked over the Nov. 11 services, “Colour party! Present...arms!” He and many others in the Legion work to give Nov. 11
the poignancy it deserves. Kudos also to other organizations like the Campbell River Genealogical Society who, we learn from today’s front page, make a special effort to use their knowledge and skills to commemorate Campbell Riverites who served in war and now rest in our cemeteries. How moving is their tribute of gravestone flags. Monday is Remembrance Day and in this community it is more than just a day off. It is an important part of the collective memory of this community when its residents and those who settled here later, stood on guard for their country. That we shall never forget.
Ban red light right turns
I sent emails to the minister of transportation and to our MLA who happens to be the transportation critic about pedestrian safety. After a couple of close calls, I wanted statistics on how many pedestrians are injured by cars in B.C. yearly. I also had some suggestions on what should be done to improve pedestrian safety. The minister at least acknowledged my message but didn’t answer my questions so I’ve done some research on line. I learned that walking is considerably more dangerous than cycling per distance. In the USA, pedestrians are killed at a rate 3 to 5 times higher than in the Netherlands and that in the city of Freiburg in Germany the most desirable neighborhoods have a speed limit of seven kilometers per hour. It’s doubtful we will ever be as progressive but there are things we can improve. My suggestion to the minister is to ban right turns on a red light. Perhaps a yellow arrow light could come on if the pedestrian signal is not activated. It is unacceptable that we do nothing about this. One letter is easily ignored but 10 or 100 e-mails to the minister are not. This is a simple measure that may save your life or the life of your child. Norm Babin Campbell River
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Help the hospital, get a flu shot Tom Fletcher B.C. Views
I got my influenza shot this week, paid for out of pocket since I don’t qualify for any of the higher-risk groups provided with free immunization. A reminder to take this simple health precaution came in October when a labour arbitrator ruled that it is a reasonable employment requirement for health care workers to either get the current immunization or mask up in patient care areas. Quiet advocacy by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall has paid off. Staff, doctors, outside contractors and visitors will have to put patients first. Health care unions pressed a grievance on behalf of members who insist they have a right to refuse immunization and increase exposure to patients. They have
apparently run up the white flag. “We will be telling our members to comply with the new policy, or risk being fired,” said an overly dramatic Val Avery, president of the Health Sciences Association. HSA lawyers led the grievance, supported by the Hospital Employees’ Union and the B.C. Nurses’ Union. Avery said the union will continue to urge its members to take advantage of on-site flu shot clinics. That’s right, like most provincial employees, they all get immunization that is not only free but administered at work. Kendall announced the regulation last year, after finding that 40 per cent of employees in long-term care were not getting the current influenza vac-
cine, and the rate of immunization was declining. Their objections make no sense. Aside from the self-serving “rights” argument, they complain that the annual flu vaccine isn’t effective enough. The formula is developed by international effort to track the dominant strains that emerge as winter rolls around the world. Kendall says a poor match results in about 40 per cent immunity, and a good match reaches 90 per cent. At the risk of stating the obvious, he notes that even 40 per cent is better than nothing. After two weeks of expert testimony, arbitrator Robert Diebolt, a retired UBC law professor, wrote as follows: “It is indisputable that influenza can be
a serious, even fatal, disease. Immunization also indisputably provides a measure of protection to health care workers and I have found that their immunization reduces influenza transmission to patients. “I have also concluded that there is a real and serious patient safety issue and the policy is a helpful program to reduce patient risk.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control calculates that if all health care workers would get immunized, the risk to patients would be reduced nearly 50 per cent. The Ministry of Health warns: “you can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms.” What would cause educated health
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care workers to defy common sense? A hint is provided by professional union promoter and publicist Bill Tieleman, who railed about the decision on his blog. This regulation is inspired by big bad U.S. health care corporations that would rather impose immunization than pay for sick days, Tieleman asserts. Ah, so an infected health care employee should wander the wards until symptoms emerge, and then go home for a few days of paid rest. What a perfectly stupid idea! Last week BCNU president Debra McPherson was warning about “chaos” at the new Surrey Memorial emergency ward, her latest of a career of media protests. The big new facility is already overflowing, and more beds and more staff are needed, stat! Perhaps if better preventive measures were taken by nurses, doctors and other staff, this chronic “chaos” would be reduced and these unions would have more credibility.
Back in the good old days when BC Hydro was in charge of its own business – that is before cash strapped governments started dipping into their net revenues – things were much better organized. I was an employee of BC Hydro that saw good proposals to communities affected by the corporation’s operations offered reasonable and well-thoughtout options. BC Hydro for example, to reduce objection to their projects, would offer adjacent cities an opportunity to request associative conveniences or services
they may need. One community I lived in was offered a complete water intake, storage and transport conduit to the community which BC Hydro would fund 100 per cent. As the project got deferred, the community never got its new water supply. This community in later years had to build its own intake system, transport water over a 15-mile corridor with a vertical lift of over 400 feet – a no small cost feature that taxpayers had to cover due to lost opportunity. Campbell River should have and could have had BC Hydro foot the total
bill with a system that gave independent primary service to the community as well as a secondary backup system that is already in place. The red herring about earthquake susceptability is a load of cannon fodder. All structures are prone to quakes not just existing infrastructures but new ones as well. A new independent supply line could be interrupted the same as any existing service that exists now. If Campbell River had demanded BC Hydro supply an independent system as any socio/ economic review would
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expose, Campbell River taxpayers wouldn’t be on the hook for 20 per cent of the cost of a new line. Secondly, the three existing penstocks aren’t ideal but any one of the three are more than adequate as a backup system with minimal costs to upgrade and capital maintenance costs to be provided by BC Hydro. It is BC Hydro’s project that has hatched all these extraneous costs and as such should be managed and rectified by the corporation without need to involve taxpayers to foot part of the bill. Ray Fortier Campbell River
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The journey of a shoe box W ith the Christmas season fast approaching, it’s time to grab a shoe box and bring a smile to the face of a child who is less fortunate. Operation Christmas Child, an initiative of the Christian humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse, is officially underway in Campbell River and other communities around the world. To take part, simply fill a shoe box with small gifts such as school supplies, hygiene items, toys, and a personal note and photo from the giver which will be delivered to a needy child. The boxes are then dropped off at Campbell River’s collection centre, located in the Discovery
Community Church (former Galaxy movie theatre). From the collection centre, the shoe box is trucked to the Calgary processing centre, where it is inspected and prepared for shipping by trained volunteers. The shoe box is loaded into a sea container, along with thousands of others, and shipped overseas where it is received in the destination country by a team of Operation Christmas Child volunteers called a National Leadership Team. From the port of entry, many methods of transportation, such as airplane, canoe, helicopter, truck, donkey, camel, etc., may be used to get the shoe box to its final destination. Shoe boxes are distributed in more than
100 countries. This year, Canadian shoe boxes from Calgary will go to children in Haiti, Ivory Coast, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Venezuela and El Salvador. Deana Longland, Campbell River’s longtime shoe box collection co-ordinator, will be hand delivering shoe boxes to children in Costa Rica this year with her daughter, Rhiaanah Villalobos and her friend Jake Johnson. “We’ll be able to see first-hand the excitement the kids get and we get to deliver our own shoe boxes,” says Longland, who will be in Cost Rica between Christmas and New Year’s. Every child receives a shoe box as an unconditional gift regardless of
race, religion, or gender. A child is not required to accept anything or make a confession of faith to receive a shoe box. Many of the children who receive a shoe box are being given the first gift they have ever received. Last year Campbell Riverites packed 1, 404 shoe boxes. Longland is hoping the community will give generously again. Each shoe box given represents love, joy and hope to children living in desperate situations around the world. For those not able to get out and pack a shoe box the traditional way, there is an online participation option at PackABox.ca. Choose shoe box gift items, write a personal note, add a photo and make a
Operation Christmas Child is officially underway again in Campbell River. The program collects donated gifts, school supplies, toys and more for children in developing countries.
donation, all online. All shoe boxes must come in to the Discovery Church Collection Centre between Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 24. The church is open Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., on Saturday
from 10 a.m. - 2p.m. and on Sunday 12 a.m.-1 p.m. Shoe boxes are available at the Discovery Church, the Willow Point dollar store, Thomas Cook the Travel Place on Shoppers Row, the Baptist Church, Christian Life Fellowship church, Vineyard
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Tidemark Theatre was full with friends and relatives celebrating Discovery Community College’s graduation recently. Mayor Jakeway opened the celebration wishing the students great success in their chosen careers.
Come and talk to your community wellness team at Strathcona Gardnes on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and celebrate World Diabetes Day, a United Nations Day that is observed in more than 80 countries in the world. Nov. 14 is the birthday of Canadian Sir Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin. That discovery has saved the lives of millions of diabetics around the
world. The schedule of events will be: 10:30 a.m. – Sonya Hartz – foot care 11:00 a.m. – Jacki Price – Diabetes Education Nurse 11:30 a.m. – Dr. Kim Tsang – Coastal Eye Care – “Diabetes eyecare and prevention” 12 pm – Tina Radar and Sheila MacKenzie – Stress Management 12:30-1 p.m. – Snack attack - Jennifer Myles-Ingersoll –
healthy snacks including free deluxe snack container; Every Step Counts – Debra Wilson – exercise tips and free pedometers. There will also be coffee, snacks, door prizes, free gifts at presentations and a table for crafts. Bring your questions and feel free to stop by. There will be staff from the Integrated Health Network and Diabetes Education on hand to answer your questions.
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the back seat. The dash is wide and flat for ample room and covered in nice looking and feeling materials, plus there is an available centre screen to use for the radio and backup camera. Powering the 2014 Corolla is the same 132hp 1.8L engine from the last model, with one exception. The LE Eco model has a modified valve system to improve fuel economy and pump the power to 140hp. The biggest change is the introduction of a continuously variable transmission continued on page A15
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for a greater range of gears, improved economy, and a smooth drive. 2014 Volkswagen Golf This new Golf will be made in Mexico along side the Beetle and Jetta sedan and will go on sale in the spring of 2014. It is wider and longer than the last Golf but also significantly lighter and safer. The base engine will be a new turbocharged 1.8L engine with 170hp
but don’t worry the TDI diesel is carried over. The sportier GTI trim is fantastic, with an estimated 225hp, in the Canadian Model, thanks to a new 2.0L turbo engine. The interior materials used inside are almost Audi quality. No price yet but building these new cars inside the NAFTA zone will save money and that will be reflected in the price. 2014 Jeep Cherokee The Cherokee is back and it looks
nothing like the boxy truck of old. In fact, this new, small SUV is based on the same Alfa Romeo platform used in the Dodge Dart. It is smooth and quiet and a pleasure to drive. The Cherokee is also the first vehicle in the world to be equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder with 184hp or the optional 3.2L V6 with 271hp, for just $1,300 more, offering good value. Not to worry Jeep fans, this new Cherokee is available
with three AWD systems. 2014 Nissan Rogue You might notice a trend with my 2014 model choices are all compact cars or compact SUVs. This is the direction Canadians are heading when it comes to buying a new vehicle. With this in mind Nissan has an all-new Rogue compact SUV with enough room inside for three rows of seats and room for 7-passengers. This is practical for people
who require extra capacity but don’t want to buy a bigger or more expensive mid-sized or larger SUV. Under the hood is a 2.5L 4-cylinder used in other Nissan products and is matched to a new continually variable transmission featuring more available ratios and reduced friction. The interior is very well executed, with a dash that looks similar to the bigger Pathfinder. Goes on sale just before Christmas. firstname.lastname@example.org
Spoiled for car and truck choice With more than 250 choices available to Canadians, the selection of cars and trucks can be somewhat overwhelming. Today, the Driveway team hopes to steer you in the direction you may want to go in this 2014 New Model Preview edition.
Consider multiple brands because they all have much to offer.
It’s not a comprehensive list but a look at some key market segments, from which our featured writers have each made five picks. Of course, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider any other vehicles. The team members have picked examples that have caught their eye this year to help you start the car conversation at home. Head test driver Zack Spencer scanned the entire market to come up with his tips, paying particular attention to the
booming SUV/Crossover segment. Your truly picks some premium brand offerings while Alexandra spots the sporty cars under $30,000.
Bob McHugh focuses on hybrid vehicles and we welcome Ian Harwood, who lives and breathes trucks be they utility vehicles, off roaders or pickups. Okay, before you turn the page here are some purchase preparation tips. Fix a top-price budget and if financing will be required figure out what you can truly afford in monthly payments. Insurance and maintenance are major costs in owning a car. Once you have a vehicle in mind, get an insurance quote. Regular maintenance costs are easily figured but some cars can be very expensive if parts have to
be brought in from around the world.
Once you have a handle on the above, you can narrow your choice. It is important you like the looks of the second most expensive purchase of your life. However, make sure it serves its intended purpose by answering some questions. Typically, how many people do you need to transport and how far? Is there enough stowage space in the cabin and the trunk or luggage compartment? Do you need V8 power or will an economical four-cylinder suffice? Now go and kick some tires at a variety of dealerships and consider multiple brands because they all have much to offer. email@example.com ChangeGears/twitter.com
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A few pocket rockets available on the market might not compete for the top power specs, but can certainly get the party started.
A vehicle doesn’t have to be exorbitantly expensive, have mega horsepower or a fancy Italian badge on it to be fun to drive. In fact, a lot of people seem to agree with that statement too since there are a few pocket rockets available on the market that might not compete for the top power specs, but can certainly get the party started. Ford Fiesta ST- $24,499 If its exterior colour, say the one clad in Green Envy, doesn’t catch your eye, perhaps its exhaust note will. When you rev 1.6L, 4-cylin-
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your friends green with envy because you’re having so much fun behind the wheel. Mazda3 Sport- starts at $15,995 For the 2014 model year, Mazda completely overhauls their number-one selling sedan and hatchback: the 3. Expect more mature (but not dated) styling, a driver-focussed cabin and a host of technological gadgetry that makes staying “connected” behind the wheel more user friendly. Of course, without trying to take away focus from the act of driving. Among its tweaked features,
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you’ll find brand new interior and exterior styling along with the implementation of their high compression ratio engines, better known as SKYACTIV. Two engines and transmissions are offered. There’s the 2.0L, 4-cylinder SKYACTIV engine with a 6-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed automatic transmission-
available on either the base GX or mid-grade GS models. It produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Then there’s a 2.5L, 4-cylinder SKYACTIV engine for the GT trim, which only comes with a 6-speed automatic. It generates a healthy 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. Either is a treat to drive with excellent urban or
extra urban characteristics. 2014 Fiat 500L- starts at $19,995 For Fiat fans, if the 500 was too small, here’s your answer: the 500L. The longer wheelbase cutie is more practical than the pint-sized version and has more room. And two more doors! continued on page A16
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MC Christine Knight (left) with Hudson Leroy (center) and Randi Lang (right), are getting ready to rock and roll at the Altrusa Club’s presentation of Grease, on Nov. 16 at the Tidemark Theatre. Tickets are available at the Tidemark.
Creighton to continue Spirit Square event planning and management The City of Campbell River has again awarded a three-year contract for Spirit Square event planning and management to local businessman Jim Creighton. “Since 2010, Jim has kept this venue a safe and secure cultural gathering place for our community,” says Ross Milnthorp, the City’s general manager of parks, recreation and culture. “Thanks to his dedication and expertise, Spirit Square is the place to be for a variety of activities that promote diversity, artistic expression, and help raise the profile of a number of community groups.” The contract is valued at up to $54,000 for the 2014 season and includes the costs of advertising, programming, rentals and managerial fee. For more information about activities in Spirit Square, check out the website at www.spiritsquare.ca, or contact Jim Creighton at 250-203-1399 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Really? You saw an article about ears and you’re actually reading it? Is it really such a slow news cycle this issue? Since you’re here, I promise to make it worth your while. You’ll learn some really cool things about hearing, and I’ll make sure there are enough surprises along the way to keep you entertained. First, though, let’s get one thing out in the open: I paid the newspaper to print this. It’s true. We could have plastered the page with a big ad about how fantastic our hearing aids are, but Jana and I would much rather provide you with some real information, and maybe even a chuckle or two. Speaking of my lovely wife Jana, we have a great relationship. We live together, we work together and we somehow manage to not want to kill each other. But I know most relationships have their ups and downs . . .
So what happens when your spouse nags you? You’ve done it again. You’ve done something completely ridiculous that you didn’t even realize was ridiculous until your spouse pointed it out, making you wonder how you managed through life all those years without her or his watchful eye (see how I covered myself there?). Words are spoken. Loud, heated words. Those words travel menacingly toward your ear in the form of sound waves, which are scooped up by your treasonous outer ear (or “pinna”) and ruthlessly amplified as they’re funneled about 2.5 centimeters down your ear canal toward your eardrum. Your eardrum (or “tympanic membrane”) vibrates and transmits the sound waves to your ossicular chain, comprised of a hammer (“malleus”), anvil
(“incus”) and stirrup (“stapes”). These, the three smallest bones in your body, further amplify the sound and transmit it to the cochlea – a pea-sized, fluid-filled, snailshaped (shall I go on?) cavity in your inner ear. As an aside, do you know what the smallest muscle in the human body is? It’s the stapedius, which is about a millimeter long and controls the movement of the stapes. See, I told you
excuse to ignore “honey-do” lists, workplace reprimands and conversations about Roberto Luongo. On the other hand, think of everything else you’d be missing. Here are a few of the ways sounds affect us every day: Physiologically: Hearing an alarming sound instantly triggers a shot of adrenaline and cortisol that evokes your “fight or flight” response. So really, your evolutionary survival depends on
avoidance of social situations.
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your friends (Note: If your friends are actually impressed by “hearing facts” then you desperately need to expand your social circle – my mountain biking buddies notwithstanding.) 1. The smallest perceptible sound moves your eardrum only four atomic diameters; the loudest
you’d learn something. The cochlea is where the magic happens. Nestled within its fluid are about 15,000 microscopic hair cells, each tuned to a different frequency. (In Canadians, a full 78% are specifically tuned to conversations about hockey and the weather.) These hair cells are connected to the cochlea nerve, which sends your spouse’s colourful adjectives to be interpreted – and, in the case of most relationships, subsequently ignored – by your brain. And that’s how you hear. Why should you care if you’re losing your hearing? Sure, a decrease in hearing sensitivity gives you a perfect
good hearing. Psychologically: The melodic chirping of birdsong and the gentle lapping of waves on the shore are two of nature’s most calming sounds. (Pop quiz: Why are these sounds so relaxing? The answer is at the bottom of this page.) These sounds mostly occur, however, in the high frequencies, which are usually the first to go with hearing loss. Socially: Even with mild hearing loss, conversations take much more effort to understand. This can be extremely exhausting and eventually earn us nicknames like “Grumpy” or “Sourpuss.” And really, who wants to be the sourpuss? Undiagnosed hearing loss can quickly lead to social isolation, insecurity and, in some cases,
is a trillion times more powerful. If your eyesight had the same range, on a dark night you’d be able to see a candle flickering 48 trillion kilometres away! 2. Hearing is always on. Presuming one has “normal” hearing, it takes no effort to hear; you’re doing it every second of the day and night, even while you sleep. Listening, on the other hand, is a skill that requires active attention. In men, this skill is often lost with marriage. The take-away Hopefully you’ve learned something you didn’t know about hearing. If nothing else, I’ve thrown in some fancy words that may come in handy on trivia night. More importantly, I hope
I’ve given you a better understanding of the importance of good hearing. Effective communication, which is the basis for healthy relationships and pretty much everything else in our lives, depends on effective listening. And while perfect hearing doesn't guarantee you’ll be a good listener, I can guarantee you won’t be a good listener if your hearing is compromised. If you suspect your hearing, or that of someone you know, might be less than ideal, knowing where to turn for answers is more than half the battle. We’ve provided a few resources to get you started at www. tohear.ca, and we’d be happy to chat more about it if and when you’re ready. Simply call 250-9143200 or stop in at 780D 13th Avenue. No pressure. No judgment. Just honest answers. And don't forget... If you liked what you just read, or you found it beneficial in some way, please let us know. Pop into the clinic, give us a call or send a quick email to email@example.com. Jana and I love what we do, and we love sharing our knowledge with you in these pages. It would really make us happy to know you’re enjoying it too! Pop Quiz answer: Birds will cease chirping when danger is near; thus, when our prehistoric ancestors poked their heads out of their cave and heard birdsong, they knew there were no predators lurking nearby. Waves are relaxing for another reason: they lap the shore at approximately 12 cycles per minute, roughly the breathing frequency of a sleeping adult. Martin Jurek, Campbell River Hearing Clinic
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HOSPITAL UNIT CLERK PROGRAM BEGINS Take evening classes and learn hands-on skills in Campbell River this January When Susan Stephan applied to enter North Island College’s Hospital Unit Clerk program last year, she already had years of experience working in health care. Stephan worked as a health care assistant, helping patients in care homes with daily activities. While she found the career and patients rewarding, Susan wanted to diversify her résumé and qualify for additional positions in health care. “Taking care of patients is fulfilling
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Classes take place Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings to allow students to keep working while they attend class or care for families. Additional self-directed study is required. Students learn to transcribe physician’s orders while learning the medical terminology and management techniques to communicate effectively. Then, in September, students take their skills into hospitals and health centres, where they apply their knowledge, get practical experience, and make contacts with local employers. “Students graduate ready to work in a fast-paced health care setting,” said instructor Barb McPherson. “If you’re passionate about what you do, well organized, and a good communicator, you’ll do well in this field.” Find out more: www.nic.bc.ca/health
Hospital unit clerks are trained to manage the critical paperwork that goes with running a hospital unit or care home. It’s what I want to do next.” Susan Stephan, Hospital Unit Clerk program graduate
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Apply now for programs this January and April When Reah Horsley graduated from NIC’s Professional Cook 1 program last year, she joined a community of chefs on the North Island and started her path to a new career. “NIC’s instructors have developed a strong curriculum and are able to produce students with excellent knowledge,” said Locals Restaurant Chef Ronald St. Pierre, who is also the chair of the North Vancouver Island Chef’s Association. “I hire Professional Cook students every year.” Professional Cook 1 students learn the skills to prepare soups, cook meat, vegetables, and more in NIC’s fully equipped kitchens. Students can also keep learning by taking NIC’s upcoming Professional Cook 2 & 3 classes at the Campbell River campus. Find out more: www.nic.bc.ca/trades
TEACHING: MAKING AN INFORMED DECISION (EDU-102) Interested in becoming a teacher? Learn the skills necessary to positively interact in one-on-one and group settings. Develop the competencies to work effectively with children, youth, and adults. INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY II (GEO-112) Explore urban and economic geography, while you examine the concepts used to analyze the patterns recognized in the distribution and structures of economic activities and urban settlements. INTRODUCTORY PHILOSOPHY: KNOWLEDGE & REALITY (PHI-100) Study modern understandings of knowledge and reality, as you question the existence of God, debate ideas of personal identity and mortality; computers and consciousness; freewill and determinism; and the justification of scientific beliefs. HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH, MATH, AND SCIENCE Upgrade your high school English, math, and science tuition free for entry into business, university studies, trades, and health careers next fall. You pay only for books and supplies. Choose from flexible, independent study with instructor support or classroom learning. More courses available at www.nic.bc.ca/programs
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Third Course Wine Festival 2013 Sample over 200 BC and international wines from more than 20 wineries and taste studentmade hor d’oevres at a semi-formal event. Tickets available at NIC bookstores, Merecroft Village Liquor Store, the Royal Coachman, and Gourmet Essentials. Campbell River campus, 7 pm, $50.
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Maria? Come and see for yourself, as Shoreline Musical Theatre Society presents The Sound of Music at the Tidemark Theatre. The production opens Thursday, Nov. 28, and is suitable for all ages. The Sound of Music is based on the true story of the von Trapp family singers. In the musical, Maria has been asked to leave the abbey where she is training to become a nun, and be governess for the seven children of widowed naval commander Georg von Trapp. Eventually, Maria and Georg fall in love and marry. The musical takes place just before World War II and explores the rising tensions between the Austrians and Germans. The music and lyrics were written by the wellknown team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The stage version opened on Broadway in 1959 and won a Tony award for best musical. It was adapted into a movie in 1965, starring Julie Andrews and Christo-
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pher Plummer. The film version won five academy awards, including best picture. The music is very familiar, including such well known songs as Do Re Mi and Edelweiss. Heather Gordon Murphy, Ruth Nichol and Kristy Miller form the creative force which is guiding this production, and they are enjoying their collaboration. Gordon Murphy is working as artistic director, co-director and choreographer. She feels the heart of the play is beauty and love, and explains how the play starts out with a household that is stiff and strict, set in a beautiful place with beautiful surroundings, and slowly evolves into a household that is soft and beautiful, while the outside world, with its rising political tensions, becomes hard and ugly. One challenge she notes is the familiarity of the movie version. The stage version has some differences, and of course any stage production will have its own interpretations. Miller, who is the musical director, also finds love at the centre
hangings and sculptures. The show and sale takes place Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Campbell River Sportsplex, 1800 S. Alder St. This is the largest show of pottery on Vancouver Island and the admission is free.
of the play, particularly the process of discovering love. She has been enjoying the challenge of working with a wonderful cast that ranges from trained voices to voices in training to those who have never sung publicly. “I love seeing the music and characters come alive,” she said, “and seeing people do what they didn’t think they could do, and when it’s not just a song anymore, it’s a part of them and a part of the story.” Nichol is co-directing the play, which she finds, as a true story, infinitely profound. She feels it explores a number of themes: war and the threat to families; family values within a broken family (which provides a relevancy to today); poverty and affluence; the role of servants and how they are treated. She explained that there is no chorus in the traditional manner of
The nuns practice their singing during Shoreline Music Theatre Society’s rehearsals of their production of The Sound of Music which opens at theTidemark Theatre Nov. 28-
Broadway musicals, and that the singing provides some of the text. She is enjoying finding the “little nuggets of comedy. You must always find the comedy,” she said,
“even in a Shakespearean tragedy like Romeo and Juliet”. The Sound of Music runs from Thursday, Nov. 28 to Saturday, Nov. 30, including a
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Johnson met his competitors. Many of them had already studied at prestigious institutions such as the Juilliard school, one of them for six years. “It was a very warm atmosphere,” he says. “That was encouraging. It’s nice that I was able to meet and befriend lots of my future colleagues.” It was nothing like a reality TV show competition, he laughs. “Everyone here had competed enough that they were comfortable with the competition process,” he says. The competition spanned three days, and included several seminars. On the first day
of competition, all 12 pianists performed for the international jury. Six were supposed to be selected to continue on; however, the jurors were so impressed by the group’s skill that they allowed seven pianists to compete again on the second day. Round two was the most stressful, Johnson says, because the standard of playing was even higher than the first round. However, he played with confidence and was thrilled when he was selected as one of the three finalists. “My technique is to play as many different styles as possible,” he says, explaining how
he had a wide variety of shorter pieces in his repertoire instead of concentrating on a small number of longer pieces. During the final round, each of the competitors performed a concerto with the Orchestra of Northern New York, with maestro Kenneth Andrews at the baton, and Johnson was chosen as the second place winner. He says it was thrilling to make it to the final round, where all three competitors were so polished that dividing them into first, second and third was mostly a technical exercise. Johnson took home a $2,000 cash prize for his
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win, and also made some new friends. He still talks with some of the competitors and considers them his future colleagues in music. Johnson is currently preparing for conservatory auditions for the September 2014 year. The schools on his list have high standards, but so does he. He’s been playing piano since he was a child, studying for years with local teacher Shelley Roberts, and has several major competitions and performances already listed on his résumé. This summer, Johnson was chosen to perform as a soloist with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra for the Victoria Symphony Splash.He performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with the orchestra, on a barge for an audience of over 40,000 that filled the harbour and surrounding area. “I have played for crowds that I thought were big, but nothing compares to that,” he says. “It was quite an honour, because I was the first soloist that was not a Victorian — the first person from the North Island — and it was great to represent Campbell River on the barge.” He is spending the winter season practicing and preparing, and looking for more competitions to keep his talent sharp. He’s not sure yet where he will end up, but one thing is certain: Johnson’s talent and drive has put Campbell River on the musical map.
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MASSAGE by Nicole. Evening incalls Comox Wed thru Sun. Book ahead! 250-248-8484 SEEKING A young mother of 4; your parents visited this Sept. from Jonkoping. I would like to keep up my Swedish. Call Helena (250)723-5169.
LOST AND FOUND FOUND: CAT Large, orange, neutered male. Ear tattoo. 2nd Ave/McPhedran area in CR. Dog friendly. 250-203-0809. LOST:PINK SCARF on Sat. Nov. 2 at the Quinnie. Reward offered to the person who finds it. 250-830-1776 LOST RING Gold/family. Possibly near CR Casino. Huge sentimental value. If found please call 250-286-6620.
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Must be familiar with water bourne paint systems. ICBC experience an asset. Wages dependant on experience. Please forward resume to: email@example.com for inquiries contact Cory @ 1-877-371-0765
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTORSHIP Weston Bakeries is looking for an independent distributor for the Campbell River and Port Hardy regions. Must be physically fit with prior business experience. Contact Cory for more details, 1-250-580-0135 Asking price $99,500.
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Dearest Gusto Itâ€™s been 10 years, since our good Lordâ€™s taken, Our â€œGusto Angelâ€? that he has awaken. Your smile, your laugh, we have not forgot, And were fine, and were healing, our little soft spot. We still hug, and we hold, the memories of you, Itâ€™s because of all this that helps us get through. Somedays dayswill willgo goby, by,and andweâ€™ll weâ€™lllook lookat atold oldpicks, pics, Some with the stories a flying, as we get a quick fix. We miss yah Gusto, and the Canucks, still no cup! Can you put in a good word, to give them some luck? So bye for now, say â€œHiâ€? to the Clans, Cause after all, you are in great hands. We Love You Gusto P.S. Go Cunucks!
Growing Logging Company looking for experienced logging operators, for Fernie B.C./Elk Valley area. Must be reliable and hardworking. Wages based on experience. Please email resume, with references and up-to-date contact information to email@example.com. Positions available immediately.
NANAIMO COMPANY looking to hire JOURNEYMEN and QUALIFIED APPRENTICES to work in mid island area. Experience in commercial work an asset. Driverâ€™s license required. Please fax resumes to (250)756-2660 or email to nanaimoplumbingandheating @gmail.com
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of GORDON ALAN HAMBLY also known as GORDON HAMBLY, deceased, who died on August 2, 2013, in San Miguel, Chile, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor, c/o Shook Wickham Bishop & Field, Barristers and Solicitors, 906 Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, V9W 2C3, before the 16th day of December, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which it has notice. Nieves del Pilar Rojas Gonzalez, Executor, c/o Shook Wickham Bishop & Field, Barristers and Solicitors, 906 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C3.
Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land
Take notice that Pacific Coast Tidal Energy Ltd., Campbell River, B.C. has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Region for a Investigative License â€“ Tidal Energy situated on Provincial Crown land located at the vicinity of Discovery Passage. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File #1412938. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at 142 - 2080 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6J9, or emailed to: AuthorizingAgency.Nanaimo@gov.bc.ca. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until December 12, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: http://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ ApplicationPosting/index.jsp for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operationâ€™s office in Nanaimo.
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LABOURERS SEASONAL FARM WORKERS ARE NEEDED at Shelter Point Berries to start February, 2014. 40 - 60 hrs/wk $10.25/hr. Work includes planting, pruning, weeding, and harvesting fruit. Work is outdoors in all weather conditions & physically demanding. Fax resumes to: (250)752-7566.
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FORESTRY TECHNICIANS, Layout Engineers and Timber Cruisers from $4000$7000/month plus bonus. Live Crown Forestry Ltd. is an established and growing forestry resource management consulting firm in Prince George providing multiphase timber development services since 1995. Send Cover Letter and Resume to Brian Telford: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRASER SHINGLING & EXTERIORS LTD. Wanted Aluminum and Vinyl siding installers. Full Crews with own equipment only. Contact Giselle at 780 962 1320, or at email@example.com
JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.
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LEVEL 1 First Aid, WCB accredited. Tuesday, Nov., 12th and Wed., Nov. 13th eves classes from 5-9pm. Contact (250)218-4568.
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NOW HIRING Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:
HD Mechanic (North Island) Sawmill Supervisor (GY Shift) (Chemainus) Grapple Yarder Hooktender (Port Alice) Certified Hand Faller (Woss) Detailed job postings can be viewed at
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AKVA group is a technology partner and supplier of advanced equipment and services to the aquaculture industry worldwide. The North American division of AKVA group with its Canadian office located in Campbell River, British Columbia is seeking to fill the full-time position of:
HUSBANDRY TECHNICIANS We are currently seeking highly motivated and hard working team members to join Mainstream Canada. Our company is the Canadian division of the international aquaculture company Cermaq. We are a growth oriented company, focused on being one of the major global salmon farming companies. We strive for quality of our product, safe working environments and sustainable aquaculture.
The successful applicant will be responsible for a wide variety of duties related to the onsite installation, maintenance and repair of aquaculture technology products. The ideal candidate will possess the following: • Hands on team player • Mechanical aptitude and skills required to assess and complete repairs on automated and manual technical equipment • Ability to perform work required to troubleshoot, repair, maintain and calibrate instrumentation, electrical and electronic equipment; Knowledge of basic electrical and electronic and wireless communications equipment would be an asset • Proficient in standard software including Microsoft Excel, Word, etc. and aptitude to learn and work with various software products • Be committed and self-motivated, with very good organizational skills This position is ideally suited to someone with experience working on and repairing automated industrial machinery. Aquaculture industry experience would be considered an asset. The company offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit and retirement package. Interested applicants are requested to send their resume and cover letter in confidence by November 22, 2013 to:
As a Husbandry Technician you will be responsible for general farm operations including feeding and care of fish stocks. Duties would include operation and basic maintenance of auto feeders, boats and equipment in the marine environment.
AKVA group North America 1495 Baikie Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 0C2 Fax: (250) 286-8805 or e-mail: email@example.com
Familiarity of the concepts of fish growth and stock management would be an asset. The ability to understand and adhere to our Standard Operating Procedures is essential.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those short listed will be contacted.
We offer camp-based positions operating 8 days on and 6 day off.
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Prerequisites to hiring are a fitness test and criminal record check. We offer competitive wages, a corporate bonus program, company paid benefits package, and a matching retirement fund plan. If you have the skills we are looking for, and you would like to become part of our team, please forward a resume, in person, by fax or e-mail to: Mainstream Canada Suite 203-916 Island Highway Campbell River, BC V9W 2C2 Fax: 250-725-1250 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please state “Husbandry Technician” in subject line DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 8, 2013
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PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR Walcan Seafood Ltd. is a privately owned, family oriented business located on Quadra Island overlooking Discovery Passage. We are a seafood processing facility that produces a variety of custom products for international markets; and starting our 40th year of business. Our payroll is more than 100 people with seasonal peaks of 175. We now have an opening within our accounting department for a dynamic and energetic payroll professional. Walcan Seafood Ltd. is looking for a FULL-TIME PAYROLL AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR to join our accounting team. Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the payroll and related duties including but not limited to: • Import daily time and attendance from time keeping system • Process bi-weekly payroll on time and accurately • Process payments for ﬁshers • Respond to employee/ﬁsher inquiries in a timely and professional manner • Administer employee beneﬁts and liaise with beneﬁt providers • Maintain current knowledge of payroll laws and regulations • Set-up and maintain employee payroll ﬁles • Prepare T4s for ﬁshers and ROEs for all employees • Reconcile payroll accounts • Prepare job costing analysis for management • Assist in year-end processing and reconciliations • Assist in streamlining processes • First point of contact for employees, ﬁshers, and customers • Answer telephone • Other administrative and ofﬁce duties as required Qualiﬁcations: The candidate must be approachable, and able to work independently and as part of a team. Other requirements include: • Minimum 3 years of payroll processing experience • Canadian Payroll Association certiﬁcation or willing to obtain • Knowledge of payroll laws and regulations • Financial and mathematical aptitude • Proﬁcient in Microsoft Ofﬁce (Excel/Access/Word) and ability to learn new software quickly • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely and organized manner with a focus on accuracy • Possess a great attitude and ability to deal with people in a sensitive, tactful and professional manner • Ability to maintain a high degree of conﬁdentiality • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Experience processing Fisher payroll would be considered an asset Walcan Seafood Ltd. offers a competitive salary and beneﬁts package based on qualiﬁcations and experience. If you are interested in this career opportunity, submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com, attention: Robert Eastland, by December 1, 2013. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview – no phone calls please.
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We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
LICENSED HAIRDRESSER required for local family oriented salon. Apply in person with resume to Hair Squared in Discovery Harbour Mall.
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PERSONAL SERVICES ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS TAROT READINGS-â€?A Wider Perspectiveâ€?.250-287-0765
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Freelancer wanted The Campbell River Mirror has an exciting opportunity for someone who loves hockey. We have an opening for a junior hockey columnist who is not only an engaging and knowledgeable sportswriter but also a savvy social media user. The columnist will be expected to attend and report on Campbell River Storm hockey games as well as tweet live game details and provide Facebook updates. Keeping on top of Storm and Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League happenings is required and used to inform the content of the column. Black Press community news media is an independent and international media group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications, 14 press facilities and over 160 websites in BC, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio. Candidates interested in this freelance position should send a covering letter, resume and writing samples to: Alistair Taylor, Editor, Campbell River Mirror, 104 - 250 Dogwood Street, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 2X9 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, e-mail only to email@example.com
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PAINTING EVELYN M. Interior Painting: Interior prep to completion. I always use low odour paint. Colour consulting available, free estimates. No muss,no fuss! 250-204-4417.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS GROCERY STORE AUCTION November 16 @11am, Burnaby Hobart meat equipment & dishwashers, True coolers & freezers. View @www.KwikAuctions.com
FUEL/FIREWOOD #250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. in 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean. Well seasoned.
FURNITURE ANTIQUE FURNITURE SALE - Many pieces. 916 Heritage Meadow Drive, Campbell River, Nov. 14, 15, 16 from 2pm to 5pm. Phone 250-286-3602 for details. SINGLE TWIN bed, new, complete with mattress & bedding $200. obo. Sofa & matching armchair, brown tones, good cond. $250. obo. Call 250339-6503, Comox.
HOSPITAL BED. Elec. Rotec. Multi-Positional. W/ 6â€? Invicare(waterproof covered) mattress. 4 dual pos. side rails. Head/ft boards. Only used 38 days. $1900 Firm. 250-2873930
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2007 20â€™ Cargo Trailer 7,000lb GVW, blown insulation, moose/boat hangers, shelves + outboard rack, 8X20 inside. $6000 OBO. 250-650-0395 2 LEATHER armchairs with ottomans, 1 leather loveseat, 2 Greek style end tables w/ glass, 1 Greek style coffee table w/glass. All for $2,200. 250-338-2704. ASSORTED ROOKIE baseball cards. Dual cassette tape recorder and player (component - needs amplifier). Assorted VCR movies, assorted cassette tapes. Call for details (250)339-4038 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org ELEGANT MAHOGANY china cabinet Excellent condition $300. Beautiful custom made lined drapes with pelmets & swags - $200. 250-339-9124 ESTATE SALE of Construction quality brand name materials & tools. Call (250)3394970. HEINTZMAN PIANO - Upright for sale. Great condition. $1700. Please call to view this lovely piano. 250-338-6757
Turnkey Ocnfrt. 1 Bd. Avail. immed. N/S,N/P. $1,100-1,250 /mnth. Randy 250-830-4222
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FULL DUPLEX-Oceanview, 2 bdrm, 1 bthm each side, extensively renovated, new just about everything, including metal roof. $320,000. 250850-0998
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 BDRM Townhouse, corner unit, 772 Robron Rd, Campbell River. 1300 sq ft. Remote control garage. Patio. Mountain view. Close to shopping and recreation. $189,000. Please call (778)475-0902.
A lovely 1650 sq ft rancher on .46 acre corner lot in a quiet, friendly rural neighborhood, close to storries beach&oyster rv. nicely landscaped,fenced backyard,garden,dogpen,new flooring,countertops,updated fixtures,bright D/R 3 bdrms,1.5 bth+ fam rm,mud rm,attached 19x11 shop, forced air natural gas heat. $287,000. 250-9233150
2 BDRM, 2BTHM ocean & mountain view. W/I walking distance to downtown, F/S, W/D/DW/Garburator. Ensuite has jetted tub/shower. Quiet secure building, parking. Recent updates. N/P, NS. $1000.250-926-0077 CAMPBELL RIVER- 2 bdrm Santa Barbara Apts. Near Merecroft Shopping Centre Quiet, clean, secure bldg. On site laundry, prking. $650./mo. NS/NP. Avail Dec. 1st. Call (250)923-4594.
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PARK MODEL- Yuma, Arizon RV park. $17,000. Fully furnished, many extras. Call (250)923-5848 or 1-928-2571456.
SUNNY COOMBS field/treed acreage. Room for revenue development. Comfortable 2 floors of 1400 sq ft. Wood, hot water heat $745,000. Phone/Fax 250-248-4495.
WANTED- Are you using Vital 3 used for joint pain. 250-9260438
1 & 2 BDRM Available Now. Orchard Park Apts. Secure building. Oversized suites. Large, quiet, private yard. New carpet. Indoor cat welcome. On-site laundry. References required. 250-202-2187. www.meicorproperty.com
SQUIRE BASS guitar includes stand and bag and a bass PV amp, 112 series. Excellent condition, $275. Call (250)9411401.
C.R. near Bill Howich dealership: Bachelor cottage, full bath, F/S, W/D, furnâ€™d $600. NS/NP. 250-287-7808.
STEVENSON PLACE, Comox- 1 bdrm unit, supportive living, 24hr responder on site, close to shopping, doctorâ€™s, golf course. For more information, please phone, (250)339-0358 or email: email@example.com
TOWNHOUSE FOR Sale. #2-2697 Mine Road, Port McNeill. Quiet strata complex, convenient to schools and hospital. 3-bdrm, 1.5 bath home, approx. 1250 sq.ft. Open plan main floor. Kitchen with built-in dishwasher, fridge, stove. Upper level has master bedroom with walk-in closet, storage room, laundry alcove with full-sized washer/dryer. Electric baseboard heat. Single attached garage with remote controlled door opener. Tidy, fenced back yard with patio, greenhouse and tool shed. $149,000. Quick occupancy. Phone 250-956-9875 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment to view.
WATERFRONT FURNISHED 1 bdrm condo. NS/NP. All amenities. Avail mid Nov-mid March. $1200. 250-286-4785.
CUSTOM 5 Bedroom + Den, 3 bath, 2900 Sq Ft. with many extras! Amazing location with private, serene backyard & mountain views. $498,000. 2069 Varsity Drive. (250)926-0030. View photos on UsedCampbellRiver.com
SHOT SHELL RE-LOADER 12 Gauge. Size-O-Matic. (1-stroke, 1-shell). 20K primers + powder. $595. 250-2863308. WEDDING ORNAMENTS for Sale: 22 Garnier Vases, 16â€? feather balls, white, 22 sm reflective table mirrors, 66 tea lights, $1000. 9 Bride maids dresses starting at $80. Call (250)287-0081.
CUMBERLAND CHARACTER 4 bdrm/2 ba, 3 stories, over 2000 sq.ft. High ceilings, fir floors, stunning views. Great rental or renovate to meet your dreams. 2779 Maryport Ave. $239,000. (250) 702-7219.
BA, 1 & 2 BR spacious suites. Heat, hot water and parking included. On bus route, close to schools. $550 - $750. Move in incentives offered. Call 250-204-3342.
CAMPBELL RIVER. Quiet 2Bdrm near town (881 Greenwood St). No dogs. $655./mo. Dec. 1st. Call (250)923-3635. CAMPBELL RIVER- very nice studio apt, ocean front, fully furnished and equipped, utils incld. NP/NS. Refs reqâ€™d. (250)923-0860. LARGE, BRIGHT 1 & 2 bdrms, Rotary Beach, excellent location. Very reasonable rents. Views. 250-286 1175. SPACIOUS OCEAN VIEW Condo, 2 bdrms+ den, solarium, FP, appls. Over 1650 sq ft. Avail. immediately. 250914-0936 or 250-202-5803
DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 2 BDRM near all amen. $725 Cedar at 4th Avail now. email@example.com CAMPBELL RIVER: 2bdrm apt in centrally located 4-plex. Freshly painted. No Pets. N/S. Refs $700+util. 250-830-4686. VIEW. 4BDRM, 3bth, rec room, patio, large fenced yrd. Very clean. No pets. Refâ€™s required. $1100. 250-286-6672
HOMES FOR RENT 2 BDRM,1 bthrm,5 appl,large fenced yard,pets neg. $900. 250-286-0281 3 BDRM DUPLEX- Ocean views, garage, large yard, newly renoâ€™d, close to dwntwn and parks. Available Now. $1000/mth. 250-287-0494 or message 250-286-3790 NEW- WILLOW PT- Fenced 3 bdrm rancher, $1250. Near ocean. NS/NP. (604)727-3141 WILLOW POINT: 2 bdrm, 2 full bath. Upper suite. 5 appl. Dble garage. Fully fenced. Soaker tub, gas fireplace. RV parking. $975. Avail. Now. Call 250-287-6992.
RV PADS YEAR round RV Site near Oyster River Trail & Salmon Point. Available immediately. $375/mth water, sewer, garbage incl, Metered Elec, laundry. Cable & phone avail, Not suitable for all units. References required. Resort amenities not incl. Contact Monica 250923-6605
SHARED ACCOMMODATION NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bathroom, cable, FREE WiFi, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, no partiers. $550/mo. Avail. immediately. 250-756-9746
ST. ANDREWS Village. 1 & 2 Bedroom apartments, updated recently,close to schools & buses, Non smoking,pets negotiable, near hospital. (250) 287-3556
1-BDRM FULLY Furnished suite. N/S, N/P. $1200. inclds internet, satellite TV, heat. Call (778)418-2199. 2-BDRM. NEAR school & hospital. W/D. $850. inclds hydro. Dec. 1st. Call (250)286-0959.
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MARES DIVE gear and 2 tanks (aluminum 80). Call (250)339-5667.
REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. $339,900 (250)753-9123
#26-1120 Evergreen Road. 3 bdrms /2 bthrms. Dead end street. Backs onto forest land. 1312 sq ft. $234,900. 250-2869816
DUPLEX/4-PLEX FULL DUPLEX- Oceanview, 2 bdrm, 1 bath each side, extensively renovated, new just about everything, including metal roof. $320,000. 250850-0998.
2896 APPLE DR. Located in the heart of Willow Point, this 1478 sqft rancher offers 4bdrms, 2bths, newer kitchen, roof & flooring. Private fncd yard, RV parking. $259,000. http://sites.google.com/site/ 2896appledrive Kim: 250-923-6503.
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Tyees remain undefeated Fresh off a 5-4 win against Oceanside and a 5-1 win versus Port Alberni the weekend prior, the undefeated Campbell River Booster Juice Bantam A Tyees came into their game last weekend against the Nanaimo Clippers with an extra kick in their stride. C ar s on B or g f j ord started this game in net for the Tyees and affiliate Drew Price remains on the blue line while Bryce Turko rehabilitates his knee. The team had a strong start and generated several quality chances right from the opening faceoff. The Tyees lit the red light first as Lukas Lund worked the puck to Braydon Kratzmann for a shot on net. Owen Boyd was
Johnny-on-the-spot for the rebound, cleaning it up and putting the puck across the goal-line. Damian Rennie returned to the line-up and was very effective at both ends of the ice. He fired a hard shot on goal that the Clipper goalie couldn’t control. The rebound was scooped up by Jaxon Ward as he put it top shelf; 2-0 for the Tyees. With less than twenty seconds remaining in the first period, Rennie wired another one on net. This rebound was laying in the crease and Matthew Leard buried it to extend the Tyees’ lead to 3-0 at the end of the first period. Nanaimo started to let their frustration get the better of them as they
took a few penalties. While on the powerplay, Will McLean fed the puck back to Liam Rivett at the point. Rivett put a hard, accurate shot on goal that Jacob Hartley deflected for a power-play marker; 4-0 Tyees. Rennie went in on a breakaway but the Clipper goalie smothered the puck as Ward hovered for a loose puck. Nanaimo was called for a doubleminor at the ice-cleaning. When play resumed in the second period, Rennie put the biscuit in the basket for another power-play marker; 5-0 Tyees. Nanaimo was able to convert a power-play of their own just before the end of the second period to make the score 5-1. With less than eight
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Heads up Corson Arbour of Campbell River United U13 rep team jumps up for the ball during a match Sunday against Powell River at Cedar school field. Campbell River defeated Powell River by a score of 8-1 and the game allowed for several Campbell River players to notch their first goals of the season.
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Scramble The Tyees’ Bryce Idiens (centre) fights for the puck against two Juan de Fuca Grizzlies who were in town Sunday morning. The Tyees won the game 8-0.
Rage drop two games The U12 PeeWee Rage Lacrosse played two fast paced games on Sunday against Victoria’s Tier 1 Pac Rim team. Although defeated in both games, Rage had goals by Noah Araki (2) and Blake Doherty. The Rage travels to Richmond for a tournament this weekend from Friday-Monday.
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Aniela Plonka: Personal Experience during the second world war Story by Senior Connector I remember the last day of August 1939 when I said goodbye to my mother. She had tears in her eyes and asked when she would see me again. I said, “Mom, I’m going to Przemysl, only a few kilometers from home.” I was going to Przemysl to stay with my auntie who was expecting twins, and her husband was away in the army. Living with my aunt was closer to my school than travelling every day by train (I was a high school student). Since that goodbye, 32 years passed before I saw my mother again. On Aug. 28, 1939, the ten years treaty on non-aggression was signed in Moscow by German Joahim von Ribbentrop and Russian Vyacheslaw Molotow. On Sept. 1, the German army attacked Poland, bombarding cities, towns and villages, killing not
only soldiers but shooting civilians running starved, longing for a piece of bread. There in panic, women, children and whoever was was no place to wash either. After about in sight. Injured and dead people lay every- two weeks, they loaded us in the canwhere. It was a horrible thing to see and vas-covered trucks and took us to the rail live through. On Sept. station. I wanted to let 17, the Russian army my mother know what “Looking through the hole, had happened to me, invaded the eastern I saw someone pick up the so I wrote a note, tore a area of Poland. Then the note and run fast. Germans and Russians strip from my dress and divided Poland in half. tied it to the note. When He let my mother know The river San, which the truck was moving, I what happened to me.” flows through the middle cut a hole in the canvas of Prezemysl, was made with a razor and threw the German-Russian border. My mother’s out my note. Looking through the hole, I saw house was on the Russian side of the San. someone pick up the note and run fast. He My auntie’s house was on the German side. let my mother know what happened to me. I worried very much for my mother and my At the rail station, they loaded us in the family. I hadn’t heard from them since I left freight wagons, which were empty except to go to school. for some straw on the floor and a can I tried to get home but the Russians didn’t let people through their border. They dynamited the bridge so it was impossible to get to the other side. I decided to wait until the river froze. I hoped the Russians were human too and would let me go home. In the early morning of Jan. 19, 1940, I crossed the frozen river and two Russian soldiers grabbed me. They took me to their headquarters for questioning and kept me there all day. I pleaded with them to release me and let me go home to my mother. When night fell, they took me in a covered truck to prison. The prison cell was full of people, older ladies, school kids and young children. There was no room to sit down. When night came, we had to take turns to lie down on the floor. Once a day, we were given soup. We were
standing in the corner. We travelled like that for two days and nights. Our first stop was Nikolayew, Russia. They brought us to the prison door and gave us some water. I remember I drank at least three quarts of water at once. I was kept in Nikolayew prison for six months. Many times, and always after midnight, they called me for questioning. Again they put us in covered trucks, in separate partitions, and drove us far away to another prison.
before calling me for questioning. By then, I’d be totally exhausted; I just didn’t care anymore. Then the Russian commander insisted I admit I was an enemy of Soviet Russia. He would yell at me to scare me. “Why don’t you cry?” he yelled! “For Pilsudski you would cry, but you will not cry for me!” “Yes, for Pilsudski I would cry,” I answered. “But I will not cry to please you.” (Joseph Pilsudski was a Polish patriot and leader during the First World War.) The next prison they sent me to was in Kharkow, and I will never forget it as long as I live. They put me in a large cell with Russian women who were hardened criminals. They were in prison for murder, assault, theft and many other crimes. They swore and fought between themselves terribly. I was so scared. I thought I’d died and was in hell. Every night, two Russian guards came to the cell to count us. I kept asking them, “Please put me in with Polish women.” They asked, “Why?” “Because I can’t speak Russian,” I told them. “You have to learn,” they answered. “Learn from these women.”
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Every night they asked us what we did before we came The Germans didn’t keep their promise of non-agto prison. The Russian women answered that they were gression. In June 1941, the German army attacked thieves, stealing large items or picking pockets. One night, Russia and the two “partners in crime” were now at when they asked me again what I did before coming to war. Polish general, Wladyslaw Sikorski, tried to save prison, just to make fun of them, I said the Polish people from Russian I was a pickpocket. The guards looked prisons. The terms of agreement “Sometimes they kept me surprised and smiled. The next day they standing there for three to were signed in London on July put me in a cell with Polish women. 30, 1941, by the Sikorski and four hours before calling me the USSR. On Dec. 4, 1941, the For another six months I was in Kharkow for questioning. By then, I’d Declaration of Mutual Assistance prison. Then, one day they called me be totally exhausted; I just and Collaboration was signed in to the commander’s office and read my Moscow by Sikorski and Joseph didn’t care anymore.” sentence. Stalin. Stalin agreed to release They said, because I was an enemy the Polish people from Russian of Soviet Russia, they sentenced me to five years of hard prisons. The Polish army was organized in the labour in a camp for women. Soviet Union by General Wladyslaw Anders. This The place was called Akmolinsk. It was the winter of 1941. was possible because there were more than one We came to Akmolinsk by train, a prison train with bars on million Polish prisoners of war and many thousands the windows and guards with guns. They gave us very salty of civilian families deported from Poland to Russia. fish to eat but no water to drink. They tried to find some In May 1942, I was released from the Russian priswater but there was no place to get it. As far as we could on. I was released along with two Polish ladies. see, there was nothing but snow and more snow. Together, we decided to go to the southern part of Finally, they brought some snow for us to eat. We travelled part of Russia by train. Some female Russian prisoners asked us to find their families and give them like that for a week. messages that they were alive and healthy. When The camp was north of Akmolinsk, Siberia. There were no we got to the addresses we were given, their famrailroads, so we had to walk through the deep snow for ilies were so afraid they wouldn’t acknowledge they about ten hours to get there. Some people were so tired had relatives who were prisoners. They said, “No. they fell in the snow. The soldiers pushed them with the We don’t know anyone who is in prison.” When we butts of their rifles and swore and called us names. In this asked them if we could sleep in their yards, they transport were more than 300 Polish women. The camp was wouldn’t let us. full of Russian prisoners, wives and daughters of Tzar officers; their husbands and fathers were shot when the com- It was very difficult to get a seat on a train. There munists took over the Russian government and the women were a lot of people trying to get from place to place. The trains were full of Russian army personnel and children were sent off to prison for life. so civilians had a very slim chance to get on. The I was put to work digging frozen ground because they rail stations were full of Russian refugees running planned to build a railroad. The work was hard and the away from the front. Their homes were destroyed by Czeslaw (Chester) Plonka. Submitted photo hours long. We worked 14 to 16 hours every day. The tem- bombs and fire so they had to move on. Many nights perature was 45 degrees below zero, and still we worked we slept on the street waiting to get on a train. toes. After a few weeks, we tried to get to Alma-Ata. Some outside. To keep warm, we had to work fast; when you stand Russian men in the village were going to Alma-Ata, and up to rest for half a minute, your sweat would freeze on your After a long wait at the Akmolinsk rail station, my two said they had room for one of us, if we paid them. We had back. My feet were frozen so terribly that, for many years friends and I managed to get on the train, but we didn’t 50 rubles between us, so my friends decided I would take after, my feet were swollen and it was difficult for me to find have any money for tickets so the lady conductor threw us our belongings and the ride while they out. We held on the step rails while the soft shoes that wouldn’t hurt. would walk. train was moving. On the next car, some Every prisoner had to dig a “norm,” so many metres long Russian men were also hanging on the “I got sick with a severe case On the way to Alma-Ata, the men and so many wide. If somebody managed to dig the norm step rails. I had a little bag hanging on a stopped by some bars for drinks while I he or she received more bread the next day. I could never string on my arm. A man from the next of dysentery, and I thought I waited in the wagon. When they came wouldn’t survive.” make the norm. I was too weak so I received only small car tried to steal it. He pulled and jerked back, they yelled at me to give them portions of bread. Also, once a day we got soup, which was the bag but the string wouldn’t break, more money, but I didn’t have any. So made of some grain and fish heads. and I couldn’t release my grip on the rail to let go of the bag they started hitting me and tearing off my clothes. I was very For one and a half years I worked in that camp doing hard for fear of falling off the train. It was going very fast and I scared and didn’t know what to do. Thankfully, there was a work outside, building railroads and digging canals for irrig- would have been killed if I fell. The string of the bag cut my little Kozak man travelling with the Russians. He asked them to leave me alone, but they were drunk and wouldn’t stop. ation or something. Many of my friends didn’t make it, they arm, and for many years, I had a big scar from it. died of starvation and diseases. My brother also died or was When the train stopped, we walked to a village in Kozakstan When the wagon continued down a hill, the Kozak pushed killed somewhere in Siberia. (a Russian occupied country), and asked for jobs, any jobs, me off the wagon and I fell and rolled down the hill. Then he threw my bags down. He saved my life. I lost all hope of survival. But something happened to restore because we were very hungry. The Kozak people let us work on their farms and paid us with some flour and potaContinued on page 6 hope for the suffering Polish people in Russian prisons.
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Inventory of wars in contemporary history
Remembrance Day is an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices that today’s soldiers make and on the sacrifices of all those who preceded them.
The deadliest war: The Great War of 1914-1918 is the greatest drama known to Europe in terms of the number of deaths. The totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century and the Second World War are the direct consequences of this war. But it was the Second World War that was the deadliest, with more than 55 million deaths, of which 30 million were civilian.
The most remembered war: This is the Second World War because of the atom bombs dropped on Japan and because it left its mark on three generations. Fortunately, those who remember it also remember the slogan “No more war!” The bloodiest battle in Canadian history: The Battle of the Somme took place from July 1 to the end of November, 1916. On the first day of this battle, the 1st Newfoundland Regiment was virtually annihilated in the village of Beaumont. Machine guns, barbed wire, trenches, and massive artillery shelling resulted in ferocious fighting marked by heavy losses. Some 24,713 Canadians and Newfoundlanders died in the battle. The largest naval battle: The greatest naval concentration of contemporary history was deployed in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean area on September 21, 2007. This unprecedented demonstration of power by the United States against Iran included three aircraft carriers supported by about 40 escort vessels and nearly 100 aircraft.
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Aniela Plonka: Personal Experience during the second world war Jangi-Jul. In August 1942, I enlisted in General Anders’ army on Soviet Union territory in Jangi-Jul. The army’s camp was full of Polish men and women just released from Russian prisons who had joined the army. There were also some Polish Catholic priests who’d joined the army.
army officer. He was also a former Russian prisoner of war.
In October 1942, I was transported with the Polish army to the Middle East. We travelled from Port Krasnowock through the Caspian Sea and arrived in Port Pahlevi in Iran.
we got there – nothing. The view had moved a little farther away. We travelled through a corner of Syria then through Jordan. Our transport stopped by the Jordan River and we went in the water for a splash.
He left for England to join the Royal Air Force (RAF) a few days after we met. I didn’t see him for a year but we kept in touch by writing letters. From England, the RAF sent him to Canada for navigation trainFor nearly three years, we had no chance ing for nine months. When he returned to to attend church or hear the Holy Mass. England he was stationed at Newcastle and The following Sunday, flew a two-person plane we gathered in an open called a Mosquito (they “In Iraq, I met the man field to hear the Holy were also called Night who became my husband; Mass for the first time Fighters). His duty was since our release from he was a Polish army officer. to spot German bombers Russian prisons. There flying towards England He was also a former were thousands of men and shoot them down. Russian prisoner of war.” and women, young and In July 1943, I was old. It was very emotransferred along with the 7th Division to tional; the tears were flowing as we prayed Palestine. While travelling to Palestine, we and sang, “Boze Cos Polske” (God save our saw a beautiful mirage. It looked like a big Poland). city and water lying ahead of us, but when
Iran was a nice place. I met many nice people there. For eight months, I worked in a Teheran hospital as a volunteer. I worked night shifts. Every night I started two hours earlier because I took nursing classes. It was a crash course, but it helped my work in the hospital. The hospital was a new building, not finished yet. There was no electricity, no telephones. We had to use lanterns. There was a shortage of doctors and nurses. Transports of Polish civilians came from Russia, filled with people with diseases like typhoid fever, tuberculosis and others. Most of the people died in that hospital.
Czeslaw (Chester) and Aniela Plonka’s wedding photo.
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I was in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t know ride and you are so late.” In Alma-Ata, we where I was or what to do. I sat on my bags worked in the cotton fields for a while. We and cried and prayed. After a long time, a lived in a small cottage built of clay and Kozak man came by and asked if he could straw. When we lay down at night, we could help. He was riding on a donkey and spoke see the stars shining through the holes in the only Kozak. But somehow we understood roof. There, I got sick with a severe case of each other. He let me borrow his donkey. I dysentery, and I thought I wouldn’t survive. put my bags on the donkey’s back and sat One morning, a Russian soldier came to our on it, then started off. The donkey walked door and said he was collecting all the Polish people he could find to steadily, until we came get them to one place “I was in the middle of to a creek. It sat down for a transport. The right in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t know place was near Tashkent. the creek, getting the where I was or what to do. He was sorry to see me flour in one of my bags I sat on my bags and cried so sick. He put us on all wet. I jumped off the a wagon and gave us and prayed.” donkey and started pullsome bread and boiled ing the rope, but the water to drink. donkey refused to move. She was just enjoying the cool water. I was so upset, I ran Gradually I got better. We called that solbehind the donkey and grabbed her tail dier an angel of mercy sent by God to and pulled it very hard. The donkey jumped help us. He was the first Russian I met who and started running fast. Finally, I got to the acted like a human being. From Alma-Ata, place I was supposed to meet my friends. we went to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, another They said, “We walked and we are waiting Russian-occupied country. The Polish army here for you for a long time. You had a was forming near Tashkent, in a town called
When I was transferred to Iraq, in the 7th Division, Polish army, I worked in the YMCA canteen. The 7th Division was stationed in Quizi-Ribat near Bagdad. Bagdad is a nice city. The Tigres River flows right through the middle of Bagdad, and palm trees grow there. Iraq has a very hot climate, no rain, not a cloud in the sky, only sun and sand. When the wind blew, the sand hung in the air like a cloud. In Iraq, we lived in tents. Big nets were tied around our beds to protect us from dangerous stings from scorpions, tarantulas and other poisonous creatures. Many Polish people got sick with malaria from mosquito and other insect bits. The Arabian people were used to their climate and their kind of living. The Polish army in Iraq didn’t have any entertainment. While working in the canteen, I was asked to sing for the soldiers. With another soldier, I was sent to many camps and divisions. We sang solos and duets. If we put on a play, I took part in it, too. In Iraq, I met the man who became my husband; he was a Polish
In Palestine, I continued working in the canteen. Our camp was located in Hajfa by the Mediterranean Sea. It was hot there so we would go to the sea to swim. We also took bus tours to Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. It was Continued on page 7
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just like Hawaii there. I went to Jerusalem four times. We visited the Holy Land and churches, and went to Bethlehem and Nazareth. I also took a tour to the Dead Sea. I enjoyed every minute of it. Because I wanted to do more than work in the canteen, I applied to join the air force and go to England. I was accepted. In December 1943, around Christmastime, our transport left for England. We travelled by train to Alexandrai, Egypt, and embarked on a big ship on the Mediterranean Sea. The ship had to go slowly and very carefully because there were mines in the water. We had to stop right by Gibraltar and wait there for a week until the navy fished out all the mines. The first week of January 1944, we arrived in Glasgow, Scotland. In February, I enlisted in the RAF with the WAAF. They sent me to the Halton station near London for a mechanics course. In eight months I finished the course, and was a flight mechanic E, working on engines on Lancaster bombers stationed at Sillloth (between England and Scotland). Living in England for four years, I visited many cities and made a lot of friends. It was there that I married and had my son George, who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since August 1929, when I last saw my mother, I didn’t know what had happened to my family. It was useless to write because the Russians and Germans fought on Polish territory. The Polish army fought for freedom on many fronts; in Poland, the Battle of Britain, in Italy and Monte Cassino, Narvik, Norway and other areas. But it didn’t bring freedom for Poland.
Epilogue The Conference at Yalta Crimea, USSR,
was held Feb. 4 to 11, 1945, by American President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Russian Marshal Joseph Stalin. They decided the future of Poland. Stalin demanded the eastern part of Poland – Lwow, Wilno, and many other towns like the one my mother lived in. Stalin also demanded to take Poland under his wing and set up a communist government there. Poland was not very important to Roosevelt or Churchill so they agreed. The Polish army had fought and died for nothing. Poland did not regain her freedom! The Polish army that had fought with the Allies wanted to have an independent government elected by the people – not one ruled by the Soviets. That’s why, on return to Poland, the Polish soldiers were treated as enemies of Soviet Russia. When the war was over, my husband’s mother wrote us and told us not to come back home. “Stay where you are. If you come back, you will be sent back to Siberia,” she wrote. She also told us my mother was alive and had been ordered by the Russians to leave her home and go onto the Polish side of the border because her house was in the newly acquired Russian territory. She also said in her letter that my brother was taken by the Russians, beaten and sent to a prison somewhere in Siberia. My two younger sisters were also taken to Germany for hard labour. When I heard the news I cried so much I thought my heart would break. We knew it was too dangerous to return to Poland. When my husband had been in Canada for navigation school, he knew how it was there, so we decided to come and live in Canada. Aneila Plonka was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Poland and passed away at the age of 89 on Jan. 21, 2009, in Fernie, B.C.
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At Home Defence: Our region engaged in World War II Haig-Brown was referring to the start of World War II, and although Canada did not declare war against Germany until one week after his letter was written, he assumed rightly that our country would be involved in the European conflict. He also predicted in his letter that Canadians would be called upon to increase productivity in resource industries. In our region, many men were employed in the resource industries of logging, fishing and mining. These were deemed ‘necessary’ industries, and workers were exempt from active service abroad.
formed in 1939. The fishermen’s intimate knowledge of coastal waters and inlets made them ideal as watchmen for Japanese boats, planes and submarines and several were also employed in running supplies to coastal defence outposts such as Yorke Island, and serving in examination vessels. Boats such as the Van Isle, the Westcoast, the Moolock, the Stanpoint, the Allaverdy, the San Tomas and the Santa Maria, familiar to this coast, formed part of this unique fleet.
Haig-Brown himself served overseas, but many other British Columbians became involved in serving at home; especially as awareness increased of the threat that was posed by advancing Japanese forces.
On land, the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers (PCMR) was formed in March of 1942 and made use of men who had knowledge of local terrain like trappers and loggers, and it involved older men and youth. By 1943, 15,000 men in BC were organized into 126 companies.
Local fishermen were encouraged to join the Fisherman’s Reserve, or what affectionately became known as the ‘Gumboot Navy’,
In the Campbell River region, PCMR Companies 25, 26, 27 and 28 were active. One company occupied Camp 8 and had a
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30 man unit. The members of this volunteer organization were issued hats, badges, dog tags and rifles. They had weekly training under their unit commander where they learned to read maps and participate in drill sessions and gunnery practice. The Comox Argus reported on September 17, 1942 that “the gallant band [is] taking to the woods against the Japs, who have invaded the Island. They are doing some fancy shooting with bren and sten guns and other assorted weapons.”
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One of these items were stockings and this lead to the fashion of painting legs. “These were the first seamless stockings,” Ramona explained.
Organizations such as the Women’s Institute organized fund raising activities, and promoted Victory gardens and support for the Red Cross service. All citizens had to be conscious of black out regulations and everyone was on the lookout for Japanese fire balloons, which were seen over the Island, but fortunately posed a harmless threat.
Local groups might not have seen any action, but there was a strong spirit of communal effort towards a common end and a readiness to defend the homeland. When we remember past conflicts this November 11, and honour the many soldiers who fought overseas, we should also give thanks to those who contributed to the war effort on our own shores.
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2 Grandfathers, 2 Wars Both of my grandfathers served in WWI for the duration of the world. It’s hard to imagine the physical and mental trauma that they suffered. My maternal grandfather, Fred Grimshaw (right, private with the 53rd Bn, Canadian infantry, survived the war after being severely injured at Lens, France (near Vimy). Fred Grimshaw was born in Urmston near Manchester, England. He and his brother immigrated to Canada in the early 1900s and worked as farm labourers in southern Manitoba. Fred met my grandmother, Ethel Oles while working on their Wakopa, Manitoba farm. Fred spent two of the four war years hospitalized for various injuries. He was wounded by a bullet that went through his right arm and suffered shrapnel injuries to his legs and arm. He also suffered from keratitis, conjunctivitis, diphtheria, tonsillitis and the flu. According to his military medical records, a gangrene infection was discovered when a bomb casing was removed from his leg after an explosion at Lens. He was lame for the duration of his short life. When Fred returned home, he married my grandmother Ethel Oles and they had two children, Joyce and Brian. Unfortunately, tragedy struck in 1935 when Fred died from a blood clot following surgery for gallstones. It’s ironic that Fred survived the war and then died after having an operation in Canada. After serving his country, no war pension was granted to his widow who was left to support two children. Fred Grimshaw sent a postcard to Canada on June 27, 1918. He was writing to his future mother-inlaw. “My Dear Mrs. Oles, Many thanks for the parcel you sent me. I sent the tea and sugar home to mother (living in Urmston, England) as they need it worse than I do. It’s getting very scarce over there. I am getting on pretty well. My eyes are giving me a lot of bother though so I am wearing dark glasses now. I will write a letter in a few days when my eyes feel a little better. Hopefully, you are all well. Best of Love, Fred.” Sadly, I never met my grandfather, Fred Grimshaw due to his early and tragic demise. After enlisting for WWII on June 23rd, 1941, in Vancouver, my father, Robert
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Beaton (left) was sent for training at Camp Vernon and then to Petawawa in Ontario. He began his military career in the first survey regiment as a recruit with artillery calibration. He was then transferred to the X troop, P battery, 2nd survey regiment. He served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He doesn’t talk much about the war but did relate a story upon his return home. “At the end of the war, after being hospitalized with trench foot, I joined up with the 108th battery, 2nd anti-tank survey regiment. We had to wait until the end of December before we could return home. In the meantime, the military had us soldering tins for London’s Huntley & Palmer’s biscuit factory, to keep us busy. Finally, we came back to Halifax and took the train right across Canada, letting troops off as we went along. The unit was supposed to stay together but as soon as the train started Robert Beaton (left) & Fred Grimshaw (right) Submitted photos going across Canada, people would get off, some at Montreal, some at Winnipeg university education at U.B.C. was paid for because and some at Calgary and so on. By the time we got into B.C., there of his military service. Soldiers received one month were just two of us left. I was being sent to Trail because I had of education for every month of service. This includbecome a member of the 108 battery that had been recruited in ed tuition, and room and board which was $60.00 Trail so therefore the 108th battery would be disbanded in Trail. Of per month at the time. Dad obtained his degree course, I had never seen Trail before. The only other guy left on the in Geological Engineering at the age of thirty. He train, had never seen Trail either. Just two of us! The whole town is now ninety-one and lives in Vancouver with his turned out to greet the 108th battery and just two of us stepped devoted wife of sixty years, Joyce. off the train. As soon as they saw there were only two, they didn’t I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my grandstay long. It’s the way the army works. Ridiculous. I had to spend fathers and father for giving up four years of their the weekend in Trail and I was glad to get out of there on Monday lives to serve their country. Their lives were ever morning to get the train that took us back to Vancouver where I had changed from war and we are forever indebted as enlisted. I got to Vancouver about Dec. 20 almost four years to the our generation has greatly benefited from their sacday that I had originally arrived in England.” Dad was discharged in rifices. – Laurel Lahay January of 1946. One positive outcome of the war, was that Dad’s
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Give pause on Remembrance Day Throughout history, millions of soldiers have marched into wars to protect the freedoms of their countries. Remembrance Day is a solemn time to commemorate those soldiers’ achievements and sacrifices and to pay respects to soldiers who died in battle.
In Canada, Remembrance Day is a statutory holiday in many provinces and territories. Official national ceremonies are held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Events begin with the tolling of the Carillon in the Peace Tower, during which members of the Canadian Forces participate and congregate at Confederation Square. Similar ceremonies take place in provincial capitals across the country. Very often moments of silence are offered for lost lives.
In the United States, people honour their present and past military on Veterans’ Day. In British commonwealth countries and territories, including Canada, November 11 is known as Remembrance Day. Since the end of World War I, memorials to remember those of the armed forces who fought in battle and perished in the line of duty have been What about the poppies? dedicated on this day. One of the unifying symbols of Armistice Day origins Remembrance Day is the poppy Remembrance Day was once known that is worn to honour lost solas Armistice Day because it marks the diers. The bold, red color of the signing of the armistice that put an end flower has become an enduring to the hostilities of World War I. On symbol of those who died so that the 11th hour of the 11th day of the others may be free. 11th month of the year, guns fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare between the Germans and Allied troops. The armistice agreement was signed in a French train carriage at 11 a.m. Later, the carriage where the historic event took place was placed in a specially constructed building to serve as a monument to the defeat of Germany. Although it was moved by German forces and later destroyed during World War II, after that war ended a replacement carriage, correct in every detail, was rededicated on Armistice Day in 1950.
Remembrance Day evolution Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day after World War II to commemorate soldiers from both world wars. It is now used as a way to pay homage to any fallen soldier. Each year a national ceremony takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, a monument erected as a memorial to soldiers buried elsewhere. The Queen will lay the first wreath at the Cenotaph, while others will leave wreaths and small wooden crosses.
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The poppy became a symbol for a specific reason. Some of the most concentrated and bloody fighting of World War I took place in Flanders, a region in western Belgium. As a result of the fighting, most signs of natural life had been obliterated from the region, leaving behind mud and not much else. The only
living thing to survive was the poppy flower, which bloomed with the coming of the warm weather the year after fighting in the region had ceased. Poppies grow in disturbed soil and can lie dormant in the ground without germinating. Without the war, they may have never come to the surface. John McCrae, a doctor serving with the Canadian Armed Forces, was moved by the vision of poppies flowering in Flanders and wrote a poem titled “In Flanders Fields.” After the poem was published, it received international acclaim, and the poppy became a popular symbol of those lost in battle. Men traditionally wear the poppy on the left side of the chest, where a military medal would be placed. Women wear it on the right side because that is where a widow would wear her husband’s medals.
A field of poppies has come to symbolize the soldiers who lost their lives while fighting in battle.
Remembrance Day is celebrated every year, providing people humbled by the sacrifices of soldiers an opportunity to remember those soldiers’ efforts to secure freedom.
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Canadian Virtual War Memorial Thanks to the generosity of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, you can now search the Canadian Virtual War Memorial to find where a veteran is buried. This site is a registry of the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country. The purpose of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) is to recognize and keep alive the memory of the achieve-
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Estimated Veteran Population as of March 2013
Second World War 91,400; their average age is 89. Korean War 9,900; their average age is 81. CF Veterans 594,300; their average age is 56. (Regular Forces and Primary Reserves)
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Please wear a poppy by Don Crawford, 1960s â€œPlease wear a poppy," the lady said And held one forth, but I shook my head. Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there, Her face was old and lined with care; But beneath the scars the years had made There remained a smile that refused to fade.
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The lady smiled in her wistful way And answered, "This is Remembrance Day, And the poppy there is the symbol for The gallant men who died in war. And because they did, you and I are free That's why we wear a poppy, you see." "I had a boy about your size, With golden hair and big blue eyes. He loved to play and jump and shout, Free as a bird he would race about. As the years went by he learned and grew and became a man - as you will, too." "He was fine and strong, with a boyish smile, But he'd seemed with us such a little while When war broke out and he went away. I still remember his face that day When he smiled at me and said, Goodbye, I'll be back soon, Mom, so please don't cry." "But the war went on and he had to stay, And all I could do was wait and pray. His letters told of the awful fight, (I can see it still in my dreams at night), With the tanks and guns and cruel barbed wire, And the mines and bullets, the bombs and fire."
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"Till at last, at last, the war was won And that's why we wear a poppy son." The small boy turned as if to go, Then said, "Thanks, lady, I'm glad to know. That sure did sound like an awful fight, But your son - did he come back all right?" A tear rolled down each faded check; She shook her head, but didn't speak. I slunk away in a sort of shame, And if you were me you'd have done the same; For our thanks, in giving, if oft delayed, Though our freedom was bought - and thousands paid! And so when we see a poppy worn, Let us reflect on the burden borne, By those who gave their very all When asked to answer their country's call That we at home in peace might live. Then wear a poppy! Remember - and give!
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Government of Canada Building Partnerships to Prevent Homelessness Among Veterans Ottawa – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today met with community, private and public sector leaders from across Canada at the inaugural National Conference on Ending Homelessness. The conference, hosted by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, brought together policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front-line workers to address the issue of homelessness in Canada. “One homeless Veteran on the streets is one too many. That’s why the Government of Canada is working to prevent and
reduce homelessness among Veterans,” said Minister Fantino. “Our Government is working hard to build new partnerships to help ensure homeless Veterans and those who are at risk of becoming homeless are getting the care and support they need.” “Our Government is committed to working with our partners to address this complex issue,” said the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development). “We will work with Veterans Affairs to help provide our homeless Veterans with greater access to the assistance and services that they
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Minister Fantino took the opportunity at the conference to launch the new Veterans Affairs Canada web section devoted to homelessness. The page provides a one-stop hub for all of Veterans Affairs Canada’s homelessness related information, making it easier for front-line workers to find information they need to help homeless Veterans.
Veterans Affairs Canada has an emergency fund to assist Veterans in meeting urgent needs for which there are no other income sources available. Veterans in crisis can also access emergency funds from other sources, including the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund and the Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund. In 2012, Employment and Social Development Canada and Veterans Affairs Canada undertook a two-year pilot project on transitional housing and support for homeless Veterans, including assistance with reintegration into the community, in four locations: Victoria, Calgary, Toronto and London. The goal of the pilot project is to help homeless Veterans live independently in their communities. The findings of the pilot project will help Veterans Affairs Canada inform direction on the services and benefits
“Through strong partnerships with community organizations, provinces, territories and other Government of Canada departments, we can give the Veterans who have always taken such great care of Canadians the support they need when they need it,” said Minister Fantino. The Speech from the Throne reaffirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to continue helping Veterans re-establish themselves, including through outreach and support to homeless Veterans. Community leaders and organizations who support the homeless can find more information on the benefits and services Veterans Affairs Canada provides to homeless Veterans or those at risk of becoming homeless at veterans.gc.ca. Veterans Affairs Canada’s support and services offer the right care at the right time to achieve the best results for Veterans and their families. Find out more at veterans.gc.ca.
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In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915
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In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
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My dad, William Douglas Anderson was a Flight Sergeant who trained at Number 3 Bombing and Gunnery School – MacDonald, Manitoba. He didn’t talk about the war much. He was an active legion member running the meat draw and solicited businesses for Remembrance Day wreaths for years. He passed away November 23, 1991. We donated his uniform to the Vancouver Island Military Museum in Nanaimo.
David M. Blackburn saw action in France, Belgium, and Holland during WWII. He belonged to the XII Manitoba Dragoons, 18th Armoured Car Regiment. He drove an armoured car and was one of the first to reach the Seine River in France. He has many stories to tell. He returned to Canada at New Years, 1945. This photo was taken Nov 11th, 2012. Now at 91, he resides in Evergreen Seniors Home.
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At the 11th Hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month,
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FOR THE FALLEN With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill: Death August and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres. There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears. They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. They mingle not with laughing comrades again; They sit no more at familiar tables of home; They have no lot in our labour of the day-time; They sleep beyond England’s foam. But where our desires are and our hopes profound, Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight, To the innermost heart of their own land they are known As the stars are known to the Night; As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain, As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain. – Laurence Binyon
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Dean Thompson, 1990 My Name is Dean Thompson, I was born and raised in Campbell River, graduating from Southgate Secondary in July 1988, and leaving for the army in October 1988. I served with the Second Battalion of the Princess Patriciaâ€™s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) from 1989 to 1996, then transferred to the Air Force and posted to CFB Comox in November 1996, where I have served ever since. During my time with the PPCLI I was deployed on two peacekeeping operations, in 1990 to Cyprus and then in 1993 to Croatia during the civil war in the Balkans. In Croatia my platoon was part of the Medak Pocket operation in mid-September 1993, where we were engaged in multiple armed stand-offs and firefights with elements of the Croatian army. Retiring from the regular military in October 2008, I currently work on CFB Comox as a reserve aircraft structures technician and volunteer with the RCMP in Campbell River as an Auxiliary Constable.
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New Veterans Charter The Facts The New Veterans Charter is a more complete approach to helping our men and women injured in the line of duty. It is about providing Veterans with the help they need, for as long as they need it. And it is never too late for Veterans to get that help. No amount of money can compensate for a life-altering injury or illness; however, the New Veterans Charter offers real hope. It provides financial security for as long as Veterans are unable to be gainfully employed, and it offers the programs that injured and ill Veterans need to lead more healthy, rewarding and independent lives.
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