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It’s 7:20 p.m. A young girl holds a stuffed giraffe during a walk to Little Tribune Bay on Hornby Island. Photo by Jennifer Armstrong

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MARK ALLAN

has been editor of the Comox Valley Record since 2005. While words are his first love, he enjoys photography very much.

JENNIFER COX

is a freelance writer whose articles appear regularly in Trio and About Town. She enjoys promoting active lifestyles as Active Comox Valley co-ordinator.

PTE. DAN MOORE joined

the military in 2009 in Kingston, Ont. He works as an imagery technician at CFB Comox.

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We hope you enjoy our fifth pictorial depiction of a typical day in the life of the Comox Valley. We offer these images for your enjoyment thanks to the talent and eagerness of a dozen volunteer photographers.

Our photographers: JENNIFER ARMSTRONG is a

CPL. JENNIFER CHIASSON joined

fine art documentary photographer specializing in weddings and families and the moments in between. www.jennifer armstrong photography.com

the Canadian Forces as an imagery technician June 21, 2001. Originally from Campbell River, she and her family enjoy being in the Comox Valley.

KAREN GOLDBY,

MEGAN LAWRENCE is an

who works in the front office at the Comox Valley Record, is a mother and amateur photographer.

RON POGUE

is a contemporary photographer living and working in the Comox Valley. He shares a cross-section of his work at ronpogue photography.com.

LISA COLEMAN

enjoys taking photos in and around the Comox Valley.

MCPL. JEFFREY MASON joined the

18-year-old Comox Valley native taking the professional photography program through North Island College in Courtenay.

Canadian Forces on Sept. 10, 2001. He is employed as an imagery technician at CFB Comox.

LIZ ROYER is a sales representative at the Comox Valley Record. An outdoor enthusiast, she is involved with MOMAR in Cumberland, and enjoys running and biking trails.

KIM SLENO is

an award-winning photographer with experience in fashion, wildlife and underwater photography. She became a professional photographer after some health issues four years ago.

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00:13 a.m. Mike Greer is joined by his girlfriend, both damp from the sudden rain, for a midnight snack at the Ryan Road Tim Hortons.

Photo by Ron Pogue

00:35 a.m. Travis Brown (front) and

Braden Douglas at the McDonald’s drive-thru in Comox ask one of our Day in the Life photographers if he’s serious before giving their best smiles. Photo by Ron Pogue

1:04 a.m. Mark Marchand minds the emergency ward doors at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox. Photo by Ron Pogue

1:16 a.m. Scott waits for a pickup at St. Joseph’s Hospital’s ER in his Comox Taxi.

1:26 a.m. Jase helps a customer at the

side window at the Cliffe Avenue Petro-Canada.

Photo by Ron Pogue

Photo by Ron Pogue

1:13 a.m. Ambulance paramedic Dave

Smith restocks his ambulance immediately upon leaving the emergency ward, because, “You never know when it’ll get busy.” Photo by Ron Pogue

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4:21 a.m. Rain, rain and more rain expands a puddle on Comox Lake Road. Aside from our intrepid DITL photographer, not much was moving so early on such a wet day.

Photo by Liz Royer

2:01 a.m. Dan works at the Cliffe Avenue 7-11 from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Photo by Ron Pogue

2:35 a.m. Dr. Jason Wale is ready in the

St. Joseph’s General Hospital emergency ward for anyone who needs medical assistance overnight.

Photo by Ron Pogue

1:33 a.m. Joshua Abraham tends the

front desk at the Old House Village Hotel and Spa all night long. Photo by Ron Pogue

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3:03 a.m. Jon Dragon is spotted outside the Mex Pub in Courtenay.

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5:49 a.m. The friendly staff at the Cum-

berland General Gas N Go start their shifts early to have the store ready for customers. Brenda keeps a vast variety of grocery items in stock along with fresh fruits and veggies, in-store deli and ice cream cone counter. Photo by Lisa Coleman

6:59 a.m. Gavin and Jake of the Cumberland BC Ambulance Station cover an area from

Campbell River to Nanaimo during their 11-hour day and 13-hour night shifts. Motor vehicle accidents top their list of calls, especially as the dry roads of summer change into wetter fall weather. Photo by Lisa Coleman

7:44 a.m. Margaret Robertson opens the

doors at the Cumberland Recreation Centre at 7 a.m. Mondays to Fridays with weekends starting at 9 a.m. The CRC offers a variety of fitness programs for all ages. Photo by Lisa Coleman

8:22 a.m.

Village of Cumberland workers Sean Guthrie and Darryl Barker are busy first thing in the morning flushing the water system to help the water stay clear and clean.

Photo by Lisa Coleman

8:05 a.m. Cumberland is upgrading its sewer and storm drain system. Heidi assists the residents safely around the road closure along Third Street while the construction crew works hard. Photo by Lisa Coleman

7:11 a.m. Aviation life support systems

technician Cpl. Steven Petrowsky inspects a flight helmet at 19 Air Maintenance Squadron. Photo by MCpl. Jeffrey Mason/19 Wing Imaging

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8:28 a.m. Cpl. Frederic Bernier, a student on a Canadian Forces

School of Search and Rescue course, lifts some weights as his physical training starts for the day in the Military Family Resource Centre at CFB Comox. Photo by Pte. Dan Moore/19 Wing Imaging

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8:43 a.m. Cpl. Brad Myers, a traffic technician at 19 Wing Supply, verifies receipt of goods to be delivered throughout CFB Comox.

Photo by Cpl. Jennifer Chiasson/19 Wing Imaging

8:45 a.m. Inge and her boy Chuck are out and about enjoying a soggy walk in the Cumberland rain. Photo by Lisa Coleman

9:00 a.m. MCpl. Marc Asselin, a parachute rigging technician at 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, prepares a parachute. Photo by Cpl. Jennifer Chiasson / 19 Wing Imaging

9:03 a.m. There’s lots of fun to be had in Mme. Nathalie Claveau’s kindergarten class at École Robb Road Elementary in Comox. Photo by Karen Goldby

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10:04 a.m. Say bye-bye to the playground equipment at Cumberland’s Village Park. A reconstruction project promises to bring fresh new play areas for park visitors to enjoy.

Photo by Lisa Coleman

12:22 p.m. Cumberland 11:39 a.m. You can always find a smile in the Comox Valley, even in traffic on a rainy day.

trails volunteers on Upper Potluck Trail flag the course for the Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race.

Photo by Karen Goldby

1:34 p.m. Comox resident Andrea Gilfillan enjoys an invigorating run through the Northeast Woods.

1:12 p.m. Squash instructor Sue Tompkins practises her shot at the Comox Recreation Centre.

Photo by Liz Royer

Photo by Jennifer Cox

2:26 p.m. Besides being Friday the 13th, our 2013 Day in the Life

Photo by Jennifer Cox

shoot was dark, wet and stormy.

Photo by Kim Sleno

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2:54 p.m. Rainy weather

didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of this Brooklyn Elementary student, seen here giving two thumbs up for the school-wide Terry Fox Run. Photo by Jennifer Cox

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3:11 p.m. Marla of Java Jim waits to serve North Island College students with a smile at the Comox Valley campus. Photo by Megan Lawrence

3:21 p.m. Gibson serves up some hearty soup and tasty bread at Grains Bakery in Courtenay.

Photo by Karen Goldby

3:47 p.m.

4:56 p.m.

A North Island College student gets some studying in at the Comox Valley campus library.

Rain-swept windshields were a common theme on this particular Day in the Life of the Comox Valley. Photo by Kim Sleno

Photo by Megan Lawrence

3:56 p.m. These birds of a feather don’t mind the weather. Taken from

the bird sanctuary on the Dyke Road, looking over to Courtenay’s Riverway Walk near the airpark. Photo by Karen Goldby

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6:58 p.m. The Mind Over Moun-

tain Adventure Race package pickup happens at the Riding Fool Hostel in Cumberland. Photo by Liz Royer

5:10 p.m. Local Hornby

Island organically grown heirloom tomatoes and wild harvested chanterelle mushrooms remind residents why they live on the island.

Photo by Jennifer Armstrong

7:20 p.m. A young girl

holds a stuffed giraffe during a walk to Little Tribune Bay on Hornby Island.

Photo by Jennifer Armstrong

7:24 p.m. A man

contemplates the serenity of the ocean at Little Tribune Bay.

Photo by Jennifer Armstrong

6:51 p.m. Doug Mann

of Campbell River is dressed for the occasion, a performance by Red Green at the Sid Williams Theatre. Photo by Mark Allan

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Join us and enjoy “Unique Christmas Shopping” with items for sale by crafters, in the beautifully decorated Filberg Lodge.

Soap, holiday cards, sauces, yummy holiday treats, coffee, jewellery, Christmas table centers, YANA Christmas crackers, children’s clothes, toys and much more. The Filberg Gift Shop will be open.

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CHRISTMAS CAFE ALL WEEKEND in the Tea House

Stop by for hot cocoa, warm apple cider and Christmas baked goods, all available for purchase.

COME CELEBRATE The season at Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park and help support the ongoing fundraising initiative for the re-build of the Filberg Festival main stage.

DECORATE THE TREE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, Dec. 1 from 2 to 4pm

Come by with family & friends and bring nature inspired DECORATIONS FOR THE BIRDS & ANIMALS

that will adorn a donated tree on the Christmas Cafe Patio. PARK CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

will be on throughout the holiday season til January 2nd with the park open until 10pm for all to enjoy.

(ie. pinecones dipped in suet and bird seeds, berries or popcorn strings ~ all materials edible and compostable)


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8:06 p.m. Sharon Pridham (left) and Darlene Neu-

man watch people’s coats during a performance at the Sid Williams Theatre. Photo by Mark Allan

7:54 p.m. Comox Valley funny-

man Kenny Shaw is ready to enjoy Red Green’s post-intermission return to the Sid Williams Theatre stage.

8:30 p.m. Time can pass slowly for residents at

The Views in Comox. Visitors are often a welcome sight.

Photo by Mark Allan

Photo by Kim Sleno

9:38 p.m.

The Jilli Martini Band belts out the hits at Billy D’s Pub, which the quartet does these days on Friday nights until 11.

Photo by Mark Allan

10:05 p.m. Anita Fisher greets hungry customers who have ordered food at the Dairy Queen drive-thru. Photo by Mark Allan

11:01 p.m. Terry Norton and Sharine

Lyttle work the late shift at Shoppers Drug Mart in Courtenay. Photo by Mark Allan

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