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Amalgamate, say four ex-mayors Phelps, Webber, Bates and Moncrief argue in favour – current mayors do not agree

well as people who are big-picture thinkers. It’s just common sense.” Bates says Moncrief, who is dealing with health issues, fought for years to keep Cumberland separate. Recently, however, he has realized the only way for the village to thrive is to become part Scott Stanfield of a larger entity. Record Staff “He came to recognize that it A quartet of former Comox Val- doesn’t make sense to have all ley mayors are calling on the three municipalities as well as Province to amalgamate the three the CVRD going hat in hand to local municipalities and a large Victoria and Ottawa for various grants when one stronger voice area of the regional district. Former Cumberland mayors would be heeded,” said Bates, who Fred Bates and Bronco Moncrief, claims there is little opposition and former Courtenay mayors because most people feel there Ron Webber and Greg Phelps is too much government in the Valley. want immeThe three diate action Their primary role current mayrather than ors have a more study. would be to transition into different take “The tim- one larger, more effective on the issue. ing is perfect,” For one thing, says Bates, group. This would take spesays Comox noting amal- cial skills as well as people Mayor Paul g a m a t i o n who are big-picture thinkers. Ives, the Comwould make munity Charthe Valley the It’s just common sense. third-largest Greg Phelps ter does not allow for manIsland municipality. “If the Province led the dated amalgamation. “Unless the Province is going to amalgamation process starting immediately, we could go to the change its legislation, it’s somepolls next November and elect the thing that’s going to require more first truly regional government of a consensus-based approach,” he said. “At this point, to ask the for the area.” The mayors envision an elected Province to essentially legislate a body comprised of three Courte- shotgun wedding I don’t think is nay councillors, two from Comox, a wise move.” Ives recalls amalgamation was one from Cumberland, one from areas of the CVRD and two at- voted down in 1999. Courtenay large councillors. The mayor was in favour while Comox was would be elected at large or by against, as were outlying areas. Cumberland was not part of it at the entire Valley. “Their primary role would be the time. Ives said the former mayors’ to transition into one larger, more effective group,” Phelps said. idea does not include a business“This would take special skills as ... see COMOX ■ A3

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at September’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. Stone said Tuesday the fact that the four main Comox Valley municipalities support the proposed project caught his attention. “There’s no question we have an immense number of (funding) requests all across the province and certainly here on Vancouver Island,” continued Stone. “But I will say that this particular project is unquestionably at the top of my list for Vancouver Island and it is because it ties very nicely with the hospital expansion taking place.” Comox Valley Regional District Chair Edwin Grieve added Piercy Road is in good condition and the proposed project would make a stronger connection from it to Veterans Memorial Parkway. The area of study extends

from the corner of Piercy and Dove Creek Roads, (on the west side of the Dove Creek Bridge), east to the parkway. Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula said he hopes to see a new bridge built north of the existing one and a more direct roadway to the parkway created. Stone said ministry staff are analyzing the proposed project to define its scope and cost, adding he sees the proposed road and bridgework as a package deal. “I think the benefit really comes from the straight shot that the entire project provides from the new Island Highway to the future site of the new hospital,” he said. “The bridge is an important piece of that, but the true benefit comes from the entire project so I think … moving forward on this project would involve both the bridge and the road at the same time.” Grieve and Jangula pointed

out the current one-way bridge was built as a temporary measure after a narrow wooden twolane bridge burned in the early 2000s. Grieve added having a fullsize bridge again would be a boost to area farmers, for example. “As it is now the farmers can’t even get some of their bigger pieces of equipment over this bridge, and have to go back through Courtenay and cross that way,” he said. “Not only that, but it’s a major artery into our new hospital, straight shot right to the airport, left-hand turn to the ferries, so there’s a lot of really good things that will come out of this.” Comox Valley MLA Don McRae has been advocating for the project, and his goal is to have it complete by the time the new Comox Valley hospital opens in 2017.

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Courtenay council has voted to enter into an agreement with a Nanaimo-based social planning consultant to prepare a request for proposal for a supportive housing project at 810 Braidwood Rd. John Jessup & Associates will develop a report over the next 18 weeks. During that time, Jessup will engage the Braidwood area through open houses and by establishing a neighbourhood advisory committee, among other measures. The report will identify a range of housing options intended to support homeless individuals.

The City purchased the Braidwood property for $264,500 after selling a trio of lots at Cliffe Avenue for $355,000. The regional district purchased the Cliffe Avenue properties for $470,000 in 2010 for emergency shelter/supportive housing purposes. Last year, the district transferred ownership of the properties to the City, along with $100,000 from the Vancouver Island Health Authority to develop the project elsewhere. “To say we are frustrated is an understatement,” Coun. Starr Winchester told Jessup at Monday’s committee of the whole meeting. “We’ve been working on this for years.” Jessup worked for the

City of Vancouver as a social housing and senior housing planner from 1980 to 2000. He has since worked as a private social housing consultant. His most recent project was the Rose Harbour women’s transition home in Campbell River. Mayor Larry Jangula cautioned about pushback from residents if a homeless shelter were constructed at Braidwood. What’s needed, he said, is single-room occupancy (SRO) homes, which would relieve pressure at the existing shelter in Courtenay. “We are looking at longterm housing,” said Jangula, who expects the project would contain about 40 units. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

case analysis, which he feels is necessary because amalgamation would create issues for Comox, such as increased policing costs. “That hit alone would be huge to residents,” said Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird, noting the Village GREG PHELPS FRED BATES does not pay for policing while Comox pays 70 per cent of local policing costs. Phelps suggests a Valleywide approach could spread the cost evenly and fairly. “Amalgamation made sense 20 years ago and it makes a lot more sense today,” he said. “There’s nothing imminent about it for us,” countered Ives, noting Comox is several years from reaching a population threshold of 15,000, at which time the town would pay 90 per cent of policing costs. “We have to be careful what we wish RON WEBBER BRONCO MONCRIEF for sometimes.” Courtenay Mayor Larry district municipality. many others.” Jangula supports the prinIves questions if Comox “I think the public has cipal of less government. to buy into this; that’s the would end up with a fullHe agrees one or perhaps bottom line,” Jangula said. time fire department. Each two levels of local governBates says there are municipality, he notes, has ment would ring louder positives that need to be a volunteer department with senior governments, explored such as protect- with a few full-time paid but says the staffers. big question is “I would how and when venture I also don’t think that ramming it down that comes to to guess people’s throats with no discussion is going to it may be pass. “I also don’t solve anything. What it’s going to do is cause a d i f f i c u l t think that lot of anger and a lot of resentment. to retain ramming it volunteers Larry Jangula if you had down people’s throats with a Comox no discussion Valley-wide ing the environment. With is going to solve anything,” amalgamation, he said the fire department,” Ives said. Jangula said. “What it’s Valley could have one water “That cost is quite signifigoing to do is cause a lot of system and one city hall. cant. anger and a lot of resent“It doesn’t mean we can’t “It is time to work togethment.” er and rationalize all of our work together,” he added, He suggests a future services. We don’t need noting shared services such possibility might be one separate fire departments, as water and sewer. central municipality and a public works, planning and reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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“Humans walk a lot differently than animals. Therein lies the secret,” he said. “To find evidence of a passage, it’s a good idea to walk forward, then look behind you. You see things a lot differErin Haluschak ently. You must have a keen eye and a lot of Record Staff patience.” When Ole Edliq Upon moving to moved to British OLE EDLIQ the Comox Valley and Columbia, he really building his home with wanted to explore the were to land, Edliq his wife, Edliq read province’s vast moun- first came to Halifax, about the Comox Valtains, but little did he then Montreal, and in ley Ground Search and know at the time, that 1968, eventually made Rescue organization, curiosity would trans- his way to B.C. and knew he wanted late into provincial He began volun- to join. recognition for his vol- teering with North Thirty-seven years unteer service. Shore Rescue in North later, he reflects on the Edliq was one of a Vancouver, where he changes of search and handful of Pubrescue organizaCENTRE OF ATTENTION A young girl is lic Safety Lifetions. the centre of attention between Santa Humans walk a lot difline Volunteers “Now, because Claus and Safety Bear. It was a typical recognized last ferently than animals. There- of required cerweek with a for- in lies the secret. To find tifications, you scene at the annual Crime Stoppers’ Sanmal presentation have to have a ta’s breakfast Saturday at the Courtenay at the legislature evidence of a passage, it’s a lot of training Legion. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK by Attorney Gen- good idea to walk forward, and certificates eral and Min- then look behind you. before (you can ister of Justice participate in a Ole Edliq search). Suzanne Anton. “It’s been so “There are amazing to get this explained, “The criteria a lot of restrictions if The Little Red For details, visit type of recognition to join was extremely you don’t keep up with Church Community www.LittleRedChurchfrom fellow rescue different then now.” training,” he said. To become a memmembers,” said Edliq. Edliq added one of Market happens this CommunityMarket. The Danish-born ber, Edliq noted he was the biggest challeng- Sunday and Dec. 15 com or contact Diane Knodel at 250-792rescuer received the required to walk on es for CVGSAR is to from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Little Red 3652 . Lifetime Achievement all three North Shore entice young people to Communi— Little Red award during the cer- mountains, both dur- join, both due to the Church Church emony, which sees vol- ing the day and night, time commitment and ty Market is a yearunteers recognized for without a map or com- cost of equipment and round market held the first Sunday of the their outstanding con- pass. training. “You really get to tributions in disaster Despite the chal- month at 2182 Comox response and public know them,” he said. lenges, he credits both Ave. in Comox. Its purpose is to “I then starting learn- his fellow CVGSAR safety. “It was a really big ing first aid and rope volunteers and those provide a community surprise,” added Edliq skills.” throughout the Comox place for a variety of Edliq now special- Valley for their dedi- vendors to promote of the award. “It was really heartwarming to izes in human track- cation to those in the quality handmade , homegrown or comsee. In the parliament ing during searches, community. building during the and explains not a lot “Where would the munity made,  unique, ceremony, what greet- of searchers will look community be without non-commercial goods and services, to the ed me was my whole upwards during a res- all of the volunteers?” cue. family was there.” photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com local community. In 1967, Edliq immigrated from Denmark to Canada, and, inspired by the mountains in nearby Norway, he “was curious about mountains, and I thought B.C. would be the ideal spot.” Because of Danish military conscription, Edliq enlisted in civil defence, which he explained specialized with helping people in times of need, particularly when disaster We use a powerful 1.5T GE MR System, strikes. “Teams in B.C. go out comparable to or exceeding hospital and help those in times grade scanners. of need,” he added. As the government Now accepting Physician Referrals at the time instructed where immigrants

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Help for typhoon victims Fundraisers springing up around Comox Valley Scott Stanfield Record Staff

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Legionnaires helping needy Scott Stanfield Record Staff

It started with a nickel in an ashtray. That was several years ago at the Comox Legion where Al Barrett, Cameron Hayward and other frequenters of the ‘knowledge table’ decided to start a Christmas basket. The idea was to collect money to donate to those in need. “And it started growing,” Barrett said, recalling the first nickel was tossed into the ashtray as a joke. The ashtray was eventually replaced with a toy bank. “Anything from the floor goes in the pot,” Hayward quipped. Over the course of about five years, the 15 or so individuals have raised about $10,000 in food coupons for single mothers and others who have fallen on hard times. The coupons, which are plastic cards from

Quality Foods, are usually worth about $200. The group approaches church pastors to determine worthy recipients. Their only stipulation is that money does not support alcohol or drug dependency. “We do have problems finding people (recipients),” Barrett said. “Just make a few people happy at Christmas time,” he added. “It’s no big deal.”

attracted about 200 people to the Avalanche Bar & Grill. The society thanks the patrons who stopped by to make a donation, and the 60 musicians and 20 volunteers who made the event possible. Funds are being matched by the federal government, doubling the value of the effort. Donations have been forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross. Those who filled out a tracking form and donated $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. The marathon event follows a Jazz Society tradition. A similar amount was raised two years ago to support children of Haiti, and in 2005 for survivors of

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Christmas is coming to the Filberg Lodge and Park in style this year, with a weekend filled with events inside and outdoors to start the holiday season. The lodge will host its first craft fair, including vendors from Tria Culinary Studio, Beads of Joy and Filberg Honey — locally sourced honey from the park, explained Filberg Heritage Lodge and park administrator Eden Lindsay-Bodie. “The past two years, we’ve held a silent auction to raise funds, but this year, we’ve decided to try to do something different,” she explained. The fair, which is inside the lodge Saturday between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is replacing the auction, but Lindsay-Bodie noted there will be a table at the fair dedicated to Filberg items. “We will have a Memories of Filberg table, which will feature items donated by vendors from the Filberg Festival. It’s an opportunity for people to purchase items from the festival.” In addition to the craft fair, there will also be a Christmas cafe in the Tea House with hot chocolate, apple cider and a bake sale. On Sunday, LindsayBodie said there will be the third annual treedecorating afternoon from 2 to 4. Located in front of the tea house, the tree will be decorated for animals and birds in the park. “We’re asking anyone who would like to decorate to bring edible decorations,” added Lindsay-Bodie, which include pinecones dipped in suet and bird seeds, berries or popcorn strings. The lodge will also have raffle tickets for sale for an Experience Comox basket, which includes gift certificates from various stores including the Blackfin Pub, Comox Harbour Charters, Simon’s Cycles, Comox

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LAND OF PLENTY

A History of the Comox District

Early Mining in the Comox Valley (cont'd.): Cont'd. from Nov. 7, 2013 (Mining the Coal) Later, the undercut was made by a machine with a blade like a huge chainsaw that opened a seven-inch undercut. This was powered by compressed air so that explosive dust and gases in the mine would not ignite. Once the coal was blasted down in chunks, the loaders shovelled it onto trough-like pans which shook to move the coal to the coal cars for hauling to the shaft by mules. In narrow coal seams, the track for the coal cars had to be cut down into the sandstone to create headroom for the mules and men. However, the openings on either side of the track remained coal-seam height. The space created when the coal was removed did not remain vacant for long, for timbermen placed pit props or timbers every four feet to support the roof. As mining progressed, the muckers also filled the space with waste rock and debris. All materials in a shaft mine were moved up and down by the hoist, much like an elevator cage. The hoist room contained the large drums of steel wire cable used to raise and lower the cage, which could lift one coal car or about one ton of coal each trip. The same cage was used for coal or men, with a trip up and down the 750 feet, including the loading and unloading of a car, taking three minutes. When the miners were descending, the speed was slower. In a slope mine, material was moved in and out on mine cars. These cars were joined to form trains, called "trips," which were hauled out by heavy cables pulled by a winch in the engine room. Some of these slopes, such as the one in Number Four Mine in Cumberland, were more than a mile long. When the cage reached the top of the shaft or headframe of a shaft mine, an empty car was pushed on, forcing the loaded car off. After leaving the cage, the car was moved into the tipple to the rotary dump. Here the car was clamped to the track and turned upside-down, dumping the coal onto the picking table, where the rock waste

Mining the Coal and Mining Disasters was picked out by men and boys. Many a miner began his life's work as a young teenager working at the picking table. From here, the coal was dumped into rail cars or storage areas. In a slope mine, the loaded cars would be brought to a gathering point underground and assembled into trips. The trip was pulled up the slope by the hoist engine at the top, then followed the same route through the tipple as it did in a shaft mine. Because all rock in the mine was in sedimentary layers, the ceiling rock lost support as the coal was removed, often shifting to fill the space below. The weaker layers of rock broke and crumbled about the timber, while the thicker ceiling layers would cause the timbers to creak and perhaps eventually split. Sometimes the roof met the floor.

Mining Disasters

Although casualties from falling rock occurred regularly throughout the life of the Cumberland mines, other problems caused the greatest loss of life. Associated with coal are various natural gases produced during the centuries of decomposition and pressure that made the coal from plant life. As the seams were mined, pockets of these gases were released into the mine shafts. Highly explosive and toxic if they replaced the air supply, they were not a miner's best friend. In order to remove the gases, the ventilation system of a mine must function efficiently. Where only one shaft to a mine exists, it must accommodate both incoming fresh air and outgoing stale air. Two shafts allow for better ventilation. Number Five and Six Mines at Cumberland were supposed to link together to provide this twoshaft ventilation. This linkage was not done until 1908, too late to save the lives of scores of miners. On February 15, 1901, brattice curtains used to block or assist air circulation caught on fire in Number Six Mine. The heavy smoke which result-

ed was sent throughout the mine by the ventilation fan causing the death by suffocation of 64 men. The group consisted of 35 Chinese, nine Japanese and 20 Cauca- Mules above ground at Number Four Mine Cumberland Museum sian workmen. One old-time miner quoted in Lynne Bowen's The inquest deemed that management was free of blame in book, Boss Whistle, states, "You could hear the the accident, but did make a rule forbidding any gas workin' in the coal. Zzz! Zzz! And the coal more than 19 men from entering either Number gas would be pushin' the coal out." At the bottom of the 600-foot shaft of Number Five or Six Mine until the two mines were conFive Mine were the stables for the mules, the nected underground. On July 15, 1903 the two mines were still only place where the miners could stand without not connected. Cumberland shook under an bumping their heads on the rock ceiling. Some say that the mine mules were well cared explosion that day as gases ignited in Number Six Mine killing 16 Chinese miners. The inquest for, living in an environment with a constant, usustated that the explosion was "due to negligence ally warmer than above-ground, temperature. In on the part of the sufferers." As none of the min- order to work the double shift required of them, ers lived to tell of the cause of the explosion, the they had to be kept well-fed and watered. They inquest guessed that one of the miners must have were a valuable investment that many miners struck a match. Their safety lamps had been felt were better cared for than themselves. The locked prior to them entering the mine. Matches, mules did see daylight during strikes or shutcigarettes and tobacco had been found on the down periods when they roamed the company farm located on the swamp east of Cumberland. bodies of some of the dead miners. The mule pulled the empty coal cars from On June 3, 1917, four men died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Number Six Mine. the hoist site to the coal face. There the driver Twelve days later, coal mining ceased in Number unhitched the empty cars which would be refilled Six Mine but it was kept open to serve as an air- by the diggers. The mule was then hitched to full way for Number Five Mine. Water was pumped coal cars that he hauled to the hoist, a constant out of Number Six Mine, thus draining Number repetitive route. Pressure for the speedy return of empty cars was kept on the driver by the digger, Five Mine which was kept in operation. Number Five Mine was also a gassy mine, whose pay at times depended on the number of producing methane gas even when it was idle. coal cars that he filled. To be continued

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Do you like writing on deadline? This Sunday, North Island College (NIC) will again host its annual three-hour Fiction Writing Contest from 1 to 4 p.m. at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Writers are supplied with a computer and an element or two that must appear in the story — a problem, a plot device or character type — and must then create an original story to wow the judges, while the clock counts down to the three-hour deadline. First prize in this year’s contest is a free creative writing course at North Island College. All participants will receive a prize from the English department bookshelf. Writers will create directly on the

CELEBRATION OF SWANS This boy makes a paper swan as part of the Trumpeter Swan Festival on Saturday. The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society timed the event at the K’ómox First Nations Band Hall to coincide with the swans’ return to the Comox Valley.

Two Comox Valley residents were among eight local government employees recognized for their achievements in education and work experience. The provincial Board of Examiners awarded a Certificate in Local Government Service Delivery to Shelly Russwurm, deputy corporate administrator for the Town of Comox. David Allen, chief Made on the Island for the Island

administrative officer for the City of Courtenay, earned a Certificate in Local Government Executive Management. Certificates awarded by the provincial Board of Examiners recognize academic training and work experience in local government. — Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

The annual Christmas potluck dinner of the Comox Valley Council of Canadians will take place Dec. 3 in the Creekside Commons’ meeting room at 2202 Lambert Dr. in Courtenay. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please bring a pair of slippers, an appie, entrée or a dessert – the Chapter will provide turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy. Parking is very limited – guests are asked to park on Lambert Drive. Also on this evening, the Community Action Award will be presented to a group or individual who has

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WHILE VISITING VENICE, Italy in September, Glenda Hutton and Klara Montalbetti took the Record for a gondola ride down the Grand Canal.

PHYLLIS WILLIAMSON TOOK us along when she visited three of the Hawaiian Islands. She is seen here in Maui.

WHILE CRUISING ATLANTIC Canada, Ida and Ted Sauve stopped in at Peggy’s Cove for this Record photo-op.

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

THE RECORD WENT to Glacier Bay with Dave and Carla Eliason, Lance and Sharon Brazier and Bill and Candy Larsen on their fun-filled Alaskan cruise.

ANNIRA THOMPSON OF Vancouver and Doris Matson of Courtenay took us with them when they visited the Channel Islands, Jersey and Guernsey.

JEAN MORROW OF Comox visited Temagami, Ont. to see some of the Morrow clan. Left to right: granddaughter Paula, Jean, daughter-in-law Debra, granddaughter Amanda, son David, Amanda’s husband Jason McEachern with cat Helo and dog Mia.

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Spaghetti dinner at Lake Trail Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections (LTNC) extends a yummy invitation to our local neighbours, students, parents and faculty in the Lake Trail area. You’re invited to a spaghetti dinner with all the fixings and dessert for no cost this Sunday  in the Lake Trail school drama room at 805 Willemar Ave. from 5 to 8 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jack Stevens. Now living in Union Bay, Jack founded the first community school in B.C. and helped turn the idea of supporting the Whole Child through community capacity-building into a movement in B.C. Jack earned his masters in Community

Development at Mott University in Flint, Mich., the heartland of community organizing in the 1970s. He brought the model back to Queen Mary School in North Vancouver as a pilot,  then became co-ordinator of North Vancouver’s expanded program. Jack was also involved with community schools in Burnaby and Vancouver as the idea spread, including as adviser to the Ministry of Education and part of a provincewide consultation during the heady days when community schools were well-funded. In addition, there will be a short annual general meeting to highlight the year’s

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For more information, call 250338-1968. Tax receipts are available for donations $10 and over. ••• Another gift idea is a book of discount coupons for local stores. The books are $20 each and contain over $600 worth of savings. A list of locations is available online and are available for purchase at CVTRS and many stores around town. The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society has been serving the Comox Valley since 1987. We are a registered non-profit that provides therapeutic riding programs for children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges. — Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society

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Merville AGM set for Tuesday The Merville Area Residents and Ratepayers Association (MARRA) will hold its annual general meeting Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Grantham Hall (across from Tsolum School). The short AGM will be followed with a presentation by David Stapley of the Comox Valley Conservation Strategy. The CVCS, which represents 20 local community groups, has recently released the second edition of its Nature Without Borders report, a blueprint for environmental protection for the Comox Valley, and is now ready to begin its

implementation. The full MWB report, including detailed maps, is available online at www. cvconservationstrategy.org/ cvcs-documents-maps. As well, with the upcoming revision to the Official Community Plan, it is again time to engage the community and encourage citizens to have a say in how our area is to develop.  All Merville residents are invited to come out and share information and ideas. Refreshments will be served. — Merville Area Residents and Ratepayers Association

Gingerbread, bears could belong to you The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Comox Valley are offering gingerbread buildings and teddy bears for sale. It’s part of the 12th annual Christmas Village presented by Odlum Brown and hosted by Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community, where creations for sale will be on display from Dec.

2 to 16. This is a major fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Comox Valley and all submissions will be available for purchase through a silent auction. For further information visit www.bgccvi.com or call 250-338-7582. — Boys & Girls Clubs of the Comox Valley

MAYOR LARRY JANGULA (third from left) and Monarch Lions Club president Rick Grinham (fourth from left) pose with community representatives whose groups got cheques from the Lions.

Lions contribute to local causes Five deserving organizations were the latest recipients of financial donations from Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club on Friday. Club president Rick Grinham presented cheques totalling $4,000 to the Salvation Army, Santa’s Workshop, Sonshine Lunch Club, Comox Valley Food Bank Society and the CV Therapeutic Riding Society. “The donations are timely as Christmas is approaching and the cold winter months are upon us,” said Grinham. “We invited the five groups to the Lions Valley View Estates Low Income Housing for refreshments.  It was a nice oppor-

tunity for the members of the Monarch Lions Club to meet the groups who do so much for our community.” Mayor Larry Jangula attended the event to show his support for the non-profit organizations that work so hard to help the vulnerable people in our community. “I truly appreciate all the work and dedication the CV Monarch Lions do to help underprivileged folks,” said the mayor. The Salvation Army kicked off its annual Kettle Campaign on Friday and CV Monarch Lions will volunteer in December to ring the bell and encourage people to donate. The CV Monarch Lions Club

members thank the community for their continued support of their fundraising projects. The 911 Reflective Address Sign community/fundraising project help keep families safe by allowing emergency services locate their home easier in the dark. Money raised from this project allows CV Monarch Lions meet the pressing needs in our community including Comox Bay Care-A-Van. You can order your customized reflective address sign by calling 250-338-9602 or by visiting www.911reflectivesign.ca to order online. — Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club

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tional and original. Kids can take part in some drop-in arts and crafts fun as well. Cumberland WinterFaire is a classic community craft fair that reflects the unique character and charm of the Village of Cumberland. If you’re looking for a way to support local artists and artisans this is the place to shop for the season. Stroll the streets and stores of the Village of Cumberland while you’re here and check out the cool local shops and the pubs and cafes that offer up great food for every taste. Cumberland WinterFaire is a project of the Cumberland Museum and Archives. For more information about the events, programs and activities of the Cumberland Museum and Archives, check out www.cumberlandmuseum.ca. — Cumberland Museum and Archives.

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Hut and the Sid Williams Theatre have donated fabulous items for the auction. Supported by the Village of Cumberland and many local businesses, Santa’s Breakfast is a way for CCSS to thank the community for supporting the society’s valuable programs. Proceeds from the event help fund CCSS’s free, highquality, after-school programming and its healthy lunch program at Cumberland Elementary. The Healthy School Program ensures that all students have access to healthy hot lunches, fruit and snacks, and sources food from local suppliers. For more information about Santa’s Breakfast, contact the CCSS program co-ordinator at 250-336-8521. — Cumberland Community Schools Society

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Santa is coming to Comox and he’s hungry for breakfast. Join in for a fun family event at the Comox Community Centre this Saturday from 9 till 11 a.m. for a pancake breakfast, family craft table and a visit with Santa. This event is sponsored by the Comox Valley Children’s Day Care Society, who have been providing quality early care and learning programs in the Valley for over 43 years. Children of all ages and their grown-ups are invited and admission is by donation. — Comox Valley Children’s Day Care Society

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The next Kiwanis Club of Courtenay Junktique will be held at St. George’s Church Hall in Courtenay this Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. There will be lots of good things plus some collectibles. The club will be pleased to welcome all our regulars and anyone visiting for the first time. All proceeds go back into the community.  If you have anything you want to donate, come to the hall Friday at 2 p.m. (no furniture or clothing, please). — Kiwanis Club of Courtenay

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Iceland people meeting

What do k.d. lang, William Stephenson, Frank Fredrickson, Charles Thorson, Tom Cochrane, Byron Johnson and Bjarni Trygvasson have in common? That’s right. They’re all Canadians of Icelandic descent. Do you want to talk about that? Well, on Dec. 3, Icelanders of the Comox Valley will do so at their annual Christmas get-together at the Florence Filberg Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. They will also view a visual of a Comox Valley Icelander’s recent trip to Iceland. Anyone with a drop of Icelandic blood in them, is related to someone with a drop of Icelandic blood in them or is interested in the Icelandic experience is invited. So, who are those people listed above? Cochrane and lang are noted musicians. William Stephenson was the agent known as Intrepid and Frank Frederickson was a member of the Icelandic Canadian team that won Canada’s first Olympic hockey gold medal. Charles Thorson was the cartoonist who created Bugs Bunny and Snow White (modelled after an Icelandic girl in Winnipeg), Byron Johnson was a premier of British Columbia and Bjarni Trygvasson was one of Canada’s astronauts. So come to the annual Christmas gettogether of Icelanders. You’ll probably get a chance to sing “Heims um ból” (to the tune of Silent Night.) For more information, call Erik Eriksson at 250-334-3306 or e-mail at erik@eriksson.ca.

Female Dancers Thurs Nov 28 • 8 PM Fri Nov 29 • 6 PM

Students help Tanzania Gateway to Tanzania event Nov. 30 at Northgate Church

Are you looking for an opportunity to check some Christmas shopping items off your list? Are you interested in helping change the lives of kids, both here in the Comox Valley and around the world? On Nov. 30, Gateway Academy can help you to accomplish both! Since September, Gateway Academy’s Grade 12 students have been preparing for a trip to the Tabora region of Tanzania. There, they will bring practical assistance and supplies to Juma’s World, an organization whose main goal is to transform Tanzanian communities and the lives of the orphans within them. The Missions 12 class plans to travel to Tanzania in June 2014.  For two weeks, students will make a

difference as they work at an orphanage and in a local school, distribute supplies to villagers, and participate in building projects. With a need to raise $45,000 for trip costs, students are working diligently to prepare for an evening of fun that includes dessert, live music, local artists, a silent auction, and a marketplace where guests can purchase products from local crafters, artists, and other businesses. Silent auction items include a two-day package from Mount Washington, use of a cabin on Quadra Island, Vinyl Cafe books, gifts certificates and gift baskets from local restaurants and other businesses, and a chartered fishing trip. This Gateway to Tanzania event will take place Nov. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Northgate, 1640 Burgess Road in Courtenay. How can you be involved? The first way is to plan to attend and bring your wallet! Get some Christmas shop-

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ping done and help orphans in Africa, all at the same time. The second opportunity is to donate an item or service to the silent auction or reserve your spot as a vendor at the marketplace. For more information, call the Gateway Academy office at 250339-1200 or e-mail office@cvchristian.com. — Gateway Academy

Make sure you check out the incredible window displays in Downtown Courtenay during WinterFest. Participating businesses are decking the halls, painting their windows and stringing the lights. Stop in at any participating business and you have the chance to vote for your favourite window and win BIG cash prizes for a shopping spree in Downtown Courtenay. You’ll know which businesses are taking part by a silver circle sign in their window or download a map of all the participating businesses from www.downtowncourtenay. com

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Benefit for refugees

In the face of a situation as serious as the Syrian refugee crisis, it can be difficult to know what steps to take to make a difference. For a group of Comox Valley artists and musicians, the answer is scheduled for this weekend. The International Society for Peace and Human Rights, Health Partners International, Waverley Hotel and friends of the Comox Valley unite Nov. 30 for Medical Hope for Syria. The benefit concert will feature diverse musical talents, a silent auction, and a presentation from Dr. Saren Azer, with all proceeds supporting the purchase of medical kits to be sent directly to refugee camps in desperate need of medical aid. The Medical Hope for Syria benefit concert features performers Cameron Gunn, Klame, Butterfinger Bombsquad, DJ JPrime, and DJ Souls, using their collective talents to make a difference. These musicians bring a diversity of West Coast talent including old school Valley rap, breakbeat, ghettofunk, reggae, hip-hop, sea shanties and soul, with a DJ’d film to cap off the evening. In addition to the musical offerings, local artists and businesses have shown their support by donating items for a silent auction. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a presentation at 7:30 from Dr. Azer, internal medicine specialist and

president of ISPHR. In 2012, Dr. Azer travelled to Iraq and the Domiz Refugee Camp situated near the Syrian border to care for refugees of the Syrian civil war. At that time there were over 30,000 refugees within a two-kilometre space. Dr. Azer talks about his volunteer work in Domiz Camp and how Medical Hope for Syria is saving lives by sending urgently needed medical supplies. Guests are welcome to come for the presentation only and make a donation or stick around till the music kicks off at 9. “It is really exciting to be able to use creative energy towards making a difference. Working with Dr. Saren Azer has been an eye-opening pleasure and we hope that the public takes this opportunity to come hear him speak and to take in some music for a great cause!” said performer Josh Klassen AKA Klame. Admission is by donation, with an encouraged minimum donation of $5. Health Partners International will match every dollar raised with $10 in medical supplies. In addition, every dollar will be matched by a private donor. For more information visit the Facebook event Medical Hope for Syria, Benefit and Silent Auction. — International Society for Peace and Human Rights

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the Comox firefighters came to my home to check my smoke detectors. Although these were working just fine, we discovered they were expired. With in ten minutes both had been replaced with updated versions. This service, which includes detectors and batteries, is free for the asking. Just give the firehall a call (250-339-2432) or e-mail (firehall@comox.ca). Many thanks to Chief Gord Schreiner for initiating such a valuable and important public service. 

GREAT TO SEE that St. Joseph’s

Hospital passed with flying colours on the recent audit. Well done, and reassuring!

WONDERING HOW THE CVRD

will do in their audit by the Province. It will be interesting to see how they justify surcharging rural water customers to raise reserves, when they have been sitting on a $15.7-million surplus, from excessive  bulk water charges. Hopefully, the audit team will recommend the  surplus  be returned to overcharged water customers.

AN APPEAL TO young people on

the street corners of Courtenay inviting passersby to sign a petition to legalize marijuana. Have you done your research? Do you have a genetic predisposition to addiction in your family? Do you have mental illness in your family line? Do you know that introducing marijuana or other addictive substances to your body can lead to mental illness, or exacerbate it if you have genetic dispensation to mental disorder? I have recently been made aware of two young persons aged 25 to 35 who have been admitted to hospital with a mental disorder. One such young lady, after several previ-

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SEVEN SWANS A Swimming from MARS organizers to all the Valley businesses participating  in our Count the Swans contest by placing our posters in their windows (they even went to the trouble to find “other” swans). We especially want to recognize Hot Chocolates, Whales Tales Toys, Grahams’ Jewellers, Roots Salon, Laughing Oyster Books, Art Knapp Plantland, Quality Foods, Ashley & Brown Books, the Backdoor Gallery & I-Hos Gallery plus others I may have (oooops) missed. Also we’d like to thank our sponsor 97.3 FM Eagle Radio, South Hollow & Leapenhi Paper for Origami Swans and Zocalo Cafe for the Black Swan Fiddlers – dinner was delightful. First Student Bus tours were a hit with Steph as our guide from Nature Comox Valley.  The face-painters were simply amazing. Tsolum River Restoration, Project Watershed, WiTS and Nature Comox Valley were on hand to talk about the environmental work they do along with DUC biologist Jeanine Bond. We extend a round of applause to all the volunteers with each of these groups for coming out to support the return of the Trumpeter Swan Festival to the Comox Valley. We’ll see you next year!

CVRD AREA DIRECTORS should be doing some navel gazing after the resounding defeat of their universal roadside recycling referendum. They should take note of neighbouring governments’ approach to water meters and rates. Comox will allow residents to opt out, after one year  and offer $180 annual fees to conservers. Cumberland offers public input and $.42/m3 water costs. The CVRD could offer the same but they are intent on raising revenue and funding a large overhead. The roadside recycling referendum and campaign, likely cost more  than the  Royston Improvement office building. Comox and Cumberland look after roads, bridges, rights of ways, stormwater, garbage, recycling, sewage, fire service. CVRD does not provide these services, but they do have a  large staff and expect  an 80-per-cent return from rural  water metered customers. A provincial audit will be very helpful for the 2104 directors, who will have a big job to reform the CVRD administration. Rural residents have sent a strong  message — we will see if it has been heard.

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COMOX VALLEY’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER Publisher: Zena Williams : publisher@comoxvalleyrecord.com Editor: Mark Allan : editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com Business Development: Joanna Ross : sales@comoxvalleyrecord.com Ph: 250-338-5811 / Fax: 250-338-5568 / Classified: 1-855-310-3535 A division of Black Press Ltd. 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com The Comox Valley Record is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Best remedy still ballot box The behaviour of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has long since surpassed the realm of quirky and seen him sink to the depths to become a detriment to his community. While the examples have been rare around here of a rogue mayor or councillor embarrassing themselves publicly or shedding a negative light on their municipality, extending municipal terms to four years from three, as Union of B.C. Municipalities members endorsed this fall, is not a good idea. The B.C. Community Charter states that councillors can only be disqualified from office for not taking the required oath, missing meetings for 60 days or four consecutive meetings for reasons other than ill health or by leave of council, conflict of interest where influence or inside knowledge is used inappropriately, or the unauthorized use of money. The vast majority of councillors take seriously their oath of office and pecuniary responsibility to constituents. In the event individuals run into conflict, perceived or real, or exhibit questionable behaviour, councils are generally good at policing themselves. When further action clearly needs to be taken, the onus falls on the individual to do the right thing. As we’ve seen with Ford and local politicians, the results can be mixed. Former Highlands councillor Ken Brotherston stepped down from council while on trial for murder, for which he was acquitted in 2010, and did not run for re-election in 2011. In North Saanich in 2004, then-councillor Bill Bird admitted to a non-pecuniary conflict. Bird stayed on, but was found later in court to have benefited financially from the decision. He was ordered to step down until the next election but did not run again, either. With few mechanisms at our disposal to oust individuals who prompt serious consideration of termination or forced resignation, the best avenue is still the ballot box. Victoria News Record Question of the Week This week: Forty per cent of respondents said they think the cuts announced by BC Ferries are the right way to proceed. Next week: Should local government in the Comox Valley be amalgamated? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord. com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. In about five years, 15 or so Comox Legion members have raised about $10,000 in food coupons for single mothers and others who have fallen on hard times.

Politicking and bad management has left BC Hydro in such a financial predicament that the rates we pay for hydro power will rise dramatically.

New ferries business model? Dear editor, BC Ferries’ death spiral accelerates. Massive fare increases have steadily reduced ridership, and management is so bereft of workable ideas that all they can think to do is double-down on their failing business plan by blindly hacking away at service levels while further fare increases loom ominously. This course is doomed to failure and may well destroy the service entirely. Innovative thinking is required. The path to that goal begins with an understanding of the core function of the ferry service: It is to provide the essential transportation link to communities that can only be reached over water — Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and several isolated mainland communities. Everything else is extraneous. That means an end to the conceit that BCFC is akin to a cruise service offering discretionary travel and vacation package services; an end to pointless advertising and media relations functions; serious reduction in a bureaucracy bloated with supernumeraries and career-track empire builders. Cleaving to the core function model means eliminating services for which there are alternatives. Prince Rupert, having a per-

fectly good highway into town, is not ferry-dependent. Eliminate the Port Hardy-Prince Rupert run and save over $30 million. Some of that savings would have to go to a new, right-sized service from Port Hardy to mid-coast hamlets like Bella Bella and Klemtu. Eliminate the Mill Bay ferry. It is a convenience and nothing more. Rationalize the service to the southern Gulf Islands such that they are all served out of Swartz Bay, then eliminate service from Tsawwassen to Salt Spring [Long Harbour] et. al. There is no reason why Salt Spring, large though it is compared to other Gulf Islands, needs three separate ferry services. That’s convenience, not necessity. It is also must be questioned why Powell River needs two separate ferry links. The ComoxPowell River ferry service is a way underutilized convenience that could be done away with. Either that or the Saltery Bay-Earls Cove service should go. Whichever service remains could be expanded if necessary to provide optimal service levels to that community. There is no reason why there should be three major terminals on Vancouver Island connecting to two terminals on the Lower Mainland.

Duke Point was built principally to get large truck traffic out of Nanaimo proper. This is a good idea that must be maintained. Close Departure Bay and centralize all mid-island traffic at Duke Point — it is large and largely unused, with great highway connections. All that is needed is to establish regular transit links into town. The land at Departure Bay is quite valuable and should be sold off to the highest bidder. Finally, management pay should be reeled back out of the stratosphere to a level more in line with salaries paid by the comparable Washington ferry service. Executives who object can leave — no one is irreplaceable. And if seniors’ discounts are now passé, then fairness demands that all BCFC employees — union and management — should pay when they ride, too. At a guess, changes like these might save BCFC well over $50 million annually and take it much farther back down the path toward once again defining itself as an essential service provider, the original reason for its creation. BCFC desperately needs outside-the-box thinking to save itself before it is carried out in a box for burial at sea. Robert French, Denman Island

‘Nobody to blame but myself’ Dear editor, I have been caught with LSD. I am unable to express to the community how truly sorry I really am. I really wish this did not happen but I have nobody to blame but myself. Unfortunately, even though these were my actions the community has been affected by it. Being part of a community

means you are supposed to do things to help the community. Clearly I have not. I have tied up hours of my time where I could be doing something more useful but more importantly, other people’s time has been wasted and it is my fault. I can promise the community that I will never do anything like this again and I will do my

very best to prevent anybody else from making the mistakes I have made. Unfortunately, I cannot change the past but I am able to start a better future for myself and the community. Editor’s note: This letter was written anonymously as a condition of a settlement reached with the help of the Comox Valley Community Justice Centre.

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Field Sawmill site valuable – not for industry Dear editor, Project Watershed’s proposal for the Field Sawmill site and the estuary in your Nov. 21 issue is timely. The Field Sawmill site is virtually adjacent to Area B and a vital and important part of future flooding and high-tide storm surges. Flooding and water know no boundaries and the metal cladding that shapes the Courtenay River mouth into a canal exacerbates storm surges and causes flooding on the west side of the river. Project Watershed’s proposal is a vital part to protecting Courtenay’s and Area B’s homes and businesses. There were times

before the war and in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s that our estuary was a sewage dump (where the civil airport now operates) and it was surrounded by a wide variety of industry. Vast acres of the estuary were used to store logs and their bark sank to the bottom and destroyed the vegetation and the all-important eelgrass. Ship repairs, fuel storage, building supplies and cement works operated without care or concern along the estuary shores, the hydro dam and over fishing destroyed the fish industry and much more. Except for the hydro dam, they are all gone now; no lumber stor-

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age, no cement works, no fishing and 99 per cent of the industry is gone. We have an opportunity here. Times have changed and we must change with the times. We have climate change, ocean rise

and storm surges that threaten our estuary and adjacent roads and businesses. We have an opportunity to do what has been done on the Thames in England, the Columbia in Oregon and many other places around the world. We can revitalize our estuary and bring it back to its original state of health. We can mitigate storm surges by planting eelgrass, developing soft-shore protection and allowing the Tsolum River to find its original path to the sea which was through the dyked farmland. We should allow the sea access under Dyke Road with a causeway so that high-

tide storm surges will dissipate naturally. All of this could be done over years without the expense of creating hard-sided dykes. There seems to be a belief that the Field Sawmill site is valuable. It is, if it is reverted back to nature. However, there is very little valuable land on that site which will house buildings. It was valuable when the Field Sawmill was churning out highgrade lumber and providing good-paying jobs. But, someone way off in a head office of an international company decided it was not making them enough money and

closed it without local consultation. A sawmill was built on that site when there were no rules and regulations with regard to riparian areas, flood plains and the environment. It would have to meet and exceed all new environmental regulations today. It sits on a floodplain and it is a narrow neck of land with low-flying civilian aircraft flying over it. It makes no sense to develop this land. If we do, it will exacerbate more flooding and devastate the properties across from it on the west side of the river. The best thing to do is to give Project

Watershed’s concept some serious consideration and to weave a plan for the estuary in concert with the K’ómoks Band and the K’ómoks Estuary Management Plan as soon as possible. We, as residents and citizens of the Comox Valley, have to change with the times or suffer the consequences of more storm surges, sea rise and costly floods to our community. Let’s support Project Watershed’s proposal and encourage the mayor and council of Courtenay to give it serious consideration. Jim Gillis Editor’s note: Jim Gillis is the Comox Valley Regional District’s Area B director.

Council spurns Flu shots not necessarily worthwhile financial help and educated in Dear editor, Even with a huge finances helping to make our commu4.3-per-cent tax nity a better place increase to Courtenay taxpayers this to live by providing their valuable year — not to mention the significant input, observations jump in water and and recommendations sewer conrates cerning — City finances, council spending has no budgets interest in and priorities receiving to City public staff and input or council recomwith no mendacost to tions to taxpayers. look for Larry Jangula Apparsavings ently they believe and efficiencies at they are all-knowCity Hall. Even when Coun. ing and any outside Winchester publicly scrutiny would be an inconstated venience that to their “none of Apparown us are ently they agendas. profesbelieve they are Coun. sionals around Ambler all-knowing the summed and any outside up his table,” she scrutiny would opinion and the by saying be an inconveother “ I don’t nience to counsee the cillors their own agen- problem rejected it solves. das. Mayor I see it as Janjust more Paul Deeton window gula’s proposal dressing.” to create a financial Hang on for advisory committee the next shocking like so many other announcement of municipalities have. tax increases! Think about it It looks like this — an independent council isn’t done committee comspending yet. prised of local proPaul Deeton, fessionals, trained Courtenay

Dear editor, In response to an article entitled “Help hospital, get flu shot” by Tom Fletcher, I have been a health-care worker for 27 years and worked in a long-term care facility for the past 22 years. During that time I have experienced many flu seasons and outbreaks with various degrees of illness and effects to both residents and co-workers. There are a couple of seemingly biased statements by Tom Fletcher, in the article that I object to. It states that, “Staff, doctors, outside contractors and visitors will have to put patients first.” Although many healthcare workers refuse to get flu vaccines for various valid reasons, I believe that this has no bearing on the fact that patients’ health care and well-being is of utmost

importance. The article states 40 per cent of long-term care workers refuse immunization and that, “Their objections make no sense.” Aside from the self-serving “rights” argument, and the complaint that the flu vaccine isn’t effective enough,” I object to the connotation that “human rights” are selfserving in this situation. The human rights issue is a very important one; it is our human rights that protect individual choice in our society. We do have the right to refuse the vaccine for personal reasons and should not feel attacked or discriminated against. I have seen many co-workers who have been immunized get the flu, while I — a non-immunized staff member — have continued to work without getting the influenza over the years.

I do not object to others receiving the vaccine. I have experienced that the flu affects many indiscriminately regardless of immunization or not. I had the opportunity to talk to provincial medical health officer Dr. Perry Kendall. In our conversation, I asked him, “If a strain of influenza breaks out in our workplace, one that staff members have not been immunized against, would immunized workers be required to wear a mask?” The answer that he gave me was not the answer I wanted to hear and it seemed vague, coming from a government official that is so adamant about non-immunized workers wearing masks for four months. Dr. Kendall responded, “They may or may not be required to wear a mask during an outbreak.”

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I believe that the provincial health department should already have a policy in place concerning this important question. If an outbreak of a different strain was to come along it would make sense to me that without hesitation all should be required to wear a mask; especially now since the provincial health officer has made this recent policy. Rita Coulter, Comox Valley

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Festival taking bite out of Comox Valley winter For those ready to take a bite out of winter, the Vancouver Island WinterBites Festival will heat up the Comox Valley with an exciting new 16-day multi-venue music and winter sports festival. It runs on Mount Washington from Jan 16. to 31. “WinterBites is a great chance for music lovers of many different genres to celebrate with us,” says Doug Cox, executive producer of Vancouver Island MusicFest. “We will have something for everyone, from shows with iconic Canadian rockers such as Chilliwack, to hot acoustic blues, the sounds of West Africa, and a jazz piano showdown — these shows have all been put together exclusively for our event!” The Comox Valley has long been known as a cultural community, confirmed in 2007 when it was awarded the designation of Cultural Capital of Canada.  Today, it produces over 50 festivals and community events and the region continues to be a draw for talented world-class musicians, performers, artists and culinary professionals. WinterBites’ venues, set against the backdrop of Mount Washington, provide festival goers an opportunity to combine their love of music with one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America. Known for its legendary 11 metres of annual snowfall, Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a winter playground for skiers and alpine enthusiasts. Teaming up with local festival hotels, Mount Washington Alpine Resort is providing half-price lift tickets as part of WinterBites accommodation packages, to sweeten the festival ‘bite.’    WinterBites Festival ticket packages went on sale this month. Those wanting to be the first to hear about concert headliners, accommodation offers and exclusive deals, should visit www.winterbitesfestival.com and sign up for the ‘sneak peek’ newsletter. People can also enter the sweepstake to win a WinterBites Weekend Away, which includes one night’s accommodation for two, two concert tickets and two lift passes to Mount Washington Alpine

Resort. The sweepstake is open until Dec. 3. Chilliwack will kick off the concert series, which also offers an exclusive double bill with the Grapes of Wrath and the Odds. A hot acoustic blues night will see Blind Boy Paxton and Suzie Vinnick play the night away. There’s also a West African dance night with Alpha Ya Ya Diallo and his band for Global music fans and a boogie-woogie blues and jazz piano showdown featuring two of the best players around, David Vest and Kenny (Blues Boss) Wayne. “These are just a few of the shows with more to come as we will continue to announce additions to our stellar lineup for this new annual January festival,” says Cox. The festival is a partnership of Vancouver Island MusicFest, Comox Valley Airport, Mount Washington Alpine Resort and Vancouver Island Newspaper Group along with venue sponsors including Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association, Old House Village Hotel and Spa, and Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. Transportation will be provided exclusively by Ambassador Shuttle. For more information on the Vancouver Island WinterBites Festival, visit www.winterbitesfestival.com or call 1-855-400-2882. One can also join the conversation using #CVWinterBites. ••• • Rockin’ the Filberg — with Chilliwack — Thursday, Jan. 16, Florence Filberg Centre • West African Dance Night — with Alpha Ya Ya Diallo — Friday, Jan. 17, Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre • Pianorama — with Kenny (Blues Boss) Wayne and David Vest —Saturday, Jan. 18, Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre • Rockin’ the Filberg — with The Grapes of Wrath and Odds — Friday, Jan. 24, Florence Filberg Centre • Acoustic Blues Doubleheader — with Blind Boy Paxton and Suzie Vinnick — Wednesday, Jan. 29, Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community — Vancouver Island WinterBites Festival

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Punkers invading Waverley

The genesis of NoMeansNo occurred in 1976, when brothers John and Rob Wright found themselves in attendance at a Ramones concert in Boulder, Colo. Their father, Raul, was a lighting tech for a travelling musical troupe that happened to be sharing the stage with the up and coming New York quartet. Rob and John left that event, ears ringing and ideas brewing. NoMeansNo formed in the heady days of late ‘70s punk. Rob Wright, then a dishwasher at a campus cafeteria, witnessed an early performance by DOA. With a burst of inspiration, he formed a duo with his brother, John. In the early ‘80s, after adding a guitar player, NoMeansNo began to tour in earnest, captivating audiences with their live performances. The band defines post-modernist hardcore. In a word (or several), they are intelligent, articulate, studied, thoughtful, violent, passionate and playful. Acclaimed by peers and adored by fans, this musically adept trio has consistently thrilled sweaty crowds around the world. The band is a punk rock success story, albeit on their own terms, well hidden beneath the radar of the music industry. Also on a Dec. 7 bill at the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland is American Supine, a three-piece indie/folk/ punk band from Comox. American Supine is Madison Mayhew on bass/vocals, Gemma Goletski on drums, Lewis Wilson on guitar. The Abbie Hoffman Society, also performing Dec. 7, is a punk rock basement ladyband from Powell River. The Hoffmans formed in 2010 with the intention of having fun being creative on Monday nights. Two years later, the Hoffmans are going strong, with five members, original material and a tour on the horizon. Tickets for the Dec. 7 gig are at Bop City, the Waverley or by phoning 250-336-8322. For more information, visit www.cumberlandvillageworks.com. — Cumberland Village Works

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PIANIST SARAH HAGEN returns to the Comox Valley for the third Mattina Musica concert of the season Dec. 2.

Hagen playing at Sid Co-presented by the Sid Williams Theatre Society and pianist Sarah Hagen, the Mattina Musica series roster includes cellist Ariel Barnes, violinist Joan Blackman, tenor Benjamin Butterfield and hornist Oto Carrillo. Hagen’s solo performance Dec. 2 will feature the dramatic and passionate second sonata of Robert Schumann, a work she recently recorded for her second album, which contains works of Robert and Clara Schumann and will be released imminently. Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. She is the artistic director for Project Sound, a performance project involving live piano with largescale projected images. As well as hosting eight recital series in B.C., Hagen enjoys a busy and varied concert schedule as a soloist and collaborator. Hagen has appeared as soloist with the Victoria Symphony under the baton of Mei-Ann Chen

and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony conducted by Mark Skazinetsky. As first-prize winner in the 2013 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, she was awarded the opportunity to perform solo at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in May 2013. Highlights of Hagen’s current season include recitals of Rachmaninoff’s complete Opus 32 Preludes in both Ontario and PEI, a Project Sound performance in Saint John showcasing New Brunswick photographers, and a Haydn cycle in her Vancouver studio featuring all 62 sonatas. Italian for Morning Music,  Mattina Musica is a fiveconcert series of classical music on select Monday mornings. Each event begins with a pre-concert reception in the Sid lobby. Coffee and tea is served at 9:45 a.m. and music begins at 10:30. For more information on the Mattina Musica series and other performances, visit www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or call 250-3382430. — Sid Williams Theatre

Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections will present: An Old Time Winter Family Dance with Fiddlejam. Contra dances will be taught on the spot by caller June Cannon from Hornby Island; plus storytelling, seasonal treats and hot apple cider, and special musical guests. Fiddlejam’s dances usually only happen in Merville, so here’s a great chance for some fun in our own neighbourhood — tell your friends! It’s a free, all-ages fancy-dress event on Dec. 7 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lake Trail Middle School in the drama room. Consider this an invitation to get involved: If you, your parents, or even your grandparents can help volunteer to set up, decorate the space, welcome people at the door, put up posters, or bake cookies and treats for the food concession, contact Dan at laketrailmemory@gmail. com. — Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections

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TinTown Artists invite you to annual Christmas sale Picture yourself strolling throughout a character village exploring and shopping for gifts of art and soul; chatting to artists, shopkeepers, and friends encountered along the way; sipping and nibbling at each venue lit up for the season.

The fifth annual TinTown Artists’ Christmas Sale and Open House on Dec. 7 is guaranteed to be one of your favourite Christmas experiences. That’s because the TinTown Artists show, tell and sell from their studios,

workshops and homes and the rest of TinTown (aka Rosewall Crescent in Courtenay) comes alive. Carollers wandering the crescent, creative treasures to discover, the scent of mulled cider when you open a door, a ‘joy’ tree to

be decorated with wishes, tasty samples and treats and a heartfelt feeling in both street and studio make this sale appealing to all. The art you’ll encounter includes silver jewelry, paintings, stained glass, assemblages, crystal win-

dow creations, designed T-shirts and photo cards. The TinTown Artists’ Christmas Sale event is Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check the Facebook event page for updated information and an open house site map. — TinTown Artists

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David Essig, one of Canada’s most respected interpreters of original, contemporary folk music, is performing an intimate show at Applewood Cottage in Courtenay on Dec 12. Essig, a thoughtful songwriter and master of blues slide guitar, has been honing his craft for over 40 years.  David has recorded 20 albums of his own music over the course of his career. Most recently he released Moon on Rough Bay, in October 2012. This album is a compelling collection of original songs that highlight his work as one of Canada’s finest roots and blues singer/ songwriters.  Applewood Cottage, a cozy refurbished barn nestled in the trees, is a  comfortable and intimate setting for an unforgettable live music experience. Seating is limited and pre-sale tickets are available by contacting Suzanne at 250-3348687 or by e-mailing applewood_cottage@ yahoo.ca.  — Applewood Cottage

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Kenny Shaw will perform at the King George Hotel Pub this Friday at 8 p.m. to help raise funds for the Cumberland Fire Department’s Santa’s Workshop program. The CVFD has been campaigning at various locations throughout the Valley and will be present to take donations at the event. Kenny will be accompanied by his musical partner, Brian Temple, and Campbell River singer Judy Strobbe for an evening of Christmas songs and Kenny’s signature comedy antics. For more information, call the King George Hotel at 250336-2053. — King George Hotel

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Art, wine paired at winery

Blue Moon Estate Winery has invited Comox Valley artist Lisa Kirk to show in their gallery for December. The opening reception with Lisa is this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. for what promises to be a lovely afternoon. Lisa is an intuitive mixed media artist who loves to experiment and play with whatever she is working with. This show will be an eclectic selection of her work with small to medium-sized collages and paintings as well as a few larger sized pieces. This show will feature Lisa’s new Red Dress piece, Releasing the Hold of the Old, which feels perfect for the end of the season and heralding in a new year. Lisa has received an Award of Excellence for drawing and an Honourable Mention for painting through the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. In 2006, Lisa was nominated Mentor of the Year for the Arts and Culture Awards in the Comox Valley. Lisa was invited to participate in the 2011 Florence Biennale, in Italy. In April 2013, Lisa was awarded the Nakeestla Award-Coming Together to Make Things Right for her artwork in the Juried Members Show at Comox Valley Art Gallery. Lisa may be contacted through her website www.LisaKirk.ca or by calling 250-334-2567. Blue Moon Estate Winery has a delicious repertoire of award-winning fruit wines and the opening will coincide with the release of their first apple brandy cider – Harvest Moon. There will be lots to choose — from bottles of Blue Moon wine to fine art for every budget and taste. Blue Moon Estate Winery is five minutes from downtown Courtenay at Nature’s Way Farm at 4905 Darcy Rd. The winery will be open Friday to Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m. through Dec. 23 and open Dec. 24 from 1 to 3. Or by appointment: call 250-338-9765. For more information, got to www.bluemoonwinery.ca. — Blue Moon Winery

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DAVID SOMERS AND Celtic Cargo Cult will support YANA with a performance Tuesday at the Mex Pub.

YANA getting help from Cult You can support YANA (You Are Not Alone) on Dec. 3 by coming to the Mex Pub to enjoy an evening of Celtic music by David Somers and Celtic Cargo Cult. Admission for the concert is by donation and will go to support the valuable programs that YANA offers in the Comox Valley. The benefit concert is a 1st Tuesday Fundraiser, a monthly concert series that pairs local performers with their favourite charities. Food donations for the Comox Valley Food Bank are also appreciated. This month, Celtic Cargo Cult will perform some Old World music, with soul-moving vocals, compelling rhythms, and plenty

of heart. Their performances include many flavours of Celtic music from poetic ballads to high-energy and contemporary songs. Celtic Cargo Cult band in full formation consists of David Somers who plays guitar and vocals, David Hext on bass and vocals, Chris Manuel on lead guitar and “Bootless” Bob Henderson on drums. YANA’s services include providing accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or with children under the age of 19, needing to access medical treatment away from home. YANA supports these families by covering travel expenses and providing accom-

modation so that families can be together during stressful times. YANA maintains four fully-furnished apartments within walking distance of Children’s Hospital in Vancouver where families can stay during treatment. YANA also provides financial assistance for meals, child care for other family members and other expenses, which helps the family to focus on the healing of the child. YANA also provides emergency funds through St. Joseph’s Hospital. Expectant parents or parents of children who are leaving the Comox Valley under emergency medical situations receive money, accompanied by a letter of introduction, inviting them to con-

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MUSICAL DIRECTOR PAUL Colthorpe will lead the North Island Choral Society in a Christmas concert Dec. 6 and 7.

Choir singing some classics

The North Island Choral Society brings in the Christmas season with festive classics from European composers. The community choir of 60 singers is celebrating 30 years of musical performance in the Comox Valley. Musical director Paul Colthorpe, supported by the skilful accompaniment of Elvera Penner, has been instrumental in bringing the choir to its present standard of excellence. They and the choir will be joined by local soloists Amy Lelliott, soprano; Lisa Deith, contralto and the NICS Orchestra for two concerts at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. The program is wide-ranging with works from the Baroque Period to the 20th century. The music and words capture the character of the season. The concert is also celebrating the centenary of the birth of the famous English composer Benjamin Britten, who died in 1976. His work Ceremony of Carols will be sung and it has a special Canadian connection. While docked at Halifax, he found a book of medieval carols in a bookshop. He was on his way home from New York with the fearful prospect of joining a Second World War convoy. He set the poems to music as he sailed across the storm-tossed Atlantic. The pieces are hauntingly familiar and comforting, while sometimes having a complex harmony and in one or two, even jazzlike rhythms. By way of historic contrast, there is included Antonio Vivaldi’s Magnificat in G Minor. Written for girls at the orphanage where Vivaldi worked, it contains beautiful solos, duets and trios along with triumphant choral movements. NICS Christmas concerts are usually to sold-out audiences. Tickets can be purchased at Blue Heron Books in Comox, Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay and from any choir member and at the door. — North Island Choral Society

Voices produce new CD With great excitement, Island Voices Chamber Choir invites you to celebrate the release of their second Christmas CD. The choir, whose members come from Courtenay, Campbell River, Quadra Island and all points in between, will perform music from the newly released CD in two concerts. The first will be at Campbell River’s new Trinity Presbyterian Church on Nov. 30. The second concert will take place this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church. Since the release of their first CD in 2005, the Island Voices have been extremely active performing in Campbell River, the Comox Valley and other Vancouver Island locations. The release of the new CD is a culmination of two years of hard work by the choir and director JoAnne Preston. The CD features guest performances from some of Campbell River and the Comox Valley’s finest musicians. Island Voices are known for singing mainly a capella or unaccompanied music that spans centuries and styles. Tickets for the Comox Valley concert are available at Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay and Blue

Heron Bookstore in Comox. The new CD will be available to purchase at both of these ticket venues and at the concerts. For more informa-

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tion, call Anne at 250-287-4236, Jan at 250-338-1439 or check w w w. I s l a n d Vo i c e s ChamberChoir.bc.ca. — Island Voices Chamber Choir

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ABBEY STUDIO presents Farima Berenji on Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1. FMI: to register, call Cathy Stoyko at 250218-0704, e-mail cdstoyko@ uniserve.com or visit cathystoykodance.blogspot.com. AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL presents House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250331-0334 or www.georgiastraightjazz.com. BILLY D’S PUB offers music by Jilli Martini every Friday night from 8 to 11. BLUE MOON ESTATE WINERY exhibiting art by Lisa Kirk in December. Open reception Dec. 1, 1 to 4 p.m. FMI: www.bluemoonwinery.ca. CO-VAL CHORISTERS present Les Miserables at Old Church Theatre until Dec. 8. Tickets at Old Church box office Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI: 250-334-2992 or brentanddonna@shaw.ca. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents Jeanne MacGrotty exhibit called Residual. Season of Light works displayed until Dec. 28. CVAG Christmas Art Gallery Christmas Craft Fair runs through Dec. 28. FMI: www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or 250-338-6211. CORRE ALICE GALLERY presents Forest Fairies Project until Nov. 28. FMI: www. cumberlandforest.com. COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents The Drowsy Chaperone at the Sid Williams Theatre from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4. Tickets at Sid Williams ticket centre, at www. sidwilliamstheatre.com or by phoning 250-338-2430, ext. 1. FLYING CANOE WEST COAST PUB has jam nights every Thursday this fall, a DJ and dance every Friday night and karaoke every Sunday, 9 p.m. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox hosts Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. JOE’S GARAGE features Comox Valley Uke Jam every second Tuesday. Ukulele instruction at 7 p.m., jam at 8 p.m. MARK ISFELD SECONDARY SCHOOL offers Wizard of Oz on Nov. 28, 29 and 30, 7:30 p.m. Extra matinee show Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets at Isfeld office, Laughing Oyster Bookshop, Gone Hollywood Video and Dundee Wealth. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY presents Brushworks  Show & Sale until Dec. 8. FMI: www. pearlellisgallery.com or Facebook. WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends every Thursday. Visit www.waverleyhotel. ca. Bluegrass Brunch on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Come persue all our talented and award winning artisans. You will find soapstone sculptures, oneof-a-kind Metis jewelry, hand crafted moccasins, beautiful handmade quilts, unique art cards, cozy knitted baby gifts and tons of other great ideas for Christmas gifts ... or simply treat yourself. Fundraising for the 2014 Canoe Journey to Bella Bella

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL at Sid Williams Theatre. FMI: FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. HARPOONIST AND AXE MURDERER at Waverley Hotel. Tickets at Bop City, Waverley and at cumberlandvillageworks.com. KENNY SHAW AND BRIAN TEMPLE at King George Hotel, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-3362053.

Saturday, Nov. 30 KELBY MACNAYR QUINTET at Studio Live! in Cumberland (2679 Beaufort Ave.), 8 p.m. Advance tickets at Bop City Records in Courtenay. ANELA KAHIAMOE, BRUCE AND JUDY WING and NATHAN SENNER perform at triple CD release party at Little Red Church in Comox, 7:30 p.m. Reserve seating by calling 250-897-0423.

Sunday, Dec. 1 ISLAND VOICES CHAMBER CHOIR performs selections from new Christmas CD at Comox United Church, 7 p.m. Tickets at Laughing Oyster and Blue Heron. FMI: www.IslandVoicesChamberChoir.bc.ca. SID WILLIAMS THEATRE SOCIETY screens film The Muppets Christmas Carol. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.

Monday, Dec. 2 SARAH HAGEN in Mattina Musica concert at Sid Williams Theatre. 10:30 a.m. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or 250-338-2430.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 DAVID SOMERS AND CELTIC CARGO CULT in 1st Tuesday Fundraiser at Mex Pub. WORLD COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL presents sneak peek film Hawaii: Message in the Waves at Stan Hagen Theatre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: 250337-5412.

Friday, Dec. 6 NORTH ISLAND CHORAL SOCIETY Christmas concert at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Blue Heron Books, Laughing Oyster Bookshop, from any choir member and at the door. GEOFF BERNER at Waverley Hotel. Tickets at Bop City, Waverley, by phone (250) 336-8322 or at cumberlandvillageworks.com. Book launch and signing at Cumberland Village Muse and Curios, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7 NOMEANSNO, AMERICAN SUPINE and ABBIE HOFFMAN SOCIETY at Waverley Hotel. Tickets at Bop City, Waverley, 250-336-8322 or www.cumberlandvillageworks.com. NORTH ISLAND CHORAL SOCIETY Christmas concert at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay, 2 p.m. Tickets at Blue Heron Books, Laughing Oyster Bookshop, from any choir member and at the door. TRUE COLOURS YOUTH COMPANY OF PERFORMING ARTS presents Stages at Sid Williams Theatre, 7 p.m. FIDDLEJAM at Lake Trail Middle School drama room, 7 p.m. FMI: Dan at laketrailmemory@gmail.com. TINTOWN ARTISTS hold Christmas sale and open house in Courtenay, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check Facebook event page open house site map.

Sunday, Dec. 8 DAGMAR KILIAN, PETER WALKER and ELEONORE KRULAARTS playing piano at St. John The Divine Church, 2 p.m. Admission by donation.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 YELLOWPOINT CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at Sid Williams Theatre, 7 p.m. FMI: 250-338-2430 or visit www. sidwilliamstheatre.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 YELLOWPOINT CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at Sid Williams Theatre, 7 p.m. FMI: 250-338-2430 or visit www. sidwilliamstheatre.com.

Thursday, Dec. 12 DAVID ESSIG at Applewood Cottage. FMI, tickets: 250334-8687 or applewood_ cottage@yahoo.ca. 

Sunday, Dec. 15 CELEBRATION SINGERS present christmas concert at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Colour Your World, Blue Heron Books or from any choir member. FMI: Michelle Pagdin at 250 334-4597.

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THE TRUE COLOURS Youth Company of Performing Arts presents Stages on Dec. 7.

Young dancers perform As the True Colours Youth Company of Performing Arts begins its seventh season, it welcomes Michelle Henly as artistic director. These dancers, aged 12 to 17, come from Courtenay, Comox, Black Creek, Cumberland, Denman Island and Port Alberni. True Colours is committed to the development of technical, artistic and performance excellence. Dancers are exposed to the professional world of the performing arts and receive training from a diverse group of dance professionals across Canada such as Paul Destrooper, artistic director of Ballet Victoria; and Melena Rounis, a recent performer with Cirque du Soleil in Australia.

True Colours will showcase their work with Stages on Dec. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. This year’s show is based on Shakespeare’s work — All the World’s A Stage showing the progression of life’s “stages and ages” through the decades of music and a variety of dance genres including contemporary, ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical and musical theatre. The Making Opportunities Matter Society (MOMS) is a non-profit society that helps support a pre-professional dance company named the True Colours Youth Company of Performing Arts. — True Colours Youth Company of Performing Arts

Film festival sneak peek The 23rd World Community Film Festival is coming to downtown Courtenay on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Once again, programmers have selected some great films that will make it difficult to decide which venue to attend. Get a head start on your festival viewing with our sneak preview film Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the NIC theatre in Courtenay. As our weather turns colder, how about joining us on a brief virtual trip to the tropics? The documentary,

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Hawaii: Message in the Waves looks at some of the environmental challenges facing the people and wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands. The islands represent a microcosm of the planet. Some of the formerly pristine beaches are now covered with plastic waste, an increasing and persistent threat. The magnificent waves that crash on the beaches carry a message. It is becoming increasingly clear that the oceans, not just around Hawaii but the world over, are under

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An evening spent with Geoff Berner’s music is, in the words of the good Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, “a wild combination of menace, madness, and genius … fragmented coherence that wreaks havoc on the mind of any listener.” – Vue Weekly, Edmonton After completing his highly acclaimed Whiskey Rabbi trilogy of trio albums, it was time for Geoff Berner to move on. “I know this sounds extreme, but with producer Josh Dolgin’s help, and Mint Records’ backing, I was finally able to realize my potential in the medium of recorded music. “I wanted to make an album that sounded bigger, more ‘klezmerey,’ and more transgressive, all at the same time. And I knew I couldn’t do it alone. In fact, I knew that I couldn’t do it without Josh.” Josh Dolgin, aka Socalled, is an acknowledged genius of modern Jewish music. He is famous for his own albums, which fuse hip-hop and klezmer. A feature film about him, The Socalled Movie, was released internationally in 2010 by Canada’s National Film Board. New musicians were also added to the mix. Benjy Fox-Rosen and Michael Winograd came up from Brooklyn to play bass and clarinet, respectively, as an addition to familiar brilliant members

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BERNER of the Berner posse — Wayne Adams on percussion, Diona Davies and Brigitte Dajczer on violins. What’s really remarkable about Winograd and FoxRosen is that they are among the first true new klezmorim in 70 years. Since the 1970s, klezmer revivalists have always come to the music from other styles, like old-time country, classical, or jazz. Benjy and Michael learned to play their instruments by learning klezmer. That really hasn’t happened since before the Holocaust. They represent the flowering of a reborn radical Jewish culture, what Berner’s tourmate Daniel Kahn of Berlin band the Painted Bird calls the Klezmer Bund. Berner’s live shows tend to devolve into crazed, chaotic, drunken dancing and psychotic laughter. He has built a sizeable cult following through extensive touring, and audiences of odd, bookish people who like to drink come out to pack bars in Berlin, Amsterdam, Oslo and Zurich, as well as in Canada. Geoff will be at the Cumberland Village Muse & Curios on Dec. 6 p.m. at 6:30 p.m. for a book launch and signing of his latest release Festival Man. For more about Ber-

ner, visit http://geoffberner.com and http:// music.cbc.ca/#/bands/ Geoff-Berner. Tickets are available at Bop City, the Waver-

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Puzzling… Fun by the Numbers: Here’s how it works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLES

OPENING NOTES ACROSS 1 Person bearing witness 9 Hip-hop buddies 14 De-chalk 19 Basic notion 21 Arctic, e.g. 22 Attach, as a corsage 23 King’s goal for his realm? 25 “That’s impossible for me” 26 Piano technique improver 27 Dodge truck 28 Smells awful 30 Ontario’s capital, on sports tickers 31 Not a thing 32 Recall the contents of an address book? 38 Head, in Caen 40 Upper limit 41 — Tunes (old cartoon series) 42 Kingly Norse name 43 Butcher’s cut 45 Make — stop 47 High-speed Net provider 49 Competitive greyhound trainer who’s been duped? 55 “— which will live in infamy” 56 Garments 57 Prefix with colonialism 58 Major crime 61 God of war 62 Going without food as drones do? 68 Cooked in the style of 69 Pal of René 71 Pericles’ “H” 72 Cousin of -ette 73 X- — 74 Pattern in which seeds are planted? 80 Pen at a zoo 81 Sea nymph 82 Hyperlinked address 83 Supermarket chain 85 Make dim, as overstrained eyes 88 Toiled so much that you cried? 92 Go back to square one 95 Past spouses 96 Took way too many meds 97 Opposing 98 Delphic diviner

101 Student-focused gp. 102 Some jazz improv 106 Two things seen in the toros’ tavern after a grueling corrida? 111 Sign of a fire 112 Orange pekoe, e.g. 113 Part of many a concerto 114 Clever sort 115 Actress Gibbs 117 “— We Trust” 119 Gift from mosque clerics? 124 Rub to clean 125 “Hasta —!” 126 PIece of magnetite 127 Skating great Sonja 128 Attempt 129 Go Daddy and Network Solutions, e.g. DOWN 1 Impassioned 2 One of the girls on “The Facts of Life” 3 Uproar 4 “Dear me!” 5 More coy 6 Element #50 7 Old name for Tokyo 8 Made to produce more offspring 9 Bashful’s pal 10 Not stay idle 11 Odd duck 12 Relented 13 Smiled devilishly 14 Christian denom. 15 Ocasek of the Cars 16 Asian part of Turkey 17 Like L or R, in phonetics 18 Charge for admission 20 In — (stuck) 24 Diplomats’ hdqrs. 29 Piano’s 88 33 Skip over, as a vowel 34 Look after 35 Filmmaker Kazan 36 Campus military gp. 37 “Shoulda listened to me!” 39 Novelist Bret Easton — 44 Not ’neath 45 A long time 46 President — (acting head) 48 Highway divisions 49 Papas’ partners 50 Fascist aviator Balbo

51 52 53 54 59 60 62 63 64 65

Soda insert Put — show D-H link Family fig. Legal claim Says yes to Little flute “Give — try” Essence “Elysium” actress Alice 66 Like beavers 67 Ogling ones 69 The end of — 70 Co. VIP 75 How some games end 76 OPEC stuff 77 Nutrition fig. 78 Angers 79 Obsolete 80 College girls, quaintly 83 Film maker 84 Bus driver’s path: Abbr. 85 Like badly behaved kids 86 Clemency 87 He waited for Godot 89 Lugosi of “Dracula” 90 Yak pack 91 Two- — sloth 93 Cop or call preceder 94 Roll allong on wheels 99 Novelist Huxley 100 Lookalikes 101 “Maybe later” 103 Musician Santana 104 Tilting 105 British river 107 Discoverer of Eminem 108 Hwy. offense 109 Cello’s kin 110 Some of the Plain People 116 In re 118 Yes, to Gigi 120 — Khan 121 Tot’s diverter 122 Lyric poem 123 Jan.-Mar. link Answer to Previous Puzzle

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Lack of transportation huge issue for seniors “I read your columns all the time Wendy but why haven’t you written about someone in a similar situation to mine? Surely there are others like me that need the same type of help I receive.” Mrs. Emerson is a 92-year-old widow who lives in her own home.  She’s had her share of hurdles and yet overall, she remains incredibly independent and healthy. She doesn’t require any help with personal care and chooses to have help with maintaining her home and enjoys a good meal at least once a week with her son and daughterin-law. Although one of her children lives in town and is extremely helpful with her overall well-being, Mrs. Emerson is very aware of their own busy lives.  Her son works at a busy job and her daughter-in-law has some health challenges as well as having vari-

Sandwich Generation

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ous community commitments. Mrs. Emerson is also a straight-shooter and “tells it like it is,” some-

son still admits to a certain degree of loneliness. She also isn’t able to drive anymore and isn’t particular eager to use HandyDART.  Mrs. Emerson felt that hiring a private provider to take her out met both of her needs and gave her the flexibility to choose when she wanted to go

Many seniors who aren’t able to ❝ pay out of pocket for transportation rely

on family and friends to assist in meeting their needs. Wendy Johnstone

thing I deeply admire and enjoy about her. What situation is Mrs. Emerson presented with you ask? In a nutshell, she requires transportation and companionship. Despite being able to walk to some nearby amenities, having a strong family connection and a voracious appetite for reading (among many other activities), Mrs. Emer-

out.  For her, it usually means an extended outing twice a month (approximately three hours each outing) and this ends up costing her about $200 per month. Lack of transportation options is a huge issue for many seniors and was identified as a main priority in a recent seniors’ survey through the Better At Home program.  You

can read the entire report at http://www. betterathome.ca/ sites/default/files/CV_ Final%20report_public_Part1_0.pdf. Transportation options in the Comox Valley vary. For example, Wheels for Wellness helps provide transportation to medical appointments over distances of 75 kilometres.  Contact them at 250-338-0196. HandyDART is a transportation service for individuals who are unable to use conventional transit service without assistance. Individuals must be registered with the handyDART office and book in advance. When HandyDART is unavailable, the Taxi Saver Program provides registered HandyDART passengers with subsidized taxi service.  Contact them at 250-339-5442.  Many seniors who aren’t able to pay out of pocket for transportation rely on family

Politely allowing traffic violation

I’m almost always pleased to see another driver exercise courtesy on our highways because it cancels out some of the selfishness that I see every day. I say almost because I saw a misguided act of kindness today that left me shaking my head. One driver made room so that the other driver could make an illegal lane change from a side road through surrounding standing traffic. We were waiting for a red light when the vehicle in front of me

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Schewe began to back up. I was just about to sound my horn in warning when the vehicle stopped. The buffer between our vehicles was gone and we would become an accordion if I was rear ended. What was going on? A car waiting at the yield sign to my right was now able to push its way across five

lanes of traffic, including a single solid white line separating the leftturning lanes. While that vehicle waited to make this improper move, traffic in that lane was stalled or forced to squeeze behind leading to confusion at the intersection. This violation does not make for a safe situation! Done properly, the car in front of me would have stayed where it was because we were in the leftmost through lane. It would be up to a driver in the right

hand lane to anticipate and leave room to allow this vehicle onto the cross street. Once in, that driver would have heeded the solid line and found an alternative, legal method of proceeding in the required direction. For more information on this topic, visit www. drivesmartbc.ca. Questions or comments are welcome by e-mail to comments@drivesmartbc.ca. Tim Schewe is a retired RCMP constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. His column appears Thursdays.

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• What type of insurance coverage do the drivers/company have in place specific to transporting clients and commercial insurance? • What is the cancellation policy? Thank you, Mrs. Emerson, for your great suggestion. I am

also open to hearing more column ideas from any of my readers. Wendy Johnstone is a gerontologist and is the founder of Keystone Eldercare Solutions. Her column runs in the Comox Valley Record every second Thursday.

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and friends to assist in meeting their needs. There are private seniors providers who service clients with transportation needs.  A good place to research other options is Appendix A of the report at www.betterathome.ca/sites/default/ files/CV_Final%20 report_public_Part2. pdf. Some questions to ask when doing research: • Rates and how the rates are broken down and/or what the rate include?

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Some hawks have identity crisis I

recently went on a rescue mission to the Point Holmes area of Comox after receiving a call about a hawk in distress. It was unable to fly and was sitting in front of the house. However, as often happens with rescues, the bird had run for cover just before I arrived. Although it could not fly it was able to run along the ground and disappear into a hedge. After a short time we finally managed to flush the bird to an area where I was able to grab it. My first thoughts were that it was a merlin but without further examination I could not be certain. The bird was taken back to MARS where it was examined for injuries and identification. At that time, there were no visible injuries but the hawk was obviously in distress so it was kept warm and quiet over night. Unfortunately, as is a common occurrence with birds that are highly strung, the hawk did not survive the night, most likely due to internal injuries from hitting a window. Eventually we were able to identify the bird as a sharpshinned hawk; often confused with Coopers hawks, they are both classified as Accipiter’s and are distinguished from the merlin, which is a falcon, by their size and coloration. Adding more confusion to identification is that juveniles and adult birds change their colouration as they reach maturity. For the average bird watcher, myself included, it is very difficult to set the two hawks apart especially when in flight. Coopers and sharpshinned hawks are very similar in colouration, however the Coopers hawk is much larger with a rounded tail end, whereas the sharp-shinned is the smallest North American hawk and has a squared-off tail end. Just to further confuse identification are the colour of the eyes. An immature sharp shinned hawk has yellow eyes, which change to dark red in adult birds. To rule out the merlin, one only has to look at the beak. Merlins have a notch on their upper beak that is used to kill their prey caught in flight. Coniferous forests are the habitat of choice

creatures tucked under decks or in sheds and remember that feeders also attract unwanted guests so make sure they are cleaned regularly including the soil underneath. Take time to walk the local beaches, estuaries or other spots that migratory birds call home for the winter, there are some amazing sights. To follow the progress of patients at MARS, check our Facebook page for updates and photos at www. wingtips.org. Sandy Fairfield is the educational coordinator for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS). The MARS column appears every second Thursday.

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Christmas is coming... SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS CAN easily be mistaken for Coopers hawks.

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for sharp-shinned hawks, but they have adapted well to urban areas provided there are trees nearby for them to hide in. Sharp-shinned hawks are daring, acrobatic fliers that use their long tails to navigate their way through dense wooded areas in pursuit of their favourite meal, songbirds. What may seem savage to some is actually nature’s way of culling the sick or weak birds that are not alert or show abnormal behaviour. If you have feeders in your backyard but are noticing that they are being attacked by hawks, you may need to temporarily remove the feeder. Once you do this, the hawk will relocate to another food source allowing you to replace the feeder and the songbirds should return. Nesting for sharpshinned hawks is a private affair; they construct a platform of twigs close to the trunk of a tree with dense foliage. Often they will reuse or refurbish abandoned crow or Coopers hawk nests. Once hatched, the

young hawks are made to work hard for their food by the adults who will hover in the air clasping the food in outstretched talons. This “tough love” approach assures that the young hawks become assertive and aggressive, which is a requirement if they want to make it to adulthood. Winter sees some populations migrate south to Mexico, but like so many species others are electing to

stay year round. Winter is a very treacherous time for many wildlife species, one that forces them to stray outside of their territory in search of meagre food supplies. Be aware of lowflying seagulls when driving across river bridges; many gulls are getting hit by vehicles as they feed on the spawning salmon. Please check outdoor areas to make sure that there are no

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Snow to Surf parade back, race changes Big changes have been announced for the 32nd annual Royal LePage Snow to Surf Race. The parade is back on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in downtown Courtenay. “They asked for it and so we brought it back,” states race chairperson Rick Gibson. “Having the parade downtown will also enable us to have a new venue for the Race Package pick-up. The new location will now be at the Native Sons Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. after the parade.” Changes have also been made for race day. The event will begin with a snowshoe course near the loading area of the Hawk Chairlift on Mount Washington. Athletes will run a marked

course up toward the alpine exchange that will be at the top of the Whiskey Jack Chairlift. The race will also go back to two running legs, however the teams can either have one person do both legs or it can be split between two runners. Jan. 18, 2014 is the early registration deadline for the multisport relay event. The 32nd Royal LePage Comox Valley Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race goes from winter conditions at the summit of Mount Washington Alpine Resort to sea-level action at Comox Marina Park and attracts a mix of local legends, champions, and recreational athletes that compete year after

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Pool D along with South Kam, Elgin Park and North Peace. They open pool play today (Nov. 28) at 11:35 a.m. against Elgin Park. Playoffs run Friday and Saturday with the gold medal game Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. Fans can follow the action at deltalearns. ca/bsssgva/rankings-andresults/.

After winning the North Islands earlier in November, the Towhees were in Victoria for the AAAA Island championship. For two days these close teammates all played and worked well together to make it to the finals where, playing against the strong host team Belmont, Vanier triumphed in three sets.

Megan Ireland was awarded the Most Valuable Player and Carly Gunter received an All Star. The players would like to thank team manager Michele Sirett, assistant coach Cheyla Reader and coach Dave Neill for their valuable time and knowledge. Meanwhile, the Vanier

Towhees AAA senior boys and Highland Raiders AA senior boys are in Kelowna this week (Nov. 27-30) for their respective B.C. championships. Both tiers have 16 teams, with the Raiders in Pool B along with Princess Margaret, Nanaimo District and College Heights. The Towhees are in Pook K

along with Claremont, Mt. Baker and Van Tech. Play got underway Wednesday and continues through to Saturday, with the AA gold medal match at 5 p.m. followed by the AAA gold game at 7 p.m. Fans can follow the action at bcboysvolleyball. weebly.com.

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The three-way race for first place in the North Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League resumed in earnest this past weekend. Appropriately, the contenders turned in close performances. The Comox Valley Glacier Kings lost 5-4 in overtime to the Campbell River Storm and played to a 3-3 tie with the Nanaimo Buccaneers. The results left the Bucs in first place, three points up on the Glacier Kings and Storm who are now tied for second place. Campbell River holds two games in hand on the Yetis. Nov. 22’s game in Campbell River was much closer on the scoreboard than it was in shots on goal, as the Storm peppered 51 shots at goalie Michael Hails compared to the Icemen’s 31 at Jack Surgenor. Hails earned thirdstar honours for keeping his team in the game. Comox Valley led 2-1 after one period and 4-3 after two, with first star Brayden Taekema pulling the home team even on the power play, then connecting again on the PP just 21 seconds into

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LA-LA Land auto extravaganza LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Auto Show is full of eye-popping sights and some even include cars! It’s not difficult to have your head turned but it is a challenge to pick one’s top picks but I’m up for the challenge. Nissan GT-R Nismo Nissan stole the show with not only one of the fastest cars in the world but the fastest man in the world. Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt was on hand as Nissan’s Director of Excitement. Usain was clearly taken with the new GT-R Nismo, there were also promises to get him one to replace his gold coloured GT-R. Power has been pumped up to 600hp taking this new Nismo version to 100 km/h in just two seconds. Look for the new GT-R in the spring of 2014. I suspect Usain will get his a bit earlier. Chevrolet Colorado The mid-size pickup truck market has been all but abandoned by the domestic automakers over the last few years leaving this category entirely to Toyota and Nissan with the Tacoma and Frontier trucks. Wait until next year and the choice will include the all-new Colorado from Chevrolet. Building off the success of the all-new full-size Silverado, the engineers have taken the same approach to this new truck. On the economy front, eventually there will be three engines to choose from. Out of gate, there is the base 2.5L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.6L V6. Subaru WRX Fans of the Subaru WRX will be very excited about the arrival of an all-new car but maybe a bit disappointed that this production model

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BMW 4 Series Cabriolet BMW has changed its naming: the 3 Series is now the sedan only while the coupe and convertible version are now called 4 Series. The all-new Cabriolet is wider and features a new three-piece retractable hardtop and for the first time X-Drive AWD is now available on the convertible models. Interior refinements include a new neck warmer that blows a steady stream of warm air on the front passengers neck and shoulders, helping to elongate the convertible season. Porsche Macan This small SUV is based on the same platform as the Audi Q5. This lower, sleeker and much more aggressive Macan will attract a lot of attention based purely on looks. Porsche made it very clear that this is not just a Porsche in name but also in performance. Look for the Macan coming next year. Jaguar F-Type Jaguar made a big splash with the Jaguar F-Type convertible this year and next year we look forward to the coupe version, a dynamite looking coupe with a stunning silhouette and improved dynamics thanks to a stiffer body. The body of the car is built with extensive use of aluminum to produce the stiffest Jaguar ever made. This is one heart-pounding coupe I cannot wait to try.

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front seatbacks housing speakers for a “symphonic audio experience.” It offers a level of technologies and features not typically found in compact cars, such as the Infiniti InTouch infotainment system, which uses two touch screens. Infiniti claims it expects significant growth in the compact premium segment among young-minded affluent customers.

“The Infiniti Q30 Concept is highly predictive of a new head-turning premium compact that we will launch in early 2015,” said Michael Bartsch, vice-president, Infiniti Americas. The Q30 will likely count the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and the Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback among its competitors. keith.morgan@ drivewaybc.ca

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LOS ANGELES – Fourtime Formula One champion driver Sebastian Vettel has his fingerprints all over the Infiniti Q30 Concept on display at this city’s international auto show. If that were literally the case, the detailing crew constantly cruising the show floor would soon remove his dabs. However, the hands-on impressions of the Infiniti-Red Bull racer are more than skin deep, extending deep into the performance of the sporty compact. No powerplant details have been revealed for the car that will start rolling off the production line in early 2015 at Infiniti’s first European-based plant in the northeast UK city of Sunderland. However, Vettel’s involvement and input on

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Div. 2 Team W L T PT Saanich Fusion 10 0 2 32 Comox Valley 6 2 3 21 Westcastle 5 3 3 18 Cowichan 5 5 2 17 Nanaimo 3 4 5 14 Lakehill 4 6 2 14 Gordon Head 3 5 4 13 Vic West 3 5 3 12 Prospect Lake 3 7 1 10 Gorge United 2 7 3 9 Nov. 23 Comox Valley United 0 Westcastle 2 (Arbnor Jusufi, Jon Shah; s/o Lukas Strauts) Dec. 1 Comox Valley United vs. Vic West Wolves 2 p.m. Valley View MID-ISLAND WOMEN

Team W L T PT Mainstream 7 1 2 23 Oceanside 6 1 2 20 Revolution 6 2 2 20 Kickers 6 3 1 19 Nanaimo 5 4 0 15 Shooters 5 5 0 15 Port Alberni 3 5 1 10 Bandits 2 6 1 7 Wheatys 2 7 1 7 River City 1 9 0 3 Nov. 24 Mainstream Outlaws 3 Kickers 0, Shooters 4 Marine Harvest Bandits 3, Oceanside United 4 River City FC 0, Wheatys 2 Nanaimo 1, CVUSC Revolution 5 Port Alberni 0 Dec. 1 River City vs. Nanaimo 12 p.m. Willow Point #4, CVUSC Revolution vs. Wheatys 12 p.m. Woodcote, Oceanside vs. Bandits 12 p.m. QBCC East, Kickers vs. Port Alberni 2 p.m. Woodcote, Outlaws vs. Shooters 2 p.m. Willow Point #4 Goals Jamie Tillapaugh (Outlaws) 12; Shannon Marshall (Shooters), Emma Greene (Revolution) 9; Carrie Braithwaite (Outlaws), 7; Alana Edwards (Oceanside), Shelly Terpstra (Oceanside) 5 Shutouts Pam Richer (Oceanside) 5; Chelsea Waddel (Revolution) 4; Katherine Ross

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8-BALL C.V. POOL LEAGUE Team RW PT GW Misspent Youth 36 1340 104 Scratch 33 1306 98 Choc-O-Lot 32 1307 93 Drive By 31 1257 92 Chalk-A-Holics 30 1273 95 Breaking Bad 30 1217 79 Rack-No-Phobia 29 1314 98 Classics 27 1270 88 Who’s Counting? 27 1147 72 Balls In Hand 26 1227 85 4 Men & A Lady 25 1156 74 Team Cuddles 24 1236 83 Chalk-N-Awe 21 1173 81 Cue Tease 21 1147 69 The Breakers 19 1098 65 Mex Hookers 15 1036 53 Chalk One Up! 14 1089 59 Darn Winians 10 989 52 RW-rounds won; PT-points; GWgames won Player of Year Standings Player GP Pts Ostwald, Werner 32 100.0 Horton, Rob 36 93.9 Caton, Bernie 36 79.7 Ferguson, Brian 36 77.4 Grenier, Dominick 28 76.3 Robinson, Shane 27 71.7 Brown, Randy 20 68.8 Ward, Robin 32 67.9 Laramee, Bill 32 66.8 Stewart, Wayne 36 66.6

10-PIN BOWLING CRYSTAL LANES 50+ Seniors Team QTR YTD Happy Wanderers 58 117 Amigos 56.5 108.5 Flyers 51 127 Spare Shooters 41.5 102.5 Limeys 38 100 Class Act 38 101 King Pins 31 103

Quinsam Auto 25 88 Strikers 24 97 Hopefuls 17 101 Team High Game Score Limeys 618, Spare Shooters 618 High Game Hcp. Amigos 882 High Series Score Spare Shooters 1800 High Series Hcp. Amigos 2515 Men High Game Score Mike Gribble 191 High Game Hcp. Ray Smith 249 High Series Score Doug Ellis 549 High Series Hcp. Ray Smith 692 Ladies High Game Score Linda Franz 177, Annette Jones 177 High Game Hcp. Annette Jones 250 High Series Score Annette Jones 491 High Series Hcp. Annette Jones 710 Tuesday Night Mixed Team QTR YTD Screaming Eagles 29 105 U.K. Plus 35 100 EZDUZIT 44 99 The B.U.F.F.’S 23 96 Buckin Awesome 38 93 King Pins 30 80 Ryan’s Pizzeria 9 79 Team High Scratch Game Buckin Awesome 837 High Hcp. Game EZDUZIT 1185 High Scratch Series Buckin Awesome 2430 High Hcp. Series Buckin Awesome 3261 Individual High Scratch Game Ray Berkenstock 245, Denise Kennedy 275 High Hcp. Game Ray Berkenstock 298, Denise Kennedy 275 High Scratch Series Doug Ellis 615, Denise Kennedy 526 High Hcp. Series Doug Ellis 729, Michelle Palmer 693 Congratulations Edd Andrews bowled a 200 Game (206), Seniors 180 Game (206), 500 Series (502) ... Ray Berkenstock bowled a 225 Game (245), Clean Game ... Doug Ellis bowled a 50

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RUGBY VIRU DIV. 1 Cowichan Cup Team W L T BP PT Valhallians 4 1 0 4 20 Port Alberni 4 1 0 3 19 Nanaimo 3 2 0 3 15 Cowichan 3 2 0 3 15 Velox Acd. 0 4 0 1 1 Comox Valley 0 4 0 0 0 Nov. 16 Comox Valley Kickers bye (The Cowichan Cup is a triple round-robin running September through May) Times Cup Team W L T BP PT Cowichan 4 0 0 2 18 Velox Acd. 2 1 1 3 13 UVic 2 2 0 4 12 Nanaimo 2 2 0 4 12 Castaways 2 2 0 2 10 Port Alberni 2 2 0 1 9 James Bay 1 2 1 2 8 Comox 0 3 0 1 -1 Nov. 23 Comox Valley Kickers 0 Port Alberni 20 Nov. 30 Comox Valley Kickers @ James Bay Dec. 7 Castaway Wanderers @ Comox Valley Kickers 1 p.m. Cumberland Village Park (The Times Cup is a six-game league. The winner will be the highest ranked team after six games)

DARTS C.V. MEN’S ASSOCIATION Team Standings Team Pts Courtenay Legion A 125 Courtenay Legion B 109

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here are several approaches to black-tailed deer hunting on Vancouver Island. One of the most popular and practical is road hunting where you drive along logging or back country roads in the hope of seeing a deer along the road or in an open logging area. It is productive and practised by many hunters. Another type of hunting that is also popular is still hunting where you quietly walk along old roads, trails or paths through the woods hoping to see a deer as you progress through the forest. It is the most common method of hunting around farms and small woodlots. It is productive and leads to much more than

deer hunting because you learn to look at the woods around you in a very different way. I get the same type of high from a walk on the wild side as I get from fly fishing a quiet lake, and in either case I do not need to shoot or catch anything. Forests are full of birds, small animals, mushrooms and interesting plants that make up the complicated ecosystems of wild places. When we walk on the wild side our progress is slow, with frequent pauses while you look closely at the surrounding forest. The other day I was standing quietly in the middle of an old forest trail when I saw a large black cat slowly walking toward me along the trail. It was

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RALPH SHAW an infamous old feral cat that had been terrorizing the area for at least three years. He walked slowly up the trail until he was about 20 feet from me, and he suddenly realized I was a human being. What happened next was hilarious. For the first time in my life I saw a cat widen his eyes like searchlights, his hair stood out like it was electrified and he reversed direction and disappeared down the trail like a bewitched Halloween ghost. Farther down the

trail I came upon a small fir tree that had been stripped of its bark on one side as a black-tailed buck deer rubbed it with its antlers. In deer hunting jargon it is called a buck rub as shown in the picture. The size of the tree and the damage done to it indicated it was probably a small buck telling the local big guys he was looking for a girl friend and he was going to be boss – well maybe. As is the custom of many who still hunt, we take time to sit quietly in secluded places for up to an hour at a time. This can be formalized with special blinds and last for the better part of the day. We select these places along well-travelled

deer trails, or as is often the case they overlook a meadow, small field or special feeding area. Smitty and I are what are called meat hunters in the jargon of hunting. By that definition we normally take the first legal animal we can reasonably shoot at relatively close range so there is no chance of messing up the shot. It also defines our reason for hunting – harvesting wild organic meat in a safe manner – that simple. We hear much about deer and other wildlife problems in urban and agricultural areas on the local news these days. They are planning a deer cull in Oak Bay in 2014 according to local press. In agricultural areas I believe

responsible hunting could go a long way in helping to solve deer problems, but I confess I do not know the best answer for controlling urban deer except to have deer-proof fences around your vegetable garden. • • • Next week I will try to have the statistical information on the small stream enhancement societies and their contribution to Area 14 saltwater fishing as promised last week. It is significant. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

THIS BUCK RUB on a small fir tree may have been made by a small buck telling the local big guys he was looking for a girl friend and he was going to be boss.

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Sept. 27,1927 – Nov. 14, 2013 Of Courtenay passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Pre-deceased by his father Reg and his mother Elizabeth, sister Shirley Eis and brother Ken Windley. He is survived and be dearly missed by Sister Valdene (Ed/Sharky) Bono; wife of 60 years. Audrey, son’s John (Donna), Alvin (Joletta), Edwin (Betty) and Gordon; daughters Lee-Anne Hemingway and Fern (John) Barnhardt; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Norval was a life member of the Cumberland Fire Department. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. For those wishing, donations in his memory to Gateway Academy, 2085 Wallace St, Comox, B.C., V9M 1W4 would be appreciated.

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It is with great sadness that on we say goodbye to John (Ted)Fairfax. Ted was a familiar face to many in Campbell River as he stood in front of the fire at his family’s Seawalk Coffee Bar greeting friends and strangers alike. He entertained everyone with his humor and stories he would share about his life. He will be deeply missed by his brother Bobby ( Kaarina), sister Ilean “Tootsie�, wife Phyllis, son Dale and grandson Jonathan, daughter Kim (Harry) grandchildren Amber & Dalyn. Condolences to his CP Rail, BC Rail and Alberni Pacific Railway friends. Please come join us for a potluck celebration for Ted at FoggDukkers Coffee Bar on the Seawalk on November 30th, 2013 beginning at 1pm. All are welcome. I would like to extend a special thank you to our true dear friend Dr. Michael Meckin. Thank you for the borrowed time. It meant everything. Life isn’t measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

William Monkhouse Martin William Monkhouse Martin, 86, of Courtenay, B.C., died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Comox Valley Senior’s Centre. He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Cecile Lintick.

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Bill was born to David and Hannah Martin on September 15, 1927. He lived in the Courtenay area for many years and was always happiest in the outdoors; trapping, hunting, and fishing with friends. He married Nancy Marie Bratsberg while serving with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Bill and Nancy had one child, a daughter, Lynne Marie Martin. After Bill’s service in the R.C.M.P. and Korea he came home to Courtenay and worked for the Comox Air Base until his retirement.

The family would like to thank Dr. Law, and the staff at Casa Loma, for their compassion and care during Bill’s illness. Remembrances may be shared at alaskan@alaska.com

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ROBERT (BOB) FRANKLIN BARRIGAN formerly of Edmonton, Alberta passed away on November 20, 2013 at home in Courtenay. Survived by his wife Brenda, daughter Bonnie Barrigan (Rob Cook) of Edmonton and son Robert (Kimberly) Barrigan and grandchildren Liam and Isabel of Medicine Hat. A reception will be held in the Ballroom at Crown Isle Resort on Sunday, December 1st, 2013, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. No flowers. Donations to Comox Valley Hospice Society, please.

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Mr. Martin is survived by his former wife, Nancy Titus; daughter, Lynne Martin-Steen and her husband, Mark, all of Cordova, Alaska; son, David Lintick, of Surrey, B.C.; aunt, Elizabeth Robinson, of Carlisle, England, and many longtime friends in Courtenay and the surrounding area.

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GEORGE MINTA George Minta passed away peacefully on November 24, 2013 at the age of 88. He is survived by his four children, Denise (John), Diane (Ernie), Haydn (Debbie) and Trevor (Dena), and his seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. George was predeceased by his wife Doris (Dolly) in 2011.

A memorial for Bill will be held in Courtenay in the spring.

In Loving Memory of BRANDON WILLIAM HIGH November 29, 1984 on his 29th Birthday Thinking of you on your birthday, Bran But that is nothing new For no day dawns and no day ends Without a thought of you With an ache in our hearts We whisper low Happy Birthday, Bran We love you so. Love you forever, Your Family

For those who love, time is not.... Missing you today and always.

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Liisa Flynn July 16, 1952 ~ November 23, 2013 Born at home in Finland, she died at home, in Courtenay, Canada, after a brief, but impressive fight with cancer. Liisa was a creative spirit who saw beauty in life,  which she  expressed through her magnificent garden and her  elegant artwork.  She found  delight in nature, experienced through many walks and hikes around the Comox Valley. Throughout her life and into her final days she embodied the Finnish concept of sisu. Liisa will be greatly missed by her husband of 32 years, Mike, her daughter, Jacinda (David), her son, Tristan, and all her friends. By her request, there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree or donate to the Cumberland Forest Society.  Our family would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone who helped with Liisa’s care, especially to the home care nurses for all their support. “Every flower is a soul blooming in nature� - Gerard de Nerval

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Re: The Estate of ALFRED SHIRDAN WILLIAMS, deceased, formerly of #1 2030 Robb Road, Comox B.C.

Required to support adults who have developmental disabilities and are living in community residential settings in Campbell River & Courtenay. Casual and FT hours available. Shifts include days, evenings, nights and weekends. Apply today at: www.CommunitasCare.com In addition, send resumes to: Lindsay at Fx: 250.286.1489 or email: lmorris@Communitas Care.com As a Christian organization that supports those who have disabilities and seniors in the community, Communitas hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualiďŹ ed persons to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Dec. 24,1953-Nov.30,2011 Two Year’s have passed, those we love go out of sight, but never out of mind. They are cherished in the hearts of those they leave behind. Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just in all his days, Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories he left behind.

Nick past away Nov. 28th, 2012. His wife Sharon and children Don, Russ, Andrew, Ian, Lee-Ann and grandchildren and great grandchildren miss him so very much, we are all doing the best we can. With all our love forever. Kisses and Hugs, You Family.

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The family of the late Joyce Williams would like to give thanks & acknowledge everyone who attended, assisted & provided refreshments at Joyce’s Celebration of Life Service; the outpouring of caring & love was truly appreciated. Special thanks to Pastor Dave Koleba for his ministry & for Lydia’s support & music. We would also like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Comox & the C.V. Celtic Club, our neighbors, friends & colleagues for your caring, flowers & visitations. The support received was meaningful and heartfelt it truly touched us all.

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LOST AND FOUND LOST: Gold and silver bracelet. Of great sentimental value. Reward. Phone: 250-338-4226 LOST KEYS: Bunch of keys lost Sat. Nov. 23 between Puntlage area & Downtown. If found please drop off at Comox Valley Record 765 McPhee Ave. Courtenay. LOST PIECE of jewelry rose in a heart design with an engraved grain of rice attached. If found please. Sentimental! (250)339-6504.

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School District 72 (Campbell River) School District 72 is seeking applications for the following position:

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FURNITURE

ANTIQUE FURNITURE Sale Many pieces. 916 Heritage Meadow Drive, Campbell River Nov. 29, 30 & 31st from 2pm to 4pm. Phone 250-2863602 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.



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HOUSES FOR SALE

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CANADA MADE solid maple dining room suite. Extends to 90�. Incl. 6 chairs, glass door china cabinet w/hutch; corner cabinet/hutch $950. 6 Occasional vintage side tables; drop leaf coffee table; small circular table. Royal Albert Memory Lane complete service for 12 ppl. Call 250-8900662 for appt.

PLAY STATION 2 – 2 controllers, 16 MB memory, 85 volt AC adapter, all cords, wireless controller $90. NINTENDO 64 – 2 controllers, 6 games, all cords $100. Stamp collection. Call 250-897-8499

GARAGE SALES BUILDING HAS been leased Flea market is closing. Entire inventory, furniture, fixtures, must go. 1/2 price on everything. Friday 5pm-8pm, Sat & Sun, 10-2pm. 2790 Cliffe Ave, COMOX - 2091 Noel Ave. Yard sale, Saturday Nov. 30th 10am - 2pm. COURTENAY - 76 Powerhouse Rd, Sat., Nov. 30 9-12. Christmas indoor Garage Sale. Decorations, lights, wreaths, garlands, & artificial trees. Gift Ideas. Proceeds go to Kitty Cat PALS.

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

MODEL TRAINS H.O. and O.O. A/F-S, New & Used. Buildings & Vehicles. You must see this amazing collection. 250-335-0060

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 LEATHER armchairs with ottomans - $400, 1 leather loveseat - $400, 2 Greek style end tables, 1 Greek style coffee table w/glass - $400. 250338-2704. 2 YR. Old wing brocade swoop back couch - $325. Ultnamatic medical bed 4 yrs. old with 25yr. warranty, lifts head, massages-auto. - paid $5,200, selling for $2,200 obo (must sell). Smoke free home, all like new. 250-338-2166. 4X8 BEARE Trailer w/extras, $1000. 12’ professional sized shuffle board w/extras, $800. Oak table w/padded arm chairs w/leaf, $500. Electrical heater, $125. (778)420-4281. BEDROOM SUITE mahogany - dresser, drawers mirror side table, $450. King size headboard (split frame). 2 mahogany living room chairs $50 each. 2 bedroom chairs - blue, cream frames & cane backs, $30 each. 2 bar chairs - black frame, green suede, $20 each. 250-898-8850. 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. HAMSTER STUFF Deluxe Habitat cage for gerbil, mouse or hamster; 11�x10� travel carrier; bedding & food; and expansion kits: D-loop, Outhouse, Comfort Wheel - $125. CHILD’S BIKE 7-10 Year Old, Jamis Ranger, black, bought locally at DCC Bikes - $165. 250-218-5295 HEINTZMAN PIANO - Upright for sale. Great condition. $1700. Please call to view this lovely piano. 250-338-6757 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? LIFT CHAIR and recliner, moss green, good condition, $550. Call (250)334-9700. PELLET STOVE Whitfield Advantage 11-T. Excellent condition includes 18 bags pinnacle fir pellets 40 pounds each, stored indoors. Total price $750 firm. Men’s & Ladies Golf Club sets. Call for more info. 250-339-5913 POTTER’S WHEEL for sale. Excellent condition. Asking $500.00. Please call to view 250-897-3142.

SHOT SHELL RE-LOADER 12 Gauge. Size-O-Matic. (1-stroke, 1-shell). 20K primers + powder. $595. 250-2863308. VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth

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.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

HOMES FOR RENT

SQUIRE BASS guitar includes stand and bag and a bass PV amp, 112 series. Excellent condition, $275. Call (250)9411401. YAMAHA G231 6 string classical Guitar with hard case $200. Getzen B flat trumpet $100. Shmidit Autoharp with owners manual - $100. Mozart Apartment sized piano - $900. All in good condition. Please call 250-792-3929.

Prime space available 1,825 sq. ft. available now. Street level. Excellent downtown location near Court House. On a highly visible site. Modern, well maintained professional building. Air conditioned. Ample parking. Suitable for retail or office. One of the finest professional buildings in the Comox Valley. For details phone 339-1222 or 339-0490

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.

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites APARTMENTS

REAL ESTATE

303-4686 Alderwood 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $975/mth Avail. Nov.15

APARTMENT/CONDOS

DUPLEX/TOWNHOUSE

COMOX INDEPENDENT/ supportive living. 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, full kitchen, downtown Stevenson Place. Immediate possession. 250-338-5563. misk5563@gmail.com

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

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

14-1335 13th St 2 Bed 1Bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $800/mth Avail Nov 1st 4C 851 5th St 2 Bed 1Bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $800/mth Avail immed 1130A 2nd St 3 Bed 1 Bath N/S N/P 4 Appliances $1100/mth Avail Nov 15th HOUSES

For Sale or Trade ocean/mountain view home. 676 Pacific Heights Lane. Main level entry walkout basement 3 bdrm, 2.5 bthm, 2400 sq.ft, 4 yrs old. $449,000. Will trade for home with good parking for 35’ RV. 250-923-5065. VICTORIA 2 BDRM CONDO 1380 sq ft. Quiet 55+ bldg near Hillside Mall & Jubilee Hospital. No-step entry. $203,000. Call Claire 1-250858-6775.

DUPLEX/4-PLEX

OPEN HOUSE

7735 Tozer Rd 4 Bed 2 Bath N/S 4 Appliances $900/mth Avail Dec 1st

OPEN HOUSE. Fully renovated 3-bdrm, 2 baths. Friday, Nov. 29, 1-3pm. 15 -4714 Muir Road. Adult community, Valley Vista Estates. (250)897-2201.

2397 Cooper Pl 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $1350/mth Avail Dec 1st

OTHER AREAS PARK MODEL- Yuma, Arizon RV park. $17,000. Fully furnished, many extras. Call (250)923-5848 or 1-928-2571456.

RENTALS 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 STEVENSON PLACE, Comox- 1 bdrm unit, supportive living, 24hr responder on site, close to shopping, doctor’s, golf course. For more information, please phone, (250)339-0358 or email: pcalcutt@shaw.ca

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO 1 MONTH FREE. Large 1 Bdrm. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! From $650/mo. 250-334-4646.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL UNIT #10 Located in the Braidwood Plaza next to Canadian Tire in Courtenay is approx. 850 Sq.Ft. open concept with Bathroom. Plenty of parking out front. For more information please call 250-3310350 (Rent + Triple net) Total monthly $1415.79 or we will consider selling this unit.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

#26-1120 Evergreen Road. 3 bdrms /2 bthrms. Dead end street. Backs onto forest land. 1312 sq ft. $234,900. 250-2869816

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1227 Kye Bay 3 Bed 3Bath N/S 7 Appliances $1400/mth Avail Jan 1st

COURTENAYBEAUTIFUL, quiet, adult oriented 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath duplex, 5 appls, F/P, garage. NS/NP. $1175. grups@telus.net Call 250-8971467 or 1-250-765-4488.

OFFICE/RETAIL TRENDY TIN Town location, 1500 sq ft, 10’ ceilings, bay door, plenty of natural light. Suitable for retail, studio, offices etc. Reasonable rent, NO triple net. Ph 250-897-0950 days, 250-703-0400 eves.

1905 Coleman Rd 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1500/mth Avail Nov 15th 2705 Urquhart Ave 3 Bed 3 Bath 5 Appliances $1400/mth Avail Jan 1st

www.advancedpm.ca 250-338-2472

TOWNHOUSES / DUPLEXES GUTWALD DUPLEX

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

CLOSE TO GOOSE SPIT 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F&S, family rm, carport, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1,100/mth RURAL HOME 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, on no thru street, 5 appls, carport, beautifully landscaped fenced yrd, deck, wired workshop, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1,350/mth COURTENAY EAST 4 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath home, 3 appls + B/I vac, fam rm, gas f/P, double garage, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. 1 - $1,400/mth BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT HOME 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, hot tub, sauna, 2 decks, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Immed. $2,000/mth COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 appls, double garage, fenced yrd, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Dec. 1 $1,100/mth NEWER CTNY HOME 3 bdrm & bonus rm, 2 bath, 6 appls, gas F/P, double garage. College/Costco area, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. 1 $1,400/mth COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, F/P, fenced yrd. w/shed, carport, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Dec. 1 - $1,150/mth

RECREATION

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

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

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Call 250-338-7136 for tour.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

7682 Armstrong Rd 4 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1500/mth Avail Nov 1st

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

Rural living only moments to town! 3 bdrm upper duplex features 4 appl, garage space, deck, & large shared lot. N/S. N/P. $800/mo. Oct 1.

HOMES FOR RENT ROBB AVE HOUSE

Neat & tidy split level home is located near schools, incl. E'cole Robb Road, Comox Rec Centre, airport, CFB Comox, & on bus routes. This wonderful family home features 3+ bdrms, 2 baths, 4 appl. & has patio doors leading to raised deck overlooking large, well treed, fully fenced yard providing plenty of privacy. Yard is fully fenced. Pets are welcome BY APPROVAL ONLY, w/ deposit. $1300/mth Imm. poss. available

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

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM Bright and spacious south facing unit. Unique floor plan with cross ventilation. Huge, private deck overlooking garden. Recently renovated. Very attractive. Quiet, mature adult building just two blocks from Comox Mall and all services. ALSO ONE BEDROOM. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

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

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite. Ensuite, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, in suite washer/dryer. New appliances. Within walking distance to downtown. Well maintained and well managed building with quiet, mature neighbours. Resident social room. Indoor scooter parking. Elevator. Security entry. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

CAPRI 1081 Stewart Ave. LARGE TWO BEDROOM - Bright and spacious. Unique floor plan — window in dining area. Recent renovation. Very attractive suite. Quiet, mature adult building in central Courtenay. Security entry. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

BERKSHIRE MANOR 825 Harmston Ave.

Courtenay Condo

Two bedroom condo in Courtenay city. Walk to town. New carpet , paint and lots more. No Pets. Available immediately. $760.00 month

Comox Rancher

Three bedroom rancher in the heart of Comox. Open oor plan, Garage, private yard. Available December 1st. No pets, No smokers. $1250 per month.

Courtenay City

One bedroom suite on Urquhart. Close to town and a quiet area. No pets, no smokers. This is perfect for a single or student. $700 per month. Includes hydro, cable, internet. Available Nov. 1st

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250-871-4427 407A-5th Street

ONE BEDROOM Very spacious and nicely renovated. Unique floor plan. Full sized appliances. Private patio. In suite storage. Security entry. Quiet, well maintained mature adult building just three blocks from downtown. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

CEDAR MANOR 463-12th Street A VERY SPECIAL TWO BEDROOM in mature adult building just three blocks from downtown. Fresh, recent renovation. All new appliances. Unique, bright layout. Security entry. Large private deck overlooking garden. This is a very attractive and unique suite. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave. ONE BEDROOM Recent renovation — Attractive suite in a quiet, adult building close to all services. Elevator. Security entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267.



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AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

SPORTS & IMPORTS

COVERED BOAT storage $2.50 per ft. per month, 5 month min. Located in Merville. 250-792-3929

MAZDA 3- set of 4 used winter tires-mounted on Mazda rims. Good Year Ultra Grip Ice, size P205/55R16. Asking, $400. 250-850-9002.

RV & BOAT STORAGE Covered & Secure $3.00/ft per month 6 months min. storage Phone: 250-338-5810 or 250-338-3128

SNOW TIRES - four used Toyota Venza tires, 245/55/19, used one season - $300 250-334-0391

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ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

1015 Cumberland Rd., Courtenay TWO BEDROOM SUITE available in well-

2 and 3 bedroom available. Quiet complex with on-site management. Reasonable rates. Some completely renovated units with new appliances. Sorry no pets. Security deposit and 2 rental references required.

250-334-3078

respected, adult-oriented building. Close to downtown, and ideal for seniors with bus stop out front. Arran House is well managed and maintained, and offers a friendly and secure atmosphere. House cat is accepted with pet deposit. Non-smoking building.

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AUTO FINANCING

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

‘93 CLASS A WINNEBAGO 23’ EXCELLENT CONDITION. MUST BE SOLD. CALL 250752-6484 ESTATE SALE. 1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager 34’ widebody deluxe model, Cummins diesel auto. 4-speed. Allison transmission. Power jacks. Refurbished in & out. New fridge 2012 Low miles. Flat-screen TV. Excellent stereo. Awning with privacy curtain & window covers. $25,000. 250-335-1515.

SUITES, LOWER COMOX- QUIET area close to hospital/mall, own entry, furnished 1 bdrm, shared W/D. $750inclusive. (250)339-6680. WATERFRONT suite 1bdrm. N/S, utils, laundry, cable internet incld, $685. 250-335-1566.

TOWNHOUSES

TRUCKS & VANS

1991 FORD P/U F250, 4x4, XLT, Lariat, 351 Auto Tow Package, canopy, boat racks. $2500.00. 250-336-8600 1993 FORD Ranger XL 2WD 5 speed, new tires and rims. No rust, super MPG 137,000 KM. $3200.00 O.B.O. Please call 250-338-4184. 2004 F150- 5.4 L, Heavy Duty, tow pkg, 103 , box liner, super cab, truck tires, Island truck, well maintained. $7200. Call 250-586-4716. 2005 EXT. Venture Van, garaged, 96,000 km’s. Original Owner. Excellent condition. $8,900. 1 (250)758-2078

250-334-9717

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR 200 Back Road, Courtenay 1 and 2 Bedroom suites available. One of the best values in Courtenay. Unique floor plans. California kitchens. These bright, modern suites are available in quiet, secure building.

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

CONDOS PACIFIC COURT

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

Available immediately 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, in clean, quiet building with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet. In-suite storage with washer and dryer. Small pets welcome. Rental references and security de-

posit required.

To View, Call 250-871-3431

RUTHERFORD MANOR

ST. BRELADES

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

2 bdrm suite available. Reasonable rent includes stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references req’d.

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

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

Call 250-338-7449

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

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2005 MAZDA 6, Red, excellent condition, 164,700 km, 4 cylinder 2.3 litre engine, 4 door, fully loaded, $8500 obo. 250-334-1676.

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

BRAND NEW 1 bdrm/1 bath townhouses within walking distance of downtown Ctny, 5 appls, beautifully finished interiors, res. pkg, N/S, cat ok w/ref. Avail. Immed $750 WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, 2 res. pkg spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. & Dec 1 - $750/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, new carpeting, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $725/mth ARGO COURT 2 bdrm units, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water & basic cable incl., N/S, cat neg. w/ref. Avail.Immed.$700/mth SPACIOUS NEWER DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, fam rm, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet neg.w/ref. Avail. Immed. 1 $1,200/mth SUNRIDGE TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath, 5 appls, elect. F/P, carport, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,100/mth. CLOSE TO SUPERSTORE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, ground floor, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg, N/S, No pets Avail. Immed. $750/mth #250 rent incentive w/1yr lease. NEWER DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, gas F/P, garage N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. 1 - $1,200/mth CENTRAL CTNY rancher style duplex, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, garden shed, N/S, small dog w/ref. Avail. Immed. - $900/mth CRAIGMARK PLACE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, balcony, res. pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $800/mth CLOSE TO QUALITY FOODS 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. 1 - $850/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, townhouse, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. 1 $800/mth. COMOX TOWNHOUSE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg., walk to downtown, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $925/mth TRUMPETER’S LANDING 2 bdrm & den, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, F/P, patio, underground pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Jan. 1 $1,000/mth FIVE OAKS 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, laminate flrs, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec 1 & Jan. 1 - $750 & 800/mth

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

CARS

1996 FORD Taurus Sedan,263,000kms,AC,Automatic, CruiseC, V6, Tow package,seats 6,lots of cargo space. 250-923-0849.$999.00

2011 SILVERADO LT, 4x4 Dually, 3500 HD, 6L Gas, Reg Cab Long Box, 25,650 km, 20k Reese Hitch, like New, $27,900. 250-941-1863.

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2008 HONDA Civic DX. 65,000 km, 5-spd, well-maintained. $9500. (250)203-0134.

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Mazda PeeWee Chiefs on three-game win streak Approaching the midway point of league play, the Courtenay Mazda PeeWee Chiefs are beginning to find their game, wrapping up two successful weekends that saw them win three straight league games to bring their league record to 3-2.  The Nov. 16  game against Victoria Racquet Club Kings was a tight affair, with the Kings out-shooting and out-chancing the Chiefs early on. Goaltender Matthias Smith was in fine form between the pipes, making several

Vote for Chiefs on Facebook If you have a Facebook account, support the Courtenay Mazda Chiefs’ effort to win a contest supporting minor hockey put on by Stagg Chili by checking out this site: http://www.staggchili. ca/2013-vote/. Find the picture of the Comox Valley Chiefs and vote. We need about 1,500 votes to stand a chance. The Chiefs also encourage their fans to support the “Movember” Fight Prostate Cancer campaign by donating to a friend or family member who is sporting a moustache this month.

key saves to allow his teammates the time to find their legs and the structure necessary to stem the tide. The team tightened up defensively and

took advantage of some penalties by the Kings to rally and tie the score late in the third period.  Centre Aimee Brucker capped off the comeback by intercept-

ing a pass in the neutral zone and driving the net for a nifty forehand-backhand deke that went top shelf and provided the 5-4 margin of victory. This past weekend, the Chiefs were home for both games and got off to a good start on Saturday with a convincing 6-1 win over Peninsula.  The Chiefs started a little slowly, but improved their play throughout the contest, limiting the Eagles’ chances in the latter portion of the game and getting See CHIEFS, B31

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COMOX VALLEY WORSHIP DIRECTORY Church of Our Lord

BAHÁ’Í FAITH

Holy Communion 10:00 am each Sunday

Children’s Classes – prayers and activities focused on the development of spiritual qualities, for children 3 to 10 years. All are welcome. ~~~

at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC All Welcome Tel: 250-941-0332

www.coolcomox.ca Anglican Church in North America

“O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving kindness.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041…†250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship Rev. Meg Roberts

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Each Night a Child is Born is a Holy Night 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4:00 pm 250 Beach Drive, Comox (at Comox United Church)

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250-338-5811

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RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Celebration

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

Everyone Welcome

2201 Robert Lang Drive

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-334-8424

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Comox Valley Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre

COMOX UNITED An Affirming Ministry

Comox Avenue at 250 Beach Dr.

Sunday Worship and Children & Youth Program 10 am Saturday Service 5 pm Rev. Maggie Enwright Email: cxunited@telus.net

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

www.comoxunitedchurch.com | 250-339-3966

St. George’s 6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Courtenay

“The church with a heart in the heart of the city” CELEBRATING 100 YEARS SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL Nursery-Grade 7 Minister: Peggy Jensen 250-334-4961

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning

Join us this Sunday

@ 10:30 am ~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~ Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

www.centralchurchefc.com Pastor Dave Koleba

Val 250-338-7727 (office)

Calvary

Fellowship Sunday 10 am Worship Bible Teaching Sunday School

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Faith Family Friends

Sundays 10 am Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group

1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

living hope

real people living

1105 Pritchard Rd., Comox www.baychurch.net 250-339-7527

PRESBYTERIAN

real life

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

experiencing real change

Worship Services 10am Sundays Mark Isfeld School 1551 Lerwick Road, Courtenay

LEWIS CENTRE - Craft Room

250.334.9777

489 Old Island Hwy www.cccomoxvalley.com

livinghope@shaw.ca

www.livinghopeonline.ca

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Service 10:30am Sunday, Dec. 1 Guest Speaker: Rev. Roy Cowieson

Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

Full Gospel Christian Fellowship

Sunday

11:00 am & 7:00 pm

10:30 am

(Old Fish and Game Building)

Bay Community Church

There is Hope! Jesus has a plan and a purpose for your life. Come, let Him show You the Way!

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250-338-5811

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. 250-338-1312

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

JOIN US IN WORSHIP 9:15 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Traditional Service Nursery Care & Jr. Church @ 9:15 am

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck 2963 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay (across from Arden Elementary) 250-334-3432 www.courtenaybaptist.com

St. Peter

Jim Lyster, Rector 218 Church St., Comox • 250-339-2925 SATURDAY 5:40 Express Contemporary Worship SUNDAY 8:00 am & 10:00 am Worship www.stpeterscomox.ca

St. John the Divine

Rev. Anthony Divinagracia, Rector 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay

SUNDAY SERVICE 8:30-9:15am,10:00-11:15 am and 4-5 pm WEDNESDAY SERVICE 10-10:45 am

250-334-4331

email: patmos@shaw.ca http:/stjohnthedivinecourtenay.bc.anglican.ca

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VIASPORT CELEBRATES SPORTS DAY IN CANADA: NOVEMBER 30, 2013

Try a new sport for Sports Day in Canada! In the week leading up to RBC Sports Day in Canada on November 30, communities across British Columbia are hosting a variety of events for citizens to learn about and participate in a new sport. In honour of Sports Day, ViaSport wants to inspire B.C. to explore more than 60 provincial sport organizations and hundreds of clubs that deliver sport for all ages and abilities in our communities, all year round! No matter your age, skill level or where you call home, sport is your connection to friends, fun, learning and a general sense of wellness in your everyday life. There are opportunities for everyone through sport, whether you’re a beginner, advanced or adaptive athlete, a child or senior, or perhaps someone who isn’t sure where to begin. ViaSport is your easy connection to the resources you need to get started.

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Play ViaSport The power of sport can invigorate communities like no other event or activity can, and ViaSport is passionately committed to the ongoing development of sport and opportunities for physical activity in every community across British Columbia. In time for Sports Day in Canada, ViaSport is launching the Play ViaSport online resource, your one-stop connection to trying out the diverse menu of sport available in British Columbia. Play ViaSport is your link to over 60 provincial sport organizations and their affiliated clubs who work together to deliver regular sport programming in communities throughout our province. What are you waiting for? Now’s your chance to Play ViaSport!

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Comox Recreation COME PLAY WITH US! Comox Recreation Celebrates RBC Sports Day in Canada

Try-It Day! Free Pickleball For All Ages Saturday November 30th • 11am to 3pm

Comox Community Centre COME PLAY WITH US! 1855 Noel Ave, Comox

info@comoxrecreation.com 250-339-2255 www.comox.ca

SPORTS

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Vanier Towhees’ athletics now into winter season The 2013-14 edition of winter sports teams got underway this week at G.P. Vanier. “With our senior volleyball teams making the provincials and playing this week, we hope their success this past season rubs off on the basketball, wrestling and ski/ snowboard teams,” said athletic director Larry Street. Starting up with league play and tournaments soon are: Grade 8 Boys Basketball - coached by Ross Jamieson and Blake Tobacca.  Almost 20 boys are out for the team. Grade 8 Girls Basketball - coached by former Towhee Brittany Hanson and vice-principal Jennifer Gordon.  A dozen girls are looking forward to a fun season. Grade 9 Boys Basketball Alumni coach James Shepherd, assisted by Ross Jamieson, has 10 keen students. Grade 9 Girls Basketball - Alumni coach John Lewis and community volunteer Peter Parke have a girls team in the local league for the first time in history. Grade 10 Girls Basketball - Same coaches – John and Peter have

an energetic group who are quite athletic. Grade 10 Boys Basketball - Fifthyear head coach Tony Edwards and assistant coach vice-principal Jason Cobey are

both very excited about possibly the best group of Grade 10s we’ve had in many years. Senior Girls Basketball - Coach Heidi Zirkl is starting the program up on her terms, and

has plenty of work to do with a wonderful group of young ladies who love the game.  Senior Boys Basketball - Coach Larry Street and assistant Maureen Olsen are

looking forward to one of the most enthusiastic groups we’ve seen in years. Ski and Snowboard Teams Coaches Andrew Young and Ron Olson again take

the crew up on the mountain this winter to get ready for their favourite snow competitions. Wrestling Team Ken Lees again is volunteering his time to

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balanced scoring from their forwards. Sunday brought a much anticipated rematch with Campbell River, who had beaten the Chiefs in three previous games. The Tyees scored on their first shift to put the Chiefs back on their heels. The Chiefs trailed 4-2 at the midway ice clean but came out with a stronger forecheck following the break, forcing C.R. into penalty trouble. A couple of powerplay goals brought the game to 5-5 midway through the third, and two tip-in deflection goals by centre Gabe Schovanek put the Chiefs ahead 7-5 with a few minutes to play.  The Tyees closed the gap to 7-6, but goalie Keegan Rivett made the save of the game with an across-thecrease stop with the paddle of his goalie stick late in game to preserve the victory. – Courtenay Mazda Chiefs

improve the wrestling scene in the whole district, with practices at both Vanier and Isfeld. Call him at the board office if you are interested. – Vanier Athletics

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A shopping list for making the holidays shine!

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PC® cotton swabs

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Prices are in effect until Thursday, December 5, 2013 or while stock lasts. Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. No rainchecks. No substitutions on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/™ The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this flyer are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2013 Loblaws Inc. * we match prices! Applies only to our major supermarket competitors’ flyer items. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We will match the competitor’s advertised price only during the effective date of the competitor’s flyer advertisement. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes) and in the case of fresh produce, meat, seafood and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us). We will not match competitors’ “multi-buys” (eg. 2 for $4), “spend x get x”, “Free”, “clearance”, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to our third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners etc.).We reserve the right to cancel or change the terms of this program at any time.

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Comox Valley Record, November 28, 2013