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Courtenay native Carolyn Schmidt returns with a New York City dance troupe to perform at the Old Church Theatre. page B1

Memories were immortalized when a plaque was unveiled commemorating the Laver’s Flyers’ B.C. championship. page B11

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Dumping for YANA Erin Haluschak Record Staff

It’s a necessary stop for those travelling in RVs, but for a recent reopening of a popular sani dump site, those who use the facility can give back to the community while cleaning out. Thanks to Christopher Smith, president of Enecon Alberta, the popular site is now open again at the Courtenay Canadian Tire on the Old Island

Highway. “The idea was born when I questioned the GM of Canadian Tire on the permanent closure of … the sani dump site,” he explained. “I completely agreed with the reasoning and went home.” Keith Pistell, store manager of Canadian Tire said the site, which was near the loading docks, was closed around six months ago due to mess and unsanitary conditions.

“The sani site was by far the most convenient and easy to get to in town,” he added. “But over the years, we were faced with a number of issues. It was a free service and most RVers are really good with using the site properly, but there were a few who weren’t using it properly, and it just wasn’t worth the time and effort when it wasn’t a revenue-generator.”

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DOUG YEO, 89, scored two goals in the first two games of a hockey tournament at the Sports Centre. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

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The referee handed Doug Yeo a puck in the dressing room after the game. It was Yeo’s second goal in as many games in a 55-plus men’s hockey tour-

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Secret Santa Erin Haluschak

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With the belief that no child should go without a present this holiday season, First Insurance’s Secret Santa Program is extending its deadline to register for a present for Comox Valley children to this Friday. “Parents count on us to fill their wish,” explained Pamela Jolin, co-ordinator of the program, which is entering its 12th year of service. “It began as a staff initiative when we saw a need in the community at the time. We saw how successful the Santa’s Anonymous program in Victoria was, and we wanted some-

AYNSLEY HOBSON OF First Insurance adds tags to the company’s Secret Santa Tree at its Eighth Street location. thing like that here.” The program distributes gifts to those in need, and the requests have been steadily growing over the years. Jolin estimates more than 6,000 children have received presents through the program. Jolin added those who want to register for the program — which is exclusively in the Comox Valley — can fill out a registration form in the

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Comox Valley Record, drop by any First Insurance office, or call the Secret Santa line at 250-703-0858. Tags with presents are distributed to businesses around the Valley, and 100 per cent of the proceeds collected through the Black Press Coins for Kids campaign (previously Pennies for Presents) goes toward gifts for the program. photos@comoxvalleyrecord. com

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here and I’m playing hockey and I’m happy to do it.” Yeo never played junior hockey. In fact, he didn’t resume playing until he retired at age 63. Besides hockey, Yeo keeps fit by cycling and downhill skiing. Each year, he participates in Boomer’s Legacy Bike Ride, a two-day, 240-kilometre pedal from the Comox Valley to Victoria. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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“It’s great fun,” said Yeo, who turns 90 next month. “We play on our regular ice that we have during the week. We don’t have any extra ice. It works out really good. “I’m going to start a new league,” he adds with a laugh, in response to a teammate’s quip about an over-90s league. Yeo played a bit of shinny when he was a youngster growing up in Saskatchewan, but his hockey-playing days were put on hold at age 17 when he joined the air force. “I was on Mosquitoes,” said Yeo, who served overseas during the war. “I was on night fighters, so we had plenty of scares. Anyway, I’m

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Denman, Hornby ferry fares up 304 per cent Renee Andor Record Staff

Denman and Hornby islands’ ferry fares have increased by more than 300 per cent in the past 10 years, the highest percentage increase of all BC Ferries routes. The British Columbia Coastal Transportation Society (BCCTS) released Saturday a compilation of fare increases from 2003 to 2013 on BC Ferries’ major, minor and northern routes. The Denman and Hornby islands routes topped the list, with an increase from $10.17 for a return ticket for a vehicle and two adults in 2003 to $41.05 for the same by 2013, a 304-percent increase. A one-way ticket on the Comox to Powell River route cost $30.78 in 2003 for a vehicle and two adults, and rose to $73.35 by 2013, a 138-per-cent increase. BCCTS vice-president Jackie Miller — who is past president of the BC Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union and started working for BC Ferries in 1973 — says the BCCTS compiled BC Ferries and Ferry Advisory

Committee data to make it easy for the public to see how much fares have increased in 10 years. “We think it’s a pretty shocking fare increase,” she says, noting ferry users can become complacent when fares are increased bit by bit over the years and one

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of the society’s goals is to break through that complacency. “I find it really interesting the level of complacency that is out there right now, so we wanted to do something to stimulate discussion about how incredible the fare increases have become,” Miller continues. “At some point people

say enough is enough and I think that we’re seeing some of that reaction on the coast.” According to the fare increase chart, which can be viewed on http://bccoastaltransportation.ca, fares on other routes have seen high percentage increases in the past 10 years, too. Fares on the Campbell River to Quadra Island route have risen 290 per cent, the second-highest increase listed. Nanaimo to Gabriola fares have risen 267 per cent, Texada to Powell River fares have increased 235 per cent and Bowen Island to Horseshoe Bay fares have risen 241 per cent. Fares on the major routes from the mainland to Vancouver Island have increased 51.6 per cent. Fares on the long northern trip from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert have increased 165 per cent. The percentage of service reductions to minor and northern routes slated to come into effect in April are also listed next to each route’s fare increase. Ferry fares are set to rise four per cent next year. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

AS TOTALLED BY the B.C. Coastal Transportation Society, BC Ferries fares for Denman and Hornby islands have risen more than anywhere else.

Lifesaving award to man who saved drowning woman Lee Murray rescued woman caught in fast-flowing Puntledge

A local man received the St. John Ambulance LifeSaving Award after rescuing a woman earlier this year from the fast-flowing waters of the Puntledge River in Courtenay. On July 23, Lee Murray was enjoying a summer day with his two young children when he heard cries for help. A 60-year-old woman

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A new festival in the Comox Valley promises to embrace winter through entertainment and other sorts of fun over the course of 16 days in January. Dubbed WinterBites, the event combines concerts at various venues, an outdoor skating rink, ski package deals and minor hockey jamborees. The festival kicks off Jan. 16 with a concert at the Filberg Centre featuring perennial Canadian act Chilliwack. WinterBites is the first of a series of events in a tactical plan to help drive awareness, visitation and economic activity to the region, especially during the ‘shoulder season,’ as stated in Comox Valley Economic Development Society literature. “WinterBites is a great example of what partnerships can create,” CVEDS executive director John Watson said Monday at Courtenay council.

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‘Right care in the right place’

The annual fundraising event saw about $55,000 raised for the society, which provides a variety of free endof-life care services to Comox Valley residents. For more information, visit http://comoxh o s p i c e. c o m / i n d e x . html.

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Comox Valley Hospice Society executive director Terri Odeneal is eager to see the Valley’s first end-of-life care beds up and running by the end of next year. Island Health, (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority), announced late last week it will provide operational funding for four dedicated end-of-life care beds in the Comox Valley. The CVHS has been actively advocating for residential hospice beds for the past eight years, according to Odeneal. “We’re absolutely thrilled,” Odeneal says of the announcement, adding 80 to 100 Comox Valley residents per year will be able to receive end-of-life care in those four beds. “Certainly some people want to die at home and that can be a very positive experience when one has the appropriate supports, but for some people those supports aren’t in place or they simply don’t want to die at home for whatever the reason,” continues Odeneal, noting the person can be frightened to die at home, or the workload on their caregiver can sometimes be too much. “So, I think those people who need the care, and their families, will be very relieved that people can die with dignity in the setting of their choice.” Currently, many people die in acute-care beds at the hospital, says Odeneal, pointing out end-of-life care beds cost much less to staff than acute-care beds, (roughly $300 per day versus $1,000 per day). “It’s the right care in the right place,” continues Odeneal. “It’s not intensive care; it’s really providing comfort and dignity and compassion. People, when they’re dying, most times don’t need the acute level of care that an acute hospital offers.” The four end-of-life care beds will be at The Views, a residential care facility operated by St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox. The end-of-life care beds will replace four existing complex-care beds, but those complex-care beds will be moved to an as-yet-undetermined care facility in the Valley, meaning they will stay in the

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LAND OF PLENTY

A History of the Comox District

Early Mining in the Comox Valley (cont'd.):

Mining Disasters

until rescuers could ventilate the mine. Miner coroner's jury has been empanelled and has taken Cont'd. from Nov. 28, 2013 Number Four Mine, a slope into the hillside James Penfold saved 15 miners, leading them the first steps in probing the cause of the explosion. at Comox Lake, was not a safe or pleasant place out of the mine by following the air as it moved In addition to the coroner's investigation, a full inquiry into the disaster will be held by the Govto work. Like Number Five and Number Six, it through the maze of tunnels. The Nanaimo Free Press of February 8, 1923 ernment. It was announced from Victoria that was a gassy mine, but it was also prone to floodcarried the following sentence: Hon. William Sloan has ordered an extensive and ing and fires. "Cumberland is a house of mourning where complete inquiry. In 1901, fire in the coal caused the company women go wailing through the streets for the loss Many stories are told of heroism on the part of to flood that area of the mine. However, when the of their loved ones, and there is ever a knot of men the rescuers and by some of the entombed men who water was pumped out, the wet "gob" or waste and women waiting at the undertaker's office to managed to make their way to safety following the material ignited spontaneously. This particular see who is borne in next." first warning of the explosion. Arthur Watson, area of the mine was then reflooded, causing one of the four fire bosses on duty at the damage to the roof and walls of the time, managed to crawl out alive and slope. Flooding and pumping continbring two boys with him. ued for six years until more efficient Watson was walking up one of the pumps were able to remove the water slopes connecting the different drifts before it damaged walls and ceiling. when he was knocked down by a rush Ventilation problems also occurred in of dust and air. Picking himself up, he Number Four Mine as the huge mine commenced to run toward the mine telespread underground. phone. He bumped into some Chinese On August 30, 1922 at 3 p.m., and three boys, Gibson, Bill Gray and an explosion occurred causing the Bartoli. Gibson told him he could not roof of Number Two slope to cave get out that way. Watson led the party in, killing 18 miners and injuring up Slant Three, the air being thick with 16. The mine rescue team, or "Draedust and choking fumes. They felt no germen," assisted by nurse Belotti, set second blast. up a first-aid station in the east level Funeral procession following No. 6 Saved By Fire Boss pumphouse and On the way Gibson fell down and said Cumberland Museum "worked feverishly … scrambling disaster of 1901 he could go no farther. Watson grabbed through debris, found men buried up to The Family Herald and Weekly Star of Februhim and set him on his feet and the boy managed their necks in coal and rock and broken timbers. ary 21, 1923 printed the following account of the to stumble out to the pure air, gasping as he went. Some had their legs pinned, some their backs brocatastrophe: As Watson went ahead, he met more white ken, some were dead, burned black as the coal they The death toll in the mine explosion at Cumworkers and led them out, the Chinese taking a —L. Bowen, Boss Whistle dug." berland, B.C., is 33, all the bodies have been different direction. When he had gone out and The inquest found that a broken electric cable accounted for. The last two bodies taken out were given the alarm over the telephone, he went back buried beneath the debris in one of the workings and soon heard moans and found six Chinese, two had arced, causing ignition of explosive gases. Six months later in the same mine, gases once where the men had rushed to escape the poison- of whom were alive, lying huddled in the level. The two men who were alive were taken out on again exploded, this time killing 33 miners. A ous gas. Of the dead, 14 are white men and the remainstretchers, and hoisted to the surface. series of cave-ins caused other miners to be ing 17 are Chinese. In addition to the dead, six Some of the bodies were badly burned. Nine trapped. Two groups of these saved themselves men rescued, terribly injured, are at present hovwhite men and a Chinese were found in a heap, by staying behind barricades that they had built ering between life and death in a local hospital. all dead, overcome as they tried to escape from the to block the poisonous "afterdamp" gas created The whole town and district is in mourning. A afterdamp. as a result of the explosion. They remained there

One lad, Matthew Mitchell, brother of Billy Mitchell, who was killed, says that he had been working near the scene of the explosion and had just left it. When the explosion occurred, he was able to get to the surface. His first words were, "Billy is down there and he's done." In all, 25 children were made fatherless by the blast. Work in Number Four Mine resumed. The miners got on with the business of earning a living. The mine continued to operate for another 12 years, most work being done on a newly opened slope. Number Two slope in the mine was abandoned after the pillars of coal that had been left as supports were gradually removed. The miners removing these were not troubled by methane gas as they were not opening new seams of coal. A new entrance into the coalfield tapped by Number Four was made at White's Bay on Comox Lake. Known as Scott's Slope, this mine was connected to the Number Four tipple by a short railway. Those working from this slope were kept separate from those of Number Four to prevent accidental flooding of the mine. Ironically, it was a great storm of January 1935 that caused a flood of water to enter Number Four mine. The water intake was so great that it did not pay to pump the old mine out. The most productive mine in the Comox Coal Field was closed on January 31, 1935. Miners had tapped 1,600 acres of coal seams to mine 6,500,000 tons of coal. During the mining, scores of miners were killed and many more were injured as they worked in wet, gaseous conditions that prompted many a miner to refuse work in the mine. Bowen quotes a Cumberland miner about Number Four: "Working conditions were terrible. I was up to my waist in water lots of times. And we didn't get extra for that. When I worked there, one place was on fire and another place was flooded … It was all on fire around then. It was burning for years down in the mine." To be continued

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OCP work proceeding Renee Andor Record Staff

Cumberland’s Official Community Plan revision process is getting closer to completion with first and second readings by Village council expected in January. About 20 Cumberland residents attended a Cumberland committee of the whole meeting last week as Stantec Consulting Ltd.’s Mark Crisp went over the second draft of the revised OCP, including some highlights from the public feedback collected so far. “The biggest thing that we saw, that jumped out obviously, is that we must have stronger governance language,” Crisp told the committee, noting ‘shall’ and ‘will’ have replaced ‘should’ throughout the draft document. “We found that there was generous support for our objectives and there was some reservations around economic development, growth and land use,” continued Crisp. He added the current state of village infrastructure was another area the public provided plenty of comment on. “A lot of people had issues with the road conditions, the traffic, those things, so we noticed that was a significant (area of interest) — 197 comments just on those areas.” The 160-page document is divided into parts — plan overview, vision and goals, landuse policy direction, implementation, glossary of terms and maps

at www.cumberland.ca. Cumberland’s committee of the whole recommended various changes to the second draft OCP during the meeting, which are also posted on Cumberland’s website. These changes will be considered for ratification at the Dec. 9 council meeting. Grace Doherty of the Local Citizen Advisory Group said LCAG is pleased with how the second draft looks. “We really like the changes made, specifically the overview and the vision statement, there was significant changes made, and it really reflected what we felt was the essence of Cumberland,” she said, noting LCAG is

pleased with the stronger language around environmental protection and heritage preservation, too. Meanwhile, the public can continue to comment on the draft OCP until the close of the public hearing, which is expected in March. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Arden details sought Courtenay council defers Local Area Plan third reading

because we are a designated Settlement Expansion Area,” Webdon Road resident Isabel Pacholuk said. Pam Munroe suggests development in Scott Stanfield the area warrants a traffic study. Record Staff David Stapley of the Despite positive Comox Valley Conserfeedback at a public vation Strategy Comhearing Monday, Cour- munity Partnership tenay council deferred says the bylaw is a third reading of a step forward in terms bylaw to establish a of environmental proLocal Area Plan (LAP) tection policies but for the Arden Corridor does not mention the regional until staff district. reports Trust is like About 60 back with per cent of v a r i o u s a bubble … the bounddetails. Edwin Grieve ary falls T h e within plan is designed to provide Area C. While she says resiguidance on land use in the area and to help dents do not want to development, shape future growth on stop the western boundary Powerhouse Road resident Greta Webster of the city. The boundaries hopes staff and council include both sides of will back up language Arden Road from the in the document. She Comox Valley Parkway invited council to visit the neighbourhood as to about Bood Road. The process began about 18 months ago R! VE in response to develO LD opment interest in HE the corridor. The

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Music producer Brian Howes joined the likes of broadcaster Red Robinson, actress Kim Cattrall and former Lieut.-Gov. Iona Campagnolo on Saturday. Howws was inducted into the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Visit comoxvalleyrecord.com for video of the induction ceremony and the unveiling of his plaque in Courtenay.

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Day for women

Dec. 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. It is also the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre of Dec. 6, 1989 in which 14 young female engineering students were murdered.  Each year on this date, vigils are held across Canada. The Comox Valley Transition Society will host a candlelight vigil on the lawn of the courthouse in downtown Courtenay at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Men, women and children are invited to attend. For more information, call 250-897-0511. — Comox Valley Transition Society


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Passat Wagon GLS Accent Sport

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$13480

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A BIG PAYOFF The 2013 United Way campaign at 19 Wing Comox ended Friday when a cheque for $48,290.92 was presented. The 2013 19 Wing portion of the Comox Valley campaign was led by Capt. Jeremy Maltais and Sgt. Cesar Esteban. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK 2013 FORD

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4x4, 5.2 V8, auto| S0167A

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2012 MAZDA

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Downtown Courtenay focusing on food this time From handmade chocolates, artisan cheeses, cakes and cheesecakes, house smoked meat, specialty teas, herbs and vitamins, to gourmet fair trade coffee, imported licorices and candies, cool kitchen wares, cookbooks, natural foods and organic cotton linens — downtown Courtenay is a truly delicious destination. This coming weekend, foodies can celebrate the tasty side of downtown as part of Delicious Downtown — Tantalizing Tastes from Farm to Fork. Local cafes, pubs and restaurants will offer specials and fresh sheets all weekend featuring all kinds of tantalizing local ingredients. A new Guided Foodie Tour of Downtown offers foodies and shoppers tasty samples and a direct connection with the businesses that make downtown Courtenay unique. The $30 tour leaves the Sid Plaza at 1 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds support the Comox Valley Transition Society. Preregistration is required at mgartside@comoxmortgages.com. Music, art and crafts are a big part of the weekend with free family crafts from 11 to 2 from Restless Raven Art Lab and a 2 p.m.

concert from Annie Becker at the WinterFest Hub at Fifth and England. Don’t forget to snap pictures and enter the Downtown Courtenay WinterFest photo contest. Just tag your pics with #DowntownCourtenay, post them to Facebook and you’re automatically entered to win weekly $50 gift certificates from local restaurants. Thursday, Dec. 5 7 p.m. Oscar Robles plays the Elevate Grotto Concert Series by donation; 7:30 p.m. Little Big Band — swing and modern big band music. Don’t be fooled by the name; this is a full lineup. At the Avalanche Friday, Dec. 6 Fresh sheets and delicious seasonal fare at restaurants throughout downtown; 7 p.m. Indigo Jazz at Zocalo Café; 8 – 11 p.m. Friday Night Lounge with the Jilli Martini house band at Billy D’s; Saturday, Dec. 7 9 – noon Comox Valley Farmers’ Market w/Farmers Market gifts for your foodie friends. Musical guest: Rodney MacMillan; All day – Special tastings, samples and other yummies throughout downtown; All day — Fresh sheets and delicious seasonal fare

DAY OR NIGHT, downtown Courtenay throbs to the rhythm of WinterFest. This weekend, the focus is on food. at restaurants throughout downtown; All day — CVAG Christmas Craft Fair showcases tasty local treats perfect for gift giving; 1 p.m. Delicious Downtown Walking Food Tour leaves from the Sid Plaza

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MINISTER ON TOUR Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk made his first visit to North Island College on Monday. He was accompanied by Comox Valley MLA Don McRae, minister of social development and social innovation, as Virk visited the Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses.

Two men arrested in drug bust Drug-related charges have been laid against two men who were arrested Jan. 31 by investigators from Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit BC’s Vancouver Island office with the assistance of the Victoria Police Department and West Shore RCMP. Charged with one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance are Gregory Matthew Allen, a 36-year-old Victoria resident, and Timothy Anthony Taylor, a 30-year-old Comox resident. The pair is alleged to be involved in distributing cocaine as part of a cocaine trafficking network operating on Vancouver Island and supplying the Comox Valley. The investigation, dubbed E-Percept, began in late 2012 by

CFSEU-BC’s Vancouver Island office and identified two men, both well-known to police, as a running a cocaine distribution network from southern Vancouver Island up to the Comox Valley. The pair was initially arrested on Jan. 31 with one being arrested in Parksville and the other in Langford. Two search warrants were executed, one in Langford and one in Victoria. Over 20 ounces of cocaine and drug manufacturing equipment were seized. Taylor was released from custody in January pending charge approval by Crown counsel but Allen, a United Nations gang associate, was held in custody in relation to the breaching of charges related to a CFSEU-BC’s 2011 investigation in which Allen was charged

BCCA celebrating Come and celebrate the season at the Black Creek Community Association this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa arrives downstairs at 9 a.m. to share pancakes with the good girls and boys. Kids will also have the opportunity to make Christmas crafts. Wreath-making will happen all day downstairs as well. Crafts are by donation. Upstairs, starting at 10, the Black Creek Christmas Craft Fair will give you the oppor-

tunity to finish your Christmas shopping while enjoying some festive cheer. Items at the sale include beach crafts, knitted and crocheted items, photography, children’s tutus and fairy outfits, cards and jewelry. We also have Home Based Businesses like Epicure, Jockey Person to Person, and Usborne Books. For more information, call the BCCA at 250-337-5190 or visit www.bccaonline.ca. — Black Creek Community Association

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Festive day on Friday

EDINBURGH AWARD EARNED Former G.P. Vanier student Emma Rigsby received her bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award in Victoria from Robert Bateman at the Bateman Centre on Nov. 23. Emma now attends UVic, studying sciences.

Scholarships establish record A record $240,000 in scholarships and bursaries was presented to 320 North Island College students this year. The North Island College Foundation surpassed last year’s total by more than $20,000, which means more students from the North Island are being supported in their aca-

demic pursuits. “That we have been able to provide nearly a quarter of a million dollars in financial support to North Island College students across all of our college regions is a phenomenal achievement,” said Susan Auchterlonie, executive director of the North Island Col-

lege Foundation. “We are so incredibly grateful to the community members, donors and supporters who continue to make these awards possible year after year.” The Comox Valley Awards reception took place in October at the Comox Recreation Centre, honour-

Almost 90 nominations Thank you to all those who took the time to recognize their peers and submit nominations for the Chamber’s Annual Community Awards program. Nearly 90 nominations were received for 10 different award categories including Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Youth Leadership. Nearly all nominees have been contacted and soon the judging panel, made up of local community leaders, will review the nominations to determine the finalists. Nominees and award recipients will be honoured at the Annual Community Awards Gala to be held Jan. 25 at the Florence Filberg Centre.

Preparations are underway for this year’s gala, which promises to be “unordinarily extraordinary.” More details on this event will be announced in coming weeks and tickets will be available this month. Silent auction items are needed for the event. The proceeds from the auction are split between the awards program and a local charity each year. This year, Dawn to Dawn will receive a portion of the proceeds. Contact auction committee chair Marg Szafron at lar-mar@shaw.ca should you wish to support this event with a donation to the auction. — Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

Sharin� the Christmas Spirit

ing 163 students who collectively received more than $141,980, a record for the Comox Valley. This regional total accounts for 21 new scholarships and bursaries which were awarded for the first time this year, including 12 awards generously created by the Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF). “This evening was a wonderful opportunity to say thank you in person and to put a name to the face of the people and families behind the awards,” said Jody Broker, recipient of the Credit Union Foundation of BC Bursary. The North Island College Foundation is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the communities it serves to provide financial assistance to its students. — North Island College

Glacier View Lodge residents, families, staff and guests will gather this Friday to decorate an indoor Christmas tree and turn on the outdoor lights that will shine over the Comox Valley for the holiday season. Soroptimist International of Courtenay have been tremendous supporters of the Christmas display since 1986. The Book of Lights is a memorial fund that helps Glacier View to purchase new lights. Members of our community are invited to make a donation of $5, which purchases a light in memory or honour of someone they loved. To make a donation to the Book of Lights, visit the Glacier View Lodge reception office at 2450 Back Rd. weekdays from 9:30 a.m;. to 4 p.m. or call 250-3381451. — Glacier View Lodge

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FORMER COMOX BUSINESSWOMAN Helen Hallett passed away recently before she could have surgery.

Businesswoman had good heart

Prominent former Comox Valley businesswoman Helen Hallett passed away Nov. 19 following a brief illness. Hallett owned Helen’s Pizza & Steakhouse in Comox for several years from 2001. She was a well-respected member of our business community and was very involved in local events. The soup kitchen was one of the many recipients of her generosity. Every Friday she would contribute two hot, large pizzas to the less fortunate. Hallett owned the Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery in Qualicum Bay for the past five years. She was the matriarch of the Bowser/Lighthouse community and organized many fundraising events. The Nile Creek Enhancement Society was one of her many passions. Recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, Hallett fell into a coma before she was scheduled for surgery in Victoria. Anyone who wishes to pay their respects is invited to her celebration of life at the Lighthouse Community Hall on Lions Way in Qualicum Bay this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. She will be deeply missed by her community, family, friends and employees.

The Lewis Centre will host Courtenay Recreation’s fifth annual Gnarly Little Craft Fair this Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. Each year, the fair showcases talented youth crafters and bakers. “We already have 20 registered youth crafters, selling a variety of goodies, jewelry and ornaments,” said Kristine Klupsas, youth services co-ordinator. “It’s sure to be another great day!”  “I’m always amazed at the youth’s creativity and attention to detail in their wares,” shares youth worker Alexis Forbes.  “I have purchased many beautiful gifts at the Gnarly Little Craft Fair and am looking forward to Christmas shopping there again this week-

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and younger) from 1 to 2:30 p.m., featuring Captain Thunderpants, and of course, Santa! — Courtenay Recreation

Carollers going for stroll A third annual carol walk happens this Friday in Courtenay from 4 to 6 p.m. Carollers will meet at the Mansfield Drive parking lot near 27th Street and walk to Locals Restaurant, where there will be a wassail cup for carollers. Reserved caroller dinner tickets are available for 83 people. Dan Clair’s Comox Harbour Cruise boat

will be decorated with some carollers on aboard, so their landbound counterparts hope to co-ordinate some songs between the on-land and onwater carollers this year. Children and dogs are welcome. Walkers may join the carol walk at Mansfield Drive off Cliffe; at the airpark and riverway parking spaces or at the Old

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TO THE ROWDY, obnoxious drunk-

en group of young men and women who wandered down Menzies from Fifth Street on Saturday night — grow up. It’s time to think of someone else besides yourselves. Also, your trashing the traffic markers and pushing over the one-way-only sign in the new construction zone, was dangerous for night drivers, and just stupid and pure vandalism. To the young man who stole the lit traffic warning post and was running with it down Menzies towards First Street, I hope you’re never hurt in a traffic accident because someone stupid had removed the warning lights. At least your friend, who yelled after you, “Stop, Kipper, I don’t give a bleep what you’re doing, it’s wrong!” gave me hope that someone in your group has the courage to speak up when something is so not OK — and did I mention stupid?

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thank the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society for helping us host a wonderful riding birthday party. You made two young boys with autism very happy and helped a little sister feel included. It was the first birthday party my son has participated in. He has been to lots of them but never participated. To the three volunteers who worked the party, a huge thank you for your patience and happy faces.  The party was a success and I hope more families use this opportunity to ride and celebrate their children’s parties.

WHEN IT SNOWS (would rather

say if), the snow-plowing company for CVRD had better plow the roads properly and sooner than later. One of the main roads (Headquarters) only is plowed three-quarters on either side, so cars are forced to almost travel down the middle.  We would also like to see the side roads plowed at the same time as the main, so people can go to work. We usually are sitting with no plowed roads for some time. Makes for dangerous driving if roads are not plowed properly. I, for one, would like to see the roads salted. Here, you can

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about slowing down on First Street. I lived on First Street in Courtenay last year and one of the main reasons for moving was because of the speeders. After numerous calls to the RCMP and the City of Courtenay, we finally got some speed traps and had the speed calculator installed for a week. This has not done anything. The speed calculator did show that there was an average speed of more than 60 km/h and the RCMP are now monitoring at the Puntledge Park parking lot. This is the problem. The speeders are more near the Rod and Gun Road area. This is where they need to have their speed traps. Furthermore, the City of Courtenay needs to look into placing a series of four-way stops and speed humps to slow these people down. As I see it, there should be a speed hump at the bottom of Menzies hill and another at the intersection of First and Woods, followed by four-way stops at the intersection of Willemar and First, (seeing as it is the intersection children can use to get safely to school) and another four-way stop at First and Rod and Gun. There also needs to be a controlled pedestrian crosswalk, (like the one near Thrifty Foods downtown) where the sidewalk ends in front of 2079 First St. because the sidewalk ends there. Until this happens children are at risk of getting hurt or worse, killed. We personally lost two pets on this stretch of road and others have, too. What is it going to take for these measures to come to be? I would hate to have to see a kid in the obituary section because of some reckless driver.

WITH THE ONGOING discussion on the expensive local four-government model, perhaps it time to review the role of regional districts. It seems that the CVRD is a very expensive way

to manage local services that could easily be provided by the three other capable local government administrations in Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland. The Strathcona Regional District delivers services to a number of small communities and islands such as Quadra and Cortes and would seem better suited to provide similar services to Hornby and Denman.  One regional district for the North Island seems more sensible and much more cost-effective. Federal boundaries have changed — why not municipal and regional district boundaries? Of course, the voters should decide, by referendum in the fall of 2014.

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vironmentalists are questioning coal mines and oiI tankers, how many are concerned about people pollution in our own backyard? The CVRD consultant estimates that 25 per cent of septics are failing. The Province has abandoned their responsibility and the CVRD has ignored this problem.

A SOCCER BAG full of gratitude to all the Courtenay Superstore customers who donated to the Comox Valley Millennium Girls U13 soccer team during its “bagging” fundraiser Nov. 30. The team would also like to thank Brad and all the cashiers who cheerfully provided their support. Not only did the team raise funds for travel to tournaments, Millennium was able to contribute approximately $500 to the President’s Choice Children’s Charity in the process. It was a fabulous experience for our girls. Thanks everyone! WHAT IS GOING on in this province? There’s no money for nurses, no money for schools, no money for the elderly or the homeless or disabled, yet BC Ferries is allowed to do whatever they want with rates and service. BC Hydro is skyrocketing fares and an oil pipeline is being pushed through the most pristine wilderness in the world. I lived on the west coast of Vancouver Island when two tankers collided off Jordan River in the ‘60s. The mess was unreal, and they weren’t even oil tank-

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came together; they were concerned about people who were in need of help. Life is that way; some do very well while others have a hard time to keep bread on the table and pay the bills. I have been there and it was not easy at times and how blessed I felt when help was offered. As an immigrant in 1971, we entered the Christmas season with me losing my job. Our three children were too young to understand our situation, however, two members of our congregation fully understood. They saw no traces of any preparations in our home for the coming holidays.  No tree, no lights and no presents were encircling the missing Christmas tree.  But here again, some caring people came together and provided us with the best Christmas we ever experienced. A tree with lights and two large boxes filled with food were found outside our front door.  It was so overwhelming; our hearts were filled with thankfulness. In 1968, three years prior to our situation, SOS was established and offered similar “good karma projects,” which lasted 45 years and it is now a familiar icon in the community.  May we take this example to heart and reach out to those who are in need. It will only be a small reflection of what Christ did for us, but He will be very thankful if we take care of His children in need. I know this from my own experience, through others, His care and love came through.

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Trends to watch for in 2014 Another year has come and gone in the world of marketing so this seems a good time to pinpoint some trends that will affect businesses in 2014. Going into 2013 trend spotters predicted that building relationships would be one of the keys to operating a successful business. According to them this will also hold true for 2014. Social media will remain hot for the time being, but there are some concerns that businesses should take into consideration. For example, according to one U.S. study by Piper Jaffray, trend-setting, techno-savvy teens are beginning to switch allegiances when it comes to social media preferences. In three separate surveys from the fall of 2012 to the fall of 2013, Facebook dropped from 42 to 23 per cent while Twitter remained relatively constant at 26 per cent and Instagram rose from 12 to 23 per cent. Content marketing will remain one of the driving forces behind

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successful communications programs. For those not familiar with the term, here’s a definition I came across which puts it into perspective. Your customers don’t care about you, your products or your services … they care about themselves, their wants, their needs. Content marketing is about creating interesting information your customers are passionate about so they will actually pay attention to you. This leads to another related trend when dealing with customers: the need to build trust and credibility. Marketers must be able to engage in useful, respectful dialogue, and most importantly provide an enjoyable experience for their customer. Mobile marketing will get even bigger. It has been predicted

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Getting bang for your buck is a badge of honour these days, but one area you don’t want to misspend is charitable donations. There is no shortage of non-profits competing for contributions, but quality and effectiveness vary, so research before donating. Here are some suggestions: Pick the right cause. Many prefer to support organizations that champion issues close to the heart. Consider whether to target local organizations or a more global impact. Familiarize yourself with operations. Study websites, annual reports and mission statements. Speak to staff or volunteers. Do your homework. In tough times, nonprofits are experiencing increased demand for services. Avoid charities that spend heavily on salaries, advertising, fundraising and administration. Be tax-smart. Only contributions made to

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by some that sales of smartphones will exceed PC sales, and by 2015 tablets will outsell PCs by 60 per cent. Despite the “hype” around social media most businesses need to make sure their website is working well. Integrating marketing strategies, which has been on the list of trends for a few years, still remains one of the key priorities for companies. It is becoming more and more essential to align social, media, print, Internet, events and everything else under one umbrella rather than seeing them as separate components.

With the incredible array of communications media available, marketers need to pay special attention to word-of-mouth engagements. According to one research company, Keller Fay, only 10 per cent of consumer conversations occur online; the other 90 per cent occur elsewhere: parties, social gatherings, chance encounters. As the proliferation of communications opportunities grows, no person or company can or should become master of them all. The decision for 2014 is to choose the ones that work best for you and get rid of the rest.

Lastly, the trend setters remind businesses that conventional media still works well. Just look at the latest issues of consumer magazines and the number of inserts that come with your weekly newspaper. Take the time to look at the trends taking place in your business. To paraphrase one of Yogi Berra’s ‘Yogisms’: If you don’t know where you are going and establish some goals, you might not get there. Joe Smith is a communications consultant and an accomplished fine artist. He can be reached via e-mail at joesmith@shaw.ca.

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Spending unsustainable A new Canadian Federation of Independent Business report reveals operating spending by most B.C. municipalities has been rising at an unsustainable rate over the past 11 years. BC Municipal Spending Watch 2013 compares growth in spending by each municipality to population growth from 2000 to 2011 as a benchmark to determine the level of fiscal sustainability. “While some city councils are working hard to get their fiscal house in order, the rest seem to be oblivious to today’s economic challenges,” says Mike Klassen, B.C. director for CFIB. B.C.’s population grew by 15 per cent while spending rose by 52 per cent. Just

10 of 153 municipalities kept spending in line with inflation and population growth the last decade. No large municipalities (population of 25,000 and over) made the list.   “A B.C. family of four could have saved on average $5,302 in municipal taxes over the last 11 years if city councils kept their operating spending to the rate of inflation and population growth,” Klassen said. “This is far beyond what should be considered as sustainable and fiscally responsible.” Municipal revenue in B.C. totalled $7.9 billion in 2011. According to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, most revenue (39 per cent) came from taxation such as property

taxes. 27 per cent was from the sale of services such as business licences. “Those mayors and councillors who are pushing back against unsustainable tax increases to pay for things like big salary and benefit increases for staff deserve praise for their efforts,” Klassen said. The CFIB report makes recommendations to enable municipal governments to better control growth in operating costs.

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A road to somewhere Beside the obvious benefits of a brand-new modern hospital, the Comox Valley will apparently benefit from a related development. The North Connector, a concept that hasn’t been bandied about publicly for at least eight years, will happen. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone came to the Comox Valley to give us his word last week. Choosing the single-lane bridge over Dove Creek to make his announcement with our MLA, all local mayors and the regional district chair present, Stone cited the project’s “very, very strong” merits. A new connector linking our main population centre to the Inland Island Highway is a matter of when, not if, he vowed. The impetus for the link is more a matter of connecting inland highway traffic to the Comox Valley than vice versa. Even though Campbell River is getting its own hospital, ambulances coming from up Highway 19 — including the real North Island — will need a quicker route to reach the new Comox Valley hospital. They’ve negotiated their way through Courtenay to get to St. Joseph’s in Comox for decades, but Comox Valley traffic congestion is making that an increasingly time-consuming drive. Coming all the way down to the Comox Valley Parkway, down to Cliffe, across the river and up Ryan Road will take even longer by the time the hospital opens in 2017. While Highway 19 onto the Parkway is an obvious route into Courtenay from the south for anyone in a hurry, the only option to the Parkway for southbound inland traffic is a slow, circuitous rural route including the tiny Dove Creek bridge. Streamlining that route is “unquestionably at the top of my list (of capital projects) for Vancouver Island,” Stone stated, stressing that it would be a great fit with the opening of the new hospital. Rural residents north of Courtenay will have to adjust to some increased traffic, but their sacrifice could save the lives of patients in southbound ambulances. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com Record Question of the Week This week: Seventy per cent of respondents said they feel local governments in the Comox Valley should be amalgamated. Next week: Should speed limits be changed on long stretches of highway between communities? Visit www. comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. From a humble beginning courtesy of Cumberland Ready Mix, the Christmas Truck Parade has grown into a Comox Valley tradition, with 22 entries this year.

Beset by red ink, BC Ferries is proceeding with service cuts that will reduce coastal communities connectivity. Still no word about its lavishly paid mandarins.

And now, the water facts Dear editor, I was rather surprised to read in a recent edition of your newspaper a letter from Phil Harrison (“Where can he sign up for Courtenay water rates?”) that he is no longer a water meter advocate. I know Phil Harrison quite well, and I have e-mails from him promoting the need for water meters Valley-wide. He is fond of the saying, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” However, the main reason why I am responding to his letter is that it is riddled with so many inaccuracies that it needs some facts. First, Phil ignores the fact that more than 68 per cent of watermetered residents, who will no longer pay the $435 annual fee for water, will pay less for water. These residents have been subsidizing high water users. Phil Harrison is a high water user and based on the user-pay concept he will have to pay for the extra water he uses. This seems fair. Why should those who use less water pay for those who use more? He states that the CVRD did not consider suggestions from its Sept. 17 public meeting (wrong

date; it was the 23rd). That is not true. Based on that meeting, we lowered the tier two rate from 95 cents to 79 cents per cubic metre, modified the multi-family rate to a per-unit basis (Phil Harrison’s suggested modification) and are now considering a rate for farmers with farm status. He states conservers are not rewarded. On the contrary, if they use the minimum of 15 cubic metres a month (15,000 litres) over the year they will save $168 over the old flat rate. Phil’s statement that the CVRD has a large surplus and has been overcharging for years is wrong. The $15-million surplus is for bulk water service, not the local service area that provides water to rural customers. Big ticket municipal items that cost millions of dollars such as garbage, water and sewer are regulated by the province. Local governments have to ensure these services comply with provincial requirements. Island Health (VIHA) has developed stringent rules with regard to water quality and we will have some major infrastruc-

ture costs to pay for a deep-water intake. We need reserves to pay for these costs so we can lessen the amount we borrow and reduce the interest costs. Without prudent reserve funds we cannot pay for future capital costs when our infrastructure reaches the end of its life. Contrary to Phil Harrison’s claim that meters are needed to increase revenue for reserves, our revenue is comparable to the old annual rate. His comment that we have reduced our water use by only 6.6 per cent is inaccurate, as it has been reduced by 17 per cent between 2011 and 2013 — and if you take in 2010, it is 27 per cent. Millions of litres of water disappear into the ground with water leaks on private property. Meters will tell a resident immediately if they have a leak and it gives them the opportunity to repair it. Phil Harrison’s water has been measured with a water meter. Now he has to manage it. Jim Gillis, Comox Valley Editor’s note: Jim Gillis is the Comox Valley Regional District’s Area B director.

Recycling in B.C. not the same Dear editor, Recent initiatives from the Province have changed the way recycling works across B.C. For years, all the “eco fees” we have been paying at point of purchase (batteries, lightbulbs, paint, etc.) has gone to the provincial government. Now, under Multi Materials BC, this money will come back in the form of rebates to help local government with recycling. Under the new model, recycling centres must be fenced, lit, gated, manned, maintained and insured. They must be located on property that is either owned or

leased by local government. The days of a few bins at the back end of your local supermarket are quickly drawing to a close. The recent referendum for unified district garbage and recycling pickup would have also qualified for rebates from MMBC. In addition, under the new model, the system would have taken glass, styrofoam and “film” plastics that are not allowed under the current system. Royston, where the CVRD contracted the garbage pickup contract, will soon get almost

$40,000 back from MMBC, which will reduce the costs to homeowners even further. The City of Courtenay and Village of Cumberland, both of which contract their services, are going to see big savings as well. Yes, this program is a gamechanger, but it will be nice to be able to get a bit of the “eco fees” back that we have all being paying all these years. Edwin Grieve, Comox Valley Editor’s note: Edwin Grieve is the Comox Valley Regional District’s Area C director.


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Forcing us not democratic Dear editor, I find it hard to believe that anyone who is or has been involved with any level of government would make the statement that we “should be forced to merge.” That is a ludicrous statement in that the Province does not have the Legislative power to force amalgamation. When this issue was front and centre in 1998/99, I had the opportunity to ask then-Minister of Municipal Affairs James Doyle if his ministry would force amalgamation. The answer as I recall was “not only would they not but they could not,” as legislation demanded that if a community’s tax base was impacted by a circumstance then the community had the right, either

by referendum or counter petition, to have their franchise exercised. We, as taxpayers, have the right to determine our own destiny and that is democracy. Governments forcing us to do things that might not be in our best interests is dictatorial and draconian. Anyone who is on a limited, fixed income should think long and hard before they

decide that they are in favour of amalgamation. It has been stated that there are four Administrators. Well, mark my word, not one of them will be fired. If anything there will be an executive director hired to oversee the existing ones. This will happen at all levels of the bureaucracy. To say nothing of the policing costs, full-time paid fire department and new facilities to house them. It has been said that if we had one council it would be more co-operative and function better. Take a look at Toronto; they don’t seem to be getting along too well. The key to better local governance is for more people to get involved. Go to council meetings, ask ques-

tions, and keep their noses to the grindstone. When we sit back and allow council to act of their own accord and only participate at election time, then we get what we deserve. Amalgamation will only be democratic if they first hold a plebiscite to see if the community is even interested in reviewing the situation. Only then should a study be commissioned and, with full knowledge to go by, hold a referendum. That way the electorate have been involved at all levels, and no one is” forced” to accept anything that they don’t want. D.W. (Don) Davis, Comox Editor’s note: Don Davis is a former elected member of Comox council.

to the area’s patients. The change to the oncologist’s schedule at the Nanaimo location was not made lightly, and we understand it has caused stress for some of her patients. While Dr. Most is now in the Nanaimo clinic one day a week, and in Victoria four days a week, patients continue to receive excellent cancer treatment. As with all oncolo-

gists, she continues to formulate her patients’ cancer management plan, which is then carried out by a GP in oncology. We use this care delivery model across the province. She can still provide consultations to her current patients throughout the week via phone or video link when required, a common practice across the province as we cover a large geo-

graphic area. Part of the reason for the change is that it became apparent Dr. Most was in the position in Nanaimo of carrying out her duties more as a generalist in all cancers. Today, oncologists throughout the BC Cancer Agency specialize in a few specific cancer types. This transition allows Dr. Most to specialize and better collaborate with other oncologists at the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre in Victoria, which benefits all patients. This also facilitates patients from the Nanaimo area to see oncologists who specialize in their specific type of cancer. Dr. Marianne Taylor Editor’s note: Dr. Marianne Taylor is the interim VP, systemic therapy, of the BC Cancer Agency.

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Cancer treatment still excellent Dear editor, Re: Letter from Donna Newall about Nanaimo oncologist transferred to Victoria most of the week (Record, Nov. 23). As the interim vicepresident of Systemic Therapy for the BC Cancer Agency, I want to assure Ms. Newall and all patients attending the clinic in Nanaimo that we are committed to continued high-quality care

Christmas carols or else Dear editor, The time has come to see how serious people are about their merry Christmas and noel complaints. A very simple start to a solution is as follows: If a store does not display merry Christmas, do not shop there.

No Christmas carols; don’t go. If people do not say “Merry Christmas,” take them off your greetings list. We are a nation who has had the Christmas spirit since the tradition started. No one — repeat — no one has the right

to take it away from us. If the government does not have the resolve to rectify the solution, let us do it for them. Where are the good old values that Canada was built on? G. Parsons, Comox Valley

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Choice of taxis?

Dear editor, We are finally able to choose — I hope! For as long as I can remember, there has been only one option out there when you need a ride. Comox Taxi has been the only choice for far too long. Another company has applied to provide taxi service as well as wheelchair transportation service in the Valley. Ambassador Shuttle Service has applied for this service in addition to the work that they already do. I, for one, wholeheartedly hope that they are successful in their application. The Valley needs choice out there for us consumers! It’s time for change. Let’s shake things up and support a second option out there, G. Moore, folks. Comox Valley

Poor in Canada

Dear editor, It is heartwarming to see folks donating to the typhoon disaster in the Philippines, and raising funds for medical supplies in Syrian refugee camps. Blessings on these kind and compassionate people. In the meantime, in Attawapiskat, Ont., people are living in Third World conditions in substandard housing, and suffering through power outages and fires that prompted recent issuing of a state of emergency and evacuations. Just sayin’. J. Gould, Courtenay

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New fund creation provides stability for the future

Finding the money for administration purposes is often a challenge for philanthropic organizations such as your Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF). Relying on special events to help raise these funds does not always ensure that the necessary funds will be available on an annual basis. Ideally if there was a dedicated fund in place whose purpose was to provide a secure source of income, it would go a long way in helping to ensure the administrative side of the organization does not have to rely on these events or utilize funds that could be better used to support local organizations. Realizing the importance of establishing such a fund, Marianne Muir, who has lived in the Valley since 1974 recently provided just over $20,000 in seed funding to establish the CVCF Sustainability Fund. Having worked with a number of community organizations over the years, including the North Island College Foundation, Marianne said that as an organization grows it becomes increasingly difficult for volunteers to be able to manage the daily administrative activities. “I also believe,” said Marianne, “that in order to be able to attract volunteers and allow board members to be able to focus on the aims of the Foundation, it is essential that the organization should feel secure in knowing that the business side of things will be taken care of in a professional manner. I hope that by establishing this fund, others will see the value of providing the CVCF with this much needed stability and will be able to add to it.” This is not the first time Marianne has seen the value of donating to the CVCF. In 199, she established the George & Marianne Muir Fund to assist the community in making park and land stewardship improvements. Currently the Comox Valley Community Foundation holds and administers over 70 individual charitable and pooled funds. Since 1998 the Foundation has disbursed over $1.2 million in grants to support local charitable organizations. To find out more about the Comox Valley Community Foundation, the various funds and how you can help or add to Marianne’s donation, visit the Foundation’s website at

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Musical revue visits Courtenay Wealth of talent set to perform Dec. 14 at Sid Williams Theatre

hip-hop, his more recent music has extensively incorporated blues, country, rock, folk and avantgarde influences. Terfry is also a radio host, hosting the weekday Radio 2 Drive Snowflakes are starting show on CBC Radio 2 since to appear, carols are pop- September 2008. ping up on the radio, the • An indie folk band holidays are right around from Portland, Ore., Horse the corner — and with that Feathers consists of singer/ comes Jon and Roy’s fifth songwriter Justin Ringle annual Holiday Special. (acoustic guitar, vocals, perAfter four successful cussion) and a rotating cast years of sold-out shows at of supporting musicians, Victoria’s Alix Goolden Hall including multi-instrumenand Vancoutalist Peter ver’s Vogue Broderick Theatre, This year’s and several the band lineup features CBC string playwill bring ers. the revue to Radio 2 Drive’s Rich • Ryan Courtenay’s Terfrey (aka Buck Guldemond Sid Williams is the lead Theatre on 65), Horse Feathsinger of Dec. 14 for ers, Mother Mother’s Va n c o u v e r the first Ryan Guldemond indie dartime. lings Mother This year’s with guests, and Scott Mother, a lineup fea- Stanson and David five-piece tures CBC Canadian Radio 2 Lang of Current band origiDrive’s Rich Swell. nally from Terfry (aka Q u a d r a Buck 65), Island. Horse Feathers, Mother • Dave Lang and Scott Mother’s Ryan Guldemond Stanton of Current Swell with guests, and Scott will perform an acoustic Stanson and David Lang of duo set with songs from Current Swell. Current Swell’s past cata• Victoria folk-roots rock- log and some new songs ers Jon and Roy have been from their upcoming busy on the road since the album. In the foreground June 2012 release of their of the “new roots” music fourth album. The group front pushing out of Canatoured with CBC’s Stuart da‘s west coast, their sound McLean Vinyl Café and continues to develop into a toured Western Canada blues and roots feel, gainwith fellow Victorians Cur- ing even more popularity rent Swell. They took home with their fans. the 2013 Western Canadian The Sid Williams TheMusic Award for the Best atre show begins Dec. 14 Roots Group. with doors opening at 7 p.m. • Richard Terfry, better Tickets are available at the known by his stage name Sid box office by phoning Buck 65, is a Canadian 1-866-898-TIXX (8499) and alternative hip-hop artist. at www.sidwilliamstheatre. Underpinned by an exten- com/tickets. sive background in abstract — Jon & Roy

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A New York dance company makes its Vancouver Island debut Dec. 14 with its presentation of Watering Hole at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay. The 49th Parallel Dance Company was founded in 2010 by Alvin Ailey as well as American

Dance Theatre graduates Ariana Champlin of New York City and Courtenay native Carolyn Schmidt. “Through a series of dance skits set to an amazing soundtrack, we are taken through a day in a life at The Watering Hole. Love, lust, pain, brawls, and celebrations. All beautifully displayed with grace, and athletic precision.” – Plank Magazine, Vancouver. “Don’t miss Watering Hole by New Yorkbased 49th Parallel Dance Company, which melds the best of contemporary dance, theatre, and indie rock music to recreate a chaotic night at a local pub.” – The Vancouver

Sun Choreography is by Schmidt and Champlin. The soundtrack for Watering Hole is a compilation of original tracks by Brooklyn-based band Black Taxi, which has been referred to as “one of New York City’s most prominent live acts.” Watering Hole was created in 2012 with the support of a project grant from the Calgary 2012 arts initiative. Since then, it has become a bi-coastal project with three casts of dancers and has been performed in Calgary, Vancouver, New York City and in Maine. The 49th Parallel Dance Company operates

out of Canada and the USA and is committed to connecting dance communities across North America through the creation and production of innovative dance works. Watering Hole will be performed Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Old Church Theatre at 755 Harmston Ave. in Courtenay. Tickets are available at www.49thparalleldanceco. com and at Silhouette Dance Shop, Triple Heat Dance, and Assante Capital. Ron Schmidt of Assante Capital Management Ltd. is presenting Watering Hole in Courtenay. — 49th Parallel Dance Company

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RED TULIPS AFTERNOON is by artist Christy Mitchell, who will exhibit work this weekend at Filberg Park.

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Local artist Christy Mitchell will show her popular Monotypes this weekend at the Filberg Loge in Comox. “The monotype process with its painterly effects has kept me intrigued since 1994,” says Mitchell.  “The challenge of ‘working backwards’ and never quite knowing how the piece is going to turn out is a constant adventure and it requires both patience and a sense of humour.” Mitchell works with different subject matter, often with abstract elements that allow the viewer to make their own decisions about how to view the piece.  Whether the piece is a floral image with dramatic colour or an interpretive landscape, the artwork has taken many layers of colour and repeated transfers to develop into the finished piece.   The lodge will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mitchell will be on site to both answer questions about her unusual technique and also provide information about this interesting building that once housed a prominent Valley family.  The collectibles gift shop upstairs will also be open at 61 Filberg Rd. in Comox. — Christy Mitchell

Memory and Imagination, the latest show of Sofie Skapski’s art at the Zocalo Cafe and Gallery, runs from Dec. 9 to Jan. 12. Opening night is Dec. 14 from 7 till 9 p.m. Sofie will be on hand to meet and greet and discuss the works on display. Aside from their wonderful beverages, Zocalo Cafe has a full menu as well as a tasty tapas menu to order from, as you take in the art and entertainment on offer. Jazz trio Loose Gravel will perform, filling out a rewarding evening. Skapski is well known for her evocative paintings of trees, branches held high to catch pieces of sky, sun dappling through to the forest floor, and her dramatic closeups of exotic and wild flowers. Memory and imagination is a bit of a departure as it explores tenuous ideas of the resonance of residual memory that can be attached to a place and time. These paintings

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have the same warmth of colour and softness as one has come to expect in Sofie’s work, and the same grounding in nature and expressive representationalism. People are an important element in these paintings as well — their interactions with the landscape, the memories, and the world opened up by the imagination. Zocalo Cafe and Gallery is at the corner of Fifth and Cliffe in Courtenay. If you can’t make the opening, drop by as many times as you like during the month the show is on display. There is always something new to discover: a nuance in a work that may not initially be apparent. Sofie Skapski’s work can also be found at South Hollow Gallery on Fifth Street and the Comox Valley Art Gallery Gift Shop and their Christmas Craft Market. You can also visit her website at sofieskaski.com. — Sophie Skapski

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Christmas with Bee at Zocalo The First Thursday concert series with Bee Wolf Ray this month features special guest Peter Cloud Panjoyah, who will lend his vocal and percussion skills to Bee’s Christmas show as well as Jack Sigurdson on lead guitar. “My Christmas show at the Zocalo is becoming a tradition,” Bee says. “I love the emotional depth of the season. I’ve written a couple of Christmas songs myself and I keep adding to my repertoire of interesting and unusual Christmas material for grownups.” Not a sentimentalist, she prefers songs that question our cultural assumptions and speak to the conflicts and contradictions that surround Christmas. She includes as well some feel-good material such as Happy Xmas (War is Over) and Good King Wenceslas (a childhood favourite). This year, the entire first set will be devoted to Christmas material, including some fun new choices such as You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (sung with gusto by Peter) and Father Christmas by the Kinks. The second set will be more reminiscent of her normal repertoire, Bee lives parttime in Courtenay and part-time on Hornby Island. Her music has a raw, sweet sound with a soft edge of pleasurable intimacy. Her original songs tell fully realized, insightful and often surprising stories, presented with catchy, sophisticated melodies. These shows are by donation. Every first Thursday of the month, stay tuned for an enjoyable evening of intimate singer-songwriter music while you enjoy delicious food and drink at the Zocalo Cafe. For more information about Bee’s music, visit her artist page on ReverbNation at www. reverbnation.com/ beewolfray. — Bee Wolf Ray

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JOIN THESE CHOIR members in song as the Celebration Singers choir invites you to their annual Christmas concert at St. George’s United Church on Dec. 15 or 16.

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Singers having celebration The Celebration Singers invite all music lovers to embrace the holiday season and join them in an evening of Christmas melodies and beautiful singing. This choir concert will be held two nights, Dec. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in St. George’s United Church on Fitzgerald Avenue. Director Jenn Forsland has again chosen a repertoire of choral music that suits the four part harmonies Celebration Singers has earned a reputation for performing well. The delightful Christmas songs Calypso Lullaby (based on Mary’s Little Boy Child) and Christmas

in Killarney will certainly be familiar to everyone. A couple of jazzy numbers, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and Cool Yule, will get audiences in the groove. With superb accompaniment by the versatile Sean Mooney, the gospel spiritual Go Where I Send Thee is sure to fill St. George’s with joy. Sean Mooney is one of the Valley’s most well-known pianists and his talent on the keys is reason enough to come to a Celebration Singers concert! As well, Anela Kahiamoe will be adding some wonderful authentic Hawaiian ukulele sounds to Mele

Kalikimaka. Other guest musicians will be Grahame Edward, Jonathan Fairbanks and Jack Roland. As the evening unfolds, the choir will entertain with a number of more classical arrangements that challenge and showcase the skills of this 65-member group. And just to make this evening more perfect, there will be opportunities for the audience to join their voices in song with the choir and sing some traditional Christmas carols to help celebrate the season together. Come and enjoy Jenn Forsland, Sean Mooney and the Celebration Singers Choir on Dec.

15 or 16 at St. George’s United Church. Tickets may be available at the door but to avoid disappointment, get yours ahead of time at Blue Heron Book Store in Comox, House of Colour in Courtenay, or from any choir member. For more information or tickets, you can also contact Michelle Pagdin at 250-3344597. — Celebration Singers

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ORIGINAL KLEZMER MUSIC Geoff Berner visits the Waverley Hotel on Dec. 6 for original klezmer music that’s dirty, drunk, political and passionate. For details, phone 250-336-8322 or visit cumberlandvillageworks.com. Berner will also be at Cumberland Muse and Curios on Dec. 6 p.m. at 6:30 p.m. for a book launch and signing.

Rocks in artist’s head Anne Cubitt is working with crystalline glazes and altered forms. She is featured at the Potters Place through December with new work inspired by canyon rock formations where she recently hiked. “I wanted to make pots that reflected the fluidity of both clay and ancient rock forms … a cliff series.”   Crystalline glazing is something Anne has done for a long time. Crystals are created within the glaze by holding the kiln temperature high for hours after the firing is complete; silica and zinc in the glaze then combine to form crystals in fan and circle patterns. Invisible crystals inhabit many if not most glazes.  The macro-crystalline glazes, or  simply, crystalline glazes,  have crystals that grow large enough to see. Crystals are created when the glaze is fluid and molten long enough that specific molecules can  arrange themselves in structured strings or crystals. Generally speaking, crystals develop as needle-like shapes at about 2084F (1140C) and group together in shapes which are altered by time and temperature. Fully rounded, they give a distinctly flowerlike effect.

Cubitt will exhibit work at the Potters Place throughout December. She’ll be in the store Dec. 7 and 9.

Fort more information, call 250-334-4613 or go to www.thepottersplace.ca. — Potters Place

As part of the various holiday celebrations, the Comox Valley Art Galley wants to celebrate you! This Saturday, you are invited to a community appreciation open house and Discover Art Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a free family-friendly event that is open to the public, so it’s perfect for an afternoon with your kids, or a creative date with friends. Gallery staff and volunteers will have a fun and easy holiday craft for you and your little ones to make. Gather and create; draw, sketch, colour or collage. Basic art materials are supplied for everyone to share and explore. While enjoying the celebration and participating in Discover Art Saturday this month, make sure to walk around the gallery, grab a hot drink and snacks and explore the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s 39th annual Christmas Craft Fair. The longest-running Christmas Craft Fair in the Comox Valley runs until Dec. 28 — weeks of gorgeous local, hand-

made arts for gifting and sharing: wood art, photography, jewelry, fabric arts, soaps, candles, specialty foods, glass works, ceramics, paper goods, gifts for

children, youth, adults — everyone on your list, even you! We will provide refreshments, artmaking supplies, and happy holiday smiles.

For information on the gallery’s art education programs, visit www. comoxvalleyartgallery. com or call 250-3386211. — Comox Valley Art Gallery


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Silk Pajamas becomes quartet Silk Pajamas will perform at Zocalo Café this Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Silk PJs have been a popular additional to the local music scene for the past five years. Founding members Danny Bereza on guitar and Ian Parson on the flugelhorn got together to play old standards and a mix of blues and country music. Over the years, they have developed a strong and loyal fan base to whom they are appreciative and hugely grateful. Ian recently decided to give the ‘bone’ a hiatus. He has taken a side step away from the PJs for a while and they look forward to welcoming him back when his well-worn lips have had a rest. Bereza and vocalist Ann Johnstone will be joined Saturday by excellent musicians Alain Gourdeau on acoustic bass and Philip Nowé on keyboard. Alain studied classical and jazz guitar with world-class teachers and participated in jazz workshops in Canada and the USA. He has been playing piano, guitar and bass for 40 years and is enjoying

A NEW LINEUP of Silk Pajamas performs this Saturday at Zocalo Café. retirement in the beautiful Comox Valley and getting involved with the music community – lucky for Silk Pajamas! Philip has studied classical piano with Edward Parker, one of the best teachers in B.C. The jazz influence came from performer/ teacher, Bob Murphy. Philip has played professionally for many years. He performs a wide variety of styles, switching easily from jazz to boomer music. — Silk Pajamas

AT OLD CHURCH Celebrating 55 years, the Co-Val Choristers perform Les Miserables until Dec. 8 at the Old Church Theatre. For more information, phone 250-334-2992.

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE NoMeansNo hits the Waverley Hotel stage Dec. 7 with special guests the Abbie Hoffman Society and American Supine. For details, phone 250-336-8322 or visit www.cumberlandvillageworks.com.

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The Rainy Valley Voices, Courtenay’s newest choral addition, together with Campbell River Children’s Choir, invite you to begin your holiday season with the sound of singing this Saturday. This season the choir will perform melodic and timeless seasonal classics for their debut performance hosted by the Campbell River Children’s Choir. Rainy Valley Voices is a new small vocal ensemble. The choir includes young professional men and women, and performs a capella. To see the Rainy Valley Voices free of charge, join the fun at the Tin Town Artists Christmas Sale and Open House on Dec. 7 between 2 and 3 p.m. Alternatively, see Rainy Valley Voices at Dance in the Rain, a gala concert featuring two youth choirs and special guests from  Campbell River, DanceXtreme. Tickets for this Campbell River event are available at The Music Plant in Campbell River. For more information, contact Sophie at 250-792-3173. — Rainy Valley Voices

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Sew Sisters Artist Guild Society (SSAGS) has undergone many transformations during the past three years as this conscious community co-operative continues to evolve. Facilitating community projects to create places where people can display their “skills, talents, and abilities ... whilst teaching others,” SSAGS acts as an umbrella para organization, assisting local service providers, community leaders, educators, musicians and artists with marketing, media and materials. Two affiliated studios serve as launch zones for new ideas, product sales, services and events. Studio A, Studio B and their shared Community Garden are located in the 2702-2704 block of Dunsmuir Ave. in historic downtown Cumberland.  Studio A, formerly the main hub and retail location of over 100 SSAGS member artists, lends itself as a studio workshop to resident artist Daniel Arsenault. Daniel designs and creates high quality leather products, ranging from bags to wrist cuffs to specialty items under the name of Daniel’s Details, and is available by appointment at 250-702-0758. He has also contributed his skills as chef for numerous SSAGS fundraisers and holds the title of Studio A coordinator. Studio B, initially intended as a practice space for healing modalities and later converted to a music studio currently houses a boutique eco-salon Virgin Hair, an art gallery and furniture show-room. The location also functions as a versatile space for special events such as last year’s second annual artist benefit for resi-

with information, ideas and support. SSAGS is seeking: • Individuals with permaculture and organic gardening experience to get involved in the Phase 2 planning and working of the community garden; • A talented hair artist to join the Virgin Hair collective; • Website developers to assist in revamping the guild’s website; • Visual artists looking to display their work. For general inquiry, e-mail cvsew.sisters@ gmail.com or call 250400-4247. — Sew Sisters Artist Guild Society

A CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY co-operative, Sew Sisters Artist Guild Society in Cumberland continues to evolve. dent photographer Ron Pogue and most recently the Cascadian Crusaders’ Great Plastic Roundup book launch after-party. Studio B co-ordinator Paulina Maj has been with SSAGS as a founding member since 2010 and serves as SSAGS board of trustees chair and sergeant at arms. Paulina works as a creative professional and is senior stylist in the Virgin Hair collective, where she promotes a more sustainable approach to the beauty industry alongside junior stylist Kaila Rain and esthetician Gillian Brooks. For more information, call 250-400HAIR (4247) or visit virginhair.ca. Brooks, instrumental in Studio A’s 2012 renovation, is also known in the community as the artist behind the three new murals in downtown Cumberland. She is currently exhibiting work in the Studio B Gallery, curated by Sonia Stastny. Sonia has just finished presenting local author Lee White’s work and is preparing

PUBLIC NOTICE The Dog Park in Cumberland Village Park will be closed for upgrades for approximately two weeks beginning on December 9, 2013. For more information and for updates on the reopening date of the facility visit cumberland.ca or call 250-336-2291.

for the 10 Under 100, a group exhibition of 10 artists with works under $100 (or so) each. In the spirit of the holiday season, the opening reception of this exciting exhibit will involve festive treats, live music, and a bonfire this Friday at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Sonia at 778-889-1605. Also involved in the running and maintenance of Studio B is Brett Ferdinandi, designer and fabricator, the artist responsible for the studio’s look and much of the furniture and cabinetry used therein. Brett is a member on the SSAGS board of trustees and acts as Studio B co-ordinator alongside partner Paulina. Andrew Brandon Emmerson, founding CEO of the society and the face behind the name, took a leave of absence as of June 2013 to continue his education as a student of the International Butler Academy in Europe. Just a phone call away, Andrew is always ready and willing to assist the guild

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Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm for everyone interested. Continuing Saturday Dec. 14 10:00-3:00 December 15th 10:00-12:00 for Call Backs At the CLT Rehearsal Space: 1625 McPhee Ave. (behind JetFM), Courtenay PRODUCTION DATES Sid Williams Theatre - April 10-17, 2014 North Island Zone Festival During the week of May 18-24, 2014

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HAPPENING 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. 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 presenting Jeanne MacGrotty exhibit called Residual. Season of Light displayed until Dec. 28. CVAG Christmas Art Gallery Christmas Craft Fair runs through Dec. 28. FMI: www. comoxvalleyartgallery.com or 250-338-6211. 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. 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. POTTERS PLACE showing work by Anne Cubitt in December. She will be in store at 180B Fifth St. in Courtenay from Dec. 7 to 9. FMI: 250-334-4613 or www. thepottersplace.ca STUDIO B in Cumberland launches 10 Under 100 art show. Opening night Dec. 6 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 2704 Dunsmuir Ave. 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. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ displays art by Sophie Skapski from Dec. 9 to Jan. 12. Opening night Dec. 14, 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 5 LITTLE BIG BAND at Avalanche Bar & Grill. FMI: www.georgiastraightjazz. com. ESENCIA FLAMENCA at The Grotto in Courtenay, 7 p.m. FMI: 250-897-0081. BEE WOLF RAY with PETER CLOUD PANJOYAH and JACK SIGURDSON give Christmas concert at Zocalo Café, 7 p.m.

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 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 HOFF-

MAN 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. CHRISTY MITCHELL displays art at Filberg Lodge, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DISCOVER ART SATURDAY at Comox Valley Art Gallery, 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8 DAGMAR KILIAN, PETER WALKER and ELEONORE KRULAARTS playing piano at St. John The Divine Church, 2 p.m. Admission by donation. CHRISTY MITCHELL displays art at Filberg Lodge, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 14 49TH PARALLEL DANCE COMPANY presents Watering Hole, 2 p.m. at Old Church Theatre in Courtenay. Tickets at www.49thparalleldanceco. com, Silhouette Dance Shop, Triple Heat Dance and Assante Capital. JON & ROY present Holiday Special with guests Buck 65, Horse Feathers, Ryan Guldemond, Scott Stanson and David Lang at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. FMI: www.sidwilliamstheatre. com.

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 250334-4597.

Monday, Dec. 16 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 250334-4597.

Thursday, Dec. 19 JUST IN TIME CHOIR at Little Red Church, 7:30 p.m. FMI: www.littleredchurchcomox.com.

Thursday, Jan. 16 CHILLIWACK at Filberg Centre in Vancouver Island WinterBites Festival concert. FMI: www.winterbitesfestival.com or 1-855-400-2882.


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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

X-TENSIONS ACROSS 1 “Get — case!” 6 1980s Chrysler line 10 Walk 15 Stockpile 19 Writer — Boothe Luce 20 Top-grade 21 Say hi, in modern slang 22 Baa maids? 23 Jungle guy who loves high points? 26 Corn-on-the-cob units 27 Farming prefix 28 Italian gold 29 Input info 30 Formal letter 32 System of pontiffs 35 Plea from an allergic person to a pair of gloves? 37 Christmas quaff 38 Piebald pony 39 Auld lang — 40 Fan setting 41 Period of constant change? 44 Wrap-up 46 Derby, e.g. 49 “I’ll do it” 50 V preceders 53 Young baby 57 Request that one attend 61 Glassware for a burial urn? 64 — serif 67 Seized vehicle, often 69 Actress Talbot 70 Eye narrowly 71 From — Z 72 Luxury watch moving counterclockwise? 75 “... — penny earned” 76 Numerous 78 Swamp plant 79 Mermaids’ realms 80 Preowned 81 Take sailor Drake for oneself? 84 Edifice tops 86 Altar boy 87 Letter-shaped hardware bit 89 “— it!” (cry upon arrival) 93 Copy cats 94 Miami loc. 97 Writer Haley holding a grudge? 101 Down dinner 104 See 106-Down 107 Swimmer Janet 108 Family guy

109 Cuban revolutionary who loves cereal? 113 Twinkling 115 Part of EDT 116 Jethro — 118 Alias letters 119 “... — it Memorex?” 121 Stud money 122 Chem lab reaction all over again? 126 Hershey toffee bar 127 “Milk” co-star Hirsch 128 Old music halls 129 “It pleases me!” 130 “Baseball Tonight” airer 131 Kinds 132 Hawk’s home 133 Ecstasy DOWN 1 Bi- x four 2 It may hold Old Glory 3 Admiral who captured New Orleans in 1862 4 Old U.S. postal mascot 5 “Pro” vote 6 Pop’s — and the Waves 7 Joint emcees 8 Prop- or hex- ender 9 Part of ROM 10 1982 Pryor/Gleason comedy 11 First hit for the Police 12 Boat wood 13 Meek as — 14 Biblical lion’s den survivor 15 Tilting board 16 Be in store 17 Vivacity 18 New Jersey county west of Hudson 24 “I swear it!” 25 Water lily leaves 31 — Poke (candy on a stick) 33 Church projections 34 Anchor 36 Finger count 37 Grid org. 42 Dec. 25 43 Bad-check abbr. 45 Genetic helix 46 Actor Ed 47 Not anxious 48 Classified notice, e.g. 51 Hip (to) 52 Harvard or Yale: Abbr. 54 City in Texas 55 German automaker

56 “Science Guy” of PBS 58 “H.R. Pufnstuf” producer Sid or Marty 59 — Aviv 60 “Fidelio,” e.g. 62 Summers, in Sedan 63 Seen less 64 Respectful bow 65 Immediately 66 “Some other time” 68 Plow team 72 Classic theater name 73 Domino’s shape: Abbr. 74 — Tomé and Príncipe 77 Salt, in Sedan 80 Plebes’ sch. 82 Mediator, for short 83 Deli creation 85 Initial 88 “— yellow ribbon ...” 90 Belgian king who abdicated in 2013 91 Frameworks over oil wells 92 Lead-in for skeleton 95 Tyler of “Jersey Girl” 96 Poet France 98 Handheld plug-andplay diversions 99 Delivers a lecture to 100 Seminal ’40s computer 101 Nonresident doctor 102 Survey info 103 Tank topper 105 Main points 106 With 104-Across, 1/24 of a foot 109 — and desist 110 Actor Tom 111 Prevent, in law 112 Opponent 114 “— the Girls I’ve Loved Before” 117 Writer — Hubbard 120 Patsy Cline’s “— Got You” 123 Dunk 124 Lyric verse 125 Leaf vein

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Irresistible Christmas cacti have interesting story Couldn’t resist. Was shopping for a friend...in a nursery, of course. Was only there to buy specifically for the friend with no thought of acquiring anything for myself. Indeed, had made my selection...but the path to the cashier led past the lovely display of Christmas cactus. Proved much too tempting. OK. Like I need another houseplant. Especially since I have inherited all of the plants from my parents’ solarium. With the exception of two 90-year-old jade trees. Those are adorning the foyer of our church in Victoria. That just left me to find space for the remaining smaller jade...a branch broken from one of the bigger jades that has grown to be a tree in its own right. Plants, flowers, colour...tempting like I said. As irresistible to me as chocolate is to others. It was a small plant after all. I was certain I could squeeze in a four inch pot somewhere. My present to myself...a Christmas cactus for Christmas. Or is it? Not knowing very much about cactus of any kind, I went digging for some information in my library. Looked it up by its Latin name to hopefully avoid any possible confusion. As I have said before, some plants share common names when they are actually from two different families. According to its label, my new acquisition is called Schlumbergera. This is the genus name. There are six species noted in this family of cacti... all of them native to the coastal mountain region in southeast Brazil, close to the Tropic of Capricorn. I was surprised to learn they grow naturally at altitudes ranging from 2,300 feet to over 9,000 feet. But then we are talking about the tropics so the air coming off the ocean would be quite warm. However, some of the species growing at the higher elevations do endure below freezing temperatures overnight. Another interesting fact is all of the Schlumbergera species grow in a similar manner as orchids. Some of these cacti are epiphytes, meaning they grow on trees and other plants.

under what is called “the Buckleyi Group� which contains all of the newest hybrids of various flower colours including pink, white, yellow and red. And the common name for this group is...Christmas cactus. But then, going by what I have read about this particular group, the stems and spiny teeth are all wrong on my plant. I am confused. Will need to do more research. In the meantime, I think I will call my plant Schlumbergera splendens. Means bril-

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They grow on rocks or in rock crevices. This would be why it is important not to over-water these cacti, potted up as they are in soil. Hopefully, the growers have used a soil mix with some grit in it to improve drainage. Now...here is where it gets a little confusing for me in accurately identifying my new Christmas cactus. According to information I have gathered thus far it would appear its form and flowering habit is more

like that of Schlumbergera truncata...the species more commonly known as the Thanksgiving cactus. This is because it is predictably in flower in and around the date of the American Thanksgiving holiday... the fourth Thursday in November. However...in the description of Schlumbergera truncata the pollen is noted as yellow. The pollen on my cactus is most definitely pink. Using that descriptive, my plant falls

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Learning how to spend Christmas on your own Diane Davies they like. I so look forward to actually eating the meal I’ve been planning. • I can’t be with my family so we set a time

ers and sleep the day away. • I have a regular volunteer thing that I do on Christmas day. • There is only one day a year that I go to church: Christmas day. It puts me in a softer mood for the day. After church, I go for a long walk and just take in nature. • Mexico calls. I plan my vacation to be away at a resort where some-

❝ What is fairly consistent for people who enjoy the day regardless, is that they make some kind of a plan. ❞ Diane Davies so that I can call them on Christmas day. That way we’re all ready for the call, and they open the presents I’ve sent at that time. We’re all excited at the same time. • I buy myself a present and wrap it really nice and just really treat myself the whole day doing things I don’t usually do, but like to do. It is a “no chore” day, for me. • I stay in bed, cover my head with my cov-

one else is looking after all of the Christmas stuff, and there are lots of other single people around. • There are a few other people I know who are on their own at Christmas so I invite them over. We have a potluck dinner and play games. • In the past I would feel kind of ashamed that I was on my own, and not tell anyone. That was really depressing. Not being

shy about the fact that I will be on my own Christmas day now, often means that I get invited to a lot of places. Some years I go to just one person’s place. Other years I drop in on a number of places. • What is the big deal about one day? There are 365 of them in a year, and every one of those that I don’t have to go to work is a good one. Bonus if it is in the middle of the week. • Whenever I start getting into the feeling sad that I don’t have family to spend time with at Christmas, I remember what it was really like when I did have family at Christmas: too much drinking, people fighting, tears – being on my own is better any day. • I keep really busy in the couple of weeks leading up to Christmas with every Christmas activity I can fit in. Come Christmas day, I am full up with Christmas and don’t bother with anything else. • I plan the day out really carefully so that

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Plaque honours Laver’s Flyers’ championship Earle Couper Record Staff

Memories were immortalized at Glacier Gardens on Saturday when a plaque was unveiled commemorating the Laver’s Flyers’ 1973 B.C. juvenile hockey championship. Many team members, their family and friends were on hand for the 40th reunion, and they were joined by other supporters and organizers at the afternoon unveiling. Jon Ambler, Comox Air Force Museum Program Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, was resplendent in a Boston Bruins’ jersey as he greeted the group. He noted Jackie Green, John Carswell and Al Pullen approached the museum last summer concerning the reunion and all were united in the understanding that community minor hockey is important and that the Flyers’ victory was, “important, historic and worth celebrating again.” Ambler passed on greetings from 19 Wing Commander Jim Benninger (who was unable to attend) and praised the work of Bobbi Howard-Muir, 19 Wing Personnel Support Programs Manager, in making the

THE 40-YEAR REUNION of the Laver’s Flyers’ 1973 B.C. juvenile hockey championship included the unveiling of a plaque (to the right of the showcase) in the same arena where they won the title. PHOTO BY EARLE COUPER unveiling possible. Noting some of Canada’s historic hockey milestones, Ambler said, “Hockey is a big deal for us. We invented it, we play it, we follow it, we love it. It defines us. We are at home in the rink. “Lessons learned on the hockey rink can be applied to everywhere else in life. If you practise and work hard at

The Laver’s Flyers, whose victory ❝ we celebrate again today, that team

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something you get better at it. If you don’t put in the effort, others who work harder will

be better than you,” said Ambler. “Human beings need to be part of something

bigger than themselves. We need to be part of the team. We need to learn to put others first … learn loyalty. There’s a mayor in Toronto who probably should have played hockey,” Ambler said to a chorus of chuckles. “The Laver’s Flyers, whose victory we celebrate again today, that team knows those lessons. They

applied them and they got the results they deserved, right here in this building. We’ve installed a plaque to celebrate their efforts. Most importantly we acknowledge their efforts and their victory, but it also serves as an example of what can be done when we work as a team.” Carswell, a member of the 1973 champion-

ship team, thanked Green for all her efforts with the reunion and plaque unveiling. “It wouldn’t have happened without her.” He noted the incredible community support the team enjoyed. The arena was always packed when the Flyers played, and Carswell recalled lying on the ice, looking up and seeing a fan who had climbed into the rafters to watch the game. “We couldn’t have done it without an amazing coach and parents’ support,” he added. Carswell said those unable to attend the reunion sent messages, and there was more than one suggestion that “we should do it again.” After posing for a team photo with the plaque (and many players wondering what happened to all the hair they had 40 years ago), the reunion attendees headed to the Comox Golf Course to, as Carswell put it, continue to swap stories and lies. The reunion weekend also included a gettogether Friday night at Green’s home, where local dignitaries and celebrities dropped by to pay their respects. Green said it was a great event, with some 100 in attendance.

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Raiders 6th at B.C. volleyball AAA Towhee boys 11th; AAAA Towhee girls 12th Earle Couper Record Staff

The Highland Raiders senior boys posted the best finish of the three Comox Valley teams attending provincial volleyball championships last week. The Raiders finished sixth at the AA boys championships in Kelowna. Also in Kelowna, the Vanier Towhees tied for 11th at the AAA boys tourney while in Penticton the Towhees senior girls were 12th at the AAAA championships. At the 16-team AA boys tourney Nov. 27-30, the Raiders’ Tristan MacLean and Chris Dodd earned Honourable Mentions in the All-Star team voting. After going undefeated (3-0) in pool play, Highland kept rolling Thursday with a 3-1 (19-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-16) win over Pacific Christian before suffering their first loss to Langley Christian. But the Raiders gave the eventual silver medallists all they could handle before falling 3-2 (23-25, 25-13,19-25, 26-24,15-9). On Friday, Highland defeated Clarence Fulton 2-1 (25-18, 25-27, 15-8) to give themselves a shot at a fifth-place finish, but on Saturday Nanaimo District avenged a pool-

round loss to the Raiders by blanking them 2-0 (25-19, 25-23). Langley Fundamental won the gold and MEI took home the bronze. Also Nov. 27-30 in Kelowna, the Towhees tied for 11th place at the 16-team AAA boys championship with Braydon Brouwer winning the spike competition. After taking second in pool play, the Towhees opened the playoff round Thursday with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-20) win over Caledonia. They then

lost 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-20) to eventual silver medallists Kelowna. The Courtenay crew bounced back Friday to beat Penticton 2-1 (16-25, 25-21, 15-13) but then lost 2-1 (2826, 20-25, 15-10) to Seaquam to end their B.C. run. Earl Marriott won gold and Mount Boucherie took home the bronze. Playing at the 16-team girls AAAA championships Nov. 28-30 in Penticton, the Towhees senior girls finished third in

their pool then ran up against stiff competition the rest of the way. On Friday they fell 2-1 (25-17, 25-22, 25-11) to Lord Tweedsmuir but rallied to beat Mt. Baker 2-0 (25-18, 25-16). Things did not go well Saturday, as the Towhees bowed 2-1 (25-17, 15-25, 15-13) to Pinetree then bowed out of the tourney with a 2-0 (25-22, 25-18) loss to Argyle in the game for 11th/12th. South Delta defeated Earl Marriott to win gold while South Kamloops took the bronze.

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Comox Valley United turned in a dominating performance Sunday to defeat Vic West Wolves 2-1 in Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 2 action at Valley View. The local men’s side owned the first half, coming close on a free kick that went inches wide of the left post, then drawing gasps from the sideline when Gokhan Avcil’s low drive slammed off the right post and skittered across the goal line but not over it. Vic West went up 1-0 early in the second half, and United responded by applying relentless pressure on the visitors. They were rewarded when Nick Marinus netted the equalizer and Darren Bergh

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Towhees tip off hoops season Earle Couper Record Staff

The Vanier Towhees senior boys basketball team played tip-off games this past weekend at the 2013 Saanich Slams tournament. “The competition was definitely first class, and ended with a big high,” said Vanier coach Larry Street. First up was AAAA Honourable Mention Claremont, whom Street considers possibly the best team on the Island. “They were better tuned than our Towhees, and the two Provincial team players were too much for our inexperienced group. “Still, the boys competed hard, and the game was a good test so early in the season. The final score was 65-46 Claremont, with our Joss Biggins leading the way with 11 points and seven rebounds. Harry Li had 13 rebounds coming off the bench while Colton Derycke and Jordan Balon pitched in nine points apiece.” Vanier’s second game Saturday was against #1 AA ranked Lambrick Park, and Street said their 6’11” centre and bonafide NCAA prospect Matt Neufeld “was a real ‘load’ for our team,”

although Towhee centre Bryce Olsen (Grade 11) did a commendable job on Neufeld as the game progressed. Biggins again led the way with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Bryce had 13 hard-fought points and five rebounds in a 94-62 loss. Street said Vanier’s

third game proved there is potential within the group. Kwalikum was the opponent, and after a 20-19 lead at the end of the first quarter, Vanier held the Kondors to only 19 points the rest of the way in a 79-38 win. Li had a fine doubledouble game (10 points and 10 rebounds), but

Midfielder Sandy Grant scored twice for the Comox Valley Masters men’s 35-plus soccer team in a 2-2 tie with Powell River, Sunday at Valley View Park in Courtenay. Grant slotted home a penalty shot in the early stages of the game. Fellow midfielder Andrew Scott had deked a few defenders and was fouled inside the 18-yard box to draw the penalty. The visitors tied the game just seconds before the end of the half.  Grant again put the home side up in the second half when he blasted home a pass from forward Peter Croonen. Minutes later, however, Powell River responded with a well-placed shot from a forward.  It was the second meeting of the season between the two sides. In the first, the teams tied 1-1 in Powell River. Both matches were spirited affairs.  Comox Valley sits atop the fourteam North Island

league with 12 points. Defending champion Powell River is in second spot with eight points and a game in hand. Grant is the league’s top scorer with six

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The 100-click limit is commonly referred to as unrealistic on today’s welldesigned highways. Keith Morgan

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Hike those highway speed limits, say a third of B.C. residents suburban highways and A significant number of 120 on the Coquihalla British Columbians clearly is reasonable. In my don’t buy the safety manexperience, it is not tra that speed kills. speed alone but excesIn fact, according to a sive speed combined new Insights West poll, with over-driving the conducted in partnership weather/road condiwith Black Press, 37 tions that kills. It is also per cent of residents (and 39 per cent of drivers) More than half of true to say that dramatic speed differbelieve a higher speed those polled believe entials of traffic is also limit should be posted a major contributor to on our major highways. the province should Currently, 100 km/h is the not bring back photo road carnage. However, while that may be true maximum on most freeradar. on congested urban ways, while 110 km/h is roads it is less so on posted on the Coquihalla Keith Morgan the highway where few Highway and parts of the people are travelling Okanagan connector. below the posted limit and I don’t “The fascinating issue on this question see another 10 km/h hike making for is the gender gap,” said Mario Canseco, major mishaps. Vice-President, Public Affairs at Insights Not surprisingly, the online survey of a West. “While half of men in B.C. would representative provincial sample also like to see a higher speed limit, just shows that a majority of residents one-in-four women concur with this believe that photo radar should not view.” be brought back. More than half of However, it was surprising to see that those polled (53 more than half (55 per cent) believe per cent) believe the speed limits should be left alone. the province should Another five per cent want to see not bring back limits lowered. photo radar, which It’s surprising if you read the newswas introduced in paper letters pages and listen to the the 1990s as a province’s radio talk shows, where the measure to curb 100-click limit is commonly referred to speeding, but as unrealistic on today’s well-designed was abandoned highways. in 2001. As a frequent driver of the network, While almost I have to agree that a 110 limit on the

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products so even though this CLA isn’t uber-expensive, it looks like a proper Mercedes Benz. The premium package is a must because it includes a huge panoramic sunroof, backup camera, automatic climate control and heated front seats; all of this for $2,800. This is a small car; the roof feels very low and back seat passengers need to be children or shorter adults. Rear seat outward visibility is limited and legroom is also at a premium. The better bet for families is the less expensive B-Class ($30,500) because it offers a bigger back seat and hatchback storage. Drive The launch event for this new CLA was held in the Washington D.C. area, leaving historic Georgetown and heading towards Maryland’s ports and navel academy. This provided some excellent stop-andgo traffic opportunities in Washington’s morning rush hour and then getting to stretch the new CLA’s legs on fabulous Interstate highways. The power plant is a direct injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a healthy 208hp. The power goes through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission to the front wheels. The more expensive and powerful 355hp CLA 45 AMG has an all wheel drive (AWD) system as standard equipment but the base CLA 250 will get this important option sometime in 2014. Power is fantastic, especially if the transmission is placed in the sportier mode. This car cruises effortlessly at highway speeds and passes with ease. Even though it uses the same engine as the B-Class, this car felt more planted and sophisticated, maybe due to the lower centre of gravity and a trunk, which will muffle road noise compared to the hatchback. All CLA models come with a Collision Prevention Assist feature that alerts the driver to the possibility of an impending collision. Verdict We are heading into a wonderful period of lower priced cars, or vehicles fitted with more standard features. This new CLA 250 is a perfect example of this. Other new entries include the latest A3 that arrives in March and starts at $31,100 and then the new BMW 1 Series will arrive in about a year. For the price of a wellequipped non-premium brand Canadians can now get a premium German sedan for about the same price. If I were to get this CLA 250, I would include the premium package to get the sunroof, backup camera

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A Fiat masterpiece

Commissioned by the FIAT brand, noted Italian artist Nicola Verlato completed the “Fiat 500L Italian Masterpiece,” using the ceiling of the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L as his canvas, during the recent 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The final image, which pays homage to elements of Michelangelo’s work inside the Sistine Chapel, is available, in addition to time-lapsed video of each of the six day’s efforts, at http://www.fiatusa.com/ en/social/. The Fiat 500L will be showcased by the FIAT brand at future events, including art exhibits. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

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Drives-U-Crazy

Amateur speed cops

Self-appointed speed cops are a danger to themselves and everybody else on the road. We’ve all seen them in action: they stick themselves in the centre lane at the speed limit and will not move over to let anybody pass. It promotes impatience and frustration which leads to smashes. Leave speed enforcement to the cops.

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RALPH SHAW areas. They forward advice to the main SFAB through northsouth split meetings that in turn pass on material to the main SFAB. Each SFAC is made up of representation from user groups and independent anglers that will vary from one region to another. Of primary importance is to realize they are advisory committees, not action-oriented groups. Area 14 chairperson Gil Gingras has been helpful to board members in

sharing the minutes of other SFAC throughout the province. It is a volunteer system that involves thousands of recreational anglers and other associated groups. Old business Concern about closing the Comox Regional Fishery Office. Implications of a commercial sockeye fishery in 2013 (there was none in Area 14). Concern about the experimental halibut license put in place this season. Retention of one wild and one clipped coho in Strait of Georgia waters in co-operation with Area 13. New Business Tsolum River – Estimated 60,000 returns of pink salmon. Black Creek – Coho

THERE WERE MANY topics covered at the Nov. 15 meeting of the Area 14 SFAC. PHOTO BY RALPH SHAW indicator stream - over 10,000 coho though the counting fence as of this meeting. Salmon Review 2013 - By Brad Beaith DFO South Coast Recreational Adviser: Catch estimates for

this area were up with over 25,000 boat trips. The increase in fishing was because of the increased numbers of coho. There was considerable discussion on Brad’s report; particularly on retention of

one wild coho. Chuck Ashcroft, Chair - of the SFAB Ground Fish /Shell Fish working group report: Prawns – Commercial catch in Area 14 dropped from 285,000

pounds in 2007 to 44,000 pounds for 2013. In the meantime the coastal commercial catch dropped from a record of 7.5 million pounds to approximately 3.3 million pounds. Maybe they are overfishing the resource – my comment. Needless to say our prawning has been slow. Lingcod – The SFAB questions the validity of a large increase of creel survey lingcod numbers driven by a 400 per cent increase in salmon fishing based on coho fishing. Herring Fishery – Concern about Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for commercial harvest Areas 14 and 17 when there is no money to do

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so for 2014. Halibut 2013 season review – Final numbers not available but it looks like we will be well under our quota. Halibut 2014 future considerations - There is support for the annual limit to continue and support from the SFAB for one large halibut in the season limit. Following motions to the SFAB were passed: Moved to continue the six halibut per year recreational limit for 2014. Moved to allow the retention of one halibut of any size in the Recreational Individual Annual Limit. We were cautioned not to expect a large total allowable catch (TAC) on halibut in 2014. In the discussion on halibut most anglers felt pretty good about the 2013 season. There was a brief discussion on the new glass Sponge Reef Conservation issues. We have two reefs in Area 14, one near Parksville and the Achilles Bank Rockfish Conservation Area. Wild Commercial Oyster Fishery – Concern was expressed about the proposed Individual Commercial Quota being allocated to commercially harvest wild oysters on public beaches. The shop steward from Union of Environmental Workers Local 20147 made a presentation concerning the transfer of two federal fishery officers from Comox to Campbell River. Chairperson Gingras is to bring our collective concerns to the South Coast SFAB. The public boat ramp in Comox Harbour is heavily used by boaters and suggestions were made on ways to increase the dock section to assist in launching and retrieval in low water conditions. The chairman is appointing a committee to meet with Comox town council to discuss the problem and forward concerns to the harbour authority. 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.

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WolfPack heads into holidays on high note The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball season has hit a groove of major proportions. The WolfPack have entered the Canada West Christmas break winners of five of their last six matches. This past weekend (Nov. 29-30), Thompson Rivers went into Calgary and swept the Mount Royal University Cougars in backto-back 3-0 decisions. TRU enters the break with a record of 8-4 and

have moved up in On Saturday, the the CIS top 10 rankWolfPack again got ings to sixth from a solid performance seventh. “We have from Courtenay’s a great feeling out Brad Gunter (3rd there on the court,” year, outside hitter). said WolfPack head The Junior National coach Pat Hennelly. team member had a “The guys just team-high 16 kills want to keep on BRAD GUNTER in 36 swings with playing. We have won some nine digs and a block assist. close matches of late and “Brad has been solid I think the confidence we every match this term,” said have  picked up over the Hennelly.  Casey Knight last few weeks will help us (4th year, outside hitter, Salt in the stretch run.” Spring Island) had anoth-

er solid night as well. He wound up with 13 kills in 23 chances with three service aces, three digs and a solo block. When asked if the team has what it takes to make it into the Canada West playoffs for the first time in three years, Hennelly said: “Eight wins could be enough but one never knows in a league as strong as Canada West. I said at the beginning of the season that if we could be .500 by Christ-

mas we would be sitting in pretty good shape.   I think we have distanced ourselves from Mount Royal, UBCO and Saskatchewan in the past few weeks.” SIDE OUTS The WolfPack will head to Hawaii after Christmas for some exhibition matches … their  first Canada West match in 2014 will be Jan. 10 when they host the Brandon Bobcats at the TRU gym in Kamloops ... – TRU WolfPack

Sawmill inspections continue. WorkSafeBC Prevention staff have been working with industry, other provincial regulators, and stakeholders to ensure that BC sawmills and other businesses that deal with wood dust are, and continue to be, in compliance with safety requirements. Directive order, follow-up inspections and industry action

targeted inspections of other wood products manufacturing industries, including pellet plants, and plywood and pulp and paper mills. We

In April 2012, we issued a directive order to all sawmills in the province to conduct a risk assessment for combustible wood dust, and

inspected for compliance for the management of wood dust, and also examined ventilation and dust-collection systems.

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inspected every sawmill in the province for compliance with that order. A CEO-led sawmill taskforce and industry advisory group developed safety resources to distribute to industry, including best practice guidelines and an audit tool for dust-control management. Three new occupational health and safety guidelines related to wood dust were published, along with two hazard alerts to address risks specifically related to wood dust. Our officers re-inspected all sawmills to evaluate the industry’s efforts to manage combustible dust.

Scope expanded to include wood processing operations

In 2013 and going forward, our officers will continue to address combustible dust as a regular part of their inspectional activity. This winter, a dedicated team of officers will re-inspect sawmills throughout the province. The sawmill industry has made significant progress in addressing dust management. We want to ensure that progress and compliance with wood-dust management requirements is being sustained. Safety in BC sawmills is a vitally important issue, firstly to those who work in the industry, and also to their families and communities. Our common goal is to make wood-dust management an integral part of manufacturing operations. We will continue to work proactively with businesses around the province to make safety

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Richard Harrington Bannister (Dick) of Royston, BC Born April, 29 1923, Windsor Ontario Passed away at home November 27, 2013 with his loving wife Coreen (by his side), of Heart Failure due to Heart Attacks and Strokes. A well beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather. Dick was predeceased by his parents Richard and Betty, his twin sons Richard and Ronald, his wife Ann, brother David and sisters Elizabeth (Lib) and Pat. Dick is survived by his wife Coreen, his brother Bryan (Fran), his sister Carol (Chuck), his sons Rick (Edie), Jeff (Dianne) and his step children Marleen (Tom) Richardson and Lyle Williams. His grandchildren: Steven (Brenda), Kevin, Terri (Rui), Dane (Jenni), Jaeden, Zack, Dylan and Lillia and his Great-grandchildren: Julia, Josh, Jazlynn, Damien and Desiree. He will be greatly missed by Coreen’s brother Matt (Yvonne) Wilfred (Lucille) and sister Betty Vanni. Also beloved by friends and extended family. Dick had a honourable career in the Airforce spanning January 1942 – October 1945 and December 1957 – October 1973. He worked with the Comox Valley School District 1973 – 1986. Dick enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an intelligent, kind, hardworking, generous man loved by all. He was a true gentleman, talented in many fields and was a long time member of the Courtenay Legion and Sunnydale Golf Course. Details will follow regarding a Celebration of his Life that will be held in the New Year. A Memorial Web Site will be set up. In lieu of flowers, If you wish donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your Choice. Warm thanks to Dr. Ptak, Dr. Daws and to ALL involved in the care of Dick over the years. He has left us with many wonderful memories to cherish. A light has gone out in the world with his passing.

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Comox Valley Record Thu, Dec 5, 2013 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES HELP WANTED THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Boom man •Chasers •Hooktenders •Grapple Yarder Operators •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Hydraulic Log Loader Operators •Processor Operators •Hand Buckers •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers Fulltime camp with union rate/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

MEDICAL/DENTAL CASUAL CARE Aide Required ASAP. Must be hard working, have empathy and patience with the frail elderly. Qualifications: Care aide certified or equivalent, criminal record check, current First Aid, Food Safe, Updated vaccines. Further info Ph. 250-339-7262 after 8pm or leave message

WORK WANTED LIVE IN Filifino, care giver hard working has drivers licence. Please call Janette 898-9647 or Jay 897-9119

PERSONAL SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS GIRL WITH A TRUCK, strong back and a sense of humor to help with sorting household items, organizing living space and taking away unwanted belongings. Holidays are coming! Time to get organized. Call Shelly at 250-897-8748.

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2 GREEK style end tables, 1 Greek style coffee table w/glass - $400 total. Please call 250-338-2704.

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

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.

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.

Snow Blower - new Sylvania, electric, $65. 250-334-4853

UNDER $200 CROSS COUNTRY skis, new, 2 full sets, $99/set. Call 250871-2077.

FRIENDLY FRANK KITCHEN Cart, wooden, with knife holder, towel bar & bread board. $75. 250-338-9500.

FUEL/FIREWOOD #250-703-FIRE(3473) Est. in 2004. Custom cut, split, delivered, clean. Well seasoned. SEASONED FIR, delivered in 1 cord loads. Larry Mitchell, Since 1996. 250-702-2174 SEASONED FIREWOOD full dry cords. Fir $160, mixed Fir/Hem $150. 250-702-3959

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.

GARAGE SALES A.C.L. YARD WORKS. Offering Fall Clean-up specials. Hedges, fruit trees+ gutters. Pat , 250-218-4597.

HANDYPERSONS HANDYMAN for all your home repair and maintenance needs. Please call Bob at 250871-5400. HOME REPAIR & Maintenance Service. Interior or Exterior. Call Les for Free Estimate at 250-898-8887.

HOME REPAIRS RON’S RENO’S home repairs plus additions. Free estimates. Call 250-218-2558

COURTENAY: 1814 Grant Ave. Sat., Dec. 7, 9am - ? Gifts, guitars, dulcimer, banjo guitar, jewelry & general misc. Prices you don’t want to miss! COURTENAY - #21 1180 Edgett Arden Trailer Park Sat Dec 7th 10:00am - 2:00pm. Toys, DVD’s, car model kits, monopoly games, household items, Christmas decorations

SQUIRE BASS guitar includes stand and bag and a bass PV amp, 112 series. Excellent condition, $275. Call (250)9411401.

#26-1120 Evergreen Road. 3 bdrms /2 bthrms. Dead end street. Backs onto forest land. 1312 sq ft. $236,900. 250-2869816

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.

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.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. $339,900 (250)753-9123

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

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.

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

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.

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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO BRIGHT 2-BDRM CONDO, Stevenson Place, Comox. Independent senior living with services. (250)337-5081. COURTENAY- 2 bdrm Condo, W/D, quiet corner unit, convenient to shopping & College, NS/NP. Must have refs. $725. 250-334-8362, 250-218-0722.

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.

ENJOY RURUAL living. Avail Nov 1. 3 bdrm home nested in woods. R/V boat Prkg. Lovely large private driveway & yard. $1000+utils. Damage dep. Responsible people please. Ref. Fanny Bay BC. 250-335-1230

APARTMENTS

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

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 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 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

Houses & Suites

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.

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

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VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

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

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

SHOT SHELL RE-LOADER 12 Gauge. Size-O-Matic. (1-stroke, 1-shell). 20K primers + powder. $595. 250-2863308.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

TOWNHOUSES / DUPLEXES GUTWALD DUPLEX

ESTATE SALE of Construction quality brand name materials & tools. Call (250)3394970. HEINTZMAN PIANO - Upright for sale. Great condition. $1700. Please call to view this lovely piano. 250-338-6757

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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.

LIFT CHAIR and recliner, moss green, good condition, $550. Call (250)334-9700.

UNDER $100

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

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STANDARD POODLES- Big, beautiful, healthy puppies. Smart, calm, hypo-allergenic. Vet checked, vaccinations, house trained. Males, females, Blacks, Apricots, Reds. Delivery available. $1000, 250-5450158. Hiddenhills@shaw.ca

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

ANGELS, GUPPIES, African Cichlid, Kois, Discus. For Sale min. $25. 250-339-7466

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

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MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800.

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1130A 2nd St 3 Bed 1 Bath N/S N/P 4 Appliances $1100/mth Avail Nov 15th HOUSES 1227 Kye Bay 3 Bed 3Bath N/S 7 Appliances $1400/mth Avail Jan 1st 7735 Tozer Rd 4 Bed 2 Bath N/S 4 Appliances $900/mth Avail Dec 1st 2397 Cooper Pl 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $1350/mth Avail Dec 1st

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 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. Well maintained and managed, mature adult building. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

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

GREENBRIAR 750 Eighth Street LUXURY TWO BEDROOM CONDO. Very spacious corner suite — 1064 sq. ft. Nicely appointed with two full baths, in suite washer/dryer, full sized appliances. Very well maintained, mature adult building. Security entry. Courtenay’s finest. Three blocks from downtown. No pets. Call David @ 250338-0267.

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

BERKSHIRE MANOR 825 Harmston Ave.

1905 Coleman Rd 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1500/mth Avail Nov 15th

CORNER TWO BEDROOM spacious and recently renovated. Unique floor plan. Full sized appliances. Private patio. In suite storage. Security entry. Quiet, well maintained mature adult building. Small pet okay. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

2705 Urquhart Ave 3 Bed 3 Bath 5 Appliances $1400/mth Avail Jan 1st

CEDAR MANOR 463-12th Street

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

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. This is a very attractive and unique suite. Call David @ 250338-0267.




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910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth 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

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 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.

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

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TOWNHOUSES COURTENAY 2110 Piercy Ave. Lg 2bdrm, 1 1/2 bath in clean quiet building, F/S, W/D, blinds & in unit storage. Newly renovated. Refs and security deposit. $900/mth. (250)3385082 Lv message.

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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.

250-334-9717

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

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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-

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To View, Call 250-871-3431

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2000 FORD Explorer AWDX4 PW. window, locks, mirrors, AC. AM/FM, CD, radio. Good shape inside & out runs good. $7000 OBO 250-338-9929

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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

ARRAN HOUSE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, large balcony, hot water incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Jan. 1 - $725/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR top floor 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, res. pkg, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed. - $695/mth WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, 2 res. pkg spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. & Jan. 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. Jan. 1 $750/mth CRAIGMARK PLACE 1 & 2 bdrm units, 4 appls, balcony/patio, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. & Jan. 1 - $650 & $750/mth COMOX TOWNHOUSE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage, baloncy/patio, N/S, No pets, Avail. Immed. $1,150/mth

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1560-13th Street, Courtenay

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.

Attractive 2 and 3 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

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

2001 DODGE Durango. Great shape. V8. 300,000 kms. Asking $3400. grahamam@telus.net

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.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

CARS

2001 RAM 1500- recent battery, re-built motor & trans, new tires. $4750. Call (250)703-0171.

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

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

2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS, 57000 km, 7 pax, AC, auto, pwr locks and windows. 3 year warranty (April 2016 or 87,000 km), heated seats, trailer hitch. Vehicle is in excellent condition and would be perfect for a family or seniors, as it is easy to get in and out. 250-3391126 2008 MAZDA 3 GT Sport 87,000 km, black, 5 speed, sunroof, leather interior, new tires, excellent condition $12,000. 250-339-6547

SPORTS & IMPORTS

2005 MAZDA 6, Red, excellent condition, 164,700 km, 4 cylinder 2.3 litre engine, 4 door, fully loaded, $7000 obo. 250-334-1676. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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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‘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.

C & C 25’ Redline. Fully reconditioned, 15 hp mercury in the water. $3500. obo. For info call 250-240-3091.

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HOCKEY VANCOUVER ISLAND JUNIOR LEAGUE North Division GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA 27 17 8 2 0 36 104 73 27 16 7 2 2 36 116 75 29 16 10 1 2 35 102 109 27 3 22 1 1 8 63 130 South Division Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA Victoria Cougars 26 20 4 1 1 42 128 55 Peninsula Panthers 27 14 10 2 1 31 101 91 Westshore Wolves 29 11 11 3 4 29 104 124 Kerry Park Islanders 28 11 13 1 3 26 100 122 Saanich Braves 26 8 16 1 1 18 67 106 Comox Valley 1 Peninsula Panthers 2, Nov. 30 Victoria 3 Nov. 29 Comox Valley 4 Dec. 7 Westshore vs. Comox Valley 7:30 p.m. Sports Centre #1 Team Nanaimo Buccaneers Campbell River C.V. Glacier Kings Oceanside Generals

Classics 30 1400 98 4 Men & A Lady 30 1296 86 Who’s Counting? 30 1258 79 Team Cuddles 28 1372 93 Balls In Hand 26 1318 88 Chalk-N-Awe 23 1298 90 Cue Tease 23 1251 75 The Breakers 22 1230 75 Chalk One Up! 18 1201 66 Mex Hookers 17 1153 59 Darn Winians 10 1084 56 RW-rounds won; PT-points; GWgames won

8-BALL C.V. POOL LEAGUE

Team Misspent Youth Drive By Choc-O-Lot Scratch Chalk-A-Holics Breaking Bad Rack-No-Phobia

RW PT GW 40 1464 112 36 1402 105 36 1449 104 34 1440 107 31 1392 101 31 1326 84 30 1419 106



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Player of Year Standings Player GP Pts Ostwald, Werner 36 100.0 Horton, Rob 40 95.3 Caton, Bernie 40 74.9 Grenier, Dominick 28 76.3 Robinson, Shane 31 73.1 Ferguson, Brian 40 69.4 Ward, Robin 36 66.5 Bull, Vince 36 65.8 Brown, Randy 24 64.9 Stewart, Wayne 40 64.5

SOCCER VANCOUVER ISLAND MEN Div. 2 Team W L T PT Saanich Fusion 11 0 2 35 Comox Valley 7 2 3 24 Westcastle 6 3 3 21 Cowichan 5 5 3 17 Nanaimo 3 5 5 14 Lakehill 4 7 2 14 Gordon Head 3 6 4 13 Prospect Lake 4 7 1 13

Vic West 3 6 3 12 Gorge United 2 7 4 10 Dec. 1 Comox Valley United 2 (Darren Bergh, Nick Marinus) Vic West Wolves 1 (n/a) Dec. 7 Comox Valley United @ Saanich Fusion MID-ISLAND WOMEN Team W L T PT Mainstream 8 1 2 26 Oceanside 7 1 2 23 Revolution 7 2 2 23 Kickers 7 3 1 22 Nanaimo 6 4 0 18 Shooters 5 6 0 15 Port Alberni 3 6 1 10 Bandits 2 7 1 7 Wheatys 2 8 1 7 River City 1 10 0 3 Dec. 1 Mainstream Outlaws 3 Shooters 0, Oceanside United 1 Marine Harvest Bandits 0 (forfeit), Nanaimo 5 River City FC 0, CVUSC Revolution 4 Wheatys 2, Kickers 1 Port Alberni 0 (forfeit)

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Thursday, December 5, 2013 Dec. 8 Nanaimo vs. Revolution 12:30 p.m. Elaine Hamilton, Bandits vs. River City 2 p.m. Willow Point #5, Kickers vs. Wheatys 12 p.m. Woodcote, Outlaws vs. Oceanside 12 p.m. Willow Point #5, Shooters vs. Port Alberni 2 p.m. Woodcote Goals Jamie Tillapaugh (

10-PIN BOWLING CRYSTAL LANES 50+ Seniors Team QTR YTD Happy Wanderers 86 145 Amigos 77.5 129.5 Flyers 73 149 Limeys 60 122 Class Act 54 117 Spare Shooters 52.5 113.5 Strikers 48 121 Quinsam Auto 44 107 King Pins 41 113 Hopefuls 34 118 Team High Game Score Limeys 642, High Game Hcp. Limeys 883 High Series Score Spare Shooters 1791 High Series Hcp. Limeys 2503 Men High Game Score Mike Grib-

ble 194 High Game Hcp. Bill Schoen 253, Ken Nagata 253 High Series Score Doug Ellis 538 High Series Hcp. Ken Nagata 689 Ladies High Game Score Karren Lannan 179 High Game Hcp. Juanita Benedictson 230 High Series Score Norma Killin 476 High Series Hcp. Juanita Benedictson 648

Tuesday Night Mixed Team QTR YTD Screaming Eagles 38 114 U.K. Plus 43 108 EZDUZIT 49 104 The B.U.F.F.’S 31 103 Buckin Awesome 42 97 King Pins 41 91 Ryan’s Pizzeria 16 86 Team High Scratch Game Screaming Eagles 803 High Hcp. Game Screaming Eagles 1078 High Scratch Series Screamng Eagles 2245 High Hcp. Series King Pins 3110 Individual High Scratch Game Robert Hansen and Robert Rodgers 189, May Inrig 201High Hcp. Game Bill Schoen 248, May Inrig 254 High Scratch Series Rob-

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ert Rodgers 529, May Inrig 574 High Hcp. Series Bill Schoen 668, May Inrig 733 Congratulations Bill Schoen bowled a Seniors 180 Game (181) ...

DARTS C.V. MEN’S ASSOCIATION Team Standings Team Pts Courtenay Legion A 143 Courtenay Legion B 120 Comox Legion C 108 Courtenay Legion C 101 Griffin Pub Flyers 94 Comox Legion B 88 Griffin Pub A 69 Top Ten Player Avg. Bill Durant 64.04 Joe McNeil 60.00 Daniel Leaman 57.16 Ernie Linden 56.28 Glen Litchfield 55.57 John Chequis 53.68 Jack Ethier 53.20 Mark Wyatt 53.06 Bill McPherson 52.22 Bob Roche 52.09 High Chekout Ernie Linden 116 High Score Ernie Linden 171

COMOX VALLEY WORSHIP DIRECTORY Church of Our Lord Holy Communion 10:00 am each Sunday at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC All Welcome Tel: 250-941-0332

BAHÁ’Í FAITH Devotional gathering – with the theme “Joy,” December 9 at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome. ~~~

www.coolcomox.ca Anglican Church in North America

“With the joyful tidings of light I hail thee: rejoice!” Bahá’u’lláh www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041…†250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship A Community Celebrating Diversity of People and Belief.

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

1st & 3rd Sundays at 4:00 pm 250 Beach Drive, Comox (at Comox United Church)

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250-338-5811

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA 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

E-Mail: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca www.stgeorgesunitedchurch.com

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Celebration

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

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

Courtenay Courtenay

Fellowship Fellowship BaptistBaptist Church

PASTORS: Peter Rabey PASTORS: Peter & Randy Dyck

Church

Rabey & Randy Dyck

Sunday, Dec. 15 Christmas Eve Service: Sunday, December 15: Christmas Eve Service: 9:15am Contemporary Service 9:15am Contemporary Service Tuesday, December 24 11am Traditional Service Tuesday, December 24: 11am Traditional Service 2pm Casa Loma service 4:30 and 7pm 2pm Casa Loma Service 4:30 and 7pm. Sunday, December 22: Sunday, December 29: 9:15am Contemporary Service Sunday, Dec. 22 10:00am Combined Service 11am Traditional Service Sunday, Dec. 29 9:15am Contemporary Service 10am Combined Service 2963 Lake TrailService Rd., Courtenay • 250-334-3432 11am Traditional www.courtenaybaptist.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

2963 Lake Trail Rd., Courtenay • 250-334-3432 • www.courtenaybaptist.com

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

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Service 10:30am Sunday, Dec. 8 Guest Speaker: Rev. Murray Etty

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

Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

250-890-9262 cvuf.ca

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

Comox Valley

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!

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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BARGAIN DAYS at your local

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a minimum of Alkaline AA Batteries

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8.0 AMP 0-2500 RPM Pistol grip Keyless chuck

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Telescopic Aluminum Pole • 3 sections • 2 external locks • 75 1⁄2” collapsed • Silver

Great for washing those hard to reach windows and cleaning out your gutters

7 1⁄4 “ Circular Saw Blade • 24 tooth • Carbide tipped • Anti-kickback • 5⁄8” arbor Limited 5 per customer

1.97

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Infrared Heater • • • •

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1500W Digital remote Tuscan walnut Heats up to 1000 ft2

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Nylon Tool Belt • •

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Lawn & Leaf Garbage Bags

⁄8” VSR Heavy Duty Drill 3

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Tools not included

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• 20 per box • 30” X 48” • Includes twist ties • Clear

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• • • •

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7 1⁄4 “ Circular Saw Blade

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for the most demanding applications • Ideal for welders, fabricators, masons, maintenance/repair #GA4530

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100% Bonded Leather Recliner reg. $1299

399

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Acacia Table with 4 Chairs

Sofa with Chaise. Deep Pocket Cushions Reg. $2199

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Super Pillowtop with

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2 Piece Sectional

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Twin, Double or Queen Sets

499

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Double Sofa Bed

Microsuede Sofa

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