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Temperatures going up again at alpine resort Snow base down to 80 centimetres, but people enjoying spring-like conditions

opening day Jan. 13 it had a midmountain base of 100 centimetres. The base had dropped to 80 centimetres by Tuesday, but Curtain said there’s still “a substantial amount” of snow for crews to move around and cover up any Renee Andor obstacles on the slopes. According to Curtain, resort Record Staff staff have not yet discussed closMount Washington Alpine ing the mountain due to lack of Resort expects more warm tem- snow, and conditions are continuperatures this week, and there’s ally evaluated. “Another three to four days no precipitation in sight for the mountain, according to resort of inversion we’re going to have to re-evaluate basically after we spokesperson Brent Curtain. The mountain saw peak alpine see this next warm system come through,” he temperatures said, pointof as high as The inversion is defiing out cooler 10C last week. overnight After a brief nitely going to be posing temperatures cool-down to some challenges and as a mean the temperatures between 3C result we’re going to be push- snow doesn’t melt as fast and 5C, tem- ing a lot of snow around as some would peratures were think with again expected over the next few days … no to spike this precipitation that we can see; 10C daytime highs. week, Curtain it’s still remaining dry. Though the said Tuesday Brent Curtain weather is afternoon. posing chal“The inversion is definitely going to be pos- lenges for the resort, plenty of ing some challenges and as a people have been up the mounresult we’re going to be pushing tain enjoying the sunny weather a lot of snow around over the above the clouds covering the Valnext few days,” he said, adding ley. “There’s a lot of people that the forecast doesn’t look good in want to ski and snowboard,” said terms of snow either. There’s “no precipitation that Curtain. “And, a lot of people do we can see; it’s still remaining like spring conditions and fair weather, and that’s exactly what dry.” The mountain opened over a you’re getting right now.” To season pass holders wondermonth later than scheduled this ... see LOT ■ A2 season due to lack of snow. As of

COMOX VALLEY ACTIVIST Gwyn Frayne has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. FILE PHOTO

Frayne maintains positive outlook Renee Andor Record Staff

When some would be sad and depressed, Gwyn Frayne is still smiling and inspiring others. The 79-year-old well-known and much-loved Comox Valley activist has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.


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with the idea of dying, as she points out that dying is part of living. “I’ve always thought, and experienced, that death was part of life; it is not a separate thing and it doesn’t need to be hushed up,” says Frayne. “Cancer used to be talked of

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‘Lot of months left in our winter’ on mountain cisions. “We want to see what the winter brings us in an entire season before we make a decision on what we’re going to be doing with all the season passes and unused

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ing if there will be any sort of refund or a discount on future passes due to lack of snow this year, Curtain said it’s too early for resort staff to make those de-

tickets and products like that,” he said, adding snow could still be coming to make the later part of the season great. “We do have a lot of months left in our win-

ter so we could technically still get a lot of snow and if we were to do a full-scale refund or a carryover of products from this year to next year, for us it’s still a little bit too early to

Woman convicted of fraud by the Comox Valley B.C. Supreme Court RCMP following a tip Justice Robin Baird from the public, who found her guilty of worked jointly with fraudulently receiving Ministry of Children funds from the Minand Family Develop- istry of Children and ment’s fraud Family Deunit. velopment, COURTS Rutenberg Child Care was the owner of After Operating Fund ProSchool Fun, formerly gram. operating at CumThe Child Care berland Elementary Operating Funding School, After School Program provides Fun Club, formerly operational funding operating at Royston to eligible licenced Elementary School groups and licenced and Fun Club After family childcare proSchool Care, formerly viders. operating at CourThe funding suptenay Elementary port is intended to asSchool. sist licenced child-care

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A Cumberland woman who bilked the B.C. government of more than $350,000 with three child-care facilities was sentenced this week to 18 months in jail. Victoria Ann Rutenberg, 39, was also ordered to pay back $350,000 during her sentencing Monday in Courtenay. Rutenberg was found guilty in 2013 of three counts of fraud over $5,000 following a 2011 investigation

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make a call on something like that.” The Sunrise Chair has been closed so the resort could focus grooming efforts on the core of the mountain and keep the Eagle and Hawk Chairs and the Magic Carpets open. Afternoon prices went into effect Sunday, which are 25 per cent off a full pass. Night skiing is open Thursday to Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to closing. Monday was the last day Mount Washington


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Tori gives to and receives from two telethons Renee Andor Record Staff

VARIETY’S ANNUAL SHOW of Hearts Telethon helps children like the Comox Valley’s six-year-old Tori Boelk, seen here with mom Erin. PHOTO BY RENEE ANDOR

The Boelk family knows first-hand how important funds raised via the annual Show of Hearts Telethon are to the families who receive them. The Comox Valley’s Tori Boelk, 6, has Di George Syndrome, a condition caused by the deletion of a small piece of chromosome 22. She is non-verbal, unable to walk, is on ventilation and has a tracheostomy tube and feeding tube. Tori, the child ambassador for the 2011 Comox Valley Child Development Centre Telethon, can drive herself in a motorized wheelchair, which mom Erin points out allows some independence for her. But, because this wheelchair weighs 300 pounds, the family had to install a lift on a vehicle to trans-

port Tori and it once they got it. Variety – The Children’s Charity contributed $7,500 toward the installation of a lift and tie downs, which has greatly improved the family’s ability to get out and about. “With the van, she can drive right on in, we lock her in place, and we drive right on out,” says Erin. “It just allows you to be a bit more mobile, and it allows you to be a bit more normal.” Erin notes equipment costs and other expenses like nursing care all add up, so any grants to help cover some of the costs are gratefully accepted by the family. The vehicle modifications alone cost $20,000, and to have a lift installed, the family first had to buy a new van, which meant the entire cost was around $50,000. Variety provided grants

to 1,277 families in 2013, according to a news release. Thirty-two organizations offering programs and services to children with special needs also received grants for things like new hospital equipment, medication, physical therapy, mobility and communication devices and bursaries to special schools. The Show of Hearts Telethon is Variety’s largest fundraising event. Last year the telethon raised more than $7 million. The 48th annual telethon airs from 7 p.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, (Jan. 25 and 26), on Global BC. Performances by Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Elton John and Cirque Du Soleil are part of the programming lineup. Pledges can be made by calling 310-KIDS or visiting

Students need help to keep clothing recipients warm Jancowski, along with a group of Grade 8 and 9 students, are collecting donations from students and the larger community of toques, mittens, winter jackets, wool socks and other warm clothing. Donations can be dropped off at the front office of Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay. “This is going to be clothing to keep them warm, and that will be the immediate result of being able to be comfortable and content even though it’s cold outside,” added Jancowski. Student Breanna Patterson explained the idea came about when she and her classmate Claire Braunberger began to work on a current events project. “We’re doing homelessness and we have a campaign and we wanted to help Rachel’s campaign,” she noted. Braunberger said the point of the project is to

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From gloves to hats, mitts and more, Rachael Jancowski and her peers know the need is great to keep warm for those living on the street in the latter half of winter. Jancowski, 14, is the founder of Gimme Shelter, a non-profit organization benefitting Courtenay’s homeless, and a student at Lake Trail Middle School. Along with a group of students, Jancowski has created a winter clothing drive at the school for those less fortunate needing to keep warm. “Around Christmastime there’s always so much attention (on the homeless) but January going into February going into March even, it’s a cold few months and they are running out of supplies and warm things,” she explained. “Our saying is, ‘Let’s keep people warm this winter.’”

make people aware of what was going on in the area, and empower students and the larger community. “It was really cool for us to be able to do something as well as to get other people to do that.” The drive begins Jan. 27 at 8 a.m., where Jancowski and other students will collect items for half an hour before classes and after school between 3 and 3:30 p.m. until Feb. 3. All clothes collected will be sorted and donated to the Good Samaritan Free Store at the Courtenay Foursquare Church. “You see a lot of people on the streets and I think this is going to give the Valley a lot of brightness and make everyone happy,” said student Faydra Anderson. Jancowski said while there isn’t a goal in mind, she hopes to collect as much as possible by opening the drive to the entire Comox Valley.

LAKE TRAIL MIDDLE School students including Rachael Jancowski (second from left) are collecting winter clothing for those less fortunate beginning Monday.


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in whispers, and even a lot of people who’ve never known someone who died are afraid of death. I think it is part of life and so that’s how I’m dealing with it. “At Christmas I had my two youngest grandkids visiting and they were able to hear this normalizing of death and there wasn’t any crying or anything; it was very good. I was very happy.� Frayne is known for her work advocating for various social and environmental issues affecting Canadians through a number of groups and organizations. Support Our Seniors and the Council of Canadians are two groups which have been close to her heart over the years. Before moving to the Comox Valley, Frayne was a medical social worker and spent time working in the U.S., Ontario and Montreal. She also spent time teaching social work during her career. She moved to Courtenay in 1991 for an early retirement, but before she had unpacked her bags, she ended up with the job of co-ordinator at the Crossroads Crisis Centre. There, she co-ordinated 75 volunteers, trained new volunteers and supervised the centre for nine years. Frayne raised four children and she has

10 grandkids and two great-grandkids. Since her diagnosis, she has been working to get supports in place for

visiting with people wishing to say goodbye. Recently, she attended a ‘Last Lunch’ the Comox Valley Peaceful

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her 90-year-old husband, as she is his primary caregiver. Frayne says she’s lucky to have a strong support system of friends and family, noting she’s been busy

Direct Action Coalition and Council of Canadians held in her honour. “I do want people to know that I have thoroughly enjoyed living here. I have met so many wonderful peo-

ple,� says Frayne, who is confident others will continue fighting for the things she believes in, like protecting the environment, health care for everyone and ensuring seniors have access to services they need for a good quality of life. “I’m very happy to be dying knowing that there are other people that are going to carry on all my good causes.� Frayne received the Caring Canadian Award from the Governor General in 2012 for her contribution to the Comox Valley community.


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Cumberland council will have a chance Monday to discuss whether the Village can afford to spend money on a youth coordinator. Cumberland Community Schools Society asked council last week for funding to help pay for a youth co-ordinator who would develop regular programming for youth in Cumberland. “What we’re thinking is we’ll take the very successful model that we have created at the elementary school for an overall co-ordinator who works with community groups and individuals in the community to develop programming based on interests and needs in the community and move that out into youth,” said CCSS’ Vickey Brown. The CCSS asked council for $25,200 per year for a two-year period to launch the new programming. The CCSS would generate $10,200 per year, for a total budget of $35,400 per year. This money would pay for a parttime youth co-ordinator, program leaders and other costs like food and materials. CCSS conducted

an online survey and had discussions with groups of Grade 6 to 9

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On January 14th the Comox Valley RCMP took a report of a theft of a motor vehicle that had been taken from the owners residence on the 6800 block of Farnham Road in Merville. The vehicle is described as a White coloured Dodge Dakota and had BC plate # HE3926 attached to it at the time. (2014-580) A report of a mischief to a car was reported on January 16th from an address on the 1800 block of Comox Avenue in Comox. The owner reports that some time over night someone has slashed the roof on their convertible BMW car. (2014-645) Police took a report of a theft that took place on the 16th of January at the Comox Rec Centre. The report is that an unknown male pried a lock off a locker and stole the contents of the locker. A thorough search of the locker room was completed and all items stolen were located in another unlocked locker. (2014-685) On the afternoon of January 17th police were called to a report of a pedestrian collision on the 400 block of Puntledge Road in Courtenay. The investigation revealed a man was assisting another man who was backing a vehicle up. During this time the vehicle lurched backward and pinned the man, who was assisting, against a wall of a building. (2014705) Police are reporting a complaint of a bog bite that happened on January 17th near Ryan Road in Courtenay. The person who was bitten reported that he was walking his dog and a larger white dog ran at them. The man picked up his small dog and then the big

dog knocked him down and bit his thigh. Medical attention was required. This incident is still under investigation. (2014-708) On January 17th police received a report of a break , enter and theft from a residence on the 2000 block of Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. The home owner stated that a laptop computer and a TV were stolen. This investigation is continuing. (2014-724) Police received a report of a theft of a $1200.00 Green colored Raleigh mountain bike on January 18th. The unlocked bike was taken from a yard on the 700 block of 17th street in Courtenay. (2014-753) On January 18th the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a break, enter and theft from a residence on the 2400 block of Lever Road in Courtenay. A television was stolen in this break in. (2014-755) The Comox Valley RCMP report that on January 18th they received a report of a break, enter and attempted theft at a house on the 2500 block of Grieves road in Courtenay. The home owner found that someone had broken in and moved his computer from where it was to the living-room floor. They believe they arrived home and interrupted the break in. (2014-761)


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CHINESE NEW YEAR will be celebrated Feb. 8 at the Cumberland Recreation Hall.

Horses have their year Gung Hay Fat Choy! The thrilling bang of exploding firecrackers. Magnificent flowing silk dragons and streamers in the street. Lanterns and fires. Opulent feasts and red envelopes stuffed with cash doled out to bowing children. These are the vibrant images of Lunar New Year! The Cumberland Museum and Archives invites you to join us for our annual Lunar New Year Dinner and Celebration on Feb. 8 at the Cumberland Recreation Hall. Celebrate Cumberland’s historic Chinese community, and usher in the year of the horse with a catered Chinese dinner, drinks, lanterns, door prizes, “lucky” red envelopes, an amazing silent auction, and special guest performers — all in support of the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is an important traditional Chinese holiday all about kinship bonds and strengthening friendships and relationships. 2014 marks the Year of the Horse, the seventh sign of the Chinese Zodiac, representing high spirits, optimism, energy and beauty. This year we are thrilled to welcome the Vancouver Cantonese

Opera for a special performance of The Legend of the Purple Hairpin. The Vancouver Cantonese Opera Society offers some of Canada’s best Cantonese opera. The Lunar New Year Dinner and Celebration is filled with lights, noise, colour and excitement. Although there is no dress code for the celebration, you may

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A brand new sign for the Comox Valley will give a welcoming first impression on Highway 19 near the Trent River. The appearance of the sign will be based on the results of a design contest that will run until Feb. 28, sponsored by the Comox Valley Signage Committee (CVSC) with support from the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS). The goal is to engage the community to find a design for the sign that has a positive visual appeal, provides a welcoming feel for visitors, and represents the Comox Valley area. The Comox Valley Signage Committee is encouraging all Comox Valley residents to participate in the process by entering a design submission that depicts what makes the Comox Valley such a fabulous destination. Submitted designs should be eye catching and easy for passing motorists to see and read without adjusting their driving speed. The submissions must be at least 8.5x11 inches, have the technical viability of being reproduced on a large scale, and utilize the designated design sign shape which can be viewed at All contest submissions must be accompanied by a signed entry form, and can be dropped off at any Comox Valley Tim Horton’s location before












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Mine Rescue Teams

Mine rescue teams consisting of miners called Draegermen were highly trained units in Cumberland area mines. Once a mine accident was reported, a team, or teams, of six men were sent to the scene. Their first stop was at the lamp house to check the number of metal discs left there by miners working that shift. After locating the area of the accident, they checked the gas, dust and safety of conditions there. Using self-contained breathing apparatus, their next task was to locate and remove any living miners. Because of their masks, all communication was by hand signals and by bell or horn. The captain was responsible for everything done in the rescue, while the number two man tested for gas, often using lamps or a canary that would collapse, warning the men of dangerous air. Number three and four men carried a stretcher, while number five man was the vice-captain. The sixth man was usually left at the base of operations to relay messages. The packs carried by rescue team members contained shovel, saw, fire extinguisher, bandages and splints. In the early days, a "self-rescuer" was carried, a canister with a mouthpiece and nose clip. The canister was merely a filter to eliminate smoke and dust. Speed was essential in mine rescue as both miner and rescuer could run out of air that would support life. In the case of explosions, ventilation of the shafts had to be done as quickly as possible. In their many hours of training above ground, the team worked under a 35-minute time limit to leave the surface, examine the mine, put out little fires, repair a bad roof, locate living men and bring them to the surface. Comox Argus, Thursday, March 9, 1922 Cumberland Wins Corderre Cup. No. 4 mine surface team secures first aid trophy. Under the auspice of St. Johns Ambulance Association, the No. 4 mine surface team of the Canadian Collier-

Mine Rescue Teams, Oriental Miners

However, the largest loss of life in the Nanaimo region was the May 3, 1887 explosion and fire in an operation not owned by Dunsmuir. One hundred and forty-eight miners at the No. I shaft of the Nanaimo operations of the Vancouver Coal and Mining Company lost their lives. Although these multiple fatalities were headline grabbers, the mines also killed and injured miners Mary Tobacco collection one at a time, day by workMine rescuers of 1915 with their equipment ing day. Some of the minies has won the Corderre Cup. This cup is given Wellington, April 17, 1879 – 11 killed, fire ers killed were mere boys, barely in their teens. for first aid mine rescue work and is open to teams and explosion The Dunsmuir operations did produce coal at of five mine workers from any mining company Wellington, June 30, 1884 – 23 killed, exploa lower cost than that produced by competitors. operating in Canada. Cumberland has added one sion Part of Dunsmuir's success was a result of the more trophy to the many she has already garnered East Wellington, October 14, 1885 – 5 killed, employment of Chinese workers in the mines. in. This time not in the realm of sport but in the car fell onto cage in shaft more important one of first aid to the injured. Wellington, January 24, 1888 – 77 killed, Oriental Miners explosion Miners were always aware of the working conChinese had been used in the Nanaimo coal ditions that were dangerous. It was fields as early as 1871, but the Dunthis knowledge that led the local smuirs brought greater numbers to coal miners to attempt to organize the Wellington mines in 1884 to to better their working conditions break a strike. and to ensure that their pay was Upon opening the Union mines, commensurate with the dangerous the Union Colliery Company hired and difficult jobs they held. Chinese workers, either directly In working for Dunsmuir, operafrom China or through local Chinese tor of the Union Colliery Comagents. Unless the men were from the pany of B.C., early miners at Union labour gangs that helped construct worked for a company that had the CPR and the E&N Railroads, gained a reputation at its Wellingthe company paid the "head tax," ton operations for production raththus creating a debt which the Chier than safety. nese took years to pay back. Often By 1888, when the mines at these men also had a debt to the Union opened, Dunsmuir's WelChinese merchant-agent who had Mary Tobacco collection lington operations had killed the Chinese construction workers, recruited them. To be continued following groups of miners: Cumberland

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‘Connect to spiritual source’ Comox United Church and the Unitarian Fellowship are inviting folks to start off the new year by participating in a Taizé service on Jan. 26 in the newly renovated church interior. The services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month from January through May. The focus of Taizé worship is the music. A few words or phrases sung over and over again give the singing a meditative character. The songs are not meant to be sung as hymns, but rather as a series of prayers. The repetition is helpful not only to learn the chant, but also 13.K&JQ&AAd 7/29/13 to allow it to become a prayer of the heart. They may be sung in

a variety of languages. In between the Christian chants and short sacred readings, silence is observed for periods ranging from three to 10 minutes. The intent of the silence is to simply make oneself available to the presence of the spirit that resides within. What attracts up to 7,000 people a week to Taizé worship at the ecumenical monastic community in France where this practice started in 1944? “People are looking for ways to foster an interior calm in themselves and to connect to a spiritual source or ground,” suggests Peggy Zimmerman, one of thePM organizers 9:07 Page of1 the Comox Taizé services, “and Taizé services are designed for just that.”

AFTER BEING RESCUED by Kitty Cat P.A.L.S.,Titan will be looking for a new home.

Cat ‘big friendly fellow’ Christmas Eve and New Year’s are special times for many people, but for a few cat lovers, they won’t soon be forgotten. On Christmas Eve, a woman who had been feeding neighbourhood strays noticed a very large cat with a severe facial injury. Word got around, and a few community members pulled together to try and catch the cat. He must have been in a great deal of pain and afraid, and managed to elude everyone. They worried about him and called Kitty Cat P.A.L.S. (KCP). Volunteers from KCP brought a special box trap which is designed to hold several kittens or a big cat, but has to be manually released, so someone has to stay near the trap. Shifts were organized between everyone and the hours and days dragged on, but eventually the big cat was hungry enough to step into the cage. It was Dec. 31 at 1 a.m. The left side of his face was crusted with dried blood, horribly

swollen, and he was unable to close his eye. Quickly named Titan because of his great size, he was taken to the vet where he was cleaned up, put on antibiotics and neutered. Once the swelling goes down on the left side of his face, he will likely need more surgery so he will be able to close his eye. Once we got to know Titan, we realized he should have been named Marshmallow. He’s a big friendly fellow whose painful story could have been prevented if he had been safe inside a home — and neutered at a young age. However, 2014 is a new year for him and once he recovers, we hope someone will adopt this big teddy bear of a cat and spoil him with all the attention he craves. If you’d like to help Titan, donations can be made to Kitty Cat P.A.L.S., P.O. Box 61, Lazo, B.C. V0R 2K0. The website is at and the phone number is 250-218-7223. — Kitty Cat P.A.L.S.

Celtic film this Friday Hosted by poet-philosopher John O’Donohue

Comox United Church and the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship will present a film on Celtic spirituality, hosted by poet-philosopher John O’Donohue this Friday. John O’Donohue, author of the book Anam Cara (Gaelic for soul friend), grew up in the west of Ireland on his family’s farm, in a valley close to the sea. This wild but beautiful landscape shaped him deeply, and drew him back to live, even though he was educated as a priest, and then

earned a PhD in philosophy in Germany. He eventually left the priesthood, making his living as a poet, author and speaker. The film showcases the wild western Ireland landscape, and O’Donohue uses some of his favourite places to illustrate how the Celtic imagination believes the landscape is alive, and how this influences Celtic spirituality. With a lilting accent, mischievous humour, and a poet’s awareness, he shows how experiencing this landscape has the power to transform those who experience it firsthand. His experience as a parish priest gives authority to his obser-

vations on life and death, while his experience as a poet gives his thoughts on creativity and imagination the ring of truth. The film’s closing dialogue about how one never knows the time of one’s death has a special poignancy because O’Donohue died suddenly in his sleep at age 52, shortly after filming was completed. The presentation will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church at 250 Beach Dr. in Comox. A small group discussion will be held after the film for those who wish to stay. Admission is by donation. — Comox United Church

Brother Alois, one of the Taizé monks, states, “As we continue the pilgrimage of trust on Earth that brings together ... people from many countries, we understand more and more deeply this reality: all humanity forms a single family and God lives within every human being without exception.” The Taizé brothers’ web page describes the intent of their community as “a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples.” The Comox Taizé services are being offered in this same spirit. For more information about the Comox Taizé services, call 250-339-3966. — Comox United Church


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STRONGSTART IS ONE of many programs in the Comox Valley that foster literacy. to pick up their school-aged children. Colleen encouraged the families to come to the “bus stop” an hour and a half early and participate in a program. Last year, with the support of multiple community partners and the families themselves, the program grew into the FLO (family literacy outreach) program. The program was extended to include meal preparation and eating together, family literacy activities, and an opportunity for adults to work with an employment readiness counsellor and/ or a North Island College upgrading instructor. The program was a

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Literacy promotions growing after seven years Family Literacy Day is Jan. 27 and families across Canada are encouraged to engage in literacy-related activities to raise awareness of the importance of literacy and learning. This is the seventh year that the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association (CVLLA) is organizing family literacy activities. CVLLA (formerly Literacy Now) began celebrating in 2008 and each year more families join in the celebration. Danielle Hoogland, the Comox Valley Literacy outreach co-ordinator, says, “We began celebrating Family Literacy Week in 2008 with small storytelling circles. We’ve now expanded those circles to performances with celebrated artists and musicians, activities with community service providers, and events at our public libraries. “This year we are thrilled to announce that Helen Austin will be kicking off celebrations at the Courtenay library on Jan. 27 with songs from her new children’s CD, Colour Me, and

SCHEDULE Monday, Jan. 27 Courtenay Library • 10 a.m. — Doors open (families receive book bags) In lounge • 10:10 — Performer: Helen Austin • 10:45 — Celebrity Reader • 11 — Rhyme Time with Colleen F. and Carlene • 11:40 — Cree Storyteller • 12:15 — Celebrity reader In multi-purpose room • 10:45 — Baby and Tot time • “15 minutes of fun” interactive stations (family literacy programs) • Child Development Association • ECE BC and Pacific Care • 4 R’s Education Centre • StrongStart SD No. 71 • Comox Valley Family Services • Aboriginal Early Years/Father’s Network/Friday’s Child • VIRL

Adult information • 3 Tables: North Island College/ Immigrant Welcome Centre. • Creative Employment Access, Adult Learning Centre, Island Health and CVLLA • Comox Valley Art Gallery — 10 to noon — Button making. Tuesday, Jan. 28 • 10 to 11 a.m. at Cumberland Library (distribute book bags) • 10:10 to 10:40 — Helen Austin performs • 10:45 to 11 — Story Time Wednesday, Jan. 29 • Comox Library (distribute book bags) • 10:30 — Helen Austin • 11 — Story Time Saturday, Feb. 1 • Black Creek (book bags) • 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. — Bobs and Lolo perform ($10 ticket sales).

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fun and we are determined that families have much more than 15 minutes of learning fun! Helen Austin will be performing at the Courtenay, Cumberland, and Comox libraries as well as Denman and Hornby Island Community Schools throughout the week. “Each library will also host storytelling. The libraries will also be gifting families with book bags to take home to continue the fun. “On Jan. 27 at the Courtenay library there will also be Rhyme Time for little ones to dance, learn rhymes and sing songs with their parents or caregivers. An aboriginal storyteller will weave tales for little ones in the lounge and celebrity readers are bringing their favourite children’s book to read during the morning. “Furthermore, there will be 15 Minutes of Fun stations throughout the Courtenay library. At each station there will be a different activity for families to play

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Celebrate local dairy producers this week at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market. With the addition of the Royston dairy processing facility the Valley is now a hub of dairy innovation. Providing local families and foodies alike gourmet artisanal yogurt, a variety of local cheeses, and goats’ milk gelato at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market. Natural Pastures has been making award-winning artisanal cheeses in Courtenay since 2001. Over the years they have continued to be innovative in their production. Recently partnering with local water buffalo farmers to bring three new cheeses made from their fresh milk: Mozzarella Di Bufala, Bocconcini di Bufala and Buffalo Paneer. McClintocks Farm in Courtenay is one of their sources for water buffalo milk. This week at the market, you’ll find tastings of the paneer created by Ceylon Cuisine, and special offers on all of the water buffalo cheeses as well as their world champion award-winner, Comox Camembert. This Valley’s mild marine climate, fertile soils, and our pasturefed cattle which supply fresh pasture-perfect

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those individuals who find it necessary to deface library books by recording their personal comments in the text. Such action has been noted with disturbing frequency among the many books I have borrowed from the Vancouver Island Regional Library. As an example, I am now reading Lost in Shangri-La, a true story of survival, adventure and rescue during the Second World War written by Mitchell Zuckoff.  On page 21, the author wrote: “In March 1942, when General MacArthur, his family and his staff were ordered to flee the besieged island of Corregidor...” someone has indelibly crossed out the words: “were ordered to flee” and inserted: DESERTED HIS TROOPS. Subsequently, on page 106, the same reader added: FINALLY ACT LIKE A MAN to the writer’s statement: “General MacArthur made good on his promise to return to the Philippines.”  On page 146, the comment: INCOMPETENT  AND COWARDLY  has   been added to Zukoff”s words: “...under General MacArthur’s command.” Also, on page 306, the word: COWARDLY has been inserted after MacArthur’s name. Those who peruse library books are, of course, entitled to form their own opinions.  Whether or not these observations have validity is, in the context of this view, totally irrelevant (in fact, MacArthur was ordered by President Roosevelt to relocate to Australia) and are of absolutely no interest to me and probably others. They certainly have no place in books available  on loan to the general public, are surely contrary to library policy, could well constitute an illegal act and, in my opinion, are spineless statements made behind a cloak of anonymity and represent nothing less than a manifestation of downright ignorance.

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WELL, WE’RE INTO another new year and I’m hoping it is as good as last year. After getting involved with the Courtenay senior organization at the Filberg Hall and joining a few of the activities, my only request would be to have more of our local seniors take part in many of the club events such as card games of all kinds, playing music, pool games, dancing and many other fun times. Also we have been playing cards at the seniors in Cumberland on Saturday night and they recently (Jan. 12) held their Christmas party and the entire evening from the great meal to the entertainment with the group Time for Uke was fabulous. The ladies from the OAP should be proud of their efforts and a special thanks to the Legion for leaving up their Christmas decorations to add to the fun of the night. Make a new year’s resolution to get out and enjoy your senior years. After all, it takes only a 55-year-old person to use and enjoy the good times.

pointing to see that rural taxpayers are funnelling $12,000 “so far” into another CVRD study on carbon emissions. Surely someone in this administration must realize that the  quarterly readings of 1,500 far-flung rural water meters creates four times the emissions of an annual reading. Not to mention that the water works department keeps some seven trucks in motion, burning fuel. Two thousand tonnes of emissions a year should be an embarrassment to the  administration and directors, who preach sustainability. The solution is simple — cut CVRD budgets and emissions will drop.

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A grizzly hunt? Seriously? Why does B.C. need a grizzly bear hunt? We understand the value of guides and outfitters to local economies, and we are not opposed to hunting per se, but we just don’t understand why someone would want to shoot and kill a grizzly. The B.C. government is looking at allowing a grizzly bear hunt in two areas of the province it’s not permitted currently, the Kootenays and the Cariboo. (Historically there has never been an established population of grizzlies on Vancouver Island, but there have been more and more sightings in recent years as these industrious, athletic bears island hop from the mainland and reach our island.) We understand the hunt for deer and elk. Those who eat meat can’t really, in good conscience, speak against hunting while they enjoy a steak off the barbecue. And First Nations will follow their hunting traditions, which we should not interfere with, seeing as they go back hundreds and thousands of years before any of us immigrants arrived. But who eats bear? And a grizzly? Our first thought of any bear hunt take us to gall bladders and their supposed, ahem, medicinal qualities. Bears slaughtered and left to rot just for an internal organ or two, or some paws. Not a high point in human activity, to be sure. Our second thought turns to those from outside our country who pay exorbitant fees to shoot a B.C. grizzly so they can display it in their den at home in California or England. Seriously, is this still 1850? Like most issues in B.C., the grizzly hunt has a polarizing effect. It’s important to not just heed those who shout the loudest. At least one group against the hunt is saying live grizzly bears viewed in their natural habitat are a better tourist draw and better potential economic boost than that provided by those who come here and spend thousands to kill them. Quantifying future economic benefits is akin to nailing Jell-O to a wall, but we have to say we like the sound of that argument. Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

Record Question of the Week This week: Fifty-six per cent of respondents said they have had a flu shot so far this winter. Next week: Are you more optimistic about prospects for you and your family than you were a year ago? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord. com and vote on the mainpage. A lower Canadian dollar and a slow recovery in the U.S. and around the world bode well for the B.C. economy in the next two years, says a new report.

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Dear editor, Here it is not even the end of January 2014 and the Common Sense Party, or whatever form it will take this time, is at it already. I refer to the letter by Mr. Findlay in the Jan. 21 issue attacking Courtenay City Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard for her support of Coun. Doug Hillian’s motion that attempts to ensure Maple Pool residents will not be evicted, regardless of the outcome of the ongoing court case. Mr. Findlay, if he has a problem with the City’s position on the zoning of the Maple Pool campsite and the enforcement of those zoning bylaws, should take it up with the council as a whole. After all the last time I checked, Courtenay council had a majority of representatives that are of the conservative persuasion and City council acted by majority vote to try and get the Maple Pool owners to abide by those zoning bylaws.

The intent of this attack was not really about Maple Pool. It was to target the two more progressive representatives on council, as they were targeted by the Common Sense Party last election. I say this because Mr. Findlay singles out these two people for abuse and contrary to his characterization of Ms. Leonard as “misguided and heartless,” Couns. Leonard and Hillian have been at the forefront as advocates for all the homeless in the Comox Valley, including those people at risk at Maple Pool. The Ad Hoc Emergency Resource Organization (AHERO) from Day One took the position that the City would and should be responsible for any housing of people who may be displaced from Maple Pool. Early on, Couns. Leonard and Hillian attempted to facilitate a resolution to the problem. Once a legal case was adopted, discussion on council became

an in-camera discussion. Couns. Hillian and Leonard, along with the other members of council, with one exception, abided by the law that states discussion and votes in camera are not be publicly discussed. I do agree with one thing in Mr. Findlay’s letter. I think in-camera meetings are overused by this, and previous, councils. But to demand someone disclose confidential information is to either advocate that they break the Community Charters Act, which is irresponsible, or to attack them, knowing the person cannot respond, which is cowardly. The issue of homelessness and affordable housing in the Valley needs a common and committed effort. Nasty attacks on councillors who are worthy advocates on those issues will help neither the homeless nor Courtenay council. Brian Charlton, Comox Valley

Dear editor, Seeing litter on the side of the street is one thing but actually seeing it being thrown from a car window is shocking! I remember throwing out a candy wrapper from my window when I was a kid. My dad pulled over in the 7-Eleven parking lot and made me pick up 10 pieces of garbage. I can tell you, I never did that again! I honked my horn at this kid on the corner of Aberdeen Heights and Lerwick but was ignored as he drove away, leaving his litter on the road of this nice neighbourhood. I followed him to the local high school and got my daughter to snap a photo of his SUV. You would think in a time of educated children on the issues of our environment, our overflow-

ing landfills and educational recycling programs, that the thought of throwing out garbage onto our community streets would never enter into their adolescent minds. I think a little shame and

punishment is in order! Someone needs to hand a garbage bag to this young man and make him pick up garbage all along Lerwick. Karen Bezaire, Comox

Dear editor, To the Under the Glacier cartoonist — your cartoon in the Tuesday, Jan. 14 edition of the Record was right on the mark regarding our water supply from Comox Lake and how it is appropriated to all of us in the Comox Valley. If you would have had three kayaks in the water tap stream, people may have questioned Hydro’s decision to dump millions of litres of water to accom-

modate wild river kayakers at least three times by my count. Now, Hydro is claiming drought conditions, as Comox Lake is at its lowest level in years, and is unable to produce power or protect our fish habitat, etc. How can Hydro dump millions of litres of water at least five times in 2013 and now cry wolf regarding our water supply? L. Cagna, Courtenay

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Councillors crying Maple Pool crocodile tears Dear editor, I was present at the Courtenay council meeting where Maple Pool was “discussed.” But in fact, what I saw was a staged event in which councillors cried crocodile tears over the stress and pain this issue has caused them. How difficult it has been for them to close down Maple Pool. How

they have suffered through those secret meetings. But not one word to acknowledge the anxiety, pain and stress that their action has inflicted on Jin and Dali Lin, on 50-plus residents who have lived with the legal threat of eviction for three years now. The City can clean up this mess of their

own making by simply dropping the litigation against Maple Pool. Just let the residents of Maple Pool be as they are and have been for many years: a quiet, self-contained, very peaceful place it is, a community within our community. The Vancouver lawyers are happy to keep collecting our money for as long as possible.

Ask your councillors what this fiasco has cost so far. Then ask them again at election time. Think what a forced, protested and resisted eviction will cost. And the future for these displaced people? Discount any daydream about social housing. It’s not going to happen — no money, no political will

Trees blocking flights, really? Dear editor, Another family disappointed. I have several cancelled trips from Comox in the last 14 months. First one in November 2012 when I needed to be in Calgary for my sister’s cancer treatment. Fogged in, missed it. January 2013 my Dad passes away. Fogged in, had to drive to Victoria next day. October 2013, I have to be in Calgary again for a doctor’s visit for my Mom and a burial of my sister’s ashes. I book three days in advance. After one day of cancel-

lation and next-day trip to Victoria again, and it was cancelled until the next day. I finally make it. I miss my Mom’s appointment and just make my flight to bury my sister. All would be acceptable if it was only Mother Nature. But being told by several people and WestJet employees there is still an issue with trees, which some residents do not want to cut down. My neighbour last weekend passed away and his wife’s relatives were not able to come to the funeral because again of landing

problems. Trees part of it. Could someone please tell me why this is allowed to go on? I would never want to wish this on anyone who needs emotional support in this difficult time. Maybe these residents have not experienced such a serious situation that they need to fly in or out of Comox. I wish they never do. Maybe show some compassion to others and cut those trees. Please. God bless you. Carol Arnold, Comox Valley

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Dear editor, On Jan. 17, the CVRD held an open house in Black Creek so that the RD, on behalf of would-be developers, and local residents, might discuss a planned future settlement node, aka development node, in

the area. The open house provided a forum to encourage residents to express their dream wish list for the community. What was missing (as seems to be the case at all levels of government), was a

consideration of environmental limitations. Our area is supplied by water drawn from the Oyster River. The Oyster watershed has been heavily logged, exacerbating flash flooding and summer droughts. The headwaters of

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considered this year. Nominations received after this will be included in the selection process for the next calendar year. An independent advisory council, chaired by the chief justice of British Columbia will consider nominations. Nomination forms are available from the Honours and Awards Secretariat in Victoria at 1-250-3871616 or online at www.orderofbc. The process begins with a nomiDon McRae, nation. Comox Valley Editor’s note: Don McRae is the Comox Valley MLA.

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the Valley are being logged as I write, further weakening its water-holding capacity. The Oyster is fed through the summer by the mountain snowpack. We know that this snowpack will become increasingly unreliable as climate change bites. Why then does the RD not first ask how they will service the water needs of the present residents of the area, (including salmon), into the future, before jumping towards further development? They say they are worried about contamination due to leaky septic systems. I suggest they should be more worried that we will not have water to flush with. Charley Vaughan, Black Creek

and few Maple Pool residents would volunteer to go to subsidized housing. We can only guess at the council’s motivation because it has been discussed in-camera. Could it be fear of privatized social housing (as we have at Maple Pool)? Anticipated property tax Page Two Revenue on the prime river

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Dear editor: Re. Letter to the editor by E.A. Foster (Record, Jan. 14). Where are these tradespersons to come from? Surely not from the other nine provinces, as they are all going overseas to fill the shortages. The Alberta government says temporary foreign workers are a band-aid solution to Alberta’s ongoing labour challenge. Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island have entered on a joint recruitment mission to Ireland to find qualified workers. E.A. Foster mentions why is it all well for the B.C. premier to have photo ops in China in regards to promoting business for B.C. I ask E.A. Foster why is it OK for premier Greg Sellenger of Manitoba to travel to India to promote business for Manitoba? He is quoted as saying, “Expanding our trade with India means helping Manitoba business take their products and exports overseas and to create jobs for Manitoba.” I ask, E.A. Foster, isn’t B.C. a province in Canada? It does exactly what the other nine provinces are doing in trying to bring in business and fill job shortages. Joe Sawchuk, Duncan

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frontage when developed? A simple-minded desire to gentrify the area by getting rid of those living there? So let the councillors keep their secrets. Mayor Larry Jangula seems to be a one-faced person who doesn’t agree with any of the above. To the displeasure of the others, he has taken to heart their “common sense” slogan. He says what he feels - out loud. Let’s give Larry Jangula an all-new, people-oriented, open council next time. That is a solution. Is anyone

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A 15-YEAR-OLD COMOX Valley student captured this photo of a sunset at Cape Scott Provincial Park at the northwest tip of Vancouver Island. “It was a hard hike in, but worth it!” she says. E-mail Picture of the Week submissions to PHOTO BY MORGAN CROSS

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ANADA’S RENO REBATE INC. continues to spread the word about government rebates for new-home purchases, ownerbuilt homes and substantial renovations to existing homes during the tenure of the HST throughout the province. Happy clients are receiving up to $42,500, which is the upper limit a homeowner can receive for a project. Together with the Ontario-based company Rebate4U, Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc. has already helped homeowners apply for rebates totaling over $8 million. “There is a misconception that if your home is worth more than $450,000, you are not entitled to any government rebates, but this is just not true — you are entitled to a portion of the PST embedded within the HST,” says Sean Leitenberg, manager of the Victoria office of Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc. “‘Do I qualify?’ has to be the most frequently-asked question my staff get,” says Sean. “Each renovation or new build is not exactly the same, so we have to determine that the best we can on a case-by-case basis.” There are definitely some clear-cut rules, though. There is a deadline of two years to apply from the time you completed your major renovation or new build, though there are a couple of exceptions to that rule, too. To qualify for a major renovation, you must do substantial work to the majority of the inside of your home. If your work was limited to a small portion of your home, such as a bathroom or kitchen, or if you just painted and put down new floors, you would not qualify. The end result of your renovation should be substantial enough that your home or condo is like a new home. The money spent on the exterior qualifies for the rebate, but only if you have done enough work to the inside of the home first to qualify. A new roof or landscaping is not enough on its own, but would be included in the rebate if the inside of the home qualifies. If you purchased a new home from a builder, the builder may have claimed the rebate and credited it back to you by lowering the price. In this case, the rebate has already been claimed. If your home is worth more than $450,000, you are not entitled to a federal rebate, but you may be entitled to a provincial rebate if a portion of the construction took place while the HST was in effect. If your home is worth less than $450,000, you are entitled to both a federal rebate and a provincial rebate for the

portion spent during the HST period. A new home built or renovated for yourself or for a family member’s primary place of residence qualifies if it was completed within the last two years. If the home’s value is more than $450,000, then the homeowner is only entitled to a rebate for money spent between July 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013. Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc. currently has representatives throughout the province who are happy to help clients with the forms that need to be signed and the brief questionnaire that needs to be filled out. If you live in an area where the company does not have a representative, or if you would prefer to download the forms from the comfort of your home, you can find everything on their website and use their courier service at no charge. The time involved is minimal and your rebate could be huge. Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc. also has a brief questionnaire on their website that allows you to see if you qualify for the rebate and only takes 60 seconds. Or, give them a call and in just a few minutes, they can determine if you qualify. Everyone seems to know someone who has built a home or done a renovation, so if you know homeowners who might qualify for this rebate, make sure to let them know before they miss their deadline. Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc. handles all the paperwork and follows through with the government until you receive your cheque. Because Sean and his staff know the forms, the processes, and who to call, they efficiently and quickly collect the information and submit exactly what the government agencies need. The company charges no upfront fee and if you don’t receive a rebate, the application costs you nothing. “So give us a call or check out our website,” Sean says. “What have you got to lose?”


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Writer’s first play delves deep into psyches

actors to focus 100 per cent on the spoken word, to centre their attention on the story of each woman,” says Hill. When I’m 64, a 90-minute play Being a male playwright makes by Comox Valley playwright J.S. this play all the more remarkable. Hill, is earning kudos beyond the Some critics might question the Valley. credibility of a man appropriating Leading Canadian playwright and Governor-General Award win- the inner thoughts of women. “All of us share a common ner Sharon Pollack commented, “When I’m 64 is really a charming humanity, whatever our gender,” says Hill. play. It’s entertaining and quite As with author Arthur Golden, solid. I’m sure not only audiences, who wrote the 1997 bestseller but actors, will love the roles.” Memoirs of a Geisha, Steve Hill With Pollock’s endorsement, has a talent for getinterest in the ting deep inside the play is stirring in Minimalist stag- hearts and heads a major centre, but Hill won’t say ing and limited props of his female characters. at this time much allow the audience “Through my for fear of jinxing the opportunity. and actors to focus 100 work in pastoral care, I had the privAlthough this is Hill’s first attempt per cent on the spoken ilege to hear what really mattered to word, to centre their at writing a play, women, many of he is no stranger attention on the story whom faced huge to the theatre. He challenges. The was a professional of each woman. actor in William J.S. Hill strength in these women and the Hutt’s handpower of their stopicked Young ries still resonate with me. The Company at Theatre London, and characters in 64 are an amalgam performed in four West End proof some of these.” ductions in London, England. Hill understands that we share A fork in the road and a Jesuit our most intimate stories, our education led Hill away from the most sacred thoughts, when sometheatre and into real-life drama doing medical ethics and spiritual one we trust really listens. That’s when our humanity surfaces. care for the sick, dying and the Merlin’s Sun House Theatre bereaved, a vocation Hill calls “a in Victoria is staging When I’m privilege.” It is this experience 64 on Feb. 1. It is also being perthat sets the foundation for 64. formed through Elder College at The play, performed as a draNorth Island College on March matic reading, follows six female 14. characters “of a certain age.” Tickets for the Feb. 1 producAlthough each character’s story is tion in Victoria are available by unique, they are connected by a contacting Tim Gosley at 1-250thread of compassion and under598-7488 or lying strength. For more information, e-mail It is a funny, poignant and Steve Hill at authentic treatment of common or 250-941-3976. mid-life issues that dig deep into Katherine Gibson is a bestsellthe psyche of each character. A 90-MINUTE PLAY by Comox Valley writer J.S. Hill has received a glowing endorsement from ing author of several books who “Minimalist staging and limnotable Canadian playwright Sharon Pollack. PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY lives in Comox. ited props allow the audience and Katherine Gibson Contributor

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Inspirational choir returning Once again the Comox Valley welcomes the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda. Watoto Children’s Ministry is celebrating 20 years, Watoto Church is celebrating 30 years, and founders Gary and Marilyn Skinner are celebrating their 40th year of marriage. This year the choir’s co-leader is Maria Namubiru and a touching story of just how far Watoto reaches the African people. Maria lost both her parents within a twoyear span. She was one of the fortunate children whose uncle took her and her brothers and sisters in to care for them. However, with so many children to care for, an education was out of the question. Maria became a part of the Watoto Extended Family program, and she and her siblings were educated by Watoto up to the 12th grade. Maria is a living example of the Father’s love , through Watoto! You and your family can see and hear the Watoto Children’s Choir perform live in concert at one of two Comox Valley locations: • Feb. 1 at Northgate Foursquare Church, 6:30 p.m.; • Feb. 2 at Comox Pentecostal Church, 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for the concert although an opportunity will be given to contribute financially to

the Watoto Child Care Ministries. (Be sure to arrive early.) Accompanied by a small team of adults, Watoto’s performances are a soulful blend of native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance. These children are among the more than 880,000 children in Uganda that have had the tragic and lifealtering experience of losing one or both of their parents to AIDS. Now, through their lively and inspiring performances, the Watoto Children’s Choir shares their unique experiences, as well as their newfound joy and hope, which thrill and dazzle audiences everywhere! Watoto Child Care Ministries is commit-

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of utmost importance. We believe, as these children are cared for, it will have a lasting impact upon the nation of Uganda. Watoto, is meeting the needs of the whole child so that he or she has the tools to be a productive citizen of Uganda. For more information, visit www.watoto. com. — Watoto Children’s Ministry

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Heaven and Earth, an exhibit by April Dyck, runs Jan. 28 to Feb. 16 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.

Moving Heaven and Earth The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents April Dyck: Heaven and Earth, a fine art exhibition and sale from Jan. 28 to Feb. 16. There will be an opening reception Jan. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. with the artist in attendance. Dyck is a self-taught, emerging painter whose works include

abstract, representative and figurative paintings. She has been drawing and painting seriously for the past 10 years in the beautiful setting of the Comox Valley. April Dyck has an artistic style that people are saying is uniquely original to her. “I confirmed the

space with the Pearl Ellis Gallery in 2012 and committed to a theme — Heaven and Earth. Most of the paintings in the show are very recent work. My feeling of the spiritual side of life was forefront in my mind while doing these paintings,” says Dyck. “Often I can see in my “mind’s eye” a fin-




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ished painting prior to starting and must discover how to put these ideals onto canvas.” Dyck’s paintings are luminescent, achieved by layering many colours. Each painting is completed with drawn lines to isolate these colours and to emphasis contours. She is known for her playfulness with perspective, and enjoys exploration of plastic space on a flat surface. She has naturally painted her whole life and still remembers the thrill she felt when she had the first opportunity to fingerpaint in kindergarten. For more information on the artist, visit her website at www. The Pearl Ellis Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday (1 to 4 p.m.) at 1729 Comox Ave. in Comox. For more information, see — Pearl Ellis Gallery

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May sings here in January Two years ago, in the span of three months, Kerrville New Folk finalist Lindsay May lost her mother and her grandmother. Gripped by the realization that life can be fleeting, the business graduate who had long supported her artistic growth with a corporate paycheque, walked away from her account exec gig to devote herself full-time to the music career she’d been building for a decade. She plays a house concert Jan. 27 at the Two Eagles Lodge in Union Bay, the third stop on a dozen-concert tour of B.C. and Alberta. Though her new EP, Girl with Grit, was already written before tragedy struck, its prevailing themes of perseverance and women’s empowerment make for the perfect “comeback album” for Lindsay, after a period during which she battled through grief and boldly launched herself into the wildly insecure world of the music business. The album’s characters — all women — are strong, adventurous, resilient, and selfaware, if flawed. And Lindsay belts out their stories in a voice as powerful as they are, backed by polished, Nashville-style production and instrumentation, minus the twang. The songs are perfectly crafted, original, and free of clichés, with melodies possessed of distinctive hooks. Those songs, combined with Lindsay’s seemingly-limitless vocal capabilities and her distinctive Americana sound make Girl with Grit a phenomenal outing for a still-relatively-unknown artist — a fact that will come as no surprise to those who know Lindsay’s story. Raised in Kelowna, Lindsay bought a guitar from her English teacher at age 15, taught herself to play, and began performing her own original songs at open mic nights less than two years later — despite having a mother who actively discouraged her from pursuing a music career. She attended business school to please her family, excelled at it, and spent a decade in the corporate world while applying that business school learning to her musical life.  She assessed her

SINGER AND SONGWRITER Lindsay May performs Jan. 27 in the latest house concert at Two Eagles Lodge in Union Bay. strengths and weaknesses as an artist, then set out to systematically distinguish herself in every skill of the profession — the singing, the playing, the writing, the performing — recognizing with the dispassionate candour of an astute businesswoman that she needed a killer product if she wanted to be successful. She attended Bill Henderson’s and Roy Forbes’ songwriting workshops, read every songwriting book she could get her hands on, spent summers busking just to test audience response to her music and performance style, and devoted herself to daily practice and writing. Judging by her already-growing list

of achievements, that dedication is paying off. Since the release of

her 2008 debut, Bronze and Blue, she’s been a finalist in the legendary Kerrville New Folk contest (run by Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival), the New Mountain Stage Regional Song-Writing Contest and the Shore 104.3 Sounds of Summer Song Search. The Jan. 27 concert, part of Two Eagles Lodge’s ongoing series of house concerts, will be a treat for all. The intimate setting will let you get ‘up close and personal’ with this rising star. The concert runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at 6409 Old Island Highway. Room is limited — reserve tickets now. Phone 250-335-2342. — Two Eagles Lodge

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Violinist, pianist on stage

The Comox Valley Youth Music Centre (CYMC) will present a February concert featuring Nancy DiNovo (violin) and Stephen Smith (piano). In a career spanning decades, Nancy has performed in the world’s major concert halls, recorded with CBC Radio and Disney films and co-founded the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. She will return to Courtenay this summer as CYMC’s director of festival strings. Smith hails from Nova Scotia and has been a part of the Vancouver music scene since 1990. He is best known for his longstanding relationship with Vancouver’s finest choral groups including Eleckra Women’s Choir and the Vancouver Bach Choir. He is also a composer and arranger of choral music, recently having finished a commission from a consortium of 30 women’s choirs from all over North America. The duo has chosen works by Bach (Partita No. 3 in E Major), Brahms (Sonata in G Major, opus 78) and Richard Strauss (Sonata in Eb Major opus 18). The two sonatas for violin and piano were written about a decade apart. Each work represents a particular style of Romantic composing, the Brahms hauntingly lyrical and the Strauss full of virtuosic fireworks and soaring melodies. A fourth piece by Vancouver composer Jeffrey Ryan is an engaging tour de force for the solo violinist, who has to utter war cries and hum while playing. The Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College will be the venue for this performance Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay and Blue Heron Books in Comox as well as at the door. For more information, call 250-338-7463. — Comox Valley Youth Music Centre

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TWO DUELLING PIANOS Kenny (Blues Boss) Wayne at right put on a rollicking piano duel with David Vest in a WinterBites Festival concert. Still ahead is Jim Byrnes and the Sojourners on Jan. 23, Grapes Of Wrath and Odds on Jan. 24, Ashley MacIsaac on Jan. 25, Blind Boy Paxton and Suzie Vinnick on Jan. 29 and Cousin Harley on Jan. 31. For details, visit or call 1-855-400-2882. PHOTO BY KIRK FRIEDERICH

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If you like Celtic music and you want the pure drop, what better way to celebrate Robbie Burns Day than with traditional foot-tapping Scottish polkas, jigs and reels? Reservations are recommended (250331-0933). New Black Swan vocalist Michael Harrison will delight you with his rendition of soulful ballads. Michael was born and grew up in Courtenay, leaving the Comox Valley to study voice at UVic with one of

Canada’s eminent operatic baritones. He is a professional voice teacher who has started teaching at Long & McQuade. The Black Swan Fiddlers consist of fiddlers Caillie Gregory, Madelaine Guimond, Raven Lees and Mya Williamson, joined by Paul Gervais on guitar, and Jeff Butterworth on mandolin and vocals. David Stevenson keeps it all together on fiddle, flute and penny whistle, though not all at once. The Black Swan Fid-

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Saturday, Jan. 25 ASHLEY MACISAAC at Native Sons Hall in Vancouver Island WinterBites Festival concert at Filberg Centre. FMI: or 1-855400-2882. BANANAFISH DANCE ORCHESTRA and PONDEROSAS at Waverley Hotel. Tickets at Bop City, Waverley and 250-336-8322. BLACK SWAN FIDDLERS at Zocalo Café, 7 p.m. FMI: www.theblackswanfiddlers. com or David Stevenson at 250-890-0297.

Sunday, Jan. 26 EUGENE BURTON, JAMES MCRAE and NICO RHODES at Studio Live! in Cumberland, 2 p.m. Tickets at Bop City Records and at door.

Monday, Jan. 27 LINDSAY MAY at Two Eagles Lodge in Union Bay, 7 p.m. FMI: 250-335-2342.

Wednesday, Jan. 29 SUZIE VINNICK and BLIND BOY PAXTON at Crown Isle in Vancouver Island WinterBites Festival concert. FMI: www.winterbitesfestival. com or 1-855-400-2882.

Friday, Jan. 31 COUSIN HARLEY at Westerly Hotel in Vancouver Island WinterBites Festival concert at Filberg Centre. FMI: or 1-855-400-2882. WORLD COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL at various locations in downtown Courtenay. Tickets at 250-338-2430 or toll-free at 1-866-8988499 or online at

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Thursday, Feb. 6 THE FRETLESS launch album at Merville Hall.

Saturday, Feb. 8 STEADIES at Bridge Lounge.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD


ACROSS 1 Old RCA classical music label 8 Jacuzzis, e.g. 15 With 87-Down, Academy Award hopefuls 20 In a skillful manner 21 Of Israel’s language 22 777, for one 23 Man living in Scotland’s capital? 25 Tundra coat 26 Deep blue 27 River craft 28 Shangri-las 30 — -do-well (idle type) 31 Half of twelve 33 Man with no fastening band? 36 Fistfight reminder 39 “I’m tellin’ ya, that’s who!” 40 — Francisco 41 Slightly 44 1994 “Saturday Night Live” spin-off film 48 Start to mature? 50 Attacks a man? 52 Rodent-killing poison, oldstyle 57 Missouri River city 58 Like details for carrying out an operation 60 “Get lost!” 61 Rock music’s — Leppard 62 Archie Bunker type 65 John, to Ian 66 Excessively 69 Man at one’s heels? 73 1964 Beatles song 75 Dreaded IRS probe: Abbr. 76 Stipulations 77 Barely get, with “out” 80 Actor Malden 81 Much better than so-so 84 Stopwatch, e.g. 86 “Webster” star Lewis 89 Man doing some film editing?

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Blue Jays, on scoreboards Very fast, in scores Chooses “Na Na” preceder Very manly Artists’ props Man who owns a Mexican restaurant? Oz. and lb. Add (on) Huge Treat like dirt Actor Peter Steak type “Ms. Oakley, go after that man”? Small vessel for oil or wine Piling-on footballer Render obsolete “— a thought ...” Ought to have, informally Forced away (from)

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When eagles’ thoughts turn to love? T

his year is the ninth anniversary of MARS’ Eagle Fest. Each year in February we hold a one-day festival to celebrate the magnificent bald eagles. Just like many humans, bald eagles choose February as their month of love. Having survived the rigours of winter the eagles, that are monogamous by nature, start to think about reconnecting with their mates and re-establishing their bonds. During January they are very visible and extremely vocal calling to each other as they perform aerial acrobatics and complicated mating rituals. Procreation is the No. 1 priority on their minds and they will defend their mate and territory even if it means they sustain injuries in the process. Some years are particularly hard for eagles in January and February after long, cold snowy weather but this year so far other than a few rain storms they have been able to access enough food to hopefully sustain them through the rest of the winter. Plentiful food supplies bode well for a healthy population of young eaglets. Indications from the figures released at the annual eagle count in Brackendale near Squamish showed there were 1,600 eagles, twice as many as the previous

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year. I happened to be visiting Squamish and the trees and banks along the Cheakamous River were full of eagles. With the abundance of salmon there was no need for them to fight over food. Usually at this time of year eagles resort to scavenging at the garbage dump and we rescue and rehabilitate many that are poisoned or injured as a result. Springtime sees the end of the family unit for last year’s


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eaglets; they will have remained close by their parents learning all the necessary skills they need to be successful hunters. They must also find and establish their own territory. Many of these unskilled birds will end up fighting with other juveniles. Often they will scavenge food, stealing from each other rather than trying to catch their own. MARS admitted 48 eagles last year. The majority were injured due to impacts with vehicles.

January is a perfect time to watch the eagles as they return to their nest sites to make repairs and get the nest ready for breeding and raising the young. Eagle nests can be very large as they are reused for many years. Sometimes the parents have to start over again rebuilding a nest that they took apart due to a reluctant eaglet that did not want to leave the comfort of the nest. Usually, eagles produce two eggs that are incubated for approximately two and a half months. There are many nest trees in the Comox Valley and Campbell River than can be watched; fledging is a very entertaining time as the young exercise their wings, jumping around the edge of the nest. Taking the first flight can be very daunting to the eaglets and the parents often have to practise “tough love” to bribe them out of the nest with food rewards. Once airborne, it is amazing how well they perform, however the first landing can be a challenge that often results in a crash landing or two. In some cases the eldest eaglet will push its sibling from the nest and we have had to organize a tree climber to return

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the eaglet to the nest. We invite everyone to the Eagle Fest, which is always an interesting event with guest speakers, live birds of prey and fun for the kids. Please check the papers for more details; the festival is held in the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River, which in itself is a fascinating place full of maritime history. To report injured wildlife, please call 250-337-2021. For all other inquires, visit our website at Sandy Fairfield is the educational coordinator for the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS). The MARS column appears every second Thursday.



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Backup, docking lighting


s is often the case, today’s article comes from what I see around me as I drive. I was passed by a cube van with one white floodlight on the right rear illuminated. The driver of a truck tractor with no trailer pulled in front of him using the right lane and flashed his backup and docking lamps a few times. The offending driver didn’t get the hint and his backup floodlight remained on, but both vehicles and their drivers were in the wrong. For those of us who are not driving trucks or truck tractors, we are allowed two white lights designated as type SAE R or E Code AR that may only light when our vehicle is in reverse gear. Of course, these lights are already built into our rear light assemblies by the manufacturer. If you wish to use a different lamp assembly, they must conform and the OEM lights would have to be disabled. Trucks and truck tractors are allowed to have one or two docking lamps in addition to the two backup lamps. There is no mention of lamp standards, colours or mounting in the rule books except that they may only operate if the vehicle is in neutral or reverse gear and that they must be directed so that the high intensity portion of the beam will not strike the eye of another driver. Neither one of these drivers should have been able to illuminate any of these lamps while they were travelling in a forward direction on the highway. I’m also curious about how they managed to pass inspection at a designated inspection facility in this condition. For more information on this topic, visit www. Questions or comments are welcome by e-mail to Tim Schewe is a retired RCMP constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. His column appears Thursdays.

Get your priorities straight I

n my previous column, we met Mr. Tinsel and discussed the importance of goal-setting as it relates to continued independence. If you missed the column, you can find it online at articles/articles/setting-goals-as-seniorsor-caregivers.html. The seniors and family members I meet in my work all have unique circumstances leading up to a life transition. A common denominator is feeling overwhelmed and having difficulty prioritizing the “real” needs and/or wants. An important step in planning goals related to needs is to develop a “laundry list” of problems. Usually, there are several problems. This is where figuring out priorities is a must. How do you decide which goal comes first or if more than one are being worked on, which one deserves the most attention? The best determinant in setting and reaching a goal is one where the senior and/ or family caregiver sees as most important. Secondary is breaking down the goal in manageable pieces to




make it easy to accomplish. Let’s take a look at Mr. Tinsel’s situation. During our initial assessment, Mr. Tinsel talked about two important needs — getting around without a car and not feeling so lonely by getting back to some of his previous social groups, namely bowling. Noteworthy is goal attainment can be a long process and may take months to complete. There also needs to be strong motivation from the individual. When we asked Mr. Tinsel to be more specific about his transportation needs, he said, “I want to be able to get to medical appointments without having to ask friends,” and “I want to get to go bowling without having to rely on friends to pick me up.” It’s pretty clear that Mr. Tinsel enjoys being independent and readily admits himself that asking and taking help is very difficult. One of the best ways

to set goals is to brainstorm a list of possible ways for reaching a goal. This is the list we came up with Mr. Tinsel and his transportation needs: • Make an appointment with a doctor to discuss a referral to HandyDART and Taxi Savers. • Ask one friend to be a backup person to drive should HandyDART be unavailable or inclement weather poses difficulty using public transit. • Map out the public transit route and times. • Map out the walking distance from Mr. Tinsel’s home to the nearest bus stop and practise walking to the stop ahead of time. • Cost out private transportation options. • Take the bus to bowling and get a ride back with a friend. • Give up bowling. • Pray to have a miraculous change in vision and driving license returned. The list includes primarily serious strategies for meeting Mr. Tinsel’s transportation needs.  From here, Mr. Tinsel needed to choose which strategy to try first to see if it helped him reach his goal. He needed to figure out

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the “who does what” and “when” of the strategy and the order in which things needed to be done. In Mr. Tinsel’s case, he decided to start with costing out private transportation options and mapping out the public transit route. In the end, he found himself taking private transportation to medical appointments and going the public transit route on bowling days. If his friends assured him they were going right by his place on the way home, he would sometimes accept a ride.  It’s a happy ending. Well, almost — Mr. Tinsel isn’t quite happy about his bowling average! Wendy Johnstone is a gerontologist and is the founder of Keystone Eldercare Solutions. Her column runs in the Comox Valley Record every second Thursday.

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Riley Wheeldon will be in elite company this week when he competes at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines golf course in La Jolla, Calif. The field at the PGA Tour event (Jan. 23-26) includes defending champion Tiger Woods. Wheeldon, who calls Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community his home course, recorded a 6-under 66 on Monday qualifying at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, Calif., grabbing one of four available spots. The 23-year-old Comox resident started on the back nine and started in style – with an eagle. Making the turn at 3-under 34, Wheeldon birdied his 12th, 13th and 16th holes and went on to finish tied for third with Will Strickler. Chris Riley and Chris Smith finished tied for first at 7-under 65. Wheeldon finished second on the PGA Tour Canada money list in 2013, earning a partial exemption onto the Tour this season. He won the Syncrude Boreal Open for his first PGA Tour Canada title in 2013 and also finished third at the Times Colonist Island Savings Open in Victoria. He qualified for last year’s PGA Canadian Open but missed the cut after shooting identical rounds of 3-over 75. Along with Woods, other high-profile entries at this week’s tourney include Phil Mickelson and Canadians Graham DeLaet, Brad Fritsch, David Hearn, Mike Weir and Stephen Ames.

The Sentinel Spartans made the trip from West Vancouver well worth their while. Competing at the 46th annual Towhee Invitational senior boys basketball tournament (Jan. 16-18) at G.P. Vanier, the Spartans went undefeated to win the tourney, were named Most Sportsmanlike Team and placed three players on the two all-star teams. Sentinel defeated Handsworth Royals of North Vancouver 73-68 in Saturday night’s barn-burner final with first all-star Austin Penrose leading the way with 19 points. Fellow first all-star Adam Kharmali rocked the rim for 27 points to pace the Royals. It was a worthy way to wrap up the 12-team tourney, with just one point separating the teams with 15 seconds left. “The tourney was very successful again this year,” said Vanier head coach Larry Street, whose Towhees finished third with a 3-1 record. “Our only loss was to Handsworth,” Street noted. Vanier opened Thursday with a 61-14 win over a tall Timberline Wolves team of Campbell River. “Missing centre Bryce Olsen (injury) hurt, but the team came up with solid man-to-man defence,” Street said. Joss Biggins led the scoring with 21 points and Colton Derycke added 13. Vanier’s second game Friday night was a 68-50 win against perennial Victoria power Belmont who came this year with a much younger team and fewer weapons. Olsen was back and gathered 15 points with four rebounds while Biggins again led the way with 17 points and six rebounds.  “Everyone played and contributed

FOSTER DEWITT FENDS off Handsworth Royals opponents. Dewitt earned the Nate Da Silva Award as Outstanding Towhee. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK great rebounding, excellent free throw shooting (75 per cent) and numerous great assists,” said Street. Another good game for Derycke who had eight points and five assists. Jordan Balon had a great game with 7-for-8 free throw shooting and five assists while playing his typical aggressive defence. On Saturday morning the Towhees fell 62-49 to Handsworth in the semifinals. “Handsworth featured an outstanding point guard in Provincial team player Adam Kharmali,” Street said. “He was extremely hard to check due to his great quickness and outstanding shooting and passing skills, and that was the downfall for us. He finished with 27 points and many key

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assists in a tilt that with two minutes left was a twopoint game. “Biggins had 20 points, but unfortunately no other Towhee scored much. A case of good defence, but poor rebounding (31-23), too many turnovers, and poor shooting,” said Street. With third place on the line Saturday night, Vanier defeated the Wellington Wildcats of Nanaimo 80-61. “The boys played a fine game from beginning to end, with everyone getting minutes and contributing their best assets to the betterment of the team,” Street said. Double-figure scoring came from Olsen (21), Biggins (13) and Derycke (10) while Harry Li was all over the boards, grabbing 10 rebounds. Olsen was equal-

ly efficient with 11 boards. “A dominant victory shooting 48 per cent as a team, with 76 per cent on free throws, a +18 rebounding edge, and a season-low 10 turnovers,” Street said. “A big thank you goes to all our sponsors (in particular Boston Pizza, Affordable Framing, Pita Pit, Taco Time, Old Victoria Water Company), all the team parents, and all the staff and students who helped with the running of the tournament,” Street added. FREE THROWS Foster Dewitt earned the Nate Da Silva Award as Outstanding Towhee while Nick Tancon of Highland powered in 122 points in four games to take MVP honours … game results in Scoreboard, B21 ...




Thursday, January 23, 2014 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD


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Scary things lurk in the basement. The Comox Valley Glacier Kings found that out Sunday afternoon in Parksville when they took on the Oceanside Generals in a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League matinee. Sitting in second place in the North Division and in hot pursuit of the firstplace Campbell River Storm, the Yetis survived a scare from the cellar-dwelling Generals before prevailing 4-3 in overtime. The win left the Icemen three points back of the Storm and set the stage for a big homeand-home series this weekend between the longtime North Island rivals. At Oceanside Place on Jan. 19, the G-Kings trailed 1-0 after one period, with Grant Iles pulling the visitors even at the 2:28 mark of the second stanza. Eric Margo’s powerplay goal at 11:52 put the Icemen up 2-1, but the Generals equalized with a man-advantage tally of their own at 19:23. Margo’s second PP goal at 6:45 of the third gave the Icemen the lead back, but Oceanside refused to go away and sent the game into OT with a goal at the

10:30 mark. Derian Hamilton wasted no time deciding the issue in the extra frame, lighting the lamp just 34 seconds in. Hamilton finished with three points (1g, 2a) to earn first star honours while Margo was second star. Generals’ goalie Liam Giroux was third star. Michael Hails picked up the win in net for Comox Valley as the Glacier Kings enjoyed a 49-32 shots-on-goal advantage. The Yetis were 2-for-6 on the power play while the Generals were 1-for-8. There could be a new leader in the North Division come Saturday night as the Glacier Kings and Storm play back-to-back games this weekend. The Icemen are in Campbell River on Friday night and the Storm return the visit Saturday, with game time 7:30 p.m. at Comox Valley Sports Centre Arena #1. ICE CHIPS AP Casey Jantz was backing up Hails on Sunday … Duncan Pernal (20g, 26a) is ninth in league scoring … former Yeti Sheldon Brett of Courtenay has five points (2g, 3a) through 12 games since joining the BCHL Trail Smoke Eaters … VIJHL standings and scoring leaders in Scoreboard, B21 …

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final score between any two teams. The championship celebration will be short-lived as the team prepares for playoffs starting this Saturday against the Victoria Racquet Club, 4:45 p.m. at Sports Centre #1. “It was great for our team to achieve this success, but now we have to put that behind us and focus on our goal to get to Provincials. To do that, we will have to beat the best teams on the Island,” said assistant coach Jordan Butcher. “We know that our players will work hard and compete over the next few weeks, and you never know what can happen,” added Butcher. The Chiefs now enter a four-game round robin with Racquet Club, Nanaimo, Cowichan, and Juan de Fuca to determine which two teams will compete for the opportunity to go to the Provincial championships. Your 2013-14 Division 2 champions are

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United plays to 1-1 tie Earle Couper Record Staff

THE A EVENT winners (left to right) were skip Dan Brennan, third Andrea Folk, second Duncan McGeorge and lead Heather Shivas.

Pyjama party on ice What do you get when you mix curling with your favourite pair of pyjamas? A curling pyjama party, of course! This past weekend, the Comox Valley Curling Club hosted the Open Mixed Bonspiel with 26 teams from as far away as Marpole on the mainland attending. We even had curlers from our Novice League pairing up with other couples to take in the pyjama party on ice so good on you, Christine, Leanne, Tim, Jen, Jason and Megan. Most of the teams got into the theme of the ‘spiel, sporting a variety of pyjama styles that ranged from the very conservative to the absolute outrageous. Best team pyjamas was a hard choice with so many dressing up but the Riva-Crerar and the Langridge couples won out with some pretty creative renditions. The finals on Sunday proved, once again, to be a great spectator sport with a lot of armchair coaching and comments as the four event teams made their shots (or not) to the delight (or not) of the fans. The ‘A’ Event, sponsored by Finneron Hyundai, was a battle between the Cote and Brennan teams. Norm Cote, with hammer, had to draw and sit on the opponent’s rock back of the t-line to take the win. With his third Lonnie Schopp calling line, and sweepers Craig Bernes, second, and Laura McLeod-Cote, lead, brushing hard, a hush came through the crowd watching, knowing that the rock was light. Being the last game on the ice, the surface must have firmed up as the draw came up short to give

the win to skip Dan Brennan and teammates third Andrea Folk, second Duncan McGeorge and lead Heather Shivas. Third place went to the Larson rink. The ‘B’ Event, sponsored by Thrifty Foods, was the Jack Holden team of third Mary Holden, second Sam Bender and lead Sharon Walker against the Ken Rodonet foursome of third Joanne Moreau, second Tony Wong and lead Denise Jensen. It came down to the seventh end when a cluster of biters scored for Holden, taking a five- point lead over the Rodonets rink, ending the game. Third place went to the Baltis rink. The ‘C’ Event, sponsored by Boston Pizza, between Alberti and Michell did not go the full eight ends with Ray Michell’s team stealing three to cinch the deal. Ray’s teammates were third Melanie Rait, second Jade Jensen and lead Mare Michell. Third place went to the Goodwin rink with Bolivar taking fourth. The ‘D’ Event, sponsored by a Friend of the Spiel, went to the Merv McMartin team with third Kari Alberti, second Dave Wilson and lead Judy McMartin. They played the Vern Reimer team with third Sue Taylor, second Bruce Taylor and lead May Reimer. In third place was the Simpson rink with Erhmantraut fourth. This year, the club welcomes Ronni Lister of Remax as our new Mixed Open diamond sponsor and her support is very much appreciated. Huge kudos are extended to Cody, Brett, Craig and Don for the great ice conditions; to general manager George Goodwin, Becky and Mark

Joneson catering; Marcia and Tanya for keeping the bar hopping; the Bonspiel Committee of Kim, Mickey, Heather, Mary, Kathy and Sharon; Volunteers Judy and Terry Francis, Don Nickason, John Davis; Sam and Debbie Bender and anonymous supporters. The bonspiel also received support from Subway, Old House Spa, Shearlocks Family Hair Care, Sleemans, Yummies and Gyros Greek Cafe and the Bulk Barn. EXTRA ENDS The club is hosting the Tim Hortons Provincial Senior Competition from Feb. 17-23 … eight men’s and eight women’s teams will be vying for a spot at the Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, March 22-30 in Yellowknife … – Comox Valley Curling Club

Jockeying for positioning in Div. 2 of the Vancouver Island Soccer League intensified on the weekend, and Comox Valley United was in the thick of things. Second-place United hosted sixth-place Gordon Head Blazers at Valley View on Sunday and had to settle for a 1-1 tie. Clay Fauchon scored for United with Anthony Porco netting the visitors’ goal. While the one point for the tie helps, it would have been sweeter had it been a threepoint win, as the first-place Saanich Fusion lost their first game of the year 1-0 to fourth-place Cowichan. With third-place Westcastle whipping Prospect Lake 8-0, there is now a four-team race to gain promotion at the top of the table and a six-team race to avoid relegation at the other end. As things stand, Saanich (12-1-2) leads Comox Valley (8-2-4) by 10 points while Westcastle (8-3-3) is one point back of United and Cowichan (7-5-3) is very much alive with 24 points. THROW INS This Saturday, United is away to eighthplace Gorge … the local lads’ first Jackson Cup match goes Feb. 16 against Div. 1 Bays Liquor Plus in Victoria … the play-in game is the first step on the long road leading to the cup final on March 30 ... Gokhan Avcil leads the United scoring with seven goals while Darren Berg and Nick Marinus have six each… Mack Zirk leads all Div. 2 goalkeepers with six shutouts … VISL Div. 2 standings in Scoreboard, B21 … sports@comoxvalleyrecord

CLAY FAUCHON SCORED United’s goal in Sunday’s 1-1 tie with Gordon Head at Valley View. PHOTO BY EARLE COUPER

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we each pick five vehicles 2.0-litre, turbocharged inline that caught our eye. four-cylinder, generating Yours truly has been a fan 272 horses, and a 3.6-litre of Honda’s premium Acura V6, 321 hp is also available. brand. All solid performers Interesting little feature: but in recent years the because coupes typically design team has let the have large, long doors, the range down with uninspirreach behind the shoulder ing looks. The 2015 Acura to grab the seatbelt can be TLX Prototype unveiling a stretch. The ATS Coupe suggests the team is out of has motorized carriers to its uninspiring funk. This performance-luxury sedan, which will launch this summer, looks fresh and sporty. It will replace the TL and the TSX and will be the design 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe leader as new models are revealed during “hand” the seatbelt to the the next few years. driver and front passenger TLX customers will be upon entry. able to choose from twoThe Toyota FT-1 coupe wheel and all-wheel drive concept caused a stir configurations; two high-performance, highly fuel-efficient new engines – 2.4-litre and 3.5-litre V6s; two new advanced transmissions; and the next generation Audi All Road Shooting Brake concept Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive among those hungering for (SH-AWD) and Precision a return to the days of the All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) Toyota Celica/Supra. dynamic performance and The Volkswagen Beetle handling technologies. Dune has a rugged offAudi showed of its compact road look, largely due to crossover concept, unimaginatively dubbed the All Road Shooting Brake concept. It’s based on the forthcoming TT, this concept uses the S3’s 2.0TFSi 2015 Acura TLX Prototype engine of 292hp. It also gets a hybrid motor the raising of the body by between the engine and the 50 mm and the addition of S-Tronic transmission. The 19-inch wheels with large market for the wagons is tyres. not big on this side of the Just like the old days, the pond but this could be a game changer. It combines the elegant lines of a wagon with the wide and higher stance of an offroad capable vehicle. Volkswagen Beetle Dune “The show car combines sex appeal, highly new Beetle features a efficient e-tron-quattro rear-mounted ski-rack. The technology that produces concept is actually a return 300 kW of power yet only to an idea from January consumes 1.9 l/100 km of 2000, when VW showed the fuel and cutting-edge elecNew Beetle Dune concept tronic applications,” says in Los Angeles. That was a Audi board member Prof. Dr. flight fancy, this concept is Ulrich Hackenberg. built on the current producThe 2015 Cadillac ATS tion model and the German Coupe is based on its manufacturer is looking for sedan sibling and should be the nod to proceed from available by mid-summer. Beetle buyers. The base power plant is a

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Thursday, January 23, 2014



Zack’s Detroit

five hot picks The Motor City was abuzz at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. The car industry is roaring back in the U.S. and we have record sales in Canada, so there are many new products for all segments of the market.

Corvette Z06

The performance Corvette Z06 got its name back in the 1960s when customers could order a high performance “Z06” package that delivered a track-ready Corvette. Today Chevrolet is still delivering track-ready Corvettes, now they come with the Z06 name. The all-new 7th generation Corvette Stingray was unveiled last year in Detroit and it won the North American Car of the Year award, exactly a year after it debuted. This year it was all about Z06, featuring a 625hp allnew supercharged engine with an all-new eight speed automatic transmission and for the first time the roof panel is removable for open air driving.

Ford F-150

Any new F-150 is a huge deal for Ford as it is the number one selling truck in Canada for the past 48 years and the best selling vehicle overall. The big news is that the all-new F-150 is now constructed using lighter high-tensile steel in the chassis, and high strength aluminum alloys in the body, mostly the trucks box. This combination contributes to a 318-kilogram reduction in weight, helping to make the truck stronger and much more fuel-efficient. There will be four engines available from a base 3.5L V6 to a 5.0L V8 and two Ecoboost engines, a 2.7L and 3.5L V6. Ford did not have specific fuel economy numbers but there will be a significant improvement over the existing truck. Other improvements include an improved tailgate stepladder that folds away easier and power locking and folding tailgate.

Chrysler 200

Some might remember the Chrysler Sebring sedan. That nameplate was retired and rebadged as the Chrysler

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The Corvette won the North American Car of the Year award, exactly a year after it debuted. Zack Spencer


200. This all-new Chrysler 200 is light years away from that old platform. In fact, it uses the same Alfa Romeo platform found under the Dodge Dart and impressive Jeep Cherokee. The strong points of this platform are excellent on-road manners with a quiet interior and superb handling. There will be a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 184hp or the optional 290hp 3.6L engine found in many other Chrysler products. The Chrysler 200 will have front wheel drive or optional all wheel drive, derived from the same system used in the Jeep Cherokee.

The C-Class is so important to Mercedes brand in North America that they held the world debut of the C-Class here, plus it is their number one selling car. Arriving later this spring and summer, this new compact sedan is a longer and wider and uses a combination of high-tensile steel and aluminum components to shed 100kg for a 20 percent reduction in fuel economy.

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2014 MAZDA 3

Winner of the best new small car (under $21,000)

2014 MAZDA 6

2014 MAZDA 3 Sport

Winner of the best new family car (over $30,000)

Winner of the best new small car (over $21,000)

2014 MAZDA CX-5

Compact utility of the year

Porsche 911 Targa

One car that pulled big crowds was the new Porsche 911 Targa. We all know what a Porsche 911 looks like; they have been modifying the same basic shape for over 50 years. What this new Targa has is a retractable roof system that will stop traffic. At the push of a button the whole rear of the car releases and the centre convertible roof is stored underneath, then the rear section is again attached. The back panel incorporates a wrap around rear window, making a distinctive statement while keeping the overall design of the car intact. Previous Targa models had either a removable centre panel of a glorified, oversized sunroof, this new model is the best of both. Starting at $115,900, all Targa models will come with AWD and will arrive this spring.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD


Alexandra Straub

It’s a spectacular little car and has been a popular selling vehicle in Canada. And it’s all new for 2015. Up front, the Fit sports a new grille and headlight design. Around back, there

The GT4 Stinger provides a possible and highly provocative glimpse into Kia’s future.

Detroit - Flocks of international journalists roamed the floors of COBO Hall in downtown Detroit on the occasion of the 25th annual North American International Auto Show. With a plethora of automotive goodness under one roof, it’s hard to narrow down which ones to focus on. After all, there are concepts, production vehicles and much more. And there are a lot of them. To kick things off on my list, let’s start with some concepts. Ah, MINIs. For over a decade, they have been romping the streets and causing people to smile, whether driving them, sitting in them or watching them. At the NAIAS, the masses were introduced to the MINI John Cooper Works Concept. Not a whole heck of a lot of information was released but you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll be fast. There are large air inlets, 18-inch wheels and the unmistakable MINI silhouette and face. It’s built as much for the road as it is the track. Did I mention it’ll be fast? Kia certainly drew the crowds when it came to their GT4 Stinger Concept. According to Kia, the “GT4 Stinger was conceived by the “gearheads” in Kia’s Irvine, Calif., design studio, birthplace of iconic concept vehicles such as the Track’ster and Cross G.” The rear-wheel drive, 2+2 sports car, had a powerful stage presence. And also packs a healthy dose of 315 horsepower from a turbocharged, 4-cylinder powerplant. The Korean carmaker mentions that there are no pending plans to bring this particular car to market, however, Kia has a history of delivering production vehicles that bear a strong resemblance to the concept that preceded them, and the GT4 Stinger provides a possible and highly provocative glimpse into Kia’s future. Moving from fantasy to fiction, we have the Honda Fit. are rear reflectors and LED taillights run along the hatch with a chrome tailgate garnish and rear diffuser. Furthermore, Honda keep’s their exclusive Magic Seat,




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† Representative semi-monthly lease offer based on new 2014 Rogue S FWD (Y6RG14 AA00), CVT transmission. 3.9% lease APR for a 60 month term equals 120 semi-monthly payments of $138 with $1,850 down payment, and $0 security deposit. First semi-monthly payment, down payment and $0 security deposit are due at lease inception. Prices include freight and fees. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km/year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $18,289. ≠Finance offers are now available on new 2014 Pathfinder S 4X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission. Selling Price is $31,558 financed at 2.9% APR equals 182 bi-weekly payments of $192 for an 84 month term. $0 down payment required. Cost of borrowing is $3,349.04 for a total obligation of $34,907. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Conditions apply. ‡ $3,000/$4,000 non-stackable cash discount is valid on all 2013 Frontier King Cab/2013 Frontier Crew Cab models. The cash discount (non-stack) is only available on the cash purchase price, and will be deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease or finance rates/‡$11,000 cash discount valid on all new 2014 Titan models when registered and delivered between January 15, 2014 and January 31, 2014. The cash discount will be deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. Conditions apply. X $31,558 Selling Price for a new 2014 Pathfinder S 4X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission. V Models shown $43,658/$39,093/$42,258/$34,728. Selling Price for a new 2014 Pathfinder Platinum 4X4 (5XEG14 AA00), CVT transmission/2013 Frontier Crew Cab 4.0 SL 4X4 (4CUG73 AA00), automatic transmission/2014 Titan Crew Cab SL 4X4 (3CFG74 AA00), automatic transmission/2014 Rogue SL AWD Premium model (Y6DG14 BK00), CVT transmission. $11,000 cash discount included in selling price for the 2014 Titan Crew Cab SL 4X4 (3CFG74 AA00), automatic transmission. †≠‡XV Freight and PDE charges ($1,560/$1,695/$1,610/$1,630), certain fees, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where applicable are included. License, registration, air-conditioning levy ($100) where applicable, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Finance and lease offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between Jan. 15 – 31, 2014. *All information compiled from third-party sources including manufacturer websites. Not responsible for errors for errors in data on third party websites. 12/17/2013. ∞Ward’s Large Cross/Utility segment. MY14 Pathfinder vs. 2013 Large Cross/Utility Class. 2014 Pathfinder S 2WD with CVT transmission fuel consumption estimate is 10.5L/100KM CITY | 7.7L/100KM HWY | 9.3L/100KM combined. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2014 Pathfinder Platinum model shown. ^Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) Mid SUV segment, AWD/4WD, 7-passenger, V6 gasoline models only. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for proper use. Offers subject to change, continuation or cancellation without notice. Offers have no cash alternative value. See your participating Nissan retailer for complete details. ©1998-2013 Nissan Canada Inc. and Nissan Financial Services Inc. a division of Nissan Canada Inc.


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It also gets a bump in horses. Included is an all-new direct-injected 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine producing 130 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque.

Kia GT4 Stinger

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HOCKEY VANCOUVER ISLAND JUNIOR LEAGUE North Division Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA Campbell River 39 25 10 2 2 54 180 106 C.V. Glacier Kings 39 24 12 1 2 51 135 126 Nanaimo Buccaneers 40 21 16 2 1 45 142 134 Oceanside Generals 40 6 31 1 2 15 90 181 South Division Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA Victoria Cougars 40 30 8 1 1 62 185 70 Peninsula Panthers 38 23 11 2 2 50 157 120 Westshore Wolves 40 17 15 3 5 42 155 168 Kerry Park Islanders 40 14 20 1 5 34 136 181 Saanich Braves 40 11 27 1 1 24 94 188 Jan. 16 Comox Valley 2 Nanaimo 1, Jan. 18 Comox Valley 7 Saanich 0, Jan. 19 Comox Valley 4 Oceanside 3 OT Jan. 24 Comox Valley @ Campbell River Jan. 25 Campbell River @ Comox Valley 7:30 p.m. SC#1


Glacier Kings Top 10 Player GP G A Pt Duncan Pernal 39 20 26 46 Ali Gotmy 39 18 21 39 Derian Hamilton 37 8 27 35 Liam Shaw 39 15 16 31 Nicholas Tupper 31 4 15 19 Taylor Bowman 35 4 12 16 Jonas Horvath 37 7 7 14 Grant Iles 38 6 8 14 Cody Eliason 33 4 10 14 Taylor Derynck 36 3 8 11


Team RW PT GW Rack-No-Phobia 54 2117 165 Misspent Youth 54 2093 156 Scratch 52 2124 161 Breaking Bad 50 1995 135 Drive By 49 2043 152 Chalk-A-Holics 46 2030 150 Choc-O-Lot 46 2038 144 Classics 46 2016 140 4 Men & A Lady 45 1943 133 Team Cuddles 41 2013 140 Balls In Hand 38 1908 125 Who’s Counting? 38 1802 107 Chalk-N-Awe 36 1886 128 The Breakers 32 1791 106 Chalk One Up! 29 1806 105 Cue-Tease 28 1748 95 Mex Hookers 19 1662 81 Darn Winians 17 1566 81 RW-rounds won; PT-points; GWgames won Player of Year Standings Player GP Pts Ostwald, Werner 48 99.2 Horton, Rob 50 85.5 Caton, Bernie 60 78.7 Douglas, Ron 32 78.4 Ferguson, Brian 56 72.1 Kellog, Jim 28 69.7 Mynott, Kris 20 69.4 Laramee, Bill 56 68.7 Stewart, Wayne 56 68.6 Bishop, Alwyn 59 68.4


Div. 2 Team W L T PT Saanich Fusion 12 1 2 38 Comox Valley 8 2 4 28 Westcastle 8 3 3 27 Cowichan 7 5 3 24 Lakehill 4 7 3 15 Gordon Head 3 6 5 14 Nanaimo 3 7 5 14 Vic West 3 7 4 13 Gorge United 3 8 4 13 Prospect Lake 4 9 1 13 Jan. 19 Gordon Head Blazers 1 (Anthony Porco) Comox Valley United 1 (Clay Fauchon) Jan. 25 Comox Valley United @ Gorge United MID-ISLAND WOMEN

Team W L T PT Mainstream 9 1 3 30 Oceanside 9 1 3 30 Kickers 9 4 1 28 Revolution 7 3 3 23 Shooters 7 6 1 22 Nanaimo 7 5 0 21 Port Alberni 4 8 1 13 Bandits 3 8 1 10 Wheatys 3 10 1 10 River City 1 13 0 3 Jan. 19 Outlaws 2 Revolution 1, Oceanside 5 Nanaimo 1, Bandits 1 Kickers 2, River City 0 Shooters 4, Wheatys 2 Port Alberni 1 Jan. 26 Nanaimo vs. Shooters 12:30 p.m. Elaine Hamilton, Port Alberni vs. Outlaws 12 p.m. ADSS Turf, Oceanside United vs. Kickers 12 p.m. QBCC East, Bandits vs. Wheatys 12 p.m. Willow Point #5, CVUSC Revolution vs. River City FC 2 p.m.

Woodcote Goals Jamie Tillapaugh (Outlaws) 12; Emma Greene (Revolution) 10; Shannon Marshall (Shooters) 9; Carrie Braithwaite (Outlaws) 8 Shutouts Pam Richer (Oceanside) 6; Chelsea Waddel (Revolution) 4; Katherine Ross (Nanaimo), Shona Murray (Outlaws), Mandi Funk (Shooters) 3

score board nel 73 (Lotfi 20) Vanier 49 (Biggins 20) Handsworth 62 (Kharmali 27) Chilliwack 72 (Isaac 37) Eric Hamber 71 (Yi 22) Centennial 47 (Hi 17) Belmont 55 (Scarfe 31) Highland 87 (Tancon 34) Mount Doug 75 (Berabah 16) Vanier 80 (Olsen 18) Wellington 61 (Radelja 23) Handsworth 68 (Kharmali 27) Sentinel 73 (Penrose 19) ISLAND BOYS 4A Poll #7 - Jan. 19 1. Claremont, Victoria 2. Cowichan, Duncan 3. G.P. Vanier, Courtenay 4. Mt. Douglas, Victoria 5. Oak Bay, Victoria 6. Dover Bay, Nanaimo 7. Alberni, Port Alberni 8. Belmont, Victoria 9. Spectrum, Victoria

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2014 Towhee Invitational Jan. 16-18 - G.P. Vanier Standings 1 Sentinel, 2 Handsworth, 3 Vanier, 4 Highland, 5 Wellington, 6 Mount Doug, 7 Belmont, 8 Chilliwack, 9 Centennial, 10 Eric Hamber, 11 Timberline, 12 St. Michaels B Nate Da Silva Award (Outstanding Towhee) Foster Dewitt MVP Nick Tancon, Highland Most Sportsmanlike Team Sentinel First All-Stars Tyler Radelja, Wellington; Joss Biggins, Vanier; Adam Kharmali, Handsworth; Tristan Matthews, Sentinel; Austin Penrose, Sentinel. Second All-Stars Brandon Scarfe, Belmont; Brandon Isaac, Chilliwack; Bryce Olsen, Vanier; Braedon Fitzpatrick, Sentinel; Colton Derycke, Vanier. Game Results Wellington 79 (Radelja 19) St. Michaels B 33 (Chan 11) Sentinel 89 (Mathews 18) Eric Hamber 37 (Wu 15) Chilliwack 66 (Isaac 23) Highland 93 (Tancon 39) Vanier 61 (Biggins 21) Timberline 49 (Oliva 15) St. Michaels B 49 (Nicholson 20) Eric Hamber 71 (Yi 24) Timberline 48 (Stehnke 16) Chiliwack 70 (Isaac 25) Centennial 62 (Hajdarevic 15) Wellington 67 (Radelja 42) Mount Doug 74 (Daudt 20) Sentinel 89 (Penrose 24) Highland 64 (Tancon 26) Handsworth 72 (Kharmali 40) Vanier 69 (Biggins 17, Olsen 17) Belmont 50 (Scarfe 19) Centennial 71 (Vranjes 17) Mount Doug 73 (Hurst 19) Timberline 66 (Catton 23) St. Michaels B 33 (Oliva 11) Belmont 47 (Scarfe 13) Highland 64 (Tancon 23) Wellington 50 (Radelja 25) Senti-

Poll #7 - Jan. 19 1. Mark Isfeld, Courtenay (1) 2. Wellington, Nanaimo (2) 3. Nanaimo District (3) 4. Carihi, Campbell River (4) 5. Edward Milne, Sooke (8) 6. Pacific Christian, Vic. (10) 7. Stelly’s, Saanichton (6) 8. Reynolds, Victoria (5) 9. Ballenas, Parksville (7) 10. Timberline, C.River (9) ISLAND BOYS 2A Poll #7 - Jan. 19 1. SMU, Victoria 2. Lambrick Park, Victoria 3. Brentwood, Mill Bay 4. Gulf Islands, Ganges 5. Shawnigan Lake 6. John Barsby, Nanaimo 7. Highland, Comox 8. Cedar, Nanaimo 9. Kwalikum, Qualicum 10. Woodlands, Nan.

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10-PIN BOWLING CRYSTAL LANES 50+ Seniors Team QTR YTD Hopefuls 72 191 Amigos 65 198.5 Spare Shooters 52 182.5 Limeys 52 176 Class Act 47 172 King Pins 46.5 172.5 Happy Wanderers 44 205 Flyers 34 199 Strikers 31.5 155.5 Quinsam Auto 31 153 Team High Game Score Hopefuls 672 High Game Hcp. Hopefuls 923 High Series Score Hopefuls 1872 High Series Hcp. Hopefuls 2625 Men High Game Score Geoff Bryant 217 High Game Hcp. Geoff

Bryant 261 High Series Score Hogie McCrae 536 High Series Hcp. Al Bersey 678 Ladies High Game Score Sandy McKinlay 186 High Game Hcp. Joan Berkenstock 250 High Series Score Helena Courville 498 High Series Hcp. Joan Berkenstock 700 Tuesday Night Mixed Team QTR YTD EZDUZIT 26 151 The B.U.F.F.S 21 151 Screaming Eagles* 7 145 King Pins* 21 142 U.K. Plus 7 133 Buckin Awesome 17 130 Ryan’s Pizzeria 8 111 *quarter winners Team High Scratch Game Buckin Awesome 795 High Hcp. Game King Pins 1158 High Scratch Series Buckin Awesome 2320 High Hcp. Series EZDUZIT 3205 Individual High Scratch Game Robert Rodgers 216, Michelle Palmer 196 High Hcp. Game Robert Rodgers 250, Michelle Palmer 252 High Scratch Series Robert Rodgers 603, Marian Atkinson 535 High Hcp. Series Robert Rodgers 705, Linda Anderson 690 Congratulations Linda Anderson bowled a 500 Series (522) ... Leanne Brunt bowled a Seniors 145 Game (148) ... Lorna Carlson bowled a Seniors 145 Game (147) ... Michelle Palmer bowled a 500 Series (515) ...

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DARTS C.V. MEN’S ASSOCIATION Team Standings Team Pts Courtenay Legion A 206 Courtenay Legion B 176 Courtenay Legion C 169 Comox Legion C 163 Griffin Pub Flyers 155 Comox Legion B 114 Griffin Pub A 100 Top Ten Player Avg. Bill Durant 61.98 Joe McNeil 59.77 Ernie Linden 57.18

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Thursday, January 23, 2014 Daniel Leaman 56.54 Glen Litchfield 55.91 Mark Wyatt 54.05 John Chequis 53.95 Jack Ethier 53.67 Bill MacPherson 53.19 Nick Doubinin 52.16 Games Won This Week Team W Comox Legion B 6 Comox Legion C 18 Courtenay Legion A 18 Courtenay Legion B 10 Courtenay Legion C bye Griffin Pub 6 Griffin Pub Flyers 14 High Chekout Ernie Linden 116 High Score Bill MacPherson 177 180s Terry Hills 2, Chuck Smith, Jamie Deith, Jack Ethier, Bill MacPherson, Hap Hanson, John Chequis 1

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o far this month I point marker told us have fished under where the boat was. two very different Now all we had to do situations. Two weeks was follow the black ago I ran a picture of line to our destination. me (taken by Dean Travelling in fog Hodgson) breaking over calm waters is a ice on Spider Lake to somewhat exhilarating reach some open water experience. Every few where we would to be minutes Charley would able to fly fish. Last give a couple of toots Wednesday, Charley on his not insignificant Vaughan phoned and fog horn. We knew we suggested were travoutdoors elling over we have Century a look at Shoals trying to when the catch some d e p t h crabs and alph sounder flounder haw indicated off Savary shallow Island. w a t e r Not a bad idea, but I wondered under the boat, but we about the problem of couldn’t see Mitlenatch fog. “Not a worry,” he Island to our north or the navigation buoy on said. Terry Blackwell and the south of our course. I joined Charley in his We trusted the GPS open-centre consul alu- to take us to our desminum boat to enjoy tination. All eyes were some flounder and crab focused on the water in fishing last Wednesday. front of us looking for The picture with this logs or other boats. In column illustrates the a short time the shorefog between us and line of Savary Island our destination. We appeared and we were launched at Salmon at our fishing destinaPoint Marina shortly tion and it helped a lot after 9 a.m. and headed that the fog lifted and out into the fog-covered we could see Lund on Strait of Georgia. It is the mainland. During our trip I approximately eight nautical miles or 12km could not help remiby land measurement niscing about one of our pre-GPS technolto reach Savary. Charley put a dot ogy trips we made in for our launch site the fog. We were fishand another dot on a ing out of Port Hardy small chart showing and our destination Savary Island on the was Taylor Bank which screen of his Lawrence is in Queen Charlotte Gravitational Position Sound. We were runSystem (GPS) and a ning with compasses black line appeared on and relying on depth the screen. Next to the sounders to tell us black line at our end of when were over the the line, a small arrow bank. Somehow we


RUNNING A BOAT into a wall of fog, with 12km to go to get to your destination, is not an unexciting way to spend your time. PHOTO BY RALPH SHAW missed the bank and the next thing we knew we were staring at trees in front of us on the mainland side.

put out six crab traps in what we thought were appropriate locations. We then set up our flounder rods and

Modern navigation systems have ❝ certainly simplified marine travel; but navigating with a compass was also exciting.

Not to worry, we just fished in the waters we were in until the fog lifted and went back to Taylor Bank. Modern navigation systems have certainly simplified marine travel; but navigating with a compass was also exciting. Upon arriving at our destination we proceeded to bait and

started fishing for these little fish that are so tasty. Based on previous experience we started our flounder fishing with an assortment of Berkley Power baits that have served us well in the past. After about two hours of frequent location changes and only a couple of small

flounders (that were released) we decided to change gear and fishing tactics. While the waters we were fishing were not well known to us, we were applying knowledge of habitat these small flat fish seem to like. In general it is sandy or light gravel bottoms at depths varying from 40 to 80 feet. With our gear we changed from bait setups to small jig lures as in Buzz Bombs, Zzingers and Spinnows in a bright green colour. We also made the gear change just as the tide was changing. In a matter of about an hour we caught a dozen small keeper

flounders and released several others too small to keep. Mission for flounder complete – it was time to pull the crab traps. We returned to our traps and proceeded to pull them. The results were disappointing. In the six traps we had three legal Dungeness crabs and that was it. Bat all things considered – a wonderful day on the water. 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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Tony Linnell April 25, 1934 – January 16, 2014 Passed away on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at the Comox Valley Seniors Village. Sadly missed by his wife Suzanne, daughter Nicola Mitchinson (Geoff) and extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life will take place at 1PM on Friday, February 21st at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Comox. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Africa Community Technical Services (ACTS) at 218 Church St., Comox, BC, V9M 2G3 or the Comox Valley Hospice Society at 2137 Comox Ave., Comox, BC, V9M 1P2. Special thanks to the staff on F1 at the Seniors Village for their care and compassion over the past three years.




FEBRUARY 27, 1932 - DECEMBER 29, 2013


AndrÊe Jean Williams (nee Butler) was born on February 27, 1932, in the small community of Errington, British Columbia, to Dorothy Ada Mary Butler and Harold (Bob) Butler. She grew up with two brothers: Robert and Michael. A member of the Beta Sigma Phi and Nu Phi Mu sororities in Courtenay, she was active in theatre and was a central participant in building artistic and creative floats annually for the Courtenay parade. She worked as a bank teller at the Courtenay and Port Alberni branches of the CIBC. AndrÊe first married Bill Lowe in 1955, and then, in 1964, Donald Williams. Their daughter, Meris AndrÊe, was born in 1968, a halfsister to Catherine, Susan, and Allon Williams. A move to Victoria was followed by the purchase of a beautiful hobby farm on the Saanich peninsula that was home for the next 30 years. There, AndrÊe maintained vast vegetable and flower gardens, as well as upwards of 200 chickens. The delicious, brown, free-range eggs she sold in local health food stores and on the stand at the bottom of the driveway were a source of pride, and a delight for the local community. Homemade jams, canned fruits, and pies galore issued from her kitchen during those years. AndrÊe was a voracious reader, an accomplished artist, and held a strong sense of curiosity about herself, relationships, and the world. She was an extraordinarily thoughtful and exact woman, choosing gifts and other expressions of her love carefully and creatively. She was a safe haven for many friends and family over the years. She was a devoted mother. AndrÊe was a gracious hostess, enjoyed dressing smartly, and always had a pot of coffee and a delicious home-baked treat on hand. Her Christmas shortbread was much sought after. Over the last several years, as dementia diminished her capacities, her spark remained strong, even when, in the last weeks, she would communicate mostly with her eyes. AndrÊe died at just after 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 29, utterly surrounded and accompanied by friends, family members, and love during the last days and minutes as she let go. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert (June), and her parents. She is survived by her brother Michael (Anna); brother-in-law David (Pat) and family; daughter Meris (Mike), step-daughters Susan and Cathy (Rick), and step-son Allon (Joanne); grandsons David (Tanya), Jason (Nicole), and Jeff (Iris); great-grandson Austin and great-granddaughters Morgan and Scotia; cousins Michael (Robin) and Diana and their families; nieces Carol, Janet, and Karen, and nephews Kevin, Justin, and Jeremy and their families; dear friends Joan and Judy; and her beloved cat Braveheart. Deepest gratitude is extended to the superb staff at Douglas Care Community who loved and cared for AndrÊe over the last 5 ½ years. AndrÊe chose to be cremated, her ashes spread in a place of special significance to her. A celebration will be held in the Spring of 2014. Those wishing to attend may contact Meris at 604-321-1904. You are loved and missed, AndrÊe.

Arnold Laumen It is with a great sense of loss that we honour the passing of Hubert Arnold Laumen (Arnold) on January 15, 2014 at The Views, St. Joseph’s Hospital. He died peacefully with his daughter at his side. Arnold was born February 1, 1926 in Geleen, Netherlands although he lived most of his childhood in Indonesia where he and his family were eventually interned in concentration camps during the war. After the war he returned to Holland and joined the Merchant Marines as a cook. He had many fond memories of those days travelling the world. In 1960 he and his wife and children immigrated to Canada where he continued his career as a chef. He was the head chef at the Arbutus Hotel in Courtenay for many years and was proud of his reputation for the ‘best prime rib’ on the island. In his retirement he continued to stay active donating many hours of labour to assist in the maintenance of the Kiwanis Village in Courtenay where he also lived. He is survived by his partner, Gunnel and her family, five children, twenty two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. We would also like to mention and thank his long time and dearest friends, Al and Margo Curtis and their family, who loved and supported Arnold in every possible way right until the end. There will not be a memorial at Arnold’s request and in lieu of flowers donations can be given to a charity of personal choice. will be sorely missed and remain in our hearts always.

In Loving Memory of Donna Jean Donovan January 18, 1950 - December 20, 2013 Donna Jean Donovan (Babuik) passed away in Surrey, B.C. at the age of 63. Surrounded by the love of family and friends, Donna passed away peacefully. Donna was born January 18, 1950 to Alex and Nora Babuik of Spirit River, AB. Donna married Michael Donovan, September 6, 1969 in Spirit River. Donna and Mick had many moves around Alberta while Mick was stationed in the R.C.M.P. Later they relocated to Vernon, BC and another move brought them to Comox, BC. Donna worked for the provincial government in Courtenay, BC until her retirement in 2010. She had great care and compassion for others. Donna was a loving mom and wife, full of infinite patience and wisdom. She was an excellent baker, gardener, and seamstress, gave a great haircut and had the most wonderful smile. Donna loved family gatherings, playing cards and Saturday visits with her friends at the Cumberland Legion. She loved to travel and experience new places and customs. Donna was very fortunate to have visited so many places with family and friends. We will all miss these excursions as another trip was always in the works when returning from one. Donna will be missed so very much by her husband Mick, daughters Christine (Darren), Kellie (Kurtis) and grandchildren Connor, Peyton and Liam; three sisters Elaine (Percy) Stefura, Lois (Steve) Bodnar, Gail (Wayne) Heyland, plus many nieces, nephews and brother and sister-in-laws. Donna was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Nora Babuik, and brother, Rick Babuik. Special thanks to all the doctors and staff in the U.S.A. and Surrey, B.C. for the excellent care she received. Celebration of Life Service will be held in the North Vancouver Royal Canadian Legion, 123 W. 15th St. North Vancouver, BC on March 15th, 2014 at 2:00pm.

CHRISTINE HELEN THOM (nee Millard) 1923 ~ 2014

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Chris moved to Vancouver with her family when she was 11. Chris’ interest in art started young and stayed with her thru out her life. She attended Vancouver School of Art in the early 40’s. There she met and later married Ron. Chris is survived by 4 children, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and some very good friends. She had a special bond with each of these souls and for all the people they loved.

Tammy Rae Meldrum It is with great sadness the unexpected passing of Tammy, born January 22, 1959 at Vancouver, BC, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Comox. Survived by husband Dan, children Brandon and Alicia, grandkids Brodie Robertson and Kendra Robertson as well as mother Carol (Eric) Parkinsons and brothers Clayton and Bruce Gardiner. There will be a Wake, in celebration of Tammy’s life held at the Cumberland Hotel, 2714 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, BC on Saturday February 1st, 2014 at 10:00am.

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May 16, 1927- January 14, 2014 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Rennison on January 14th at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Betty was born in Russell, Manitoba and lived on a farm until her father retired in 1938 and they moved to Vancouver. She graduated from Kitsilano High in 1945, Sr. Matric at King Ed in 1946 and Vancouver Normal School in 1947. She taught school at Courtenay Elementary for 2 years (where Thrifty Foods now sits on 6th Street). Betty met Stan at an old time dance in 1947 at the Native Son’s Hall and married at St. Andrew’s Wesley in Vancouver on August 27, 1949. She and Stan raised 3 children on the Rennison Heritage Farm. Survived by her loving husband Stan, of almost 65 years; daughters Wenda and Val (Gerry) and son Larry (Terry); grandchildren Julie, Lisa, Sandra, Bruce, Graeme and Owen and great grandchildren Charlie, Elise, Tyler, Graysen and Carla and several nieces and nephews. Betty was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a lover of flowers, enjoyed gardening and music and dancing. Grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her great joy. Betty was a long time member of St. George’s United Church, Friendship Unit, U.C.W., and Jr. Choir accompanist for 7 years. She was an Evergreen Club member and a former member of Sunnydale Golf Club. Thanks to Dr. Reggler and the wonderful nursing staff at St. Joseph’s. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. George’s United Church memorial fund, 50S-6th St., Courtenay, B.C. V9N lMS or a charity of your choice. A service will take place Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m. at St. George’s United Church in Courtenay. Tea to follow service.









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

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Deadline: Friday January 31, 2014 35 hours per week. Degree in social service field; Child and Youth/Social Work Minimum diploma in human service field Hours can include occasional evening and/or weekend work. Ability to work both independently, part of a team and with Ministry of Children and Family Development The rate of pay is based on agency wage grid. Minimum two years recent experience in child and/or youth work, social work, or a related field is preferred. To Apply: Email Fax (250) 338-2343 or Mail: Comox Valley Family Services Association, 1415 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2K6




NOW HIRING FOR POSITION IN MANAGEMENT for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Courtenay location. Guaranteed $12/hour, 25% profit sharing,paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Phone 1-866472-4339 today for an interview.

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. fax 1-780-986-7051.

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Feller Buncher •Coastal Log Scalers •Grapple Yarder Operators •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Processor Operators •Hand Buckers •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to

WASTE MANAGEMENT ATTENDANTS The CVRD is seeking three waste management attendants to join our team on a casual basis. Full position details and required qualifications are available on our website at: www.comox Applications will be accepted till 3pm January 29, 2014.

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250-898-8887 HOME Repair & Maintenance Service. Interior or Exterior. Call Les for Free Estimate.

MOVING, DOWNSIZING garage sale; Furniture, pottery, pictures, kitchen items, books, bathroom fittings, plus tons more. Sunday, January 26th, 9am-noon. 4079 Carey Plc, Royston




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

PETS PETS 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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY 250-650-1333 SKILLED carpenter. Licensed & certified. Free estimates, Call Doug


WANTED Registered Male yellow LAB as STUD. Will PAY $1,000 or give pick of the litter. Please call 250-850-1132

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES KENMORE RANGE selfcleaning-$100. Washer-$100. Dryer-$50. Take all 3 for $200. 250-339-5530

UNDER $200 BEAUTIFUL MAPLE coffee tables w/glass inserts on top, 2 matching end tables, good cond, $150. (250)338-2238.

For complete details, please go to our website at: and click on “Employment Opportunities�.


HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC (Mainland Coast Forest Operations)

MOVING SALE - MUST SELL Round pine table w/4 chairs & cushions, corner unit (pine), lamps,2 oil filled space heaters, chainsaw w 24� bar, new 4000 watt generator, antique gramma-phone; tall cabinet type, limited edition prints; Doolittle, Bateman,etc. 250-757-2007.

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

We currently have the following openings:




STIFF? SORE? Stressed out? Relax and unwind with Nicole. Comox incalls 7 days/wk. 250-218-0182


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The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of “Seasonal Gardener 1� in the Operations Division. Primary duties and responsibilities relate to the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of sports fields, turf areas, parks, boulevards, walkways, trails, specific garden areas, and irrigation systems, etc. Prepares parks, fields, etc. for public event use, and installs and maintains parks playgrounds and equipment. Cleans washrooms and picks up garbage and litter and carries out other general labour type duties. For complete details, please go to our website at and click on “Employment Opportunities�.




FUR COATS, sz 14: Beautiful white Beaver $350. Hudson’s Seal $200. and Russian Mink $200. Call Lee (250)337-8857 or (250)282-3274.


BOBBSEY TWINS by Laura Lee hope Book Set in good condition 1918 to 1978. Great antique set over 50 plus children’s books - $100. Apartment sized piano $900. Please call 250-792-3929

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


1478 SQ.FT. RANCHER. 6 yrs young. 3bdrm, 2.5bath. Dbl + attached garage, heat pump, 14x40 deck. Bowser/ Deep Bay area. 250-757-8757.

MODULAR HOME 14x66 & prop. Brand new. Privt. In Campbell River. All appl & window coverings. $219,900. 250-287-2769, ask for Tim


REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR Approx. 25 Years Experience 25+ Years Experience E.M.D.R. & Clinical Hypnosis E.M.D.R. & Clinical Hypnosis Relationship counselling, trauma, mental and physical healthand issues, chroniccounselling. pain, addictions. Individual couple

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




SEASONED FIREWOOD full dry cords. Fir $170, mixed Fir/Hem $160. 250-702-3959

The Town of Comox Community Centre invites written applications for the position of a Seasonal Child-Minding Attendant.

We currently have the following openings:

(Northern Vancouver Island)



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. $254,900 2896appledrive Kim: 250-923-6503. Thursday, January 23, 2014 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD B26

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636 NICHOLS RD. To be moved. New shake roof house in good shape. Contact Calvin. 250-202-8621

Renovated 4bd/den 2200sqft. Main-level entry. Full bsmt. RV prkg, room for a shop. New appl., built-in-vac, gas frpl., efficient heat pump. Across from elementary school. Central to all levels of schools. $290,000. 250-203-2288.


910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth

(Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. APARTMENTS 303-1912 Comox Ave 2 Bed 2 Bath 6 Appliances $1200/mth Avail Jan 1st DUPLEX/TOWNHOUSE 1130A 2nd St 3 Bed 1 Bath N/S N/P 4 Appliances $1100/mth Avail immed

CUSTOM BUILT Cedar Mobile Home - 10’ x 36’ plus sunroom & deck, new bath with soaker tub, 4 appliances included. Land NOT for sale. Mobile must be moved from Oyster River. $20,000. Call Don 250-339-7447; or email:

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1 MONTH FREE. Large 2 Bdrm. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! From $750/mo. Call 250-334-4646.

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

2105A Urquhart 2 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1050/mth Avail Jan 1st

MOBILE HOME 1510 Anderton Rd 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1100/mth Avail Jan 1st


1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay


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

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

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. 250-754-1975 or

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

STORAGE RV & BOAT STORAGE Covered & Secure $3.00/ft per month 3 months min. storage • Phone: Courtenay

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

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.




COURTENAYBEAUTIFUL, quiet, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath duplex, 5 appls, F/P, garage. NS/NP. $1175. Email: or call 250897-1467.



COURTENAY. 2-BDRM condo. NS/NP. Ref’s req’d. Feb. 1st. $750./mo. (250)334-8475.



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

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1252-9th St., Courtenay Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suite in a quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Walking distance to schools, bus stops, and downtown. Reasonable rent includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. No pets, two rental references and security deposit required.

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

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667


250-338-5810 or 250-338-3128

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.



1045 Cumberland Road

146 Back Road, Courtenay

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

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

Call 250-338-7449

Call 250-334-9717 to view



VACANCIES 250-871-4427 407A-5th Street

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

BLACK CREEK- 1 bdrm house. March 1. N/S. Laundry facilities incld. Lrg fenced yard. $675/mo + dd. (250)337-8360.

COMOX 3-BDRM Rancher, fenced backyard, near parks /schools/hospital, 1 bath, F/S, W/D, 1100sq.ft. Refs. March 1st. $1125./mo. 250-338-9190

RUTHERFORD MANOR 1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 3 bdrm, 1 bath rancher, 5 appls, fenced yard with sheds, garage, laminate floors, newly renovated, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref, Avail Immed. – $1,250/mth COMOX CLASSIC 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, wood floors, coved ceilings, mountain & partial water views, landscaping incld., Avail Feb 1 - $1,300/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 COURTENAY COTTAGE small 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, would suit single person, yrd area w/garden shed. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $595/mth.

1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay Available immediately 1, 2 & 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 deposit required. To View, Call 250-871-3431

call Donna 250-334-9667 to view

TOWNHOUSES 250-338-2472


900+ sqft 1 & 2 bdrm units in secured entry bldg; master bdrms w/walk-in closets; 2 appl w/on site coin-op laundry & large patio areas; starting from $600 inc. FREE HEAT & HOT WATER; N/S; N/P; Avail. immed. & Feb.1


Spacious 2 bdrm suites in secured entrance bldg, located near Cumberland Hospital & downtown core; incl 2 appls, & on site coin-op laundry; $675/mth. Avail immed. & Feb.1


Upper 2 bdrm condo located in NE Courtenay 4 appl., assigned parking, mix of tenants & owners w/ vested interest in having clean, well maintained, quiet complex. Ideally located near schools, shopping & recreation. N/P permitted. Non-smoking only. Avail. February 1. $750/mth.


Downtown 2 bdrm condos w/ fridge & stove,on site coin-op laundry. Excellent proximity to shopping & Airpark, regular bus routes. N/S. N/P. Rent from $750/mth. Avail. Feb. 1



2 bdrm, 1 bath townhome offers great living space & excellent proximity to all amenities; incls shopping, NIC & rec. 2 bdm, 1 bath,plus storage. Small pet cons. w/ dep. $775/mth. Avail imm.

TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay Attractive 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated – enjoy new appliances, ooring and bathroom ďŹ ttings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit. Call 250-334-9717



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Comox Valley Record Thu, Jan 23, 2014 RENTALS






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. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

GREENBRIER 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.

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave. LARGE ONE BEDROOM bright and spacious. Recent renovation. Very attractive. Quiet, mature adult building. Central Courtenay. Security entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

BERKSHIRE MANOR 825 Harmston Ave. 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.

CEDAR MANOR 463-12th Street A VERY SPECIAL TWO BEDROOM in mature adult building 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 @ 250-3380267.









1981 CHEVROLET 2WD long box on propane. Dual tanks, good mechanical condition, ready to drive. Reg. cab, trailer brake wiring $1500 obo, 250702-6250 canopy available.

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

COMOX- BRIGHT and roomy, newly reno’d 1 bdrm main flr suite in quiet Comox home. Separate entrance, yard and deck. Cozy gas F/P. Laundry, parking, lots of storage. $700 includes utils. $350 damage deposit. (780)962-9491 or

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

CLOSE TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, balcony, res. pkg, N/S, No pets, Avail Mar 1 - $750 TRUMPETER GREENE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb. 1 $975/mth PUNTLEDGE PARK 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath duplex, 5 appls, garage, fenced yrd. Avail. Feb. 1 - $1,300/mth TRUMPETER’S LANDING 2 bdrm/ 2 bath/ 6 appls & 1 bdrm & den/1 1/2 bath/5 appls, balcony, underground pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb. 1 – $1,100 & $900/mth ARRAN HOUSE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, large balcony, hot water incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $725/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR ground flr 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, patio, res. pkg., N/S, cat ok. Avail. Feb. 1 $725/mth BRAND NEW 1 & 2 bdrm suites above commercial, 1 bath, F/S/W/D/micro, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $700 & $850/mth WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, 2 res. pkg spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $750/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, new carpeting, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $695/mth NEWER DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, gas F/P, garage N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,200/mth CRAIGMARK PLACE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, balcony, res. pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $800/mth CRAIGMARK PLACE 1 & 2 bdrm units, 4 appls, balcony/patio, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $650 & $750/mth SOUTHVIEW MANOR nicely updated 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb. 1 $625/mth CLOSE TO SUPERSTORE 1 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 4 appls, patio, storage, res. pkg., N/S, cat ok. Avail. Mar. 1 - $625/mth

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NORTH NANAIMO: Semi-furn private suite. New floors & paint. Shared laundry. FREE hydro & cable. N/S, No Partiers. $850/mo. Move in now; don’t pay rent until Feb. 1st! 250-756-9746.


TRUCKS & VANS Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402


FOUR TIRES & rims, Hankook RW11 I Pike. 2756518. Mounted on Ford Lincoln rims, less than 10K, ice & snow. $800. Call (250)923-5027.

2009 SUZUKI SX4, blue sedan, great condition, 1 owner, 57,000 km. $9,500. Call (250)338-2238.




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2000 FORD F150 4x4 XLT extended cab, auto, 207,000 km, great condition, $6000 obo. Call (250)331-0239.

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

4&--:063 $"3'"45 2001 DODGE Durango. Great shape. V8. 300,000 kms. Asking $3400. Call: 250-830-7219 or email:




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Thursday, January 23, 2014 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

Waves nipped in close match The Comox/Campbell River Waves U15 boys soccer team dropped a close 2-1 decision Sunday when they hosted their rivals Nanaimo Harbour City FC at Pinecrest. The Waves played well, controlling the ball in the midfield. Waves’ Torin Halverson   scored first, beating the Nanaimo keeper. A few minutes later Nanaimo equalized as one of their players broke in and went one-on one with the keeper.

Waves battled hard, shutting down most of Nanaimo’s through balls. In the last minute of the first half Nanaimo scored on a successful rush down the middle,  making it 2-1. The second half saw much action at both ends of the pitch. Waves had  several great chances to tie the game. The best opportunity was on a corner kick but the redirected ball hit the crossbar. – Comox/Campbell River Waves

TORIN HALVERSON OF the Waves takes the ball on the chest during U15 boys soccer action in Campbell River on the weekend.



Holy Communion 10:00 am each Sunday

“Reflections on the Life of the Spirit” – ongoing study circle. All are welcome. ~~~ “The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain that share of the flood of grace which God poureth forth for him.” Bahá’u’lláh

at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC All Welcome Tel: 250-941-0332 Anglican Church in North America 250.702.3041…†250.702.0574

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship


Comox Valley Community Church


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:

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance | 250-339-3966

of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning Pastor Dave Koleba

Val 250-338-7727 (office)

For You!

@ 10:30 am

Faith Family Friends

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

Sundays 10 am

1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221

living hope

real people living

Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group 1105 Pritchard Rd., Comox 250-339-7527


real life


experiencing real change

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

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

compassionate action” 250 Beach Drive, Comox

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“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Celebration

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

Everyone Welcome

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Join us this Sunday

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

We’ve Got Some Space

“Transforming Ourselves and our world through

Bay Community Church

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Sunday, Jan. 26 10:30am

Minister: Rev. Jenn Geddes Tel/Fax 250-339-2882

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance


LUTHERAN Full Gospel Christian Fellowship

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)


11:00 am & 7:00 pm

Comox Recreation 1855 Noel Ave

There is Hope!

“A place for you: John 14:2

2201 Robert Lang Drive

10 am Sunday Worship

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



2946 Kilpatrick Ave. 250-338-1312

(Old Fish and Game Building)


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

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

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

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



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Thursday, January 23, 2014 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

The 23rd World Community Film Festival is ready to roll on Friday, Jan. 31st and Saturday, Feb. 1st.

Opening Night

cover topics including: arts and music, food security, environmental issues, labour, social justice and human rights. These films are guaranteed to entertain, inform, and inspire our audience.

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Sid Williams Theatre - Doors open at 6:30 pm. The festival kicks off Friday at 7:30 pm with the short local film, Project Heart; Honouring Residential School Survivors. Project Heart tells the moving story of an extraordinary Puntledge Elementary School project and ceremony to honour Indian residential school survivors.


The Friday night opening feature is Sweet Dreams. Rwandan women empower themselves by forming the first ever female drumming troupe and by opening an ice cream business. For the women (orphans, widows, wives and children of perpetrators and victims alike) the group has been a place to begin to live again, to build new relationships and to heal the wounds of the past. The drumming,

singing and dancing is pure joy. The film is about healing and resilience. Best Documentary, Festival de Cine Mujer DOC; Audience Award, IDFA * Opening night often sells out, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Social Justice Bazaar Saturday morning, come to the Social Justice Bazaar, in the Upper Florence Filberg Centre, 9:30 am to 4 pm. Community groups will be selling fair trade goods and providing information about many of the issues featured in the films. The Bazaar also offers delicious food for sale throughout the day. Admission to the Bazaar is free.

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4 Film Venues Four film venues run simultaneously from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday. The venues are: Sid Williams Theatre Upper Native Sons Hall Lower Native Sons Hall Florence Filberg Centre (Rotary Room) One of the biggest challenges is deciding which of the great films to see. Seating is “first come, first served”.

Family Program

runs Saturday 12:30 pm to 2 pm in our 5th venue, the Lower Sid Theatre (Fountain area). These short films are appropriate for those 6 – 12 years old but will be enjoyed by all. Free for children 12 and

mount a touring play about Martin Luther King Jr., an impassioned cultural exchange ensues, new friendships are forged and attitudes are altered. We experience the power of art. This is a “must see” film. Audience Award, Mill Valley Film Festival; Top 10 Audience Favourites, Vancouver International Film Festival

Some of the Award winning films

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and Full Frame Film Festival; Jury Award, South By Southwest


Tickets Call Sid Williams Theatre Box Office 250-338-2430 or order online at:

More Than Honey Exquisite cinematography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating and complex world. Best Documentary, German Film Awards; Best Documentary, Santa Barbara Film Festival

(Note: a $2 ticket processing fee will be added to the ticket price)

Festival Pass - $32 low income $17 (limited # available)

Opening Night - $14 low income - $8 (limited # available)

Saturday Pass (includes evening) - $22 low income - $12 (limited # available)

under (accompanied by an adult with a pass).

Inocente A timeless story about the transformative power of art for a 15 year old homeless girl.

Closing Night

Best Short Documentary, 2013 Academy Awards

STAND! A surf and stand-up paddleboard film focused on what is at stake with the proposed Enbridge pipeline. Great cinematography! Best Film, Vancouver Ocean Films

Saturday Youth Pass (under 20) - $3

Sat. Child (12 and under) Free (with adult)

Saturday Eve. - $10

8 pm Saturday in the Sid Williams Theatre - Al Helm; MLK in Palestine. The glorious strains of gospel music wash over the West Bank in this powerful new film. As the Palestinian National Theater and an African-American choir

Trash Dance A choreographer finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen people who pick up our trash. This thoughtful, eloquent documentary asserts that all work matters and has dignity. Audience Awards, Silverdocs

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guns, coal and GMOs

The World Before Her We meet contestants for the Miss India pageant and young girls in a Hindu fundamentalist camp. Complex lives are revealed. Best Canadian Feature, HotDocs


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