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that in her career,” Cox said. “Most musicians that go in that direction, they basically stay in that direction. But she’s also become a huge pop star over the years. “She also has one of the most recognizable voices on the planScott Stanfield et,” he added. Raitt comes by her talents honRecord Staff estly. Doug Cox says he’s finding it Her father, John Raitt, was a increasingly difficult to find a celebrated Broadway singer and female headliner for Vancouver her mother, Marge Goddard, was Island MusicFest. an accomplished pianist and singBut the executive producer of er. She released a self-titled debut the annual gathering in Courte- album in 1971. nay has managed to rustle up one Her 19th recording, Slipstream, of the best in the earned her 10th business — none Grammy for Best other than singer/ Americana Album songwriter Bonin 2012. nie Raitt, a slide Rolling Stone guitarist extraordinamed Raitt one naire whose illusof the 100 greatest trious career has singers of all time. garnered 10 GramShe was inducted my Awards and a into the Hall in Rock and Roll Hall 2000, and received of Fame induction. a lifetime achieve“She’s as good as ment award from it gets,” says Cox, the Americana himself a slide guiMusic Association tarist. “She’s one of in 2012. the real trailblaz“She’s had an ers on the slide extraordinary guitar, and one of career,” Cox said. the biggest inspira- SLIDE GUITAR STAR “Her music comes tions for anybody Bonnie Raitt will be one from a place of who’s a slide play- of the headliners for this truth and of deep, er.” deep roots. There’s year’s event. Raitt, 64, is not many modern among the few women who stud- pop stars that can claim that. ied with some of the great blues “That’s one of the things I players. As a young woman, Cox admire about her so much. The notes, she was a disciple of Mis- depth of her music goes way sissippi Fred McDowell, a pur- beyond most modern pop stars.” veyor of original Delta blues. Raitt will perform Saturday, “She comes from the tradition July 12 at the 20th anniversary of of a serious blues student, and MusicFest, which is already half she’s become so much more than ... see SELLOUT ■ 2

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HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM MOLLY Burton leaves the provincial courthouse in Courtenay after witnessing the 17-year-old who struck her plead guilty. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

A Comox Valley woman who was struck by a vehicle last September and left on the side of the road hopes the teen driver, who entered a guilty plea Thursday, will be able to obey and learn from the discipline he receives. “My hope is that they will give him a driving ban and he will obey it,” 25-year-old Molly Burton said outside the courthouse. “My hope is that while I might not get justice through the court systems that he will walk away from this having learned and grown as a better person and maybe not, this won’t ever happen again.” The teen was accused of driving the vehicle that struck Burton as she walked along Comox (Dyke) Road last September, and then fled the scene. With his lawyer Dale Marshall, the teen entered a guilty plea last week for leaving the scene of an accident causing bodily harm. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named because of the Youth Criminal

Justice Act, dressed in a red shirt Thursday and avoided eye contact with the gallery. Burton suffered critical injuries to her lower right leg and right arm Sept. 11 when she was struck by a vehicle. She lay in nearby brush for several hours until Brody Fullerton, who was on his boat across the water near the Courtenay Airpark, heard her screams for help. Crown and defence lawyers agreed Thursday it would take several weeks to create a pre-sentence report, and will return to court April 10 at 9 a.m. Afterwards, Burton explained she wanted to be present to see the teen for the first time. “It was something I had to do. I won’t really know for awhile whether it helped or not; I have to process it,” she said. “I expected him to have the decency to acknowledge my existence, since he’s the one who put me here. “He’s the reason I was in that courtroom, and he didn’t (acknowledge me) and his parents stood between him and me and my support crew like a

wall and it seemed really cowardly.” Burton’s parents echoed their daughter’s perspective. “All along, from the very first week, Molly’s been saying this has been a life-changer for me, this needs to be a life-changer for Brody who found her, and the driver,” noted Leslie Wells, Molly’s mother. “She’s been maintaining that hope that through all of this (the driver) learns to become a very responsible person. Driving is a huge privilege, and you need to be very responsible in order to handle that privilege. In this case for sure, he’s not been.” Burton remains in her wheelchair and added she has weeks of bone grafting and surgeries ahead. “I’m very much impacted by it every single day. I’m sure he’s got days where he doesn’t even think about it or what he’s done to me. I wake up every single day — it’s my life now. “It’s not just something that’s happened to me, it’s my life and it will be my life forever.”

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Denman parents, students protest staff departures Renee Andor Record Staff

A group of about 60 concerned Denman Island community members protested outside the community’s elementary school Thursday. Although the school remained open for the day, only four of the school’s 34 students were in class, according to protest attendee Carissa Cross, whose two children attend the school. Her concerns are about staff turnover at the school this year, as well as the way information about staffing changes has been communicated to students and parents. “There’s been tons of questions and no answers,” says Cross. “The issue is not only that all of the teachers have left as well as the teacher’s aide, but also the way that they’re handling the information.” Parent Katarina Meglic

adds the mid-year staffing changes have been hard on many of the students. “I think that what has been happening with the drastic changes in the school has been very upsetting for a lot of the children,” she says. “I think that all the methods that we have tried to use to obtain some understanding of the reasons for these changes have been unsuccessful. I know that many of the letters that I have written and many of the inquiries that I have made have gone unanswered. “I think that it was really important for us as a community to show that this is unacceptable, the shutdown of information altogether has been unacceptable.” According to parents, four staff who were at the school in September are not there anymore — including the school’s two full-time teachers, one of whom had taught there for more than

STUDENTS, AND PARENTS, are upset by the unexplained departure of four Denman Island school staff members. PHOTO BY COLBY MACINNIS 20 years. Some parents say they found out the first two staff were leaving when their children got off the school bus crying. My son “did come home crying on the school bus,” says Cross. “It was not presented to parents at all; all the children were taken aside in the library at the end of the day, they made

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the announcement, the teachers cried over what happened and all the students left crying.” Meglic says staffing changes have all happened within the past three months, and parents want an explanation. Comox Valley School District superintendent Sherry Elwood says she cannot

legally comment on the staffing changes. “We are unable to share any information on personnel matters,” Elwood says. “Any working person must be able to expect privacy and confidentiality in matters that connect to employment. We continue to be unable to respond to the parents on Denman for discussions about individual personnel.” Although she can’t speak specifically about Denman, she says staff can leave during the school year for a variety of reasons, such as personal leave, educational leave, medical leave or secondment (take another job in the district). Elwood acknowledges there have been communication issues, and says she met with the Denman Parent Advisory Council last Wednesday to discuss concerns about communication between staff, the district and parents.

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She says the district committed to provide leadership and resources to a school planning council, or similar structure, “which would create increased opportunities for collaboration for parents, staff and the district.” PAC co-chair Keith Porteous says the PAC is pleased with how the meeting went, noting he felt PAC concerns were heard by the district. “We believe that Sherry Elwood and her staff have acted in good faith and everyone is mindful that the followup work will be key in moving all of us forward in support of a healthy learning environment for Denman Island Community School children,” says Porteous. “This is an important first step in strengthening our relationship and a commitment to collaborate with the school community.”

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Lanterns will brighten sky The sky over the Village of Cumberland will be filled with the glow of more then 200 lanterns during the annual Cumberland Heritage Faire and Lunar New Year Celebration. Steeped in the traditions of the Taiwanese culture the Cumberland Lantern Festival will host a variety of events and demonstrations throughout Feb. 15. Festival-goers will enjoy everything from Taiwan Cinema, to celebrating the Year of the Horse, to the telling of fortunes, to tea and dumplings. All of these activities and more are taking place at the Cumberland Recreation Institute from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is by donations with all proceeds going to support future festivals. “Our sponsors have been wonderful but this festival doesn’t happen without the support of the people in our Valley’s communities,” says festival chair Leslie Baird. “They are the reason we are able to continue to do this year after year and

we’re very grateful.” The festival culminates with the dramatically powerful Blessing in the Sky ceremony. Once used as a method of messaging in ancient China, the Sky Lantern has become a popular ritual in many cultures. Wishing friends well, praying for peace on earth or commemorating special occasions are messages often found on the lanterns. Everyone is welcome to visit the Village of Cumberland Recreation Institute and share his or her messages on a Sky Lantern. All lanterns, including the ones collected from LunarFest in Toronto and Vancouver, will be sent off in Cumberland. “We’re very excited about everything the festival has to offer this year,” said Baird. “This will be the largest Sky Lantern launch ever in Canada, and it’s going to be truly magical.” The lanterns will be paraded through the village at 6 p.m. starting at the Village Office on Dunsmuir

and winding their way be treated to a wide to Cumberland’s Vil- variety of performanclage Park for release. es from Polynesian to This event will also Ukrainian, ukuleles to showcase a number barbershop. of outstanding perThe museum will be formers including the open by donation SatKumugwe Dancers urday between 10 and from the K’ómoks First 5 in a joint celebration Nation, Nova Firespun with the Lantern FesPerforming Arts, Shape tival. Take part in the Phillip’s live drum- ‘last minute’ lantern ming and didgeridoo, making at the glass and Dubtecha Stirn jar lantern workshop, musical programming or join the Forgotten and performance. Town of Union guided The day wraps up walking tour. with a dazzling fireThe museum is also works display. the location for the offiSaturday, Feb. 15 cial launch of author also marks the 10th Lynne Bowen’s new anniversary of the book Those Island Peoannual Cumberland ple, which takes place Heritage Faire at the at 4 p.m. Cumberland Cultural For a complete list of Centre from 10 a.m. to everything happening, 3:30 p.m. go to www.cumberlandWhile at the Faire, events.ca. take in a variety of live — Cumberland (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX entertainment. You’ll Museum and Archives

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Ferry consultation called ‘complete waste of time’ Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The Province plans to implement measures to save nearly $19 million in coastal ferry costs this spring. Plans are also in place to reduce the seniors’ discount and to pursue a pilot gaming project. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone says “tough decisions” are necessary to ensure an “affordable, efficient and sustainable” service. Tony Law, Denman-

Hornby representative on the Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs, questions if the measures will address long-term problems. “I think in a couple of years they’re going to be back scratching their heads wondering what to do,” Law said Wednesday when government made public the 2013 B.C. Coastal Ferries Engagement Summary Report. “These measures they’re putting in place are not going to generate a huge amount of money.”

Taxpayers have provided $86.6 million to BC Ferries to 2016 to help reduce pressure on fares, a ministry news release says. The corporation says it’s on track to find $54 million in efficiency improvements to 2016 — which leaves $18.9 million to be saved over the next two years to meet price cap requirements. Reduced service on minor and northern routes will save $14 million. Mid-day sailings could be eliminated on some runs

in favour of retaining early-morning or lateevening sailings. The ministry says more than 3,700 British Columbians participated in public meetings during an engagement process that ended in December. “From our point of view, it was an absolute waste of time because they asked very generalized questions. Each route is different,” Law said. Despite efforts by the FACC and other groups, Comox Valley

Regional District board chair Edwin Grieve feels the Province is focused on the “narrow interest of this quasiprivate corporation” but deaf to the greater impact to Island and Coastal communities. The full extent of impacts that will translate into huge revenue losses to the Province and to local governments will become apparent in coming months, added Grieve, a member of the Coastal Regional District Chairs. “What communities

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SINGER SUE MEDLEY (above) will lead a Comox Valley contingent, including Judy and Bruce Wing, and Brodie Dawson (right) to the Vancouver Island Music Awards presentation in Victoria.

Medley, Dawson performing The host, venue, and performers have been announced for the milestone 10th annual Vancouver Island Music Awards on March 22 in Victoria. The gala will feature the presentation of 10 awards and live performances by 10 nominees, including Comox Valley performers Sue Medley and the Back Road Band, Mary Murphy, Brodie Dawson and Bruce and Judy Wing. Others to perform live are Wil Millar (Irish Rovers), Sam Weber, Balkan Babes, Avia, Tom Lang, Andrea Smith and Dave Cormier. Comox Valley nominees are: Vocal Performance of the Year: High Time – Sue Medley

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Wing Pop/Rock Song of the Year: High Time – Sue Medley Johnny the Radio – Joey Clarkson Lucky Lucky You – Bruce and Judy Wing. The gala will be hosted by 15-year-old award-winning magician Jason Verners, in addition to other cameo co-hosts. The 10th annual VIMAs will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in downtown Victoria. There’s general seating (arrive early if you can). All ages are welcome. Those attending are encouraged to bring a can of food or donation for the Mustard Seed

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Valentine’s Art Show at Crown Isle

Six local artist are joining forces to bring you a wide spectrum of talent and style. Make this Art Show part of your romantic night out Friday, Feb. 14th from 5-9 or bring the whole family Saturday, Feb 15th from 10-8 Featuring the work of: Bev Byerley • Gwen Monnet • Sheryl Sawchuk Debbie Reusch • Melissa March • Margaret Selkirk You’re bound to find something that will leave a lasting impression. CARDS • PRINTS • ORIGINALS & MORE Free Admission

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This year, Thursday Night Jazz at the Avalanche misses Valentine’s Day by just one day, but that’s no excuse to pretend. So treat your sweetheart to an evening of superb big band jazz at the Jazz Club. If you don’t have a sweetheart, then treat yourself to a wonderful evening when the Arrowsmith Big Band returns with a brand new program, their usual big punchy sound, and an array of featured soloists.

Soloists include Dan of Jazz Studies at UVic, Valentine’s Day. So Craven (tenor sax), Ian McDougall. start celebrating a day Greg Bush (trumpet), Mix in some charts ahead with the jazz Connor Stewart (alto originally featured by music lovers at the sax), Paul Suez (trom- the great big bands of Georgia Straight Jazz bone) Dave Stewart Buddy Rich and May- Society. You’ll be glad (trumpet), you did. Claudio FanThis is a If you don’t have a sweettinato (alto special evening; several sax) Julian heart, then treat yourself to a draw prizes T e l f e r - Wa n wonderful evening when the will be award(trombone) ed, including Trevor Hoop- Arrowsmith Big Band returns er (tenor sax) with a brand new program, their two tickets to and Barry usual big punchy sound, and an the March 23 Miller (piano), NightCrawlers’ concert. all of whom array of featured soloists. Of course, if have played at the Avalanche nard Ferguson, and you don’t win, you can before, with this band some vocals featuring still purchase tickets at and other mid-Island guitarist Colin Camp- the club, or Bop City bell, and you have a and Red Carpet. groups. So start feeling During the program, recipe for a swinging romantic, and prepare the band will feature Valentine’s Eve. All that will send yourself for sweetheart a number of performances by star trom- you home in the late of a social night out. bonist and former head evening, all ready for For more information

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V-inspired poetry Haiku contest entries will be read aloud at Grotto

Sarah M Wood (left) and Joanna Finch will perform a selection of romantic and rockin’ songs this Saturday at a mystery location.

Evening with Love Boat feel A local singer, wellknown for her charismatic stage presence and beautiful  voice, Joanna Finch is delighted to welcome award-winning pianist, arranger and composer Sarah M Wood to the Valley. The duo will perform a selection of romantic and rockin’ songs Feb. 15 in three languages.  From Paris to Broadway and Motown to Hometown is a collection of popular songs from the ‘20s to the present that takes the audience on a joy ride to Paris, through the music of Piaf, to South America with Latin classics that highlight Finch’s emotive voice; to Broadway with select show tunes and then to Motown for the soft rock of Sade and Stevie Wonder, and the smooth jazz of Gino Vannelli,

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and Roberta Flack, to mention a few. The duo are both recording artists and will add their originals to the mix.  The evening will be presented in a  lounge setting, with a Love Boat feel, keeping up the mood of Valentine’s Day. There will be room for dancing for those who can’t keep still. A lifetime of playing classical and lounge  piano has rewarded Nanaimo native Wood with

versatility  and familiarity  with  all eras and styles of music, making her a muchsought-after soloist and accompanist. Actor, teacher, improviser and cook, vocalist Finch  has moved in folk, jazz, reggae, classical and pop caravans for about 30 years,  exploring her unlimited voice and adding  flute, percussion, penny whistle  and her famous “cornet” to make her shows uniquely appealing to a broad au-

dience. With the added bonus  of vocal harmonies, Wood-Finch have a very full sound.  Doors open this Saturday at 7:30. Music starts at 8. Tickets are available at Village Muse Books in Cumberland and Bop City in Courtenay. Refreshments will be served. For location, call 250-218-1689, or buy a ticket — the address is on tickets. Find Joanna Finch as Jobird Music on Facebook. — Joanna Finch

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structures into poetic form, Neufeld will be sharing her odes to love while Rader’s love poems are victorious, vandalous and are written in deepwater vee. “Let this be your motto,” he writes. “Love the word not the weirdo.” Arrive early and take advantage of the Grotto’s Valentine food and drink specials. Suggested donation is two toonies.
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In celebration of Eros and Venus and all things lovey-dovey, the Elevate the Arts crew is hosting an evening of V-inspired poetry Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Profess your love in 17 syllables and enter the Haiku contest and a chance to win some luscious prizes. Up to two Haikus may be submitted and must include a V-word. To register for the Haiku contest, e-mail Susan at islandsuem@ gmail.com and bring a copy of your Haiku poems to read at the event this Friday at the Union Street Grotto (477 Fifth St.) in Courtenay.  Featured poets Derek Hanebury, Cornelia Hoogland, Carol

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Road Runners rock at Cobble Hill 10K race Derek Vinge finishes fifth overall at Island Race Series event

The Cobble Hill 10K, the second race of the Frontrunners Island Race Series, took place on Sunday, Jan. 26. There was another big showing, with nearly 600 athletes completing the course. The weather was crisp and clear, and made for a fast day of racing. The overall winner was Masters racer Craig Odermatt with a time of 33:29. He was followed closely by Comox Valley Road Runner Derek Vinge, who finished fifth overall and won his age group with a time of 34:13. Vince Brotherston ran a time 35:13, earning him ninth place overall, third Masters finisher, and winner of his age group. Clay Ward also had another excellent run, finishing in 36:31 and placing second in his age group. He was followed by Mike Bridges, Roger Plamondon, Kevin Park and Les Disher, all of whom placed in the top 10 in their respective age groups and finished under the magical mark of 40:00 for the 10K.

COMOX VALLEY ROAD Runners did well at the Cobble Hill 10K. From left to right: Back row - Roger Plamondon, Clay Ward, George Brose, Kindle Parsons, Marion Bryan, Danny Keyes, Roslyn Smith (front), Louis Lamb, Keith Wakelin, Derek Vinge, Wille Scott, Les Disher, Tom Munro. Front row - Hans Gane, Natalie Ward, Brad Crowe, Mike Bridges, Sequoia Bridges. Keith Wakelin, Danny Keyes and Louis Lamb had fierce races, each finishing in the top 10 in their age groups as well. George Brose also had a great run in his first Island Series race, placing fourth in his category in a time of 52:17. Wille Scott, Hans Gane,

and Tom Munro also had very good races. The female Road Runners also did exceptionally well. They were led in by Marion Bryan, who finished in 43:37 and took third in her age group. Roslyn Smith continues to show that she is in excel-

lent form, winning her age group once again with a time of 46:17. This is also an unconfirmed course record. Close behind was Natalie Ward, who placed seventh in her category. Kindle Parsons had a great run, as did Sequoia Bridges, who broke one hour and placed fourth

in the junior age group. FINISH LINES The CVRR 5K Running Clinic is now on, and runs every Saturday at 9 a.m. … the clinic culminates in the 5K Fun Run on Saturday, March 22 … this event is open to all and the public are encouraged to partici-

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99

Family Pack, 15.41 per kg

per lb

Frozen or Previously Frozen

3

3oz Lobster Tails

Driscoll’s

3

Strawberries 1lb clamshell

99

99 Lindt Lindor

5

Rose Chocolate 120gr

99

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FOOD YOU ADORE AT PRICES YOU’LL LOVE Canadian AA

Fres

4 11.00 per kg

FAMILY PACK

GRADE

New Zealand

AA

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Frenched Rack of Lamb

GRADE

28.63 per kg

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Family Pack, 19.81 per kg

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Tenderloin Grilling Steak

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5.49 per kg

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Canadian AA

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14

99

per lb

2

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49

per lb

Maple Leaf

Prime Chicken Cordons

SELECTED, 650gr AND RECEIVE AN OLYMPIC OLYYMPIC YOGURT YO

Q

3

99 VALUE FREE

points

Mr. M r No Noodles oodl

323gr

5000 Pillsbury

85gr

5000 Dempster’s

Home bakery White Baguette 283gr

3000 Robin Hood

Easy Blend Flour 450gr

5000

Yoplait

Yogurt

12-16x100gr

4

for

Petrelli

99

Extra Virgin or Organic Olive Oil

99

¢

Mrs. Cubbison’s

Petrelli

142gr

Extra Virgin or Non-Filtered, 500ml-1lt

Whole Grain Croutons

Selected, 500ml

3

99

¢

3$ for

5

Yoplait

Source or Yopa Greek Yogurt 500gr or 4x100gr

Olive Oil

5

99

4

99

64-110gr

Toaster Strudel 326gr

10,000

OFFER IS IN EFFECT FEB. 10-16, 2014 O

Cup of Noodles or Noodle Bowl

Instant Noodles

Dempster’s

Home bakery Garlic Bread

284-380gr

I INSTANTLY AT THE CHECKOUT

GREAT PRICES ON LUNCHES MADE EASY

bonus

per lb

Bonus Q-Points

DRAGON’S BLEND CEREAL 225gr

BUY A

Locally Raised BC Poultry

Back Attached Chicken Legs

99

per lb

• Free Run • Grain Fed

Sunrise Farms

33.04 per kg

12

99

49 2

Smoked Ham Shank or Butt Portion

99 n Be

ef

GRADE

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AA

Stip loin Grilling Medallions

Hertel’s

Sirloin Tip Oven Roast

d ia

14

2

99

Yoplait

Tubes, Source or Yoptimal Yogurt 8x60gr or 650gr

2$ FOR

5


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BR ING IT HOME C A NA DA !!! Sunrise Farms

3

Boneless Bo Bonel one ele Center Cut Pork Loin Chop

Bone in Chicken Breast

Family Pack, 6.59 per kg

2 Grimm’s

Smokies

4 99 4 99

450gr

Grimm’s

Bonus Q-Points

Wings, Nuggets & Strips 750gr

10,000

lb

375gr

450gr

Bacon

3

450gr

3

99

99

Island Pride

OFF

1.02kg

Some restrictions Apply. pp y Not to be combined with other offers

All you need is love...and dessert!

3 $5

Chapman’s

for

5

Nestle

99

7-10x13-28gr

2$ for

Chapman’s

Ice Cream Sundae 1lt

3 5

Carnation Hot Chocolate Mix

4

99

Kraft K raaaft ft

Cool Whip 225gr or 1lt

2 $5 for

5 99 9 99

UPSTAIRS INSIDE QUALITY FOODS IN: Comox - Port Alberni - Powell River Qualicum Foods - Courtenay

Q

points

bonus

Molson Excel Patels Entree 0.5% alchohol beer 265ml 6x355ml

2lt

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

3$

Frozen Yogurt or Sorbet

2lt

Kraft

400gr

Chapman’s C h ’

Premium Ice Cream

Per Lb

Prime Rib Burgers

Greeting Cards and Stationery

for

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Pepperoni

%

Quattro Cookies

99

Grimm’s

Wieners

Leclerc 300gr

PER

Olymel

30

Schneiders Country Natural

99

Olymel

Naturally Smoked Sausage 375gr

Family Pack, 8.80 per kg

• Free Run • Grain Fed

7500 5000 Tasty Bite Planters Vegetarian Indian Cuisine Chocolate Covered Almonds 285gr 200gr

5000

SSnowcrest

Frozen Fruit Selected, 600gr

3

Pulo Marinade Redenbachers 350-400ml Original Popcorn 850gr 7500 5000

99

Mr. Noodles Noodle Cup 64gr Rogers

2500 2000

Granulated White Sugar 1kg


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YOU WIN... WITH WORLD-CLASS SAVINGS! • Paradise Island

Ocean’s World Cuisine

Selected, Approx. 400gr

530ml

Authentica Sauce

Cheese

5

99

2$ for

3

99

3

for

Clover Leaf

Solid White Albacore Tuna

2$ for

4$ for

Clover Leaf

Sockeye Salmon

2$ for

Broth

Selected, 900ml

5

540ml

8

3$ for

for

Kraft

Miracle Whip or Mayo

Old Dutch

99

GO

Restaurante Tortilla Chips, Salsa or Dip

Assorted Sizes

for

Campbell’s

Hearty Noodles 55gr

for

Soft Drinks

3$ for

2

10

from QF & Old Dutch!

Quaker

3

5

99

2$ for

Reese

Freindship Heart Chocolates

5

Giant Peanut Butter Heart

60gr

907gr

NEW

YOU ARE

5x200ml

Quaker

Instant Oatmeal Cup 70-75gr

384-400gr

3

100% Juice

3

99

Warm & Crunchy Granola

99

2

99

3$

NEW

for

5

SUCH A SMOOTHIE!

SunRype

Smoothie, Juice or Coconut Water

SunRype

100% Juice

1.36lt

SunRype

100% Pure Juice

3.78lt

1.36lt

141gr

plus applicable fees

Soft Margarine

99

Quaker

Harvest Crunch Granola Cereal

The Big Bag Potato Chips

325-450gr

4

99

Becel

5

99

470-600gr

Old Dutch

Pizza

2

99

1kg

WIN a Team Canada Jersey

Dr. Oetker

Selected, 3lt

Natural 100% Peanut Butter

500ml

plus applicable fees

TEAM CANADA!

Cocktail

Adams

12x355ml

10

Ocean Spray

25¢ TO HEALTH CARE!

Pure Jam, Jelly or Marmalade

270gr

2$ Lindt Lindor

plus applicable fees

2$

2

99

Smucker’s

Canada Dry

12x341ml

5

340-400gr

99

Minute Maid Juice or Nestea Iced Tea

5

99

Alpha-Bits, Sugar Crisp or Honeycomb Cereal

Shreddies Cereal

TM/MC © COC, 2014 The trademarks that appear are the property of the respective trademark owners.

5 10

4$

7 3

Chunky Soup

Gardennay or Everyday Gourmet Soup

Post

540-550gr

2

12x355ml

Campbell’s

Campbell’s

2$ Post

108gr

99

Coca-Cola or Sprite

CAMPBELL’S SOUP!

Campbell’s

375-400gr

for

SHARE IN THE EXCITEMENT!

890ml

5

8

99

WORLDWIDE PARTNERS

540ml

Wild Red Pacific, 213gr

170gr

I

5

99

Beans or Chick Peas

796ml

3$

RECEIVE A FREE RED ROSE! While supplies last.

Premium Chocolate Hearts

200gr

Ground Coffee

368-439gr

Lindt Lindor

Valentine Chocolate Hugs or Kisses

183gr

17

Nabob Coffee Co.

Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal

99

Hershey

Turtles Heart

Primo

Tomatoes

900gr

3

99

Primo

Pasta

Post

200gr

400gr

Primo

Nestle

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5

Canadian Feta Cheese

Ricotta Cheese

Mozzarella Part Skim Cheese

340gr

Paradise Island

Paradise Island

Paradise Island

4

BUY RED ROSE ORANGE PEKOE TEA 144’S

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500ml

5

3$ for

3$ for

5

3$ for

5 99

¢

3

99

3

99

4$ for

5

plus applicable fees

2$ for

5

plus applicable fees

2$ for

5

plus applicable fees

4

99 plus applicable fees


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YOU WIN... WITH WORLD-CLASS SAVINGS! • Paradise Island

Ocean’s World Cuisine

Selected, Approx. 400gr

530ml

Authentica Sauce

Cheese

5

99

2$ for

3

99

3

for

Clover Leaf

Solid White Albacore Tuna

2$ for

4$ for

Clover Leaf

Sockeye Salmon

2$ for

Broth

Selected, 900ml

5

540ml

8

3$ for

for

Kraft

Miracle Whip or Mayo

Old Dutch

99

GO

Restaurante Tortilla Chips, Salsa or Dip

Assorted Sizes

for

Campbell’s

Hearty Noodles 55gr

for

Soft Drinks

3$ for

2

10

from QF & Old Dutch!

Quaker

3

5

99

2$ for

Reese

Freindship Heart Chocolates

5

Giant Peanut Butter Heart

60gr

907gr

NEW

YOU ARE

5x200ml

Quaker

Instant Oatmeal Cup 70-75gr

384-400gr

3

100% Juice

3

99

Warm & Crunchy Granola

99

2

99

3$

NEW

for

5

SUCH A SMOOTHIE!

SunRype

Smoothie, Juice or Coconut Water

SunRype

100% Juice

1.36lt

SunRype

100% Pure Juice

3.78lt

1.36lt

141gr

plus applicable fees

Soft Margarine

99

Quaker

Harvest Crunch Granola Cereal

The Big Bag Potato Chips

325-450gr

4

99

Becel

5

99

470-600gr

Old Dutch

Pizza

2

99

1kg

WIN a Team Canada Jersey

Dr. Oetker

Selected, 3lt

Natural 100% Peanut Butter

500ml

plus applicable fees

TEAM CANADA!

Cocktail

Adams

12x355ml

10

Ocean Spray

25¢ TO HEALTH CARE!

Pure Jam, Jelly or Marmalade

270gr

2$ Lindt Lindor

plus applicable fees

2$

2

99

Smucker’s

Canada Dry

12x341ml

5

340-400gr

99

Minute Maid Juice or Nestea Iced Tea

5

99

Alpha-Bits, Sugar Crisp or Honeycomb Cereal

Shreddies Cereal

TM/MC © COC, 2014 The trademarks that appear are the property of the respective trademark owners.

5 10

4$

7 3

Chunky Soup

Gardennay or Everyday Gourmet Soup

Post

540-550gr

2

12x355ml

Campbell’s

Campbell’s

2$ Post

108gr

99

Coca-Cola or Sprite

CAMPBELL’S SOUP!

Campbell’s

375-400gr

for

SHARE IN THE EXCITEMENT!

890ml

5

8

99

WORLDWIDE PARTNERS

540ml

Wild Red Pacific, 213gr

170gr

I

5

99

Beans or Chick Peas

796ml

3$

RECEIVE A FREE RED ROSE! While supplies last.

Premium Chocolate Hearts

200gr

Ground Coffee

368-439gr

Lindt Lindor

Valentine Chocolate Hugs or Kisses

183gr

17

Nabob Coffee Co.

Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal

99

Hershey

Turtles Heart

Primo

Tomatoes

900gr

3

99

Primo

Pasta

Post

200gr

400gr

Primo

Nestle

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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5

Canadian Feta Cheese

Ricotta Cheese

Mozzarella Part Skim Cheese

340gr

Paradise Island

Paradise Island

Paradise Island

4

BUY RED ROSE ORANGE PEKOE TEA 144’S

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

500ml

5

3$ for

3$ for

5

3$ for

5 99

¢

3

99

3

99

4$ for

5

plus applicable fees

2$ for

5

plus applicable fees

2$ for

5

plus applicable fees

4

99 plus applicable fees


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FOOD YOU ADORE AT PRICES YOU’LL LOVE Sunrise

Roast Turkey Breast

Bonus Q-Points

FRESH DELI SANDWICHES AND WRAPS

1

Vienna

Roast Beef

1

99 per 100gr

Q

1

bonus

Lactantia Butter Stick 125gr

3000 Tropicana Pure Orange Juice 6X236ml

2000 Olympic Sour Cream 250ml

2000 Crest Extra Whitening Toothpaste 2x130ml

2500 Tampax Tampons 20’s

3500 Swiffer Wet Cloths, Refill, Duster Selected Varieties

5000 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner 375ml

5000

per 100gr

Cooked or Smoked Chicken Breast

5,000

points

49

Maple Lodge

Each

San Daniele

Medium

Pastrami Mortadella Sausage

Deli Salad

per 100gr

CHEESE CENTRE

3

1

69 Dofino

Swiss Emmenthal Cheese

Smoked Havarti Cheese Castello

Blue Cheese

49

Grana Padano

per 100gr

1

Parmesan Cheese

2 2 2

49 per 100gr

49

49 PER

100 gr

Creamy Coleslaw Fruit Potato & Egg Broccoli & Grape

$

69 per 100gr

CHINESE FOOD

5

Available at Select Stores

Large

Medium

Chicken with Chow Mein Black Bean Sauce 16 Piece

9

per 100gr

25

99 per 100gr

SEAFOOD CENTRE

.........................................................................................

Deep Fried Prawns

.......................................................................................................................................

695 895

Small

Honey Garlic Wings

..................................................................................................................................................

495

Janes

Breaded Fish

14/16oz

Atlantic Fully Cooked Lobster

Selected, 580-615gr

12

99

Fresh

Hand Peeled Shrimp

2

Continental

Black Forest or Old Fashioned Ham

99 per 100gr

Frozen or Previously Frozen

East Coast Colossal Scallops

Fresh

3

Ahi Tuna

99 per 100gr

8 3

99

99 per 100gr


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French F h Br Bread re ead

Calabrese Buns

2

2$

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for

Assorted Cupcakes

Mini Danish

Hot Cross Buns

3

6 Pack

Bonus Q-Points Q-Points Bonus

2

49 2

99

6 Pack

BAKERY

In Store Made

Strawberry Cheesecake

12

In Store Made

Silver Hills

Vanilla Slice

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40’s

Starbucks

599

4

8x28gr

for

5

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Chocolate Wafers

99

Roasted

Cashews From India Salted or Unsalted

1

49

500gr

2 2

Citrus Breeze, 25’s

99 4

3$ for

Healthy Choice

Pasta Sauce 700ml

99 Lysol

¢

per 100gr

Organic Pasta

Onion Rings, Fries or Potato Wedges 340-567gr

E ach

Rummo

Action Pacs

Facial Tissue or Tiger Towels

for

99

Alexia

99

Royale 6’s

BULK

2$6

Selected, 907gr

Hot Cocoa Mix

HOUSEHOLD 12-24’s

2$6

99

Ridgways

Bathroom Tissue

Oroweat Bread

6 Pack

Selected 430-615gr

Rice

12’s

2

99

Lil Sprout 10 Pack Cookies

680gr

Lundberg

Organic Single Serve Coffee

Organically O rg i allly Grown G Tea

Royale

5

Onecoffee

99

In store baked

Bread

2$

99

3

2$ for

5

4

per 100gr

Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Chocolate Almonds 60% Dark, 300gr

3

99

Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Cranberry Trio 400gr

Disinfecting Wipes 70’s

99 2

4

99


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3

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Navel Oranges 4lb bag California “Andy Boy”

4lb bag

Green or Red Leaf Lettuce

99 2

Peru “Premium”

Red Globes Grapes 6.59 per kg

Washington Grown

Jumbo Red or White Onions 2.16 per kg

98

¢

¢ Extra Large

Fresh Green Beans 4.39 per kg

Cello Wrapped California “Dole”

1

2.84 per kg

29

Jumbo Ruby Grapefruit

per lb

MON.

10

15

9

99

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TUES.

WED.

THUR.

FRI.

SAT.

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11

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Organic Bunched Green Onions

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BC “Fancy”

Organic Spartan Apples

BC Grown

Organic Russett Potatoes

1

2 $ 69 for

4

3$

ORGA NIC ORGANI Mexican Grown C

99

per lb

Florida “Indian River”

for

6” Jasmine Hoop

99

Cauliflower

per lb

Two Heart Cermaic Pot with 4” Flowering Plant

1

Mexican “Premium”

99 per lb

99

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defenceman Kevin Bieksa said in December, when the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic’s arena was unveiled. “Most of us grew up learning how to skate outdoors. We’ve been watching these games for a few years now and chomping at the bit hoping we could get into one.” Kevin Bieksa got his wish. Will you, too? Submit your entry before Friday, Feb. 21.

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where mom and dad (adults) pay $25 while two or three kids (8 to 17 years) are free. “Sign up early as space is limited,” Watkins said. The season starts April 3 at 6 p.m. For more information, phone 250-3362148 or 250-338-8941. – Comox Valley Horseshoe Club

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On the heels of a fifth-place regular season finish in the Island League PeeWee Division 1, the Courtenay Mazda Chiefs entered into the playoff round this month. The format is a series of round-robin games for the five Tier 1 teams, from which the top two teams will play a three-game final series. The Chiefs commenced round-robin play on Saturday, Feb. 1 by hosting the Cowichan Valley Capitals, who were undefeated in league play during the regular season.  The Chiefs played a strong first period, scoring the opening goal to take a 1-0 lead. However, the talented Cowichan Valley squad soon found their legs and began to take control of the game with a strong puck-possession style of play coupled with a power play that made the Chiefs pay for taking penalties.  By the mid-game ice-clean, the Chiefs were down 4-1. The Chiefs battled hard in the second half of the contest but were unable to come back, falling 7-3. A second game at Victoria’s Racquet Club followed on Sunday, Feb. 2.  The Chiefs had several close games with the Kings during exhibition and league play, winning some and losing others. This game was no different. Playing two forwards short due to injury, the Chiefs were in for a big

challenge and responded well.  Centre Gabe Schovanek potted a hat trick, including converting a first period shorthanded two-on-one. He scored the game winner with less than five minutes to go in the third period following an effective forecheck by Matt Teasdale that created a turnover in the Kings’ end, allowing Schovanek to whip a wrist shot just under the cross bar.  With solid defensive play backstopped by great goaltending from Mat-

tias Smith, the Chiefs held on for a 3-2 victory. Round-robin playoff action continued last weekend, with a home game against Juan de Fuca on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 12:15 p.m. at Comox Valley Sports Centre #1 followed by an away game in Nanaimo on Sunday, Feb. 9. “Come out and support your Courtenay Mazda PeeWee Chiefs,” a team spokesperson said. – Courtenay Mazda PeeWee Chiefs “One call, and we’ll do it all”

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David Thomas Elliott Dave was born in London, Ont. Dec. 12, 1956. Passed away suddenly January 30, 2014. Dave is survived by his two daughters, Melissa and Anita Elliott, and four grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his parents, Tom and Pat, siblings, Donna, Barb, Mike, Patrick, Danny and Leah. Celebration of Life for Dave was held on February 8th, 2014, Denman Island Hall. Dave will be truly missed by all.

Lois slipped away at home on Sat. 25 Jan., leaving behind her husband Art, children, Jeffrey (Beth) grandchildren Kate and Zach in Kamloops and Shelley (Matthew) grandchildren Mary and Seamus in North Vanc. and Sister-in Law Carol Armstrong of Belleville, Ont. She was predeceased by her parents Sam & Evylena Armstrong, brother Vernon and sister-in-law Joyce of Cherry Valley Ontario and brother Floyd of Belleville Ont. Lois grew up in Cherry Valley, Ontario. It was a small village and when school started in the fall, she was the only child in the village not going. She was allowed to sit and be quiet in the 2 room school for two years before she was allowed to enroll. Of course by this time she had absorbed most everything and was about 2 years ahead. She left the High School in Picton where she was taking a business course as she thought she was wasting her time and enrolled in Ontario Business College. She graduated from there and found work easily moving up in her career and finally ended up working for Ontario Hydro. She married her high school sweetheart, Art Morgan, in 1959. He had joined the RCAF and they moved to CFB St Hubert, across the river from Montreal, where she found employment as a civilian secretary. Their son Jeff was born there shortly before Art was transferred to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, where daughter Shelley was born. Their final Transfer was to CFB Comox in 1965. Art left the RCAF in spring of 1968 and they purchased Happy’s Sporting Goods in Courtenay which they operated for almost 20 years. Her early education proved fortuitous as she became the money manager of both their business and personal life. Lois was easy to talk to and made many friends during the following years. Her laugh was honest, often & infectious. Her children were the focus of her life and she participated in everything they became involved in. She played ladies softball, drove her daughter to uncounted swim meets, and skied. She loved a good joke, a bit of gossip, good movies & hockey. When the children left home for school in the city, she became an ardent fisherman and traveled with Art to many Island hotspots. In 1984 she survived a cerebral hemorrhage and four years later her and Art sold Happy’s and retired. She remained a happy person for the next 25 years, enjoying wintering in AZ, dining out, traveling and doing puzzles. Last year she was diagnosed with cancer of a nature that could not be treated. She remained in her beloved home until the end, with her family providing care and support. Hers was a personality which could never be duplicated. Her many friends will miss her greatly and her family so much more. The family would like to thank Dr. Wiens and Dr. Winter for their constant & compassionate attention to Lois’ care. The dedication of the South Team Homecare and Nurses to Lois’ comfort was exemplary and indispensable. Celebration of Life to take place at Piercy’s Funeral Home on Saturday 15 Feb. 3PM.

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Dorval K. Fredrickson (Fred) 06 Nov., 1937 ~ 22 Jan., 2014 Fred was an amazing man. Never one to sit still for long, he loved to build things from wood (even better if it was reclaimed wood) or work in his gardens. He was always there for his family or friends if they needed anything built or fixed. We believe he was happiest when he was up to his ears in sawdust. Fred also loved curling and his passion took him across Canada as well as throughout Europe. He coached curling to many school kids in Fredericton, N.B. and was named Coach of the Year in 1994 and was presented with a plaque for coaching excellence in the sport of curling from the province of New Brunswick. Fred was also and avid camper and fisherman. He could be found getting into all kinds of silliness with his wife and friends on their many camping adventures. He is deeply missed by his wife Fran, his daughter Roberta, son David, grandson Damian and his many friends. There is no doubt he touched many lives for the better. While we mourn his passing we celebrate his life and feel his presence with us daily. According to his wishes there will be no service. A Celebration of Life will be held in May. If desired donation can be made to the BC Cancer Society.

James Aitcheson October 1, 1929–February 2, 2014 James Andrew Stephen Aitcheson age 84 years, died in peace at home on February 2 with Marion, his wife of 30 years at his side after a long, courageous battle with his illness. Jim and Marion came to the Comox Valley in 2004 and enjoyed a long, happy, outdoor life traveling with Marion as often as he could. Jim is survived by his wife Marion and 4 sons Paul (Jane), Jimmy (Sheryl), Mark, Grant (Karen) and daughter Gillian. They have 4 beautiful granddaughters; Kailey, Marina, Tara and Jennifer brother David (Aileen) and many nieces, nephews and close family. Jim has left a big hole in our hearts that we will fill with loving and happy memories. The family would like to thank Dr. Howard for everything he did to help Jim through all his years of illness, also VIHA for all their help, Art at the Lion’s club and also all Marion’s friends for their love and support.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of William “Bill� Frazer on February 3, 2014 at Cumberland Lodge, Cumberland, B.C. Bill was born in Toronto, ON on May 8, 1923. A devoted husband to Marjorie and father to Maureen (Bruce), Alana (Jim), Tania (Willie) and Shaun (Pamela). Dad was also a proud grandfather of Manus (Maryann), Dayrdrai (Sean), Adam (Kristina), Simon, Morgan (Crystal), Michael, Mark and Chris and great grandfather to Bronwen, Aoiffe, Oliver, Storm and Sydney. Bill was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Combat Engineers) during the second world war and saw action on the continent, contributing to the support and success of the D-Day invasion at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. His love for life and engaging personality left many people he met with a lasting impression. Dad’s passion was spending time with his family and kicking up his heels on the dance floor. Bill was predeceased by his father, Harry and mother, Jane and many of his brothers and sisters. Bill is survived by his sister, Sue. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects and to share stories about Bill on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:00pm at Piercy’s Mt. Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Ave, Courtenay. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Society, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Quatsino First Nation is located at the northern end of Vancouver Island, 13 kilometers south-west of Port Hardy, B.C. Due to impacts of natural resources management policies implemented by both the federal and provincial governments, we have established a Lands and Resources department. The management of the ďŹ sheries resource will be an integral part, and managed in a manner that is more consistent with Quatsino values and principles.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

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HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

HOUSES FOR SALE

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

ELECTRIC HANDICAP lift chair with massage feature, light beige, like new hardly used. Asking $1300. Call (250)339-3766.

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

LEGAL SERVICES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

HITACHI 2-TON electric hoist $1500.obo. Inglis programmable stove $350.obo. Frigidaire 16.5 cu.ft. fridge w/freezer $200.obo Kenwood over/under w/d $250.obo. All white. Wood stove + two pipes $450. 250-890-1071

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES BUSINESS SERVICES

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

GARDENING

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

“YOUR Apartment, Condo and Townhouse Rental Experts�

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MOVING SALE - MUST SELL Round pine table w/4 chairs & cushions, corner unit (pine), lamps,2 oil filled space heaters, new 4000 watt generator, antique gramma-phone; tall cabinet type. Antique oak cabinet 44�w x 18�d. Misc lamps, mirrors etc. Call 250-757-2007

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: dvbarr@telus.net

SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

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STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!� 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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APARTMENT/CONDO 1 MONTH FREE. Studio & 2 Bdrm. Free heat. Elevator. Great location! From $535/mo. 250-334-4646. COURTENAY- 1 bdrm condo, close to Super Store, Costco & College. $595. Avail Mar 1. Call (250)338-2656. WOW TOP floor home in funky Tintown. 1200 sq ft. 2 br, 2 bath, ensuite has soaker tub. A/C, open living, huge kitchen, hardwood floor, lg partly covered deck. N/P, N/S. Ref. $1400/mth. 250-650-1950.

HOMES FOR RENT

PARK PLACE

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

1015 Cumberland Rd., Courtenay TWO BEDROOM SUITE available in wellrespected, 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.

Spacious 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. For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

250-334-9717

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR

ANDERTON ARMS

200 Back Road, Courtenay

426 Anderton Ave, Courtenay

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

Cozy 1 Bdrm. in a great location! Overlooks Puntledge River and Lewis Park. Short walk to downtown. 2 rental references required. Sorry no pets.

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

Call 250-334-9717

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENTS 1252-9th St., Courtenay

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Spacious 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.

APARTMENT/CONDOS

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

CONDOS VICTORIA 2 BDRM CONDO 1380 sq ft. Quiet 55+ bldg near Hillside Mall & Jubilee Hospital. No-step entry. $195,000. Call Claire 1-250858-6775.

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

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FURNITURE

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

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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. Immed. - $1,300/mth BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT HOME 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, hot tub, sauna, 2 decks, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Immed. $1,700/mth PUNTLEDGE PARK 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 6 appls, gas F/P, woodstove, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Mar. 1 $1,250/mth BLACK CREEK- 1 bdrm house. March 1. N/S. Laundry facilities incld. Lrg fenced yard. $675/mo + dd. (250)337-8360.

REDUCED! 2896 APPLE DR. Located in the heart of Willow Point. This 1478 sqft rancher offers 4bdrms, 2bths, newer kitchen, roof and flooring. Private fenced yard, RV parking. $249 000. Kim: 250-923-6503. http://sites.google.com/site/ 2896appledrive

WILLOW POINT: Semi ocean front 3 bdrm full basement family home. Avail. Mar. 1. $1300/mo. N/S. Pets nego. Natural gas heat/fireplace, 5 appl’s. Brad (250)935-6606.

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ROXTON MAPLE dinning room set; round table with 2 leaves, 4 chairs with glass door hutch on buffet. Excellent condition. Asking $900. Call (250)722-3204.

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

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123 Back Road, Courtenay

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Features 5 appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, blinds, gas fireplaces - gas included in rent. Low hydro. Children welcome. Quiet, well-maintained 2 bedroom condos. Ideal location, walking distance to Superstore and North Island College. No pets.

BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 1 & 2 bedroom condos available close to downtown. 2 bedroom unit features 1.5 baths. This quiet, well maintained building suits mature adults. Bus stop is conveniently located out front. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

Call 250-703-2570

Call 250-334-9717 to view

RUTHERFORD MANOR

ST. BRELADES

1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

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.

call Donna 250-334-9667 to view

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

PACIFIC COURT 1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay Available immediately 1 bedroom available 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

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

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HOMES FOR RENT

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CONDOS / SUITES / APARTMENTS CHERRY WOOD MANOR 900+ sqft 1 bdrm units in secured entry bldg; masterbdrms w/walk-in closets; 2 appl w/on site laundry & large patio areas; starting from $625 inc. FREE HEAT &HOT WATER; N/S; N/P; Immed. poss. avail. ULVERSTON MANOR Spacious 2 bdrm suite in secured entrance bldg, located near Cumberland Hospital & downtown core; incl 2 appls, & on site coin-op laundry; $675/mth. Imm. possession avail.

TOWNHOUSES / DUPLEXES

PINE PLACE Fresh & bright 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.

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.

BRANDYWINE 675 Cumberland Rd. LUXURY TWO BEDROOM CONDO. Very spacious corner suite. Unique floor plan. Nicely appointed with in suite washer/dryer, full sized appliances. Very well maintained, mature adult building. Security entry. One of Courtenay’s finest. Three blocks from downtown. No pets. Call David @ 250-338-0267 or John @ 250-703-2264.

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 deck. In suite storage. Security entry. Quiet, well maintained mature adult building. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

FAIRMONT 432-11th Street A VERY SPECIAL TWO BEDROOM in mature adult building three blocks from downtown. Fresh, recent renovation. All new appliances. Unique, bright corner layout. Security entry. Large private deck. This is a very attractive and unique suite. Call David @ 250338-0267 or John @ 250-703-2264.

(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.

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TOWNHOUSES 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.

303-1912 Comox Ave 2 Bed 2 Bath 6 Appliances $1200/mth Avail Jan 1st

1130A 2nd St 3 Bed 1 Bath N/S N/P 4 Appliances $1000/mth Avail immed 2105A Urquhart 2 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1050/mth Avail Jan 1st 7-158 Back Rd 2 Bed 2 Bath N/S N/P 4 Appliances $775/mth Avail Jan 1st 8-1720 13th St 2 Bed 1 Bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $775/mth Avail Feb 1st HOUSES 1905 Coleman Rd 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1300/mth Avail Nov 15th MOBILE HOME 1510 Anderton Rd 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1100/mth Avail Jan 1st

OFFICE/RETAIL 910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth Prime space available 1,825 sq. ft. available now. Street level. Excellent downtown location near Court House. On a highly visible site. Modern, well maintained professional building. Air conditioned. Ample parking. Suitable for retail or office. One of the finest professional buildings in the Comox Valley. For details phone 339-1222 or 339-0490 RETAIL/SHOP space for rent 1100 sq ft Tintown, corner locale roll up garage door $1200/mth. 250-650-1950.

RECREATION

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

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

FUN • EXERCISE & FRESH AIR

1989 BUICK Lesabre. Good 3.8 engine, newer battery, 4 good tires. $1000 O.B.O. For more information please call 250-339-3512

APARTMENTS

Duplex/Townhouse

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NORTH NANAIMO: 1bdrm private suite. New floors & paint. Shared laundry. Secure, covered parking. FREE cable. N/S, No Partiers. $800/mo. 250-756-9746.

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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PUNTLEDGE PARK 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath duplex, 5 appls, garage, fenced yrd. Avail. Immed. - $1,300/mth ARRAN HOUSE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, large balcony, hot water incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $675/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR ground flr 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, patio, res. pkg., N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed. $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 WALK TO PUNTLEDGE PARK, 2 bdrm & den duplex, 1.5 bath, 6 appls, fenced back yard w/shed, N/S, Small pet neg. w/refs., family rm, close to park. Avail. Mar 1 - $1,175/mth PARKSIDE 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, undergrd pkg, balcony overlooking the river, hardwood floors, N/S, No pets, Avail Mar 1 $1,200/mth WALK TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg. N/S, No pets. Avail. Mar. 1 - $850/mth TRUMPETER’S LANDING 2 bdrm & den and 1 bdrm & den units avail. 1 1/2 bath, 6 appls, balcony, underground pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Mar. 1 - $900, $925 & $1,200/mth ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, F & S, coin laundry, basic cable incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $725/mth. Call Res. Mgr. 250-334-8602. COURTENAY LOW Income Housing Society is seeking to refresh its applicant lists for future 3 bdrm vacancies in Courtenay. If you have a gross annual house income below $36,000, your application could be considered for units as they become available. Please note, we use The Housing Registry to fill all rent - geared - to - income units. For more information on eligibility and to apply to the registry, please call 1-800-2577756 or visit www.bchousing. org. If you would like further information about our buildings in Courtenay call 250-3343340.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

WELL APPOINTED 2005 slick sided 18 ft Weekender Trailer. Could sleep a very cozy 7. Good value for $5,000. Call 250-890-3355.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2005 PT CRUISER Gold. Like new. Lots of speed. Automatic. Have car history. $5500. 250-202-1297

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250-338-0725 1991 FORD AEROSTAR V6 3.0 L, For Sale, New Heater Core, New Water Pump, New Housing Gasket, New Muffler 1200 OBO. Call 250-337-8169

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Executive coach to reveal secrets of success For years, the world’s most innovative organizations have used executive coaching to enhance organizational effectiveness, increase profits/productivity, foster staff engagement/interpersonal communication, and successfully realize vision, aspirations and goals. Local professionals will have the opportunity to discover what the Fortune 500 set have known all along – how proven coaching techniques can take organizations from mere success to thriving excellence. On March 7, executive coach and licensed facilitator Mary Crowley will present an interactive workshop entitled Coaching Out of the Box at North Island College. The full-day workshop is designed for leaders, business owners, managers, board members and anyone who wants to discover and maximize their professional/personal potential. “Coaching Out of

tact the college at 250334-5000. Crowley can be

Community Information Session

MARY CROWLEY, RIGHT, shows fellow professional coach Jeanie Paterson resources to complement upcoming workshops at NIC. the Box incorporates foundational coaching skills as a tool for achieving top performance from both yourself and those around you,” says the Comox Valley-based Crowley. “Coaching is one of the most effective ways to deal more creatively and effectively with business or personal

challenges. As a tool it supports people to find solutions, take action and move forward.” The workshop will focus on the 5/5/5 framework model that involves five core coaching skills, a fivestep coaching process and five guiding principles that support effective coaching.

“Coaching is about enhancing communication, building trust, leveraging strengths and achieving results that foster engagement, empowerment and overall effectiveness,” says Crowley. “If you feel like you or your organization has reached a plateau, or you want to

attract more momentum and success in life, then using a coaching approach can effectively assist you in getting there.” The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will include a take-away workbook and other resources. Register early as space is limited. Con-

whether you will struggle or succeed in your career. As both a feng shui consultant and a marketing professional, Terri Perrin has a unique perspective on how to build your home-based, small or big business. As the February keynote speaker, Perrin will explain the basic principles of feng shui,

a 4,000-year-old tradition of recognizing how the energy of objects around you affect your life. She will provide insight into the best arrangement of office furniture and store fixtures for putting you ‘in command’ of your future. Most importantly, she will teach how to set powerful intentions for positive change,

increased prosperity, and a higher level of professionalism. Doors open at 5:30

p.m. for networking with dinner at 6:15.   RSVP by 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Build your business with intention Join the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network Thursday at the Best Western to learn how the powers of feng shui can improve your business.  The position of your desk in your office, the amount of clutter in your workspace and, most importantly, your  attitude  about your job (and life in general) all influence RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

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Investment Trusts Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners Morgard Real Estate Inv. Tr. Cdn. Real Estate Inv. Tr. Riocan Investment Tr.

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NOTICE OF PARCEL TAX ROLL REVIEW PANEL Black Creek/Oyster Bay Water Local Service Area - 771 Black Creek/Oyster Bay Water Local Service Area - 772 Comox Valley Water Local Service Area Courtenay Flats Drainage Denman Island Water Local Service Area England Road Water Local Service Area Greaves Crescent Water Local Service Area Jackson Drive Sewer Service Marsden/Camco Water Local Service Area Royston Water Service Baynes Sound, Electoral Areas, ‘B’ and ‘C’ Parks and Greenways Service The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has prepared the 2014 parcel tax assessment roll as required by Section 202 of the Community Charter. Owners of properties located in the above service areas may view the roll after February 10, 2014 at the CVRD office in Courtenay during regular office hours or on the website at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/parceltax. The parcel tax roll review panel will meet to hear requests that the roll be amended on February 26, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in the CVRD boardroom (550B Comox Road, Courtenay, B.C.). A request must be in writing in accordance with criteria specified on CVRD website to be considered by the panel and received at the CVRD main office at least 48 hours prior to the sitting of the parcel tax roll review panel. Enquiries can be made by calling Eleni Hibberd, financial accounting technician at 250-334 6033. Beth Dunlop, Collector Comox Valley Regional District 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 3P6

The North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP) is hosting a community information session to provide an update on the new $334 million, 153-bed Comox Valley hospital slated for completion in late 2017. Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Stan Hagen Theatre Komoux Hall (K104) North Island College 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC The meeting will start with a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session related to the procurement, design and construction of the new facility. The NIHP team will be on hand to answer questions and gather input. For more information visit the new NIHP website at: nihp.viha.ca


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

Not everyone drinks responsibly

Big changes are afoot in the administration of liquor in this province. And while most of the changes mark a shift toward treating adults as adults, among those who choose to drink, not everyone exhibits adult behaviour where the consumption of alcohol is concerned. Part of the proposed changes include eliminating beer gardens, the penned-off areas at public events that separate “family” areas from those where carded adults may purchase and drink alcohol. On the surface, the idea of allowing people who may be attending events with underage family members to enjoy their beverages as a family makes sense. We’d like to think that people who take their young relatives to an event aren’t going to over-consume alcohol in their presence. But the potential for problems doesn’t lie with the majority of people who will obey the law, behave themselves and ensure that only adults in their group partake in alcoholic beverages. It’s with the small minority who choose to flout the rules, get drunk and obnoxious in a “family” area and perhaps worse, buy alcohol for underage drinkers. Promoters of music festivals and other similar large-crowd events have applauded the proposed changes, saying they will bring B.C. into the 21st century when it comes to treating people with respect and allowing them to make the right choices. But what about festival-goers who don’t make the right choices? Attendees will need to be watched closely as new rules are phased in. Based on past experience, we expect the province to shift that task onto liquor licensees, in this case, the people who stage community events. Will those organizations, many of which operate largely on a volunteer basis, have the resources or the expertise to take on the role of ensuring liquor doesn’t fall into the hands of minors? Local organizers have shown they can manage the task under the old system. What’s clear is these issues will need to be addressed before the province puts pen to paper and creates new regulations. Black Press Record Question of the Week This week: Forty-three per cent of respondents so far say the B.C. government should appeal a recent court ruling about education. Do you have any thoughts? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote on the mainpage. For the second straight year, Helen Austin of the Comox Valley is nominated for a Juno Award, for Children’s Album of the Year.

New liquor laws soon to take effect in B.C. might include reducing the revenue of some small businesses, threatening their viability.

Fog and trees disrupting flights

Dear editor, With respect to the recent letters regarding delays and cancellations at the Comox Valley Airport, I would like to provide a few comments from the perspective of the Airport Commission. First and foremost, I completely understand the frustration of Carol Arnold, Win Hunter and anyone else whose travel has been disrupted. Aside from dealing with passengers here in the terminal, my own family, as well as the families of many airport employees, have been similarly affected. Whether travelling for a vacation, a business trip, commuting to work or attending an important family function, residents depend on this airport to get them to where they need to go.  While the frustration over this issue is palpable, it is important to clarify that not all cancellations and diversions at YQQ are the result of property owners objecting to having their trees trimmed. About two-thirds of the cancellations and diversions are simply due to fog. Like any coastal airport, YQQ experiences a certain number of days when dense fog makes normal flight operations impossible. The last week of January was a case in point, and we were in good company with airports like Victoria and Vancouver. No doubt your readers experienced the same phenomenon as a pilot does on approach — driving down Ryan Road in clear blue sunshine, only to hit the top of the fog at about 200 to 300 feet above the airport, and all one can see is bright, white fog. About one-third of the cancellations and diversions can be attributed to the overheight trees on a few neighbouring properties.  While the majority of property owners around the airport have allowed 19 Wing Comox to trim their trees, to comply with Transport Canada regulations, there are indeed a few property owners

who have formally objected to the process (as is permitted by the Aeronautics Act). The Minister of National Defence’s senior staff in Ottawa have the delegated authority to determine whether these objections should be supported or not, and they are currently working

While the majority of ❝ property owners around

the airport have allowed 19 Wing Comox to trim their trees, to comply with Transport Canada regulations, there are indeed a few property owners who have formally objected to the process.

❞ Fred Bigelow

their way through this legal process. While we have no influence over the timing or outcome of the legal process, we have been working with the full support of local, provincial and federal political representatives, as well as the CV Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Society, to make it very clear to DND that this matter is both very important, and very urgent. The Minister of National Defence and the Chief of Defence staff have given their assurances that this item will receive the priority it deserves. Further, we have provided DND with our detailed records

regarding the impact of the trees on civilian flight operations at YQQ, and material to explain the scope of the financial impact YQQ has on the Valley as a whole. I believe that legal process is moving as quickly as it can, though I understand this does little to ease the frustration of those passengers who have been affected. The legal process aside, I have also been working closely with our air carriers (including WestJet), 19 Wing Comox, Transport Canada, and RCAF Headquarters to seek out alternative technical solutions that would see our air carriers return to normal landing limits as soon as possible. I can tell you that I am encouraged by the support we have received. However, I will not be satisfied until the day that I can write a letter to this paper informing everyone in this Valley that these restrictions have been lifted. Our mission statement is pretty clear — we are here for you — to provide air service to meet your needs. I can assure you that we at the Comox Valley Airport Commission are doing everything we can to see that we do. I thank you for your continued patience as we work each day to resolve this issue. And above all, I thank you for continuing to support air service in the Comox Valley by including YQQ in your travel plans. Fred Bigelow Editor’s note: Fred Bigelow is the chief executive officer of Comox Valley Airport.

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COMOX LETTER WRITER Campbell Connor agrees with these folks — none of them want a Comox Valley coal mine. FILE PHOTO

High-paying jobs at what cost? Dear editor, Your newspaper has recently carried word that the Raven Underground Coal Mine will once again be submitting its application for a permit. This from a company which had over four years to complete its initial application only to have it turned down as not meeting the terms of reference which it had a hand in establishing. Nevertheless here they go again and will no doubt trot out the same misinformation and exaggerated claims previously made. One such involves the number and value of jobs this project will bring.

The proponent claims that it will bring 350 high-paying jobs. That number comes from their own researchers who state that such a number is the absolute maximum. An examination of a comparable mine (Quinsam at Campbell River) shows that the number will more likely be between 179 and 225 employees. Similarly the wages and salaries are inflated and dependent on many conditions. Again, Compliance’s own technical report confirms this. These and other claims must be held up against: 1. The shellfish industry, which employs over 600 per-

sons and contributes over $28 million in sales in each year. 2. Many residents throughout Fanny Bay, Ships Point and Buckley Bay rely on wells for their water supply. Any pollutants leaching into groundwater would imperil that supply. Every assertion made above has been verified by expert opinion and analysis. No doubt the proponent will assure us that there will be no danger from the mine and that they have all eventualities covered. Such assurance sound hollow when considered against the history of this industry. Campbell Connor, Comox

Land buy for trail great news Dear editor, The CVLT is delighted to hear that the Wellington Grade properties have been acquired for park purposes. As you are aware this land has been used as an “unofficial” trail for many years and we are very happy to list this acquisition as another step in implementing the directions recommend-

ed in our Nature Without Borders report and the Regional Growth Strategy. We see this trail becoming a major connecting trail in the Rail to Trail Project and forming a nonmotorized vehicle connection between Cumberland and Royston. It has been a real pleasure working with Edwin Grieve,

his fellow area directors Bruce Jolliffe and Jim Gillis, and parks manager Michel Nihls towards securing these properties as parkland for the purpose of a public trail extending almost five kilometres from Trent Road to the Village of Cumberland. The trail will contribute to the health and fitness of hikers and cyclists and offer opportunities for view-

Trail will benefit public Dear editor, I would like to congratulate the Comox Valley Regional District, especially directors Edwin Grieve, Jim Gillis and Bruce Jolliffe, as well as G.G. McClintock Enterprises Ltd. for the preservation of the Royston-to-Cumberland Trail. This shows what can happen when a willing seller and local government get together for the benefit of the public. We have lived in Merville for

about 40 years and during that time have seen many trails and accesses closed off to the public as development proceeds. It is extremely important that recreation and wildlife corridors be protected, as once they are gone they are lost forever. Kudos to all those who made this happen. Hopefully, this sets an example for others to follow. John Milne, Merville

ing birds and wildlife. The corridor also preserves connectivity for wildlife and is now protected in perpetuity for our local rich biodiversity to flourish in the adjacent maturing second-growth forest and wetlands. The Comox Valley Land Trust has viewed this potential trail as a priority since 2007. Thank you to all who worked so diligently to make this happen and we offer our assistance in making this trail a well-known and used feature of Comox Valley life and working with the Regional District in implementing other aspects of the Regional Growth Strategy. Jack Minard Editor’s note: Jack Minard is the executive director of the Comox Valley Land Trust.

RECRUITMENT

Dear editor, I want to thank David Allen from the City of Courtenay for correcting my comments regarding staffing levels/budgets in the building department. If I got the date wrong on the construction value highpoint (2006 v.s. 2005), it’s because I lifted the info from Mr. Crawford’s report in the paper. This is excellent news that staffing (and expenses, I would hope) have been reduced, so let me be the first to apologize for shooting off my big mouth.

Can we look forward to this in other departments and budgets? I know it’s not up to you, but on behalf of all the taxpayers in the Comox Valley, we would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see further reductions in costs for government ... er, governments. As for the information in the second half of your letter, the hospital is good news, but bragging about 153 new residential subdivision lots — do you guys remember that ‘crash’ in 2008? The underlying cause was rampant house-building in the previous years. And

the deaths of so many cities and town centres across North America can be laid at the feet of a rush to the suburbs and instant-mall mentality. Further development of municipalities should be internal, within existing cores. In the long run, everyone would benefit (except the land pimps), infrastructure and servicing costs would drop, and our car-centric culture would gradually give way to a more benign model. A forest or a field beats a driveway any day. Andy MacDougall, Royston

Thanks for Filipino aid Dear editor, After the devastating typhoon in the Philippines the outpouring of support for the survivors was again inspiring. Here is a report and a thank you from Doctors Without Borders (msf.ca), one of the many humanitarian groups using matching funds from the people of Canada responding to this natural disaster. “With your help, we conducted 66,795 patient consultations, admitted 1,552 patients into hospital, performed 365 surgeries, and delivered 395 babies within the first two months,” says Stephen Cornish, executive director,

MSF Canada. “We also distributed 62,925 humanitarian relief items, including reconstruction kits.

“Thank you for being part of our emergency response.” Mel McLachlan, Comox

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WHILE VISITING NHA Trang, Vietnam in November, Roger Ball of Comox took the Record along to the THAP BA Spa for a relaxing mineral and mud treatment.

CHANELLE AND SAVANNAH Meeres took their favourite newspaper with them on a trip to Animal Kingdom Lodge in Florida Disney World.

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

CHRISTMAS IN SAN Jose del Cabo was a great time for Greg Bedford and Rubina Macdonald to take us along.

LINDA AND SCOTT Henley recently travelled to Kauai, Hawaii and visited the funky village of Hanalei where the iconic motion picture “South Pacific” was filmed. Here, Scott is at the town centre with the Record.

WENDY AND AL Tippett took us along on a trip to Shanghai. They are seen here at the Huangpu River in front of the Pearl Tower.

A TRIP TO Ixtapa, Mexico for Barry and Noreen, Cameron and Jenifer Sterling included packing a copy of the Record.


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New Glacier View space would help caregivers The Glacier View Lodge board and administration plans to build a dedicated adult day program space. “We have released an Expression of Interest and look forward to finding a partner to help us plan and build the adult day program space this year,” said Michael Aikins, executive director of Glacier View Lodge. The Adult Day Program provides a safe, social environment for clients, while the caregiver has some welldeserved and needed respite time to themselves. Many caregivers

still need to go to work, and manage their other family roles and commitments. It may be the only opportunity they have to go to a caregiver support group to learn how to cope at home. In many ways, it represents survival for the spouses and families trying to care for their loved ones at home. If more space is available in Day Programs, caregivers can continue to cope at home, and it is not necessary to rely on the hospital for both the client and the caregiver for burnout. All who attend the program need support

due to complex health needs, many who have experienced changes to memory or cognitive functioning. The need for qualified dementia care is growing. Today there are approximately 1,500 seniors in the Comox Valley living with dementia. By 2020, that number will likely double, and by 2030 triple to approximately 4,500. The lodge has operated an Adult Day Program since 1983, but now finds that space for the program needs to expand. We are very aware that the long waitlist does not well

Big plans for biking The United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) are gearing up for one of their biggest years yet, and it all kicks off Feb. 13, when the nonprofit hosts its annual general meeting. Established in 2008, UROC’s multi-faceted mandate includes building and maintaining mountain bike infrastructure, hosting races and group rides, facilitating access to trails and generally advocating for the sport of mountain biking. This year, UROC is actively working on a land-use agreement that could affect the vast majority of Cumberland’s legendary single-track trail system, and its members are also working toward establishing a mountain bike “jump park” in Cumberland’s Village Park. The annual general meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Riding Fool Hostel, will give UROC’s 180 members a chance to vote on the incoming board of directors and members and non-members alike will be able to find out about the state of mountain biking in Cumberland. “We try to keep it fairly informal,” says founding member and current UROC secretary Jeremy Grasby. “We’ll quickly review the highlights of the past year, vote in our new board and then give people a chance to ask questions about what we’re working on or what they’d like us to work on. “We’ll also discuss where we’re going as a club in 2014 and beyond, which is where it’s really going to get

THE UNITED RIDERS of Cumberland (UROC) have big plans for the local mountain biking scene. It all starts Feb. 13 with its AGM, which is open to the public. exciting.” One prominent topic will be UROC’s coming Trails Forum, a frank discussion about the state of local mountain biking that will take place before the end of March. “If you’re at all interested in mountain

biking in the Comox Valley, this is the time to get involved,” says Grasby, adding the event will be open to the public. To learn more, visit www.unitedridersofcumberland.com. — United Riders of Cumberland

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serve the need in the Comox Valley. By creating a larger dedicated space, we will have the capacity to expand the program. In October the Lodge hosted its inaugural

gala. “The gala exceeded my expectations,” said Aikins. “It is wonderful to know that we live in a community that is so supportive of seniors. “The gala not only

increased awareness of the need for more community programs, but also raised over $21,000. We appreciate the many community businesses and individuals who made that

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