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The B.C. Coastal Transportation Society’s 10-year ferry fare increase table released last week, and published in the Comox Valley Record, was incorrect. “It was recently brought to our attention that there were certain discrepancies in our published  Fare Increase Table,” society directors write in an apology on their website. “For this we apologize to everyone  as we try always to provide accurate information. We also want to apologize to BC Ferries for presenting information that was inaccurate and misrepresented the facts of an already-very difficult decisionmaking process.” The calculations were made using discounted fare rates from 2003 and full rates from 2013, rather than comparing discounted rates to discounted rates or full rates to full rates. Due to the method BCCTS used to calculate numbers provided by the Ferry Advisory Committees and taken from BC Ferries’ website, the calculations were skewed, making fare increase percentages appear higher than they actually are. BCCTS notes FACs already periodically calculate long-term fare increase percentages. “Our leadership has determined that this work is rightly the mandate of the Ferry Advisory Committees to whom we will leave it going forward. We wish to apologize to the members of the various FACs, with our hopes that our erroneous presentation has in no way reflected poorly on their excellent work.” writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS CONCERT Children gathered last Wednesday for the annual Christmas concert at Brooklyn Elementary School in Comox. Well-known local singer and music teacher Jenn Forsland led the performance. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Concern about ‘tanking’ property values Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Elizabeth Phillips, whose elderly parents live in a seniors’ strata in East Courtenay near land bought by the City of Courtenay for a housing initiative, suggests property values will “tank” if a homeless shelter or a low-income housing complex is built. More importantly, she is concerned about the safety of her

parents, Carl and Catherine, who live near the City-owned property at 810 Braidwood Rd. Her father, while walking his dog one night, was assaulted in front of his home by a person known to police. “It was completely unprovoked and he suffered a brain injury,” Phillips said. “The woman got 21 days in jail. “A woman and two men. They didn’t want anything; they just

hurt him and broke his glasses and walked away and left him laying there.” She feels the former Habitat for Humanity building on the other side of the Old Island Highway would be a more suitable location for the proposed housing project. “It’s not a business frontage,” Phillips said. “It seems to me to be a pretty ideal location, and very close to downtown. It’s not in a residential neighbourhood.

“You can’t put it into a neighbourhood where most of the residents are living on fixed incomes,” she added, in reference to the Braidwood property. “It’s just ridiculous to think that that’s a good location.” While she recognizes that some homeless individuals suffer a mental illness, Phillips said other people live on the street because they have made bad life choices. ... see MAYOR ■ 2

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Mayor warned of ‘pushback’ Continued from front

“That just has to stop being our problem at some point.” Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula has cautioned about pushback from residents if a homeless shelter is constructed at 810 Braidwood. He instead envisions about 40 single-room-occupancy (SRO) homes. The City purchased the property for $264,500 after selling a trio of lots at Eighth and Cliffe for $355,000. The Comox Valley Regional District had purchased the latter for $470,000 for emergency shelter/supportive housing purposes. Last year, the CVRD transferred ownership of the properties to the City, along with $100,000 from the Vancouver Island Health Authority to develop the project elsewhere. Jangula was a director on the CVRD board when the district purchased the Cliffe Avenue properties in 2010. Noting pushback from businesses opposed to a downtown shelter, he suggested an alternate site might be found near Chuck’s Trucks at 180 Old Island Hwy. — which is in the immediate vicinity of 810 Braidwood Rd. Over the next few months, a consultant will host open houses and form an advisory committee in the Braidwood Road neighbourhood to determine the viability of establish-

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ing a housing complex to support the homeless. Courtenay council has entered into an agreement with social planning consultant John Jessup to prepare a request for proposal for the project. By early-spring, Jessup will report back with — among other things — a range of housing options for the Braidwood site. He also plans to draft a ‘good neighbour agreement’ with the aforementioned neighbourhood

In a 5-2 vote at its most recent meeting, Courtenay council opposed a Ronna-Rae Leonard resolution requesting the City seek partnerships for the originally intended purpose of acquiring land for emergency shelter/supportive housing purposes, in addition to the Braidwood property. Her motion also called for remaining proceeds ($83,000) from the Cliffe Avenue sale be used for this purpose. She notes in the preamble to the resolution that the Braidwood site will provide land for one of many required housing initiatives, and that the purchase did not consume all proceeds from the Cliffe Avenue sale. The City’s Affordable Housing Amenity Reserve Fund is at $227,000, including the $100,000 VIHA transfer. Council generally supported Leonard’s intentions but preferred to focus on one property for the time being. Coun. Starr Winchester would not want council to tie its hands with a further purchase, especially if another building became available. “I don’t think we should tie our hands at all,” Mayor Larry Jangula said. Besides Leonard, Coun. Doug Hillian supported the resolution.

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Cumberland schools to become ‘learning campus’ Renee Andor Record Staff

School District 71 plans to merge Cumberland’s two schools into one kindergarten-to-Grade 9 “learning campus” by September. “What we’re looking at is having one site, one school and one staff operating kindergarten-to-Grade 9 programming on an integrated piece of land,” district secretary treasurer Russell Horswill told Cumberland’s committee of the whole during a meeting about the Village’s official community plan.

The school district has asked Cumberland council to consider closing the section of Ulverston Avenue running between the elementary and junior schools. The district plans to keep both schools in operation but treat them as one school. “We don’t have enough room in either of the schools to house all of the kids. So, we still need the space that both schools are providing,” Horswill later explained in an interview. “But, the idea being that if you operated as one school and if you don’t have a road running

EDUCATION between the two of them, then students can move back and forth between the two buildings and access their programming. “A good example might be the shop class is in the junior high so we might have younger kids going over for some of that aspect. The junior high has a music room that the younger kids could access as well.” School parking on Ulverston would be lost with the road closure, so Horswill says the district acquired

the old medical clinic property adjacent to the elementary school with the intention of demolishing the boarded-up building and installing a parking area. He notes the property is already zoned Public Assembly 1, so it does not need to go through rezoning. But the road closure must be approved by Cumberland council, and a public hearing will be part of that process. “We’re hoping that the road closure and the parking development is done in time for September 2014,”

says Horswill. “We’re also looking at developing the area between the two schools so we would remove the road, and so there’s work that’s being undertaken to look at how we would develop the site so that it was secure for students, welcoming, green…” Meanwhile, the school district will conduct a visioning process in January and February — with parents, staff and the community — to explore what the community wants to see in terms of educational programming at the new learning campus.

Horswill says Cumberland’s expected population growth in future years was a driving force behind the idea for the campus-style approach. “We certainly need to position the school district so it can handle that growth,” continues Horswill. “And one of the thoughts being that if we were able to create this learning campus then we would have more flexibility to deal with student growth, so then we know that the students are able to be accommodated in their own community.”

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Tory leadership candidate defending rural B.C. Scott Stanfield Record Staff

For too long, Dan Brooks says rural B.C. residents have been neglected by decisionmakers in Victoria. A candidate for the leadership of the B.C. Conservative Party, he would like to reverse a trend whereby a “slow attrition of rural resource economy” has been occurring over a long period of time. “We’ve lost 58,000 people in 15 years out of rural British Columbia. That’s a big deal,” Brooks said in a Wednesday interview during a visit to the Comox Valley. “Our population would be in decline if it wasn’t for immigration, because net migration is out of this province.” The 38-year-old Brooks is married with seven daughters. He owns and operates the Crystal Lake Resort near his hometown of Vanderhoof in North Central B.C. He said keeping people in B.C. is a “fundamental question of economics,” noting tax revenue that comes with well-paid jobs. “What we have right now is a tax base that is so high, and jobs aren’t arriving. It’s driving our economy elsewhere. It’s just going to be deficit spending after deficit spending. “We’re seeing that happen now with the Liberals. They can’t balance a budget for the life of them. They’re throwing everything

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they have at LNG (liquified natural gas).” Which is fine in the long-term, but Brooks said Premier Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals are not addressing the fundamental problem of rural population decline. “She thinks LNG is the magic answer. It’s not going to fix rural B.C.,” said Brooks, who supports resource development but criticizes the “flawed”

approval process. He suggests population decline can be neutralized by proper land-use planning, improved quality of life and tourism. He feels the latter has “enor-

mous potential” on the North Island. Tourism traffic, for example, would alleviate hikes in ferry costs. Brooks was impressed with the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre in Cumberland. He feels every rural community in the province needs a similar facility. “We have to start addressing the tourism foundation this province has. We’ve got to get away from Destination B.C. What’s happened with tourism since (former premier) Gordon Campbell took it into government is an absolute nightmare.” Brooks has relocated temporarily to Kamloops in hopes of winning the leadership race. “It’s a very symbolic move. I’m trying to tell the people of B.C. that the Conservatives are serious about rural B.C., about the Interior.” Last year, he was elected to the party board as a directorat-large. This year, he ran in the provincial election as the Conservative candidate for Nechako Lakes. The party failed to win a single seat. “Now we have a starting point,” said

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Brooks, noting a fivefold increase in party membership since 2010. “British Columbians need Conservatives. “Without us, that election would not have been about the financial management of this province. Just by being there, we took the entire political spectrum to the right, towards conservatism, towards free-market enterprise. That is a valuable thing for the democratic system of British Columbia.” Vancouver business-

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Bicycle lanes delayed

The weather has put a spoke in the wheel of planned Fitzgerald Avenue road improvements. The project has been delayed until spring 2014. The project, which includes bicycle lanes on either side of Fitzgerald Avenue, new signage, and improved sightlines from Eighth Street to 21 Street, was originally scheduled to be completed in late November. Courtenay council gave the go-ahead for the project at the beginning of November. “In order complete the work we need a prolonged period of drier, warmer weather than what we’ve been experiencing,” advised Lesley Hatch, the City’s senior manager of engineering. “We are anxious to complete this project, but to ensure it is successful we need to wait for the appropriate conditions.” It is possible to heat and dry the asphalt to apply the pavement markings, but this would be time consuming and costly. And as the lines on Fitzgerald will be going down on old pavement, it is crucial that the necessary conditions are in place to ensure the lines adhere properly. “With Fitzgerald, we’re dealing with existing pavement,” said Hatch. “It’s cold, it’s wet, and if fine dust and dirt particles are embedded in the rough pavement, the paint won’t stick.” Staff has applied to the Cycling Infrastructure Partnership Program (CIPP) for an extension of the grant funding to support the project construction. CIPP could provide up to 50 percent of eligible costs on the $60,000 project. The delay could potentially lower costs in other ways. Spring painting will reduce the potential for cost overruns due to bad weather. Also, there may be additional funding available from ICBC’s Road Safety Department in 2014, to help further offset project costs. “Delaying construction should yield a higher quality result, as the paint will go down on warm, dry pavement,” said Hatch. — City of Courtenay

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The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market Association is no longer pursuing a long-term facility at Comox Bay Farm on Island Highway 19A due to site restrictions and an inability to secure a long-term lease. Ducks Unlimited owns the property. The board and members of a legacy committee “have been asked to pursue other locations for a permanent market,” stated a staff report to Courtenay council last week. Mayor Larry Jangula said he is disappointed. The association, with Ducks Unlimited, launched a capital campaign in 2010 to build a permanent home at the site.

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The crew of an RCAF Buffalo search and rescue airplane joined personnel from the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Gordon Reid on Friday to rescue a boater who had been stranded since the previous night near Douglas Channel. The boater, onboard a 28-foot aluminum vessel, reported to Coast Guard radio at 3 p.m. Thursday that he was experiencing mechanical difficulties, when communications with him were lost. A Buffalo airplane and Cormorant helicopter from 442 Squadron were launched from their base at 19 Wing Comox to join the Coast Guard in the search near Douglas Channel near Kitimat. The crew of the Gordon Reid’s Fast Response Craft (rigid hull inflatable boat) were first to spot the partially submerged boat at approximately 12:30 p.m. Shortly afterwards, crew on the Buffalo located the man on shore. — 19 Wing Comox

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BASSIST JOHN LEE leads a trio this Thursday in a Georgia Straight Jazz Society concert at the Avalanche Bar and Grill.

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This Thursday is the Jazz Soci- the U.S. including New York City, ety’s pre-Christmas celebration, Boston, Toronto, Washington, with extra fun and draw prizes, so Vancouver and Victoria. After years of performing and plan on coming a bit early if you want the best seats or intend to studying in Boston, John returned to his hometown of Nanaimo to meet a group of friends. The show marks the end of establish an educating practice a phenomenal calendar year in and career. He is in pre-production and which we lost our old digs at the Elks’ and found ourselves a development of his debut album new home at the Avalanche Bar. featuring a complete set of origiAs frustrated as we were to find nal compositions and arrangeourselves homeless, we’re really ments. Guitarist Andrew Janusson thankful that the nice folks at The Av let us have a room at their grew up in Nanaimo and has been playing since inn. he was 13. Andrew Kind of Christis studying music masty — but that Lee is known at Vancouver all happened last Island University. February — and for his incredible proAndrew specialsince then we ficiency as a multiizes in jazz, clashaven’t regretted instrumentalist as sical, rock and a moment. Latin styles of To add to the well as his charisma guitar. He also has excitement of and ability to connect a wealth of expethis as a special rience in funk, event, we’re really the audience to his soul, and R&B pleased to intro- music. styles. Drummer duce a wonderMichael Mlikotic ful new act to our stage, the John Lee Trio from is a Nanaimo-born musician who Nanaimo. Bassist John Lee was started his musical training by raised on the West Coast islands playing piano at the age of eight. of Canada. He’s been playing Throughout his life, Michael has learned to play many instrumusic since the age of five. By the time John completed ments, including trombone, guitar his high school studies, he had and bass, but now has focused as received much attention from a jazz drummer. During his teens, Michael professional musicians in Canada and earned an impressive col- received recognition and honours lection of awards, scholarships, through high school jazz festivals and honours from jazz festivals, such as the Lionel Hampton Jazz including Envision Jazz Festival, festival, Envision Jazz Festival MusicFest Canada and Lionel as well as Musicfest Canada. To immerse himself in a more thrivHampton Jazz Festival. With the support of the Slaight ing music scene, Michael moved Family Scholarship, Lee contin- to Boston where he lived there ued his studies at the Berklee studying from local jazz artists College of Music in Boston, where including Berklee faculty and stuhe pursued a Bachelor of Music in dents. • • • Performance. Our season will continue on Lee is known for his incredible proficiency as a multi-instrumen- Jan. 9 after a festive rest. For talist as well as his charisma and more information about what’s ability to connect the audience to coming in 2014, go to www.georhis music. He performs regularly giastaightjazz.com or join us on in colleges, universities, clubs and Facebook. — Georgia Straight concert halls. Lee has performed Jazz Society in cities throughout Canada and

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Praying to Ular, the Waverley Hotel brings Whistler’s favourite DJ tag team Dec. 13 to ensure the greatest ski season ever.

Music, snow great combination SkiiTour is a DJ/production/party rockin’ duo hailing from the mountain resort town of Whistler. As men they couldn’t be more different. Tim Livingstone is a proud ginger Canadian and a strict vegetarian when he’s sober. Then there is Dave (Canosis)

Rollie, an afro-sporting New Zealander, who once devoured 96 chicken wings in one sitting. However, musically they’re totally on the same page. Collaborating since 2010 (originally under the moniker Livingstone & Canosis), they have

had multiple No. 1 releases on Juno with Riddim Fruit Records (UK), Booty Fruit (UK) and ReSoul Records (Canada). Their tracks have been featured on music blogs around the world (including Ghetto Funk & Free Breaks Blog) and they

are showing up on mixtapes from such artists as JFB, Slynk, & The Funk Hunters. Radio stations from NZ to the UK have been giving their songs airplay. With special guest Sk’ian Ian. Sk’ian is one of the North Island’s best, known for his funky style, wild hair and amazing energy behind the decks, which has given him quite the following. Sk’ian, in his sevenyear career behind the tables, has been making dance floors bounce every step of the way. He has packed shows up and down the Island. Definitely a DJ you don’t want to miss. For more about the performers, see www. skiitour.com and www. facebook.com/SkiiTour. Tickets are at Bop City, the Waverley or by phoning 250-3368322. — Cumberland Village Works

Pearl starting fundraiser The Pearl Ellis Gallery in downtown Comox presents its annual Scroogeapproved art show and sale. This Christmas fundraiser event begins Dec. 10 and runs until Jan. 26. The opening of the show will be celebrated with a meet and greet this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The show offers an art extravaganza of over 40 pieces priced at $400 or less. Visitors can expect to see quality pieces of work by local artists. This is an all-media event so there will be everything from paintings in watercolour, acrylic, oil, plus photography and steel. Along with the 40 or more original pieces being brought into the show there will be three silent auctions of donated fundraiser pieces. The first will run from Dec. 10 to 19, with the second and third after the gallery reopens in January. The proceeds from the auction go to support the gallery high school bursary program and operation costs. Throughout our Christmas fundraising show the gallery encourages the public, and gallery members, to drop off food items in support of the Comox Valley Food Bank. — Pearl Ellis Gallery

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The Sid Williams box office has been busy taking ticket orders for this year’s Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular. The balcony has been opened for both performances and the show is over 65 per cent sold out. Katy Mayert said of their return to Courtenay, “We’re looking forward to bringing our cozy Christmas experience back to the Sid Williams Theatre this year! We were thrilled with the community’s response in 2012 and subsequently booked two performances for 2013, Dec. 10 and 11.” She continues, “The show is perfect for all ages; there is something for everyone, from rock and roll to classical ballet and from Broadway to the cinema.” The YPCS band has completed its first few days of music rehearsals and the singers and dancers are preparing, too. Costume fittings

have been done and Sarah MacDonald is busy with the alterations. To book tickets, call 250-338-2430 or visit www.sidwilliamsthe-

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Land of Oz awaits you

Gather your family and friends and join the 101 characters as they sing and dance their way through the original Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland. The Kiwanis Club of Courtenay and Square 1 Travel are sponsoring their fifth annual singalong on Jan. 18 and you are invited to enter the imaginary Land of Oz. Sing with Dorothy, Toto and the gang as they take you through emerald forests, yellow brick roads and creepy castles all with the help of some unusual but earnest friends.

The World of Oz is a land of pure imagination, fun and surprises. The lyrics to the songs are displayed across the bottom of the screen, so dress in character and join the magic and enchantment of this original 1939 masterpiece. Tickets to this 7 p.m. performance are available at the Sid Williams box office or by going online to info@ sidwilliamstheatre.com. All proceeds go to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation for critical care equipment in the pediatrics ward. — Kiwanis Club of Courtenay

The jazz quartet known as Swing Set is (from left) Dale Graham, Wendy Nixon Stothert, Jenn Forsland and Michelle Weckesser. They will perform this Friday at the Zocalo Café.

Swing Set will harmonize This annual event brings capacity crowds – reserve ahead

her musical trade- folk and Celtic genres. repertoire and beyond. marks.   The group’s 2012 CD From Beatles to ballet, Forsland fronts the Swing Set Live at Joe’s from hearth and home Jenn Forsland Group, Garage will be avail- to far away, Swing Set directs the Celwill move you ebration Singto tears and ers, teaches For this outing, expect a laughter.  music private- few new selections, along with This annual ly and in the event brings schools, and is well-loved favourites from capacity crowds an in-demand their Christmas repertoire and – make reservations for Dec. 13 adjudicator for beyond. From Beatles to ballet, to avoid disapmusic festifrom hearth and home to far vals.  pointment. Call We ck e s s e r away, Swing Set will move you 250-331-0933 is a stunning to tears and laughter. to reserve your soloist with table for either classical as the 5:30 or   8 well as jazz credentials. able for sale. Capturing p.m. sittings. After a move south to the quartet’s remarkCatch them Dec. 13 Cowichan Bay in 2011, able vocal alignment, at the warm and welMichelle continues to the recording includes coming Zocalo Café. — Swing Set make time for occasion- a mix of accompanied al return engagements and a cappella arrangements.   with Swing Set.  For this outing, Graham is best known for her solo expect a few new vocals with local group selections, along with Indigo Jazz, and for her well-loved favourites previous work in the from their Christmas

Swing Set returns to celebrate Christmas with juicy jazz harmonies! The popular a cappella jazz quartet of Jenn Forsland, Wendy Nixon Stothert, Michelle Weckesser and Dale Graham performs two shows Dec. 13 at the Zocalo Café. Stothert is an acclaimed music leader in the Comox Valley, directing the Just In Time Vocal Jazz choirs as well as performing solo and with Swing Set. Wendy’s passion and commitment are

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD ♦ SPORTS EDITOR: EARLE COUPER ♦ TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013

Nordics’ trio heading to World University Games Three local cross-country skiers are representing Canada at the World University Games in Trentino, Italy from Dec. 11-18. Athlete Andrea Lee has been named as one of six female racers on the team that will represent Canada at the Games. Additionally, Strathcona Nordic Ski Club head coach Dave Battison has been named by Cross Country Canada as the head coach for national university team. Rounding off the triad is Strathcona Nordics president Len Apedaile, who has been appointed by the Interna-

tional Ski Federation (FIS) as Technical Delegate for the cross-country ski race events. Lee is looking forward to racing in the Games and to being reunited with her former coach Battison. She says, “When I found out that Dave is coming on the trip, I was pretty excited to say the least. I’ve really missed working with him over the past few years that I’ve been out in Ontario. “I’ve always had the utmost confidence in Dave’s coaching and waxing ability, so it is reassuring to know that our team is going

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to be very well taken care of over in Italy! It’s very cool that Len will be there too.” Battison says, “I’m thrilled to be coaching Andrea again. We have such a good rapport, and she’s competing at a level where she could be top 10 or be a medalist on the world stage. This is great opportunity for her to shine.” Apedaile has become a seasoned race official over the years, gradually working his way up to become a Level 5 cross-country ski race official and a licensed FIS and IPC Technical Delegate.

Apedaile regularly officiates at national and international level FIS and IPC cross-country  events. He has been the chief of race for  cross-country events at several IPC World Cups and the Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. In 2014, Apedaile will oversee the  cross-country events at the  Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.  Battison says, “It’s pretty exciting that three people are going from our little club on the Island! We are competitive with the super clubs (who have 1,600 members). It’s exceptional!

This event is second only to Olympic Games in terms of size and numbers; it’s bigger than Pan-Am Games.” You can learn more about the Strathcona Nordics, Vancouver Island’s crosscountry ski club, and follow the adventures of Lee, Battison, and Apedaile on the club website www.StrathconaNordics.com. FINISH LINES last year attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay … she currently studies and skis with the University of New Mexico … – Strathcona Nordics

Icemen just one point out of first place in North The Wolves netted a power-play goal early in the third to close the lead Don’t blink, or you’ll miss to one, but Bowman’s third the lead changes atop the of the season gave the North Division of the Van- G-Kings some breathing couver Island Junior Hock- room at the 11:05 mark and Iles sealed the deal with an ey League. The Comox Valley Gla- empty netter (his fifth goal cier Kings are currently of the year) with 13 seconds second in the three-team left in the game. The Glacier Kings (17race for top spot, just one point back of co-leaders 10-1-2) have a big game Campbell River Storm and with Nanaimo (18-9-2-0) Nanaimo Buccaneers. The this Saturday, with game Yetis kept their drive for time 7:30 p.m. at Comox a division championship Valley Sports Centre Arena #1. alive SaturH a p p y day night in Trails Courtenay Meanwhile, the M e a n with a 6-3 while, the victory over Yetis have bid happy Yetis have the Wests- trails to forward bid happy hore Wolves. Sheldon Brett, who trails to forL i a m ward ShelShaw led the has joined the Jr. A don Brett, way with a Trail Smoke Eatwho has f o u r- p o i n t joined the (1g, 3a) per- ers for the rest of the Jr. A Trail f o r m a n c e BCHL season. Smoke Eatthat earned ers for the him first star honours. Second star rest of the BCHL season. The 17-year-old Brett Carson George had three points (2g, 1a) including the was a top 10 scorer in the game winner on the power Jr. B VIJHL, compiling 34 points (15g, 19a) through play. Taylor Bowman, Ali 25 games with the Glacier Gotmy and Grant Iles also Kings. He was acquired tallied for the Icemen while Dec. 1 and in his second Michael Hails was the win- game with Trail on Dec. 7 ning goalie. Westshore out- had two assists and was shot Comox Valley 27-24. named the FortisBC EnerThe visitors were 1-for-4 on gy Player of the Game in the power play while the a 4-3 loss to the Merritt G-Kings went 1-for-5. Centennials. The game was scoreless The fleet-footed left after one period, with the winger joins his cousin, Wolves scoring two early goalie Adam Todd, and goals in the second to. The former Yeti Mitch Ball in Yetis fought back with Trail. He thanks the Glafour straight, including a cier Kings organization and shorthanded marker from especially head coach Joey Gotmy (his 13th goal of the Ewing for all his support year). and encouragement. Earle Couper Record Staff

WESTSHORE WOLVES’ GOALIE Nick Dueck was injured on this play (above) when Glacier Kings’ Carson Graham crashed the crease in Saturday night VIJHL action in Courtenay. The Yetis will be without Sheldon Brett (right) the rest of the year after he was called up by the Jr. A Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL. PHOTOS BY JIM HOCKLEY

ICE CHIPS It’s a quiet December for the Glacier Kings, who play only three games this month … following Dec. 14’s home game with Nanaimo they finish up the 2013 portion of their regular season Dec. 21 at home against Oceanside Generals … they open 2014 at home against the Storm … while the Yetis will miss

Brett’s scoring touch, it will be welcomed by the Smoke Eaters as they are last in the BCHL in goals-for with 76 through 32 games … Trail is in sixth and last place in the Interior Division with a 7-22-2-1 record … VIJHL standings and top scorers in Scoreboard, page 123 ... sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com


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99

Apetina Crumbled Feta Cheese

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4 99 4 99

500gr

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250ml

99

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2

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Havarti Cheese 350gr

Minute Maid

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Entertaining made easy with these festive goodies Kraft

Babybel

Cracker Barrel Cheese

9

Mini Cheese

120-160gr

Bonus Pack Cheese

5

99

400gr

150gr

3

European Chocolates or Biscuits

Christie

Coca-Cola or Sprite

Triscuit Crackers 225gr

5

156-200gr

Maxwell House

99

Cafe Instant Coffee Beverage Mix

2

Walkers

155-163gr

2lt

125-150gr

Stax Potato Chips

99

114-264gr

Red Rose

Canada Dry

Tassimo

Orange Pekoe Tea

Shortbread

Kraft

99 4$ 5

¢

Gold Seal

Whole Smoked Oysters In Sunflower Oil, 85gr

Shake ’n Bake Coating Mix

2$ for

5 99

99

plus applicable fees

Salad Dressing 250ml

Que Pasa

Saputo

Tortilla Chips or Salsa

320gr

for

Gold Seal

4

Gold Seal

5 499

106-120gr

142gr

for

for

Crabmeat or Cocktail Shrimp

Whole Baby Clams

3$

3$

2$

5

for

5

Cheemo

Olivieri

Olivieri

Olivieri

270-350gr

350-360gr

333gr

160gr or 300ml

Garlic Bread

425-454gr or 454ml

McCain 1.6-2kg

2kg

for

McCain

Pizza Pockets 800gr

3

99

4

99

4

99

Royal Dansk

Butter Cookies

125gr

Bari

454gr

4

99

3$ for

R.W. Knudsen

5

Brown & Haley

Milano

Panettone Fruit Cake

3

908gr

Dr. Oetker

4x311ml

Casa Di Mama or Panebello Pizza

3

99

Nestle

3

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2$ for

The Great Jamaican

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5 3

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2

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2$ for

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99

5

99

5

99

4

99

3

99

4

99

99

Frozen Yogurt Swirls

116-140gr

Old Tyme Ginger Beer

225-500gr

plus applicable fees

Almond or Cashew Roca

99 plus applicable fees

Europe’s Best

Gourmet Delight Natural Fruit 600gr

2$

5

99

Carnation Hot Chocolate Mix

Spritzer

Meat Lasagna with 3 Cheeses

1.75kg

4

99

Pizza Mozzarella Cheese

Bassili’s Best

Vegetable Mix

5

915-930gr

Nabob, Maxwell House or Carte Noir Coffee

144’s

2$

plus applicable fees

395-450gr

Arctic Gardens

Sauce

2

99

Super Fries

Perogies

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Kraft

Shredded Cheese

2$

99

¢

¢

113-192gr

for

Flat Pasta

9

Tradition or Organic Coffee

99

Lay’s

Ginger Ale or Club Soda

Nabob Coffee Company

108-472gr

4

Stove Top Stuffing

Filled Pasta

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Fine Hazelnut Chocolates

5

2lt

99

19

Ferrero Rocher

99

99

Continental

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120gr

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Breyers

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Cracker Barrel Cheese

9

Mini Cheese

120-160gr

Bonus Pack Cheese

5

99

400gr

150gr

3

European Chocolates or Biscuits

Christie

Coca-Cola or Sprite

Triscuit Crackers 225gr

5

156-200gr

Maxwell House

99

Cafe Instant Coffee Beverage Mix

2

Walkers

155-163gr

2lt

125-150gr

Stax Potato Chips

99

114-264gr

Red Rose

Canada Dry

Tassimo

Orange Pekoe Tea

Shortbread

Kraft

99 4$ 5

¢

Gold Seal

Whole Smoked Oysters In Sunflower Oil, 85gr

Shake ’n Bake Coating Mix

2$ for

5 99

99

plus applicable fees

Salad Dressing 250ml

Que Pasa

Saputo

Tortilla Chips or Salsa

320gr

for

Gold Seal

4

Gold Seal

5 499

106-120gr

142gr

for

for

Crabmeat or Cocktail Shrimp

Whole Baby Clams

3$

3$

2$

5

for

5

Cheemo

Olivieri

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Olivieri

270-350gr

350-360gr

333gr

160gr or 300ml

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425-454gr or 454ml

McCain 1.6-2kg

2kg

for

McCain

Pizza Pockets 800gr

3

99

4

99

4

99

Royal Dansk

Butter Cookies

125gr

Bari

454gr

4

99

3$ for

R.W. Knudsen

5

Brown & Haley

Milano

Panettone Fruit Cake

3

908gr

Dr. Oetker

4x311ml

Casa Di Mama or Panebello Pizza

3

99

Nestle

3

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2$ for

The Great Jamaican

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5 3

DESSERT’S A DONE DEAL! Breyers

1.66lt

Luna & Larry’s

Organic Coconut Bliss 473ml

2

99

for

5

2$ for

5 2

99

5

99

5

99

4

99

3

99

4

99

99

Frozen Yogurt Swirls

116-140gr

Old Tyme Ginger Beer

225-500gr

plus applicable fees

Almond or Cashew Roca

99 plus applicable fees

Europe’s Best

Gourmet Delight Natural Fruit 600gr

2$

5

99

Carnation Hot Chocolate Mix

Spritzer

Meat Lasagna with 3 Cheeses

1.75kg

4

99

Pizza Mozzarella Cheese

Bassili’s Best

Vegetable Mix

5

915-930gr

Nabob, Maxwell House or Carte Noir Coffee

144’s

2$

plus applicable fees

395-450gr

Arctic Gardens

Sauce

2

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Super Fries

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2$

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¢

113-192gr

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9

Tradition or Organic Coffee

99

Lay’s

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108-472gr

4

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At these prices, you’ll want plenty on hand for guests!

Fine Hazelnut Chocolates

5

2lt

99

19

Ferrero Rocher

99

99

Continental

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120gr

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Laughing Cow

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1

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Harvest Tyme or Fat Free Turkey Breast

Bonus Q-Points

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5000

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Tre Stelle Feta 400gr

5000 Arla Apetina Feta 400gr

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Sabra

Regular, Chili & Lime or Roast Garlic

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Jalapeno Monterey Jack

2 1 5

99

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1

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Stilton

125-150gr

99 each

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7500 Gillette Foamy Shave Cream 311gr

2500 230ml or 18-24’s

3500 Method Liquid Laundry Detergent 600ml

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21

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1

283-454gr

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11

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99 each

29 PER gr

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Local BC

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99

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6

340gr

99 each

3

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100gr

Fresh Imitation Crab Meat

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4

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4

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99

Quality Fresh

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99

2 $5

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2.84lt

5

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Fabric Softener Sheets

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Isfeld girls enjoy visit to Quebec City Free Mount & Balance $100 Value Winter Spring Tire Tire Special Special THE ISFELD ICE senior girls basketball team was hosted by the Quebec City Blizzard during a recent cultural sport exchange. highlights included immersion into Quebec City’s French Canadian culture. Highlights included visits to the Quebec City aquarium, Chutes de Montmorency, maple syrup harvesting, supper and Quebecois folk dancing, circus station training at Cirque de Quebec, tour of Old Quebec City including outdoor ice skating, 10-pin bowl-

ing, and of course, a traditional poutine supper! Fit into each day were basketball practices and games, daily three-hour school study sessions, and cultural tours and activities. For the Isfeld French immersion students the opportunity to speak French 24-7 was a great experience. For the non-French immer-

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girls from Séminiare St-Francois school come to the Comox Valley the week of Dec. 15-22 for a return visit for exhibition games against Isfeld, Ballenas, Wellington and top AAA Vancouver schools. The team will be introduced to the Comox Valley and surrounding areas – Mark Isfeld Senior Secondary School

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DID YOU KNOW? BBB is a not-for-profit organization committed to building relationships of trust in the marketplace. Look for the 2013 BBB Accredited Business Directory Eedition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at www.blackpress.ca. You can also go to http://vi.bbb.org/directory/ and click on the 2013 BBB Accredited Business Directory

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE of LAWRENCE ELDON MALONEY, DECEASED, formerly of 2616 WILLARD AVE, CUMBERLAND, BC V0R 1S0. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Lawrence Eldon Maloney, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Clay & Company, Barristers and Solicitors, Main Floor, 837 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1B3 on or before January 10, 2014, after which date the Clay & Company will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which Clay & Company then has notice. Clay & Company, Solicitors

In Memory of JEROME OLYNYK who passed away December 15, 1997 A loving husband, father and grandfather. Loved and Remembered always by wife Lina and children

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In Loving Memory SHIRLEY RUSSELL December 14, 1923 to December 5, 2013. Survived by her children Patricia, Sean and Kelley. Beloved Grandmother to Derek, Erin, Jeremy and Brendan, Great Grandmother to Owen and Avery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society or the SPCA For arrangements see http://www.tonefffunerals.com/

FamilyAlbum Ph. 250-338-5811 features@comoxvalleyrecord.com Deadlines: Tues. 12 noon and Fri. 12 noon

STILL makes me laugh STILL drives me mad He’s turning 60, and STILL looks not bad!

Happy Birthday

In loving memory

DEATHS

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Quality Foods Cake Winner of

December 10th, 2013

Tom Shilton

1928 – 2013 Tom passed away November 27, 2013. He is predeceased by his parents T.P. Shilton and Margaret Ann Shilton. Tom had 1 brother and 5 sisters, all deceased. Tom married Margaret June Robertson and had 3 daughters; Penny deceased, Robyn (Bob) and Darcy (Russ). He also had 3 grandchildren, Nonnie, Shane and Christy. Tom and June also had 5 great grandchildren; Cale, Taylor, Tamara, Tyhver and Violet. He will be missed. Tom’s wishes were to have no funeral. W.W.L.Y.A Daddy.

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Carl Arthur Henning Passed away on Dec. 4, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox BC. He was predeceased by his Father, August in 1948 and his Mother, Helen in 2001. Carl is survived and will be lovingly missed by his wife of 23 years. Rosemarie, his sons Mark Henning (Kathy) of Calgary, AB and Kerry Henning of Winnipeg, his daughter Kim Henning of Maple Ridge, BC, his grandchildren; Natasha, Jaylee, Larissa, Tara, Kayla, Erin, Max, and Justin. As well as 5 great-grandchildren, his aunt Lil in Flin Flon, and Ed and Anne Carate (deceased). Carl Henning served in the R.C.A for 36 years, retiring in 1991. He was the pianist at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Comox and has played at many venues and churches in the valley. During his life Carl did mechanical work and was an area Engine Tech. Carl loved cars, loved guns, loved life and his pets, Pal and Spotty. He was a collector of many things. Carl was witty and always ready with a joke. He was very giving of his time and energy, would help anyone out, he never stopped working. If friends so wish, donations in Carl’s memory made to St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Comox would be appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Comox, BC on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:30PM.

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PERSONALS DEATHS

DEATHS

AL-ANON/ALATEEN - Concerned about someone’s drinking? Contact 1-8884ALANON (1-888-425-2666). www.al-anon.alateen.org

Heinz Hutt

January 15, 1944 – December 3, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful man. Heinz was taken away from us after a very lengthy & courageous battle with Cancer. He passed away peacefully with his long time partner, Madeleine Ramsay, by his side. A great friend to many and a “Bon Vivant� a happy go lucky kind of guy. An avid sportsman who enjoyed life to the fullest with his close friends and acquaintances alike. He leaves behind friends, colleagues, his two nieces, Alexandra and Dagmar, and his ex, Dorte. Born in Marienheide, Germany, he arrived in Montreal during Expo 1967. He became a proud Canadian citizen. Founded HT Mould Inc. and created a line of precision tools among many other inventions. He lived in Vancouver Island, B.C. for the past 7 years watching his eagles and enjoying a slower paced life. He was a dreamer and the consummate good guy. He will be missed by all who knew him. “All the Best� my friend rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your preferred charity. A celebration of Heinz’s life will be held at his residence on December 14, 2013 at 2h00pm onwards.

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INFORMATION

INFORMATION

CALLING ALL VENDORS Evergreen “Trash & Treasures Sale� Saturday, January 18th 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Conference & Rotary Hall at the Filberg Centre Opportunity to sell anything you like‌ crafts, jewellery, toys, electronic, clothes, preserves, collectibles, antiques and more. Individuals, businesses or non-proďŹ t groups. Tables are $20 if booked prior to December 31st. Call Filberg Centre office at 250-338-1000

The Wachiay

Friendship Centre

Annual General Meeting

1625B McPhee Ave., Courtenay on Friday, January 24th, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be followed by a light supper.

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During the Annual General Meeting, elections will be held for positions on Wachiay’s Board of Directors. Those interested in running for election must submit a letter of intent, together with their Resume, to the Nominating Committee, Wachiay Friendship Centre, 1625B McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, BC, not later than January 10th, 2014.




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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LEGALS

LEGALS

NOTICE OF EXCLUSION APPLICATION REGARDING LAND IN THE AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE I, Beaver Meadows Cranberry Corporation Inc of 1821-E Anderton Road, Courtenay, B.C., V9M 4B1

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

96%

Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Lot A, DL 236, COMOX DISTRICT PLAN EPP23279 and located at 1821-E Anderton Road.

Nar-Anon are you affected by someone’s use of drugs, we can help. Wed. Group 7:30pm at 280-4th St. Eureka Support Society contact Jack 3343485. Fri. Group 8:00pm, Komok’s Health Centre, 3322 Comox Rd. Call Rene 334-2392.

NEW YEAR; NEW CAREER

LOST AND FOUND

LOST ITEM: 1 karat Princess Cut Solitaire engagement ring -white gold. Somewhere at Costco, Home Depot and/or Thriftys in Comox on Tue. Reward for return. 250-339-0336

TRAINING FOR:

Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to,

5 CAMPUSES on VANCOUVER ISLAND and in METRO VANCOUVER

CHRISTMAS CORNER

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PERSONALS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to drink, it is your business, if you want to Stop it is ours. Ph: A.A 250-338-8042 Call Any Time 24/7

If you’re stuck in a boring job, underpaid, between jobs or just looking for a change, you owe it to yourself to explore what Discovery Community College has to offer.

Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as,

CHRISTMAS CORNER

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

GRADUATE JOB EMPLOYMENT RATE (2012)

intend on making an application pursuant to

City of Courtenay Municipal OfďŹ ce, 830 Cliffe Avenue Courtenay, British Columbia By December 31, 2013.

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Accounting & Finance Computerised Business Business Administration Office Administration Health Care Assistant Community Support Worker Practical Nurse Practical Nurse Access (Bridging for HCA’s) Dental Assistant Level II International Trade Management Police Foundations Web Architecture & Media Art Design

LOST: Light mauve jacket and ID on my way Downtown. Reward. 250-871-4245

TRAVEL TIMESHARE

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Christmas Christmas Tree Directory publishing publishing every every Wednesday & Friday Friday issue issue to to Dec. Dec. 23

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Cindy M. Graduate, Health Care Assistant

LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREES Fir, Balsam & Noble Fir

2013 Specials $10.00 & $28.00 Light Sheared

MURRAY’S TREE FARMS 904 Knight Rd. Comox • Open till 8pm (between Airport Terminal & Seiffert’s) BE PROUD - BUY CANADIAN

Christmas Trees MOUNTAIN RIDGE TREE FARMS

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CHOOSE FROM 15,000 TREES

Fresh Wreaths, Hanging Baskets & Center Pieces • Precut and U-Cut Trees • Ring the Christmas Bell • Miss Priss Purses & Gifts • Angel Tree - gifts for children in need • Complimentary Coffee & Hot Chocolate • Tag your tree now!

COME SEE THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN

OPENING

NOW OPEN NOV. 30

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

U-CUT OR HOWARD ROAD TREE FARM

FRESH CUT

•DOUGLAS FIR• Fri, SAT & SUN 9-5

Trees available through the week but phone fiďŹ rst

Nice selection of larger trees for good price

6867 Howard Rd., Merville 250-337-8892 for Cell 250-702-6756

6016 Headquarters Road

Beautiful Christmas Trees (Cut & Potted) NEW SHIPMENT OF CERAMIC POTS* Also available concrete benches, ornaments, stepping stones, bird baths and gift certiďŹ certificates

250-702-3417 or 250-703-0723

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TOWN OF COMOX Contact Karen at 250-338-5811

GET FREE vending machines can earn $100,000.00 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected territories. Full details call now 1-866668-6629. Or visit us online at: www.tcvend.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE SNOW AND ICE CONTROL TO ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WITHIN THE TOWN OF COMOX With the upcoming winter season, please note the following regarding: During snowfall and ice events, the Town of Comox will make every effort to provide for the reasonably safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian trafďŹ c. As with all services provided by the Town of Comox, snow and ice control is limited by staff, equipment and budget restrictions. In keeping with Town Policy 4037R, the Town of Comox will proceed with the ploughing of roads upon accumulation of 100 mm of snow or when lesser accumulations have resulted in dangerous conditions. This policy grants priority to the various routes in the following order: 1. Arterial Roads 2. Collector Roads 3. Local Roads 4. Cul-de-sacs 5. Lanes In addition to the above, priority is also given to the routes serving public facilities including the Fire Hall, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Municipal Hall, School Zones, Bus Routes and the Comox Recreation Centre. Snow removal and de-icing from sidewalks shall be limited to sidewalks along arterial and major collector roads, with ďŹ rst priority given to opening one side only. Municipal staff will also endeavour to clear snow from sidewalks fronting properties owned by the Town of Comox, while removal of snow from sidewalks in commercial zones remains the responsibility of the individual property owners. Ploughing of snow will result in a windrow of snow across private driveways and business accesses. The Town of Comox regrets this; however, we simply do not have the resources to clear these windrows from individual driveways. During snowfall events, the Town of Comox would offer the following HELPFUL HINTS: 1. Avoid depositing snow removed from driveways, sidewalks and parking areas onto the adjacent roadway. In most cases the Town of Comox will have little choice but to redirect it back into the area from which it came. 2. Remove all parked vehicles from the streets until such time as ploughing has been completed. 3. Ensure your vehicle is equipped with good snow tires and add additional weight if required. 4. Allow for additional travel time between home and work, drive slowly and stay well back from the trafďŹ c in front of you. 5. Do not attempt to pass snow ploughs or sand trucks. 6. Please assist the Town in reducing ooding problems by clearing snow and debris away from and around catch basins. 7. The Town of Comox encourages everyone to assist the elderly and inďŹ rmed with removal of snow from sidewalks and driveways.

 CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

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THE RESOURCE FOR JOB SEEKERS

CHANGING CAREERS? If you are unemployed, check out our Career Planning workshops. For FREE job search help call 250-334-3119. Visit 103–555 4th St. in Courtenay. www.thejobshop.ca The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NOW HIRING Western Forest is an integrated Canadian forest Western ForestProducts ProductsInc.Inc. is an integrated Canadian products companycompany located onlocated Vancouver Island that isIsland committed forest products on Vancouver that the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the isto committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of discipline to achieve results. performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings: We currently have the following openings:

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC (North Island)

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MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (Campbell River)

Detailed job postings can be viewed at

http://www.westernforest.com/business-value/our-people-employment/careers WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com


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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS WEEKEND COURSE FIREARMS TRAINING & C.O.R.E. Non Restricted & restricted. C.O.R.E. Course starts: Fri. Dec. 13 6pm-10pm Sat. Nov. 14 8am-noon

CARPENTRY

NEWSPAPER

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

PERSONAL SERVICES

GARDENING

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed

Substitute RTE #405 Upland, Qualicum, 4th, 5th, & 6th St’s East Rte #410 Swan, Trumpeter & Valleyview Dr. COMOX Rte # 505 Manor Dr. & Pl.

RTE #538 Murrelet & Olympic Dr circulation@comoxvalleyrecord.com

ADULTS & SENIORS WELCOME NO COLLECTIONS GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE AND MAKE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME

Comox Valley Record Hours:

HELP WANTED

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

COURTENAY

LOOKING TO hire and train 3 new Realtors. Apply to Earl Costello or Neil Moreau- Royal LePage in the Comox Valley. 250-334-3124

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HELP WANTED

Two pieces of ID required. For info contact:

CASUAL ON-CALL NIGHT CUSTODIAN The CVRD is seeking a casual on-call custodian (nights) to join our recreation services team. Full position details and required qualifications available on our website at: www.comoxvalley rd.ca/jobs. Applications will be accepted until 3 p.m. December 11, 2013.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Substitute Carrier Needed

HELP WANTED

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C.O.R.E. continues Nov. 16, 17, 18 6pm-10pm

Granlund Fire Arms 250-286-9996 2nd Hand Military Store 250-337-1750 Tyee Marine 250-334-2942



MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY

HELP WANTED

Current Available Vacancies

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE Students wanted for summer management positions with Student Works. Full business training provided. Challenging learning experience, huge resume builder. Average earnings summer 2013 $20,500. Info call 1-800-665-4992 or www.studentworks.ca Deadline December 30th.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD BURGER KING at 2751 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC, needs F/T permanent Food Counter Attendants. No formal education, no experience req’d. Duties: take food orders, take payments, wrap food items, clean work area, etc. Wages $10.50 per hour. Apply in person or send resume to: jobburgerking@yahoo.ca

TRADES, TECHNICAL GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/or visit our website: www.gprc.ab.ca JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. Website: hannachrysler.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

School District 72 (Campbell River) School District 72 is seeking applications for the following positions: Accountant (Teacher Payroll) Casual Maintenance Tradesperson (Carpenter) Temporary Bilingual Educational Assistant Please check the School District’s web site at www.sd72.bc.ca. School District 72 • Campbell River

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FRIENDLY FRANK KITCHEN WOODEN Cart, $70. obo. Beige/black area rug 6’x8’, $29. 250-338-9500.

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LEGAL SERVICES 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.

MEDICAL HEALTH VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 Free all for $99 including Free Shipping. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 1-888-836-0780 or metromeds.net

1358 Marwalk Crescent 250-287-3939 www.crauctions.ca

CAMPBELL RIVER

Ltd.

HELP WANTED

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

for their Comox Valley location! Visit www.ďŹ rstcu.ca for a full job description. Submit resumes to angie.poulsen@ďŹ rstcu.ca by Friday, December 20th.

SEASONED FIR, delivered in 1 cord loads. Larry Mitchell, Since 1996. 250-702-2174

FURNITURE

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

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

GENERAL HANDYMAN Semi-retired - 25yrs trades exp. Local References, Free estimates, senior rates, written agreements. Small Jobs, all job in & out. Christmas specials - lights - decorations etc. Gord Chapman 250-650-8065

HOBBIES & CRAFTS

HANDYMAN for all your home repair and maintenance needs. Please call Bob at 250871-5400.

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

MISC SERVICES

JEWELS, FURS

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

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.

PAINTING COLIN’S PAINTING. Winter Special 3 rooms $299. Ceilings & trim extra. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Call (250)338-4017.

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

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BRANCH MANAGER

FUEL/FIREWOOD

HANDYPERSONS

It’s nice when you discover the job is as good as the coffee. First Credit Union is hiring a

Wood Metal Concrete Appliances Unwanted Household Items

Scott 250-792-1668

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Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service

AUCTIONS

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• Youth Recreation Leader (Term position)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

~ ~ ALL AWAY ~~ RUBBISH / JUNK REMOVAL

Midnight Positions with competitive wage premiums Honesty, caring and a workplace that feels like home: an employer you can count on. Apply in person with resume at any Comox Valley location or by email to timh5039@yahoo.ca

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

BEDROOM SUITE mahogany - dresser, drawers mirror side table, $450. King size headboard (split frame). 2 mahogany living room chairs $50 each. 2 bedroom chairs - blue, cream frames & cane backs, $30 each. 2 bar chairs - black frame, green suede, $20 each. 250-898-8850.

HEINTZMAN PIANO - Upright for sale. Great condition. $1700. Please call to view this lovely piano. 250-338-6757

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

POTTER’S WHEEL for sale. Excellent condition. Asking $500.00. Please call to view 250-897-3142.

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

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 or online: www.pioneersteel.ca

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

COLT ANACONDA, Diamond Back, Python or King Cobra. Call (250)334-3604. Looking for any of the above.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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

YAMAHA G231 6 string classical Guitar with hard case $200. Getzen B flat trumpet $100. Shmidit Autoharp with owners manual - $100. Mozart Apartment sized piano - $900. All in good condition. Please call 250-792-3929.

REAL ESTATE

2 YR. Old wing brocade swoop back couch - $325. Ultnamatic medical bed 4 yrs. old with 25yr. warranty, lifts head, massages-auto. - paid $5,200, selling for $2,200 obo (must sell). Smoke free home, all like new. 250-338-2166.

APARTMENT/CONDOS

4X8 BEARE Trailer w/extras, $1000. 12’ professional sized shuffle board w/extras, $800. Oak table w/padded arm chairs w/leaf, $500. Electrical heater, $125. (778)420-4281.

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

PELLET STOVE Whitfield Advantage 11-T. Excellent condition includes 18 bags pinnacle fir pellets 40 pounds each, stored indoors. Total price $750 firm. Men’s & Ladies Golf Club sets. Call for more info. 250-339-5913

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

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

APARTMENT/CONDOS

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

COURTENAY- 2 bdrm Condo, W/D, quiet corner unit, convenient to shopping & College, NS/NP. Must have refs. $725. 250-334-8362, 250-218-0722.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES VICTORIA 2 BDRM CONDO 1380 sq ft. Quiet 55+ bldg near Hillside Mall & Jubilee Hospital. No-step entry. $203,000. Call Claire 1-250858-6775.

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

2896 APPLE DR. Located in the heart of Willow Point, this 1478 sqft rancher offers 4bdrms, 2bths, newer kitchen, roof & flooring. Private fncd yard, RV parking. $259,000. http://sites.google.com/site/ 2896appledrive Kim: 250-923-6503.

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

CONNECTING BUYERS AND SELLERS www.bcclassiďŹ ed.com

For Sale or Trade ocean/mountain view home. 676 Pacific Heights Lane. Main level entry walkout basement 3 bdrm, 2.5 bthm, 2400 sq.ft, 4 yrs old. $449,000. Will trade for home with good parking for 35’ RV. 250-923-5065.

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

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

HOMES FOR RENT IMMEDIATE! Charming, fully furn 2 bdrm farmhouse, new appliances, hot tub, Sat TV, quiet acreage, 7 min Courtenay. NS, adults, Refs. Winter rate: $1,350 incls + DD. 250830-8181. dovecott@telus.net

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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.

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

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

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

BERKSHIRE MANOR 825 Harmston Ave. 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 just three blocks from downtown. Fresh, recent renovation. All new appliances. Unique, bright layout. Security entry. Large private deck. This is a very attractive and unique suite. Call David @ 250338-0267.

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

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

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Available immediately 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, in clean, quiet building with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

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.

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

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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

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals CLOSE TO GOOSE SPIT 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F&S, family rm, carport, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. Pay 1/2 mth rent in 12th mth w/one yr lease. - $1,100/mth RURAL HOME 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, on no thru street, 5 appls, carport, beautifully landscaped fenced yrd, deck, wired workshop, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $1,350/mth BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT HOME 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, hot tub, sauna, 2 decks, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Immed. $2,000/mth COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, F/P, fenced yrd. w/shed, carport, N/S, pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Dec. 1 - $1,150/mth Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC VAN 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites APARTMENTS 303-4686 Alderwood 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $975/mth Avail. Nov.15 DUPLEX/TOWNHOUSE 14-1335 13th St 2 Bed 1Bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $800/mth Avail Nov 1st 4C 851 5th St 2 Bed 1Bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $800/mth Avail immed 1130A 2nd St 3 Bed 1 Bath N/S N/P 4 Appliances $1100/mth Avail Nov 15th HOUSES 1227 Kye Bay 3 Bed 3Bath N/S 7 Appliances $1400/mth Avail Jan 1st 7735 Tozer Rd 4 Bed 2 Bath N/S 4 Appliances $900/mth Avail Dec 1st 2397 Cooper Pl 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S N/P 5 Appliances $1350/mth Avail Dec 1st 1905 Coleman Rd 3 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1500/mth Avail Nov 15th 2705 Urquhart Ave 3 Bed 3 Bath 5 Appliances $1400/mth Avail Jan 1st 7682 Armstrong Rd 4 Bed 2 Bath N/S 5 Appliances $1500/mth Avail Nov 1st

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ARRAN HOUSE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, large balcony, hot water incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Jan. 1 - $725/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR top floor 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, res. pkg, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed. - $695/mth WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, 2 res. pkg spaces, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. & Jan. 1 - $750/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, new carpeting, res. pkg., N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $725/mth ARGO COURT 2 bdrm units, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water & basic cable incl., N/S, cat neg. w/ref. Avail.Immed.$700/mth SPACIOUS NEWER DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, fam rm, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet neg.w/ref. Avail. Immed. 1 $1,200/mth SUNRIDGE TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath, 5 appls, elect. F/P, carport, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $1,100/mth. CLOSE TO SUPERSTORE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, ground floor, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg, N/S, No pets Avail. Immed. $750/mth #250 rent incentive w/1yr lease. NEWER DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, gas F/P, garage N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. 1 - $1,200/mth CENTRAL CTNY rancher style duplex, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, garden shed, N/S, small dog w/ref. Avail. Immed. - $900/mth CRAIGMARK PLACE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, balcony, res. pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $800/mth CLOSE TO QUALITY FOODS 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls, patio, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. 1 - $850/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, townhouse, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. 1 $800/mth. COMOX TOWNHOUSE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg., walk to downtown, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $925/mth TRUMPETER’S LANDING 2 bdrm & den, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, F/P, patio, underground pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Jan. 1 $1,000/mth FIVE OAKS 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, laminate flrs, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Jan. 1 $725/mth CRAIGMARK PLACE 1 & 2 bdrm units, 4 appls, balcony/patio, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. & Jan. 1 - $650 & $750/mth COMOX TOWNHOUSE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage, baloncy/patio, N/S, No pets, Avail. Immed. $1,150/mth CENTRAL COURTENAY2 storey 2 bdrm townhouse, small cat ok, no dogs. $695. Available Now. 250-702-7037.

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

TRANSPORTATION TRUCKS & VANS 1993 FORD Ranger XL 2WD 5 speed, new tires and rims. No rust, super MPG 137,000 KM. $3200.00 O.B.O. Please call 250-338-4184.

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

‘93 CLASS A WINNEBAGO 23’ EXCELLENT CONDITION. MUST BE SOLD. CALL 250752-6484

2005 EXT. Venture Van, garaged, 96,000 km’s. Original Owner. Excellent condition. $8,900. 1 (250)758-2078

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2001 RAM 1500- recent battery, re-built motor & trans, new tires. $4750. Call (250)703-0171. 2004 F150- 5.4 L, Heavy Duty, tow pkg, 103 , box liner, super cab, truck tires, Island truck, well maintained. $7200. Call 250-586-4716.

ESTATE SALE. 1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager 34’ widebody deluxe model, Cummins diesel auto. 4-speed. Allison transmission. Power jacks. Refurbished in & out. New fridge 2012 Low miles. Flat-screen TV. Excellent stereo. Awning with privacy curtain & window covers. $25,000. 250-335-1515.

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

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

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

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SUITES, LOWER 1 BDRM+ den by Hospital new house, view, W/D, D/W, covered parking, clean, quiet. Jan 1. $800. Call (250)339-0086.

COMOX DWNTWN- 1 yr old 1 bdrm, close to parks, quiet, 6 appls, F/P. $850 inclds basic cable/internet. Jan 1. Refs. NS/NP. 250-890-2042.

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

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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

New face of mental health

Kudos to Island Health for reacting quickly and making changes to procedures following an unprovoked assault in the psychiatric centre at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Victoria and Saanich police and Island Health have struck a committee to figure out ways to mitigate risk and exchange information about people detained under the Mental Health Act. It’s a small step in the right direction, but it shouldn’t have taken a violent assault for the health authority and police to recognize holes in procedures and to forge closer ties. The Archie Courtnall Centre is where people with suspected mental illness are assessed and brought into care. That a bystander could be attacked by a person in custody seems a serious security lapse. The potential for such problems only grows as government, health authorities and law enforcement slowly work out who will take responsibility for the mentally ill. For now, police agencies are often the first point of contact for somebody who is a danger to themselves or others, or who is breaking the law, due to mental illness. Fortunately, police are far better trained these days to recognize mental illness as a possible factor underlying criminal behaviour. Unfortunately, at times officers have become babysitters for people detained under such circumstances as they’re assessed and given treatment in a psychiatric facility. This can be a serious drain on day-to-day resources if an officer is forced to wait with a patient for hours. There’s got to be a better way and better planning from different levels of government, involving all stakeholder agencies. Throwing money at the problem usually isn’t the best answer, although it’s often the easy answer. But we know this: as police training improves, more people will be detained under the Mental Health Act and land on the doorsteps of places like the Archie Courtnall Centre. Staffing and resources need to match these new realities. Victoria News

Record Question of the Week This week: Sixty-seven per cent of respondents so far say speed limits should be changed on long stretches of highway between communities. Over to you, readers. Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. A record $240,000 in scholarships and bursaries was presented to 320 North Island College students this year, a testament to support for education.

Our lack of snow, which has already delayed the opening of the ski season at Mount Washington Alpine Resort, will reduce tourism dollars coming into the Valley.

Bring on facts about merger Dear editor, Recently four former mayors re-entered public life by jointly proposing that all Comox Valley communities should be forced to amalgamate. Since then several news items and letters to the editor have appeared, some supporting their cause, others taking the opposite view. Earlier this year a group of Valley residents came together to discuss this issue along with what other alternatives could be developed to satisfy the needs of the various communities. The group quickly realized that, to make any kind of informed decision, it would be necessary to get the facts rather than rely on opinion and speculation. Unfortunately, those facts are not readily available. Seeking guidance, the group contacted Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett to find out if there were any provincial resources available and whether there were any protocols that needed to be addressed. The response was twofold. Yes, there are resources available — in fact, there is an extensive manual on how to conduct what is called a Governance Review … Salt Spring Island has just gone through this process.

The group quickly realized that, to make any kind of informed decision, it would be necessary to get the facts rather than rely on opinion and speculation. Unfortunately, those facts are not readily available.

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However, the second part of the response was that in order for this process to take place, there would have to be “broadly demonstrated community support.” Given this response and the information at hand, the Comox Valley Governance Review Group was created. The goal of the group is to have an independent study initiated to determine if the governance of the Comox Valley is structured in a manner that will satisfy the political, cultural and public services the community needs to meet the challenges that growth brings. The reason for this is that there is no clear understanding or factual information to help decide what would work best for the community in terms of

whether all areas should come under one governing body or whether governance is best served in some other form. To begin a dialogue and to see if there is sufficient interest, a website has been established at www.cvgovreview.ca. Those in favour of a study can sign the online’ petition. If there is indeed a desire, then the primary objective of the group is to secure funding for a study and have a joint committee … with all areas of the Valley represented … established to oversee the review process as outlined in the Ministry’s Review and Program Guide titled … Managing Changes to Local Government Structure. The whole issue of how we support and govern ourselves is indeed complex. As someone who has been involved in the community and has acted as a moderator and facilitator, I believe the only way we as a community can come to terms with what will work best is to take an objective view of what we have now, what we need and what we could be like as a community going into the future. Joe Smith, Union Bay Editor’s note: Joe Smith is a member of the Comox Valley Governance Review Group.

Break up the Senate? Not so fast Dear editor, It seems whenever the Senate is involved in controversy, some people come out of their caves and spout, “Abolish the Senate!” First the Saskatchewan government, then Manitoba — and now the B.C. NDP is at it, howling like a bunch of hungry wolves. I’m 80 years old and an immigrant who has learned to respect Canadian institutions. In my studies of Canadian history I’ve read  extensively about how

Confederation came about and the mechanisms created to equip this country with viable, stable governance. As most of us know, the Senate was created to provide “sober second thought” to provide a check on the governing party in particular and the Commons in general. Can you imagine this country granting unfettered power to the likes of Stephen Harper by scrapping the one institution capable of curbing his excesses?

Admittedly, Harper has stuffed the Senate with Tory hacks — Senators Duffy and Wallin come to mind – but that chamber is still capable of saying No!, when a particularly obnoxious measure emerges from the Commons. The Senate is in some disarray, to be sure, but it should be repaired, not scrapped. Those advocating such an extreme measure are not thinking ahead of their tiny little noses. Norm Blondel, Courtenay


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‘Fierce warrior cat’ back home after 18 months Dear editor, Best gift ever — after 18 months our fierce warrior cat was found and brought home. Odin (named for the father of the Norse gods) disappeared four days after our move to Comox. Slipped under the fence, never to be seen again. Seven days ago a wonderful man named Dave found him hiding under a dumpster behind Quality Foods in Comox.

Emaciated and weak, Odin staggered out trying to get warmth and affection from Dave and his two dogs. They took him home, checked his ear tattoo, took him to the vet, revived him and then called us. We had Odin home for two nights before his health took a turn for the worse. Unable to keep any food or water down, we took him to Van Isle Animal Hospital (on Wendell’s birthday,

Village cool to merger JUDY NORBURY AND Conner Copeman represented the Comox Valley Accessibility Committee at the recent Courtenay Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Filberg Centre.

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Dear editor, I, along with my friend and colleague, Cumberland councillor Conner Copeman, attended the annual Courtenay Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Filberg Centre recently. Coun. Copeman and I attended on behalf of the Comox Valley Accessibility Committee. We are an active group that meets monthly at the Lewis Centre. Our mandate is broad and includes the following goals: to remove physical and social barriers that impede the full participation of persons Among with disabilities in all aspects of social the types of dislife, to inform perabilities, we sons with disabilities of the existence include people and mission of this who use mobilcommittee and to ity devices, are work with them to sight-impaired identify social and physical barriers, or hearingand to work with impaired. These municipal governare just a few ments and other of the areas we agencies to better the lot of Comox Val- cover. ley disabled persons. Judy Norbury Among the types of disabilities, we include people who use mobility devices, are sight-impaired or hearing-impaired. Those are just a few of the areas we cover. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at noon at the Lewis Centre. For more information, call 250-338-5371. Many thanks to the city’s mayor and council for giving us the opportunity to socialize and network with the very active volunteer groups here in the Comox Valley. Judy Norbury, Conner Copeman, Comox Valley

Dear editor, Re: Nov. 28 letter on amalgamation. Control in the hands of a few may be in the best interests of Courtenay but definitely not for Cumberland. The Village of Cumberland is a destination for many outdoor enthusiasts and young families and we are excited about our future. We are thriving quite well, thank you, even fixing infrastructure issues left by former mayors and councils that have been left to deteriorate for decades. Cumberland has its own reliable water system and a regional sewer system is currently in the works. Our volunteer fire department is fantastic and we are very proud of them and lucky to have them right in the village. We are also extremely fortunate for our ambulance service and a big heartfelt thank you to both these outstanding departments. It is time to work together and I believe the current mayors and councillors and the regional district directors from the Valley are trying hard to do that right now. Communities can exist separately to govern themselves and at the same time work together for the Valley as a whole. How lucky we are to live in this beautiful area. Vera Lynn Moan, Cumberland

coincidentally), where he was admitted and taken under the caring wing of Dr. Ashley Bernauer, a resident veterinarian and, as we later found out, a near-relative on Wendell’s side of the family. After Odin’s sudden and severe decline, he was given IV fluids and underwent several rounds of diagnostics, including X-rays and blood workups. It appeared that in his desperation to find food,

he ingested some sand, rocks and bones and had a partial blockage in his stomach. With that he was too weak and emaciated to be operated on. We were left hoping that once he got rehydrated his blockage would clear itself, but we prepared for the possibility of surgery. Being such a fighter, we decided then and there that we would not give up on him. After several more days in

the hospital at death’s door, last night he came home to our family and is doing remarkably well — eating and drinking on his own, and of course, plenty of lounging! We are very grateful to Dave and his family for bringing our kitty home and to Van Isle Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Bernauer for the wonderful care he received. Laura & Wendell Hoyseth, Comox Valley

Disability pay must go up Dear editor, Comox Valley MLA Don McRae is going around acting like he’s listening to people regarding persons living with disabilities. Over and over and over he has been told the first thing his government needs to do is raise the benefit rates for those living on disability. It has been explained to him over and over and over again that keeping the

Hospice funding wonderful

Dear editor, Re: New “end-of-life” beds. It’s wonderful to see new hospice facilities coming to the Valley. My father passed away Oct. 2 and after months of the family caring for him at home he spent his last week in the Chemainus Health Care Centre in their hospice room. It took immense pressure off the family, provided him with the care we could no longer handle and made his last days very comfortable. The staff was amazing, compassionate and caring, for the family as well as my father. He passed in peace, surrounded by his family and cared for by the loving staff. We should all be lucky enough to receive such care in our last days. Scott Lyle, Courtenay

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seriously consider, is upping the rates. More and more disabled people are being forced over the economic brink and into the despair of living in poverty. Meanwhile, McRae’s government has spent tens of millions of dollars fortifying welfare offices and altering service delivery in such a manner that disabled people are treated disrespectfully and in a manner that is more akin to hostage taking than service delivery. Mr. McRae’s government has plenty of money for advertising.

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Vancouver Island Community Connections, a local organization that helps adults with developmental disabilities find meaningful employment, has recognized two Comox Valley businesses for their inclusive hiring practices. Blue Toque Sports Swap and Strathcon Industries Maintenance & Repair Products have each been singled out for their “ability to see beyond disability,” strengthening both their business and the community by hiring employees of diverse abilities. “They’re leading by example,” says VICC director Lesley Gibson. “Lots of people talk about promoting an inclusive workplace, but Blue Toque and Strathcon are doing it.” Brad Haugan, owner of Strathcon Industries, recently hired 20-year-old Tyler Barker through VICC’s Community Employment Program, which matches prescreened employees with employers that have suitable job vacancies. Initially hired on a trial basis as a “parts-picker,” Barker quickly established himself as a valuable member of the Strathcon team, working with a high degree of organization and accuracy. “If you don’t take the chance, you never know how it’s going to work out,” says Haugan. “Regardless of one’s education, experience or ability, parts-picking is a demanding job that lots of people haven’t been able to master. I’d really encourage business owners to try the VICC program.” Barker splits his

it’s good for the community because maybe it will help eliminate some of the stigma that still exists. It was totally worth getting involved.” VICC’s Community Employment Service customizes jobs to match the needs of employee and

employer. Once a position is created, an employment specialist provides on-the-job training at no cost to the employer, which Gibson says has been one of the keys to the program’s success. “Any employer knows that hiring and training can be two

of the most frustrating parts of running a business,” she says. “We take that frustration out of the equation.” For more information, contact a VICC employment specialist at viccemployment@ gmail.com or 250-3387201.

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Do you need inspiration for a downtown Courtenay photo contest? Check these examples.

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My downtown is a fun place to be, especially in December with all the WinterFest activities taking place. Because downtown Courtenay is important to my cultural, creative, and commer-

Serenity service coming

Unity Comox Valley is holding its annual December serenity service this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Comox Lions Den. All are invited to enjoy an early holiday gift, the gift of a peaceful hour of prayer, meditation, and tranquility. Unity minister Vicki Vanderhorst explains, “In the midst of the shopping, decorating and food preparation, there can be mixed feelings about this time of year. What is seen as a joyous season can also be a time when we reflect on our personal losses. “We remember loved ones who are no longer with us. We reflect on challenges at work, at home and in our relationships.” Unity offers this service each year in December to give people a quiet space to remember, honour and acknowledge these feelings. Vanderhorst says, “When we take some quiet time in advance of the holidays for these emotions we are able to more fully enjoy the beauty and the message of the Christmas season.” For more information, call 1-866-8539866 or visit www. unitycomoxvalley.com.  — Unity Comox Valley

cial life, hanspetermeyer.ca is sponsoring a photo promotion this December. I’m inviting everyone with a camera or a smartphone to play along, have some fun, document and celebrate the fun of WinterFest, and enter to win a weekly $50 gift card from a downtown merchant. Here’s how to play: Take and post lots of pics in and around downtown Courtenay until Dec. 21. You can post them to Instagram, Twitter or Flickr, but the best

places are the Downtown Courtenay Facebook page at www. facebook.com/DowntownCourtenay. All pics must use the #DowntownCourtenay hashtag/ #tag. You’re encouraged to work with these weekly themes: • Dec. 1 to 7 — Delicious Downtown - Tantalizing Tastes from Farm to Fork; • Dec. 8 to 14 — Walk on the Wild Side; • Dec. 15 to 21 — Twas the Night Before. A random draw at the end of every

St. Joseph’s General Hospital is thrilled to now have new stateof-the-art equipment to help train staff in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation. The need for CPR is a lifesaving measure and it is critical that it is done correctly. Latest research shows that high quality CPR improves a patient’s chance of survival. Training for CPR includes having hands-on practice on a lifelike mannequin with funds generously donated by the Comox Valley Shrine Club. With a generous donation from the Open Heart Society, the hospital has been able to purchase a specialized monitor/ defibrillator. This monitor connects to the mannequin and has specialized

features including vital advances based on the latest research. It delivers instant audiovisual feedback of compression depth and rate, complete chest recoil, handsoff time and ventilation rate. It stores data captured during hands-on practice to help nurses and physicians fine-tune their technique. “This is more than meets the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s gold standards for high-quality CPR. The nurse educators will use these capabilities when teaching Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and also for mock emergency drills for nursing and medical staff,” said Barb Paulson, BScN, clinical nurse educator, St. Joseph’s General Hospital. — St. Joseph’s General Hospital

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Amnesty spearheading Writing for Rights event Dec. 10 is International Human Rights Day. Write for Rights is an annual Amnesty International action that commemorates the day and the International Declaration for Human rights. People gather publicly and privately to write letters that press

governments to respond to specific human rights concerns. They also write directly to prisoners or others experiencing human rights violations to offer hope and solidarity. Amnesty letters save lives. One-third of Amnesty letterwriting campaigns have positive outcomes, but in past years more

than half of the cases chosen for Write for Rights have had positive outcomes. Every year more and more people write from at least 80 countries. This year the goal is to write two million letters worldwide, at least 30,000 of them from Canada. The Comox Valley Amnesty

International Action Circle to Write for Rights on Tuesday, Dec. 10 happens at Zocalo Café between 3:30 and 5:30. For more information about Amnesty International Canada and Write for Rights, go to www.Amnesty.ca. — Amnesty International Canada

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Former municipal administrator Sandy Gray was appointed recently as the newest member of the Royal Roads University board of governors. Gray has extensive leadership experience managing the complexities of local government. Recently retired as the chief administrative officer for the City of Courtenay, he previously worked in senior management positions with the Municipality of Esquimalt and the City of Nanaimo. “I’m glad to welcome Sandy to the board of governors,” said J. Peter Meekison, board chair and chancellor of Royal Roads University. “His deep knowledge of good governance practice will be a great asset to the board.” “Sandy’s commitment to ongoing learning aligns well with the university’s applied and professional programming mandate,” said RRU president and vice-chancellor Allan Cahoon. Gray has also served on the executive of the Vancouver Island and Provincial Local Government management associations (LGMA), and for a brief period worked as executive director. He was the originating foundation chair for the Municipal Administration Training Institute, and for many years taught how to conduct local government elections and wrote a guide on the subject. In 2013, he was one of six B.C. recipients to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for outstanding leadership in Canadian local government. He holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Victoria and a senior certificate in municipal administration granted by the Province of B.C. — Royal Roads University

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Saltwater Faire raised funds

COMOX VALLEY RESIDENT Alex Bowman (right) and her Victoria friend Andrea Morris will lend their fundraising and construction skills to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

Faire helping Filipinos A young Comox Valley woman is taking ‘giving’ to a whole new level this Christmas season. While others will be enjoying their new Christmas gifts or sharing meals and drinks with friends and family, Alex Bowman and her friend Andrea Morris of Victoria will head to the Philippines to volunteer on a project rebuilding schools on the island of Bantayan, one of the many regions where Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda had a devastating effect on the land and its people. Before they leave, Bowman and Morris are looking for all the help they can get in fundraising for such a worthy cause. Their goal is to reach $1,500 by the time they leave just after the new year. All donations will go directly to the volunteer organization they are joining for the project, Young Pioneer Tours. The money will be used to purchase school supplies, equipment, building materials, and anything else necessary to make the project as successful as possible. The girls are using their own money for all their travel and personal expenses. “We’re ready to get our hands dirty and blistered for an excellent cause,” said Morris. “It is the season for giving, so we’re really hoping that they realize the severity of the situation and turn some donation dollars to this monumental disaster.” The two became strong friends after meeting at Camosun College, where they both attained business degrees last year. “Even if people have already made a donation to the Philippines, and especially if

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they haven’t, this is a unique way to help out a nation in need and to know exactly how and where their money is being put to use,” added Bowman. Santa Fe Elementary School will be the first of five schools that the girls and their volunteer group will rebuild. As well as monetary donations, the girls are looking for items such as camping gear (which they would leave for

the people of Bantayan once their volunteer work finishes), work gear (such as gloves to distribute to other volunteers and locals), “and most of all, words of wisdom and support,” said Bowman. To support their cause, you can make your donation at www. youcaring.com/helpbringhope or by e-mailing hopeforbantayan@ gmail.com. — Young Pioneer Tours

At its third annual Winter Faire, the Saltwater School raised $3,500 for school operations. The Faire provided children and adults alike a time to connect, fill their hearts with magic and wonder, and offer a variety of handmade crafts and treats to add to the celebratory season. Throughout the day musical performances and storytelling could be enjoyed, while families explored the school that was lovingly transformed into a variety of delightful activities. To the children’s great surprise, encounters with the pocket lady provided all the children with their own special surprise, which was hidden in an apron that fashioned about 40 different pockets. To conclude the festivities, a gift basket and a dollhouse were raffled. All of this magic was made possible by devoted volunteers. The Saltwater School appreciates all the businesses that supported this Faire, including Edible Island Whole Foods Market,

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Comox Valley Record, December 10, 2013  

December 10, 2013 edition of the Comox Valley Record

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