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Troy MacDonald, 14, floats as the rescue subject in the Campbell River during Wednesday’s River Wise Safety Program put on by Destiny River Adventures and Campbell River Parks and Recreation. See story on page 3 and a video at wwwcampbellrivermirror.com. Destiny River Adventures and Campbell River Parks and Recreation. See story on page 3 and a video at wwwcampbellrivermirror.com.

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An overhaul of 16th Avenue – a An overhaul of 16th have Avenue –a project that city councils been project that city councils have been onsidering for more than a decade for more than a decade – considering will cost millions of dollars, – will cost millions of dollars, ccording to a recent staff report. according to a recent staff report.

Redeveloping the section of road Redeveloping theand section of road between Dogwood Ironwood between Dogwood and Ironwood streets has been on the radar since streets has been on thehave radar the year 2002 but shovels yetsince to the year 2002 but shovels have yet to go in the ground. go in week, the ground. Last Drew Hadfield, the Last week, Drew Hadfield, the city’s transportation manager, city’s transportation manager, released a report to council on the released a report to council on the

most recent projection for the job. most projection the job. “The recent estimate for this for project is “The estimate for this project $8 million,” Hadfield wrote. “Iden- is $8 million, ” Hadfield “Identified funding is throughwrote. a number tified funding is through a number of sources including the LIP (local of sources including the LIP (local improvement project), DCC’s improvement project), DCC’s (development cost charges paid cost charges paid by(development property owners), and utility by property owners), and utility

contributions. Approximately 30 contributions. Approximately per cent of this project is currently30 per cent of this project is currently underfunded.” underfunded. ” the project is 75 The design for for Highland the project is 75 per The cent design complete. Engiper cent complete. Highland Engineering was hired by the city in neering was hiredof by the citytoin late 2010 at a cost $245,918 late 2010 at a cost of $245,918 to Continued on Pg. 4 Continued on Pg. 4

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The rain threatened Wednesday morning but for the most part, it stayed away. A good day for a swim in the Campbell River, right? Never mind it’s still March. Well, for a group of youngsters clad in wetsuits this week, the chilly Campbell River has been their classroom if not their playground. They were taking part in a series of River Wise Safety Program courses put on by Destiny River Adventures in conjunction with Rescue Canada and Campbell River Parks and Recreation. “Basically it’s teaching the youth how to play safe around the river,” said Jamie Turko owner of Destiny River Adventures, a swift water specialist with Campbell

River Search and Rescue and an instructor with Rescue Canada, “how to recognize the safe areas, recognize the dangerous areas.” Turko taught four levels of the River Wise program: River Start – for 5-8 year olds; River safe – 8-12; River Smart – 13-17; and River Wise – 17 and older. The course objective is to teach youths how to prepare for a day on the river: n Recognizing danger and avoiding it, including foot entrapments and strainers.

n Recognizing safe areas on the river. n Proper swimming techniques in moving water. n Proper wading techniques in moving water. n Keeping warm in and out of the water. n Participating in group recreation on the river. n Basic self rescue and how to rescue others. Turko will be doing another River Wise program in the summer. If any parents are interested, call Destiny River Adventures at 250287-4800.

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$18.39 an hour and today those same workers earn just over $20 an hour. Now, new workers start at $17.50 an hour which increases to a maximum of $18.50 after two years. “It’s a pretty big drop in wages,” noted Old. As well, the employer used to pay 100 per cent for extended benefits premiums and medical services plan. That’s now been reduced to 70 per cent with the employee paying the rest. Also, employees have a maximum of five sick days per year for which the company will only pay 70 per cent of the wage. Current employees are being offered their old jobs back, but they had to reapply for those positions and not all are coming back. One worker said that just 32 out of 60 registered care aids had signed up for job interviews which took place yesterday and today. Old expects there will be a lot of job turnover and that will affect the residents who are mostly seniors, “This disrupts their continuity of care.” New Horizons is owned by Park Place Seniors Living of Vancouver. According to the agreement it has with the province, the owners can contract out care, cleaning and cooking services once current contracts expire. That was the move Park Place took just before the new year when it handed layoff notices to all New Horizons employees. When Carecorp takes over in May, the workforce will be unrepresented, but it can still, if they choose, rejoin the Health Employees Union. The trouble is, said Old, is that companies just keep flipping care providers, and some have done it three and four times. “We’ve seen this movie played out in communities all over B.C.,” he said. paulr@campbellrivermirror.com

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provide the design component of the improvement project which extends from just east of the Dogwood and 16th Avenue intersection through to Ironwood Street. Hadfield said the project involves several components. “This design includes the tie-in and frontage improvements to businesses on the south side of 16th and to the dwelling on the north side of the road; replacement of the underground utilities – water, sanitary, storm and third party; surface and lighting improvements; and new traffic signals at Dogwood and 16th.” The street has been a popular topic of discussion for several councils in the past. The local improvement project for 16th Avenue was first designed in 2002/03 by the city’s engineering department. But the project is costly and involves a great deal of work, making council hesitant to commit during this year’s budget planning sessions. “C o u n c i l , du r i n g t h e 2014 budget deliberations,

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expressed concerns related to the budgeted costs associated with these upgrades,” Hadfield wrote. “The scope of the work for this project not only includes the replacement of water, storm and sewer lines but a complete surface rebuild to include a three lane cross section, sidewalks on both sides of the road, upgraded lighting, new traffic lights; and the asso-

ciated landscaping/property access and grading required. In addition to this, the power, cable and phone lines would be placed underground. “ There are addit iona l expenses with these third party utilities in this area as this is a primary corridor for both hydro and telephone.” Hadfield noted that projects such as the 16th Avenue over-

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At least a hundred companies and a thousand people are expected to attend next week’s business events for their chance to cash in on the billion-dollar hydro project. The guest list for the three-day event starting Monday at the Maritime Heritage Centre is already jam-packed and no one is getting in without an official confirmation. Leading up to those meetings, the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce hosted a sold-out luncheon March 20 to introduce local business leaders and contractors to Wally Penner. Penner is the man heading up InPower BC, the company set up by SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to oversee construction of the BC Hydro project to rebuild the John Hart Generating Station. The estimated cost to replace the generating station and build a 2.1-kilometre intake tunnel will be about $1 billion, and a good chunk of the money will be spent locally. According to Penner, the project wants to ink supply contracts worth ab out $200-million and keep that within a 100-kilometre range. “We certainly want to hire local. That’s the rea-

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THURSDAYS C.R. Seniors’ Centre. Sportsplex Lunch, 12-3pm. Bingo. For more info: 250-9144401 CR Ultimate 6:30pm Sportsplex, 1800 South Alder. Under lights. campbellriverultimate.com CR Art Gallery hours: 12-5pm Campbell River Library Hours: 10am-8pm Weight Watchers Meeting Maritime Heritage Museum 11:30am CR Networking Association Lunch 12pm. Royal Coachman Carriage Room. www. campbellrivernetworking.ca Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Mitlenatch Room - CR Hospital. First Thurs. of the month. Jane Hope: 1-800-462-2833. In the Know Sessions & Parent Networking 7-9pm. Robron Centre. 3rd Thurs. every month. FMI: colleen@ forcesociety.com. 1-855-8878004. www.forcesociety.com C.R. Healing Room-11a.m.-

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FRIDAYS Seniors’ Centre Sportsplex Lunch, 12:00-3:00 Mexican train, cards. 50/50 draw. For more info: 250-914-4401. Archery Range Hours 6:308pm. FMI 250-923-1838. CR. Fish & Wildlifehttp://www.crfw. net Family Gym-Walking-7yrs. 10:30-11:30am. Sportsplex. Free. Drop In. Open Mic Nite: Serious Coffee 7-10pm. 250-923-1312 CR Art Gallery hours: 12:005:00pm. www.crartgallery. Campbell River Library hours: 10:00am-8:00pm Gamblers Anonymous 7-9pm, St.Patrick’s Church, 34 S. Alder Street.

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SATURDAYS CR Art Gallery hours: 12:005:00pm. www.crartgallery.ca Campbell River Library hours: 10am-5pm Weight Watchers Mtg 9:30am Maritime Heritage Museum Open Mike at the Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island. 9pm. 250285-3322. 1-888-605-4545. Family Fun 5pin Bowling: CR Bowling Ctr. 5:30pm. 286.1177 Rock n’ Bowl 9p.m.-12a.m. CR Bowling Centre. 250-286-1177.

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Everything Swap Meet/Garage Sale. Sat. April 5. 9am-1pm. CRCS, 250 S. Dogwood St.. Tables avail. 250-850-2525. Great selection. Bottle Drive for the Johnson-Bouzane Family who lost everything in a house fire . Sat. April 5. Drop off empties & other donations to The Black Creek Community Centre, 2001 Black Creek Rd. 9am-12pm. 250-337-5190. bccaprog@telus. net Dancing & Tapas for the Rotary Wheelchair Foundation. Sat. April 5. North Island College. –Tickets available from NIC cafeteria. Worldwide Cycling Holidays. Tues. April 8. Free Presentation. 7pm. Swicked Cycles, 1791 Spruce St. RSVP Yvonne 250.204.3332. Email: TravelwithYvonne@uniserve.com CR Parkinson self help support group Wed. April 9. 1:30.pm, Baptist Church, Room 201. Guest speaker: dietician from Island Health. Newcomers always welcome. Pat @ 250 286 1354 Lunch and Learn Thurs. April 10. 12:00 - 1:00pm. Thulin Room, Maritime Heritage Centre. RSVP: rsvp@ypcampbellriver. com. Open to non-members. www.ypcampbellriver.com. Annual Plant and Jumble Sale Sat. April 12. Community Centre 10am-1pm. Proceeds to 50+Programming. Island Voices presents “Rhythm of Life” with guest singer & harpist, Roger Helfrick, 7 pm, Sat. Apr 12, Maritime Heritage Centre, 7 pm, Apr 13, Comox United. Tickets: CR Info Centre, Laughing Oyster, BlueHeron, www. islandvoiceschamberchoir.bc.ca A Workshop Retreat for Couples Sat. April 26. Ocean Resort, 9:30am-4:30pm. For more info and to register contact: Frances Ferguson, B.Ed. Registered Clinical Counsellor 778418-1818. franferguson@shaw.ca www.francesferguson.com. 13th Annual Angel Rock Benefit & Dance Sat. May 3   Campbell River’s Thunderbird Hall. Orleans/Mardi Gras theme. Come dressed in costume or your best “black & white”.  Tickets:  $50 per person at the CR Hospice Society office (301 Dogwood Street) or call 250-286-1121 An Evening with Nyuymbalees Cultural Centre Sat. May 3. Quinsam Recreation Hall, 5pm. Cocktails, dinner, program & auction. For tickets & more info call 250-285-3733 or visit nuymbalees.com.

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dous amount of energy in production.” The group told council that bottled water sold in the city can be thousands of times more expensive than water from the tap, even though it’s estimated that a large percentage of bottled water comes from municipal water systems. Council was also told that many water bottles end up on beaches, in parks and other public spaces as litter and in the landfills which are costly to operate and nearing capacity. Banks was joined in her presentation by Murray Etty and Anna Kubacki. The three spoke to council to ask that councillors consider designating Campbell River a Blue Community. The Blue Communities project is a joint initiative between the

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The Campbell River Storm made a modest profit during home games this season but suffered significant losses on the road. Wes Roed, governor of the Storm, broke down the team’s costs and revenues for the Strathcona Regional District in January. “For every home game, on average, we generate an $1,100 gate,” Roed wrote. “For every road game, the expenses are on average $1,200 – an immediate $100 deficit even before calculating expenses equalling a minimum of $2,400 plus per season. The picture, however, gets even bleaker from there.” While the Storm generate $1,100 on average for home games, the team spends $710 each game on dressing room and office rent ($100), coaches ($150), programs ($100), referees ($290), a play-by-play announcer ($40), photographer ($20), and pucks ($10). That leaves the Storm with a $390 profit per game. However, the team incurs expenses of $1,200 for each road game, pay-

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ing $700 for a bus, $225 for a driver, and $275 for gas. Subtracting the cost for each road game from the $390 profit from home games leaves the Storm with an approximate $800 shortfall, or $20,000 per season. Roed and Storm coowner Kevin Spooner asked the regional district, via the Strathcona Gardens Commission, in January to give the team a break in ice rental fees for a portion of the Storm’s playoff run and include the ice time as part of the team’s $33,000 annual fee. “We hope that asking for the six playoff games will be within reason,” Roed wrote. “While it is true that the cost is only an additional $200-$300 per game, it is an amount that continues to push the deficit even further into the red.”

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A group of clean water advocates wants the city to ban the sale of bottled water. Three members of Campbell River’s Council of Canadians branch urged council last week to consider banning bottled water in all city owned and administered concessions, vending machines, and public facilities where access to tap water exists. Joanne Banks said Campbell River’s tap water is safe, healthy and substantially more sustainable than singleuse water bottles. “Bottled water undermines tap water. They say bottled water is cleaner and safer,” Banks said. “Luckily, Canadians aren’t buying the bottled water sales job. The facts are clear –bottled water is less regulated than tap water, it produces mountains of garbage, and it uses a tremen-

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Canada. That would devastate the province’s economy, says the Auditor General. While the government responded by promising to take immediate action to address the Auditor General’s concerns, it’s hard to imagine we’ll ever reach a state of preparedness that will allow scientists to exhale and challenge Mother Nature to bring it on. No country is better prepared for the “big one” than Japan. After all, it’s been hit by a fifth of the world’s biggest earthquakes. But when a magnitude-9 earthquake, followed by a huge tidal wave, hit northeast Japan in March, 2011, the

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Conversations with Mike By Paul Rudan

Six a.m., more than an hour away until sunrise, but the early morning glow is already breaking up the darkness. I’m heading downtown when I see the huge shadow moving across Spirit Square. I quickly pull over and kill the lights on the old pickup to have a better look as the monstrous silhouette glides back and forth in a graceful dance. “Good Lord,” I whisper, “it’s Sasquatch!” Gently, I roll the window down and listen closely because I think the beast is speaking. “Grasp the sparrow’s tail,” says the deep, calm voice as the body and limbs flow together in elegant unison. “Hand strums the lute...” What the?...holy mackerel, that’s...that’s Big Logger Mike’s voice...and...and, I

think he’s doing Tai Chi! “Step back and repulse the monkey, right,” he continues, still not seeing me. “Step back and repulse the monkey, left.” Slightly stunned, I finally break my silence, “Oh I’m sure you’ve repulsed more than a few monkeys in your drinking days!” Big Mike snaps his head to my direction, but doesn’t freak out like he usually does. Instead, he repulses the final invisible primate and chants one last mantra, “Embrace the tiger and return to mountain,” he says calmly, performing the ancient Chinese martial art. Slipping off his black silk Tai Chi gown, Logger Mike starts to resemble his old yellow self as he hangs the silks with care, dons his big wide-brim hat and the strides back to the spar pole.

“In Chinese, that last move is called ‘bao hu gui shan’, just so ya know,” he says with a nod in my direction, as he climbs the pole with ease. Even I’m impressed, “You got up there like a young buck,” I say with a responding nod back. As the day brightens I finally see Big Mike breaking into a wide smile as he glances down. “Thanks, I’m feelin’ pretty darn good since I started doin’ this a few months back. Heck, I’m not even taking my arthritis meds anymore!” he says with a righteous nod. “Why Tai Chi and not hot yoga where all the good looking cougars are hanging out?” I ask. He shakes his head, “Old loggers hate the heat. Give us rain any day,” he

replies, and then grins. “Besides all the gals check me out. They just can’t resists a workin’ man in yella Carhartts!” And with that, Big Logger Mike flexes his left arm and kisses his massive bicep, “Yep, the muscles are toning up real nice and my mind seems calmer too!” A Zen-like look comes across the big guy as he turns his face to the first rays of the sunrise, “So what made you take up Tai Chi?” I ask. “Well,” he replies thoughtfully, “when you see and hear everything that goes on in this here city you need to do something to release all that energy. In the ol’ days we just got liquoured up and fought, but that’s not such a good idea now for the best ambassador this city’s got!” I laugh and shake my head. Then again, maybe he’s right?


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The city’s low-barrier homeless shelter will be open for another month. And that’s not the only good news. According to Campbell River RCMP, calls for service from problem areas has decreased since the shelter opened last October and this winter there were no deaths of homeless people due to exposure. “It’s the greatest measure of the shelter’s success,” said RCMP Insp. Lyle Gelinas. That wasn’t the case in recent years. From

January 2011 to February 2012, five middleaged homeless men were found dead in Campbell River during freezing winter days when there wasn’t a low-barrier shelter. For many years the Salvation Army has operated a shelter for homeless people, but guests are required to be sober when they arrive. And that’s a big barrier for the homeless who have issues with either substance addiction, alcoholism, mental health, or all the above. Last October, the 16-bed, low-barrier shelter opened beside the

downtown firehall, a pilot program operated by Radiant Life Church in partnership with Campbell River Family Services. According to Gelinas, there was an initial spike of nine calls for service from the shelter when it first opened. While it is low-barrier, there are some rules, and it only took a short time before the nightly guests complied. S i n c e No v e m b e r, there’s been about three calls a month for police assistance and that’s not the only drop-off seen by Mounties. Specifically, Gelinas cited four problem loca-

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in calls,” said representative Paul Mason. Mason also tipped his hat to city council which recently okayed the shelter remaining open till the end of April; it was due to close at the end of March. Nevertheless, the shelter – a converted shipping container on wheels that can be hauled away by a semi-truck – was donated by Shadow Lines Transportation Group of Langley and will leave the city at the conclusion of the pilot project. The long-term goal, said Mason, is to have a permanent low-barrier shelter that also serves

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determined the following year I would be back with something they have never seen before. I poured most of my paychecks into my truck and took it off the road for two months to prepare for its transformation. I called up the owner of Interco Tire and asked about some Supper Swamper tires. He said he had a set of 44x18.5x15 tires in his office that nobody has seen before. At that time the largest they made were 42”. I told him to send them to me I would figure out what I had to do to fit them under the truck. When they came in they looked big. So big I was getting worried. The custom leaf springs came back from the spring shop and I knew my calculations were correct. With all the multiple shocks in place, chassis freshly painted, motor work done, a lower gears installed it was ready

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the exhaust system still sticks in my mind. Outside it looked like a beast; people were slowing down to take a look. The show was a week later and I came home with first place. Mission accomplished. It was worth every penny of the $12,000 I put into it. Then I sold it for $15,500 in 1990 so that I could afford to get married . . . need I say any more? Tell me your truck story and please send pictures. ian.harwood@drivewaybc.ca

PROCESS Confessions of a Curber Audi sport ute has design appeal It’s only been a month, but I can see myself selling cars for a long, long time. I feel like a new man. One evening, I was in line at the superstore. An elderly gentleman saw my shopping cart. I had a new digital tire gauge that I was going to give to my next buyer. Turns out he was looking for a used car as he’d recently given his car to his grandson. He just needed something basic. “This is your lucky day!” I told him. The old fellow was around my father-in-law’s age – close to 80. He walked with a cane and had two ear pieces. I was practically shouting to him. What an easy sale. I decided to give him a ride and show him the car. He went on to tell me about his young granddaughter, too. At any rate, we got to the car – it was a base model with an automatic transmission. “It’s perfect for you, sir!” I exclaimed. He got in and sat at the wheel. His face lit up right away. I could tell that he’d been a car enthusiast in his younger days. “Where’d you get this car, son?” he asked me. “It’s my dad’s old car – he passed away and I

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just can’t keep it anymore,” I lied. In reality, I imported the car from Washington. It came with documents that mentioned New York State. The title was clean, so I assumed it was in good condition. I priced the vehicle quite high – well over its value. But he didn’t know, and he didn’t ask any more questions. I told him I had another buyer interested (another lie), and that he had to make a decision right away. With no hesitation, he got a bank draft and I gave him the keys. Like I promised, I threw in the new tire gauge. Marty gave me a wink and slowly drove off. Another foolish customer, I thought. No history report to keep me on my toes. And worse, he needs to get it inspected, registered and insured within 30 days - I didn’t bother. I just got my buddy in Bellingham to help me get it across. That evening, I took out the papers I’d received with the car. I decided to go over them more thoroughly. I guess I was a bit bored. Turns out, the vehicle had been registered in four U.S. states. Somewhere along the line, the rebuild* status was dropped. Probably intentionally. The inspection and ICBC will catch that. And who knows if the odometer is right? At least it’s no longer mine. *Rebuild – A vehicle written off as a total loss by an insurance company, then rebuilt and certified for use. This term does not describe a vehicle that has a new or repaired motor, transmission or other major part. Rebuilds offer savings when repaired well, but a buyer has a right to know it was rebuilt. But this buyer didn’t and Walt walked away with the cash.

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Audi is the fastest growing luxury brand in Canada likely due to excellent styling, impressive interior design and advanced engineering. Audi seems to be hitting the sweet spot in terms of appeal and design that is the envy of many other luxury brands. The Q5 has been a cornerstone of the Audi brand helping couples and families get into an Audi product but retain the functionality that is needed to move people and cargo around in style. Compact SUVs are growing so quickly in popularity that they might overtake compact cars in sales. The Q5 is sold with a turbocharged 4-cylinder, a turbocharged V6 diesel or two supercharged V6 gasoline models that will rip the tarmac off the road. The SQ5 is the top of the line Q5; it comes with just a few options and makes an already excellent product oh so much fun. Looks – When I picked up my test SQ5, something looked different. I quickly realized that the 20-inch wheels had

been replaced by 19-inch wheels, fitted with winter tires. The stance of the SQ5 looks so much better with 20-inch wheels or the optional 21-inch wheels for just $1,000 more. The SQ5 has a slightly lower ride than the other Q5 models and comes with splash of grey trim inside the front air intakes, side mirrors, rear air diffuser, plus subtle badging. It could be argued that the SQ5 is a little too subtle for the $57,000 starting price. Inside – Audi has been referenced as the high point in interior design. I would agree that the latest products have some wonderful materials and design but this SQ5 is starting to show its age a bit. The screen in the dash is on the small side compared to huge screens from BMWs X3 and domestic brands like the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The lower parts of the dash and doors still have hard plastic bits, where BMW does a better job of covering theirs in softtouch materials. Even on this top model, Audi still charges a whopping $3,200 for navigation and $1,000 for the Bang

& Olufson sound system. In this day of navigation-equipped smartphones, the obscene amounts car companies charge for navi-equipped cars will soon end. On the positive side, the SQ5 is fitted with superb seats that are bolstered perfectly and covered in ultra-soft leather. The seating position is first rate as is outward visibility, cargo space and rear seat room. Drive – The base Q5 is fitted with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder with 220hp. This model is a nice balance of fuel economy and driving pleasure. The SQ5 comes with a supercharged 3.0L V6 with a heart stopping 347hp. The base car will take a run to 100km/h in 7.1 seconds, the SQ5 in just 5.3 seconds, almost a full 2 seconds quicker. What is the most impressive part of the SQ5 is just how good it is to drive in any situation, thanks to the standard Audi Drive Select system. Being able to change the sensitivity of the steering, throttle response, transmission changes and even the sound of the engine,

makes this SQ5 a pleasure in stop and go driving or full throttle passing on the highway. I found the comfort setting to be best in the city and the dynamic setting for open road cruising. The ride is firm and very responsive without being too choppy and combined with the potent engine can be placed into corners and is sucked to the pavement thanks to a sophisticated Quattro AWD system. Verdict The Q5 is a solid choice for anyone looking for a premium compact SUV. The base 4-cylinder model starts at $40,900 and is the best seller. This SQ5 is the powerhouse version and does everything so well, point it where you want to go and it will get the driver there with a smile on their face. What might be the best of both worlds in the 3.0L turbocharged diesel Q5 with 428 lb.-ft. of thunderous torque that makes it very quick, but also more fuel-efficient, or the detuned 3.0L supercharged V6 with 272hp. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca


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14th on bars, 16th on floor, 28th on beam; 19th in All Around. Level 3 Argo Ksenia Stansell - 8th place on vault and beam, 10th on floor, 11th on bars; 10th in All Around. Level 3 Tyro (2003) Brooklyn Batch - 5th place on bars, 14th on floor, 18th on beam; 11th All Around. Level 3 Tyro (2002) Brianna Pollock - 7th on beam, 17th on floor and vault, 22nd spot on the bars; 16th in All Around. Level 3 Novice Reese Wheeldon silver medal on vault, bronze medal on floor, 6th on bars, 9th on beam; 4th place in All Around. Level 3 Open Mackenzie Johnson 6th on bars, 9th on floor, 12th on vault, 13th on beam; 10th place in All Around. Katie Lund - 4th on vault, 11th on beam, 12th on floor, 16th on bars; 10th place in the All around. Level 4 Tyro

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tus in All Around. Level 3 Under 13 boys Carson Ogg - Provincial Champion on Parallel bars, silver medal on floor, 10th on rings, 13th on pommel horse, 17th on vault, 26th on high bar; 13th in All Around. Riley Michael - 7th on floor and vault, 10th on the pommel horse, 12th on p-bars, 13th on the rings, 24th on high bar; 15th in the All Around. Level 4 under 13 boys Quinn Kuschel-Ross - Provincial Champion on floor, silver medal on high bar, bronze on p-bars, 5th on the pommel horse, 7th on rings, 8th on the vault; bronze medal in All Around. Kuschel-Ross also qualified on the BC team for the Western Canadian Championships. Liam Deagle - silver medal on vault, 4th on both pommel horse and p-bars, 6th on both rings and high bar, 8th on floor; 6th in All Around and is an alternate for the Western Canadian Championships.

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Island. They found the clams placed in ancient human-constructed terraces grew nearly twice as fast and were more likely to survive than baby clams transplanted into unmodified beaches in the same area. “We discovered that by flattening the slope of the beach ancient clam gardens expanded the real-estate for clams at the intertidal height at which they grow and survive best,” SFU ecologist Anne Salomon said. She said traditional knowledge from modern First Nations indicates their ancestors boosted the gardens’ productivity by adding ground clam shell and pebbles to them.” Four times as many butter clams and twice as many littleneck clams

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group to provide customers with an interactive experience that adds fun to grocery shopping. “We try to do things in a way that is difficult to duplicate and improves the shopping experience, such as unique store design and using technology differently,” says founding partner John Briuolo of Qualicum Foods. “Customers can choose their own ‘daily special,’ in addition to the traditional specials listed in the current flyer. It’s like a little treasure hunt for customers. Over time they have figured out the best items to choose that are not in the flyer. In fact, they share

their best secret items with their friends and it creates a word of mouth buzz that advertising can’t buy. “Another first in the food industry is how customers activate special offers on their mobile device or home computer which are then available instantly and seamlessly at any checkout, specifically for that person.” Quality Foods is an independent grocer operating eleven award-winning stores on Vancouver Island (and Powell River). A twelfth store in the Victoria area’s West Shore community is planned for this summer.

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Feds fork over funds for North Island seniors programs

Seniors in Vancouver Island North will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations, help raise awareness of elder abuse and take part in social activities thanks to the funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program announced by John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). “Our Government is proud to work with organizations across Canada that involve seniors in local projects showcasing their skills, knowledge and experience,” Wong said. “Our Government recognizes the valuable contribution seniors have made to our society and the economy. By supporting New Horizons for Seniors Program projects, we are acting to ensure that seniors maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their communities,” Duncan said. Ten local organizations are receiving funding for their projects from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. n Association Francophone de Campbell River – Seniors involved with the organization will lead meetings and exchanges, sharing experiences and values, with

Grade 8 French immersion youth who will document and share these through various medias. nCampbell River & District Museum and Archives, Campbell River – Seniors involved with the organization will interview other seniors to create a video documentar y about agricultural production methods of the past. n Campbell River and District Adult Care Society – The organiztion will purchase and install automatic doors with mag locks and doorbells to continue with lunch, exercise, music and day tour programs for seniors to remain active and less isolated. n Campbell River He ad Injur y Support Society – Seniors involved with the organization will be involved in all aspects of the creation of an educational DVD relating to the effects of brain injuries on seniors and other generations. n Campbell River Women’s C entre – Seniors involved with theorganization will establish a coordinated community response network and provide community education, primarity to seniors, about elder abuse. n Heritage Hall Community Club, Sayward – The organization will replace the roof and resurface the concrete floor of their Pavilion to allow seniors to continue with carpet bowling, garden club, pot luck din-

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Sunday jazz at the Royal Coachman March 30 will be a little different with a performance by the bitz. Who are the bitz? As the pieces fall together you will discover who they are. But you will discover highly original transgenred songstyles with progressive pop sensibilities and lyrics to match. Drop by the Royal Coachman on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Tribute All In All on keyboards and the newest member, Campbell River’s own George M formerly of Mr. Completely on bass. Tickets are $15 available at Pedal Your World, Western Equipment and Melinda at 250-2020897.

Kids ages 7-12 will get the chance to learn the basics of watercolour from Quadra Island artist Perry Johnston at an upcoming class at the Campbell River Art Gallery. The class, for children aged seven to 12, takes place over four sessions, Wednesdays, April 2 to April 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The classes are designed for juniors and will cover techniques, washes, glazing, splatter and spray effects and more. Participants will learn about the colour wheel and basic design elements, but the focus will be on enjoying a playful painting experience. Johnston has been drawing and painting most of her life and her watercolours have been exhibited in numerous shows. Having received professional art

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Celebrate Wildlife Week at MARS National Wildlife Week (NWW) is celebrated each year during the week of April 10, in honour of the late Jack Miner, who was instrumental in founding Canada’s conservation movement. He is credited with saving Canada Geese from extinction. Throughout Canada each year, the week in which April 10, the birthday of the late Jack Miner, occurs is known and observed as National Wildlife Week, so that interested clubs, associations and organizations may, on the day of that week most suitable to them, disseminate information pertinent to wildlife

conservation. MARS has celebrated NWW every year since 1995 in order to help bring about awareness of native wildlife and explore the many habitats where wildlife are found and the different species and how we can protect them. MARS encouragse the public to come to their wildlife centre during a one day event on Sunday, April 6 to see what they do to help wildlife in distress. Here you can view some of the enclosures that serve to rehabilitate up to 80 species each year, with on average 450 animals in care annually. Their volunteers are

Moms mentoring Moms looking for participants The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society is offering training for the Moms Mentoring Moms Program in Campbell River. If you are a mom and have three hours a week you can devote to another mom who would like a mentor, this may be a program for you. The training for this program is planned for one night a week for five weeks. Mentors are screened and trained prior to being matched with a mom. The mentors are community volunteers and are trained and supervised by the volunteer coordinator. They must commit

to being available for at least three hours a week to support and empower a mom who may not otherwise be able to access some of the services in our community. If you are a mom who has been impacted by addiction in your life and would like to be able to get out and enjoy the company of another mom and do some fun things with or without your children, then this may be a program for you too. For information contact Bonnie McGill, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@annelmorehouse.ca or phone 250 287-7384 and leave a message.

busy planning the event with displays, a book and plant sale, and, of course, other merchandise, including posters, a bake sale and bird houses. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MARS’ Wildlife Centre located in Merville at 6817 Headquarters Road. MARS live wildlife ambassadors, Horus, Brinley and Shakespeare will be on hand for everyone to see and photograph while perched on their handlers gloves. Tundra, a wolf-dog will also be on hand to photograph. Maj Birch, founder of MARS says, “Each year we celebrate this

event and every year the public come to see what is new and how we help wildlife. Last year we had over 500 attend this event. MARS’ new mascot will be greeting kids of all ages and his new name will be revealed as many folks have offered their suggestions. There will be other displays by local environmental groups, such as Nature Comox Valley and the Comox Valley Conservation Strategy will also be on site to discuss their programs and what they are doing to help conserve wildlife and its habitat. Visit www.wingtips. org for more information.

MP’s office slated for health protest A “Rally For Public Health Care” will be held Monday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m. outside Conservative MP John Duncan’s Campbell River constituency office (1250F Cedar Street). The Campbell River and Comox Valley chapters of the Council of Canadians along with the B.C. Health Coalition are holding a short rally on the occasion of the expiry of Canada’s Health Care Accord. March 31 is a National Day of Action with events across Canada to demand that the Conservative government renegotiate a new Health Care Accord which enforces the principles and provisions of the Canada Health Act and transfers sufficient health care funds to the provinces. This is an opportunity to get information on the Harper government’s health care agenda and on how to take action on getting provincial premiers and Prime Minister Harper back to the table to protect, strengthen and extend public health care for all Canadians. For more information, e-mail surfdust@telus. net or phone 250-286-3019.

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Senators to visit aquaculture operations Visiting senators could provide a great boost to the salmon farming business on Vancouver Island, say the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and BC Salmon Farmers Association. Members of the Senate Standing Committee for Fisheries and Oceans are visiting Tofino, Campbell River, Comox Valley and Nanaimo next week on a fact-finding tour. The committee is currently researching a study on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada. “We are looking forward to the Senators touring our members operations, and having the opportunity to share our positive outlook on the sector in Canada,” said Jeremy Dunn, Executive Director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. “We know that strong rules about salmon farming are important to the public, and we welcome the stringent standards that a stand-alone Aquaculture Act would bring, as our members have shown

their determination to meet and exceed high expectations”. In December 2010, the federal government took over regulatory authority for the sector from the provincial government. Currently, finfish and shellfish farming in BC is regulated under the Fisheries Act – which has led to some awkward and at times, repetitive and overlapping, rules. The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance – a national body the BCSFA is a member of – is advocating for an Aquaculture Act that could better focus regulation. “Aquaculture is an important part of the economic fabric of Campbell River and we are glad these Senators are coming to learn more about how they can help it achieve its full potential and be an even greater part of our community,” said Colleen Evans, President and CEO of the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce. “The potential new jobs and economic opportunity this could create in a community like Campbell River is exciting.”

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A North Vancouver Island lighthouse has become one of the rare few to receive heritage protection. The Nootka light station was designated March 12 as B.C.’s fifth heritage lighthouse, on a recommendation from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. North Island MP John Duncan said the heritage status means the lighthouse, located on the ancestral territory of the Mowachaht-

Muchalaht First Nation, will be protected and preserved under Canada’s Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act. “Our government is committed to protecting historic sites that we hold dear, including heritage lighthouses which are an integral part of the maritime identity of many Canadians,” Duncan said in a release. “The Nootka light station, which is still in operation, is part of an incredibly rich history that stretches over thousands of years.” The Strathcona

Regional District had the opportunity to nominate the Nootka light station, as well as those at Cape Mudge and Chatham Point, for heritage status two years ago. The federal government at the time launched a campaign encouraging individuals and local governments to nominate lighthouses for protection via signed petitions. Director Jim Abram, who has been an advocate for lighthouses for more than 25 years, encouraged the board

to go through with the nominations. However, as the structures are located on First Nations traditional territories, the regional district elected to first gather input from the respective First Nation communities. Only a handful of B.C.’s 30 historic lighthouses were nominated at the time and today, only four lighthouses, other than Nootka, have received heritage designation under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act. They are: Fisgard (in Victo-

ria), East Point (Saturna), Active Pass and Estevan Point. History Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island at the entrance to Nootka Sound, the history of the Nootka lighthouse dates back to 1906, when the storekeeper at Friendly Cove established a light to assist mariners in the area. Three years later, a petition was sent to the federal government asking for a permanent light to mark Nootka Sound.

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A proposal to provide additional Quadra Island properties with sewer service has new life. The Strathcona Regional District is offering once again to hook up homes in Quathiaski Cove, near the BC Ferry terminal, to the island’s sewer system but this time at a cheaper price. The difference, compared to the original proposal in 2012, is in the thousands of dollars. Russ Hotsenpiller, CAO of the regional district, is recommending the project be put to a referendum in order to gauge the level of support. “In light of the feedback received as part of the public meetings held to-date, staff recom-

mend that elector assent now be sought for the revised option two – 36 lots,” Hotsenpiller said. “On the basis of the history associated with this project, namely the failed petition process in May 2012, it is recommended that elector assent by voting be sought, despite it being a costly and lengthy process.” Only 30 per cent of affected residents signed the petition two years ago in support of the project which originally required property owners to contribute a $16,630 one-time payment or pay a parcel tax of approximately $1,400 for 20 years. Now, that cost has been revised to $9,100 per property because the regional board is prepared to use some of its Community Works Funds to fund up to

$400,000 of the sewer expansion project. “The lowered property owner contribution costs (are) a result of the proposed application of a Gas Tax subsidy, representing approximately 50 per cent of the project cost,” Hotsenpiller said. The regional district approached residents in November with the new figure and revised its option one expansion from four to five lots on Green Road and its option two expansion

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At a weekend rally for his B.C. NDP leadership bid, John Horgan welcomed 10 new MLA supporters, including MLA Claire Trevena. Horgan told a New Westminster rally that real leadership takes a strong and diverse team that can connect with all British Columbians. “I am incredibly grateful for the support and encouragement from this group of talented and committed colleagues and the growing number of New Democrats throughout the province,” said Horgan.

Trevena said Horgan has what it takes to lead the NDP. “John understands that real leadership is about working together for a strong and sustainable economy, and creating opportunities for British Columbians,” said North Island NDP MLA Claire Trevena. “He’s ready, he understands what people care about and what it takes to win.” Trevena was elected as the MLA for the North Island in 2009 and reelected in 2013. She is Opposition critic for transportation and ferries. “Claire and I have worked together on issues important to all Islanders,” said Horgan. “We’ve spent a lot of time together, talking to constituents about their priorities. I’m proud of her advocacy and glad to have her on my team.”

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Assu led a protest that had the system revoked. Later, trading produce or livestock for goods at the store helped many islanders through difficult times. In 1917, Walter Crawford, who had been the village’s first wharfinger, opened a store to serve residents in what became known as Campbellton. The store was first called Crawford and McNeil’s, then with succeeding ownerships, the name changed to Alex McLean’s General Store, then the B&G (Brown & Gillespie) Store, and finally Tops Café before the building was demolished in 1959. In the Salmon River Valley, Hans Otto Sacht opened a store to serve the native village and

farming settlement at Sayward. Sacht acquired a clear, 40-foot (12 metre) Douglas fir board from a local logging company for his store counter and trade passed over this famous long counter for half a century. Rene Harding described going to the store as a child in 1920: I looked around. Men’s rain clothes, mackinaws, gumboots and caulk boots hung along one wall. There were lanterns, hardware, and all manner of tools piled in another area, and in the middle of the floor were stacks of sacks containing flour and other stuffs, big boxes of cheese, a barrel of salt pork,… and only Hans Otto Sacht knew what.

The Thulin’s Campbell River General Store was destroyed by a fire in December 1917 but the owners quickly established a temporary business nearby, and by 1920 had opened a large new store on the previous site. In 1926, Frank Cross and David Vanstone bought the store and added a meat market at the back, that was run by the Comox Co-operative Society. Jean (Reid) McNeill was employed at the store in 1928 and later wrote of her experiences: There were only the three of us. We worked long hours from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and I had half a day off once a week. It was a friendly store, and many interesting visitors dropped in.

In the late 1940s, the Laver family purchased the business, and renamed it Laver’s Department Store. This was auspicious timing as during the 1950s the area experienced rapid growth and increased prosperity. The big old building that housed the store became a downtown landmark, and Laver’s Department store was a local institution until it closed in 1981. “Laver’s was marvellous,” said one former customer. “I’m sorry it’s gone. It leaked a lot and there was always patching being done to it, but the people there made it a lovely store. The staff cared about you and knew all the customers by name. “I miss it because if there was anything you couldn’t find elsewhere you knew you could always get it at Laver’s.” Descendants of the original Thulin family continue today in the family’s retail tradition and operate Home Hardware. In Campbell River, although many older buildings have disappeared, there are still many retail businesses that are small and locally owned. In a world where so much is available to us, it is encouraging to see the trend towards shopping locally and supporting our entrepreneurs.

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HAEGLE, Margaret Margaret Ethel Ethel HEAGLE, Margaret Ethel Ethel Heagle Heagle passed passed Margaret away on on March March 24, 24, 2014. 2014. Margaret Margaret away was born in East Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia, November 19, 1925. She was predeceased by her first husband, Stan Grant and second husband, Don Heagle. She is survived survived by by her her children, children, Gail Gail Grant-McAssey, Grant-McAssey, Gary Gary (Vivienne) (Vivienne) Grant; Grant; step-daughters step-daughters Lynne Lynne (Mike) Ryan, (Mike) Ryan, Nancy Nancy (Herb) (Herb) Eigl; Eigl; grandchildren Brandon (Colleen) grandchildren Brandon (Colleen) Devnich, Dayton (Dianne) Devnich, Christopher (Jennifer) Devnich, Dayton (Dianne) Devnich, Christopher (Jennifer) Grant, Joanne (Cameron) Grant, Jeremy (M) Eigl, Aurora Grant, Joanne (Cameron) Grant, Jeremy (M) Eigl,Beckett, Aurora (Shane) Chandler; great-grandchildren Jaxon, (Shane) Chandler; great-grandchildren Jaxon, Beckett, Mackenzie, Evan and “Boots� the cat. Mackenzie, Evan and “Boots� the cat.

June 15, 1963-March 29, 1988

Our Dearest Tracy You are always missed, loved and tucked into our hearts forever.

Thanks to the doctors and other staff at Campbell River Hospital special thanks to her neighbour Thanks and to the doctors and other staff atJeff. Campbell River

All your family xxoo

and special thanks to her Jeff. AHospital Celebration of Life will be held forneighbour Margaret on Saturday, April 5A from 1:00-4:00 pmwill at 855 South Hwy,onCampbell Celebration of Life be held forIsland Margaret Saturday,River. April

5 from 1:00-4:00 pm at 855 South Island Hwy, Campbell River.

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BEZAIRE – Patricia Joan “Pat� March 24, 2014



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Tracy Frances Thatchuk

Patricia fought a long, courageous battle with cancer, which ended peacefully on March 24, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Tom, and her three children, Tom (Karen), Chris (Tania) and Michelle (Reg); seven grandchildren, Blaire, Cody, Mackenzie, Graden, Brandon, Kayleigh and Steven; three sisters, Karen (Gary), Diane (Don), Susan (Rick) and brother Alan (Cory); predeceased by her brother Terry (Ramona). A heartfelt thank you to all the doctors, nurses and home support workers for their compassion and support throughout the years. Patricia was very hard working and worked many years as a receptionist/bookkeeper. She will be remembered fondly for her friendly face and helpful ways. She had a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humour that made it easy to be her friend. Most importantly, she will be remembered that she led a happy life, caring for her family, tending to her garden, and caring for the many animals that came to know the Bezaire Farm as home. She was a devoted wife, mother & friend, and kept the family together with her many family celebrations. She will leave behind in her legacy, a woman known with much inner strength and beauty. She never asked for much, but gave lots. We will miss you. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. In consideration of Patricia’s memory, donations may be directed to a charity of your choice.

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Crematorium

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 12TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 17, 18 and 19 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901

Eagles Recovered Bike Sale. First of the season. Sun. Mar. 30. 9am-12pm. 900 Alder St. Proceeds to local charities.

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DEATHS

DEATHS

Daniel Tipton

March 3, 1942-March 2, 2014 Daniel Tipton was born on March 3rd, 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia and passed away suddenly in his home of Black Creek on March 2, 2014. Daniel was a man of strong convictions, a gentle heart and imparted the ability to find laughter in all of life’s ebb and flow. Dan is survived by his loving wife Kathy, sons Daniel and John, daughter Susanne, and grandchildren Cain, Loki and Jove. Daniel will be forever and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Lung Association.

GRESL, Caroline Ruth

Dec. 4, 1931 – Mar. 17, 2014 We are sad to announce the passing of Carol, who is survived by her loving husband Louie, her sister Elsie Hildebrand (Paul), and her brother Herman Lang (Shirley). She will be greatly missed by her nieces Winnie Ferrier (Max) and Marilyn Wiens (Dale) and her nephew Terry Gresl. Carol was a kind and happy person who enjoyed many travels with Louie. She had lots of fun times with her friends and relatives. She was a very efficient secretary prior to her retirement. She enjoyed many years of gardening, canning, wine making, baking and socializing in Burnaby and Black Creek. She will be sorely missed.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

IN MEMORIAM

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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. April 11~ 6pm-10pm Sat. April 12~ 8am-noon C.O.R.E. continues April 14, 15, 16 6pm-10pm Two pieces of ID required. For info contact: Granlund Fire Arms 250-286-9996 2nd Hand Military Store 250-337-1750 Tyee Marine 250-334-2942

CERTIFIED HAIRSTYLIST wanted for busy salon in Willow Point. Part-time hours. Experience and clientele an asset. Apply in person to The Chameleon Hair Lounge, located in the Willows Market; 202-2266 South Island Hwy. ESTHETICAN WANTED at Eden Street Salon and Day Spa. Are you looking for a place where you will be appreciated and you can flourish? We are the right place with a mature business and strong leadership looking for you! Must have internal motivation to provide exceptional customer service, and be a great team player! Apply in person with resume to 2701 Eden Street, Campbell River.

HELP WANTED

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AMY’S ASIAN Food & Cafe, is now hiring F/T Food Counter Attendants, $10.40 per hr, no experience needed, good communication skills, flexible on all shifts. Email resume to: cafe.asian@yahoo.ca

HAIR STYLIST WANTED. $1000 Hiring Bonus for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Courtenay location. Guaranteed $12.50 per hour, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, 25% profit sharing, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1-866-472-4339 today for an interview or send resume to careers@fchsk.ca

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Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland opportunities. Top Wages & BeneďŹ ts. Relocation costs paid to qualiďŹ ed applicants. E-mail: hiring@ parkerjohnston.com or Call: (1)250-382-9181

Housekeeping Staff

Reliable, physically fit individuals with some industry experience preferred. Applicant is able to work in a team environment with little or no supervision, detail oriented. Apply in person with resume to Monica @ Salmon Point Resort, mornings Mon. thru Fri. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Qualified people please submit resumes to

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Experienced Receptionist/OfďŹ ce Administrator and part-time CDA required for busy, family dental practice.Please email resume to pierstreetdental@shaw.ca or drop off at: 201-871 Island Highway,Campbell River

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

Must have customer service knowledge and computerized cash register experience. Job includes sales, shipping & receiving, heavy lifting, you must be able to lift 40lbs. This job is for Saturdays and Sundays, approximately 14.5 hours per week or more as needed. Starting wage is $11.00 per hour.

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259. TICKETED WELDER- is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at: www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

(One Year Contract Position)

Englewood Forest Operation

Detailed job postings can be viewed at

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We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive beneĂ°ts package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualiĂ°cations, and want to experience the special West Coast lifestyle reply in conĂ°dence to: Human Resources Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

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(Holberg Forest Operation)

COUNSELLING

Send resume with driver’s abstract to nancy@whitesdiesel.com. No phone calls please.

Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed the safety of employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results.

Port McNeill Forest Operation (Term – 15 months)

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Journeyman Diesel & Gas Mechanic required for busy marine and generator repair shop. Candidate must be reliable, have experience in troubleshooting, overhauling of diesel and gas engines, work independently in the field or as a team. Marine and/or generator experience is an asset. We offer a competitive wage with full benefits. Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 4:30. Must have a clean driver’s abstract. Please apply at #2 – 2705 N. Island Hwy – Fresh Water Marina with Resume and Driver’s Abstract.

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YARD MAINT, year round or 1 time,split/stack fire wood. Reasonalbale rates.250-850-9648

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PART-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT We require a mature, reliable Part-time Office Assistant. Duties will include, but are not limited to data entry, processing invoices, answering phones, filing, internet sales. These duties require a self-starter with excellent customer service skills. Successful Applicant must have bookkeeping experience, excellent time management and organizational skills.

WORK WANTED

Northern Vancouver Island

Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. The Scale Specialist will provide production and administrative support and vacation relief coverage for our North Island Timberlands Operations. The position will be initially located in Port Alice, B.C., but it is expected that the successful candidate will also support our Port Alice, Port McNeill, Port Hardy and Englewood timberlands operations. A detailed job posting and application requirements can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/2014/03/scale-specialist-contract-position/

Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics The ideal candidate must possess a valid, recognized Canadian Inter-Provincial CertiďŹ cate or T.Q for B.C. Candidates must have excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to read and understand electric, air, and hydraulic schematics. Applicants must be comfortable working in an underground shop. Nyrstar Myra Falls is a complex and challenging underground hard rock mine which produces zinc, copper, lead and gold concentrates. The Company offers an industry competitive wage and a comprehensive beneďŹ ts package. Please submit your resume, stating the position you are applying for, with a minimum of three work related references to: Human Resources Department Nyrstar Myra Falls P.O. Box 8000 Campbell River, BC V9W 5E2 Fax: 250-287-2093 email: careers.myrafalls@nyrstar.com email: natalie.clark@nyrstar.com We thank all those who apply, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CA

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PAINTING EVELYN M. Interior Painting: Interior prep to completion. I always use low odour paint. Colour consulting available, free estimates. No muss, no fuss! 250-204-4417.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

UNDER $400

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

TOWNHOUSES

AUTO FINANCING

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

QUEEN SIZE BED. Euro Top Plush. 30 days old. Mint Cond. Mattress & box. Frame & delivery possible. 250-202-8776

2 BDRMS- Large townhouse style apts, close to hospital, 3 schools, on site W/D. Small pets ok. Available April 15. $750. Call 250-202-0656.

4 bdrm, 3bth on 2.5 acres/furnished & 3bdrm, 2 bth furnished & 2 bdrm 1 bth, furnished/handicapped access.250-287-0888

CREEKSIDE VILLAGE

FRIENDLY FRANK

2 BDRM Suite. Close to town. Exceptional view. Large patio. Heat/hot water incl. Refs. req’d. $675/mth. Avail. April 1. 250-830-4313

CAMPBELL RIVER: 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 1800 sq ft, ocean view, 5 appls, must be mature non smokers, small pet neg. $1350. Avail. Apr. 1. Call 250286-6818 slstewart@shaw.ca

CANNING JARS with LIDS. Approximately 40. Call 250926-0438

GARAGE SALES 2210A S. Island Hwy. Inside LJ’s 2nd Hand Store. Sat. Mar. 29. 8am-4pm. 1985 G-30 Cube Van, Desa kerosen heater, antiques, jewelry, collectibles, furniture, painting projects. Too much to list.

BRIGHT COZY 2bed 2bath home on sunny 2+acres $284,000. England Rd. Courtenay. See more craigslist or contact shrugun@yahoo.com for details. Country living w/city convenience

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 17’ COSCO Aluminum multi purpose ladder - $75. Minikota Electric outboard motor, 28lL thrust, 5 speed - $100. SnowBear 4x8/12� wheels Utility trailer, side & top covered $900. Phone 250-339-5530 2 CERAMIC KILNS w/furniture. Evenflow 25amps, Skutt 20amps, ceramic mixer w/1 HP motor, $400. Call (250)923-4692. HITACHI 2-TON electric hoist $1500.obo. Inglis programmable stove $350.obo. Frigidaire 16.5 cu.ft. fridge w/freezer $200.obo Kenwood over/under w/d $250.obo. All white. Wood stove + two pipes $450. 250-890-1071 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? LARGE BASEBALL hat collection for sale - best offer.

TOWNHOUSE . #2-2697 Mine Road, Port McNeill. Quiet strata complex, convenient to schools and hospital. 3-bdrm, 1.5 bath home, approx. 1250 sq.ft. Open plan main floor. Kitchen with built-in dishwasher, fridge, stove. Upper level has master bedroom with walk-in closet, storage room, laundry alcove with full-sized washer/dryer. Electric baseboard heat. Single attached garage with remote controlled door opener. Tidy, fenced back yard with patio, greenhouse and tool shed. Price reduced to $144,500. Quick occupancy. Phone 250-956-9875 or email: windonthemoon3@hotmail.com for appointment to view.

HOUSES FOR SALE

OPEN HOUSE 650 Alexander Dr. Sun. March 30. 12-2pm. Mint cond. Move-In Ready. $287,000. Campbell River.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. View anytime. $339,900 Reduced to $329,000. (250)7539123

REDUCED! 2896 Apple Dr. Located in the heart of Willow Point. This 1478 sqft rancher offers 4bdrms, 2bths, newer kitchen, roof & flooring. Private fenced yard, RV parking. $249,900. Call Kim at 250923-6503. mls#370079. http://sites.google.com/site/ 2896appledrive

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1 & 2 Bdrms available at the Cedarbrook Apts. Heat & hot water included. Adult oriented. Indoor cat welcome. On-site laundry. Refs Req. Call 250202-2187 to view. www.meicorproperties.com 1 & 2 BDRM suites available. Adult oriented. Ocean view. Close to town. On bus route. In-house laundry. Call 250923-5151 1 BDRM Suite Available Now. Orchard Park Apts. Secure bldg. Lrg, quiet, privt. yard. New carpet. On-site lndry.Indoor cat welcome. Ref’s req’d. $595/mnth. 250-202-2187. www.meicorproperty.com Turnkey Ocnfrt. 1 Bd. Avail. immed. N/S,N/P. $1,100-1,250 /mnth. Randy 250-830-4222

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

DUPLEX/4-PLEX

FIRST OFFER over $300,000 buys this 4bd, 2bth oceanview duplex in Painter-Barclay area of Campbell River. Renting for $1800/mnth. 250-850-0998

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WATERFRONT. OCEAN view. Bright, open spacious layout. 3+ bdrms, 3 baths, Downtown area C.R. $1500. N/S. (250)203-5574.

1. BA, 1 & 2 BR suites. 2. Newly renod suites & building 3. Moving Incentives 4. Heat, H/W, prkg included Call Building Manager Call 250-204-3342.

WILLOW POINT- 3 bdrm, 2 full bath, 5 appls. Non-smoker, sm pet? $1200. Avail May 1. Call (250)923-6641.

CAMPBELL RIVER- 2 B/R Condo. 55+. Grd fl, 5 appls, F/P, U/G parking. Avail. April $875/mo. Call 250-830-7069. GROUND FLOOR Apt. Fully furnished; 1 bdrm/1 person. Shared laundry, N/S, N/P; all utilities incl. except phone. $875/mth. 250-923-1707 or 250-203-0592

LEASE: 900/1200 sqft, 220 Dogwood Plaza. Reno’d, reasonable rate. (250)286-6865.

OPEN HOUSE Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

PaciďŹ c Wynd Residences 808 South Island Highway New Luxury 2 & 3 Bedroom Units Avail. Feb. 1, 6 appliances. Non-smoking. No pets. Rents start at $850. Phone 250-926-5501

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

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CRIME-FREE MULTI-HOUSING DALMATION TOWERS One bdrm. Close to town, elevator, N/P, pay laundry, manager on site. Ref’s req’d. Avail Immed. Call Bill at 250-914-0309

2008 TOYOTA TACOMA. Like new. 4x2 Access Cab. 4sp. auto. Short bed, impulse red/diamond coat, lined canopy, air cond. Garage kept. 27,800k’s. 1 owner/non smoker. $19,500 obo. Campbell River. 250-286-4609

TRANSPORTATION CARS

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

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SHOP FOR RENT- April 1, 2014, 1500sq ft. Call (250)287-4304.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CAMPBELL RIVER: 2bdrm apt in centrally located 4-plex. Freshly painted. No Pets. N/S. Refs $700+util. 250-830-4686. OYSTER BAY- Ocean front duplex. 2 bdrm, sunroom, unique house, private and quiet. F/S, W/D. Wood stove. $1000/mo + utilities. No dogs. Call (778)420-4505. VERY CLEAN, view, close to parks, schools & amens. Great neighborhood, 4bdrm, 3bths, rec rm., patio, lg fncd yard. N/P. Ref’s required. $1111. 250-286-6672 WILLOW PNT: Lrg, 4bdrm duplex, 2812A Fairmile, NS/NP, $1200. Nadia (250)286-3293.

MODULAR HOMES CAMPBELL RIVER- (York Rd area) 2 bdrm trailer, NS/NP. Avail Apr 15. $850. (250)9232671, can leave msg.

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION LARGE 1-BDRM suite. near bus route & mall. Inclds cable, TV, internet. Furnished, N/S, N/P. Shared kitchen & Laundry. Separate ent. Adult orientated. $500. (250)204-7222. LG ROOM, fully reno’d. Incl all util (wifi, cable etc) near Merecroft. $500. 250-926-0601

SUITES, LOWER

1999 BUICK Century Classic, Good Condition, Fully Loaded $2000 OBO. 250-914-0902 FOR PARTS. 1995 Mustang. Standard. 6 cyl. Motor in great shape. Low mileage. Grey/blk interior as well. Bucket seats. Or Complete car. $3000. OBO. 250-286-3208

SPORTS & IMPORTS 2008 VOLKSWAGON Passat Loaded, 78,000 km - $14,700 Please phone after 6:00 pm 250-335-0663

AUTO FINANCING

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1 BDRM Furnished. City location, ocean view. Single occupancy. N/P. N/S. $800/mo. includes utilities. 250-830-4406 BACHELOR SUITE Utilities included. NS. NP. $425 /mnth. 250-287-2969 after 4pm.

TOWNHOUSES

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

3BDRM. 5 appls. Clean & bright. Near Timberline & trails. $1000/mo. Avail. April 1. 250-286-9635

IAP Supply supplying automotive, marine & industrial parts for the north island. Full engine and component machine shop. Supplier for Dayco Hydraulic hose.

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Thursday, April 3rd 12 Noon until 6:00pm Blood Donor Clinics will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays every eight weeks!

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