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eet Const. Kyle Ushock, a member of the Campbell River RCMP, and one of the riders in this year’s Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock. Age: 30 How many years as a Mountie: 7 Postings: Bella Bella, Ucluelet, Campbell River. First bicycle: “I believe it was a blue Kuhara BMX that I had back in my Winnipeg days.” What are the challenges of being involved in Tour de Rock: “The big challenge is the time commitment. We train three times a week. We do our big ride on Sundays. Last Sunday (June 1) we did 101 kilometres from Comox to Campbell River and back to Comox. And, of course, we never seem to get the beautiful weather! It was wind and hail when we rode up Mt. Washington.” Longest ride before training for the Tour: “I did about 50 kilometres through the Snowden trails on the mountain bike with a bunch of guys from work.” Favourite type of bike: “It’s circumstantial, I guess. For me, it’s the mountain bike, but now that I’m riding back and forth to work every day, it’s definitely the road bike. The other one is a tank…[laughs] I secretly think the two bikes have it out in the garage when I’m not home.”

Are you riding for someone: “Last year I lost my grandmother to cancer. She died on the day the ride came to Campbell River. Some coworkers have also died of cancer. It all worked out for me to do the ride this year. It all aligned.” What are you looking forward to on the Tour: I’m really looking forward to being at Reynolds School in Victoria where we did the launch. It’s an unbelievable event. I’m also looking forward to coming through Campbell River. It’s really nice to have the community support. I’m looking forward to that.” What are you not looking forward to: “The wind and the rain which we always seem to get in December. One time I remember driving up Island, on my way to Bella Bella, and thinking, ‘Who would want to ride in this?’ Now it’s going to be me!”

Barring a contract settlement this weekend, today could be the last day of school for some time unless the province and teachers reach an agreement. Campbell River students were off again on Thursday as part of rotating strike action around the province and returned to class today. However, this week, B.C.’s 41,000 teachers voted 86 per cent in favour of a full-scale strike which will begin Tuesday. The full-scale school strike would begin Tuesday, but there isn’t expected to be any classes on Monday either as members of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation plan to hold a study session day with their union representatives. On Thursday, B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender told reporters the government will continue negotiations with teachers this weekend in the hope of reaching an agreement or temporary settlement.

Support the ride You can meet Const. Ushock and help support the 2014 Tour de Rock this coming Monday at the Riptide Marine Pub. The pub, at Discovery Harbour Mall, is hosting a beer and burger night. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $20 available at the RCMP detachment and the Riptide Pub. Since 1998, Tour de Rock has raised almost $20 million to support pediatric cancer research and programs for children through the Canadian Cancer Society. Follow the ride on: n Twitter: @TourdeRock n Facebook: CopsforCancerBC n Website: www.tourderock.ca

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Ride Schedule Sept. 20: Drive to Port Alice. Sept. 21: Port Alice to Port Hardy and Port McNeill, 97 km. Sept. 22: Port McNeill to Woss and Sayward, 140 km. Sept. 23, Sayward to Campbell River, 74 km. Sept. 24, Campbell River to Comox Valley, 60 km. Sept. 25, Comox Valley to Union Bay, Qualicum and Parksville, 81 km. Sept. 26, Parksville to Port Alberni, 51 km. Sept. 27, Port Alberni to Ucluelet, 102 km. Sept. 28, Tofino to Nanaimo, 35 km. Sept. 29, Nanaimo to Ladysmith and Chemainus, 48 km. Sept. 30, Chemainus to Lake Cowichan and Duncan, 81 km. Oct. 1, Duncan to Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, to Sooke to West Shore, 78 km. Oct. 2. Oak Bay, Victoria and Sidney, 40 km. Oct. 3, Esquimalt, Saanich and Victoria Spirit Square finale, 40 km. Crew members from the MV Tanaka’s Zodiac rescue boat tow a pleasure craft to safety after its engine began overheating on Wednesday.

to shore at Heriot Bay. T h e Te n a k a w a s delayed for short period of time in order to assist in this marine emergency. “BC Ferries usually assists in 20-25 marine emergencies throughout the service area in a given year,” said BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall. “The employees train for many different incidents and their professionalism was demonstrated yesterday during this situation.”

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others who believe Hillsborough intends to begin test drilling this summer. But that’s not the case, said Gary Gould, vicepresident of Hillsborough which operates the Quinsam Coal mine located approximately 20 kilometres west of Campbell River. “We still need to consult with local communities and First Nations,” Gould said Thursday. “It would be a phased exploration and next summer would be the earliest time we would begin.” For now, Hillsborough has filed a “notice of work” application with the provincial mining ministry and expects to receive a permit to conduct test drilling in the two areas, located 5-8 kilometres southeast of the current mine site. Gould said the initial phase would be five to six drill holes, along and nearby existing logging roads. When the tests are concluded, the holes are filled with concrete and the area is reclaimed.

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Hillsborough Resources wants to look for more coal and that’s causing concern for some residents living along the Oyster River watershed. “The area where the test sites are proposed is uphill from the Oyster River and adjacent to Woodhus Creek which flows into the Oyster,” wrote Father Charles Brandt in a letter to the senior inspector of mines. “There is a great deal of water flowing downhill from this area into the Oyster River and private wells through visible streams and underground sources.” The form letter is being signed and circulated by

“We regard it as zero impact,” said Gould. Hillsborough will be looking for high-quality thermal coal. It will conduct a geo-chemical assessment of the rock and coal, and will monitor water run-off and quality. Residents living along the Oyster River watershed, and who rely on well water, are concerned because the test areas are adjacent to the same areas where coal tests were conducted in the 1980s. According to the letter from Brandt, “In 1985, Nuspar Resources application to mine this same area was refused after a test pit showed unacceptable levels of acid runoff.” The octogenarian has been a tireless supporter for sound environmental management of the Oyster and Tsolum river systems. In his letter, he also pointed out that in June 2013, the Comox Valley Regional District wrote to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and

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Low prices and weak demand for thermal coal led to the second round of layoffs at the Quinsam Mine this year. Gould said the current production is for 150,000 tonnes this year, just onethird of what the mine was producing three years ago. “We really hope that prices pick up,” he said.

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Teachers and government: make a deal, soon With little time left to get a deal done and put the current teachers’ job action to rest before the end of June, we can expect more of everything now 72 hours strike notice has been We say: It’s time that served by the BC Teachers Federation. labour dispute B.C. teachers are expected to go on comes to an end a full-scale strike as of Tuesday morning. As of Wednesday, a fresh arsenal of rhetoric is ready to be unleashed on the public as both sides will make the most of every opportunity to discredit the position

and tactics of the other. Watching from the middle of the labour battleground are the thousands of students who would far rather be thinking about their futures and how big a role education plays. Parents and guardians are naturally directly involved and rightfully concerned...but so should everyone, to some degree, be. The health and effectiveness of our education system, and the climate in which it’s run have a huge impact on our economic and social future.

As we struggle with continual labour management strife, not just between teachers and their employers, our economic competitors in other countries and provinces move ahead with the pedal to the metal. Our educational system may not be the best in the world but it’s crucial that it keeps operating while improvements are considered and implemented. There may be worse times of year for a teachers strike, but there is never a good time for one. The best time for a negotiated settlement to the current impasse...without question, is soon.

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Broom removal ‘unacceptable’ As there seems to be a vendetta against the proliferation of the non-native Broom plant, I’m somewhat surprised to find on my walks, especially the trail on Jubilee Parkway, that where this plant has been hacked down, the bushes are then just dumped and left. The reason given for getting rid of this plant is because it prevents the native species from growing as the Broom spreads and chokes other plants out of existence. So is it not counter productive to dump this stuff on top of the plants that are growing in the ditches and along the hedgerow? Last year’s dumped bushes are still there and nothing can grow where they are piled up all along the trail. Apart from anything else, these black piles are unsightly and personally, I would prefer that the things are left alone if whoever chops them down can’t then be bothered to take the bushes away. I don’t care if it’s city workers or the Greenways Trust who leave this waste behind, the fact is these piles of dead and dying bushes must be disposed of in the proper way, doing half the job is unacceptable.

Jane Davies Campbell River We welcome your opinions on stories and issues published in our pages as well as issues of broader concern encountered elsewhere. Please keep your letters brief. We reser ve the right to edit for length and liability. E-mail them to editor@ campbellrivermirror.com

Red-headed urchins eat the crumbs of city’s cake WARNING: This column may be offensive to some red-headed stepchildren, not that it is intended to be offensive to the “gingers” of this world as the writer has family members who are, indeed, red-headed. – The Lawyers

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Our city has its “red-headed stepchildren.” You know, the areas that have been abused for years, neglected and most often ignored for reasons long forgotten. In a beautiful city such as ours, coming across these overlooked places is like finding gravel in the middle of your ice cream. Campbellton, of course, takes first prize – or was that last place? – in the redheaded stepchild contest. This Heinz 57 concoction of heavy

industry, commercial, mixed retail and the community’s oldest residential neighbourhood has been made to stand in a dark corner for years, shunned by its socalled caretaker guardians who rule from the city hall highlands. Slowly, over the past decade, after a lot of yelling and screaming – something to the effect of, “This isn’t fair!” – the highlander chieftains have lent an ear and the occasional hand to the lowly red-headed stepchildren. Kind of like watching poor little Oliver begging for more gruel! For the most part, Campbellton gets gruel and the occasional crumb, while a lot of other areas – the Golden Children – get to eat cake on a regular schedule. Yes, that would be YOU Willow Point. Don’t try to deny it, that Golden Child

face and fingers are covered in frosting! From the exquisitely trimmed fields of Willow Point Park to the seemingly weedless gardens along the promenade, it is unquestionably, the pride and joy of the city hall Highlanders. The other new favourite is downtown. In the past, there’s always been a kind of love-hate relationship between downtown and city hall, but the love-in is clearly underway. This new Golden Child is showered with tax breaks and willing servants who make sure the dirty parts are regularly scrubbed and cleaned, lest our new tower of glass reflects the old scars and warts. In a way, I understand the dilemma of the overlords who, really, have a bunch of great-looking “kids,” who have all been playing in the mudflats for too long. It

takes time to wash away the grime and get them all spiffy again, but some receive all the attention while the others get spit. “Well, at least you get spit!” is the complaint I hear now from the city’s latest red-headed stepchild, that being the south end of Dogwood Street. The intersection at Jubilee is becoming an overgrown eyesore even though it’s “liberally decorated” with cigarette butts, weeds growing through concrete and pretty shards of broken glass from accidents past. Even the new water system – for the new trees which replace the first ones that died – never seems to work right and have busted at least twice this spring! But such is the life of the red-headed stepchild who’s lucky to gets the scraps of their siblings’ fine fare.


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The city is offering to provide sewer service to 535 Area D properties south of the city limit to McGimpsey Road, on the condition those residents agree to become a part of Campbell River. Residents within the proposed boundary extension area will vote in a referendum Saturday, June 28. Advance polls are scheduled for June 18 and June 24. The city has announced that the referendum question, with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ option, will read: “Are you in favour

of a boundary extension to include a portion of Electoral Area D within the boundaries of the City of Campbell River for the purpose of connecting to the City of Campbell River sanitary sewer service?” City Elections Officer Lynn Ketch will oversee the referendum and is expected to be in attendance at next week’s open house to field questions relating to the voting process. Meanwhile, council has approved using the Alternate Approval Process to get support from Campbell River

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Check out Upcoming Events on the City’s website (www.campbellriver.ca). To have your event posted on the calendar, complete the events form under Discover Campbell River / Events. Or, contact the Visitor Centre at 1.250.830.0411 ext. 2 or via email: info@visitorcentre.ca.

PRE-AUTHORIZED WITHDRAWALS FOR 2015 PROPERTY TAXES Remember, signing up for the program in 2014 means your payments will apply to your 2015 property taxes. The City’s new Pre-Authorized Withdrawal Service for Property Taxes will allow Campbell River property tax payers the ability to make regular monthly payments towards next year’s property taxes.

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COMMUNITY UPDATE JUNE 13, 2014

PRE-REFERENDUM OPEN HOUSE ON PROPOSED BOUNDARY EXTENSION 5 to 8 p.m. June 16 Ocean Grove Elementary (3773 McLelan Road) Learn about the June 28 referendum (and advance polls June 18 and 24) on the proposal to extend the city boundary and offer sewer service in the northernmost portion of Area D. Information is also posted online at www.campbellriver.ca under Planning, Building and Development.

MORE PARKING DURING PROPERTY TAX TIME If you are coming to City Hall to pay your taxes, we’re making more room for you. From June 16 – July 2 (inclusive) additional public parking is being made available at City Hall. Those coming in to City Hall to make property tax payments are encouraged to park in the larger City Hall parking lot with access off the Alder street hill leading into and out of downtown. During this time, parking stalls numbered 1-38 and 41-47 will be available for public use. The smaller parking lot at the top of St. Ann’s remains available for public parking but is limited to only 11 stalls. Property taxes and Home Owner Grants are due July 2, 2014.

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Property owners are reminded to check tax notices and the water, sewer, and solid waste charges to ensure active or de-activated secondary suites are correctly noted in the user fee calculation. How does my property tax bill compare to the Council-approved rate? Council approves the general levy for the entire City budget, but that doesn’t mean you will see that same percentage change on your tax notice. Many factors influence the taxes on a given property making it different from the overall percentage approved by Council. Each year, some property assessments increase while others decrease, so your property assessment change may or may not be close to the average BC Assessment reports – and your taxes may or may not increase to match exactly with the rate set by Council. Another factor is that the City of Campbell River collects taxes on behalf of other groups (Schools, Hospital, Library, Strathcona Regional District, BC Assessment, and the Municipal Finance Authority). They develop their own budgets outside of the City’s control. The rate passed by Council is only for the levy included on the Municipal – City line that appears on your tax notice. Other charges such as water, sewer, garbage and recycling also appear on your notice, but are not included in the general levy. Things to remember about the Home Owner Grant • Residential property owners can claim the Home Owner Grant without paying property taxes. • Banks and financial institutions cannot claim the home owner grant for you. • Unclaimed Home Owner Grants count as unpaid taxes, and are also subject to a 10% penalty if an application is not filed by the July due date. How to apply for the Home Owner Grant • Go online to www.campbellriver.ca and click on “Payments” under “Online Options” then launch the Home Owner Grant application from the link at the bottom of the screen. Use your access code (called “Access” on your tax notice, beside the folio number). • Apply in person at City Hall 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays What is the amount of the grant available? For 2014, the maximum: BASIC Home Owner Grant is $770 ADDITIONAL Home Owner Grant is $1,045 ($770 + $275) Note: The Home Owner Grant amount is reduced or eliminated based on property value and minimum property tax payable. Where do I get a grant application? The grant is located on the bottom of your tax notice that will be mailed out at the end of May. If you know your folio number and access code (located on your tax notice), you may claim your grant online through the City website (www.campbellriver.ca). Click on “Payments” under “Online Options”. What are my payment options? Payment methods accepted by the City of Campbell River: • Online banking through your bank • Interac (ensure your daily and/or transaction limit will cover the amount of your payment) • Cheque • Cash

Can I pay by monthly installments? Beginning in August 2014 the City will be able to accept payments made by monthly installment through a direct-debit to your bank account. This year’s property tax notice will include an insert outlining the program and an application form for those who wish to make regular monthly payments towards their annual property taxes. What happens if property taxes go unpaid? The City of Campbell River is governed by the Community Charter which legislates a 10 per cent penalty be imposed on any property taxes that remain outstanding after the July 2, 2014 due date (including unclaimed Home Owner Grants). This legislation does not give authority to the City to waive late penalty charges and is applied consistently to all taxpayers. Your payment and Home Owner Grant application (if eligible) must be received by the City of Campbell River on or before the due date to avoid penalty charges. Grants not claimed or incomplete are considered unpaid taxes and will result in penalty charges. Can I defer my property tax payment? The Province of British Columbia has a tax deferral program, which is available to homeowners aged 55 and older, families with children, and persons with a disability. The Property Tax Deferment Program is a loan program that allows you to defer your annual property taxes on your home. To qualify, you must have and maintain a minimum equity of 25 per cent of the current BC Assessment property value, after deducting the UPPER limit of all outstanding mortgages, lines of credit and other charges on your home. There is a one-time administration fee of $60 for a new approved agreement and an annual $10 renewal fee. For more information, please visit www.sbr.gov.bc.ca (see individuals / property_taxes). What do homeowners get for property taxes paid? In 2014, the average* household in Campbell River will pay approximately $188 per month in taxes, user fees and parcel taxes to pay for more than 100 services such as: • Potable water, sanitary sewers and storm water services • Police and fire protection • Emergency response service • Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection • Road and sidewalk maintenance and repair • Street lighting and traffic control • Recreation facilities including the Sportsplex, Community Centre, Centennial Pool, city parks, tennis courts, ball fields, Discovery fishing pier and the new Splash Park • Planning and building inspection services • Bylaw enforcement • Cultural facility grants for the Tidemark Theatre, Campbell River Museum, Maritime Heritage Centre, Haig-Brown House, Campbell River Art Gallery and the Sybil Andrews Cottage • BC transit service • Campbell River Airport services • Environmental monitoring and management • Economic development, tourism and the Visitor Information Centre *Average residential property value is $256,600. DID YOU KNOW? Every $100 the average household pays in taxes is divided between the federal ($50), provincial ($42) and municipal ($8) governments. The municipal property tax payment funds more than 100 different City services.


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NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF CAMPBELL RIVER OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY Area ‘D’ Boundary Extension Proposal The City of Campbell River is seeking approval to extend the municipal boundaries of the City of Campbell River southbound to include a portion of the Electoral Area ‘D’ of the Strathcona Regional District as shown on the attached map.

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The Community Charter requires that council must obtain the approval of the electors of the municipality in relation to a proposed boundary extension. Approval of the electors may be obtained by an Alternative Approval Process (AAP).

Elector Response Forms (AAP) elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the City of Campbell River or an accurate copy of the form. The forms are available at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall and on the website at www.campbellriver.ca starting on Friday, May 30th. For an elector response form to be accepted, it MUST: • Be submitted by a qualified registered elector of the City of Campbell River; • Include the full name of the elector; • Include the residential address of the elector; • Be signed by the elector; • If applicable, state the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector; and • Be submitted to the City Clerk before the deadline. NOTE: a person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed. Deadline The deadline for submitting signed elector response forms opposing the Area ‘D’ boundary extension proposal is no later than 4:00 pm, Monday, July 21, 2014. Elector response forms must be in the possession of the City Clerk by this time, as postmarks WILL NOT be accepted as date of submission. Forms may be mailed or dropped off to the attention of the City Clerk, 301 St. Ann’s Road, Campbell River BC, V9W 4C7, faxed to 250.286.5760, or emailed to info@ campbellriver.ca.

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Information related to the boundary extension is available on the City’s website at www.campbellriver.ca/ or copies are available for public inspection at the City Hall, 301 St. Ann’s Road, Campbell River, BC during regular office hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information on the Alternate Approval Process, please call: Peter Wipper, City Clerk at 250.286.5707 or Tracy Bate, Deputy City Clerk at 250.286.5705.

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The AAP process states that the City may proceed with the boundary extension unless at least 10% (2,401) of the estimated number of electors in the City of Campbell River have signed and submitted individual elector response forms against the proposal by the deadline set out below. The number of eligible electors in the City of Campbell River is estimated to be 24,011.

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Spreading the mesage: education is power Greta Hamilton CARIhI MIRROR

This year was a big one for Education Is Power creator Dave Cuddy. He traveled to Africa, hosted some local fundraisers, and worked with students from Phoenix middle school, as well as both local high schools. Education is Power is a Canadian (EIP) charitable organization that sponsors 35 students attending high school and university in Kenya and Tanzania. With next to no administrative costs, Cuddy runs the organization with a few volunteers. This year EIP worked in conjunction with

local youth to help raise awareness for their cause student for student. “Our main hope is that this education is going to spread. So it’s like our motto ‘to empower one is to empower others.’” Cuddy said. “We mentor our students and give them volunteer opportunities. “Which can be tutoring younger kids, working at a tree nursery planting trees, working at an orphanage. “The goal is that students are giving back while receiving an education. “So we’re hoping to get students on board here, to give them the opportunity of awareness. What is it like to go to school in Kenya or

Tanzania? “And help [students] realize their privileges and use them to help other people.” The organization has been active since 2008 and is currently hoping to take on a bicycle or dorm project to ensure means of transportation for the students in Africa. “We’re researching the idea of helping students get to school at these remote places. So we’re looking to take on maybe one or two students next year, but really we want to ensure we’re making a tangible impact,” Cuddy said. Cuddy will be speaking Sunday June 15, 8 p.m. at Strathcona Park Lodge dinning hall.

Education is Power and Cuddy will present a philosopher night with guest speakers Dave Mills from Dogwood Initiative and Brian Gunn from Concerned Engineers of BC to discuss Canadian Oil Development and Democracy (including silent auction benefit). Also, on Wednesday June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Campbell River Library, Cuddy will do a talk on Education is Power with a goal of gaining interested people to help organize a fundraiser in Campbell River. To see what education is power is up to, you can check out the website www.educationispower.org.

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Students contemplate what’s in store for 2014/15 Larissa MeLviLLe

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As the school year comes to a close and finals approach, new feelings sweep over the students of Carihi. Sure school is becoming more and more important as the year edges on, and all those missing projects pile on one after another, but the summer break is coming, and probably faster than most are expecting it to. Carihi student Erin Milligan believes that the year passed quickly due to many new things she experienced this school year, which she hasn’t experienced in previous years. “Yes, this year passed by quickly because the classes have been more fun and the teachers just seemed really into what they were doing. I also met many new people.” The 2013-2014 year at Carihi has been full of original ideas, and many productions, many of which were created and organized by Carihi students. “The Nautical science program is one of many new and innovative ideas this year,” says another Carihi student Christina Kelly, “but next year I’m looking forward to more sciences and more job opportunities.” While Kelly believes that the year went by fairly slowly due to a heavier coarse load, both she and Milligan agree that now that school is ending, they will be happier overall just to indulge in a little time for themselves in the sun. “Carihi is very interactive. Their

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Erin Milligan (Top) and Christina Kelly (Bottom) are feeling relieved that school is finally over.

programs are super vast and inclusive,” says Milligan, “but there are some things that Carihi could do better for next year.” Both Kelly and Milligan agree that even though there are many positive aspects, there are some things that Carihi could change for next year, like more variety at the breakfast table or more time spent outside of school on field trips. For all of the students who are graduating this year, high school will unfortunately become a past memory, but for them, life is just getting started as they will be experiencing a new beginning in the depths of the world of work.

The Glyn Fitzgerald award has honoured Carihi graduates who excel in scholarship, sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship since 1966. This year the award went to Charlotte Morrison, a student, who, throughout her time at Carihi, has contributed to the community and strived for excellence. Glyn Cecil Fitzgerald was born on June 6, 1933 in Alert Bay.  He attended school in Campbell River, and although he graduated from Lord Byng High School in Vancouver, he was well-rounded as a high school student. He was an athlete, an avid community volunteer, and the president of his student council in his Grade 12 year. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree at UBC and graduated with honours in History and Mathematics. Post-graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1963 he was appointed base manager and pilot of the Okanagan Helicopters establishment in Campbell River, and on Sept. 19, 1965, Fitzgerald was killed in a flying accident in rugged mountainous terrain in the Tofino/Zaballos region of Vancouver Island.  

Charlotte Morrison (right) was presented the Glyn Fitzgerald Award by Carihi principal Sean Toal.

Jane Kolmatycki, a counsellor at Carihi explained the start of the annual award. “His many friends in aviation and in the village community decided to set up a Memorial Fund for an annual award to the graduating Carihi student who best exemplifies the qualities of scholarship, sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship. So, in 1966, the year of our first graduating class, we honoured our first graduate with this award, a tradition we are still doing, some 48 years later,” she said. This year, at the Scholarship and Bursary evening, Morri-

son received the Glyn Fitzgerald award. Sean Toal, the principal of Carihi, presented her with the award and spoke of the Morrison’s achievements. “To be considered for the Glyn, it is imperative that the student demonstrate outstanding work ethic and performance in the classroom,” Toal said. “Charlotte consistently ranks at the top of her class and is described as hard working and conscientious - a student who strives to excel. “We are also honoured to recognize her contributions to the school and to the community that show her to be a well-rounded individual, who seems to be at every event and function working selflessly behind the scenes in the spirit of service leadership.  It has been a pleasure getting to know this young lady over the past three years.  Her positive attitude, constant smile, and genuine care and support of her friends and classmates exemplifies her worthiness of this award.  Even though, after a tough test this year, she joked with me about lowering her standards to becoming a ‘C’ student to relieve the pressure she puts on herself (she has been a principal’s honour roll student since she arrived here at Carihi), I am confident that she will continue to excel in whatever she chooses to pursue.”

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Councillor Ryan Mennie says good-bye KRISTEN DOUGLAS CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR

There will be one less body at the council table now until November’s city election. Coun. Ryan Mennie announced at Tuesday’s council meeting that he is moving to Alberta and will finish out the rest of his term on council via telephone. “I’m very sad to say that this will be my last meeting in person for the rest of my term as councillor here at city hall,” Mennie said. “After 20 years on Vancouver Island and 16 years in Campbell River, my

career as a radio broadcaster has me returning to southern Alberta.” Mennie, who hosts the afternoon show for 97.3 the Eagle, was born and raised in Alberta but moved to Campbell River in 1998. He was first elected to council in 2008 and is nearing the end of his second term. The youngest on council, Mennie has been a fierce supporter of families. He and his wife Ludy have a young daughter and recently welcomed a son to the family. Coun. Claire Moglove, who has served with

Mennie throughout his entire time on council, said the councillor brought a fresh perspective that will be missed. “Quite surprised to hear of the move and disappointed we won’t have you on council,” Moglove said. “It’s been very refreshing, in particular this term, to have your voice on council and bringing to council the perspective of a younger, family-oriented person, has been invaluable.” Coun. Andy Adams also acknowledged the

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Mennie thanked council, city staff, and the community for his time as councillor. “A big thank-you to council, both this term and last, city staff for the incredibly rewarding experience working with all of you in this building, and, most importantly, thank you to the citizens of Campbell River for the opportunity to work for you as a member of council,” Mennie said. “With my wife’s family here and all the friends we’ve made over the decade, we’ll be back.”

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ence at council meetings, he will step down as a director on the Strathcona Regional District board and as chair of the city’s Advisory Planning and Environment Commission. Mennie will also leave holes on the regional district’s hospital board and solid waste board, as well as the Success by 6 Community Council of Partners. Mennie also holds the public safety; school board/city liaison; and youth council portfolios and is a council liaison to Rivercorp.

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said having Mennie on the phone will be nice, but not the same. “I will miss you. We will get to chat but it won’t be the same,” Storry said. “It has been an honour to sit beside you.” Councillors Ron Kerr and Larry Samson also had kind, parting words for Mennie and wished him well in his future endeavours. Samson said he would miss the Mennie family’s friendly faces at the city’s community events. While Mennie will continue to have a pres-

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Fishing Corner Little girls just wanna have fun…fishing There is a special culture that exists on Discovery Pier when it comes to fishing. There are a number of tourists who arrive each year to fish the pier and who also enjoy the walk along the pier. Locals also gather at the pier on a daily basis to cast out lures in hopes of adding their name to the scoreboard. Last Sunday I watched a young family at pier and the girls were quite attentive as Dad showed them how to cast out a line. Jane and Rowan Klein from Campbell River were casting out lures with Dad’s help and they were having fun. The girls have yet to catch a fish in Campbell River, but they did catch a trout in Washington State! Fishing is a family activity and you can never be to young or old to get out and enjoy the sport of fishing

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On the lakes More than 100 adults registered for the Perry Assu and Charlie Henderson Memorial Trout Derby held last weekend at Buttle Lake. The largest fish came in at 2.1 pounds and was caught by Ron Chickite of Campbell River. There were lots of prizes awarded and each year more kids come out too. The best catch and release trout fishing can be had on the Elk River. Most of the water can be unfishable, but if you can get to the pools some fun can be had on a fly rod. There are creeks that

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at Inspirations in Quathiaski Cove and Works of H’Art in Heriot Bay. They will also be available on tour days at the Quadra Island Tourist Booth.

Kids aren’t the only ones having all of the fun this summer at the library. Vancouver Island Regional Library is introducing a summer reading club for adults. Registration for this free summer reading program starts in mid-June at participating branches. The program officially kicks off July 2 and runs until August 20. Visit the Campbell River branch to register and pick up your reading record. Keep track of your reading each week of the program for your chance to enter a draw for a prize! The new Adult Summer Reading Club (SRC) program is designed to remind adults of the joy of leisure reading and to encourage them to model this behaviour for children in the community; especially those participating in our kid’s summer reading club. For more information visit us online at www.virl. bc.ca. Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is the fourth largest library system in British Columbia. We serve over 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and Bella Coola on the Central Coast through 38 branch libraries, a virtual branch, and a books-by-mail service. VIRL’s holdings number one-million and include books, magazines, CD’s and DVD’s. Administrative offices are located in Nanaimo.

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On Saturday June 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., come and see what Quadra Islanders have created from fabric in soil. The Quadra Island Garden Tour is unique in that over 70 quilts will be displayed in the majority of the gardens. Quilts range from traditional to modern and include small journal quilts, lap quilts, bed quilts, wall hangings and quilted jackets. This year along with the many colourful flower gardens that reflect individual style and character we are including some of the Quadra farms that harvest a wide variety of produce. Some also have cattle, sheep, goats or fallow deer. All money raised stays on Quadra Island. The tour is a fundraiser for both the Quadra Island Recreational Society and the Quadra Quilters Guild. The Recreation Society will use funds raised

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In the early morning of June 5, 2014, Matthew passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, comforted by family and close friends. He was 29. Matt was born in Campbell River B.C., April 26, 1985, to Robin and Leslie (Les) Wocks. In 1987, the family relocated to Port Hardy where, they remained until 1993. During that time, Matthew and his parents welcomed two more brothers to the family; Nolan (1987) and Chad (1992). Shared hobbies, adventures, homes and traits, the three brothers held an incredible bond, overflowing with laughter and loyalty. The Wocks Family settled into the small community and Matt made many friends; none as close as Shawn Milligan; a bond that formed at the tender age of two and remained until his passing day. In 1993, the Wocks family returned to Campbell River to be closer to family, and at the age of 8, Matthew met his second â&#x20AC;&#x153;best budâ&#x20AC;? Jordan Kinakin; they also held a life long bond. Not family by blood but certainly by heart, was Katie Denne (nee Wilson) and the Wilson Family. Katie and Matt shared a very special bond. Matt always enjoyed an adventure and that often came with the outdoors; mountain biking, camping, beach days, fishing and paint ball. He also enjoyed video games and bad zombie movies; the family home was often filled with friends for marathon nights. At the age of 15, Matt found his passion for Martial Arts. It is through this practice that Matt found the mental and physical strength to carry him through some dark days. After graduating From Timberline High School in 2003, Matt remained in Campbell River for a short while before spreading his wings and moving to Fort McMurray, lured by his friend Shawn. Once there, Matt encouraged Jordan and eventually his dad and brothers to join him for work and companionship. Matt had many happy times in Fort McMurray. He made very good friends and did his best to stay close to them in spite of his illness preventing him from remaining there. Matt was a multifaceted young man. He was charming and quick witted; often keeping those around him in stitches or on their toes as he was also a practical joker. He was a straight shooter. If asked his opinion, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give it whether you liked it or not. One of Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite quotes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.â&#x20AC;? Bruce Lee.

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The MacGregor Ostler family announce with sad hearts the death of our much loved son and brother, Hugh MacGregor. He suffered in later years with the effects of both diabetes and other health issues and passed away quietly at home in New Westminster. Hughie was a musician for most of his life and was considered to be a very gifted guitarist, singer and composer. He was born in Campbell River and attended elementary school here. During a move to West Vancouver he attended West Bay School where his love of music first blossomed. Upon returning to Campbell River his interest in music developed more fully and he and friends formed The Elements at Campbell River Junior Secondary. Moving on to CARIHI, Hughie connected with other serious musicians who formed a senior school dance band, Big Rock. The group played at many high school functions. After graduation the band toured around B.C. and Alberta. During Expo â&#x20AC;&#x2122;86 Big Rock members joined Randy Friskieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elvis Show and played nightly to large crowds. Later they joined the Roy Orbison Tribute Show and toured North America accompanied by Sam Orbison, Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother. Hughie was raised in a large, happy, blended family. He leaves behind his mother Morgan K. Ostler and many brothers and sisters and inlaws including Jackie and Scott (Sally) MacGregor, Karen (Paul) Tate, David (Shelley Jo .d), Steve (Cheryl), Jeff, Murray, Kath (Will .d) Klassen, and Bill (Sadie) as well as his maternal aunts Shelagh John and Grace Moreau. Also missing him very much are his nephews and nieces Jasmine and Nick MacGregor, Tamara and Jason White, Tanner and Dillon Klassen, Stephanie and Matthew Ostler, Angus and Henry Ostler and their mother Barb, and Madison Ostler. He was predeceased by his father Howard MacGregor, stepfather Robert Ostler, aunts Pamela Scott and Maureen Taylor and uncle Terence Scott. He was also predeceased by his paternal uncles and aunts John, Bob, Aline and Kitty MacGregor. His many cousins on Vancouver Island and around B.C. also cherish good memories of hanging out with Hughie, who always had a guitar in his pack ready to join the music. To celebrate Hughie and his love of music, the family will hold a Ceilidh (music, dancing & story telling) at the Maritime Heritage Centre on Sunday evening, June 22 from 8-11pm. The original members of Big Rock , Clayton Hill, Steve Hillis and Dave Hillis are still playing professionally and will be together again to play the music of their old band. Members of the 1983 CARIHI grad class are especially invited to attend as well as those who loved dancing to the special sound of the Big Rock band.

Matt is predeceased by his grandfather Donald Wocks and his great-grandparents, Reginald and Dorothy Davies and Opal Darby. Grieving Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss are his parents Les and Robin Wocks, brothers Nolan and Chad Wocks, grandparents Marlene Wocks, Barry and Carolyn Davies. Aunt and Uncle Tamara Wocks (Treg) and Ron Davies. Godparents Uncle Stacy and Mimi Wilson. Family of the heart Shawn, Jordan and Kate. Plus so many friends; most notably Hans (Saundrine), Brad (Mandy), Kelvin, Adam, Dana and Whitney among others. A celebration of Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held June 21, 2014 at 2:00pm and will be hosted by the Kunz family in their home at 3801 Island Highway, Campbell River. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Campbell River Hospice Society.

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MICIC, Cindy Sue (Tabish)

October 15, 1960 - May 30, 2014 It is with great sadness that the family of Cindy Sue Micic (Tabish) announce her sudden passing on May 30, 2014 at the age of 53 years in Melbourne, Australia. She is survived by her husband John; sons: Jordan and Sean; her brothers: Larry (Gloria), Allen, David (Debbie), Loren (Debbie); her sisters: Sandra Cleveland (Dale), Donna, Peggy Carmichael (Rob); aunts: Vicki Briggs and Rose Bernard; uncle: Ed Fulowski (Ferol); numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Vincent (Sandy) Tabish; her mother Isabel (nee Fulowski); brother Dennis and sisterin-law Leona Tabish. Cindy was born on October 15th, 1960 in Weyburn, Sask. She grew up on the family farm and attended grade school in Halbrite, Sask. At the age of ten she moved with her family to Campbell River, BC, where she finished her schooling, graduated grade 12 and moved to Edmonton where she took great pride in becoming an audio salesperson. A few years later Cindy moved to Victoria and attended Camosun College. In May 1985, she married John Micic in Victoria, BC. They moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1988 where she worked in office management and accounting. Her greatest accomplishments were her two sons Jordan and Sean. Cindy enjoyed her closest friends and a good laugh. She loved all kinds of music and loved to share her finds with others. At the time of her passing she was again, working in the retail sector, which she found quite rewarding. Cindy will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She will live on in our hearts for ever. Funeral Services were held in Melbourne on June 10, 2014. The family will be having a private memorial at a later date. Donations in Cindy's memory may be made to First Stone Stables Society, 18573-0 Avenue, Surrey BC V3S 9R9, or online at firststonestables.ca. It's a loving place where disadvantaged children get to feel accepted and safe and learn to care for horses.


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IN MEMORIAM GIFTS

INFORMATION

CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

HELP WANTED

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OIL CHANGE TECHNICIAN required. Automotive repair knowledge and experience is essential. Must have a clean, neat appearance and enjoy working with the public. Wage + benefits package after 6 months. Weekend work required. Please apply in person with resume and references to Great Canadian Oil Change, 1691 Dogwood St. No phone calls please.

PORT HARDY-Available immediately on North Vancouver Island working Body shop Manager. Also need Painter and Bodyman, one with management experience. Assets include computer literacy, ICBC estimating certification, customer service skills. Send resumes and coverletter to: cory@klassengm.com

JUST MOVED

MATURE COUPLE to provide minimal after hour daily duties along with Sundays & stat holidays. Security to local mini storage business in lieu of rent of large 2 bdrms, 2nd floor on site suite. 6 appls, gas F/P, patio (utilities/cable included). Training to start approx July 15, 2014. Position to start Aug 1, 2014. Both persons must be computer literate. Apply in person to Econo U Store-It Inc. 1231 Spruce St, Campbell River. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

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B.C. Schizophrenia Society Campbell River Branch Donations in memory of a loved one may be made to the B.C. Schizophrenia Society, Campbell River Branch, Box 651, Campbell River, BC., V9W 6J3

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BRAVEHEARTS. All Cancer Survivor Co-ed Dragon Boat Team invites all cancer survivors and supporters to join our team. For more info contact Suzanne at 250-202-6918 or info@braveheartsdragonboat.ca Ladies…FREE Workouts at Curves every Saturday morning in June. Try a Jillian Michaels class! Call for details and to reserve a spot for you and a friend. 250-287-8379 SUPER SUMMER VENDORS MARKET 1218 Bute Cresent, (off Jubilee Parkway). Sat. June 21. 9am-3pm Come out & support our local home businesses. Something for everyone. Thrive Foods, Partylite, Just Sugar It, Tupperware, Epicure, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, It Works, Miche Purses, Beauti Control, Southill Designs, Jess’s Pencil Portraits & Steeped Tea.

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ACCOUNTING CLERK with some postsecondary education & minimum 3 years experience. Duties include: A/P, client statement preparation, Inventory & G/L reconciliations, Data Entry. Logging industry experience preferred. Email: lgordon@storeycreek.net

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

Rosalind Ann Curnow (nee Jones) August 4, 1949 - June 11, 2013 Ein merch byrdferth ydych yn calonnau am dragwyddoldeb Priod hoff Y Thomas Annwyl Mam Nick (Selene), Sarah (Chris), Owen Dafydd (Winter), Gwen Caris (Kelly) Mam-Gu Annwyl 0 Cassandra (Brad), Bethan, Rhiannon, Caitlin, Rhys, Meadow, Evan

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Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416

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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. Hairstylists/Managers needed in Courtney. GUARANTEED $12.50/ HOUR, plus 25% profit sharing on sales, paid overtime, paid vacation, equipment supplied and maintained, advanced annual up grading training. Benefits include dental, drug, eye care. Phone 250-668-5885 or send resume to: careers@fchsk.ca $1000.00 HIRING BONUS

School District 72 is seeking applications for the following position:

Signing Interpreter For details on applying for this posting, please check the School District’s web site at www.sd72.bc.ca School District 72 • Campbell River

HELP WANTED Sears Campbell River is looking for a Sales Associate to work in our catalogue Department and on the Sales floor. Part-Time Position–possibly leading to Full Time. Must be able to work weekends. Chosen candidate should have a positive attitude and the ability to work well in a team environment is important. Please bring in your resume. 1300 Homewood Rd Campbell River 250-287-8361

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT Busy accountant in Willow Point is seeking a bookkeeping/ secretary. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, reliable team player who displays excellent customer service, be able to multi-task and work independently. Duties will include monthly bookkeeping, payroll, GST/ PST remittances, personal income tax preparation and administrative duties. Experience with simply accounting required. Wage will commensurate with experience. Please mail resume with cover letter to: 90D Westgate Road, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 1R2

Comox Valley Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to posting #100711.

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APT. MANAGER

Wanted; mature couple for live-in resident manager position in 50 suite building in Campbell River. Qualifications required: Knowledge of RTA and Dispute Resolution, rent collection, banking, cleaning, minor repairs and painting. Fax resumes and ref’s to 1-800-762-2318 or email: info@humeinvestments.com

CLINICAL Counsellor required for North Island Survivors’ Healing Society - Trauma & Abuse Counselling Ctr., Campbell River 21 hr/wk contract with renewal potential Please apply to contact@nishs.ca Lemare Group is seeking a fulltime Senior Administrative/Operations Assistant Reporting to the company President and HR/Logistics Manager, this individual will be an energetic, positive and well-rounded person with the ability to think quickly on their feet and is comfortable in both administrative and operational functionalities. Having a Logging Industry background is important to this role for this industry specific position. Requirements: Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in an administrative role, previous experience within the logging industry, strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite. Must work well in a team atmosphere, must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, friendly, professional and welcoming personality with the ability to work with several levels of management. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure, superior work ethic with attention to detail. Must be self-motivated, forward thinking with the ability to show initiative and a valid class 5 driver’s license. Please forward your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to jravai@lemare.ca.

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HELP WANTED An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051.

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Marine Harvest is the world’s largest supplier of farmed salmon and produces 5 million healthy meals per day. We have 10,400 employees and activities in 22 countries. Through our vision of “Leading the Blue Revolution“, Marine Harvest aims to be the leading supplier of healthy, sustainable food from the ocean.

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HELP WANTED The Lemare Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: Boom men, Hooktenders, Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers, Hydraulic Log Loader Operator, Processor Operators, Chasers, Coastal Certified Hand Fallers, Machinists, Millwright, Heavy Duty Mechanics. Fulltime with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca

MEDICAL/DENTAL MOA/MANAGER required for specialist office. Applicant must have experience working in a medical office, be computer literate, be self-motivated, have good communication skills and be able to multitask. Please send resume to vanrooy@telus.net RN REQUIRED for fast-paced medical clinic. Experience in pediatrics, immunizations and wound care an asset (willing to train); ability to multitask and work without supervision a necessity. This position is for casual and relief coverage. Please drop resume off in person to Alder Medical Centre. Attention: Anne or Sandy.

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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.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS

FURNITURE BEAUTIFUL PECAN China Cabinet. 56â&#x20AC;? x 17â&#x20AC;? original. $1500, selling for $500. Solid Oak Pedestal. table extends to 59â&#x20AC;&#x2122; with the 18â&#x20AC;? leaf in it, + 4 matching chairs $300. 250890-3458.

HOBBIES & CRAFTS GLACIER VIEW Yarns & Botique. Brand name wholesale prices yarns. 35 brands, hundreds of colors, and adult knit & crochet clothing, ladies purses, shawls, tops jewellery & jewellery scarves. much more in botique. 1060 Farquharson Dr. E. Courtenay 250-8714008 scheba@shaw.ca open 10-4pm Mon-Fri.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BREMSHEY TREADLINE Scout Treadmill, 5 years old, excellent condition, safety features, multiple programs, automatic deck adjustments. $700 phone 250-335-0534. HITACHI 2-TON electric hoist $1,250.obo. Inglis programmable stove $200.obo. Frigidaire 16.5 cu.ft. fridge w/freezer $125.obo. Kenmore HD large capacity over/under W/D $100.obo. Woodstove 18â&#x20AC;? fire box + 2 stove pipes $300. 250-890-1071 HOT TUB family fun, 4 person softub. Plugs into 110. Completely overhauled for years of pleasure. Was $3500 new Now $899. Call 250-338-7854 or email jmtoogood@yahoo.ca HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? WOODEN OBOE Cabart $650. Vito clarinet $100. Suzuki 3/4 size violin $125. Please call for more info 250-336-8423.

CAMPBELL RIVER 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. Corner lot, private & fenced backyard. Backs onto greenbelt. Landscaped gardens. Strata living with no strata fees. $219,900.00 250-2048030 or cwallin@telus.net

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MOVABLE COTTAGE. Brand new, built to code. 160 sq.ft. Open & bright. Enclosed deck. $8500. (778)585-2287. traceykehler@hotmail.com BEAUTIFUL PATIO HOME. 2bdrms. 1200sqft. Garage. No through road. Pacific Maples strata. Immaculate. Furnishings can be left. No agents. 250-202-7890. CR

COURTENAY RANCHER for sale, 1800sqft, in floor heat, 3 bdrm, 2 living rooms, 2 full baths, hot tub & RV Parking. 250-338-5962 250-897-4465

CUSTOM 3BDRM,2 bth, 1850 sq ft home in Cambridge Estates, well maintained, one owner, Asking $349,900. 250923-8452/250-203-3912

WHOLE DUPLEX for sale. 1280 sq ft per side, 3.5 bdrms, 1.5 bath. Pt. Hardy. $225,000. comoxvalley.en.craigslist.ca/ reo/4435662010.html (250)334-8474.

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 2900 SQFT Ocean View. Level Entry. Well kept home with in-law suite. 6 bdrms, 3 full bth. 2 laundry. 2x garage. Close to bus & shopping. $389,900. 250-287-4161. Campbell River.

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7175 HIGHLAND Dr. Port Hardy. 2520 sq ft 4bdr home. 2 landscaped lots joined. 2dr garage. Walkout basement/suite. 250-949-8922 or www.island.net/~fishnet. Asking $336,000.

463 SOUTH ALDER- Ocean view, professional landscaping, 4 bedrooms, many recent improvements. $259,900. Call 778-346-1646.

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GREAT PRIVATE LOCATION 5 bdrm, 3 bath 3200 sq.ft. home on 2.79 acres 2131 Schulz Road Black Creek Large country kitchen with custom oak cabinets, Hardwood floors kitchen/dining. Heat pump, air cond., wood stove, 7 skylights, central vac, Large wrap around deck. Dbl garage, excellent well system, large basement with suite potential. Great family home in private setting backing onto Saratoga Golf course, near schools and beaches. $559,000. 250-337-8450

CR-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. Kim: 250-923-6503

FREE MOBILE Home - Brentwood.Age unknown, 55X11ft approx. Would suit refurbishment. Serious viewers only. Must collect. 250-813-0562 PORT HARDY 3 bdrms, 1 bath on own corner lot. #105 Cedar Hts. TAP. Storage shed, workshop, fenced backyard, 2 car parking. $66,900. Cell 949-0950, 949-6843, 9496597.



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MOBILE HOME 2 bdrm, # 81 in Uplands, newly renovated woodstove, W/D, F/S, electric furnace, laminate flooring, 4 doors, nice decks. $55,000.00 O.B.O. Call 250-334-3074

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2170 EARDLEY Sat June 14 8-2. 3 neighbours down sizing & estate. Think Fathers Day. Good guy stuff, girls too, tools,camping,boating,golf,collectibles,decor,china & cabinet 2470 SPRING RD Sat, June 14, 7-1. Harley parts, gear, clean household items. Tires, tackle, ladies clothing. 340 S.MCPHEDRAN Rd. Sat. June 14. 8am-1pm. Another barn sale. Down driveway. Lots of variety. Something for everyone. Love to see you. 3744 ISLAND HWY. (close to Jubilee Parkway) Sat. June14. 8am-3pm. For the Chikondi One Heart Angels Orphanage Fundraiser. Early birds welcome. For the children. www.chikondiorphanage.com 561 S. McPHEDRAN Rd. Sat. June 14. 8-11am. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bikes, toys, books, PS2 & 3 games, DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & misc. household.

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CARS

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

BOATS

CAMPBELL RIVER: 750 sq. ft. 2nd floor (3 offices and reception) and 1300 sq. ft. ground floor (2 offices with large workspace) short/long term lease opportunities. Campbell River downtown location. Call 250-204-4761.

2004 PONTIAC Sunfire 4 cyl standard 120,420k - $3000. Call 250-335-2048.

1997 TOYOTA Tacoma pick up truck, 5 speed manual 4 wheel drive, extra cab, V6, 3.4 liter and new body paint. $8500. Call (250)204-4441.

LEASE: 900/1200/3474 sqft, 220 Dogwood Plaza. Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, reasonable rate 250-286-6865

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SUITES, LOWER

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1 & 2 BDRM Cedarbrook Apts. Heat & hot water included. Adult oriented. Indoor cat welcome. On-site laundry. Refs Req. $625/$725. Call 250-202-2187 to view. www.meicorproperties.com

CENTRAL CAMPBELL RiverQuiet 2 bdrm, full bath. W/D. NS/NP. $700.+ utils. Available July 1. Call (250)923-1081.

2 BDRM Orchard Park Apts. Secure bldg. Lrg, quiet, privt yrd. On-site laundry. Indoor cat welcome. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required. Available July 1. $650/mth Please call 250-202-2187. www.meicorproperty.com.

CAMPBELL RIVER: 3 bdrm top floor of duplex, sep. entr. W/D, D/W, F/S. Near town, schools & bus routes. Avail. July 1st. $800./mo. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call (250)203-0134.

3-BDRM OCEANVIEW condo. 5 appls, in suite laundry. $1100. Rent negotiable. Avail June 1. Call 778-420-4295. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 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. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out! Only 2 Units left PaciďŹ c Wynd Residences 808 South Island Highway

2000 WINDSTAR Van. Great shape. Good tires. Great van. 208,000km. $2,200. O.B.O. 250-895-5439. Campbell River

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TOWNHOUSES 3-BDRM DUPLEX, Campbell River, Evergreen Rd. Close to shopping & schools. Private fenced yard. July 1st. $1100. /mo. Pls call 250-286-3391 after 7pm or 778-475-0902. SPACIOUS 3 bdrm townhouse with large deck, large yard,ocean view and 4 appli. $990. Call 250-923-6939

CRIME-FREE MULTI-HOUSING DALMATION TOWERS One bdrm. Close to town, elevator, N/P, pay laundry, manager on site. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail Immed. Call Bill at 250-914-0309

New Luxury 2 & 3 Bedroom Units 6 appliances. Ready For Occupancy Non-smoking. No pets. Rents start at $850.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

ELECTRIC SCOOTER/bike, near new. Euro by Da Vinci. 40 km per charge. Reliable transportation. Incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helmet and charger, $1199 or trade for kayak. (250)287-8198

OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

1982 DODGE Camper Van. Clean. Great Shape. Offers 250-336-8432 1993 MOTOR Home 34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Deluxe Gulfstream Sun Voyagerwide body, totally re-furbished, auto 4 speed Cummins diesel, Alision transmission, power jacks, new fridge 2012, low miles. Flat screen TV, excellent stereo, awning w/privacy curtain and window covers. Stored under cover. $25,000. Call (250)335-1515.

2002- 32FT. Southwind Motorhome. Triton V-10 bank exhaust, 5,500 w generator, near new Toyo tires, back-up camera, awnings and many extras. $34,000. obo. 250-758-4093, Nanaimo.

1500sq ft, clean, open space, freshly painted, large gated yard.

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GIANT NEIGHBORHOOD SALE South-Vermont Place (off Colorado) Sat. June 14. 9am-2pm. Too many treasures to list. Come check us out!

3-BDRM 1/2 duplex. 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, close to bus stop and all amenities. South McPhedran area. NS/NP, Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail July 1. $950/mo 250-897-1487

JUNE 14 & 15, 8-2 p.m. 178 Lennea Pl, Storries Beach. Lots of stuff: Kayak, Boler, canoe, household

CAMPBELL RIVER: 2bdrm apt in centrally located 4-plex. Freshly painted. No Pets. N/S. Refs $700+util. 250-830-4686.

NORTH -1943 LESLIE Place Downsizing. Sat & Sun. June 14 and 15. 8am-Noon. Books, plants, trees, storage containers, collector plates, household. Rain or Shine.

VERY CLEAN, view, close to parks, schools & amens. Great neighborhood, 4bdrm, 3bths, rec rm., patio, lg fncd yard. N/P. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required. $1111. 250-286-6672

SOUTH- 463 Reavie Rd. Saturday, June 14, 9-12. Fabric & notions Sale!

WILLOW POINT: 4bdrm duplex, 2812B Fairmile, NS/NP, $1050. Leah (250)286-3293.

SOUTH C.R.: 954 Cordero Crest., Sat., June 14th, 9-3pm. Kids items, furniture & misc...

HOMES FOR RENT

2003 28â&#x20AC;? Travelair, $24,900. Ford E450,cab & chassis,V10 Motor, 82K. Excel. Cond., Isl. bed. Consider Class B/camper/van trade 250-285-2030. cel 250-203-0750, Quadra Island.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

CAMPBELL RIVER: 3 bdrm, 3 lvl townhouse (has bsmnt). 400 Robron. F/S, W/D. $885, July 1. Call (250)923-3635 C.R. OCEANFRONT fully furn. 3-Bdrm, 2 bath home. $1800. obo., not incl. utils. Avail Oct. 1/14. Drive by: 1047 S. Island Hwy. Call 1-604-892-5134 or renechambers@shaw.ca STORIES BEACH area- 2 bdrm home, 4 appls, pets negotiable, lrg yrd. $775+ utils. Call (250)923-2893.

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2001 DODGE Caravan. Lots of new parts. 2nd owner. Non smoker. Very clean, reliable. 229,000km. $3000 obo. Must sell. 778-420-4043

2004 FORD FREESTAR van. 8 passenger. Good tires. Entertainment centre. Good shape. 145,000km. $3900. 250-895-5439. Campbell River

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 33,000 km $14,500 obo (Courtenay) Here is a van to take you to fun this summer! Plenty of storage for camping or cruising with your family and a roof rack that will carry your kayaks or canoe. ONLY 33,000 km. BONUS-this van still has a FULL GOLD WARRANTY to 2018! Excellent condition! Yakima Roof Rack $350 value. New Goodyear UltraGrip Ice Tires $900 value. Ph. 250-8971931 Courtenay $14,500 obo.

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CARS 2004 SUNSEEKER-FORD. 26 ft w/ slide. 126,000km. Queen sze isl. bed. Transferable extended warranty. Great cond. 250-287-4635 Campbell River 1966 FORD RANCHERO Good condition, good driver $5000 O.B.O. 250-287-3345 1974 JEVELIN- 304 motor, automatic, motor and transmission removed but available. Car to view is in Port Hardy. Call (250)902-8016 or 250-937-0391. 1990 Ford F250 4x4, good mech cond, new brakes, tires, fuel system - $2500. 1998 Chev Cavalier 2 door, auto, Excell cond, 171000km $2400. 2004 Chev Cavalier 2 door, 5 spd, 124000km - mint - $4500. 2004 Pontiac Montana Van, auto, excell cond $4800. Call 250-339-5808.

14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; MIRROCRAFT Deep V aluminum boat with oars, 25hp, V Teck Evinrude outboard - only 3 hrs on motor $5,500 OBO 250-336-2022

1980 26â&#x20AC;&#x2122; COMMANDER: twin Volvo engines(512 hrs.) Dou. prop legs, stainless propellers, Walker Bay dinghy, 2.5 H.P. Yamaha 4 stroke kicker. Recent survey(April 2014.) Heavy duty 3 axle trailer included $40,000. 250-923-8959

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

ROTARY BEACH- Excellent location. Ocean views. Bachelor $600., 1-bdrm $680., 2-bdrm $700. N/S, N/P. Call (250)286-1175.

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2001 4x4 Dodge Dakota P/U Crew cab. 243,000 kms. $7,900. obo. Call 250-3375565 after 7 pm.

2005 POLARIS QUAD Silver Anniversary. New fuel pump, battery, bearings, front hub & shaft. Armour all around. $5500. 250-923-1372

Phone 250-926-5501

AUTO FINANCING

12ft- 380 QUICKSILVER inflatable (made by Mercury). Removable floor boards and wheels. Good condition. $750. obo. (250)758-4093, Nanaimo

TRUCKS & VANS

APARTMENT/CONDO

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

SUPER SUMMER VENDORS MARKET 1218 Bute Cresent, (off Jubilee Parkway). Sat. June 21. 9am-3pm Come out & support our local home businesses. Something for everyone. Thrive Foods, Partylite, Just Sugar It, Tupperware, Epicure, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, It Works, Miche Purses, Beauti Control, Southill Designs, Jessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pencil Portraits & Steeped Tea.

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FURNISHED ROOM- $450Includes cable/wireless, laundry. Oceanview. 1/2 block to bus. NS/NP. 250-287-3616.

Turnkey Ocnfrnt. 1 Bd. Avail. immed. N/S,N/P. $1,100-1,250 /mnth. Randy 250-830-4222

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2005 PT Cruiser Convertible Touring Edition. $5,500. Red and black. 225,000 km but garage kept and in excellent condition. 250-335-0565.

North â&#x20AC;˘ North past the Campbell River bridge

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PORT HARDY #61 Highview TP. Completely renovated, CSA electrical certification, certified woodstove with baseboard heat, new insulation and drywall. Other details are posted at the trailer. Starting at $68,000 obo. Call 250-9495131 or 250-902-9114.

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96 DODGE Dually, 5.9 Cumins Diesel, 4x4, comes with Elkhon 11 1/2 ft camper. $10,000 250-335-2015

19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; FIBERGLASS boat with trailer. 200hp and 8hp Mercury outboards. $6,900. obo. Call 250-337-5565 after 7pm.

2858 BAYLINER CIERA, very nice/shed kept, low hrs, loaded, will consider smaller trade? or ? compare this offer at $36,000. 250-745-3700.

29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; MARTIN Sloop, 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2 beam, 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; headroom, rebuilt 12 HP Yanmar diesel. Sleeps 6. Ready to sail. Tender incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $12,500. Call (250)287-8198

UTILITY TRAILERS UTILITY TRAILER 4x7 box, great for gardening & landscaping - $500 OBO. Also a 6.5L Diesel truck engine needs work - best offer.

MARINE BOATS 92 MOTOR HOME. Griffin Allegro Diesel. Only 90K, 3,000 watt generator, 32ft. $14,777 O.B.O. Drive by 3792 Piercy Road CAMPER for sale; 2005 (Adventure), 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, like new condition, covered storage, sleeps 6, bathroom, $10,700. Call (250)337-5271.

1995 ZODIAK 14.6ft - 65HP Suzuki. New steering & trailer bearings. $5500 OBO. 250-334-9337

40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; LONG RANGE Cruise/Charter Boat. Transport Canada Compliant. $98,000. 250-339-7502. www.silverfoxmarinecharters.com

HALIBUT QUOTA WANTED ANY AMOUNT at $72.00/lb. MICHELLE (604) 736-3600.

4&--:063 $"3'"45 10.5 ft. AB dinghy hard bottom inflatable with nearly new Suzuki 15 hp 4 cycle outboard and like new EZ Loader trailer. $4,500. Call 250-339-3264.

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Brayden Bastock and Carson Chase think that operating a Fisheries and Oceans Canada vessel would be pretty cool.

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A rare Ford Mustang T5 ready to make its public bow By Nigel Matthews Our classic and collector car expert continues today with the final part of his four-part series on the restoration of public relations executive Laura Ballance’s rare 1967 Ford Mustang T5 by 360 Fabrication in Abbotsford.

Mustang? – The Ford Mustang could not be sold in Germany as a Mustang because a truck manufacturer there and later a motorcycle manufacturer owned the trademarked name Mustang. Both manufacturers offered to sell the rights to Ford for $10,000 each but Ford declined and decided the solution would be to use the initial Mustang project name T5 as the solution. With all of the changes required, they should have probably paid the $10,000. With there being so many U.S. armed forces bases in Germany, export models were highly sought after. Laura had no idea how rare her

Prosecuting ‘Curbers’ is costly to the taxpayer By Keith Morgan Today, we conclude our look at so-called Curbers: con artists dedicated to separating you from your hard-earned cash by selling you a vehicle that is not all it seems to be. Bringing a curber conman to justice can cost tens of thousands of dollars. While penalties can be high, many successful prosecutions may yield a fine of just a few hundred dollars. One case currently before the courts is five days into a trial over a $288 ticket. The costs to date of further action against the offender are now approaching $80,000. At first sight, one might think it appropriate to save public cash but the problem is allowing a dismissal to occur sets a dangerous precedent that could harm future prosecutions. Because the matter is still before the court, the accused’s name is withheld but the circumstances can be revealed because they are instructive. The Surrey man has undergone continuous legal action by the VSA (in partnership with the City of Surrey). The Provincial Court found him guilty on three charges of curbing. He continued to curb so the VSA obtained an injunction from the BC Supreme Court. That did not deter him so the VSA applied to the BC Supreme Court to find him in contempt of court. If successful the man will face a fine of $10,000 if found curbing again. This form of con clearly can be very profitable, if the perpetrators figure fines and legal expenditures are merely the cost of doing business. However, the following cases illustrates typical curber practices and the penalties they could face. One prolific curber was convicted with 31 counts of fraud. He was buying vehicles wholesale from licensed dealers and selling them to the public. He rolled back more than two million kilometres. He was fined $31,000, two vehicles were

seized from him, and he was put on probation for three years. A curber from Williams Lake claimed he sold cars as a hobby. After several tickets and warnings from the VSA, Crown Counsel issued court charges against him. After pleading guilty, he was fined $2,000. The legislation allows for a maximum fine of up to $100,000 for individuals and $200,000 for corporations. A Delta man was convicted of fraud – 15 charges with evidence of odometer tampering, inaccurate vehicle histories, sales tax violations and other deliberately deceptive practices. Crown Prosecutor said he targeted the most vulnerable consumers, such as recent immigrants who had poor English. There was deliberate planning to perpetrate each fraud – finding a low priced vehicle, rolling back the odometer, detailing to improve the appearance of the vehicle, creating a false history, finding a suitable “victim,” forging official documents and tax fraud. This occurred on more than one occasion. As the buyers were “complicit” in the fraud, there was no consumer restitution for 12 of the 15 counts. They agreed to false documentation to save on taxes – a common practice used by curbers. This makes consumers fearful to go to authorities when something goes awry. He received a one-year conditional sentence (effectively house arrest, except for medical emergencies or to work, with the terms easing as the year progresses). He also agreed to perform 100 hours of community service. I’m indebted to the Vehicle Sales Authority of BC for providing the research necessary for produce last week’s typical curber profile story and today’s account of real scams. Please, if you don’t want to buy from an established dealership, do your due diligence as to the registration and condition of the vehicle you plan to buy. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

car was until she decided to embark on this project and began doing her research. The T5 registry has informed Laura that of the 453 Mustang Hardtop T5s built in 1967, hers is one of the few examples ordered with a vinyl roof, which is listed as an option in the V.I.N tag. There are only two T5s known to exist in Canada, hers and one in Ontario and only 45 have survived in various states of condition worldwide. It is going to be a busy summer PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: Offers valid until June 30, 2014. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on toyotabc.ca and that contained on toyota.ca, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. 2014 Corolla CE 6M Manual BURCEM-A MSRP is $17,544 and includes $1,549 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, and battery levy. *Lease example: 2014 Corolla CE 6M with a vehicle price of $16,844 (includes $700 Toyota Canada Lease Assist, which is deducted from the negotiated selling price after taxes, and $1,549 freight/PDI) leased at 0.9% over 60 months with $0 down payment equals 120 semi-monthly payments of $85 with a total lease obligation of $10,900. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.07. **Finance example: 0.9% finance for 36 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 Corolla CE 6M. Applicable taxes are extra. 2014 RAV4 Base FWD LE Automatic ZFREVT-A MSRP is $25,689 and includes $1,819 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. †Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 60 months on approved credit. Semi-Monthly payment is $139 with $1070 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $17,750. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. ††Finance example: 1.9% finance for 48 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 RAV4. Applicable taxes are extra. 2014 Tundra Double Cab SR5 4.6L 4x4 Automatic UM5F1T-A MSRP is $37,029 and includes $1,819 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. ‡Lease example: 0.9% Lease APR for 60 months on approved credit. Semi-Monthly payment is $175 with $3,450 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $24,390. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.15. ‡‡Finance example: 0.9% finance for 72 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 Tundra. Applicable taxes are extra. ‡‡‡Up to $4000 Non-Stackable Cash Back available on select 2014 Tundra models. Non-stackable cash back on 2014 Tundra Double Cab SR5 4.6L 4x4 Automatic is $4000. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first semi-monthly payment and security deposit plus GST and PST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. ††† Non-stackable Cash Back offers may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services (TFS) lease or finance rates. If you would like to lease or finance at standard TFS rates (not the above special rates), then you may be able to take advantage of Cash Customer Incentives. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by June 30, 2014. Cash incentives include taxes and are applied after taxes have been charged on the full amount of the negotiated price. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. Semi-monthly lease offer available through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit to qualified retail customers on most 24, 36, 48 and 60 month leases of new and demonstrator Toyota vehicles. First semi-monthly payment due at lease inception and next monthly payment due approximately 15 days later and semi-monthly thereafter throughout the term. Toyota Financial Services will waive the final payment. Semi-monthly lease offer can be combined with most other offers excluding the First Payment Free and Encore offers. First Payment Free offer is valid for eligible TFS Lease Renewal customers only. Toyota semi-monthly lease program based on 24 payments per year, on a 60-month lease, equals 120 payments, with the final 120th payment waived by Toyota Financial Services. Competitive bi-weekly lease programs based on 26 payments per year, on a 60-month lease, equals 130 payments. Not open to employees of Toyota Canada, Toyota Financial Services or TMMC/TMMC Vehicle Purchase Plan. Some conditions apply. See your Toyota dealer for complete details. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or www.toyotabc.ca for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.

The restoration story of Laura Ballance’s Mustang T5 has been an interesting to follow and one that is not typical of this kind of project. Before I get carried away telling you what a T5 actually is, I have to report that with the help of the team at 360 Fabrication, suppliers White and Peters, BASF paint and the 200 plus hours of paint preparation, application, wet sanding and polishing by master painter Darren Emmerson, the car is finished! And here is the best part, it’s on time and under budget, almost unheard of in days gone by let alone today. So what is so special about a T5

for Laura, her two daughters and the Mustang. I suspect her father, never in his wildest dreams would have thought the car would end up as a show car let alone become a family affair involving three generations of his family. The T5 will debut at the Vancouver Classic Car Show and Auction at the PNE on June 21 and 22. A picture of it at it’s gleaming best in next week’s Driveway preview of that show. Then it will head south in July to

the Mustang Roundup in Bellevue, Washington, the world’s largest Mustang meet. The car is entered in the Concours restoration class and should place well. Because this is the 50th anniversary of the Mustang the invitations are pouring in, the most recent one from an event in North Carolina, Laura still has a day job so unfortunately will miss that one. She will finish the summer off at the Luxury SuperCar weekend at

VanDusen Gardens in September. The car will be viewed at least 30 or 31 times in a month, gracing the walls of garages and repair shops all over North America featured in a 2015 Ford calendar. This concludes a restoration project with a happy conclusion. Nigel Matthews is the director of sales and marketing for Hagerty Insurance Canada. nmatthews@hagerty.com

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Nyrstar, Quinsam mines big winners in rescue competition

After an intense and energetic competition, seven dedicated teams claimed victory last weekend at the 59th annual Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition in Smithers. Mine enthusiasts, family and friends gathered in Smithers on Saturday to watch nine mine rescue and eight first aid teams challenged by rope rescue rigging, complex industrial hazards and dynamic smoke and fire tasks. Teams are comprised of those working at B.C. mines with backgrounds in firefighting, emergency response and high-angle rescue, and often also lend their rescue expertise to their local communities. The competition is divided into three categories: Surface, Underground and Three Person First Aid and features life-like simulations that test skills in firefighting, first aid, rope rescue, extrication and general mine rescue knowledge. T h e Mu t u a l A i d Scramble returned for its second year as a part of the competition, mixing the teams in a trial designed to test teamwork and co-operation. The ability to adapt to working together is important if mining emergency responders are called to provide a multiple resource rescue effort. The winning team captained by Delainy Barry, Peace River Coal,

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Myra Falls Captain Robert Brown following completion of the Underground Smoke Task. Myra Falls was the winner overall in the underground competition.

consisted of members from Highland Valley Copper, New Gold Inc. New Afton, Huckleberry Mines, Greenhills Operations, Quinsam Coal Corporation. Major Category Competition Winners: Three Person First Aid – Huckleberry Mines.

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diabetes and heart disease as well as cardiovascular risk for heart attacks and strokes. This testing measures actual levels and sizes of HDL and LDL cholesterol lipoproteins. Typical lipid panels are calculations of cholesterols rather than actual numbers counted and sizes of the cholesterols are not measured in Canada. Once your risk has been identifi ed then a treatment program is instituted and monitored until the risk is lowered and maintained. Nutritional defi ciencies are common as the digestive ability to absorb nutrients declines with age. B12, vitamin D and minerals are the most common. For example alcohol depletes B vitamins especially B12. I fi nd that many neurological symptoms including dizziness and cognitive decline, as well as fatigue and bursitis of the hips and shoulders, respond well to B12 injections. Many physicians will not give B12 injections unless the blood work shows a defi ciency. In my practice I base B12 injections therapy on symptoms and response and this water soluble B vitamin is

well tolerated at high doses and long term therapy. Most seniors are low in Vitamin D and minerals and when these are restored many symptoms improve: insomnia, energy, joint pain, depression and blood pressure. Magnesium is a must in any mineral supplement and is the most important mineral for the treatment of heart arrthymias. Identifying food sensitivities can help many with their aches and pains as well as help with weight loss and controlling blood sugars. If you are taking a non-steroidal anti-infl ammatory for pain, all you are doing is cutting the wires to the fi re alarm, you are not getting to the cause of the pain. Natural anti-infl ammatories and joint health remedies work very well at lowering CRP, reducing the need for yet another medication. Osteopenia and osteoporosis often respond well to naturopathic treatment without the use of prescription medication. Hormone balancing for both men and women is important at any age and can be done with neutraceuticals as well as bioidentical

hormones. Specialized testing helps provide the help that is needed. There is help for recurrent urinary tract infections and enlarged prostates! Mental health issues may often be related to defi ciencies and when corrected, and combined with the use of other remedies that balance neurotransmitters in the brain, another prescription for antidepressants may be avoided. The goal of the comprehensive naturopathic check up is to keep you out of the hospital as much as is possible. Having a strong foundation for health is true health insurance! Check out www.projectbiglife.ca for expected number of days you might spend in the hospital based on your life style. See www.DrPincott.com for 15 years of past published articles on many different health conditions. Are you ready for a change? Try Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Ingrid Pincott N.D. Contact for further information 250-286-3655 or 1-800-898-6699

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6. Introduction to Weather and Weather Forecasting 7. Travelogues and Armchair Adventures 8. Third Annual Campbell River ElderCollege Spelling Bee

Take Better Care of Yourself 1. Advanced Care Planning (Health Care Decisions) 2. Age-ing to Sage-ing – Continued (Book study) 3. Basic Fire Safety 4. Estate Planning 5. Five Minute Mind Body Fitness 6. Fixing What’s Ailing You 7. Insurance 101 8. Introduction to Chan Meditation 9. Mature Drivers Workshop 10. User Friendly Meditation: A Tool for Living Fully

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Fun Classes 1. Doo Wop Music – The Life and Times 2. Social dance Registration begins on Monday, September 15 with courses beginning in the following week. To enroll in classes or workshops you must fi rst become a member of ElderCollege. The membership fee of $10 (+ GST) is paid once per academic year (from September to August) and is open to any person over fi fty years of age. Fees for courses vary from $6 to $50. This year Campbell River ElderCollege is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Join them in celebrating at North Island College on Friday, September 12th. Meet the instructors and come with questions about the courses. Isobel MacKenzie, Seniors Advocate for British Columbia, will be guest speaker for the event. Visit www.nic.bc.ca/ eldercollege in September for more information and watch for our newsletter.

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here are a few things that seem to become really important as we become older adults - wanting to keep active without straining and injuring ourselves, keeping fl exible, maintaining good bone density & having an alert mind that is not buzzing in a stressful way. “Chitta Vritti Nirodhh” is a Yoga saying which can be translated as “the cessation of the fl uctuations of the mind.” Where the restless mind is calmed and the feeling of distracting energy is directed into constructive thought or movement. This is one of the greatest benefi ts that a regular Yoga practice gives you… but can you begin Yoga when you are over 50? The great news is YES! You have probably read the statistics - Yoga not only creates a stronger, more fl exible body; it also sharpens the senses, the mind and vastly increases your aerobic capacity. First, visit your doctor and inform them that you are going to begin attending Yoga. Ask them to recommend what information your Yoga teacher should know about you. Find yourself either a Beginner or Gentle Yoga class and let the teacher know that you are attending for the fi rst time, as well as any health concerns. If you have kept a physically active lifestyle Yoga may come easily to you and

the teacher may direct you to other styles of classes that may interest and challenge you. There are 5 benefi ts of a regular Yoga practice: Low-impact Exercise and Awareness In a Yoga class, you use the weight of your own body to create the dynamic poses (asanas). By bearing weight and consciously distributing it creates strength. By paying attention to your posture, you will begin to correct any bad habits you may have. Yoga includes many balancing poses which not only strengthen your body, sharpen your concentration, but also stimulate your neurons that send information to your ankles, feet and toes, which therefore become more healthy, making you less susceptible to falls. As you begin to truly feel the vibrancy of your own body, your lifestyle will naturally become healthier.

Flexibility and Bone Density “Your body is as young as your spine” says Iyengar. When fl exibility is encouraged gently in the body, it is amazing how quickly the body responds. Regular Yoga increases circulation to all soft tissue in the body, resulting in an improved range of motion. You will soon choose to do certain poses at home to enjoy the sensation of your body unwinding itself. Doctor Loren Fishman, author of “Yoga for Osteoporosis” says “Yoga pits one muscle group against another to generate forces far greater than gravity. Yoga is isometric exercise.

by Lorna Seldon Burd, Ocean Mountain Yoga

It is also weight bearing. Both of these types of activity have been proven to improve bone strength. Unlike most forms of “weightbearing” activity, Yoga does not damage cartilage or lead to osteoarthritis, another peril of aging. Yoga stretches the muscles, increasing the range of motion that osteoarthritis otherwise inexorably narrows. By improving range of motion, Yoga counters the chief and sometimes terrible impairment that comes with osteoarthritis.” Breathing and Blood Pressure Yoga means “Union of breath, body & mind” so all Yoga poses are done with a focus on how you breath as well as how you maintain a correct physical pose. This practice of breath work (Pranayama) has far reaching benefi ts from calming the mind to enhancing your respiratory function. There are breath exercises to heat you up and cool

you down. Some work on digestion, improving bowel function. Breath techniques are wonderful tools to improve your quality of sleep as well as lower your blood pressure.

Improved Memory and Mood The combination of physical poses (asana) with breath work (pranayama) stimulate the nervous system and the brain, improving memory as well as relieving anxiety. Simply attending a class, can change how you feel. Every pose has it’s benefi ts, backward bending poses are known to help “lift one’s spirits”. Forward bends are calming. You might be surprised that after a few weeks some of your aches and pains disappear, that you no longer need some of your pain medications and that life seems to have taken on a rosy hue.

Sense of Humour The best part about going to a Yoga class is that you get to have fun. One of the fi rst steps of Yoga is to let go of your ego. Have no expectations of what your body will be able to do on any day. This way you will be surprised, and will enjoy the challenges with humour. Know that your Yoga practice is a deeply personal journey and be grateful for your health, as it is, every day. Namaste.


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or many seniors fearful of fi nancial struggles, living on a fi xed income can be a helpful way of ensuring their future does not involve fi ling for bankruptcy. Though living on a fi xed income is a defi nite challenge and certainly offers no guarantee that bankruptcy can be avoided, it does provide a framework seniors can rely on to keep their heads above water during diffi cult economic times.

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Prioritize spending habits. Some expenses, including medications and monthly utility bills, will always remain a top priority. However, men and women who must begin living on a fi xed income need to prioritize how they spend their discretionary funds. For instance, a membership at the local country club can cost several thousands of dollars per year, whereas the local public golf course only charges players Make an honest assessment. each time they play. While the country club Living on a fi xed income involves being honest with yourself and admitting what your might have a better course, it could be more prudent to choose resources truly are. Write the public course and down any sources of save the cost of a private income, including Social “Difficult financial membership instead. Security payments, times have forced pension payouts, many people young Find it for free. investments, etc. Then and old to alter their Men and women pay for write down how much lifestyles in order to many services each month money you have in stay afloat financially. that they could very well savings or print out a Though unemployment fi nd for free. For example, statement of all savings has garnered most of in addition to books, accounts. many local libraries now Once you have an the headlines as the allow members to check accurate fi gure of both economy has struggled out CDs and DVDs at no income and savings, the last several years, cost. The same also goes write down all your it’s not just men and for magazines. Instead monthly expenses, women of working age of paying a monthly including all expenses, who have felt subscription cost, visit the no matter how minute the pinch.” local library and read the they may seem. From magazines there for free. here you can determine

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xercise is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. Including exercise in your daily routine can lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and exercise can even sharpen mental acuity, reduce anxiety and improve mood. But as benefi cial as exercise can be, many men and women, particularly men and women over the age of 50, who have not laced up their sneakers in years are hesitant to begin an exercise regimen for a variety of reasons, potentially putting their long-term health at risk. Regardless of a person’s age, beginning a new exercise regimen can be intimidating. But it’s especially so for men and women over the age of 50, who might not know where to begin or how to approach adopting a healthier lifestyle. According to the National Institute on Aging, the following are a few points men and women should know as they attempt to improve their physical fi tness with a more active lifestyle. • Exercise is safe even

if you have not been physically active in a long time. Many older men and women worry that suddenly embracing physical fi tness after years of inactivity may be detrimental to their health. But that’s only true if men and women don’t exercise caution at the outset of their routines. When beginning the routine, take things very slowly at fi rst, choosing to walk or bike every day rather than hitting the treadmill and adjusting it to maximum resistance. When strength training, start off with very little weight so your muscles can grow acclimated to the motions and you can get the exercises down pat. As you grow more comfortable and your body starts to feel more up to the challenges of daily exercise, you can begin to gradually alter your cardiovascular and strength training workouts to make them more challenging. • Exercise can make existing medical conditions more manageable. Men and women over the age of 50 who have preexisting

medical conditions are likely to fi nd that exercise alleviates rather than exacerbates their physical problems. Studies have shown that regular exercise and physical activity can benefi t people with arthritis, high blood pressure and heart disease. But it’s still recommended that men and women with preexisting medical conditions consult with their physicians before making any lifestyle changes. Some conditions may affect a person’s ability to be active, and it’s best to get the go-ahead from a physician before beginning an exercise regimen. Doctors may even suggest certain activities that have been known to alleviate particular conditions. • Exercise reduces fatigue, so sitting around to preserve strength is not effective. Exercise improves strength and energy levels, so sitting on the sideline to preserve your strength is counterproductive and could lead to serious medical problems. Men and women who are inactive are almost twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who are more active. While getting adequate rest and giving your body ample time recover from physical activity is essential, your body won’t benefi t by avoiding exercise to preserve your strength. However, even moderate physical activity performed on a regular basis can reduce fatigue. • No one is too old to exercise. It’s not

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uncommon for men and women in their golden years to think they are too old to exercise. Some may feel that their toned down workouts cannot possibly be making much of an impact thanks to the physical limitations old age has put on their bodies, while others may think it’s unwise for someone in their 70s or 80s to be physically active. But no one is too old to exercise, as exercise helps the body stay strong and fi t even when you can no longer max out on the bench press or squat hundreds of pounds. Scaling back your exercise routine will be

necessary as you get older, but that does not mean you cannot

still enjoy and benefi t from physical activity. Continuing to exercise as you age is a great way to improve your quality of life and stay as active as possible well into your golden years.

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Managing money after 50

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nvestors know that money management can be diffi cult. The ebb and fl ow of the economy can be similar to a roller coaster, with soaring highs followed by steep drops, and those changes all affect investors’ bottom lines. It’s no wonder then that many investors over 50 envision the day when they can get off that

roller coaster and simply enjoy their money without having to worry about the everyday ups and downs of the market. But managing money after 50 is about more than just reducing risk. Reducing risk as retirement draws near is a sound fi nancial strategy that can safeguard men and women over 50 from the fl uctuations of

the market That’s true whether investors put their money in stocks, real estate or other areas that were not immune to the ups and downs of the economy. But there are additional steps men and women can take after they turn 50 to ensure their golden years are as enjoyable and fi nancially sound as possible. • Prioritize saving for

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retirement. Men and women over 50 know that retirement is right around the corner. Despite that, many people over 50 still have not prioritized saving for retirement. It’s understandable that other obligations, be it paying kids’ college tuition or offering fi nancial assistance to aging parents, may seem more immediate, but men and women over 50 should recognize that their time to save for retirement is rapidly dwindling. Just because you are retired does not mean your bills will magically disappear. In fact, some of those bills, such as the cost of

medical care, are likely to increase. So now is the time to make retirement a priority if you have not already done so. It might be nice to fi nance a child’s college education, but that should not be done at the expense of your retirement nest egg. Kids have a lifetime ahead of them to repay college loans, while adults over 50 do not have that much time to save for retirement. • Start making decisions. People retire at different times in their lives. Some people want to keep working as long as they are physically and

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Campbell River Mirror, June 13, 2014