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UBID drops legal action against School District 71 Scott Stanfield Record Staff

A legal claim filed by the Union Bay Improvement District against School District 71 has been dropped, as agreed by the two sides. “We have worked out a solution to allow them to discontinue their action against us,” SD71

Sides come to an agreement; SD to buy back building and property secretary-treasurer Russell Horswill said. At issue was land the UBID had purchased from SD71. The property contains a Crown grant restriction preventing it from

being bought or sold because its use is limited for educational purposes. The UBID purchased the land for $675,000 in 2007. It was assessed at about $1.3 million.

“We had initially intended it to be an administration building and eventually the site of a new firehall,” UBID chair Carol Molstad said. “We tried for five years to have that (limited use) notation removed. That seriously affected our investment, and the value of the property was compromised. “We initiated the legal action

when it became apparent that it was not possible to have that notation removed,” she added. The property is an amalgamation of three parcels. The school district acquired about an acre along with a building through a Crown grant in 1949, and an adjacent one-acre lot from Canadian Collieries.

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NIDES graduate has scholarship revoked

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explained Alannah’s mother Colleen Clark. “With NIDES being always open, it’s normal to work through the summer into July and August and the teachers being there to support the students.” When Clark heard about potential impacts of the labour Erin Haluschak dispute on the school, she began investigating other options for Record Staff her daughter for her to complete Alannah Clark knows how far the course. $1,000 can go towards the cost “We went online to register of post-secondary tuition, but for distributed learning through now her potential program at an independent school and Capilano University might end (Alannah) made an attempt up costing her that much more. to register, but it didn’t work,” That’s because Clark was a added Clark, who suspects there recipient of a $1,000 Dogwood may have been a glitch in the District/Authorsystem due to an ity Awards overwhelming when she gradI honestly thought amount of stuuated from dents attempting North Island it was a joke. to register. Distance EduAs a result, Colleen Clark cation School Alannah did not (NIDES) in complete the June, but it depended on one course, and not long ago, received biology course which needed a call from a school counsellor at to be completed by the end of NIDES telling her the scholarAugust. ship was being revoked. “It was part of her grad plan,” ... see REVOKED■ 3

Student pulled from system in June due to impending strike; did not complete summer course

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Town employee Suzanne Casanova draws a name Friday to determine the order of Comox council candidates on the ballot for the Nov. 15 election. A total of 10 candidates are running for six seats on Comox council. Paul Ives and Tom Grant are the mayoral candidates. There are also five candidates on the ballot for the one school trustee position to be determined. For the record, Russ Arnott won the draw.

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Revoked: SD offering financial support to help student finish course and meet requirements for 2014/2015 eligibility Continued from Page 1 “She was confused and I was really upset. Alannah was on the verge of tears. We are grateful for the opportunity and the teachers felt bad; they’ve done what they can to support her, but she’s disappointed,” noted Clark who added Alannah hopes to apply to the Jazz Studies program at Capilano in 2015. “I honestly thought it was a joke.” Clark said she contacted School District 71, school trustees and the Ministry of Education, and was told because there was a fixed date with the scholarship, nothing can be done. School District 71 superintendent Sherry Elwood said while she understands the frustration faced by both Alannah and her mother, she explained Alannah withdrew from NIDES in June with the goal to register in a self-designed program. “We agreed to hold her transcript and the credits would be attached to us. She would have then been in a position to graduate through the summer and be eligible for the scholarship,” Elwood explained. “From June

College, with which SD71 has an for a dual credit proWe’re offering to do what arrangement gram. we can … this is a young “We’re offering to do what we can woman we know and support … this is a young woman we know and support and from our perspecand from our perspective, we tive, we didn’t get a chance to assist her, she withdrew in the middle of didn’t get a chance to assist her, she withdrew in the mid- June.” While Alannah is now working on dle of June. completing the one course, Clark said the incident draws attention to the Sherry Elwood lack of support for distributed learning students across the province. until the end of the job action, she was “Alannah was forced to go to an not a NIDES student; she was not a independent school. School District registered student.” 71 could not serve Alannah or any Elwood noted there were other des- student,” she noted. ignated learning schools Clark could “Distributed Learning is part of have registered in, after the first the B.C. government education plan, application failed. but it’s not supported by the governShe said that upon completion of ment. Kids’ needs are not being met. the course, Allanah will be eligible for The degree that Distributed Learning the 2014/2015 school year, and will students were affected by the strike have the opportunity to reapply for in the summer was huge — three the scholarship. months. Most kids at regular schools The school district is offering sup- missed five weeks of school.” port financially for Clark to complete the course through North Island photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Submitted The Comox Valley Cycling Task Force, in existence 2006, has concluded its term. The group has accomplished a number of initiatives to improve cycling safety and convenience: supporting a feasibility study that spurred the Rotary RailTrail; initiating Bike to Work Week and Active School Travel Planning; mapping and data collection; and sponsoring Car Free Sunday events, among others.

“A key to the task force’s successes is the cross-agency collaboration,” Area B director and task force chair Jim Gillis states in a letter to local municipalities. The regional district committee of the whole approved a task force recommendation to change the name of the proposed Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee to the Go Smart Comox Valley-Integrated Transportation Committee — to be approved by each participating jurisdiction separately.

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Continued from A1 In 1977, it added the third parcel in an exchange with a developer. SD71 will re-purchase the building and property, which houses the UBID office. The office will be relocated to another location that has yet to

be determined. The UBID is continuing with its second claim against Margot Rutherford, who was its notary public before the sale of the property was finalized in October, 2007.

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Ambler provides Courtenay electorate with a choice NEWS Submitted Jon Ambler is running for Mayor: an IDEAL candidate. My leadership experience around numerous board and council tables, and in the Air Force, shows I can create an effective municipal leadership team, one that can tackle the issues and get things done. Many consider me an IDEAL candidate: a combination of integrity, dedication, experience, accountability and leadership. Integrity is doing the right thing, no matter what. City business must be conducted in the public eye, with only rare exceptions allowed by law. I will never conduct Courtenay business in coffee shops and backrooms. Under my leadership, council will welcome engaged citizens, service clubs, and those organizations that help our more vulnerable citizens. We must, however, be careful to engage on issues that are within the city’s authority, or within our ability to effectively influence. Finally, integrity means I cannot and will not break an oath or a law in order to avoid accountability on a tough issue. Dedication amounts to serving your community ahead of yourself. My late decision to enter the race was sparked by attendance at the recent Courtenay Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. All those volunteers, giving so much to our community, reminded me that my duty is not yet done. I hope to continue my dedicated efforts in the service of my community, working hard to look after the interests of every citizen. Those interests must be met fairly, and fairness comes from consistent application of the rules: no favourites, no special consideration, just the same rules for everyone. Experience in the Air Force, in particular on operations and peacekeeping, and six years of experience on council, enables me to quickly identify solutions. The current mayor wanted more “citizen involvement in the budget”, basically “advisors” to tell council how to handle taxpayers’ money. His idea was defeated based on his failure to identify the problem and concerns about cronyism. My reaction followed swiftly: to get citizen involvement I had staff introduce Citizen Budget, a low-cost online tool that enables all citizens to provide feedback on budget priorities. Accountability is holding yourself responsible for the outcome of your actions, not blaming others. As the new president of North Island 911, I held myself accountable for providing excellent service at a sustainable price. Dismayed at the rising cost, I had a detailed “options analysis” conducted: it showed the program was becoming unaffordable. So, we secured a new provider, reduced our five-year bill from $3.7 million to just

over $2 million, and improved service! Leadership. Being a mayor is all about leadership: forming teams, establishing goals and getting results. If elected, I would turn council into an effective team that can work together to achieve our shared goals. A leader must also build relationships: I would reach out to Comox, Cumberland, the electoral areas and the K’ómoks First Nation. The mayors

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LINC inherits haunted props Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Tabatha Webber knows what it’s like to get a good scare, and she’s hoping now she can share the surprise with even more people in the Comox Valley. Webber, along with her parents, have spent the past 10 years creating a haunted house for the public in their front yard of their Valley home, and now the family has donated their materials, displays and items to the LINC Youth Centre. “My parents started it when I was around 13 years old as a way to teach us to give back to the community, even if you don’t have a lot of money,” she explained. “We loved to decorate and make things, and every year it got bigger and bigger.” Webber said after her and her brother moved out of the house, the haunted house continued, and eventually reached its goal. “It was created to teach kids

about giving back, and it succeeded.” Working in youth programming, Webber heard about a similar haunted house hosted by the LINC, and thought it was an appropriate way to truly give back to the community. “A lot of our items were homemade, and many were donated by the community. Every year after Halloween different stores would give us items. We had an entire shed full of things,” she added. Christine Klupsas, co-ordinator of youth services at the LINC, said the donation is being well-used toward their annual haunted house, which is run on a limited budget. “It’s really fantastic,” she noted. “It was great to see. So much of it was high quality and it came from years of collecting. The kids are most happy about the fake bones because they don’t have to make them.” A group of children aged nine to 15 make up the ‘Ghoul

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Gifts for Africa

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Marjorie Eugene collects hand-sewn dolls and bears from residents and volunteers from Abbeyfield House in Courtenay Tuesday. Eugene is taking more than 60 dolls with her to a school in Kenya when she leaves the Comox Valley in Decemember. The knitting group at the residence works on projects year-round, with an upcoming project aimed at creating touques and scarfs for a donation to a church.

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The City of Courtenay will soon be a century old. To celebrate, a centennial committee chaired by former city mayor Ron Webber has planned a birthday launch Jan. 1 at the Filberg Centre, followed by a host of activities throughout the year. With any luck, the Queen of England will drop by. “Buckingham Palace has received our letter (of invitation),” Webber

said at Tuesday’s council meeting. A centennial legacy proposal will be considered in the 2015 budget. One proposal is a riverway experience with a series of photo murals and signs placed at locations

from the train station to the Lewis Centre. The murals would depict historic views relevant to locations. Project cost is estimated at $54,000, about $16,000 of which would pay for murals placed on the munici-

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A partnership with the City of Courtenay/Rec Centre, the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association and InCON Family Gaming Convention breathes new life into the beloved Zombie Walk that Courtenay residents have enjoyed in the past.  Courtney Pozzolo of Undiscovered Photography represents one of two local businesses that has created InCON Family Gaming Convention.   “InCON is here to stay in the Comox Valley, and we want to start doing more community events during the year.  Since Cosplay is a huge part of our convention, this seemed like a natural thing to work on.  We wanted to bring something back to the Valley that we know people really enjoyed, and partnering with the organizers of the downtown Halloween was a natural fit to do it.”    Indeed, it is a natural fit!   “Not only is our business a two-minute walk from downtown, but we’re using the Florence Filberg   Centre and Native Sons Hall as the venues for InCON 2015 so we’re definitely feeling the connection with downtown Courtenay,” said Alex Greenwood from Games and Grounds Coffee House. Events for Halloween Day start at 3 p.m., with relays and games

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Business brisk for Birds and Beans at market Special to the Record

The Birds and the Beans farm launched in the spring of 2013.

This fall and winter you’ll see farmers Foster Richardson, Kelsey Knoll, Natasha Tymo, and Jay Baker-French selling winter crops:

kale, cabbages, rutabagas, winter squash, celeriac, lots of squash, potatoes, and dried beans. “Grain crops and dried beans are a

Jay Baker-French Jay with a large kohlrabi at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market. PHOTO BY HANS PETER MEYER

big hole in our local food system,” says Richardson. “Our goal is to rebuild that capacity locally.” Vegetable crops are demanding on the soil. “We grow organically,” Richardson explains. “We don’t have the option of using chemical fertilizers.” As well as improving local food security, growing beans has the benefit of improving the soil. Access to affordable land is an issue for most new farmers. The opportunity to lease land at Beaver Meadows Farms is what brought the four Ag school grads to the Comox Valley. Their first year saw many trials – testing different varieties and launching a new farm venture. Year two has seen more crop trials (nine varieties of dried beans). They’ve developed a strong customer base at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market, they sell through Sunshine Organics, and they’ve launched a box program (the fall program has just started). The springboard for success has been the

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New B.C. winter tire rules kick in this month On October 1, 2014 the Minor carrying a set of tire chains istry of Transportation and for all vehicles that passed them. Infrastructure announced “new” Now the signs simply require winter tire rules for British winter tires that are marked Columbia. The Behind the Wheel with either the changes are part of mountain and snowflake symbol or M+S the Rural Highway for light vehicles Safety and Speed and that heavier Review conducted im commercial vehicles by the Ministry chewe carry tire chains. about one year I’m confused ago when BC residents were asked when I look at the to express their opinion. From sign because it appears to say the information provided to me, that heavier commercial vehicles it appears that the only thing are not required to use winter that has changed is the signage tires. beside the highway. Shouldn’t it say use winter In past, the signs required tires and carry chains under the winter tires with sufficient tread picture if they were? The distinc-

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The boss won’t fix it It is not uncommon for police to stop a defective vehicle and be told “The boss said drive it.” The employee is at a disadvantage, he has to drive to keep his job but he is also liable for driving the defective vehicle. While the employee cannot be absolved for the deficiencies, the boss is equally responsible in law. The Motor Vehicle Act makes the registered owner a party to

Gas prices dropping throughout the province Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Although the dropping price of oil may be hampering the Canadian economy, it is helping motorists — and those in the Comox Valley — filling up at the pump. With the price of a barrel of oil dropping below $85 this week, as of Tuesday, drivers are filling up their tanks at $1.15 per litre at stations around the Valley. Jason Toews, Gasbuddy.com co-founder — a website dedicated to monitoring gas prices in real time — said there are various factors contributing to the lower prices. “Certainly the drop in crude oil will have a big impact, but there are other factors like the time of the year.” Toews explained summer driving season is officially over and as a result, there is a drop in demand for gas. With the drop in barrel prices, Toews said the impact will be felt at the pumps in the future. “Because it’s crude oil, it’s not going to be gas tomorrow. The impact will be felt over several weeks, probably closer to the end of the year.” Toews estimated until the end of the year,

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Comox Valley Elections 2014 Saturday, Nov. 15 is “Municipal Elections” day across the province. In the Comox Valley, the representation of five governance branches will be determined; Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland municipalities, as well as School District 71 trustees and the Comox Valley Regional District.

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The Comox Valley Record continues its coverage today, with the submitted press releases from all those running for Courtenay city council. Courtenay has two mayoral candidates, 13 council candidates and five school trustee candidates. Next up: Comox council, Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Courtenay candidates

Jon Ambler Running for mayor

After two terms as a city councillor, Jon Ambler announced his candidacy for mayor, on the final day of nominations, last Friday. Jon’s background is not only in municipal politics but also as a colonel (ret.) in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Jon’s contributions to council

Larry Jangula Running for mayor

I am seeking a second term as mayor of Courtenay. I think most constituents are clear on what I stand for. I would like to see an end to the Maple Pool lawsuit thereby eliminating the uncertainty for the Lins and their vulnerable residents.

Bill Anglin

Running for council

I will be seeking re-election in this fall’s municipal election. It has been a privilege to serve all of the citizens of Courtenay over the past three years and look forward to doing so again over the next term. After completing my first term, I realized that there is still much left to be accomplished. It is always challenging when first elected to get up to speed. I know; I hit the ground running and have been

Terry Chaney Running for council

My partner and I moved to the Comox Valley over 30 years ago. I will always see the Valley and Vancouver Island as one of the most beautiful places to live in the world. The Comox Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in B.C. – this rapid growth can strain and stress

Dan Doerksen Running for council

Dan Doerksen is seeking election to Courtenay city council. Dan’s character is summed up in his election slogan “common sense, hard work and straight talk.” Dan is a man who knows people, he knows the issues of this city, and he knows how to work hard and efficiently to get things done. Dan and his wife Linda have

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in the past six years included his introduction of Citizen Budget, a low-cost online tool that enables all citizens to provide feedback on budget priorities. Jon promises to keep Courtenay business as open and as transparent as possible. “City business must be conducted in the public eye, with only rare exceptions allowed by law. I will never conduct Courtenay business in coffee shops and backrooms.” Jon’s decision to enter the race,

thereby creating a race for the mayor’s chair, came as a result of attending a community function. “My late decision to enter the race was sparked by attendance at the recent Courtenay Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. All those volunteers, giving so much to our community, reminded me that my duty is not yet done. I hope to continue my dedicated efforts in the service of my community, working hard to look after the interests of every citizen.

“Those interests must be met fairly, and fairness comes from consistent application of the rules: no favourites, no special consideration, just the same rules for everyone.” Jon is married (Jill) with two daughters and four grandchildren. He can be reached at 250-334-3458 or via email at electjonamber@ gmail.com throughout the campaign. He also has a website for the campaign, www.amblerformayor.ca, and a Facebook page, facebook.com/ amblerformayor.

I am committed to maintaining fiscal responsibility – keeping business and residential taxes down. I feel it important to conduct the people’s business transparently and openly whenever possible. Concentrating on the municipal core responsibilities is very important to me. I feel it essential to respect the taxpayer in my decisions at City Hall. It is imperative to me to maintain

our City’s infrastructure consistently, thereby avoiding it becoming an overwhelming burden on our taxpayers in the future. The 5th Street Bridge in its current condition is an eyesore and if re-elected would make it a priority to have it refurbished. It is important to me to see the completion of the Braidwood housing project, working closely with the provincial government to make that

happen. Jangula is a retired RCMP officer who served three terms — nine years total — on Courtenay council before running for mayor. He is married (Jeanette) with two sons (Todd and Craig). He can be reached throughout the campaign at 250-338-1501 or by email at ljangula@shaw.ca I value your vote and look to serving another term as your mayor.

working hard ever since. The time I have spent at council and representing the city at the regional district has given me a much greater community perspective. One of the things I’m most proud of is the time I’ve spent working with the DCBIA to invigorate the downtown core. There is a new energy and a commitment to working together to make our downtown the best possible place to work, shop and play. The city has grown from a small town to more of a mid-sized, robust centre of both economic and cultural opportunity. We have had to chart new courses

and ensure that we stay relevant and progressive in dealing with our constituents. The foundations have been laid and I look forward to building the organization to respond to our citizens over the coming term. The biggest thing I bring to the table is a balanced outlook. I always examine how each decision will affect the community as a whole; both now as well as the future. Being a grandparent strengthens my resolve to promote sustainable growth for our community so that our children and our children’s children can live and

work here too. I work hard to scrutinize the costs that we incur to provide the services our citizens expect and deserve. Affordability is a key message I hear when speaking to people in the community. Finding value in each dollar is important, not just in what we do but also how we do it. And I’ll continue to work finding ways to do things better. I’d like to thank everyone for their support over the past three years and if re-elected I’ll keep working hard on your behalf. Bill can be reached at 250-3348484 or billanglin@telus.net.

everything from community planning to infrastructure. We need to set clear priorities both fiscally and socially. For instance, I don’t want to see tax dollars spent on legal issues with Maple Pool. We are a community, and as a community this issue can be resolved. Also, I do not agree with spending taxpayers’ dollars on multiple trips and junkets for all council

members when we can’t afford to improve our public transit system or even provide covered bus stops. We need to look at long- and short-term infrastructure needs, and ensure we have more greenspaces and parks in our continuing development. I have been a registered nurse, a real estate agent and mortgage broker, sat on the Comox heritage committee, worked with the Wom-

en’s Centre and Courtenay Planned Parenthood Clinic. I have owned and operated my own business, employing 10 –12 people. My 30 years in this Valley have given me a perspective I feel could be useful – I am asking the people of Courtenay to let me put that perspective to work – for everyone! I can be reached at tlchaney@ telus.net throughout the campaign.

lived in the Valley just over 10 years. He has two sons who live and work with their wives in the Edmonton area. Dan and his wife have raised and mentored many young people over the years, and still mentor and assist with Korean students who come to Courtenay to experience Canadian life and upgrade their English skills. Dan has spent the majority of his life serving his family and his community. He served 28 years as

a police officer in Edmonton until retiring as a homicide detective in 2014. Unable to stay retired, Dan started his second career as an investigative community coroner with the B.C. Coroners Service. Again his experience as a caring, listening people person made him a valued employee until his second retirement in 2014. The bottom line is that Dan’s extensive experience in dealing with people over the years has

developed in him an ability to see the core issues within the larger general symptoms. He knows how to cut through the politics and to get things done. Some of the significant issues Dan would like to see addressed are the Maple Pool lawsuit (stop it), homelessness, current and future traffic flow issues, downtown revitalization and trying to keep taxes from climbing. Dan can be reached via email at danlinda.doerksen@gmail.com


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Courtenay candidates

Erik Eriksson Running for council

Erik Eriksson was one of the first to announce his candidacy for Courtenay council, making it official a month ago. “I continue to believe I will make a positive contribution on city council if I am elected,” said Eriksson. “I am retired and able to devote the time and energy required to properly fulfil the responsibilities

Marcus Felgenhauer Running for council

I have decided to once again seek a seat on Courtenay city council. Having enjoyed the benefits of living in this fantastic valley for the last 22 years with my wife Sandy, it is still my wish to give back to the community. Sandy and I have owned successful businesses in

David Frisch Running for council

David Frisch is serious about getting elected for Courtenay council in the upcoming November 15 elections. Since moving to Courtenay in 1998 from Ontario, David has consistently shown interest in community planning and events. While attending North Island College for three years, where he studied business and humanities, he participated in and helped to organize road and mountain bike races, back

Doug Hillian Running for council

Courtenay has been my home for 35 years, where I have raised my family, earned a living and enjoyed the abundant life the Comox Valley provides. First elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2011, I remain motivated by a commitment to public service and a deep love for this community. I have worked cooperatively with council colleagues, staff and citizens

George Knox Running for council

I am a retired communications technician, married with three kids and eight grandchildren, and have been a resident of the Comox Valley for the past 35 years. I have served my community as a volunteer firefighter, area school trustee, member of the provincial and regional library boards, soccer and baseball coach, and scout leader. I offer the voters of Courtenay the opportunity to elect a fair and

Manno Theos Running for council

I will be a candidate to retain my position on Courtenay city council on the November 15 election.

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of office.” “I believe my experience in serving the community in a number of areas will be a valuable asset,” he said. Erik is currently the president of the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre, a director of the Walk of Achievement committee and treasurer of the Celebration Singers Community Choir. He has served the community as vice-president of the Comox Valley Food Bank Society, board member of the Economic Develop-

ment Society and the Comox Valley Community Foundation, chair of the Sandwick Transition Advisory Committee and he has previously served a term as Courtenay city councillor. His interests include umpiring for the BC Premier Baseball League, music, sports and fitness, and RVing with his wife Beverley. “We have lived in Courtenay for 34 years and in that time, with all my community involvement, I believe I have developed a strong sense of where our citizens want

our city to go,” said Erik. “Maple Pool, housing, traffic, fire service and governance are some of the issues that have recently come to the fore.” “I know I can make a positive contribution, working co-operatively with the city council, in resolving those issues and I am asking the people of Courtenay for the opportunity,” he said. Erik can be reached by phone at 250-218-0568 or email at erik@ eriksson.ca throughout the campaign.

Courtenay. Currently I am with Finneron Hyundai as the senior business manager. In my role as business manager I get an intimate view into the true economics of a wide cross-section of Courtenay’s residents, from young couples raising a family, to seniors on fixed incomes. This much is clear, as a city councillor I would look at each expenditure as if it were my own

money, waste not want not. I will work with council and city staff to develop a bylaw which would require the redevelopment of empty lots in the city core (such as the old Palace Theatre site) within a specific time frame. If redevelopment cannot be accomplished then those spaces will be required to be turned into temporary park space. I will work with council and city staff to develop a formula for Big

Box stores to contribute more to the cost of recycling the tonnes of cardboard brought into the Valley each year. I will work with council and city staff to resolve the Maple Pool situation, ensuring the protection and support of some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Marcus can be reached via email at mfelgenhauer@hotmail.com throughout the campaign.

country mountaineering, and fundraising events for Youth Challenge International. David’s interest and concern for others took him to Asia, Europe and Central America where he spent time learning about other cultures. He has also volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of Canada. David has served as an executive on boards of various groups throughout his time in Courtenay: CV Cycle Club – treasurer, mountain bike co-ordinator; Strata Council – president; Imagine Comox Valley – director. As an owner of a small business

in the construction industry David understands the challenges faced by small businesses. His entrepreneurial spirit also prompted him to organize and operate a much needed waste oil recycling service in the Courtenay area. David is the father of two boys, ages one and six years, and he and his partner understand the challenges of raising a young family. David’s allegiance and commitment is to work, together with others, to ensure that Courtenay is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable for all, both now and for future years.

“My vision is to build a vibrant and progressive Courtenay that will prosper with growth and preserve the beauty that we all love. Through Downtown densification, investment in a more cost effective transportation plan, clearer economic development options, and housing solutions for people of all means, I know we can be a stronger and more resilient community!” To contact Dave and find out how to be a part of his exciting campaign, visit davidfrisch.ca, follow him on Facebook - Elect David Frisch - or on twitter - @frischdavid1.

on many positive initiatives while advocating to maintain services within a responsible fiscal framework. Courtenay is well run by excellent staff and has first class amenities that complement our natural surroundings, sustaining us among the most liveable communities in the province. Still, there is much to be done. Progress is too slow on supportive housing projects and we continue to be challenged managing growth and development.

I know people want us to get these issues right and will continue working for solutions. The initiatives supporting downtown infilling and streamlining the development process will help address some of our economic challenges. We must also continue to address climate change, promote multimodal transportation solutions, preserve our estuary and streams and work in collaboration with our regional neighbours. If re-elected, I will continue to

work with you to build our community, to provide the services we need, keep our taxes affordable and protect our environment and quality of life. I will continue to offer a reasonable and progressive approach while remaining responsive and accessible to all citizens. Thanks for the privilege of serving you and for your ongoing support. Doug can be reached at 250-3340693, via email at dhillian59@shaw. ca, or through his website, www. doughillian.ca throughout the campaign.

open-minded individual who will actively listen to all perspectives and make choices that represent the needs and desires of our citizens in a fiscally responsible manner. Some of the current issues of concern to me include improving the city’s permitting process so that is timely and fair to ensure we do not drive development and local builders away, resolving the Maple Pool tenancy issue in a way that is respectful and fair to the tenants and owners, and addressing parking and traffic problems associated

with the new hospital, the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, and North Island College. I am passionate about our environment and will work hard to encourage responsible development and protect our community and province from both local threats as well as larger provincial ones such as the current drive to build heavy oil pipelines and increase diluted bitumen tanker traffic on our coast. I believe that council appointees to the Regional District should be democratically elected, and not simply appointed at the sole discretion

of the mayor. My pledge to voters is to proactively work for the citizens of Courtenay as a fellow citizen who will always take the time to meet and listen to your concerns, and represent your interests in a fair and transparent manner. If you are looking for a citizen focussed candidate committed to building a strong, fiscally responsible, and equitable community then please vote for me and “Let George do it!” George can be reached at 250703-3463 or via email at geosher@ shaw.ca throughout the campaign.

I have served four terms as a member of Courtenay council. I’ve enjoyed the opportunities to make a positive impact in our community. I would like to extend a warm thank you to the people throughout the Comox Valley.

Not a day goes by without hearing kind words, seeing smiling faces or feeling support from the people in our community. Over the past three years I’ve been fortunate to work with such quality council members to create

progressive change and move forward on many issues. Thanks again for the friendship, confidence and support you have provided me over the years. I can be contacted at 250-7925884 if needed.


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Rebecca Lennox Running for council

Rebecca grew up in the Comox Valley and wants to be a part of shaping it for the future. Having worked as a hairdresser in the Valley since 2008, after returning home from studies abroad, Rebecca has had the pleasure of interacting on a personal level with people from all different backgrounds, value systems and professions in this community. She has been involved in numer-

Stu MacInnis Running for council

My name is Stu MacInnis and once again I would like to declare myself a candidate in the upcoming Courtenay municipal election. I was born and raised here in the Comox Valley and graduated from G.P. Vanier in 1998. Over the years I’ve watched our community grow and evolve. Volunteering at Glacier View Lodge care facility has given me the opportunity to learn how many of our senior residents view

Starr Winchester Running for council

Starr Winchester will be seeking re-election to Courtenay city council. Starr has served 21 years on Courtenay council, including six years as mayor. She was born and raised in Courtenay and has an extensive business background, having retired after 34 years in the banking industry. Starr has always been supportive

Bob Wells

Running for council

My Tech Guys owner and “Extreme Geek” Bob Wells is running for Courtenay city council. “The City suing Maple Pool to evict its residents forced me to act now,” says Bob. “This is a defining moment in our city’s history and action must be taken now to stop the lawsuit so that a real solution can be worked

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ous fundraising activities. These include raising money to purchase a sound system for a community hall, plus a contribution to Y.A.N.A. (You are Not Alone), and MARS (Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society). She has also been instrumental in raising money for two Comox Valley individuals in their fight against cancer. Lennox is currently involved with community campaigns, music and arts, event co-ordination and youth mentorship. She is presently retraining at North Island College. Rebecca’s vision for the future of

Courtenay includes continuing to work towards affordable housing for all and developing the city that makes space for everyone’s means of travel, whether by foot, bike, scooter, bus or car. “There are many exciting and highly realistic urban design projects that focus on moving from a car-centric model of transportation towards road-sharing with other means of transportation. (What happened to your jobs focus? How about “developing the city that promotes decent jobs and healthy living, with road and path systems

that make space for everyone, whether travelling by foot, bike, scooter, bus or car.) “I believe that all people in the community should have access to services, gainful employment, affordable housing, and to be included and heard in decisions that affect their lives,” says Rebecca. “I have the time and commitment to dedicate to this position.” Check out Rebecca’s website at www.rebeccalennox.ca She can be reached via e-mail at rebeccajlennox@gmail.com throughout the campaign.

our community and the direction it’s taking. I want to be a voice that is fair, reasonable and inclusive. I want to work for the residents of Courtenay, to help our community grow and prosper. Although progress is inevitable and positive, I look at development from the both the perspectives of “Can that land be developed?” as well as “Should that land be developed?” I feel that there are some areas of our community too precious to give up to residential or commercial

development. I’m concerned that so many of the issues that were prominent in the last election are still facing us. Why is the fate of the residents of Maple Pool still in question? If elected I want to move forward with what this council should have done three years ago. I want to work with the Lins to ensure that the residents of Maple Pool can stay in their homes. If elected I want to act as a conduit for the residents of Courtenay to influence how their city is governed, and the policies put forth by

council. I don’t wish to lead the residents of Courtenay; if elected I want the residents of Courtenay to tell me which direction they want our community to go, and as a member of council I will do all I can to create the policies to get us there. There will be bumps along the way and disagreements, but if we come together with open minds and honest compromise, our community can become something truly remarkable. Feel free to email me at stumacforcouncil@hotmail.com.

therefore we must not lose sight of our mandate as a council, which is to focus on our core responsibilities to our citizens. Taxes directly affect our standard of living, in particular our citizens on fixed incomes and pensions. I continue to have great concern about the duplication of services here in the Comox Valley. I fully support an independent governance review of the Comox Valley to determine the best form of governance. Courtenay citizens carry an unfair tax burden when it comes to

policing, recreation, senior and cultural facilities. “Courtenay council must work together, with both levels of senior government and local agencies to help our most vulnerable citizens. This is a complex issue, with no simple answers unfortunately. “The City of Courtenay has been very good to me and my family. I love my position as councillor, and vow to continue to contribute an open-minded, energetic and positive presence to Courtenay council.”

Humanity, MusicFest and Rotary. He has proven to be an effective leader, not only creating effective policies and procedures, but by holding everyone accountable for their actions. His positive management style has resulted in winning several awards including BC’s Top 40 Under 40, BC Fastest Growing Company and the Comox Valley Small Business of the Year. Bob has given the keynote address at the Sauder School of Business International Business

Conference, and been a guest speaker for high schools and other Valley organizations. “I am confident my experience, passion and energy makes me the best candidate for Courtenay city council. I have a proven record of successful leadership and working towards a better community. Vote for me on November 15.” Bob can be reached at 250-7921945 or votebobwells@gmail.com throughout the campaign. For more info, visit his website at www.votebobwells.ca.

of senior and youth facilities. “Seniors are a vital part of our community, they contribute significantly to our economy, and we must continue to provide them with the amenities they deserve. Also, supporting youth activities has always been and will continue to be a priority to me.” Starr feels strongly that holding the line on taxes is crucial during these challenging times. “Without major industry, we have a limited funding base in Courtenay, towards in partnership with all stakeholders. I cannot understand how the city can think that it can work in good faith with Maple Pool while pushing forward with their lawsuit against them. “A vote for me is a vote for the residents of Maple Pool.” Bob is best known as owner of the award-winning My Tech Guys Inc., a local technology company employing 15 people. Bob has also worked tirelessly for organizations like CYMC, Y.A.N.A., Child Development, Habitat for

Things to know for Election Day 2014 in Courtenay General voting day is on Saturday, Nov.15, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are two voting places for general voting day: • Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave. (election headquarters); and • Queneesh Elementary School, 2345 Mission Rd. Electors may choose to cast their ballot at either voting place.

Advance polls There are two advance voting opportunities; on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 12. The advance voting opportu-

nities will be held at City Hall, City of Courtenay, please con830 Cliffe Ave. Voting tact Elections will be open from 8 a.m. BC Municipal BC by phone at to 8 p.m. 1.800.661.8683. If you are not on the voter’s What to bring list, you may If you are already on Comprehensive register online the provincial voters through Eleclist, you do not need to coverage of tions BC. bring anything. If you your 2014 If you were are not on the PVL, or municipal election: not on the Proaren’t sure, you need vincial Voters to bring two pieces of See more online List before it ID (at least one with was provided to a signature) that show the City, your your identity and place name will not of residence. be on the City’s To confirm that you are on voters list. the Provincial Voters List in the

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Eligibility to Vote A resident elector must: • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day; • be a Canadian citizen; • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before registering to vote; • have been a resident of the jurisdiction in which they intend to vote for at least 30 days before registering to vote; and, • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in a local election, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

A non-resident property elector must: • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day; • be a Canadian citizen; • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before registering to vote; • have owned property in the jurisdiction in which they intend to vote for at least 30 days before registering to vote; and, • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in a local election, or be otherwise disqualified by law. –courtenay.ca


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Cliff Boldt

Running for school trustee

Cliff Boldt is running for Courtenay school trustee. Cliff has lived in the Comox Valley for 21 years and has been involved in many volunteer activities at the community and provincial levels. Most recently, he completed two terms as president of the BC Retired Teachers’ Association. Cliff was a classroom teacher in Saskatchewan and B.C. public schools for 33 years. He

Janice Caton

Running for school trustee

Janice Caton will seek another term as school trustee for SD 71 Comox Valley School District, representing the City of Courtenay. Caton brings with her extensive knowledge and understanding of the B.C. public school education system as a result of her nine years as trustee on the board of education along with her many years as an involved parent, which included

Donna Gambacorta Running for school trustee

Incumbent Donna Gambacorta will be seeking a second term as school trustee for the City of Courtenay. Donna is completing her first term with the board and has enjoyed the challenges of the position and the exciting successes that have taken place. She looks forward to continu-

Jordan Huber

Running for school trustee

I am a mother of four boys, three of whom are in the public school system, with the fourth soon to follow. I am a strong believer in public

Alex Robertson Running for school trustee

The Canadian public education system is fundamental to the Canadian identity. The students learning in British Columbia’s schools today will be the inventors, artists and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. They will be responsible for creating the culture and economy of the future, and we must provide them with the tools to succeed. The system is facing enormous pressure to maintain its world class

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earned a bachelor of education from the University of Saskatchewan and a masters of education from the University of Oregon. Cliff has a history of involvement with local government and community groups in the Comox Valley and BC including the following:  • Eight years on the executive of Comox Valley Support our Seniors (SOS)  • Active with the BC Council of Senior Citizens Organizations, working on saving Medicare. 

• Served 10 years as alternate director to two Area A directors on the Comox Valley Regional District board • Served on the Union Bay Improvement District • Served as a member of the Coastal Community Credit Union Community outreach committee. Some of the issues Cliff sees for this election include: • Strengthening the partnership between the board and Parent Advisory Councils; • Supporting the principle of inclu-

sion of special needs students in our classrooms and advocating for improved resources so that all students get their needs met; • Creating a student trustee program similar to School District #39, Vancouver. Cliff wants to hear from citizens about their concerns for public education in the Comox Valley. You are invited to learn more about Cliff and his campaign by contacting him at 250-334-1580, cell 250-2186597 or his website, http://electboldt.wordpress.com/

serving as PAC chair and executive on DPAC. Caton continues to be connected to parents and brings their concerns to the board table in her role as a trustee. Currently, Caton is vice-chair of the board, chair of the education committee, and the district representative to the provincial British Columbia Schools Trustee Association. Caton understands the many challenges public education is currently facing. She is on record stating that the provincial government

needs to provide more funding for public education. She believes that districts can provide the necessary support to students and staff if school districts are appropriately funded. Caton works hard to ensure that the needs of students and staff come first and foremost in any decisions that come to the board table. Caton recognizes that our district has been able to provide many excellent programs and opportunities for students and staff over the past three years.

These programs include the AcelT Trades program, our very successful International Student Program, and Nides/ Navigate. Caton has a demonstrated commitment to public education and would welcome an opportunity to continue to work on behalf of students and parents in the Comox Valley to create the best education system that we can provide for everyone. She would be honoured to continue to represent the citizens of Courtenay as a trustee.

ing with important projects such as seismic improvements of G.P. Vanier Senior Secondary School, and enhanced programs to ensure students are nourished both physically and academically. Donna also looks forward to strengthening relationships in her role as trustee with students, teachers, parents, partner groups and the community as a whole. Gambacorta is the second vicechair of VISTA — Vancouver Island School Trustees Association — and

is a member of the finance committee. She is also the alternate representative to the Aboriginal Education Committee and the Provincial Council alternate. Donna was born and raised in the Comox Valley and is married with two children. Her daughter has graduated from her alma mater at Vanier and her son is a Grade 10 French Immersion student at Mark Isfeld Sr. Secondary. “As a parent, I know firsthand

the difficulties faced by parents/ guardians and students trying to ensure the best educational experience,” Gambacorta said. “As a trustee, I also know the difficulties and stresses placed on educators and the school district. “As an independent thinker, I believe that I bring a fresh perspective to the board. “I would like to continue working on your behalf as your trustee on the school board, representing the City of Courtenay.”

education and believe every child in this province has a right to receive one. I visit my children’s classrooms frequently and see the struggles their hard-working teachers deal with on a daily basis. I have a deep respect for teachers and the important job they do educating our children.

The recent labour dispute has really opened my eyes to the huge gaps in the public school system. I don’t want to sit by and just hope that things will change. I want to speak up for our education system and all the kids who should be benefitting from it. Education is the foundation to our kids’ dreams and aspirations

for the future, and that education should help those dreams become a reality. If elected I will be a strong, accountable voice for the community, and will put my best efforts forward to help our public school system be a priority in our community and our province.

standard and we must defend it. Governments must make education a priority. I have been taught to stand up for what I believe in, and I know that time is now. Elect me as school trustee for Courtenay, and I will be a vocal and passionate advocate for public education in our community. Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson offered great insight into Canada’s schooling system when she said: “It was in attending public school that I truly felt a sense of place in

this country. Still today I believe that public education is the single most valuable institution that our society provides to help people belong.” My goals are to listen to the experts in order to effectively understand the issues; seek the assistance and guidance of all stakeholders: students, teachers, parents, educational assistants, support staff, and administrators; strongly support all students! I am employed as the operations manager for the Comox Valley Airport. Our operations team

endeavours to create a culture and environment that promotes respect, responsibility, pride, civility and excellence. I have a proven record in leadership through my management of airport operations for the last nine years. Before joining the airport, I served as a member of the Canadian Air Force for 20 years. I hold a bachelor of science from the University Of British Columbia. Alex can be reached at 250-3384126 or via email at lexrobertson57@gmail.com throughout the campaign.

OPEN HOUSE The staff of

Puntledge River Hatchery Invite you to: Interact with Hatchery Staff as well as Local

Volunteer Community Groups hosting displays at the facility.

This family event provides opportunity to view hatchery activities as well as painting fish prints, Public Involvement displays, salmon breeding operations, incubation room, marking operations and the always popular underwater viewing area.

Please join us

Sunday, October 19, 2014 • 10 am to 3 pm

PUNTLEDGE RIVER HATCHERY • 38 Powerhouse Road, Courtenay (off Lake Trail Road)


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recently returned from the Canadian Stroke Congress in Vancouver. The congress was a four-day event all on stroke; from prevention to treating stroke in hospital to long-term recovery in the community. There were representatives from all over the country sharing research, programs and ideas. One of the workshops I attended was on aphasia. Are you scratching your head and asking yourself, “Aphasia, what’s that?” Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! It’s surprising how many people haven’t come across the word. I was first introduced to the word in my early-20s as a student doing my undergraduate degree in physical health and education. During my practicum at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in their rehabilitation program, I came face to face with many individuals who had difficulty speaking due to a stroke or other head trauma. Aphasia is a problem of language and communication that makes it difficult to understand or produce speech. It can also affect reading and writing ability. Aphasia is due

to an Sandwich Generation can lead to acquired decreased brain injuparticipary includtion in ing stroke, social and endy tumours community and head ohnstone life, and trauma. have devastating It can be effects on self-esteem so severe that communication is almost and quality of life. impossible or it can Aphasia has a be very mild, like it major impact on a was with my father. person’s identity, selfIt can affect one sinesteem, relationships gle part of language and roles. such as retrieving the For my dad, he lost names of objects or the ability to practice law. It was a major blow to his identity. A Aphasia has man of eloquence and a major impact on a strong debater, he had to work hard at a person’s idenbeing understood by tity, self-esteem, others. Although his relationships and aphasia was considered mild, his speech roles. was slurred and slow, Wendy Johnstone and he had difficulty reading. The InteRACT the ability to read or (Intensive Residential write. Aphasia CommunicaMore often than tion Therapy) out of not, aphasia impairs Dalhousie University many parts of lan(http://www.dal.ca/ guage and communication. Thirty per cent diff/inteRACT/faq-s/ strategies.html) has of stroke survivors some great communiare usually affected cation tips and tools by aphasia. for supporting somePeople with aphaone with aphasia: sia can retain cogniTry to put yourself tive and social skills in the other person’s they had prior to shoes: If you are feeltheir injury; they ing uncomfortable or are simply hidden unsure, try to imagine by their challenges. how the individual However, they may appear less competent with aphasia is feeling. and as a result are Do not be quick often treated with less competency. This to judge: Challenges

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with speech or language do not reflect intelligence. Communicate in the best environment possible: Try to communicate in quiet places with adequate lighting. Observe the individual’s non-verbal messages: Oftentimes an individual with aphasia may be able to use gestures to communicate. Try to encourage and interpret gestures. Use age appropriate intonation and vocabulary: Remember that you are communicating with an adult: avoid baby talk, or a patronizing tone. Maintain eye contact and remain in close proximity (arm’s length away). Prepare yourself to communicate: Do not have anything in your mouth like candy or gum, and do not cover your mouth while talking. Give the person time to communicate. Confirm that you understand the person’s message or that the individual with aphasia understands your message. Wendy Johnstone is a gerontologist and is the founder of Keystone Eldercare Solutions. Her column runs in the Comox Valley Record every second Thursday.

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Evergreen Art Club Show and Sale returns Submitted The Evergreen Art Club is holding a Show and Sale of their artwork on Saturday, Oct. 25. “The Club is very excited about this event,” Evergreen event convenor, Christine Aldred says. “We held one in 2013 and it was a great success. We have some accomplished artists in our group dealing with a wide variety of subject matter in different mediums. I really think there is something for all tastes in our show this year.” If you are looking to buy some original art this is the place to be. Come on down and have a browse. “Prices are going to be very reasonable,” says Aldred. The admission is free and all ages are invited. The Evergreen Lounge will also be open to serve well-priced lunch and refreshments to those attending. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rotary Hall on the lower level of Courtenay Recreation’s Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave. Courtenay. The Art Club meets every Thursday in the Craft room of the Evergreen Club from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Current Evergreen members are encouraged to stop by. For more information, call the Filberg office at 250-338-1000.

Disruption airing Friday Comox United Church and the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship will present the climate change film Disruption on Friday, October 17, at 7 p.m. This dramatic film was released only one month ago, in preparation for the Climate Change march held in New York on Sept. 21, where more than 300,000 people marched through downtown New York in advance of the Climate Change Summit held at the UN. The film has three major themes: a review of climate change science, a history of how major protest marches have changed our world, and the story of the groups organizing the Sept. 21 march. On Sept. 23, more than 100 heads of state and government met at the UN to discuss climate change, and to generate political momentum leading up to a meaningful climate change agreement in Paris in 2015. The presentation will be at at Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive in Comox. There will be a group discussion after the film for those who wish to stay and discuss the film’s themes. Admission is by donation.

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GET YOUR CULTURE ON. THE STRUMBELLAS OCTOBER 26 TICKETS $18 - $28

MATTINA MUSICA FEAT. KRZYSZTOF KACZKA (flute) OCTOBER 27 TICKETS $20 - $27

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Gypsy, the fall production of Rainbow Youth Theatre, is a timeless classic, originally opening at the Broadway Theatre in 1959. Since then, it has been revived on stage and in the movies with leading actresses Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters. Gypsy opens on Oct. 17 at the Sid Williams Theatre. It tells the story of Rose, (Susan Bradshaw, Chelsea Keene), a domineering mother who is determined that her daughter, Baby June, become a vaudeville headliner. She drags June and her older, awkward and less-talented sister, Louise, around the United States in order to break them into the big time. Gypsy is based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, and provides audience members with an inside look at the hardships of show business at a time when vaudeville and stage acts were dying and motion pictures were taking over the entertainment world. It is also a study of the complex character of Rose and her relationships with her two daughters as they outgrow the childlike persona their mother demands they continue to project. The audience will be pleasantly surprised with the musical numbers in Gypsy. Co-directors Bradshaw and Danette Bell have prepared entertaining choreography and heartbreaking moments to accompany songs such as Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Let Me Entertain You, Some People, and Together (Wherever You Go), all accompanied by live orchestra. Tickets for Gypsy are on sale at the Sid Williams Theatre box office, by phone at 250-3382430, and online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. Performance dates are Oct. 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.

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Gone Girl 14A: Sexually suggestive scenes, violence and coarse language. Nightly: 7:30; Sat. & Sun. Matinees: 12:20 & 3:35 Dracula Untold 14A: Violence and frightening scenes.

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Susan Bradshaw (above) in the role of Rose and Michaela Demeo in the role of her daughter Louise (Gypsy Rose Lee). PHOTO BY TERRY PENNEY

Contra dance at the Merville Hall It’s almost Halloween and it’s time for the witchiest fiddle Contra dance of the season at the Big Yellow Merville Hall on Saturday, Oct. 25. Duck in with the goblins, out of the rain and wind, to the warm and cozy Merville hall where the Funtime Fiddlers are waiting to play your favourite Contra dance tunes. Contra dances are family friendly community dances where a caller directs all the spooks and crypt crawlers around the dance floor with much laughter and happiness. Single dancers are most welcome as they can pair up with anyone during the Contras. Before the dance, from 7-7:30 p.m., there will be a Contra Dance workshop as well as some instruction in basic waltz patterns.  The  workshops are free of charge so plan to come early.   At 7:30, the Funtime Fiddlers start the music with Contra sets lasting about 15-20 minutes per dance.  In

between the called Contra dances, we’ll play waltzes, foxtrots, swing tunes and polkas. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The dance starts at 7:30. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Six and under are free. Come as a family for $22.

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CV Camera Club’s Showcase upcoming Submitted The Comox Valley Camera Club is pleased to present the seventh annual ShowCase, running from Oct. 21 through Nov. 9 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts. You will be treated to a variety of images ranging from traditional landscapes, wildlife, portraits, seascapes, architecture to abstracts, representing a variety of photographic styles. The CV Camera Club began as a handful of camera buffs over 40 years ago and has grown to more than 150 members. Advances in digital photography, guest speakers, hands-on workshops, and field trip opportunities have all contributed to the growing membership. The club’s education component encourages members to reach beyond their comfort zone to produce exciting images. Many photographers in the club are ready and willing to mentor new enthusiasts.

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This photo by Victor Davare, titled “Eagle on a rock,” won first place. A reception for the show will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 7-9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend to meet the photographers, enjoy some light refreshments and be entranced by a stunning display of local talent. Learn how the images were created, what tips the photographers may have, and how their photography has evolved. Throughout the show, artists will be available at the gallery to answer questions. Don’t forget to place

your ballot for the People’s Choice Award in the golden box before you leave. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. It is closed Mondays. Admission is free. The gallery is at 1729 Comox Ave. in Comox. Tour the virtual gallery at www. pearlellisgallery.com. For more information, visit the CV Camera Club website at www.comoxvalleycameraclub.org.

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Thursday, October 16 LUNCH AT THE LEGION - The Comox Legion Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Homemade Soup and Sandwich Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Full lunch is $8; individual entrees are $3 each. Endless tee and coffee. Come and enjoy a homemade lunch and dessert with family and friends.

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Saturday, October 18 R&B AT THE WAVERLEY - The Luke Blu Guthrie Band will wow the crowd art the Waverley hotel. Tickets $10 at cumberlandvillageworks.com $12 at the door. GOGO AT THE GARAGE - Sticking with the R&B theme, blues guitarist David Gogo appears at the Society For Artistic Development (formerly Joe’s garage)

Thursday, October 23 GO KÖGGING AT THE AV – Dutch jazz group Kögging plays the Avalanche. Show time 7:30 p.m. $10 tickets

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Friday, October 17 BANG THOSE DRUMS - Vancouver Island MusicFest presents An Evening with Terry Bozzio at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River. $32 plus tax and fee. For tickets, visit tickets.islandmusicfest.com ROCKTOBER - 7:30-10:30 p.m., Tom Walton & The Figments will play the Backstreet Pub in Royston, as part of their “Rocktober”. Walton’s repertoire includes rock, country, East Coast and jazz. Call 250-898-8768 for reservations or Greater Royston Area Limo pickup.

Sunday, October 19 STRANGE LOVE - Comox Valley Art Gallery Film Series presents Love is Strange - 5 p.m. Rialto Theatre. For advance tickets call (250) 338-6211, or drop by the CVAG Gift Shop at 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay.

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THEATRE GYPSY: The fall production of Rainbow Youth Theatre is a timeless classic, originally opening at the Broadway Theatre in 1959. Show dates are October 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 at 7 p.m. and October 19 at 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are on sale now at the Sid Williams Theatre Box Office, or by phone (250-338-2430) and on-line at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.

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Friday, October 24 Songwriter and storyteller Ray Bonneville, whose style “sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois” performs at the Cumberland Hotel. Presented by Vancouver island MusicFest. For tickets, visit tickets.islandmusicfest.com ROCKTOBER - 7:30-10:30 p.m., Tom Walton & The Figments will play the Backstreet Pub in Royston, as part of their “Rocktober”. Walton’s repertoire includes rock, country, East Coast and jazz. Call 250-898-8768 for reservations or Greater Royston Area Limo pickup. Saturday, Oct. 25 WHERE THERE’S A WIL… Come for a ride on WiL’s new train… His Latest LP release tour is sure to satisfy old fans, and garner all kinds of new ones. Don’t miss this show -WiL performs with drummer Keith Gallant and keyboard/vocals Lena Birtwistle at the Waverley $15 advance. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Go to cumberlandvillageworks.com/events for tix. Sunday, October 26 SENIORS TEA - Comox Seniors Tea Dance, 2-4 p.m. at 180 Beaufort Ave. in Comox. Live music. 55+ welcome. $5 at the door. Monday, October 27 MUSIC IN THE MORNING - Sid Williams Theatre Society presents Mattina Musica, with pianist Sarah Hagen and featuring flautist Krzysztof Kaczka. Tickets $22 for members, $27 for general public. Coffee and tea is served at 9:45 am and music begins at 10:30. For more information on the Mattina Musica series visit www.sidwilliamstheatre. com or call 250 338 2430. Thursday, October 30 NOON HOUR POETRY READING – The Comox Valley Writer’s Society and Courtenay Library invite the public to a special poetry reading by Mr. Ed Varney and to a reading of poems by local poets to be held in the Courtenay Library Events Room noon until 1:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. This event is a follow on from the successful reading sessions given by local poets. Come, relax, and enjoy your noon break while listening to talented local poets reading from their published and unpublished work. LET’S DO THE TIME WARP - The Courtenay Legion presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8 p.m. Tickets $10 apiece with proceeds going to the Comox Valley Food Bank. CHUCKLES - Kitty’s Comedy Night is proud to bring Mikey Dubbs with headliner Tim Nutt! Tim’s impressive comedy resume includes CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, Comedy Now, Detroit Comedy Festival. A big city talent right here! Red21 at Chances Playtime Gaming, for tickets: Kitty Pitt on Facebook or (250)897-3252. Show may contain course language and mature content 19+


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Thu. Oct 16 Live Music with Oscar Robles at Zocalo Cafe, 7-9 pm Oyster Bar Join us at the White Whale for the grand opening of our Oyster Bar! Live Music, with Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra at the Waverley 9:30pm. Tix $15 adv. at Bop City or cumberlandvillageworks.com

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Sat. Oct 18 Live Music with Celtic Cargo Cult at Zocalo Cafe, 7-9 pm Live Music with Luke Blu Guthrie at the Waverley. Tix $10 at Bop City or cumberlandvillageworks.com Live Music with the Rangers at the Cumberland Hotel

Sun. Oct 19 Cooking Class Paleo Basics for Fall 5-8pm $85 Blue Moon Winery the simple things CelebratingCelebrating 18 years of 16 theyears simpleof things Live Music/Brunch with Little Saturday the famous Bluegrass Brunch 10:30am-1pm at the Waverley Hotel.

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Live Music with Anderson Jazz at Zocalo Cafe, 7-9 pm MusicFest Show with Ray Bonneville at the Cumberland Hotel, 8 pm, Tix $20 at the venue or online at islandmusicfest.com

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If you’re just hauling yourself, or a pair of jet skis around back, the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado can do the job. And they do it very well. Alexandra Straub

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the four or six-cylinder variants, no rattles, bangs or buzzing were heard. I actually couldn’t believe my ears as to how serene the cabin was. I guess the triple door seals are doing their job and doing it well. The transmission had a smoothness to it and the 8-inch touchscreen featuring Text Messaging Alerts and Siri Eyes Free are a bonus. If you’re just hauling yourself, or a pair of jet skis around back, the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado can do the job. And they do it very well. Pricing for the Chevrolet Colorado starts at an MSRP of $19,900 for the four-cylinder with the extended cab. The GMC Canyon has a starting MSRP of $20,600 (both exclude a destination charge of $1,695). Visit www.gm.ca for more information Alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca

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Canada’s Great Unknown Nation- Lacrosse Association champion Vic- (U16, U14 and U12) and involves al Sport is alive and well on Vancou- toria Shamrocks and got coaching travel for stick-on-stick action with ver Island and thriving on the North from top box and NCAA players. A mid-Island and south-Island teams. Island. number attended the field camp laid The calibre of opposition teams is Selena Lasota, a member of the on by Pacific Coast champion Simon high and select squads from the Katzie First Nation, has been named Fraser University. Island are powerhouse competitors number three rookie choice by NCAA Lacrosse is unique. In spring and both in Canada and across the borwomen’s field lacrosse. Selena, from summer, arenas deserted by the der. Campbell River, plays for Thanksgiving weekend saw Northwestern University WildOwen Shears, Carter Mullicats in Evanston Il. as a freshGirls are welcome in lacrosse and gan and Gavin Sam head to man midfielder. more and more are taking advantage of Langley for tryouts for the BC Selana got her start playU15 provincial squad. Snipers, ing box lacrosse for the C.R. the full-ride scholarship potential of the Rowan Armstrong and Ethan Ravens and switched to the game ... Blacklock, will shoot for places women’s field game with the in the U13 lineup for Team BC. Nanaimo Timbermen. Don’t miss a chance to watch Girls are welcome in lacrosse and skate crowd host “The War On The “The Fastest Game on Two Feet” more and more are taking advantage Floor.” Fall and winter see the same as teams from all over the Island of the full-ride scholarship potential players move outdoors for the grace- compete here regularly. Your next of the game and a chance to play on ful long-pass running game. It’s this opportunity will be on Oct. 26 when versatility that make Island lacrosse the U14s take on Nanaimo. an equal footing with the guys. It was a busy summer for local graduates so attractive to college Folks who call soccer “The Beaulacrosse. Players from Camp- scouts on both sides of the border. tiful Game” are folks who haven’t The field lacrosse season is well watched lacrosse! bell River and the Comox Valley – Comox Valley Lacrosse attended camps run by the Western underway for all three local divisions

A three-game winning streak has moved the Comox Valley Glacier Kings to within striking distance of second place in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League North Division. The third-place Icemen knocked off fourth-place Oceanside Generals 5-2 on Oct. 11 and are now just four points back of second-place Nanaimo Buccaneers, with two games in hand on the Bucs. The Yetis have a great chance to close the gap further tonight (Oct. 16) when they visit Nanaimo for a big four-pointer.. This past Saturday in Parksville, the Glacier Kings snapped a 2-2 tie by scoring the only goal of the second period then added two more in the third to seal the deal on the Generals. Mitchell Hawes led the way with four points and his hat trick earned him first-star honours. Second star Jonas Horvath added one for the visitors as did Derian Hamilton. Liam Shaw contributed three assists. The G-Kings out-shot the Generals 42-23 with Blake Pearson picking up the win in net. The Icemen went 1-for-7 on the power play and also scored shorthanded (Horvath unassisted). Hawes and Horvath put the Yetis up 2-0 by the 8:28 mark of the first, with Oceanside battling back on goals by Keanu Gallegos and Jordan Bautista (unassisted shorthanded). Hawes’ second of the game at 7:00 of the second on the power play proved to be the winner. Hamilton tallied his second of the season at 1:07 of the third and Hawes completed his hat trick with his sixth of the year at the 12:51 mark. ICE CHIPS Shaw leads the Glacier Kings’ scoring with 14 points (5g, 9a), good enough for 17th in league scoring … North Division leading Campbell River Storm (10-0-10) remain the league’s only undefeated team … the Yetis have an upcoming home-and-home series with South Division leading Westshore Wolves, with the G-Kings welcoming the Wolves to their door Saturday (Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Sports Centre #1) and returning the visit Tuesday, Oct. 21 … VIJHL standings in Scoreboard, page 39 … sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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While many were celebrating Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner, Comox Valley United was giving thanks to Kyle Bate for not missing his penalty kick. Bate’s accurate strike from the spot earned United a 1-1 draw with Lakehill in a Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 match Saturday night in Victoria. United is now 1-3-2 in their first season in Div. 1. They are in seventh place, just one point back of sixth place Gorge FC and two back of fifth place co-holders Nanaimo United and Vic West. The men’s soccer squad has another Saturday night soiree this weekend when they host third-place Westcastle United in a 6 p.m. start at the new Vanier Turf Field. THROW INS Cowichan FC remains undefeated at 6-0-0 … VISL Div. 1 standings in Scoreboard, page 39 …

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Whoa, Nelly – prepare to be taken down! Mount Washington Alpine Resort is through to their third round of Powder Magazine’s 2015 Ski Town Throwdown after defeating Revelstoke on Oct. 13. “Even though we were considered the underdog, we won (the) Thanksgiving Battle against Revelstoke,” said Brent Curtain of Mount Washington. “The votes came in fast and furious and the lead bounced back and forth all day and evening. In the end, we had a late surge in votes and topped out with 7,300 votes to

The CVUSC U9 girls youth soccer team had a great time at a Thanksgiving weekend tournament in North Vancouver.

Locals sing anthem with ’Caps The CVUSC U9 girls youth soccer team went undefeated at the 18-team North Shore Thanksgiving Tournament in North Vancouver. Walking into the indoor turf field for the first game, Raina Hagel  exclaimed: “Playing in the bubble pad is so much fun!” The team took their first game 1-0 with a goal by Shayla Stignant.  Brianna Kalhous and Helena Burritt were brilliant on the pitch, stopping the ball from passing the midfield. The referee had to correct our throw-ins and explain indirects, as they still have a lot

to learn. However, this crew has something that can’t be taught – “They want the ball and they aren’t afraid to go for it,” explained coach Claudia Vachon. “It was great to see them playing against girls their own age,” added coach Brennan Macdonald.  They started to hold their positions and Thea Macdonald and Dakota Sanzana looked solid on defence. After their first game, the local squad was chosen to walk with the women’s Whitecaps for the singing of the national anthem. “I was so happy they

chose our team. The Whitecap players are so good and it was so cool we were able to hold their hands!” said Sage Kotapski Tinga. On Sunday morning, the girls kept adjusting their game in a match against the Hurricanes. “They were our biggest competition at the tourney,” a CVUSC spokesperson said. “Our goalies, Shadia Zuccato and Sophie-Neige Lagrandeur, were able to keep them away from the scoreboard.”  After a stressful game for the crowd, the squad tied the game at 0-0. – CVUSC U9 Girls

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LANGLEY—It was a good start, but not a great finish, as the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team kicked off their 2014-15 Canada West season on Friday night (Oct. 10). The WolfPack lost 3-1 to the Trinity Western University Spartans at the Langley Events Centre. The scores were 25-15, 16-24,19-25, 21-25. “We struggled at times with reading the games and I think nerves played a part,” said WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly. “Trinity Western managed the ball very well and we struggled to pick up some easy balls. The Spartans played very well.” CIS Player of the Year Brad Gunter (4th year, outside hitter, Courtenay) led the way for Thompson Rivers with 25 kills in 53 chances with two service aces and nine digs. Randy Grundmann (2nd year, outside hitter, Winnipeg) was seven for 15 with six digs. Stuart Richey (5th year, outside hitter, Gibson’s, B.C.) had 12 digs along with five kills in 15 chances. Graham Stoliker (4th year, setter, Surrey) had a solid 43 assists for TRU. The same two teams played Saturday (Oct. 11) in Langley, with the Spartans prevailing 3-0 with wins of 25-23, 25-22, 25-20. The WolfPack were led by Grundmann with 12 kills on 23 swings. It was a tough night for Gunter. He was limited to eight kills on 22 opportunities with a service ace and six digs and had to leave the match after dislocating his finger in the third set. Stoliker had 22 assists. Matt Krueger (5th year, libero, Abbotsford) and Gunter tied for the team high with six digs. The WolfPack are on the road again this weekend (Oct. 17-18) as they visit the Dinos at the University of Calgary. Their Canada West home opener is Friday, Oct. 24 at the Tournament Capital Centre against the University of B.C. Thunderbirds. SIDE OUTS The WolfPack women’s volleyball team, with Gunter’s sister Carly in her first season, dropped their first two games of the season to the Spartans (3-0 Friday, 3-2 Saturday) ... they are in Calgary this weekend ... – TRU WolfPack

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Ralph Shaw raise a question when the Qualicum River intermediately to our south came in with a count of almost 7,000 chinook; which is above their four- year average and the river has a special opening for chinook. On the other hand their coho numbers are way down. The rains on Monday and for the balance of the week will certainly bring salmon into our local rivers.

In predicting the size of returns, much caution must be exercised because temperature and rainfall patterns are not what we normally experience. For the record, I am prepared to predict that the run of chum salmon will be below the four-year seasonal average, but there

will be sufficient fish to allow an on-going recreational retention fishery on chum salmon in the Puntledge. I will also predict we will not have a late-season retention fishery on coho or late run fall chinook. In part my prediction is based on low catches in recreational chum

salmon fishing in Johnstone Strait and low returns of the other species so far season. I would take great joy in being proved wrong. At a recent meeting of the Comox Valley Fly Fishing executive, one member reported witnessing some careless releases of

salmon after they had been brought to shore. It is proper to be critical of this type of behaviour on the part of some careless anglers and from the safety of the column I would encourage all anglers to be careful and respectful of the salmon they return to the river. After all the salmon we release are destined to produce the next generation and their fitness and health is important. On Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Puntledge hatchery and staff will host its annual Open House. It is a special opportunity for all members of the family, residents of the Valley and our fishing

guests to take part in this educational and informative day long celebration that show cases the work of the Puntledge River Hatchery and other salmon enhancement groups in Area 14. The staff will give graphic illustrations of their work in sorting fish, selection of those ready to spawn and the process of stripping and fertilizing eggs for the next generation. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

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Oct. 12th, 1923 ~ Oct. 10th, 2014 Des Mayne passed away peacefully at home on October 10th, two days short of 91 years. He is survived by his wife Marie, sharing 67 years of marriage; son Mike (Heide), daughter Kathy (Lloyd), & son Jeff (Penny); grandchildren, Matt, Sarah, Caitlin, Cory, Kyle, and Ryan; great grandson Bowen. He will be missed by many. Funeral service will be held at Christ The King Church, October 16th at 11:00 AM. Donations may be made to the Health Charity of your choice.

WHITWORTH, David David Whitworth passed away peacefully on Friday 10 October, 2014 after 75 years, leaving his wife of 50 years, two daughters, son-in-law, three grandsons, his brother, four sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law. The care he received from Dr. Kismen, the VIHA nurses, respite nurses with the support of Work Safe, as well as the many friends was wonderful. Sadly, David contracted mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure early in his working life. He was an amazing man who had a knack of being able to fix almost anything and was often called upon by friends and family to do just that. He enjoyed and excelled in a diverse assortment of hobbies and interests spanning from old British cars, photography, traveling, and even teaching his daughter to race. His professional life included being a journeyman coppersmith and a pipefitter, a respected college instructor, a government advisor, and a manager of an innovative mobile training program bringing the trades classroom to industry on site. His pride was in his family and he found great joy in his cars and his active participation in the Old English Car Club here in the Valley. He will be lovingly remembered for his thoughtful, kind and generous ways. The family would like to invite David’s family and friends to get together, at the Whistle Stop Pub to reminisce the good times and enjoy one on him on Saturday 18th of October from 3pm. For those who wish, donations towards a commemorative bench and table that is planned by the sea would be appreciated.

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RTE # 105 Fitzgerald, Harmston, Johnson, 3rd & 4th St.

2014 EMPLOYMENT EXPO! Friday, October 24th 9am to 4pm @ the Job Shop 10 local Employers on site! www.thejobshop.ca for details

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Closing date: 3 PM Oct. 20/14 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

School District 72 (Campbell River) School District 72 is seeking applications for the following positions:

Casual Janitors 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

Comfort Inn & Suites, Campbell River, is holding a

JOB FAIR

in advance of its January 2015 Opening! This brand new 58 room limited service property is Campbell River’s newest hotel and is part of the world’s largest multibrand hotel chain, Choice Hotels. We are seeking energetic, guest service focused and motivated individuals to join our team. Full time and Part time positions available. Management Guest Services Manager Executive Housekeeper Supervisory Guest Services Supervisor Housekeeping Supervisor Front Line Guest Services Agents Night Auditors Breakfast Bar Attendants Room Attendants Laundry Attendants Maintenance Persons Attend our hiring event on: DATE: Saturday, October 25th between 11am and 4 pm at the Tyee Plaza #1121 (next to Delta Jewellers) Please bring a resume with references with you. Interviews will be conducted onsite Experience an asset, but not required. We offer very competitive wages. Employees can take advantage of employee discount at over 6,000 hotels worldwide.

RTE # 363 Hawk Dr., Swallow, Whiskey Jack RTE # 391 Upland Trailer Park RTE # 106 Mcphee, Leighton, Kilpatrick, 3rd St. & 6th St.

GRAPPLE YARDER OPERATOR Holberg, BC

RTE #111 5th St. RTE #220 McPhee, Grieve, Fitzgerald, 15th St. & 16th St.

SKIDDER OPERATOR

RTE #401 Elkhorn, Malahat & Brooks Pl.

Campbell River

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (P/T) Campbell River

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RTE # 116 Cliffe, Duncan, England, 4th St.

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KENNEL CARETAKER, P/T & F/T all breed qualified Dog Groomer are required by busy Cat & dog boarding facility. “House of Dogs Pet Resort Ltd”. Prefer experienced dog handler, must be physically fit, reliable, customer service oriented. Competitive wages+ benefits. Drop off in person or email: petresort@shaw.ca

HOME CARE/SUPPORT LIVE-IN FEMALE Learning Assistant Wanted We are looking for a responsible, insightful, honest, conscientious, female live-in learning assistant (LILA) for our client in her Courtenay home. She is a young adult with sensory, cognitive and behavioral challenges. Competitive salary, training, and respite schedule provided. Please see w w w. p r e s s b c . c o m / e m p l oy ment.html for more details.

MEDICAL/DENTAL MOA IS required to join busy, high paced office in the Comox Valley. Medical terminology not necessary but would be an asset, must have excellent typing skills, friendly personality and be able to multi-task. F/T or P/T is available. Please respond with resume to: prmedical@hotmail.com

TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY

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

NEED A GUY? Handyman Service. Journeyman Carpenter & Jack of all trades. Reno’s, decks, tiling, bath/kitchens, doors, windows, fix-ups & maintenance. 30yrs exp. Reasonable rates. Seniors Discount. Jamie 250-650-6304

ELECTRICAL

ELECTRICIAN Small jobs to new construction. B Connected Electrical. 250-792-2168. www.bzzzt.ca

GARDENING

SECOND RECEPTIONIST needed for a growing dental practice. Some evenings and some Saturdays required. Must have dental office experience. Please email resume and cover letter to: reception@drcolleenclancy.com Those short-listed will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest. PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

Sunwest Auto Centre has an exciting opportunity for a

SALES PERSON IF YOU ARE... AND WANT... Self-motivated Have a willing “can-do” attitude A team player Focused on quality and customer service Honest, approachable and friendly

Coast Realty Group (CV) Ltd Is currently looking for a

Licensed Property Manager Apply via email to Mark Anderson:

HANDYPERSONS

markanderson234@gmail.com

or drop off a resume: 625 England Ave, Courtenay, BC.

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

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Above average pay Full benefits Possible advancement in Dealership If you want to be part of a fun and enthusiastic team who are driven to be the very best,

then we want to meet you!

Please submit your resume in person to Grace or Dave M. at:

Sunwest Auto Centre 401 Ryan Road, Courtenay www.sunwestvw.ca

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If you have been unsuccessful in finding work with your current skills and meet program eligibility, training services may be available. 250-334-3119

HELP WANTED

Administrative & Operational Support Assistant to the Regional Director Port Alberni Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to posting #100763.


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ACREAGE

2008 SAGA Scooter 49cc 5200Km No motorcycle license required. $1500.00 obo 250-335-2015

THIS private 4.19 acres in Campbell River features a relaxing creek which flows year round. Minutes to schools, shopping and recreation. 500’ paved, lit driveway brings you to a huge parking lot and 40’ x 37’ 3 stall garage. Approx. 2900 sq ft home includes a self-contained inlaw suite. Hardwood floors, porcelain tiles, wrap around deck, high efficient wood insert, heat pump, fruit trees and fabulous firepit/picnic area adds to the parklike setting. 640,000 obo For pictures and more info. email kc.miller@live.ca

RON’S RENO’S ground to roof, new & repairs. Call Ron at 250-218-2558.

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

REPAIRS

2009 SHOPRIDER SCOOTER 888SLN with weather protection. Fantastic condition. New $5000. Asking $1800 O.B.O. Call 250-338-4705 2 CHINA CABINETS - Excellent condition. Old Country Rose china - new. Lavender Rose China - like new. 2 Storage cabinets. 1 Tool box storage. Please call 250-331-9252 - Courtenay.

INVESTORS ALERT Oil land only - Shares in mines & minerals on 640 acres in Manitoba. $75,000 o.b.o. Certificate available. 250914-1220

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

We Rebuild ~ Reseal and Overhaul Diesel Engines. Call Markus to book your appointment today! 250-898-3447

ORCHARD GATE #108-501 4th St. Courtenay 1000 SQ.FT. FOR LEASE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS FREE FERTILIZE grow bags, great for winter mulch or mix in with any existing soil. Excellent for giving your flower or vegetable garden a boost. Call Fiesta Greenhouses for a loading day. Leave msg and we will return your call. Call 1250-923-2671.

FUEL/FIREWOOD #250-703-FIRE(3473)-Custom cut, split, delivered, clean. Well seasoned.

FURNITURE ANTIQUE 1930’S Rolltop desk. Oak. Excellent condition. Reasonable offers. 250-2878570 or 250-202-7717

ARTIST DAVID WICK NEEDS STUDIO SPACE- I need to kick-start the sell of all remaining prints and noncurrent original artwork at my studio for greatly reduced prices to make wall space for my new fall series. All non-current original artwork & prints must go by October 15th. âœąHere’s your chance to say yes to a beautiful piece of art... it can transform your home and uplift your soul. Call 250-714-0932 for appointment & address. GLASS TUB enclosure. Electric bug arrestor - $50. Wheelchair - $95. Antenna cable 25ft & tripod stand for satellite dish - $30. Argus slide projector & screen - $90. Call 250-890-3304 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? PELLET STOVE Enviro-mini. Brand new, never fired. Asking $2,000 OBO. Please call 250-703-0278 for more information on this great deal.

DINNING RM-SET - Maple buffet & hutch, table extends to 72� (2leafs), one captains chair & 4 chairs. $500. 250338-1406 OAK FURNITURE - Bookcase, china hutch, telephone table. Asking $500 for the set. Will sell individual pieces. Phone: 250-334-9373

SLEEP COUNTRY 2011 Adjustable Bed, mint condition. Adjustable supreme twin XL base with adjustable comfort twin XL mattress. Always covered with XL Protect-A-Bed Mattress pad (also included). Asking $1200 O.B.O. Call 250339-1268

TWO 215/65 R 15 winter tires on Nissan Frontier rims: two winters, $150 firm. Med. blue Raider mid-rise canopy off ‘99 Frontier. Fits 76�x60� box rails, $250. 250-871-3772. WOOD BURNING Fire Insert $500 O.B.O. Vitayur Water Dispenser with one 5gal. water bottle - $30. Call Comox 250-339-7953

Premier downtown office/retail space. Excellent location. Ground floor, ample parking, competitive lease rates. Phone:250-334-3425 ext 316

WHOLE DUPLEX for sale1280sq ft per side, 3.5 bdrms, 1.5 bath. 9498 McDougall Rd, Port Hardy, BC. $225,000. Call (250)334-8474. tinyurl.com/porthduplex

For further details, call Mark Anderson at 250-897-3999 or email mbanderson@ coastrealty.com today to ďŹ nd out if Coast Realty Group is the right ďŹ t for you

DESERT AIRE RV Resort Indio California. Lrg lot & 11 yr old park model , top model Chariot Eagle covered deck & lrg patio. Call Bob for more information 250-594-3939 or beford1@shaw.ca

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HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

3 Bedroom home in Valley Vista Estates, 2 baths, new carpets, 2 sheds, sprinkler system, carport. $150,000, this is a must see home. Call 250334-0942 for more info.

2BDRM APARTMENT to responsible couple. Avail now. Top half of duplex close to Guthrie & Anderton intersection. $1000/mth. Ref a must. 250-339-7855 MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor- 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800.

COTTAGES CAMPBELL RIVER: 302 Island Hwy faces 3rd Avenue. Ocean views from large deck over carport and off master bdrm. Come inside and see over $70,000 of professional interior renovations plus a York Heat Pump! This attractive 3 bdrm & 2 bath side-split is in a desirable area, centrally located in C.R. on a wide lot with mature trees. Lower level could be easily transformed into an In-law suite. Includes 6 as new Kenmore appliances. Asking $384,900. (No Agents). Call 250-702-3309.

BEAUTIFUL 55+ patio home for sale, super location, bright and sunny 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms with ensuite. Jacuzzi tub in main bathroom. Asking $205,000. OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Oct. 18, 11am-3pm. Unit 4 - 1351 Tunner Drive, Courtenay. Call 250-338-8956 or 250-871-1556.

ROYSTONQuiet, 1 bdrm, 1.5 baths, freshly painted, carport,storage. 600sq ft, 5 appls. NP/NS. Avail Nov 15. $900+ utils. (250)338-7339.

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COMOX. 2086 sq.ft. 3.5 yr old house. 4-bdrm, 2.5 baths. Quiet neighbourhood, near all amenities. Realtors welcome. $529,500. (250) 941-1410.

PORT HARDY Well maintained 6-plex Great investment $385,000 Call Noreen 250-949-6319 imagine.it@cablerocket.com

HANDYMAN RICK’S

HANDYMAN SERVICE INSIDE or OUT FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount Over 30 Years Experience

CELL#

250-897-6854

LANDSCAPING ISLAND ENTERPRISES The only Organic Compost in the valley.

Compost/Bark Mulch Top Soil/Gravel Pick Up or Delivery Friendly Service 207-6352 Knight Rd. (next to the Airport)

health MARY ANN ROLFE B.Sc, M.Ed

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JUST BEFORE the railway tracks- 784 11th St, Sat, Oct 18, 8-3pm. Downsizing 2 households!

COMOX: 4 bdrm house, large yard, big deck. Close to Rec. Centre and Elementary schools. Recently reno’d kitchen. $1550. (250)334-9559.

CUMBERLAND: 3 bdrm home. F/S, W/D, wood heat. $1100/mo. Avail. Oct. 15th. Call (250)336-2339.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca

OCEANVIEW HOME, 2 bdrm, 1 bath (shower only), 4 appls, woodstove, lrg deck, shared property, $50 hydro credit, N/S, No pets, Avail. Nov. 1 - $1,000/mth. EAST CTNY HOME, 4 bdrm & den, 3 baths, 6 appls, fam. rm., 3 sided gas F/P, double car garage, fenced yard w/sprinkler system, N/S, No pets, month to month lease, Avail. Immed. - $1,375/mth

APARTMENT/CONDO

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

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

STORAGE BOAT STORAGE. Secure, gated compound. Very reasonable rates. (250)898-7228.

FOR Lease New 875 sq. ft. storage unit on Anderton Rd. Comox. 40 ft. long - 14ft. door height; remote control entry. Vicki 250-650-6563

APARTMENT/CONDO

Do you care about where you live? Do high standards of maintenance, service and cleanliness matter to you? Do you prefer quiet, mature neighbours? If yes, please give us a call and discover how the quality of ownership and management makes all the difference. We have the best managed, finest apartments in the most convenient locations in the Comox Valley. Locally owned, we own and manage our own buildings. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE! Please refer to available apartments listed below. TELEPHONE 250-703-2264 | 250-338-0267 | 250-339-1222

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave.

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave.

Garage Sales

COURTENAY625 19th Street, Saturday, October 18, 10- 2pm.

HOMES FOR RENT

1BDRM HOUSE, fenced yard in Cumberland. F/S, W/D. Looking for quiet N/S tenant. Pet ok Available immed. $900/mth. 250-331-3528.

ONE BEDROOM recently renovated and available November 1st. Quiet, well maintained adult building just two blocks from Comox Mall and one block from Filberg Park. Nicely decorated and attractive. Security entry. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222 or John @ 250-703-2264.

FOR YOUR

GARAGE SALES

RENTALS

Are you currently a Licensed REALTORÂŽ or are you taking the UBC Real Estate Trading Services Course? If you are looking for a great brokerage, give us a call. Coast Realty Group Comox Valley offers you a dynamic management team and a friendly work atmosphere with Professional Realtors.

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

FOR SALE BY OWNER

TOOLS CONSTRUCTION TOOLS Ground to Finish: Nail gun, compressor, lazar level, siding tools, cement mixer, cordless tools, chop saws, mitre saws, blades, and more. 250-2182558.

REDUCED! 1369sqft 2 BDRM PATIO HOME. 2bdrm. In a location that can’t be beat. Mntn. view. Quiet neighborhood. Beautiful setting. Bareland strata. 2 mins. to Merecroft Village. $279,900. 250-287-8570 or 250-202-7717. C.R.

CLAIMS

Fully CertiďŹ ed Mechanic

‘99 NISSA FRONTIER SE King Cab 4 cyl, 5spd, 2wd, 205000 km, Nissan service slips since new. $2950. 250871-3772 250-871-3772.

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THINKING OF A NEW IKEA KITCHEN? • DESIGN • DELIVERY • INSTALLATION Since 1990. 250-338-3148

HOME REPAIRS

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GARAGE SALES LAST CHANCE GARAGE SALE - Sat 18 Oct (8am 1pm) - 634 Pritchard Rd. Comox. Kitchen items, masonry jars, tools, games, Yugio cards. Something for everyone. Coffee/ baking available for treasure hunters. Rain or shine

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

WorkSafe B.C., I.C.B.C. & other 3rd Party Coverage #12-1822 Comox Ave. Comox, BC • 250-339-9730 #300-841 Clie Ave., Courtenay • 250-339-9730

www.rolfecounselling.com E-mail: rolfecounselling@telus.net

To advertise in this feature call the Comox Valley Record at 250-338-5811 or email features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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

CAPRI 1081 Stewart Ave. TWO BEDROOM bright and spacious in a quiet, well maintained adult building in central Courtenay. Large rooms and nicely renovated. Security entry. End unit with extra windows. A unique suite. Call John @ 250703-2264.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM recently renovated. Top floor. Full sized appliances including dishwasher and in-suite washer/dryer. Spacious and nicely decorated. In-suite storage, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Convenient location just a few blocks from downtown and Filberg Seniors Centre. Fully equipped resident room. Quiet, well maintained mature adult building. Security entry and elevator. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

BELLE AIRE 575-14th Street UNIQUE TWO BEDROOM in Courtenay’s finest character building. Very spacious (over 1000 sq. ft.) with private, adjoining carport and fireplace. Full sized appliances in huge country kitchen. Private entry. Central Courtenay. A quiet, well maintained mature adult building. Recently renovated with many features. This is a very special and unique suite. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

VILLA MONTECITO 1331 England Ave. TWO BEDROOM over 1000 sq. ft. in a modern, well maintained and mature adult building just three blocks from downtown. Full-sized appliances with in-suite washer/dryer. Large, designer kitchen. Ensuite. In-suite storage. Very attractive suite freshly renovated. Security Entry. Call David @ 250-3380267.


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STORAGE

AUTO FINANCING

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

SECURE BOAT & RV storage, starting at $30./month. Call (250)650-4040 or (250)339-6193.

SUITES, LOWER

“YOUR Apartment, Condo and Townhouse Rental Experts”

ROYSTON: 1 bdrm, fully furnished, electric, water and garbage incld. $750/mo. Avail. now. Call (250)336-2339.

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TOWNHOUSES

1996 DUTCH STAR by Newmar. 38ft Deisel Pusher. 192,000km. 8.3 LTR Cummins Motor. 6spd. Allison, Spartan Chassis. 6500 Generator. Lg slide. Oak cabinets. Leather furniture. New batteries. Well maintained Snow Bird Coach. $20,000 firm. 250-287-8483

APARTMENTS

PARK PLACE

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

200 Back Road, Courtenay

2 AND 3 BEDROOM available. Quiet complex with on-site management. Reasonable rates. Some completely renovated units with new appliances. Sorry no pets. Security deposit and 2 rental reference required. 250-334-3078

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

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

250-334-9667

CONDOS CYPRESS ARMS

ST. BRELADES

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

Deluxe 2 bedroom suite in a quiet well maintained building. Rent includes full size fridge, stove, washer, dryer, carpets and blinds. Nice feature - large open concept kitchen. No pets. 2 Rental references and security deposit required.

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

Call Donna 250-334-9667

Call 250-338-7449

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

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CARS

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals

1988 MERCEDES 300CE126,000 km. Asking, $4000. (250)898-4638.

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ARGO COURT, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, hot water & basic cable incl., N/S, cat neg. w/ref. Avail. Immed. - $650/mth. Call res. mger for showings: 3348602 BARCLAY SQUARE, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, patio, res.pkg, ground flr, N/S, No pets, Avail. Immed. $750/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, storage locker, res. pkg., N/S, No pets, Avail. Immed. - $700/mth STONECROFT VILLAGE, 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, hardwd flrs, bright open concept, res. pkg., N/S, No pets, Adult Oriented, Avail. Dec 1 $1,150/mth PARKSIDE, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, balcony, undergr. pkg, storage, “Adult Oriented”, N/S, No pets, Avail. Dec. 1 - $1,200/mth TRUMPETER’S LANDING 2 bdrm & 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath, 6 appls, balcony, storage locker, undergrd. pkg., N/S, No pets, Avail. Nov 1 & Dec 1 - $1,100/mth HARBOUR QUAY 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, patio 2 rest. pkg. spots, “Adult Oriented” N/S No Pets Avail. Dec. 1 - $1300/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg., N/S, No pets, Avail. Nov 1 - $825/mth JOSHUA COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets, Avail. Nov 1 - $800/mth ASPEN COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg., N/S, No pets, Avail. Nov 1 - $800/mth MAPLEWOOD MANOR, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, patio, res. pkg, “Adult Oriented”, N/S, No pets Avail Immed. $625/mth VANRIDGE MANOR, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, Gas F/P (gas incld), balcony, res. pkg., N/S, No pets, Avail. Nov 1 - $700/mth

TRANSPORTATION

2003 OKANAGAN 5th Wheel 29-5Y. Great condition. Large picture window. Large slide. $20,000. Call 250-923-4768. 1991 GRAND PRIX, good engine and tranmission. Needs work. $800 O.B.O. Call 250-334-6335 1996 SUNFIRE, 5 spd,4 cyl, 2 door, good tires, good starter car. $1700 obo.250-287-2969

‘98 CAVALIER Z24

AC cruise, 5 speed, big kms but reliable & sound, well maintained. $1500. Call 250-9512174

HOT! HOT! 87 Mazda RX7, Microtech E.C.U, fuel mapping dyno tuned, after market fuel injectors, large single turbo, Ported and more. Large Power, never raced, never abused only USED. Lots invested. Price $5995. Contact Ken at 250-830-4578.

2009 32’ Fleetwood Terra Class A Top of their line, only 9,000 mi. As new, must see! 2 slides same side. Loaded & many extras, ready for your next adventure! Asking $89,500. Call: 250-339-9939.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

40FT. TRAVEL TRAILER. Excellent Condition. 3 slides, sleeps 4. Lots of storage. Your home away from home. Asking $45,000. OBO. Please call for more information 250-7023415. THIOKOL 1200C SNOWCAT Specifically designed & renovated to plow roads and go on extended ski trips. 6’ removable bed, ski rack top rack, storage area. New rear sprockets, belts in great shape. Rebuilt Differential. Webar carburator, new S.S. brake cylinders, brake bands, new engine electrical system, rear hydraulics; all fluids recently changed. Trailer an option $20,000 firm. 250-2878483

MOTORCYCLES

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

REDUCED! 2004 SUNSEEKER- FORD. 26 ft w/ slide. 126,000km. Queen size island bed. Thermal pane windows. Transferable extended warranty. Great condition. $26,900. 250-830-8371 Campbell River

TRUCKS & VANS DODGE CARAVAN 1999$995, blue. Clean, inspected by OK Tire, Courtenay. 2995 Moray Ave. Call Dave, 250792-1650.

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2008 CORSAIR Excella 31 CKDS. Mfg. General Coach. Polar Pak. All season living. lots of storage. Too many features and options to list. Excellent condition. $ 40,900.obo. 250 334-1825 Possibly avail 2005 Dodge 1 ton diesel.

MARINE

‘39 CHRYSLER ROYAL restored six cylinder std. $18,000 may trade for older Ford or ? Call 250-334-9502 AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

6-MICHELIN Steel Radial Tires LT 235/85 R 16. Off a 3500 1 ton. $350. Good shape. 250-914-3900

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New time for Taize service Submitted

The Taize service sponsored by Comox United Church and the Unitarian Fellowship is moving from Sunday to Saturday. Beginning Oct. 25 there will be a Taize service at the Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive every fourth Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. The focus of Taizé worship is the music. A few words or phrases sung over and over again give the singing a meditative character.  The songs are not meant to be sung as hymns

but, rather, as a series of prayers and do not require any singing talent or experience. The repetition allows the words to become a prayer of the heart. In between the Christian chants and short sacred readings, silence is observed for periods ranging from three to 10 minutes. The intent of the silence is to make oneself available to the presence of the spirit that resides within. There are no sermons or particular formal meditative techniques involved. All are welcome. FMI call Peggy 871-1540 or Arlene 890-3671.

Waste Reduction Week coming up Submitted The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is encouraging people to participate in national Waste Reduction Week Oct. 20–26 by learning from the information and attending events to help Canadians understand the environmental and social ramifications of waste practices. Waste Reduction Week is the perfect opportunity to book a free ‘Power of R’ presentation - an educational program that focuses on the topics of waste reduction (rethink, refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle). These sessions are offered to classrooms of all ages and community groups in both the Strathcona and Comox Valley Regional Districts and are designed to be stand-alone or in a series that works with a school year or goes from year to year.

Our waste reduction educator, Luisa Richardson, provides energy-filled presentations that the teachers appreciate because they are curriculum-linked, developed to engage different learning styles, and also are updated to stay current with local emerging issues. These sessions can be booked at any time of year and can be customized to support all subject areas. Topics can also be tailored to the season such as “greening your holidays” or kick starting a ‘waste -free’ year. During Waste Reduction Week, think about what you are doing to reduce your ecological footprint and then read about it in the North Island Midweek coming on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Comox Valley. For more information on the ‘Power of R’ education program and to book a presentation, www.cswm. ca/powerofr.

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COMOX VALLEY WORSHIP DIRECTORY BAHÁ’Í FAITH

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

COMOX UNITED An Affirming Ministry

Comox Avenue at 250 Beach Dr.

Sunday Worship Worship and Sunday and Children & Youth Program 10 am Children & Youth Program Saturday Service at 5 pm (Sept-May)

10:00 am Email: cxunited@telus.net Saturday Worship 5:00 pm Rev. Maggie Enwright

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Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre of the North Island College at 10 am Sunday Morning www.centralchurchefc.com Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jeremy Boehm

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with Marvin Haave (October 19th)

We Meet Every Sunday at 4:00

St. Peter

Jim Lyster, Rector 218 Church St., Comox • 250-339-2925 SATURDAY

5:40 Express Contemporary Worship SUNDAY

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Sunday

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

Services

Minister: Rev. Jenn Geddes 250-339-2882 e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

LUTHERAN Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

10 am Sunday Worship 250-334-0616

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Faith Family Friends

SUNDAYS 10 AM Nursery - Kid Jam Youth Group 1105 Pritchard Rd., Comox www.baychurch.net 250-339-7527

Community Church

Rev. Anthony Divinagracia, Rector 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay

living hope

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Comox Valley

St. John the Divine

(September to June)

Full Gospel Christian Fellowship

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Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

250 Beach Drive, Comox (at Comox United Church)

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“Thou didst create Me, O Lord, through Thy gracious favour…” The Báb

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship Knowing Your Place in the Interdependent Web

It’s a Holy Day – on October 20, Bahá’ís celebrate the birth of the Báb.

Bay Community Church

Mark R. Isfeld School 1551 Lerwick Road, Courtenay

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Join us Sunday @ 10:30 am (Childcare provided)

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RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things” 10:00AM at

Brooklyn Elementary School 1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

Everyone Welcome www.resonatechurch.ca

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

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take us along

Al and Wendy Tippett took their favourite hometown newspaper with them on a Best of Europe Bus tour, which included a stop in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy.

Roger Ball of Comox took the Record along on a recent vacation to sunny Cabo San Lucas Mexico, where he enjoyed a sailing trip off of Lands End at the tip of the world-famous Baja Peninsula.

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

Aboard the Holland America Volendam on a cruise to Alaska are Dave Tingley, Steve Scott, Helle Scott, Jutta Eger, David Craven and Susan Craven.

Three generations got together in Bermuda and shared a copy of the Record. Seen here are Ken, Jeannie and Stephen.

Joanne Hamilton descended 120m into the Thrihnukagigur volcano on a recent trip to Iceland.

Ruth Kine and Alix and Arlo McCubbin enjoyed wonderful wine tastings in several small wineries in the Swan Valley, Western Australia.

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pose. So why have they not used it to inform us of impending taxes bylaws, projects etc.It would appear that they don’t really care whether rural residents know what’s happening or not. Is it arrogance or ignorance? Either way we need a change. Please get out and vote for change in November.

cillors who in November of 2013 unanimously voted to reject any input from a tax payers advisory committee in regard to how they should spend our money. I have to believe that this attitude is a symptom that seems to afflict long serving politicians who eventually come to believe they have attained God-like status, are untouchable and they no longer need to be accountable to the electorate. The statement was made at the time that if voters didn’t like it they could do something about it at the ballot box. Well that time is now. I think we need to send the message to these councillors that taxpayers opinions should be treated with respect not contempt. They all must go!

A HUGE BEEF to the guy selling firewood, north of the city. You’re a rip off, buyer beware, not even a full cord of what he says is dry ready to burn. It’s not - it’s green wood and only 3/4 of a cord. You should be ashamed. He won’t even call you back. What he says is not what you get. I guess this will make it better for the others selling good quality firewood.

A LARGE BOUQUET of roses to

I WOULD LIKE to thank all the ad-

Alex from Above and Beyond Tree Service for rescuing our granddaughters cat with his bucket truck from a tall fir tree after being up there for three days.  He came to the rescue on a Sunday on the long weekend in the rain.  His patience, caring and kindness was  deeply appreciated. You are truly a gentle man Alex.  Thank you .

WHY IN THE six years our rural di-

rectors have been elected have we not seen one newsletter or information sheet from any of the three directors? I wondered if they had a budget for notifying constituents so I went to the regional district offices to ask. And yes they have a budget for that very pur-

Community Service What is your group up to?

The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make our community a better place to live. Email your photos and submissions, titled “Community Service” to sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com.

Island Charity Wrestling held another sellout YANA fundraiser, raising $674.30. Ocean Varney of YANA (with cheque) is flanked by ICW stars TJ Chaisson, Stan Boyd, Andrew Davis, Achille Vermeersch, Dave Goodall, Acadian Assassin, Daimien Ravenchild, The Divine Chrisdexton and Zed Zigamantis.

vertisers who sponsor the crossword puzzles published in the Record each Thursday. Your generosity is very much appreciated, and hopefully the puzzles will continue to be published for a long time!

NICE TO SEE 17 people care enough about their community (Town of Comox) to become candidates for  Mayor, Council and School Board positions!  Folks,  democracy does  not work if no one runs for office.  Kudos  and best wishes to all candidates.  Now, Comox residents, have your democratic say by voting, and, in turn,     let’s set the bar high and have the highest per capita voter turnout in B.C. 

Facebook fanfare

The Investors Group of Courtenay’s ‘Comedy Night’ collected almost 800 pounds of food and $1,665. Jeff Hampton (left) of the Comox Valley Food Bank accepts a $1,000 cheque from Investors’ Jason Heflin.

Here’s a look at what our Facebook followers have had to say on some of the postings on our page: another outlet for you to ‘Have Your Say’.

Thread:

Lorne Hotel site one step closer to redevelopment: JESSICA CLARKE – Why would people want to live on top of a pub? They should just turn the whole thing into a huge night club lol

SHAUNNA POWERS – That’s a bit of an extravagant building for Comox. Kind of like the one that just got built by the marina... Is there even anything in it?

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like the stepped design, and it could be finished with wood trim to fit the west coast theme in Comox. I like that there are businesses on the main floor (pub, bistro, liquor store- what a nod to the old Lorne, lol) and residential upstairs. I also like the thoughtful planning on amenities. Well done, design group !

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION/RENEWAL Help Fight Crime The Woolgathers of the Comox Valley are holding their Annual Fall Sale on Nov. RYAN – 1 at the Courtenay Legion, with proceeds from their hand-woven bags going to InLYNNE The Comox Valley the Transition Society’s Lilli House. Looking forward to having an actual “pub” back in Comox.

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New owners stay the course Ryan Parton Special to the Record

A palpable wave of relief has washed over the loyal customers of Union Street Grill & Grotto after it has become clear that a recent change in ownership won’t mean a new direction for the popular eatery. The restaurant’s new owners say they have no intention of straying from the path that Union Street has followed for the last 20 years. That stability, in fact, is what attracted them to the restaurant in the first place. “We were looking for a business that was well-established and successful, as well as involved in the community,” says Zhao Zhengfu, who purchased the restaurant with his wife, Weihong Liu, in July. “Union Street was the perfect choice for us. We’re very happy with how things have worked out, and we’re excited for the future.” Zhengfu says he’s grateful for Union Street’s amazing employees, all of whom have remained and are helping him get acquainted with the restaurant. Several in fact have stepped forward into management roles. “At the beginning, there were a lot of details to work out, but now everybody knows their role and things have fallen into place,” says Fannie Blanchett, who’s in charge of the Grill side and is one of three managers. “Obviously, to become managers means more responsibilities, but I think we were all ready to handle it. It was a great opportunity for us to challenge ourselves, be more creative and express our ideas while being totally involved in the business.” Che Ligertwood, an employee who stepped into the role of manager of operations, says there are no immediate plans to change the menu or other aspects of operation. The focus, he says, is to keep customers happy by offering the same high-quality, fresh meals they’ve come to love, including Union Street’s extensive glu-

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Selecting the perfect wine Do you want to learn how to buy just the right wine in a restaurant or store? Local wine expert John Challender presents a wine course in the cellar at 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery, Friday, Oct. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. For a nominal charge of $20, attendees will learn about New World and Old World labels, types of blends, the sweetness table, and how to select the perfect wine for a meal.

Challender has been a wine enthusiast for 50 years. He has taught classes at various colleges, and is past-president of Canada’s Opimian Society. Challender also serves as a consultant to the hospitality industry, leads tastings and seminars for a variety of audiences, and has written about wine for several periodicals. Class capacity is 20 people. Reserve a ticket at infoat40knotswinery@gmail.com.

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Zhao Zhengfu — front right, seated — the new co-owner of Union Street Grill, poses with staff shortly after purchasing the restaurant.  Photo Submitted ten-free menu. On the Grotto side, Ligertwood says they will take advantage of recently updated liquor laws and introduce some sort of happy hour, and they plan to ramp up the live entertainment aspect by offering more opportu-

nities for local artists. “Union Street Grill and Grotto is a cornerstone of a vibrant entertainment scene,” he says. “We want to maintain and enhance that involvement, and to continue to support the community as much as possible.”

Located at 477 Fifth St., Union Street Grill & Grotto is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and take-out. For information on daily specials and gluten-free and allergy-aware options, visit www.unionstreetgrill. ca or call 250-897-0081.

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Major North American stock markets including the S&P TSX, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500, have hit record highs in 2014 yet many market participants remain skeptical and some have missed out all together as the scars of the 2008-2009 meltdown remain. This balance of investor optimism/skepticism is likely one of the key ingredients that has seen a bull market run to new record highs from the lows set in March 2009 without a market correction of more than 8%. So what are investors to do? Interest rates remain very low, therefore unattractive. Dividend yields offer an enticing alternative but what about the market risk that comes with them? How does this influence your investment portfolio? Russ Keil and Natalie Walker of Keil Wealth Management at ScotiaMcLeod are hosting a 2015 Market Outlook Event at Crown Isle Golf and Country Club in Courtenay on Wednesday October 22nd at 7:00 PM featuring Shane Jones, Chief Investment Officer and Co-head Portfolio Advisory Group. Shane

has over 27 years industry experience and was recently acknowledged by Brendan Woods International, a highly respected performance measurement consultant, as one of Canada’s Top 50 Investment Minds. Shane will provide a brief review of 2014 to date. He will then discuss his views on the direction of stock markets, interest rates and global economic expectations. He will also touch on geo political events that could influence markets. Russ Keil of Keil Wealth Management says “we have chosen a larger venue for this year’s event and are pleased to be able to open it up to the public”. There is always high demand for Shane’s events so if you are interested in attending, you are encouraged to register early as seating is limited. The event is taking place at Crown Isle on Wednesday October 22nd. Registration begins at 6:30 PM with the presentation to start at 7:00 PM sharp. The options for registering are: call Alyssa Neumann at (250) 8903570 or email alyssa.neumann@ scotiamcleod.com.

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COMOX VALLEY’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER Publisher: Zena Williams : publisher@comoxvalleyrecord.com Editor: Terry Farrell : editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com Sales Manager: Liz Royer : sales@comoxvalleyrecord.com Ph: 250-338-5811 / Fax: 250-338-5568 / Classified: 1-855-310-3535 A division of Black Press Ltd. 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com The Comox Valley Record is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, PO Box 1356, Ladysmith,B.C. V9G 1A9. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Tax credit a drop in the bucket

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he federal Conservatives deserve credit for recognizing that childhood fitness is an issue and that sports activities are expen-

sive. But let’s face it, the doubling of the tax credit for kids under 16 from $500 to $1,000 is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to getting kids active and fit. Now, parents can get back up to 15 per cent of their children’s registration or membership fees at tax time but it’s really just a gesture and an acknowledgement that the original $500 tax credit was far too low, especially if you have more than one child in more than one sport. What sweetens the pot slightly is that the maximum credit actually works as a refund of $150, meaning that families whose incomes are too low to benefit will get some help, although they have to spend a lot to benefit a little. Cynics will argue that the Tories are just buying votes — with voters’ own money — in advance of a federal election a year from now. But people’s memories aren’t that long and the refund or tax credit isn’t worth that much. What would make a difference would be a national fitness strategy to encourage families to make health and fitness a priority. Currently, this is left up to the cities to do, with some encouragement from provincial or regional health authorities, and other non-profit agencies. What’s missing is a culture of active living because everybody is so strapped for time, people drive everywhere and sitting in front of a screen all day is seen as the most-productive way of getting things done. Could a pan-national strategy address more issues over a long time-frame? Absolutely, and it’s not just kids who could benefit from incentives to employers and agencies to get everyone moving and being healthy. – Campbell River Mirror

Record Question of the Week This week: Not much faith in the Vancouver Canucks in these parts. Only 41.5 per cent of respondents believe the Canucks will qualify for the NHL playoffs in the 2014-2015 season. Next week: Have you already decided who will get your vote for mayor? (Cumberland residents are excused from this week’s poll.) Go to www.comoxvalleyrecord.com to vote. Visit our Facebook page for more discussion on the topic.

The Downtown Zombie Walk is alive and well and returning to Courtenay.

It’s that time of year when we go to work and return home when the sky is dark.

CUPE responds to Fletcher allegations R

ecently you ran a column found that the provincial report by Tom Fletcher sugacknowledges 26 times there are gesting that the Canalimitations in the data to support dian Union of Public analysis of municipal Employees was runThe report goes GUEST COLUMN pay. ning city halls in on to reach grand British Columbia conclusions anyway. (Is CUPE running Ms. Martin also notes your city hall? Sept. that compensation for ARK 30 Comox Valley police and firefightRecord.) ers, and even BC FerANCOCK Mr. Fletcher’s colries and TransLink, umn was based on a is lumped in – even shoddy report done by the prothough local governments have vincial government about pay for no control over compensation for municipal employees. Both Mr. these groups. Fletcher’s column and the proKamloops Mayor Walter Gray vincial report shared something echoed the UBCM concerns and in common. Despite the fact the noted flawed data from what he report focused on local governcalled “some taxpayer groups” ments, neither Mr. Fletcher nor like the Fraser Institute, the the authors of the report bothCanadian Taxpayers Federation ered to talk to local government and the Canadian Federation of representatives. Independent Business.   And this is not surprising, It is true that the cost of local because Mr. Fletcher and othgovernment has gone up. Andy ers are dealing with a solution Shadrack, a director for the in search of a problem. The Regional District of Central Koosolution is to force a provincialtenay said that he had spent the government controlled bargainlast nine years “trying to prevent ing model on locally-elected city provincial and federal governcouncils. ments from implementing more The problem – well that’s and more expensive regulations, what Mr. Fletcher and others are rules and required services for working on creating. local government to provide.” If Mr. Fletcher had spoken The bill for this downloading to Rona Martin, president of of costs by senior government the Union of BC Municipalionto local governments has been ties (UBCM), or even read the huge according to a recent report UBCM statement, he would have from the B.C.-based Columbia

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Institute. Between 2001 and 2010 local spending on sewer services went up by 173 per cent, on policing by 134 per cent, and on water services by 130 per cent. All of these increases were driven either by provincial or federal regulations or provincial control. Finally, let’s look at Mr. Fletcher’s key target; CUPE’s wage settlements – the only actual cost he identifies. Over the last decade CUPE’s wage settlements with local governments have tended to mirror settlements negotiated in the private sector. If you check with B.C.’s statistics agency, you will find both CUPE and private sector agreements have been lower than the growth in the province’s wealth (the provincial Gross Domestic Product) and lower than the increase in average weekly wages for the province as a whole. It would have been helpful if the authors of the provincial government report had actually talked to local governments and examined any of these issues. As a journalist, it would have been responsible for Mr. Fletcher to do the same. Instead, his column serves as a free plug for the Christy Clark government’s ham-fisted solution in search of a non-existent problem. –Mark Hancock is the president of CUPE BC

Fletcher’s contemptuous tone a tiresome read Dear editor, One grows weary of the corrosive and contemptuous tone in Tom Fletcher’s op-ed which attempts to bring shame to the voices of municipal governments speaking on issues outside their jurisdiction. Recently Burnaby, Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster denounced the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline because the Harper Conservative Government has blatantly promoted tar sands expansion at the expense of Canadians most affected. Kinder Morgan and Enbridge have tried to calm fears by claiming that the risks of a spill are

low and that there are funds in place to pay the spill response costs. Neither statement is entirely true. The risk of a catastrophic oil spill will more than quadruple with the increased tanker traffic. Experience from the Kalamazoo River has proven that the diluted bitumen (dilbit) from tar sands behaves very differently from conventional oil, making “cleanup” impossible. The funds that are designed to pay for oil spills at sea will probably not be enough (as experienced in Kalamazoo) leaving taxpayers on the hook. (Reference: West Coast Environmental Law Financial Liability for Kinder Morgan bit. ly/1qr1f65)

Tom Fletcher is essentially asking the people of the Salish Sea and those living alongside pipelines to put their health, livelihoods and environment at risk and to be prepared to pay and go on paying for attempts to reverse the damage. Further Mr. Fletcher suggests we, through our elected officials, “pipe down.” I have to wonder how Mr. Fletcher would have responded had he lived in Europe during the Second World War? Would he have said, ‘this is not my concern, problem, jurisdiction, purview’ or would he have piped up?

Susanna Kaljur Courtenay


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Letter writers defend city staff while mayor stays silent Dear editor, It has been heart-warming to read letters to your paper like that of Claudette Preece who simply cannot let this vilifying and unwarranted attack on our City of Courtenay staff go unanswered. Her letter to The Record (Congratulations and stay the course, city hall; Oct. 9) attempts to, in some small way, speak for those who cannot speak but have come under such callous and unrelenting attack by a local developer who seems to expect that his proposals are simply too important to face the scrutiny of those

Letters to the Editor Send your letter to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com, or drop it off at the Record office, 765 McPhee Ave. Please keep letters to a maximum of 300 words and sign with your name and hometown. We reserve the right to publish and to edit for space/clarity.

charged with representing our public interest. Yes, there was a time in the Valley when a developer could get the mayor to lead his private interest charge with both guns blazing then hang up the guns for a cushy management position with the developer--a mere two

weeks after ramming the developer’s interests through council! And there was a time when public lands could be assessed and nearly sold off to a developer, by a developer-friendly real estate agent,  at a small fraction of their real worth. But we are now living in a more sophisticat-

ed Comox Valley. Some regional district directors actually stand up and tell developers that they aren’t about to tear up a very publicly created community plan less than a year after it is created. The really big question in all this is: where the heck is the Mayor of Courtenay?  Why isn’t he the one who is speaking up for his staff? We haven’t haven’t heard even a snivelling, whimpering mutter of support from the very man whose office is it is to both instruct and support staff in carrying out the directions of council. 

If staff are coming under such extreme and public attack because they are carrying out the directions of council then the mayor should be the first person to stand in the defence of his staff. Politicians are elected to make the tough decisions and to create policies that reflect the overall good of the community and to speak up for their hard working staff when they come under this kind of devastating, public and unwarranted attack.

Norm Reynolds Courtenay

Alternative view on Marigold shutdown raises thoughts to ponder Dear editor, There has been an outcry of reproach against the College of Pharmacists of BC for suspending Rudy Sanchez’ license as his pharmacy undergoes a thorough investigation of his facilities. I do not want to offer an opinion specifically on Sanchez and his business, but I am concerned, as every community member should be, when a review of his business by his own peers on more than one occasion (2010 and now) has reflected that Sanchez has overstepped his boundaries as a pharmacist and taken on roles that are outside of his training and purview.   The attitude towards medicine has

become one in which buzz words like ‘alternative’ and ‘natural’ have replaced words like ‘third-party review’ and ‘replicable results’. We need to understand that our life expectancy in Western cultures has been significantly extended by a scientific approach to medicine and health. Our teeth are whiter and healthier because our water is fluoridated. Our children do not die of whooping cough, diphtheria, typhus, or smallpox because we vaccinate them. And we benefit from a medical establishment that engages in regular peer-based reviews of anyone who holds a medical license, especially when we consider the amount of emo-

tional power that these professionals wield over the population. Unconventional practitioners often claim that the medical profession, drug companies, and the government are conspiring to suppress whatever method they espouse. No evidence to support such a theory has ever been demonstrated. It also flies in the face of logic to believe that large numbers of people would oppose the development of treatment methods that might someday help themselves or their loved ones. I would strongly suggest that those who would want to immediately condemn the College of Pharmacists should look carefully first at the evidence

Non-binding referendum on homelessness a waste of tax dollars Dear editor, What an insulting token gesture the homeless referendum is, surely a ploy to pretend that local governments are addressing the issue while doing absolutely

nothing. A non-binding referendum is meaningless, the cost of administering it could be better passed on to direct action to help remedy homelessness. Studies, polls and referen-

dums are a great way of doing nothing while pretending to be doing something. What a waste of our tax dollars. How stupid do they think we are? The homeless are with us,

winter is coming, and all we are doing is making a hypothetical vote? I am disgusted. Jackie Sandiford Comox Valley

Businesses are there to make money Dear editor, Just read today’s paper and the interesting articles inside. Amazing how people here are finally beginning to understand that change is here and it’s not going away, money rules the world and it isn’t any different in the Valley. Letter writer Barb Tribe hit the nail on the head with “This project is merely an attempt to make money for those involved...”

regarding the Lorne and the note from Mr. Lundquist with the plug for Silverado, who are also merely attempting to make money for those involved. People don’t build businesses to help out communities. They are there to make money. I don’t consider myself a pessimist just a realist. Keith Murphy Courtenay

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Dancers impress at open audition It’s an exciting time for young dancers and enthusiasts in the Vancouver Island area. On Sept. 21, Éclat Dance Youth Company, a pre-professional youth dance company located in the Comox Valley, held their first open audition for new members. The event was open to dancers (age 12 and over) and attracted applicants from all over Vancouver Island, including Campbell River, Parksville, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland. The response to the audition, held at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay, was incredibly enthusiastic. “We’re very excited about how well our first open audition went and the high quality of our local young dancers,” commented Jessa Pereira, artistic director of the company. “Éclat Dance Youth Company would like to congratulate the dancers who were selected, and encourage anyone who wasn’t able to make it and would like to join the company to request a private or video audition by contacting us directly by e-mail at audition@eclatdance. com.” The main focus at Éclat Dance is the development of the technique and ability of their dancers in classical ballet, neoclassical and contemporary dance. The company meets every Sunday for over six hours of training that includes ballet class, contemporary class, repertoire study/creation, pointe strengthening, men’s work and partnering. Éclat Dance is also committed to providing the best performance opportunities to its young dancers apart from normal studio work to maximize their studies and broaden their horizons as dancers. The company is happy to hold annual showcase performances that highlight the members work with resident and guests choreographers over the year as well as an international tour, which are remarkable events for young dancers to experience. This year’s tour is set for the summer of 2015, with the destination London, England. The tour includes several dance workshops, dance clinics, seeing the dance highlights

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Community Foundation a major source of funding for local charities Joe Smith Special to the Record

Since 1996, the Comox Valley Community Foundation has been working with local charitable organizations, donors, volunteers and corporate partners to help enrich the quality of life in our community. As it moves into its grant application season, when local charitable organizations are encouraged to make applications for financial assistance, the Foundation felt it was important to let the community and donors know how their support has helped improve the level of service some of these organizations provide. “What many people don’t realize,” said Norm Carruthers, president of the Foundation, “is that the Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization which acts in a sense as an investment broker that provides a source of perpetual funding for charitable organizations.” The Foundation does this through consultation with local businesses, individuals and families who establish special funds to help them connect with causes that they care about. Currently the Foundation manages over 75 of these funds and has assets under investment of nearly $5 million.

Over $1 million doled out Over the years the Foundation has given out over $1.3 million to local charities that have helped keep us healthy, teach our children, protect our environment, enrich our lives through the arts and try to make our community a better place for everyone. “The Foundation is committed to working with donors and the community,” says Carruthers. “Our volunteer board works hard in order to raise funds and help identify charitable services or projects that

The Comox Valley Community Foundation provides financial assistance to local organizations. The money is used to purchase a variety of goods and services. The Comox Valley Exhibition Society used their grant to purchase a large event canopy, pictured above, that can also be loaned out to other organizations. Photo Submitted can use some financial support in order to accomplish their objectives.” “Not all of these projects are necessarily big,” said Keith Patton of the disbursement committee. “Some have been as small as helping to provide funds for a baby change table or a new dishwasher in a community hall. While they may not sound like pressing social issues to some, they mean a lot to small community based organizations whose ability to raise funds is limited.” In other cases a donation to one group has benefited a number of other organizations. For example, money was provided

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to the Comox Valley Exhibition Society to purchase a large marquee tent. This tent is used not only by the Exhibition but by numerous other organizations who borrow the tent for special events. Financial grants have also been used to buy equipment for the Child Development Society’s sensory room, upgraded windows to help keep the residents of L’Arche’s residential home warm and comfortable and a grant has been provided to the Filberg Lodge Society to help build the new outdoor stage. In other areas Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue was provided fund-

ing to purchase much needed PFDs that conform to current safety regulations and the Beaufort Association for the Mentally Handicapped received a grant of $8,000 to assist in the conversion of a wheelchair accessible mini-van. Protecting our environment is one of the reasons why three organizations received a grant this past year. Cumberland Community Forest Society, Project Watershed and the Comox Valley Land Trust each received funding to help complete special projects. From providing funds for Courtenay’s supportive housing initiative to improving wheelchair accessibility at the Anderton Therapeutic Gardens to purchasing an automated external defibrillator for the Therapeutic Riding Society, the Foundation reaches out to many local organizations. Included this past year were also the Comox Valley Head Injury Society, Scouts Canada, the Lifelong Learning Association and the Comox Valley Transition Society. Anyone can donate to the Foundation and this can be done in many different ways. Creating your own special legacy fund either as an individual, family, business or organization is always popular. Donations to these funds can come in the form of cash, by leaving securities, real estate or insurance policies in a will or topping up an existing fund with regular donations. “The most important thing for people to remember,” said Carruthers, “is that these investments that form the working capital of the Foundation will continue to grow, providing an annual source of revenue that will be made available to the community in perpetuity.” For further information and to see how you can use the Foundation to benefit your community, visit the Foundation’s website at www.cvcfoundation.org.

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