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Youth Services co-ordinator Kristine Klupsas and her crew officially opened the doors to the LINC Youth Centre on Tuesday afternoon to host their tween night. The youth drop-in facility was closed for more than two months to clean up from damage from December's flood. Inside, lots of kids enjoy Vancouver Island’s only indoor skate park, which was opened in 2006. For more information on drop-in times, visit the City of Courtenay’s website or search for the LINC’s Facebook page.

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Family keepsake found via social media ... Page 6 The power of social media was demonstrated in the Comox Valley over the weekend, as Dianne Murray was reunited with a family keepsake.

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Raven Coal Mine application withdrawn Compliance president says public is being misinformed Scott Stanfield Record Staff

For the time being, Compliance Coal Corporation has withdrawn its Raven Coal Mine application from a provincial screening process while it attempts to clear up some misconceptions about the project.

But the company still plans to forge ahead with its contentious proposal near Baynes Sound. “We decided that it would be appropriate to withdraw at this time, but we still want to (develop) and we haven’t gone away,” Compliance president Stephen Ellis said. Monday marked the end of a 30-day period for evaluating Compliance’s application for an environmental certificate. The company's latest application was to address deficiencies in its first application, which the Environmental Assessment

Office (EAO) rejected in May of 2013. “In my view, these two failed attempts at getting an application through to the next review stage raises serious questions about Compliance’s competency,” John Snyder, president of the CoalWatch Comox Valley Society, said in a news release. “I suppose that after addressing the issues raised by the EAO, Compliance may wish to re-submit another application. However, they’ll still be facing the fact that there’s no social licence for their project, and the reality of moving

this ill-advised project forward faces an ever-increasing headwind.” Ellis says public misinformation has been circulating about the project. For instance, some are saying that shellfish are dying in Baynes Sound. “We haven’t even got a mine yet,” he said. “We’ve got nothing to do with that. Then they're linking it with us, saying the last thing we need now is a mine. But our application states that we wouldn’t have any impact on Baynes Sound.”

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Courtenay woman donates kidney to her brother Scott Stanfield

The following is a letter of thanks written by Bob Bates’s family to all those who have helped the family:

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They say blood is thicker than water. Look no further than Bob and Penny Bates for living proof of the proverb. Last year, Penny donated a kidney to Bob, which literally saved her kid brother’s life. But the 45-year-old Courtenay woman has a hard time wrapping her head around that idea. For her, there was no hesitation to donate a body part. In fact, she insisted to find out if they were a match. “We’re about as close a match as if we were identical twins, but we’re not,” said Penny, who is 11 months older. “He wasn’t really happy about it. He said he had nothing to lose but I had everything to lose.” Bob, 44, has been diabetic the past 25 years, but his kidneys were still functioning above a 10 per cent threshold. “My sister talked them into doing it before I had to go on dialysis,” said the Cumberland resident who has two teenagers. Bob had worked at the Campbell River pulp mill and was hoping to return to school until his health went sideways. “To get on the list, you have to be on dialysis. I lost a lot of weight and lost a lot of energy, and was pretty sick all day.” The siblings went under the knife in November at Vancouver General Hospital. Older sister went first. He says it was scary. She says it wasn’t. “She’s a lot tougher than I am,” Bob quipped. “She was out in three days. She was walking the next day. She was out in three and I was out in five.” But he is on the road to recovery, having passed the first few crucial months after the operation. “It was night and day after I got it (kidney) in. I was waking up full of energy all of a sudden. You don’t realize how sick you are because it’s such a slow process. I didn’t know what good felt like anymore, really, until it was in. It was an eye opener. I didn’t realize how bad I felt.” Penny said the process was

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straightforward. “It was fine. It’s not like 25 years ago, it’s a lot different now. I had seven months of testing. Doctors aren’t in the habit of taking healthy people and making them sick. They made sure I was in optimum health before they would even consider it.” In terms of recovery, Penny suffered about six weeks of pain that subsided every day. “I feel exactly the same,” she said, dismissing notions about fatigue. “The more walking you do the easier it is. But aside from the pain, I don’t feel any different than I did before I went.” After the surgery, Bob and Penny spent a week at the same Vancouver hotel, known as the ‘kidney condo.’ While across the water, the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland held a fundraising event. Along with an online campaign, about $15,000 was raised for Bob. He needs to be placed on another list, this time for a pancreas match.

Besides the normal brothersister tussles, the siblings were close while growing up in Cumberland. That closeness remains, whether walking together at the Courtenay Airpark, or driving to

the clinic in Victoria for checkups. “It seems like this actually brought us even closer together,” Bob said. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Bob with (from left) daughters Olivia and Teryn, and his wife, Marla, shortly after the transplant. Photo Submitted

Without a second of hesitation, Penny became our HERO!! Never will we be able to show enough love or express enough thank yous for her selfless act. It is remarkable to watch the strength and courage of one individual saving a life of another. There are so many people we need to thank, co-workers, friends and family for the meals, messages, hugs, donations and support. You all have made this difficult, emotional journey much easier. Bobby and I didn’t have any hand in organizing the fundraiser, but can imagine the efforts involved from all that were involved. Thank you to the Waverley Hotel for the use of your establishment and Dave Stevens for his amazing abilities as an auctioneer. To all the businesses, donations and individuals with your contributions to the event. To our dearest friends, near and far and our families who exhausted themselves coming together in such a short time to make the fundraiser such a success. We don’t have the words to express our deepest appreciation for all that was done. It was a financial help and also this allowed me to concentrate on Bobby’s recovery and worry less about everything else. To my sister, Rae for keeping our life here together so I could be in Vancouver as much as possible. To our lifelong friend Lonnie, a million thank yous for your organization, generosity, your time, friendship and loving support. It has been three months post transplant, Bobby’s kidney is functioning well, his medication numbers continue to stay in good range, his activity is increasing and he is feeling more like himself. This has been quite a journey, with a long road still ahead. Because of the fundraiser's success it will help towards the next surgery when Bobby receives a pancreas transplant. THANK YOU IS NOT ENOUGH!

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Social media campaign reunites lady with family keepsake Terry Farrell Record Staff

A Comox lady has her beloved elementary school desk back, thanks to the efforts of the Comox Valley Record Facebook followers. Dianne Murray came to the Record office on Friday afternoon, heartbroken. A family keepsake had gone missing. She was having her apartment painted and an “all-in-one” type of desk (desk and seat used in elementary schools) was put outside, into the apartment hallway. It was mistaken for a donation to the St. Joseph’s General Hospital Cottage Thrift Shop and was taken to the hospital. By the time Murray could get to the thrift store, the desk had already been sold. “My children and my grandchildren used

that desk, and now my great grandchildren don’t have it to play on,” she told the Record on Friday afternoon. “I don’t know what to do. I feel awful.” The Record social media team knew exactly what to do. A picture of Murray, looking at a picture of the desk, went up on Facebook Friday night, with an appeal to all Record Facebook friends for shares and likes. By Monday morning the thread had been shared more than 750 times and had reached an audience of 42,000 people - including one Eileen Tamemoto. “I was passing by (the thrift store) and saw it sitting there,” said Tamemoto of how she came across the desk. “I figured, ‘hey I could do something with that’. It wasn’t a big deal, not like I needed it. My son was (harassing me)

for bringing it home so I decided I would see how much it was worth. I Googled it and the page came up and I read the story.” She then called the Record and was given Murray’s phone number. Tamemoto dropped the desk off Tuesday morning. When Murray found out about how the community took her story to heart, she was momentarily at a loss for words. “Wow. Just wow,” she said. “That is amazing. It’s nice. It’s not bad news. It’s some-

thing soft and caring and it makes you feel good. It’s nice to know that people realized how much this (desk) means to me and they were willing to help me find it. I’m so glad I got it back.” “Absolutely amazing,” said Murray’s daughter, Kelly Brimacombe. “It kind of restores your faith. I got the feeling from people who were sending me messages over the weekend that they really cared. It’s kind of refreshing.” editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Earthquake rescue course a first for the province Erin Haluschak Record Staff

It's only a matter of when – not if – a major earthquake will hit the Comox Valley, and with only a few trained teams around the Island, Paul Berry hopes to make emergency personnel more prepared. Berry is both the district principal of health and safety for School District 71 and the information officer/Search And Rescue (SAR) manager for Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, and last week helped organize a unique course for emergency crews to conduct search and rescues in school buildings post-earthquake. “The course came from a need out of a number of different fronts,” he explained. “On the school district level, we want to be prepared to react after an earthquake or a natural disaster. Our SAR team here and a local fire department saw the need to develop their skill set and training.” The course was a first in the province, with co-operating agencies working together, and a first for the SAR team, which will likely be tasked with the rescue work following a natural disaster. Organized at the former Comox Elementary building, the site was set up as a postearthquake building with significant structural damage, Berry explained, in order to emulate responses to sites with a high volume of individuals.

He added a recent report from the auditor general was very critical of the province and Emergency Management BC with their level of preparedness response post-disaster. “Prior to the release of the report, our local SAR team began asking how are we going to respond (following a natural disaster)? What skill sets do we need and how can we deploy our team safely?” The week-long training session covered topics such as triage, doing a rapid damage assessment, doing room-by-room assessments and finding the best way of saving the greatest number of people in the least amount of time. There is also a psychological element involved with the training, Berry noted, as rescuers searching a site post-natural disaster may have to make assessments and decisions not to rescue if an area or site is too difficult or hazardous to enter. With 27 members now qualified at the light urban SAR level and some school district employees along with some fire department members, Berry continues to urge the public to prepare themselves and create an earthquake plan. “Have pre-determined check-in points and tell everyone in your home or business about the plan (and) have a significant stockpile of supplies.” He also encourages members of the community to attend a free

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for the school district, have trained in light urban SAR as they don't know where they might be when a natural disaster occurs. “They might be responding to the closest school, and they can lead other staff in what they need to do,” he said. “After disasters, the vast majority of rescues occur with regular people off the

street.” Berry added with 22 school sites and the hospital, in the many hours after an earthquake or disaster, “we need to be able to take care of our own.” A second, larger scale training scenario is schedule for May for all SD71 school administrators and senior staff. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

On Feb. 24 the Comox Valley RCMP were called to the scene of a break, enter and theft at the A&W restaurant on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Unknown culprits smashed a window to gain entry and once inside stole a large amount of cash and electronic equipment.

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obody who understands it has any doubt about the power of social media, but it is nice to see it work for a good cause every once in

a while. Yes, it's cute to watch cats react to bananas, or dogs playing with deer, but occasionally something happens on the world wide web that proves there's a purpose to social media, aside from seeing videos go viral. Case in point, Dianne Murray. Dianne came into the Record office on Friday completely shattered. She had lost her old elementary school desk - one of those little desks with the seats attached that, if you were the biggest student in Grade 4, you probably struggled to get your knees under. Dianne has seen her children and her grandchildren grow up playing on that desk. The pen marks and dents added to it by her off-spring made it an invaluable keepsake. Dianne's desk was left in the hallway outside her apartment while some painting was being done in her home. The desk was picked up, and dropped off at the hospital's second-hand store, misinterpreted as a donation for the cause. Dianne went to the store, only to find that the desk had already been sold. She came to the office to place a lost and found ad, and it was then that the Record editorial team took action. We went one better. We took a picture of Dianne, with a picture of the desk, posted it on our Facebook page and let the community take over. The story was shared almost 800 times. It was viewed by more than 42,000 people. And, on Monday morning, we received a call from a lady who had bought the desk. She had no idea someone was looking for it until she went online Monday and saw the posting on Facebook. Dianne and her desk were reunited and all is good in the world again. No, it wasn't a cure for an awful disease. No, it wasn't an over-the-top fundraising effort that brought in enough for a costly operation. But it was a sad story turned happy, in our own backyard, through the power of social media. Had this happened 30 years ago, the chances of Dianne ever seeing that desk again would have been slim and none. So three cheers for Facebook and three cheers for everyone who got involved in either sharing or liking the story. Someone's actions led to Dianne finding a family keepsake. And that beats a cat and a banana, any day of the week. -TF

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n a recent speech, Premier collected. Christy Clark quipped that How big is student debt these while teenagers tend to be days? The subject was discussed lazy, there is a limit. briefly in the legislature last If your kid is still on the couch week. after age 30, she In question period, POLITICS said, he’s not a teenNDP leader John Horager any more. “He’s gan reminded the gova New Democrat.” ernment that tuition Clark’s ‘get off fees have doubled over the couch and get a the past decade, and OM job’ message is now cited a Bank of MonLETCHER being translated treal estimate that the into government average university stupolicy. The B.C. dent emerges from a government is using one of the four-year program owing $35,000 few tools available to it to track in student loans. down people who aren’t paying With his usual modesty and off their student loans, by linking tact, Advanced Education Minisdefaulted debt to driver’s licence ter Andrew Wilkinson dismissed renewals. Horgan’s accusation that he is There are “hardship” proviindifferent to the plight of stusions for those who don’t have dents. Wilkinson noted that the a job. ICBC will only refuse to Bank of Montreal surveyed 602 renew a driver’s licence or vehistudents across Canada, and cle plates for those who have let only 78 of them were in B.C. their student debt go for a year “To clarify this, and to address without making some effort to the cackling chickens on the deal with it. other side, we have 430,000 stuStudent debt collection is a dents in our system,” Wilkinson long-standing problem for the said. “Some of them are partprovince, with about $185 miltime; some of them are on short lion currently on the books as courses. We have 180,000 studefaulted and unpaid. Students dents who are in the system fullnaturally move around after time and eligible for student aid. completing their studies, and “Of those 180,000 students, once the six-month grace period 45,000 turn to the province for for beginning to repay student financial aid – meaning that 75 loans expires, finding those who per cent of students, more than aren’t paying becomes a costly what was quoted on the CBC effort. yesterday, go through their eduHistorically governments sent cation without incurring debt defaulted debt to collection agen- through the provincial student cies. Last year $17.3 million was aid program.”

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Whatever the amount owing is for an individual, it’s a debt that will be more difficult to avoid paying. The province has long used the withholding of driving privileges to collect unpaid provincial court fines, and that was recently extended to those who are 90 days in arrears on $25 or more worth of Lower Mainland bridge tolls. This student debt collection move follows efforts to match up post-secondary funding to areas of employment demand. In an era where misguided university professors use their positions to organize violent protests against job-creating projects, the messages are similar. Variations of this productivity theme are being heard from governments across North America. The baby boomers are retiring. We are bringing in temporary foreign workers, not because of some right-wing plot, but because too many people growing up in our society refuse to do an increasing range of jobs. We have an education system – and media – that encourages people to complain and make demands to get what they want. And we are seeing the results of all of this. There was a U.S. president once who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Variety Telethon organizers say thanks for support Dear editor, The 49th annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon was a resounding success, with generous donors across B.C. helping us to raise $5,886,973 for children who have special needs. At Variety, we see each child as a champion and we’re inspired by the courage and determination with which they meet their challenges and achieve little

victories. We believe that, with support, each child is capable of fulfilling their unique and full potential. With the support of our donors, we’re able to help children who have special needs across our province. We know that we can’t do it alone, and appreciate the support and commitment of everyone who helps us in whatever way

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Clear-cutting clearly the elephant in the room Dear editor, In the spirit of “calling a spade a spade,” please consider the following. I was at the Re-Think our Watershed open house the other night at NIC. A very nice gathering of leaders from some of the direct stakeholders in our watershed, plus 240 or so privates interested enough to show up.  Now I arrived in the Valley this past April, after 35-plus years on the prairies; meaning I

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am a ‘virgin’ as far as the arguments associated with the turbidity and other problems facing

this watershed. So here we go. July and August arrived and brought water restrictions, fol-

in our Comox Valley Community, we are very fortunate to have an RCMP detachment that is very open to considering, when appropriate, as a preferred option, diversion from the courts towards restorative justice opportunities provided by our Community Justice Centre.  In my experience as a public school administrator, referring young offenders to the restorative justice process as opposed to sending young offenders through the court system, which often has long waits and potential criminal records a possible outcome, was a much preferred and more instructive option in most cases. Having the young offender face the person(s) the offence was committed against, hearing the consequences caused as a result of the offence, giving the young offender a chance to listen and be heard, and to be part of an agreed solution with other community elders regarding compensation and/or retribution in some form, can be a positive life changer for a young offender. 

our water problems? One thing struck me as I listened to the presentations, not once was clear cut logging mentioned or brought forward; or is that something that cannot be mentioned near this general area? Yes I like the spirit of cooperation and respect, however, at some point in time, a spade becomes a spade, or is it simply an entrenched and hands-off “elephant in this room”? Kris Nielsen Comox

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Restorative justice a preferred alternative Dear editor, Kudos to Bruce Curtis of the Comox Valley Community Justice Centre, City of Courtenay Centennial Committee and North Island College for bringing the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, as the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Iona Campagnolo Lecture series on Restorative Justice on Feb. 26.    McLachlin's comments tracing the recent Canadian history of the move towards more restorative justice compared to traditional sentencing was insightful and encouraging.  Her caution that restorative justice is not the end-all-beall in considering options in dealing with criminal cases in our courts was not lost on us.  However, her historical lesson highlighting the fact that restorative justice has been utilized most successfully in many cultures for centuries as a solution to deal with injustices certainly struck a chord with many.  Regarding young offenders

lowed in November to January by boil water advisories. OK, I can deal with this, but this was a bit of an eye-opener to potential problems in the future. I have followed the discussions in the news and in the letters to the editor. Now when I go to Goose Spit nearly every morning and gaze at the vistas around the Comox Glacier, I see an awful lot of clear cuts, nearly one on every mountainside. Am I to think this practice has nothing to do with

If the Chief Justice of Canada's Supreme Court, with all her years of experience, sees restorative justice as the preferable option, that should support the consideration of diverting young offenders to a restorative justice opportunity, when appropriate, that our RCMP detachment seems to be willing to consider. Kudos to our judges, our RCMP and the many volunteers of our Community Justice Centre who consider and help provide the opportunity of restorative justice in our community!     Hugh MacKinnon Comox

Dear editor, Regarding Dominique McGrady's letter: Budget offensive to teacher (Feb. 24 Comox Valley Record), Dominique is quoted as saying in her comments about education in the B.C. budget: "It does not cover the four per cent rise in MSP premiums." I find this comment amusing but also insulting. Dominique makes a comment that with the increase in medical service plan premiums, it is going to cost the school district more money that they cannot afford. She apparently does not know that there are two sides to the ledger. All MSP premiums paid on behalf of all school board employees must be added to their paycheques as a taxable benefit. The taxable benefit is added to their gross pay, and they will pay

income tax, Canada pension and unemployment insurance on the total earnings. This is legislated law under the Canada Revenue Agency. As the total deduction amount will now increase, the total net earnings of the payroll will decrease. The payment of more medical service premiums offsets with the lower net earnings amount clearing the bank account. I suggest Dominique to sit down with the school board accounting department so that they can show her how this works, because her recent comments are bogus, and create propaganda, which seems to be the norm these days.  She fails to realize that the readers were not born yesterday.  Joe Sawchuk Duncan

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the death of a grandparent depends on many factors including: • The age of the child • Type and length of relationship • The role a grandparent plays in the child’s life • Who else is impacted by the death and their coping strategies •A lengthy illness and unanticipated death. Children express grief in different ways. Some will be sad or angry. Others may be fearful of another grandparent or parent dying. With the wisdom gained that people die, some children develop feelings of insecurity. Others want to understand what happens to the person who they loved, what it feels like to be dead and where one goes after death.

Death and dying are complex concepts that are understood by children at progressive intervals. Open and honest discussions are important however, the language needs to be appropriate for your child’s age. To help a child cope with a loss requires a consistent and loving message and observing your child’s reactions. • Use concrete terms when explaining death. Say that “Nana died”, the “bird is dead." Don’t confuse young children by suggesting that a grandparent is at “rest” or “sleep”. Children may become fearful of going to sleep or worried that you as a parent won’t wake up from a rest or nap. • Avoid words such as “passed on”, “departed”, “expired” (yogurt does this, not people!) as children may not understand such euphemisms. • K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple and Simple) Answer a child’s questions, but keep your answers brief and simple. Find out what your child

knows or thinks they know about death and then offer answers and details based on this knowledge. • Afford choices in how to remember the grandparent who has died. Depending on your child’s age, enable them to participate in your family rituals including going to the funeral, memorial and/or cemetery, picking flowers, being a pallbearer, giving a eulogy or reading a special poem/reading. • Let your child be upset and talk about their fears. Listen, validate their feelings and provide reassurance including that death is not a form of punishment but is a part of life. Take the opportunity to learn about the cycle of life – you can use a leaf, bug, or a pet as examples. Check out your local library for books on explaining death to children. 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 launches new group The Evergreen Club - a 55+ organization - has launched a brand new group and are inviting the public to check it out. The Life Long Learners Club is a new support group focused on needs and goals in health, sociability, communication, life management, end of life wishes, etc. This group meets on the second and last Wednesdays of each month in the Rotary Hall in the Florence Filberg Centre. This drop-in group will run

from 1-3 p.m. In February, members were given handouts based on Arabella Benson’s presentations  ‘Reversing Aging: How to Look and Feel Younger than Your Age’  and  ‘How I healed myself of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue in 28 days.’ The March 11 and March 25 meeting topics are gearing up to include ‘Clearing Clutter from your home, your head or your heart,’ ‘Chi-Kung, the Healing Workout,’ and ‘Laughter Exercises.’

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Music community coming together for one of its own Benefit concert/auction for local jazz musician at Roy's Towne Pub March 8 Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Eight bands will perform over eight hours at Roy's Towne Pub in Royston at a March 8 benefit for jazz musician Blaine Dunaway. Vision problems have forced the composer/performer/teacher to relinquish his role as concertmaster of the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra. The 68-year-old Cumberland resident has undergone two surgeries to repair macular holes in his retinas. These were covered by the Medical Services Plan. However,

Dunaway is not covered for specialized diagnostics, lens transplants and additional correction of holes in the retina. His friends are trying to raise $5,000 to offset costs, including travel, for two surgeries in March. Incidental costs such as prescription sunglasses add to the financial burden. Six weeks’ recovery time also translates into lost income. The good news is an online fundraiser for Blaine has generated $2,615. "The community is being wonderful," Dunaway said. "It's a little overwhelming." He excels on the violin and

trumpet, though Dunaway no longer plays the latter. He also teaches beginner's cello. Before moving to the Valley, Dunaway had taught at Capilano College and Vancouver Community College, among other schools. He started a symphony in Brandon, Man., and initiated a big band jazz group and concert band on the Sunshine Coast. All are still going. Among peers, Dunaway is known as an improvisor, but his love is writing music — complicated music for multiple instruments. He would like to pen more classical and jazz string ensemble compositions. "I'll be able to at least read music again, I'm hoping," said Dunaway, who was concert master for one term with the Vancou-

ver Philharmonic Orchestra. "I don't run the seawall anymore," he added with a laugh. "I want to be able to maximize my effectiveness in the Valley. There's a lot of things I can do, a lot of things I would like to be able to do." Dunaway acknowledges the efforts and support of pub owners Charlie and Judi Aiken. "We have gotten to know him and his lovely wife (Charmian), so when we found out about the issue we decided to help," Charlie said. Todd Butler MCs the Sunday event — dubbed Blaine's Rock to See — which Butler and fellow musician Doug Cox will kick off with the first performance. It runs from 2-10 p.m. There will be a live and silent auction. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Philip returns to Cumberland Multi-skilled instrumentalist and songwriter Shane Philip ends his Western Canada tour on home turf at the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland, Saturday, March 7. Philip has a unique and compelling musical repertoire that draws his audience to the dance floor and keeps them there. From early childhood moments of drumming kitchen tables and car dashboards, to his most recent album, Life. Love.

Music., Philip’s musical stylings have been self-taught and self-motivated every step of the way. Borrowing from folk, reggae, blues and beyond, he blurs the boundaries of expectation and music into an altogether unique soundscape. Tickets are available online at gigtix.ca, or at Bop City Records or at the Waverley, $15 advance. 19+. More details at cumberlandvillageworks.com

WCFF hit returns for special screening By popular demand, World Community Film Festival is re-screening the opening night feature from the recent festival. Becoming Bulletproof tells the story of a group of people with an array of mental and physical challenges who come together each year to make a film, with the entire point being that it should be fun regardless of the physical or mental challenges. Joy and persistence triumph over adversity in this awardwinning documentary. A surprise bonus will be the screening of the short (35 minute) fiction film that they were making: Bulletproof. You can catch this inspiring double bill on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the North Island College

Theatre in Courtenay. Becoming Bulletproof was a real surprise to many people. “No verbal or print description does justice to this film. In the 24 years of our festival, I don't think I have ever seen such a degree of audience connection to a film,” noted programmer Wayne Bradley. “As soon as the credits finished, people were asking if we could re-screen it so they could bring their friends. We also had a lot of enquiries about showing the short film, Bulletproof, which we saw glimpses of in the feature film.” Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Don't miss this great film. FMI: 250-337-5412

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HAPPENING To have your entertainment event included in our What’s Happening lineup, please send the details of your event to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com. Event listing should be no more than 50 words and should include date, time, place and cost. ART Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox presents: “CATCHING THE LIGHT” – A SHOW & SALE by “LESLIE DUNSMORE & MARY HICKS” opens Feb. 17 and runs to March 8. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 1 – 4 p.m., closed Monday.  Free Admission.  Located at 1729 Comox Avenue.  FMI and to see a virtual gallery of the current show go to www.pearlellisgallery.com. STUDIO B IN CUMBERLAND is proud to present a new exhibit entitled “Wood Vibe Tribe” of wood works by Brad Rhadwood and Andy Smith, with special appearance by Chris Boux. The exhibit opens on Friday, Feb. 13, with all three artists present at the reception from 7-11 p.m. Studio B Gallery is located at 2704 Dunsmuir Avenue in Cumberland.

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Friday, March 6 WEST, MY FRIEND - Described as everything from indieroots to chamber-folk, West My Friend's acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. They play the Cumberland Hotel tonight, a Vancouver Island MusicFest presentation. Tickets are $20 at www.islandmusicfest.com or call 250871-8463. Show starts at 8. Saturday, March 7 ONE MAN BAND - Shane has a unique and very compelling musical repertoire that draws his audience to the dance floor and keeps them there. He'll keep you at the Waverley all night long. $15 advance tickets available @ Bop City, The Waverley, by 250 336 8322 and online at CumberlandVillageWorks.com. Sunday March 8 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, March 9 MUSIC IN THE MORNING - Sid Williams Theatre Society presents Mattina Musica, with pianist Sarah Hagen and featuring the Bergmann Piano Duo. 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. KARAOKE KOMMOTION - Karaoke at Chances Casino from 8:30-11 p.m. with hosts Rod & Suzy McNeil. Free admission. Wednesday, March 11 FOLK RESIDENCY - Todd Butler and Doug Cox have reunited, and they’ve made the Cumberland Hotel their new Wednesday night home. The music starts at 7:30. Friday, March 13 PARTY WITH BRODIE - Brodie Dawson’s release party for her brand new single: ‘All This Time’ is tonight at the Waverley. $12 advance tickets available at Bop City, The Waverley Hotel, by phone (250) 336-8322 and online at CumberlandVillageWorks.com Saturday March 14 FOLK/REGGAE - Jon & Roy return to the Waverley with their fifth album, “By My Side”. $17 advance Tickets available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel, by phone (250) 3368322 or online at CumberlandVillageWorks.com Monday, March 16 KARAOKE KOMMOTION - Karaoke at Chances Casino from 8:30-11 p.m. with hosts Rod & Suzy McNeil. Free admission. Thursday, March 19 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.


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Film series offers a real Turner of a flick CVAG Winter Film Series: Mr. Turner, Sunday, March 8, 5 p.m. Rialto Theatre

The Comox Valley Art Gallery/TIFF Winter Film Series continues on Sunday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre with Mr. Turner - an exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. Critically acclaimed filmmaker and Film Circuit favourite Mike Leigh (Another Year, HappyGo-Lucky) makes a triumphant return to the screen with Mr. Turner, a masterful portrait of the renowned English painter J.M.W. Turner. Yet another of Leigh’s historical studies of art versus commerce (following his acclaimed Gilbert & Sullivan biopic Topsy-Turvy), Mr. Turner promises to be a hit among critics and audiences alike, and a major contender in the upcoming awards season. Leigh’s long-time collaborator Timothy Spall (The Love Punch, the Harry Potter series) won the Best Actor prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival as the cantankerous Turner, whose brilliance with the brush overshadows his sometimes appalling lack of social graces. Centring on the later years of Turner’s life,

the film opens as the painter returns from an expedition to Belgium and attempts to settle back into his previous lifestyle. Among the skeletons in his closet are an estranged mistress, two grown daughters, and a grandchild to whom he pays little mind and whose existence he denies to the outside world. Travelling under a pseudonym, he rents a small seaside apartment from the twice-widowed landlady Sophia Booth (Marion Bailey, Vera Drake), who will eventually become his last mistress. Leigh slowly immerses us in Turner’s world during a period when the painter was pushing landscape painting towards the vanguard of impressionism, striving to capture the temperament of the man and his times rather than reducing them to a series of iconic images. While Leigh’s work with actors has often dominated the discussion around his films, Mr. Turner should leave no lingering doubts that he is every bit as masterful a visual storyteller. Tickets are $13, $12 for CVAG members, available at the CVAG Gift Shop, 580 Duncan Ave., downtown Courtenay and at the door if available (Door: cash only, exact change appreciated). To purchase tickets over the phone call CVAG at 250-338-6211. For complete Film Series information visit our website at comoxvalleyartgallery.com or follow us on Twitter @ CVAGFilm for updates and news.

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Timothy Spall stars as English painter J.M.W. Turner in the critically acclaimed film, Mr. Turner. Photo Submitted

Meet award-winning B.C. book publisher Howard White at a special event hosted by Laughing Oyster Bookshop on Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m. White will be talking about and reading from his father's two memoirs, That Went by Fast: My First Hundred Years and Milk Spills and One-Log Loads: Memories of a Pioneer Truck Driver. That Went by Fast and Milk Spills and One-Log Loads, written by centenarian Frank White, sift through White's many adventures as a pioneer truck logger, camp owner, boat builder, home builder, excavating contractor, garage mechanic and waterworks operator, among other things.

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In later life he married the sophisticated and well-connected New Yorker writer Edith Iglauer and started a totally different way of life consisting of opera, celebrity dinners and world travel. His observations on the differences between the two worlds make for fascinating and frequently hilarious reading. White is the publisher of Harbour Pub-

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The Sid Williams Theatre Society is proud to present the 2015 edition of the Radical Reels Tour, part of the theatre society’s Blue Circle Series, on Saturday March 14. There is no better way to get stoked about skiing, biking, riding, or paddling than by seeing these films! We’re talking jaw-dropping bike jumps, nail-biting kayak drops, and mind-blowing powder. The Radical Reels Tour, presented by The Banff Centre, continues to push boundaries with the best action sports films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Experience more than half a dozen wild action sports as seen through the eyes of some of today’s top athletes and most talented adventure sport filmmakers. See you there, adrenaline film lovers! Tickets for this Blue Circle Series event are $24 for members, $29 for general public, $19 for students and groups of 10 or more. Members can add this show to a 4-or-more pack for just $19. Purchase in person at the Ticket Centre Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone 250338-2430, or online at sidwilliamstheatre.com.

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The most outrageous films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival and beyond. Ski, climb, paddle, bike or fly, hold on to your seat for the jaw-dropping best mountain sport films!

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The music of Mozart and of Queen’s Freddie Mercury meet in this incredible balletic journey to stardom. The ballet that follows the tumultuous career of one of the world’s most famous composers, featuring new classical and contemporary choreography from Ballet Victoria.

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Kind hearted man and his paintings I once had a fellow,who I shall call George, bring me his cat who was named Grey. Prior to bringing the cat to the clinic, George had come in to tell me that he would be unable to pay for my services with cash, but that he could compensate me with art. George was a well-known character in the small community where I was working and agreeing to be paid “in art” seemed like a reasonable community service. Thankfully, Grey simply had a bad case of diarrhea and this was easily remedied with some medication. George was very grateful for this “cure” and he assured me he would soon deliver the promised artwork. Several weeks passed and George appeared one day to present me with a framed painting of Grey. I accepted this feline portrait gracefully and nodded courteously as George explained all the important aspects of the painting. Grey was sitting and his tail was pointing directly forward from between between his legs. Anatomically, it was remarkable.

A week later, George returned asking the receptionist where I had hung the painting. I quickly pulled it out of the drawer where I had stowed it away and found a hook to place it above the surgery scrub sink. George was escorted to the back of the clinic and was pleased to see Grey occupying a prominent place. Years passed and the day came when I had to make a house call to euthanize Grey. In return for this service I was offered another piece of artwork. George took me to his studio and invited me to chose a painting of my choice. Most were landscapes with orange fir trees and purple skyscapes. “Do you sell many paintings?” I asked. George explained to me that he had yet to sell a single painting, but he was hopeful, saying, “The market will soon turn around when the economy gets rolling again.” I found one I liked depicting a tractor on a farm. “Could I have this one?” I asked. “No, that one is worth too much,” he explained.

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tion with insights from African, South Asian and Latin American inspired social enterprises. Provocative installations created by North Island College students reveal the underbelly of mass produced fast fashion issues. On Sunday, author Leanne Prain, born and raised in the Comox Valley speaks on stitching cloth and making meaning. Prain believes, “that weaving a tale or dropping a thread can take on new meaning when we start to see textiles beyond the narrow scope of functional objects but instead, as an important part of the human experience.” That is followed by a fashion romp through the world of upcycling, thrifting and repurposing. To close, “Endnotes” touches on the textile windings of shrouds, material memorials and green burial.

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Seven skaters bring home six medals from competition -- SEE PAGE 24

Riptide U14 Girls qualify for provincial soccer finals

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Comox Valley volleyballers collect PACWEST medals Isfeld off Earle Couper Record Staff

Comox Valley talent has helped the Camosun College Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams advance to the CCAA national championships. Camosun hosted the PACWEST championships this past weekend, where the men, with Rian Plante of Comox, won gold and the women, with Hilary Graham of Courtenay, scooped silver. Two other Comox players earned medals as Hilary McLoughlin (third year left side) and the Capilano Blues women finished third while Angus Ire-

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land (third year setter) and the Douglas College Royals men won silver. The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners defended their PACWEST women’s volleyball title in Saturday’s actionpacked gold medal game against the Chargers. In the process, they

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denied the top-seeded Chargers their first-ever conference championship. Both teams advance to the CCAA national championships, March 12-14 in Longueuil, Que. VIU is the second seed at the eight-team event while the Chargers are #4.

In the men’s PACWEST final, the Chargers, the top seed at nationals, forged their way to an electrifying four-set victory over the nation’s top-ranked team, Ireland’s Royals. Plante, a secondyear right side, was named to the tournament all-star team. It was the Chargers second athome PACWEST provincial title. The Chargers are now off to the CCAA national championships in Charlottetown, PEI, on March 12-14. Comox Valley volleyball fans can follow the Chargers’ schedule at ccaa.ca and watch the action on ccaa.tv. sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Happy's Chiefs hoist second Island banner Happy’s Source for Sports Chiefs have added Tier 1 Midget playoff champions to their 2014/2015 hockey resume. The Chiefs hoisted their second Tier 1 banner after winning a hard-fought three-game battle with the upstart Nanaimo Clippers. The Clippers won right to play the Island’s topranked Midget team in Comox in the finals with a 2-1 victory over the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies in JDF on Feb. 7. Enjoying home ice advantage, the Chiefs took to the ice Feb. 21 for their first playoff final against their Nanaimo rivals. After taking three successive minor penalties to start the game, the Chiefs relied on stellar goaltending by Matt Henwood to hold the hard-charging Clippers at bay. Eventually finding their stride, the home team jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the first period and a held a 4-2

Happy's Source for Sports Chiefs will be going for a three-peat when they host the B.C. Midget Tier 1 championships, March 15-19. PHOTO SUBMITTED lead after the second. Blowing the game wide open in the third with five more goals and skating to a 9-2 victory, the Chiefs sealed a dominant victory. Led by Brayden Bennett, Tyson Slater and Colin Dixon each with two goals, Ty Graham and Brad Crisp chipping in another goal and Caleb Dolman’s goal and four assists, the Chiefs had

their way with their south island rivals. Game two in Nanaimo on Feb. 28 was an entirely different story. The Chiefs started strong, outshooting the Clippers 19-3 in the first period and holding a 2-0 lead on goals by Lynden Lennox and Slater. They gave up a late power-play goal to Nanaimo which began to swing the momentum in the Clip-

pers’ favour. The second period saw the Clippers tie the game 2-2 before Dolman put the Chiefs ahead 3-2 with only seconds left. The Chiefs were only 20 minutes away from sweeping the series, but playing for pride and wanting to earn their way into the BC Tier 1 Provincial Championships, the Clippers came out hard in the third. Scoring five unanswered goals

they skated away with a 7-3 victory. That set the table for a winner-take-all playoff finale March 1 in Courtenay. Home ice has its advantages. With an enormous, raucous crowd in attendance, the Chiefs came out hard, once again dominating the first period and outshooting the Clippers 19-5 and taking a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. But the second saw some push back and with some timely goals the Clippers fought back and ended up taking the lead at the start of the third. After dominating puck possession with strong play by Joe Surgenor and Dom Dietrich, the relentless pressure finally began to take its toll on the Nanaimo defenders. With eight minutes left in the third the Chiefs’ hard work and forecheck paid off with Dolman tying the game at 3-3.

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A strong third-place finish at the Islands has qualified the Mark Isfeld Ice senior boys basketball team for the B.C. 3A championships, March 11-14. In the opening round the Ice defeated Reynolds 55-21. In the semis against Wellington they lacked defensive intensity and lost 62-42. On Saturday in a win-or-go-home game, Isfeld posted a convincing 62-28 win over Parklands. In the third-place game, the Ice defeated Pacific Christian 52-32. Nic Xylinas was first team allIsland and Noah Kaefer second team all-Island. Towhees Denied At the Island 4A boys tourney at Mount Douglas on the weekend, injuries foiled the Vanier Towhees’ attempt to win their first ever Island title. They finished fourth. The Towhees opened with a 64-61 win over Claremont, then lost 76-64 to Dover Bay in the semifinal. They beat Mount Doug 73-53 in a must-win game, then fell 57-49 to Cowichan in the game for third place and the right to challenge for the second and last Island berth to the B.C.s. Chase Hobenshield was named to the second allstar team, Tyler Knopp led the tournament in scoring, and Anders Storgaard was a first all-star and Best Defensive Player. For more details on the Island tourneys, click on ‘Sports’ at comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Skaters earn six medals score board HOCKEY VIJHL 2014-15 Final Standings North Division Team W L T OL Pt Campbell R. 39 4 1 4 83 Comox Valley 23 19 1 5 52 Nanaimo 22 18 3 5 52 Oceanside 7 38 2 1 17 South Division Team W L T OL Pt Victoria 42 5 1 0 85 Westshore 29 16 2 1 61 Saanich 17 25 1 5 40 Kerry Park 16 27 1 4 37 Peninsula 15 31 0 2 32 Playoffs - 1st Round Game 1 Feb. 17 Nanaimo 5 Comox Valley 2 Game 2 Feb. 19 Comox Valley 4 Nanaimo 3 OT Game 3 Feb. 21 Nanaimo 3 Comox Valley 5 Game 4 Feb. 23 Comox Valley 8 Nanaimo 4 Game 5 Feb. 24 Nanaimo 3 Comox Valley 5 Playoffs - 2nd Round Game 1 March 6 7:30 p.m. Comox Valley @ Campbell River Game 2 March 7 Campbell River @ Comox Valley 7:30 p.m. Game 3 March 10 Campbell River @ Comox Valley 7 p.m. Game 4 March 11 Comox Valley @ Campbell River 7:30 p.m. Game 5 March 13 Comox Valley @ Campbell River 7:30 p.m. Game 6 March 14 Campbell River @ Comox Valley 7:30 p.m. Game 7 March 15 Comox Valley @ Campbell River 7:30 p.m.

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Seven skaters from the Comox Valley Skating Club earned six medals at the recent Vancouver Island Regional Championships in Victoria. Jane Schaffhauser picked up her second gold medal in as many competitions and now holds the titles of Vancouver Island Invitational champion and Vancouver Island Regional champion. Peyton Meiers moved up to the Novice category where the competition gets much tougher as it is the entry level for skaters vying for the opportunity to compete in the Canadian championships. She jumped right in and put her new short program to the test in front of the judges.

Shooters 9 5 3 30 Courtenay Kickers 7 8 2 23 Nanaimo 5 8 2 17 Marine Harvest 5 9 2 17 Nanaimo Wheatys 5 11 1 16 Port Alberni 2 14 1 7 River City FC 1 13 0 3 March 1 River City FC 0 Nanaimo 1, Outlaws 1 Shooters 0 March 7-8 Year-end tournament in Campbell River Goals Emma Greene (Revolution) 23; Carrie Braithwaite (Outlaws) 17 Shutouts Pamela Richer (Oceanside) 11; Melissa Townsend (CVUSC) 4

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Team RW PT GW Magic Moments 91 3007 246 SL8 Masters 79 2886 227 Shooting Ducks 73 2923 226 Breaking Bad 72 2722 207 4 Men & A Lady 71 2812 206 Rack-No-Phobia 65 2703 195 Choc-O-Holics 64 2828 213 2 Bad 4 U 61 2798 209 Just The Tip 61 2749 197 Chalk-N-Awe 61 2707 193 Scratch 56 2708 186 Tap Tap Tap 56 2603 177 Drive By 54 2737 186 Balls In Hand 49 2543 160 Chalk One Up! 45 2511 155 B-Side Ourselves 45 2491 152 ^This Way Up^ 39 2271 120 The Breakers 38 2260 127 Mex Hookers 36 2381 133 Snookin 4 Luv 31 2317 124 Cue-tease 29 2315 118 Lame Ducks 29 2217 99 Player of Year Standings Player GP Pts Ostwald, Werner 72 99.4 Brown, Jim 76 89.6 Horton, Rob 80 86.9 Adams, Gary 79 82.8 Ferguson, Brian 84 81.3 Stewart, Wayne 84 81.1

Comox Valley skaters, left to right: Front - Michael Robert, Nicole Webster. Back Jane Schaffhauser, Peyton Meiers, Abby Kachlowski, Emma Cullen. Photo Submitted Emma Cullen added to her medal haul with silver in the Juvenile Women U14 category. Nicole Webster, Isabel Cortez and Abby Kachkowski were each awarded bronze in STAR 2 in their respective age

groups. Michael Robert picked up bronze in the STAR 3 Boys event. For information on skating club programs, go to comoxvalleyskatingclub.ca. – Comox Valley Skating Club

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Continuing to pile on the pressure, the strong play of Justin Mirabelli was finally rewarded with the goahead goal only minutes later, sending the crowd into a frenzy. A

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stifling defence, timely goaltending and a hard backcheck minimized the Clippers chances to even things up. Chasing down a loose puck in the dying moments of the game, Alex Wilford ensured victory by putting away an impossible angle, open net goal. “It’s hard to believe it can get even more exciting than this, but

with the BC Championships being held March 15-19 in Comox, your hometown Happy’s Source for Sports Chiefs are poised to make their success a three-peat,” a team spokesperson said. “Come on down and watch some more unbelievable hockey at SC1!” – Happy’s Source for Sports Midget Tier 1 Chiefs

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Riptide girls roar into provincial finals

A sideline packed with fans cheered for their respective teams in Courtenay on Saturday as the Riptide U14 Girls soccer team took on the Nanaimo Storm in the Island final of BC Cup play. In an intensely demanding game, Riptide secured the win in a shootout, earning a berth to the Coastal Cup in April and the Provincial ‘A Cup’ Finals in July. After advancing to the Island final on Feb. 21 with a convincing 5-0 win against Gorge/Lakehill, Riptide was up against tough competition Saturday with the Storm franchise which draws players from the Nanaimo and central island region. Riptide coach Jim Stewart commented, “Statistically, the Storm was a close match to us defensively and, although we had beaten them in our last two meetings during league play, we knew it would be a challenge, as always, to penetrate their backline. We expected a defensive battle and that’s exactly what we got.” A defensive battle perhaps, but this was an exciting game from start to finish with each team taking turns with the momentum of play. The game was a scoreless draw at the end of regulation and was headed for overtime. But 20 minutes of tense, heart-stopping OT action resolved nothing. Both teams had chances to end it in overtime but the defensive play was flawless on this day and

Written on the arm of Riptide U14's Rosie Campbell is the team's word of the day: Believe. Photos by carter powell it became clear that this game was destined to be settled by a penalty kick shootout. After missing their first

shot and falling behind 1-0, Riptide snipers Aisha Hunter-Bellavia, Ciara Halvorson, and Frédérica Blouin-Comeau

each picked three different corners of the net, giving the Storm’s netminder no chance. Riptide’s keeper Nicolette Vinnedge made three big consecutive saves, ending the best-of-five shootout after only four rounds. It was an intense way to end a final, and an equally joyful win for Riptide. “Our girls have improved tremendously throughout this season and we are riding an eight-game winning streak which includes seven clean sheets,” commented Stewart. Stewart and his co-coaches, Matt Laver and Lisa Wigard, expressed extreme pride in what their team has accomplished this season, noting, “There’s lots of soccer still to play.” With this victory, the Riptide U14 Girls team has extended its season by four more months. They’re off to the Mayors Cup in Surrey this weekend, then in April they will play for the Coastal Cup. Their season will finally wrap up this July with the Provincial ‘A Cup’ Finals in South Surrey. Then, after a brief onemonth break, the Riptide will start all over again in August with pre-season training for the 2015/16 season. For information and updates on the Riptide U14 Girls soccer team, sponsored by Lacasse Construction, visit the team’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ riptide2001girls – Riptide U14 Girls

Legion's ladies open darts shoot proves popular Under brilliant, sunny skies 24 ladies opted out of the UV rays to participate in the day-long Ladies Open Darts Shoot at the Comox Legion. Players from Alberni, Parksville and Campbell River joined the local ladies. Twelve pairs took to the toe line for a round-robin event with the top eight going to the much-loved knockout round. The final consisted

of locals Sandi Kohlen and Wendy Jackson who took the best-ofthree over the other Valley duo of Brenda Durant and Patti Dennis. Third spot went to Nicole Sumner and Becky Godfrey (Campbell River) with Angie Kienas and Noella Ross (Alberni/Parksville) securing fourth place. Singles had 20 players step up to the toe line. Two sections of

10 played a one-game round-robin with the top eight from each sheet entering a onegame knockout. Brenda Durant emerged as the winner over her doubles partner Wendy Jackson. Jennifer Manstrum (Campbell River) placed third with local Kellie Watt taking

fourth spot. High take out on the day was Anita Hopps (Parksville) with a finish of 100. Top scores went to Brenda Durant and Jennifer Manstrum both with a 156. Many thanks to Dwayne, Peter and Ernie for their help to set up, and to Vicky for the lunch.

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his column is about Bert Everston and his down-to-earth approach to nature and the birds and animals he shared space with on the 80 acres where he lived for the past 30 years. Bert was a heavy duty machine operator in the north and throughout logging operations where he worked. My impression of the respect he was held by his peers, he could have cut pastry with a bulldozer blade. During his later years he worked with small air compressors and other mechanical tools. He was a magician when it came to fixing them and if he needed a part he often made it on his small metal lathe. I was privileged over the years to share his bot-

tomless coffee maker and philosophic discussions on nature and life in general. Thanks to his landlord, George Cousineau, Bert developed a symbiotic relationship with the birds and animals he shared space with on the land and forest where he lived. When the pond was built he made certain the geese and ducks who came to nest in it were amply supplied with grain and other supplements. One of Bert's significant neighbours were the domestic rabbits he encouraged around his immediate buildings and woods. This unusual affiliation with rabbits was probably in respect to the wild rabbits that saved his life years ago, when he was left in the Nahanni Valley

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Ralph Shaw in the Northwest Territories for three months and survived by living on wild rabbits (varying hares). Bert would never eat rabbit; but on one occasion when they increased in numbers, he asked me to thin them out. I had the privilege of hunting deer on the property, but it was never consecrated by harvesting a deer – I was concerned about killing one of the deer that Bert referred to as little people. I realize it is unlaw-

ful to habituate wildlife; but there are times when you turn a blind eye to something more important. He was never certain how many deer he had in his immediate group, but at times he would go out in the evening with a flashlight and count the number of reflecting pairs of eyes in the beam of his light and occasionally they reached the teens. He legitimately had a strong dislike for feral cats and dogs that ran deer. He handed out frontier justice to any feral cats that killed the rabbits and birds around the house. In an interesting distribution of food, he always put any dead cats or rabbits in an area where the local vultures could find them. This unique habit spoke much

of his basic understanding of nature, a system of creating balance in wild places. He was wise enough in beaver engineering that he out-smarted them when they tried to dam the outlet to the pond. I suggest road engineers should look at his system. Bert passed away Feb. 21, 2015 just short of his 95th birthday. He was representative of thousands of Canadians who live close to nature and understand much of its secret ways. This column salutes him. 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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Larry Tuck 1935-2015 Larry Tuck, 79, died at the home of his daughter on February 26, 2015, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Larry is survived by his wife Gayle; he died one day short of their 50th wedding anniversary. Larry also leaves behind his daughter Nicol, son-in-law Stephen Hall and his two beloved grandchildren, Fergus and Frances. Larry will also be missed by his sister-in-law, Michelle (Kasper) Thesen and brother-inlaw, Doug (Sharon) Deyotte and their families. Larry was born in Edmonton on June 3, 1935. His parents, Grace and George, moved to BC shortly after. Larry graduated from high school in Quesnel and in 1953 Larry joined the Navy serving as an observers mate aboard the Magnificent and the Bonaventure. In 1958 Larry left the Navy and began his career at Inland Natural Gas in Williams Lake. In 1965 he and Gayle married. They moved to Kamloops, Nelson and Chetwynd before settling in Penticton in 1979, Larry retired from then BC Gas in 1995. Wherever Larry lived he was an active Legion member serving on executives in various communities. Larry was a volunteer Fireman for many years in both Chetwynd and Penticton. Larry was also active with the Lions Club. In 2005 Larry and Gayle moved to Comox to be closer to Nicol’s family. Larry joined the Navy Vets and the Comox Legion, serving as meat draw chairman and membership chairman. Larry was given a Lifetime Legion membership in 2008. The family would like to thank Dr. Howard for his kind and compassionate care throughout Larry’s illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Dianna Patricia Caswell

August 28, 1941 - February 24, 2015 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Dianna Patricia Caswell (nee Aziz). Dianna is survived by her husband Philip of 51 years, son Scott (Lynn), daughter Lisa (Lester), sister Linda, sister Vicky (Bruce), brother Doug (Susan), brother Paul, and her grand dog - Bella. Born in Toronto, Dianna raised her family primarily in Yellowknife and Prince George, and settled in the Comox Valley over two decades ago. She enjoyed a diverse career and was a dedicated public servant who retired from CFB Comox. Dianna cherished her family and friends, and relished her beautiful home by the ocean. Di's strong, creative, and adventurous spirit; her generosity, warmth and joie de vivre touched many many people. The family extends their heart-felt appreciation to the dedicated team at Cumberland Lodge. A celebration of Dianna's life will be held at the family home on March 21, 2015. Details to follow on Dianna's Blog: diannacaswell.blogspot.ca. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimers Society of BC. Comox Valley

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Paul Vallillee Paul Vallillee passed away peacefully on February 26, 2015 in Comox, BC at the age of 82. Paul was born in Ottawa, ON and was the beloved husband of Carole. Paul and Carole moved to Yellowknife in August 1969. Paul worked for both the Federal and Territorial governments, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy. Paul is survived by his wife Carole, daughter Brenda, son Steve (Leila) and daughter Jan, his grandchildren Kevin and Erin, as well as his brother Ron (Dot) and nieces Jean & Sara, nephews Kevin & Tim and their respective families in Nova Scotia. Paul was a tireless advocate for the North and it’s people. He coordinated two Royal tours, a Prime Ministerial visit, managed the Arctic Winter Games in Hay River before finishing his career with Expo 86 in Vancouver. Paul was an ardent supporter of northern artisans and was well known in the sporting community. He was a proud man, and very devoted to his wife and family. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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FAJKUS Louis Charles October 3, 1935 – March 1, 2015 We are sad to announce the passing of Louis Charles Fajkus at his home on March 1, 2015. Lou is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Frances Fajkus, sisters Vlasta Twardowski and Anne Fajkus. He is survived by his wife Lois Fajkus, daughters Lisa (Bruce) Inglis and Lori (Dave), Macie; grandchildren Akasha, Jake, Jennifer and Ben and great-grandchildren Jinelle and Ella Rose. Lou was in the United States Air Force for 26 years. He started his military career in Blaine AFB Washington and was transferred to Japan. After 2 years in Japan he returned to Blaine. He was then transferred to Mt. Lolo AFB in Kamloops where he met his wife Lois of 56 years and where his first daughter was born. From Kamloops he was sent to Duncanville AFB near Dallas, Texas where his second daughter was born. After 2 years he was transferred to Great Falls, Montana then to CFB Comox, then to Blaine, Washington, CFB Lama Caza, Quebec and finally back to CFB Comox in 1972 where Lou retired in 1979. In Lou’s leisure time he enjoyed puttering around his 2 ½ acres lovingly known as “Louis Parkâ€?. He never let us beat him in a game of golf. Lou loved spending time with all his grandkids and rescuing them in his wheelbarrow ambulance. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Lou’s memory made to the Comox Valley S.P.C.A. would be greatly appreciated. Private family arrangements. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the special neighbours and Comox Valley Home Care Nurses.

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Christopher Willard Blair It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Chris Blair. Left behind to mourn his passing are his wife & best friend Shannon; his son Brennen whom he adored so much; his mother Cathy; his two brothers Danny & Patrick; and his many friends. When Chris was not working in the forestry industry he could be seen around town taking his special needs son for epic walks, usually with his best bud Harley along. Chris was quick to make friends. He was that guy, helpful, easy going and kind. He was quick to forgive and rarely judged. “You will be forever in our hearts, we love you�. In lieu of flowers, if wishing, donations can be made in Chris’s memory to a Trust account for his son Brennen at Canadian Western Bank #14328009 in care of Shannon Taylor.

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Bill passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside. He leaves his loving wife Roberta of 58 yrs, his wonderful children Leanna, Benji, Janine & Susanne, 8 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren. Also his 3 sisters & 1 brother, predeceased his mother, father and 3 brothers. He had a huge heart full of love for his family and friends. He volunteered many years with the Comox Valley Lions Club, doing taxes for friends and seniors in the Valley. He organized many trips for the jazz festivals & coached little league baseball for many years. He will always be in our hearts and will be sadly missed. There will be a viewing of Bill at Piercy’s Funeral home on Saturday March 7, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:00 & to follow a Celebration of Life at Valley Vista Estates Community Hall.


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BAIRD, Danny William Andrew March 24, 1955 - Jan 17, 2015 With heavy hearts, the family announces that Danny died peacefully in Langley, BC after battling cancer. He was a pretty simple man who claimed that he lived his life with no regrets. Danny was a witty, kind-hearted man who would not only give you the shirt off of his back, he’d then ask if you needed anything else. He worked hard as a painter for 40 years and he liked to spend his downtime by the firepit in his yard with a beer in his hand, enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.

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Predeceased by his parents Thomas & Doris. He is survived by his 3 grandchildren, children Christine (Jon), and Courtney (Kyle), siblings Pat, Maureen, Rick, Shelley, and their extended families. Danny will be missed dearly! As per Danny’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A memorial bonfire will be held by the family.

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The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) invites proposals for the rental of 970 square feet (or portion thereof) of food services space in the China Creek Marina and Campground Main Facility Building. This space includes the primary food services preparation and service area as well as use of the walk-in freezer and fixtures. This space will be rented on a monthly basis for, at least, the duration of the 2015 prime sport fishing and camping season. PAPA believes this opportunity is ideal for an established business that wishes to extend its reach to a new market segment or an individual who wishes to expand their revenue potential and experience in the food and hospitality sector. While the facility has seen a variety of full service food services, fishing and campground related sundries sales over its history PAPA is open to considering all business propositions to fill this current gap. Such proposals may include high quality coffee shop with limited food offerings to mobile food services that may require limited use of the facility’s fixtures through to a traditional food services with established menu offerings All interested candidates are encouraged to send a proposal outlining their: x x x x

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SALTWATER ASSISTANT SITE MANAGERS (4 POSITIONS) Vancouver Island, BC

Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence. With our skilled team, we strive for a high quality product achieved through sustainable aquaculture practises. To prove this, we maintain several ISO standards as well as other industry recogni]ed certiĹľcations, along with an award winning safety culture. Our employees are given opportunities to develop and grow within the company. We offer competitive wages, a corporate bonus program, company paid beneĹľts, and a matching retirement fund. To learn more about us visit Cermaq.ca. Cermaq Canada is currently looking for 4 Saltwater Assistant Site Managers to join our dynamic team! Reporting to the Site Manager, Assistant Site Managers lead their teams on all site activities at their sea sites from smolt entry to harvest. Their objective is to optimize production while maintaining or exceeding regulatory compliance, including management of feed and feed conversion rates. They make adjustments to the production schedule as directed to maximize productivity, while maintaining site cleanliness, and strict adherence to Occupational Health and Safety procedures. This physically demanding role requires the Assistant Site Manager to implement, monitor, and report out on programs that beneĹľt the team as well as the salmon. They will be responsible for the use and maintenance of company equipment and assets, while providing an example of collaborative and efĹľcient teamwork in a positive workplace. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Ĺ&#x2DC; At least one complete cycle of experience working on a farm sea site, including smolt entries, bloom season, and harvesting (other aquaculture production experience will be considered) Ĺ&#x2DC; Strong leadership skills and the ability to foster an efĹľcient and safe team Ĺ&#x2DC; Critical and creative problem solving skills Ĺ&#x2DC; Able to adjust and adapt quickly and efĹľciently to changes Ĺ&#x2DC; Superb communication skills Ĺ&#x2DC; (xcellent computer skills, particularly the use of Microsoft OfĹľce Ĺ&#x2DC; 3reference will be given to candidates with a diploma or degree in aquaculture or a related Ĺľeld of study. Ĺ&#x2DC; 4ualiĹľed Applicants must have or obtain authority to work in Canada and preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Ĺ&#x2DC; 3rerequisites to hiring are a Ĺľtness test and a criminal record check Ĺ&#x2DC; Only applicants who are legally allowed to work in Canada will be considered POSITION DETAILS Ĺ&#x2DC; This is a permanent position that may based at any of our saltwater seasite facilities in Clayoquot Sound, the Broughton Archipelago, Okisollo Channel or Barkley Sound. Company transportation to the seasites is provided from various cities on the Island. Ĺ&#x2DC; This is a campbased position that operates with  days onshift and  days off. Ĺ&#x2DC; This is a salary position starting at , per annum. Ĺ&#x2DC; Company beneĹľts are available after the successful completion of a month probation period and include BC MS3, (xtended Health and 'ental with /ongTerm 'isability and Accidental 'eath 'ismemberment insurance, and a matching RRS3. HOW TO APPLY If you have the skills we are looking for, and would like to become part of our team, please forward a resume in person, by fax, or by email to

CERMAQ CANADA, BOX 142, 61 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4TH STREET, TOFINO, BC V0R 2Z0 FAX: 250-725-1250 E-MAIL: CAREERS.CANADA@CERMAQ.COM PLEASE STATE â&#x20AC;&#x153;ASSISTANT SITE MANAGERâ&#x20AC;? IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Deadline to apply: Friday, March 27, 2015 Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.

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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

PAINTING HOME IMPROVEMENTS CUSTOM cabinetry, fine woodworking, mill work. Call Andrew 250-218-6191, afkong@yahoo.com

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Unemployed? Need a resume? We have resources in our Self-Service Centre to help you create your own resume. For FREE job search help call 250-334-3119. Visit 103â&#x20AC;&#x201C;555 4th St. in Courtenay. www.thejobshop.ca The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

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

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LANDSCAPING

Juan Calero ISLAND ENTERPRISES HJ Landscaping The only Organic FRUIT, MAPLE Ltd. Compost in the valley. AND BIRCH TREES

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ROYAL DALTON English Tea set for 5. Stamp collection & some old coins. Call after 5pm 250-339-4449.

1-CHINA CABINET w/hutch. Old Country Rose China of 12 like new. 2 piece ladder. New sewing machine cabinet w/drawers. Brand new wheel chair. Like new wheelchair. Like new Samsung 39â&#x20AC;? T.V. with stand. Please call 250-331-9252 - Courtenay. Moving Sale.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES WASHING MACHINE: 1 year old larger, modern, no agitator washer for apartments or small house. Can plumb in or attach to kitchen tap. In like new condition. Paid $750 new, asking $450. Please call 250871-8813.

FUEL/FIREWOOD COMOX VALLEY FirewoodCustom cut, split, delivered, clean. Well seasoned. Call (250)703-3473.

COURTENAY: 3165 Hellicar Rd., Sat., March 7, 8:30-? Kids toys, tools, shelves, books, etc HUGE MOVING and garage sale. Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th. Leather couch. Solid oak dining room table, King size bedroom set, Computer desk, WII system, Golf club, Beanie babies, Shovel, rack, edger etc, Electric edger , Cordless Electric trimmer,Jack, Creeper, Ct70 engine, Gas cans, Deep fryer,Chocolate fondue set , Electric knife, Espresso machine, etc... 2240 Whyskey jack way Courtenay.

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FREE to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forever Homeâ&#x20AC;? Cleo & Abby, sisters, Siamese 7yrs old, spayed & loving. Owner must move soon. Also 14yrs old spayed female Jack Russell X fox terrier black & white, active & loving also. 250-338-2467 after 5 pm.

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BRAND NEW aluminum trailer. 10 ft x 4 ft with toolbox, spare tire, double loading ramp, tail lights, and licensed. Suitable for yard maintenance work and or transportation of bikes. $2500. Plus: Almost new electric scooter. New batteries, low miles, only 410km $800. Call: 250-338-9661 MOVING SALE: Office desk & chair, Futon, Queen bed, Entertainment unit, 6pc white wicker garden set, Frigidaire 30 inch smooth top stove, assort. flower pots, beer fridge, bar style patio table + 4 chairs, Acer 17inch computer monitor, Pioneer DVD player, stacking washer & dryer. For viewing call 250-871-4088.

FOR SALE BY OWNER with option for rent to own. Million dollar ocean city view call for information 250-753-0160, Nanaimo.

GREAT CAMPBELL RIVER NEIGHBOURHOOD! $288,000 ..â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś. 265 South McCarthy St. 3 Bedroom family home, full basement (suite potential). Private fenced level backyard, gas heat & fireplaces, Call 250.287.6635.

OCEAN VIEW - Willow Point 2-level 2400 sq.ft. 4-bd, 2-lrg bath, lrg family room with wetbar, 2 gas fireplaces, electric & woodstove heat, dbl garage with digital entry and alarm system, 2 large decks, 18x36 fully wired 220 shop, plus wood shed on large private lot with fruit trees and lots of parking, in great area near the beach, Campbell River. Call (250)923-8082 or email: darry@shaw.ca for info & pics

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REDUCED! 12-769 MERECROFT Rd. 1369sqft 2 bdrm patio home. In a location that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be beat. Mntn. view. Beautiful setting. Bareland strata. 2 mins. to Merecroft Village. $279,900. 250-287-8570 or 250-202-7717. C.R.

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. 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

RENTALS TOWNHOUSES 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/duplex-ph



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

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM recently renovated. New floor coverings, appliances, light fixtures and window coverings. Large private deck. Unique layout with through ventilation and extra windows. Overlooks large, attractive garden area. Quiet, well maintained adult building just two blocks from Comox Mall and one block from Filberg Park. A very special suite. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222 or John @ 250-703-2264.

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1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

1015 Cumberland Rd., 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.

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

250-334-3078

250-334-9717

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave. LARGE ONE BEDROOM bright and spacious. Recent renovation. Very attractive. Quiet, mature adult building. Central Courtenay. Security entry. Elevator. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM recently renovated. 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 social room. Quiet, well maintained mature adult building. Security entry and elevator. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

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PACIFIC COURT 1520/1540 Piercy Ave, Courtenay

1045 Cumberland Road

2 bedroom available in clean, quiet building with onsite manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet. In-suite storage with washer and dryer. Small pets welcome. Rental references and security deposit required.

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

To View, Call 250-218-2111

TOWNHOUSES

ONE BEDROOM Large kitchen. Private deck. Central Comox location. In suite storage. Quiet, well maintained mature adult building in central Comox. Resident social room. Security entry. Very attractive suite. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222 OR John @ 250703-2264.

TORRY PINES

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.

GREENBRIER 750 Eighth St.

LUXURY TWO BEDROOM very spacious and recently renovated. In Courtenayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest apartment building â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just two blocks from downtown. Corner suite. Five full-sized appliances. Ensuite. In-suite storage. Large private deck. Mature adult building. No pets. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

HOMES FOR RENT

Call 250-334-9717 to view.

TRADEWINDS 1600 Comox Ave.

VILLA MONTECITO 1331 England Ave.

THREE LEVEL DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 appls, fenced yard w/shed, N/S, No pets, Avail. Mar. 15 $1,000/mth CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, top flr unit, 5 appls, deck, res. pkg, N/S, cat neg. w/refs, Avail. Mar 15 - $1,200/mth STEPS TO THE BEACH, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, B/I vac, gas F/P, wrap-around patio, storage shed, 2 res. pkg. spots, N/S, sm pet neg. w/refs, Avail. Immed. $1,200/m CLOSE TO THE COLLEGE, bright top floor, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, laminate & carpet, balcony, res. pkg., N/S, inside cat neg. w/refs, Avail. Immed. $825/mth CRAIGMARK PLACE, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, balcony, storage locker, res. pkg., N/S, No pets, Avail. April 1 $800/mth ARGO COURT, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S , coin laundry, balcony, res. pkg., hot water & basic cable incld., N/S, cat neg. w/refs, Avail. April 1 $650.00/mth. Call res. mger 334-8602 MUIR RIDGE, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, patio, ground flr end unit, res. pkg., N/S, No pets, Avail. April 1 $800/mth

1560-13th Street, Courtenay ATTRACTIVE 2 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated - enjoy new appliances, ďŹ&#x201A;ooring and bathroom ďŹ ttings 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.

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OCEANVIEW HOME, 2 bdrm, 1 bath (shower only), 4 appls, woodstove, lrg deck, shared property, $50 hydro credit, N/S, No pets, Avail. Immed. - $1,000/mth. CENTRAL CTNY, 2 bdrm, 1 bath rancher, 4 appls, gas F/A heat, new windows & paint, partially fenced yard w/shed, garage, N/S, sm pet neg. w/refs, Avail. Immed. $1,100/mth

COURTENAY- GREAT tenants wanted for 3 bdrm Rancher, F/S, W/D, near town & schools, fenced yard. NS/NP. 1067 5th St. $1100. Call (250)334-1806.


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Comox Valley Record Thu, Mar 5, 2015 RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

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

1990 JEEP CHEROKEE Red, good condition, 6 cylinder, 5 speed, 4WD, 194,000 km, nearly new tires. $1,300. Please call 250-335-1876.

TRANSPORTATION

TRUCKS & VANS

CARS

2004 BMW 325i. 6 cyl. 5 spd. Manual. Central locking, power windows & sunroof. 6 way power & heated seats with lumbar support & position memory. Auto. climate control. Sound system. incl. Bluetooth. Cruise control + much more. Excel. Cond. $9150. Offers considered. 250-923-5950. Campbell River

2010 FORD F150 Crew Cab. New canopy. As new Nokian all weather tires. 47,000km. $26,500. Call 250-287-3790. In Campbell River MAZDA 2007 Pick-up. 24,000 km. Silver, A/C, P/B, P/S, stereo, box liner, 4-cyl, RWD. $10,900. Like new. Call (250)203-6657 or (250)2861308, Campbell River.

UTILITY TRAILERS

2004 CHEVY Impala. 4 door. 3.8 litre. Great shape. Clean 171,000km. Asking $4000. 250-830-8351.

2015 UTILITY Trailer, 5x8 closed. Includes new spare, jack & security locks. $2200. obo. Call (250)871-8334 (h), 778-960-3201 (c) Courtenay.

MARINE MARINE ACCESSORIES 2005-FORD FOCUS ZXWSES wagon. Excellent condtion. Red with leather heated seats, sunroof etc.145,000 km.$4950.00.250-926-0617.

1 VOLVO 270 Outboard leg with steering. For parts. $175. O.B.O. 250-923-3195. Campbell River

SPORTS & IMPORTS 2 AQUA Power Heat Exchangers to fit inboard (289302-351) cu in. Ford Windsor motor. $175 for pair. O.B.O. 250-923-3195. In Campbell River. 1990 HONDA grey, 2.2 litre 4 tires 70% tread AC, Sony CD door locks and ing rear seat. 250-218-9939.

Accord, dark cylinder, winter left, automatic, player, power windows, fold$900. Phone

BOATS 1977 SAILBOAT 25’ BayFieldsee at the Comox Marina. Estate Sale. $3500, obo. Call (250)339-2158.

CARRIER ROUTES AVAILABLE



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Film explores the origins of L’Arche L’Arche Comox Valley is hosting a new film  Love & Belonging.    It will be shown at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College on Friday March 13 at 7 p.m.  Following the film, there will be a question and answer session.  In this 45-minute film, Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, shares his memories of the early days of L´Arche and spiritual insights  about peace making and the plan for humanity. In 1964, distressed by the

institutionalization and isolation of people with developmental disabilities, Jean Vanier founded what has today become an international organization of communities in 40 countries. These communities are dedicated to creating environments where people with disabilities can achieve their full potential and contribute their talents and gifts to those around them.  He called these communities  L’Arche – the French word meaning “The Ark” – to promote the inclusion of people with devel-

opmental disabilities into the daily life of communities. This film includes excerpts from a film made only three years after the founding of the first L’Arche community in 1964. The music is supplied by current residents and assistants of the first L’Arche community at Trosly-Breuil in France. It is a beautiful and inspiring film providing both a history and a meditation on a rich and rewarding spiritual adventure. It was made to coincide with L’Arche’s 50 year cel-

ebrations. L’Arche Comox Valley celebrates its 15 year anniversary on March 16. Admission is by donation. L’Arche Comox Valley is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise $800,000 to expand the services they can offer in the Valley by building a multi-purpose facility with residential units, a larger Outreach and Creative Art Centre and offices. Come out and learn about L’Arche’s vision and history. For more information, call L’Arche Comox Valley at 250334-8320.

Quality time for fathers and daughters at Butterfly Ball A special fundraising father/daughter ball is being planned for the Comox Valley. Girls in gowns, dance lessons with dads, and a decadent dessert buffet — these are just a few of the surprises in store for those attending The Butterfly Ball, a new event coming to the Comox Valley, presented by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Set for June 20 at Crown Isle Resort, this enchanting evening (4:30-9:30 p.m.) includes a dinner, dance, and entertainment that celebrates and strengthens the special relationship between fathers and daughters. The event also provides an opportunity for parents to talk to their children about philanthropy — funds raised at The Butterfly Ball Comox Valley will support Jeneece Place, the home away from home for families travelling to Victoria for their child’s medical care. “Since Jeneece Place opened in January 2012, over 730 families have stayed at the house,” says Linda

Dads can spend an evening dining and dancing with their daughters in the Support of Jeneece Place. Photo by Melanie Seal-Jones Hughes, president and CEO of Children’s Health Foundation. “Around 94 per cent of those families have come from the Island and Gulf Islands, including 60 families from the Comox Valley. The Butterfly Ball Comox Valley

will be a wonderful opportunity to support families from the central and north Island who must travel to Victoria for medical care.” The Butterfly Ball Comox Valley will be modelled after the successful event of the

same name in Victoria, which is now in its seventh year. Tickets for the event are $225 per father/daughter couple. For more information, contact Anita at 250-702-6131 or anita.brassard@viha.ca

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Comox United Church and the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship have been sponsoring a six-session course on The Climate Change Era. The sixth and final session is entitled Facing the Climate Change Era In the Comox Valley: The Inner Journey. It will take place on Thursday evening, March 5, from 7-9 p.m. in the main hall of Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive in Comox. Admission by donation.

The recent news that more than a dozen coal leases covering a third of the Comox Valley have been issued by the provincial government certainly has a way of focusing our attention. It seems that we are “under development” by outside interests intent on turning us into Appalachia North. We need a development strategy. Over the years there have been a number of them put down on paper. Unfor-

tunately, despite the best of intentions of many people, most of them remained on paper. They ran into the head winds of economic priorities and rigid political ideologies. And none of them were equipped to deal with the new reality—climate change that is changing everything. We need a very different approach to development, one that will engage and motivate us local citizens to take back control of our Valley.

We need an approach based upon a set of moral and ethical principles and practical approaches that will create a mutually enhancing relationship between ourselves and the valley itself. This involves an inner spiritual journey; the subject of this final session. The session will be led by Mike Bell. He has MA degrees in communications and theology. FMI contact Mike at 250-890-3671.

Comox Valley Community Youth Award call for nominations Do you know a youth aged 14-18 who volunteers or is actively involved in the Comox Valley community? Do they show integrity and character? Do you feel their

effort is acknowledged? The North Island College second year social services students want to reward youth involved in the community for their efforts. Do

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recognised for the award. Email nominations to: cvcommunityyouthaward2015@gmail.com Nominations must be in by April 7.

Crimestoppers will pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in criminal activities in the Comox Valley.

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Career speed dating evening offered for parents and students Studies show that parents are the number-one source for career guidance. But where will you get the information to share with your child? Where do you begin? To help you and your child, the School District 71 Career Department would like to offer you an interactive evening of ‘Career Speed Dating’ on Tuesday March 10 at Mark Isfeld Secondary School. The evening is open for parents, and students in Grades 8 to 11. You will be encouraged to move around to three different career areas and hear from someone in that field, about what they do, what schooling is required and other relevant information about their career. There will also be an opportunity to ask them questions you would like answered. Careers we will be presenting will be from the following areas: business, health and human service, trades and technology, science and applied science, tourism, hospitality and foods, fitness and recreation, fine arts, design and media.

At this event we will be sharing information about our very popular dual credit and ACE-IT programs. We have invited a few students, who are attending dual credit courses such as fine arts, psychology and English at NIC while still in Grade 12 to join us and to share their experiences with you. As well, we will have students who are involved in ACE-IT auto service technician, carpentry, welding, cook, plumbing and electrical programs. Our Work Experience co-ordinators will also be available to answer any questions and to provide you with information on the services they can offer your child. To pre-register, please call your school Work Experience office: Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School/ NIDES/Alternate schools 250-3344628. Highland Secondary School 250339-3617. G.P. Vanier Secondary School 250338-2110. Pre-registered attendees will be entered for a prize, winners to be announced during the event.

COMOX VALLEY WORSHIP DIRECTORY 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 Saturday Worship 5:00 pm Email: cxunited@telus.net Rev. Maggie Enwright October to May

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

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Rev. Maggie Enwright Email: cxunited@telus.net

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

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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

Val 250-338-7727 (office)

ECKANKAR

ECK Worship Service

Eckankar: 2nd Sunday 11:00 am Community HU Song Contact: 250-331-9338 www.eckankar.org

LUTHERAN Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

Jim Lyster, Rector 218 Church St., Comox • 250-339-2925 5:40 Express Contemporary Worship SUNDAY

8:00 am & 10:00 am Worship www.stpeterscomox.ca

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100 Years of Ministry in the Comox Valley 8:30 am and 10:00 am WEDNESDAY SERVICE 10:00 am

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living hope

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“A place for you: John 14:2

10 am Sunday Worship

Sunday 10:30am

Minister: Rev. Jenn Geddes

World Day of Prayer Service

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process. We decided to answer every question, both technically and in our application." Snyder acknowledges all who have voiced concerns and opposition to the mine over the past five-plus years. "From writing letters, going to rallies, supporting our CoalWatch fundraising dinners, and placing lawn signs, please know that your efforts have made a difference,” he said. Up to date information is available at coalwatch.ca. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

tering Prayer can lead to a more present and positive engagement with daily life. There is no fee and registration is at the door. St. John the Divine is located in Courtenay at 579 5th Street. For more information call 250871-1540 or 250-890-3671.

1551 Lerwick Road, Courtenay

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(Old Fish and Game Building)

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from Sylvan Lake, Alberta: Saturday, March 14th, 7:00 pm & Sunday, March 15th – 11:00 am & 7:00 pm Andrew O’Connell from Victoria Youth Revivalist with a “Heart of Fire” for the Lord Sunday March 22nd – 7:00pm

2946 Kilpatrick Avenue • 250-338-1312

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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

6th & Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay Phone: 250-334-4961 Sunday Service: 10:30am Minister: Rev. Ryan Slifka

2201 Robert Lang Drive

Prophetic Weekend with Cathryn Nash

(September to June)

250 Beach Drive, Comox

Sunday Celebration Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

Sunday 11am & 7pm

We Meet Every Sunday at 4:00

St. George’s United Church

10:30 am

Christian Fellowship

(March 8)

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

...is excited to host the following speakers:

Free Centering Prayer workshop being offered

10am Sundays Mark R. Isfeld School

Friday Mar. 6 at 3:30 pm Full Wheelchair Access

Photo by Scott Stanfield

Worship Services

Services

Coal: Community acknowledged for input

The Church of St. John the Divine will be hosting an introduction to Centering Prayer on March 14 from 1-3 p.m. In this workshop, you will learn about the practice and also have an opportunity to experience it. Local practitioners will share how Cen-

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

SUNDAY SERVICE

SATURDAY

Spirit in Practice with the Women’s Spirit Circle

Community Church

St. John the Divine

St. Peter

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

Comox Valley

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Comox Recreation 1855 Noel Ave

A huge garage sale style fundraiser was held over the weekend to raise money for Baby Grant and the Weaver family. Seven-month-old Baby Grant was rescued from the Puntledge River on Jan. 30 and continues his rehabilitation at Sunny Hill Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. The garage sale raised in excess of $3,100.

Continued from Page A1 He also notes ill-perceived issues about dust in Port Alberni, where coal would be stored and shipped. Ellis said the mine will be developed in an environmentally friendly manner. "We spent more than $20 million on this. We still want to see an answer there." As for Snyder's claim about social licence, Ellis feels no such thing exists. "If you talk about social responsibility, then I think we are. That's why it's taking so long to get through the EA (Environmental Assessment)

www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041…†250.702.0574 www.courtenaybahai.org

Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

Lewis Centre

2nd Sunday 11:00 am

It’s the Fast – a 19-day period when Bahá’ís fast between sunrise and sunset to prepare spiritually for the coming year. ~~~ “We have enjoined upon you fasting during a brief period…” Bahá’u’lláh

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Transforming Your Life with The Sacred Word “Hu”

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“The Church with a heart in the heart of the city.”

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Farmers’ Market named best in B.C.

water buffalo. And locally harvested sea salt to hempscream. There is always something unique and special to the Valley.” Liquor vendors have added a fun new element to the market, Brown added.

Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market is among the best in B.C., according to the provincial body that supports local food producers and markets. It was named Best Large Market of the Year (61-plus vendors per week) at the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets AGM last month in Cowichan Bay. Rossland Mountain Market won the small category (six to 20 vendors) and Armstrong Farmers’ Market won for medium sizes (21 to 60 vendors). This was the local market's first win at the annual Farmers’ Market Awards. Last year, it was nominated for market, vendor and manager of the year. “It’s really the diversity and innovation

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Coach to reveal secrets of success For years, the world’s most innovative organizations have used executive coaching to enhance organizational effectiveness, increase profits and productivity, foster staff engagement and interpersonal communication, and realize their vision, aspirations and goals. This month, local professionals will have the opportunity to discover what the Fortune 500 set have known all along – how proven coaching techniques can take their organizations from mere success to thriving excellence. On Friday, March 13, executive coach and licensed facilitator Mary Crowley will present an interactive coaching workshop entitled Coaching Out of the Box at North Island College. The full-day workshop is

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Mary Crowley, right, shows fellow professional coach Jeanie Paterson some of the resources that complement Coaching Out of the Box workshops at NIC. Photo Submitted designed for leaders, business owners, managers, board members, and anyone who wants to discover and maximize their professional and personal potential. “Coaching Out of the Box incorporates foundational coaching skills as a tool for achieving top performance from

both yourself and those around you,” Crowley said. “Coaching is one of the most effective ways to deal more creatively and effectively with business or personal challenges. “ The workshop will focus on the 5/5/5 framework model, which involves five

core coaching skills, a five-step coaching process and five guiding principles that support effective coaching. “Coaching is about enhancing communication, building trust, leveraging strengths and achieving results that foster empowerment and overall effectiveness,” says Crowley. “If you feel like you or your organization has reached a plateau, or you want to attract more momentum and success in life, then using a coaching approach can effectively assist you in getting there.” The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a take-away workbook and other resources. Register early as space is limited. Call 250-334-5000. Contact Crowley at 250-702-4592 or marycrowley@telus.net.

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