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Phyllis Capes’s legacy lives on Barbara Biley (Marxist-Leninist), John Duncan (Conservative), Glenn Sollitt (Green, fourth from left), Carrie Powell-Davidson (Liberal), and Gord Johns (NDP), were all on hand to answer a series of seven questions relative to the local riding. Andrew Gower (third from left) moderated the PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK debate.

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More than 500 people packed the Sid Williams Theatre on Monday evening for the Courtenay-Alberni All Candidates Forum. John Duncan (Conservative), Gord Johns (NDP), Carrie Powell-Davidson (Liberal), Glenn Sollitt (Green) and Barbara Biley (Marxist-Leninist) were all on hand to answer a series of seven questions relative to the local riding. The audience was respectful for the most part, although moderator Andrew Gower did have to remind those in attendance of protocol, when some jeering erupted after Duncan’s opening remarks. The first question related to First Nations, and candidates were asked how they plan on assisting and advocating for First Nations within the

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riding. Biley opened by saying she assisted with the Walking With Our Sisters art installation (commemorating the 1,181 murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada) that came to the Comox Valley this summer and while she supports a full inquiry into the missing women, more must be done. “We need, in Canada, a renewed constitution to establish nation-tonation relations between the federal government and First Nations. We need redress for … all the crimes committed against First Nations since the founding of Canada and it can’t be just

a matter of an apology and then the same thing goes on, day after day.” Duncan said his relationship with the FN groups is solid and he will continue to support and advocate on their behalf. “The priority of the band can very readily become my priority, too.” As for the missing and murdered aboriginal women, he said statistics show that the solve rate for missing and murdered aboriginal women is the same as the solve rate for non-aboriginals. Duncan said it is a societal issue, not only a FN issue, and the solution is to “catch the bad guys,” as opposed to establishing an inquiry. Powell-Davidson disagreed and said the Liberal Party is committed to an inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal women. Continued on Page 10

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Shore clean-up at Simms Park The annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event is happening, and in Courtenay, Project Watershed will once again be undertaking a clean-up of the Simms Park waterways. The work party will take place on Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. - noon, at which time a tally-up will be done and refreshments provided for participants. For further details and registration, visit bit.ly/1Q1TDob “We again will have mutual assistance from the Comox Valley Nature folks – many hands make light work,” said Bill Heidrick, Project Watershed director and chair of the education and outreach committee. Everyone is welcome. Bring gloves and appropriate footwear and your enthusiasm to create a cleaner, healthier environment. For more information about this event, contact Project Watershed at 250-703-2871 or email: ad.projectwatershed@gmail.com

Fatal MVA involving motorbike Highway 19A in Royston was closed for several hours Tuesday night due to a fatal motorcycle crash. Around 7 p.m., media reports indicate a motorcyclist appears to have crossed the centre line, clipped a truck and ended up under a car. The motorcyclist died at the scene. RCMP add more information about the incident will be coming later this week.

■ Pumpkins abound Seven-year-old Aurora Garvey has plenty of pumpkins to choose from during a visit to Shamrock Farm on Saturday. The Pumpkin Patch at Shamrock Farm is now open for its 22nd year, daily throughout the month of October. Pumpkin sizes range from mini one-pound Baby Boo pumpkins to hefty 200-pound Atlantic Giants. There is also a corn maze, a haunted Photo by Terry Farrell barn and livestock, including goats and African geese.

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Valley lawyer wins prestigious indigenous professionals award ■ Erin Haluschak erin.haluschak @comoxvalleyrecord.com

A former G.P. Vanier grad and chief negotiator for the K’ómoks First Nation is receiving the highest honour the indigenous community bestows upon its own achievers. Born in the Comox Valley, Mark Stevenson’s work in truth and justice for indigenous people is what made him one of the recipients for the Indspire Awards, to be held in Vancouver in early 2016. “It’s very humbling to be a part of (the awards),” said Stevenson from his law office in Victoria. “From the aboriginal community, it’s the highest award that the community is involved in.” The awards were created in 1993 in conjunction with

the United Nation’s International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. They recognize indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. With a background in constitutional law, Stevenson began working for the Privy Council in Ottawa in 1982, focusing on indigenous constitution matters. He was the chief treaty negotiator with the Government of British Columbia for seven years and part of the team for the Charlottetown Accord. He has also negotiated a wide variety of agreements on behalf of Indigenous People including oil, gas and mineral revenue sharing agreements, pipeline, forestry and impact benefit agreements linked with hydro mega-projects. Stevenson is also the founding director

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and past president of the Indigenous Bar Association and the founding director and former chair of the Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto. In 2009, he received the Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel designation from the Indigenous Bar Association for his work. He noted coming from a Metis family originally from Alberta, aboriginal issues - whether it is Inuit, Indian or Metis - are a constant in his life. “There is an unfair-

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In 1875, the Railway Act expropriated a large portion of KFN traditional territory and the land grant was completed without acknowledgment of their right or title to tradition territory, and failed to compensate KFN. A lot of the land was given away to the mining and logging industries, added Stevenson.

“(Because of that) there is now a shortage of land and timber owned by the Crown and water too because BC Hydro has a lot of it. “This makes a very big difference (in

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Ramona Johnson frequently runs into former acquaintances at the I-Hos Gallery. A recent visitor, for instance, turned out to be a classmate from her days as a kindergarten student in the Comox Valley. Johnson has managed the award-winning gallery since it opened 20 years ago on Dyke Road at the K’ómoks First Nation village. The gallery — which includes a collection of Northwest Coast artwork by numerous First Nations artists — has been honoured by the B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards, Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia and the Chamber of Commerce. Trip Advisor has listed the gallery at number seven on the top 20 list of things to do in the Comox Valley. I-Hos attracts visitors from around the world, especially in recent years with the “click and buy” luxury of online technology. “Sales on our website are much higher than when we started,” Johnson said. “We’ve had people in from Scotland, from England, from Australia. That’s all just this week. And it’s slow time. They’re all visiting family and friends here.” Recently, she hosted her first tour from China. But perhaps the most enjoyable

aspect of working at the gallery is dealing with parents who have purchased graduation gifts for their children. “And now their kids are coming in with their new families and new lives, and they’re buying artwork for their homes or their office, and showing me the graduation gift they received.” After growing up in the Valley, Johnson (née Billie) had lived in Calgary and Toronto (where she worked at the CN Tower) before taking resort management at North Island College. “Tourism is the area I chose and I’ve been in it for probably 25 years.” Johnson jokes about the perks that come with age, such as free cable. “You’re first in line. The older you get the more you get…I’m an elder in our reserve now.” Johnson had worked a couple years at a floating fishing resort in the Tofino-Ucluelet area before managing I-Hos. She had also worked at Mount Washington. While at NIC, she wrote a report which said she wanted to work in a native art gallery that promotes First Nations people. “And that’s exactly what I ended up doing,” she said. Johnson volunteers time at Vancouver Island MusicFest and the Child Development Association telethon. She also busied herself the last couple years helping co-ordinate the Walking With Our Sisters memorial exhibit that honours missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.

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he irony, as they say, is delicious. This week, the BC Liberals introduced to the legislature Bill 34, which aims to proclaim the first Wednesday in March as “Red Tape Reduction Day.” Yes, really. The goal, one assumes, is a relatively simple one – to eliminate excess paper work, delays and other unnecessary road blocks that only serve to hold up the otherwise good and important work done by the provincial government. Of course, we are left to make that assumption on our own, as the actual wording of the proclamation itself – just a few short expository paragraphs – provides little in the way of useful information. What is the end goal of such a day? What exact measures will be taken to achieve said goals? Who, exactly, will benefit? And how? In the spirit of the bill itself, at least it’s succinct. However, a few more words would go a long way toward explaining what, exactly, the point of it is, because on the surface it seems to be nothing more than parody – an unnecessary procedure that passes a law celebrating the reduction of unnecessary procedures. Red-tape reduction was addressed by Premier Christy Clark during a throne speech earlier this year. It was made a priority at that time, and responsibilities dumped on the lap of new minister of small business, Coralee Oakes. And now here they are, talking about it again without substance. Seems redundant, no? Critics – opposition politicians and citizens, alike – were quick to jump on the absurdity of it all, making comparisons to everything from Monty Python to The Simpsons, while wondering if it was a story culled from The Onion, the satirical online newspaper. Had such a bill been passed on a larger stage, by a bigger government, it would likely be the lead item on any number of late-night television monologues. But potshots aside, the bill itself seems meaningless – nothing more than an empty gesture aimed to make the government appear pro-active and forward thinking, while accomplishing nothing. You know, the usual red tape.

60 in 60

Our friends will attest to the fact that nearly everything my wife and I do, we do as a team. This summer, as a team, we broke the bathroom scale. Erica and I have embraced the Island lifestyle… particularly the menus. Well, the party, as it is, is over. It’s not that Erica and I are inactive. Quite the contrary, in fact. With two dogs, we have no choice but to be active. We have a daily walking routine, and I get out golfing at least once a week (which, contrary to the belief that golf is not exercise, constitutes a 15-20 km walk in itself). It’s not a lack of exercise that is hurting us; it’s a lack of discipline. For me, it’s sweets. My coworkers can attest to that. Rarely will you find my desk devoid of chocolate, jelly beans, or doughnuts. Erica confesses that her weakness is the late-night snack; more out of boredom than anything. Her workdays start later than mine, so I am usually first to bed. When left alone, just her and the food channel, there’s usually a plate of cheese and crackers that finds its way to the TV room. Soda is another weakness, for

larly, if you care for a weekly update. We will tell you our accomplishments, confess our cheating, and give regular updates regarding the weight being lost. We also urge anyone else who has considered doing something about their weight but needs that first push to join us on the journey. We even have an email address, farrell60in60@gmail.com, if you are a couple looking to do the same and you want some added motivation. Maybe the four of us can get together for a glass of water and an unsalted cracker sometime. For Erica and I, the formula will be simple. Our diets won’t change, inasmuch as our daily meals are concerned. It will be simply removing the stagnant sugars and the late-night snacks. No more jelly beans. No more midnight brownies and ice cream. And we will switch to calorie-free soda. Oh, and no alcohol during the week. From an exercise standpoint, we will increase our daily calorie burn. I will start running again. We will find a gym we are comfortable going to, and get winter memberships. With a lot of hard work, we will both be back to our “pre-Island” forms by the beginning of summer 2016. Just in time for the beach season. Next year, I won’t be embarrassed to take off my shirt.

Terry Farrell is the editor of the Comox Valley Record. At last report, Erica Farrell was his wife. She hasn’t seen this column yet.

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both of us. There is always Pepsi in the house, and a look at the empties in the garage tells us that there is always a lot of Pepsi in the house. Which brings me to my third weakness: beer. I’ve acquired quite a palate for craft beers. It’s not that I drink a lot at once, but even one with a meal accounts for a six-pack a week. (There are a lot of weeks being stored in our garage.) So we have decided to take a journey together. A journey to the back of our walk-in closet - to the clothes we haven’t worn since our arrival to the Comox Valley. I’ve tried a couple of those pairs of pants. I am still trying to find out who is responsible for shrinking them. Alas, the pants don’t lie. It wasn’t long ago that I fit into everything in my closet. I can’t speak for Erica in this regard, but I purged my closet before we moved, so I know those pants were still relevant, 18 months ago. At any rate, Erica and I have made a commitment. We plan on losing 60 pounds (combined) in the next 60 weeks (concurrent). And, we figure, it will be harder to stray if we are accountable to you, the readers. So we invite you to take the journey with us. Throughout the winter, we will be giving monthly updates in a special “60 in 60” column. We will also set up a blog on The Record website (comoxvalleyrecord. com), where we will post more regu-

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Capital plan addresses Comox traffic issues

Dear editor, Recent letters from Sharon Daly and J. Cates regarding traffic concerns at Glacier View Drive and Rodello have not taken into consideration that the five-year capital plan adopted by Comox council includes design and construction of two new roundabouts at these locations. Subject to funding being available from development cost charges,  these will be built over the course of the next five years, starting with the one at Rodello in 2017, in order to address the concerns raised in these letters, and in order with recommendations of the 2011 Traffic Study. Paul Ives Mayor of Comox

Consider Diefenbaker’s words when voting

Dear editor, I ran across a quote by then Canadian Progressive Conservative Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, from the Bill of Rights, July 1, 1960 and it struck a chord with me. It states: “I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think is right, free to oppose what I think is wrong, and free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all humankind.” I believe most Canadians would endorse this succinct statement, regardless of their political leanings. If you are one of those Canadians, I suggest using this Canadian Bill of Rights statement as a final qualifying measuring stick comparing political parties and candidate choices come Oct. 19. To be sure, party platforms and individual candidates’ qualifications and character need to be paramount in one’s decision making when casting a ballot. Sometimes though, citizens can be torn due to complex choices of candidates and party platforms. I hear many who confess they have problems with some of the platforms the party they are leaning towards supports and/or like the character of a candidate better from a party whose platforms the same voter does not always agree with. In the end we are electing

a Member of Parliament to represent us in our riding. If clarity has escaped you thus far after considering all of the above, I suggest reflecting on Mr. Diefenbaker’s wise words. In doing so, Canadians will be supporting a democratic Canada and the Canada our veterans fought to preserve. And, thanks to all candidates who are running for election. Without you, there would be no democracy! Hugh MacKinnon Comox

We mustn’t risk our political stability

Dear editor, As it stands with the polls showing approximately 30 per cent support for each party (of the three main parties), I can’t help but be seriously concerned about our country’s political condition. It is my understanding that the main reason why we are in this situation is a growing dissatisfaction with our current leader Stephen Harper’s personal style of being the commander in chief.  I recall, Stephen Harper was begged to rescue the conservative movement. In order to do this he left a good job and took the helm to do things different. He did, and more or less bossed around the newly formed party in the political arena for the last 11 years. His personal style was accepted but not “loved.” This showed clearly when election time came around.  However, only four years ago the Conservative party with Stephen Harper “the bully” still at the helm was given a clear mandate to do it the Conservative way, his way. That was then, but now only four years later the balance sheet seems to topple “The Boss” from its firm foundation.  So here is my question: are the sins of our present Prime Minister that tainted his last four years of reign so bad that as a nation we are going to take the risk of a bounce back situation that will leave our political state of affairs in a problematic, testing situation? Four years ago the world looked much less violent as it is today. We are one of the largest countries in the world, yet our influence is minimal, therefore we should be united and not risk our political stability because of personal dissatisfaction, but keep our common ground intact and

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Is it an EI fund, or balanced budget fund?

Dear editor, The Conservatives, once more, snuck another $1.8 billion out of the Employment Insurance Fund this year to help balance the budget. Since the contributions to this fund come solely from employers and employees, why is the government putting it into general revenue? A working couple can pay as much as $4,200 a year in EI premiums yet the Harper government not only steals from the fund but has cut benefit periods, increased premiums 28 per cent in just three years and has cut back staffing, causing a huge backlog in claims. By 2017, if re-elected, Harper’s Conservatives will have taken $14.4 billion from the EI fund, money that should rightly go to unemployed Canadians who have paid into the Employment Insurance Fund. It seems more underhanded than fiscally responsible. L. Krainer Courtenay

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Dear editor, Once again the Comox Regional District is involved in a scandal. One engineering company put in a bid of approximately $63,000 to do the water study for the Comox Valley – not accepted by our elected leaders. No, they chose to go with another firm for the cost of $381,000. Boy, they sure like to spend our money. Common sense zero, stupidity 10. They can save all the money by not allowing logging above or along Comox Lake. Easy. Sensible. Logical. Too bad this seems to be in short supply. Why do we keep electing people who have no respect for taxpayers ? A short while ago we had the same nonsense take place over garbage pickup. SunCoast was the lowest bidder but were refused the contract. The idea of bids is to get the same service for the lowest cost, not the same service for the highest. Once again common sense is missing. Mike Lazare Black Creek

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Packed theatre hears Courtenay-Alberni candidates Continued from Page 1 From a local standpoint, she said she has already begun to form relationships with the First Nations communities in the riding and she plans to continue. “At the local level, that is my plan going forward - to build those relationships and work together and have that respectful dialogue.” Sollitt said that the Green Party supports a national inquiry, and locally, he would champion regular meetings with local First Nations groups (along with the other levels of government) to guarantee firsthand understanding of their issues. Johns said the NDP favours an enquiry but said the only way to resolve the FN issues is to address the basics. “Chasing criminals is not a strategy in this instance – it’s about finding the root causes to the problems.” He added that the current system is failing. “I’ve seen firsthand the Conservative policies and how it is affecting (FN communities) and how it is not working. We are going to choose to empower First Nations people, instead of mismanaging poverty.

Veterans

Veterans issues were next on the agenda. “The way our veterans have been treated in this country over the past few years is inexcusable,” said Powell-Davidson. She said a Liberal government would be committed to providing $80 million per year for post-military re-training education purposes, would re-open all nine Veterans Affairs offices and open two new centres, including one specializing in post traumatic stress dis-

order (PTSD). Sollitt said the Greens would re-open the offices, get rid of the lump-sum payments, and treat all vets equally, regarding pension size. Biley said it is important to reverse all the cuts that have been made over the past 10 years. Johns stressed the NDP’s plan to invest more than $450 million into veterans’ services. Duncan backed his party’s record with veterans, saying “since 1997 things have gotten better, much better. “We have not cut funding for Veterans Affairs. As a matter of fact, the number of veterans has decreased, spending has gone up and we are now spending 35 per cent more per veteran.”

“I can assure you that Mr. Trudeau is very committed to having free voice in Ottawa for his party members. I will take your voice to Ottawa.” Duncan said it was “a heck of a question to ask of the party whip. On government business, I will always support the government.” He added that on private members bills, records show the Conservatives have the “free-est” voting among any party. Sollitt pointed out that the Green Party is the only one without a party whip, so he has no one to dictate how he votes. “I absolutely will represent my constituents. I will not be told by anyone how to vote.”

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Gower then asked the candidates whether they would ever consider voting against party policy in the greater interest of their constituents. Johns acknowledged the NDP reputation of voting united, as a single voice, but said he would not be deterred. “You are my priority,” said Johns. “I have proven … that I will stand up for my community first.” Biley said the problem lies with Canada having an antiquated electoral system. “Why is it that we have a political system where we elect a representative of a political party? We should be electing representatives of ourselves. We should be electing our peers. We should be voting to empower ourselves, not political parties.” Powell-Davidson said when she first considered running as a Liberal, that was one of the first issues she looked into.

Duncan said the federal Conservatives have done “a lot of things” regarding housing affordability. He notes home ownership in Canada, for the first time, is higher than it is in the U.S. Over the next decade, he says government has a mission to create 700,000 new homeowners. But Johns is not seeing a lot of projects in the works without a national housing strategy — something that was championed by former federal NDP leader Jack Layton. “We will bring that forward,” Johns said. “We will be building 10,000 affordable housing units. It (strategy) needs federal leadership.” Powell-Davidson also feels a better partner is needed at the local level. She says the Liberals will run a small deficit over the next three years while investing hugely in infrastructure.

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“That includes housing,” she said. “We have so many seniors…But what we really have a problem with is homelessness. We need to have a partner. We need to have transitional housing with all the services that come along with that. Housing is not a problem, it’s a solution, and that’s what we’re committed to working on.” Sollitt said the Greens want to invest $800 million a year for infrastructure, particularly in respect to First Nations for housing and fresh water. Another idea is an infrastructure bank to finance underfunded municipalities. Biley says the Tories claim more money has been invested in infrastructure and seniors housing. But she says all of that money is going to private operators which reduce staff, flip contracts, and hire temporary foreign and low-paid workers who need two or three jobs to survive. “The care that seniors is provided with is no longer government’s responsibility,” Biley said. “That’s an unacceptable situation.”

Economy

In terms of developing the local economy, Biley suggests changing direction to develop resources domestically instead of exporting raw logs. Duncan said there are sawmills on Vancouver Island, and that the forest industry is seeking labourers because they can’t find them. “I can tell you that the forest sector is on its way back,” he said. “The industry is now profitable again…We have innovation going on in mills as close as Port Alberni.” Johns says raw log exports have gone up tenfold on the Island over the past decade. “I haven’t seen a lot of Help Wanted signs in Port Alberni,” he said. “Unemployment is extremely high there. A third of the children are living in poverty. They’re desperate…We need to diversify our economy.” Powell-Davidson concurs and advocates investing in manufacturing, sciences, technology and entrepreneurism. “We obviously need to bring jobs back home,” Sollitt said, noting the Greens want to set up a Canadian Sustainable Generations fund to fuel a quicker transition from a hydro carbon-based economy to something more sustainable. The party also advocates increasing tax on large corporations from 15 to 19 per cent while lowering small business tax to nine per cent.

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Johns suggests we cannot have an economy or healthy communities without a healthy environment. “Climate change is going to cost us a lot of money if we don’t get on top of it,” he said. Biley said we need to restore the situation where science is used to decide public policy, as opposed to public policy being used to muzzle scientists. Duncan is not sure where this narrative (muzzling of scientists) originates, but refutes it when he hears it. He says the Tories have grown the economy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. He also notes aquaculture practices that are recognized throughout the world. In addition, Duncan said 91 per cent of DFO requests have been addressed by scientists.

Coast Guard issues

As for the pending closure of the Comox Coast Guard station, Duncan said the four major coastal stations and one in Vancouver are being centralized in Prince Rupert and Victoria without any job loss. The rationale is efficiency, in terms of software development and better technology. Biley pointed out the Victoria station would be evacuated under a tsunami warning. “I don’t mind a lack of (fiscal) efficiency when it comes to keeping our boats and boaters safe,” Sollitt said. “We would advocate to keep the local facility. We would re-open the Kitsilano facility. I think as local as we can possibly attain our services the better off we are.” “I’m mad as heck, and I hope you are too,” Powell-Davidson said. “We’re surrounded by water. How dare our government take away those facilities that protect us.” Johns said the NDP would restore cuts to the Coast Guard. “The whole thing’s been a complete boondoggle,” he said.

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Established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Fire Prevention Week is observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which Oct. 9 falls - the day in which the Chicago fire did most of its damage. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record, and officially began in 1922. The theme this year is: Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm! In accordance with the week for readers of The Record, here is an overview of the various volunteer fire departments within the Comox Valley region:

Fanny Bay Fire Department

Comox Fire Department

Comox Fire Rescue is committed to protecting life, property and businesses from the effects of fire and disasters. Comox Fire Rescue will also assist with medical emergencies whenever called upon. They are staffed by five full-time (Chief Gord Schreiner) and 45 paidon-call employees. Comox Fire Rescue operates the Comox Fire Training Centre which includes two training towers, a live fire training centre and a cold smoke building. The design of the centre allows for a variety of complex scenarios allowing firefighters and fire officers to hone their skills. For more information or to volunteer, call 250-339-2432 or email firehall@ comox.ca.

Courtenay Fire Department

The Courtenay Fire Department provides fire prevention, suppression and rescue services to the residents of Courtenay and contracted areas. Established in 1915, the Courtenay Fire Department is celebrating its centennial in 2015. The community is served by six career (Chief Don Bardonnex) and 48 volunteer firefighters responding to both

Members of the Comox Fire Department train at their training centre which includes two towers, a live fire training centre and a cold smoke building. Here, they are practising their skills on a car fire. There are seven volunteer fire PHOTO BY erin haluschak departments in the Comox Valley.  emergency and non-emergency calls. The Courtenay Fire Department members train an average of more than 100 hours a year. The department’s apparatus fleet includes three fire engines, one aerial ladder truck, on rescue truck and a water tanker. For more information or to volunteer, call 250-897-1361 or email fire@courtenay.ca.

outdoor burning permits for yard waste fires, campfires and industrial fires and fireworks permits. Cumberland Fire Rescue also co-ordinates the Village’s emergency program. For more information or to volunteer, call 250-336-2531.

Cumberland Fire Department

Following several serious fires, including a fatality in the mid-1970s, a dedicated group of local citizens worked with the Comox Strathcona Regional District to establish a volunteer fire department in 1976. The Oyster River Volunteer Fire/ Rescue Association provides fire protection, rescue, extrication from motor vehicle accidents

Cumberland Fire Rescue provides fire prevention and protection services to the residents of Cumberland with a volunteer department with 22 actives members (Chief Mike Williamson) and four junior members. The department also issues

Oyster River Fire Department

and emergency first responder services in the Black Creek, Oyster Bay and York Road areas. The department operates out of a hall on Catherwood Road with three double bays, two pumpers, a 14,000 litre tandem tanker and a rescue truck. They have 36 volunteers (Chief Bruce Green) and respond to more than 200 emergency calls each year. For more information or to volunteer, call 250-3378121 or visit oysterriverfire.ca.

Union Bay Fire Department

The Union Bay Fire Rescue is committed to providing professional, efficient and effective serves to all residents and visitors of Union Bay. Estab-

The Fanny Bay Fire Department has 14 volunteer members (Chief Mike Smith). They are located on Cougar Smith Road and department members are in attendance at the fire hall Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. and Tuesday night for training from 7 to 9 p.m. Members of the community are invited to attend at the fire hall for any fire-related issues during these times. The department encourages anyone interested in becoming a member to drop by the hall Mondays or Tuesdays, or call 250-3351011 or email fannybayfire@ gmail.com.

Ship’s Point Fire Department

In addition to fire service, the Ship’s Point Volunteer Fire Department also provides first responder serves for the area. The department currently has 22 members. To assist with manpower issues the department has also established a firefighter auxiliary, which is to appeal to members of the community who have expressed a desire to provide support and/ or assistance to the department without becoming a fully trained firefighter. The department holds regular practices every Tuesday. For more information or to volunteer, email Terry Hoffart at spvfd@shaw.ca.

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The next doubleheader at the Sid Williams Theatre (Oct. 16) will feature music from two of Canada’s most distinct geographical regions. Singer-songwriter Del Barber was born in rural Manitoba and still lives there. The Fortunate Ones are a pop-folk duo from Newfoundland. Barber’s latest album is titled Prairieography. What is it about the Prairies that leave a mark on its inhabitants, including a host of singer-songwriters? “I think there’s a sparseness to the landscape,” Barber replied in a phone interview from Manitoba. “We all live very close to it (the land), and are influenced by the economic realities of the landscape, which points toward agriculture.” Even Prairie cities such as Calgary, Winnipeg and Regina have close ties to manual labour, he commented. “It’s a place where you need your neighbours,” he said, adding that a harsh climate tends to influence songwriters. Recorded at Empire Recording in Winnipeg, his fourth album includes ambient sounds from combines

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and augers. Wanting an organic sound for Prairieography that’s true to the land, he recorded the reverb inside a 150-foot-high grain silo. “Trying to write songs about place, you want them to sound like that place somehow.” Barber sometimes tours with a band called the Profiteers, a deliberately ironic name because album sales have evaporated and touring is the only way musi-

cians can make a living, he noted. After a busy summer of performing at festivals, including the mammoth South By Southwest festival in Texas, Barber is back to playing halls and theatres. He doesn’t have a preference. “You never really know what you’re going to get, and that’s part of the magic of live music. Even if you do it every night for two months … there’s never a chance for you to be a robot. It’s always a ride.” Barber, winner of the fan-voted 2015 Sirius XM Indie Award for Folk/Roots Artist or Group of the Year, will perform solo Oct. 16 at the Sid Williams Theatre. “In the right venue, it’s a dynamic show. I tell stories and make people laugh. Solo is still where I’m most comfortable and most at ease with an audience.” He had good things to say about Andrew James O’Brien and Catherine Allan, also known as the Fortunate Ones with whom he will share the bill.

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“I know them really well. I did a tour with them during the winter of Newfoundland, where they’re from. They’re absolutely lovely, and they’re really great live.” Singer-guitarist O’Brien and singer-pianist-accordion player Allan have a reputation for wide-eyed energy and pragmatic optimism. The Fortunate Ones have been selected as winners of the inaugural Allan Slaight Juno Master Class. They earned a trip to Toronto for a week-long customized artist development program, and a trip to next year’s Juno Awards in Calgary. “Fortunate Ones are a rare gem. Two voices singing as one,” praises Great Big Sea singer Alan Doyle. Del Barber and the Fortunate Ones perform Oct. 16 as part of the Blue Circle Series at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. For details and tickets, visit sidwilliamstheatre. com, phone 250-338-2430 or visit the Sid box office at 442 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay.

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to 50 brushes per painting to ensure the purity of each colour, especially yellows, which turn to mud green very quickly. Lots of rags

are required to be constantly cleaning brushes and palettes.” Scott says autumn on Vancouver Island is the best time to be an artist, especially along the rivers and creeks. “The fall rains pounding on my metal roof signify the return of the salmon,” he says.  “The summer drought is over. Eagles, bears and fisherman congregate around the estuaries.   Colour is everywhere, the bigleaf maple, unique to the West Coast goes yellow, orange and red and yellow green.” When the blue sky reflects off the flat waters of the pools you have  blue completing the primary colours, for which Scott is known.   The show runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Local author shortlisted for national award Comox Valley’s bestselling author Katherine (Kate) Gibson is poised to become a winner of one of Canada’s most prestigious, and richest, book awards. Her most recent book, A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison (co-authored with Salt Spring author Margriet Ruurs) is one of five books chosen as finalists in the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, to be announced at a gala event in Toronto Nov. 18. The honour is awarded to the most distinguished children’s book of the year. A Brush Full of Colour is a beautiful picture

book biography, which includes a forward by Harrison himself, and is the only book for young readers written about Canada’s most famous artist of the Yukon. Harrison, who passed away in early 2015, was one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. In A Brush Full of Colour, readers learn how Harrison’s passion for learning saved him from a life in England’s coal mines and set him on a road of worldwide travel that led him to the incredible Yukon he had read about as a child. The story is illustrated with Harrison’s own drawings and paintings.

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Garford book launch, reading at library Janet Miller Special to The Record

The launch of Ray Garford’s memoir, “Two Goats, One Wife” will take place at the Courtenay Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Garford will read from the book and signed copies will be available for purchase. Why the title? “That’s easy,” Ray says, “that’s how much I paid for my wife. I got a good deal.” In 1985 Garford volunteered to go to the newly liberated Zimbabwe to teach in a country that had suddenly expanded the number of schools to accommodate over a million new students. Under the Smith regime the government had spent 34 times as much on educating minority white children, but in 1980 that all changed. CIDA’s Lois Perinbaum negotiated for Canada to send teachers, technical instructors and others on fixed-term contracts to help the fledgling democracy. Garford responded to a notice in the Canada Manpower office in Vancouver, and went under the auspices of

the World University Services of Canada (WUSC). Rural Zimbabwe was not only a long way away from home in terms of miles; his posting among the farms and mud huts was just as far in terms of comfort and familiarity. He had to hire a maid: it wasn’t optional, it was expected! It was a challenge to wash clothing for a variety of reasons, including insect life, so he began a journey into the lives of not only his colleagues and students but also his neighbours. Nine years later Garford returned to the Canadian west coast, and settled in the Comox Valley where he raised his two children. Garford was familiar to hundreds of Valley students as “the sub-

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SPORTS

Riptide keeps on rolling

Curves Comox members mastered Mudderella at Whistler and helped raise over $60,000 for the Canadian PHOTO submitted Breast Cancer Foundation.

Curves crew conquers mud Curves Comox members recently participated in Mudderella at Whistler. Mudderella is a team building mud obstacle course designed to challenge physically and mentally. It is also a fundraiser for local charities. Mudderella Whistler 2015 raised over $60,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Teams are encouraged to stay together, helping each other on the course, so that everyone completes the challenges. There were mud pits, trenches, balance beams, walls, crawling challenges and lots of hill climbing. Twelve Curves members trained for the event from May through SepThere were no tember, learnmajor injuries, just a ing to run 5km few sore muscles and and complete a series of exerscrapes and bruises. We are all proud of our cises such as push-ups, lungaccomplishments and es, jumping several members have squats etc. to build strength already committed to and endurance. attending the event The team next year. also maintained a minimum of three Curves workouts a week, including Jillian Michaels workouts. Of the 12 members, 10 participated on Sept. 26. The training paid off, and all 10 teammates finished the course. There were three other Curves members participating on different local teams, and they also completed the course. Team Curves had the early start time, and faced unstable weather for most of the course. Wind, rain and sleet were all part of the challenge, combined with lots of cold water and mud, but the team persevered. The final challenge was a steep slide into a pool of icy cold water, which had the benefit of rinsing some of the accumulated mud off.

“There were no major injuries, just a few sore muscles and scrapes and bruises,” a team spokesperson said. “We are all proud of our accomplishments and several members have already committed to attending the event next year.”

Momentum continues for the Marine Harvest Riptide U15 Girls soccer team, who won their fifth game in a row with a shutout on Saturday. Riptide faced Gorge/Lakehill in Campbell River hoping to improve on their previous match in early September when Riptide won 1-0. Riptide’s defensive play remained strong and the offensive line was able to find a sweet spot this time, resulting in a 4-0 win. But that doesn’t mean it was an easy game. Riptide captain Lauren Wigard noted that, “Gorge fought hard and they aren’t a team we should take for granted. I am very proud of how we played this weekend; we started out strong, lost our composure in the middle, but we pulled ourselves together in the second half and stuck to our game plan.” Wigard’s affection for her team is evident. “I’m so lucky to have these strong, dedicated girls as my teammates and I can tell it’s going to be a good season.” This game marked a special first of the

season for three Riptide players. Autumn Lewis made her mark with two assists, assistant captain Aisha Hunter-Bellavia celebrated her first goal this year, and with much excitement, Wigard saw her efforts realized with

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An early autumn day on Spider Lake ■ Ralph Shaw OUTDOORS

Thursday, Oct. 1 was one of those beautiful fall days we have been enjoying for the past few days and the work assignment of going fishing made it special. Imagine, all you hard-working folks – this old man goes home to Elaine and says, “I have to go to work today – down on Spider Lake to see if the fish are biting.” Elaine packs me a delicious lunch, I load my boat in the truck and dutifully drive off to fly fish on Spider Lake. Now that is the kind of work to enjoy. My punt is somewhat like a golf cart in that I carry four rods: two set up with sinking lines, one with a sink tip and one with a dry line and a long leader of at least 15 feet. This allows me to fish in deep water or near the surface by simply picking up the

appropriate rod and start casting. It is hard to express the beauty of this challenging little lake. Today it was shared by large flocks of noisy Canada geese, chattering kingfishers, quiet fishing platoons of mergansers, numerous flocks of ducks, one loon, a great blue heron and three boats with fishers trying to convince the fish to bite their offerings. My starting patterns were a blood leech on one line and a dark green sedge pupae on the other. About 11 a.m. I hooked and lost two trout in quick succession. Then netted a nice one-meal trout taken on the sedge pupae - changed the leech pattern to a dragon fly nymph, anchored and cast with a wet line over a favourite hole. I released two small bass and netted a 12-inch trout that had a distended stomach that made it look quite pregnant. The trout were put on ice as circles of rising fish

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lured me into deeper water. Changed the nymph pattern to Bob Hammerly’s red leech. Northwest Bay looked tempting, but a slow

mooch through the deep part produced nothing. Back on the main body of the lake the leech suddenly connected with a

healthy fish. A few minutes later I netted a prime 15-inch trout. Next week I plan to run photos of the trout and lures I removed. If you have been putting off lake fishing, I suggest it will improve for the next couple of months. Chum salmon are showing up at Browns Bay, but reports indicate catches are modest. 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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Councillors to do battle on the court

This year the Comox Valley Masters Basketball is looking forward to the “Battle of the Councillors.” Comox Coun. Hugh “Crazy Legs” MacKinnon and Courtenay Coun. Erik “You’re in My Way” Eriksson will meet on the court to exhibit their basketball prowess. This year’s season starts Sunday, Oct. 18 at 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the 19 Wing Comox sports centre and will continue every Sunday until April 24. If you’re over 35, like friendly, competitive basketball - and believe that either of your respective councillors could use your help on the court - come on out. Contact cvmbball@shaw.ca for more information.

No hockey pool this year Record Staff

In response to many calls, emails and inquiries, the Comox Valley Record will not be involved with the Dave Creamer Memorial Bursary Hockey Pool this year. The popular pool has appeared in The Record for the past several years, but this year organizers did not contact the Record regarding the pool. With the season now underway, it is too late to get the pool up and running this year.

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If you’re ready to vote early, you can vote at your advance polling place between October 9 and 12, from noon to 8:00 p.m. Or you can vote at any Elections Canada office across the country any day until October 13 at 6:00 p.m. For all voting locations, check your voter information card, visit elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868 ( TTY 1-800-361-8935). Elections Canada has all the information you need to be ready to vote.


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United still undefeated in VISL ■ Earle Couper

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If the trend continues, Comox Valley United is in line to post a win this Saturday when they host Vic West in Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 action. United is one of only two

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er United delighted their fans with a convincing 4-0 win over Westcastle United. Tyler Laitinen, Chalifoux, Tom Butcher and Kyle Bate took care of the scoring while Stuart Ayres and Mack Zirkl combined to post the shutout. Butcher was named Comox MVP while Ayres was Comox Rookie. THROW INS VISL Div. 1 standings in Scoreboard, page 29 … follow the team at https://www.facebook.com/ CVUnitedSoccerMen …

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Studies reveal link between hearing loss and dementia ■ JASON GORDON

your Health

In recent years, numerous studies have investigated the relationship between

hearing loss and dementia, with some surprising results. One study of the overall cognitive abilities of nearly 2,000 older adults found that hearing loss seemed to speed up age-related cognitive decline.

Another study focusing on dementia showed that the worse the initial hearing loss was, the more likely a person was to develop dementia. Compared with people of normal hearing, those with moderate hearing

loss had triple the risk. There are three underlying theories as to the link between hearing loss and dementia or cognitive decline. One, there may be a common pathology that underlies both hearing loss and cognitive decline. Two, the strain and extra energy of decoding sounds over time may overwhelm the brains of people with

hearing loss, leaving them more vulnerable to dementia. Three, hearing loss can sometimes lead to social isolation, a known risk factor for dementia and other cognitive disorders. Can modern hearing aids help stimulate the brain in such a way to help prevent cognitive decline or dementia? The jury is still out. However, a number of ongoing studies are seeking to

determine this, and results so far look promising. Treating hearing loss with hearing aids has been known to decrease depression and social isolation. Aids can improve the ability of individuals with hearing loss to become more socially active. Increased social activity, in fact, has been theorized as a possible explanation to the early success of hearing aids

in helping to stave off cognitive decline. All of this means that if you’re feeling left out of the conversation, or you think your hearing may not be as sharp as it once was, it’s worth booking an appointment with a registered audiologist. Jason Gordon, B.Sc., M.Sc., Registered Audiologist, is the owner of Gordon Hearing Services in Comox. For a free hearing assessment, or to learn more, visit www.gordonhearing.ca.

Annual Inter-Agency Up-Dates Brown Bag Lunch The Comox Valley Social Planning Society will be hosting its

annual Inter-Agency Up-Dates Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday,

Oct. 27. All interested individuals are welcome to attend this valuable

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cross-sector meeting, up-dating each other on what successes and challenges your group is experiencing: a three minute verbal round robin state-of-the-union address from your group or agency. The Brown Bag Lunch will be held in the Courtenay Library Meeting Room from noon to 1:30 p.m. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. To RSVP or for more information call 250335-2003 or e-mail 5779bunny@gmail.com

Sewer: $10M estimated cost

Continued from Page 3 However, according to the CVRD’s manager of engineering services Marc Rutten, initial capital costs are much higher for this option. As well, the existing forcemain still has many years left. The proposed station is estimated to cost at least $10,000,000. Residents are concerned about groundwater impacts and beach access — “a key component to the design,” Rutten said. “One way or another that access will be maintained.” The district has yet to retain an engineering consultant. Until then, road closure dates and other details are not known. “Staff are very much open to hearing from the community,” CAO Deb Oakman said. “We’re not sure if we’ll have a neighbourhood advisory going forward but we certainly will want to be working with the neighbourhood to look at the design aspects.”




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ESTATE LAWYER Tom Finkelstein

DISINHERITED? CONTEST AN UNFAIR WILL VARIATION OF WILLS ESTATE LITIGATION Free Consultation

Call Tom @ 250-897-1000 211C-750 Comox Rd, Courtenay E: info@tomslaw.ca

www.tomslaw.ca

CAREER OPPORTUNITY PROPERTY MANAGER Only “team players” need apply! We’re looking for a motivated and energetic individual to join our team as a full time Property Manager. The successful applicant must: • Be currently licensed, or be willing to become licensed – experience is not a must, but would be an asset • Possess a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle • Be computer literate • Be able to work flexible hours and be “on call” on a rotational basis • Have strong communication and organizational skills Please forward resume, with handwritten covering letter to:

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church (ELCIC)

COMOX UNITED

Comox Recreation 1855 Noel Ave

Comox Avenue at 250 Beach Dr.

“A place for you: John 14:2

An Affirming Ministry

Sunday Worship Worship and Sunday and Children & Youth Program 10 am Children & Youth Program Saturday Service at 5 pm (Sept-May) 10:00 am

Rev. Maggie Enwright

Taize Services at 5:00 pm

Email: cxunited@telus.net

Hearing Assistance

Full Wheelchair Access

4th Saturday of the| 250-339-3966 month www.comoxunitedchurch.com Email: cxunited@telus.net

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

www.comoxunitedchurch.com | 250-339-3966

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

SERVICES

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

250-339-2882 e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

8:00 am & 10:00 am Worship

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

SUNDAY www.stpeterscomox.ca

St. John the Divine

Rev. Anthony Divinagracia, Rector 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay 100 Years of Ministry in the Comox Valley

HARVEST THANKSGIVING

10:00AM at Brooklyn Elementary School

“Spirit in Practice” with Heather Kennedy-MacNeill Sun., Oct. 11 at 4:00

We Meet Every Sunday at 4:00 (at Comox United Church)

250-890-9262 cvuf.ca

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

250-334-4331

2201 Robert Lang Drive

email: patmos@shaw.ca http://stjohnthedivinecourtenay.bc.anglican.ca

(Old Fish and Game Building)

250-334-8424

Full Gospel Christian Fellowship

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Everyone Welcome

www.resonatechurch.ca

to place your ad here

250-338-5811 tlawrence@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Sunday

11:00 am & 7:00 pm

Where Jesus is Glorified 2946 Kilpatrick Ave. 250-338-1312 aaronhcf@shawbiz.ca wwwaaronhouse.ca

Effective to October 12, 2015 6:20 am & 8:30 am Daily • 9:50 am Oct 10 only • 10:40 am Daily 12:00 pm Oct 12 only • 12:50 pm Daily • 2:10 pm Oct 9 only 3:10 Daily • 4:20 pm Oct 12 only • 5:20 pm Daily 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm Daily • 10:35 pm Oct 12 only

NANAIMO to VANCOUVER Duke Point to Tsawwassen

Effective to October 12, 2015 5:15am* • 7:45* • 10:15 • 12:45pm • 3:15 5:45 • 8:15** • 10:45** *Daily except Sun **Daily except Sat

VANCOUVER to NANAIMO Tsawwassen to Duke Point

Effective to October 12, 2015 5:15am* • 7:45* • 10:15 • 12:45pm • 3:15 5:45 • 8:15** • 10:45** *Daily except Sun **Daily except Sat

COMOX to POWELL RIVER Little River to Westview

Effective Until March 31, 2016 6:20am* • 10:00 • 3:15 pm** • 6:50*** • 7:15** *Daily except Dec 25 & Jan 1 **Daily except Wed & Sat ***Wed & Sat ONLY

POWELL RIVER to COMOX Westview to Little River

Effective Until March 31, 2016 8:05am* • 11:50 • 5:15pm** • 8:45 *Daily except Dec 25 & Jan 1 **Daily except Wed & Sat

Schedules are subject to change without notice. Schedule provided by the Comox Valley Record.

“FRESH SEAFOOD ... all kinds ... all the time”

Open

EVERY DAY on

T hanksgiving Weekend (Downstairs in Petro-Canada building Open 7 Days Week 10 am - 6 pm at Denman Ferry)

250-335-1198 Fax 250-335-1198

Comox Valley Community Church

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

~A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

(September to June)

250 Beach Drive, Comox

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry”

BAPTIST CHURCH

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:00 am

RESONATE

FERRIES SCHEDULE VANCOUVER to NANAIMO Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay

St. Peter

5:40 Express Contemporary Worship

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

“Reflections on the Life of the Spirit” – ongoing study circle. All are welcome. ~~~ “The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain that share of the flood of grace which God poureth forth for him.” Bahá’u’lláh

Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

Minister: Rev. Jenn Geddes

Full Wheelchair Access

BAHÁ’Í FAITH

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

Sunday 10:30am

1290 Guthrie Rd., Comox

6:20 am Daily • 7:45 am Oct 10 only • 8:30 am Daily 9:50 Oct 12 only • 10:40 am Daily • 12:00 pm Oct 9 only • 12:50 pm Daily 2:10 pm Oct 12 only • 3:10 pm Daily • 4:20 pm Oct 9 only 5:20 pm Daily • 6:30 pm Oct 12 only • 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm Daily

250-334-0616

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

“Living Change, Changing Lives.”

NANAIMO to VANCOUVER Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay

10 am Sunday Worship

PRESBYTERIAN

PENNY LANE PROPERTY MGMT. LTD. 303A 13TH STREET COURTENAY, B.C. V9N 9G5 Deliver resume in person or to cindi@pennylane.bc.ca

Effective to October 12, 2015

LUTHERAN

St. Thomas

Traditional Anglican Church Anglican Catholic Church of Canada Invites You to Worship with Us

Each Sunday at 11 am Holy Communion B.C.P. 440 England Ave., Courtenay, BC With kind thanks to Piercy’s Mt. Washington Funeral Chapel for the use of their facility

Fr. George Daley 250-871-6782 fatherg3@telus.net

www.anglicancatholic.ca

1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay, BC 250-338-8221

living hope

real people living real life experiencing real change

Worship Services 10am Sundays Queneesh Elementary School 2345 Mission Rd., Courtenay

250.334.9777 livinghope@shaw.ca

www.livinghopeonline.ca

ECKANKAR Religion of the Light & Sound of God

Lewis Centre

2nd Sunday 11:00 am October 11 ECK Worship Service

What is Spiritual Freedom 4th Sunday 11:00 am Community Hu Song Contact: 250-331-9338 www.eckankar.org

St. George’s United Church 6th & Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay Phone: 250-334-4961 Sunday Service: 10:30am Minister: Rev. Ryan Slifka “The Church with a heart in the heart of the city.”

www.stgeorgesunited.com

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH 1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

WEEKEND LITURGIES Saturday 5 pm Mass Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Mass

We’ve Got Some Space For You!

Confession: Saturday 4:30 pm & before all Sunday masses Children’s Liturgy of the Word & Youth Group, Sept-May

250-338-5811

Pastor: Father Marek Paczka, SDS Full Wheelchair Access

www.ctkparish.ca email: ctkparish@shaw.ca

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DEATHS

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IN MEMORIAM

INFORMATION

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THORNTON, Virginia Margaret (nee Lambert) December 1944 - September 2015 Ginny was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox on August 20, and died peacefully early on September 10, from complications arising from an earlier bout with cancer. Ginny was born and raised in New Westminster and graduated from LB Pearson High School. She attended Neuchatel Junior College (Switzerland, ‘62-63) for her first year of university studies, followed by UBC where she obtained a B.A. (’66) in English and French. She then studied at the Royal Columbian Hospital earning a Medical Record Librarian certificate in 1967, and moved to Kamloops where she worked in the Medical Records Department at the Royal Inland Hospital. She met her future husband Jeremy (a mineral exploration geophysicist) at a Neuchatel class reunion. Married in 1969, they settled in North Vancouver, and raised three daughters. Annual vacations to Long Beach, Parksville, and later Hornby Island cemented her love of the Gulf Islands. Ginny was an omnivorous reader and loved photography, from black and white darkroom work through to digital photo editing for the annual Christmas card. She was a Brownie leader, avid gardener, and loved spending time with her youngest daughter’s horse. She later worked in hospital records administration at both Lions Gate and St. Paul’s Hospitals. As early retirement approached, Ginny and J left the city for Denman Island, building a house near Graham Lake. She served on the medical centre committee and founded the DCA annual fundraising book sale. She and J enjoyed road trips in BC and the western US. She is predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Dorothea and sister Denise. She is survived by her sister Helen (Michael), her husband J, daughters Elizabeth (Rob), Sarah (Doug), and Andrea (Blayne), and granddaughter Kate. Ginny will be interred in the Natural Burial (green) Cemetery on Denman Island on October 9 at 1 PM. A memorial service/ celebration of life is being planned for November 1 on Denman Island, as a pot-luck social from 11:30 AM to approx 3PM. Her favourite charities included Medecins sans Frontieres, the Canadian Red Cross Society, the SPCA and the BC Cancer Agency.

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BAUDAIS – Gustave Albert It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Gustave (Gus) Albert Baudais, age 92. Gus was very proud of his service career in the RCAF, serving from August 1942 until November 1945. After a short break he then reenlisted in August 1946 and remained in the Air Force until retiring in February 1975. Anyone who knew Gus knew he loved his garden, his family and his friends, included many friends at 888 Wing and the Comox Golf Course, where he still golfed on Sundays. An open house will be held at 888 Wing on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 from 1pm until 5pm.

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CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay

250-334-0707

BAKER – Avis Eilene February 17, 1937 – September 28, 2015 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Avis Eilene Baker on September 28th, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox. Avis was predeceased by her parents Albert and Ethel Baker and her sister Vera Hiltz. She is survived by her husband Donald Baker; sons Greg Baker and Bryan Baker (Lynn); grandchildren Courtney (Grant) Kraft-Bailey, Christina Baker (David) and Kevin Baker; great grandchildren Landon KraftBailey and Kiara Baker, brother Raymond Baker; sisters Clara Larmand and Joyce (Don) Dawson; nieces and nephews Esther, Dale, Gary, Wayne and Sheryl as well as many more extended family and friends. Avis worked for many years at the Mohawk Gas Station and for the E&B Market in previous years. In her leisure time she enjoyed going out for lunch and dinner at many local restaurants. Avis loved to talk and was always a friendly and happy person. Private family arrangements.

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I thought of you my love, today, As I have done every day, Since you passed away. All I have are memories, Locked in my heart, With witch I will never part That I talk to every day, Since we married October ninth, 1954. All my love, Paul

DEATHS

DEATHS

REID - Brian It is with great love and sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Reid. Brian will be greatly missed by his wife Judy; children Brett (Rochelle), Jason (Nancy), Jennifer (Neil), and grandchildren Tyler, Zack, Cole, Paige and Brianna. Brian was the youngest of a large family. He is predeceased by brothers Bill and Gordon and survived by Jim, Chuck, Agnes, Alison and Allan. Family was very important to Brian. Brian loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and artist. He will be remembered for his quick wit and great sense of humour. At Brian’s request, there will not be a funeral service; however, a reception for family and friends will be held on Friday, October 9th, 2015 from 2-4pm at Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay

A thought of sweet remembrance from one who thinks of you. FUNERAL HOMES

In Loving Memory of GRACE SABINA SERVANT (GEE) Jan. 16 1937 ~ Apr. 1 2012

CENTRE 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay

250-334-0707

FUNERAL HOMES

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FUNERAL HOMES

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FUNERAL HOMES

PERSONALS

AL-ANON/ALATEEN - Concerned about someone’s drinking? Contact 1-8884ALANON (1-888-425-2666). www.al-anon.alateen.org ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to drink, it is your business, if you want to Stop it is ours. Ph: A.A 250-338-8042 Call Any Time 24/7 DID YOU own a grey 2003 Kia Sorento EX? Present owner looking for the key fobs. Would purchase! Contact: philroy@shaw.ca Nar-Anon are you affected by someone’s use of drugs, we can help. Wed. Group 7:30pm at 280-4th St. Eureka Support Society contact Jack 3343485. Fri. Group 7:30pm, Komok’s Health Centre, 3322 Comox Rd. Call Rene 334-2392.

LOST AND FOUND

FOUND. BICYCLE in Courtenay; looks like adult bike. Call (250)871-6544. LOST. STUDENT bus pass, in Courtenay. (250)871-6544.

FUNERAL HOMES

FUNERAL HOMES

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMING EVENTS

COMING EVENTS

LOST AND FOUND

“Trash & Treasures Sale� Sunday, October 18, 2015 9am to 2pm (Upper) Conference Hall at the Florence Filberg Centre

Opportunity to sell anything you like... Individuals, Families, Businesses or Non-profit groups

Tables are $20

Call Filberg Center Office at 250-338-1000

CRAFT FAIRS

CRAFT FAIRS

HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

FOUND SMALL Power saw, gas can and tools on Oct 4. Call to claim (250)338-4420. FOUND: Tilley Hat in Downtown Courtenay area. Please call 250-338-5811 and ask for Leslie. LOST: keys on green carbineer w/flashlight. 2 rings & Toyota key. Between the casino to train station. Please drop off at the Record office @ 765 McPhee Ave.if found

TRAVEL GETAWAYS MAUI- 5 star unit- sleeps 6, 2 weeks Feb & Mar, 2016. Call for more info (250)758-6714.

21st Annual CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

CALL FOR ENTRY 3-Day Juried Faire Nov. 13 to 15, 2015 Florence Filberg Centre 8 ft. Tables in the Rotary Hall

Available to approved craft categories - no jewellery, clothing or soap/body products www.dickenschristmascraftfair.com

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

MOTEL ASST Manager Team to run small Motel in Parksville BC. Non-Smoking, no Pets, good Health, fulltime live-in position. Fax 250-5861634 or email resume to: kjjr27@hotmail.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School. Real World Tasks. Weekly start dates. GPS Training! Funding Options. Already have experience? Need certification proof? Call 1-866-399-3853 or IHESHOOL.com HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

Donald Lorne Vanetta

April 3, 1953 – September 30, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don Vanetta; words cannot express our loss. Don was predeceased by his mother, Joyce, and father, Lorne. Don is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Karen, his sons Steven (Stefanie and stepdaughters Nevaeh and Kaelyn) and Jeremy, his brother Jack (Sheila), and other relatives. Don was born in Vernon, BC, and moved to the Comox Valley in 1958. In his boyhood, he was a competitive swimmer for the Courtenay Recreation swim team. At age 10, he ďŹ nished second in BC in the backstroke. He loved baseball and played for the Amanitas, Leakey Logging, and for the Lorne Hotel Rangers. He worked for many organizations in the Comox Valley before spending 25 years with Cumberland Ready Mix. His greatest pleasure was all the people he met on the job. Don and Karen joined the Comox Golf Club 20 years ago and it was like his second home. Again, it was people who brought him joy, making for some great and lasting friendships and memories. Don was a ďŹ ghter to the end, and will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank all our friends for their love and support during Don’s battle with cancer. In lieu of owers, please make a donation to the Comox Valley Hospice Society, 2137 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 1P2. A gathering of family and friends will take place at the Comox Golf Club on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 2 pm.

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FAMILY ALBUM

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50 Years Married!

John (the woodman) & Lynette Mayer Guess you never looked back again! Well done. Love, Claudia & Rebecca.

Comox

Cake Winner for October 8

John & Lynette Mayer

ESTHETICIAN WANTED

at Eden Street Salon & Day Spa. Must have internal motivation to provide exceptional customer service and be a great team player! Advancement to a leadership role available. Apply in person with resume to 2701 Eden Street, Campbell River or email: Candice@eden streetspa.com

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HAIRSTYLIST $1000 Hiring Bonus! $12.50/Hr., 25% ProďŹ t Sharing On Sales! • Annual upgrading training • Dental, Drug, Eye Care Benefits • Equip. Supplied No Clientele Required! Call:1-866-472-4339 or e-mail:careers@fchsk.ca

NEW PROFESSIONAL SALON has a rental opportunity for a hair stylist with clientele. Let us help you to advance your career. Call 250-202-4351.

HELP WANTED DAYCARE PROVIDER needed for busy preschool program located at Huband Park School. Mon-Fri. 9:00am2:00pm.Contact 250-792-0164 EXP. SERVER wanted for busy pub. Medical & dental benefits. Please drop resumes off to Whistle Stop Pub Attn: Barry or Tammy. The John Howard Society of North Island has a part-time position (12 hrs/wk) for a Community Support Worker. Please refer to the job description on our website at www.jhsni.bc.ca Submit resume to Vicki Luckman, Program Manager, 1455 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay BC V9N 2K6; fax: 250-338-6568 or email: vicki@jhsni.bc.ca no later than 4:30 pm Tuesday October 13, 2015.

HELP WANTED

LEGAL

NEWSPAPER

BUSY Personal Injury Law Firm requires a Legal Assistant to join our Courtenay team. 2-4 years experience in Personal Injury. Excellent salary and benefits package. Please send resume and cover letter to jsoole@awslaw.ca

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed COMOX RTE # 587 Stewart, Arbutus, Alder, Balmoral & Comox Ave

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS

RTE # 595

RTE # 620 Robb, Centennial Ave. E., Stewart, Megin, Georgia & Fairway Crt. COURTENAY

CertiďŹ ed Dental Assistant

Energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced CDA wanted immediately for F/T position in busy dental practice.

Please submit resumes in person at 1841 Comox Ave.

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CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

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

www.thejobshop.ca The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

RTE #184 Rachel, Mills, Houlgrave & Salsbury

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WACOR HOLDINGS Ltd has openings for Experienced Excavator Operators, Labourers and Certified Traffic Control Persons. Send resume to: admin@wacor.ca

Hours: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVE. COURTENAY

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HELP WANTED

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE WRITER/TIRE EXPERT We are currently searching for an experienced Automotive Service Writer/ Tire Expert to add to our team. The ideal candidate will be a team player, have an outstanding personality, be able to provide excellent customer service and have a strong work ethic. Previous automotive service and computer literacy is a must. Canadian Tire has been voted #1 in Auto Service for four years running and our business is steadily growing. We offer a 40 hour work week, competitive benefits and wages, discounts and a fully funded profit sharing program. We have a modern 12 bay shop and a state of the art work order program. This facility carries over 6,000 parts in house as well as 1400 tires and 250 batteries. If you believe you have what it takes to join our team. Please send us your resume or drop one off at 278 North Island Highway, Courtenay

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k’awat’si Economic Development General Partner Corporation (KEDC)

KEDC Director

The k’awat’si Economic Development Limited Partner Corporation (KEDC) is a wholly owned entity of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations, located in Port Hardy, BC and we are looking for a Director to complete our five person Board of Directors to lead KEDC. Our mandate is to carry out economic development activities on behalf of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations in a manner that is consistent with social, environmental and cultural goals of the Nations. We are now in the process of reorganizing company activities and structure, and are looking for individuals to serve as Directors that can commit between one to three years in this capacity. The Primary Responsibilities of KEDC Directors are to: tReview and update strategic plans as required tApprove annual business plans consistent with the strategic plan for management to implement tOversee management and provide support where necessary tReport to Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations Chief and Council as well as membership; and tEstablish policies that reflect laws and requirements as established by the Gwa’sala‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations The Skills, Experience and Personal Qualities of Directors we are looking for are: tBusiness experience in accounting, finance, human resources, and/or marketing tA strong ability to understand financial and non-financial performance reports tKnowledge of, and experience in one or more of the following sectors: Forestry, Tourism, Fisheries, Marine Development and others tPrevious board experience and training in business, finance or government relations tAn understanding of Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations culture and/or experience in working with First Nations tThe willingness to devote time required to carry out Director duties and responsibilities tThe ability to be impartial, trustworthy and respectful of confidentiality that the role requires tA positive attitude that promotes teamwork; and tValues similar to that of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations and its culture Directors are being sought through a competitive, fair and transparent process to help lead this exciting initiative. We thank all interested applicants in advance and look forward to sharing experiences with successful candidates. For a full list of the positions requirements and expectations please contact: conrad@kedc.ca Please submit a resume and cover letter, via email or delivered hard copy, in support of your application by 4:00 pm on November 2,2015 to: Angela Heasman, Chief and Council Executive assistant angela@gwanak.info

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Seeking experienced Journeyman HD Mechanic. Experience with road building equipment including excavators, rock drills & trucks. Must have welding capability. Full time and year round employment. Excellent wage and beneďŹ t package. EMAIL: kdcon@telus.net

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

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Seeking experienced Rock Truck Driver for logging road construction on Vancouver Island. Current level 3 first aid ticket required. Full time and year round employment. Excellent wage and benefit package. Tel: 250-286-1148 Fax: 250-286-3546 kdcon@telus.net

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

LOCAL LUMBER YARD, looking for a PART TIME TO FULL TIME

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Phyllis Capes’s legacy lives on By Katie Maximick Special to The Record

When you live a life as extraordinary as Phyllis Capes did, it can be expected that the legacy left behind will be just as remarkable. In a time when women were encouraged to lead domestic, dutiful roles, young Phyllis Capes and her sister Katherine were busy outdoors, romping the forests and wetlands of the Comox Valley by their father Geoffrey’s side. The Capes, who moved to the Comox Valley in 1922, were a rather active family for their time. Geoffrey, an avid outdoorsman, encouraged his daughters to follow in his footsteps – literally. They spent most of their time outdoors, hiking and exploring local mountains like Mt. Arrowsmith as members of the Comox Valley Mountaineering Club. While Katherine went on to become one of Canada’s first female archaeologists, Phyllis focused on nature conservation, habitat protection and sustaining the delicate and diverse environment of the Comox Valley. She established Seal Bay Park and campaigned to protect McDonalds Woods. As an activist, she rallied against the dredging of the Dyke flats and the discharge of raw sewage into George Straight. For her efforts, Phyllis received the Elton Anderson Award in 1978 from the Federation of B.C. Naturalists. But even more than that, Phyllis’ work lives on in the protected parks and estuaries we enjoy today in the Comox Valley. In 1991, Phyllis willed her two-acre Hawkins Road property to St. Joseph’s Hospital. True to form, she stipulated that the natural state of the property, which features woodland and wetland, be protected and that the land never be subdivided. She also desired that the sale of the estate go to the provision of medical equipment at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Phyllis died in 1996. Respecting her wishes, the Hawkins property was used for more than 20 years to assist locums with accommodation, and then in 2011, the hospital transferred ownership to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. The Foundation then collaborated with the Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) and signed a covenant in late 2013 to ensure that Phyllis’ wishes remain

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honoured for all time. In January 2015, Phyllis’ house sold, and realtor Marc Villanueva graciously waived his commission. Proceeds from the sale were designated to the purchase of medical equipment for the hospital – a legacy that will benefit many patients and residents of the Comox Valley for many years. “The legacy and integrity of the Phyllis Capes Estate will now live on,� explained Patti Fletcher, of St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. “Not only have we been able to protect the natural environment of the property with this CVLT covenant, but we will be able to ensure the funds from the sale of the property support the provision of medical equipment, as desired by the late Phyllis Capes.� This September, monies from the sale of Phyllis’ estate were used to purchase new technology, such as a new X-Ray image reader in diagnostic imaging, and a Sonosite unit, which is used in the operating room to safely administer spinal blocks and insert central lines for critically ill patients. Both pieces of equipment are vital to the hospital, and will transfer to the new Comox Valley Hospital when it opens in 2017. Because of her generous gift and impact on the community’s health care, Phyllis’ memory and legacy will live on in the Comox Valley – her beloved home – for many years and in many people.

 Leave a legacy

A legacy gift made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation can make a world of difference in the lives of others. Gifts of real estate or gifts left in a will help ensure that the future needs of health and care can continue to be met in our community. Other options are available for those who intend to make planned charitable giving an aspect of their estate planning. If you are inclined to support St. Joseph’s in this fashion, there are many emerging opportunities that financial advisors, accountants and lawyers are aware of to assist you. For more information, contact St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation: 2137 Comox Ave, Comox B.C. V9M 1P2, phone (250) 890-3046, email info@cvhospitalfoundation.com, or visit the website at www.cvhospitalfoundation.com

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Phyllis Capes’s legacy lives on Barbara Biley (Marxist-Leninist), John Duncan (Conservative), Glenn Sollitt (Green, fourth from left), Carrie Powell-Davidson (Liberal), and Gord Johns (NDP), were all on hand to answer a series of seven questions relative to the local riding. Andrew Gower (third from left) moderated the PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK debate.

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riding. Biley opened by saying she assisted with the Walking With Our Sisters art installation (commemorating the 1,181 murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada) that came to the Comox Valley this summer and while she supports a full inquiry into the missing women, more must be done. “We need, in Canada, a renewed constitution to establish nation-tonation relations between the federal government and First Nations. We need redress for … all the crimes committed against First Nations since the founding of Canada and it can’t be just

a matter of an apology and then the same thing goes on, day after day.” Duncan said his relationship with the FN groups is solid and he will continue to support and advocate on their behalf. “The priority of the band can very readily become my priority, too.” As for the missing and murdered aboriginal women, he said statistics show that the solve rate for missing and murdered aboriginal women is the same as the solve rate for non-aboriginals. Duncan said it is a societal issue, not only a FN issue, and the solution is to “catch the bad guys,” as opposed to establishing an inquiry. Powell-Davidson disagreed and said the Liberal Party is committed to an inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal women. Continued on Page 10

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