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‘Aircraft’ spotted nearing Campbell River air space Campbell River RCMP have confirmed they are in contact with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) about the sighting of an aircraft of some kind near the city. Police say they first received reports from commercial fishermen in the waters north of Campbell River who reported the aircraft. According to reports, the only light on the aircraft is a red one, that is right on the front. An eyewitness also said that he had never heard the sound of such engines. “Well, first it’s like a tinkle, tinkle, jingle of some kind obviously coming from the front engines,” said the witness. “But there’s also an engine in the back and it sort goes like ho, ho, ho every now and then.” Police have also confirmed that they have been tracking the aircraft from the extreme northern regions of Canada. They did not issue a press release because they didn’t want to alarm people and in case such a press release would make them “naughty” and not “nice.”

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BC Hydro’s billion dollar John Hart Generating Station replacement project and the new hospital would not have happened if it weren’t for the groundwork of past city councils, councillor Ryan Mennie said last Tuesday. Mennie was responding to criticism from former council candidate Sean Smith, who said council’s divisiveness was hurting the city. Smith made that comment while presenting council with a 310 name petition from people who were upset that council voted Mayor Walter Jakeway off the Strathcona Regional District board. “There were comments by yourself that our decision to rotate the mayor off the regional district is counterproductive to the building boom and activity that’s underway in Campbell River,” Mennie said in response to Smith. Continued page 2.

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Four-way stop looked at Campbell River city council will be looking at a permanent traffic solution to the temporary four-way stop at Shoppers Row and 10th Ave. Council instructed staff last Tuesday night to come back to them with a suggestion as how best to address the traffic situation there. It used to have stop signs on 10th, prior to

the downtown construction work there. Now with the busy Christmas season and the downtown works still going on, the fourway stops have created traffic back ups that have affected both intersections north and south of it. Staff is expected to come back to council with a proposal in January.

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The temporary four-way stop at 10th Avenue and Shoppers Row will be studied by city staff and a suggestion for its future will be given to council in January.

Councils credited for projects Continued from page 1. “I need to say that, and for people to understand why we made the decision that we did, but particularly what we feel like in this room, what’s going on in the community right now, and what we’re very cognizant of and very aware of, if ever there was a time to toot our own horns is now. “And I have no issue in reminding the delegation that it was the work of the past several councils that includes members of this current one, that laid the groundwork for the activity that we’re experiencing in the community right

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245 cats spayed or neutered thanks to PetSmart fund By Sian Thomson Campbell River Courier-Islander

It has been two months since the SPCA launched the PetSmart Charities of Canada Spay and Neuter grant in Campbell River and so far 245 cats have received the service. PetSmart Charities of Canada who awarded the SPCA a $158,000 grant to be used over a period of two years to assist residents of Campbell River with spaying and neutering their cats, and to help fix feral and free roaming cats in the community. For the past six years, up to when they closed in April, 2013, the Campbell River SPCA had taken in nearly 1,000 homeless cats and kittens annually, a much higher intake than other BC communities with similar populations. In Penticton the SPCA takes in 28 cats per 1,000 people, while the Campbell River SPCA took in 112 cats per 1,000 people.

“Cat overpopulation is one of the most serious animal welfare issues facing communities across BC and Campbell River has one of the largest populations of stray and feral cats anywhere in the province,” said Craig Daniell, chief executive officer for the BC SPCA. “We are extremely grateful to PetSmart Charities of Canada for allowing us to work with cat guardians in Campbell River to reduce the suffering of unwanted and abandoned cats in the region.” Daniell said that sterilizing 1,500 cats will prevent the birth, and suffering of as many as 6,000 homeless kittens per year in Campbell River. While the program is free, recipients will be asked to donate back $30 to the fund if possible, to enable the SPCA to help even more animals. To apply for the fund or for more information, please contact Stephanie Arkwright at 250-8304192. sthomson@courierislander.com

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worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini string sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect. • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed. • Do not keep a Christmas tree indoors once it’s dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. “Cooking is also a leading cause of fires in the home, and most can be prevented,” said Baikie. Prevent kitchen fires: • Never leave cooking unattended, even for a short time. • Don’t wear loose-fitting clothing while cooking. • Never put water on a cooking fire. If a fire occurs, place a tight fitting lid on the pot or pan, turn off the heat, go outside and call the Fire Department. “Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors save lives, as long as they’re in good working order,” said Baikie. “Give your loved ones the gift of safety this season. Change the batteries if required and remember to test these devices monthly.”

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a short battle with cancer. Brown loved fishing and hunting and was concerned about habitat protection and creation for both. He and his wife Linda were also integral in helping raise money for charities by hosting fund raising tournaments at their golf course. Brown was 68.

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City will miss Barrie Brown The city of Campbell River is mourning the death of a business leader who used his influence to help many charities and fish and wildlife projects over the years. Barrie Brown, former owner of Barrie Brown GMC, Barrie Brown Nissan and owner of Sequoia Springs Golf Club, passed away Dec. 13 after

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Campbell River Fire Department’s holiday wish is for all residents to have a merry, bright and safe holiday season — and to make sure your tree and feasting are a source of joy this Christmas. By following their fire prevention tips, you can greatly reduce the risk of fire in your home, and enjoy a safe holiday season while helping the Fire Department’s holiday wish come true. “The first step is to choose a tree with fresh, green needles that don’t fall off when touched,” says Fire Chief Ian Baikie. “Keeping the tree well watered once it’s in your home is also essential.” Maintenance and decorating tips to prevent Christmas tree fires: • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source (fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights). • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit. • Add water to the tree stand daily. • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree. • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use. • Replace any string of lights with

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First Nations take aim to stop the poaching of their resources By Neil Cameron Campbell River Courier-Islander

The Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations is actually taking steps to enable law enforcement officers to better deal with poachers in Mowachaht/Muchalaht territory. The band served notice that it was placing a two-year moratorium on hunting, fishing and gathering of any living resources in their territory. The notice said that “all living things above, below and within the lands, waters and air (living resources) now or forever hereafter found within the boundaries of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation Territory, not held by private ownership or lawfully acquired, are hereby declared to be property of the Mowachaht.Muchalaht First Nation and its members.” It went on to say “anyone who doesn’t have approval by quorum of the Council of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, will be found in violation of this declaration and shall be reported to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, British Columbia Conservation Officer Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and subject to the penalties of any federal or provincial law, statute or regulatory infraction committed.” “For greater clarity,” read a memo from the band, “anyone who lawfully hunts, fishes or gathers will not be affected by the Declaration. It is intended for those without permits or written authorization signed by a quorum of our Chiefs (minimum three signatures).

“Example 1: If a person, native or nonnative, has a valid hunting or fishing licence they shall not be affected by the Declaration, provided they abide by the provincial, territorial or federal regulations, including quotas, seasons and any other infractions, such as hunting in the dark. “Example 2: A First Nations person who is not a member of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation and does not possess a valid hunting, fishing or gathering permit issued by the Province or Canada, and are found to be hunting, fishing or gathering within the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation territory shall be in violation of the Declaration and are to be arrested, if they do not possess a written authorization signed by a quorum of our Chiefs (minimum three signatures). “Verbal, handshake, in-person, blood relations or email transmissions are not valid as any authorization. They MUST possess a written authorization signed by a quorum of our Chiefs (minimum three signatures). “Essentially, the Declaration now grants the authorities the ability to arrest persons, native or non-native, who are not Mowachaht/ Muchalaht First Nation Members, who are found to be wrongfully or illegally hunting, fishing or gathering within the Mowachaht/ Muchalaht First Nation Territory, if they do not possess a written authorization signed by a quorum of our Chiefs (minimum three signatures). This declaration has no impact on persons who are lawfully abiding by Provincial and Federal hunting, fishing and gathering laws.”

NYRSTAR HELPS OUT CRSF

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Nyrstar mining made what the Campbell River Salmon Foundation is calling the company’s second significant cheque presentation this year. In the photo, from left, are Robert Behrendt General Manager, Mike Gage, past chairman of the CRSF, Eileen Olivier, HR Head of the Nyrstar mine site and Martin Buchanan, chair of the CRSF.

Artist Scott gets ‘iced’ Brian Scott had died and gone to heaven when he got special permission to do a seven-hour flight on the Search and Rescue Cormorant helicopter. Being an “Air Force Brat”, helicopters besides fighter jets have a special place in the wellknown Black Creek artist’s heart going back to his early childhood experiences on air force bases in Europe and Canada. The flight left CFB Comox across the strait of Georgia over Lions Gate Bridge, up the Fraser Valley snaking up Hope/Princeton. Then an exciting exercise with SARs personal jumping out of the chopper into the lake. The exercise caused a traffic jam on Highway 97 as the locals had to stop and take a look. Back in the Comox Valley Scott’s ultimate dream came true — four passes around the Comox Glacier at the perfect speed for photography. The artist shot 200 digital images on the flight. He said the glacier from the air is like a massive sculpture. Scott’s paintings can be seen at his Black Creek Studio or at the Rec Centre at CFB Comox.

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One of Brian’s Scott’s latest paintings.

Notice to residents of the City of Campbell River who have curbside service (garbage, and recycling) with Emterra on Wednesday’s Please be advised that Emterra will not be operating on Christmas Day or New Years Day. ÿ Instead of Christmas Day, Emterra will be collecting garbage and recycle on Thursday Dec 26, 2013. ÿ Instead of News Years Day, Emterra will be collecting garbage and recycle on Thursday Jan 2, 2014. All other days of service will have no changes during the holiday period, and Regular Wednesday service will resume after Jan 8, 2014.

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Thank you for your cooperation, and a reminder to always have your garbage and recycle at the curbside by 7:30 a.m. on your pickup day.

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“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.” Steve Maraboli

Our View Pendulum is swinging back Whatever you call it, it’s still a Christmas tree. Fortunately the pendulum of political correctness is swinging back towards rationality and away from the eradication of any public expressions of “Christmas”. It was not too long ago that companies ordered their staff to replace “Merry Christmas” wishes with “Happy Holidays” and our federal government and judiciary banned nativity scenes, Christmas trees, and any other “reasons for the season” from display on government properties. The Royal Canadian Mint replaced the Twelve Days of Christmas in its ads with the Twelve Days of Giving. Hallmark changed the words on its “holiday” ornament to “Don we now our ‘fun’ apparel’. Public schools replaced “Christmas concerts” with “Winter Festivals”, and in some of those schools, candy canes were banned because they were shaped liked shepherds’ crooks and a shepherd implied, shhhhhh...Jesus. We were on the brink of feminists insisting on gingerbread persons. Even a doctor in a medical journal published a piece on Santa setting a bad example for children with his unhealthy life style and “rotund, sedentary image.” Others dissed the jolly old elf because he is a Christian saint. Something subversive happened a few weeks ago at the Angus Reid “Holiday” party. The staff decided to survey 1,508 Canadian adults online on Dec.10 and asked them, basically, if ‘Christ’ should be put back in Christmas. It turned out that 92 per cent of us might not be dreaming of a white Christmas but we did think Christmas and not a holiday season was a time we wanted to be home for. So, have a holly jolly Christmas, it’s the best time of the year. And besides, it’s the well wishes that really count. Poll question: Are you going to wait up to see if you can catch a glimpse of Santa Claus tonight? Vote at www.courierislander.com

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Area D ratepayers have the right idea Kudos to the organizers of the Area D Ratepayers Association meeting, that took place Wednesday Dec. 11, at the Oyster Bay Resort. The formation of a non-profit society for our area is in the works, and will facilitate open, civil and democratic discussion as well as a means to gather socially and share ideas.

It will also provide a stronger voice to address issues that people in our area share. With increased engagement by Area D residents, we can provide clear input to fortify the awesome work of Area D Director Brenda Leigh. Julie Johnson Area D, Campbell River

Biggest political decision of the 21st century By Les Leyne The technical green light given Thursday to the Northern Gateway pipeline sets the stage for the biggest B.C. political decision of the 21st century to date. Will Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet accept the joint review panel report and approve Enbridge’s $8-billion project? The federal government believes moving Alberta crude oil to the coast is a national imperative. Following through on that would set off a cascading series of events that will define an important part of B.C.’s future. There’s a clear sense now that this issue will make history. One of the numerous considerations is how the review panel’s 209 conditions for approval mesh with the B.C. government’s position. Environment Minister Mary Polak responded Thursday by reciting the five conditions the B.C. Liberals laid down last year for provincial approval of any pipeline.

Those are: world-class safety standards (land and sea), regulatory environmental approval, First Nations engagement and a “fair share” of revenue to B.C. for risk incurred. But more to the point is how the newly issued conditions line up with the official B.C. submission to the review panel. Because for all the vagueness in the original five conditions (what’s “world class”? What’s “fair”?), B.C. lined up solidly against the pipeline in its May final presentation. B.C. scored the company for its lack of evidence and research. It emphatically rejected the “trust us” reassurances. It highlighted the potential for disaster if a spill of diluted bitumen were to occur in remote, inaccessible canyons. And it reminded the panel of Enbridge’s catastrophic falldown on the 2010 Kalamazoo spill, where human errors overrode all safety systems. “The challenges posed by the

route, the nature of the product, the conceptual nature of the plans and Enbridge’s track record mean that the province is not able to support the project at this time.” But B.C. left itself an important out. The brief noted: “Should the Joint Review Panel recommend approval, the JRP must impose clear, measurable and enforceable conditions that require Northern Gateway to live up to the commitments it has made in this proceeding.” So one of the next steps in B.C. is to read the conditions line by line, compare them to all the concerns raised in the government’s submission, then decide whether they alleviate the worries. That work starts as the clock ticks on the six-month deadline before the federal cabinet must decide. And the intensity will be turned up. Opponents will step up the fight against the line. First Nations

will reassert their various stands, although most of them were rejected by the panel. It found no significant adverse effect on aboriginal people’s use of resources, or on the interests of aboriginal groups. And work will begin on assessing the next project in line, expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line to Vancouver. The central conclusion on Thursday from the panel was that “Canada and Canadians would be better off with the [pipeline] than without it.” The B.C. NDP rejected that conclusion. Green MLA Andrew Weaver said that could hold for just five years, but then the country would be left behind. That’s just the start of a debate that will rage for months. At one point the panel stated: “We encourage further dialogue.” That’s one thing it doesn’t have to worry about. — Glacier News Service

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Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

CAMPBELL RIVER COURIER-ISLANDER

What’s Happening This week in and around Campbell River TUESDAY DEC. DEC. 24 TUESDAY Christmas Eve Service: 6:30pm. Campbell River Baptist Church in the main auditorium.

Aladdin – A Christmas Pantomime: 7:30pm. Tidemark Baby Time: 10am to 11:30am. Theatre. Rivercity Players. CR Community Centre. For more Tickets: 250-287-7465 or www. information call 250-286-1161 tidemarktheatre.com �����

����� “A Christmas Carol” Eve: 6pm. Ocean Crest Community Church 291 McLean St. Everyone is invited. Christmas Past, Present & Future. Ocean Crest Community Church. 291 McLean St. A Candle Light Service.

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CR Fish and Wildlife Association indoor archery range: 6:30pm to 8pm. See Monday for more information.

Aladdin – A Christmas Pantomime: 7:30pm. Tidemark Theatre. Rivercity Players. Tickets: 250-287-7465 or www. tidemarktheatre.com

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CR Legion Fun Night: 5:30pm. Karaoke, free Bingo. Also meat Therapeutic Relaxation and paddle draw. 250-286WEDNESDAYDEC. DEC. WEDNESDAY 2525 Appointments: Every Monday. 6831 Come have a free relaxation Campbell River Parkinson Self treatment by trained hospice Help Support Group: 1:30pm volunteers. This is for persons to 3pm. Room 201, Campbell SATURDAY DEC. 28 struggling with illness, grief or SATURDAY DEC. 28 River Baptist Church Hall. for the Caregiver. Appointments Newcomers are welcome. For Aladdin – A Christmas are available by appointment info call Pat at 250-286-1354. Pantomime: 7:30pm. Tidemark only at the Campbell River Theatre. Rivercity Players. Hospice office, #104, 301 ����� Tickets: 250-287-7465 or www. Dogwood St. Please call 286tidemarktheatre.com 1121 to book your spot Al-Anon: noon to 1pm. St. Patrick’s Church, 34 S Alder St. Anonymous 12 step program for friends and families of SUNDAY SUNDAY DEC. DEC. 29 29 TUESDAY DEC. TUESDAY DEC. 31 31 alcoholics. For more info call Al-Anon: 7:30pm. 7th Day Barb at Family New Year’s Eve Adventist Church. 300 Thulin St. Celebration: 5pm to 9pm. 250-923-5537 or Judy at Anonymous 12-step programme Strathcona Gardens Recreation 250-923-1653 for friends and families of Complex. Free family fun. Skate, ����� alcoholics. For more info call Swim, and Activity night. Please Barb at 250-923-5537 or Judy at bring a helmet and hockey stick Diabetic Drop-in: 3pm to 250-923-1653 from home. Limited ice skates 4pm. on site – bring them if you got CR Hospital. Sunshine Wellness ����� them. Centre. For more information call 250-286-1161.

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Al-Anon: 1pm and 7:30pm. 7th Day Adventist Church. 300 Thulin St. Anonymous 12-step programme for friends and families of alcoholics. For more info call Barb at 250-923-5537 or Judy at 250-923-1653

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Try Curling! Every Tuesday 3:30pm to 5pm is OPEN ICE at the Campbell River Curling Club, 260 Cedar Street, (on Dogwood next door to Steiner Bakery). Ernie Koizumi will be on hand to help you learn and get into the game. Everyone welcome and it is FREE! For more info, call Ernie 250.287.1706.

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Al-Anon: 7pm. Children’s Centre on Quadra Island. Anonymous 12-step programme for friends and families of alcoholics. For more info call Barb at 250-923-5537 or Judy at 250-923-1653.

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CAMPBELL RIVER COURIER-ISLANDER

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2013

City preparing to revamp Zoning Bylaw To ensure the City’s Zoning Bylaw is consistent with the Official Community Plan, an update to the bylaw will occur in 2014. Campbell River’s Sustainable Official Community Plan (SOCP) was completed in early 2012 after extensive community visioning and input. The SOCP sets out general policies and locations for future land use types, and the zoning bylaw will be revised and updated to match. “After an Official Community Plan update, communities must revise zoning bylaws to make sure the two documents work together for consistent day-to-day land use administration,” explains Ross Blackwell, the City’s land use services manager.

What is a zoning bylaw? A zoning bylaw lays out which areas of the city are designated for residential, commercial, industrial, or other uses. A zoning bylaw specifies: • how land may be used • where buildings and other structures can be located on a property • types of uses permitted on a property • lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and street setbacks “Zoning helps facilitate orderly growth, create attractive neighbourhoods and provides some assurance to property owners and residents that the land use and characteristics of their neighbourhood will remain relatively

stable,” Blackwell adds. “A zoning bylaw also helps prevent land uses, building heights or locations that can conflict with neighbouring uses because the City will not issue a building permit for any building, construction or new development that does not comply with the zoning bylaw.” How does the Zoning Bylaw affect local property owners? People who intend to use, build on or develop their property need to confirm their project is permitted by the Zoning Bylaw and any related regulations. To learn more about the Zoning Bylaw update, attend a public open house in early 2014. Dates, times and locations will be announced in January.

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Tradition Carries On

The Vandergreindt family’s pet pig poses with Santa and his young owner during the annual pet photos with Santa event at Woofy’s Willow Point Saturday. Pet photos with Santa has been a tradition at Woofy’s for at least 20 years. During the four-hour event, more than 100 dogs and cats, but only one pig, were photographed. FINANCIAL PLANNING • INSURANCE • WEALTH MANAGEMENT

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The Campbell River Hospice Society, above, held their annual Christmas Open House and Luncheon at their Dogwood St. office on Dec. 18.

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Curbside collection changes during holiday

New Clients Welcome

and recyclables to the curb on Wednesdays are reminded that December 25 and January 1 pick-up will be moved to the following day. There will be no other day changes for waste collection, and regular collection resumes for Wednesdays after the holidays. “There’s no change Southgate in collection days on any We are so lucky to have Jack as part of our Southgate other day of the week. This community. He has a great attitude about learning and change applies to the two leadership. Jack is someone we can always count on, Wednesdays only,” says and often steps up to help, not because he has to, but Amber Zirnhelt, the City’s because he wants to. His peers and staff know him for sustainability manager. always having a smile on his face and kind words to say. “People scheduled for Thursday pick-up following Congratulations! Come get your prize December 25 and January 1 during the holidays should at the Courier-Islander office. be aware that collection times may vary from normal because Emterra is covering two routes those

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days.” While residents are encouraged to recycle as much as possible, extra garbage collection over the holidays will be available. From December 26 to January 10, Emterra will accept extra garbage for curbside collection to help people clear away after the holidays. No tags will be required for extra containers, but the weight limit still applies. Each container must weigh no more than 20 kg or 44 pounds. “We encourage people to find creative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle this Christmas, and create memories while reducing waste. For last minute green gift ideas, try gift certificates for local services such as a car wash, massage, dinner out, movie passes, ski tickets or other activities,”

Zirnhelt suggests. Questions about waste collection? Please contact Emterra at 250-286-0211. Campbell River waste collection guidelines and map are posted on the City’s website (www.campbellriver.ca) under Waste Collection. The same location offers information about weekly unlimited recycling, including pick-up of plastics #1-7. Residents are also reminded that an online directory (www. campbellriverrecycles.ca) provides current information about where to return and re-purpose more items than those picked up through curbside collection. Residents without Internet access can obtain paper copies of waste collection information at City facilities or from Emterra drivers.


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Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Salmon River diversion may be used as reservoir levels drop By Neil Cameron Campbell River Courier-Islander With water inflows into its Campbell River reservoir the second lowest in 50 years, BC Hydro is considering using the Salmon River diversion if the dry conditions continue. BC Hydro’s Stephen Watson said hydro’s major concern at the moment are salmon eggs and keeping the gravel bars containing them under water. “The weather conditions have not changed over the past month and therefore the low water inflow conditions continue

for the Campbell River system,” said Watson. “From Oct. 7 to date, the water inflows into the upstream reservoirs are now the second lowest in 50 years of record. Inflows continue to be about 30 cubic metres per second (m3/s) and discharges below the John Hart generating station are more than double at about 67 m3/s to keep incubating salmon eggs covered with water. The last 30 days have seen water inflows into the reservoirs being at 32 per cent of normal. River flows this time of year are normally between 80 m3/s and 124 m3/s, but BC Hydro continues to operate John Hart at 50 per cent of capacity to conserve water.”

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS BYLAW NO. 185 – QUADRA ISLAND ZONING BYLAW, 1990, Amendment No. 104 BYLAW NO. 186 – QUADRA ISLAND ZONING BYLAW, 1990, Amendment No. 105 AND BYLAW NO. 187 - QUADRA ISLAND ZONING BYLAW, 1990, Amendment No. 106 Date of Public Hearings:

January 2, 2014

Location of Public Hearings: Quadra Island Community Centre 970 West Road Quathiaski Cove, BC Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 185 will commence at: 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 186 will commence: Immediately following the close of Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 185 Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 187 will commence: Immediately following the close of Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 186 BYLAW NO. 185

Map 1 (Bylaw No. 185)

Area affected by proposed Bylaw No. 185: The subject area is described as Unsurveyed Crown foreshore or land covered by water being part of the bed of Discovery Passage, Sayward District, +/- 0.06 hectares in area as shown on Map 1 top right (Crown Land File No. 1412592). Purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 185: This bylaw, if adopted, would rezone the subject area from Access Two (AC-2) to Access One (AC-1) to permit the siting of an existing private dock. BYLAW NO. 186 Area affected by proposed Bylaw No. 186: The subject area is described as Unsurveyed Crown foreshore or land covered by water being part of the bed of Discovery Passage, Sayward District, +/- 0.15 hectares in area as shown on Map 2 right. Purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 186: This bylaw, if adopted, would rezone the subject area from Access Two (AC-2) to Access One (AC-1) to permit the construction of a dock for private moorage purposes. BYLAW NO. 187 Area affected by proposed Bylaw No. 187: The subject area is described as Unsurveyed Crown foreshore or land covered by water being part of the bed of Open Bay, Sayward District, +/- 0.10 hectares in area as shown on Map 3 below right (Crown Land File No. 1412092). Purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 187: This bylaw, if adopted, would rezone the subject area from Heritage One (HE-1) to Access One (AC-1) to permit the siting of an existing private dock.

Map 2 (Bylaw No. 186)

Copies of the proposed bylaws and related information are available for inspection at the Strathcona Regional District Customer Service Centre, located at #102 – 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., on Friday, December 20, 2013 and Monday, December 23, 2013 and from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 and Thursday, January 2, 2014. The bylaws and associated staff reports may also be viewed on the Strathcona Regional District website at www.strathconard.ca. The public hearings will be held by a delegation of Electoral Area Directors representing the Strathcona Regional District Board. Anyone who believes their interests are affected by the proposed bylaws will be given an opportunity to be heard or to file a written submission at the public hearings. Written submissions from persons who are unable to attend the public hearings may be delivered by hand or electronically to the Regional District office no later than 12:00 noon on January 2, 2014 to be considered as part of the public hearing record. The Strathcona Regional District cannot consider any representations made after the close of the public hearings.

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R. Hotsenpiller, Chief Administrative Officer Inquiries should be directed to: John Neill, Planner Strathcona Regional District 301 – 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River BC V9W 7Z8 Tel: 250-830-6700 | 1-877-830-2990 | Fax: 250-830-6710 Web: www.strathconard.ca | Email: planning@strathconard.ca

Upper Campbell Reservoir/Buttle Lake is the main water storage reservoir and is currently at about 215.9 metres, or about 2.3 metres below normal for this time of year. The reservoir has now entered a second-level corrective action zone after passing through the first corrective action zone earlier this fall — downstream river flows were correspondingly reduced at that time and remain the same. The reservoir can go down to 212 metres though BC Hydro would take further downstream river flow reductions should the reservoir level continue to drop. “BC Hydro is currently diverting only about 1.75 m3/s from the Quinsam River Diversion into the Lower Campbell Reservoir, and that is based on water conditions at Wokas Lake — the diversion of this water may not be able to continue,” said Watson. “Given the very low water abundance situation, BC Hydro, as an emergency measure, may begin to divert water as early as next week from the Salmon River Diversion that has been out of service since June 2010. There is a current capital project in place to look at upstream and downstream fish passage at the diversion dam, and modest dam safety upgrades, particularly to the concrete canal. Given every drop of water may count, BC Hydro is looking to divert about 2 m3/s to start with and will monitor if it’s safe to divert more water through the canal. This diversion will be based on available water in the Salmon River. Both the Salmon River and the Quinsam River have minimum downstream flow requirements.” Ironically that news comes after the Comox Valley chapter of the Steelhead Society of BC wrote to BC Hydro CEO Charles Reid Dec. 9 requesting the diversion be removed completely from the Salmon River. “Steelhead Society members and Campbell River volunteers question the whole concept of stealing water from one river to supplement another, especially from a river such as the Salmon with its rich producing capacity,” wrote Larry Peterson, chair of the CVSSBC. “The concept was wrong in the first place and in the context of global warming would be even more wrong now.” Watson said at about 213-214 metres, Upper Campbell Reservoir and Buttle Lake begin to separate with available water storage significantly reduced. Lower Campbell Reservoir/McIvor Lake is currently at 175.15 metres, or about 2.6 metres below normal for this time of year. This is the lowest reservoir level on record for the month of December, and is the third lowest on record for any time of the year over the past 50 years. The reservoir could go as low as 174 metres, though BC Hydro intends to operate down to 174.9 metres in the near future. Cabin owners on the reservoir lakes have expressed concern for their docks and water lines. Watson said owners may want to take preventative measures now and be prepared should the reservoir be required to go down to 174 metres. This reservoir has very little water storage room left, he said. Watson said John Hart Reservoir is operated tightly and typically does not fluctuate given the near-surface level of the John Hart dam water intake gates and the three pipelines. The forecasted weather forecast to the end of the year is relatively cool and dry. There is no significant storm system forecasted. Should the prolonged dry weather continue, sometime in January, BC Hydro will follow the water use plan guidelines of its water license and may reduce the downstream Campbell River flow below the current conservation flow, said Watson adding that it would have some impacts to salmon habitat. ncameron@courierislander.com

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Storm stabbed by Buccaneers By Ken Zaharia Courier-Islander Sports Editor What a difference a week makes. The last time the Campbell River Storm met the Nanaimo Buccaneers they literally skated over them 7-1 in front of nearly 1,000 fans at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. The Storm also outshot Nanaimo to the tune of 58-32 to jump over the Buccaneers into top spot of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League North Division. That game was Dec. 13, forward to Thursday, Dec. 19 and a totally different outcome. This time around the Buccaneers tripled up the Storm, 6-2, while holding the potent Campbell River attack to just 17 shots. In the 7-1 victory the least amount of shots the Storm had in a period was 16. The Storm played the Oceanside Generals at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday (game was in progress as of press time). The team then takes a Christmas break until Jan. 2 when they travel to Courtenay to play the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. The next night, Friday, Jan. 3, the Storm host the same Buccaneers. Game time at Rod Brind’Amour Arena is 7:30 p.m. In Thursday’s loss the Storm trailed 2-1 after the first period and 4-2 after two. Brayden Taekema scored his VIJHL leading 25th goal for the Storm’s first marker. The other half of the ‘twin tower power’ line, Brendan deVries, assisted on the goal as did newly acquired Michigan product Joe Costello. For Costello it was his fifth point in four games since joining the Storm two weeks ago. The second Storm goal came from deVries to raise his league leading points total to 56 on 20 goals and 36 assists. James Severs assisted on the play. Jack Surgenor was tagged with the loss in the Storm goal. Nanaimo outshot Campbell River 26-17.

Local drag racing team wins big Lance Racing, a Campbell River drag racing team, brought home the prestigious 2013 Canada West Doorslammers Association (CWDA) Championship. Team owner Brad Lance campaigns a two-car team in this fast bracket racing class. The main car, a seven second 185 mph ‘57 Chevy, is driven by Kevin Lance. The second car, an eight second 160 mph ‘55 Belair, is driven by Riverite Otto Schulte. The team and support includes Caddy Ianson, Emile Hickford, Leslie Schulte, LouAnne and crew chief Mark Simpson. This is the first CWDA championship win for Lance Racing, although driver Lance came razor close placing second in 2012. Both drivers were in contention for the championship right through the 2013 race season. However, following an engine failure set back in race three, Schulte went on to win in Ashcroft and moved up and held the points lead right through to the eighth and final race of the year. This was his first year running in the Doorslammers class. He and wife Leslie have raced their own drag cars Photos submitted for decades in the National Hot Rod Bottom photo, Otto Schulte with his 2013 hardware he won while driving his ’55 Belair, in top photo with See Drag Racing on page 15. braking parachute out.


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Vancouver Island Division 4B Men's Soccer League: Team G W L T F A P Mainstream Canada 10 9 0 1 54 6 28 Zgoda Jr. 11 8 2 1 49 9 25 Vic West 10 7 2 1 28 13 22 Juan de Fuca 11 6 4 1 18 23 19 Fernwood 11 4 7 0 20 21 12 PLSC Lakers 11 2 9 0 8 60 6 SFFC Originals 12 0 12 0 9 54 0 Mid Island Women’s Soccer League: Team G WL T P Mainstream Outlaws 11 8 1 2 26 Oceanside 10 7 1 2 23 CVUSC Revolution 11 7 2 2 23 Kickers 11 7 3 1 22 Nanaimo 10 6 4 0 18 Shooters 11 5 6 0 15 Port Alberni 10 3 6 1 10 Marine Harvest Bandits 10 2 7 1 7 Wheatys 11 2 8 1 7 River City FC 11 1 10 0 3

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Wednesday Night Ladies League: P Team Q T 1 ATM Dolls With Balls 27 242.5 2 Thursday Golden Crystals Seniors The Rockin Rollers 24 278.5 3 League: Jonny’s Bar & Lounge 21 305 *Second quarter winners 4 2nd Storie 16.5 287 P Team T 5 Lucky Strikes 16 278 1 Axolotl* 32 6 Az-Tec 15 228 Campbell River Monday Night Adult 2 Octopi 22 7 Strike Outs 12.5 291 Coed Volleyball League: 3 Mermaids 21 8 Pin Ups 12 245.5 'A' Division 3 Orcas 21 Team Highs Team G W L SW SL 5 Stingrays 18 Scratch Game - ATM Dolls With Balls Dilligaf 3 2 0 6 0 6 Sand Dollars 17 620 Kiss My Ace 3 2 0 6 0 6 Starfish 17 Scratch Series - ATM Dolls With Balls Net Results 3 1 2 2 4 8 Sea Lions 12 1,704 Kids Wanna Block 3 1 2 2 5 Handicap Game - ATM Dolls With The Booyahs! 3 1 2 2 5 Team Highs Balls 894 Serves You Right 3 0 3 2 6 Points Over Series Average - Axolotl Individual Highs 'B' Division +208 Scratch Game - D Young 196 Snoops Dogs 3 3 0 6 0 Scratch Game - Stingrays 923 Handicap Game - Wendy Johansen 251 Bombers 3 2 1 4 Scratch Series - Octopi 2,477 Most Over Average Game - Wendy 4 2 We Like Big Bumps 3 2 1 Individual Highs Johansen +51 Campbell River Men’s Hockey League: 2 Ball So Hard 3 2 1 4 3 Scratch Series - Men - Bill CraigieMost Over Average Series - Marlene Team G WL T P Bump It Up 3 0 3 1 6 Manson 679; Women - Gail Shillito 584 Jordan +66 Timberwolves 14 13 0 1 27 Scratch Game - Men - Bill CraigieSafe Sets 3 0 3 0 6 Terror 14 11 2 1 23 Manson 236; Women - Gail Shillito 238 Thursday Morning 50+ Seniors Barnes Bros. 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Drag Racing from page 13. Association’s bracket racing series, pulling home nine prior championships. Asked how it feels to step up to a fast class of cars Schulte laughs and says, “Well, these rockets sure get your attention. I have watched these quick hot rods run for years, but there is no way to prepare or explain what it feels like to launch one of these off the starting line. Frankly it’s like getting rear-ended by a speeding and accelerating locomotive. It drives you back into the seat and never lets up. However, like anything else in life, once you do it a few dozen times you just get use to it.” Fortunately Lance had Schulte get some seat time in 2012 in order to get use to the new 1,020 horsepower ride. Lance’s choice paid off. Lance Racing would like to especially thank its local sponsors who make all of this possible, including Alpine Excavating, Finning Tractor, Probyn, Interfor, Lordco, Associated

Tire, Bill Howich Chrysler, North Island Machine Works, C.R. Metal Fabricators, NorCan, Brian Toner, Last Choice Logging, Priority Contracting, K. Lance Logging and SCP Scaling. Also, thanks to the main Association sponsor Fortin’s Engines out of Chilliwack and many others who sponsor the CWDA. Schulte especially thanks his wife Leslie. “She and I have been drag racing together since the 80’s,” said Otto. “She handles the data collection during and between runs, which is critical for predicting times for the next pass. Without her I wouldn’t have won a single championship, including this one.” Asked about 2014, Schulte remarks, “Defending a championship is as big as winning one, but I’ve been in this game long enough to know you start off a new season from square one. Actually, you have to try even harder having a target on your back! Hopefully I get the chance to double up.”

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Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Dear Santa,,, Here is my letter to you!

INVENTORY CLEAROUT We’d rather sell it Campbell River

Merry Christmas

Campbell River

From True Blue to YOU!

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PET FOODS We only sell the best natural foods!

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Furniture Covers!

Hand Made Sweaters

Adorable clothes, coats & safety gear!

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Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

LIVING/www.courierislander.com

CAMPBELL RIVER COURIER-ISLANDER

Dear Santa,,, Here is my letter to you!

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CAMPBELL RIVER COURIER-ISLANDER

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

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MEDICAL/ DENTAL HELP Wanted Dental Receptionist/C.D.A. part-time for established dental practice. Apply in person at: Dr. Brodie’s office, Willow Point Dental, #200 2116 South Island Highway.

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian Record Suspension (Criminal pardon) seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation, peace of mind? Free consultation: 1-800-347-2540

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OFFICE/CLERICAL Administrative Assistant-Part Time Roga Contracting Ltd., is a forestry based company with operations in Kamloops, Prince George, Cranbrook and Vancouver Island. Currently there is an opening for an Administrative Assistant at its Campbell River office. This position is permanent, part time. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail and good interpersonal skills. Duties include but are not limited to data entry, reception and production administration. The Successful candidate will:

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Have strong analytical and communication skills, Be a self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision, Have a sound knowledge of ACCPAC - Windows Version, and Have a sound knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Candidates with experience in the forest industry will be given preference. Experience with Loggers Edge software would be considered an asset. Please forward resume to: Roga Contracting Ltd. 722 Mt Paul Way Kamloops, BC V2H 1B5 or sue@roga.ca

                                  

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BUILDING SUPPLIES STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS UP TO 60% OFF! 30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

SNOW BLOWER Ariens 24 inch, self propelled,new engine, will take cultivator $250 firm. 250-338-9772



LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS .

RE: The estate of Norman Braes Ellis, deceased, formerly of Sayward, British Columbia .

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Norman Braes Ellis are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Mildred Toth c/o Tees Kiddle Spencer, 200 - 1260 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C8 on or before February 5, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to tit, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

Switchboard: 250-287-7464 Circulation: 250-287-9770

APARTMENTS/ CONDOS FOR RENT SANTA BARBARA APTS 2bdrm near Merecroft Shopping Cntr, clean quiet bldg, onsite laundry, prking, Jan 1, $675/mo, NS/N/P. 250-923-4594 Wow! Ocean and mountain view! Amazing! 2 bedrooms, top floor. Walk up. Coin laundry on the main floor. On bus route. Across from seawalk. No smoking. No Pets. Ref’s required $775 + utilities Call 250-204-0503

SUITES FOR RENT C/R, 2 bdrm suite in 4 plex near town, schools. All amenities. Hardwood floors, new exterior. Avail now. $725/mo. 250-889-9353. Email boarsnest@shaw.ca

HOUSES FOR RENT 5 BR basic family home, on oceanfront, 771 S. Island Hwy. $1200/mo, refs, Feb 1st 250-287-0011 UNIQUE HOUSE priv & quiet, S/F, W/D, Wstove $1,000/mth +util No Dogs 778-420-4505

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We thank all those who express interest but will only be contacting those to be interviewed.



In January 2014, You can use Curve’s strength training machines in conjunction with Jillian Michael’s bodyweight-based exercise classes to ramp up your metabolism and transform your physique! These classes are FREE for members! From Dec. 27 - 30 ONLY, we’re offering a special joining fee of just $20.14 Call for details! 250-287-8379

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Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

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CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY The Age of Anxiety

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Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose making the announcement at Cedars at Cobble Hill Wednesday.

Feds announce funding to help stamp out youth substance abuse

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose chose the Cedars at Cobble Hill to announce an $11.5-million national project aimed at stamping out youth substance abuse on Wednesday. The Cedars at Cobble Hill is an addiction treatment centre and while there, Ambrose joined physicians and leading addiction recovery specialists at a roundtable to discuss “real, practical solutions to support Canadians in prevention and recovery.” “There are millions of Canadians living in short and long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs,” Ambrose said. “Today’s roundtable was about listening to experts and community members about what we can do better to prevent our children and youth from using drugs, and to further support people in recovery from addiction.” The event was one staff at the Cedars at Cobble Hill were pleased to host. “We are thrilled with the leadership of Minister Ambrose in making recovery and prevention a priority,” said Neal Berger, executive director of Cedars. The goal of the new five-year program, dubbed A Health Promotion and Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada’s Youth, which dovetails with work already being done through the National AntiDrug Strategy, is to prevent illicit drug use among Canadians aged 10 to 24. Education, sustainable partnerships and national prevention standards will help foster that goal, Ambrose noted. “Preventing substance abuse among young people is a critical focus of the government’s National Anti-Drug Strategy,” she said. “Through this contribution, we are helping to increase awareness among youth of the dangers of experimenting with drugs, assisting parents in keeping their kids drug-free, and ultimately keeping our communities safe and healthy.” Five key priority areas will see the bulk of the $11.5 million including a knowledge exchange network “to fill a need for a prevention hub that will promote communications and collaboration amongst those who work in youth substance abuse prevention, as well as access to existing resources, tools and knowledge on prevention from a broad range of partners.” Other aims include tackling marijuana myths, building youth resilience through sport and recreation and developing new strategies for youth substance abuse prevention.

COMMUNITY UPDATE DECEMBER 24, 2013

Holiday Garbage & Recycling Collection Information Residents whose curbside collection day falls on Christmas or New Year’s day will receive their collection the following day (Thursday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 2).

We live in perilous times. Rogue states with chemical or atomic weapons, fanatical terrorist groups spreading fear and hatred across the globe, and technology that changes too quickly for anyone to keep up with it are all part of our modern world. Our fears are stoked by the modern media’s 24/7 news cycle and its insistence that something terrible is just around the corner. Even those who are not particularly tuned into the news are anxious; there is a certain anxiety that comes with our modern technology. The noise of the cell phone ringing is like an alarm going off and it’s often just as startling. The ping of your computer telling you that you have a new message pushes the same anxiety button, and since our phones allow us to be constantly connected we are now living constantly with alarms, buzzers and a sense of time urgency. So, what can we do about all of this? A first step might be to choose more soothing ring tones or just to turn the computer and phone off for extended periods of time. We should also take time out of our busy schedules for solitude and quiet time, a time when we might commune with God or nature and our souls can be at rest. God does not want us to be anxious; be in His presence and trust in the Lord. — Christopher Simon

145 Simms Road, Willow Point Phone 250-923-3776

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE December 24th • 7:00 pm

Remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle this holiday season! Green Giving Tip: Create memories, not garbage! Make gift certificates for pet walking, car washes, household chores or a meal out or fun activity together!

WOOD BURNING TIPS

For more information www.trinity-pres.com

Rev. John Green

Like us on Facebook @ City of Campbell River

(corner of South Dogwood & Pinecrest)

“A Christmas Carol” Eve

Tuesday, Dec. 24th 6:00pm New Years Eve Potluck 5pm Watch Night Service 11pm Sunday 10:30 am • Wednesday 7pm

301 St. Ann’s Road Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7 Telephone: 250-286-5700 info@campbellriver.ca www.campbellriver.ca

Rector: Rev. Canon Dr. Blair Haggart 228 South Dogwood St. ph. 250-286-1613

Christmas Past, Present & Future

Captains/Pastors Gordon & Karen Taylor 291 McLean St., (just off Alder) 250-287-3720

Tip #5 Don’t burn driftwood: When you burn drift wood, chlorine from the salt water combines with the smoke and produces dioxins and furans, which are dangerous carcinogens.

Traditional Eucharist Family Worship & Children's Programming Tuesday, December 24th - Christmas Eve 4:00 pm - Family Christmas Eve Service 11:00 pm - Midnight Service Wednesday, December 25th - Christmas Day 10:30 am - Holy Eucharist

The compassion of Jesus coming alive

EVERYONE WELCOME

Winter wood smoke is one of the largest sources of fine particulate air pollution. Exposure has been linked to adverse health effects and decreased life expectancy. Following Burn it Smart principles for using wood as a fuel can help reduce neighbourhood air pollution – so we can all breathe a little easier.

Sundays 8:30 am 10:00 am

Sunday Family Worship 10:30 am

The Meaning Of Christmas Christmas Eve Dec. 24th 6:30pm

Christmas Eve Services Family Candlelight Service 7:00 pm Communion 10:00 pm Corner of Pinecrest and Birch Wayne Hughes

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Dec. 24th at 6:30pm Sundays @ 10am

2215 Campbell River Rd Senior Pastors Barry & Nancy Kaardal www.crvineyard.ca tel (250) 286-3372

Sunday School begins @ 10:45AM

Visit Catholics Come Home.Org Been away from the church for a while? Missing It? Welcome Home Mass Sat. 5pm, Sun. 9&11am Daily Wed.-Fri. 9am Confessions before all masses Shaw TV Channel 130 EWTN, 160 Salt & Light 24 Hrs, and Telus Channel 13

“Finding MEANING out of Meaninglessness” A sermon series from The Book of Ecclesiastes “Clear, Relevant Messages” Friendly Welcome for all!

SUNDAYS 10:00 a.m. Phone 250-287-3498

250-10th Ave., Campbell River Pastor Larry Martin • 250-287-8786 Website: www.gotchurch.ca


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Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Your Satisfaction Is Always Guaranteed!

From All Of Us At Discovery Foods

On behalf of the Owners and Staff of Discovery Foods, we would like to thank everyone for all of your support throughout the year. Open Boxing Day 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Open New Year’s Day 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 100% LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED FAMILY FRIENDLY GROCERY STORE!


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December 24, 2013 issue of the Campbell River Courier Islander

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