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Campbell River comes through for Hampers 1,096 hampers delivered The picture at right is much better than the picture we ran just before Christmas that showed the desperate situation the Knights of Columbus were in with their annual Christmas Hamper program this year. That picture showed basically empty shelves. This one shows volunteers gathering to help package and deliver the hampers and a warehouse full of goods. Somehow the community came together and ensured that all 1,096 hampers were filled out, packaged and delivered. It was an amazing example of how Campbell River pulls together when things get tough. It was the 40th anniversary of the K of C Hamper Fund. You can get a better understanding of just what it takes to pull this off every year by looking at the slideshow on our website. You can also scan the picture at right with your phone.

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City gets grant for seniors recreation program The City of Campbell River has received a $5,000 grant to support a recreation program for seniors whose needs are not met by existing fitness programs. The program will be offered to older adults, who live with limitations, to improve their activity level and help keep them socially engaged with enhanced physical independence. The structured

community programs,” said Ross Milnthorp, the city’s general manager of parks, recreation and culture. “Having an appropriate class will help older adults who are less physically able to increase their fitness level and improve their overall health and quality of life.” In Campbell River, from 2006 to 2011, the

exercise program will include a personal assessment, an education component and a social component with the Campbell River Seniors Centre Society. “The UBCM Age-friendly Community Planning and Project Grant will help offer an exercise and social program for older adults whose health needs are not being met by current

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65-plus age group increased by 31.5 per cent. Stats Canada indicates the median age of adults in Campbell River is five years above the Canadian average. For more information regarding their programs, please call the City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department at the Community Centre, 250-286-1161, or the Sportsplex, 250-923-7911.

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One of the difficulties with fisheries management is figuring out what happens to hatchery fish once they are released. This inoculation program will give fisheries managers some indiFisheries managers all along the west coast cation of the prevalence of vibriosis during the will be keeping a close eye on Campbell River in salmon’s early ocean survival. 2014. It could have huge cost savings as well. If the The first returns of specially marked and inoculation process proves successful, then the inoculated coho salmon from the Fisheries and Oceans Quinsam River Hatchery will be analyzed coho may not have to be kept, fed and cared for as long in the hatchery facility. as part of the only such program of its kind. “When those adults and jacks come back into While similar inoculation programs take place the hatchery, we will look for the tagged fish and with chinook salmon, none have been done with sample them for their tags. If we find that the coho. And the chinook inoculation is delivered vaccinated group has sigvia a ‘bath’. In this pronificantly more numbers, cess the coho receive a than the placebo (control) direct injection. Photo by Neil Cameron group, then we will have In 2012, the first some initial indication One of thousands of coho that are part of a unique experiment gets a coded wire tag insertbatch of marked and that vaccinating coho is ed into its nose at the Quinsam Hatchery just before Christmas. inoculated coho were worthwhile,” said hatchreleased into the Salish ery manager Dave Ewart. Sea. There were 40,000 “Injection vaccinating P fin-clipped, inoculated SHOE of coho for vibriosis is and coded wire tagged H T something that our DFO coho released. A similar salmon enhancement number went through program has not tried at the exact same prepPhoto by Neil Cameron a hatchery. This is a first aration, except that the Hatchery technicians clip and mark the • CHRISTMAS DAY that I¹m aware of.” IN-STORE • CANUCKS JERSEY inoculation was a saline coho in the experiment. • BOXING DAY One of the major solution — a control in PRIZES • $50 GIFT CARDS • NEW YEARS DAY sponsors of the program the experiment. is the Campbell River Salmon Foundation and With some of those coho having returned others include Mercury Marina and Trailer Park, POPULAR BC WINES AT OR BELOW LIQUOR STORE PRICES as jacks in 2013— males that mature early and a $1,000 donation from Marine Harvest Canada, return one year earlier than normal to spawn • MISSION HILL • INNISKILLEN and the Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences — analytics are soon to be done as to the inocu• JACKSON TRIGGS Black Series who donated fish health checks of the juveniles lation success. before inoculation, at release in the spring, and • OYSTER BAY • SUMAC RIDGE So, if more jacks returned that were inocuwhen the adults return. Also, Novartus donated Dry Red & Dry White Wines 4 L • PELLER FAMILY SERIES lated with the real vaccine than those with the the vaccine ($700 per year), Northwest Marine $3.00 BELOW placebo, fisheries managers will have the first 750 ml Red & White Wines Technology donated coded wire tags ($4,000 per indication that the program works. $ year), Syndel labs donated anaesthetic ($200 per The coho are being inoculated against vibplus deposit year), and Fisheries & Oceans Canada, (Quinsam riosis, a pathogen that researchers believe is especially prevalent in the spring when the young Hatchery), is providing in-kind services valued at approximately $8,000. coho are released into the wild.

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Boston Pizza doubles fund raising goal It started with an idea to do something for the community during the holidays, to help the less fortunate and make it a Merry Christmas for everyone. That’s when Chris Seeley and his father Larry at Boston Pizza decided to put $1,500 of their money on the table with the idea of matching donations from diners for 21 days to a grand total of $3,000, then divide up the donations between the Campbell River Food Bank, Knights Of Columbus and The Salvation Army. “I really didn’t expect the response we got,” said Chris. “The first day of the campaign, Neil Foxcroft from Willow Point Collision dug $200 out of his pocket and it just snowballed from there.” Over the next three weeks generous Campbell River diners at Boston Pizza donated $4,000 including one anonymous donation of $3,000 from a group of hard working mechanics

to bring the total to $7,000. “I’m just thrilled at the outcome, it just goes to show you what a great and giving community we have and I can’t say enough about the Courier Islander newspaper who came on board as our media sponsor along with Ayaz from Sure Copy who created the giant thermometer at the front of the store to track the fundraising,” said Seeley. “A lot of diners made a donation mentioning they saw the ad in the paper and some people just came in not intending to dine and made a donation, even when Santa came to dine with us we gathered 120 pounds of food and toys for the Knights of Columbus. “My father and I want to extend our personal thanks to everyone who made a donation.” Seeley plans to run the campaign again next year and has ambitious plans to try and beat this year’s total.


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Campbell River’s 43rd annual bird count Jan. 4 The Campbell River Christmas Bird Count takes place Saturday, Jan. 4, from sunrise to sundown. Novice and expert birders are welcome. Participants will be assigned to one of 12 teams, each with a specific area to cover. Most of the count areas include both upland and oceanfront areas. Each team has at least one expert who can identify bird species in the area. The teams then compare notes at a wrap-up get-togeth-

This will be the 114th global Christmas Bird Count and the 43rd in Campbell River. er, usually in a local pub or restaurant Anyone with a bird feeder can also participate by keeping an eye on their feeder throughout the count day and reporting the highest count for each species at any one time. This will be the 114th global Christmas Bird Count

and the 43rd in Campbell River. But it is not just Campbell River that takes part. From Dec. 14 through Jan. 5, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Each of the citizen scientists who annually brave winter weather to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife

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Lucky Friday Dec. 13 was the day on which the Community Christmas Hamper Fund received a donation of $1,000 from Marine Harvest. Shown above are, from left, Clare Backman (Marine Harvest), John Gernon (Knights of Columbus) and Greg Gibson (Marine Harvest).

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If Nissan Finance qualified lease/ finance customers choose to forego the 6 bi-weekly finance/semi-monthly lease payments waiver option, customer receives 1 payment of $500//$500//$1,000//$1,000//$1,000, applied before taxes and will be deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes on 2014 Versa Note//2013/2014 Sentra//2013/2014 Altima Sedan//2013/2014 Juke//2013 Rogue. The 6 bi-weekly finance/semi monthly lease Payment Waiver cannot be combined with the NF Cash Support, only one option can be selected. This is a limited time offer. Not combinable with fleet discounts. First time buyers are not eligible for the program. Conditions apply. ≠^Finance offers are now available on new 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission/2013 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG53 AA00), manual transmission/2014 Pathfinder S 4X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission. Selling Price is $13,165/$13,415/$31,558 financed at 0.9%/0%/2.9% APR equals 182/52/182 bi-weekly of $69/$258/$192 for an 84/24/84 month term. $999/$0/$0 down payment required. Cost of borrowing is $392/$0/$3,349.04 for a total obligation of $13,557/$13,415/$34,907. $1,250 NF Finance Cash/$3,000 stackable trading dollars included in advertised price, applicable only on Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00/B5RG14 AE00)/all new 2013 Sentra models on finance purchases through subvented loan/lease and loan contracts only through Nissan Finance. $500 dealer participation included and available only on 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission. This offer is only available on finance offers of an 84 month term only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Conditions apply. ‡3,000 stackable cash is valid on the purchase or lease of any 2013 Sentra model available with subvented lease and/or loan rates from Dec. 17th, 2013. ‡ $4,000/$13,000 non-stackable cash discount is valid on all new 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan models/all 2013 Titan models when registered and delivered between Dec.17, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014. The cash discount is only available on the cash purchase, and will be deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease or finance rates. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Conditions apply. X $13,165/$13,415/$31,558/$21,393/$25,128 Selling Price for a new 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission/2013 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG53 AA00), manual transmission/2014 Pathfinder S 4X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission/2013 Altima Sedan 2.5 (T4LG13 AA00), CVT transmission/2014 Rogue S FWD (Y6RG14 AA00), CVT transmission. $1,250 NF Finance Cash /$3,000 stackable trading dollars included in advertised price, applicable only on Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00/B5RG14 AE00)/all 2013 Sentra models on finance purchases through subvented loan/lease and loan contracts only through Nissan Finance. $500 dealer participation included in advertised selling price and available only on 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission. This offer is only available on finance offers of an 84 month term only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Conditions apply. VModels shown $20,585/$21,515/$43,658/$34,293/$34,728 Selling Price for a new 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S SL (B5TG14 NA00), Xtronic CVT® transmission/2013 Sentra 1.8 SR (C4RG13 RT00), CVT transmission/2014 Pathfinder Platinum 4X4 (5XEG14 AA00), CVT transmission/2013 Altima Sedan 3.5 SL (T4SG13 AA00), CVT transmission/2014 Rogue SL AWD Premium model (Y6DG14 BK00), CVT transmission. *≠^‡XVFreight and PDE charges ($1,567/$1,567/$1,560/$1,695/$1,630), certain fees, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where applicable are included. License, registration, air-conditioning levy ($100) where applicable, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Finance and lease offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between Dec. 17, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014. †Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) Entry Level Segmentation. MY14 Versa Note v. MY13/14 competitors. ∞Fuel economy from competitive intermediate/compact 2013 internal combustion engine models sourced from Autodata on 13-12-2012. Hybrids and diesels excluded. 2013 Altima fuel economy tested by Nissan Motor Company Limited. Altima: 2.5L engine (7.4L/100 KM CITY/5.0L/100 KM HWY), 3.5L (9.3L/100 KM CITY/6.4L/100 KM HWY). 3.5L shown. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison purposes only. ∞Ward’s Large Cross/Utility segment. MY14 Pathfinder vs. 2013 Large Cross/Utility Class. 2014 Pathfinder S 2WD with CVT transmission fuel consumption estimate is 10.5L/100 KM CITY | 7.7L/100 KM HWY | 9.3L/100 KM combined. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison purposes only. 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Now’s your chance to learn international cooking abroad, who now call Campbell River home, will share their kitchen tips and tricks, and their recipes. Participants will receive a cookbook of the recipes so they can continue their cultural cooking at home. The cooking class series is a welcoming atmosphere to share, not only the chefs’ secrets, but also the stories of their journeys to Canada. “We encourage the participants to ask us questions about our home countries and our voyage here,” said chef Khammy Quan. To register or for more information, please contact the Community Engagement team at 250-830-0171 or Tamara.Tutt@ImmigrantWelcome. ca.

After the scrumptious success of the fall cooking class series, the Immigrant Welcome Centre is announcing the next series in January 2014. The cooking classes will be held every Tuesday evening at the Robron Centre, room A114, on Jan. 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Each class is $35, or the series of four classes is on sale for $100. All registration fees are donated to the International Women’s Group in support of their activities, day trips, and guest speakers. This session will feature mouthwatering, authentic dishes from Japan, Italy, China, and Vietnam. At each class, chef instructors from

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Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. Charles de Montesquieu

French social commentator during the Age of Enlightenment

Our View Taking credit and bad debt

The problem with taking credit for something is that there is usually some bad debt to go along with it. As we close out one year and head for another, that is perhaps where Campbell River city council is. They enter the last year of their term of office and now move towards the municipal elections in late 2014. It has been a tumultuous time, with a council and mayor that have differed on so many fronts, from the budget process, to the council process to the right of the mayor to speak his mind. No more did that become more evident then in recent weeks when council voted the mayor off the Strathcona Regional District. The councillors took heat from some Campbell River voters who didn’t appreciate their choice as civic leader having his influence so reduced. The ‘divisiveness’ of council was blamed for adversely affecting the current boom that is happening. That led to at least one incumbent member of council to say that the divisiveness couldn’t have been that bad, considering the very boom in question. But if credit is to be taken for BC Hydro’s billion dollar relocation project and the building of a new hospital in Campbell River, then the bad debt scenario also has to be assigned. For instance, while the BC Hydro project will generate millions in economic benefit, it will also cost city taxpayers millions to re-hook up their water supply. And while the new hospital is welcome news, there is still the question about whether it has enough beds for the future of a city that is booming and aging at the same time. And then of course, if past councils are to be credited with the downtown redevelopment strategy — which is a good one — it must also accept partial responsibility for the closure of the mill and the failed cruise ship facility. Perhaps it’s better if this council concentrates more on an amicable approach to the future that puts Campbell River ahead of political gamesmanship. Poll Question: Is 2014 going to be a good year for Campbell River? Vote at www.courierislander.com

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From our readers

Barrie Brown fondly remembered

It was with great regret and sadness that we heard of the recent passing of one of Campbell River’s more prominent personalities, Barrie Brown. Barrie was a great supporter of the Campbell River and District Food Bank Society. In the mid 90s Barrie decided we could use a pick-up truck to do our daily business, so he donated one, complete with canopy. He added a maintenance contract and a few years later when he realized our truck’s tires were bald, he replaced them.

We still drive that truck bearing his name and sponsorship. We have put hundreds of miles on our Barrie Brown truck and even though it is showing its age, it is still an active and integral part of our daily life. Gone, but never forgotten — we remember Barrie for his generosity, his spirit and his support. Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers, Campbell River and District Food Bank Society

A rural mind that made a difference dozen years, 27 cities will top the 10 million mark. As I write, there are 90 cities in China alone that host more than a million citizens each. 2008 was the tipping point. Since that year the world has offiAll my life I’ve stood on the sidelines of a titanic battle between cially had more people living in cities than in rural areas. the City and the According to Laurence Country. Now it’s offiSmith, author of a cial: the City has won. book called The World Not for me personArthur Black in 2050, cities in the ally. I’m still a country developing world bumpkin who lives have been bloating many green and verdant by about three milmiles from the nearest lion people per week. stoplight, billboard or That, says Smith, is high-rise, but worldthe equivalent of addwide, I’m grasping the ing one more Seattle short end of the stick. to the planet every Humans — nearly all day. Worldwide, farm7.3 billion of us — are ers and farm workers flocking to cities like fruit flies to an overripe kumquat. In are becoming obsolete. Think of it: for the first time in history, most 1950 there were only two cities in the world with populations over 10 humans have no personal ability to grow their own food or supply their million. By 2007 there were 19. The U.N. estimates that within a own water. I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen

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I can’t be the only one who finds know who spent four decades living in the boonies of rural Canada. She that ominous. Mind you, it’s not as if we’re run- went about her business with her eyes open and her ears cocked. ning out of real estate for all these From what she saw and heard she cities. Experts say all of humanwrote 14 books crammed with short ity could fit into a space the size stories about the rural world around of Alberta – each with a personal her. townhouse, in “I don’t think I’d fact. Experts say have been nearly so But we lose an awful lot with all of humanity brave a writer if I’d lived in town and if mass urbanization. could fit into a I had gone to school with other people Just about space the size of who were interested everything I hold the same things dear, actually. Alberta – each in I was, and what we My city call a higher friends somewith a personal might cultural level,” she times ask me said recently, “I if I don’t get townhouse didn’t have to cope lonely, living in with that” the country. I tell She did pretty well with what she them that I only feel lonely on subhad, though. way trains and in airports. They Recently the world agreed and ask: “But don’t you find it boring? gave Alice Munro the Nobel Prize Unstimulating?” for Literature. I refer them to a lady we all

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A TRUE CAMPBELL RIVER CHRISTMAS St. Jean’s Cannery made a special donation to the Knights of Columbus Hamper fund. They contributed 980 cans of shrimp pate, 24 jars of Niko’s honey mustard, 504 cans of regular canned salmon and 216 cans of canned smoke salmon. In the photo, from left, are Ken Niesen, Richard Paquette, John Gernon of the Knights and Mary Ellen Gulliver from St Jean’s Cannery.

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The Campbell River Seniors’ Centre would like to give a huge thank you to Pastor Art von Holst of The Radiant Life Church. We had to vacate our previous premises and with nowhere to go he stepped up in our time of need to offer us the use of the church until we were able to seek another location. We were still able to provide nutritious lunches, a place for our seniors to come play bingo, cards and also to come socialize. We would also like to send a thank you to The Eagles for opening their doors to our pool playing members so that they could continue to play pool. And lastly to Save On Foods for very generously donating bread for our lunches the past couple of years. It was very much appreciated. The goal of our Board is to establish a dedicated Senior Centre to promote activities and services that will help maintain the health and well being of our senior population through social and nutritional programs. We are currently serving lunches and having activities at The Sportsplex and activities at the Community Centre. Please phone 250-914-4401 for hours and any information needed. We are very grateful for all your generosity and will do our best to improve senior facilities in Campbell River. The Board & Members C.R. Seniors’ Centre

Last week I received my paper and was so happy to see my blurb made the roses and thorns section, However, in hindsight I did not state exactly who our organization is.....Campbell River Outreach Program — The Soup Kitchen. While many, may realize this is who we are we appreciate any public awareness that we can receive. We serve on average over 50 clients each week and during the past couple months these numbers have reached in excess of 80 on many Saturdays. We are indeed a very small group who are able to perform this service only because we have such a dedicated group of volunteers as well as local donations. Perhaps something can be printed so people do indeed realize who wrote this article and once again, my apologies for my oversight. Happy Holidays..... Roses to all the business’s and home owners who kept their sidewalks clear for pedestrians during our snow falls, I hate to say that you were the minority. It is sad to see not only the older people who need to get about but families with young children, walking or in buggies trying to navigate the sidewalks around town, far too many were forced onto the sides of the road. To the ones that were too lazy to get the job done, hope you had a good Christmas anyway. Icy

A bouquet of Red Blood Drops to all the folks who took time out and donated blood at the December clinic. You have given the gift of life! Many thanks for your loyalty to give blood. We also send a bouquet of thanks to our volunteers who take the time to come out to host the clinic, making everyone feel welcome, serving the juice and cookies! Gratitude to all the businesses that sponsor the page in our local newspapers advertizing the dates. Thank you Campbell Riverites for your generosity. The next Blood Donor Clinic is Feb. 4, 5 and 6 at the Community Centre on 11th Avenue. Hope to see you there!! For more information call 1-888-2DONATE Volunteer Team Leaders, Pat Bauer, Pat Craig, Debbie Grydeland

volunteers, Oyster River Elementary parents, many “anonymous” donors, and the Save-On Foods Bakery Dept. (For 14 years continual support of our Breakfast Program!) Your generosity is very much appreciated and we wish you a very happy and healthy New Year! Cedar Elementary School

A huge heart full of Roses to Suttons for the thoughtful and memorable “Blue Christmas” service and beautiful Remembrance tree memento. Bernice

A huge bouquet of Christmas roses to Quay West for putting on their third annual free turkey dinner in aid of the Food Bank. The meal was delicious and graAs we are coming to the ciously served by staff who were end of the calendar year, we happy to be doing it. The owner’s would like the opportunity grandson busied himself helping to send baskets of roses and a huge people with their food donations, thak you to the many individuals and was part of the Campbell River and businesses who donate funds, Children’s Choir. supplies, or time in support of variThe choir added to the atmoous activities and events within the Cedar Elementary School community: sphere greatly. It was a real treat Staples, Palladian, Dolphins Resort, to be there and my husband and I C.R. Firefighters, Lyn Kohlhofer, CR really enjoyed the whole experience. Rotary, CR Daybreak Rotary, Colleen We look forward to next year and and Gary Epp, our crew of volunteer hope it will be just as marvellous. readers each week, Kathy Babchuk, Thanks to Quay West and the the CREW Ladies, Sticks ‘N Stones staff for a good job well done. We Nursery, Campbell River Garden are sure the Food Bank did well too. Centre, Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, Anne Cedar PAC, Cedar bagged lunch

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Stacey Larsen, Jerry Walerius, Ted Klettke Sr., Wade Major and Sarah Ostofohoff admire the pink salmon eggs they placed in Mohun Creek before Christmas.

CR Fish and Wildlife’s pink ‘gifts’ are in place Volunteers from Campbell River’s Fish and Wildlife Association deposited 100,000 early Christmas ‘gifts’ for Mohun Creek recently. The ‘eyed’ pink salmon eggs were placed in a special incubation box in the Mohun Creek watershed, north of Campbell River. The volunteers will monitor the eggs regularly over the coming winter and release the fry to the stream next spring. This effort continues the salmon enhancement program CRFW has been working on for eight years. Thanks to former DFO Community Advisor Barry Peters, Quinsam River Hatchery originally provided fish and eggs for this program. Following Peters’ retirement, Stacey Larsen worked with others at the hatchery to improve the incubation box design and supply this year’s eggs. Larsen has since handed over this important duty to Sarah Ostofohoff, DFO’s new Community Advisor. Pink salmon returns have become an important resource for many local and visiting summer anglers. “We’re very grateful for the comPhoto submitted munity support for our annual banquet Under the watchful eyes of President Wade Major which provides the ongoing funds for and Community Advisor Stacey Larsen, Gloria this important conservation project,” said Klettke and Jerry Walerius carefully deposit the CRFW president Wade Major. eggs in the incubation box. Campbell River and District Fish and through education, skills training and social Wildlife Association provides opportunities development, and through associated outdoor for participating in environmental conservaprojects. For more information visit http:// tion, archery, hunting, fishing and fly-tying www.crfw.net/.

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MLA’s 2014 outlook: “not good” PLANNING FOR LIFE CHANGES By Sian Thomson Campbell River Courier-Islander

per cent overall,” said Trevena. “I have been talking with both large and small businesses, with school districts and other institutions and all are fearful of the impact this has on their operations. How people on low income, those dependent on benefits, seniors, and anyone who is living on the tight budget that most people work within — are expected to survive with Staff photo this raise is beyond me.” Ferry service will be top on the list for MLA Claire Trevena Trevena also met in 2014. with the new head of the Island Health Authority, a fundamental decision and did absolutely Dr. Brendan Carr, and no analysis of the economic or social discussed a number of issues including impacts of such widespread cuts.” how best to deliver health care in our rural At the same time as the cuts to ferry communities and plans for facilities in Port services was announced, impending Hardy and Campbell River. increases to rates for BC Hydro also came “An area of growing interest is comout. munity paramedics, where ambulance “The government has mismanaged paramedics would do a variety of medical our public utility so badly with its ideosupport work within communities, from logical approach, such as forcing it to buy checking in on someone recently released expensive power from private producers in from hospital to taking blood in a clinic,” contracts that tie Hydro up for 40 or more she said. “I was assured that plans for the years, that the utility is forced to increase primary health clinic in Port Hardy are on rates by nine per cent this spring and 28 track but once again was disappointed in the intransigence from Victoria on increasing the number of beds for the new Campbell River Hospital. However, the health authority is receiving a study on the potential of retaining part of our existing hospital.” Trevena said she will be returning to Victoria in early February and will be fighting for justice and equality, whether that is in relation to the marine highway, access to services or in the treatment of those most in need. The Campbell River and Port Hardy constituency offices will be closed until Thursday, Jan. 2. Trevena can be reached at Claire. trevena.mla@leg.bc.ca, by phone at 250-287-5100 in Campbell River, 250-949-9473 in Port Hardy or toll free at 1-866-387-5100. She is also on facebook and you can follow her on Twitter @clairetrevena.

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WinterBites Festival brings cutting edge to Comox Valley This winter, a Canadian tradition enjoyed across the cooler parts of the country comes to Comox Valley thanks to cutting edge technology enabling for the first time an opportunity to skate outdoors during WinterBites Festival Jan. 16 to 31. Outdoor skating rinks and pond hockey have long been tradition in most of Canada each winter, but Vancouver Island, with its temperate climate, has typically been denied this opportunity shared by many other communities across the country, until now thanks to BH Skating International. Using synthetic ice panels that are manufactured from special ‘new wave’ (non-refrigerated) polymers, BH Skating creates a surface that enables skating year round and in all temperatures. It is an affordable way for WinterBites organizers to bring a Pond Hockey Jamboree and an outdoor public skating experience to the Comox Valley. “Skating and being out on the ice is a huge part of Canadian identity,” says Brenda Hann, president and CEO of BH Skating International. “We love being able to provide the experience of skating and playing hockey outside— it is amazing how much fun it is wherever they are set up, from Comox Valley to places south of the border such as Phoenix and Las Vegas.” To add to the excitement of a rink in the middle of downtown Courtenay, the WinterBites Fun Zone will offer visitors and locals the chance to skate on the BH Skating rink right through until Feb 2. The Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association have also

per cent off lift passes to Mount Grapes of Wrath, Chilliwack invited minor hockey teams Washington Alpine Resort. and fiddler sensation, Ashley across Vancouver Island and Concert + Stay packages start MacIsaac. Held in various the Lower Mainland to particiat $74.50 per person. There are venues, the concerts are spread pate in the WinterBites Pond also Concert + Ski + Stay packover the 16 days of the festival, Hockey Jamborees starting on ages available through particiwith tickets available for indiJan. 18 with a two day initiapating hotels. vidual purchase or as part of an tion hockey event followed by The festival is a partnerNovice hockey from Jan. 24-26, accommodation package. ship of Vancouver Island WinterBites Festival has and Atom hockey from Jan 31 MusicFest, Comox Valley teamed up with several Comox to Feb 2. Airport, Mount Washington Valley accommodators to offer In addition, as part of the Alpine Resort, Vancouver great packages for visitors to ultimate winter wonderland, Island Newspaper Group, 98.9 make the most out of their the Boys and Girls Club of Jet FM-Vista Radio, participatfestival experience. Ski + Stay Central Vancouver Island will ing accommodation providers packages start $87 per person be setting up winter and sport and Comox Valley Economic will also provide access to 50 themed activities including building a ‘snow’ man, making igloos and throwing ‘snow’ balls while the Comox Valley Exhibition will be hosting a petting pen, horse and rolling sleigh rides, serving hot apple cider and providing BYLAW NO. 177 – MENZIES BAY AREA OFFICIAL photo opportunities with COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW, 2000, Amendment No. 6 Billy the miniature pony. “We’re really excited BYLAW NO. 178 – MENZIES BAY AREA ZONING that the rink provides the BYLAW, 1996, Amendment No. 10 chance for local hockey BYLAW NO. 180 – MENZIES BAY AREA OFFICIAL players as well as skaters to get involved and COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW, 2000, Amendment No. 7 be showcased outside,” AND says Bruce Dyke, Vice President of Comox BYLAW NO. 181 – MENZIES BAY AREA ZONING Valley Minor Hockey BYLAW, 1996, Amendment No. 11 Association. “Winter is about getting outdoors Date of Public Hearings: January 8, 2014 so to bring some of the Location of Public Hearings: Strathcona Regional District Boardroom winter wonderland down 301-990 Cedar Street to the streets of Courtenay Campbell River, BC means more for families Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 177 and Bylaw No. 178 will commence at: and outdoor enthusiasts to 6:00 p.m. actively participate in, in Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 180 and Bylaw No. 181 will commence: the heart of the city.” Immediately following the close of Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 177 and After a day of skating, Bylaw No. 178. playing or watching some BYLAW NO. 177 hockey, there will also be Area affected by proposed Bylaw No. 177: The subject area is a +/- 1.3 other great WinterBites hectare area of Crown Land legally described as Block B, District Lot 1665, activities including Sayward District, as shown on Map 1 top right (Crown Land File No. 1413584). concerts by internationPurpose of proposed Bylaw No. 177: This bylaw, if adopted, would ally acclaimed musicians re-designate Block B, District Lot 1665, Sayward District from Forestry (F) to like Barney Bentall, Mixed Use (MU) to permit the development of a campground. Alpha YaYa Diallo, The

Development and Tourism, along with venue sponsors including Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association, Best Western, Westerly Hotel, Old House Village Hotel & Spa, and Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. Fun Zone activity sponsors include Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island and Comox Valley Exhibition. Transportation will be provided exclusively by Ambassador Shuttle. For a full list of the activities, musicians, and accommo-

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Area affected by proposed Bylaw No. 180: The areas affected by the proposed bylaw amendments include those portions of Electoral Area ‘A’ covered by the Menzies Bay Area Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2224 designated as Mixed Use (MU). Purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 180: This bylaw, if adopted, would implement a text amendment to the Mixed Use (MU) designation and provide for the inclusion of commercial form and character development permit guidelines to regulate built form within Mixed Use commercial developments. BYLAW NO. 181 Area affected by proposed Bylaw No. 181: The subject area is a +/- 26.69 hectare portion of land legally described as DL 1150, Sayward District, as shown on Map 2 right. Purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 181: This bylaw, if adopted, would create a new Mixed Use Five ‘A’ (MU-5A) zone to allow for a variety of land uses including residential, commercial, industrial and resource uses in close proximity and rezone a +/- 26.69 hectare portion of DL 1150, Sayward District from Mixed Use Five (MU-5) to Mixed Use Five ‘A’ (MU-5A) to permit a variety of land uses including the addition of up to 120 residential units, a general store, hotel and resort cabins. 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., Monday to Friday from Thursday, January 2, 2014 to Wednesday, January 8, 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 4:30 p.m. on January 8, 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. R. Hotsenpiller, Chief Administrative Officer Inquiries should be directed to: Aniko Nelson, Parks & Planning Supervisor 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


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In her rookie year of junior drag racing Rebecca Bartel, 12, has had a car full of success as seen with all the hardware she won in 2013,

12 year old drives to drag racing title Rebecca Bartel captures the Mission Junior Thunder Championship By Ken Zaharia Courier-Islander Sports Editor In just her first year of junior dragster racing, Rebecca Bartel has shown she’s in a class of her own. Racing at Mission Raceway Park, Bartel captured the 2013 Junior Thunder Points Championship, received rookie of the year for Division 6 Junior Dragsters and represented ‘Team on a Mission’ in Spokane, Washington, in September along with points leaders from other classes. Plus, Bartel won a Wally Trophy which is a prestigious award in recognition of Wally Parks who is the

founder of NHRA and awarded at National Events. Now that’s quite a resume for any rookie driver. Even more impressive is the fact Rebecca is only 12 years old. Just how does a 12-year-old middle school student get into drag racing? Easy, when over the years she has watched her dad, Tim, race on the same quarter mile asphalt track at Mission. “My dad has been wanting me to do it for a couple years now, I didn’t really want to do it until this year. After watching my dad and his friends it looked really interesting,”

said Rebecca. “When I decided to race I started looking for a car and found one in Montesano, Washington then my dad and I drove down and picked it up.” Getting the car was one thing, next came the ‘how to’ part of drag racing. “There was really no training, my dad taught me how to do everything,” said Rebecca. “The first time I really raced I was scared and excited. The best part of drag racing for me is racing at other tracks and the adrenaline rush.” Let’s face it most kids at Rebecca’s age are into mainstream sports like volleyball, basketball, hockey or soc-

cer. Drag racing is definitely ‘off the track’ when it comes to mainstream. “At first the other kids (at school) really didn’t believe me, but now they think it’s pretty cool since I’m the only kid they know to race this type of stuff,” added Rebecca. Rebecca’s dad Tim started drag racing when he was a kid growing up in Edmonton. “I built my own (drag racing) car in Edmonton and raced at Castrol Raceway with some friends,” explained Tim about his start in the sport. “ I am trying to teach her (Rebecca) everything I have learned and her and I are learning a lot of

new things together. “I am extremely proud she has exceeded any goals that we had set for her first season.” During her rookie year at Mission, Rebecca qualified for nine out of 10 finals, winning five and finishing as runner up in the other four. Her success this year has Rebecca already looking forward to the 2014 season. “I’m definitely excited for next year since I’m moving up a level and there is going to be more competition,” she said. “I have to say a special thank you to my sponsors Associated Tire, Menzies Transport and Uplands Ready Mix.”

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World Junior fans come from across Canada By Erik Mairs Special to the Courier-Islander It’s December 24 and I’m in Copenhagen, Denmark getting ready for the World Juniors. The tournament doesn’t start for two days. Travelling from Canada on Dec. 25 doesn’t appeal to many people and also 12 hours of travel and a nine hour clock change requires some recovery time so many Canadian fans come over early. Why Copenhagen? By road it’s only about 40 km from Malmo in Sweden where the games are and this is a beautiful city with lots of history and a walkable down-

Check out the Zephyr Trail Many times, when we exit the trails in the Snowden Forest, we ride out on Lower Lost Frog, but often want just a bit more trail before the ride ends. Well if you are headed that way and looking for a short addition of really fun trail, then I suggest you hit Zephyr. Zephyr is not a long trail, James Durand but will give you a couple extra challenges, a bit of elevation and a few more kilometres before you park the bike. Zephyr has a good mix of exposed rock and tight single track in the trees. The elevation is not substantial, but there is one very short and challenging climb that will test you…especially if your legs are tired. The trail flows nicely and drops you back onto Lower Lost Frog where you can spin the legs out. So grab a map and go explore this little gem, its well worth it. Technical ability: This trail is rated blue. Riding time: Less than 10 minutes. Starting point: You can access Zephyr from Lower Lost Frog, or from Intellect. This week’s Swicked Tip: A wider bar gives you more control. The technology on mountain bikes today gives us very reactive bikes that do exactly what we want, when we want. If we have a narrow handle bar, the technology goes to waste because we don’t have the leverage to overcome rough or unpredictable trail conditions. If you use a wider handle bar you will increase your leverage, which will increase your control in rough trail sections, hard corners and large ruts. A wider bar will also cause less fatigue to your upper body over a longer ride. Now we all need to keep this within reason considering the trails can be a bit tight. Finding that optimal width that gives you control, but avoids wedging you between two trees is key. Somewhere between 29” and 31” is ideal. I’m James Durand and I’m goin’ ridin’.

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town. We’ll bus over to a hotel in Malmo on Christmas Day and be all ready for game one. We hope the (Canadian) junior team is also ready. The exhibition loss to Sweden surprised a few of us. I’ve have a chance to meet many of my new-found fellow Canadian hockey buddies staying in this hotel and I ask them all the same two questions: Where in Canada are you from, and what made you decide to do this? Their replies are easy to summarize. Almost all come from small towns, Alberta being a popular province but all are represented. Typical comment: “Don’t care for the NHL - prefer the excitement and entertainment of watching the kids play.” Average age of these fans is 45 to 50, male and female in about equal numbers. Many attended some World Junior games held in Canada and found it was about the same cost to come over here and watch them. One big saving is the actual cost of the game tickets. And maybe you get to visit a fascinating city like Copenhagen along the way. In passing; • Gas -$2 per litre • Small bottled water in hotel room -$9

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A sign on a Malmo bus. The city is pushing this theme. Erik Mairs is a retired Campbell (ouch!) • Small bottle of Coke at 7/11 across the River teacher and will be reporting to the Courier-Islander readers on his experistreet. - $4.50 ences at the 2014 International Ice Hockey • Beer in the arena: also $9 Next up details about Malmo Isstadion - Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5, from Malmo, Sweden. the good and bad news for Team Canada.

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Storm netminder Jack Surgenor comes up with one of his 17 saves against Oceanside Friday, Dec. 20.

Storm rips into Oceanside By Ken Zaharia Courier-Islander Sports Editor

League win over the Oceanside Generals. Despite the lopsided score, the Generals actually led 2-1 after a Travis The Campbell River Storm unwrapped Flug goal on Storm netminder Jack a pre-Christmas gift Friday for 875 fans at Surgenor two minutes into the second per1791 Spruce Street (2453) Rod Brind’Amour Arena, with a convin- iod. After that it was all Campbell River Mountain • Kids • Road • City • BMX • Cruisers cing 7-2 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey as they scored six unanswered goals, including five more in the middle stanza, en route to the 7-2 victory. The Storm outshot Oceanside 40-19 in the game. FREE Family Skate, Swim & Activity Night With the win the Storm Tuesday, Dec. 31st - 5:00-9:00 PM improve their VIJHL record to 20-9-4 to sit one point Pond Hockey -Public Skating and Ice Games - Swimming & Crazy Challenges - Active Family Games in front of the Nanaimo Buccaneers (20-11-2) on top Kids Craft Station - Photo Booth - Face Painting & Tattoos of the North Division stand- Reptile Show & Wondering Entertainment ings. The Storm are now off FREE Healthy Snacks - The concession is also open! till Thursday, Jan. 2, when Please bring a helmet and hockey stick from home! Limited ice skates on site—bring them if you got them. they travel to Courtenay 250-287-9234 for more information. to play the Comox Valley 225 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC, V9W 8C8 ∙ Tel: 250-287-9234 ∙ www.strathconard.ca Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex Glacier Kings. The next night

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they host Nanaimo at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. In Friday’s win, Brayden Taekema scored his league leading 26th and 27th goals of the season. Gage Colpron also scored twice to leave him with 15 before the Christmas break. James Severs scored his 13th, Braydon Horcoff his fifth and netting his first VIJHL goal was the Storm’s newest call-up from the North Island Silvertips major midget team, 16year-old Joe Surgenor, brother of the No. 1 Storm netminder. Josiah Friesen chipped in offensively with three assists, Horcoff and Joe Costello had two helpers each, Trent Johnson, Severs, Taekema, Cam Olson, Colpron and VIJHL leading scorer Brendan deVries had one each. Jack Surgenor picked up his 12th win in the Storm goal stopping 17 of the 19 Generals shots he faced.


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Seeing is believing W.I.N. What Is Necessary

I stated earlier, it is You are great; there easy to be confident is nothing in your and believe in yourself sport that you can’t do when you achieve great or can’t have, if you results. At the same believe strong and long Dale Trenholm time, though, it is easy enough and are willing not to be confident or to do what is necessary believe when you are to attain it. In fact, your not reaching the results belief system creates the you want. Either way, results you achieve with this is your belief sysyour sport this very tem. moment, no matter what Here is the key to the results are. What your success: studies you believe you can do, show that the sub-conyou are doing. scious (96-98 per cent) What does this part of your brain does not know mean? It means for some, seeing is what is real or imagined, possible or believing when determining what they can achieve. It means what they impossible; therefore, it orchestrates achieve is a direct result of what they itself from your continuous thoughts, see. Don’t get me wrong; this is part and past or present experiences and feelings. Basically, the sub-conscious of sport because this breeds confidence from within, especially if they mind determines who you have been, who you are, and who you will be; are doing really well. But what do they believe if they are not doing as however, I don’t believe the sub-conscious mind necessarily determines well as they want? Do they believe who you “will be.” This is the fun that what they see is the extent of how well they can do? In most cases, and exciting part: we can be whoever we want to be by imagining what we the answer is yes; athletes believe that they can only achieve the results want, not from thinking about what we have experienced. By shifting that they can physically see. What your inner focus, you can travel to if I told you that you could achieve much more before you even physic- a new destination if you want to. To me, this is very exciting and inspirally see it? This is the next step to ing. becoming a great athlete. Stay tuned, Part 2 “Believing is How can this be done, you may Seeing with your Sport” is next. ask? How can I achieve much Dale Trenholm is the head coach more before I physically see it? By of River City Elite track and field imagining the success you want team. before you even achieve it. Like

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Booster Juice Bantam A Tyees goalie Carson Borgfjord and defenceman Liam Rivett keep a close eye on a Port Alberni Bulldogs player during their Vancouver Island Bantam Division 2 Hockey League game at Rod Brind’Amour Arena recently. Alberni topped the Tyees, 5-1.

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Vancouver Island-based Angels Under Our Wings (AUOW) Cocker Spaniel rescue is urgently seeking foster and adoptive homes in Campbell River. This small, non-profit is dedicated to rescuing cocker spaniels locally, as well as focussing on high-kill shelters in Los Angeles, where there is a greater need. AUOW said the volunteers for the agency rarely see a Cocker Spaniel in a shelter on Vancouver Island or even BC, but currently, on any given day there are close to 100 Cocker Spaniels and Cocker Spaniel mixes in shelters all over the world. Combined with an already staggering number of abused, abandoned and unwanted animals, the United States economy has forced some people to foreclose on their homes resulting in their pets ending up in the shelter. Often these dogs are perfectly adoptable and are frequently being euthanized due to lack of space. “Over the last few weeks, we have seen a decline in both adoption and fostering applications, as well as dip in donations,� said AUOW Founder Lisa Atterby. “This Photo submitted couldn’t come at a worse time. We are at Beautiful Bella. full capacity with 20 dogs available for adoption, and soon high-kill shelters in the states will be inundated with dogs after Christmas, some of which will be ‘returned’ Christmas gifts. We won’t be able to help them without your assistance.� Several AUOW adopters, volunteers, and rescue dogs already live in the Campbell River and Comox, and the rescue is hoping to find more homes for these wonderful dogs, all of which are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and examined by a licensed veterinarian and issued a health certificate. The rescue has a process in place to ensure any foster or adoption situation is the best fit for both the dog and the people involved. Cocker Spaniels are not recommended for families with young children, as they are particularly sensitive dogs that are not very tolerant of the sometimes unintentional, overzealous displays of affection from children, such as having their ears pulled, being laid on, or being hugged too tightly. There are four specific dogs hoping to come to homes in Campbell River. Bella is between three and four years of age, a chocolate Cocker Spaniel, full of energy and loves to play. She’s the type of chocolate that will help you burn calories while having fun and enjoying her companionship. Sammy “the Grinch�, looks like a Grinch, but in fact, he is a very loving dog. He has a rough and tumble side, and is curious about everything. He would do well in a comfortable home but not a good idea to let this boy loose in a China Shop. Melody, is the cross between a dachshund and an American Cocker Spaniel. There many traits of both breeds in this little girl, who seems to enjoy the melodic sound of her own voice. Sheldon is a loving, sweet four-year-old male. He must go to a home with a minimum six-foot high fence, as he is able to jump four to five feet in the air. For more information, go to www.angelsunderourwings.com, “like� them on Facebook, or email Lisa3@ telus.net. sthomson@courierislander.com


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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). Photos submitted

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 first vice-president Phil Micelewaithe, left, presents Salvation Army’s Gordon Taylor with $2,500.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 President James Inrig, right, presents Jim Linton of the Knights of Columbus with $2,500 for the Hamper drive.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 President James Inrig, left, presents Debbie Willis of the Campbell River Food Bank with $2,500.

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!

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 Ladies Auxiliary Past President Marlene Wocks, left, presents Jim Linton of the Knights of Columbus with $1,000 for the Hamper drive.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 Ladies Auxiliary Past President Marlene Wocks, left, presents Captain Gordon Taylor of the Salvation Army with a check for $1,000.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 Ladies Auxiliary Past President Marlene Wocks, right, presents Debbie Willis of the Campbell River Food Bank with a check for $1,000.

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. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 President James Inrig, right, presents Charmin Shannon of the Meals on Wheels program with a check for $1,500.

Book sale Chas Maria Chapter #76, Order of the Eastern Star will, once again, be holding a Used Book Sale at Tyee Plaza on March 1 2014. You can donate books (in good condition) any time by calling Margaret at 250-923-1760 or Eveline at 250-914-2295 to arrange drop off or pick up.

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. 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.

Happy Holidays from all the staff

Minimum Donation $5. Proceeds to support the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY Pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter TAKE NOTICE that the City of Campbell River, the registered owner in fee-simple of land described as Lot A, Sections 7, 8 and 18, Township 1 and Sections 13 and 24, Township 2, Comox District, Plan VIP74726, commonly known as the Campbell River Airport (YBL) intends to dispose of the following interests in land: 1. 25 year lease of Lease Area 1, Plan EPP35390, with the option to renew for up to three additional terms of 25 years, to Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia, as represented by the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, for an initial annual rent of $39,520.00 plus GST. 2. 25 year lease of Lease Area 18, Plan EPP35390 to 0981441 B.C. Ltd. for an initial annual rent of $1,665.00 plus GST. Any enquiries concerning these dispositions may be directed to: Jason Decksheimer, Asset Management Supervisor at 250-286-4045. 301 St. Ann’s Road Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7 Telephone: 250-286-5700 info@campbellriver.ca www.campbellriver.ca

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CAMPBELL RIVER COURIER-ISLANDER

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

BEEF PRIME RIB ROASTS Bone-In $15.41 kg

lb

CANADA AA GRADE

STRIPLOIN STEAKS

lb

$15.41 kg

ASSORTED VARIETY

9 $ 59 2 $ 99 EGG NOG 3 FROZEN SCALLOPS 400-450 g Pkg.

$ 99 ea

FARMER BENS

EXTRA LARGE WHITE EGGS .

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DAIRYLAND

Reg., or Light 2 L Ctn.

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Open 7 Days a Week 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

6 $ 99 6 $ 99 2 $ 99 2 $ 99 3 $ 99

CANADA AA GRADE

VILLAGGIO

GARLIC BREAD 346 g Loaf

McCAIN

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TRADITIONAL CRUST PIZZAS Frozen. Assorted. 416-433 g Pkg.

SAPUTO

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SHREDDED CHEESE Assorted. 320 g Pkg.

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89 $ 99 1 $ 99 COFFEE $ 99 6 5 $ 99 $ 2 2/ 5 $9999¢ 2

FRESH CALIFORNIA

EU-TU

CAESAR KITS 2/ 5 $

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FRESH BC GROWN

WHITE JUMBO MUSHROOMS $4.39 kg

SUMMER FRESH

VARIETY PACK DIPS Assorted. 500 g Ctn.

MOTTS

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COKE MINUTE MAID

SOFT ORANGE DRINKS JUICE Assorted. 2Assorted. L Bottle. 1.75 Litre Ctn.

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2273 South Island Highway Campbell River, B.C. V9W 1C4

2207 Glenmore Road Campbell River, B.C. V9W 3S4

(The Village)

(at Oyster River Bridge)

RESTAURANTE TORTILLA CHIPS or SALSA 230-320 g Bag 430 ml Jar.

HOLIDAY HOURS

FRI. DEC. 27 - MON. DEC. 30 • 8:30 am - 9 pm TUE. DEC. 31 • 8:30 am - 6 pm WED. JAN. 1 – NEW YEAR’S DAY 10 am - 6 pm THUR. JAN. 2 Back to Regular Hours: 8:30 am - 9 pm

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Oyster River Store

Assorted. 1 kg Tin

OLD DUTCH

CLAMATO COCKTAIL Reg., Spicy, The Works 1.89 L Bottle

lb

BEST GOURMET

Some limits may apply. GST/PST, deposit and recycle fees where applicable.

Willow Point Store

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ROMAINE LETTUCE

Prices Effective Dec. 29 - Jan. 4, 2014

Your satisfaction is always guaranteed


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