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200 attend New Horizons rally, march Local couple set to celebrate 60th Ken and Maxine Langford credit good humour to the succes of their marriage. They will hold a reception in the same house in which they held their wedding reception. Page 13

Remember to turn your clocks forward this weekend The dark days of winter are just about over and with the time change there will be more daylight to enjoy all those outside activities we left behind in December.


Vancouver Island is the start of the provincial government’s plan to contract out union work, Hospital Employees Union Director of Communications Mike Old told about 200 people at a rally in Campbell River Sunday. The rally and march was in support of residents and workers at the New Horizons seniors care facility. The 118 workers were given layoff notices Dec. 31 which take effect April 22. “This is the start of a renewed effort by government to contract out and the Island is the start of it,” said Old. “They are determined to maximize profits but we will be loud and consistent in letting the public know that attacking seniors is no way to operate.” And Lois Jarvis, of Citizens for Quality Health Care in Campbell River said showing such lack of concern for city pioneers and veterans was unacceptable. “These seniors are valued by our community and they have come to love the people who care for them, clean for them, cook for them and maintain their residence. They deserve to have the best of care in their declining years,” said Jarvis. “The actions and treatment of these employees is something that happens in third world countries, not Canada, and have caused our community to be very upset.” Continued on page 3.

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Campbell River City Council unanimously supported donating,

the Feb. 18 in-camera meeting, and we are pleased to announce this donation, which creates an opportunity for a residential duplex to

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A Campbell River whale watching captain has been fined $6,000 and banned from the industry for 10 years after once again getting too close to a pod of killer whales. Jason Allan Smith was found guilty in Campbell River Provincial Court on Jan. 30 for disturbing killer whales in violation of the Fisheries Act. The judgment relates to an Aug. 14, 2010 incident near Camp Point, north of Campbell River. Skipper Smith, who was working for Eagle Eye Adventures at the time, drove inside the mandated 100-metre buffer zone from a group of orcas and “kept the boat within a close distance of the whales for an extended period of time,” according to a news release from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Smith was convicted of disturbing killer whales in 2011 for a similar incident from 2008.

Scientific evidence shows the close proximity of boats can disturb and disrupt the normal behaviour of the killer whales. Repeated disturbances “have the potential to cause long-term harm to the population,” the release stated. British Columbia has two resident killer whale populations: a group in the southern waters that are listed as endangered and a group in the north that are


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designated as threatened under the Species At Risk Act. Back in 2004, American whale-watching guide Jim Maya was fined $6,500 for disturbing the mammals by following within 30 m of a pod for three to five minutes off North Pender Island. A Victoria-based whale watch captain, Gerry Fossum, was also fined $6,500 for disturbing killer whales on the same day. (U.S. and Canadian whalewatch boats are free to cross back and forth across the international boundary in search of whales provided they do not come ashore; during the peak summer months, the southern resident killer whales spend most of their time in the wa ters of Washington state.) Fisheries and Oceans asks anyone with information on potentially illegal activity — like getting too close to whales — to call its toll-free violation reporting line at 1-800-465-4336.

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BCFL president says he’s appalled at firings Continued from page 1. “Instead of being treated well, you choose to lower their standard of living and greatly upset the residents by turfing your employees unless you choose to rehire them with reduced wages and benefits and no seniority. Seeing their caregivers treated in this manner will have a very negative affect on the vulnerable residents. You get what you pay for and using vulnerable seniors and their caregivers to make mega profits is pretty tacky. So, what the heck happened to “families first?” Jim Sinclair, President of the BC Federation of Labour, said Campbell River can’t afford to lose more good paying jobs and there was still time to work out a different deal. “I am appalled at the whole-scale firing,” he said. “It is an important job to take care of our parents in a not-for-profit setting. Firing everyone is wrong. It’s wrong and not just the workers and residents at New Horizons, but hundreds and hundreds of people. Campbell River cannot afford to lose any more good paying jobs like the sawmill and paper mill. I think this company needs to realize if they are in business they need to worry about their reputation and their reputation is not good here.” Sinclair said they want

Lois Jarvis addresses the crowd with MLA Claire Trevena in the background. Park Place to sit down with the union and sort this out. Following the speeches protesters made their way through the falling snow from Spirit Square to the New Horizons facility. Onduty staff and residents lined the windows on each floor, waving and smiling as the long line of supporters went by. Also in attendance a speaking at the rally were Andrea Craddock, President of the Campbell River and Courtenay Labour Council, Bonnie Pearson, Secretary and Business Manager of the Hospital Employees Union (HEU), MLA Claire Trevena, Brenda Leigh,

Regional District Director whose mother is in New Horizons, Larry Samson, City of Campbell River Councillor, and Barb Biley, Vice President of the HEU for the north island. “We are in this predicament because of the policies of the BC government,” said Bonnie Pearson of the HEU. “Profit has no place in our public service. And public services are human services. Wages should reflect the work people are doing and be protected by a union. “We are already among the lowest paid wage earners in Campbell River, but our staff is the key to quality of life for the residents. To change the staff will have huge impacts on seniors, many of whom are too fragile to speak for themselves,” Trevena, who will be presenting a petition to the legislature on March 5 in support of the residents and staff of New Horizons, reminded the crowd that the first thing the Liberals did in 2001 was tear up contracts and 8,000 workers lost their jobs. “This government ignores and challenges court decisions and has no respect for the law, for unions, for workers,” said Trevena. “They have forgotten that they are elected by the people and for the people and not for the profit makers and corporate sector only.”

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In March Campbell River will again be welcoming young ambassadors from sister city of Ishikari, Japan. This visit is part of the Campbell River Twinning Society’s Young Ambassador Program where on alternate years, middle school students travel to and from Ishikari and Campbell River

during Spring Break for a nine-day trip. They are to arrive in Campbell River the night of March 26 and will be staying for five nights. There will be 25 students between the ages of 11 to 14, and five chaperones participating in many fun Canadian activities around the city. As part of our efforts to show them the best of Campbell River hospital-

ity, the Twinning Society is looking for interested host families for the duration of their stay. If you think your family would enjoy the experience of hosting an international student this is a great opportunity to try it out for a short period. This is also a great chance for younger family members who may be interested in

going on the Young Ambassador trip to Ishikari next year, or applying as a senior exchange student to find out more about Japan first

hand. For more information and the online homestay application form, and other Campbell River Twinning

Society programs, you can visit their website at www. or www., or call 250-923-5700.


Malaya is a Grade 2 student in Ms. Eager’s class. She is kind and caring student who always works hard and helps others. Malaya likes to learn about Canada, write and play games in the gym. She also enjoys reading and learning new information. Malaya is working hard to be a teacher when she grows up. Malaya is a positive role model for her classmates and is a wonderful friend and student. We are very proud of Malaya at Cedar!

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Japanese student Maiko Dobashi, 14, in the photo taken during her visit to Campbell River in March 2012, chats with students from École Willow Point Elementary School.

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Four people were forced from their home after an early morning fire on Lynn Road in Campbell River Monday. “At 4:55 a.m. Monday, Campbell River Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at 1750 Lynn Rd,” said Fire Chief Ian Baikie. “The first arriving crews confirmed a fire burning on the second floor, which had spread up into the attic space of the three-storey, multi-suite home.” All four occupants escaped the fire uninjured, but two pets perished in the fire. “The people’s immediate needs for food, clothing and shelter are being looked after by our local Emergency Support Services,” Baikie adds. The fire appears to have started on the outside deck of the home and is under investigation by the Fire Department and RCMP. Damage is estimated at $150,000.




he Campbell River Salmon Foundation has completed its its sixth year of operation. This report is intended to update our members and contributors on the activities and accomplishments of CRSF in 2013. During 2013 the Foundation has facilitated over $265,000 in funding through 10 different projects for local Salmon Enhancement. Our mandate is to promote the conservation, rehabilitation and enhancement of watersheds for Pacific Salmon north of the Oyster River and south of the Salmon River estuary and eastward to the adjacent mainland coast. The current Board of Directors is comprised of the following volunteers: Martin Buchanan, Chairman M.B. Mike Gage, Vice Chairman Troy Wilson, Treasurer Therisa Lowe, Secretary /Banquet Chairperson Don Bendickson, Director Dale Blackburn, Director Mark Gage, Director Rupert Gale, Director Jamie Gaskill, Director Corby Lamb, Director Kris Mailman, Director Kent Moeller, Director Mark Murphy, Director George Stuart, Director

Program ($30,900) and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. CRSF provides administration for the project. $10,800 CRSF continued to fund the Chinook incubation box program carried out by the Fisheries and Oceans Quinsam Hatchery. This program in its eighth year is very important to the recovery of Chinook stocks in the Campbell River. In the fall of 2012 31% of the fish recovered in the DFO’s dead pitch survey were from the incubation boxes with over 61% being 5 year olds. These returning fish are increasingly contributing to the natural spawning in the Campbell River. $6,400 CRSF continued to fund the cost of the “Pinks at the Pier” project. $5,800 CRSF and Storey Creek Golf Course jointly funded a Coho fish passage project on the 14th fairway at the headwaters of Woods Creek providing juvenile Coho access to overwintering habitat. Nyrstar provided the CRSF portion of the funding.

2013 PROJECTS FUNDED $173,000 CRSF lead the gravel placement project at Site 7 on the Campbell River just below the John Hart power station. 4200 tonnes of Chinook spawning gravel was placed in the river providing spawning habitat for 210 pairs of Chinook. The replenishment of gravel in the river is very important for the recovery of Chinook and is used by other salmon species as well. This Project was funded by BC Hydro Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program ($123,000), Fisheries and Oceans Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program ($20,500), local DFO technical support (7,500), and the CRSF ($22,000). $49,100 Salmon River Coho Distribution Assessment, this project is assessing adult Coho distribution above and below the BC Hydro Salmon River Diversion dam. The results of this project help monitor the current escapement above the dam and will be important in determining the effectiveness of the improved fish passage at the dam that BC Hydro will be completing by the end of 2015. This project is primarily funded by the BC Hydro Fish and Wildlife Compensation

$5,700 CRSF provided funding for the Gillard Pass Fisheries Association stock assessment on the Phillips River and also provided a hand carved paddle for their live auction fundraiser held at Stewart Island in August. The GPFA operates a Chinook hatchery and stock assessment program on the Phillips River. $5,500 CRSF provided funding to the new Campbell River Aquarium for their startup and tank sponsorship. The aquarium is a great venue in the education of the public on the importance of our local waters for healthy fish populations. $4,700 – Early Marine Biology of Juvenile Hatchery and Wild Salmon in and near the Campbell River Estuary Project. This project is analyzing data collected over 5 years and will look at the factors determining early marine survival rates. The project is funded by the BC Hydro Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. CRSF provides administration for the project. $4,100 C.R.S.F. is continuing to help fund a Coho Vibrio vaccination trial in its second of a three year project with D.F.O., Quinsam Hatchery and the Center for Aquatic Health Science. This is an important partnership with a controlled group of 40,000 Coho injected with a placebo saline solution and the other group of 40,000 vaccinated

against vibriosis each year. Both groups would be adipose clipped and differently coded wire tagged to allow assessment of the Coho adults caught in the fisheries as well as escapement returns. The project is trying to determine if Coho ocean survival can be increased. In addition to the funds provided by CRSF the in kind contributions from the Quinsam hatchery, CAHS, and suppliers make up more than half the cost of this project. $1,000 CRSF provided funding to the Campbell River Oceans Day committee for their successful educational and awareness event in June.

ONGOING PROJECTS In 2013 the Salmon River Diversion fish passage feasibility studies continued. CRSF has continued to push for proper fish passage to be installed at the diversion dam on the Salmon River. BC Hydro has now committed to have proper fish passage in place by the end of 2015. CRSF has continued to look at the feasibility of improving fish passage on the Quinsam River below the lake which would increase the amount of spawning area for anadromous fish in the Quinsam River system. $2,700 has been spent in 2013 to hire professionals to evaluate the potential project. $71,000 was raised at the annual banquet and auction. This included donations from generous sponsors. The CRSF would like to thank all of its contributors and volunteers for their generous support. CRSF continues to receive generous cash and in-kind contributions from local businesses and individuals. In closing I would again like to thank Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd. for covering the CRSF administration costs annually as they have since our inauguration in May 2007. The CRSF Board of Directors is very conscious of the importance of keeping administration costs very low and it’s safe to say that our actual cost of administration is around one percent. The Board of Directors consists of all volunteers and we are well supported by all of the resource industries that operate in this community.

Martin Buchanan Chairman Campbell River Salmon Foundation



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CBC should demand that Lacroix resign Hypocrisy has reared its ugly head at the CBC. CBC President Hubert Lacroix announced Friday that he quietly paid back $29,678.11 in inappropriate expenses last fall. The admission came on the weekend, of course, when bad news is vetted to the press by media-savvy types. Sun News host Brian Lilley reported last week that Lacroix repaid the expenses, incurred for hotels, meals and other expenses for work at CBC headquarters in Ottawa, away from his home in Montreal. Lacroix’s annual salary is between $350,000 and $421,000, and includes a $1,500 monthly living allowance, club memberships and a car allowance. He had been wrongly claiming accommodation costs since being appointed in 2008. That Lacroix didn’t make public his repayment until the weekend is unconscionable, particularly since he paid it back

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months ago. This is not just an admittance of error, but an astounding lack of judgment. Lacroix has but one move to make: Resign. Immediately. And if he doesn’t, then the CBC itself should demand that he steps down. Wait a minute: Isn’t it the CBC that continually leads the charge against the grave, egregious sins of senators who make bogus expense claims? The CBC has been persistent in pointing out the wrongdoings of senators Mike Duffy, Mac Harb, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin, which they should have done. These senators, who drew from the public purse, have either resigned or been expelled. Why should it be any different for Lacroix? It’s still public money. When it comes to one of their own — in fact, their president — where are the cries from within the CBC for him to stand down? Congratulations to whoever

leaked the information, but another question must be asked: Within the CBC, who knew what, when, concerning Lacroix, and failed to speak up? Having their top executive fingered for doing exactly the same thing is not good on any level. It’s just another example of the CBC’s culture of entitlement that is far removed from reality, and particularly galling for a public broadcaster whose responsibilities include keeping government accountable. If Lacroix doesn’t resign, whatever credibility the CBC has is impugned as long as he remains at the helm. How can they continue to ask the Who, What, When, Where and Why questions they need to with Lacroix’ damaged shadow cast over the entire operation? As long as he remains at his cushy perch, it casts a pall over the CBC’s ability to provide a sense of credible journalism when necessary.

“I take full responsibility for it because I’m the boss of CBCRadio Canada,” Lacroix said, on Sun News. “There was an error inside our shop. Everybody that had to know knew.” On that account, Lacroix is completely wrong. The CBC is Canada’s national broadcaster, paid for, largely, through government funding. Which really means Canadians pay through their taxes. CBC’s shareholders are Canada’s citizens There is a very good argument to be made that if it weren’t for government assistance, the CBC would cease to exist at all. Now that the CBC has lost even Hockey Night in Canada to Rogers Communications, its finances are even more precarious. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. The CBC shouldn’t be throwing any stones until it cleans up its own house, starting with Lacroix. - Vancouver Island News Media Group


Seniors need a home, why not on waterfront? I found it very interesting to read your article titled “Mixed residential, retail suggested for waterfront site.” My interest had to do with the possibility that this prime location “could be used for a seniors’ centre.” Your readers are undoubtedly aware that there has been much discussion about finding an appropriate location for a seniors’ centre in Campbell River. Currently our seniors are housed in the Sportsplex from Monday to Friday for about three hours a day and the Community Centre on Monday and Wednesday for the same length of time. While we very much appreciate that the city council has allowed us the use of this space rent free, we still do not have a permanent home where we can “hang our hat” as we must clear out all our materials to prepare the rooms for the next user. We may not even place notices or posters on the walls. We are simply another entry on the Sportsplex or Community Centre’s calendar. Campbell Riv-

er seniors need their own space where they may gather and socialize, engaging in programs of their own choosing and partake in nourishing, reasonably priced meals. I would encourage all senior citizens, if you feel as I do, to make your opinions known to

our public officials at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. With our strong voices, we will influence them to act on obtaining a stand alone seniors’ centre that is long overdue for Campbell River. It might even end up being located on the waterfront, with

the best view in town. We would be happy to work with any person, or group of people, that would help us further our goal. Bruno Fornika President, Campbell River Seniors’ Centre Society

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This week in and around Campbell River WEDNESDAY JAN. 8 WEDNESDAY MAR. 5

CR Garden Club’s March guest speaker: Jamey Lauinger of Valley Succulents. 7pm. CR Baptist Church (band room). Sensational Succulents! Can cacti grow in our climate? Absolutely! Learn what it takes to grow exotic succulents and hardy cacti in Campbell River. www. ����� Kinsmen Club of Campbell River: 7:30pm. Elks Hall, 516 S. Dogwood St. (The first and third Wednesdays of each month.) See how you can help serve the community’s greatest needs by attending one our meetings. You must be a minimum age of 19 and have a desire to want better things for your community. For more info go to

Diabetic Drop-in: 3pm to 4pm. CR Hospital. Sunshine Wellness Centre. For more information call 250-286-1161. ����� Research Your Family Tree: 1:30pm to 4pm. CR Genealogy library hours. Maritime Museum. Everyone welcome. 250-203-0585. THURSDAY MAR. 6 THURSDAY Homestay Information Session: 7pm to 8pm. Timberline Secondary School Library. Students from overseas will be studying at our schools and School District 72 is looking for host families. For more information and to reserve a spot, please call 250-923-4918, ext. 2237 �����


7pm to 8pm Timberline Secondary School Library. Students from overseas will be studying at our schools and School District 72 is looking for host families. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 250-923-4918, ext. 2237 WANT TO MAKE YOUR EVENT OUR FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK FOR ONLY $25? CALL 250-287-7464 to find out how.

����� CR Seniors Centre: Sportsplex. Open noon to 3pm. 250-914-4401 Midnight Shuttles, a guild of spinners and weavers: monthly meeting is at 7:30 at the ����� Sybil Andrews Cottage, 2131 S. Island Hwy. All interested welcome. For more information please Al-Anon: 1pm and 7:30pm. 7th Day Adventist Church. 300 Thulin St. Anonymous 12-step call 250 923 3889. programme for friends and families of alcoholics. ����� For more info call Barb at 250-923-5537 or Judy at 250-923-1653 CR Seniors Centre: Sportsplex. Open noon to 2:30pm. 250-914-4401 ����� TOPS BC #813. 6pm to 8p.m. Seth Norton Lounge, 913 14th Ave. Weigh in starts at 6:00. Meeting 7:00-8:00.FMI:923-2328, 923-5647 or 287-8032. Open to men & women, so see you there.

SATURDAY MAR. 8 SATURDAY Raised from the Dead – remarkable story of Pastor Daniel Ekechukwu: 2:30pm. Christian Life Fellowship. Merecroft Rd. For more information, please call 250-830-4140 or email: ����� One Billion Rising for Justice – International Women’s Day: 2pm. Rose Harbor, 1116 Dogwood St., Please join in a flash mob dance to the song “Break the Chain”. Everyone is welcome to come dance and stay for refreshments. Help in breaking the chain of injustice and stand up to violence against women. �����

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����� CR Legion Fun Night: 5:30pm. Karaoke, free Bingo. Also meat and paddle draw. 250-2866831

Baby Time: 10am to 11:30am. CR Community Centre. For more information call 250-286-1161 �����

Public Meeting re: BC Ferries Crisis: 2pm to 3:30pm. CR Labour Hall, 840-14th. Ave. (Behind Save-On Foods) Speaker: Claire Trevena, MLA Sponsored by BC NDP Constituency Association. All are welcome!

SUNDAY MAR. 9 SUNDAY Raised from the Dead – remarkable story of Pastor Daniel Ekechukwu: 3pm. Christian Life Fellowship. Merecroft Rd. For more information, please call 250-830-4140 or email: gracemercy@ ����� Al-Anon: 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 250923-1653 ����� Run Club: 7:30am. Dogwood and Hilchey. For more information contact

MONDAY MAR. 10 MONDAY Sing For Pure Joy!: 3pm to 4:30 p.m. Quadra Community Centre. All voices welcome. Mary 250 285-3764. �����

Therapeutic Relaxation Appointments: Every Research Your Family Tree: 1:30pm to 4pm. Monday. Come have a free relaxation treatment CR Genealogy library hours. Maritime Museum. by trained hospice volunteers. This is for persons Everyone welcome. 250-203-0585. struggling with illness, grief or for the Caregiver. ����� Appointments are available by appointment only Campbell River Toastmasters: 7pm to at the Campbell River Hospice office, #104, 301 FRIDAY MAR. 7 FRIDAY 8:30pm. CR Community Centre, Rm 1. For Dogwood St. Please call 286-1121 to book your more information contact Sarah 250-830-3839. World Day of Prayer 2014: 7pm. United Church spot (Campbell River). Worldwide movement of ����� Christian women of many traditions who come ����� Research Your Family Tree: 7pm to 9pm. CR together the first Friday of March to observe a Taoist Tai Chi: Beginner class. 7:30pm to 9pm. common day of prayer. Please join us – Catholic, Genealogy library hours. Maritime Museum. Sportsplex. Register in class. For more information United, Anglican, Salvation Army. Everyone welcome. 250-203-0585. call 250-286-9768 ����� ����� ����� CR Seniors Centre: Sportsplex. Open 11:30am Playoffs – Campbell River Storm Jr B Hockey: Sing For Pure Joy!: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.. The Lions 7:30pm. Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Visitors are the to 2:30pm. 250-914-4401 Den (across from Thrifty’s) 1441 Ironwood Rd. All Victoria Cougars voices welcome. Mary 250 285-3764. TUESDAY MAR. 11 ����� TUESDAY ����� CR Seniors Centre: Sportsplex. Open noon to Research Your Family Tree: 10am to 3pm. Al-Anon: noon to 1pm. St. Patrick’s Church, 34 S 3pm. 250-914-4401 CR Genealogy library hours. Maritime Museum. Alder St. Anonymous 12 step program for friends Everyone welcome. 250-203-0585. � � � � � and families of alcoholics. For more info call Barb ����� at 250-923-5537 or Judy at 250-923-1653 CR Fish and Wildlife Association indoor archery range: 6:30pm to 8pm. See Monday for more information. �����

CR Seniors Centre: Sportsplex. Open Noon to 3pm. 250-914-4401 ����� Pipes and Drums: Play or learn the pipes or drums at the Legion Hall on Tuesday @ 7:00 pm ����� OPT (Options for Sexual Health) Drop in Clinic: 7pm to 9pm. At the Health Unit in the Tyee Plaza. Education & information on birth control and sexual health. Low cost birth control. All ages welcome. For more information contact 250 830-7603. ����� 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. ����� 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 250-9231653.

ONGOING UPCOMING ONGOING& & UPCOMING Wednesday, March 12 Playoffs – Campbell River Storm Jr B Hockey: 7:30pm. Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Visitors are the Victoria Cougars ����� Wednesday, March 12: The March meeting of the Campbell River Parkinson self help support group will be at 1:30pm, at the Campbell River Baptist Church Hall Room 201. Newcomers are always welcome. For more info contact Pat @ 250 286 1354

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����� Wednesday, March 12: Compassionate Friends Monthly Meeting – Supporting Family After a Child Dies. Our next meeting of Compassionate Friends is at the Robron Centre 740 Robron Road. Doors open 6:45pm meeting begins at 7pm. For more information or to talk please call Judy at 250-923-2485. All bereaved parents are warmly welcome. ����� John Howard Society – Kidstart needs people like you to help make a difference in someone’s life. Spend time with children and youth aged 6-18 that need extra support in their lives for 3 or more hours per week.

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����� Salvation Army Thrift Store: Team members to help with sorting and evaluation of goods coming into the thrift shop. Min. 2 hour shift between 9-5 Monday to Saturday. Work can be physically demanding.

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City updating blasting bylaw NEIL CAMERON COURIER-ISLANDER

As the future looms ahead the past needs fixing. Specifically the city of Campbell River is changing its 24-year-old bylaw after staff discussed plans for the John Hart Generating Station Relocation Project with SNC-Lavalin. The company and BC Hydro signed a $720 million contract Friday,

meaning work on the project can go ahead. In a report during the city council meeting last night, staff said they had researched similar bylaws in other areas and have come up with a best practice list from them for Campbell River. The major part of the work by SNC-Lavalin will be blasting an underground tunnel which will replace the above ground

piping system currently inn place. The new bylaw changes include: •public notification process has been expanded and clearly defined; •blasting would now be permitted on Saturdays and prohibited on Sundays •permitted hours changed from sunrise - sunset to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex

Registration is now in Progress! • Swimming • Skating • Hockey • Dry Land and Aquatic Fitness • Rehabilitation Programs • Birthday Parties • Leadership Courses

Skating and Hockey Camps

Ice Quest Skating Camp – Ages 6-10 / March 20 & 21 / 10 am – 3 pm / $70 Skating, Shooting & Scoring Hockey Conditioning Camp – Ages 6 – 12 / March 20 & 21 / 10 am – 3 pm/ $70 Dash & Splash Camp – Ages 6-10 / March 24-28 / 10 am – 3 pm/ $90 Little Rascals Hockey Camp- Ages 3-5 / March 24-28 / 9:30 am – 12 pm/ $75 Fun on Ice Skating Camp – Ages 3-5 / March 24-28 / 1:30 – 4 pm / $75 Coolest Game on Earth – Intro to Hockey Camp – Ages 6-12 / March 24-28 / 10-3 pm/ $90

Spring Sports Programs & Events

Little Rascals Floor Hockey – Ages 3-5 • Hot Shot Ball Hockey – Ages 6-12 Intro to Lacrosse – Ages 6-12 • Spring Ball Hockey League – Ages 6 -12

Drop-in Lazer Tag – Ages 8 - Adult

Lazer tag combines hi-tech, hide & seek heart pounding fun! Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 – 7pm (Leisure Arena) May 22- August 29, 2014 For Programs and Camp information go to • 250-287-9234 ext. 0

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1029 Cordero • $364,900

NEW WITH “FOUR BEDROOMS UP” - Discovery Plateau - Master with his/her closets - Ensuite with separate soaker tub and shower - Open floor plan - Hardwood and MLS# 355474 tile - 3 bath - RV parking Call Cliff Star to view today!! $364,900

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Cliff Star 250-286-1187 250-202-1021 NEW LISTING 202 ISLAND HWY • $289,800


2 bedroom 2 bath ground floor condo with 9 foot ceilings, granite counters, ensuite with heated floors, and French doors to the back patio and wrap around deck where you can enjoy the view. Great location across from the ocean.


This 1638 sq ft patio home offers an open floor plan with gas fireplace in the living area, spacious kitchen with dining area, a den, 2 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. French doors open onto a private sun roof enclosed patio and the yard which backs onto parkland. Enjoy the golf 105-1392 S. Isl. Hwy. MLS# 366343 course lifestyle. 15-2006 Sierra MLS# 369237


Walk to work at the hospital or jobs downtown — you are close to it all from this apartment style condo. It features one bedroom and one bathroom with a tenant in place. Great for first time buyers or even investors. 206-262 Birch Street MLS# 365416


This immaculate 2 storey is just 4 years old and has an open concept on the main floor with living, dining, and kitchen plus laundry room and a two piece bath. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a full bath. The yard is fenced with a shed, greenhouse and patio with 68-1120 Evergreen MLS# 366941 arbour.


Plenty of windows allow lots of light into both levels of the 2820 sq ft home. The main features hardwood floors in the dining and living room, a spacious kitchen with center island, 3 bedrooms and access to the wrap around deck. The walkout basement has an office, 4th bedroom, den and family room. All this backing onto woods and a creek! #18-100 McPhedran Road MLS# 361396

15 ACRES • $850,000

Perfect property for horse lovers! Close to town yet rural with 15 acres selectively cleared and fully fenced with large ponds and plenty of room. The mobile on the property has been completed renovated with new furnace, kitchen, new flooring and a new roof. 2201 Shetland Rd. #342214


Brand new 1687 sq ft rancher with great room design. Good separation between master bedroom and two other bedrooms – ideal plan for families or empty nesters. 308 Serenity MLS#359010

WANT TO TRADE? • $349,000

Seller will consider trades for this house, acreage and shop on 3.1 acres. House is 2 bedrooms and the shop is over 1500 square feet. Development would allow up to 31 units on the property. Close to everything and updated too! This 775 Homewood Road #347982 ocean view home features beautiful walnut floors, a brand new kitchen with stainless appliances, new drywall and insulation and a newer roof. The big deck off the kitchen is ideal for summer barbecues and the RV hook ups are an added bonus. The lot is ⅓ of an acre and subdivision may be possible. 202 Island Hwy MLS# 369968


Live up in the 3 bedroom or down in the 1 bedroom and collect rent from the other unit. This updated home has a new roof and sits on a third of an acre with back yard access for your toys. 644-8th Avenue MLS#344399

NEW LISTING 151 S. PETERSEN • $448,800

OPEN HOUSE Sat., 1:30-3pm • Hosted by Kathryn 979 Timberline • $364,800


TOP FLOOR CONDO • $149,900

Beautiful upper level unit in Pacific Maples. This sunny corner unit features two bedrooms and two bathrooms and open concept living areas with 9 foot ceilings, a gas fireplace, in unit laundry and a deck overlooking the trees and well landscaped complex. 43–251 McPhedran MLS#357412



2 bedroom condo features an open concept with updated flooring, a spacious kitchen and a large covered deck where you can enjoy the ocean view. Large master bedroom with walk in closet, In unit laundry, and secure parking 336-390 S. Isl. Hwy. #368588

A rare combination....a rancher with an ocean view! This new home features a great room design with a huge bonus room over the garage. Over 1800 square feet of living space with 3 spacious bedrooms and two full baths. The master suite is 14 x 14 with a large walk in closet and a luxurious ensuite with a large custom tiled shower. 979 Timberline MLS# 358751

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Extensively renovated inside and out and with the shop of your dreams! This 3 bedroom home features a new maple kitchen, updated bathrooms, new flooring, new windows, a new furnace and all new wiring. The detached shop is 1400 sqft with 220 wiring, 17 ft ceilings and over height doors. Tons of RV parking for all your toys! 151 S. Petersen MLS# 370065




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This front corner unit has amazing unobstructed view over Discovery # Passage and Quadra Island. With 2 full bedrooms plus an ensuite, this is a great floor plan. This home is in fabulous shape with fresh paint and some updates done that needs nothing. Do not miss out on this awesome unit today. $144,500. MLS 366978

302-894 S. Island Hwy.

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REDUCED $20,000

This is a top floor middle unit in Silver Seas. With two beds, 2 baths and over 1300 sq. ft. of living space, vaulted ceilings # and deluxe kitchen make this unit very special. Some of the upgrades include granite countertops, like new Whirlpool appliances and gorgeous carpets. This penthouse must be seen. $299,900. MLS 362800

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#401 - 322 BIRCH ST.

A little beauty! Lovely 1 bedroom condo with numerous perks! An investors dream, property is totally looked after by a management corporation in a rental pool. MLS# 350894 $84,500

#15-2750 DENMAN ST.

1,494 sq.ft. townhome. Carefree lifestyle! 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Natural gas fireplace in the living room. Your own private patio in the back. Single garage.


Open dining & living rooms, vaulted ceilings & beautiful oversized deck overlooking the natural private beauty of the yard. 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. This one is a keeper! MLS# 356454 $314,900


Outstanding custom built rancher in sunny Georgia Park! Almost 1,800 sq.ft., high ceilings, hardwood floors, granite countertops, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal dining room & living room. Back garden is beautiful. MLS# 368286 $424,900

MLS# 351814 $214,900


Exquisite French country estate, almost 5 acres, outstanding property with gardens & pond. Beautifully designed & decorated. 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Kitchen floor is Travertine marble. 3 sets of French doors. MLS# 368027 $579,500




City looking for public input on Alder Street corridor COURIER-ISLANDER

The City of Campbell River is seeking public input on opportunities to improve Alder Street. Alder Street’s role is as one of the primary northsouth routes with safe access to and from the many single-family homes along this 7.5 kilometre street. The city also wants residents’ opinions on sidewalk improvements, how to better accommodate bicycles and bus stop upgrades. The first opportunity for people to get involved will be at a public open house


Cape Cod looking home on almost a 1/2 acre lot. 4 bedrooms on the upper floor & a generous office/den on the main. This Mitlenatch gem is definitely a wonderful family home. 2 car & single bay car garage. RV parking. MLS# 368050 $409,900

Adult oriented 19+. Immaculate condition. What a honey! Simply elegant 2 bedroom condo on one level, some laminate flooring & Berber carpeting. 2 parking spaces. MLS# 361887 $119,900

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People can also monitor the corridor review by visiting the city’s website for updates and additional opportunities to provide input — or by following the city’s facebook page. View the City of Campbell River’s Master Transportation Plan online at www. under Roads and Transportation / Studies. The Alder Street corridor review is being completed by Boulevard Transportation Group, an Island-based transportation consulting firm with experience undertaking similar corridor planning studies.

Cultural mapping on tap The Campbell River Arts Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, is embarking on a Cultural Mapping Project. Funded through the BC Creative Communities program, the Mapping Project aims to create arts-driven opportunities for artists to engage with the community in an attempt to creatively ‘map’ who and where we are collectively. A segment of this Mapping Project will be a photo show depicting scenes of Campbell

River and the surrounding area ... scenes that are important to you about living here. The show will be entitled: Images of Home! They are asking you to email your favourite Campbell River scenes to them. These photographs will be posted on their website. Then a selection will be made for the 7th Annual Photo Show at the Sybil Andrews Cottage. These will be judged and prizes will be awarded. What represents “Home” to you? They are looking for a variety of images ... from a picnic at the lake to your own backyard, from fishermen to scenery, from street life to skaters, from hiking spots to night life, etc. Email your photos (JPEGs, please) to mageeheather@hotmail. com. For more information, please call the Arts Council (250) 923-0213 or email:


#3B - 690 COLWYN ST.

Location is everything! Outstanding Ocean & Mountain Views from this 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo. There is a single detached garage and you can walk to downtown. MLS# 363808 $161,900

on Wednesday, March 12 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Sportsplex. At the open house session, people will see examples of options that could be considered for this route, based on a consultant’s initial review of the project. Boulevard Traffic Group and City staff will be on hand to discuss options and gather public feedback. The open house material will also reference the City’s 2012 Master Transportation Plan — a vision for the community’s multimodal transportation system for the next 25 years.

Public Meeting

Re: BC FERRIES CRISIS 2:00-3:30 PM, Saturday March 8th CR Labour Hall, 840-14th Ave., Behind Save-On Foods

Speaker… Claire Trevena, MLA Sponsored by BC NDP Constituency Association

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Take Your Mortgage Renewal Seriously Far too many people simply sign their renewal because they don’t want to be bothered or don’t have time to deal with it – big mistake! This means you lose out on a chance to reduce your interest rate and you may be stuck with a mortgage that might not be optimal for your situation. Renewing your mortgage gives you a chance to reassess what you require in a home loan and to look at mortgage choices that fit the needs you have today. You can start the

mortgage renewal process 3-4 months prior to your maturity date. If you wait until the bank mails their mortgage renewal notice, you won’t have the time you need to make the best choice. Your renewal is also a great time to lump money down on the principle since your mortgage is fully open – you can pay it off in full or put a big chunk down if you wish. It’s also a great time to make some changes depending on what is happening with your financial picture.

Maybe you need to consolidate debts or want to take equity out for a future revenue property. Remember you don’t have to renew with your current lender. You have the option to switch to another lender if they are offering a better product, have better terms and a more competitive rate. By taking the time to learn the options available to you at renewal will help you decide on the best possible mortgage for your needs and could save you thousands of dollars in interest.




MLA heads up BC Ferries meeting set for March 8 in Campbell River A informational meeting on the BC Ferries Crisis will be held Saturday, March 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Campbell River Labour Hall. Meanwhile MLA Claire Trevena wonders if the Transportation Minister has even been on a BC Ferry and will be discussing the issue at the meeting. Trevena said Minister Todd Stone “clearly has no understanding of the needs of coastal communities nor their inextricable links to the rest of BC. “He is oblivious to the economic dam-

age to communities or the damage to BC’s reputation and I have to wonder if he has ever been on a ferry.” Stone announced cutbacks in late November, including an end to free passes for seniors and the installation of slot machines. The planned cuts affect service to and from Port Hardy, Powell River, Comox, Texada Island, Gabriola Island, Thetis Island, Penelakut, Denman Island, Hornby Island and Quadra Island. The event is sponsored by the BC NDP Constituency Association.



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1732 Penfield Road

Come join me in viewing this lovely family home in the heart of Willow Pt. 3BDS/2 1/2BTHS with hardwood flooring and a very private lot. Move-in ready, fresh paint, new roof, etc. This split level offers every family member a bit of space, yet is perfect for family gatherings. Kids in sports? The Sportsplex is just a block away! Kids in different levels of schools? All levels are close - including the college! Dog need walking? Beaver Lodge Lands and the beach are just a short walk away! Busy parents? Willow Pt. Village will cover all of your needs! Freshly priced at: $269,900. Don’t miss this one, be settled for BBQ MLS#361000 season!



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Ernie Koizumi 3806 S. Island Hwy., Campbell River • $829,900


Semi-waterfront, 1 acre with custom built in 2002, meticulously kept home has 3 baths, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 up and could be 2 down. Grand welcoming entry & custom oak curved staircase, open living on main floor, 40’x54’, (2200 sq. ft.) shop with 16’ walls, single-phase & 3-phase electric, and ocean and coastal mountain views. Enjoy the benefits of this one-owner, custom built & finished home.


New With 4 Bedrooms Up MLS 355474

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New Affordable Rancher Grand Feeling MLS 362749 $294,900 MLS 368463

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3 Bed + Den, RV Parking, No GST! Less Than A Year Old - Bedrooms Up!, No GST! MLS 360651 $339,900 MLS 369148 $329,900

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534 Alder Street

Lovely, warm and unique. Enjoy ocean views from this 4-5 bed, 2 bath, centrally located home. Custom arched and coffered ceilings as well as gorgeous exterior finishing. Upgraded, detached shop offers a great man cave. Lots of covered patio space to enjoy the view and year-round b-b-q’s. $282,500.

Large 3 Bed + Den, RV Parking, No GST! 3 Bed, 2 Bath, RV Parking, No GST! MLS 360644 $329,900 MLS 364195 $339,900 NO GST

1057 Cordero Crescent

Legal Suite Down! Cash cow for sale – full duplex, (legal, non conforming) rents for $950./mo. up and $500./mo. Down. 4 bed, 3 bath home is close to hospital main bus routes and all the family amenities. This is a great family neighbourhood and this property has undergone many recent updates. Priced to sell at $269,900 130 Taylor Way.



2475 Joanne Drive, Campbell River • $529,000 Custom built, 2800+/- sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath beauty in Penfield West. The back yard is a low-maintenance oasis, kitchen is a chef’s dream, huge master with ensuite...too many stunning features to list. This home is pristine and move-in ready. • Office: 250.830.1770




Wonderful, young Cortes Island family looking for the perfect 3-4 bedroom home. Please call Ernie direct 250.287.1706 if you think your home is for them.


1020 Cordero Crescent

3820 Mitlenatch Drive, Campbell River • $548,000 3400 sq ft, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, executive style home with gorgeous ocean & mountain views. Features master with walk-in closet, 2 sundecks, interior & exterior distributive sound system with state-of-the-art audio surround sound home theatre system. Part can be closed off for use as an in-law suite. Outside features mature landscaping with fruit & nut trees, cedar hedges & holly trees.


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1608 Passageview

2861 Denman Street

Big, 3300 sq.ft., Executive Home + Nice Split Level Loaded, Oversized Shop MLS 370043 $249,900 MLS 363850 $479,900



Brahms Horn Trio to be performed in Black Creek COURIER-ISLANDER

Despite Brahms’s reputation as a serious composer of large, complex musical structures (including four symphonies, two piano concertos and others), some of his most widely known compositions were small-scale works aimed at the thriving contemporary market for domestic music-making. His chamber works include three string quartets, two string sextets, a clarinet quintet, a clarinet trio, a piano quintet, three piano quar-

ters, four piano trios and this Op. 40 Horn Trio (Waldhorn), which was first performed Nov. 25, 1865, will now be performed again on March 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the United Mennonite Church, Black Creek, 2277 Enns Road. Calvin Dyck (violin) and Carmen Hollet (piano) will join Geoffrey Leader on horn to bring us this concert. Geoffrey grew up in West Vancouver and earned his Master of Music degree from the University of Toronto in 1984. He was national first prize win-

ner in both brass solo and chamber music categories at the 1977 National Competition Festival of Music in Toronto. In addition to three years of special studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Leader has been in high demand as soloist/instructor including CYMC in Courtenay. Calvin has been concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony since 2000. In 2012 Calvin was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the community. In April

2013 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities by Trinity Western University. Carmen is currently a faculty member at Trinity Western University working with the TWU choirs. She holds a BAA (music) from TWU, and ARCT diploma in piano performance and just recently finished her studies in Choral Conducting (MMus) at California State University in Los Angeles. You may have planned to hear this work a few years ago and

been disappointed because it was cancelled due to snow. If the snow stays on the mountain this week, plan to come and listen to some beautiful music. Other works to be performed include Scherzo Concertante for horn and piano by Vaclav Nelhybel, Theme from Ladies in Lavender, by Nigel Hess. Tickets: adults $ 20, students/ seniors $ 15. In Black Creek call 250-337-2204, in Campbell River call 250-923-2420. Tickets also available at the door.

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Maxine and Ken Langford, 80, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary March 12. The couple have lived in Campbell River most of their adult lives, except for a move to Powell River in 1968. Ken came here from Burnaby in 1948 and Maxine came from Coal Valley, Alberta, in 1952. They remember Campbell River when the Tyee Plaza was oceanfront, when the main grocery store was Overwaitea on the corner of Spruce Street and the Island Highway, when Alder and Dogwood streets stopped at the forest on 2nd Avenue, when the Beehive Cafe was the place to eat, the bowling alley was on the spot where the RBC is now, and when the only drug store was located where Swicked Cycles is on Spruce Street in Campbellton. In fact, Campbellton was the “hub” of the Village of Campbell River. “There are some things that stayed the same,” said Maxine. “The outdoor pool was there back then, and so was the movie theatre on 10th Avenue. That was where we saw our first movie together.” The couple cannot recall what the name of the movie was. “Who was watching the movie any ways?” said Ken. Both husband and wife have endured health issues over the last decade, a serious stroke suffered by Maxine nine years ago and two open heart surgeries for Ken whose daughter Deanna said has outlived his prognosis. Ken recalls how close to death his wife was, and how, to this day, she is still coping with the aftermath. “I am glad my wife didn’t die,”

Ken and Maxine on their wedding day.

Ken and Maxine Langford credit laughter and staying mellow during the ups and downs of married life for their 60 years together. The open house to celebrate their anniversary is taking place in the same house in which they had their wedding reception in 1954. (Photo by Sian Thomson) Ken said. “I would rather have her here to argue with.” Their love affair started when Ken and Maxine’s younger sisters became friends. Ken and his friend Angus found out Ken’s sister’s friend had two older sisters. “One was lean and mean, one was more chunky,” Ken said. “I told Angus I liked a girl who was lean and mean and he said he preferred them chunkier, so we married the girls of our dreams.” On his first date, Ken borrowed Angus’s car “because it was nicer than mine” and took Maxine to Port Alberni, which in

those days was a pretty big deal according to the couple. Ironically, they ate at the “Three Sister’s Cafe” and after looking around the stores, Ken bought Maxine a small cedar (jewellry) box that she still has to this day. After dating for 18 months, Ken asked Maxine’s father for permission to marry her. He said yes, and Maxine left her job at the post office, located on Shoppers Row where the Peoples Drug Mart store is now, and planned her wedding at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, then, located in Campbellton. The church burned down several years later. “We had about 50 people there,

I bought my wedding dress in Courtenay for about $25 and the whole wedding cost about $400,” said Maxine. Ken reminded her that he had to get baptized before the Reverend would marry them. “I went up to the baptist church, got it done, said to Cannon Proctor ‘there you go’ and away we went,” said Ken. “The reception was held at our house on 15th Avenue, the same house we celebrated our 50th and soon to be 60th wedding anniversary.” Their daughter Deanna Hunt lives in the house now. “Who lives in their parents’ wedding reception house?” she

said. “But Campbellton has been our anchor, most of our family and extended family started here or still lives here.” Maxine and her mother and sisters worked at the Ideal Cafe from 1962 to 1968, while Ken worked at the Argonaut Mine as a mechanic, then a pulp tester at the mill and finally for Theo Berns as a drywaller before starting his own company in Powell River for a time. The couple have lost two of their children, and times have not always been easy. “The secret to staying together,” said Ken, “is that we never had enough money to get a divorce.” “I tolerate the old bugger,” said Maxine. “I put up with her nonsense,” said Ken. “Seriously, it is a lot of laughter, and in the last 25 years things have mellowed out,” said Ken. “I cannot remember the last time she hollered at me.” There will be an open house for the couple to celebrate their 60th anniversary, Saturday, March 15, taking place at the home in which they held their wedding reception, 1901 15th Avenue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.








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You’re never too old to start exercising


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Cereals can have more sodium than you would think. The following are a few ways men and women over 50 can alter their diets so their bodies are getting what they need to live long and healthy lives well into their golden years. As is always the case, men and women should discuss any potential changes to their diets with their physicians to ensure the changes

will be both effective and healthy. * Balance your diet. Kids hear of the benefits of a balanced diet seemingly from the moment they enter a classroom for the first time, but many adults fail to heed that basic advice as they get further and further away from Kindergarten. When changing your diet, be sure to include plenty of protein and carbohydrates. Protein maintains and rebuilds muscles, which is especially important for aging men and women who might find themselves unable to keep up with the physical demands of everyday life as well as they used to. Including ample low-fat protein, which can be found in fish, eggs and low-fat dairy among other foods, will aid in muscle recovery, benefitting aging athletes as well as those men and women over 50 who recently started exercising as a means to regaining their physical fitness. A diet lacking in sufficient protein can contribute to muscle deterioration, arthritis and even organ failure, so it’s important for men and women to prioritize including protein in their diets. Carbohydrates are also an important part of a balanced diet, as they are a great source of energy that can help men and women stay active well past the age of 50. Carbohydrates found in fruits, grains and vegetables

are the most beneficial, as these contain valuable vitamins, minerals and nutrients. * Don’t denounce dairy. Dairy is a great source of calcium, which promotes strong bones and teeth. Men and women over the age of 50 want their bones to be as strong as possible because aging is one of the strongest risk factors for osteoporosis, a potentially debilitating medical condition in which loss of tissue causes bones to become brittle and fragile. Vitamin D is necessary to effectively absorb calcium, and vitamin D can be found in certain dairy products, including pasture-raised eggs and grassfed cow’s milk, and can be generated when men and women get enough sunlight. Other healthy sources of

vitamin D include salmon, light tuna packed in oil, sardines, and sun-grown mushrooms. * Cut back on sodium intake. Cutting back on sodium intake can be very beneficial, especially for men and women over the age of 50, who are at greater risk of diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease. But cutting back on sodium intake takes more than just throwing the salt shaker away. Processed foods, soups, canned goods, salad dressings, condiments such as mustard and ketchup, and breakfast cereals are just a few of the many products that may contain alarming amounts of sodium. That’s important to note, as excess sodium increases blood pressure by holding excess fluid in the body.

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Peewee A Tyees net Island Tier II title KEN ZAHARIA COURIER-ISLANDER

The KLP Construction Peewee A Tyees are going to the ‘show’. The Tyees kept their season alive in becoming the only Campbell River Minor Hockey Association male rep team to qualify for Provincials by sweeping their best of three final series with the Saanich Braves to become the 2013-14 Vancouver Island Tier II Hockey League champions. With the Island title comes a berth to the 2014 BC Provincials Pewee Tier II Championship, March 16-21, in Juan de Fuca. “I am extremely happy with the efforts of our team – we have worked all year to achieve this goal and will continue to work hard in the provincial tournament,” said Tyees head coach Pat Corrado. “The growth and advancement of each individual player has made our team incredibly strong and truly shows our team can continue to reach its goals this year and compete for the provincial title.” A convincing 10-5 victory over the Peninsula Eagles in a single game knockout event the weekend before vaulted the Tyees into II Island finals against the Saanich Braves. Backed by a strong performance from goaltender Antoine Minfray, the Tyees took game one handily by a score of 8-

Members of the Vancouver Island Tier II championship KLP Construction Peewee A Tyees include, back left, assistant coach Greg Fox, head coach Pat Corrado, assistant coach Peter Apostolakos, manager Grant Parker and assistant coach Craig Robertson. Middle left, Davis Frank, Josh Nelson, Bryce Narhi, Owen Parker, Matthew Ubriaco, Clinton Nelson, Nolan Corrado, Evan Fox and Grady Robertson. Front left, Riley Billy, Sam Ellis, Coulsen McCartney, Brendan Almer, River Fahey, Jalen Price, Noah Fladager and Antoine Minfray. (photo submitted) 2. The victory set Campbell River up nicely to win the Tier II Island championship at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Saturday, and avoid travelling back to Vic-

toria the following day to play a third and deciding game. A very committed group of Tyees players rose to the occasion and played arguably their


best and most dominating performance of the year by firing a remarkable 56 shots on net en route to 13-3 thumping of the Braves. The victory also kept the

Tyees remarkable late season winning streak alive and well at 12 games and counting. The game actually started well See Tyees on page 19.


Sanderson shuts the front door on Bucs No. 1 against No. 4 how they match up the Victoria Cougars in a best of seven semifinal. Game one goes Thursday in Victoria, game two Bring on the Victoria Couis a the ‘Brindy’ Friday, at 7:30 gars. p.m. Russell Sanderson stopped all The other semi will have the No. 40 Nanaimo Buccaneers shots 3 seed Peninsula Panthers taking he faced to lead the Campbell on the No. 2 ranked Comox Valley River Storm to a Vancouver Glacier Kings. Island Junior Hockey League Sanderson was at his brilliant quarterfinal playoff series endbest in the second period where ing 3-0 victory Friday at Rod he turned aside all 22 Nanaimo Brind’Amour Arena. Russell Sanderson shots he faced. The high shot total The win gave the Storm a 4-2 margin in the best of seven series. The fourth was thanks to the Storm being assessed five See Storm on page 20. seeded Storm will now take on the No. 1 seed in



Despite the Victoria Cougars garnering the No. 1 seed, the No. 4 Campbell River Storm match up well for their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League best of seven semifinal playoff series. The teams split their four meetings this VIJHL season, each team managing a win in the other squad’s home barn. Overall the Storm outscored the Cougars 11-9 in those four contests, including a convincing 5-2 win in their last encounter at Rod Brind’Amour Arena on Valentine’s Day. Overall the Cougars topped the VIJHL

standings with a 35-10-3 for 73 points, but the Storm weren’t far behind with 64 points and a 30-14-4 record. Victoria, who have won the last two VIJHL titles, had the league’s best offence with 225 goals, in just in front of the No. 2 Storm’s 218. The two teams were also No. 1 and 2 defensively. In the battle of special teams so far this playoffs, the Cougars have the best power play at 47 per cent, the Storm are No. 2 at 32 per cent. But the Storm have by far and away the best penalty kill only allowing three goals in 35 opposition attempts for a 91 per cent efficiency rating.



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Campbell River Monday Night Adult Coed Volleyball League: 'A' Division Team G W L SW SL Dilligaf 4 3 1 7 3 Kiss My Ace 4 3 1 6 3 Net Results 4 3 1 6 3 The Booyahs! 4 2 2 6 5 Kids Wanna Block 4 1 3 3 6 Serves You Right 4 0 4 0 8 'B' Division Snoops Dogs 4 4 0 8 2 Ball So Hard 4 3 1 7 5 Bombers 4 2 2 6 6 Bump It Up 4 2 2 5 4 We Like Big Bumps 4 1 3 3 6 Safe Sets 4 0 4 2 8


Campbell River 8-Ball Association: ‘A’ Division P Team Pt 1 Pier Street Bullys 34

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Eagles Oldtimers 32 Eagles Rockers 26 Eagles Talons 25 Elks Elkoholics 23 Eagles Breakers 22 Freddie's Tequila Shooters 17 Eagles Navigators 14 ‘B’ Division 1 Quinsam Sticks & Stones 30 2 JJ’s Exotic Shots 28 3 Quinsam Q’s 27 4 Freddie's Leftovers 26 5 Pier Street Pocket Divas 24 6 Elks-EZ United 21 7 Eagles Sitting Ducks 19 7 Quinsam Stick Ticklers 19 ERO’s - Bill Giesbrecht, Jim Paul, Kevin Olsen, Steve Denroche 1


Monday Night Darts League: Ladies Team G F A C.R. Legion 18 140 84 Curling Club #2 18 135 89 Curling Club #1 18 128 96 Elks #1 19 119 105 Elks #2 19 118 120 Quinsam #1 19 116 122 Eagles 19 99 151 Quinsam #2 18 94 130 Willows Pub 17 78 132 Mens Quadra Legion 19 152 76 Freddie's Pub #1 17 126 78 Riptide Pub #2 19 120 108 Elks #1 19 112 116 Curling Club 17 111 93 Eagles 19 107 121 Elks #2 16 101 90 Willows Pub 18 101 115 Riptide Pub #1 20 88 152 Freddie's Pub #2 18 73 142 Highs High Scores - Don Tweed 120; Rob MacGregor 117 Games Riptide #2 8 Riptide #1 4


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Thursday Golden Crystals Seniors League: P Team T 1 Starfish 31 2 Sea Lions 26 3 Sand Dollars 22 4 Mermaids 20 5 Stingrays 20 6 Axolotl 18 7 Orcas 12 8 Octopi 11 Team Highs Points Over Series Average Mermaids +285 Scratch Game - Mermaids 919 Scratch Series - Mermaids 2,613 Individual Highs Scratch Series - Men - Gary AuCoin 733; Women - Olivia Milan 600 Scratch Game - Men - Gary AuCoin 361; Women - Olivia Milan 254 Pins Over Average Game - Men - Gary AuCoin +176; Women - Olivia Milan +69 Pins Over Average Series - Men - Gary AuCoin +178; Women - Simone Greicken +115

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Leeson Lake 29 515 Storey Creek Golfers 15.5 500.5 CR Bowling Centre 24.5 491.5 Boston Pizza Brutes 20 482.5 Alley Cats 13 464.5 Clippers 6 354 Team Highs Scratch Game - Leeson Lake 725 Handicap Game - Leeson Lake 886 Scratch Series - Leeson Lake 2,079 Handicap Series - Leeson Lake 2,562 Individual Highs Scratch Game - Al Sankey 221 Handicap Game - Al Sankey 262 Scratch Series - Ray Stormo 562 Handicap Series - Ray Stormo 673 Tuesday Mixed Lunch Bunch League: P Team Q T 1 Quinsam Auto 268.5 564 2 Heavy Balls 225.5 440.5 3 Steve Marshall Ford 224.5 470.5 4 Lane Divas 213 449.5 5 Nesbitt Island Coffee 203 490.5 6 Leftys 188.5 449 7 Island Fever Travel 183 480.5 8 Odd Balls 166 393 9 BowlMates 154 434.5 9 Team 10 154 200 Team Highs Game - Odd Balls 681 Series - Lane Divas 1,927 Individual Highs Scratch Series - Men - Merv Belanko, Ray Stormo 497; Women - Shelia Stormo 473 Handicap Series - Men - Gordie Gustafson 656; Women - Stella Nickel 698 Scratch Game - Men - Merv Belanko 200; Women - Nancy Curley 202 Handicap Game - Men - Gordie Gustafson 252; Women - Nancy Curley 265 Tuesday Night Mixed League: *Quarter winners P Team Q T 1 King Pins* 86 207 1 The B.U.F.F.’S 74 207 3 EZDUZIT 66 191 190 4 Screaming Eagles* 52 5 Buckin Awesome 61 174 6 U.K. Plus 47 173 7 Ryan’s Pizzeria 46 149 8 Team 8 16 16 Team Highs Scratch Game - King Pins 839 Scratch Series - Buckin Awesome 2,378 Handicap Series - King Pins 3,235 Handicap Game - King Pins 1,230 Individual Highs Scratch Series - Men - Robert Rodgers 645; Women - Michelle Palmer 543 Handicap Series - Men - Robert Rodgers 741; Women - Michelle Palmer 708 Scratch Game - Men - Robert Rodgers 233; Women - Michelle Palmer 216 Handicap Game - Men - Mark Hallam 267; Women - Charmayne Watson 292 Congratulations - Leanne Brunt bowled a seniors 145 game (149); Lisa Gribble bowled a seniors 50 POA game (180), seniors 180 game (180); Michelle Palmer bowled a 500 series (508), clean game; Charmayne Watson bowled a 400 series (413), 75 POA game (197); Mark Hallam bowled a 200 game( 200), seniors 50 POA game (200), seniors 180 game(200); Den King bowled a 500 series (508);

Devon Rodgers bowled a 180 game (199); The BUFFS third quarter winners Wednesday Night Ladies League: P Team Q T 1 ATM Dolls With Balls 46 396.5 2 2nd Storie 42 431.5 3 Strike Outs 42 453 4 Lucky Strikes 38 393.5 5 Jonny’s Bar & Lounge 36 443 6 Az-Tec 34 371.5 7 The Rockin Rollers 30 437.5 8 Pin Ups 20 381.5 Team Highs Scratch Game - Lucky Strikes 557 Scratch Series - Lucky Strikes 1,870 Handicap Game - Lucky Strikes 908 Individual Highs Scratch Game - Leona Williams 205 Handicap Game - Rhonda Lambert 249 Most Over Average Game - Rhonda Lambert +49 Most Over Average Series - Iona Wheatley +75 Thursday Morning 50+ Seniors League: P Team Q T 1 Limeys 50 244 1 Quinsam Auto 50 219 3 Class Act 42 244 4 Spare Shooters 41 253.5 5 Flyers 39 258 6 King Pins 37 231.5 7 Happy Wanderers 33 248 7 Hopefuls 33 247 9 Amigos 30 241.5 10 Strikers 25 188.5 Team Highs Scratch Game - Spare Shooters 696 Handicap Game - King Pins 887 Scratch Series - Spare Shooters 1,955 Handicap Series - Spare Shooters 2,516 Individual Highs Scratch Series - Men - Hogie McCrae 546; Women - Juanita Benedictson 501 Handicap Series - Men - Geoff Bryant 650; Women - Juanita Benedictson 675 Scratch Game - Men - Hogie McCrae 205; Women - Shelly Morton 181 Handicap Game - Men - Geoff Bryant 246; Women - Shelly Morton 248 Friday Night Mixed League: P Team Q T 1 Aspareiguess 83 483.5 2 Whatever Works 67 443.5 3 Alvin & The Chipmunks 66 450 4 C&C 52 423.5 5 Bowlderdash 47 418.5 6 Az-Tec 41 429 7 CR Business Centre 39 365.5 8 Lucky 7’s 37 442.5 Team Highs Scratch Game - Whatever Works 709 Scratch Series - Whatever Works 2,037 Handicap Game - Aspareiguess 864 Handicap Series - Aspareiguess 2,547 Individual Highs Scratch Game - Men - Wayne Bezaire 210; Women - Denise Kennedy 194 Handicap Game - Men - Ray Stormo 243; Women - Denise Kennedy 238 Scratch Series - Men - Hogie McCrae 580; Women - Marian Atkinson 510 Handicap Series - Men - Peter Bracchi 661; Women - Michele Murphy 654

Campbell River Bridge Club Open Pairs Results The following are Campbell River Bridge Club results from last week: Wednesday Scores after 13 rounds Average: 130.0 P Pct Score Pair 1. 70.35 182.92 Hans Winckler - Grace Schmidt. 2. 60.62 157.60 Joy Andersen

- Carrie Mulcahy. 3. 58.87 153.05 Mark Lawrence - Marie Main. 4. 58.85 153.02 Wally Uyeyama - Vic Vlaj. 5. 58.06 150.95 Jean Tait Paula Sambrook. 6. 57.08 148.42 Tom Burdett - Jerry Sambrook. 7. 54.50 141.70 Roger Lucas

- Rose Lucas. 8. 54.23 141.00 Lynne Godfrey - Jackie Langdon. 9. 53.58 139.32 Phillip Sanford - Maureen Olafson. 10. 51.75 134.55 Jan Hudson - Bev Ebert. 11. 50.19 130.49 Mike Moscovitch - Jackie MacNaughton. 12. 49.33 128.27 Rosanne

Smith - Steve Smith. 13. 46.54 121.00 Marie-Claire Smith - Ed Hrechuk. Thursday Scores after 13 rounds Average: 91.0 1. 59.62 108.50 Abe Stewart - Wally Uyeyama. 2. 56.04 102.00 Glenda McGrath - Pete McGrath.

3. 55.77 101.50 Grace Kennedy - Bill Kennedy. 4. 55.77 101.50 Vic Vlaj - Grace Schmidt. 5. 52.75 96.00 Ed Hrechuk Mike Beston. 6. 52.47 95.50 Phillip Sanford - Maureen Olafson. 7. 50.82 92.50 Marlene Wright - Ron Toutant.






Nine judo medals won at Mission Games

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The judo mats in Mission turned in a nine medal performances for Campbell River Judo Club members at the 2014 BC Winter Games, Feb. 20-23. Five Riverites, Maggie Cramb, Haley Henry, Emilie Matkovich, Jake Misky and Kelsey Painter, combined for a total of nine medals, under the guidance of Island Zone 6 assistant coach, Campbell River’s Leah Tremain and head coach Jeremy Grant from Victoria. “I went to the games as an assistant coach for the judo girls Island team - it was a development position and I was nervous having never helped in this way,” said Remain. “I couldn’t have anticipated how rewarding it turned out to be - and it was all because of our Island team. They were truly inspiring. “Also it was the biggest team the Island has ever taken to the games with 21 competitors. And we were the biggest judo team out of all of BC this year.” All five shared in an over silver medal for the Island team. Painter turned in a golden performance in the girl’s +70 kg division and she said competing at the Games against the rest of the province was an amazing experience. “Being on the Island team was the first time I didn’t compete representing just

The Campbell River Badminton Club is hosting the 2014 BC Provincial Masters Badminton Championships at the Sportsplex this weekend. Play begins on Friday night at 5:30 p.m., continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. approximately. Eighty players from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Alberta and Washington will be competing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles in age categories of 30+ to 70+ in five year increments. Spectators are welcome

Campbell River Judo Club members with their medals from the recent 2014 BC Winter Games include, back left, Kelsey Painter, Emilie Matkovich, Maggie Cramb and Haley Henry. In front is Jake Misky. (Photo special to the Courier-Islander) myself. It was the most fun, amazing incredible experience I have ever had,” said Painter. “It changed my perspective of judo in a good way.” Henry fought her way to a silver medal in -57 kg, Cramb had the same

Tyees from page 17. for Saanich, as they opened the scoring at the five-minute mark on a breakaway goal. The Tyees responded quickly when defenceman Matthew Ubriaco picked up a rebound off the half-wall and fired a wrist shot to get the Tyees on the board. Soon after, Jalen Price made it 2-1, with an assist going to Nolan Corrado, followed by Grady Robertson and Noah Fladager teaming up to assist on a River Fahey tally to make it 3-1. Price then scored an unassisted goal late in the first to give the Tyees a solid three goal 4-1 cushion after the first. Defenceman Coulsen McCartney assisted on Price’s third goal of the game early in the second while the Braves answered shortly after with one of their own to make the score to 5-2. Price and McCartney assisted on a nifty Fladager goal at the midway point of the second to set the score at 6-2 after two. The third period had the ‘Brindy’ floodgates open up with the Tyees exploding for seven of the eight

result but in the -63 kg division. Matkovich came home sporting a bronze medal from the -70 kg division. “Competing at the games was amazing and a really great experience and I made new friends too,” said Henry.

third period goals. Riley Billy’s strong play in the final 20 minutes earned himself three assists, while one notable goal was a slap shot from the right point by defenceman Bryce Narhi that blew past the glove of the Braves’ goaltender. In addition, speedy Evan Fox scored on a beautiful glove side top shelf wrist shot while on a clear-cut breakaway. Tyees goaltender Sam Ellis played well between the pipes for win, and he even earned a rare assist in helping the Tyees win the Island championship.




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Campbell River Gymnastics Association members at the BC Winter Games included, from left, Reese Wheeldon, Carson Ogg and Janika Scriba. Missing is Riley Michael. (Photo by Stephanie Ogg)

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The 2014 BC Winter Games held in Mission last week were represented well from the Campbell River Gymnastics Association. Four local gymnasts were on the Island Zone 6 team, Janika Scriba and Reese Wheeldon on the girl’s side and Riley Michael and Carson Ogg on the boys. Mackenzie Henderson also won a wild card spot but had to pull out due to an injury. Scriba and Wheeldon helped the

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one and a half twist in her floor routine. Ogg and Michael lead the Zone 6 team and did well to represent the zone. The team finished out of the medals but it was a good experience for the Campbell River athletes. Ogg’s best finishes included a 13th place on the floor and 14th on both rings and parallel bars and finished 15th in the all around. Michael finished 12th on the bars, 15th on the floor and finished 18th in the all around.

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Zone 6 win a bronze medal in the overall team competition. This was a great accomplishment going up against much bigger zones from the Mainland. Wheeldon also added an individual bronze medal with a solid bar routine and finished in fourth place all around only .3 of a point away from winning the all around title. Scriba’s highlights included finishing just out of the medals with a well swung bar routine and sticking a well done back layout

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from Campbell River. Skiers competed in two different events moguls and slope style. After the first day of moguls, Sketchley finished fourth with a score of 13.56. The second day of competition was slopestyle. And after sliding on rails and hitting a number of jumps, Island freestylers finished strong. No stronger than Sketchley who came home with a gold medal with a score of 26.6. Storm from page 17. minor penalties to the Buccaneers one in the period. The final shot total had each team with 40. Combined with No. 1 Storm netminder Jack Surgenor, Campbell River goaltending was a strength in the series only allowing 11 Nanaimo goals in the six games. Offensively the Storm were led by defenceman Jordan Rauser who scored two of the three Campbell River goals. The first one, and game winner, came in the first period on the power play. The Storm’s other goal from Brendan deVries also came with the man advantage. Trent Johnson had a pair of assists, single helpers came from deVries, Brayden Taekema, Curtis Toneff and Josiah Friesen. Nanaimo finished the game with eight power play opportunities to the Storm’s six.





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number of VIP packages are also available. Please contact the Tidemark Box Office at 250-287-PINK for more information. Tickets can also be purchased online at www. Opening for Fefe Dobson is the Kitchener, Ont., punk band, Courage My Love and Toronto, Ont., singer songwriter, Craig Stickland. Fefe Dobson brings her talents to the Tidemark.






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BC Hydro finalizes deal with SNC-Lavalin opportunity event dates’ are March 31 and April 1. More information on them are available at “I congratulate BC Hydro, SNCLavalin and the community of Campbell River on this major milestone,” said Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Responsible for Core Review. “We have worked hard with BC Hydro to introduce a 10-year plan for rates that paves the way for important capital projects like this, while allowing cost reductions in other areas. I’m especially pleased with the economic benefits this project will provide during construction and in the long-term thanks to the clean, reliable energy that will be generated at John Hart.” Chris O’Riley, Executive Vice President of Generation, BC Hydro, said the it has been a long seven-year road to get to this point and he is happy it is finally getting under way. “BC Hydro has worked hard since 2007 to advance this major project by developing the best plan and the best design to deal with a 67-year-old generating station that has seismic, reliability and fish habitat risks,” he said. “John Hart is an important facil-

ity for us on Vancouver Island. We will continue to operate the existing generating station during the construction phase. The replacement facility will be constructed over the next five years and it’s an exciting time for BC Hydro, SNC-Lavalin and the wider Campbell River community.” The John Hart facility has been generating power since 1947 and provides enough annual power output to supply 74,000 homes. This will increase to 80,000 once the project is completed. The BC Hydro and InPower BC contract is for $720 million and represents the project construction costs. BC Hydro’s overall project cost is about $1.09 billion. This includes BC Hydro’s work on the project since 2007 (consultation, planning, regulatory processes like the BC Utilities Commission and the environmental assessment, project management, engineering, and procurement), the InPower BC contract, City of Campbell water infrastructure funding, BC Hydro cost to manage the contract during construction, mitigation and compensation, and financing costs.

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BC Hydro signed a $720 million contract with InPower BC for its $1.09 billion John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project today. The project includes the construction of an innovative, underground powerhouse that will enhance public safety and improve the site’s environmental footprint. The signing means the project has the green light for construction and will bring many economic benefits to the community of Campbell River, including more jobs. The number of people working at the site will grow to 200 by the end of this year and peak at 340 in 2016. InPower BC is a special purpose project company in which SNCLavalin Group Inc. has 100 per cent interest. SNC-Lavalin will run the project out of its Vancouver office, including working and coordinating with international team members on the specialized design and fabrication of components like generators and turbines. “SNC-Lavalin and its excellent team members are very proud to have been awarded the John Hart

The John Hart Generating Station as it is now. The pipes leading into the hillside will be replaced with an underground system. Project following BC Hydro’s competitive and rigorous procurement process,” said Robert G. Card, President and CEO, SNCLavalin. “This is a major project for BC Hydro and Vancouver Island, and we look forward to building on the community sup-


7.2 per cent up COURIER-ISLANDER

The benchmark price for a single-family home in the Campbell River area was $265,400, up 7.2 per cent over this time last year according to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. In the Comox Valley the benchmark price was $317,700 marking an increase of 1.33 per cent over last year; Duncan reports a benchmark price of $273,200 dipping 2.63 per cent from last year; Nanaimo’s benchmark price was $328,900 up 1.38 per cent over last year; Parksville/Qualicum has a benchmark price of $346,500, rising 2.63 per cent from last year; and the price for a benchmark home in Port Alberni is listed at $193,400, increasing 5.07 per cent from last year. Meanwhile sales activity across the Vancouver Island housing market area continued its gradual upward climb in February, with reports of healthy sales activity across the board.

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Jeremy Dunn has been named Executive Director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association said Vincent Erenst, Chair, BCSFA Board of

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Did You Know? Your neighbours need your help! During the last snow storm, the City received numerous comments and calls for help about clearing sidewalks. The City of Campbell River’s Traffic and Highways Regulation bylaw does not require owners or tenants of single and duplex residents to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, but it is a courtesy to neighbours in residential areas when you do – and it’s especially helpful for people with mobility challenges. For that reason, the City’s bylaw requests these private property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks near their property. According to City bylaw:

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• Owners or tenants of commercial, industrial and institutional premises must clear snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their premises by 10 a.m. on any day the premises are open to the public.

We’re reviewing opportunities to improve Alder Street – and want public feedback on how best to balance Alder Street’s role as one of the primary north-south routes with safe access to and from the many single-family homes along this 7.5 kilometre street. We also want to your opinion on sidewalk improvements, how to better accommodate bicycles and bus stop upgrades.

• Owners or managers of multi-unit residential premises must clear snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their premises by 10 a.m. on any day the premises are occupied.

Join us at a public open house on Wednesday, March 12 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Sportsplex. See examples of options that could be considered for this route, and learn more about the City’s 2012 Master Transportation Plan – a vision for the community’s multimodal transportation system for the next 25 years.

When winter weather comes to Campbell River, City crews work to keep emergency routes and main roads (like Dogwood, Alder and Hwy. 19A) passable for traffic. Depending on the amount of snow falling, the second priority is to clear collector roads, transit routes, and most commercial areas, including select public parking and facilities. For several days last week, we deployed our limited resources around the clock to keep major routes and collector roads and transit routes open. It takes us longer to get to local roads, but all were clear by day three of last week’s storm. How you can help: • To enable pedestrians and people using mobility assistance, please clear snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your home. • To keep roadways clear for vehicles, shovel snow from sidewalks away from the road. • To help snowplows clear streets, park cars off the road during or after a snowstorm.

Boulevard Traffic Group and City staff will be on hand to discuss options and gather public feedback as we work towards the next steps for this important transportation corridor.

• Help melting snow drain away – and prevent puddles and flooding – by cleaning storm drain grates.

Updates on the corridor review will be posted on the City’s website and Facebook Page.

• Drivers should slow down and move to the right when approaching a plow or sand/salt truck. Also, keep well back from plows and sanders, to ensure everyone’s safely when they reverse.

View the City of Campbell River’s Master Transportation Plan online at under City Services / Roads and Transportation / Studies.

• Use transit whenever possible. Drive only if you have good snow tires and a cold weather emergency kit.

• Use transit whenever possible. Drive only if you have good snow tires and a cold weather emergency kit.



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