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Gift to Campbell River returned to its creator The carving of a heron that was a gift to the city of Campbelll River has been returned after it was stolen in February. Lyle Johnson, six-year-old Bobbi, Kelly Bouzane and Dylan outside the remains of the family’s home that burned down Monday.

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A local family of four is alive today thanks to the actions of their six-year-old son and brother. Kelly Bouzane and Lyle Johnson, owners of Clean Sweep Chimneys, along with their sons Dylan, 14 and Bobbi, six, suffered a devastating loss in the early morning hours of March 17 when their Oyster River home burned to the ground. “Around 3:30 a.m., I woke up to my Bobbi screaming at the bottom of the stairs, ‘my room is on fire, my room is on fire’,” said Bouzane. “I ran to the top of the stairs and saw flames shooting out of his room towards the back of his head. I yelled at my husband to get our 14-year- old son, who sleeps at the far end of the upstairs hallway and I took Bobbi outside. We had to run through the fire and he got scorched on the back of his head, I had my eyebrows and eylashes singed. It is a very violent thing, loud and violent, being so close to the flames.”

Bouzane said once they were outside, she grabbed the hose and smashed in the window into her son’s room in an effort to put the fire out. “I thought I could do something about it,” he said, “but the whole house was engulfed and the flames just shot out at me.” Johnson and Dylan had to jump over the upstairs railing to get downstairs and avoid the flames. The family’s Rottweiler, ‘Lacy’, also escaped. The Oyster River fire department said the cause of the fire had not yet been determined. The family thinks a pillow fell between the head of Bobbi’s bed and the baseboard heater in his room. “It is kind of funny because we hardly ever use the baseboards, we usually heat our home with our wood stove and people have told us it’s the wood stove that is dangerous.” said Bouzane. In addition to the house being destroyed, her truck also melted in the blaze. See FIRE page 2.

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Family struggles with loss, hopes to get back on its feet Continued from page 1. They got out only with their pajamas. They lost not only family possessions but all the paper work for their business, waiting to be filed with Revenue Canada. Adding to the tragedy, their home, which they own and is mortgaged, is not insured. “We don’t want to go bankrupt,” said Bouzane, struggling to hold back tears. “We will stay where we are, we have lived there for 14 years. It is our home. We will tear it down and maybe park a fifth wheel while we build a shop and maybe live in that until we can rebuild.” The family is currently staying with neighbours down the street. “Our house was looking so nice before this,” she said. “We just put in new floors, siding, a roof. Now we have the bills and nothing to show for it.” Hailed as a hero by the Oyster River Fire Department, six year old Bobbi is struggling in the aftermath of the terrifying ordeal. “Our little boy is a brave and outgoing, but has been indirectly saying he is scared and has a hard time closing his eyes,” said Bouzane. “But if it was not for his quick thinking, knowing what to do, we would not be here. Thirty seconds to a minute later we would have been dead.” The family has fostered three children in their Fearon Road home in the past and Lyle, ironically, volunteered with the Oyster River Fire Department for a time. “We need help and are really, really stuck,” said Bouzane. “So much goodness has happened in our home. And Campbell River is such a beautiful place and people are so kind.” Family friend Tracey Robertson has stepped up to help the family and has

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Campbell River Mayor Walter Jakeway will plant a seed for thought with the Senate Standing Committee on aquaculture March 26 in Nanaimo. Jakeway will be addressing the committee after the City of Campbell River was invited to make a presentation by Max Hollins, Committee Clerk, in a letter to council Tuesday. Jakeway said he will not only be speaking in support of the fin-fish sector, he will also be bringing up what he said were exciting possibilities for the city in another sector of the industry. “I will also be attempting to generate new interest in promoting significant encouragement/development of a regional shellfish industry,” said Jakeway. “It is believed by many in the

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Megan Joseph, Kesler and Curtis Rutherford in happier times before fire destroyed their home and all their possessions. “My brother is heart broken,” she said. “He moved in three months ago. His dog meant everything to him. He said to me from the first day he walked in there it just felt like home. My son misses his toys and seems confused. My partner is taking it pretty hard. We are a young family starting out. All the things we had are gone. It’s really hard as the days go by and you start realizing all the little things you use on a daily basis like a can opener. My brother says he misses his bed. My partner misses his routine.” The family, who did not have insurance, are staying in the local school principal’s basement suite for a month until they find a place to live. The cause of the fire has not yet been

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AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) in Campbell River is partnering with Island Health and Positive Wellness North Island, to host the Second Blood Blitz Testing Day, with HIV tests and sexually transmitted infection tests being made available to everyone. The Blood Blitz Testing Day will take place on Monday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of AVI and Island Health’s partnership program, at the Campbell River office of AVI (1371 Unit C, Cedar Street) “Offering the 60 second tests, greatly reduces the anxiety people feel about waiting to get their results,” said Leanne Wingert, of AVI in Campbell River.


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The Discovery Passage SeaLife Society will be holding its first Annual General Meeting on April 2, in the Thulin Room, Maritime Heritage Centre, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Following the Aquarium’s incredibly successful first season the society will be taking this opportunity to reflect on what we have accomplished, as well as share our goals for the coming year and the future. They are inviting the public to join them at the AGM. You can learn more about what they do and the programs and opportunities available to you, your family, schools and community groups. Society Memberships and Season Passes will be on sale at the AGM. We welcome help with all aspects of the Aquar-

ium and would also love to meet potential volunteers. Aquarium staff shared the delights of the local marine environment with over 12,500 locals and visitors during an incredibly successful first season. Many families returned time and time again, often bringing their relatives and other company. Residents who thought that they knew the marine life of the area were astounded to see the diversity of creatures on our ‘doorstep’, and everyone between the ages of eight months and 80 years young found something to enchant them. The season culminated in the release of the Aquarium’s aquatic ‘guests’ back into the ocean. Season pass holders who tallied the greatest number of visits were invited to

the Release Party, and helped return crabs, whelks, seastars, pipefish, nudibranchs, sea cucumbers and more from the beach. Fish and other delicate critters were taken by boat back to their original habitats by Aquarium staff and volunteers. Thanks to Thrifty Foods for providing the snacks, and to all the volunteers who helped make the occasion so much fun. The Society says it cannot wait to open again for our second season starting May 17, and are looking forward to welcoming you for more excitement, wonder, and delight. In the meanwhile, if you would like to find out more, volunteer, or donate towards our educational programming please visit them at discoverypassageaquarium.ca or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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ces will be provided, and provides clarity for both the Strathcona Regional District and the city in moving forward with capital planning for infrastructure.” The proposal to extend the city boundary and offer sewer services remains conditional upon the Strathcona Regional District agreeing to transfer the existing $3.4 million grant, and on senior governments agreeing to extend the availability for the grant. Payment options have also been clarified. All 535 property owners in the boundary extension area would be provided the option of financing the $9,300 per property construction cost over 20 years — likely starting in 2015. The option to pay this fee in a lump sum would also remain. Once the sewer system is available for use, the 535 property owners would have up to five years to connect to the sewer system and pay the connection fee, currently set at $1,800. Feedback from Strathcona Regional District may further influence Council’s final proposal and timing of a referendum for Area D residents in the proposed boundary extension area. Additional public information meetings and newsletters will be used to update citizens. Information will also continue to be posted on the city’s website.

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Local mother wants council to force sidewalk snow clearing NEIL CAMERON COURIER-ISLANDER

It may be officially spring but a local mother wants to have a spring in her step during winter as well. Angela Macauley wants the city to make residents clear the snow off the sidewalks around their homes. Macauley appeared before city council Tuesday night and explained how difficult it is for pedestrians, including those with young children, to walk the streets during and after snowstorms. Especially after big ones like the one that hit the area in late February. “Only one or two people on the entire road felt obligated to clear the snow from the sidewalks in front of

their homes,” said Macauley who lives on Hilchey Road. “Even the bus stop was in an uneven mass of ice and snow. I could not make it down the sidewalk and did not feel comfortable walking on the road with my children especially because there were snow banks piled up against the curb forcing pedestrians even further into the road.” Currently the city only requires sidewalks to be cleared in certain areas, otherwise residents are merely requested to do so. “Our bylaw requires property owners in commercial, multi-family residential and industrial and institutional areas to remove the snow from the sidewalks around their property,

but in areas of typical residential areas it is not required,” said General Manager of Operations Ron Nuefeld. Councillor Ryan Mennie said he lives near the bus stop in question and tried to clear the sidewalks in front of his home seven times. He said he was concerned older residents might have a hard time with being required to remove the snow. And he asked if there was something the city could do about it. “It really boils down to the level of service that council wants to provide,” said Neufeld, adding that on Vancouver Island and province various cities and towns have either mandatory or requested snow removal bylaws.

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School District 72 has made progress with respect to energy conservation since 2009. That was the word from Wayne Cousins, BC Hydro’s Senior Account Manager for the Education Sector at the school board meeting on March

18. “Through such projects as lighting upgrades, the installation of occupancy controls, and programmed computer sleep modes, as well as the efforts of school green teams, the district has reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 19 percent and our energy consumption has continued to

decrease year over year since joining BC Hydro’s Energy Management Program. This has resulted in an annual savings of $193,000,” said Cousins. In recognition of this accomplishment, Cousins presented School District 72’s Energy Manager, Steve Woods with a BC Hydro Power Smart Award.

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Then the serpent (satan) said to the woman, “You will not die (be eternally separated from God). Satan lied then and he lies today because he is the father of lies, as Jesus stated in John 8:44(b) “ He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. “ God on the other hand is Truth and does not lie,“Numbers 23:19 God is not a human being, and He will not lie. He is not a human, and does not change His mind. What He says He will do, He does. What He promises, He makes come true. Originally, we humans were created to be God dependent. We were in union with God. Sin (disobeying God), however, caused a separation, and the spirit of man within him died (was separated from God ). After sin entered the world, man was abandoned to his own wisdom. The very nature of man became dominated and controlled by the devil (and continues to be so to this very day). Man’s nature became lustful, selfish, and full of hatred and misery. So how was God going to restore His relationship with man, well He gave His Word right in the garden, “Genesis 3:15 I will make you and the woman enemies to each other. Your descendants and her descendants will be enemies. One of her descendants (who is Jeus) will crush your head, and you will bite his heel.” To be continued. Brought to you by:

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She was born in Campbell River, BC on July 30, 1957 to the late Sharon Biggs and Raymond Biggs. She graduated from Caledonia High School in Terrace, BC. After high school Corrine became an operator at BC Tel. She married the love of her life, Manuel Furtado on July 7th, 1979. Corrine is survived by her sister, Laurie Biggs (Rob), brother Glenn Biggs (Josiane) and her children Candice Prokopchuk (Mike) and Tyler Furtado (Michelle). She is also survived by her four grandchildren; Logan, Ava, Gavin and Brayden. She will missed as well by many nieces and nephews.

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CRIME

Stolen gift to city returned to artist NEIL CAMERON COURIER-ISLANDER

A stolen carving that was intended as a gift to everyone in Campbell River has been returned. Shannon DeMan’s “Storm Dancer� was carved out of a piece of driftwood that came in during the big storm in March 2012. The carving is a six-foot tall great blue heron with wings spread, ‘dancing with the wind’ just across the street from the entrance to Thunderbird RV Park and Campground on Spit Road. The carving took her about 50 hours and the finishing cost her close to $100. Sometime in the third week of February she discovered the carving had been sawed off and removed. “They managed to carve the heron out without taking my artist’s mark and name,� said DeMan at the time. As well as being a gift to the people of Campbell River, she said the carving symbolized stewardship of the beach. “Leaving large pieces of drift-

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A petition has been launched in response to the BC Ferry fare increases and service cuts destined to come into effect next month. Elspeth Armstrong of Hornby Island created the petition on the Avaaz website and is looking for half a million signatures to tell Premier Christy Clark and Mike Corrigan, CEO, BC Ferries to reduce ferry fares and stop the cuts to services. The Avaaz Community Petitions are set up on line to assist individuals wanting to run their own local, national or international campaigns. “Our ferries are our highways,� said Armstrong. “They link coastal communities to the rest of the province; connect people with jobs, resources, schools, recreation, hospitals, specialists, airports and more.� The petition is calling for 500,000 signatures. As of press time there were just under 3,000. To access the petition, go to http://www.avaaz. org/en/petition.

wood intact and in place will help save our beaches from erosion,� she said. “The carving made it a beautiful guard to help preserve our shoreline.� The ensuing story in the Courier-Islander was instrumental in the carving’s return, she said. “Miracles do happen from time to time,� said DeMan. “My bird was returned to me. So your article was most instrumental in it being returned to me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.� She also said social media surrounding the theft played a part. She believes whoever stole it got cold feet and dumped it on the beach where another man found it. That man read the article in the Courier-Islander and took it to the RCMP. Campbell River RCMP Constable Jordan MacKellan then made the happy delivery to DeMan’s home. DeMan says she is planning a new dedication ceremony to the city in the near future.

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Surveillance cameras would help - Patterson Not as a Big Brother aspect, but just for the public’s protection NEIL CAMERON COURIER-ISLANDER

The man in charge of the local Crime Stoppers program would like to see surveillance cameras put up at some locations in Campbell River. Pat Patterson was asked about the issue after he reported to council on Crime Stoppers success, including the group’s most successful year in 2013 since its inception 23 years ago. The amount of stolen property and drugs seized totaled $167,950. The tip line received 372 calls with 297 tips that resulted in 28 arrests and 43 charges being laid as well as 44 cases cleared. “In my mind I would personally like to see cameras, more cameras in public areas, not as a case to be Big Brother watching but more as a safety issue for concerned citizens around town,” said Patterson, a retired police officer. “We need to have quality cam-

eras, correctly located and lighting. Lighting is key when you have cameras in place.” Patterson gave credit to city council for their support, an annual commitment of $49,534 that allows in part for a 30-hour a week position to deal with the increasing number of tips the group receives. Since the inception of Campbell River Crime Stoppers in 1990 they have received over 4,526 tips resulting in $343,337 in property recovered and $8,803,331 in illicit drugs being destroyed. But it has only been in the last few years that the city commitment has helped, and not only with crimes within the city. Patterson said an increasing part of his work load has to do with surrounding regional districts. Under questioning by councillor Larry Samson, Patterson said the local group

doesn’t receive funding from those jurisdictions. “Crime has no boundaries,” he said. Crime Stoppers is an independent non-profit society and registered charity made up of people from various walks of life who meet once a month. Patterson is the only employee, contracted out on a part-time basis. Patterson also said that a surprising trend is that people are contacting him with tips and not wanting the cash rewards that come with it. “They just want to be good citizens,” he said. “This success was accomplished with the help of our media friends getting the word out, as well as extensive use of Facebook, Twitter and our Crime Stoppers web site,” said Crime Stoppers president Rob Harris earlier. “We ‘tweeted’ 429 times, posted 400 times on Facebook and our web site was viewed over 253,004 times.”

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main contractor (InPower B.C.) SNC-Lavalin in April. There are 200 subcontractor interests signed up and 550 for the regular job seekers. At the peak of the project for employment, there will be about 360 people employed. Some sectors of the Campbell River economy are concerned that there isn’t enough information available on the number of workers who may be coming into town and what their accommodation needs are. The answer to that is no one really knows yet. But there was a heartening comment that came from Wally Penner, Regional Project Manager for InPower B.C. at a recent project advisory committee meeting.

“We really want to hire as many local people as we can,” he said. The projects are lining up such that local families whose main wage earner was forced out of the city or out of province, could see their life return somewhat to normal. If they can get a job with the current project which is scheduled to run for at least five years, then they might be wellpositioned to continue with a good paying job if and when the Discovery LNG plant kicks into gear. Discovery LNG is the company that now resides at the site of the old Elk Falls paper mill. And of course there is the new

water main for Campbell River which will be thrown into the mix at the site of the relocation project. The old line will disappear as the old water delivery system is removed. The installation of the new line — one that is infinitely more ‘quake proof’ — will take some special tap dancing skills as deadlines for completion of various stages of both projects depend on completion of the other. All in all, it’s what the city’s been waiting for and, despite the frantic pace that’s about to be set, City Councillor Andy Adams told the advisory meeting one thing he was sure of. “They are all nice problems to have,” he said.

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Costing us some green to look for some green I find it interesting that the city is once again tearing up the sidewalk at St. Ann’s. I believe it’s the second time in six months. It causes me concern about planning. Then again I may be just barking up the wrong tree. I haven’t been paying attention to the calendar, now that I am retired. So faith and begorrah lad, I noticed March the 17th had come and gone and I didn’t even put on my green underwear. But at least now I know why they dug up those sidewalks. They were looking for a Leprechaun! S. O’Rourke

Insightful columns by Grigg appreciated I would like to thank you for publishing the knowledgeable and thoughtful writings of Ray Grigg. He has given me much on which to ponder. I look forward every week to his column so that I can learn and understand more about this complex world in which we live. June Macnab

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OPINION

Basic concepts about electing a council “The mayor must therefore be a leader, a manager, a strategic thinker, a problem solver“ In response to Our View in the Feb. 14 issue of the Courier-Islander. As pointed out in the editorial “Not too early to think election,” there are few prerequisites in our democracy for running for council. Almost anyone can become a councilor. If we are lucky, we pick the right mix of candidates and get a good council. But when the mix is not right, the council becomes ineffective, or worse dysfunctional. So how do we improve our chances of getting a good mix of councilors? Perhaps the key lies with the voters. None of us would take our car to a self-proclaimed mechanic. Not even his loudest criticism of everything that our current mechanic did would sway us to let him replace the gizmo on our favorite toy; we would expect him to have demonstrable skills. But when it comes to elections, we sometimes ignore this very basic idea yet still reserve the right to criticize and to allocate blame when things do not turn out the way we expect. Councilors are conscientious people, doing their best — sometimes under very dif-

If we choose candidates who do not bring the right set of skills and competencies to the table, we cannot expect that they suddenly develop these once elected. ficult circumstances — with the skills that they bring to the table. To suggest otherwise would be insulting to these civicminded folk who have offered their time and energy to provide direction for our community while the rest of us sit back and enjoy the luxury of 20/20 hindsight. But we choose the mix! And if we choose candidates who do not bring the right set of skills and competencies to the table, we cannot expect that they suddenly develop these once elected. Council members have no executive powers. The only way for them to function effectively is through consensus. We should therefore not select them based on their agreement with our personal list of

pet projects — no matter how important we may believe these to be. Doing so is not in the best interest of the community and is often a recipe for setting up counter-productive factions within the council. Naturally we would want councilors who agree with our basic philosophies. If we want less spending, lower taxes, or less borrowing for example, then we would be tempted to choose a fiscally conservative candidate. But since most issues have legitimately opposing constituency views, much more important than the candidates view on specific issues is their ability to persuade others on council to change or modify their views. A candidate with good ideas, but who cannot get others to share them, achieves nothing. The key to a successful council lies in our ability to select candidates who can demonstrate that they are best able to deal with issues and complexities through negotiation and compromise. This is especially important for the mayoral candidate who many consider to be the “numero uno” on council. In fact, he or she is only one of seven equally empowered individuals; one voice, one vote.

Come election time we will pick seven people. If we are happy with the performance that we have seen in the past, our choice will be easy. But because so many people believe that the position holds a special status, the incumbents’ actions are magnified and reflect on the entirety of the community. It is therefore important for the mayor to understand that his or her principal — if unstated — task is that of providing “moral” leadership for the council and the community. Such leadership can only be exercised through logical argumentation, moral suasion, and the ability to coalesce the legitimately divergent opinions of the other council members into a single direction of optimal benefit to the maximum number of citizens. It has been said that a person whose beliefs are too strongly held, has no place in politics. By its very nature and defin-

ition, politics requires that one arrive at solutions to problems through discussion, compromise and, to the greatest extent possible, consensus. In a setting whose fundamental underpinnings are collegiality and compromise, he who shouts loudest will probably be least effective. The mayor must therefore be a leader, a manager, a strategic thinker, a problem solver, an empathetic but persuasive com municator, and, most importantly, a motivational role model around which the council and the community can unite. Come election time we will pick seven people. If we are happy with the performance that we have seen in the past, our choice will be easy. But if we think that we need a different mix of people to better represent our community’s future needs, then maybe it’s time to stop voting for pet project champions and time to start voting for a group of people who individually have the broadest range of complementary and supplementary skills, and who collectively are able to work together as a team Manfred Kling

Roses&Thorns Email your submissions to editor@courierislander.com A sewing needle, black thread and a pair of scissors full of thanks to Debra who was working at the Campbell River Salmon Foundation fundraiser last weekend. Thank you so much for having exactly what I needed to fix my...wardrobe malfunction shall we say? I really appreciate you going and getting that for me. And too Aniko, for saving me from what could have been rather public humiliation. This is definitely a good deed that will be paid forward. Thanks again ladies! Cherice

The Campbell River and North Island would like to send an apartment full of roses to all the volunteers who came to Rose Harbour to help out with our Health Fair on March 13. We had nurse practitioners, nursing students, three masseuses and several community volunteers who helped make this event a huge success. Melanie Towle Administrative Assistant Campbell River and North Island Transition Society

A forest full of thorns to TimberWest Forest Company/ Landlord. TimberWest is complaining about having to pay their property taxes to Campbell River because

they say the increase is unfair for their forest lands. Why should they get a reduced tax rate when they are not solely using the land for forestry activities but rent/charging access fees for the same land? For example, they charge BC Hydro access fees for crossing TimberWest land to access power lines, they charge Fortis BC the same access fees to get to their pipelines and also rent portions of their properties to other companies to use for non-forestry and forestry activities. TimberWest is a multi-faceted company and should not be receiving any tax brakes just because they are threatening expensive legal action. Instead of being a corporate bully with high priced lawyers just be a good corporate citizen and pay the property taxes like the rest of the community. A Fellow Taxpayer

I would like to send a bouquet of roses to the staff of Thrifty’s Foods who went above and beyond with their kindness on March 14. My daughter had an accident and suffered a major nose bleed. Thank-you to the staff and management, especially Rebecca, for helping out. Many thanks for your kindness and help. Amber Mulholland

I would like to send a bouquet of roses to each of the following for their contributions to the 2014 Black Knight Provincial Badminton tournament held here recently at the Sportsplex. Their support and dedication to hosting and supporting events made this tournament the best ever! Thanks to the following Club players and friends: Paul Jennings, Celine Ouellette, Rabs Sachedina, Roy Palmer, Bev Mear, Daryl Bissell, Bradford Stephenson and Patricia, Mike Mann, David Brown, Mike Hrybko, Wally Hyrbko, Susan Landell, Jeanelle Fischer, Diane Davies, and Bob Davies. Also deserving of thanks are: City employees:- Michelle Sirett, Karen Langford, Diana Bell, Karen Kahn, David Boomski, Cindy Hildebrand, Marie, Shelley, Kim, Henriette, Anneke,and Jason Decksheimer & Sonja Ross at City Maintenance; Trish & Wes at the Maritime Heritage Center; Syed at Spice Hut; Mary-Jo Randall at Commonwealth Center for Sport, Victoria; Ayaz Amlani at Sure Copy & Center; School District #72; Jan Askew and catering staff of Seniors Center; Marc McGraw, Deb Cunningham & staff at Quay West; Thushan DeSilva at Badminton BC; James Sun at Black Knight Canada;

and Rhonda and Staff at the Visitor’s Center. With their help and support, our club was able to put on a first class event for the competitors from around the province, Alberta and Washington. Each and every one of them deserve a bouquet of roses! Cindy Simpson Tournament Director

Big bunches of roses to everyone who expressed condolences in regards to my sister Carol Dwyer’s passing. Her generosity of spirit live on in all of you. Thank you. Nancy Dwyer and Carol Dwyer’s family

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18 || CAMPBELL RIVER COURIER-ISLANDER || FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 KNITTING

CAMPBELLTON

Professional knitter bringing renowned expertise to Fibre Fest World-renowned knitter Sally Melville will share her professional expertise at the Vancouver Island Fibre Fest on May 2, 3 and 4. With more than 30 years’ experience, Sally has an incredible amount of knowledge and passion as a teacher, writer and designer. “We are extremely excited that Sally will be attending this year,” says volunteer event organizer Shelley Mackie. “Sally is offering some incredible classes that are already starting to fill up quickly.” Sally known for her knitting as well as for talking about “why we do what we do.” The Friday evening opening reception will include her must-see presentation about the benefits of knitting and other hand work – from alleviating boredom, to making us happy and promoting good brain health. Sally will offer four different classes over Fibre Fest weekend. Register for some or all of them at the Community Centre or the Sportsplex. • Friday May 2 1-4 p.m. - Knit to

Sally Melville Flatter and Fit ($45) - Learn a few simple rules for successful knitting: start with styles that flatter, knit for a personalized fit, and wear it with something that makes it look wonderful. • Saturday May 3 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - First Choice, Basic Shape

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($45) - Even if you don’t design your own knitting, this course provides the tools to alter what you knit for the best possible results. Learn diagnostic skills about yarn, colour, stitch patterns and silhouettes and how to follow basic pattern drafting for the attractive “set-in sleeve” style. • Saturday 1-4 p.m. - Essential Skills ($45) - Explore the many techniques needed in every knitter’s repertoire. Discuss and learn and practice them all with lots of handson experience. • Sunday May 4 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Buttonholes and Borders ($45) - Explore the best techniques for finishings that make such a difference in knitted garments. Cover basic maneuvers, basic edging stitch patterns, and virtually invisible buttonholes. For more information on these and the many other workshops being offered at the Vancouver Island Fibre Fest, please call the City of Campbell River Community Centre, 250-286-1161 or email jennifer.furst@campbellriver.ca.

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Deal saves Quadra lands, creates a provincial park The deal involves 395 hectares of ecologically-sensitive land GLACIER NEWSMEDIA

After years of negotiation, collapsed deals and local fundraising campaigns, the B.C. government has signed an agreement to save waterfront land on Quadra Island from logging and turn it into a provincial park. Environment Minister Mary Polak announced the deal on Wednesday. The government and a group of partners will buy 395 hectares of ecologically-sensitive land on Quadra Island from Portland-based forest company Merrill & Ring, in exchange for $5.85 million and Crown land on nearby East Thurlow Island. The new provincial park will link the existing Octopus Islands Marine Provincial Park and Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park, said Polak. It’s a popular location for kayakers and ecotourism, and had been on the province’s wish-list for park acquisition for almost 20 years.

The deal was approved by provincial cabinet this week. It comes after two years of tentative agreements between the province and Merrill & Ring, which repeatedly failed to close. Quadra Island’s 3,000 frustrated residents had privately raised more than $200,000 to try to force action from government on the land. “We were so close, so many times,” said Polak. “It has just taken great patience.” Polak praised Merrill & Ring for stayig with the government, even after the province failed to meet deadlines and conditions several times. The forest company had said without a deal it would sell the land to be logged or developed. “They had, on numerous occasions, the legal right to be done with the deal and they stuck with us and worked through it,” said Polak. Quadra Island regional director Jim Abram said the new park will

be an incredible asset for provincial tourism. The B.C. government contributed $4.68 million of the purchase price, as well as 116 hectares of previously logged Crown land on East Thurlow Island which is beside land Merrill & Ring already owns, north of Quadra Island. The rest of the money came from partners including the Pacific Marine Heritage Trust, the Quadra Island Conservancy Stewardship Society, the Save the Heart of Quadra Parks committee, the Marine Parks Forever Society and B.C. Parks. Vancity credit union contributed $187,000 to get the rights to carbon offsets at the park, said Polak. Even Merrill & Ring pitched in $350,000 to close the deal, she said. “It took awhile for us to get there, but the interest has remained strong,” said Norm Schaaf, Merrill & Ring vice-president. “We both ended up happy.”

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World Water Day marked March 22, time to ‘wet’ your local appetite COURER-ISLANDER

Where does your drinking water come from? Do you know? This year’s Canada Water Week theme “Watersheds 101” aims to celebrate World Water Day (March 22) by educating Canadians about their watersheds and the drinking water systems they serve. Canadian Geographic defines a watershed as “an area of land where all the surface water drains into the same place, whether it’s a creek, a stream, a river or an ocean.” That means that no matter where you are in Canada, you’re standing in a watershed. For Dr. Paul Hasselback, medical health officer responsible for drinking water on the Island, “it is important to know your water system, and remember that anytime you come in contact with fresh water on the Island, it could become someone’s drinking water. Surface and recreational activities can have significant impact on water quality. There are 898 drinking water systems on Vancouver Island. At least 150 of these systems are from surface water sources which supply drinking water to larger municipalities such as Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino. Midsized municipal systems

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such as the City of Duncan, parts of North Cowichan, North Cedar and most rural areas on the Island rely on groundwater as the source for their drinking water. Watershed protections are in place on Vancouver Island to protect drinking water originating from surface water. Protection measures can include closing the watershed to the public, regulating or zoning it, and providing education to the public about

protecting open watersheds as vital resources for everyone. Everyone can take steps to protect our watersheds Around the house, you can protect your watershed by reducing the amount of pesticides and fertilizers you use on your lawn, conserve water, store and dispose of harmful materials properly. Find your Watershed (Canadian Geographic Interactive maps) http://www.canadiangeographic. ca/watersheds/map/

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Whenever we are called upon to provide funeral services for a veteran of the Canadian Forces, the question of whether or not a veteran’s funeral is covered is often asked. There is a misconception that any veteran who has been honourably discharged from active service is entitled to a free funeral from Veteran’s Affairs. Sadly, this is not the case. While many Canadians feel that all of our veterans should be covered, very few actually obtain any kind of assistance from Veteran’s Affairs at the time of their death. This assistance, called The Last Post Fund, started in Montreal and was established after the death of trooper James Daly. Mistaken for a drunken vagrant in December of 1908, Trooper Daly was no drunk but rather an honourably discharged veteran who had had difficulty finding employment. Sadly he succumbed to severe exposure and malnutrition two days after being admitted to hospital. Due to lack of funds and family, his body was turned over for medical study before being interred in a Potter’s Field. Head orderly and retired veteran, Arthur Hair made it his mission to ensure such shameful treatment of former soldiers should not continue and raised money to establish the Last Post Fund a year later. A quick synopsis of the those eligible include those who meet qualification for the fund based on an assessment of financial need as determined by a means test, and/or death relating to military service for which a benefit is already being received. This fund may also provide a basic grave marker and cemetery space within specific guidelines. Sandy Poelvoorde Owner Boyd’s Funeral Services Ltd. ph: 250-287-2240 toll free: 1-855-866-2240 fax: 250-287-2254

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Over 210 elementary and middle school students recently competed in the annual School District 72 Battle of the Books. The district championships were held March 5 at Timberline Secondary School. Battle of the Books began as a creative concept to encourage students to read quality fiction books. While encouraging literacy, this annual competition has also become a proud tradition within the school district. Quadra’s team of Laura Nicoll, Nick Wunsch, and Tyrone Pfister won the Grade 3 category; Georgia Park’s team of Ksenia Stansell, Gracie Dashkewytch and Zazi Tymchyshy won the Grade 4 category; École Willow Point’s team of Aspen Tucker, Bethany Richards, and Samantha Tucker won the Grade 5 category; and Southgate’s team of Christina Tymchyshyn, Emily McLean and a third student, whose name has been withheld by request, took top prize in the Grade 6 category. Teams of three students from participating schools read selected novels and compete in question-and-

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Former Rockland Elementary School principal Tony Fantillo, left, was the ‘quiz master’ at the annual Battle of the Books district finals March 5. answer competitions to test their knowledge on the material they read. Being declared Battle of the Books champions is no easy feat with teams having to compete and win their school competition, a zone playoff against neighbouring schools, and then the district competition against the other zone winners. In each competition, teams were asked 30 questions and expected to give an answer in 20 seconds

with the use of answer cards. Guest moderator and former principal of Rockland Elementary Tony Fantillo asked the questions in the district competition. The zone and district winners were awarded prizes donated by Coho Books, Strathcona Gardens, and several publishers. School District 72 would like to thank its teacher-librarians for organizing the annual event.

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For positions at Painter’s Lodge & April Point Resort & Spa s7EDNESDAY!PRILnd AMnPM s4HURSDAY!PRILrd PMnPM Painter’s Lodge lobby 1625 McDonald Road, Campbell River Are you looking for a fun place to work? A place where you can work with dynamic people in a beautiful setting? We are full-service seasonal resorts, offering competitive wages, flexible hours, travel opportunities and more. Transportation is available for staff during the season from Painter’s Lodge to April Point Resort & Spa. Positions available include: Front Desk Clerks, Night Audit, Dining Room Servers (Morning and Evening), Pub Servers, Bartenders, Banquet Servers/Bartenders, Bussers, Dishwashers, Prep Cooks, Cooks, Dock/ Cooler Attendants, Marine Center Guest Services, Room Attendants, Laundry Attendants, Night Cleaners, Fully-Certified Fishing Guides, Fully-Certified Zodiac Guide, Esthetician, Massage Therapist, Baker/Pastry Chef, Head Chef, Host/Hostess.

Que Sera? Syrah, Shiraz and other spicy red wines Doug Sloan Wine Wise Syrah was a relatively obscure French wine grape until it was reinvented as Shiraz in Australia and touted by Robert Parker in ‘The Wine Spectator’ in the United States. Those early French wines were likely to be labelled “Côte Rotie,” “Crozes Hermitage” or “Hermitage” and to come from the Rhône Valley in south-eastern France. They were “dry” and tangy with a rustic edge of tannins that gave the wines an edgy bite of astringence. Today we are more likely to see – and more likely to be able to buy - fruity Shiraz wines that either come to us directly from or Australia or are modelled on that Australian fruit-forward style. Hugely successful in that affordable category – and seldom reviewed - Copper Moon “Moonlight Harvest” Shiraz (874552) $9.69 is “Cellared by Roundpetal Wines from imported and domestic wines” and delivers a delightful muddle of medium-bodied berry and plum flavours with a twist of liquorice and a sprinkling of sweet oaky vanilla. The remarkable phenomenon we know as [yellow tail] Shiraz (624544) is temporarily low-ball priced at $10.99 until the end of March. It initially appeared in 2001 when Casella Wines out of Australia’s Riverina district partnered with US importers W.J Deutsch & Sons to launch [yellow tail] in the States. Instead of the 25,000 cases they expected to sell, they sold more than 1,000,000. Michel Torino “Don David” Syrah Reserve (786020) $14.99 continues to over-deliver. From Argentina’s Cafayate Valley this is a masterful blend of ‘Old World’ structured Syrah – medium-bodied, pepper-spiced with a “meaty” earthy mineral undercore – overlaid with layers of rich red and black berry “New World” fruit flavours. South Africa continues to offer us Syrah based wines, although they are often labelled Shiraz. The Grinder Shiraz (683813) $14.99 is a blend of 85 per cent Shiraz, eight per cent Mourvèdre (aka: Monastrell in Spain) and seven per cent Cinsault. Bright and boisterous cherry, berry fruit bubbles over and out of dusky pepper and that classic “South-of-

France” earthy, savoury spiciness. WineWise very rarely features the same wine two weeks in a row but Chile’s Cono Sur “La Palma’’ Single Vineyard Block 25 Syrah (497735) $19.99 is a very rare wine. Intensely ripe and incredibly dense and “meaty,” it is still a soft and silky red with dark plums and tarry blackberries rolling over molasses and soy. Wines labeled Syrah may be “dry” while wines labelled “Shiraz” may tend towards sweeter, fruitier styles. But clearly, Syrah is not made only in France and Shiraz is not produced exclusively in Australia. Just a notch above that magical $20 price point, sourced from selected vineyard parcels in and around Lyndoch and Rowland Flat, Schild Estate’s Barossa Shiraz (871871) $29.96 is nuanced to reflect the soft elegance of wines grown in the southern Barossa Valley. Look for soft blackberry and rich blackcurrant up front and dark chocolate in the finish! Twenty years ago, only serious wine geeks knew that “Faugères,” “Côte Rotie,” “Crozes Hermitage” or “Hermitage” were made – to a greater or lesser degree - from Syrah. “Côte Rotie” means “roasted hillside,” and is a reference to the sun-facing slopes where the grapes are grown. The term “Hermitage” refers to an ancient chapel situated in hilly vineyards planted principally with Syrah. Faugères is a village appellation within the Côteaux du Languedoc and Laurent Miquel’s L’Artisan Faugères (758581) $21.99 is 80 per cent Syrah with 20 per cent Grenache. Entirely un-oaked, this dusky red leads with “dry” black and blue berry fruit flavours before veering off into wet tree bark and espresso. Even at $45.97 St. Hallett Blackwell Barossa Shiraz (535104) is unbelievably under-priced. This wine oozes blackberries and dried blueberries, sweet vanilla and dark chocolate. It really ought to be cellared for a couple or three years but the “meaty” leather and fresh tobacco leaf can be dragged up front to underpin the fruit by splashing the wine into a decanter and leaving it to “breathe” for an hour. Before this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival came to a close, Mark Davidson – winner of the 2014 “Spirited Industry Professional” award - announced that next year’s Festival - Feb. 23 to March 1, 2015 - will have a regional focus on the wines of Australia and a Global focus on Syrah.

Thank you to all our friends, old and new, for your support over the years. - Al, Sue and the Willow Staff

We have sold the business after 27 years and the doors will close March 23rd.

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Today is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down Syndrome International invites everyone across the world to wear Lots of Socks on Friday, March 21 to raise awareness for the day. Brandi Stovman is the mother of Braedyn, 12, who has DS. The Campbell River mom is an outspoken advocate for people with Down Syndrome. “People always comment that ‘those people’ are so happy all the time,” she said. “It’s not true. People with down syndrome are like everyone else. They have their highs and lows, mood swings, they cry and get frustrated just like we do.” Stovman estimates there are about 20 people in Campbell River with DS, “possibly more.” “All people with down syndrome are different,” said Stovman, “They may have the same chromosome abnormality but they come in very different packages, all unique just like you and I. “They want to be accepted, cared for, have friends, work, go to school, go to college, play sports.” Her son Braedyn is an active basketball player in Campbell River Special Olympics. “Tomorrow we are off to celebrate march madness in Vancouver, playing basketball,” she said. “He is good. He is

People with down syndrome are like everyone else. They have their highs and lows. determined, and he can get it in the hoop. He is an amazing little athlete. He loves his team, loves everything about it.” The theme this year is “Lots of Socks”, the point being to have people ask you why your feet look different so you can tell them about WDSD and to raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. Down syndrome (DS), also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both mentally and physically. It affects about one in every 800 babies born in North America. The physical features and medical problems associated with Down syndrome can vary widely from child to child. While some kids with DS need a lot of medical attention, others lead healthy lives. For more information on Down Syndrome and World Down Syndrome Day, go to http://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/lots-of-socks.

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Ever wonder what wild animals do when they think no one is watching? Now you can find out. From playful raccoons and curious otters to birds, deer, mink and more, the cameras are now rolling at the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) on Vancouver Island at 020 Malloch Rd in Metchosin. “We recognize that people want to see the great work we do, and we want to show them,”

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The Campbell River Storm junior hockey team handed out the hardware Tuesday night at the Royal Coachman. Above left, Storm netminder Jack Surgenor was named the team’s MVP, sponsored by the Courier-Islander. Surgenor is seen with Storm head coach Lee Stone. Above right, Bill Howich presented the Best All Round Player to Braydon Horcoff. Below, Fitness Etc owner Chad Braithwaite, left, and Mike Rushton, right, congratulate the Mike Rushton 3 Star Award Brendan deVries. We’ll have the other winners in Wednesday’s Courier-Islander. (Photos by Ken Zaharia)

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Thursday deadline for Friday’s CourierIslander is fast approaching, in fact, I’m dangling on that deadly ‘line’ as I write. But there are a couple of late breaking sports stories that I have to briefly report here, I will go into more detail in Wednesday’s Courier-Islander. First off, Campbell River is now home to a BC Provincial Peewee Tier II Hockey championship squad. The KLP Construction Peewee A Tyees achieved that lofty goal in the Juan de Fuca hosted BC’s, by defeating the Burnaby Winter Club, 6-3, in the championship game Tuesday night. Earlier in the day the Tyees topped then undefeated Williams Lake in their semifinal playoff tilt. The Tyees went through round robin play with a 2-1 record. It started off with a 4-3 loss to Burnaby on Sunday. Tyees captain Jalen Price scored all three goals. In their next game, Price doubled his previous impressive output with six goals in a 9-5 victory over Port Moody. In their final round robin game the Tyees were 10-4 winners over Fort St. John. Congratulations Tyees, all of Campbell River is proud of you! ***** A track full of congrats also to local long distance running phenom Brendan Hoff. Hoff received some great news Wednesday in an email from Athletics Canada stating Brendan had been chosen for the 1,500m and 3,000m races in Miramar, Florida on April 5. The prestigious track and field meet in Miramar features all the best Youth athletes from across North and South America vying for a spot to the upcoming 2014 World Summer Junior Olympics in Nanjing, China, Aug. 16-28. Only the winners from each event will gain a trip to China. Hoff will more than likely race only the 3,000m, with the 1,500m also running the same day (who makes these schedules?). Good luck to Hoff down in sunny Florida!

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Peewee B Tyees strike gold on the Fraser KEN ZAHARIA COURIER-ISLANDER

Mainstream Biological Peewee B Tyees capped off their season in championship style on the weekend. The Tyees went on the road and then returned home with the Pitt Meadows Peewee Hockey Tournament championship defeating the Smithers Storm, 4-3, in the title game on St. Patrick’s Day Monday. “The players came to this tournament ready to play and committed to our systems and the team-first approach,” said head coach Vince Devlin. “It was the best hockey they have played all season and a great way to end the year. The coaching staff couldn’t be more proud of their effort.” In the tournament final, the Tyees took on the then undefeated Smithers Storm in what was a hard fought, physical game that came down to some timely bounces. One of those bounces came on the Tyees game winner with a shot from winger Riory Young bouncing off a Storm player out to Ethan Mainprize. Mainprize shot then deflected off his linemate, Gordon Ludvigson, and into the Smithers net. Smithers mounted a comeback after this goal when the Tyees were

The Mainstream Biological Peewee B Tyees gold medal winning team members from the Pitt Meadows tournament included, front left, Jared McAneeley and Jayce Hudak. Middle left, Austin Gurney, Luka Kellerhas, Kyle Billy, Heydon Campbell, Jordan Baker, Dakota Sinclair, Ridge Rosa, Tyler Downey and Robert Gurney. Back left, coach Vince Devlin, Ethan Mainprize, Gordon Ludvigson, Riory (Gary) Young, Cole Devlin, Nathan Lagos, Tanner Swift, Kayle Majic and coach Brent Rosa. trying to clear their zone and the puck hit the referee and bounced to a Storm player, who shot quickly from 15 feet out, catching the Tyees off guard. After the strange bounce and goal rattled the Tyees skaters, Smithers took advantage

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medal win. Rounding out the Tyees scoring were Jordan Baker, Dakota Sinclair and Kyle Billy. The Tyees opened the round robin with a 1-1 draw against the host Ridge Meadow Rustlers. Cole Devlin scored the lone Tyees goal, set up by Billy and Nathan Lagos.

Tyees player of the game award went to Sinclair. Game two had the Tyees drop a 6-4 decision to the Portland Hawks. Campbell River goals came from Devlin, Sinclair, Ridge Rosa and Hayden Campbell. Assists went to Kayle Majic, Devlin and Sinclair. Mainstream Biological Tyees finished their round robin play with a 9-4 win over Mission. The Tyees scored early and scored often going up 7-1 after just 10 minutes. Finishing in second in their pool the Tyees once gain met up with the Portland Hawks in a semifinal contest. Thee game was a barnburner with the Tyees tying the game up at 6-6, with one minute left to send it into overtime. Five minutes of 4-on-4, was made even harder when Tyees took a penalty while defending in their own zone. Tyees goalie Jayce Hudak kept his team in the game, making a number of key saves to keep it tied and send the game into a shootout. In the shootout, the first two rounds resulted in no goals. On the third set of shooters, Portland’s player went for a deke and was poke-checked by Hudak. Campbell was then in a position to win the game and win he did snapping a shot over the Hawks goaltender’s shoulder.


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Some Vancouver Island skiers are making a mark in freestyle skiing. Cassie Sharpe (Comox Valley) and Teal Harle (Campbell River) recently competed in Ontario at Blue Mountain at an AFP gold event, the Snow Crown Festival. They both entered the open category to compete against the best in Canada. Harle qualified for the junior national freestyle championships, but chose to attend the Snow Crown instead. There were three events in this festival, half pipe, slopestyle and big air. Sharpe stood on the podium in all three events. She won half pipe, earned a silver in slopestyle, and received a bronze in big air. Harle crashed on both his half pipe runs and did not make the finals for big air. But he made the finals in slopestyle, where he was not able to put down a clean run.

The Evolution of Mountain Bikes Better suspension…new James Durand wheel sizes, advancement in My Spin On tires, or smoother shifting. We Your Ride have seen small technological improvements each year since the inception of mountain biking. Over the years these advancements have made cycling more comfortable, more efficient and more fun. Last Monday, this was painfully clear when a couple riders who are “between bikes,” pulled out there old hard tails for a retro ride through Beaver Lodge. It started out well, but the advantages of modern bikes quickly became obvious. Always being in the right gear for the terrain; bigger wheels rolling faster with less energy; modern suspension soaking up bumps and smoothing out the trails. The older bikes, although looking great and having that hot rod appeal, lacked in performance and punished their riders. In the end the riders on modern bikes looked fresh and happy, where the retro crew were suffering just a bit, but still smiling. The technology we enjoy in cycling is amazing and improves every ride in so many ways, but in the end it doesn’t matter what you ride, the point is we’re all out riding and having a blast doing it. This week’s Swicked Tip: A second bike…Next time you are ready to move up to the next model, consider keeping your old bike. You may not ride it much, but there are times when your bike may be in for service, or out of commission for some other reason…and you will be missing out on great rides. Having a back up bike will keep you pedaling in any situation. It won’t be as nice as your No. 1 bike, but it will be that trusty steed that is always there for you. I’m James Durand and I’m goin’ ridin’.

Campbell River Bantam Rangers team members include, back left, assistant coach Mike Barnes, Travis Fleischer, Kaden Barnes, Brandon Huff, Cooper Williams, Nick Williamson, Ben Wellman, Riley Wellman, Kyle Roemer, assistant coach Dave Roemer and assistant coach Jeff Lontayao. Front left, Jarred Piercy, Zach Lontayao, Todd Campbell and Matt Johnson. Missing is head coach Bob Holt.

Rangers skate to two titles in one week KEN ZAHARIA COURIER-ISLANDER

It been quite the week for the Campbell River Bantam Rangers. First off they laid claim to the Campbell River Minor Hockey Association 2013-14 Bantam House Hockey League championship with an 8-5 victory over the Blackhawks last week.

And then on the weekend the Rangers were unstoppable winning four straight games in capturing the Duncan Bantam House Hockey Tournament championship. In total the impressive Rangers outscored their opposition 36-4, including a 9-3 triumph over Lake Cowichan in the final Sunday. “The team’s amazing passing and

Students learn curling The Campbell River Curling Club is making a difference with the young people in our community. Last week Timberline had over 60, Grade 10, 11 and 12 students, take to the club’s sheets of ice to learn and enjoy the sport of curling. “The students got to learn the skills and then play in mini games. Our students had a blast!,” said Suzanne Berg, who is a PE teacher at Timberline. “Next year we hope to bring even more students at the beginning of the curling season. The Timberline PE department would like to say a special “thank you” to Terry Kratzmann and the other seven experienced curling volunteers who helped make the curling such a positive experience for the students.

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The past is history – future a mystery – present a gift Dale Trenholm W.I.N. - What Is Necessary Whether we play sports or don’t, we all have a past in some shape, way or form. Some of it is good, and some of it we would like to forget; however, this cannot be the case, because it is the past, and the past will always be in our memories whether we like it or not. Some of these past experiences can shape who we are and who we become today. What are some past experiences you would like to forget? What are some past experiences you would like to repeat or emulate the feeling of again? “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”

Rick Warren As in my previous articles, what consumes our thinking creates our beliefs, habits, and realities. This is documented in many books from famous authors. What I believe as possible may not seem possible to you; it all depends on our personal beliefs, habits, and reality. The same goes for our past experiences. You may be consumed with your past and say things like this: That always happens to me; my past won’t leave me alone; I keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again; Why does that always happen to me?; The past always seems to follow me; I don’t deserve that; Why does that always happen to me? Bad things always come my way; Why did that happen to me?; I am always angry because of that past experience.

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You get what I am saying. You are bringing these negative past experience into today’s thoughts, which of course will affect not only today, but also tomorrow’s thinking, feelings, and reality. You are creating a lot of your today and tomorrow from the past. Think of a time in the past when you felt great! Please only continue reading after you have really thought about a time of joy, happiness, and satisfaction – a special moment or moments from your past. How does this make you feel and think? It feels pretty amazing doesn’t it? We can choose to think of these happy moments instead of the stuff that annoys us. You don’t have to go there. No matter what happened in the past that might negatively affect you, you will never be

able to unthink the past to the point where you forget. That past will always be there. Forgive, accept, and let go of everything, using it instead to help yourself, your teammates, your family, and people you come in contact with. My past has made me into the person I am today. I use it to write these articles, coach, and help my family and friends. When it comes to sports, if you bring the past into your next event, it will undoubtedly affect your performance in a negative way. Life is no different. Let it go! The past is history, the future is a mystery, and the present is a gift. We now know that the past is history and is defining us in a positive and powerful way today and for the future. We now take the negatives to help people so they don’t have to

experience what we experienced; and we take the positives from our past to bring more joy into our present day. We choose not to live in the past, but rather appreciate what today’s gifts have to bring. What do you appreciate today? Here is some food for thought: If you could have anything today and in the future, what would it be? If you could feel awesome physically, mentally, and emotionally, what would this look like? Now ask yourself this: What is stopping me from feeling this way, and what is necessary to make the changes to acquire this? You may have to give up some ways of thinking, believing, and habits to acquire this, but it’s absolutely worth it in the end. Dale Trenholm is the head coach of River City Elite track and field club.

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April 16 at the Heritage Centre Can you imagine going about your daily life while voices in your head are constantly talking to you? They may be telling you to do destroy things, or hurt people or saying things like you’re unworthy, you’re dirty. Or they could be telling you are the most wonderful person in the world and you are going to be a great leader. This is just very small sample of what people with schizophrenia can experience. If you have a loved one or work with people with mental illnesses you can gain a better understanding of what they are going through by attending the Hearing Voices that are Distressing workshop, Wednesday, April 16, 14:30 p.m. at the Maritime Heritage Centre (MHC). Workshop participants listen to a CD of sounds and words written and performed by people

with schizophrenia while trying to accomplish a variety of tasks. The workshop is being offered by the Campbell River Beacon Club in partnership with the Columbian Centre Society from Nanaimo. Registration is $25 per person and space is limited to 25 people. Contact Robyn Ellsworth at the Beacon Club at robyn.ellsworth@shaw. ca or 250-286-8828 to register. Later that same at day at 7 p.m. at the MHC there will be a screening of the documentary “On the Road to Find Out.” Filmmaker Paul Manly tells the story of three individuals who experienced having to leave their homes to seek psychiatric treatment in Nanaimo, including two people from Campbell River. Admission is free. No registration is required to attend the 32-mintue film.

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