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B.C.’s salmon farming contributes $800 million per year to the provincial economy but could grow that to $1.4 billion by 2020 and $3.5 billion by 2035 if a proper Aquaculture Act for Canada was in place. That’s what BC Salmon Farmer’s Executive Director Jeremy Dunn told a standing senate committee in Nanaimo Wednesday. He said such an act would allow the industry to create 8,000 total jobs by 2020 and 20,000 jobs by 2035. The industry says it currently creates about 6,000 direct and indirect jobs. Dunn said all the sector needs is legislation that better speaks to the work of the ocean farmers. “An Aquaculture Act for Canada will define aquaculture in federal law and provide a unifying, long-term framework that recognizes aquaculture’s growing importance to Canada’s economy,” said Dunn. The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

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A two-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning sent three people to Campbell River hospital. The accident occurred just before 8 a.m. with Campbell River RCMP, BC Ambulance and Campbell River Fire Rescue responding. The accident took place on Highway 19A near Barlow Road. Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard said that investigation to date

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Ricky H. Leppard was convicted of possession of a prohibited weapon and sentenced to a life time prohibition of possessing firearms. He was fined $50 and to pay a victim surcharge of $15. Robert A. Logan was convicted of theft under $5,000 and sentenced to six months probation and to pay a victim surcharge of $50. Shawn H. MacNeil was convicted of assault and sentenced to 12 months probation and to pay a victim surcharge of $100.

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hen the city of Campbell River tries to fill a vacant manager’s position it relies heavily on ‘pride of place’ during the recruitment process because competing solely on financial compensation is difficult. That’s due to a benchmarking process that keeps managerial compensation packages just below the average for similarsized municipalities and comparable private sector jobs. “It’s really down to lifestyle and pride of place, that’s what we emphasize,” said City Manager Andy Laidlaw. “We’re just not competitive on the wages in many cases. So, for instance if a candidate decides to take a job up north or somewhere like that they’ll definitely get more money, but they won’t get the lifestyle Campbell River has to offer. “More important, we don’t compete in wages with communities to the south and have had good staff migrate to better paying jobs on the Island. This trend is waning as the

The Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation gauge on public spending. image of Campbell River as an employer and place to live improves.” Laidlaw said the fishing, hunting and outdoors experiences of Campbell River, especially for

candidates with a family, can help attract quality people as much as an attractive compensation package. And he said the temperate climate of Vancouver Island also

Fundraising events are underway to help the Johnson-Bouzane family whose home burned to the ground in a dramatic early morning fire. On March 17 the owners of Clean Sweep Chimneys, Kelly Bouzane, Lyle Johnson and their sons Dylan and Bobbi, barely escaped when their Fearon Road home of 14 years caught fire. They lost everything. A bottle drive has been organized by the Black Creek Community Association. Drop off your bottles, cans and donations (cash,

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Hotel’ has had a reprieve. For another 30 days Campbell River’s outdoor homeless will still have a place to come in out of the cold. The Emergency Weather Shelter, a 40-foot retrofitted shipping container, providing shelter for up to 16 homeless people, was set to be towed back to Langley at 7 a.m. on April 1, marking the end of what has been a very successful pilot project with the borrowed cargotecture structure. Paul Mason runs the shelter, which is located next to the fire hall, under the umbrella of Radiant Life Church, which offers meals to the homeless. He said that the shelter, which opened on Nov. 1, has prevented homeless deaths this year. “From Nov. 2011 to Feb. 2012 the city had five homeless deaths, five men dying from exposure,” said Mason. “Nobody has died this year. We house an average of 10 to 11 people every night, not all regulars, some are transients from up Island, and in total 1,900 people have slept here. The low barrier standards allows for the homeless to be indoors when they would not be permitted at the Evergreen Shelter, which has zero tolerance for non-sobriety. “It is pretty hard to get people to take ownership with their addictions and mental health issues in terms of being responsible for their condition when they are out in the cold.” Mason said that although this has worked as a temporary measure, the delivery of this kind of service is not what is really needed to eliminate homelessness. “Harm reduction works,” he said. “What we really need is a ‘Sobering and Assessment Centre’ available as a one-stop shop for (the most marginalized), so they can get well and

while doing so, not be hanging around the library, community centre, or other downtown locations because there is a ‘hub’ for the homeless to access.” Mason said the RCMP reported to him that since the shelter has been open, their calls to attend downtown incidents have decreased by 60 per cent. “The fire department and the BC ambulance service love us too,” said Mason. “And if we were able to open a permanent centre, available 24/7, complete with professionals, it would take the hospital emergency room out of the equation, it’s a no-brainer.” Mason, who works for Family Services, is currently searching for a building downtown that will fit the bill. He said they would need $500,000 to buy a building “unless one is donated”. “Our economic horizon looks good here in Campbell River with all these projects happening but with that comes more consumption of alcohol, higher rents and other negative things at the other end of the spectrum,” said Mason, “We have to address this. It’s the right thing to do.” Mason has a lot of confidence in the community support for such a large endeavor. The First Annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk was a fundraiser for homeless causes in Campbell River, and took place on Feb. 22, ironically, in a snow storm. “The fundraising goal was $25,000 and we raised $33,500, which shows how incredible this community is and how much they want to support our homeless,” he said. “I really want to thank the people who came out for this, and our sponsors, Quality Foods, Tim Hortons, McDonald’s and the RCMP Auxiliary officers for providing security.” Mason has recently opened up second stage housing for three adult males, a ‘clean and sober’ house and he is hoping that more housing will become available. “Right now we must find a permanent place because the Emergency Weather Shelter will be gone and there will be nowhere for these people to go,” said Mason. “Except to (police) cells, the emergency room, or dying from exposure.”

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ºOffer available to all qualified retail customers who lease a new 2014 Versa Note/Versa Sedan/ Sentra/Altima Sedan, on approved credit, from a participating Nissan retailer in Canada between March 21-30, 2014. This program is applicable to Nissan Finance special or standard lease rates. This is a limited time offer. Not combinable with fleet discounts. First time buyers are not eligible for the program. Customer can choose between two (2) options: four (4) semi-monthly payment waiver or NF cash support. The 4 semi-monthly payments waiver cannot be combined with the NF Cash Support; only one option can be selected. Payment Waiver: First four (4) semi-monthly monthly lease payments (including all taxes) will be waived, up to a maximum of $500 per month (inclusive of taxes) per month. Consumer is responsible for any and all amounts in excess of $500 per month (inclusive of taxes). After two (2) months, consumer will be required to make all remaining regularly scheduled payments over the remaining term of the contract. NF Cash Support: $500/$500/$500/$750 NF cash support is applicable to the lease of any new 2014 Versa Note/Versa Sedan/Sentra/Altima Sedan models and will be deducted from the negotiated selling/lease price before taxes and can be combined with special lease rates. *$750 Bonus Cash is stackable and is available for qualifying retail customers on the lease or finance or cash purchase of any new 2014 Versa Note/2014 Sentra/2014 Altima Sedan/2013 Juke®/2014 Juke®/ 2014 Pathfinder models through Nissan Finance and is deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Qualifying customers must be approved to lease or finance through Nissan Finance. Offer available from March 21-30, 2014. Some conditions apply. See your retailer for complete details. ≠Representative semi-monthly lease offer based on new 2014 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), manual transmission 0% lease APR for a 39 month term equals 78 semi-monthly payments of $69 with $0 down payment, and $0 security deposit. First semi-monthly payment, down payment and $0 security deposit are due at lease inception. Prices include freight and fees. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km/year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation is $5,406. Conditions apply. $1,450 NF Lease Cash included in advertised price, applicable only on 2014 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), manual transmission through subvented lease through Nissan Finance. $650 dealer participation included and available only on 2014 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), manual transmission. This offer is only available on lease offers of an 39 month term only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Conditions apply. †Finance offers are now available on new 2014 Juke® SV FWD (N5RT54 AA10) M6 transmission/Pathfinder S 4X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission. Selling Price is $20,943/$30,808 financed at 0%/2.9% APR equals 182/182 bi-weekly payments of $115/$187 for an 84-month term. $0 down payment required. Cost of borrowing is $0/$3,269.96 for a total obligation of $20,943/$34,078. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. $500/$500 NF Finance Cash included in advertised price, applicable only on 2014 2014 Juke® SV FWD (N5RT54 AA10) M6 transmission/Pathfinder S 4X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission through subvented loan through Nissan Finance. $250/$250 dealer participation included and available only on 2014 Juke® SV FWD (N5RT54 AA10) M6 transmission/Pathfinder S 4X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission. This offer is only available on finance offers of an 84 month term only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Conditions apply. ≠†Advertised offers include additional stackable $500/$500/$500 Nissan Bonus Cash and $250/$250/$250 Dealer participation. VModels shown $31,373/$21,565/$43,658 Selling Price for a new 2014 Juke® SL AWD (N5XT14 LN10), CVT transmission/ Sentra 1.8 SR (C4SG14 AA00), CVT transmission/Pathfinder Platinum 4X4 (5XEG14 AA00), CVT transmission. X$20,943/$14,315/$30,808 Selling Price for a new 2014 Juke® SV FWD (N5RT54 AA10) M6 transmission/Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), M6 transmission/Pathfinder S 4V6 X2 (5XRG14 AA00), CVT transmission. X≠VFreight and PDE charges ($1,695/$1,567/$1,560) certain fees, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where applicable are included. License, registration, air-conditioning levy ($100) where applicable, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Finance and lease offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between March 21-30, 2014. Offers subject to change, continuation or cancellation without notice. Offers have no cash alternative value. See your participating Nissan retailer for complete details. ©1998-2014 Nissan Canada Inc. and Nissan Financial Services Inc. a division of Nissan Canada Inc.

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NEWS

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Campbell River horse in need on one last ‘Chance’ otherwise healthy, happy young horse,” said Howe. “ He was born in Campbell River, and has spent the last 12 years bringing immense joy to anyone who meets him. He is tender, loving, smart and has a beautiful disposition. He gets along wonderfully with people of any age, and with any type of animal.” Howe asks that you consider donating bottles and cans to his fund at the Campbell River Bottle Depot located on Willow Street. Alternatively you can donate to his bank account set up at Campbell River TD Canada Trust; 250-286-5450. Howe can be reached at 250-8950500 or email her at courtneyhowe-xx@hotmail.com. sthomson@courierislander.com


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The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $1,500/$1,250/$1,500/$2,000/$11,000 available on in stock 2014 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual / 2014 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual / 2014 Sonata GL Auto /2014 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto /2013 Genesis 5.0L GDI R-Spec on cash purchases only for March 19-31, 2014 (inclusive). Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. †Finance offer available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2014 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual / 2014 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual / 2014 Sonata GL Auto / 2014 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD with an annual finance rate of 0% for 60 months. Bi-weekly payments are $124/$106/$187/$204. $0/$0/$0/$0 down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$0/$0. Finance offer includes Delivery and Destination of $1,550/$1,550/$1,650/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ʕPrice of models shown: 2014 Elantra Limited/ 2014 Accent 4 Door GLS/ 2014 Sonata Limited/ 2014 Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD are $23,699/$18,999/$31,549/$38,659. Prices include price adjustments of $1,500/$1,250/$1,500/$2,000 and Delivery and Destination charges of $1,550/$1,550/$1,650/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. ʕ†Ω*Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. Visit www.hyundaicanada.com or see dealer for complete details. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions. TM

Campbell River Hyundai 1700 Coulter Rd. Campbell River, 250-286-1001 D#7785


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HISTORIC FRESH SLICE PIZZA GRAND OPENING

Fresh Slice Pizza owner Todd Banish, far left, and his staff were all smiles at their recent grand opening. Despite the weather, there were lineups throughout the day making the event one of the most successful Fresh Slice Pizza grand openings in recent history.

OUR AWARD-WINNING 2014 LINE-UP WITH REVOLUTIONARY SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE GAME. RESCUE ▼

Snowmobiler’s friends big help during rescue COURIER-ISLANDER

Campbell River Search and Rescue helped rescue a female snowmobiler near Bacon Lake Sunday. CR SAR were called out Sunday morning to help BC Ambulance with the medical evacuation just northwest of Strathcona Dam. The snowmobiler had been thrown from a snowmobile while riding along a logging road and struck some rocks after falling off the machine. Her injuries required a medical evacuation but BC Ambulance Service was not able to get there due to snow and the terrain. CR SAR happened to be conducting an exercise in the Loveland Bay area and were able to mobilize a ground crew, said Grant Cormier of CR SAR. Cormier said a helicopter with an SAR member departed Campbell River at the same time to provide an air evacuation platform. Shortly after arriving on scene the snowmobile party was spotted by the helicopter and the crew landed at a nearby road junction. The woman was located a short distance later, quickly packaged on a spine board and transported on a snowmobile back to the helicopter for a short flight to the Strathcona Dam where a BC Ambulance was waiting. Paramedics determined that the woman’s injuries were serious enough to re-route the helicopter directly to the hospital. Cormier said the reactions of the snowmobilers friends was

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text book and helped the mission immensely. “This was a case where the woman’s companions did everything right,” said Cormier. “They made a clear, visible landing spot for the helicopter, they had provided immediate first aid and kept the woman warm with extra jackets and provided assistance to the SAR team in helping to move the woman to the helicopter. “Their assistance was invaluable to us. We had limited space on the helicopter to bring in SAR members so having the extra hands on the ground after we landed was key in packaging and evacuating the woman quickly and they are owed a debt of gratitude.”

SHOW TIMES Mar. 28 thru Apr. 3, 2014 Campbell River, Showcase

Merecroft Village on Dogwood, Ph: 250-287-3233

NOAH (PG) Nightly 6:45 & 9:45 Fri Matinee 3:45, Sat & Sun Matinees 12:45 & 3:45 BAD WORDS (14A) Nightly 7:20 & 9:30 Fri Matinee 3:30, Sat & Sun Matinees 1:20 & 3:30 DIVERGENT (PG) Nightly 6:50 & 9:50 Fri Matinee 3:50, Sat & Sun Matinees 12:50 & 3:50 MUPPETS MOST WANTED (G) (NO PASSES) Nightly 7:00 & 9:30 Fri Matinee 3:30, Sat & Sun Matinees 1:00 & 3:30 300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE 3D (18A) (ENDS WEDNESDAY) Fri to Wed 9:20 MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN 3D (G) (ENDS WEDNESDAY) Fri to Wed 7:10 Fri Matinee 3:20, Sat & Sun Matinees 1:10 MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (G) Sat & Sun Matinees 3:20 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D (PG) (NO PASSES) Advance Screening Thursday Apr. 3 8:00PM

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VISIT MAZDA.CA TODAY! ZOO}-ZOO} **Lease offers available on approved credit for new 2014 Mazda3 GX (D4XK64AA00)/2014 Mazda3 Sport GX (D5XK64AA00)/2014 Mazda6 GX (G4XL64AA00)/2014 CX-5 GX (NVXK64AA00) with a lease APR of 2.49%/2.49%/0.99%/1.49% and bi-weekly payments of $79/$89/$129/$139 for 48 months, the total lease obligation is $9,568/$10,284/$14,970/$15,793, including down payment of $1,350/$1,000/$1,550/$1,300. PPSA and first monthly payment due at lease inception. 20,000 km lease allowance per year, if exceeded, additional 8¢/km applies. 25,000 km leases available. Offered leasing available to retail customers only. Taxes extra. *The starting from price for 2014 Mazda3 GX (D4XK64AA00)/2014 Mazda3 Sport GX (D5XK64AA00)/2014 CX-5 GX (NVXK64AA00)/2014 Mazda6 GX (G4XL64AA00) is $17,690/$18,690/$24,990/ $26,290. All prices include freight & PDI of $1,695/$1,895 for Mazda3, Mazda6/CX-5. PPSA, licence, insurance, taxes, down payment and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. Offers valid Mar 1 – 31, 2014, while supplies last. Prices and rates subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details. ♦2014 Mazda3 has a higher residual value than any other vehicle in the compact car segment according to ALG. ALG is the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data, www.alg.com.▼2014 model-year vehicle’s projected cost to own for the initial five-year ownership period is based on the average Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own data which considers depreciation and costs such as fuel and insurance in the United States. For more information, visit www.kbb.com.

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Animal & Nautical Balloon Shapes

Ripple Rock Squadron

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Simple ways to save on your wedding

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ccording to a 2012 report in Brides magazine, the average Canada couple spend slightly more than $23,000 on their wedding, while our U.S. southern neighbours couple spends just under $27,000 on average for their big day. Clearly couples, regardless of which side of the border they call home, can expect to invest a substantial amount of money for their weddings. While many couples find the cost of a wedding is well worth it, others would like to find ways to save so their big day isn’t a budget-buster. Such savings aren’t always easy to come by, especially for couples with a very distinctive picture in mind of what their wedding should be. However, even couples strongly committed to a certain wedding style might change their minds once they realize how much such a dream wedding will cost. For those couples as well as couples who simply want to save some money, the following are a few ideas to avoid busting your budget without venturing too far from your dream wedding. * Trim the guest list. The guest list is perhaps the easiest place to begin saving money. Many reception halls will charge by the head, so consider if you really need to invite 150 guests or if 100 will do. Such trimming can save you a substantial amount of money. For

example, a banquet hall that charges $200 per guest will cost couples with a guest list of 150 $30,000 for the reception alone. Cutting that guest list to 100 reduces that cost by $10,000. When putting together the guest list, remove those candidates who would best be described as acquaintances. This can include coworkers with whom you don’t socialize, as well as old college friends to whom you rarely speak. * Don’t go overboard on the gown. Styles are ever-changing, so there’s a strong chance brides won’t be passing down their wedding gowns to their own daughters someday. What’s popular now will likely seem outdated by the time your daughter walks down the aisle. Keep this in mind when shopping for a wedding dress, which can be made in the same design as the one you try on but with cheaper fabrics that are a fraction of the cost. The disparity between gown costs in the United States and Canada should paint a good picture of how easily brides can save money on their gowns. According to a survey of wedding trends conducted by Weddingbells, an online resource for Canadian brides, the average Canadian bride in 2012 spent just under $1,800 on her wedding gown, while the average American bride spends roughly $1,100 on her gown. Though the reasons for that dis-

parity are unclear, it’s safe to say there are savings to be had for brides who don’t want to break the bank paying for their wedding gowns. * Get hitched in the off-season. Many couples prefer to get married sometime between the months of May through October. During these months, venues and vendors, including limousine services, caterers, photographers, musicians, and deejays, are more expensive. If you are willing to switch your wedding date to the off-season you can save a substantial amount of money. In addition, you likely won’t face as much competition for the best venues and vendors as you will during the peak wedding season. * Trim your beverage budget. The bar tab at the end of the reception can be considerable, but there are ways to save money while ensuring your guests can still toast you and yours with a few libations. Rather than offering a full bar, limit the choices to beer and wine, which will be perfectly acceptable to most guests anyway. * Choose a buffet-style dinner over waiter service. Many guests will no doubt prefer a buffet-style dinner instead of waiter service, so take advantage of that and choose a more affordable buffet-style dinner that allows diners to choose their own entrees and side dishes.

Calling all

Brides

As you prepare for your big day, let Thrifty Foods make your event fun and stress free. We’ll provide outstanding food and floral arrangements, allowing you to enjoy your moment to the fullest. Come in and speak with one of our talented and passionate wedding specialists today!

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Tips for newlyweds about to merge finances History behind the bridal veil Newlyweds often have a lot on their plates upon returning from their honeymoons. One of the more critical issues newly married couples must address is their finances and how those finances will be combined going forward. Combining finances can be a touchy subject for many couples, especially those who had not given much thought to their finances prior to tying the knot. But there are steps couples can take to make the process of merging finances go more smoothly. * Discuss finances early and often. Allowing finances to be the elephant in the room is a mistake, as couples do not want to begin their lives together treading lightly around an issue as significant as finances. Couples should discuss their expenditures and spending habits as early as possible, as one of the biggest hurdles newly married couples must clear is coming to grips with one another’s financial habits. If such habits have already been discussed, then developing a financial plan will be much easier once that time comes. When discussing finances, define both short-term and long-term goals and how each of you can adjust your spending habits to make those goals come true. * Pay off any debts. The cost of weddings has skyrocketed over the last several decades, and many newlyweds find themselves in a considerable amount of debt upon returning from their honeymoons.

Merging finances is an issue many newly married couples face upon returning from their honeymoons. When merging finances, couples should prioritize paying down such debt, as debt is a significant source of stress for newlyweds and long-married couples alike. Newly married couples with little or no debt should avoid spending above their means in the months after they get married. Such spending is commonplace, as newly married couples often want to fully furnish their new homes or reward themselves for pulling off their weddings. But new debt can be just as stressful on a marriage as debt from the wedding, so avoid this potentially problematic pitfall by paying down existing debts with your

newly merged finances. * Make note of mutual expenses and open a joint account to pay for those expenses. Mutual expenses like mortgage payments, food and utilities should be the responsibility of each partner, and a joint account should be established to handle such expenses. When opening a joint account, discuss how much and how often each partner will contribute money. One partner might earn considerably more money than another, so work out a reasonable agreement that details how much each partner will contribute each month, and whether such contributions will be made on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. * Make concessions for one another. When merging finances, couples often discover that they don’t see eye-to-eye on how each person spends money. Couples who successfully merge their finances often note the importance of making concessions with regard to their partners’ spending on certain hobbies or luxuries. As long as those hobbies are not putting couples in debt or jeopardizing their financial goals, couples can make concessions so their partners continue to be happy and enjoy their favorite activities. Merging finances is an issue that looms for many newlyweds or couples about to tie the knot. Though it’s not always easy, merging finances early and discussing goals can ensure newlyweds get off on the right financial foot.

Wedding day attire has changed in many ways, but one component of getting dressed up for a wedding that has withstood the test of time is the wearing of a wedding veil. Though many brides know it is tradition to wear a bridal veil, many do not understand why. Here is a look at the history behind the veil and why it is continued to be worn today. The veil and the bouquet that a bride carries may predate the wearing of white. Although there is no definitive reason for the wearing of a veil, many surmise it has to do with ancient Greeks and Romans’ fear of evil spirits and demons. In fact, this is where many of the bridal traditions actually come from, including bridesmaids wearing similar dresses in order to serve as decoys for the bride. In an effort to frighten away or disguise the bride from evil spirits, brides-to-be were dressed in brightly colored fabrics like red and obscured by a veil. But in many cases, the veil prevented the bride from seeing well. That is why her father or another person “gave her away.”

He was actually escorting her down the aisle so she wouldn’t bump or trip into anything. The veil also served as a method of shielding the bride’s face from her future husband, especially in the cases of arranged marriages. Superstition has it that it is bad luck for the groom to see the bride prior to the wedding. A veil hiding her face also ensured that the groom would not see his soon-to-be-betrothed up until the ceremony. Eventually the meaning behind the veil transformed as weddings evolved into religious ceremonies. The veil came to symbolize modesty and obedience. In many religions it is seen as a symbol of reverence for women to cover their heads. When white wedding dresses were worn to symbolize chastity, the white veil followed suit. Regardless of the origins, veils continue to be sported by today’s brides, who choose from a few different styles. The veil will coordinate with the style of the gown, and many wedding attire consultants suggest choosing the gown prior to the headpiece and veil.

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Don’t underestimate importance of wedding day photography Limousines, gowns and flowers are each important components of a couple’s wedding day. But few aspects of a wedding are as important as photography. Thanks to the popularity of social media, some couples may overlook the importance of hiring a professional photographer for their weddings. Although there is something to be said for candid images captured on phones and personal cameras, the pictures a couple will cherish and look back on for decades are best supplied by a professional photographer. Even if you will be hiring a videographer and having photos snapped by loving friends and family, professional wedding photography is an ideal way to immortalize this special day. Most couples say “I do” with the hopes of staying together forever, giving them only one chance to capture the magic of the wedding day on film. Leaving photos to chance by hiring an amateur photographer may be something couples regret down the road. Professional photographers use high-quality equipment that will produce much better results than photos snapped on the average digital camera. Plus, the photographer has experience with posing, placement of arms and legs, head tilting, and lighting, each of which ensures that the photos come out looking as good as possible. While a friend may not notice an eyesore in the rear of a photo composition when taking a picture, a professional may notice something that will stand out and make adjustments. Furthermore, professional photographers tend to have an eye for interesting angles to capture images

that may be overlooked. Rather than a series of portraits at one level, he or she may climb high for aerial shots or lie on the floor for a different perspective. The results may be unique vantage points that set your wedding photos apart from those of the masses. Price alone should not dictate which photographer to hire. Although wedding budgets are often stretched, skimping on a photography allotment may result in subpar results. That doesn’t mean you need to hire the most expensive photographer, but couples should realize the value of experience and professional equipment, both of which tend to come at a premium price. Do not expect to pay package prices that would be offered at department or discount stores. Many photographers are artists who take their work very seriously. A photographer will be spending all day with you capturing hundreds of photos. Each image will then need to be reviewed, repositioned and potentially enhanced or retouched. This time-consuming attention to detail is often what dictates the higher costs of a very good photographer. Keep in mind that photographers are unique individuals and not all the visions and styles of particular artists will meld with your own perception of how you want the wedding to look. Expressing your expectations and comparing your goals with the portfolios of photographers will help you find the best fit. While couples are making wedding day magic, photographers are behind the scenes capturing all of the memories couples can relive for years and years to come.

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How to make your wedding more eco-friendly Couples about to tie the knot may be preoccupied with finding the right color palettes for their wedding days. While is has long been a favorite wedding day color, many couples are now looking for ways to go green at their weddings, as more and more couples want to make their ceremonies as eco-friendly as possible. While it might once have been difficult to make weddings environmentally friendly affairs, today’s couples have many ecofriendly options at their disposal. From hotels that use solar power to reception halls that rely on locally sourced foods, there are plenty of ways to turn weddings into entertaining and eco-friendly affairs. * Reduce reliance on stationery. Couples hoping to be more eco-conscious can cut back on the amount of paper they at their weddings and throughout the planning process. Invitations can be printed on recycled stock, and couples can avoid using the envelope within an envelope that is often used when mailing wedding invitations. Furthermore, reduce what you place inside the invitation, including direction cards. Have guests visit a Web site to learn about hotel accommodations and respond to the wedding invite. * Choose earth-friendly fabrics. When selecting gowns and other attire, lean toward natural fabrics, such as cotton, wool, hemp, or linen, each of which are eco-friendly fabrics. * Pick flowers that are in-season. Much like produce, certain flowers are grown out of season with the use of pesticides and herbicides. Imported flowers have high carbon footprints due to the distance they have to travel. Cut down on how far flowers have to travel and the use of poten-

tially harmful chemicals by buying locally grown, in-season flowers. * Encourage guests to carpool to the wedding. You may want to make a flashy entrance at the ceremony, but you can curb emissions by having as many people travel together as possible. Ditch the sedan or limousine and rent a party bus that can fit many of your guests. * Rethink wedding favours. Instead of trinkets that are produced overseas and likely to end up in the trash, opt for edible favors, seeds or plants or even donations to charitable organizations. * Cut down on waste. Do you really need four courses at the reception and a complete dessert display? Food that goes uneaten will likely end up in the garbage. If you cannot arrange to have food delivered to a soup kitchen or another charitable group, scale back on how much is served. Chances are guests will not even miss the extra food. * Recycle your gold or silver. Wedding bands symbolize are customary at wedding ceremonies. Rather than buying new rings, transform old jewelry into rings by having the metal melted down and formed. * Style your hair naturally. Although many hair products have reduced or eliminated their use of CFCs, which can enter the atmosphere and damage the ozone layer, harmful chemicals are still used in many products. Brides can skip the elaborate up-do that requires a lot of hair spray for a more natural, free-flowing look. * Rent or borrow whenever possible. Rented items are reused over and over, while items couples buy specifically for their weddings are liable to be used once and then discarded. Opt for rentals when possible.

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Tips when choosing a honeymoon destination As couples cope with the stress and struggles of planning a wedding, many begin to see their honeymoons as a time when they can finally unwind and relax without having to worry about seating arrangements, vendor negotiations or the host of other responsibilities that come with planning a wedding. The biggest dilemma couples face when planning a honeymoon is where to spend that first week or so as a married couple. The right locale for a honeymoon varies depending on the couple. Some might prefer a topical island destination while others might find a week spent camping in a national park is more their style. Whatever you and your future spouse’s style may be, the following are a few tips to ensure you both have the time of your lives. * Decide what you can afford. The days when the bride’s father takes care of the bill for the wedding are largely a thing of the past. Many of today’s couples finance their own weddings, which can leave little money leftover for the honeymoon. When shopping for a honeymoon destination, know what you can and can’t afford. Your honeymoon budget may narrow your options considerably, but it will help you ensure you aren’t spending your first trip as a married couple pinching pennies. * Play around with the length of your trip. Many couples aim to spend at least one week on their honeymoons. But one way to save money on the honeymoon or make a more expensive locale more affordable is to reduce the length of your stay. An extra two days in paradise might break your honeymoon budget, but what about a shorter stay? You will likely want to spend at least five days at your chosen destination, but a five-day trip can prove considerably less expensive than a full

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A tale of honour and the taxpayers’ store Shoplifters are almost always approached by security after they exit the store. Before they exit they are believed to be honest shoppers, even if they’ve shoved a couple of items down their pants or into their purse. But once they leave the store they are criminals. They are approached and when they realize they’ve been caught red handed, the first thing they do is say they will now pay for those items because they forgot they had shoved them down the front of their pants or into their purse. Store owners have little pity for them because it’s personal. They are not just stealing from the store owner’s shelves, they are stealing from the store owner’s family, the store owner’s dinner table and the store owner’s mortgage. In every case the store owner will call the police and hope that

the legal process will deal with the thief as harshly as possible. We have to now ask the question: what is the difference between the common shop lifter and politicians who are caught with their hands on the wrong side of the public purse? How can they actually commit theft and when caught outside the taxpayers’ store, say they will pay it back and all is forgiven? The latest tale of theft from the taxpayers’ store involves the Speaker of the House, Richmond East MLA Linda Reid. Reid ‘paid back’ about $5,500 to the store for a trip to Africa for her husband for which she had the store pay. The questions on Reid’s husband’s travel costs come just weeks after she was under fire for approving tens of thousands of dollars in expenses at the legisla-

ture, including a $48,000 custom computer in the chamber, almost $14,000 in new curtains and $13,449 for a new MLA TV lounge with free muffins and snacks displayed on a $733 snack rack. The other troubling aspect about the theft is that she was asked over a period of months by Vancouver Sun reporters to come clean on her personal travel expenses. She basically told the reporters that indeed she had not shoved anything into her pants or into her purse. So, confronted outside the taxpayers’ store, with the illegal goods on her person, what does she say? “If this has caused anyone any consternation I sincerely apologize.” And she said she has now paid it back. Does that sound at all familiar? Does social standing differenti-

ate the common thief from the common thief? Does the fact that members of the Legislature must address her as Honourable Speaker mean mean she is anything more than a pilferer of the public purse? When a shop lifter gets nabbed it goes on their record and it can cause obvious problems in keeping or finding a job. But in this case Reid just keeps rolling in it — great salary, great benefits, great pension and all paid for by the same store from which she stole. Oh, and the other thing about that job, it comes with generous expense allowances because the store owners wouldn’t want to see her out of pocket for legitimate government business. That store owner is a pretty nice person. Too bad that’s one of the reasons the store is going broke.

>>Your Letters // email: editor@courier-islander.com Very big thank you from soccer club On behalf of the Campbell River Willows Masters Soccer Club, I would like to personally thank Willows Pub owners Sue and Al Thulin for their wonderful sponsorship of Campbell River soccer for the past 27 years. Since the Willows Pub opened in 1987, they have continuously supported our soccer club. What started out as one Masters’ team has now grown to four age groups — over 35, over 48 and over 60 teams as well as the Division 4B Young Masters of the Vancouver Island Soccer League. Throughout their sponsorship the Willows Pub became our unofficial soccer clubhouse and was a welcome venue after practices and games and also allowed us to host visiting teams for a great after game social. Our club will definitely miss the sponsorship and the hospitality shown by the Thulins over the years and want to thank Sue Thulin again for her support and wish her

well in retirement. As well we would like to thank all the staff who over the years made coming to the Willows so enjoyable. The Campbell River Masters

Soccer Club will move on with a new sponsor but will never forget the wonderful memories and sponsorship from the Willows Pub. So on behalf of all club members

please accept our very big thank you. Doug Puritch, President Campbell River Masters’ Soccer Club

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When it comes to loony, it’s past and present Arthur Black Basic Black One of the best things about scribbling a newspaper column for a living is the people you meet long distance. Take Bob Pert of Shediac, New Brunswick. We’ve never met, but we’ve kept in touch for at least 20 years. Mostly Bob does the keeping in touch. Every few weeks a letter

arrives with his name and address in the top left corner of the envelope. The envelope contains important news stories that Bob fears I might have missed. He’s usually right. If not for Bob’s vigilance I might have completely missed the story about the giant lettuce that rules Mars. I’m not making this up. Well, maybe the lettuce bit — but a giant vegetable for sure. Bob sent along an illustration of the fantastic flora — just as it appeared on the front page of the magazine section of the Salt Lake Tribune. MARS PEOPLED BY ONE VAST THINKING VEGETABLE the headline blares. (They

write kind of old-timey in Salt Lake City. Mormons, you know.) The article attributes the discovery of Mars’ leafy overlord to an observer at the Lick Observatory in Mount Hamilton, California. But like any good newspaper, this story has multiple sources. As the reporter notes: “We must bear in mind a few of the proved facts about Mars. It has atmosphere, seasons, land, water, storms, clouds and mountains. It also rains and snows on Mars. Great white patches appear periodically upon its surface. These may be accumulations of snow and they have also been called ‘eyes’”. Fascinating information. And hil-

ariously wrong. Oh, wait — there is water on Mars, but with an average annual temperature of -55 Celsius you’d chip a tooth if you tried to drink it. And before you dash off an indignant letter to the editor, I should point out that the Martian story appeared in the Sunday edition of the Salt Lake Tribune, Oct. 13… In 1912. Gullible times, you think? Hey. A century and a bit later we live among supposedly logical people who believe that: · Our own government sends up airplanes to routinely spray us with a toxic cocktail of chem-

icals (Chemtrails) designed to (Pick one): Sterilize our women; manipulate the weather; turn us into Harper zombies. · The Twin Towers were destroyed by (pick one): the Pentagon; Israeli agents; commandos working for The New World Order. All hallucinations conjured up by paranoid loons. I know that for a fact. Otherwise I would have heard from Bob Pert.

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PLANNING FOR LIFE Terri Chalaturnyk 50-Plus

There comes a time when a lot of us want less. Less stress, fewer chores, smaller square footage in our homes. As one client said, “I’d rather be fishing!” What would you rather be doing? All of us can benefit by envisioning our perfect life style. If your vision involves spending less time and money on your home, it may be time to downsize. The three most common choices I see are a small single family rancher, a strata unit or a bare land strata home. Single family homes: Consider something in excellent shape with an easily maintained yard. Pick a location and a price range that work for you! With less house, less yard and therefore less work, you’ll have noticeably more free time! Strata: Campbell River boasts excellent choices. You could pick a patio home, townhouse or apartment style condo. You’ll notice amazing time savings because the strata is responsible for the exterior of the buildings, the corridors, landscaping and more! Remember though, that you are the strata – your monthly strata fees go towards all those chores and expenses you used to shoulder yourself. Bare-land Strata: These homes might offer you the best of both worlds. Both the land your home sits on and your home belong to you. In a bare land strata the common property tends to be things like the roadway inside the complex and lighting along that roadway, a clubhouse, visitor parking, RV parking or a common park space. Other choices you might want to consider: - Living with family or friends on a property with 2 homes, a duplex, a home with a suite or just a home with space for everyone. Get some legal advice if you are sharing title. - Apartment living – renting might be for you and Campbell River has some beautiful choices. - Retirement homes, like the new Berwick in Campbell River, are the answer for MASSIVE time savings and give you an opportunity to really change your life style. Relax into a whole new way of enjoying life here on the West Coast. In all cases look before you leap! Make sure you understand the legal ramifications of your choices, that in every case you understand exactly what you are buying, renting or agreeing to and that your choice allows you to make the changes you envision. (Terri can be reached at Coast Realty, 250-287-2000.)

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ampbell River has been called a lot of things lately, and here’s another; Abandoned Cat Capital of BC. That was according to SPCA Chief Executive Officer Craig Daniell, last Oct. 22, when he introduced the Low Income Spay and Neuter Project, a $158,000 two-year project grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada. The grant allowed for the sterilization of up to 1,500 cats in the community. Campbell River SPCA had been taking in 112 cats per 1,000 people, five times more than the runner-up, Penticton. Three months into the project, veterinarians had already fixed 350 owned, feral or free roaming cats in the community. Now the BC SPCA is tackling the cat over population problem province-wide. Craig Daniell said that a new fiveyear plan targets B.C.’s overwhelming cat overpopulation crisis. “We have made significant progress in many areas of animal welfare in this province, but one issue that remains a serious concern in every community across B.C. is the staggering, and unacceptable, number of homeless cats who suffer and die tragic deaths because of human neglect,” said Daniell. “There are currently tens of thousands of homeless kittens and cats in B.C. These abandoned and free-roaming cats are forced to fend for themselves outdoors, suffering from starvation, illness and injury, freezing temperature and predator attacks.” Daniell said that 75 per cent of kittens born outdoors die before the age of six months. Those who survive live approximately two years, and during their short lives they produce litters of

An abandoned kitten is fed by an SPCA volunteer. kittens who will face the same tragic fate. “Pet overpopulation is a completely preventable problem and we are challenging every community in B.C. to work with us over the next five years to be part of the solution,” he said. “We are deeply committed to helping communities address the root causes of cruelty and neglect so that animals don’t suffer in the first place.” Daniell said the key steps communities can take to reduce the number of homeless cats include providing low-cost spay/neuter funds, introducing mandatory pet identification so that stray cats can be returned to their guardians if lost and bylaws that would require spaying and neutering of cats with outdoor access. “Our goal is that every animal born in B.C. will experience the Five Freedoms, an international animal welfare standard that includes freedom from hunger and thirst, distress, pain, injury and disease and the freedom to exhibit behaviours that promote their well-being. “Animals are interwoven into the fabric of our society and we have a responsibility

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“Our goal is that every animal born in B.C. will experience the Five Freedoms.” Danielle to provide them with protection and the best welfare possible.” That will be happening again soon in Campbell River now that the local SPCA has found a home. The agency received rezoning approval to move forward with a new community animal centre at 891 13th Avenue, a building owned by the Association Francophone de Campbell River. The new 1,800-square-foot SPCA centre, expected to open later this spring once renovations to the building are complete, will house cats, kittens, small animals and a limited number of dogs and puppies. The Campbell River SPCA is hoping to establish a strong volunteer program as quickly as possible, including on-site volunteers, foster homes, humane educators to assist with school programs, summer camps and other youth activities, community fundraisers and more. If you can help, you can contact Stephanie Arkwright at 250-830-4192.

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WINES

What wines you can serve with your halibut Doug Sloan Wine Wise

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t has turned into that wonderful time of year for whitefleshed-fish lovers. Halibut season officially opened a couple of weeks ago. White wine lovers are ready to indulge! The sweet nutty flavours of any style of halibut are enhanced by the dry but fruity apple and honeyed melon richness of Spier Chenin Blanc (659037) $13.90 from South Africa. Very fine wine for the price and a great match for halibut! Halibut are the largest of the flatfish family (Genus Hippoglossus) from the family of the righteye flounders (Pleuronectidae). Other flatfish are also called ‘haly-butte’ from Middle English, meaning the flatfish to be eaten

on Catholic holy days. Try an unusual white like Ormarine Picpoul de Pinet (124834) $12.99 from the French vineyards of Côteaux de Languedoc. Meaning ‘lip stinger’, the old-fashioned Picpoul grape is known for its high acidity. Tart apple-peel and zesty lemon rind flavours ride on a subtle savoury medley of mixed greens and “fines herbes”. Halibut are demersal fish that live in the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans as deep as 1,200m. They are found in a sweeping arc around the North Pacific Ocean, extending from Hokkaido, Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk, to the southern Chukchi Sea and ending off Baja California, Mexico. Staying on the eastern shore of the North Pacific, go crazy with the California blended Stark Raving White (392370) $14.99 – 90 per cent Chardonnay, eight per cent Muscat and two per cent Malvasia Blanco. Bright apple and pear flavours up front from the Chardonnay, some aro-

matic table grape character from the Muscat and a dash of distinction from the Malvasia. Dark brown on top with an offwhite underbelly, newly-hatched halibut have an eye on each side of their head, and swim upright, like salmon. After six months, one eye migrates to the other side, and the stationary-eyed side darkens to match the top side, while the bottom side stays white – ideal camouflage for lurking on the ocean floor! No camouflage is necessary to enjoy simple pan-fried or buttered and broiled halibut with the crisply elegant flavours of Hester Creek Pinot Blanc (467316) $16.95 from the Okanagan Valley, right here in British Columbia. This is a fresh and fruit driven white - apple, apricot and fresh cut honeydew melon flavours dominate. Juvenile halibut feed on small crustaceans and other bottomdwelling organisms: sand lance, octopus, crab, salmon, hermit crabs, lamprey, sculpin, cod, pollock, herring, and flounder - as

well as other halibut! Although Kiwis are out of luck when it comes to catching true halibut Down Under, New Zealand whites pair well with the king of white fleshed fish. Villa Maria Private Bin ‘East Coast’ Pinot Gris (217349) $16.99 is rich enough to pair with halibut dressed in a fruit salsa. Fresh cut and canned pear aromas and flavours slide into creamy/yeasty honeyed melon and mango before finishing with a clean, refreshing citric twist. In most ecosystems, the halibut is near the top of the marine food chain. In the North Pacific, their common predators are the sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus), the killer whale (Orcinus orca), and the salmon shark (Lamna ditropis) and of course humans (Homo sapiens). From Chile and near the top of the Chardonnay food chain – at a fraction of the price of comparable Meursault or Montrachet from France’s - Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay (545392) $22.99 Casablanca Valley is

extraordinary. Naturally occurring yeast in the grape skins help ‘school’ a well balanced wine, with notes of apricot and peach and rich “creamy” character and wisps of toasted hazelnut. Halibut don’t reproduce until they are around eight years old, around 80 cm long, spawning during the winter months, off the edge of the continental shelf in deep waters of 200 to 300 fathoms. Commercial capture below 76 cm is against US and Canadian regulations designed to support sustainability. With a commitment to biodynamic grape growing in their Rouffach vineyards, Domaine Muré Signature Riesling (354381) $23.99 represents a classic and sustainable style of Riesling from Alsace, France. Ripe grapes offer up juicy lime and tropical pineapple and a whiff of lemons and petrol. Take this one to the table with your lightly grilled halibut! Reach WineWise by emailing douglas_sloan@yahoo.com.

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SRM Projects, a Nanaimo based energy engineering firm, has recently been awarded investigative licenses for south Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows to explore the potential for tidal power development in the region.

“We have been working with SRM for the past couple years, and the award of investigative licenses is a natural next step in the progression of this project,” says Vic Goodman, CEO of Rivercorp, Campbell River’s economic development commission. “Building on the wave analysis

and modeling in the City’s Tidal Power Feasibility Study completed in 2011, SRM Projects will conduct an assessment, which will include measuring tidal and current activity this spring/summer and community and First Nations engagement,” says Ron Neufeld, deputy city manager

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Three Strathcona Nordics members recently returned from the Cross-Country Ski Nationals in Corner Brook, NL. Alec Stapff, Avalon Wasteneys, and coach Dave Battison enjoyed a stellar trip in spite of very challenging weather conditions and being very far from home out on the ‘rock’. The three took part in Nationals as members of Team BC and Wasteneys brought some hardware home, including a silver medal for the aggregate Junior Girls 1 division. “Travelling and staying with the BC team was great,” said Wasteneys. “It was also a fun experience to be around so many new people. However, it was also really encouraging knowing I had lots of support from so many people on the Strathcona Nordics team while I was racing. “A favourite moment for me probably was when I was awarded the silver aggregate for Junior Girls 1. It was such a surprise for me because although I knew I had good points I didn’t think they were that good.” Wasteneys finished second place overall at Nationals and took a

Strathcona Nordics Avalon Wasteneys crosses the finish line Corner Brook, NL. (Photo by DLejaDesigns)

bronze medal on the National podium in the classic technique distance event. “Avalon (Wasteneys) is one of the country’s up and coming racers. I was extremely proud to see her achieve so much,” said coach Battison. “Avalon continues to improve every year.” Battison said the weather in Corner Brook made it a challenge, to say the least, when it came to ski waxing. “The weather was some of the hardest conditions I have ever seen in 25 years of nationals,” said Battison. “We had every kind of weather - snow, rain, sleet, high winds, ice, freezing temperatures - sometimes all in the same day.” Stapff had some great races at the beginning of the week and gained a trail full of experience from attending Nationals. “Travelling the with the BC ski team was awesome,” said Stapff. “We had so much support from everyone who was there and experiencing what the other side of the country was like was great. I made a bunch of new friends, and I’m extremely happy with how the week went and the racing.”

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The Campbell River Curling Club wrapped up its 50th season on the weekend with 24 teams playing in the North Island Co-op Gas Bar Mixed Open Bonspiel. The A-Event, sponsored by Andrew Veldhuis of ABL Electric, was won by the Dean Thulin rink of Campbell River. In the final he was up against long time competitor Richard Tanguay (Comox), but it was Thulin prevailing in the end. Joining Thulin were D’Arcy Cato, Don Barnowsky and Gayle Barnowsky. The B-Event, sponsored by KLP Construction, was won by Campbell River’s Ken Dawson rink. Dawson teamed up with Linda Thulin, Graeme Boyd and Dana Dawson to defeat Ray Michell of Comox in the final.

Andrew Veldhuis, right, from ABL Electric, congratulates the ‘A’ Event winning Dean Thulin rink of, from left, Gayle Barnowsky, Don Barnowsky, D’Arcy Cato and Thulin. (Photo by Wylie Leeson)

The C-Event, sponsored by Pioneer Home Hardware, was won by the Cliff Carr-Hilton over Glen Vlaj of Campbell River in the final Sunday afternoon. Curling with Carr-Hilton were Ashley Chapman, Adina Maxwell and Kevin Maxwell. Club manager Susan Johnson, along with event bonspiel chair John LaPointe, would like to send a huge thank-you to Jim Clarkson at the North Island Co-op Gas Bar for being the major sponsor and supporting the Campbell River Curling Club. They would also like to thank everyone from the Comox Valley Curling Club for their continued support of the club’s spiels. “This wraps up our 50th anniversary year here at the Campbell River Curling Club and it was an incredible, memorable year,” said Johnson.

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The Campbell River Gymnastics Association (CRGA) sent a group for girls and boys to the 2014 BC Provincial Championships in Kamloops. The field was strong and competitive and CRGA athletes held their own coming home with multiple medals, three individual event Provincial champions, two athletes in the top three all around, multiple athletes in the top 10 and a berth on the BC team to the Western Canadian Championships. The Island Zone 6, Level 2 team won the silver medal with a few local gymnasts on the team, and the Campbell River Gymnastics Association won the silver medal team award for Level 4 girls. “What makes that award exceptional is that a team consists of five members and they take the top three scores on each event out of those five athletes,” said CRGA head coach Todd Sader.

Campbell River Gymnastics Association members at the Kamloops hosted Provincials included, back left, Brianna Pollock, Mackenzie Johnson, Brooklyn Batch, Ashlyn Ouellette, Reese Wheeldon, Katie Lund, Liam Deagle, Quinn Kuschel-Ross and Riley Michael. Front left, Nya Chailler, Ksenia Stansell, Chloe Doyon, Carson Ogg, Caleb Lawson and Kye Kuschel-Ross. Missing are Janika Scriba, Melissa MacAdam and Liam Barber. (Photo by Stephanie Ogg) “Our team only had three members so every score had to count.” The following are CRGA results from Provincials.

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Hard work surpasses talent if talent refuses to work hard Dale Trenholm W.I.N. - What Is Necessary Learn what the most successful athletes do by learning what they do, and then make it your own. What one man can do, another man can do as well. There are many variables to becoming an elite athlete, but a very important variable is to work physically and mentally harder than your competition and never, ever, be totally satisfied; there is always a way to improve. This is the only way to be the top of your field. This road will challenge your mind, body and spirit to the max, but that is what winning is all about – pushing your limits to be the best. If you are not willing to learn and do what is necessary with your chosen sport, then you are not giving yourself the best chance to succeed. You only have yourself to blame. One advantage elite athletes have over you is that they believe in themselves more than you believe in yourself, they imagine better than you, they have that burning “Will” to do what is necessary, and they are

zoned in with their goals. Nothing will stop them – nothing! Do you have this doggedness—the smarts—this determination? If you don’t, what is stopping you? What is stopping you from achieving the success you want? What do you have to lose when you are playing the sport you love? So wouldn’t it be better to just determine the price you will have to pay, accept that price, and then just do what is necessary to reach your goals? Your inner dialogue—your thoughts—can be your greatest enemy at times and will determine your successes and failures. It is also the athlete willing to find a way to win; the athlete who makes no excuses, and instead finds solutions to every challenge that arises during his or her journey to winning that gold medal, however that gold medal might look like to you. Consider this example: there is a 100-mile gold medal hike challenge to a specific lakeside location deep in the wilderness, across rivers, zip lines, and over high mountains—a challenge that will test your mind, body, and spirit. Moreover, the first one there wins that $1 million contract. How would you plan to win this challenge? Would you plan

and train for this trip to hike 50 miles? Would you sit and watch TV thinking that your talent will win? Or would you drink and party leading up to the challenge? Would you believe you could win? Would you truly want to pay the price to do what is necessary to win? You wouldn’t be prepared for this 100 mile journey if you didn’t prepare – you definitely would not get that million dollars. Only you can decide to put your very best into this challenge. No one will do it for you, but someone may support you by helping you prepare and train so that when that time arrives, you are prepared to overcome every challenge. Becoming an elite athlete is no different. You have to decide and be willing to pay the price to do what is necessary. Everyone else is just there to help you along the way. You are the one who

Fair-weather riding?? I don’t think so James Durand My Spin On Your Ride

wind. It was one of my best commutes in a long time, despite the weather. Wednesday’s commute home was sunny and warm, but not memorable. This Week’s Swicked Tip: Almost any weather condition can be overcome with the correct equipment. Rain, snow, wind and even extreme heat can become comfortable if you choose the right gear to ride in. So before you head out, do a quick weather check and dress yourself appropriately. Here are a few tips: • Staying dry is not as important as staying warm. You will loose most of your heat from your feet, your hands and your head, so protect them. • Layering is paramount and gives you the ability to change with the weather and avoid over heating or freezing. • And last but not least, where cycling specific clothing. Good quality cycling gear will let you move freely while in the riding position, protect you from the elements and breathe to keep you at the right temperature. I’m James Durand and I’m goin’ ridin’.

Tuesday was a pretty stormy day. Every time I looked out the window at the shop it was raining sideways, our sandwich board blew down the street and I saw a lot of customers that day in heavy rain gear. Yep we see a few of those days throughout the year in Campbell River and if we were fair-weather riders we would miss out on way too many rides. As the day ended and I was bundling up in my own rain gear and heading out the door, I realized it was raining even harder. The first few minutes of rain blasting me in the face were less than comfortable, but within a few blocks I was ducking into the wind, getting splashed by cars and smiling the whole time. It’s riding a bike and it doesn’t matter what the weather is, if you’re prepared it’s still fun. As I rode through town and up onto the ridge along Ash Street, I realized I was riding with my mouth wide-open catching rainWorld Cycling Presentation drops. A few blocks later I was Tuesday April 8th 7pm-9pm swerving out of my way to splash through the biggest puddles. By this time I was soaking wet and FREE! RSVP to 250-914-2453 fighting some big head winds, but still having a great time. As I reached my normal turn off for home I rode right past it, headed south and snuck in another 20 1791 Spruce Street (2453) minutes of riding in the rain and Mountain • Kids • Road • City • BMX • Cruisers

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truly must have the fire that burns in your belly. This fire will help you overcome every river, zip line, challenge, and high mountain along the way towards your sport. Your hard work will surpass talent if that same talent refuses to work hard – every time! Are you willing to pay the price to win, are you going to put in the effort to prepare for that 50 or 100 mile challenge? You will only reach the 100 miles first if you truly can prepare to win, mentally, physically, and spiritually. There is no other way. Are you prepared and willing to do

this? Dale Trenholm is the head coach of River City Elite track and field club.

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34 || CAMPBELL RIVER COURIER-ISLANDER || FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014 AQUACULTURE

Salmon Farmers hold 15th annual awards

The BC Salmon Farmers Business of the Year Award went to Grieg Seafood BC and was sponsored by Aquaculture North America. Peter Chettleburgh, left, makes the presentation to Grieg’s Stewart Hawthorn.

The Environment Award went to Jeff Muma from Marine Harvest Canada and was sponsored by BC Centre of Aquatic Health Sciences. Ahmed Siah, left, makes the presentation to Muma.

The Leadership Award went to Jason Pearson from Cermaq Canada and was sponsored by Novartis Animal Health. Todd Cook, left, makes the presentation to Laurie Jensen accepting on behalf of Pearson.

Long Term Recognition Award went to Daryl Misky from Marine Harvest Canada which was sponsored by BC Salmon Farmers Association. Jeremy Dunn, left, makes the presentation to Daryl Misky.

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Outstanding Manager Performance Award went to Megan Sorby from Sable Fish Canada. The award was sponsored by AKVA group North America. Wade Kaskiw makes the presentation to Megan Sorby.

Rookie of the Year Award went to Alvin Mati from Creative Salmon Company. The award was sponsored by Skretting Canada. Colleen Dane from BCSFA, makes the presentation on behalf of Skretting to Lisa Stewart accepting on behalf of Alvin Mati.

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Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex Land Fitness Programs New Fitness Programs Rookie Bootcamp; Mindfulness Exercise; Cardio with a TWIST; Co-ed Boxer Fit; & Yoga Stretch Continued Popular Fitness Classes Belly Dancing; Spin Athletics; Flex Fit Bootcamp; & Grey Power Bootcamp www.strathconard.ca for program descriptions. Don’t be disappointed – Register in person or by phoning 250-287-9234 ext. 0

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Outstanding Contributor to Our Communities Award went to Dave Baily from Creative Salmon Company and Roger King from Marine Harvest Canada. The award was sponsored by Walcan Seafood. At left Cam Pirie makes the presentation to Dave Baily. Roger King is at right.


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FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

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STORM AWARDS

The Campbell River Storm junior hockey team handed out the hardware last Tuesday night at the Royal Coachman. Award winners included, clockwise from bottom left, Rookie of the Year - Trent Johnson with Storm head coach Lee Stone; Bill Walker Award (Unsung Hero) - Gavin Rauser with Storm governor Wes Roed; Jason Gow Award (Fan Favourite) - Ryan Grills with Stone; Defenceman of the Year - Alex Brewer with Stone; Most Improved Player - Gage Colpron with Stone; Coaches’ Award - Brayden Taekema with Stone. (Photos by Ken Zaharia)

COMMUNITY UPDATE MARCH 28, 2014

Ask Luke

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

Eagle nest trees and perch trees are protected. Clearing trees and vegetation is strictly controlled around an identified eagle tree. Before you start work around eagle trees, come into City Hall and speak with Land Use Services staff. Or call us at 250-286-5726.or check our website at www.campbellriver.ca/planning-building-development.

CITY OF CAMPBELL RIVER - PUBLIC NOTICE PARCEL TAX REVIEW PANEL FOR WATER, SEWER, STORM WATER AND PARKS PARCEL TAX ASSESSMENT PURPOSES NOTICE is hereby given that a Parcel Tax Review Panel for Water, Sewer, Storm Water and Parks Parcel Tax Assessment purposes will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 301 St. Ann’s Road in Campbell River, BC to hear complaints regarding the Water, Sewer, Storm Water and Parks Rolls for the year 2014. You may make a complaint under Section 205 of the Community Charter to the Parcel Tax Review Panel for one or more of the following reasons: • There is an error or omission about a name or address on the tax roll; • There is an error or omission about the inclusion of a parcel; • There is an error or omission about the taxable area or taxable frontage of a parcel; • An exemption has been improperly allowed. For a complaint to be heard by the Parcel Tax Review Panel, the complaint must be received in writing on or before 4:30 pm, April 4, 2014 to the attention of: Finance Operations Supervisor, City of Campbell River, 301 St. Ann’s Rd, Campbell River BC V9W 4C7 The Parcel Tax Rolls are available for viewing in the Finance Department of City Hall from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays. Dennis Brodie Finance Operations Supervisor Notice given March 28, 2014


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March 28, 2014 issue of the Campbell River Courier-Islander

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