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Beaver brings city traffic to a halt SIAN THOMSON COURIER-ISLANDER

Campbell River man gets 100 thank yous Lorne Harron was given special mention for donating blood for the 100th time at local blood donor clinics. Page 6

Echo Lake gets special stocking of 1,000 trout The Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery stocked Echo Lake north of Campbell River with 1,000 catchable-size trout Wednesday. Page 12

A beaver brought traffic in downtown Campbell River to a dam stop Wednesday. The beaver was strolling down the sidewalk across the road from Tyee Marine, trying to go into stores along the way. At one point it waddled up a loading ramp, then came down and off the sidewalk and onto the street. “It was keeping close to the curb and a couple of people were out there trying to get it up on the sidewalk,” said Ellen Peterson who works nearby. “Someone put a box over it. I stopped traffic so that Graham Appleton from Tyee Marine could get across the highway with a trap they happened to have.” Tyee Marine employees were prepared to manhandle the beaver into the trap but it just strolled right in. Unfortunately the cage wasn’t wired up properly and it just strolled out the other end. Once the trap was secured, the beaver went inside it again with no objection. “I was out stopping traffic because she was starting to cross the road and I was so afraid she was going to be hit,” said Kerry Amos of Tyee Marine. “It wasn’t long before driv-

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ers realized what was crossing the road.” Amused RCMP and Conservation officers were in attendance. Once beavers reach a certain age the parents give them the boot. Amos said the beaver was very young and very small. “I have no idea how he ended up on Pier Street,” said Peterson. “He must have somehow got out of the ocean and went from there. “His fur was wet so he had not been out of the water very long. It’s weird for sure.” The not-so-busy beaver was taken away and relocated somewhere in the vicinity of the Quinsam River. sthomson@courierislander.com

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City insurance bill Campbell River’s house prices up slightly this year continue on their upward climb due to quake risk COURIER-ISLANDER

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Ever wince when you pay your insurance bills? The city of Campbell River agreed to pay its insurance bill at Tuesday’s council meeting and it was a doozy. They awarded the deal to Willis Canada for insurance brokerage services for property, equipment breakdown and crime insurance.

This year it costs the city $115,763. Willis has been the city’s property insurance broker for 13 years and handles the coverage for all city property, estimated to be about $177 million. This year’s insurance fees were up 2.5 per cent over last year, mainly due to the increased cost of earthquake insurance.

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The benchmark price for a single-family home in the Campbell River area was $261,800, up 5.35 per cent over this time last year says the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. In the Comox Valley the benchmark price was $320,700, marking an increase of 1.05 per cent over last year. Duncan reports a benchmark price of $284,300 which is up 1.17 per cent from last year. Nanaimo’s benchmark

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are actually down 12.6 per cent from the 10-year average, but it is encouraging to see the market moving in the right direction,” he said. In March 2014, the benchmark price for a single-family home in the VIREB coverage area was $312,800 with an index value of 147.0. (This represents a 47 per cent increase since Jan. 2005, when the index was 100). The benchmark price is down 0.75 per cent from last month and increased 1.59 per cent over last year. The average price of a single-family home in the VIREB area was $345,164, which is up 10 per cent over this time last year. “Even with the positive increase in prices, the Vancouver Island market is very affordably priced for buyers in comparison to some of the larger markets across the country,” said VIREB President, Blair Herbert. “In terms of overall value for your dollar, our market is quite attractive.”

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price was $330,500, rising 2.07 per cent over last year. Parksville/Qualicum has a benchmark price of $344,800, dipping 0.29 per cent from last year; and the price for a benchmark home in Port Alberni is listed at $189,600 increasing 5.10 per cent from last year. VIREB reports sales activity across the Vancouver Island housing market area continued its marginal trend upward for the month of March. A total of 357 single-family homes sold in the VIREB coverage area in March. This represents a 27 per cent increase over the 281 sales recorded both last month, and last year at this time. According to BCREA chief economist, Cameron Muir, although unit-sales seem strong, it is important to compare these figures to the 10-year average to gain a more accurate picture of market trends. “When comparing unit-sales over a longer period of time, we

Campbell River city council told city staff to prepare and execute a sidewalk licence of occupation for Misty Fin’s Eatery Tuesday night. Misty Fin’s is in the eye of the hurricane of downtown redevelopment and has put up with construction and road closures for

several months. Located at 969 Alder, the popular eatery will soon be able to offer patio dining on the new and improved street front. City staff will be preparing an annual agreement starting May 1, 2014 and lasting until Dec. 31, 2014. At that time the annual renewal process will come into effect.

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RCMP warn of distracted driver campaign Superintendant Gelinas’ seven-year Campbell River stint marked by dramatic decrease in theft of auto statistics NEIL CAMERON COURIER-ISLANDER

Campbell River RCMP outlined its five new priorities for 2014 to city council Tuesday night. “Hello? Are you listening? Hello?” And one of those priorities will be cracking down on distracted drivers. “Hello? Are you listening? Hello?” Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard told council that distracted drivers — texting, emailing, phoning — are now killing more people than drunk drivers and the detachment would be conducting a campaign to help cure that in 2014. “Hello? Are you listening? Hello?” Beauregard says the plan hasn’t been finalized but the department expects to deploy a lot of resources and hinted at a blitz sometime between your LOL and LMAO. “Hello? Are you listening? Hello?” Drivers caught ‘distracted’ face a $167 ticket for talking on a handheld device while driving and a $167 fine plus points on their licence for texting or e-mailing while driving. “Hello? Are you listening? Hello?” The other priorities outlined by Beauregard are achieving a high level of trust and confidence in the RCMP, gather intelligence on disruptive activities of identified groups, achieving a high level of trust and confidence in the RCMP within the First Nations communities and reducing the impact of crimes committed by priority and prolific offenders. The crime stats for Campbell River had a favourable year-overyear comparison. Most categories of crime remained lower during calendar year 2013 than in 2012. The greatest reductions occurred in Theft of Auto (-37.3 per cent) and break and enter (-27.3 per cent) while robbery (+14.3 per cent) and business break and enters (+11.1 per cent) bucked this trend by recording those increases compared to 2012. Tuesday night was also farewell night for Superintendent Lyle Gelinas who has accepted a promotion to Alberta. Council and staff wished Gelinas well and aside from some friendly ribbing, they also thanked him for the work he had done during his seven-year stay in Campbell River. City Clerk Peter Wipper presented Gelinas with a keeper ‘trophy’, about four inches tall, saying that was all the city could afford after passing the hat around. And City Manager Andy Laidlaw apparently had something

The graph on the left shows the drop in auto thefts since 2007 and the graph on the right shows the drop in break and enters. to do with ‘adjusting’ the RCMP power point presentation which somehow had personal pictures of Gelinas coming up on the screen at various times. Gelinas

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On April 1 the Courier-Islander published an article where it was reported that gas rates were increasing. Michael Allison from Fortis BC said that there will be no change to natural gas rates on Vancouver Island, only on the mainland for 2014. The Courier-Islander apologizes for the error.

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Trevena delivers petition and letter against Area D amalgamation plan COURIER-ISLANDER

North Island MLA Claire Trevena delivered a letter and petition with 673 signatures from Area D residents to Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community Development March 27. The residents say they do not want to join the city of Campbell River and that it has been clearly outlined in the Official Community Plan governing Area D which says: “The residents wish to live in quiet, spacious and friendly, single-family neighbourhoods with limited commercial development. Areas of open and green space shall be close by, protected and open to all to enjoy. The community does not aspire to

become a suburb of Campbell River, an incorporated municipality, town or village nor a coastal strip development. The residents envision a low density, rural and suburban settlement offering an alternative to city life.” This sentiment was endorsed by over 80 per cent of those residents polled by the people who signed the petition. The city is proposing to bring 208 northern Area D properties into the city of Campbell River, conditional on a $3.4 million senior government grant being extended past March 2015 to help pay for the cost of extending the city’s sewer infrastructure. The project also hinges on how Area D residents vote

on the proposal through a referendum that could happen as early as this fall. “We are at a loss to understand why this annexation is being so vigorously pursued by the city,” the residents wrote Oakes in a letter. “Firstly because it disregards its own OCP ‘Sustainable Campbell River’ approved by council in 2012, and which states, ‘long term residential growth is planned as mixed use, infill or redevelopment sites within existing urban areas. The existing urban containment boundary is preserved and maintains its role of focusing urban development and minimizing the expansion of infrastructure.’ “Secondly, not one scrap

of evidence has been presented to support the city’s March 20 public statement of its objective, “...to respond to the requests for sewer service and address the environmental issues” in our area. “The petitioners therefore respectively restate their request that the provincial returning officer administer for all residents of Northern Area D any referendum on this issue. “We also suggest that the wishes of the petitioners’ strongly demonstrate that further expenditure of public funds on this boundary extension proposal is futile.” The petition was signed by Malcolm A Wilson, on behalf of the residents of Area D,

City supports social policy resolution Why “Jesus Christ”? (Part Six) True Christianity is not behavioral modification. It is not merely learning to control your actions. It is not possible to behave perfectly, and God does not grade on a curve, so you can’t just live better than somebody else and earn salvation. You either have to be perfect, or you have to trust a Savior who is perfect. There is no other option. Salvation is not the result of doing the right things or living a good life. The Bible states that “Romans 3: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. God is not asking us to meet some minimum standard of holiness. Jesus is the perfect representation of the perfect standard of God, and none of us meets that standard. The payment for the sin we have committed is death (eternal separation from God). Somebody has to pay, and you and I can’t pay for our own sins, so God sent us a Savior, His Son, Jesus Christ. “Rom 6: 23 for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. What is eternal life? John 17: 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Every other religion, and even a large portion of what is called Christianity, is preaching that you have to earn a relationship with God by being good. True Christianity teaches that we could never pay the debt we owe for sin, so God himself became man and paid the debt for us. “John 3: 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

So what must we do to be saved? The Bible declares in Romans 10:9-11 “ 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. 10 We believe with our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we declare with our mouths that we believe, and so we are saved. 11 As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed.”[b]

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Campbell River city council will support a resolution by the City of Duncan to begin establishing a social policy framework for B.C. The motion was made by councillor Ron Kerr, in response to a letter from John Howard Society of North Island president and Director of the Board of Voice of B.C. Terry Moist. Moist asked council to give their support to Duncan’s resolution when it comes up at the Association of Vancou-

ver Island and Coastal Communities (VICC) meetings in April. Kerr said his understanding of the motion is of one that could set the framework for social policy at all levels of government. He also said there is no such framework in place now in the province. “When I went over the list of resolutions for the VICC I think this can potentially be one of the most important ones,” said Kerr. “This resolution asks the provincial government to initiate the process towards establishing a social policy framework for B.C. Currently there are no over-arching frameworks to guide the work of social ministries and local community organizations. No visions, goals or accountabilities which could assist in bringing innovative approach to our current social issues. “Whether it’s dealing with children or seniors, people with disabilities or our homeless: A framework could provide a clear vision

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and goals for a social policy in B.C. And I think this would give us the ability at the grass roots municipal level to have a dialogue with senior government about social issues that we have little or no control over.” In his letter to council Moist said such a policy is being framed and looked at in other areas of the province and country. “A social policy framework is an approach that is gaining favour in a number of jurisdictions, including Alberta, Nova Scotia and the City of Vancouver,” wrote Moist. “A social policy framework is a broad-based structure to guide the work of social ministries and social service providers. It works to guide decision-making, set future policy, and support the alignment of policies and practices that describe the kind of communities in which we want to live, learn, work and play. A framework provides a clear vision for social policy in B.C .with clear expectations for stakeholders and a commitment to work collaboratively to achieve big social goals.”

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Patrick Laidlaw, local owner of Papa Murphy’s is very pleased with the fantastic job made by our local contractors and suppliers in helping us to open our new location at Timberline Village. We wish to thank the following businesses:

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1,000 THANK YOUS Canadian Blood Services donor clinic head nurse in charge, Jacqueline Swanson, presents Lorne Harron with a thank you card and an award to recognize his 100th donation of blood at the February clinic in Campbell River. The April clinic ran Tuesday to Thursday this week. Mark your calendar for the blood clinic next month, Tuesday to Thursday, May 27-29, at the Community Centre.

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If you find it difficult to participate in recreation activities due to a lack of funds, time and location of activities, any physical, mental or other health challenges, or if you are less than active because nothing is of interest to you, they want to hear from you. Find out more about how to join a onehour focus group session by calling Lynn Wark, Recreation and Culture Manager at 250-923-7911.

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ast night, I let my dog out before bed and I noticed the frogs were chirping so loud. It’s spring and winter is finally over and the changes in the garden are happening ever so quickly. Welcome April! The days are longer, the buds on the trees are all swelling and even though this “arrival of spring” happens every year… it is still amazing to me. One really lovely part of April is that there is that glorious hour between 5:30 p.m.-ish and 6:30 p.m.-ish when you can be out in your yard, puttering, weeding, planting or simply sitting in the sunshine when the weather is fine. I have a dear friend whose father used to say he was “scratching around”. This “scratching around” must be very good for us. For me it seems like the very best way to unwind and I feel there should be no pressure in accomplishing anything other than unwinding. Some days lots gets done, other days I just sit and watch the insects in the late day sunshine and am humbled by the beauty of nature and some days I’m planning where to plant this and

Gardening workshops in Black Creek Arzeena Hamir, from Amara Farms, is holding another informative series of Gardening workshops in Black Creek. The first one is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 where she will talk about how to “kickstart your compost pile” with tips on how to troubleshoot when your composting doesn’t quite go as planned. Workshop two will take place on Saturday, May 3 and Hamir will show you how to grow fresh culinary herbs and how they can add wonderful flavour to your dishes. Learn what herbs are easy to grow and how to care for them. Workshop three is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 and you will learn what and how to plant in June and keep your garden growing all year long. Hamir will discuss what kinds of vegetables grow well in the Comox Valley during the cooler months and how to time your planting to get the best production. All workshops are held at the Black Creek Community Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. and the cost for each is $30 per person or $50 for two people (from the same household). You can call 250-337-5190 for more info.

that. This is often the time of year that gardeners see trees blooming in their neighbour’s gardens or as they drive through town and they wish they had those blossoms in their own yard. April is a fantastic month for planting so many kinds of plants; increasing soil warmth and April rains give plants the conditions that help them really thrive. Here are some of our favourite spring and summer flowering trees. Flowering Cherry and Plum: There is little that is as showy as a full size flowering cherry tree. Lining Campbell River’s own Shoppers Row or Vancouver’s Georgia Street most of us have seen and enjoyed the beautiful pink double blossoms of the Kwansan Flowering Cherry Tree. Once the petals begin to fall they are like pink snowflakes. Dogwood – Pink or White: flowering dogwood trees are, to my mind, graceful and delicate even though the pink or white bracts can be quite large. Choose a space carefully for a Dogwood tree as it prefers mor-

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drape beautifully all along the length of the branches giving the tree a somewhat weeping look. Shinny red berries develop for fall and winter interest. Stewartia pseudocamellia Everything about the Stewartia tree is interesting. The lovely white flowers, the orangey-red fall colour of the leaves and the exfoliating bark of a mature specimen. Tall and stately the Stewartia pseudocamellia makes an excellent vertical accent in your garden. Styrax japonica (Japanese Snowbell) Delicate white flowers resembling pearl drop earrings line the underside of the branches of this small garden tree. The flowers have a wonderful fragrance that can fill your whole yard. So as you are sitting and pondering nature’s beauty, or “scratching around” your garden, or driving through our pretty city I hope you get a chance to enjoy the blossoms of some of these lovely trees. Enjoy!

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Maybe we should take away their cell phones To say the following statistics are sobering is a cruel play on words. But the harsh reality is that distracted driving is now causing more vehicular deaths than drunk driving. B.C. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said 81 people died as a result of distracted driving in 2012, compared to 55 fatalities due to drinking and driving. Like we said, sobering statistics. Can you imagine what the statistics look like for just vehicular damage comparing both categories? Anton says she is considering increasing the penalties for distracted driving. Right now offenders receive a $167 ticket for talking on a hand-held device while driving and a $167 fine plus points on their licence for texting or e-

mailing while driving. And police handed out 51,000 tickets for distracted driving last year. Then there’s the Vancouver man who received his 26th ticket for distracted driving. The number of tickets isn’t the alarming thing, what is alarming is that we have a system that allowed him to rack up that many tickets. He should have had his licence suspended after five. And therein lies the quandary. What will it take to get drivers to wake up about the dangers of using their cell phones and internet devices while driving? A case could be made that of the two — the drunk driver and the distracted driver — the distracted driver is the worse criminal. There is no excuse for drunk

driving, but the fact that alcohol consumption impedes the drunk driver’s decision making process can’t be denied. The cell phone user, texter and/or emailer has no such impediment. Their’s is a choice made in the clear light of day. The choice to send, answer or respond to a message is made with a clear head. Yet 51,000 for sure, and how many others, made that decision to hold the distracted driver’s gun to the head of innocent people. So Anton has some deterring to do. Some have called for higher fines, more points off their licence which will cost them when they have to renew, and jail time. All well and good. But perhaps we’re missing the real tool here. Perhaps we’re overlooking what could be the biggest deterrent of them all.

Yes, fine them. Losing money hurts. Yes, jail them, who likes that? But what if someone caught using a cell phone or whatever while driving lost the privileges of that device for a year? Think of it. They are so addicted to that form of communication that hefty fines, jail time and even the possibility of getting killed or killing someone doesn’t stop them from using it while operating a motor vehicle. Taking away privileges for the use of a mobile device would seriously impact a person’s business and social life. Isn’t it funny, that in today’s world seeing someone taking a sip on a beer while driving isn’t as concerning as seeing someone talking or texting on the phone while driving. LOL :(

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Good editorial, but needed more depth I agree with your editorial about politicians abusing the taxpayer by taking spouses on junkets and when caught simply putting the cookie back in the jar. However I believe it shows bias towards the NDP by singling out Linda Reid. Did you express similar outrage when our own Ms.Trevena did the same thing? She took her husband to Africa at great taxpayer expense and to my knowledge she didn’t pay back any of his costs. Her excuse was that all politicians do it and it appears she was right. Jenny Kwan has taken advantage to the tune of $35,000 which she too has said she will pay now that she has been caught with her hand in the jar. The irony is that Ms. Kwan was attending a conference on poverty while living the high life at the front of the airplane and five star hotels. Thirty five thousand dollars would buy a lot of meals for those living in poverty on the downtown east side.

However I believe your editorial fell short in failing to ask why any one of these politicians was going to Africa or Europe for a vague conference that holds

little or no value to the province. I believe these junkets are meaningless excuses to get out of town and live the good life at taxpayers’ expense.

Taking along a spouse is just adding insult to injury. Larry Short Campbell River

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o there I am in the nether reaches of the thrift store sifting through the onearmed sunglasses and the secondhand Cowboy Junkies CDs when I look up and see a guy coming toward me. I know this guy. He’s a lawyer. And he’s got his little girl, a toddler, in tow. He doesn’t see me though — or anything else around him. He’s peering down intently at his hands in that alltoo-familiar hunched heron posture of somebody mesmerized by

their HHD — hand held device. Is he texting? Checking emails? Surfing ESPN? Whatever he’s doing he’s in a distant galaxy and oblivious to his surroundings. Especially to his little girl who calls to him, tugs at his sleeve, tries to insert herself into that invisible tractor beam that runs between his iPhone and his eyeballs. There’s anxiety in her high, thin voice as she employs her limited persuasive skills to divert her pole-axed papa. But dad is bewitched; all she receives are muttered asides. ‘Just a minute, dear’ and ‘Go play with the toys darling.’ She doesn’t want to play with toys. She wants to be with her

father. Reminds me of a passage in a book I’m reading called Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time. The author, Brigid Schulte, writes: “I know now exactly how many minutes it can take to break your heart: seven. That’s how long it took for my daughter to tell me, in angry tears as I cut her toolong fingernails in the bathroom one evening, that I was always at the computer and never spent enough time with her.” I wonder how many of our kids feel that, but can’t articulate it. I wonder too, what the final verdict will be on this plethora of electronic gizmos we’ve voluntarily ensnared ourselves with. On which we’ve frittered away

endless swatches of the only gift we truly get in this life — time. How shall we name these distractions — instruments of the devil? Tempting, but a tad too Old Testament for my taste. But I’m no longer mystified by the zombie craze that seems to have taken over the movies and television. That’s what more and more of the people look like as I pass them on the street or watch them on the bus or in stores. They look like zombies. Detached, unresponsive, feeding on distant, downloaded brains delivered to them on their handy-dandy devices. And that retired lawyer ignoring his child in favour of what-

ever electronic ephemera he’d summoned up on his cell phone screen? That scene has been haunting me ever since I witnessed it. I would like to rewind the tape. I would like to go up to him and say, “Excuse me, but that stuff you’re looking at? That’s crap. Your daughter over there? She’s real. And you’re losing her.” I want to sing him the chorus of the old John Prine song. The one that goes: Blow up your TV. Put away your paper. Go to the country. Build you a home. Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches... And while you’re at it, say hello to your daughter.

ing an informative non fiction writing course on Quadra Island for the past six weeks. I certainly learned so much from your sessions. Keep up the great work. An appreciative student Wendy Burke

the foreman after leaving him a message to please call me. Now just last week they have repaired yet again another water break and they left the water shut off box so high out of the ground, and not level with the property owner’s lawn, that they had to heap up soil around it and have now seeded it but, oh forgot to rake and level the soil, what a lumpy bumpy mess. Terrible, terrible workmanship and they are paid to do this. Will be interesting to see how they replace the sidewalk this time. Also noticed that another area on our street that they worked on last year has been worked on again in three different spots. Mmmm maybe not done right the first time, have

to wonder? Now with the recently paved walkway through the Beaver Lodge Lands there is lots of graffiti on the fences and cement walls that back onto the walkway. Somehow changes the atmosphere of the walk through nature. Bushels of sweet smelling roses to the many homeowners who take great pride in their homes and yards and keep everything looking well cared for. Awesome! So our property taxes continue to go up and the area seems to have taken a bit of a slide it seems. Hopefully this will change and there will be some spring work bees on our street to clean things up. Please! Frustrated Springbok Road Resident

Roses&Thorns Email your submissions to editor@courierislander.com To: Fed Up With Pro-Lifers Let the bounty of fresh roses and the beautiful sun shine through the dark areas of your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you, hoping that you will come to a true awareness of the presence of life in the womb. Perhaps, pro-lifers are the champions of innocent and defenceless pre-borns who can’t speak for themselves. Better to be a proponent of the culture of life than that of the culture of death. Love Life I would like to thank the person or persons who shovelled my driveway after the last snowstorm. After retuning from down Island and seeing that my driveway was shovelled it was wonderful. Thank you very much. Grateful on Denman Roses to “Fed Up” who complained about the handful of protestors at the hospital, against abortion. Good for you to get that off your chest! I’m often angry when others don’t act the way I want them to, so I can imagine how these people must have annoyed you. As well, it often isn’t easy to take a stand against something like you did — although it’s easier to be a religious bigot these days, what with the likes of Dawkins and his devotees. I must admit however, that I am a little concerned with your demand that the protestors stop. The problem is with the Charter, (and the human rights beliefs of most civilized countries), which

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allow individuals the freedom to express their views and to assemble, even where the ideas they have are not popular. It’s that freedom that underpins our democracy and many other liberties we take for granted. In fact it’s this fundamental right that allows you to express your intolerant ideas! Oops! Finally, perhaps I could make a couple of suggestions for your next letter. Some might say that it’s a little cowardly to belittle other’s sincere beliefs in an anonymous letter to a newspaper. Why not “be a man” (or a woman), and put yourself out there like they do. Secondly, rather than simply mocking others because they think differently than you, why not say something intelligent in favor of your position so we all might benefit from your ideas. After all, if you demand that others only believe and act as you do, you should at least try to convince us that your way has some value. Howard Milner Great article on The Taxpayers’ store. I think that all MLA’s should have to read it. They are a necessary evil but do we need so many? Ticked Off Taxpayer We would like to say thank you with a trainload full of roses to the birth mothers who chose life for our children. You can not describe the gratefulness that we feel and have . H&A Terpstra Bouquets of roses to Jeanette Taylor and Annette Yourk for present-

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Approaching the end of their fourth season together The Strathcona Little Big Band is back at the Royal Coachman this Sunday, April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. The band’s sound has matured significantly as they play their own brand of high energy, entertaining big band music. Little in name only, the band consists of a full five-piece sax section : Suzie Christensen and Fred Kolls on alto saxes, Julie Kenny and Gord James on tenor saxes and Julie Chamberlain on the baritone sax. This time out the saxes will be featured on Duke Jordan’s swing classic “Jordu” and Jobim’s “Wave” You can also look forward to the section’s beautiful rendition of “Dreamsville” by Henry Mancini.

Four trumpets and three trombones make up a horn section that generates precise shots and lush interpretations of old and new tunes. Expect to hear beautiful renditions of Bobby Shew’s “Blue” from trumpeter Roger Kirk. Also, look forward to some amazing solo work from Jake Masri and Jay Havelaar with Wendy Daniel’s solid support. The trombones consist of Phil Cassidy, Doug Craig, and Brian Killikelly. You can expect to hear some excellent solo and soli work from this fine section. Killikelly will be featured on the classic, “Here Comes That Rainy Day” and Craig’s rendition of “You Are Too Beautiful” will tear up a few eyes. The Little Big Band has one of the most energetic rhythm sections around and this time will be no

exception. Michael Eddy on piano will be providing solid accompaniment plus a few fiery solos including a wonderful rendition of Duke Ellington’s “Shiny Stockings.” Completing the rhythm section are Band Director Don MacKay on bass and the “bopster” himself, Billy Street on drums. Street will be featured on several numbers including the classic “Sing, Sing, Sing.” To change things up a bit, The Little Big Band will add a bit of funky jazz to this show including Chuck Mangione’s “Feels So Good” and that 1970’s favorite “Pick Up The Pieces.” The Strathcona Little Big Band always leaves people smiling so get out and enjoy the opportunity to hear one of Vancouver Island’s fine big bands.

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It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that comparing mortgage rates will guarantee you get the best bang for your mortgage buck. While this may be true for many situations, there are many scenarios where this strategy is not the most effective. Your long-term plan and risk tolerance should determine which mortgage product is right for you. This product may or may not have the lowest rate. For instance, if you prefer to budget for a consistent payment and can’t handle rate fluctuations, it may be better to go with a fixed-rate mortgage. If you think current rates are low enough and you will be living in your property for at least five years, it may be wise to also opt for a mortgage with a longer term. One of the biggest mistakes people make when merely comparing mortgage rates is failing to consider important factors such as prepayment options to help pay off the mortgage faster, mortgage portability options and early payout penalties. If you want the option to pay out your mortgage at any time without penalty then you may want to consider an open mortgage or home equity line of credit. Before you choose the best mortgage for your needs it is important to know all the options available. Although rates are very important, having the right product – even if the rate is slightly higher – can give you flexibility and save you money in the end. Mike Parkinson is a Mortgage Professional with Dominion Lending Centres. He can be reached at 250-923-9826.

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ith the coming of Good Friday and Easter, the Cross has a great significance in our Christian faith because it is rooted in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The Cross was the instrument by which Jesus died for our sins. When we accept His death by faith it brings us saving grace and new life because Jesus conquered death by rising from the grave to fulfil his promises. The Cross was not the end for him or for us, but the beginning of a new life for mankind. The story really begins

in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating of the forbidden fruit; the consequence was death and separation from God. It became the curse for all mankind. For man to restore a relationship with God, a sacrifice had to be made to cover a person’s sins. It usually was a perfect lamb. In the New Testament we find where Jesus was sent from God to die as the perfect sacrifice for our salvation. He did it all in love for all of us. In 1 Peter 2:24 we read, “He (Jesus) bore our

sins in his own body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness...” There is a song that is often sung, “The Old Rugged Cross.” This song points us to the cruel death, but also to the power of the Cross that gives us forgiveness and hope for eternity. The Cross portrays God’s love, for us and his extension of grace and mercy. My desire for you is that you might truly know the One who gave Himself for you on the Cross.

Associate Pastor Albert Hopp

When you work hard in a well-paying industry for most of your life, you don’t expect to be living without hydro and transportation. But that is what happened to Campbell River’s Don Cramer, 57, who became disabled several years ago and was no longer able to work. “I am a former steel worker and did that for 24 years until the company shut down,” said Cramer.” It closed one year short of me getting a pension. I had put both my kids through school at least, but I had also started noticing some changes in my body and came out to B.C. to look for less physically demanding work.” Cramer found a job on a fishing boat but it did not pan out. He then worked in construction, doing some seismic upgrading at Carihi but started getting injured. “First I fell off a ladder, then some scaffolding, and finally I put a drill through my hand,” he said. “My coordination and balance was off. I was starting to make mistakes.” His daughter and his doctor told him he could not work anymore. “I applied for provincial disability benefits and got them, and along with that income I got medical and a bus pass,” said Cramer. “Since I cannot drive anymore, the bus pass was my life line to getting out and doing what I needed to do, but I still

need help from people to get me up my driveway and to the bus stop.” Cramer was instructed by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation to apply for CPP disability, a federal pension based on the number of years one has worked and paid into the plan. He was approved for the federal disability pension and because the pension amount was $15 more than what he got on his provincial disability, he lost that completely, along with his bus pass. To add salt to the wound, CPP income is taxable, so $25 is taken off the amount paid, but it does not count in making him eligible for that bus pass he needs so desperately. He receives about $1,000 a month to live on. People on provincial disability (PWD) benefits are authorized to have a bus pass that costs $50 for the year. People not on PWD but in receipt of Canada pension disability benefits do not get a bus pass provided at a nominal rate and have to pay $65 a month. “For the sake of being $15 over the provincial amount of disability income, I lost my bus pass, the only thing I have to be able to get to my doctor’s appointments, or to go grocery shopping,” said Cramer. “I know it only costs $2 to take a bus but I am living in poverty, very often I don’t have $2. I cannot even afford hydro.”

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Neighbourhood Association as a way to celebrate the success of the organization’s planning for revitalization and beautification of this historically important gateway to Campbell River. Initially, some funds raised will go towards operating costs for the CNA office at the east side of the Bowling Centre as well as local projects. Generous donors to the Live Auction included Andrew Sheret Ltd, Ed Rosse Plumbing, Kealy Donaldson & JLL Productions, Destiny River Adventures, Artist Darren Blaney, Mussels & More Pottery, Mackie Research, Marquest

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Cousins now have a golden bond Riverites help Vancouver Island Impact capture the BC Provincial Female Midget A Hockey championship KEN ZAHARIA COURIER-ISLANDER

Besides sharing in the fact they are cousins with a passion for hockey, Lisa Lloyd and Olivia Knowles, now also share another special ‘family golden memory’ playing together on the Vancouver Island Impact. The two Riverite cousins combined for the gold medal winning goal to lift the Impact to a 4-3 victory over the Richmond Ravens and with it the 2013-14 BC Provincial Female Midget A Hockey championship hosted by Salmon Arm. For both Lloyd and Knowles the two know just how special it is to lay claim to a BC title, to reach the pinnacle of your sport. For Lloyd it is even more special coming in her final year of minor hockey. “Winning a medal at the Provincial championships was an experience unlike any other, to add to the experience knowing that that would be the end of our minor hockey careers made us work that much harder to win the gold,” said Lloyd who was joined on the Impact by several other last year minor hockey players. “It was by far the most memorable and best day of my life,” said the bantam aged Knowles. “Nothing can explain the feelings you have when they give you your medal and hat and when you take the team photo. The whole thing was incredible and every time I think of it I smile. “There was so much emotion on the ice when we were all celebrating the win. Everyone was ecstatic and proud that all our hard work had got us to this point. Lots of the girls were crying because they were so happy and it was our last game as a team.” Lloyd added winning gold with her cousin made the win all that more memorable.

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“I think it definitely made it better knowing I will have someone to share this experience with for years to come and knowing we both contributed to winning a provincial medal made it that much sweeter,” said Lloyd. Before joining the Impact for their run at a Provincial championship, Lloyd played on the North Island rep team, practicing out of Parksville and Port Alberni. Knowles is a bantam age player who played for the Bantam A Tyees boy’s team, but was an affiliate player for the Impact. When the Tyees were knocked out of the playoffs, Knowles was available to join the Impact for the Provincial championship. Overall the Impact finished with a 5-2 record at Provincials. The two cousins played on the same line together and that family chemistry showed up on the ice in spades. Knowles finished with eight points on five goals and three assists, while Lloyd recorded a pair of goals to go with two helpers. “Playing with Lisa made the experience more memorable,” said Knowles. “Sometimes it’s not where you are, it’s who you’re with and to share something like that with a family member is huge. Lisa and I work together extremely well because we are able to read each other which makes us a force on offence. She has improved so much this year, around half of the goals I scored were assisted by Lisa and in the final Lisa scored the game winner which I assisted.” More good news was awaiting Lloyd after the tournament where she received word that she had been invited to the U18 Provincial Team Camp, April 23-27, only 80 females in BC at the midget age have been invited. “I am incredibly honoured and look forward to this unbelievable camp and amazing opportunity,” said Lloyd.

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Local karate athlete and Team Canada member, Valerie Doyon, won a silver medal at the North American Karate Cup, held at the Richmond Olympic Oval on March 22. The event assembled the top two kumite (sparring) and kata (forms) athletes from Mexico, USA and Canada. Doyon, who trains at the Campbell River Shito-Ryu Karate Club, turned in an impressive silver medal performance at what was her first competition as a part of the Canadian National Karate team. Doyon lost to Mexico’s Veronica Dominguez in the gold medal match in the junior girl’s to 59 kg division. Next up for Doyon and the National squad are the 2014 USA Open Karate Championships held in Las Vegas, April 18-20, the Junior National Team Training Camp held in Toronto in July, and the 2014 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru in August. Campbell River’s Valerie Doyon, left, on the medal podium with her silver medal.

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Zone seniors darts playdowns April 12 The BC Seniors Games, North Island Zone darts playoffs run Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. start at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. Contact Fred or Ginny at 250-334-4334 for full info. Comox Legion’s Eighth Annual Memorial Tournament hits the toe line April 26. Teams of four can be male, female or co-ed. Entry fee is $40 per team, restricted to 20 teams. Deadline Friday, April 25, you can reserve a spot by calling either of 250-339-2112 or 250-339-9592 or by e-mail at dcwillington@gmail.com. Check in is by 9:45 a.m., toe line is 10, lunch will be available.

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Want to try mountain biking? I often hear from beginner James Durand cyclists wanting to try mountain My Spin On biking, but they Your Ride don’t know where to ride and don’t want to ride with a group until they advance their fitness, so they don’t ride, and they don’t advance. It’s a catch 22 that leaves too many bikes in the garage all summer. Well having a group of friends to ride with is the easiest way to advance. When we started Swicked Cycles we also started two weekly group rides, hoping to help more people ride bikes. We do a casual ride every Monday night and an advanced ride every Thursday night. Back then we had a handful of true beginners. They were new to cycling, new to the trails and had no idea what they were in for, but they were keen. They wanted to improve their fitness, live a healthier life and meet some new people. They were a little hesitant and worried about slowing the group down, but if you saw these riders today you would never believe they were beginners just a couple years ago. Riding with a group was a big part of these riders advancing. There were riders at their level, which gave some comfort, some riders a little ahead of them, which gave some hopes of quick improvement and some expert riders to give advice and tips if needed. The group is always welcoming and keen to help the rookies advance. Before we knew it, the beginners from the last season were encouraging the newbies from the new season, and so on and so on. Today some of these original beginners still enjoy a casual ride once a week, some of them are pushing the pace on the advanced rides and some have changed their lifestyle completely so they can ride as much as possible. So if you’ve had that thought of wanting to ride, but you don’t want to slow down the group, get over it! Grab your bike and come out for a Monday night pedal around the Beaver Lodge Land Trails, you’ll have a great time and all of a sudden you’ll be riding more often, riding more trails and having more fun doing it. I’m James Durand and I’m goin’ ridin’.

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The Carihi Tyees senior boys soccer team has made history over the last three years winning two Island championships, attaining back-to-back provincial berths. All this hard work over the previous four years took us across the Atlantic to England, the birthplace of soccer. Years of fundraising and planning was done to take the 13 seniors over to Manchester, England, where we stayed with billets before travelling all over the UK to places such as Liverpool, York, Harrogate, Haworth, London, Hull and Birmingham. After landing in England, and then a full day of travelling we found ourselves in Manchester, jet-legged and exhausted, just in time for a well-deserved sleep before our 16-day long trip commenced. Thursday, March 13, we made our way to Xavarian College with our billets before embarking on our first day. The first visit was to the home of Manchester City FC, Etihad Stadium. We were toured around the grounds, seeing first hand all the amazing features of the venue, and taking in the vast size of the stadium. After a quick lunch we travelled downtown and found ourselves inside the national football museum, which offered tons of historical football displays and information on the culture that consumes much of the world. The lads and I made our way home with the billets after returning back to Xavarian College. The next day we met up at the school, football gear in hand ready to play our first game on English soil. We travelled back to the Etihad Stadium, but this time we were set to play against St. Peter’s at Manchester City’s Academy’s Stadium. It was a humbling experience warming-up in the shadow of the massive Etihad Stadium. Although there were no fans to cheer on Carihi during this international friendly, we were ecstatic to play in such a large stadium in the presence of the EPL superteam. A 2-1 comeback win, led by Zach Tillapaugh and Kevin Shelswell, gave us Canadians a winning record to start the tour. The next morning we loaded into the vehicles and drove over the Pennines to Hull City to watch our very first English Premier League game, where Manchester City FC would be playing against the Hull City Tigers. It was quite an experience as we took in 25,000 supporters singing songs and cheering for their team while enjoying a famous English pie. MCFC came out on top with a 2-0 victory and we couldn’t have been happier with it. The next day the bags were packed for a three-night stay at the port-city of Liverpool, home of the famous Beatles. After a quick fish and chips we drove to De La Salle Secondary School for our second game. The

The Carihi Tyees in England (along with a couple of Tigers mascots) outside Hull City Tigers KC Stadium, before Hull’s match against Manchester City. From left, Colin Massie, Carter Coblenz, Zach Tillapaugh, Kevin Shelswell, Parker Vining, Jason Fawkes, Tyler Kelly, Ryan Williams, Connor Fairweather, Evan Farmer, Alex Foge and Aidan Anderson. Missing is Alex Desrochers. field was bumpy and the winds were high as we got our first taste of a skilled English team. Carihi did well, keeping the play very even, but unfortunately we fell short 4-2. A similar Tuesday was planned. Across the park from Everton FC, we arrived at the world famous Liverpool FC’s ground. These stadiums were very cool to see, as town houses surrounded the stadium not but a few metres away. Inspired by the famous ground we headed to Cardinal Heenan Sports College, Stephen Gerrard’s

alma mater, who is currently the captain of Team England. Carihi played well with no subs, But we couldn’t hold off the English powerhouse, losing 6-1. We finished off the day by driving to Wigan. There we watched Wigan play Yeovil in the Championship Division of England’s professional league. The match consisted of six goals, five of which were scored in the last 10 minutes to give three different leads. Wigan player Jean

Beausejour came over to celebrate his goal with us at the side line, resulting in our photo on the Wigan Athletics website. Our last day in Liverpool started with a short visit to Penny Lane, where Sir Paul McCartney grew up, then a quick drive to our third game in Liverpool against St. Francis Xavier. Shelswell put the Tyees on the board first as we fought to retain our lead. Two late

goals for SFX put them ahead, and proved to be enough in a 2-1 loss for the Tyees. Arriving back in Manchester, the team took their billets out for a buffet dinner, in thanks for their welcoming hospitality. The next morning we travelled to Harrogate, a nice, posh community where we played our final game for Carihi against Rossetts School. Evan Farmer put the Tyees ahead early with a beautiful strike leaving Rossetts’ keeper fishing out the ball from the back of the goal. The wind blew hard and Carihi struggled to control the bouncing ball. Rossetts replied with three unanswered goals giving them a victory as the final whistle sounded. Emotions ran high despite the friendly game. Tyees captains Tillapaugh and Collin Massie exchanged Carihi’s plaque to Rossetts as the Tyees all got together for one last cheer. It was a very memorable moment for all 13 of us, who have accomplished so much over our last four years, and a great place to end our Carihi legacy. After a night in Haworth we returned back to Manchester. We spent our last night with the billets in Manchester, while preparing for the grand finale of the trip in the city of London. See Carihi on page 24.

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Campbell River Special Olympics basketball team members included, back left, Jesse Shade, coach Terry Rodway, Ken Sloan, Bonnie-Jean Shade, Dawn Eldred, Andrew Caufield, Andy Wainwright, Mandy Smith, Dave Masters, William Mitchell, Bobby Fietz and coach Melanie Rodway. Middle left, Dallas Flynn, Michelle Forbert, Chandelle Rasmussen, Beau Wryghte, Matt Basso and Gabe Young. Front left, Denise Siggs, Ben Dafoe, Braedyn Morrison-Stovman, assistant coach Jamie Senay and assistant coach Kristine Osachuk. Missing are Matti Jeffreys, Bryan Jorgensen and Reese Collins.

CR Special O hoops squad second at North Shore ‘March Madness’ KEN ZAHARIA COURIER-ISLANDER

In the end they were all winners and did themselves and all of Campbell River proud. The Campbell River Special Olympics Basketball team travelled to Vancouver Friday,

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March 21, to participate in the North Shore Madness Basketball two day tournament. It was a rewarding and fun weekend for all that went. The Campbell River ‘B’ team placed an impressive second out of 20 teams.

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Carihi from page 23. We caught the train to downtown London, dropping our bags off at the hostel and walked around the city, observing row upon row of stores and London attractions. The next day we attended our fifth pro game. Wigan played the Queens Park Rangers in the championship league. QPR pulled out a 1-0 victory upsetting Wigan who had been very hot. The final day in London was perhaps the best. We set out early, taking the underground tube to the holy West Minster Abbey, the massive cathedral in London and resting place of many great kings, queens, and world renowned people such as Isaac Newton and William Shakespeare. After viewing the Big Ben and the London Eye, we walked over the River Thames, taking the tube to the Tower of London, one of the few culturally preserved sites of early England. What a view to see the River Thames flowing underneath the beautiful Tower Bridge as it connected the Tower of London to its city. With a final EPL game that night with West Ham United playing Hull city, we were just about ready to head home. West Ham United held on for a glorious 2-1 victory over Hull. Although we were exhausted, it was hard to say goodbye to the country and all of its history and culture. “It was amazing! It was so cool to see all the different buildings and their history. I’m really glad to be

back and I enjoyed the great football we played as a team. I’d like to thank the billets, such great people and a great way to learn and experience the city. I’ll never forget this trip and the memories we made on it,” said captain Collin Massie who just recovered from a broken arm earlier this year. “It was a great trip, perfect length with lots to do in the day, and free time in the night,” said Carihi’s Tyler Kelly, who was unable to play due to torn ligaments in his left ankle. “ I loved Liverpool, the music and the atmosphere walking down the road is something I’ve never experienced before. I’ve had so much fun with all my friends and teammates and I’ll never forget it.” The Carihi Tyees had the time of their lives in England. They got to experience a different type of lifestyle. Living in a working class town, they learned a new appreciation for value and the things that unite England as the proud country it is. The Tyees would like to thank their coach John Jepson, who with help organized the trip and coordinated the tour. The Tyees also thank Michael Pomeroy, Lisa Fawkes and John Akehurst for their help and efforts throughout the season and trip. It was a perfect way to end our time at Carihi, and the years of effort put in towards the team Connor Fairweather has proudly played for the Carihi Tyees for the past four years.

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Vancouver Island motocross riders have been waiting since last October for this coming weekend here in Campbell River and for some it could not get here fast enough. Riders from all over the Island will be converging here in Campbell River for the weekend. They have dusted off the motocross bikes checked them over, made sure all the riding gear still fits nicely and also some have been doing some practicing on our local

track, that is, when it was not covered with snow. This is all in preparation for round one of the CMRC/VIMX Championship series. There will be a practice day Saturday for any one that would like to give the sport of motocross racing a try. For $25 you bring your bike up for 10 a.m. to register and then give it a try. Motocross racing is said to be one of the most demanding sports there is. There will be riders from the age of four right on up to 50 plus riding this weekend. Race day Sunday will go rain or

shine. The riders don’t care if it rains they just want to get on the revamped Campbell River Motocross Association track and race. The bar to bar, wheel to wheel race action all gets under way at 10 a.m. The track is located on the Gold River Highway across from the McIvor Lake turn-off. Tickets at the gate as well as there will be a concession on site. So come on out and watch some great race action. The riders are all friends till the gate drops and then it is all forgotten, till the checkered flag comes out.

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We’re Sweeping! The City’s Roads Department is currently working to remove sand on arterial and collector roadways. Hwy 19A (including the Campbellton business area) and Dogwood are now clear of sand, and a first run through downtown and Willow Point business areas have been completed. Sweeping on primary roads will be the focus for the next two weeks, and we’ll shift our efforts to residential areas after that. Once the sand sweeping is done, the street sweeper averages 50 to 60 hours of operation each month throughout the community.

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April 4, 2014 issue of the Campbell River Courier-Islander

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