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How close is too close? This young female eagle appears unafraid and that has Moutainaire Avian Rescue Society worried that eagle encounters with family pets could turn into an eagle encounter with a young child. See page 3. (Photo courtesy MARS)
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A Campbell River woman had to defend her cat from an eagle that cornered it in her yard last week. Nancy Bryson’s cat likes to follow her around in the yard when she is gardening. She has the Simms Creek greenbelt behind her. “I heard an eagle sounding really close and it was,” said Bryson. “It flew right into my yard and had my cat cornered, intent on making a meal out of her. My cat never strays from my yard but that eagle sure found her. I tried picking up pebbles to throw just to scare it off so I could grab my cat, but that eagle wasn’t moving for no one.” Bryson said the eagle was fearless. “After a while, though, I think it found me to be a pain in the neck and eventually flew off.” And that is just another one of the stories coming recently involving pet snatching eagles. Danielle Wilson lives in Willow Point and her young son reported seeing an eagle carrying a cat.
“Not long after that I saw two young eagles circling near by,” she said. “I was in a state of disbelief thinking an eagle couldn’t carry cats, but was quick to make sure ours were home just in case.” Maj Birch, founder, senior wildlife rehabilitator and manager of the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, said that eagles can pick up about 10 pounds. “They are more aggressive when they have babies hatched and they are opportunists,” said Birch. “So people need to keep their cats inside or create a tent or enclosure if they want to be outside for periods of time, if it is feasible.” Birch said that if an eagle sees something that is easy prey they will take it. Brandi Morrison Stovman said her cats have been spooked by an eagle and no longer want to go outside. “I saw a large eagle fly over my house with something in its talons, unfortunately I couldn’t see what it was carrying,” she said. See EAGLE page 3.
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Dr. Jim Powell has been named CEO of the British Columbia Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences (BC CAHS) in Campbell River. BC CAHS says Dr. Powell is an accomplished leader with over 30 years’ experience in the fish culture and sciences sector. He brings a track record of development of technological advances in fisheries management and aquaculture as well as collaboration experience with a variety of stakeholders to the BC CAHS team. He starts May 1. Dr. Powell comes to BC CAHS from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC where he was Manager of Business Development and Program Support. He is an established authority on fish reproduction and broodstock management. His primary work has been in the area of fish physiology and adaptive management strategies of fish culture for a range of fresh and salt water species. He has extensive experience in aquaculture drug development, testing, registration and implementation. Dr. Powell is a founding board member of the BC CAHS and has served on the Board since its inception. As well, he also main-
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Eagles continue attacks Continued from page 1. “It flew to the tree line on Washington Road and the Highway and dropped it,” she said. “I was horrified to think that whatever the eagle had in its talons was falling to its death from at least 80 feet in the air.” Stovman had noted that the day before an eagle had been seen with a cream coloured cat in the same Ocean Grove area. “It was a frantic three hours worrying as I tried to get my cats in,” she said. “I was very lucky, as I was able to get my cream and orange coloured cats in. I am still sad for the owner of the other kitty who wasn’t so lucky. My cats have been spooked since this day — I think they have been trailed by an eagle because although they are outdoor kitties they have been staying very close to home and staying indoors which is not like them at all, they are always trying to get outside.” There has also been a significant spike in lost cat reports on the ‘Lost and Found Animals’ page on facebook. Nikki Anderson Watts, one of the administrators of the page said this includes three cats reported missing in a one block area and when another person went out looking for their lost cat, there were two eagles hovering over the neighbourhood. “The lady had a panic attack,” said Watts. Local farmer, A.J. Lawrie said eagles do not just go for animals they can carry. “We have had them take out the eyes of our ewes and lost a few lambs too,” he said. “They don’t just go for animals that they can carry. They kill and take away parts. They peck out the eyes because it is the shortest route to the brain to incapacitate and kill.” Lawrie said they have landed on the backs of sheep resting in the pasture. “The sheep can not get up. We saw them go for calves being born, not even fully delivered on the range in the Interior,” he said. “They have taken geese, chickens and ducks here too. When we see them perching in the trees watching and waiting we go and whack the tree hard. The vibration goes all the way up and they usually fly off. I would shoot them if I could but unfortunately they are protected and being protected makes them over populated so they are taking the domestic prey rather than as nature intended, fish and injured wildlife.” Birch said she understands the outrage over the lost cats, but the issue is that eagles have lost their fear of humans. “People are feeding them and this is creating a major issue for the safety of these birds and the safety of everyone else as we have to learn to live with wildlife and part of that is to not treat them like a photo op.”
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Fed wildlife is dead wildlife cautions MARS SIAN THOMSON COURIER-ISLANDER
A juvenile bald eagle in Campbell River is learning some bad habits and that’s causing a local wildlife rescue operation concern. The young female is hanging around a local boat ramp, where she is accustomed to being fed by fishermen with their scraps from cleaning their catch. “Because people can get so close, it is assumed the bird is sick or injured. It is not,” said Maj Birch, founder, senior wildlife rehabilitator and manager of Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS). “When we approach with our nets she flies off, just far enough to avoid capture.” “Unfortunately, this young eagle has learned that humans equal food and she has lost her natural fear,” said Birch. “While it makes for great photo ops,
It’s conceivable that an adult or child with food in their hand could be targeted. — Birch the potential for disaster looms large. It’s conceivable that an adult or child with food in their hand could be targeted. The outcome would not be good, for human or bird. We are currently looking into what, if anything, can be done about the situation.” Birch wants people to leave wildlife alone. And she says the only way for this eagle to survive now is to take her out of the wild. “MARS are permitted to try to capture this bird but it is difficult since it is wary of nets,” she said. “It is dangerous for us to attempt, since there are driftwood logs laying around helter-
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skelter and this bird is very mobile and chooses not to leave unless threatened. The eagle has to be hungry in order for us to catch her and she’s not hungry because people are feeding her. We will consult with our Conservation Officer Service before attempting capture.” Birch reminds people that it is illegal to feed dangerous wildlife, both under the Wildlife Act and the local bylaws for Campbell River. “Campbell River has a huge population of eagles and there is so much food for them they do not need to be fed by people,” said Birch. Birch recalls going out with a fishing guide with the intention of looking at eagles’ nests. “While we were out he put his line out and caught a couple of fish, whistled, and an eagle came flying down as he threw the fish back,” said Birch. “He does it
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Pink salmon outmigration from the Quinsam River has reached the highest levels ever recorded at Quinsam River Hatchery. This year the number of outmigrating pink salmon from the Quinsam River is expected to be over 20 million, a record says Dave Ewart, Watershed Enhancement Manager, Ecosystem Management Branch, South Coast Area, Quinsam River Hatchery. And the news also comes as BC Hydro’s $15 million, 10-year fish monitoring program with 12 components is rolled out across the Campbell/Quinsam River system. Ewart says the phenomenal numbers of young pink are due mainly to the 850,000 adult salmon that reached the rich upper watershed of the Quinsam, and very stable winter incubation conditions in the river. That reach was made possible by the Quinsam River cascades fish ladder project around 2005 which
was done by local stewardship groups, with partial BC Hydro funding support through the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. The Quinsam and Salmon River Smolt and Spawner Abundance Assessments $2 million study is one of BC Hydro’s 12 projects. BC Hydro has partnered with LaichKwil-Tach Limited Partnership, a First Nations company for the program. The monitoring projects are part of BC Hydro’s Water Use Plan. “This study is to determine the fish production in the Quinsam the Salmon rivers to see if the new BC Hydro operating regime will provide the expected gains in fish abundance,” said BC Hydro’s Stephen Watson. “The minimum river flow below the Salmon River diversion dam and Quinsam River diversion dam is now higher with BC Hydro diverting slightly less water from those facilities into the Campbell River system. There are other study
factors to be looked at like food availability.” The field work is being done daily at the Quinsam counting fence, led by a DFO technician with assistance from A’Tlegay Fisheries Society technicians. Every day, they count how many fish are caught in the traps at the fence and enumerate species and numbers. The pink counts started in mid-March and will continue until June to gather information on all species that are migrating. “Quinsam River fish abundance is being measured as the number of returning adults in the fall, and smolts out-migrating in the spring and early summer,” said Watson. “The study is particularly looking at chinook and coho salmon, and steelhead. Projects like the Quinsam cascades, along with operational flow changes and study initiatives, are all coming together nicely in the hopes of better understanding and increasing fish productivity.”
Shane Pollard of the A’Tlegay Fisheries Society checks on some of the 20 million pink salmon coming out of the Quinsam River. Pollard also took a GoPro trip into the depths of the pink fry trap. For that video check out the Courier-Islander website.
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Simple solutions against attacks from above Preventing your pet from becoming dinner for an eagle is easy. Keep it inside or on a leash. But we shouldn’t be surprised by the recent events involving eagles attacking family cats and dogs. What they are doing is not out of the ordinary for them, although it shocks and horrifies us. In reality cougars, wolves and other such creatures probably
contribute more to pet deaths than eagles. Would you let your small dog or cat roam freely in the forest if you knew a cougar or wolf was in the vicinity? Well, eagles are constantly in our vicinity, yet we don’t seem willing to take the bird of prey’s abilities seriously until, unfortunately, it is too late. And when cougars, for instance,
start making meals of pets, they can be dealt with and are because, unlike an eagle, a pet-eating cougar quickly becomes a threat to humans. What do you do with an eagle that has become adept at picking off local, unwary pets? You can’t very well deal with it in the same way society would a cougar. There would be outrage and probably justly so.
So authorities on one hand can control a bad cougar, but they have no control over a ‘bad’ eagle. And you can never be sure a cougar will not attack your pet, but you can take simple effective measures to make sure an eagle doesn’t make a meal out of your Garfield. Don’t put him in a vulnerable situation. They, and local gardeners, will love you for it.
>>Your Letters / more on page 10 // email: firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial nothing more than PC propaganda As a subscriber to your newspaper since the 1970s, it is extremely disappointing to see a piece of rather obvious Conservative propaganda masquerading as Friday’s editorial (The Fair Elections Act. Is it fair or unfair? April 25 Courier-Islander.) Especially as the government that introduced the Act has now climbed down from most of the contentious provisions so energetically defended in that editorial. W.J. Havelaar Campbell River
who witnessed an eagle capturing cats. These same words could be applied to my feelings when I see cats capture and kill our song bird population. It is not a nice sight. These situations would not occur if cat owners would keep their cats at home. The Humane Society and the SPCA say that cats should be kept indoors or if outdoors, on a leash the same as required for dogs. Any pet owner who allows cats to run free to decimate our bird population and use neighbours’ yards as litter boxes is not a responsible cat owner. Dawn Piché Campbell River
Harpercons appear to be in charge Just wondering about the VI news Media Group — quite a few local newspapers. Takeover by Harpercons? Wouldn’t surprise me since they don’t miss any tiny opportunity to spread misinformation and corrupt the electoral process. “Is it fair or unfair” — April 25 Courier-Islander. Is your editorial propaganda posing as wide-eyed innocence ? Yes. Last time I look at the CourierIslander. Too bad the dump’s overflowing already. L. Paterson Campbell River
Cat issue takes ﬂight with eagle attacks Once again the wandering cat issue has come up. Words like “ghastly”, “horrified” and “stunned” were used by someone
If you love your cat keep it safe inside It is a relatively rare event for a domestic cat to be scooped up by a bald eagle, then to be killed and eaten in the nest, yet it does happen. And for the families who have lost a pet this way, it can only leave a horrific, scarring memory. But, as with most things in nature, there is another side to the story. A recent U.S. study found that stray and feral cats are blamed for billions of bird deaths each year, and that pet cats are far from innocent. Pet cats that are permitted to roam free in our yards are responsible for 258 million to 1.5 billion bird deaths per year. These victims are land birds, everything from robins to pigeons, including swallows, thrushes, wrens, jays, finches, and many more. Songbird populations are on the decline in North America, and there is every indication that domesticated breeds of cats are the number
one cause of their demise. To cat owners, the message should be very clear: if you truly love your pet, keep it safe. Don’t let it roam free, unattended, where it can not only become a meal for a family of hungry predators, but it can also cause devastating deaths among the countless varieties of land birds and songbirds that we are so happy to welcome to our yards each spring. Don Magor Campbell River
What is really the truth and what is really unfair
Killing two birds with one stone Here is an idea that could solve two problems recently appearing is your partisan newspaper. Take the newspaper, especially the editorial page, and use it for your cat’s kitty litter when you keep it inside and away from opportunistic eagles. That way our cats are safe and the editorial page joins its otherwise family members. Ken Bate, Campbell River
Prevent eagle attacks and help wild birds
Until recently Canadians could count on an impartial, trustworthy body of oversight for our electoral system. That was true until the party in power decided to deal with loopholes and the scandal of the robocalls inflicted on voters in the last election. Problem is, the elected party itself was actively involved in the robocalls and along with removing the power to set voting protocol from Elections Canada, have also removed accountability and transparency from a process that should include both. I credit Elections Canada with conducting themselves with restraint and integrity in dealing with the twisted and pompous efforts by our government to evade responsibility. In order for democracy to work, every effort must be made to protect franchise for all Canadians. Sadly, the feds have disabled Elections Canada so that Canadians will not be able to find out what is true, and that is not fair.
What a shocking headline! And I am truly sorry for the cats that have been taken and their owners. We have all heard the stories of eagles’ nests with innumerable collars found in them. The fact is while it happens that eagles occasionally prey on cats it is extremely rare as pointed out in the article. And while it is horrifying to think of an eagle taking a domestic cat, we seldom think about the fact that domestic cats are the leading cause of death to birds. It is estimated that cats kill more than 100 million birds in Canada every year. So it seems to me if people kept their cats inside there is has zero chance of one being carried off by an eagle and that our bird population will be protected at the same time.
Colleen Campbell Gold River
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Research Your Family Tree: 1:30pm to 4pm. CR Genealogy library hours. Maritime Museum. Everyone welcome. 250-203-0585. CR Seniors Centre: Sportsplex. Open noon to 2:30pm. 250-914-4401 Campbell River Toastmasters: 7pm to 8:30pm. CR Community Centre, Rm 1. For more information contact Sarah 250-830-3839. smkannspeak@gmail. com Sing For Pure Joy!: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.. The Lions Den (across from Thrifty’s) 1441 Ironwood Rd. All voices welcome. Mary 250 285-3764.
noon to 3pm. 250-914-4401 FRIDAY 2 FRIDAY Photographer’s at Painter’s Lodge: May 2 to May 4. Learn from some of BC’s best photographers about how they shoot, what they see, and what makes a shot special. www.photographersatpainters.com. 1-800-6637090 Vancouver Island Fibre Fest: The City of Campbell River is hosting its second annual Fibre Fest on May 2, 3 & 4 at the Community Centre. For more information call Volunteer Campbell River at 250-287-8111. Free reading with Michael Layland, the author of The Land of Heart’s Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island. 6pm. Campbell River Library and Still Water Books and Art are sponsoring. For information, call Patrick at 250-287-3655 or Trevor at 250-923-1374.
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Al-Anon: noon to 1pm. St. Patrick’s Church, 34 S Alder St. Anonymous 12 step program for friends and families of alcoholics. For more info call Barb at 250-923-5537 or Judy at 250-9231653
CR Seniors Centre: Sportsplex. Open noon to 3pm. 250-914-4401
Diabetic Drop-in: 3pm to 4pm. CR Hospital. Sunshine Wellness Centre. For more information call 250-286-1161.
CR Legion Fun Night: 5:30pm. Karaoke, free Bingo. Also meat and paddle draw. 250-286-6831
Research Your Family Tree: 1:30pm to 4pm. CR Genealogy library hours. Maritime Museum. Everyone welcome. 250-203-0585.
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THURSDAY 1 THURSDAY - MAY Research Your Family Tree: 1:30pm to 4pm. CR Genealogy library hours. Maritime Museum. Everyone welcome. 250-203-0585. CR Seniors Centre: Sportsplex. Open
CR Fish and Wildlife Association indoor archery range: 6:30pm to 8pm. See Monday for more information.
For tickets, order on line at nuyumbalees.com or call 250-285-3733 Saratoga Speedway – First race of the season and Fireworks Extravaganza: Gates open 5:30pm; racing 7pm. Rain or shine event. www. saratogaspeedway.bc.ca CR Judo Club Spring Market and Craft Fair. Judo facility on Dogwood Street from 10am to 4pm. Currently looking for artists, bakers, craft persons, bedding plants and home based business person who would like be a vendor at this event. For info email: email@example.com Vancouver Island Fibre Fest: The City of Campbell River is hosting its second annual Fibre Fest on May 2, 3 & 4 at the Community Centre. For more information call Volunteer Campbell River at 250-287-8111. Forde House tenants garage sale and bazaar. Altrusia Club, CR Adult Care Society, 8am to noon. Rain or shine. 142 Larwood Road. Campbell River
Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre Annual Dinner & Art Auction: 5pm reception; 6pm dinner; 7:30pm program.
Sing For Pure Joy!: 3pm to 4:30 p.m. Quadra Community Centre. All voices welcome. Mary 250 285-3764. Therapeutic Relaxation Appointments: Every Monday. Come have a free relaxation treatment by trained hospice volunteers. This is for persons struggling with illness, grief or for the Caregiver. Appointments are available by appointment only at the Campbell River Hospice office, #104, 301 Dogwood St. Please call 286-1121 to book your spot
Research Your Family Tree: 10am to 3pm. CR Genealogy library hours. Maritime Museum. Everyone welcome. 250-203-0585.
Photographer’s at Painter’s Lodge: May 2 to May 4. Learn from some of BC’s best photographers about how they shoot, what they see, and what makes a shot special. www.photographersatpainters.com. 1-800-6637090
Pipes and Drums: Play or learn the pipes or drums at the Legion Hall on Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia...”What they’re not telling you” Presented by Dean Clark, D.R. Rehab Inc Monday May 5th and Wed May 7th at the CR Museum. 5:30pm to 6:30pm OR 7pm to 8pm. Tickets $69. Contact: Dean Clark at 250.203.5897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets or more info Co-Ed Touch Rugby. Every Monday. 6:30pm at Southgate Middle School.
Tune Ups • Brakes & Suspension Hitches & Wiring Automatic & Standard Transmission Import & Domestic Servicing • Fleet Maintenance Four Wheel Alignment • RV Repairs Government Inspection Facility For Fast Friendly Service 1501 D WILLOW ST. • 250-286-0045
Every Tuesday “Drop In Meditation” at Ocean Resort Oyster Bay, 7pm, all levels welcome, by $$ donations to the CR food bank. Info 250-792-3165
Pier Street Farmers Market and Arts Fair: 10am to 2:30pm. Free breakfast and lunch. Arts and crafts. Live entertainment.
Vancouver Island Fibre Fest: The City of Campbell River is hosting its second annual Fibre Fest on May 2, 3 & 4 at the Community Centre. For more information call Volunteer Campbell River at 250-287-8111.
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CR Seniors Centre: Sportsplex. Open Noon to 3pm. 250-914-4401
Motorcycle Swap Meet: Doors open at 10am. New Eagles Hall. 1999 – 14th Ave. (Located off the New Island Hwy). Info and reservations call Ron 250-8304260 or John 250-286-3120.
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Campbell River Athletic Association invites everyone ages 13+. All experience levels welcome. Free!
OPT (Options for Sexual Health) Drop in Clinic: 7pm to 9pm. At the Health Unit in the Tyee Plaza. Education & information on birth control and sexual health. Low cost birth control. All ages welcome. For more information contact 250 830-7603. Try Curling! Every Tuesday 3:30pm to 5pm is OPEN ICE at the Campbell River Curling Club, 260 Cedar Street, (on Dogwood next door to Steiner Bakery). Ernie Koizumi will be on hand to help you learn and get into the game. Everyone welcome and it is FREE! For more info, call Ernie 250.287.1706.
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Volunteer Campbell River gets new digs, 10-year deal COURIER-ISLANDER
May 1, 2, 3 & 7, 8, 9, 10 Showtime 7:30pm
May 4 Matinee 2 pm Rivercity Stage, 1080 Hemlock Street
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Volunteer Campbell River will move from City Hall to the Enterprise Centre at the end of the month, thanks to an ongoing agreement with the City that will support the organization with free office space for another 10 years. As a result of the move, Volunteer Campbell River will be closed Thursday, May 1 and will re-open at 900 Alder Street (South Entrance of the Enterprise Centre) on Monday, May 5 with new hours: Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The City of Campbell
River recognizes the valuable contribution that Volunteer Campbell River makes to our community,” says Dave Morris, the City’s general manager of facility and supply management. “In addition to solving a space crunch at city hall, moving Volunteer Campbell River to a larger space at the Enterprise Centre will allow for an expansion of the program.” And the volunteers couldn’t be happier. “We are excited and pleased to move into these new facilities with a 10-year term which demonstrates the city’s continued support for our program,” said
Louise Howes, executive director of Volunteer Campbell River. “Expanded office and meeting space will allow us to continue our vision of working together to build strong and healthy communities through volunteerism.” Volunteer Campbell River is a non-profit society dedicated to advancing the quality of volunteerism and community engagement through leadership and training to individuals and non-profit organizations. In addition to operating a volunteer recruitment and referral program, other services offered by Volunteer Campbell River include:
criminal record checks for volunteers, community engagement, volunteer recognition and workshops and training opportunities related to non-profit management, board governance and volunteer management. At the Jan. 29 financial planning meeting, Campbell River City Council voted to approve the relocation of the Volunteer Centre to the Enterprise Centre and move the city’s Information Technology Department into the basement space at City Hall. The relocation is funded from the facility reserve, with total costs expected to be $82,000.
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 892 of the Local Government Act, that a Public Hearing regarding the following proposed bylaws will be held in the Gym at the Recreation Centre located at 285 Alpine View Road in Tahsis, B.C. at 6:30 pm on Monday, May 5, 2014: Proposed Bylaw 547-2, 2014: is intended to amend the Ofﬁcial Community Plan Bylaw 547, 2010, to redesignate the proposed Lot 3 of DL 595, LD 39, Except Plan 173R, & EXC PL 23844, 24047, 24168, 24450, 25028, 25406, 26480, 26664, 27736, 28043, 30676, 30721, 31999, 35185, 38135, VIP52009 & VIP56914 from “Lands Designated Unsuitable for Development” to “Industrial” to facilitate the development of a powerhouse containing hydroelectric equipment and part of a penstock for a hydroelectric project. Proposed Bylaw 176-2, 2013: is intended to amend Zoning Bylaw 176,1981 by changing the zoning from R-1 “Residential” to I-1 “Industrial” for Lot A, (DD 119798ET) DL 595 Plan 30676, and Proposed Lot 3 of DL 595 LD 39, Except Plan 173R, & EXC PL 23844, 24047, 24168, 24450, 25028, 25406, 26480, 26664, 27736, 28043, 30676, 30721, 31999, 35185, 38135, VIP52009 & VIP56914 to facilitate the development of a powerhouse containing hydroelectric equipment and part of a penstock for a hydroelectric project. A copy of these proposed bylaws may be inspected at the front counter at municipal hall on any regular business day between the hours of 8:30 am. and 4:30 pm., Monday to Friday inclusive except Statutory Holidays, from April 17, 2014 to Monday May 5, 2014. All persons who believe that their interests are affected by the proposed Bylaws will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or present written submissions regarding the Bylaws subject to this hearing. Please note that legal considerationsprevent Council from receiving any representations or submissions after the close of the Public Hearing. A speakers list will be available for persons wishing to speak at the Public Hearing. You may register in advance by calling 250-934-6344 or in person immediately before the Public Hearing. Prior registration is not essential to be able to speak at the Public Hearing, however it is recommended. Contact: Village of Tahsis, Chief Administrative Ofﬁcer at 250-934-6344. Proposed Ofﬁcial Community Plan Change
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Firearms were seized from Port McNeill Senior Secondary School Saturday by the RCMP and police believe they would have been traded for illegal drugs or sold for cash. Officers located weapons in a locked enclosure at the school. Another cache of weapons were found in
a wooded area near Sointula, on Malcolm Island. An investigation is underway to determine if the guns are stolen property, RCMP said in a news release. It’s not clear if the weapons were handguns or long guns, or if ammunition was also seized. There’s no indication that anyone intended to use the weapons at the school, said Sgt. Craig
Blanchard of Port McNeill RCMP. “While it is very concerning to find them on school grounds, all indications are that the youth saw the caged area as a concealed place, away from their homes, to keep these guns hidden,” said Blanchard. No charges have been laid but police are working with School District 85 to investigate the matter.
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The thoughtstream process, an online survey tool for School District 72, was an overwhelming success, according to Superintendant Tom Longridge. “This past fall we invited you, our staff, parents, students and community members, to share your thoughts about what our school district is doing well, where we can improve and what we might wish to include as we envision our future
and move forward,” said Longridge in a letter. The public was invited to give their ideas and assign their top priorities to those ideas. Thoughtstream and the Campbell River school district administration team have identified key themes to focus on in planning for the next five years, he said. “Our goal was to get a sense of shared values and priorities, and to base our strategic planning on the ideas that we heard from
you,” wrote Longridge. “We are excited to report that we had 2,233 individuals respond, share 4,801 thoughts and assign 49,482 stars to the top priorities from across the district. We are still reviewing the wealth of information that was shared with us.” Community members can follow the link to view the website with the prioritized ideas and themes from these Thoughtstream processes: http:// sites.thoughtstream. ca/sd72/.
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Fitness/weight room and court fees could be going up slightly in September COURIER-ISLANDER
Changes to fitness/ weight room and racquet court fees in Campbell River could come into effect this September. “Based on a thorough review conducted by the city’s Recreation and Culture Department fitness staff, the increases recommended for fitness/weight room and racquet court fees would keep these facilities competitive compared with the private sector and facilities in other municipalities,” said Ross Milnthorp, the city’s General Manager of parks, recreation and culture. If approved, the rate changes would: Eliminate fitness/ weight room and racquet court passes for families and groups of eight to 11 people due to poor sales, Eliminate combination fitness/weight room/
court pass due to zero sales in recent years. Change the group pass size from 12-plus to 12 to 20 people (to match group parameters established in other municipalities and increase front counter processing efficiency) Change the group pass discount from 20 per cent to 15 per cent, in line with charges in other municipalities. • Increase youth/senior individual and group pass rates for fitness/ weight room and racquet courts to compare more closely to fees for other people using these facilities. Examples of fee increases: • $2 increase for sixmonth youth/senior fitness/weight room pass • $5 increase for ninemonth youth/senior fitness/weight room pass • $6 increase for one year youth/senior fitness/
weight room pass “User fees recover only a small portion of the overall costs related to sustaining community wellbeing through City programs and facilities, and these costs have been rising steadily since the last rate increase in 2010. At that time youth and seniors rates were not adjusted,” said Milnthorp. “Increasing our efficiency and raising the rates will help support our efforts to continue offering high quality recreation opportunities for people of all ages, stages and abilities.” These recommended increases have been reviewed and endorsed by the City’s Community Services, Recreation and Culture Commission and were to be presented for consideration at the April 29 Council meeting.
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Nikki van Schyndel is not your typical grizzled survivalist. She is a contemporary, urban young woman who threw off modern comforts to spend 19 months in a remote rainforest with her house cat and a virtual stranger. Van Schyndel will be sharing stories of her experience, from her book, Becoming Wild, on Thursday, May 1, at the Campbell River Library, at 6:30 p.m. Set in the Broughton Archipelago — a maze of isolated islands near northern Vancouver Island, Becoming Wild is a story of survival in the pristine wilderness of BC. Sometimes predator and sometimes prey, 29-year-old Van Schyndeli and her companion Micah fend off the harsh weather, hungry wildlife, threat of starvation and the endless perils of the rugged rain coast. To survive, Van Schyndel relied on her knowledge
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Walk for Hearts this Sunday in Willow Point
Don’t forget that the Campbell River Branch of the First Open Heart Society will hold their annual Walk for Hearts on Sunday, May 4. Registration is at 1:30 p.m., the walk begins at 2 p.m. from the
Willow Point Hall and goes along the Rotary Seawalk, then returns to the hall. It is a fun family affair with refreshments provided and prizes for adults and children, won by a draw following the walk. All children will go home with a prize. The participants either provide a donation or gather pledges
to raise funds for this event which benefits cardiac patients from the whole North Island and the Campbell River Hospital. Tax receipts are provided. This year’s Walk for Hearts is dedicated to Bert Dirks, a wonderful, kind man who was a member of the Heart Society for many
years. Bert passed away last year. A small group of people initiated the Campbell River Branch of the First Open Heart Society 28 years ago. You are welcome to join them and for questions and times of the next meeting phone Ken at 250-923- 3466 or Ed at 250-287-3096.
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en the local economy by increasing awareness about local businesses, as well as the products and services that they offer. A Think Local, Eat Local logo has been created as part of the map promotion, which will identify businesses that have listed products on the map. A wide range of local retailers, restaurants, cafes and
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farms have already put themselves on the map, collectively listing hundreds of locally grown and produced products. The map contains an interactive inventory of local products, which will allow users to search for items based on location, seasonal availability, organic certification, pesticide use, and more. This inventory can be updated by the retailers listed on the map, which will help ensure that the information remains current.
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Oold map book author to speak at Library The accompanying text reveals the motives, constraints, agendas, and intrigues that underpin their making COURIER-ISLANDER
The doors open and the past comes alive. The Land of Heart’s Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island, an informative and fascinating compilation of the early maps of Vancouver Island, will be presented by author Michael Layland on Friday evening, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the Campbell River Library. His book shows local cartographic milestones marking
progress in our knowledge through the Island’s rich – although comparatively short – recorded history. The accompanying text reveals the motives, constraints, agendas, and intrigues that underpin their making. “A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. How many, then, is a map worth, for it often contains far more information?” asks Derek Hayes, author of British Columbia: A New Historical
Atlas. This book has been shortlisted for awards including the BC Book Prize: The Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award and will be available for sale and signing by the author. You can meet this renowned author, a Royal Engineer, wellknown for his historical writing about BC, and a member of numerous British Columbia historical societies. Maybe he will answer the questions that have been an
enigma for years. Or, perhaps your own family’s area of origin will become known to you in a new way.
This event is free, sponsored by VIRL, funded by Still Water Books and Art and the Writers’ Union of Canada.
Author Michael Layland will give an introspective talk on his recent book on old maps of Vancouver Island.
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Chad Nowosad Boates is golden in KidStart “In our community there are kids who could use some extra support through relationships...” COURIER-ISLANDER
C a m p b e l l R i ve r child is in the KidStar t Mentoring Program thanks to the generosity of Chan Nowosad Boates staff members. “In our community there are kids who could use some extra support through relationships with positive role models,” said Karen Stewart, a partner in the accounting firm. “For the third consecutive year, some of our staff have come together to support one of those children through KidStart.” KidStart is offered by The John Howard Society of North Island (JHSNI) and is Campbell River’s only one-to-one mentoring program. This volunteerbased program connects caring adults with children (ages 6-18) for three hours of fun per week. The 10-year-old girl that Chan Nowosad Boates is sponsoring was identified as needing a mentor after moving to a foster family and experiencing struggles at school. She is greatly enjoying her time with her mentor. “My mentor has a horse! And she even let me ride it,” she said. “I can’t wait to be able to get really good on it. We do so much fun stuff, I can’t believe it. I want to hang out with
Chan Nowosad Boates Chartered Accountants’ staff team receiving their KidStart Champion Gold Sponsorship profile from Campbell River KidStart Coordinator Tara Jordan. From left Julie Chenard, Kelly Cain, Erica Chan-Lafrance, Tara Jordan, Karen Stewart, Tracey Price, and Charlene Brown. Missing from the photo are Marlo Zimmermann and Cara Mann. her forever.” Chan Nowosad Boates is a Gold Champion sponsor. Staff pool their individual donations to come up with $100 per month. Champions receive a profile of the child they are sponsoring (names are changed to protect privacy), annual updates, a champion decal, and a tax
receipt. Campbell River currently has 78 children on the waiting list for KidStart. To find out more, contact Campbell River KidStart Coordinator Tara Jordan at 250-286-0611 or tara@ jhsni.bc.ca. Visit JHSNI on the web at www.jhsni. bc.ca/kidstartchampion. html.
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Popular Farmers’ Market, Arts Fair returns this Sunday
Royal LePage fundraiser May 10 to help raise money for its Shelter Foundation, ﬁght against family violence
The popular Pier Street Farmers’ Market and Arts Fair returns to the Fisherman’s Wharf this Sunday, May 4th. As a promoter of the Eat Local initiative, the Pier Street organization says it is proud to represent a large array of local farmers who provide fresh produce, meats, cut flowers, garden plants, baked goods and seafood. “We continue to evolve,” says manager Jim Creighton. “Each year we present a new farmer to our market and each year seems bigger and better than the last.” They also have an array of handmade arts and crafts, what they say is the best selection north of Victoria. In addition to the regular favourites, there are many new vendors this year. This market will be open each Sunday, May through September, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, so there’s lots of time to visit, even after church is out. You can go there for breakfast or lunch, or
The popular Farmer’s Market and Arts Fair is always well attended. Although there’s dozens of free parking spaces, the popularity of the Market can sometimes make parking a challenge. But you can park downtown and walk a block to the market. To check out the week’s events, watch the Courier-Islander every Friday, or just look up ‘Pier Street Farmers Market’ on Facebook.
meet a friend for fresh coffee and fresh baking. There will be live local music, a different musician each week. Creighton also says there’s ‘special’ days, for mothers, fathers, kids, families and seniors. There’s always something for everyone, including visiting guest artists. And ‘Hat Day’ in July is a Pier Street original.
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On Saturday, May 10, Royal LePage Advance Realty and Royal LePage offices across Canada and in Campbell River will be transformed into an oasis for bargain hunters as they join together to host the Sixth Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. This annual event brings local residents together with Royal LePage realtors to raise muchneeded funds and awareness to help break the cycle of family violence. One hundred per cent of all funds raised at the Royal LePage Advance Garage Sale for Shelter goes to support Campbell River’s local women’s shelter, Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (Rose Harbour) and to fund long-term solutions to end family violence. Royal LePage Advance Realty
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Young Tyees excel at Investors Group Cup KEN ZAHARIA COURIER-ISLANDER
This has long been the most prestigious senior girl’s high school soccer tournament with reigning Provincial champions regular attendees. The 18th Annual Investors Group Cup, played Thursday and Friday at both Carihi and Willow Point Park, was no different with AAA champions Argyle and powerhouses such as 2013 holders of the Cup, Stelly’s of Victoria and the Kelowna Owls all taking part. Over the 18 years of this long standing tournament there have been a few surprises but none more than this young Carihi Tyees team reaching the Cup final Friday against Stelly’s. The Victoria club showed why they are the top ranked team on the Island, topped the youthful Tyees, 4-0, at Carihi. “We are a very young team in age and experience but the girls have exceeded themselves this season,” said longtime Carihi coach John Jepson. “They have worked very hard this year and we are within reach of achieving our goal to reach the Islands. “In the Cup we played with incredible tenacity against Kelowna and won (game one) 4-1 against a strong team. This was followed by a comfortable win over St. Patricks. The next day saw an equally hard working effort as we defeated a decent Brooks team 2-1. Stelly’s are probably the best team on the Island and deservedly beat us 4-0 with lots to spare. “The team would like to acknowledge Mr. Ken Garraway of Investors Group for his continued support, alumni parents, Mr. Rassmussen, Mr. Akehurst and Mr. Weiss, the ground staff of School District 72 for the preparation and lining of the fields and all the family and friends who came out to cheer the players on,” added Jepson. It was a young and nervous Tyee team that was matched up against Kelowna on Thursday, but the result was quite remarkable. Kelowna had finished fifth in the AAA Provincial championship last year and won the B side of the UVic tournament two weeks ago having lost just the one game in a shootout. “My expectation was that this game would prove to be an important stepping stone in the team’s development,” said Jepson. It did prove to be a huge stepping stone with Carihi shocking the Owls 4-1.
Carihi Tyees Alexis Giebelhaus, right, beats a Brooks player to the ball during their semifinal Friday morning at Carihi. (Photo by Ken Zaharia) Carihi found themselves under intense pressure in the opening 15 minutes as the Owls applied controlled pressure and dictated the play in fine style. It seemed it would only be a matter of time before they would get the game opener. As the half wore on Carihi grew in confidence and despite taking the majority of the pressure this young Tyee side were giving up very few chances. The back line of Marita Lindenbach, Richelle Stewart, Jaime Senay, Alexis Giebelhaus and Morgan McDonald battled
for every loose ball and the midfield of Cassdiy Hinsberger, Alana Smith, Kristine Osachuck and Lisa Eberlien were tireless. Ironically every time Carihi did get forward their counter attacks were creating opportunities and forward Nairee Paulus and Selena Lasota were causing a great deal of discomfort. It was on one of these counter attacks that Lasota was to pounce and enable Carihi to take a 1-0 half time lead. Incredibly the Tyees scored three more times thanks to some
superb counter attacking play. Kelowna was visibly stunned but despite pulling one back they were never going to breach the Tyees another three times. There seemed like constant pressure on the Tyee backline but Kamiya Iwamoto, Madison Ashcroft, Emily Dreger provided superb cover whenever needed. Lasota had a pair of Tyees goals, Stewart and Paulus rounded out the scoring. The second game saw Carihi take on St Patricks of Vancouver who had beaten Brentwood
Collage 3-2 earlier in the day. Despite going a goal down early this game was far more comfortable and Tyees went on to record a comfortable 5-2 victory. This result moved the Tyees into the semifinal bracket and a match up with Brooks of Powell River Friday morning. The semi saw another superb effort from the home side. Once again they had their backs against the wall and had to defend with great courage and intelligence. Despite giving up See Carihi on page 22.
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Monday Night Darts League: Ladies Team G F A C.R. Legion 27 202 134 Curling Club #1 27 196 140 Curling Club #2 27 196 140 Elks #2 27 177 159 Elks #1 27 162 174 Quinsam #1 27 162 174 Eagles 26 135 187 Quinsam #2 26 134 188 Willows Pub 27 134 202 Highs High Scores - Dorothy Swift 133; Shannon Holmes 131; Ihla Regner 126; Christina Martin 125; Bev Ruttan 124; Christina Martin 121; Tracy Scaife 116; Josie Bezaire 111; Lou Frey 109; Sharon Sanford 108 High Outs - Christina Martin 94; Nicole Sumner 77 Games Curling Club #1 8 Curling Club #2 6 CR Legion 8 Quinsam #1 6 Willows 7 Elks #1 7 Mens Quadra Legion 27 210 114 Freddie's Pub #1 27 199 125 Curling Club 27 176 148 Elks #1 27 172 152 Elks #2 26 162 149 Riptide Pub #2 27 161 163 Willows Pub 26 152 160 Eagles 27 148 176 Riptide Pub #1 27 116 208 Freddie's Pub #2 27 111 212 Highs High Scores - Len Yarjau 171; Rick Yarjau, Ken Minaker 135; Rob Cunningham 134; Keith Wilson 133; Al Dunns 132; Andy Holmes 125; Andy Holmes 123; Dave McKirgan, Andy Holmes 121; Moe Johnson 120 High Outs - Steve Cavanagh 105 140’s - Ken Binnersley, Steve Cavanagh, Terry Binnersley, Albert Wilson, Andrew Allen, Mal Gilette, Karl Bro 1 Games Willows 10 Freddie’s #2 2 Riptide #2 9 Eagles 3 Quadra Legion 9 Riptide #1 3 Elks #1 9 Elks #2 3 Curling Club #1 7 Curling Club #2 5
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League: P Team T 1 Axolotl 25 2 Mermaids 22 2 Stingrays 22 4 Sand Dollars 20 5 Octopi 19 6 Starfish 18 7 Orcas 17 7 Sea Lions 17 Team Highs Points Over Series Average Stingrays +303 Scratch Game - Sea Lions 916 Scratch Series - Stingrays 2,619 Individual Highs Scratch Series - Men - John Fozzard 653; Women - Gail Shillito 609 Scratch Game - Men - Bob Shillito 261; Women - Olivia Milan 251 Pins Over Average Game - Men - Ed Miskey +99; Women - Olivia Milan +65 Pins Over Average Series - Men - Russ Mawer +178; Women - Paulette Zschedrich +87
||| 10-PIN Tuesday Night Mixed League: *League Champions P Team Q T 1 King Pins* 80 287 2 EZDUZIT 79 270 3 The B.U.F.F.’S 54 261 4 Buckin Awesome 81 255 228 5 Screaming Eagles 38 6 U.K. Plus 49 222 7 Ryan’s Pizzeria 58 207 8 Momma and the Cubz 41 57 Team Highs Scratch Game - EZDUZIT 819 Scratch Series - Buckin Awesome 2,332 Handicap Series - EZDUZIT 3,197 Handicap Game - EZDUZIT 1,174 Individual Highs Scratch Series - Men - Robert Rodgers 547; Women - May Inrig 504 Handicap Series - Men - Ray Berkenstock 682; Women - Brooke Rodgers 656 Scratch Game - Men - Ray Berkenstock 233; Women - May Inrig 187 Handicap Game - Men - Ray Berkenstock 281; Women - Brooke Rodgers 249 Congratulations - Ray Berkenstock bowled a 225 game (233), 75 POA game (233). King Pins are the League Champions
Knight tees up back-to-back wins KEN ZAHARIA COURIER-ISLANDER
Two weeks of play and it’s back-to-back Storey Creek Men’s Club wins for Joe Knight. Knight topped the field Wednesday with an event par 36 after he won in a count back with Chris Johnson. Dale McLaughlin won low gross on the high side with a 39. Net winners included, Lawrence Renaud on the high side and Doug Hengle on the low side. Carihi from page 21. most of the possession Carihi gave up few if any chances and the opening goal came when Paulus followed a shot in hoping for a loose ball and was rewarded as the unfortunate Brooks keeper spilled the ball allowing Paulus to score. “We continued to battle for every loose ball and although it wasn’t the type of soccer that would thrill the “purists” it was effective,” explained Jepson. Brooks put increased pressure on the hard working Carihi keeper Kyra Boulding and in the dying minutes of the first half Boulding had to make a great save from a shot thundered in from 12 yards. The second half saw much of the same with Powell River applying most of the pressure. Once again however the scores were to be from Carihi after Stewart made a great run into the back post area to finish off an excellent cross. Once again the defenders were outstanding with McDonald, Giebelhaus ably supported by Iwamoto, Senay, Dreger and young Charlie Borrie. Brooks did pull one back with two minutes to go but could not get the all important tying
The Courier Islander Newspaper was in the news, winning the team game with paper carriers Mike Moscovich, Renaud, Don Hincks and Dave Free posting a 55 for the win. CMAW came in second and Wenger Trucking placed third. Kevin Onclin won the Haida Liquor Store KP on No. 7, with Scott Wenger winning the Chinook long drive and Braden Davies won the Coastal Eyecare long drive. Rod Wilson was
this week’s winner of the coveted Coastal Mountain Fuels Explosion. Golf Notes - This week’s play will have a few changes. The 13+ handicap long drive will be on No. 2. The 0-12 handicap long drive will be on No. 9 and the Explosion hole will be on No. 8. It’s not too late to sign up for the Two-Man Shoot Out this weekend (May 3-4) - call the pro shop at 250-923-3673 to get your name entered.
Carihi forward Nairee Paulus, right, battles with a Stelly’s player in the Cup final Friday. (Photo by Ken Zaharia)
goal. With the win Carihi found themselves in the Cup final and it was a repeat of the 2013 final between Carihi and Stelly’s which the Victoria team won in a shootout. The final itself was not as close as the previous season as Stelly’s put on a superb controlled performance for the 4-0 victory. On the Plate side the Kelowna PROUDLY Owls showed PRESENTS
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they had learned their lesson and went through the back side of the tournament scoring 16 and conceding just one. They defeated Mark Isfeld 3-0 in the Plate final. All in all it was an outstanding effort by the Carihi side who lost 14 of their 16 player roster last year due to graduation. “Congratulations to Morgan McDonald and Nairee Paulus who both received MVP awards at the close of the tournament,” added Jepson.
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Campbell River Bridge Club results
The following are Campbell River Bridge Club results from Wednesday. Scores after 13 rounds Average: 130.0 P Pct Score Pair 1. 65.77 171.00 Wally Uyeyama - Vic Vlaj. 2. 65.00 169.00 Phillip Sanford -
Maureen Olafson. 3. 60.96 158.50 Paula Sambrook - Jerry Sambrook. 4. 57.50 149.50 Peter Bibby - Tom Cherry. 5. 56.73 147.50 Anne McKnight - Sue Cowan. 6. 53.46 139.00 Joan Eccles - Chris Bennett.
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From left, is the winning team from the 25th Annual Smurf Classic of Wayne Spiers, Kevin Onclin, Garry Callendar and Mr. Smurf himself - Jim Spiers. (Photo by Neil Cameron)
25th Smurf a ‘classic’ KEN ZAHARIA COURIER-ISLANDER
The golfing tournament season officially got under way Saturday with the 25th Annual Smurf Classic at Sequoia Springs Golf Club. Helping celebrate its quarter century mark, 68 golfers teed off at Sequoia Springs. Topping the popular, fun event was the winning team of Wayne
Spiers, Kevin Onclin, Garry Callendar and Mr. Smurf himself - Jim Spiers. The foursome defeated last year’s winners Rob Spiers, Shawn Ayoub, Brock Thomson and Dale Preston on the first playoff hole. The ladies KP on No. 14 went to Grace Schmidt, the men’s KP on No. 10 went to Wes Schmidt. The tourney’s overall KP on No. 11
was won by Robert Kwaksistala. The hole in one for a new car on No. 3 was sponsored by Tyee Chev Olds. “Unfortunately no one drove home in a beautiful white Chev Equinox,” said Jim Spiers. “Everyone said they had a great time and all said they are looking forward to playing in the 26th next year.”
CR Judo Club wins in Millbay, come home with team title COURIER-ISLANDER
Thirteen members of the Campbell River Judo Club (CRJC) participated in the Millbay Shidokai Judo tournament this past Saturday. The club members’ achievements were outstanding as everyone brought home a medal which included four gold, three silver and six bronze. On the basis of medal count per entrant the CRJC was deemed the top club of the tournament and was awarded the overall team trophy. Other participating clubs were from Victoria, Collwood, Nanaimo and the host Millbay. Millbay was the last tournament of the year sponsored by one of the five judo clubs on Vancouver Island. These inter-club tournaments are stepping-stones to the far larger Provincial tournaments which require off Island travel. Joshua Lee and Tommy Pfiefer were perfect by winning all of their matches in each of their divisions, while Abby Sheehan and Grady Allingham had the highest scores in their divisions. All four captured gold. Lee’s efforts particularly outstanding as he totally dominated all four of his opponents. A silver medal went to Kristian McFarlan in his very first judo competition. Silver also went to Brody Warner and Jake Misky. Bronze medals were won by Marcus Petersen, Luke Penhall, Linden Hicks, Jacob Hicks, Olivia Sheehan and Jordann Warner. Novice judo athletes, like Marcus and Luke, must participate in ground judo where there are no
throws until they gain experience, then they can advance to standing. Linden and Jacob fought well in their first opportunities at standing Judo against taller and more experienced competitors. Both Olivia and Jordann ran into some stiff competition from the boys in each of their divisions. The CRJC would like to thank Senseis Darcy Yule and Chris Petersen for coaching the team. The Campbell River Judo Club’s season is over now for kids programs, however the teen and adult classes run through the summer. For more information please visit crjudoclub.com or find them on Facebook.
Imagine a newscast every evening with headlines such as “Crime Is Down” and “Charitable Giving Is Up” and “People Are Helping Others Everywhere.” Miracle of Miracles, that is indeed the case in many places around the world, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the news. But, perhaps one way to put all of this good news in perspective is to realize that people helping others is such a commonplace practice that it doesn’t make the news unless it’s something really extraordinary. Likewise, the millionaires and billionaires who give generously have become so commonplace that they even have their own club and well over a hundred have signed onto a pledge, the so-called “Giving Pledge,” which commits them to give away the bulk of their fortunes. People who perform horriﬁc acts of cruelty or commit heinous crimes are pretty much the exception to the rule of people acting decently, and that is why their heinous crimes make the news. It’s just too shocking to ignore. So, perhaps we should remind ourselves every day of the Good News that is all around and spread the word to others. — Christopher Simon From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence. Proverbs 13:2 UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA CAMPBELL RIVER An Inclusive Community Centered in Christ
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cars, Hornets, Figure 8’s and Roadrunners will accompany them on Saturday night, with Sunday night seeing the Bomber cars and I.M.C.A Modifieds joining the action. Last year the Drifting class was introduced to the Speedway, and within the first few nights, they made an immediate impression wowing the crowds with some amazing drifting abilities. The first three rounds of drifting will take place May 10, 24 and 31. The annual car tossing competition will be taking place on June 7, which last year saw 45 feet as the winning toss. The Roadrunners, Crash to Pass, Hornets, Bombers and the I.M.C.A Modifieds will join the fun. The Wilroc Sprint cars will make three appearances on the 2014 season, with the first being on June 21, accompanied by the Dwarf cars, Bombers and the I.M.C.A Modifieds. The Sixth Annual Bikini Contest will be held on July 5. Brooke Bella from Courtenay took home the win in last year’s contest and will be looking to repeat this year. The first ever Motor Home jump will also take place on the 5th, accompanied by Crash to Pass, Hornets, Roadrunners and the Figure 8’s. Big Rig Highway Thunder will make its return on July 19, which last year saw a full field of beautiful Big Rigs hit the track. Crash to Pass, Hornets, Roadrunners, Fig-
ure 8’s and a car rollover competition will accompany the Big Rigs. The final appearance of the Monster Trucks will be held on Aug. 2 and 3, with the usual line up of Crash to Pass, Hornets, Roadrunners and Figure 8’s joining them over the weekend. The crowd favorite Crash to Pass Boat Race will take place on Aug. 16, which is the only one of the year. The Island Mini Stocks will accompany the Crash to Pass, Roadrunners, Figure 8’s and Hornet cars that evening. The first ever Saratoga Speedway Drive-in Movie Night will be held on Aug. 20, which is a Wednesday night. The proceeds from the movie night will go towards a local Black Creek fundraiser, with the movie to be determined at a later date. The popular annual Canadian-American Demolition Derby will return Aug. 30 and 31. Team Canada took home the title last year, and you can bet the local boys will be looking to keep the title for this year. The Island Mini Stocks, Figure 8’s, Hornets and the Roadrunners will join the festivities over the weekend. Finally the year will be finished with yet another amazing fireworks show, and the championships for the Crash to Pass, Hornets, Figure 8’s, Roadrunners, Bombers and the I.M.C.A Modifieds to all be awarded. For all information on the Speedway please feel free to visit their new website www.saratogaracing.ca, for all information regarding ticket prices, upcoming events and to see the full schedule.
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Fiddle Fest concert with Shane Cook COURIER-ISLANDER
Sunday, May 4, is the 14th Annual Comox Valley Fiddle Fest with a ‘knock your socks off’ fiddle concert at the Big Yellow Merville Hall in sunny, downtown Merville. The headliners this year will be US Grand Fiddle champion, Shane Cook, and guitar wizard, Quinn Bachand. When Shane, a Canadian from Ontario, won the US Grand National Fiddle championships, the stunned organizers changed the rules for the next year so that only an American could be eligible to win the title. Shane “rates at the top of the short list of the finest fiddlers in the world today,” says the Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame. He has distinguished himself as a master of an array of fiddle styles ranging from Irish and Scottish to French-Canadian, Texan, and bluegrass. He is one of Canada’s most highly awarded Canadian Old-Time fiddlers, a three-time Canadian Open National Fiddle champion and a three-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle champion. Shane now tours the world with the fiddle megagroup, Bowfire, and, in concert, he captivates audiences with his danceable playing that is as adventurous as it is technically thrilling. Shane grew up listening to Canadian old-time fiddling and says he is most at home with Ontario’s danceable music. With his fingers flying as he practi- US Grand National Fiddle champion, Shane Cook, who is actually from ces his playing style, he grins, “I come from a family Canada, plays at the Merville Hall Sunday.
of fiddlers. It’s something I watched my dad do and I just followed in his footsteps.” Quinn Bachand is recognized as the “Young Lion” of the Celtic guitar (Daniel Lapp) and “Canada’s top Celtic guitarist” (Ashley MacIsaac). Quinn plays a range of styles that includes jazz and bluegrass, and his virtuosic playing is more than eye-catching fretboard fireworks. His unique harmonies, hard-driving strumming, inventive chord voicing and powerful rhythmic effects make even the most well-worn tunes seem new and exciting. A proficient multi instrumentalist, he is equally at ease playing Irish tenor banjo, claw hammer banjo, bouzouki, bodhran and fiddle. Together with Shane Cook, this dynamic duo will fill the Big Yellow Hall on Sunday, with foot stomping fiddle music that will raise your spirits to the rafters. The Big Yellow Merville Hall is right on the Old Island Highway, between Campbell River and Courtenay and is in the midst of the Stolen Church renovation which you can view at intermission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 7. Tickets at the door are $15 adult and $10 youth. This year’s Fiddle Fest workshops will be happening on Sunday morning and afternoon at 2339 Seabank Road, Courtenay (near Seal Bay Park). Starting at 10:30 a.m., there will be workshops in fiddle, guitar and bass with some jamming thrown in for fun. Doors open at 9:30. FMI phone 250-339-4249.
I N TO DAY ’S PA P E R ! A newsletter for residents in the northernmost portion of Area D has been delivered in the proposed boundary extension area with today’s Courier-Islander. It contains information about the City of Campbell River’s proposal to offer sewer service in this part of Area D. The newsletter and additional information is posted on the City’s website (www.campbellriver.ca) under Planning, Building & Development.
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• Summer Student (Parks) The Campbell River Children’s Choir spring concert is May 11.
CR Children’s Choir invites you to ‘Perfect’ COURIER-ISLANDER
The Campbell River Children’s Choir invites the public to their Spring Concert “Perfect” to be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sunday May 11, at 3 p.m. The concert will feature a wide variety of styles and songs from Venezuelan rap to G.F. Handel and a world of time and place in-between. The choir is still zinging from their intensive workshop with internationally acclaimed Finnish choral star Sanna Valvanne and would love to share some of the experience with the broader public. The Rotary Club of Campbell River was instrumental in bringing this innovative artist to the community, not only the singers but several community choral direc-
tors were able to share in this unforgettable experience. The choir would also like to thank Trinity Presbyterian, Friends of Music and Marine Harvest for their support in making Sanna’s visit possible. The Choir would like to announce auditions for the 20142015 season. They are looking for young people who love to sing and will be in Grade 3 or above in September. Auditions will be held in May. Check out their website at www.campbellriverchildrenschoir.ca. For more information about the choir call Joanna at 250-202-SING (7464) to book an audition time. Tickets for “Perfect” are $15 and will be available at “The Music Plant” or at the door on concert day (cash or cheque only please).
Visit the “employment” section at: www.campbellriver.ca BUILDERS’ LIEN ACT NOTICE Take notice that on April 25, 2014, a Certificate of Substantial Performance under the Master Municipal Construction Document Specifications was granted with respect to the Contract no. 743 between Upland Excavating Ltd. and The City of Campbell River (Owner) in connection with improvements on City owned Lands, Municipal Roads or Statutory Rights of Way. All persons entitled to claim a lien under the Builders’ Lien Act and who performed work or supplied materials in connection with the City of Campbell River Contract no. 743 – Downtown Revitalization Project – St. Ann’s Block are notified that the time to file a Claim of Lien may be abridged and Section 20 of the Act should be consulted. City of Campbell River Phone: 250-286-5700
Volunteer Campbell River is moving to 900 Alder Street effective Monday, May 5. Access and visitor parking in the parking lot off Alder Street. New hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday (Closed Thursday, May 1 – sorry for any inconvenience) We look forward to seeing you at our new location! In partnership with the City of Campbell River, working together to build strong and healthy communities through volunteerism.
OPEN SE HOU May 6, 5-8pm Ocean Grove Elementary School Learn about the ﬁnal proposal to extend the city boundary and offer sewer service in the northernmost portion of Area D. Information, including frequently asked questions, posted online at www.campbellriver.ca under Planning, Building & Development.
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