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The City of Campbell River handed out its annual Stewardship Awards Sunday at the Haig-Brown festival. In the photo from left, are Councillor Larry Samson, Leona Adams (Environmental Excellence), Jeremy, Daniel, Jennifer Kask Loeb, Hannah and Gideon Loeb (Energy Conservation), Stacey Larsen (DFO Community Advisor and event emcee on behalf of the City of Campbell River), Clay Carlson (Habitat Protection/Creation), Patrick (Bud) Logan (Waste Reduction), Kathleen Sharpe (Waste Reduction). Chuck DeSorcy on behalf of Chelsea Holley (Pesticide Free/Urban Agriculture), and Dionne Lapointe-Bakota on behalf of Ecole Phoenix Middle School Grade 6/7 (Youth Special Recognition). Clean Sweep Chimneys (Air Quality) also won but were unable to attend.









the effort made by volunteers, groups and businesses towards environmental excellence in Campbell River. The recipients, in their own unique way, have helped make a difference in the lives of their fellow residents and have also helped the planet as a whole. For more on the awards see page 4.


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The City of Campbell River handed out stewardship awards for some very deserving citizens Sunday at the HaigBrown Festival. This is the 12th year that the city has called on the community to submit their nominations to this annual awards program in order to recognize


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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Waste disposal charges to go up Jan. 1, 2014 By Sian Thomson Campbell River Courier-Islander

of waste at the Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres. The fees become effective January 1, 2014. The increase from these tipping fees will be applied to capital improvements and the long term care costs of the regional waste management facilities. “The board approved an increase for muni-

It is going to cost more to get rid of your garbage. The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) service board of directors has approved a new fee structure for the disposal

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cipal solid waste from $90 per metric tonne to $100 per metric tonne and construction and demolition waste from $100 per metric tonne to $110 per metric tonne,” said Tom Boatman, CVRD’s manager of solid waste services. “Area residents dropping off loads weighing not more than 60 kilograms will still be charged the $4 minimum.”

The CSWM service manages over 100,000 tonnes of waste and recycled material and oversees a number of diversion and education programs. For more information on the current schedule of fees as well as those included in the updated bylaw, visit .


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BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FISHING ROD? It’s not known if this worker is allowed to bring a fishing rod with him as he checks water levels on the Campbell River. The measurements taken are for the Water Survey of Canada. The Water Survey of Canada is the national authority responsible for the collection, interpretation and dissemination of standardized water resource data and information in Canada. In partnership with the provinces, territories and other agencies, WSC operates over 2,500 active hydrometric gauges across the country.

Campbell River Guides at a Glance


2013-10-02 3:57 AM ....................11.47 feet 2013-10-02 10:28 AM ......................6.00 feet 2013-10-02 4:21 PM ....................12.65 feet 2013-10-02 11:28 PM .......................6.58 feet 2013-10-03 4:42 AM ................... 11.90 feet 2013-10-03 10:59 AM ......................6.33 feet 2013-10-03 4:46 PM....................12.80 feet 2013-10-03 11:52 PM .......................5.63 feet 2013-10-04 5:25 AM ...................12.32 feet 2013-10-04 11:23 AM ......................6.76 feet 2013-10-04 5:12 PM ....................12.98 feet 2013-10-05 12:08 AM ......................4.69 feet 2013-10-05 6:08 AM ...................12.69 feet 2013-10-05 11:52 AM ...................... 7.29 feet 2013-10-05 5:41 PM .....................13.14 feet 2013-10-06 12:29 AM ...................... 3.81 feet

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2013-10-06 6:54 AM ...................12.98 feet 2013-10-06 12:27 PM ....................... 7.92 feet 2013-10-06 6:13 PM ....................13.25 feet 2013-10-07 1:03 AM ........................3.11 feet 2013-10-07 7:42 AM ....................13.14 feet 2013-10-07 1:06 PM........................ 8.61 feet 2013-10-07 6:48 PM ....................13.25 feet 2013-10-08 1:44 AM .......................2.67 feet 2013-10-08 8:34 AM ....................13.18 feet 2013-10-08 1:49 PM........................ 9.31 feet 2013-10-08 7:26 PM.....................13.12 feet 2013-10-09 2:32 AM .......................2.55 feet 2013-10-09 9:30 AM ....................13.12 feet 2013-10-09 2:39 PM........................9.94 feet 2013-10-09 8:09 PM....................12.84 feet 2013-10-10 3:24 AM........................2.74 feet

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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013


Storm winds top out at 105 km/hour in centre of the Strait By Sian Thomson Campbell River Courier-Islander

The wind and rain warnings have been lifted following the first major storm of the season that caused power outages for over 18,000 residents on the North Island, Quadra Island and Cortes Island. Environment Canada’s storm warning had said the low pressure centre was to make landfall along Central Vancouver Island last Photo submitted Sunday evening. Environment Canada issued a rain and wind warning for Sunday night, After a long career spent at the Campbell River RCMP Detachment, Cst. S. (Safety) Bear, warning of winds up to 100 km/hr and retired from active duty. On hand at his retirement function were representatives from heavy rains bringing up to 30 mm of the Campbell River Kinsmen Club who were responsible for bringing the detachment’s precipitation throughout the region. new safety advocate, Cpl. Monty S. (Safety) Bear, to Campbell River. The Campbell River The strongest winds were recorded RCMP would like to thank the Campbell River Kinsmen Club for their generous donation. at 105 km/h in the middle of the In the photo from left are Cst. Krista Wallis, Kinsman Don Larsen, Cpl. Monty S. Bear, Georgia Strait. Cst. S. Bear, Kinsman Rob Harris and Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard. At 8:30 p.m. Sunday the BC Hydro power outage list reported 18,171 16th homes or businesses without power on

Vancouver Island, and by noon Monday that had been reduced to 513 yet to be restored. The wind gusts caused cancellation of several BC Ferry runs between Vancouver Island, Powell River and Tsawwassen but the ferry corporation added a number of additional sailings for Monday morning. At 6 a.m., there was a two-sailing wait for vehicles for departures from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and a onesailing wait in the other direction.


Community forest agreement

The Province is enhancing economic opportunities and forest stewardship on Cortes Island by granting a local group a community forest agreement, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced Monday. The agreement was granted to the Cortes Forestry

General Partnership, made up of the Klahoose First Nation and the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative, and covers a 3,775.5-hectare area on Cortes Island. Under the agreement, the partners can harvest up to 13,600 cubic metres of timber a year. A community forest is a

forestry operation managed by a local government, community group or First Nation for the benefit of the entire community. Community forest agreements are long-term, areabased tenures designed to encourage community involvement in, and management of, local forests.


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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

$2,460 HELPS ‘DRIVE’ INCLUSION The second “Drive 4UR Community/School Program, Driven By (Steve Marshall) Ford” took place on Aug. 10, and for every test drive that took place, Ford made a donation of $20 to the fund. The fund targets charitable organizations, groups, teams and worthwhile community causes that are often underfunded. The Campbell River and District Association for Community Living teamed up with Steve Marshall Ford for the community event this year, and their band, “Inclusion” will use the donation to support their travel and performances at local school assemblies. In the photo are, back from left, SMF’s Karl Ebdrup, Benjamin Coyle, Shawn Edwards, Henry (Ford) Albrecht at the CRSCL’s Greg Hill. Front row from left are “Inclusion” performers John Hollywood, Andrew Wilkes, Dwayne Bryant and Justin Fong. Photo by Sian Thomson

Stewardship award winners The City of Campbell River handed out its 12th annual Stewardship Awards Sunday at the Haig-Brown festival. This year’s recipients are:

NORTH ISLAND HOSPITALS PROJECT COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION Island Health (the Vancouver Island Health Authority) is hosting another community information session for the North Island Hospitals Project. This meeting will include information about the ongoing site preparation work making way for the new $266 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospital at the existing hospital site. We invite you to attend this information session to find out more about how the North Island Hospitals Project will support you and your family’s health care needs when these new state-of-the-art acute care facilities open in 2017. The event takes place as follows: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thunderbird Hall 1420 Weiwaikum Road Campbell River, BC The meeting will start with a presentation, followed by a questionand-answer session. Island Health and the North Island Hospitals Project team will be on hand to answer questions and gather input. The North Island Hospitals Project would like to thank the Wei Wai Kum First Nation for the use of Thunderbird Hall for this important public meeting. For more information on the North Island Hospitals Project visit the Island Health website at:

Air Quality/Alternative Transportation: •Clean Sweep Chimneys (Air Quality) Clean Sweep Chimneys was chosen this year for their twoyear commitment to the City of Campbell River provincial woodstove exchange program to deliver Burn It Smart programming. Their volunteer participation has included radio interviews, presenting evening workshops and making home visits as part of the City’s Master Burner program. Pesticide Free/Urban Agriculture •Chelsea Holley (Laughing Willow Community Garden) Chelsea Holley is the recipient for her four years of commitment as the coordinator of the Laughing Willow Community Garden and she was also nominated in this category last year. Holley was instrumental from the beginning, developing the concept

and liaising with the many community partners including Greenways Land Trust and the City. Her ability to work with new gardeners, trouble shoot arising issues and bring about positive outcomes is a tribute to her character and a benefit to the community.

Water/Energy Conservation: •Loeb Family (Energy Challenge) The Loeb family (Jeremy, Jennifer, Gideon, Hannah and Daniel) are this year’s recipients receiving two nominations; individual family members (Jerry and Gideon) were also nominated in other categories. The Loebs enthusiastically participated in the 30-day City Energy Challenge reducing their energy consumption by over 50% from week one to week four of the competition. They also organized a lights out event at their workplaces and created a very impressive bike powered blender. While impressive, their low impact accomplishments have a long history and it is worth noting they have been living car free for over a year. They’ve taken canoes camping by bike and grocery shop by bike. Gideon and father Jerry have

logged 2,700 km each to school over 900 days (and counting).

Habitat Protection/Creation: •Clay Carlson Clay Carlson has recently retired from his teaching position at Timberline School. He was nominated both last year and this year for his work to create a Stewardship Day experience at the school with speakers, films, activities and field trips where students get hands on experience with experts and stewardship groups. This is no small undertaking considering the number of teachers, students and outside participants. The success of the annual event, now three years strong, is a reflection of his stewardship ethic and building a community conservation ethic is no small feat in today’s culture of consumerism and focus on the individual. Waste Reduction: •Kathleen Sharpe and Bud Logan. Bud and Kathleen received multiple nominations this year for their efforts to address illegal dumping in our community, in our backyards, recreational areas, green spaces and parks. In June 2013 the group cleaned a section of Duncan Bay Logging Road removing 21 tonnes of garbage from the roadside, down the banks and along Kingfisher Creek. Future sites for clean up are being explored as well as ongoing media coverage and exposure of polluters, and the identification of dumping sites. Currently about 20 to 25 volunteers participate in these efforts.


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Youth Special Recognition: •Ecole Phoenix Grade 6/7, teacher Dionne Lapointe-Bakota. The Ecole Phoenix Grade 6/7 class under the leadership

of Dionne has been studying shoreline /river ecosystems as part of their curriculum. For an action project, they adopted a local beach in front of the Maritime Heritage Centre taking note of the many plants and animals. They also hosted a booth at this year’s Ocean’s Day in June, completed a shoreline cleanup and they’ve contacted Greenways Land Trust to host their own broom bash. There is nothing as valuable as paying attention to the community green spaces that are literally on our door step. Dionne inspires Quadra Island naturalists through her contribution to the Junior Naturalists program. Environmental Excellence: •Leona Adams. In addition to her plaque, Leona’s name will be added to the larger plaque that hangs in City Hall recognizing outstanding environmental achievement. One of her nominators noted Leona’s number of years of service as “decades” and the span of activities she is involved in is inspiring. Leona’s is the president of the Campbell River Environmental Committee. In this role she tackles very complex and technical water quality reports in order to protect the Quinsam Watershed. She has coordinated the Campbell River shoreline clean-up with other partners, participated in broom bashes for years and attends many city-led meetings seeking community input on everything from OCPs to storm water planning and development applications. For the past year, Leona is also leading the charge to address the extensive habitat damage caused by non-migratory, non-native Canada Geese in the Campbell River estuary. Another one of her nominators described Leona as not only talking about protection but also taking action. She is passionate and no detail is too small to escape her vigilant eye. — from speaking notes by Stacey Larsen the community stewardship advisor with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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Campbell River Courier-Islander

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013


The only refuge is in humility, an utterly convinced, completely self-effacing humility before the complexity of truth and the even greater complexity of human nature, in the solemn certainty that complete impartiality and complete honesty are beyond the power of man, no matter how he may strain for them. In this there is a measure of help towards the proper balance of head and heart and law that yields a fair decision. - Roderick Haig-Brown

Our View Warriors of a different kind There weren’t any suits and ties at these award ceremonies. No fancy dresses. None of the glitzy stuff you would see at other such events. There was wind and rain and falling leaves. Most people wore rubber boots of some kind or another. There were toques, hats, red cheeks and some running noses. There were a few chairs arranged around a tent. But the awards, the annual stewardship awards given out by the City of Campbell River now for 12 years, are no less important than other award ceremonies. In fact, given the state of the planet, these awards are probably even a bit more important. They recognized individuals, families and groups whose initiatives helped make Campbell River and the world a better place in which to live. They were handed out, fittingly, at the HaigBrown festival on the heritage property of probably British Columbia’s leading conservationist — Roderick Haig-Brown. And they were handed out in conjunction with World River’s Day and the mighty Campbell, not far away through the trees, provided a melodic backdrop to the ceremonies. As Haig-Brown once said, “You can’t win a conservation war, but you have to fight it.” Thank goodness, then, Campbell River is blessed with having such dedicated warriors. Previous poll question: Is there room for residential development on the 3.5 acre site? 50% said no, 38% said yes and 12% said if it doesn’t take up too much room. New poll: Are the Canucks going to make the playoffs? Vote at


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From our readers

Thank you river cleaners! Thank you to the Quinsam/Campbell River cleanup volunteers! BC Parks and the Campbell River Environmental Committee would like to extend a huge thank to all the volunteers who came out on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 22 and on Tuesday, Sept. 24 for the Quinsam/Campbell Rivers Cleanup. We filled a one and a half ton BC Parks

truck with garbage from the river banks and surrounding areas. Also thank you to Greenways Land Trust, Quality Foods, Flex Brothers and Sure Copy for their contributions. Leona Adams. President, CREC

The Fountain of Youth can be fleeting

For a few days on my summer vacation all I did was hang out with my daughter Neala and her two teenage friends Loren and Julia. Well, I didn’t really hang out. I was the only one with a driver’s licence. And a car. And I was the only one with a wallet. It was great. I took them swimming to various locations, took them for lunch once or twice, treated them to ice cream cones and basically sat on the sidelines while they did their thing. The only time they really noticed me was when it was time to go somewhere or time for a treat. Except on one occasion. Between swimming trips one day we were all in the living room. Neala and Julia on the computer, Loren on the ipad. I was relaxing in the corner of the living room with a book. Then from the computer my daughter beckoned, “Dad! This boxer looks just like you!” “It does Neil, come and look,” chirped in Julia. I expected to find a picture of George Foreman on the screen but instead there was a profile shot of a young boxer who obviously hadn’t spent as much time with Mr. Foreman’s amazing grill as I had. I looked and waited for the punch line. The girls obviously had something

up their sleeve. that when I stood up normal, it looked But, no, they went on to explain why like I was a little bit pregnant. this young fellow looked like me. I temI even did a few body builder poses pered the flattery with the fact that all and to my surprise there was some boxers, with head gear on and adjusted definition between flesh and muscle on tightly beneath the chin, look something my arms and chest. I quietly thanked all alike. that rowing in the Tyee Pool for that and I was willing to leave it at that, but then stepped sprightly out into the living my daughter decided to room, grabbed my book show her friends some and started reading again. pictures of me boxing I could barely concenwhen I was younger. They Neil Cameron trate. It was as if I had were, of course, in black tasted the Fountain of Youth and white. As I looked at and could only think what those pictures I noticed would happen if I started something about some of a regular workout again, the photos that seemed off. maybe hang the punching For instance there were bag in the garage, maybe shadowed areas on my get a rowing machine, stomach and my forearms maybe... and shoulders. Taking a “Oh my God!” Loren closer look, I realized they gasped from the other end were abs and biceps! of the couch. I looked up to see what the As the girls put the photos away and matter was and it appeared, for some reawent back to doing whatever they were son, to be me. I had remembered to put doing I snuck into the bathroom, closed my shirt on so it wasn’t that. the door and, yes, took my shirt off. At least Loren had a smile on her Those ‘shadows’ seemed to have disap- face and she was pointing at the book in peared it seems. But if I crunched over my lap. hard like a woman giving birth, there was “What?” I asked. some vestige of a sixteen pack on my “You have a picture of yourself on stomach. Of course the only problem was your bookmark!” she said.

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“I do not,” I said. “Yes you do!” she said, “it looks just like you.” I could feel reality setting in, so I closed the book, making sure the book mark was almost fully hidden. Loren insisted I let her see it. And then the other two got in on it and said they wanted to see the bookmark. I refused at first but eventually gave in and showed them the bookmark. “It is you!” cried Loren gleefully. “It is not!” I said. “It sure looks like you Neil,” added Julia. “It does not!” I said. “Um, Dad, it does sort of look like you,” said my daughter. I closed the book quietly and set it down. I went to the closet, pulled out an old toque, put it on, went into the bathroom and looked in the mirror. The bookmark, actually, is one that commemorates the 40th anniversary of The Beachcombers. The CBC show stopped filming in 1991, before any of the three snots in the living room were born. And looking back at me from the mirror was, like the girls said, the guy on the bookmark. It was Relic.

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Campbell River Heart Support Group: 7pm. CR Community Hall. New members welcome. For more info, call Ken at 250-923-3466. ����� Boxing: 6pm to 8pm. Eagles Hall. For more information call Mike at 250-287-9632 ����� Campbell River Parkinson Self Help Support Group: 1:30pm to 3pm. Room 201, Campbell River Baptist Church Hall. Newcomers are welcome. For info call Pat at 250-286-1354. ����� Wednesday Walkers: 8am to 9am. Shore Runners. Please bring your dogs and strollers. For more information contact Sylia at 250-286-1364 ����� 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 250923-1653 ����� Tai Chi: 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Black Creek Community Hall. Call 250-337-5190 �����

more information call 250-286-1161. ����� Midnight Shuttles - a guild of spinners and weaver: 7:30pm. Sybil Andrews Cottage. 2131 S. Island Hwy, Campbell River. All interested welcome. Info. 250 923 3889.

THURSDAY OCT. 3 Al-Anon: 1pm and 7:30pm. 7th Day Adventist Church. 300 Thulin St. Anonymous 12-step programme for friends and families of alcoholics. For more info call Barb at 250-923-5537 or Judy at 250-923-1653 ����� Baby Time: 10am to 11:30am. CR Community Centre. For more information call 250-286-1161 ����� CR Camera Club: 7pm. Sybil Andrews Cottage. For info call Grant Jones 250-923-7492 ����� Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver’s support group: 7pm to 8:30pm. Meets the first Thursday of the month. Mitlenatch Room - Campbell River Hospital. For information contact Alzheimer Society of BC, Jane Hope 1-800-462-2833 �����



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950 Heroit Bay Road • 250-285-2811 • • WANT TO MAKE YOUR EVENT OUR FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK FOR ONLY $25? CALL 250-287-7464 to find out how. Therapeutic Relaxation Skills: A free drop-in group class for persons struggling with illness, grief or for caregivers. Every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at the Campbell River Hospice office, #104, 301 Dogwood St. Call 286-1121 for more info. ����� Running: 5:30pm to 6:30 pm. Shore Runners. Call 250-286-1364 ����� Toastmasters International, Come and join us on Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Campbell River Community Centre. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Chris 250-923-4162, ����� BNI Discovery professional marketing organization specializing in wordof-mouth referrals, meets every Wednesday 7am to 8:30 am at the Enterprise Centre. 250-204-2833 Visitors welcome. ����� Diabetic Drop-in: 3pm to 4pm. CR Hospital. Sunshine Wellness Centre. For

Career Fair – Sanjel: 2pm to 8pm. Best Western Campbell River. Looking for oilfield operators, HD mechanics, electronic techs. For more info call 1-800-9SANJEL. ����� 16th Annual Travel Fair: 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Maritime Heritage Centre. Brought to you by Island Fever Travel and Cruise. For more information call 250-287-3221.

FRIDAY OCT. 4 CR Fish and Wildlife Association indoor archery range: 6:30pm to 8pm. See Monday for more information. ����� CR Legion Fun Night: 5:30pm. Karaoke, free Bingo. Also meat and paddle draw. 250-286-6831 ����� GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS. Is gambling no longer fun? Is gambling taking over your life? Is gambling taking away so much from your life? Fridays 7-9 pm, St. Patrick’s Church, 34

S. Alder Street, Campbell River. When you’re ready, we’re here. ����� Campbell River Storm Jr B Hockey: 7:30pm. Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Visitors are the Comox Valley Glacier Kings ����� Strathcona Park Public Advisory Committee meeting: 6pm to 9pm. Filberg Centre – Evergreen Lounge. 411 Anderton Ave. Courtenay. For more information contact Andy Smith at 250-337-2405

Taoist Tai Chi: New Daytime Class! 10am to noon. Sportsplex. Registration and First Class. or 250-286-9768 for more info. ����� Crib: 6:30pm registration; 7pm game. CR Legion. For more information call 250-286-6831. �����

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Already BC Hydro has created 100 jobs By Neil Cameron Campbell River Courier-Islander

modation issues for the John Hart project; that will all be done by the contractor and their subcontractors,” said Watson. “We have been showcasing local and regional businesses to the bidding John Hart teams since last summer and plan to hold a business open house later this year or potentially in early 2014 — the timing will be up to the contractor.” Watson says BC Hydro is one of the major sponsors for the upcoming Campbell River Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Oct. 22. He will be one of the participants on the construction and projects panel to talk about preparation and things like a skilled workforce. The Expo is designed as a business to business event. “I can’t say enough about our relationship with the Chamber and the development of things like the Major Projects Web Portal, and through that, details and updates on the John Hart project and the new field office building that are easily Photo courtesy BC Hydro accessible,” adds Watson. An aerial view of the new BC Hydro offices being built at the Quinsam Crossing site. “These projects first and foremost will allow BC Hydro to contractor. We will then be working with simply call it the John Hart Dam project, but respond to emergency situations like major the eventual contractor to quickly clarify we really aren’t doing anything to the dam wind storm events and be able to run an ideal their construction plan and the outlay of jobs — it’s all downstream of it.” emergency operations centre, to having a over about five years. The average is about BC Hydro says it has been working with generating station and water passage system 400 per year but the project jobs will evolve the Chamber of Commerce and other busifrom the dam that is reliable, seismically from tunnelling work and generating station ness leaders to help prepare the community. robust, and protects downstream fish habitat. foundation excavation, to building the generHe also says he gets a handful of calls per ating station and water bypass facility, to the day from people looking for work, to offering BC Hydro and the Campbell River community will be well positioned.” commissioning process. These jobs, some of accommodation. them very unique, will transform over time. “A key message is BC Hydro will not “Perhaps out of convenience most people be doing the hiring or considering accom-

Even before they have named the main contractor for the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, BC Hydro has been generating a lot of economic activity in Campbell River. And that has led to the direct creation of about 100 jobs, says BC Hydro spokesperson, Stephen Watson. “I know how eager the community is, and so is BC Hydro, for the upcoming John Hart project construction,” says BC Hydro spokesperson, Stephen Watson. “What may not be well known is there’s quite a bit of work going on right now. We have the early site preparation works at John Hart, the temporary John Hart office space refurbishments going on at Campbell River Common, and the new field office building for our power line side of the business at Quinsam Crossing. Added up that’s about 100 construction jobs related to BC Hydro initiatives for contractors, many of whom are local.” BC Hydro says the average of about 60 jobs at Quinsam Crossing will continue through early 2015, while the approximate 40 or so for the John Hart works will slow down into the fall as projects are completed. BC Hydro plans to announce the preferred general contractor for the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project Replacement later this fall and conclude with the award signing by the end of the year. “We received the final technical and financial submissions from the competing teams in early September,” says Watson. “When we complete our detailed review BC Hydro will publicly announce the preferred

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Beautifully kept 2 bedroom plus a den ocean view condo with an added bonus of a sunroom. Open concept for the main living areas, granite counters in the kitchen and the sunroom opens off both the master bedroom and the living room and provides access to the patio area. The spacious master has a full ensuite with double shower. Just steps to the Seawalk and the beach. 113-350 S. Island Hwy. #356729

291 ARIZONA DRIVE • $349,900

Under construction! Rancher with a bonus room. 1780 sq ft with 3 bedrooms , 2 full baths and a great room concept. Good street appeal with a covered veranda on the front and a covered deck in the back. There’s even an ocean view. 291 Arizona Drive #362155

NEW WITH A VIEW • $399,800

Wonderful family home under construction in Georgia Park. 2000 sqft on the main floor with a great room design opening onto a huge wrap around deck where you can enjoy the ocean views. 3 bedrooms on the main floor and room for more in the unfinished basement. 2742 Penfield Road #363316

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Seller will consider trades for this house, acreage and shop on 3.1 acres. House is 2 bedrooms and the shop is over 1500 square feet. Development would allow up to 31 units on the property. 775 Homewood Road #347982


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


Big open plan with kitchen, central island with eating bar and dining area are open to the family room and the living room. 1717 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and an awesome ensuite. 316 Serenity #358967


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A rare combination... a rancher with an ocean view! This new home features a great room design with a huge bonus room over the garage. Over 1,800 square feet of living space with 3 spacious bedrooms and two full baths. 979 Timberline #358751

LEGAL SUITE • $294,500

Build your equity with this home with a legal suite. Live up and rent out the basement and help cover your mortgage. 3 bedrooms up and 2 down. There’s a view too! 766 S. Alder #363055

4 BEDROOMS • $279,000

Great location for this 4 bedroom family home! It’s close to Willow Point Park with all levels of school nearby. The house suits all Buyers with family and living rooms plus a dining room and a nook off the kitchen. Large back deck and a fully fenced yard with RV parking. 1581 Penfield Road #362172

15 ACRES • $850,000

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

NEW LISTING 110-155 ERICKSON ROAD • $168,800

FAMILY ESTATE • $640,000

Plenty of room on this 2.3 acre property! Add a shop or even a second house. The current house is spacious with 3 bedrooms up, a large dining room – living room, kitchen and nook. The basement has a den and a one bedroom suite – ideal for older kids, granny or extra income! 3780 S. Island Hwy. #339128

Walk to Beach and Seawalk from this beautifully updated condo featuring an open plan with quality flooring, modern colors, in suite laundry, gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Ocean view from the spacious deck and stairs down to the yard. Must be 55+ to live in this complex. 110-155 Erickson Road

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Search continued for lost hikers in Strathcona Park

to end its search earlier in the evening. Ground and air search mustered at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Victoria’s rescue co-ordination centre had not been called to assist in the search. The hike is considered moderate to difficult in good weather. Both men are considered physically healthy, experienced hikers and were prepared to spend a night on the mountain, said police. They had a tent and provisions. The men were reportedly warned by parks staff about the impending storm. Mount Albert Edward is 2,093 metres high and is the sixth-highest peak on Vancouver Island. — Glacier News Service Penthouse Living!


This is a top floor middle unit in Silver Seas. With two beds, 2 baths and over 1300 sq. ft. of living space, vaulted ceilings and deluxe kitchen make this unit very special. Some of the upgrades include granite countertops, like new Whirlpool appliances and gorgeous carpets. This penthouse must be seen. $319,900. MLS 362800

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Fantastic 2529 sq. ft., basement home with lots of space. Has custom Oak cabinets throughout. There’s a nice deck off the kitchen to enjoy the ocean view with coffee and friends. There are 3 bedrooms up, master with ensuite. Skylight in the other full bath. Down has another bedroom with full bath and separate finished area for a home based business. Family room down offers more room and suite potential. Easily maintained yard. $304,900. MLS 362272

280 Garnet Road

ICET creates new niche with development of C3

A new type of corporation was born in B.C. this summer, and it strikes a balance between profit and social responsibility. Called a Community Contribution Company, or C3, the new business model satisfies a demand for socially-focused investment options. At their August board meeting, directors of the Island Coastal Economic Trust passed a motion that opens up ICET funding opportunities to C3s. “I applaud the Island Coastal Economic Trust for being the first to announce an amendment to their guidelines to support B.C.’s new blended business model,” said Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Don McRae. “A Community Contribution Company is a model that has never been available before in Canada so this move today is a positive step towards providing C3s with the support they need to grow and flourish.” The ICET Board of Directors say the C3 model is a great opportunity. “ICET exists to strengthen communities and

their economies through smart, focused investments,” said Board Chair Mayor Phil Kent. “C3s are a great match for this type of support, because they take a holistic look at what ‘economic development’ really means.” While job creation is always a key measure of economic strength, there are other important attributes of healthy, resilient communities. “For example, volunteerism is a crucial part of every community,” said Kent. “C3s can apply for-profit business principles to enterprises with a social good, and its that type of innovation that helps communities stay strong.” C3s will have to meet the same rigorous standards as all applicants when seeking funding partnership from ICET, Kent noted. To learn more about the C3 model, visit The Island Coastal Economic Trust is a $50 million endowment established in 2006 by the Government of British Columbia to help diversify the economies of central and northern Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

Campbell River witnessed continued growth, reporting a 55% increase in terms of unit sales year-over-year for the month of August according to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. Comox Valley unit sales were up 26%; Nanaimo sales spiked by 62%; Parksville/ Qualicum sales rose by 14%; Cowichan Valley saw a 31% increase, and Port Alberni/West Coast experienced the largest growth, jumping 80% from last year. “Although we have seen significant month-

over-month increases in both unit sales and average pricing in most of our markets this month, when looking at these numbers on a longer term basis, we are still seeing a gradual upward trend indicative of a more balanced and stable market,” said VIREB president, Gary Gray. “We are encouraged that we have continued to experience slow and steady growth since the second quarter, and anticipate that consumer confidence will continue to increase leading into next year,” he stated.

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Search and rescue crews were taking to the trails and skies again yesterday in a second day of hunting for two young Victoria men who failed to return home after hiking up Mount Albert Edward, a peak in Strathcona Park near Mount Washington. Two Victoria area men aged 22 and 31 failed to return to Victoria as expected Monday. One of the men is a student and new to Victoria, according to Comox Valley RCMP. Police have notified their families. The men began hiking Friday, according to police. “The [ground] search went well into the night before SAR decided to take a break until morning,” Comox RCMP Const. Nicole Hall said Tuesday. An RCMP helicopter had

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Great starter home in Port McNeill. Just $98,000 gets you 1320 sq ft plus a single garage on your own lot. Electrical has just been recertified. Your TLC is required, but worth the effort.

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$325,000 MLS# 346270

$112,500 See the sea from your ocean front condo in Willow Point. Walk the seawalk, on your way home, stop to pick up your groceries, grab a coffee or a meal, visit the doctor or dentist, and more. Comes with a garage, too! $289,900.

Building lots in Holly Hills are rare, and this one has an exceptional location - on the corner, with Elk Falls Park behind. Build your dream home today on .3 acres! $117,900.

Great revenue stream from this successful business. Where can you buy a business with the potential for an exceptionally long lease rate and the security that provides? Increased profits possible with a few changes. $275,000

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MLS# 361887


#45 – 2006 SIERRA DR.

MLS# 363086



Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013


ROYAL LEPAGE ADVANCE REALTY 972 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC

250-287-6917 #304-169 S Island Hwy.


OCEANFRONT CONDO in well established building. Enjoy this spectacular view from all rooms and big deck across the front. You can also utilize the beach front, beach house and BBQ area with your guests and family. This priced to sell at $274,900, so don’t miss out!

3081 Brent Road


SANDRA PARKES Success Through Service #409-350 S. Island Hwy.

#312 - 9 Adams Road

OCEANFRONT CONDO Deluxe condo with its own private setting, quiet area, ocean view & on the beach. As well, it has the best location in town! Within walking distance to neighbourhood shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, doctors, dental & fabulous beach front walk way. Priced at $329,900


Vaulted ceilings, top floor and 2 balconies are just a few of the many features of this semi waterfront high end condo. Open layout with great room style. 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms and den, whichever suits your life style. Ensuite features double walk in shower. This is an end unit, so it allows for more windows and 2nd view is green space. Loads of light and ocean morning sunrises or evening moon rise. One only owner and still like new! $234,0O0

79 Rockland Road

2579 Coho Road



This is a fabulous almost 1/2 ac property in a quiet rural area, but still close to town. Indoor or outdoor living at its best! The 1000 sq ft deck leads you to the private backyard that has been well planned with year round (Perennial) growths & blooms plus an 8 zone sprinkler system. Entertain family & friends in your great kitchen that opens up to dining room, living room and deck. 4/5 bedrooms allow for family, guests or even a B&B. There is also a built-in office. Property also offers: 2 driveways, garage, double carport, storage sheds, more storage, RV parking and updated septic system. 15 minutes to downtown, 2 minutes to river swimming hole, 2 minutes to Storries Beach, 5 minutes to Miracle Beach & 20 minutes to Mt Washington skiing. Make sure you add this to your “must see list”! Priced at $354,000

This is a high quality custom built home with a fabulous ocean view. Situated off the road with a panhandle driveway, lots of parking, double garage & gated RV Parking. Wide open grand tile entrance with beautiful stairs to main living area with loads of windows, brazilian hardwood floors, gas fireplace, open space with two areas for dining space and open to gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops & island. Walk in pantry, double ovens, gas range, cupboards galore and even a broom closet. Master bedroom offers spacious ensuite with double shower, soaker tub & his & her sinks and entrance. Ground level offers huge media room with theatre lighting in crown ceiling, 2 big bedrooms, full bathroom, oversize laundry/ freezer room with sink & fold out ironing board, wine room & storage. Basement has 2 bedroom family/nanny/guest suite with separate entrance. Lots to see and admire in this classic home.

Well maintained big rancher on 1/2 acre in quiet neighbourhood. This home has all generous size rooms with family favorites. Open kitchen, dining and family room with access to big deck, formal living room for quiet time, huge rec room that could be set up as a seperate private area for older family member or nanny. The back yard is totally fenced, big sundeck, patio with fire pit, garden shed, wood storage and lovely gardens. This home also has oversize garage with drive through to backyard, extra parking in driveway and RV parking. Close to downtown, shopping, bus route, golf and hiking trails. $349,000

438 Wayne Road

743 Nelson Road

621 Colwyn Street


$20,000 REDUCTION!

You will love this home in an area of great homes on big lots. Level entry basement home with 5 bedrooms (3 up & 2 down), 3 bathrooms, family room & rec room down, open kitchen with eating area plus formal dining room with so much more. The big deck overlooks the amazing private backyard that shows the gardeners love, arched bridge, waterfall, pond and beautiful gardens. The home has RV parking capability, fenced backyard, private hot tub under deck, all on over 1/3 of an acre Priced at $366,000

#215 - 155 Erickson

Build your dream home on this gorgeous ocean view lot. This is located on the exclusive, high end of Georgia Park subdivision. 78 x 111 will allow for rear access. Building plans available. $173,000

#407 - 2676 S. Island Hwy.

REDUCED Great 2 bedroom condo in a 55+ building in the heart of Willow Point. This condo offers an open design, new laminate flooring, BI pantry, full ensuite, gas fireplace, sliders off living room and door off master bedroom to the expansive balcony. You also have in unit laundry, secured entry, elevator, underground parking, storage unit and backs onto green space. Within walking distance of shopping, all amenities and waterfront, plus a peek-boo ocean view. This unit can be rented and pets are allowed. Priced at $159,900

Ocean view, modern, vaulted ceilings, condo. This 3 bedroom or 2 bedroom plus den looks south east, so you can watch sunrises and howl at the full moon. Doors from living area and master bedroom to good size protected balcony. Wood flooring in main living, heated tile in bathrooms and carpet in bedrooms. Open design and fabulous kitchen with granite counter tops. This is living at its best and within walking distance of shops and amenities. Priced at $279,900

OCEAN VIEW!! This home is comfy and cozy with a great ocean view, lane

access to separate garage & RV parking, wheelchair ramp, workshop in basement and nice big deck. Home has character and is in great shape. Dining room can be converted into 3rd bedroom, plus the home offers 2nd bedroom down with 2pc bathroom. Enclosed porch to protect you from winter weather and big deck to enjoy summers. Big picture window in living room and window in kitchen to enjoy the marine activity, sunrises and full moons. Great opportunity to get a good size lot in town with fabulous ocean view. Priced at only $224,900

110 S. Petersen 3 SEWER HOOK UPS

.91 Acre property in town! Live in current home while you build your new dream home. Property allows 2 dwellings plus. Home has built-in shops & loads of storage, 2 bedrooms and more. Only minutes from downtown, hospital, and all amenities. Backs onto Greta Road and is zoned RM2, plus already has 3 sewer hook ups and water lines on both roads. Priced to SELL $310,000




Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Gallery looking for artisans Singing program can soothe the soul

It’s fall at the Campbell River Art Gallery and that means it’s time to start thinking about the annual Christmas Market. The CR Art Gallery is seeking artisans who would like to

display their work in the annual Christmas Market, taking place this year from Nov. 7 to Dec. 24. For six weeks, the Gallery’s entire exhibition space is transformed into a holiday shopping extravaganza, featuring unique handmade crafts and art created by local artisans. Everything from pottery to textiles to woodFurnaces, Stoves, Dryers, work, soap and fine jewelry is featured. The pieces sell on Heaters, Hot Water a consignment basis and the Tanks, Fireplaces Christmas Market, sponsored ENERGY EFFICIENT by Chan, Nowosad Boates, PHONE 250-286-0718 Chartered Accountants, is a major fundraiser for Gallery exhibitions and programs. “THE GAS EXPERTS” 151 DOGWOOD All displays, inventory

control, sales and promotion are taken care of by Gallery staff and volunteers in order to provide an uncomplicated, easy opportunity for artisans to sell their work. Artist demonstrations, which are an excellent way to promote an artisan’s work, are also scheduled for those who would like to demonstrate their craft. Entry into the Market is juried and entry forms are available at the Gallery, which is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15. Phone 250-2872261 or email for more information.


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Music soothes the soul and makes everyone smile! Singing for Fun was originally designed as a music therapy program for our specialized recreation programs and it quickly became apparent that music knows no boundaries and is truly therapeutic for all ages, stages and abilities. Join the group on Wednesdays or Fridays at the Community Centre Lounge, 10 to 11a.m. every week. Sing along with Jim Chisholm on the guitar to oldies, fun songs and familiar tunes — everything from

Beatles to Queen, and traditional folk music like “I Love to Go AWandering”. The Friday session is new thanks to the generous support of the Campbell River Arts Council. You are asked that you choose to come either Friday or Wednesday to enable more opportunities for others to participate. It’s only $2 to drop in either day. Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions email or give them a call at (250) 286-1161.



New Price


3935 Appian Way Imagine awakening to the peaceful sounds of the ocean rolling onto the beach at your 0.40 acre walk-on waterfront rancher with studio/office upstairs. Boasts entertaining kitchen with island, lots of cabinets, eating nook, bay window, spacious comfortable living room, 3 bedrooms and lots of skylights to brighten your day. $649,900

736 Nancy Green NEW LISTING

Solid, well cared, for 3 bed, 2 bath rancher with partial ocean view. Close to all amenities, schools, entertainment and on bus route. Lots of mature landscaping and privacy on a nice quiet street. Call Dean for your personal tour today. $259,900

140 Maryland Road

4718 Wimbledon Road

This rural rancher offers 3 bedrooms, 1358 sq.ft, AND .44 of an acre, all for $170,000. MLS 363140


286 Arizona Drive


#6-5100 Duncan Bay Road #409-282 Birch

This beautiful new 2050 sq. ft., ocean view, 4 bed, 3 bath, main level entry, walk out basement, family home has it all. Come see for yourself today!

All The Bells And Whistles! Located in an awesome area of fine new homes, this well built, 1400 sq. ft. offering will include attractive features, such as, a nice front porch, heat pump, sprinkler system, fully fenced and a 22’x24’ detached garage/man cave. $308,000

275 Arizona Drive NEW LISTING

Tasty Updates are yours to enjoy with this 3 bedroom plus den home in Blue Spruce Mobile Home Park, offering a community BBQ area, lots of parking, plus a nice SHOP. Clean and tidy and ready to go! $39,900


This 10 year young, 2887 sq.ft., 3 bed, plus den, 3 bath home is big, beautiful, in a wonderful area of fine homes and looking for a new family to pamper. $469,000 MLS 360942




Top Floor Condo. This 2 bedroom, top floor condo offers some ocean views, is located close to schools, the hospital, numerous amenities and it is on the bus route. All this for only $103,000... Why rent when it is cheaper to own?

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An Independently Owned & Operated Corporation

250-204-2639 502 McLean Street

Panoramic Ocean and Mountain View Panoramic ocean and mountain view. Enjoy the best of both worlds in this 3,200 sq. ft., 2 storey, 5 bdrm, 3 bath home. Custom-built to take advantage of the view from main living areas. Oversized double garage has 11’ ceilings, 220 power and cemented and heated crawl space. MLS#359155

4037 Appian Way

158 ft. Level Walk On Waterfront



Ranch style home offering unobstructed ocean view from the main living areas of this unique tiled roof rancher. Spacious tiled entry, Brazilian maple floors in hallway, lvgrm, formal dinrm, and famrm w/fireplace with access to a large deck. Home offers open & functional floor plan, 2baths, 3bdrms, office has B/I bookcase & bonus room. Kitchen has plenty of quality cabinets, granite counter/backsplash & strategically situated eating nook to enjoy endless marine traffic. Generous master bedroom has w/in closet. jet tub, & corner shower. Landscaped & private .37 lot w/ sprinkler system & security lighting. The oceanfront backyard has water, power, BBQ area. Heated double garage w/220 power. Located in Oyster River north area. 15 minutes to Courtenay or Campbell River. MLS#345083

ce LOT 1 Paul Road New Pri Just imagine...your dream home on a quiet and peaceful rural community.



Great opportunity to build a dream on a small acreage. Situated to the south of Campbell River only a short 15 minute commute. Approximately a 20 minute drive to Courtenay and less than 1 hour from Mount Washington ski area and in close proximity to the Oyster River and its many swimming holes, endless recreation possibilities, rivers, parks, fishing, skiing and more! If you are considering a family, or retirement estate that offers access to the best recreation on the Island, this property must be seen. MLS#348799

New Price




Laurelwood Estates

A great opportunity to own this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at a reasonable price! Main level has kitchen, laundry, 2 piece bath, combined dining & living room has private garden views and door to private patio. You will find 3 bedrooms on the upper level facing the gardens and a 4 piece bathroom. Situated within walking distance to all amenities. Strata fees are very reasonable, children and pets welcome.

New Price


21-722 Robron Road

270 Ambleside Drive Sayward, BC

Well priced. This 1700 sq. ft. home has 3 bdrms, 2 baths. Living and dining room have hardwood flooring. Fenced and landscaped back yard. MLS#357571

Buying A Home That Needs Improvements? Are you buying a home that needs some upgrading? Or maybe you are interested in a home, but cannot afford the extra money needed to do the improvements it requires. If that is the case, then the Purchase Plus Improvements program may be the solution you need. This program allows you to make your home the way you want it through allowable improvements, immediately after taking possession. The great thing about this program is that it allows you

to do what you want now with as little as 5% down payment based on the as-improved value. This way you are adding value to your home now while taking advantage of low interest rates and one payment. The improvements you can do are endless as long as you are adding value to the property. Some examples include new bathrooms, flooring, windows, kitchens, electrical, plumbing, and paint. You will need to list the improvements you want to do and then get quotes for

the costs of the upgrades from a contractor or cost of the materials if you are doing the work yourself. One thing to understand is that you may have to pay the costs up front especially if you do them yourself. Sometimes contractors will do the work knowing you have funds available to pay them when the work is done. Once the work is completed, an appraiser will inspect the property before the extra funds can be released from the solicitor.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013





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1069 Cordero Crescent

1013 Cordero Crescent BONUS


1073 Cordero Crescent

Open floor plan with high ceilings invite you into this 3 bedroom/2 bathroom near new rancher on a sunny level lot. The foyer offers an immediate view of the living room with a gorgeous rock fireplace. Kitchen has large island and pantry for lots of storage. Master with walk-in closet and ensuite. Home comes with an economical heat pump and loads of rv parking or additional parking. Situated on a large level lot backing onto the walking trails. Close to all amenities and best of all no GST! $329,900

A covered walkway that will shelter visitors and family members alike is one of the thoughtful touches that sets this three - bedroom plus bonus room family home apart from the ordinary. Bonus room, great for office or theatre, boasting it’s own 2 piece bathroom and a separate closet. Another quality KLP construction home in Discovery Plateau backing onto parkland. Quality finishings include hardwood floors, 9 foot ceilings. Kitchen has a tastefully designed center island and tons of cupboard space. Energy efficient heat pump, and gorgeous stone fireplace to compliment the open floor design. Campbell River’s most sought after subdivision Discovery Plateau is close to all levels of schooling, shopping, walking trails in the Beaver Lodge Lands, and the ever incredible ocean seawalk. $349,900

LARGE RANCHER Situated on a large level lot, this large 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom plus a den is 1693 sqft, 9 foot ceilings throughout featuring hardwood flooring, tiled kitchen and baths, quality maple shaker cabinetry, heat pump, forced air electric furnace and loads of RV parking if desired. Close to all amenities, walking trails, and in desirable Willow Point. Built in 2012 and no GST! $339,900

1029 Cordero Crescent

982 Cordero Crescent

995 Cordero Crescent

This wonderful design begins with the wraparound porch. The island kitchen, with a boxed window over the sink, is adjacent to a large bay - windowed dinette. The great room includes many windows and a fireplace. Upstairs, the large master suite contains his and hers walk-in closets, corner windows, and a bath area featuring separate shower a double vanity and tub. Two pleasant secondary bedrooms have interesting angles, and a third bedroom in the front features a volume ceiling and an arched window. Of course located in Campbell River’s sunniest location, “Discovery Plateau” and “Living The Dream “. KLP Construction has done it again! (Plans may vary at builder’s discretion)Picture is similar, double garage only. $349,900

Surrounded by Parkland and under construction, this almost 1800 square foot, 3 bedroom, 3 bath Rancher with a bonus room is a perfect fit for all. Open concept main level living, quality finishing throughout and situated in Campbell River’s desirable Discovery Plateau. Tons of room for the RV. Bonus room great for theatre, gym, or even a craft room-has two piece ensuite and closet for all your needs. December Completion, act now and make it yours! $329,800

Backing onto Willow Creek and treed parkland lives this ranch style! 3 bedrooms plus a den (or 4 bedrooms), 3 baths, master with ensuite and walk-in closet on main. Inside, the foyer and display shelf offers a place to provide a welcoming note of greenery or perhaps some objects d’art. Great room offers an indoor-outdoor see-thru gas fireplace backing onto the fully covered rear patio. Soaring vaulted ceiling in the great room. Large bright kitchen boasting a grand island and an over-abundance of cupboard space. Separate “Media” room/bedroom for that get away and relax feeling. RV parking and situated close to all amenities including walking trails, shopping, schools, hospital and more. Plans may change at builder’s discretion. Under construction, expected completion October 2013. Pick your colors and make it yours now! $349,900




999 Cordero Crescent PARKLAND, PRIVATE AND NEW

Fantastic raised entrance opens up a full view of the home. Living room is enhanced by a large feature window. Grand open floor plan with vaulted and 9 foot ceilings, grand open design with spacious kitchen, island with eating bar, and maple shaker cabinets. Master bedroom has spacious walk-in closet with large ensuite. Living roam has gorgeous rock fireplace. Large covered rear deck. and RV parking, walking trails out your back yard with all amenities close by makes this a real gem! $329,900

1037 Cordero Crescent GRAND RANCHER

Another quality rancher built by KLP Construction. Situated on a large private lot, this large rancher style home has 3 bedrooms plus a den. Almost 1700 square feet, 9 foot ceilings, kitchen features quality maple shaker cabinetry, large island and loads of space. Forced air electric furnace, heat pump, Stunning Hardwood and tile, and lots of room for the RV and toys. Situated in sunny Discovery Plateau,close to all amenities, walking trails, and in desirable Willow Point - There’s definitely quality and value here. (Plans may vary at builder’s discretion). $339,900



1025 Cordero Crescent


Attractive architectural details adorn this beautiful design with timeless curb appeal for lasting value. Careful interior planning yields little wasted space. Main level living and bedrooms up. Featuring a drop area off the garage collects dirt and clutter before it enters the home. Backing onto protected parkland, this KLP masterpiece has it all. Campbell River’s most sought out, sunniest subdivision, “Discovery Plateau” where amenities, walking trails are right at your doorstep. Plans may vary at builders discretion, measurements are approximate. $349,900


You will be the envy with this awe-inspired, breathtaking riverfront. Bright, sunny and renovated with the utmost in taste and design. First growth fir flooring, masterful chef’s kitchen, loads of RV parking, peaceful and serene. Situated on more than 1/2 acre, and 5 whole minutes to downtown. Amazing and a must see to believe. Call Cliff star and have a tour of your piece of paradise. $489,900

2285 Steelhead Road


1077 Cordero Cresent

This newer open concept rancher will appeal to anyone who values attention to detail. You will be impressed by the golden glow of the hardwood floors, the shaker kitchen cabinets, the light streaming through the oversized windows, the generously sized bedrooms and exterior designer details. You will also enjoy the benefits of a high end, quality, quiet heat pump & heating system, low energy bills, wide hallways, intelligent layout, RV parking, 23’ deep garage and 4’6” crawl space height. $339,900


1090 Cordero Cresent

Absolutely meticulous quality is an understatement. McInnes and Sons construction brings you this stunning rancher boasting all the bells and whistles. 3 bedroom, or 2 bedroom and a den. Enter through the covered entry into 9 foot ceilings, wheelchair accessible, rich hardwood flooring, tiled kitchen and baths, and gorgeous cabinetry. Large master bedroom with walk in closet and ensuite. Warm Gas fireplace, covered rear patio and tons of room for the RV. Backed by new home warranty. Choose your colors now and be in before Christmas. $312,900



2861 Denman

Stunning “High End “, walk out basement executive home with no expense spared. Some of the features are ICF foundation, Carrier Infinity Heat Pump, Napoleon Gas Fireplace and furnace, central vac with kick in kitchen and garage kit. 9 foot ceilings up, 9 1/2 foot ceilings down, Custom cabinetry with island, walk-in pantry, and custom polished concrete countertop and industrial garburator. Ensuite has 2 person soaker tub, glass shower 2 sinks, walk-in closet, slate flooring & more. Slate tile in entrance & exotic Kempas hardwood in kitchen and great room. Separate detached 24 x 24 shop fully loaded and drive right in through the oversized shop doors, a must see! Backs onto protected parkland in the heart of Willow Point’s Georgia Park. $479,900



Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Local FEATURE BUSINESS Cleaning and maintaining carpeted floors Much like paint, carpeting can quickly transform the look of a room. Carpeting can be a durable flooring material, but it will need upkeep to look its best.

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Carpeting that will be in high-traffic areas, such as halls and entryways, may require the most TLC. Routine vacuuming is necessary to dislodge dust and dirt particles. But at some point a more thorough cleaning may be necessary. Vacuuming Frequent vacuuming will prolong the life of the carpet by preventing a buildup of particles inside of the carpet fiber that can eventually cause friction and sever carpet fibers. Use of a crevice tool and other attachments can enable cleaning in the corners where the carpet meets baseboards and moldings. When vacuuming larger rooms, divide the room into separate areas and tackle each area separately before moving on to another portion of the room. Take time when vacuuming carpet. Plush carpets will trap dirt more easily than a thinner or less dense carpet, so more passes of the vacuum might be necessary. Overlap strokes in a crisscross pattern to get at dirt at different angles. Pet hair and vacuumed particles of food can create odor inside of the vacuum bag. Therefore, think about adding baking soda or an odor-relieving product designed to be used when vacuuming. Treating spills Spills are one thing that homeowners in carpeted homes may fear. If not addressed quickly, liquid or food may permanently damage a carpet. It is adviseable to manage a spill as soon as it happens to reduce the liklihood that it will contribute to a permanent stain. Carefully blot up the spill until much of the offending item is removed before adding any type of cleaning agent. Test the cleaning product in an inconspicuous area prior to using it on the spill to ensure it will not damage or discolor the carpet. Work from the outside of the stain and move inward to keep the stain from spreading outward. Use a plush, white towel to blot up any remaining moisture and spill. The towel also will help to fluff up the pile of the carpet. Remove shoes Dirt and germs can be tracked into the house on the bottom of shoes. Eventually this material can be deposited on carpets, which then becomes lodged inside the fibers. To reduce the amount of dirt tracked in, make it a rule to take off shoes upon entering the house. If pets are the culprits of tracked-in dirt, keep a towel by the door and wipe the animal’s paws before allowing it to roam through the house. Steam clean to refresh If you don’t already own a steam-cleaner, they can be rented for a fraction of the cost of buying one. Together with steam, a cleaning solution is usually part of the procedure. The steam and cleaning product will loosen and dissolve dirt and then the dirty remains will be sucked up into a receptacle to be emptied. Steam cleaning is one of the easiest methods of thoroughly cleaning carpeting and reviving it to look as good as new. Many homeowners are quite surprised to see how much dirt can be removed from the carpet by using a steamcleaner. Intermittent use of a steam spot cleaner can help keep high-traffic areas of the home and stairs clean or treat a persistent stain that doesn’t respond to hand cleaning.







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Use area rugs There is a misconception that area rugs are used in lieu of carpeting, but both can be used together. An area rug may be placed near an entryway to catch dirt from shoes before it is tracked Addressing spills quickly can prevent elsewhere in the house. Area rugs can stains from soiling a carpet. be used under a dining table where the frequent pulling out and pushing in of chairs may wear down carpeting. Eliminate static Static electricity can plague people who live in homes with carpeting, especially during cool, dry weather. Placing a dryer sheet on the bottom of a dry sponge mop and then running it over the carpet can alleviate static. This will help prevent those annoying shocks or even damage to electronic equipment from static shocks. Carpeting is something that can make a statement in a home. When maintained, it can look beautiful for years to come.


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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013


Hospital foundation golf tourney a great success

Team Photos by Neil Cameron

Despite the rain and wind the annual Campbell River Hospital Foundation golf tournament was a success Saturday at Sequoia Springs Golf Course. A major announcement was made that Bailey Western Star was donating $25,000 to the golf tournament. In the photos are the winning women’s team (top) with Alana Caldwell of the CRHF, the men’s team winners, above, and the mixed team winners at top right. At right, Courier-Islander Publisher Pierre Pelletier tries his hand at birdying McDonald’s Birdie who greeted everyone in the tournament on hole number 4. Pelletier missed the birdie on this one, and the other 18 holes.

Photo courtesy Mary R.

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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Timberline takes gold at VIU Invitational The Timberline Senior Girls Volleyball Team won gold at the 36 team VIU Invitational on the weekend. The Wolves went through the draw, playing seven matches without dropping a single set. In round robin play, Timberline defeated Cowichan 25-9; 25-5, Nanaimo Christian 25-8;25-6 and Gulf Islands 25-7;25-7. After winning their pool, they advanced to the gold tier play-off round which featured the top 16 teams in the tournament. They met Belmont of Victoria in the first Photo submitted round and beat them two straight 25-18;25-14. The Timberline Senior Girls Volleyball Team front from left, Nicole Herbert, Sarah Chase, Megan Turko, Brooklyn Reesor, Nicole Herbert set the entire match and did a great Kaitlyn Herbert, Farryn Ellhorn and Ana Christensen. Back, from left, Shane Hyde (VIU Head Coach), Terry Philp (coach), job. Sarah Chase led the team in kills, followed by Megan Tommi Corder, Aryn Murray, Ray-Ann Caffery and Hayley Zumkeller Turko. In the quarter-final, they played St. Thomas Aquinas from Vancouver. This match was fast and featured some long rallies. Tommi Corder set this match and did a great job finding her hitters. Middles Farryn Elhorn, Ana Christensen and Kaitlyn Herbert were strong in the blocking department. Back-row specialist, Hayley Zumkeller, put on a serving clinic for the Wolves all weekend long. This result should keep the team at, or near, the top of the provincial AAA rankings this week. Sarah Chase was named tournament MVP, while Brooklyn Reesor received a first team all-star and Nicole Herbert was a second team all-star.




at Rod Brind’Amour Arena

Friday October 4th Puck Drops At 7:30 pm Tickets at the Door from 6:15pm


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• Adult $225 • Children (5-12) $160 • Seniors (60+) / Students (13-17) $180


Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013


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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

New Orford String Quartet to kick off Quadra series The Quadra Cultural Committee is proud to present The New Orford String Quartet as the first in their 2013-2014 concert series on Monday, Oct. 14, Thanksgiving Day at 2:30 p.m. at the Quadra Community Centre. Almost 50 years ago, the Orford String Quartet set out on its path to becoming one of Canada’s best known and most illustrious ensembles. After 26 years and more than 2000 concerts on six continents, the Orford String Quartet disbanded in 1991. Hailed for their “ravishingly beautiful tone” as well as their “extraordinary technical skills and musicianship” the members of the New Orford String Quartet are all principal players in the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. Violinists Jonathan Crow and Andrew Wan; violist, Eric Nowlin and cellist Brian Manker will be playing the early Beethoven Quartet in B-flat major, Opus 18 No.6;

Canadian R. Murray Schafer’s String Quartet No. 1; and Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51 No.2. The New Orford String Quartet debut CD of the final quartets of Schubert and Beethoven on Bridge Records received international acclaim; “one of the top CDs of 2011” (La Presse and CBC In Concert); JUNO Award nomination 2012, “a performance of true greatness and compelling intensity... stunning! (Audio Video Club of Atlanta); “flawless... a match made in heaven!” (Classical Music Sentinel); “a performance of rare intensity.” (Audiophile Audition); and “nothing short of electrifying... listen and weep.” (Toronto Star) The Quadra concert is part of an extensive 16 concert Western Canadian tour including performances in Edmonton, Calgary, White Rock and Victoria. Known as “… Canada’s top string quartet…they’ve taken our chamber music scene by storm….”. (CBC 2013). So pop your turkey in the oven, put Photo submitted

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The Tidemark Theatre begins its second season of the “Tidemark Lounge” on Thursday, Oct. 3. The “Tidemark Lounge” showcases local and emerging artists, and runs select Thursdays in the fall from 7 to 9 p.m. Last year the Tidemark Theatre Society began presenting artists in the lobby, and the series was so popular, the local non-profit decided to bring the series back for another year. Admission to the Tidemark Lounge is a suggested $10 donation at the door, and a 100% of the proceeds collected at the door go back to the artist. The Tidemark Theatre has donated the space and staffing costs for this event. This week the Tidemark Lounge will feature Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson, who shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics, and a magical way with melodies. A regular on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe, and winner of the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song Rail, Reid’s original recordings Staring Contest and The Unavoidable Truth features guests Sarah Harmer, Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Bob Eagan (Wilco, Blue Rodeo), John Sheard (Celine Dion, Dan Hill) and Anne Lindsay (Jim Cuddy Band, Blue Rodeo). “We are incredibly happy to support local and emerging artists in this way,” said a Tidemark press release. “We have donated the space and staffing costs for this event in order to provide local and emerging artists with a professional venue to perform, and we also wanted to create a space where we are cultivating arts and culture. “This is our way of giving back to the community.” Artists interested in performing in the Tidemark Lounge can submit their electronic press kits to tidemarklounge@ An updated schedule and artist biographies for the Tidemark Lounge can be found at www.tidemarktheatre. com <> .


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An example of the trash that people throw in wilderness areas. Inset is Bud Logan.

An App to track the trash There is some high technology you will want when you come across stuff people don’t want. TrashOut, an environmental project aiming to locate illegal dumps all around the world, is helping people and groups like Campbell River’s own Island Forest Stewards (aka Shame the Logging Road Dumpers) make an impact on the environment by offering free mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Users can snap and upload location-tagged photos of the waste and surroundings, indicate the size and type of the trash and write and share any additional details they think might be helpful. The data, using GPS, can be used by local authorities or environmental organizations to clean up the illegal waste, although users are invited to rally their friends to get rid of the trash themselves. Bud Logan of Island Forest Stewards said that this initiative becomes his eyes in the forest. “What I like about it is you can report a site and submit a photo and I can see if it is a hot spot, a growing pile, and put up a camera,” Logan said. “And if you are out of range at the time you see a dump, you can still put the information in there and once you are in a Wifi area it will register it.” Logan said there are already 160 sites registered that need to be cleaned up, including a half mile trail into the forest behind Home Depot. “There must be ten tonnes of garbage there, it’s on the map,” said Logan, whose group has picked up 70,000 pounds of garbage in the last three months and “only just touched” what’s there. Logan recalls being knee deep in 1,500 diapers recently, and removing a 45 gallon drum of diesel in King Fisher Creek. “Solvents, buckets of dog poo, plastics which

do not break down; plastics are 80 percent of what we pull out and are the biggest problem.” said Logan. The other problem is attitudes. “I have had death threats,” said Logan. “One person I know told me off and said you ruined it for me now ‘what am I supposed to do with my garbage?’ Another one I caught red handed dumping yard waste and made them re-load it into their truck or else I was going to report them and they would get the $2,000 fine.” The group, who just received two stewardship awards from the City of Campbell River, plans to turn to education this fall in their efforts to stop illegal dumping on the logging roads and in the forests of our community. “We are going to be speaking in schools, get kids to recognize how wrong this is and perhaps shame their parents if this is happening,” said Logan. “With the help of Elaine Campbell-Jansen (the compost diva) at the compost center on Dogwood and Gale Gayle Bates,

who knows so much about recycling, along with my team’s knowledge of illegal dumping, we will be able to create a program that could be used in the school systems along with a slightly revised version to be directed toward educating adults. This program will be offered for use by regional districts on Vancouver Island. I look forward to working with and along side these incredible people.” In the meantime, the group is thrilled with the new app as it will make for some consistent reporting, on scene, rather than people reporting to the police, the city, the Ministry of Forests, logging companies — making information difficult to organize, or just not reporting at all. “Give me 10 years and I will have this Island cleaned up,” said Logan. “This is my island.” For more information go to

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My brothers and I were recently engaged in a conversation about our childhood in which we all felt compelled to apologize for our youthful teasing and taunting of each other. What was interesting to me was that we all felt that in one way or another the teasing and striving with each other had made us more prepared to deal with life. One brother even expressed the worry that “we are so over-sensitized to emotionally abusive people these days that we are cultivating a whole generation of young people who are unable to handle any kind of threats to their fragile egos. When they are bullied they react in ways that are hugely disproportionate to the situation, i.e. suicides, mass shootings, etc.” Perhaps the teasing banter and rough and tumble play of childhood is preparation for life in a world that isn’t always sensitive to the fragile vagaries of our ego. It would be nice, albeit boring, if we lived in a world where everyone was always kind and deferential but until that ideal world arrives, perhaps we should let kids engage in the rough and tumble world of childhood in a way that will prepare them for the real world. Resolving conflict is an important skill that is best learned early in life. – Christopher Simon

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Some enjoyed the show, some were the show By Sian Thomson Campbell River Courier-Islander Some people were not themselves on Friday night at the Tidemark Theatre. Instead, they became Michael Buble, Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, PINK, Jeff Daniels, Tina Turner, Arnold Schwarzeneggar’s mother and the Queen of England. Those who decided to see the show rather than be the show were entertained by the hilarious hypnotist Wayne Lee, a former Campbell Riverite now working out of Edmonton. One of North America’s premier Corporate Presenters, Entertainers, and Peak Performance Experts, Lee is a veteran of thousands of successful shows and presentations, a published author, and mentor to professionals of all walks of life. As a former five-time Canadian amateur wrestling champion and classroom instructor, Wayne was invited to return to his former community by the Centre for Spiritual Living in celebration of their 10th anniversary in the community. “Our centre is dedicated to helping individuals discover the spiritual tools and an inner Power that has the ability to transform lives and make the world a better place,” said founder Jill Brocklehurst. “We offer a practical spiritual

Wayne Lee snaps a self portrait when his hypnotized subjects are told he is the most repulsive person they have ever seen in their entire lives. Shortly after that each subject enjoyed a very amorous slow dance on stage with Lee when he told them he was simply ravishing. Lee has been called Canada’s “crown prince” of hypnotism. To see him in action go to teaching that draws on the wisdom of the ages and New Thought

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It’s an art form that can set you free By Sian Thomson Campbell River Courier-Islander Barb Round’s journey has been as eclectic as she is. A registered nurse — turned community animator, turned community college instructor — lived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories for 25 years prior to settling in Campbell River seven years ago. “We literally chose Campbell River,” said Round. “My husband and I spent five summer vacations driving up and down the Island and just felt Campbell River was the place for us to settle. It was the right size, it had the right “feel”. In many coastal cities for instance, you can live there and never see the ocean unless you specifically make a trip to the beach. In Campbell River, we see the ocean every time we go anywhere.” But it was what she saw in Canmore, Alberta that started a journey for Barb that, in her words, “hit me like a Mack truck.” “I have been a quilter for over 40 years,” said Round. “I went with a friend to see a sewing machine I was thinking about buying. It turned out that the lady was a Certified Zentangle ® Teacher. I saw her work and that was it. I was gob-smacked. I stayed up all night and wrote a business plan and went to Rhode Island to take the training. I am a graduate of the official Zentangle training provided by the developers of Zentangle, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.” Rick Roberts lived for years as a monk, Maria Thomas is a lifelong artist and master calligrapher. Together they developed Zentangle to encourage creativity. So nurse turned teacher turned artistan reinvented herself as an “Eclectic Zentangle Quilter.” “I am not a trained or professional artist and never thought of myself as an artist,” she says. “However, despite that apparent handicap, I am excited to be able to produce artful creations through

Barb Round with two of her creations Zentangle. I absolutely love sharing this surprisingly easy-to-learn art form with others so that they may also find the artist within.” Round joins about 400 Certified Zentangle teachers in the United

States, 30-40 in Canada, and others all over the world including the Netherlands, Britain, India and South Africa. The easy-to-learn Zentangle method has helped millions achieve

Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. Repetitive, simple steps are part of the Zentangle method. These steps support relaxation, focus and inspiration. It can be a wonderful daily ritual, said Round. “The majority of my students are ladies nearing retirement age,” said Round. “ They are often looking for new ways to express themselves creatively, for something new to add to their scrapbooking, journaling, quilting or something new to share and enjoy with their grandchildren.” Round has taught five or six times at a senior’s residence in Ottawa where her mother lives, and has also taught for Amica Retirement Homes in Victoria. “My oldest student is 93,” said Round. “It is absolutely delightful to have ladies in their 80s or 90s come into class saying that they haven’t an artistic bone in their body, then watch them light up as they discover that they really can create interesting designs with Zentangle. “I love watching them get excited as they discover new creativity.” Round teaches a variety of Zentangle classes, including “ZIQ” (Zentangle Inspired Quilting) and is available for home-hosted Photo submitted classes, guild or other group Teacher classes, corporate events and speaking engagements. focus and inspiration by unleashing For upcoming classes and events the artist within. go to http://barbroundczt.weebly. The Zentangle Method is an com/classes--events.html or email easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun her at way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

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Campbell River woman invites everyone to her 70th to help ALS By Sian Thomson Campbell River Courier-Islander Carol Dwyer is inviting everyone in the community to her 70th birthday party. She doesn’t know if this will be her last celebration. Carol was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) earlier this year and the symptoms are slowly taking their toll. ALS is a rapidly progressive, neuromuscular disease. It attacks the motor neurons that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles in the body. When they fail to receive messages, the muscles lose strength, atrophy and die. ALS can strike anyone at anytime, regardless of age, gender, or ethnic origin. It does not affect the senses, and only rarely does it affect the mind. The equipment costs for each patient average $137,000, while nursing and home care costs can be up to 10 times this amount. Established in 1981, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of BC is a non-profit society. It was founded by ALS patients, their family members and caregivers, and health care professionals to meet the physical and emotional needs of those living with ALS.

The ALS Society of BC raises funds for both research and to provide direct services and support to those currently living with ALS. Until a cure is found, the Society provides patient services to improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with this disease by offering an extensive equipment loan program, support groups, and educational materials. There is no cost for ALS patients to register or to access their services. Carol is not asking for birthday gifts. She wants her party-goers to donate to the ALS Society of B.C. and in addition to a lovely afternoon tea, she will be selling off some of her jewelry and donating the money from Photo by Sian Thomson those sales to the Society. Carol Dwyer wants to celebrate her 70th birthday by helping raise money for ALS. “I don’t expect to make buckets of money but I do want to give back for everything I am receiving,” she said. The event takes place on her 70th birthday, Oct. 5 at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 145 Simms Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, or to donate in honor of her 70 years and to acknowledge the ALS Society of BC, contact Nancy Dwyer at Receipts can be issued for any donations over $20.



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COCHRANE - Joan Frances (nee Dale) June 22, 1923 - September 26, 2013

Our mother Joan Cochrane died peacefully with her family by her side on September 26, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband Jack Cochrane in 1999 and her brother Ron in 1989. She leaves to mourn her children Jean (Jim) and Don (Joanne), her beloved grandchildren Stephanie, Andrea (Alex), Rory, Charlie and Andy, her brother Jack (Jean), and cousins Barbara, Jack, Grit, John and Betty. Joan was born in New Westminster to Harry and Violet Dale in 1923 and grew up on a farm in Hatzic Prairie. She taught in a one room school house there before moving to Ocean Falls where she met and married Jack; they moved to Campbell River in 1958. Joan was a kind and warm hearted person with a delightful smile. She loved children and taught in a daycare for many years. Joan also loved her friends in Beta Sigma Phi. She enjoyed painting and became very proficient. Later she was very happy attending the Adult Care Centre. We are grateful for the compassionate care provided by James Bay Care Center in Victoria over the past few years. A memorial service will be held on October 3 at 2pm at St. Peters Anglican Church, 228 S Dogwood St. in Campbell River. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Campbell River and District Adult Care Society would be very much appreciated.

Rose Bartha passed away in the Campbell River Hospital on September 26, 2013 at the age of 70 years. Rose was predeceased by her husband Nick. She is survived by her children Marian (Brian); Les (Leigh) and Susan. Rose is also survived by her three grandchildren Jillian, Gavin and Zoey. Rose’s children would like to give a special thanks to the staff of New Horizons for their love and care for Rose over the last number of years. A special thanks to the staff at the Campbell River Hospital for their care for Rose the last month of her life. Donations in Rose’s memory can be made to the Campbell River Search and Rescue. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elk Falls Cemetery.

LUNDERSTEDT, ERIKA JAN 31, 1927 − SEP 11, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Erika Lunderstedt. Predeceased by husband Ernie in 2004. She will remembered with love by her children Tom(Jo), Sabine(Barry), Liz(Graham), Angela(Bryan), grand− children Nikki, Megan, Louis, Giles, Julia, her brother and 3 sisters, many nieces and nephews, and many relatives and friends in Germany and Canada. A gathering of family and friends to be held Saturday, October 5 at 1 pm at Departure Bay Baptist church at 3510 Departure Bay Road., Nanaimo, B.C. to be followed by "Teatime". Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional Hospital.

On September 14, 2013 our Mother Mary Theresa Ross passed away in Campbell River. She was known by family and friends as Theresa/ Terry. Mom was the ma−TREE−arch of the Ross Clan (her six children) who always showed the love and forgiveness of God and at times cuss like the devil (laughter). Mom had a wonderful sense of humour and loved to laugh. Theresa in her younger years was raised in Scotland and at times in Ireland. In 1967, she returned to Canada with her six children. While living in the Yukon, Theresa received her chef papers, and while living here in Campbell River was greatly involved with Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P.S.) and received many awards from the community as well as from Ottawa. Theresa is survived by her sisters Lucy, Josie and Marie and her six children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In her passing she has left a great void in all of our lives and is deeply missed. We love you Mom and always will Lorna, Joseph and Paul

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Moeller & Company, Chartered Accountants is a dynamic, growing, independent accounting firm based in Campbell River providing accounting services to many different North Vancouver Island clients. We have an exciting career opportunity for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and detail oriented person to join our team. You will play a essential role in providing accounting services to our clients and will prepare financial statements and working papers as well as personal and corporate tax returns. This position has room for advancement and excellent compensation opportunities for the right individual. Candidates must have a minimum of 2-3 years of Public Practice accounting experience. It would also be beneficial for candidates to have a working knowledge of Caseware, Word, Excel, Taxprep, Simply Accounting and Quickbooks. An accounting designation is not mandatory for this position. All applications will be held in the strictest of confidence and interviews can be scheduled to suit your timetable. Please deliver your resume and covering letter by October 25, 2013 to: Moeller & Company, Chartered Accountants, 590 Eleventh Avenue, Campbell River, BC, V9W 4G4

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Two years have passed, Miss you every day. Always remembering you Papa. Love Always, Barb, Grant & Kids

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GULLETT, HORACE DEC. 1923 − OCT. 2011 Missing you every day Dad, Remembering you always. With Love, Forever, from all your family



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LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Logan Mitchell Edward also known as Logan Edward, formerly of 3898 Searidge Place, Campbell River, BC, deceased, died on July 28, 2013, at Campbell River, BC, are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor c/o Ronald W. Odowichuk, 151 Lennea Place, Campbell River, BC, V9H 1G7, before November 15, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Executor, Ronald W. Odowichuk 151 Lennea Place Campbell River, BC V9H 1G7


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Re: The estate of Jana Marie Kraus, deceased, of, Campbell River, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Jana Marie Kraus are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executorix at 200-1170 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, British Columbia, V9W 2C8 on or before November 8, 2013, after which date the executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executors then have notice.


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It’s a different form of big water fishing As many anglers know, Pacific salmon have management success stories anywhere and over been transplanted to numerous places around the forty years later is a central part of both the ecoglobe. Unlike Atlantic salmon, which have never system and fishing opportunities on and around established self-sustaining populations outside these enormous bodies of freshwater. their natural range, various species of I got to ponder all this as Pacific salmon, especially chinook and I went salmon fishing on Lake coho, have taken root in widely separated Ontario recently, out of Port locations in temperate zones in both the Credit, about 30 km west of Jeremy Maynard northern and southern hemispheres. downtown Toronto, on one of Almost certainly the largest and two boats chartered for our party. most diverse of these transplant initiaNot only was it the first time I’ve tives has been into the Great Lakes, fished for salmon there but also starting on the US side in the mid 1960?s the first time I’ve been on a boat shortly thereafter followed in Canada as sport fishing for salmon with well. The first major transplant effort nine lines out! I thought I was a took place in Michigan with coho fairly experienced recreational planted in several rivers flowing into salmon fisherman but my own Lake Michigan, to provide a new angling learning curve steepened up as I opportunity but also to address a growwatched the mate on our 35-foot ing social issue. cruiser deploy the array. And coming straight from With their principle natural predator, lake the end of Campbell River’s tyee rowboat season trout (actually a char), largely eliminated the popu- with its traditional, simplistic methodology, the lation of a freshwater herring-like species called contrast for me with the elaborate technological the alewife exploded. In combination with increas- approach was all the greater! ingly polluted, lower oxygen water the alewife To no surprise downriggers were central to the started undergoing mass die-offs in the summer set-up and I was pleased to see that all four in use period, fouling popular beaches with millions of were the latest high-speed ‘riggers from Scotty, quickly decomposing bodies. Fisheries managers one placed on each corner of the transom and in Michigan decided that the remedy was to find another about a meter in towards the centerline. a fast growing and carnivorous salmonid to eat its It should be said that we weren’t fishing overly way out of that problem — enter the coho. deep, 80 feet at most, and the crew were surprised In an essentially virgin (to them) ecosystem to hear that we routinely fish deeper than 200 feet the coho did extraordinarily well, with the first with downriggers on the west coast, albeit with far return year of mature three-year old coho?s fewer lines. in1967. In the late summer a wild new sport fishWith the ‘rigger lines placed the mate then set ery was triggered as anglers from far and wide out on each side an outfit using a wire line (somesought to tackle these fabulous salmon, although what like finer stainless downrigger cable) with a there was a sad aspect to the first season when a small planer on the end, to which the leader and strong fall gale caught too many anglers well offlure was attached. These specific outfits had roller shore on Lake guides on the rod for this type of line and all the Michigan in unsuitably small boats and a numreels were of the star-drag, level-wind type, each ber of lives were lost. A tough start to the collectwith a line counter — no knuckle dusters there! ive learning curve on open water salmon fishing. The mate would carefully free spool about 100 Anyway, from that starting point the introduc- yards of line back before placing them in low-level tion of various Pacific salmon species and the horizontal rod holders. associated recreational fishery, now in all of the The last pair of rods placed in high angle Great Lakes, has been one of the greatest fisheries holders on each side used lead core line, and again

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“Flation” Anyone? Inflation is probably not that much appreciated high inflation. In order to deal with high inflation by the public at large where costs go up faster than those in charge need to reign in the money supply wages. The GIC rollover at a couple of to preserve the value of currency. percent buys no more next year as it did However, the very policies designed this year and likely a little less if taxes to do this tend to weaken the econtake a bite. I’m not qualified to debate Murray Callaghan omy and create more unemployment. all the reasons why it’s both healthy and Hyperinflation is rising and necessary (within certain parameters) but accelerating inflation in an economy would opine that it is the lesser of the “flacausing the price of everything to tion” evils. rise. Confidence is lost as currency What are they? buys much less in the months ahead. Disinflation is when the level of inflaThe general population is trapped tion is on the decrease. This could be and those with wealth seek alternagood or bad but as I penned a month ago, tives often outside of the economy the goal of the Bank of Canada is to keep they live. A lot of doomsayers have inflation at a level of 2% (give or take) so been forecasting this for the U.S. as they pull the levers in favour of achieving and mainthey pile on mountains of debt. They’ve yet to be taining this target range wherever possible. proven to be right. Let’s hope it stays that way. Deflation is when inflation is negative and costs Your choices again are; inflation, disinflation, are going down. This has the impact of increasing deflation, stagflation and hyperinflation. Pick one. the purchasing power of those with money. Great technological advances could make this FINANCIAL PLANNING • INSURANCE • WEALTH MANAGEMENT possible for shorter periods of time as in the 19th century. To a degree it explains why it’s possible to buy a laptop computer or many electronics today for a fraction of the cost of when Gates and Jobs were nerdy teenagers with a dream. The flip side is that borrowed money becomes more Murray Callaghan difficult to repay as ultimately wages and government revenues go down. Given gov- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ernment and individual’s current debt and 625 H - 11th Avenue (upstairs) propensity to borrow I wouldn’t think this Campbell River would be welcome. Stagflation is a vicious cycle. It is New Clients Welcome characterized by high unemployment and low economic growth coupled with 250.286.9968

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the mate would free spool a 100 yards of line out before attaching a side planer to each line, and then set out an additional 25 yards which caused the lines to track some 30 degrees out from the boat. Finally, with four lines on either side, completing the spread was a centerline using simple monofilament and a small planer that was run out from a holder up high on the flying bridge. I was working up a sweat just watching this all set out without tangling! Spoons appeared to be the lure of choice and I was told in no uncertain terms that hootchies don’t work there, although they did use some of the new style flashtail ?flies?. Plugs, sometimes but not that day. Needless to say all the lines aren?t brought in when a fish is hooked, the boat keeps trolling along while the hooked fish is carefully kept away from the deployed lines. Not that we had any monsters, seven or eight fish with the biggest about six

pounds, all chinook except one steelhead, and all were released. Being the only fishing guide in the group, the fishing gods took their revenge and it was the other boat, fishing nearby, that came up trumps, returning with a pair of 15 pound chinook and a steelhead about half that size. Good looking fish too, with a mix of both hatchery and wild salmon found in the lake. One particular point of interest caught my attention — they pay great attention to the water temperature at the fishing depths and one of the downriggers was equipped with a battery-powered sensor/sending unit that enabled a read out in the boat. Might have to give that some consideration here, although the set-up isn?t cheap. Anyhow, it was an interesting experience seeing how big water salmon sport fishing is practiced elsewhere and I’d recommend it for anyone travelling there.


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Curbside Yard Waste Collection Starts September 30

COMMUNITY UPDATE OCTOBER 2, 2013 301 St. Ann’s Road Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7 Telephone: 250-286-5700

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Fall yard waste collection runs September 30 to November 22 for all homes receiving the City’s curbside collection service. Collection is weekly on your regular garbage day and the amount collected is unlimited (weight restrictions of 20 kg/container apply.) Please place material in a lidded container clearly marked “yard waste” or a biodegradable/compostable bag. Branches and prunings can be tied into bundles. Visit for more information and for details about the Yard Waste Drop Off Centre, which is open year round. For missed pickup or service inquiries, call Emterra 250-286-0211.

Fire Safety Day

The Campbell River Fire Department is proud to be partnering with Home Depot Canada and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council to promote fire safety in the month of October. Meet members of our firefighting team at the annual Home Depot Fire Safety Event October 5 between 10 AM and 2 PM. Firefighters will be on hand to share fire safety information. Fire trucks will be on display. Everyone’s invited to stop by and learn how to improve fire safety at home.



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Prices Effective Oct. 2 - Oct. 5, 2013 Open 7 Days a Week 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Some limits may apply. HST, deposit and recycle fees where applicable.

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Wednesday October 2, 2013 issue of the Campbell River Courier Islander

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Wednesday October 2, 2013 issue of the Campbell River Courier Islander