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New gardens sought for Annual CR Art Gallery Tour Spring is here and flowers are starting to bloom, which means the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Garden and Art Tour committee is on the lookout for new gardens for this year’s tour. The tour, a fundraiser to support children’s programs through

the year, takes place on July 5 and 6 and is sponsored by Royal LePage Campbell River. The Gallery is looking for new gardens to add to its roster of highlights from previous years. The organizing committee hopes to find a broad range of styles and sizes,

to get new ideas for landscaping and tips about what plants work well in our region. Call the Gallery at 250-287-2261 or email contact@crartgallery.ca if you think your garden would be suitable, or if you’d like to recommend a friend or neighbour’s.

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More good news on the salmon front Last week I reported on the significantly increased harvest levels for chinook salmon that will be allowed this year in the three highly mixed-stock areas of the northwest coast managed under the terms of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, and the reasons why this is a good news story more widely around the coast. I finished by saying that the summer fishery and catch in the closest of the three AABM (aggregate abundance based management) fisheries to the readership area of this newspaper, along the west coast of Vancouver Island outside the surfline, is considered separately from the chinook fishery inside the surfline in places like Nootka Sound and for which a return forecast had not yet been issued by DFO. Well now it has, and like many of the chinook stocks contributing to the north coast AABM forecast the return to the Conuma River is expected to be large in 2014. DFO is anticipating that 100,000 or more chinook salmon will return to rivers in the Nootka Sound area, many of them to the Conuma River itself driven by the productive hatchery program there. Along with the abundant status of WCVI origin coho

harvest of chinook returning stocks enabling anglers to retain to these smaller river systems, up to four coho per day (hatchmost of these individual wild ery or wild) inside the surfline Jeremy Maynard stocks have yet to respond to as part of their aggregate daily these measures. In contrast, salmon limit if they so choose, around the inner south coast the fishing in the Nootka area hatchery coho in general have should be excellent this season. a lower marine survival rate Although the news from this than wild stock, just one more part of the coast is generally example of why making genpositive there are some issues eralizations about salmon is that continue to puzzle DFO usually a bad idea! stock assessment staff. The Anyhow, continued low first of these is why the WCVI abundance of WCVI wild origin hatchery stocks of chinook salchinook requires the continuamon (Conuma, Robertson Creek tion of the various restrictions even though and Nitinat) appear to be doing so much a large return of chinook is forecast to better than the unenhanced wild stocks there. This is true even in rivers such as the WCVI overall and visiting anglers should Meagin and the Bedwell that flow from pro- continue to make sure they know where the boundaries of the various measures are. tected areas like Strathcona Park and which It’s a complex management environment in have pristine environments unchanged by Nootka during the summer and, as somelogging or other resource extraction activone who doesn’t fish there all that often, ities. in anticipation of a trip there last summer I Despite years of restrictive management ended up going to the DFO website to look measures (e.g. 77 cm maximum size limup and then print off the sub-area maps its and terminal area closures) along and inside the surfline designed to minimize the with the associated specific regulations to

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carry with me and ensure I knew exactly what I could keep and where. A second issue that is providing a challenge to stock assessment is that for many years the marine survival of all the hatchery WCVI chinook stocks have been very similar in any given year, tracking each other up and down with considerable consistency. The Robertson Creek hatchery, located on the Stamp River near Port Alberni, has been the indicator system for the entire WCVI chinook stock and the only hatchery to apply coded wire tags in that part of the coast, used to estimate the overall catch and productivity of the stock aggregate. However in recent years the relationship in survival appears to be weakening with the Conuma River fish, and Nitinat to a lesser extent, out performing Stamp River chinook. DFO staff responsible for these fish are unable at present to provide an obvious answer why but given the importance put on the data derived from Robertson Creek CWT’s it would obviously be desirable if this latest puzzle was sorted out. See Ardent Angler on page 4.

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Ardent Angler from page 2. As many saltwater anglers know DFO has for years encouraged them to leave the heads of adipose finclipped chinook and coho at designated drop stations so that the tiny CWT’s can be recovered for analysis. The importance of doing so never lessens with time and, given all the various threats to the resource and the fisheries dependent on it, in fact it becomes evermore important that anglers and guides continue the practice. With modern communications like e-mail, the ease with which the results can be distributed and then shared amongst interested parties is a positive development that leads to a growing and collective awareness of where our favourite salmon are going. A recent example came at a Guides Association meeting in Campbell River at which two individuals, quite by coincidence, brought the details of the marked fish they or the lodge with which they were associated with had caught in 2013, for show and tell as it were. One guide is based in Campbell River and most of his fish were caught off the south end of Quadra Island, the other guide largely fishes in the Stuart Island area. Two locations not so far apart but

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years,” they note. “Sea level is rising, and some types of extreme events — such as heat waves and heavy precipitation events — are happening more frequently. Recent scientific findings indicate that climate change is likely responsible for the increase in the intensity of many of these events in recent years.” The report goes on to add that “Earth’s climate is on a path to warm beyond the range of what has been experienced over the past millions of years” and that “the CO2 we produce accumulates in Earth’s atmosphere for decades, centuries, and longer.” From a human perspective, therefore, climate change is essentially permanent. This unprecedented situation is in stark contrast with public opinion. “In 2013,” according to the AAAS, “only 42 per cent of American adults understood that ‘most scientists think global warming is happening’ and 33 per cent said, ‘there is a lot of disagreement among scientists

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there was considerable difference in the river origins of the chinook identified. There were a few fish of common origin of course but the stand out feature, emphasized just the following day by the results from another lodge in the Stuart Island area, was the relatively high percentage of South Thompson River chinook encountered by anglers in the straits between the islands and the mainland, fish that are infrequently encountered adjacent to Campbell River off Cape Mudge for example. These Thompson chinook are a far north migrating stock that are encountered down here on their return migration in mid-summer. From the CWT recoveries it would appear that of those fish headed south via the inside coast most of them choose to take the left hand choice at Chatham Point in lower Johnstone Strait and head along Nodales Channel over to the mainland shore rather than hang a right on down Discovery Passage and past Campbell River. This is the kind of detail that would never be understood if this program didn’t exist and another example of the importance of anglers and guides to turn in the heads of fin-clipped salmon.

about whether or not global warming is happening.’ Twenty per cent said they ‘don’t know enough to say’.” From the perspective of the AAAS scientists who are measuring an unfolding climate crisis, a majority of Americans are either misreading the science or are the victims of invented doubt. In an effort to communicated directly to the ordinary American, the report employs language and metaphors they are likely understand. “The science linking human activities to climate change is analogous to the science linking smoking to lung and cardiovascular diseases,” it states. And “greenhouse gases have supercharged the climate just as steroids supercharged hitting in Major League Baseball.” The AAAS goes on to remind Americans about their tradition of insuring their homes and lives against loss, and then explains that cutting greenhouse gas emissions is really a similar risk-reduction action. It returns again and again to the possibility of “abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible [climate change].” In describing the other possible theories accounting for climate change, the report carefully explains that no other factors except the recent rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide from 280 parts per million to 400 ppm accounts for the planet’s warming. It notes that “in the U.S., new record high temperatures now regularly outnumber new record lows by a ratio of 2:1,” adding that

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A taste of the Quadra Island Studio Tour in CR A new element has been added to the creative offerings of the Quadra Island Studio Tour for 2014, and it is going to be displayed on Campbell River prior to the Tour. Island artist, Kevin MacKenzie, has offered a significant piece of his metal art for a silent auction in support of the 2014 Studio Tour. The piece, titled “Leaping Beauty”, depicts a cougar captured mid-leap. It measures 28 x 48 inches and is a dynamic and beautiful image of this proud animal. It will be on display in Impressions Gallery in Campbell River from April 15 to May 23 and then in the Quadra Island Coastal Community Credit Union window from the May 26 to June 6. It will then be in the Quadra Community Centre during the Tour (June 7-8). Kevin’s work is well known in the Discovery Islands area. His sculptures of birds, marine mammals, and other creatures of our region are inspired by his careful observation of our natural environment. He often incorporates driftwood and other found natural materials in his work. Ranging from smaller sculptures of table-top dimensions to larger commissioned artwork (gates, bed frames, and other unique pieces), Kevin is enthusiastic about taking on a range of design challenges. To see examples of his work, check out the Studio Tour website at: www.quadraislandarts.com/island-artists/kevin-mackenzie or his Facebook page (where you can find an image of “Leaping Beauty” www.facebook.com/ DiscoveryMetalCreations. If you want to bid on this extraordinary piece of art, bid sheets will be available at Impressions while the artwork is on display there, at Hummingbird Office Supplies while it is at the Credit Union on Quadra, and at the Community Centre during the Studio Tour opening weekend.

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Learn the art of Cedar Weaving Cedar bark harvesting is an ancient and respected tradition amongst the peoples of this area. Archaeologists working on the coast have recovered artifacts made from cedar bark that are more than 3,000 years old. Clothing, mats, sails, canoe bailers, baskets, and rope were all made from cedar bark. The Museum at Campbell River is offering a rare opportunity to experience a Cedar Pull and to learn basic Cedar Weaving with renowned artist Wayne Bell. On Saturday, April 26, participants will meet at the Museum at 9 a.m. to travel to a forest site and participate in a two hour traditional Cedar Pull. Following the Pull, participants will return to the Museum to learn the basics of Cedar Weaving using the inner bark from the Pull. Wayne will demonstrate basic approaches to cedar weaving, using as examples roses, rings, bracelets, rope, coasters and simple baskets. This hands-on workshop will be held at the Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. Hereditary Chief Wayne Bell’s Cedar Bark Masks are ranked the Oldest Historical Kwagiulth Art in the World. His Eagle Cedar Bark Mask resides at the Senate of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario. Hereditary Chief

Wayne Bell is from the Mamilikwilla Nation. Wayne is grandson to Late Outzistallis, Henry Jumbo Bell, great nephew to Mungo Martin, grandson to Kimkimkwadee, grandson to Abumpa Catherine Ferry (nee Glendale), and Mrs. Henry Jumbo Bell Adakwanees. Wayne is also nephew to the late Sam Henderson and May Henderson (nee Quocksister.) Permission to Teach and Harvest the Cedar Bark given by Captain George Quocksister (Kwinkwolith) who was married to the Late Elizabeth Quocksister (nee Glendale). Wayne Bell began weaving at the age of five with Henry Jumbo Bell. He then moved to Vancouver and began weaving again with his grandmother Katy Ferry and her brother the late Sam Henderson. Wayne Bell has been teaching Cedar Bark Weaving for 30 years in Vancouver School District and Campbell River School District. Wayne has been a single parent for 11 years and his daughter Norine is following her father’s footsteps. The cost for the day is $80 per person. Participants must come prepared with a lunch and wear clothing and footwear suitable for wet forest conditions. A hatchet is also recommended. Space is limited. Call the Museum at 250-287-3103 to register.

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CANADA’S URBAN UTILITY VEHICLE

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THE NEW 2014

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145

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105

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Offer(s) available on select new 2013/2014/2015 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 30, 2014. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,665, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and variable dealer administration fees (up to $699). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **Offer available on the retail purchase/lease of any 2014 Rondo model from participating retailers between April 1–30, 2014, upon proof of current ownership/lease of a competitive cross-over vehicle. Competitive models include specific VW, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Hyundai, Honda, GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles. Some conditions apply, ask your retailer or go to kia.ca for complete details. †Offer available on the retail purchase/lease of 2013/2014 Sportage AWD models from participating retailers between April 1–30, 2014. $500 Credit will be deducted from the negotiated purchase/ lease price before taxes. See your retailer for complete details. 'Cash purchase price for the new 2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E) is $18,582 and includes a cash savings of $5,000 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers). Retailer may sell for less. &Throwback Pricing available O.A.C. on financing offers on new 2013/2014/2015 models. Financing for 84 months example: 2014 Optima LX AT (OP742E)/2014 Sportage LX MT FWD (SP551E)/2015 Sorento 2.4L LX AT FWD (SR75BF) with a purchase price of $26,302/$24,782/$28,782 (including $1,485/$1,665/$1,665 freight/PDI) financed at 0% for 84-month period with $0 down payment equals 32 reduced bi-weekly payments of $105/$89/$129 followed by 150 bi-weekly payments of $145/$136/$164. Cost of borrowing is $0/$0/$1,014 and there is a total obligation of $26,302/$24,782/$29,796. Throwback Pricing Incentive varies by model and trim level and may be taken as a lump sum or to reduce the financed amount. The Throwback Pricing Incentive for the 2014 Optima LX AT/2014 Sportage LX MT FWD/2015 Sorento 2.4L LX AT FWD shown is $1,280/$1,504/$1,120 (a $40/$47/$35 reduction in 32 bi-weekly payments). Limited time offer. See retailer for complete details. Throwback Pricing is a trademark of Kia Canada Inc. 0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013/2014 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. 6Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2015 Sorento EX V6 AWD (SR75HF)/2014 Rondo EX Luxury (RN756E)/2014 Sportage SX AT Luxury AWD (SP759E)/2014 Optima SX Turbo AT (OP749E) is $34,495/$32,195/$38,295/$34,795. ÓHighway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2015 Sorento LX 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2014 Rondo 2.0L GDI 4-cyl (M/T)/2014 Sportage 2.4L 4-cyl (A/T)/2014 Optima 2.4L GDI (A/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. 1Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. °The Bluetooth® wordmark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. 2014 Top Safety Pick – U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for model year 2014. U.S. model tested. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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CLT’S ‘On Golden Pond’ moving on; last two shows nized into place. Crew members need to work hard and work quickly. They know their jobs but need to be flexible when working in a different space. While the crew are busy, actors are more likely to be going over lines, practising scenes, or just being quietly alone. Experienced festival participants such as Gail Limber, who plays Ethel, or Tony Arnold, playing Norman, anticipate the opportunity to meet with colleagues from other companies. Newcomer to theatre festivals, Matt Williams, with the role of Bill Ray, agrees: “I look forward to meeting all the talent from other companies and watching their plays as well.” Zach Wood, who plays Bill’s son, Billy, is

By Alana Gowdy

At the Festival, set builders, Bruce Taylor and Alan Kneeland, need to be experts at extremely fast reassembly. Courtenay Little Theatre will be assigned only six hours to have everything ready to go. The set is rebuilt and redecorated, stage lighting is set up and sound levels checked. Props and costumes are orga-

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another actor participating for the first time. Describing himself as “a little nervous”, Zach is looking forward to having fun and to learning a lot. While opinion on the competitive nature of festivals may vary, the educational benefits from the adjudication are unquestioned. As Tony Arnold freely admits, “I have learned a tremendous amount from the adjudications and workshops.” Courtenay Little Theatre’s wonderful production of On Golden Pond runs two more shows, April 16 and 17, with tickets ($20) available at the Sid Williams Theatre www. sidwilliamstheatre.com , 250-338-2430. It will then play in the North Island Zone Theatre Festival, Village Theatre, Qualicum Beach on Wednesday, May 21.

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NORTH ISLANDER

N A T TI

a g n i v a is h of a

TRUCK SALE! APRIL 1- 30, 2014

2014 NISSAN TITAN KING CAB S

MSRP $35,943 D NISSAN’S NORTH ISLAN

Stk# NT14-66

119

$

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1

WITH ONLY

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TfIa TAN

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DEAL!

20,939

$

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ALL NEW AND USED RV’S SOLD DURING THIS SALE RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING

DELUXE TOWING PACKAGE

Including Equilizer Brand, 4 Point Sway Control Equilizer Bar System

Individual Package Value $650

OR

NEW CREEK SIDE 23BHS NEW TIMBER RIDGE 240RBS

95

$

119

$

A

BI-WEEKLY

MSRP $29,583

THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

23,993

$

$

All Payments 0 DOWN. On Approved Credit.

REG. $ $525.99

6X9

REG. $39.99

9X12 REG. $69.99

9X18

REG. $109.99

SALE

SALE

449

99

2999

$

SALE

54

$

99

SALE

8999

$

SCOTTY POT PULLER REG. $ $549.99

29,993

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SCOTTY 30” DOWNRIGGER Assorted RV MATS

MSRP $37,745

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BI-WEEKLY STK#TRT1301

With Slide, Power Awning, Porcelain Toilet And Much More! Sleeps 6. STK#CST1314

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SALE

43999

BLUESTORM AUTOMATIC INFLATABLE LIFE JACKETS REG. $159.99

SALE

119

$

99

WORLD FAMOUS CAMP-A-TOASTER REG. $12.99

SALE

7

$ 99

CARRI CHEF DELUXE PORTABLE GAS COOKER

RV TRI-LEVELER

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REG. $268.99

SALE

199

$

99

REG. $29.98

SALE

19

$

99

$

SALE

9999

REG. $59.98

RUB TRE

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REG $24.9

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REG. $89.99

$

SALE

6499

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTH ISLANDER

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CAMPING FURNITURE PACKAGE

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Including 2 Deluxe Chairs, Folding Table, Propane Fire Pit, 4 Wine Glasses & 4 Beer Glasses

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49

$

98

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18

$

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49

99

RIVIERA COOLER BAG PICNIC KIT REG. $49.99

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REG. $19.99

15

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$

29

99

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RV & Marine Sales

MSRP $2,495 $

By Donation Only

1,595

STACEY WARD

SAMLEX SOLAR ASSORTED UNBREAKABLE ECOSMANT PERFECT PITCH WASH BRUSHES BEER GLASSES 150W SOLAR TOSS-IN HOLDING WASHERS TANK CLEANER PANEL 2 Pack Stiff, Soft, GAME SALE

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$

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SALE

President

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ALL BOAT PRICES SLASHED

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APRIL 25 -27 th

11

Very Soft, Wash Poles

SALE

20

%

REG. $14.89

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UNBREAKABLE BEER GLASSES

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SALE

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$ 99

2 Pack

64999

RANDY PETERSON

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$ 99 HEAVY DUTY DIRECTORS CHAIR

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$ 99

Just Behind Bill Howich Chrysler

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REG. $ $789.88

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$ 99

OFF

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REG. $11.99

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59

TAMMY TELFORD

Business Manager, RV & Marine

SAMLEX SOLAR 135W PORTABLE SOLAR CHARGING KIT

99

REG. $ $698.88

SALE

54999

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JAMES ADSHADE Sales

CANADA VALUE PACKAGE

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30

STK# DCG1403

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2014 RAM TRUCK

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JUDY DOUGLAS

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9,665

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6,788

$

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27,889

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16,399

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18,635

$

2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA TRD 4X4

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$

STK# 115002

22,978

2013 MAZDA 3 SPORT GX

Bluetooth Automatic Alloys

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14,689

STK# 110301

26,774

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STK# 12701

17,989

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9,990

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Parts & Service Manager Parts & Service Advisor

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Roby Hahn

†The Fit, Civic and CR-V were the #1 selling retail subcompact car, compact car, and compact SUV respectively in BC in 2013 based on Polk 2013 Dec YTD report. ‡In order to achieve $0 down payment, dealer will cover the cost of tire/battery tax, air conditioning tax (where applicable), environmental fees and levies on the 2014 CR-V LX, Accord LX, Civic DX and Fit DX only on behalf of the customer. £Limited time bi-weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX. 0.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 130 bi-weekly payments O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $67.49 based on applying $1,100.00 lease dollars and $4 dealer contribution (which are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes); and $1,000.00 consumer incentive dollars (which are deducted from the negotiated selling price after taxes) Down payment of $0.00, first bi-weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $8,773.70. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers.*Limited time bi-weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX. #1.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 130 bi-weekly payments O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $84.63 based on applying $600.00 lease dollars (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes). Down payment of $0.00, first bi-weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $11,001.90. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers. Ω Limited time bi-weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3EES. ¥1.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 130 bi-weekly payments O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $133.83 based on applying $1,000.00 lease dollars (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes). Down payment of $0.00, first bi-weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $17,397.90. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers. **MSRP is $16,130 / $17,185 / $27,685 including freight and PDI of $1,495 / $1,495 / $1,695 based on a new 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX / new 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX / 2014 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3EES. License, insurance, registration and taxes are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. ¥/£/ /Ω/#/* Prices and/or payments shown do not include a PPSA lien registration fee of $30.31 and lien registering agent’s fee of $5.25, which are both due at time of delivery and covered by the dealer on behalf of the customer on the 2014 CR-V LX, Accord LX, Civic DX and Fit DX only. ‡/#/*/Ω/ /¥/£/** Offers valid from April 1st through 30th, 2014 at participating Honda retailers. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.

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Two actresses are required for readings of WHEN I’M 64 by Comox playwright, J.S. Hill. This poignant and amusing play involves six Comox Valley women who face challenging life transitions with resilient strength and inner well-springs of hope The readings are at Shakespeare by the Sea in a 70-seat tent overlooking the ocean at Clover Point in Victoria. The dates will be three nights, either July 21-23, or, July 28-30, 2014. Actresses must be available at least one of the weeks, preferably both. Actors will pay for their accommodation in Victoria l. Car-pooling can be arranged. The production team will share the Box Office receipts. Tickets are $10 Two roles are up for audition: SONJA , age 64, a newcomer to Comox Valley, was happily married until she was widowed. She tries internet dating to find a companion and dance partner. ALEXANDRA is also 64 but looks younger. Sophisticated, successful, and well to do, Alexandra’s perfect world is in transition as family circumstances cause her to re-evaluate her future. When I’m 64 had a well-received public debut last August at Shakespeare by the Sea. Audience members subsequently arranged readings at another theatre last February which both sold out. Interested actresses can email Terry Penney at ttp9@ shaw.ca to receive a copy of the play. To arrange an audition, email Steve Hill at playtrain@gmail.com and he will contact you after he returns from overseas on May 1.

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WHAT’SON In the Comox Valley LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP • Comox Valley Nursing Centre. Meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 615 10th Street, Courtenay. FMI: 250-3318504 Extension 38115. COMOX VALLEY STROKE RECOVERY GROUP • Meets every first and third Wednesday. Of each month at the . Comox united church at 10 am.

15 TUESDAY PEARL ELLIS GALLERY IN COMOX • Presents: “”A SHOW & SALE BY THE “MONDAY BUNCH” From Apr 8th - Apr 27th. Open Tues - Sat from 10 am - 4 pm, Sun 1 - 4 pm, Closed Monday. Free Admission. Located at 1729 Comox Avenue. FMI see www.pearlellisgallery.com or see our virtual gallery on our web site or our Facebook page MEDITATION CIRCLE • Every Tuesday morning, 11-12. We are a healing consciousness, sending light to troubled areas to effect peaceful change in our world, praying for those who are struggling, healing ourselves and raising our vibration in the process. Everyone welcome - no meditation experience necessary. No charge. FMI call 250-334-9412. JUST BY CHANTS • Mystic Valley Voices, universal chanting community, meets 6:45-8:30 pm every Tuesday at the Little Red Church (house), 2182 Comox Ave. FMI: 250-218-1688. COMOX GLACIER WANDERERS • Join the Wanderers every Tues. to Fri at the South East end of the Comox Mall, near Travel Agent. Walk starts at 9 a.m. sharp. Experience the picturesque Filberg Park, Mac Laing woods, beach town of Comox etc. FMI: Karen Fraser 250-890-0608 KNITTING FUN AT THE COMOX LIBRARY • Our new kitting group, A Good Yarn: Knitting & Crochet Circle, warmly invites people of any age and ability to join our weekly meetings at the Comox Library, 1720 Beaufort Ave. on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendance is free and no registration is required. For more information please contact the library at 250-339-2971, comox@virl.bc.ca, or visit the website at: www.virl.bc.ca. DROP-IN, ONE HOUR MEDITATION • Drop-In meditation, every Tuesday 7PM sharp, Ocean Resort in Oyster Bay, $$donations to CV and CR food banks, 250 792-3165. ROYAL PURPLE DROP-IN BINGO • Every Tuesday night, 7 p.m., at the Elks Home on Sixth St. COMOX VALLEY WOOD CARVERS • If you are interested in any type of wood carving please join us at the Royston Community Hall every Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 3 PM for a day of carving and learning about carving. No experience necessary. FMI call Al at 250-331-0156 or Jim at 250-339-5350. CUMBERLAND LEGION BINGO • Every Tuesday night, guaranteed 22 games per night. Doors open 6 p.m., first game 7 p.m. Come out and support your community. TRACK WORKOUTS • The Comox Valley Roadrunners hold track

workouts at the Vanier track every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Come out, meet fellow runners and be prepared to run a total of 5 km in a fun, enthusiastic environment. Rain or shine. FMI visit www.cvrr.ca DUPLICATE BRIDGE • Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m., Comox Seniors Centre. COURTENAY LEGION • Every Tuesday: Fun Euchre 1:30, Pub Darts 7:00. BABY TALK • Courtenay Lewis Centre, Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. All families with infants aged newborn to six months welcome. Socializing, support, refreshments, guest speakers and resource library. Free drop-in, no registration required. FMI: Chris, 3390194 VANCOUVER ISLAND BRAZILIAN EMBROIDERY STITCHERS • Meet every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Black Creek Community Hall. Please bring a bag lunch. FMI: Darlene 897-1345.

16 WED. BETTER BREATHERS OF COMOX VALLEY • Topic is Home Oxygen Therapy on Wednesday, April 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 pm. at the Comox Valley Nursing Centre, 615 10th St., Courtenay. The speaker is Ron Kopat, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Homecare Solutions. Family and friends are welcomed! FFI call Michele at the Nursing Centre, 250/331-8502 HEART SUPPORT GROUP • Comox Valley Chapter Monthly Meeting April 16, 7PM at Comox Recreation Centre- 1855 Noel Ave. Our group is a support group for anyone who has had a heart procedure, is about to undergo a heart procedure and their spouses. Our guest speaker for this meeting is Steve Bremer, Paramedic and First Responder. There is no charge for our meetings & all are welcome. For more information, please call: (250) 339-5349 ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL ASSOCIATION • Will be holding its April meeting at 1300, Apr 16, in the Upper lounge of the Comox Legion. Guests are more than welcome. COMOX LEGION DROP-IN DARTS • Friday night’s Drop in Darts move to Wednesdays as of the 9th April, until September. Entry is $2.25 blind draw mixed doubles (where possible). If you have ever thought of getting involved in this sport, this is the time to get acquainted. And remember, Wednesdays is Burger and Beer for $10.00 5.00 until 6.30 pm. So come out and make an evening of it. PLAY BRIDGE • Every Wednesday at 6:30PM at the Royston Hall, 3902 Old Island Hwy and Royston Road. FMI: 250-334-1883 or roystonhall.com and on Facebook at Royston Community Club TOPS (COURTENAY) • 9am-11:30am every Wednesday, St George’s United Church, 505 6th St., Courtenay. TOPS is a non-profit support weight loss group. We are one of many in Comox Valley. FMI: 250-331-0276 ruthirene1950@ gmail.com tops.org COURTENAY LEGION • Every Wednesday: Drop-in Darts 1:00, Masters’ League Darts 7:30. COMOX VALLEY NEEDLEARTS GUILD • Meets at Berwick Comox Valley Retirement Residence, 1700 Comox Avenue, 7:00-9:00pm, every Wednesday. New members

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COURTENAY LEGION • Every Thursday: Crib & Gucci 6:30, Men’s Darts 7:00. FMI: Courtenay Legion office at 250-334-4322. THERAPEUTIC RELAXATION PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH CANCER IN THEIR LIVES • Thursdays, 3-4 p.m., Nursing Centre, 615 10th St., Courtenay. Free. Sponsored by BC Cancer Foundation, BC Cancer Agency, Pacific Therapy and Consulting. FMI: Diane Davies 250-338-2700. THERAPEUTIC RELAXATION PROGRAM FOR PERSONS EXPERIENCING CHRONIC PAIN OR ILLNESS • Thursdays, 1:15-2:30 p.m., Nursing Centre, 615 10th St. Free. Sponsored by the Nursing Centre. FMI: Diane Davie 250-3382700. TOPS BC 4893 COMOX • Meets on Thursdays at Comox United Church 250 Beach Ave., from 1:002:30. FMI: Margaret 339-9858. COMOX VALLEY SCHOOLHOUSE QUILTERS GUILD • Meets every Thursday, from 9 A.M. till 9 P.M. at the Cumberland Cultural Centre (Buchanan Hall). For further information please contact - Carol 8716671 or Nerissa 941-1809.

18 FRIDAY CYCLING • Come join us on our Friday rides. We are a road cycling group of active adults and members of the Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society. We meet at the Filberg Centre, lower parking lot, 411 Anderton Courtenay, before setting off on a bike ride in the Comox Valley area and neighbouring regions. We cycle at a medium pace of 20 kph for a 40 to 80 km ride. See www.cccts.org under tabs Day Rides/Comox Valley for the schedule or email bikehikepeople@gmail.com COURTENAY LEGION • Meat draws every Friday, 5-7 pm. COMOX LEGION • Meat draws every Friday, 3 p.m. Open to all Legion members and signed in guests.

MEAT PACK BINGO • The RoystonCumberland Lions Club is hosting a meat pack Bingo every Sunday at the Cumberland Hotel from 1-3 pm. There will be a total of 10 games at a cost of $1 per game, with a maximum of two cards, plus a 50-50 draw. Once a month there will be one game on the 10-game card for a mega-pack at a cost of $2 for this one only. All are welcome to come and support us, must be 19 years and older, all proceeds used in the community. FMI: Lion Mary or Bob at 250-334-3014.

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LADIES AUXILIARY DROP-IN BINGO • Comox Legion Ladies Auxiliary Drop-in Bingo, upper hall. Doors open 6 pm, bingo 7 p.m. All money goes to charities. Free coffee and tea.

Friday, May 2 in the Rotary Hall at Courtenay Recreation’s Filberg Centre tonight from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. As usual, all members and non-members very welcome. See you there!

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THE COMOX GLACIER WANDERERS VOLKSWALK CLUB • Is hosting a 6/10 kms walk through the beautiful woodland trails in the Beaver Lodge Land Reserve, Campbell River on Saturday, April 26th. Registration: Trask Road parking lot at 9:30 am; walk starts at 10:00 am. Driving directions: Off Hwy 19 at Jubilee Parkway, North on South Dogwood St, Left on Merecroft Rd, Left on Trask Rd to parking lot. For walk info please call Crystal at 250-89886

PLANT SALE • St. John The Divine Anglican Church hosts 5th Annual Spring Plant Sale, 10 am to 1 pm, Saturday, May 3, 579 5th St. in the parish hall. If you like growing things or just enjoy the scent & sights of spring you are invited and bring your friends! Hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, veggies, handmade cards and LOTS MORE ... very reasonable prices! All welcome hope to see you there! FMI: 250334-4331 or check out our website at http://stjohnthedivinecourtenay. bc.anglican.ca/

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CRIBBAGE • Every Monday night, 7:00, at the Royston Hall, corner of Old Island Highway and Royston Road. No need to bring a partner. FMI: 250-334-1883.

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EVERGREEN CLUB FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE • Enjoy the evening listening and dancing to the music of CROSSTOWN EXPRESS. Join us

CONCERT • Sunday, May 11, 2:00 pm. Filberg Centre. The Comox Valley Concert Band.

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19 SATURDAY OCEAN WAVES SQUARE DANCE CLUB SALTY DOG DANCE • 7:30 10:00 p.m. at Filberg Centre with caller Fran & Roger Archambault and cuer Lorna and Carmen Corbet. Join us, it’s a fun dance! FMI phone Cathy or Guy at 250-3387942. AFTERNOON JAM • With Gord Kruger and “The Amigos”. Enjoy a lively afternoon of dancing and relaxing with Gord Kreuger and his band every Saturday, 2pm to 6pm in the Courtenay Legion Lounge. 367 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay. rclbr17@shaw.ca Maureen Watson, 250-334-4322 COMOX VALLEY FARMERS MARKET • 9-12 every Saturday, Comox Valley fairgrounds on Headquartrs Road. Come for the freshness, stay for the fun! FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250.218-0321 or or www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com & keep in touch on Facebook. COURTENAY LEGION • Meat draws every Saturday 2-5 p.m. in the

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FREE STANDING TABLE & CHAIRS

SPF 32RE

WARDROBE

BEDROOM OH

OVERHEAD

BED

MICRO O.H.

SPF 28BH

E-CENTER/ FIREPLACE

LINEN

SINK O.H.

SPF 27RL

SOFA

WARDROBE CLOSET

E-CENTER

SOFA

FLOOR PLAN

OVERHEAD

FREE STANDING TABLE & CHAIRS

• More Living Space, a Bigger Bathroom and Bigger Slide Rooms • 16” On Center Aluminum Superstructure with Added Insulation • 90-Degree Turns with a Reese Revolution Pin Box • Luxurious Furniture Like You’d Have at Home, From Lane • Barrel Ceilings that Dramatically Increase Headroom Throughout • Round LED SkydomesTM that Double as Ceiling Lights

DRESSER

CLOSET/ W/D PREP

35BH


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North Islander

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crni20140415  

April 15, 2014 Issue of the North Islander

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