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ures. That’s up substantially from the last estimated budget deficit of $550,000 back in December. The picture looks bleaker now because of a change in the prop-

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2012. Included in the deficit is a $1.1 million tax shortfall carried over from 2011, plus a $1.3 million increase in costs related to contract commitments and inflationary increases, said Laura Ciarniello, the city’s general manager of corporate services. If the city were to maintain the current level of services it provides to citizens, the tax rate would have to increase by 24 per cent in order to make up the $3.6 million. The loss of $1.8 million from Catalyst alone, equates to a 12 per cent residential tax increase. To put that into perspective, Ciarniello said a one per cent residential tax increase would bring in $150,000 in revenue for the city. That one per cent increase would mean roughly $12 more per year in property taxes for the average homeowner. The city’s operating budget is approximately $37 million which Continued on A3

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Pole plant driving neighbours crazy KRISTEN DOUGLAS CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR

A new log peeling plant on Duncan Bay Road is “inhumane” and driving neighbours away from their homes says Connie Cawley, who lives across the road from the operation. “It’s insane. It’s humanly insane to have to listen to this noise. You can’t escape it,” Cawley says. “It’s already driving people crazy up here.” Cawley, who has lived on the 4000 block of Duncan Bay road since 1989, is incensed the city allowed the log peeler operation to take up shop in an area so close to residential homes. Northern Pressure Treated Wood Ltd., based out of Ontario, purchased the lot at

5301 Duncan Bay Road last August and began operating at the site, which is zoned heavy industrial, on Jan. 23. The plant operates from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Company president Mike McCollough told the Mirror in October that the plant wouldn’t be very noisy once it was up and running. “We have several plants in the east and never had complaints with any of our neighbours,” McCollough says. “I’m sure they’ll be happy when the plant is running.” Cawley is far from happy. She says the noise from the peeler plant is “horrendous” and describes it as a “shrieking sound.” Cawley says a young neighbourhood girl compares the sound to

nails on a chalkboard. “It’s loud, I can be inside my house with the radio on and all the windows closed and I can still hear it,” Cawley says. The noise has already driven one lady out of her home in the Blue Spruce Mobile Home Park and is staying with a relative in Port Alberni, according to Cawley. The city says as of last week, it has received 41 complaints from Duncan Bay area residents regarding the noise. “We recognize that a number of residents are upset, even distressed, by the location of the plant and consider noise from the operation a disruption to life in the neighbourhood,” says Peter Wipper, city clerk. “We understand that having the noise reduced

is urgent for them.” In response, the city will require the owner of the plant to hire a consultant to come up with a noise reduction plan. Wipper says the plant is operating legally, with all permits and a business license in place, but the noise level does exceed the public nuisance bylaw and the owner will have to look into noise abatement options by Feb. 24. The owner has already built insulation and vinyl panels on the side openings. Still, Cawley says the city’s efforts are too little, too late. “The city didn’t do due diligence on this one,” she says. “I think it’s way past time for a study. That should have been done before and they should have gone

QCoal: Committee not receiving copies of technical review Continued from A3

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and seen other plants in operation, that’s part of your responsibility as a public official.” Cawley says her beef is with the previous council – former mayor Charlie Cornfield and councillors Andy Adams, Ziggy Stewart, Mary Storry, Claire Moglove, Ryan M e n n i e, a n d Ro y Grant – who she says did nothing after she

made a presentation to city council in October complaining about the operation. Cornfield said at the time he did not have any information on the plant and there was not much council could do because the operation had already been approved. He also said it was not something “council had cooked up.” Coun. Stewart

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Jury to deliver verdict in murder trial PAUL RUDAN CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR

As Christopher Warren lay dead or dying from a deep stab wound to his back, his common-law wife Linda Mitchell can be heard yelling obscenities during the 911 call made by his daughter. “She’s screaming. She’s using foul language,” said Crown prosecutor David Sissons, in closing arguments to the jury, in B.C. Supreme Court in Campbell River. The jury of eight women and four men began deliberations Thursday following We d n e s d ay ’s c l o s ing arguments by the Crown and defence counsels. After a four-week trial, they must decide if Mitchell is guilty of second-degree murder or not guilty due to selfdefence or reasonable doubt. The jury may also consider the lesser charge of manslaughter. Mitchell, currently free on bail, limped into the courtroom, using a metal cane for support. Her long and wavy dirty blonde hair was pulled back from her face and tied with a pink elastic. She wore black snow boots, jeans and a black jacket, and listened quietly during the closing arguments. “There are two theories,” said defence lawyer Doug Marion.

“The fact is...the Crown doesn’t know. At this stage in the trial we’re supposed to know and we don’t.”

April 2, 2010 At trial, Mitchell testified she did not remember stabbing Warren, only recalling a “flash of metal.” In his summation, Marion claimed that a drunken Warren was beating on Mitchell’s head with the telephone handset when he was somehow stabbed in the middle of the back with a kitchen knife. It was almost 4 p.m., on April 2, 2010, when the blade was plunged 9.5 centimetres deep into Warren’s lung. He died shortly later in the apartment he shared with Mitchell at 645-9th Ave. The Crown contends Mitchell has never admitted to striking the “killing blow” and has repeatedly dodged questions about that fatal day by using “selective recall.” “She doesn’t want to be responsible for doing such a terrible thing,” Sissons said. “She is prepared to lie to mislead you.” On Wednesday morning, Marion told the jury that Mitchell “saw stars and was not herself ” after Mitchell beat her with the phone. As a result, she may have suffered a concussion which, combined with

heavy alcohol consumption over two straight days, led to her fragmented memory of the events. Mitchell was arrested at the apartment and spent six days incarcerated in the local RCMP cells. During this time she testified that she suffered from severe headaches, but was never attended to by a doctor. The Crown countered, indicating Mitchell never once asked for a doctor and never showed signs of any head trauma. She was attended to by a paramedic, and Sissons suggested her headaches could have been the result of a hangover, plus she was not taking her regular medication. After her ar rest, Mitchell also told an investigator that the blood found on her hands was her own when, in fact, DNA evidence showed it was Warren’s.

The Altercation What led to the altercation was not disputed. Both Mitchell and Warren drank regularly – he had a blood-alcohol level of .235 at the time of death – they had been drinking beer, and perhaps moonshine, early that day when she became enraged. Mitchell could not find her bank card or keys and accused War-

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ren of losing them. In a fit of anger, she called his mother who advised Mitchell to contact the proper authorities. But immediately after the call, the mother contacted Warren’s adult daughter, Erin, and asked her to go to the apartment to check on the couple. When Erin Warren arrived with her roommate, Nikki Barton, they found War ren bleeding profusely and near death. They also saw Mitchell come out of the bathroom. She started yelling at them and wanted the two women to leave. But Erin could not find the phone to call 911. Mitchell said Warren had hit her in the head with the phone so she should ask him where it was. Erin wound up using a neighbour’s phone and on the 911 recording, Mitchell is clearly heard raging and screaming obscenities. Barton also testified that Mitchell knew that Warren had been stabbed in the back. Police arrived at the apartment within minutes and found Mitchell in a much different state. She was curled up in a fetal position on a bed and appeared in a daze. That’s when, Sissons suggested, she started using the “can’t remember” story. “This is not someone ‘in a daze. She wants the girls out of there and she doesn’t want to do

anything to help at that point,” he said. In the few minutes between the mother’s phone call, the girls arriving and their 911 call, Marion said that Warren began beating Mitchell with the phone and had backed her into a corner in the kitchen. “He’s drunk, he’s angry...she’s terrified,” said Marion. “She’s drunk, she’s panicking...she’s entitled to defend herself.” He later added, “This is not a murder trial. At its highest mark, it’s a manslaughter trial.” But Sissons painted a different picture for the jury. He pointed to inaccuracies between Mitchell’s statements to police and her testimony during trial. “She did not plan this, but she intended to stick the knife in his back at that moment,” he said. Sissons also demonstrated how it would be impossible for Warren to self-inflict the fatal wound – a single penetration to the middle of his back with the point of the blade facing upwards. Warren never had any defensive wounds and neither did Mitchell. “In short, there’s no evidence of selfdefence,” Sissons told the jury. “This was a vicious act and I’m asking you to hold her accountable.” Watch for news of the verdict at www.campbellrivermirror.com

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Transit fees rise on April 2 There will also be just one zone fare KRISTEN DOUGLAS

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Transit fares are going up in April. City council approved rate changes last week that will bring transit prices up to par with other communities. Drew Hadfield, the city’s transportation manager, said a fare increase has been a long time coming. “The service has not had a review or adjustment in the fares for this service since 2004,” Hadfield said. “Typically, a fare review is undertaken every three-to-four years; therefore a fare increase is long overdue.” The city provides bus service in conjunction with BC Transit and Hadfield said Campbell River’s public transit performs at a high level compared to other transit services

in similar sized B.C. communities. As of April 2, a onezone ticket for an adult will cost $2, as opposed to the current $1.75. For seniors and youth (up to Grade 12) one zone will be $1.75, while the “children ride free program” will be extended to include kids up to age six. HandyDART fares will increase to $2.50, from $2 while children up to age six and attendants will be able to ride for free. “In g eneral, the Campbell River Transit System’s fares...are simply just on the low side when compared with its peers,” said Hadfield Fo r e x a m p l e, i n Nanaimo and on the Sunshine Coast, an adult cash fare is $2.25 while in Victoria, Mt. Waddington (North Island) and Powell River adult fares are $2.50. Under the new rate structure, the city also plans to eliminate the two-zone fare. Hadfield said the $2

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city,” Hadfield said. Ron Neufeld, the city’s manager of operations, said the fare increase is expected to generate an additional $50,000-$60,000. Hadfield acknowledged it’s possible raising the rates could cause a drop in ridership, but said there are a few strategies that can be used to reduce that risk. He said transit could promise future service increases or improvements to justify the fare increases.

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The community has one last chance to have a say in Campbell River’s future and to share its vision for the city. The city will hold a public hearing to review and comment on the Sustainable Official Community Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The plan is designed to guide city council in shaping the community’s future and includes the master transportation plan, the agriculture plan, energy and emissions plan, as well as zonings and land use for neighbourhoods.

Ross Blackwell, the city’s land use manager, said the hearing is the last chance for people to put their mark on the plan. “The public hearing is designed to give the broader community the opportunity to appear before council and speak on any aspect of the SOCP (Sustainable Official Community Plan) draft they feel is important to them,” Blackwell said. “It can be on things they appreciate in the plan or on any changes they’d like to see, and anything in between. The public hearing is not intended to be a debate but an opportunity for council to listen to input from the community.” The public hearing will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

DID YOU KNOW? Two-day building permits: In 2011, approximately 85 per cent of 133 building permits issued by the City of Campbell River for single family and duplex buildings were processed within two days.

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New construcƟon in 2011 in Campbell River was worth just under $50 million (includes residenƟal, commercial, industrial, government and insƟtuƟonal construcƟon.) ConstrucƟon generated just under $350,000 in building permit fees, down by about three per cent over 2010 numbers.

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The Campbell River Homelessness CoaliƟon is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for pilot projects to address homelessness in Campbell River. The CoaliƟon supports a Housing First approach. Housing First emphasizes client choice and is based on the idea that housing is central to recovery from homelessness. Adults experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness have been idenƟĮed as a priority. EOI must include: • A brief descripƟon of your organizaƟon’s mandate; • How your organizaƟon proposes to address one or more of the idenƟĮed priority areas; • A clear reŇecƟon of your partnership arrangements; and • A plan for ongoing Įnancial sustainability beyond the one year funding period. This is an EOI only and does not require a full proposal. EOIs must be typed (between two and four pages) and delivered to the City of Campbell River, (301 St. Ann’s Road, Campbell River, BC, V9W 4C7) no later than February 29, 2012 at 4:30pm. For more informaƟon, including guidelines for the submission of EOI visit the City of Campbell River website at www.campbellriver.ca and click on What’s New or contact the Chair of the Campbell River Homelessness CoaliƟon at crhomelessnesscoaliƟon@gmail.com. InformaƟon meeƟngs to review the guidelines will be as follows: February 10, 2012 3pm – 4:30pm, City Hall CommiƩee Room, 301 St. Ann’s Rd February 16, 2012 7pm – 8pm, Community Centre Room 2 (upstairs) 401 - 11th Avenue 301 St. Ann’s Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7 Telephone: 250-286-5700 info@campbellriver.ca www.campbellriver.ca Like us on Facebook @ City of Campbell River

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Official Community Plan TheCityofCampbellRiverhasbeenworkingonthedevelopmentofa draftsustainableOfficialCommunityPlan.ThedraftsustainableOfficial CommunityPlanrepresentstheculminationofapproximately18months ofvisioningandassessmentofopportunities,constraintsandnecessary actionstosetdirectioninareassuchaspreservationoftheenvironment, economicdevelopment,landuseplanning,growthmanagement,housing, infrastructure,transportation,energyandemissionsmanagement,open spaceplanning,keysocialandculturalaspectsofourcommunity, communityfacilitiesandservices,andthefoodsystem.TheCityis proposingtoadoptthisnewOfficialCommunityPlan(OCP)asBylawNo. 3475,2012andrescindthecurrentOfficialCommunityPlanBylawNo. 3150,2004.TheproposedOfficialCommunityPlanistoestablishpolicies toguidefuturegrowthanddevelopmentwithintheCityofCampbell River.  NoticeisherebygiventhatthePublicHearingregardingthiswillbeheldin theCouncilChambersofCityHalllocatedat301St.Ann’sRoadin CampbellRiver,B.C.at6:30p.m.onWednesday,February8,2012.  AcopyofthisproposalmaybeinspectedattheCityHall,LandUse ServicesDepartmentonanyregularbusinessdaybetweenthehoursof 8:30a.m.and4:30p.m.,MondaytoFridayinclusiveexceptStatutory Holidays.Todownloadacopy,thelinktothewebsitelocationis: http://sustainablecampbellriver.ca/?p=633  Allpersonswhobelievethattheirinterestinpropertyisaffectedbythe proposedBylawwillbeaffordedareasonableopportunitytobeheardor topresentwrittensubmissionsrespectingmatterscontainedintheBylaw thatisthesubjectofthishearing.Pleasenotethatlegalconsiderations preventCouncilfromreceivinganyrepresentationsorsubmissionsafter thecloseofthePublicHearing.  AspeakerslistwillbeavailableforpersonswishingtospeakatthePublic Hearing.Youmayregisterinadvancebycalling250Ͳ286Ͳ5700oratthe PublicHearing.  BylawNo:3475,2012. Contact:CityofCampbellRiver,RossBlackwell,LandUseServices Managerat250Ͳ286Ͳ5748.   RossBlackwell,MAP,MCIP,RP,A.Ag LandUseServicesManager


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Time to batten down the hatches Well, folks, time to batten down the hatches, the fiscal storm is about to hit. Or perhaps the more appropriate metaphor will be to tighten your We say: The Grim belts. The City of Campbell River is Tax Reaper is facing a $3.6 million deficit now that pounding on the it is finally facing the inevitable city’s door – the reassessment of the tax contribution to the city’s coffers from the Elk Falls pulp mill. The Catalyst-owned mill categorization was downgraded from a major industrial property to a less valuable business/

other classification. That results in a $1.8 million direct loss of tax revenue. Add to that a $1.1 million tax shortfall carried over from last year plus a $1.3 million increase in costs related to contract commitments and inflationary increases, according to Laura Ciarniello, the city’s general manager of corporate services. This is a far cry from the $550,000 deficit that a December report to council was projecting. That figure was based on the best-case scenario, i.e., the Catalyst contribution remained the same but that wasn’t ever going to happen, if not this year then certainly next year.

So, it means either a 24 per cent tax increase to maintain service levels or, as is most likely, a cut in services. Given that new mayor Walter Jakeway has prematurely promised there will be no new tax increase, we’re looking at significant cuts. This will please a portion of the population but are they really prepared for what that will mean? It will certainly reflect an uncommonly steadfast ideological belief on the part of Campbell River residents if this fiscal approach is implemented without significant wailing and gnashing of teeth. So, what are you willing to give up to forego a huge tax increase?

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Whatever happened to level playing fields? I would like to ask city council what makes the “Special Commercial Area” so special that they are blessed with an overnight change in the bylaws allowing their already existing tax exemptions (50 per cent for 20092012) to be doubled to 100 per cent for the following five years? What has happened in Campbell River’s Business community in regards to free enterprise and level playing fields? Has it not occurred to any of city council (since they unanimously adopted the Downtown Revitalization Amendment Bylaw No. 3472 last Tuesday) that giving unfair advantage to one segment of the city’s business area is to the detriment of the businesses operating with that same city? As Mayor Walter Jakeway said, there’s something happening there” with this specific development proposal and it should be opened up to debate and full disclosure; including all of Campbell River’s business owners in the forum. What will happen when the new and/or improved businesses in the Special Commercial Area bleed Campbell River’s other businesses dry of the few cusContinued on A9

How I intend to get through my golden years alive

Alistair Taylor Out On A Limb

Sunday’s Walk for Memory hit home for me because, well, I’m not as young as I used to be. None of us are. Although I like to think of myself as middle-aged, the likelihood of me living to 104 is pretty slim. You see, I was raised on the Scottish diet for the first 18 years of my life. I’m doomed. Vegetable? What’s that? Sunday’s event was a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. and included an appearance by the plucky Mae Noble who is the kind of person that you can’t help but cheer for. Mae has become our region’s spokesperson for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease which she and an alarmingly high number of her family are struggling with. And many across the country are.

It’s estimated that 500,000 Canadians are dealing with dementia. But aging is not necessarily about Alzheimer’s – it isn’t just a disease of the elderly. The talk of aging and dementia, which we all fear, has been on my mind, particularly after I attended a talk in the fall at the (appropriately) aging Willow Point Hall by Gary Anaka an aging specialist. It was entitled Brain Wellness – The Secrets for Longevity! Anaka has written a great little book that has become like a handbook on the subject. It’s called Brain Wellness – The Secrets for Longevity : Discover How to Maintain your Brain Plasticity for Life : the New Amazing Frontier of Hope. That’s what was great about Anaka’s presentation, it provided tips – a blueprint – on not only how

to forestall the effects of aging, but reverse them in some cases. It’s no big secret. It all comes down to the same health tips for any age: eat more fruits and vegetables; exercise regularly; stimulate your brain with good activities (Bach not Black Sabbath; crosswords not hours of sitting in front of the T.V.); and did I say exercise already? Anaka calls himself a brain coach and his presentation is certainly uplifting without being pseudo-cultish. It’s all science and it emphasizes how much we’ve learned about aging in the last 20 years or so (and how much more we need to know). There’s actually been a lot of practical information uncovered. Anaka provides 20 brain smart lifestyle choices to prevent aging and they’re

along the lines of my preview list above. Next time he’s in town – and I believe he will be brought back – you should go check him out. He’ll give you some tools to grow older gracefully. Anaka said and it was also mentioned at Sunday’s Walk for Memories that Canada is on the cusp of a dementia crisis and our health system is not ready for it. Baby Boomers are entering their senior years and the sheer numbers dictate that the incidence of dementia is going to be high. Tie into that the lack of knowledge we’ve had up until a few years ago about how to age wisely, we’re facing a big crunch. But aging doesn’t have to be about dementia so, excuse me, I’m going for a walk. Pass the celery.


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Continued from A8 tomers that keep them afloat? Is city council blind to the fact that they are bleeding their own city’s businesses dry in order to try and give life support to a small portion of the downtown area? How is it possible that this is being overlooked? Some special interests are obviously being served here. Have none of the city’s councillors ever owned a commercial property? If not, have they ever entertained the notion of hiring business advisors (as the running of a city is essentially the running of a business) so as to foresee the ramifications which such nonsensical business practices as these produce? Did you truly not glean any business sense from the recent economic bailouts? It is a shame that part of the downtown core kept their leases high while not maintaining their properties but that was their choice under a free enterprise system. Bailing them out is most definitely giving way to special interests at the cost of those already facing down the struggles of trying to keep their own businesses afloat. If city council is open to giving tax incentives, those incentives should be open to all businesses. For example, of a business invests their own capital in improving their property, they could then submit their receipts for a 100 per cent credit of the balance, to be deducted from their following year’s commercial property tax. This would keep our entire community looking well-maintained as several business areas of Campbell River are in a poor state. One last thought: Mayor Jakeway was also reported as saying, “We had an initiative come at us right out of the blue since being sworn in.” Did any of the new council consider that perhaps their inexperience and eagerness to promote change may make them easily manipulated? Please sit back and take a moment to consider the consequences for all involved before rushing into such matters such as this one. Lee Waldo Campbell River

“What could be nicer than fresh and broccoli plants “resting” in spinach, lettuce and greens early the greenhouse waiting for the in the spring?” warmth to arrive, as well as letThat line caught my attention as tuces in the cold frame and onions I perused the latest edition of the in the garden that have overwinlocal garden club newsletter. tered and will take off early. Sally Watson, a dynamic memOne of the great benefits of ber of that growing organization, belonging to our garden club is is reminding us all to start plantthat those of us who are eager to ing our spring vegetables patch. learn more about the secrets of She goes on to say, “This is the growing food benefit by listentime of year that garing to “the masters” and deners get restless and then sharing what we the easiest fix is to have learn with others. something growing on I am experimenting, for a window sill in our the first time, with overhouses. Then it’s ready wintering vegetables. to go outdoors when the The onions and garlic soil warms to the correct which were planted in temperature for the vegthe late summer are etables in question. That thriving despite snow Morgan Ostler and lashing rain. is 10 degrees for the early Urban Gardener starters.” The broad beans, Sally goes on to explain that planted in October have really “experienced Island gardeners taken a beating due to some will tell you that it simply isn’t severe wind and snow storms. The worth putting vegetable plants or plants are almost two feet tall and seeds out in the garden too early are tied to sturdy stakes. After a – nothing will happen until that severe temperature drop they wilt rush of warm spring air arrives totally yet once the air warms to warm the soil and start everythey rally once more. thing growing. This does not preI am looking forward to the clude starting things off indoors beans ripening in late spring as so that you are well ahead when they are rich in nutrients and will the warmth arrives. As the days make an interesting substitute for get longer this gets easier and the tinned garbanzos used in my easier.” family’s favourite hummus recipe. Sally tells us that she already A slow walk around the mucky has a pot of garlic nine inches garden after each storm is a great high in her kitchen window growway of cheering oneself up and ing great guns and her spouse, sustaining that important sense Malcolm, has small cauliflower of anticipation.

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| CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012

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Do your kids a favour and take them outside Today’s youngsters are losing that close connection to Mother Earth. The term “Naturedeficit Disorder” refers to this ecological poverty, a burgeoning problem that warrants on-going discussion. At the end of elementary school, few students have seen a coyote, an elk or a beaver, while many have never held a frog, heard an owl or learned to identify backyard birds. Yet children possess an inbor n af finity for the natural world, described by Edward

O. Wi l s o n i n h i s resulted in humanity’s hypothesis by the term hyper involvement and “biophilia.” a major shift The ter m aw ay f ro m literally spending time translates outdoors. as “love of Acclaimed life or living artist and natsystems.” uralist, Robert Social theoBateman, crysrist Erich tallized his F r o m m thoughts on described a the subject by Christine Scott basic psystating that, for Island Wild ch o l o g i c a l the first time in orientation in humans history, our connection that draws them to all with the natural world that is alive and vital. threatens to be broken The invention of TV, by the majority of an gadgetry and – most entire generation, and insidious of all – cell- perhaps generations to phones and texting, come.

Many fear that mankind may face a future filled with physical, neurological and social problems if this trend cannot be reversed. Simply put, children deserve the gift of regular contact with nature, and will suffer without it. Lear ning about plants and animals has proven particularly therapeutic for children with autism spectrum or attention disorders. Pursuing a family nature walk several times a week allows little ones to fill their

pockets with rocks, climb trees and puddle about in a creek. Changing seasons bring magic, with dripping icicles, sticky tree buds, rainbows of flowers and autumnal colour changes. Increasing resources and promoting the nature-child connection will divert future generations from the over-stimulation and dangers of a virtual world. Parents and teachers should take every opportunity to encourage this connection. wildernesswest@shaw.ca

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Congratulations! The staff of Scotiabank Campbell River branch congratulate Elaine Popove of Fashion Aid for her appearance on CBC’s Dragons’ Den.

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Long-time collections and exhibit manager Sandra Parrish is the new associate director at the Museum at Campbell River.

More museum duties Sandra Parrish has been appointed Associate Director of the Museum at Campbell River. “Sandra has contributed to impressive milestones during her 27 years at the museum and has always excelled at new challenges,” says Lesia Davis, the museum’s outgoing executive director. In 1996, Sandra was appointed as Collections and Exhibits

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Hurricanes split Peoples Drug Mart and peoples Pharmacy Peewee Hurricanes had another busy weekend of hockey, hosting Peninsula and Nanaimo last weeekend. The Hurricanes dominated the first period Saturday at Rod Brind’ Amour Arena against Peninsula, with two unassisted goals from Martine Thompson and Cassidy Bellavance. However the girls seemed to get caught up in the aggressive play, allowing Peninsula to tie it up in the second period of the game. The Hurri-

canes fought hard, but an early third period goal from Peninsula ended the scoring for both teams and the Hurricanes came out on the wrong end of a 3-2 final score. S u n d ay ’s g a m e brought equal competion for the Hurricanes, but the ever persistent girls were not going to allow another loss. The Hurricanes remembered their core skills, making better, smarter passes. The Hurricanes’ Hailey Hunter found the net first with an assist from Bellavance. Nanaimo fought back and tied

the game up. But it was short lived, as both Bellavance and Hunter found the net, tallying two more unassisted goals for the Campbell River team and going into the second frame with a two goal lead. Nanaimo’s second goal of the game would be the only goal for either team in the second period of play. Hurricane Kylie Scammell’s first goal of the game at the 13 minute mark of the third remained the only goal for both teams in the last period of play, giving the Hurricanes a 4-2 victory.

Savannah Pare, left, from Phoenix school won a gold medal at the Campbell River Invitational Wrestling tournament at Carihi last weekend.

Wrestlers dominate tourney Juniors in the house C a m p b e l l R ive r hosted its annual Junior curling bonspiel last Saturday. A total of eight teams competed in the “Novice” Division with Josh Jensen’s Courtenay team taking first place. Taking the last four positions in the standings were the local teams skipped

by Madison Turgeon, D ay t o n B e l a n k o , Keaton Norton, and Isaiah Sheppard. In the “Experienced” Division a Nanaimo team, skipped by John MacDonald, defeated a local team, skipped by Alx Stoyles, to take first place. Stoyles took second with Qualicum’s Christine

Patterson’s team curling well enough to take third place. The curlers demonstrated great sportsmanship at all times and made many new friends. The local committee would like to thank all the parents for supporting their children by coming out and taking in the action.

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Campbell River wrestlers excelled at their own tournament last Saturday, winning every single category. Carihi hosted the fourth annual Campbell River Invitational Wrestling Tournament which saw wrestlers from Carihi, Timberline, Phoenix, Southgate and the Campbell River Christian School take on teams from Port Hardy, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Victoria. Team standings for all four categories were topped by schools: Junior Girls

– Phoenix; Junior Boys – Phoenix; Senior Girls – Carihi; and Senior Boys – Timberline. Phoenix’s Hailey Dean (51 kg) and Savannah Pare (60 kg) topped the podium with gold medals followed by second place Aden Lovely (43 kg), Kyla May (47 kg) and Kristine Osachuck (51 kg). Megan Nuttall (54 kg) finished third. Other top six finishers were Larissa Melville and Alexis Verschuur (47 kg), Gena Bannerman (54 kg), Amanda Anderson (60 kg) and Greta Hamilton (64 kg).

Southgate’s lone gold medal was awarded to Conlan Foy (41 kg) and the balance of the Junior Boys category was dominated by the Phoenix boys with golds for Dawson Jordan (48 kg), Michael Herman (54 kg), Duc Ngo (57 kg) and Denis Parsey (60 kg). One bronze finish for Petro Kindy-Olsen (70 kg) while Campbell River Christian School’s Adam Guilderson placed a solid second in the 60 kg division. Other top six finishers included: Liam Ross (57 kg), Dylan Sparling and Skylar

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HEWETT, James August 28, 1917 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; January 29, 2012 Jim passed away peacefully at Campbell River Hospital, after living a long, healthy and active life. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Verna in 2002 and is survived by his children: Bill (Yvonne), Pat (Mel) Turner and Jim (Marje); his 7 grandchildren: Scott (Maggie), Kevin, Julie (James) Zinck, Laura (Darren) Patrick, Daniel, Mark and Alison; his 5 great grandchildren: Spencer, Gabe and Analeigh Hewett and Ella and Tyler Zinck. Jim was born in Newcastle, England and immigrated to North Vancouver with his family at the age of 3. He served as a signalman in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II where he met and married Verna. They built their ďŹ rst home in West Vancouver. Jim volunteered for many years with Scouts Canada and the West Vancouver Volunteer Fire Department. In his retirement years, he and Verna built a new home on Mayne Island and some years later, moved to Ladysmith. They enjoyed many years of sailing and traveling. Jim amazed his family with his energy, his work ethic, and his craftsmanship. His cheerful whistling in his workshop and the beautiful grandfather clocks he made, will be a lasting memory. There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anything that Jim didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think he could ďŹ x! The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Campbell River Hospital, as well as the caregivers who looked after him at home for the last few months. We will be making a donation to The BC Cancer Agency and the Campbell River Hospital Foundation in his name. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Norma Jean Papso Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with great sadness that we share the untimely passing of Norma Jean Papso (nee Hunden). Norma was 69 with an upcoming birthday on March 12th. In her younger years Norma Jean was one of the Pink Ladies who loved to drive stock cars at the Saratoga Speedway, she loved to sing on the radio, and was proud to hold the highest ten pin bowling score at the Courtenay Bowling alley for many years! In her later years, Norma Jean lived in Sayward where she was employed by Canada Post as a mail courier. During this time she made many friends and never let the weather get her down. Norma Jean lived her remaining years at Stories Beach. During this time she provided care for her long-time partner, kept very close to her grandson, remained active in the community and concentrated on spending time with her beloved friends. Norma Jean will be missed by her long time partner Ted, her sister-in-law Sherry, daughter Robyn, Robynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partner Jonathan, grandson Zachariah, step children Laurie, Robert, and Valerie, Tedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extended family as well as many friends. Norma was predeceased by her loving son Michael Dale Papso who passed away January 28th 1991. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre at 1426 Ironwood Road Campbell River on Friday February 3rd at 3pm. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.suttonsfuneralhome.com

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July 15, 1920 ~ Calgary, Alberta January 27, 2012 ~ Campbell River, BC Ernie was predeceased by his loving wife Peggy of 69 years; and his daughter, Gayle. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (John) and son, Glenn (Shannon); his grandchildren: Lorri-Anne, Tricia (Curt), Meagan (Brett), Patrick (Alicia), Steve (Katy), Geoffrey and Shawna (Jason); as well as ten Great Grandchildren. Ernie was a man who enjoyed family, friends, conversation and a good laugh. Once discharged from the Army he spent 35 years working in the woods for his beloved MacMillan Bloedel. Starting at Northwest Bay in 1947 as a faller to Camp Manager of Menzies Bay Division where he retired in the fall of 1982. Stops along the way included three different occasions at Northwest Bay, Port Hardy, Franklin River, Iron River, Camp 5 and Kennedy Lake. Ernie enjoyed his work, took great pride and was most respected for his devotion to safety performance that improved in every location that he worked at. Ernie was a devoted Shriner, Legionnaire and Veteran. Our family is extremely proud of the man he was, as well as the impact he has left on us all. In this time of sadness we take great solace in the reunion of Ernie and Peggy. In respecting Ernieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes there will be no service of remembrance. A Family gathering will be held at a later date. Friends who so wish may make donations in Ernieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to the Campbell River Shrine Club, PO Box 176, Campbell River, BC, V9W 5A7

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Donna Marjorie Grey (nee Ashton) March 10, 1936 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; January 29, 2012

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 NLT Holy Bible: â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we are always conďŹ dent, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully conďŹ dent, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies for then we will be at home with the Lord.â&#x20AC;? We grieve not as those who have no hope but we rejoice in knowing that Donna has left her earthly body to be home in the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus, where she longed to be. We look forward to the day we will be with her where she is. Left behind for now are her children: Laurie (Paul) Enns, Ronnie (Linda) Burchert, Cathy (Brent) Warriner, Kelly (Joanne) Burchert, Bonnie (Ernie) Johnson; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and many brothers, sisters, family members and friends. We love you and will miss youâ&#x20AC;Ś till then. Donnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes were for a quiet graveside service. She will be laid to rest at Cape Mudge Cemetery along side her late husband Alfred Grey. Donations can be made in her honour to the BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, 4480 Oak St., Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.suttonsfuneralhome.com

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In loving memory of Braydin Nov.5 1981 - Jan.24 2012 Braydin passed peacefully in his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arms Tuesday evening at Canucks place childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospice after a long battle with a rare disorder (Hunters Syndrome). Braydin was our little warrior and shining light to all who met him and a messenger of unconditional love to his family. Braydin will be survived by his mother: Tabitha Hulbert, stepdad Dan Dickau, baby sister Hailey Hulbert, papa Adam Hulbert (Nana Vera Mort), grandma Sandra Sewid, uncle Ronnie Sewid (children Tanisha and Kelly), father Derick Weatherall and many loving uncles, aunties, and cousins. Please in lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers Braydinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family has asked that donations be sent to Canucks place childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospice. McLeans Funeral Services (604)847-3477


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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: GOLD earring with diamonds, at Salvation Army Church parking lot. Call to identify (250)923-8729.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

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CELEBRATIONS

95th Birthday Party

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Come on board Australia’s biggest and best aquaculture company – Tassal Group, ASX listed, employing over 780 people and marketing 65% of the Tasmanian salmon industry’s production. Tassal is a pragmatic and vertically integrated company with a “farm to plate” focus which includes hatchery, farming, processing, administration, distribution, sales and marketing and everything else in between. We are looking for experienced operators for our various sites around Tasmania, Australia – which is one of the most ideal locations in the world. Are you looking for a new challenge? A new opportunity? A chance to relocate and start fresh? If we have the right job for you, we are able to offer not only a fantastic career related challenge and journey but also lifestyle advantages. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to reflect the level of experience you can bring on board. If this is an opportunity to good to ignore and you want the opportunity to work down under and join your fellow Canadians, please send a cover letter and resume to recruitments@tassal.com.au.

BOB & PHYLIS CRUMBACK ARE CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF MARRIAGE! In honour of this their children will be having an Open House February 4, 4-6pm in the meeting room at 280 South Dogwood Street, behind the Baptist Church.

ANNA WAGNER’S

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PERSONALS AVALON RELAXATION Massage. Certified European Masseuse. An exquisite escape. 250-204-0956 By Appt.

HELP WANTED

Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

ORACLE TUTORING TUTORING

Grades K - 12 & College •All subjects

PRIVATE SCHOOL Grades 6 - 12

•Small class size •Academic focus CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

ISLAND CARETAKER POSITION: Live in, full time, salaried assistant caretaker couple

Is expanding our culinary team. If you have what it takes, pssion and Ňair for preparing great food that your family would be proud of - then Quay West is loolking for you.

• SOUS CHEF

• LINE COOKS

Send us your resume quaywest@telus.net 921 Island Highway 250-286-9988

LOCATION; A private island with multiple buildings and modern infrastructure systems, in the vicinity of Whaletown Bay, Cortes Island, BC RESPONSIBILITIES/REQUIREMENTS • Mature couple in good health, valid driver’s licence, good driving record, minimum basic first aid, and stable employment history. • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with other personnel in a semi-remote location. • Basic clerical and computer literacy. • Experience operating equipment and machinery. Have mechanical aptitude. Be familiar with electrical and water systems. • Experience in operations of equipment & machinery, knowledge of mechanics, electrical, water systems, generators and overall building maintenance. • General knowledge in grounds keeping, gardening and housekeeping. A fully furnished 2 bedroom home including utilities is provided. PLEASE SUBMIT RESUMES TO: SUBTLE ISLAND ENTERPRISES INC: FAX: 250-935-8501 • EMAIL: sie@twincomm.ca MAIL: P.O. BOX 286, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0

MATH GROUPS Grades 10-12

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250-830-0295 WEEKEND COURSE FIREARMS TRAINING & C.O.R.E. Non Restricted & restricted. C.O.R.E. Course starts: Fri. Feb. 10 6:00pm-10:00pm

St. John Ambulance, a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of Canadians through first aid training and community service, is currently seeking a part-time Office Assistant at its Campbell River Branch. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing customer service including retail sales and office support. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma with office administration or retail sales training or experience. Proficient in data entry and computer programs is an asset. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with a covering letter before February 6, 2012. Mail to: Branch Manager, St. John Ambulance, 170 Dogwood St, Campbell River, BC V9W 2X8. Fax to: 250-287-4679 or E-mail: criver@ bc.sja.ca We thank all candidates for their interest but only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Sat. Feb. 11 8am-noon C.O.R.E. continues Feb. 13, 14, 15th 6:00pm-10 Aboriginal Learning Centre Beside Thunderbird Hall Two pieces of ID required. For info contact: Granlund Firearms 250-286-9996 Tyee Marine 250-287-2641.

HELP WANTED An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051


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HELP WANTED ATTENDANCE PROGRAMS YOUTH COUNSELLOR

Area Planner

Western Forest Products Inc. is currently seeking an Area Planner to join the Holberg Forest Operation, 45 minutes west of Port Hardy. Port Hardy, a welcoming community of just under 5,000 people is at the northern end of beautiful Vancouver Island and the gateway to Cape Scott Provincial Park. Found in the heart of a wilderness paradise Port Hardy is brimming over with recreational opportunities for kayakers, bird watchers, canoeists, cyclists, divers, hikers, hunters, and fresh or salt water fishing.

required by The John Howard Society of North Island. This is a casual, as needed position. Please refer to www.jhsni.bc.ca & see employment opportunities for details. Deadline: 4:30pm on February 6, 2012.

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UNDER $499

DANCE INSTRUCTOR NEEDED. Permanent, 40/hrs/wk, $35/hr. 3 years proven professional stage performance experience is required. Must be able to teach all ages and levels. Send resume or bio to crdancextreme@yahoo.ca

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

KING MATTRESS & BOXSPRING, top of the line pocket coil / pillow top, excellent cond. $425. (250)923-5801

AUTO TECHNICIAN- Casual P/T, 2nd or 3rd licensed tech is required by Ironwood Automotive. Call Steve (250)9144151. Email: candsironwood@shaw.ca

Seeking experienced PROCESSOR OPERATOR for falling & processing work on Vancouver Island. Full time & year round employment. Excellent wage & benefit package. Possibility of relocation cost coverage for the right applicant. TEL: 250-286-1148 FAX: 250-286-3546 kdcon@telus.net

CARPENTER/Handyman seeks work. Excellent references. Own tools and transportation. Jim. 250-203-7368.

PERSONAL SERVICES HELP WANTED

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD?

FUEL/FIREWOOD

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

COLON HYDROTHERAPY, Pauline Wolf, CHHP, I-ACT Certified. TOXIC COLON? Fatique? Constipation? Bloating? Gas? Heartburn? Indigestion? Headaches? 250-287-8583 Campbell River pauline01.wordpress.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY LICENSED Carpenter, available for work. Mark 250650-9268 WCB Insured.

ELECTRICAL ELECTRICIAN Small jobs to new construction. B Connected Electrical. 250-204-2168. www.bzzzt.ca

HOME IMPROVEMENTS IMPROVE YOUR SPACE Design Ideas Carpentry, Re-Facing Fireplaces & Ceramic Tile, Windows & Doors, Bathrooms General Renovations, 30 Years Experience. For FREE ESTIMATE call

STEVE 250-287-0083

HOME REPAIRS

Full-Time Fisheries Biologist

Full-Time Fisheries Technician Applicants must have a technical diploma or bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences. Previous field experience in coastal BC (minimum 1 field season), strong organizational and communication skills, mechanical ability, small boat handling experience, willingness to travel to and work in remote areas as well as a valid BC driver’s licence are required. This person will work with senior staff to assist with field projects and office activities.

Part-Time or Full-Time Administrative Assistant Applicants must have strong customer service, communication and computer skills and have operating knowledge of office technologies. The administrative assistant will perform front-end receptionist duties as well as executive assistant duties. Multi-tasking and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are essential. Please su bmit resume, cover letter, and references by Friday February 17, 2012 (Attn: Jen Russell). Positions to start immediately. Wages are industry-competitive. T: 250-949-9450 · F: 250-949-7656 · PO Box 2760 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 T: 250-949-9450 · F: 250-949-7656 · PO Box 2760 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 T: 250-285-0005 660A Island Highway Campbell River, BC. V9W 2C3 info@pacificus.ca · www.pacificus.ca info@paci¿cus.ca · www.paci¿cus.ca

FAUTH’S Releveling Service. How level is your mobile home? (Qualicum Beach), call Harvey at 250-752-8086.

LANDSCAPING LIVE-IN CAREGIVER, Full Time, that can do varied shifts. Pls call 250-830-0843

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CURT’S LANDSCAPING tree service, stump removal,landscaping installations, hedge trimming, pruning, brush chipping, fruit and ornamental tree pruning. Free estimates. Call (250)830-8776

PAINTING DIAL A PAINTER Call Geri 250-287-7757.

PETS

Certified Electrician

Western Forest Products Inc. is currently seeking a Journeyman Electrician Certified for the Province of British Columbia to join the Duke Point Sawmill, located south of Nanaimo, BC. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Certified Electrician will perform a full range of journeyman level Electrician duties utilizing considerable initiative and judgment and in accordance with blueprints, diagrams, electrical and building codes, regulations and company policy. A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php This is an USW hourly union position with a Certified Rate of $33.47 per hour and a comprehensive benefit package. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/collective_agreements.php The successful candidate will be team orientated with an ability to deliver results that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the business. He/she will have the ability to adopt and encourage innovative thinking that contributes to achieving practical solutions to complex problems. Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Fri., Feb.10/12 Reference Code: Electrician, DP

PETS 2 FREE indoor/outdoor kitties. 8 yrs. old. Gold tabby/grey. Must Move. 250-923-9896 SHIH-TZU/MALTESE cross puppes. Born Jan. 16. Raised in our home. Ready for Mar. 1. 250-287-3386

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Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences and previous field experience in coastal BC. Applicants must also have strong organizational skills, excellent technical writing and project management skills, and the ability to work in remote settings and coordinate field activities. Candidates must have a valid B.C. driver’s licence and electrofishing certification. Consulting industry experience with extensive working knowledge of fisheries requirements related to industrial developments and their impact is desirable as are valid certifications (i.e. First Aid, Swiftwater safety, WCB diving). This person will design and undertake fish and fish habitat field evaluations, manage projects, supervise field crews, and prepare technical reports and proposals.

FRIENDLY FRANK 1950’s Buffet Hutch. Pecan wood w/glass doors. 6’x6’. $90. 250-923-9896.

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WORK WANTED

Application Deadline: Fri., Feb.10/12 Reference Code: Area Planner, HFO

HELP WANTED

PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

MEDICAL HEALTH

A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php The successful candidate will be team orientated with an ability to deliver results that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the business. He/she will have the ability to adopt and encourage innovative thinking that contributes to achieving practical solutions to complex problems.

HELP WANTED

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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Reporting to the Operations Planners, this full time position will be a critical role in Holberg’s Planning Department. You must be able to provide leadership in safety and stewardship for members in the Planning Department, complete and manage budgets, contributing to timber development for an annual cut of 500,000 M3, block development planning, Timber sort and block margin forecasting, supervise contractors and staff (layout, cruising, terrain, bridge designs, post harvest assessments, etc.) in addition to a multitude of other tasks and responsibilities.

Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

PERSONAL SERVICES

DRY FIR. $140/load. Split & delivered. 250-203-5324. 1/2 loads avail. Lrge Order Disc. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD. SEASONED READY to burn firewood, cut, split. Delivered $140/cord. Call 871-1056 Sayward to Fanny Bay & Islands SPLIT FIR Firewood, true cords/seasoned, $150/cord. Phone 250-650-4060.

GARAGE SALES 152 MCLEAN, Sat Feb 4, 8am-noon. Estate sale w/all sorts of household items. Antiques, dishes, yard tools, freezer, hand tools, Xmas decor, bookshelves, too much to list! Rain or Shine

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED WE BUY OLD AND USED Sterling, Coins, Military, Tools, Musical Inst., China, Clocks, Furn., Jewelry, Art, Cameras, Records, Fishing CR, Courtenay, Comox Free House calls 204-1237

REAL ESTATE ACREAGE LANGLEY, BC, 31.24 acres In ALR, flat land, good drainage, creek. 10 acres in cottonwood trees balance in mixture of pasture & bush. Qualifies for farm taxes. Older barn. Lovely building site for dream home. Drilled well, plentiful excellent water, designated septic field. 5 Mins to hospital, shopping complex, and indoor pool. $1,800,000. (604)534-2748

HOUSES FOR SALE PARKSVILLE STAYCATION in 2 bdrm condo on ocean bay, sleeps 6, 2 baths, full kitchen, W/D, wireless, access to indoor hot tub, pool, exercise room. Out door hot tub and Kayaking. Available April 1 to 8. $850. Contact 250-2870407. Confirmation Provided.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Instructor, English Comox Valley, Campbell River & Port Alberni Campuses Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to posting #100327.


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RENTALS

RENTALS

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TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

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TOWNHOUSES

CARS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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WILLOW POINT, 2 bdrm patio home within a quiet seniors complex, 55+, covered carport, all appls incl’d, $880 mo, avail March 1. 250-203-2343.

FOR LEASE: 900/2604 sqft, 220 Dogwood Plaza. Reasonable rate. (250)286-6865.

1650sq.ft. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. Upscale townhome in Georgia Park. 5 appl. N/S. Small pets considered. Avail. Feb. 1 $1150/mnth. 250-201-8585

2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

2007 RAPTOR 36’ toy hauler 5th wheel, 12’ garage, Onan generator, 2 slides, 3 axle, $35,000 obo. 250-371-1134.

2 BDRM, 1.5 bath, All appl & w/d. Great location. N/P, N/S. $850/mnth. Available March. 250-202-0060

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C.R. 1-BDRM, near Rotary Beach Park. Clean, quiet. N/P, N/S, $580 mo. 250-287-3990.

DISCOVERY VILLAGE 104 283-1st. Ave Campbell River

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OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE #1 – 1830 Doyle Rd Sat, Feb 4, 1 – 3pm. RIVERS EDGE TOWNHOMES 3 Brdms, 1.5 bath. Quick access to fishing, hiking, & downtown. Newer spacious open concept living/kitchen. 5 appliances, which includes dishwasher and in suite laundry. Walk in closet in master. Phone & cable connections in each bedroom. 250. 286. 6133 for info

REAL ESTATE SERVICES FOR LEASE (C.R.). Ground Floor (993 sq/ft), turn key office space. Downtown with parking. Avail Apr. 1/12 (or sooner). Call 250-287-2200.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

Friendly onsite Managers 24 hr. One, two, and three bedroom Apts, 3 bdrm townhomes, 1 1/2 baths, set in a lovely quiet area next to the hospital & medical clinics. Schools two blocks away, close to all shopping & on the bus route. Ask about our bonus incentives and monthly draws. To view please call Christine at 250-286-3890 or 250-914-1049 fax 250-286-3803 Zero tolerance for any criminal activity & drugs GORGE VIEW APT 258 Gorge Road East Stes avail. - Some Immed. 1 Bdrm $860; 2 Bdrms $1120; 2 Bdrm & den $1125. Amenities incl’s indoor pool, fitness facilities, above grnd and parkade pkg, on site laundry. Onsite staff avail. Please call Sue or Elena 250-380-6566 Email: gvapts@shaw.ca PARK WEST APTS 55 Bay Street Stes avail. - some immed. 1 Bdrms from $875; 2 bdrms from $1125. Close to Victoria downtown, Save-On, Starbucks & transportation. Please Call Wendy 250-590-7505 Email: pw@ramco.ca WETHERBY APTS FOR SENIORS ONLY 55+ Spacious stes Avail. - some immed. Bach $750; 1 bdrm $890; 2 bdrms $1075 & up. Close to buses, Hillside Mall, doctors, dentists all within walking distance. Seniors lifestyle of convenience & comfort. On site laundry, social room. Staff available. Please call Bonny 250-598-1650 Email: weth@ramco.ca SEAGATE APTS 707 Esquimalt Road Stes avail. - some immed. 1 bdrm $875 & up; 2 bdrms $1010 & up. Indoor pool, exercise rm and many other fitness amenities. Full view of Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please call Sylvia 250-383-1731 Email: sea@ramco.ca

2-Bdrm avail immediately. Orchard Park Apts. Secure building, oversize suites, large/ quiet private yard, indoor cat welcome, on-site laundry. Ref req’d. To view call 250-9140105

Water and City views. Newly updated 1 bdrm, and 3 bdrm with large balcony & beautiful views. Walk to shopping and all amenities. Heat, parking & storage incl with onsite laundry. Contact resident manager

250-287-7763

RENOVATED CONDO, 2 Bdrm, 5 new appl, close to buses & NIC/Timberline. $750/mth. 1 sm pet allowed. 250-287-3556 SEAVIEW MANOR, 1 & 2 BDRM Apts. Quiet, secure, includes heat & hot water onsite Manager. Call 250-2866513 or 250-204-5799. ST. ANDREWS Village. Large bright 1 & 2 Bedroom renovated apartments in quiet crime free building. Non smoking, near hospital. (250) 287-3556 Turnkey Ocnfrt. 1 Bed. Avail. immed.N/S,N/P, $1,100/1,250 Mo. Call Carol 250-286-1187

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 2 BDRM Apartment in triplex, Ground floor. Handy Downtown. Laundry in bldg. N/S, N/P. Ph 250-286-6454 3 BDRM duplex. Stories Beach area. F/S W/D. Ref’s req’rd. No Pets. Avail. Mar. 15. $750/mnth. 250-287-9959 CAMPBELL RIVER- 2 bdrm 4-plex, near ocean/schools, town. Hrdwd flrs, new exterior/paint, W/D. Available now. $695./mo. Call 250-889-9353. boarsnest@shaw.ca CAMPBELL RIVER 2bdrm apt in centrally located 4-plex. Adult oriented. No Pets. N/S. Refs $625+util. 250-830-4686. CAMPBELL RIVER- 2 bdrm duplex, F/S, W/D, wood stove, close to hospital & town. NS/NP. $750. (250)286-4238. CAMPBELL RIVER- 3 Bdrm Townhouse (Campbell River). This townhouse is located on Doyle Rd (minutes from downtown),the main floor is an open concept with in suite laundry & Powder room; all bedrooms are on the 2nd floor the master bedroom has a walk in closet. Fabulous location if you love fishing, hiking, and shopping. Starting at $975/mo. Phone 250-286-6133. CENTRAL CR: 3 bdrm duplex, big kitchen, big yrd, close to schools/hospital, gas heat. NS/NP. $895. Avail Mar 1. 250-287-2483, 250-287-0654.

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HOMES FOR RENT 1623 PERKINS RD. Newly reno’d cozy, 1 bdrm w/loft. Woodstove, lots of storage, all appl. Fully fenced yard for right dog. $900/mnth. Avail. Feb.15 or Mar. 1. 250-2021116 3 BDRM RANCHER. Willow Point. Heat & hot water incl. $1250/mnth. Avail. Mar 1. 250203-9924 or 250-923-5104. AVAIL IMMED. 3 bdrm. Double wide trailer with F/S,W/D. $950/mnth. Call 250-286-3074 or 250-204-5005. BLACK CREEK- 1 bdrm house. March. 1, N/S. Laundry facilities incld. Lrg fenced yard. $675/mo + dd. (250)337-8360. CAMPBELL RIVER- 4 bdrms, 3 bath ocean view home on .5 acre near Painters Lodge. 5 appls, gas furnace. N/S. Avail March 1. Refs req’d. $1400/mo + damage deposit. E-mail discoverydrive@live.ca or call 250-287-2095. CAMPBELL RIVER- centrally located, cute 2 bdrm home, ocean view, W/D, D/W, garage. Lots of storage & large fenced yard. N/S, pets neg. $900./mo + util. Available now. Call 250-339-9924. CAMPBELL RIVER- renovated 2 bdrm mobile trailer. Avail February. NP/NS. $850./mo. Leave msg at (250)923-2671. MINUTES FROM Storries Beach, long term tenant, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F/S, D/W, airtight, carport, lrg storage, garden. N/S. Refs. Mar 1. $785. 250-923-1359, 4pm-6pm only. NEAR SEQUOIA Springs golf course (Campbell River), beautiful 2 bdrm patio home, den, lrg kitchen, quality appls, hot water on demand, fireplace, dbl garage, avail immed, $1150, 250-338-2472. NEW WILLOWPt.OGRancher, $1195,1302sqft,3bdrm/2bath, 5 appls. NS! LT 604-727-3141. SOINTULA, (N. Island) ocean front/view suites/all inclusive. Weekly, monthly, $200 week. (250)230-6722

CAMPBELL RIVER Oceanfront fully furn 3-Bdrm, 2 bath home - “short term” - $1800. neg. Avail now. Drive by: 1047 S.Island Hwy. 1-604-892-5134 renechambers@shaw.ca

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING GOLDEN GROVE Care Facility has immediate openings in beautiful home like setting for seniors. For a tour and info please call Judy or Rhona at 250-923-7049.

BIRCH MANOR Certified complex of CR Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. • Thorough & fair screening of all applicants. • 2 bedroom Townhouse • Laundry facilities on site • Close to Hospital • References Required • NO PETS

SHARED FURNISHED accommodation. Clean & quiet home. Rockland area, close to ocean. Priv. entr., TV room & laundry. Ref’s req’d. Cable, internet, utils incl. Avail. now. $550./mo. (778)420-2273.

SUITES, LOWER CAMPBELL RIVER- close to college, 1Bdrm, $625 all inclusive, shared laundry. NS/NP. Avail immed. (250)286-9915. CAMPBELL RIVER- huge 1 bdrm, F/P, brand new. $775 inclds all utils. (250)287-6635. C.R. GROUND level suite, N/S, N/P. Utilities incl. Ref. req’d. $700/mth Call 250-2874585 leave message, speak slowly. Avail. immed. Merecroft- Like new, lg, bright 1 bed. w/den. Grnd level suite w/laundry, util., cable/internet, mntn. view. Close to bus, shop, NIC, N/S, N/P. Ref. req’d $850. Avail. Immed. 250850-2525

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION SENIOR LADY NEEDS COMPANY. Would like live-in companion to share her home on Saratoga Beach. No housework involved. Need only to care for their own room & meals. Must have a happy nature. Please call Chris (250)282-3274.

SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

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We offer: Bachelor, 1 & 2 Bedroom *Thorough and fair screening of all applicants. * Secure building * Adult oriented * Laundry facilities * On bus route * On-site managers * Close to hospital * No PETS * No Smoking * References required We are committed to our tenants to provide a quiet, clean atmosphere.

Phone 250- 286-4838 250- 204-8118

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HOMES FOR RENT

For Rent:

HOUSES FOR RENT ❖ 2 Bdrm Townhouse on Galerno: $900/mo. adults only. ❖ 2 Bdrm House in Holly Hills area: $850/mo. fenced yard. ❖ Cabins/duplex for rent in Willow Point available. SUITES FOR RENT ❖ Sunset Ridge at 826 7th Ave: has renovated 2 bdrm units available at $690/mo. In-unit laundry, one child welcome. ❖ Westerley Close at 836/846 7th Ave: Adult with small pet. 2bdrm, 5 appl., avail in 8-plex @ $850/mo. 3 years old upper and lower units available. ❖ Suites in Discovery Point – 872 S. Island Hwy: available from $800 - $1000/mo. In-unit laundry. Building has had a facelift. Many units upgraded to different levels. ❖ 2 bdrm unit in 8-plex: Upland Rd. available now for $675/mo. Ideal for young child with parents. Small pet ok. ❖ Private suite in home, all inclusive at $850/mo., near WP Park. ġInventory wanted for complete property management. ġ

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HOMES FOR RENT

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Mortgage brokers have access to a vast array of lenders – they deal with numerous institutions, including some of the big banks – which enables these professionals to negotiate the best possible mortgage products and rates on your behalf. In comparison, if you approach your bank with a mortgage request, they can only offer you a narrow choice – namely, their own products. Mortgage brokers do their homework on available mortgage products and keep themselves abreast of any new products, or changes to existing products, to ensure they find the best mortgage to fit your specific needs. Mortgage brokers can also cater to selfemployed borrowers as well as those who have suffered credit blemishes due to life experiences such as divorce or illness. Brokers will listen to your story and offer professional expertise and guidance to help you make the best possible decision. This article is supplied by Mike Parkinson, Mortgage Professional, Dominion Lending Centres Producers West Financial. ‘Planning for Life Changes’ will be conducting a free seminar in February 2012. This article is for information purposes only. Please consult with a professional advisor before taking any action based on information in this article. Mike Parkinson can be reached at 250-923-9826.

“Planning for life changes” is a not-for-profit group made of local professionals who will be providing free seminars that will cover various aspects of life including retirement planning, income taxes, Wills and Power of Attorney, real estate matters, and funeral planning. Mike Parkinson is one of the presenters of this seminar that will be held on: February 24, 2012 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Senior Centre, Campbell River Common. To RSVP please call Dylan Miles at (250)287-2393. This article is sponsored by

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he words “Best Crew” mark the personalized license plate of Ann Marie Edrup. That catchy phrase, which looks like it might belong to a Nascar race team, is just a small testament to her adored staff who run the day-today operations at Steve Marshall Ford in Nanaimo. Ebdrup has put together a team of leaders that have taken on both a sense of ownership and sense of family at one of the most reputable dealerships in the country. From the technicians in the garage to the sales representatives on the floor, her crew has made a name for themselves in an industry that has struggled during the world’s greatest recession in decades. Leadership, good leadership, can open the door to oppor-

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members in defining, pursuing and achieving their personal best, Edrup has fostered dedication and brilliance in her team and makes a huge contribution to her community through her business. Join Edrup at the Campbell River Business & Professional Women’s Network meeting on Feb. 28, and learn how you can achieve success in all areas of life by igniting the leader within you, and have fun doing it. To reserve your place at the Royal Coachman Carriage House contact Tucker at RSVP@bpwn.org by Thursday Feb. 23. You can now pay in advance at www.bpwn. org by clicking on the “Book On Line Button”. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for guests. As always, men are welcome. Let the BPWN know of any dietary concerns or allergies.

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hirty young singers from the Campbell River Children’s Choir will be traveling to New York this spring to sing at the famed Carnegie Hall. After auditioning, the group of 12-18 year olds was invited by adjudicators to perform at the April Choral Festival. “The expectations are high,” said choral director Barbara Prowse. “The singers are expected to arrive with the music perfectly learned and ready to perform. The world class conductors will put the final touches on the music and then it’s on with the show.” The group will travel from April 11-17, with their April 15 Carnegie Hall performance featuring nine pieces of music – “everything from Mozart and Haydn to gospel,” Prowse said. In addition to preparing their music, which consists of a variety of styles chosen by the festival conductors, the group is busy raising funds for the trip.

The singers have already sung carols, bagged groceries, sold chocolates, worked out at Zumba, and collected bottles. The choir is hosting a fundraiser for the trip on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m., at Johnny’s Bar and Lounge. The semi-formal evening will feature and appetizer buffet, door prizes, a silent auction, music trivia, dancing and more. Only 70 tickets are available for $25 each. Tickets can be purchased at Johnny’s Bar and Lounge or Discovery Laser. The Campbell River Children’s Choir is a registered charitable organization which has been active for more than 25 years. The choir has previously performed at venues across Canada, the U.S., Great Britain and Cuba. “When you are performing on one of the greatest concert stages in the world, you have to be equal to the experience,” Prowse said. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we intend to be ready and to make Campbell River proud.”

An economic Shure thing Dr. Paul Shure of the University of Victoria will talk about the recent ‘Financial Crisis’ on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Museum at Campbell River. Dr. Shure will also address the current European sovereign debt crisis and particularly the questions of how it is possible that economic woes in a small country like Greece can have such enormous impact on the stability of the European financial sector, and why Canada should care. The cost for the talk is $6. Call the Museum at 287-3103 to reserve a seat.

Oh yes, where to get tickets... Rivercity Players Readers Theatre production of the Foursome has tickets available at the door tonight and tomorrow. An earlier article pointed out that tickets are available at Impressions Gallery but neglected to mention they can also be bought at the door of the community theatre group’s studio/ clubhouse . The Foursome will be performed Fri., Feb. 3 and Sat., Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Rivercity Players, 1080 Hemlock Street. Tickets are $10 and there will be a cash bar.

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T he dra gons are expected to roar into Campbell River once again this summer. Campbell River’s two dragon boat teams, River Spirit and Bravehearts, have reunited to host the second annual dragon boat festival. Last week, the two teams made a presentation to city council asking for its support and the use of Dick Murphy Park. “We are here tonight to ask for your support once again in what we hope will be an annual event,” said Nancy Bryson, captain of the Bravehearts. “It is not only an opportunity for us to put Campbell River on the dragon

boat map but it gives us the opportunity to showcase our community to these visitors.” Last year, the Race the River regatta was “a resounding success” according to Bryson and attracted roughly 13 teams from Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, racing along a 350-metre long course through the estuary. Carole Dodds, captain of River Spirit, said this time around the dragon boat society hopes to attract as many as 20 teams, which translates to 500 people. The regatta will be open to all types of teams – including senior and competitive. Bryson said the plan

is, once again, to hold the event in conjunction with the city’s Canada Day celebration. The society has penciled in the regatta for June 30. “Since it’s the day before Canada Day this year, there may be the possibility that people would stay over to attend the best Canada Day celebration on the Island,” Coun. Claire Moglove said. Council agreed to help out with the maintenance of Dick Murphy Park, including power, garbage cans/ recycle bins and the city’s water truck. Terry Jacques of the Campbell River Dragon Boat Society acknowledged the city for all its help at last year’s

MIRROR FILE PHOTO

River Spirit 2 crosses the finish line at last year’s Race the River dragon boat festival in the Campbell River Estuary. This year, the dragon boat society plans to make the festival bigger and even better.

event. “Thanks to your sup-

port in 2011, our first festival was a roaring

success,” Jacques said. “It can only get bigger

and better and work to everyone’s favour.” Dragon boating involves 48-foot long boats, weighing 75 pounds, and 22 participants per boat. A drummer keeps all the paddlers in sync as each team fights to cross the finish line. In Campbell River, the dragon boat teams act as a support system. River Spirit is an-all female, breast cancer survivor team while Bravehearts is a co-ed team for people who have survived all different forms of cancer. “We support cancer survivors and show people there is life beyond cancer,” Bryson said. “We introduce people to living a healthier lifestyle.”

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