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Glenn Greensides is all smiles alongside his lifelike carving of animal actor Bart the Bear which welcomes visitors to Knight Inlet Resort.

about bothering resort guests with the noise of his chainsaw, but it all worked out in the end. “The last thing (guests are) going to want to hear is a chainsaw, but it’s amazing how it coordinated so that when they went on their excursions, their two hour excursions, it allowed

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Hundreds of Campbell Riverites turned out to honour Canada’s veterans and war dead at the annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph downtwon. Veterans (above) were provided covered seating.

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Campbellton: Finances make it difficult Continued from A1 ton area, specifically signage. She said she would also encourage her fellow councillors to work towards policies that would benefit Campbellton. “I wish I could promise to fix it all, but the problem is timing,” Storry said. “We have financial challenges ahead and I can’t make promises I can’t keep.” Larry Samson agreed the city’s financial position makes it difficult to focus on beautification. “We need to first increase the tax base, until that happens we can only do minimal improvements in Campbellton,” said Samson who suggested the city could maintain the sidewalks, plant shrubs and trees and work towards burying the power lines along Highway 19A. Darryn Striga said helping Campbellton is what’s right for the community as a whole and said improvements in that area are “long overdue.” Striga said it’s the proper gateway into Campbell River and as such, it needs to look the part. “It’s the beating heart of Campbell River that soldiers on,” Striga said. “Campbellton asks for attention,

while doing so much for the city, and I’m happy to oblige.” Sterling Campbell said if elected to council he would have Communities in Bloom look at improving Campbellton and erect ‘Welcome to Campbell River’ signs at the entrances to Campbellton. “I will commit to working with stake holders to make serious improvements to Campbellton,” Campbell said. Sean Smith said he believes Campbellton is the best place for development but it needs to be cleaned up. “People coming in are not seeing what they see in Willow Point,” Smith said. “Let’s bring Campbellton back (to what it was).” Councillor candidates Jim Bifano, Patricia Gagnon, Ron Kerr, Peter Klobucar, Ryan Mennie, David Minato, Jason Price, Nehemiah Sloat and Mark Sullivan also said they support improving Campbellton. The four mayoral c a n d i d at e s – Roy Grant, Walter Jakeway, Michel Rabu and Ziggy Stewart spoke next. Walter Jakeway, the first to speak, said Campbellton can change its direction by electing a new coun-

cil. “In 2012 and beyond we can begin to focus on an energetic future, with a clear direction,” Jakeway said. Jakeway said under his leadership, portions of the city that have felt ignored or short changed in the past will no longer have that feeling. “With some simple creativity, Campbell River can stand out as an awesome place to live,” Jakeway said. “Don’t let the opportunity slip away. Together we can get Campbell River working again.” Michel Rabu said his vision for Campbell River is simple – to stimulate the economy by bringing in new industry. Rabu’s other priorities are to ensure Campbell River gets the new hospital it has been promised by the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and to create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere at City Hall. Rabu said Campbellton will factor in to his vision of Campbell River. “I promise...to make sure Campbellton is brought up to where it should be,” Rabu said. “If you want change, vote for Michel Rabu.” Coun. Roy Grant used the first half of

his speaking time to clear up some misconceptions from previous candidate forums. He said staffing levels at City Hall are down this year, at 193 employees compared to 191 in 2009. He said although it had been reported that the minimum wage of senior management at City Hall was $100,000 per year, the actual figure is $62,000 per year. “Listen to common sense,” Grant told the crowded Eagles Hall. Grant said, if elected, he will be committed to assisting Campbellton residents and businesses in enhancing the neighbourhood. Coun. Ziggy Stewart, the last to speak, said he is committed to working with families to find solutions to the problems they face by increasing job opportunities in Campbell River. S t ew a r t s a i d a n increase in business means an increase in the tax base, which translates to more opportunities to improve Campbellton. “I have the experience and the passion to be your mayor,” Stewart said. “On Nov. 19 vote Ziggy Stewart for mayor.” The municipal election takes place this Saturday.

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CALL FOR INTEREST Campbell River Airport Authority Directors The City of Campbell River’s Airport Authority oversees the growth and operaƟons of the Campbell River Airport. The City is currently seeking four new volunteers who will act as Directors on the Board of the Airport Authority for a three year term. Directors of the Campbell River Airport Authority should have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to carry out the duƟes of the Airport Authority Board. The Board is responsible for seƫng the authority’s strategic direcƟon, for making decisions for the authority and for overseeing the management of the authority’s business and aīairs. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in the aviaƟon industry. Board posiƟons are open to local and regional candidates. Interested persons should submit a brief resume and covering leƩer staƟng why they feel they would be a good candidate for this role. Responses must be received by 4:00 pm on November 30th, 2011. Please email your applicaƟon to info@campbellriver.ca or deliver hard copies by mail, courier or in person to: City of Campbell River AƩn: Airport Authority 301 St. Ann’s Rd., Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7

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non-profit land trust, called Vital Ground, that works to protect grizzly bear habitat in the United States. Doug “wanted to do something to give back to the bears, so he formed this nonprofit and they started buying land, and now they control hundreds of thousands of acres for grizzly bear habitat,” said Wyatt. Wyatt also hosts a group of Vital Ground donors at his resort each year in an effort to raise funds for the organization. “I give it to them (Vital Ground) for really, really cheap and they sell it to them (donors) for really, really expensive and they get all the money,” said Wyatt. “When they have big groups, and they’ve had groups of over 20, they can raise sixty, seventy thousand dollars just by having the people come to the lodge.” Bart was an Alaskan Kodiak bear who was trained by Sous in Utah since he was a cub. He was in many

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Knight Inlet Resort owner Dean Wyatt (left) commissioned Glenn Greenside to carve Bart the Bear.

well known movies, including Legends of the Fall, The Bear and The Edge, and he even appeared at the 1998 Academy Awards.

Bart died of cancer at the age of 23, which Wyatt said is young for a bear and was very hard for Sous to take, especially since

Bart was the first bear Sous trained and was part of the Sous family. “He developed a form of cancer in his bones… yeah it was very sudden, it was very tough for Doug,” explained Wyatt. “When Bart arrived (to the Sous’), their daughter arrived home from the hospital at the same time, being born. And their first year they grew up in the crib together, the bear would sleep with the baby. “The problem is when they get to be a year old the cub’s a lot bigger than the kid is,” Wyatt said with a laugh, when he explained that the bear literally did sleep in the crib with the baby until he grew too big. He said he expects Sous will come out to the resort and see the carving in the spring. Wyatt is so impressed with how the carving of Bart the Bear turned out, he plans to commission Greensides to create some mini Bart the Bears, as well as a life-size eagle in the future.

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I met Ziggy in 2010 through his involvement as Councilor/representative on the Campbell River Future of Forestry Task Force. The Task Force, in conjunction with the City, is endeavoring to return a larger forestry and forest products manufacturing presence back to Campbell River. Ziggy was completely engaged in the process and from the earliest days of my association as the Fibre Supply Consultant to the Task Force. I could see his passion and commitment to making things happen. My view of Ziggy is a born leader who knows how to roll up his sleeves and get things done for the benefit of the community. He is a positive communityfirst type individual and will make an excellent Mayor for your city. It is my pleasure to endorse Ziggy’s candidacy for the upcoming November 19th Campbell River mayoralty election. Murray Hall Fibre Supply Consultant Duncan BC

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“Catch it while it’s still hot,” restorative justice coordinator Kristine Atkinson said about emotion. Emotion, not only from the victims of crime, but also from the offenders that come through Campbell River’s restorative justice program in lieu of facing charges and time in court for minor crimes. “A lot of people (offenders) come in and they feel shame right the moment they walk in,” explained Atkinson. “They’re really embarrassed or some people come in in tears.” This week, Nov. 13-20, has been declared Restorative Justice Week in B.C. Many communities in the province have embraced the program, according to a proclamation signed by the Honourable Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. The program diverts minor offenses from the court system, and

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“You were extended this opportunity because you were honest, I guess, forthcoming,” said Holst to the offender during the meeting. “And you didn’t seem like a bad guy when we were talking to you when you were sober.” If he had been charged with mischief, the young man would have a criminal record, even if he got off light, through the court system. Const. Chris Sanchez, the other officer involved in the investigation, mentioned the offender was considering a career in the armed forces, which would be unlikely with a criminal record. A criminal record “is a very limiting thing especially for a young guy like yourself,” said Sanchez, adding that a record “probably would affect (a possible armed forces career) very negatively.” The offender did not have a criminal history and had very limited dealings with police in the past, which was why he was given this one chance to avoid a criminal record; if he is arrested for anything else in the future, restorative justice won’t be an option. Holst said a reason he chooses to route crimes through the program is so the

offender see the impacts of the crime. “This kind of allows you to put some faces to what you’ve done,” said Holst. “And you’re going to put more faces when you go down and make your apologies.” The offender went downtown and personally apologized to every business that was affected by the vandalism over the next couple of days, which was many of the businesses along Shoppers Row between 13th Ave. and Cheesecake 101 on the Island Highway. He also apologized to Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) chair Erika Anderson, who was at the meeting. “I’m the one who hires people to plant those planters,” said Anderson to the offender, adding that the money comes from the BIA’s limited budget. “We’ve got to spend a bit more money fixing up the plantings so what’s that going to take away from?” According to Anderson, each planter costs about $45 to refill with plants, which all died when they were tipped over. However, the planters were going to be replanted within a few weeks anyways because of the time of year. Anderson also pointed out that a

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large planter owned by Still Water Books and Art was broken beyond repair and cost about $200 for that business. “This has been a very slow year for a lot of businesses and a lot of businesses are just sort of holding on by their fingertips,” said Anderson, adding that spending money to fix the planters “is not insignificant to them.” Besides the personal apologies, the young man must pay Still Water Books and Art $200 to replace the planter and do one day of community service to help him understand that a community is not a faceless entity, but is made up of individuals. He is a carpenter, so he will also build some new trough style wooden planters which were severely damaged in front of Shot in the Dark. If he fails to complete these tasks he can still be formally charged and sent through the court system. While he spoke little during the group discussion, he looked uncomfortable, and Anderson said everyone is different in how they show their emotion, but she believes he is remorseful. “He was shaking and he was really red in the face right from the moment I saw him in the lobby. I think he’s probably just a guy of less words,” Anderson explained, adding that she thinks this discussion was successful. According to Atkinson, the program diverted about 70 cases from the court system in 2010, and she expects to do about the same by the end of this year. She mentioned some minor offenses can take up to a year and half in the courts, and diverting offenders from that system saves time and money all around. “We save tons of money. We save all the court costs, we save tons of money for the RCMP; the officers aren’t required to be in court. We save the time that it takes them to write up to Crown,” said Atkinson. “It’s an incredible cost savings in terms of the time.”


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City council has already tied up funding that could have been used by the future council in next year’s budget planning. Last week, council agreed to commit to spending $1.4 million for upgrades to Robron Park, that include new bleachers, trails, an artificial turf, utilities and drainage and Merecroft and South Bir th parking lot upgrades. The city’s portion of the cost would come from the parks parcel tax, field user fees, the gaming reserve and the community works fund. Ro s s M i l n t h o r p, the city’s manager of parks, recreation and culture said the city will apply for the province’s recently announced $30 million grant for local recreation projects. Milnthorp said the city will ask for 50 per cent of the project costs, or $1.77 million, from the province even though the new recreation grant will fund up to 80 per cent. “We felt 80 per cent wouldn’t be considered (due to the cost),

so we’re asking in the neighbourhood of 50 per cent,” Milnthorp said at last week’s Tuesday council meeting. Milnthorp further estimated that the federal government would chip in another $1 million for the project but said if the funding does not materialize or if it’s less than anticipated, council could choose to make up the difference by dipping into the capital lending reserve, which would then be paid back over three years from the gaming reserve. Laura Ciarniello, the city’s general manager of corporate services, said by voting to spend the money it will tie up the $1.4 million. “You will see when you go into budget deliberations that these funds have been already allocated,” Ciarniello said. “My understanding is this money will be put aside and precluded from being used anywhere else.” Although council had to commit to fund-

province. Milnthorp said it’s possible the province could come back with THEY SAID IT: “I think a smaller figure you’re committing a but he’s optimistic. future council to some“It’s a pretty thing that can wait until s h ovel-ready financial planning, so I project and I’ve won’t support it.” had some discussions with – Mayor Charlie Cornfield the (Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Developcial recreation grant, ment) and it seems Milnthor p assured they’re very intercouncil it could still ested in this project,” Milnthorp said. re-consider. Coun. Andy Adams, He said if, during budget deliberations, who asked the city to council wished to apply for the provinchange its mind and cial grant two weeks free up dollars, it could ago, said he wants to rescind the motion to see the project move spend the money on forward and suggested the project could be Robron Park. O u t g o i n g M ayo r scaled back if the Charlie Cornfield said funding does not come he disag reed with through. Coun. Claire Moglove spending the money said the recreation right now. “I think you’re com- grant is a golden oppormitting a future coun- tunity for the city. “I think we need cil to something that can wait until finan- to take advantage of cial planning, so I any provincial fundwon’t support it (the ing that’s available for motion),” Cor nfield this project,” Moglove said. said. In the end, the motion Coun. Mary Storry questioned how good to spend the $1.4 milthe city’s chances are l i o n p a s s e d , w i t h of getting the funding Stewart and Cornfield it’s asking for from the opposed.

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Campbellton lobby group catches City Hall’s attention KRISTEN DOUGLAS CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR

It is with joy that Ann & Kent Allen along with Fu Hua Liu & Guo Zeng Li announce the marriage of Maranda Dawn Allen & Qing Song Li. The Wedding took place in Wen’an, Hebei China Sept. 23, 2011. A reception is planned upon their return to Canada.

Campbellton First’s efforts to lobby the city may be paying off. Jim DeHart, one of the group’s founding members and operations manager of Destiny River Adventures, delivered some good news to the members who turned out for Thursday’s meeting just prior to the Campbellton First all-candidates forum. DeHart said city staff seem willing to help the group come up with solutions to improve Campbellton. “A group of city managers said they want to work with us,” DeHart said. “After they sign off on the SOCP (Sustainable

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The group’s first meeting took place on Sept. 7 and since then, has really grown. There is now a 13-member steering committee that meets at least once a week and is divided up into a beautification section, an infrastructure section and a lobby group. Members all paid membership fees – $10 for residents and $20 for businesses – but money is in tight supply. “We’ve now gone into personal pockets for the steering committee,” DeHart said. “We’ve already burned through the membership fees. After the election, we need to get some

support and some seed money to help with meeting costs.” DeHart said the group also needs some funding in order to dig up the pertinent information to get started on the operational plan. He said the group will continue to meet once a week and for the next six months will more determine what the priorities for Campbellton should be and what both Campbellton First and the city should be working on. In the meantime, a Campbellton Christmas block party will be held on Dec. 8 for neighbours to get together over hotdogs and get to know one another.

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Adams said. Adams said two high school students have already been selected to go to Ishikari and have started training and language preparation. Adams reminded council that the younger students (aged 11-16) from Ishikari will be in Campbell River during spring break through the Young Ambassadors Program. The senior exchange program involves students in Grades 9-11. The students will depart for Japan in August and while there, live with six or seven families for about seven weeks each.

The day for our Municipal election is quickly approaching and there's one thing that every Campbell River voter must realize. We are already at the do or die point for our City. Up until this election Campbell River has had several successful major industries and all the spin off businesses that go hand in hand with these industries. The industries are mostly gone now and many of the supporting businesses are either gone or are suffering financially. I have lived in Campbell River for thirty five years and every year my property taxes have gone up which just proves one thing to me. All of the past (including the present) City Councils and City Hall staff have not been capable of managing this City properly, even when the economy was booming. So how can any of them be trusted to lead us through the most difficult of times that are surely ahead. I'm quite sure that if the truth be known, our City is broke or close to it. If this were not so then why has this Council and staff, behind closed doors, started to sell off City properties. Our roads, watermains and parks are in such a dismal state of repair and no money has been spent or set aside for their renewal. My understanding is that our watermains leak almost as much water as they deliver. And to top off all of this folly, the biggest employer (or close to the biggest) in Campbell River is City Of Campbell River itself. Before you cast your vote, please come to the Sports Plex on November 16th at 8:00 p.m. for the next meeting of the Campbell River United Ratepayers. Present councillors and those running for council are cordially invited to attend. This election will be the last time that we have an opportunity to save our City. Lorne Harron

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Campbell River RCMP responded to an intrusion alarm at Winroc on Homewood Road at 10:25 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 7. Police determined that suspect(s) had forced entry through a rear door and stole an undisclosed amount of money. General duty and forensic investigators continue to look into the theft. Anyone with information on this offence is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

A police officer stopped a Suzuki dirt bike driven by a 26-year-old Campbell River man at 2:30 p.m. this past Wednesday. The officer discovered that the man did not have a driver’s licence and the vehicle was not insured. Additionally, the man was a vehicle impound candidate due to previous infractions. A number of charges were laid and the motorcycle was impounded.

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A vehicle backed into a parked Cessna aircraft at a business on Spit Road at 3:45 p.m. this past Wednesday. The responding investigator determined that the 53-year-old woman driver was backing up in a 2007 Ford pick-up when she struck the tail section of the aircraft causing significant damage. No one was injured and no charges were laid in this collision.

Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of a residential break and enter on Passage View Drive at 8:10 p.m. this past Thursday. The property owner reported

that when he returned home he saw a grey sedan parked while idling near his residence. When he approached it the suspect vehicle took off quickly. Investigation revealed that the suspect(s) entered via a sliding glass door at the rear of the home. Various cabinets were rummaged through, however nothing appeared to have been taken. Police believe the suspect(s) fled once they observed the property owner returning. Anyone with information on this offence is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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Wielding our power Municipal elections lack the glamour of federal and provincial campaigns. There are no airconditioned tour buses, no packs of media clustered around the We say: If you candidates, no rousing speeches broadcast on the nightly news. don’t vote, you Stage-managed photo ops are few don’t have the and far between. The election campaign of a right to complain candidate for city council or school board is a lot of worn shoe leather, knocking on doors, greeting people on the sidewalk, attending small meetings in cramped rooms. Some candidates

are so thrifty they even manage to recycle their signs from previous campaigns. But those humble candidates who are elected for municipal office will end up wielding a great deal of influence on our dayto-day lives. The decisions they make will effect our communities in profound and lasting ways. They’ll determine how much we have to pay in property taxes, and how that money is used or squandered. By creating parks and playgrounds, stifling or cultivating development, funding police and fire departments, setting aside money for the enhancement and repairs of utilities like water and

sewage, they’ll have a direct influence on the quality of life in the community that elected them. But for some reason, municipal elections rarely capture the attention of voters; only three in 10 bother to cast a ballot. You can bet it’s those silent seven who gripe the loudest when their morning commute is delayed by traffic jams, the grass on their boulevard doesn’t get cut, they have to put another quarter in the parking meter or their child’s school gets portables. Unless they take a few moments on Saturday to mark their X, they have no right. – Black Press

Good point: Centralizing services Thank you for publishing the interview with the head of pathology at the Campbell River hospital. Without the courage and determination of people like Dr. Tabarsi we would have lost our full service hospital in the push by the Vancouver Island Health Authority to centralize medical services away from Campbell River. It now appears VIHA is unrelenting in its efforts to centralize. By reducing staffing in the histology department at our hospital it appears that they have made it almost impossible for those who remain to do their jobs. From reading the article I felt there is a real risk that we may lose our pathologist. Specialists in this field are in great demand and are highly sought after, no one would take on this position with the difficulties involved. I can’t help but suspect that this would play into the hands of VIHA by leading to Pathology services being centralized to Victoria. We cannot allow that to happen. We need this vital service to remain here in order to maintain at least a minimum level of care for the people of the North Island. Our politicians have to step up and demand VIHA restore staffing levels to at least what they were five years ago. Norm Babin

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Tom Fletcher B.C. Views

The red-headed stepchild of democracy is shivering on the doorstep again. Most won’t open the door. Local government elections are always overshadowed by louder events, and this year is no different. The “occupy” nonsense, the teachers’ strike, the precarious economy and the media’s fixation on them are part of the problem. But let’s face it. Public indifference to local government has left it mainly to self-serving politicians and special interest groups. Community newspapers soldier on through the three years between elections to highlight issues and choices, but few people join the debate when it’s time to vote.

The recent Union of B.C. Municipalities convention demonstrated this. Local politicians love to tell senior governments what to do. They’d much rather debate smart meters or bad old Ottawa’s RCMP costs than talk about their own performance. Most of the mayors and councillors on hand were unhappy with the province’s plan to appoint a municipal auditor-general to examine the efficiency of municipal spending. Just another layer of bureaucracy, according to these experts on the subject. At the convention, I asked NDP MLA Carole James about this. A veteran of local government, she observed that it would be awkward

for local politicians to go back to their communities and campaign against accountability. There is much that is not discussed and it goes beyond technical details like performance auditing. How about amalgamation in places where there are clearly too many municipal boundaries, policing is fragmented and administration is duplicated? You won’t hear much about that, unless a lot more voters insist on it. Business groups and community newspapers raise it, and it fades away. Not enough people care. Few challengers and even fewer incumbent politicians signed the taxpayers’ pledge offered up at local election time by the Canadian Feder-

ation of Independent Business. It’s a modest proposal to match spending growth with real growth. Candidates don’t want to talk about the fact that B.C. municipal spending, adjusted for inflation, is now growing almost four times as fast as population growth. Pay and benefits for municipal employees grow much faster than private sector rates. Not enough people care. The Canadian Union of Public Employees is campaigning against contracted private development of water utilities. They prefer their high-cost monopoly. And outside their special interest support, not enough people care. Continued on A13


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As you begin your holiday shopping, please don’t forget those who will be spending the holidays away from family, such as the men at the Second Chance Recovery House. “Adults deserve to celebrate Christmas like everyone else, and be able to feel that someone cares about them,” said Tessera Brooks, Executive Director of Second Chance. The men are at Second

Last Friday an ad appeared in the Mirror urging people to vote and listing candidates for mayor and council. Ironically it appeared on Rememberance Day, a day that we pause to remember why we enjoy freedom of speech. As well, another ad appeared touting one candidate for mayor, council and trustee. While I appreciate Mr. Smith’s support as well as others’, I did not solicite, advise, design or contribute to the ad and I defend Mr. Smith’s right to share his opinion as I do the Shamrock group that didn’t endorse me. Sterling Campbell Candidate for council

Chance to get help in ending their addictions to alcohol and drugs. The house is operated by the North Island Supportive Recovery Society and has been open since 1990. Each year they help over 200 men become clean and sober, who in turn return to the workforce, volunteer, go back to school and reunite with family and friends, making a positive difference in our community. Donations can be dropped off at the Second Chance house at 647 Birch Street or call 830-1103 to arrange for pick up.

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School board elections have become eve n m o re o f a n insider activity. To take one example, a school trustee candidate forum in Abbotsford last week started with a protest march by 18 teachers. They carried their message inside, demanding smaller classes, more

unions have the money and voting numbers to control low-tur nout local elections for their own benefit. Now the unions have to settle for vetting candidates according to their willingness to lobby the B.C. government on behalf of unions. ( I f a n yo n e h a s attended a trustee forum that wasn’t taken over by teach-

ers, please e-mail me. I haven’t heard of one for years.) There are still things you can do to compare candidates, and it doesn’t take long to sort through a dozen or two hopefuls. Please, check this paper’s website for recent surveys and stories on the local candidates, and take some time on Saturday

to back the people who you think have the best experience, independence and understanding of the community’s needs. Occupy the voting booth. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BC Localnews.com tfletcher@blackpress. ca

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A former Carihi grad won one of the most prestigious educational awards in Canada. Thirty-year-old Dustin Anderson was handed the Governor General’s Gold Medal Award at a doctoral level this past Thursday at the University of Calgary. This same award was given to the likes of Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas and Kim Campbell. Anderson said he was shocked when he first found out that he won. And while he’s not used to all the attention he’s receiving as he said he’s a bit of a “hermit,” he is proud of his achievement. “It’s a little uncomfortable, but it’s validating. It’s nice to be validated, everyone likes that,” said Anderson. “That being said, I’m not all that crazy about being recognized everywhere in university and it feels

weird.” While Anderson said he won the award based on overall academic achievement, one project in particular was noted. He was first author of a scientific publication which found that two ion channels which are critical for cellular electrical function in the brain actually act together when they were thought to act independently. This breakthrough could mean advances in treatments for some neurological and movement disorders. The discovery was made while Anderson was working on his Phd in neuroscience, which he finished this past June. Anderson has been in school almost the entire time since he graduated from Carihi in 1999, starting with a BA of applied science and electrical engineering, followed by a BA of science in biochemistry. He then obtained the PhD in

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neuroscience, and is now enrolled in medical school at the University of Calgary. However, he said he was not so focussed on his studies when he was a high school student at Carihi. “I was more focused on, well, being a skateboarder and hanging out with my friends, and just being a kid,” explained Anderson. “I was by no means an excellent student. “I didn’t know what I

wanted to do. I thought I wanted to be a professional skateboarder or something silly, and so I was good at math and physics in high school, and I kind of squeaked into engineering school.” Anderson said after he got his BA in applied science and electrical engineering he worked as an engineer for about a year and a half, but decided he didn’t enjoy the work as much as the learning, so he went back to school, and got his second BA and then his PhD. However, Anderson doesn’t want to give the impression that slacking off in high school leads to numerous academic credentials and a Governor General’s Award later in life. Once he entered university, he picked up his game and realized he loved school. “First and foremost, I love school, I love learning. I mean learning is my favourite thing to do, is to study,” Anderson said. And even after all that schooling he still isn’t fully decided on his career path. “I decided that I wanted to be a physician, and right now I’m humming and hawing between two positions, either an anesthesiologist or an emerge doc (emergency doctor),” Anderson explained. But, while he’s undecided between the two positions, he said he will not take any more schooling after he’s finished the three-year medical school program. “This really is it in terms of school, I mean there’s not going to be a fifth degree in my future any time soon,” he said with a laugh.


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Winter poses hazard for swans Whether you are a long time resident or a newcomer to the mid-Island it is always a thrill to see or hear the honking as the trumpeter swans announce their winter arrival. I never tire of the beauty and elegance of these birds and continue to be in awe of their yearly migratory feat. In one year they make the return trip to Alaska and back, during this time they breed and raise a family, often they run into severe weather conditions which takes its toll on the weak birds. There are seven species of swans in the world – the largest are the trumpeter swans, on average they weigh twelve kilograms and have a huge wingspan of two and a half metres. Adult trumpeters are snow white with black legs and feet, their black beaks stretch to the inside corners of their eyes; sometimes they are confused with tundra swans which are smaller and have a yellow marking next to the eye where it joins the beak. Juvenile swans have gray plumage with pink beaks, and muddy yellow legs and feet. Adult swans are monogamous and the juveniles stay with the parents as a family

They arrive as new unit for one year. aquatic vegetation These swans are very is emerging and the social in the winter, newly hatched cygnets congregating in large dine on the exploding numbers. insect population. Winter migration Each year in the starts with the first Comox Valley a group hard frosts that of naturalists and cause food supplies volunteers conduct to dwindle, the swans an annual swan must leave whilst count starting there in early is still November enough continuing open water through March. for them Every Tuesday to achieve the count is “lift off ”; completed in they need a designated “run way” areas and of water or ground Sandy Fairfield the numbers of adult and at least a MARS Moment juvenile swans hundred are recorded to assess yards long to become the health of the swan airborne. population. Although The southern the populations migration is appear to be stable particularly gruelling the future of their for the families and habitat is always diligent preparation cause for concern is necessary. The through development young swans need to and encroachment be in top shape for of urban areas. Any flight and must carry day now M.A.R.S. enough fat supplies expects to be called to last them for many out to rescue a swan, miles before stopping to refuel. In the winter many of the first year migrants will arrive they mainly forage for severely emaciated, root crops and grasses totally exhausted in shallow flooded by the effort of fields, straining migration. Too weak the food through to feed themselves, their serrated beaks often room and removing the excess board is all they water. With their fat supplies topped up and need to regain their strength before being longer daylight hours returned to the flock. they are ready to leave Due to the nature for their summer of their foraging, breeding grounds.

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which is often in mud or silt, they are sensitive to toxins especially lead that is absorbed causing the gizzard to become paralyzed, resulting in starvation. Electrocution is also a hazard for these birds, often winter weather means poor visibility and the swans are susceptible to hitting power lines during take offs and landings. Finally humans also are a source of harassment for the swans, if you wish to view the swans please stay at a safe distance or in a vehicle, they are easily spooked. Our resources have been stretched to the limit. We are expecting a very busy winter season with all the severe storms that have already come and more predicted. I cannot imagine the plight of our local wildlife if M.A.R.S. is no longer able to provide the professional care these creatures need to recover,we are pleading with the public for any donation they may be able to make, if you can help please call (250) 337-2021, or donate online at www. wingtips.org To report injured wildlife call 1-800-3049968.

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3x2Ron Kerr work on a wide variety “For over 30 years I have watched of committees committed to making Campbell River a better place to live and do business. I was impressed with the 7+ years he spent as a Director of CRTV. I respect the way this committee handled the controversy of its sale to Shaw, and its ultimate Änancial gain to the RON KERR shareholders and this community. Trial by Äre, as this decision was, is a good training ground to represent the tax payers of Campbell River as a Councillor. I believe Ron Kerr deserves your consideration when voting on Nov. 19th." – Blair McLean, 50 year resident of Campbell River 3x3 Congratulations to Lonnie Edward Berrow & Kari Lee Cornish married May 28, 2011 at the Kingfisher Resort & Spa.

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City council attempted to make Pier Street safer for pedestrians at last week’s council meeting. Coun. Andy Adams said that during budget deliberations in March council had directed city staff to set aside funding for solar-powered pedestrian crossing lights at crosswalks along Pier Street, similar to ones installed at the Dogwood and Pinecrest and the Dogwood and Robron crosswalks. However, Drew Hadfield, the city’s transportation manager, told council in a report dated Nov. 2 that counc i l h a d a p p r ove d $23,372 in funding from the gaming reserve for what was described as ‘Pier Street Traffic Control Light.’ Hadfield said during

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budget deliberations council was provided with a list of detailed p ro j e c t s t h at included ‘Highway 19A and Fishing Pier parking lot entrance access improvement.’ Adams thought the funding set aside was also supposed to cover the costs for a light at the c ro s sw a l k i n front of Quay West restaurant, the old Beehive. “I may have missed it but I was certain we had recommended a solar pedestrian light at the Pier Street crosswalk,” Adams said. “There was a lot of paper flying around but I know it was discussed during financial planning.” Hadfield’s report to council said council could re-allocate the

$16,000 per light. “We have an available budget of $23,000 so it’s doubtful we would be able to do two interTHEY SAID IT: “The sections,” number of near misses Neufeld told I’ve seen near Ridge council. Rider of people trying to A d a m s cross to Robert Ostler pointed out Park is too many for my the report liking.” said there – Coun. Andy Adams would be more than e n o u g h money to to cover the crosswalk do two, or even three intersections. at Quay West. “My apologies, that’s His report went on to say “it is anticipated my error,” Neufeld that the available bud- said. “When the report get would be adequate for two or possibly was prepared we were under the assumption three crosswalks.” H o w e v e r, R o n the lights were around Neufeld, the city’s $7,000 each.” Adams, frustrated by manager of operations, said after the the oversight, said if report was written, there was only enough he confirmed the pric- money in the budget ing of solar-powered for one light, he would crosswalk lights to be prefer it to be at the funding towards additional pedestrian activated lights, in order

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crosswalk by Quay West. “The number of near misses I’ve seen near Ridge Rider of people trying to cross to Robert Ostler Park is too many for my liking,” Adams said. Cornfield said he’d prefer council to stick with city staff ’s interpretation of the funding allocation. “I’m a little bit disappointed, I thought the entrance to the Pier parking lot was going to be improved,” Cornfield said. “I thought the $23,000 was to fix that intersection. I was pleased with the original one.” In the end, Adams made a motion for both crosswalks to be funded, but in the event money runs out, to first install pedestrian lights at the Quay West crosswalk. T he motion was passed by council.


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Carihi Interact students Emma Peachey, from left, Chloe Howarth, Catalina Kennedy and Rhiaanah Villalobos, along with the rest of their class, are collecting shoeboxes full of Christmas presents to send to children affected by poverty and disaster in third-world countries.

a 10-to-14-year-old. Deana Longland, local organizer of Operation Christmas Child, said often the shoebox is the first Christmas present the child has ever received. “It’s encouraging to them to know someone loves them and it brings them hope, joy and love,” Longland said. Ultimately what goes in the box is up to the packer. “Samaritan’s Purse feels that with each individual box that’s

packed, each packer has a child in mind so the boxes aren’t altered,” Longland said. Last year, Campbell Riverites were very generous Longland said, and sent 1,195 shoeboxes to children in South America. This year the goal for Campbell River is 1,400. Canada-wide, 640,714 boxes were collected while 8.2 million were collected worldwide. C a m p b e l l R ive r schools, including Carihi, Cedar, the

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Christian school, Phoenix, Timberline and Sandowne are all on board with Operation Christmas Child and are helping to spread the word. At Carihi, the Interact Club took it upon themselves to collect boxes. The class has 100 boxes to give out and it hopes to get 100 back, full of presents. “We’ve been to all the classrooms and a lot of teachers didn’t know about it,” said Rhiaanah Villalobos, an Interact student and

Longland’s daughter. So far, the class has given out 80 boxes. “It’s a good cause and kids in (third-world countries) don’t really get a Christmas,” said Emma Peachey, the president of the Interact class. Longland and Villalobos will spend three days in December volunteering in the distribution centre in Calgary. “We want to see the bigger picture,” said Longland. To take part in Operation Christmas Child, pick up a shoebox from the Discovery Community Church (old Galaxy Theatre) or simply use any regular shoebox or plastic container. Then drop off your box between Nov. 22 and Nov. 27 at the Discovery church (625 11th Ave.). Call the church at (250) 287-8786 for drop off times. For more information about how to pack a shoebox visit samaritanspurse.org

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WFP is currently seeking a Planning / Production Assistant to join our Mainland Coast Operation located approximately 20 minutes north of Campbell River. This full-time 18 month term position may include some travel to the coastal islands and inlets.Reporting to the Operation’s Planner, this role will be an integral part of all business functions at the operation, aligned to support the overall success of the organization. Critical skills and experience will include all aspects of ofďŹ ce and data administration, reporting and analysis, accounts payables and receivables, in addition to admin. tasks necessary to support engineering,forestry, and production functions. Data management, invoicing and accounting functions will also be primary duties. A complete and detailed job posting can be viewed at: http: //www.western forest.com/careers/current _openings.php WESTERN FOREST OFFERS COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION THAT INCLUDES CORE VACATION HEALTH BENEFITS WITH THIS POSITION. If you believe that you have the skills and qualiďŹ cations that we are looking for, please reply in conďŹ dence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: (1)866.840.9611 Email: resumes@ westernforest.com Application Deadline: Thursday, November 24, 2011 Reference Code: MCO Admin

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small ďŹ rms seeking certiďŹ ed A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417. AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. 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 INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853 MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical ofďŹ ce & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126.

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HELP WANTED

WEEKEND COURSE

EXPERIENCED FULL-TIME DENTAL HYGIENIST wanted for a progressive fast paced dental team. Requirements: excellent communications, attention to detail, team player, multi-tasker, and you enjoy working with others this is the job for you. Please apply to: Dr. Kevin Lathangue @ 150 Dogwood St. or e-mail your resume to

FIREARMS TRAINING & C.O.R.E. Non Restricted & restricted. C.O.R.E. Course starts: Fri. Nov. 18 6:00pm-10:00pm Sat. Nov. 19 8am-noon C.O.R.E. continues Nov. 21, 22, 23rd 6:00pm-10:00pm 7522 South Dogwood St. Beside Granlund Fire Arms Bay #4 Two pieces of ID required. For info, contact: Granlund Firearms 250-286-9996 Tyee Marine 250-287-2641.

HELP WANTED

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Position is available immediately. Experienced Orthodontic Receptionist to join our team. We are looking for a team member with working knowledge of Orthotrac II and Dolphin. Email resume to drortho@island.net HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Campbell River location. Guaranteed $12/hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1-866-472-4339 today for an interview. SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net

VOLUNTEERS

TRADES, TECHNICAL

VOLUNTEER REQUESTS November 14, 2011

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires FullTime journeyman Automotive Technicians. Email: mikeg@salmonarmgm.com fax: 250-832-5314.

INLAND KENWORTH CAMPBELL RIVER

Search & Rescue: Volunteers to be on call and work as a team member in response to emergency situations. The next info session is Nov. 24th, 2011, 7:30 p.m. @ the Hall on Larwood.

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician The successful candidate should have: • Self Motivation • a Positive Attitude • Good electrical & Hydraulic troubleshooting skills • A/C Ticket • Forestry/Construction Equipment experience

CR Hospital: Thrift Store. Assorted duties ie: cashier, sorting and pricing. Evenings and weekend shifts needed. Radiant Life Community Church: Kitchen help doing dishes, clearing tables & chairs, cleaning, 12 pm-3 pm, 1 Sunday per month.

For these and many more volunteer opportunities, contact: Volunteer Campbell River at 250-287-8111 Or check our website: www.volunteercr.ca

Contact: Robert Baker Fax: 250-286-8380 Email: rbaker@inland-group.com or drop resume to 2470 North Island Hwy

TRADES, TECHNICAL

LOG SCALERS required for operations nr Campbell River. Rates negiotable based on experience and abilities. Fulltime, long term employment. Reply by e-mail to: pioneerscaling@shaw.ca

AUTOMOTIVE TECH.

GET PAID Daily! Now accepting: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com TECHS LIVE Large in Western Canada! Go Auto has 23 dealerships/18 brands. Journeymen can earn $120K+. Specialists can earn $150K+. Full benefits. Investment Program. Moving/training/tool allowances. Apply now! careers@goauto.ca, or www.goauto.ca

LEGAL

NEW PREMISES/GROWING BUSINESS. WESTLINE FORD IN VANDERHOOF Looking for Service Manager and Service Writers. Great benefits. Send resume westlineford@telus.net. fax to 250567-9550

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

November 16th 2:30pm to 4pm at the Campbell River Community Centre Opportunity to learn about 2012 Funding Application. Looking for a NEW job? www.bcjobnetwork.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Prince Rupert Top Wages Paid View Details at: www.rainbowchrysler.ca Call: Brian Musgrave 1.877.624.8207 or e-mail: bmusgrave@ rainbowchrysler.ca

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INCOME OPPORTUNITY

HELP WANTED

Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic or Millwright ADVANTAGE ENGINE & COMPRESSOR SERVICES LTD. has an immediate opening. 3rd & 4th year apprentices will be considered depending on experience. Successful candidate will operate a service vehicle in northern Alberta. Must be willing to work overtime and/or long hours. Exp. in natural gas compression a definite asset. We offer very Competitive Wages, Bonuses and Benefit Plan.

E-mail resume to: jobs@ advantage-engine.ca or Fax to: 780-622-4409

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

School District 72 (Campbell River) Casual On-Call Educational Assistants & Casual On-Call StrongStart BC Facilitators School District No. 72 is seeking applications for Casual OnCall Educational Assistants and Casual On-Call StrongStart BC Facilitators. Applicants with Educational Assistant qualiÀcations as well as ECE certiÀcation are encouraged to apply for both positions. For further details on these postings, please check the School District’s web site at www.sd72.bc.ca.

School District 72 • Campbell River

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Inland Kenworth is an industry leading group of heavy truck & equipment dealerships in business since 1949. We offer competitive wages and an attractive benefits package.

Journeyman or 3rd/4th Year We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HELP WANTED

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Interviewer/Transcriber The Nuyumbalees Society is currently seeking two enthusiastic, articulate and diplomatic individuals to take on the role of Interviewer/Transcriber for the execution of a Liqwala/Kwak’wala language documentation and preservation project. The interviewers will be responsible for engaging in conversation with Liqwala/Kwak’wala speaking Elders and inspire them to share their knowledge. Knowledge of the language and cultural practices is required along with solid experience with Microsoft Office products and a willingness to operate audio/visual recording equipment. Nuyumbalees Society, P.O. Box 8, Quathiaski Cove, B.C. V0P 1N0; Email: cultural@nuyumbalees.com. Deadline for application is November 15, 2011 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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November 24, 2011 Time and Location to be Confirmed Upon Registration Please send your résumé and cover letter to e-mail address below

PRÉSENTATION SUR LES CARRIÉRES POUR LES OPÉRATEAURS DES TÉLÉCOMMUNCATIONS (MEMBRES CIVILS)

Le 24 novembre 2011 L’heure et le lieu sont à confirmer au moment de l’inscription Envoyez votre curriculum vitae et une l’ettre d’accompagnement à l’adresse ci-dessous Attendance at a career presentation is now the mandatory first step in the application process./ Assister à une séance d’information sur les carrières est maintenant la première étape obligatoire du processus de recrutement.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HANDYPERSONS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

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PRACTICAL NURSE Work & learn 3 days a week bridging to Practical Nurse in less than a year. ~ STARTS SOON IN CAMPBELL RIVER ~ (Travel bursary may be available) Acute Care Clinical & Preceptorship will be in Campbell River.

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LEGAL SERVICES

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GARAGE SALES

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A FINISHING & RENOVATION company, Husband and wife team, Journeyman Contractor and Interior Designer for kitchen cabinets, drywall mudding & painting, Bathrooms, Fireplace Mantels. Free Estimates, call Design House 250-204-4417.

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

PAINTING COLIN’S PAINTING. Winter Special 3 rooms $299. Ceilings & trim extra. 28 yrs exp. Ref’s. Call (250)923-1954. EVELYN M. Painting, Quality work, interior prep to complete. Low odor paint, no muss, no fuss, free estimates. 250-204-4417.

PETS

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED WE BUY OLD STUFF Cash for most items of Value. Furniture, Tools, Free Housecalls

See Yellow Pages under Oddball Used Furn & Antiques C.R., Courtenay, Comox,etc. Call Ron 250-204-1237

REAL ESTATE

PETS CUTE ENGLISH BULLDOGS. 9wks CKC, shots/health paper. $700. Email: babapk1@yahoo.com

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

LABRADOODLE X w/a short haired pointer puppies. Dew claws removed & d/w. 1st shots. Vet approved. $500. Born Sept.23. (250)282-0089

Great location across from Robert Ostler Park. 940 Island Hwy, great exposure to traffic, good traffic flow. 850sq. feet. Contact 250-286-6322 or drmarklawrence@gmail.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

FREE ITEMS KINGSIZE CAPTAIN bed with foam mattress (250)923-3036.

Call: 1-250-616-9053

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

APARTMENT/CONDO 1 Bdrm available immediately Cedarbrook Apts, Heat & Hot water incl, adult oriented. Call 250-914-0105 to view 2-Bdrm available immediately Orchard Park Apts. Secure building, oversize suites, large/ quiet private yard, indoor cat welcome, on-site laundry. Ref req’d. Ph. 250-914-0105 to view.

* AAA Pet Friendly * 534 Cedar St Campbell River

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1 Bdrm suite $680. Available after Nov. 15 2 Bdrm suite $800. Available now

• Galley Kitchen with dishwasher • Hardwood floors • Child and Pet Friendly • References Mike (250)830-7012 visit our website www.dumacholdings.com CAMPBELL RIVER: 1 bdrm apartment, close to downtown & Hospital, ground floor, 1/2 block of Island Hwy. Ocean view off patio. Newly renovated, cable incl. $650/month. Call Jorn 250-204-9120. Available Immediately. CAMPBELL RIVER- 2 bdrm in small quiet well maintained complex near town. No dogs. $625. Available Dec 1. (250)923-3635.

Campbell River

Friendly onsite Managers 24 hr. One, two, and three bedroom apts, 3 bed. 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

“Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967”

Thursday, Nov. 17 » 6pm Collectable coins, stamps, cast iron cars, jewellery, models, accordion, sax and trumpet, clarinet, piano, artwork, nick knacks, antique furniture from estate, as-new micro suede and micro fibre couch sets, tools and so much more to come in. Check it out on line.

RENTALS

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CAMPBELL RIVER, Cedar Place, 1 bdrm Apt. Avail now. $600./mo. Responsible tenants wanted for a clean quiet building with family atmosphere. Close to hospital. Refs req’d. Call 250-286-4881.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, C.R. 250-914-3532 or C.V. 250-650-5773 (cont:98365)

ELECTRICAL

OTHER AREAS

CAMPBELL RIVER, catering to mature people, newly reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Clean, quiet, secure bldg. Centrally located. Cable, phone, internet incl. Manager onsite, avail now. Call 250-203-8334.

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.

BUILDING SALE... Final clearance, rock bottom prices. 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

CAMPBELL RIVER

QUALICUM BEACH ESTATE SALE NOVEMBER 17, 18 & 19 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 474 BALSAM ST. (just off 19A @ Crescent Rd. W.) Qualicum Beach All items from this executive 4400 sqft home must be SOLD! Dining room set, French provincial sofa,love seat,chair set with matching tables, lots of other furniture, grandfather clock, bedroom suites, Solid Oak Armoire, pair of Italian made lamps, dishes, china, crystal, ornaments, pictures, just too many other items to list! Cash-Interac-All credit cards accepted. Everything must be sold in 3 days!! “Bring your best offers!!” HOSTED BY THE GOOD FOLKS @ Remember That Antiques & Collectibles (Opening soon in Qualicum Beach) For more info call Ken @ 250-927-0500 or email ken117@telus.net

FUEL/FIREWOOD

CRIMINAL RECORD?

Funding may be available.

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RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

AUTO FINANCING

SEAVIEW MANOR, 1 & 2 BDRM Apts. Quiet, secure, includes heat & hot water onsite Manager. Call 250-2866513 or 250-204-5799.

BLACK CREEK- 4 bdrms, wood stove, W/D, F/S. No pets! Refs req’d. $1000+ utils. (250)337-8005.

C.R.- ROOMS in large bright home. Responsible tenant 1)Lg walkin closet, own bath. Avail Nov 15, $500/mth 2)Share kit. bath. & w/d. $400, Avail Dec 1. Garage avail. Call 250-616-8741

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 CAMPBELL RIVER 2bdrm apt in centrally located 4-plex. Adult oriented. No Pets. N/S. Refs $700 +util. 250-830-4686 CAMPBELL RIVER- (very close to hospital) nice 2 bdrm in post in-beam style tri-plex, ocean views, garage underneath w/remote door. F/S, W/D. NS/NP. Refs req’d. Available Dec 1 or 15. $795. Call (250)830-0130. LOOK NO further--deluxe 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 5 appliances, garage, large yard. Ref. required. N/S, No pets. 360 Carolyn Rd. $1100. Ph. 9265501

HOMES FOR RENT 3 bdrm 1.5 bath rancher, Willow Pt. $1250 incl heat/hot water.Avail Immed.250-923-5104 3 BDRM House, Peterson Rd area, Campbell River. N/P, N/S. $850/mth. Call 1-250723-5134 or 250-203-6628 3 BED, 1 bath, 1,200 sq.ft. F/S, W/D, close to Canyon View Trial, N/S,N/P. $900 + util. Call 250-287-7876 47-Dogwood St. 1800 sq ft. 3bdrm 2-bath, convenient location. 1,100 /mo. Ph: 250-2866322 or Cell: 250-218-1166 AVAIL IMMED. 3-4 bed. double wide trailer with F/S,W/D. $975/mth. Call 250-286-3074 or 250-204-5005

CAMPBELL RIVER, 3 bdrm 2 bath rancher near Robron. Garage, 5 appls, NON SMOKING, pets neg, newly reno’d, $1200. (Immed) 250-248-6875 CAMPBELL RIVER, centrally located, cute 2 bdrm house, ocean view, w/d, d/w, garage. Lot’s of storage & large fenced yard. N/S, pets neg. $1000. /mo + util. Dec. 1st. Call 250339-9924. CAMPBELL RIVER oceanfront fully furnished 3-Bdrm, 2bath home. $1800. neg. Avail. Dec. 1st. Drive by: 1047 S.Island Hwy. 1-604-892-5134 renechambers@shaw.ca CAMPBELL RIVER Oceanfront fully furnished suite, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, $900 neg., avail. Dec. 01. Drive by 1047 South Island Hwy, 1-604-892-5134, renechambers@shaw.ca MERECROFT AREA- 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath rancher. 5 appls. NS/NP. Available Immediately. 681 Glenalan Rd. $1100./mo. (250)830-3232. Small 1 bdrm house, N/S, N/P, nice yard, Suitable for 1-2 people. Drive by 620 Alder St. $850/mth. 250-203-2800 WILLOW POINT area lovely 3 yr. old 1300 sq.ft. rancher. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, all appl incl pet negotiable, Dec. 1. $1200. 250-337-1719, 250-287-6549

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.

STORAGE 12x14x30 foot insulated & heat avail. Anderton & Ryan Rd. $375/mo incl tax. Yearly lease. Dry, clean & concrete floor. Ph. 250-339-5775 or Cell. 250-218-1166

SUITES, LOWER WILLOW POINT: grnd level, 2 bdrm, lrg living room, full bath, F/S, W/D, laminate floors, fully fenced backyard, 1 car garage, & storage room. Incld’s hydro/internet. $900, avail. Dec. 1. Call (250)923-6495. CAMPBELL RIVER- lrg 1 bdrm suite, inclds utils, W/D, D/W, private, upscale, gas F/P. $700. Avail Dec 1. References req’d. (250)902-8006. CR- LARGE newer 2 Bdrm ground level suite, includes utilities, W/D, N/P, N/S refs req’d. $650/mth 250-286-3888

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colour, which is immediately apparent when you view her vibrant works. The CR Art Gallery’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Market, sponsored by Chan, Nowosad and Boates, Chartered Accountants, is open from

Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Christmas Eve. The Market features the work of dozens of artisans from Campbell River, Quadra Island, Cortes Island and other communities in the region. Shoppers aiming to support the work of local artisans as well as programming at the Campbell River Art Gallery have been flocking to the Market since it opened last week. Be sure to stop by the Market this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to see the talented Charlotte Hood-Tanner at work. The CR Art Gallery is looking forward to feature demonstrations from other talented artisans every Saturday until Dec. 17. For more information, stop by the Gallery from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., call 250-2872261 or e-mail contact@ crartgallery.ca.

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up and coming artist at work. Charlotte Hood-Tanner from Merville will be at the Gallery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Hood-Tanner’s bright and beautiful prints, cards and ‘love tags’ are featured at the Christmas Market this year for the first time. Hood-Tanner is an artist and mother who works as a teacher in Comox. Being with young people allows her to stay in touch with current trends, which inspired her to create her love tags – based on the idea of dog tags. The love tags are miniature compositions meant to reflect the individuals who wear them, and are sure to appeal to those who love art and fashion. Hood-Tanner is a graduate of the Fine Arts Foundation program at Capilano College. She then switched her focus to biology, but never lost her passion

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inspired by the massacre of Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee in 1890. It keeps percussionist Ayaz Amlani busy in the back row and demands the utmost concentration by the woodwinds, who must improvise some of their music. November is the season of storms in this area, and it is the same on the Great Lakes; storms are the inspiration for Gales of November by James L. Hosay.

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poetry, which will be spoken by euphonium player Doug Craig. Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular band and choral composers writing today. His October is the band’s most challenging piece, with its soaring melodies and numerous changes of tempo and mood. First clarinetist Ted Milbrandt will be the soloist in the evocative and haunting “utumn Soliloquy by James Barnes. Ghost Dances was

from concerts like this one – to track down some unusual pieces. The evening will open with a version by Chico O’Farrill of Autumn from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. As a number of band members play in the Little Big band, the concert band has prepared the jazz standard Autumn Leaves which features saxophone and trumpet solos. Siorai September (Gaelic for Eternal September) includes

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Waste time well The Comox Valley’s premiere dance band Time Well Wasted returns to Campbell River’s Paramount Music Hall for one night only - Saturday, Nov. 26. Campbell River’s own Jacquelyn Block makes her hometown debut as Time Well Wasted’s newest member. “Being in Time Well Wasted with such incredible musicians, and Juno Award winner, Sue Medley, is an amazing opportunity,” says Block. “It’s teaching me better stage presence and how to really have fun up there.” As part of Time Well Wasted Block will be featured in a number

of songs including Lady Marmalade, I’m So Excited and Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools. Block isn’t the only member of Time Well Wa s t e d t h at c a l l s Campbell River home. Horn player Roger Kirk and lead guitar player Grant McClellan are key to the soulful, R & B sound of Time Well Wasted that fans love and love to dance to. Featuring Sue Medley’s #1 hit Maybe The Next Time and Love Thing, TWW delivers a night of mega hits including Stevie Wonder’s I Wish, the Doobie Brothers’ Long Train Running, Michael Jackson’s Thriller

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Tyees play the role of spoiler

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Spin move Campbell River Storm forward Rob Iszak spins in front of the Kerry Park Islanders net to score in Friday’s 6-2 victory at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. The Storm’s next game is tonight against Saanich in George Pearkes Arena and they’re home again Friday against Victoria for a 7:30 p.m. game at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. The Storm have won four of their last five games.

Nancy Greene ski league gears up The first flakes are starting to stick on Mount Washington, so it’s time to dig out the ski gear and get ready for another amazing season on the slopes. The Mt. Washington Ski Club is once

again inviting all kids aged four to 12 to come out and try the Nancy Greene Ski League. This program teaches skiers the FUNdamentals of downhill skiing, including basic

skills alongside the technical aspects of the sport. While the Nancy Greene Ski League promotes skiing without the pressures of intense competition, skiers do have opportunities to

show off their racing skills in fun, club based events. The Ski Club also offers certified coaches, small group sizes, extra ski camps, progress reports, family use of the club cabin, social

get togethers. For further information, you can click on the club website at www. mtwashingtonskiclub. com or contact Troy or Kerri Perras at tkperras@telus.net or phone (250) 850-2050.

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The Number 1 Auto Body Bantam ‘A’ Tyees played the roll of giant killers at the annual Tim Jardine AAA Tournament in South Delta over the weekend. After going winless during three tough round-robin games the Tyees eliminated the number one ranked Coquitlam Chiefs with a stunning 10-5 upset in the quarter- finals. It was by far the best effort of the season for the Tyees. “We had a game plan going in and the players executed it beautifully,” said Tyees head coach Peter Martin. “Not only that but the guys also demonstrated a willingness to compete that our opponent couldn’t match.” Left winger Gavin Rauser went on a one man rampage, scoring six times in the victory. Tyees Travis Goodwin, Rio Massee, Austin Simper, and Grady McInnes also tallied for Campbell River.

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“Gavin told us (the coaches) that he looks forward to playing the better teams – he likes the challenge,” said Martin. “His determination and inspirational leadership were evident not only in the game against Coquitlam but during the entire tournament. He showed why he’s our captain.” Rauser recorded 12 points in five games and finished near the top in tournament scoring. Injuries and penalties finally caught up to the Tyees in the semifinals as they lost 8-3 to Seafair. The talented Richmond club went on the win the championship, defeating South Delta in the final. The Tyees were down to just 12 skaters by the end of the tournament. “We lost Rio Massee and Josh Coblenz,” said Martin. “And I know of at least three others that Continued on A35

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Going for bold

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Deked out The U-13 Breakers took to the Valley View field in Comox last Sunday. They played against the Comox U-14 Girls in a close game but the Breakers came through with a 2-1 win. Pictured, Kristen Gage of the Breakers battles for the ball with teammates surrounded to assist.

Bluebacks bring home a win The young men took the soggy field with good posession from the start. Within a short time the Port Alberni squad showed that they were playing to win. With tenacity the Campbell River Bluebacks continued their assault on the Alberni end and with the right passing, and a well placed kick, scored the first of what would be a hat trick game for Blueback Nick Silva. The Bluebacks

continued to face opposition as the tuned in Alberni squad found possession and made numerous runs at the Blueback end with little success. Still a bit stunned by the effort it was taking to hold the line, the Port Alberni team answered with a long kick from midfield that floated a hairs breadth under the top bar to put it at 1-1. The Bluebacks came back to centre and battled for the ball.

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intention to win. Each goaltender was tested by an array of great plays and shots. Finally, with what was a nail-biting moment of bouncing, a touch off the hip deflected behind the Port Alberni goalkeeper making it 3-2 for the Bluebacks. As the half continued, the Bluebacks pushed the play toward the Port Alberni end and both teams continued to battle for that last goal that never came.

Categories ranged from Youth Beginner (Easy) to Adult Open (Very Hard). Local climbers excelled amongst the strong competition, with Campbell River resident, Kirsty Graham placing first in the Female Adult Experienced and Leo Pontier, a Grade 12 Carihi student, placing second in a strong field in the Male Youth Open category. The competitors enjoyed the excellent facility, the challenging, technical routes and the friendliness of On the Rocks Climbing Gym - which enjoys

a great reputation in the region. The event ended with prizes and a chili supper, where participants exchanged stories and “beta” - lingo for tips on how they solved the routes. Bouldering is a climbing discipline which uses no ropes or technical equipment except climbing shoes and a bag of chalk. To find out more about climbing visit or call On the Rocks Climbing Gym - 1980 North Island Highway or (250) 287-7625. Visit www. ontherocksclimbing gym.com for more information.

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Campbell River’s landmark recreation facility, On The Rocks Climbing Gym, hosted the successful V4-Vendetta Bouldering Competition two Saturdays ago. Fifty rock climbers from the Island and the Lower Mainland converged on the city for a day of friendly competition. The competitors spent two and a half hours challenging themselves, physically and mentally, on the thirty-five routes unveiled that morning. Number one being the easiest – 35 being extremely difficult.

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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2011

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MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL ELECTION Nov. 19 is municipal voting day in British Columbia and it is incumbent upon all citizens of the province to vote for their local representatives to city council, regional district and school board. For Election Day 2009, the Campbell River Mirror is pro-

viding you with an opportunity to get further acquainted with your candidates for local office. We have put some questions to the candidates in an effort to provide additional insight into their positions and personalities in an effort to help

voters make informed decisions. In addition to this special section, we also encourage you read your Campbell River Mirror and visit our website – www.campbellrivermirror. com – where we post all our election coverage under one

heading. Look for “ELECTION” at the top, lefthand side of our home page underneath the nameplate. All our stories and coverage since the election campaign began will be there for you to review. And don’t forget to vote Saturday!

■ Candidates for Strathcona Regional District

■ Candidates for Mayor: Roy Grant

Michel Rabu

Walter Jakeway

Ziggy Stewart

Area C (Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets) Jim Abram Shawn O’Connor

■ Candidates for City

Peter Klobucar

Nehemiah Sloat

Council:

Brian le Pas

Sean Eric Smith

Andy Adams

Ryan Mennie

Mary Storry

James Bifano

Dave Minato

Darryn Striga

Sterling Campbell

Claire Moglove

Mark Sullivan

Patricia Gagnon

Jason Price

Ron Kerr

Larry Samson

Area D (Oyster Bay-Buttle Lake) Brenda Leigh Kellie O’Brien ■ Candidates for School District 72 Michele Babchuk Ted Foster Richard Franklin

Murray Grant Daryl Hagen Warren Harle Linda Jay George Maclagan Joyce McMann


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Your School Board Candidates

Six questions were provided to us by the District Parents Advisory Committee and the Campbell River and District Teachers Association for the trustee candidates to answer. They are: CRDTA: • Following the Bills 27/28 Supreme Court ruling, what is your position on the restoration in the collective agreement

of guaranteed class-size limits, specialist teacher ratios, and provisions for supporting students with special needs, and on securing adequate funding to support all of these three clauses of the agreement? • If elected, will you listen to your communities, i.e. students, parents, teachers and local citizens, to determine a needs budget for our district, and how

will you press the provincial government to determine the provincial budget for education based on the needs budgets prepared by school boards? • Will you lobby the provincial government to ensure adequate and appropriate funding for public education programs and services through taxation, not privatization of the school system?

DPAC: • Who are you, as a trustee, accountable to and how will you demonstrate and communicate that accountability? • What are some of the parent issues that you would champion during your term? • What are some of the ways, as a trustee, that you would make yourself available to parents, i.e. PAC and DPAC meetings?

MICHELE BABCHUK CRDTA Questions: 1. I believe in the right to free collective bargaining and respect the local labour organizations to do so. The provincial government has already implemented competing legislation, Bill 33, Schools of Choice and District aggregate that have limited class effectiveness and family choices. As for Specialist Teacher ratios and Special Needs resources, I believe that these services should be based on needs identi-

fied by our educational professionals not by a formulaic equation. Securing adequate funding for all of these initiatives should be based on the needs of all students not on bad or restrictive legislation. 2. The answer is simple, “Yes Of Course”. We have, in the last budget cycle, not only submitted our legally obligated balanced budget but also submitted a “Needs” budget as well. In this district we work hard to include all of our partners in the budget process

and if re-elected I will continue this valued process. 3. I believe in the Public Education system and feel that it is every child’s right to receive a high quality education. Public Education is, and always has been, the cornerstone of our society and we need to recognize its value to our community. I have lobbied the Provincial Government for 6 years to fully fund our system and create a stable and predictable funding formula so that we can have continuity in our

planning and maximize our resources. I do not intend to stop now. DPAC Questions: 1. As a trustee I am accountable to everyone in the constituency and most importantly to the students that I am elected to represent. By being open, available and listening to all of the different opinions and concerns is how I have demonstrated my accountability over the past 6 years. I believe that communication with all the community partners

is the key in any decision making process. 2. As a mother myself, I know that most parent issues are based around advocacy for their children or children within their educational community. Student achievement and opportunities are two of the issues that I would champion during my term. Believing that every child deserves the best educational experience and the opportunity to succeed is a goal I strive for; “No Child Should Be Left Behind”.

3. I have had the honour of sitting with DPAC and in the past have made myself available to PAC’s when they have requested that I attend their meetings. We have scheduled Education Committee Meetings through-out the district. This is a practice that I would like to see continued. Contact information is also posted on the school district website and I enjoy speaking to everyone about the Public Education system and what is happening within our own district.

TED FOSTER CRDTA Questions: 1. The issues of size, composition, special needs and specialist teacher ratios are important public policy. Many stakeholders are involved, the teachers are not alone. I support the Ministry of Education. These matters are public

domain. Collective agreements do not fully reflect community interests. I recognize and appreciate teachers’ front line roles. “Funding” is always a major challenge. I favour targeted lobbying. The new Board, with staff and public participation, should review the matters

addressed in Bills 27 & 28 along with other possible “lobbying” initiatives and then rank the “needs” on a priority basis. A united lobby with a common, community wide voice is most effective. 2. Trustees represent the community. I listen to the community. The problem

is separating the “needs” from the “wants.” We need a democratic process with input from all stakeholders. B.C. has 60 separate Boards of Education. Funds are allotted based largely on student enrollment. We could lobby for “more money” or we could target a specific project.

I would like to offer our students a more comprehensive exposure to “trades.” Trades people require the academic skills of reading, writing and numeracy. Canada faces a shortfall of one million trades’ people, in well paying jobs, by 2020. This need could be met by immigra-

tion or might we produce our own? SD 72 enrolment could yield a graduating class of 500 but with 20 per cent attrition, it nets about 400. In grades 11 & 12 the drop outs represent 200 student years. We could reduce the drop out rate to 10 per cent

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JASON PRICE for

City Councillor

· Born and raised in Campbell River · Representation for the younger generation “Committed to build working relationships with all groups and governments”

NEW FACE » NEW VOICE » NEW VISION » SOON TO BE A NEW FATHER

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• Protect and Enhance Your Rural Lifestlye • Non-Partisian, Fair and Common Sense Approach to Issues. • Listens - HEARS - Takes Action • End Area D Stagnation

For Positive Change ELECT

Kellie O'Brien



Area D Director Saturday, November 19th kdobrien@telus.net


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Your Mayoral Candidates A community we all can be proud of The questions: 1. What is your vision for Campbell River? 2. Why should somebody vote for you? 3. How do you plan to improve communications at City Hall?

1. My “vision” for Campbell River includes: Economic diversification and job creation; a new hospital with no reduction in current level of health care; a community that practices environmental sustainability; a community that celebrates our arts, culture and heritage; partnerships with all levels of government; and a quality of life and a community we can all be proud of.

2. My proven leadership and team-building skills set me apart from the other candidates. I am the ONLY mayoral candidate that volunteers for numerous local organizations and does consistent fund-raising for non-profit groups in our community.

our new council must continue to improve communications between City Hall and our residents.

3. Although there have been a number of efforts to communicate better with Campbell River taxpayers,

Roy Grant

Develop a strong council leadership team 1. Campbell River has wonderful views, but what it needs is a clear vision of the future and specific goals. With solid leadership, stable taxes, and a positive, receptive attitude, the world will see that it’s true. Campbell River has oceans of opportunity. Our city will visibly stand out as a wonderful community, an awesome place to visit, and an excellent place to

live, learn, retire, invest, and create employment. Election day, Nov. 19, can be a positive turning point for Campbell River if the city voters choose a majority of new dynamic council members who have a financially responsible, benevolent, yet common sense approach. Don’t let the opportunity slip away. Vote!

work with a strong council leadership team capable of providing clear goals, competent oversight, and excellent results. A nimble team able to challenge and grow the potential of our city. Our new council would support an energetic future offering common sense, re s p e c t , b e n evo l e n c e, clear vision, and financial responsibility.

2. If I am elected mayor my role will be to develop and-

3. The city employees are the real customer service

representatives of the city. They need to be an active part of the information distribution and collection process. The senior city managers will regularly visit local businesses and interact with citizens to confirm and receive feedback re the effectiveness of city services. The city website will be replaced with a modern user friendly site that is energized and dynamic.

A website that boldly promotes local events, not-forprofits, and links to local businesses. The economic development group will use basic bold marketing to promote Campbell River world wide. Council Meetings will be podcast. With fewer long meetings and as existing procedures are streamlined the results and feedback will hopefully improve.

Walter Jakeway

Business and council experience 1. My vision for Campbell River includes: City managers tasked in acting on direction given by mayor and council in making the right decisions that benefit all of our citizens, sound financial policies that respect the hard earned tax dollars utilized in delivering services, and a balanced police force and fire department aligned with our needs and financial capacities. 2. A vote for “Michel

Rabu as Mayor” will allow me to bring my business and council experience, my proven accountability and demonstrated leadership to a newly elected council. My record during the two terms I served on council under the leadership of Mayor Ostler and my successful business career spanning 35 years in this community confirms my common sense approach in creating solutions to the challenges I’ve

faced in my business and professional life and, with the support of the people of Campbell River, I will bring that common sense approach to a new council on Nov. 19. I will be a full time mayor, with no attachment or “political” obligations to large land owners or developers. I will work to represent all citizens and be accessible to all. 3. I believe that opening and improving communication at City Hall is

crucial in attracting economic development and potential investors into our community. Economic growth will create badly needed jobs and broaden our tax base which in turn will alleviate the pressure of ever increasing costs while we focus on improving efficiency within City Hall. I will work with council and staff to instill a “customer first service attitude” and remove any unnecessary bureaucratic barriers and replace them

with a friendlier “Open for Business Policy.”

Michel Rabu

Develop a strong council leadership team 1. I want Campbell River to be seen as a community that cooperates and unites on common goals and works together to achieve them. I want to see a City Hall that is respectful of tax dollars and of the needs of its citizens. I want to see a City Hall that is open for business to create employment opportunities for all ages, education and skill levels. I want to see residential opportunities cre-

ated in our downtown core and a fully functioning acute care hospital. 2. Six years ago I ran for City Council to make a difference. I have asked the tough questions when others did not. I will build a team that is respected and gets the most out of every tax dollar. We will be open for business and we will set achievable goals for our three year term. I will work to build

relationships with our First Nations neighbours. Whenever possible we should partner with investors and community organizations to build a better Campbell River. I am as comfortable in a ditch with a shovel as I am in the boardroom with a suit and tie and I think I have a better understanding of the challenges facing families and businesses than any of the other mayoral candidates. This connection gives me the desire,

the courage, the integrity and the common sense to serve as your mayor and to provide leadership to your council to really make that difference. 3. Communication should be about responding to people, asking questions and providing answers. Communication should not only be through press releases. I will assign councillor portfolios for various areas of responsibility to

provide a clear communication link between council and the general public. My door will always be open to our residents, our businesses and to potential investors.

Ziggy Stewart


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River Rotarian. I moved to Campbell River in 1992 to work at the Campbell River hospital for a few years, gain senior management experience, and then move on. Eighteen years later I’m still here. Why? Because I love Campbell River’s people, natural beauty, and spirit, and am proud to call Campbell River my home.

1. To be a community that achieves its potential. To be a leader in providing a lifestyle and services that promote families, from grandchildren to seniors. To be a place where students want to stay and learn and international students want to come to. To be a place where innovative technology provides clean jobs that retain and attract families that bring vibrancy to our city. A place where seniors feel as young in spirit as they do in their minds. A place that we are all proud of. A place that is inclusive and encompassing of our diversity and culture. A place that is ‘home’.

Andy Adams years of healthcare management experience, countless hours of community service, and seventeen years as a proud Campbell

2. I bring six years of council experience, 30-plus

3. Podcast councils meeting live. Be proactive in getting complete and accurate information out to the public. Provide prompt responses to negative and misleading information. Reconstruct the City website.

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Valuable lessons learned early in my career:

• Give the job to the busiest person you know.

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• The right person views difficult tasks as challenges, not obstacles. • The right person will gather and digest data and advice from relevant sources, then act decisively.

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The questions: 1. What is your vision for Campbell River? 2. Why should somebody vote for you? 3. How do you plan to improve communications at City Hall?

We need to build on our assets 1. We are at a turning point. Campbell River is no longer a mill town. We need to build on our assets. We have incredible natural beauty, clean air, clean water, diverse opportunities for recreation: these are the type of things that “lifestyle migrants” are looking for. I envision a Campbell River that has a diverse economy of small and medium size businesses and a vibrant arts community which will attract not only new citizens and tourism, but inject new vitality into our downtown core. I believe in responsibility; as citizens we all need to make a concerted effort to make Campbell River a better place. 2. I have a solid background in business and the forest industry. My commitment to this community is expressed in dedication

I am fiscally responsible and able to set priorities on needs vs. wants basis. I have many ideas, but one promise: if elected, I will give the best that I have in me.

Jim Bifano to the arts, and volunteering as an auxiliary police constable. I have demonstrated not only that I am prepared to put in the time and energy to move Campbell River forward, but that I actually have that energy and commitment.

3. Communication is a two way street, I would like to encourage people to get involved, to attend council meetings and open houses. I would like to see more rationale behind certain decisions revealed so that the public understands the issues. I would like to see less of an “Us vs. Them” mentality; everyone who lives here is a stakeholder in the future of Campbell River. I would like to see “in c a m e r a ” i n fo r m at i o n released to the public after it is deemed not sensitive. The City of Vancouver is already doing this as of 2010.

Move forward to a brighter future 1. My vision of Campbell River is the investment by people coming together from different walks of life to join us as we all move forward to a brighter future ahead. This investment must balance major infrastructure projects with fiscal responsibility protecting our quality of life within a sustainable level of taxation. We must develop a stronger community plan to attract investment in all our local neighbourhoods. We must also reach out to seniors and youth, business and the arts to develop a cohesive quality of life for all. 2. Due to the number of chief administrators and mayors in the last decade, the belief is that staff and council are seen to have difficulties with direction.

with zero based budgeting and its positive results combined with the sale of city owned surplus land will help ease the pain of the economic transition. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get started.

Sterling Campbell My former experience as a 10-year member of city council in a resource based community in Ontario gives me a unique outlook on the economic challenges facing Campbell River. Having had experience

3. The community is best served when there is open dialogue with City Hall. I will support our current communications specialist in developing a strategy that allows citizens to be able to readily understand the decisions made on their behalf by staff and council. For example, last March a bylaw was passed allowing taxpayers to make monthly payments towards their 2012 tax bill, doing away with post-dated cheques, cutting city borrowing charges and reducing staff overtime in June.


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Able to do great things See our way to finding our city’s true spirit in our community 1. Recently we had the opportunity to participate in our Sustainable Official Community Plan. There were over 1,500 participants who contributed their views and ideas on the direction the city should go. In my opinion, one particular goal pretty well sums up the vision for Campbell River: “Campbell River will be a vibrant and lively community that supports and encourages community health, safety, economic prosperity and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. “Village and neighbourhood centres, the waterfront and our downtown will contain most growth and reinforce an easily identifiable character.” I think that if we were to keep this vision in focus, we will be able to do great things in our community. 2. You should vote for me because I have the experience being on council and as a school trustee.

I also care about this community. Currently, I am the president of the Rotary Club of Campbell River (noon club) and last year’s chair of the annual TV Auction. I am also just completing a three-year commitment to our local Air Cadets as vice chair of the Parents Committee.

Patricia Gagnon My portfolio included the Parks and Rec Commission, which worked with Communities in Bloom, and various trail societies, plus, I was the liaison for the Joint Advisory Planning/Harbour Commission, which was responsible for recommendations regarding land use, community planning, and harbour operations.

3. With a new mayor and Council being elected, it is an opportunity to work with the city manager to explore a communications plan to improve the way they communicate with the public and the media. It is imperative to provide relevant, up-to-date information in a timely manner. Every tool that is used to communicate information and to be accessible to the public, whether it is through social media, or by traditional press releases, helps make local government transparent.

1. My vision for Campbell River welcomes growth; provides positive opportunities for youth; creates economic security for families; recognizes the contributions of senior citizens; and offers programs to assist those less fortunate. To reach our potential we must offer job creation and a friendly business environment. This must be the major focus of council. With much hard work and an open City Hall, a positive, progressive council can make Campbell River everything it truly should be. This way we can see our way to finding our City’s true spirit. 2. I came to Campbell River 40 years ago for its business potential and recreational lifestyle. These past 40 years have seen me actively involved on many boards and city commissions, as well as various service clubs and organizations of recreation, arts

various expertises and my passion, to work for Campbell River.”

Ron Kerr and culture. I now have the time and the energy to bring my skill set of experiences and talents, along with a positive attitude to local government. As a city councillor, I am ready to put my proven teamwork abilities, my business background, my

3. The public must be kept current of the actions of local government. Failure to do so creates misunderstanding and mistrust. As a former board member of CRTV that installed the council chamber video system, I believe we can podcast our council meetings and informational sessions on our city website, making them available anytime. Our city website can also be made easier to navigate and access. The new council, working with local media and other stakeholder groups, must develop strong lines of open communication, along with strong partnerships. I believe current problems can be acknowledged and resolved while still respecting each viewpoint. More observations are posted at www.ronkerr. ca

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LINDA JAY

School Trustee

My VALUES: 4 Strong advocate for child education and learning 4 Recognize the importance and value the opinions of others 4 Open to hearing and voicing your concerns and views as an opportunity for growth

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QUALIFICATIONS: 4 Master’s Degree in Education from Simon Fraser University 4 Business Administration Instructor at North Island College 4 Strong teaching background 4 Familiar and knowledgeable in school administration and support systems As your representative, you can expect me to be: 4 Dependable & Honest 4 Accountable 4 Opened minded 4 Respectful of the rights of children and parents 4 Committed For more information please email Linda at lindajay33@yahoo.ca or find me on Facebook

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Become one of the most desireable places to live 1. A) A healthy environment; by this I mean clean air and water. B) Employment for the youth of the city which means we need to give them the oppurtunity to learn skills that allow them to raise their families here, not elsewhere. C) It is not part of my vision to have incinerator facilities built on the old mill site. This would provide little employment, but it would cause many health, enviromental and safety issues for the city (have we forgotten that we are part of an earthquake zone). D) I believe that the city can be developed as a tourist and retirement mecca. Nine acres on the water front could become a Campbell River Fish Market similar to Pike Market in Seattle. Think of the cafes and small shops and artist stalls that could be built on this beatiful piece of land. Part of this market could highlight native arts and culture, as well as farm produce. By working together, we can preserve the beatiful natural

hard worker and I don’t give up.

Peter Klobucar resources that are here. Let Campbell River become one of the most desirable places to live and work on Vancouver Island. 2. I am not part of the old boys club. I am a newcomer to Campbell River. I see things from a different perspective. I am not afraid to go in different directions to find solutions. I have 25 years of business, finance and union experience. I am a

3. I would propose city council adapt the model of Neighorhood Advisory Councils.The idea is to enhance communication, give Campbell Riverites a chance to more actively participate in the decisionmaking process of their neighborhood and to help identify issues unique to each neighborhood that needs to be improved. Each neighborhood councillor would have regularly scheduled meetings to record questions, ideas and opinions of their residents, and to get a better idea of what the municipal service priorities should be for each neighborhood. The new webpage for Campbell River councillors will allow for each neighborhood councillor to update their residents on hot topic issues and current projects with dialogue box. Each councillor would be assigned one neighborhood, be part of that neighborhood and report the needs of that area at council meetings.

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Improved and open communication 1. In the immediate future, the Campbell River area will be home to high technology industries and above ground fish farms – both providing good paying jobs. Cultural tourism will emerge as a bona fide revenue stream in the overall tourism industry. When the cruise ships dock, passengers are in awe. Retirees and seniors have flocked to Campbell River because of those who had the vision to establish an infrastructure in which seniors and retirees thrive, and a new hospital that serves all of us well. Families and their children benefit from low tax rates and ample community services. 2. Since 2005 I have been

when Walmart wanted our estuary for a parking lot. I was there when Mayor Roger McDonnell tried to muzzle citizens by stating that petitions were useless and served no purpose (3,000 signature petition re: 3.5 acres, 11/22/06) – I was there. I’ll continue to be there – as a councillor – with my highly functioning moral compass intact. On Nov. 19, I most humbly ask for your trust, support and most importantly, your vote.

Brian LePas involved in the goings-on at City Hall and within Campbell River. I was there on the Myrt Thompson Trail

A place where everyone desires to be three years and beyond: “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.”

1. I envision a community that takes care of it’s citizens equally, no matter what age. Support for our children, making sure all are ready to enter the school system, helping them become our future productive citizens in a city with less crime. I envision a thriving economy where those who want to raise their families here will have the means to do so. I envision Campbell River being a place where everyone desires to be, not a place that people come from. 2. I’m still the highly positive, motivated and community minded person I was three years ago when I was first voted in. And now I have three years of municipal gover nment experience under my belt to help navigate the financial challenges of the 2012

Ryan Mennie budget and beyond. Every Tuesday in the council chambers I look for balance and do my best to keep perspective on behalf of the entire community. Albert Einstein sums it up best as to how to tackle the next

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3. Improved and open communication could start with our new mayor allowing councillors to speak to the media and allowing councillors voting record to be public.

The city has changed the voting locations for the upcoming municipal election to avoid any conflicts with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). As in the past, voting was slated to take place in city facilities but with the possibility of CUPE city workers putting up picket lines, the city had to go with a backup plan. “Polling stations were originally planned for three locations – Discovery Passage school, the

3. Three years ago I ran specifically to improve communication between City Hall and the community. We now have a corporate communications strategy, and staff continue to work on ways to improve their messaging and engagement. This year my word is “clarity.” Moving forward, I want you to know why something is being done. This also requires work on your part. Be prepared to listen. Most importantly, if you need clarification, go to the source, your council. Your neighbour may have the best intentions, you may enjoy the heated discussions in the newspaper, but your council has the facts.

Community Centre and the Sportsplex,” said Peter Wipper, city clerk and chief election officer. “But because of possible strike action, they had to be moved.” Polling stations will now be in the gymnasiums at Ecole Phoenix Middle School (400-7th Ave.), Southgate Middle School (740 Holm Rd.) and Discovery Passage Elementary (2050 Pengelly Rd.) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Advanced voting will take place at the Baptist Church (260 S. Dogwood St.) on Wed., Nov. 9 or on Wed., Nov. 16 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.


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Excitement of a big city, Thriving, prosperous, but with small town feel vibrant community 1. My vision is to make Campbell River the reason why people want to come to the Island. Campbell River will be a top tourist destination for Vancouver Island because of the people, attractions, and activities that are here. Once people visit Campbell River they will not want to leave. Campbell River will have all the excitement of a big city but still have a small town feel. People will be saying “I want to move to Campbell River.” 2. People should vote for me because I am committed to bringing Campbell River to its full potential.

local groups and governments. I am young and ambitious and will listen to the community’s wants and needs. If you want new ideas for Campbell River then vote for me. I will be a team player.

Jason Price I will work towards building partnerships with all

Candidate responses online Campbell River Chamber of Commerce received candidates written responses to the nine questions posed at the recent Chamber All Candidates Business Forum and has posted them online. All candidates for the upcoming municipal election were given the opportunity to respond in writing to the 9 questions posed by the

3. To improve the communication at City Hall we will need to develop a good communication plan. We will have to explore what other municipalities have done and see what works for them and what doesn’t. It would be nice to have a Communications Officer but it would have to fit within the current budget.

Chamber representing the priorities of chamber members and its position on good governance pillars for our municipality. The written responses are posted on the home page of the Chamber’s website at www. campbellriverchamber.ca Responses are presented exactly as they were received with the exception of the page title, candidate name and position wanted which were added for clarity where possible.

1. My vision is a thriving, prosperous, vibrant community with good jobs for all ages and amenities to fulfill the needs and desires of most residents. Amenities which go beyond the bare essentials of water, sewer, roads, garbage pick-up and protective service. Amenities which include a new state-of-theart hospital, recreational facilities, arts and cultural facilities and an expanded cycling/trail network. My vision builds on what we have now – a spectacular waterfront community populated by talented, caring and industrious residents. Simply put – my vision is a city where people of all ages want to live, work and play. 2. I believe I have made a significant contribution to council during my first term, in particular helping guide the hospital issue through challenging political channels, asking relevant questions in relation to the issues that

Claire Moglove faced our council, and by researching policies and efforts of other communities. I do my homework to make sure I have a sound understanding of issues as they arise, both at the City Council table and at the regional boards to which I have been appointed. I will continue to do so should I be re-elected. I do not have all the answers

and so I keep an open mind and listen to all information before making a decision. 3. How do you plan to improve communication at City Hall? a) We have existing tools which are under-utilized: The City’s website should be revamped to make it user-friendly and informative. Improvements have been made recently but more needs to be done; The “City Currents” page in local newspapers should be expanded to include clear and understandable information on a variety of issues and should also correct media-reported misinformation in a timely fashion; Expand the use of social media; b) Continue to improve internal communications at City Hall so that Council, staff and employees all have clear information. City staff and employees are the best spokespersons to communicate the city’s policies and plans.

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Common Sense, Respect, Benevolence, Clear Vision, Financial Responsibility

The Mayor needs to develop & work with a strong nimble council leadership team capable of providing clear goals, competent oversight, & excellent results while challenging the potential of our city

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Increase promotion of CAMPBELL RIVER OPPORTUNITIES to the world Increase public ocean access with more & better boat ramps, public wharfs & oceanfront walkways Boldly promote the creative arts, sports tourism, & advanced education incl. trades training sectors Respect Seniors as a valuable demographic & encourage more Seniors to retire in Campbell River Effectively work with minimal new tax revenue & implement rational balanced cost control Remove the unnecessary bureaucratic barriers that hinder smart development & new investment Improve traf¿c Àows & steadily upgrade the water, sewer, security infrastructures Actively plan for a spectacular waterfront multi-use facility on our 3.5 acres, including an Arts & Culture venue, a community-owned Seniors’ centre, a reception centre for tourists, as well as some retail, commercial, & restaurant sites. Funding to come from senior governments and other donors • In Spring 2012 clean up the site & make a temporary park until construction begins est. 20 months. • Balance community & speci¿c group needs - “Campbellton First”, First Nations, Homeless people • Conduct an emergency preparedness audit to determine & publicize resources available for citizens

On November 19th Campbell River is going to have a new Mayor. Now is the time for an all new energized council * Please don·t let this opportunity slip away, VOTE!


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A bright, dynamic future 1. My vision for Campbell River is simple. I want to see our beautiful city thrive and grow under the guidance of a strong municipal government and committed citzens. We know that the people of our city are active in day to day events. We see hearts going out to all those in need, and donations to those that need it. What we lack is the governing body that supports the needs of the community. In order for our city to move forward we need to have a council that is willing to act in the best interest of the constituents. The public deserves answers for the actions taken by the city. To be informed of financial expenses or projects before they are enacted. 2. I believe that people should vote for me because

have money left to bank. I believe in respect for all people, regardless of their faults. And I think there is a lack of respect from our current council to our fair inhabitants of our city.

Nehemiah Sloat I relate to the general public. I work full time, raise a family, pay my taxes and survive on “humble earnings.” I manage my bills on a tight budget, and still

3. I plan to improve communication in City Hall by informing the public of propositions and thoughts of the council. The only medium used by City Hall to communicate with the public is the newspapers. Sure this is effective, but not like it was 20 years ago. We live in an era where the majority of the world is connected through digital media. City Hall needs to utilize all of the tools at their disposal. Our new council needs to think outside the box, try new methods, reach out to the public.

Capacity to support whatever comes 1. My vision for Campbell River is a community that has the ability and capacity to support whatever comes its way. Small businesses that have products or services that are sold locally or internationally. Tech businesses that do not have the need to be in a metropolitain location. Retirees that look to Campbell River as a haven away from the hustle of previous life, with a variety of active living options. Tourism, focused on the nature that surrounds us and post secondary education that offers the best and the brightest place to learn, in a community that they can afford to live in. 2. I am a person that strongly believes that things need to be done differently, if this community is to survive. I spent a better part of my adult life in an environment that pushed

in this community will say that I am not a “team player,” I can tell you that I come from a place where being part of the team meant everything.

Sean Smith “this is the objective; achieve it.” I was trained to be unconventional, to think on my feet and make decisions that reflect the achievement of a goal. I was trained to lead under a single guiding principle: Troops First. While some

3. I believe that, as a councillor, when a person comes to you with a question, you should be the one giving or finding the answer for that person. No meeting or event should be more important than talking to a citizen of the community that you represent, when they are looking for information. This is the information age and there are hundreds of ways to communicate with people, from a traditional media to social media. Even my campaign communications is designed in such a way that I can transfer it from “campaign” mode, to “council” mode and carry on the conversations I am having today.

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A lively, sustainable city 1. My vision for Campbell River is a city that makes the most of its spectacular ocean setting; a lively, sustainable city where families work and raise their children; a city whose residents are employed in natural resources, small businesses, and service industries. I see Campbell River as a community offering quality of life and a range of amenities to retirees, families and individuals; where a regional health care system fully meets the needs of its residents. I envision Campbell River as a vibrant city with walkable, safe neighbourhoods and an urban centre that embraces its art, culture, and heritage. 2. My career in the Fire Department was based on serving the residents of Campbell River, and so I know how to represent the views of the people I work for. In Campbell River we currently face a number

ticipation in decision making. We can do better – and I am confident I’m the right person for the job.

Larry Samson of issues: our hospital and the loss of acute care services; an alarming crime rate and the lack of a crime reduction program; fiscal irresponsibility and unwarranted spending at City Hall. I am passionate about Campbell River and committed to community par-

3. We need first of all to listen to what residents think about how City Hall communicates, and then identify opportunities for improvement. I would adapt the model of the Neighbourhood Advisory Committee, which invites residents to participate in decision-making that affects their neighbourhoods and to bring forward specific issues that need to be resolved. In tandem with the Advisory Committees I would set up a city-wide survey for residents to identify major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and concerns about current issues affecting Campbell River and how city government should address them. Only then can progress be made in implementing real change.

An inclusive place for all to enjoy ings of others. I forge a bridge of understanding and mutual support.

1. My vision for Campbell River is a unique coastal community defined by its geography and its people. It would be an inclusive place for all people to enjoy. A place where children, teenagers, adults and seniors can enthusiastically say “I live in Campbell River.” It would be open to the world; as a destination known for its natural beauty, rich and cultural diversity. 2. My family values and experiences make me a good choice for council. My strengths are: I enjoy satisfaction from doing things that benefit people. I seek creative ways to succeed. I like to partner with others to accomplish things.

David Minato I identify problems and implement appropriate solutions. I value people and hold them in high regard. I am sensitive to the feel-

3. Communication is a process by which parties transfer meaningful information and is fulfilled when the receiver has understanding of the message. A strong mayor and council will have a unified message to deliver to the city manager. It will be conveyed by city staff through the appropriate medium and be seen in the tangible results that follow. Therefore good communications begins with council and is a reflection of community wants and needs. As a councilor I will be open to all forms of communication be they written, conversational or electronic.

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“I am pleased to support Ron Kerr’s campaign for Council. Ron has continually shown a willingness to be very active and involved in community affairs, serving on a number of municipal Boards and Commissions, as well as giving his time to recreation, art and cultural organizations. In my view, Ron will bring a clear and unique perspective to City Council. I urge my friends to support his candidacy.” Bill Harrison, (Freeman, City of Campbell River) “Ron Kerr demonstrates the characteristics this community needs on its Municipal Council. He has business experience, he listens carefully, he desires

to see his community develop in a healthy, wholesome way and is committed to work steadily toward the vision of sustainable, continuous growth. We need this stability on our Council.” Lynn Nash, former Mayor of Campbell River “I intend to vote for Ron for council because I believe that he is honorable, sincere, reliable, and personable. He will work well with a new council and mayor.” Ruth McMonagle


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Election forum GoCampbellRiver.com latest offering, launched on Oct. 19: the first online

Municipal Council Elections Community Forum. This forum provides profiles of this year’s mayoral and city council candidates, using

information and quotes provided by the candidates themselves, and it provides an opportunity for citizens of Campbell River to ask

Work to sustain our strengths 1. My husband and I have lived in several great communities, but chose Campbell River as our home because of the health facilities, the transportation network, the natural beauty, access to recreational opportunities and the strength of the economy. I know I share these values with the community and will continue to work to sustain these strengths. T his means securing investment that will support well-paying jobs and local business. Families need to live together and be able to spend money in their community. My vision for the community is comprehensive. 2. I bring a range of experience and skills to council. Prior to my return to Campbell River, I was employed for 10 years as a base manager for a regional airline. In that capacity I was responsible for manag-

insight to decision making. I have a proven record of respecting the rights of our residents and making decisions that make sense. This last term on council, we have made significant movement on two important initiatives, the hospital and economic growth. If I am re-elected I will ensure that time and energy is not lost retracing our steps.

Mary Storry ing employees, contractors and facilities within budget constraints. My most important role was ensuring the safety of the public, the aircraft and the crew. From my experience as a Penticton city councillor, I bring new ideas for consideration and qualified

3. During my first term council invested in producing televised council meetings. I fully supported this long overdue, greatly improved communications to the public. This term we will be adding council meeting webcasts. I see some opportunity to expand the newspaper City Currents submission. I suggest we include a segment for the city manager to provide facts on issues of current concern to the public.

A bright, dynamic future 1. I see a bright dynamic future for our city in business and industry, recreation and sports facility excellence and a thriving centre for the arts. I envision a downtown that is active and alive in the evenings, well lit, shops and cafes open, musicians and artists welcome and thriving. How do we get there? Elect a strong team of mayor and council from among the many candidates, gender, age and background mix but leaders all. Representitives that have the will to bring the vision to fruition, be as approachable in office as on campaign and accountable at all times. 2. I feel that the experience in business, education, and community service over my career are tailor made for office as a councillor for the city. Those of you that know me can attest to my integrity,

all about serving you and our collective best interests.

Mark Sullivan drive and passion for all that I do; those that I have yet to meet soon will. I have a natural sense of humour that needs to be seen more in politics. Don’t make the common mistake of taking yourself too seriously as a councillor. It is not about me...it is

3. The entire concept begins at the top and through all departments as the way things are going to be conducted with all dealings with the public. Once again I urge you all to elect a mayor and full council with the “right stuff.” Add each councillors vote decision to the already available council agendas and minutes. Ensure that the communications department is structured and instructed to match outgoing notifications with incoming feedback. That it is open and receptive as a front line in a new way of open two way communication. That the city website have an effective line of direct communication with mayor and council for all to see both the input and most importantly the response posted.

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Good municipal decision making dent, energetic, and strong willed. My resume justifies seeking a position on council, bringing a fresh and unconventional personality with me.

1. A vision is an integral part of good municipal decision making which I feel has been lacking in recent years. When I think of our town I think of loggers driving to work as fishing boats pull out of port. Native art on buildings, paintings on lamp posts and carvings on corners. I hear music filling Spirit Square and crowds forming on Pier Street. A community rich in natural and personal resources, knowing who it is and proud of itself. This is my Campbell River. Whether this is a vision or just a memory, it’s still the future I want. 2. My credentials include experience with businesses which deal in millions annually, balancing accounts, being an active Rotary volunteer, and I’ve known Campbell River my whole life. I associate these creden-

Darryn Striga tials with a good candidate, but I bring much more to the table. I bring a new perspective; I question the norm, I ask why. I’m never afraid to speak up. I have strong opinions of what defines Campbell River and where I think we should be going. I’m confi-

3. I feel the communication barrier is partially about approachability. For the average person in Campbell River or people with young families, going in and speaking to a politician can be intimidating, and if they do, receiving typical politician responses can be frustrating and even turn them off of the whole process. That’s where I feel I have more to offer than many of the other candidates. I think people can identify with me and feel comfortable. I’m easy going, and haven’t been a politician long enough to mince words. Explaining things straight is still the only way I know how.

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Your Regional District Candidates We asked the candidates: What are the issues in your area and how are you going to tackle them?

Area C – Discovery Island/Mainland Inlets

Facing demographic changes As the representative for Electoral Area C, I have been dealing with all of the issues facing our area for many years. Many of them have been in print in this paper. At this time we are facing demographic changes just as most of the rest of the world. We are held hostage by outrageous ferry fares and are losing young families and small businesses due to this. We are also losing our seniors due to lack of affordable housing and care facilities. I intend to work with our young families to figure out ways to provide affordable housing and to create meaningful employment. They are, in fact, our future and must be provided for. We have many creative ways in which we will be pursuing this goal in the

Jim Abram next few years. I have been working and will continue to work with the Chamber of Commerce and with the Minister responsible to continue to

increase our world class tourism opportunities. Internet coverage for the entire island will help us to provide for all of the people that have decided to work from home at their businesses and to save massive amounts of travel time and carbon emissions. I will be meeting with the Premier and the Minister regarding a complete change to our ferry structure and the reduction of fees I will be continuing to work on a senior’s care facility and housing for all ages in a walkable, sustainable, people friendly community in Quathiaski Cove.

Find the proper balance The issues in Area C involve community, economics and environment. How do we find the proper balance between using land or water for wilderness sightseeing areas, or for housing, community needs, and resource extraction? How do we employ residents locally and strengthen the family setting for an affordable lifestyle on the Discovery Islands and Mainland Inlets? How do we protect our environment from inappropriate activities? What infrastructure do we need, and how will we pay for it without creating a burden on tax payers? How do we develop a peaceful community we are proud to call “home”? How do we get anything done with such polarized views and the seemingly

Shawn O’Connor divergent interests of area residents? The answer to the questions above is hard work, honest dialogue, and fair process. That is how I

would approach each and every issue facing Area C. That is what has been missing in our local representative. In many controversial decisions that have polarized our residents, Jim Abram imposed his own version of what is best for all of us, setting aside the truth and fair process to achieve an outcome he ultimately brands as “the desire of the community.” The tourism sector provides significant employment opportunities for Area C residents. So does fisheries and forestry. We need to shed extreme views and work toward consensus, based on facts not emotion or a singular voice. Let’s work together to make Island life better. On Nov. 19, vote for Shawn O’Connor.

Area D – Oyster Bay/Buttle Lake

Focus on solutions My outlook is positive and my focus is on solutions. Throughout my six, threeyear terms as Director of Area D, I have worked with the community, staff, board and upper levels of government to formulate plans to deliver our community’s goals. Over the past 18 years, I have kept my community a wonderful place to live and recreate. I serve my constituents with care and attention. Area D is excellent financial shape through strong fiscal management. This allows me to keep our property taxes under control. This year, I delivered an average reduction in property taxes of $176 per $100,000 for every home. Service improvements to Oyster River include a new water treatment centre and reservoir, new fire

Brenda Leigh hall, bank protection on the river, playground funding and emergency wildfire plans and many improved parks and trails. In norther n Area D, the sewer between Ocean

Grove and the Crawford Loop is in this year’s capital budget. More details on this project will be going out to community meetings soon. This project relies on two-thirds federal/provincial funding and we have succeeded in getting $3.24 million from Build Canada towards Phase One. In fact, we have a total of $5.27 million in the capital budget and our engineer and staff have been working on the detailed planning throughout the past year. So, for a director with proven experience, commitment and ability, the voters can rely on me. I stand on my record as one of the most reputable leaders in our region.

Deal with the issues fairly Where is the sewer system? This by far is the #1 issue I have encountered on the campaign trail. Unfortunately, it has been with Area D for over a decade (three directorship terms and heading for a fourth). The public referendum in favour of sewer service was held half a decade ago. The $3.4 million government granted funding was secured in March ‘08. With the passage of time, your septic systems continue to age and numerous have already failed. Septic field replacement requires an up front cost in excess of $20,000. Delay has led to further issues, for example, the person who has recently had to replace their field is concerned about having to spend even more hooking up to sewer. Meanwhile, the

Kellie O’Brien bulk of the neighbourhood where systems are failing desperately want sewer service. We’ve had years to address the sewer issues. There is a path through all of the issues. I have

listened and heard and will take action. No more delays. Stagnation is the #2 issue. Simply put, many people want change. Not much happens in Area D and this path won’t generate positive growth. Where are the home businesses, cottage industries, local retail services, tourism and resource-based businesses that are the cornerstone of the current Area D Community Plan? The people are requesting the entitlements of the day with orderly growth that will add value to the rural lifestyle. Being non-partisan, I will deal with Area D issues fairly, objectively and with common sense. I will keep you well informed. I will work with you for positive change.

Your School Board Candidates (Cont.)

RICHARD FRANKLIN CRDTA Questions: 1. Following the Bills 27/28 Supreme Court ruling, what is your position on the restoration in the collective agreement of guaranteed class-size limits, spe-

cialist teacher ratios, and provisions for supporting students with special needs, and on securing adequate funding to support all of these three clauses of the agreement? The B.C. Supreme Court

overturned the 2002 laws that stripped teachers of their right to bargain class size. The gover nment erred when it unilaterally removed provisions that had been bargained and agreed to by both parties.

As far as I’m concerned – a deal is a deal. 2. If elected, will you listen to your communities, i.e. students, parents, teachers and local citizens, to determine a needs budget for our district, and how will you

press the provincial government to determine the provincial budget for education based on the needs budgets prepared by school boards? I am eager to enter into a dialogue with students, parents, teachers and the

local citizens about educational issues. When we present our case to the government, it needs to be logical, well researched, coherent and responsible. As a Board directly com-

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electorate. My core value is that everyone in the educational community is accountable to the children and youth of the School District. We demonstrate and communicate that accountability by making good decisions. Our legacy is the success of our children. 2. What are some of the parent issues that you would champion during

your term? In my experience, the fundamental thing that parents want is that their children are safe at school. They want their kids to be happy and excited about learning. We need to give school administrators the tools to ensure safety, and teachers the tools to create vibrant, powerful learning experiences for children. 3. What are some of the

ways, as a trustee, that you would make yourself available to parents, i.e. PAC and DPAC meetings? There aren’t enough hours in the day for every trustee to attend every PAC and DPAC meeting; however, by sharing the responsibilities your Board of Education should be able to be represented when our presence is requested.

ity...election time is the perfect time to put yourself out in front of the public and ask the hard questions ... Did you feel included? Did you get honest answers to your questions? Was I available? Were your concer ns publicly addressed? Do you trust me to represent your concerns and get the answers you need to hear ? 2. Stable funding ... we need to be able to plan our future as the largest employer in Campbell River. We are continually reacting to the government’s whims of the day, making decision that are not good for kids in an effort to comply with the level of

funding we receive. Class room size and composition...how can best practices occur when we jam as many kids as we can in a classroom (despite the fit and the challenges) in an effort to comply with a poorly envisioned contract. Positive working relationships .... we are in the middle of a contract labour dispute and in it all we need to maintain the great working relationship that we have all worked hard to build ... the last thing we need is the petty sabre rattling that sometimes occurs at the provincial level to trickle down and ruin some of the

good things that are occurring. We have one of the best districts in the province and I want to assist in making it even better. 3. Open honest conversations .... approachability ... accountability.... relationship building and respect seem to assist in creating opportunities for inclusiveness. Many years ago, as board chair it was my idea to (instead of you coming to us) to have board meetings come to the schools for more accessibility (over a two year period we see every school in the district). There is always an open invitation to contact me or attend meetings as they arise.

to recognize commitment and dedication. 2. My initial primary focus will be to support and promote reconfiguration in our schools in a way that supports optimal student learning. I am hoping that Grade 6 band is on the radar screen. I will strive to protect our small neighbourhood schools from closures. I will speak strongly at board meetings to advocate for the right of students to attend their neighbourhood schools, in order to avoid being turned away due to the Ministry’s class size restraints. I will continue to be an advocate for parents to have a strong voice in school affairs, through PAC’s and DPAC. 3. For the last six years

I have been the school board’s representative at DPAC meetings. This is an involvement that I value highly, as it is a group that makes a measurable difference for students and schools. I have attended many PAC meetings and functions either as a committee member or following personal invitations. Having grandchildren that are enroled in six different Campbell River schools, I find that attendance at school assemblies, celebrations and special events provides opportunities to make myself available to parents. Also, coaching elementary boy’s basketball opens the door to conversing casually with parents about a range of school issues.

a healthy school environment. 3. As a trustee I hope to visit and connect with every PAC group in town. Like other working people, I rely a lot on e-mail and phone messages. And I am careful to read and answer each comment.

the Provincial Finance Committee. I represent the Multiple Sclerosis Society of BC as chair of the Government and Community Relations Committee where we lobby all levels of government for supportive funding for people who live

municating to the Minster, through the BCSTA, and by talking to our MLA and those running for office, our message will be presented on a number of fronts. 3. Will you lobby the provincial government to ensure adequate and appro-

priate funding for public education programs and services through taxation, not privatization of the school system? Yes. This is why locally elected trustees are an important part of our democracy. I strongly believe in public education. At the same time, I acknowledge those in our society who choose to send their children to indepen-

DARYL HAGEN CRDTA: 1. What we have right now is not working ... our classroom size and composition language does not reflect the needs of students, the needs of teachers in delivering best practices education, and the districts need to balance the competing interests of the budget, students, parents, teachers and local citizens. A government that can only get what it wants through legislation and not consultation and negotiation is hard to deal with especially when they control the amount of money we get. I have worked at multiple levels in an effort

to secure adequate stable funding that meets all of our needs, including sitting on the board of BCPSEA (that negotiates the collective agreements) for five years. 2. Our local budget process is one of the most inclusive processes in the Province ... the problem is we never know from year to year how much money we are going to get nor are we made aware of what new initiatives the government is going to undertake and then be told “the money is in the child” I think we need to live within our means ... but what if what we get means we are making cuts that

are not good for the delivery of education to children. We keep going back to areas to find money that affect every area of our community ..... we need to have a frank discussion about what we are willing to go to the wall for, what our priorities are and what we need to provide for the effective delivery of education in our district. 3. Yes I believe in public education ... I have spent the past twenty one years on the school board in an effort to prevent the erosion of our public system.

WARREN HARLE CRDTA: 1.The Supreme Court hearing ruled that within a twelve month period, the provincial government must work toward remedying the process that was used to remove class size limits, specialist teacher ratios, etc. from provincial bargaining with the teacher’s union. I am well aware that these elements of the school system are of great importance in providing quality education, and I look forward to seeing these matters resolved in the next six months to the satisfaction of all parties and for the benefit of students. Until I see the details of that resolution, I choose to keep an open mind. 2. Our school district has

a very positive budget process that invites input from all educational partners. This is a healthy inclusive process that I will continue to support. If re-elected as a member of the school board, I will again have the legal obligation to help assemble a budget for the next school year which both meets the needs of students and is fiscally responsible. Should the new board see the necessity to provide a “needs” budget to demonstrate a shortfall in funding , I will again give this serious consideration. 3. Lobbying the provincial government to ensure adequate funding for our schools, is something the board of trustees has done in a forceful manner for many years; yet, the per-

centage of tax dollars collected for and allocated to education decreases yearly. Thus, essential services and programs continue to be cut drastically or eliminated all together. If re-elected, I will actively encourage the board to adapt a more aggressive approach to lobbying for increased educational funding. It is time to recognize that our schools are in danger of losing their competitive edge. I am not aware of a serious strategy by the provincial government to privatize the public school system. Presently, public and private schools provide a choice for parents. I would not support a monopoly by either. Note: I feel honored to have served as a trustee for the past 12 years. I am a

strong supporter of teachers, and I recognize the importance of the miracles they perform.

LINDA JAY CRDTA: 1. If limits on class size, ratios for specialists, and support for students with special needs have already been negotiated in previous contracts, then we need to recognize these crucial parameters. Otherwise, we are neglecting important research that has been

completed on teacher workloads and student success. 2. The part of the question that frames our challenge is ‘how do we get the provincial government to recognize the needs budgets prepared by school boards’. We must continue to emphasize that educational needs are a priority for all levels of govern-

ment and for all communities. Public education is the responsibility of everyone in society as it represents an investment in the nation’s future. 3. Public education needs to remain commercial-free and, therefore supported through taxation. While we can appreciate the generosity of corporate donors, we

cannot depend on it. We know from experience that corporate incomes fluctuate and can’t provide a steady dependable stream of funds for something as important as schools. To the DPAC 1. The trustee has been elected by the people and answers to the people.

2. I believe children need the support of their schools through their daily lives and through each year of their lives. Parents are integral to the school community, their involvement and support is essential. The sharing of information amongst teachers, parents and administrators goes a long way to creating

GEORGE MACLAGAN CRDTA: 1. Having served my country as a soldier for four years and now having over 20 years in law enforcement I believe in the rule of law and therefore the government must respect and enact the decision of

Madame Justice Griffin of the British Columbia Supreme Court. The government must negotiate in good faith a respectful and timely resolution to this action and fully fund the settlement without monies being taken away from other areas of public edu-

cation. 2. As I was when I previously served on the School Board, I am a passion advocate for public education and will work will all parties to seek out and ensure proper funding for all students. I will also work with the educational partners

BCCPAC, BCTF, CUPE and the BCSTA to call for a Public Commission for Education. As Mr. Michael Farnsworth, MLA said, British Columbia needs a “comprehensive approach to education, from kindergarten to high school, and including univer-

sity, apprenticeships and training programs.” 3. Yes, throughout my previous six years of service as a trustee and along with Trustee Michele Babchuk, I have advocated for the importance of full, stable and predictable funding for education before

dent schools, or home school. Our challenge is to make our public schools great places for all children. DPAC Questions: 1. Who are you, as a trustee, accountable to and how will you demonstrate and communicate that accountability? Technically, school trustees are accountable to the

DPAC: 1. For me when we are talking about accountabil-

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DPAC: 1. As a trustee, I am accountable to School District 72 and its employees, parents, students, the community at large, and my unshakable belief that children are the world’s most precious resource. I demonstrate accountability by making regular school visitations that are as important to me as attending a long list of board functions and meetings. These grass roots visitations generate candid statements, questions and opinions that reveal successes, disappointments and targeted needs. I also appreciate opportunities

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011

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DPAC: 1. I am a proud parent of

two boys including one who is special needs. Together with my wife Colleen, we have a long and active history in Campbell River supporting many local causes from Special Olympics, advocating with parents of special needs children, to supporting our local food bank. As a trustee I believe in power of public education and as a parent I know the benefits of it as I see

the great young men my sons are becoming. I know from having served as a school trustee that I am accountable to my community as a whole and must make decisions which are in the best interests of all the students who we serve. I am an active listener and will continue to support parents and students to the best of my ability. 2. Proper funding for

public education. The restoration of public confidence in public education so people embrace it as the preferred education system for their children. Class composition and true inclusion for all students so that every student can succeed. Developing a supportive educational model that allows students to move into any form of advanced education including early

apprenticeship programs and dual credit programs for university studies. 3. I would attend all DPAC meetings and I would call upon my fellow trustees to ensure that the Chairperson also attend all DPAC meetings. That would ensure direct access by the parents to the trustees. Parents have the right to and the responsibility to be part of an

effective public education system. In fact, it is the only way it can happen. If parents are excluded from public education, then whom do the trustees serve? I would be available to attend PAC meetings if invited by the PAC and by being visible and active in my community I will continue to meet and listen to my community.

JOYCE MCMANN CRDTA: 1. Decisions related to legislation are outside the Board of Education’s jurisdiction, however, I do think the insights that teachers have into the challenges of creating a healthy learning environment within classrooms are critical to the conversations around class size, class composition, and meeting the needs of all students. Decisions around best practice should indicate necessary funding. I will continue to send this mes-

sage to government. 2. The electing of a Board of Education is to choose Trustees who will best represent the needs of students, families, teachers, and our community as a whole. I will continue to listen closely to the input and feedback of these groups in striving to find a way forward that is considerate of the diverse range of wishes and needs. I expect the discussion around a “needs budget” to continue, along with, other advocacy strategies for stable, predictable

and adequate funding. 3. I will continue to champion the notion that “public education” necessitates a public commitment to fund the system.

To this end, teachers constitute our most critical “resource.” I will keep listening, thinking, and working with these groups to meet my responsibilities as a Trustee. Ultimately, we must contribute to the creation of a future, vibrant citizenry. 2. An important focus for the District in the coming year will be to continue the consultation, research and planning that will ensure that the new grade configurations lead to an enhanced lear ning environment

for all students. Further to that, I will continue to advocate for stable funding, and the creative initiatives we need to best meet the needs of diverse learners, some of whom have designated special needs and all of whom have needs that are unique. I also have hopes for an integrated early care and learning plan that will focus attention on the needs of families and the very youngest learners. 3. Trustees and Senior Management schedule meetings at every school

in order that we can communicate directly with parents and staff. These meetings have allowed me to learn more about each school’s concer ns and accomplishments. Also, I spend time in schools and come into contact with parents and children in my day-to-day work. These interactions provide much food for thought around what will work best for our children. Lastly, I welcome calls or e-mails from parents, teachers, and community members.

with chronic medical conditions. I care very deeply for public education and will do everything in my power to see that every student has every opportunity to be successful. Failure is not an option for any student.

DPAC: 1. Firstly, we are accountable to children and their families for providing the lear ning environments and resources to support children in their healthy growth, and the development of those skills they will need to move toward an adult life of success and well-being.

Ziggy STEWART for MAYOR



The real choice for a Mayor who will • • • • •

Find ways to cut costs. Continue to support the two hospital model. Build First Nations Relationships. Be open for business and investment. Build our resource, tourism, high tech, small business and seniors support sectors. • Lead with clear direction and goals. I have experience, ability, passion and integrity and I need your vote!

stewartformayor@shaw.ca 250-287-1995 www.ziggystewart.ca

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