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Youth helping youth considering suicide

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It all started with a conversation. And, it, in turn, has sparked a lot of conversation in the community about suicide — a subject often kept quiet or considered taboo. Twenty-year-old Ashley Anness of Courtenay, a Highland Secondary School graduate, and 17-yearold Brad Darling of Comox, a current Highland student, were talking about suicide Monday night after learning of the tragic death of Georges P. Vanier Secondary School student Candice Shields. They created the Comox Valley Suicide Awareness Group on Facebook. “The conversation started with us just talking about how sad it was that people keep committing suicide in the Valley and how many we’ve seen in the last few years,” said Anness. They created the Facebook group to build awareness about suicide, and they’re using Twitter and Google Plus to try to raise awareness as well. “It’s gotten really bad,” said Darling. “We said we’ve got to really do something about it. There’s been talk of doing it, but no one’s just done it, so we finally just did it.” “If we don’t do something as youth, nothing is going to be done,” added 18-year-old Tara Sedar of Comox, another Highland graduate, who, along with fellow Highland graduate 21-year-old Jordan Moreau of Courtenay, has also played a big role in getting the group started. There have been five suicides by people aged 19 and younger in the Valley since January 2009, according to the regional coroner. The youth know of four teen suicides since the summer. To start, the group is focusing on providing awareness. “It’s also so people can share their stories, and a lot of people have,” said Anness, adding people have also said they want to share their stories but aren’t ready, and the group will be there to give

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TARA SEDAR, BRAD DARLING, Ashley Anness and Jordan Moreau (from left) brainstorm ideas about suicide awareness and prevention. The four youth are behind the Comox Valley Suicide Awareness Facebook group. PHOTO BY LINDSAY CHUNG them resources and places to go when they are ready. “The great part of our group is we have a mixed variety of people — students, parents, school board, teachers, counsellors, pastors,” noted Sedar. Within 24 hours, the Facebook group had 800 members, and it’s been growing ever since, with many people expressing their desire to help. As of Thursday afternoon, the group had 1,226 members. “From how many people I’ve seen join and a lot of the things I’ve seen them say on there, this is something they’ve been waiting for,” said Anness. “The support is incredible,” added Sedar. Anness hopes the biggest mes-

sage they can get out is that people aren’t alone. “So many people, when they get depressed like that and are in a suicidal stage, they feel alone and they feel no one cares about them,” she said. “They need to be told other people have felt that way, other people have been there, and people do feel that way sometimes ... Obviously, people do care about them or otherwise, we wouldn’t have started this.” “If you just reach out, there’s hope anywhere you go, a teacher, parent, pastor or friends,” added Sedar. They also hope the group gets people talking about suicide, which usually isn’t reported in the media, noted Darling. The group is “giving taboos the

boot,” he pointed out. “It’s opening up people’s eyes,” he said. Sedar thinks one reason youth contemplate suicide is they don’t know how to handle all the pressure they are under. “Teens go through a lot of pressure,” she said. “They’ve got family, work and school; sometimes when you add things like bullying, it’s too stressful. Teens are not very good with coping with their emotions.” Darling agrees. He is very stressed about graduating and worries about getting all the courses you need, applying for university and not having a job. “It’s not fun at all,” he said. “But there is a lot of help at school

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On their 20th anniversary Thursday, Sheryl Wales noted her husband Andrew didn’t have his wedding ring. His ring, along with all of the couple’s possessions and their daughter’s, were lost in a fire that destroyed the family’s Comox home Monday. “Our whole life was in that house,” said Wales. “We don’t have a home. We have nothing; we’re relying on the kindness of strangers. The outpouring has been amazing.” Along with losing clothes, possessions, furniture and keepsakes, the family also lost some of their pets — their 13-year-old dog Sally and three ferrets. Wales said there is nothing left of their home in which the military family lived in for four years. She said the combination of a wood house and a metal roof “basically created an oven.” The fire, which began in the morning, was still burning when Wales and her husband returned to the site around 7 p.m. “We literally have the clothes on our back,” she added. With an extension from Emergency Services, the family has been able to stay a few extra days in a hotel, but with no plans for

Quote of the Day Now ❝ when I look back ... if I had ended my life, I wouldn’t have my little baby boy or girl coming.

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shelter after 72 hours, Wales noted employees of Applebees (where she is a regular) and the Holiday Inn Express in Courtenay offered a room for the family to stay for a few days. She has been in constant contact with her adjuster from their insurance agency who said she could provide an advance of $3,000, but would have to be mailed as a cheque. Wales questions how it could arrive at their destroyed home. Along with military support, Wales said her

co-workers at Labour Unlimited have come together and spearheaded donations and dropoff locations for clothes and other necessities. She noted the kindness of strangers has been unbelievable, as she has received a phone call from a man who showed up with a bag of clothes at their hotel, and a donation of furniture and a gift certificate from Fabricland. Wales described the past week as nothing short of surreal.

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with work experience, grad transition. We have really great counsellors at Highland.” Anness knows what it feels like to think the only answer is ending your own life. Growing up, she experienced problems with depression and had suicidal thoughts. “I can understand where kids are coming from,” she said. “Sometimes, it has nothing to do with school at all; sometimes it has to do with your home life.” She says she was bullied a lot, but she also experienced problems at home, moving between living with her father and living with her grandmother. “The best thing for me was to deal with my emotions and sort out things in my head,” said Anness, who is pregnant and due in early December. “Now when I look back ... if I had ended my life, I wouldn’t have my little baby boy or girl coming.”

Anness tried different types of medication, and she thinks more trials should be done on medication — and that those trials should be done before they give the medication to people. “Sometimes it makes it worse, and you don’t feel any better at all,” she said. “It also helps to know what triggers you. I think that’s a better way of dealing with it than giving people medication.” “It seems like our society, when there’s a problem, there’s a pill to fix that,” said Moreau. “But it’s more complicated or even more simple than that. Even just talking to someone might help.” Darling remembers a story they were told at school about someone who was taking all of their books home from school. Another student offered to help and started talking to them. That person was going to commit suicide, but one person noticing them made all the difference.

HELP IS AVAILABLE Comox Valley Resources • Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888 • Crisis Intervention Nurse (will be referred to a nurse in your community) 1-888=494-3888 • Suicide Outreach Worker (leave a message) 250-702-6880 • Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 • Comox Valley Nursing Centre (Drop In Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 250-331-8502 • Mental Health 250-331-8524 Websites and chats • cvics.ca • www.depressioninteenagers.com • www.youthspace.ca • www.depresesion.com • www.save.org • www.youthinbc.com • www.knowledgenetwork.ca/takingcare • www.suicide.org — These resources are listed on a card handed out to students through the Suicide Prevention Program.

“Sometimes a random act of kindness helps,” noted Moreau. The youth look forward to attending the School District 71-sponsored community forum Community Support for Famililes: An Information Evening to Look at Resources Avail-

able for Families in the Comox Valley Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School. “It’s a great step to start bringing awareness,” said Sedar. The four youth believe the school system is doing what it can to help, but

they have many ideas about Line,” said Anness. providing services and sup“Students would rather ports to students. talk to people their own “They’re doing the best age group rather than an they can with the resources adult,” noted Sedar. they have,” noted Moreau. Anness, Sedar, Darling Anness and others met and Moreau encourage anywith school board chair one who is interested in supporting their Susan Barr and work to join the board vice-chair Comox Valley Corinne McLelNow when Suicide Awarelan Tuesday, I look back … if ness group on and Anness Facebook. says they came I had ended my “Most people up with many life, I wouldn’t are positive and ideas how the have my little say it’s really group can help needed,” said the school board baby boy or girl Darling. “Lots of and how the coming. school board Ashley Anness people want to help. I’m proud can help the of our group.” group. The youth plan to make One of their ideas was the Comox Valley Suicide peer counselling. “We said yesterday if Awareness group a nonstudents could come in or profit organization. One of the ideas that has volunteer counsellors could come in, we could just listen come out of the Facebook to students and give them conversations is starting a our phone number, and if ribbon campaign for awarethey ever get that low, they ness. “There’s no shortage of can phone us at any time rather than phone someone ideas at all,” said Darling. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com they don’t know at a Help

Forum will highlight resources to aid teens, parents Lindsay Chung Record Staff

What resources are out there for adolescents and their families? How do you get in contact with them? Local resource groups are coming together next week to present answers to those questions and more during a community forum set for Nov. 3. School District 71 is presenting Community Support For Families: An Information Evening to Look at Resources Available For Families in the Comox Valley Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. in the gym at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School. A variety of community resource groups will attend the forum, including the RCMP and Victim Services; School District 71 school counsellors, youth and family support workers and behaviour resource services; the John Howard Society; Boys and Girls

Club Parent Support and the Ministry of Children and Family Development Mental Health Team. Participating groups will present a short introduction about the services they can offer families, and then

there will be time for people to visit individual service providers in a smaller environment, ask questions and pick up more information. “This will be a success if one person walks out of that experience — just one, and

there may be 300 people in the room — with information they needed that night to help them help their kids in the future,” said school district superintendent Sherry Elwood. The community forum

was organized by the Highland community, which has been dealing with the suicide by one of its students earlier this month. “The initiative for this is coming from folks who have been talking about this for

The myths – and realities of suicide The Canadian Mental Health Association provides a lot of information about suicide online at www.cmha. ca, including a whole section about youth and suicide. Included in the information are some myths about suicide: Myth: Young people rarely think about suicide. Reality: Teens and suicide are more closely linked than adults might expect. In a survey of 15,000 Grade 7 to 12 students in British Columbia, 34 per cent knew of someone who had attempted or died by suicide; 16 per cent had seriously considered suicide; 14 per cent had made a

suicide plan; seven per cent had made an attempt and two per cent had required medical attention due to an attempt. Myth: Talking about suicide will give a young person the idea, or permission, to consider suicide as a solution to their problems. Reality: Talking calmly about suicide, without showing fear or making judgments, can bring relief to someone who is feeling terribly isolated. A willingness to listen shows sincere concern; encouraging someone to speak about their suicidal feelings can reduce the risk of an attempt.

Myth: Suicide is sudden and unpredictable. Reality: Suicide is most often a process, not an event. Eight out of 10 people who die by suicide gave some, or even many, indications of their intentions. Myth: Suicidal youth are only seeking attention or trying to manipulate others. Reality: Efforts to manipulate or grab attention are always a cause for concern. It is difficult to determine if a youth is at risk of suicide. All suicide threats must be taken seriously. Myth: Suicidal people are determined to die. Reality: Suicidal youth are

in pain. They don’t necessarily want to die; they want their pain to end. If their ability to cope is stretched to the limit, or if problems occur together with a mental illness, it can seem that death is the only way to make the pain stop. Myth: A suicidal person will always be at risk. Reality: Most people feel suicidal at some time in their lives. The overwhelming desire to escape from pain can be relieved when the problem or pressure is relieved. Learning effective coping techniques to deal with stressful situations can help. — Canadian Mental Health Association

a while, and of course, tragedy sometimes makes you move faster unfortunately,” said Elwood. “This is the work of a dedicated group of folks out of the Highland community making contact with community partners who have been so outstanding and supportive of our schools and our families in tragedy ... this is an opportunity for people to just know there are resources available in the community that you can access for information and access for intervention.” Representatives from 16 local organizations have confirmed they will be at the forum. For more information about the forum, visit www. sd71.bc.ca. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Quality Foods at Driftwood Mall has been recognized on a regional and national level by the Independent Grocer of the Year Awards program. The Courtenay business was named top grocer in B.C. and the Yukon, coming out on top in the large store category, and won National Bronze at the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocer’s annual awards dinner Tuesday in Toronto. QF founding partners John Briuolo and Ken Schley accepted the honour on behalf of store manager Dan Gigliotti and staff. The store received the award largely because of its strong and consistent participation in community activities. These include the Christmas tree auction at the mall by You Are Not Alone, a beloved Comox Valley charity that assists families with sick children, and Christmas and Canada Day parades. The store also assists the local food bank, and sponsors the Glacier Kings and other sports teams. The shopping experience from a customer’s point of view was another contributing factor. “Being a newer store, this is the first year we were eligible to compete against other independent grocers, and there is some amazing competition regionally and across Canada,” Gigliotti said. “There are no words to say how incredibly proud I am of our people who work in the store every day. This award is because of their hard work, and really it belongs to all of them.” The store opened in April 2010. Downstairs contains the Perk Avenue restaurant area while upstairs includes Step Above and Starbucks. The Driftwood QF also offers a home delivery service that seniors especially appreciate.

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Wheels starting to turn on transportation system SD71 closer to forming a committee to study the issue Lindsay Chung Record Staff

After almost a year of work to review the transportation system and try to improve it, School District 71 is getting closer to forming a committee to deal specifically with transportation in the district. Acting secretarytreasurer Ron Amos told the school board Tuesday that he expects the Transportation Standing Committee to hold its first meeting in early 2012. “The next steps would be to request membership from participating groups and set dates for an inaugural meeting,� he said. “In the next couple of months, we’ll ask for participation and set a date, likely in the New Year after the new

board has met.� After a transportation review in the district from December to May, a new bus pass system was introduced for the 2011-12 school year, along with reduced walk limits. Last month, the school board voted to re-establish the Transportation Standing Committee. BC Transit has shown interest in participating in the committee, noted Amos. The school district previously had a Transportation and Traffic Safety Committee, which met between December 2000 and May 2004, while a Bus Services Task Force met from September 2001 to January 2002.

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The Transportation Standing Committee received its first item of business Tuesday when the board referred a letter from the Denman Island Community School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) to the committee. The PAC has serious transportation and safety concerns with the BC Ferries’s proposal to implement a

cable ferry between Denman Island and Buckley Bay and is asking school district staff and trustees to review the proposal, given their mandate to

ensure the safe transportation of children to and from school. “We suggest that this mandate is seriously challenged by issues inherent to the proposed vessel and hope that on this account, you will join us in opposing its implementation,� wrote the PAC. The PAC is worried about students receiving safe and reliable transportation to and from school and noted its concerns about the reduction of crew, stu-

dents being stranded onboard should the cable break or be jammed and the cable ferry needing to be docked several times per month because it cannot adjust course

to compensate for poor weather or unfavourable currents — conditions to which the current ferry is capable of adjusting — in its letter. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Black Press teams with Civic Vote Initiative stresses importance of voting in civic elections

Hugh Jacobs, one of the co-creators of Civic Vote 2011 has announced that Black Press Group has joined with Civic Vote 2011, a joint initiative of Civic Owl Marketing Inc. and Backbone Technology. Reaching readers in over 100 communities in B.C., Black Press publishes almost 1.3

million editions each week bringing news to hundreds of thousands of readers. “Black Press is delighted to be part of this exciting initiative to increase awareness on the importance of voting in local elections this year,� said Elizabeth Dutton, vicepresident at Black Press. “Civic Vote is a bold move that presents a new approach to how candidates can more effectively communicate with their constituents by incorporating easy-to-use

online technology. Black Press fully supports getting our citizens more engaged in community affairs and the best place to start is at the polls.� Civic Vote 2011 (www.civicvote.ca) connects candidate and constituent leading up to the Nov. 19 local elections by utilizing both traditional and new media methods such as Twitter and Facebook. Seen as a one-stop resource site for those wanting to run for office and for those

wanting to learn about the people who want to be in office, Civic Vote 2011 has received positive reviews. Candidates can order all of their campaign materials as well from this site including posters, lawn signs and even video production. “Politicians and others concerned about voter apathy have long called for new ways to increase interest and better connect candidates and constituents,� said Jacobs. “By integrating various

Not what he’d signed up for Scott Stanfield Record Staff

George Knox, a candidate for Courtenay council, was none too pleased Tuesday afternoon to discover his and other campaign signs had been removed from the roundabout at Cumberland Road and Willemar Avenue.

The signs were back up Wednesday around 7 a.m., after community services director Randy Wiwchar had told Knox he should not have erected placards inside the roundabout where bulbs have been planted. The bylaw officer gave Knox the impression he could put signs

Volunteers thanked The Salvation Army, Comox Valley Ministries hosted their second annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Oct. 19. Volunteer co-ordinator Dawn Nickerson says that the You Make a Difference theme was meaningful and was meant to reaffirm to each volunteer that indeed they are appreciated. Video presentations, an official welcome by Pastor Darryl Burry, and special guest

Mayor Greg Phelps helped to make the evening a success. Reaching the goal of 10,000 volunteer hours for 2011 will hopefully come to fruition once the Christmas Ministries hours are added to an already successful year. For information about volunteering for The Salvation Army during the Christmas campaign, call the Christmas line at 250338-6200. — Salvation Army

pretty much anywhere his heart desired. “He said they were pretty loose with things,� Knox said. “I was right indignant because I spent a lot of money on signs. I try to be economically responsible, and I don’t like it when people take my signs down. I don’t care who you are running for public office, we all put an effort into trying to get elected. “I was very angry,� he added. “You don’t go

around taking people’s signs down. That’s like the City vandalizing their own election, in my books.� Once he cooled off, Knox called Wiwchar to thank him for putting the signs back up. “I figured that was the least I could do,� said Knox, who expects a few will go missing on Halloween. He has so far put up about 25 of his 100 signs. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

methods of communication that allows civic leaders to tell their story in real time, Civic Vote is the best tool available to make this happen.� To assist the public in knowing who is seeking office in their communities, Civic Vote 2011 intends on having all declared candidate names recorded on its site indicating the community they are seeking office and the position that they want to occupy. The public is encouraged to visit the site to learn more about candidates and their platforms. Civic Vote 2011 is an unbiased, non-partisan election information service developed and produced by Civic Owl Marketing Inc. (www. civicowl.com). — Black Press

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AGRICULTURE MATTERS Comox Valley provincial NDP candidate Kassandra Dycke speaks with, from left, Eatmore Sprouts and Greens Ltd. owner Carmen Wakeling, provincial NDP agriculture critic Lana Popham and provincial NDP Leader Adrian Dix Thursday morning inside one of Eatmore’s greenhouses. Dix and Popham are touring the province advocating for measures to promote B.C. agriculture. See story in next Wednesday’s PHOTO BY LINDSAY CHUNG Record.

YQQ is Safe Harbour champ Award for promoting diversity in workplace The Comox Valley Airport has been named the 2011 BC Safe Harbour Champion for its leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion. YQQ is the first airport in Canada to become an accredited Safe Harbour facility. “We are so pleased to recognize YQQ for its leadership and commitment to taking a stand against discrimination in the workplace,” said Safe Harbour provincial program co-ordinator Lindsay Marsh. “Since becoming a certified Safe Harbour location, YQQ has consistently demonstrated its dedication to serving customers, clients, staff and volunteers with an understanding of their diverse and unique needs. The airport has actively taken steps to further the vision of Safe Harbour and the concept of inclusion within the terminal building and in the community.” The 2011 BC Safe Harbour Champion Award will be presented to YQQ on Nov. 1 at the third annual BC Safe Harbour Champion’s Breakfast in Vancouver. Representatives from numerous Safe Harbour-certified locations, as well as community leaders, business representatives, gov-

ernment officials and elected leaders will be in attendance at the ceremony. “The Comox Valley Airport is honoured to accept this award that represents our commitment to promoting the Safe Harbour principles within our airport and the community,” said YQQ CEO Shirley de Silva. “We are proud to offer an inclusive workplace, where employees, customers and passengers know that they will be respected and safe from discrimination.”

YQQ will be donating its travel and accommodation credit to runner up Cook Street Village to allow its representatives to attend the awards breakfast. Cook Street Village is a nonprofit agency dedicated to social justice and is located in Victoria. There are currently more than 1,000 Safe Harbour-certified locations in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and Newfoundland, co-ordinated by AMSSA (www. amssa.org), a provincewide association that facilitates collaborative

leadership, knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement to support member agencies that serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities. The Safe Harbour project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. For more information about Safe Harbour, visit www.safeharbour. ca. — Comox Valley Airport

After several years of being separated between two campuses, the primary and intermediate students and staff in the Brooklyn school community will be reunited in the New Year. And when they start 2012 together in the current Cape Lazo site, they will be welcomed by a familiar name. This Tuesday, the school board accepted a request from the Brooklyn staff and community to rename Cape Lazo as Brooklyn Elementary School by January. “In preparation for moving up the hill to the current Cape Lazo site in January, in the spring of last year, the Brooklyn community, following the policy guidelines, went through a consultation process with parents and staff and students regarding a renaming of their new school site for January,” said superintendent Sherry Elwood. “As a result of that consultation process, which was wide and generous ... it was very clear to everyone that there is a genuine

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Comox park for man’s best friend? Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Comox council examined Wednesday if man’s best friend needs more room to stretch its four legs. Following a June presentation from a resident inquiring about the possibility of the creation of an offleash dog park within the town, council debated the merits and locations of a potential park. “Maybe we shouldn’t be looking at designating one park, maybe we should be looking at two or three parks which would (be made to an off-leash park) certain days of the week,� said Coun. Patti Fletcher. “You spread it around, make it more accessible ... consider two or three parks, two or three days a week at designated times.� Coun. Ken Grant questioned the liability issues that could stem

from creating such a opinions that bording their dogs, and it is park. a park they’re fearful fenced on two sides. “It seems to be of noise and perceived “To my mind, it’s a there’s insurance liabil- unhealthy conditions cheap alternative that ity issues — in regards regarding dog parks satisfies the fact that to Patti’s (idea), if that are in close prox- we have the off-leash people don’t pick up imity to residences,� dog park, we can put up after their dogs, and he replied, and added the bags and a garbage there’s kids combag, and for a ing after them I few thousand I’ve talked to a few people bucks, we’ve got could see that as a problem,� he who’ve contacted me voicing it solved,� he noted, and added their opinions that bordering said. the suggestion Both Fraser of working with a park they’re fearful of noise and Mayor Paul the City of Cour- and perceived unhealthy conIves noted there tenay on a joint ditions regarding dog parks are homes which public forum to that are in close proximity to back on to the see what issues Highland Field, the public are residences. and Ives added Al Fraser the area could concerned with by the creation see a significant there is concern with increase in traffic. of an off-leash park. Grant also inquired the preservation of Fletcher then sugwhy an existing town wildlife in urban for- gested a motion for park couldn’t work as ested areas. staff to create a report Coun. Tom Grant to consider two or three one designated offsuggested the creation alternating leash. parks Al Fraser, parks of an off-leash park throughout the town superintendent, said at the ‘dead-zone’ at with various dates and the bulk of parks in the Highland Field, situ- times. town are immediately ated at the former site “I can see lots of conof a baseball diamond. adjacent to residences. flict with cleaning up He added the area after your dog I can “I’ve talked to a few people who’ve con- isn’t used for anything see this being a logistitacted me voicing their expect people walking cal nightmare for staff and the public as to figure what park it’s

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CVRD ratifies pathway Scott Stanfield Record Staff

The regional district board ratified Tuesday a $250,000 expenditure to build a bike/pedestrian path extending from Torrence Road along Hawkins Road to Goose Spit. “This path is another example of connectivity from one munici-

pality to another as it connects up with the path in MacDonald Wood Park, which is in Comox,� Area B director Jim Gillis said. He notes the path will enhance pedestrian safety, and lessen the number of bikes and pedestrians on the road. It will also create a number of walking/run-

Bazaar Wednesday The Evergreen Seniors are beginning their annual Christmas events with their bazaar and luncheon on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre. Shopping for items such as photographs, wooden toys, Christmas ornaments, crafts and knitting, along with baking and jams make this bazaar a pleasant way to also browse and visit. The luncheon is in the Rotary Hall at 11 a.m. with tickets at the door for only $8 for this special menu. The regular food services will not be available after 10 a.m.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Drop letter off at 765 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay or e-mail to letters@comoxvalleyrecord.com or Mail to: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7 Be sure your letter includes a signature and phone number

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ning loops connecting to the spit and the beach. “As you ascend or descend the stairs you get one of the finest views in the Valley,� Gillis said. The money comes from the Community Works Fund, a component of federal gas tax funding that supports capital projects. Projects, in turn, support three program outcomes: reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner air and cleaner water. The board approved $2 million for master sewer strategies in areas A and C. Other Lazo North projects to receive CWF funds include Jackson Drive sewer upgrades ($150,000) and a walking path at Little River Nature Park ($20,000).

going to be, and if it is going to be an issue with neighbours, aren’t you just going to annoy three sets of neighbours instead of one?� noted Ken Grant. “I couldn’t support that because I can’t get my head around how this is going to work properly.� Ives agreed he could also not support the motion, and added his concerns are to keep the interest of taxpayers in mind in terms of risks. “The last thing we want to see is somebody harmed by this. Here we would be running the risk of liability, so I wouldn’t support the motion of a rotation, and I think this whole issue needs to be supported at a regional level,� he said. The motion was defeated, and the issue of working with Courtenay on a public forum will be presented at the next regular council meeting. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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On the trail of history Scott Stanfield Record Staff

DON ROBERTS, HIS wife Marion and eldest daughter Lynn Allaire watch assistant general manager Aaron Greasley and a Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel employee raise one of Roberts’ creations in the Flying Canoe West Coast Pub. PHOTO BY MARK ALLAN

Cumberland Coun. Gwyn Sproule was somewhat dismayed to discover an historical structure has become part of a biking trail behind Chinatown. Last weekend, she noticed a mountain bike jump had been constructed at the concrete structure that once served as a coalfired steam generating plant. It is located on land the Cumberland Community Forest Society had donated to the village with a covenant, “almost like a book that says what can happen,” Sproule said. The moss-covered structure is about four-

New canoe for Westerly pub The Flying Canoe West Coast Pub takes its name seriously. The second of two genuine West Coast canoes was hung recently from the ceiling of the former Gulliver’s Pub at the Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel and Convention Centre in Courtenay. It hangs not far from the first one, which was made by the same person. Don Roberts, a 37-year Sooke resident, came up from his current home in Colwood recently to visit the pub with his wife Marion and Lynn Allaire, the eldest of their four daughters, and witness the hanging of his second canoe. Roberts, who was born in Elnora, Alta., in 1922 moved to Sooke in 1946. While visiting his daughter Shari in the mid-1990s in Two Hills, Alta., Roberts was

introduced by Shari’s husband George to the art of building a cedar strip canoe. Although in his 70s, Roberts learned how to cut canoe “ribs” and one-inch strips of cedar and how to place the strips on the rib frame, gluing each strip carefully in place. Back home in Sooke, Roberts bought cedar, glue and fiberglass, then built a canoe complete with woven seats. After many long hours, he finished his “labour of love” in Allaire’s words, complete with a maple leaf from their property sealed at one end of the canoe. He then made a second, longer, canoe -inserting a pine strip on each side as a way of personalizing it. “The canoes were used mostly on vacations with his daughters and carry many fond memories of paddling with the family,” Allaire says. He used one of them to hunt moose, too,

Roberts adds. The canoes, which Roberts estimates took him a year each to build, were restored by Jeff Matwyko in December 2010 and June 2011.

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MLA and MP can expect tricks, not treats Monday A procession of Halloween spirits will deliver community messages to MP John Duncan and MLA Don McRae on Monday. The messages had been posted on the legislators’ offices in a peaceful direct action at the end of last month when 150 polite but determined people marched up one side of Fifth Street and down the other. Their grievances were many and varied, ranging from concern over the proposed Raven coal mine, to inaction on homelessness to protection of clean water, but they had come together to take all these issues directly to their political representatives. By posting a series of complaints, requests and suggestions for change on the office windows of Duncan and McRae, the marchers expressed their frustration at governments’ lack of responsiveness to citizens’ concerns. The 167 Post-it notes addressed to John Duncan included 71 against the coal mine, 23 about democracy, 12 about environmental issues, nine about clean water, seven about the proposed Gateway oil pipeline, and seven calling for peace. At Don McRae’s office, the windows were rapidly covered in 178 multi-

A GROUP OF about 150 people plastered Post-It notes of protest recently on windows at the Courtenay offices of MLA Don McRae and MP John Duncan. coloured notes. These included 73 against the coal mine, 31 about democracy, 20 about the environmental issues, eight about the need

for parks and eight about rights to clean water. A number of messages at both offices expressed concerns about protection of

wild salmon, preservation of parks, free trade, food security, affordable housing and the gas station being built on Dyke Road.

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All-candidate forums Rowe running in Courtenay beginning on Tuesday Record Staff Three all-candidate forums in a seven-day period will expose voters to 39 people running for Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland councils. Nov. 1 The Cumberland Chamber of Commerce presents nine candidates running to fill four seats on Village council. Gwyn Sproule, Todd Riley, Eric Kozak, Roger Kishi, Kate Greening, Scott Easterbrook, Conner Copeman, Leona Castle and Bruce Barnes want to be councillors. Coun. Leslie Baird was the only person to submit her name for the mayor’s job being vacated by Fred Bates. The forum Nov. 1 is at the Cumberland Cultural Centre. Questions will be accepted from the floor for the nine candidates for municipal council. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the forum starts at 6:30 sharp, moderated by Meaghan Cursons. For information, visit www.cumberlandbc.org. Nov. 3 An all-candidates’ forum is being sponsored by the Comox Town Residents’ Association at the Comox Recreation Centre on Noel Avenue in the multi-purpose hall. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. for a meet and greet and the forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp. The forum will be divided into three main sections: timed speeches from candidates, an audience question period, and a short summation statement by candidates. Those wishing to ask a question of candidates must write their name on a card, which will be placed in a draw box. Names will be randomly chosen during question period. Only one question is permitted per person. Questions must be

directed to all candidates. Debates will not be permitted. Incumbent Paul Ives is being challenged by mayoral candidate Bernie Poole. Barbara Price, Dan Jackson, Hugh MacKinnon, Maureen Swift, Marcia Turner, Patti Fletcher, Dave Procter, Tom Grant, Ken Grant, Don Davis, Terry Procter and Russ Arnott are running for six councillor seats. Further election data and forum information is posted at www. tidechange.ca or www. ctrahq.wordpress.com. Nov. 7 An all-candidates’ forum for Courtenay council will be hosted by the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce with support from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. It will take place in the main conference room at the Florence Filberg Centre at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7. Joe Smith is the moderator. The event will be

streamed live by My Tech Guys, Prestige Video Transfer and Shaw High Speed Internet. The link to the live video can be found at www.mytechguys.ca. Starr Winchester, John Van Egmond, Manno Theos, Dave Smith, Jean Rowe, Norm Reynolds, Mark Middleton, Stuart MacInnis, Ronna-Rae Leonard, George Knox, Doug Kerr, Doug Hillian, Marcus Felgenhauer, Erik Eriksson, Bill Anglin and Jon Ambler are running for council. The Comox Valley Chamber says it will schedule a forum for the three mayoral candidates at another time. The format for the evening will include brief opening remarks from each council candidate, a question period and brief closing remarks by each candidate. Provincewide municipal elections happen Nov. 19.

Jean Rowe will run for a seat on Courtenay city council. As a single parent and small business owner for over 27 years she understands the importance of fiscal responsibility and managing within a budget. Jean will be an advocate, in this economic crunch and beyond, for responsible spending and transparency by council. Rowe has more than 20 years of Canadian military service with experience in issue analysis, decisionmaking and implementation. She has the patience, knowledge and willpower to listen to voters and make decisions in the best interest of the city and possibly the Comox Valley, even if the difficult decisions may not always be immediately popular. She held a seat on the board of education from 2005 to 2008 and therefore understands the needs of our children and young adults — the future of our community. Her community involvement has given her an in-

believe that if municipalities do not take their responsibilities seriously and control spending our taxes will continue to rise,” said Rowe. “The rich get richer, the poor get poorer; this must stop right at the municipal level.” Rowe has proven herself to be an inde-

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Back out of intersection unsafe Twice in the past week I’ve watched drivers who were stopped legally in the intersection signaling a left turn back out of the intersection when the traffic light that they were facing turned red. Why would a driver do this? The action is completely out of context and unsafe.

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on Dunsmuir Avenue. Volunteers are asked to register and donate $15 each to help cover the cost of supplies by calling Chantal at 250618-0054. For others in the Comox Valley community, who would like to help with donations, consider dropping off, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 10 something from the following list: • Woolen socks; • Toques; • Mitts; • Scarves; • Toothbrushes; • Mini toothpaste; • Soap; • Cash donations; • Gift certificates. Drop off locations

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Annual Pumpkin Smash in Comox Valley on Nov. 5 The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service hosted its sixth annual pumpkin weigh-in at the Comox Valley compost education centre last Sunday. Each year the competition creates a great deal of interest from local growers and spectators who are all very keen to see how big the pumpkins grew this time. Tipping the scale for first place in the adult category was Jon Watkins of Royston, with a pumpkin weighing in at 233.7 pounds. Close behind and coming in second place, was Jim Grinder’s pumpkin at 215.3 pounds and then Kathy Beacham’s pumpkin weighing in at 212.7 pounds. In the children’s category, Alexandra Grant took first place with her pumpkin — almost double her size — at 144.2 pounds. Second and third place went to Nick and Christopher Beacham with their pumpkins, weighing 97.1 and 78.5 pounds, respectively. Patty Rose, CSWM’s contract educator, proudly showcased the compost education centre’s 72.9-pound pumpkin, which was grown using SkyRocket, a nutrient-rich soil amendment for lawns and gardens. The final compost education events of this year will be the annual Pumpkin Smash on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Campbell River in the parking lot of Strathcona Gardens recreation complex and on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Comox Valley compost education centre. Both events will be hosted from noon until 5 p.m. This is an opportunity to smash your jack-o-lanterns and have them turned into compost rather than taking up valuable space in the landfill. For more information on these events, visit www.cswm.ca. The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service

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Moonlight Madness is a semi-annual clearance event like no other. Here’s why. Twice a year the factory hosts an International Trade Show where all of the new products are introduced to the world. We have just returned from the North Carolina Market and have truckloads of new introductions rolling into Victoria and Nanaimo.

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Annual Halloween parade on Monday in Courtenay Skeleton. These two games and many others are sure to get you into the Halloween spirit. All children ages 11 and younger are invited to partake in the activities. As a bonus, Courtenay Recreation The annual Courtenay Halloween volunteers will have an abundance of Parade and party will be on Halloween treats to give out to the children participating in the games. The party starts at Day once again this year. On Oct 31. starting at 4 p.m., Cour- 4:45 p.m. and will run until 6. If you are looking for more Halloween tenay Recreation and the Downtown Courtenay Business Association will entertainment, the Linc Youth Centre will have a Haunted House, which will host this annual event. This free two-part event starts with a be sure to give you a spook or two. Tour the Haunted House at costume parade along the Linc Youth Centre the sidewalks of Fifth I am always amazed for only $2 per person Street between Cliffe or $5 for the entire Avenue and Fitzger- at the creativity of the family. ald Street. Children costumes. The staff at the from around the ValKevin Elmore Linc has been working ley dress in costume with the youth council and trick or treat at all and other youth volunteers developing the businesses along Fifth Street. Last year, they gave out close to what is sure to be a scary experience. 1,000 treats during the parade, even Be warned, the haunted house is not for though the weather was not co-oper- the faint of heart. The haunted house will be open from ating. Candy, however, is only part of the experience. Seeing everyone dressed Oct. 25 to 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Organizers ask that if you are driving in costumes is also an experience to in the downtown Courtenay area that behold. “I am always amazed at the creativity you use caution, as the sidewalks and of the costumes,” states Kevin Elmore of crosswalks will be busy with children. Courtenay Recreation is still looking Courtenay Recreation. You can continue your Halloween for volunteers to help with both the celebrations at the Lewis Centre for party and the parade. If you are interested, call Louise at the Halloween party. Both gyms at the Lewis Centre will be filled with the Lewis Centre at 250-338-5371. — Courtenay games and activities including favouRecreation rites Pumpkin Bowling and Catch the

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HAUNTED HOME This home on Harmston Avenue in Courtenay is one of many in the Comox Valley that is decorated for Halloween. Have you spent a lot of time and energy doing the same? Get the word out by visiting our Comox Valley Newsroom page on Facebook and telling people where to go. PHOTO BY LINDSAY CHUNG

Kids can trade candy for cash Comox Valley Dental Health Centre invites all the kids in our community to participate in our new and exciting Halloween Challenge. “We in the dental industry see first hand the effect that too much candy can have on children’s teeth. This year Comox Valley Dental Health Centre is challenging the kids of our community to select a few of their favourite treats and donate the rest for cash,” the centre says in a press release. For every pound of candy donated, the child will earn $1 per

pound and the dentists’ office will match that by donating $1 per pound to the food bank. Each child donating candy will receive a goody bag with a new toothbrush and gifts from local sponsors. On Nov. 5 (the first Saturday after Halloween), bring children with unopened candy donations to the Comox Valley Dental Health Centre at 1710 B Comox Ave. in Comox between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. They will weigh the candy and pay $1 per pound to a maximum of five pounds per child.

Kids can enter their names into a raffle for a chance to win prizes from local sponsors Applebees, Subway, Walmart, A&W, Booster Juice, CVRD Sports

and Aquatics Centre, Monk Office Supplies and Little Caesars Pizza. — Comox Valley Dental Health Centre

Head up into the damp misty foothills of the Beaufort range and explore the streets and alleys of the historic Village of Cumberland this Halloween. Cumberland is a perfect destination for a fall afternoon walk with friends and family and the Cumberland Museum offers a selfguided walking tour brochure that tells the stories of the important historic buildings and landmarks of the village. If you want to explore history and Halloween a little more deeply, then head into the “People’s Museum of Cumberland” for exhibits, thrills, chills, spooky stories, dark films, creepy crafts, and other Halloween fun. German expression-

ist silent films will be on rotation in the Common Room and visitors are invited to brave the Haunted Coal Mine. The Haunted Coal Mine is open by donation (or regular admission to the museum) Oct. 29, 31 and Nov. 1 (Day of the Dead) from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. On Monday, kids and families can be part of a very special afterschool Halloween Open House from 2 till 6. The after-school program will include a Passport to Creepy Cumberland, where you can head

out into the village streets to explore very special places and people from Cumberland’s rich past. Participants in this ‘haunted treasure hunt’ can win prizes at the museum. Younger kids can participate in Halloween crafts, stories and so much more. To find our more about the “People’s Museum of Cumberland” you can check out www.cumberlandmuseum.ca or join them on Facebook. — Cumberland Museum

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Halloween dance set Let the goblins come out for the Halloween dance this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at d’Esterre House in Comox. Award-winning dancer and instructor Nelson Wong will present a beginner tango workshop at 2 p.m. There will be general dancing to a variety of wonderful music till 5 p.m. Although costume is optional, you are invited to get into the spirit of Halloween. A prize will be given to the best costume. Pre-register for either workshop or dance or both. Pre-register with Arabella at 250-941-8885, e-mail arabella888@gmail. com or buy tickets from 1801 Beaufort Ave. in Comox from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

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Underwater carving combats cancer Who says carving pumpkins is just for kids? Thanks to UB Diving, the annual pumpkin-carving contest will benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. Of course, the catch is that carving will be done underwater by divers blowing bubbles at the Fanny Bay dock Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to Shellie Smyrichinsky, co-owner of UB Diving, “It’s a fun way to raise money, with the $20 registration fee going straight to the Cancer Society.” She added, “We have goodie bags for everyone participating and lots of prizes from local businesses and dive equipment companies, includ-

ing Oceanic, Aqualung and Oceaner Sporting Goods. Pumpkins are donated by Shamrock Farms in Comox.” For individuals who want to support the event but don’t dive, spectators are welcome; UB Diving has also created an online donation page or make donations in person. Call the store for details or see their website — www.SeashellDiving.com. In addition to the “Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest” that day, UB Diving has co-ordinated making an impact for another cause. While the divers are underwater, they can participate in another community project co-ordinated by UB Diving —

Project Awares “Dive Against Debris” Project. Divers will each have a bag to pick up underwater trash and will deposit it into a dumpster provided by the Fanny Bay Harbour Authority when they are done. Whites Drysuits is sponsoring the barbecue and will also have drysuits for those who wish to demo them. So that UB Diving knows how many pumpkins to get, advance registration is appreciated. For more information or to register, contact Shellie at UB Diving at 250-338-0161 or see UB Diving’s page on Facebook. UB Diving is a full-service dive centre with a lot going on

in their new 1,100 square feet. They offer charters, instruction, drysuit and regulator repairs, retail sales, air fills and tank inspections. They stock and special-order an array of the latest dive equipment — from fins and masks to drysuits and underwater cameras for sale and for rent. As the Comox Valley’s only PADI Dive Center (internationally-recognized SCUBA certification organization), they offer a comprehensive training program in their new classroom. Their PADI affiliation also allows them to provide students with high school credit for scuba courses. — UB Diving

Instead of candy, why not hand out books Books For Treats concept catching on in Comox Valley Local organizations are hosting fun Halloween events throughout the Comox Valley this coming Monday that offer kids and families a literary alternative to candy. The Cumberland Museum is the place to visit this Halloween to commune with com-

munity spirits and promote the tradition of great storytelling. On Oct. 31 from 2 to 6 p.m., the museum will open up its doors for a Super Spooky Halloween Open House. The haunted coal mine will thrill those over 10 while the little monsters have fun upstairs with creepy crafts and activities. Their focus this year is storytelling including making mini books or “passports to Creepy Cumberland.”

The passport will lead participants in a tour of local sites and businesses where they can collect a story, stamp or sticker while learning about Cumberland’s favorite spots and spooks. Cumberland businesses including Polka Dot Pants! Consignment Boutique will give out books as well. 4R’s Education Centre, Comox Valley Literacy Now, and the Courtenay library will “treat” children’s’

Pumpkin Smash returns The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is holding its fifth annual Pumpkin Smash, a fun family event which keeps thousands of kilograms of pumpkin — which isn’t being turned into pies or muffins — out of our landfills. The Pumpkin Smash happens Nov. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Comox Valley Compost Education Centre at 4795 Headquarters Rd. in Courtenay. Residents are encouraged to bring their jack-o-lanterns and smash them into compost rather than simply throw them away. The CSWM service also invites residents to share a photo of your carved pumpkin before celebrating its last hurrah at one of these events. Simply e-mail a picture of you or a family member with the carved pumpkin to contest@comoxvalleyrd.ca; this makes you eligible for cool eco-friendly prizes and public notoriety by being posted on the CVRD social media sites. “Over the years,

many families have come to these community events with some creative and unique jack-o-lanterns, the photo contest is an opportunity showcase them to the community,” said Koreen Gurak, CVRD’s manager of communications. “It’s exhilarating to be able to smash your pumpkin and have it

turned into nutrientrich compost rather than having it take up valuable space in our landfills.” For more information on the pumpkin smash and the pumpkin craving photo contest, visit www.cswm. ca/contest. — Comox Strathcona Waste Management

books at the Courtenay Library between 4 and 6 p.m. on Oct. 31. Each family will receive a book until all the books have been given out. Wachiay Friendship Centre has donated dozens of books for this fun event. The Black Creek Community Association will give out books this year as part of its Halloween celebration. You can donate your used books any time this month at the BCCA. Brooklyn Elementary StrongStart will also give out books instead of candy this year as part of its Halloween celebrations. The Comox Valley 2011 Books for Treats is hosted by Our Big Earth Media Co. in partnership with Comox Valley Literacy Now, the Courtenay Library, Cumberland Museum, 4R’s Education Centre, Waichay Friendship Centre, Brooklyn Elementary StrongStart, Polka Dot

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Cyclists pushing for more livable community More is at stake than just personal health issues I watch with unease as community groups with their particular agendas, attempt to pressure political candidates to make commitments to use public monies for particular causes. A group of which I am a part, the cycling community, is one such group. Is it reasonable to expect tax money to be spent improving infrastructure to what appears to be a relatively small proportion of the traffic using our roads? At first blush the answer would appear to be “No!” However, as with most groups which try to influence public policy, the issues are complicated. My guess is that if we were to ask cyclists their reasons for choosing to bike, we would find that most would say that they choose to do so because it is healthy for themselves and the whole

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JAMES TAYLOR community. The personal health benefits are pretty clear but how much good is it doing for the larger community? They might reply

ever-increasing costs to upgrade the roads and bridges. Bikes yield no harmful emissions and the greatest contribution to greenhouse gases in our valley are caused by cars. People walking and using bikes works well where the commuting distances aren’t too great. City planners will tell you that it is

Since there are about a thousand more motor vehicles coming into our Valley each year, there will be everincreasing costs to upgrade the roads and bridges.

that our major roads are already getting quite congested and one more cyclist usually means one less car. Six bikes can use the parking space used by one car. The wear on roads is minimal and with fewer cars, there would be no need for another very expensive vehicular bridge. Since there are about a thousand more motor vehicles coming into our Valley each year, there will be

getting prohibitively expensive to provide services such as water, sewer garbage pick up and transportation infrastructure as citizens move increasingly farther outside the core of the community. The best solution is to encourage units housing more people in the heart of the community. Biking then really begins to make sense. Recently, a preliminary proposal was

made to Courtenay council to build a highdensity rental housing complex in which each unit ranged from 303 to 350 square feet. Council welcomed this proposal since it met the goals of lowincome housing and increased density in the downtown core. This trend may be the only way to keep taxes from becoming prohibitively high. So in a sense the cyclists pressure for safer and more efficient ways of commuting are serving the larger community. They are showing us one choice for helping to make our communities more livable, as pressures build on many fronts. Our stumbling economy, increasingly expensive food, housing costs and pressure on our health care system are only some of the forces that will require us to rethink how we live. Krista Kaptein usually writes Shifting Gears with contributions from fellow

Comox Valley Cycling Coalition members Ed

Schum and Jim Palmer. This month’s column

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 2011 TOWN OF COMOX 2011 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF COURTENAY

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Town of Comox that an election by voting is necessary to elect one Mayor and six Councillors. The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the City of Courtenay that an election is necessary to elect a Mayor and six Councillors for a three-year term commencing December 2011 and terminating December 2014. The persons nominated as candidates, and for whom votes will be received at the Election by Voting are as follows:

MAYOR – ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED Surname

Usual Name

Address

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PAUL BERNIE

1520 Highridge Drive, Comox 642 Skyview Place, Comox

COUNCILLOR – SIX (6) TO BE ELECTED Surname

Usual Name

Address

PRICE SWIFT FLETCHER CHESTER GRANT DAVIS PROCTER TURNER GRANT MACKINNON JACKSON ARNOTT

BARBARA MAUREEN PATTI TERRY KEN DON DAVE MARCIA TOM HUGH DAN RUSS

330 Butchers Road, Comox 1633 Beaufort Avenue, Comox 360 King Road, Comox 101 Orchard Park Drive, Comox 1233 Slater Place, Comox 1852 Buena Vista Avenue, Comox 1656 Islington Court, Comox 1765 Robb Avenue, Comox 811 Eastridge Court, Comox 1447 Ridgemount Drive, Comox 2241 Strathcona Crescent, Comox 2128 Robb Avenue, Comox

VOTING OPPORTUNITIES VOTING will be open to qualified electors of the Town of Comox between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. as follows: LOCATION:

Comox Recreation Center, 1855 Noel Avenue, Comox

DATES:`

Advance Voting: General Voting:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 and Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Saturday, November 19, 2011

ELECTOR REGISTRATION Before you can vote in a Town of Comox election, you must be registered to vote. If you are not on the list of registered electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register to vote you must meet all of the following qualifications: • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;

Surname

Usual Name

Residential Address

Bate Jangula Phelps

Bill Larry Greg

#22 – 199 31st Street, Courtenay 183 Stafford Avenue, Courtenay 510 Robertson Place, Courtenay

OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR – SIX (6) TO BE ELECTED Surname Ambler Anglin Eriksson Felgenhauer Hillian Kerr Knox Leonard MacInnis Middleton Reynolds Rowe Smith Theos Van Egmond Winchester

Usual Name Jon Bill Erik Marcus Doug Doug George Ronna-Rae Stuart Mark Norm Jean Dave Manno John Starr

Residential Address 1981 Birkshire Boulevard, Courtenay 3236 Majestic Drive, Courtenay 667 12th Street, Courtenay 2941 Edwin Place, Courtenay 844 3rd Street, Courtenay 2263 Seabank Road, Courtenay 1687 Hobson Avenue, Courtenay 4660 Clough Road, Courtenay #1 – 1090 First Street, Courtenay 295 Nim Nim Place, Courtenay 1292A Martin Place, Courtenay #541–3666 Royal Vista Way, Courtenay 1041 Webdon Road, Courtenay 2138 9th Street East, Courtenay 713 5th Street, Courtenay 1910 St. Andrews Way, Courtenay

GENERAL VOTING DAY General voting day will be open to qualified electors of the City of Courtenay on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations: Conference Hall of the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. Mark Isfeld Secondary School, 1551 Lerwick Road, Courtenay, B.C.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

• a Canadian citizen; • a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration; •a resident of, OR registered owner property in the Town of Comox for at days immediately preceding the day of registration;

OFFICE OF MAYOR – ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED

of, real least 30

• not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. • In addition, a non-resident property elector must not be entitled to register as a resident elector. Resident electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The two documents in combination must prove both identity and residency. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity and must also produce proof of ownership in relation to the property in the way of a State of Title Certificate or a Property Tax Notice. Also note that:

If you are not on the List of Electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To be qualified as a Resident Elector a person must: • be 18 years of age or older on November 19, 2011; • be a Canadian citizen; • have resided in British Columbia for at least six months immediately preceding the day of registration; • have resided in the City of Courtenay for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration; • not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law. Note: To register at the time of voting, a person must provide at least two documents that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity and place of residence. Examples of acceptable documents include a BC Driver’s Licence, ICBC Owner Certificate of Insurance, BC CareCard, Property Tax Notice, and Utility Bill. To be qualified as a Non–Resident Property Elector a person must:

• A person may only register as a non-resident property owner in relation to one parcel of real property in the Town of Comox.

• not be entitled to register as a resident elector;

• If more than one individual is a registered owner of the real property, then only one of those individuals is entitled to vote, with the written consent of a majority of registered owners that are on the title including the person requesting registration. A consent form is available at Town Hall if you wish to complete it in advance of voting day.

• be a Canadian Citizen;

• If a corporation is on title with other individuals, or if an individual on title is holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust, then none of the individuals are eligible to be registered as non-resident property electors.

• be a registered owner of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, and be an individual who is not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust;

MAIL BALLOT VOTING Mail ballot voting will be available for certain Town of Comox Electors as follows: • Persons who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; and

• be 18 years of age or older on November 19, 2011; • have resided in British Columbia for at least six months immediately preceding the day of registration; • have been a registered owner of real property in the City of Courtenay for at least 30 days immediately before day of elector registration;

• not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law; • If there is more than one individual who is the registered owner of real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector under this section in relation to the real property.

• Persons who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

• If there is more than one individual who is the registered owner of the real property, the person registering must have written consent of the number of those individuals who, together with the person registering, are a majority of those individuals.

• If you meet either of these requirements please contact Town Hall for a Vote by Mail application form.

Advance voting opportunities will be provided at City Hall, 830 Cliffe Avenue,

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, or the election in general, please contact Comox Town Hall at: 250-339-2202. Shelly Russwurm Chief Election Officer Phone: 250-339-2202 • Address: 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox • Website: comox.ca

ADVANCED VOTING OPPORTUNITIES Courtenay, B.C. from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Further information on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting the Chief Elections Officer or the Deputy Chief Elections Officer by calling 250.334.4441. John Ward- Chief Elections Officer

Village of Cumberland DECLARATION OF ELECTION BY ACCLAMATION

I, Joanne Rees, Chief Election Officer for the Village of Cumberland, do hereby declare, pursuant to Section 76 of the Local Government Act, the following candidate elected by acclamation: Office of Mayor: Leslie Baird NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Village of Cumberland that an election by voting is necessary to elect four Councillors, and one School Trustee for a three-year term, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: COUNCILLOR – Four (4) to be elected Surname Usual Names BARNES Bruce CASTLE Leona COPEMAN Conner EASTERBROOK Scott GREENING Kate KISHI Roger KOZAK Eric RILEY Todd SPROULE Gywn

Jurisdiction of Residence Village of Cumberland Village of Cumberland Village of Cumberland Village of Cumberland Village of Cumberland Village of Cumberland City of Courtenay Village of Cumberland Village of Cumberland

SCHOOL TRUSTEE – One (1) to be elected Surname GRINHAM GOODWIN

Usual Names Rick Yolanda

Jurisdiction of Residence Village of Cumberland City of Courtenay

VOTING OPPORTUNITIES

Advance Voting will be held on Wednesday November 9, 2011 and Saturday November 12, 2011 between the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm at the Village of Cumberland Offices located at 2673 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, BC. Special Voting will be held on Wednesday November 16, 2011 between the hours of 2:00pm and 4:00 pm at the Cumberland Health Care Centre, located at 2696 Windermere Avenue, Cumberland, BC. Please note that this opportunity is for patients and residents of the Centre only. General Voting will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm at the OAP Hall on the Lower Floor of the Cumberland Cultural Centre at 2674 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, BC. REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS

Registration of qualified electors will be carried out at all the Voting Opportunities. To qualify as an elector in the Village of Cumberland you must meet the following criteria: • 18 years of age or older; • Canadian citizen; • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day; • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the Village of Cumberland for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day; and • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors will need 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) which proves both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. In either case, if you are unsure about what documents will be accepted, please call the Village office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION please check the Village website at www.cumberlandbc.net or contact: Joanne Rees, Chief Election Officer Village of Cumberland PO Box 340, 2673 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Telephone: 250 336-2291 • Fax: 250 336-2321 Email: jrees@cumberlandbc.net


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Chamber Lunch Meeting Overcoming Obstacles with John Pollard of CHEK TV Date: Thursday November 24 Time: 11:30 to 1:30pm Location: The Best Western John Pollard, CEO of CHEK Media Group will look back over the last three years and talk about the incredible struggle the team at CHEK has been through. He will recount the ups and downs as the possibility of shutdown loomed and how the employees and a handful of business leaders saved the station from closure. While that day has been a source of pride for the station, it was truly only a starting point. John can now tell how the company continues to grow and what the hope is for the future. He will also comment on today’s ever-changing media landscape and answer questions on what he sees for the future and how businesses can most effectively get the word out. Special Member pricing. Register at www. comoxvalleychamber.com – News & Events.

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A long road to‘community living’ in B.C. VICTORIA — My first glimpse of B.C.’s care system for developmentally disabled people was as a teen in the early 1970s. My grandfather brought me to his

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ability to integrate our experiences of loss into our understanding of life, and in time to reengage with it. But sometimes we get “stuck” or traumatized by a death experience. Mary reluctantly comes to see me, persuaded by her worried 38-year-old daughter, but unsure herself why anyone should be con-

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tures out she hurries back for fear she’ll miss him. She talks only of the past and what she has lost. Larry died three years ago this August. A part of her knows he is gone – she gets irritated when I say that he is not coming back. She just refuses to accept her new reality. Her daughter is right

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Winter blues could be case of SAD Here is fall again, and as the days get longer, so does my face. The kids go back to school, all of the fun of summer is done, and it gets darker and darker every day. I can hardly think of facing another long winter here. I didn’t want to move here to start with – away from my family, and I knew that it was just gloomy here all winter. Overall, given the job that my husband has, this is the best location for us, but my heart is sinking at the prospect of another winter here. How do I keep from sinking into another depression this winter? There is a saying that the best way to predict the future is to create it. Sounds like you want to create a future where winter here feels a whole lot better than winters here, in the past. From your letter, there are a couple of things to consider. The first of these is the possibility that you struggle with a condition known as SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Some persons are simply more sensitive to winters, where there is less light, than others. On the coast, we tend to get a lot of cloud over the winter. This, combined with the natural lessening of sunshine due to the season, leads these sensitive persons to feel more down – even to the point of some pretty severe depression. SAD is different from a kind of hunkering down for the winter, where some people may naturally feel they are in tune

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CALENDAR Editor’s note: This calendar is for special events put on by non-profit groups. We run as many as space permits, but only guarantee a calendar item appears once. Calendar items can be e-mailed to copy@comoxvalleyrecord.com, faxed to 250-338-5568 or delivered to 765 McPhee Ave. Deadlines: Friday at 5 p.m. for Wednesday’s paper and Tuesday at noon for Friday’s paper. Include date, location, time and a contact phone number that can be published. Our online calendar is available for listings at www. comoxvalleyrecord.com. NAR-A-NON: If a family member or friend is using drugs, how does it affect you? We can help. Call Rene 250-334-2392, Sharon 250339-7906 or Jack 250-3343485.

Friday, Oct. 28 C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Comox Dam walk; meet at Home Depot recycling area, 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Kari 250339-5851, Susanne 250-9415478, Louise 250-871-1443, www.cvnewcomers.net. ROYAL Canadian Legion Branch 28 Cumberland Soup & Sandwich, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. EVERGREEN Seniors Club Armchair Travel presents Alaskan Cruise 2012, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 1 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000. COURTENAY Library presents Hallowe’en Tales with Hazel Lennox, 300–6th St., 7 p.m. Suitable for children age 7+; costumes welcome. FMI: 250334-3369. EVERGREEN Seniors Club Halloween Friday Night Dance with music by Amigos, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 8 p.m. Costumes encouraged; prizes. FMI: 250-338-1000.

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C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Corwin Fox, Native Sons Hall, Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Vickey 250-218-0321, www. comoxvalleyfarmersmarket. com. COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30–11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society AdoptA-Pal, Driftwood Mall, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. LAUGHTER yoga, Zen Zero, 470B - 5th St., Courtenay (corner 5th & England), 1:30–2:30 p.m. Adults all ages welcome. By donation, no yoga experience required. FMI: 250-339-2195, 250-339-2687. C.V. FATHER Involvement Network 5th Annual Free Swim, Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, 4:30–6:30 p.m. Pizza provided for dinner. FMI: Justin Ethier 250-334-2477. CUMBERLAND Museum presents Haunted Coal Mine. FMI: toni@cumberlandmuseum.ca.

Sunday, Oct. 30 KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society AdoptA-Pal, Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com. WACHIAY Friendship Centre Society AGM, 1625B McPhee Ave., Courtenay, 1–3 p.m. All welcome. FMI: 250-338-7793 ext 261. COMOX Seniors Centre Big Halloween dance, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave. Nelson Wong with Beginner Tango Workshop 2–3 p.m., & DJ for dance till 5 p.m. Costumes encouraged/optional; prizes. Preregistration tix: $10/members, $12/guests; $1 more at door. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885.

Monday, Oct. 31 CUMBERLAND Museum Open House, 2–6 p.m. Haunted Coal Mine, kids’ crafts, films & more. Free. FMI: toni@ cumberlandmuseum.ca.

Tuesday, Nov. 1 C.V. WOOD CARVERS meet every Tuesday for a day of carving, Royston Community Hall, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. No experience necessary. FMI: Al 250-331-0156, Jim 250339-5350. WHITE Cane Club meets 1st Tuesday of every month, Comox Seniors Centre, 1801 Beaufort Ave., Comox, 1 p.m. Support for those with vision loss through Aged Macular Degeneration or blindness. FMI: 250-898-8949. CUMBERLAND Museum presents Haunted Coal Mine. FMI: toni@cumberlandmuseum.ca. SOS (Support Our Seniors) Comox Valley meets, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7 p.m. Discussion on new driving tests for seniors & other updates. All welcome. FMI: 250-334-2321, www.supportourseniorscomoxvalley.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 EVERGREEN Seniors Club annual Christmas Bazaar, Florence Filberg, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Baking, wooden toys, knitting, books, crafts & more; free admission. FMI: 250-338-1000. EVERGREEN Seniors Club annual Christmas Bazaar Luncheon, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. $8. All welcome. FMI: 250-338-1000. EVERGREEN Seniors Club Meet & Greet (Singles Group), Evergreen Lounge, Florence Filberg Centre, 1 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000. MEDITATION Group: Ch’an (Chinese Zen) meets, Room 200, Courtenay Elementary School, McPhee Ave., 7–9 p.m. By donation. FMI: chancommunity.ca.

Thursday, Nov. 3 MEDITATION Group: Ch’an (Chinese Zen) meets, Room 200, Courtenay Elementary School, McPhee Ave., 7–9 p.m. By donation. FMI: chancommunity.ca.

Friday, Nov. 4 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Courtenay Airpark walk; meet at Mansfield Drive parking lot, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Kate 250338-9310, Bev 250-871-2027, Maureen 250-871-3337, www.cvnewcomers.net. EVERGREEN Seniors Club At the Movies, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 12:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000. EVERGREEN Seniors Club Friday Night Dance with music by Crosstown Express, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000.

Saturday, Nov. 5 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Black Swan Fiddlers, Native Sons Hall, Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Vickey 250-218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com. COMOX Glacier Wanderers Volkswalk Club 5/10 km walk at Nymph Falls Park, start at parking lot on Forbidden Plateau Road: registration 9:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m. FMI: Shirley 250-339-4145, Bruno 250-338-4316. COMOX United Church UCW Bazaar, 250 Beach Dr., 9:30 a.m.–noon. Home baking, knitting, sewing, whatnots, books, puzzles, etc. C.V. NURSING Centre presents interactive web-based forum for those living w/ pain & their families, 61010th St., 2–5 p.m. Seating limited to 20. FMI: www. painbc.ca/content/new-education-health-care-providersand-people-living-pain. To register: 250-331-8504 ext. 38115. OCEAN Waves Square Dance Club with callers Fran & Roger Archambault & cuers Lorna & Carmen Corbet, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10 p.m. FMI: Cathy/Guy 250-338-7942.


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Cautious optimism BEHRENS

Behrens to speak at WBN meeting The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network invites businesswomen to Get Networking. Get Business. Their next meeting is on Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel. Their guest speaker in November is Matt Behrens, co-owner of Primetek IT Solutions — a business-focused computer and technology service provider in the Comox Valley. Matt’s presentation will focus on ways to use technology in business to make things run more efficiently. He will talk about time-saving solutions and give participants suggestions for tools they didn’t even know they needed. Far from being a dry presentation, Matt’s approachability and humour will make this a fun and informative evening. For more information or to register, visit www. cvwbn.org. The cost for members is $25 and for nonmembers is $40 and includes dinner. The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network is an energetic group of local business and professional women. They meet on the second Thursday of each month (excluding July and August) to network, hear top-calibre speakers and market their businesses. — Comox Valley Women’s Business Network

According to the recent BC Business Outlook Survey, administered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, the majority of B.C.’s CAs rated the current provincial economic climate as either fair or good. This optimism was tempered by uncertainly around the global economy and provincial tax policy in the wake of the HST referendum. “Most CAs in the province recognize that we came through the recession better than many other jurisdictions and for the most part, certain sectors notwithstanding, it’s business as usual,” said Richard Rees, CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. “However, uncertainty in the U.S. and European markets could easily derail us. In addition, how the provincial and federal governments choose to move forward with reinstating the PST/ GST will also impact our economy over the long term.” The top six issues CAs identified as either major or moderate challenges to business success were: uncertainty with regard to the global, Canadian, and provincial economic climates, the ability to raise capital, housing prices, and consumer confidence. The majority of respondents also listed the implementation of a value-added tax system as the most important thing the provincial government can do to improve B.C.’s economy, followed by reducing red tape. When asked to rate

Most CAs … recognize that we came through the recession better than many other jurisdictions and for the most part, certain sectors notwithstanding, it’s business as usual.

❞ Richard Rees

the B.C. government’s management of the economy, four per cent of respondents thought they were doing an excellent job, 46 per cent rated the government’s performance as good, 38 per cent rated it as fair, and 12 per

cent rated it as poor. On the current state of B.C.’s economy, 1.4 per cent of respondents rated B.C.’s economy as excellent, 42.6 per cent as good, 52.9 per cent as fair, and 3.2 per cent as poor. The BC Business Outlook Survey was conducted in August 2011. A total of 519 CAs completed the survey. Those who participated were almost evenly split between industry (42 per cent) and public practice (46 per cent). Half of the respondents worked for companies with more than 50 employees. — Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia

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TOWN OF COMOX

NOTICE OF WAIVER OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING BYLAW The following proposed Bylaws, No. 1696 and 1697 have received Second Reading by Town of Comox Council. In accordance with Section 890(4) of the Local Government Act, Council has waived the requirement for a Public Hearing on these proposed Bylaws. Council will consider Third Reading and Adoption of proposed Bylaws No. 1696 and 1697 at the November 2, 2011 Regular Council Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1801B Beaufort Avenue (top floor of Dusty’s Den). BYLAW No. 1696 In general terms, the purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1696 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 62, 2011) is to amend Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw 1377 by rezoning from R1.1 Single-Family to R3.1 Single-Family/Secondary Suite to permit a single-family dwelling with a secondary suite on Lot 3, Section 87, Comox District, Plan 30460 (shown shaded on the Map 1 below). BYLAW No. 1697 In general terms, the purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1697 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 63, 2011) is to amend Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw 1377 by rezoning from R1.1 Single-Family to R3.1 Single-Family/Secondary Suite to permit a single-family dwelling with a secondary suite on Lot 3, Section 70, Comox District, Plan 27587 (shown shaded on the Map 2 below).

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(Lot 3, Section 87, Comox District, Plan 30460)

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NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT HOURS OF SALE FOR FOOD PRIMARY LICENCE An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, BC, from Mt. Washington Ski Resort Ltd., operating the Day Lodge, Mt. Washington at #1 Strathcona Parkway, Mt. Washington, BC, to change the hours of sale Monday through Saturday from the currently approved hours between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 pm, to 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Residents and owners of businesses located within a .8 kilometre (1/2 mile) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by writing to:

THE GENERAL MANAGER LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO Box 9292 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9J8 PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

To ensure the consideration of your views, your letter must be received on or before November 28th, 2011. Your name(s) and address must be included. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process. Mount Washington Alpine Resort Ltd #1 Strathcona Parkway, Mount Washington, BC, V9J 1L0 250-338-1386

Subject Property 1787 Linden Avenue

(Lot 3, Section 70, Comox District, Plan 27587)

Copies of proposed Bylaws No. 1696 and 1697 along with Zoning Bylaw 1377 and other information relevant to the proposed Bylaws are available for public inspection at the Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excepting Statutory Holidays from the date of the publication of this Notice up to and including November 2, 2011. Persons wishing to request to appear as a delegation may do so by mail to 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9, by fax to 250-339-7110, or by e-mail to council@comox.ca as long as the request: 1. is received before noon on October 27, 2011; 2. is addressed to the Deputy Corporate Administrator; 3. references the bylaw under consideration; and 4. includes the name and address of the person wishing to appear as a delegation. Each such person is solely responsible to ensure that their request is received on time. Persons wishing to make written submissions in advance of the November 2, 2011 Council Meeting may do so by mail to 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9, by fax to 250-339-7110, or by e-mail to council@comox.ca, as long as the submission: 1. is received before 4:00 p.m. on November 2, 2011; 2. is addressed to Mayor and Council; 3. identifies the bylaw under consideration in the subject line of a letter or email; and 4. includes the name and address of the person making the submission. Each such person is solely responsible to ensure that their submission is received on time. The Town will not issue any acknowledgement of receipt of such submissions.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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Candidates in two camps? Comox Valley voters Nov. 19 might have a clearer choice than they’ve had for years. A fault line between “business-friendly” candidates and ones with a “social conscience” seems to be widening three weeks from the ballot box. The Comox Valley Citizen Voice Project Society has been active for more than three years. Noting on its website (www.citizenvoiceproject. ca) that only 31 per cent voted in the Courtenay municipal elections three years ago, the CVPS says it’s “concerned about the state of democracy and the disconnect citizens feel towards the political process.” Fair enough. Almost anything that would get people informed and out to vote would be a good thing. As it says, the CVPS is not a political party, nor an advocate of any particular issue. However, it is clear from the people involved in it and the leading nature of the questions in its Comox Valley Citizens’ Survey that this group will support left-leaning candidates when the time comes. There’s nothing wrong with that; we just need to factor that when assessing its information. We reported last week about Comox Valley Common Sense, which has been quiet — almost covert — until a full-page ad Friday. On its website (www.votecommonsense.ca), Common Sense urges local governments “to provide services efficiently and cost-effectively while pulling in the reins on spending and taxes.” The Common Sense perspective on taxes? Its website includes an Atlas-like stickman straining under the weight of the giant word Taxes he’s holding over his head. While most candidates, and voters, are too complex to pigeonhole into right or left of centre, we can assume Common Sense and whoever is behind it (why the secrecy?) is right-leaning and factor that when considering its information. The next three weeks will be filled with rhetoric and candidate appeals. Be informed and vote wisely. Your choices will be around for three years. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Forty-four per cent of respondents said they believe North Island College is a good location for a new Comox Valley hospital. Next week: Were you upset by the Record’s coverage of a teen suicide? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Kud to Steve Hill and the Kudos other organizers of Pastoral Care Week, which is recognizing the compassion of staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s General Hospital.

If the BCTF loses control of the B.C. College of Teachers, it has nobody to blame but itself for overzealously protecting some of its members.

Our middle class vanishing Dear editor, Where I live there is almost no middle class left. A very meagre home (duplex, patio home, town home, in the least desirable area) costs about $225,000. The soup kitchen is crowded every day. Our local food bank is lined up down the street with people who cannot make enough money to pay their bills and eat, too. Many of these people are working poor; they are not unemployed. They often work for large corporations who pay minimum wage or only slightly better. These same corporations make huge profit margins and are increasing these profits through their hiring policies, not to mention the global effect of their purchasing policies. That’s a whole other conversation. Eighteen per cent of the children in British Columbia live below the poverty line. Our youth cannot stay and raise children here because they cannot afford housing or find jobs. Ten years ago there were some cases of homelessness. Now there are tent communities. I know personally of many skilled, capable people who have aggressively sought employment for more than two years, unsuccessfully. These citizens barely making it, struggling to keep their heads above water, are paying taxes while the richest corporations get tax breaks and rake in huge profits. Many people I know are one to two paycheques away from losing the ability to pay their mortgages and keep a roof over their heads and food on their tables. That includes me! Many more are counting the months that they can make it before they default on mortgages or rent because they have already lost their jobs. I believe that unjust systems are alive and well in Canada, the U.S. and around the globe. A

few (that would be the one per cent) hold way too much power in our communities and government. The majority foot the bill and struggle to do it (that would be the 99 per cent). So I will continue to march and support the Global Occupy Movement, because in kindergarten I learned: • Lesson 1 = Share (don’t be greedy); • Lesson 2 = Be kind (love your fellow man and support their well-being); • Lesson 3 = Don’t fight (when you fight, no one wins); • Lesson 4 = Co-operate (come up with solutions and move forward for the common good); Banking is one relevant example of being greedy and not working toward the common good. On a $225,000.00 mortgage at 5.29 per cent: • The monthly payment is $1,240.04. Ouch! • The first five years of payments equal $74,402.40. • The bank will keep $56,681.59 (revenue). • The next five-year term will start at $207,279.19. On a $207,279.19 mortgage at 5.29: • The monthly payment is $1,239. Ouch! • Five years of payments = $74,399.40. • The bank will keep $51,395.74 (revenue).

• The next five-year term will start at $184,275.53. In 10 years the bank has made $108,077.33. The owner has achieved equity of $40,724.47. Ouch!! Year 13: the first year where the principal exceeds the interest. Year 18: the first time the amount applied to the principal is double the amount of interest. Year 25: the bank will have made $146,929.94 (revenue) on a $225,000 mortgage. That equals 65 per cent of the amount of the loan. The system is broken. It is broken and we need it to be fixed so that food, clothing and shelter are not an optional luxury for community members. It needs to be fixed so that we can all experience a comfortable quality of life. It needs to be fixed so that our children can have affordable housing, education and quality of life. I believe it would be naïve for us to think the problem only exists in other countries. I spend time with disadvantaged members of our community; it is not an Us and Them situation. These are gifted, valuable members of our community. Further, our community is global. They are us! So, I will continue to march. Beverly Campbell, Comox Valley

Other teens tempted, too? Dear editor, I read your newspaper all the time, and I’m usually delighted and proud of what our small community can produce but today I was shocked to see Candice Shields’ face on the front page. Yes, it is a great tragedy that she chose to end her life and my condolences to the family and loved ones. Yes, she should be

remembered. But there are many teens in this community who have now seen this young girl become sensationalized in your newspaper. Many of them are probably thinking, “Hey, she must be in a better place now and look at all the attention she’s getting. She’s famous; maybe I should try it, Leigh Ball, too.” Comox


OPINION

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‘Pay me now or pay me later’ ‘Common sense’ view short-term and myopic Dear editor, gested that spending on sports “BC Mayors on a spending facilities and a homeless shelter binge” – so proclaims Comox Val- are wants, not needs. ley Common Sense (a registered On the other hand, exercise campaign organizer), quoting the is one (the other two are diet Vancouver Sun. and genetics) of the big three Over two decades, the average predictors of good health in the annual expenditure of Canadian population, and expenditures on municipalities, when adjusted facilities that allow more people for inflation, has risen at a rate to exercise have significant of .9 per cent per year. (.9 per downward impact on overall cent is a spending binge?). health care costs. At the same time, revenues Innumerable studies have have only increased by .7 per shown the same with regard to cent, largely as a result of homelessness: Ultimately the reduced inter-governmental tax burden to house people is expenditures (read: downloadless than the tax burden to leave ing to municipalities), though it them wandering the streets. would be well to The obvious note also that in point here is B.C. the percentthat a so-called Anyone who age of municipal “common sense” believes that a simple tax revenues approach to “keep tally of current inflow costs down and from business properties has taxes affordable” (taxes) and outflow been reduced is simply a short(expenditures) can from 32 per cent term and myopic measure the health, to 31 per cent. view that fails (You can be vibrancy, and prosper- to consider how forgiven for won- ity of a community is expenditures now dering why the might reduce lacking in both comgroup that has expenditures mon sense, and in seen its share later. decrease, albeit Anyone who imagination. slightly, is crying believes that a the loudest.) This simple tally of has left the residential property current inflow (taxes) and outowners to take up the shortfall, flow (expenditures) can measure and residences now pay 59 per the health, vibrancy, and proscent of property tax revenue, up perity of a community is lacking from 52 per cent. both in common sense, and in At the same time, business imagination. has more representatives on Shockingly, some who tout municipal councils, both in terms their view as fiscally responof mayors and councillors electsible also appear to be unable to ed, than any other group. crunch the numbers. But truly, Anyway, here’s what Trends in the worst thing about this view Public Finance in Canada has to is its contempt for democracy say on the matter: — contempt for what you, the “From a fiscal perspective, voters, have asked your elected Canadian municipalities appear representatives to undertake. to be healthy. The overall health Contrary to those who would of municipalities, however, has have you believe that the best less to do with balancing their candidates are about “strong budgets (which they are required leadership,” in my view the most to do by law in any event) than credible candidates have the with the adequacy of the services ability to listen more than they being provided and the current speak. state of municipal infrastrucIt is the necessity to see ture.” beyond mere inflow and outflow A report submitted to the that distinguishes the fiscally Union of BC Municipalities, responsible from the mere costtitled Comment on Fiscal Mancutters. And it is the requirement agement in BC’s Municipalities, to govern for all the people, not lists a formidable array of serone part of them, that distinvices that municipalities provide. guishes democracy from other So which would you cut? Some political systems. VivianLea Doubt, Courtenay in this community have sug-

Dear editor, Congratulations to Mayor Stew Young and the people of Langford on a clear demonstration of how local, provincial, and federal branches of government can and should work together to accomplish forward looking undertakings that speak to the need for fiscal responsibility with a social conscience. The City of Langford is getting a $14.1-million Sportsplex for a $4.7-million investment while the City of Courtenay is about to spend $5.4 million to fix up the Lewis Recreation Centre under the auspices that it will be more accessible and that plant upgrades are 20

years overdue. The additional recreation spaces will create a greater demand for staff and patron parking and the transportation artery along Lewis Park will see increased traffic congestion. Solving these issues will cost us much more than what the good people of Langford have obliged themselves to spend. Transparency in local government can only occur when citizens are apprised of as much of upfront costs as possible. Municipalities and all levels of government must consider sustainability particularly in their use of taxpayer dollars. It brings to mind an advertising slogan of some years

back: “You can pay me now or you can pay me later.” We must stop the propensity for some community administrations to adopt a paraphrase of that philosophy: “You can pay me now and you can pay me later.” I applaud Langford on their foresight and responsible use of taxpayer dollars. They have provided their citizens a rare opportunity in these challenging times by doing more with less. Bravo! Bill Bate, Courtenay Editor’s note: Bill Bate is one of three candidates for mayor of Courtenay in the Nov. 19 municipal elections.

Please protect‘delicate ecosystem’ Dear editor, I read with interest a newspaper article in the Times-Colonist about the federal government protecting Georgia Strait from Cordova Bay to southern Gabriola Island and including the Saanich Inlet as a marine conservation area. While I applaud this move, I believe you should protect all of Georgia Strait. I live in Fanny Bay. We, the thousands of people from the Comox Valley, Denman and Hornby islands, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet, are gravely concerned about the proposed Raven and Bear coal mines planned for the heart of our watershed. Our chief concerns include toxins introduced to our drinking water, the destruction of a thriving and sustainable shellfish industry (which employs 600 people and generates $20 million annually), threats to the second most important bird area in British Columbia, highway safety on the route through the venerable Cathedral

Grove on the road to Tofino, and perhaps most importantly, a major contributor (an estimated 240 million tonnes of CO2) to global warming. I implore Environment Minister Peter Kent to include this

area as part of the marine conservation area planned for the Salish Sea. This is a beautiful and delicate ecosystem and is far too precious to be destroyed by shortterm and short-sighted coal mines.

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If you live in Union Bay, then cover your assets Dear editor, Union Bay landowners should protect their services and investments. Since 1996, when the original development of Kensington Properties was vetoed by the regional district board, the area has been slowly deteriorating. The loss of the school operations in 2006 caused many young families to move closer to Courtenay. Some seniors have also moved closer to the services they require. In the 1996 proposal, sewer and water upgrades were to be provided by the developer — very similarly to what has been proposed by the present development. Imagine, Union Bay could already have the major infrastructure situations addressed. Then in 2006, the community had the opportunity of restructuring into a municipality. This would have resulted in the community being granted a $4.5-million investment by the Province for infrastructure

upgrades, which would have again been an opportunity to have a new fire hall and upgraded water services. But a campaign of naysayers resulted in another lost opportunity. Union Bay has been faced with many political groups or individuals who have migrated to the area and then wanted to shut the door behind them. Unfortunately, the lack of growth and development is jeopardizing the funding to address the infrastructure requirements necessary for providing updated fire protection and water services to the residents of Union Bay. As far back as 1983, the triangle property on McLeod Road above the tracks was purchased for the development of a new fire hall. At the time the design and construction of the hall was estimated to be $180,000. It is 28 years later and we are still without a new fire hall. In 2008, Work Safe

Union Bay has been faced with many political groups or individuals who have migrated to the area and then wanted to shut the door behind them.

BC provided detailed requirements for meeting the safety regulations to upgrade and continue to operate the existing fire hall. In addition to the costly repairs, it was noted that the existing fire hall is not seismically sound and the walls are constructed of lacquered wood with no fire barriers. Many Union Bay landowners have been led to believe that the Kensington Island Properties development will provide a new fire hall. This is certainly not the case! Through their master development agreement with the regional district, KIP has agreed to provide up to three acres of suitable property on which to build a new fire hall; but there is no proposal for the developer to build the

facility. This will be up to the taxpayers. The former school property at 5539 S. Island Highway was purchased in 2007 using fire department reserve funds as a

down payment with the anticipation of constructing the fire hall on that property. A proposed budget of $2 million (this included the existing mortgage of $500,000) was proposed in 2009 for the construction and upgrading of equipment to address the outstanding requirements of Work Safe BC. Once again, this was turned down as being too expensive

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Infrastructure work creates jobs Dear editor, I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Andrew Clark’s letter entitled Get Informed (Record, Oct 26). It is quite true that we are advocating a North Island Connector. However, what Mr. Clark fails to mention is that such a route is a provincial government responsibility. Our local politicians are free to advocate for

such a development or not, in the same way that they may or may not have advocated for a regional hospital. There would be many questions to resolve around the “social issues” of any such new construction. Social and environmental issues are always part of the process. Roads, water supply, protection — these are amongst the core ser-

vices we require of our governments. Funding comes from a number of sources including provincial and federal monies. Infrastructure projects help create jobs. Jobs help keep our children at home in the Valley instead of having to leave in search of employment. Infrastructure projects also address the core requirements for a

growing vibrant community. And, Mr. Clarke, we thank you for visiting our website (www.votecommonsense.ca) and researching the information posted there. Good debate is healthy and we encourage yours and other’s points of view. John Davis Editor’s note: John Davis is a spokesperson for Comox Valley Common Sense.

How many councillors do we need? Dear editor, It is with great interest I have been reading the thoughts of other letter writers and the comments of

the declared candidates in the November election. Almost all of them harp on how our taxes must be kept down

and how the councils must be more fiscally accountable, etc. I have not seen or heard from any of them actually justify-

Don’t heed elitist NIMBYs Dear editor, On June 22, I asked Comox council to look into amending the current bylaw that requires all dogs to be on a leash at all times in every park in town. I suggested an offleash park or parks. As of Oct. 22, nothing has been done.

This seems like a simple matter of fairness to all the Comox residents who own or love to play with dogs, who also pay taxes and buy dog licences and support several commercial businesses and several veterinary practices. I would like to

Homeless need aid Dear editor, Now that we have seen way more money go the way of all the other dollars into that great bottomless pit called ‘consulting,’ when are we going to see a vacant commercial building rented and converted to a temporary shelter for this winter? How many more deaths will it take from hypothermia aggravated by com-

plications from living under bridges, in doorways, under abandoned buildings and in tents before something is done about this problem that our great system created when so much of the gravy and then the main course was siphoned off the top and middle of our social structures? Occupy this. Grant Gordon, Area C

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ing themselves. The City of Vancouver has a population of 600,000 and is governed by one mayor and 10 councillors. The City of Surrey has a population of 475,000 and has one mayor and eight councillors. The Comox Valley with a population of 65,000 from Denman Island to Black Creek approximately has three mayors and 18 councillors. I think the first step in fiscal management is to look at how we are governed. Darryl Turner, Courtenay

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Wil,Avery will both walk Wave stage on same night Dynamic double bill goes Nov. 4 in musicloving Cumberland Music lovers will be treated to a doubleheader Nov. 4 at the Waverley Hotel. Wil and C.R. Avery return to the Comox Valley to perform in Cumberland. Our very own Kevin Haughton will accompany Wil on the drums. Wil was born to parents who were both musically proficient. On Friday nights he would sit and listen while his parents played and sung along to the old crooners and guitar legends such as Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins and Hank Williams. Wil spent the winter of 2009 at home on Vancouver Island writing the songs for the 2010 release In This Together. Wil admits, “I love writing about the darker things in life — songs about baskets of kittens don’t interest me,” he says. “Life is about hardship and beauty all at once and I like to explore these topics in my songs.” After touring the album, Wil went home and spent the fall and winter writing songs for a new album as well as honing his talent for creating music for film. The result comes by way of a new album titled Heart of Mine as well as landing a host of commercial work in both Canada and the USA. Wil is and will remain the consummate touring musician, developing his expansive rootsrock sound and world-weary lyricism while building a dedicated following for his famously intense live shows. Heart of Mine contains nine tracks written entirely by Wil then recorded/produced in a small Victoria studio with the help of his drummer, producer/engineer Jason Cook. Those who have heard it feel it is his best work to date, honest and raw. If one were to label it, roots/ rock or indie roots; this is a studio album yet it manages to defiantly capture the energy of Wil’s famous live performances. Wil has always preferred to play live either solo or with “just a drummer.” He says that freedom

WIL (AT LEFT) will have Comox Valley drummer Kevin Haughton in his band Nov. 4 at the Waverley Hotel. C.R. Avery (right) is also on the bill. allows him to immerse himself onstage utterly and completely. One such performance was written up by the Calgary Sun as having so much “power and soul it could stop your heart.” Whether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or the lucky few who made it inside the packed past capacity speakeasy, C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres — blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock and roll. He is a one-man band, but one for this generation; with the rare ability to sing poetic verse while

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beatboxing simultaneously while pounding the piano and adding harmonica like a plot twist. A multi-talented front man for his Legal Tender String Quartet; a crazed lead singer/harp player for his rock and roll band The Special Interest Group; a lyrical dynamo and the musical backbone of the spoken word trio Tons of Fun University. Whether playing in front of thousands on the folk festival circuit or in a small cafe in Berlin or Edinburgh, C.R. Avery is a unique and electrifying performer. He simultaneously beatboxes, sings, plays harmonica and a Her-

bie Hancock ‘80s-style red rocket keytar. Having drawn from a well of influences, C.R. is to hip-hop what Jimmy Reed was to Chicago blues; a one man travelling troubadour — but he is one for these modern times. C.R.’s lyrical skills and vocal delivery have brought him to the forefront of the international spoken word scene. He is a past winner of the CBC national Poetry Face-Off. Scratchy, smoky, beaten by years of cigarettes and off-mike shouting in cabarets all over the world, C.R. Avery’s voice is instantly identifiable. C.R’s lyrics come from his slam poetry pieces, honed by

the merciless, sudden death, onevictor-and-all- others-cast-aside competitive nature of the slam world. As such, having been performed in front of an audience that demands both intellectual clarity and visceral honesty, competing against the very best work of the very best poets, his pieces are crafted to a necessary perfection. Tickets cost $12 in advance at Bop City, the Waverley or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. — Cumberland Village Works

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JOEL STEPHANSON, KERI Smith and Stacey Hughes will perform in the fifth Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular on Dec. 13 and 14 at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay.

Yellowpoint returning The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular heads into its fifth year of production. In December 2007, producer, creator and director Katy BowenRoberts (aka Katy Mayert), opened the first professional Christmas show at the Cedar Community Hall near Nanaimo. This December, she will bring another brand new professional show to the community and will be showcasing many talented musicians and performers from across the country. This is an event that embraces local communities and shouldn’t be missed and has for many people, become a Christmas tradition. Sixty dancers and singers were auditioned in Vancouver in June; Nanaimo’s own violinist and composer, James Mark has finished arranging the music for the show; Shawna Parry, currently performing with the Vancouver Opera in West Side Story, is busy designing her choreography. This year’s singing and dancing extravaganza will include a Buddy Holly and friends tribute, Michael Jackson hits, Dirty Dancing and Flashdance hits, wartime tunes including Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again, medleys from Bizet’s Carmen

and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker as well as many more classical hits and Christmas favourites. The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular is quickly becoming a tradition for audiences across Vancouver Island. Seventeen performances are slated from Dec. 7 to 18 including two performances at the Old Church The-

atre in Courtenay (Dec. 13 and 14) and 15 performances at the Cedar Community Hall. Most shows were sold out well in advance last year. Call the Port Box office at 250-754-8550, visit www.porttheatre. com or stop by Long and McQuade Music at 1170 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay for tickets. — Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular

You’re welcome at the Denman Community Hall on Nov. 11 (yes, 11/11/11) to usher in the Age of Aquarius. To celebrate this glorious moment in time and space we will gather and sing our hearts out with the movie Hair. Some of you may remember this successful, sold-out event when we presented it at the Abbey in 2007. This film came out in 1979, based on the Broadway musical that rocked the nation and shocked audiences with a nude scene. The story is a powerful tribute to the spirit of the late 1960s cultural revolution including music, race, class and war. Audience members are encouraged to dress up in your finest hippy duds and sing along for a total interactive experience. Augmenting the action on the screen will be dancers (Methuselah Dancers, Laurie Montemurro, Cathy Stoyko and friends), Hula Hoopla hula hoopers, Hari Krishnas and the Age of Aquarius choir. The lyrics will appear on the big screen, enabling all to join in. This is a family event (alcohol-free) and a fundraiser for the Denman Island Memorial Society (DIMS) who are working very hard to establish a green cemetery on the island. Progress is being made but there are many hoops to jump. What a fun way

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DENMAN COMMUNITY HALL to support this group. Tickets are $15 in advance, $5 for children (under five free) and, $20 at the door. Tickets are on sale at Bop City Records in Courtenay and at the D.I. General Store. Admission by donation after 10 p.m. Keeping in mind that this is a fundraiser and people are welcome to donate more, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m., the movie to commence at 8. Refreshments will be available before and after the film showing. The singa-long movie is timed for off-islanders to connect with ferries and, the hall is within walking distance to the ferry. After the movie portion of the evening. Lasqueti DJ The Beat Farmer will take us on a musical journey and

have us movinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and groovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; into the Age of Aquarius! At 11:11 Taiya Curle will share an intentional dance and lead a prayer circle to mark our entry into a new cycle. Together we will offer our intentions and awaken to

the truth of love, peace and hope, then carry on dancing into the night. We hope to see the Denman Island Community Hall packed that night with psychedelic tie dyes, flower children and love. For more information, contact LeeAndra at 250-335-1802, or Cathy Stoyko at 250218-0704.

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Hear Buddy Holly at Sid Williams? That’ll be the day Peggy Sue, That’ll Be the Day, Oh Boy — the list of hit songs penned by Buddy Holly goes on and on. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story highlights the pure talent and the incredible passion in his songs. This high-energy musical is showing at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay on Nov. 19. Born in Lubbock, Texas, on Sept. 7, 1936, Charles Hardin Holley, known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. He was initially influenced by bluegrass music but when Holly saw Elvis Presley sing in Lubbock in 1955, he began to incorporate his rockabilly style in his music. Holly’s Sunday broadcasts at a local radio station made him a top local act and later, when he became an opening act for Elvis himself, he caught the eye of a Nashville talent scout. Holly’s transition to rock continued when he later formed his own band called the Crickets. Holly set the template for the standard rock and roll band: two guitars, bass, and drums. Not only did he start his own label called Prism, he was also one of the first in this genre to write, produce, and perform his own songs. Holly managed to bridge the racial divide that marked music in America. Along with Elvis and others, Holly made rock and roll, with its roots in rockabilly country music and blues-inspired rhythm and blues music, much more popular among a broad white audience. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death,

ing quickly, burning brightly and gone too soon. The Buddy Holly Story is a brief snippet in time between January 1956 when Buddy was a young singer trying to find his way in a dominant country music scene and his untimely death in an airplane crash on Feb. 2, 1959. This musical enjoyed a 13-year run after its original 1989 opening in London’s West End. It’s been viewed by more than 20 million people in over 17,000 performances worldwide. Sixty-one shows have been sold out around the province due to rave reviews. Vibrant and celebratory, it’s high on the list of must-sees for anyone who loves to rock and roll, and promises to thrill audiences long after they dance out of the theatre. The Buddy Holly Story (sponsored by The Lounge 99.9FM) will be presented Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sid Williams. Tickets are: regular $55, members $50 and students $30. Doors open at 6:30. For tickets, call 250338-2430 or buy online at www.sidwilliamsthe-

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Big Time Out favourites the Boom Booms return to Cumberland on Nov. 5 before they leave on their next tour to Brazil. The Boom Booms are a six-piece Latinsoul-funk-rock-reggae band, forged from friendships born on the school yards, soccer fields, cafe patios and eventually bars of East Vancouver. They make music that makes people want to dance — or “get up and love somebody,” as lead singer and guitarist Aaron Nazrul calls it. Whether breaking into song and dance on the streets of Paris, storming stages with Congolese musicians in Brussels, playing to thousands at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or serenading abuelitas in South America, the charming sextet is able to reach across cultural barriers and connect with people of all stripes, on levels equally rhythmic and emotional. The video for their 2007 feel-good party anthem When the Night made it to No. 6 on the Much More Music countdown in 2008, and was optioned for a recent episode of 90210. Delivered, a surreal banjo ballad that conjures up images of a jungle river baptism, earned them the award for Best Roots Song at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards,

which are judged by the world’s largest independent music organization. The talented lineup is: Aaron Ross on vocals and Latin-friendly nylon guitar, Geordie Hart on standup, sitdown and strapon bass, Sean

friends who formed their first band in fifth grade. They discovered their mutual passion for Latin music and culture during a musical odyssey they embarked upon through Cuba and Mexico as 20-yearolds — so much so that

Delivered, a surreal banjo ballad that conjures up images of a jungle river baptism, earned them the award for Best Roots Song at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards, which are judged by the world’s largest independent music organization.

Ross on vocals and ukulele/cavacino, Tom Van Deursen on black, sexy electric guitar, Theo Vincent on ragin’ percussion and drumkit, and Richard Brinkman on drums. Founding members Aaron Ross and Geordie Hart are lifelong

tures some of Canada’s top jazz and classical musicians in a chamber ensemble reminiscent of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale, and the music takes influence from classical music, Balkan music, jazz and folk music to weave its own tale. The ensemble includes Downing on double bass, Aleksander Gajic on violin,

David Occhipinti on guitar, Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, William Carn on trombone and Peter Lutek on bassoon. This amazing performance will take place in the Denman Community Hall on Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 and admission is $10. You can watch a film clip at www. andrewdowning.com.

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Toronto-based Juno Award-winning composer and bandleader Andrew Downing will arrive on Denman Island Nov. 5 with his unique chamber ensemble for a presentation of the groundbreaking 1919 German silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The film is a macabre, surreal foray into the mind of a somnambulist and his master through the little German town of Holstenwall on the day of their town fair. The theatrical sets, fantastical costumes and riveting plot take you on a trip through time and space that you won’t soon forget. The sometimeshaunting, comical and surprising music pairs with the film seamlessly, and the spontaneous nature of the ensemble’s sound will let you experience the film in a new and exciting way. The ensemble fea-

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Trio doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t brood, but they do travel through time The members of Elliott Brood have always been time travellers. The Toronto trio writes songs steeped in history that feel very present. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done their share of actual travelling, too, these musical troubadours, acoustic guitars and banjos slung over their sharp suits as they barnstormed across Canada and beyond. For the new album Days Into Years it was centuryold stories encountered an ocean away that brought them closest to home. On the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first European tour back in 2007 they found themselves driving through the backroads of France. Vocalist Mark Sasso, guitarist Casey Laforet and drummer Stephen Pitkin, all enthusiasts of military history, raised on the harrowing stories of Canadians in the First World War, were simply looking to avoid the toll highways. Then they came upon a sign for a WWI military cemetery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been driving through Belgium and France, always passing by these historical war places and we decided to pull over and take this one in,â&#x20AC;? recalls Mark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We saw all these Canadian names, and it really resonated with us, these young guys that had gone off to war. I knew all about it from reading books, but when you actually visit a place where the battles were, it hits you a lot harder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We need to write a record about it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Days Into Years is Elliott Broodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third full-length recording, the follow-up to 2008s Polaris Prize shortlisted Mountain Meadows. Like its predecessors, including the 2004 debut EP Tin Type and 2006s Juno-nominated Ambassador, it mines real history to connect songs that are deeply personal in a cinematic, narrative way. Unfolding like a series of movie scenes, it looks to the future by starting with the past. The opening track Lindsay invites you into the process of revisiting oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life while cleaning out an old family home. If I Get Old daydreams of making it through difficult times, be they in the trenches or a sickbed, and finding a nice place in the country to live out oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final moments. Days Into Years

North America, Europe and Australia and scoring the 2010 film Grown-Up Movie Star (for which they earned a Gemini nomination for Best Original Song), the band now also has a global presence. With Days Into Years they will bring their music, and of one of the greatest Canadian stories, to the world. Elliott Brood are Casey Laforet (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass pedals, bass gui-

tar, mandolin, banjo, lap steel,vocals) Mark Sasso (banjo, guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Stephen Pitkin (percussion, drums, piano, vocals). For more information, visit www.elliottbrood.ca. Tickets ($15 advance and $20 at the door) at Bop City Records, the Waverley or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cumberland Village Works

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Dubois singing for charity Her cause helps cancerstricken families

and is pleased to have the opportunity to give back through this and other fundraising efforts. She generously donates $3 from every CD sale to the Chantal Dubois Memorial Fund, which then works in conjunction with the BCCCPA. Joining Dubois on Nov. 1 will be two members from her band: guitarist Mark Wing and bassist Maurice Gaudreault. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with a short opening set by 1st Tuesday hosts Judy and Bruce Wing. Food donations are also appreciated as admission in support of the Comox Valley Food Bank Society. In the past three years, the 1st Tuesday event’s feature artists and their generous audiences have raised thousands of dollars for charities. More information about this month’s guest is available at www.shellydubois.com. — 1st Tuesday Fundraisers

BC Country Music Award nominee Shelly Dubois will perform at the Mex Pub as the featured guest of the 1st Tuesday Fundraisers on Nov. 1. Proceeds from the admission of a cash donation will go to her chosen charity, the British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parents Association (BCCCPA). Providing families with financial aid is a major part of the BCCCPA’s work. The BCCCPA works with BC Children’s Hospital, as well as Surrey Memorial and Victoria General’s Pediatric A PERFORMANCE BY Shelly Dubois on Nov. 1 Oncology Departments, at the Mex Pub will raise money for charity to help families in need and some food for the Comox Valley Food through the Fam- Bank. ily Financial Aid Program. ing crowd pleasing ease. Dubois is a singer/ shows in the Peace Having lost a child songwriter born and River region and at to cancer, Dubois is raised in Peace River, the Calgary Stampede, especially empathetic Alta., but who now as well as the Merritt to the needs of famimakes her Mountain lies during such a time home on u s i c It starts with M Vancouver Fest and Michael Clayton PG / Coarse Language and Violence. Island. a song. The songs S u n f e s t Shows Daily at 6:50 & 9:20. presents “ I t that can take your C o u n t r y Mats Sat & Sun at 12:50 & 3:20. Features Showing Oct. 28th - Nov. 3rd starts with M u s i c a song. breath away or Festival. www.landmarkcinemas.com The songs leave you with a A natuPuss In Boots 3D Pass restricted until November 11th that can ral entertear in your eye. G: Violence : Nightly 7:15 & 9:15; Wkn Mats: 1:15 & 3:20 take your t a i n e r, Johnny English Reborn Pass restricted until Nov 4th b r e a t h Add this to a Dubois PG: Violence, coarse language, rude humor away or beautiful, clear, w a s Nightly 7:05 & 9:20; Wkn Mats: 1:05 & 3:25 leave you recently natural voice as with a nominated In Time Pass restricted until Nov 11th PG: Violence and coarse language tear in strong as anyby the BC Nightly 6:45 & 9:30; Wkn Mats: 1:05 & 3:25 your eye. Country Add this body coming out M u s i c The Three Musketeers #D to a beau- of Nashville these A w a r d s PG: Violence. Nightly 6:55 & 9:25; Wkn Mats: 2:00 & 4:15 tiful, clear, days. in three Don Gionvanni Met Opera natural categories: Robert McCourty F e m a l e Saturday, October 29th - 10:00 am (doors open at 9:30) voice as Children & Seniors $8.75; Adult & Youth $9.75; PLUS $3.50 for 3D, strong as Vo c a l i s t , does not include special performances anybody coming out of Horizon Award, and Box Office Hours: Every evening from 6:00-9:45, Sat- Sun: 12:15 -3:45; Mon, Oct 10 1:15 - 3:30 Nashville these days,” Traditional Country says Robert McCourty, Award. artistic director of the Her debut CD, I’m Island Folk Festival. Not Looking Back, is Well-loved for her a collection of wellexceptional stage written stories, made Email your event with date, location, time and a skills, Dubois has been believable through her contact phone number to performing with her powerful vocals that band across Alberta visit classic country copy@comoxvalleyrecord.com and B.C. during the stylings and country past few months, giv- rock with the same

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Nineteen paintings admired THE NORTH ISLAND College Foundation unveiled 19 original oil paintings Saturday night that were donated to NIC by renowned marine artist Peter Robinson. Art lovers and college supporters examined Robinson’s series depicting the history of the Royal Navy in British Columbia. The paintings were unveiled during a cocktail reception at North Island College’s Trades Training Centre, located at the Comox Valley Campus in Courtenay. PHOTOS BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

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SONGBIRDS SINGING Keisja Cox, the 13-year-old performer from the Comox Valley who has written and recorded WITS (Walk away, Ignore It, Talk It Out, Seek Help) — a powerful and empathetic song that endorses the anti-bullying program — performs this Saturday night in Courtenay. Cox will be joined by three other Valley songbirds, Joey Clarkson, Sue Medley and Susie McGregor, for a round circle concert at the Westerly Hotel. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.

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Pogue’s work displayed The Corre Alice Gallery in Cumberland invites you to the opening reception of Ron Pogue photographs Nov. 4 from 7 until 11 p.m. Attendance is free of charge, and everyone is welcome. Complimentary refreshments will be provided by Global Girls Gourmet, with aural ambiance courtesy of Miss Christina. The exhibit will run for the month of November. This selection of photographs deals with vacant spaces, abandoned areas on the brink of change or the edge of society, and the ways in which we show the division between these places, and each other. They are metaphorical stories of the ways in which we’ve lost our way, told from the empty corners of the Valley we call home. Presented in large format black and white photographic prints on canvas, the images are visual narrative of the search for personal freedom and understanding of our place in the order of the world, and symbols of the impending change on the horizon. Pogue has practised the art of photography since childhood

and holds a bachelors degree in photography from Emily Carr University. He is looking for new avenues of exposure for his personal and professional work, and continually contributing to many local projects and causes, as well as expanding

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AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL jam night every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Comedy night on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 9 p.m. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-331-0334. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits change every six weeks. Alberta in a Box: WIDE OPEN, an exhibit of ceramics by the Alberta Potters Association, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5. FMI: 250-338-6211, www.comoxvalleyartgallery. com or Facebook fan page called Comox Valley Art Gallery. CORRE ALICE GALLERY presents photography by Ron Pogue in November. Opening reception Nov. 4 from 7 until 11 p.m. Gallery at 2781 Dunsmuir Ave. in Cumberland. ELKS HALL in Courtenay offers open mic Wednesdays, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-334-2512. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox host to Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. MUIR ART GALLERY open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CVCAC members’ show based on Day of the Dead theme Oct. 14 to Nov. 15. Opening Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Muir Gallery is located at 440 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay and gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: www.comoxvalleyarts.org. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY in Comox open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Roberta Zander and Jim McEvoy Show and Sale Oct. 25 to Nov 6. Brushworks Art Show and Sale from Nov. 8 to 28. Opening reception Nov. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. FMI: www.pearlellisgallery.com. POTTERS PLACE in Courtenay open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cori Sandler featured potter in September. FMI: www. thepottersplace.ca or 250334-4613. WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends runs every Thursday, no cover. Visit www.waverleyhotel.ca. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ, bassist Tim Croft plays duets with different musicians in various genres Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anderson Jazz Syndicate performs on the last Friday of each month. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28 ANDERSON JAZZ SYNDICATE performs at the Zocalo Café in downtown Courtenay. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 HOWIE MILLER makes people laugh, Sid Williams Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets $30 at Sid Williams box office, 250-338-2430 or www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. METROPOLITAN OPERA presents Don Giovanni, 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30. Tickets go on sale Oct. 25. FMI: 250-338-3742. XLR8 is bringing its Rock n Roll extravaganza to Flying Canoe West Coast Pub’s Halloween Monster Mash. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there is no cover. HALLOWEEN WITH THE JILLI MARTINI BAND at Joe’s Garage. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.joeson5th.ca for more. KEISJA COX with special guests Sue Medley, Susie McGregor and Joey Clarkson at the Westerly Hotel

Ballroom. Doors at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Sunday, Oct. 30 HAROLD FORD AND THE CASH BAND present a Johnny Cash tribute, Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. FMI or tickets: 250-338-2430 or www.sidwilliamstheatre. com.

Tuesday, Nov. 1 SHELLY DUBOIS is the guest performer at the 1st Tuesday Fundraiser at The Mex Pub. Admission is a cash donation to the British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parents Association. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with a short opening set by 1st Tuesday hosts Judy and Bruce Wing.

Thursday, Nov. 3 KIM BANNERMAN reads from her new novel, Bucket of Blood, at the Courtenay Library, 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the library at 300 Sixth St., call 250-3343369 or visit www.virl.bc.ca. Free admission.

Friday, Nov. 4 WIL and C.R. AVERY at Waverley Hotel, 9:30 p.m. Admission Tickets $12 at Bop City, the Waverley or by phoning 250-336-8322.

Saturday, Nov. 5 ANDREW DOWNING is bringing his unique chamber ensemble to the Denman Community Hall for a presentation of the silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $10 MARC ROSS performs live at Joe’s Garage. Kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m.; show at 8:30 p.m. $10 advance tickets at Bop City Records. www. joeson5th.ca. THE BOOM BOOMS play the Waverley. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets ($12 advance, $15 at the door) are available at Bop City, the Waverley or by phoning 250-336-8322

Sunday, Nov. 6 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents Toronto International Film Festival movie Cast of Forgotten Dreams at Rialto Cinema, 5 p.m. Tickets at CVAG gift shop. FMI: 250338-6211.

Monday, Nov. 7 ELLIOTT BROOD at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City Records, the Waverley or by phoning 250-336-8322.

Thursday, Nov. 10 WENDELL FERGUSON at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/ news/musicfest-concerts.

Friday, Nov. 11 AGE OF AQUARIUS celebrated at Denman Community Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., movie at 8. Tickets at Bop City Records in Courtenay and Denman Island General Store. Saturday, Nov. 12 SEATTLE OPERA YOUNG ARTISTS perform opera Werther by Jules Massenet, Sid Williams Theatre. For tickets, call 250-338-2430 or buy online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.

Thursday, Nov. 17 BETTYSOO and DOUG COX at Cumberland Hotel. FMI: www.islandmusicfest.com/ news/musicfest-concerts.

Friday, Nov. 18 ALEX VISSIA at Joe’s Garage. Kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at Bop City Records. www. joeson5th.ca.


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Haunted prison provides proper Halloween chill Tour features succession of grisly scenes and shocks

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PHILADELPHIA – The green-faced ghoul raised a hand to stop the conga line of jittery visitors, and raised his voice above a background of howls, screams and gloomy organ music. “How many in your party?” he asked in a sepulchral tone. “Eight,” volunteered a woman at the head of the line nervously. The ghoul leaned closer and gave her an eerie smile. “Not for long,” he said. Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary is Gothic enough in the daylight, the gloomy battlements and towers of its entrance and the peeling interiors of its solid stone original wings chilling even a sunny afternoon. Opened in 1829, the prison, with its huband-spoke design, was the original of hundreds of others around the world, and its philosophy was one of seeing imprisonment as providing an opportunity for monastic, solitary contemplation of wrongs done, putting the penitent in “penitentiary.” Economics, and the competing idea that prisons were places of punishment rather than reflection, eventually put multiple prisoners in the same cell. The green spaces between spokes were gradually filled with extra wings, turning the original neat design into a messy octopuslike labyrinth before it finally closed in 1971. Tours along the dilapidated corridors, into cells and up along the crumbling catwalks of this now partly restored maze are taken at your own speed, using an audio guide narrated perfectly by Hollywood’s creep-role specialist, Steve Buscemi. But for 29 nights around Halloween, even Buscemi’s creepiest creations might have second thoughts about venturing into areas as yet unrestored, as some of these are turned into one of America’s largest and most successful haunted houses. The setting itself is the perfect backdrop for an evening of thrills,

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PHILADELPHIA’S DECAYING EASTERN State Penitentiary is creepy enough in daylight. Imagine walking down this corridor at Halloween, when it’s pitch black and you have only a tiny flashlight. PHOTO BY PETER NEVILLE-HADLEY/MERIDIAN WRITERS’ GROUP which include feeling like a soon-to-be-killed minor character in a low-budget zombie movie, crossed with playing some dungeonbased shoot-’em-up computer game, but for real—and unarmed. Once inside, the journey seems endless, encountering tableaux such as medical experiments with screaming, half-dead patients. Zombies appear from nowhere, and having frightened you out of your skin, disappear just as quickly. One section is navigated wearing 3-D glasses that convince you you’re wading through something viscous on which it’s best not to speculate further, another is accomplished timidly, through the pitch dark, with only the tiniest flashlight. There are collapsing walls, sudden blasts of air and an endless—yet endlessly inventive—succession of grisly scenes and sudden shocks. Even outside the main gate those lining up for entrance are harassed by ghoulish characters with shredded clothing and slashed faces. Taken entirely by surprise by a lunging hunchback one woman jumps and shrieks, “I’m not ready yet!” Standing nearby, the show’s director,

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There were definitely some great moments of athleticism and ❝ teamwork on the track, and when the last whistle blew we were surrounded by a crush of grinning women, shaking our hands, throwing their sweaty arms around us to say thank you.

Plenty of rockin’ and rollin’ at scrimmage Karen McKinnon Special to the Record

Derby women from all over Vancouver Island and Powell River descended on Cumberland Oct. 16 for the first Brick House Betties open scrimmage. Team members from Victoria’s Belles of the Brawl, West Coast Style, Margarita Villians, Nanaimo’s Harbour City Rollers and Nanaimo Nemesis, Comox Valley’s Rink Minx, Powell River’s Pow Town and Cumberland’s Brick House Betties were all represented. A scrimmage brings skaters together from different teams with a range of skating abilities to form two teams. This allows an opportunity to learn from each other, put previously learned skills and strategies to the test, as well as build camaraderie and relationships among teams. Thus it is quite different from a bout, which is a competitive game between two teams. This was the first in a series of scrimmages planned by the Brickhouse Betties, along with derby referee Booker Bennett (Book’er) and head nonskating official (NSO) Katie Sharp (Plenty O’fficial). When the call to join a Vancouver Island scrimmage was sent out the response was overwhelming. “There were 40 spots, and half were filled in the first week,” said Sharp. “The event was a huge success. The Cumberland Recreation Institute was buzzing with excitement and positivity,” added

THERE WAS PLENTY of action at the CRI during the Brick House Betties open scrimmage. Brickhouse Betties representative Twyla MacDonald (Ruby Whipper). “We had two goals: to have fun, and to kick the level of Island derby up a notch or two. There were definitely some great moments of athleticism and

teamwork on the track, and when the last whistle blew we were surrounded by a crush of grinning women, shaking our hands, throwing their sweaty arms around us to say thank you. Immediately we were asked when the next one was, and

the planning got underway over beers at the Waverley,” said Sharp. One benefit of these scrimmages is they allow officials to train. Bouts and scrimmages require up to seven referees whose primary job is to maintain

the safety of the skaters through issuing penalties, and 12 to 14 non-skating officials who are responsible for documenting points and penalties, running the penalty box and timing the game. The Brickhouse Betties

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Velox powers past Kickers for win Going into their Van- after drive from penalcouver Island Senior ties and free kicks. Not Women rugby game on liking the pressure, Saturday, the Comox the visitors gave away Valley Kickers knew many infringements at they were in for a battle the rucks and mauls, against the strongest which played to the women’s team on the Kickers’ strengths. Island, if not in British The highlight of Columbia. Their plan the second half was was to keep the ball the defensive line taktight and keep in their ing shape quicker and forward moving up pack. as a line. W i t h These girls Lineouts, s e v e r a l had heart today. although new playfew, were ers start- They played well even. The ing for together and kept Kickers, the Kicknormally ers, Velox their heads held a good p o u n c e d high. We knew scrumon the what we were in maging ball and t e a m , a t t a c k e d for going into this struggled i m m e d i - game, we stuck against ately. The Ve l o x ’s K i c k e r s to our game plan v e r y made the and never gave short and a d j u s t - up. very low ment they scrums. Aimee Burley This was needed and from a very then on kept the ball in draining game for the front of the forwards, Kicker players but they with the backs bring- worked tremendously ing the ball back to the hard in the second half forwards in all areas. en route to dropping a The first half was 54-14 decision. played matching 13 “These girls had players aside. Velox heart today. They showed their collective played well together strengths with every and kept their heads counterattack they held high. We knew received by opening what we were in for the game and creating going into this game, much width, stretching we stuck to our game the Kickers’ defence plan and never gave and running in several up,” stated Aimee Burtries to lead 40-0 at the ley. Lindsay Mallette half. and Leanne Morrison In the second half the won Man of the Match Kickers accepted two honours. players from Velox, and Areas to focus on the game became more this week before takcompetitive game. The ing on Nanaimo (Div. Kicker forwards pres- II provincial champisured Velox with drive ons last May) will be

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saves, flashing his glove several times in the process. Steve Axford was finally able to find the back of the net for the Cougars to tie it up at one heading to the final frame. In the third, Brody Coulter put a dagger in the hearts of the Glaicer Kings and their fans, scoring unassisted to give the Cougars their first lead in the game. It was a lead that would hold up, as a final push by the Yetis to end the game was not enough. The two teams will meet again on Remembrance Day in Comox, where the Kings will look for redemption in a game that will be sure to display hockey at its finest. Next up for the Glacier Kings is the rival Campbell River Storm, who come to town this Saturday, Oct. 29 trying to win their first against the Yetis, who took the first two meetings with a combined score of 12-6. Puck drops for that game at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will be available at the Comox Valley Sports Centre door.

Kalan Anglos Special to the Record

When two first place teams match up in a pivotal series to determine league supremacy, it can be expected that exceptional hockey will ensue. In a series that lived up to the hype, that is exactly what came to be between the Comox Valley Glacier Kings and the Victoria Cougars in a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League homeand-away series. After having their seven-game win streak snapped at the hands of the Saanich Braves last week, the Glacier Kings (first place in the North Division) set out to start a new streak against the tenacious Victoria Cougars (first place in the South Division). On Thursday night, the Kings travelled to Victoria for game one of the home and home. Welcoming back rookie Myles Powell to the lineup, who missed the previous game for personal reasons, the Yetis came ready to play a physical matchup. Mitch Ball got the Kings on the board, scoring his fifth of the year before Ryan Hogland answered back for the Cougars. Captain Jackson Garrett tallied before the end of the frame to make it 2-1. In the second, the back-andforth action continued with Hogland (third star) scoring his ninth goal of the year before Powell (first star) made his return presence felt, scoring on a nice pass from Garrett. Trevor Chown ended the period with a goal for the Cougars to tie things up heading into the third. Showing their determination in hostile territory, the Kings scored two early goals in the final frame by Garrett Brandsma and Jed Martin to seal the 5-3 victory. It was a big win for the Glacier Kings, who handed the Cougars their first loss in regulation this season. “We know these are important games” said Kings’ defenceman Desmond Bast, who is looking to return to game action next week after being sidelined with a concussion. “They mean a lot to both teams and it

GLACIER KINGS’ ROOKIE Michael Scobie battles Robert Zadra during Saturday night action at the Sports Centre. PHOTO BY JIM HOCKLEY shows.” At home Saturday night, another regulation win over the Cougars would have put the Kings in first place overall in the VIJHL. In what turned out to be one of the best

games played this year, in front of a packed crowd, the two teams put on a show. Rookie Michael Scobie brought the crowd to their feet with an impressive goal, using his speed to get around the Cougar

defencemen and tuck the puck past Victoria goaltender Evan Roch for the only goal of the opening period. In the second, Kings’ goaltender Cameron Large (first star) came up with several big

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Standings as of Oct. 22 North Division Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA Comox Valley Gl. Kings 13 10 2 0 1 21 65 40 Oceanside Generals 14 5 8 0 1 11 53 72 Campbell River Storm 13 3 10 0 0 6 43 64 South Division Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA Victoria Cougars 14 12 1 0 1 25 65 31 Kerry Park Islanders 14 7 7 0 0 14 53 61 Peninsula Panthers 13 6 6 0 1 13 54 58 Saanich Braves 13 4 6 0 3 11 53 60 Oct. 20 Comox Valley 5 Victoria Cougars 3. Oct. 22 Victoria 2 Comox Valley 1. Oct. 29 Campbell River @ Comox Valley 7:30 p.m. SC#1 Oct. 30 Comox Valley @ Oceanside

Standings as of Oct. 23 Team P W D L Pt Port Alberni 6 5 1 0 15 Legends 5 4 1 0 12 Nanaimo 5 3 1 1 10 Oceanside 5 3 1 1 10 C.R. United 5 3 2 0 9 Outlaws 5 3 2 0 9 Bandits 5 2 3 0 6 Masters 4 2 2 0 6 Kickers 4 1 3 0 3 Wheatys 6 1 5 0 3 Shooters 6 0 6 0 0 Oct. 23 Mainstream Outlaws 1 (Carrie Braithwaite; s/o Angela Janicki) Shooters 0. Nanaimo 5 (Elizabeth Betteridge 2, Nicole Brien, Angela Losch, Deanna Whiteside) Kickers 2 (Cora Kiviniemi, Trish Woods). Oceanside 2 (Natasha Collins, Jacquie Koelewyn) Masters 1 (Alexis Koppa). Wheatys 1 (Jillian Schochter) Legends 6 (Nicole Devonshire 3, Caroline Bernard, Kassie Van Velzen, Marilyn Poliquin). Port Alberni 5 (Ashely Oscienny, Christina Brock, Amber Kurucz, Julie Pletti, Grace Mcinnes) C.R United 0. Oct. 30 Masters vs. Nanaimo 12 p.m. Woodcote, Legends vs. Shooters 2 p.m. Woodcote, Outlaws vs. Kickers 12 p.m. Willow Point, C.R. United vs. Wheatys 2 p.m. Willow Point, Oceanside vs. Bandits 12 p.m. QBCC. Port Alberni bye.

COMOX VALLEY MINOR HOCKEY REP REPORT Last Weekend’s Games

Friday, Oct. 21 Comox Centre Mall Bantam Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Cowichan Valley loss 4-3 Courtenay Mazda Peewee Tier 1 vs. Burnaby Lakers loss 9-1 Courtenay Mazda Peewee Tier 1 vs. Oceanside tie 4-4 Saturday, Oct. 22 Happy’s Midget Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Cowichan Valley loss 3-1 Rideout Construction Midget Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Saanich loss 9-0 Courtenay Mazda Peewee Tier 1 vs. Campbell River loss 4-3 Branch #17 Legion Peewee Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Oceanside win 7-1 Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs vs. Powell River win 9-3 Sunday, Oct. 16 Happy’s Midget Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Powell River loss 4-0 Lube-X Bantam Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Cowichan Valley loss 7-4 Comox Centre Mall Bantam Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Tri-Port loss 8-2 Courtenay Mazda Peewee Tier 1 vs. Nanaimo win 3-2 Branch #17 Legion Peewee Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Victoria Racquet Club loss 5-3 Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs vs. Peninsula win 6-5 Swift Datoo Atom B Chiefs vs. Alberni Valley loss 4-2 This Weekend’s Games Saturday, Oct. 29 Sports Centre #1 Lube-X Fast Oil Change Bantam Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Saanich Braves 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Rideout Construction Midget Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca Grizzlies 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. Glacier Gardens Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 Sports Centre #1 Comox Centre Mall Bantam Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Nanaimo Clippers 1 to 3 p.m. CVMHA House Highlight Games of the Week - Oct. 17-23 Midget Courtenay Motor Sports vs. Elks Club tied Bantam Scotiabank 3 vs. Plateau Plumbing & Heating 3 Atom Dairy Queen 8 vs. North Island Tractor 4 COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MINOR HOCKEY TEAMS

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Standings as of Oct. 23 Div. 3 Men Team P W L D Pt Comox Valley 5 5 0 0 20 Velox 6 4 2 0 16 Cowichan 5 4 1 0 16 Nanaimo 5 3 2 0 12 Port Alberni 3 2 1 1 4 Powell River 5 1 4 0 4 Saanich 5 0 5 0 0 Castaways 4 0 4 2 -8 Oct. 23 Comox Valley Kickers @ Saanich NP Oct. 30 Port Alberni @ Comox Valley 1 p.m. Cumberland Village Park Senior Women Team P W L D Pt Velox 4 4 0 0 16 Nanaimo 4 3 1 0 12 Port Alberni 4 1 3 0 4 Comox Valley 3 0 3 0 0

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10-PIN BOWLING CRYSTAL LANES 50+ Senior Standings as of Oct. 20 Team Tot King Pins 78* Quinsam Auto 72.5 Chargers 70 Hopefuls 70 Class Act 70 Strikers 68 Spare Shooters 65 Happy Wanderers 59.5 Flyers 57 Limeys 55 * First quarter winners Team: High game scr Chargers 685 High game hdcp Quinsam Auto 925 High series scr Chargers 1857 High series hdcp Quinsam Auto 2670 Men’s: High game scr Leonard Marshall 212 High game hdcp Ed Andrew 256 High series scr Leonard Marshall 559 High series hdcp Al Robinson 686 Ladies: High game scr Norma Killin 196 High game hdcp Bette Binnersley 242 High series scr Norma Killin 518 High series hdcp Bette Binnersley 694

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Twenty-five Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks travelled to Nanaimo this past weekend for their first competition of the 2011-2012 season. “Fantastic, outstanding, and wonderful are superlatives that just begin to describe how well the swimmers did,” said head coach Albert Burgund. “I was totally surprised that we had over 98 per cent personal best

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times. Especially given the fact that we had been training rather hard.” Highlights included medal winners Ben Neufeld (6 gold, 2 silver) and Brooke Lamoureux (6 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze). “Any time you can start a season with such success it bodes well for the future,” commented Burgund who is enjoying his second season with the club.

Other podium finishes were garnered by Ethan Ashley (1G,2S,5B), Juliana Bartemucci (2G,1S),Josh Dolman (1G,1S,2B), Julian Gould (1G,2S,2B), Emma Neufeld (3S, 4B), Jordyn Ryan (1B), and Taya Seely (2S, 1B). “Special mention to Rafe Perry who at seven years of age enjoyed his first swim meet and Gabrielle Wolfe who made three AAA qualifying times. Congratulations to

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all the swimmers on a job well done. Many thanks to the parents and sponsors without whose help none of this would be possible,” Burgund said. For full results or information on the Comox Valley Aquatic Club visit www.sharks.bc.ca/ or contact coach Albert at 250871-5927. The second session of Shark School will be starting on Nov. 1.

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The 2011 Perseverance Trail Run goes this Sunday, Oct. 30. This year’s event, cosponsored by Extreme Runners and Equilibrium Lifestyle Management, will feature a 3K cross-country course and 11K mountain run with all proceeds donated to the Cumberland Community Forest Society. The race starts at 11

Perseverance Trail Run goes Sunday a.m. with registration taking place between 9 and 10:15 a.m. at No. 6 Mine Park in Cumberland. “This is a great opportunity to test out your Halloween costume and there will be a prize for the best costume on race day,”

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There are many ways to celebrate Rivers Day. As we watched the events at the hatchery, kayakers were happily floating by on a full river from a planned release at the dam to control the level of Comox Lake. In many other locations anglers were happily

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William J. (Bill) Coward May 23rd 1925 to October 24th 2011 passed away peacefully at Yucalta Lodge in Campbell River, BC. Bill, a loving husband, father and companion, was predeceased by Eleanor, his loving wife of 49 years, his father William and mother Ivy â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gramâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, his son Vernon, daughterin-law Marie,and, his sonin-law Gary Wilson. Bill was a truck-driver by trade in Victoria and Campbell River with stints as an estimator and dispatcher. As well, Bill and Eleanor owned and operated the Driftwood CafĂŠ and Dining Lounge from 1968 to 1979. Bill will be missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him and survived by Kathy (daughterin-law), sons Mike (Diane), Bruce (Kerry), daughters Marcia Wilson, Eleanor Ropponen (Raimo), and Diane (Leigh Bartel), numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, his very special friend Margaret Cole, her daughter Kerry and large extended family in Ontario, his brother Tom (Rosemary), and numerous nieces, nephews and the many friends heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made over the years. Special thanks to Dr. de Bruin, the staff at Yucalta Lodge for their kind care of dad and for walking us through the ďŹ nal days of his journey. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, memorial donations to a charity of your choice are encouraged. There will be a reception honouring Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life on Saturday October 29th between the hours of 1pm and 4pm at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River.

Ernie Sjuberg Ernest Walfred Sjuberg, AKA Gramps, Grampy, Uncle Ernie and Shoey, completed his well-lived life at age 85 on Sunday, Oct. 16, passing peacefully in his sleep. Ernie grew up in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, where his love of the bush was born. He began working in the woods as a young man and settled in the Comox Valley in 1954 with his wife Verna and young family. He was a faller in Gold River for the last 28 years of his working life. After retiring in 1986 he traded working the sidehills of Gold River for hiking the trails of Strathcona Park with Verna, grandchildren and late friend Pete Sanford. In his later years he was often seen exploring Puntledge River trails, the railroad tracks and other parts of town and the Comox Valley. Ernie devoured books and was a regular at the Courtenay Library, and the Laughing Oyster and Second Page bookstores. He had a passion for gladiolus and bred his own varieties, some of which he christened with names of significance to his working life, such as Conuma, Nimpkish and Nesook. Flowers and produce from the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge garden were shared far and wide â&#x20AC;&#x201D; illustrating just one aspect of his generous spirit. Ernie had strong political beliefs and felt everyone deserved the right to a home, a job, education and health care. Despite his frustrations with the current state of the world, he often said he had lived through the best years in history. Ernie is survived by his wife Verna, daughters Linda (Dave), Gail (Michael) and Anne; grandchildren Shannon, Christiane, Nigel, Rylan and Chloe; and great-grandchildren Tristan, Phoebe and Kendra; and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his mother Martha, father Charlie, sister Ethel and daughter Marie. No service by request. Condolences accepted online at Piercyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-Mt. Washington Funeral Home site or Remembering. ca.

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On October 18th, Hanna Krejci passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loving family. She had suffered complications from a stroke, and made the choice to leave the beautiful life she lived in a painless and clear-minded state. Hanna was born in Neusiedl, a small village in the Czech Republic. At sixteen she and her family were forced to leave their possessions and home, and moved to Austria, where she met her husband Wilhelm Krejci. Hanna and Willi immigrated to Canada in 1954 where they embraced their new life, building a successful business and raising four children. Tragically her oldest son, Edi was killed in a car accident in 1988. Her husband Willi died in 2007. In great sadness she leaves behind her brother Herwig in Austria, daughter Silvia (Del), sons Roy (Brigitte) and Eric (Liz). Grandchildren Tammy, Johanna, Stasia (Yosuke), Catrina, and many others who loved their Oma. Hanna loved boating with her family in Desolation Sound, catching salmon which she smoked at home. We all enjoyed skiing with her on Forbidden Plateau. Gardening, knitting and baking were also passions. In recent years, despite health challenges, Hanna continued to garden, enjoy tai Chi, swimming, exercise programs at the Comox dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Esterre Centre, carrying herself with quiet dignity and independence. What she loved most though was caring for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, cooking mouth watering dinners and baking apple strudel. Her ability to listen without judgement and offer quiet wisdom was a gift to all of us. If our family was a garden, Hanna would be the discreet beautiful tree in the middle tying it all together. At her request there will be no formal service and flowers are gratefully declined. In her memory, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Stroke Foundation. For all who wish to attend, an open house commemorative to share memories is planned for November 26th between one and five in the afternoon, phone Silvia at 250 338-1977.

A resident of Cumberland Intermediate Care, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 24th, 2011, aged 88. Predeceased by parents Bill and Margaret Warren; husband John (Jumbo); sons John (Junior) and George (Luke); granddaughter Tanya; brothers Bill, Ivor, Henry and Dave as well as his sisters Madeline and Elsie. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her sons Bill, Ivor and Barb, and Sam and Margaret; daughters Judy and Jim, and Gerry and Marc; grandchildren Teresa (Doug), Sarah (Brent), Ken (Angela), Jamie (Brent), Shannon, Stacey (Sean), Darren, Krista ( Erik), Clayton, Danielle (Dave), Ashley (Ian), Matt, Marcus and Dean; great grandchildren Mickayla, Jordon, Leticia (Jay), Josh, Nick, Brendon, Sloan, Shyanne, Dayman, Keyarha, Brodie Kendra, Levi, Kaidence, Morgan, Ethan and Riley; sisters Norma and Loretta Warren as well as numerous nieces and nephews and sister-in-law. Annie was a truly amazing woman who was cherished by her family and friends. She never missed a community event whether she was working at it or enjoying it. Annie loved to dance and sing and was happiest doing so with her family. Her door was always open to family, her friends and her childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends. Annie will be remembered for her warmth, her generosity, her sunny smile and her blackberry pies. Anne was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, loved a good game of bingo and always enjoyed helping others. She was a gem! A sincere thanks to Dr. Tancon and all the staff at Cumberland Lodge who took such good care of our mother during her six year stay with them. A very special thanks for the extra care taken during the last week and for all they did for the family during that time. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday November 5th at the Cumberland Cultural Centre.

THOMSON Robert (Bert) Thomas Passed away peacefully at Comox Valley Seniors Village, Courtenay on Wednesday October 12, 2011 at the age of 85. Bert was born on August 17, 1926 in Matsqui, BC and moved to Nicomen Island with his parents Tom and Rosa shortly thereafter. He spent many of his early years working on his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm and then together with wife Lois on their own dairy farm on Nicomen Island. He left to take on milk testing career with the DHIA, first to Royston in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and then to Ladner in 1966 while servicing Delta/Richmond. He then moved on to a long term janitorial role with the Delta School District. He retired from the school district and took full time employment looking after his yard and garden helping to keep family and friends supplied with fruit and vegetables. Pre-deceased by his wife, Lois , daughter, Vickie brother, Kenneth and sisters, Vernice, Dorothy and Agnes. Survived by son Bill (Penny), Grandchildren Ross, Kyle, Janet and Michael, great grandchildren, Dominic, Ariel, Ethan, Xander, Hannah, and Henry, brother Stewart (Inga) and sisters Margaret(Dudley) and Marion. Special thanks to Dr Russell-Atkinson and management and staff at Comox Valley Seniors Village for their care and compassion. A celebration of life will be held at the Fishermans Hall, 4481 Savoy Street, Ladner on Saturday November 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

SHIELDS Candice Michelle Candice Michelle Shields passed away on October 23, 2011 at 5:30 P.M. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 15, 1994. Candice was the third child born to Patricia and Wayne Shields. She filled their lives with joy. She and her siblings survived the break-up of their parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; marriage and learned to live in two blended families. Candice was a natural athlete who excelled at sports. She competed in three Comox Valley Tri-Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and received the Athlete of The Year Award in Grade Six from Glacier View Elementary. She was a member of the Courtenay Middle Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team and was on the Vanier Secondary Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rugby team for two years. Snowboarding, skating, swimming and skiing were also favourite sports. Her two Moms can still hear the thump of the basketball hitting the net as Candice and her friends practiced in the driveway. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Never end on a missâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was a family motto that served Candice well as she consistently made the Honour Roll at school. Her strong subjects were Science and Math. Candice planned on taking courses at North Island College for a year in preparation for applying to the University of Victoria in the fields of either Engineering or Marine Biology. Candice was a bright spirit whose love of life touched everyone around her. She will be sorely missed forever. She is survived by her mothers Trish and Sue, and her father Wayne and his wife Tanja. She also leaves behind her sister Katharine, her brothers Robert and Luke, her Grandparents, bevy of cousins and her pet, Ozzy the Wonder Dog. mountains sway with the tide standing tall on the wharf a heron looks out to sea (C)Trish Shields A time of sharing will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 P.M. at Piercyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-Mt. Washington Funeral Home. Please join us in remembering Candice by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Your Life Counts, www.yourlifecounts.org

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In Loving Memory Of Clinton Allen Marcaccini Nov 12, 1978 - Oct 30, 2009 We thought of you today But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow too We think of you in silence And make no outward show For what it meant to lose you All those who love you know Remembering you is easy We do it every day It’s the heart ache of losing you That will never go away

CARDS OF THANKS The Family of Bill Glowasky, would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love, prayers and support by way of cards, flowers, phone calls, meal and memorial donations following the passing of their much love husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on Saturday, October 8. The kindness’s and support from family, friends and neighbours will not soon be forgotten. Special thanks to Lawrence Burns for conducting a wonderful Celebration of Life and for providing inspiration and comfort on what would have been Bill’s 80th birthday, Friday, October 14.

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Edith Audrey Hoult, deceased, formerly of #7-352 Douglas Street, Comox, B.C., V9M 2C5 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Co-Executors c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 1st day of December, 2011 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice. Jack Michael Hoult Frances Edith Hutchison Co-Executor c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

DEATHS

Suite 204-580 Duncan Ave. Courtenay BC NEWCOMERS WELCOME. www.CYMC.ca 250-338-7463

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Call day or night. 250-338-8042 NAR-ANON- If a family member or friend is using drugs, how does it affect you? We can help. Call Rene 3342392, Sharon 339-7906 or Jack 334-3485.

LOST AND FOUND

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

FOUND on beach below hospital in Comox. Life Jacket. Please call (250)941-6789.

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

TARRAS Alfred William January 9 1940 -October 21 2011

Love your family.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTICE OF AGM CYMC Comox Valley Youth Music Centre will hold their AGM at 7pm Thurs., Nov. 17th 2011

Al Tarras passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones October 21st 2011. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Judy Tarras, three children, Rick Tarras, Doug Tarras, and Christina Brandenfels (John). And also his grandchildren, Jared, Connor (Tarras), Soleil, Belle, and Jack (Brandenfels). Al was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1946. Al had a successful career with the Royal Bank for 37 years. He was a friend, mentor, and support to many throughout his career and life. He moved to the Valley in 1979 and decided this was where he wanted to raise his family and retire. Al enjoyed being involved in the community and was a Rotarian for many years. He also found joy in travelling with his wife, and being in the great outdoors. He was a dedicated Artist and had a profound interest in Native American Culture. Al always felt that his biggest accomplishment was his family. His love and devotion to his wife, kids and grandchildren was above and beyond all else. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Comox Valley Hospice or charity of your choice. Those wishing to remember Al are invited to join his family at Crown Isle Copper Room on Saturday, November 5th from 2pm-5pm. We honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells. We honor the place in you, which is of love, of light, of truth and of peace.

Frederik Havekotte

March 17, 1929 – October 21, 2011 Frederik Havekotte resident of Courtenay, B.C., formerly of Cobble Hill, B.C. Suddenly passed away at his Courtenay home. Frederik was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His primary occupation was Bricklayer. He also operated a dairy farm in the Headquarters area of Courtenay and built several homes on Vancouver Island. He was the bricklayer for the heritage Post Office in Comox, he also built the brick post office in Ladysmith. Frederik was an incredible hard and honest worker who built two to three chimneys a day in his prime. His brickwork is spread throughout Vancouver Island, it will remain standing strong and sturdy for a great amount of time. Frederik was a huge Vancouver Canucks fan. He also enjoyed watching the B.C. Lions, going to Courtenay Evergreen Seniors Center, and bowling. Frederik is survived by his sons, Henry (Sandra) and Fred Jr. (Cindy), his daughter Ellen (Wayne) and his two grandchildren, Kimberley and Curtis. Frederik is predeceased by his wife Lena, father Hein, mother Wolvje, brother Dirk, and sister Nell, Marrietje and Margaret. Frederik will always be remembered as a man with a very good heart and soul who was very giving and helpful to all of his children and grandchildren.

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

• Birthdays • Weddings • Special Occasions •

Album lbum FamilyA Ph. 250-338-5811 features@comoxvalleyrecord.co @como alle record co features@comoxvalleyrecord.com Deadlines: Tues. 12 noon and Fri. 12 noon

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY

CURT

October 30, 2011 Love from Your Family

When you are in that place in you And we in that place in us We are ONE. DEATHS

DEATHS

Service for

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2, 2011 @ in November 1 lican Church g n A e th t a to be held Alert Bay.

BUD

The Mayor of Royston is 80! Join his family in celebrating his birthday on NOVEMBER 6th 1 pm to 4 pm at his home in Royston Quality Foods Cake Winner for

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 CURT ANSHELM

A reception following the service will be held at the Alert Bay Legion. Please be aware of the BC Ferries schedule. If possible please walk on. Transportation is available in Alert Bay.

I will pick you a daisy a day

Your Community, Your Classifieds. Call 310-3535

LOST: CAT black/white, female, ‘Loca’, in area of Ryan Rd. and Cowichan. If found please call (250)871-2283.

NEW AFTER School Care Program. Pickup from Puntledge, Arden, & Courtenay Elementary. We are open ProD days, Christmas, Spring & Summer breaks. Call Kid Zone After School 250-338-1124 or 250-338-5439.

LOST: CAT, small black & white, male, neutered, tattoo in ear, McLauchlin Dr. area. Call 250-331-1435.

CHILDREN CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

CHILDCARE

CHILDCARE available in Seal Bay area. Experience in licenced daycare, in a cozy home setting. Mon-Fri, daytime hours. Amanda 871 5531

Line-in Caregiver fluent in Tagalog & English to care for 3 children. Call 250-465-5589

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

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Kevin Reid Selling Great Homes on the North Island

KR OCEAN PACIFIC REALTY

2230 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay

250-334-9900

kevin kevinreid@remax.net in

WorkSafeBC, Vancouver Island is offering free educational presentations to discuss and review with employers and workers the challenges of working at heights, and to learn about health and safety best practices. The sessions will provide the participants with a clear understanding of the responsibilities and legal requirements of working at heights on Construction worksites, by touching on applicable sections of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. We will also look at the process of accurately assessing the hazards and planning the work so that the health and safety of workers is properly addressed. The sessions are planned as follows: Tuesday, November 1st – Port Hardy, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Quarterdeck Hotel – meeting room 6555 Hardy Bay Road, Port Hardy BC Wednesday, November 2nd – Campbell River, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Coast Discovery Inn & Marina The Texada Room – 975 Shoppers Row, Campbell River Thursday, November 3rd – Courtenay/Comox, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Native Sons Hall – Lower level 360 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC Wednesday, November 9th – Powell River, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Powell River Town Centre Hotel – Malaspina Room 4660 Joyce Avenue, Powell River BC Tuesday, November 15th –Ucluelet, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Drive Wednesday, November 16th -Port Alberni, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Coast Hospitality Inn in Port Alberni, 3835 Redford St, Thursday, November 17th –Nanaimo, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC Tuesday, November 22nd –Duncan, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Travelodge Duncan, 140 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan BC Wednesday, November 23rd –Victoria, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre- Topaz Room 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC Reserve your space at one of these sessions, by responding to diane.heatley@worksafebc.com or by phone at 1-800-663-7382 local 8765 Mark Peebles Regional Prevention Managers – Vancouver Island, WES Division, WorkSafeBC


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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

ENGLISH PLUS TUTORING Experienced BC teacher offers English tutoring starting at $25/hour. www.englishplustutoring.ca, 250.650.6538

WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS INC. NOOTKA FOREST OPERATION

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS

Looking for a NEW job? www.bcjobnetwork.com

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Western Forest Products Inc is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island delivering unique, quality products to our customers in a safe, sustainable environment. We are currently seeking fully experienced:

Fully experienced Grapple Yarder Operator

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Pharmacy Technician!

Available ONLINE, or at our Kamloops campus

Instructor, Welding h t t p : // c a r e e r s . n i c . b c . c a

Please forward resumes to: Operations Administrator, PO Box 220, Gold River, BC, V0P 1G0, Fax: 250-283-7222. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

Call Today For Free Info Kit

1-877-840-0888 www.ThompsonCC.ca

LEGAL

LEGAL

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF COURTENAY EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

PROPERTY ACQUISITION City Council is seeking submissions for the acquisition of land suitable for locating a facility to provide assistance and accommodation for the homeless population in the community. The 2008 Mayor’s Task Force on Breaking the Cycle of Mental Illness, Addictions, and Homelessness in the Comox Valley identified “permanent supportive housing” as a primary strategy toward reducing homelessness in the community.

Submissions must include civic address, legal description, current zoning along with proposed selling price. All submissions will be received in confidence. Sandy T. Gray Chief Administrative Officer

Posting #100298

Campbell River Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to these postings.

Island Honda is a well established dealership that has been selling and servicing its customers in the Comox Valley for over 25 years. This new state of the art facility carries an extensive range of both new and used vehicles. Our brand new service bays and convenient drive thru service, commits us to be number 1 in customer satisfaction. Sales experience is a definite asset, although automotive is not, as we provide initial and on going training. • Exiting fast paced position • On-going training • Full management support • Full benefit package • and of course the earning potential that could CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Bring resumes in person to: ISLAND HONDA 1025 Comox Road ISLAND Courtenay HONDA or email to: sales@islandhonda.ca

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

NEWSPAPER

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

Courses Starting Now!

Get certified in 13 weeks 12160 - 88th Ave Sry. BC

1.888.546.2886

250-338-0725

Visit: www.lovecars.ca

Carriers Needed

HELP WANTED

COURTENAY

Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

ROUTE #360 Thorpe & Mallard.

ROUTE # 111 600 - 900 block 5th St ROUTE #136 Pidcock, Menzies, 2nd & 3rd St’s

CUSTOMER SERVICE No Associated Fees Enjoy this unique and interesting position and the associated training. Are you interested in providing feedback to a Fortune 50 company specific to store conditions and service levels? Hourly rate for driving time, observation time, report time applies. Mileage reimbursed based on distance associated with assignments. For additional information and to submit an on line application visit: https://qualityshopper.org No Associated Fees

ROUTE #365 Partridge Pl., Valley View Dr. & Mallard Dr.

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.

COMOX

MEDICAL/DENTAL

ROUTE #555 Cooke, Rodello, Gladstone, Wallace & Faibairne

MEDICAL CLINIC looking for RN to work one day a week and cover vacation for our current RN. Please email resume to payge2009@live.com

ROUTE #606 Balmoral Ave & Marida Place

DUDUZA BED & Bath Boutique Store is looking for a part time sales associate with retail and customer service experience. Please drop off resume at 1761 Comox Ave.

SUSHI CHEF needed. Some experience necessary. Drop off resumes to Ichiban Sushi, 932 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay. No phone calls please.

ADULTS & SENIORS WELCOME NO COLLECTIONS GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE AND MAKE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME

PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, P/T is required by Shoppers Drug Mart in the Tyee Plaza. Must have excellent customer service and teamwork skills and have scheduling flexibility. Experience and completion of certified courses are assets. Competitive wages and excellent benefits available.

EXPERIENCED CHILD/YOUTH CARE WORKERS, required to support children with disabilities to enjoy community activities and to assist with social skill development. Experience with Autism, family centered practice and working independently as well as part of a team are assets, but more important is a positive attitude towards people with disabilities, a caring nature and a willingness to learn. Applicants must have reliable transportation, and be available for a variety of shifts including afternoons, evenings and weekends. A criminal record check will be required. Submit resumes to: Attn: Debby Tutt, Out Of School Care Service, 237 - 3rd Street. Courtenay, B.C. V9N 1E1 or fax: 338-9326 or email to oosc@cvcda.ca.

FULL time litigation assistant required for local law firm, experience necessary. Salary commensurate with experience; commencing December 1, 2011. Please forward resume to Box 4461 c/o The Comox Valley Record.

VICTORIA- RESIDENT Manager couple for 70+ unit building. Minor maintenance/upkeep & rental. Competitive wage, Benefits (health etc.) Flexible start date. Locally based business. Fax 250-9205437.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Comox Valley Record Hours: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY

Apply to Rod Krasman Shoppers Drug Mart Tyee Plaza Phone 250-286-1166

Esthetician~ Spa Therapist Program Classroom theory PROGRAM CONTENT INCLUDES: & practical, • facials, body treatments hands-on • hair removal, make-up experience

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All submissions must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday January 6th, 2012.

Instructor, Heavy Duty/ Commercial Transport Mechanics

AUTO SALESPERSON NEEDED

City Council is interested in receiving “Expressions of Interest” from property owners wishing to sell or donate suitable property to meet this very complex need. Interested parties may request more information by email at info@courtenay.ca, or by calling 250-334-4441. The 2008 Mayor’s Task Force on Breaking the Cycle of Mental Illness, Addictions, and Homelessness in the Comox Valley is available on the City’s website – www. courtenay.ca

Posting #100297

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Instructors, Business Administration Posting #100294

Faculty, Curriculum Development, Geology Posting #100295

Comox Valley Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to these postings.

27 WEEK PROGRAM BEGINS NOVEMBER 1ST 2011

artistry & facial artistry • manicures, pedicures • Spa therapy treatments • Relaxation massage And More!

Apply online at: delrioacademy.com

Del Rio Academy OF HAIR AND ESTHETICS LTD LTD.

#4 - 2720 Cliffe Avenue • Courtenay For more information, email: info@delrioacademy.com


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We thank you for your interest but only those qualitfied will be contacted for an interview.

401 PUNTLEDGE ROAD, COURTENAY CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

Looking for an employee? There’s funding for on-the-job training! For info on NEWS eligibility call 250-703-0277.

www.newemployee.ca Funded in whole or part through the Canada–British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.

PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

ESCORTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

SALES

Stiff? Sore? Stressed out? Relax and unwind with Nicole! Call 250-339-4104 or visit www.cvmassage.com

TIRE TECHNICIAN We’re looking for a reliable, competent and experienced tire technician. Please drop your resumes to the attention of Gerry or email to gerry.hannem@fountaintire.com.

PERSONAL SERVICES

REAL ESTATE CAREER INFORMATION SEMINAR. Ever wondered about being a realtor?? Come on down to 350 - 17th Street Courtenay, B.C. Behind PetroCan Thursday Oct 20th, 2011 7:00-8:30pm Limited space RSVP Cheryl 250-898-8790

WORK WANTED

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

• • •

SKILLED CARPENTER. Licensed & certified. Free estimates, Doug 250-650-1333. www.suncrestholdings.ca

mw52@shaw.ca

COMPUTER SERVICES

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

✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com 250-244-1560 1.877.304.7344

• K-12 • Reading/Writing • Math • Study Skills • Homework Help • Academic Assessments • Certified Teachers www.sunriselearningcentre.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

CLASSIFIEDS! 310.3535 or bcclassified.com ✔ CallCHECK

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Begin your exciting career as a

HELP WANTED

ELECTRICIAN Pacific National Processing Ltd. Tofino, B.C.

DENTAL ASSISTANT • • • •

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and hard working team member to join Pacific National Processing Ltd.

The shift schedule will generally be Monday to Friday. Hours may vary to facilitate maintenance during plant downtime, and will be required to respond to trouble calls. The ideal applicant will be a journeyman electrician, with a strong mechanical aptitude and demonstrated ability to work in an industrial setting. We offer competitive wages, a corporate bonus program, company paid benefits package, and a matching retirement fund plan. Prerequisites to hiring is a criminal record check. If you have the skills we are looking for, and you would like to become part of our team please forward a resume, in person, by fax or e-mail to: Mainstream Canada Box 142, 61 – 4th Street, Tofino, B.C. V0R 2Z0 Fax: (250) 725-1250 E-Mail: careers@mainstreamcanada.com Please state “Electrician” in subject line DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 4, 2011

Great Wages Great Benefits Great Hours Fantastic Teeth

PROGRAM STARTS NOVEMBER IN COURTENAY

Pacific National Processing, located in Tofino, is a wholly owned subsidiary of EWOS and managed by Mainstream Canada, the Canadian division of the international aquaculture company Cermaq. We are a growth oriented company and we strive for the quality of our product, safe working environments and sustainable aquaculture. Our electrician will specialize in trouble shooting, repairing and replacing electrical control systems, electric over air, motors, sensors, frequency drives, PLC’S, refrigeration controls, generators, compressors and other industrial electrical applications.

BOXER PUPPIES- Excellent temperament/pedigree. Non registered, health tested parents available for viewing. 1250-336-8475. (Comox Valley) Serious enquiries only.

CARPENTRY

Individual Counseling Couples’’ Counseling Personal Development Workshops 250-287-2440 Campbell River * Comox

BRIGHT SMILE. BRIGHT FUTURE.

HELP WANTED

PETS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

250-897-1010 Call 310.3535

PETS AND LIVESTOCK

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

P L U M B E R / H A N DY M A N seeking long and short term projects. Master plumber with extensive exp in construction and reno’s. Ken 250-650-4838

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK!

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

COUNSELLING

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT with 15 years experience seeking part time or contract work. Reply cacomox0421@gmail.com

WANTED TIMBER. STANDING OR FELLED. ALL SPECIES. TOP PRICES PAID. LAND CLEARING. CALL 250-334-7555

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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Your Career Starts Here

250-338-9663 www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

Healthcare is the #1 employer in B.C.

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS www.bcjobnetwork.com

HANDYPERSONS WAYNE’S HANDYMAN & Reno. Service. 20+yrs exp. in carpentry, decking, fencing, framing, finishing, drywalling, mudding, painting. Small jobs ok. 250-339-0879

PROGRAM STARTS NOVEMBER IN COURTENAY

Funding may be available.

250-338-9663 www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

COCKER SPANIEL puppies. Family raised, only 3 left, $500. Call 250-218-0681 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES Exc. temperament/pedigree. Non registered,Both parents have all health clearance & certifications incl (hips/ elbows). Avail Nov 17th. email: balsamway@shaw.ca 250-335-1122, from 5-9pm. $950 Serious enquiries only.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Auction House Vancouver Island

THINKING OF AN IKEA KITCHEN? I can design + deliver + install for you. 20 yrs experience call 250-338-3148

239 Puntledge Rd, Courtenay 250-871-7355

MISC SERVICES 101 SERVICES 2 seniors; Painting, yardwork, junk removal, powerwashing etc. Call Chris 250-338-9862 GOLDSMITH Custom Designed & Handcrafted Jewellery. Full repair service. Ring sizing while you wait. Engraving Women’s Fashions SIMPLY TIMELESS. 379 4th Street, Courtenay. 250-871-0606 HAVE KNIVES - Will Travel ‘Game cutting’ I will come to you 250-871-5760 or 250-4650547

Auction Tonight Fri, Oct. 28th, 6:30PM

TWO Near new matching love seats ($1,000 ea new), 1 yr old ultra suede loveseat recliner $1,200 new, lots vintage & collectible beer advertising signs etc, dinette sets, LCD TV-DVD player, paintings, gold silver, jewelry, coins & LOTS more! Get more for $$ for your jewelry at auction, don’t be undercut by out-of-towners! Check here after a quote from them, we pay more!

Viewing 12pm-6:30pm or bid online until

5:30pm Friday Full list posted online

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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~ ~ ALL AWAY ~~ RUBBISH / JUNK REMOVAL

FREE MOVING boxes - Answer machine 250-336-8140

* Wood * Metal * Rock * Concrete

* Green Waste *Residential Cleanups

Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668

FREE ITEMS

FREE: TO a good home, 2 female rabbits (1 yr old), cage and shavings included. Call Cristina, 778-420-4043, C.R.

FUEL/FIREWOOD FIREWOOD PERMITS on T.W. Land. Phone 250-6504060.

GOOD HORSE hay for sale $5.50 per bale. Free delivery for 50 or more. 250-338-5503

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

SERVANTE FARM Hay. 2nd cut hay- drive in barn, you load. Call (250)338-0110.

WANTED FIREWOOD (Fir) suitable for burning now. Call 250-334-3558

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

FEED & HAY

CALL NOW!

Your Career Starts Here

COUNTERTOPS COAST Cabinetry and Millwork Custom cabinets and Countertops. Free estimates: (250) 850 9915 www.coastcabinetry.ca

PETS

Become a HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT • Job Security • Great Wages • Career Opportunities Small class sizes with a hands-on approach to learning.

Computer not behaving? Fast, friendly service in your home.Call Ellen 250-702-7195

Cairn Terrier Puppies Everyone’s best little buddy! CKC Reg. Champ stock. Health guaranteed. Ready to go early December. $1,000. Call to view: 250-923-8503

AUCTION

COOMBS, BC SUNDAY, OCT 30TH, 1PM

THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST ONLY we always surprise you with our quantity and quality!!!!! OCT 30TH, 2011 - 1PM - WE SHALL AUCTION OFF APPROX. 600 ITEMS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER Viewing- Saturday –OCT 29TH 2011– 10am to 5pm & Sunday (30TH)10am to sale time (1pm)..... 2260 ALBERNI HWY, COOMBS B.C. - PH 250-248-5354 MORE PICTURES & INFO AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB PAGE - WWW.RZENT.CO.NR


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www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

FURNITURE

HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

KITCHEN TABLE, solid oak, pedestal, centre folding leaf, 4 high back oak chairs, $600 all $450 for chairs. 250-338-2319

WE BUY HOUSES

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FIREWORKS FOR HALLOWEEN Secondhand & Military Store

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053

7387 N. Island Hwy Merville

www.webuyhomesbc.com

250-337-1750

MORTGAGES

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES for rent. Huge selection in adult sizes. Call 250-3343687. www.courtenaycostumerentals.ca HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SONAIRS BATH lift fully assembled used once. Cost -$1400. Will sell $1100. 250338-8952

FOR SALE BY OWNER (REDUCED) PRIVATE 2+1 bedroom rancher + workshop, fenced ½ acre, 5 mins to dwntwn Courtenay. $269,000. 250-898-8483. See www.realtor.ca (search MLS # 322279).

- BUYING - RENTING - SELLING www. bcclassified.com

1970 Fitzgerald Avenue, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

2 and 3 bedroom available. Quiet complex with on-site management. Reasonable rates. Some completely renovated units with new appliances. Sorry no pets. Security deposit and 2 rental references required.

1 & 2 bedroom available, in quiet secure building, close to Driftwood Mall and bus route. Seniors Welcome. Adult oriented and no pets please. Includes heat, hot water and basic cable. Low hydro. 2 Rental References required.

APARTMENT/CONDO

4000 SQ.FT. Light industrial space, Quanset style building, 200amps, 3 phase power, in central Courtenay. Available for Nov 1, 2011. For more info PH 250-897-3818

3 BDRM, 2 1/2 bath, 2 level home, water view of Goose Spit, spacious, bright, huge and several windows to enjoy the view, slider doors off master to wraparound deck, walk to downtown Comox, new furnace, W/S, N/P, N/S, $1775/mth

COMMERCIAL OR business space available for lease, 220 sq’ as of Nov 1st. 1787 Comox Ave. 250-339-5098

CENTRAL COURTENAY. 2 bdrm mobile home NP, NS. Refs req. $675. (250)339-7566

2 & 3 bedroom suite in quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Walking distance to schools, bus stops and downtown. Reasonable rent include heat, hot water, basic cable, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. Extra storage upon request. No pets. Two rental references and security deposit required.

COMOX 2 bdrm, main floor & laundry. Great location, utilities not included. $900 mo. Message @250-339-6774.

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900

COURT. 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls., GF, garage, adult oriented, N/S, N/P. $1150/mth Avail Nov. 15. 250-337-5367 TWO BEDROOM duplex central Courtenay location, $900/mth. Available Nov. All five appliances included. Call Marco 339-3150 or 218-3829.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS DOVE CREEK 1100 sq ft 2 bdrm, 5 appls, N/S. Refs. Avail. now, $800. 338-5503.

HOMES FOR RENT

COMOX: 3 bdrm manufactured home with addition. F/S, W/D, reno’d, N/P. Avail Nov. 1st. $900. Call (250)248-2749 COMOX HOUSE - Avail Nov 15/Dec 1 $1350/mth. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 4 appls., 2150sqft, new energy efficient wood stove, N/S, pets neg., walking distance to Highland school, looking for responsible, long term tenant. References a must! No share, roommates or sublets please. Call Jack or Corinne 871-3339

COMOX CONDO, ocean view, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, 5 appls, laundry, parking. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $1000 + utils. Avail. immediately. Call (250)335-3154.

DEEP BAY (Kopina Estates), immaculate rancher, 2 bdrm + den, 1.5 bath, 5 appls, forced air furnace (elec), F/P insert, fenced yard, N/S, pet neg, single attached garage, $1200 + utils, (Immed.), 250-757-9937.

COURTENAY: 1 bdrm, central location. Recently updated, top floor, incls microwave. NS/NP. $650./mo. Avail immed. Call (250)339-9999.

GREAT COMOX location. 1400sqft, 3 bdrm, rancher, 2 bath, clean & freshly painted. Avail. now. Call 250-897-2220

FULLY FURNISHED Exec Condo. Downtown Comox Glacier & harbour views. 2 BR, 2 Bath, fireplace, underground parking, large deck, elevator, ensuite laundry. All util. Incl. (heat, power, phone, cable, internet). Close to area golf courses and minutes to ski hill. 250-703-0253. comoxcondo@gmail.com

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 2 bdrm, 1 bath rancher, 4 appls, fenced yrd, carport, landscaping incl, N/S, No pets. Avail Immed. $925/mth

LARGE 1 & 2 bdrm. Free heat & H/W, Elevator. From $650 mo. Call 250-334-4646.

2-BDRM, 1 den, fully furnished new home in Comox. N/P, everything included - $1500. /mo. 1(604)898-2642.

MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor, 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800.

$980./MO. 2-BDRM mobile home. 6th Street East area. W/D, F/S, D/W. References. NP/NS. (250)338-6689.

Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 26-2728 1st Street 3 bdrm, 2 bath. N/S, N/P, 3 appls plus microwave. $975/mth Available Dec. 1 7-1720 13th St 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appls. $800/mth Available Nov. 1st

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COURTENAY- 1960 St. Andrews Place, Sat, Oct 29, 9am-12noon. Moving Sale all must go!

COURTENAY- 37 Mellifera Pl, Sat, Oct 29, 9am-12noon. Table saw, chop saw, garage vacuum, oil filtered heaters, nuts & bolts, 18 speed bike, hedge trimmer & door locks.

CUMBERLAND - 2789 Dunsmuir Sat 8-12 Furn., baby stuff, kids clothes, toys & more

Courtenay - Bob’s Recycled Bikes 3573 South Isl Hwy. Sat & Sun 9-3 Ph 250339-3734

BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

2 BDRM, 2 bath, island kitchen, 6 appls. interior storage, newer building, secured parking, N/P, N/S.

COURTENAY - For sale or Lease 1.77 Acres - Prime Commercial Across from Costco. Serviced. 778.918.7566

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1 BDRM + den, 1 bath, 6 appls, open concept, gated parking. N/P. N/S. Stunning View. Garry Oak Gardens.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900

3 BDRM Comox rancher, 2 bath, good master closet, dbl garage, park nearby & walk to town, N/P, N/S, $1200

DELTA 36” Wood Lathe with stand. $415. 250-897-1119

CHEMAINUS MURAL Tour business. Includes all equipment and horses. Storage and horse boarding available to correct buyer. $35,000. Call (250)246-5055.

Apartments•Condos•Suites 1810 Lake Trail Road Apts 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/P. N/S. 2 appls. Available Immed. $650/mth

307-175 Centennial Dr 2bdrms, 1 bath, N/P, N/S, 2 appls. Available Dec 1 $650/mth

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

APARTMENTS

3 PLUS BDRMS, 3 level, 3 bath, Crown Island Home, island kitchen, gas fireplace, large master bedroom ensuite and closet area, dbl garage, N/P, N/S, $1750

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204-1111 Edgett Road 2 bdrm, 1 bath, N/P, 4 appls. Available Nov 1st $775/mth

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MEICOR REALTY

Prime office space available 1,500 to 3,800 sq. ft. available now. Excellent downtown location near Court House. On a highly visible site. Modern, well maintained professional building. Elevator. Air conditioned. Ample parking. Many tenant improvements in place. One of the finest office buildings in the Comox Valley. For details phone 339-1222 or 339-0490 FOR LEASE office space, ground level on 5th Street, Cty. Prkg avail apx 800 SQ FT, Nov 1. 703-0044/334-7119

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250-334-3078 WILLOW ARMS APARTMENT 1252-9th St, Courtenay

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

RUTHERFORD MANOR 1075 Edgett Road, Courtenay Reasonable rent includes basic cable, stove, fridge, dishwasher, carpet, blinds and storage room in suite. N/P, security deposit and 2 rental references req’d.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

RYAN COURT 1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd, Courtenay Adult Oriented. 2 Bedroom apartment available in clean, quiet building. Manager on-site. Close to downtown with bus stop out front. House cat accepted with pet deposit.

Close to North Island College includes washer and dryer in suite. Clean and modern 1 Bedroom. Cat okay. Lease required.

Call 250-334-9717

PINES APARTMENTS

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR 200 Back Road, Courtenay 1 and 2 Bedroom suites available. One of the best values in Courtenay. Unique floor plans. California kitchens. These bright, modern suites are available in quiet, secure building.

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

Call 250-338-7449 1055-10th Street, Courtenay Avail Now 1 bdrm suite in adult oriented building with secure entry and elevator. Rent includes heat, hot water, basic cable, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. Coin laundry onsite. No pets. Security Deposit and 2 rental references required. For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

CONDOS

CYPRESS ARMS

PACIFIC COURT

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

1520/1540 Piercy Ave., Courtenay

Available now Deluxe 2 bedroom suite in quiet, well maintained building. Rent includes basic cable, full size stove, fridge, washer/dryer, carpet and blinds. Nice feature: large open concept kitchen. No pets. 2 Rental references and Security Deposit required.

3 bedroom available November 15th, in clean, quiet bldg with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

In-suite storage with washer and dryer. Small pets welcome.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

To View, Call 250-334-4483

ST. BRELADES

1045 Cumberland Road, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay FEATURES: Fridge/stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, wall-to-wall carpets, blinds. Children welcome. Quiet, well-maintained 2 bedroom condo. Ideal location. Walking distance to Superstore and North Island College.

Call 338-7449

BEECHER MANOR

1 bedroom condo available in quiet, well maintained building. Ideal for Seniors. Close to downtown. Bus stop out front. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

Call 250-334-9717 to view

TOWNHOUSES

TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay Completely renovated 2 bedroom townhouse available. Units feature a private entrance, patio area, and lots of storage. Ideal for family or working couple. Small dog accepted with pet deposit.

Call 250-334-9717

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PRIME RETAIL 5TH STREET Courtenay 3000 sq ft. (Corner Location)

Pat- 250-703-0211. Walt- 250-338-6281. ROOMS FOR RENT COURTENAY - private rooms available in downtown hostel with private bathroom, free cable, wireless and communal kitchen. Only $450/mth. Call 250-792-1391

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Call 250-338-6311 for tour.

Rm in house on acerage util. incl. Own vehicle. $500/mth

SUITES, UPPER EAST COURTENAY, reno’d upper suite half duplex 3 bed, 2 bath, single garage, 5 appliances, includes utilities, available November 1st (mb early poss), $1,000.00/month, NS, NP, references. 250-3350635. See Kijiji ad #324204070 photos. LAKEFRONT farm fully furn. top floor 2bed in own building. 5 appl. canoe/ kayak/patio/bbq. 850 + elec. avail now till June. NP/NS Merville 337-2051 pics @www.smithlakefarm.com LITTLE RIVER area: 1000sqft, furnished 1 bdrm+ den + 2 decks with majestic view of Georgia Straight. $1150/mo util’s incld’d. (250)339-9815.

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COLDWELL BANKER ISLAND COASTAL (Property Management Division) 2-3 Bdrm, 3 bath townhouse on Mansfield Dr. Beautifully furnished; fridge, stove, washer & dryer. No smoking, no pets. $1700 per mth. Close to all amenities. Contact: Ryan Liebert 250-703-3672

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ULVERSTON MANOR

2 bdrm lower suite in centrally located Cumberland apartment block; features new paint, flooring, secured entry, 2 appl, & on site coin-op laundry; N/S; N/P; for immediate possession; $675/mo

THE TIDES  FURNISHED

Enjoy the beautiful views from your patio in FURNISHED 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo unit fronting Puntledge River; incl. 6 major appl., & underground secure parking; $1100/mo; N/P, for immediate possession.

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

1 & 2 bdrm condos featuring 2 appl with secured on site coinop laundry; ideal, central location; no need for car to access all amenities; on bus routes; N/S; N/P; rents from $625/mo; N/P; immediate & Nov 1 possession.

ARBOUR GLEN

2 bdrm condos feature 4 appl & recent or new renovations; near College, Aquatic Centre and schools; immediate, Oct 15 & Nov 1 availability.

DUPLEXES PARK PLACE DUPLEX

Impeccably maintained, bright, 2 bdrm, single level home ideally located on quiet cul-de-sac; property features 4 appl, covered private patio area, fenced yard, carport, & shed; has additional room to set up computer, extra freezer, mud room or just extra storage; $1100/mo; N/P, avail Nov 1

ROBERT LANG DUPLEX

Upper duplex features 3 bdrms, 1 bath; 4 appl & large deck; near trails & river for walks/hiking; avail Nov 1; S/S; pet may be permitted w/deposit; $950/mo.

GUTWALD DUPLEX

Rural living only moments to town! 3 bdrm upper duplex features 4 appl, garage space, new deck & large shared lot. N/S; N/P; avail Nov 1; $800/mo.

HOMES

WEBDON ROAD

Main level of home features beautiful flooring, open concept, pellet stove, deck, 3 bdrm, 3 appl, mud room; rec room & gas fireplace down w/ shared laundry; large fenced yard; gardening is provided! $1050/mo; available Nov.1

KYE BAY EXECUTIVE HOME

Perfect beach getaway! Brand new 4 bdrm, 3 bath home w/ ocean views incl. high quality finishing from top to bottom –granite, hardwood, stone accents, heat pump, hardiplank, stainless kitchen appliances, plus 2 car garage & 2 decks. Low maintenance property is designed for pure enjoyment! Immediate possession; $2000/mo.

KENDAL AVE HOME

Enjoy 9 foot ceilings, natural gas fireplace, beautiful finishings, & front & rear decks. Features 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appl., laminate & carpet flooring mix, walk out basement, & beautiful kitchen w/pantry. $1300/month; available November 1.

WILLOWWOOD PATIO HOME

Central Courtenay Patio Home features 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 4 appl & patio area; recently renovated; ideally located near parks & shopping; well suited for mature individual or couple; avail Dec 1; N/S; N/P; $750/month

TOWNHOMES PINE PLACE

Spacious 2 bdrm townhome features 4 appl., new renovations, patio area & storage; ideally located near schools & all amenities; N/P; N/S; $825/mo; avail Nov 15.

PLATEAU GARDENS

Spacious 3 bdrm townhouse located in Comox features 1 & 1/2 half baths, 5 appl, and fully fenced patio area; close to schools & all amenities; available Nov.1 w/ possibility of early possession; N/S; small pet may be considered with deposit; $1000/month

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COURTENAY- 2 bdrms, 4 appls, grd flr, orchard village. Sm pet ok. Available Dec 1. $800. (250)339-4734.

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DO YOU CARE about where you live? Do high standards of maintenance, service and cleanliness matter to you? Do you prefer quiet, mature neighbours? If yes, please give us a call and discover how the quality of ownership and management makes all the difference. We have the best managed, finest apartments in the most convenient locations in the Comox Valley. Locally owned - we own and manage our own buildings only. Check the difference. Please refer to available apartments listed below. TELEPHONE 250-703-2264 | 250-338-0267 | 250-339-1222

CEDAR MANOR 463-12TH Street TWO BEDROOM end suite. Very bright and spacious - unique floor plan. 1200 sq. ft. Recently redecorated. Large, private patio. Full sized appliances with dishwasher. Very quiet mature adult building midway between downtown and Safeway complex. Security entry. A very attractive suite. Call David @ 250-3380267 or John @ 250-703-2264.

TRADEWINDS 1600-1610 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM suite. Nicely renovated. Home-sized kitchen with new cabinets. Attractively decorated. Large, private patio. Resident social room. Located just three blocks from centre of Comox and across from Filberg Park. Security entry and elevator. Quiet, adult building. One Bedroom also available. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM Unique, through floor plan. Bright with southern exposure. Spacious and nicely renovated suite in a quiet, adult building just two blocks from Comox Mall and one block from Filberg Park. Large, private deck overlooking garden area. Nicely renovated. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. TWO BEDROOM SUITE very attractive – fresh renovation. Five appliances including in-suite washer/ dryer. Fireplace. Ensuite. 1,000 sq. ft. Resident social room. Elevator and security entry. A well maintained and well managed building in a quiet neighbourhood just three blocks from downtown. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

CARRIAGE HOUSE 1155 England Ave. TWO BEDROOM CORNER SUITE. Bright and spacious. Semi ensuite. Full sized appliances. Private storage room. Very attractive and nicely decorated suite. Quiet, well managed mature adult building just three blocks from downtown. Security entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave. ONE BEDROOM nicely renovated suite. Very spacious. Quiet, mature adult building. One block from Safeway complex. Well maintained and well managed building. Security entry. Elevator. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 & 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. Rents from $1,100/mth. WALK TO DOWN TOWN CTNY new, modern 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, elect. F/P, res. pkg. N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 $965 BRITTANIA PLACE Lovely one level patio home at Crown Isle, 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath, 7 appls, gas F/P, double garage, large deck overlooking pond & golf course. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $1,295/mth FIVE OAKS VILLA Top flr 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls. balcony with mountain view, freshly painted, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $825/mth CTNY WEST DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet. neg Avail Immed $1,050/mth ARGO COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F&S, coin laundry, basic cable & hot water incl., N/S, No pets, cat neg. w/ref. Avail Immed. & Nov. 1$700/mth. $250 moving allowance. Res mgr. 334-8602 BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 - $650/mth ARGO COURT 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S coin laundry, basic, cable & hot water incl., N/S, No pets, cat neg. w/ref. Avail. Oct. 15 - $625/mth HERON’S LANDING 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 $950/mth UPPER DUPLEX spacious 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, woodstove, lrg covered deck & yard, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 - $975/mth incls. Hydro. PORTSIDE spacious brand new condo in downtown Comox featuring 2 bdrm + media rm, 2 bath, 6 appls, heat pump, gas F/P, garage pkg, high end finishing, ocean view, N/S, No pets. Quiet adult oriented blog. Avail. Immed. - $1,400/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE 3 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, gas F/P, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. 1 $875/mth CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 2 bdrm, 1 bath rancher style duplex, 3 appls, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet neg. Avail. Dec. 1 $950/mth TRUMPETER GREENE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouse in Ctny East, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Dec. - $925/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 3 appls, coin laundry, balcony, storage, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail.Immed. - $850/mth

format CARS 1994 FORD Taurus station wagon. “Transportation special” runs good, recent brake job & tranny rebuild. Everything works. Has a few dents & scrapes. $800. obo 250334-4764. 1998 VW Golf. 177 km. 2-litre, 5-speed. Mechanically sound. Minor damage to tailight/bumper. Red. $2900. 250-890-0114. 2005 FORD Focus wagon, low km, Ford mechanic owned. Asking $5,400. 250-338-8466

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

MALLARD SPRINGER ‘92 31ft. (Basement model) Has it all and is ready to go! Low miles (80K) N/S Beds 2-tv’s, Gen., VCR, VHF, New rear tires, microwave, a/c, trailer ready, etc. asking $15900. 250-338-6096 FMI

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

TRUCKS & VANS 1994 DODGE Dakota ext. cab, 3.9 L. 6 cy, auto od. 212kms. Hitch. Runs well no drips or leaks. $ 2,200. 250- 338-0782 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Van For Sale. Automatic V6,sevenpassenger, power sliding sidedoor. 219,000 km. Tires 6-months old. Asking $2,200. Call 338-0374.

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Comox Valley Worship Directory Church of Our Lord HOLY COMMUNION

9:30 am each Sunday

All Welcome

250-218-0298 www.coolcomox.ca

The Anglican Mission

UNITY COMOX VALLEY Sundays 10:30 Lions Den, Nordin St. Comox October 30th

Judi Finneron unitycomoxvalley.com

1-866-853-9866 y for A ll ! Unconditional love & Jo

ECKANKAR Religion of the Light & Sound of God

Lewis Centre 2nd Sunday 11:00 am ECK Worship Service

“Dancing to the Rhythm of Life” 4th Sunday 11:00 am Contact: 250-331-9338 www.eckankar.org

“Reflections on the Life of the Spirit” – ongoing study circle. All are welcome. ~~~ “The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain that share of WKHÀRRGRIJUDFHZKLFK*RG poureth forth for him.” Bahá’u’lláh

at Berwick 1700 Comox Ave. Comox

Community HU Song

BAHÁ’Í FAITH

www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.bci.org/courtenaybahais

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

Sundays - 4 pm Young People’s Program, Weddings, Memorials, Spiritual Exploration

Nourish Your Spirit. Heal the World.

www.cvuf.ca

250 Beach Drive, Comox (at Comox United Church)

250-890-9262

Comox Valley

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre of the North Island College (2300 Ryan Road)

COMOX UNITED

9:15 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Traditional Service

Sunday Service, Church School & Youth Group 10 am Saturday Services Sept - May 5pm

www.centralefc.com

Rev. Maggie Enwright 250-339-3966

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

“To live and to tell the Good News and the love of the Risen Jesus” Sunday Services: 10:30 am Nursery-Gr.6 Sunday School Gr.7-12 Youth Program

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

LUTHERAN

PRESBYTERIAN

Lil 250-338-7727 (office)

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH “A place for you: John 14:2 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program at 11 a.m. Followed by Potluck Lunch

Service 10:30am Sermon Focus: RETROSPECTION

10 AM

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Sundays 10 am Nursery - Kid Jam - Youth Group Little Lambs Christian Daycare 1105 Pritchard Rd., Comox www.baychurch.net/339-7527 Little Lambs 339-1834

Independent - Fundamental 467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald) Sunday Morning Service - 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 11:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School - 11:30 a.m. Evening Service - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

Full Wheelchair Access

web: web.mac.com/shepherdcomox email: shepherdcomox@mac.com

1st Street & Penrith

725 Aspen Rd., Comox Rev. Ted Hicks

Sunday Worship

Faith Family

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

Pastor A. Ronald Sedo 250-339-3933

sgucc.com stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca 250-334-4961

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

Prayer and Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Rev. Paul Johnson, Pastor

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

250-338-8454 www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

Comox Community Baptist Church Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M.

10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome

Rev. Julianne Kasmer

www.resonatechurch.ca

250-400-7800

1250 Anderton Road, Comox

11 am service time starting Sept 11th

250-339-0224

Choir Practice Wed. 7 pm Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Pastor Rev. Bill Hall

Everyone Welcome.

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 ‘Jesus is Lord’ Sunday Services 11 am & 7 pm Both services have spirit led preaching of the Word and strong ministry times. Sunday, October 23rd am service Jesus loves you!

WEEKEND LITURGIES Sat: 5 pm Mass Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Mass

Hosting CV School of Supernatural

CONFESSION: Sat: 4 - 4:30 pm & before all masses Children’s Liturgy of the Word & Youth Group; Sept-May Pastor: Father Marek Paczka, SDS

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

(ELCIC)

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

Ministry (Bethel DVD Curriculum) Sept 11 to Dec 10 Sunday Evening 6:30 to 9 pm Call 250-337-8011 for more info

@ 10:30 am

1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

St. George’s Courtenay

Join us this Sunday

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

www.comoxunitedchurch.com

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

250 BEACH AVENUE

Bay Community Church

Full Wheelchair Access

www.ctkparish.ca email: ctkparish@shaw.ca

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

JOIN US IN WORSHIP

St. Peter

9:15 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am Traditional Service Nursery Care & Jr. Church @ 9:15 am Sunday School, all ages @ 11:00 am

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck 2963 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay (across from Arden Elementary) 250-334-3432 www.courtenaybaptist.com

Hearing Assistance

Jim Lyster, Rector 218 Church St., Comox • 250-339-2925 SATURDAY SUNDAY

St. John the Divine 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay

Sunday Worship • 8AM & 10AM Book of Common Prayer (Canada, 1962)

SATURDAY 5:40 Express Contemporary Worship SUNDAY 8am & 10am Worship

FUN • FAITH • FELLOWSHIP WITH REAL FRIENDS

www.stpeterscomox.ca

250-334-4331

CHURCH SCHOOL 10AM

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We Check Prices So You Don’t Have To!

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*With this coupon and a purchase of at least $250 before applicable taxes at Real Canadian Superstore locations (excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products prescriptions, electronics disposal surcharges where applicable, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated) we will give you a $25 President’s Choice® gift card. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. Valid from Friday, October 28 until closing Thursday, November 3, 2011. Cannot be combined with any other coupon or promotional offers. Valid only at Comox and Nanaimo locations only. 249856

no name® chicken wings

  

assorted varieties, frozen, 907 g 480550

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