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It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Comox Valley RCMP responded to a call just before midnight Aug. 24 to a report of a topless female running along Veteran’s Memorial Parkway in Courtenay. When police arrived on scene they found an intoxicated man stumbling along the roadway wearing only shorts. The man was arrested for being drunk in public and was to be released once sober. However, once in cells, the man proceeded to defecate and smear the feces throughout his cell and into the hallway area. Although no permanent damage was done to the Comox Valley detachment, much discomfort was felt by the employees as they had to spend hours ensuring the area was thoroughly cleaned. Police confirm the man has been charged with mischief and will need to attend court to deal with his actions. — Comox Valley RCMP

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Bell outlines strategy of creating jobs in province Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Creating jobs, attracting investment and opening new markets for products and services is the idea behind Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan, introduced last month by Premier Christy Clark. Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell spoke about the plan with politicians and members of the Comox Valley business community Friday at the Native Sons Hall. In an effort to accelerate growth, the plan intends to leverage the strengths of B.C.’s most competitive sectors — forestry, mining, natural gas, agrifoods, technology, tourism, transportation and international education — to bring new dollars into the economy, Bell explained. The plan was built on three ‘pillars’ under two core foundations, including “10 years of sound fiscal management,” Bell said. He feels the growing economies of China and India are critical elements in terms of market expansion. “I believe we need to be in those marketplaces in order to be successful. We need to think about how we reverse our transportation infrastructure in a way that moves our goods to market,” said Bell, noting containers that came into Canada used to go back empty to China. These days, however, nearly 90 per cent of containers go back full while only 10 or 15 per cent go back full to the U.S.

PAT BELL FIELDS a question at the Native Sons Hall and gestures (below) while making a point in an address in Courtenay. PHOTOS BY SCOTT STANFIELD Bell said government needs to increase B.C.’s port capacity to get goods to market. He notes economists expect the Chinese economy will triple in about the next 20 years. “That is an enormous opportunity for us,” Bell said. The province is asking communities to decide which core sectors apply to their region. Government will then establish a database in an effort to stimulate the economy. “Once you make that decision, we want to be here to help support that and bring all of the efforts of the government to bear on this area,” Bell said. “Clearly tourism is impor-

tant,” he said on behalf of the Comox Valley, also noting the ocean, agrifoods and affordability of real estate. Bell said there is also “huge value” attached to each international student who comes into the area. “We have 94,000 international students in B.C., (which has created) 22,000 direct full-time jobs.” The optimistic Bell points to Australia in the Olympic year of 2000 when they focused their efforts on their core strengths, and looked at China and India to develop new markets. “Their economic growth from 2000 to 2010 is nothing short of stunning,” he said, noting the average Gross Domestic Product per citizen increased by nearly

300 per cent in 10 years. Over the next couple of years, the province will invest $24 million to enable different ministries to clear the backlog of permits that hold up jobs. It also intends to look at new ways of doing business with First Nations, to create a new investments office located in Bell’s ministry that will help “streamline the process” and to work with federal partners about the environmental assessment process. Senior levels of government go through two separate processes that Bell said are virtually identical in nature. “There’s no reason for that. We should be harmonizing those two processes,” he said. A focus of the plan is to boost exports to make it easier for businesses that want to invest in B.C. Among other things, the province is committed to eight new mines and expanding nine others by 2015. This is expected to generate $1.6 billion of additional revenue per year, and to create about 1,800 new jobs and sustain more than 5,000 direct mining jobs. Bell recognizes the controversy and challenges surrounding the underground coal mine proposed in Baynes Sound, noting the “promises of economic development” on one hand and concerns from the public and shellfish growers on the other. Government also plans to create an Aboriginal Business and Investment Council. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Developers still working toward Sage Hills rezoning Record Staff

A major hurdle was cleared in March when the regional district board adopted the Comox Valley Regional Growth Strategy bylaw, but the proponents of Sage Hills still need another couple of months to piece

together financial details before they are ready to apply for rezoning at their Royston acreage. The RGS is a land-use document that includes the Sage Hills Sports and Education Node as a core settlement area. The designation is intended to allow for spe-

cific land-use activities to benefit the Valley in terms of employment, economic development and investment, recreation, community programs, servicing infrastructure and green development technologies. “The designation came through, that was a huge and very positive move,”

Sage Hills development president David Russell said last week. “We’re feeling very positive, actually. “It’s a bit tough to work in this kind of global economic climate, but the project’s been well received... We’re definitely moving towards the finish line on that front. We’re quite posi-

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Home destroyed by fire in Comox Record Staff

DEBBIE AND CELINA (right) unpack the first delivery of Wealthy School Revolution groceries at the 4R’s Education Centre.

4R’s busy place these days The 4R’s Education Centre was the first organization on Vancouver Island to sign up with Wealthy School Revolution (www.wealthyschools. ca) — a new fundraising method just introduced to the Island. 4R’s, which is home to the new Little R’s Pre-school, also invites interested families to attend the Little R’s grand opening and open house on Oct. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stuffed animals are particularly welcome at this Teddy Bear Picnic, where parents and children can check out the pre-school and participate in some fun activities. Snacks will also be available. For more informa-

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A new mixed residential and commercial development proposed for Beaufort Avenue is one step closer to reality following a quick public hearing last Wednesday night. Two weeks ago, councillors approved first and second reading to a zoning amendment to allow for a 1,923-square-metre commercial building at 1829 Beaufort Ave, along with a separate four-storey, 14-unit condo building on the harbour side of the lot. Despite a handful of residents who attended the public hearing, there were no names recorded on the speakers’ list, and no speakers who voiced opinions for or against the project. The original plans for the site was for the 38-unit Mandira by the Sea, but due to the poor economic outlook in the past few years it did not come to fruition. ••• A proposal by a Comox resident to

RCAF/CAP women to gather Women who served in the RCAF will once again gather for the annual potluck dinner at the Comox Legion this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a favourite salad, casserole or finger foods or you may make a donation at the door. Bring any photos and memorabilia. A large delegation from the Comox Valley attended the RCAF Airwomen’s 60th anniversary in Edmonton in June. If you were there and have photos, please bring them. A fun part of the afternoon is the white elephant regift exchange. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped item that you no longer need and your name will be entered in the draws. Although this gathering is billed as RCAF, women who have served in the CAP are welcome, too. Please pass word along to anyone you know who may be interested and had not

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Reconnecting in Comox important to candidate Don Davis has behalf. announced that he will “Core services, roads let his name stand for and sewers need to councillor in the Nov. be upgraded to serve 19 election for the our growing populaTown of Comox. tion. Town facilities He served on council should be environfrom 1999 to 2005, and mentally sustainable. ran unsuccessfully for Recreation, leisure, mayor in 2008. and cultural activities “My vision for Comox should be given fair is that our community consideration. Comcontinues to be a beau- DON DAVIS munity involvement tiful, safe, secure and must include our First affordable place for all to contact the mayor Nations, sustainability, segments of society and council without and affordable housto enjoy and live in,” complication. ing. Davis said in a news “I have proven to be “We must look out release. for the best “My main interests of focus will be our seniors Local government is the to have council last vestige of true democracy. by improvreconnect with ing accessibilthe community The community should be able ity and leisure and get more to contact the mayor and counactivities, and input from cil without complication. by upgradmembers of the ing sidewalks, public before crosswalks, decisions are made. a person who listens to traffic lights and other Local government is the feedback of the con- related infrastructure. the last vestige of true stituents of the town, I am in favour of a democracy. The com- and have always tried dog park for the recremunity should be able my best to act on their ation needs of our fourlegged friends. “My proudest accomplishment while on council was to make the motion that led to the construction of a new library. “I have continued to Coun. Gwyn Sproule attend council meethas decided to seek ings on a regular basis. re-election for CumSince 1992, I have conberland council in sistently attended as November’s municipal a spectator as well as election. a councillor. A better After three terms on record than any other council, Sproule said candidate.” she remains committed Any questions, phone to the vision and poliat home (250-339 0505), cies of the current Officell (250-702-2876) or cial Community Plan, a e-mail dondaviscamdocument she believes paign@shaw.ca. has only become more GWYN SPROULE — Don Davis relevant. The language of the OCP meshes well with that of the Comox Valley Regional Growth Strategy, which all local governments have signed on to. She believes that any updating of the OCP needs to involve broad community consultation. Sale on October 11 - November 3 • Members Sproule wants to create a sound base for COATS FLANNELETTE PRINTS tourism through the SERGER THREAD promotion of heritage VINYLS Reg. $4.00 ea. • *Members and recreational activities in the area. OMNIGRID QUILTING She says she would RULERS be honoured to work for the citizens of CumSHOWER ESSENTIALS ea. berland for another Rods, Curtains & Rings three years. If you wish to offer GUTERMANN THREAD QUILTERS your support in the 100% Polyester / 100m Spool FLOOR FRAME campaign or need more *Members Reg. $180 ea. • *Members information, phone 250-336-8165. — Gwyn Sproule

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Dance Town this Saturday

COLLEEN MALEK (RIGHT) of the Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society thanks Enid Farmar of Soroptimist International of Courtenay. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Computer helps society The Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society thanks Soroptimist International of Courtenay for their assistance with the purchase of our new computer and state-ofthe-art software. “We are in a period of rapid growth, and a computer is an essential tool to manage our programs and communicate with the community,” the society says in a news release. In addition to being able to commence creating new program brochures describing the seven different programs that volunteers offer to seniors aged 55 and older in the Comox Valley, the society says it can now also redesign its volunteer application forms and volunteer training packages. As more seniors are moving to the area to be cared for by family or access assisted living from more remote areas, the society says it finds its programs need to expand. “As a non-profit society, we can only do this with the support and generosity of groups such as Soroptimist.” Soroptimist International of Courtenay is a service club working to improve the lives of women and girls both locally and around the world. “The donation to this society provides some

SENIORS infrastructure that will directly support and benefit elder women in the Comox Valley and, by ripple effect, their family and friends. “As we expand, we find we have increased need and opportunities for volunteers in a variety of different areas, such as our client visiting and our outings

programs, among others.” If you have an hour or two to spare each week and an interest in working with seniors, contact program coordinator Susan Armstrong at 250-890-0099. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. — Comox Valley Senior Peer Counselling Society

Dust off those dancing shoes, because there’s a dance this Saturday night at the Upper Courtenay Legion Hall. Dance Town is a wonderful social venue with a relaxed atmosphere where all the dancers mix and mingle with all genres of social dancers. Keith and Holly Foraie of Steppin’ Out Dance Company host this monthly dance to encourage people to get out of the house, meet new people, socialize and find out just how much fun social dancing really is. But they warn everyone that it can become quite addicting. Guest instructors John Kirkconnell and Heather Crowe from Vancouver will teach a class in West Coast swing. The first half hour is for the beginner dancer. Doors are open at 7 p.m. with the class starting at 7:30. Then dance the night away to a great mix of dance music for all dance styles. Included with the dance ticket, is a snack buffet and a chance to win a great door prize. The dance starts at 8:30 p.m. The cost for the lesson or dance is $10 or both for $15. Singles and couples are welcome. The Foraies also provide dance classes that are always fun and social. They have been

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Sherab Chamma Ling, the Tibetan Bon Buddhist Centre, invites you to attend their first Weekend Teaching Retreat. This will take place on the weekend of Oct. 21 to 23. The topic The Six Lokas — Healing Meditations is taken from the Tibetan Bon Dzogchen text “Zhangzhung Nyan-gyud, written in the eighth century. These meditation practices use the methods of: mantra, visualization, and contemplation. They are designed to remove obstacles for ourselves or for those going through the Bardo after death and are considered one of the most important purification meditations in the Bon Dzogchen tradition. The primary purpose of the Loka meditations is to purify ignorance

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Searchers seek Time to protect you, others from flu fresh recruits Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue is once again searching for interested volunteers who are in good health and are interested in the outdoors. Are you able to drop everything on a moment’s notice to help someone in need? If so, then we can teach you how to use these qualities to serve the community and province. CVGSAR, one of the busiest SAR teams in the province, commits some 16,000 hours to training, operations and community events annually and maintains an active roster of 60-plus highly skilled volunteer search and rescue technicians with additional specialist teams. CVGSAR members are on call 24/7, 365 days a year in support of requests from the RCMP, BC Ambulance, the BC Coroner Service, Parks Canada and the Department of National Defence as well as support municipal governments in time of civil disaster. While wilderness experience and skills in navigation are preferred, if you are 18 years of age, physically fit and willing to work as a member of a team, CVGSAR may be for you. New recruits will be asked to make a minimum six-month commitment to training prior to being selected to participate in the mandatory Ground Search and Rescue Certification Program. The program, running an additional four months, provides recruits with training in basic SAR disciplines such as: An introduction to Search and Rescue in British Columbia, Search tactics, lost person behavior, wilderness navigation (map and compass), first aid, communications, helicopter operations, introduction to rope rescue, swift water rescue, avalanche rescue, tracking, GPS navigation, and wilderness survival. The information session Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at our hall at 3001 Moray Ave. in Courtenay. If you are unable to make this night, submit a resume and cover letter to Box 3511, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 5N5. — Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue

If you could easily protect yourself, your family and those you come into contact with from the flu, why wouldn’t you? That is the question the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) wants you to consider and encourages everyone to get the flu shot this season. “With the flu season already upon us, we want to remind everyone about the importance of getting immunized,” said Dr. Murray Fyfe, VIHA’s medical health officer. The vaccine includes protection from H1N1 as well as two other strains. “The vaccine is the same as last year’s, however immunity does not last, which is why getting an annual flu shot is so important,” noted Fyfe. “The earlier you get your shot in the flu season, the sooner you will be protected throughout the season.” Starting in mid-October, VIHA will provide public flu immunization clinics in communities across the Island to the following groups who are eligible for free flu shots: • People 65 years of age and over and their caregivers; • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts; • Health-care workers;

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This experimental folk duo was born around the campfire of the 2007 Artswells Festival in Wells, B.C. Brown and Fox complement each other beautifully, brushing gently against each other as writers and tastefully restrained singers. Nominated for the 2010 Polaris Prize, Morlove’s debut album All of My Lakes Lay Frozen Over is a collection of evocative folksongs ranging from hushed vocal harmonies and delicate strings to explosions of horns, pulsing pianos and choirs of banjos in unorthodox time signatures.

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Author sharing his book The Courtenay and District Museum will present author Dan Savard with his illustrated lecture Images from the Likeness House on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Savard will explore the relationship between First Peoples in British Columbia, Alaska and Washington, and the native and non-native photographers who made “likenesses” of them from the late 1850s to the 1920s. Images from the Likeness House will appeal to ethnographers, photographers, history buffs and anyone who appreciates a well-taken image. Savard recently retired from the Royal BC Museum, having worked more than 35 years in the Anthropology Audio Visual Collection. Savard’s book Images from the Likeness House was

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DAN SAVARD’S BOOK Images from the Likeness House will be explored Oct. 19 at the Courtenay and District Museum. the winner of the 2011 Roderick HaigBrown Regional Prize awarded to the book “that most contributes to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia.” Copies of the book will be available for

purchase and signing after the lecture. Images from the Likeness House retails for $39.95 (plus tax). Admission to the evening costs $5 per Historical Society member; $6 nonmembers (plus tax).

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5Play will warm up the autumn night on Oct. 20 with a show in the comfort of Joe’s Garage on Fifth Street in Courtenay. The evening will celebrate the release of their first CD, recorded ‘live’ at the Cumberland United Church last November. 5Play thrives on an eclectic repertoire. They deliver a mix of blues, ballads, contemporary folk, swing, old jazz standards and a liberal sprinkling of original tunes. With keyboards, guitars, mandolin, electric and standup bass and percussion, they share lead vocals and harmonies throughout their performances. All members of the band live in Courtenay and came together almost three years ago from entirely different musical and performing backgrounds. Their obvious camaraderie and love of the music they share comes through clearly in their performances. A few of 5Play’s performing highlights include a packed Valentine’s dance at d’Esterre

House in Comox, the Sierra Club’s Spring Fling, the food bank fundraiser at the Mex Pub and the honour of playing at the closing ceremony at the 2010 Seniors’ Games at the Florence Filberg Centre. They have played throughout the Comox Valley. Joe’s Garage is open for dinner, snacks and

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Goaltender Adam Todd returns to Saskatoon Blades as part of trade -- SEE PAGE 28

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Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club wraps up another successful season - SEE PAGE 29

COMOX VALLEY RECORD ♦ SPORTS EDITOR: EARLE COUPER ♦ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011

Rugby not just any game – it’s a game for life Aimee Burley Special to the Record

People ask me a lot why I – a girl – play rugby. A game that appears to be so aggressive and brutal, a game for barbarians. That type of question is part of the reason that I love rugby – it allows people to re-think their assumptions about what it means to be a woman and to play rugby. It’s awesome watching the rookies join, totally unsure, asking themselves what they’re doing here. Not being able to run more than a lap or do push-ups. I watch them morph during the season and see that being strong and fit makes them more beautiful and that tackling other women into the ground on the weekends not only doesn’t compromise femininity, it increases self-confidence and assertiveness. There are not a lot of things in our society besides rugby that allows women to be truly physically aggressive, to use our bodies in the same unafraid, assertive way that men use theirs all the time. My question to you is: why not rugby? Rugby is one of the most skilled games out there. Not really that brutal or aggressive once you know the game. Someone once told me, “You can’t be champions with anything less than 30 players.” It sounds crazy but it’s true: more

than any other sport I’ve played, winning a rugby game requires the full dedication of everyone on the field, not just one or two stars. You have to trust and have confidence that your teammates will be there to support you. You have 15 players on the field, each with a different role but

I love going to ❝ training after a long day, putting everything behind me in the rucks, mauls and passes. I love the feeling when I can make that tackle, run faster, and push myself that little bit further.

organizing together each for the same goals. Teamwork and coordination is everything! To me there is nothing like leaving your heart and soul on the field fighting a rival, then to be socializing and enjoying some food and drinks after with the very same people. This combination of trust and camaraderie is one reason I rely on, respect, and admire the women on my team as much as I do. Almost everyone I know who plays rugby counts the relationships they have made through the sport as one of the main reasons

they stay with it. I love going to training after a long day, putting everything behind me in the rucks, mauls and passes. I love the feeling when I can make that tackle, run faster, and push myself that little bit further. I love the smell of the pitch in the morning of a home game, feeling the combined nervousness and excitement in the preparation for going head-to-head with another team. I love the feeling you have in the last minutes of a game, when you rely on everything you have to pull through for just one more hard scrum, and you’re breathing really hard and you don’t know if you can last – and then one of you does something amazing. At that point there is no way you’d want to be anywhere else in the world. Ten years from now I may not be playing, but I know I will always be a part of my rugby club in some way. My teammates are like my family: we have made bonds that spread to other areas of our lives and know that these bonds will be strong for years to come. Rugby is not just any game, it’s a game for life! • • • The Comox Valley Kickers practise on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:30 at the Fallen Alders field on Royston Road and encourage anyone interested in playing to come check it out.

LEANNE MORRISON GRABS an opponent’s jersey in Kickers game against Cowichan.

AIMEE BURLEY OF the Comox Valley Kickers (right) is a formidable foe for wouldbe tacklers. PHOTOS BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

ALLISON BLIGH OF the Kickers runs into a brick wall during recent action.


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VI Riders set for new season Vancouver Island’s first freestyle snowboard club is getting ready to embrace another amazing season at the Mt. Wash-

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LYDIA HARDING RIDING OWEN won Hi Score Courtenay CADORA club member. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Riders in fine form Riders of all ages enjoyed a full day of events at the Courtenay CADORA Fall Finale Dressage Show on Sept. 18 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. Melanie Houston of Victoria judged riders on their accuracy and quality in execution of the Horse Council BC Dressage tests. She was ably assisted by Shannon Lawrence. “With horse and rider partners turned out in perfect attire the sun just had to shine!” an event spokesperson said. “Congratulations to all competitors on excellent turnouts, well-behaved horses, and great camaraderie.” Results: Hi Point Walk/Trot: Megan Bendrien riding Splashdown. Hi Point Training Level: Trina Yates riding Chaz. Hi Point First Level: Heather

Stewart riding Andorr. Hi Point Second Level: Trina Yates riding Lagavulin. Hi Score Junior rider: Bailey Stewart riding Sugar. Hi Score Senior rider: Heather Stewart riding Andorr. Hi Score Courtenay CADORA club member: Lydia Hardy riding Owen. Hi Point Second level and above: Trina Yates riding Lagavulin. The club would like to thank and acknowledge our generous sponsors: Country Lane Stables, South Country Feed & Supply, Brazen Sportswear, Joint Physiotherapy, Shar-Kare Feed, Greenhawk Vancouver Island, Van-Isle Veterinary, Black Creek Farm & Feed, Vancouver Island Enterprises Topsoil, Linda’s Leathers, and Zellers Courtenay. – Courtenay CADORA

The Wachiay Division of the First Nations Snowboard Team (FNST) is gearing up to hit the slopes of Mount Washington for a sixth year. The program selected aboriginal youth between the ages of nine and 19, with the opportunity to learn and develop their snowboarding skills. Coaching/instruction, equipment and Mount Washington lift passes are provided. “The recreation program is provided free to the selected FNST members,” says Kim Leming, Wachiay Division manager. “In exchange, aboriginal youth are expected to be in good standing in school and community, be drug and alcohol free, and be willing to commit to participate as a Wachiay FNST member for the season.” Past Wachiay FNST participants have come from the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas. Many volunteers have made it possible for the program to succeed the last five years, as well as the support of Mount Washington

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and their staff. “This season we’ll have youth which have obtained their CASI Level One, returning to instruct and mentor this year’s team,” adds Leming. “I’m very proud of these youth, and that our athletes today are the leaders of tomorrow.” More information on the First Nations Snowboard Team is at www.FNriders.com. Application deadline for the 2011/ 2012 Wachiay FNST season is Nov. 4. Application packages are available by contacting Leming at Wachiay Friendship Centre: phone 250-3387793 or e-mail vancouverisland.fnst@gmail. com. – Wachiay Friendship Centre

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Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. **Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Ranger 4X2 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual transmission: [13.5L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.8L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]/ 2011 F-150 4X4 5.0L V6 6-speed Automatic transmission: [15L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. 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Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. 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Curling program teaches students

AERATING THE GREEN is part of the annual wind-up activities at the Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Lawn bowlers wrap Pat Cutt Special to the Record

Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club has completed another successful season. Membership numbers have grown and the new members have already demonstrated a fine and enthusiastic attitude toward the game and the club’s objectives. On Sept. 29, 17 members turned out to “put the green to bed,” which involves aerating, sanding and reseeding and a lot of shovel work, wheelbarrows, gathering benches, and folding away the awnings. Many hands make light work and that principle was well demonstrated. The awards dinner was very well attended and only three or four recipients were not present to receive the congratulations of the

other members. The success of the season was amply demonstrated as the Courtenay club executive captured the President’s Cup Zone trophy and Melie Ursulom and Henri Saucier brought home two (Ladies Singles and Novice Men’s) of the other five available so we have 50 per cent of the Zone trophies. Vern Greenhill also brought home a bronze medal from Provincial Men’s pairs. Final winners of the Friday Night Aggregate were Dean Penny 40 points, Peter Cartwright 32, Archie Harris 29, Bill Brazie 28 and Linda Meers 27. The club has a goal of fundraising to help with renovation and expansion of the clubhouse and the first big event on Sept. 10 raised triple what the orga-

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nizers expected with some major assistance from members and the business community. A huge thank you to those generous folk and also to our Open tournament sponsors. On Sept. 23 a variety of newcomers to the Valley and some NIDES workers tried the game and we hope to see them back in the spring with friends. Farewell was offered to coach Mike MacDonell as he leaves to live in Abbotsford.

Rock Solid Productions Inc. has announced that Capital One Canada is continuing its title sponsorship of the Rocks & Rings program, and the program has also extended an agreement with the Canadian Curling Association, which expands its support as the official national sport partner of the program. The program, now entering its fourth year, has introduced curling to over 160,000 Canadian students to date, and continues to expand its reach. Organizers note it makes learning about curling easy by bringing customized equipment to the schools in day-long visits. Trained instructors deliver a highenergy, interactive and educational program focused on the basics of the sport. The Comox Valley is included in the Canadian communities that offers the program, according to Curl BC. “We have two major goals this year”, com-

mented Chad McMullan, president of Rock Solid Productions. “The first is to top the 100,000 students mark in a single school year for the first time, and the second is to have the program available in every province and territory.” The program will employ 40 instructors across Canada this season, creating jobs for youth and providing them with opportunities to develop leadership and coaching skills. Numerous provincial and regional curling bodies are also involved in making the program bigger and better in their respective regions. The program encourages local volunteer engagement, in helping take the next step of getting kids on to the ice. Teachers and parents are encouraged to visit www.rocksandrings.com to learn more and to register their schools to receive the program. – Curl BC

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Adult Learning Centre Volunteer Tutors The Adult Learning Centre has been providing literacy supports to the Comox Valley since 1993. Volunteer tutors are required for our Adult Literacy program. Teaching background not required, and all tutors receive a 15 hour training and orientation to our program. Next training will commence in October or November, 2011.

Contact: Gabriel @ 250-338-9906 E-mail Gabriel@cvalc.ca Community Justice Centre Society Anti-Hate Play - Interview transcriber As part of a project to produce a play to educate about racism, homophobia and hate activity, the CJC is conducting a series of in-depth interviews with High School students and recent grads about their experiences with bullying, taunting, and harassment on the basis of gender, race, religions, sexual orientation, and the other grounds forming a basis of discrimination. This project requires skilled individuals who can transcribe audio interviews for use by the playwright in developing the play. Skills needed are: typing up taped interviews, reviewing transcript for accuracy, reasonably quick typing speed (60 WPM), close attention to editing and checking against the audio file for accuracy, production of clean final versions. It would be helpful if there was quick turnaround from delivery of the audio file to return of the final transcript. The interviews will be in September - October, 2011 and we will need the transcripts back soon. The script for the play needs to be completed for rehearsals in Jan - Feb for performances in March/Apr/May. This position can set it’s own hours and work from home or in our offices. Be at the heart of an exciting and creative bridging of the arts and anti-racism/anti-homophobia work in the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast.

Resolution Conference Facilitator The restorative justice programme for the Comox Valley is looking for additional facilitators to run resolution conferences involving complainants and respondents involved in disputes (RCMP referrals of criminal matters, school referrals of school based issues, neighbour disputes, DFO/ICBC/Conservation matters, and non-profit organization concerns). If you are a trained mediator (Justice Institute of BC certified or equivalent/similar) we will provide the training to transition to our community-based restorative justice processes. Facilitators are called to run a conference when they are available. Conferences usually begin at 4 PM, Monday to Friday. This is a highly valued volunteer opportunity that provides an opportunity to make a real difference in the community.

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Adoption Counsellor Attend Adopt-a-PAL events on the weekends on a rotation with other volunteers. Some setup & take-down of cages is required. Work with others to organize, monitor and care for kittens. Answer questions from the public. Have the confidence to offer Adoption Applications to interested people, and give instructions on the adoption process (some training provided.) Own transportation. Communication skills.

Food Pick-up Volunteer would assist in picking up food donations at specific locations in the Comox Valley. Does require someone with a good back as some of the bags are large. This is done once a week early morning. Fundraising Committee Volunteers would assist in promotion of fundraising events, organizing volunteers for duties.

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Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763 ISLAND APPLE Inc. (DBA Applebee’s) is looking for several cooks for our location on Vancouver Island, F/T. Wage $13.73/hour, 40 hrs/wk. Applebee past experience an asset. Must have at least 2 yrs cook experience. Willing to work weekends, holidays & late evening shifts. Please fax resumes to 1-604-468-1511 or email: islandapplebee3@yahoo.ca

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DRIVERS WANTED. Kyte Delivery Service has openings for mature, reliable drivers with own small car. (250)334-9210.

Contact Brad Trotman:

sales@comoxvalleydodge.com 250.338.5451 or in-person 4847 North Island Hwy, Courtenay

The John Howard Society of North Island in Campbell River is seeking a temporary, full time Youth Outreach Support Worker. This position provides after hours outreach for youth aged 13 to 19 to reduce high risk alcohol and drug use behaviour, and high-risk street activities. The position supports youth to access a variety of activities and resources in the community. Please refer to the job description on our website, www.jhsni.bc.ca, for duties, responsibilities & qualifications. Please submit resumes to Vicki Luckman, Program Manager, 1455 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay, BC V9N 2K6; fax to 250-338-6568 or e-mail to vicki@jhsni.bc.ca by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. The John Howard Society of North Island is an employment equity employer.

250-338-9663 www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

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THE Black Creek Community Centre is seeking a qualified part-time Recreation Programmer to join our team. Please visit www.bccaonline.ca for more info and apply by October 17th.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

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COURTENAY

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.

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

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed

PRODUCE MANAGER. Jasper Super A is currently recruiting for a Produce Manager. Reporting directly to the Store Manager, the Produce Manager is responsible for all aspects of operating a successful produce department including, scheduling, ordering, receiving, merchandising, gross margins, sales ratios, expense controls, and supervising the produce department. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are essential. Previous produce experience will be considered an asset. TGP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations and want to progress with a dynamic organization, please forward your resume: The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email: humanresources@tgp.ca

Healthcare is the #1 employer in B.C.

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CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

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• First Cook $18.75/hr (up to $1950/wk) • Second Cook $15.75/hr. (up to $1635/wk) • Camp Attendant $14.75/hr. (up to $1530/wk). LRG Catering has seasonal remote location job openings starting in October. Room & Board & Transportation Included while working in camp. Please fax resume to: (1)780-462-0676, or apply online @ www.toughnecks.com

INCOME OPPORTUNITY GET PAID Daily! Now accepting: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

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

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SALES PROFESSIONAL - Courtenay, BC Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating is seeking a full time Sales Professional with Residential HVAC and Plumbing experience for their Courtenay location. We are looking for a candidate with 3-5 years of experience with proven success in direct sales. Responsibilities include building customer relationships, meeting sales targets, educating customers, builders and contractors, and preparing pricing and proposals. For a complete job description and contact info please check out our website at www.torryandsons.com.

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82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

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TRADES, TECHNICAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires FullTime journeyman Automotive Technicians. Email: m i ke g @ s a l m o n a r m g m . c o m fax: 250-832-5314. HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians or 3rd or 4th year Apprentice. Wajax Power Systems, North America’s largest and most trusted distributors of large diesel/natural gas engines and transmission brands. We are seeking individuals with a journeyperson H.E Technician certificate or enrolled in an accredited apprentice program, experience with troubleshooting, has excellent communication skills. You have a valid driver’s licence and driver’s abstract. Put yourself in a powerful position and log on to: www.wajaxpower.com. Apply online or send a resume to: Human Resources, Wajax Power Systems. Email:

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ 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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

WORK WANTED 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

PERSONAL SERVICES

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

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSE CLEANING services. Experienced and reasonable rates. Call 250-338-1456

ESCORTS

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING services available Mon. - Fri. 8:30-4:30 Andrea 650-4124

ATTRACTIVE, SKILLED brunette. Available for appointments. Call (604)347-1958.

COMPUTER SERVICES

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

ART/MUSIC/DANCING VERSATILE MATURE pro drummer accepting students, available for sessions, jams & gigs. 250-792-2426

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

COUNTERTOPS

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Call 250-650-6253

MISC SERVICES 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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FUEL/FIREWOOD 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.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990.

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

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext 170 VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS CAMPBELL RIVER

1358 Marwalk Crescent 250-287-3939 www.crauctions.ca Ltd.

They’re Here! 2011 LIFESTYLE COUPON BOOKS Support the Comox Valley Horseshoe Club Reduced ! ~ $13.00 CASH ONLY Available at Comox Valley Record 765 McPhee Ave. Courtenay

PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK BLOW OUT Plants Sale! Sylvan Vale Nursery, 2104 Kelland Rd., Black Creek. Phone: 250-337-8487. 1 gallon hedging, 4 pots for $10.00

WE’RE ON THE WEB

APARTMENT/CONDO

“Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967”

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $629,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

Large collection of vintage fishing plugs, tackle, sports memorabilia, models, antique pieces, couch sets, collectable art work, limited edition prints, apartment size piano, table sets and so much more.

JASON

Terms Cash, Visa, M/C, = • SAME DAY REMOVAL • CLOSED TUESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

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 details at www.propertysold.ca/8275

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APARTMENTS / CONDOS LAKE TRAIL APARTMENTS

1 & 2 bdrm condos conveniently located with 2 appl and on site coin-op laundry; recent/new renos; decks & windows recently replaced; near schools & bus routes; N/S; N/P; rents from $600/mo; for immediate possession.

ULVERSTON MANOR

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

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

CEDAR MANOR 463-12TH Street

Gorgeous 2 bdrm suite on Courtenay Airpark Walkway; features 6 appls, 2 baths, cork floors, 2 decks, underground parking and much much more; n/s; n/p; immediate possession; $1100/mo.

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.

HYCROFT 1835 Cliffe Ave. Check out our website, for full ad. Viewing: Wed. 9-5 & Thurs. 9-6

Courtenay 2 bdrm + den. f/S, W/D. Elec. heat. Nice yrd. Avail. to quiet n/s tenants. 250-334-3818.

APARTMENT/CONDO

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.

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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!

DUPLEX/4-PLEX

Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668

HANDYPERSONS

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

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. wwww.NorwoodSawmills.com /400OT

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BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x 140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

EDUCATION/TUTORING

Tutoring • K-12 • Reading/Writing • Math • Study Skills • Homework Help • Academic Assessments • Certified Teachers

Eavestrough repairs and cleaning, custom copper and repairs, aluminum and siding repairs. Roof repairs. 25 yrs exp. Seniors discount - free est

TELEPHONE SERVICES

CARPENTRY

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By The Bay Home Repairs and Sheet Metal

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.

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.

TRUMPETER’S LANDING

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

COUSINS ROAD

Exceptionally spacious 3 bdrm duplex, 4 appl, 1.5 bath, lots of windows, & storage; large, fenced back yard with shed; located near schools and shopping; N/S & N/P; $1100/mo; immediate possession.

JOSHUA PLACE

Bright, 1/2 duplex located in West Courtenay features 3 bdrms, 5 appl, & family room with walk out to fully fenced yard; close proximity to Arden Ele. & Ecole Puntledge Park; immediate possession; N/P; $1150/mo.

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

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; N/P, immediate possession

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 Nov.1; N/S; N/P; $750/month

SUITES

SAHTLOOT SUITE

Large bach suite located on quiet cul-de-sac features 2 appl, shared laundry & large bath; many windows allow for lots of natural light; $550/month; avail Nov 1

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.

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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

CAMPBELL RIVER, grd level 2 bdrm + loft, 1600 sq ft on 2 acres, W/D, F/S, F/P, very private, avail immed, $1200 mo. Call Rhonda at 250-650-5057.

OTHER AREAS

NOW ACCEPTING rental applications for 10 new 3 bdrm luxury town homes located just off Ryan Rd. on Centennial Dr. Rents starting at $1250/mth. 250-871-7038 for appointment to view.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 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. COMOX Ideal winter homewant to get away?- relocating? Beach front 1 & 2 bdrm furnished units with utils, cable, internet, parking. NON-SMOKING. Call 250-339-6112. COMOX STUDIO available now $550/mth for more information call 250-702-5339 COURTENAY- 2 BDRM Condo, Nov. 1, W/D, quiet corner unit, convenient to shopping & College, N/S, N/P, must have ref’s, $800, (250)334-8362. LARGE 1 & 2 bdrm. Free heat & H/W, Elevator. From $650 mo. Call 250-334-4646. 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.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca CLOSE TO PUNTLEDGE PARK new 3 bdrm home, 2 1/2 bath. 5 appls, gas F/P. garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 $1,300/mth CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 2 bdrm, 1 bath rancher, 4 appls, fenced yrd, carport, landscaping incl, N/S, No pets. Avail Oct. 1$925/mth COMOX 4 BDRM 2 bath home, 6 appls, gas & wood F/P, family rm, carport, N/S No pets. Avail. Oct. 1$1050/mth COMOX: 3 bdrm manufactured home with addition. F/S, W/D, reno’d, N/P. Avail Nov. 1st. $900. Call (250)248-2749 COMOX LARGE bright newly renovated 1 bdrm grd level in house on Rob Ave. F/S, W/D, window coverings, Franklyn stove in living rm, lots of storage, priv entr, deck, yrd. $700 inclds utils. Refs req’d. Call (250)339-9788 to view. COURTENAY, 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, W/D, F/S, D/W, patio, covered carport, $800 mo, avail Nov. 1, pets neg. Call 250-951-6218. 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.

Apartments•Condos•Suites 322-2300 Mansfield Dr, 1+ Den, 1.5 baths, N/P, N/S, 6 appls. Available Immed. - $1,000/mth 123-2300 Mansfield Dr 2 bdrms plus den, 2 baths, 6 appliances. N/S, N/P Available Oct 15th $1050/mth 1810 Lake Trail Road Apts 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/P. N/S. 2 appls. Available Immed. $650/mth 204-1111 Edgett Road 2 bdrm, 1 bath, N/P, 4 appls. Available Nov 1st $775/mth 108-1050 Braidwood Rd 1 bed, 1 bath, N/P, N/S, 3 appls. Available Nov 1st $625/mth

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COMOX (NEAR Hospital)clean 2 bdrm, 2 bath, office & family rm, 5 appls, fenced yrd. $1050+ utils. (250)897-5789.

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

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 7-1720 13th St 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appls. $800/mth Available Nov. 1st 6754 Buckley Bay Rd 4 bdrm, large family room, double car garage, 3 bath, large deck, 5 appls, located on oceans. $1400/mth Available Nov. 1st 26-2728 1st Street 3 bdrm, 2 bath. N/S, N/P, 3 appls, + microwave. $975/MTH AVAILABLE DEC 1 YORK AREA, (Campbell River), 3 bdrm, 2 bath, no steps Rancher, large 24’ x 24’ shop w/ loft. Lot’s of prkg, ref’s req’d, N/P, N/S, $1400 mo, avail Nov. 1. 250-337-8669.

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A GARRY OAK tree overlooks farmland in the Comox Valley. PHOTO BY BILL JORGENSON

Garry oaks in spotlight The public is invited for an informative multi-media presentation that looks at the history and present status of Garry oak trees and their ecosystems in the Comox Valley. The presentation, which will include the rare Point Holmes sand dune ecosystem, begins in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College this Friday at 7 p.m. The gnarly, but majestic, Garry oak tree was at the heart of controversy over a recent, but now abandoned, proposal to build a new school on land beside Vanier Secondary School. The Comox Valley was once home to large expanses of Garry oak woodlands, which occur in Canada only in southwestern B.C. On Vancouver Island, the Garry oak is at the northern extent of its range in the Comox Valley, and often appears in unusual associations with other species. Historically, Garry oak ecosystems played an important role in the lives and culture of First Nations people. Today, only five per cent of the original Garry oak habitat in British Columbia remains, much of it having been

cleared for agriculture, and for residential and industrial development. The Comox Valley Conservation Strategy Community Partnership and the Comox Valley Naturalist Society are co-sponsoring the presentation in an effort to promote greater study and protection of the remaining Garry oak trees, woodlands and associated ecosystems to ensure that their values are not lost forever. Garry oak ecosystems are home to a rich assemblage of plant and animal species, some found nowhere else in the world. The Garry oak celebration will include speakers such as Garry oak expert Dr. Kathy Dunster, a Denman Island resident and biologist; Holly Clermont of the Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team; Kerry Dawson and Jack Minard of the CVCS; and Dr. Loys Maignon (RPBio), vicepresident of the CVNS and chair of the Canadian Advisory Committee on Water Quality Sampling Methods. The speakers will talk briefly about why Garry oak ecosystems are important and will examine current and

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potential strategies to increase their protection locally. In addition, a short video by Kerry Dawson entitled Sensitive Natural Areas of Point Holmes will be premiered and a slideshow featuring beautiful images taken by talented local photographers will also be shown, followed by a question and answer session with the speakers. For gardeners and landowners, information on expanding Garry Oak habitat on your property will be available and copies of The Garry Oak Gardener’s Handbook will be sold. Interested gardeners may also sign up for a Garry oak gardener’s workshop to be offered in the spring. — Comox Valley Conservation Strategy Community Partnership

Comox United Church and the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship will jointly present the film Journey of the Universe this Friday. The film uses scientific insights to tell a 14-billion-year story from the Big Bang, through the evolution of life from single cells into mammals, and on to the development of human consciousness. Brian Swimme, an evolutionary philosopher, and Mary Tucker, an ecologist and faculty member of Yale Divinity School, have created a beautiful and inspiring film that tells a scientific creation story. The film ends with a question: Now that humans are conscious and aware of their effect on the Earth’s environment, what will be our response? The film will be shown at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church at 250 Beach Ave. Admission is by donation. There will be a short discussion of issues raised by the film. — Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

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C.V. NEEDLEARTS Guild meets every Wednesday, Berwick Comox Valley Retirement Residence, 1700 Comox Ave. (next to Comox Centre Mall), 7–9 p.m. FMI: 250-334-0935.

COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30–11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. MEDITATION Group: Discover Your Buddha-nature with Ch’an (Chinese Zen), meets Thursday nights, Room 200, Courtenay Elementary School, McPhee Ave., 7–9 p.m. By donation. If you have no meditation experience contact Adrian 250-898-8201, adrian2@shaw.ca. FMI: chancommunity.ca.

Thursday, Oct. 13 COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30– 11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3 369. C.V. WBN meeting features Pat Allen of Tesseract Consulting, Best Western Westerly Hotel. Register online: www. cvwbn.org. MEDITATION Group: Discover Your Buddha-nature with Ch’an (Chinese Zen), meets Thursday nights, Room 200, Courtenay Elementary School, McPhee Ave., 7–9 p.m. By donation. If you have no meditation experience contact Adrian 250-898-8201, adrian2@shaw.ca. FMI: chancommunity.ca. C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Brooklyn Creek/Mac Laing walk; meet at Filberg Road beside Filberg Park, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Gina 250-890-9336, Doris 250871-3407, Sue 250-898-8333, www.cvnewcomers.net.

Saturday, Oct. 15 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Ralph Barrat, C.V. Exhibition Grounds, Headquarters Road, 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. OCEAN Waves Square Dance Club with callers Fran & Roger Archambault & cuers Lorna & Carmen Corbet, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10 p.m. FMI: Cathy or Guy 250-338-7942.

KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society hosts Walk for the Kitties, Courtenay Airpark, 10 a.m. Fundraiser for the Society; need to walk only once around the park; forms on website. FMI: 250-218-7223, www.kittycatpals.com. SPIRIT FAIR, Band Hall, 3310 Comox Rd., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Psychics, speakers, spiritually minded businesses. $5 entry, partial proceeds to C.V. Food Bank. FMI: www.mysticvancouverisland.com.

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HEART Support Group Comox Valley Chapter meeting, Comox Rec Centre, 1855 Noel Ave., 7 p.m. Guest speaker physiotherapist Jennifer Bird. Support for all heart procedures including spouses. FMI: 250-339-5349. C.V. NEEDLEARTS Guild meets every Wednesday, Berwick Comox Valley Retirement Residence, 1700 Comox Ave. (next to Comox Centre Mall), 7–9 p.m. FMI: 250-334-0935. COURTENAY & District Museum presents illustrated lecture Images from the Likeness House with author Dan Savard, 207 - 4th St., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $6 (+ HST); advance recommended. FMI: 250-334-0686.

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Friday, Oct. 21 C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Miracle Beach Provincial Park walk; meet at Home Depot recycling area, 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Glayne 250-3395851, Bonnie 250-941-3836, Brenda 250-871-3680, www. cvnewcomers.net.

Saturday, Oct. 22 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Helen Austin, 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. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 C.V. SOCIAL Planning Society hosts fall Inter-Agency Update Brown Bag Lunch, Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre, 12–1:30 p.m.. All agencies & societies welcome. Bring lunch & 2 to 3-min. update on your community group. FMI: 250335-2003. ABORIGINAL Education Council (Comox Valley School District) AGM, Aboriginal Education Centre, 665–16th St. (down lane, green building behind Courtenay Elementary School), 5:30 p.m. If your child is First Nations, Metis or Inuit, parent/guardian representatives needed. Dinner & on-site childcare provided. FMI: Bruce Carlos 250-331-4040. C.V. NEEDLEARTS Guild meets every Wednesday, Berwick Comox Valley Retirement Residence, 1700 Comox Ave. (next to Comox Centre mall), 7–9 p.m. FMI: 250-334-0935.

Thursday, Oct. 27 COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30–11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. MEDITATION Group: Discover Your Buddha-nature with Ch’an (Chinese Zen), meets Thursday nights, Room 200, Courtenay Elementary School, McPhee Ave., 7–9 p.m. By donation. If you have no meditation experience contact Adrian 250-898-8201, adrian2@shaw.ca. FMI: chancommunity.ca.


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Mid Island Gifts marking decade

TERRI PERRIN will display her knowledge of the Chinese art of feng shui at two public appearances this month.

Feng shui researched Terri Perrin of the Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui is in the final weeks of an intense 16-week feng shui mentorship program with one of North America’s mostrespected experts. She is excited to share what she has learned at two events in the Comox Valley. Perrin, a professional feng shui consultant and author, invites Comox Valley residents to learn more by visiting the Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui booth at the HomeBased Business Association’s Small Business Expo this Friday at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay from 1 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, with a donation to the food bank. Perrin will also be at the Spirit Fair at the K’ómoks Band Hall on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $5. At 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 16, Perrin will also give a 15-minute Introduction to Feng Shui talk at the Spirit Fair. Other than admission to the fair, there is no extra cost to attend this session. Perrin was one of only seven feng shui consultants in the world invited to participate in David Daniel Kennedy’s fall 2011 mentorship program. Kennedy, the author of Feng Shui for Dummies and several other best-selling books, lives in Berkeley, Calif., used Internet-based communications systems to connect with mentorees and provided weekly group classes, one-on-one mentoring, and case study analysis of client’s homes. “I am grateful that several area residents permitted me to use their home consultations as part of the case study program,”

explains Perrin. “The case studies were the best part of the mentorship and they contributed significantly to my education, resulting in a complete reorganization of my home and business consultation process. To be able to benefit from this advanced training … from the comfort of my home in the Comox Valley … was amazing!” To learn more about feng shui and how you can create a home (or work) environment that helps you improve health, wealth, relationships and more, be sure to visit the Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui booth at the Small Business Expo or the Spirit Fair. For more information, check the Events page at www.FAOIFengShui.com or call 250-218-4952. Perrin, of Comox, began studying feng shui in 2006. She received her Feng Shui Practitioner certificate from Mount Royal University in Calgary in 2008. She launched

Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui after moving to Vancouver Island in 2009. Dedicated to continual learning, Perrin became a student and disciple of the late His Holiness Professor Lin Yun, founder of the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui School and has also received advanced training from several of North America’s most-respected feng shui masters. In the past three years, Perrin has delivered interactive and inspiring workshops, and performed consultations across Vancouver Island. Perrin released her first feng shui book — The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Crystals in January 2011. Her efforts to promote her business earned her the Comox Valley Home-Based Business Association’s 2010 New Business of the Year Award and 2011 Business of the Year Award. — Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui

Mid Island Gifts is celebrating a successful 10 years at the Comox Valley Airport. “For the last decade, Mid Island Gifts has provided our passengers with unique giftware that is locally produced,” said YQQ CEO Shirley de Silva. “This one-of-a-kind shop has contributed greatly to our passenger experience and has been a generous supporter of artists in our community.” Owner Diane Weir has always been interested in the local arts and crafts scene, and when the opportunity presented itself at YQQ, the business was a natural fit for her. “I’ve had the privilege to work with more than 200 Vancouver Island artists and producers, many of whom have become friends over the years,” said Weir. “Our biggest challenge has always been to find more room for the new work artists bring to us.” Mid Island Gifts started out as a kiosk at YQQ with limited stock and then expanded to its current location, when the new terminal building was constructed in 2004. “Our original funding came from Community Futures, a group that had the patience and the resources to help me develop a vision and a business plan,” explained Weir. “Community Futures made it possible for us to get started in the old terminal until we could prove that a market existed for local or handmade products.” Now Mid Island

Gifts is firmly established at YQQ and has built a loyal following of customers. “Moving into the new terminal was a period of huge growth for us,” said Weir. “As more flights and destinations were added at YQQ, I had to rely more and more on my dedicated staff. I owe much of my success to these wonderful people; I simply couldn’t have managed without them! “Being part of YQQ has always been interesting,” concluded Weir. “On a daily basis, we meet people from all walks of life, heading out in dozens of different directions, for holidays or business. We also have many regular customers, who just come to the Comox Valley Airport to shop for special occasion gifts.” To thank the community for its tremendous support throughout the last 10 years, Mid Island Gifts will host a sale until Oct. 16. Mid Island Gifts also invites all the passengers and its valued customers to enter their name for a free chance to win 10 gift certificates valued up to $100 to be drawn Oct. 17. — Comox Valley Airport

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There’s hope for the future Cynicism and despair about the future is understandable for journalists. Like the police, we often deal with people at their worst. We find ample evidence of greed, cruelty and stupidity in news reports from elsewhere. At least twice a year, though, our faith in humanity and its future is reinvigorated. Besides Christmas, there are the Governor-General Medals for Academic Excellence. With apologies to other worthy G-G Award recipients, the stories in Friday’s Record were particularly inspiring and poignant. Emma Dubé, Highland Secondary School’s G-G medal winner, will switch from North Island College to UVic next year, leaning toward archeology. “Archeology and anthropology is the study of people throughout time and space,” she said in an interview. “It’s a combination of art, which I love, and history and ideas and understanding people and where they came from. It’s almost like soul searching, almost understanding myself and others.” This is a deep and compassionate thinker, particularly considering she’s just 17. Besides starring academically, she tutored classmates in English 12 and Biology 12 as well as being “the backbone” of Christmas Hamper donations. Dubé did all this and more in spite of being deaf in her right ear since birth. Peter Wizinsky also knows what it’s like to overcome an obstacle to achieve academic excellence. The North Island Distance Education School’s G-G medal recipient is high-functioning autistic, who describes his elementary school years as “hellish,” being teased and marginalized by his peers. Wizinsky, who hopes to earn a bachelor of science degree and follow his grandfather’s footsteps as a research scientist in chemistry, seems to have turned out even better than his “peers.” He, Dubé and other G-G award earners are in good company, which includes Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas and Robert Bourassa. It seems there’s hope for the future after all. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Sixty-nine per cent so far say Courtenay council should have voted to seek alternative sites for a homeless shelter. What do you think about this controversial issue? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Co Const. Nicole Hall of the Comox Valley RCMP earned an Award for Valour for trying to save a drowning teen even though she did not swim well.

A man was doubly victimized Saturday in that he was injured during a fire that destroyed his residence in Comox.

What hospice is – and is not Dear editor, This past Friday (Oct. 7), a guest editorial from the Victoria News regarding End of Life Care in British Columbia was reprinted in the Comox Valley Record. As I began reading the piece, I was pleased that a thoughtful and realistic view of this looming issue was being addressed in a forthright manner. Unfortunately, as I read on, I was horrified by the description of “hospices” which was, at best, grossly inaccurate and misleading. In addition, it was disconcerting to see the implication that currently non-existent funding for hospices should be diverted to other programs such as iPANEL. First, “hospice” refers to a philosophy of care — regardless of where that care is delivered. Hospice care is compassionate, holistic end-of-life care which focuses on supporting the person who is dying and their loved ones to live each day to the fullest. At the core of this care is a respect for the person’s dignity and comfort — all based on their choices and beliefs. Hospice care can be provided in hospitals which sometimes have palliative care units, in residential hospices, in nursing homes or in the person’s home. Second, when the term “hospice” is used to describe the location of care, it refers to homelike places where the person is cared for in a private room by specially trained multi-disciplinary staff. Family members and loved ones are encouraged to be present and involved — rather than having to abide by the more rigid guidelines often found in acute care facilities. Hospice care focuses on the medical, emotional, spiritual and practical concerns of the dying person and their loved ones. Grief and bereavement support is offered to those who must

go on living with their lives forever changed by the death of a loved one. Support for caregivers, often overwhelmed by the demands of caregiving, is also available. Further, in most communities in the province, people have almost no choice about where they will receive care in their last days and weeks. For example, on Vancouver

It is absolutely correct that each of us has a right, regardless of where we live, to have access to compassionate, high-quality and appropriate end-of-life care. It is also correct that policymakers have failed to address funding of these programs and services at even the most minimal levels.

Terri Odeneal

Island, the only “hospice” is in Victoria — and, that is only partially funded by the Vancouver Island Health Authority — the majority of the funding comes from the generosity of the community through donations. In the Comox Valley, we have no dedicated acute palliative hospital beds/services and no residential hospice beds/services. People who do not choose to die at home or simply cannot be supported at home by their loved ones all too often end up in a hospital ward, or even worse, on a gurney in the hall — if they are able to be admitted at all. Home caregivers are all too often emotionally, physically and financially devastated as they are frequently given no alternative but to try and take this on.

This is in no way meant to say that everyone is not trying to do their best — rather that many of the necessary resources and services are simply not available here. It is absolutely correct that each of us has a right, regardless of where we live, to have access to compassionate, high-quality and appropriate end-of-life care. It is also correct that policymakers have failed to address funding of these programs and services at even the most minimal levels — especially outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland. Although certainly inequitable, availability of hospice services in our community is almost solely dependent on the generosity of the community forcing our community hospice to go begging for program funding. I would suggest, that while programs such as iPANEL are very worthwhile, they are not meant to replace hospices or other end-of-life care support which is desperately in need of core funding support from the province. As so accurately put by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, in his 2005 Stanford University commencement address, “Death is a destination we all share.” If our community is to meet the ever-increasing end-of-life care demands being placed on both formal and informal caregivers, residents of the Comox Valley must work together to ensure each of us who is dying or caring for a loved one who is dying, has access to a full continuum of well co-ordinated and integrated hospice palliative care services as envisioned in the 2006 Ministry of Health Provincial End of Life Framework — a plan which has seen only very minimal implementation more than five years later. Terri Odeneal Editor’s note: Terri Odeneal is the executive director of the Comox Valley Hospice Society.


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Bankrupt of good ideas Dear editor, On Oct. 3, Christy Clark opened the legislature after a long break and declared the agenda for her government in the Throne Speech. Despite some vague statements, this speech offered little for the public education system. While on the one hand praising teachers and stating that the province is fortunate to have thousands of dedicated teachers throughout our K-12 system, she then implied that teachers were using outdated pedagogy and needed to improve their skills to help students meet the demands of the 21st century. There was no mention made of the downloading of costs to local school boards and the 10 years of chronic underfunding of public education that have been a mainstay of Liberal government policy since 2001. There was also no mention of the Supreme Court ruling from last April which declared Bills 27 and 28 unconstitutional — the legislation that Christy Clark in her role as Education Minister said would provide parents with more “choice and flexibility.” The recent uproar from parents at Royston Elementary illustrated just how empty these promises can be when it comes to organizing

classes under Clark’s regulations. These bills stripped teachers’ contracts of locally bargained class size and composition language that had been working successfully for years, and now the judge has given the government one year to address the issue. One can only hope that the Liberals are not going to try to defy the courts when it comes to redress for this issue that impacts all children in the province. Teachers believe that the Supreme Court ruling means that the class language that was illegally stripped should now be returned to their contracts, as this guaranteed universal access and equitability for all children and violations were dealt with through a transparent and enforceable dispute resolution mechanism. While it was encouraging to hear the government state the importance of public education for students and for the future prosperity of the province, it was disappointing to see that the Liberals are bankrupt of concrete ideas on how to make this happen. Steve Stanley Editor’s note: Steve Stanley is the president of the Courtenay and District Teachers’ Association, a branch of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.

Japanese need assistance Dear editor, Re: Courtenay activist fundraising for another trip to Japan. With regard to the above article, I suppose saving dolphins is a good excuse for a trip funded by donations. Having come back from Japan after six years, I suggest the fundraising activist watch the Japanese news online. I go to FNN — if she does a Google search, she’ll find it. One of FNN’s more recent news articles was about the difficulty for moms in Fukushima, and neighbouring prefectures. The purchase of safe vegetables. Having to dry clothing inside (many Japanese do not have a clothes dryer and live in very small apartments), rather than outside, to

avoid radiation. The concern about children playing outside, and of the government raising the amount of radiation that children attending school can be exposed to. It is so very hard right now, for people of often very modest means, in Japan. I understand that a trip ‘saving’ dolphins is very ‘groovy,’ and they are so cute, aren’t they? However, I feel that those donated funds would be put to better use by the Japanese Red Cross. The tsunami cleanup is still going on, many people are living in shelters or temporary housing and there is still a great deal of distress. Louise Evans, Courtenay

Hospital site‘unacceptable’ Dear editor, We moved to this beautiful Valley a year ago. I do not know the details of past information on the new hospital location, nor have I taken the time to research that history. However, I have read many letters and news reports on the location of a new hospital.I find it hard to believe that the Ryan Road location is considered acceptable for this purpose.

I live on Memorial Drive and travel or walk in the Ryan Road/ college vicinity often. As a three-term councillor in an Interior municipality, I find this decision by our local council unacceptable. Do what is right for our citizens; not what (it seems) has some kind of ‘political’ purpose. Thomas Witty, Courtenay

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I AM NOT special, I am not unique, I am like every other woman out there; I make mistakes. Some mistakes are small, some forgivable, but others life changing. When I got pregnant with my son, I knew it would be life changing, especially when me and the father didn’t stay together. After a year of maternity, the security of a job to go back to is something that gives comfort to any mother or family. When that job wasn’t there or rather changed so dramatically, it prompted me to try and get some help. The matter is not resolved and so I have proceeded to try and find another full-time position in the Comox Valley. I have a few years of college: Counselling and psychology and before that, accounting and bookkeeping. I have worked in offices since I was 19 and I feel at home being the filter, the glue and the first person one would see when walking into an office. I have always loved working. In the past few months, 40 of my resumés have been sent out and I have had eight interviews. My last interview sent me to Powell River for the entire day with another gal who was up for the same position; talk about awkward. I have done my best to not talk about my personal life in an interview; knowing full well the thoughts and assumptions it would create. Single mom: possibly unreliable. Sick kid, no daycare, doctor appointments, dentist appointments, meetings with the teacher, etc. The list could go on. But what no perspective employer knows or even asks: I have great friends; I even have daycare for pete sake. Even though I have lived in the Valley for only a few years I have such a wonderful community of friends. My son has great godparents, grandparents, and aunties. I have other lovely mom friends; all who are so willing to lend me a helping hand. It takes a community to raise a child, right? In my case, yes it does. When I responded to an e-mail after an interview in the conservative format of, “We are sorry but the position has been filled,” I responded with some questions and a prompting as to why I didn’t get the position. They stated that I interviewed well, had a lovely personality, great previous experience, confident and capable. But it was my personal situation that they could see may be an issue. With long hours required, and work needing to be brought home at times, a woman in my position may feel

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stretched. My position? I guess they mean single mom position. I really feel like I am hitting my head against a brick wall here. Is this really the reality for single moms? Is it really this difficult in 2011 for a single educated mother to retain a suitable home or a job for her and her family — alone? I am far from being a feminist, however, I am all for equality for the sexes. What frustrates me most is the men out there who are not caring for their children full time have every opportunity in the world to find a job and never would a prospective employer ever fault them for being a parent. Does anyone out there even know what a mother manages to accomplish in a day; having a job is like a much

A HUGE BOUQUET of red roses to Michelle at Cloverdale Paints. When she heard that the Comox Valley Transition Society needed to repaint a large room used for everything from support groups to a weekly lunch for homeless women, Michelle not only donated the paint, but she also donated her time to paint the room! Thank you, Michelle, for your generosity and community-mindedness! The room is beautiful! THE GRADE 4S and 5s from Mrs. Harry’s, Mrs. May’s, and Ms. Segriff’s classes accompanied Ms. Slater on a gratitude tour on Oct. 7. They walked from Arden Elementary

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School to Ruth Masters Park, the YANA office, Hot Chocolates, the Fire Department and the Food Bank. At each stop, the students were able to personally thank the business owners or volunteers and hand them handcrafted cards. Ruth Masters was treated to a rehearsed song, and she returned the favour by playing a song for the students on her harmonica. The students put much time and energy into this tour and although they were tired from a very long walk, they were thankful to be able to meet these community-minded individuals and show them how much they appreciate them. IT IS NOW Thanksgiving weekend 2011 and I am still listening to the noisy motorcycles! I don’t believe enough is being done. I asked a police officer one day when a noisy bike went by us at Simms Millennium Park and she said she wasn’t with the traffic segment of the local RCMP. Give me a break.

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 Liz Stubbs ~ who planned & organized the event  Barb, Jana & Helen our cutting garden volunteers  Teri Karsin ~ Filberg Head Gardener  Al Fraser ~ Town of Comox Parks Dept.  Eden Lindsay-Bodie & Cody ~ Admin FHLPA  Phil Ermacora ~ Filberg Caretaker  CV Horticultural Society ~ Leslie Cox  Master Gardener ~Anne McMillan  Master Gardener in Training ~ Mark Fleming  Sharon Rouleau  Jack & Mary Holden  Bonnie Scott  Yves Bosse  Sue Medley The dozens of Comox Valley gardeners who donated so generously, and all who came out to support our event.

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TV stunts won’t solve problems in B.C. courtrooms VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark handed her opponents more ammunition last week with her latest “ready, fire, aim” episode, calling for radio and TV coverage of Stanley Cup riot prosecutions. The day after this half-baked idea was announced, in the throne speech no less, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond had to sign an executive order directing Crown prosecutors to ask judges for broadcast coverage. Prosecutors have enough trouble getting convictions in our stumbling, delayplagued court system without spending time on TV applications for minor cases. Bond referred reporters to the long list of conditions under which broadcasting may be done from court. In the unlikely event a judge

consents to broadcast access, nothing can be aired until at least two hours after a morning or afternoon session has been adjourned. Absurdly, everyone involved, from lawyers to witnesses to defendants, has a veto over their image or voice being broadcast. No accused people would consent to that. The rules are designed to fail. I’m all in favour of televising court, not so much to shame perpetrators as to show what a cozy little closed shop it is. I recently sat in on the plea-bargained sentence for James Roy Taylor, the former Fraser Health technology manager caught with his hand in the cookie jar for the second time in his career. Crown and defence lawyers exchanged legalese barely above a whisper, congratulat-

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FLETCHER ing each other for the elegance of the tap on the wrist they were giving Taylor for accepting multiple benefits in exchange for approving fraudulent invoices for a doctor supplying questionable electronic health services. Taylor has to do community service, pay back the lolly he admits to accepting, and take a reduced government pension on account of being fired as a crook. Poor fellow. Anyone who has sat in court for long sees the endless parade of adjournments and excuses that often substitute for progress. Years ago I worked with a pioneering group of

youth court observers, ordinary citizens horrified by the sluggish pace of proceedings. Day after day they saw smirking teens watch lawyers compare schedules before heading off to lunch. Those citizens’ efforts led to a diversion program for first-time offenders to provide some kind of timely consequences for first-time offenders. Don’t take it from me on the state of our courts. Gov. Gen. David Johnston, a law professor before being appointed the Queen’s representative in Canada, gave a speech in August in which he ripped lawyers for violating their social contract with the public with unacceptable delays. “We enjoy a monopoly to practise law,” Johnston told the Canadian Bar Association’s annual meeting.

“In return, we are dutybound to serve our clients competently, to improve justice and to continuously create the good. That’s the deal.” As usual, the political debate is nearly sterile. The NDP wants more judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and courthouses. Pour more money in, just like the school and health systems, says the party that hasn’t had a new idea in 30 years. Bond did propose a new idea last week, and it has the potential to make a difference. She is creating a new charge of public drunkenness under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. This is similar to the recent revision of impaired driving laws, giving police the ability to assess steep fines and impound vehicles on the roadside. Perhaps by the time the

next big drunken riot starts to brew, cops will actually be able to do something about it. Going around the court system is their

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The second annual Cumberland Fall Classic bike race celebrated another successful event earlier this month. The fall classic, hosted by the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) — Cumberland’s mountain bike club — is a fun fundraiser for the Cumberland Community Forest Society. “This year’s event had over 60 riders and raised over $1,000 for the forest society,” said UROC president Mike Manara. “A big thanks goes to all UROC members and other riders for their participation in the bike race. We had riders as young as 10 ride the course this year, adding to the community atmosphere of the event. “This is a key

event for UROC,” said Manara. “The Cumberland Community Forest Society has been working hard for many years to preserve land in and around the Village of Cumberland, which ultimately will help protect our trails. “Many riders come to Cumberland believing that most of the trails are protected under the community forest. However, this is far from being the case. “Only a handful of our great riding trails fall within the current community forest boundary. The remainder of the trails are on private forest land, built with permission, but still subject to logging (as is readily evident) and other potential developments.” UROC is also initiat-

ing a research project that would allow them to better understand the value and characteristics of mountain biking in the community. “In addition to gaining a better understanding of the economic impact of mountain biking in Cumberland and the greater Comox Valley, this study has a number of benefits,” said Evan Loveless, who is organizing the research project for UROC. “It will provide us with a better understanding of the characteristics of mountain biking in the area so we can work to develop better trails and supporting services. “It will provide us with a better understanding of the demographics of mountain

biking in our community, thus allowing us to target marketing activities to mountain bike tourists visiting our area. It will also assist us when dealing with local landowners when discussing future logging plans, trail development and land acquisitions.” “A research project like this is an ambitious undertaking for a relatively small club like UROC”, said Manara. “But we are fortunate to have a wealth of talented and skilled people in our group and in Cumberland. We also have a great core of volunteers. “UROC will also be partnering with local governments and potential funders to make the project a success, fulfilling all our

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