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A dog breeder had her world turned upside down last week when SPCA officials seized 71 dogs from her Merville property. It’s as if the plague swept through Green Acres Kennels, says Nancy Kitching, who now has just six dogs and eight puppies. “If I had 71 dogs that weren’t healthy, well, I’d be a monkey’s uncle,” she said. “I’m open to the public. I collect taxes, and try and be a good citizen.” She said she was told her dogs were seized because they were stressed, hyper and needed vet care, among other reasons. “They are going to paint it all different ways,” Kitching said. The SPCA said the seized animals met the definition of distress under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act with a number of health concerns such as periodontal disease and untreated dermatitis. It also said the dogs had difficulty breathing through their noses due to a lack of ventilation. “All of the dogs met the defini-

tion of distress and were removed from the property and provided with treatment,” said Marcie Moriarty, the BCSPCA’s general manager of cruelty investigations. “There were significant concerns. We don’t seize for the heck of it.” Kitching said local SPCA officials seemed satisfied on previous visits. Last week, however, an SPCA special constable and RCMP attended. She said a recent incident in Whistler where sled dogs were put down triggered a new animal cruelty law penned by the vet association. “Dogs have evolved higher than people,” Kitching said, noting teeth-cleaning expenses and vet checks. “So I have to spend megamoney at the vet now.” Kitching’s stock included English and French bulldogs, each worth thousands of dollars. She figures she lost at least $50,000 worth of dogs but would have to spend even more on lawyers and boarding fees to get them back. So all she can do is cut her losses. “It’s pretty corrupt,” said Kitch-

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NANCY KITCHING POSES with a French bulldog at Green Acres Kennels in Merville. PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

MusicFest 2011 had lots of terrific sounds, sights List of highlights was lengthy

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There’s quality and there’s quantity. The 17th annual Vancouver Island MusicFest had both. Opening Thursday with multiGrammy winner Alison Krauss & Union Station, and closing Sunday night with ‘60s icon David Crosby, the exhibition grounds once again hummed with a variety of musical styles throughout the course of the weekend. Highlights? “Too many to speak of,” said associate producer Meaghan Cur-

sons, noting the Saturday night performance of social satirist Randy Newman. “When one guy on a piano can hold the audience for 75 minutes...Certain songs when he started playing, everyone looked in and started listening. “It’s rare that we have a performer that pulls everyone in from across the generations and there’s a stillness over the air. That was a beautiful moment.” She also noted the adoration that was clearly evident at Crosby’s show.

“I think there are a lot of people out there who just wanted to stand in his presence. What an amazing musician, and just a quintessential North American musician’s story. David Crosby is that.” She said the festival also featured “a million other magical moments.” Like guitarist Albert Lee and singer Jon Anderson reuniting since the last time they saw each other about 30 years ago. Artistic director/executive pro-

ducer Doug Cox spoke to a number of attendees who said it was the festival’s best-ever lineup. “The Alison Krauss concert was absolutely stunning,” Cox said. “We made a lot of great improvements this year, including the sound quality at the main stage and the placing of the stage. And just how peaceful everything was. We had very few incidents this year compared to previous years.” Cox, an accomplished musician who tours festivals around the world, hears time and again from performers that MusicFest is the

Juno-award winning reggae-pop group Bedouin Soundclash is topping The Big Time Out lineup this year. The 2011 lineup also features Oakland-based Beats Antique, the Boom Booms, Dub FX, Kim Churchill, Current Swell, Emily Spiller, and Kuba Oms and the Velvet Revolution. Earlybird tickets are available until Friday for the two-day show, which is being held Aug. 12 and 13 in Cumberland.

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at the edges,” she said, noting the sense of community inherent in the festival year after year. “If we continue to have support of the

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Homeless shelter tour educational Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Local Chamber of Commerce members and Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association representatives took a firsthand look last week at a pair of emergency shelters during a bus tour that stopped at the New Hope Centre in Nanaimo and Warmland House in the Cowichan Valley. The Salvation Army operates the former and the Canadian Mental Health Association the latter. The purpose of the tour was to explain services and benefits a homeless shelter could provide to the Comox Valley. The regional district has purchased property in the 800 block of Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay that has been earmarked for a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week shelter. “Both of those operations are doing great things in the community,” said Salvation Army community ministries director Brent Hobden.

Along with community showers and lunch programs, both facilities offer chiropractic services. Warmland clients can also access a podiatrist. Hobden said there were some “extremely positive questions and answers” during the tour. While he recognizes there has been some pushback from businesses near the proposed shelter location in Courtenay, Hobden said downtown is where homeless people typically congregate. “It’s all a matter of education,” he said. “We desperately need to get the word out and show people that this has been done in most other communities around British Columbia. When a shelter is put up, it always has extremely positive results, and that’s exactly the same thing that’s going to happen here once we get it up and running.” As it stands, the Salvation Army offers services but programming opportunities are limited. Hobden said Pidcock House is

the only homeless shelter in the Valley, but it does not operate 24 hours a day. The approximate 45-minute walk from Pidcock to the Salvation Army Family Services at 2966 Kilpatrick Ave. can be a difficult trek for some clients. ‘’Having on-site services would go a long way,” Hobden said. “Right now there’s a lot of people that are falling through the cracks.” Mark Middleton, president of the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, said the shelters in Nanaimo and Duncan resulted from the collaborative efforts of businesses, the public and three levels of government. “I guess they received opposition and questions like we get,” Middleton said. “But in the long run, you’d have to believe their communities are better off with a shelter than they are without.” He said the shelters are completely different in that Nanaimo is dry and Duncan wet. The latter, he noted, is next door to an

elementary school, from where students help tend a community garden and learn about agriculture. “I think at the same time they’re exposed to people that are suffering with addiction issues,” Middleton said. “It makes them more tolerant perhaps as they grow older.” He also noted visitors at New Hope and Warmland are considered clients, around whose needs the shelters were designed and built. “We’ve got some work ahead of us, but the trip was definitely a positive step in my mind,” Middleton said. “Now it’s just a matter of trying to figure out what needs to happen, from ground zero to having a facility that best suits the needs of the people that are going to use it. “It’s going to have its controversy, regardless of where it’s built and when it’s built. But at some point we’ve got to get beyond that and flat out do the right thing.” reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Comox Valley RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred during the evening of July 1 at a storage facility at Piercy Road and 29th Street in Courtenay. The boat fire was extinguished by the Courtenay fire department. RCMP confirm the storage compound has been victimized by many fires over the past couple of years. The cause of this fire is unknown and anyone with information is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. ••• The RCMP’s North Island Traffic Services wishes to remind those who operate motorcycles that enforcement will be continuous over the summer months. They add this is due partially to the number of serious collisions that have occurred in the past on highways. Over the past several weeks, North Island Traf-

fic Services has impounded motorcycles, issued two 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions, and completed five vehicle suspensions, which have been as a result of speed violations and/or alcohol-related offences. ••• Employees and volunteers of the Comox Valley RCMP detachment are amazed with the outpouring of support they received from the community at Simms Park on Thursday for a barbecue lunch in support of Noah Cossenas. Cossenas, a 13-year-old son of one of the detachment’s employees, suffered a brain aneurysm a few weeks ago. He was airlifted to BC Children’s hospital for surgery and is now recovering as he attempts to regain mobility in his partially paralyzed body. Cossenas, along with his mother, will be in Vancouver for the next couple of months. — Comox Valley RCMP

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ing, who gradually built up her business while raising two children after moving to the property 24 years ago. “It’s like my whole life I’ve worked up to this point.” For the time being, her main source of income is a widow’s pension. “This isn’t a puppy mill. We’re devastated.” The SPCA will adopt out

the dogs. “We always give the animal owner an opportunity, and that was done in this case,” said Moriarty, noting one puppy will be in a cast for several months due to deformity. “Unfortunately, these animals continued to suffer and thus were seized under the Act ... definitely a sad case of these puppies and dogs being exploited.” reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market Association will step up its fundraising campaign to build a permanent market in Courtenay this year. It recently made a move by revealing its Peas in a Pod campaign during a Mystery Tour showcasing local food and agriculture in the Valley. The Mystery Tour was auctioned off at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society Harvest Banquet last fall as a fundraiser for the permanent market. Gaetane Palardy of Island Gourmet Trails donated her time to run the tour, and she took participants to the Saturday morning farmers’ market on Headquarters Road, as well as stops at the DeeKayTee Farm Market, Natures Way Farm and Blue Moon Winery, Tsolum Farm, Watrin Orchard and Farm Market and Comox Bay Farm — the site of the proposed permanent market. During lunch at Tria Culinary Studio at Natures Way Farm, Comox Valley Farmers’ Market Association (CVFMA) vice-president Marla Limousin updated the group on the plans for the permanent market. The CVFMA is hoping to break ground and start building a permanent market at Comox Bay Farm in two or three years, according to Limousin. “We will be launching our Growing a Leg-

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agriculture and seeing farming,” she said. “This land is a huge benefit to the Valley and a huge benefit to us as land to have access to food and it’s important for us to support these farmers who grow the food.” At the same time, DUC could do some kind of interpretive centre, noted Brown. “There are a million ideas, and our job right now is to take all those ideas that came from the consultation and put them into a business plan,” said Brown. This year, the CVFMA will funnel its vision a little bit and step up its fundraising campaign for the building, she explained. “We’re going to try to

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Surrounded by friends, colleagues and family, writer Jack Hodgins officially received his permanent place in the Comox Valley — in front of none other than a bookstore. During an hourlong ceremony which began at the Sid Williams Theatre Friday, Hodgins was welcomed as the latest addition to the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. The Mervilleraised novelist returned to the Valley to officially unveil the plaque placed in the sidewalk in front of the Laughing Oyster Bookstore on Fifth Street, adding to a long list of achievements that include the Order of Canada and numerous academic and literary awards. “Jack, you have excelled in your field of endeavour,” said committee member and MC Dave Durrant. “You have continued to inspire Comox Valley youth to believe in themselves, and to explore the limitless possibilities the world has to offer. You have instilled a sense of pride throughout

JACK HODGINS IS the newest member of the Walk of Achievement. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

the Comox Valley that we are a community that nurtures achievement.” Hodgins has written more than 15 novels and has stories and articles published in several magazines in Canada, France, Australia and the U.S. During the ceremony, Joy HodginsBell recalled her brother’s start in sharing stories from a young age. “Tsolum (School) was where Jack got his grounding in English literature. In our younger years when we had company at home, Jack was always delegated to entertain the youngsters by telling stories of which some of them were ghostly,” she noted.

“In high school, I would send my essays to him. He would critique them, send them back and I would repair it, hand it in, and I would pass — thanks very much.” Hodgins credits stories from his parents and family for providing the base of many of his novels. “I grew up amongst people who loved to tell stories and who I soon discovered that they didn’t mind if you embellished them a bit and retold them,” he told the crowd. He credits downtown Courtenay and a variety of merchants for giving him employment while growing up in the Valley. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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The City of Courtenay expects to spend $4.6 million on policing in 2012-13. Courtenay council granted approval in principle to the 201213 municipal contract policing resource request Monday. The request is in the amount of $4,593,606, representing 90 per cent of the contract cost. The proposed budget maintains the 2011 established strength of 30.4 members. The RCMP has requested that council provide a letter of approval in principle at this time to ensure that the 10-per-cent portion of funding provided by the federal government is secured in time to meet Federal Treasury Board deadlines, Tillie Manthey, the city’s director of financial services, explained in her report to council. Two RCMP members are funded by gaming revenue, while two are funded through traffic fine revenue, and 26.4 members are funded through property tax revenue and unused police budget surplus from the prior year. The 2012-13 contract includes an increased cost share of member pensions and Canada Pension Plan contributions. “The cost of member pensions has been calculated at 11.99 per cent; this has now increased to 15.58 per cent,” noted Manthey.

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maintain its current services, according to the foundation’s spring newsletter. “Along with those services, there is a need to continue to enhance and update equipment as needed in order to meet the demands of our growing population,” it stated. “It is

also very important for citizens of the Comox Valley to understand that the new hospital will not be St. Joseph’s. When the new hospital is completed, St. Joseph’s will continue to offer services to the public with new and different areas of emphasis to serve

community needs in its own realm.” As its stands and from information available to date, St. Joseph’s will most likely specialize in complex care, hospice/ palliative care, and primary care, explained the newsletter. Any equipment the SJGHF purchases can be transferred to the new hospital when it is no longer needed at St. Joseph’s, pointed out Dashkewytch. Last year, St. Joseph’s delivered 636 babies, had 8,409

operating room cases, 1,408,542 diagnostic tests and 24,486 emergency room visits. The hospital doesn’t expect to slow down anytime soon, as the population continues to grow. In 2010, the North Island had a population of 121,045, and the

population is forecast to increase to 149,661 by 2030, according to the newsletter. “We really need the help of the community to meet the health needs of an increasing population and aging population,” said Dashkewytch. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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THE L’ARCHE COMOX Valley board (left to right) Eileen Morrison, Daphne Crowther, Dale Jeffrey, community leader Christine Monier and chair Tony Reynolds accepts a cheque from Kevin Dobbelsteyn, left, Investors Group director and L’ Arche treasurer. The funds, from the Investors Group Community Relations program, will be used to support their current fundraising effort.

THE MEDICINE SHOPPE raised $211 during May for the Comox Valley Lupus Society in support of the local 3rd Annual Walk for Lupus held May 15. Bonnie Chersinoff (left) of the Medicine Shoppe organized the collection. Tim Cowan, owner, is shown presenting the donation to Orla Bolton of the BC Lupus Society accompanied by Deb Mollon, member volunteer. This year the Comox Valley Walk for Lupus raised $4,745 placing the Comox Valley in the top 10 across Canada.

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Well-known children’s entertainers Bobs and LoLo are bringing their catchy, Earth-friendly songs to Comox this Saturday. The energetic duo from Vancouver who are known for their lively and interactive performances and who were nominated for a Juno Award last year, will be the featured entertainers during Kids Day in the Park this Saturday at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox. This is the third year for the family event, which will also feature heritage games such as three-legged races, face painting, story time, a bubble tank and food booths. “The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park is really the crowning jewel of our community — it’s really a special spot, and for families to come and spend a few hours; you couldn’t ask for a better place,” said Sue Medley, the Filberg Lodge’s volunteer assistant. Robyn Hardy (Bobs) and Lorraine Pond (LoLo), who grew up on Vancouver Island, write and

sing about nature, friendship and family. Their videos are featured regularly on Treehouse TV, and they are dedicated to connecting kids to the natural world with music, movement and make-believe. Sharing musical stories that engage, inspire and educate, they teach children to care about themselves, their neighbours and the planet. “They’re just really amazing,” said Medley. “Kids just love it because they’re very interactive. The kids are all up front, dancing. It’s a really fun event.” Bobs and LoLo released a new CD, Connecting the Dots, this April. “Connecting the Dots features 14 original songs aimed at inspiring kids to observe, explore and connect with the world around them,” they wrote on their blog. “The stories and ideas shared in each song show that connections exist between different things — from how sharing a smile is an easy way to brighten someone’s day, to what makes a tree a perfect home for a silly squirrel, to simply recognizing that we each have our

own special ‘beat’ that makes us all unique.” Kids Day in the Park will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Bobs and LoLo will perform on the main stage at 12:30 p.m. The Hands On Farm will be closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m., but it will be open after that. Admission to Kids Day in the Park is $5 per person, and it is free for children younger than two. Tickets are available at Benino Gelato in Comox, the Comox Recreation Centre, Planet Kids in Comox and Courtenay, and Whale’s Tale Toys. All the money raised by Kids Day in the Park will go toward repairing the roof of the Filberg Lodge. “Everyone can have a good time and preserve our special jewel,” said Medley. “It’s an opportunity to do something with the family and with the kids, and you can’t pick a better setting than the park. It’s geared toward little kids, and they do grow up fast, so it’s a chance to create some happy memories — and to support maintaining the lodge and park.” writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Search and Rescue volunteers keep responding Members of Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, still shaken after a volunteer drowned July 29 during a retrieval mission near Creston, worked round the clock last week with two major searches and three rescues in six days. In the midst of all this they maintained their commitment to Canada Day events and the Ducky 500 although with greatly reduced personnel as they were still involved in a search on Hornby Island. The rash of calls began with the search last week for 16-year-old Orlando Graham, the Hornby Island resident who disappeared while kayaking near Tribune Bay last Wednesday evening. CVGSAR alone committed some 2,500 man hours to this search effort over multiple days with the Hornby Island Fire Department, Coast Guard, RCMP and 442 Squadron also committing significant time and resources. Sadly, despite all this, Orlando is still missing and is presumed lost at sea. CVGSAR extends it condolences to Orlando’s family and friends. On Monday, CVGSAR was again activated to support BC Ambulance in the medical evacuation of a mountain biker injured in the trails near Comox Lake dam. CVGSAR got backto-back calls July 5, the first a rescue on Comox Lake of a couple whose power boat had broken down on Comox Lake and was about to wash up on the rocks. As CVGSAR members were beginning to load their boat at Comox Lake, the pager sounded yet again, call-

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SPORTSLINE COUGS COMPETE Comox Valley Cougars Track and Field Club athletes turned in strong performances at the Canadian Junior Championships, July 8-10 at the University of Manitoba’s Pan Am Stadium in Winnipeg. Black Creek’s Cody Parker won men’s javelin with a throw of 71.19 metres, setting both a meet and provincial record. Ladysmith’s Haleigh Lloyd finished fifth in women’s 400m hurdles in a time of 1:01.13 and was on the gold medal 4x400m relay team. Courtenay’s Nick Blackburn was third in men’s 400m hurdles and won gold in the 4x400m relay with a Junior meet record of 3:15.49. All three have qualified for the Aug. 4-9 Western Canada Games in Kamloops while Parker earned a spot on the Canadian Junior team that will be in Miramar, FL. from July 22-24 for the Pan American Games.

TAYLOR TOPS The Milwaukee Brewers’ AAA Player of the Month for June is Courtenay’s Taylor Green. The Nashville Sounds’ third baseman belted a torrid. 398 last month to go along with six home runs and 20 RBI in the Pacific Coast League. In his first full season of AAA ball, Green is third in team batting on the season with a .308 average, 13 dingers and 47 RBI. On Sunday, Green smashed his second grand slam of the year, leading the Sounds past Albuquerque 9-5. He has both of Nashville’s grad slams this season, the first coming June 5 at New Orleans. Drafted by the Brewers in 2005, Green was the MLB club’s Minor League Player of the Year in 2007 when he was with Class A West Virginia Power.

FASTBALL FINAL The Comox Valley Women’s Fastball League playoff championship is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at Lewis Park diamond No. 1. In semifinal action last night at Lewis, the second-place Slingerz took on the third-place Cougars while first-place HDF met fourthplace TULS. The winners of those games (results were unavailable at press time) meet in tonight’s final.

PLAY THE FIELD Happy’s Source for Sports in Courtenay and Balloons ‘n’ More in Willow Point have registration forms for the upcoming fall season for field lacrosse. “Time to dust off the cleats and think fall lacrosse. Mid-August we will host an ‘Intro to Field’ here in Courtenay, but don’t delay – teams are filling up,” a spokesperson said. The league is for players born 1992-2003. For more information, contact Marnie Evans at evandale@ telus.net.

THE LAST WORD “It’s designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything is new again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone.” – Bart Giamatti, on baseball

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MacBros back with annual hoops camp Scott and Ryan MacKinnon are excited to return to the Comox Valley for a fifth consecutive summer of hoops and laughs. From July 25 to 29, Aspen Park Elementary School and Mark Isfeld High School will host the next generation of aspiring Steve Nashes and Lebron James to a week of caging fun. “Ryan and I feel extremely lucky to be able to come back to the Valley and put on this basketball camp. Basketball is such a great sport because you can always improve, learn and get better. The Comox Valley has such hard-working, talented and fun kids to work with, I actually think Ryan and I have more fun than the kids sometimes,” explained Scott. The MacBros Basketball Camp is co-ed and focused on developing skills, while allowing kids to enjoy the wonderful game of basketball. “We understand that this is all of the kids summer break and they want to have fun. Ryan and I have an endless passion for basketball and hope that becomes contagious to all the participants in the camp.” The MacKinnon boys are no strangers to the court. Ryan just completed his fourth year at the University of Victoria where he finished in the Top 10 in Canada West scoring, was named a league all-star and nominated for the Canadian University National Team. He aspirations include playing professionally in Europe when he finishes at UVic next

HAPPY CAMPERS DISPLAY the latest in basketball fashion during last year’s MacBros Basketball Camp. PHOTO SUBMITTED year. Scott just returned from Kingston, Ont. and a lead assistant coaching position with Queens University and hopes to parlay that into a university head coaching job eventually. Added to the coaching staff this year is the MacKinnon’s cousin Jessica Lynch, who was a twotime all Canadian and National finalist for the University of Regi-

na and also camp favourite Ross “Rusty” MacKinnon. There are three different age categories, 6-9 year olds from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Aspen, 10-13 year olds from 12 to 3 p.m. at Mark Isfeld and 14-17 year olds at Isfeld from 3:30 to 6 p.m.. The cost of the camp is $95. Registration can be done by calling 250339-0661 and asking for Scott or Kathie MacKinnon.

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Top juniors here for Bellamy tournament The Ben Bellamy Memorial Junior Open Tennis Tournament goes July 15-17, and organizers invite spectators to come out to the Anderton Park tennis courts in Comox and catch some of B.C.’s top young players in action. Hosted by the Comox Valley Tennis Club and Comox Recreation Commission, the event features boys/girls singles for ages 12, 14, 16 and 18 and boys/girls doubles for ages 14, 16 and 18. More information on the Tennis BC-sanctioned event is available by contacting Brenda Dean at 250-334-4014. The tourney honours Ben Bellamy, who moved to the Comox Valley in 1989. The family home was just one block from the Anderton Park tennis courts and, with encouragement from his dad Chris, he quickly developed a love for tennis. As with everything that Ben did, he gave it all he had. Night after night in the summer, Ben and his dad could be seen on the

courts for hours on end. Ben was a junior member of the Jericho Tennis Club in Vancouver since 1990 and attended several

summer camps at the club, being coached by Gerry Macken. He also attended two summer camps in Whistler, being coached by Grant

Rookie tour tennis tourney offers fun Comox Valley Tennis Club (CVTC) in conjunction with Tennis BC will again host a Rogers Rookie Tour Tennis tournament on Saturday, July 23 at Lewis Park. This one day non-elimination tournament is open to all tennis players up to the age of 18. This type of event offers unranked or lower-ranked players a fun-filled and exciting tournament with multiple opportunities to play. Each player is guaranteed a minimum of three matches. This event provides a positive learning environment where youngsters develop and display their tennis skills while competing against a variety of opponents. Included in the $25 entrance fee is a gift bag provided by Tennis BC and Rogers. Registration is through Courtenay Recreation Centre.

Connell and Glen Mitchibata. At his peak, Ben reached the semifinals of the Stanley Park Junior Open, finals at the Nanaimo Junior Open, as well as winning two Comox Family Tournaments with his dad. Ben also started a racquet stringing business, The Really Useful Stringer. Ben spent his final summer working for the Comox Recreation Centre as a junior tennis coach, passing on to juniors his enthusiasm for the game. His kind, gentle nature made him an excellent teacher. To Ben, sportsmanship was more important than winning and he played tennis as he lived his life, best summed up in his own words in a short story written shortly before his untimely death: “I hope that I could look back on my life and be proud of myself and not have any regrets.” Ben Bellamy, aged 16, was killed by a reckless driver on Feb. 21, 1998.


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Boats shattered, cars tossed in wild night at track Terry Guest Special to the Record

After nine boats were destroyed, car #66 Billy Brimacombe Jr. emerged victorious in Saratoga Speedway’s first boat race of the season Saturday. Fans were also treated to a car tossing competition. Shane, who was driving out of Campbell River, threw the farthest toss on his second attempt, throwing the car 57 feet, seven inches.

The Hornet cars, Roadrunners and Crash to Pass cars all ran dashes, heats and mains. The Late Models also performed a test and tune. Their dash went to #52 Geoff Morris, the heat to #3 Ray Anderosov, and the main to Morris. In the Hornet division, #59 Ted Dimitrov won the B dash and #21 Gord Fraser took the win in the A. Car #72 Travis Stevenson picked up the win in the Crash to Pass dash and #28

Andrew Buchanan picked up the win in the Roadrunner dash. Car #35 Wilson Hay picked up his first win of the season in the C Hornet heat, #13 Jason Fraser won the B and #01 Kevin Lawrenuk won the A. The Hornets also ran reverse heats, with the C reverse going to #66 Justin Mchale, the B reverse to #76 Bob Fraser (who held off his son Jason for the win) and the A reverse to #08 Daryn Cahill.

Car #40 Cam Edward dominated the field in the Crash to Pass heat to pick up his first win of the season, and Buchanan led all eight laps to win the Roadrunner heat. Car #59 Ted Dimitrov took the lead in the B main on lap 13 and never looked back, picking up his second B main win of the season. Car #17 Brad Dimitrov finished second and Hay finished third. In the A main, #02 Daryl Cahill grabbed

the lead on lap eight and held off the field to take the win. After some disqualifications, Lawrenuk finished second and #08 Daryn Cahill was third. Buchanan once again took home the win in the Roadrunner main, winning his fifth feature in a row. Car #72 Travis Stevenson once again dominated the field to pick up the win in the Crash to Pass main event. Car #11 Dan Kemp finished second and #13

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99

for

Plus Applicable Fees

99

Tree House Blend Beverage

3 $5

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The Skinny Cow Frozen Treats

Sparkling Fruit Beverage

Mineral Water

5

Nestle

99 3 San Pellegrino

for

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Selected, 390-500gr

Selected, 350gr

99 2 $

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Cheerios Cereal

Beach Towel Offer

99 3

NEW

99

General Mills

FREE

272-552gr

Cookies

Rich & Creamy Ice Cream

For

Kraft Dinner

Puritan

314gr

4$

Granola Bars Size or Fruit Snacks

Christie

Breyers Classic

6x222ml

No Bake Real Cheesecake

9.1-85gr

Exel Non Alcoholic Beer

2

4

General Mills or Nestle

1.89lt

Coke, Canada Dry or Sprite

Jell-O

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Nature Valley, General Mills or Betty Crocker Value

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500ml

Stew, Meatballs or Beans & Wieners

Tomato Ketchup

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Balsamic Vinegar

285ml

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4

Plus Applicable Fees

4

2.63lt

2$

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99

100% Pure & Natural Orange Juice

450ml

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Burritos or Chimichangas

99

99

99

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Frozen, 907gr

99

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794-853gr

99

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100% Fruit Smoothie

Taquitos

5 5 500gr

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2$ for

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Olafson’s or Dempster’s

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120-160gr

Selected, 204-410gr

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170gr

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99 3

99 2

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Crackers

3$ for

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170-200gr

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1kg

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Original Macaroni & Cheese Cups

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99 2

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99 2

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For

Pudding or Kool Aid Snack Pak 4x99gr

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Jell-O

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Selected, 340-380gr

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750ml

6x330ml

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99 2

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Skippy

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Selected, 390-500gr

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NEW

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Kraft Dinner

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314gr

4$

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6x222ml

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9.1-85gr

Exel Non Alcoholic Beer

2

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99

99

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99

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5

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with Salt

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Colleen Rae CROWTHER (Shinnan)

YOUR Gift in Memory of a Loved One Raises funds to enhance and support quality health care in our community hospital. In Loving Memory of KEVIN LLOYD CAGNA December 4, 1983 July 13, 2005 Gone yet not forgotten, Although we are apart, Your spirits lives within us, Forever in our hearts. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, But all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your resting place we visit, And put owers there with care, But no one knows the heartache, As we turn and leave you there. Forever loved and deeply missed, Mom, Dad, Kathleen, Lisa and Paul.

Please send your donation to: 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox BC, V9M 1P2 250-890-3046 VISA/MC Accepted A tax receipt will be issued. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS CARDS OF THANKS The family of CHARLOTTE LEDE would like to thank all who attended her funeral, sent cards and owers. To Pastor Rumsch for his comforting words, to Arlene Friesen for the beautiful music at the service. To the Ladies of Faith Lutheran Church for their delicious baking. To Glacier View for providing such good care for mom while she lived there. And to the good friends who continued to visit her. Everyone’s love and support has meant so much to our family. Thank you!

In Loving Memory of JENNY SCHNEIDMULLER January 8, 1923 July, 11, 2008

COMING EVENTS

Three years has gone by and softly the leaves of memory fall. Gently we gather and treasure them all. Unseen, unheard, she is ever near still loved, still missed, still very dear. Please God, forgive a silent tear and a constant wish that she were here. Others are taken yes we know, but she was ours and we miss her so.

CALL FOR ENTRIES 9TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting SEPT 3,4 & 5 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

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RAHN (nee Olafson) Alice Mary

IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of KEITH RYAN WILLIS Passed away July 14, 1988 Gone but not forgotten. Dad & Colleen

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Jan. 4, 1938- July 3, 2011 We are sad to announce the passing of Alice Rahn on July 3, 2011. Alice passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon at Glacier View Lodge. Predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Albert in 2007; her brothers Dearl and Bill; and sister Joan. Alice is survived by her son Brent; daughter Cheryl (John); granddaughter Kari (Dave); grandson Grant (Katie); great grandson Quinton; brothers: Earl (Pat), Myron (Mildred), Ken (Dale) and sister Velma (Dan); and many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the nurses and staff at Glacier View Lodge for their care and compassion in looking after mom for the months that she was there. There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WILLIAMS Rosalie Alice

Colleen passed away peacefully July 2, 2011 at the young age of 52 surrounded by loved ones her devoted husband Bill by her side after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer. Colleen lived each day to it’s fullest she appreciated and loved all her friends and family. She was predeceased by father Roy Shinnan, and grandparents Layton and Elizabeth Preece. She leaves behind to mourn, her husband William (Bill) Crowther, mother Shirley Shinnan, sisters Dawn (Chuck) Davies, Mickey (Graydon) Peebles and brother John, Shinnan her nieces Arie (Steve) Waymen, Rose (Seann) Waymen, Annabelle Peebles, her nephew Graydon Peebles, as well as 5 great nephews Elijah, Ethan, Evan, Marcus and Anthony and 1 great niece Elizabeth. Colleen was a woman of great strength and generosity, never wanting or telling anyone exactly how sick she was. Her warm and loving personality had her giving her all to everyone and everything she touched. Colleen will be greatly missed by all who loved her and will forever be in the heart of all she touched. A celebration of Colleen’s life will take place at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation & Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

1932 - 2011 Rosalie passed away on July 4, 2011 at 8:45 pm at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC. She was born in Loon Lake Hospital on March 26, 1932. Rosalie got married to Charles June 30, 1951 in the Comox Valley. She is predeceased by Charles Henry Williams and Randy Kirk Williams. She is survived by her children: Jim, Edie, Donnie and David; grandchildren: Jason (Kim), Shane (Stephanie), Chris (Crystal), Roberta (Rohan); great-grandchildren: Austin, Dylan, Eric, Dakota, Elizabeth and Hailey. There will be no service by her request. If wishing, donations may be made in memory of Rosalie to YANA, 495 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2R1.

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Dorothy Kathleen Beck April 19, 1932 - July 6, 2011

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VAN VLIET Art (Adrianus) August 14, 1921 – July 7, 2011 It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband, father and Opa who passed away suddenly on July 7th, 2011. Art was born in Holland on August 14th, 1921. He and Corey were married on July 10th, 1946 and sadly, he passed away three days before their 65th wedding anniversary. His adventurous spirit brought him and his young family to Canada in 1951. Art began his dairy farming career in Holland which he carried over to Richmond and then to the Comox Valley in 1964. His love of adventure took them to all corners of the world and his love of camping took them to all the corners of Canada. He was a very true, gentle and generous man who dedicated many years to Hospice, Kiwanis and the Church. He thoroughly enjoyed all types of live theatre but music was his passion, singing in many choirs and musical theatre (Co-Val Choristers). His greatest love was spending time with his family, especially the camping and fishing trips with his grandchildren. He lived a full, happy and selfless life and will be remembered by many for his quick smile, twinkling eyes, kind words and his incredible sense of humour. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Corey; daughters, Marianne Woodrow, Trudy (Bruce) Annand; and son Art (Janet); Grandchildren: Tony Woodrow, Teri (Jeff) Kerr, Troy (Jen) Annand, Tonya (Gary) Annand; Great Grandchildren: Aidan & Brendan Kerr, Kaylene & Travis Annand and Keanna Woodrow. He also leaves behind three sisters, a brother in-law and sister in-law and many nieces and nephews in Holland. The family would like to thank the Ambulance Crew, the E.R. and I.C.U. staff, Dr. Gee and the neighbours for the care they gave to our father. In lieu of flowers, it was Art’s wish that donations be made to the Local Hospice Society. A Celebration of Art’s Life will be Sunday, August 14 at 1:00 pm at Piercy’s Funeral Home, 440 England Ave, Courtenay.

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Passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother to Larry, Cathy, Anne, Gordon, Leigh, Anthony, Shawna, Rob, Sarena, Billy, Mateland, Emmerson, Lucille, Hunter, Tristan, Ben, Seamus, and Liam. Also survived by sister Arlene ( Randy) and brother George (Joanne), numerous nephews and nieces. Predeceased by husband Morris in 2003, and sister Wendy and brother Larry. A life long Islander raised in Comox and area. A Registered Nurse at Campbell River Hospital for many years. Very active community volunteer and member of the St Peter’s Anglican Church Women’s group. Dorothy had many life long friends, as well, numerous other friends old & new whom she treasured and they provided unwavering love and support to her and the family throughout her illness, Dorothy loved her crafts, world travels, times at the cabin, friends and family gatherings, reading, spirituality and devotion to her faith. Always up for fun and laughter. A service of rememberance was held in Edmonton. In lieu of Àowers a donation to the Parkinson’s Society of BC would be appreciated. The family is also thankful for the incredible care at Evergreen Seniors Home. Rest in peace Mom you have no more pain.

HUGHES Winnifred Amelia 1927 - 2011 Winnifred Amelia Hughes passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on July 4, 2011 at the age of 84. She is survived by her four children, Darlene McMillan, Bonnie Weidenbruch (Joe), David Hughes (Amy), and Tom Hughes; 10 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased in 2003 by her husband Jack T. Hughes. Winnifred was born in Moose Jaw. After her time in the Canadian military, she settled in Powell River, B.C. where she met and married her soul mate Jack. They remained in Powell River where they raised their family. Upon retirement they moved to Courtenay, B.C. and spent the next 20 years enjoying their retirement. Three years ago Winnifred moved to Calgary and brought joy and love to those who surrounded her at her retirement home. She will be sadly missed by all the people that knew her. Winnifred will be laid to final rest with her husband Jack in Courtenay B.C. Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.southcalgaryfuneralcentre.ca SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE and CREMATORIUM (at Lake Fraser Gate) Telephone: 403-297-0711 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


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THE BOLEN FAMILY wish to thank you from the bottom of our heart to Dr. Ronald Brown. When Terry was in the Royal Canadian Air Force, I met him here in Cumberland, my home town and then we got married and moved away for awhile. Terry loved Cumberland while we lived here as this was the place he was going to retire when he got out and he did. Then Dr. Brown retired & then Dr. Lanhand took over you. The two kept Terry alive for 20 yrs. Your wonderful care. All the care from the whole Comox Hospital, the Dr’s & staff, your wonderful care. The Dr’s office in Courtenay, Dave & staff from the pharmacy in Cumberland, Courtenay & Cumberland Ambulance, Officer Tammy, Cumberland Fireman for your fast response, words & hugs. My sisters Joan and Cathy, brother-in-law Eddy Waugh, many times you sat out at the Comox Hospital with us and looked after me when I had to go to the Dr’s. Brother Bob & Janice you all came quickly when Terry had died. Cousin Susan Williams for food. Cousin Leslie & Phil Robershaw, the flowers you brought out of your garden they were beautiful. Neighbours Lillian Middleton for your gift. Sharlene Baird, Merlen & Maureen Ward for a fast response. The great care that Terry received from the home care much appreciated, your the best. 1st Cumberland Beaver Cubs. When Terry got a little worse and was in a wheel chair, you came to the house for all the meetings so he could stay in it. Piercy Mt. Washington Funeral Home, your fast response. Edith Jones for all your preparing for Terry and your hugs & kind words. Cousins & friends for food, flowers & phone calls. To our son Bob who jumped in and told the fire, etc about dad. Shane you came home right away to help a lot. Terry was a very quiet man, wonderful husband, fabulous father to our boys. Terry we will always love you, we will miss you. You don’t have to suffer any more, you are at peace now and I gave your wish to you. You died at home in your own bed with Bob & Shane and our dog Duke at your side. Any one wish to come for tea, please do so at our house. Lolly Hutton- Bolen

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LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Labour. 2 f/t positions also 1 p/t gardener position. Send resume providing experience & references. Drawer 4441 Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave. Courtenay. V9N 2Z7

INFORMATION ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL School Survivors! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service!

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BLADERUNNERS CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM Information Session Dates: Tuesday July 19th, 2011: 10 am and 1 pm Location: 300 Old Island Highway at the Linc The construction program builds community partnerships and connects motivated, job ready youth with valuable employment opportunities in the Construction and Trades Industry. Eligibility requirements: • Age 15-30 • Out of school • Out of work • No EI attachment • Little or no training • Barriers to their successful attachment to the work world • Little or no work experience • Must attend one of the information sessions in order to be considered for the program Participants will: • Participate in 4 weeks of paid in-class skill enhancement • Participate in a 2 week work exposure/search • Be eligible for safety gear and tools • Obtain First Aid OFA Level 1, WHMIS, Fall • Protection and other related tickets and group based employability skills • Receive individual support and guidance Employers will: • Receive up to 60 hours of labour at no cost to the employer paid for by NYSA • Connect with job ready and motivated youth For more information please call: William Kosloski (250) 334-8138 ext 229, Cell: (250) 650-4311 Email: kosloski@nysa.bc.ca Ramesh Lad (250) 334-8138 ext 231 Email: ramesh@nysa.bc.ca

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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770 ALBERTA Hauling need Class 1 drivers to haul logs in western Alberta. Experience needed. Call 780-554-8511 for more information.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 WEEKEND COURSE

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For information contact: Granlund Firearms 286-9996 Tyee Marine 287-2641 Peters Sports 334-2942 Secondhand & Military Store 337-1750 Norrie Todd 287-8020

LEMARE GROUP EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The Lemare Group is currently seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant for their Port McNeill Office, which is located on Northern Vancouver Island. Responsibilities: •Managing Calendars •Coordinating Travel Arrangement •Process correspondence, reports and other documents •Maintain confidential records and office files Qualifications: •Previous executive/administrative experience •Excellent oral & written skills •Microsoft Office fluency is mandatory This position is a full time permanent position with a competitive compensation package based on experience. Lemare will accept resumes by email or fax. Please email your response to: office@lemare.ca or fax 250-956-4888.

PROPERTY WANTED for long term lease. Must accom. 2 sep. living spaces. 1-space must be ground level entry and be wheelchair acces. Call 250-702-2176 or 702-2179

NELSON ROOFING & SHEET METAL LTD. Is looking for qualified Shinglers & Labourers in our Cumberland location. Please bring a resume & fill out an application in person at 3121 Grant Rd. Cumberland or email: contact@nelsonroofing.com STYLIST WANTED. Full/Part time. Some clientele preferred. 60-65% commission. True Dimension Hair Design. 1935 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay.

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to office@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.

HOME CARE/SUPPORT CAREGIVER WANTED. Part time caregiver for 85 year old man living in own home. 2 or 3 days/week, 10 hours per day. HCA preferred. Resumes with cover letter to cpashmore@telus.net. For more information call 250-703-2144

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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HELP WANTED COMOX VALLEY RV requires a experienced sales person. Please email your resume to danny@comoxvalleyrv.com DRIVERS WANTED Kyte Delivery Service has openings for mature, reliable drivers with own small car. Must be willing to work Mon/Sat day shift. 250-334-9210 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

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

WE’RE LOOKING FOR GREAT PEOPLE!

Auto Salesperson Wanted! Aggressive pay plans and benefit packages, huge inventory of over 200 vehicles, large advertising budgets and a great place to work. Join our team.

MEDICAL/DENTAL OPTICIAN/OFFICE Manager needed for busy optometry practice in Powell River. In addition to dispensing the right applicant should have experience managing an optical. Starting wage $25/hr. Please forward resumes to Dr Sonja Heffernan at info@powellriveroptometry.com

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For details of this posting, please check the School District’s website at www.sd72.bc.ca or makeafuture.ca School District 72 • Campbell River

SLEGG LUMBER

Vancouver Island’s Most Complete Building Supply Company

CRANE OPERATORS NEEDED Experience with safe operation and delivery of building materials. Must have BC Crane-Safe certiďŹ cation, Class 3 or better license.

CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION Experience with electrical, plumbing and paint.

CUSTOMER SERVICE WAREHOUSEMAN CUSTOMER SERVICE ORDER BUILDER/FORKLIFT OPERATOR Please drop off resume to:

Slegg Lumber 3217 Small Road, Cumberland Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Morning Star, one of Canada’s leading community newspapers, is published every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and has an extensive distribution network throughout the North Okanagan. More than 33,000 homes and businesses are reached in the communities of Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville, Oyama, Spallumcheen, Grindrod, Falkland and Silver Star.

Black Press is seeking a proven leader with an impressive track record in newspaper management, to build on the considerable growth the Morning Star has experienced over the past 23 years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and ďŹ nancial management. As publisher, you will be instrumental in developing a multi platform strategy for the newspaper and its online initiatives, as it continues to serve a rapidly expanding and diverse marketplace. If you are a critical thinker, customer driven and possess strong entrepreneurial skills, Black Press wants to hear from you. Please send your resume by July 22, 2011 to: Bruce McAuliffe, President Black Press BC South c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Email: brucem@blackpress.ca

HELP WANTED

School District 72 is seeking applications for a .698 Temporary Student Development Center teacher at Timberline Secondary School.

The Morning Star in Vernon, B.C. has an opening for the position of Publisher.

The Morning Star is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with over 150 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii.

Call 310.3535

CARETAKER Broadstreet Properties requires a Caretaker in our rapidly growing property management company. We are a leading provider of multifamily housing with apartment units located throughout Western Canada and we are seeking a dynamic, self-starter. This position is responsible for observing and maintaining parking procedures, keeping the grounds clean as well as communicating with waste management companies. The caretaker will ensure the interior and exterior of the building remain clean and in good repair, this could include a wide variety of maintenance duties. This position is also responsible for answering rental inquiries and completing rental documentation with tenants as well as maintaining strong tenant relations. Flexibility and team work are essential.

PART-TIME CASHIER POSITION AVAILABLE. Must be able to work weekends. Computer & cashier experience is an asset. Please apply in person at CENTRAL BUILDERS HOME HARDWARE, 610 Anderton Ave. Courtenay.

Experienced CDA with

School District 71 (Comox Valley) 607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay B.C. V9N 7G5

a long term and team focused approach to quality dental care, required for CV dental ofďŹ ce. Excellent organization and written & oral communication skills is a must along with good patient management, education, and consultation skills. Chairside dental assisting and CDA duties including fabrication of temporary crowns and appliances. 4 days per week. Please respond to Drawer #4450. Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay, BC., V9N 2Z7. Thank you for your interest.

We are currently searching for

PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

SUPERVISION ASSISTANTS AT VARIOUS DISTRICT SCHOOLS. POSITIONS ARE ONE HOUR/DAY AND OCCUR DURING SCHOOL LUNCH HOUR. For more details about this job opportunity and how to apply, please visit our website sd71.bc.ca and click on jobs. Note that only complete application packages received through the makeafuture.ca website no later than 13:00 hrs on the closing date will be considered.

HOME CARE/SUPPORT Home Share and Respite Providers Needed! We are looking for people in the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas who are willing to share their home with an adult with a developmental disability. We are also looking for Respite Providers to offer a break to families and home share contractors. Providers should be willing to support individuals with a variety of physical, intellectual and behavioural challenges. Remuneration is provided on a monthly or daily basis. Find out what’s involved and how to apply: Contact: Jacquie Martin Cell: (250) 203.1978 OfďŹ ce: (250) 286.1487 E-mail: jacquie@CommunitasCare.com Website: www.CommunitasCare.com/developmentaldisabilities.html (no hyphens)

MEDIUM Duty Truck dealership in the Vancouver area requires a Parts & Services Manager. You must be experienced and have the ability to increase business by building an effective team and delivering exceptional customer service. Our company offers a competitive pay package with excellent beneďŹ ts in a fully-equipped ultra-modern facility. Apply in conďŹ dence: candidates@look.ca

TEACHERS TUTORING AFFORDABLE CertiďŹ ed K-12 teacher. Math, Science K-8, Humanities all grades ESL. Fun and interactive lessons. My home or yours! Call to inquire 250-218-3130

TRADES, TECHNICAL HEAD SAW FILER needed for Central Vancouver Island sawmill. Union rates at non-union mill. Should have ticket and past experience. Fax (250)248-8998. email: liana@errced.com HEAVY Duty Mechanic needed for West Coast of Vancouver Island logging camp. Flexible shift, full beneďŹ ts, permanent position and year round work. Fax resume to 604-681-8906 LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Jour- neyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: Audra.Stanton@LPCorp.com or fax to 250-344-8859.

Communitas Supportive Care Society is a non-proďŹ t, faithbased agency that provides various resources to persons living and dealing with mental, physical and / or emotional disabilities.

MORE CORE Diamond Drilling is looking for Experienced Diamond Drillers for hydraulic and conventional drills. Work is located in the US and Canada. Must have valid ďŹ rst aid. Up to $600 a day + bonus. Send resumes w/ references to jobs@morecore.ca or fax (250) 636-9159.

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

VOLUNTEERS The Filberg Festival is looking for 1 volunteer to assist with signage set, July 28, 29th am & Aug 1 pm. (this includes barricade take- down). Also looking for 6 volunteers for Access Crew, 2-3 shifts at the Perimeter Gates. FMI: Sue Medley, Festival Volunteer Coordinator 250-339-2715. info@ďŹ lberg.com

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 ESCORTS NEED SOME TLC? Call 250871-4021 or 250-331-3516. STIFF? SORE? STRESSED OUT? Take time to unwind with a sensuous massage. Attractive & Experienced CertiďŹ ed Masseuse 250-339-4104

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ART/MUSIC/DANCING HOW ABOUT LEARNING some guitar for around the campďŹ re or keeping your brain working while school is out ? Lessons in guitar, mando, bass, banjo, band in a box, notation & music theory for all instruments (inc. voice)everything from metal to jazz. Drop in’s, weekly, monthly, exible hours. ALAN JOSSUL 250-897-4662 AJOSSUL@GMAIL.COM INQUIRES WELCOME

HEALTH PRODUCTS BERGAMONTE- THE Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to ďŹ nd out how to get a free bottle with your order! 1-888-4705390.

PSYCHICS LOVELY AFTERNOON Sailing.Tours of Comox Bay aboard Tiffany-1. Light lunch. 250-792-2426

EDUCATION/TUTORING

Tutoring • K-12 • Reading/Writing • Math • Academic Assessments • CertiďŹ ed Teachers •Summer Programs are on now ~ Register Today!

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FOR YOUR

FINANCIAL SERVICES

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in maintenance or a combination of education and experience.

Essential skills include: • • • • •

Multi-tasking skills Computer skills Verbal Communication skills Organization and EfďŹ ciency skills Conict Resolution skills

The successful candidates will be bondable, reliable and highly professional with a strong work ethic.

MARY ANN ROLFE B.SC, M.ED REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR 23 Years Experience E.M.D.R. & Clinical Hypnosis Relationship counselling, trauma, mental and physical health issues, chronic pain, addictions.

Working on an on call basis as well as weekends at month end is required.

E.A.P., W.C.B. & other 3rd Party Coverage 457 Clie Avenue • Courtenay • 250-339-9730 rolfecounselling@telus.net

Broadstreet Properties is a family of dedicated, high achievers offering excellent wages and beneďŹ ts for the right candidates. If you enjoy working in a dynamic and challenging environment we are interested in hearing from you.

To advertise in this feature Call the Comox Valley Record at 250-338-5811 or email features@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Email your resume and salary expectations to employment@ broadstreet.ca or fax to Human Resources 250-286-8047 www.blackpress.ca

MEDICAL/DENTAL

A .698 Temporary Teaching Position

Publisher

The Morning Star is the No.1 news source in the North Okanagan and has been committed to serving its communities with in-depth local news, sports, entertainment, events and happenings since 1988.

Thousands of ads online updated daily

HELP WANTED

School District 72 (Campbell River)

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

Professional Warehouse Demonstrations

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HELP WANTED

Contact Brad Trotman:

requires a Demonstration Manager to work in our Courtenay Costco location.

HELP WANTED

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

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HOMES FOR RENT

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MILLENNIUM STUCCO is now taking appointments. Commercial, residential, new construction, painting & facelifts. Please call after 5pm 250859-4744.

2003 LEGEND pride mobility scooter. 4- wheel, 2 new batteries, on board charger. Like new used only 5 times. $950.(appraised @ $1200. 250-334-3949/250-703-4656

3 bdrm main flr w/fenced patio near downtown Comox, NS NP ref req. $900 avail July 250-339-2322

CITY LIVING In a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or mail DiscoverWesbrook@ ubcproperties.com. www.DiscoverWesbrook.ca/bcy

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LEGAL SERVICES Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org, audio avail. LAWYER REFERRAL Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

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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7 days a week • Residential cleanup • Green Waste • Rock / Concrete • Wood / Fencing Material Big & Small **We Do Them All** Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service

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PETS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY SKILLED CARPENTER. Licensed & certified. Free estimates, Doug 250-650-1333. www.suncrestholdings.ca

CLEANING SERVICES AFFORDABLE QUALITY cleaning. 20yrs exp. Excellent rates/refs, Sr discount, wkly/biwkly. Bondable. 250-702-1880

PETS CUTIE Celia is ready, just 11 wks old, $450.Good with kids, CKC reg, vet checked,dewormed and vaccinated , shots taken, coming with registration papers. s.wallace43@yahoo.com

FREE: MOTHER Calico cat & kittens to a good home, 2 orange and 1 white. Call 250871-2200.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

COMPUTER SERVICES

UNDER $100

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

MOBILE COMPUTER TECHNICIAN

TOTAL GYM exerciser. Chuck Norris’s favorite. $60.00 OBO 250-703-0692

MORRIS PIANO made in Toronto, mahogany, includes storage bench, $700. (250)339-7748.

Repairs ? Upgrades Installations

Virus and spyware removal Onsite service and pickup. Microsoft certified. $40 Hr labour.

Scott 250-890-0982

ELECTRICAL ELECTRICIAN Small jobs to new construction. B Connected Electrical. 250-792-2168. www.bzzzt.ca JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, C.R. 250-914-3532 or C.V. 250-650-5773 (cont:98365)

GARDENING LAWN mowing and edge trimming. $30 for small lawns under half acre. $50 per acre for larger lawns. 250339-9210.

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

FREE ITEMS Free Bike 1988 Honda GI1500 if interested contact me at amadawillsher@gmail.com FREE MOVING boxes, pick-up. (250)331-1859.

FRIENDLY FRANK REEL PUSH lawn mower, Husquavrna 5/40, $50. (250)339-1618.

FUEL/FIREWOOD GET YOUR Firewood early!You haul $120/cord. Delivery $150/cord. 250- 218-2889

FURNITURE BRAND New LUXURY Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set (in original Package) left over from LARGE hotel order.800 coils. MSRP$1299.00 Liquida- tion Price $490.00 tax inc. (11 available) Kings $790.00. Includes both boxspring/ mattress.. Delivery available. text or call1 250 334 7527 to reserve a set.

CERTIFIED CARPENTER. Kitchen, bathrooms, decks, etc. All your renovation needs. Emery, 250-218-0734.

LANDSCAPING TOP SOIL. $13 per yard + trucking. 250-218-4078 A.C.L. YARD WORKS. Offering Landscaping, Yard CleanUp, Lawn Mowing, Hedge Trimming, Gutters, Decks and Paving Stones, Retaining Walls and any odd jobs. Call Pat 250-218-4597.

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ACREAGE 20 ACRE Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900, Now $12,900, $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953. 7.5 ACRES in Quesnel Lake area, Likely, BC Government forfeited property sold www.bcauction.ca

APARTMENT/CONDOS STUDIO APT. Clean, bright & secure grnd floor, w/ interior & exterior upgrades. Low strata fees, taxes & heat/hydro. Rentals & small pets OK. $74,900. MLS #317264. Contact owner/realtor at (250)668-9394.

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOVING SALE. Sofas, Oak dining table and chairs, bookcase, coffee table, single bed and more. Call 250-890-1050.

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

CAMPBELL RIVER

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

“Serving Campbell River & Vancouver Island since 1967”

Thursday, July 14 » 6pm Bow Flex gym and other equipment, patio furniture, Woods deck chairs, new exterior and interior doors, electric fireplace, large collector plate collection, 1994 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, one year old gas and electric water tanks, Kenmore all-in-one fridge, bunk beds, dressers, antique China cabinet, jointer welding kit, pallet jack, quality wood lathe, fishing gear, rods, tackle, floater jackets, alto sax, steel string instrument, regular line of tools and hardware, dock billets, barrels, tires, commercial exhaust fan, large engine hoist structure, full size 8' canopy, windows, coins, stamps, jewellery and so much more.

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES 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!

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

MORTGAGES

3 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE, 1 BATH, WOOD STOVE, SHARED HYDRO, MINUTES FROM COW RIVER/TRIAL, 15 MINS TO DUNCAN. 250-7493188

HOME IMPROVEMENTS C A R P E N T E R / H A N DY M A N Renos, decks, flooring, tiles, fences, painting 250-339-9788

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REAL ESTATE

COMOX 1 & 2 BDRM Apartments, next to St. Josephs. Basic cable & hot water included. Two rental references. Sorry no pets! 250-339-0131.

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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

CUMBERLAND 2 bdrm, newly reno. 4 appls. N/S, Ref. Req. $800. avail now. 338-8493 MOUNT Washington BC Fully Furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Condos. Starting at $650 per month includes utilites, cable, gas, parking. Are you relocating, building or working in the area. Stay in the alpine, fantastic views, great mountain biking hiking, summer festivals. Stay 1 month or 5 Call us today1 866 707 0018 or visit us www.washingtonwaychalets.com info@washingtonwaychalets.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW MANOR, 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800. ONE MONTH FREE. Huge 2 bdrms, view, Free heat & HW, Elevator. 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.

305-1111 Edgett 2 bdrm, 1 bath, N/P. N/S 4 appls. $750/mth Available Immediately #30-1575 Dingwall 2 Bdrm, 1 bath.4 appls, N/S, N/P. $750/mth Available Immediately 4D-851-5th Street 2 bdrm, 1bath, 5 appls. N/S, N/P. $775/mth Available Aug 1 W. COURTENAY, #102-1111 Edgett Rd. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, close to Schools, elec heat, ground floor, 6-plex. Refs & Crime Free Agreement req’d. N/s, N/pets. Avail Aug. 1, $750 mo. 1-250-287-3087. WILLOW POINT- 1 bdrm in priv home, own entrance, W/D, F/S. NS/NP. $750 inclds heat/electricity. (250)923-1302

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

LAKEFRONT Properties For Sale 20 minutes from Qualicum www.hornelake.bc.ca

COUSINS RD. Shop/Warehouse space. 1200 sqft (30x40’) Quick possession. 250-703-1644/338-7476

TEXAS LAND Foreclosures! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 down, take over payments, $99/month. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, free map/pictures. 866-484-0857 (US)

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT COURTENAY- 2 & 3 bdrm suites upper/lower. $875. & $850. Large covered deck, fenced yrd, priv prkg/entrance, shared W/D, wood/electric. No dogs. 250-338-6075. NEWLY built Duplex for rent 2000sqft 4bedrooms, 3baths $1400.00 per month +utilities Available Immediately. No pets, no smoking. Lease required. Call 250 240-1220 or 250 951-0150 to view

MIRACLE BEACH retreat. 3bdrm oceanside home, good pet, large storage. $1500/mth. 403-202-7364 COMOX. SEMI-COUNTRY setting. 2-bdrm, 1.5 baths, carport, shop. Avail. now. NP/NS. Ref’s. $900. (250)339-0270.

APARTMENT/CONDO

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RURAL RANCHER 3 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, carport,fenced yrd, N/S, small pet neg. Avail immed. -$975/mth BECKTON ESTATES 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath home, 5 appls, garage, fenced trd.,N/S, small pet neg. Avail. Aug - 1 $1200/mth COMOX RANCHER 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 app, gas F/P, double garage, fenced yrd, culde-sac. Avail. Aug 1 $1250/mth PUNTLEDGE PARK 2 story home, 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 6 appls, garage, gas F/P, partially fenced, N/S, No pets. Avail. Aug 1 - $1,200/mth

APARTMENT/CONDO

Apartments•Condos•Suites #204-1810 Lake Trail Road 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/P. N/S. 2 appls. $675/month. Available Immed.

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

OTHER AREAS

MOBILE HOMES & PADS DOVE CREEK 1100 sq ft 2 bdrm, 5 appls, N/S. Refs. Avail now $850. 338-5503.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 3-BDRM UPPER, Courtenay. Lrg yards, deck. Util & cable incld. $1200. avail now. Lease. (250)335-2757, (250)702-0749 Courtenay - 3 bedroom, top floor duplex. Sgl. Car garage. Call Sharon 250-890-1217.

APARTMENT/CONDO

WASHINGTON APARTMENTS 1027 Ryan Road Courtenay, B.C. (250) 338-0330

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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

CEDAR MANOR 463-12TH STREET TWO BEDROOM Freshly renovated suite – very nice – unique design. New designer kitchen. Quiet and well maintained building with mature adult tenants. Conveniently located just three blocks from downtown. Free laundry. Reasonable rent. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

TRADEWINDS 1600-1610 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM suite. Nicely renovated. Home-sized kitchen with new cabinets. Attractively decorated. 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 @ 250-3391222.

WESTWATER 60 Anderton Ave. Independent Living for Seniors “The Affordable Alternative” TWO BEDROOM with in suite washer/dryer. Very spacious - in suite storage and ensuite off large master bedroom. Full-sized kitchen appliances with dishwasher. Fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Elevator. Secure scooter storage and charging. Resident social room. Security entry. No pets. Call John @ 250-7032264.

SANDPIPER VILLAGE 1650 Comox Ave. TWO BEDROOM top floor suite. 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. No pets. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

Starting August 1st, 2011, we have brand new, beautiful 1 bedroom loft-style apartments and ground floor units with private entrances. Hydro, hot water and heat included. $750.00$725.00-$675.00/month + damage deposit. Must have minimum 3 previous rental/work references. No pets.

TWO BEDROOM CORNER SUITE very attractive – bright and spacious with extra windows. Nicely renovated/1,000 sq. ft. Located in central Courtenay in a quiet, adult building. Well managed and maintained. No pets. Security entry. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

(250) 338-0330

ONE BEDROOM recently renovated. Ground level with patio/garden. Reasonable rent includes heat, hot water and free laundry. Quiet, mature adult building. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

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COMOX, avail. Aug 1 - Nov 30, furnished, 4 bdrm house,1.5 bath, garage, 6 appl., private backyard, central location $1200, 250-890-9446

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 5888 Sea Terrace 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls. fenced patio, fenced yard,dbl garage, pet on approval. N/S. N/P. $800/mth Available Aug 1, $1400/mth #11-951 17th Street 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls. fenced patio, fenced yard, N/S. N/P. $800/mth Available Immediately 350A Nim Nim 3 bdrm, 1 bath. N/P, N/S, 4 (shared laundry) appls. $950/mth Available Immediately 2135 Meadowlark 4 bdrm,2.5 bath N/P, N/S, 5 appls $1450/mth Available 1 Aug 7-147 Stewart. Comox 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, pets on approval, N/S, 4 appls, $1000/mth Available 1 Aug 1981 Kelland Rd. Black Creek 3 bdrm, 2 bath, garage, N/P, N/S, 4 appls. $900/mth Available 1 Aug

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING Vernon: Lakeside Assisted Living Home, licensed, Space Available, Pictures & info by email shason@telus.net or call Steve at (250)306-0734

SHARED ACCOMMODATION ROYSTON, SOUTH. Large bdrm for working person. Refs req’d. Laundry & housekeeping. Avail now! 250-335-3337.

STORAGE LARGE STORAGE unit.1650 sqft. 14’ ceilings overhead doors. Heated, Hydro. 250337-1750

SUITES, LOWER BEAUTIFUL BASEMENT suite, Comox. 1 large bdrm w/lrg closet. Large living room, storage, near bus. NP/NS. Ref’s. Avail now. $645. incl. util. Call 250-339-0270.

SUITES, UPPER COURTENAY, 2 bdrm, F/S, private entrance, avail Aug. 1, $850 mo, 250-897-4476.

TOWNHOUSES COURTENAY. 2 bed, 1 bath 17th st, $800/month laundry onsite, 9 min walk to safeway ------------mlangleym@hotmail.com COURTENAY: 2 bdrm townhouse, sm cat welcome, background checks req’d $700 Ken, 250-334-8468.

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TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 2 bdrm, 2 baths, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Aug 1 . Rents from $1,100/mth. ARGO COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F&S, coin laundry, basic cable & hot water incl., N/S. No pets. Avail. Immed. and Aug 1 - $625/mth & $700/mth. Call Res.Mgr: 334-8602 LORELIE APTS 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, N/S. No pets. Avail. Immed. - $625 & $750/mth “SOUTHVIEW MANOR” renovated 1 bdrm, 1 bath condo, F & S, coin laundry, balcony, hot water incl, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed$595/mth “BRAIDWOOD MANOR” 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appls, coin laundry, patio, res. pkg., N/S, cat ok. Avail. Immed $725/mth COMOX DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath on a quiet cul-desac, 5 appls, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet neg. Avail. Aug 1 - $1,100/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg. N/S, No pets. Avail. Aug 1$800/mth CRAIGMARK PLACE 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 4appls., balcony, res. pkg, storage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed.- $750/mth. Call Res. Mgr. 218-3736 CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 2 bdrm, 1 bath rancher style duplex, 4 appls, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Aug. 1 - $850/mth

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. www.autocreditfast.ca WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Last week 24 out of 28 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888593-6095.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 2008 Toyota Yaris, $11,900 blue, 4dr, many extras,1 yr extended warranty left, amazing on gas, no accidents, in great shape, 74,000 km, call 250334-0021

MOTORCYCLES ‘06 Honda CRF 50 - $700 ‘04 Honda CRF 80 - $1,500 ‘06 Honda TRX 90 Quad - $2200 All in excellent running condition. Call (250) 3311870.

LAKE TRAIL APARTMENTS 2 bdrm condos conveniently located with 2 appl., on site coinop laundry; recent renos; new decks & windows; near schools & bus routes; N/S; N/P; $700/month incl. FREE heat & hot water; for immediate possession.

SOUTHVIEW MANOR

2 bdrm lower unit located in secured entrance building; close to all amenities; nicely maintained suite; laundry facilities located on each floor of building; n/s; n/p; $725/month; avail July 1

ULVERSTON MANOR

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

TUNNER GARDENS

Experience 35+ living in this beautifully manicured complex! Property features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appl & gas fireplace, patio, garage, & much more. N/S; small dog may be considered with deposit; $1200/month; avail July 1

BARCLAY SQUARE

Spacious 2 bdrm ground level corner suite features 4 appl, including HE stacker washer/dryer, two double closets in master & semi private patio area; new carpets; N/S; N/P; $750/month; for immediate possession

TOWNHOMES BEAUTIFUL COMOX TOWNHOME

Beautiful 2 level townhome in small, picturesque, adult oriented complex located near tennis courts & in walking distance to downtown Comox. Features 1475sqft, inc. large master suite, 2nd bdrm, 2 baths, 6 app, gas fireplace, & garage; enjoy all day sun on semi-private patio area; avail July 15, w/ possibility of early poss; $1300/month

EDGETT MEWS

Quiet townhouse complex conveniently located in West Courtenay features corner unit with living down & 2 bdrms up; 5 appl, semi-private patio, & covered carport; N/S; N/P; $825/ mo; avail Aug 1

PINE PLACE

Spacious 2 & 3 bedroom townhomes include 4 or 5 appl, & are ideally located near schools & all amenities; lower level features kitchen, dining & livingroom areas; upper floor contains bdrms, bathrm, & in suite storage; availJuly 15; rent from $850/month

HOUSES FOR RENT EXECUTIVE COMOX HOME

Just a jaunt to the beach... beautiful 4 bdrm, 2 bath home features large double garage, wrap around deck w/ ocean & mountain views, & lovely pond; low maintenance landscaping; near hospital & all amenities; N/S; $1500/month; avail Aug 1

ZERKEE PLACE, EAST COURTENAY

Beautiful two-level family home in East Courtenay offers 1700+ sqft living space & is located on quiet cul-de-sac; features 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, alarm system, & easy to maintain landscaping; small dog may be permitted w/deposit; $1300/ month; avail Aug 1

FARQUHARSON DRIVE STUNNING VIEW!

Beautifully laid out family home features stunning views, 3+ bdrms, 3 baths, 5 appl, immaculately landscaped yard, large laundry room, & double car garage; upper level all laminate, incl. livingroom w/ gas f/p; lower level includes spacious bonus room w/gas fireplace, & walk out to back yard; small pet may be considered w/deposit; avail Sept 1; $1400/month

TRACKER PLACE

Beautiful 2000sq ft 4 bdrm Comox home incl. 2 balconies, double car garage, 6 appl, 2.5 baths, & spacious laundry room; kitchen features beautiful cabinetry & stainless appliances, & opens to dining & livingroom. Also features built in stereo system with controls in all rooms, hardwood flooring, & cable hook ups throughout. Avail Sept. 1; N/S; N/P; $1300/mo

SCOTT ROAD COTTAGE

Beautifully renovated 1 bdrm cottage features 4 appl, & is located on dead end street w/amazing views & only moments to ocean; If you’re looking for tranquil & rustic, this is for you! Avail Aug 1, w/possibility of early possession; N/S; N/P; $800/ month

SAND PINES DRIVE, COMOX

2 bdrm new construction home features 970sqft, master w/ ensuite, 6 appliances, all walking distance to beach; small dog may be considered w/deposit; $1000/month; avail July 15

SAND PINES DRIVE, COMOX

Just moments to the beach with many fabulous features! 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appl, sunroom, Japanese style teahouse, & pellet stove; enjoy deer & squirrels from the deck; small dog may be considered w/deposit; $1200/month; avail July 15

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1992 DODGE Dakota small 8 cyl. Good shape $2495. obo. 250-465-1060.

MARINE BOATS ESTATE SALE. 36’ Diesel Cruiser tri cabin, sleeps 6. Marine surveyed June 24/11. Excellent live aboard conditions, appraised $24,000, sell $18,500 firm at Comox Fisherman’s Wharf. Call Penticton 1-250-493-5361.

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BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Avenue, Courtenay 2 and 3 bedroom available. Quiet complex with on-site management. Reasonable rates. Some completely renovated units with new appliances. Sorry no pets. Security deposit and 2 rental references required.

250-334-3078 WILLOW ARMS APARTMENT 1252-9th St, Courtenay 2 & 3 bedroom suite in quiet family oriented building with secure entry and manager on site. Walking distance to schools, bus stops and downtown. Reasonable rent include heat, hot water, basic cable, stove, fridge, carpet and drapes. Extra storage upon request. No pets. Two rental references and security deposit required.

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

450-19th Street, Courtenay 1 & 2 bedroom available, in quiet secure building, close to Driftwood Mall and bus route. Seniors Welcome. Adult oriented and no pets please. Includes heat, hot water and basic cable. Low hydro. 2 Rental References required.

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

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

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd, Courtenay 2 Bedroom apartment available in clean, quiet building. Includes hot water, 2 appliances, and insuite storage. Adult oriented. Manager on-site. Close to downtown, shopping and stores. Bus stop in front of building. N/S, seniors always welcome. House cat okay with references and pet deposit.

Call Gloria at 250-334-9717

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

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449 CONDOS

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BEECHER MANOR 1045 Cumberland Road, Courtenay 1 bedroom condo. Walking distance to downtown. Bus stop in front of building. Quiet building great for Seniors. Includes 2 appliances, drapes, hot water and oak cupboards with ensuite in master bedroom. Some suites have storage. Also, extra storage upon request. Pet okay. References required for you and your pets.

Call Gloria 250-334-9717

1520/1540 Piercy Ave., Courtenay 2 bedroom suite available August 1st in clean, quiet bldg with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

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

To View, Call 250-334-4483

CYPRESS ARMS

ST. BRELADES

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

146 Back Road, Courtenay

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

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

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

Call 338-7449

VANRIDGE MANOR 123 Back Road, Courtenay Features 5 appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, blinds, gas fireplaces - gas included in rent. Low hydro. Children welcome. Quiet, well-maintained 2 bedroom condos. Ideal location, walking distance to Superstore and North Island College. No pets.

Call 250-703-2570 TOWNHOUSES

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TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay

Classifieds

Available now 2 bedroom townhouses. Completely renovated with private entrance, full-size stove & fridge, new carpet & tile. Lots of storage in suite. Coin laundry onsite. Close to schools, stores and downtown. Great for family or working couple. 2 refs req’d. Small dog okay with references and pet deposit. Call Gloria 250-334-9717


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Soundclash headlining at The Big Time Out The deadline for early bird ticket sales arrives this Friday The Big Time Out’s lineup has been announced, and it’s clear that Cumberland’s little festival is back doing big things again in 2011. Early bird tickets are available until Friday for just $85 for the whole two-day show, which is being held Aug. 12 and 13. Tickets are available at Bop City Records in Courtenay, Tarbells and the Waverley in Cumberland, the Music Plant in Campbell River and online at thebigtimeout.com. Juno-award winning reggaepop group Bedouin Soundclash is topping the lineup this year. The trio formed in 2001 at Queen’s University and started blending pop, rock, punk and reggae as they gigged around Toronto. Their sophomore album, Sounding a Mosaic, caught the ear of critics, and its radio-friendly single, When the Night Feels My Song, propelled them to the top of the charts. The Bedouins earned the Best New Artist Juno that year. They followed it up in 2007 with Street Gospels, nabbed another Juno and toured alongside No Doubt, Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails. Years on the road and the excesses that can accompany fame took their toll and forced the Bedouins into a soul-searching hiatus. The band members explored their own musical projects for a time and then came back to the band with a new energy. In 2010, they released Light the Horizon, an alternately mellow and dance-y album that is classic Bedouin Soundclash: hopeful, longing and carefree. The 2011 lineup also features: Beats Antique Oakland-based Beats Antique is bringing their hypnotic blend of live electronica, world music and sultry dance to The Big Time Out stage on Aug. 13. The collective’s three core members each bring a varied

BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH will perform at Cumberland’s The Big Time Out Aug. 12 and 13, but there’s so much more. background to the group, from afro-beat to modern jazz. The band was asked to define their genre in one word. This is what they came up with: electro-essfunctional-acousticmelodramatic-downtempo-freakness-world-gypsy-balkan-funk. The strangest thing? That’s a perfect description. Their stage show is something to behold: a mix of brass, mixers, laptops, drum kits and feather boas. The music is mangy, irreverent, funky and wild. The Boom Booms Earthy, funky and uplifting, East Van’s the Boom Booms will make you feel good. The band members’ childhoods were soaked in the sounds of Barbados, Argentina, Pakistan and the rest of the Vancouver diaspora. Since their formation in 2008, they’ve travelled widely in search of even more – to Mexico, Nica-

ragua, El Salvador, Panama and Brazil. They make music to make people come together, from their friends and family at their famous block parties to half-naked Carnavalers in Rio and their new best friends on street corners in Spain. The Boom Booms became Comox Valley favourites on their last few visits. We’re glad to have our globetrotting friends back. Dub FX Dub FX is a live looper and beat boxer, an artist who builds up songs in front of the audience using just his voice and a few bits of gear. His tracks are intricate and infectious, heavily steeped in dubstep, hip hop and drum and bass. He got his start as a street performer in Melbourne, Australia, and quickly became a star act propelled by awe-struck viewers of his YouTube videos. While

Dub’s mastery of the technical aspects of live looping is amazing enough, the resulting music is at once epic and earth-moving. Kim Churchill Australian guitarist Kim Churchill is dreamy in both senses of the word. His sand-and-sun good looks are a perfect match for his upbringing near Byron Bay. And his hopeful, warm lyrics hint that he’s a dreamer at heart. But don’t be fooled – Churchill is a serious musical force. The 20-year-old has lived and breathed guitar for the past 10 years, developing a style full of complex finger picking and hammer-ons and improvised slides. He earned the National Youth Folk Artist Award in 2009 and shared main stages with Xavier Rudd, Michael Franti, Ben Harper, Buffy Sainte-Marie and even Bob Dylan. Churchill lit up last year’s The

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THE LITTLE STEVIES from Australia perform Friday at Joe’s Garage in downtown Courtenay.

Aussie popsters coming It’s been the journey of a lifetime for Melbourne pop darlings The Little Stevies. Sisters Sibylla and Bethany, and their childhood friend Robin, grew up making music together, the offspring of two very musical families whose members once formed part of an ARIA-winning pop band in the 1970s. It’s their long history of collaboration coupled with their relatively young age that makes their sound unique: exquisite three-part harmonies that soar above terrific pop melodies and catchy guitar hooks. Since 2009, their sound’s been expanded and matured by the band’s newest member, multi-instrumentalist Josh Barber on drums and percussion. After the release of their debut album Love Your Band in early 2009, they rapidly built a reputation as canny songwriters and an exceptional live act, building a loyal following of Little Stevieloving fans wherever they go. In March 2010,

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The Little Stevies embarked on their first tour of the USA, originally planned as a lowkey showcase trip. What transpired was beyond all expectations, with the band stealing the spotlight at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, playing packed-out shows, signing with a leading U.S. booking agent and attracting a swag of label, radio and publishing interest. The band returned to Los Angeles in September this year to record their follow-up album with producer Ethan Allen (Tim Finn, Brant Bjork, Kristin Hersh). Why have The Little Stevies struck such a rich, penetrating and instant chord with

Originally from the Prairies, Wendy McNeill writes songs that retain her love of wide open space and the longing that such big skies can generate. She is a fan of underdogs, strange cats and brave hearts. These characters are often the centerpieces of her songs which she creates using looped vocals, accordion, and guitar. McNeill lives up to her Folk Noir roots with her latest release, A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Living. The new songs stretch a tightrope between the intimate and the otherworldly with splash-

audiences? It might be their honest lyrics, an oft-witty, oft-moving mixture of the personal and the profound. It might be their sound, an eclectic and energetic blend of acoustic pop, adorned with stunning fourpart harmonies. And it might be the cheeky, charming personalities of the band members themselves, who enjoy chatting with a crowd almost as much as playing for them. Advance tickets are at Bop City Records. Joe’s Kitchen opens at 6:30 and the show begins at 8:30. For more information, visit www. joeson5th.ca or call 250-702-MILO (6456). — Joe’s Garage

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WENDY MCNEILL PLAYS this Thursday at Joe’s Garage in Courtenay. es of magical realism and a host of new characters. A shape-shifting coyote, a city that sheds tears, a romantic snake and a rest-

less rabbit all assist in exploring themes of temptation, isolation, hope, faith, love and various crimes of passion. A compelling blend of the bold

and the vulnerable with hints of cabaret, pop, and spoken word. Hardcore living with a dreamer’s touch. McNeill has recorded five albums, contributed her music to indie films, dance and theatre productions, been showcased on numerous compilation CDs and toured in North America, Europe, Brazil and Japan. Advance tickets are at Bop City Records. Joe’s Kitchen opens at 6:30 and the show begins at 8:30. For more information, visit www. joeson5th.ca or call 250-702-MILO (6456). — Joe’s Garage

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Labels don’t fit visiting singer Maybe it’s an ocean thing. Maybe it’s her gravitation to places that are on the fringe. Whatever it is, Andrea Koziol is finding her way from coast to coast on her “two favourite places in the world tour” with a pair of gifted comrades and a whole lotta joy. She performs July 21 at Joe’s Garage in Courtenay. She calls herself a “Torch Folk Singer Songwriter” because no single label seems to fit. Does she make folk music? Yes. But folk music in fabulous dress, that just sat down for a stiff drink with cabaret and pop. Koziol is touring in support of her new recording Half Way Sweet, a delicious collection of music written during stolen late-night moments spent with her new obsession – the ukulele. Songs that are an unusual dialogue between a songwriter who usually plays the piano, and the funky little instru-

ANDREA KOZIOL IS obsessing about her ukulele on her current coast-to-coast tour, which includes Joe’s Garage in Courtenay on July 21. ment that’s become a pop music muse all around the world. Inspired by acoustic folk, old time jazz, and Brazilian popular songs, Half Way Sweet is a collection of music that was written in the dark, but highlights one common thread in the fabric of the human condition. She calls it an ‘elegant ukulele’ project, and the live show is a journey not to be missed. Koziol appears this July with friends and superstars Ian de Souza (Sisters

Euclid, Lal) on bass and Joel Schwartz (Royal Wood, Great Lake Swimmers) on guitar. With five solo recordings to her name, Koziol has performed in every kind of venue this country has to offer. Surprisingly, there are only a very few scenarios she wishes she’d avoided altogether — like that infamous night with the trailer full of squirrels — but live and learn have made their way into her lexicon. — Joe’s Garage

Metal art seen on Hornby Vancouver Island’s respected metal artist Bradley Allen holds a Mind over Metal Art show and sale at the Hornby Island Community Hall from July 15 to 18. The public is cordially invited to view his metal sculptures and meet with the artist at the opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. this Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through to the 18th. Allen’s deep connection with nature and his commitment to recycling and environmental sustainability combine to produce exquisite sculptures of trees and forests. His expertise in wielding his art form has made Allen a sought after artist who often is commissioned to design that special piece. Allen’s art creates a fusion of the bold and whimsical.

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Miss Quincy does not fit the classic singer-songwriter mold. Performing July 20 at Joe’s Garage in Courtenay, she plays guitar like she practises and sings songs like she means them. “Bringing a sense of the renegade women of the old West mixed with a modern independence of spirit, her extraordinary clear voice and well-crafted, memorable songs range through bluegrass and bar room blues, gypsy jazz, and something that is all of the above and yet something unique.” (Backroads Music, UK). Tipping her hat to earlier times and the rugged northern beauty that has been the backdrop of her life, Miss Quincy draws inspiration from the pioneering women who came before, the blues ladies of the 1930s, dirty guitar licks, and sweet gospel harmonies. Miss Quincy is of a

new breed of DIY musician who is fiercely independent and committed to a grassroots music approach. This year Miss Quincy has ventured across the ocean for her second independently booked European tour (made possible by a touring grant from the BC Arts Council) and been awarded Folk/ Traditional Recording of The Year at the 2011 BC Interior Music Awards. Showing no signs of stopping or slowing down, Miss Quincy will spend the summer playing festivals, bar rooms, street corners, and living rooms along the Canadian road before recording a new album this fall. Miss Quincy performs July 20 at Joe’s Garage. Tickets cost $10. For more information, visit www. joeson5th.ca or call 250-702-MILO (6456). — Miss Quincy Bookings

Forbidden again The Forbidden Jazz Trio returns to Zocalo Café this Friday. The group, consisting of Jake Masri on trumpet and vocals, Jeff Drummond on guitar and Grahame Edwards on upright bass, hopes to reach audiences of all ages by performing jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. Together they represent more than four decades of experi-

ence and their unique blend of voice, brass, and strings, promise to weave their collective magic through two sets of entertaining music. For more information, contact Zocalo Café & Gallery at 250331-0933, check them out at www.zocalocafe. ca or simply drop by the corner of Fifth Street and Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. — Forbidden Jazz Trio


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AURORA JANE FROM Australia brings her dynamic live act to the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland this Saturday.

This Jane anything but plain She’s been touring the planet ever since 2004 Fronted by one of the world’s most exciting female guitar players, Aurora Jane’s new sound has been likened to having the fluidity and excitement of a Hendrix Experience, with the deep groove of Blood Sugar-era Chili Peppers, and the retro get-up-and-dance stylings of ‘70s P-Funk. Her latest album Deep End has been making waves around the world. She’s “Not a plain Jane” (Rolling Stone, India). The 28-year-old Australian artist — who will rock the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland this Saturday — has been touring the globe since 2004, her

impressive tour history includes: multiple tours of India (where she is signed to Blue Frog Records alongside John McLaughlin), and has headlined Roots Festival, Pubrockfest & World Music Festival — Ladakh; Canada (in 2008 & 2010 headlining Robson Valley Music Festival); Europe (2008), and endless circuits of her home-turf in Australia where she has opened for the John Butler Trio, Blue King Brown & The Waifs, and played countless festivals including: Festival of the Sun, Woodford Folk Festival & Island Vibe Reggae Festival. Deep End, Aurora Jane’s third album, was recorded across three continents, with tracking taking place in Canada, Australia, and India. At the final mix session in Sydney’s

Studio 301, the album jumped the queue in front of Coldplay for the hottest disk in the country and left Chris Martin and the producer working next door! Mastered at Sterling in New York by Chris Gehringer (Madonna, Erykah Badu, Dandy Warhols, Shaggy) ‘Deep End’ is a truly international affair. Aurora Jane’s band features many worldclass artists and varies from continent to continent. The Summer

2011 tour of Canada will feature Australian artists Tim Bennett on bass guitar, Mal Webb on horns, guitar and trix, and Canadian Dan Barton on Drums. Special guests joining the fray Saturday are the Dukes of Dodge. There’s a $10 cover charge and doors open at 9:30 p.m. For details about the band, visit www. aurorajane.com/content.php?pageId=1. — Cumberland Village Works

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This week, the Elks’ welcome Jazztet to the Thursday night lineup. With performance credits from London to Tokyo, these guys have over a century of combined jazz experience. This is the most comfortable room in the Valley to enjoy one of our coolest, most innovative groups. Their interpretation of jazz standards is anything but standard, and you will appreciate their genuine, musical collaboration and creativity. The talent behind Jazztet is John Ringstead on guitar, Mike Schwarz on saxophones, Don MacKay on bass, Ralph Barrat on piano and vocals, and Bill Street on drums. Ringstead’s smooth guitar playing is the perfect foil for Schwarz, and together they venture well outside the box. Through the evening, the multi-talented Schwarz will bring his assured touch and beautiful lyrical playing, in turns, on the soprano, alto and tenor sax. MacKay holds the centre for the quintet with his clean and

structured five-string bass playing, without compromising his skilled innovation and improvisation. Barrat’s warm and resonant voice, with the timbre of a Bobby Darrin or Sinatra, accompanies his rhythmic keyboard work infused with blues. Street’s drumming

expertly drives changes in feel and tempo for the quintet. For more information visit www.jazztet. org. Expect some exciting music at the Elks’ Hall this Thursday at 231 Sixth St. Music is by donation. For more information, phone 250-3342512. — Elks

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Naomi Klein and her partner Avi Lewis, two of Canada’s bestknown media and publishing personalities, will speak in Powell River on July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Theatre. The occasion is a fundraiser for the local community radio station CJMP 90.1, which is sponsoring the event. The Comox Valley chapter of the Council of Canadians is helping to make the event a success. Klein is the author of two international best-sellers — No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, both of which have been translated into nearly 30 languages. She also writes for The Nation and Rolling Stone. Lewis is the director of the award-winning film The Take, a moving story of a group of Argentinean workers who get their jobs back by taking over their closed factory. “This is a must-see event,” said CJMP board member Tony Colton. “We are billing it as a Conversation with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. Author and national political commentator Murray Dobbin — a Powell Riverite — will engage our visitors in conversation about their current project: looking at how the climate crisis can spur economic and

political transformation.” Organizers are hoping to attract people from the Island. Tickets ($20 in advance or $25 at the door) are available at the Zocalo Café and Laughing Oyster Books. Islanders are entitled to a $5 rebate with their ferry receipt. For more information and tickets online, visit cjmp.ca. — CJMP

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DOBBELSTEYN income. Work with them to create a realistic budget with measurable and attainable goals — and be their guide along the way. • File today for better returns tomorrow. Your teen should file an income tax return to report the earnings from his or her summer job. • Be a 10-percenter today for a richer tomorrow. Early savings take full advantage of the miracle of compound interest — so encourage your teen to save at least 10 per cent of their take-home pay by using this dramatic example: Invest

$1 a day for 40 years at an interest rate of five per cent and you’ll have about $44,000! You know the lifelong importance of saving, investing and money management and you want your teen to know all about it, as well – and to follow your teachings to a comfortable financial future. But sometimes teens develop selective hearing loss — especially when it comes to accepting advice from their parents. An external informed opinion can make the difference — so why not give your professional adviser a call for some additional help? J. Kevin Dobbelsteyn is a certified financial planner with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. His column appears every Wednesday.

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Editor’s note: This calendar is for special events put on by non-profit groups. We run as many as space permits, but only guarantee a calendar item appears once. Calendar items can be e-mailed to copy@comoxvalleyrecord.com, faxed to 250-338-5568 or delivered to 765 McPhee Ave. Deadlines: Friday at 5 p.m. for Wednesday’s paper and Tuesday at noon for Friday’s paper. Include date, location, time and a contact phone number that can be published. Our online calendar is available for listings at www. comoxvalleyrecord.com. S ANON Comox Valley: Have you felt hurt, ashamed or alone because of sexual behaviour of a loved one? 12-step fellowship group provides experience, strength, hope & friendship. FMI: sanon. comoxvalley@gmail.com, 1-888-250-7305. NAR-A-NON: If a family member or friend is using drugs, how does it affect you? We can help. Call Rene 250-334-2392, Sharon 250339-7906 or Jack 250-3343485.

Wednesday, July 13 CUMBERLAND hosts its own day of Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge. Events: Barista Competition hosted by Royston Roasters at Wandering Moose Café, Dunsmuir Ave., 9 a.m.–noon; kids come by Seeds Food Market, Dunsmuir Ave., & join Cumberland Community Schools Society Environment Club in making terrariums – plant own food to take home, 2–5 p.m.; local catering company Gourmet Girls select local foods from shelves at Seeds Food Market to create impromptu summer menu, 2–5 p.m. FMI: www.eatlocalcomoxvalley.com.

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EVERGREEN Seniors Pancake Breakfast, Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–11 a.m. Celebrate Downtown Courtenay Local Colours Festival & Market Day’s weekend events. All welcome. FMI: 250-3381000. C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Ships Point walk; meet at Staples (recycling area), 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Sue 250-8988333, Betty Lou 250-2187908, www.cvnewcomers. blogspot.com. COMOX Branch Library presents Facebook 101: Learn basics of Facebook including sending messages, uploading pictures & ensuring your privacy is protected, Comox Library, 11 a.m. FMI: 250339-2971. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Double Play, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000.

Saturday, July 16 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with free entertainment by Alan Jossul, exhibition grounds, Headquarters Road, 9 a.m.noon. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com. COURTENAY & District Fish & Game Protective Association’s Showdown in the Valley, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Visit Boomtown, western frontier town, & watch cowboy action shooting; period costumes, saloon & general store. FMI: 250-334-3479, www.valleyregulators.com. COURTENAY Branch Library presents Market Day Draw to win one of two $30 gift certificates for Courtenay’s Atlas Cafe, plus invites suggestions for cookbook display celebrating Summer Reading Club: Savour Each Word, 300 - 6th St., 10

a.m.–5 p.m. FMI: 250-3343369 ext. 2. KITTY CAT PAL Society Adopt-a-Pals kittens & cats available for adoption, inside Comox Centre Mall, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. FMI: 250-218-7223, www.kittycatpals.com. KITTY CAT PAL Society hot dog barbecue, Quality Foods, Driftwood Mall, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. To benefit Kitty Cat P.A.L Society. FMI: 250218-7223, www.kittycatpals. com. PREVAILING Wins dragonboating team’s fundraising carwash to benefit Boys & Girls Club summer camp fund, Baxandall Ford, 4901 Island Hwy., 11 a.m.–3 p.m. By donation. Hot dogs & drinks.

Sunday, July 17 COURTENAY & District Fish & Game Protective Association’s Showdown in the Valley, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Visit Boomtown, western frontier town, & watch cowboy action shooting; period costumes, saloon & general store. FMI: 250-334-3479, www.valleyregulators.com. KITTY CAT PAL Society Adopt-a-Pals kittens & cats available for adoption, Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 250-2187223, www.kittycatpals.com. ANDERTON Therapeutic Gardens hosts free talk by Chanchal Cabrera of Innisfree Farms on Weeds – Friend or Foe, 2012 Anderton Rd. (behind Anderton Nursery), Comox, 1 p.m. Donations welcome. Master gardeners present to answer gardening questions. FMI: Trish 250871-3235, 250-702-4185.

Tuesday, July 19 C.V. WOOD Carvers meet every Tuesday to carve & learn about carving, Royston Community Hall, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. No experience necessary. FMI: Al 250-331-0156, Jim 250-339-5350.

Wednesday, July 20 COURTENAY Branch Library presents Intro to eBooks: Learn to search Library to Go & how to download eBooks; feel free to bring laptop and/or eBook reader; 300 - 6th St., 6:45 p.m. Registration required. FMI: 250334-3369 ext. 2.

Friday, July 22 C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for 4 Parks walk; meet at Filberg Road, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Kari 250-339-5851, www.cvnewcomers.blogspot.com. EVERGREEN Seniors At the Movies, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 12:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Amigos, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000.

Saturday, July 23 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with free entertainment by RNR, exhibition grounds, Headquarters Road, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com. UNION BAY hosts Giant Garage/Book Sale & Car Wash to benefit Tour De Rock, Union Bay Hall, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: Dave 250335-2317. KITTY CAT PAL Society Adopt-a-Pals kittens & cats available for adoption at Anderton Nurseries, 2012 Anderton Rd., Comox, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 250-2187223, www.kittycatpals.com.

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UB Diving centre resurfaces For anyone driving through Courtenay, a bright red and white awning is the latest attraction at 2440 Cliffe Ave. That awning marks the new location for UB Diving, relocated recently from downtown to across from Tim Hortons. Sean and Shellie Smyrichinsky, co-owners of the 12-year old business, are excited about the move. “This move makes it easier for customers to park (instead of a downtown location), gives us a back alley for easy pickups and dropoffs of tanks and other equipment, and it’s just better visibility,� says Sean. UB Diving is a fullservice dive centre with a lot going on in their new 1,100 square feet. They offer charters,

instruction, drysuit and regulator repairs, retail sales, air fills and tank inspections. They stock and special-order an array of the latest dive equipment— from fins and masks to drysuits and underwater cameras for sale and for rent. As the Comox Valley’s only PADI dive centre (internationallyrecognized SCUBA certification organization), they offer a comprehensive training program in their new classroom. Their PADI affiliation also allows them to provide students with high school credit for scuba courses. “Many high school students do not realize that they can earn up to 10 credits by taking PADI courses in SCUBA,� Sean says. “But the ones who do often realize what a

great career opportunity commercial diving can offer.� UB Diving also works with Valley youth through the Work Experience program and by speaking at career days. Since opening UB Diving, Smyrichinsky has trained many individuals in the Comox Valley, as well as Island visitors to dive. The PADI certification offered by UB Diving starts with “open water� (the beginner course). UB Diving also offers many specialty dive courses, such as under-

water photography and rescue diver, as well as through dive master and dive instructor. All UB Diving courses include rental gear and the use of drysuits at no extra charge, or students may provide their own. The new store is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. UB Diving also offers a customer loyalty program. In addition to the store, UB Diving owns two aluminum boats that have been customized for diving charters. — UB Diving

Public Hearing Notice BYLAW NO. 131

“Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw, 2005, Amendment No. 48�

Public hearing to be held: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Location: CVRD boardroom 550B Comox Road, Courtenay Starting at: 7:00 p.m. Bylaw No. 131 This bylaw, if adopted, would amend the Comox Valley zoning bylaw in order to rezone the subject property from Rural Twenty (RU-20) to Country Residential One (CR-1).

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Summer of fun is here Visualize 50 ecstatic campers, staff and volunteers tubing the Puntledge River as one huge flotilla. Catch a glimpse of campers in kayaks and canoes riding the same river on an outgoing tide to the ocean. Witness the sheer excitement of these kids as they prepare to surf the waves at Tofino or skim board the tidal pools at Saratoga Beach. Hear the banter around the tables at mealtimes and the sounds of laughter and music at firesides. Remember when you anticipated and delighted in these same adventures. Summer 2011 is finally here and everything is ready for another summer of fun with Youth Unlimited. This is the 20th summer that Youth Unlimited has been creating and providing summer adventures. Located at Riverbend on the Tsolum River, they often use this as a base for their adventures that find them mini-golfing in Parksville, swimming and trekking the trails at Englishman River, just enjoying the moment. Camping along the Somas River in Port Alberni and swim-

ming at Stamp Falls are other popular summer events. A day trip to Newcastle Island or Victoria in the middle of a busy camping week! Capture the Flag in the dark of night at an incredibly spooky location. Catch a vision for your kids this sum-

mer. Check out their website (http://comoxvalley. yfccanada.org) or call their office at 250-3388416. They have been serving the Comox Valley with year-round activities since 1992. — Youth Unlimited

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD COMOX VALLEY’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER Publisher: Joanna Ross Editor: Mark Allan Ph: 250-338-5811 / Fax: 250-338-5568 / Classified: 250-310-3535 A division of Black Press Ltd. 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7 www.comoxvalleyrecord.com editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com The Comox Valley Record is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Military served with honour July 5 isn’t likely to leave a lasting mark on history. However, the end of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan is a historic moment for our nation. The book is closed on our decade-long involvement and it will take at least as much time before we’ll truly understand what our soldiers were able to achieve. After spending so much time and resources in Afghanistan the culture of our forces has been indelibly shaped by this experience. Of course, some of the attention is now focused on Libya and its ongoing civil war. From CFB Esquimalt, 250 personnel are preparing to sail for the north African nation. HMCS Vancouver, a frigate considered one of the workhorses of Canada’s Navy, is expected to leave from here early next week. It will join Canadian troops already fighting with NATO forces. But this does not appear to be the kind of endless conflict that was Afghanistan. Then there are plans for a ramped-up military presence in the Arctic. This will also take tremendous resources but will be an entirely different kind of mission. The question remains about what our military’s role should be outside our borders. The war in Afghanistan cost Canadians more than $11 billion, a number that could double as we deal with the legacy of returning veterans. Despite our departure the work continues, including by a contingent of Canadians tasked with training Afghans to take charge of their own security. Elsewhere in the world, we can only guess where the next trouble spot will be. We might not make a big deal come next July 5, but Canadians can take pride in the work done by our military personnel over the last decade and feel confident that whatever comes next, they’ll continue to make a difference on the world stage.

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Record Question of the Week This week: Sixty-one per cent of respondents so far say they are voting yes to extinguish the HST. Do you have an opinion about this scorching hot potato of an issue? Get your vote in early by visiting www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and voting in the Poll on the mainpage. Per Personnel from CFB Comox served our country well in hostile Afghani territory while honouring Canada’s commitment to its allies in recent years.

More than half of all B.C. provincial court cases have been stuck in the system for at least a year and a growing number are at risk of being thrown out as a result.

You want it – you pay for it Dear editor, Weighed down by a $14-trillion debt, the United States is now facing the prospect of economic collapse. And yet none of its leaders has the courage to suggest even a modest tax increase to alleviate the situation. Instead they are playing politics and bickering over which services to cut and by how much. In the U.S.A. and Canada any politician who proposes a tax increase is committing political suicide. It is unfortunate that we are not debating the relative merits of increased taxes and reduced services. A study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has concluded that those with an income under $100,000 actually lose money when their taxes are reduced. Any immediate gain from tax cuts is offset by a plethora of incremental increases

in the cost of services. When the BC Liberals first came to power they immediately reduced our taxes. We were all delighted. But how many of us related the tax cuts to an increase in our MSP premiums and the loss of coverage for eye examinations and physiotherapy? The conclusions of the CCPA study on taxation are controversial and arguable, and it is regrettable that there is no public debate on the subject. So it is discouraging to find in the letters and political cartoons in the Record, that debate over the HST referendum has been reduced to an argument over which option will cost us less in taxes. Those who support lower taxes should also be prepared to say which public services they would like to see reduced or removed

and which services they would be willing to pay for out their pockets with their tax savings. When politicians promote an economic policy they are fond of saying, “We have no choice.” This is simply untrue! Unless we take an ideological position, we always have choices. We can have an effective public education system, reduce hospital waiting lists, and improve our postal, transportation and police services if we so choose. But if we opt for these public services, we have to be willing to pay taxes to support them. Perhaps it would be more convenient and cost efficient if some services were provided privately. But then we must be prepared to pay for them. In any case, we can’t make these decisions without effective Erik Taynen, public debate. Courtenay

Consider HST on its own merit Dear editor, Last Wednesday’s editorial provides a refreshing contrast to some of the poor reasoning, failed humour and undisguised impoliteness that have recently entered the local press with regard to the HST referendum. Your reminder to ‘think carefully’ is an often-needed but rarely heeded warning in politics. No one will suggest that the tax’s introduction was handled well. But displeasure at the way our leaders acted should not interfere with making a sound decision about the HST. The tax should be considered on its own merit, not that of politicians. Aside from the payments from the federal government, the new tax is simpler, less expensive to administer and more in keeping with other taxes around the world. Economists and accoun-

tants (not to mention some of our best politicians) support the tax. The main argument against the tax seems to be that it favours businesses rather than individuals — illogical when we consider that businesses consist of individuals, and all taxes, ultimately, are paid by the people. In fact, the one reasonable objection to a 10-per-cent HST comes from Opposition leader Adrian Dix. Mr. Dix supports more taxes and opposes the HST because, in his opinion, the government is a better keeper (and spender) of our money than we are. Obviously, no government can invent a tax system that will please everyone. Many of my fellow British Columbians prefer our old taxes, and I respect their choice. But to me, the most sensible

option was to send in my ballot marked ‘No’ to extinguishing the Brendon Johnson, HST. Courtenay

Why the bribe from the federal government? Dear editor, If the HST were such a “good thing,” saving money, etc., then why did the federal government need to offer a $1.6-billion “incentive” (read bribe) to the provinces to create it? Vote yes to extinguish the Susan Holvenstot, HST. Comox Valley


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e v a Who (should) let the dogs out? H our SAY Y Dear editor, I do not understand the negative knee-jerk response to a suggestion that an off-leash dog park be designated in Comox. The thinking seems to be that a dog off-leash is automatically bad and, I’m guessing, a dog on-leash scarcely better. Yet humans have lived with — and benefited from — canine companions for tens of thousands of years. Nowadays, dogs provide eyes for the blind, companionship for the lonely, aid for farmers with their flocks. There are canines that seek out hidden explo-

sive devices, helping protect not only local people but also our military. The list goes on. Close to our pocketbooks, studies have shown that those of us who live with companion dogs generally access costly healthcare less frequently than the rest of the population. Communities are realizing off-leash dog parks are an asset. Calgary has several. Edmonton boasts 40. There are off-leash dog parks in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Kamloops, Osoyoos and — the most glorious of all — along Dallas Road in Vic-

toria. I have been walking a succession of my dogs offleash along Dallas Road at least annually for well over 50 years and have yet to see a dog fight or a dog harassing a human. And, believe me, there are dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds running free. Yes, there are irresponsibly trained dogs that should not be off-leash, but most dogs are safe offleash. Is there etiquette that dogs and their owners should observe whether the dogs are on- or offleash? Oh, yes — defi-

nitely. Does the Comox Valley need a designated dog park? Yes, definitely. Should it be the Port Augusta Park? This possibility deserves careful, rational thought. Should the dog park be fenced and posted? Fenced, probably; posted, definitely. Should the Town of Comox create a year-round leash-free area within the town for dogs? Definitely. After all, it is tax contributed by all, including those who have dogs, which maintain our parks. Wendy Johnson, Comox

Has he got a deal for you, CVRD Dear editor, For several months I have been watching the controversy in the news about the location selected by the CVRD for the proposed homeless facility on Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. It is obvious that the business community and users of that area object strongly to the choice of the location. What would the community think about a very private acre of land sur-

rounded by trees in the City of Courtenay? It is a 15-minute walk to Thrifty. The Comox Valley Food Bank is two blocks away. Bus service is a block away. In the winter, homeless folks walk past this property to the shelter at the Four Square Church. There is an older but newly renovated 2,000square-foot rancher on the property. It is very comfortable with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms and a new kitchen.

Hollow assurances not nearly enough Dear editor, industry, the auditor genThank you for the July eral has released a scath7 editorial and comment ing report, which indicates piece about the Raven Coal that major projects such Project. as mines are Both capnot being adetured the quately moniconcerns that tored and that I have heard there is little from residents control over the in the Comox environmental Valley through impact from to the west already-apcoast. proved projects. Also of conInstead of cern is Comox hollow assurValley MLA ances, MLA SCOTT FRASER Don McRae’s McRae needs to ghost-like presence when attend the public meetings it comes to this issue and on the Raven Coal Project, his hollow comments about listen to the public’s real being proud of the provinconcerns, and advocate on cial government’s environbehalf of his constituents. Scott Fraser mental assessment process. Editor’s note: Scott Since the environmenFraser is the NDP MLA for tal process was gutted by Alberni-Pacific Rim. his government to favour

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It would certainly be suitable accommodation for someone before it is removed to make room for new housing. In 2009 when the CVRD asked for expressions of interest re the emergency shelter, I offered this property to them. In August 2010, I received a letter of rejection from the CVRD — no reasons given.

Because of its location I think this property would make a great site for the homeless and satisfy the business community and the downtown users as well. My property is still for sale and I am interested to talk with the CVRD if they choose to select a new site. Gordon Conway, Courtenay

Shelter tour a sham Dear editor, The fake bus tour of homeless shelters in other communities has been staged. The Courtenay politicians visited in the middle of the day when the homeless were out and, of course, there would be no problems. These places would look neat and tidy. The employees, of course, want their jobs, so good press is the goal. These politicians should have the courage and honesty to go unannounced late at night when the

action happens and problems arise. Those that cannot get into a local shelter or don’t want to (especially wintertime) hang around because their friends are there. I’m sure the police would be happy to host such a night tour and also expound upon the fact that their hands are tied when dealing with these problems. Note that the murder of the homeless person was only one block away from the Nanaimo homeless B. Kunz, shelter. Courtenay

Wanting it both ways Dear editor, Voting against the longneeded improvements to our recreation facilities at the Lewis Centre, Coun. Murray Presley says that the City shouldn’t be offering public services that the private sector can profitably supply. (Record, July 6). Now, as the newly elect-

ed president of the Comox Valley Economic Development Society board, can Mr. Presley be expected to reject public funding for that service — close to $900,000 from local taxpayers in 2011 — and instead turn to the private sector for financial supTom Pater, port? Courtenay

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THE COMOX VALLEY Book Friends recently held their annual fundraising book sale. Thanks to the generous donations of material, there was something for each of the over 1,500 people who attended. The group would like to thank Tiffany and Les of the Comox Centre Mall for their great assistance in making the sale possible. Proceeds of the sale are donated by the Book Friends to local nonprofit groups. This year they are pleased to announce that $17,000 will be distributed to the following: 4R’s Education Centre, Comox Valley Adult Learning Centre, Anderton Therapeutic Gardens, Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, L’Arche Mental Health Society, St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, Therapeutic Riding, Comox Firefighters Association and Vancouver Island Regional Library. There will also be a student bursary awarded to a student graduating from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School. Books are accepted year-round and may be dropped off at Good Vibrations — park at the corner of Fourth and England. Please take your good quality donations in bags or boxes that you can leave there. New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact Ruth at ruth_dilts@hotmail.com or 250-338-2750. LONE WOLF ROOFING has been incorrectly listed in the Yellow Pages with the prefix 338. This has lost him a lot of business and been a thorn in the side of the resident whose number it is. Lone Wolf Roofing should be 250-3393382. When 411 is called they do not have a listing. When Yellow Pages online is used it provides the correct number. For the book error there has been no apology, no compensation, and no assurance that the same error will not recur in the new book. To add insult to injury Canpages has followed suit with the same error. A SUMMER FULL of sunshine and happy days to the staff at Jet-FM for supporting The Salvation Army’s Dignity Project. What a privilege it is to partner with such a community conscious team! Thanks so much for all you do for our community. The Salvation Army

Family Services would like to thank Diane of Royston Roasting Company for continually donating their amazing coffee to our Emergency Food Services and to use in our staff coffee area! We are more awake and productive thanks to the generous donation! The Salvation Army’s Tuesday Hot Lunch Program would like to send a bouquet of flowers and sunshine-filled summer days, to the Cumberland Bakery for their donation of bread and treats for us to serve our guests! I WOULD LIKE to send a huge bouquet of highly precise jewel-encrusted flowers to Grahams Jewellers on Fifth Street. Faced with what I feared was an impossible task they quickly, cheerfully, and cheaply repaired my treasured watch. What great service! STREET SMART KIDZ of Canada would like to thank and show our appreciation to Mayor Phelps of Courtenay and public liaison officer Const. Nicole Hall of the Comox Valley RCMP for their incredible patience, guidance and goodnatured humour while they helped us create our video trilogy about Kids and Crime. With their support and help, we were able to create three educational videoes showing kids what happens when they break the law, the repercussions of their actions, how it affects their parents and the community they live in. Vandalism is not a victimless crime. Tagging buildings, breaking windows and snapping trees have consequences. After much editing due to my mistakes, not the mayor’s or constable’s, the videos have finally been released on YouTube and the streetsmartkidz.ca website. Videos have been picked up by over 1,000 schools across Canada and the United States, to date. THE COMOX VALLEY Food Bank would like thank the organizers and participants of the Comox Valley chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society for their recent “24 hour relay for life” event. They contributed over 400 pounds of nonperishable food. We appreciate all the effort everyone spent, to help the less fortunate in our communities.

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Do your kids know the dangers of open water?

This is the fifth in a series of articles on water safety leading up to National Drowning Prevention Week, July 16 to 23.

As people young and old flock to local beaches, and flotillas of enthusiastic tubers drift along the Puntledge River, the Comox Valley Regional District is reminding residents to enjoy themselves responsibly and know the potential dangers of open water. According to the most recent statistics from the Lifesaving Society, 36 per cent of Canadian drowning deaths occurred on lakes and ponds. An additional 29 per cent occurred on rivers and streams.

THE ANNUAL HARVEST is July 23 at Island View Lavender Cottage Garden in Union Bay.

Dive into the colour purple You’re invited to immerse yourself July 23 in a complete lavender experience by joining Gourmet Girls Global Catering at Island View Lavender Cottage Garden in Union Bay for the annual harvest and luncheon. For the first time, Island View Lavender will team with Gourmet Girls Global Catering (of Cumberland) to present a fundraising event for the Comox Valley Hospice Society. A variety of health and wellness practitioners will join us for a day that will indulge all of the senses. Experience a handson harvest with informative host Kathleen Kinasewich. Joining her will be Maggie and Robin Ansell from Oak Tree Lavender Farm in Port Alberni. An array of fresh lavender products that are as healthful as they are beautiful will be available as a result of the collaboration between these two growers. Maggi and Robin Ansell will be using a copper still on site to create fresh lavender essential oil, which will be used in your spa treatments and in the preparation of your meal. A variety of handcrafted products will be available for purchase, and all participants will receive a special gift basket. Your day will also include refreshments such as lemonade, iced tea, and sparkling mineral water infused with the healing herb.

A sumptuous lavender inspired luncheon will be prepared and served by Gourmet Girls Global Catering. To complement this full-day event, we will start the day with a 30-minute wakeup, warmup yoga session. You can enjoy the esoteric music of Mikeoula, who will create a beautiful soundscape with her crystal bowls, drums and guitar. After a day spent immersed in lavender and indulgence, enjoy a restorative and bracing ocean swim in beautiful Baynes Sound. This event has a lim-

ited number of tickets available, so reserve your spot early. Proceeds from ticket sales and from the sale of fresh and dried lavender bunches will benefit the Comox Valley Hospice Society. It happens July 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Island View Lavender at 5511 Island Highway in Union Bay. Tickets cost $135 per person (including HST). They’re available through the Comox Valley Hospice Society website at www. comoxhospice.com and at ‘Beyond’ the Kitchen Door at 274B Fifth St.

in Courtenay. Advance tickets are available until July 21. For more information, contact Linda Shaben of Gourmet Girls Global Catering at 250-218-6439 or gourmetgirls3@gmail. com or Terri Odeneal of the Comox Valley Hospice Society at 250339-5833 or admin@ comoxhospice.com. For more information, check www. islandviewlavender. com, www.comoxhospice.com and www. mikeoula.com. — Island View Lavender Cottage Garden

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“Tubing is one of the most popular summer activities in the Comox Valley, and for the most part it’s quite safe with adult supervision,” says Jennifer Zbinden, manager of recreation programs for the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). “But river currents can change from one day to the next. All it takes is a submerged log or hole to create a dangerous eddy

that can spin you around or pull you under.” Lakes and oceans present their own dangers to swimmers. Changing tides can strand distracted swimmers further from the beach than they’d expected. Rip currents, channels of fastmoving water heading back to sea, can quickly carry a swimmer away from shore and cause inexperienced swimmers to panic. “Panicking or trying to fight the current will quickly exhaust you,” says Zbinden. “If you’re caught in a rip, it’s best to swim with the current and gradually angle yourself out of it. Eventually it will release its pull.” Since all CVRD swim lessons cover vital water safety topics in addition to basic swimming skills, swim lessons are one of the best ways to learn how to safely enjoy the open water. Basic open water safety skills that kids learn in lessons include always swimming with a buddy, swimming parallel to shore rather than away from it, and understanding their limits.

just knowing your limits,” says Zbinden, “especially in cold water.” In cold water, she says, kids learn they can only expect to be able to swim a fraction of what they can in a pool. “Even strong swimmers can get into trouble if they don’t understand the potential dangers,” she says. “Not long ago a group of competitive swimmers had to be rescued from the Puntledge because they misjudged the strength of the current.” Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning among young children by up to 88 per cent, according to the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. “Swim lessons make kids stronger swimmers,” notes Zbinden. “But more importantly, they help kids become smarter swimmers.” Registration is now open for summer swim lessons at the CVRD’s aquatic centre. For a complete schedule, visit www.comoxvalleyrd. ca/rec. To register, call 250334-9622 ext 2.

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The 2011 Jean Kotcher Leadership Bursary has been awarded to Taylor (Tess) Syrowik, who is graduating from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School. During her high school years, Syrowik has excelled in her academic studies and has been an active volunteer in the community. She has been accepted to the University of Victoria’s humanities program and is aiming for a career in Canada’s Diplomatic Service. The bursary was established in memory of Jean Kotcher by her family and members of the community who valued Kotcher’s exceptional contribution to the lives of her students and their parents, her colleagues and her friends. Kotch-

er is remembered as an inspiring and nurturing teacher who excelled in many leadership roles while serving her profession and community, always committed to the pursuit of social justice through due process. The Jean Kotcher Leadership Bursary recognizes a graduating student who demonstrates leadership and active participation in school and/or community service. The Jean Kotcher Leadership Bursary is administered by School District 71. Donations to the bursary can be made to The Jean Kotcher Leadership Bursary and forwarded to SD 71, 607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay B.C., V9N 7G5. — School District 71

Francophone camp coming The Comox Valley Francophone Association is providing a summer camp for children aged six to 10. It is a chance for them to broaden their appreciation of the French language and to develop their skills in a calm and fun atmosphere. It is offered four days a week, Monday to Thursday, starting July 11 and finishing Aug. 26. The weekly rate is $100 and it costs $40 per day to drop in. You can contact the CVFA at 250-334-8884 or afvccomox@telus. net. ••• L’association francophone de la vallée de Comox offre un camp d`été pour les enfants âgés de 6 à 10 ans. C’est une façon de con-

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Pet photographs requested Woofy’s is taking photo submissions for its annual calendar. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society and the Comox Valley SPCA. All you have to do is e-mail your photo to photos2012@woofys.ca (please send close up-shots only). If your photo is selected for the calendar you will receive a free calendar when they go to print later this year. The cover photo will

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receive three calendars and a $25 gift card! The deadline for submission is July 31. Calendars will be available for purchase later this year and will be announced on their website and on their Facebook page. For more information, go to the website www.woofys.ca or on Facebook www.facebook.com/woofys. — Woofy’s

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tinuer l’apprentissage de la langue française dans une atmosphère calme et amusante. Coût par semaine: 100$. Coût par jour: 40$, S’il-vous-plaît contactez nous au 250-3348884 ou par courrielau afvccomox@telus.net. — Comox Valley Francophone Association

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PROTECTING OUR WATERSHED

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Join CVRD contract educator Gayle Bates for an interactive look at where our water comes from and who uses it and learn about the options available to us to use water more efficiently. Also a limited amount of free water-saving kits will be available for those connected to the Comox Valley water system.

Dedicated to Good Health

788 Grant Avenue • 250-334-2445

To Dr. Bogue’s patients Courtenay Medical Clinic is pleased to welcome

Dr. Olga Lamykina, who will be taking over the care of Dr. Bogue’s patients while he is on sabbatical

beginning July 18, 2011

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Comox Valley Education Centre 4795 Headquarters Road,

Date: July 16 Location: Comox Valley compost education centre Time: 10 a.m.

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For information about many aspects of the Comox Valley’s water service including water sources, water system and how to use the resource efficiently visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/water

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Thank You to the Comox Valley Celebrating 25 Years

Sunwest Auto Centre 401 Ryan Road, Courtenay

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