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MASTER WARRANT OFFICER Miina Piir was the Honour Guard MWO when Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walter Natynczyk visited 19 Wing Comox. Piir is in Winnipeg and about to begin training as the first non-commissioned officer in the Aerospace Systems Course. PHOTO COURTESY 19 WING and it was originally designed as a course for officers at the rank of captain, explained Piir. “The course itself has changed as technology has changed, and this is the first year they opened it up to non-commissioned mem-

bers of the Air Force,” she said. “I’m in a sense the guinea pig for the course.” Piir’s background is in telecommunications. “As the first person to go in, I’m the first aerospace telecom-

munications information systems technician,” she said. “My background is we support all the telecommunications for the Air Force — telephones, computers and up to radar systems.

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Apartment residents scramble to safety in city Early-morning fire contained

Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Residents of an apartment building in Courtenay wound up stranded outside early Saturday after their building caught fire sometime before 5 a.m. The blaze was contained to one unit on the fourth floor at Pines Apartments at 1055 10th St., thanks in part to the efforts of a pair of tenants who combed the hallways before vacating the

premises. Riel La Boucane and another man checked each floor after hearing the fire alarm. On the fourth floor, La Boucane grabbed an extinguisher when he noticed smoke billowing underneath a door. He and the other tenant entered the suite and saw flames coming from the bedroom. He opened the door as much as

he could and doused the flames he could see, thinking he had extinguished the fire. He then closed the door and continued checking the building to ensure people were outside. “We have a number of elderly people, some that would have a tough time getting down the stairs,” La Boucane said. “Main concern was making sure people

Five Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks travelled to Montreal for the Canadian Age Group National Championships. The five were part of 1,665 competitors from 189 clubs from all across Canada that gathered at Parc Jean Drapeau for five days of fast racing. Drew Kuhnert, Brooke Lamoureux, Cheyenne Lindsay, Mikhaila Lindsay and Devin Pelletier represented the Sharks. They set several club records.

were getting out. While I was getting the flames out there were other people knocking on doors making sure everybody was getting out, because (we) had a sense the fire was going to be more than just a small flame.” Later, La Boucane returned to the suite that had burned, concerned the female occupant was still inside. When he found the woman outside, she indicated a cigarette caused the fire.

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A woman who spent four years at 19 Wing Comox will become the first non-commissioned officer in the Canadian Forces to take the Aerospace Systems Course. Master Warrant Officer Miina Piir recently moved from Courtenay to Winnipeg to begin training. The Aerospace Systems Course (ASC) is conducted at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies in Winnipeg and aims to provide suitable Air Force candidates with advanced education and training, enabling them to fill appointments associated with the definition of operational requirements, acquisition and analysis, and evaluation of aerospace systems, according to Canada’s Air Force. “I look forward to the course,” Piir said by telephone from Winnipeg. “It is in some ways a daunting task to be the first to do this, but at the same time, I’m looking forward to it and to the challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing how I can use the course in the future. “I’m proud of our military. People don’t realize it, but our military puts a lot of effort into making sure we’re trained well. This is one of the cases where the military ensures that it’s making sure our people have the best tools.” The ASC is run once a year,


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RESIDENTS FLED after a fire started at the Pines Apartments in Courtenay. PHOTOS BY ARLENE BISHOP

‘Lucky we all got out alive’ Police, however, said foul play has not been ruled out. A number of residents were relocated to alternate accommodations due to smoke damage in some of the units. Bev Muloin, who lives with a roommate in the apartment next door to the one that caught fire, was one of the first people out of the building. “It’s just an amazing thing that my apartment was still intact,” Muloin said, noting flames were “shooting out” about 10 feet, damaging the roof. “We’re lucky we all got out alive.” She is thankful a pastor blessed her apartment when she moved in about four years ago. “It’s just a miracle that I didn’t lose everything that I own. I don’t know how it happened but my apartment was

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saved,” said Muloin, grateful to businesses that donated clothing during her time of need. She also thanks social services for housing her in a hotel and paying her meals for three days. A total of 24 firefighters attended the

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Motorcycle entries top expectations Mark Allan Record Staff

Organizers of the third annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup expected more entries than the 165 bikes they had last year. But more than 400? “It was beyond expectations,” spokesman Dave Vranjes said Monday about the turnout on a sunny, warm weekend that more than doubled the 2010 number. “We believe it’s going to continue to grow,” he stated, adding that there were “a large number of people who came out to support the event.” A Show and Shine on Saturday afternoon on Dunsmuir Avenue kick-

started proceedings. “As far as the eye could see, there were bikes down both sides of the street,” Vranjes said. Dunsmuir was closed to vehicle traffic from First to Fourth streets for the Show and Shine. Motorcycle skills contests and games followed at 5 p.m. A pancake breakfast hosted by Cumberland Rotary, vendor booths, raffles, and a beer garden helped to augment the full-day event. After another pancake breakfast courtesy of Cumberland Rotarians began Sunday’s program, a poker run went from Cumberland to Royston, Courtenay, Comox, Lazo and Merville before climbing Mount Washington,

then returning to Cumberland. Vranjes noted the benefit to the Comox Valley economy from the influx of out-of-town motorbikes and spectators. “It brings a tremendous influx of people into the community for shopping, restaurants, entertainment….” An estimated $10,000 worth of prizes helped to lure people here. A committee led by chair Jean Cameron and a team of volunteers did the rest. “Any weekend event like that takes a tremendous amount of organization,” Vranjes noted, thanking the community at large for supporting the Roundup. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

“In this day and age, we’re a very diverse trade. With my background from this training I’m taking, when I go to my next position, I will be more focused on the telecommunications support required for the Air Force.” Every year, a message is sent out asking for nominations to the ASC course, and while Piir didn’t personally put her file in, someone nominated her, and her file and a number of other files were sent in. Piir received a phone call from 2 Canadian Air Division, and Chief Warrant Officer Bill Dalke asked if she would be interested. She thought the course sounded interesting, so she said yes. “One of the reasons I got on the course is because I’ve done post-secondary education, and I have a university degree,” she said. “When I had this call, I wondered what trouble did I get into. I looked at some

Four arrested after ruckus on mountain After-event partying by some mountain bike participants at Mount Washington over the weekend resulted in property damage and an assault with a fire extinguisher. Comox Valley RCMP received numerous calls for assistance with a group of approximately 30 people partying and ultimately causing much destruction

to one of the units at 1280 Alpine Rd. on Mount Washington. A property manager attempted to disperse the unruly group prior to police attendance, the RCMP said Monday in a news release. He was assaulted as one person set off a fire extinguisher in his face. Four males whom police say were competitors in

the Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle mountain bike competition at the Mount Washington Alpine Resort were arrested and face possible criminal charges. This file remains under investigation. ••• The Comox Valley RCMP are seeking information on a robbery which occurred July 31 in Courtenay.

A lone female reports walking in an alley near 21st Street during the afternoon when she was accosted by a male. The male is alleged to have taken money out of her pockets after knocking her to the ground and then throwing dirt in her face. The female did not require medical attention. The male is described

as balding with short hair, wearing a white tank top and black shorts. ••• Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-3381321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous. — Comox Valley RCMP

of the names on the list and recognized a couple of chiefs who had been in my trade before and realized if I said no, I won’t be given this opportunity again.” Once she has completed the ASC course, Piir will remain in Winnipeg and work at the Air Force headquarters. “As the first person, what I’m looking forward to is how I’m going to be able to use this course and the content in my future position,” she said. “It’ll be interesting because we’re not just looking at technology and equipment; we’re also looking at personnel management. “What I’d like to get out of this is ... how to better utilize our individuals to support the Air Force and make sure we get people trained right for any equipment we procure. “When you buy something, you have to look at how to support it through its life ... you have to manage things from start to finish. It’ll be interesting to see how I can use that after this course.” Piir, who is originally from Vancouver, joined the Canadian Forces in 1983, inspired by an uncle who was in the First and Second world wars. “With all his stories of being in the military, I got this inclination that it was something that would interest me,” she said. “I wanted to do something different. I’ve enjoyed my career and the places I’ve been and the challenges I’ve had.” writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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City thinks turf decision should go to referendum Lindsay Chung Record Staff

The electors should get a chance to decide. That’s Courtenay council’s view on the Comox Valley United Soccer Club (CVUSC)’s project to build artificial turf fields at Valley View Park. Last week, council voted to support sending the project and the need for the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to borrow $3.315 million to referendum. The CVUSC’s proposal is a two-field artificial turf complex at Valley View Park. The first field is intended exclusively for soccer, while the second field is intended for soccer and other user groups, Matthew Blecha, president of the CVUSC, told council in July. A feasibility report estimated the cost for these fields and ball

diamond relocation to “As the popularity “Our goal is these be $4.2 million. of soccer increases in high-quality artificial “Our club has agreed the world and locally, turf fields because we to commit $800,000 to our biggest challenges believe it is the right this project, leaving a remain field closures thing to do, and the balance of $3.315 mil- and field accessibility,” time is right,” he said. lion, which we are hop- he said. “We believe these ing can be obtained The CVUSC is hop- fields will be worth the by means of investment an alternate because we Working with the CVRD, approval probelieve they cess or by they were able to make some have long-lastmeans of ref- calculations, and the assessed ing benefits to erendum,” our commuincrease for the average propsaid Blecha. nity.” “Working with erty owner would be about $18 The CVUSC the CVRD, a year, which is essentially less has $390,000 they were than the price of a pizza. in the bank able to make right now, and Matthew Blecha the club has some calculations, and the received comassessed increase for ing the decision about mitments for in-kind the average property a referendum or alter- donations as well, owner would be about nate approval pro- explained the CVUSC’s $18 a year, which is cess will be made this Pat Lewis. essentially less than month, in which case, “There’s a lot of they’d be gearing for a momentum in the comthe price of a pizza. “We are confident November referendum munity to do it,” he on our ability to make or October alternate said. “What we’d like good on our financial approval date, and con- to do is have the opporstruction could start as tunity to take it to the commitment.” The CVUSC has early as the beginning electorate and see if 1,500 members and is of next year, with com- they like it.” growing at a rate of pletion by the middle Tillie Manthey, three per cent a year, of the summer of next Courtenay’s director of year, explained Blecha. financial services, recnoted Blecha.

ommended that council not support amending the CVRD bylaw that would increase the maximum requisition from $0.04 to $0.08 per thousand for the Comox Valley Sports Track and Fields Service, as council’s support in October was based on the understanding that the approval in principle supported the construction cost of one field. Council went against Manthey’s recommendation and decided to support amending the bylaw, subject to a referendum passing. “This group has done a great job and raised a lot of money, and I applaud their efforts,” said Coun. Larry Jangula. “I think it has to go to a referendum because of the cost, and I think the costs of building and maintenance need to be shared.” Coun. Murray Presley pointed out that

sports like soccer are more affordable than others such as hockey. “I appreciate the fact you can build two (fields) cheaper than

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Eirah Unger and Kim Tymkow will give local musicians a new place to perform and record just outside Courtenay’s downtown core. Courtenay council approved a development permit with variances for Tessitura Flats, a project that features a four-storey mixed commercial and residential building at 574 Cumberland Rd. and 908 Grieve Ave. — near the school board office and fire hall — last week. The plans for Tessitura Flats call for a performance studio, primarily for music, which will accommodate up to 180 people and will function as both a venue for live music and a recording studio. There would be 13 housing units, with a variety of unit sizes and types to provide a range of affordability options. Two retail spaces — one of which would act as an adjunct to the performance space — would front onto Cumberland Road, and there would be five live/work units. The proposal also incorporates underground parking for 26 cars, improvements to the Cumberland Road boulevard, and energy conservation and sus-

TESSITURA tainability features based on Build Green. Councillors were unanimous in their support for Tessitura Flats. Council received two letters opposed to the project. One writer, whose company owns one of the immediately adjacent properties, was concerned about the building height, the loading area and lane use, off-street parking, landscaping and noise.

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about 3.5 acres of his farm to festival-goers, including an area for camping. He hopes this weekend is a oncein-a-lifetime event at his premises because removing TBTO from the village can be tough on area businesses. “For everybody it’s

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Don McClellan is “nervous but excited” about hosting The Big Time Out at Ash Berry Farm, which he and wife Louisa operate in Royston immediately adjacent to the Cumberland boundary. The farm is the alternative venue to Village Park where Cumberland council will not allow the Aug. 12 and 13 music festival to be held this year. Council heeded an RCMP recommendation to deny the Cumberland Village Works application due to security concerns. “We were always the backup plan,” said McClellan, the new owner of the Waverley Hotel, which regularly hosts Cumberland Village Works performances. While he realizes numbers will be down this year, McClellan is confident TBTO will still be an amazing show. Juno winner Bedouin Soundclash headlines the festival.

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are still free. However, since Cumberland Village Works must keep the number of people on the field under 1,000 at all times, there may be a slight wait to get in if attendance is at capacity at a given moment. Gates open Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Camping checkin for those camping onsite is between noon and 9 p.m. on Friday. The new 2011 venue, Ash Berry Farm in Royston, is at 3210 Royston Rd., two kilometres

“fun has turned into nervousness” as Friday approaches, but his jitters should be alleviated by the presence of security officials from Vancouver outfit Live Host. “Their credibility is

from the TBTO’s usual home in Village Park. There will be a by-donation shuttle courtesy of Comox Taxi running from Cumberland to the festival. It will run from when gates open to the end of the show each day. More transportation, parking and camping information is available at http://thebigtimeout.com. There will be bag

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Dolly Smith lives with pain. The Cumberland resident, who suffers from a number of afflictions, finds she hurts herself fairly frequently because she is “clumsy.” Smith has been on disability since 1998. She suffered a brain injury, for which doctors prescribed anti-depressants, but she took the medication for only a few days. Then she heard about the North Island Compassion Club, a Courtenay establishment that sells medicinal marijuana and other medications such as cannabis-infused oil to help people who live with cancer and other debilitating ailments. It also acts as a support service, offering clients guidance and companionship. Police have busted the Sixth Street club twice this year, most recently in July. NICC manager Ernie Yacub — a director of the nonprofit society — was arrested and released with a promise to appear. “This whole situation, it just really did something to me,” Smith said, calling the raids “frustrating and depressing.”

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Some concern about Hornby condos Erin Haluschak Record Staff

BREAK-AND-ENTER In the early hours of Aug. 2 the Comox Valley RCMP responded to an intrusion alarm at the Shell Service Station at 2052 Comox Avenue. The culprits broke glass, entered the store and stole food. They left before police arrived. The Comox Valley RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the men responsible for this crime.

Drilling approved Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Cumberland council approved Monday up to $70,000 funding for well exploration at a clearing south of the Chinatown heritage area, as recommended by Village staff. In June the Village retained the services of Guiton Environmental Consulting to conduct a groundwater exploration program at three locations south of the Village.

Test holes drilled near the BMX Park and at the foot of Second Street indicated insufficient water quantity to warrant further investigation. Two test holes near the heritage area identified a well that could yield in excess of 200 gallons per minute. The next phase includes drilling an eight-inch production well, constructing monitoring wells and conducting pumping tests.

After being in the works for nearly two years, the Islands Trust — Hornby Island Local Trust Committee approved a rezoning bylaw last week for a 15-unit condominium to proceed on the Island to the development permit phase. Trustee Tony Law said the proposal was first presented to the Islands Trust in 2009, and an open house was held in August of that year. “We didn’t receive any opposition ... we conserved the application for a number of months to negotiate with the applicant,” he noted about the unit on 1.4 acres of commercial waterfront property. Last August, the committee held a public hearing where he added they received oral and written submissions, with two people outright opposing the bylaw, as well as a petition with 110 signatures supporting the proposal. “We took a year to address a handful of

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area.� Since March, Buckstone’s consultants, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. and HB Lanarc Consultants Ltd., have been working with city staff to develop details of a Lindsay Chung plan for servicing, and they’ve come up with Record Staff a phased development The first new subdi- agreement, explained vision proposed for the Clapham. South Courtenay Local “It’s our intention to Area Plan area between deliver much-needed Courtenay and Royston building lots into the inched closer to reality market early next last week. year,� he said. Buckstone InvestAnne Bayles, who ments Ltd. is proposing lives on Fraser Road, a 300-unit residential raised concerns about d e v e l the addiopment tional trafIf you called The fic, noting Ridge on approve the lots, that the 73 acres of this will add more C o m o x land bound Logging by Fraser inventory into Road is in R o a d , the Comox Valley “pretty bad Buckstone for individual shape.� Road and She also C o m o x homeowners to worried L o g g i n g purchase lots. a b o u t Road in If there is a streetS o u t h shortage, the lights, hopCourtenay. ing they C o u n - price is going to would be cil gave continue to go shielded the bylaw up. down, not that would up. Clarice Coty create the P a m CompreMunroe hensive Development of Lambert Drive is Twenty-One Zone to a cyclist, walker and allow single residential bus user, and she was units, duplexes, car- concerned about taking riage houses, secondary these pockets of develsuites and accessory opment in isolation. buildings on lots on the “The city needs an property third reading overall transportalast Tuesday following tion plan that includes a public hearing. pedestrians and cyclists This land was first,� she said. annexed into the City Nearby residents of Courtenay in 2007 also raised concerns and is part of the South about runoff from the Courtenay Local Area development, greenPlan (SCLAP), which was adopted by council in 2009. Buckstone Investments Ltd. bought the land in January 2008, and The Ridge, which includes mainly singlefamily units but also two multi-family units, is the first development application within the SCLAP. During the public hearing, Bruce Clapham spoke to council on behalf of Buckstone Investments. “We have designed the community around the South Courtenay Local Area Plan and embracing sustainability,� he said. “We believe The Ridge will be the genesis of development in the South Courtenay area. We will be pioneers of bringing sewer and water and a lot of infrastructure to that

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The Comox Valley Exhibition is celebrating cowboys’ historic connection to chili and celebrating the Exhibition’s theme of Cowboy Trails and 4-H Tales by holding a chili contest Aug. 28. Beans, beef and biscuits were an integral part of working cowboy “grub” when herding cattle. Dried beans were easy to carry, fairly non-perishable in the 19th century, and there was a ready source of “beef” ambling alongside the Chuck Wagon. The first chili mix was concocted around 1850 by Texan adventurers and cowboys as a staple for hard times when travelling to and in the California gold fields and around Texas. Needing hot grub, the trail cooks came up with a sort of stew. They pounded dried beef, fat, pepper, salt and the chili peppers together into stackable rectangles, which could be easily rehydrated with boiling water. This amounted to “brick chili” or “chili bricks” that could be boiled in pots along the trail. “Lavanderas” or “Washerwoman” that followed around the 19th-century armies of Texas made a stew of goat meat or venison, wild marjoram and chili peppers. In the 1880s, Latino women nicknamed “Chili Queens” sold stew they called “chili” made with dried red chilies and beef from open-air stalls at the Military Plaza Mercado, in San Antonio, Tex. They made their chili at home, loaded it onto colourful chili

wagons and transported the wagons and chili to the plaza. They built mesquite fires on the square to keep the chili warm, lighted their wagons with coloured lanterns and squatted on the ground beside the cart, dishing out chili to customers who sat on wooden stools to eat their fiery stew. In 1937, they were put out of business due to their inability to conform to sanitary standards enforced in the town’s restaurants (public officials objected to flies and poorly washed dishes). Unable to provide lavatorial facilities,

they disappeared overnight. So to rectify that situation and bring chili into the 21st century, we are holding a contest Aug. 28 during the Comox Valley Exhibition. The Chili Contest is open to amateurs and professional chefs. It will be held Aug. 28 from 2-4 p.m. at the Culinary Demo Booth near the entrance gate and the curling rink at the fairgrounds. There is a $1 entry fee, and contestants must pre-register by Aug. 17 by calling the CVEx office at 250338-8177 or online at

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BACKPORCH BANJO, HALF from the Comox Valley and half from Qualicum Bay, will entertain this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Zocalo Café playing “bluegrass music with an old-time sound.” PHOTO BY MEGAN RUTLEDGE

Old-time bluegrass scheduled by Zocalo Fourteen shows in eight weeks have kept the four-piece band Backporch Banjo busy. “Bluegrass music with an old-time sound” is one description of the music they make. The combination of Scruggs-style and clawhammer banjo, finger-picked guitar with standup bass, mandolin and vocal harmonies keeps toes tapping. The repertoire includes traditional bluegrass, old-time and original tunes. Earl Purvis and Linda Thorburn hail from Qualicum Bay. Bob Slater and Kazimea Sokil live in the Comox Valley. Last seen on the stage at the Coombs Bluegrass Festival, Backporch Banjo will play in Courtenay at the Zocalo Café this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation. — Backporch Banjo

Sherab Chamma Ling, the Tibetan Bon Buddhist Centre, will host Tibetan musician and singer Dorjee Tsering this Sunday. Tsering is touring and performing to help raise funds in support of Canada’s initiative to resettle 1,000 poor Tibetans from India to Canada. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at 407A Fifth St. (at England Avenue) in Courtenay. Admission is by donation. Due to limited seating capacity, if there is an overflow of people, “first come, first served” will apply. Tsering lives as a Tibetan refugee in Dharamsala, India and is a graduate of the world-renowned Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts. He specializes in Tibetan folk music and dance, playing the

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Artists showing work June Heaton, Lynne Sweetman will present artwork

JUST CHILLIN’ A member of Slipped Disc performs during the one-day Grill and Chill music festival Sunday at Simms Millennium Park in Courtenay. Proceeds from a barbecue go toward a weekend recording and production workshop for youth musicians and technicians in the Valley. PHOTO BY EARLE COUPER

Musical theatre defeats shyness Everywhere you look, it is happening. Flash mobs, prime time, reality TV, the big screen. Musical theatre has reached the masses, and the masses are eating it up. Evidence of this has been showing in the Comox Valley for years, but then again we are a Cultural Capital of Canada. It must be something in the water, but here in our beautiful Comox Valley, everyone seems to be on stage. Our little Valley abounds with talent and creativity, and there is always something to see or hear. From fouryear-old youngsters to the 60-plus group, Valley-ites are singing and dancing their evenings and weekends away preparing for the next stint under the spotlights. Joey Clarkson has been part of this movement for the past 12 years. Fresh from a successful summer as musical director for Rainbow Youth Theatre’s productions of Once Upon a Mattress and Willy Wonka, she offers musical theatre workshops and camps all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland through distance education schools, homelearner groups and the private sector. “This summer was fantastic!” exclaims Clarkson. “I worked with two incredible

groups of actors and a super production team. I truly believe that the biggest benefit you can take with you from musical theatre is a sense of personal worth and teamwork. I have seen shy children blossom into confident individuals through musical theatre, and children who have always seemed to be the ‘star’ realize that it is through working as a team that they are truly successful.” At the tender age of 21, Clarkson is well versed in the value of teamwork, not only on stage but through her community service projects, through which she has helped raise thousands of dollars for Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. Clarkson’s fastpaced, no-holds-barred teaching style is a hit with the kids. Clarkson is offering a week-long musical theatre camp for children aged six and older Aug. 15 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Comox Valley Kung Fu Academy at 3-1491 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay. The week will consist of high-energy dance, script work, melody, harmony and vocal technique, concluding with a small, informal presentation for family. For more information, contact Clarkson at 250-334-2208 or joeyclarkson@telus.net. — Joey Clarkson

Everyone is welcome to a Garden Art Show and Sale at 901 Islington Cres. in the Foxxwood neighbourhood in Comox. On Aug. 20 and 21 from noon to 4 p.m., June Heaton and Lynne Sweetman will present their artwork in the lovely setting of June’s English garden, which was included in 2010’s Comox Valley Garden Tour. Heaton is basically self-taught from books, observation, and experimentation, but has taken many classes and workshops from renowned Vancouver Island artists. She paints realism with a healthy dose of imagination of varied subjects in both acrylic and oil. She is a member of Brushworks and the Pearl Ellis Gallery and her work can be seen at her home studio by contacting her at june-

heaton@shaw.ca or at her website at www. juneheaton.com. Sweetman is inspired by the West Coast beauty and our active art community. Also basically self taught, she has explored all mediums and become most comfortable with the versatility of acrylics in an impressionist

style. She is an active member of Brushworks and continues to expand her skills through practise, observation and workshops. Lynne’s goal is to produce paintings that give lasting pleasure and lift the spirits. Her website is www. LynneSweetman.com.

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Quality Foods

Beachfest, BBQ’s & Bargains!

2

Last chance to see the Sand Sculptures. Come down to the beach to enjoy the QF Festival of Lights this weekend! Dempster’s

Deluxe Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns 6’s or 8’s

99

2

¢

plus applicable fees

99

Fresh

Extra Lean Ground Round

Each

Family Pack, 6.59 per kg

! E S I R P R U S

each

Powerade

Sports Drink 710 ml

ay d s e n Wedt 10th , 2011 Augus

Fresh Fruit Cheesecake

12

99 per lb

Melitta

Estate Whole Bean Coffee

99

9 907gr

Each

Country Harvest

Bread

99 Each

Selected, 675gr

Extra Large

California “Premium”

1

Red Flame Seedless Grapes 4.39 per kg

Final Week

99

2$ for

WOW

4

per lb

Parksville Beach

OPEN 9-9 Daily

Experience the difference

30 off %

This d Weeken

Decorative Pillows or Cushions OFFER IN EFFECT AUG 8-14, 2011 Quality Foods Festival Of Lights

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The Children’s Sandcastle Competition August 14 - Registration 9:30 • Competition 11 am - Sharp

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Fort Hardy

T-Bone Grilling Steak

Pork Back Ribs In Sauce

Family Pack, 15.41 per kg

Fully Cooked, 568gr

6

99

1 Y U B T1 GE

PER

lb

FREE

Inside Round Marinating Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs Steak Family Pack, 11.00 per kg

Inside Round Oven Roast

Works Out To $5.00 Each!

Offer is in effect Monday August 8th - Sunday August 14th

Calgary

Stampede Burgers

Family Pack, 8.13 per kg

1.02kg

Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

3

3

49 PER

lb

Bonus Q-Points Simply Poultry

PER

lb

1 BUYT 1 GE

Frenchʼs

Chicken

Nuggets, Strips or Burgers, 907gr, Each

10,000

For

Q

points

bonus

4

Squeeze Yellow Mustard 400ml

9

99

99

69

PER

lb

FREE

Offer is in effect Monday August 8th - Sunday August 14th

Bonus Q-Points Simply Poultry

Chicken Breast Cutlets 284gr, Each

Works Out To $1.35 Each!

5000

Island Farms

Multipak Yogurt Oasis

Whistler Glacial Spring Water

Fruit Zoo Pure Juice

12x125gr

6x500ml

5x200ml

5

99

Wong Wing Dry Garlic Ribs 400gr

1

7500 Wong Wing Egg Roll or Won Ton Covers 454gr

5000 Wong Wing Won Ton Soup 426ml

Barbara’s

Cheez Puffs 155-198gr

3

77

Plus Applicable Fees

Nestle

Chocolate Bar Singles

77

Plus Applicable Fees

Island Farms

Vanilla Plus Yogurt 650gr

Leaf

2

Liquorice Allsorts

99

300gr

3500 Campbellʼs Broth Selected, 900ml

Clover Leaf Baby Clams 142gr

3500

77 1

77

¢

Island Farms

77 1

Sherbet, Vanilla Plus Yogurt or Ice Milk Frozen, 1.65lt

Watch for Instore Demos!

4

99

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Each


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Fresh Whole

Fresh Pork Butt Steak

Frying Chicken

Family Pack, 5.49 per kg

2 Pack, 4.83 per kg

2

2

49

Juicy Jumbos or Grill’ems 375-450gr

PER

lb

4 99 49 49 2 5 3 49

Wieners

Premium Sliced Bacon

Garlic, Kielbassa or Ham Rings

450gr

300gr

500gr

NEW!

Each

Brats & Italian Sausages

lb

499,000

Ironwood

Large Salad Bowl QF# 1865

500gr

Each

Each

PER

Q-Points

SAVE 200,000 Q-POINTS

Ironwood

Q-Points

QF# 1866

SAVE 20,000 Q-POINTS

Kraft

3

500ml

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100% Pure & Natural Orange Juice

Selected, 345-500gr

Jam

3 Imperial

99

Brick or Soft Margarine

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

99 2

2.63lt

4 Quaker

Instant Oatmeal Value Pack Maple & Brown Sugar, 774gr

Q

points

bonus

VH Rib Sauce

99

99

1.36kg

Plus Applicable Fees

341ml

5000 Taipan Chinese Noodles 397gr

3500

Welch’s

Dragon King Corn

1.36lt

3000

Grape Juice or Prune Nectar

398ml

2X Ultra Ivory Snow Liquid Laundry Detergent

Nutella

400gr

Tropicana

Cheerios

99

4 99 4 99

Gourmet Salad Utensils 129,000

General Mills

750gr-1kg

lb

Each

Kraft

Peanut Butter

PER

Each

Toupee Ham 1/4’s 5.49 per kg

19

99 2

3

1.18lt

99

99 2

Plus Applicable Fees

5000 Tide Washing Machine Cleaner 3x75gr

5000


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Join Us at Parksville Beach for the Final Weekend of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Exhibition and The Kraft

Kraft Cracker Barrel

Singles Cheese Slices

Cheddar or Mozzrarella Cheese

9 907gr

Kraft

Cheez Whiz

99

1kg

5

6 1kg

Kraft

Kraft

380gr

250gr

Shredded Cheese

99

5

Tortilla Chips

99

Newman’s Own

236ml

415ml

Salad Dressing

Premium Sandwich Savers Pickles 500ml

3$ for

Lynch

5

2$ for

5

2$ for

HP

Hellmann’s

400ml

375ml

1.42lt

2$ for

5

3

Breyers

220gr

220gr

10x60ml or 12x48ml

Potato Chips

75¢ goes to the QF Health Fund!

Cheezies 210gr

3$

5

for

5

Lipton

Brisk Iced Tea

12x355ml

Nestle

3

9

24x500ml

2

Perrier

12x340-355ml

4x330ml

Sparklers or Juice

99 3

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

Black Diamond

Babybel

Seasoning Mix

Refried Beans

35gr

398ml

311-334gr

125-133gr

336gr

120-132gr

99

for

4 For

2$ for

4

Breyers Family Classic

Rich & Creamy Frozen Dessert 1.66lt

12x60ml

99 3

3$ for

5

Selected, 126-138gr

200-225gr

600gr

Ritz Crackers

3

99

3

99

2

99

Cookies

NEW s Varietie

2 $4

2 $5

for

for

Haagen Dazs or Nestle

Del Monte

Mott’s

118-157ml

4x107-112ml

6x110-113gr

Ice Cream Cup

Fruit Bowls

3 $5

99 Plus Applicable Fees

2$ for

for

Martinelli’s

3 3 99

Dad’s

5

Mineral Water

Mini Cheese

Cheestrings

Taco Shells

for

Dole

99 3

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

Old El Paso

2$

Fudgsicle, Revello or Creamsicle

Christie

400gr

99 3 $

Old El Paso

¢

The Original

Christie

Thinsations

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

12x355ml

for for

Pure Life Water

99

99

Soft Flour Tortillas

Plus Applicable Fees

99

Kraft

Pepsi or 7-Up

Old El Paso

Old El Paso

Popsicle

for

Hawkins

4

99

75¢ goes to the QF Health Fund!

Lay’s

For

Real Mayonnaise

Sauce

Sauce

99

99

Miss Vickies

9

1.1- 1.4kg

visit DoSomeGood.ca for details.

Bick’s

Medium Salsa

99

for

Nature Valley

Jumbo Pack Granola Bars

12x355ml

334ml or 428ml

Potato Chips

220-320gr

75¢ from each 12 pack Pepsi product purchased goes to support The Quality Foods Healthcare Endowment Fund. Newman’s Own

12-24’s

for

5

99

4 2 2 99 2$ 2$ 5 2 5 3 2$

Tostitos

Crush, Mountain Dew or Mug Root Beer

Sundae Syrup or Microwave Topping

Ice Cream Cups

99

Parmesan Cheese

Smucker’s

Joy

QF Festival of Lights August 13!

Non Alcoholic Sparkling Juice 750ml

Snack Better

Sahale Snacks Product Blend of U.S.A.

113-142gr

99 3 Plus Applicable Fees

3

99

Fruitsations Fruit Snack Cups

2$

5

for

R.W. Knudsen

San Pellegrino

946ml

750ml

Mineral Water

Just Juice

3

4

99 Plus Applicable Fees

3$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

5


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Join Us at Parksville Beach for the Final Weekend of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Exhibition and The Kraft

Kraft Cracker Barrel

Singles Cheese Slices

Cheddar or Mozzrarella Cheese

9 907gr

Kraft

Cheez Whiz

99

1kg

5

6 1kg

Kraft

Kraft

380gr

250gr

Shredded Cheese

99

5

Tortilla Chips

99

Newman’s Own

236ml

415ml

Salad Dressing

Premium Sandwich Savers Pickles 500ml

3$ for

Lynch

5

2$ for

5

2$ for

HP

Hellmann’s

400ml

375ml

1.42lt

2$ for

5

3

Breyers

220gr

220gr

10x60ml or 12x48ml

Potato Chips

75¢ goes to the QF Health Fund!

Cheezies 210gr

3$

5

for

5

Lipton

Brisk Iced Tea

12x355ml

Nestle

3

9

24x500ml

2

Perrier

12x340-355ml

4x330ml

Sparklers or Juice

99 3

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

Black Diamond

Babybel

Seasoning Mix

Refried Beans

35gr

398ml

311-334gr

125-133gr

336gr

120-132gr

99

for

4 For

2$ for

4

Breyers Family Classic

Rich & Creamy Frozen Dessert 1.66lt

12x60ml

99 3

3$ for

5

Selected, 126-138gr

200-225gr

600gr

Ritz Crackers

3

99

3

99

2

99

Cookies

NEW s Varietie

2 $4

2 $5

for

for

Haagen Dazs or Nestle

Del Monte

Mott’s

118-157ml

4x107-112ml

6x110-113gr

Ice Cream Cup

Fruit Bowls

3 $5

99 Plus Applicable Fees

2$ for

for

Martinelli’s

3 3 99

Dad’s

5

Mineral Water

Mini Cheese

Cheestrings

Taco Shells

for

Dole

99 3

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

Old El Paso

2$

Fudgsicle, Revello or Creamsicle

Christie

400gr

99 3 $

Old El Paso

¢

The Original

Christie

Thinsations

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

12x355ml

for for

Pure Life Water

99

99

Soft Flour Tortillas

Plus Applicable Fees

99

Kraft

Pepsi or 7-Up

Old El Paso

Old El Paso

Popsicle

for

Hawkins

4

99

75¢ goes to the QF Health Fund!

Lay’s

For

Real Mayonnaise

Sauce

Sauce

99

99

Miss Vickies

9

1.1- 1.4kg

visit DoSomeGood.ca for details.

Bick’s

Medium Salsa

99

for

Nature Valley

Jumbo Pack Granola Bars

12x355ml

334ml or 428ml

Potato Chips

220-320gr

75¢ from each 12 pack Pepsi product purchased goes to support The Quality Foods Healthcare Endowment Fund. Newman’s Own

12-24’s

for

5

99

4 2 2 99 2$ 2$ 5 2 5 3 2$

Tostitos

Crush, Mountain Dew or Mug Root Beer

Sundae Syrup or Microwave Topping

Ice Cream Cups

99

Parmesan Cheese

Smucker’s

Joy

QF Festival of Lights August 13!

Non Alcoholic Sparkling Juice 750ml

Snack Better

Sahale Snacks Product Blend of U.S.A.

113-142gr

99 3 Plus Applicable Fees

3

99

Fruitsations Fruit Snack Cups

2$

5

for

R.W. Knudsen

San Pellegrino

946ml

750ml

Mineral Water

Just Juice

3

4

99 Plus Applicable Fees

3$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

5


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Bavarian or French Herb Meatloaf

Regular, Hot or Honey Garlic Pepperoni

1

1

PER gr

100

Turkey Breast

Potato Salad

99 Q 2.75lb, Each

10,000

points

bonus

Burns Pastry Lard 454gr

5000 Lactantia Butter Sticks 4x113gr

3000 Pillsbury Apple Turnovers 383gr

3500 V-8 Vegetable Cocktail 6x156ml

2000 Knorr Sidekicks Potatoes 111-148gr

2000 Old Tyme Syrup 375ml

5000 Uncle Bens Converted Rice 900gr

7500 Reynolds Aluminum Foil 18x25ft

Spongetowels Paper Towels Envirocare, 2ʼs

5000

2

¢

49

PER gr

100

Kentucky Chicken Breast

1

PER

100gr

PER gr

100

Monterey Jack Family Pack

Extra Aged

White Cheddar

199 299 269

Family Pack, Per 100gr ..........

99

Imported

French Brie

Per 100gr....................................... Canadian

Shaved Parmesan

PER

100gr

Per 100gr.......................................

79 PER

100gr

Dinner for Three

Plain or Jalapeno

1

69

31

95

Egg Roll .............................

149

Available at Select Stores

Serving Suggestions

Large 10/20 Size

Fresh Snapper Fillets

Digby Scallops

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Weather Permitting

1

29 PER gr

100

3

29 PER

100gr

1st of the Season

1

99 PER

100gr

2

79

Fresh Hand Peeled Shrimp

Wild Coho Salmon Fillets

Each

Imitation Crab

Fresh Instore Made

89

Crab Cakes

¢

PER

100gr

PER

100gr

3

29 PER

100gr

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5000

PER

100gr

Instore Cooked or Fat Free Sundried Tomato

Bonus Q-Points Traditional

Salads

1

49

59

Reser’s

Classic Oven Roast Ham


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Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

Cheese Buns

100% Whole Wheat Bread

4

2$ for

Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

8” Blueberry Pie

Raspberry Swirl Muffins

4

99

Black Forest Cake

Chocolate Eclairs ... Triple Layer

11

99

Olson

Dessert Cups

Bread

2for$5

Flat Rolls or Mini Baguettes 6-8’s

2

Mrs. May’s

Best Gourmet

156gr

454gr

3 $5 for

Terra

Madhave

600-615gr

170gr

333gr

2 $7 for

Exotic Vegetable Chips

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS DOUGLAS ALBERT PHYE, deceased, formally of 6593 Island Highway North, Merville, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the executor, c/o Allen & Company, 480 Tenth Street, Courtenay, BC V9N 1P6, on or before the 9th day of September, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Catherine L. Miller Barrister & Solicitor 480 Tenth Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 1P6 (250) 703-2583

We are a law ďŹ rm in Victoria, B.C., attempting to locate LAVERNE KELLY regarding the Estate of the Late James Yale Sage. If you are LAVERNE KELLY, or know of her whereabouts, please contact Salmond Ashurst (250) 477-4143.

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BARTH Linda, Dian, (nee; Foden)

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Nov. 27, 1941-Aug. 6, 2011 After struggling with health problems for several months, Linda passed away on August 6, 2011 with Alex, her husband of 52 years at her side. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Dorothy Foden, and brothers John and Stuart. She is survived by her husband Alex and three children; Joni Barth, James Barth and Susan Harrison (Glen). She loved to dote on her five grandchildren, Jeff and Thomas Bailey; Danita Champagne (Ray), Don Harrison (Brittany) and Amy Harrison. And two great-grandsons, Stuart Berry and Joey Champagne. Along with her siblings, Pat Johnson (Tom), David Foden (Ann) and Jo Ann Bayard, Linda also leaves to mourn her best friend and soul sister, Arlene Berry; and beloved sister-in-law Anne Barth. She also left behind, numerous nieces, nephew and cousins. 2046 IDIENS WAY, Linda was true military child and then COMOX wife, moving along with of Anderton Rd. &bases Idiens Way) her family and (Corner husband to numerous in both Canada and w w w . b l u e h a v e n f a m . loved o r gthrift shopFrance. Linda had a great sense of humourrwho Open Daily 8 am to 4 pm • Call 250-334-7964 ping and word and card games and always looked forward to her Friday teawww.comoxvalleyrecord.com parties with her Lady friends, Edna, Vera and So. There will be a Tea to celebrate Linda’s life on Monday, August 15, 250-338-5811 email: features@comoxvalleyrecord.com 2011 at 3 pm atPAPER the family home. Donations in lieu of flowers to ADVERTISING DEADLINES: theWednesday: Heart and Stroke or Canadian Fri. 12 Foundation noon for Wed. | FridayCancer Tues. 12Society. noon.

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CARDS OF THANKS THE LAWRENCE BURNS family wish to express their thanks and appreciation for all your expressions of love, compassion received since the passing of our wife, mother and grandmother Margaret Burns. All your cards, phone calls, prayers and support have eased the grief and sorrow. Thank you.

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MANDERS David Gordon was born February 11, 1944 in Halifax, NS to Elspeth and David Manders. He passed away on August 4, 2011 in Courtenay, BC.

Cheryl Lynne Levesque

January 3, 1947 - December 21, 2010

Dave is survived by his wife, Tina Manders of Courtenay, BC whom he met at UBC and married in Ocean Falls; his daughters and their families, Johanna Manders and fiancĂŠ Mike Carter (Courtenay) and Erika and Darryl Anderson (Nanaimo). His grandchildren, Amanda (9 years old), David (5 years old) and Mark (3 years old) will miss their lessons on fishing, money and politics. Dave was the eldest of six brothers, growing up in Vancouver and then Lytton: Doug & Joan Manders (Victoria), Phillip & Bryony Manders (Nanaimo), Terry & Anka Manders, Pat & Janice Manders, Keith & Marnie Manders, and Joy Manders (Summerland).

Celebration of Life and barbeque to be held at 3892 Royston Road, Royston, BC August 13, 2011 at 4 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Fboundation at www.canadianpulimonaryfibrosis.ca

Hampton Court will not be the same without his outgoing and unique personality. Many students remember him from his high school teaching career at North Island Secondary School, Port McNeill. Over the years, he has been active in forestry, salt water fishing, District and Provincial Science Fairs, Power Squadron Charter Commander, Chairman of the Hospital Board to ensure a Port McNeill Hospital was built, President of the BC Science Teacher’ Association and a member of the North Island Seniors Bowling Club. Dave also was February 11, 1944the ocean view sunsets. livedborn in Sointula and loved

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A of to his Elspeth life will be held on August 13 at 1pm at in celebration Halifax, NS Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road. and David Manders. He We will miss you, lots of love on your next journey, Dave, Dad, passed August Grampa,away Uncleon Dave & Mr.4,Manders! 2011 in Courtenay, BC.

Dave is survived by his wife, Tina Manders of Courtenay, 250-334-0707 BC whom he met at UBC comoxvalleyfuneralhome.com and married inwww. Ocean Falls; his daughters and their families, Johanna Manders and fiancÊ BARTH Mike Carter Linda, Dian, Foden) (Courtenay) and (nee; Erika and Nov. 27, 1941-Aug. 6, 2011 Darryl Anderson (Nanaimo). His Aftergrandchildren, struggling with Amanda health problems (9 David for years several old), months, Linda(5 passed years old) and Mark (3 with yearsAlex, old) will miss their lessons away on August 6, 2011 on shing, money and at politics. Dave was the eldest of six her fihusband of 52 years her side. brothers, up in by Vancouver Linda wasgrowing predeceased her par- and then Lytton: Doug & Joan Phillip & Bryony Manders (Nanaimo), ents, Manders Jack and (Victoria), Dorothy Foden, and Terry & Anka Pat & Janice brothers JohnManders, and Stuart. She is sur- Manders, Keith & Marnie Manders, and Joy Manders (Summerland). vived by her husband Alex and three Hampton CourtBarth, will not be the same without his outgoing children; Joni James Barth and Susan uniqueHarrison personality. Many students remember from (Glen). She loved to dote on her fihim ve grandhis high Jeff school careerDanita at North Island Secondary children, and teaching Thomas Bailey; Champagne (Ray), Don School, McNeill. OverHarrison. the years, hetwo hasgreat-grandsons, been active in Harrison Port (Brittany) and Amy And forestry, saltand water DistrictAlong and with Provincial Science Stuart Berry Joeyfishing, Champagne. her siblings, Pat Fairs, Power Charter Commander, Chairman of Johnson (Tom),Squadron David Foden (Ann) and Jo Ann Bayard, Linda also the Hospital Board to ensure a Port McNeill Hospital leaves to mourn her best friend and soul sister, Arlene Berry;was and built, President of theAnne BC Science Teacher’ and a beloved sister-in-law Barth. She also leftAssociation behind, numerous member of the North Island Seniors Bowling Club. Dave also nieces, nephew and cousins. lived Sointula and loved ocean Lindainwas true military childthe and then view wife,sunsets. moving along with hercelebration family and of husband numerous in both A his lifetowill be held bases on August 13Canada at 1pmand at France. Linda a great sense1101 of humour loved thrift shopComox Valleyhad Funeral Home, Ryan who Road. ping and word and card games and always looked forward to her We will miss you, lots of love on your next journey, Dave, Dad, Friday tea parties with her Lady friends, Edna, Vera and So. Grampa, Uncle Dave & Mr. Manders! There will be a Tea to celebrate Linda’s life on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 3 pm at the family home. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.

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Robert Wilson - R.C.N.V.R. Bob passed away peacefully on August 4th at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. Born in 1913 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Bob moved to Vancouver Island in the late 1940’s, settling in the Sayward / Kelsey Bay area. A skilled machinist by trade, Bob worked for “Mac-Blo� for many years, and was a tireless steward and safety man for the International Woodworkers of America. Bob served in the Navy during WWII, his mechanical expertise keeping ship’s engines in top shape. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, craftsman, and champion cribbage player. He loved railroad travel, and had a keen interest in locomotives of the steam era. Bob always attributed his long life to “Clean Living and Clean Thinking� and refused to die “to save funeral expenses�– a true Scot. Phrases such as “You burn your arse, you sit on the blister� and “If you don’t like my gate, don’t swing on it� wove their way through his conversations many times. In accordance with Bob’s wishes, there is no visitation, and cremation has taken place. To Bob’s friends and acquaintances, a request: Thank a Veteran; Play a game of cribbage with a friend; Hold a door open for a stranger, and take your hat off in a restaurant or place of business. Bob always did. – The Prentice family.

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JUZAK - Lois Julia, a resident of Casa Loma, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Lois was born in Langruth, Manitoba on November 10, 1923 and spent most of her working life in Winnipeg, prior to retiring to the Comox Valley a number of years ago, with her husband Frank, who predeceased her. Lois was one of four children including sister Fredl and brothers Gowan and Orlan, all of who predeceased her as well. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews and their families. A legal secretary, by profession, Lois was an extremely creative person, who sang professionally, designed clothing, loved to travel, enjoyed a good game of Bridge and in her later years, became a published author. Her warm personality and genuine enthusiasm for life will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Lois has been cremated, and will be laid to rest with her beloved Frank at Courtenay Civic Cemetery on Wednesday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m. Those who wish to celebrate this final chapter of her life are welcome to attend. It was Lois’ wish, that those who may choose to honour her memory with a charitable donation, do so to the Comox Valley SPCA, P.O. Box 1284, Comox, B.C. V9N 7Z8 with appreciation. Her family would like to sincerely thank her caregivers and the nursing taffy at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their care and kindness.

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Route Manager •Courtenay & Nanaimo You will work within an established route of restaurant, lodging, and food service customers to effectively solve issues by suggesting new solutions, demonstrate safe equipment use, and ensure dish machines are fully operational by using your mechanical aptitude to install and repair equipment and dispensing systems. You have strong sales, problem-solving, and consultative skills plus a demonstrated hands-on mechanical ability which may include plumbing and electrical experience. Job ID#22509

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The John Howard Society of North Island, Courtenay, is seeking a regular P/T Receptionist/Secretary for 14 hrs/wk. This position provides a variety of secretarial, clerical & reception duties in a multi-program environment. Please refer to the job description on our website, www.jhsni.bc.ca, for duties, responsibilities & qualifications. Please submit resumes to Vicki Luckman, Program Manager, 1455 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay, BC V9N 2K6; fax to 250-338-6568 or e-mail to vicki@jhsni.bc.ca by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. The John Howard Society of North Island is an employment equity employer.

Part-time Junior/Intermediate Accountant Position. Lund Thorburn Certified General Accountants has an immediate opening for a part-time, with potential fulltime, accounting position. Public practice is an asset, not essential. 1st to 3rd Level CGA students would be interested in this challenging position. Wage negotiated upon experience. Please apply by Aug 15, 2011 c/o drawer 4451 Comox Valley Record. PLANT MANAGER Keltic Seafoods LTD. Port Hardy, BC. A full service Seafood Off-loading, custom processing and coldstorage Industrial Company. View full posting at: www.kelticseafoods.com. Email: gord@kelticseafoods.com

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ROADS 1 The City invites applications for a “Roads 1” position with the Corporation of the City of Courtenay, Public Works Division. Through the use of manual labour and powered equipment and tools, this person will construct and/or install, inspect, maintain and repair roads, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, signs, street lighting, and other roads related infrastructure. The 2011 hourly wage rate is $27.67 based on a 40-hour workweek. A comprehensive benefit package is offered. For complete details on minimum qualifications required and the application process, please go to our website at www. courtenay.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities”.

STRUCTURAL STEEL Fitters required at Edmonton North Company. Lead Hand: $34.80/hour; 1st Class: $33.24/hour; Fitter: $31.68/hour; CWB FCAW: $31.68/hour. Fax resume: 780-939-2181 or Email: careers@garweld.com. The Comox Valley Regional District is seeking a customer service representative to join our community services branch at the Comox Valley Sports and Aquatic Centres on a casual (on-call) basis. Please visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/jobs for complete position details and required qualifications. Applications will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. August 12, 2011.

We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. WOOFY’S PET FOODS Courtenay & Comox Seeking retail clerk with pet knowledge, sincere individual, outgoing & energetic, with great communication skills. Part-time hours. Job includes cash register sales, shelf stocking, shipping & receiving. Must be able to lift 40lbs. Present resume in person to: 2400 Clifffe Ave., Courtenay V9N 2L6

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FUEL/FIREWOOD 20 YRD loads. Clean 2x4 ends for Firewood, cheap. Please call 250-334-9559. RICHARD’S FIREWOOD $150/cord. Buy now before the winter comes. (250)792-4411 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

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APARTMENT/CONDO COURTENAY. 1-BDRM & den top floor, in small quiet bldg, near dwntwn, updated kitch & bath. 1321 Lewis Ave. NS/NP. Sept 1. $700. (250)213-6045.

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

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COURTENAY. 2bdrm 1 1/2 bth 3rd flr condo Sept 1st newly painted, f/s hot w, prking incld. lrge coinop lndry rm. Mtn view, close to shopping & bus. Cumberland Rd. $800 lease preferred carclark@telus.net LARGE 3 bdrm w/fenced deck in Comox, NS/NP/ref required.Suits small family $900 250-339-2322

LARGE 2 bdrm. Free heat & H/W, Elevator. $750 mo. Avail Sept. 1. Call 250-334-4646. One Room Apartment: cable, internet, electricity included, private bathroom and entrance. Walk to shops, $450 per month call 250 792 1391 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. Apartments•Condos•Suites 202 - 1810 Lake Trail Road 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/P. N/S. 2 appls. $675/month.each. One Available Immed. 4D-851-5th Street 2 bdrm, 1bath, 5 appls. N/S, N/P. $775/mth. Available Immed. 322-2300 Mansfield Dr, 1+ Den, 1.5 baths, N/P, N/S, 6 appls. Available 1 Sept. - $1,000/mth

HOMES FOR RENT COURTENAY- 3 bdrm suite lower, $875. Large covered deck, fenced yrd, private parking/entrance, shared W/D, wood/electric. No dogs. Call 250-338-6075.

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TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 bdrm,& den and 2 bdrm, and 2 bdrm & den - 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed & Sept. 1. Rents from $900/mth. ARGO COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F&S, coin laundry, basic cable & hot water incl., N/S. No pets. Avail. Immed. $700/mth. Call Res.Mgr: 334-8602 LORELIE APTS 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, N/S. No pets. 1/2 mth free w/6 mth lease. Avail. Immed. - $650/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 BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 4 appls, balcony, new paint & flooring, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $775/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 3 appls, coin laundry, balcony, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $650/mth WALK TO DOWN TOWN CTNY new, modern 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, elect. F/P, res. pkg. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. & Oct. 1 - $935 & $965/mth CORINTHIA ESTATES 2 bdrm & den ground flr condo, 2 bath, 7 appls, gas F/P, extended patio, golf course view, underground pkg, triple storage locker. N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 - $1,300/mth PUNTLEDGE DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 $1,000/mth WALK TO DOWNTOWN CTNY 2 bdrm, 1 bath duplex, 4 appls, N/S, sm. pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Sept. 1 $775/mth BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, patio, newer carpets & new paint, N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 15 - $775/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 3 bdrm, 1 1 1/2 bath condo, 3 appls, N/S, No pet. Avail. Sept. 1 - $775/mth WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 4 appls, patio, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 - $725/mth ROSEWOOD TOWNHOUSES 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, basic cable incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 & Oct. 1. Call Res. Mgr. 334-8602 CLOSE TO SUPERSTORE 3 bdrm, 2 bath duplex, F & S, fenced yrd, N/S, cat ok. Avail. Sept. 1 - $775/mth

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 2135 Meadowlark 4 bdrm,2.5 bath N/P, N/S, 5 appls $1300/mth Available Immed 4997 Spence Rd 2 bdrm, 1 bath, No pets, N/S. 4 appls. $900/mth Available 1 Sept 350A Nim, Nim 3 bdrm,1 bath, n/p, n/s, 3 appls,+ 2 shared, $900/mth Available Immed.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca 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 CLOSE TO PUNTLEDGE PARK new 3 bdrm & den homes, 2 1/2 bath. 5 appls, gas F/P. garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Aug 15 & Oct. 1 $1,300/mth COMOX OCEANFRONT HOME 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, 3 F/P’s, carport, N/S, carport, N/S, small dog ok w/ ref. Avail. Sept. 1 $1,500/mth ROYSTON RANCHER 2 bdrm, 1 bath w/ocean view,5 appls, gas F/P, detached garage & carport, hot tub, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Sept. 1- $1,000/mth PUNTLEDGE FAMILY HOME 3bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 6 appls, gas & wood F/P’s, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet neg w/ref. Avail. Aug 15 - $1250/mth WALK-ON COMOX WATERFRONT 3 bdrm & den home, 2 full/2 half bath, gas F/P, covered pkg, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Month-tomonth tenancy, home is listed for sale. Avail. Aug. 1 $1,000/mth COURTENAY CUTIE 2 bdrm, 1 bath rancher, 4 appls, garage, fenced yrd, newly renovated. N/S, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1$1000/mth COURTENAY EAST RANCHER 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage, carport, N/S, small pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Sept. 1 $1,050/mth DRESSAGE COURT 3 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, gas F/P (gas incl), balcony w/mountain view, N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 $1,000/mth ALMOST NEW Comox rancher, Lancaster Heights. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, SS appls., gas f/p, dbl garage, RV pkg. $1350/mo. Sept 1st. Call 250-338-9966 COMOX- clean Rancher, good area, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, garage, fenced yrd. N/S, sm pet negotiable w/ref. Sept 1. $1200. (250)339-0369.

STORAGE STORAGE Unit For Rent-30’X14’ Heated, Insulated, Secure, Well Maintained in Comox. Available Sept 1st. $325 HST and Hydro Call 250 218-1116 or 250 337-2230. Email mallory.lawrence@hotmail.com

SUITES, UPPER 2 Bdrm Suite in beautiful neighbourhood. Includes F/S, W/D, patio garden, parking, N/S. Available Aug 1st $725 plus hydo. 250-338-6896.

COURTENAY, 3 bdrm upper, N/S, N/P, walking distance to all amens, prkg, $800 mo, avail neg, 250-478-8146. COURTENAYSPACIOUS bright 2 bdrm upper level in town suite, W/D, hydro & cable incl. $850. (250)897-4424.

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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.

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.

250-334-3078 WILLOW ARMS APARTMENT

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

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1075 Edgett Road, 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

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

Call Sharon 250-334-9717

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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

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 & 2 bedroom condo available in quiet, well maintained building. Ideal for Seniors. Close to downtown. Bus stop out front. Small pets accepted with pet deposit.

Call Sharon 250-334-9717

1520/1540 Piercy Ave., Courtenay 2 bedroom suite available immediately and 2 bedroom available Sept. 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

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1255 9th Street, 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.

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

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

Call 338-7449

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

FAMILY OF FOUR, and 3 clean cats looking for home in Comox, Highland School catchment area. 3 or more bdrms, 1 or more baths. Non-smoking house for nonsmokers. Ref’s avail. Up to $1500/mo. Starting Sept. 1st Merril 1(403)631-2359 or 1(403) 443-6028.

1560-13th Street, Courtenay

RETIRED woman needs small house or cottage with garden space. 250-752-6253

Completely renovated 2 bedroom townhouse available. Units feature a private entrance, patio area, and lots of storage. Ideal for family or working couple. Small dog accepted with pet deposit.

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Call Sharon 250-334-9717


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OAKCREST 1155 Stewart Ave. 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.

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FOOD FORESTER RICHARD Walker will speak at Innisfree Farm this Friday about food forest gardening.

There’s food in them thar trees Forests also provide fibre, medicine and fuel Maybe you’ve heard of food forests. Maybe you’ve read the recent UN report recognizing perennials as essential in creating sustainable food sources. Or maybe you already know what many gardeners have discovered. Food forest gardening provides food, fibre, fuel and medicine with lower maintenance and cost over time. Whatever you’ve heard, food forest gardening is a method of gardening based on natural forest systems that, when mature, need little input, like fertilizing, watering or maintenance. Food forester Richard Walker will speak at Innisfree Farm this Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a public event with no need to pre-register. There will be a $10 charge at the gate. Richard will present his work and the concepts of food forest gardening in a 90-minute presentation, and he will answer your questions. He will expand on his evening presentation in a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday again at Innisfree Farm. This workshop has been popular and sold out quickly several times in Victoria, so make sure to register early. Information on the material covered during the workshop,

schedule and cost, is on the farm website www. innisfreefarm.ca or call 250-336-8768. Walker is a food forester, herbalist and teacher with over 25 years experience, who designs community and private forest gardens throughout B.C. He spent his early years as an organic farmer in Alberta. He later moved to Grand Forks, where over 20 years he transformed his three-acre property from a bare horse pasture into a lush self-sustaining forest garden with over 400 nut trees with lots of food and medicine-

bearing perennial plants and vines. Having converted a degraded piece of land into an abundant mix of rare, unique nut, fruit and medicinal plants from all over the world, he is one of Canada’s most experienced food foresters. Richard shares his studied and practical experience in a respectful and approachable manner that will inspire you and save you years of trial and error. He also has a great depth of herbal medicine knowledge and he shares this knowledge to promote healthy living through

the philosophy of food and herbs as medicine. What really adds to Richard’s credibility is that he lives as he teaches. He lives simply, creatively using his skills to bring food from the soil, to the table, and in doing so teaches us how food and plants create a culture of true sustainability. In his own words “gardening for a thousand years.” He loves to share this vision as a model for communities and individuals who are inspired to grow themselves in environmentally friendly, self-sustaining ways. — Innisfree Farm

The Courtenay and Comox branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library will hold free technology-focused training sessions this month. The schedule is as follows: • Introduction to eBooks: Comox: Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Call 250-3392971 to register. Courtenay: Aug. 22, 11 a.m. Call 250-334-3369, ext. 2 to register. • Introduction to the New Catalogue: Courtenay: Aug. 15 11 a.m. Drop in. • Facebook 101: Comox: Aug. 16, 2 p.m. Call 250-339-2971 to register. Courtenay: Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-334-3369 ext. 2 to register. eResearch: What’s it About?: Courtenay:

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Sharks set club records at Age Group Nationals Five Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks travelled to Montreal for the Canadian Age Group National Championships. The five were part of 1,665 competitors from 189 clubs from all across Canada that gathered at Parc Jean Drapeau for five days of fast racing. Drew Kuhnert, Brooke Lamoureux, Cheyenne Lindsay, Mikhaila Lindsay and Devin Pelletier represented the Sharks For all but Pelletier, this was their first time competing at the national level and naturally they were impressed at the level of competition. “The swimmers at Age Group Nation-

als represent the top two per cent of all competitive swimmers in their respective age groups in the whole country. For our swimmers it is an honour to have qualified to be here,” explained Sharks’ head coach Albert Burgund. Although only Lamoureux broke into the top 10 (200 fly) all the swims were well executed, Burgund said. In total four new club records were set. “Brooke broke her own record in the 400 free, Devin broke records in the 100 and the 200 backstroke, and Drew established a record in the 50 breaststroke,” Burgund said. These championships

ON THE NATIONAL stage were: Back row Devin Pelletier, Drew Kuhnert, coach Albert Burgund. Front row Cheyenne Lindsay, Brooke Lamoureux, Mikhaila Lindsay. PHOTO SUBMITTED

marked the end of the 2010/2011 season. “The Sharks would like to thank their sponsors, their supporters, and the people of the Comox Valley for their generosity in helping ensure that this season was so successful,” Burgund said. Registration for the upcoming season will be held on Sept. 6 for returning swimmers and Sept. 7 for new swimmers at the Sports Centre. For more information on the club check out their website at http://www. sharks.bc.ca. – Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks

Juniors rock at B.C. time trials

THOMAS ANDREW SHOWING intense effort.

JORDAN DUNCAN TAKING bronze in Under 19 men.

The Comox Valley Cycle Club Juniors dominated at the B.C. Time Trial Championships this past weekend in Duncan. Pleasant conditions saw a good turnout to the challenging event. The Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 17s all competed over a 20km course while the Under 19s competed on a 40km course. Nine local junior cyclists competed, with eight coming away with medals. “The juniors were well equipped, thanks to the never ending support from their fellow, more senior, club members, and their results show the success of the club’s Junior program,” a CVCC spokesperson said. Under 13 Men: Gold Mark Grant. Under 15 Women: Gold Gillian Ellsay, bronze Kia van der Vliet. Under 15 Men: Bronze James Grant. Under 17 Men: Gold Andrew Grant, silver Thomas Andrew, bronze Jake van der Vliet. Under 19 Men: Gold Nigel Ellsay, bronze Jordan Duncan. MARK GRANT WINS gold in Under 13 men.

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Great day for historic Nautical Days 4 Mile race

OWEN KENDALL OF Boston was the overall winner. PHOTO BY JEFF HUGHES

Perfect racing weather greeted runners from around the Island and farther away for the 42nd annual Nautical Days 4 Mile Road Race. “We had runners from as far away as Holland this year,” said race director Karen Weller of the Comox Valley Road Runners. “Some fast times were recorded during this year’s running of the oldest continually run foot race in British Columbia,” she added. A field of 142 runners took part in the Aug. 1 event in downtown Comox on BC Day, Aug. 1. Overall male winner was Owen Kendall of Boston in 21:30. In second place was Ernie Lucas in 22:19 followed by Jerry Loeb of Campbell River in 22:28. In what’s becoming an exciting sibling rivalry, the speedy young Commandeur brothers battled it out on the course with Scott finishing just ahead of Adam and claiming 6th overall and 1st in the M13-19 division. Steve Royer continued his perfect attendance record completing his 32nd consecutive Nautical Days run.

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Kim Boskov was the top female runner with a fast time of 26:12 and was followed not far behind by Jen Hockney in 27:56 and close behind her in third place was Gert Burger in 28:21. Male age group winners were 12 and under: Torin Halvarson; 13-19: Scott Commandeur; 20-29 Owen Kendall; 30-39 Jerry Loeb; 40-49 Ernie Lucas; 50-59 Wayne Crowe; 60-69 Barney Feenstra; and in 70 plus Adam Simpson. Female age group winners were 12 and

under Emily Keyes; 13-19 Mary Clair Geneau; 20-29 Sarah Graham; 30-39 Kim Boskov; 40-49 Shannon Lebeuf; 50-59 Karen Sibley; and 60-69 Roslyn Smith. Full race results are available at www. CVRR.ca. “The Comox Valley Road Runners thank all participants and the numerous volunteers for making this year’s race a success. A special thank you to the race sponsors for their generous contribution and support, especially Quality Foods and Tim

Hortons in Comox who provided food and coffee for the race. “Also, especially mentioning George Kacavenda, the owner of the Lorne Hotel, who allowed us to use the parking area, Russ Ball, from Audio Excellence, who not only marshalled but also set up his sound system for the race, and Tim Cowan from The Medicine Shoppe who donated the use of a power outlet and water tap for the finish area,” Weller said. – Comox Valley Road Runners

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Cougars shine for B.C. at Games Earle Couper Record Staff

It’s time for darts Darts, you say? Yes, just down the road. September will see most local leagues starting up the 2011/12 season. The Comox Legion has a variety of house teams open to members and guest players. Monday is the inhouse Men’s League (four to a team); Tuesday is the in-house Mixed League and the Tuesday Pub League. Thursday is the Men’s Money League, with teams from a variety of venues. Wednesday Drop in Darts (last Wednesday is Aug. 31) moves to Fridays on Sept. 9. Coming up on Saturday, Aug. 27 is the Comox Legion’s “Hawaiian Style” Dart Tournament. The entry fee is $5 per player for this event; the format will be a blind draw mixed doubles. For more information call 250-339-9592.

Valliere fourth in Juvenile division Courtenay golfer of only six players Mark Valliere, 16, to break par in the a member of Rat- final round because cliffe Golf of the windy Elite Junior conditions. Academy at In the JuveCrown Isle nille division Resort, shot of the chama final round pionship Val1-under-par liere finished 71 to finish fourth: all tied for 16th members of Team BC, at the Cana- VALLIERE which will dian Junior Boys Championship, be participating this held Aug. 2-5 at Mor- week in Kamloops at gan Creek Golf Club the Western Canada Summer Games, finin South Surrey. Valliere was one ished in the top five.

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It didn’t take long for the Comox Valley presence to be felt at the Western Canada Summer Games. The Games got underway Aug. 5 in Kamloops, and on Aug. 7 Haleigh Lloyd of Ladysmith, who trains with the Comox Valley Cougars Track & Field Club, missed the podium by the narrowest of margins in the 1 0 0 m hurdles. Lloyd finished fourth PARKER with a personal best of 14.88 seconds, eclipsing her previous best of 14.54. The bronze medallist’s time was 14.80 seconds. The winning time was 14.46 seconds. On Aug. 8, Nick Blackburn, another Cougar, ran the 400m hurdles and qualified for the Aug. 9 final. But the highlight of the early going was Cougar teammate Cody Parker winning gold for Team BC in men’s javelin. His toss of 63.66 metres was short of his 66.58 PB, but more than enough to beat out James Turner of Kelowna, who won silver with a toss of

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Safeway helping MS cause Canada Safeway has launched its fundraising and awareness campaign to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada in an effort to “Make Muscles Move.” The month-long campaign started July 30 and is intended to raise much-needed funds to support valuable research, as well as provide Safeway Mobility Grants to hundreds of families living with neuromuscular disorders in our community. “There are more than 50,000 Canadians living with neuromuscular disorders, and Muscular Dystrophy Canada remains committed to enhancing the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well-funded research,” said Shelley Wells, executive director for Western Canada of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. “We are extremely grateful for our partnership with Canada Safeway. Their campaign provides community awareness for our cause, as well as funding to support our client needs and research.” The Mosco family received a Safeway Mobility Grant for a wheelchair elevator so their five-year-old son Evan could access all levels of their home. “Close your eyes and picture this,” explained Evan’s parents. “Our son Evan getting himself into his own elevator, travelling down into our recreation room and to his final destination … his playroom! Thank you Safeway and Muscular Dystrophy Canada.” Safeway, one of the largest corporate supporters of families living with disabilities in Western Canada, dedicates the entire month of August to raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Last year, $1.2 million was raised in Western Canada through a variety of in-store fundraising events, the Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy and through donations received from customers. — Canada Safeway

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Christian outreach helping folk Again this year, about 100 people attended the Train Station barbecue in Courtenay. The Train Station Christian Based Outreach has been meeting every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. for more than five years. The meetings feature a time of old-time gospel music, refreshments, testimonies, fellowship and prayer. “This year’s BBQ was a little different because about 50 per cent of the people that came out were people that we invited from the Sonshine Soup Kitchen, located at St. George’s Church,” said spokesman Murray Coulter. “Our small Train Station string band has been providing encouraging gospel music at the Soup Kitchen once a month. As a result, we have gotten to know some of the folks that have lunch there.” Organizers served more than 144 hamburgers, pop, chips and hotdogs. After everyone had eaten, they sat and listened to gospel music provided by Chad Block. “I know it was God that encouraged us to start having these meetings at the train station in January of

2006,” said Coulter. “This is an outreach to the homeless and addicted, to the weary and brokenhearted, as

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well as to many local church people.” “In the last five years we have had well over 100 testimonies from just ordinary people of how the love of God has changed their lives,” he added. “Everything from deliverance from addictions to drugs and alcohol, to restored marriages, miracle healings, recovery from debt and much much more. These are reallife people with reallife problems that God has been able to solve.” The Train Station is being run by the Comox Valley Direction Society, and the Tuesday night gospel meetings rent the facility for a nominal fee. “The old E&N building that was built in 1914 is an awesome landmark and heritage site; it has much history and fond memories for many Valley residents,” said Coulter.

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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, Aug. 10 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Allan Jossul, Comox Bay Farm, Comox Road, Courtenay, 9 a.m.noon. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com.

Thursday, Aug. 11 COMOX Seniors’ Association offers Beyond Beginner Yoga, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 10:30 a.m.noon. Members $20/mo., guests $10/session drop-in or $30/4 sessions. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885.

Friday, Aug. 12 C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Mt. Washington walk; meet at Home Depot (recycling area), 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Bev 250-871-2027, Val 250-871-4665, Glayne 250339-0036, www.cvnewcomers.blogspot.com. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Country Cousins, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000.

Saturday, Aug. 13 C.V. FARMERS’ Market Family Day, with entertainment by Helen Austin, C.V. Exhibition Grounds, Headquarters Road, Courtenay, 9 a.m.noon. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com. CUMBERLAND United Church offers Meditation, First & Penrith, Cumberland, 9–9:45 a.m. Shared leadership & variety of meditation styles. By donation. FMI: Julianne 250-400-7084. KITTY CAT PAL Society Adopt-a-Pal kittens & cats available for adoption at Woofy’s, Ryan Rd. near Superstore, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 250-218-7223, www.kittycatpals.com.

Sunday, Aug. 14 KITTY CAT PAL Society Adopt-a-Pal kittens & cats available for adoption at Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 250-218-7223, www.kittycatpals.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 16 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. COMOX Seniors’ Association offers Nia with Ann Marie Lische, d’Esterre House, 1801

Beaufort Ave., 3–4:14 p.m. Members $20/mo., guests $30/mo. or $10/session dropin. FMI: Arabella 250-9418885.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Rodney MacMillan, Comox Bay Farm, Comox Road, Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www. comoxvalleyfarmersmarket. com. ROYAL Canadian Naval Association meets, Comox Legion, 1 p.m. Guests welcome. FMI: 250-339-5498.

Thursday, Aug. 18 COMOX Seniors’ Association offers Beyond Beginner Yoga, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 10:30 a.m.noon. Members $20/mo., guests $10/session drop-in or $30/4 sessions. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885.

Friday, Aug. 19 C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Puntledge walk; meet at 1st St. & Menzies, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Brenda 250-871-3680, BettyLou 250-218-7908, Michelle 250-331-9158, 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, Aug. 20 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Joanna Finch & Jim Lambert, C.V. Exhibition Grounds, Headquarters Road, Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www. comoxvalleyfarmersmarket. com. CUMBERLAND United Church offers Meditation, First & Penrith, Cumberland, 9–9:45 a.m. Shared leadership & variety of meditation styles. By donation. FMI: Julianne 250-400-7084. KITTY CAT PAL Society Adopt-a-Pal kittens & cats available for adoption inside Comox Centre Mall, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. FMI: 250-2187223, www.kittycatpals.com.

Sunday, Aug. 21 KITTY CAT PAL Society Adopt-a-Pal kittens & cats available for adoption at Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 250-218-7223, www.kittycatpals.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 23 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. COMOX Seniors’ Association offers Nia with Ann Marie Lische, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 3–4:14 p.m. Members $20/mo., guests $30/mo. or $10/session dropin. FMI: Arabella 250-9418885.

Wednesday, Aug. 24 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Pamela Tessmann, Comox Bay Farm, Comox Road, Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www. comoxvalleyfarmersmarket. com.

Thursday, Aug. 25 COMOX Seniors’ Association offers Beyond Beginner Yoga, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 10:30 a.m.noon. Members $20/mo., guests $10/session drop-in or $30/4 sessions. FMI: Arabella 250-941-8885.


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IT TAKES A VILLAGE Diamond Park Enterprises employee Matt Pratt works on what will be a Value Village across from the Lewis Centre in Courtenay. Value Villages sell donated reusable clothing and household items at affordable prices. They pay their “non-profit alliances� in the local community based on the number of boxes and bags of merchanPHOTO BY MARK ALLAN dise they’ve collected and delivered to Value Village.

Percs CafĂŠ new to downtown Owners have experience in Comox Valley food industry Tina Card and Scott Stevens plan to make Percs 5th St CafĂŠ your downtown Courtenay meeting place for great coffee, delicious lunches and mid-day snacks. After buying the former Sharks on Fifth location in mid-June Card and Stevens are looking to use their extensive restaurant backgrounds to bring you a variety of tantalizing homemade soups, freshly made sandwiches and wraps along with fresh baked grab and go options. Having lived in the Comox Valley for the past 12 years, they say there is no other place they want to live, and contribute to this great community. With Scott, a former foodservice sales rep, and Tina working in some of the Valley’s best restaurants, it was only natural that they combine talents and venture out on their own. “As a sales rep calling on all the restaurants in the Valley and creating great relationships with a lot of the operators in town was an excellent hands on learning experience ‌ little did I know those observations would prove to be extremely relevant,â€? says Stevens, whose background also includes restaurant management in both

SCOTT STEVENS AND Tina Card have owned Percs 5th St CafĂŠ in Courtenay since mid-June. PHOTO BY MARK ALLAN

front and back of the house. “We wanted to get into something that we both could handle and a place where I could get as creative as I want to and offer a variety of freshly baked goods and lunch items,â€? says Card, whose career in the restaurant business started in Sooke at Moms CafĂŠ. After moving to the Valley,

Tina joined the Black Fin team, where her experiences were enhanced by chef Karl Johansen. After the ownership change at the Black Fin, Edd and Lisa Moyes were instrumental in enhancing Card’s knowledge, and contributed to her desire to “get out on her own.� Working with chef Ronald St. Pierre

was a highlight in her career, a relationship she appreciates and cherishes. “My experiences have taught me how to be versatile and creative in an industry as challenging as ours, and while we are not going over the top we are offering quality, fresh, homemade meals that we think you will be sure to enjoy.â€? Percs 5th St CafĂŠ is at 344 Fifth St. and is open Mondays to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Percs 5th St CafĂŠ

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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

The legal playing field In the absence until Aug. 18 of even a brief court appearance by a 16-year-old accused of firstdegree murder, the rumour mill has been busily grinding. You might have heard rumours. We have, but we couldn’t pass them on even if we confirmed their validity. Although much of what most of us know about courtrooms comes from television and movies, a huge majority of that is coming from the States. The legal systems in the two countries differ in some important ways, including how juries are handled. Juries in the U.S. tend to be sequestered, booked into hotel rooms during important trials and isolated from what the media is reporting. This gives the media much more latitude in what can be reported than in this country. The Canadian system typically does not sequester juries until they actually begin to deliberate a verdict. To avoid jurors from being unduly prejudiced even before trials begin or to prevent them from learning information that a judge might later rule inadmissible, Canadian courts impose sweeping publication bans on information that might subsequently be evidence. In the case of a serious leak, a judge could declare a mistrial or a change of venue. Either way, a contempt of court charge is a real possibility. It’s tough for us to know something we are sure our readers would want to read, and be forbidden from printing it, but that’s the playing field. Even input by letter-to-the-editor writers and online commenters can invoke the wrath of the courts. This is why we have regretfully banned commenting on any stories about the murder of James Denton on our website. Rest assured, we will report what we can when we can, but for a time our coverage will be limited. Of course, police want to speak to anyone with information about the stabbing. Call the RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com Record Question of the Week This week: Seventy per cent of respondents so far say they are glad The Big Time Out festival is proceeding. Are you pleased it is going ahead in the regional district rather than being cancelled? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord. com and vote in the Poll on the mainpage. Ped Pedalling around the globe is one thing, but helping a good cause like World Vision is another. Kudos to former Comox Valley resident Bruce Gordon.

After-event partying by mountain bike participants at Mount Washington resulted in property damage and an assault with a fire extinguisher.

CEO clarifies airport expenses Dear editor, I would like to clarify statements that have been made regarding the Comox Valley Airport’s marketing budget, which includes the corporate branding. This marketing budget is not funded by the one-time grant offered through the 2003 referendum to the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) as a contribution toward the costs of building our current F/O Cottingham Civil Passenger Terminal Building. The marketing budget is funded from Comox Valley Airport’s (YQQ) fees generated for airport services that we provide. Its purpose is to create awareness of our airport both locally and at destinations we serve. Corporate identity, branding and marketing play a role in enhancing the image of the Comox Valley Airport as a professional worldclass airport contributing to the economic growth of the region. The marketing budget supports our board-approved strategic plan and the operating budget is also approved by our board of directors. Cossette, the agency chosen for the airport branding project, is

a reputable company recognized both nationally and internationally and listed as one of the top 15 advertising agencies in North America. We were able to obtain their services through a public request for proposals process and they were not the highest-priced submission. Cossette has done a remarkable job at reflecting the way residents see themselves with

I understand that investors obviously would like to see a return on their money and I believe, without a doubt, that the taxpayers’ investment in the passenger terminal building of the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is money well spent. In general, the Comox Valley Airport and the regional tourism industry generate a total of approximately 11,300 direct jobs, $119 million per year in taxes, and $571 million I understand that investors in direct economic obviously would like to see a return output. on their money and I believe, without Our marketing initiatives help a doubt, that the taxpayers’ investto support our ment in the passenger terminal attempts to develop building of the Comox Valley Airport air service, which in turn will help our (YQQ) is money well spent. communities. Shirley de Silva For example, one daily 70-seat Q400 the way they want others to transborder aircraft operation think of them. They have not dis- generates 12.6 person years of appointed me. employment per annum. InterVISTAS Consulting Employment is generated each Group, our aviation consultants, time an aircraft lands at the are industry experts in the aviaComox Valley Airport. tion and tourism industries. They As a community, we must not have delivered more than 2,000 only share in the benefits, but projects with over 400 clients in exercise great care to maintain 63 countries worldwide. and not to jeopardize our investThey are working with staff ment in the Comox Valley Airto build business cases for addiport (YQQ). Shirley de Silva tional airlines/destinations that Editor’s note: Shirley de Silva can meet the travel needs of our community. I consider them to be is the CEO of the Comox Valley Airport. the best in the business.

Putting hospital close to college flawed Dear editor, I just wanted to chime in on the latest proposed location of the new hospital. Firstly, while it would be nice if the communities of Comox Valley and Campbell River could each have their own, it doesn’t sound like an efficient use of taxpayers’ money. Secondly, why are we consider-

ing locating it on a beautiful forested piece of land that will have to be destroyed when there are lots around that have already been nuked? Natural properties like the one next to North Island College are rare and are great amenities to the community. Finally, why would you put a hospital so close to residential neighbourhoods when plenty of

properties are farther away that would suffice? You think the sounds of Costco are bad, wait until the sirens come a roaring. And what about public consultation? I assume this will take place as this property is zoned only for educational uses and not Janice Goolah, a hospital. Courtenay


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What is the rush? Let’s get it right – Comox OCP Dear editor, In response to K. McVey regarding recent council decisions on Comox’s Official Community Plan, I stand by my relooking at important issues brought to the council table. The OCP is a document that will be a guideline for the Town of Comox for not just the next couple of years but for the next 20 years! Community planning, development, protection of the environment and character of neighbourhoods and rural areas are just some of the issues under consideration. When I decided to

run for council I said I viewed a councillor as someone who should come to the council table with ideas but also be someone who listens to fellow councillors and the public, weighing all sides of an issue. I further stated that should a councillor or council make an error in judgement that he / she or they have the courage to admit it and review issues for the betterment of the town. Someone wisely suggested at one of the public meetings regarding the OCP, “What is the rush? let’s get it right.” So for me, another pub-

HUGH MACKINNON

lic meeting to make sure we get it right is acceptable and democratic. What I have seen in politics globally, federally, provincially and now firsthand locally is that deciding on contentious issues

comes down most often to principle or compromise. Some politicians view some issues as matters of principle and vote on the issue, not considering any compromising of their principle beliefs, which at times is admirable. At other times, politicians entertain compromise, looking for some common ground. Finding consensus and compromise is never easy in a democracy, evident south of the border in the U.S. as we speak, and, even in our Town of Comox. With the OCP issue involving some Point Holmes properties, the proposed .8 of hectare lot size sug-

gested in the initial OCP draft was amended by our council in a close vote down to .5. It was done so as a compromise, hoping to maintain the character of the rural neighbourhood but allowing some large property owners to consider limited development on their lands whilst maintaining rural character without town expectations (sidewalks, etc.). Soon thereafter, .4 was proposed with attractive conditions and passed at another

council meeting. After weighing the issue again, after a public hearing, and, after consulting with Town staff I believe the compromise to .5 allows the possibility of landowners to consider developing on their properties but overseen by the checks and balances of Town staff to ensure environmental concerns are addressed and rural integrity maintained. These checks and balances would not be as possible with the drop to .4, I am told.

I encourage you to have your say at the public meeting. Who knows, your argument may cause councillors to relook at their position one last time and ‘dither’ again considering your point of view for the Official Community Plan. I’d rather ‘dither’ and get it right than pass something in haste that all will regret down the road! Hugh MacKinnon, Comox Editor’s note: Hugh MacKinnon sits on Comox council.

Glider critic is making noise Dear editor, This letter is in response to your report, “Going along for the glide,” which should have been titled “Being taken for a ride.” In the story, your reporter quoted Lt.Col./CO Tony Appels, cadet Christopher Eckert of Parksville and Maj. Wayne Heal. This would hardly

seem an objective basis on which to write a story, but I suppose your reporter can be excused for being swept up in the fun “while operating a plane specially constructed, for the Comox Valley Record.” I’m often amazed at the things people will say, but even more incredulous that they would print it!

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WE WOULD LIKE to thank Wayne Procter for putting the heart back into Black Creek! After a four-year absence, the Black Creek Diner is back. Wayne hired a culinary chef from Halifax and his wife. Not only are they a great team but the food is reasonably priced and very good. They use local organic produce and we are regulars both for breakfast and dinner. TWO WEEKS AGO, at the conclusion of the strike action by Canada Post, I sent a 10-by-7.5-inch envelope to the government. It contained one sheet of paper. Two weeks later — it is returned to me with a ‘Return to Sender’ stamp. Reason? “Insufficient postage.” Amount short — seven cents! And

we wonder why Canada Post is in trouble? On second thoughts, maybe because it is in trouble is the reason they were so small-minded? Now, if I still want to send it, they double their income off me! My homeland of Britain has many problems, like anywhere else, but I know for a fact, the Royal Mail would never have acted so stingily — never. What is happening with these massive corporations and companies? Maybe Gran’s old saying still proves true — “too big for your shoes.” BOUQUETS OF FRAGRANT flowers to the nice ladies who helped my husband in Aspen Park with his scooter. His pride is a little hurt, but he’s OK. Thanks, ladies.

As I feel many discussions devolve into pettiness, I will attempt to limit myself to the “facts” of your story. Every year since the CF Glider School moved here (1997 from now-defunct CFB Chilliwack) we have had a story about “Going along for the ride.” You have interviewed the brass, flown on their junkets, heard for yourself the “noise impact on residents neighbouring the base,” from the cockpit of a plane, has your paper ever thought to investigate further? Apparently not. Scott Stanfield states in your story, “in at 7:45 a.m. (that’s when we close our windows because they start flying )” they had breakfasted and started” and as the course “demands 10 to 12 hours a day from cadets” who fly “until about 7 p.m. ... small wonder it is lights out at 9:30.” I’m sure their program is exhausting. I know being woken up by it and hearing it all day is. Tonight (Aug. 4) the air was buzzing past 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. = 12 hours of 80-decibel noise. Check www.ccohs.ca/

oshanswers/phys_ag/ exposure_can.html). The iPhone decibel meter that I used in my research puts the tow planes at a consistent 70 to 80 db, equivalent to a garbage truck. Imagine a garbage truck driving around your house all day. Could your scribe hear this from his cockpit? Perhaps an objective newspaper might get a view point from an affected resident rather than accepting at face value the “deliberate practice to minimize the noise impact on the residents neighboring the base” expounded by the military authority. Your reporting of this issue is bereft of any sense of objectivity, and this is evident in your reporter’s narrow range of sources (the military) and failing completely to critically analyze the numbers presented by his sources. Steve W. Hodge, Comox Editor’s note: As Mr. Hodge might have guessed, the piece was not intended as an investigative or hard news article, merely a feature story. We thank Mr. Hodge for his perspective from the ground.

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Time to get smart in this province – or go broke VICTORIA — B.C.’s job market held steady in July, with unemployment at 7.3 per cent. The latest Statistics Canada job data were released as global financial markets teetered on the edge of another recession. B.C. was last reminded of its vulnerability to world events in late 2008 and early 2009, when financial markets froze up and governments around the world started frantically borrowing to bail out major industries. There are still idle construction cranes around B.C., although the vital commodity markets have recovered. It was the sickening skid in provincial revenues, which began to reveal itself during the 2009 election campaign, that triggered the B.C. government’s panicked grab for the harmonized sales tax and its transition fund. If blame is important to you, blame Stephen Harper for the HST, but please don’t believe Bill Vander Zalm and the NDP when they claim it was merely a political plot covered up with lies. The truth is much scarier than the scare tactics of these political

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FLETCHER opportunists. Globalization isn’t optional, and there are lots of countries out there ready to beat us up and take our lunch money if we give them half a chance. The Canadian and U.S. central banks have held interest rates near zero since the crisis. If something more goes wrong, they are “out of bullets,” as economists say. Here’s another economic fact about the year 2011. For the first time in Canadian history, the majority of people with employersupported pensions now work for government or its agencies, rather than the private sector. Despite all the political blather about left and right, more spending versus less, government keeps growing. That’s true for Canada and for B.C., where government grew every year of the allegedly tight-fisted reign of Gordon Campbell. There has been lots of bleating about HST

on adult-sized clothing for children. Claiming your hubby’s clothes are actually for a bulky child may be the oldest scam in sales tax evasion. This is an example of what economists call the paradox of public finance. Economists like consumption taxes because they’re difficult to avoid. Many taxpayers dislike them for the same reason. This is the road that leads to Greece, where tax evasion is considered a civil right along with fat pay and pensions. The same population expects to go to university at little or no cost until they’re 30, and then retire at 55, with the whole apparatus somehow held up by the dwindling band of workers in between. The latest contract demands of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation give a sense of their Greece-like isolation from reality. Lengthy paid leaves, yet more paid professional development days, oh, and a double-digit wage increase after the rest of the public service has accepted zero. I attended the recent BCTF convention in Victoria, where this entitlement culture

Our school district thrifty Dear editor, A comparison of School District 79 (Cowichan Valley) with SD71 (Comox Valley) reveals SD79 has 8,398 students and SD71 10,878. SD79’s average teacher wage is $69,210 to $68,714 for SD71. The district superintendent for Cowichan received a compensation package of $169,123 (base salary, pension benefits, and other expenses) compared to the Comox Valley ($175,001). Both receive eight weeks vacation. Cowichan has nine trustees at yearly wages of $91,279 to seven trustees in Comox at $64,384 per year. Cowichan has 438 teachers/42 principals/vice-principals to the Comox Valley’s 446 teachers/48 principals/vice-principals. The average wage for principals is $101,033 in Cowichan to $96,673 in Comox. Total district wages for a year is $55,398,867 in Cowichan to $54,498,528 in the Comox Valley.

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Total office supplies and stationery purchases for Cowichan was $369,479 and $72,315 for Comox. If you look at these figures, note that the Comox Valley has 2,480 more students with less average teacher wage, fewer school trustees and lower wages, lower average wage for principals, less wages for total district and a much lower purchases of office supplies and stationery. The amazing part is that with Comox having 2,480 more students, the Comox Valley employs only eight more teachers than Cowichan. These figures show that the Cowichan Valley school board is out of control with the taxpayer dollars. In summary, the average Cowichan Valley teacher wage is also higher than Delta, Richmond, Burnaby, and Surrey. Just nuts! All B.C. school district financial information is available online at Joe Sawchuk, kto12.ca. Duncan

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was on display. During a news conference about the BCTF’s many demands, someone stood behind Education Minister George Abbott and held up a sign for TV cameras that demanded No Tankers.

This was no campus radical slipped in from the street. It was a middle-aged BCTF delegate, one of many decrying the industrial economy we need to pay for their pensions. B.C. aspires to be a shipbuilding economy

but it can’t do shipping? According to our public sector union elites, we’re too precious to allow oil tankers in B.C.? Apparently some have still failed to notice that oil tankers have been going up

and down the coast for decades, and back and forth under the Lion’s Gate Bridge for years. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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Knowing about employer-sponsored benefits helps All your work-related plans You were given explanatory booklets when you signed up for your employer-sponsored plans and you’ve probably received updates. Read everything carefully so you’ll know exactly what benefits you are entitled to receive under each plan. Pay particular attention to periodic notices — and look carefully for changes. Employers often revise plans and may even terminate them but must give plenty of notice.

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tribution (DC) plan does not guarantee the amount of your future benefits. Your retirement income depends on the accumulated contributions and the investment returns earned by those contributions. • Your employer may offer a Group RRSP instead of, or in addition to a formal pension plan. You may be required to make full contributions or your employer may subsidize them. Either way, the total contributions to a Group RRSP and any personal RRSPs can’t exceed your personal annual maximum contribution limit set by the Canada Revenue Agency. • Deferred Profit Sharing Plans (DPSPs) are paid for by an employer and are often restricted to investment solely in the employer’s stock. The retirement benefit

depends on investment performance over time. Health benefits plans • Know plan limitations and gaps. • Group plans may not provide all the coverage you need. Most plans provide only partial coverage and/or a percentage of your salary that ignores any pre-disability income

from overtime or bonuses. • Know who should pay for coverage. • If you and your spouse both have work-related plans, you may be doubling up on coverage and costs. Compare plans and eliminate doublecovered items. Your professional adviser can help you

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